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Climate of hate: Shooting at House GOP baseball practice

Michelle Malkin - Wed, 06/14/2017 - 08:58

Seems like just last month that a college professor was publicly calling for Republicans to be “lined up and shot.”

This morning, we awoke to the news of a horrible shooting at the House GOP’s baseball practice in Alexandria, Va.

Sen. Rand Paul was in the batting cage and described the chaos as Rep. Steve Scalise and several staffers were targeted:

Breaking: Senator Rand Paul describes shooting scene https://t.co/wMTL3i1OPG

— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 14, 2017

In case you had any doubt this was a politically motivated shooting, Rep. Ron DeSantis recounted that a man asked which party the people on the field belonged to:

Rep. DeSantis who at baseball practice recalls: “A guy…walked up to us that was asking whether it was Republicans or Democrats out there.” pic.twitter.com/GwozCPRdve

— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 14, 2017

God bless the Capitol Police who prevented this from becoming a massacre.

BREAKING NEWS! Two Capitol Police Officers wounded and took out gunman in exchage of gunfire saving many lives. https://t.co/n1aHsC9sTo

— Colorado FOP (@ColoradoFOP) June 14, 2017

I’ve warned for more than a decade about the unhinged Left’s rhetoric and the despicable double standards that have given progressives immunity as they falsely blamed Republicans and conservatives for every last random outbreak of violence.

In fact, Unhinged could be re-released today and readers would hardly notice it was written 11 years ago!

Are there any decent Democrats or left-wingers in the public square willing to acknowledge the existence of their own climate of hate — festering with misogyny, liberal racism, and assassination fascination?

Do words and rhetoric only have consequences if they can be used against conservatives and Republicans?

Or will we spend the rest of the day being bombarded with vile gloating like this:

Applaud #Alexandria shooter….time for NRA bitches in GOP to get a taste of rest of America. Too bad they have healthcare.

— Trump is Satan (@LeftWingMilitia) June 14, 2017

This is what happens when you take health care away from the mentally ill, but still let them buy guns. "Steve Scalise"#SavetheACA pic.twitter.com/72QEpfXGL9

— The American (@greenchavo) June 14, 2017

Crazy ass health care bills bring out crazy assed people. Scalise has the insurance he needs. I wonder if the shooter did?

— Derrick Franks (@sergio3swan1958) June 14, 2017

No sympathy for scum who try to kill millions by taking away their healthcare. People get shot everyday B. Steven Scalise has insurance.

— Caramel Atheist (@CaramelAtheist) June 14, 2017

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Uh oh: DNC better sound the ‘all Hollywood lib hands on deck’ alarm in Georgia

Michelle Malkin - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 15:23

**Written by Doug Powers

Georgia’s 6th congressional district election is a week away, and Democrat Jon Ossoff, who polls last week showed having anywhere from a 3 to 7 point lead, is now tied with Republican Karen Handel:

A new SurveyUSA poll for 11Alive in Atlanta found that Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel are tied at 47 percent in Georgia’s special House election, one week from Election Day.

Another 6 percent of voters are still undecided in the poll, as Ossoff and Handel jockey to replace HHS Secretary Tom Price in Congress. Most recent public polling has shown Ossoff with a slight lead, but both candidates insist that this race is “neck and neck,” as Ossoff said this weekend.

Ossoff leads among young people by a 3-to-2 margin and among newcomers to the state. Handel leads by the same 3-to-2 margin among seniors and longtime Georgia residents.

Ossoff better get his celeb supporters like Samuel L. Jackson, Alyssa Milano and Chelsea Handler warming up in the bullpen again. There’s nothing regular voters appreciate more than celebs coming in from Hollywood to tell them what to do. I’m hoping that ultimately Ossoff loses by one vote, mostly for the irony.

In any case, the Hollywood Celeb Dem-Mobile has been dispatched and is en route to Georgia … again:

via GIPHY

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‘Red’ herrings: Comey’s testimony continues to wedgie Dem election narrative

Michelle Malkin - Tue, 06/13/2017 - 12:27

**Written by Doug Powers

The prospect of James Comey’s testimony last week had the Democrats more excited than Hillary Clinton when her BleachBit coupon book arrived early last year. However, Comey’s testimony didn’t exactly play into the DNC’s election narrative, and there’s this extra bit of backfire for the Democrats:

Ex-FBI Director James Comey has privately told members of Congress that he had a frosty exchange with Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch last year when he confronted her about possible political interference in the Hillary Clinton email investigation after showing Lynch a sensitive document she was unaware the FBI possessed, according to sources who were directly briefed on the matter.
[…]
Comey told lawmakers in the close door session that he raised his concern with the attorney general that she had created a conflict of interest by meeting with Clinton’s husband, the former President Bill Clinton, on an airport tarmac while the investigation was ongoing.

During the conversation, Comey told lawmakers he confronted Lynch with a highly sensitive piece of evidence, a communication between two political figures that suggested Lynch had agreed to put the kibosh on any prosecution of Clinton.

Comey said “the attorney general looked at the document then looked up with a steely silence that lasted for some time, then asked him if he had any other business with her and if not that he should leave her office,” said one source who was briefed.

The real story in all this for any Pulitzer-seeking journalist is how Hillary couldn’t win in spite of the fix being in during the primaries while an Obama-led “Justice” Department looked the other way at all the Clintons’ shenanigans, and then blamed the whole embarrassment on Russia.

Update:

On the same topic, this suggestion for the GOP occurred to me earlier:

New GOP pitch for voter ID should be "we need to make sure Russians aren't casting ballots" and then thank Dems for pointing out the problem

— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) June 13, 2017

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Just perfect: Global warming ‘research’ headline of the week

Michelle Malkin - Mon, 06/12/2017 - 23:01

**Written by Doug Powers

From the CBC, here’s a headline that proves man-made climate change is causing an alarming increase in circular reasoning:

SCIENCE!

It seems the global warming research vessel S.S. Begging the Question experienced some problems:

A team of scientists had to abandon an expedition through Hudson Bay because of hazardous ice conditions off the coast of Newfoundland caused by climate change.

About 40 scientists from five Canadian universities were scheduled to use the icebreaker CCGS Amundsen for the first leg of a 133-day expedition across the Arctic. It’s part of a $17-million, four-year project led by the University of Manitoba that looks at both the effects of climate change as well as public health in remote communities.

Their trip began May 25 in Quebec City, but due to bad ice conditions off the coast of Newfoundland, the icebreaker was diverted from its course to help ferries and fishing boats navigate the Strait of Belle Isle, said David Barber, a climate change scientist at the University of Manitoba and leader of the Hudson Bay expedition called BaySys.

Thick, dense ice had travelled to the area down from the High Arctic, said Barber, which caused unsuspecting boats to become stuck and even take on water.

Why is there still ice up there, when it’s already all melted as evidenced by Al Gore spotting fish swimming in the streets of Miami? You just know it’s all going to have something to do with Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement.

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It’s come to this: London police commish finds proof of city’s diversity (open thread)

Michelle Malkin - Sun, 06/11/2017 - 11:37

**Written by Doug Powers

This Sunday open thread and cookout is hereby convened. Without further adieu, the lead-off story:

When politicians and the police are so PC they ignore obvious warning signs, this is the kind of spin we can expect more of after attacks:

You can’t make this stuff up:

“It’s desperately sad and poignant but among those who died is someone who’s British, there are French, Australian, Canadian, Spanish,” Cressida Dick told The Associated Press in an interview Saturday.

“In terms of our witnesses that we’ve spoken to so far, out of the 300-odd people, there are about 20 different countries of origin. And the London British population comes from all kinds of backgrounds and every kind of faith and ethnicity.”

She said longtime Londoners value this international aspect of the British capital.

“We believe of course that that’s what makes our city so great,” she said. “It’s a place where the vast majority of time it’s incredibly integrated and that diversity gives us strength.”

Great… now do the diversity of the terrorists who killed or injured them. One of the attackers literally told Italian authorities “I’m going to be a terrorist” but he was allowed into the UK anyway. In progressive drum circle anti-terror strategy sessions there are those who actually believe the streets will be safer with more law enforcement awakenings like this:

“Commissioner, somebody just ran down two dozen people on the street — 23 Caucasians and 1 Latino injured.”

“My God, we have a huge diversity problem!”

Incredible.

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Front page headlines in Friday’s New York Times seems to have missed something James Comey said at Thursday’s hearing:

Gee, I wonder why the Times didn’t try go give this revelation “bombshell” status:

The New York Times got it wrong when it reported this year that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 election, former FBI Director James Comey testified Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
[…]
However, Comey flatly disputed all of that.

“That report by the New York Times was not true. Is that a fair statement?” Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, asked.

“In the main, it was not true,” Comey replied. “The challenge, and I’m not picking on reporters, about writing on classified information is: The people talking about it often don’t really know what’s going on, and those of us who actually know what’s going on are not talking about it.”

He added, “And we don’t call the press to say, ‘Hey, you got that thing wrong about this sensitive topic.’ We just have to leave it there.”

The New York Times obviously didn’t seem to think a story showing why you can’t trust what you read in the New York Times would be very good for business.

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NBC News’ Chuck Todd said Thursday’s Comey hearing was a bad day for everybody (and you know what that means):

Somehow I’m guessing that if Comey had said exactly what The Resistance was hoping to hear that would have been worded differently.

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For global warming alarmist NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, not being an eco-hypocrite would be a “cheap political stunt”:

Mayor Bill de Blasio has a message for New Yorkers looking for a productive way to respond to President Trump’s decision to remove the United States from the Paris accord on climate change: Do your part, and stop using plastic grocery bags.

But when it comes to his roughly 11-mile trips in a police caravan from Gracie Mansion to a favored gym in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the mayor — after one such trip on Friday — appeared to break with that philosophy during his weekly radio appearance, essentially telling listeners, do as I say, not as I do.
[…]
“How about you stepping up your game, leading by example, getting out of your S.U.V. armada, and if you need to go to the Park Slope Y five days a week rather than a gym near you, why don’t you take mass transit or even once in a while ride a bike like the vast majority of your fellow New Yorkers, so you will know how we are suffering under a transit system?” Charles asked.
[…]
But on the radio show, Mr. de Blasio said he should be judged not on his personal behavior but on the policies of his administration, including efforts to retrofit buildings and move toward more electric vehicles in the city’s fleet.

“The issue is not cheap symbolism here,” the mayor said. “The issue is, are we going to take action, are we actually going to change the way things are done?”

Progressive elite environmentalism in a nutshell — all as Gore, DiCaprio and Bloomberg gave de Blasio a wave of support while flying overhead in their private jets.

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Pass the popcorn:

CNN commentator Van Jones ripped the Clinton campaign and the DNC during his speech at The People’s Summit in Chicago on Saturday for wasting money and failing to reach out to working-class and minority voters.

“The Hillary Clinton campaign did not spend their money on white workers, and they did not spend it on people of color. They spent it on themselves,” Jones told a packed house at McCormick Place in Chicago. “They spent it on themselves, let’s be honest.”

“Let’s be honest,” Jones continued. “They took a billion dollars, a billion dollars, a billion dollars, and set it on fire, and called it a campaign!”

Somebody get Van another copy of the DNC’s talking points memo ASAP… he spelled “Russians” wrong!

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The floor is open. Have a good Sunday all!

**Written by Doug Powers

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Novel idea! Mich. law ends pensions for public employees who breach public trust

Michelle Malkin - Sat, 06/10/2017 - 16:45

**Written by Doug Powers

That there needs to be a law to force this into reality speaks volumes:

Governor Rick Snyder signed into law this week new legislation that will forfeit the pensions of public employees convicted of felonies that breach the public trust.
[…]
The new law, which will also forfeit public contributions made to an employee’s 401(k), follows a 2014 7 Action News investigation that revealed public officials throughout the state convicted of abusing the public trust were still collecting public pensions, some of them significant.
[…]
Ex-Detroit City Council member Lonnie Bates went to federal prison for putting ghost employees on the city payroll. In retirement, he’s been quietly collecting an almost $25,000 a year pension, for life.

Former East Detroit Superintendent John Gardiner was found guilty of accepting bribes that cost the district at least $800,000. He’s made almost that much in retirement: more than $725,000.

Former Detroit Police Sgt. Walter Bates will bank more than $500,000 in retirement if he lives to be 78. Ironically, he went to prison for robbing banksl he and his brother were indicted for planning to hit 13 of them back in 2002.

“Hopefully ending pensions for those who violated the public’s trust spreads all around the country,” the author of this post said just before looking at Lois Lerner and coughing loudly.

The Michigan law will be grandfathered in, so public-sector fraudsters already convicted can breathe easy.

(h/t to @RightGlockMom)

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With Russia narrative crumbling, Nancy Pelosi floats new snoozer of a Trump scandal

Michelle Malkin - Fri, 06/09/2017 - 15:45

**Written by Doug Powers

The Comey hearing yesterday didn’t give the Democrats anything they can work with as far as shoring up their eroding Russia talking points, so Nancy Pelosi has moved closer the a new goal of adding “sleepiness” to the articles of impeachment:

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she has concerns about President Donald Trump’s “fitness for office” — and thinks he needs more sleep.

Pelosi is citing Trump’s habit of early morning tweeting, as well as Thursday’s congressional testimony by former FBI Director James Comey. Comey told senators he believed Trump fired him because of the Russia investigation.

Trump has come out with a tweet early Friday: “Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication … and WOW, Comey is a leaker.”

Pelosi is assessing the president this way: “I’m concerned about his fitness for office.”

She says she believes part of the problem is a lack of shut-eye.

In her words — “More sleep might be a solution for him.”

Resistance Fever is making Nancy Pelosi increasingly insane, and it’s because Trump doesn’t get enough sleep? Sounds about right.

Pelosi’s not really one to talk about fitness for office though…

Pelosi Keeps Confusing George W. Bush With Donald Trump https://t.co/q1hdrD5GqC pic.twitter.com/rUVeuXyVwL

— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) June 9, 2017

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At least Hillary knows who she can blame for Comey going public

Michelle Malkin - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 18:43

**Written by Doug Powers

James Comey going public with the FBI’s investigation is one reason Hillary Clinton’s included him on her lengthy list of people not named “Hillary Clinton” who are to blame for her election loss. At the hearing Thursday, Comey explained that he might not have felt compelled to go public with the investigation if it hadn’t been for one thing:

Former FBI director James Comey testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday morning and revealed a surprising tidbit about why he went public on the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.

During the 2016 election cycle, Bill Clinton met with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch on a tarmac in Phoenix, Arizona ― a move that was widely discussed because it coincided with the Justice Department investigating his wife, then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

After hearing about that meeting, Comey said he was prompted to bring the news of the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s emails to the public spotlight.

When asked in his testimony on Thursday whether his decision was influenced by the meeting, Comey said, “Yes, in an ultimately conclusive way.”

Add Bill to Hillary’s s**t list — again. Not because he met with Lynch, of course, but rather because they got caught.

With that meeting with Bill Clinton in mind, Loretta Lynch probably didn’t come up with this idea all on her own:

James Comey: Former AG Loretta Lynch urged him to refer to investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails as a 'matter' https://t.co/AyQo1Q7Ato

— The Associated Press (@AP) June 8, 2017

That kind of weaselly wordplay request has got “Clinton” written all over it.

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Here we go: James Comey hearing (open thread)

Michelle Malkin - Thu, 06/08/2017 - 07:22

**Written by Doug Powers

The James Comey hearing at the Senate Intelligence Committee starts at about 10 a.m. eastern, so here’s a space for discussion. Comey’s opening statement was released yesterday, and if that’s any indication the Democrats are about the start loathing him all over again — but we’ll see what happens.

Anonymous sources tell me Rep. Maxine Waters will be watching from her office where she and her staff will continue to hold mock impeachment trials.

All these hearings and Dem hyperventilating about Russia would still be happening even if Hillary had won, right? … Right!?

A live feed will start here at 10 a.m. eastern:

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CNN: If only US president cared about ‘climate’ as much as North Korea’s dictator

Michelle Malkin - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 19:01

**Written by Doug Powers

THIS. Is CNN:

In a statement Tuesday, Pyongyang said Washington’s move represented “the height of egoism and moral vacuum seeking only their own well-being, even at the cost of the entire planet.”

“The selfish act of the US does not only have grave consequences for the international efforts to protect the environment, but poses great danger to other areas as well,” a spokesman for the North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, according to state news agency KCNA.
[…]
Unlike the US, however, North Korea is a signatory to the Paris agreement and has previously issued a “declaration of war” against deforestation.

According to monitoring service NK News, Pyongyang has also embraced renewable technologies, particularly hydroelectricity.

Benjamin Habib, a North Korea expert at Australia’s La Trobe University, wrote about North Korea’s commitment to climate in 2014, two years before it signed up to the Paris Agreement.

He said Pyongyang had a record of compliance with UN climate conventions, which makes sense when you consider poorer countries are the most vulnerable to its effects, including the declining availability of food, water and energy, as well as sea level rise and extreme weather.

Ya know, that makes me almost want to move there! Just for good measure, CNN implies that millions of deaths in NK might have more to do with your SUV and barbecue grill instead of iron-fisted dictatorship:

Previous famines in North Korea left millions dead, and according to Habib, food security remains “an existential problem” for Pyongyang.

“North Korea has strong incentives to fight climate change and its potential to erode government control,” he said.

Coming up next on CNN: “What the U.S. could learn about physical fitness from NK’s labor camps.”

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When YouTube banned me, but not the hate imams

Michelle Malkin - Wed, 06/07/2017 - 09:37


Credit: Jawa Report

When YouTube banned me, but not the hate imams
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2017

One of the many maddening takeaways from the London Bridge jihad attack is this: If you post videos on YouTube radicalizing Muslim viewers to kill innocent people, YouTube will leave you alone.

But if you post a video on YouTube honoring innocent people murdered by barbaric jihadists, your video will get banned.

I know. It happened to me in 2006. Eleven years later, the selective censors at Google-YouTube still can’t competently distinguish terrorist hate speech from political free speech. Islamic hate preachers such as Ahmad Musa Jibril, whose bloodthirsty rants against non-Muslims reportedly inspired the London Bridge ringleader, have flourished.

Meanwhile, other anti-jihad and conservative content creators have been throttled, flagged, demonetized and kicked off the site since the P.C. hammer first came down on me.

My two-minute clip, which I titled “First, They Came,” spotlighted authors, editors, politicians, and other targets of Islamic intolerance and violence. Among those featured in the video on radical Islam’s war on Western free speech: Theo van Gogh, the Dutch filmmaker murdered by jihadist Mohammed Bouyeri for his outspoken criticism of Muslim misogyny; Salman Rushdie, whom the Ayatollah Khomeini cast a fatwa upon after he published the “blasphemous” “The Satanic Verses”; Oriana Fallaci, the fiery journalist put on trial in Italy for “defaming Islam;” and the editors of the Danish Jyllands-Posten newspaper, who faced death threats for publishing cartoons of Mohammed, which prompted violent riots and terror plots around the world.

I contrasted the plight of those killed with the hordes of Muslim protesters in London’s safe spaces fearlessly waving their signs demanding that the faithful “Behead all those who insult Islam” and “Exterminate those who slander Islam.”

Several months later, YouTube yanked the innocuous, harmless, nonviolent, nonprofane, nonhateful, and nonthreatening mini-film. The company informed me that the video contained “inappropriate content.” I complained across social media — posting additional YouTube videos calling attention to the ban. But “First, They Came” stayed deep-sixed on my YouTube channel. Other bloggers and video consumers tried to subvert the censors by posting the clip on their sites; it became a game of whack-a-mole as the YouTube police hunted it down.

Counterjihad activists nicknamed YouTube “JihadTube” or “Dhimmitube” to mock the censors’ acquiescence to Islamist restrictions on acceptable speech by infidels — as Islamic radicalization videos festered on the site.

Three pieces in The New York Times covered my skirmish over the little video. Reporter Tom Zeller Jr. reported that YouTube had emailed him a statement suggesting that my video “violated the company’s terms of service.” YouTube also told the newspaper, “Our customer support team reviews all flagged videos before removing them.”

The statement “specifically referred to the part of the YouTube user agreement that forbids users from submitting material that is ‘unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate.'”

George Washington University law professor Jeffrey Rosen wrote in a New York Times magazine article on “Google’s Gatekeepers” that he “watched the ‘First, They Came’ video, which struck me as powerful political commentary that contains neither hate speech nor graphic violence, and I asked why it was taken down. According to a YouTube spokesman, the takedown was a routine one that hadn’t been reviewed by higher-ups.”

Only after receiving fair exposure in The New York Times (my, how times and the Times have changed) did the video magically reappear on my channel.

Now, contrast Google/YouTube’s ridiculous stifling of “First, They Came” with its hands-off treatment of murder-inciting videos of hate imams Ahmad Musa Jibril and Abu Haleema.

Their rancid rants encouraging jihad by the sword and murder of non-Muslims have racked up millions of views over the past five years. Millions. Counterterrorism officials in multiple countries have tied their social media poison to jihad plots. The company told Conservative Review’s Jordan Schachtel that it had reviewed the hate imams’ channels and “found that they do not violate YouTube’s guidelines on extremist or hateful content.”

The enlightened peace-and-love progressives of Silicon Valley don’t just have egg on their faces. They have blood on their hands.

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Michael Moore launches ‘TrumpiLeaks’ (no, seriously)

Michelle Malkin - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:09

**Written by Doug Powers

“TrumpiLeaks” would be a great name for the official adult diaper of The Resistance, but instead Michael Moore’s using the title to get one step closer to his apparent goal of being a dumpy Julian Assange knockoff while bringing down Trump once and for all. Moore for some reason really seems to want Mike Pence to be president:

The documentary filmmaker sent an email encouraging recipients to leak information about the president using his new page, TrumpiLeaks, a pun on WikiLeaks. The website guides users to encrypted messaging apps, an encrypted email address and a mailing address so they can secretly send information, documents, photographs, video and audio recordings.

Moore has long been a vocal opponent of Trump. In the email, Moore wrote that the president thinks, acts and has stated that he is above the law, and it’s “our patriotic duty” to act.

“From the time you opened this letter to the time you get to the bottom of it, there’s a decent chance that our President will have violated the constitution, obstructed justice, lied to the American people, encouraged or supported acts of violence, or committed some horrible mistake that would’ve ended any other politician’s career (or sent you or I to jail),” Moore wrote. “And just like all the times he’s done so in the past, he will get away with it.”

Moore applauded past whistleblowers, including Edward Snowden, and appealed to readers to follow their lead.

Moore accuses Trump of treason for alleged Russia ties but thinks Snowden, who’s getting asylum from Putin, is a super-patriot? It’s all so confusing.

In any case, first time TrumpiLeaks.com visitors can use the password “Hillary1PopVote” for initial access. Enter coupon code “WhyArentI50PointsAhead” for 20 percent off long-term reality avoidance hypnotherapy.

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London mayor calls for travel ban (but only for Trump)

Michelle Malkin - Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:20

**Written by Doug Powers

The mayor of London doesn’t seem to be enjoying Donald Trump’s criticism, but in spite of that Khan’s joined in the U.S. president’s call for a travel ban — sort of:

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is calling on the British government to cancel a state visit from President Trump after Trump criticized his response to this weekend’s terror attacks in London.

“I don’t think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for,” Khan said in an interview with Britain’s Channel 4 News.

“When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate. You stand with them in times of adversity but you call them out when they are wrong. There are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong.”

So “travel bans” do work, but only on a limited basis apparently. I’m not sure if Khan’s more upset with Trump’s criticism following the London attack or for pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement:

The US have announced their withdrawal from the #ParisAgreement. My statement on how climate change remains one of the key risks to humanity pic.twitter.com/bpBleA4ls5

— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) June 1, 2017

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Snare the wealth: Bernie Sanders got non-capitalistic $800k advance for anti-greed screed

Michelle Malkin - Mon, 06/05/2017 - 23:22

**Written by Doug Powers

Here’s some more filler for the “area socialist makes good” file:

Sen. Bernie Sanders snagged a $795,000 advance last year for his book “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In,” according to his personal financial disclosure.

The book hit best-seller lists after its post-election release in November. Sanders also took in a $63,750 advance for a future adaptation of “Our Revolution” geared toward younger readers and $6,735 in royalties from his 1997 book “Outsider in the House,” rereleased in 2015 as “Outsider in the White House.” The Vermont independent also reported receiving $2,521 in royalties last year for a 1987 folk album.

The Amazon plug for Bernie’s book mentions his crusade against greed, which Sanders can wage from three fronts thanks to his trifecta of homes:

Bernie had run one of the most consequential campaigns in the modern history of the country. He had received more than 13 million votes in primaries and caucuses throughout the country, won twenty-two states, and more than 1.4 million people had attended his public meetings. Most important, he showed that the American people were prepared to take on the greed and irresponsibility of corporate America and the 1 percent.

Promoting socialism has its privileges — provided it’s practiced in a country that doesn’t yet fully subscribe:

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‘Journalists’: London was attacked by… OMG, look what Trump’s tweeting! (Open thread)

Michelle Malkin - Sun, 06/04/2017 - 12:25

**Written by Doug Powers

Welcome to another Sunday open thread and BBQ. A few things to get it rolling while the grill heats up…

There was a terrorist attack in London last night that left seven people dead and dozens more injured:

Witness live on BBC World just said that at London Bridge, attackers had knives and were yelling, "This is for Allah!" as they struck.

— James Gordon Meek (@meekwire) June 3, 2017

However, judging from the reactions of many “real journalism” outlets, it was somehow the fault of a string of subsequent Trump tweets:

Trump takes London mayor's quote out of context in Twitter attack https://t.co/FGJv4vfkBu pic.twitter.com/FIULorID6a

— The Hill (@thehill) June 4, 2017

Donald Trump uses out-of-context quote to berate London Mayor Sadiq Khan following terrorist attack https://t.co/l1al7kNAiU pic.twitter.com/bUKE2XZenw

— Mic (@mic) June 4, 2017

After #LondonAttacks, Trump uses out-of-context quote to blast the city’s Muslim mayor https://t.co/b5Pa3oHRu9 pic.twitter.com/Uy5HR2k9fc

— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) June 4, 2017

In other words, Trump has gone out of his way to malign the mayor of a city in grief, using a partial quote utterly out of context.

— David Simon (@AoDespair) June 4, 2017

Trump took this way out of context. The London mayor said there's "no reason to be alarmed" about increased police presence, not the attack. pic.twitter.com/kKJ29pTvMr

— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 4, 2017

CNN host Reza Aslan really has his finger on the pulse of who’s responsible for the attack:

CNN host calls Trump "a piece of s–t" after London attack https://t.co/HuB4S6xpKw pic.twitter.com/JnxGYSYqOL

— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 4, 2017

Notice how the focus is no longer on the actual perps of the attack? Mission accomplished, MSM.

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Speaking of the mayor of London, just three days ago he issued a strong warning about… climate change:

Climate change remains one the biggest risks to humanity. Now more than ever world leaders must recognise and act on this threat. pic.twitter.com/ZKc3crHLTs

— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) June 1, 2017

And they wonder why so many people don’t think they take terrorism seriously?

About a year ago Khan mocked Trump’s terrorism warnings:

Trump's ignorant view of Islam could make both our countries less safe. It risks alienating mainstream Muslims. London has proved him wrong

— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) May 10, 2016

*****

British PM Theresa May has taken a slightly different tone than London’s mayor:

In the wake of the attack, British Prime Minister Theresa May said “things must change” when it comes to counter-terrorism policies.

“We cannot and must not pretend that things can continue as they are,” she told reporters outside her official residence on Sunday. “There is — to be frank — far too much tolerance of extremism in our country.”

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NBC News went out of its way last night to point out that Trump’s Twitter feed is an unreliable source of information:

Pres. Trump has used Twitter to share news report on London incident.

We aren't relaying president's retweet, as the info is unconfirmed.

— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) June 3, 2017

Saying the Trump’s an unreliable source if info is a funny accusation from the network that brought the world Brian Williams.

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Bette Midler weighed in after the London attack. You’re probably cringing already, and for good reason:

Is there any room left in the “why Trump won” file? But anyway, if you’re keeping score at home, there are roughly 3.5 billion men on the planet and about 85% of the world is “religious,” meaning Midler finds 2.975 billion men to be “worthless.” We now return you to your regularly scheduled liberal lecture about why making generalizations about entire groups of people is wrong.

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Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making a good point here and might not even want to realize it:

Bloomberg Philanthropies said Friday it will pull together $15 million to “support the operations” of the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, the arm of the UN that coordinates the Paris pact.

The $15 million would cover the U.S. share of the convention’s operating budget, according to Bloomberg spokesperson Carl Pope. The money will come from Bloomberg Philanthropies and its partners.

“The pledge aims to fill a significant funding gap that comes as a result of President Donald Trump’s announced withdrawal from the Paris agreement and proposed steep budget cuts for international programs, including on climate,” the Bloomberg Philanthropies statement reads.

In other words, middle class taxpayers aren’t on the hook for that Paris Agreement money and the “rich” are paying — liberals should be thrilled.

*****

This morning, John Kerry compared Trump to O.J. Simpson for pulling out of the Paris Agreement:

In an interview on “Meet The Press,” Kerry compared Trump’s pledge to “see if we can make a deal that’s fair,” to OJ Simpson’s famous 1995 pledge to find the person who killed Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman. Though Simpson was found not guilty by a jury in a criminal case, a judge in a civil case found him liable for Brown and Goldman’s murder, and many remain convinced that Simpson killed both at his home in 1994.

“He’s going to go out and find a better deal?” Kerry said. “That’s like OJ Simpson saying he’s going to go find the real killer. Everybody knows he isn’t going to do that because he doesn’t believe in it. Because if he did believe in it he wouldn’t pull out of Paris. American has ceded global leadership on this issue.”

America has “ceded global leadership on this issue” by not following everybody else? Kerry just can’t quit “leading from behind.”

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The CEO of Disney quit the President’s Council after Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement:

As a matter of principle, I've resigned from the President's Council over the #ParisAgreement withdrawal.

— Robert Iger (@RobertIger) June 1, 2017

Leaving the President’s Council to protest alleged inaction on climate change is a more preferable “matter of principle” than something that might really make a difference, such as Iger giving up his private corporate jet:

Disney CEO Robert Iger’s corporate jet use cost $332,808 in 2013. In 2014, it cost $391,411. The company claims in its proxy statement that Iger’s “security requires the CEO to use corporate aircraft for all personal travel.” Disney clearly takes Iger’s safety very seriously. They spend over $600,000 a year on it, in fact.

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Trump’s Paris Agreement critics really showed him, didn’t they?

Buildings and landmarks around the world lit up in green in support of Paris climate accord. https://t.co/QIsfudKDbb pic.twitter.com/Z4Rjejwx4r

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 2, 2017

“To show the world how bad Trump is for the environment, TURN ON EVERY LIGHT WE HAVE AND LEAVE THEM ON ALL NIGHT!”

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Hey look, we finally found somebody the United Nations won’t appease: Trump!

They also asserted that the U.S. could not unilaterally renegotiate the 2015 agreement—contrary to a suggestion made by Trump during his Thursday announcement. The UN body that facilitated the deal said it “cannot be renegotiated based on the request of a single party.”

In spite of the anger coming from the U.N., none of them seem to be clamoring to move their headquarters out of New York City. I wonder why.

*****

Hillary Clinton said a couple days ago she’s still deciding on a title for her memoir, having apparently rejected my suggestion of “Gone With the Weiner.”

*****

Last but not least, Mark Steyn’s 2016 election postmortem and examination of Hillary Clinton’s excuses is indeed entertaining:

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Have a good Sunday all!

**Written by Doug Powers

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Weather Channel, CNN join climate change panic shark jump competition

Michelle Malkin - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 15:47

**Written by Doug Powers

Yesterday Huffington Post went full-blown fire & brimstone over Trump cutting the United States out of the Paris Agreement. Joining the “most over-the-top reactions” competition today are CNN and the Al Gore climate Kool Aid dealers at the Weather Channel.

First up, here’s CNN going full apocalypse (screen shot via @MartiniShark):

Well, at least now CNN’s convinced the future will have even more water in which they can continue shark jumping.

The Weather Channel played it a little more passive-aggressive but their spin for future storms is already taking place:

All the “science” you need to know now is that every storm, flood and clap of thunder that scares your dog and makes him squirt whiz on the carpet from this point on until further notice will be Trump’s fault. Because SCIENCE, dammit!

**Written by Doug Powers

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‘Comedian’ who mock-beheaded Trump retains lawyer because she’s now a victim, apparently

Michelle Malkin - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 07:59

**Written by Doug Powers

A couple days ago Michelle covered the whole Kathy Griffin bloody self-beclowning that backfired in epic fashion after she was almost universally denounced (and lost some gigs) for mock beheading the U.S. president. Trump responded, which could only mean that Griffin’s suddenly been victimized:

In 2017, you can victimize yourself fast if you’re willing to first put up with scrutiny from the Secret Service:

Kathy Griffin and attorney Lisa Bloom have scheduled a press conference on Friday where Griffin will elaborate on her decision to do a photo shoot in which she held up a bloody prop that resembled Donald Trump’s severed head.

In a press announcement she posted on Twitter, Bloom said that she and Griffin will “explain the true motivation behind the image, and respond to the bullying from the Trump family she has endured.”

If only Trump would have remained in the Paris Climate Accord none of this would have happened!

Update:

It’s getting so you can’t mock behead somebody without their family getting upset about it. Victim ahoy:

"What is happening to me has never happened, ever, in the history of this great country," Kathy Griffin says https://t.co/T5uqozQu3e pic.twitter.com/py15gGkACc

— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 2, 2017

Kathy Griffin: "I'm not afraid of Donald Trump. He's a bully. I've dealt with older white guys trying to keep me down my whole life." pic.twitter.com/LNCgz4tMmU

— ABC News (@ABC) June 2, 2017


**Written by Doug Powers

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Ex SecState who sent a mountain of cash to Iran slams Trump’s ‘willful ignorance’

Michelle Malkin - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 23:26

**Written by Doug Powers

John Kerry’s able to throw stones in glass houses so much because he has a LOT of houses, and he did so again Thursday while criticizing Donald Trump for bailing out of Obama’s “pen & phone” executive agreement on the Paris deal:

Former Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday slammed President Trump’s “willful ignorance” in withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, calling it “self-destructive.”

“This is an unprecedented forfeiture of American leadership which will cost us influence, cost us jobs, and invite other countries to walk away from solving humanity’s most existential crisis,” Kerry said in a statement posted on Facebook.

“It isolates the United States after we had united the world,” Kerry continued. “For our economy, security, leadership, competitiveness, and health, the clear-cut choice was to remain in the Paris Agreement.”

“There is only one reason to instead make this choice: an ignorant, cynical appeal to an anti-science, special-interest faction far outside the mainstream. That is no basis for a decision that will affect billions of lives.”

A “willful ignorance” accusation coming from the eco-hypocrite who defended sending hundreds of millions in cash to the world’s #1 state sponsor of terrorism and believes terrorist attacks could be thwarted by climate change accords and job initiatives should be worn as a badge of honor.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Huffington Post sets gold standard for Trump-era ‘journalism’

Michelle Malkin - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 18:24

**Written by Doug Powers

Earlier today, President Trump announced that the U.S. would be bailing out of the Paris Agreement, and the Huffington Post took a big swing for the “journalism” fences right at the top of their home page:

Science! Who knew the fate of humanity for all time was sealed merely by ripping up piece of paper Obama went around Congress to sign a mere nine months ago? Obviously they’re too self-indoctrinated to be embarrassed. But HuffPo shouldn’t worry, because the Paris Agreement can still find sanctuary in Bill de Blasio’s NYC.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Bill de Blasio plans to make NYC a sanctuary city (for Paris climate deal)

Michelle Malkin - Thu, 06/01/2017 - 09:47

**Written by Doug Powers

President Trump’s official announcement about whether the U.S. is in or out of the Paris Accord (or somewhere in between) is this afternoon, but progressives and assorted socialist offshoots are making contingency plans in case another Obama pen & phone deal is eliminated by pen & phone. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to broaden the scope of his city’s sanctuary status to include endangered Obama executive agreements:

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that he does not agree with President Donald Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Change Accord and says New York City should take matters into its own hands.
[…]
“This is a dagger aimed straight at the heart of New York City,” de Blasio said. “We have to understand that if climate change is not addressed one of the greatest coastal cities on the earth will be increasingly threatened.”

For Bill de Blasio, Donald Trump is the Chick-fil-A of the federal government, and he’s not going to take it:

Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, Sen. Dianne Feinstein isn’t trying to gin up panic at all:

The amount of money people pay for coastal property in California and New York indicates nobody actually believes Feinstein and de Blasio’s fear mongering.

**Written by Doug Powers

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