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Send AOC to China. They are already communist and they need her Green New Deal more thean the US does

Forbes:
China Emits More Carbon Dioxide Than The U.S. and EU Combined If AOC were to impose the Green New Deal on the US it would just make Chinese domination of the planet, which is their goal, easier.  Big Green has been fooling itself that China was now the world leader in dealing with climate change since Trump abandoned the Paris mess.  Now we know that was a fraud too.

I do not deny that the planet is getting warmer.  But the projections contained in the "climate scientists" models have been consistently faulty and have all been consistent in overstating the impact of increased CO2.  Those who deal with projections on a regular basis know that if your projects are not met it is because one or more of your assumptions are invalid.  The people producing the models seem incapable of identifying which of their assumptions is invalid.  That should be enough to raise questions about whether one should believe their dire predictions.

Anatomy of the coup attempt against the President

Victor Davis Hanson:
The illegal effort to destroy the 2016 Trump campaign by Hillary Clinton campaign’s use of funds to create, disseminate among court media, and then salt among high Obama administration officials, a fabricated, opposition smear dossier failed.

So has the second special prosecutor phase of the coup to abort the Trump presidency failed. There are many elements to what in time likely will become recognized as the greatest scandal in American political history, marking the first occasion in which U.S. government bureaucrats sought to overturn an election and to remove a sitting U.S. president.

No palace coup can take place without the perception of popular anger at a president.

The deep state is by nature cowardly. It does not move unless it feels it can disguise its subterranean efforts or that, if revealed, those efforts will be seen as popular and necessary—as expressed in tell-all book titles such as fired FBI Directors James Comey’s Higher Loyalty or in disgraced …

The art of picking a jury

NY Times:
When Does Kicking Black People Off Juries Cross a Constitutional Line? The Supreme Court will consider whether a Mississippi prosecutor’s long record of excluding black jurors amounted to unconstitutional race discrimination. Back when I was trying complex fraud cases in criminal courts I did not find black jurors prejudiced in favor of the accused.  In some cases, they were extremely strong prosecution jurors.  You always try to find any particular prejudices during the voir dire exam before the trial. 

When I was working in Houston, Harris County was constantly calling me to set on a panel.  Like most of the other potential jurors, I had work to do and was not eager to set on a jury.  On the occasions when I could not escape jury duty, I found it pretty boring and also found myself critiquing the lawyers' presentation and the way they framed questions.  My guess is that the blacks going through the process felt the same way about jury duty.

Hysteria over Net Neutrality demonstrates how misguided tech liberals are when it comes to regulations

Julian Adorney:
Net neutrality was repealed over six months ago. But if no one had told you, would you have even noticed?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed Net Neutrality in 2015, which regulated the Internet under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act. The rules were intended to ensure that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) would treat Internet traffic the same, regardless of which website it came from. But in June 2018, the FCC repealed those rules. And while many neutrality advocates predicteddisaster, since repeal, the Internet has only improved. Now NBC is reporting that Democrats in Congress will likely push for a net neutrality law in 2019. Their fixation on regulating the Internet is misplaced. The Internet keeps getting better, faster, and more affordable — and it will continue to do so without net neutrality.

Net neutrality advocates have long claimed that ISPs would take advantage of repeal to push users into slow lanes. Save the Internet, a coalition of or…

Machines have been changing farming since the industrial revolution

Washington Post:
Inside the race to replace farmworkers with robots

Agricultural workers of the future may soon be made of steel. Can a machine pick a strawberry better, faster and cheaper than a seasonal farmworker? I can remember when cotton was picked by hand and when hay was baled in rectangular bundles and then had to be tossed on a trailer to take to a barn.  Now hay is rolled into large cylinders and lifted with a fork onto a hay hauling rig.  I still remember farmers in rural Alabama who plowed behind a horse.  If people can design fruit pickers that are efficient is will make food more affordable and abundant and lessen the need for migrant workers.

Democrats are doing a good job of proving the Republicans points about their radical policies

NY Times:
Republicans Hope to Sway Voters With Labels That Demonize Democrats With 21 months until Election Day 2020, Republicans are trying to paint Democrats as left-wing radicals on the economy, abortion and Israel. Democrats are no longer trying to hide who they are on issues like abortion or open borders.  They have some members who are religious bigots and opponents of Israel.   The Gree New Deal cannot be truthfully described as anything other than a radical economic program that would be a disaster for America and would need Nazis to implement it.  When you read the Green New Deal it is like a declaration of war on the Texas economy, while embracing the failed policies of states like California.

Democrat politicians do not care about the victims of illegal alien crimes

Eddie Scarry:
Texas border agents keep catching rapists, child molesters, and gang members, but Democrats don’t care

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These are the sweet angels whom Democrats have shown absolutely no interest in stopping from flooding into the U.S.

We know that by “border security,” they mean free healthcare and babysitting. We’re never, ever supposed to acknowledge the steady, unabated stream of rapists, gangs, and drug smugglers making their way into the country from Central America.

Otherwise, this wouldn’t be the first time you’re hearing about:

— the apprehension Tuesday of a Honduran man revealed to be a member of the 18th Street gang;

— the 1,300 total aliens apprehended that same day, the highest number taken into custody in a single day in the Rio Grande Valley sector;

— the apprehension last week of a Salvadoran man with a previous child rape conviction in Washington state;

— the apprehension last week of a Mexican man with a previous conviction in Georgia for child molestation;

— the ap…

The historical plagiarism of the 'Palestinians'

Algemeiner:
Millennia before Palestinians appeared on the world stage following the Six-Day War, the “West Bank” was already known as Judea and Samaria. “Palestine” dates from the League of Nations Mandate (1923) that granted England governing power over the land, including Trans-Jordan, that was previously controlled by the defeated Ottoman Empire. The Mandate recognized “the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine.” “Palestinians” were not mentioned; Arabs in the Land of Israel lacked national consciousness as a people. Two decades after the birth of Israel, following the Six-Day War, they borrowed so extensively from Jewish and Zionist sources as to virtually constitute historical plagiarism.

“Palestine” had emerged as an abbreviation of “Syria-Palestine,” imposed by Roman conquerors in the 2nd century CE to obliterate the Jews’ connection to their biblical homeland. Modern conceptions of Palestine did not appear until the 19th century, when British artists and wr…

Washington State liberal AG colluded with unions to avoid producing documents

Washington Free Beacon:
Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson tried to cover up his office's collusion with labor unions after a think tank asked for public records about their communications, according to a lawsuit.

Ferguson is one of several Democrats seeking to resist the Trump administration's directive that would prohibit states from siphoning Medicaid payments away from at-home caregivers and putting them in the pockets of labor unions, such as Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

The Freedom Foundation, a Washington state pro-free market think tank, requested public records about the attorney general's communications with major public sector unions relating to the policy. In return, it received pages of emails from Ferguson's office. The bodies of those messages were reduced to black ink, nearly everything redacted except for the salutations and signatures of the senders.

Obama's Border Patrol Chief blames Democrat identity politics for their irrational opposition to border barriers

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This guy get gets it.  He also destroys the narrative about drugs coming across mainly at ports of entry, noting we catch people there because we have fences and people there, but it doesn't mean drugs aren't getting through on unprotected areas.

The Democrats' policies are a clear and present danger to the country.

Food Luddites upset would labeling of food with GMOs

Washington Examiner:
Trump's new GMO food labels leave greens fuming GMO's make food more abundant and more affordable.  Without it, many people would likely go hungry.  The food Luddites prefer organic foods which are more expensive and less disease resistant.

Europe out of touch with countries in the Middle East on Iran policies

Jerusalem Post:
US Vice President Mike Pence chastised European powers on Thursday for resisting the Trump administration's campaign of maximum pressure on Iran, addressing a conference in Warsaw largely boycotted by EU nations.

Israel and Gulf Arab states made a rare public show of unity at the conference. But Great Britain and Italy were the only two EU nations in attendance. Others– including France, Germany, and the EU's high representative for foreign affairs– declined to send high level officials to the ministerial, protesting the tone of a conference they claimed was designed to undermine a nuclear deal with Tehran they continue to abide.
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"Sadly, some of our leading European partners have not been nearly as cooperative," Pence said on Thursday. "In fact, they have led the effort to create mechanisms to break up our sanctions."

Indeed, EU powers have been working on a mechanism that would help their businesses circumvent seconda…

Mexico's junk history of the American Southwest

Dale Wilcox:
This month marks the 171st anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo; the 1848 agreement that ended the Mexican-American War and secured for the U.S. most of the lands of California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah, as well as small parts of Colorado and Kansas.

That it came just before President Trump refused in his State of the Union address to commit to an amnesty-for-wall deal was actually coincidental. Although the land granted under the Treaty was exchanged for money and debt-relief (and ratified by large majorities of both the Mexican and Democrat-led U.S. senates), today the transfer is routinely characterized as an act of theft. Because of this, so the argument goes, both a border wall along those lands and a denial of amnesty are respectively illegitimate and unjust.

The stolen-land or “reconquest” argument for amnesty stands out among the others because, as Samuel Huntington once pointed out, it is fundamentally an aggressive one. It s…

Liberals fear that courts will uphold Trump's border plan

NewsBusters:
The liberal media were irate at President Trump for declaring a national emergency in order to address the crisis on the U.S./Mexico border, but they were looking forward to other liberal organizations challenging the move in court. During NBC’s Sunday Today, political director Chuck Todd was confident the national emergency would be struck down but feared what would happen if the courts somehow upheld it.

Answering a question from fill-in anchor Hallie Jackson about how he saw it playing out legally, Todd was sure the President would have a hard time convincing a court. “Well, legally I think it – it – it, frankly, is I think a huge uphill battle for the President,” he said.

Todd was also fearful of a court ruling in favor of the President: “And we can talk about the unintended consequences if it actually is allowed to be seen as constitutional. I don't think we fully appreciate what would happen if this is allowed to be constitutional. It would forever change the wa…

US developing uranium from sea water that could lead to an infinite supply of energy

Forbes:
America, Japan and China are racing to be the first nation to make nuclear energy completely renewable. The hurdle is making it economic to extract uranium from seawater, because the amount of uranium in seawater is truly inexhaustible.

And it seems America is in the lead. New technological breakthroughs from DOE’s Pacific Northwest (PNNL) and Oak Ridge (ORNL) national laboratories have made removing uranium from seawater within economic reach and the only question is - when will the source of uranium for our nuclear power plants change from mined ore to seawater extraction?

Nuclear fuel made with uranium extracted from seawater makes nuclear power completely renewable. It’s not just that the 4 billion tons of uranium in seawater now would fuel a thousand 1,000-MW nuclear power plants for a 100,000 years. It’s that uranium extracted from seawater is replenished continuously, so nuclear becomes as endless as solar, hydro and wind.

Specifically, this latest technology builds on …

Alabama woman who wrote propaganda for ISIS captured and wants to come home

Guardian:
An American woman captured by Kurdish forces after fleeing the last pocket of land controlled by Islamic State says she “deeply regrets” travelling to Syria to join the terror group and has pleaded to be allowed to return to her family in Alabama.

Once one of Isis’s most prominent online agitators who took to social media to call for the blood of Americans to be spilled, Hoda Muthana, 24, claims to have made a “big mistake” when she left the US four years ago and says she was brainwashed into doing so online.

Speaking from al-Hawl refugee camp in northern Syria, while her 18-month-old son played at her feet, Muthana said she misunderstood her faith, and that friends she had at the time believed they were following Islamic tenets when they aligned themselves to Isis.

“We were basically in the time of ignorance […] and then became jihadi, if you like to describe it that way,” she said. “I thought I was doing things correctly for the sake of God.”

Muthana is the only American a…

The left's plan to destroy America

Justin Haskins:
The nonbinding Green New Deal resolution supported by socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of New York and many fellow Democrats in Congress – including some running for president – makes absolutely no sense. It is a fantasy based on hopes and dreams with no basis in reality.

There’s never been a more economically destructive, job-killing, environmentally harmful, costly and impractical proposal that has drawn so much support from members of Congress and White House hopefuls.

Not only is the Green New Deal impossible to achieve. Just trying to accomplish its absurd and harmful goals could send our nation into another Great Depression, throw millions of Americans out of work, and turn the American Dream into a nightmare.

Only one of the Green New Deal’s goals – reducing income inequality – is realistic. Should our government ever try to seriously implement this crazy proposal, wealth would disappear – we’d all be poverty stricken and America would be turned into a Th…

Democrat politicians went off the rails in a matter of months of taking the House

Michael Brendan Doughtery:
The Democrats swept to power in Congress by campaigning in a way that has been successful for Democrats for generations. “Republicans will take away your health care,” they said, after having focus-grouped it. Now we are preparing for a 2020 campaign in which Donald Trump and Republicans can as easily advertise to the public: “Democrats will take away cows, and your car.” What happened to Democrats?
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But progressives have decided to push the envelope anyway. Fearing a conservative majority on the Supreme Court, blue states such as New York, Rhode Island, and Virginia set about passing expanded legal protections for various later-term abortions. This led to the governor of Virginia’s unforgettable discussion about providing “comfort” to a child born out of a botched abortion before “a decision” is made about whether that child should live or be made to die.

The presidential campaign’s beginning has also involved a giant lurch to the left. Bernie Sanders co…

Democrats open borders agenda exposed by their opposition to a border barrier

Washington Post:

Trump seeks to turn his failure to build wall into campaign rallying cry President Trump and his political team plan to make his years-long quest for a border wall one of the primary thrusts of his reelection effort. Though he has yet to build an inch of the concrete or steel wall he promised, he and and his campaign have begun relying on a rhetorical sleight of hand: speaking the wall into existence.
The Democrats are just factually wrong when they say that border walls do not work.  They clearly work all over the world and they work in the parts of the US border where they have been built.  To say otherwise is either ignorance or a lie.  Part of the lie was exposed by Beto O'Rourke who wants to remove existing walls because it leads people to try to come in in places where there is no wall.  By glomming onto O'Rourke's support for removing all walls the Democrats have finally admitted they really want open borders.  That policy is inconsistent with US pol…

Are the land mines impeding Saudi assault in Yemen Iranian?

NY Times:
Land Mines Block Saudi-Led Assault in Yemen, Killing Civilians Hundreds of thousands of land mines have stymied the Saudi-led forces in Yemen, and could pose a danger to civilians for decades to come. Most of the weapons used against the Saudis are from Iran so the mines probably are too.  The reluctance of the media to publicize Iran's role in media is troubling.  Without Iran attempting to get control of a strategic waterway there would be no war in Yemen.

GOP says Schiff may need to recuse himself from any Trump probe after his meeting with Fusion leader

Daily Caller:
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is pressing House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff for answers about his interactions with Glenn Simpson, the founder of the opposition research firm behind the Democrat-funded Steele dossier.

In a statement released on Friday, McCarthy questioned whether Schiff, a California Democrat, should recuse himself from the Intelligence panel’s Russia investigation because of a meeting he had with Simpson at the Aspen Security Forum in July 2018.

“Given Chairman Schiff’s previous underlying rationale when calling for others to recuse themselves from Russia-related investigations, in order to avoid charges of hypocrisy or perceived bias, should Chairman Schiff recuse himself from his intended investigations after meeting with a witness of an ongoing investigation?” McCarthy asked.

The Schiff-Simpson meeting has come under scrutiny because of Simpson’s role in pushing the unverified Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theory. Simpson has …

US Navy orders large unmanned submarines to use in hostile waters

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Popular Mechanics:


The U.S. Navy has awarded a contract to Boeing for four Extra-Large Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (XLUUVs). In other words: giant drone subs.

The unmanned submarines, called Orcas, will be able to undertake missions from scouting to sinking ships at very long ranges. Drone ships like the Orca will revolutionize war at sea, providing inexpensive, semi-disposable weapon systems that can fill the gaps in the front line—or simply go where it’s too dangerous for manned ships to go.
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The Orca is based on the Echo Voyager technology demonstration sub. That boat is an unmanned diesel electric submarine launched and recovered from a pier. It has a range of 6,500 nautical miles and can run completely alone for months at a time. It measures 51 by 8.5 by 8.5 feet and has a weight “in the air” of 50 tons.

The sub features an inertial navigation system, depth sensors, and can surface to get a fix on its position via GPS. It uses satellite communications to “phone home” and repo…

Significant numbers of Somali immigrants have pursued terrorism

Michael Walsh:
This should come as a surprise to no one, except perhaps Minnesotans. Or should I say, "Minnesotans"?
More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined – or attempted to join – a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country.

FBI stats show 45 Somalis left to join the ranks of either the Somalia-based Islamic insurgency al-Shabab, or the Iraq- and Syria-based ISIS combined. And as of 2018, a dozen more had been arrested with the intention of leaving to support ISIS. Both numbers are far higher than those of alleged terrorist wannabes who left or attempted to leave the country from other areas in the country where Muslim refugees have been resettled.

In the case of the Somalis, it's no longer just the men. Early last year, a female was apprehended by authorities on charges of supporting providing material support to Al Qaeda and arson. So what has made the area such a hotbed for su…

Obama officials colluded with China to push climate policies beneficial to China

Washington Free Beacon:
State Department email records show that environmental activists who have denied operating as foreign agents in response to congressional inquiries partnered with Obama administration officials to advance climate change policies that were beneficial to China and detrimental to the United States, according to energy policy analysts and attorneys who have reviewed the electronic correspondence.

The World Resources Institute, a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit devoted to curtailing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting sustainable development, was one of several environmental advocacy groups that received letters from the House Natural Resources Committee in 2018 inquiring about their relationship with China's government and the impact this relationship has had on their political activism.

The letters, signed by then-Chairman Rob Bishop (R., Utah) and Rep. Bruce Westerman (R., Ark.), who chaired the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, also asked the …

Democrat politicians are mismanaging the New York economy

Jazz Shaw:
New York State managed to draw significant national media attention this week when Amazon decided to cancel its plan to open a new HQ in Queens. AOC, who apparently now runs the Democratic Party, immediately declared victory, having ensured that a caravan of tens of thousands of new, well-paying jobs wouldn’t invade the area. But as difficult as it may be to believe, that wasn’t the worst economic news New Yorkers had to face.

The less reported story had to do with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to save the upstate region by investing in “green technology” companies, presumably also bringing in a flood of jobs. It was known as “the Buffalo Billion,” and it literally pushed one billion dollars of taxpayer money into this effort. Panasonic and Tesla were involved in the development project, but now one of the chief engineers who help craft this scheme has been forced to admit the awful truth. The Buffalo Billion is now the Buffalo Bust. (NY Post)
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Three-quarters of the Buffalo…

McCabe and the tainted FBI investigation of the 2016 election

Willis Krumholz:
If Washington, D.C. were a better place, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe would be swiftly run out of town. He was fired last year for lying to the FBI’s inspector general at least four times regarding serious questions about multiple abuses that occurred while McCabe sat in a powerful and unelected office.

These abuses included working with former FBI director James Comey to set up former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus for obstruction charges, slow-walking and sabotaging the investigation of yet unseen Hillary Clinton emails found on Anthony Weiner’s computer just before the 2016 election, and failing to report a clear conflict of interest where his wife received a political donation from a close Hillary Clinton ally while he was tasked with investigating Hillary Clinton.

Among other things, McCabe also took part in spying on the Trump campaign through a secret warrant granted by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) court. This spying allowed…

Pence speaking in Europe blows up the Russian collusion meme of the Democrats back in the US

Guardian:
Mike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday, in a renewed attack on traditional US allies, rejecting a call by Germany’s chancellor to include Russia in global cooperation efforts.
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But Pence – who during a visit to Poland accused Britain, Germany and France of undermining US sanctions on Iran – repeated his demand that European powers withdraw from the deal.

“The Iranian regime openly advocates another Holocaust and it seeks the means to achieve it,” Pence, who also visited the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz, told delegates.

“The time has come for our European partners to withdraw from the disastrous Iran nuclear deal and join with us as we bring the economic and diplomatic pressure.”
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His speech contrasted sharply with German chancellor Angela Merkel’s robust defence of foreign trade relations and ties with Russia, urging global leaders meeting in Munich to work together to tackle the world’s problems.
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Trump has accused Germany of be…

Those who trampled the Constitution to try to get rid of Trump

Mark Penn:
The most egregious anti-democratic actions ever taken by the what can now fairly be called the Deep State are confirmed with the publication of fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s new book detailing how the FBI and Justice Department plotted to remove President Trump from office for firing FBI Director James Comey.

Justice Department and FBI officials spied on U.S. citizens with false warrants, gave a pass to one presidential campaign with a predetermined investigation, investigated another political campaign on the basis of no verified evidence, and illegally leaked information on investigations. They discussed wiretapping and using the 25th Amendment to the Constitution to remove President Trump, and appointed a special counsel as a retaliatory move for Comey’s firing.

It is now crystal clear that the highest echelons of the Justice Department and FBI had morphed from the world’s most professional law enforcement organization into a Third World rump group. They had th…

Those behind the Deep State coup attempt

Roger Kimball:
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Here The New York Times has spent the last three years running interference for the Democratic party, skirling hysterically against candidate Trump, then President Trump, and minimizing every evidence of wrongdoing by the Hillary-Fusion GPS-rogue intelligence and law enforcement contingent while simultaneously coming done like a ton of bricks against anyone associated with the President, from Michael Flynn on down.

And now we have Andrew McCabe, former Acting Director of the FBI, beginning his book tour with an interview on 60 Minutes in which he admits that he was at the center of a plot to unseat the President of the United States. The Times put it this way: ‘McCabe Says Justice Dept. Officials Had Discussions About Pushing Trump Out.’

There follows a few hundred words of brow-wrinkled prose about their ‘so alarmed,’ ‘dire concerns’ that the President had just fired their guy, FBI director James ‘higher loyalty’ Comey, that they got together and wondered how they cou…

Man whose daughter was killed by an illegal alien says Trump is right about the need for a wall

Dan Ferguson:
In his declaration of a national emergency on our southern border, President Trump recognized the Americans who experienced the consequences of that emergency firsthand: angel moms and dads.

I never expected I would be one of them.

My beautiful daughter, Mandy, was a 28-year-old sixth-grade teacher at Eastwood Heights Elementary School, and the center of our family. She was my world, she was my wife’s best friend and, most importantly, she was my baby girl.

On the morning of November 22, 2018 — Thanksgiving Day — a man who should never have been in our country drank several beers before getting behind the wheel of a car. He blew through two red lights at an intersection, killed my daughter, and changed our lives forever.

Surveillance footage shows that Mandy was using a crosswalk as she crossed the street. A witness described the sound of the impact as being so loud that he thought two vehicles had collided, not that a human being was struck. My daughter died on the spot…

Some say it is in the Quran

Washington Post:
Anti-Semitism has spread through the Islamic world like a cancer Some Muslims quote passages where rocks talk and tell Muslims that a Jew is hiding behind it.  I think the Jew-hatred stems from the rejection of Islam by the Jews the Muslims tried to "convert."

There is also the rather weird religious belief that once Muslims have conquered an area it can never go back to its original heritage.  It reminds me of a West Texas farmer describing a neighbor who had been buying up land.  The farmer said his neighbor "didn't want all the land in the world just all that adjoined his."  Israel is seen as a failure by some Muslims to live up to their beliefs.

Interestingly, some Arab Muslims are changing in that attitude.  Saudi Arabia is one of the most prominent.  They now see Israel as an ally against a real threat from Iran.  Iran is certainly ruled by religious bigots who hate Israel and the Jews who live there.

Beto goes bonkers on border wall

F.H. Buckley:
Donald Trump has a lot of things going for him, a sense of humor, a willingness to say whatever is on his mind, but his best asset is his ability to turn his opponents into absolute idiots.

There used to be something called the Monster Raving Loony Party in Britain, and that’s what the Democrats are beginning to sound like.

No, this isn’t about AOC and the Green New Deal. It’s about Beto. Robert Francis O’Rourke, the great Democratic hope who lost the Texas Senate race in 2018, but somehow didn’t descend into oblivion.

Right now, he thinks he has the wind at his back with Trump’s campaign for a border wall. If Trump wants to erect a new wall, Beto wants to tear down the existing one. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes asked him about that.

“Yes, absolutely,” answered Beto. “I’d take the wall down.”

Up to now, the Democrats have been a little hypocritical on the subject of walls. As senators, Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama voted for funds for 700 miles of fencing wall i…

Democrats politicians and the train wreck of their policies

Jack Hellner:
Can Democrat politicians, who can't even complete a single state train project, be trusted to control the climate? From New York to California and Illinois in between their policies are leading to wreck and ruin.

The 'end of the world' con job

Don Fotheringham:
Ocasio-Cortez: Only the Latest in a Long Line of 'You're Gonna Die' Con Men The end of the world scams have been around since the memory of man knoweth not.  Perhaps some of those pushing these arguments may have really believed their BS, but that does not make them so and the world is still here.  Al Gore has been making crazy predictions about Global warming for decades and certainly long enough to be proved wrong on many of his claims.  Ocasio-Cortez will soon join him in being proved wrong.

BTW, check out this crumbling monument to socialism/communism.

This woman doesn't understand economics or business and has just cost her District 25,000 jobs.  The new darling of the left is a disaster for the Democrats.

The McCabe 25th Amendment caper that looks like a coup attempt

Roger L. Simon:
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The big news in what was a relatively big news day was made by fired Acting Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe in snippets from a forthcoming interview on 60 Minutes. McCabe -- the man who somehow couldn't recall what the words "insurance policy" referred to in one of his texts -- was promoting a new book he somehow managed to write despite his faulty memory. In the midst of this, he confirmed what many of us long suspected -- that he and other major officials (Rod Rosenstein, etc.) of the FBI and the DOJ contemplated, even attempted to some degree, a coup d'état against the president of the United States.

Now that is one for the history books and something we should all contemplate -- a collection of unelected, self-righteous bureaucrats trying to subvert the democratic decision of the voters of the United States of America. They did it better in the Soviet Union. Beria, et al., at least knew how to follow through on their threats.

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Poll shows Democrat candidates are on the wrong side of the voters on abortion issue.

Washington Free Beacon:
The Democratic Party's leading presidential contenders are silent on data showing an overwhelming majority of voters oppose their stance on abortion.

A poll released by Susan B. Anthony List on Wednesday found that 77 percent of likely general election voters favor legislation protecting children born through failed abortions and 62 percent oppose efforts to expand late-term abortions. The results closely mirror those previously recorded by Gallup showing only 28 percent of Americans think abortion should be legal during the second trimester and only 13 percent support it during the third trimester.
... The voters appear to be much closer to the stance of President Trump than the abortion radicals in the Democrat party.

Border crime in El Paso

Power Line:
I wanted to alert you to a local news item near my home in El Paso, Texas and offer a little perspective. It’s hard to an illustrative example this profound. On the very night the president held a rally here, prompting the predictable chorus of denunciations and media “fact” checking about his assertions that walls work to keep Americans safe, more than 300 illegal immigrants were apprehended entering the country at a spot where existing fencing stops. This happened about six and a half miles from where the president spoke. I agree with the president’s critics that violent crime here was never anywhere near as terrible as we’ve seen in places like Chicago and Detroit and that the reduction in our crime rate started well before the current fencing was installed along the border. But statistics don’t tell a complete story here. I can vividly remember a time when “border bandits” used to enter the country at night and rob motorists on a road that runs along the border between t…

Port of Corpus Christi to get export facility for propane and butane liquids

Fuel Fix:
A pair of spherical storage tanks located along the Corpus Christi Ship Channel may soon become an alternative hub for exports of propane, butane and other liquefied petroleum gases.

Houston marine terminal operator Moda Midstream is already exporting crude oil from its Ingleside facility, but the company is making multimillion dollar upgrades to use the twin storage tanks to ship propane and butane to customers around the world.

Known in the oil and gas industry as LPGs, propane and butane are byproducts of oil and natural gas extraction and the refining process. The two gases can be compressed into a liquid form at relatively warm temperatures and low pressures, making them easy to store and transport. They are typically stored outdoors in giant spherical or pill-shaped tanks.

Related: Moda Midstream kicks off second round of expansion at Ingleside terminal

Along with the bounty of oil and natural gas, the shale revolution has produced record volumes of liquefied petroleum…

American Muslims unhappy with Omar's bigotry

Quanta Ahmed:
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), an American Muslim of Somali origin, shames American Muslims with the anti-Semitism she has brought to Congress.

As a naturalized American and a Muslim woman myself, it was gratifying to see the first Muslim women in American history elected to Congress inaugurated this year.

Now American Congresswomen Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) are among the most empowered Muslim women in the world. They enjoy access to the corridors of American power, the mandate of American constituencies that they represent and influence over domestic and international U.S. policy.

Further, as a migrant to the United States, Omar was granted asylum from her Somali origin and rose from refugee to elected politician in 23 years; few other nations can offer a dispossessed refugee such extraordinary opportunity.

But as a Muslim devoted to combatting contemporary anti-Semitism by serving within the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation, I am deep…