Showing posts with label Donald Trump. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Donald Trump. Show all posts

November 25, 2019


When the villain is Obama, not Trump, news suddenly becomes not worth reporting

fromNYPost: Using, or ignoring, facts in accordance with whether they create the desired impression is the principal agenda of today’s media.
Media Bias on Parade

Roger Stone, convicted for bragging

fromTownhall: The lesson learned is if you are a high-level Trump supporter, you can expect the Deep State to come after you. The left is sending a message to Trump supporters to beware of helping him in 2020.

Giving government vast snooping authority is one thing Democrats and Republicans both like

fromReason: They simply disagree over who should be in charge of misusing and abusing those excessive powers.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

VIDEO: Ayn Rand - The Proper Role of the Press

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: More relevant today than ever.
Media Bias on Parade

In Virginia, and elsewhere, gun supporters prepare to defy new laws

fromMSN: The concept is modeled after the “sanctuary city” stance that some localities have taken in response to federal immigration enforcement efforts.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Vaping panic ignores how e-cigarettes save lives

fromReason: H.L. Mencken defined Puritanism as "the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy." The rub against vaping, and other smokeless tobacco products, is that people enjoy it.

November 21, 2019


10 reasons why this impeachment ‘inquiry’ is really a coup

fromNYPost: Analysis from the incomparable Victor Davis Hanson.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Colorado's growing Second Amendment sanctuary movement

fromReason: What happens when cities and counties have their own ideas about a law that authorizes the seizure of guns from people who are mentally ill?
2nd Amendment Assaults

Walter E Williams: Young people ignorant of history

fromCreators: Today's leftists, socialists and progressives would bristle at the suggestion that their agenda differs little from that of past tyrants. But ...
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Pending ban on flavored e-cigarettes in Massachusetts authorizes forfeiture of vapers' cars

fromReason: The bill, which the state House passed yesterday, says police may seize vehicles in which they suspect untaxed vaping products. It was never about safety. It was always about property.
Regulation Nation          Police State America

Biden vows to keep marijuana illegal - right after Pew reveals 80% of liberals want legalized

fromZeroHedge: "The truth of the matter is, there's not nearly been enough evidence that has been acquired as to whether or not it is a gateway drug," he said.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption           The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

One bad apple? Over 1,000 cops caught illegally accessing police database to stalk citizens

fromActivistPost: ust as in other even more serious crimes involving law enforcement personnel, often records request violations resulted in very little punishment if any towards cops.

November 8, 2019


Why everything they say about California fires — including that climate matters most — is wrong

fromForbes: Can the increase in fires in California really be blamed on climate change?
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Rep. Devin Nunes: GOP’s First Witness to Testify in Impeachment Hearing WILL BE ADAM SCHIFF (VIDEO)

fromGatewayPundit: Is forcing a liar to testify under oath a perjury trap?
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Milton Friedman - What is Monetary Policy?

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Can the increase in fires in California really be blamed on climate change?
Economic Policy: Statism Versus the Free Market

'Coup Has Started': Whistleblower's attorney vowed to 'get rid of Trump' in 2017

fromZeroHedge: The Democratic operative attorney representing the anti-Trump whistleblower vowed to "get rid of Trump", and said that the "#coup has started" in 2017 tweets.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

The county seized man's property, sold it—and kept the profits because he underpaid taxes by $9.

fromReason: Presumably as a public service, the state law allows counties to effectively steal homes over unpaid taxes and keep the excess revenue for their own budgets.

October 31, 2019


The futility of the drug war

fromFFF:  When someone brings into existence or supports a government program that produces drug cartels that kill people, he is morally responsible for the natural and predictable consequences of that program.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Canadian court won't force beauticians to wax the customer's balls

fromStrategicCulture:  A major setback for champions of gender dysphoria who demand that males who identify as women can force beauticians to give them a bikini wax.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Democratic wealth tax proposals demonstrate economic ignorance

fromReason:  Bashing the rich may be good politics, but it’s terrible economics.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus the Free Market

California’s electric vehicle dream is turning into a nightmare

fromOilPrice.com:  California might be blazing a trail with getting a large number of electric vehicles on the road, but the only trail California is currently blazing is the wildfire/PG&E fiasco that could plunge millions into blackouts.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus the Free Market

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson, Piers Morgan - Hating Trump More Than Loving America

fromLibertyPen/YouTube:  A major setback for champions of gender dysphoria.Media narrative: Trump is bad. Trump killed al-Baghdadi. Killing al-Baghdadi was bad. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Police blew up an innocent man’s house in search of an armed shoplifter. Too bad, court rules.

fromMSN:  When they were finished, it looked as though the Greenwood Village, Colo., police had blasted rockets through the house.

October 23, 2019


The American deep state would sooner sacrifice the republic than lose again to Donald Trump

fromStrategicCulture:  Democrats have become terrified of a longstanding political technology known as ‘free and fair elections.’
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Target employees won the 'fight for $15' but weren't ready for the trade-offs

fromStrategicCulture: Hours cut, benefits lost. More proof that fools rush in where wise men never go.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Civil unrest is erupting all over the world, but just wait until the United States joins the party…

fromStrategicCulture:  Democrats have become terrified of a longstanding political technology known as ‘free and fair elections.’
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

The police state’s deadly toll on America’s children

fromRutherfordInstitute:  Children are forced to learn the police state’s lessons in compliance and terror, which are being meted out with every SWAT team raid, roadside strip search, and school drill.

Google Maps will tell you where police are hiding

fromNewsChannel6:  Google Maps is competing with traffic and GPS app ‘Waze’ with some new features. Users around the world will soon be able to report where police officers are hiding.
Police State America

Rand Paul praises Trump on Syria truce: 'extraordinary breakthrough'

fromNewsmax:  Sen. Rand Paul Wednesday praised President Donald Trump for the "extraordinary breakthrough" reached in Syria and said the actions taken could lead to peace in the region for the first time in years.

October 15, 2019


What if there is no climate emergency?

fromWattsUpWithThat?: The premise that scares the daylights out of the left.
Political Correctness & Other Nitwittery

John Lennon vs. the Deep State: One man against the ‘monster’

fromRutherfordInstitute: “You gotta remember, establishment, it’s just a name for evil. The monster doesn’t care whether it kills all the students or whether there’s a revolution. It’s not thinking logically, it’s out of control.”—JL
The Government is Not Us

Judge approves Devin Nunes’s lawsuit against Twitter

fromGatewayPundit: Opens door for thousands of conservatives mistreated by social media giants.
Media Bias on Parade

Trump's new executive orders To restrain the administrative state

fromReason: Federal agencies evade the rule-making process, yet still levy fines, revoke permits, and seize property via “guidance.” Trump’s orders may put a stop to this practice.
Regulation Nation

VIDEO: Ayn Rand - Politics for a free society

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: From a 1965 Columbia radio broadcast, Ayn Rand explains the necessary components for a free society.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

👉🏻 Pointing a finger gun lands 12-year-old Johnson County student in handcuffs

fromWattsUpWithThat?: It’s a felony if a kid commits the same crime a second time -- regardless of whether the finger is loaded. So hand gestures are not considered to be free expression, protected by the First Amendment?

July 9, 2019


Trump’s citizenship question isn’t controversial. Obama deleting it should’ve been.

fromHumanEvents: Barack Obama was the first U.S. President to not include a question on nationality in the decennial census.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Some big farms collect big checks from Trump aid package

fromRiverFrontTimes: Trump's tariff policy is a big help to big farming. Tariffs, bailouts, entitlements and subsidies, at their root, are always about vote-buying.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

France has turned into one of the worldwide threats to free speech

fromTheHill: "While our politicians in the United States may applaud Macron like village idiots, most Americans are hardcore believers in free speech. It runs in our blood."
Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: Brendan O'Neill - Political Correct Bigotry

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: British columnist Brendan O’Neil gives an in depth explanation of the sugar-coated tyranny we call political correctness.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Biden vows to bring back Obamacare’s individual mandate penalty for not having insurance

fromRiverFrontTimes: Candidate insists on dictating how previously free Americans must spend the money government doesn't take off the top.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

The St. Louis County SWAT team blasted a dog. Now the county owes $750,000

fromRiverFrontTimes: Five years after a St. Louis County SWAT Team raided her home in order to conduct a property inspection related to a missed gas bill, Angela Zorich is walking away with a $750,000 settlement. 

June 26, 2019


As war drums beat for Iran, remember, lies and propaganda started nearly every war in US history

fromFreeThoughtProject: As the media and government continue to push for an all out war with Iran, remember that these same people have been caught repeatedly lying to start nearly every war in US history.
Defense Versus The War Machine          Indoctrination and Censorship

Walter E Williams: Reparations for slavery

fromCreators: If money alone were the answer, the many issues facing a large segment of the black community would have been solved.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market          Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Bernie Sanders wants to cancel all student debt and make college free, at a cost of $2.2 trillion

fromReason: The economic illiterate just outbid Elizabeth Warren's attempt to buy the student vote.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption             Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Here's how a bird started a fire at a California solar farm

fromBNNBloomberg: Solar farms have been proven to be an efficient means of electrocuting birds and starting fires, in addition to being an eyesore to the California landscape.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

VIDEO: Walter E Williams - A Tyrant's Recipe for Cooking a Frog

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: To take away the liberty of Americans, politicians must first know how to cook a frog.

June 18, 2019


Beneath the anti-Trump rage is an irrational fear of freedom

fromActivistPost: An irrational fear of individual liberty is widespread among progressives, and it’s consistent with their view that government must have a hand in just about every single thing we do.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

DOJ bloodhounds on the scent of John Brennan

fromConsortiumNews: The day of reckoning for Brennan, Comey and Clapper is fast approaching, as Mr. Barr begins shining light under government rocks.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

This Assange supporter excoriating the press Is the best thing you’ll watch all day

fromCaitlinJohnstone: America’s free speech rights are among the most protective in the world. We should take pride in them, but we must also protect them through the decisions we make every day.
Indoctrination and Censorship           Media Bias on Parade

Walter E Williams: How to create conflict

fromTownhall: "Too many Americans want government to grow and have more power over our lives. That means conflict among us is going to rise.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

The answer to the social media conundrum will not come from government

fromActivistPost: America’s free speech rights are among the most protective in the world. We should take pride in them, but we must also protect them through the decisions we make every day.
Indoctrination and Censorship                 Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Facebook's secret 'hate agent' formula leaked by insider

fromZeroHedge: If you praise the wrong individual, interview them, or appear at events alongside them, Facebook may categorize you as a “hate agent.”

June 12, 2019


California Democratic Party: First Amendment ‘Limited to exclude hate speech’

fromDailyWire: The First Amendment exists primarily to protect unpopular speech (hate speech for some) since popular speech needs no protection, a concept lost on California's Democratic Party.
Indoctrination and Censorship        Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

VIDEO: Rachel Maddow - Julian Assange and the Future of a Free Press

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: When the operations of government are shielded from public view democracy is a farce. Prosecuting the publisher of such information could only be acknowledgement that the government is not us.  
The Government is Not Us       Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

VIDEO: Walter E Williams - The Future of Free Enterprise and Liberty

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A warning about the trajectory of economic and personal liberty in America.  
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Empty words: Why Pelosi is suddenly saying she wants Trump ‘in prison’

fromWashingtonExaminer: The “in prison” line allows the speaker to look like a good anti-Trump ally, but it is clearly in service of avoiding an impeachment.  
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Not the Onion: Biden promises to cure cancer If elected

fromZeroHedge: This begs the question, why do politicians lie? Answer: Voters want the impossible and only a liar will promise it.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Federal court rules citizens well within the law to tell a cop “f**k you”

fromFreeThoughtProject: While a federal court ruled this month that citizens can swear at police officers and the police officers cannot arrest them for it, it is still not recommended.  

June 7, 2019


Congress proposes legislation to screen adults and children to predict if you pose a threat

fromFreeThoughtProject: The TAPS Act would encourage law enforcement to give everyone a personal threat assessment (kids and adults) and single out those that they deem as future threats.   
Government is Watching Every Move You Make        Police State America

Republicans join Democrats to kill Rand Paul's Pennies Plan because no one cares about the debt

fromWashingtonExaminer: It wouldn't solve our debt crisis, but it would ameliorate it somewhat. So naturally, a large bipartisan majority voted to block it from the Senate floor.  
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Don Boudreaux - Why Free Trade is ALWAYS Best Policy

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Economist Don Boudreaux eloquently explains how, despite the economic policies of other countries, free trade is always the most beneficial policy for the citizens. 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Hey Trump: Remember Wikileaks?

fromRonPaulInstitute: Governments hate it when the truth is told about them. They prefer to kill the messenger rather than face the message.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Watchdog says FBI has access to about 640M photographs

fromAP: A government watchdog says the FBI has access to about 640 million photographs — including from driver’s licenses, passports and mugshots — that can be searched using facial recognition technology.  

May 31, 2019


Alexa ‘could be about to get even creepier,’ Amazon patent reveals

fromYahooNews: It would alter how Echo works - so that instead of waiting for its ‘wake word’, Alexa, it would effectively be listening all the time. Only a potent 2nd Amendment will keep this from eventually being mandatory.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

VIDEO: Victor Davis Hanson - Evaluating Donald Trump

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: A brilliant analysis of the phenomenon known as Donald Trump.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Press freedom: Widespread confusion about who counts as a journalist and whether it matters

fromCreators: We have a First Amendment. Freedom is not a special privilege that belongs only to officially recognized journalists. It applies to all of us when we use technologies of mass communication.
The Government is Not Us     Indoctrination and Censorship

Cops strip-searched a 4-year-old after mom's errand took too long

fromReason: How dare the authorities not only second-guess a mom's very safe decision, but take their investigation so far beyond the bounds of common sense—and decency?
Police State America

Tide of public opinion is turning in Assange’s favor

fromConsortiumNews: The indictment of Julian Assange under the Espionage Act has profoundly affected press coverage of the WikiLeaks founder.
The Government is Not Us     Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption      Indoctrination and Censorship

The Right’s latest tactic on gun laws? Just don’t enforce them

fromRollingStone: Counties across the country are sticking it to “big city elites” by declaring themselves “Second Amendment sanctuaries”

May 27, 2019


The state can't keep drugs out of prisons. How was it ever going to keep them out of America?

fromReason: This is the nature of government. It can't stop the flow of illicit substances in a sealed and militarized building that's under its total control.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Trump’s justice department uses Julian Assange as stalking horse to make journalism a crime

fromDailyBeast:   The administration argues Assange isn't a journalist, in the hope his unpopularity will make people forget why we can’t have the government deciding who counts as a journalist.
Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: MS-13 - Preferred Gang of the Democratic Party

fromLibertyPen/YouTube:   In order to defend Democratic Party policies that attract illegal immigrants and allow them to operate, Nancy Pelosi and others are willing to protect the deadliest, most savage street gang in America. 
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

WATCH: Cops open door to home, don’t ID themselves, kill innocent unarmed teen and a dog

fromFreeThoughtProject:   An innocent unarmed teen was playing video games on a couch when a police officer opens the door, without announcing himself and kills him.
Police State America

3D-printed guns are back, and this time they are unstoppable

fromWired:   A decentralized network of gun-printing advocates is mobilising online, they're anonymously sharing blueprints, advice and building a community. There's no easy way they can be halted.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Trump strikes back

fromKunsler: "The bad faith of his antagonists exceeds even Mr. Trump’s defects and vices." Their plot failed. "And, yes, it was a plot, even a coup. And they fucked it up magnificently, leaving a paper trail as wide as Interstate-95."

May 11, 2019


Mexico wants to legalize all drugs and negotiate with the U.S. to do the same

fromNewsweek:   “Prohibition policies have caused more harm to people and communities than the drugs they were intended to eliminate, and they haven’t come anywhere close to eliminating the supply or the demand.” 
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Gun crackdowns have already led to too many federal abuses

fromTheHill:  Gun control advocates have called for prohibiting possession of AR-15 rifles — a ban that could create five million new felons overnight.
2nd Amendment Assaults

Trump plans to redefine poverty, cutting Americans from welfare

fromZeroHedge:  “Because of this, changes to the poverty thresholds, including how they are updated for inflation over time, may affect eligibility for programs that use the poverty guidelines.” 
The Welfare State: Promoting Dependency

On free trade, even Karl Marx is smarter than Donald Trump

fromReason:  Marx “was a champion of free trade, and no friend of tariff barriers.” 
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

California's rent control advocates are about to get what they want, good and hard

fromReason:  Everywhere rent control is tried, the same things happen. Landlords exit the market. Developers stop building apartments. Supply drops significantly. 
Regulation Nation

Want to make money? Work for the government

fromCNSNews:  The median earnings of state and local government workers were higher than the median earnings in any of the four categories of private-industry and self-employed workers. Federal workers were even higher.

Feb 26, 2019


California lawmakers propose soda tax, outlawing super-size sugary drinks

fromLATimes:  California's tyrannical politicians cannot stop minding YOUR own business.

How The Jussie Smollett hoax reveals the scope of the surveillance state

fromActivistPost:  Modern technology is changing the approach to justice right before our eyes, as well as the See Something, Say Something citizen watch program.  This is the new surveillance state.

Venezuela aid trucks set ablaze as Maduro tells Trump: "yankee, go home"

fromZeroHedge:  The socialist goals of equality will have been achieved once everyone starves to death.

Study shows concealed carry permit holders break laws far less than cops

fromFreeThoughtProject:  A study of gun statistics across the country found that concealed carry permit holders break the law far less than police officers.

Walter E Williams: Hate crime hoaxes - the bad and the good

fromCreators:  This type of hoax is part and parcel of the left's broad agenda of victimology, fraudulence and gimmickry, plus gross media gullibility, incompetence and political attention seeking.

Trump vs. the FBI: Who are the good guys?

fromDailyBell:  “All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.” -Frank Herbert, Author of Dune

Feb 22, 2019


How socialism broke Venezuela

fromCommentaryMagazine:  The tragic journey from Perez to Chavez to Maduro.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

FBI plotting to keep DNA of ENTIRE population on file to create ‘nation of suspects’

fromDailyStar:  President Donald Trump has signed the Rapid DNA Act into law which means the police can routinely take DNA samples from people who are arrested but not yet convicted of a crime.
The Government is Not Us            Government is Watching Every Move You 

Our disastrous obsession with equality

fromMises:  “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” — Milton Friedman
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle

Victor Davis Hanson: Changing reality with words

fromTownhall:  Beware of euphemisms. Radical changes in vocabulary are usually admissions that reality is unwelcome or indefensible.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Study: Crackdown on prescriptions drove up Hep. C infections

fromFreeBeacon:  Government regulations succeeded only in transforming Oxycontin users into heroin addicts.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange      Regulation Nation

Arizona trying to become first in U.S. to require citizen DNA

fromActivistPost:  The ruling class finds it in their interest to know more about their human livestock.

Feb 14, 2019


Green New Deal: A Democratic suicide note

fromWND:  Among the endorsers of this Green New Deal is Sen. Cory Booker, who compares the battle to stop climate change to fighting the Nazis in World War II.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery        Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Senate has uncovered no direct evidence of conspiracy between Trump campaign and Russia

fromNBCNews:  The two and a half year long Democratic Party witch hunt comes up snake eyes.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - Environmental Crisis: The Last Straw

fromLibertyPen/YouTube:  Across the nation, the movement to ban plastic straws is gaining momentum. Tucker Carlson looks at the danger posed to Americans by this tubular menace.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

National debt hits a new record high: $22 trillion

fromReason:  A new record, but one that won't stand for long.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Cory Booker: ‘This planet simply can’t sustain’ people eating meat

fromWashingtonFreeBeacon:  The latest clown to pile into the car says he "is vegan because eating eggs 'didn't align with my spirit'.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery        Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Students' free speech rights need to be strengthened

fromNWI:  In 1965, the court reasoned, “It can hardly be argued that students shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.”  What happened?
Indoctrination and Censorship

Feb 6, 2019


Donald Trump: ‘We’ve got to get out of these endless wars’

fromBreitbart:  President Donald Trump detailed his position Sunday on withdrawing troops United States from Afghanistan and Syria.
Defense Verses The War Machine

Major DNA testing company sharing genetic data with the FBI

fromBloomberg:  FamilyTreeDNA is the culprit. Unwitting citizens are paying to have their genetic information sent to the FBI and other government databases.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Are you a woman traveling alone? Marriott might be watching you.

fromReason: The surveillance tactics that have been adopted by hotel chains are part of a disturbing partnership between hospitality businesses and federal law enforcement to track the movements of people, especially women.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

How the drug war eats the poor

fromVice:  According to a new report by the NGO Health Poverty Action, prohibition drives poverty and criminality in places like Brazil and India.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Hawaii considers ban on cigarette sales

fromABC30:  Vice cops look for new products as busybodies seek to mind YOUR own business.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Capitalism has been the bane of poverty worldwide

fromReviewJournal:  Bill Gates noted that the proportion of people on Earth living in extreme poverty has declined from 94 percent in 1820 to below 9 percent today. “Most of the credit … must go to capitalism and free trade.”