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Tales of Political Correctness

DELTA EMOTIONAL-SUPPORT ANIMALS DRAW COMPLAINTS, NEW REQUIREMENTS

On Delta Air Lines, owners of emotional-support animals will soon have to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it’s trained to behave itself.

(Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


STATE DEMANDS PREACHERS GET PERMISSION TO SPEAK

Two street preachers are targeted, confronted and eventually arrested by transit officers who insist that they stop talking about their Christian beliefs without getting the agency’s permission first, and the courts say that’s all right.

(Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 )   <Read it>

--WND--


TEXAS CONTINUES CONFEDERATE HEROES DAY DESPITE NATIONAL PROTESTS OVER CONFEDERATE STATUES

Texas recognized two holidays this week: Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday and the state’s Confederate Heroes Day on Friday. The state holiday continues despite national protests and handwringing over statues and monuments relating to Confederate military figures.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


NAVY ASKING PENTAGON TO INCREASE PATERNITY LEAVE TIME

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan - The Navy is advocating a change that would give fathers and secondary caregivers more time off after a birth or adoption, the service’s personnel chief said.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--Stars and Stripes--

Editorial Comment

Maybe they should put more focus on teaching seamanship instead. - BK


NURSE FIRED BECAUSE SHE REFUSED TO REFER WOMEN FOR ABORTIONS AND HELP THEM OBTAIN ABORTION PILLS

An Illinois nurse filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week after she said her employer tried to force her to help women get abortions.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--LifeNews.com--


COLLEGE ‘FREE SPEECH ZONES’ TAKE MAJOR HIT FROM BUSH(43)-APPOINTED JUDGE

A court in California has delivered a major blow to the use of restrictive “free speech zones” by colleges, which often relegate unwanted viewpoints to the backwaters of their properties.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--WND--


Political Science

STUDY: CLIMATE ALARMISM CAUSING DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY - WOMEN AND MINORITIES HARDEST HIT

Depression and anxiety are afflicting Americans who are concerned at the fate of the environment, according to a study of the mental health effects of climate change.

(Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 )   <Read it>

--Syndey Morning Herald--


WITH TALK OF ‘MINI ICE AGE,’ GLOBAL WARMING DEBATE MAY AGAIN BE ABOUT TO CHANGE

by Justin Haskins

Many Americans believe the debate over whether man is primarily responsible for Earth’s recent warming was started by Al Gore in the 1990s, when the issue prominently made its way onto the national stage, but scientists have been debating humans’ role in our changing climate for many decades.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


Poughkeepsie Journal Letters

LETTERS TO THE POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL EDITOR - 01/20/18

Read and comment on pending letters to the Poughkeepsie Journal.

(Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


The Culture War

TRUMP DECRIES ‘PERMISSIVE’ U.S. ABORTION LAWS AT RALLY

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend “the right to life.”

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--Yahoo! News Canada (Reuters)--


Media Watch

ROLLING STONE CLAIMS #RELEASETHEMEMO POPULARITY DUE TO RUSSIAN BOTS

If you have been on Twitter recently then you know the red hot hashtag that is #ReleaseTheMemo. So why the popularity? Well, according to Rolling Stone, it is due in large part to the Russians. Yes, the Russians Are Coming to Twitter in the form of their bots to hype that hashtag. The subtitle of Rolling Stone’s silly article by Bob Moser explains it: “Republicans claim a secret document reveals a Hillary Clinton plot ‘worse than Watergate’-- and they’re getting a big boost from Russian bots.”

(Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 )   <Read it>

--NewsBusters.org--

Editorial Comment

The left always accuses the right of doing what they do, and using bots to flood social media is something they do. - BK


ABC DELETES TRUMP’S MARCH FOR LIFE REFERENCE IN ITS ONLINE TRANSCRIPT

In an interview with ABC News that aired earlier this week, President Donald Trump complained to anchor David Muir about the mainstream media’s lack of coverage for the March of Life.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--Washington Times--


SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES ACCELERATE REMOVALS OF ONLINE ‘HATE SPEECH’

BRUSSELS - Social media companies Facebook, Twitter and Google’s YouTube have accelerated removals of online hate speech in the face of a potential European Union crackdown.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--Yahoo! News Canada (Reuters)--

Editorial Comment

Do you want European socialists determining what you can post on social media? - BK


GOOGLE SUSPENDS ‘FACT CHECK’ PROJECT

Google says it is discontinuing its fact-check [sic] feature because it proved to be too faulty for public use, directly attributing the decision to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The company has no date set for when it will return, if ever.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--The Daily Caller--


SCHUMER SYCOPHANT ACOSTA MAKES A FOOL OF HIMSELF AT BRIEFING, SCHOOLED BY MULVANEY

Hours ahead of a possible government shutdown, CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta debased his already self-centered act by playing the role of sycophant on Friday morning for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) by tangling with Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney over basic facts about Senate procedure.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--NewsBusters.org--


ANDREW McCARTHY: ‘ODD FEELING’ TO SPY-CASE ARREST

This week’s arrest of a former CIA agent for having unauthorized classified information on undercover U.S. spies “has got an odd feeling all-around,” former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy told Newsmax TV on Thursday.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


BEN SHAPIRO: TRUMP JUST UNDERMINED EVERYTHING HIS OWN PARTY IS DOING WITH ONE TWEET

Ben Shapiro, host of “The Ben Shapiro Show,” in a daily Facebook Live video podcast Thursday, explained how President Trump “just undermined everything his own party is doing” with a recent tweet concerning leverage the GOP is using to pass a continuing resolution.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--CNSNews.com--


NEWSWEEK RAIDED BY MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE

The headquarters of Newsweek was raided by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Thursday morning. Investigators reportedly took photos of the magazine’s servers.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--Gateway Pundit--


THE FURIOUS FAKE NEWS OF FEMINIST NOVELISTS

by L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham

Since 1973, liberal feminists have celebrated the “right to choose abortion” without admitting the horror - over 60 million lives have violently and prematurely ended since the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade. The liberals who champion abortion are far more comfortable panicking that abortion “rights” are always in danger, especially when Republicans control Washington.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--CNSNews.com--


News of the Day

TOP REPUBLICANS DEMAND THE SECRET FISA MEMO BE RELEASED IMMEDIATELY

Dozens of top lawmakers signed a letter Friday urging House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) to publicly release a bombshell memo they say contains details about government surveillance abuses.

(Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


NEWLY RELEASED CLINTON EMAILS REVEAL ‘NEW SMOKING GUN’ - AND MORE CLASSIFIED INFORMATION

Judicial Watch, a conservative government watchdog group, released another batch of emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email server on Friday and said a “new smoking gun” was revealed in the emails.

(Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


SHUTDOWN FIGHT TURNS UGLY AS BOTH SIDES DIG IN

Republican and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill lashed out at each other on Day One of the government shutdown Saturday, trading barbs and casting blame as a resolution to the funding impasse seemed nowhere in sight.

(Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 )   <Read it>

--The Hill--


HOUSE DEMOCRAT LEADER DIRECTLY CONTRADICTS HIMSELF IN THE SPAN OF 20 SECONDS

A very special moment from the House floor today, in which Nancy Pelosi’s top deputy demands that the House stay in session to “do our work” (to cheers), then immediately makes a motion...to adjourn the chamber.

(Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 )   <Read it>

--TownHall.com--


POLL: DACA AMNESTY NOT WORTH RISKING A GOV’T SHUTDOWN

A new poll from CNN shows that most people do not believe it’s worth a government shutdown in order to achieve a deal that would give a form of amnesty to DACA “Dreamers.”

(Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--

Editorial Comment

Now if only the media would start telling the truth about why Chuckie “Bank Run” Schumer" is blocking the spending bill. I’m not holding my breath. - BK


NEIGHBOR CHARGED WITH ASSAULT ON RAND PAUL

Rene Boucher, the 58-year-old Bowling Green man accused of attacking U.S. Sen. Rand Paul at his home in November, has been charged with assaulting a member of congress resulting in personal injury.

(Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 )   <Read it>

--Louisville Courier-Journal--


SCHUMER SHUTDOWN BEGINS

Despite a day of wheeling and dealing between President Trump and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, as well as similar negotiations in Congress, the federal government officially shutdown at midnight Saturday morning.

(Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 )   <Read it>

--WND--


CALIF. DEMS PROPOSE AMENDMENT TO SEIZE HALF OF BUSINESSES’ TAX REFORM SAVINGS

Democrats in California have proposed an amendment to take half of the tax savings businesses in their state get from the recently-passed federal tax cuts.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--CNSNews.com--


CONGRESS SEEKS RELEASE OF SECRET DOC REVEALING OBAMA AS ‘VENGEFUL NARCISSIST’

A top-secret memo that has been released to members of Congress, but still is being withheld from the American public, characterizes Barack Obama as “the vengeful narcissist” and alleges surveillance abuses by his administration that one representative likened to the work of Russia’s KGB.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--WND--

Editorial Comment

As the author of the Trump smear book said, “If it rings true, it is true.” - BK


WHITE HOUSE BLASTS DEMS OVER LOOMING ‘SCHUMER SHUTDOWN’

The White House blasted Democrats Friday for playing politics with a government shutdown looming in just hours.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


FUSION GPS FOUNDER: FBI MAY HAVE PAID EXPENSES FOR ANTI-TRUMP DOSSIER AUTHOR

TEL AVIV - Glenn R. Simpson, the co-founder of the controversial opposition research firm Fusion GPS, stated in testimony it “makes sense” to him that the FBI paid for a trip to Rome by the former British spy who was contracted by Simpson’s company to produce the largely discredited 35-page anti-Trump dossier.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--Breitbart.com--

Editorial Comment

As the author of the Trump smear book said, “If it rings true, it is true.” - BK


POPE SHOCKS CHILE BY ACCUSING SEX ABUSE VICTIMS OF SLANDER

Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com (AP)--

Editorial Comment

This is an AP story so it could be fake news. - BK


GOP LAWMAKERS DEMAND THAT ‘ALARMING’ MEMO ON FISA ABUSES BE MADE PUBLIC

A four-page memo circulating in Congress that reveals alleged United States government surveillance abuses is being described by lawmakers as “shocking,” “troubling” and “alarming,” with one congressman likening the details to KGB activity in Russia.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--Fox News insider--


FAKE NEWS SUCCESS STORY: 48 PERCENT SAY GOP, TRUMP WOULD BE AT FAULT FOR SHUTDOWN

A plurality of Americans say that blame for a government shutdown should be assigned to congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


LOL: COMEY TO TEACH COLLEGE COURSE ON ETHICAL LEADERSHIP

Ousted FBI Director James Comey will teach a course on ethical leadership at his alma mater, the College of William & Mary, The Washington Post is reporting.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


FAUXCAHONTAS’S NATIVE AMERICAN PROBLEM GOES BEYOND POLITICS

by Annie Linskey

WASHINGTON - There’s a ghost haunting Elizabeth Warren as she ramps up for a possible 2020 presidential bid and a reelection campaign in Massachusetts this year: her enduring and undocumented claims of Native American ancestry.

(Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 )   <Read it>

--Boston Globe--


‘EXPLOSIVE’, ‘SHOCKING’ AND ‘ALARMING’ FISA MEMO SET TO ROCK DC, ‘END MUELLER INVESTIGATION’

by Tyler Durden

All hell is breaking loose in Washington D.C. after a four-page memo detailing extensive FISA court abuse was made available to the entire House of Representatives Thursday. The contents of the memo are so explosive, says Journalist Sara Carter, that it could lead to the removal of senior officials in the FBI and the Department of Justice and the end of Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--Zero Hedge--

Editorial Comment

But if The New York Times doesn’t report it, most leftists will never know anything about it. - BK


Selected Commentary and Analysis

HANG TOUGH, REPUBLICANS

Commentary by The Editors

Don’t let Schumer’s shutdown make you blink.

(Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 )   <Read it>

--National Review--


DICK DURBIN’S DACA BUDDIES SUPPORT N. KOREA

Commentary by Trevor Loudon

On June 15, 2012, then-President Barack Obama delivered a speech in the Rose Garden announcing his intention to unilaterally grant “temporary relief from deportation proceedings” for young people who met certain criteria. The executive order, referred to as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, was “not amnesty,” according to Obama. “… [T]his is not immunity. This is not a path to citizenship. It’s not a permanent fix.”

(Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 )   <Read it>

--WND--


EQUAL JUSTICE FOR ALL INCLUDES OUR UNBORN

Commentary by Congressman Jim Banks

Today, hundreds of thousands of Americans will gather in Washington to advocate for the cause of life.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--TownHall.com--


LIFE IS WINNING IN AMERICA

Commentary by Michael R. Pence

Today’s March for Life sends a strong message.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--National Review--


TRUMP NORM VIOLATIONS DON’T MAKE HIM A DESPOT

Commentary by Rich Lowry

It hasn’t been easy recently to make an attack against President Donald Trump that is over-the-top enough to stand out from the run-of-the-mill hysteria, but outgoing Republican Sen. Jeff Flake managed it.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


ALL AMERICANS HAVE THE RIGHT TO CRITICIZE THE PRESS

Commentary by David Limbaugh

At the risk of sending the left into a state of apoplexy, a monolithic, biased, renegade, politicized press is a far greater threat to liberty than a president criticizing the media.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


WHO’S THE RADICAL, TRUMP OR OBAMA?

Commentary by Theodore R. Bromund, Ph.D.

Trump looks like a radical only if you believe that Obama is the norm. And that is precisely what a lot of people on the left want.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--The Heritage Foundation--


CORY BOOKER’S CROCODILE ‘TEARS OF RAGE’

Commentary by Laura Hollis

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker made a fool of himself on Tuesday of this week. In a hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee at which Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified, Booker loudly professed shock and indignation at the allegations President Donald Trump had referred to certain countries as “s---holes.” Booker claimed to have shed “tears of rage” when fellow senator Dick Durbin called to tell him about the incident.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--WND--

Editorial Comment

In the contest for Most Despicable Person in Washington, Dick Durbin has set the bar very high, so other Democrats have to go to extra lengths to reach it. - BK


SCIENCE IS GIVING THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT A BOOST

Commentary by Emma Green

Advocates are tracking new developments in neonatal research and technology--and transforming one of America’s most contentious debates.

(Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 )   <Read it>

--The Atlantic Monthly--


THE AMERICAN NEWS MEDIA IS REPUGNANT: DONALD TRUMP IS COMPLETELY SANE

Commentary by Melissa Mackenzie

The President keeps pointing out how the media is unfair, biased and mendacious. Every day, the media proves him right. The President is fit as a fiddle. The media has lost its collective mind.

(Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 )   <Read it>

--American Spectator--


CNN HAS JUMPED THE SHARK

Commentary by Jeff Crouere

Every day it is becoming clearer that CNN, the once proud ratings giant and unquestioned cable network news leader, has abandoned objective journalism to cultivate obsessive hatred for President Donald Trump.

(Posted Saturday, January 20, 2018 )   <Read it>

--TownHall.com--


THE MEDIA NORMALIZES THE UNRULY LEFT

Commentary by George Neumayr

It can’t get enough of unconventional antics by progressives.

(Posted Friday, January 19, 2018 )   <Read it>

--American Spectator--


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