International, War on Terror

Trump Renews Calls for Travel Ban, Wall After Egypt Attack

The death toll in yesterday’s church bombing has risen to at least 235 in what quickly became the most deadly attack in Egypt’s modern history.

Though no group has claimed responsibility yet, it is believed the attack was staged by a radical group in association with ISIS.

The attack culminated in the detonation of a bomb within a packed mosque followed by militants gunning down worshipers as they fled the building.

President Trump quickly condemned the attack and reiterated his commitment to pushing through on a travel ban for countries that host radical terror groups along with finishing the border wall to stem the tide of illegal immigration.

Indeed. This isn’t rocket science, folks.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

President Trump renewed his call for travel restrictions affecting foreign citizens after the mass-murder of Sufi mosque-goers in Egypt.

The attack during Friday prayers killed at least 235 adherents of the Muslim minority group.

“Will be calling the President of Egypt in a short while to discuss the tragic terrorist attack, with so much loss of life,” Trump tweeted after the death count spiked.

“We have to get TOUGHER AND SMARTER than ever before, and we will. Need the WALL, need the BAN! God bless the people of Egypt,” Trump wrote.

As a candidate, Trump in 2015 first called for a travel ban to protect against Islamic terrorism after the San Bernardino, Calif., slaughter of 14 people at a company holiday party.

“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on,” Trump said, after U.S.-born citizen Rizwan Farook and his Pakistan-born wife committed the killings.

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Issues, Politics

Envirochondriacs Aim to Reduce Pollution from ‘Artificial Light’

“Turn off that light!” is the new cry du jour for crazed tree hugging leftists according to National Progressive Radio (aka NPR).

In a new article on their website, advocates for darker skies worry “that artificial night glow can affect wildlife like migrating birds and keeps people from connecting to the stars.”

Never mind that in the two-hundred years since the development of the incandescent light bulb, the advancement and flourishing of mankind in commerce, medicine, and scholarship has outpaced all development in the two millennia preceding it.

But that’s of no consequence in light of the plight of lost birds and bored astrologers.

So next time you open up a great book at your bedside, be sure to slip on your handy night-vision goggles.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

It’s no secret that human flourishing is a cardinal sin for progressives. This time, they’re setting their sights on light pollution. Environmentalists want to start darkening the world by turning off electric lights.

For thousands upon thousands of years, humans were oppressed by darkness. The ability to provide necessary resources for survival was limited to the hours that the sun journeyed across the sky. Thankfully, human imagination, ingenuity, and skill pushed back and provided a way to light the darkness. The explosion of resources and the constantly rising standard of living across the globe stand as a testament to the good works of the men who invented electric light. Of course, all of that offends progressives and so they want to make it harder to feed everyone.

The title of a recent NPR article reveals progressives’ anti-human agenda: “Earth Is Lit, And That’s a Problem.”

NPR complains, “The ever-widening use of artificial lights is making the nighttime Earth glow increasingly brighter, with the amount of global light growing about 2 percent each year.”

“That worries advocates for the protection of dark skies, who say that artificial night glow can affect wildlife like migrating birds and keeps people from connecting to the stars,” the articles goes on to say. “What’s more, they say, all that wasted light sent out into space is effectively wasted money.”

Sorry, migrating birds, but sane humans believe that human productivity (the ability to feed, clothe, and house ourselves) is far more important than you are. What’s more, the fact that there are “advocates for the protection of dark skies” is as laughable as it is scary. In fact, a Bible verse comes to mind: “people love darkness rather than the light, because their deeds were evil” (John 3:19).

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Culture

Season’s Beatings: Shoppers Brawl Across the Nation

Sweet Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, what’s the country coming to? Each year it gets worse than the year before — if that’s possible.

The day after (or in some cases the day of) Americans join together with family and friends take note for their blessings, they join together at retail outlets across the nation with complete strangers in a melee over cheaper stuff that would make Euro soccer fans blush.

Yesterday evening and this morning typified the growing trend in which folks camped out hours before doors opened only to find, in many cases, a black eye, handcuffs and even gunfire.

Several retail locations were closed today after violence forced local police to curb any further incidents.

Black Friday has well earned its name as human concupiscence is on display for the world to see.

Is this a cultural reality that cannot be undone? God help us.

Here’s more from The Sun…

An unidentified 19-year-old boy received life-threatening injuries after being shot in the car park of a shopping center in Columbia, Missouri, last night, according to KMIZ.

And another mall in Alabama saw violence break out yesterday, where stores were forced to close early after things descended into violence.

Footage shows women punching and kicking each other, while one allegedly threw a shoe that hit a baby.

Cops are also seen pinning several people down on the floor as they try to quell the unrest.

The news comes as millions of shoppers hit stores around the world for the busiest shopping day of the year.

People resorted to desperate measures to be the first in line to grab a bargain when shops opened.

Many US stores opened their doors for their Black Friday sales yesterday evening.

But that didn’t stop thousands queuing outside for hours, with some camping through the night to be first in line.

Some lined up as early as 3am to gobble up the best deals, like Daryl Green, 50.

He was outside the Chelsea Best Buy in New York before the sun came up — and 14 hours before its doors were scheduled to open.

Daryl said: “I wanted to be the first one in line, I completed my mission.

“I’m not waiting in the long line back there, hell no!”

But others went even further than queuing, with some shoppers reportedly disguising themselves as staff to sneak in early.

People online were openly selling Walmart employee vests to desperate bargain-hunters.

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International

Iran Sends Naval Warships to the Gulf of Mexico

In the same week Israel indicated to the Sunni Muslim government of Saudi Aradia that it would be willing to collaborate to defeat the radical Shia regime in Iran, that same Iranian regime escalated tensions in the Middle East.

Until now, very few non-western powers dared to project their naval power outside their own sphere of influence.

Sending naval fleets on patrol around the globe has largely been the province of NATO powers, otherwise known as the US Navy.

But Iran made a very public display this week of its decision to send its navy on ‘visits’ to destinations in the Gulf of Mexico and in South America.

It’s a direct challenge to the two-century-old Monroe Doctrine, which was challenged last by the Russians during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

This won’t sit well with the Trump administration.

Look for some strong rhetoric and/or tweets from the CIC.

Here’s more from Newsweek…

Iranian warships are set to leave the waters of the Persian Gulf to sail across the world and tour another gulf—the one that lies between the U.S. and Mexico.

At a time when Iran is looking to expand and modernize its military in the face of what is seen as a growing U.S. threat, its newly appointed navy commander, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, held his first press conference Wednesday, announcing that a fleet of Iranian ships would soon depart for the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico en route to visits to a number of South American countries, Iran’s semiofficial Tasnim News Agency reported. The move is reportedly part of a push to project Iran’s military on a more global scale and establish international ties as President Donald Trump and his allies, including Israel and Saudi Arabia, seek to isolate the revolutionary Shiite Muslim power.

“Sailing in open waters between Europe and Americas should be the navy’s goal, which will be realized in the near future,” Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, who served as navy chief for 10 years before being assigned by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to deputy coordinator of the army, said earlier this month at his successor’s ceremony, according to the Tasnim News Agency and translated by Caspian News.

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Issues

Girl Scouts: Hugs on Holidays Undermines Girl Power

Whether this holiday weekend, Christmas or any other, the self-appointed commissars of girl power at the Girl Scouts have an important warning for all parents: forced hugs predispose girls to objectification and subjugation.

That’s right.

When Uncle Fred and Aunt Suzie show up for Thanksgiving dinner, we absolutely should not ask our young girls to give them hugs as a matter of familial obligation.

By doing so, argue the Girl Scouts, we’re training them to submit to requests for affection which may engrain in them an unconscious vulnerability later in life to harassment, assault, and even rape.

So, no matter how close you are to family, no hugs for the girls. Got that?

Here’s more from Hotair…

The Girl Scouts of America have some sage advice for your family when you’re sitting down to eat some sage stuffing with your turkey. Prepare yourself, because this has nothing to do with cookies or merit badges.

Don’t force your kids (particularly the girls in this case) to hug their relatives during the holidays because you’ll be sending a bad message and indoctrinating them into the rape culture or something. And no… I’m not even kidding.

“Have you ever insisted, ‘Uncle just got here — go give him a big hug!’ or ‘Auntie gave you that nice toy, go give her a kiss’ when you were worried your child might not offer affection on her own? If yes, you might want to reconsider the urge to do that in the future.”

That’s the advice the Girl Scouts of America is giving to parents. The organization published a blog post this week arguing that forcing children to hug relatives and family friends during the holidays could muddy the waters when it comes to the notion of consent later in life.

The piece comes as some of the most powerful men in nearly every major industry — from Hollywood to journalism to politics — are being publicly called out for sexual harassment and assault.

Their memo was titled, “Reminder: She Doesn’t Owe Anyone a Hug. Not Even at the Holidays.”

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Media

Newsweek: How to Have a ‘Woke’ Thanksgiving

Today is a day of gratefulness for all to contemplate that with which we’re blessed in life and to remember, no matter the circumstances, there’s always something for which to give thanks.

Also, according to our friends at Newsweek, it’s a perfect opportunity to ‘civically engage’ friends and family.

Yes, that’s right.

If you’re a member of the ‘woke’ class of Americans evolved with a heightened sense of cultural awareness, you should take advantage of the holiday to open the eyes of narrow-minded, knuckle-dragging, conservatives who need to be educated on things like ‘Native American struggles, hunger and poverty, global warming’ and other leftist causes du jour.

And while you’re at it, feel free to skip the turkey in favor of a plate of tofu or some organic lawn clippings.

In all seriousness, Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Conservative Alerts!

May the blessings of liberty continue for you and yours.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

While most of us are hoping to get through Thanksgiving without having to fight about politics with loved ones at the dinner table, our friends on the left — as usual — are plotting to use the occasion to “civically” engage us.

Newsweek writer Carlos Ballesteros came up with some great ideas for the “woke” community to employ as they continue in their endeavors to enlighten their backward relatives. His suggestions for Thanksgiving table conversation topics include Native American struggles, hunger and poverty, global warming, football player head traumas, and the ravages of the most reviled president in history — President Trump.

“Thanksgiving offers a unique opportunity to civically engage with those closest to us,” Ballesteros writes. “It’s the dirty work all democracies depend on.” Yes, apparently leftists believe it’s their civic duty to lecture their Neanderthal relatives about controversial issues at holiday gatherings.

He continues unironically: “So, in an effort to promote thoughtful discussion, here’s Newsweek’s guide to having a conscious, or ‘woke’, Thanksgiving.”

Being woke at Thanksgiving apparently involves bringing up the struggles facing Native American communities at the dinner table.

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Politics

Liberal Media Ignites Civil War Amid Harassment Scandals

The Left simply doesn’t know what to do with itself.

After decades of defending Hollywood, the mainstream media and Democrats as the defenders of women and archnemesis of ‘male hegemony’, they have the knives out for each other after the exposure of exploitation of liberal women by liberal men.

So when CNN leading man Jake Tapper came to the public defense of men wrongfully accused of harassment, feminazis everywhere came after him.

What was his controversial point? That it’s immoral to think that accusing innocent men of wrongdoing is justifiable collateral damage in the left’s war against patriarchy.

The bottom line according to the left is precisely this: injustice in the pursuit of justice is still justice.

Here’s more from Redstate…

Not all heroes wear capes. Some of them wear nice suits, work in the mainstream media, and hand feminists their behinds back to them when their sexism begins to shine through. That’s exactly what CNN’s Jake Tapper did on Tuesday night when some feminists decided to go after Tapper for simply supporting innocent men.

As the sexual misconduct allegations rage across politics and Hollywood, some feminists are more than ready to engage in a good ol’ fashioned witch hunt, even it means throwing some men under the bus who have done nothing wrong.

That’s what Emily Lindin signaled to the world when she took to Twitter and wrote that she’s “not at all concerned about innocent men losing their jobs over false sexual assault/harassment allegations.”

Lindin has privatized her account due to the public lashing she received for her hate, but since the internet is forever, here is a photo of her tweet.

Tapper replied when she accused him of misreading her tweet:

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Issues, Politics

Senate Panel Funds Border Wall, But Continues ‘Catch and Release’

Surprise, surprise, a Republican-controlled Senate committee voted to approve funding for more than 70 miles of President Trump’s border wall, which is a good start.

But it’s far short of the funding needed for the full project.

Here’s the kicker though: the same Senate committee refused to add funding for additional US Border Patrol agents and for more detention funding.

Which means that Homeland Security will be forced to continue releasing illegal immigrants soon after they’re caught — if they’re caught — coming through the Swiss cheese southern border.

In light of recent news of a murdered USBP agent, this is salt in the wound.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

The Senate’s homeland defense budget committee voted to fund President Donald Trump’s $1.6 billion request to build or upgrade 74 miles of border wall but rejected his request for extra funding to repatriate or block more illegal migrants.
The House has already approved the $1.6 billion in border-wall funding, so the Democrats’ next best chance to stop the funding is a vote on the Senate floor.

The wall funding is just 3 percent of the over $51.6 billion bill, which funds all aspects of homeland spending in 2018.

The committee refused to add funding for 850 extra repatriation officers or funding to increase detention space for the rising wave of migrants who claim asylum at the border. Trump had asked for funding to detain 51,379 migrants pending their court hearings, but the GOP and the Democratic Senators kept the funding at the 2017 level of 31,000 spaces. The reduced funding will require officials to release migrants whenever all of the 31,000 detention spaces are occupied.

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Elections, Politics

Brazile: ‘At least’ 25 People Will Run for Dem Nomination

DNC spoiler Donna Brazile is still on her book tour despite Hillary’s chagrin, which is serving as a sort of guarantee that the nail is finally in the Clintons’ political coffin.

And now Brazile is predicting that, with Hillary gone, the number of candidates likely to make a bid for the White House against President Trump could swell to a minimum of 25.

And she’s naming names.

Among the likely hopefuls for the Democrat nomination — in addition to Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders — are Sens. Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, VA Gov. Terry McAuliffe, CO Gov. John Hickenlooper, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo and LA Mayor Eric Garcetti.

It’s likely to be a clown show that pales the 2016 GOP primary in comparison.

Here’s more from Washington Free Beacon…

Former Democratic National Committee interim chair Donna Brazile predicted a massive field of 2020 presidential candidates on Tuesday, telling MSNBC’s Chris Matthews she foresees 25 potential Democratic contenders.

Matthews asked Brazile about possible candidates like Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and Joe Biden, who are 76 and 75, respectively, and wondered if there should be an “outer age where you’re just too old to run” for presidents.

“Chris, I predict tonight that there will be literally over 25 people who will consider running for president,” she said. “Perhaps Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders.”

Other rumored contenders include Sens. Cory Booker (D., N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.), Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

“Should the older guys run?” Matthews asked.

“The last thing I’m going to do at the age of 57 is to kick somebody who’s 65 or 70 and tell them that their days are over,” Brazile said.

“Donna, they’re way over 70,” Matthews said, laughing. “Why are you dodging this?”

“Chris, we have a big bench. I’m not asking anybody to leave the room,” Brazile said. “I think the Democratic Party should allow everybody to run, everybody who wants to run. Let’s not dog people just because of their age.”

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Media

Resurrection of Conservative Cable: Mark Levin to Fox News

With the ouster of Bill O’Reilly and the defection of Megyn Kelly, Fox News was pronounced to be on life support as the conservative cable news network that dominated ratings for more than a decade.

With rumors that Sean Hannity might also jump ship, FNC was in a tailspin as MSNBC began winning ratings wars overnight.

And then suddenly something happened: the Murdochs reversed course from the whispers of transforming the network into something entirely else when they promoted both Hannity and Tucker Carlson to better slots and pulled a hat trick with Laura Ingraham.

Mark Levin addition to the cadre restores the network as a conservative powerhouse with Levin’s constitutional and legal background.

Look for MSNBC to move back into position as the left’s favorite me-too network.

Here’s more from Redstate…

Bombastic, controversial and unabashedly conservative talk radio host Mark Levin has reportedly been slotted into the weekly programming schedule at Fox News.

The show, which Levin said will be called “Life, Liberty & Levin,” will launch in late February and will air Sundays at 10 p.m.

“I was approached and it was very enticing,” Levin told CNN. “The format will be long-form interview, where we discuss philosophy, history, economics and the constitution as they relate to current events and the state of the nation.”

Levin said the program would feature guests who are “not necessarily prominent people but people who are consequential in various fields.”

The show will air for an hour during prime time every Sunday in place of a rerun of Sunday morning’s “Fox News Sunday” program.

Levin, who also hosts a show on Conservative Review’s CRTV and a eponymous popular syndicated radio show, is a former Reagan official and the author of several books, most recently 2017’s “Rediscovering Americanism and the Tyranny of Progessivism.” He’s been a New York Times bestselling author seven times.

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