Big govt, Elections, Politics

Biden Upset About Obama-Beto Bromance

Vanity Fair is out with an amusing report regarding top 2020 contenders for the Democrat nomination that should leave likely top pick and former Vice President Joe Biden a tad flummoxed. According to Vanity Fair, Biden is miffed over the budding “bromance” between former President Barack Obama and upstart Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, who is already being hailed by reliable leftists as the next Obama despite failing to defeat Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) in the November midterm elections. Biden spokesman Bill Russo has already countered the claim, calling it “unequivocally false,” but we do know the chip on Biden’s shoulder was already quite heavy after being passed over in the last go-round to make room for Hillary. He’s sure to fight tooth and nail to prevent losing his rightful place as heir apparent a second time.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Vanity Fair said, “Obamaworld insiders describe the former vice president as upset” with Obama’s attention to other Democrat contenders for 2020.

“This is unequivocally false. Period,” Biden spokesman Bill Russo told the magazine. When asked how he does feel, Russo declined to comment further. It might sound a bit thin, but that is because it is little more than rumor from unidentified associates.

But fear not; there are rumors which are every bit as vague about the President’s presumed feelings about Biden, credited to “a person familiar with the ex-president’s thinking.” They claim he is simply unwilling to take sides so early in the game, after the way the road was cleared for Hillary in 2016 despite her unpopularity.


Big govt, Courts, Politics

Judicial Nominee Targeted for Membership in Catholic Organization

Senate Judiciary Committee members Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HA) targeted U.S. District Court nominee Brian Buescher not for his record as an Omaha lawyer but for his membership in the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal service organization. Harris and Hirono pointedly took issue with the Knights being an “all male society” and for taking “extreme positions” on social issues, such as opposing gay marriage. It is worth noting that the Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 as a charitable organization to serve poor Catholic immigrants and now has some 15,000 chapters across more than a dozen countries and distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in charitable funds each year. This attempted lynching of Buescher further underscores the anti-Catholic bias on the Left. The Uber-leftist Dems’ dogma is undeniably “living loudly within them.”

Here’s more from The Daily Signal…

Two Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are pressing a nominee for the Nebraska federal trial court about his membership in the Knights of Columbus, a fraternal service organization of the Catholic Church.

Democratic Sens. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Kamala Harris of California submitted written questions in December to Brian Buescher, an Omaha lawyer nominated to the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska, proposing that he resign his affiliation with the Knights, which they call an “all male society” that “has taken a number of extreme positions” on social questions.

The Catholic News Agency was first to report Friday on Hirono and Harris’ questions respecting the Knights of Columbus.

Buescher leads the agribusiness litigation practice at Kutak Rock LLP, where he has practiced since graduating the Georgetown University Law Center in 2000. President Donald Trump nominated him to the federal bench on Oct. 10 at the recommendation of GOP Sens. Ben Sasse and Debra Fischer of Nebraska.


Big govt, Issues, Politics

Anti-Nazi Sign Deemed Not Inclusive Enough

The Left is continuing to eat its own, with relish. The latest installment fratricide via political correctness comes to us from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst which demanded a student take down a sign that read “F**k Nazis. You are no welcome here.” Staggeringly, it was not because of the foul language, but rather because it wasn’t exclusive enough that administration demand the sign be removed. “Though this sign is permitted under Freedom of Speech, I would also like to discuss the impact on the community that this sign has had,” wrote one of the university’s residence directors to the student. “There are some in the community that have expressed that the sign should be taken down as it has created mixed emotions in the community on how to proceed, issues of inclusion, and the ability to be active members of their community.” The “un-inclusive” sign was posted after a resident assistant’s “Happy Hanukkah” sign was defaced with a swastika. This gets our much-deserve 2018 Facepalm Award.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

The University of Massachusetts-Amherst asked a student to take down a sign that said “Fuck Nazis. You are not welcome here” because it wasn’t inclusive.

The student, Nicole Parsons, was living in the dorms with her roommate when she became fed up with several hate crime incidents on campus, BuzzFeed reported. In September, the university ran an anti-hate campaign and had 19 hate crime incidents reported.

A resident assistant had a “Happy Hanukkah” sign on their door that was defaced with a swastika, which angered Parsons and inspired her to put up her sign.

To her surprise, she received an email from one of the university’s residence directors asking her to remove the sign.


Culture, Issues, Politics

‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ Over the Heads of Millennials

In perhaps the most politically-correct meltdown of the Christmas season, the millennial generation has been frothing at the mouth whenever the Christmas classic “Baby It’s Cold Outside” comes on the airwaves. To wit psychology professor and anti-PC phenom Dr. Jordan Peterson argues it’s not necessarily because of political correctness. Instead, Dr. Peterson points out that the PC culture has rendered them unable to wrap their weak minds around the nation of playful (and consensual!) seduction between men and women. “I think the kind of back and forth that is laid out rather comically in that song – it exists in violation to the strictures that have been established by the sorts of people who want affirmative consent at every stage of any physical interaction whatsoever,” opined Peterson. So, when the song comes to a radio station near you, be sure to blast it. Merry Christmas!

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Psychology professor and author Dr. Jordan Peterson told Breitbart News on Thursday that the song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” has become offensive to the Left because they have become too politically correct to grasp the concept of playful seduction.

“I think the idea that seduction can be a game played by two people, a man and a woman, generally speaking,” said Peterson, “and that both understand the rules, I think that idea has become politically incorrect.”

“I think the kind of back and forth that is laid out rather comically in that song — it exists in violation to the strictures that have been established by the sorts of people who want affirmative consent at every stage of any physical interaction whatsoever.”


Big govt, Issues, Politics

News Flash: Planned Parenthood Discriminates Against Its Pregnant Employees

Planned Parenthood just got a big dose of equal employment opportunity medicine with a condemning but not surprising report via the New York Times. The Times reveals that America’s number one abortion provider factors pregnancy into its hiring and employment decisions. Highlights – or lowlights – include FIRING or demoting employees after they give birth because the “women’s health” organization does not provide or allow their employees to “plan” maternity leave to be a “parent.” Then again they also do not report rape to police, hide sonograms, and kill babies for profit. We’re still waiting on Congress to defund this heinous mafia.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

According to a devastating report in The New York Times, Planned Parenthood has been accused of discriminating against its pregnant employees. As The Daily Wire noted this week, the “women’s health” organization is accused of factoring pregnancy into employment decisions and denying breaks to pregnant women.

Former employees reveal a work environment hostile to pregnant employees. Some say they were even fired or demoted after giving birth. Incredibly, most Planned Parenthood affiliates do not provide maternity leave. The hypocrisy is staggering for a company that claims to champion women’s health.

But this is only the latest layer of hypocrisy to be peeled back and exposed. This, after all, is the same Planned Parenthood that pretends to support the Me Too movement yet fails to report rape to the police. The is the Planned Parenthood that claims to advocate choice yet hides sonograms from women so that they can’t make an informed one.


International, Issues, Politics

Time to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty over the Golan Heights?

Roger Simon is arguing that with the U.S. disengaging from Syria where a dictator reigns and Iran and Russia remain on the ground, now is the time for the U.S. to officially recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. He writes: “Given the behavior of Syria’s horrendous dictator Bashar Assad…the Israelis would have to be completely insane to give up the Golan.” And he’s right. The more strategically secure Israel is against a totalitarian regime – backed by Iran – the easier it will be for the U.S. to continue backing them. What’s in Israel’s best interest is also in ours. Let’s get to it!

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Now that Donald Trump has signaled the departure of U.S. troops from Syria–to the consternation of many who were urging him to do it in the first place, no surprise–it’s a perfect moment to ease some worries and do something overdue literally for decades: officially recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.

Given the behavior of Syria’s horrendous dictator Bashar Assad–gassing women and children while destroying nearly his entire nation to “save” it and creating a refugee crisis that is turning Europe into the ghost of itself, not to mention allying with the homicidal terrorist maniacs in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Hezbollah and, of course, Russia–the Israelis would have to be completely insane to give up the Golan.

Not even a nuclear bomb on Tel Aviv would get them to leave so Syria can once again rain artillery over northern Israel as they did for decades. Everybody knows that, but few in this country or Europe want to say it out loud.


Big govt, Courts, Politics

RBG Treated For Cancer, Speculation Explodes

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, underwent a surgical procedure Friday to remove “two cancerous nodes” on one of her lungs. The nodes were discovered during tests to treat her rib fractures sustained in November after a fall. While we indeed wish no ill will on anyone, the continued health concerns for RBG keep the talk abuzz in DC laser-focused on whether and when she’ll retire. Her previous statements seem to telegraph that she may hold out until the 2020 election in hopes a Democrat wins and thereby replaces her with another liberal justice. Which means the converse may also be true: if President Trump wins reelection, RBG may call it quits giving Trump a third appointment and likely conservative majority on the Court. That’s why so much more is at stake in the coming months. Buckle up!

Here’s more from CNBC…

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, underwent surgery Friday to remove two malignant nodules from her left lung, the Supreme Court said.

It said she was “resting comfortably” after the surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and there was no evidence of any remaining disease.

“Currently, no further treatment is planned,” the court said in a statement.

Ginsburg, the eldest member of the court and the senior justice of its liberal wing, underwent a pulmonary lobectomy. Two nodules in the lower lobe of her left lung were discovered incidentally during tests she received while being treated for rib fractures sustained in a fall last month. Both nodules were found to be malignant during an initial evaluation.


Issues, Media, Politics

CNN’s “Journalist of the Year” Caught Faking News

Claas Relotius, CNN’s “Journalist of the Year” in 2014 has been caught making up his news reports and even creating fictional “characters” to add authenticity to his stories. “Claas Relotius, a reporter and editor, falsified his articles on a grand scale and even invented characters, deceiving both readers and his colleagues,” Der Spiegel reported. “This has been uncovered as a result of tips, internal research and, ultimately, a comprehensive confession by the editor himself.” The German media organization Der Spiegel apparently grew suspicious after a recent November report about “an American vigilante group that patrols the border between Mexico and the United States” when the coauthor started seeing red flags. We’re absolutely SHOCKED that CNN has yet to report the real news on its fake news “Journalist of the Year.”

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

A recent winner of CNN’s “Journalist of the Year” award has admitted to fabricating reports for years “on a grand scale” while at Der Spiegel, a German publication which warned other media organizations may have been affected.

“Claas Relotius, a reporter and editor, falsified his articles on a grand scale and even invented characters, deceiving both readers and his colleagues,” Der Spiegel reported. “This has been uncovered as a result of tips, internal research and, ultimately, a comprehensive confession by the editor himself.”

The publications said that suspicions grew after a November report by Relotius “about an American vigilante group that patrols the border between Mexico and the United States.”

A co-author on the report said that he observed Relotius’ behavior and grew distrustful, then reported what happened, which led to the publication confronting him.


Big govt, Elections, Politics

Democrats to Bet 2020 on Beto?

Democrats are chomping at the bit to take down President Trump, but they may be putting all their eggs – or at least the nomination – into the wrong basket. According to rumors swirling from the DC Swamp, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke is the white, male candidate of choice that the anti-male, anti-white Left thinks will be their “Kennedy.” Despite failing to be beat incumbent U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), the Left thinks he can win in 2020, and now “Draft Beto” is launching a million-dollar fund-raising drive to give the midterm loser a head start. Here’s the short version: Democrats could nominate an uber-liberal guy for whom $70 million wasn’t enough to convince Texans to put him in the U.S. Senate. This should be fun to watch.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

There’s something weird about Democrats: They love losers.

In 2016, they picked former Democratic nomination loser Hillary Clinton as their candidate. She promptly got crushed by a narcissistic reality TV show host by an Electoral College vote of 306-232.

Now — and we swear we aren’t making this up — the Democrats are eyeballing a guy who lost a Senate race in Texas as their go-to candidate for president in 2020.

The mainstream media will tell you the 2018 Texas race was close, oh so close. And it was — if you consider losing by 2.6 percentage points, which equals 214,921 votes, close. How much did Sen. Ted Cruz win by in November? If you filled the NFL’s largest stadium — which happens to be in Dallas, and holds a whopping 105,000 fans — then emptied it, then filled it again, you still wouldn’t reach the margin by which Cruz won. That may not be a world-class thumping, but it’s a pretty sound beating nonetheless.


Big govt, Economy & Investments, Politics

AOC’s Green New Deal Weakens U.S. Against China, Russia

HotAir’s Jazz Shaw is crying foul over congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” for being both a naive pipe dream and also wholly devoid of energy security strategy. Under her “deal,” U.S. energy strategy would be moved as closely as possible to using 100 percent renewable energy. The U.S.’s dominant fossil fuel and nuclear power industries would be abandoned completely. Except here’s the catch: it depends on obtaining “rare-earth metals,” which are in short supply and mostly under the control of Russia and China. So, short of the U.S. colonizing massive asteroids orbiting the solar system in the near future, AOC’s plan would essentially hand over control of the globe to communists. Brilliant idea…or maybe that was the plan in the first place.

Here’s more from Hot Air…

Every time you see congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showing up in the news, she almost always begins preaching the “Green New Deal” that she spoke of endlessly on the campaign trail. Under this plan, we would supposedly move the United States to 100% renewable energy (or very close to it) while shutting down the fossil fuel industry entirely. It’s a progressive wish list item which helped her gain traction throughout the midterms.

But just how “green” is this deal? There are a number of problems with it. For one thing, it shuts down nuclear power (which produces no greenhouse gases, by the way). That’s an element of the “deal” being pushed heavily by Bernie Sanders. Of course, when they shut down all nuclear energy in his home state they wound up having to burn oil to keep the power grid alive last winter. Super plan there, Bernie.

But the bigger crisis we’re looking at with the Green New Deal has to do with our ability to actually manufacture all the equipment required to generate that kind of energy. A new report from Leiden University in the Netherlands reveals one factor that progressives don’t seem to have considered.