Monthly Archives: February 2018

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RINO melt-down: Marion Le Pen invited to CPAC

Just inviting French nationalist politician Marion Maréchal-Le Pen to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is reason enough to send certain Establishment Republicans into full freak-out mode.

To make things even weirder regarding the anti-Le Pen voices, she’s only slated to speak for a whopping 10 minutes.

As it turns out, Le Pen just so happens to be one of the leading figures of the highly patriotic French political party National Front, the mainstream (aka: Leftist) media views this particular party through the lens of definitely anti-globalist.

To paraphrase from our president: Make France Great Again.

One of the more liberal publications, Newsweek, is a prime example of both the Le Pen-haters as well as those none-too chummy with the National Front.

As the magazine that’s now as thin as a doctor’s office waiting room pamphlet, Newsweek uses such colorful descriptive phrases such as “far-right” and “anti-Islamic and anti-immigrant”, well… you get the picture.

While the comely Le Pen is surely use to Leftie media body slamming her and her party, she may not be use to alleged conservatives dogpiling against her.

As Breitbart London is reporting;

American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp was slammed by establishment figures Monday evening after the announcement that Ms. Le Pen would be giving a brief speech at CPAC on Thursday morning.

Schlapp defended the invitation against several media personalities like never-Trumper and senior editor of National Review Jonah Goldberg who accused Ms. Le Pen of being a “statist”.

And that’s where the Le Pen-haters really got weird.



While the patriotic sounding Reagan Battalion accused Le Pen of wanting to tax and spend along the lines of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, Breitbart sets the record straight;

Ms. Le Pen endorsed the tax plan of her aunt last year during the presidential campaign. That plan sought to lower income taxes by 10 per cent in the first three tax brackets and wanted to reinstate a tax exemption for overtime work that was repealed in 2012.

And the Reagan Battalion also has some highly questionable roots. As cited by The Daily Dot, the group backed the Never Trumper presidential candidate Evan McMullin;

A quick run back through the group’s posting history reveals that it backed Evan McMullin for president during last year’s election.

McMullin was a former CIA operations officer turned investment banker who ran as an independent presidential candidate in the 2016 election. He was an opponent of President Donald Trump, a voice in what became known as the #NeverTrump movement—a trend, rather than a cohesive or clearly organized initiative.

More revelatory, perhaps, the only contact information on the Reagan Battalion Facebook page is a link back to a now defunct website for the Stop Donald Trump PAC [now a porno site]. However, the “Stop Donald Trump PAC” never existed in any official capacity, according to a search of Federal Election Commission records.

An archived donation page, which appears to be exactly the same as a hidden donation page on the current Reagan Battalion website, suggests that the site was managed and paid for by an official PAC registered with the FEC under Stop Trump PAC.

Both the website for the Stop Trump PAC and its Twitter account have since been shut down.

Then we come to another tweet shot out by Josh Billinson, “the editor of the Independent Journal Review, which was founded by the former digital director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee Alex Skatell…”

Yet again, Breitbart sets the record straight;

Billinson evoked a controversial statement from Marine Le Pen last year who claimed that the Vichy government was responsible for the round-up of Jews at Vél ‘d’Hiv in 1942. She added that the Vichy government was not the government of France at the time, citing a 1944 declaration by General Charles de Gaulle who declared the Vichy regime illegal and illegitimate.

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Gallup Poll: Protestants no longer majority in US

The definition of Protestants could simply be drilled down to any Christian who worships the Trinitarian God, but also rejects the authority of the Bishop of Rome or any of the Patriarchs of the various Orthodox Churches.

That’s quite a number of adherents who identify themselves as Lutheranism, Presbyterianism, Baptists, etc.

And for the first time in American history, Protestants aren’t in the majority. At least according to the folks who run things over at Gallup, that is.

But in all fairness, Gallup incorrectly cites Mormons (LDS) as “Christians.” Both Catholics and Evangelical Protestants cite the many basic theological differences, calling into question if Mormons even at the most basic level rate to call themselves Christians in the true sense.

Another glaring mistake in the poll was to completely ignore the status of Eastern Orthodoxy (EO) in the United States. While the number of EO adherents is approaching 1 million, they’ve not even been factored into the poll.

As reported by the Cybercast News service, “The majority of Americans in 2017 did not identify themselves as Protestants, according to Gallup surveys conducted during the year…”

“About half of Americans (48 percent) identify as Protestants or other Christians who are not Catholic or Mormon,” said Gallup in its analysis of its polling.

The Gallup poll continued with a bit few more specifics;

That survey indicated that from 2007 to 2014, Protestants had dropped from 51.3 percent of the population to 46.5 percent.

But Protestants shouldn’t feel all alone when it comes to numbers dropping. Their friends on the other side of the Tiber haven’t fared much better;

At the same time, according to that Pew survey, Catholics dropped from 23.9 percent of the population to 20.8 percent.

But to ensure that every person of faith is equally depressed, the number of non-believers has risen substantially; “rising from 15% in 2008 to 21% in 2017.”



Yet even deeper into the weeds of the overall study;

  • In Alabama, 77 percent said they are Protestant, making Alabama the most Protestant state in the country.
  • In Rhode Island, 44 percent said they are Catholic, making Rhode Island the most Catholic state in the country.
  • In Hawaii and Alaska, 33 percent said they had no religion, making them the most non-religious states.
  • In New York, 8 percent said they were Jewish, making New York the most Jewish state.
  • In Utah, 55 percent said they were Mormons, making Utah the most Mormon state.

Most Protestant States, 2017 (by percentage)

Alabama 77
Mississippi 75
Arkansas 72
Tennessee 71
South Carolina 70
Oklahoma 68
West Virginia 66
North Carolina 66
Georgia 66
Kentucky 63

 

Most Catholic States, 2017 (by percentage)

Rhode Island 44
New Jersey 40
Connecticut 38
Massachusetts 38
New York 34
New Mexico 30
Illinois 30
New Hampshire 30
California 29
Wisconsin 29

 

States With Highest “No Religion” Percentage, 2017

Hawaii 33
Alaska 33
Washington 32
Vermont 32
Oregon 31
Maine 31
Colorado 30
New Hampshire 30
California 28

 

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More proof of the Cult of Democrat, grandparents reject grandkids

Kevin Nicholson may have once been the president of the College Democrats of America and spoke at the 2000 Democratic National Convention. But that was then, this is now.

Appearing on the FNC morning show Fox & Friends, the Republican hopeful to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin in 2018 told of his conversaion from being the leader one of the largest Democrat youth organizations in the country to becoming the GOP senate hopeful for the Badger State.

I’ll let you see the video for yourself … but it honestly saddens me to know that a husband and wife would actually go out of their way to estrange themselves not only from one of their children, but also their grandchildren.



I equally feel bad for F&F hostess Ainsley Earhardt, who obviously wasn’t briefed that Nicholson and his parents have no contact with each other. She was also obviously very embarrassed and apologized profusely.

All I can say about how horribly I view the grandparents, it just reminds me of how so many were ready to abandon family for love of the likes of Hitler, Stalin and Mao.

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South African poacher killed by lions, eaten

File this under “Lions bite man.” No… maybe we should instead file this under “Lions eat man.”

As we use to say in the Marine Corps: “Payback’s a med-evac”. Well, that’s the G-rated version.

Anyhow, the French news service Agence France-Presse is reporting that a suspected poacher has found himself on the receiving end of a rather economic pride of lions.

A suspected poacher was mauled to death and eaten by a pack of lions close to the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police said Monday, adding that little was left of the victim’s body.

The remains were found at the weekend in the bush at a private game park near Hoedspruit in the northern province of Limpopo, where animals have been poached in increasing numbers over recent years.

“It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions. They ate his body, nearly all of it, and just left his head and some remains,” Limpopo police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe told AFP.



There’s little doubt that what’s left of the human was in fact, a poacher. Also reported by AFP; “A loaded hunting rifle was found near the body on Saturday morning. Police are trying to establish the victim’s identity.”

While the jury’s still out if various species of mammals can actually feel advanced emotions, such as revenge, the AFP also noted;

Last year, several lions were found poisoned near a farm in the same province with their heads and paws sawn off.

Lion body parts are used in traditional medicine.

The New York Post also weighed in on the ironic end of the poacher’s life;

A total of three-quarters of all African lion populations worldwide are declining, with only about 20,000 currently left in the wild. Those numbers have fallen by more than 40 percent within the past three generations, according to World Wide Fund for Nature statistics.

BBC reports that lion body parts are sometimes used by doctors in Africa and elsewhere, particularly in southeast Asia, where they’re occasionally used as a substitute for tiger bones to treat several ailments from arthritis to erectile dysfunction.

One thing’s for sure – lions know how to satiate an empty belly.

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What the media ISN’T telling you about Gen Kelly, Rob Porter, ex-wives and the FBI

So whose job is it to investigate potential members of the White House staff? The FBI or the president’s Chief-of-Staff?

One would think it’s the FBI’s job to do all that investigation stuff. Especially now that the Rob Porter accusations of spousal abuse of both his ex-wives has somehow mutated into this somehow being Gen. Kelly’s fault.

Suffice it to say that CNN is calling for John Kelly’s head on a plate.

Just look at what passes for news over at CNN since this latest fake scandal broke:

Even a clip of Andrew Cuomo gleefully hoping that Gen. Kelly is complicit in a scandal… any scandal.



However, the never-a-friend-to-the-Deep-State news site The Intercept is reporting;

As the FBI conducted a background check on an incoming senior White House official last year, the bureau learned of the man’s history of domestic abuse. Rob Porter, a top aide to President Donald Trump, physically assaulted both of his previous wives, according to the two women.

The Intercep article continued with;

During the background interviews for Porter’s security clearance related to his senior White House role, FBI agents interviewed the two women. The former wives told the FBI that Porter was abusive during their marriages, according to interviews with the women.

Then there’s this blip of truth from NBC News (probably printed by mistake);

In another interview with NBC News on Thursday, Willoughby [one of Porter’s ex-wives] said she informed the FBI during a background check interview for his security clearance that Porter had been abusive toward her.

“During the FBI background interview for security clearance, I shared with the FBI all of the details that I shared in previous articles, including access to a protective order from June of 2010, and police calls that I had made to our home,” she told NBC News’ Kristen Welker.

“I shared with them the details of my marriage the same as I have been in the interviews and articles that have come out.”

Willoughby also said she thought it was possible that Porter could be blackmailed about the alleged abuse in response to a question from the FBI.

Two closing thoughts:

  1. It’s not Kelly’s responsibility to investigate potential staff.
  2. It would be illegal for the FBI to disclose the finding of their investigation of Porter to Kelly or anyone else for that matter.
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Trump about to gut the bloated federal bureaucracy

America’s morbidly obese federal bureaucracy is figuratively the giant that’s so big, it can’t even tie its own shoes.

Just one example: The Department of Defense has more civilian workers than those actually in uniform.

But in another spectacularly innovative move, President Trump’s campaign promise of a smaller but more efficient federal government is in the works.

As reported by Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner, “President Trump plans to take the huge federal Civil Service off cruise control, ending automatic pay increases that go to 99.7 percent of the workforce, trimming fat benefit packages, and for the ‘worst,’ rolling out his trademark phrase from The Apprentice, ‘You’re fired!'”

Among the changes in the president’s proposed budget:

  • Creation of a bonus pool to reward good employees.
  • An end to so-called “step increases,” pay hikes of 3 percent to 5 percent that 99.7 percent of federal workers get even if they are poor performers.
  • Changes to the overall pay package, with a focus on generous retirement benefits, that align federal pay to the private world.
  • Retraining of employees.
  • Redeploying workers where they are needed.



Bedard also reported that besides decades worth of presidents promising change, “officials stressed that there is bipartisan support on Capitol Hill for the needed legal changes to make the reforms, backing by federal unions and even encouragement in agencies who feel bad workers are rewarded and good ones are ignored.”

Even more good news was reported by the Washington Examiner;

The officials, speaking on background, did not say how large or small they expect the bureaucracy to be after the three-year reform effort, but it was clear that many workers in jobs that private industry has automated will be out.

And it was also clear that the workforce will be younger, mobile and more tech-savvy. Several times the officials noted that the Civil Services was created at a time when secretarial help was key and now higher-educated IT employees are needed.

This can only bode well for the future of America.

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Yale dental students, professor busted over “selfie” w/ severed heads

Who knew ISIS had a satellite campus in Connecticut?

In a rather gruesome stab at humor, an orthodontics professor and “several” students at Yale University have been popped by school officials after a selfie of the prof and students supposedly posing with two severed heads came to the officials attention.

As reported by Britain’s The Daily Mail;

The selfie, which was taken in June at the Yale School of Medicine during a training workshop, has been described by Yale officials as ‘disturbing’ and ‘inexcusable’.

Dr Flavio Uribe was one of the people in the photo. He is a top University of Connecticut orthodontics professor and a visiting associate professor at the Yale School of Medicine.

In the photo, Uribe and several graduate students are looking at the camera, while others continue to work. All are wearing surgical masks and the two severed heads are on tables, face up.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the photo from a person who received it through a private group chat.

But that person, who demanded anonymity because of potential harm to their career, said the person who took the selfie did not give permission for it to be published for fear of being expelled.




As it turns out, Dr Uribe and his students in question just may be the victim of a drive-by selfie-ista;

Dr Uribe said he was teaching students how to place screws in the cadaver heads at the time during the 2017 DePuy Synthes Future Leaders Workshop, which focused on dental-related facial deformities.

He said at one point, someone took a photo.

‘Somebody unfortunately took a photo,’ Uribe said. ‘It was so quick. I wasn’t sure of the surroundings or scenery at that point.’

Officials at Yale and UConn Health said the universities have taken steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

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Do you think this is just another case of political correctness run amok? Please comment below!