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Oath Keepers To Leftists Pushing For Civil War: “Be Careful What You Ask For”

“‘Progressives’ Fantasizing about Civil War like Children Playing with Fire”

Have those cavalierly proposing such scenarios as the appropriate response to Donald Trump considered all the likely factors?

Chicago ‘scholar’ claims militias would be ‘toast’ if resisting military coup,” I posted last month. A “progressive journalist” was enamored of a “progressive academic,” both presuming the military is as predominantly subversive as they are. It would not only help them depose President Trump, the delusion goes, but would do all their dirty work for them.

And as for the fate of us “bitter clingers” and “deplorables”? They did their best to convince their echo chamber we’d be made short and effortless work of.

This presupposes those who support and defend the Constitution are the enemy. And the whole fantasy seems painfully unaware of the myriad factors that would rise to the surface and compete for dominance once disincentives against them were weakened or removed.

“I stumbled across this 9 minute blog cast from 2016, I think it’s dead-bang on,” “Enemies” trilogy author and former SEAL team member Matt Bracken advised in an email linking to “Former Red Team Planner For The Federal Government Talks about Civil War Scenarios.”

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From Oathkeepers

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Maybe This New President Can Do Something To Control US Spending

The writers at the New York Times think so and they are worried about it. Admittedly these proposed cuts are not very big but Mulvaney has only been seated for a few days.

“Popular Domestic Programs Face Ax Under First Trump Budget”

Former Representative Mick Mulvaney, a spending hard-liner, was confirmed as White House budget director on Thursday. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The White House budget office has drafted a hit list of programs that President Trump could eliminate to trim domestic spending, including longstanding conservative targets like the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Legal Services Corporation, AmeriCorps and the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities.

Work on the first Trump administration budget has been delayed as the budget office awaited Senate confirmation of former Representative Mick Mulvaney, a spending hard-liner, as budget director. Now that he is in place, his office is ready to move ahead with a list of nine programs to eliminate, an opening salvo in the Trump administration’s effort to reorder the government and increase spending on defense and infrastructure.”

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People Are Divided On Whether Trump Is Right In Attacking Media

Greta Van Susterin says he should, “Back off”.

The unkempt news pundit worked for Fox News for years before leaving and going to work at MSNBC. Now, admittedly, she says he should back off on his off-the-cuff references to things that either didn’t happen or didn’t happen the way he says.

Rush Limbaugh says that the media people think they are above reproach:

“Media Clowns Think They Have Constitutional Immunity from Criticism”

Chuck Todd

I want to thank F. Chuck Todd of NBC for opening my eyes to this. For the longest time I’ve been genuinely curious why it is that media people think that they cannot be criticized.

And they really do. They really think they can go out and research people and they can dig up dirt from anybody they want, their pasts, and they can broadcast it all over. And if somebody’s life, somebody’s marriage, somebody’s relationship, somebody’s kid gets destroyed or ruined, fine and dandy.
They can do all of that they want, but you turn it around and you start investigating your favorite journalist to find out how many illegitimate kids he or she might have had in college or how many DUIs they had, you know, or how many communist sympathizer meetings they went to, then all hell breaks loose and they start squealing like stuck pigs, “You can’t do that! We’re journalists!”

Kurt Schlichter at Townhall says:

“President Trump Has Been Far Too Nice To The Mainstream Media”

The wonderful thing about Trump – and the thing that sets the Fredocons and wusspublicans fussing – is that he gives exactly zero damns about the media’s inflated and ridiculous self-image. He doesn’t pay lip service to their lie that they are anything but what Instapundit calls “Democratic Party operatives with bylines.” Trump called them the “the enemy of the American People,” to which normals responded with “Yeah, sounds about right.”

Then there is this from NBC.

It’s no wonder Mr. Trump holds media people in such low regard.

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So, Have Homes Evacuated Near Oroville Dam Been Looted?

Some sources say yes – and extensively. Others say there has been no looting.

“Here’s A Rundown of All the Looting and Robbery Incidents That Occurred During the Oroville Evacuation”

According to the Oroville Mercury register, there were multiple looting incidents which have led to the arrests of five different people. Several hours after the evacuation order was given, two people were arrested for breaking into a Dollar General store. Another two individuals were arrested for looting a local market, one of whom was a 16-year-old carrying a shotgun. A fifth individual was arrested after he tried to steal a gun safe from a residence, and drive off with it in a four wheeler. During the evacuation there were a total of 240 911 calls, many of which were for crimes in progress.”

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The LA Times says there was no looting.

“No looting but some burglaries during Oroville evacuation, sheriff says”

Maybe someone can tell me what the difference is between looting and burglary.

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea repeated his insistence Wednesday that there had been no looting while Oroville was under mandatory evacuation orders, but he conceded that the town had seen “burglaries.”

LA Times

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Another Kick-A$$ Possibility

Bolton, former Ambassador to the United Nations, has been the most consistent voice for properly vetting both immigrants and countries that align themselves with the United States. He is no fan of Iran’s mullahs nor their nuclear ambitions. He always makes sense and the leftists hate it.

“Senior White House Officials Support Bolton To Replace Flynn”

Senior White House officials and members of the National Security Council are pushing former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton as a replacement for ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to multiple sources in and out of the White House who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

Among Bolton’s most vocal supporters are senior administration officials loyal to Flynn and who are upset at the general’s firing. Multiple sources described an effort by these Flynn loyalists to ensure that Bolton is selected as his replacement.”

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How Communists Roll

The mayor of the city of New York has officially threatened Wells Fargo Bank because they are providing some funding for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

People on the left like hizzoner thought they had the pipeline effectively shut down until the election of 2016. Now that Donald Trump is President he is giving the go-ahead to projects like these. Those on the left are having to resort to other means, including illegal bully tactics, to try to get their way. In doing so they are increasing the public’s distrust and disgust ot far-left Democrats.

“De Blasio Threatens Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline”

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened Wells Fargo bank for its investment in the North Dakota Access Pipeline.

In a February 17 letter to Wells Fargo CEO Timothy Sloan, de Blasio said he wanted to “express my deep concern about your involvement, and the involvement of other banks, in financing the Dakota Access Pipeline,” noting his concern is partly based on being a Mayor of a “coastal city threatened by climate change.”

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De Blasio stated three times int the letter that he is a person in charge of the funds of “long-term investors” with more than $165 billion in assets established to pay for the benefits of over 700,000 active and retired New York City workers.”

That, dear readers, is a threat.

More at the Daily Caller

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“Rush Limbaugh: ‘The Media Did Not Make Donald Trump and They Can’t Destroy Him’”

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Glenn Greenwald Explains The Deep State And Why They Want To Take Trump Down.

This is important stuff.

Greenwald is no supporter of Trump but he sees the intelligence community as far more dangerous than the new President – and explains why. He is making no friends inside intelligence by doing this. What he says is frightening, especially since there are so many in the media who are on the side of the intelligence community in opposing Trump any way they can.

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If Not ‘Fake News’ What Should We Call it?

I’m talking about the slandering insinuations that are being passed off as news by anti-Trump news organizations. We should call them out but we should do so accurately. Here are a couple of examples:

“As Presidents Live Longer, Doctors Debate Whether To Test For Dementia”

From NPR

Another – Don Lemon at CNN assembled a panel to talk about Trump in disparaging terms; his visits to his Florida home, his family traveling with him, and, believe it or not, his golfing. One of his panel said what he was doing is not news, calling it ‘Fake News’. Lemon wouldn’t let him talk, cut him off, and walked off the set.

Crap like this is not news. It is an attempt to delegitimize everything Trump does by talking smack about it. We should have a term for it other than ‘Fake News’.

Although calling it Fake News seemed to get under Lemon’s skin – so there’s that.

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The Left Is Bringing Out Its Big Guns In The First Month Of Trump’s Term…

… What will they do to top it? It’s really rather sad. It’s stupid to use up all your ammunition in the first volley. MSNBC and some members of the Congressional Black Caucus are ramping up the allegations of racism against Trump – and now Steve Bannon. What can they do to top it?

Trump said he’d like a meeting with the CBC. He said he’d like ‘Open dialog’. This Congressman also used the term ‘Open dialog’ but he’s trying to put conditions on the meeting. That’s not openness.

“Congressional Black Caucus Member: Steve Bannon ‘a Stone-Cold Racist’”

From here

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“Stop Belittling The Holocaust With Your Stupid Nazi Analogies”

It’s a lie, it’s belittling for those who died in the camps, and it shows just how lazy you are.

First of all, even if the authorities — even if the National Guard (which I think would be an incredibly horrible idea) — were to start deporting illegal immigrants, not one of those unfortunate people would ever be sent to anything resembling the ovens of Treblinka and Auschwitz. Not their children. Not anyone else in this country. Most often, in fact, deported illegal immigrants are going back to Mexico, where they can apply for legal entry into the United States. Every year, more than a million people become American citizens. So we are hardly in the early staging plans of “total measures.” In fact, we function under immigration laws that were written by representatives of the electorate, and the constitutionality of those laws are determined by the judicial system.

If your argument is that all deportations are, in and of themselves, the actions of a proto-Nazi regime, then I would ask: why aren’t you comparing Barack Obama, who deported 2.4 million people from 2009-2014 2014 alone, to Himmler? Or I would say stop appropriating the horrors of history for short-term political gain and come up with a better analogy.”

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Program Allows Mexican Farm Workers To Work In US Legally

“Oaxaca farm workers off to Florida to pick tomatoes through federal labor program”

The Mexican state of Oaxaca

A variation on the American dream will send 56 farm workers from Oaxaca to Florida next month and all of them will cross the border legally.

The workers, aged 23 to 40, will work on the tomato harvest through an agreement between the federal labor service and the United States firm Lipman Produce.

Depending on the work available and their performance, the laborers will be able to remain employed for three to eight months.

A Oaxaca farm worker will earn on average 150 pesos (less than US $7.50) per day. In the U.S. that worker will earn just over $11 an hour.”

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Samantha Power Would Not Take Nikki Haley’s Phone Call

This kind of silliness reminds me of when George W. Bush took over the White House after Bill Clinton. The Clinton Transition team defaced the building and removed all the ‘W’ keys from computer keyboards.

Childish.

Samantha Power was President Obama’s Ambassador to the United Nations.

Samantha Power

Her job there was taken by President Trump’s choice, Nikki Haley.

Nikki Haley

Haley tried to phone Power but Power refused to speak with her.

“‘Classy as always’: Samantha Power apparently refused to take call from Nikki Haley”

From here

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This Woman Tried To Make President Trump Look Like A Racist

April Ryan

At Trump’s news conference the other day she asked him if he would meet with the Congressional Black Caucus. He assured her that he would and asked her if she would set up a meeting. She replied that she was just a reporter and the media has taken up her story, giving the impression that the only reason Trump asked her to set up a meeting was because she’s black.

Now we find out that Ryan has direct connections to the CBC.

“WikiLeaks Exposed April Ryan as More Than ‘Just a Reporter’”

The veteran Washington journalist, however, appeared to a bit more than a chronicler of current events during last year’s presidential campaign. Emails pilfered from Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta’s email account and published in the fall by WikiLeaks suggest a rather chummy relationship between Ryan and the Clinton camp.

At one point, she even suggested a meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

“FYI I also just talked with Marcia Fudge and Sheila Jackson Lee,” she wrote on April 18, 2015, referring to representatives from Ohio and Texas, respectively. “Also, Lets make the black reporters meeting happen asap.”

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Democrat Leaders Want Obama To Stop Trying To Help Them

Really. This is from the left-wing Daily Beast.

Mrs22 says Obama has the Sadim touch. Sadim is Midas spelled backwards. Everything Midas touched turned to gold. Everything Sadim touched turned to crap.

Seriously, every Democrat Obama has tried to help has lost. It’s no wonder the state level Dems want him to go away.

“Leaked Emails: Dem State Leaders Think Obama’s New Organizing Army is ‘Grade A Bullshit’”

Organizing for Action was supposed to complement the Democratic National Committee. Instead, Democratic leaders say, it nearly killed the Democrats.

It is difficult to overstate just how enraged state Democratic activists and leaders are with Organizing for Action (OFA), the political and community-organizing army that grew out of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns.

The nonprofit, which functions as a sort of parallel-Democratic National Committee, was founded to mobilize Democratic voters and supporters in defense of President Obama’s, and the Democratic Party’s, agenda. Instead, the organization has drawn the intense ire, both public and private, of grassroots organizers and state parties that are convinced that OFA inadvertently helped decimate Democrats at the state and local level, while Republicans cemented historic levels of power and Donald J. Trump actually became leader of the free world.”

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Pruitt Confirmed As EPA Head

Party line vote.

Scott Pruitt

The Senate confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday in a mostly party line vote.

The confirmation vote came after contentious hearings during which Democratic lawmakers questioned Pruitt over his ties to fossil fuel companies, his multiple legal challenges to EPA regulations and his public statements questioning the science behind climate change.

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Democrats Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, both from energy-producing states, voted with Republicans to confirm Pruitt. Just one GOP senator, Susan Collins of Maine, voted against Pruitt.

The final vote was 52 to 46 in favor of confirmation.”

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CNN’s John King And Unsupported Innuendo

This is not news. At best it is childish name-calling. It is no wonder that there is a rift between CNN and the Trump White House.

“CNN’s John King Says Unnamed Senators Suggest Trump Should See Therapist”

I got a text from a couple of Democrats during the thing, who of course are not inclined to like him. But I got a text from a Republican senator who said in this text, ‘He should do this with a therapist, not on live television.’”

Of course, King didn’t reveal who the senator was. Could this be more of the “very fake news” we heard so much about this afternoon?”

From Gateway Pundit

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Great Idea

Great. This is just what we need – a giant ice-age animal running around this non-ice age world. Haven’t these people ever watched a B-grade horror movie? This kind of thing Always causes trouble. Remember Jurassic Park?

Harvard University is behind it. William F. Buckley Jr. once said, “I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.”

“Woolly mammoth will be back from extinction within two years, say Harvard scientists”

Woolly mammoths” could be brought back from extinction within two years, the scientists behind a groundbreaking resurrection project have said.

World-renowned geneticist Prof George Church and his team at Harvard University have been working for the past two years on recreating the DNA blueprint of the mammoth.

They have used DNA from mammoths that were preserved in Arctic permafrost to look for the genes that separated them from elephants, such as those with code for a shaggy coat, big ears and antifreeze blood.”

More at the UK Telegraph

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Fixing The Leaks At The White House

It looks like the new President is taking action against leakers.

“Six White House staffers fired after failing security test”

Not the same people

The White House dismissed six aides on Thursday after the staffers failed FBI background checks. Some of the aides were physically “walked out of the building by security” a day earlier.

Those affected had failed the SF86, a Questionnaire for National Security Positions used to determine whether a government employee is eligible for a security clearance. The test takes into consideration a person’s credit score, substance use and various personal subjects.”

More at the Washington Examiner

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In Spanish, ‘Matador’ Means ‘Killer’

This is from Roger Simon at PJ Media. I don’t know if he meant to call Trump a media killer or not.

“The Media Bulls Have Met Their Matador in Trump”

The press doesn’t just have Trump Derangement Syndrome. They now have full-blown Trump Psychosis. And like most people with serious disorders, they are teetering close to the brink of self-immolation.

Nothing could have been more apparent in the president’s press conference Thursday. Almost none of the reporters were able to muster up a question without sounding adversarial or biased. One of them went so far as to pretend he was asking a neutral question, and then accused Trump of not being tough on anti-Semitism — the sleaziest canard on the block, and patently ridiculous given the president’s actions. (Hello! Didn’t the guy see the press conference with Netanyahu?)”


From The Earl

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When Is It OK To Punch Anyone?

Seriously, when is it acceptable? I’d say it’s OK to punch back if attacked. But that’s not what’s happening. Leftist organizers are telling rioters to hurt anyone they don’t agree with. Some have been punched in the face, there is an instance where someone set afire the hair of a woman. Others have been knocked down and beaten by a crowd of demonstrators.

“About That “Punching Nazis” Thing”

Encouraging people to punch Nazis

Alleged Nazi Richard Spencer got punched last month. Then rioters at UC Berkeley beat people for going to see conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopolous, who is apparently also a Nazi. Since Milo’s a Nazi, the people who wanted to see Milo must also have been Nazis. One of the Nazis who wanted to see Milo was beaten unconscious, others were bloodied. For the last month, there’s been tons of Nazi-punching going on.

Who likes to see Nazis gets punched? Everyone, right? Well, not exactly. It turns out, punching Nazis isn’t as good an idea as one might think.”

Richard Spencer is in fact a white nationalist, but he doesn’t actually do anything except talk. Milo Yiannapolous is a gay Jew with an affinity for black men, which would have gotten him killed three times over in Nazi Germany. The people who went to his event at Berkeley weren’t Nazis at all, they were just regular people who wanted to hear a dissenting opinion. One was just a young girl who didn’t agree with the mob. She wasn’t punched, she got pepper sprayed for it.”

When we cheer a violent rioter because “he punched a Nazi!”, without having any actual evidence the victim was a Nazi, what we’re really saying is, “It’s okay to use violence on people because I think I know their opinions, and I’ve decided some opinions aren’t allowed.”

But hey, Nazi opinions shouldn’t be allowed. Right?

Yes, they should. Nazis suck, and Nazi opinions suck, but we live in America. ANY opinion is allowed; not every opinion is valid, not every opinion is respectable, not every opinion is or should be safe from well-deserved ridicule. But an opinion – ANY opinion – is harmless. In America, we don’t beat people up for their opinions.”

Chris Hernandez is a 22 year police officer, former Marine and retired National Guard soldier with over 25 years of military service. He is a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and also served 18 months as a United Nations police officer in Kosovo. He writes for BreachBangClear.com and Iron Mike magazine and has published three military fiction novels”

And leftists continue to try to say that Conservatives cause violent campus riots, too. Have any of you seen evidence of it?

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Trump Has Increased Media At Press Conferences. MSM Is Upset

Enough with the ‘Gotcha’ questions and insinuations. Often they don’t even ask a question. The make statements and expect Republicans to respond.

“Trump is “shutting down part of the First Amendment””

“He didn’t call on me!”

The liberal media’s inflated sense of importance is on full display. During a press conference yesterday with Benjamin Netanyahu, liberal journalists wanted to shift the narrative to the resignation of Michael Flynn.

They were unable to do so because Trump took questions from reporters at Townhall and the Christian Broadcasting Network, both of whom asked about Israel and Palestine in keeping with the point of the event.

The liberal media, which just came back from an eight year vacation during which they peppered Obama with questions about how awesome he is, now wants us to believe we can’t live without their tough questions for Trump.

After the press conference, ABC News went into full freak out mode.”

More at Legal Insurrection

Related: Now NBC’s Chuck Todd is whining as well.

Chuck Todd and his toilet brush beard

From here

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He Did It At Just The Right Speed

If you watch it full screen you can see one of the protesters reach through the car’s open window and it looks like he slugged the driver. If you’re going to do this close your windows and lock your doors.

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It’s Not Just Computers Running Windows 10 That Are Spying On Us

“Samsung warns customers not to discuss personal information in front of smart TVs”

Samsung has confirmed that its “smart TV” sets are listening to customers’ every word, and the company is warning customers not to speak about personal information while near the TV sets.

The company revealed that the voice activation feature on its smart TVs will capture all nearby conversations. The TV sets can share the information, including sensitive data, with Samsung as well as third-party services.

The news comes after Shane Harris at The Daily Beast pointed out a troubling line in Samsung’s privacy policy: “Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party.”

The third party is Nuance Communications, Inc.

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Ted Cruz Highlights Media Hypocracy

Remember this?

Where was the media outrage? Oh, that’s right. It was the light bringer Obama. He could do no wrong. Now it’s the Devil Trump. He can do no right.

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