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A STUNNING DAY OF ECONOMIC GASLIGHTING

booming-economy-trump-tweet YIELDS FLASH RECESSION WARNING! BANK STOCKS SINK!  DOW DIVES!  These were the hysterical banner headlines on Drudge Wednesday morning (8/14).

A “negative yield curve“;  a pending “economic recession“.  These are the current obtuse and ridiculous proclamations of the Mainstream Corporate Media.  So let’s take a moment to discuss how stunningly -intentionally- disconnected they are.

Always remember, there are trillions of dollars at stake; and these media entities have a vested interest in maintaining the Wall Street position, adverse to Main Street USA.

Here’s what’s really going on – and feel free to laugh out loud when you find out.

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WHAT LGBTQ ORGANIZATIONS ARE DOING TO SOCIETY

Weightlifter Gavin Hubbard who now claims to be a woman named Laurel

Weightlifter Gavin Hubbard who now claims to be a woman named Laurel

Virtually every week, there seems to be another issue that preoccupies the country.

But while our attention is focused on President Donald Trump, Google, Charlottesville, Russia, impeachment, Jeffrey Epstein, the next elections, racism, a trade war with China, the #MeToo movement or something else, LGBTQ organizations are quietly going about their work dismantling ethical norms, making a mockery of education, ruining innocent people's lives and destroying children's innocence.

If you think this is overstated, here are some examples:

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RACISM IS SHMACISM

racism-is-shmacismIt should be clear to all Americans by now that the word the Left loves to spew indiscriminately — “racism” — often now means nothing, absolutely nothing.  That word is meant to be an accusation of the worst order, an epithet that is supposed to destroy all those so charged.

But now it's used so frequently that it has no meaning at all, no more than “shmacism.”

It's like the F-word, overused and merely a sign of one's lack of a wider vocabulary.  Like the overused F-word, calling someone a "racist" is a sign of sloppy, uncritical thinking.  The word "racist" now means nothing more than any other bit of profanity hurled at those whom lefties have been directed to hate.

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TRUMP’S PUBLIC CHARGE RULE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RACE

protect-us-public-benefits-from-non-citizensLast week’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, has sent public discourse about immigration off the rails.  It has allowed radicals to frame as racist normal law enforcement activities and immigration rules.

In the Left’s telling — and it’s increasingly hard to distinguish the hard left from the soft — the administration and those who support it are no better than the insane supposed “white nationalist” who committed the El Paso atrocity.

Similar hysteria has greeted a new Trump administration regulation governing legal immigrants’ access to public welfare. The New York Times depicted the new rule as part of an effort by the president and his hard-line immigration adviser, Stephen Miller, to “shift” the demographic makeup of newcomers to the country.

News flash to the Left:  This has nothing to do with race.

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EPSTEIN DEATH NEWS – SHOCKED FACE EDITION

clintons-shocked-facesHappy Hump Day, patriots. I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that every news cycle is a carnival freak show.

The first 24 hours or so after Jeffrey Epstein was discovered to have become a non-problem for a certain wine-swilling failed presidential candidate and her occasional husband were filled with people condemning anyone who floated a conspiracy theory.

In fact, at this point one might run the risk of actually spraining something while trying to avoid a conspiracy theory. Another few days of coincidences piling up the way they have been since Saturday and investigators are going to have to wear hazmat suits to wade through the toxic b.s.

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CHINA’S CHIEF CHICOM LOOKS DAZED AND CONFUSED

chicoms-dazed-confusedIt wasn’t supposed to be like this.

When Xi Jinping effectively crowned himself emperor at the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress in 2017, consolidating his power by ending a practice of term limits, China was supposed to be ready for its next stage of his meteoric rise.

In a triumphal speech, Xi heralded a “new era” of Chinese power and predicted the nation would become a “mighty force” under his control.

But as the summer of 2019 drags on, Xi and the government he leads look increasingly weak and lost.

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MASS MURDERERS AND DEMOCRAT DERANGEMENT

once-upon-a-time-in-hollywoodAnyone over the age of sixty-five was most likely put off by the original trailer for the newest Quentin Tarantino film because what at first seemed a lighthearted story about a couple of aging television stars was going to go dark and murderous.

The quick shot of Charles Manson was then removed from the trailer so the Manson aspect of the film sneaks up on the viewer.  Charles Manson was the man of our nightmares in 1969–70, especially for those of us who then lived in Los Angeles.

Yet the group that Manson assembled at the Spahn Ranch in Chatsworth were as disconnected from reality as were the mass murderers in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton.

But what was shocking then is now practically an everyday event, particularly in cities long governed by Democrats.  More deaths occur in Chicago and Baltimore every month than the number lost in El Paso and Dayton.  It is the Democrat Party that has brought us to where we are today.

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WHY ARE THE DEMS CREATING THE “WHITE SUPREMACY” HOAX?

white-supremacy-hoaxThe anti-Trump forces, now stripped of their Russian collusion ammunition, have invented another imaginary threat they hope to weaponize against the president: The public menace posed by “white supremacist” terrorism.

Much like the collusion conspiracy theory—which relied on random incidents, fictional villains, unconvincing evidence, and the Bad Orange Man in the White House—there is little substance to this purported danger.

Unironically, the whole ruse is being pushed by the same people who foisted the Russian collusion hoax on the American people for three years in the hopes of prompting President Trump’s impeachment and removal.

The “white supremacy” canard is intended to further demonize Trump; falsely defame his supporters as white supremacists; and pressure nervous voters into defeating Trump and Republican candidates next year. The strategy is as cynical as it is pernicious.

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IGNITING CIVIL WAR

burning-flagGovernment sponsorship of violence against opponents or complacency in the face of incitement to violence is a powerful tool of political repression. Regimes such as Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, Nicaragua, China, and other tyrannies have used such tactics to great effect.

When mobs attack anti-government demonstrators, for example, the police either disappear or stand by watching. In American cities run by Democrats and on the U.S. college and university campuses, the authorities increasingly have been standing by as radicals do the dirty work of beating up or silencing conservatives.

In societies riven by mutual hate, the people who control the police and public communications make all the difference.  When societal hatred or the partiality of authorities results in deaths, long-smoldering cold civil war can blaze into holocaust.  We Americans are now facing the danger of a civil war thus ignited.

We do not think of civil war this way because our Civil War from 1861 to 1865 was less a conflict within society than it was a highly organized war between states. What we face now is worse.

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THE DEMOCRAT MAELSTROM OF HATE FOR AMERICA

dems-hate-americaAfter denouncing hate on Sunday, Democrats went back on Monday to calling for violence against conservatives.

In Kentucky, Mitch McConnell is convalescing at home after breaking a shoulder. Nancy's Army went to his house to harass him. He's 77.  A video of the protest shows them demanding he be stabbed in the heart.

We have to start taking the Democrats’ creation of a maelstrom of hate very, very seriously.

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CIVIL WAR AS ENTERTAINMENT

Universal Pictures has produced a film called The Hunt (originally titled Red State vs. Blue State), which begins with rich liberals capturing ‘deplorables’ from red states to hunt down and murder.

If you lived in Dayton, Ohio, you might consider this a realistic premise, although I don’t think that is what the filmmakers had in mind. The video above is the official trailer; if I interpret it correctly, the ‘deplorables’ fight back and win what looks like a civil war.

In that respect, one might say that the film is realistic.

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QUENTIN TARANTINO’S AMAZING FILM PORTRAYING WHITE MASCULINITY AS GOOD

The stifling conformity of the Great Awokening has now driven even Quentin Tarantino to the subversive right.

His immensely enjoyable buddy comedy Once Upon in a Time…in Hollywood, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt at their considerable best, has The New Yorker fulminating that it’s “obscenely regressive.”

Critic Richard Brody complains, “Tarantino delivers a ridiculously white movie” that “celebrates white-male stardom (and behind-the-scenes command).”

Well, Hallelujah…

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HALF-FULL REPORT 08/02/19

leftist-racist-rant

Mike Ryan is covering for Jack Wheeler while he attends the funeral of TTPer and dear friend, Alex Alexiev.

Conservatives had a great week as the Democrats told the nation their plans to spend $130 trillion if elected to build their utopia.

Racism! Became the new Russia! Moreover, Baltimore’s Elijah Cummings misplaced $13 billion. Oops!

We have been waiting for recess. Let the recess appointments begin!

Let’s talk a little about MMT, the financial theory behind the new left.

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TRADE WAR WITH CHINA? NO, IT’S WORSE!

china-trade-warFor the past several months now, the US media is obsessed with dire predictions of a calamitous trade war between China and the US, following numerous statements by President Trump that the Chinese trade surplus is intolerable.

Indeed, at $506 billion of Chinese exports against only $130 billion of US ones, it does look very unfair. However, things look a bit different if looked at from a different angle.

For the problem with China is, thus, not its surplus per se, but rather the economic system that produces it and here it is the Communist system and not free trade that are clearly to blame.

Trade is just a way of increasing the power of the Chinese Communist Party. Everything that contributes to its aggrandizing is fair and widely practiced – technology theft, discrimination against foreign companies, preferential loans/subsidies to state-owned enterprises, currency manipulation etc.

It is a fool’s paradise though with China’s economy beset with problems that defy easy solutions.

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WOKE RACISM

nazi-accuseWell before Sigmund Freud formalized the idea of “projectionism”—the defense of one’s own shortcomings and sins by attributing them to others—it was a common theme in classical literature and the New Testament: the ridiculing of the mole on someone else’s nose to hide one’s own boil.

The term projection more or less sums up much of the woke identity politics movement, in which obsessions with racial privilege and tribal exceptionalism are justified by accusing others of just such bias.

For example, the new racism is epidemic among those in the so-called squad, the self-referenced nickname for four media-obsessed, first-term congressional representatives, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), who without their daily charges of bias largely would be unknown back-benchers laboring away in obscurity.

They have all taken Joseph Goebbels’ advice.

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THE PRESIDENT’S ANTI-RACISM IS SHIFTING THE OVERTON WINDOW

trump-triumphantAs Brit Hume pointed out recently, “People discerning a racist motive for Trump’s attack on Elijah Cummings are missing a key point: Trump attacks those who criticize him and his administration, black or white.”

Hume follows up with an amusing and color-coordinated list of people Trump has put in their place (Bernie Sanders: crazy, Elizabeth Warren: total fraud, Justin Amash: loser, Joe Biden: low IQ, Harry Reid: insane, etc., etc.).

Beyond the elements of political calculation and polemical style, however, Donald Trump’s recent tweet fests suggest that he may be on the threshold of shifting the Overton Window on race.

Public discourse in America has long been held hostage to a species of racist moral blackmail that has made it almost impossible to tell the truth about many central social realities.  The President is trying to liberate us from it.

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DEMS PULL “A REAGAN”

10 Dem candidates agreeing to give free health care to illegal aliens

10 Dem candidates agreeing to give free health care to illegal aliens

Ronald Reagan famously said, "I didn't leave the Democrat Party. The Democrat Party left me."

Now it's left the rest of us.

If every candidate on stage raising their hands for free healthcare for illegal aliens during the first MSNBC debate wasn't enough to brand the party and its faithful as a collection of virtue-signaling lemmings, the subsequent CNN debates should have finished the job.

Or should I say debates or game shows? They were basically contests for who could go the furthest left.

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DEMS ROUND 2: AND THE WINNER – GABBARD’S PANTSUIT

white-pantsuitNight Two of the second round of Democratic presidential primary debates was expected to be a fireworks display between former Vice President Joe Biden (D-Del.) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and CNN did its best to light the fuses early on. Sadly -- for the viewers who didn't want to be bored, anyway -- all of those fuses were duds.

The following is my assessment of the painful display, using some of my live tweets from the evening rather than having to type more. Thank you in advance for indulging me, dear readers.

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THAT’S ALL FOLKS! MUELLER DISASTER DOOMS DEM IMPEACHMENT HOPES

Among his talents, Donald Trump has a special gift for driving his detractors so crazy that they do really stupid stuff. The decision by Democrats to force Robert Mueller to testify before Congress yesterday (7/24) is Exhibit A.

Bumblin’ Bob was a train wreck of epic proportions. The fallout is immediate, starting with this: impeachment is no longer an option.

It had a slim chance before Wednesday’s painful slog and no chance after it.

Mueller was that bad, seemingly hard of hearing, often confused and contradicted himself several times.

Although Mueller’s general demeanor was disturbing – he was a stammering, stuttering mess – it was also instructive. He did not project the mental and physical vigor of someone capable of leading the complex two-year probe into Russian meddling, possible Trump collusion and obstruction of justice.

More likely, the 74-year old former FBI director was something of a figure-head for an investigation that was carried out by the team of zealots he ­assembled.

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WHY PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS THE MORAL HIGH GROUND OVER THE DEMS

trump-tweet-071419I'm tired of hearing conservative friends apologize for President Trump's "go back to where you came from" tweets about the likes of Ilhan Omar.

The president has the moral high ground, and the weasel war dance of the mainstream media shouldn't distract us from this fact.

Even his worst enemies (e.g. ex-conservative David Frum) concede that Trump's attacks on the anti-American extremists in the Democrat Party are smart politics.

But this isn't about trolling the Democrats. It's about principle.

President Trump has a gift for asking the obvious questions that the elites avoid, for example: What idiot let Omar into the United States in the first place? Come to think of it, why should we admit immigrants who hate us and hate everything we stand for?

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SCIENCE’S UNTOLD SCANDAL

global-warming-scandalWhen Tom and I started our careers, it was considered an honor to be a member of professional societies that helped practitioners keep up with the latest developments in their fields through relevant meetings and publications. I had the privilege of leading one of these societies long ago.

But things are different now. Whether it be chemistry, physics, geology or engineering, many of the world’s primary professional societies have changed from being paragons of technical virtue to opportunistic groups focused on maximizing their members' financial gains in support of the climate scare, the world’s greatest science fraud.

In particular, they continue to promote the groundless hypothesis that carbon dioxide emitted as a result of mankind’s use of fossil fuels is leading to environmental catastrophe.  Why?

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WHO IS BRITAIN’S NEW PRIME MINISTER

prime-minister-boris-johnsonToday (7/24),  Boris Johnson became Britain’s prime minister.  But who is he, what’s he like and what can we expect?

By weird coincidence, he happens to be the second prime minister with whom I was friends at Oxford University. And the first reassuring news I can bring is that he is going to be a considerable improvement on his predecessor-but-one, David Cameron.

Cameron was a managerial, Nanny-knows-best prime minister, whose main aim was to stay in power for as long as possible by not rocking the boat.

Boris, by contrast, is a mischief-maker and a fun-lover. Whatever else goes wrong during his time in office, of one thing we can be sure: it will be royally entertaining – like the Restoration of the libertinous, libidinous court of Charles II (r. 1660-1665) after years of dreary puritanism.

I like Boris. He’s funny, witty, scatty, shambolic with a very sharp brain whose cogitations you can almost see as he talks to you.  I think he’s going to get along very well with President Trump.

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CHINA’S TECH SECTOR IS IN TROUBLE

china-tech-in-trouble[Note by JW:  This “must-read” by Rothschild & Della Rocca offers strong evidence of the geopolitical genius of President Trump.]

Perched precariously atop electric motorbikes, swarms of e-commerce couriers zip through China’s cities. For upwards of 10 hours each day, they race to deliver packages and hot meals.

In high-rise office buildings, tech-company programmers are toiling just as hard. Coding frantically to meet a deadline, they hunch over keyboards well into the night.

Although they pull long hours, these workers are the lucky ones. At least they have jobs. Amid a protracted slump in China’s once white-hot tech sector, tech firms are resorting to layoffs and hiring freezes.

Many thousands of young college graduates and blue-collar workers, who used to count on tech-sector employment, are now scrambling to find work.

Just two years ago, the rise of China’s tech sector (often termed its “new economy”) looked unstoppable. Between 2014 and 2017, Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei doubled its revenue, and a whopping 34 Chinese tech startups topped $1 billion valuations. By one forecast, the new economy was on track to create over 1 million jobs annually.

But today, the once-prolific sector has reversed course: startups and tech giants alike have been reeling the past year.

What is going wrong?

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DEM DOT COMS VS. TRUMP’S SAILORS & STEEL WORKERS

Politics has its style and its substance. Style requires the 2020 candidates to stump in New Hampshire diners and eat corn dogs at Iowa fairs. These stylistic rites of passage in American politics are on the verge of irrelevance as the kingmakers in California push up their primary and as the effort to eliminate the electoral college gains traction among the 2020 Democrats and, more importantly, their donors.

Forget the New Hampshire diners and Iowa corn dogs, the truth can be found if you follow the money.

The 2020 race is all about touting the democracy of small donors with a 130,000 donor threshold for the third Democrat debate. But certain zip codes keep coming up for the top Democrat candidates. The 100XX zip codes of Manhattan, the 90XXX zip codes of Los Angeles, the 94XXX zip codes of San Francisco, the 98XXX zip codes of Seattle, the 20XXX zip codes of D.C. and the 02XXX zip codes of Boston.

These are the core zip codes of the Democrat donor base. They are the pattern that recur in the campaign contributions lists of the top Democrats. And they explain the politics of the 2020 race.

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SELF-SERVING BENEFICIARIES OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

ilegals-on-the-moveMany people benefit from the lawbreaking: The Mexican and Central American governments, the Democratic party, employers, ethnic activists, rich progressives, and the illegal border crossers themselves.

Almost every party invested in open borders proves utterly selfish, without regard for the legitimate interests of others or of the law itself.

The Illegal Immigrant: The immigrant is the pawn of Latin American governments who view him as inanimate capital, someone who represents thousands of dollars in future foreign-exchange remittances, as well as one less mouth to feed at home — if he crosses the border, legality be damned.

Mexican and Central American Governments: Some $30 billion in remittances are sent back by mostly illegal aliens to Central American governments and roughly another $30 billion to Mexico.

The Ethnic Industry: America is increasingly becoming not so much a nonwhite nation as an assimilated, integrated, and intermarried country.

The Democratic Party: Democrats once were exclusionists — largely because they feared that illegal immigration eroded unionization and overtaxed the social-service resources of their poor citizen constituents. What changed?

Employers: Employers over the past 50 years learned fundamental truths about illegal immigrants.

The Elite Caring Progressive: Wealthy progressives favor open borders and illegal immigration for a variety of reasons.

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PROGRESSIVE MEAT-EATING CANNIBALS

progressive-meatThe Obama-era Democratic Party bears little resemblance to the themes embraced just 11 years ago by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primaries.

The parameters of marriage, in Obama’s words “between a man and woman,” has now transmogrified beyond gay civil unions to legal gay marriage to transgendered fixations.

Obama once protested that he was no king who could open the border and grant amnesties by fiat. Yet his view of immigration has metamorphosed well beyond DACA and Dreamers into Democratic candidates going into Mexico to escort aliens unlawfully into our country, and 500 sanctuary jurisdictions in which federal immigration law is all but null and void. An American citizen convicted of using a fake Social Security Number and phony ID is a felon who is all but unemployable; an illegal alien who commits the same crimes learns quickly that these are not deportable offenses and mostly never prosecuted.

In a nanosecond, Betsy Ross’s iconic colonial flag, which once emblazoned the backdrop of the 2012 Obama inauguration ceremony, have become racist icons...

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DEMS ARE JUST WRONG ABOUT RACISM

dems-speak-on-racismTo say that the Democrats are obsessed with race these days is the equivalent of saying the sky is blue.

I'm a racist. You're a racist. Donald Trump's a racist. Nancy Pelosi was a racist until she attacked Trump for racism. Your neighbor's a racist. Your insurance broker's a racist. Your dentist's a racist as well as your periodontist. All white males are racist. Some white females are racists, especially those married to white males. Everywhere a racist.

Never mind that many of those people have no history of racism. It doesn't matter. Never mind that their families came here in 1923 to flee the Armenian Holocaust or mass starvation in Ukraine, they owe reparations for slavery. It's all about racism—yours.

The Dems' presidential campaigns are based around proving the other man or woman is more of a racist and vice versa, or about showing you're not so racist as people say you are, even if you are or even if you pretended to be a race you weren't. And don't you dare criticize Ilhan Omar or you're a triple-racist even if her ideas are more racist than anyone else's. Got it?

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THE WHITE SUPREMACIST BOGEYMAN

white-bogeymanThey are everywhere.

I am talking, of course, about white supremacists. The news media, Democrats, and NeverTrump Republicans would have us believe the country is under siege by a sinister cabal of Americans who want to return to the days of Jim Crow, or better yet, the era of slavery.

Since the election of Donald Trump, white supremacists, we are warned, occupy the White House and control the Republican Party.

The signs are everywhere.

A MAGA hat is the new white hood. A common hand signal for “OK” actually is a way to send a message of solidarity to other white supremacists. So is drinking a glass of milk. Or owning a dog. Or selling an athletic shoe embossed with an American flag designed by Betsy Ross.

What accounts for this mass hysteria of anti-white racism?

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RAPINOE DISHONORS AMERICA AND US SOCCER

megan-rapinoe-disrespectsMegan Rapinoe is so enamored of her own athletic prowess that she has somehow internalized the notion that we care what she thinks about the president, the anthem, the flag, and the country.  She seems to think her superior skill at soccer gives her the right to insult all the Americans with political views that differ from hers.

Rapinoe demonstrated an embarrassing lack of class that contaminates her entire team.  She is a woman who never learned that a bit of grace is an infectious thing in a good way.

This, of course, makes her a hero to the hate-America Left that populates CNN and MSNBC 24/7.  Her disdain for the country to them means she is presidential material!  Just ask Rachel Maddow.

The Left is now officially insane.  This arrogant, disagreeable woman, Rapinoe, because she plays soccer well, thinks she has the right to trash everything and everyone she loathes.

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IRANIAN HOSTILES WARRANT REGIME CHANGE

ayatollah-ali-khamenei-missileDespite warnings from practically everyone, five Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps gunboats tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf Wednesday. They apparently backed off only when they realized the Brits were serious about defending themselves and had no interest in being held hostage, a standard Iranian tactic. Good for them.

The Iranians have been acting out quite a bit lately, testing the limits of our tolerance for violence and breaking the nuclear strictures (assuming there really were any) of the JCPOA, aka the Iran Deal.

That deal was always an extreme head-scratcher, that the agreement prevents entry to Iranian military installations by nuclear inspectors was only the tip of an absurd iceberg. And when the Mossad lifted a ton (!) of nuclear documents from a Tehran warehouse showing that Iran had lied about practically everything, the whole thing seemed ridiculous, even though that should have been obvious from the outset.

Now the mullahs are hurting because of the sanctions instituted by Trump. But that doesn't seem to be stopping their behavior.

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THE VENEZUELA ALARM SIREN IS SOUNDING

ELN Narco-Marxist guerrillas in Venezuela

ELN Narco-Marxist guerrillas in Venezuela

[Note by JW:  This alarming report shows the urgent need for President Trump to join with Colombia President Ivan Duque and Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro to form a joint task force of the US, Colombian, and Brazilian armed forces to militarily remove the Maduro regime from Venezuela, and install a legitimate government.  The situation is becoming so dire there is no time to lose.]

Venezuela is in a stalemate.

Ruled as a colony by its Cuban masters with a little puppet leader in the persona of Nicolás Maduro, it's as bad an economic shambles as Cuba is, and as with Cuba, millions of its people are fleeing.

The United Nations declared it a death-squad regime, with 7,000 documented killings of dissidents.  There's a legitimate leader in the legislative declaration of Juan Guaidó as president, but the man is powerless without an army to command and sadly fading to irrelevance.

But there's not nothing going on.  Read on, this is gravely frightening.

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THE TERRORIST LEFT PREPS FOR 2020

The sooner the better

As the 2020 presidential election approaches, the Left is running drills to see how quickly and effectively their political hit squads can be deployed against Trump, his administration, and his Republican supporters.

A few other exercises—the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process, the MAGA hat-wearing Covington Catholic students—have been rolled out, but those spectacles will pale in comparison to what’s in store for Republicans next year.

No cabinet official, administration employee, Trump family member, GOP candidate or regular Trump voter will be spared.

In just the past week, the Left’s pre-election tactics have been on full display.

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A UNIQUELY REAL SUPERPOWER AND IRAN

The message to the Mullahs of Iran

The message to the Mullahs of Iran

In the current American–Iran stand-off are a number of global players. That is hardly new, but what is novel is that, for the first time in decades, there’s almost no power that can obstruct or alter U.S. efforts to confront Iranian aggressions in America’s own time and fashion.

In other words, the United States is almost immune from the sort of pressures that usually coalesce to dictate, modify, or thwart U.S. decision-making in the Middle East.

Such liberation from outside coercion is singularly unusual in the post-war American overseas experience.  Let’s count the ways this is happening across the globe.

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TRUMP TRIUMPHS IN ASIA

trump-kim-at-dmzPresident Trump has returned from the G20 summit in Osaka Japan in triumph.

During his time in Asia, the President reset relations with both China and North Korea. All while continuing to implement his strategic vision for the United States to a worldwide audience.

He engaged in talks with Russia to begin resolving regional disputes, reinforced our relationships with our allies in Japan and South Korea, then reengaged  with Xi Jinping to bring the China trade agreement closer to fruition.

Trump capped all that with a stirring “spontaneous” offer to meet Kim Jong Un at the DMZ in South Korea. The pandemonium, drama, and historical nature of the next two days completely eclipsed much of the G20 summit.

However, it totally reinforced Donald J. Trumps position as the preeminent player on the world stage.

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PROGRESSIVISM’S SIGNATURE BRAND – TRIBALISM

not-a-minorityProgressives do not see the United States as an exceptional uniter of factions and tribes into a cohesive whole—each citizen subordinating his tribal, ethnic, and religious affinities to a shared Americanism, emblemized by our national motto e pluribus unum. Instead, they prefer e uno plures: out of one nation arise many innately different and separate peoples.

Progressivism’s signature brand is now tribalism: all of us in different ways are victims of a white male Christian heterosexual patriarchy—or a current 20 percent hierarchy that past and present has supposedly oppressed anyone not like themselves. In contrast, our differences define who we are, and are not incidental to the content of our characters.

The salad bowl, not the melting pot, is the new national creed. America is to be a conglomeration of competing tribal parties in the fashion of the Balkans, Rwanda, or contemporary Iraq.

How does the relative victimhood work politically?

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YES, TRUMP CAN WIN THE BLACK VOTE IN 2020

POTUS signing an EO to help black colleges

POTUS signing an EO to help black colleges

It would seem tantamount to insanity to suggest that Donald Trump could win, or even make a sizable dent in, the African-American vote in 2020, but I submit that it's not quite as crazy as it sounds and he should give it a serious shot.

He should go into the black community as often as possible and make his case. This would be using identity politics in order to destroy it. (A noble task. Good riddance.)

Trump clearly has a good case to make — black and Hispanic unemployment are at their lowest numbers ever.  By contrast, over the last few days, we have seen the Democrats go race crazy, outbidding each other with asinine proposals. Reparations are back, ratified by nearly all the candidates to one degree or another.

That is insane. And racist.  Many, many blacks know full well it is and resent it.

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THE HORRIFIC CONSEQUENCES OF DEFINING DEVIANCY DOWN

volodymyr-zhukovskyy Volodymyr Zhukovskyy is what happens when you stop enforcing all the laws, for all the people.  The photo of him above is at his arraignment in Springfield Mass. on Monday (6/21).

He’s 23, here from Ukraine on a green card.  Here’s a timeline of his driving history provided by WMUR radio news.  It’s a timeline of the horrific consequences of what happens when our politicians and judges define deviancy down.

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UNDOCUMENTED AND AFRAID

undocumentedIt’s easy to see why criminals should be prioritized for removal. But those who say all illegal aliens are criminals, by definition, have a fair point, too. If that’s too much to ask, then violent criminals, certainly.

But there is another group, more toxic to the body politic than most: the haughty, self-described “Undocumented and Unafraid” clique.

I mean the “undocumented” activists, organizers, and political operatives who have reaped the generosity of this country, only to spit in its face.  Even before those to be deported for not showing up at their asylum hearing, these need to be kicked out of our country, unafraid no more.

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RUSSIA’S STAGNATION IS PUTIN’S EXCUSE TO BULLY GEORGIA

Anti-Russia protests in Tblisi, Georgia

Anti-Russia protests in Tblisi, Georgia

A new escalation in the long-running conflict between Russia and Georgia happened almost by chance last week (starting on June 20), but it answered the anxious desire in the Kremlin to move Russia proactively from the path of gradual decline.

Russian President Vladimir Putin likely suspects that the real economic situation in his country is worse than the officially registered sluggish growth and that the erosion of his popularity goes deeper than the slight decline reported by semi-official pollsters (Carnegie.ru, June 20).

The sudden quarrel with Georgia thus provided the policy-manipulators in the Kremlin with a perfect opportunity to produce a distraction from these unhappy domestic developments.  This is unlikely to end well for Russia’s dictator.

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