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liar-PELOSI DANGLES IMPEACHMENT: “In a letter to lawmakers Sunday, House Speaker liar-Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) issued a warning about the Trump administration’s continued efforts to block acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire from turning over a whistleblower complaint that reportedly involves the president,” Axios reports. According to liar-Pelosi, “If the Administration persists in blocking this whistleblower from disclosing to Congress a serious possible breach of constitutional duties by the President, they will be entering a grave new chapter of lawlessness which will take us into a whole new stage of investigation.” A few days prior, she told NPR, “I do think that we will have to pass some laws that will have clarity for future presidents. [A] president should be indicted, if he’s committed a wrongdoing — any president.” There’s an important question that needs to be asked here: Why is this even a story? Because of loose lips liar-Joe Biden and his son’s questionable antics. The Democrats’ response to the whistleblower complaint is a typical leftist diversionary tactic. And the biggest benefactor is Elizabeth dinky-Warren. SPEAKING OF DIVERSIONARY TACTICS… According to Fox News, “Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, embroiled in a blackface picture scandal, on Friday pledged to ban military-style assault rifles in the country’s most ethnically diverse city in a bid to get his campaign back on issue.” The blackface kerfuffle is not what we in our humble shop would even consider a “scandal.” But what is a scandal is leftist politicians’ deeply entrenched hypocrisy. Once that hypocrisy — which can include  cooking 10,500 steaks while simultaneously dissuading meat consumption — goes public, diversion is the only resort.  On the Homeland Security Front

ASYLUM DEAL: “The Trump administration signed an asylum agreement Friday with El Salvador, giving the U.S. the right to repatriate migrants who cross through El Salvador to reach the U.S. and who then request asylum here. Officials hope the agreement, along with a similar one signed with Guatemala over the summer, will change the incentives that have spurred this year’s illegal immigration surge at the border.” (The Washington Times)TROOPS DEPLOYED: “The United States is deploying military forces to the Middle East after [the recent] drone attacks on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia that the administration of President Donald Trump has blamed on Iran. ‘The president has approved the deployment of U.S. forces which will be defensive in nature and primarily focused on air and missile defense,’ U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said at a news conference Friday. Answering reporters’ questions about the deployment, Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, described the troop deployment as ‘modest’ and ‘not thousands.’” (NBC News)IRAN RESPONDS: “Iran’s president has warned American and other foreign forces to ‘stay away’ from the region, as Tehran paraded long-range missile[s] capable of reaching American bases. Hassan Rouhani said the presence of such troops in the Gulf has always brought ‘pain and misery’, in a speech made at an annual military parade to commemorate the war with Iraq. Mr Rouhani spoke in response to an announcement made by the US on Friday that it was sending more troops to Saudi Arabia after an attack on Saudi oil facilities both nations blame on Iran.” (The Telegraph) Politics & EconomyNINTH CIRCUIT OVERHAUL: “President Donald Trump named two nominees for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, tapping a federal prosecutor and a conservative appellate lawyer for the west coast court. The nominees, Patrick Bumatay and Lawrence VanDyke, are likely to elicit strong opposition for Democrats. If confirmed, the pair would raise the number of Trump’s 9th Circuit appointees to nine, with one other nomination pending.” (The Daily Caller)WALMART PANDERS: NPR reports that Walmart “will stop selling electronic cigarettes, at namesake stores and Sam’s Club locations. The nation’s largest retailer is responding to growing health concerns around vaping, especially among young people.” The ridiculousness of the anti-vaping crusade is supported by the fact that Walmart will continue to sell tobacco products that kill hundreds of thousands of people every year.EAT MORE CHICKEN: “Chick-fil-A has more than doubled its annual sales since gay rights advocates called for a boycott of the chicken chain restaurant after it was revealed nearly a decade ago that the company donated to organizations that opposed same-sex marriage. In 2018, the company had $10.5 billion in total sales, becoming the third-largest chain in the nation behind Starbucks ($20.5 billion) and McDonald’s ($38.5 billion). It was a 16.7% increase in sales from the year prior.” (Washington Examiner)Closing Arguments

POLICY: We must not tolerate Iranian aggression against the U.S. or Israel (Fox News)POLICY: The climate strike is all about indoctrination, not science (New York Post)HUMOR: iOS 13 “Dark Mode” is just blackface for your phone and should be classified as a hate crime to use (NPC Daily)  ~The Patriot Post

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scumbag-Schiff Shafts loose lips liar-BidenBy Clarice Feldman{americanthinker.com } ~ Congressman scumbag-Adam Schiff to experience the deep void, look into his eyes has fallen into a trap in which he aims at the president and wounds his party’s front-runner, loose lips liar-Joe Biden, instead… It’s not my imagination. MSN’s Chris Hayes tweets: “ I am watching this something turn into a story about loose lips liar-Biden and am going to pass out.” Let’s go to the old journalism rule, that a story should tell readers who, what, where, and sometimes why to see what’s news and what’s nonsense. The Washington Post printed on its front page a story that the president made a call and a promise in it to an unspecified foreign leader, which so disturbed someone, he reported it. The story was sketchy, to say the least. Peter Suderman captured it precisely in a tweet: So, a thing happened, and Trump was involved, and apparently so was a foreign leader, and someone in the natsec field became upset. But it’s not clear what happened, or who the foreign leader was, or who is upset, or why? Snapping at the hook, no less than three Democratic congressmen have opened separate investigations into whether the President is conspiring with Ukraine for favorable election results — scumbag-Adam Schiff, scumbag-Elijah Cummings, and scumbag-Eliot Engel. Let’s walk back the cat, look at the latest reports and we’ll see how their desperate efforts to rid themselves of the President who’s almost certain to win a second term boomerang on loosev loips liar-Joe Biden. Who? The identity of the person the press claims is a whistleblower is unknown as yet. He, as the Other rino-McCain notes, is almost certainly “a Democrat operative [snip] a perfect example of the ‘Deep State’ problem that Trump’s supporters have been talking about for three years. The bureaucrats seem to believe they should have more influence on U.S. policy than the President himself, if the President doesn’t share their world view.” As the President observed earlier, all his conversations with foreign leaders are surely listened in on by various members of the intelligence community here and abroad, so the report of a “whistleblower” having access to secretive conversations seems utter bunk. Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, through the agency’s counsel, declined to turn over  the complaint to Congress, indicating it was not “urgent,” a threshold that must be met before turning over such complaints, and that the allegations in the complaint concern “conduct by someone outside the Intelligence Community” and that they involve “confidential and potentially privileged communications by persons outside the Intelligence Community.” In any event, this leaker not a whistleblower, in my view was operating on limited facts. The call was preceded by visits between Rudy Giuliani and Ukrainian official Andrei Zermak, at the very request of the State Department, part of a diplomatic effort to repair relations with Ukraine and newly elected president Volodymyr Zelensky. Zelensky has been trying since last summer to hand over evidence of corruption by Americans in Ukraine during the scumbag/liar-nObama administration…

https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/09/schiff_shafts_biden.html  .Ukraine Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko Denies President Trump Pressure or Coercion During Phone Call With President Zelensky

by sundance{theconservativetreehouse.com } ~ In what appears to be an effort to extract Ukraine from the toxic environment of American media fake political news, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko discusses the phone call between President Donald Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky… Minister Vadym Prystaiko was a participant in the discussions between the U.S. and Ukraine and has specific knowledge of the phone call. Minister Prystaiko says the phone call was long, friendly and covered a variety of important issues. There was no undue pressure or “coercion” from U.S. President Donald Trump.  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/09/21/ukraine-foreign-minister-vadym-prystaiko-denies-president-trump-pressure-or-coercion-during-phone-call-with-president-zelensky/VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCQqpSskeDU  .Climate ‘Experts’ Are 0-41 with Their Doomsday Predictions

by JOHN NOLTE{breitbart.com } ~ For more than 50 years Climate Alarmists in the scientific community and environmental movement have not gotten even one prediction correct… but they do have a perfect record of getting 41 predictions wrong. In other words, on at least 41 occasions, these so-called experts have predicted some terrible environmental catastrophe was imminent … and it never happened. And not once — not even once! — have these alarmists had one of their predictions come true. Think about that… the so-called experts are 0-41 with their predictions, but those of us who are skeptical of “expert” prediction number 42, the one that says that if we don’t immediately convert to socialism and allow commie-Alexandria Ocasio-Crazy to control and organize our lives, the planet will become uninhabitable. Why would any sane person listen to someone with a 0-41 record? Why would we completely restructure our economy and sacrifice our personal freedom for “experts” who are 0-41, who have never once gotten it right? If you had an investment counselor who steered you wrong 41 times, would you hang in there for number 42? Of course not. You’d fire him after failed prediction two or three. And if that’s not crazy enough, the latest ploy is to trot out a 16-year-old girt to spread prediction number 42, because it is so much more credible that way. Sometimes you just have to sit back and laugh… Just brainwash them to believe a lie.  https://www.breitbart.com/environment/2019/09/20/nolte-climate-experts-are-0-41-with-their-doomsday-predictions/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=best_of_the_week&utm_campaign=20190921   . 

Democrats Decline To Play Hardball With Trump, At Least For The Next 7 WeeksBy Matt Fuller{huffpost.com } ~ With the Senate weeks away from any long-term spending deal, the House passed a bill Thursday to keep the government open for another seven weeks without any new major restrictions… prompting some progressive Democratic representatives to ask a pressing question: Why? The House advanced the continuing resolution, which will fund the government from Oct. 1 through Nov. 21, on a 301-123 vote, with 225 Democrats and 76 Republicans voting yes, and 119 Republicans and just three Democrats voting no.The bill garnered a surprising amount of opposition from Republicans. Some felt the House was bailing out the Senate for not completing its appropriations bills on time, while others just opposed the overall spending levels ― even if they’re levels supported by President Donald Trump. But the real surprise was the level of Democratic support. Just three Democrats voted no ― Juan Vargas (Calif.), Filemon Vela (Texas) and Vincente Gonzalez (Texas) ― and considering that the bill didn’t rein in Trump in any meaningful way, it’s a major show of unity for Democrats. Just before the vote, the Congressional Progressive Caucus had discussed whether members should oppose the legislation. But Speaker liar-Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who met with the CPC, seems to have convinced the group to come along. “It’s not perfect,” Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) told HuffPost Thursday afternoon, reporting at the time that he was still undecided. Khanna ended up voting yes. “There’s things in there I don’t like, but, you know, it’s tough, I also don’t want government coming to a halt.” commie-Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) also reported Thursday afternoon that she was undecided just before the CPC meeting. She also ended up voting yes. But she said Democrats not standing up to the administration was a “macro-level issue.”…  https://www.huffpost.com/entry/democrats-government-shutdown-hardball-trump-military_n_5d83ed32e4b0957256b3dbfd   . 

Judge Jeanine Pirro Talks Law and Order with American ThinkerBy Elise Cooper{americanthinker.com } ~ In her latest book, Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge, Judge Jeanine Pirro delves into how the Left has dropped all pretense of civility, fairness, or decency. The book explores the three Rs: Russia, Racism, and Recession, used to destroy President Trump… who stood in the way of their radical plan to remake America.  Jeanine Pirro’s résumé is extensive. She was a highly respected judge, former district attorney, and elected politician, and she currently has a show on Fox News. Pirro was elected as the first woman to sit on the Westchester County court bench. In 1993, she again made history as the first woman elected district attorney in Westchester. As a prosecutor, Pirro received national recognition for founding one of the nation’s first domestic violence units and has tirelessly crusaded on behalf of the silent victims of violent crime. Now she is putting her talents toward exposing the Left and its radical agenda. American Thinker had the privilege to discuss with her current issues as well as her just published book. One main issue today is how political correctness has gone awry. Alan Dershowitz once said the Left’s motto is “free speech for me, but not for thee.” The judge agrees wholeheartedly: “Those who are espousing political correctness are shutting down someone else’s speech. If someone is not politically correct then they are not entitled to free speech. People are called racists or misogynists. This is actually very frightening.” She discusses in her book how the Left’s hatred for Donald Trump has leftists willing to subjugate the Constitution and America’s system of justice. She told American Thinker, “What we are experiencing now is a breakdown of the fundamental parts of the Constitution. Free speech is seen as inconsistent, with those on the Left who want to shut it down. Look at how Antifa tries to beat people up as the police are told to stand down. People are beaten for their speech and are not allowed to say what they believe. If we all said the same thing and always agreed with each other, that would be pleasant but unrealistic.  The whole point of the Constitution is to make sure people who disagree are protected for their different opinions. They should have the ability to say their feelings without being condemned or ostracized. Just look at Berkeley, the supposed birthplace of free speech on campuses. They refuse to allow those ‘on the right’ to come and speak.”…  https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/09/judge_jeanine_pirro_talks_law_and_order_with_american_thinker.html   . 

.Alcohol, Guns, and Prohibition

Mark Alexander:  Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the iconoclastic sociologist-turned-senator from New York, once famously remarked, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” Equally on point was this similar observation by my fellow Reagan administration  Patriot, Bill Bennett: “We all have a right to our opinion, but that doesn’t make all opinions right.”

Their observations bring me to a recent newspaper op-ed in which a local columnist exercised her right to publish an above-the-fold opinion arguing that “assault weapons”1 should only be authorized for military use. (She also objected to handguns2 for self-defense.)Predictably, her column was published in the wake of the attacks in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.Like all of us, she was horrified by these high-profile mass murders committed by sociopathic assailants using what she called “military style” rifles. But our emotional response should be tempered and informed by the facts, chief among those being that such attacks are extremely rare in a country of 330 million people, representing only a fraction of 1% of our nation’s homicides.Put another way, a homicide victim is far more likely to be murdered by an assailant using a knife, blunt object, or fists than by a rifle of any type.Like me, I’m sure that this columnist considers ALL violence against innocents abhorrent, regardless of what weapon is used, particularly the epidemic of murders occurring in the urban poverty centers institutionalized by failed social policies of her Democrat Party. But like most of her demographic, she is predisposed to think violence is a “gun problem” rather than a complex cultural problem. Just take the guns away — problem solved!So why am I rebutting a local op-ed columnist? For two reasons.First, because her views reflect those of many influential women in affluent suburban communities. And second, because she began her column alluding to a conversation she had “sitting at the bar,” which, with its expensive boutique whiskeys and wines, is where most “enlightened” gun-control insights originate. I could not pass on the irony of discussing gun control over a glass (or more) of alcohol.Let me start with the sobering CDC statistic that there were more than 88,000 deaths due to alcohol-related causes last year — including 9,967 traffic fatalities. Many women and children are among the victims. There is also a significant increase in alcohol-related deaths among women. As the Journal of the American Medical Association reports, one in eight Americans is an alcoholic according to the clinical definition.Alcohol, in fact, is the third leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. after tobacco and heart disease, and just ahead of the 70,000 deaths due to drug overdoses.By comparison, according to the latest annual FBI crime statistics, 10,982 Americans were killed by assailants using firearms (and I note that many of those likely involved alcohol). Less than 2% of homicides involved rifles and shotguns of any type. There are so few murders with “assault rifles” that the FBI data doesn’t distinguish that type of weapon in its records. Rifles and shotguns are the least likely weapon to be used in a violent crime.As I’ve noted before, if you’re not associated with criminal enterprises, drugs, or gangs, your chances of becoming a murder victim are very low.Now, I haven’t used alcohol in any form over my entire adult life. But despite the disproportionate number of those who die from alcohol versus those who die from firearms, I’m not opposed to the legal and responsible  sale, possession, and use of alcohol, whether it be beer, wine, or the latest fashionable “hard stuff.” The key words here are “legal and responsible,” and I fully support this columnist’s right to use the hard stuff if she chooses to do so — without an FBI background check.For the record, what I do not support is prohibition. That didn’t work with alcohol, and it won’t work with firearms. Only law-abiding citizens abide by the law in its finest print, but alcohol prohibition made a nation of otherwise law-abiding citizens lawless. Gun prohibition would do the same.As for how the columnist’s views reflect those of much of her demographic, she mentioned that her husband likes to hunt and has some rifles and shotguns, which she considers acceptable.But what she and many like minded suburbanites refuse to accept is that the Second Amendment’s “right of the people to keep and bear Arms” is not about hunting.As our Founders intended, the restriction against government usurpation of this right is, first and foremost, about defending Liberty and the inalienable Rights of all people, as defined in our Declaration of Independence  and enshrined in our Constitution — defending Liberty from all enemies, foreign and domestic.As our Constitution’s author, James Madison, wrote, “The ultimate authority … resides in the people alone. … The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any…” There was no expiration date on maintaining that barrier.The notion that there are tens of millions of gun-owning Americans devoted to the defense of Liberty is very  discomforting to those who are not engaged in the animating contest to preserve that “barrier against the enterprises of [government] ambition.” All Americans enjoy the protections of that invisible barrier, which generations of military and civilian American Patriots have provided since 1776, though many fail to appreciate it.While the real purpose and necessity of the Second Amendment may cause some comfortable suburban dwellers heartburn, it absolutely terrifies most Beltway Democrats, who are building their political fortunes on “the enterprises of ambition.”Fact is, those citizens who choose not to exercise their right to possess a firearm owe a great debt of gratitude – whether they are willing to acknowledge it or not – to the legions of today’s Patriot Minutemen who form that barrier wall.I should note here that, as an advocate of gun ownership, I have trained a lot of women on the safe handling and use of handguns in preparation for obtaining their “right to carry” permits. Tennessee mandates proper training regarding the safe and legal use of handguns — as I think all states should do before issuing permits.I’ve also provided many women who had never before fired one of those “assault rifles” the opportunity to do so. While most were apprehensive at first, to a person they were ultimately thrilled to fire these weapons and generally unable to conceal their smiles.I have extended that invitation to our local columnist, if she’s interested. And, regardless, I’ll support and defend her right to her opinion every day – even though her opinion may not be right.Footnote 1: Just to be clear, what Democrats and the mainstream media call “assault weapons” are not that. An assault weapon is a select-fire weapon that can cycle rounds in fully automatic fashion. As for “military style” weapons, scumbag/liar-Bill Clinton banned the sale of those in 1994, but that ban was not renewed 10 years later when it was determined the ban had no effect on crime reduction. According to Rand Research, “We found no qualifying studies showing that bans on the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines decreased any of the eight outcomes we investigated.”Footnote 2: As for handguns and self-defense, the columnist also enjoys the protection of her neighbors who do own handguns — because criminals don’t know which homeowners have the ability to defend themselves. Convicted violent felons indicate that the number-one deterrent when choosing a victim is that person’s ability to defend himself or herself. However, if she wants criminals to make that distinction, I have offered, free of charge, our “Gun Free Household” sticker, which she can apply to her doors and windows!  ~The Patriot Posthttps://patriotpost.us/alexander/65561?mailing_id=4539&utm_medium=email&utm_source=pp.email.4539&utm_campaign=snapshot&utm_content=body  

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