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Principled stand of the week: Hillary courageously comes out against trade deal she’s supported dozens of times

6 hours 59 min ago

**Written by Doug Powers

The wind-up:


(Watch Hillary promote the Trans-Pacific Partnership many times here)

And the pitch:


Bonus points: She blamed Republicans for her massive flip-flop.

Hillary hasn’t been this conflicted since she was asked to officiate a gay wedding between an illegal alien and the Keystone pipeline.

Maybe Val the bartender can help her sort this all out on Saturday night. But in fairness, all of Hillary’s positions on these issues were stored in the cloud or on her servers, and that stuff is now in possession of the FBI so she can’t possibly have any idea where she stands.

Update: Hillary also bragged about TPP in her book:

In her 2014 memoir, Hillary Clinton listed the negotiation of TPP as one of her key accomplishments as Sec. of State https://t.co/taHMMjibz7

— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 7, 2015

Her short list of “accomplishments” just somehow got shorter. Take away “effectively managed ‘Bimbo Eruptions’ department in WH during husband’s administration” and she’ll be in the negative.

**Written by Doug Powers

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This will give John Kerry a long face: Ayatollah Khamenei bans further negotiations with US

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 21:32

**Written by Doug Powers

The deal Nancy Pelosi called “historic,” “grand” and “visionary” was so awesome that Iran’s having nothing more to do with any discussions:

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday banned any further negotiations between Iran and the United States, putting the brakes on moderates hoping to end Iran’s isolation after reaching a nuclear deal with world powers in July.

Khamenei, the highest authority in the Islamic Republic, already said last month there would be no more talks with the United States after the nuclear deal, but has not previously declared an outright ban.

In retaliation, the White House has also banned negotiating… with Republicans about the debt ceiling.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Gitmo Extended Stay America Suites in Colorado? Hell No!

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 09:23

Gitmo Extended Stay America Suites in Colorado? Hell No!
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2015

Liberal readers have scoffed at my repeated warnings about the dangerous prospect of an enemy combatant dump on American soil. Over the years, I’ve flagged the Obama administration’s scouting forays in Illinois, Kansas and South Carolina. Now, the White House is considering my adopted home, Colorado, as the new digs for the dregs of Gitmo.
If there was ever a time for Coloradans of all political stripes to unite under the “Not in My Backyard” banner, this is it.

The feds have already polluted our waters in the name of protecting us. Nobody at the EPA has paid any price for the disastrous Gold King Mine spill that turned the Animas River brighter than a Halloween pumpkin. The last thing we need is an influx of feckless Obama bureaucrats flooding our state’s correctional facilities with jihadists in orange jumpsuits (in the name of national security, of course).

What part of “Leave us the hell alone!” don’t they understand?

On Friday, White House officials disclosed to the press that a U.S. Defense Department fishing expedition will take place over the next two weeks at both state and federal prisons here in the Rocky Mountain State.

One of the potential Gitmo Extended Stay America sites is a medium-security area of supermax — home of convicted 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, shoe bomber Richard Reid, 1993 World Trade Center plotter Ramzi Yousef, millennium bomb plotter Ahmed Ressam, “dirty bomb” plotter Jose Padilla and 1998 African U.S. embassy bomb plotter Wadih el-Hage. President Obama has bragged repeatedly about his administration’s ability to ensure public safety inside and outside any jihadist hotels in our own backyards.

But despite the supposedly strictest security measures imposed of them, the pre-existing stateside supermax terrorist population has caused numerous headaches from day one — sending jailhouse letters to terror cell correspondents around the world; communicating by tapping on the pipes; organizing hunger strikes to force Bureau of Prisons officials to transfer them away from high-security detention; and suing successfully for the right to spread Islam behind bars to other inmates.

(That last victory came at the hands of shoe bomber Reid, himself a Muslim convert by an extremist imam he met in a British prison before his failed attempt to bring down American Airlines Flight 63 in 2001.)

Let’s not forget that convicted WTC mastermind Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, aided by terrorists’ little helper Lynne Stewart, smuggled coded messages of Islamic violence while behind bars to violent outside followers despite a judicial isolation order. After serving less than half of her 10-year sentence for aiding terrorism, Stewart walked free in January 2014 thanks to President Obama’s “compassion” order. Amid persistent concerns that he could be similarly released, the 76-year-old Abdel-Rahman was reportedly transferred from Colorado’s supermax to the Butner Federal Medical Center in North Carolina sometime in the last year for health reasons.

Most recently, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch was forced in August to order what reporters called “a near total clampdown” on another jailed Muslim menace because of the “high probability” that he would order a terrorist attack from his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan. Prosecutors have tied Muhanad Mahmoud Al-Farekh to al-Qaida terror plots in Pakistan and New York City.

Everywhere jihadists are housed in civilian prisons, trouble follows. In Australia, jihad militants financed and organized a massive escape plot inside the walls of its most secure supermax facility. Ringleader Bassam Hamzy, a devotee of Osama bin Laden, converted inmates to Islam in droves. The jailbreak scheme was busted, but Hamzy continues to make a mockery of the prison — from which he ran a major drug ring and masterminded a kidnapping on a cellphone smuggled into the facility.

If President Obama is so confident he can contain the jihad virus and prevent homicidal soldiers of Allah from wreaking more havoc in the U.S. prison system, I suggest importing the bottom-of-the-barrel Gitmo goons to an institution near one of the commander in chief’s favorite vacation spots in Martha’s Vineyard or Kailua.

Or perhaps as a neighboring annex of his presidential library on the south side of Chicago. Legacy!

Global warming causes Sierra Club president to melt during Ted Cruz questions about ‘cooking’ planet

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 08:49

**Written by Doug Powers

The Sierra Club has gone all-in on Obama’s plan to spend another mountain of money to “combat” the effects of global warming. During questioning by Sen. Ted Cruz, Sierra Club President Aaron Mair did the eco equivalent of taking the Fifth, which was to constantly repeat the “97 percent of scientists” talking point as if that’s evidence of anything.

For a guy trying to sell “settled science” he looked a lot like somebody cornered on the witness stand. This is pretty funny:

Liberals will criticize Cruz for not offering Mair the opportunity to use more of his lifelines (Mair still had “50/50” and “phone a friend” remaining, though as you can see he did use his “ask the audience” option more than once).

Sen. Coons tried to save Mair there at the end but failed. If a corporate CEO whose company was being examined for questionable financial dealings testified that “97 percent of accountants say we did everything correct,” would Coons consider that an adequate response?

(h/t The Hayride)

**Written by Doug Powers

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Tech firm gives ‘cloud’ backup of Hillary’s (aka Val the bartender) email to FBI

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 21:53

**Written by Doug Powers

This might be of concern to Hillary just as soon as somebody tells her what the “cloud” is and how her email got up there (maybe Val the bartender could explain it to her):

Hillary Clinton hired a Connecticut company to back up her emails on a “cloud” storage system, and her lawyers have agreed to turn whatever it contains over to the FBI, a personal familiar with the situation said Tuesday.

The disclosure came as a Republican Senate committee chairman, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, also asked the firm to turn over to the committee copies of any Clinton emails still in its possession.

There were conflicting accounts as to whether the development could lead to recovery of any of Clinton’s more than 31,000 personal emails, which she said she deleted from her private server upon turning over her work-related emails to the State Department, at its request, in December 2014.
Datto Inc., based in Norwalk, Conn., became the second data storage firm to become entangled in the inquiry into Clinton’s unusual email arrangement, which has sparked a furor that has dogged her campaign. In August, Clinton and the firm that had managed her server since June 2013, Colorado-based Platte River Networks, agreed to surrender it for examination by the FBI.

On Friday, Clinton’s attorney, David Kendall, and Platte River agreed to allow Datto to turn over the data from the backup server to the FBI, said the person familiar with Datto’s storage, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

A third email backup possibly exists, but that’s reportedly in Sandy Berger’s pants and the FBI would rather not have to go there.

It’s getting so an open and honest public official can’t even filter her email from DC-based devices to a Chappaqua basement to a Denver crapper closet to a cloud in geosynchronous orbit above John Podesta’s house without people questioning the level of commitment to transparency. The Vast Right Wing Conspiracy has infiltrated the FBI!

Here are a couple of Team Hillary staffers trying to figure out how this all happened:

**Written by Doug Powers

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Obama and Clinton once again gunning for ‘Firearm Salesperson of the Year’ trophy

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:07

**Written by Doug Powers

The “Firearm Salesperson of the Year” trophy is still up for grabs with less than three months left to go in 2015, and Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are running neck and neck:

Renewed calls for tougher gun control laws sent gun stocks surging on Monday as investors expected an increase in gun sales. The value of Smith & Wesson’s shares went up by 7.29% and Sturm, Ruger & Co increased by 2.75%.

It was another good day for gun stock investors. Overall this year, the value of Smith & Wesson’s shares has increased by more than 80% and that of Sturm, Ruger increased by more than 60% – making them some of the best-performing stocks of 2015.

Monday’s rally in gun stocks came hours after Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state and the Democratic candidate for the president, unveiled a plan calling for tougher background checks at gun shows and online than those currently in place.

“We need universal background checks,” Clinton said at the New Hampshire town hall. “We know that they will work.”

Obama also renewed his calls for tougher gun control laws on Thursday, after a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon.

When Obama and Clinton say they’re “good for business” they’re unwittingly telling the truth in a very isolated and unintentional sense.

Today, Obama’s making good on calls to politicize shootings more by visiting Roseburg, Oregon, where he’ll blame the singling out of Christians for mass murder on the NRA (and maybe have a few harsh words for the local sheriff as well).

At the same time, Hillary will continue to make the case for why guns only belong in the hands of her security guards and celebrity supporters, all while the FAA moves ahead with plans to clear air space for the rising stock of gun manufacturers. Keep on talking, Dems.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Live from New York, it’s a 6-minute campaign ad for Hillary Clinton! (a Sunday open thread)

Sun, 10/04/2015 - 12:03

**Written by Doug Powers

Another Sunday is upon us, so how about an open thread to hash things out (brought to you today by McD’s new Aortapounder sandwich, the good people at Flask Tie, and Happyscrapper).

Hillary Clinton was on last night’s season premiere of Saturday Night Live, and her campaign should be made to account for it as an in-kind donation:

Not even an “I’ll be your private server this evening” line from bartender “Val”?

Is there anything funnier than political sketch comedy written by fans of the featured politician with the material having been screened and approved by that candidate’s campaign? Focus grouped comedy makes for great political satire… of that approach to political satire.

Here are some other things freshly ripped from the teletype…


In case the Secret Service hadn’t already told you, Jason Chaffetz is going to run to replace John Boehner as House Speaker.


President Obama said that Putin’s acting out of weakness by moving into Syria. Obviously anything’s preferable to admitting Romney was right.


September was the deadliest month in gun-controlled Chicago in 13 years. May was Baltimore’s deadliest month in four decades.

Here’s the response from the White House:

Meanwhile, a lunatic singles out Christians for killing in Oregon and the White House goes after… the NRA.

Obama said “How can you, with a straight face, make the case that more guns will make us safer?”




Joe Biden will announce his 2016 intentions within days. I hope he gets in — we need to hear more about how buried the middle class has gotten these last few years from somebody who’s still holding the shovel.


Talk amongst yourselves! I’ll be appreciating the fact that the Lions won’t lose today — mostly because they don’t play until tomorrow night.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Joe Biden schools people who think the 2nd Amendment mentions bazookas and F-15s

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 15:11

**Written by Doug Powers

Yesterday, a terrorist singled out Christians and opened fire on them at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, killing nine.

Before any details were known, gun safety expert Joe Biden (and his boss of course) had already started blaming anti-Christian sentiment the NRA and the Second Amendment. Biden even put his Constitution chops on full display:

The frustration in his voice was palpable on Thursday night during a speech in New York, hours after the Oregon shooting that killed nine and the gunman.

“The Second Amendment doesn’t say you can own a bazooka. It doesn’t say you could own an F-15 with hellfire missiles,” Biden said, referring to a fighter jet.

Way to stay on point. The Second Amendment doesn’t say we can own the Death Star either just as the First Amendment doesn’t list the things we can say (while we’re discussing the Constitution, somebody please tell Obama and Biden that their oaths of office don’t say anything about letting people chanting “death to America” have nukes).

Reminder for Biden if he runs to be commander-in-chief of U.S. military forces:

F-15s don't fire hellfire missiles. https://t.co/XIHxONKt9B https://t.co/4TD6uMpcxm

— Gomes (@GomesBolt) October 1, 2015

Biden also said this:

“We’re basically the only civilized country in the world where we have these massive murders, in our countries,” he said.

Even Politifact can’t back you or your boss up on that one, Joe.

**Written by Doug Powers

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The baby butchers and their media butchers

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 01:09

The baby butchers and their media butchers
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2015

“I’d say a lot of people want liver.”

The propagandists of Planned Parenthood don’t want you to remember that earlier this summer the group apologized for the “tone” of one of its top officials, Deborah Nucatola, who casually hawked unborn baby parts to undercover journalists from the Center for Medical Progress as she swilled wine and chomped on a salad.

Not long after confessing that the “tone” of their butchers might cause offense, another top Planned Parenthood trafficker, Mary Gatter, joked about scoring a luxury car after haggling over $75 baby-organ price tags.

“I want a Lamborghini.”

“You know, in negotiations, whoever throws out the figure first is at a loss, right?” Gatter nattered on. “I just don’t want to lowball.”

Yet another Planned Parenthood death doc, Savita Ginde, shared her own profit-maximizing opinion with CMP’s undercover team, insisting:

I think a per-item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”

As Ginde poked through dishes of her bloodied products, she ghoulishly joked about what “it” is. Or rather, was:

“It’s a baby.”

Ten lengthy, damning videos later, the billion-dollar abortion giant is in full-blown whitewash mode — and its bloodstained accomplices in the liberal media are out in force with their paint rollers.

“The outrageous accusations leveled against Planned Parenthood based on heavily doctored videos are offensive and categorically untrue,” Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards huffed and puffed on Capitol Hill Thursday.

Rolling Stone, last seen retracting its fraudulent report on the rape that didn’t happen at the University of Virginia, published a screed from abortion zealot Amanda Marcotte decrying “deceptively edited video.”

Vox.com’s Sarah Kliff called descriptions of one of the most gruesome clips CMP released “pure fiction” — and then grudgingly linked to the video after being called out on social media.

“NBC Nightly News,” the former home of disgraced lying liar Brian Williams, cited “several” unnamed “fact checkers” to refute GOP 2016 candidate Carly Fiorina’s graphic and accurate descriptions of the videos — which are available for anyone interested in viewing the truth on CMP’s YouTube channel.

The professional mainstream media doctors have some nerve complaining about “edited” content and manufactured narratives. It is, and always has been, their bread and butter.

Take NBC. Reminder: This is the network that surreptitiously rigged GM pickup trucks in staged crash tests in 1993 to show that the vehicles were unsafe — and failed to inform viewers that the simulations used incendiary devices to ignite the explosions. Jane Pauley admitted in a nationally televised apology that “NBC’s contractors did put incendiary devices under the trucks to ensure there would be a fire if gasoline were released from the gas tank. NBC personnel knew this before we aired the program, but the public was not informed because consultants at the scene told us the devices did not start the fire.”

NBC is also the home of phony Islamophobia stings at NASCAR races and “To Catch a Predator” hidden camera sting operations. ABC News’ “Primetime Live” adopted similar tactics in Alabama and Texas. CBS is the network that attempted to pass off fake National Guard memos to bring down George W. Bush.

Sound bites, broadcast packages, cut pieces. Every day in elite American journalism is an exercise in slicing and dicing to fit the left-wing agenda. “Professional” journalists view undercover work as a noble enterprise for the public and national interests — but only if it serves and reinforces their partisan and political worldviews.

The vehement campaign by both the baby butchers of Planned Parenthood and the media butchers of the Fourth Estate to discredit the work of the Center for Medical Progress makes undeniably and indelibly clear: Pro-life journalists have struck a nerve. Like the innocent victims in the dozens of hours of barbaric footage available to anyone willing to open their eyes, the truth-tellers must be destroyed.


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