Friday, January 18, 2019

By Town Hall, Jan. 17, 2019

Welcome back, folks. It’s the 45th episode of Triggered. I was out due to a doctor’s appointment, but Storm had our own Katie Pavlich on the show to discuss the shutdown, anti-Semitic pieces of trash in Congress, and a new migrant horde that has set off for our southern border. Hey, remember when the mentally challenged wing of the media said this wasn’t an invasion?

By Town Hall, Jan. 17, 2019

Border security is an issue where the Democratic Party is suffering from schizophrenia. They were for it before they were against it. Donald Trump winning the 2016 election caused that, despite some very prominent Democrats, like Barack Obama, supporting border barriers in times past.  Now, the war cry is that “a wall is an immorality.” That is coming from Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Walls are immoral. So, what about illegal aliens who murdered American citizens? Apparently, that’s not a concern; dreams of amnesty and expanded Democratic voter rolls have clouded the liberal mind. 

By The Gateway Pundit, Jan. 17, 2019

On Thursday morning Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) invited President Trump to deliver the State of the Union Address to the US Senate.

This comes after Democrat Nancy Pelosi postponed the presidential speech in the US House.

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By News API, Jan. 17, 2019

An American was among the 21 people killed when gunfire and explosions erupted at a high-end hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, on Tuesday afternoon, according to the U.S. State Department and those who knew him.

Jason Spindler "was tragically among the fatalities," the company he founded, I-DEV International, told ABC News in an email Wednesday. The San Francisco-based strategy and investment advisory firm has an office in Kenya's capital, and Spindler served as the firm's managing director.

By CNBC, Jan. 16, 2019

Women now head the top three directorates of the CIA according to NBC News, a major milestone for an agency long dominated by men. Gina Haspel, a former secretive operations officer and the first woman to lead the CIA, has named more experienced analysts and more women into leadership roles since her confirmation.

Haspel named 34-year agency veteran Elizabeth Kimber as deputy director of operations in early December. She is the first woman to hold the powerful position. Haspel also named Sonya Holt, who also has over three decades of experience, as chief diversity and inclusion officer.

By NY Post, Jan. 15, 2019

Some striking Los Angeles teachers are trying to teach picket-line crossers a lesson — by posting their names on social media.

“These subs crossed our picket line,” Deanna Cambell posted on Twitter Monday — with a list of substitutes working to keep the second-largest school system in the nation open.

By CNBC, Jan. 16, 2019

Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday to gradually raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, a long-shot plan that comes as the party tries to bill itself as a champion of the working class.

The proposal to hike the U.S. wage floor from the current $7.25 will likely fail in the GOP-held Senate even if it gets through the Democratic-controlled House. However, the new House Democratic majority sees the measure as a message that it wants to lift low-wage workers and boost the economy — and an effort to focus on its policy priorities amid the longest government shutdown ever.

By NewsBusters, Jan. 15, 2019

At the midpoint of Donald Trump’s first term, the establishment media’s obvious hostility shows no signs of relenting, but polls show this negative coverage has had no discernible impact on the public’s attitudes toward the President.

Since January 20, 2017, the Media Research Center has analyzed every moment of coverage of President Trump on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts, seen by approximately 23 million people each night. Highlights:

By CNN, Jan. 16, 2019

(CNN) On the same day that an ISIS-claimed attack killed US service members in Syria, Vice President Mike Pence declared that "the caliphate has crumbled and ISIS has been defeated."

Pence's remark to the Global Chiefs of Mission conference at the US State Department came about an hour after the US-led coalition confirmed that American troops had been killed in an explosion in Manbij.

By Larry Elder, Jan. 16, 2019

The media’s “President Donald Trump is a congenital liar” narrative reeks of rampant hypocrisy to those who repeatedly complained while the same media gave President Barack Obama pass after pass for eight years. Obama wanted to become a “transformational” president. He succeeded, thanks in large part to a fawning, compliant media that mostly supported Obama’s policies and ignored the falsehoods he used to pursue them.

Obamacare, to quote former Vice President Joe Biden, was a “big f–-ing deal.” Similarly, pulling all troops from Iraq and spending nearly $1 trillion for so-called economic stimulus programs were also big deals. Each decision required deception that the Trump-hating media were only too happy to ignore.

First, Obamacare. Obama promised it would “lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year” and that “if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period.” Obama falsely claimed that as his mother lay dying from cancer in Hawaii, she had fought with her insurance carriers about her hospital and medical bills. But the biggest falsehood was the promise that Obamacare would “bend the cost curve” down – that compelling insurance companies to carry people with pre-existing conditions would actually reduce health-care costs.

But in an unguarded moment, economist Jonathan Gruber, a key Obamacare architect, admitted: “Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.” About Romneycare, the Massachusetts health-care plan he helped craft, Gruber made another admission: “The dirty secret in Massachusetts is the feds paid for our bill, OK? In Massachusetts we had a very powerful senator you may know named Ted Kennedy. … Ted Kennedy and smart people in Massachusetts had basically figured out a way to sort of rip off the feds for about 400 million dollars a year.”

Second, the economic “stimulus” plan. In December 2008, Vice President-elect Joe Biden said, “Every economist, as I’ve said, from conservative to liberal, acknowledges that direct government spending on a direct program now is the best way to infuse economic growth and create jobs.” A couple weeks later, President-elect Obama said, “There is no disagreement that we need action by our government, a recovery plan to jumpstart the economy.”

Actually, there was disagreement, and a great deal of it.

More than 200 economists, including several Nobel Prize winners, disagreed with his plan to “stimulate” the economy with government spending. In a full-page ad taken out by the libertarian Cato Institute, these economists, joined later by 130 more economists, said: “With all due respect, Mr. President, that is not true. Notwithstanding reports that all economists are now Keynesians and that we all support a big increase in the burden of government, we the undersigned do not believe that more government spending is a way to improve economic performance. … It is a triumph of hope over experience to believe that more government spending will help the U.S. today. … Lower tax rates and a reduction in the burden of government are the best ways of using fiscal policy to boost growth.”

Third, the Iraq pullout. Obama pulled out of Iraq against the advice of his national security team. His secretary of state, secretary of defense, national security adviser, CIA chief, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the U.S. ambassador to Iraq all advised Obama to leave a stay-behind force. But when ISIS grew and metastasized, Obama eventually sent back 5,000 troops, where they remain today.

Did the president, who once referred to ISIS as “a JV team,” admit his costly mistake? On the contrary, Obama claimed that President George W. Bush’s Iraq timetable forced him to withdraw. Hillary Clinton, during the 2016 presidential campaign, also claimed the Bush agreement forced Obama to withdraw based on the timetable supposedly agreed to by the U.S. and Iraq. Never mind that in 2011, then-Secretary of State Clinton advised Obama to keep some troops in Iraq, an acknowledgment that he could have negotiated to do just that., a “nonpartisan, nonprofit ‘consumer advocate’ for voters” run by the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center, examined the claim that Bush tied Obama’s hands on Iraq:

“We take no position on whether the U.S. should have left some combat troops in Iraq. But the record shows that (President Bush) agreed to the withdrawal deadline and agreed not to leave behind a residual force. Likewise, the Clinton campaign’s response that Iraq wouldn’t allow the Obama administration to renegotiate the terms of the withdrawal ignored criticism that Obama didn’t try hard enough. That criticism isn’t just partisan.” And most notably, “His own defense secretary said Obama wasn’t actively engaged in the negotiations and allowed the opportunity to ‘slip away’ (emphasis added).”

These three major Obama policy decisions – Obamacare, leaving Iraq and “stimulus” – were based on deception. But unlike today’s anti-Trump “truth-telling media,” Obama’s media cheered, saluted or looked the other way.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

By Mobile, Jan. 16, 2019

An organizer of the latest migrant caravan was arrested on rape charges in Honduras.

Juan Carlos Molina, the subject of an arrest warrant since August 2015, was on his way to the United States to seek asylum after raping his minor cousin, Diario La Tribuna reported, according to the Gateway Pundit.

By Buzzfeed, Jan. 17, 2019

WASHINGTON — A former staffer for Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee claims in a new lawsuit that the lawmaker retaliated against her and fired her because she was planning to pursue legal action over an alleged rape by a former employee of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

The woman, identified in court papers by the pseudonym Jane Doe, alleges she was raped in October 2015, when she was a 19-year-old intern for the CBCF, by the foundation’s intern coordinator at the time, Damien Jones. The woman said she reported the alleged rape to police and told several people, including Rep. Terri Sewell, her former boss and a distant relative of her mother’s, but did not pursue legal action at the time.

By CA Political Review, Jan. 16, 2019

President Donald Trump’s decision to include a question about citizenship status on the decennial census is receiving critical support – as an activist federal judge tries to remove the question from the 2020 Census.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman issued a preliminary ruling that would ban the U.S. Department of Commerce from asking a citizenship question on the national count “without curing the legal defects.” The Trump administration is expected to appeal the lower court decision to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

By National Review, Jan. 16, 2019

Yesterday, Beto O’Rourke made news. In her Washington Post article yesterday on O’Rourke’s immigration stance, Jenna Johnson made the rather interesting point that he often favors proposing debates and raising questions rather than proposing policies. “O’Rourke says he is being open-minded, as he wishes more politicians would be,” Johnsons writes. Exhibit A in her lengthy interview with him: He raised a question about the Constitution. In a quote that’s already flown through Twitter and conservative media, he said this, when pondering whether the United States is now, in Johnson’s words, “incapable of implementing sweeping change”:

By WND, Jan. 16, 2019

An Atlanta-area man has been accused of plotting to destroy the White House and other government buildings in Washington, D.C.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported the suspect is Hasher Jallal Taheb of Cumming, Georgia.

By Washington Examiner, Jan. 16, 2019

LORDSBURG, N.M. — Ranchers and farmers near the U.S.-Mexico border have been finding prayer rugs on their properties in recent months, according to one rancher who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation by cartels who move the individuals.

The mats are pieces of carpet that those of the Muslim faith kneel on as they worship.

By France 24, Jan. 16, 2019

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack that killed 16 people in Syria's Manbij, including at least four Americans.

Two U.S. service members and two American civilians were among those killed in an explosion while conducting a patrol in Syria on Wednesday, the U.S. military said, an attack that came less than a month after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the war-torn country.

By Washington Times, Jan. 16, 2019

One of the most prominent groups advocating for stricter immigration went to court Wednesday to demand a judge order the Southern Poverty Law Center to stop labeling it a “hate group,” accusing the self-described watchdog of running an illegal racket to silence political opponents.

The Center for Immigration Studies says the SPLC’s accusations that it is racist and anti-immigrant are wrong and have cost the nonprofit support and financial backing by scaring people away from doing business with the center.

By AP News, Jan. 16, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown Wednesday as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his Jan. 29 State of the Union speech. She cited concerns about whether the hobbled government can provide adequate security, but Republicans cast her move as a ploy to deny Trump the stage.

In a letter to Trump, Pelosi said that with both the Secret Service and the Homeland Security Department entangled in the shutdown, the president should speak to Congress another time or he should deliver the address in writing. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen denied anyone’s safety is compromised, saying both agencies “are fully prepared to support and secure the State of the Union.”

By AZ Central, Jan. 16, 2019

On the weekend before Christmas, a group of volunteers set out to search for the remains of dead migrants on the Barry Goldwater Air Force Range, a remote desert area in southwestern Arizona where military jets from bases in Arizona conduct live bombing exercises.

The volunteers from the non-profit group Aguilas del Desierto recovered the skeletal remains of eight migrants in two days. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

By Law And Crime, Jan. 14, 2019

Attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference on Monday along with Faith Rogers, claiming that R. Kelly is retaliating against Rogers in response to allegations that he abused her. Rogers filed a lawsuit against the R&B singer in 2018, claiming that during a relationship that started when she was 19, he engaged in sexual battery and gave her a sexually transmitted disease after failing to disclose that he had one. Rogers also claimed that during her relationship with Kelly, he engaged in abusive behavior that included locking her up for hours and making her call him “Daddy.”

By PJ Medi, Jan. 09, 2019

Environmentalists, and especially climate change activists, would have us believe that they are great humanitarians -- “social justice warriors” fighting for the oppressed. But many of the policies they promote would seriously harm people, especially the poor and disadvantaged. Often, leaders in the movement reveal attitudes that are decidedly anti-human.

For example, a common theme of the massive September 12-14 Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco was “decarbonization,” or quickly ending our use of fossil fuels to supposedly save the climate. Speaking at the summit, former Vice-President Al Gore said: