02/23/18

Commie Van Jones: To Young People, ‘The NRA Is Like the KKK’

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

In the wake of the Parkland, Florida high school massacre, it was only a matter of time and opportunity before the left was going to bring race into the issue. It’s one of the standard weapons used by Marxists. Lo and behold, enter commie Van Jones on CNN. He’s the perfect guy to do this. And bonus, he ties it to the National Rifle Association.

After the shooting, President Trump stated that his administration was seriously considering training and arming teachers to protect students. This caused the left to lose their ever-loving minds. The most outlandish of which was Van Jones stating that we can’t arm teachers… because they are inherently racist. Yesterday, Van Jones got together with Don Lemon and contributor Ken Cuccinelli to debate gun control and the prospect of arming willing educators in classrooms to defend America’s schoolchildren.

“No, you’ve spoken a long time.” Lemon said dismissively. “The SRO had a gun and didn’t use it. To add more guns to an environment — we keep saying the problem is mental issues, the problem is this, the problem is that. In every study, the only reason this happens is because we have so many guns in this country, too much access to guns.” Bull crap. That’s not the issue at all. If someone wants to kill, they are going to find a way. The solution is to have armed security guards and teachers in these schools. In essence, the answer is more guns, not less, to harden soft targets like schools. See Israel.

“Every single country, other than the United States, does not have this problem,” Lemon stated. That’s an absolute lie. He went on to say, “and the only reason, and we should be honest about it, is that we have too much access to guns. Not that guns need to be confiscated or we need to get rid of them, but it’s too much access to guns. If this person did not have an access to a gun, this would not have happened, bottom line.” Yes, it would have. He would have used bombs, knives or something else to kill with. And it doesn’t matter if he has access to guns or not… if he really wants one, he’ll get one.

“In Washington, D.C. you have some of the most restrictive gun laws in America,” Cuccinelli responded, attempting to inject reason into the conversation, “and it’s certainly a land of peace and harmony. All the people doing the killing are illegally obtaining the guns. The notion that’s going to happen isn’t the solution and you brush aside the idea that other responsible people who have shown a commitment to these children might be willing to undertake that responsibility.” Exactly. He also brushes aside constitutional rights and freedoms because it serves a political agenda. A communist one, I might add.

“Most of the people who have guns are responsible and use them responsibly,” Lemon said. “That is not the issue and you’re conflating two different issues. That’s not the issue. But, do you need a military grade weapon on the streets of the United States [note: an AR-15 is not], anyone who is not a police officer or who is trained or licensed to use it? No, we don’t need that. Why do we need to have that silly argument and pretend that it’s anything other than our access to guns?” Yes, and who defines ‘military grade’? They use hand guns in the military too. What Lemon and leftists want is all guns banned, period.

“If it’s a silly argument, then it’s not an argument at all,” Cuccinelli added. “Ken makes a good point in talking about, let’s have an open mind and let’s have a full conversation,” Van said. Which is not what he meant at all. “An open mind, though, Van, doesn’t mean being stupid. Let’s be honest,” Lemon added. “I’m trying to go somewhere with that,” Van Jones said. “Let me try to lay out what I think the concern is with the idea that we would be adding guns to that environment. Ken, you’re pointing out the positives. The positives are maybe someone would use that gun to stop an intruder.”

“There are some real negatives as well,” Jones went on. “African-American and Latino kids already get treated fairly badly in schools as it is. They’re more likely to see as a threat, more likely to be suspended for the exact same behavior. Videotape. Exact same thing. This kid is a threat, this kid is a class clown if he’s white. Now you have African-Americans coming out saying, ‘if you just start passing out guns in schools as they are given some of the bias that’s there, you might end up having those guns used against students in ways that are not good’,” Jones argued. In other words, the teachers are racists and would use the guns against their students of color. Just wow.

Jones said the NRA’s role in the debate over gun policy has been destructive overall, arguing that lawmakers are afraid to take steps to solve gun violence because the group may criticize them. Jones admitted, however, that he does not know what steps the government could take to make any progress. “We haven’t had the kind of innovation, experimentation, trying of things—I don’t know of any of the things being proposed would make any difference at all yet,” Jones said. “But we should know more than we know right now. We should have been able to try things and we haven’t been able to.” Oh, yes you have… every progressive move has made it worse. We need common sense, not more liberal solutions.

“You have a whole generation of young people who essentially see the NRA as their enemy,” Jones said. “To them the NRA is like the KKK; it’s just some hostile force that is against them, that’s risking their lives. These kids, they’re not fighting for their future—they’re fighting for their right to survive, to have a future,” he said. “They do not see the NRA as a friend in that fight.” And they see the NRA that way because leftists have brainwashed them into seeing them as the enemy. That certainly includes Van Jones.

02/23/18

Florida School Shooting: Typical Leftist Exploitation

By: Lloyd Marcus

When I first heard about the terrible Florida school shooting, I knew the American Left (Democrats, fake news and Hollywood) would shamefully exploit the victims the way they always do. The Leftists’ manual, “Rules for Radicals” says, “Never let a crisis go to waste.” In other words, always exploit victim’s pain and suffering to further Leftists’ agenda. We’ve seen Leftists repeatedly use this insidious heartless tactic.

Every time a tragic incident happens, cold calculating Leftist operatives run to the victims with open arms pretending to have their best interest at heart; vowing to fix the problem. But rather than seeking real commonsense solutions, Leftists use victims as cover to further their extreme agenda and attack people they hate; Christians, gun owners, the NRA, Conservatives, Republicans, achievers, non victim-minded minorities and straight white men. The same way Muslim terrorists attack using women and children as shields, Leftists attack their enemies from behind victims. It is disgusting and evil.

Remember the crazy white guy who shot up the Charleston black church? Leftists worked Americans into a frenzy, using the black victims to ban Confederate flags, demand the removal of historic monuments, blame gun owners and white Americans. The shooter never referenced flags or monuments. It did not matter. Leftists exploited the victims to enact racial revenge against Southerners and bash America.

When the Islamic terrorist massacred homosexuals in an Orlando nightclub, Leftists worked Americans into a frenzy. Leftists used the dead homosexuals to attack Christians, anyone not in favor of same sex marriage, the NRA, Conservatives, Republicans and gun owners. None of whom had anything to do with the massacre. Leftists practically ignored the actual shooter.

Black repeat criminal Michael Brown assaulted the clerk while robbing a convenience store. Brown was shot resisting arrest, wrestling the police officer for his gun. Leftists promoted the lie that Brown was murdered by a cop while surrendering with his hands up. http://bit.ly/2Hzf6Yl Leftists’ “hands up, don’t shoot” lie led to cops being ambushed and assassinated http://fxn.ws/2EIhsX1 and Obama usurping control of police departments across America. See how Leftists exploit every incident? How does one cop defending himself lead to Obama taking control of police departments across America?

Meanwhile, blacks murdering each other in record numbers in cities controlled by Democrats gets a yawn from Leftists. http://bit.ly/2ogopV9 We the People don’t matter to Leftists; only furthering their agenda and punishing their enemies.

In the recent Florida shooting, we have a disturbed young man that the FBI knew about. The cops came to his home 36 times. http://nws.mx/2EE742q Like most youths, the shooter posted his craziness on line. And yet, nothing was done to stop him.

Leftists are hiding behind and exploiting the traumatized students. Leftists are lecturing everyone about not politicizing the shooting while they have the students parroting Democrat talking points.

Insidiously, Leftists shifted blame from the actual shooter to Republicans, Trump, the NRA and law abiding gun owners. We’ve seen this scene in western movies. Loudmouth Leftists stand on the jailhouse steps, working the town folks into an angry mob. Innocent Republicans, Trump, the NRA and gun owners who had nothing to do with the shooting are locked up inside the jailhouse. A Leftist community organizer screams, “Let’s drag those no count varmints into the public square and high-tech lynch ’em!”

Neither Republicans, Trump, the NRA nor gun owners had anything to do with the Florida school shooting. Therefore, getting rid of them will not prevent the next shooting. Leftists will accuse anyone stating this obvious truth of not caring about the students.

People are offering commonsense real solutions like hiring security or allowing teachers to carry. Leftists don’t care about real solutions to protect our kids. Leftists only care about using the students as pawns to attack their political enemies. I’m talkin’ pure evil folks.

Leftists always try to make us throw our brains out the window and submit to their emotion driven idiocy, always shrouded in bogus compassion. Ultimately, Leftists want government to confiscate all guns. If that happens, we would be at the mercy of armed bad guys. Why? Because criminals do not obey gun laws.

Why do Leftists reject evidence confirming that crime is lower and people are safer wherever citizens are armed? http://bit.ly/2CpVm5E Bad guys are typically cowards and opportunists.

Democrat politicians, fake news media and Hollywood elites are obsessed with government taking our guns while surrounding themselves with heavily armed security and even secretly caring guns. http://bit.ly/2sEFjkE Leftists lobby government to place rules on us which do not apply to them.

Our hearts and prayers go out to victims of the Florida shooting. It is truly shameful watching Leftists behaving like ambulance chasers; rushing to every incident to throw Americans’ pain, suffering and lives on the alter in worship to their false god of Liberalism.

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
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02/23/18

MYSTERIOUS: During the financial crisis, Nancy Pelosi somehow tripled her net worth to $100 million

By: Doug Ross @ Journal

If only our society had some people we used to call “investigative journalists”. They might be able to figure out how then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi mysteriously tripled her net worth during the height of the financial crisis.

I wonder if Jake Tapper will convene a town hall to discuss Washington’s unerring ability to rape the taxpayer while enriching themselves.

Hat tip: BadBlue Uncensored News

02/23/18

Who Should Get to Vote?

By: T F Stern | Self-Educated American

As a matter of civic duty, the means by which a liberty loving people determine the course their government will take, it’s natural to have this discussion come up from time to time.  It’s to be expected after a horrific event such as claimed the lives of 17 young people when a crazed gunman mowed them down with a semi-automatic rifle, a rifle which uniformed (intentionally misinformed) individuals refer to as an Assault Rifle.

Matt Walsh shared his views regarding raising or lowering the age required to vote in a recent article, Should Raise It. Here’s Why .

“In recent days, the Left has renewed its push to lower the voting age to 16.  They claim that the “civic engagement” of the kids from Parkland, Florida proves that high school students should have the right to vote.”

Walsh went on to say, and this part struck me as more important…

“There is a general misconception common among Americans on both sides of the political aisle. We believe that voting is the divine destiny of all citizens and the fewest possible restrictions should be placed on the practice.”

Rather than being overly concerned with how old an individual might be in order to vote wouldn’t it be in our country’s best interest to use some other form of qualification, a means of establishing adulthood based on something other than age?

That brings up the topic of maturity, proving the ability to act and behave as an adult.  (that just about destroys it for anyone in elected office…)

Mature individuals as a rule have figured out how to manage a budget, live within their means, avoid criminal pursuits and in general are a positive addition to the society they associate with.  They don’t go about tearing their communities down; rather they figure out ways to make it better for themselves and their neighbors.

If you consider this as a measuring stick, a litmus test of maturity, then determining some basic requirements for eligible voters can be established without worrying about age, race, gender or religious leanings.  It would; however, eliminate about 20% of the population from voter eligibility, free loaders who’ve been dependent on redistributed wealth of from others.

Here’s the point, should folks running for elected office pander for votes from those expecting handouts or entitlements or would our communities be better served if those seeking office were held responsible to those actually supporting their communities?  That sure sounds cold; but mature individuals have to make these kinds of decisions.

If some teenaged kid creates a company that rivals that of any adult then he’s contributing to the community much more than some welfare queen with six children from six different baby daddies; or am I being too blunt?  Young men serving in the military are risking their lives in defense of our nation and yet some would deny them their 2nd Amendment rights upon returning home to civilian life without Due Process.

I mentioned the intentional misrepresentation of certain weapons, those defined as “Assault Rifles/Assault Weapons” that somehow are supposed to be exactly the same as fully automatic machine guns and rifles issued by the military…gotta’ take a deep breath, in and out…that’s better…

The term Assault Rifle/Assault Weapon is a made-up term, a fabrication by anti-gun leftists created to scare low information individuals.  The New York Times admitted this after pushing the lie for over 30 years.  There’s no such thing as an Assault Rifle being sold to the general public; machine guns are illegal to purchase without spending a fortune for a special tax stamp that isn’t available without considerable effort.  In short, any responsible citizen, regardless of age, should be able to enjoy his/her 2nd Amendment right until such time as a court of law determines otherwise.

What are the qualifications we might discuss prior to letting one of our fellow citizens vote?  Voting isn’t a right; it’s earned upon becoming a mature contributor to society.  We have gone down the road to socialism by giving the vote, willy-nilly, to those who’ve been sucking our treasury dry and have given nothing in return.

How about we start with something simple, something easy to identify?  To be eligible to vote an individual must a U.S. citizen…and not be accepting Welfare, Food Stamps or in general be on the government dole.

Before anyone jumps on the “racism” horse, it might be an eye opener to find whose been accepting welfare.  Here’s an accounting taken from back in 2012; but it would be similar in most any year following.

“In 2009, 18.6% of the population was participating in at least one means-tested benefit program. That number was up to 21.3% in 2012.”  (which included those accepting SSI benefits from disability and individuals who couldn’t work.  It did not denote whether individuals who’d paid into the SSI program and become vested were considered recipients of welfare)

“Forty-three percent of people had been receiving benefits for 37 to 48 months”

“In 2012, an average of 41.6% of African Americans received means-tested benefits each month. About 18% of Asians or Pacific Islanders and 13% of whites received benefits each month. Thirty-six percent of Hispanics of any race received government assistance.”

Here’s my question, what difference in the mindset of those seeking election would be observed if they understood that only responsible voters would decide who got elected?  Wouldn’t we see a shift toward more responsible government?

Let’s set the bar; to be eligible to vote an individual can’t have been receiving welfare in the 2 years prior to election day.  Non-citizens have no say in how we run our government.

I’ll give folks on the left a chance to go by the garbage bin where they can obtain Free rotten produce, a chance to hurl their kind thoughts my way.  They certainly couldn’t be expected to pay, not for useless waste; that’s what conservatives are expected to pay for.

02/23/18

Perhaps The Most Concentrated Market Advance In History

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities

Many times I have commented about the massive market imbalances, defined as a narrow based advanced focused in a handful of stocks. Many times I have used the number 5 to define this narrowness utilizing industry reports and data to back my statements.

Yesterday the front page of the WSJ read “Index of 500 Stocks is Powered by Just Three.” The article asserts three technology titans have powered nearly half of the 2018 S & P 500 advance. One issue alone accounted for 27% of the rise. Another accounted for 13% and the last 8.3%. Overall, technology has accounted for 75% of the S & P 500 gains, according to the WSJ. In 2017, technology was about 60% of the S & P 500 advance.

I do think it is noteworthy that two mega-sized financials have contributed about 12% to 2018 gains.

Wow! Talk about a myopic market. I thought 2000 was narrow.

Yesterday, the Dow advanced, but the advance was led by the oils, the most beleaguered S & P sector. It is also the sector that is trading at the greatest discount to the price of oil and to the overall S & P in history. The catalyst for the advance was an expected drop in inventories, the largest draw in five weeks and surging exports. Moreover, the data indicated the first drop in production since early January versus a forecasted rise.

The NASDAQ and S & P were nominally lower, the inverse of the status quo.

What will happen today?

Last night the foreign markets were mixed. London was down 0.21%, Paris was down 0.12% and Frankfurt was up 0.13%. China was up 0.63%, Japan was up 0.72% and Hang Sang was up 0.97%.

The Dow should open nominally higher as Treasury prices have steadied. The 10-year is up 9/32 to yield 2.89%.

02/22/18

NRA’s Wayne LaPierre: “European Socialists” Are Taking Over The Democratic Party

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre hit it out of the park at CPAC today. He bluntly warned conservatives that European socialists are smearing gun rights advocates and are trying to strip us of our Second Amendment rights. Bingo. “Socialism is a movement that loves a smear. Racists, misogynists, sexists, xenophobe and more. These are the weapons and vitriol these character assassinations permanently hang on their targets because socialism feeds off manipulated victims,” LaPierre told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

LaPierre laid it out for Republicans today by boldly stating that “European socialists” are taking over the Democratic Party. That’s true, except they already have. He also named the “Occupy” movement, Black Lives Matter and Antifa as radical groups that are promoting “uncivil discourse” and aim to “eliminate due process.” That’s an understatement if I’ve ever heard one. They want to destroy the rule of law and shred the Constitution via chaos, violence and communist revolution. “The elimination of due process is the very gold standard of the socialist state,” he said. Again, correct and it’s refreshing to hear an American leader come out and say it.

LaPierre’s fiery remarks come just as the gun grabbers are descending once again on American society after a tragic shooting at a Florida high school that took 17 lives and wounded 15 others. Jumping on the gun control bandwagon are Democratic lawmakers and more than a few Republicans. Both President Trump and the NRA are pushing the banning of bump stocks. Trump is in favor of raising the legal age to purchase a gun and stiffer background checks “with an emphasis on mental health” that could lead to a gun registry. None of that will work… but arming teachers and placing armed security at schools would. Instead of looking to abridge our rights, why not address the real problem of safety? Banning guns just makes us more ‘unsafe’ and constitutionally weaker.

Some Republicans have cautioned against moving too quickly on legislation as a reaction to the incident. And they are right… chief among those is Ted Cruz who is against anything that takes Constitutional rights away from Americans. Earlier in his speech at CPAC, LaPierre called proposals to limit the amount of weapons available to Americans “completely ridiculous” and said more security would help prevent future school shootings. He’s right. But the Marxists on the left are ginning up lynch mobs to come after the NRA and anyone who supports gun rights. Their vehicle is the leftist media.

“As millions of Americans search for meaningful solutions, what do we find?” Wayne LaPierre asked. “(Sen.) Chris Murphy, (Rep.) Nancy Pelosi and more, cheered on by the national media, eager to blame the NRA and calling for even more government control. They hate the NRA. They hate the Second Amendment. They hate individual freedom.” Yep, LaPierre is telling it like it is.

LaPierre went on to say that the “elites,” better known as “European-style socialists,” don’t care about America’s school children. They never have. They only appear to care when it fits their political agenda: “If they truly cared, they would protect them. For them, it’s not a safety issue. It’s a political issue. They care more about control and more of it. Their goal is to eliminate the Second Amendment and our firearms freedoms so they can eradicate all individual freedoms.” LaPierre said the liberal elites want more restrictions on law-abiding Americans, “Think about that. Their solution is to make all of you less free. They want to sweep right under the carpet the failure of school security, the failure of family, the failure of American’s mental health system, and even the unbelievable failure of the FBI. They fantasize about more laws stopping what other laws fail to stop.”

LaPierre went on to say that existing laws are being ignored, “Their laws don’t stop illegal criminals from crossing our borders every single day. Their laws don’t stop the scourge of gang violence and drug crime that savages Baltimore, Chicago and every major American community. Their laws haven’t stopped the plague of opioids, the Chinese fentanyl from Mexico that floods American streets and kills victims every single day in this country. No wonder law abiding Americans all over this country revere their Second Amendment freedom to protect themselves more than ever.”

Liberals “don’t care if their laws work or not,” LaPierre said. “They just want to get more laws to get more control over people. But the NRA– the NRA does care.” Very nicely put. He also said how the NRA mourns for everyone lost in last week’s shooting, but that we should talk about and implement real, practical security solutions to protect our children. He also noted that jewelry stores, banks, airports, NBA and NFL games, office buildings, and movie stars and politicians are “all more protected than our children at school.” Schools are soft targets that should be hardened immediately to protect all concerned, not softened additionally to leave them as even more enticing killing fields. The NRA advocates “effective, trained, armed security” inside schools to protect children. “Schools must be the most hardened targets in this country,” LaPierre said. “And evil must be confronted immediately with all necessary force to protect our kids.”

LaPierre’s best quote was this, “If they seize power, if these so-called European socialists take over the House and the Senate and God forbid they get the White House again, our American freedoms could be lost and our country will be changed forever,” he said. “And the first to go will be the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution.” And he’s exactly right. I just hope and pray that the NRA and President Trump do not give ground on gun control. We need to strengthen our gun rights, not weaken them like the socialists are trying to do.

02/22/18

January’s FOMC Minutes

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities

The January FOMC Minutes stated that there is “substantial underlying economic momentum,” but indicated the Committee is in no hurry to accelerate the pace tightening. The Minutes indicated the possibility “economic growth would exceed their estimates,” they also cautioned that there were risks that inflation could “undershoot targets.”

Markets initially advanced on the Minutes, but upon further reflection Treasuries sold off. The 30-year is now at yields last experienced in July, 2015 and the 10-year is trading at over 4 year highs. Equities advanced handsomely on the data, but only to end moderately lower as Treasury yields rose.

One part of the Minutes that I found significant is that Committee Members now think the impact of the recent tax cuts could be bigger than previously believed. Moreover, the January meeting was held before the recent congressional agreement that increased both military and nonmilitary discretionary spending.

In other words, I think the mix of fiscal stimulus — both privately and by the government — could be significantly bigger over the next 18 months than assumed at last month’s Fed meeting.

Next week the FRB Chair will present before Congress the Fed’s semiannual forecast. I think this testimony could be of great significance.

For what it is worth department, according to Bloomberg, the markets still have not discounted three interest rate hikes for 2018, much less four and is only pricing in 1.5 hikes for 2019, still half of what the Fed is forecasting.

What will happen today?

Last night, the foreign markets were down. London was down 0.84%, Paris was down 0.25% and Frankfurt was down 0.61%. China was up 1.89%, Japan was down 1.07% and Hang Sang was down 1.48%.

The Dow should open choppy. The 10-year is up 6/32 to yield 2.94%.

02/21/18

Olympics Corrupted to Further Anti-God Agenda

By: Lloyd Marcus

Watching the Olympics was a big deal when I was a kid, a pleasurable family affair. I tuned in the 2018 Olympics expecting to enjoy extraordinary performances. Instead, the announcer began introducing the next performer as a hero for the LGBT community. I immediately turned the channel. Folks, I am so sick of Leftists corrupting everything; usurping every opportunity to promote its anti-God and anti-America agendas. When will We the People just say, “No!”

A U.S. Olympic team homosexual skater, in essence, gave Vice President Pence his middle finger; refusing to meet Pence. Leftists hate Pence for blocking attacks on religious liberty; stopping Christian businesses from being forced to service homosexual weddings against their faith. http://on.wsj.com/2CxppIy

Leftists have taken the pleasure out of watching NFL football; coaches, players and management protesting our country and police. Leftists celebrated mentally ill Bruce Jenner pretending to be a woman. Bruce is considering reversing his surgery back to a man. http://bit.ly/2ERiGyj

Other than turning off your TV, it is impossible to escape Leftists’ relentless promotion of sexual deviance, anti-Trump-ism and anti-Americanism.

Even watching HGTV home remodeling shows has become politicized; bombarding us with same sex couples. Same sex couples are a very small minority. And yet, they are disproportionately represented on HGTV.

Folks, the daily relentless slapping us in the face with homosexuality is a part of a well orchestrated plan to desensitize us, normalize and force what God clearly calls sin down our throats.

At a 1988 summit in Warrenton Virginia, homosexual leaders mapped out their game plan to make Americans embrace homosexuality and hostile to all opposing it. “After the Ball” by Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen is the manual homosexuals used to brainwash Americans; market homosexuality to the mainstream. http://bit.ly/2CzzPaU The funny warmhearted homosexual neighbor in sitcoms has become a cliche.

Kirk and Madsen instructed homosexual activists to use tried and true marketing and brainwashing techniques; transforming Americans into having “warm regard – whether they like it or not.”

Step one was to desensitize straights by relentlessly talking about homosexuality in the straight world. “The main thing is talk about gayness until the issue becomes thoroughly tiresome.”

Kirk and Madsen admitted it would be tough to convince Americans that homosexuality is a “good” thing. “But if you can get them to think it is just “another” thing meriting no more than a shrug of the shoulders – then the battle for legal and social rights is virtually won.”

I have witnessed the success of this Kirk and Madsen tactic. Some relatives have a who cares or what’s the big deal attitude regarding same sex marriage. They view me as an intolerant old fuddy duddy.

Activists’ claims of homosexuals being denied rights is bogus. We are simply defending ourselves from being bullied into affirming their lifestyle, denying our religious freedom.

Be as homosexual as you wannabee. But don’t walk past a dozen bakeries with the gay rainbow logo in their window to force a Christian bakery to bake your same sex wedding cake.

Stop bullying parents into surrendering their kids for LGBT indoctrination in public schools http://bit.ly/2EBMhZu in which kids are encouraged to try homosexuality. Outrageously, the state bars parents from opting out their children.

Here is another Kirk and Madsen tactic. “Portray gays as victims of circumstance and oppression, not as aggressive challengers…gays must be portrayed as victims in need of protection so that straights will inclined by reflex to assume the role of protector.”

Kirk and Madsen’s scheme includes portraying anyone who does not totally affirm homosexuality as a hate-filled villain. Years ago, movies and TV began portraying Christians as wacko hypocritical haters who want homosexuals tortured and murdered. Christianity requires disciples to love homosexuals and lead them to Jesus. Remarkably, Leftists seek to criminalize the loving act of leading homosexuals to Jesus, calling it a “hate crime.” http://bit.ly/2jQkuxU Leftists demand total affirmation of the LGBT agenda, period.

In case you haven’t noticed, TV shows no longer say boyfriend or girlfriend. TV shows say “partner”, stealthily ending gender distinctions. http://bit.ly/1UEWqZy Remember public schools absurdly banning teachers from addressing students as boys and girls? http://fxn.ws/2aSCFyy

Folks, we are being bullied and brainwashed by Kirk and Madsen tactics. What will be LGBT activists’ jump-the-shark-moment, prompting We the People to just say, “No”?

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
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02/21/18

The “New” Conservatives: Pro-Gay, Pro-Pot, Pro-Russia

By: Cliff Kincaid

Ronald Reagan would be rolling over in his grave if he knew what the leadership of the American Conservative Union (ACU) was doing to the conservative movement. The ACU, which sponsors the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), has destroyed one leg of Reagan’s “three-legged stool” approach to conservatism, and has greatly undermined another.

Reagan’s approach emphasized the fiscal/economic, social/moral, and national security aspects of conservatism. Under this approach, the secret of success is maintaining all three legs of the stool. But the stool is broken at CPAC 2018.  The Swamp has taken over.

This scandal unfolds as we are reminded that last year’s CPAC invited and then disinvited “gay conservative” Milo Yiannopoulos after he made comments condoning man-boy sex.

As someone who met Reagan in the White House and heard his speeches at CPAC, I have the experience and history in the movement to comment. I introduced then-Rep. Mike Pence at CPAC in 2009. My group America’s Survival, Inc. has been an exhibitor at CPAC in the past.

But for speaking out on the subject of CPAC’s libertarian/leftward drift, I have already been denied media credentials to cover this year’s conference. CPAC told me to buy a ticket if I wanted to go. (For the record, I operate a global media platform, America’s Survival TV, which reaches more than 60 countries through YouTube and Roku). But there’s more to this scandal than the decision by these mislabeled “conservatives” to silence a dissenting authentic conservative voice.

As an Eagle Scout, I was taught to be “morally straight.” The Scouts have since been effectively taken over by the homosexual movement, and so apparently has CPAC.  ACU executive director Dan Schneider, who claims to be an Eagle Scout, banned the pro-family group MassResistance from even having a table in the exhibit hall. He said he was offended by Camenker’s disrespectful tone toward gays during a speech from years ago. Meanwhile, the so-called Log Cabin Republicans, who march in gay rights parades and hold graphic and obscene signs, are allowed to have a booth in the exhibit hall. They promote gay marriage and “trans troops” and have received the endorsement of President Trump. It’s their perversion of the sacred institution of marriage that is truly disrespectful.

President Trump, the star of Joel Gilbert’s film “Trump: the Art of the Insult,” is a featured CPAC speaker. Remember that Trump had poured tens of thousands of dollars into the coffers of the American Conservative Union. But he cancelled his CPAC speech in 2016 because of conservative suspicions that he wasn’t that conservative and that he would get a tepid reception. One can understand having Trump speak to CPAC as president, since he has carried out some conservative policies. CPAC attendees will want to hear Trump take on the forces that gave us the Obama presidency and what he is doing to dismantle their gains.

But CPAC’s invitation to the niece of French politician Marine Le Pen, who has praised former KGB officer and Russian President Vladimir Putin as a Christian statesman, is indefensible.  Her appearance overshadows some other CPAC panels featuring some good national security experts.

ACU chairman Matt Schlapp defends the choice of Le Pen on freedom of speech grounds, oblivious to the fact that his sidekick Dan Schneider banned the MassResistance group from even paying for a table to exhibit their books and literature.

It seems curious until you realize that Mercedes Schlapp, the wife of Matt Schlapp, works for the Trump White House as Director of Strategic Communications. His bio says that he and his wife are founding partners of Cove Strategies, a “legislative, communications and political consulting firm.” In other words, they are lobbyists. They are paid to get access to Washington politicians for various clients. “Cove Strategies specializes in established relationships and connections to Republican officeholders and center-right influencers,” says his website. This is a picture-perfect definition of what we might call “The Swamp.”

One suspects that Le Pen’s Russian-financed National Front political party is on the hunt for some “influencers” in the nation’s capital and the Trump White House.

In another controversy, CPAC has abandoned the Ronald and Nancy Reagan stance against using illegal drugs and this year is featuring a “debate” on the subject with somebody from the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce. The use of marijuana in Colorado has destroyed the minds of many young people, increased fatalities on the road, led to more homelessness, and caused some tragic deaths and murders.  One of the most notorious was a Denver man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife while he was high on marijuana edibles. Richard Kirk was sentenced to 30 years in prison. CBS4 in Denver reported that Kirk told the court during the sentencing that if he “had not taken a marijuana edible his wife Kristine would be here today.”

So what is happening at CPAC? The influence of Big Marijuana, a booming business in Colorado, has to be considered a factor. As the bodies of the stoners pile up and students get mentally impaired by smoking dope, the marijuana industry will want to find some of its own “influencers” in Washington, D.C. to protect its profits. Interestingly, Republican Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado has emerged as one of Big Marijuana’s biggest friends in Washington, D.C. So have the Koch Brothers. They hate Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ rollback of former President Obama’s illegal pro-marijuana policies.

It turns out the libertarian Koch Brothers believe in a “free and open society” in the same way that leftist billionaire George Soros does. Soros largely financed the drug legalization movement, in the name of an “open society.”  After legalizing marijuana, they aim to legalize other mind-altering drugs, including LSD, in the name of compassion, medicine, states’ rights, and even spiritual enlightenment. This dangerous scam must be resisted before more lives are lost.

In addition to the lobbying activities by The Swamp, one suspects that big money from the pro-gay GOP hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer is also playing a behind-the-scenes role.

Even a powerhouse figure like Dennis Prager is not immune to the pressure. He put out a Prager University video with Guy Benson of Fox News pitching his homosexuality as a conservative value to young people. Fox News, supposedly a conservative channel, has long been in the deep pockets of the homosexual lobby, with anchor Shep Smith crusading for gay rights on the air and the channel’s management financing the activities of NLGJA, a network of LGBTQ media “professionals.”

Some conservatives were slow to understand what Barack Hussein Obama’s campaign to “fundamentally transform” the United States was all about. They thought he was a misguided liberal, not a hard-core Marxist. Obama’s agenda was Cultural Marxism, as well as weakness and appeasement in foreign affairs.

ACU claims, “For more than fifty years, ACU has served as an umbrella organization harnessing the collective strength of conservative organizations fighting for Americans who are concerned with liberty, personal responsibility, traditional values, and strong national defense.”

This is false advertising. In the social and moral area, it looks like they have made room under their “conservative” umbrella for the radical gay leftists and libertarians, who want to recruit our school kids to the gay lifestyle, by forcing out those of us who really do believe in “traditional values.” At the same time, these kids should have access to dope, so they can become dopes. In foreign policy, being pro-Russia is not a disqualifier.

Little did grass-roots conservatives know that leaders of the conservative establishment in Washington, D.C., who are members in good standing of The Swamp, would climb on board Obama’s Cultural Marxism train and keep it chugging along.

The “Obama conservatives” are in charge of CPAC.

02/21/18

Short Term Treasury Yields Are Now At The Highest Level Since September 2008

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities

A theme of these remarks is to expect the unexpected. At the beginning of 2017, all were expecting the dollar to continue to rally. Instead. the greenback has fallen about 10%, a decline that is occurring in the face of higher than expected interest rates, which in theory should have supported the dollar. As noted several times, two months ago consensus had expected only two increases. Now there is the specter of four.

A simplistic explanation for this weakness is economic growth is strong in the rest of the world. Back in 2014 when the world economy was weaker than that of the US, even the suggestion that the Fed would begin to raise rates triggered a big rise in the dollar.

Yesterday, the Treasury Department held its six-month bill auction. The yield was the highest since September 2008. The two year — or the instrument most sensitive to monetary policy — also rose to the highest level since 2008.

The declining dollar will have big effects on the economy. The recent spending deal, together with tax cuts already passed will provide a boost to domestic demand and import growth in the near term. Ultimately, the depreciation of the dollar suggests that export grow will accelerate, thus suggesting the big drag on economic growth from net trade in the fourth quarter of last year will not be sustained in 2018.

It is generally accepted the declining dollar will add about 0.5% to the CPI, a combination of higher import prices and greater growth.

Wow!

Speaking of higher interest rates, the S & P 500 earnings yield relative to the 10-year Treasury yields is now at an 8-year low. Traditionally, if the 10-year yields more than the earnings yield, equities will experience volatility. Will the volatility be heightened?

It is now the consensus view that technology via algorithmic trading is dictating market direction. The vast majority of trading decisions are not made upon any macroeconomic or geopolitical analysis, but rather momentum and moving average lines. In my view, the markets are totally void of rational thought. The environment will change, reverting back to rationality, but the catalyst is perhaps the one not yet discussed, occurring when least expected.

Speaking of possible over reaction, yesterday Wal-Mart fell over 10% and the most since 1988 as its earnings fell short of expectations, the result of lower than expected growth in its e-commerce division.

Today the Minutes from the January Fed meeting will be posted. How will such be interpreted?

Last night the foreign markets were mixed. London was up 0.04%, Paris was down 0.32% and Frankfurt was down 0.69%. China was closed for a holiday, Japan was up 0.21% and Hang Sang was up 1.81%.

The Dow should open flat ahead of the Fed Minutes. The 10-year is unchanged at a 2.89% yield.