09/30/16

Was the Fix in on FBI Investigation of Hillary Clinton’s Emails?

By: Roger Aronoff | Accuracy in Media

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The more that details about the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email practices come to light, the more their efforts appear to have been a sham designed to exonerate her of wrongdoing from the very beginning. As we wrote, the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) failure to indict Hillary, based on the recommendation of FBI Director James Comey, has moved the United States closer to banana republic status.

The Clinton family’s ongoing corruption and Hillary Clinton’s pay-to-play as secretary of state have also created a precedent which could encourage other politicians to enrich themselves at the expense of the integrity of their office. The FBI’s light touch also has created a double standard on national security, where high-profile figures such as Mrs. Clinton walk free while others lose their security clearance or are fined or jailed.

Yet some on the left are unhappy with Comey’s investigation because of the comments he made publicly characterizing Mrs. Clinton as “extremely careless” with classified information. “What Comey should have done…was handle the Clinton probe like any other routine inquiry: provide confidential recommendations to prosecutors, release a strictly factual statement noting that the investigation would be closed, and resist external pressures to inappropriately air the FBI’s findings outside a court of law,” argues Riley Roberts, former speechwriter for former Attorney General Eric Holder, in Politico Magazine.

Arguably, Clinton’s status as a presidential candidate under FBI investigation may have called for some public justification of the FBI’s decision. However, despite Comey’s open criticisms, the fact remains that he decided to recommend no indictment for Hillary Clinton. There will be no accountability for Clinton’s many lies about classified information on her private email server or the way she jeopardized national security as secretary of state.

Upon further review, it appears that Mr. Comey’s investigation was highly unusual, given the five immunity agreements that were handed out. According to Paul Sperry, writing for the New York Post, not only was Platte River Networks’ Paul Combetta granted immunity, the DOJ upheld this immunity despite the fact that he had lied to the investigators during an interview.

“Instead of asking Attorney General Loretta Lynch to revoke his immunity deal and squeezing him, Comey let [Combetta] go because he was a ‘low-level guy,’ he testified at the House hearing. It’s yet another action by Comey,” wrote Sperry, “that has left former prosecutors shaking their heads.”

At that September 28 House Judiciary Committee hearing featuring Director Comey as a witness, Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) accused Combetta of “trying to cover-up the cover-up” by first using Reddit to solicit information on how to strip email address information and then trying to delete his posts. “The same guy later took Bleachbit and did delete emails,” continued Rep. Jordan.

But Comey insisted that the immunity agreement was necessary to ensure that the FBI got the facts.

“There’s no doubt Combetta was involved in deleting emails,” said Comey. “He had the ‘O-sh-t’ moment, as he told us, and that’s why it was very important for us to interview this guy to find out who told you to do that, why did you do that.”

According to Andy McCarthy, writing for National Review, Secretary Clinton’s former chief of staff Cheryl Mills and Clinton aide Heather Samuelson also received immunity agreements meant to ensure that they gave the FBI access to their laptops. However, the FBI could have just subpoenaed the computers or obtained a search warrant instead.

Sperry makes it clear that Mills was lying to investigators, as well. She, apparently, “told agents she had no idea Clinton maintained a private email server,” he writes. However, the email record demonstrates that she emailed the server administrator to ask about the status of that very server.

McCarthy calls the granting of these immunity agreements “very strange” behavior by the FBI. “The Justice Department could have required the production of the computer by simply issuing a grand jury subpoena,” he writes. “And had there been any concern that Mills would not cooperate, would destroy the computer, or would ‘misplace’ it (as Team Clinton claims to have misplaced so many Hillary devices), investigators could have applied for a search warrant and seized the computer.”

To add insult to injury, the FBI allowed Samuelson and Mills to sit in on Hillary Clinton’s interview with the bureau.

Former U.S. attorney Solomon Wisenberg, who conducted the grand jury questioning of President Bill Clinton, argues that the FBI should never have allowed Cheryl Mills to sit in on Mrs. Clinton’s interview. “Competent prosecutors do not allow a key witness to participate as an attorney in an FBI interview of the main subject,” he writes. “It just isn’t done.” He writes that “if Clinton insisted on Mills’s attendance, the interview would be conducted under the auspices of the federal grand jury.”

In addition, it was inappropriate that the only interview of such a high profile subject wasn’t recorded. It is preposterous that nine people were allowed to sit in during the interview. Comey acknowledged that this was unusual, but he said it was not unprecedented, though he didn’t cite any precedents.

The FBI should have convened a grand jury instead of just conducting light touch interviews, argued former U.S. attorney Joe DiGenova, speaking at a recent Judicial Watch event. “Now, it is evident to me…what Mr. Comey should have done at the beginning of this investigation was empanel a grand jury,” said DiGenova. “When you want to investigate crimes involving national security information, classified information, you don’t do interviews. You issue subpoenas to witnesses, third parties for documents. You make people come into court and fight them in front of a federal judge…”

The left continues to claim that Mrs. Clinton is held to a different standard, a double standard when compared to other candidates. However, it is clear that the FBI did hold Mrs. Clinton and her aides to a different standard—one which gives a free pass to lies and corruption.


Roger Aronoff is the Editor of Accuracy in Media, and a member of the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi. He can be contacted at [email protected]. View the complete archives from Roger Aronoff.

09/29/16

Obama’s Reckless Plan Threatens U.S. Oversight of Internet

By: Roger Aronoff | Accuracy in Media

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The Obama administration is poised to surrender control of certain Internet functions to non-profit ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, on October 1. According to Americans for Limited Government’s senior editor Robert Romano, opposition to this Internet giveaway has united Republicans such as Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and presidential candidate Donald Trump. But questions remain as to whether or not the Republicans will unite sufficiently to insist language is included in a continuing resolution that will forbid the transfer of control.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) actually stripped out this language from the continuing resolution, and a vote to end debate on the current language, which does not fix the ICANN issue, failed on September 27. This is the latest Obama administration scandal, one that threatens the integrity of the Internet. President Obama is seeking to cedeoversight of Internet protocols to a multinational body, effectively ending unilateral American control over these functions.

Romano writes that this is the “Last chance to save the free and open Internet.”

A group of prominent national security professionals have sent a letter to Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford Jr. in opposition to the transfer. “Of…immediate concern to us…is the prospect that the United States might be transferring to future adversaries a capability that could facilitate, particularly in time of conflict, cyberwarfare against us,” they write. “In the absence of [the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s] stewardship, we would be unable to be certain about the legitimacy of all IP addresses or whether they have been, in some form or fashion, manipulated, or compromised.”

The transition could affect the status of Internet domain names, including .mil and .gov. “The Administration has failed to ensure U.S. ownership and control of .MIL and .GOV in perpetuity,” wrote a coalition of citizens and non-profits this August. “Both are vital national assets.” They argue that the Department of Commerce is doing “precisely” what Congress “forbade.”

One concern is that the transition will make these Internet functions subject to the desires of oppressive nations such as China and Russia. Yet the mainstream media are working to cast the change as managerial, and inconsequential. The Washington Post’s Fact Checker Glenn Kessler recently gave Senator Cruz three Pinocchios for saying that the change would “empower countries like Russia, like China, like Iran to be able to censor speech on the Internet.” This is because, Kessler writes, “ICANN says it is only a technical administrator that does not regulate content on the Internet” and this claims “it has power that does not exist.”

Similarly, The Los Angeles Times editorial board calls Sen. Cruz’s argument “ridiculous.” “The only role the U.S. government plays today is an administrative one, checking to make sure that ICANN follows the correct procedures before any changes to the master list of domains can go into effect,” they write. “That’s hardly the Internet’s last defense against the tyranny of despots.”

However, the LA Times editorial board may be overlooking other functions of ICANN.According to Motherboard, “one of the most important cryptographic key pairs on the internet” is about to be changed “for the first time” by none other than ICANN. “This key ensures that when web users try to visit a website, they get sent to the correct address,” writes Joseph Cox. “Without it, many internet users could be directed to imposter sites crafted by hackers, such as phishing websites designed to steal information.”

According to the Epoch Times, the New York-based newspaper owned and run by Chinese-Americans opposed to the Communist regime in China, “Already, the Chinese regime is moving to fill the void left by the U.S. handover—and its new system for governing the internet goes far beyond the responsibilities held by ICANN.” They state that “Over the last two years, Chinese leaders have drafted an authoritarian set of laws that governs every facet of the internet.”

Theresa Payton, writing for The Hill, argues that altering the U.S.’s relationship with ICANN during an election season is unwise. “When the calendar hits Sept. 30, a mere 6 weeks before our election, the United States cannot be assured that if any web site is hacked, the responsible party will be held accountable,” she writes. “We cannot be sure if a web site is valid. We cannot be sure if one country is being favored over another. These are all the things ICANN is responsible for and has worked perfectly since the Internet was created.” Payton is a former White House Chief Information Officer and currently the CEO of a cyber security company.

Why make the change now? she asks.

“As a private organization, ICANN is not bound by the First Amendment, which ICANN’s CEO and President Göran Marby admitted in a recent Senate hearing,” write Sen. Cruz and Representative Sean Duffy (R-WI) for The Daily Signal. “The First Amendment applies only to the [American] government. So if the government is out of the picture, the First Amendment is too. And that means that ICANN would be free to regulate internet speech by restricting which websites can gain access to the internet based on their speech.”

“It’s important to remember that the devil is always in the details, and what the administration attempts to spin as a ‘clerical’ function can easily be used to bludgeon free speech,” they add.

“So why is Obama willing to jeopardize internet freedom?” they ask. “The administration believes that continued U.S. supervision of the domain name system will prompt China, Russia, Iran, and other countries that have been clamoring for more influence in internet governance to fracture the internet by setting up their own networks, perhaps under United Nations control…By ending U.S. oversight, the Obama administration will disempower the American people and empower China, Russia, and Iran, putting those regimes one step closer to their goal,” which Cruz and Duffy argue is “to control the global internet infrastructure.”

Brett Schaefer and Paul Rosenzweig for Heritage’s Daily Signal wonder whether ICANN is too corrupt to take on additional duties. “Earlier this year, ICANN was challenged in U.S. court regarding its failure to follow proper procedures in awarding the .africa domain name,” they write. “The dilemma arose from the ICANN board’s attempt to improperly appease governments who had objected to the original delegation.”

Far from “rule by geeks”—who ostensibly have nothing to gain by appeasing global dictators—Schaefer and Rosenzweig foresee the transition as “rule by a global monopolistic self-perpetuating elite.”

If the Department of Commerce’s NTIA has successfully overseen the contract to date, one must ask why the transition is even necessary. This is especially true if the change is “minor,” as the LA Times editorial board has asserted. However, this is but another part of President Obama’s consistent push for multilateral agendas at the expense of American power and sovereignty.

The transition “has rankled Republicans who say it could put the internet in the hands of hostile actors,” reported The Hill, once again casting only Republicans, and not citizens, as in opposition to this change.

This is a radical change,” argued Rick Moran for The American Thinker. “I suspect we will see almost immediately that it was a mistake. But once the transfer is made, it will be too late to get it back, leaving us pretty much at the mercy of anti-freedom governments.”

The liberal media continue to assert that handing over a function of the Internet will have minor repercussions. That’s because few in the media want to blame President Obama for, once again, damaging U.S. interests in his pursuit of the transformation of America. This is a complicated issue, but after the lies employed to sell the country on the phony Iran deal, and on Obamacare, Congress should block this surrender of U.S. Internet oversight for at least as long as Obama is President.


Roger Aronoff is the Editor of Accuracy in Media, and a member of the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi. He can be contacted at [email protected]. View the complete archives from Roger Aronoff.

09/28/16

Could your Congressman pass an FBI security check? Luis Gutierrez of Illinois wouldn’t have a prayer

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

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Luis Gutierrez

Luis Gutierrez is one of many “security risk” Congressmen and Senators exposed in Trevor Loudon’s new documentary: The Enemies Within.

Luis Gutierrez represents the 4th district of Illinois in the US House of Representatives. He is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and until recently served on the House Intelligence Committee, which oversees all of America’s 16 intelligence gathering organizations.

Gutierrez is also a member of the pro-socialist Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Cuban-tied Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Only the fact that there are no security checks to serve on any House committee enables Gutierrez to hold any responsible position in the US government.

Luis Gutierrez was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 10, 1953 and later moved to Puerto Rico, his parent’s birthplace, before returning to Chicago to attend college. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern Illinois University in 1975 and then worked as a teacher, cab driver, “community activist” and a social worker for ten years.

1980’s Chicago mayor Harold Washington‘s electoral coalition included many members of the pro-Cuba, Marxist-Leninist, Puerto Rican Socialist Party. Luis Gutierrez, who became a Chicago Alderman under Washington, was a leader of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party and was able to secure government funds for the PSP-sponsored cultural center and for Party-sponsored “social services.”

Gutierrez’s rise through Chicago local politics was enabled by his involvement with two influential pro-China communist groups, the League of Revolutionary Struggle and the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Gutierrez regularly endorsed and wrote for the League’s newspaper Unity and worked with several Freedom Road members right into recent times.

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Unity July 18, 1988 issue

In the summer of 1986, Freedom Road’s Forward Motion magazine sponsored a forum in Chicago on electoral politics.

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Luis Gutierrez was a newly elected Alderman from Chicago’s overwhelmingly Puerto Rican 26th District. After participating in radical student politics at Northeast Illinois University, Gutierrez became involved in community housing activism in the Humboldt Park-Westown area.

His first election bid to Congress in 1992 was won decisively with 75 percent of the vote. The Marxists of Chicago’s Democratic Socialists of America regarded this as a “progressive” move:

Progressive forces in Illinois made history November 3 by electing Carol Moseley Braun as the first African-American woman to the U.S. Senate.

Chicago City Council member Luis Gutierrez was elected the first Latino to the U.S. House of Representatives from the midwest.

In July of 1996, the Democratic Socialists of America Political Action Committee endorsed Luis Gutierrez, Illinois 4, in that year’s Congressional elections.

When  Gutierrez ran for Congress in 1998, Democratic Socialists of America did not officially endorse any candidates, but he was “recommended” as worthy of a vote:

Luis Gutierrez, U.S. House of Representatives, 4th District…Luis Gutierrez is a member of the Progressive Caucus, and a supporter of the Progressive Challenge…

Joseph Connor, an author and anti-terrorism advocate, tells how his father was murdered by a Puerto Rican terrorist group and how former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was directly involved in pardoning the terrorists.

“When Hillary Clinton was looking to run for senator of New York, she had no connection to New York at all. She was from Chicago to Arkansas,” Connor said. “And she got approached by various pro-terrorist politicians.”

These included Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) and New York City councilman Jose Rivera, who gave Clinton “a packet on clemency” and requested that she “speak to the President and ask him to consider executive clemency” for the FALN. A couple of weeks later, clemency was granted to the terrorists and Clinton’s Senate campaign expressed support for the move so long as the terrorists renounced violence.

In August 2008, the Obama Campaign announced the formation of its National Latino Advisory Council, highlighting the continued growth of support Senator Obama was receiving in the Latino community nationwide.

Its members included Communist Party USA affiliated Congressman Xavier Becerra and Raul Grijalva, Congressman  Gutierrez, Democratic Socialists of America member Eliseo Medina and far left Congress members Linda Sanchez, Hilda Solis and Nydia Velazquez.

On June 25th, 2011, long time Communist Party USA affiliate Rudy Lozano, Jr. announced his second bid for State Representative, for the 21st District.

Lozano’s listed endorsers included Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez, 4th District.

In 2013, the Alinskyite, Democratic Socialists of America-controlled Midwest Academy gave Gutierrez its Progressive Leadership Award.

In recent years, Gutierrez has grown increasingly close to Muslim Brotherhood fronts such as the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR.

Through it all, CAIR has been a steady force steering us towards understanding and the core values that define our nation. Whether it is working in Chicago to build bridges or tirelessly walking the halls of Congress in Washington, CAIR is there…

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-IL) (September 2011).

Rep. Gutierrez, addressed CAIR-Chicago’s 8th Annual Banquet, “A Future Without Bigotry” on March 3rd, 2012.

Thank you .. for your generous introduction and to Ahmed Rehab and the entire Chicago-CAIR family and you, their supporters. I appreciate the recognition and this very welcoming hometown audience and this chance to talk about our continued partnership for human rights, civil rights, and treating people with basic dignity and decency…

I will not go into detail about the Intelligence Committee because a lot of it is secret and classified. Can you imagine the clip on Fox News? “Democratic Congressman briefs Islamic group on classified intelligence matters”…They would do a breaking news special report and it would drive the news for three days.

But what I can tell you is that in my position on the House Intelligence Committee, and particularly on the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Human Intelligence, Analysis and Counterintelligence, I have worked to counter the false narrative that “Muslim” and “Terrorist” are synonyms in the English language.

Gutierrez endorsed CAIR again in 2016.

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09/28/16

Fact Checking in Journalism

By: Sridhar “Sri” Rangaswamy

If anyone is going to do some fact checking – they need to check both ways.

Fact finding in journalism needs to be done for both candidates. You should not be able to be a moderator if you don’t – period.

In journalism, the ultimate goal is to follow the Constitution, as well as have high levels of ethics, honesty and integrity. They talk like they do so, but in reality they do not follow the Constitution. I hope you are aware of who I am talking about … This is about Lester Holt, who did not do a fair job last night. He did not follow the U.S. Constitution and laws … He did not do solid work.

He kept intervening every time Donald Trump would speak. It showed he had made up in his mind as to what team he represented. Instead of doing a fair, ethical job, he tried to upset Trump. He should not be working if he keeps doing this.

Why do we like to have a moderator in the first place? Because they stand by truth, honesty, integrity and have high ethics.

This country was founded by fathers who believed in high morals, to quote Abraham Lincoln and a few others in the past. It is built on conservative principles…

If I was Lester Holt, I would step down as moderator and apologize to GOP Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump. He did not ask Hillary anything about Clinton’s Foundation. He did not ask anything about the email leak, which is costing the entire country a great deal. He did not talk about the immoral values of Bill Clinton and how they manipulated things. He did not talk about the money squandered from Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia does not even support women driving cars! How does this make her look? Let her practice what she preaches. She is not a great example of this.

He ignored all of these questions and keeps insisting on the Birther issue for Obama. President Obama’s middle name is Hussein … so there is little doubt about his origins and he has like-minded people surrounding him.

09/27/16

Weekly Featured Profile – Roger Kim

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Roger Kim is a Senior Strategy and Planning Officer on Climate, for the Democracy Alliance, through which mega donors fund many far left causes. He lives in the Bay Area and is an alumni of UCLA.

Roger Kim is a former Senior Adviser to the Mayor of San Francisco and a former Executive Director for the Freedom Road Socialist Organization front Asian Pacific Environmental Network.

In 2003, Roger Kim was leader of the campaign to oppose California’s Proposition 54, which would have prohibited classification of any individual by race, ethnicity, color or national origin.

Around the same time Roger Kim was a leader of the Korea Solidarity Committee, a support group for the world’s most repressive communist regime, the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (North Korea).
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In recent times, Kim has been active in a the far left Bay Area New Priorities Campaignand the Chinese Progressive Association (San Francisco), which is very supportive of the People’s Republic of China.

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09/27/16

A Money Changers Moment for Catholics

By: Cliff Kincaid

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Of all the groups that Barack Obama bamboozled in 2008 and 2012, Catholics were the biggest suckers. They voted for Obama and now, according to the polls, they are backing Hillary. But evidence suggests that some people in the Catholic media are waking up. They are promising not to get fooled again. They could influence millions of Catholics to abandon the Democratic Party in this critical election year.

The Catholic Standard editorial, “The Fruits of Silence,” by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, may be a signal of what’s to come. It is a strong indictment of the liberal intelligentsia and their “politically correct” mindset. Wuerl communicates a sophisticated awareness of how the far-left uses misleading talk about solving the problem of “discrimination” against various groups, in order to force their radical views on society at large. He writes, “Here is how it works. A legislative body passes a law that says it is illegal to discriminate against a specific group of people and their behavior. This classification of ‘discrimination’ includes Catholic teaching or any requirement concerning behaviors in our Catholic schools. In other words, such laws would find that a Catholic school discriminates when it teaches that taking the life of an unborn child is wrong or that sexual activity outside of marriage is immoral. The charge of discrimination is also directed at Catholic schools when they expect their teachers to support the teaching in words and deeds.”

Without saying so explicitly, Wuerl is describing how the liberals and leftists working through the Democratic Party are not only censoring the views of people who believe in traditional values, but are also destroying institutions that convey these values to young people.

“During all of this drama, an equally constant factor has been the silence of so many Catholics and other neighbors in the community whose voices might have influenced the outcome,” he adds. Those are the Catholics intimidated by—or active agents of—the forces of political correctness. They are the liberal Catholics who don’t believe in what their church teaches on such issues as abortion and homosexuality. They want to see their church transformed into an arm or adjunct of the Democratic Party, which is radically pro-abortion, pro-gay, and pro-transgender.

But not all Catholics are remaining silent. The EWTN Catholic cable channel, which reaches tens of millions of people in the U.S., has been running a blockbuster film, “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing,” examining how Marxists have subverted the church from within by recruiting clergy into revolutionary socialist activities that divide people and cause conflict. The film is described as “a lens into America’s cultural Marxism euphemistically called ‘progressivism.’”

While the film is spiritual and moral in its basic orientation, filmmakers Richard and Stephen Payne discussed with EWTN host Father Mitch Pacwa, a former community organizer featured in the film, how this insidious form of community organizing, led by Saul Alinsky, was embraced not only by Barack Obama but also Hillary Clinton. Like Obama, Mrs. Clinton was a disciple of Alinsky. She wrote a thesis at Wellesley College on his revolutionary strategies.

As many Catholics get educated—perhaps for the first time—about the subversion in the church and its link to liberal politicians, the Donald J. Trump campaign has announced the creation of a new group to provide advisory support to the candidate on issues and policies important to Catholics. Interestingly, one of the members of this new group is Lisa Bourne, a journalist with LifeSiteNews.

Bourne has written such articles as “How billionaire George Soros is trying to hijack the Catholic Church for his progressive agenda,” and “Is the $91 million Obama refugee grant to the USCCB [United States Conference of Catholic Bishops] tied to bishops’ silence on Hillary?” The latter article questions whether or not the millions of federal dollars going to the Catholic bureaucracy is a reason for the bishops’ virtual silence on Hillary Clinton’s “atrocious record on life and family.”

With the release of the new film “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing,” the tide may be turning in favor of the conservative Catholics angry about the internal takeover of their church. The film is the work of a Roman Catholic production company, Arcadia Films, and is getting national attention from local Catholic groups such as Voice of Catholics Advocating Life. The film can be downloaded and watched on a personal computer or such platforms as Apple TV, Roku and Chromecast.

But what will the Catholic hierarchy do? Wuerl’s provocative editorial, “The Fruits of Silence,” complained about “the ease with which today a politically correct morality is being forced on our Catholic institutions in place of our own Catholic moral tradition.” This is apparent on abortion, defined by the politically correct as a woman’s right to choose rather than an unborn child’s right to life, as well as homosexual marriage, a scheme that obliterates male/female differences and the divine plan for human life on earth.

An editorial with this kind of strong message should cause headaches among Democrats who think they can dupe Catholics in another election year. But if Cardinal Wuerl is serious about dealing with the problem, he will show the film “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” to the bishops, and ask pastors to air it in local parishes.

Wuerl said, “When the future of our Catholic schools and the education they provide for our children is at stake, we cannot remain silent.”

This is a money changers moment for the Catholic Church. Will they remain true to the teachings of their church and chase the bureaucrats, progressives, and hedge fund operators from the church? Or will they stay silent and continue counting the money from the progressive state and its financial sponsors?


Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected] View the complete archives from Cliff Kincaid.

09/27/16

Legal Immigrants are Swayed by Emotions Rather than Facts

By: Sridhar “Sri” Rangaswamy

  • Why do immigrants think differently? The reason: They have been fed all wrong notions without facts.
  • The number of unemployed Afro-Americans has been extremely high the past 8 years. Statistics can be provided for validation. We can check the census.gov.
  • The unemployment rate for the Hispanic community is also rapidly increasing.

All these are proven facts:

We should always go by the facts, rather than emotion. We should not always say what others are saying. This has been done for the past 8 years.

Who is responsible for it? We need to thoroughly inspect, instead of blindly following.

I was talking to my leasing agents in Tulsa, Oklahoma and they were stating it has gotten really bad in the Tulsa area.

Bill Clinton’s trade issue is still affecting the area, according to others with the same leasing company – they were extremely upset.

Here are details – facts and numbers:

During Obama’s tenure, the percentage of African Americans struggling below the poverty line has advanced. According to the most recent Census Bureau data, the rate went from 25.8 in 2009 to 26.2 in 2014 — that’s up 1.6 percent!

The African American unemployment rate was 12.7% when Mr. Obama took office. While the unemployment rate in the U.S. as a whole is below 8%, the Labor Department reported the African American jobless rate was up from 12.9% to 14% for December.

The worst increase during Mr. Obama’s first term was in September of 2011, with 16.7% unemployment for African Americans — the highest since 1983. The African American teen jobless rate also hit a staggering 39.3% in July of 2012.

Real median income among African American households, according to the Census Bureau, also sank from $35,954 to $35,398 — that’s down 1.5 percent!

The Census Bureau report this week found wages have climbed back to pre-recession levels in 2015, including African American and Hispanics. However, throughout Obama’s two terms, the highest unemployment rates continue to be among African Americans and Hispanics.

The number of African American food-stamp participants exploded across that time frame from 7,393,000 to 11,699,000, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports — up 58.2 percent! Also, from Obama’s oath of office through the fourth quarter of 2015, the percentage of African Americans who own homes foundered from 46.1 percent to 41.9 percent — down 9.1 percent.

You can read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/433222/black-americans-barack-obama-going-backwards-under-president-obama

In Conclusion

With the above facts and figures, how do we think liberals, Obama’s administration and Clinton’s government will fare for the next 4 years? I mean, Mrs. Clinton supported anti-African American laws before and now she talks for and supports the Afro-American community. This does not make sense. Let’s re-evaluate!

This will bring havoc to the entire country!

Liberals want to have African American’s, Hispanic’s, Asian Indian’s or any immigrant’s vote to get the numbers up, but they really do not want to improve their quality of life. If you go back in history – Clinton was anti-black in the years 1992-1994.

09/25/16

Regarding Charlotte, Black & Blue Lives and Lies

By: Lloyd Marcus

Hi Folks. These are a few thoughts from the road. Mary and I are driving from our home in Florida up to visit her family in West Virginia and my family in Maryland. On Saturday, Pumphrey, the community I grew up in is having an event honoring my 88 year old preacher dad. Dad was a pillar of our black community. In the 60’s, we Pumphrey elementary school students were bused to the recently integrated Brooklyn Park Jr/Sr High School. Saturday night, I have been asked to sing at my Brooklyn Park High School reunion. I will not tell you which year reunion because it sounds really old, even to me.

Our car radio lost Rush and other talk radio favorites as we drove through states. In South Carolina, I stumbled across a southern gospel station that made me smile. “I’m Stickin’ With Jesus All The Way” was one of the great comforting songs we heard. Several radio stations touted traditional American values. We saw a huge billboard that read, “Blue Lives Matter, Trump/Pence.” My point is listening to mainstream media, one could easily conclude that we have lost the America we love.

There are more of us who love God, our country, our National Anthem and our flag than those who do not. It reminds me of that guy in the Bible who was depressed because he thought he was the only one left in Israel who had not succumb to worshiping false gods. God told the man he had 7,000 who had not bowed to Baal. Sometimes when standing up for righteousness we feel alone.

Mary and I spent the night in North Carolina near Charlotte. On TV in our hotel room, local news was dominated with the riots. Once again just like in Ferguson, blacks were responding violently to a lie insidiously spread on social media, promoted by mainstream media.

Black Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Putney said Scott, the fatally shot black man, came out of his car with a gun, not a book as claimed by Scott’s family who were not there. http://bit.ly/2djf5vV Also, the officer who shot Scott was black. But this is not the story-line that the Left wishes to further. The Left ignored the facts and ran with the story-line that another unarmed black man was gunned down by a racist cop. Documented evidence confirms that blacks pose the largest threat to black lives. http://bit.ly/2bctsMK

Divinely lead to push back against the Left’s narrative (lie) which has painted a target on the backs of America’s brave men and women in blue, I launched a nationwide Blue Lives Matter Celebration tour. Our first celebration event was in Daytona Beach Florida. The media blackout was stunning. Still, we press forward in Jesus name. Our next Blues Lives Matter Celebration will probably be in Dallas.

With this latest wave of riots and anger targeted at police, a dear friend emailed me. She cautioned me to be prayerful and careful in regards to standing up for police at this time. The image of lighting a candle in the darkness came to mind. When things are at their darkest, that is the time to light a candle.

Black Chief Putney confirmed my thoughts regarding the importance of spreading the truth. He said, “It’s time for the voiceless majority to stand up and be heard.”

Evil prospers when good folks do nothing. Folks, I believe God has my back. No weapon formed against me shall prosper. I have been preaching for years in my articles that the Left has had its way reshaping our culture and country because far too many Americans are afraid of making the Left really angry. Well, I cannot sit back and allow the Left to spread lies which ultimately leads to the assassination of police. I am moving forward with my Blues Lives Matter Celebration tour, discrediting the lies and spreading the truth about police in positive, upbeat and entertaining ways. Please contribute at: http://www.lloydmarcus.com/

The insane with racial hate and depravity American Left have decreed that it is racist to say all lives matter. I will say what God says is right rather than what evil men demand that I say.

Red, yellow, black and white, they are precious in His sight. This means ALL LIVES MATTER!

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
Chairman: The Conservative Campaign Committee
http://www.lloydmarcus.com/

09/25/16

Exhibits You Won’t Find in the New National Museum of African American History and Culture, Part 2

By: Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media

Museum of African American History and Culture, (NMAAHC) construction site

In Part 1 of this two-part report, I pointed out that “Many exhibits in the new $500 millionNational Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. will be worthwhile. They will highlight the struggle to overcome slavery and give black people the rights they were promised in the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution. Many black Americans have achieved great success.”

I also pointed out that “black leadership in America, which is viewed by the media as almost exclusively liberal and Democratic, is not without major flaws. In addition, we think that the growing black conservative movement will not be given the attention it deserves. In the spirit of truth and transparency, we offer examples of exhibits that we have reason to believe, based on advance publicity, will not be available to those visiting the museum.”

In Part 1, I identified nine such exhibits that won’t be available to museum-goers, plus a list of the top donors to the museum. Here are 10 more such exhibits:

  • Bill Cosby’s history as a sexual predator. During an interview with NBC Nightly News anchorman Lester Holt, museum director Lonnie Bunch said that a guiding principle of the new museum is to “tell the unvarnished truth” about the black experience in America. For example, a statue of founding father Thomas Jefferson is shown in front of 600 bricks, each one named for a slave he owned. However, an exhibit about black entertainer Bill Cosby has only one sentence about his sexual scandals, saying that the “revelations about his alleged sexual misconduct have cast a shadow over Cosby’s entertainment career and severely damaged his reputation.” Lawyers for Cosby are now claiming that racial bias is to blame because 12 of the 13 women who are scheduled to testify in court that he drugged and molested them are white. In total, more than 50 women have accused him of rape, sexual assault, molestation or sexual harassment.
  • The anti-police cry of “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” was a lie. The false claim that blacks in Ferguson, Missouri responded to a police stop there with “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” fueled the riots that cost businesses and taxpayers millions of dollars, and ruined the career of Police Officer Darren Wilson. The evidence and witness statements in the case demonstrated that no such statement was made, and that a black thug assaulted Officer Wilson and was shot and killed. Yet the museum features the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” image. Colin Flaherty, an award winning reporter and author of Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry: The hoax of black victimization and those who enable it, says that what happened in Ferguson was a carefully orchestrated hoax, perpetrated with the help of the media.
  • Black-on-black crime: the Chicago experience. By September 8, 2016, the number of homicides in Chicago this year had already reached 500. This is a 20-year high. In addition, 2,949 people had been shot, according to the Chicago Tribune. A 71-year-old man who was watering his lawn was recently shot by a young black thug who wanted his money. Columnist John Kass reports, “The shooters, these feral young men, aren’t an accident. They are the direct product of the Democratic welfare state that helped destroy families. The government became the father, the fathers became irrelevant or were driven off, and black families that had withstood decades of Jim Crow segregation began to collapse.”
  • White people were also slaves. Janet Levy, an activist and freelance journalist, notesthat while institutional slavery conjures images of pre-Civil War Southern ownership of African slaves, it is actually “an ancient practice dating from ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as early Amer-Indian empires in Mexico and Central America. It was also well established and ideologically sanctioned in the Muslim world from the days of Mohammed.” Reviewing the contents of the book, Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters, by Ohio State history professor Robert Davis, she adds, “Concurrently with African enslavement in the Americas, a flourishing slave trade existed from 1500 to 1800 of white Christian Europeans by the Muslims of North Africa’s Barbary Coast.”
  • Slaves helped burn down and build the White House. “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves,” says first Lady Michelle Obama. However, some slaves were hired by the British to burn down the White House during the war of 1812. The British were offering faux freedom to slaves if they would fight for the British oppressors and wage war on America. Some of these slaves wore redcoat uniforms. Jane Cook, the author of Stories of Faith and Courage from the Revolutionary War and The Faith of America’s First Ladies, reports, “Called the Colonial or West Indies Militia, these former slaves were part of the British marines, soldiers, and sailors who attacked Washington. These forces defeated American forces at Bladensburg, Maryland, on August 24, 1814, and arrived at sunset in Washington, where they burned most of the public buildings, most notoriously the White House and the U.S. Capitol.”
  • Blacks in America have had a much better life in America than Africa. Former Washington Post reporter Keith Richburg, author of the book, Out of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa, said he was lucky that his ancestors came to America, even though they came as slaves. He wrote: “Would I be better off if this great tragedy, this crime of slavery, had not occurred? What would my life be like now?” As AIM chairman Reed Irvine noted in a review of the book, Richburg’s answer, as he viewed the victims of the massacres that took the lives of an estimated million people in Rwanda in 1994, was, “There but for the grace of God go I.” Today, black billionaires in America include Michael Jordan, the former basketball player; Oprah Winfrey, and tech investor Robert Smith.
  • Black power advocate Angela Davis was a hard-core pro-Moscow communist. A “Black Power” exhibit at the new museum shows black activist Angela Davis. In fact, Davis supported the imprisonment of Soviet political dissidents (calling them common criminals), and was awarded the International Lenin Peace Prize by communist East Germany. She personally met with East German dictator Erich Honecker. She was a former Communist Party vice presidential candidate, and was acquitted as an accessory to the 1970 murder of California judge Harold Haley.
  • Blacks Are Worse Off Under Obama. Black conservative Demetrius Minor points outthat under Obama, the number of blacks owning homes has declined, the black workforce has decreased, and the median minority family income has declined. Black conservative Deroy Murdock points out that the percentage of blacks in poverty and the number of blacks on welfare has increased under Obama.
  • Some current black leaders are racial demagogues. The Reverend Al Sharpton participated in the Tawana Brawley hoax, back in 1987, in which a black girl made false and damaging charges of rape against a group of white men. Sharpton was found guilty of defamation and ordered to pay a fine in that case. The Federal Election Commission ordered Sharpton to return $100,000 that he had received in federal matching funds for his presidential campaign after citing financial irregularities. The Reverend Jesse Jackson, who served as an aide to Martin Luther King, Jr., admitted having sex with a female employee and having an illegitimate child. Tommy R. Bennett, who served as Jackson’s personal travel assistant and ran the legal clinic at Jackson’s organization, the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, has alleged that he escorted women to Jackson’s hotel room and was then ordered to clean up after Jackson had sexual intercourse with them. Jackson has denied the charges. Also, Barack Obama’s “former” pastor Jeremiah Wright falsely claimed during a National Press Club speech that the U.S. government had manufactured the AIDS virus to kill black people.
  • Abortion is black genocide. Minority women constitute only about 13 percent of the female population (ages 15-44) in the United States, but they underwent approximately 36 percent of the abortions, according to the website blackgenocide.org. Pro-life activist Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., says, “African-American communities are targeted by the abortion industry and too many of our babies die in abortion.” She says, “My uncle didn’t live to experience the horrors of legal abortion, which includes death to babies and harm to women. Today he would have fought just as hard to secure the rights of unborn Americans as he fought for racial justice for Blacks.” She says that her uncle was offered an award from abortion provider Planned Parenthood in 1966, but didn’t accept it in person. She says the reason her uncle was offered the award was to attract the black community to Planned Parenthood.

You can read Part 1 here.


Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected] View the complete archives from Cliff Kincaid.

09/24/16

Trevor Loudon presents “Enemies Within” Florida screenings

By: Trevor Loudon | New Zeal

I will be showing my new documentary “The Enemies Within” across Florida over the coming week. I hope ypu can make it. All those who care about a free America welcome.

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September 23 – The Villages, Lake Miona Rec Center, 1526 Buena Vista Boulevard, 6.30 to 9 pm.
24 – Sarasota – 270 Waldemere Street 4 pm to 6:30 pm, Sarasota Patriots
25 – Unbooked
26– Jupiter, Abacoa Golf Club, 105 Barbadoes Drive, 5:30 – 8 pm (earlier meal starts at 4:30 pm (optional), Palm Beach County Tea Party
27 – St. Augustine, Village Inn, 900 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, 6:30 to 8:30 pm St. Augustine Tea Party
28 – Altamonte Springs/Orlando, Eastmonte Civic Center, 830 Magnolia Drive, Altamonte Springs, 6:30 to 9 pm, Greater Orlando Tea Party
29 – Gainesville, 6915 NW Boulevard, Suite A, 6 pm to 8 pm
30 – Perry, Perry Movie Theater no 1, 6:30 doors open, movie starts at 7 pm

To order the DVD online go here.

Keep watching for Alabama, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, Colorado and Kansas dates.