When P.C. stops being a joke

When two iconic comediennes can’t even joke around on Twitter without getting shamed into submission by the self-appointed Social Media Thought Police you know we’re in Orwellville.
 
First it was Ellen DeGeneres, who last week tweeted this photo-shopped picture of herself with the fastest-man-in-the-world, Usain Bolt ~

For that – no doubt an innocent gesture simply meant as a humorous nod toward Bolt’s amazing Olympic achievements – DeGeneres was immediately slammed for being a racist; Ellen DeGeneres: Notorious bigot ~

Never mind that Bolt himself retweeted DeGeneres’ image. Just stick to your running, slick. Leave the sprint to the politically correct finish line to the professional propagandists. What do you think you are, free to laugh whenever you want to?

 
Next it was Bette Midler’s turn; Left-Winger Bette Midler Under Fire After ‘Transphobic’ Tweet. The singer/actress/comic was reacting to the news that “Kaitlyn” Jenner’s reality TV show had been cancelled, but clearly her hyper-sensitive followers didn’t approve of her witticism ~

“Now that [I Am Cait] has been cancelled, will she go back to being Bruce?” Midler joked.
 
The actress also added a knock to Kris Jenner, a woman known to be so driven by fame and money that she even exploited and profited off of her own daughter’s sex tape. “Will Kris take him back? Do I smell a re-wedding?!” she wrote. […]
 
Apparently it was the “he” pronoun that ticked off the left-leaning social justice warriors most; they went nuts on Midler, spitting out a barrage of tweets scolding the actress for her “transphobic mindset.”

 
thoughtpoliceErrorWhile I’ve found both Midler and DeGeneres to be darn funny at times, I certainly don’t share their politics. But give me a break here! When did every word we utter suddenly become subject to whiplash criticism and public excoriation? And how is anyone supposed to know when they’re crossing some ever-changing invisible line of acceptability?
 

Political correctness in America has truly reached new levels of insanity, and it’s really not that funny.

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Phony climate-warming threats mask the real crisis: demographic winter

If you’ve been around as long as I have you probably remember the dire predictions from environmentalists back in the 70’s. We were warned that urgent action was required to save the earth. If we didn’t drastically reduce our energy consumption immediately (recall cardigan-clad Jimmy Carter telling us to dial back our theromostats?) another new ice age would soon be upon us.
 
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Green prognosticators were also shrieking about the make-believe population explosion. Stop reproducing” they told us, or the planet will become so overcrowded that we’d run out of resources and die.
 
Today we’ve got the faux global warming crisis looming, and the new Chicken Littles have dusted off the over-population con ~ Global Warming Alarmists Plead: Save the Children By Not Having Them ~

(E)ven though tornadoes, floods, fires and hurricanes are way down, the consensus is that global warming will kill us all. A hundredth of a degree increase in temperature is nothing to sneeze at, you know.
 
Who will fare worst in our coming climate apocalypse? That’s right! The children! The promised destruction of our littlest ones is why NPR and a group of academic philosophers say we should “protect our kids by not having them.”

 

This nonsense comes as our current birthrate is so low that it’s a national emergency. We’re actually in the middle of a fertility crisis ~

… China, Japan, and much of Europe— are all facing what has been called a “demographic winter.”
 
Until recently, the United States has been an exception to this distressing trend, but this seems no longer the case.

 

The U.S. total fertility rate has now dropped below replacement levels, it’s presently at an all-time low of 59.6 births per 1,000 women.
 
And the enviro-wackos want that reduced further? So we can commit civilizational suicide – as a sacrifice to Gaia? Their fascist rhetoric is frightening ~

from “Population Engineering and the Fight against Climate Change” (by philosophers Colin Hickey, Travis N. Rieder and Jake Earl) ~
 
In procreating one makes a whole new person who will emit [greenhouse gases]. But in fact, it is more than that. By creating a new person, one makes it possible that he or she will go on to create more people, who are then able to go and create even more people […]
 

(Geniuses aren’t they? It somehow never occurs to them that in “creating” new humans we increase the chances of being blessed with another Galileo, Newton, Pasteur or Faraday, and thus benefit from ever-new frontiers to explore, perhaps even discover solutions to our current challenges – both real and imagined.)

 
“The question, it seems, is not whether we should implement some sort of fertility-reducing population engineering program, but rather which interventions such a program should include.”

 
Who in the world died and made these people gods?
 
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Related:
UN Organizations sterilize millions of women in Kenya; Media yawns
Demographic Winter; Decline of the Human Family (Video) Documentary ~

(Experts from all around the world) reveal the dangers facing society and the world’s economies, dangers far more imminent than global warming […]
 
The “population bomb” not only did not have the predicted consequences, but almost all of the developed countries of the world are now experiencing fertility rates far below replacement levels. Birthrates have fallen so low that even immigration cannot replace declining populations, and this migration is sapping strength from developing countries, the fertility rates for many of which are now falling at a faster pace than did those of the developed countries.
 
The economies of the world will continue to contract as the “human capital” spoken of by Nobel Prize winning economist Gary Becker, diminishes. The engines of commerce will be strained as the workers of today fail to replace themselves and are burdened by the responsibility to support an aging population.

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Reality isn’t subjective (no matter what Obama says)

So here’s a bit of good news in the bathroom wars ➡ Texas judge temporarily blocks Obama’s transgender directive ~

AUSTIN, Texas (August 22, 2016) — A federal judge in Texas is blocking for now the Obama administration’s directive to U.S. public schools that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity […]
 
His decision dated Sunday comes after Texas and 12 other states challenged the Obama directive as unconstitutional. O’Connor ruled that the federal education law, Title IX, “is not ambiguous” about sex being defined as “the biological and anatomical differences between male and female students as determined at their birth.

 

In this short video from CrossExamined, Dr. Frank Turek, Det. J. Warner Wallace and Dr. Mike Adams discuss the approach Christians should take on this issue ~
 

 
We need to stand for objective truth, period. Anything less doesn’t actually help anyone. If Christians hadn’t played along with the relativists for the last 50 years or so, America wouldn’t be through the looking glass like this. Let’s back out now. And stop pretending that we can alter reality by wishing it so.

 
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Related:

Is crazy the new normal?
Resist the restroom revolution!

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Speaking righteous truth to Merckel

You may remember the courageous German Christian woman who stood up at the Memorial Church of the Reformation to protest the Islamification of that church – and of her country. That was in February 2014, and it’s encouraging to learn that Heidi Mund hasn’t stopped; she’s still speaking truth to power. In this video she calls out Angela Merkel for the “wolf” that she is, and continues to warn about Muslim colonization ~

 

Video via: CBN News

 

(A)fter a migrant influx, Mund says she believes that some German leaders want to destroy Germany.
 
“I believe, I am really convinced, there are bad people of darkness who want to destroy us. They are servants of the devil,” she told CBN News. “They are sick in their opinion and they don’t care if it will cost lives or not, it will be bloody or not. They want to destroy; they want to take over.”

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Saturday Shorts – 8-20-16

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Random links of interest, concern or curiosity from the past week or so, that deserve at least a SHORT mention:

 
The Tragic Transgender Contagion ~ Transgenderism is a 21st century invention. It’s totally outside the norm in all of human history and pretending otherwise is doing a woeful disservice to those conflicted individuals ~

Rather than affirming an immutable identity, our culture is ratifying and rendering permanent what often amounts to little more than a troubled youthful phase.

 
And in related news ~ Caitlyn Jenner’s ‘I Am Cait’ Show Now Identifies As Cancelled ~

E! is reportedly snipping Caitlyn Jenner’s reality show “I Am Cait” from its television lineup.

 
Louisiana flooding:
Brought to You by Climate Change? ~ Um, no. Recent studies found that…

… “the stronger storms are not getting stronger” and that there has not been any change in the seasonality of heavy rainfall events by examining trends in the magnitude, frequency, and seasonality of heavy rainfall events in the United States.

‘Cajun Navy’ answers call for volunteers ~

Baton Rouge, Louisiana (CNN)They’re out in force, patrolling in jon boats, motorboats and even canoes through south Louisiana’s new, flood-made waterways, saving cats, dogs and people.
 
They’re known as the “Cajun Navy,” and in recent days they’ve become possibly the nation’s most important neighborhood watch.

And all without any help from the O’Ministration. :)

 

When Assisted Suicide Becomes Coercive ~ Death panels? What death panels? ~

(I)n the face of high end-of-life costs, Guy Page of the Vermont Alliance for Ethical Healthcare said, “It doesn’t take a health care economist to see the shortest distance in finding ways to reduce health care costs is physician-assisted suicide.” This means that in some circumstances, the main factor in “choosing” to die could very well be more related to money than patient condition.

 
Peppered Moth Still Not Evolving ~ One of the Darwinians’ most cherished “proofs” for the theory of evolution has long been the example of color adaptation in peppered moths during England’s Industrial Revolution. It didn’t fly as evidence back then – and it still doesn’t.

 
Lifting the Ban on Human/Animal Embryos Could Undermine Human Exceptionalism ~ Brave new world… the future without God doesn’t look very promising ~

Deploying the awesome powers of biotechnology and genetic engineering as a means of “liberating” society from human exceptionalism will not “save the planet” nor FREE man from the supposed oppression of superstitious faith. Rather, it could unintentionally open the door wide to vicious tyranny.

 
Social Media Culture Believed to Have a Negative Effect on Youth ~ Didn’t really need a study to point this out did we?

Respondents to the University of Birmingham(UK)poll named a number of strengths they felt were left wanting in the social media world, a world that has captivated so many: “24% said forgiveness and self-control was least present, followed by honesty (21%), fairness (20%) and humility (18%).”
Negative traits parents found to be showcased via social media were anger, hostility, arrogance, ignorance, bad judgment, and hatred.

 
When rulers despise the ruled ~ More and more people are waking up to the widening gulf between the Western ruling class and emerging serf class (we-the-sheeple) ~

Global elites, Peggy Noonan notes, no longer seem to care about their countrymen. They’ve cashed out into a separate world, where consequences don’t apply to them, and where loyalty to other members of the global elite outweighs such petty concerns as patriotism or loyalty to one’s fellow-citizens […]
 
If the rulers feel neither loyalty nor empathy toward the ruled, the ruled can be expected to return the favor. The results, unless the rulers change their ways in a hurry, are unlikely to be pretty.

 
Reader survey: 65% would vote for Trump; 6% for Gary Johnson; 5% for Clinton; 11% will sit it out (Only 20% supported Trump during the nomination process) ~ This is from MercatorNet (traditional Judeo-Christian values/ethics). At this point I’m still holding out for a candidate-to-be-named-later. Delusional? No doubt.
 
Still, you never know…
The Book of Proverbs and a Winning Strategy for Candidate Trump ~ Excellent advice for The Donald! Is he humble enough to accept it? ~

“Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.” (Prov. 14:29)

 

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Americans are so much better than Barack Obama

Even though the country is in serious decline, the average American is still far more decent than the president believes (hopes?) we are. The man can’t be bothered to show up in flood-ravaged Louisiana – although he didn’t wast any time trashing his predecessor for not getting to the gulf coast fast enough in the wake of Katrina – but he can take the time to admonish the locals not to discriminate ~
 
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In a 16-page guidance issued Tuesday, the Obama administration, led by the Justice Department, warned Louisiana recipients of federal disaster assistance against engaging in “unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin (including limited English proficiency).”
 
The guidance’s frameworks “highlight the importance of complying with nondiscrimination requirements of civil rights statutes, addressing the needs of the whole community, and ensuring equal opportunity to access recovery efforts.”

 
Are you kidding me?!
 
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How much longer will he insult the character and good will of the vast majority of the American people? President Obama is a national disgrace!

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Founding Wisdom [Flouted by the Foolish]

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“History by apprising [citizens] of the past will enable them to judge of the future; it will avail them of the experience of other times and other nations; it will qualify them as judges of the actions and designs of men; it will enable them to know ambition under every disguise it may assume; and knowing it, to defeat its views.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
 
 
Our founding fathers were all steeped in history, both recent and ancient. In seeking to establish the best possible form of representative government they referred to both the successes and failures of past civilizations.
 
Unfortunately, just as the founders feared, freedom is always one generation away from being lost. For the past few decades the progressives in charge of our government school system have refused to teach factual, unadulterated history. As a result, the majority of the electorate are now ignorant, complacent and compliant; ripe for tyranny.

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Right to happiness?

These days secular progressives seem to be forever touting new “rights” that we-the-people have magically acquired – strangely enough – after millennia of human existence. I mean just think of all the great things we’re suddenly entitled to: abortion rights, “fair” wage rights, bathroom rights, freedom from religion rights – oh, and rights to lots of free stuff; food, housing, healthcare, college…
 
In a way this seemingly endless list of privileges began with the unfortunate perversion of one of the unalienable rights named in the Declaration of Independence. “Pursuit” has been deliberately erased from the the phrase “pursuit of happiness,” resulting in a whole lot of self-centered pursuing of consequence-free happiness.

 
Many years ago C.S.Lewis exposed that silly “right to happiness” as the justification for selfish – frequently amoral – behaviors that it really is ~

 

 

Lewis delivered this lecture back in 1963, before the Sexual Revolution really went into overdrive later in that decade. Today’s social wreckage (broken marriages, broken families, broken lives) – the fruits of that revolution – bears witness to his wisdom and prescience.

 
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Related:
Feminism, Floozies and a Fluke

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Obama takes a vacation from reality

Neither wildfires, nor anarchy, nor historic floods, can deter Barack Hussein Obama from his appointed R & R with the privileged class on Martha’s Vineyard…
 
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But a fundraiser for Hillary? That he’s up for. From Charlie Spiering at Breitbart ~

President Barack Obama emerged from his Martha’s Vineyard vacation for a fundraiser, but he didn’t mention any of the devastating events currently affecting the United States.
 
In Milwaukee, six businesses were set on fire, four officers were injured, shots were fired, and police cars were damaged after a black police officer shot a convicted black criminal who refused to drop a stolen handgun.
 
In Louisiana, flooding has damaged thousands of homes forcing more than 20,000 rescues after some parts of the state have suffered from over 30 inches of rain. The death toll from the floods is currently at seven eleven.
 
“Michelle is very strict about me actually taking a vacation when I get a vacation,” Obama said during his speech at a Martha’s Vineyard fundraiser for Hillary Clinton. “She gave me a special dispensation for this evening because she understands, just as all of you understand, how important this is.”

 
Never mind that your fellow Americans are running from fires and floods, or that our cities are turning into combat zones thanks to the war on police that you helped launch… instead it’s critically important that you help elect a fellow Marxist as your successor to ensure the total destruction of America.
 
Further embracing his delusions…

Obama painted a rosy picture of life under his presidency, specifically citing economic statistics.
“There’s a lot of good news out there,” he said.

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Any good news out there has nothing to do with you – it’s in spite of you!

Here’s some ➡ A calm voice in Milwaukee’s storm; David A. Clarke, Milwaukee County sheriff is a clear-thinking leader and a courageous man of integrity, firmly planted in reality ~

 

 

“Stop trying to fix the police, Fix the ghetto.” ~ Sheriff David Clarke

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Related:

My favorite Democrat ~ “America’s Sheriff”

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Hey Ad Council, guns aren’t the bad guys

OK. If I hear one more Ad Council anti-gun propaganda pitch I’m going to shoot my radio! (Hear that WJR?!)
 
Whiny six-year-old: “Mom, Dad, if you store you guns properly… I’ll feel safer.”
Solemn male voice: “If you own a gun you have a full-time responsibility. Always, lock it up”

 
The patronizing tone of this spot – brought to you (ironically) by the National Crime Prevention Council and the progressive Ad Council – implies that your home is safer without guns than with them.
 
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Another head-banger:
“I heard on the news, I heard on the news, I heard on the news…;” an annoying chorus of adolescent voices with a litany of made-up tragedies involving a gun. This ad is also admonishing adults to keep the youngsters safe from those nasty guns.
 
Unfortunately these anti-gun organizations and their young brain-washed spokespeople never hear on the news about lives that are saved, the crimes that are foiled, because a responsible citizen was armed and alert. Maybe they should visit sites like the (evil 👿 ) NRA and Gun Watch (You know, the groups that don’t get free air time to counter the gun-control folks).
 
Recent stories on Gun Watch include:

KY: Armed Homeowner Shoots, Kills, 1 of 4 Home Invasion Suspects ~
About 8:18 a.m. Saturday, four armed people forced their way into the home at 123 Clark Hollow in Olive Hill and took an undisclosed amount of cash, according to state police. Several people, including children, were in the home at the time but no one was injured.
 

OH: Clerk Justified in Fatal Shooting ~

CINCINNATI (AP) – Prosecutors say a convenience store clerk was justified in fatally shooting a teenage robbery suspect two weeks ago in southwest Ohio and won’t be charged criminally.
 
DE: Armed Victim Shoots Back, Stops Robbery ~
Hoffman said that at about 2:25 p.m. Aug. 10, two men were walking on Ridgely Street when Braswell came up to them, pulled a handgun and demanded their property.
The men fought with Braswell, who then fired several shots at them; one of the men, who was legally carrying his own firearm, shot back at Braswell, Hoffman said.
 
TN: Armed Homeowner Holds Burglary Suspect for Police ~

Police said a homeowner held a burglar face down on the ground at gunpoint until officers arrived.

 
IL: Armed Homeowner and Family Stabbed, Shoot at 2 Invaders ~

CHICAGO (CBS) — Four people and their family dog were stabbed early Wednesday, when two masked men broke into their home in north suburban Buffalo Grove.

Police said the homeowner grabbed a handgun during the home invasion, and opened fire, chasing off the suspects.

 

Three or four events like these – where the bad guy loses thanks to a law-abiding citizen with a gun – occur daily across the country. But somehow the troubled youth on the public service commercials never hear these stories on the news…
 
Selective reporting is a favorite “weapon” in the progressives’ anti-gun arsenal. And right now they’re taking aim at the Second Amendment.
 

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Related:
Report: Concealed Carry Permit Holders Are Most Law Abiding Demographic

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Why we need a “Convention of States” (not a “Constitutional Convention”)

eagleonConstThose of us who still believe in the founders’ vision of a Constitutional Republic have been advocating for a much smaller, less intrusive, decentralized federal government for the last several years. It’s painfully obvious that Washington D.C. has forgotten who’s supposed to be in charge. Hint: it ain’t them. (It’s NOT their money!)
 
No matter their size and frequency, Tea Party rallies and protests seemed to be falling on deaf ears. (In fact they angered the tyrants in the Obama administration so much that the IRS went after non-profit conservative organizations advocating for smaller government.) New strategies were needed. Which is where a “Convention of States” comes in ~

The Convention of States (COS) Project was founded by Citizens for Self-Governance for the purpose of stopping the runaway power of the federal government. We believe Washington, D.C., is broken and will not fix itself. The federal government is spending this country into the ground, seizing power from the states and taking liberty from the people.

 

To give credit where it’s due, I’m pretty sure it was Mark Levin who originally proposed this approach with his “Liberty Amendments.” Barely two years later, his book has produced a growing movement.
 
Levin’s approach was to take advantage of a mechanism that the founders had the foresight to build into the Constitution itself; a means for the states to rein in out-of-control executive and legislative branches. Under Article V, if 2/3 of the states can agree on proposed changes they may convene, debate and vote upon them. (The specific issues must be established in advance.) The finalized amendments are then sent to the 50 states for ratification which requires 3/4 of the states.

 
In his book Levin proposes 11 amendments; all aimed at limiting the power of the federal government as originally intended. Perhaps to simplify the process, the Convention of States project has consolidated these into 3 principles ~
 
1. Restraining the federal government on a fiscal basis;
2. Restraining the scope and jurisdiction of the federal gov; and
3. Term limits – including on the judiciary
 

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I’ve had fellow conservatives object to this concept, but primarily because they don’t understand the difference between a “Constitutional Convention,” and a “Convention of States.” Here’s a short video that compares the two methods ~

 

 
So a convention of states is clearly not a free-for-all let’s rewrite the Constitution approach (- the original version is excellent, if we’d actually get back to using it!). Instead it’s a sound, practicable way to wrest back our sovereign rights from the Washington oligarchy ~

We can allow Washington, D.C., to continue abusing the Constitution and the rights of the people with the vague hope that someday Washington will see the light and relinquish power. Or we call a convention of the states, trusting it will behave properly and one of the many lines of defense will stop any misuse of power.

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ISIS: He may not have “founded” the monster, but Obama certainly fed it

Trump’s trademark hyperbole set off the leftie media once again last week: Trump charges Obama with being ‘founder of ISIS’ ~

“In many respects, you know, they (ISIS) honor President Obama,” Trump said during a campaign stop in Fort Lauderdale. “He is the founder of ISIS.” ~ [Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Florida, Wednesday, August 10th]

 
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However, as is the case with many of The Donald’s clumsy, over-the-top declarations, this one’s not that far off the mark, especially after this revelation last week ➡ Scrubbing of ISIS Intelligence Reports For Political Reasons Done at Senior Levels ~

A special congressional joint task force has officially confirmed what has been suspected for months: The Obama administration through U.S Central Command scrubbed intelligence reports showing the rise of ISIS as a critical threat to the United States and the world. The reports were altered for political purposes to present a rosier, less threatening picture of the terror army to the American people. In other words, the administration wanted to prove ISIS was a “jayvee” team as President Obama claimed in September 2014. […]
 
“After months of investigation, this much is very clear: from the middle of 2014 to the middle of 2015, U.S. Central Command’s most senior intelligence leaders manipulated the command’s intelligence products to downplay the threat from ISIS in Iraq. The result: consumers of those intelligence products were provided a consistently ‘rosy’ view of U.S. operational success against ISIS. That may well have resulted in putting American troops at risk as policymakers relied on this intelligence when formulating policy and allocating resources for the fight,” Congressman Mike Pompeo, who served on the joint task force which investigated the matter, said in a statement Thursday.
 
“The cultural breakdown in Central Command’s intelligence process resulted from an administration-wide understanding that bad news from Iraq and Syria was not welcomed. Claims that ISIS was the ‘JV team’ and that al-Qaeda was ‘on the run’ were both a result—and a cause—of the politicization of intelligence at CENTCOM. This intelligence manipulation provided space for both ISIS and al-Qaeda to grow and it put America at risk.

 

Last week the mainstream media were busy circling the wagons and painting Trump as a nut job over his assertion. You can bet they’ll rush with the same unbridled enthusiasm… to bury this latest news.
 

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Related:
Don’t forget; Obama almost joined ISIS last year
Fact Check: Were Obama and Hillary Founders of ISIS? You Bet
 
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