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Seeing Trump's Forest 
by David Limbaugh
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liar-nObama's Payout To Terror Financiers
by Joseph Klein
{ frontpagemag.com } ~ Islamic terrorists, whether affiliated with al Qaeda or the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, Iran, are enemies of the United States... They have American blood on their hands. The liar-nObama administration aided and abetted these enemies by knowingly funding the terrorists and allowing them to evade the enforcement of U.S. law against them. As Andrew McCarthy once wrote, liar-nObama was an “anti-anti-terrorist.” For example, as the National Review has just reported, based on a discovery by the Middle East Forum, the liar-nObama administration decided that an al Qaeda affiliate in Sudan was a worthy recipient of U.S. taxpayer funds to the tune of $200,000. The beneficiary of the liar-nObama administration’s largesse, the Islamic Relief Agency (ISRA), also known as the Islamic African Relief Agency (IARA), had been designated by the U.S. Treasury as a terrorist-financing organization a decade earlier. The Treasury Department’s designation was based on ISRA’s links to Osama bin Laden and his terrorist organization, financial support for the Taliban, and fundraising in Western Europe to help finance Hamas suicide bombings. Not only did the liar-nObama administration disregard the U.S. Treasury Department designation. It overlooked the fact that, as set out in a July 28, 2010 press release issued by USAID the U.S. Agency for International Development, the executive director of the Islamic American Relief Agency, the U.S. branch office of ISRA, pleaded guilty to illegally transferring funds raised in the United States as purported charitable contributions to Iraq. He had “the assistance of a Sudanese man living in Jordan, who was subsequently identified by the U.S. Treasury Department as a specially designated global terrorist.” Nevertheless, four years later, USAID itself awarded a grant of $723,405 to a charity known as World Vision Inc. for the purported purpose of providing humanitarian relief in Sudan, out of which $200,000 was provided to ISRA as a sub-grantee. The money was directed “to help provide humanitarian aid, including emergency food, water, sanitation, and hygiene services, to displaced people affected by the ongoing conflict in Sudan,” according to a USAID official. Islamic terrorist organizations cause humanitarian suffering on a grand scale, not help relieve it. Giving money to an al Qaeda affiliate to help provide humanitarian aid is like giving an arsonist the hose to help put out the fire he set...  https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/270887/obamas-payout-terror-financ... 
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Crackdown: ICE Agents Break Up Massive
Fraud Scheme Aimed at American Taxpayers
by BENJAMIN ARIE
{ westernjournal.com } ~ The left frequently pushes narratives about immigration that don’t seem to match reality... Two of them are that Immigration and Customs Enforcement should be disbanded, and that illegal aliens don’t try to take advantage of the country. Both of those claims were debunked Friday after the U.S. Justice Department announced that more than two dozen people have been arrested for trying to fraudulently obtain government benefits and vote in American elections. Townhall reports that “22 of the 25 charged were illegal aliens, many with records of drug dealing, violent crimes, and some previously deported.” According to the DOJ, the criminals stole the identities of Puerto Ricans, who hold U.S. citizenship, to defraud American taxpayers. “This kind of fraud is a theft from our seniors, a theft from our taxpayers, and a theft from the needy, theft from America,” declared Attorney General Jeff Sessions during a press briefing about the arrests...
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The liar-Clinton State Department’s
Major Security Breach That Everyone Is Ignoring
by Hans von Spakovsky
{ dailysignal.com } ~ Peter Strzok’s testimony about the email server scandal involving former Secretary of State liar-Hillary Clinton raised headlines... because of his defiant, disrespectful, and unapologetic attitude about the bias revealed in his text messages that permeated his work at the FBI. Then, there was the verbal combat between him and Republican members of the two committees holding the joint hearing, and between the Republicans and dummycrats-Democratic members who were running interference for Strzok and acting as his defense counsel. The news media jumped on an exchange in which Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, asked Strzok if he lied to his wife about his affair with former FBI lawyer Lisa Page in the same way as he was in testifying to Congress. That was too much for the dummycrats-Democrats and the media, who leaped to Strzok’s defense. The media, however, virtually ignored another exchange between Gohmert and Strzok that revealed a potential bombshell. Gohmert asked Strzok about his meeting in 2016 with Frank Rucker and Janette McMillan, an investigator and lawyer, respectively, for then-Intelligence Community Inspector General Chuck McCullough an liar-nObama appointee. McCullough sent them to see Strzok, who was the FBI’s deputy assistant director for the Counterintelligence Division, to brief him and three other FBI personnel about an “anomaly” that their forensic analysis had found in liar-Clinton’s server...
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FBI is Working with Biased Southern Poverty Law Center
by Alice Greene
{ punchingbagpost.com } ~ The FBI this week confirmed it has been working with the controversial Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on domestic terror threats and other investigations... The SPLC is a legal advocacy group notorious for condemning right-leaning organizations as hate groups. “If you’ve been paying any attention at all, the SPLC is a fraudulent enterprise,” says Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. “It’s a leftwing political group that uses ‘hate crime’ designations to target its ideological enemies and to crush people.” An employee of the Christian Family Research Council was shot in 2013 after the SPLC labeled the group 'anti-gay.' In June, the SPLC reached a $3.3 million settlement with the Quilliam Foundation after condemning the organization as "anti-Muslim." In 2009, the FBI described the SPLC as a “well-known, established, and credible” organization. Last month, the bureau told reporters that it “continues to have a relationship with the SPLC.”...What is the FBI thinking?
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The Strange Death of Comedy
by Owen Benjamin
{ prageru.com } ~ Tell a joke now and who knows who you might offend?... Identity politics is taking the fun out of just about everything. This is – no fooling – a very serious problem. Actor/Comedian Owen Benjamin explains why and what needs to be done about it.   https://www.prageru.com/videos/strange-death-comedy
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Seeing Trump's Forest 
by David Limbaugh

{ townhall.com } ~ Writing in the The Weekly Standard, Andy Smarick warns fellow President Trump critics against falling into the seductive trap of weighing Trump's actions piecemeal and missing the cumulative effect of his assault on dignity, if I may paraphrase.

Smarick seems concerned that GOP Trump foes are lowering their standards, relaxing their guard, perhaps even slowly warming up to Trump because of policy successes he's accumulating. If you weigh his good and his bad actions and statements on a ledger, you will miss the damage to civil society Trump is surely causing.

"In recent months, a consensus has emerged among the conservative dissidents of the Trump era," writes Smarick. "We'll continue to oppose the president when his policies and practices are counter to our principles, they say, but also be sure to publicly give credit whenever he stakes out an agreeable position on any issue that matters."

Smarick acknowledges that this is a "coherent" and "pragmatic" approach, "but it is unsatisfying and unsettling. And with each casual lie, crude insult, attack on the media, slight of the intelligence community, and example of grotesque servility to Russia's dictator, it increasingly appears morally misguided."

First, note the telltale sign of the GOP Trump critic -- there is always a moral judgment against conservative Trump supporters. These dwindling GOP Trump opponents are disgusted with their former colleagues who have defected to Trump, and are waving their wagging fingers of judgment at the holdouts who might be caving. Smarick doesn't seem to allow for an honest intellectual disagreement. Flawed moral judgment, however subtle, must be driving this capitulation.

Smarick contends that "itemizing" a leader's good and objectionable actions discretely on a ledger ignores that his actions are a direct result of his philosophy. We mustn't, for example, be sanguine about domestic tranquility if it is brought about by an oppressive police state. We shouldn't support programs to benefit the poor if they are accomplished at the expense of our liberties. "Even profoundly objectionable figures and the profoundly objectionable systems they created," Smarick observes, "were often able to persist because they provided some good to some number of people -- the making-the-trains-run-on-time argument."

As far as this goes, I can't disagree. Of course we have to weigh policies and actions in terms of their broader and lasting effects. One thing distinguishing conservatives from liberals, roughly speaking, is that the former resist policies that satisfy their emotions in the short term but do long-term damage to our liberty -- and overall prosperity. But I don't think Trump supporters are falling into any such trap.

Smarick reminds us that "time judges unkindly those who cheered the timely trains. Some of history's most ghastly arrangements have been defended by relentless pointing to some number of benefits and turning a blind eye to their costs." This isn't just a matter of debasing the public debate, he notes, but it protects our consciences "exactly when our consciences shouldn't be protected." Apparently, like Pharaoh, we are hardening our own hearts.

What evils does Smarick associate with Trump? Well, he says, "If President Trump has a modus operandi, it is the control, manipulation, and distortion of information: hiding tax returns, meeting with Putin alone, firing the FBI director investigating him, lying habitually, undermining the media, pitting staff against each other." And, for good measure, he throws in moral judgment again: "We are being purposely obtuse if we don't assess his executive actions in this context." Do you hear yourself, sir? Is your finger getting sore? Smarick especially deplores Trump's "norm-breaking" behavior of "attacking the media" and "insulting longtime allies." Norm-breakers? Then God bless President Trump. He's not attacking the media but rather defending himself against propagandists. He "insulted" an allied leader who gratuitously attacked him. In the process, he stood up for America. If you want a presidential ally-basher, look no further than Barack liar-nObama and his verbal attacks on Israel.

The perpetual Trump critic tends to view every Trump action and statement in the worst possible light -- sometimes beyond mere hyperbole to unwitting distortion. As a lifelong chief executive of vast business enterprises, Trump is necessarily control-oriented, which is an essential quality, by the way, for any U.S. president. But unlike liberal presidents, such as Barack liar-nObama, he doesn't abuse his governmental power to "control, manipulate or distort information." To be sure he uses his bully pulpit to fight back against the relentless assaults against him, but he doesn't use his governmental power to suppress speech or to issue lawless orders and regulations -- the kind that demolish the very liberties Smarick values. Trump's meeting alone with Putin is hardly unique to his presidency, and his firing of the abominable scumbag-James Comey was more than justified and necessary, as subsequent events have illuminated.

Smarick continues that peace with Russia shouldn't be purchased "with sycophancy to a despot," and questions whether "normalizing relations with North Korea" is worth it when a "brutal dictator is legitimized by appearing in a photograph alongside our head of state."

Here, I think Smarick is guilty not morally, mind you, of the "sin" he decries. He is the one missing the forest for the trees. He is the one ignoring the overwhelmingly positive impact of the Trump presidency and unduly magnifying and distorting the actions and statements of Trump that he finds objectionable.

Trump is sui generis. He is like no other president we've had or will ever have again. He is so refreshingly outside the box that his supporters are growing stronger rather than weaker in their support -- because they're seeing results and they're witnessing Trump's extraordinary fulfillment of his campaign promises -- even the ones some of us feared, like tariffs.

Trump's personality may lend itself to developing superficial, personal relationships with tyrants, but that is only troubling for the most part if it leads to bad policy results. Who cares if he is chummy with Putin, so long as he continues to restore our military and implements prudently hawkish policies against Russia that serve America's interests? In the overall scheme, who cares if stroking Kim Jong Un's ego and appealing to his greed is what entices the dictator to dismantle his nuclear program and, possibly, begin to open up his markets? And if Trump's hard-core trade rhetoric results in significantly better deals for the United States, with only minor short-term damage, then this former skeptic may become a believer on that score as well.

I lament the schism in the conservative movement over Trump and don't want to be disrespectful to Smarick or other Trump dislikers. But I think this split is far less severe than it appears; GOP Trump critics are far fewer in number than their media positions would indicate. Indeed, they are doing little to influence Trump supporters against Trump because unlike many of them -- with all due respect -- we do see the big picture. We do not see Trump as dictatorial, and we don't see him encroaching on our liberties.

Indeed, Trump is leading the charge to restore America's unique greatness, its prosperity, its robust liberty -- from both economic and constitutional standpoints. Federalism, the separation of powers and judicial restraint are returning with a flourish. Unbridled regulations from renegade and unaccountable federal agencies are getting a daily haircut. Global warming lunacy is no longer wagging the dog.

Call me a cheerleader, if that's how you see it. But I'm looking at the big picture, and President Trump is inspiring Americans to be even more patriotic. No, Andy Smarick, I disagree that "material and irreparable harm is being done to our nation, our institutions, and our norms, as well as to conservatism and the Republican Party." In fact, this is the type of harm that was occurring unchecked under liar-nObama and his leftist-destructionist predecessors, because people on the right cared more about being polite and appearing civil than fighting tooth and nail to preserve what we hold sacred about America.

I do agree that there is a moral component to this analysis, but we Trump supporters have not abandoned our standards; we are vindicating them. We have not hardened our hearts; we are not rationalizing to support a brand or "tribe." If we are a tribe, we are Americans, for which we don't apologize. We are united not by race, gender or color, but by a commitment to the founding principles that ensure America's greatness. We are morally bound to preserve and defend those principles.
 
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Pay-Back !!! Pedophile Who Assaulted Nearly 200 Kids Stabbed To Death In Prison

A convicted pedophile who abused almost 200 children was stabbed to death in North Yorkshire, England, on Sunday.

Richard Huckle, 33, from Ashford, Kent, was given 22 life sentences in 2016 after he admitted to sexually abusing 71 kids whose ages ranged from six months to 12 years between 2006 and 2014, according to the BBC.

The report said Huckle was attacked with a makeshift knife while inside his cell at the Full Sutton Prison.

At the pedophile’s trial in 2016, investigators said they found over 20,000 indecent photos and videos of his assaults, which were shared with other pedophiles via a site on the dark web called The Love Zone.

Reports said that prior to his arrest, Huckle posed as an English teacher and Christian volunteer worker in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he groomed impoverished children.

In one of his online posts, Huckle reportedly wrote “Impoverished kids are definitely much easier to seduce than middle-class Western kids.”

Reports said he attempted to make money from his crimes by crowdfunding the release of the photos.

“Huckle also created a 60-page ‘how-to’ guide for other pedophiles seeking to evade being caught, and kept a scorecard and points system regarding the children who were abused — leading investigators to speculate he may have as many as 200 victims,” a Fox News report stated.

At his sentencing in 2016, Judge Peter Rook condemned Huckle for his heinous crimes he said had become routine for the pedophile.

Rook commented:

Your offending behavior became entrenched in your everyday life. Your life revolved around your sexual activities with young children. Your distorted beliefs in respect of children are deep-seated. Your self-delusion knows no bounds. It is also clear that, had you not been arrested, you planned to continue the same lifestyle using the expertise that you were keen to show off to and share with other abusers so as to continue your sexual exploitation of the children of such communities.

Reports said prior to his death, Huckle refused to cooperate with authorities when they tried to unlock a cache of encrypted files he had access to that may contain the names of victims and other pedophiles, according to Fox News.

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