Sen. Tom Cotton Utterly Destroys ‘Bitter, Vulgar, Incoherent’ Harry Reid

This might be the best thing we’ll watch all week, if not longer. This is certainly the best thing to happen on the Senate floor in 7+ years. The retiring Harry Reid’s “legacy” has been signed, sealed and delivered, courtesy of Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton.” – Tea Party 6

Transcript of Sen. Tom Cotton’s take down of Senate Minority Leader, Harry Reid on May 25th:

It’s an honor to serve in the Senate. It’s an honor to serve the people of Arkansas. I would never complain about the tasks that we’re given. There is one small burden I bear though. As a junior senator I preside over the Senate. I usually do it in the morning, which means I’m forced to listen to the bitter, vulgar, incoherent ramblings of the Minority Leader. Normally, like every other American, I ignore them. I can’t ignore them today, however.

The Minority Leader came to the floor, grinding the Senate to a halt all week long, saying that we haven’t had time to read this defense bill. That it was written in the dead of night. We just had a vote that passed ninety eight to nothing. It could have passed unanimously two days ago.

Let’s examine these claims that we haven’t had time to read it: Ninety eight to nothing, and in committee all the Democrats on Armed Services Committee voted in favor of it. When was the last time the Minority Leader, the Minority Leader, read a bill? It was probably an electricity bill. What about the claims it was written in the dark of night? It’s been public for weeks, and this coming from a man who drafted Obamacare in his office and rammed it through this Senate at midnight on Christmas Eve on a straight party-line vote.

To say that the senator from Arizona wrote this in the dead of night, slipped in all kinds of provisions, that he wouldn’t have time to read it, that is an outrageous slander. And, to say that he cares for the troops, how about this troop, and his son, and his father and his grandfather, four generations of service to include almost six years of rotting in a prisoner of war camp? To say that he’s delaying this because he cares for the troops, a man who never served himself? A man who in April 2007 came to this very floor before the surge and even reached its peak and said the war is lost, when over a hundred Americans were being killed in Iraq every month, when I was carrying their dead bodies on an airplane at Dover Air Force Base.

It is an outrage to say that we had to delay this because he cares for the troops. We’re delaying it for one reason and one reason only: to protect his own sad, sorry legacy.

He now complains in the mornings, that the Senate is not in session enough, that our calendar’s too short. But whatever you think about that, the happy by-product of fewer days in session in the Senate is that this institution will be cursed less with his cancerous leadership.

I yield the floor.

Hat tip: Tea Party 6

Congressman Ted Yoho’s Memorial Day Message: Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

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Dear Friends,

On Monday we remember all American military personnel who died in defense of our great nation.  What began in 1868 as a day to remember the countless soldiers who died during our bloody Civil War, Memorial Day grew to encompass every conflict where Americans have served and died.

The brave souls, the citizen soldiers that filled the ranks of our armed forces and who gave their last full measure of devotion to our country, are more than deserving of a single day of solemn remembrance.

While this is a federal holiday, let us not forget the true meaning of why we are allowed one extra day off. Freedom is not free. It is paid for by the sacrifice of brave individuals who fought for a cause greater than themselves. America is that cause, that grand ideal of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for which they swore to defend.

This Memorial Day, if you can’t visit a national cemetery or memorial, join me in saying a silent prayer for all those who gave their lives so America will continue to endure as a beacon of hope and freedom to the world. May God bless the fallen defenders of freedom, our veterans, our military, their families, and these United States of America.

Sincerely,

Ted

Read this and other articles on Congressman Yoho’s website.

Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement May 21st, 2016

On Saturday’s Justice With Judge Jeanine, Judge Pirro weighs in on which presidential candidate would keep us safer. Of course she uses  Hillary Clinton’s unsecure emails and her mishandling and lying about the Benghazi attack as predictors:

Here is the full video and the complete transcript of her opening statement:

Hello and welcome to Justice. I’m Judge Jeanine Pirro. Thanks for being with us tonight. Now my opening statement:

You know, there’s only one person who can keep Americans safe and although it may have happened in the other, in another part of the world, it has crystallized an issue confronting us. And will ultimately determine who moves into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in 2017. The ripples from the crash of EgyptAir flight 804, have reached our shores and teed up the question: Who will keep us safe? Take a listen to the contenders.

Chris Cuomo on CNN: “Do you think that Donald Trump is qualified to be President?”
Hillary Clinton: “No I do not.”

Donald Trump on Fox News: “She is so ill-equipped to be the president.”

Now to be clear, the cause of the flight’s demise is yet undetermined, but each of the contenders has said the probable causes terrorism. Trump tweets at 6:27 a.m., hours after the plane vanishes: “Looks like yet another terrorist attack.” More than seven hours after Trump’s tweet, Hillary says: “It does appear that it was an act of terrorism.” Now I suspect the seven hour, more than seven hour difference, reflects either Hillary’s need to sleep late, or to gauge the political winds.

Now economy is the number one issue, terror number two, but I would venture a guess, even more important than money for most, is safety. So who will keep us safer? The polls, almost even a week ago, show most trust Donald Trump to do a better job than Hillary on terrorism. But each one of them says that we’re safer with him or her. So where’s the truth? Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we?

In spite their protestations, the world is a more dangerous place since Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came to power. The so-called Arab Spring sold as a refreshing movement toward democracy was nothing more than a volcanic eruption leaving a vacuum that barbaric mediaeval Islamists ran to fill.

Madam Secretary, you cannot deny it was you who lobbied for the overthrow of Libyan president Gaddafi, creating a descent into chaos and a welcome mat to terrorists. It was you, Madam Secretary, who didn’t protect ambassador Chris Stevens. Instead, responding to your so called friend’s plea for more security by actually reducing his security. And it was you, who left Americans at that consulate when the Brits left, and the Red Cross left because everybody else knew it was too dangerous. It was you who lied about a video when you told your own daughter that same night that it was an al-Qaida like attack in Benghazi. And you have audacity to say to the parents of those killed, are basically liars when they repeated what you said. But then again, you talk a big game about terrorism:

Hillary Clinton on CNN: “Once again shines a very bright light on the threats that we face from organized terror groups. ISIS of course, but then there are other networks of terrorists that have to be hunted down and defeated.”

You’re going to hunt them down? Hillary, how long do your hunts take? Who’s been brought to justice in the attack in Benghazi? And your doublespeak for the last seven and a half years. When a shooter yells Allah Akbar, and kills Americans at Fort Hood, we’re supposed to call it workplace violence. And after Benghazi the word Islamic is removed from the term Islamic extremists because we don’t want to inflame their anger as if they already want to kill us.

By the way Hillary, why haven’t you taken a clear position on the release of those 28 sealed pages in the 911 Commission report that discusses Saudi Arabia’s role? Could it be because the Persian Gulf states notorious for their own human rights violations and their leaders reportedly donated as much as a hundred million dollars to your family’s so-called charity? Question: Why would these Arabs give money to the Clintons, instead of helping those in their own countries. After all, Hillary, charity doesn’t begin at the Clinton Foundation, it begins at home.

And, you’re gonna keep us safe? Your old State Department’s refugee program can’t even vet refugees coming here. And what’s that, all those are only words? You have everyone so fearful of being called an Islamophobe, that ordinary Americans didn’t report suspicious deliveries at the home of the Islamic terrorists who killed 14 in San Bernardino.

And you’re gonna keep us safe Hillary? Hell, you can’t even keep top secret intelligence on your BlackBerry without Russia, China and a Romanian hacker accessing it. So how can you keep us safe when you speak a different language from ordinary Americans? How can you keep us safe, when you can’t even say who the enemy is? It’s not violent extremists, it’s not terrorists, its Islamic extremists, its Islamic terrorists. And you can’t mouth the words. Say it. Say it. But you won’t. This isn’t a parlor game, and not one for the faint of heart. So, go back to bed Hillary, there’s someone else who’s going to protect us.

And that’s my open. Tell me what you think of my Facebook page or Twitter hashtag Judge Jeanine.

Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement May 14th, 2016

In her opening statement on Saturday’s Justice With Judge Jeanine, the judge details why she believes that Hillary Clinton must be defeated in her run for the presidency:

“Hillary Clinton cannot be president of the United States. And if the establishment, including law enforcement does not stop her, you have to. But this is not about politics or political favoritism; it’s about you, your family and this great nation. It’s about preventing people who have no regard for the law, or you for that matter, from running this country…” Following is the full video and the complete transcript of her opening statement:

I’m Judge Jeanine Pirro. Thanks for being with us tonight. Now to my open:

Hillary Clinton can not be president of the United States. And if the establishment, including law enforcement does not stop her, you have to. But this is not about politics or political favoritism; it’s about you, your family and this great nation. It’s about preventing people who have no regard for the law, or you for that matter, from running this country.

At a time when just about everybody is fed up with establishment politicians, when two outsiders are winning epic contests against preordained presidential candidates, Hillary Clinton is still in line to be coroneted the Democratic nominee for President of the United States. Now how can the woman who is under criminal investigation, who knows she’s under criminal investigation, lies to your face saying that she’s not, continue on her path to the White House. Now the majority of Americans believe and are right that Hillary Clinton is untrustworthy, dishonest and a liar. Hillary has danced with federal prosecutors for most of her career. She knows how to delete, conceal and destroy evidence. Remember those pesky missing Rose Law Firm files, not to mention 30,000 deleted e-mails, deleted in a minute. She lies so much she doesn’t know the difference between the truth and a lie, and like most liars can’t keep those stories straight.

Example: this week in response to Hillary’s claim that the FBI was doing a security inquiry on her private home-brewed server, one by the way conducted reportedly by over one hundred FBI agents, FBI director Jim Comey says: “Security inquiry? I don’t know that term. We investigate crimes. This is a law enforcement proceeding.” I told you guys that three months ago. Now the cynics among you may say, it’s all political, but Jim Comey is appointed by Barack Obama, and he is one of the most clear-headed, brilliant, logical and honorable people in Washington, DC., a trait somewhat foreign to that town.

And don’t give me that woman thing where oh, it’s time for a female president. Yeah, it is, but not her. What makes you think that electing this woman who spent most of her career riding her husband’s coattails, is necessarily a good thing? Doesn’t it depend on the individual man or woman? And for those of you who think a woman will automatically help other women consider this: The Clinton Foundation, an organization of which the Clinton’s have control, pays female employees 38 cents less per dollar then males. So much for that old pay and equality thing.

Supporting women? Hillary made her bones creating the attack team on all the women who said Bill engaged in sexual activity ranging from harassment to affairs, to worse. But if these women are all liars as they say, why was Paula Jones awarded $850,000 from the Clintons? And Monica Lewinsky’s dress, if only that blue dress could talk.

Which brings me to the Clinton Foundation, an alleged 501 C3 not for profit, parading as a charity that I see is nothing more than a piggy bank for the Clintons and their friends and her presidential campaign. Just this week, it was reported that this wonderful charitable organization, gave two million dollars to Bill’s blond divorce’ friend designated the energizer by the Secret Service when she visited him at his home in Chappaqua, when Hillary, of course, was on the road. The report in the Wall Street Journal says money from the charity was actually given to a for-profit company partly owned by Miss Energizer. According to government watchdog groups, this may very well violate federal law. And consistent with past Clinton behavior, the destruction and a removal of evidence begins. Shortly after the grants, Miss Energizer’s company was reportedly removed from the Clinton Global Initiative’s website. I’m sure it was an oversight like the monies from countries to the foundation when Hillary was Secretary of State, which countries her department made decisions that benefited.

You know the Clintons have always been about the Clintons. Evidence: Benghazi. She lied about the video when she knew it was al-Qaida, so that she could benefit politically. But even that doesn’t matter as much as knowing there are men waiting for help on a rooftop for hours in Benghazi when the assault on that consulate it took place. And you of course remember that 2003 campaign 3 a.m. phone call; she wants you to believe shows that she is ready to protect us. That’s baloney! She had a chance to prove it in Benghazi and she proved just the opposite: That her political future was more important than American lives. And the woman has no shame claiming that the parents of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods are lying, not her, about what she said to them as their children’s bodies were brought into Andrews.

The woman has never been able to keep her stories straight. From one Blackberry for convenience, and then there were three. And then from three there were thirty thousand emails destroyed. She engages in the destruction of evidence to protect herself. And she and Bill are in it together. Bill, just last week saying “that email thing, that email investigation, is kind of like to speeding ticket.” Really Bill? No Bill, it’s got nothing to do with a speeding ticket. It’s got to do with espionage, conspiracy, destruction of evidence, concealment and risking the secrets of this great nation for the world to see. Even Russia’s admitted it’s gotten twenty thousand of her emails. Guccifer, the guy from Romania that they brought over, a convicted hacker says that hacking Hillary’s emails was one of the easiest things he had ever done.

So why do they get away with it? Why do they or why can they do things, that if any of us, even a four-star general does, would put us in jeopardy or in jail? What is it about them that puts them above the law? I submit it is the people that are indebted to them, the people for whom the Clintons have done favors, the people that she actually emailed on that server, that might be in jeopardy for having received those emails and knowing there was classified information on her email, on that unsecured server, on that non-government website. The classic inside game is what the Clintons do.

You know for years Americans have been working two and three jobs to support their families and they’ve watched as Washington politicians elected to represent us, walk into those hallowed chambers and proceed to line their pockets and their pensions and their campaign re-election coffers and walk out multi-millionaires. And the Clintons are no different in fact they’re among the worst. If the establishment is not willing to admit that no one is above the law and is not willing to garner justice, then ordinary Americans need to make sure that the scales of justice are level for all of us and that means that Hillary cannot be president.

And that’s my open. Tell me what you think on my Facebook page or Twitter hashtag #judgejeanine.

Report: Wendy’s to Roll Out Self-Serve Kiosks by End of 2016, as Wage Increases Squeeze Fast Food Companies

Attribution: Lester Cohen/Getty Images

by Jerome Hudson ♦ 13 May 2016

Do the Math: You can only make $15.00 per hour of you have more than ZERO hours to work.

Wendy’s fast food restaurant chain says it will begin offering self-serve kiosks at its 6,000-plus locations across America, making them available to costumers by the end of 2016.

The fast food giant’s decision to move toward automation comes just as “Fight for $15”–a progressive protest movement, pushing minimum wage hikes–is applying pressure on state governments to raise wages for low-skilled fast food workers.

Last August, Wendy’s CFO Todd Penegor told investors that mandated wage hikes will cause his company to pursue other innovative avenues that could lead to fewer jobs for low-skill workers.

“We continue to look at initiatives and how we work to offset any impacts of future wage inflation through technology initiatives, whether that’s customer self-order kiosks, whether that’s automating more in the back of the house in the restaurant,” Penegor said, adding that “you’ll see a lot more coming on that front later this year from us.”

On the same conference call, Wendy’s CEO Emil Brolick said that individual Wendy’s franchises “will likely look at the opportunity to reduce overall staff, look at the opportunity to certainly reduce hours and any other cost reduction opportunities, not just price.” Continue reading at breitbart.com.

Climate Hustle – The Movie (Tonight Only)

Tonight only unless carried over or brought back at a later time.

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Climate Hustle

Scorching temperatures. Melting ice caps. Killer hurricanes and tornadoes. Disappearing polar bears. The end of civilization as we know it! Are emissions from our cars, factories, and farms causing catastrophic climate change? Is there a genuine scientific consensus? Or is man-made “global warming” an overheated environmental con job being used to push for increased government regulations and a new “Green” energy agenda?

CLIMATE HUSTLE answers these questions, and many, many more. Produced by CFACT and CDR Communications in the one-of-a-kind entertaining and informative style that has made CFACT’s award-winning ClimateDepot.com one of the world’s most sought after sources for reliable, hard-to-find facts about climate issues, this groundbreaking film tears the cover off of global warming hype, and exposes the myths and exaggerations of this multi-billion dollar issue.

CLIMATE HUSTLE, hosted by award-winning investigative journalist Marc Morano, reveals the history of climate scares including global cooling; debunks outrageous claims about temperatures, extreme weather, and the so-called “consensus;” exposes the increasingly shrill calls to “act immediately before it’s too late,” and in perhaps the film’s most important section, profiles key scientists who used to believe in climate alarm but have since converted to skepticism.

CLIMATE HUSTLE will be in theaters for a one-night event on Monday, May 2nd, and will include an exclusive panel discussion following the film featuring Gov. Sarah Palin, climatologist Dr. David Legates, media watchdog Brent Bozell, film host Marc Morano, and comments from Bill Nye “the Science Guy.”

I’d Be Anti-Israel Too If I Believed Sanders’ Lies About the Jewish State

Sanders Israelby Aaron Klein – 16 Apr 2016

I’m starting to understand the attitude of the wildly misinformed anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. I’d be anti-Israel too if I believed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT)slanderous statements about the Jewish state, especially regarding the conduct of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

If I heard, for example, that Israel bombed “hospitals” during the 2014 Israel-Gaza War, as Sanders claimed during a recent interview, then I might believe the IDF is a morally depraved military that murdered innocent patients in cold blood.

Never mind that the only strike on a hospital during the war was when the IDF surgically bombed a wing of Gaza’s empty Al-Wafa Hospital, with the Israeli army saying the building was being used as a Hamas terrorist command center and a launching site for rockets. No casualties were reported in the bombing, and Israel first fired numerous warning shots and spent days ensuring that the building was entirely evacuated. Sanders has not said a word about Hamas’ criminal use of hospital patients as human shields.

Still, if I believed Sanders’ rhetoric that Israel indiscriminately leveled whole Palestinian apartment buildings, I too would likely view the IDF as a human rights violator. “My understanding is that a whole lot of apartment houses were leveled,” Sanders claimed to the New York Daily News two weeks ago. Continue reading at breitbart.com.

FEC Republican Blasts Commission for Chilling Free Speech

“Conservatives and liberals alike have cause to be concerned about money in politics, but there are ways to go about reforming the system without dismantling the Constitution. And if it comes down to a choice between “too much money” and “too little freedom of speech,” well…that’s no choice at all.”

Free SpeechLee Goodman, one of three Republicans who sit on the Federal Election Commission, says that the three Democrats on the FEC – if left unchecked – would destroy the free American press. In a statement criticizing the Democrats for their vote last month to punish documentary filmmaker Joel Gilbert, Goodman said that if Ann Ravel, Steven Walther, and Ellen Weintraub had their way, sites like the Drudge Report would become relics of the past.

Their votes, wrote Goodman, “signal an active regulatory effort within the agency, caution press organizations to look over their shoulders, and chill the free exercise of press activity.”

Meanwhile, the Democrats claim that by supporting Gilbert’s film, Republicans are essentially throwing campaign finance regulations to the wind. “Press entities do not act as press entities when they distribute millions of free DVDs immediately before an election solely in electoral swing states,” said Weintraub.

The subject of the vote was a film called “Dreams From My Real Father,” a free documentary that was distributed to voters in Ohio prior to the 2012 presidential elections. The film made the claim that Barack Obama’s real father was a Communist named Frank Marshall Davis whose radical activism shaped the young president’s worldview. Two years later, Loren Collins filed an FEC complaint against Gilbert. – Continue reading at fixthisnation.com.

Library of Congress to Eliminate Terms “Illegal Alien” and “Alien”

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Illegal ImmigrantsThe Library of Congress is dropping the terms “illegal alien” and “alien” from its subject headings after a group of college students and the American Library Association protested the words’ usage.

As early as May, the Library of Congress will begin revising its subject headings and replacing “Aliens” with “Noncitizens” and heading references to “Illegal aliens” with “Noncitizens” and “Unauthorized immigration.”

“[The Policy and Standards Division of the Library of Congress] concluded that the meaning of Aliens is often misunderstood and should be revised to Noncitizens, and that the phrase illegal aliens has become pejorative,” the Library explained in its Executive Summary about the changes.

“The heading Illegal aliens will therefore be cancelled and replaced by two headings, Noncitizens and Unauthorized immigration, which may be assigned together to describe resources about people who illegally reside in a country,” it added. Continue reading at breitbart.com.

Darling: What Conservatives Need to Know About Merrick Garland

Merrick Garland

By: Brian Darling | March 16, 2016

Nothing.

Merrick Garland is a 63-year-old Chief Justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. That is all you need to know.

“If you believe in the limits of  federal power, then you will be in the minority.”

The nominee is liberal. This nominee will tip the balance to the liberal wing of the Supreme Court. A liberal majority on the court will radically change the way the Supreme Court views the Bill of Rights.

If Republicans lose this fight, President Obama will have been allowed to lock down a liberal majority on the high court that will read gun rights out of the Constitution, among other freedoms. If you believe in the limits of federal power, then you will be in the minority. This new liberal majority will read new lefty-favored rights like health care and education into the Constitution as they see fit, but will read out religious liberty, the right to participate in the political process, and other rights that they distain.This fight has less to do with the identity of the nominee and more to do with the direction of the country. If President Obama is allowed to transform the Supreme Court into a bastion of left wing legal activism and a rubber stamp for the extra Constitutional actions of his own administration, the Republic is in grave danger. Continue reading at conservativereview.com.

Et tu Delegates (Donald Trump Must Beware of Trojan Horse Delegates)

Trump Trojan Horse

A state party staffer from a large Northeastern state passed the entry codes for a conference call of five Republican chairmen from significant states this past Saturday. The topic on the table? Stopping Donald Trump. I had to listen in.

These hard-boiled pols know the nomination will be decided not on the first ballot, but in a series of procedural votes by the entire convention to adopt the rules of the convention as recommended by the Rules Committee and the seating of the delegates as recommended by the Credentials Committee. Those key committees are made up by two members from each state. The bosses have been quietly planting establishment regulars in these spots.

The Trump camp has been inattentive to this process. The party kingmakers may have the votes to knee-cap Trump in the rules and credentials committees, as they did Congressman Ron Paul in 2012.

The kingmakers have planned to steal the nod from Donald Trump.

Now they party insiders want to make sure they have a working majority on the floor for the passage of their “license to steal.” Republican state chairs are planting Trojan Horse delegates into slots won by Trump on the first ballot to vote with them on procedural votes to pass the Rules and Credentials Reports that will seal the “Big Steal.” This is going on in Texas, New York, Massachusetts, Michigan, Connecticut, North Dakota, and other states. continue reading at breitbart.com.

 

Related story: Hostile Political Groups To Stake Out Donald Trump’s Monday Meeting With GOP Politicians

A Tribute to Justice Scalia

This video published by The Federalist Society, commemorates the life and work of Justice Antonin Scalia — using the words of friends, colleagues, and others to speak about his life and enduring impact. Justice Scalia will long be remembered for his intelligent, principled, and tenacious dedication to our Constitution and to the faithful interpretation of the law as it is written.


[Our Statement] The Federalist Society deeply mourns the loss of Justice Scalia, and extends its sympathies to the Justice’s family and his many colleagues and friends from over the years. Justice Scalia was among the greatest members of the Supreme Court in our nation’s history, and will long be remembered for his intelligent, principled, and tenacious dedication to our Constitution and to faithful interpretation of the law as it is written. He has had an enduring impact on the way our country approaches law and the Constitution, and we are grateful for that extraordinary contribution as well as the tremendous kindness he has shown the Federalist Society and many of its leaders and members since our founding.

Hat tip: Mark Levin, LevinTV.com.

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