Gina Haspel is a great pick for CIA

Why are Democrats playing politics with our national security?

By Bryan Dean Wright

When I worked as a CIA officer, playing politics wasn’t part of the job – not for me, not for any of my colleagues. But after watching Democratic senators play to the cameras at the confirmation hearing Tuesday on Gina Haspel’s nomination to become CIA director, I was disappointed to see politics was their major focus.

Haspel is a brilliant intelligence officer with 33 years at the CIA. She has devoted most of her adult life to protecting our nation and won awards for her outstanding performance. Like all of us at the CIA, she’s never carried out her responsibilities as a Democrat or a Republican – but as an American patriot.

But if viewers were hoping for an adult discussion at Haspel’s televised confirmation hearing about how to best protect our nation from terrorists and hostile foreign nations, they got something quite different.

Americans watching the hearing were treated to over two hours of bumbling, partisan attacks that left listeners with one clear takeaway: Democrats were focused on the sins of the past, not of the threats of the future. Moreover, they showed no interest in helping fix what is clearly a broken CIA.

Americans watching the Haspel hearing were treated to over two hours of bumbling, partisan attacks that left listeners with one clear takeaway: Democrats were focused on the sins of the past, not of the threats of the future.

In other words, the Democratic senators on the Intelligence Committee who fancy themselves as progressive thinkers ended up looking like a bunch of circus clowns who missed the train ride home. Their inane questions and partisan motivations ended up embarrassing not just themselves but the party and the nation. Continue reading and watch video at foxnews.com.

The Iran Deal – Don’t Ever Forget Who Did This

How the Iran deal violates the Constitution

By Clare M. Lopez — 08/11/15

Among the myriad other reasons why the recently concluded Iran nuclear agreement is a bad deal, the fact that it clearly violates the U.S. Constitution ought to be given more attention.

Article VI says “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.” Continue reading at thehill.com.

The Potty Mouth – Michelle Wolf

Michelle Wolf appeared at the White House Correspondents Dinner, a yearly event held to poke fun at politicians and enjoy a fine dinner and laughs.

This year the dinner was burned and over cooked just like the jokes.

I grew up watching Don Rickles, Mr. Warmth, a class act that could hurl blistering insults at people like Dean Martin or Ronald Reagan, and make them laugh at themselves despite the prickly barbs. Rickels came up with humorous barbs that “singed” the target, he never wanted to burn them to a crisp. And his audience loved him for that and always wanted more. Continue reading at gggraphics.com.

 

‘Blue Wave’ Fizzles as AP Declares Republican Winner of Arizona Special Congressional Election

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by Michael Patrick Leahy

The Associated Press declared Republican Debbie Lesko the winner of Tuesday’s special election in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District over Democrat Hiral Tipirneni at 11:08 p.m. Eastern, one hour and eight minutes after the polls closed.

At 11:01 p.m Eastern, Decision Desk HQ tweeted that Lesko had a 9,000 vote lead, leading Tipirneni by 53 percent to 47 percent.

“With so few votes left to actually count, Tipirneni is going to need to win those by a sizable margin to overcome,” the polling group added in a tweet a minute later.

The New York Times called the election for Lesko shortly after AP called it at 11:08 p.m.

At 11:21 p.m. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement congratulating Lesko on her victory:

Congratulations to Debbie on her hard-fought victory. Debbie ran a smart campaign and focused in on the issues that voters cared about, like having more take-home pay, fewer regulations, and a secure border. She is a committed conservative who will make Arizona proud, and I’m excited for her to get to Washington so she can help as we continue to advance our agenda. Her victory proves that Republicans have a positive record to run on this fall and we need to spend the next seven months aggressively selling our message to the American people.

Continue reading at breitbart.com.

Leftist Campaign Against Laura Ingraham Backfires

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Ratings up over 20%

A funny thing has happened since the Left began its campaign to drive Fox News host Laura Ingraham off the air: Her ratings are up, a lot – by more than 20 percent compared to her last week on the air before the current controversy began.

The leftist-organized advertiser boycott began on March 29, after Ingraham tweeted about Parkland high school anti-gun activist David Hogg, and continued in spite of Ingraham’s quick apology.

As of Friday, April 13, 27 companies had announced they would pull their advertising from the show, but one – Ace Hardware – announced it would resume its sponsorship of the Ingraham Angle, citing the “incomplete” information it had when it originally announced its withdrawal. Continue reading at lifesitenews.com.

ACLU Celebrates Raid on Trump’s Lawyer: ‘The Rule of Law is Alive’

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by Joel B. Pollak

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has published an article celebrating the FBI raid on Donald Trump’s personal lawyer as a victory for the rule of law — not a violation of attorney-client privilege and the president’s constitutional rights.

Earlier this week, the FBI raided attorney Michael Cohen’s office, apartment, and hotel room, seizing materials that included communications from Trump to his lawyer. The government typically cannot have access to those communications. In cases where it is necessary to study such communications, the FBI establishes a supposedly independent “taint team” that sifts through the material and, theoretically, only passes on evidence to prosecutors that does not violate attorney-client privilege.

However, critics allege that there is great potential for abuse, especially in a politically-charged case like this. They point out that such raids on attorneys are very rare, and argue that the president’s Fourth Amendment right to privacy, Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, and Sixth Amendment right to counsel have been compromised.

Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz, one of the country’s foremost defense lawyers and a civil libertarian who supported Hillary Clinton for president, condemned the raid

“If this were Hillary Clinton being investigated and they went into her lawyer’s office, the ACLU would be on every television station in America jumping up and down,” he told Fox News this week.

However, the ACLU not only condones the raid on Trump’s; it is applauding it. Continue reading at breitbart.com.

Media Seek to Destroy Laura Ingraham Only Because She’s a Conservative Woman

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by  John Nolte

The pretext being used to destroy a conservative woman, Fox News star Laura Ingraham, is that she accused a 17-year-old of “whining.” Even after apologizing to anti-gun activist David Hogg, the corporate media and the organized left, with a lot of help from gutless corporations, are still determined to dismantle Ingraham’s entire professional life — to shut a conservative woman up by removing her platform, all because she accused a teenager of “whining.”

Keep in mind that Hogg is not just any 17-year-old. He is a foul-mouthed hurler of extremist, partisan venom and a shield for a media eager to disarm and silence their enemies on the right. And in order to enjoy that shield, the media have handed Hogg unlimited power.

To begin with, the media, most especially CNN, knowingly allow Hogg to spread conspiracy theories, to accuse the NRA of being “child murderers,” to describe anyone who disagrees with him as “pathetic fuckers that want to keep killing our children,” to accuse Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)  of taking money in exchange for the lives of students, and to claim NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch “doesn’t care about these children’s lives.

In other words, Hogg is not some wide-eyed innocent. He is old enough to own a firearm, to join the military, to drive, to get married, and to step into the political arena to hurl spittle-flecked nuclear bombs at his political enemies on the right…

…but Laura Ingraham accused him of “whining.” Read the rest of the article at breitbart.com.

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And now we learn that FoxNews has given Laura Ingraham a one week vacation – starting NOW. And of course, according to FoxNews, it was already scheduled and has nothing to do with her “despicable” tweet. Hey, if anyone is interested in buying a bridge in Brooklyn, I know where there’s one for sale… cheap.

Oh by the way, here’s tweet that started all of this:

Patriots?

Attack on OUR Second Amendment ♦ Please act NOW!

Urgent Alert to all Florida Residents and Patriots:

Our SECOND AMENDMENT CONTINUES TO BE UNDER ATTACK!!!! Please READ BELOW!
 
WE MUST STAY VIGILANT AND WE MUST ACT NOW IF WE WANT TO STOP FURTHER INFRINGEMENTS, FUTURE CONFISCATIONS, ETC!
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The freedoms we have enjoyed in FLORIDA are slipping right through our hands and most of us don’t even realize it.
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Please READ BELOW AND ACT TODAY!
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Please contact me with any questions on this OR on the bill that recently passed in our state called SB 7026 as I’ve followed it from start to passage and spoken to many leaders during and after the process.
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SB 7026 makes many law abiding citizens Class III felons on October 1st and they don’t even realize that. Does it affect you?
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ALERT: Anti-gun CRC Members Want Gun Bans in the Florida Constitution
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DATE: March 19, 2018
TO:     USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
           USF Executive Director
           NRA Past President

ACTION NEEDED NOW

Some of the members of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission (CRC) are very anti-gun and they are proposing and pushing gun ban and gun control amendments to put in the Florida Constitution..
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Commissioners will be voting on these amendments soon. Links to these amendments are listed at the bottom.
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Among these amendments are:
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*An “assault weapons” ban which bans the distribution, sale, transfer, and possession of so-called assault weapons and any detachable magazine that has a capacity of more than 9 rounds. (Makes possession illegal with no compensation provided for those already possessed that must be surrendered)
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*A ban on any semi-automatic rifle that is able to accept a detachable magazine or has a fixed magazine capable of holding more than10 rounds. (that means almost all semi-automatic rifles)
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*A ban on the sale and transfer of “assault weapons” and defines “transfer” as the conveyance “from a person or entity to another person or entity WITHOUT any conveyance of money or other valuable consideration.” (Note: to “convey” between persons without compensation could mean the simple act of handing the firearm to another person while hunting, on the range, or anywhere)
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*A 10 day waiting period (excluding weekends and legal holidays) on all firearms to facilitate a background check.
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*A ban on the purchase of any firearm by a person under 21 years of age.
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*A ban on the sale, transfer and possession of bump stocks and other devises, tools, kits, etc.
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Please email CRC Commissioners and tell them to OPPOSE gun control amendments!
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PLEASE DO IT NOW !!! They could be voting on these amendments at anytime
IN THE SUBJECT LINE PUT:  VOTE AGAINST GUN CONTROL AMENDMENTS
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(To send your message to all just Block and Copy All email addresses into the “Send To” box)
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PROPOSED AMENDMENTS:
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Sherrie McKnight
Co-Owner, Big Daddy Guns
855-682-4872 x. 29 (Toll Free)
800-970-8419 FAX
Sherrie@BigDaddyGuns.com
FFL #1-59-001-01-6D-22959
NRA Business Alliance Member
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Hat tips: Sherrie McKnight, JoeZ

NRA Files Lawsuit Saying Florida Gun Bill Approved by Gov. Scott Violates 2nd Amendment

Does anyone remember when Rick Scott first ran for governor of Florida in 2010? He had a lot of opposition, not only from the Democrats, but also from the establishment Republicans. There was a lot of controversy about his prior position as chief executive of Columbia/HCA,  over the company’s business and Medicare billing practices. Nevertheless Scott was elected governor in large part due to the tireless efforts of grassroots patriots, including tea party activists like you and me. Well, I guess I have to ask that time-old question: “How’s that working out for you now?” – ADB

From FoxNews.com:

By Paulina Dedaj

The National Rifle Association reacted Friday with a federal lawsuit after Florida lawmakers approved gun legislation that would raise the age to buy guns. The group’s argument: that the proposed law violates the Second Amendment.

News of the lawsuit came just hours after Florida Gov. Rick Scott publicly went against allies in the NRA in signing a gun control bill that was drafted in response to the fatal school shooting in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14. Seventeen people were killed in that gun attack, attributed to a 19-year-old named Nokolas Cruz.

Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Acton, has matainted that the bill “punished punishes law-abiding gun owners for the criminal acts of a deranged individual.”

The lawsuit is asking a federal judge to block the new age restriction from taking effect. Read the rest of this article at foxnews.com.

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