Gun-control activists declared Virginia their proving ground and poured unbelievable amounts of money into a state-senate election; then they lost that election; then they bet big on executive actions instituting new gun control; they watched as those actions were not only reversed but gun rights were expanded. If we take Virginia as the bellwether that the gun-control activists envisioned, then gun control is dead as a 2016 issue.
… eco-activists would rather tolerate tens of millions of Third World deaths for the sake of a political agenda. That’s the cruel and inhuman way of the environmentalist. He will trade lives — and jobs, and economic liberty, and others’ wealth — in exchange for actually making the world … worse.
This hallmark of environmentalism has driven decades of poor public policy. Some policies have brought with them harm, though nothing on the level of the DDT ban.
She has a long track record of stiff-arming investigators and covering up, even destroying, records not just under FOIA request but federal subpoena, including:
1) Ordering the deputy ambassador to Libya to stop cooperating with Congress in the Benghazi investigation, in what he called an “angry” phone call;
2) Withholding emails detailing the Clintons’ illegal selling of seats on foreign trade junkets for campaign cash in the 1990s;
3) Mysteriously “losing” 1.8 million archived White House emails under subpoena in the Monica Lewinsky and Filegate scandal investigations;
4) And “concealing” so many subpoenaed emails from Congress that it referred criminal charges on her to the Justice Department for perjury and obstruction of justice in 1998.
All crooks need consiglieres. Now you know Hillary’s.
While the reality is that politicians can and do change their mind on issues it’s usually on a time scale greater than a few weeks.
Have we become so mind-numbed with anger at Obama’s destructive policies that we sit still for this brand of poisonous venom?
All of us who are enraged at the damage done to America these past seven years were thrilled to hear someone, anyone, give voice to our anger. But even then, few of us took him seriously. How can a man who indiscriminantly spews disparaging vitriol with abandon actually be a candidate for president of the United States? How can a man who promises all manner of ridiculous things people know he cannot fulfill be taken seriously? How can a man who gives exactly no specifics on his plans, foreign or domestic, be electable?
Reality is an inconvenience that is suppressed with gulags and firing squads.
The left believes that there is a binary struggle over the future of humanity with only two sides. It does not understand how the right actually thinks and it has no room for understanding equally compelling belief systems that operate outside this model.
That’s where Islam comes in. Or doesn’t.
Islam and Muslims are fundamentally outside the left’s model. They are part of their own binary struggle between Islam and everything else. They have their own “right side of history”.
Islam and the left both claim to have “perfect” systems that can create a utopia… after a whole lot of killing. They are aligned with each other, yet unable to understand each other because their worldviews have no room for anything outside their perfect models. Leftists despise fundamentalists and Islamists despise atheists and yet here they are working together while ignoring what the other believes.
The left cannot accept that its great struggle is really a disastrous sideshow in a larger civilizational conflict or that its agenda is not universal, but the product of a particular intellectual strain that has little application outside its own bubble. And so it will go on rejecting the truth about Islam, because learning the truth about Islam would not only destroy the alliance with Islam, but would also destroy the left.
Reports emerged on Facebook and police said they must be sensitive about cases involving migrants, who have ‘been through a lot’ …
… Austrian media have also been following another case of a 13-year-old girl who is allegedly repeatedly being raped by her 26-year-old husband, who she married in Syria.
However, the teenager has not spoken against her husband, who is claiming that he has the right to have sex with her after their marriage was consummated, under Islamic law.