Evangelicals to Trump: Dump feckless Romney

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David Lane, who led a national effort to get evangelical voters to the polls and ministers to run for office, said Trump has only “one chance” to craft a cabinet and he should look beyond Romney, who has been forced to eat crow as he campaigns for the State position.

“President-elect Trump gets one chance to fill the cabinet with individuals who share his vision and values, and will be loyal team players. One chance. Appointing a self-motivated adversary to a top cabinet seat will demoralize the millions of grassroots, precinct-level conservative supporters who delivered Trump the presidency on November 8th,” said David Lane, of the American Renewal Project.

A key issue for the critics is whether Romney, who dined with Trump and his chief of staff Reince Priebus Tuesday night in New York City, can be trusted to promote his president — or himself.

“The Bible speaks to to the principle of equal yoking. In a position as key as secretary of State, it’s critical to have someone who can wholeheartedly advocate for the administration positions and not seek to undermine them overseas,” said Rich Bott, president of his Bott Radio Network.

“Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint,” he said in an email quoting Proverbs.

Lane compared Romney to former President George H.W. Bush, who he said squandered the Reagan legacy because he wasn’t a Reagan conservative.

Source: The Washington Examiner

Stein is a loser who is making her supporters look stupid

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The chances of changing the election result with selective ballot recounts are next to nil. Yet a combination of self-interest and a desire for misdirection have propelled factions to debate the results of an election already decisively settled.

Trump, by claiming that millions of ballots were cast illegally for his opponent, as he has done on Twitter in recent days, he may be building the case to claim a larger mandate for his victory despite the fact that Hillary Clinton is leading the popular vote by more than 2 million votes.

Brilliant!

Trump’s rhetoric may also sow the seeds of future efforts to propose more restrictive voting rules championed by some of his top advisers. Hint, the same rules the Mexicans use in their election would be good: Proof of citizenship, a photo I.D. and fingerprinting.

Failed Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein has been seeking voter recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, three states that Trump won and that together carry enough electoral votes to give the election to Clinton. Reversing the result in just one of the states, let alone all three, is all but impossible. Yet Stein’s gambit allows her to raise money and attract attention to a candidacy that failed to galvanize the vast majority of voters.

Stein is a loser who is making her supporters look stupid.

Source: The Los Angeles Times

It’s #Islam Again: Ohio State Killer Identified

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An Islamic plowed his car into a group of pedestrians at Ohio State University and began stabbing people with a butcher knife Monday before he was shot to death by a police officer.

The police said they are investigating whether it was a terrorist attack. Everybody else on the planet knows it was.

Nine people were hurt, one critically.

The attacker was identified as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali-born legal permanent resident of the U.S., according to a U.S. official. Nice work I.C.E. Thanks for nothing.

The FBI and other agencies joined the investigation, as usual, after the fact.

Ohio State Police Chief Craig Stone said that the Islamic terrorist deliberately drove over a curb outside a classroom building and then got out and began attacking people with the knife.

A campus officer who happened to be nearby because of a gas leak arrived on the scene and shot the driver in less than a minute.

Nice shooting officer.

The Islamic State group has urged sympathizers online to carry out attacks in their home countries with whatever weapons are available to them.

They got their wish this morning.

Source: The Associated Press

Two powerful cartels fight to control who provides Americans their drugs

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Americans love drugs, and Mexican drug cartels are here to help.

Manzanillo and the surrounding state of Colima were once best known for their black sand beaches, lime groves and a smoldering volcano that erupts every century or so.

But over the past year, the region has claimed a new title: murder capital of Mexico. According to federal figures, Colima registered 434 homicides in the first nine months of 2016 – a huge number in a population of just 700,000.

Local officials blame the killings on outsiders or describe it as score-settling between petty criminals.

But analysts of the drug war say the violence is part of a nationwide realignment of organized crime – and a bitter struggle to control the port of Manzanillo, one of the biggest on Mexico’s Pacific coast.

Ten years of a militarised campaign against the cartels has not ended the trade in drugs, or helped enforce rule of law in Mexico. It has, however, weakened or splintered several crime factions – leaving a handful of powerful survivors fighting for the spoils.

Colima is currently the setting for a confrontation between two of the most formidable: the Sinaloa Federation – led by imprisoned capo Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán – and the Jalisco New Generation cartel, known by its Spanish initials as the CJNG.

Way to go America.

Source: The Guardian

Nancy Pelosi is nearly finished – it’s just a matter of time

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While nearly everyone in the elite media expects House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to stave off her leadership challenge from Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) in a secret-ballot contest on Thursday, that result is unlikely to stave off the party’s anxiety.

Pelosi’s end is obviously near.The very fact of Ryan’s challenge underscores the frustration of younger, newer Democratic caucus members at their coastal, veteran leadership team.Democrats challenging Pelosi are talking mostly about how frustrated they are with being locked out of the majority for six years and counting, with no end in sight.

In three out of the past four elections, House Democrats have failed to perform to expectations. Since President Obama’s election, Democrats have lost more than 60 House seats.

In short, Pelosi and her team are a bunch of losers.

Source: The Washington Post

Castro’s dead, but the boat people aren’t going back

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This is sure to raise the ire of the bigots in Orange County and the rest of the Latino hating GOP.

As people poured into the streets of Miami’s Cuban neighborhoods in jubilation early Saturday following the news of Fidel Castro’s death, few of those born in the island nation were talking about moving back to their homeland.

The idea of returning used to be the primary reason Cubans in South Florida spoke out against the Castro regime. They had been kicked out of the country, or were forced to flee, thus becoming political refugees in the U.S.But now some emigres say they would rather remain in the U.S., where they’ve enjoyed a standard of living that would be tough to match if they returned to communist Cuba.

Oh, now they tell us.

Source: The Los Angeles Times

Russian propaganda: The elite media’s new Red Scare

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This is hilarious. The San Francisco Chronicle’s take: “The alarming evidence of Russia’s involvement in the U.S. presidential election continues to grow.

OMG! The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

First, Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, accused Russia of interfering with the election, citing WikiLeaks’ release of hacked information during the campaign.

Now, two teams of independent researchers have found that Russia was using a sophisticated propaganda campaign to spread misleading articles — fake news — online to undermine Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

The researchers used analytics tools to trace the origins of social media posts and mapped connections among accounts that mysteriously kept delivering synchronized messages.

They discovered that many of these accounts belonged to controlled, Russian-backed networks.

OMG! The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

According to the Chronicle, The U.S. government doesn’t have many tools for detecting or fighting foreign propaganda.

Seriously? WTF does the NSA do all day besides spy on virtually every American’s emails and cell phone calls?

Americans are more credulous than they might be if we had experience with authoritarian governments; a recent Stanford study found that a large majority of U.S. students can’t tell the difference between real and fake news.

That’s a laugh, most U.S. students don’t know that Mexico is not part of the United States either.

Our social media platforms — where an increasing percentage of Americans are finding their news — are designed to boost company profitability, not to educate the citizenry.

No kidding. Welcome to America.

Congress needs to investigate Russia’s election involvement, and our security agencies need to improve our technological defenses against foreign propaganda. A cyberwar with a foreign power may not involve guns and missiles, but it can still inflict great damage.

Thanks but we already have a Police State that does all this. Maybe the Chronicle should find out why the NSA, the FBI and the rest of the Police State wasn’t up to the task?

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle