Wow

BREAKING POLL=> DONALD TRUMP Is Beating Hillary… IN OREGON! – Gateway Pundit

I’m equal parts nonplussed and not surprised at all.

I believe that a large part of Trump’s appeal is a deep, sub-conscious realization by the collective psyche of this nation that something is terribly, terribly wrong;  That perhaps things are much worse and much more dishonest than we’ve been led to believe.  Much of Bernie’s popularity is owed to this phenomenon as well.  Trump should have a hell of a lot more appeal to independents than Clinton.  It shouldn’t be a contest and it isn’t, even in a state like Oregon where they’ve changed all the traffic lights red.

 

 

How The Senate Just Took “A Hatchet To American Liberty” – Zero Hedge

The bill is used to authorize funding for the intelligence community, sets policy and authorizes resources for intelligence purposes. We bring this up because the only committee member to vote against the bill was Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore), who later released a statement on why he did not vote for the bill – notably, that the FBI would be allowed to obtain Americans’ email using only a national security letter, meaning it will now be able to access email without a court order.

While the intrusion of civil liberties is something that everyone lets the government get away with in today’s society (as long as there are ample episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians on to keep people’s mind occupied), it’s nice to see that at least somebody is paying attention, let alone cares enough to warn the public about what is taking place.

If you haven’t contacted your congressman or senator before, what will it take to get you to do so now?  They will keep taking and taking and taking until you say “enough”.

Is The Army Preparing For A Major Deployment: Orders 177,000 Bulletproof Armor Plates – Zero Hedge

Traditionally, the best way to keep track of future military deployments – absent unexpected events, of course – has been to follow key procurement contracts from the U.S. Department of Defense of mission critical offensive wartime equipment such as weapons and ammo, or, less followed, core defensive components such as kevlar, body armor and other forms of core personal protective gear. These usually take place shortly prior to major “events” involving US armed forces.

Which is why we were surprised to learn that earlier today, the US Department of Defense revealed it had placed a $93 million order for 177,000 ballistic body armor plates from the US military’s traditional supplier of protective equipment, Ceradyne which several years ago was purchased by 3M. Both production and delivery are  expected to be concluded over the next several months.

Very disturbing.  Our military has been decimated under this administration and a major deployment would stretch us very thin.  Perhaps a show of force against Russia is imminent since the globalists are salivating at the prospect of a NATO vs Russia world war 3.

However, it could be something different entirely.  The customer here is not a specific branch of the military, but rather the DoD.  The armor could be distributed to multiple branches, black ops, intelligence agencies or it could be used for DHS in a domestic conflict.

Regardless, something is up.

Leaked Audio: Clinton Says Supreme Court Is ‘Wrong’ on Second Amendment – Washington Free Beacon

Hillary Clinton slammed the Supreme Court as “wrong on the Second Amendment” and called for reinstating the assault weapons ban during a small private fundraiser in New York last week, according to audio of her remarks obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

While Clinton has previously supported an assault weapons ban, this is the first time since launching her campaign that she indicated that she would take on the Supreme Court over gun issues.

Although Clinton did not identify which Supreme Court case she disagreed with, she appeared to be criticizing the landmark 2008 ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller, which found the handgun ban in Washington, D.C., unconstitutional.

“I was proud when my husband took [the National Rifle Association] on, and we were able to ban assault weapons, but he had to put a sunset on so 10 years later. Of course [President George W.] Bush wouldn’t agree to reinstate them,” said Clinton.

“We’ve got to go after this,” Clinton continued. “And here again, the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get.”

So what is she giving us here exactly?  Does she genuinely believe her own words to the point of creating an executive order banning sporting rifles?  Or is she just lying to her brain-dead constituents?  I would guess it’s the latter.

It’s not 1993 anymore, kids.  A democrat President issuing a ban on sporting rifles would almost assuredly result in bloodshed and I’m sure she knows that.  So my guess is that she’s just playing to the most enthusiastically tyrannical elements of her base.  Seems like a very foolish move.

 

As the worms turn..

The Liberal media is turning on Bernie.  Yesterday, USA Today editorialized on the violence that has marred the Democratic primaries:  Senator Sanders, rein in your supporters.

It’s funny, when Sander’s supporters shut down Trump rallies, shouted expletives directly into the faces of Trump supporters and spit on them, the Media told us that it was Trump’s fault.  But of course, now those Sanders supporters are going after Hillary and that simply won’t do.

3 Hour security line at Chicago O’Hare – CBS Chicago

Things are even worse in my least favorite airport and least favorite town in the country.  For those of you following the news, you know that O’Hare is only one of the many airports whose security has grinded to a halt due to the TSA.

Perhaps a flashback to 2013 would be instructive.

Back in 2013, a gentleman (and patriot) named Jon Corbett sued the TSA and the Federal Government over the body scanners, accusing them of being unconstitutional since the nude scanners are in direct opposition to privacy and the 4th amendment.  (As an aside, you should check out Jon’s spectacular youtube channel:  Corbett Report).

During discovery, several of the TSA’s internal documents relating to the scanners were exposed but had several sections redacted, preventing the public from seeing all the information.  However, one of the many morons that populate state and federal government accidentally published the documents in their full, unredacted glory to the government electronic document site: PACER.gov.

A section detailing how “The TSA Has Misled The Public As to the Likelihood of the Threat ‘Addressed’ By Nude Body Scanners and Pat Downs,” includes a blacked out portion concerning the TSA’s knowledge that “explosives on airplanes are extremely rare.”

“For example, the TSA analyzed hijackings in 2007 and found 7 hijacking incidents across the globe, but none of them involved actual explosive devices,” Corbett explains in the brief, adding that the last attempt to bring an explosive on-board an airplane through a U.S. airport occurred 35 years ago.

Another redacted section highlights the government’s concession that, “due to hardened cockpit doors and the willingness of passengers to challenge hijackers,” it would be difficult to have a repeat of 9/11.

“The government also credits updated pre-flight security for that difficulty assessment,” the brief states, “but the assessment was written before the en masse deployment of body scanners and before the update to the pat down procedure. Further, the government admits that there have been no attempted domestic hijackings of any kind in the 12 years since 9/11.”

But here is the money shot:

(The TSA had wanted the following section completely censored)

This begs the question, then, of what evidence the government possesses to rationalize that we should be so afraid of non-metallic explosives being brought aboard flights departing from the U.S. that we must sacrifice our civil liberties. The answer: there is none. “As of mid-2011, terrorist threat groups present in the Homeland are not known to be actively plotting against civil aviation targets or airports; instead, their focus is on fundraising, recruiting, and propagandizing.”

So remember this the next time you see a news report on long TSA lines.

 

1996 Flashback — Bill Clinton Talks Like Trump On Immigration: “We Are A Nation Of Laws” – Real Clear Politics

From Clinton’s 1996 State of the Union address:

But there are some areas that the federal government should not leave and should address and address strongly. One of these areas is the problem of illegal immigration. After years of neglect, this administration has taken a strong stand to stiffen the protection of our borders. We are increasing border controls by 50 percent. We are increasing inspections to prevent the hiring of illegal immigrants. And tonight, I announce I will sign an executive order to deny federal contracts to businesses that hire illegal immigrants.

Let me be very clear about this: We are still a nation of immigrants; we should be proud of it. We should honor every legal immigrant here, working hard to become a new citizen. But we are also a nation of laws.

I guess Bill was a racist too.

NYT story on Trump’s history with women creates backlash – The Hill

One of Donald Trump’s former girlfriends is pushing back on a New York Times story, saying her comments were distorted to smear him.

The remarks from Rowanne Brewer Lane, a former model who is the centerpiece of the Times story, invigorated Trump and his supporters and rallied conservatives of all stripes behind their common enemies: the media and The New York Times, in particular.

“Unfortunately, this doesn’t surprise me in the slightest because I’ve been on the other end of the media’s distortions and lies,” Ben Carson, a top Trump adviser and former presidential candidate, told The Hill in a phone interview. “It’s the New York Times. What did you expect?”

Over the weekend, the Times ran a lengthy front-page story headlined “Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved With Women in Private,” detailing Trump’s past treatment of the women he dated or employed.

In an interview with The Hill on Monday afternoon, Brewer Lane lashed out at the Times reporters, saying she spent hours on the phone with them and agreed to do a photo shoot for the piece because she wanted to let people know “how well Trump treats women.”

Brewer Lane says she was stunned and felt she’d been taken advantage of when she read that her words were used to make Trump appear to be a lecher.

“I think it was intentional,” she said. “They have an agenda to make Trump look unfavorable at this point in the race.”

Now, these kinds of smear pieces are expected with any Republican nominee, regardless of whether he’s an actual Republican (something Trump is not).  But what bothers me is the irony in creating a scandal where there isn’t one with Trump while Bill Clinton, a confirmed rapist, is completely ignored by the Times and every other mainstream outlet.

As fliers wait in security lines, gov’t asks for patience – AP

Travelers across the country have endured lengthy security lines, some snaking up and down escalators, or through food courts, and into terminal lobbies. At some airports, lines during peak hours have topped 90 minutes. Airlines have reported holding planes at gates to wait for passengers to clear security.

Johnson said Friday that the government is working to ease the lines, although travelers should expect to wait as they travel this summer. Whatever steps TSA takes, Johnson said, it won’t neglect its duty to stop terrorists.

“Our job is to keep the American people safe,” Johnson told reporters at a news conference. “We’re not going to compromise aviation security in the face of this.”

The Transportation Security Administration has fewer screeners and has tightened security procedures. Airlines and the TSA have been warning customers to arrive at the airport two hours in advance, but with summer travel season approaching even that might not be enough.

C’mon guys, get off the TSA’s back.   Were you ever part of a high school play?  Yes?  Well then you know exactly how much work it is creating large-scale theatre..

RELATED: WTF TSA? Viral Video Shows Unbelievable Length of Security Line

Instead of complaining to the media, these people should be complaining to their congressman.  It takes the same amount of time.  I am convinced that as a nation, we have terrible self-esteem.  Because if we did have a shred of it, we would never endure the invasive, degrading process to get on a plane.  The next time you’re standing in that booth with your hands held above your head, legs spread apart like you’re strapped to a dog breeder’s rape stand and your junk is on display on the screener’s monitor, ask yourself:  Is this the posture of a free man?