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July 20 2018

More Confused Than Ever: Helsinki Damage Control Continues to Fail

 

 

On Wednesday, President Trump gave this opinion of Russia as a continuing threat to the U.S.

According to The Donald, Russia is no longer a thang.

This, of course, was in stark contrast to the opinion of his national intelligence director.

In a press conference hours later, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders explained the misunderstanding: earlier, Trump had said “no” to a reporter asking if the potential of Russian meddling threatened future domestic affairs; Trump’s “no” had actually meant he wasn’t answering any more questions. Sarah laid it out, flatly:

“We believe that the threat still exists.”

During a later interview with CBS News, DT explained that he holds Putin responsible for Russian electoral interference “because he’s in charge of the country.”

“I let him know we can’t have this, we’re not going to have it, and that’s the way it’s going to be.”

Thus continues the slopfest of statements, inferences, takeaways, takebacks, and claimed accidents coming from Trump and his office over Russian meddling in the 2016 election and any similar threat going forward (see a bit of history here).

Why does this have to be so confusing??

On Monday, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats made clear that Russia’s threat to the U.S. is very much alive and well:

“We have been clear in our assessment of Russian meddling in our 2016 elections and their ongoing, pervasive efforts to undermine our democracy.”

This was in stark contrast to Trump’s Helsinki question of why Russia would have been the guilty party in election meddling, which he later corrected by saying he’d used the word “would” when he meant “wouldn’t” (covered here).

At the “no” news briefing, just before he further confused everyone, he trumpeted his anti-Russia stance:

“There has never been a president as tough on Russia as I have been. … I think President Putin knows that better than anybody, certainly a lot better than the media. … He understands it, and he’s not happy about it.”

I don’t understand Donald Trump, and I’m not happy about it.

From the very beginning, simple, sustained words would have been much better.

Please, President Trump: make one singular, clear statement, and then just zip it.

For those of you who missed the relevant RedState links in the article, they’re here and here.

For something pretty much different, here are write-ups on Iran suing America, New York going to pot, and Paul Ryan’s ax-murdering episode.

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Democrats Try to Subpoena Trump/Putin Interpreter; and Some Really Cool Breakdancing

 

 

On Thursday, House Intelligence Committee Republicans gave the thumbs-down to a motion to subpoena the interpreter employed for President Trump’s private meeting with Vladimir Putin.

Good grief.

Democrat (of course) Adam Schiff submitted the motion:

“It is our motion that the interpreter be subpoenaed to come and testify in closed session before our committee.”

Schiff’s statement was made during discussion of China’s threats to the American government at a public hearing.

According to Schiff, the interpreter may be able to expose national security hazards. You know, because Trump is treasonous (please see more about that here and here).

“I regret that we have to request this in today’s meeting. We requested a business meeting next week, but that request has been declined. This may be our last opportunity before we go into an extended recess to vote to subpoena the interpreter and find out if there are any other national security problems that arose from this meeting.”

Really??

Yes, really:

“BREAKING: @RepSwalswell and I just made a motion in House Intel Committee to subpoena the American interpreter during the summit — the only witness to Trump’s meeting with Putin. This is an extraordinary remedy, but Trump’s actions necessitate it. Republicans voted it down.”

BREAKING: @RepSwalwell and I just made a motion in House Intel Committee to subpoena the American interpreter during the summit — the only witness to Trump’s meeting with Putin. This is an extraordinary remedy, but Trump’s actions necessitate it.

Republicans voted it down.

— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) July 19, 2018

It’s breaking, alright, but not the cool kind:

It’s breaking up Washington and the political conversation, as part of the hammer of insanity that’s presently crushing civility, rationale, and anything approaching realism.

Incidentally, Republican Devin Nunes said the committee “[could not] entertain such a request,” because that wasn’t the point of the meeting.

This is where we are (please also see my article on Time’s new cover, here) — forget reason. The Democrats and the Left are currently engaged in a screaming match, to see who can cry the scariest wolf. President Trump isn’t just sometimes foolish; he’s Beelzebub, crouching in a corner and in cahoots with Russia, aiming to destroy the country and the world.

And so, the idea, apparently, is that Donald Trump said this to an interpreter:

“Hey, man, Putin and I don’t speak the same language well enough to co-obliterate the universe without a translator. So you’re going to come in here with us, and when I say things like, ‘take over the world,’ or ‘grab the planet by the p***y,’ or ‘kill all minorities,’ or ‘destroy America,’ I want you to tell Vladimir what I said. And I want you to relay his thoughts to me, when he commands things like, ‘Go to Washington and do my bidding, my evil Apprentice; or you’re “fired.”‘ Oh, and then don’t tell anyone what we said. Unless, of course, you’re subpoenaed. Then, obviously, your adherence to law will come before your obligation to us and global annihilation.”

This is the world we’re living in. Or, at least, it’s the current residence of the Left. And yet, they plan to be voted back into power (as discussed here and here).

November is going to be awfully telling. And I hope it tells them to stop being ridiculous.

What do you think? Should the interpreter be subpoenaed? Do you think they would sing like a canary? Let us know in the Comments section below.

Find the relevant RedState links in the article above here, here, herehere, and here).

For something completely different, please read my coverage of Hillary’s contention that Kavanaugh will take us to the days of slavery, Republican congressman John Cornyn’s warning to Trump before the Helsinki meeting, and HuffPost’s pro-communism look at Kylie Jenner’s makeup business.

Find all my RedState work here.

And as always, please follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

 

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Thieves jack car, drop off baby girl in back

(TELEGRAPH) — Carjackers who stole an Audi before discovering there was a baby on the back seat drove her to a health centre before making off with the vehicle.

An urgent police hunt involving dozens of officers was launched when the grey Audi A3 S-line was carjacked with the baby strapped into her seat.

But West Midlands Police said the baby had been found “safe and well” after being dropped at a local health centre.

Thieves jack car, drop off baby girl in back

(TELEGRAPH) — Carjackers who stole an Audi before discovering there was a baby on the back seat drove her to a health centre before making off with the vehicle.

An urgent police hunt involving dozens of officers was launched when the grey Audi A3 S-line was carjacked with the baby strapped into her seat.

But West Midlands Police said the baby had been found “safe and well” after being dropped at a local health centre.

Bet you never heard what happened on 1st trip to moon

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the Moon

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the Moon

“One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,” stated astronaut Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969, as he became the first man to walk on the moon. The second man on the moon was Colonel Buzz Aldrin.

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent a total of 21 hours and 37 minutes on the moon’s surface before redocking their lunar module Eagle with the command ship Columbia. Buzz Aldrin earned a Ph.D. from M.I.T. and helped develop the technology necessary for the mission, especially the complicated lunar module rendezvous with the command module.

Buzz Aldrin shared a story,”An Astronaut Tells of a little-known but Significant Event on the Moon,” printed in Guideposts Magazine, Oct. 1970), and in his book, “Return to Earth,” published by Random House, 1973.

Before the two astronauts stepped out of the lunar module onto the moon’s surface, there was a planned time of rest.

Buzz Aldrin asked for radio silence because NASA was fighting a lawsuit brought by an intolerant atheist, Madalyn Murray O’Hair, who objected to the previous Apollo 8 crew reading the first chapter of the book of Genesis in their Christmas radio transmission.

Buzz Aldrin then privately partook of communion, stating:

For several weeks prior to the scheduled lift-off of Apollo 11 back in July, 1969, the pastor of our church, Dean Woodruff, and I had been struggling to find the right symbol for the first lunar landing. We wanted to express our feeling that what man was doing in this mission transcended electronics and computers and rockets. Dean often speaks at our church, Webster Presbyterian, just outside of Houston, about the many meanings of the communion service.

“One of the principal symbols,” Dean says, “is that God reveals Himself in the common elements of everyday life.” Traditionally, these elements are bread and wine – common foods in Bible days and typical products of man’s labor.

One day while I was at Cape Kennedy working with the sophisticated tools of the space effort, it occurred to me that these tools were the typical elements of life today.

I wondered if it might be possible to take communion on the moon, symbolizing the thought that God was revealing Himself there too, as man reached out into the universe.

For there are many of us in the NASA program who do trust that what we are doing is part of God’s eternal plan for man.

Webster Presbyterian Church is located at 201 W. NASA Road 1, Webster, Texas, and is known nationally as the Church of the Astronauts as John Glenn, Buzz Aldrin, Jerry Carr, Charlie Bassett and Roger Chaffee were active members during their time at NASA. The flag Buzz Aldrin left on the Moon was designed and built by a member of Webster Presbyterian Church, Jack Kinzler.

Buzz Aldrin continued:

I spoke with Dean about the idea as soon as I returned home, and he was enthusiastic.

“I could carry the bread in a plastic packet, the way regular inflight food is wrapped. And the wine also – there will be just enough gravity on the moon for liquid to pour. I’ll be able to drink normally from a cup. Dean, I wonder if you could look around for a little chalice that I could take with me as coming from the church?”

The next week Dean showed me a graceful silver cup. I hefted it and was pleased to find that it was light enough to take along. Each astronaut is allowed a few personal items on a flight; the wine chalice would be in my personal-preference kit.

Dean made special plans for two special communion services at Webster Presbyterian Church. One would be held just prior to my leaving Houston for Cape Kennedy, when I would join the other members in a dedication service.

The second would take place two weeks later, Sunday, July 20, when Neil Armstrong and I were scheduled to be on the surface of the moon.

On that Sunday the church back home would gather for communion, while I joined them as close as possible to the same hour, taking communion inside the lunar module, all of us meaning to represent in this small way not only our local church but the Church as a whole. …

Right away questions came up. Was it theologically correct for a layman to serve himself communion under these circumstances? Dean thought so, but to make sure he decided to write the stated clerk of the Presbyterian church’s General Assembly and got back a quick reply that this was permissible.

And how much should we talk about our plans? I am naturally rather reticent, but on the other hand I was becoming increasingly convinced that having religious convictions carried with it the responsibility of witnessing to them. Finally we decided we would say nothing about the communion service until after the moonshot.

I had a question about which scriptural passage to use. Which reading would best capture what this enterprise meant to us? I thought long about this and came up at last with John 15:5.

It seemed to fit perfectly. I wrote the passage on a slip of paper to be carried aboard Eagle along with the communion elements. Dean would read the same passage at the full congregation service held back home that same day.

So at last we were set. And then trouble appeared. It was Saturday, just prior to the first of the two communion services.

The next day, Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins and I were to depart Houston for Cape Kennedy. We were scheduled for a pre-mission press conference when the flight physician arrived and set up elaborate precautions against crew contamination.

We had to wear sterile masks and to talk to the reporters from within a special partition. The doctor was taking no chances. A cold germ, a flu virus, and the whole shot might have to be aborted. I felt I had to tell him about the big church service scheduled for the next morning. When I did, he wasn’t at all happy.

I called Dean with the news late Saturday night. “It doesn’t look real good, Dean.”

“What about a private service? Without the whole congregation?”

It was a possibility. I called the doctor about the smaller service and he agreed, provided there were only a handful of people present.

So the next day, Sunday, shortly after the end of the 11 o’clock service my wife, Joan and our oldest boy Mike (the only one of our three children who is as yet a communicant), went to the church. There we met Dean, his wife, Floy, and our close family friend Tom Manison, elder of the church and his wife.

The seven of us went in to the now-empty sanctuary. On the communion table were two loaves of bread, one for now, the other for two weeks from now. Beside the two loaves were two chalices, one of them the small cup the church was giving me for the service on the moon.

We took communion. At the end of the service Dean tore off a corner of the second loaf of bread and handed it to me along with the tiny chalice. Within a few hours I was on my way to Cape Kennedy.

What happened there, of course, the whole world knows.

The Saturn 5 rocket gave us a rough ride at first, but the rest of the trip was smooth. On the day of the moon landing, we awoke at 5:30 a.m., Houston time.

Neil and I separated from Mike Collins in the command module. Our powered descent was right on schedule, and perfect except for one unforeseeable difficulty. The automatic guidance system would have taken Eagle to an area with huge boulders.

Neil had to steer Eagle to a more suitable terrain. With only seconds worth of fuel left, we touched down at 3:30 p.m.

Now Neil and I were sitting inside Eagle, while Mike circled in lunar orbit unseen in the black sky above us. In a little while after our scheduled meal period, Neil would give the signal to step down the ladder onto the powdery surface of the moon. Now was the moment for communion.

So I unstowed the elements in their flight packets. I put them and the scripture reading on the little table in front of the abort guidance system computer. Then I called back to Houston.

“Houston, this is Eagle. This is the LM Pilot speaking. I would like to request a few moments of silence. I would like to invite each person listening in, wherever and whomever he may be, to contemplate for a moment the events of the past few hours and to invite each person listening, wherever and whomever he may be, to contemplate for a moment the events of the past few hours and to give thanks in his own individual way.

Chalice used in lunar communion

Chalice used in lunar communion

“On World Communion Sunday, October 4, 1970, many Christians through the world will unite in spirit as they – each in his own church, according to his own tradition – participate in celebrating the Lord’s Supper. For me this meant taking communion. In the radio blackout I opened the little plastic packages which contained bread and wine.

I poured the wine into the chalice our church had given me. In the one-sixth gravity of the moon the wine curled slowly and gracefully up the side of the cup. It was interesting to think that the very first liquid ever poured on the moon, and the first food eaten there, were communion elements.

And so, just before I partook of the elements, I read the words, which I had chosen to indicate our trust that as man probes into space we are in fact acting in Christ. I sensed especially strongly my unity with our church back home, and with the Church everywhere. I read: ‘I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me, and I in him, will bear much fruit; for you can do nothing without me.”

The Houston Chronicle and the Huffington Post have published articles about Buzz Aldrin’s communion on the moon.

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Webster Presbyterian Church on NASA Parkway near Houston, Texas, keeps the chalice used on the moon and commemorates the event each year on the Sunday closest to July 20.

Buzz Aldrin’s popularity was the inspiration for the character “Buzz Lightyear” in Pixar’s animated movie Toy Story (1995).

As they were returning to Earth, July 23, 1969, Buzz Aldrin stated via television: “This has been far more than three men on a mission to the moon. … Personally, in reflecting on the events of the past several days, a verse from Psalms comes to mind. ‘When I consider the heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the Moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; What is man that Thou art mindful of him?'”

Neil Armstrong added: “To all the other people that are listening and watching tonight, God bless you. Good night from Apollo 11.”

At Mission Control in Houston, Charles Duke had been NASA’s CAPCOM (Capsule Communicator) during the Apollo 11 moon landing. Growing nervous as the lunar module almost ran out of fuel avoiding rocky terrain on its descent, Charles Duke stated upon their successful landing: “Roger, Twank … Tranquility, we copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We’re breathing again. Thanks a lot!”

Charles Duke later flew to the moon on the Apollo 16 mission. On April 21, 1972, Astronauts Charles Duke and John Young explored the moon’s rugged Descartes region. Years later, Charles Duke spoke at a prayer rally during the Texas state’s Republican Convention in San Antonio’s Lila Cockrell Theatre, June 22, 1996. His remarks were printed in the book, “Charles Duke: Moonwalker” (Rose Petal Press, 2nd edition, 2011, p. 256-261): “I have been before kings and prime ministers, junta leaders and dictators, businessmen and beggars, rich and poor, black and white. … One of the most touching times was in the office of one of the cabinet ministers in Israel. … After the introduction I was asked to share my walk on the moon with the Israeli minister. ‘Mr. Minister,’ I began, ‘I was able to look back at the earth from the moon and hold up my hand and underneath this hand was the earth. The thought occurred to me that underneath my hand were four billion people. I couldn’t see Europe, America, the Middle East. I couldn’t see blacks or whites, Jews or Orientals, just spaceship earth. I realized we needed to learn to love one another, and I believed that with that love and our technical expertise, we could solve all of mankind’s problems. …’ The promises of the Bible are true and, I believe, speak the truth in every area – whether it be in spiritual matters, nutrition, history, or even science…”

Charles Duke added: “In 1972 aboard Apollo 16, I saw with my own eyes what is written in the Scriptures. In Isaiah 40:22 it says ‘It is He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth.’ And in Job 26:7, it is written ‘He hangeth the earth upon nothing.’ Who told Isaiah that the earth was a circle? … And how did the writer of Job know that the earth hung upon nothing? … This is the Lord I love and serve. This is the Lord who transformed by life. This is the Lord who transformed my marriage.

“I used to say I could live ten thousand years and never have an experience as thrilling as walking on the moon. But the excitement and satisfaction of that walk doesn’t begin to compare with my walk with Jesus, a walk that lasts forever. I thought Apollo 16 would be my crowning glory, but the crown that Jesus gives will not tarnish or fade away. His crown will last throughout all eternity. …”

Charles Duke concluded: “Not everyone has the opportunity to walk on the moon, but everybody has the opportunity to walk with the Son. It costs billions of dollars to send someone to the moon, but walking with Jesus is free, the Gift of God. ‘For by Grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest any man should boast.’ You don’t need to go to the moon to find God. I didn’t find God in space – I found him in the front seat of my car on Highway 46 in New Braunfels, Texas, when I opened my heart to Jesus. And my life hasn’t been the same since.

“Now I can truly look up at the moon and the stars and with the prophets of old exclaim, ‘The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament showeth His handiwork.'”

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Watch Trump’s Director of Nat’l Intelligence Find Out Live On-Stage that Putin’s Been Invited to the White House

The Trump administration stunned (at best) many on Thursday when they announced the president had instructed his National Security Advisor John Bolton to extend an invitation for murderous kleptocrat du jour, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, to visit the White House this fall.

Not least of those apparently surprised by the information was Pres. Trump’s own Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, who was on stage at an event on national security with CNN’s Dana Bash.

Watch Coats reaction to what seemingly looks to be his first hearing of the invitation.

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats informed on stage at Aspen Security Forum that the Trump administration has invited Vladimir Putin to the White House.

"Say that again," he responds. https://t.co/RBdhdILVas pic.twitter.com/TZal1Xb4Yi

— ABC News (@abc) July 19, 2018

It’s truly flabbergasting to think the White House wouldn’t run such a thing by the national security director beforehand — even if it was simply to inform, not necessarily ask permission — but these are extraordinary times. That Coats had to ask Bash to repeat herself certainly makes it look like he hadn’t heard about the Putin invitation until then.

I think we can all agree with Coats sentiment in his response. “That’s going to be special,” he said simply.

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100 Muslims run for office this election

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed with wife Sarah.

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed with wife Sarah.

As many as 100 Muslims filed to run for statewide or national office in this election cycle, a record number far exceeding the dozen that ran in 2016.

Many of the candidates say they were motivated by President Trump’s “anti-Muslim rhetoric and policies,” claiming America is experiencing growing anti-Muslim sentiment, reported National Public Radio.

The estimate of Muslim candidates came from the Muslim civil rights group Emgage, NPR said, noting about 50 remain in contention more than midway through the primary season.

Saima Farooqui said she’s running to become the first Muslim representative in the Florida statehouse “because I felt a dire need to help the community.”

“[Trump] has kind of ignited the minorities to be together and stand with each other and to make a difference,” she told NPR.

President Trump’s executive order barring entry from a handful of terror-producing countries, including two that are not majority-Muslim, has been characterized as bigotry, even though it applies to less than 10 percent of the world’s Muslim population. The order was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court last month.

After the decision, Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, one of two Muslims in Congress, tweeted that the Supreme Court “ratified Donald Trump’s ‘total and complete shutdown’ of Muslims entry into the United States.”

‘Fueled by sentiments of hate’

At the moment, there are fewer than 300 Muslims in political office in the United States, according to Jetpac, a Massachusetts nonprofit organization that supports Muslim-American candidates.

Nine Muslims are still in contention for seats in Congress, at least 18 seek spots in state legislatures and another 10 are campaigning for other state or local offices, such as governor or mayor, according to Jetpac.

Many, according to AP, are Democrats looking to capitalize on the wave of progressive activism prompted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning primary upset over incumbent challenger Rep. Joe Crowley of New York.

In Michigan, with the country’s largest Muslim-American community, at least seven Muslim Americans are running in the Aug. 7 primary, including Abdul El-Sayed, who could become the first Muslim governor elected in the country.

WND reported Sayeed has the full backing of the country’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood-linked network of Islamic organizations, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR. Shortly after 9/11, WND reported an effort by CAIR to mobilize Muslim voters, noting explicit declarations by Muslim Brotherhood leaders that they intend to help make the United States a Muslim nation, regardless of how long it takes.

Ellison, who has many Muslim Brotherhood ties, is running for Minnesota attorney general.

Farooqui told NPR “sentiments or statements of hate” directed at Muslims in America “are kind of like fume and fuel for me that … really ignite me to do even more and strive even more.”

“I want to represent each and every one regardless [of] what they believe, who they love, where they came from,” she said.

American Muslims facing holocaust?

Last year, as WND reported, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad claimed in a speech that Muslims and other religious minorities in America face bigotry that could lead to a holocaust similar to the one that killed 6 million Jews.

Awad pointed to a CAIR report claiming 2016 was the worst year on record for American Muslims “when it comes to hate crimes, acts of vandalism, discrimination, attacks on our civil and human rights.”

However, the latest FBI statistics, which came out last fall, showed anti-Semitic hate crimes are more than two times more common than hate crimes against Muslims, pointed out Robert Spencer , who also has noted many of the reports turned out to be false or faked by Muslims themselves .

The Southern Poverty Law Center issued a report in November 2016  that compiled 867 alleged incidents of “harassment and intimidation” in the 10 days that followed the election of Trump. But many of those reports turned out to be hoaxes , and most of the incidents on SPLC’s list, while deplorable if they actually happened, did not include physical violence, meaning the use of the term “attack” was misleading.

100 Muslims run for office this election

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed with wife Sarah.

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed with wife Sarah.

As many as 100 Muslims filed to run for statewide or national office in this election cycle, a record number far exceeding the dozen that ran in 2016.

Many of the candidates say they were motivated by President Trump’s “anti-Muslim rhetoric and policies,” claiming America is experiencing growing anti-Muslim sentiment, reported National Public Radio.

The estimate of Muslim candidates came from the Muslim civil rights group Emgage, NPR said, noting about 50 remain in contention more than midway through the primary season.

Saima Farooqui said she’s running to become the first Muslim representative in the Florida statehouse “because I felt a dire need to help the community.”

“[Trump] has kind of ignited the minorities to be together and stand with each other and to make a difference,” she told NPR.

President Trump’s executive order barring entry from a handful of terror-producing countries, including two that are not majority-Muslim, has been characterized as bigotry, even though it applies to less than 10 percent of the world’s Muslim population. The order was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court last month.

After the decision, Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, one of two Muslims in Congress, tweeted that the Supreme Court “ratified Donald Trump’s ‘total and complete shutdown’ of Muslims entry into the United States.”

‘Fueled by sentiments of hate’

At the moment, there are fewer than 300 Muslims in political office in the United States, according to Jetpac, a Massachusetts nonprofit organization that supports Muslim-American candidates.

Nine Muslims are still in contention for seats in Congress, at least 18 seek spots in state legislatures and another 10 are campaigning for other state or local offices, such as governor or mayor, according to Jetpac.

Many, according to AP, are Democrats looking to capitalize on the wave of progressive activism prompted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning primary upset over incumbent challenger Rep. Joe Crowley of New York.

In Michigan, with the country’s largest Muslim-American community, at least seven Muslim Americans are running in the Aug. 7 primary, including Abdul El-Sayed, who could become the first Muslim governor elected in the country.

WND reported Sayeed has the full backing of the country’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood-linked network of Islamic organizations, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR. Shortly after 9/11, WND reported an effort by CAIR to mobilize Muslim voters, noting explicit declarations by Muslim Brotherhood leaders that they intend to help make the United States a Muslim nation, regardless of how long it takes.

Ellison, who has many Muslim Brotherhood ties, is running for Minnesota attorney general.

Farooqui told NPR “sentiments or statements of hate” directed at Muslims in America “are kind of like fume and fuel for me that … really ignite me to do even more and strive even more.”

“I want to represent each and every one regardless [of] what they believe, who they love, where they came from,” she said.

American Muslims facing holocaust?

Last year, as WND reported, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad claimed in a speech that Muslims and other religious minorities in America face bigotry that could lead to a holocaust similar to the one that killed 6 million Jews.

Awad pointed to a CAIR report claiming 2016 was the worst year on record for American Muslims “when it comes to hate crimes, acts of vandalism, discrimination, attacks on our civil and human rights.”

However, the latest FBI statistics, which came out last fall, showed anti-Semitic hate crimes are more than two times more common than hate crimes against Muslims, pointed out Robert Spencer , who also has noted many of the reports turned out to be false or faked by Muslims themselves .

The Southern Poverty Law Center issued a report in November 2016  that compiled 867 alleged incidents of “harassment and intimidation” in the 10 days that followed the election of Trump. But many of those reports turned out to be hoaxes , and most of the incidents on SPLC’s list, while deplorable if they actually happened, did not include physical violence, meaning the use of the term “attack” was misleading.

100 Muslims run for office this election

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed with wife Sarah.

Dr. Abdul El-Sayed with wife Sarah.

As many as 100 Muslims filed to run for statewide or national office in this election cycle, a record number far exceeding the dozen that ran in 2016.

Many of the candidates say they were motivated by President Trump’s “anti-Muslim rhetoric and policies,” claiming America is experiencing growing anti-Muslim sentiment, reported National Public Radio.

The estimate of Muslim candidates came from the Muslim civil rights group Emgage, NPR said, noting about 50 remain in contention more than midway through the primary season.

Saima Farooqui said she’s running to become the first Muslim representative in the Florida statehouse “because I felt a dire need to help the community.”

“[Trump] has kind of ignited the minorities to be together and stand with each other and to make a difference,” she told NPR.

President Trump’s executive order barring entry from a handful of terror-producing countries, including two that are not majority-Muslim, has been characterized as bigotry, even though it applies to less than 10 percent of the world’s Muslim population. The order was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court last month.

After the decision, Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison, one of two Muslims in Congress, tweeted that the Supreme Court “ratified Donald Trump’s ‘total and complete shutdown’ of Muslims entry into the United States.”

‘Fueled by sentiments of hate’

At the moment, there are fewer than 300 Muslims in political office in the United States, according to Jetpac, a Massachusetts nonprofit organization that supports Muslim-American candidates.

Nine Muslims are still in contention for seats in Congress, at least 18 seek spots in state legislatures and another 10 are campaigning for other state or local offices, such as governor or mayor, according to Jetpac.

Many, according to AP, are Democrats looking to capitalize on the wave of progressive activism prompted by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning primary upset over incumbent challenger Rep. Joe Crowley of New York.

In Michigan, with the country’s largest Muslim-American community, at least seven Muslim Americans are running in the Aug. 7 primary, including Abdul El-Sayed, who could become the first Muslim governor elected in the country.

WND reported Sayeed has the full backing of the country’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood-linked network of Islamic organizations, including the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR. Shortly after 9/11, WND reported an effort by CAIR to mobilize Muslim voters, noting explicit declarations by Muslim Brotherhood leaders that they intend to help make the United States a Muslim nation, regardless of how long it takes.

Ellison, who has many Muslim Brotherhood ties, is running for Minnesota attorney general.

Farooqui told NPR “sentiments or statements of hate” directed at Muslims in America “are kind of like fume and fuel for me that … really ignite me to do even more and strive even more.”

“I want to represent each and every one regardless [of] what they believe, who they love, where they came from,” she said.

American Muslims facing holocaust?

Last year, as WND reported, CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad claimed in a speech that Muslims and other religious minorities in America face bigotry that could lead to a holocaust similar to the one that killed 6 million Jews.

Awad pointed to a CAIR report claiming 2016 was the worst year on record for American Muslims “when it comes to hate crimes, acts of vandalism, discrimination, attacks on our civil and human rights.”

However, the latest FBI statistics, which came out last fall, showed anti-Semitic hate crimes are more than two times more common than hate crimes against Muslims, pointed out Robert Spencer , who also has noted many of the reports turned out to be false or faked by Muslims themselves .

The Southern Poverty Law Center issued a report in November 2016  that compiled 867 alleged incidents of “harassment and intimidation” in the 10 days that followed the election of Trump. But many of those reports turned out to be hoaxes , and most of the incidents on SPLC’s list, while deplorable if they actually happened, did not include physical violence, meaning the use of the term “attack” was misleading.

'Hang Trump' T-shirts peddled on Facebook

"Hanging with Trump" T-shirt

“Hanging with Trump” T-shirt

T-shirts that depict the president hanging by a noose made from his signature red tie are being advertised via Facebook and the social-media company’s subsidiary Instagram.

The shirts are part of new clothing line called “Hanging With Trump,” reports the Gateway Pundit blog.

An explanation on an Instagram page states: “Political Statement + Satire = Protected by Free Speech. We Donate For Every Shirt to support our women, children and elderly.”

The seller also is using the popular fundraising site Indie Go Go to raise cash and serve as a point of sale.

The Instagram page is still active, but the Facebook page has been removed since the Gateway Pundit’s report was published.

The shirts also are promoted in a video on the video-sharing site Vimeo.

new-yorker-trumpA post on Facebook says a portion of each sale goes to charities such as Planned Parenthood and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights.

What should happen to sellers of violence-on-Trump goods? Take the WND Poll!

At a hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill, Republican House members quizzed representatives of Facebook, YouTube and Twitter about their handling of controversial content, presenting evidence of censorship of conservative voices and asking how they should be held accountable for the content on their sites.

Meanwhile, the New Yorker magazine’s current cover is a cartoon depicting Trump lying flat on his face at the bottom of an escalator, apparently dead.

Mediaite reported Matt Drudge posted a rare tweet from his personal account Thursday morning accusing the left of wishing physical harm and even death on President Trump.

The New Yorker’s cover is a take on Trump’s summit with Vladimir Putin, depicting him as metaphorically falling on his face during the Helsinki press conference Monday, where he was criticized for not confronting Putin publicly for Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections.

On his popular website, Drudge linked, along with the Mediaite story, a report of a crowd in Los Angeles attempting to shut down the grand opening of a new kosher coffee shop because of the owner’s support of Trump’s immigration policy.

"Hanging with Trump" T-Shirts advertised on Instragram

“Hanging with Trump” T-Shirts advertised on Instragram

'Hang Trump' T-shirts peddled on Facebook

"Hanging with Trump" T-shirt

“Hanging with Trump” T-shirt

T-shirts that depict the president hanging by a noose made from his signature red tie are being advertised via Facebook and the social-media company’s subsidiary Instagram.

The shirts are part of new clothing line called “Hanging With Trump,” reports the Gateway Pundit blog.

An explanation on an Instagram page states: “Political Statement + Satire = Protected by Free Speech. We Donate For Every Shirt to support our women, children and elderly.”

The seller also is using the popular fundraising site Indie Go Go to raise cash and serve as a point of sale.

The Instagram page is still active, but the Facebook page has been removed since the Gateway Pundit’s report was published.

The shirts also are promoted in a video on the video-sharing site Vimeo.

new-yorker-trumpA post on Facebook says a portion of each sale goes to charities such as Planned Parenthood and the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights.

What should happen to sellers of violence-on-Trump goods? Take the WND Poll!

At a hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill, Republican House members quizzed representatives of Facebook, YouTube and Twitter about their handling of controversial content, presenting evidence of censorship of conservative voices and asking how they should be held accountable for the content on their sites.

Meanwhile, the New Yorker magazine’s current cover is a cartoon depicting Trump lying flat on his face at the bottom of an escalator, apparently dead.

Mediaite reported Matt Drudge posted a rare tweet from his personal account Thursday morning accusing the left of wishing physical harm and even death on President Trump.

The New Yorker’s cover is a take on Trump’s summit with Vladimir Putin, depicting him as metaphorically falling on his face during the Helsinki press conference Monday, where he was criticized for not confronting Putin publicly for Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections.

On his popular website, Drudge linked, along with the Mediaite story, a report of a crowd in Los Angeles attempting to shut down the grand opening of a new kosher coffee shop because of the owner’s support of Trump’s immigration policy.

"Hanging with Trump" T-Shirts advertised on Instragram

“Hanging with Trump” T-Shirts advertised on Instragram

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Press Sec: Putin to Washington in the fall

(INTELLIHUB) — President Donald Trump asked Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs (NSA) John Bolton to invite Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin to Washington sometime this fall.

“In Helsinki, @POTUS agreed to ongoing working-level dialogue between the two security council staffs,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted Thursday. “President Trump asked @Ambjohnbolton to invite President Putin to Washington in the fall and those discussions are already underway.”

In Helsinki, @POTUS agreed to ongoing working level dialogue between the two security council staffs. President Trump asked @Ambjohnbolton to invite President Putin to Washington in the fall and those discussions are already underway.

— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) July 19, 2018

Needless to say, the deep state does not like President Trump’s idea and will be doing everything in their power to stop it.

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Governments eager to impose 'cashless' society

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(SWISS AMERICA) — If the stock market is a great investment, why do Madison Avenue executives get paid tens of billions of dollars each year to promote it? Gold puts real, reliable value in your hands, and gold companies spend comparatively little on advertising.

I looked into both. Since 2000, the Dow 30 has increased by 109%, from $11,722 to $25,517 – on average, about 6% per year.

But is this a giant shell game? The Dow during those years changed, delisting 11 of its 30 benchmark companies and replacing 37% of them since 2000. They just keep replacing the numbers.

New ‘Time’ Cover Continues its War Against Trump

 

 

I remember seeing television commercials for Time magazine when I was a kid. I thought, “Wow, Time magazine! How cool! They know about everything. Everything that takes place…in time. If I want to know what happens, then I want to read Time magazine.”

So imagine my disappointment.

I relate it to my upbringing regarding adults. I was taught that adults are smart, kids are dumb; adults are right, kids are wrong. Imagine my crushing disappointment to grow up, enter the job world, and find that some of my older coworkers were dolts.

And now, Time magazine is one of those dolts.

The publication which I once revered has become a partisan propaganda-wielding joke.

It pains me to see this. Yet, they keep hitting me, again and again, with a reminder.

Coming off their shameful cover portraying Trump looking down at a crying child with no empathy, pushing the narrative that Donald Trump caused family separation at the border (which he did not — please see here) and the falsehood that the child pictured was in fact separated from her mother at any point, the new issue is equally pitiful.

The Left want so badly for Trump to be in the hip pocket of Putin. In their great fantasy, Donald Trump works for Moscow. He is Darth Vader to Putin’s Emperor. Each night, from a secret room in the White House, he kneels before Darth Sideous as he pledges once again to do his master’s bidding.

And why do they imagine that? Evidence?

Nope.

Trump has been harder on Putin than was Obama, in terms of policy. But that’s one thing about the Left — don’t confuse them with the facts.

Hence, Time’s new cover: a morphing of the faces of Trump and Putin. Into one perfectly evil, world-betraying tyrant (Trump’s a brutal dictator, too, in case you didn’t know. “Sexist” and “racist” are childsplay; Trump is the greatest Bond villain of all time).

NY Daily News casts Trump as Dr Evil same day as reports of Kim Jong Il style parade request is reported. #Resist #Trump #CheetoMussolini pic.twitter.com/YdEiAHcqWo

— Thomas Reich (@gollum1419_g) March 22, 2017

Time explained its reason for the cover:

“[The image] is meant to represent this particular moment in US foreign policy, following the pair’s recent meeting in Helsinki, Finland.”

What “foreign policy” are they referring to? Trump’s love affair with Putin over Syria?–

“Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!”

Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2018

Or is, post-Helsinki, working on peace rather than war the Left’s new definition of “treason?” What happened to the Left that protested the Vietnam War and the war in Afghanistan? Aren’t they supposed to be peaceniks?

I guess that Left has gone the way of the dodo bird. And a new dodo — Time magazine — is publishing this:

TIME’s new cover: Trump wanted a summit with Putin. He got way more than he bargained for https://t.co/sUu9gGKmmP pic.twitter.com/qq6iOjlis1

— TIME (@Time) July 19, 2018

Sigh.

What do you think about the cover? Do some of you agree with it? Trump certainly dropped the ball in Helsinki (covered here); do you think he should be doing more to distance himself from Putin?

For more articles on media response to Trump’s meeting with Putin, please see here, here, and here.

For something totally different, here are my pieces on the building of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, false reporting on the Capital Gazette shooting, and a white woman calling the cops on a black girl selling bottled water.

Find all my RedState work here.

And, as always, follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.

 

 

 

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