“Enemies lists,” then and now

The Trump-hating mainstream media claims that President Trump has an enemies list. It’s possible that he has one, but the list of people whose security clearance is under review isn’t it. An enemies list would be longer and would include, for example, Jim Acosta. The list in question is simply a group of people who may not deserve the privilege of having a security clearance now that they are not in government.

Calling the list an “enemies lists” has its uses, though. It enable aging liberals to gloat about being on Nixon’s enemies list — the real thing. And it enables the Trump-hating mainstream media to push the Trump-as-Nixon theme.


Shorter Guardian: Trump Is Hitler! … Longer Guardian: Trump Worse Than Hitler!

Twitter was supposed to spread democracy, not Trump’s ravings

Here’s the $64,000 question for our time: how did digital technologies go from being instruments for spreading democracy to tools for undermining it? Or, to put it a different way, how did social media go from empowering free speech to becoming a cornerstone of authoritarian power?

Actually the 64K question is – Have we reached Peak Trump Derangement Syndrome?

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College ‘Toxic Masculinity’ Program Costs Students 90K Annually

The University of Oregon Men’s Center recently revamped its mission to start fighting “toxic masculinity,” now a monumental effort that will cost the student body nearly $90,000 this upcoming school year alone.

Founded in 2002, the Men’s Center initially served as a hangout for men to learn about healthy living and nutrition. But in early February, the Men’s Center was taken over by a young woman who announced that it would be overhauled to focus on social justice.


BULLETS AND BLOODSHED: Smoke and mirrors won’t stop gangs and guns

…In fact, only about 20% of the crime guns seized last year were domestically sourced and less than 9% of all the firearms seized in 2017 were sourced to Canada.

The misleading 50% figure is based on the total number of traceable “crime guns” seized by cops between 2014 and 2017, which on average accounted for 31% of all firearms seized.


Trump hits NY Times in flurry of tweets for implying White House counsel is a ‘rat’

President Trump early Sunday attacked the “failing” New York Times for a report that he said implied White House counsel Don McGahn must be a “John Dean type RAT.”

“The failing @nytimes wrote a Fake piece today implying that because White House Councel Don McGahn was giving hours of testimony to the Special Councel, he must be a John Dean type ‘RAT.’ But I allowed him and all others to testify – I didn’t have to. I have nothing to hide……,”


‘We don’t want to be rescued’: Tunisian migrants turn down charity boat and vow to continue to Italy

A boatload of Tunisian migrants – including two children suffering from exposure – declined the chance to be rescued by the charity ship Aquarius, as they vowed to continue unaided to the Italian island of Lampedusa.

On August 12, the Aquarius was alerted to a boat in distress in the Mediterranean, and was told by the Libyan joint rescue coordination centre to proceed to the vessel to rescue those on board, according to The Guardian.

The vessel was carrying 11 people sailing without life jackets – nine men and two children – all of whom were reported by the Aquarius as being in ‘good condition’.


Ford once again presses Tory for action on gun violence in new letter

Premier Doug Ford slammed Toronto Mayor John Tory in an open letter Saturday afternoon saying once again that Tory has refused to bring the issue of guns and gangs before city council.

In his latest letter to Tory, Ford reiterated the provincial government’s investment of $25 million in funding, which will help in providing tools and resources to combat gun violence, but added that more needs to be done.


‘Liberty or Death’ gun-rights rally draws counter-protesters, forcing police to keep the peace

A demonstration in support of Second Amendment gun rights drew left-wing counter-protesters Saturday in Seattle, forcing dozens of police to keep the two sides separated.

Antifa unmasked..


California Demands Trump, Congress Apologize to Illegal Aliens

The California Senate resolution calls on Congress to specifically apologize to the children separated from the adult foreign nationals who illegally brought them across the U.S. border. It also petitions Congress and President Trump to acknowledge wrongdoing in separating illegal alien adults and children.