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Sunday, May 20, 2018

The News You Won't Easily Find for May 20, 2018

Other than “The Wedding” most of the news is so-so and rather dull. So, here’s what I managed to come up with for today:

Outside the Defensible Perimeter

Every American should read this piece! It is one of the most powerful essays I’ve ever read about life on the desert border.

We are the deplorables. All of my rancher neighbors have guns. Most are Evangelicals. To Democrats and open-borders Republicans, we are throwaway people. The Other. Disposable.

The reason I am not naming names, even place names, is that these are my neighbors’ stories, not mine, and my neighbors—farmers, cowboys, and ranching families, strong, resourceful, tough people—my neighbors are wary and they are weary. They fear retribution by the drug runners and coyotes who bring the illegals across, because they have seen it happen.

Much more of this outrageous and gut-wrenching story @

Hell on Heels: Trump’s Tough Broads

Some claimed Donald Trump was afraid of strong women. If that’s the case, he certainly put a lie to it by the women he has appointed to important positions within his administration.

Here’s this article’s take on them:

This week, the women of the Trump administration displayed more testicular fortitude than the combined cajones of the liberal weenies who served in the Obama White House for eight years.

Nikki Haley put the Palestinians in their place at the UN and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen stood up to a California DimocRAT Senator over the treatment of illegal aliens. What will Haspel do at the CIA to clean up things there?

It’s going to be an interesting 6+ years.

Trump Going Full Alinsky, Flumoxing his Opponents

I like this article. First off, it points out that Obama’s idol had little in common with modern Leftists. [And I love that word “flumox.”]

"Alinsky was an aggressively anti-communist, anti-big government, populist with a healthy contempt for liberals." He would more likely be found at a Tea Party rally wearing a MAGA hat than at a resistance march wearing a pink pussy hat.

So what is the president doing to drive his opponents up the wall?

"Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have."
"Never go outside the expertise of your people."
"Whenever possible, go outside the expertise of the enemy."
"Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules."
"Ridicule is man's most potent weapon."
"A good tactic is one your people enjoy."
"Keep the pressure on. Never let up."
"Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it."

CNN “experts” call Trump and his supporters ‘everyday racists’

Doesn’t this make you feel all warm and fuzzy? Watch the video if you have the stomach for it.

Senate Republicans May Cancel August Recess and That’s Bad News for Democrats

Sounds good but I don’t for a moment believe they’ll do it. Seems McConnell is meeting with Schumer, giving him the option of stopping the obstructionism or facing losing campaigning time.

Mealy-mouthed Mich has always discounted it in the past but he’s not so hot on stopping it this time. It’ll be interesting to see what happens.

Who Paid the Gaza “Demonstrators $100 per Day?”


That reporter [Daniel Greenfield of Front Page Mag], discovered that merely participating in the protests earned $100, while being shot (whether with real or rubber bullets) garnered $200, severe injuries netted $500 and death warranted a $3,000 payment to the surviving family.

And where did those millions come from?


And where did Iran get the money?

The answer lies with those pallets loaded with cash and gold delivered to Iran in cargo planes by the Obama administration to help secure the release of hostages and Iran’s involvement in the ridiculous nuclear deal.

Stupid Foreign Policy’s Futility

How much precious blood did we spill to save the Iraqis from the tyranny of Saddam Hussein? How much American treasure was spent on two fruitless wars? And what is the result.

In spite of American efforts to support his opponent, the Iraqi people elected Muqtada al-Sadr as the next Prime Minister.

Why did the US oppose him? One has to think back to the end of the war when various groups struggled for power. Al-Sadr had his own militia and didn’t exactly go along with the way the US wanted it to. In fact, he was considered an outlaw.

On the bright side, the Wall Street Journal reported, in fact, the person best placed and most likely to pursue the one objective that is in America’s own interest: posing obstacles to Iran’s expansion, is precisely Muqtada al-Sadr.

This interesting article outlines what happened and what the future might hold in store for Iraq @

Muqtada Al-Sadr Advocates for Government Independent of US, Iran @