Helena’s News Roundup. Tax Dollars Used by Obama in Israeli Election! Story of the Week.

Thanks to Helena Nunn of North Pinellas Republican Club for the Weekly News Roundup!
Thanks to Helena Nunn of North Pinellas Republican Club for the Weekly News Roundup!

Liberal Lunacy, Harming Americans, Restoring America, International Affairs.

Story of the Week

Editor’s Note: Ultimate Corruption here.  Use taxpayer money to try to alter another country’s election all while claiming that we need to prevent Netanyahu from Speak to Congress to avoid influencing the election.  Ultimate corruption.

Source: Senate panel probing ‎possible Obama administration ties to anti-Netanyahu effort

THIS SMELLS-JUST FOLLOW THE MONEY! “..the probe is looking into “funding” by OneVoice Movement – a Washington-based group that has received $350,000 in recent State Department grants, and. .was headed by a veteran diplomat from the Clinton administrations. A subsidiary of OneVoice is the Israel-based Victory 15 campaign, itself guided by top operatives of Obama’s White House runs, which seeks to replace the government” of Israel. “It’s confirmed that there is a bipartisan Permanent Subcommittee inquiry into OneVoice’s funding of V15,..which bills itself as working for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Netanyahu said the coalition seeking to oust him is funded by foreign donors who are encouraging a high voter turnout among Israel’s Arab and left-wing voters in a bid to replace the existing leadership.”

Liberal Lunacy

See Why These Two Words Scrawled On Starbucks Cups Could Brew A Heated Encounter With Customers What a hair brain scheme is this!! Program to start Monday!! “The outspoken head of the multi-billion-dollar company wants his employees to consider engaging you in a conversation about race relations in America. Fortune reports that Starbucks baristas are being encouraged to write “RaceTogether” on the paper cups they hand to customers…then, out of the blue and for no particular reason, to start a discussion about race.” Who wants to wait in line early in the morning for their latte while a customer argues with a barista about race relations!!!! This program is not going to end up well for Starbucks!!

Carr: Snow record only ‘Inconvenient Truth’ we need, Al Gore  Now for some humor at Gore’s expense!! “Al Gore, the pied piper of global warming, is responding to the unprecedented snowfalls and low temperatures. He has issued a fatwa, calling for a PC jihad against the heathens who actually believe what they see, rather than what they are told by fake scientists waving made-up “hockey-stick” graphics.Gore is quoted in the Chicago Tribune as demanding that the true believers “punish climate-change deniers, saying politicians should pay a price for rejecting ‘accepted science.’.How ironic that all these warmists want to impose their religion upon all us non-believers, First Amendment be damned. They want the government out of their bedrooms, but under the hood of your car. Your car, you understand, not theirs. Climate McCarthyism is what it is. They have about as much tolerance for dissent as ISIS.”

Climate debate turns nasty  “This is a stunning development, that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, who should know more than anybody else in the world, who’s proposing hundreds of billions of dollars in costs to prevent this climate and temperature increases, doesn’t know whether their projections have been right or wrong,” Sessions said…Morano said the increase in nasty rhetoric may be related to pressure building from the Obama administration’s drive to finalize regulations on power plants, which has angered Republicans and industry groups. The push for a new United Nations climate pact also has people on edge. “The global warming promoters are so close to what they consider final victory that they’re trying to clear out any remaining roadblocks,” Morano said.” Victory to cost Americans billions more with no data to show any warming!!

Obama Caught Red-Handed After Something Revealed About Criminals ICE Just Nabbed

“The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) conducted a five-day nationwide sweep for illegal alien criminals, which resulted in the apprehension of 2,059 individuals. The agency reported earlier this week that the sweep, dubbed “Operation Cross Check,” was designed to detain for deportation the agency’s “most wanted” criminal aliens.The Associated Press reports that among those apprehended, at least 15 had been in the country under a protected status created by President Barack Obama via executive action to shield children, brought to the country illegally years before, from being deported. Fourteen of the 15 had been convicted of crimes, the Homeland Security Department confirmed late Thursday.”

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S ATTACK ON THE CONSTITUTION: PART 1, IMMIGRATION Must Read-Part 1 “What is most striking about Obama’s power grab is how naked it is. There is no veneer of legality; I can’t imagine how any lawyer could argue, in good faith, that the president has the power to unilaterally repeal or amend the statutes of the United States. And yet that is exactly what Barack Obama has done. If the defense against Obama’s attack on the Constitution doesn’t begin with the nomination of Loretta Lynch, who endorses Obama’s immigration orders and claims that illegal immigrants have a “right” to jobs, then where will it begin?” 

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S ATTACK ON THE CONSTITUTION: PART 2, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Must Read-Part 2 According to Prof. Tribe, “EPA possesses only the authority granted to it by Congress. It lacks “implied” or “inherent” powers. Its gambit here raises serious questions under the separation of powers, Article I, and Article III, because EPA is attempting to exercise lawmaking power that belongs to Congress and judicial power that belongs to the federal courts. The absence of EPA legal authority in this case makes the Clean Power Plan, quite literally, a “power grab. ”EPA is attempting an unconstitutional trifecta: usurping the prerogatives of the States, Congress and the Federal Courts, all at once. Burning the Constitution should not become part of our national energy policy.”

How liberal discipline policies are making schools less safe “Convinced traditional discipline is racist because blacks are suspended at higher rates than whites, New York City’s Department of Education has in all but the most serious and dangerous offenses replaced out-of-school suspensions with a touchy-feely alternative punishment called “restorative justice,” which isn’t really punishment at all. It’s therapy.“Every reasonable effort must be made to correct student behavior through…restorative practices,” advises the city’s new 32-page discipline code.Except everywhere it’s been tried, this softer approach has backfired..In fact, many districts are seeing more classroom disruptions and violence — a national trend that ought to set off warning bells for New York school officials.” Anyone surprised here? 

Seattle’s $15 Min. Wage Is Making Something Happen That City Leaders Never Expected

When minimum wage is raised to $15, the reaction should be predictable. Businesses close down or perks are lost!! Two workers responded to the higher min. wage: “I lost my 401k, health insurance, paid holiday, and vacation,” she responded. “No more free food,” she added. The hotel used to feed her. Now, she has to bring her own food. Also, no overtime, she said. She used to work extra hours and received overtime pay. “What else?” I asked.” I have to pay for parking,” she said. I then asked the part-time waitress, who was part of the catering staff. “Yes, I’ve got $15 an hour, but all my tips are now much less,” she said. Before the new wage law was implemented, her hourly wage was $7. But her tips added to more than $15 an hour. Yes, she used to receive free food and parking. Now, she has to bring her own food and pay for parking.”

 Harming Americans

Robert Rector Estimates Lifetime Retirement Costs Of Illegals Granted Executive Amnesty At $1.3 Trillion – Breitbart  With these figures, how on earth does America benefit from amnesty of millions of illegals. We will all be in the poor house!! “On average, the combined cost of means-tested welfare benefits currently received, the EITC and ACTC cash, and potential Obamacare benefits would come to $17,800 per year per DAPA family,” Rector’s testimony reads. “The aggregate cost would be over $35 billion per year.”In terms of what DAPA eligible individuals would contribute in tax payments once they are “on the books,” Rector estimates that “Federal Insurance Contribution Act (FICA) and federal income tax revenues would increase by about $7.2 billion per year..Rector further assumes that the granting of executive amnesty “will encourage increased illegal immigration in the future, imposing further costs on taxpayers.”

More Phony ObamaCare Numbers From The White House Read More At Investor’s Business Daily  More Obamacare phony numbers! The Obama administration says more than 16 million have gained insurance, thanks to ObamaCare. But a closer look at the numbers shows they’re once again playing fast and loose with the data. A two-page report from the Dept. of Health and Human Services claims the uninsured rate fell from 20.3% to 13.2% since ObamaCare began…By 2013, it was down to 14.5%. Census data also show that the average uninsured rate from 1999-2007 was 14%. Census started using a new survey method in 2013, which it claims provides a more accurate measure of the uninsured. This new measure puts the uninsured rate in 2013 at 13.4%..But the real story here is that ObamaCare will spend $1.7 trillion more over the next decade, but only cover less than half the uninsured. There are better, less costly ways to tackle this problem.”

Breaking Another Promise to Veterans  The VA is making it difficult for veterans to use the Veterans Choice Program. “The VA fails to mention that it missed several deadlines for mailing the cards and issued confusing and overly stringent criteria for using them. Cardholders must call a toll-free number and follow prompts before speaking to a rep., which in some cases has taken more than an hour. To qualify, they must verify there is at least a 30-day wait for treatment or live at least 40 miles from a VA medical facility…A generous interpretation is that the VA is having difficulty standing up a new program.A less generous interpretation is that the VA bureaucracy is intentionally erecting barriers to protect its monopoly on veterans’ health care. The recent statements and actions of VA leaders lend credence to this more cynical, but also more realistic, interpretation.”

GOP Traitors? Here’s The Sordid History Of Democrats’ Black-Market Diplomacy  “Here’s a short litany of the Democrats’ long history of encouraging and even aiding America’s enemies:• In 1983, Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy sent a letter..to Soviet dictator Yuri Andropov, seeking to undercut President Reagan in the interest of “world peace.” Kennedy also consorted with the communist regime of Chile and had been known to have Cuban ties.• In 1983, U.S. troops invaded Grenada, overran its Cuban installations — and found Berkeley Democratic Rep. Ron Dellums’ name all over their documents, advising the Castroites how to thwart President Reagan.• In 1985, then-freshman Sen. John Kerry flew down to Nicaragua, home of the Marxist Sandinistas and their Cuban-inspired government. to cut a deal with them at a time when the U.S. opposed their destruction of democracy and human rights.” etc etc

Articles: Will Hillary Break The Criminal Conduct Glass Ceiling?  Good Political History Lesson! “Voters in Massachusetts deserve a special category of ignominy having sent Barney Frank to Congress for twelve terms after his implication in a male prostitution ring; for re-electing Gerry Studds six times after his censure by Congress for having gay sex with an underage congressional page; and of course for returning Ted Kennedy to the US Senate five times, after he narrowly escaped a grand jury indictment over Mary Jo Kopechne’s asphyxiation death in his abandoned Oldsmobile off Chappaquiddick Island. Massachusetts is the role model, notwithstanding stiff competition from Illinois, where Democratic Party ideology and loyalty excuses criminal conduct.”

The legal case against Internet rules  There are four legal arguments being used. One is Abuse of forbearance. “O’Rielly argued the FCC is using the tool to rewrite communications law in a way that Congress did not intend when it approved the tool in 1996. He said it was first implemented as a way to avoid existing regulations during a transition when Congress has just updated communications law for the first time in 60 years. “It was not meant to be used as a tool to selectively subject new services to previously inapplicable provisions,” he wrote. “The Supreme Court has made clear that ‘an agency has no power to ‘tailor’ legislation to bureaucratic policy goals’ by interpreting a statute to create a regulatory system ‘unrecognizable to the Congress that designed it,’” he said, quoting from a 2014 Supreme Court opinion involving the Environmental Protection Agency.”

An Open Letter to hdr22@clintonemail.com – NYTimes.com  This is well worth the read! “Because you assume that if it’s good for the Clintons, it’s good for the world, you’re always tangling up government policy with your own needs, desires, deceptions, marital bargains and gremlins.Instead of raising us up by behaving like exemplary, sterling people, you bring us down to your own level, a place of blurred lines and fungible ethics and sleazy associates. Your family’s foundation gobbles tens of millions from Saudi Arabia and other repressive regimes, whose unspoken message is: “We’re going to give you money to go improve the world. Now leave us alone to go persecute women.That’s an uncomfortable echo of a Clintonian trade-off, which goes: “We’re going to give you the first woman president who will improve the country. Now leave us alone to break any rules we please.” 

Restoring America

Americans move government itself to No. 1 on their list of concerns  Finally, Is America waking up?? “But those taxpayers who paid for Air Force One’s long flights have sure figured him out. A new Gallup Poll out this week shows that Americans aren’t buying the president’s line about big government fixing the country’s problems. In fact, voters now list government itself as the biggest problem facing the country.After lagging lower on the list of the country’s concerns chronicled by a Gallup survey of 1,027 adults, government has recently surged to the top worry, 18%, up one point from February. The government, economy, unemployment/jobs have been the dominant problems on the minds of surveyed Americans for more than a year now.Government has now passed the general economy at 11%, long the top concern in the early years of Obama’s reign.”

No. 13: Will Weatherford, Young Star Shines Out of the Shadows | Sunshine State News

Good article on Will Weatherford. Will he run for the governor or senate seat?

Rep. Price: Balance the budget for a prosperous America  A plan to balance the budget in 10 years by the GOP!! “Through policies like fundamental tax reform, expanded energy production and the streamlining or outright elimination of unnecessary regulations, our budget would create an environment where folks can plan for the future with greater confidence and optimism.We promote patient-centered health care by repealing all of Obamacare This would end the raid on Medicare that was used to create this new entitlement, and it would allow Congress to start over on health care reform to build a system that works for patients, families and physicians, not Washington…Balancing the budget means ensuring government is meeting its first responsibility to provide for the defense of our nation.”

Dick Cheney Says President Obama and Eric Holder Have ‘Played the Race Card’  Cheney never holds back!! Refreshing!! “I think they’re playing the race card, in my view..,” “Certainly we haven’t given up—nor should we give up—the right to criticize an administration and public officials. To say that we criticize, or that I criticize, Barack Obama or Eric Holder because of race, I just think it’s obviously not true. My view of it is the criticism is merited because of performance—or lack of performance, because of incompetence. It hasn’t got anything to do with race.. I think with respect to the situation in Iraq, his precipitous withdrawal and refusal to leave any stay-behind forces, to negotiate a Status of Forces Agreement with the Iraqis, was a huge mistake.. “He’s having to go back in now, and the guy who campaigned on the basis of bring the boys home and get out of Iraq is now redeploying forces to Iraq.”

Quit Wasting Billions on a Reform that Doesn’t Help Schools | Sunshine State News  “The classroom-size amendment required that public schools up to grade 3 have no more than 18 students per classroom. Up to grade 8, it was limited to 22 and through grade 12 the limit was put at 25.For those who survived public school classes of 30-35 students with no lasting (detectable) brain damage, it seemed a bit much – especially since research showed the class sizes would have to be even smaller to make any noticeable difference.According to Florida TaxWatch, the draconian measure has siphoned $30 billion from the budgets of Florida’s struggling families for the building of new schools and the hiring of thousands of teachers…Standards, accountability and choice are producing better results in the public schools. Smaller class sizes are not. It is time to put money now being wasted to better use.”

Arizona House Passes Bill To Neuter Obama – Truth And Action  Must Read “Last week, the Arizona House of Representatives voted to nullify any and all of Obama’s executive orders. If Bill 2368 passes the Republican-controlled Senate, any of Obama’s despotic executive actions would be rendered sterile, unable to reproduce his Marxist measures and ideologies within their state.It would prohibit the state from “using any personnel or financial resources to enforce, administer or cooperate with an executive order issued by the president of the United States that has not been affirmed by a vote of the Congress of the United States and signed into law as prescribed by the Constitution of the United States.The bill also prohibits the state from complying with any directive coming out of the Dept. of Justice, unless approved by Arizona Congress.”

International affairs

Netanyahu gambles his career and scores breathtaking victory Article by Podhoretz is superb!! “Something else — something entirely unexpected — happened. Bibi’s Likud was expected to secure 20 to 22 seats in the Knesset Tuesday night. That’s what all the polls showed. Instead, it appears Likud won 29, maybe 30 seats… So, in the final days of the election, trapped in his own backfield, the Zionist Union coming hard upon him as Obama and his minions cheered from the skyboxes, Bibi eluded its grasp and made his move. Love him or hate him, you have to admit that Bibi pulled off a pretty spectacular piece of footwork in the most exciting election finish I can remember.”

Iran Deal Secrets Revealed – by Iran | FrontPage Magazine  “When the negotiations began, the U.S. was insisting that Iran comply with five United Nations Security Council resolutions and suspend all uranium enrichment. Now the discussion is on how many centrifuge Iran can spin, and how many new generation centrifuges Iran can install.On issue after issue, it’s the United States – not Iran – that has given way. When Iran got caught enriching fresh batches of uranium to 20%, the United States pretended not to notice.When the International Atomic Energy Agency revealed that Iran had produced fresh batches of 20% uranium on Jan. 20, 2014, no one called it a violation..Iran is constantly pushing the limits, and when they get called out, they take a step backwards until they think we are no longer watching, when they do it again.”

How Arab Spring Opened the Door to Terrorism’s Ugly March “It turns out the revolutionary movement created an ideal environment for terrorism to grow and thrive.“Terrorists realized they could exploit the confusion and vacuum in power created by the uprisings,”… He says terrorists used social media to stoke civil unrest and take advantage of the chaos.In the Arab Spring’s wake, Egypt and Tunisia disbanded the security structures that had helped keep jihadists in check, and freed many Islamist and jihadist political prisoners..The chaos and disappointment that follow revolutions will inevitably provide many opportunities for al-Qaeda to spread its influence,” Zarate predicted. “Al-Qaeda’s leaders … are banking on the disillusionment that inevitably follows revolutions to reassert their prominence in the region.,and failing to imagine how the terrorist threat may be changing..”

Greece says it will seize German assets ‘as compensation for Nazi war crimes’  Looks like Greece wants to grab anything they can for any reason. This is what happens when a country is totally bankrupt and does not want to undergo austerity measures.”Justice minister Paraskevopoulos has reportedly called for “war reparations, the repayment of a forced loan and the return of antiquities” from Germany, and said that an old court ruling gave him the power to sanction “the foreclosure of German assets in Greece” as a form of compensation.The issue was dismissed out of hand by Germany, with Angela Merkel’s spokesperson rejecting questions about reparations that “have been legally and politically resolved”. “We should concentrate on current issues and, hopefully, what will be a good future,” Steffen Seibert said.”