Dem Party Dead? Obama EPA Put Climate Change Above Clean Water? FLA Gov Landgrab Would Cost Floridians? (and more) Helena’s News Roundup

Helena gathers top stories of the week for our readers to review.

Helena gathers top stories of the week for our readers to review.

Is February 28, 2017 ‘The Night the Democratic Party Died’

Well put!”I was once a Democrat. In those days, I thought I was on the team of truth, justice, and the American way.. But…I woke up.I’m no longer a Democrat..Tues night watching the shell-shocked faces of the Dems while Trump delivered his magnificent speech, I knew I had made no error. I even wondered what was going on in my head in those isolated moments I doubted myself.The Democrat Party members watching that speech looked like a party of the living dead. They didn’t know how to react. They didn’t know if they were Americans. They didn’t know who they were.Every time Trump called for bipartisanship for the good of our country, they winced. They couldn’t stand it and didn’t know how to react because they are the least bipartisan people in the world and they scarcely know what cooperating is. Working together is not in their natures.”

With One Terrific Speech, Donald Trump Becomes President Trump

Trump’s address ..turned a man that many thought lacked the temperament and vision to be president into a real president.Yes, he repeated his campaign vows to repeal and replace ObamaCare, to lower taxes, to deregulate, to rebuild infrastructure, to give parents and kids school choice, to enforce immigration laws, and to strengthen our defenses.Those are all welcome ideas that will strengthen Am for all of its citizens, not just a privileged few.And there were lines that were also meant to bring a divided Am together. Early on, he said:”Each Am generation passes the torch of truth, liberty and justice – in an unbroken chain all the way down to the present. That torch is now in our hands. And we will use it to light up the world. I am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart.”

Clintons befriended Chinese cook who got illegal donations

Oh the stench from the Clintons continues to be exposed! “..Hillary and Bill are no strangers to corruption and controversy – in fact, their long list of scandals dates back to their time in Little Rock-In his new book, Doug Wead, details the ‘scale of their corruption’, including how they ‘sold sleepovers’ in the Lincoln Bedroom for up to $400,000-also details the couple’s ties to China-The Clintons befriended a Chinese fry cook in Little Rock who would go on to help them receive hundreds of thousands of illegal ‘donations’ from China-Wead also writes that while Hillary accused Trump of being ‘cozy’ with Putin, she had an interesting relationship with the Russians herself.- Clinton encouraged Am tech companies to help fund Skolkovo, the Russian Silicon Valley, and Skolkovo raised millions for the Clinton Found.”

Despite Steve Beshear’s Democratic response, Kentucky is a case study in Obamacare’s failures

Must Read! “As a physician who witnessed the negative effects of Obamacare, I became frustrated watching former Gov Beshear use a nat’l platform to push the falsehood that Obamacare has been successful in KY…Beshear spoke about the success of Kynect. Kynect had a better rollout than, but based on how much taxpayer money was spent developing the duplicative system, it should have. cost $850 million to build and implement, and enrolled about 9 million in qualified health plans-less than $100 per enrollee. Kynect, on the other hand, cost about $300 million and enrolled about 85,000 people in qualified health plans-a cost of more than $3,500 per enrollee! KY spent nearly $3,400 more per enrollee for a duplicative website, a tremendous waste of taxpayer resources.”  See also: Weird, No? Democrats Replace Rebuttal Speech With Lunesta Sleeping Aid Commercial…

Republicans’ Secret Weapon Spooks Democrats and Regulators

Yeah! “The Cong Rev Act of 1996 is a “sleeper statute” in that its practical application took 20 years to enter the realm of possibility. The CRA allows Congress to overturn executive regulations by a simple majority. Before this year, all but one executive agency regulatory repeal effort under the CRA have failed. In order for a CRA action to be worth the trouble, one party needs control of both Congress and the White House-and a respect for congressional authority.The Rep-controlled House and Senate want to reclaim theirs from the ghost of the Obama era. So far, 13 deregulatory resolutions have passed the House,3 through both chambers of Congress, and two received Trump’s sig. The activity could spook regulators and Democrats in the coming years, who appear to have little recourse to combat a successful CRA measure.”

Romano: From the shadow of pill mills, a new drug crisis emerges in Tampa Bay

Drug Crisis is everywhere!” Pinellas County is going through another killer drug crisis…the number of fatal overdoses jumped at least 53% from 2015 to 2016. There were 274 confirmed overdoses and the final tally could eclipse the 280 deaths in 2010 when oxycodone abuse was rampant.This time, it is being driven by a combination of heroin and fentanyl. The potency is higher and the cost cheaper..”It astonishes me that people are shocked by this,” said Sheriff Gualtieri. “We will never, solve this problem at the law enforcement level. This needs to be treated as an addiction problem, a mental health problem… ”This is not unique to Pinellas Co. Pasco had a 34% increase in drug deaths in 2016. Hillsborough Co has not yet tallied its numbers, but expects an increase.”

Articles: The Day the New York Times Lost All Credibility

Must Read”a day when the Times lost all credibility would be Sept 21,1996. On that day, the Times’ told how the St. Louis police used the TWA 800 plane to train a bomb-sniffing dog 6 weeks before the crash. However, the dog training ..did not even take place on the TWA 800 plane. All that it did was suggest that there was a criminal conspiracy afoot to obstruct justice.. in a recently uncovered CIA memo, the FBI discovered the truth early on. Within 2 weeks of the crash, its agents had interviewed 144 “excellent “ witnesses to a likely surface-to-air-missile strike. According to the agents, the evidence was “overwhelming” for the cause to be anything other than a missile…The Clinton people had to breathe easier after Sept 21.. They could ride the “probable” mechanical failure past Nov and would not have to explain who blew up the plane or why. And that is just the way the Times brass seems to have preferred it.”

In 2017, six things on the upswing sure to elevate Tampa Bay’s economy, quality of life

“What’s most striking about Tampa Bay’s momentum lately is the breadth both of economic and quality of life strides under way. Forbes this month published a list of the 25 fastest growing US metro areas that “provides a holistic picture of places on the upswing.”Upswing. That’s a pretty good description of Tampa Bay these days. Not only does Fl capture 6 of the top 10 picks of fastest growing places by Forbes (with Tampa Bay coming in eighth), the Sunshine State grabs a total of 9 of the 25 top metros. That’s a whopping 36%.That ranking focuses on recent and projected job, wage pop and home price growth. All good, fundamental measures of progress. But let me suggest some other, more concrete and, frankly, more interesting things percolating across the Tampa Bay market at this moment of 2017 that also spell upswing.”

Scott Pruitt, EPA chief, says Obama neglected protecting environment to focus on climate change

Yeah!! “EPA Admin Scott Pruitt said the Obama admin neglected would-be dept priorities to pursue a climate change agenda and hinted that a rollback of some regulations could be announced as soon as next week.“I wanted to send a message to those at the agency – there are some very important things that the EPA does for this country,” Mr. Pruitt said on the final day of CPAC. “There are air quality issues and water quality issues that cross state line[s].”“There’s some very important work to protect and provide leadership … but what’s happened over the last several years is the previous administration was so focused on climate change and so focused on CO2 that some of those other priorities were left behind,” he said.He said some regulations will be rolled back in the near term “in a very aggressive way.”

Scientists: We Know What Really Causes Climate Change (And It Has Nothing To Do With Human Beings)

A new study by a U of Wis-Madison geoscientist and Northwestern astrophysicist presents an explanation of the fluctuations of the earth’s temperaturess that global warming alarmists are going to make sure to bury: The cycle of changes in the climate over the millennia is a result of changes in the amount of solar radiation, in part caused by small changes in the orbits of Earth and Mars.While the theory that solar radiation is the most significant factor determining global temperatures is not new, the team of scientists have tied the phenomenon to planetary orbits in a more concrete manner… the study “provides the first hard proof for the ‘chaotic solar system,’ a theory proposed in 1989 to account for small variations in the present conditions of the solar system.” Those variations over millions of years “produce big changes in our planet’s climate.”

‘Sticker Shock’: Negron Plan Would Slap Florida with a $695 Million Annual Loss

Wow! “FL would take a devastating economic hit if Sen. Negron’s SB 10 becomes law, reveals a study by the James Madison Inst..This study looks beyond the 2.4 billion taxpayer dollars that would be spent and examines the cost to Fl families in terms of lost jobs, lower household income and an eroded business climate,” Villamil, founder of the Washinton Economic Group and senior fellow at JMI, said that Palm Beach and Hendry counties will take the brunt of the blow when 60,000 acres of Everglades Agricultural Area is taken out of production and off the tax rolls. Villamil claims the overall negative economic impact of the proposed land displacement- not counting the cost of purchasing the land and constructing the reservoir – totals $695 million.This is an annually recurring number – $695 million every year.

EDITORIAL: The comeback of coal

“ of Trump’s most important achievements so far: his executive order suspending runaway EPA rules that all but bankrupted the coal industry. The 3 largest coal comps declared Chap 11 in recent years largely as a result of rules like the Clean Power Plant Act.The regulations Trump rescinded were designed by Obama’s EPA to strangle American coal. Tens of thousands of coal miners and workers in related industries were sent to unemployment lines, but that didn’t bother the liberal fixers of “things that ain’t broke…The Sierra Club said the crusade against coal wouldn’t be over until every coal miner was out of a job. Hillary said so, too..Am was built on coal. Fossil fuels, following the demise of windmills and the like as the sources of inefficient production of electricity, provided the spark that ignited American industry and made it the industrial leader of the world..”

Illegal Clinton fundraiser made secret tape because he feared murder

Must Read! “A Chinese-Am businessman at the center of a Clinton campaign fin scandal secretly filmed a tell-all video as an ‘ins policy’ – because he feared being murdered.In footage provided to, Johnny Chung spills details on how he illegally funneled money from Chinese officials to Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election bid. Chung recorded the ‘elaborate videotaped testimony’ while in hiding in 2000.He smuggled it to trusted friends and family with instructions to release it to the media in the event of his untimely death because he believed he was at risk of being assassinated. Chung is believed to still be living in China. The video was obtained by David Wead for his new book Game of Thorns, which traces Hillary’s unsuccessful 2016 campaign and the Chinese government’s long-running op to buy political influence in Washington.”

Returning Power to States and School Boards

Good! “Yesterday the Trump administration preserved federalism, respected the principle of local control over local schools, and corrected one of the Obama administration’s many lawless and radical executive actions. With a simple, letter, the Depts of Education and Justice rescinded 2 Obama-administration letters that purported to unilaterally redefine Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The Obama administration had expanded Title IX’s explicit ban on sex discrimination in federally funded educational institutes to encompass “gender ID” discrimination and then imposed intrusive “guidance” on every federally funded school in the nation, on matters ranging from pronoun usage to eligibility for sports teams and access to showers, bathrooms, and sleeping quarters on overnight trips.”

Here’s Why Amnesty Would Harm Black Americans

“As the Trump administration gets ready to tackle illegal immigration, a member of the US Civil Rights Comm noted the impact on the black community that he believes is too often ignored.“Black males are more likely to experience competition from illegal immigration,” Comm Kirsanow told The Daily Signal. Kirsanow, an attorney in Cleveland and former member of the Nat’l Labor Relations Board, said illegal immigrant is a problem for young black males.“What happens is you eliminate the rungs on the ladder because a sizable number of black men don’t have access to entry-level jobs,” Kirsanow said. “It is not just the competition and the unemployment of blacks. It also depresses the wage levels.”A Civil Rights study in 2010 determined immigration had a disproportionate impact on blacks , but the study didn’t distinguish illegal immigration from legal.