Trump: No $ to Foreign Abortion; Voter Fraud Commission; Other Quiet Victories; Iran Missiles; Florida Budget and More: Helena’s News Roundup

Voter fraud racismGregg Jarrett: Comey’s revenge is a gun without powder

WOW “Comey was lying in wait. His gun was cocked, he took aim and fired. But his weapon was empty. 3 months ago, the FBI Director met with Trump. Following their private conversation, Comey wrote a memo to himself memorializing the conversation. Good lawyers do that routinely. Now, only after Comey was fired, the memo surfaces in a NYT report which alleges that Trump asked Comey to end the Flynn investigation …Under the law, Comey is required to immediately inform the DOJ of any attempt to obstruct justice by any person, even the President. Failure to do so would result in criminal charges against Comey… He would also lose his license to practice law. So, if Comey believed Trump attempted to obstruct justice, did he comply with the law by reporting it to the DOJ? If not, it calls into question whether the events occurred as the Times reported it.”

Richard Corcoran: Don’t believe hyperbole, hysterics from budget critics

Good Read! “One of my heroes is Churchill- credited with having said, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” To know this is true we only need to look at the hyperbole and hysterics coming from the special interests and their allies in the media surrounding the Fl legislative budget. If you can believe it, one newspaper even argued that Gov. Scott should veto the budget because it offered kids in failing schools hope, and because voters shouldn’t be able to choose another $25,000 homestead exemption on their property taxes..This year we were faced with billion-dollar-plus shortfalls in the next 2 years. Due to our fiscal responsibility, we turned those billion-dollar budget shortfalls into billion-dollar surpluses. We also set aside another $3.2 billion in reserves, and we did it all without raising taxes.”

Trump cuts all health care aid to international groups performing or promoting abortion

Good!”The Trump administration announced a massive expansion Mon of the pro-life Mexico City Policy, issuing guidelines that will strip billions of dollars in aid from international groups that perform or promote abortion. Originally a ban covering roughly $600 million in family planning money, the Trump policy now applies to all international health care aid doled out by the US government- nearly $9 billion.The administration said the same amount of money will be paid out but will go only to groups that pledge not to perform or promote abortion as part of their family plan activities. Tillerson approved the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance plan, which broadens the scope of the Mexico City Policy. First announced by Reagan in 1984, the policy has been in effect during Republican administrations and suspended by Democratic presidents, including Obama.”

Guests Remind NBC, CNN: Obama Gave Classified Intel to Russia

Must Read!! “While NBC and CNN joined the rest of the media in rushing to condemn the Trump White House over an unconfirmed Washington Post report that the President inadvertently shared classified information with Russian officials, guests on both networks provided important context that the Obama administration intentionally shared classified intelligence with Russia less than a year ago…analyst Zarate warned: “The problem is the Russians aren’t trustworthy. The Russians have proven that when we’ve provided information in the past, they’ve used it against us… Back in the summer of 2016, the Obama administration provided information to the Russians about some of the things happening on the ground. Guess what happened? The Russians then attacked some of those sites of our allies, our proxies that we were working with.”

Dispelling the Myths: The Real Facts about the AHCA

Author is Rep.Dennis Ross! “Obamacare,” has failed in its promises to the American people. As it stands, Obamacare is in a death spiral and collapsing under its own weight of broken assurances, imperiling thousands of Floridians with ever-increasing premiums and fewer choices. Here are the undisputed facts: People did not get to keep their doctors if they liked them* 4.7 million have been kicked off their health care plans.* Nearly 20 million remain uninsured today.* It increased taxes by $1 trillion.* Deductibles will average more than $6,000 this year, and premiums have risen by 25% .* More than 1/3rd of all counties have only one insurance provider.* In Fl, premiums are expected to increase by 19% this year.* 49 out of 67 Fl counties are estimated to have only 1 ins provider this year.* 300,000 Floridians had their plans canceled under Obamacare…”

The Hilarious Evolution Of Liberals Over The Past 18 Years

“And when trying to understand the chaos in Venezuela, even the most under-informed onlooker might point to socialism as the cause of so much unrest. But in their analysis, NBC News mentions socialism zero times. Dozens have been killed, hundreds wounded, and thousands arrested as Maduro’s socialist regime attempts to tighten its stranglehold on the once oil-rich nation. It’s the unchecked rise of socialism that turned what used to be the most prosperous nation on the planet into a poverty- and violence-stricken hellhole. …It is socialism, not oil prices or the weather or greedy businessmen or any other such factor that’s to blame for Venezuela’s economic crisis. This is what socialism produces. Always and everywhere … Why do reporters ignore the obvious? We’d surmise that it’s largely because liberal journalists are infatuated with the idea of socialism.”

Student-Teacher Outbreak, Texas Lawmakers Push Bill To Crackdown On State’s New Problem

This law should be in all 50 states!! “In response to a growing problem in TX lawmakers are pushing a new bill to crack down on student-teacher relationships. The bill passed the House unanimously this Tues, after sailing unopposed through the Senate in March. Student-teacher relationships have become a state problem, with nearly 100 reported cases of inappropriate relationships in the 2016 fall semester alone.The year before that, there were 222 cases reported. Reports have shown that the vast majority of these cases are not charged. The teacher is simply dismissed, and then is free to find employment in another district, in a practice referred to as “passing the trash.” That is if the case is even reported in the first place.”

Meet the American women who are flocking to join ISIS

Concerning! “ISIS is recruiting an army of AK-47-brandishing women from the West who are just as bloodthirsty as the men they are marrying. Calling themselves “lionesses of Allah,” they are thought to number more than 600,.. whom they call “cubs of the caliphate.”Many of these women are true believers who trust that even with horrific gore and bloodshed, they are helping carry out the holy work of Allah in restoring the ancient Islam caliphate, and that once it’s reestablished, all believers will live in peace and harmony under Islam rule.Some of these ISIS brides living in Syria and Iraq have made the terrorist watchlist. Arguably the most dangerous is Sally Jones, 49, a British Muslim convert who goes by the nom de guerre Umm al-Britani. She is now on a British special-forces “kill list” after threatening Queen Elizabeth II.”

Intel Report: Iran Refining Nuke Delivery System in Flagrant Violation of Ban

Iran-A real threat! “Iran continues to make critical technological strides in its efforts to perfect an ICBM capable of delivering nuclear weapons over great distances, efforts that violate international prohibitions, according to the director of national intelligence, who informed Cong this week that the Islamic Republic “would choose ballistic missiles as its preferred method of delivering nuclear weapons.”The disclosure comes just days after Iranian leaders announced the upcoming launch of 2 new domestically produced satellites. Iran has long used its space program as cover for illicit missile work, as the know-how needed to launch such equipment can be applied to long-range ballistic missile technology. Coats, America’s top spymaster, informed Congress this week that Iran’s ballistic missile work continues unimpeded…”

Scott Pruitt: What Was So Great About Obama’s Environmental Record?

Must Read! “Scott Pruitt said he doesn’t understand why so many activists defend the Obama admin’s dodgy environmental record on water issues.Pruitt,who sued the EPA more than 12 times, told reporters that the Obama administration “deserved” to be sued for exceeding “their statutory authority.” He also said activists consistently gave the agency’s poor record on local environmental disasters a pass.“What’s so great about that record?” referring to the Obama administration’s handling of the Gold King Mine disaster and Flint water crisis. The EPA was roundly criticized during Obama’s final term for not reacting quicker on Flint.The disaster Gold King Mine spill occurred when agency workers penetrated the mine in 2015, which unleashed 3 million gallons of toxic waste into the Animas River, poisoning drinking water for 3 states and the Navajo Nation.”

Oops: The New York Times Accidentally Exposed ‘The Hillary Clinton-Russia Nexus’!

Great Satire! “Below is the incredible NYT editorial that lays out the case for how the Hillary campaign was colluding with the Russian government, and then tried to cover it up by blaming her election loss on Putin.The Hillary Clinton-Russia Nexus-.. McCabe told Congress that Trump’s firing of Comey has not derailed the agency’s investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Hillary campaign.Despite Clinton’s assertion that the idea of collusion is “a total hoax,” the links continue to pile up… There may be no Clinton Found office in Moscow, but it is not for lack of trying. Bill received half a million dollars in 2010 for a speech he gave in Moscow, paid by a Russian firm, Renaissance Capital, that has ties to Russian intelligence. The Clinton Foundation took money from Russian officials and oligarchs, including Kekselberg, a Putin confidant.”

TRUMP LAUNCHES COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE VOTER FRAUD

Good! “Trump signed an executive order Thurs launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election.The White House said the president’s “Advisory Commission on Election Integrity” would examine allegations of improper voting and fraudulent voter registration in states and across the nation. Pence will chair the panel and Kansas Sec of State Kris Kobach will be vice chair of the commission, which will report back to Trump by 2018.Trump has alleged, without evidence, that 3 to 5 million people voted illegally in his 2016 election. He has vowed since the start of his administration to investigate voter fraud, a process that has been delayed for months.”

Marco Rubio Renews the Fight to Reform the VA

“Rubio has renewed his fight to reform the VA. Rubio teamed up with Sens. Isakson and Testerto to bring out the “Dept of Vets Affairs Account and Whistleblower Protection Act” which would “reform the VA by allowing the secretary to dismiss bad employees, and ensure due process protections for whistleblowers.”Under the proposal, the VA secretary would have more power to remove or demote under performing and incompetent employees while giving whistleblowers more protection, including creating the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection in the VA. The bill would also ensure more accountability in the VA medical system, giving the VA secretary the ability to “directly appoint individuals to the positions of Medical Ctr Director and Director of Vets Integrated Service Net (VISN)…”

The biggest snake EVER caught in the Florida Everglades: Python hunter captures 17ft monster containing 78 eggs with his bare hands 

Anyone now can hunt pythons. The more captured the better!! “A python hunter captured an almost 17-foot long snake using just his bare hands.Dusty ‘The Wildman’ Crum managed to wrestle the creature while traipsing through the Florida Everglades. It’s the biggest python that’s ever been caught in the national park.Later, it was discovered that the snake had 78 eggs inside – which were taken out to prevent any new snakes from being born.Of his catch, Crum described it as ‘like Andre the Giant versus Hulk Hogan, WrestleMania!’Crum is participating in a project started two months ago by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) with a goal of eradicating pythons.”

Trump’s Quiet Victories

Good Read!”Trump has not just been a distasteful opponent, as the DC political establishment generally considered Nixon; or a convivial CA outsider like Reagan, who changed economic and strategic course but didn’t attack pillars of Washington incumbency. Nixon and Reagan had contested numerous elections as Republicans, and despite the odd rhetorical flourish, weren’t going to do more than make course corrections from their Democratic predecessors, Johnson and Carter. But Trump was different. He launched a movement, paid for his own campaign, (no ghastly fund-raisers with the dumb, opinionated rich), dismissed the Bushes, McCain, and Romney as Clinton-Obama sound-alikes, and frontally assaulted Wall Street, Hollywood, the national media, the lobby system, and every adult in D.C. (which voted 96% against him).”

 

 

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