How Are The Early Democrat Primaries/Caucuses Shaking Out?


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IOWA

POLL PROJECTIONS (Average As Of January 31, 2016)
Hillary Clinton: 47.9%
Bernie Sanders: : 43.9%

RESULTS (February 1, 2016)
Hillary Clinton: Votes – 70,047 (49.84%) —— Delegates Won: 23
Bernie Sanders: : Votes – 69,692 (49.59%) —— Delegates Won: 21

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

POLL PROJECTIONS (Average As Of February 8, 2016)
Bernie Sanders: : 54.5%
Hillary Clinton: 41.2%

RESULTS (February 9, 2016)
Bernie Sanders: Votes – 142,042 (60.01%) —— Delegates Won: 15
Hillary Clinton: Votes – 90,679 (38.31%) —— Delegates Won: 9

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NEVADA

POLL PROJECTIONS (Average As Of December 27, 2015)
Hillary Clinton: 50.0%
Bernie Sanders: 30.5%

RESULTS (February 20, 2016)
Hillary Clinton:
Bernie Sanders:

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SOUTH CAROLINA

POLL PROJECTIONS (Average As Of January 23, 2016)
Hillary Clinton: 62.0%
Bernie Sanders: 32.5%

RESULTS (February 27, 2016)
Hillary Clinton:
Bernie Sanders:

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How Are The Early GOP Primaries/Caucuses Shaking Out?


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IOWA

POLL PROJECTIONS (Average As Of January 31, 2016)
Donald Trump: 28.6%
Ted Cruz: 23.9%
Marco Rubio: 16.9%
Ben Carson: 7.7%
Jeb Bush: 4.1%
John Kasich: 2.9%
Carly Fiorina: 2.6%
Chris Christie: 2.4%

RESULTS (February 1, 2016)
Ted Cruz: Votes – 51,666 (27.64%) —— Delegates Won: 8
Donald Trump: Votes – 45,429 (24.30%) —— Delegates Won: 7
Marco Rubio: Votes – 43,228 (23.12%) —— Delegates Won: 7
Ben Carson: Votes – 17,394 (9.30%) —— Delegates Won: 3
Jeb Bush: Votes – 5,238 (2.80%) —— Delegates Won: 1
Carly Fiorina: Votes – 3,485 (1.86%) —— Delegates Won: 1
John Kasich: Votes – 3,474 (1.86%) —— Delegates Won: 1
Chris Christie: Votes – 3,284 (1.76%) —— Delegates Won: 0

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

POLL PROJECTIONS (Average As Of February 4, 2016)
Donald Trump: 31.2%
Marco Rubio: 14.0%
John Kasich: 13.5%
Ted Cruz: 11.8%
Jeb Bush: 11.5%
Chris Christie: 5.8%
Carly Fiorina: 4.8%
Ben Carson: 2.8%

RESULTS (February 9, 2016)
Donald Trump: Votes – 92,417 (35.13%) —— Delegates Won: 10
John Kasich: Votes – 41,814 (15.90%) —— Delegates Won: 3
Ted Cruz: Votes – 30,417 (11.56%) —— Delegates Won: 2
Jeb Bush: Votes – 29,188 (11.10%) —— Delegates Won: 2
Marco Rubio: Votes – 27,776 (10.56%) —— Delegates Won: 0
Chris Christie: Votes – 19,812 (7.53%) —— Delegates Won: 0
Carly Fiorina: Votes – 10,967 (4.17%) —— Delegates Won: 0
Ben Carson: Votes – 5,969 (2.27%) —— Delegates Won: 0

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SOUTH CAROLINA

POLL PROJECTIONS (Average As Of January 23, 2016)
Donald Trump: 36.0%
Ted Cruz: 19.7%
Marco Rubio: 12.7%
Jeb Bush: 10.0%
Ben Carson: 8.7%
Chris Christie: 2.3%
John Kasich: 2.0%
Carly Fiorina: 1.7%

RESULTS (February 20, 2016)
Donald Trump:
Ted Cruz:
Marco Rubio:
Jeb Bush:
Ben Carson:
Chris Christie:
John Kasich:
Carly Fiorina:

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NEVADA

POLL PROJECTIONS (Average As Of December 27, 2015)
Donald Trump: 33.0%
Ted Cruz: 20.0%
Marco Rubio: 11.0%
Ben Carson: 6.0%
Chris Christie: 5.0%
Jeb Bush: 5.0%
Carly Fiorina: 5.0%
John Kasich: 0.0%

RESULTS (February 23, 2016)
Donald Trump:
Ted Cruz:
Marco Rubio:
Ben Carson:
Chris Christie:
Jeb Bush:
Carly Fiorina:
John Kasich:

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So, Cultural Marxist Leftists will cheer climate change now right?

So, the Gore Cult of Climate Change is now predicting that the Bicentennial of the Civil War War Between the States will be wiped out by global warming, er climate change?

In Charleston, SC anyway. According to Professor David Blight:

if as a world community, as a species, we do not do something serious and soon to reduce greenhouse gases, and therefore stop global warming, then the commemoration of the Civil War in 2061 will likely not be held in Charleston to remember Fort Sumter, because that city may be under the sea. Perhaps, ironically, by 2061 we will have a new Lost Cause with which to contend: the long, failed effort to thwart the power and greed of climate change deniers.

Hold on here. Since the Left, the SAME Left which believes in “climate change”, also loathes everything about the Confederacy, wouldn’t the flooding be good? There would be no Confederate flags, no playing of Dixie, no Confederate reenactors, etc. to offend the hyper sensitive bigots of the Left. What a quandry for the Cultural Stalinists/Climate Changers.

Paging Ted Nugent, you got some ‘splaining to do

Ted, Ted, Ted you might want to explain yourself on linking the nation of Israel to Marxist gun control Statists. Folks who fight like Hell, like me, and Bob Owens, for gun rights are a tad confused Ted

Aging rock star and NRA Board member Ted Nugent made a controversial Facebook post yesterday which has drawn bipartisan condemnation from both left and right-leaning Jewish groups, and what appears to be a broad-based coalition of gun owners as well.

Here’s Nugent’s post.

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The rhetoric was vintage Nugent, which was more than enough to get the anti-gun left in a furor, but Nugent created real anger among many gun rights supporters as well for his choice of images.

Nugent used a photo of a number of Jewish gun control supporters, where each individual photo was overlaid with an Israeli flag, with anti-Israeli or anti-Jewish conspiracy claims posted with some of the photos.

The photo of Michael Bloomberg refers to him as the Mayor of “Jew York City” and claimed he was an “Israeli agent.”

The photo of Frank Lautenberg says that he “Gave Russian Jew immigrants your tax money.”

Barabara Boxer is described as a “globalist political agent.”

The image even blasted Rahm Emmanuel for serving in the Israeli Army during the Gulf War—one of the few honorable things we’ve seen from the man who coined the phrase “never let a crisis go to waste”—as if to hint that he, too, was part of some global Jewish conspiracy.

The image was not created by Nugent, but it pop-ups most regularly on anti-Semitic and white nationalist conspiracy sites, and is meant to dishonestly convey the idea that gun control is a Jewish or Israeli plot against the U. S. Constitution.

Anyone vaguely knowledgeable about gun control knows that the biggest gun control supporters in the United States are elderly white liberal nominal Protestants (Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, your average Moms Demand,  Everytown, Brady Campaign, CSGV supporter, etc ) and inner city minorities and their elected representatives  who are on the receiving end of the criminal use of violence.

Anyone familiar with gun rights should also know that some of our most vocal and successful gun rights advocates, such as Alan Gottlieb at the Second Amendment Foundation, are Jewish, as are a significant number of gun writers, editors, and photographers. This anti-Semitic meme selectively ignores that reality entirely to push a repulsive and false idea.

Nugent could have had the good sense to recognize that he “stepped in it” when many even-tempered pro-gun folks took issue with his image selection. Rational adults admit when they’ve screwed up, they apologize, and life goes on.

But Nugent didn’t apologize. He instead doubled-down and compared some of his Jewish critics to Nazis, while ignoring the valid criticism of a clearly bigoted photo.

Come on Ted, tell me you are better than this blatant stupidity! Tell me you are not Ted because frankly, I am getting a tad tired of idiocy from folks who ought to know better, and you are not an idiot right Ted? See Ted, I am as pro gun, pro Second Amendment as they come. I am also as pro-Israel as they come Ted, and your post, makes me think you are kind of dumping on Israel Ted. And frankly some of the filth siding with you, like David Duke, who has palled around with Iranian leaders, has applauded your post Ted. So again Ted, PLEASE tell me this is not who you are!

Weasel of the Week nominees

It is WEASEL TIME

It’s time once again for the Watcher’s Council’s ‘Weasel Of The Week’ nominations, where we pick our choices to compete for the award of the famed Golden Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, tune in for the Weasel of the Week nominations!

Here are this weeks’ nominees….

Superbowl Duo Beyonce and Mooch-elle Obama!!

The Noisy Room: My nomination goes to a duo… Michelle Obama and Beyonce. I think I may gag. I watched Beyonce’s new video released for the Superbowl halftime show in honor of Black Lives Matter. It is the raunchiest, most vile, racist piece of crap I have ever seen and that’s saying something. No wonder Michelle Obama loves it and adores Beyonce. She dressed for Beyonce’s approval of all things. I can’t repeat here what I think of both of them. CBS did an interview with the Obama’s that was inane and nothing short of a sickening lovefest. And it gets worse… Mooch dressed in all black, ostensibly in symbolic allegiance with the Black Panthers and blacks in general. Americans are outraged that the Super Bowl halftime show was allowed to be hijacked for political purposes and given a racist, black power theme. But is anyone surprised? Me either.

Michelle Obama pretended that she cooked all day for the Superbowl event. Right. Color me highly skeptical. The Obamas made lovey eyes and cooed over each as if anyone believes that either. I found the interview contrived and sickening in the extreme. More media propaganda for the Obamas and another push at racism. The whole game yesterday was centered on race and Americans are sick to death of it. This is probably the phoniest political interview of all time. The media is simply beyond repair and I can’t wait for these Marxists to get the boot. It will take a long time to undo the damage and the racism issue will take years to heal. This is why I didn’t watch the Superbowl yesterday and I’m sure why millions of others tuned it out as well. We just can’t take it anymore. No wonder the police turned their backs on Beyonce’s performance. It was disgraceful. Both Mooch’s interview and Beyonce’s video make them über worthy of a golden weasel.

The Ultra-sensitive Baby Killing Warriors At NARAL!!

The Right Planet: My nominee for Weasel of the Week would have to be the far-left, militant pro-abortion group NARAL (National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League) for their epic intersectional meltdown on Twitter over a Doritos Super Bowl ad that featured a pregnant woman receiving an ultrasound. NARAL was severely “microaggressed” over the Dororitos commercial for deploying the ever-dreaded “antichoice” tactic of “humanizing fetuses.” Apparently human fetuses are too humany, or something.

Oh, but it didn’t end there, oh dear masses. The perpetually aggrieved social justice warriors at NARAL also took great umbrage over the blatant patriarchal oppression embedded in a Hyundai ad. Additionally, NARAL called out Snickers for their despicable “transphobic” objectification of women. Will the exploitation and oppression ever end?

*snickers*

Personally, I think NARAL needs to chillax and eat a Snickers. They’re delicious, and gender-neutral … not to mention nutty. Just like NARAL.

Nice Deb: I nominate NARAL for going on an unhinged Twitter rampage during the Super Bowl over the commercials.

During the big game yesterday, NARAL’s Twitter account “live-tweeted” reactions to the highly anticipated Super Bowl commercials, exposing themselves yet again to be the angry, humorless scolds we all know them to be. The pro-abortion outfit chastised advertisers over the most micro of “microaggressions” and their SJW followers on Twitter retweeted their complaints.

In their most absurd Tweet, they attacked Doritos for showing an Ultrasound image image of a baby.

The Doritos ad in question showed a father eating Doritos while his pregnant wife received an ultrasound. The baby reacts strongly to the Doritos whenever Dad gets close with a chip. At the end, the baby physically launches itself out of the womb to try to get Doritos.

NARAL denounced the Doritos ad for using the “#antichoice tactic of humanizing fetuses & sexist tropes of dads as clueless & moms as uptight.”

That’s right, they were upset because Doritos had the presumption to characterize a human baby as…human.

These abortion fanatics are particularly soulless and ghoulish weasels – but weasels nonetheless.

Defender of the Faith, President Barack Hussein Obama!!

The Daley Gator: President Obama went to a mosque, not a big deal except that the mosque he gave a speech from  has some issues.

Well, there it is. What a despicable group of  Weasels…ANY OF THEM COULD WIN! Check back Thursday to see which Weasel walks off with the statuette of shame!

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THE MEDIA LEVEL THEIR GUNS AT CRUZ AND RUBIO


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ISIS Commander Found Living As Refugee In Rural Germany

‘Islamic State Commander’ Found Living As Refugee In Rural German Village – Breitbart

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In the latest of a series of raids, German police have searched two homes in a rural village after a television channel interviewed a suspected Islamic State commander living there as a refugee.

Sankt Johann is a small village in the south west German state, Rhineland-Palatinate. Something of a rural idyll, its 800 residents live between vineyards in the shadow of a 14th century Gothic church. And yet, as SPIEGEL TV reports, this weekend it was the scene of police raids on two Islamic State-linked suspects living in refugee housing.

Prosecutors’ office spokesman Michael Neuhaus said the two men targeted by the operation are “suspected of taking part in the Syrian civil war as members of a foreign terrorist organisation”. He said there were “no immediate indications that a concrete attack was planned” but declined to give any further details.

Two houses in the village are used to house Syrian refugees, but among the opponents of the Assad regime living there SPIEGEL TV tracked down a suspected commander of the Islamic State terror group after tip offs from other Syrian activists. They had identified him as a man called Bassam, a notorious commander said to be responsible for the deaths of dozens of people.

A 32-year-old man, he allegedly fought in the ranks of Islamic State fighters in the eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor before leaving via Turkey to seek asylum in Germany. Starting his fighting career with rebel jihadists in Al Kasra, the man in question is understood to have joined Sunni Islamist militias fighting the Syrian Government as part of the al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusra Front, before graduating to the even more extreme Salafi jihadists of Islamic State.

His original ambition had been to be a suicide bomber, but his brother had used his position as a Sharia judge to secure him his officer’s role. In late summer last year Bassam was captured at a checkpoint north of Aleppo by Free Syrian Army soldiers following intelligence that he was fleeing to Turkey with tens of thousands of dollars in cash. For reasons unknown he was released after 20 days, with a memory card for a telephone holding masses of Islamic State propaganda but without his money.

Incredibly, German security services were said to have been oblivious to his presence in Germany since last autumn until SPIEGEL TV’s research alerted them to it.

For his part Bassam denies ever being an Islamic State fighter, and says he has nothing more to do with his brother. He also claims to have no idea why he was captured by soldiers from the Free Syrian Army.

For now he wants to concentrate on his professional future, telling SPIEGEL TV: “I want to learn German and work as a cook.”

As Breitbart London recently reported, German security forces have received more than 100 tip-offs that Islamic State fighters may be hiding among migrants currently staying in the country.

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Austrian Woman Regrets Teaching Kids To Welcome Refugees After Her 10-Year-Old Son Is Raped By One In Public

Mom Regrets Teaching Kids To Welcome Refugees After Young Son Raped At Public Pool – BizPac Review

An Austrian woman, who’d always instructed her children to have compassion for refugees, did an abrupt about-face after an Iraqi immigrant raped her son whom he’d met at the local public swimming pool.

Dunja, who immigrated to Austria from Serbia during the 1990s, was appalled by the man’s defense to the attack, calling it “just monstrous,” according to the Daily Mail.

Rather than denying the act, the rapist claimed he had “too much sexual energy.”

The 10-year-old victim, named Goran, sustained serious injuries as a result of the attack and was hospitalized. His mother said her son cries himself to sleep every night.

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Although the attack took place in December, Dunja only opened up to local media recently. She said she’d arrived in Austria as a refugee from the Serbian civil war and struggled to make ends meet while instructing her five children not to prejudge other people.

But when she’d learned that the Iraqi claimed that he’d had a “sexual emergency,” she regretted her previous advice.

“I couldn’t believe it when I heard that. I come from Serbia, and I spent five years living in a Caritas home together with people from many different nations,” Dunja said.

“You certainly can’t call me a racist, but to try and defend himself in that way is just monstrous. It’s like me saying I’m going to go to a bank tomorrow and rob it because I don’t have enough money for my five children.”

Her thoughts then turned to her son.

“I know that the physical wounds will heal, but the wounds to his soul may never heal,” she told the local media.

Although the attack happened in December, it wasn’t immediately reported to protect the victim.

Dunja explained that her son loved swimming, and on the day of the attack, she gave him three euros so that he could go to the local public swimming pool in Vienna after school.

“He was so happy at having the money, and after school went there straight away so I wasn’t expecting him back home immediately,” Dunja said.

“Three hours after school finished, I got a phone call from him and he was crying into the phone. I couldn’t understand a word he said, but then somebody came on the phone and told me: ‘Please come straight away, your child has been sexually assaulted.’”

The last thing any parent wants to hear.

The Mail reported:
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She said that she had rushed there straight away and was devastated when she looked through a glass window and saw her crying child sitting in a room with a man in swimming trunks who had handcuffs on.

She said her sister was with her, and the police had to stop her from attacking the man straight away.

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“I don’t want the man to be deported, I want him to be jailed because I have heard what they do to child sex attackers in jail,” Dunja said.

“I want him to experience everything in jail that child sex attackers can experience from the other convicts. And then I want him deported.”

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President Asshat Bullied Bank To Pay Racial Settlement Without Evidence

Obama Bullied Bank To Pay Racial Settlement Without Proof: Report – New York Post

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Newly uncovered internal memos reveal the Obama administration knowingly exaggerated charges of racial discrimination in probes of Ally Bank and other defendants in the $900 billion car-lending business as part of a “racial justice” campaign that’s looking more like a massive government extortion and shakedown operation.

So far, Obama’s Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has reached more than $220 million in settlements with several auto lenders since the agency launched its anti-discrimination crusade against the industry in 2013. Several other banks are under active investigation.

That’s despite the fact that the CFPB had no actual complaints of racial discrimination – it was all just based on half-baked statistics.

A confidential 23-page internal report detailing CFPB’s strategy for going after lenders shows why these companies are forking over millions of dollars in restitution and fines to the government despite denying any wrongdoing.

The high-level memo, sent by top CFPB civil-rights prosecutors to the bureau’s director and revealed by a House committee, admits their methods for proving discrimination were seriously flawed from the start and had little chance of holding up in court. Yet they figured they could muscle Ally, as well as future defendants, with threats and intimidation.

“Some of the claims being made in this case present issues, such as use of [race] proxying and reliance on the disparate-impact doctrine, that would pose litigation risks meriting serious consideration prior to taking administrative action or filing suit in district court,” the Oct. 7, 2013, memo addressed to CFPB chief Richard Cordray acknowledges.

“Nevertheless,” it added, “Ally may have a powerful incentive to settle the entire matter quickly without engaging in protracted litigation.”

At the time, the Detroit-based bank was seeking permission from the Federal Reserve to remain a financial holding company. Without regulatory approval, Ally risked losing key business lines, primarily its insurance subsidiaries.

“Protracted litigation” would present “a high hurdle” to Ally retaining such status, the CFPB lawyers conspired.

Prosecutors also sought to use the Community Reinvestment Act as leverage against Ally. At the time, the FDIC was reviewing the bank’s compliance with the anti-redlining law.

They huddled with FDIC and Federal Reserve officials to get them on board with their scheme; and the Fed assured them it would look favorably upon “a prompt and robust” settlement by Ally, while the FDIC confirmed that a quick resolution would help Ally pass its CRA exam.

So CFPB applied the screws to Ally, saying it had “statistical evidence” showing its participating dealers were “marking up” loan prices for blacks and Hispanics vs. whites (by an average of $3 a month). Ally fought back, insisting non-discriminatory factors, such as credit history, down payments, trade-ins, promotions and rate-shopping, explained differences in loan pricing. After conducting a preliminary regression analysis, the bank found these factors alone accounted for at least 70 percent of the “racial disparities” the government was claiming.

CFPB admits in the memo that it never considered these or other legitimate business aspects of the car deals it investigated: “Such factors were excluded as controls from the markup analysis.”

Also in its initial rebuttal, Ally complained CFPB’s entire case was based on “disparate impact” statistics, not actual complaints by consumers, and that those estimates relied on guesswork about the race of the borrowers. (The auto industry does not report borrower race, so CFPB tried to ID race by last name and ZIP code, a so-called “proxy” method that is wildly inaccurate.)

“The evidence of discrimination on the basis of race and national origin is strictly statistical,” the agency confessed in a report footnote.

With all these machinations hidden from public view, Cordray held a press conference to announce “the federal government’s largest auto-loan discrimination settlement in history.” He claimed that 235,000 minorities had been harmed by Ally, even though he didn’t know the race of a single borrower or whether they had actually been harmed.

“He had no idea how many actual victims there were because their whole case rested entirely on statistical estimations they admitted internally were inaccurate,” said a senior staffer for the House Financial Services Committee, which recently obtained the internal documents from CFPB.

In fact, CFPB still has not been able to definitively ID the race of any borrower it claims Ally victimized – which is why it has taken more than two years to send remuneration checks to alleged victims. Desperate to find them, the bureau recently had to mail 420,000 letters to Ally borrowers to coax at least 235,000 into taking the money, and to allow Cordray to save face.

Checks started going out this month to the fictitious victims – just in time for the election. So what if some recipients are white? They will all no doubt thank Democrats for the sudden, unexpected windfall of up to $520 in the mail.

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Thanks Barack… Illegal Aliens Benefitted From Up To $750M In Obamacare Subsidies

Senate Report: Illegal Aliens Benefitted From Up To $750 Million In Obamacare Subsidies – Weasel Zippers

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Didn’t Obama say illegal aliens would not be getting subsidies?

Via Fox News:
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Illegal immigrants and individuals with unclear legal status wrongly benefited from up to $750 million in ObamaCare subsidies and the government is struggling to recoup the money, according to a new Senate report obtained by Fox News.

The report, produced by Republicans on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, examined Affordable Care Act tax credits meant to defray the cost of insurance premiums. It found that as of June 2015, “the Administration awarded approximately $750 million in tax credits on behalf of individuals who were later determined to be ineligible because they failed to verify their citizenship, status as a national, or legal presence.”

Keep reading

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Obamanomics Update: President Asshat Releasing $4 Trillion-Plus Budget For 2017

Obama Releasing $4 Trillion-Plus Budget For 2017; New Taxes And Spending – CNS

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President Barack Obama is unveiling his eighth and final budget, a $4 trillion-plus proposal that’s freighted with liberal policy initiatives and new and familiar tax hikes – all sent to a dismissive Republican-controlled Congress that simply wants to move on from his presidency.

The budget will be released Tuesday morning, the same day as the New Hampshire primary when it’s likely to get little attention. It comes as the deficit, which had been falling over the duration of Obama’s two terms, has begun to creep up, above the half-trillion mark.

The White House is countering the worsening deficit outlook with a proposed $10-per barrel tax on oil that would finance “clean” transportation projects. It also is sure to propose taxes on the wealthy and corporations.

Long gone are proposals such as slowing the automatic inflation increase for Social Security benefits and other ideas once aimed at drawing congressional Republicans into negotiations on a broader budget deal.

Now, Obama has broken out a budget playbook filled with ideas sure to appeal to Democrats: A “moonshot” initiative to cure cancer; increasing Pell Grants for college students from low-income backgrounds; renewed incentives for GOP-governed states to join the expanded Medicaid system established under the health care law, and incentives to boost individual retirement accounts.

The $10-per-barrel tax hike proposal comes as the price of crude has dropped to the $30 per barrel range.

“We’re going to impose a tax on a barrel of oil – imported, exported – so that some of that revenue can be used for transportation, some of that revenue can be used for the investments in basic research and technology that’s going to be needed for the energy sources of the future,” Obama said. “Then 10 years from now, 15 years from now, 20 years from now, we’re going to be in a much stronger position when oil starts getting tight again, prices start going up again.”

Republicans, however, immediately rejected the idea after its release last week and it will meet the fate of prior dead-on-arrival proposals such as increasing capital gains taxes on the wealthy, imposing a fee on big banks, and cutting the value of charitable deductions for upper-income taxpayers. Higher cigarette taxes and a minimum 30 percent rate for wealthier filers have also gone nowhere.

Obama’s proposed tax increases also mean that he can present relatively reasonable deficit estimates without having to go for painful cuts to benefit programs such as Medicare, health care subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, food stamps, and Medicaid health care for the poor.

The budget deficit, after hitting a whopping $1.4 trillion in Obama’s first year, dropped to a relatively manageable $439 billion last year. But a softening economic outlook, combined with a round of tax cuts and increased spending enacted by Congress last year, will make the deficit problem about $1.5 trillion worse over the coming 10 years, according to the latest Congressional Budget Office estimate.

CBO’s “baseline” deficit – what it expects would occur if Congress does nothing – would now total almost $10 trillion over the coming decade.

The White House hasn’t revealed what, if anything, Obama will propose to address the worsening deficit picture. In its budget roll-out, the White House has instead focused on new spending initiatives. The plan is also likely to call for a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, highly unlikely in an election year.

On Monday, Obama proposed $1.8 billion to combat the Zika virus, asking for the money immediately as emergency spending on top of the $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill that passed in December. The virus is spreading rapidly through Latin America. While most people experience either mild or no symptoms, Zika is suspected of causing a devastating birth defect – babies born with abnormally small heads – and the funding is aimed at fighting its spread both abroad and in the U.S.

Obama has largely shifted his focus elsewhere. After winning a higher income tax rate in 2013 on couples earning more than $400,000 per year, Obama and Republicans have battled over relatively small increases to the less than one-third of the budget passed by Congress each year. Republicans seeking higher spending for the Pentagon have been forced to accept Obama’s demands for additional funds for domestic agencies.

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Yes, the morally retarded bottom feeders at NARAL suffered great butthurt over this Superbowl ad

First the OUTRAGEOUSLEY OFFENSIVELY OUTREAGEOUS ad, it is the first one with the ultrasound

Now the NARAL freak out

Wow, I think they exposed how radical they are by their faux outrage

I realize we’re not supposed to ask “hahrd” questions, but it would be helpful if the Servants of Moloch could explain something.
Accepting for the sake of argument that humans are not continuously human from conception on through death, how DOES the fetus transition from non-human to human state? What magical chrysalis occurs, when the embryo goes from non-human to human status?
I realize that this is a key component of abortion mythology, but I’ve never heard any proponent of the fiction explain it.

Neither have I, neither has anyone

If the Left only cared about Jihadists as they do about “climate change”

Good Freaking Grief!

(Washington Times) The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies.

A new directive’s theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show “resilience” and beat back the threat based on “actionable science.”

It says the military will not be able to maintain effectiveness unless the directive is followed. It orders the establishment of a new layer of bureaucracy — a wide array of “climate change boards, councils and working groups” to infuse climate change into “programs, plans and policies.”

William Teach sums up the depth of buffoonery at play here

This idiotic plan will force compliance all the way down to the people serving in the field, who must take ‘climate change’ into account when when they decide to take a shot at ISIS fighters. “Hmm, I wonder what the carbon footprint will be if I shoot this ISIS killer holder a knife to the throat of a child? Will the shot be climate friendly?”

Climate change must be integrated in:

  • Weapons buying and testing “across the life cycle of weapons systems, platforms and equipment.”

  • Training ranges and capabilities.

  • Defense intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance.

  • Defense education and training.

  • Combatant commander joint training with allies to “assess the risks to U.S. security interests posed by climate change.”

  • Joint Chiefs of Staff collaboration “with allies and partners to optimize joint exercises and war games including factors contributing to geopolitical and socioeconomic instability.”

This is what the Left does, it destroys, which illustrates how crucial it s NOT to elect a Sanders or Hillary

Yeah, about that whole “Police should just shoot the bad guy in the leg nonsense

There are a few pretty obvious reasons, and Bob Owens explains them very well

When a suspect is killed via gunfire in the commission of a crime by law enforcement officers or “regular Joe” citizens, we often here the same question repeated by the deceased suspect’s family members and friends.

“Why didn’t they just shoot him in the leg?”

We heard people ask this question in the Michael Brown shooting, the death of Tamir Rice, and more recently in the death of Robert “LaVoy” Finicum.

Occasionally we’ll hear a slight variation of that, asking why the suspect wasn’t shot in the arm, but they’re both ways of asking police to shoot at the extremities of the body, in the mistaken belief that shooting someone in the arm or leg is somehow guaranteed to be less lethal.

That’s simply not true.

Here in reality, such shots can be a very big deal. Let’s be very clear on this: when a human being is shot in the arm or leg, they could very easily die from the wound, and there is no way to easily predict what the bullet is going to do once it hits a human body.

The second reason that we don’t shoot at arms and legs is a based on the facts that:

  • arms and legs tend to be smaller targets than a torso, and in more motion than a torso (it’s harder to hit a smaller, rapidly moving target like running legs or swinging arms)
  • Arms and legs are not as think or dense as torsos.
  • Defensive handgun bullets are designed to penetrate roughly 12″-18″ in people.

These three facts add up to shots at arms or legs being much more dangerous to innocent bystanders downrange than torso shots.

Officers and civilians shooting at arms and legs are more likely to miss the targeted individual completely, and even if they make a hit on arms and legs, these smaller parts of the body are unlikely to stop a bullet. these slowed bullets are still quite lethal, as a recent shooting in Chicago proved.

Quintonio LeGrier allegedly swung a baseball bat at Chicago Police officer Robert Rialmo twice the day after Christmas, missing him by inches. When LeGrier cocked the improvised weapon back for a third swing, Rialmo drew his weapon and quickly fired it eight times from retention. One of the bullets passed through LeGrier and hit neighbor Bettie Jones, killing her.

Law enforcement officers and properly-trained defensive firearms students do not “shoot them in the leg” because:

  1. You are only legally justified in shooting at people who are immediate lethal force threats, and the most effective was to stop such a threat (and hopefully fire the fewest rounds) is a center mass hit.
  2. Arms and legs are harder targets to hit.
  3. Arms and legs won’t reliably stop bullets, and so shots at them pose a greater risk of hitting innocent bystanders.
  4. Arm and leg shots can be just as lethal as a shot to the chest, depending on what the bullet hits and how it reacts to hitting the body.

No competently-trained shooter will aim at an arm or a leg, knowing that that such shots have a lower success rate, have a greater chance of missing or over-penetrating the target, are more of a threat to innocent bystanders, and can be just as deadly.

Please stop asking people to take shots that will put more lives at risk.

 

Are you ready for Biden/Warren 2016

Could the Crazy Uncle Joe/Fake American Indian ticket develop? HMMMMM

I’m betting that in the next few weeks, Clinton announces a sudden health problem that will force her to end her campaign.  She will also announce that Joe Biden has made the incredible sacrifice to take over her campaign for her.

Biden, in turn, will announce that Elizabeth Warren has agreed to become his veep.  There’ll be some jiggery pokery to get him and Warren on the ballots inall 50 states, but it will happen — at least in enough Blue states to make a difference.

Meanwhile, at the back end, Obama will quash the FBI investigation into Hillary’s emails, which is hitting too close to home, and quietly pardon Hillary before he leaves office.

Now THAT is a BOLD prognostication folks.