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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Hillary Clinton's Inescapable Cloud of Corruption (VIDEO)

Cross-posted from American Power.

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Following-up, "#CrookedHillary: State Department Access Granted to Clinton Foundation Donors (VIDEO)."

From Lisa Boothe, at the Washington Examiner, "Clinton's Inescapable Cloud of Corruption":


While many in the media have declared the presidential election all but over, damning accusations of pay to play at the Clinton Foundation and reports that the FBI found 15,000 work-related documents that Hillary Clinton failed to turn over represent the political land mines that still lie between her and the presidency. Multiple ongoing Freedom of Information Act civil suits, perjury allegations, an IRS probe and alleged joint U.S. Attorney-FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation represent the inescapable cloud of corruption that could be the Democratic nominee's undoing.

As the drip, drip, drip of information highlighting the intersection between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department surfaces, the political fallout for Hillary Clinton is unavoidable. The newly exposed emails demonstrate another lie told by the Clinton campaign. Despite her lawyers stating that only 30,000 emails on her server were related to work, the 15,000 puts that number closer to 45,000. But more importantly, it paints a clearer picture of what Hillary Clinton was attempting to hide by setting up private servers in the first place and attempting to wipe them clean.

What is particularly troubling for Clinton is that liberal publications like the Huffington Post and Boston Globe are calling for the Clinton Foundation to shut down. The calls will undoubtedly grow louder as reports continue to expose the overlap between top foreign donors to the foundation and the access it gained them to Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. That access puts into question the impartiality of the decisions Secretary Clinton made while in office and the potential conflicts of interest she would be confronted with as commander in chief. The Wall Street Journal has reported that "At least 60 companies that lobbied the State Department during her tenure donated a total of more than $26 million to the Clinton Foundation." And according to the Associated Press, 55 percent of Clinton's meetings and calls with people outside of the government were donors to the Clinton Foundation.

More than 40 percent of the Clinton Foundation's top donors are based in foreign countries, prompting the Washington Post to write, "Rarely, if ever, has a potential commander in chief been so closely associated with an organization that has solicited financial support from foreign governments." Many of those foreign governments have a history of human rights abuses. It is estimated the Clinton Foundation has accepted tens of millions of dollars from Middle Eastern countries.

Emails recently released by Judicial Watch and reports by Fox News demonstrate the close level of communication between State Department and Clinton Foundation officials. Judicial Watch recently released 725 pages of State Department documents showing coordination between Hillary Clinton's Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin and Douglas Band, a former longtime aide of President Bill Clinton and employee of the Clinton Foundation, who worked together to grant access to then-Secretary Clinton for high-dollar donors like Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain.

After failing to set up a meeting with the secretary of state through State Department channels, Salman, who contributed $32 million to the Clinton Global Initiative, went through the Clinton Foundation and successfully set up a meeting 48 hours later...
That's the best summary and analysis of this so far.

Keep reading.

Monday, August 22, 2016

DONALD AND HILLARY: LYING BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Donald us backtracking from the deportation part of his anti-illegal immigration vow...

... and Hillary has been called out by Colin Powell for lying about his role in her private email scandal.

THERE IS NOTHING THESE TWO LIARS WON'T LIE ABOUT.


CALIFORNIA ISLAMIST MURDERED GRANDPARENTS

Westword has a disturbing report about a Muslim convert in California who murdered his grandparents (via Jihad Watch):
The video onetime Coloradan Nathaniel Scheiern posted on his Facebook page circa May 4 comes with an all-caps warning/message: “GRAPHIC FOOTAGE. ADULTS ONLY. LESSONS WITH LIFE’S TESTS MAKES EASY A`s!

The clip appears to be an ISIS terror video — and we’re not sharing it here because invective is followed by scenes of people being beheaded.

It’s too soon to know if material like this has any relation to the Glendale, California murders of Scheiern’s grandparents, William and Verna, for which Nathaniel was formally charged this week. But an autopsy reported cited by the Glendale News-Press reveals that William and Verna, ages 77 and 82 respectively, died of “blood loss from traumatic injuries.”
Yet another monster who was influenced by both the Koran and ISIS. It's horrifying how Islamofascism has such a nasty impact on anybody who adheres to such filth.

NEW ROCKET ATTACK HITS SDEROT

After some time minus the rocket attacks from Gaza, another one's struck Sderot. The army struck back, but there's your proof that so long as Islam is around, so too will be the potential rocket attacks.

Friday, August 19, 2016

THE AMORAL BOORISHNESS OF MICHAEL WALSH AND HIS ATTACK ON "NEVER-TRUMPKINS"

Michael Walsh attacks never-trumpers here:

https://pjmedia.com/michaelwalsh/2016/08/17/the-moral-cowardice-of-the-nevertrumpumpkins/

He argues us never trumpers are electing hillary.

My response:

Michael Walsh, you are an idiot. 

I am a registered Democrat in ny who won't vote for any liberal, congenital liar. Neither donald or hillary.


So, please tell me how i help elect either trump or hillary as a dem voting for the libertarians in ny? 


Hillary is up 30% in ny. And because we have a federal election decided by an electoral college, my voting trump - who is, right now, guaranteed to lose ny -  would actually be throwing away my vote; whereas by voting libertarian i actuall send a message to both parties. 


And if in some alternate universe, trump was only behind in ny by 1 or 2 or 3% - and couldd actually maybe win ny with the never-trumper vote, then he would be demolishing hillary almost everywhere else, and he still would not need my vote. 


Jerks like michael walsh should stfu. Really. Stfu.

MERKEL TALKS OUT OF BOTH SIDES OF HER MOUTH

First, the good news. German premier Angela Merkel says that full Islamic veils like niqabs have no place in German society:
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described full-body veils used by some Muslim women that cover the face as an obstacle to integration. [...]

Merkel weighed in on the issue in comments to the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland newspaper group published Thursday. She was quoted as saying: "From my point of view, a fully veiled woman in Germany has barely any chance of integrating."
There's just one little thing: either the women wearing them don't want to integrate, let alone relate to wider society, or, they're being forced to wear such awful garments.

Now for the bad news that ruins everything:
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday refugees had not brought terrorism to Germany, adding that Islam belonged in the country as long as it was practiced in a way that respected the constitution. [...]

"The phenomenon of Islamist terrorism, of IS, is not a phenomenon that came to us with the refugees," Merkel said at an election campaign event for her Christian Democrats in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern ahead of a regional vote on Sept. 4.
What a disgrace. It may not have come from all the alleged refugees, but it certainly did come from plenty. If she thinks Islam is fine in Germany, then there's reason to doubt the sincerity of her argument against the veils. Instead of helping, she's only hurting once more. She probably hasn't even met with any of the victims of Islamofacist crimes to offer her condolences. If she's losing support from the public, it's for the best.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

HOW TO MAKE NON-KOSHER RECIPES INTO ACTUAL KOSHER

If you've ever wondered how to turn recipes for non-kosher meals into those that are actually kosher, the UK Jewish News has a whole article about how it's done, and concepts that taste just like pork without actually being pork. It's a clever testament to how food development is advancing marvelously these days.

(On a semi-related note, I set up a food blog recently, where I link to recipes and various other articles for meals whenever I can.)

FRANCE'S BAN ON BURKINIS IS JUSTIFIED

More violence cropped up this week in France and Corsica, this time involving burkini wearers who, along with their male masters, led to a riot, and so several towns are now banning them from public beaches:
The French government has defended municipal bans on body-covering Muslim burkini swimwear but called on mayors to try and cool tensions between communities.

Three Mediterranean towns – Cannes, Villeneuve-Loubet and Sisco on the island of Corsica – have banned the burkini, and Le Touquet on the Atlantic coast is planning to do the same.

The mainly conservative mayors who have imposed the ban say the garment, which leaves only the face, hands and feet exposed, defies French laws on secularism.

The burkini debate is particularly sensitive in France given deadly attacks by Islamist militants, including bombings and shootings in Paris which killed 130 people last November, which have raised tensions between communities and made people wary of public places.

The socialist government’s minister for women’s rights, Laurence Rossignol, said municipal bans on the burkini should not be seen in the context of terrorism but she supported the bans.

“The burkini is not some new line of swimwear, it is the beach version of the burqa and it has the same logic: hide women’s bodies in order to better control them,” Rossignol told French daily Le Parisien in an interview.
It's also bad for hygiene, and there's various health sources in France who believe, with good reason, that healthy hygiene is crucial.
Rossignol said the burkini had sparked tensions on French beaches because of its political dimension.

“It is not just the business of those women who wear it, because it is the symbol of a political project that is hostile to diversity and women’s emancipation,” she said.

On Saturday, a brawl broke out between Muslim families and a group of young Corsicans in Sisco after a tourist took pictures of women bathing in burkini. The mayor banned burkinis on Monday.
And they're doing the right thing. In fact, burkinis could be used as smuggling tools, something you can't do with a bikini (Ursula Andress sure couldn't have done that with hers in Doctor No back in 1962). For example, they could be used to smuggle smalls parts for explosives, or even hand grenades, guns and knives. They could even be used for drug smuggling and hiding documents and money. That's another reason why it's best to ban them from the beaches.

FROM PUBLIC TO PRISON MORALIST: HAREDI SLASHER BASHED UP IN CELL FOR PROVOCATIONS

The convicted Haredi murderer Yishai Schlissel is still making some eyebrow raising headlines, as it's revealed he shredded another prisoner's pictures of his daughters because he despised how they were dressed:
Yishai Schlissel, the ultra-Orthodox Jewish man serving a life sentence for the murder of 16-year-old Shira Banki at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade last year, is being kept away from other inmates at the Ayalon Prison after a physical altercation with a fellow prisoner left him hospitalized.

Last month, Schlissel tore up photos of another inmate’s daughters he had hanging in his cell, saying the girls were “dressed immodestly.”

Enraged, the prisoner beat Schlissel until prison guards separated the two. Schlissel was hospitalized for unspecified injuries.

The Ayalon Prison warden placed Schlissel in solitary confinement for a number of days as a disciplinary measure.

After an evaluation by prison officials, the warden decided to give Schlissel a separate cell citing his volatile behavior.

The Israel Prisons Service confirmed the decision in a statement, saying that Schlissel’s “taunts, inappropriate behavior and damage he caused another inmate’s property” necessitated the move.
Now I don't know what the other prisoner was in jail for or how severe his own crime was, but Schlissel's act in itself was offensive and an act of hatred towards people who could otherwise be innocent. And assuming the daughters were of legal age, how fascinating that somebody who was hell-bent on slaughtering homosexuals at the parade has such a problem with pictures of ladies hung in his cell. He could be bitter at the realization he threw away his future and will never be able to lead a relationship with women again after the violent crime he committed against one. But it sure seems for now like he's become an isolationist in the worst possible way, and has rejected being part of the human race (remember, this was somebody who even refused legal counsel and doesn't recognize the state laws).

Frankly, he deserves whatever he got for violating the Commandment of Thou Shalt Not Commit Murder. No matter how distasteful homosexuality is, it's no justification for savagery like what he committed last year.

BAR KOCHVA'S BALLISTA BALL

Some students in Gush Etzion dug up an ancient weapon used during the Bar Kochva revolution in ancient times:
An ancient ballista ball, claimed to be one of those used by Jewish warriors fighting against the Roman Empire during the Bar-Kochba revolt, has been unearthed by high school students in Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem.

The rebellion, led by Simon Bar-Kochba between 132 and 136 CE, was also known as the Third Jewish Revolt, because it was the final of three Jewish uprisings against the Romans due to religious and political persecution.

It is estimated that many thousands of Jews died during the revolt, resulting in a massive depopulation of the communities inhabiting the Judean Hills.

Many survivors of the battle were sold into slavery by Roman captors.

On Monday, Yaron Rosenthal, director of the Kfar Etzion Field School, said the stone ball was discovered during an annual excavation in Gush Etzion led by school counselors shortly before Tisha Be’av.
There may still be several thousand more of these balls out there waiting to be found. Nice to see one of them was unearthed.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Donald Trump Calls for 'Extreme Vetting' of Immigrants (VIDEO)

Cross-posted from American Power.

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Following-up from earlier, "In New National Security Speech, Donald Trump to Call for Ideological Screening for Terrorists."

As I wrote there, "Of course, he'll be savaged by the Islamo-coddling left-wing media."

Yep, it turns out one Politico hack claims Trump's plan will make the U.S. less safe. I know, leftist logic is just impeccable, heh.

And there's all kinds of left-wing rejoinders at Memeorandum.

Frankly, this "extreme vetting" plan is the best thing yet!

At LAT, "Donald Trump calls for 'extreme vetting' and an ideological test for would-be immigrants":


Since Donald Trump called for temporarily banning Muslims from entering the U.S., he has tried to expand, narrow or otherwise redefine the polarizing proposal that helped win him the Republican primary but has posed a greater challenge in the general election campaign.

On Monday, he added a phrase to his policy lexicon: “extreme vetting.”

To Trump, that means ensuring anyone entering the country shares American values.

The newest addition to Trump’s immigration policy came during a major speech on national security in Youngstown, Ohio, that featured an unusually subdued Trump reading uneasily at times from a teleprompter and repeating several false claims, including his assertion that he was early to oppose the Iraq invasion and the unsubstantiated pronouncement that the San Bernardino shooters’ neighbor saw bombs in their apartment before the attacks.

It followed days of criticism over Trump’s insistence that President Obama and Hillary Clinton founded Islamic State. Those comments, and other unscripted and unforced controversies, have helped distract from Trump’s core economic and anti-terrorism messages, push down his standing in polls and lead Republicans to once again urge him to curtail his improvisational style of campaigning.

Trump did not explicitly back down from his December proposal, still on his campaign website, for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on.”

He did not mention it, instead calling on the departments of State and Homeland Security "to identify a list of regions where adequate screening cannot take place," which would then be referred to to temporarily halt visas.

Trump spent more of his speech defining what he said was a new ideological test for those entering the U.S., comparing his plan to Cold War-era screening.

"We should only admit into this country those who share our values and respect our people," he said. "In addition to screening out all members or sympathizers of terrorist groups, we must also screen out any who have hostile attitudes towards our country or its principles – or who believe that Sharia law should supplant American law. Those who do not believe in our Constitution, or who support bigotry and hatred, will not be admitted."
Keep reading.

You can see how leftist media reports are highly critical, but of course Trump's plan is exactly what we need.

It's a great start.

On this issue alone I'd vote for Trump in a heartbeat. It's the crucial issue facing the country. We're at the crossroads. It's existential.

Leftists are going to hate it, obviously. The left is simple incapable of protecting American national security. If Trump's not elected, these issues are not going away. No doubt other candidates will again raise the prospect of "extreme vetting" to save the country.

It's a breath of fresh air.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

POLITICIANS AND PRESS IN TWIN FALLS, IDAHO DEFENDING JUVENILE MUSLIM RAPISTS

It's stunning how many leftists there are in Twin Falls, Idaho, who're going out of their way to cover up for the Muslim children who raped a 5-year-old girl in the city:
The activists want to bring justice to a five-year-old American girl who was raped on June 2 by a group of refugee children as a 14-year-old refugee videotaped the horrible incident. Idaho activist Julie Ruf tells Breitbart News that statements made by Olson to protect the refugee community in the wake of rapes indicate she is unfit for the job of protecting the Constitution.

Julie Ruf has been working with the victim’s family since the rapes happened, trying to help get them both victim services and fair treatment by local authorities. The fight is an uphill climb for Ruf and other activists, as both local authorities and media members began attacking the group for expressing concerns about the dangers of the recent influx of Muslim refugees into the area.

A number of local businesses in the food processing industry use the refugee population as a source of cheap labor, and also receive financial incentives from both the state and federal government for employing refugees instead of Americans.

The Twin Falls activist expressed concerns about the brutal rape of the mentally challenged five-year-old, which included oral and anal penetration as well as the victim being urinated on by at least two of the boys. One concern of the local activists were recent headlines around the world about videotaped sexual assault involving Muslim refugees, such as the New Year’s Eve attack in Cologne, Germany.

U.S. Attorney Olson made a statement that appeared to threaten local activists with legal action for expressing their concern if that speech contain “false information.”
Read the rest, because it's already horrific enough that the attorney would have the sick gall to do that. The press coverage in the area is also horrific, and all reporters who called the girl's friends "racists" should be ostracized.

Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton have both been asked to visit the area, but with Hilary's record, I think it's better that just Donald pay a visit. This is very disturbing that practically a whole town governing system is corrupt enough to cover for sexual abuse, all because of money.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Trump Tower Climber Was Donald Trump Supporter; Pre-Recorded 'Vote Trump' Video

Cross-posted from American Power.

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This is crazy!

Variety has the pre-recorded video, "Man Scales Trump Tower Using Suction Cups; Had Pre-Recorded Video Message: 'Get Out and Vote for Mr. Trump'."

And watch, via AP:



Also at ABC News, via Memeorandum, "Police Capture Man Climbing Trump Tower After Hours-Long Standoff."

Trump Says 'Second Amendment People' Can Stop Hillary's Supreme Court Picks (VIDEO)

Cross-posted from American Power.

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It wasn't anything resembling a threat.

It's 100 percent clear he's referring to "Second Amendment people" as an interest group that would mobilize against Hillary Clinton on Supreme Court nominations.

But if Trump makes an off-the-cuff remark, leftists will pounce, and media lapdogs will regurgitate the lies.

And so it happened again today. On this one, though, I expect a lot of regular folks to be angry at how the media's spinning it.

So, FWIW, at the Wall Street Journal, "Donald Trump Says ‘Second Amendment People’ Can Stop Hillary Clinton From Curbing Gun Rights":


WILMINGTON, N.C.— Donald Trump, confounding the hopes of Republicans who want him to run a more measured presidential campaign, touched off another firestorm Tuesday with an off-the-cuff remark that critics interpreted as inciting violence against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

His comments, before a packed basketball arena here, came a day after he delivered an economic-policy speech in a Detroit hotel ballroom that many Republicans saw as a disciplined reboot amid falling poll numbers—including those released Tuesday in new Wall Street Journal/NBC News/Marist polls.

Speaking at his rally here about how he claims Mrs. Clinton as president would undermine gun rights under the Second Amendment, Mr. Trump said, “If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks.” He then added: “Although the Second Amendment people—maybe there is, I don’t know.”

The Clinton campaign declared his remarks “dangerous,” charging that they amounted to a call for an attack against his opponent. The Trump team quickly said it was an awkwardly worded call to mobilize gun owners as a political force before the election.

The Secret Service, in a tweet Tuesday afternoon, said only that it was “aware of the comments” made earlier in the day.

The latest flare-up over Mr. Trump’s penchant for provocative remarks comes at a precarious time for the New York businessman’s presidential bid. His standing in battleground states is slipping and GOP defections are continuing. On Tuesday, Maine Sen. Susan Collins announced she wouldn’t support him.

“He makes it harder every day to continue to support him,” said Ryan Williams, a former aide to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaigns who now works for the New Hampshire GOP. “It’s almost like he wants people to denounce him. He’s basically asking for it at this point. Donald Trump saying something crazy is becoming a daily occurrence like the sun rising or the weather.”

Mrs. Clinton has opened an 11-point lead in Pennsylvania and is inching ahead in closer races in Ohio and Iowa, according to the Journal/NBC/Marist polls.

Mrs. Clinton leads Mr. Trump among registered voters by 48% to 37% in Pennsylvania, where the Republican nominee will hold a campaign rally in Erie on Friday.

She has improved her position in that state since a Journal/NBC/Marist poll last month, when she led 45% to 36%. In Ohio, Mrs. Clinton broke last month’s tie and pulled ahead 43% to 38%, according to the new state poll. And in Iowa, Mrs. Clinton was ahead 41% to 37%, an edge little-changed from a month ago...
Keep reading.

Monday, August 08, 2016

OLYMPIC US FENCER WITH HIJAB TRASHES AMERICA

The first Muslim to participate in the Olympics under US sponsorship complains she doesn't feel safe in America:
“[I feel unsafe] all the time. I had someone follow me home from practice and try to report me to police,” she said. “And this is right on 28th and 7th in New York City.”

“I’m very vocal about these things because I want people to know I’m not a novelty, I’m not special in any way, I’m a woman who wears hijab and these are my experiences,” Muhammad said.

Muhammad, who came second to Michael Phelps in the vote for who should carry the U.S. flag at the Opening Ceremony on Friday, said the country is at crossroads.

“I want people to know that as hard as [these racist incidents] are on me, they don’t come even close to things we’ve seen like the shooting in North Carolina or the rhetoric around the Khan family at the DNC. It’s ridiculous and we as a country have to change and I feel like this is our moment.”

Asked by the Daily Beast what she thought about Donald Trump’s contribution to Islamic relations in the U.S., she laughed and said: “Who? I’m sorry, what did you say? I don’t know him.”
Curious that she had nothing to say about the jihadist attacks in Orlando, Boston, San Bernardino and Chattanooga. All that matters to her is the Religion of Peace.

According to Hot Air, she's been disqualified from the competition by France's entrant, Cecelia Berder, and France could certainly use a victory after the terrible experience they had of recent. Unfortunately, it looks like Hilary Clinton is now using her as a political prop, exactly what she was surely hoping for.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

WORLD VISION "CHARITY" SERVED AS A HAMAS FUNDER

A large scandal's emerged as it turns out a so-called Christian charity named World Vision was donating the funds they got to Hamas:
A training base built by an Islamist terrorist group behind suicide bombings and mass shootings was allegedly funded by British aid.

The compound in the north of the Gaza Strip is operated by the military wing of Hamas.

It is fitted with sophisticated communications equipment for surveillance and is an entry point to secret tunnels used to smuggle weapons and launch attacks on Israel.

There are also buildings used to train gunmen with the Qassam Brigades, which claims to have 10,000 members in Gaza and has been behind rocket attacks on Israel, the kidnap of Israeli soldiers and a series of bloody attacks.

Israel says money from British taxpayers was funnelled to Hamas to build the base by a senior Palestinian official with World Vision, a major Christian charity that has been handed millions of pounds by the UK's Department for International Development (Dfid).

Shin Bet, Israel's intelligence agency, has arrested the official, Mohammad el Halabi, on charges of infiltrating World Vision and aiding terrorists. Israel believe he passed £33 million intended to relive poverty to Hamas to pay its salaries and train its troops.
But how do we know they had nothing to do with it? If World Vision's management is guilty, then they too should be avoided by all sane people. This is truly despicable, and the faux-charity will have to be held accountable no matter what.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

MACHETE WIELDING MUSLIM ATTACKS 2 POLICEWOMEN IN BELGIUM

Another machete attack took place, this time in a Belgian city:
Two female officers were attacked and wounded by a man wielding a machete and shouting “Allahu Akhbar” outside the main police station in the Belgian city of Charleroi on Saturday, police said.

The assailant was shot by a third officer and later died of his wounds, authorities said. The attacker’s identity and motive were not immediately known, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said, but added the “first indications” suggested it was an act of terrorism.

“Thoughts are with the victims, their relatives and police officers,” Michel posted on Twitter. The prime minister broke off his vacation in the south of France and was returning to Belgium for an emergency meeting of the government’s National Security Council on Sunday.

Michel told RTL television in an interview that he has also asked the independent OCAM agency to immediately assess whether there is an increased threat to Belgian internal security. Belgium has been on high alert in the wake of the March 22 suicide bombings claimed by the Islamic State extremist group that killed 32 people in Brussels.

Charleroi police spokesman David Quinaux said Saturday’s attacker carried the weapon in a sports bag, and pulled it out as he arrived at a security checkpoint outside police headquarters in the southern Belgian city just before 4 p.m.

One of the two police, both of whom were described as experienced law enforcement officers, received several deep slashing cuts to the face, Quinaux said. The other was slightly wounded.

Both officers are now “out of danger,” Charleroi police announced Saturday evening on Twitter.

A third officer at the scene shot the attacker, who died of his wounds at a hospital, officials said.
The jihadist should burn in hell for what he did. And I'm sure Michel knows perfectly well what the assailant's motive was: jihadism.

GUARANTEED NOT HALAL: RULE 5 SATURDAY

Here's a change of pace for Astute readers.

Cross-posted from American Power, "Saturday Rule 5":
I haven't done a roundup in a while, as always, because they take too dang long.

But here's a few celebrity shots and blog links, what the hell?
Keep reading.

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Cyber-Terrorists: WikiLeaks Trying to Hack Donald Trump's Tax Returns (VIDEO)

Cross-posted from American Power.

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Julian Assange confirms he's trying to hack Donald Trump's tax returns, on Bill Maher's show.

Watch, at CNN, "Wikileaks: We are working on hacking Trump's taxes: Julian Assange told Bill Maher in an interview that Wikileaks is working on hacking into Donald Trump's tax returns. The Republican nominee has refused to release the returns, despite multiple requests from reporters."

At the clip, Scottie Nell Hughes notes that they wouldn't be hacking into Trump's files, they'd be hacking into the IRS.

Assange is wanted in Sweden anyway, and would likely be extradited here. I think a lot of folks think WikiLeaks just broke onto the scene the last couple years. But Assange and his cyber-terrorists tried to demonize and discredit the U.S. back in 2010.

These are bad people. Don't kid yourself about them. They're genuinely evil.

Shame on Bill Maher for giving him a platform.

The Despicable Left's MSM Smear Campaign Won't Stop Trump (VIDEO)

Cross-posted from American Power.

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Heh, at the D.C. Whispers blog, "ALERT: Democrat & Republican Leaders to Declare Donald Trump “Mentally Incompetent” (UPDATES)."

Lolz.

Declare Trump "incompetent"; say he's about to "drop out"; and allege that the entire GOP establishment has abandoned him, and you can create an almost impenetrable Orwellian bubble of lies.

That's what the left does. It's all lies.

I will concede the polls are not going Trump's way, although I'm still leery of the sampling.

We'll see, of course.

In any case, you gotta love the Alex Jones folks for keeping the faith:



Democrat Registration Numbers Surge Behind the Orange Curtain

Cross-posted from American Power.

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The O.C.'s a polarized county.

If you get up into North Orange County, it's almost like Los Angeles and Long Beach. Totally diverse --- and leftist.

But in South Orange County --- Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, and Dana Point, for example --- I'm sure there's still large Republican majorities. But even there it's changing.

At the O.C. Register, "Democratic surge shrinks GOP lead":
A surge in Democratic voter registration has cut Republicans’ advantage in Orange County to less than 6 percentage points and has doubled the number of Democratic cities over the past year.

The Republican margin has been shrinking since 1990, when the GOP edge was 22 points. But in the past six months, the pace of change has been four times as fast as the 26-year average – due in part to the GOP’s controversial presidential nominee. That could hurt the local Republicans in November’s down-ticket races.

“Donald Trump has become our best marketing tool,” said Henry Vandermeir, chairman of the Democratic Party of Orange County. “He’s insulted pretty much every constituency in this county, which has helped drive Democratic registration and turnout to new highs.”

Vandermeir’s registration efforts have gotten a boost from other quarters. In addition to the county Democratic Party, at least four left-leaning groups – including MoveOn.org – have been registering voters in Orange County. County GOP Chairman Fred Whitaker said his party has gotten virtually no outside help.

Additionally, Sen. Bernie Sanders attracted young adults who might have otherwise not participated. And the competitive Democratic presidential primary in June boosted turnout, while the Republican contest was already decided....

Orange County was long touted as the nation’s most Republican county. The modern-era high point was 1990, when the GOP’s 56 percent share of the electorate translated to a 22-point advantage over Democrats. (In 1928, Republicans were at 73 percent.)

That edge has slowly dropped, to 17 percentage points in 2000 and to 11 points in 2010.

Republicans are now 39.7 percent of county voters, an all-time low. Democrats are at 34 percent, their highest since 1992. Voters with no party preference account for 22.6 percent, down from the all-time high of 23.6 percent last year.

That means Republicans’ 8-percentage point edge in February has shrunk to 5.7 points...
I grew up in Orange County. Shoot, I walked to school through the orange groves behind my postwar track housing neighborhood. It was great!

But keep reading (via Memeorandum).

If you click though, little noticed there is the surge in "no party preference" voters, at almost 23 percent (up from 10 percent in 1992). A lot of independents are extremely angry and frustrated and may well vote for Trump as the anti-establishment outsider. I think idiot Democrats ought not be counting their presidential chickens before they hatch.