October 29, 2018

Under-reported Stories Catch-up (102918)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 10:40 pm

Today’s installment will have to wait until tonight.

UPDATE: Didn’t get to this until very late Monday. Here goes.

Here’s today’s roundup of stories from earlier this month which haven’t gotten the attention they deserve, all of which should be considered relevant to voters’ decisions as to which candidates — and which party’s candidates — they should support at the polls during this election cycle:

Two weeks ago, Bloomberg News reported that “Special Counsel Robert Mueller is planning to present key findings from his investigation of President Donald Trump after November’s midterm elections.” It’s just a week before Election Day, and that prediction is on the verge of becoming true. Though there’s still time for a last-weekend “surprise,” but the gut instinct here is that in the era of early voting, he doesn’t have anything , or he would have released it by now.

Related: One indicator that Mueller has nothing substantial is that two weeks ago, “The co-founder of opposition research firm Fusion GPS Glenn Simpson,” who orchestrated the efforts which led to the infamous Steele dossier, “pleaded the Fifth Amendment … to House Republicans who were seeking his testimony on the role his company played in creating an investigation into Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.”

More corruption in a Democrat-dominated jurisdiction: Two weeks ago, “ the FBI raided government offices in San Juan, Puerto Rico, including offices under the direct control of of San Juan’s mayor, Carmen Yelin Cruz, looking for evidence to substantiate allegations of ‘corruption’ within San Juan’s city government. Cruz “appeared regularly on television during and after Hurricane Maria last year, blaming the Trump administration for failing to address the situation in Puerto Rico.”

One leaker who violated the law is about to get what she deserves: “Natalie Mayflower Sours Edwards, a senior adviser at the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), is accused of leaking information about private citizens’ bank transactions, called Suspicious Activity Reports. Edwards provided a reporter with data that was used in 12 articles, the Department of Justice alleges.”

Brazen lying, with little media exposure: Texas U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke “keeps talking about his ‘lifelong Republican mom.’” But “His mom voted in Democratic primaries in 15 of the last 17 primary elections, including Democratic party primaries in 2000, 2008, 2012, and 2016 that included presidential primaries.” But he’s still “a rock star in establishment press circles.

Surprise: :U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell 2.7 percent from 2016 levels, according to the EPA. Emissions on a per-capita basis hit a 67-year low last year …” So why are envirozealots and other global warming/climate change alaramists picking on us and not the rest of the world, whose emissions increased? Because it’s not about the climate, it’s about global wealth redistribution: “The world’s billionaires need to give up their money to save us.”

The left-dominated “entertainment” industry just won’t learn: “According to Nielsen, the premiere of “The Alec Baldwin Show” on ABC garnered just a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49, the demographic most coveted by advertisers. The Baldwin-hosted chatfest was the lowest-rated program in the demo of any broadcast network — including the CW.” 

Censorship watch: According to Facebook, pro-life posts and ads fit the definition of “hate speech.” It’s become quite obvious that the left-dominated Silicon Valley’s definition of “hate speech” has come to mean “any opinion or political position we don’t like.” Yet to them, Republicans, Donald Trump, and voters who support them are the fascists. Uh-huh. Facebook would be better off devoting more of its resources to shoring up its security instead of working so hard to suppress free speech and expression.

Other readers’ takes might be different, but this item at the Daily Signal about “How Much Red Tape Trump Has Cut” is not as impressive as I had hoped.

On the other hand, Trump has exceeded expectations by appointing “has set a new record with 29 confirmed picks” for judges on the federal appeals courts.

 

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  1. Crony Capitalist

    In Epic Tweet, President Trump Trolls Leftist Clean Energy Hedge Fund Billionaire Tom “Need To Impeach” Steyer – Exposing His True Motives

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/10/in-epic-tweet-president-trump-trolls-leftist-clean-energy-hedge-fund-billionaire-tom-need-to-impeach-steyer-exposing-his-true-motives/

    In a Legendary Tweet, President Trump Trolls Leftist Clean Energy Hedge Fund Billionaire Tom “Need To Impeach” Steyer Exposing His True Financial Motives

    It would seem that clean-energy hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer never misses an opportunity to repeat his mantra, “need to impeach,” particularly as it relates to the Democratic Party’s beset climate change agenda.

    Mr. Steyer’s “Need to Impeach” petition drive website states in it’s first sentence, “Donald Trump has admitted that his campaign has colluded with the Russians to get elected.” In actual fact, this statement is categorically false and fraudulent. President Trump has never admitted to any campaign collusion with the Russian Government. In fact he continually states the opposite claiming repeatedly that there was “no collusion” with the Russian Government and refers to the Mueller Investigation as a total “witch hunt”. As for the highly discredited, corrupt and conflicted Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, it has yet to deliver one iota of evidence of collusion between the Russian Government and the the the Trump 2016 Presidential Campaign. On the contrary, thus far the investigation has only uncovered evidence that points to the Hillary Clinton Campaign in partnership with the Obama White House, DOJ, FBI, the heads of certain US intelligence Agencies, and certain US Five Eyes Allies all colluded with Russian operatives to illegally influence the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election.

    In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper yesterday, Steyer accused House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of “a straight-up anti-semitic move” when asked to comment on a tweet sent by McCarthy on Tues, Oct. 22nd which stated, ” We cannot allow Soros, Steyer and Bloomberg to BUY this election. Get out and vote Republican on Nov. 6th #MAGA”. Then, in response, to the bomb package incident of which Steyer was one of the intended targets, he stated that President Trump uses “violent political rhetoric” and accused him of “routine systematic lawlessness”, which according to Steyer, should be a constitutional basis for President Trump’s removal from office. Mr. Steyer continued, “For instance, when the President looks at a UN report that promises unimaginable suffering to the American People and scoffs at it, that seems to me to be the most abject dereliction of duty in the history of the country, ” in what was a clear reference to the UN Climate Report released earlier this month. After all, Mr. Steyer has a vested interest in the resurrection of the Democratic Party’s climate change agenda, as he is a significant investor in a number of clean-tech energy companies that are dependent upon federal and state subsidies.

    In rapid response, President Trump called out Steyer on twitter, referring to him as “Wacky Tom Steyer” and as “a crazed & stumbling lunatic, who should be running out of money pretty soon.”

    It would seem that President Trump is implying that Steyer’s ensuing economic future is highly dependent upon the Democratic Party regaining power. President Trump’s tweet posits some intriguing questions. What does President Trump know about the economic realities behind Steyer and his clean energy holdings? What political outcome are his economic interests solely dependent upon?

    Given Mr. Steyer’s obsessive behavior along with his ardent ideological desire to overturn the will of the American People, it would appear that his economic future depends to a great extent upon the full reinstatement of the Democrat’s crony, clean-tech gravy train, which, in turn, is solely dependent on federal and state subsidies, legislation that forces renewable energy quotas, and a carbon taxation structure taht will inevitably be bore by American Citizens.

    The ultra leftist billionaire is certainly putting his personal wealth were his mouth is. The question is why? He has poured $120m at least into the 2018 Midlterm Election campaigns of numerous Democrats, including that of Kristen Sinema, running for Senate in Arizona, and Andrew Gillum the Democratic Candidate in Florida’s hotly contested gubernatorial race. Through his political action organization, NextGen America, Steyer has invested vast sums of personal capital to drive clean energy initiatives in Arizona, Nevada and Michigan. These statewide renewable energy initiatives’ primary goal is to force renewable energy quotas of 40% unto the residents of Arizona, Nevada and Michigan. If successful, this would conveniently open the door for Steyer to insert his renewable energy portfolio companies into those state quota structures, which will literally force the citizens and business in those states to purchase 40% of their energy at significantly increased prices.

    According to non-profit watchdog group Energy & Environment Legal Institute’s 2016 report titled, Buying the Democrat Party Lock Stock and Barrel, Mr. Steyer is “seeking to protect his solar energy investments by spending tens of millions of dollars on key 2016 races, buying a plank in the 2016 Democrat platform, and trying to silence debate from those who challenge his view on ‘climate change’ by using select attorneys general to prosecute dissenters.”

    Comment by dscott — October 29, 2018 @ 5:10 pm

  2. And there’s this:

    https://americanevangelicals.com

    As leaked documents confirm, and as Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners eventually admitted, wealthy, anti-Christian foundations, following the lead of billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundation, fund and “rent”* curious “evangelical” and “Catholic” “mascots” serving as deceptive validators for their causes. The consequent realities include injury to countless people, the Church, the family, nation and the global Church including many martyrs.

    Comment by Tom — October 30, 2018 @ 3:25 am

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