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  1. Richard: If the Dems win they are going full police state in their attacks on Trump and his people.

    Scoop: Republicans secretly study their coming hell

    Congressional Republicans are getting ready for hell. Axios has obtained a spreadsheet that’s circulated through Republican circles on and off Capitol Hill — including at least one leadership office — that meticulously previews the investigations Democrats will likely launch if they flip the House.

    Why this matters: Publicly, House Republicans are putting on a brave face about the midterms. But privately, they are scrambling to prepare for the worst. This document, which catalogs requests Democrats have already made, is part of that effort.

    It has churned Republican stomachs. Here are some of the probes it predicts:

    https://www.axios.com/2018-midterm-elections-republicans-preparation-investigations-180abf7b-0de8-4670-ae8a-2e6da123c584.html

  2. Endangered Dem’s Husband Has Millions in Notorious Tax Haven

    Sen. Tina Smith’s Husband Has $1 Million in Bermuda Hedge Fund
    Minnesota Democrat running to hold Al Franken’s former seat
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    BY: Brent Scher
    August 27, 2018 5:00 am

    Missouri’s Claire McCaskill isn’t the only Democratic senator up for reelection with money invested in a notorious offshore tax haven.

    Financial disclosure forms for Minnesota senator Tina Smith, a still little-known lawmaker who inherited her seat last December after Al Franken resigned, reveal an investment valued at between $500,000 and $1 million in a hedge fund based on the island territory of Bermuda, one of the world’s most notorious tax havens.

    The offshore asset is held by her husband, Archie Smith, an independent investor who had a prolific investment career working for various funds—he was once named the Wall Street Journal’s stock picker of the year. Smith’s financial disclosure reveals a vast investment portfolio valued at up to $12 million, mostly consisting of assets owned by her husband.

    https://freebeacon.com/politics/sen-tina-smiths-husband-1-million-bermuda-hedge-fund/

  3. David Horowitz Wins Credit Card Donation Showdown, Credits Breitbart, Drudge (breitbart, Aug 27, 2018)
    https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2018/08/25/david-horowitz-wins-credit-card-donation-showdown-credits-breitbart-drudge/

    “The David Horowitz Freedom Center has had its ability to accept credit card donations restored after the initial decision to financially blacklist the organization was made by payment processor Worldpay allegedly at the request of Mastercard. Horowitz credits Breitbart News and the Drudge Report for bringing attention to the story on Friday…”

  4. Transgender Greens Candidate Quits Party Race After Father Jailed for Child Rape (breitbart, Aug 27, 2018)
    https://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/08/27/transgender-green-party-candidate-quit-leadership-race-father-jailed-child-rape/

    “A rising transgender star in the Green Party has withdrawn from the deputy leadership race after her father, who had twice previously acted as her election agent, was jailed for the rape and torture of a 10-year-old girl in the attic of the family home.

    Green Party candidate Aimee Challenor, 20, withdrew from the race on Sunday after her father David Challenor, 50, was sentenced to 22 years in jail last week for the false imprisonment and rape of a child, reports The Guardian…”

  5. Erdogan Says His Critics Want to Eliminate Muslims and the Middle East (breitbart, Aug 27, 2018)
    https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2018/08/27/erdogan-says-critics-eliminate-muslims-middle-east/

    “Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an told an audience at a speech commemorating the defeat of the Byzantine empire on Sunday that, for those who take issue with him, “the issue is Islam,” and that Turkey under his leadership has a responsibility to protect Islam from Western influences”

  6. Silent Sam Destroyers Identified As The Antifa Leaders From Charlottesville

    CHAPEL HILL — The Antifa leaders who tore down the Silent Sam Confederate statue on August 20 on the University of North Carolina campus were also integrally involved in Antifa activities at the fatal “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017.

    Big League Politics has exclusively obtained information on the suspects. This information is currently in the possession of Chapel Hill police officers. The evidence below exposes a close-knit sect of left-wing agitators mostly based in Durham, North Carolina. Their network operates in part out of the Elevate MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) gym in Durham, where the conspirators practice combat techniques, and is linked to high-profile activists including Chelsea Manning.

    UNC cultural anthropology professor Dwayne Dixon is under police investigation for assaulting me at the August 20 rally in an incident that I captured on video. Dixon has not been fired by the university, but his network of criminal collaborators is

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/silent-sam-destroyers-identified-as-the-antifa-leaders-from-charlottesville/

  7. PBS Host Lindsay Ellis: ‘I Get Really Excited About White Genocide’

    A Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) host has a long history of anti-white racism and calling for the genocide of white people, evidenced by multiple Tweets sent from her personal account.

    “We anti-whites are coming for you,” Lindsay Ellis Tweeted in 2017. “We know where you live.”

    She then replied to her own tweet, saying that she gets “really excited about white genocide.”

    “It’s going to be the best genocide ever,” according to Ellis. “I made a pinterest board for it.”

  8. US Aid, Palestinian Wakaha

    by Bassam Tawil
    August 27, 2018 at 5:00 am

    https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12918/us-aid-palestinians

    The question of Palestinian responsiveness is once again on display as Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas and his senior officials in Ramallah step up their verbal attacks on the US administration after its decision to cut $200 million in American financial aid to the Palestinians.

    Abbas and the PA leadership are again behaving like spoiled, angry children whose candy has been taken away from them, hurling abuse at the Trump administration. Recall that earlier this year, Abbas called US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman a “son of a dog.”

  9. The Lesson of the 1968 Soviet Invasion of Czechoslovakia: Never Surrender

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The 50th anniversary of the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia is upon us. Before the invasion, Czech leader Alexander Dubcek received suggestions on how to respond to the Soviet threat. The best advice – though Dubcek did not heed it – came from a dissident Ukrainian general who had fought in Czechoslovakia during WWII.

    In 1940, Britain had 300,000 men trapped in Dunkirk. The US was not yet in the war, and Hitler, then occupying much of Europe, was about to attack Britain. No one believed Britain could survive such an attack. Winston Churchill took a ride on the London Underground and asked the British passengers what he should do. They told him, “Never surrender.”

    In July 1968, Petro Grigorenko, a seasoned general who had fought in Czechoslovakia during WWII, delivered a letter to the Czech Embassy in Moscow. In that letter he gave Alexander Dubcek the same message ordinary Brits gave Churchill: Never surrender.

    https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/lesson-1968-soviet-invasion-czechoslovakia-never-surrender/

  10. Germany to Shield 9/11 Plotter from CIA Amid Repatriation to Morocco – Report (sputniknews, Aug 27, 2018)
    https://sputniknews.com/military/201808271067513592-germany-terror-convict-9-11-cia/

    “Former Al-Qaeda member Mounir al-Motassadeq, convicted of preparing the 2001 terrorist attacks, is to be released after 15 years in a German prison and sent home to Morocco. According to German media he will be taken there on board of a chartered plane in a special operation, as local security services fear that US intelligence may intercept him.

    Forty-four-year-old Mounir el-Motassadeq, imprisoned in Germany for taking part in organizing terror attacks on the US on September 11, 2001, is to be secretly deported to his homeland of Morocco after October 15, the Bild news outlet reported.

    The exact date of the release is being kept secret, however. According to the newspaper, citing German authorities, he will be transported across the Mediterranean on a chartered flight. The tabloid claims that all these precautions are being taken to prevent the US Central Intelligence Agency from intercepting the man, who was the only one imprisoned for the terrorist attack, which left nearly 3,000 people dead, to interrogate him.

    El-Motassadeq, who studied in Hamburg in 2001, was a member of the local Al-Qaeda* cell, which prepared one of the pilots, who perpetrated the attacks and was dubbed its “minister of finance.” In 2004 he was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

    Earlier, information emerged that the plotter was to be released earlier than expected and repatriated to Morocco. He will also not be allowed to re-enter Germany until April 3, 2064.”

  11. Tunisia’s Ennahda rejects proposal to enshrine secular inheritance into law (mee, Aug 27, 2018)
    https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/tunisia-s-ennahda-movement-rejects-proposal-enshrine-secular-inheritance-laws-1072583561

    “The Ennahda political party has rejected a proposal by Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi backing inheritance equality between men and women for contradicting existing Islamic laws.

    On Sunday, the Ennahda movement – which identifies itself as a Muslim democratic party and has 68 MPs in the 217-member assembly – announced it rejected the initiative and would vote against any bill that proposed the imposition of secular laws in this regard.

    The chairman of Ennahda’s shura council, Abdel Karim al-Harouni, said his party would “oppose any law that goes against the Quran and the constitution”.

    Tunisia is a “civil state for Muslim people, committed to the constitution and the teachings of Islam”, he said following a party conference on Sunday.

    He added that Ennahda would defend the rights of women with regards to inheritance, but “within the bills and laws that respect the identity of the country”.

    The statement also stressed that Ennahda would continue to seek consensus with its partner in government, the liberal Nidaa Tounes party.

    Tunisia has been ruled by an elected secular-Islamist alliance since the 2011 revolution that toppled long-time ruler Zine el Abidine Ben Ali. It has been hailed for approving a progressive constitution and for having the highest female parliamentary representation in the region – nearly 35 percent of seats…”

    • [T]he Ennahda movement – which identifies itself as a Muslim democratic party…
      Yeah, like I identify as a dolphin.
      It’s the MB, calls itself the “Renaissance Party”.

  12. Sexual harassment can’t be justified, prohibited in Islam: Egypt’s Al-Azhar (ahram, Aug 27, 2018)
    http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/310375/Egypt/Politics-/Sexual-harassment-cant-be-justified,-prohibited-in.aspx

    “Egypt’s Al Azhar Institution said on Monday that sexual harassment was prohibited in Islam and can’t be justified under any circumstance.

    “Al-Azhar stresses that sexual harassment, whether a sign, verbal or physical, is a prohibited and perverted action,” Egypt’s biggest Islamic religious institution said.

    Al-Azhar added that it followed recent incidents of sexual harassment in the media and social media, condemning how some may blame the clothes of female sexual harassment victims.

    “Criminalizing sexual harassment should be absolute with no condition that justifies sexual harassment in regards to the actions or clothing choices of girls, which represents a misunderstanding of the nature of harassment as an attack on a woman’s privacy, freedom, and dignity” the statement read.

    Using examples from the Holy Quran and Prophet Mohamed (peace be upon Him) about how women should feel safe whether in their life or travel in Islam, Al-Azhar attempted to raise social awareness of how harmful sexual harassment is.

    Al-Azhar also called on media to avoid publishing any material that promotes or encourages sexual harassment.

    The statement comes following a series of sexual harassment incidents recently in Egyptian society where some claimed the women and their attire were the reason behind sexual harassment.”

  13. Czech PM calls for no illegal migrants in Europe ahead of visit to Italy (thelocal, Aug 27, 2018)
    https://www.thelocal.it/20180827/czech-pm-calls-for-no-illegal-migrants-in-europe-ahead-of-visit-to-italy

    “Billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Monday August 27th that a comprehensive action plan is necessary to stop illegal migration, which he will address on a visit to Italy and Malta this week.

    “If Italy and Malta won’t welcome (the migrants), then Spain will. And so we’re sending the message to migrants that it’s possible to come to Europe, from Morocco via Spain,” Babis wrote in an opinion piece in the Czech broadsheet daily DNES.

    “This has to stop. Otherwise we’ll never stop the migrant influx,” added the businessman and head of the populist ANO movement. “I plan to discuss this with EU leaders and take part in implementing a comprehensive action plan.”

    The Czech premier’s visit to Italy and Malta will coincide with that of Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban, who maintains the same hard line on illegal migration.

    “I want to discuss the issue with my partners in Italy and Malta and of course also with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who recently negotiated with Spain,” Babis said.

    “We need to begin cooperating in a serious way to find a solution because we needlessly lost three years to an inane debate on migrant quotas.”

    Migration is a hot political issue in the Czech Republic, an EU and NATO member of 10.6 million people where just a handful of refugees have settled since the migrant crisis of 2015. Babis reiterated Monday that the Czech Republic would welcome “no illegal migrants”.

    “It’s a key move, a symbol and a message to migrants and migrant smugglers that it’s pointless to take a boat destined for Europe,” Babis said.

    Last month Babis said Italy’s request that EU peers take some of 450 migrants stranded at sea was “a road to hell”.”

  14. Police at loss for explanation after Copenhagen car fires (thelocal, Aug 27, 2018)
    https://www.thelocal.dk/20180827/police-at-loss-for-explanation-after-copenhagen-car-fires

    “Cars were set on fire in several parts of Copenhagen late on Saturday and during the early hours of Sunday.

    Police received reports of car fires in the Nørrebro, Nordvest and Hellerup areas of the capital, Copenhagen Police duty officer Henrik Svejstrup confirmed.

    The first report, of a car fire on the Udbygade street in Nørrebro, was received at 11:30pm on Saturday. A second fire on nearby Sjællandsgade was reported shortly afterwards.

    Next, a car was reported on fire at Peter Rørdamsvej in Nordvest, near the famous Grundtvig’s Church.

    Two such fires in upmarket Hellerup close to Emdrupvej also occurred.

    The last fire was reported at 12:26am.

    “The whole thing happened within an hour,” Svejstrup said early on Sunday.

    “We are currently trying to understand the situation. It appears that, once we reach one location, a fire starts at the next,” he said.

    Police did not confirm the extent of damage to the vehicles.

    “It depends how quickly fire services were able to reach the scene,” Svejstrup said.

    Although five car fires in one night is an unusually high number, several similar incidents have occurred recently, including between August 3rd-5th. Neighbouring Sweden has seen a spate of such attacks, causing damage to dozens of cars in different regions.

    “This is a strange type of crime. Nobody gains anything from it,” Svejstrup said.”

  15. Top Islamic State group official killed in Mali, says France (france24, Aug 27, 2018)
    https://www.france24.com/en/20180827-islamic-state-group-official-killed-mali-france-operation-barkhane

    “France said on Monday it had killed a top official from Islamic State’s affiliate in West Africa in an operation in Mali that also killed another member of the group and two civilians.

    The defence ministry, in a statement, named him as Mohamed Ag Almouner and said he was one of the top officials of the Islamic State (IS) group in the Greater Sahara (ISGS). It did not name the second member of the group who was killed.

    The ministry said two civilians – a woman and a teenager – were killed in the operation which was carried out on Sunday.

    Two other civilians and a member of the IS group’s affiliate group were also injured, the statement said.

    The statement expressed regret at the civilian deaths and said an investigation was under way to determine how they got caught up in the attack.

    Sunday’s operation involved two Mirage 2000 aircraft, followed up by ground forces.

    France has deployed around 4,000 French troops in the West Africa’s Sahel region as part of Operation Barkhane aimed at combating Islamist militants in the region.

    ISGS, based on Mali’s border with Burkina Faso, is just one of several jihadist groups who are active in the area.

    It is led by Adnan Abu Walid Sahrawi, who was formerly a member of the al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) group.”

  16. Tucker Carlson – Steyn: Trump ‘annulment’ reflects left’s denial

    Author and political commentator on the leftist and former Clinton official Robert Reich’s idea to ‘annul’ the Trump presidency.

    • The Clinton administration was all leftist but they have convinced a lot of people they were moderate, their not.

      Yes the left is trying to erase all conservatives from history, look at how they are destroying statues and renaming schools to ensure that no dead White Man is honored for anything.

  17. Someone Threatened NRA’s Dana Loesch’s Children with Murder and Apparently Twitter Thought it Was Fine

    Twitter and other social media platforms made headlines recently when they took a bold stance against InfoWars’ Alex Jones, suspending (or in some cases blocking) him due to violations against their rules against hate speech; what apparently didn’t violate Twitter’s rules is a death threat against the children of National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch. Sunday night, Loesch tweeted two screenshots: one, of a message from earlier that evening directed at her and her family, and the other of a response from Twitter after the message was reported. Loesch claimed that there’s a double standard for conservatives.

    As per the first screenshot, the message dated August 26 and 6:32 p.m. said, “The only way these people learn is if it affects them directly. So if Dana Loesch has to have her children murdered before she’ll understand, I guess that’s what needs to happen.”

    https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/someone-threatened-nras-dana-loeschs-children-with-murder-and-apparently-twitter-thought-it-was-fine/

  18. Iran claims it controls Strait of Hormuz, prompting Pompeo denial

    A major shipping route located between Oman and Iran where nearly one-third of the world’s sea-traded oil passes through daily may become a new flashpoint after a top Iranian Navy general said Monday that the country has taken full control of the Strait of Hormuz.

    The head of the navy of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, Gen. Alireza Tangsiri, said that Iran had full control of both the Persian Gulf itself and the Strait of Hormuz that leads into it, Reuters reported.

    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/27/irans-strait-hormuz-control-stokes-tensions-could-prompt-us-response.html?utm_source=TPJ+Subscribers+List&utm_campaign=7c45dfa029-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_08_27_03_45&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c7a9845fb7-7c45dfa029-183860769

  19. Juanita Broaddrick Blasts ‘sorry scumbag’ Geraldo Rivera: ‘Your name makes me throw up in my mouth’

    August 27, 2018 By Kristie McDonald

    Though most adults know the difference between an affair and sexual assault, Fox News liberal commentator Geraldo Rivera apparently does not. And according to Juanita Broaddrick, the woman whom former President Bill Clinton is accused of raping in 1978, this ignorance is inexcusable.

    “You are a sorry scumbag @GeraldoRivera,” she wrote in a caustic tweet Friday afternoon after Rivera posted a tweet that conflated Clinton’s lengthy history of sexual abuse with mere affairs. “How dare you refer to my Horrific Rape by Bill Clinton as an affair.”

    “Hearing your name makes me ‘Throw up in my mouth’. REMEMBER?? THAT’S WHAT YOU SAID WHEN MY NAME WAS BROUGHT UP IN 2016 on Fox News,” she added.

    http://www.libertybugle.com/juanita-broaddrick-blasts-sorry-scumbag-geraldo-rivera-your-name-makes-me-throw-up-in-my-mouth/

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