Got some pretty good Commentary and Opinion for your consideration today. Scroll down for all the News and Headlines.
In The News:
“A new bill being considered by the California State Senate would punish people who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns” in a public health, retirement or housing institution.” More here.> California Bill: 1 Year in Jail for Using Wrong Transgender Pronoun
WASHINGTON (AP) — “U.S. officials say the State Department has suffered a worldwide email outage affecting its entire unclassified system.
The officials said the outage began early Friday morning and that technicians were working to restore email as soon as possible. The officials said the outage was not caused by “any external action or interference.” More here.> OFFICIALS: STATE DEPT SUFFERS WORLDWIDE EMAIL OUTAGE
“A presentation in Bonner County on Wednesday ended earlier than planned because local opponents of refugee resettlement dominated the near capacity audience.
I suspect the citizens of Sandpoint and the surrounding rural region of Idaho had heard enough about refugee turmoil over 600 miles south in Twin Falls and didn’t see a need to bring the same trouble to their neighborhoods.” More here.> Northern Idaho: Don’t bring refugees here!
(Note only two other sites claiming “knifeman screaming “Allahu…” at time of post)
“After North Korea and the United States traded bellicose threats of nuclear conflagration, all eyes will be on an annual war game in the South next week that could send tensions spiralling back upwards, analysts say.” More here.> Joint exercises could send Korea tensions soaring again
“Co-host of ‘The Five’ and former White House press security weighs in on the dismissal of President Trump’s chief strategist.” Video here.> Dana Perino: Bannon had become a distraction
Check This Out:
“The CEO of DeLorean Aerospace says his new flying car isn’t just for the rich; it’s going to make flying cars mainstream. Here’s hoping.
As Paul DeLorean told Digital Trends, DeLorean Aerospace’s DR-7 isn’t technically a car — because it can’t drive on roads — but it doesn’t exactly look like a plane, either. Instead, the two-passenger electric vehicle sports a carbon composite, monocoque structure body, similar to that of an F1 racer. It’s designed to be flown with minimal operator training, courtesy of an autonomous flight control system that can also be used in manual mode for the “performance flying enthusiast.” More here.> CREATOR OF NEW DELOREAN FLYING CAR SAYS IT’S NOT JUST FOR RICH PEOPLE
Commentary / Opinion:
“Fighting Nazis is a good thing, but fighting Nazis doesn’t necessarily make you or your cause good. By my lights this is simply an obvious fact.
The greatest Nazi-killer of the 20th century was Josef Stalin. He also killed millions of his own people and terrorized, oppressed, enslaved or brutalized tens of millions more.
Nazism was evil. Soviet Communism was evil. It’s fine to believe that Nazism was more evil than Communism. That doesn’t make Communism good.
This history is relevant today because of the depressingly idiotic argument about whether it’s OK to equate “antifa” — left-wing radicals — with the neo-Nazi and white supremacist rabble that recently descended on Charlottesville, Va. The president claims there were “very fine people” on both sides of the protest and that the “anti-fascist” radicals are equally blameworthy. He borrowed from Fox News’ Sean Hannity the bogus term “alt-left” to describe the antifa radicals.
The term is bogus because, unlike the alt-right, nobody calls themselves “the alt-left.” That’s too bad. One of the only nice things about the alt-right is that its leaders are honest about the fact that they want nothing to do with traditional American conservatism. Like the original Nazis, they seek to replace the traditional right with their racial hogwash.
The antifa crowd has a very similar agenda with regard to American liberalism. These goons and thugs oppose free speech, celebrate violence, despise dissent and have little use for anything else in the American political tradition. But many liberals, particularly in the media, are victims of the same kind of confusion that vexed so much of American liberalism in the 20th century. Because antifa suddenly has the (alt-)right enemies, they must be the good guys.
They’re not. And that’s why this debate is so toxically stupid. Fine, antifa isn’t as bad as the KKK. Who cares? Since when is being less bad than the Klan a major moral accomplishment?
Yet confusion on this point poisoned politics in America and abroad for generations.” More here.> Fighting Nazis doesn’t make ‘antifa’ the good guys
“In both the 1934 original and 1971 remake, the movie “Death Takes a Holiday” means that there was-at least for the runtime of the movie-no more death while death, himself, was exploring humanity’s desire to cling to life. In the year 2017 AD, or the relatively new Politically Correct CE…Common Era, Truth has taken a holiday from all too many of the humans in America and has been replaced with both lies and misdirection. White people are apologizing for being white, whilst non-whites continue to berate them for being white and having some bizarre malady known as “white privilege.” If you believe that they US Constitution is one of the finest documents ever written, you are called racist, homophobic, Islamophobic (add your own disparaging words) etc. If your opinion is that the USA should-ultimately-be governed by the majority political party that won the election, and the victorious group happens to be conservative the winners are racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, racist (that’s correct as you’re at least two-times a racist for having the audacity to win) and a toothless, grade-school dropout and incessantly drooling Troglodyte. Again-remember-the truth is no longer permitted if it contradicts the ideology of the Luciferian Left…which it almost always does. And these are just the beginnings of your myriad and mortal sins. This will be a brief exploration into the bizarre and chilling developments that have recently begun to be thrust upon our nation, our President and we-the-people with the express purpose of effecting a Leftist coup and takeover-by force if and when necessary-of the United States of America.” More here.> Truth Takes a Holiday