Month: September 2017

O’Reilly Back on Fox News — Vows to Fight Back Against ‘Big Money,’ ‘Totalitarians’ at Media Matters

Tuesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Bill O’Reilly vowed he would take on groups like left-wing storefront Media Matters, who he has been blamed for his departure at Fox News. O’Reilly credited host Sean Hannity for fighting back and described groups like Media Matters as “totalitarians” and called them “dangerous to the country.” Click here to read a partial transcript of that interview.

NASA and Russia reveal plan to build SPACE STATION orbiting the MOON

Moscow and Washington have agreed to build the station called Deep Space Gateway – finally bringing a long standing concept into reality. Russia’s space agency Roscosmos announced the ambitious project today in a speech at International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia. Following in the footsteps of the International Space Station, the moon ship would be open to astronauts and cosmonauts from around the world. Space bosses hope the Deep Space Gateway will allow mankind to stage space flights to Mars and elsewhere in the Solar System. It comes after US President Donald Trump announced in his debut speech on Capitol Hill he wanted astronauts to arrive on “distant worlds” within the next ten years. NASA and Roscosmos hope the space station’s first modules would be completed by 2026 – the 250th anniversary of the United States. “We have agreed to join the project to build a new international Deep Space Gateway station in the moon’s orbit,” Russian space chief Igor Komarov said. The space station could provide a staging point for the proposed Deep Space Transport vessel – which would ferry astronauts around the solar system. It is hoped technology developed for the Deep Space Gateway could be implemented into surface bases on the Moon and Mars. In a mission statement for the project, NASA said: “NASA is leading the next steps into deep space near the moon, where astronauts will build and begin testing the systems needed for challenging missions to deep space destinations including Mars. “The area of space near the moon offers a true deep space environment to gain experience for human missions that push farther into the solar system, access the lunar surface for robotic missions but with the ability to return to Earth if needed in days rather than weeks or months.” The space agency added: “The gateway and transport could potentially support mission after mission as a hub of activity in deep space near the moon, representing multiple countries and agencies with partners from both government and private industry. “NASA is open to new ideas of both a technical and programmatic nature suggestions as we develop, mature and implement this plan.” Speaking in March, Trump said, “American footprints on distant worlds are not too big a dream” and added all was possible if, “we set free the dreams of our people.”

Agreed!!

Record $135 billion a year for illegal immigration, average $8,075 each, $25,000 in NY

The swelling population of illegal immigrants and their kids is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, the highest ever, driven by free medical care, education and a huge law enforcement bill, according to the the most authoritative report on the issue yet. And despite claims from pro-illegal immigration advocates that the aliens pay significant off-setting taxes back to federal, state and local treasuries, the Federation for American Immigration Reform report tallied just $19 billion, making the final hit to taxpayers about $116 billion. State and local governments are getting ravaged by the costs, at over $88 billion. The federal government, by comparison, is getting off easy at $45 billion in costs for illegals. President Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and conservatives in Congress are moving aggressively to deal with illegals, especially those with long criminal records. But their effort is being fought by courts and some 300 so-called “sanctuary communities” that refuse to work with federal law enforcement. The added burden on taxpayers and the unfairness to those who have applied to come into the United States through legal channels is also driving the administration’s immigration crackdown. The report, titled “The Fiscal Burden Of Illegal Immigration on U.S. Taxpayers,” is the most comprehensive cost tally from FAIR. It said that the costs have jumped about $3 billion in four years and will continue to surge unless illegal immigration is stopped.

If only…  To read the rest, click on the text above.

As North Korea threatens electromagnetic pulse attack, questions over lapses in US grid security rise

For more than 15 years, security and intelligence officials — including former CIA Director James Woolsey — have been raising the alarm bells about the vulnerability of the U.S. power grid to an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. Only now as tensions with North Korea quickly escalate — with the rogue nation refusing to back down from its nuclear testing and threats of such an onslaught — is the matter really generating attention. But according to U.S. defense and security officials, while there are players purporting to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure given millions of American lives on the line, the reality is that no one really knows what will happen and what can be done. “We recognize that an EMP event would have extremely dire consequences for the entire country, but where the challenge comes is in attempting to quantify those impacts,” one high-ranking Department of Homeland Security official, who requested anonymity, told Fox News. “This is not something we have had a lot of real world experience with.” Earlier this month, state news agencies in the Kim Jong Un-dictated country explicitly cautioned that it could hit the U.S. with an EMP offensive. A hydrogen bomb detonated at a high altitude would create an EMP that potentially could abolish prominent parts of the electrical grid. The higher the bomb’s detonation, the wider the scope of destruction. And given that high-altitude nuclear tests were prohibited as per a 1963 treaty, from the U.S. side, there is little scientific data to understand the devastation of a detonation on modern infrastructure. But the potential fallout from such an event is monstrous. In 2001, Congress enacted the since-disbanded Commission to Assess the Threat to the U.S. with regards to an EMP event, with commissioners testifying that up to 90 percent of Americans could die within a year of such an attack. All the functions communities rely upon — hospitals, water, waste, transport, telecommunications, air control, medical care — could potentially be decimated for not days or weeks, but months or years. “Our ability to know what would happen in the aftermath is highly uncertain. That being said, we are doing several things to deepen our understanding. There is a lot of information sharing,” noted the official. “We are looking at mitigation strategies and developing planning tools. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is involved too as there have been exercises and workshops related to catastrophic planning and EMP events. But DHS does not have authority to compel power operators to do anything, we do not have regulatory authority over grid operators.” The U.S. electrical grid, which is deemed one of the most vital pieces of infrastructure in the country and serves more than 300 million, does not have one singular oversight body responsible for its safeguarding — hence authorities have cautioned that the magnitude of threat has fallen between the cracks. “The military doesn’t think it is their job to make the grid resilient, even though 99 percent of their missions in continental United States rely on the civilian grid. The utilities don’t think it is their job because it is a national security problem. Besides, they don’t want to come up with the money, face more regulatory burdens or fool with making over parts of the grid with uncertain technical consequences,” lamented Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy President…

Absolutely terrifying!  We need to pushing our federally elected officials to address this unacceptable vulnerability in our nation’s power grid.  Call or email your member of Congress and both U.S. Senators and ask them what they’re doing at the legislative level to address this.  To read the rest of this shocking article, click on the text above.

Justice Department fights restrictions on freedom of thought and speech at public colleges

The Trump administration thrust itself into the midst of the battle over free speech on college campuses Tuesday, siding with activists in a case challenging a Georgia school’s strict limits on where and how students can express themselves. Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned that freedom of thought and speech are “under attack” on college campuses, and he called on university officials to “boldly and unequivocally” defend free expression rather than stifle it. “The American university was once the center of academic freedom — a place of robust debate, a forum for the competition of ideas,” Mr. Sessions said as he spoke to students at Georgetown Law School in Washington. “But it is transforming into an echo chamber of political correctness and homogenous thought, a shelter for fragile egos.” While the attorney general said the problems concern all sides of the political spectrum, the case in which the Justice Department sought to intervene involved a Christian student who challenged Georgia Gwinnett College’s “free speech zone” policy. Chike Uzuegbunam said the school violated his First Amendment rights when officials told him he could not distribute flyers about his Christian faith unless he did so in one of the school’s two “free speech expression areas,” and even then he would be required to get advance approval. The Justice Department filed a statement of interest in the case, which allows government attorneys to weigh in on legal matters presented without being party to the lawsuit. The department said the college’s speech policies “were not content-neutral, established an impermissible heckler’s veto, and were not narrowly tailored to achieve a compelling government interest.”

Poll: 58 Percent Say Professional Athletes Should Be Required to Stand During National Anthem

A new Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that Americans overwhelmingly support requiring professional athletes to stand during the National Anthem. Fifty-eight percent say that athletes “should be required to stand” during the National Anthem. Thirty-three percent disagreed, and nine percent of respondents said they didn’t know. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump proposed that the NFL set a rule forbidding athletes to kneel during the National Anthem. Despite their support for the National Anthem, a majority of respondents supported allowing athletes to express political views at sporting events. Forty-nine percent supported it, while only 33 percent disagreed. (Seven percent didn’t know.) The numbers show, however, that a majority of Americans opposed ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest during the National Anthem. Fifty-one percent opposed Kaepernick’s protest, while only 40 percent supported it. (Nine percent said they didn’t know.) The NFL is also getting poor marks for their handling of the issue. Forty-three percent of Americans polled in the survey said that they disapproved of the NFL’s handling of the issue while only 36 percent approved.

And these are polling numbers after folks have been subjected to non-stop support of these kneeling tools by the dominantly liberal mainstream media, and condemnation of Trump.  Here at The Daily Buzz we support President Trump’s call (NOT order or directive) to the NFL to require players to stand respectfully during the playing of the National Anthem.  It’s way past time that someone in a position of influence called out those loser players for their nauseating disrespect.  That’s what our President did, and we applaud it..and agree with the majority here who were polled.

Appeals court revives Texas anti-sanctuary city law

A federal appeals court revived Texas’s anti-sanctuary city law Monday, allowing key parts to take effect — including a prohibition on cities and states trying to thwart cooperation with deportation officers. Police and sheriff’s departments also are required to comply with detainer requests when the federal government asks that illegal immigrants be held for pickup, under the 3-0 ruling by a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision overturns an injunction by a district court judge — though the appeals court said the big arguments remain to be heard later. Still, the decision is a watershed moment, marking the highest court to allow states to force their localities to comply with detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The court said the anti-sanctuary law, known as SB4, was drawn inartfully, and the judges did uphold some of the injunction and also struck out some words, but said overall the law does not appear to tread on the federal government’s immigration powers. “Enforcing immigration law helps prevent dangerous criminals from being released into Texas communities,” said Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, whose office defended Texas’s law.

Excellent decision by this panel of the 5th Circuit!  Outstanding!!  This is a HUGE victory for the rule of law!

President Trump Slams Commish Goodell for ‘Justifying’ the NFL’s ‘Disrespect’ for Our Country

President Donald Trump sharply criticized National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell for “justifying” the “disrespect” that NFL players show to the United States as a result of the now ubiquitous protests held during the playing of the national anthem. On Saturday evening, Trump sent out a tweet urging the commissioner to “tell them to stand!” “Roger Goodell of NFL just put out a statement trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country,” Trump tweeted on September 23. “Tell them to stand!” he added. Trump’s early evening tweet came several hours after a statement by the NFL chief who called the president “divisive” and said he failed to “understand the overwhelming force for good” the NFL offers the country. The NFL commish also touted his league as fostering “unity” despite the disunity that the protests he has allowed has caused the nation. On Saturday morning, Goodell said, “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture. There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last month. Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities.” Goodell’s statement came the morning after Trump’s broadside against the NFL delivered during a Friday evening rally in Huntsville, Alabama, for Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange. During the September 22 rally, Trump called players who protest during the playing of the national anthem “sons of b**ches” and said he hoped NFL owners would “fire” them.

Democrat Warren confronted over her ‘One Percent’ status

A Boston radio host called out U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren this week for criticizing America’s “One Percent,” noting that her net worth ranks her among the class she consistently attacks. “How can you rail against the One Percent, when in a sense you are and live like the One Percent?,” Jeff Kuhner asked Warren on Monday in the hallway of the WRKO’s studio, referring to the class of America’s wealthiest people. The Massachusetts Democrat responded with a brief history of her modest childhood, growing up with little money and how the opportunities in America allowed her to build her career. “I had opportunities because America invested in kids like me,” Warren said, adding that those same opportunities are often no longer available to many people born in circumstances similar to hers as a youth. But Kuhner continued to press the senator, accusing her of hypocrisy for her political rhetoric against the One Percent. “You’re part of the One Percent and you rail against the One Percent, you don’t see the hypocrisy there?” Kuhner asked. Warren has made a lucrative career in consulting for insurance companies and big banks, the Daily Caller reported. Estimates of the senator’s net worth range from $3.7 million to $10 million, CNN reported.

Sen. Warren is a nauseating, self-righteous hypocrite.  Glad to see someone in the media calling her out like this.  It’s way overdue.

Sen. Cassidy fires back at Kimmel in health bill feud: ‘Jimmy doesn’t understand’

Sen. Bill Cassidy fired back Thursday at late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, as their feud over the health care bill the Louisiana Republican senator has co-authored extended into a third day. “Jimmy doesn’t understand,” Cassidy told “Fox & Friends.” The host of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” who delivered a memorable monologue in May when he revealed his newborn son’s heart condition, first took aim at Cassidy and his bill on Tuesday night. He said Cassidy “was not very honest” in an earlier appearance on his show. Kimmel said Cassidy coined the term, “the Jimmy Kimmel test,” which was summed up by Kimmel as: No family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they can’t afford it. They agreed the test would mean no lifetime caps, Kimmel said. Kimmel claimed, “This guy, Bill Cassidy, just lied to my face.” The host doubled down Wednesday night, again accusing the senator of breaking a vow to oppose plans that allow insurers to turn back people with pre-existing conditions. But Cassidy said Thursday that his legislation, which he and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., introduced, would “absolutely” be cheaper and better than ObamaCare. “Jimmy doesn’t understand, not because he’s a talk show host — because we’ve never spoken,” Cassidy said. “He’s only heard from those on the left who are doing their best to preserve ObamaCare. He’s not heard from me, because we’ve not spoken.” The senator has spoken to Kimmel; he appeared on Kimmel’s show back in May. Challenged on that point, Cassidy acknowledged he was on the show but seemed to say that he and the host have not spoken specifically about his latest bill, which he said would give millions to the states to help low-income families get access to insurance and care for pre-existing conditions. Amid the feud, the White House is trying to rally support for the legislation in hopes of a possible Senate vote next week. “This may well be our last best chance” to pursue health care reform based on “individual choice” and “state-based innovation,” Vice President Pence told “Fox & Friends” on Thursday. He added, “We have to recognize that ObamaCare has failed.” At its core, the bill would put ObamaCare’s financing for subsidized private health insurance and Medicaid expansion into a giant pot and redistribute it among states according to new formulas. States could obtain federal waivers allowing them to modify insurance market safeguards for consumers. This means states could set their own coverage requirements. The bill also would allow insurers to boost prices on people with serious medical conditions, end former President Barack Obama’s mandates that most Americans buy insurance and that companies offer coverage to workers, and cut and reshape Medicaid. The bill’s full impacts are difficult to predict because the Congressional Budget Office has not had time to assess it.

There ya’ go..  That’s the 2-dimensional analysis of the situation from the very liberal Associated Press (AP), a major player within the dominantly liberal mainstream media.  We’ve since learned that Jimmy, who isn’t exactly the brightest bulb on the Christmas tree, has been getting his monologue talking points from none other than Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).  Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) is also an M.D.  That’s right.  A Medical Doctor.  He also happens to be married to one.  Let’s be clear…  The Graham-Cassidy bill being sponsored by Sen. Cassidy and Sen. Graham (R-SC) is by no means the end all be all fix to the nightmare that is ObamaCare.  BUT..  It DOES fix a things, and yes, covers pre-existing conditions, etc.  And, it rightfully returns the control to the states in keeping with our wonderful 10th Amendment.  The question you have to consider is..  Would you rather listen to some canned talking points disguised as late not comedy (more like late-night rant) by some idiot like Jimmy Kimmel and use that as your guide for thinking through the complexities of the healthcare debate…OR…would you like to listen to professional opinion of a MEDICAL DOCTOR like Sen. Cassidy?  And just think..  There are a LOT of people who think that’s a difficult choice…