Christians United for Israel; MARCIN – Trump approved; NH Union Leader – OCare Melts; CODEVILLA – The real crime; HANSON – Hypocrisy; DELINGPOLE – Global simmer.
UK: MORA – ISIS assaults; BARNES – Insurgency; HALE – Poland lock ‘em out; GOLDBERG – Old arguments; McCARTHY – Islam in London.
COMEY – HUEY-BURNS – Congress prepares; CHOI – DC bar parties; Drudge Links.
RECOMMENDED: MARK LEVIN, 6-06-17; JOANNE – CLIMATE CHANGE – call RYAN! ; Zero Hedge; Hannity on Health Care.
Christians United for Israel
“Today we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification! On this day in 1967, Israel liberated the heart of its ancient capital — and the holiest places in Judaism — against overwhelming odds.
“In June of 1967, Israel’s Arab neighbors amassed nearly half a million troops and prepared to invade Israel. They publicly announced their intention to wipe Israel off the map. Israel’s leaders prepared for the worst. But they also took decisive action to thwart the designs of their enemies. And Israel quickly prevailed.
“On the third day of war — June 7th — Israel liberated the Old City of Jerusalem.
“On that day exactly fifty years ago Israeli paratroopers wept as they prayed at the Western Wall. Finally, the biblical promise that the Jewish people would return to their ancient capital had been fulfilled. For the last 50 years, people of all faiths have been free to worship at their holy sites under Israeli protection.”
Tim Marcin, Newsweek: “DONALD TRUMP’S APPROVAL RATING IS BETTER THAN BILL CLINTON’S AT THIS POINT IN HIS FIRST TERM”
“Different polling outfits put Trump at varying levels of approval, but the RealClearPolitics average had him at 39.8 percent Tuesday, while the weighted average from FiveThirtyEight had him at exactly 39 percent. Not great numbers, but still better than Clinton. On Day 138 of his presidency, just 37.8 percent of Americans approved of the job he was doing, according to FiveThirtyEight.
If you compare where each president stood at this point in the Gallup tracking poll, however, the two are deadlocked. . .”
New Hampshire Union Leader: “Death spiral: Obamacare melts down”
“If only someone had warned New Hampshire lawmakers that expanding Medicaid would lead to exploding health-care costs.
“Minuteman Health will seek an average 30 percent rate increase for plans offered through New Hampshire’s exchange under the Affordable Care Act. (That name gets more ridiculous every year.)
“The ‘good news’ is that customers who purchase ACA exchange plans through the state’s expanded Medicaid program won’t see any increase, since they aren’t paying for the insurance in the first place. Those costs will be passed onto federal taxpayers, and increasingly to the New Hampshire budget. Who could have seen this coming?
“Medicaid expansion was supposed to reduce emergency room visits. But Medicaid expansion clients are more likely than other exchange customers to unnecessarily use emergency rooms or call an ambulance.
“Customers who aren’t poor enough to receive subsidies will get hit with higher premiums, unless the rate hikes prompt them to drop the insurance. And if more young, healthy people drop, rates for older, sicker customers will rise faster.
“Obamacare is a disaster. . .”
Angelo Codevilla, American Greatness: “Punishing the Real Russia Crime: Leaking”
“The appointment of a special counsel, as well as the Congressional proceedings to uncover and punish such associates of Donald Trump as may have colluded with the Russian government with regard to the 2016 campaign, are a combination of partisan and Intelligence-bureaucracy warfare. No one has mentioned any activity of anyone in that campaign that might qualify as a violation of any criminal statute. Moreover, these legal and pseudo-legal proceedings abstract from the patently obvious felonies that U.S intelligence officials have committed each and every time they have informed reporters of the Washington Post and New York Times about the targets, functions, and results of U.S communications intelligence.
“18 U.S. code 798 is, a ‘strict liability’ statute, and specifies ten years’ imprisonment and $10,000 fine for each count. Trump’s enemies, and Trump himself, treat this parody of law as a game. It is not.
“Herewith a summary of how the parody grew to its current dimensions, and a straight-line projection of where it leads unless the distinction between law and politics is re-established. . . .
Victor Davis Hanson, NRO: “It’s the Hypocrisy, Stupid”
“Some concerned Democrats are worried that their party may have lost the key blue-wall states because of its elitism, manifested as disdain for Americans between the coasts.
“Perhaps emblematic of their worry is the strange metamorphosis of Hillary Clinton’s two presidential campaigns. In 2008, as Bill Clinton 2.0, she drank boilermakers, bragged about bowling and shooting, boasted about her resonance with the “white” working class, and clobbered Obama on his Pennsylvania clingers speech.
But after Obama’s win — and his assumed new formula of registering record numbers of minority voters and seeing them often vote in a bloc on the basis of racial solidarity — Clinton thought she too could follow this new pathway to Democratic victories. So she made the understandable political contortions.
This time around, Clinton was bent on out-Obaming Obama’s “clingers” with her own “deplorables” and “irredeemables.” Her campaign was based on pandering to identity-politics groups — while she had cashed in on Wall Street in what can be fairly called a payola scheme with Bill to enrich the Clinton Foundation and thus indirectly themselves. The result was both a cultural and economic affront to what used to be the bedrock of the Democratic party. . . “
James Delingpole, BigGovt: “‘Global Warming’ Is a Myth, Say 58 Scientific Papers in 2017”
“In other words, the so-called “Consensus” on global warming is a massive lie. And Donald Trump was quite right to quit the Paris agreement which pretended that the massive lie was true.
“By ‘global warming’ these papers don’t, of course, mean the mild warming of around 0.8 degrees Celsius that the planet has experienced since the middle of the 19th century as the world crawled out of the Little Ice Age. Pretty much everyone, alarmists and skeptics alike, is agreed on that.
“Rather, they mean ‘global warming’ in the sense that is most commonly used today by grant-troughing scientists, and huxter politicians, and scaremongering green activists, and brainwashed mainstream media (MSM) environmental correspondents. ‘Global warming’ as in the scary, historically unprecedented, primarily man-made phenomenon which we must address urgently before the icecaps melt and the Pacific islands disappear beneath the waves and all the baby polar bears drown.
“What all these papers argue in their different ways is that the alarmist version of global warming — aka Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW) — is a fake artefact. . .”
Edwin Mora, Breitbart: “Ramadan Rage 2017: The Complete List of Jihadist Attacks Around the World”
“Welcome to Breitbart News’ running tally of worldwide jihadist terrorist attacks during Ramadan 2017. Check back for updates through the end of the Islamic holy month on June 24.
The estimated 815 deaths and 870 injuries across about 15 countries during the first 12 days of this year’s holy Muslim month of Ramadan have already marked the bloodiest Ramadan in recent years for adherents of Islam.
Jihadists believe martyrdom is doubly rewarded in paradise during Ramadan. Jihadist groups encourage martyrdom among their sympathizers and followers, promoting the belief that they will be doubly rewarded if they fatally castigate infidels during Ramadan. The holy month this year is on track to surpass the deadliest and bloodiest Ramadan in the modern record: Ramadan 2016.
Ramadan 2016 featured 1,150 casualties — both death and injuries. . .”
Joe Barnes, UK Express: “Former Islamic extremist WARNS Britain is ‘in the midst of a jihadist insurgency’”
“MAAJID NAWAZ has claimed Britain is in the “midst of a jihadist insurgency” after a terrorists launched three deadly terror attacks in as many months.
“Nawaz, an LBC radio host, was speaking after it was reported the three terrorists who killed seven people and injured at least 48 more after launching a deadly attack on London Bridge and Borough Market on Saturday night.
“Nawaz told Fox News: “I think we have to come to terms with the fact that Europe, Britain and the rest of Europe are in the midst of a full-blown jihadist insurgency.
“You were citing figures earlier that our security services are attempting to monitor around 23,000 suspected jihadists.
“That, by the way, is out of a population in the UK of just five per cent that are Muslim. That means 23,000 from four million Muslims in this country.
““Around those 23,000 – those who are jihadists – around them will be those who sympathise with the ideology, Islamists who believe in establishing a caliphate and those who empathise with their friends – if that is not insurgency levels I don’t know what is.”
Virginia Hale, Breitbart: “POLAND: REFUSING TO IMPORT MUSLIMS IS ONLY PROVEN COUNTER-TERROR METHOD
“The only proven method is to not allow in Muslim migrants.”
“The only way to protect Poland from Islamic terror attacks is to not allow Muslims to migrate en masse, a British-born, senior MEP for the nation’s ruling party said on Monday.
“When it comes to reducing the chances of Poland being hit by [Islamist] terror attacks, the only proven method is to not allow in Muslim migrants,” Ryszard Czarnecki told local radio after an attack in London on Saturday killed seven and injured at least 48 others.
Noting the children of Islamic immigrants have been responsible for a large number of ISIS-inspired attacks on European soil, the London-born Law and Justice (PiS) MEP said Poland is “learning from the mistakes” of other nations in the West, and so refuses to “open [its] doors to Islamic migrants.”
“Asked whether he thinks the politicians running Poland have any good advice on how to avoid terrorism for Britain, which has experienced three Jihadist attacks in three months, and other countries in Western Europe, Czarnecki said the country has “a very specific concept — no Islamic immigrants.
“With regards to Britain, we have already told them on several occasions they need to deport, not tolerate, radical migrants. . .”
Jonah Goldberg, NRO: “London Attacks Followed by Same Old Stale Arguments”
“We are in a rut.
“The saddest part about the recent terrorist attacks in the U.K. — aside from the actual horror for the victims and their families, of course — was that there was so little new to say about it.
“But that didn’t stop anyone. Everyone backed into their usual rhetorical corners, filling in the blanks on the familiar post-terror conversation like it was a game of Mad Libs, only none of the answers were particularly funny.
“I, for one, could easily recycle one of umpteen columns on how the Left’s response is wrong and why we have to shed our dysfunctional aversion to speaking plainly about the nature of the threat and what is required to fight it. Or I could note that President’s Trump’s response to the attack was less than helpful. But to what end? Who hasn’t heard the arguments a thousand times already? Watching cable news and surveying the algae blooms of “hot takes” on Twitter, it’s hard to imagine anything will dramatically change. We are growing numb to the problem as it becomes part of the background noise of daily life. . .”
Andrew McCarthy, NRO: “No, the Problem in London Is Not ‘Islamist Extremism’”
“Islamists want to impose sharia law on the West — which means all Islamists are ‘extremists.’
“The Western schizophrenia about radical Islam is on full display in Britain, in the aftermath of the latest jihadist atrocity, the third in just the past three months.
Three terrorists rammed a van into a crowd on London Bridge and then went on a stabbing rampage, brutally assaulting pedestrians while braying that each blow was struck “for Allah.” A duly outraged Theresa May donned her prime-minister hat to announce that her government is “leading international efforts to take on and defeat the ideology of Islamist extremism around the world.” She also slipped on her amateur-imam cap, adjusted her rose-tinted glasses, and proclaimed that “Islamist extremism” is an ideology that preaches hatred, sows division and promotes sectarianism. It is an ideology that claims our Western values of freedom, democracy, and human rights are incompatible with the religion of Islam.
“And what right-thinking Western politico’s post-mass-murder speech would be complete without May’s insistence that this ideology is — all together now! — “a perversion of Islam and a perversion of the truth.”
“What does Theresa May know about Islam such that she can decide what is a perversion of it? Precious little, I’d wager. Otherwise, she’d not babble on about “Islamist extremism,” a term right out of the Department of Redundancy Department.
“If you are an Islamist in the West, you are, by definition, an extremist. An Islamist is a Muslim who believes Islam requires the imposition of sharia, Islam’s ancient, totalitarian societal system and legal code.
“Islamist” is a term we in the West use in the hope that, because there are Muslims who are tolerant, pro-Western people, it must not be inevitable that Islam itself — or at least some interpretations of Islam — will breed the fundamentalist, literalist, supremacist construction of Islam.
“It may be a grave error to adopt this hope, especially since it has been elevated into seemingly incorrigible policy. Does the incontestable existence of moderate Muslim individuals necessarily translate into a coherent, viable doctrine of moderate Islam? Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to take just one very influential Muslim leader, says no: The West’s invocation of “moderate Islam” is “ugly,” he counters, because “Islam is Islam, and that’s it.” Erdogan is a close ally of the Muslim Brotherhood, the world’s most influential Islamist organization. If he’s right that there’s just one true Islam, rest assured that it’s not friendly to the West. Erdogan describes the Western call for Muslim migrants to assimilate in their new European societies as “a crime against humanity.”
“Meanwhile, many students of Islam observe that its aggressiveness, intolerance of non-Muslims, and subjugation of women are indisputably rooted in Islamic scripture. Wherever there is Islam, they maintain, there will inevitably be Islamists; and when those Islamists reach a critical mass of population (which can be considerably less than 50 percent), there will inevitably be sharia activism. . .”
Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCP: “Lawmakers Prepare to Question Comey”
“In advance of what many anticipate will be blockbuster testimony from ex-FBI chief James Comey on Thursday, the White House is on offense against the witness.
“Presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway reminded NBC viewers Monday that Comey gave inaccurate information the last time he was under oath, adding that many Democrats “detested this man” until the president fired him.
“The interview signaled ways in which the Trump administration and some Republicans might try to disparage Comey, who will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee later this week, his first public appearance since the controversial firing. But it also shines a spotlight on Democrats, who spent months criticizing Comey’s judgment and blaming him for their presidential election loss, and now find him to be the most credible source yet in building their case against Donald Trump.
“‘You can take it to the bank that Jim Comey is going to testify in a way that helps Democrats,’ said Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union. . .”
KHannah Choi, WTOP:“DC bars to open early for Comey hearing watch parties”
“WASHINGTON — What’s a showdown without an audience?
The latest must-watch event — former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee — has some D.C. bars opening its doors as early as 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, to host viewing parties complete with food and drinks.
“As Comey faces questions regarding his discussions with President Donald Trump about the federal investigation into Russia’s election meddling, watch partygoers can “watch the drama unfold” while tucking into “FBI”-themed fare or nursing Covfefe cocktails.
“Click through the gallery below for the D.C. establishments holding Comey hearing watch parties.”
Drudge Links 6/7/17
COMEY WHINED: DON’T LEAVE ME ALONE WITH TRUMP!
MAG: Credibility problem…
WASHINGTON HOLDS BREATH FOR TESTIMONY…
High stakes at Congressional hearings…
PRESIDENT TO LIVE TWEET?
GOODWIN: Defining moment…
Intel Officials Deny President Pressured…
White House lawyers face Clinton-era legal trap…
More Obama Undermining…
Clapper trashes Trump on foreign soil…
Mark Levin (6-6-17)
“On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, Today is the anniversary of D-day which occurred on June 6, 1944. It was incredibly important that the landing succeed. There was a 50/50 chance that it wouldn’t work and General Ike Eisenhower even had a speech prepared in case of defeat. The casualties were unbelievable as many were killed when they first got out of the boats, due to German machine gun fire focusing on the boats opening. It was the greatest amphibious landing in history and gave us a foothold in France and was the beginning of the end for the Third Reich. These were young men fighting for us who were 18, 19 and in their early twenties.
“Now when you look at college campuses with their safe spaces, you can see how far we have sunk as a nation. The left divides, instigates, and breaks the American people up by race, gender and other categories. It is a constant and unrelenting poison. This is why it is important to remember D-Day and the battles that brought our country together. These men and women put their lives on the line to fight for this nation, yet they get little gratitude from Hollywood and the media.
“Later, look at the disrespect that General John Kelly, head of the DHS receives from Sen Kamala Harris. He lost his son in combat and still tries to protect this country. Harris is so obsessed with preventing local law enforcement from assisting ICE with deporting illegal aliens, and shows no respect.
“Finally, Colonel Richard Kemp calls in to talk about terrorism and jihadism. There is one attack a week in the United Kingdom, yet nothing ever seems to done about it. These terrorists who go to the Middle East and then travel back home are very dangerous people who have been raping and murdering. It is very disturbing that these extremists are known before the terror attacks occur.”
Joanne: Climate Change Hypocrites
“I’m going to send this article to my Republican (???) representative, Ryan Costello (6th District, PA), who criticized Trump on taking us out of this fiasco and who revels in speaking and pandering to the groups of Left-wing individuals who frequent his office. Changes MUST be made in our Congress-people. They might have “R” beside their names, but they are more like Democrats than Republicans and CERTAINLY don’t share conservative values.
Stephen Moore, Townhall: Climate Change Hypocrites
Strongly Recommended: Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge. Email available!
Health Care – Hannity: Josh Umber Sites
The map below contains a listing of public addresses and website links to 607 DPC practice locations in 47 states + DC (we still have not located any DPC practices in North Dakota, South Dakota, or Iowa,). Website readers should note that these practices met our three part definition of DPC, although they may not always self-describe as DPC. Both “Pure” DPC practices and DPC hybrids are included in the mapper, and they are now color coded! I’m happy to report that over 70% of the practices in the mapper are known to be pure.
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