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By Nancy Thorner – 

Legislation unanimously passed on April 10, 2019 by the Chicago City Council has just made Chicago the largest city in the United States to commit to100 percent clean energy. By so doing, Chicago, a metropolis of 2.7 million, has planned to enabe the metropolis to power its buildings on clean and renewable energy by 2035.  Even the Chicago Transit Authority, the country’s second-largest public transportation system, will completely electrify its fleet of over 1,850 buses by 2040.

Chicago is now officially a part of the Ready for 100 club, having joined 118 other cities across the country that have committed to generating 100 percent energy from clean, renewable sources. These six have reached their goals: Aspen, Burlington, Georgetown, Greensburg, Rock Port, and Kodiak Island.

Can this really be?  A city which can’t run a bus company or school system without tax money from downstate residents is going to eliminate fossil fuels?

But it’s not just Chicago that has opted to join the renewable energy bandwagon, members of the Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition want Illinois to upstage other states by becoming the first mainland state to be powered entirely by renewables.  In March Senator Cristina Castro and Representative Ann Williams introduced legislation that would do just that, the Clean Energy Jobs Act ( SB 2132/ HB 3624).  Backed by 45 mostly Democratic state lawmakers, the bill calls for transitioning Illinois to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.

A miracle would need to happen besides capacity market reform for Illinois to hit a 100 percent renewables target.  The state currently gets about 8 percent of its energy from renewable energy resources, and existing law calls for reaching 25 percent renewables by 2025. Meeting 45 percent of the state’s electricity needs with renewables by 2030, as the new legislation stipulates, would require deploying an estimated 24,000 megawatts of new solar and wind.

Illinois is about to learn what it takes to manage a nearly 20-fold increase in solar power. Illinois ranks 35th in the country in solar power right now, with 98 megawatts, less than 1 percent of its electricity generation.  For a state starting with very little solar power now (less than 100 megawatts) and becoming a Midwest solar leader will mean building an industry infrastructure almost from scratch, and doing it at a fast pace, although by the end of this year it is estimated that Illinois will have almost 3,000 MW of solar power.  As for wind power, Illinois ranks 6th in the nation with 4,464 installed capacity (MW).

Coal plants vs wind turbines, solar panels

Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.  The following appeared in The Heartland Institute’s Climate Change Weekly #320 newsletter of April 12, 201:

“Although coal plants can function efficiently for 30 to 50 years and sometimes longer, many in IL are on the brink of retirement. Wind turbines and solar panels—even if they operate as intended—have less than a 25-year lifespan in general.  Even when solar panels are cleaned properly and regularly, they generate less power over time, declining sharply after 18 to 20 years. As a result, years before a more reliable coal plant would cease operating, and before wind or solar facilities are paid off if they are financed over 30 years, the entire array of panels or set of turbines will have to be replaced. When one includes the cost of the very high-priced battery backup utilities propose constructing to provide power for periods when the sun isn’t shining or the wind is not blowing—expensive battery packs which will have to be replaced regularly—it’s obvious any promised cost savings from reduced fuel costs will never materialize.”

As to nuclear plants, which are presently producing 90 percent of Illinois’s zero-carbon energy, they will reach the end of their lives based on current license terms 2050.

Burt Prelutsky on The Myth of Wind Power

Burt Prelutsky, born in Chicago, now lives in CA. He has been a humor columnist for the L.A. Times and a movie critic for the Los Angeles Times, he has authored eight books, and has written extensively for TV  (5 movies, along with episodes of “Dragnet,” “McMillan & Wife,” “MASH,” “Mary Tyler Moore,” “Rhoda,” “Bob Newhart,” “Dr. Quinn” and “Diagnosis Murder”.   Burt now writes a daily subscription-only political commentary that is filled with humor, wit, and truth.  Contact Burt at BurtPrelutsky@cloud.com for information to sign up for his commentaries.

“Ever since Al Gore and his gang of climate scammers came on the scene in the 1990s, we have been fed a steady diet of lies and false predictions.
We were told that the oceans would rise as the polar caps melted and that cities and states bordering the Pacific and Atlantic would be underwater.  We were told that the corpses of polar bears who had drowned would be washing up by the thousands on the coast of Alaska.  We were told that the human race was doomed by rising temperatures.

What’s most remarkable about the hoax is that there was a deadline announced.  The apocalypse was to take place within a decade.  Now, two decades later, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is giving us until 2030 to shape up or we’re all goners.

Even someone as cynical as I am would never have imagined that the con men and women would still be able to pass off this nonsense as gospel after all this time.  The old line about whether you’re going to believe me or your lying eyes seems to sum up the situation pretty well.

I mean, if I told you that the world would end on Thursday at 3 p.m., and you found that nothing had happened by 3:01, you would know I was lying.  But when it comes to the weather, apparently there is nothing that can shake the child-like faith of those on the Left.  No matter how often Cassandras like Al Gore, A O-C and the self-proclaimed weather mavens at the U.N., are shown to be liars pushing a Socialist agenda as spelled out in the Paris Accords, the airheads remain stubbornly oblivious to the truth.

When every Democratic contender for the 2020 presidential nomination rallies around the Green New Deal, you have to question if they have the slightest idea what it entails.  We’ve all heard the jokes about farting cows and people having to take the train from New York to London if A O-C’s agenda were ever turned into actual legislation.  The Democrats call it bold and original.  Sane people call it nutty and dangerous.

As Ed Hiserodt wrote in an open letter to Ms. Ocasio-Cortez recently appeared in The New American, we in the U.S. currently receive 6.3% of our electrical power from the wind and 1.9% from solar.  By 2030, the 29-year-old member of Congress insists we must derive 100% of our energy from those two sources or face extinction.

Even if we decide it’s worth the financial cost, which no doubt we would if extinction was really the alternative, it would mean an end to air travel, beef products and an acceptance of the U.S. becoming a non-industrial nation, the equivalent of Ethiopia and Haiti.
Do these people not understand that there is nothing predictable about the sun or the wind?  There are lots of places where sunshine is nearly as rare as unicorns and unless the wind is blowing harder than 10 miles an hour, it lacks the power to generate a sneeze.

I was always aware that those giant wind turbines that destroy the environment and the landscape in the California desert near Palm Springs killed birds by the tens of thousands, but I had no idea how loud they are.

In Falmouth, Massachusetts, the town spent $10 million installing the turbines, but the constant noise was creating health problems for the residents so they spent $2 million having the damn things removed.

And as you may recall, when the state decided to place a turbine near the family compound in Hyannis Port, Sen. Ted Kennedy, who, as a liberal, naturally paid lip service to alternate forms of renewable energy, let the local authorities know he wasn’t about to let his ocean view be destroyed by the massive monstrosities.

You can bet that would also be the case if anyone even considered placing one of these confounded contraptions anywhere near the homes of Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker or, yes, even Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.”

Insane war against fossil fuels

A new study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) on April 3, 2019, reveals the following:

“Scientists who promote the theory of anthropogenic climate change contend a rise in the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere due to human activity is causing catastrophic warming; however, scientific study finds that the current CO2 levels of 410 parts per million were last seen on Earth 3 million years ago.  During this time, long before the Industrial Age, “there were no ice sheets covering either Greenland or West Antarctica, and much of the East Antarctic ice sheet was gone, and the temperatures were up to 7 degrees Fahrenheit warmer globally, and sea levels were 65 feet higher.”

The study concludes: “There is nothing we can do to stop the Earths naturally occurring climate cycles. Even the worst of the worst, even the most maniacal pushing the Global Warming Hoax admit that, at best, we can only cool the planet a couple of degrees, which will do next to nothing if the planet is determined to again warm itself by seven degrees, as we now know it did 2,999,998 years before man approved a couple of pipelines.”

Will man’s folly to eliminate fossil fuels unnecessarily, as here in Illinois, affect our quality of life and stifle economic growth, even when scientific evidence disputes CO2 as but a small factor in any global warming that might be taking place, and when climate change is cyclical in nature.  A mini ice age took place from 1400 to around 1860, as experienced by Washington’s men at Valley Forge and when Washington crossed the ice-clogged Delaware River.

As Dr. Thomas Sowell, Senior Fellow at Stanford Universities Hoover Institute said about the problem the world faces with climate change policy:  “Would you bet your paycheck on the weather forecast for tomorrow? If not, then why should this country bet billions on global warming predictions that have even less foundation?”

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The democraps think ideological opinion is above the law and freedom. Crime pays in democrap America

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David Keene (photo by Nancy Thorner)

By Nancy Thorner – 

On Tuesday March 26, 2019, the Heartland Institute featured David Keene, Editor at Large of The Washington Times. Mr. Keene also served from 2011 to 2013 as president of the National Rifle Association, the nation’s largest Second Amendment membership organization. There he worked tirelessly to keep the U.S. from adopting further gun control legislation. Keene’s topic for the evening?  “Ceasefire in the War on Guns is Over.”

Mr. Keene didn’t disappoint in explaining to a full house in Heartland’s state-of-the-art Andrew Breitbart Freedom Center  what gun owners can expect from Washington, D.C., the states and the courts as progressive Democrats and their funders launch the biggest, most coordinated and well financed attack on the Second Amendment ever.

David Keene speaks

Director of Communications at The heartland Institute, Jim Lakely, introduced David Keene as a “Titan of the Conservative movement.”

David Keene, in turn, applauded Heartland for its work on Climate Change, further recognizing Heartland’s awareness early on that most of the action is in the states.  Keene, in jesting about AOL’s Green New Deal, spoke of his eagerness to drive to Europe and of the shovel ready jobs that would incur in building the bridge.

Turning serious, Kean spoke of the late Warren Brookes who described the environment movement as “green on the outside but red on the inside.”  Keene attributed the change of attitude among Democrats — which permitted the Party to morph into one that has moved far to the left — to why the ceasefire on guns ended to be replaced by the war on guns.  In describing the belief system of today’s Democrats, Keene painted them as unable to accept failure with the election of President Trump or to imagine there are people who don’t believe as they do.  Accordingly, all American voters must feel the same anger toward Trump as Democrats do. Trump will be sent packing in 2020.  For this reason, it won’t matter which candidate is selected to challenge Trump, giving candidates the liberty to go out and say what they really think and believe.

War on guns

Keene explained how prior to 1960 there was no war on guns.  The Founders knew what they were doing when they wrote the 2nd amendment, with both parties in agreement that individuals and families had a right to defend themselves.

It was in the 60’s when change began to take place in both parties.  In the newly emerging Democrat Party a two-front culture war arose targeting abortion and guns. The gun issue continues today.

Over the past 40 year–much like in the anti-nuke movement–there are those who have come to view the anti-gun movement as a quasi-religious movement, believing that if only the U.S. would disarm unilaterally the world would live in peace.  Our nation is the only country who recognizes the right to self-defense. The UN does not.  Today hostility toward guns has become far more than just guns in themselves. Democrats also dislike the 2nd amendment because of is hostility toward the government, especially in the way it limits government.

One reason gun laws weren’t legislated over the ensuing years is because evidence was considered in Congressional gun law debates. Through the persuasion of argument those who wanted gun laws, despite cries to do something, were convinced that doing something would stop nothing, but would instead create a backlash; therefore, when push came to shove gun laws failed.

Guns, however, did play an important part in the 1994 election. Gore supposedly lost 6 states when guns became an issue, prompting Democrats to back off from their war on guns.  Hillary likewise had a gun issue in the 2016 presidential election, brought about when during a debate she indicated favoring a Supreme Court which uphold her liberal legislation.  As Keane surmised, didn’t Democrats realize with Hillary’s defeat that perhaps the 2nd amendment was a third rail that shouldn’t be touched, further considering how crime and homicides are down despite an increase in gun ownership?  As Keene related: “There is no relationship to firearms and the number of crimes, homicides and mass shootings. More mass shooting occurred in the 90’s.”

Failed gun control bills

Two major gun control bills did manage to pass the U.S. House.

  1. Universal background checks (defeated under the Obama administration in April of 2013. It will never become law).
  2. Charlotteville loophole fix (if passed the three-day waiting period would extend to a month).

As Keene stated:  “At least until 2020 we have a Senate favorable to the Second Amendment and a president who would veto any action if the Senate buckled.”. . . “Action against the 2nd amendment is no longer in Washington D.C. but now in the states and cities, as they pass their own gun laws.

As to the next battle, Keene cited the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court grants 2nd amendment rights

The reluctance to pass any major gun legislation rests on two Supreme Court cases which created an atmosphere of reluctance to do so.

The District of Columbia v. Heller landmark case of 2008 held that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm, unconnected with service in a militia.   The McDonald v. City of Chicago decision 2010 also gave citizens the right to own guns.

Both were 5-4 decisions with Chief Justice Anthony Kennedy as the swing vote.  Both cases confirmed that the 2nd amendment meant what it said.

What about the Circuit Courts?  Democrats are finding that circuit courts are not going along with their progressive agenda.  A recent case was cited in Keene in which a Federal New York Courtfound a ban on stun guns unconstitutional. But even if gun cases should reach the Supreme Court, Democrats realize the present makeup of the Supreme Court will likely strike down some of the action that has been taking place where gun laws are being proposed at the state level and in the cities.  Even if Mayor Bloomberg spends billions of dollars to pass gun law restrictions, Democrats will lose.

Supreme Court as bulwark for Democrats

For Democrats, the Supreme Courts remains the bulwark to overcome.  Five Democrat presidential candidates have suggested that the Supreme Count needs to be packed from 9 to 11 justices to make sure Democrats have the votes to reverse what has already been struck down.  This might sound insane, but should Democrats win either the presidency or the Senate in 2020 they can stack the court. Our nation’s Constitution doesn’t stipulate how many justices should serve on the S.C.

Democrats also want to get rid of the Electoral College, which tells what the elites think of regular Americans who live outside their progressive enclaves and how they view this nation’s Constitution. Recently Maryland signed on to the Compact of States, an agreement by states to do away with the Electoral College once enough states sign on with a combined electoral vote of 270 out of 538 Electoral votes.

The next two years

What about the next two years?  Said Keane, “The real action will be in the states, cities and counties.  As to politics, “Politics is not about money and made up facts.  Most politicians want to hold on to their jobs.”  In a rallying cry Keene called on attendees to stand up and let your politicians know what you want. “You do this, or if you don’t do this, you’re gone.”     Phone calls at the state and local levels do make a difference.

Question and Answer session followed

Jim Lakely’s welcoming remarks

Screen Shot 2019-04-05 at 11.16.27 AMJim Lakely, Communications Director at The Heartland Institute, extended his “welcome” to those gathered in Heartland’s Andrew Breitbart Freedom Center, citing with pride Heartland’s successful participation at CPAC 2019 in Washington, D.C. on Broadcast Row, where 30 individual interviews were set up on Broadcast Row over two days.

Announced by Lakely was a new project at The Heartland Institute, Stopping Socialism, although started before the 2018 election, the project is now more important than ever given the takeover of the House by Democrats.  Check here to see Heartland’s Stopping Socialism website, devoted to informing the world about the moral case against socialism.

Justin Haskins is the author of Socialism Is Evil: The Moral Case Against Marx’s Radical Dream, an Executive Editor and Research Fellow at The Heartland Institute, co-founder of StoppingSocialism.com and the site’s editor-in-chief, and editor-in-chief of the New Revere Daily Press. Through Haskins’ many appearances on TV, the Stopping Socialism project is making headway across this nation.

Watch here a video of Justin Haskins discussing how Socialism isn’t just destructive, it’s also evil.  To read more about why socialism is immoral, see Justin Haskins’article titled “Why Marx’s Socialism Is Evil”. 

About the Green New Deal: It is not about green energy. It is a Socialist Trojan horse which, according to progressive Democrats, only 12 years separate this nation from disaster if nothing is done to curtail global warming.

An invitation was extended by Lakely to participate in the project by going to https://stoppingsrevelent.com/ , where listed are different levels of giving:  Bernie, AOC, Marx, and Venezuela.

Jim Lakely also spoke of a letter Heartland put together (150 signatures were solicited over a two-day period.) in support of Dr. William Happer, https://www.heartland.org/about-us/who-we-are/william-happer Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physics at Princeton University, who has a position in the National Security Council where he want to examine all federal science policy in the U.S. Government.  Dr. Happer is trying to get his project off the ground.

By Nancy Thorner –

Vice President Mike Pence bolstered a frustrated crowd of Chicago area conservatives – both young and not-so-young – last Friday night by encouraging them to be bold and be persistent.

Turning Point USA, founded by Charlie Kirk in 2012 at age 18 in the back of his garage in Mt. Prospect, IL, is a national student movement dedicated to identifying, organizing, and empowering young people to promote the principles of free markets and limited government. Charlie, now 25, heads the largest conservative youth organization in the world, Turning Point USA. With over 500,000 students on 1,300 high school & college campuses, it is winning back America’s future.

Turning Point USA’s Midwest Regional Conference was held March 29-30, 2019 in Chicago, IL, at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Hotel, 9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Rosemont, IL. Invited to attend were student activists between the ages of 15 and 26 to hear guest speakers, to participate in customized activist training sessions, and to network with others who are actively involved in the conservative movement in the Midwest region, which includes Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The opening General Session of the Conference on Friday, March 29, 2019 commenced with a dinner featuring Vice President Mike Pence as the keynote speaker. Many supporters and friends of Charlie Kirk from across Chicagoland and beyond registered to attend to hear Vice President Pence, swelling attendance to an estimated 800 participants. Observed was how well-mannered, knowledgeable about the issues, and neatly dressed the young student attendees were, certainly a good omen for the future of this nation.

Charlie Kirk introduces Vice President Mike Pence

A comprehensive video portrayal of Vice President Mike Pence was shown on large screens to set the stage for the introduction of Vice President Pence by Charlie Kirk. Video clips noted the selection of Pence as Trump’s running mate; his swearing into office; Pence standing by to vote in favor of Supreme Court nominee Bret Kavanaugh should Republicans be unable to come up with the 51 votes to outright confirm Kavanaugh; and ending with remarks recently made by Pence at AIPAC when declaring that “Anti-Semitism has no place in the U.S. Congress.”

In introducing Vice President Pence, Charlie Kirk expressed his long time admiration for Vice President Pence when Pence served in the House of Representatives and then as governor of Indiana.

Mike Pence speaks

Hello Chicago, said Vice President Pence, who then quipped, I didn’t know there were so many conservatives in Chicago. About Turning Point USA, Pence said of Charlie Kirk: You stand and voice inspiration to young people. Pence also brought well received greeting from the 45th president of the U.S

Pence in declaring What a week we had, then proceeded to enumerate the reasons why:

Caliphate is no more with last capture.
Green New Deal received 0 votes.
Collusion, delusion is over, after 2 years of relentless allegations with no collusion or obstruction of justice. This total vindication should be welcomed by every American, so the American people will focus on issues that are most important to our society to make a stronger and safer world.

Following, Pence set forth many accomplishments of the Trump administration:

Two years of action with results. Promises made and promises kept.
Cut red tape.
Unleashed American energy – Now largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world.
Trade deals: NAFTA is out and UNMCA is here.
Signed largest tax cut and reform in American history.
Cut out heart of Obamacare.
5.3 million new jobs, with 490,000 new manufacturing jobs, after President Obama said even waving a magic wand wouldn’t bring jobs back. To which Pence replied: We just needed to elect Donald Trump as president.
5 million Americans were lifted off food stamps.
More job opening than Americans looking for work. Jobs are back. We are just getting started.
Strong national defense with more investment since days of Ronald Reagan of resources and supplies needed to accomplish the mission.
National defense with law enforcement and includes those who enforce our immigration laws. Pence promised that the Trump administration will never abolish ICE. As Trump said: If we don’t have a border, we don’t have a country. In spite of what Democrats might say, We have a crisis.
Nothing manufactured about the drug crisis. Drug overdose is the leading cause of death for people under 55 years of age. In 2018 an average of 192 individuals every day lost their lives from a drug overdose.
Appointment of conservative judges, which doesn’t even include Gorsuch and Kavenaugh, who are strong conservative men on the Freedoms of Speech and Religion, on keeping and bearing arms, and the unalienable right to life. Pence couldn’t be any prouder of President Trump who stands for sanctity of life. Pence cast the tie breaking vote in the Senate that allowed all 50 states to defund Planned Parenthood, while Democrats continue to embrace a radical agenda of abortion on demand. The Virginia governor even supports infanticide of a new born baby. Said Pence: This administration will always stand for life.

There was a resounding NO when Pence asked, Are you tired of winning yet? Pence then spoke about a victory that must occur 19 months from now through the support of President Trump in 2020, which elicited an extended and hearty USA chant.

Pence speaks of a hostile environment

Pence warned of a hostile environment on American colleges where debate is being shut down. Said Pence: Conservative voices are not welcomed; trigger warnings and safe places exist. It’s a battle over the closing of the American mind. Reference was made to Hayden Williams, invited to UC Berkeley to help recruit students for a yet-to-be-formed chapter of Turning Point USA campus, who was punched in the face while recruiting students. https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/22/us/conservative-activist-assault-uc-berkeley/index.html

Pence then spoke about President Trump’s executive order extended to every university and college in the nation, which also withholds money for non-compliance. Pence referenced a recent Washington Times’ article in which 3 in 4 voters (73%) were in favor Trump’s order about free speech.

Ellen Wittman was with Donald Trump, and so honored, when he signed the order promoting free speech on college campuses. Ellen was president of a chapter of Students for Life at Miami University in Florida in 2017 when she tried to display small crosses representing the unborn. School officials told her that she would need to post “trigger warnings” around campus in case her display offended others.

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Pence speaks of a future with a choice

As to the future, Pence spoke of the choice this nation faces in 2020, a choice that has never been more important if we are to keep our security and prosperity. As Pence stated: Democrats want to take this nation on a hard left turn to Socialism. Our government was founded on the principle of freedom. It is the free market that has given this nation the highest quality of life the world has ever known.

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As to Obamacare:

Obamacare was but a giant government takeover of healthcare which has already failed, Its objective all along was to provide Medicare for all in a government takeover of the nation’s health system. Pence stated that his administration would never up in its efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.

As to The Green New Deal: It is only green in what it will cost the American people.

As to immigration:

In contrast to past illegal immigration, it now consists of unaccompanied minors and families who are often abused along the way. Pence then spoke of a recent day when 4,000 illegal immigrants attempted to enter our nation. Accordingly, Trump has declared war on our southern border. Mexico is being called on to do more. If Mexico doesn’t, Trump has threatened to close down the border for all coming into the U.S. As Pence said, First build the wall, then fix the broken immigration system once and for all

Pence urges students to press on, but have fun

In closing, Pence used pertinent quotes from individuals who had gone before him to reinforce what he wished to impart to the TPUSA young people in attendance.

Margaret Thatcher about Socialism: The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.

Winston Churchill about facing opposition: You have enemies Good! – that means you stood up for something sometime in your life. You have enemies?

Calvin Coolidge (30th president of US – 1872 – 1933) on perseverance: Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

Pence urged student attendees to press on but to also have fun, because winning is fun. Students were further reminded that freedom is not free. We need to keep on fighting, SO LET’S DO IT!

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Screen Shot 2019-04-01 at 9.22.05 AMBy Nancy Thorner – 

Has Fox News, looked to for “fair and balanced” reporting, taken a sharp turn to the Left?  No longer run by Rupert Murdoch, Rupert eldest son, 47 year old Lahlan Murdock, is now said to be the controlling force at Fox News and Fox Business.  Although Lachlan says his politics closely resemble his father’s, it is thought that Lachlan is likely to nudge the network away from its close marriage to Trump. According to a New York Times report, the youngest son of Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch has reportedly told people privately that he is embarrassed by some of the network’s coverage of issues like climate change.

Fox’s new additions of former Speaker Paul Ryan and Formula One Group executive chairman Chase Carey to the powerful Fox Board also seem to point to the number one cable network becoming a more active part of the Left. Paul Ryan, during his time as Speaker of the House, fought President Trump at every turn. Obvious were Ryan’s pro-amnesty and pro-open borders positions.

Hiring of Donna Brazile

Perhaps it was not just coincidence that over the past several weeks Fox News, having also joined up with Disney, has hired Donna Brazile as a contributor and suspended Judge Jeanine Pirro?

As to Donna Brazile, she is the former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.  When former Fox host Megyn Kelly asked Brazile about passing debate questions to Hillary Clinton so she’d be one-up during debates against Donald Trump, Brazile blatantly lied to Kelly.  Now she’s going to work for the very network she lied to.

Recently Donna Brazile appeared on one of Bret Baier’s Fox News panels; she certainly didn’t disappoint.  Right off the bat, Brazile credited the upswing in the nation’s economy to Barack Obama.  If Brazile’s point had been that he had driven it so far into the ground that the only direction it could go was up her statement might have had some validity, but it wasn’t. Brazile traced the upsurge to Obama’s taking office in 2009.  Nobody pointed out that her hero had claimed that a 2% rise in the GDP was the new norm.

It got even worse when Brazile, the former chair of the DNC, scolded Donald Trump for insulting the memory of John McCain, who despite being a war hero, betrayed his party by putting his name on legislation authored by Ted Kennedy and Russ Feingold and sinking Trump’s attempt to get rid of Obamacare.  As said by Ms. Brazile: “My mama told me to never speak ill of the dead.”  What might Brazile’s mama have had to say about her own daughter’s lying and cheating on behalf of Hillary Clinton?

A report of 3/27/2019 did relate that John McCain was neck deep in the coup to overthrow President Trump when hand-delivering a copy of the fake news dossier to disgraced former FBI Director James Comey. It was his chief aid, David Kramer, who went to London to personally receive a copy and then proceeded to show the dossier to over one dozen media outlets in hopes they would publish the hoax allegations that the Russians compromised Donald Trump. This conflicts with Lindsey Graham’s efforts to downplay his close bond with McCain, when telling the news and Republican voters, that McCain had no idea his top aide conspired with the anti-Trump media on a coup against President Trump.

Suspension of Judge Pirro

A guaranteed removal from Fox seems to be telling the truth about Islam. How fair was it that Judge Pirro was censored by Fox News for simply questioning whether a disciple of Islam, an adherent of the Quran, could honestly uphold the US Constitution?

The Gateway Pundit exposed this story of how Hufsa Kamal, a Pakistani American born in England and raised in Tennessee with a long history of vicious attacks on conservatives and also a producer for Bret Baier on Fox News, took to Twitter with her vile tweets to excoriate Judge Jeanine for questioning Omar’s allegiance to the Constitution. Fox then found it necessary to condemn Pirro’s remarks, indicating that the matter had been addressed with Pirro, further exposing themselves to be politically correct toadies by stating: “We strongly condemn Judge Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar. They do not reflect those of Fox, and we have addressed the matter with her directly.”  It is Rep. Omar they should be addressing, asking the congresswoman just exactly how she would resolve inevitable conflicts between our Constitution and Shariah law?

The recent outrage at Fox centered around Judge Jeanine Pirro’s remarks about the hijab worn by Omar.  According to the Koran 33:59 women are instructed to cover so they won’t get molested. The hijab therefore symbolizes that a woman wearing the hijab is fully committed to Sharia Law, the politics of Islam as operated for over 1400 years.  Its history of annihilation, death and suffering is antithetical to freedom. Accordingly, there was nothing wrong with Judge Jeanine’s question about the Islamic hijab worn by Omar.

Representative Omar was neither reprimanded nor censored for her deeply-ingrained bias.  Having not been removed from any Congressional committees, the only consequence of her bigotry has been an innocuous resolution against hate speech.

Ilhan Omar’s district in Minnesota is where almost all of the 70,000 imported Somali immigrants were located by Obama.  That district was recently identified by the FBI as America’s terrorist capital  It is no wonder that Congresswoman Omar is calling for the dissolution of America’s Homeland Security.  She also took her oath of office on the Koran.

Grassroots action

Leftist advocacy groups, such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), has been  calling on all advertisers to drop Fox News until the network fires hosts Jeanine Pirro and Tucker Carlson due to comments by both hosts that CAIR called “Islamophobic.”  This is Sharia and how Islam proposes to conquer and control nations.

Carlson began hemorrhaging sponsors after stating: “We have a moral obligation to admit the world’s poor, the Democrats tell us, even if it makes our own country poorer, dirtier and more divided.” But in spite of losing Just for Men, Ancestry.com, Jaguar, Bowflex, Novo Nordis, SmileDirectClub, Nerd Wallet, Minted, Indeed and Pacific Life, he doubled down, sticking by his words. So far Fox has stayed by Carlson.

Boycotts aren’t always the best plan to action mainly because they mostly hurt innocent parties, the employees who don’t have a say in what the owners decide. It is appropriate, however, to slam craven sponsors who shake in their boots at the thought of displaying even a modicum of moral courage. Write also to management alerting them to the fact that not only aren’t you going to continue being a customer, but you are alerting your friends, neighbors and relatives, to stop patronizing them.

Most importantly, Fox News should know that its viewers are not pleased with its turn to the Left, nor its political correctness as in caving to radical Sharia Law demands.

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By Nancy Thorner – 

Most people in America don’t even realize that tentacles of a dangerous United Nations program are being enacted in our nation’s cities and certainly our country, with the full cooperation of those in our highest positions of authority. It is so complicated and difficult to believe that many simply dismiss it, considering it just a conspiracy theory. But even a cursory investigation reveals it is very real and the evidence is easily attained.

This intrusive, all-encompassing plan that could eventually affect every aspect of our lives is known as “United Nations Agenda 21.”  It’s pure communistic in nature. We all must fight against it if we are to remain a free people and nation. The Green New Deal happens to represent the boldest tactic yet toward the full implementation of Agenda 21 here in this nation.

The specific plan, United Nations Agenda 21 Sustainable Development, was a product of The Rio Conference held at Rio de Janeiro from June 3 – 14, 1992.   It was to be implemented worldwide in order to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all energy, all education, all information, and all human beings in the world.  As such Agenda 21 marked a new beginning for the U.N., a decisive point of departure for the world organization.

Project 21 contained twenty-seven principles warning against a mode of growth that was leading to the extinction of life on earth.  Based on two fundamental ideas, development and environment, Project 21 was introduced as a cooperative task and challenge for world nations toward this goal: to establish the basic principles that must govern the conduct of nations and peoples towards each other and the Earth to ensure a secure and sustainable future.

U.S. signs on to Agenda 21

One hundred nations attended the 1992 Rio Education on Environment and Development.  According to the UN information Center, all nations in attendance agreed to the document.  Representing the U.S.A. was President George H. Bush (1989 – 1993), who allowed an outside entity (the U.N.) to collaborate and dictate an agenda which is already affecting our entire country and our citizens.  In a news conference given in Rio de Janeiro on June 13, 1992, Bush’s opening statement included the following remarks prior to questions taken from reporters:

“Let’s me be clear on one fundamental point.  The United States fully intends to be the world’s preeminent leader in protecting the global environment.  We have been that for many years.  We will remain so.  We believe that environment and development, the two subjects of this Conference, can and should go hand in hand.  A growing economy creates the resources necessary for environmental protection and environmental protection makes growth sustainable over the long term.”

First called a “suggestion” for “voluntary action”, not long after its introduction at The Rio Conference (also known as the “Earth Summit”), Nancy Pelosi introduced a resolution of support for the plan in Congress calling it a “comprehensive blueprint for the reorganization of human society.”

Presidents Clinton and Obama promote Agenda 21

With the defeat of G.H. Bush, newly elected Bill Clinton in 1993 ordered the establishment of the President’s Council for Sustainable Development, with the express purpose of enforcing the Agenda 21 blueprint into nearly every agency of the federal government to assure it became the law of the land.  A year later in 1994, the American Planning Association issued a newsletter supporting Agenda 21’s ideas as a “comprehensive blueprint” for local planning.

The main weapon used by Clinton for his call for action was the threat of Environmental Armageddon, particularly manifested through the charge of manmade global warming, later to becoming “climate change.” It didn’t matter if true science refused to cooperate in the scheme, as actual global temperatures are not rising and there continues to be no evidence of any appreciable manmade effects on the climate.  But has truth ever been important to scare mongers?  Paul Watson of Green Peace declared: “It doesn’t matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true.”

President Barack Obama endorsed Clinton’s efforts to have what was originally a voluntary effort for world leaders to comply to Agenda 21.  Obama, believing climate change constituted an economic and security threat to the nation, signed on to the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015 which pledged its nearly 200 participants to work to stem global warming.  Accordingly, on Sept. 21, 2016, Obama instructed federal agencies to consider climate change when drawing up their national security plans. On the same day the National Intelligence Council (NIC) backed Obama with a report saying climate change is “almost certain to have significant direct and indirect social, economic, political, and security implications [and] pose significant national security challenges for the United States over the next two decades.”

President Trump as a stumbling block

President Trump momentarily stymied the U.N movement to advance Agenda 21 worldwide in a White House Rose Garden event on June 2, 2017, and was harshly condemned, when pulling out of the Paris Accords.  President Trump has many times spoken of climate change as “a total and very expensive hoax.”  On March 28, 2017 Trump declared the costs of complying with government regulations designed to limit climate change posed a greater threat to national security than did the changes themselves. Additionally, Trump rescindedObama’s 2016 national security memorandum and many of Obama’s other climate-related directives. Trump’s aim was to end “regulatory burdens that unnecessarily encumber energy production, constrain economic growth and prevent job creation.”

As to the Paris Accords, Dr. Bjorn Lomberg had the following to say in an article by Ed Hiserodt in the March 4, 2019 edition of New American:

“Even if we assume all promises (determined contributions of those signing on to the Paris Accords) are fulfilled by 2030, and continue to fulfill them until the end of the century, and there is non ‘CO2 leakage’ to non-committed nations, the entirety of the Paris promises will reduce temperature rise by just 0.7 degree C (0.306 degrees F) by 2100.

And even if Americans did stop producing CO2, Earth’s CO2 levels would continue to rise because China, India, and other countries are building coal-fired plants by the dozen, which will like more than offset any reductions Americans make.”

Green New Deal of AOC

Enter the Green New Deal, the boldest tactic yet, as proposed by AOC when the Democrat Socialists took control of the House in the 2018 midterms.  The origins and the purpose of the Green New Deal are not unlike the positive-sounding objectives of Agenda 21: to protect the environment and make a better life for all of us.

In that the forces behind Agenda 21 were becoming both impatient and scared because after 27 years Agenda 21 had not yet been realized, coupled with growing apprehensive that people around the world were starting to wise up to the real nature of Agenda 21, permitted the clock of deception to be removed to reveal the true goals of the Green New Deal, socialism and global control as a way to advance Agenda 21.  Still undetermined, however, is whether through congressional action the Green New Deal could be enacted into law.  Presently the most ambitious climate change and clean energy policies are coming from states.

If Illinoisans like the Green New Deal championed by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex, they will like what Illinoisans have in store for them.  Illinois’s general assembly is weighing a bill — the Clean Energy Jobs Act (SB 2132/ HB 3624) — that sets an aggressive target of decarbonizing the state’s energy by 2030 and running the state completely on renewable energy by 2050. That includes deploying more than 40 million solar panels and 2,500 wind turbines alongside $20 billion in new infrastructure over the next decade. Its central goals are 100 percent carbon-free electricity production by 2030 and 100 percent renewable everything across the state by 2050. That means the 2050 goal also precludes nuclear energy!

Broadly, the Green Energy Jobs Act aligns with the Green New Deal. While the Green New Deal resolution is just that — a resolution — in Illinois the rubber might actually meet the road. According to Emily Melbye, chief of staff for State Rep. Ann Williams, a sponsor of the Clean Energy Jobs Act, “This bill is far more comprehensive [than the Green New Deal] and positions Illinois as a leader in the clean energy economy.”

Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, New Jersey, Washington State, Massachusetts, Colorado, Maine, Michigan, and Washington, DC, have commitments or are considering legislation that would put them on a path toward 100 percent clean energy.

Local community sustainable and energy policies

It isn’t only states who are determined to convert to 100 percent renewable energy. There is a direct link between U.N. Agenda 21, as introduced to the world at the Earth Summit in Rio in 1992, and groups who are trying to gain control over local development and energy policies, perhaps even in your community or city?  As far back as 1994 the American Planning Association issued a newsletter supporting Agenda 21’s ideas as a “comprehensive blueprint” for local planning.

In this recent article by Steve Goreham, a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute, a speaker, author, and researcher on environmental issues as well as an engineer and business executive, he writes: 100% percent renewable by 2050 – Is the Mayor of Porkopolis Smarter than a fifth Grader?, Goreham writes:

“Mayors in more than 100 US cities have announced plans to transition their electrical power systems to 100 percent renewable by 2050. They propose replacement of traditional coal, natural gas, and nuclear generating stations with wind, solar, and wood-fired stations. But none of these mayors has a plausible idea of how to meet their commitment.”

Words of Wisdom

Friedrich August von Hayek (1899-1992) Nobel Laureate of Economic Sciences, left this warning for humanity:

“Ever since the beginning of modern science, the best minds have recognized that “the range of acknowledged ignorance will grow with the advance of science.” Unfortunately, the popular effect of this scientific advance has been a belief, seemingly shared by many scientists, that the range of our ignorance is steadily diminishing and that we can therefore aim at more comprehensive and deliberate control of all human activities. It is for this reason that those intoxicated by the advance of knowledge so often become the enemies of freedom.”

As more American city, county, and state governments are duped by the global warming fanatics (alarmists) into initiating new harsh laws and removing individual freedoms, the public can no longer afford to yawn and ignore U.N. Agenda 21 and all its tentacles into our lives.