Three More California Speeches for Trevor Loudon
May 10, 2015 – 11:36 pm EST | 7 Comments

Join Trevor Loudon at the launch of the Palm Springs/Desert Cities Conservative Coalition, May 12th in Palm Springs. Trevor will also be addressing the Mt. View Republican Club, Monday May 18th, 6 to 9 pm,  St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, 830 West Bonta Ave, Claremont, California 91711. Next up is the Placer Tea Party, Parks & […]

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The Jihad Caucus
May 26, 2015 – 5:34 pm EST | No Comment

By: James Simpson
DC Independent Examiner

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Strange Politics

The United States allows 70,000 people from all over the world to obtain legal permanent residence through our Refugee Program–one of the most generous in the world. We also bring in another 40,000 or so through the Asylum program. Then there is the Special Immigrant Visa for people from Iraq and Afghanistan–about 10,000 in FY 2014–and a Cuban/Haitian Entrant program bringing in another 20,000 annually. That adds up to about 140,000.

Many of these “refugees” come from Islamic countries like Somalia, Iraq and Iran, bringing with them at least the potential for terrorism, in many cases a contempt for our country and the almost universal edict among Muslims to dominate. Islamic supremacist Mega Mosques are being erected all over the country, vigorously supported by the Obama Justice Department, which runs interference for them over the objections of local citizenry.

It’s about to get worse. The Syrian civil war–enabled at least partially by Obama’s insane foreign policy–has created a refugee crisis, with approximately 2.9 million Syrians now living in refugee camps in surrounding countries. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees wants the U.S. to accept 130,000 Syrians by the end of 2016. We have only taken 700 so far, but given the FBI’s warning that it cannot guarantee ISIS or other terrorists are not among the refugees, even that is too many.

Not to be dissuaded from such silly national security concerns, a group of 14 U.S. senators, led by the indefatigable Illinois Senator Dick Durbin, have written a letter to Obama urging him to allow 65,000 Syrians in as refugees. This would require a dramatic expansion of the refugee program, and virtually guarantee that a sizable number of ISIS fighters would slip in among them. Frank Gaffney’s Center for Security Policy has given them the moniker “Jihad Caucus” because practically speaking, Jihad is what this request will bring.

The 14 senators demanding this massive influx of Syrians are:

Dick Durbin (D-IL)

Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)

Al Franken (D-MN)

Patrick Leahy (D-VT)

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

Patty Murray (D-WA)

Robert Menendez (D-NJ)

Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

Christopher Coons (D-DE)

Tim Kaine (D-VA)

Edward Markey (D-MA)

Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Mazie Hirono (D-HI)

These same 14 sent another letter in April Demanding action on the Syrians. These senators have truly earned the name Jihad Caucus. A few years back, Dick “Turban” Durbin, as he has been called, said U.S. troops guarding Guantanamo Bay prisoners, were Nazis. Sounds like a bit of projection to me.


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FAA Hiring Scandal Barely Registers with the Media
May 26, 2015 – 10:46 am EST | No Comment

By: Roger Aronoff
Accuracy in Media

The Fox Business Network (FBN) should be congratulated for launching a six-month investigation into the Federal Aviation Administration’s hiring practices, an investigation revealing complicity between the FAA and diversity groups such as the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NBCFAE). The findings were revealed on “The Willis Report” last week on FBN.

The investigation resulted in an article by Adam Shapiro, exposing a story of corruption and attempts to stoke favoritism, where an FAA employee and head of an NBCFAE chapter worked to increase the likelihood that minority candidates would succeed under the FAA’s new hiring practices.

Ironically, one minority applicant, Matthew Douglas, a Native American, received “a perfect score, 100, on the FAA’s old screening test called the Air Traffic Selection and Training exam, or AT-SAT,” Shapiro reports. The FAA disregarded Douglas’ scores and the scores and qualifications of about 3,000 other graduates from accredited programs, according to Shapiro.

“Like several other young men and women pursuing air traffic control degrees, Douglas borrowed thousands of dollars, $30,000 in his case, to earn an FAA accredited degree from programs the FAA calls Collegiate Training Initiative or CTI Schools,” writes Shapiro. “The FAA created the CTI program more than 20 years ago to provide the agency with a reliable source of qualified air traffic control applicants.”

Shapiro points out that “It takes several years of study to acquire the complex skills necessary to become an air traffic controller, or ATC. It’s considered among the highest pressured jobs in America.”

What happened to Douglas is yet another scandal of the Obama administration, though no one in the media is calling it that. It’s one thing to lower standards when you’re filling positions at the Department of Commerce, or adding another bureaucrat at the Department of Transportation, where people’s lives are not at stake on a moment-by-moment basis. But doing so for air traffic controllers is truly an outrage, and a scandal.

“But just as Matthew Douglas prepared for a new year and a new life, the FAA dropped a bomb. On December 30, 2013 the FAA threw out his AT-SAT score, CTI diploma and recommendations from his CTI program administrators,” reports Shapiro. “In fact, the FAA threw out the AT-SAT scores and CTI qualifications of an estimated 3,000 CTI graduates and military veterans who were all previously designated ‘well qualified’ to become air traffic controllers. The FAA told them all to start over. But this time, when they applied for a job, their college degrees and previous military experience would mean nothing. They would now compete with thousands of people the agency calls ‘off the street hires;’ anyone who wants to, can walk in off the street without any previous training and apply for an air traffic control job. The FAA’s only requirements, to apply, are be a U.S. citizen, have a high school diploma, speak English and pass the FAA’s new BQ, Biographical Questionnaire. What Douglas and thousands of other CTI graduates didn’t know was that the FAA was planning these changes long before the agency made them public.”

But Moranda Reilly, a woman who scored lower on the same test for which Douglas scored a perfect 100, joined the NBCFAE, and received preferential treatment through the help of air traffic controller Shelton Snow. He sent her and other applicants a recorded message last February instructing them how to fill out the new take-home biographical questionnaire.

“Keep in mind we are trying to maximize your opportunities,” stated Snow, the local NBCFAE chapter president, in the recording, according to Shapiro. “I am going to send it out to each of you and as you progress through the stages refer to those images so you will know which icons you should select…I am about 99 point 99 percent sure that it is exactly how you need to answer each question in order to get through the first phase.”

“Reilly says Snow and other NBCFAE officials conducted workshops showing NBCFAE associate members…the correct answers to select on the [questionnaire] as well as key words to use on their resumés in order to be selected by FAA hiring personnel who were also NBCFAE members,” reports Shapiro.

In addition, according to Shapiro, “Candidates were, and still are, allowed to take the test unsupervised, on their own time and on their home computers over a two week period.”

On Friday, the NBCFAE denied the cheating allegations, though it failed to address any of the specific accusations.

Shapiro’s story outlining how the FAA is both wasting resources and threatening the security of America’s airlines, along with the flying public, received virtually no media attention. While The Wall Street Journal followed up on the story, they left out key details about the FAA’s ongoing corruption—casting the new hiring practices instead as the agency ending “an inside track,” while ignoring the perverse incentives created. But at least they reported on the issue. Most of the media chose to ignore it. AOL News actually carried a good story on it, clearly recognizing the Fox Business News story for uncovering a potential scandal. But in no way did AOL News link it to the policies of the Obama administration.

Shapiro’s story was really about a new inside track at the FAA—one based on diversity and preference instead of skill and merit as the primary criteria.

“Meanwhile, at least 28 controller applicants have brought discrimination claims against the FAA, including one seeking class-action status,” reports Susan Carey for The Wall Street Journal. “A redacted copy of that complaint alleges the FAA eliminated the preferential hiring list to discriminate against the scholastic group to benefit minority applicants even though, the complaint says, the earlier system wasn’t found to have hampered them.”

The widespread nature of this crisis should have indicated to Carey and other reporters that this issue needs to be investigated further.

Congress has shown an interest, as Congressman Randy Hultgren (R-IL) “is cosponsoring the Air Traffic Controllers Hiring Act of 2015 to force the FAA to abandon the BQ and restore preferred hiring status for CTI graduates and military veterans who score high enough on the AT-SAT to be designated ‘well qualified,’” reported Shapiro.

“The biggest objective is to make sure that our air travel is still the safest in the world and air traffic controllers are a big part of that,’” said Hultgren.

But the media are still ignoring the story. So what if our air traffic control centers are not based on merit? The safety of the flying public doesn’t hinge on having the best people in those towers, does it? Apparently some believe the goal of our federal government should be ethnic diversity consistent with the general population, not equal opportunity, regardless of the position being filled.

We wish the FAA would respect the flying public enough to treat its hiring practices like those of the National Basketball Association. The NBA could care less that, as of 2013, over three quarters of its players were African-American, whereas only 13% of all Americans were at that time. Is that because of discrimination, or because the NBA is a pure meritocracy? Only the best basketball players get to play. When it comes to air traffic safety, racially- and demographically-blind hiring standards should be applied across the country as well.v


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The Betrayal Papers — Chris Muir Edition
May 26, 2015 – 10:32 am EST | No Comment

The Right Planet

How cool is this? Chris Muir has put together a series of cartoons based on the “Betrayal Papers,” a collaborative research effort that I was honored to have been a part of. You can click on each cartoon to read the corresponding article in the series. Big hat tip to Chris Muir at DayByDayCartoon.com!

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The Betrayal Papers is a collaborative effort by the Coalition of Concerned Citizens, which includes: Andrea Shea King, Dr. Ashraf Ramelah, Benjamin Smith, Brent Parrish, Charles Ortel, Chris Nethery, Denise Simon, Dick Manasseri, Gary Kubiak, Gates of Vienna, Hannah Szenes, IQ al Rassooli, Right Side News, Marcus Kohan, Mary Fanning, General Paul E. Vallely, Regina Thomson, Scott Smith, Sharon Rondeau, Terresa Monroe-Hamilton, Colonel Thomas Snodgrass, Trevor Loudon, Wallace Bruschweiler, and William Palumbo.

Related:

Audio version at the following links:

  • The Betrayal Papers — Part 1 ( 13:38)
  • The Betrayal Papers — Part II (21:29)
  • The Betrayal Papers — Part III (30:00)
  • The Betrayal Papers — Part IV (34:00)
  • The Betrayal Papers — Part V (33:58)
  • The Betrayal Papers — Part VI (39:00)

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AMERICA IN CRISIS – Public Q&A with Panel of Experts
May 26, 2015 – 9:09 am EST | No Comment

Tuesday, May 26, 8-10pm EST

SPECIAL GUEST HOST EPISODE of Uncommon Knowledge!

Guests from the Coalition of Concerned Citizens will discuss and address questions on many of the most burning political and national security topics of the day, including:

  • The Clintons’ long history with the international terrorist group The Muslim Brotherhood.
  • Our broken immigration system, both legal and illegal, and some basic steps that can be taken to fix it.
  • The federal takeover of local and state police.
  • Continuing crisis of American inner cities and the Obama’s fanning of racial flames.

The panel of experts will be there to take your calls on these topics and more!

The program will be hosted by Denise Simon, Senior Research/Intelligence Analyst for Foreign and Domestic Policy for Stand Up America US as well as the aide de camp for MAJOR GENERAL PAUL E. VALLELY, US ARMY (ret).

Panelists include:

Mary Fanning a co-founder of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens and The American Report.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is a Constitutional Conservative. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net, is the Editor of TrevorLoudon.com and is a researcher at KeyWiki.org. Terresa specializes in national security, constitutional and communist issues, and writes for multiple outlets. She owns Monroe Virtual Services.

Wallace Bruschweiler, active with intelligence and counter-terrorism on four continents for three decades. He is fluent in four languages,and an expert on national security issues with over 30 years experience operating in Europe, Middle East and North Africa.

William Palumbo, founder of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens, a group of retired military, law enforcement, analysts and journalists who are focused on exposing the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States.

We get underway at 8 pm EST. The call-in number is 714-888-7404. The link to listen:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/prnradionetwork/2015/05/27/uncommon-knowledge


Ted Cruz – Honor Our Heroes Today and Every Day
May 25, 2015 – 5:00 pm EST | One Comment
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Earlier today, Heidi and I had the tremendous honor of attending the Memorial Day Ceremony at Houston National Cemetery. As patriots across our nation gather to remember and honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom, I wanted to share with you my remarks from this morning’s ceremony: Thank you very much, and […]

GoNavy.
May 25, 2015 – 11:18 am EST | No Comment
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Chris Muir – Day by Day Cartoon

Project Vigil: D-Day, The saluting boy on Omaha beach – We Honor Those Past and Present This Memorial Day
May 25, 2015 – 11:05 am EST | No Comment
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NoisyRoom.net Hat Tip: BB Remembering the meaning of Memorial Day Ted Cruz on Twitter: Wishing you a restful and reverent #MemorialDay weekend as we remember those who paid the ultimate price for freedom. pic.twitter.com/vilSEtQKEO — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 24, 2015 Kick Off the Memorial Day Weekend with the Opening Monologue The Meaning of Memorial […]

7 Stages of the Progressive Agenda
May 25, 2015 – 10:30 am EST | 2 Comments
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The People’s Cube Commissarka Pinkie STAGE 1: Identify the issue. Any Progressive can make an issue out of anything. That’s the Power of the People! Just name it and blame Republicans. Many issues never go beyond Stage 1 because they are so readily and widely embraced by the masses. Examples include free cell phones, free […]

Forum: Do you think the Patriot Act should be renewed?
May 25, 2015 – 9:09 am EST | No Comment
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The Watcher’s Council Every week on Monday morning, the Council and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum with short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture or daily living. This week’s question: Do you think the Patriot Act should be renewed? Why? GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD: Really in favor of […]

Who’s Holding the Leash?
May 24, 2015 – 7:20 am EST | No Comment
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Chris Muir – Day by Day Cartoon

Marxist Pope Targets America’s Freedoms
May 23, 2015 – 3:15 pm EST | 3 Comments
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By: Cliff Kincaid America’s Survival Vatican adviser Jeffrey Sachs says the Pope will be attacking the “American idea” of a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness when he speaks to Congress in September. We talk with Vic Biorseth of CatholicAmericanThinker.com about the ominous and dangerous developments within the Roman Catholic Church. Vic […]

Who is he?
May 23, 2015 – 7:38 am EST | One Comment
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Chris Muir – Day by Day Cartoon

Kremlin Disinformation and Propaganda [VIDEO]
May 22, 2015 – 4:31 pm EST | No Comment
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The Right Planet Via 20committee.com: I recently was honored to participate at the Joint Baltic American National Committee (JBANC) conference in Washington, DC, where I took part in a discussion of Kremlin disinformation and propaganda. My comments, on Chekist Active Measures and their relevance today, kicks off at 25:25, and the Q&A following the talks […]

Ted Cruz on the Pat Cambell Show
May 22, 2015 – 11:47 am EST | No Comment
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NoisyRoom.net Hat Tip: BB

Genocide.
May 22, 2015 – 10:35 am EST | No Comment
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Chris Muir – Day by Day Cartoon

The Council Has Spoken!! Our Watcher’s Council Results – 05/22/15
May 22, 2015 – 10:17 am EST | No Comment
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The Watcher’s Council Obama saves the Republic… Anti-Stephanopoulos Artwork Posted Near ABC News Headquarters in Manhattan The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match-up. I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent […]

How the Media Got Into Bed with the Clintons
May 22, 2015 – 9:43 am EST | No Comment
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By: Cliff Kincaid Accuracy in Media Republican operative Karl Rove writes in The Wall Street Journal that “few demonstrate as much contempt for journalists as do Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.” That may be true for Obama, but Mrs. Clinton has taken a different approach. Her platforms, the Clinton Foundation and its project, the Clinton […]

Michelle Malkin: Ted Cruz Practices What He Preaches
May 21, 2015 – 4:06 pm EST | No Comment
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NoisyRoom.net “I think he most embodies the kind of founding father model of a conservative.” That’s what Michelle Malkin said about Ted Cruz on Fox News Radio. When asked who in the 2016 field she found most intriguing, Michelle said, “Most intriguing to me, of course, would be Ted Cruz. I think he practices what […]

What Does Blumenthal Know About Obama?
May 21, 2015 – 11:02 am EST | One Comment
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By: Cliff Kincaid Accuracy in Media It appears that Hillary Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal has a network of military and intelligence connections that made him anathema to the Obama White House. Blumenthal must know something about Obama that kept him from getting a State Department job under Hillary. Congress has the power to compel Blumenthal […]

Assaults.
May 21, 2015 – 10:23 am EST | No Comment
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Our Weasel Of The Week!! – 05/21/15
May 21, 2015 – 9:07 am EST | No Comment
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The Watcher’s Council Once again, It’s time to present this week’s statuette of shame, The Golden Weasel!! Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to […]

De Blasio’s “Contract for Communism”
May 20, 2015 – 7:58 pm EST | 2 Comments
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By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton NoisyRoom.net Red Bill de Blasio just unveiled a 13-point national “Progressive Agenda” that is being touted as the liberal “Contract with America.” It more closely resembles a “Contract for Communism.” And a majority of Democrats wholeheartedly approve this as the basis for the “Progressive Agenda” – the bedrock for their primary economic […]

To My Friends in Phoenix, Chicago, Boston, and New York: Go and See Conservative Comedian Evan Sayet
May 20, 2015 – 7:51 pm EST | 3 Comments
To My Friends in Phoenix, Chicago, Boston, and New York: Go and See Conservative Comedian Evan Sayet

Please, please, please!!! Take some time out of your busy schedule to go and see conservative comedian Evan Sayet during his upcoming cross-country tour. I’ve dined with this guy. He’s both an intelligent principled ex-liberal turned conservative and a hilarious story-teller. He is the author of the epic viral tweet, after two Islamic terrorist were shot […]

Watcher’s Council Nominations – No Strings Attached Edition
May 20, 2015 – 2:42 pm EST | No Comment
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The Watcher’s Council Phony, corrupt little meat puppet… Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from […]

What’s Your Vision of Our Future?
May 20, 2015 – 12:40 pm EST | 3 Comments
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By: Dick Manasseri Jon McNaughton Once you read: Obama’s Betrayal of America: Stating, and now Proving, the Obvious Think about your own vision for what happens to America – to our children/grandchildren: Here’s mine: Obama is favoring the Shia in Iran to hold back the Sunni-ISIS in Iraq. He is OK with Iran having nukes […]

Hillary Clinton’s Hypocritical and Totalitarian War on Free Speech
May 20, 2015 – 12:13 pm EST | No Comment
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By: Benjamin Weingarten TheBlaze Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has suggested that a key litmus test in evaluating prospective Supreme Court appointees would be their willingness to challenge “the right of billionaires to buy elections.” Presumably, a suitable judge would indicate a desire to overturn the Citizens United decision that struck down a ban on […]

Mike Morell Attempts to Repair His Damaged Credibility
May 20, 2015 – 11:23 am EST | No Comment
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By: Roger Aronoff Accuracy in Media Mike Morell, the former Deputy CIA Director and Acting CIA Director, is out with a new book, and has been making the rounds on virtually every TV network. This is supposed to be his time to set the record straight, but he has apparently decided not to do that. […]

Eyes Open.
May 20, 2015 – 10:57 am EST | No Comment
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Chris Muir – Day by Day Cartoon

Weekly Featured Profile – Chris Michalakis
May 19, 2015 – 2:33 pm EST | No Comment
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KeyWiki.org Chris Michalakis is a Detroit, Michigan labor leader and socialist activist. He is the former president of the Metro-Detroit AFL-CIO Central Labor Council. Prior to that position, he served as the Metro-Detroit AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer and worked for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 876, as their state-wide Legislative and Political Director. He […]

Liberal Academic Says America’s Founding Document Outmoded
May 19, 2015 – 1:52 pm EST | 2 Comments
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By: Cliff Kincaid Accuracy in Media Top Vatican adviser Jeffrey Sachs says that when Pope Francis visits the United States in September, he will directly challenge the “American idea” of God-given rights embodied in the Declaration of Independence. Sachs, a special advisor to the United Nations and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, […]

Our Weasel Of The Week Nominees! – 05/19/15
May 19, 2015 – 1:34 pm EST | No Comment
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The Watcher’s Council It’s time once again for the Watcher’s Council’s ‘Weasel Of The Week’ nominations, where we pick our choices to compete for the award of the famed Golden Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, […]