David A. Cook CoffeeShop Weekly January 21. 2020
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is either an idiot or simply loves lying to people. She stated that when people of color came together to protest the death of Eric Garner and Freddie Gray police were in riot gear, but when second amendment rights people come together waving confederate flags and carrying automatic weapons, there are no police in sight.
Okay let forget the fact that when people protested over these two men being killed riots broke out. The second amendment rally was peaceful with not one altercation, and from every video I have viewed there wasn’t one confederate flag being flown. I came across some videos and pictures where attendees were carry guns, but they seemed to be in the minority. The point being that where there is violence police prepare accordingly. The same is true when there isn’t any violence. Below is AOC’s comments:
For a great over view of the rally and the people who attended including minorities, LGBT Community, and Women The Daily Wire has a great article.
David A. Cook CoffeeShop Weekly January 17, 2020
Well it is about time! As reported by The Daily Signal, A Trump appointed Judge refused to use a defendants preferred pronoun. Judge Stuart Duncan stated that the courts had no jurisdiction to grant the request, and that no statute requires the courts to do so.
A judge appointed by President Donald Trump refused Wednesday to use the preferred pronouns of a transgender child pornographer.
Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan denied a motion Wednesday from federal prisoner Norman Varner to change the prisoner’s name to Katherine Nicole Jett and to call the prisoner by his preferred pronouns.
Varner requested in 2018 that the name on his judgment of committal, which is Norman Varner, be changed to the prisoner’s “new legal name of Katherine Nicole Jett.” Varner reportedly came out as transgender in 2015, began taking hormone therapy shortly after, and plans to have gender reassignment surgery.
Duncan denied the motion, saying that the courts had no jurisdiction to grant the request. The judge wrote in his opinion that Varner cited no legal authority and merely referenced feelings. The judge also referred to the transgender child pornographer with male pronouns throughout his opinion and by the name “Varner.”
I often ask, what more can the democrats do to demonstrate their utter hatred for America and for the freedom of the oppressed. Well, they showed me that very thing this week by blocking a resolution condemning the Iranian government for shooting protesters and for shooting down a domestic Ukrainian airliner killing all passengers on board and lying about it. It also called on the Iranian government to refrain from use of violence against protesters and to protect their freedom of expression.
The resolution called for:
(1) condemns Iran for killing over 1,000 Iranian citizens who were protesting their government,
(2) condemns the Government of Iran for shooting down Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752,
(3) condemns the Government of Iran for repeatedly lying to its people and to the world about its responsibility for the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752,
(4) calls on the Government of Iran to refrain from the use of violence, and protect the rights of freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, the leader’s office explains.
As simple and straight forward as this may be, the democrats said no. A resolution that should have brought both sides together, the democrats would not allow it to come up for a vote.
House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy tweeted:
What a disappointment —Democrats just blocked a vote on a resolution supporting the Iranian protestors.— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) January 14, 2020
This is not the time for partisan politics. This should be a time for the US Congress to speak with one voice to condemn an Iranian regime that kills its own people.
"The Iranian people - and the whole world - need to know that America stands with those who stand for freedom, and it’s pathetic that Democrats have refused to lend their support,"
To add insult to injury, only days after the House voted to reign in President Trump’s powers to deal with Iran, Chuck Schumer is leading the charge in the Senate to do the same thing. As reported by Burgess Everett:
Schumer says Kaine has the 51 votes to pass resolution reining in Trump on Iran. Timing tbd— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) January 14, 2020
Democrats are afraid that Trump is acting in a way that threatens America. However, even Obama's National Security Adviser Retired Marine General Jim Jones stood up for Trump saying it was the right thing to do and he shouldn't back off.
As reported by The Daily Wire:
Retired Marine General Jim Jones, former President Barack Obama’s National Security Adviser, praised President Donald Trump in an interview this week for killing Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani, saying that the decision was “absolutely correct” while essentially adding that the president should not listen to Democrats on this issue.
On Tuesday, Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL), who served served in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom and lost both his legs and one of his fingers after he stepped on an IED in September 2010, issued a blunt question to his Democratic colleagues in the House of Representatives that left them speechless, asking them to name one name on the wall in Congress memorializing American soldiers who have died in the war on terror that did not justify the killing of the Iranian terror chief General Qassem Soleimani.
The democrat's response is all you need to know. Watch video below:
One might wonder what ancient sailors would have thought if they saw this several thousand years ago. While we have the scientific explanation for it, it is still an eerie sight. As reported by Christian Headlines:
A stunning image captured by a photographer in Qatar appears to show a massive pair of “devil horns” emerging from the horizon across the Persian Gulf.
The photographer, Elias Chasiotis, had planned on taking pictures of a solar eclipse when he snapped the eerie image on December 26. "I hoped that optical effects like inferior mirage would be visible and I was lucky enough to capture them,” he told Bored Panda. "I was worried that nothing would come out of the eclipse. However, when the sun finally began to rise, it looked like two separate pieces, some sort of red horns piercing the sea.”
The phenomenon is called a “Fata Morgana” and takes place when rays of light bend as they pass through air layers of varying temperatures.
In an amazing Ted Talks, Alexander Tsiaras, presents a film showing the incredible development of a human being.
Alexander Tsiaras, according to his bio, is "Founder and CEO of StoryMD, has been called a "Digital Age Leonardo da Vinci". He is a technology innovator, whose roots are based in his art and science photojournalism background. Tsiaras has developed cutting edge scientific imaging software that enables him to scan and record the human body at every stage; from a single cell at the moment of conception, through the biological development of man and woman and he tells compelling stories of wellness and prevention with them."
He's the author of Body Voyage and co-author of Information Architects. Alenander is the author of From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds and The Architecture and Design of Man and Woman: The Marvel of the Human Body, Revealed.
When viewing this, it brought to mind the scripture below. Watch and be amazed.
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.
Psalm 139:13-16 (NLT)
On Monday, President Trump made a statement concerning the Obama Administrations failures in Iran. As could be expected, fact checkers went to work to see how they could show Trump’s words false and protect the holy one Barak Obama. In their zeal they misrepresented not only the words Trump spoke, but the very history of facts that surrounded his comments.
Here is what Trump Said:
We gave them $150 billion and $1.8 billion and we got nothing. … Look at what they did to John Kerry and to President Obama. Look what happened, where they’re bringing planeloads of cash, planeloads, big planes, 757s, Boeing 757s coming in loaded up with cash. What kind of a deal is that?
First, they stated that the money Iran received was money owed to them.
“When Iran signed the multinational deal to restrain its nuclear development in return for being freed from sanctions, it regained access to its own assets, which had been frozen abroad. There was no $150 billion gift from the U.S. treasury or other countries. Iran was allowed to get its money back,”
In response to this conclusion, former congressional staffer Donny Ferguson tweeted:
This "fact check" is fake. Trump never claimed the money came from the Treasury.— Donny Ferguson □ (@DonnyFerguson) January 8, 2020
This is an old "fact check" trick. The media intentionally misrepresent a factual statement, then "fact check" their own misrepresentation so the reader thinks the original true statement was false. https://t.co/VPDd5T10I9
Then we have the $1.8 billion that was given to Iran in another transaction. AP explained this one away as such:
The $1.8 billion refers to a separate matter, also misstated by the president going back to before the 2016 election.
A payout of roughly that amount did come from the U.S. treasury. It was to pay an old IOU.
In the 1970s, Iran paid the U.S. $400 million for military equipment that was never delivered because the government was overthrown and diplomatic relations ruptured. After the nuclear deal, the U.S. and Iran announced they had settled the matter, with the U.S. agreeing to pay the $400 million principal along with about $1.3 billion in interest.
The $400 million was paid in cash and flown to Tehran on a cargo plane. The arrangement provided for the interest to be paid later.
David Harsanyi writing for the National Review offered his explanation of what was done writing:
We never “owed” the Islamic Republic any money. This is a myth. In 2016, the United States was in the middle of an unresolved dispute in front of the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal at The Hague over cash advanced by the Shah for military equipment we refused to deliver after the 1979 revolution. You might recall, this is when Iran began prosecuting its war against the United States, taking hostages, and killing service members.
It is unlikely that U.S. would ultimately have been obligated to hand over a single deutschmark to the mullahs. For one thing, the U.S. had its own counterclaims over Iran’s many violations — which, in total, exceeded the amount supposedly “owed” to it. Obama, in his obsessive goal of placating Iran to procure a deal, unilaterally dismissed a stipulation held by the previous administration that the United States wouldn’t release funds until other court judgments held against Iran for its terrorist acts on American citizens were all resolved.
Let’s remember, until the Wall Street Journal reported that the administration had secretly airlifted $400 million in ransom payments for four Americans detained in Tehran — seven months after the fact — we were never informed about the cash transfers. And Obama never offered any legal justification or accounting for the billions he transferred. Nor did Obama ever explain the fiscal calculation of tacking on an extra $1.3 billion in interest payments. The president, in fact, risibly claimed that the agreement had saved “billions of dollars.”
To top off their detailed critique of Trumps statements they also moaned over Trump saying that they used Boeing 757’s rather than the actual cargo plane that was used.
So, Obama gave them money he was not obligated to give and in fact gave them money that they did not deserve to have. A lot of the money was flown over in the dead of night in a secret delivery, but Trumps statements are false. Is it any wonder I have little to no faith in these so-called fact checkers?
David A. Cook CoffeeShop Weekly January 9, 2020
Joe Biden, speaking in New York On Tuesday, condemned the airstrikes that killed terrorist and head of the IRGCC Quasem Soleimani. Below are some excerpts from Biden’s remarks as reported by CBS:
"Trump's impulsive decision may well do more to strengthen Iran's position in the region than any of Soleimani's plots would have ever accomplished," Biden predicted.
He criticized President Trump for having "no strategy" and "no endgame." He said that the president's "constant mistakes" and poor decision-making have left the U.S. with limited options.
Biden criticized Mr. Trump in his speech for bringing the U.S. "dangerously close" to starting a new war in the Middle East, despite campaigning on bringing an end to so-called endless wars.
"I have no illusions about Iran. The regime has long sponsored terrorism and threatened our interests. They've ruthlessly killed hundreds of protesters, and they should be held accountable for their actions," the former vice president said. "But there is a smart way to counter them — and a self-defeating way. Trump's approach is demonstrably the latter."
"It's not to suggest I haven't made mistakes in my career, but I will put my record against anyone in public life in terms of foreign policy,"
Keep in mind that there is no one in US politics today who has been more wrong on foreign policy than Joe Biden. The man simply does not understand the world around him, and he makes decisions that have historically been proven wrong. Despite all his wrong positions Biden still thinks he was right most the time and is proud of his decisions. So, let’s take a look at some of the statement above as see how they pan out.
He claims President Trump has no strategy and no endgame. He also claimed that Trump’s constant mistakes and poor decision-making have left the U.S. with limited options. So, here is a simple question for Mr. Biden. How do you know that the President doesn’t have a strategy or endgame? Do you think Trump is required to tell you what he is thinking? Why should Trump tell any democrat what he is thinking or planning when all they will do is leak it out and provide aid and comfort to America’s enemies. After all these are the same people who have lied about him and have impeached him by making up charges without any evidence to support it. Yeah Joe, he gonna run to you and tell you what his plans are.
What are the constant mistakes and poor decisions he has been making Joe? Please spell them out if you can you blithering buffoon. How are we dangerously close to a war with Iran? Come on man! To use a phrase, you love to use. Spit it out. Iran stood down and have said they will not continue with attacks. The problem with you Joe is that you don’t understand peace through strength. You believe that appeasing terrorist is the best approach. Releasing $150 billion dollars to them is the way to make them like us even though once they received the money, they were chanting “Death to America”. What a bloviating bucket of pus. That was your smarter way to counter them? They took our money and built bombs to drop on us. Yeah Joe, that is truly the way to go.
Joe Biden has a track record of ill-advised Foreign policy decision that is worse than a broken clock telling time correctly. According to the Atlantic Biden has been wrong on several issues. Here are just a few.
1991 Biden voted against the Persian Gulf War, which most historians believe was one of the United States's great military successes.
2006 Biden wanted to carve up Iraq into three separate regions saying that the Iraqi people would never unite behind a single central government. He called it fundamentally and fatally flawed. He later changed position and said he was happy how the Iraqi people were distributing power.
2010 Biden advised then president Obama to not proceed with the plans to raid a compound in Pakistan to capture or kill Bin Laden.
But there is so much more. Biden opposed the Reagan policy on the 80’s that upended and broke up the Soviet Union and eventually brought an end to the cold war. In 2003 Biden said that “The Surge” of Troops in Iraq would make things much worse for America and its forces. It turned out to be a great success.
Then we have Biden's vocal support for Obama’s strategy of ignoring Isis. If you remember Obama called them a JV team. That worked out well. Then we have the Libya mess. Biden was against Obama going to war with Libya, but after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi Biden then decided to endorse the mission calling it a great success. Stating, as reported by the Los Angeles Times:
“NATO got it right,” he said. “In this case, America spent $2 billion and didn’t lose a single life. This is more the prescription for how to deal with the world as we go forward than it has in the past.”
After Libya fell apart, Biden then reverted to his old position saying he was right all along. Then we have the Iran nuclear deal. This was a deal so bad that Obama didn’t even try to get the Senate to ratify it. Biden was given the job of increasing public approval of the deal as well as get more democrats on board as many were not certain it was the right thing to do. Iran proceeded to break the terms of the deal right after receiving $1.7 billion in unmarked bills placed on pallets shrink wrapped and delivered directly to Iran and the release of $150 billion in funds help up by sanctions. Finally, we have the Russian interference in our elections. What no one seems to understand is that this happened under the Obama and Biden administration. They were so weak with Russia that they not only let Russia interfere with our election but they approved the transfer of 20% of our uranium mining capability.
I could go on, but I think by now you get the point. And then there is this gem. The great foreign policy expert cannot keep Iraq and Iran clear in his mind.
Okay, anyone could make this mistake, it just that a few hours earlier, he made the exact same mistake in another speech. This guy is so bush league it is ridiculous. There may have been a time when Joey boy may have had a couple wits to rub together but I think those days have passed. This guy isn't close to being competent.
David A. Cook CoffeeShop Weekly January 6, 2020
Dr. Qanta Ahmed, a Muslim physician and scholar and Independent Women's Forum visiting fellow from Great Britain, joined native Iranian journalist/producer at Voice of America Persian Service Masih Alinejad, along with Rebecca Heinrichs of the Hudson Institute on Fox News with Ed Henry. Each had strong words for those in the West who criticized President Trump’s airstrike that killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani - supporting the idea that this was a strategic and tactical mission that should be celebrated.
David A. Cook CoffeeShop Weekly January 5, 2020
Susan Rice, former National Security Advisor for the Obama administration, took to the air waves this weekend speaking on CNN and MSNBC to proclaim that we can’t trust the Trump administration. According to Rice, when they tell us why he ordered an air strike against Qasem Soleimani, you can’t believe them because they have a record for misrepresenting facts. Speaking to Wolf Blitzer, who let her speak without an push back, Rice stated that: “I am doubtful that ultimately it will prove to be the right thing."
She also lied about the Obama administration not having the opportunity to take out Soleimani during her tenure as National Security Advisor.
"The Obama administration was not presented with an opportunity by our intelligence community or by the U.S. military to strike Qassem Soleimani."
At the heart of that type of decision was the Iran Nuclear deal that provide a path for Iran to gain a nuclear weapon along with $1.7 billion dollars of unmarked bills delivered directly to Iran on shrink-wrap pallets. In addition, Obama provided amnesty to him by removing him from the Treasury Department designated terrorist list (See page 86). A list he had been on since 2007.
Obama also ignored his violating the travel ban by knowingly allowing him to travel to Russia and meet with Valamir Putin.
The list goes on in terms of the Obama administration providing cover for Soleimani, including indications that they tipped off the Iranian about an Israeli plan to kill him.
With all that said, it brings to remembrance Rice and the entire Obama Administration lying to the world about the Benghazi attacks and how they were nothing more than a response to a You Tube video.
However, contradicting these statements were the emails and statement of Clinton herself.
Around 10:00 pm, on the day of the attacks, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a statement confirming that one State official was killed in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Her statement, which MSNBC posted at 10:32 p.m., made reference to the anti-Muslim video.
"Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others," she said in a statement. "But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind."
However, an email was discovered in 2015 by the House Select Committee on Benghazi. It is written to “Diane Reynolds,” which was Chelsea Clinton’s alias. In the email written at 11:12 pm on the same night, Clinton writes:
“Two of our officers were killed in Benghazi by an al Qaeda-like group: The Ambassador, whom I handpicked and a young communications officer on temporary duty w a wife and two young children. Very hard day and I fear more of the same tomorrow.”
In an interview on Fox News on Saturday, Former U.S. Marine and Benghazi Annex Security team member Mark Geist had a few things to say about Rice.
“It’s typical tactics from the Democrats,” Geist said. “They’re going to bring out their standard bearer, just like they did in Benghazi.”
Geist said that Blitzer was “letting her skate” one more time talking about “integrity.” [….]
“I mean, most protests they don’t typically bring AK-47s, belt-fed machine guns, and RPGs. That’s somebody planning an attack and they knew it,” Geist told Hegseth.
“They knew it when she went out on the speaking circuit on Sunday,” he continued. “But, instead of telling the truth she wanted to tell lies because she had to say what the administration — at the time — wanted.”
“If President Trump had been in office during Benghazi, we wouldn’t have lost four Americans,” he concluded.
With all this, Rice dares to lecture us and the world about the Trump Administration spreading misinformation! Such a rancid and lying soul this woman is.
On December 31, 2019 hundreds of supporters of an Iranian backed militia stormed the US Embassy in Baghdad. The attack was in response to air strikes on five militia facilities in Iraq and Syria that killed 25 fighters. This offensive was in retaliation for terrorist assaults by Iranian supported Kataeb Hezbollah that effectuated the death of an American contractor.
The left was swift to attack Trump and the US and portray the terrorist as innocents. The New York Times posted a tweet stating:
“Hundreds of Iraqi mourners tried to storm the United States Embassy in Baghdad, shouting “Down, down USA!,” in response to deadly American airstrikes this week that killed 25 fighters” https://nyti.ms/2tmqOTl
Interesting the terrorist were called mourners, but US actions were called deadly. Such is the case for people and organizations on the left.
Fast forward to Thursday January 2, 2020. President Trump orders an air strike killing Qassem Soleimani, who was the leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps - a designated terrorist organization. Soleimani was responsible for the deaths of over 600 U.S. troops. Also killed in the attack was Abu Mahdi al- Mohandes, who was a top paramilitary commander in Iran. The New York Times described him as:
The general was a figure of intense interest to people both in and out of Iran. It is not just that he was in charge of Iranian intelligence gathering and covert military operations and regarded as one of its most cunning and autonomous military figures. He was also believed to be very close to the country’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei — and seen as a potential future leader of Iran.
Then we have Benghazi, where four Americans were murdered at the hands of terrorist including our ambassador. At the time of the attack, both President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew it was a terrorist attack, but instead ran cover for the perpetrators by saying it was a video that caused the attack. They lied to the world, the American people and the grieving family and friends of those killed.
Why should it suprise anyone that the left has an apologetic soft spot for terrorist and disdain for American respect?
David A. Cook CoffeeShop Weekly January 2, 2020
If you were to take to heart the ravings of climate alarmist such as AOC, Greta Thunberg, celebrities, and all the democratic presidential candidates, you might be approaching this new year with dread. And why wouldn't you, if you believe that life as we know it is soon to come to an end. It is important to understand that there are those who believe in climate change but do not believe in the ultimate demise of man because of it. Then there are those who preach the dogma of extinction. There are people who believe in climate change but do not believe that man's activity is the primary cause for it. Where you fall in regard to these different positions (and there are others) will determine the degree of foreboding you may experience or lack thereof.
Well, take a deep breath, and relax. The truth is things are not as they are being presented. While this topic will be discussed often throughout the year, we wanted to start with this. Tony Heller as produced a video which puts to bed several ominous myths about climate change. It is around 13 minutes long but it is well worth the time.