Daily Archives: March 2, 2019

From Roy Rogers to Infanticide

Democrats, Hollywood, and fake news media say America no longer wants white guys like Roy Rogers on TV, infecting our kids with Christian morals and family values.

I learned that the Roy Rogers Museum in Branson, MO closed its doors forever. Roy Rogers was a bit before my time. Still, the closing of his museum triggered something in me. My late black dad, Dr. Rev. Lloyd E. Marcus was a big Roy Rogers fan. I remember Roy Rogers as a good guy cowboy on TV who always did the right thing. Roy’s character was very much like my dad’s. No, I am not going to get sappy, reminiscing about a time when TV role models taught kids right from wrong. Suggest that some behaviors are right and some behaviors are wrong — how corny, judgmental, intolerant and old fashion is that?

America has moved on. Democrats, Hollywood, and fake news media say America no longer wants white guys like Roy Rogers on TV, infecting our kids with Christian morals and family values.

America has moved on from the biblical teaching that there are only two genders. NYC recognizes 31 different genders. Facebook gives customers 56 gender options. Leftists believe they are far more sophisticated and intelligent than Bible believers and Americans living in flyover country.

Leftists say determining a baby’s gender by its genitalia at birth is idiotic. They say we must allow the child to evolve into the gender it wants to be. This insane child abuse has led to hundreds of kids as young as four years old identifying as transgender and changing their sex.

American College of Pediatricians president Dr. Michelle Cretella wrote, “Transgender Ideology Has Infiltrated My Field and Produced Large-Scale Child Abuse.” Dr. Cretella also stated, “No one is born transgender.”

America has moved on from children respecting their father and their elders. There I go sounding like an old guy. My sister, three brothers and I were raised respecting our dad, answering him with yes or no sir. Dad was fun and easy to talk to. But we understood that he was not our peer. Hollywood routinely portrays fathers as idiots whose kids give them zero respect.

America has moved on from TV heroes like Superman who stood for “truth, justice and the America way.” Leftist indoctrination in public school has our kids believing “the American way” and patriotism are racist. Singing the song “Proud to be an American” has been banned in public schools. Wearing an America flag t-shirt to school on a Mexican holiday has been banned in America. Unfortunately, many of our youths believe it is racist to expect immigrants to learn English, respect our flag, and enter our country legally.

Superman on TV has been replaced with America’s first lesbian superhero. LGBTQ indoctrination dominates kid’s TV programming. Public education beginning in pre-k promotes same-sex parents and encourages little boys to wear dresses to school.

When Roy Rogers was popular on TV, students still began their school day with a simple prayer for themselves, their parents, teachers and country. In 1962, the Supreme Court ruled that prayer and Bible reading in public school was unconstitutional which removed prayer from public school. The consequences have been devastating. Behavior and academic performance plummeted. Pregnancies for girls 10-14 shot up 553%; student STDs up 226%. Since removing biblical principles from public policy, divorce rates skyrocketed up 117%; single-parent households up 140%.

Since removing prayer, SAT scores declined for 18 consecutive years. SAT scores for students in Christian private schools are almost 80% higher than public school.

Democrats successfully caused America to move on, rescuing students from the horror of beginning their day by humbly acknowledging their creator with a prayer.

Once again, Democrats are intensely working to deceive Americans into moving on, away from valuing the life of human babies. Democrats seek to pass a law to execute babies even after they are born. Absurdly, Democrats claim they desire only to protect a woman’s health. How on earth does a baby threaten its mother’s health after it is born? Democratic women rant that fathers should not have any say in a mother’s decision to murder their babies.

Senate Democrats, many of them running for president, voted against saving the life of babies who survive abortions. Roy Rogers and his wife Dale Evans could never imagine a time when an entire American political party would become so overtaken by evil; claiming moral authority to pass legislation to murder living breathing crying babies. Welcome to modern America.

Folks, I am extremely excited about the Heartbeat bill that makes abortion illegal as soon as the baby’s heartbeat can be detected. The Heartbeat bill is gaining momentum in several states. Praise God.

Since Roe v. Wade in 1973, America has aborted nearly 60 million babies. I pray that the Heartbeat bill will mark the beginning of the end of America mass murdering babies. I also pray that the bill will end the effort by Democrats, Hollywood, and leftists to cause Americans to move on, away from Godly principles and values which have made America great.

For America to be great again, we must honor God again. Founding Father John Adams said, “Our constitution was made only for a moral and a religious people.”

My fellow Americans, did I mention that the Roy Rogers Museum in Branson, MO closed its doors forever?

Source: From Roy Rogers to Infanticide

President Trump Trolls Hillary Clinton with Website Error Page

President Trump’s website error page features a picture of Hillary Clinton as President of the United States, along with the text, “Oops! This is awkward. You’re looking for something that doesn’t exist…”

Source: President Trump Trolls Hillary Clinton with Website Error Page

Here are the top 10 children’s books according to USA TODAY’s best-selling books list

We took a look at the top children’s books over the 25-year history of our best-selling books list. Did your favorite make the list?

Not only is Saturday Dr. Seuss’ birthday, but it is also the National Education Association’s annual Read Across America. In honor of both, we took a look at the top 10 most popular children’s from USA TODAY’s Best-Selling Books list over the last 25 years.

Some books are newer, securing a ranking on the list after shooting to the top of the best-selling list. Others are classics, slow-burning and consistent purchases for children across generations.

1.  Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss

It is only fitting Dr. Seuss holds the top spot. Published in 1990, the title reached no. 1 in June of 1997 and has been a mainstay in the top ten every spring ever since, thanks to its popularity as a graduation gift.

Plot: Dr. Seuss addresses many of life’s certain ups and downs.

Highest rank: No. 1

More: 17 kids books to read for Black History Month from board titles to young adult

2.  Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch; art by Sheila McGraw

According to the author, the book began as a love song to his and his wife’s stillborn children. The book has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide since its publication in 1986.

Plot: A mother never stops loving her child.

Highest rank: 20

3.  Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown; art by Clement Hurd

Published in 1947, this iconic book has spawned many parody versions including “Goodnight Goon,” “Goodnight iPad,” “Goodnight Brew” and “Goodnight Keith Moon.”

Plot: A bunny is ready for bed and bids goodnight to everything in the bunny’s room.

Highest rank: 47

4.  The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition” by Carol Aebersold and Chanda Bell

The 2005 book has become a holiday juggernaut, spawning a new Christmas tradition as well as countless Instagram posts.

Plot: Santa relies on elves to find out who has been naughty and who has been nice.

Highest rank: No. 1

5.  “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss

The classic book is becoming a 2019 animated television series on Netflix produced by Ellen DeGeneres and featuring the voices of Tracy Morgan, Diane Keaton, Michael Douglas, Eddie Izzard and Keegan-Michael Key.

Plot: The main character Sam-I-Am really wants to know if you like green eggs and ham and if so, how do you like them?

Highest rank: No 2

6.  “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”  by Eric Carle

First published in 1969, the original has spawned several more versions including four that have appeared on the USA TODAY Best-sellers list.”

Highest rank: No. 52

Plot: A caterpillar eats and eats all the time until it turns into a butterfly.

7.  “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak

The book, which won the Caldecott Medal, was turned into a live-action film in 2009 directed by Spike Jonze and starring Max Records and Catherine Keener as Max and his mother.

Plot: Max’s adventures in wild dreamlands make him appreciate home.

Highest rank: No. 4

8.  “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” by Bill Martin Jr.; art by Eric Carle

Published in 1967, this book helped jump start Eric Carle’s career as an illustrator and eventual author of children’s books like “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” which is at no. 6 on our list.

Highest rank: No. 26

Plot: Animals take turns catching glimpses of each other.

9.  The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg

The author not only won a Caldecott Medal for this 1985 book but also for his book 1981 book “Jumanji.” Both were adapted into successful motion pictures.

Plot: A young boy, awakened by a train on Christmas Eve, learns only believes can hear the bell.

Highest rank: No. 1

10.The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein

Silverstein was not solely a children’s book author, before the publication of  children’s book he worked for the very adult-themed Playboy magazine as a cartoonist in the 1950s.

Plot: A parable about a tree who gives to a boy who keeps wanting more.

Highest rank: No. 19

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Source: Here are the top 10 children’s books according to USA TODAY’s best-selling books list

Propaganda Coup: China Infiltration Into U.S. Education System

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The dedication of the Colorado State University Confucius Institute, April 12, 2013
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China has riddled U.S. education with propaganda promoting Technocracy, from universities to kindergarten. Partly for dogma and partly for espionage, these ‘Confucius Centers’ have been established throughout America with no restraint or alarm from U.S. government officials. ⁃ TN Editor

The Chinese government has infiltrated nearly every sector of the U.S. education system via a package of programs and monetary schemes that seek to indoctrinate American children and bring the Communist government’s propaganda into the classroom, according to a new report by a Senate investigatory body.

The wide-ranging report by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has found that China has spent nearly $200 million on educational entities known as Confucius Institutes. These programs have been instated in U.S. schools across the country with the mission of indoctrinating students and painting a sympathetic portrait of the Chinese Communist government, according to the report.

The institutes are shrouded in mystery and have been the cause of much consternation on Capitol Hill and elsewhere as information about their reach and power in the United States becomes clearer.

While the programs appear on their surface to be mundane—mainly focusing on language and cultural issues—the Senate committee found that these institutes constitute a threat to the United States. The Chinese government, the committee found, “is attempting to change the impression in the United States and around the world that China is an economic and security threat.”

There are more than 100 Confucius Institutes currently operating in America—the most of any country—and China has plans to open many more, according to the report.

“As China opened over 100 additional Confucius Institutes in the United States over the last 15 years, the Department of Education remained silent,” the Senate committee warns in its report.

While Confucius Institutes have become a mainstay on college campuses across the United States, the Chinese government also has plans to expand into the kindergarten through 12th grade curriculum.

“The Chinese government also funds and provides language instructors for Confucius Classrooms, which offer classes for kindergarten through 12th grade students,” according to the report. “Confucius Classrooms are currently in 519 elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States. Continued expansion of the program is a priority for China.”

Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio), a member of the Senate committee that conducted the investigation, said the bipartisan report shows a “stunning lack of transparency” about how these Chinese institutes function in the United States

“As China has expanded Confucius Institutes here in the U.S., it has systematically shut down key U.S. State Department public diplomacy efforts on Chinese college campuses,” Portman said in a statement. “We learned that schools in the United States—from kindergarten to college—have provided a level of access to the Chinese government that the Chinese government has refused to provide to the United States.”

“Absent full transparency regarding how Confucius Institutes operate and full reciprocity for U.S. cultural outreach efforts on college campuses in China, Confucius Institutes should not continue in the United States,” Portman said.

As the committee investigated these programs, it found that some U.S. schools contractually agree to uphold both Chinese and U.S. laws in order to get money for various programs.

Additionally, “the Chinese teachers sign contracts with the Chinese government pledging they will not damage the national interests of China,” according to the report. “Such limitations attempt to export China’s censorship of political debate and prevent discussion of potentially politically sensitive topics.”

U.S. school officials who spoke to Senate investigators disclosed that Confucius Institutes shun controversial topics, such as China’s poor human rights record and other hot button topics that could be damaging to the country’s reputation.

“Confucius Institutes exist as one part of China’s broader, long-term strategy,” the Senate committee concluded. “Through Confucius Institutes, the Chinese government is attempting to change the impression in the United States and around the world that China is an economic and security threat.”

There are provisions mandating that Chinese law be upheld on U.S. soil and the amount of public disclosure surrounding the institutes is extremely low. If a U.S. school were to spill the beans about these programs, the contracts—and money—would dry up.

“The Subcommittee obtained a contract between Chinese teachers and Hanban that requires Chinese instructors at U.S. schools to “‘conscientiously safeguard national interests.’” The contracts are terminated if the Chinese instructors “‘violate Chinese law’ or ‘engage in activities detrimental to national interests,’” according to the report.

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The US just officially hit the debt ceiling, setting up another high-stakes showdown for the fall

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  • The debt ceiling was reimposed on Saturday, and Congress must pass a bill to raise it again.
  • The Treasury Department can use its “extraordinary measures” to prevent the US from breaching the debt ceiling until late September or early October.
  • If the debt ceiling is breached, it would have disastrous consequences for the US’s credit rating, the global economy, and stock markets around the world.
  • Congress has flirted with a debt-ceiling breach before, but a slew of deadlines around the debt-ceiling-breach date could complicate the negotiations.

As of Saturday, the US has officially hit the debt ceiling, capping the national debt at just over $22 trillion. And while the deadline to raise the ceiling is still a few months away, analysts are already worried about a fight that could get ugly.

Congress suspended the debt ceiling for a year in February 2018, which allowed the US to rack up new debt until the limit was reimposed on March 2.

While the country can’t add to the debt load until the ceiling is either raised or suspended by Congress, the Treasury Department can use its “extraordinary measures” to move funds around and prevent a breach of the ceiling for a few more months.

According to a report released on Tuesday by the Congressional Budget Office, the Treasury will exhaust the ability to extend the deadline until sometime in late September or early October. The exact date is uncertain this far out because of the variability of tax receipts and potential federal spending.

Read more: The US national debt just topped $22 trillion for the first time in history

Raising the debt ceiling is a critical function of Congress because a failure to do so would mean that the US is likely to default on some of its debt. Such an event would almost certainly lead to a credit-rating downgrade for the US, a major stock-market sell-off, and disastrous ramifications for the global economy.

But even with the economic implications, fights over the debt ceiling have become increasingly politicized in recent years, and the difficulty of getting a deal done during the recent 35-day government shutdown has some analysts worried that Congress and President Donald Trump may not be able to reach a deal in time.

“After the longest government shutdown in American history, it is irresponsible not to see a read-through for broader 2019 and 2020 fiscal dysfunction with the mother-of-all ‘must pass’ bills coming into focus when the US hits its head on the debt ceiling this Friday,” Chris Krueger, a policy strategist at Cowen Washington Research Group, wrote in a note to clients.

In previous debt-ceiling fights, deficit hawks — especially those in the Republican Party — have demanded spending cuts to accompany the ceiling increase. And in more recent years, the debt-ceiling fights have become entangled in various issues, such as securing funding for Trump’s wall along the US-Mexico border.

Further complicating things is that the timing of the debt-ceiling-breach date will match up with the next round of negotiations on government funding.

But for now, Trump administration officials seem to be putting a positive spin on things. Kevin Hassett, the chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, told CNN that the administration hopes negotiations won’t come down to the wire.

“Everybody hopes we can work together and make a positive deal and that it won’t come to that,” Hassett said.

Source: The US just officially hit the debt ceiling, setting up another high-stakes showdown for the fall

John McCain’s Family Fires Back At Michelle Malkin For CPAC Speech, Fireworks Ensue

Things are getting heated between conservative commentator Michelle Malkin and the family of the late Sen. John McCain.

Malkin appeared at CPAC, the annual gathering of conservatives, and gave a speech on open borders.

She included what many consider to be RINOS or Republicans In Name Only, that she believes are as responsible as the Democrats.

“It’s the GOP sell-outs — not just the radical, open-borders left — that is in bed with immigration saboteurs,” she said.

“Like the ones who hijacked the Tea Party movement to shill for amnesty,” the Fox News commentator said.

“Those are the real grifters cashing in at the expense of their base and at the expense of our country,” she said.

“Sanctuary cities have metastasized and both parties are to blame! And yes, I’m looking at you, retired Paul Ryan. And yes, I’m looking at you, Mitch McConnell,” she said.

“Yes, I’m looking at you, Bush family. And yes, I’m looking at you, the ghost of John McCain,” she said.

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The comments angered the family of Sen. McCain and their friends who came out firing at the conservative author.

“@michellemalkin You never knew @SenJohnMcCain . You should be so lucky,” his wife, Cindy McCain, said.

@michellemalkin You never knew @SenJohnMcCain . You should be so lucky.

— Cindy McCain (@cindymccain) March 2, 2019

“Meet the open borders family: McCain, Hernandez, Soros, and the ‘Reform Institute,’” she fired back.

Meet the open borders family: McCain, Hernandez, Soros, and the “Reform Institute”==>https://t.co/od3YYgQAIs https://t.co/1RbfvMqlGt

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) March 2, 2019

“CPAC was once a place to exchange conservative ideas. Now it’s just a place for agitprop and mean-spirited garbage,” CNN commentator S.E. Cupp, a close friend of Meghan McCain, said.

CPAC was once a place to exchange conservative ideas. Now it’s just a place for agitprop and mean-spirited garbage. https://t.co/kodegGXNB7

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) March 1, 2019

Meghan McCain retweeted the jab from Cupp which prompted a response from Malkin to both.

“Useless virtue signaler abetting our destruction said what?” Malkin fired back sarcastically.

Useless virtue signaler abetting our destruction said what? https://t.co/5Coxdp5lsy

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) March 1, 2019

Source: John McCain’s Family Fires Back At Michelle Malkin For CPAC Speech, Fireworks Ensue

The Devil’s Lie About What Real Masculinity Looks Like — Faithwire

Sunday was the Oscars, full of drama about who would win, who should win, what the winners would say, and of course, what they were wearing on the red carpet.

This year, as Rachel Syme noted in The New Yorker, Billy Porter, one of the stars of the FX series, “Pose,”

“… managed to outdo himself yet again. He wore a ‘tuxedo gown’ … The top half of the outfit fit like a traditional men’s tuxedo, in plush black velvet, with oversized satin lapels; the bottom half, also an inky river of velvet, flared out into a massive bell skirt. His torso looked like it was smoking a cigar with a brandy, while his skirt looked like it was ready for a gothic Victorian-era coronation.”

When asked why he wore the gown, Porter said, “My goal is to be a walking piece of political art every time I show up. To challenge expectations. What is masculinity? What does that mean?”

Porter isn’t the only one looking to buy a vowel. The American Psychological Association has decreed that “traditional masculinity is psychologically harmful.” The forces of political correctness are seeking to throw out the idea of assigned sex at birth in favor of a spectrum of gender from which we can choose. And then there is Gillette’s Super Bowl ad, “We Believe: The Best Man Can Be,” which famously hit bottom and kept digging with 1.4 million dislikes to 775,000 likes by both depicting a false image of masculinity and offering a flawed alternative for their false image.

And what do all of these trends have in common?

They reject biblical wisdom and replace it with a vision of masculinity which is soft, silent, and impotent at the exact moment when the world needs men who are servant kings — men who are proactive, courageous and humble; men who take decisive action to serve their neighbors, families, churches and communities; men who step out in bold obedience and trust in God’s Word.

The Bible is clear: “God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female” (Genesis 1:27).

Satan has been around since before the human race, so he is playing the long game. Separating God’s beloved children from Him is a marathon for Satan, not a sprint. His lies build on his lies until even people who love Jesus have assumptions they believe to be true that are not. His schemes last far longer than our short lifetimes. We seek passionately to avoid becoming pawns in his wicked game; therefore, we must understand his plans so that we can fight and defeat them.

Satan has been attacking gender, gender roles, and especially masculinity with a vengeance over the last few years, and even Christians have been deceived.

Satan’s scheme, now and forever, is to disrupt the two most foundational building blocks of society:

  1. Our relationship with God
  2. Our relationship with one another

First, there is something not right in us, and to make things right, we must throw ourselves on the grace of the Creator. A philosophical change that started centuries ago has spread across the world to convince people that there isn’t actually anything wrong with them and, if there is, it isn’t their fault. We are seeing Romans 1 play out before us now — not only are sin and perversity abounding, but people publicly commend those who live this way.

Second, there is nothing more foundational to who we are and how we relate to one another than the fact that God created us male and female. Humanity was created as two types — both are equally loved in God’s eyes and both will have equal status in heaven. However, their relation to one another on earth is defined through distinctive roles determined by God at the foundation of creation.

The two genders, male and female, are together the earthly representation of who God is. Neither, on its own, is a full representation. This is one reason marriage between a man and a woman is so important and meaningful. The truest representation of God’s nature is a healthy marriage between a fully masculine man and a fully feminine woman, each acting in submission to Christ and in submission to each other.

What is masculinity? The life of Jesus embodied true masculinity. It’s being a servant king. If you’re not serving others like Jesus, you’re not fully walking in biblical manhood.

Adapted from Ken Harrison’s forthcoming book, “Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man,” coming to bookstores everywhere May 7, 2019, from Multnomah, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC Copyright © 2019.

Ken Harrison is the president and chairman of Promise Keepers. Founded in 1990 by coach Bill McCartney, Promise Keepers is a Christ-centered organization dedicated to introducing men to Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, helping them to grow as Christians. Harrison also serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation that gives away over $1 million per week to build God’s Kingdom. After starting his career as a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department in the notorious area known as South Central, Harrison spent nearly two decades in the commercial real estate arena both nationally and internationally. He has been married to his wife, Elliette, for 28 years and they have three children. Harrison’s newest book, “The Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man,” releases May 7, 2019. Facebook: promisekeepers. Twitter: @promisekeepers.

via The Devil’s Lie About What Real Masculinity Looks Like — Faithwire

Tucker Carlson explains the totalitarian Left takeover of the Democrats

It’s already happened, and Tucker proves it.

In case you missed it, I embed below Tucker Carlson’s seven-and-a-half minute-long opening signet from last night’s show.  He did an excellent job of explaining how the Democratic Party has already become a force for totalitarianism.  He used the Joe Biden apology for calling Mike Pence a “decent guy” as a convincing way to make the case that the party has converted from a political to a religious movement, the difference being that in the former, dissent and discussion are the norm, while in the latter, no dissent from God’s (or Gaia’s or History’s) Truth is permitted.


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If you have friends who Just Don’t Get It about the takeover of one of our two parties by the radical revolutionary Left, maybe email them this video segment.  It is well worth seven and a half minutes, and Tucker has perfected a humorous, ironic delivery.

In case you missed it, I embed below Tucker Carlson’s seven-and-a-half minute-long opening signet from last night’s show.  He did an excellent job of explaining how the Democratic Party has already become a force for totalitarianism.  He used the Joe Biden apology for calling Mike Pence a “decent guy” as a convincing way to make the case that the party has converted from a political to a religious movement, the difference being that in the former, dissent and discussion are the norm, while in the latter, no dissent from God’s (or Gaia’s or History’s) Truth is permitted.

If you have friends who Just Don’t Get It about the takeover of one of our two parties by the radical revolutionary Left, maybe email them this video segment.  It is well worth seven and a half minutes, and Tucker has perfected a humorous, ironic delivery.

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Source: Tucker Carlson explains the totalitarian Left takeover of the Democrats

Michelle Malkin under fire after barn-burner of a CPAC speech | American Thinker Blog

Watch and enjoy a warrior who never relents and never gives up

Michelle Malkin doesn’t give a damn what the progressive media and PC hordes say about her. She speaks her mind – which is precisely why I enjoy her work so much.

Yesterday, she generated quite a bit of controversy (see this compilation of commentary) in her 20-minute speech to CPAC ). The entire speech is embedded below.

No small part of the criticism was implied outrage over her rejection of the “ghost of John McCain” in her jeremiad over the “grifters” who are “in bed with immigration saboteurs.”

.@michellemalkin: “I have been accused of being a ‘grifter’… but it’s the GOP sellouts, not just the radical open borders left, that’s in bed with immigration saboteurs. Like the ones who hijacked the tea party movement to shill for amnesty. Those are the real grifters.” pic.twitter.com/Htn9lpaEV0

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 1, 2019

She followed with a call-out of who she had in mind as saboteurs, and grifters:

“And yes I’m looking at you retired Paul Ryan,” she said. “And yes I’m looking at you Mitch McConnell. And yes I’m looking at you, Bush family. And yes I’m looking at you, the ghost of John McCain.”

Michelle Malkin points skyward and mocks “the ghost of John McCain” from the main stage at CPAC. Gets a standing ovation from some in the crowd. pic.twitter.com/9mqpkhFcR6

— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) March 1, 2019

It’s worth noting that she called out other people, including the presence of communist Van Jones at CPAC.

Watch and enjoy a warrior who never relents and never gives up:

Source: Michelle Malkin under fire after barn-burner of a CPAC speech

There’s an extreme divide in how Americans feel about the economy, and it’s a huge red flag to Wall Street that the next recession is near

  • There’s a massive gulf between how Americans feel about the future of the economy and their assessment of present conditions.
  • A divide of this magnitude has preceded every downturn since the 1970s, and is well-placed on a list of indicators that investors are watching for the next recession.
  • Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab, gave Business Insider an exclusive look at this dynamic, and what it means going forward.

Stock-market investors are constantly on the lookout for signs that corporate profits are in jeopardy.

There are few cohorts of people that matter more to bottom lines than consumers, who have the power to fold entire companies simply by shunning their products or services. What’s more, consumer spending makes up more than two-thirds of the US economy.

A recent trend among consumers has flagged to some Wall Streeters that their confidence is waning — even though it doesn’t appear that way on the surface. After all, the Conference Board’s consumer-confidence index rebounded in February after three straight monthly declines.

However, pessimism about the future is growing, and that has raised eyebrows. The Conference Board’s index of consumers’ expectations about the future has slumped, creating its widest gulf with the present-situation index since the 2001 recession.

This can be clearly seen in the chart below, which was flagged to us by Liz Ann Sonders, the chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab. It shows that the spread between the indexes of consumer expectations and their present situations has recently plummeted.

Read more: Paul Krugman, Rick Rieder, and 47 more of the brightest minds on Wall Street reveal the world’s most important charts

But what’s really sinister about this development is that expectations have always plunged and bottomed relative to present assessments before the start of recessions. The track record is virtually unblemished.

“Troughs in this spread have historically represented near-term recession warnings,” Sonders told Business Insider.

In a separate note, Sonders said it’s impossible to know for sure whether this indicator has indeed bottomed. Also, it’s just one of several indicators — both leading and lagging — that investors are keeping a close eye on.

However, its well-placed on a list of indicators that confirm the pace of growth is waning. And, at worst, they’re warning that the next recession is well on its way.

The most important of such indicators — and one that also has not failed investors as a signal since the 1960s — is the yield curve. It measures the gap between short- and long-term interest rates, and inverts below zero when tight credit conditions lift short-term borrowing costs above future ones.

The widely watched 2- and 10-year yield curve fast approached its tipping point last year and is hovering just above it, at 19 basis points. This has some strategists worried that the Federal Reserve could tighten financial conditions too quickly and accelerate the arrival of the next recession.

SEE ALSO: Paul Krugman, Rick Rieder, and 47 more of the brightest minds on Wall Street reveal the world’s most important charts

Source: There’s an extreme divide in how Americans feel about the economy, and it’s a huge red flag to Wall Street that the next recession is near