Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cotton is no longer king, it's racist

It was only a couple of weeks ago, amidst the hue and cry over anything Confederate, that we were joking on the radio about how long it would be before cotton was considered racist. My producer, Johnny B, joked that aspirin would be regarded as racist since you have to pick cotton out of the top before you can relieve your headache. Absurdity is now reality.

The president of Lipscomb University in Nashville had some black students over to his house for dinner. It was ostensibly to give them a chance to discuss their experiences at school. That was a mistake. Instead of discussing their scholastic experiences they fixated on a centerpiece that featured stalks of cotton. My wife tells me cotton in arrangements is all the rage. Somehow I’m glad I didn’t know that beforehand. Anyway, apparently cotton is racist. The students complained loudly and angrily about this ‘microaggression’ and the university president offered a written apology.

Now, the apology wasn’t along the lines of “I’m sorry if these students took the cotton centerpiece the wrong way.” No, President Randy Lowry wrote in his apology, “The content of the centerpieces was offensive.” This is exactly why this political correctness has gotten way out of hand. First rule when you’re dealing with crazy people is you don’t recognize crazy as legitimate.

But this is how we’ve been dragged so far down this road. Students at universities all across the country go searching for things that offend them. When they go searching they always find something. Like the students at Ole Miss who saw a banana peel in a tree. They had to shut down a Greek Life retreat. “To be clear, many members of our community were hurt, frightened, and upset by what occurred at IMPACT,” wrote Ole Miss’ Interim Director of Fraternity and Sorority Life Alex Lee Arndt to Greek leaders. I do hope this idiot is just interim and is terminated for kowtowing to these whiny babies. Oh, by the way, a student confessed to throwing the banana peel onto the tree because he says he couldn’t find a trash can. Didn’t matter. The ‘microaggression’ had been committed. Bring in the therapy dogs and the coloring books.

These so-called adults who choose to pander to these overgrown babies are doing them a huge disservice. They’re not always going to be there to shield these snowflakes from that mean ole world. Instead of powdering their backsides they need to be girding them for real life. Good Lord, can you imagine if these creampuffs had to storm Normandy? If we keep this up we’ll be ripe for the picking from any aggressor that wants its way with us.

So, how should the university president at Lipscomb have handled “Cottongate?” He should’ve pointed out the absurdity of cotton being racist. If it really is then we’re going to have to ban the Cotton Bowl, cotton candy, and cotton mouth. He should’ve pointed out that not only is the majority of our clothing made from cotton but so is our money, which features those white supremacists on the front. He should’ve pointed out that children are being used as slave labor in China, there’s ethnic cleansing in Darfur, there’s mass starvation in North Korea. In other words, there are far bigger problems in this world than some pandered cry baby college students getting their feelings hurt over a centerpiece.

This will never stop until sane people stop normalizing crazy. Stop acting like normal behavior is somehow racist. If you truly are not a racist then you have nothing to apologize for.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Don't fall for the hurricane hype

It was inevitable. You go through 12 years of a hurricane drought, the longest stretch of a category three hurricane hitting the U.S. in American history, and when we get hit the climate hysterics come out of the woodwork. See, they say, global warming caused these storms. Even the pope chided ‘climate deniers’ saying, “When you don’t want to see, you don’t see.”

Well, Francis at least got that right. Let’s see if we can see the facts.

Hurricane Harvey dumped a torrent of rain on Texas but it barely exceeded the downpour from Tropical Storm Amelia in 1978. Back in 1979, Tropical Storm Claudette dumped 42 inches in just 24 hours near Houston, the amount it took Harvey three days to do.

So-called scientists like Michael Mann—who gave us the biggest hoax in global warming history, the debunked hockey stick graph—led with this headline: “It’s a fact: climate change made Hurricane Harvey more deadly.” He claimed Gulf sea surface temperatures have increased by a degree over the past few decades which, he claims, cause 3 to 5 percent more moisture in the atmosphere.

First of all, how does he explain the floods from Amelia and Claudette nearly 40 years ago? There are four major studies on sea surface temperatures according to Anthony Watts at the website Two of them show “weak warming” while the other two show cooling since 1998. This coincides with the land temperature warming “hiatus” that climate hysterics are having a difficult time explaining away.

And then there was the claim that Hurricane Irma was “the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean.” Fox News alert: The Gulf of Mexico is in the Atlantic. This was another attempt to exaggerate a hurricane to score global warming points. In fact, if you judge the strength of hurricanes by maximum sustained winds then Irma was tied for second with three other hurricanes. The others were in 2005, 1998, and 1935. Yeah, I think I see a pattern, don’t you? 

If you judge a hurricane by its minimum atmospheric pressure then Irma was tied for 12th place. Again, the top hurricanes were all over the lot ranging from 2005 to 1988 to 1935. And keep in mind, this is only since we’ve had the capability to accurately measure different aspects of a hurricane which only dates back to 1924. That’s a blip in time.

And obviously hurricanes are not increasing in severity or frequency as Al Gore and his minions keep saying. If we’ve just ended the longest hurricane drought in history then that stat speaks for itself.

Climate hysterics have been predicting each year since 2005 was going to be a horrible year for hurricanes. We listened as they droned on about this each year for twelve years. Eventually they were bound to be right. After all, a stopped watch is right twice a day. This is their year to be right. What that means is they were wrong every other year for the last 12 years. They have no credibility whatsoever.

The irony is that Irma came through and blew the last vestiges of Al Gore’s summer flop out of theaters. The jig is up. The evidence is now overwhelming. CO2 continues to rise yet the temperatures have remained flat for 20 years. There is no correlation between CO2 and temperatures.

Oh, and by the way, there’s a new study out that shows plants are globally getting more efficient because of the rise in carbon dioxide. Hilarious. CO2 is not the boogeyman. It actually feeds the planet. I love it.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Don't fall in love with a DREAMer

President Trump made the right decision on DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that was illegally created by Obama’s pen. What Trump did was kick this issue back to where it belongs, the United State Congress. They are the ones tasked with passing immigration laws and this was an unlawful usurpation of an already existing law. The question now is what will Congress do?

This is where it gets scary. They have six months to come up with a solution. Few people argue that children brought here through no fault of their own should be rounded up and sent back to a strange country they’ve never known. I questioned the wisdom of doing something about it on the front end. It should’ve been saved for last. DREAMers were not being rounded up and thrown out of the country. In fact, during the Obama years few illegals of any description were being deported. The problem with granting this class of people amnesty is doing so without securing the border only invited more people to come here illegally thinking they would get to stay. And they did come by the hundreds of thousands. Remember all the kids streaming across the border? It became a crisis overnight. Had the borders been secured then this nightmare wouldn’t have happened.

Congress is the place to settle this issue, but it’s imperative that anti-amnesty hawks keep a close eye on the process. The old Gang of Eight is still eager to pass comprehensive immigration reform, better known as amnesty. There’s no doubt they’ll take advantage of this opportunity President Trump has given them to pass a law much broader than simply solving the problem of children brought here by their parents.

Here are some of the things I can see the pro-amnesty crowd trying to pull. Giving full amnesty to not only children brought over here but their parents. That would be a huge mistake. Their parents knowingly broke the law as adults when they came and they should be sent packing. If they still have minor children in this country then they’re going to have to take them with them. If those minor children were born in America and, legally, are considered citizens then these parents are going to have to make a choice. They can either leave and take their children with them or they can leave the children here to be put up for adoption. If that sounds cruel, it’s not. The onus is on the parents. They’re the ones who put themselves in this predicament. I suspect most loving parents will choose to take their children with them. No matter their decision, if they broke into this country as adults they have to go.

The Gang of Eight is most certainly going to exploit this opportunity to push for a path to citizenship for illegals already in the country. The fact that they have no idea why Donald Trump was elected president is already evident. They see him as weakened by his response to Charlottesville (which has turned out to be spot on, by the way), and they will see this as their opportunity. The saner voices in Congress must step up and kill this effort before it begins. Not one member of that Gang of Eight should be allowed by senate leadership to have any say-so in crafting the DREAMer bill. If something that atrocious does break out of Congress on its way to the White House then President Trump should veto it immediately.

We all remember why Trump was elected. I hope he still does.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Son of a gun. Trump was right.

I was reading a piece from The Hill and I had a sudden flashback. The headline was “Threats of political violence rise in polarized Trump era.” Everyone seems to be at each other’s throats and it was absolutely predictable. In fact, many of us did predict it. The Hill blames Trump’s “heated rhetoric” which they claim “has angered opponents while firing up his supporters, magnifying the sense that the political divide in the country is growing wider.”

Flash back with me to an America before Trump. He was talking about doing some things that would not only upset the establishment Republicans but make the left’s head explode. He wanted to solve the illegal immigration problem, totally reform the tax system, rip out Obamacare and replace it with something market-driven. He’s only been marginally successful on one front so far—tackling the problem of illegal immigration—and the left’s head is exploding. That, in a nutshell, is what’s going on.

The Antifa thugs are out in full force claiming to fight Nazis when in reality they’re bashing in the heads of anyone who disagrees with them. That would be anyone who voted for Trump. Like they did in Berkeley recently. Trump supporters held an anti-Marxist rally and the Antifa terrorists attacked them. Even the Washington Post said the protest was peaceful until the Antifa folks came with clubs. If you pay close attention you’ll notice that the Trump folks have remained rather calm. 

Antifa did the same in Charlottesville, but no media outlet showed you the violence. The media didn’t want to legitimize the Nazis and the Klan by making them look like the victims. The media are no longer about the who, what, when, where, why, and how. They can’t just report the news as it happens. They have to spin it. Journalists are no longer journalists. They’re activists.

Antifa presented themselves as heroic Nazi-bashers. The media finally saw them for what they are in Berkeley. Just plain bashers. Their bashing isn’t just reserved for Nazis. Gone is the pretense that they’re some noble protectors of the oppressed. The truth is they used the Nazis to try and legitimize their true Marxist agenda. They could not hold off being thugs even three weeks. Now everyone should be on to them. Unless people start buying this notion that Trump supporters are just Nazis too and should be physically beaten into submission.

Aside from the violence, it’s been quite entertaining to watch the left have a complete meltdown. It’s like a spoiled little brat that’s been told they can’t have anymore candy so they throw a temper tantrum. The left is throwing a collective, national temper tantrum, and somehow it’s the fault of the parent who cut off the candy.

Those who aren’t actively bashing Trump supporters in the head with clubs are calling Trump a genocidal Hitler. Black Lives Matter has come out with their list of demands, which includes all the honkies turning over their land to “black and brown people.” I can tell you right now, that ain’t happening. At least not without a fight. 

Gary Cohn, Trump’s National Economic Council Director, says Antifa is just “citizens standing up for equality and freedom.” He drafted his resignation after Trump’s remarks about hatred and bigotry on many sides. Trump should’ve accepted it.

After the beat down in Berkeley is there any doubt if Trump was right? I’m sure the apologies from the RINOs are forthcoming.

The screech from the left should not be a surprising noise. It’s the sound one makes when his ox is getting gored. 

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

An Inconvenient Flop

Al Gore’s new movie, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, was an unqualified failure. It finished 21st last weekend and averaged a pathetic $644 per theater. It’s not just the hackneyed subtitle doomed it. It truly came at an inconvenient time. Gore has so exaggerated his global warming claims that it’s sent millions of people searching for the truth. ‘Exaggerated’ is being kind. Most of his claims are outright lies. Once people start scratching beneath the surface the truth is hard to hide.

I’ve always said that the belief in manmade global warming is wide but shallow. All one has to do is chronicle how much of Gore’s claims from his first movie have come true and it’s easy to see that the whole argument that we’re destroying the planet is simply false.

A new study published in The Spectator in Australia once again demonstrates that temperatures were warmer during the Medieval Warm Period than they are today. The MWP ran from about 950AD to 1250AD. The really inconvenient truth for Al is that it was actually warmer when he put out his first movie in 2007 than it is now. Oops. This is one of the many inconvenient truths we expose in our movie, An Inconsistent Truth.

The irony is that the week Gore’s movie was debuting and bombing at the box office our movie skyrocketed to #1 on Amazon’s documentary list. We were #30 for all movies and TV shows on Amazon. The really hilarious part is the liberals at Amazon also put us in the fantasy category as a slap in the face. We went to #1 in the fantasy category, too! All of a sudden the Game of Thrones crowd that would never have even heard of our movie saw it at the top of their category. Thanks, Amazon.

The inconvenient truth is nothing Al Gore claimed in his first movie has come true. He said we would see hurricanes more severe and more frequently than at any time before in history. Instead we began the longest hurricane drought in history. He said the polar bears were on the edge of extinction. When Gore did his movie the estimated polar bear population was 22,500. Today it’s  about 30,000. Temperatures over the last 20 years have remained steady despite CO2 levels rising. Where’s the correlation? And every single climate model has been wrong. They all predicted temperatures would go up with CO2 increases. They haven’t.

And don’t get me started on NASA, NOAA, and the UK Met fudging temperatures not only from today but from the 1940s to make it look like we’ve been warming.

The left-wing media love to point to polls showing the public is gravely concerned about climate change. Apparently not concerned enough to go see a movie by the grand guru of global warming. Only the most devoted Branch Algorians showed up at the theaters. Essentially three weeks into release and the film is dead.

In order for people to believe your theory you have to back it up with facts…eventually. Gore and his people have had 30 years or more to close the sale. A skeptical public still has its foot in the doorway. A theory with no proof is just a theory. In fact, it’s less than that. It’s a guess. And a bad one at that.

If the planet were heating up we’d be breaking records every year. The latest heatwave in America broke records dating back 100 years. A heatwave every 100 years is not a pattern. It’s certainly not something we dismantle our entire economy over.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Time to bone up on the Antifa movement

It's easy to see a movement that is anti-fascist and think they're good. After all, who in their right mind isn't against the fascist? But a deeper dig into the origins of the Antifa movement paints a dark and sinister picture.

Communist Antifa flag-1932
The Antifa movement has its roots in the German Communist Party of the 1930s. It was a movement against the Nazi regime of Adolf Hitler. The communists and the Nazis have been fighting one another for over 100 years. That's a curious thing to a lot of people. Then mainstream media portray it as a fight been far right and far left but that's not accurate. Nazis are socialists. In fact, Nazi is short for the National Socialist German Workers Party. So why are factions that appear to be similar in philosophy at each other's throats?

That's the interesting point that so many people miss. Let me explain it. Both the Nazis and the communist want complete domination over you. They want to control what you say, what you read, even what you think. They are literally fighting over who is going to control the masses. When you look at it that way you understand why they're constantly at war. They are two of the few groups on the planet who want total control over people. Most of the rest of us just want to be left alone. They're both fighting over you and me, over control.

This is why the communists were fighting the Nazis in World War II. This is why the communists were fighting the Nazis in Greensboro in 1979. This is why the communists were fighting the Nazis in Charlottesville in 2017. And they've gotten quite clever, these communists. They no longer call themselves communists. They've reverted to their 1932 German roots as "anti-fascists." Again, who can be against the folks who are against the fascists? It's brilliant, actually. So much so that they've recruited a whole new slate of useful idiots from governors to senators to mayors. And the mainstream media are clearly in their camp. Some completely complicit. Some useful idiots. Some just plain idiots.

Antifa in 1932 and Antifa now
Take a look at their two symbols. The communist Antifa movement of 1932 Germany and the Antifa movement of today. They are the same thing. Why? Because they are the same people. Those of you who listen to my radio show probably heard the phone call from Corey, a self-described Antifa. He started off calm and collected, but as I exposed him for what he was he flew into a rage and ultimately threatened me.

The Antifa people are all about redistribution of wealth, they're anti-capitalists, they hate what America was founded on. They're bound and determined to destroy our country from within, and now they have people in government doing their bidding over fear of being labeled a Nazi if they don't.

The Nazis are too stupid to change their image. They're still out there with swastikas and Nazi salutes. They look like a bunch of clowns. The communists are far more sophisticated. They have the backing of George Soros and they come in many forms. Antifa, Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, the climate change movement. These are the people who scream about microaggressions and trigger words and safe spaces. You need to understand who these people are so you don't fall into their trap like so many people have.

Antifa is crafty, insidious, and extremely dangerous. Remember the snowflakes who fell apart after Trump won? These people are basically rabid snowflakes. They roam from town to town like a deranged mob on Soros' payroll to commit violent acts against Nazis and anybody else who stands in their way, all the while knowing the complicit media will cover them in a good light. I don't mind saying it again. They are far, far more dangerous than the neo-Nazis who have no clout, no power, and no sense.

Arm yourselves with knowledge and let's expose these people for who they really are.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, The Phil Valentine Show.

Friday, August 18, 2017

The real goal of the Antifa movement

Let me just go ahead and tell you what nobody on the left and few people on the right are going to tell you. The Antifa movement is far more dangerous than the neo-Nazis. Liberal logic says if you're against Antifa you're for the Nazis. That is utter bovine scatology. That's like saying if you're against the Crips you're for the Bloods. I'm against all of them.

What happened in Charlottesville was a clash of the idiots. The problem is the neo-Nazis have been elevated to a position of power by the mainstream media far beyond what they deserve. The Nazis and the Klan and the white supremacists are repugnant, ignorant, racist morons. Nobody takes them seriously. That's exactly why the Antifa people are so dangerous. Almost the entire left and too many RINOs in the Republican Party are doing their bidding.

A day before Charlottesville there was virtually no one calling for Confederate statues to be toppled across the South. No one except the most radical on the looney left. Now everyone from the governor of North Carolina to U.S. senators to big city mayors is joining in the frenzy. Where were these people before Charlottesville? What they're doing is playing to the mob. And that's what makes Antifa so dangerous. They're getting their way.

Antifa thugs at work
But make no mistake, the Antifa movement is violent and far more fascist than the people they purportedly protest. They're part of the George Soros cabal that hates America and wants to rip it out by its foundations.

The Confederate statues are just the appetizer. The entree is the founding fathers. President Trump predicted that in his masterful press conference at Trump Tower. And, no, he did not defend the white supremacists. He condemned them, but he also condemned anyone and everyone who deals in hate and bigotry. Who could possibly disagree with that? The crazy leftists. They don't want anyone condemning hatred and bigotry on the left because they think they're due. The media ignored the thuggery of the Antifa movement in order to try and pin the so-called 'alt-right' on Donald Trump (see previous blog). They even lied and said Trump "spoke out in defense of the white supremacists groups." He never did anything remotely like that. He roundly denounced them.

But the big prize for the Antifa movement is the Constitution. It has always stood in their way of remaking America in their fascist image. Black Lives Matter, another Soros group, wants to criminalize the possession of Confederate memorabilia. It's laughable that the so-called anti-fascist are more fascist than the Nazis they protest.

Yes, and more dangerous.

The neo-Nazis we saw in Charlottesville were not Hitler and Goebbels and Göring. They were a rag-tag bunch of low-IQ losers. Again, nobody is taking these guys seriously. No one is enacting their agenda into law. No one is joining their mob to appease them. But that's exactly what's happening on the other side.

Too many spineless politicians are afraid to stand up to the Antifa movement for fear of being labeled a Nazi. If they can't stand up with President Trump and denounce hatred and bigotry on all sides they need to stand aside.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, The Phil Valentine Show.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Media use Charlottesville to get Trump

President Donald Trump was widely criticized for condemning the hatred and bigotry in Charlottesville “on many sides.” Turns out he was right.

Before we get into the details, let me say without hesitation that I find the KKK, Nazis, and white supremacists repugnant. What one of them did by driving his car into a crowd of protestors is beyond horrible and he should be punished severely for it.

But that sentiment really goes without saying. Criticizing the president for not calling out the Nazis and Klan by name simply misses the point of the bigger problem that Trump did point out. What happened in Charlottesville was the clash of the idiots. I told my radio audience it was the Antifa (An-TEE-fuh) against the Noteefa. A bunch of redneck klansmen decided to march in Charlottesville. Why they marched has been widely overlooked.

There’s a movement that has gained steam over the last few years to whitewash history by removing any and all monuments to the Confederacy. That’s a mistake. No matter which side you’re on, it's a dangerous thing to erase history. Think what you will about the Civil War or the War Between the States or whatever you prefer to call it, there’s one thing that’s immutable. It happened. It’s also instructive to remember that it happened. Removing statues and monuments is not remembering. It’s trying to forget.

And where does this stop. Are we now going to tear down the Jefferson Memorial because he owned slaves? Are we going to raze Andrew Jackson’s home, the Hermitage, because he owned slaves and slaughtered Indians?

I’ve got a neat little policy that has served me well all my years. If there’s something that I don’t like, I stay away from it. I don’t try to tear it down. If that’s where we’re heading then we have a lot of work ahead of us.

There’s a bust of Margaret Sanger at the National Portrait Gallery. Sanger was an advocate of eugenics. In 1921 she wrote, “the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.” Some say that was code for blacks. Even if it wasn’t, her call for limiting procreation based on her subjective definition of worthy mental or physical capacity is disturbing. The Nazis later used eugenics with chilling precision. Sanger is the founder of Planned Parenthood, not something I would be particularly proud of. As an advocate of genetic cleansing is her bust worthy of display at the National Portrait Gallery? I’ll choose not to visit it the next time I’m in Washington.

And does Martin Luther King’s serial infidelity and flirtation with communism overshadow his work as a civil rights leader? I don’t think so, but under the logic of the radical left he would be disqualified for memorialization. That is if the left actually found adultery and communism objectionable.

If one goes back and reviews the video from Charlottesville one will learn that the Antifa attacked the Nazis and Klansmen as they were marching down the street. Doesn’t excuse the running over of a protestor, but it does add credence to Trump’s call for the end of hatred and bigotry “on many sides.”

And let’s not elevate these Nazis to the intellectual level of the Third Reich. Most of these folks have the IQ of a soap dish. They couldn’t take over their own trailer park. 

The media like to talk about “bringing the temperature down.” Rather ironic when they’re taking a blow torch to the situation in order to score points against Donald Trump.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, The Phil Valentine Show.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The continued media coverup of DWS

The Debbie Wasserman Schultz/Imran Awan scandal continues to be all but ignored by the mainstream media. Since last we visited, Imran Awan, the ringleader of a trio of brothers running IT for congressional Democrats, was arrested at Dulles airport trying to skip town. He was arrested on bank fraud charges.

I believe those charges are important in understanding the entire scandal. Awan was charged with allegedly lying to loan officers of the Congressional Federal Credit Union. He got a home equity loan on a property he owned. The problem was he was renting the property at the time which is against the rules. Enough for federal agents to swoop down on someone? Probably not.

Awan and his brothers have been under investigation by the Capitol Police since February for allegedly stealing equipment from congressional offices and data from congressional computer servers. Depending on who you talked to, they performed IT services for anywhere from 24 to 31 Democrats. Once the investigation commenced, most of the Democrats dropped their services. Debbie Wasserman Schultz inexplicably reclassified Awan’s job description after he was banned from access to congressional servers and kept him on the payroll until his arrest at Dulles.

We also know that Awan wired the money he obtained in the home equity loan back to his home country of Pakistan. The exact amount he has wired to Pakistan over the years is impossible to determine at this point. Needless to say, it’s in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Judge Andrew Napolitano at Fox News Channel says his sources are telling him that Imran Awan not only had access to dozens of Democrats’ e-mails but every single congressman. Not only that, but Napolitano claims Awan was selling the information he obtained. We don’t yet know to whom or for what purpose. 

So, here’s a guy with access to who knows what information from congressional sources. He’s being investigated for not only stealing it but selling it. We also know that he had Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s username and password for her Democratic National Committee account. Yes, the very one that’s suspected of being hacked by the Russians. There have also been independent analyses of the information stolen from the DNC and it’s been determined that the information was downloaded at a speed that makes it unlikely that it was obtained remotely. In other words, the stolen information from the DNC that was allegedly hacked was not hacked at all. It was downloaded internally.

Now who had the access? Who apparently has a pattern of behavior of stealing data? Who’s been wiring large sums of money to Pakistan? The only question that remains unanswered is where the hell is Mueller? This is obviously a stronger lead than any Russian hacking, yet not only does the special counsel ignore this story but so do the mainstream media. Since Awan’s arrest there’s been hardly any attention given by the MSM. When they do it’s under the cloud of this being some right wing conspiracy theory.

Look, we’ve been covering this story since February. It’s been my personal belief all along that this is the biggest scandal of the decade. Debbie Wasserman Schultz berated the Capitol Hill Police chief for not returning a laptop that Awan allegedly hid in an alcove in one of the House office buildings. The Capitol Police found it during their investigation of Awan. Congressman Schultz’s desperate attempt to get it back raises serious questions about her involvement.

It’s doubtful that she’s that naive. The big question is does the investigation end with Schultz, or is that just the beginning?

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dem IT scandal gets scant attention from MSM

What if I told you Republican congressmen had used Russian IT people who were caught stealing data from the congressional servers and the FBI had raided one of the Russian’s houses and seized smashed hard drives? CNN would never stop talking about it. Bob Mueller would hire a whole new fleet of Hillary-donor lawyers to investigate. This would be the biggest scandal since Watergate. Bigger!

Now substitute Pakistani IT guys for the Russian ones and Democrat congressmen for the Republicans and you have the biggest story of the decade that’s being totally ignored by the mainstream media.

On top of that, these Pakistani brothers have ties to a money man who has ties to terrorism.

Hats off to the Daily Caller and Luke Rosiak for staying on this story. Were it not for them we might know very little about Imran Awan and his brothers. Imran was hired by Debbie Wasserman Schultz as her information technology guy. He managed to weasel his way into about a dozen other Democrat congressional offices and brought along his two brothers and two of their wives. They worked part time and, collectively, made $4 million over a seven year period. That is until they were suspected of illegally downloading data from congressional servers. The Capitol Police cut off their access to the servers and is now actively investigating them for theft of data and of real property in the form of computer equipment.

Now we learn from Rosiak at the Daily Caller that the FBI raided one of their homes and carried away government hard drives that had been smashed. Wonder if they borrowed Hillary’s hammer. What’s more, Imran Awan, as far as we can tell, is still on Schultz’s payroll, although his job description has been reclassified.

I don’t have the space to get into the full details of this story here, but it reads like a spy novel. All sorts of weird things going on, suspicious activity, even the rumor of blackmail with the data stolen from the congressional servers. Oh, and we learned through a leaked e-mail on Wikileaks that Imran Awan had Schultz’s username and password for her DNC account when she was chairman of the DNC. Couple that with a recent analysis of the so-called hacked e-mails that indicated they were downloaded on site instead of remotely hacked and it adds a whole new dimension to this case.

What’s downright scary is this may be the very first time you’re hearing about this. The Awan brothers have been under investigation since February! This most recent revelation of the FBI raid and the smashed hard drives was ignored by every major media outlet including Fox News. Bizarre.

The Awan brothers’ firing as IT guys has links to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, according to some sources. They report that their firing was part of a massive house-cleaning by Tillerson prior to his taking over at State. Some of the Democrat members the brothers ran IT for were on the House intelligence committees. It’s even been reported that they were running IT for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence itself, which would give them access to highly classified intel on military operations. After the death of Navy SEAL Ryan Owens in an operation in Yemen, the brothers were abruptly fired. The terrorists somehow knew we were coming. Some suspect the Awan brothers of leaking the information.

If even half of this is true, it makes Russian collusion look like a joke. We certainly know the Awans are accused of stealing congressional data. Why the blackout?

UPDATE: Imran Awan was arrested by the FBI at Dulles airport trying to flee the country. He's been charged with bank fraud. Congressman Schultz has finally fired Awan. As of this writing, the mainstream media are still ignoring this story.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Healthcare: Either you believe in the free market or you don't

Have you ever walked into a room, stopped, then thought, ‘What did I come in here for?’ That’s our Republican-controlled Congress. It’s like they can’t remember why they’re there. Let me give them a gentle reminder. REPEAL OBAMACARE!

Very few people in Congress understand how they got control of the House and the Senate. Sen. Rand Paul is one who does. His steadfastness against McConnell’s ‘Obamacare Lite’ bill helped seal its fate. It backed the Republicans into the uncomfortable corner of considering the only option they had left: Complete repeal.

How many times did the House and Senate vote to repeal Obamacare while Obama was in office? I always called those ‘show votes’ because they were for constituent consumption, not real policy. Each time they had a chance to actually defund Obamacare they punted. With few exceptions, like Senators Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Ted Cruz, the RINOs in the Senate went along with the Democrats in fully funding the one program that ultimately gave them absolute control in Washington. 

And when they got that absolute control, what did they do? They cowered behind the law like it was an immovable monolith at Stonehenge. After all those ‘show votes,’ they couldn’t bring themselves to actually vote on repeal when it counted. So they set about crafting their own government-run healthcare program. Sure, it was light years better than Obamacare, but it was still government-run healthcare. As Rand Paul pointed out, it was a big bailout for the insurance companies.

Now, I’ll be the first to admit that we need lots of competition in the insurance industry. The last thing we need is for all of them to go away save one. That, I’m convinced, was the core objective of Obamacare. Single-payer healthcare. But we don’t need to be subsidizing insurance companies either. What we need is an unadulterated free market when it comes to health care and health insurance.

So-called believers in the free market put their faith to the test when it comes to healthcare. Either you believe in the free market or you don’t. In other words, either you believe competition will lower the cost of health care and health insurance or you don’t. If you’re satisfied with either Obamacare or the lame replacements put forth by the Republicans in the House and Senate, you don’t.

And why not? Healthcare is far too important to leave to the free market, some say. Is that so? What’s more important than health care or health insurance for most Americans? Food? Surely. Shelter? Without a doubt. Clothing? Yes. Transportation? Of course. Funny how all of these things are deemed more important than health care or health insurance, and the price of them all is dictated by the free market. Why can’t we get our minds wrapped around the fact that the same goes for health care and health insurance.

I keep making the distinction between the two because they’re both different. Health care is what you need when you’re sick or injured. Health insurance is what you pay for along the way in case you’re sick or injured. Everybody in Washington is trying to get the high cost of health insurance down, but they’re working at the problem from the wrong end. The reason health insurance is so expensive is because health care is so expensive.

Reconnect the patient with the product and you’ll see health care costs go down. Make people pay for everyday things like a doctors visits or prescription drugs and competition will drive prices down. Save health insurance for the big stuff.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

This should do it for global warming, but it won't

There’s a new peer-reviewed study that’s completely being ignored by the mainstream media. It shows that “nearly all” of the global warming reported by NASA, NOAA, and the Met Office in the UK is due to fudging numbers. The report is titled “On the Validity of NOAA, NASA and Hadley CRU Global Average Surface Temperature Data and the Validity of EPA’s CO2 Endangerment Finding.” That last part is in reference to the Obama EPA using global warming to wreak havoc on industry and our economy.

This comprehensive study looked at temperature data on record and found some astounding manipulation. It found that nearly all of the current warming they’re showing is due to adjusting the data. The authors wrote, “The conclusive findings of this research are that the three GAST data sets are not a valid representation of reality. Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published GAST data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever—despite current claims of record-setting warming.”

What’s worse, they went back in time to adjust temperatures to make it look like we were warming from the 1940s. “Each dataset pushed down the 1940s warming and pushed up the current warming,” says Joe D’Aleo, a co-author of the study. “You would think that when you make adjustments you’d sometimes get warming and sometimes get cooling,” he said. “That almost never happened.”

What this means is this whole business of manmade global warming is a complete fabrication. It’s a hoax. Because this study is not being covered by the mainstream media there won't be the public outcry that should come from such fraud. But fraud it is, and the fraudsters should be jailed.

You see, there’s money in global warming. If you’re conducting research and you want a grant, then you need to feed into the hysteria of manmade global warming in order to get the money. In other words, you have to fabricate your research to get the money. That’s called fraud, and it’s been going on for decades. It’s time the fraudsters were brought to justice.

It’s nearly impossible to tally up the total cost of global warming hysteria. Best estimates put it in the hundreds of billions of dollars. Imagine what those diverted resources have done to our economy, to our deficits, to our debt. The people behind the number-fudging at NASA, NOAA, and the Met need to be brought up on charges and prosecuted. This is the only way this out-of-control fraud will be stopped.

As we chronicled in our movie, An Inconsistent Truth, Al Gore and his henchmen have managed to ring hundreds of millions from the taxpayers. They, too, should be held accountable. Instead, they want to jail the “climate deniers.” It’s time to turn the tables. Hearings should be held. Testimony should be heard. We need to put this idea of manmade global warming on trial once and for all so the world can see the truth.

Despite this new peer-reviewed study, the proponents of global warming stick their fingers in their ears and close their eyes. They don’t want to hear anything that upsets their world.

The fact that they refuse to acknowledge the evidence is evidence itself that the global warming movement is not scientific. It’s not even political. It’s a religion. Religion is based on faith, and these Branch Algorians share a blind faith in the words of their prophet, Al Gore. This cult has bled into every aspect of our lives. They’ve shamed millions into changing their lifestyles. It’s time to put it down.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

To tweet, or not to tweet. That is the question.

Much has been made about President Trump’s tweets. The Never-Trumpers shake their heads in disgust. The #Resistance goes ape, which includes the mainstream media. Even some supporters occasionally cringe. He should just stop tweeting, they all say, but that would be a huge mistake.

I’ll be the first to admit that some of Trump’s tweets are less than presidential, but we’ve never had a president quite like Trump. He has what I refer to as straight-pipe disorder. Everything he thinks goes straight to his mouth, or, in this case, his fingers. He seems to have never had an unuttered thought. And that’s what’s so great about this guy.

How many politicians have you met in your life who were guarded about everything they said? Not to knock the guy, but that’s Mike Pence in a nutshell. Some wish Trump would be more like his VP. I don’t agree.

Barack Obama pledged to have the most transparent presidency in history. In a sense, it was. We could see through everything he did. But honest it was not. That’s one thing you can say about Trump. What you see is what you get. It’s not like we didn’t know what we were getting. It was his bare-knuckles, New Yorker style that endeared him to millions of Americans. It is unusual for the president to attack a couple of media hacks on Twitter, but this president is nothing usual.

Mika and Morning Joe had it coming. Mika especially. Once upon a time I would tune in when Fox & Friends was in commercial break (which it seems like it’s more commercials than content these days). The vitriol toward Trump and the outright lying about the issues became too much for me. I couldn’t believe that Trump had never gone after them. Then he did and the entire mainstream media came unraveled. It was an attack on all women, the DNC said. No, it was a counter-attack against Mika who has relentlessly lied about Donald Trump for months.

Mika and Joe vehemently disputed Trump’s account of their visit to Mar-a-Lago in December, but it begs the question. What were two Never-Trumpers doing at Mar-a-Lago in the first place? Like typical Washington cocktail crawlers, they seem to want to be with the In-Crowd despite their distaste for Trump. I don’t know about you but I don’t show up at the house owned by the guy I’ve been bashing on the air. (OK, so I did show up at Al Gore’s house in our movie, but that was just to allow him equal time. He refused, by the way.)

Yes, Trump’s tweets are raw, they’re sometimes vicious, and they’re always entertaining. They’re also a window into the heart and soul of the most powerful man in the world. Many of his tweets that the mainstream media derided have shown to be true. Let’s not forget the ‘wire tapping’ tweet that the leftists labeled ‘Fake News.’ Congress and the special counsel are all now investigating the unmasking of Trump associates and countess other Americans as part of the Russia investigation.

The media even accuse Trump of racism and anti-semitism for retweeting a post from a guy who’s supposedly tweeted racist and anti-semitic things. I retweet all the time. It never dawns on me to do a background check on the tweeter.

Besides, Trump’s daughter, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren are Jewish. The anti-semitic label rings hollow. As does the Russia collusion. But have you noticed? They’ve moved on. To Trump’s Twitter account.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The lessons of 'Lion'

If you haven’t seen the movie, Lion, I suggest you do. It’s the true story of a five-year-old from India who goes off with his older brother one night to look for scraps to sell to help support their mother. The older brother leaves the five-year-old asleep on a bench on a train platform. When the young boy awakens, he goes searching for his brother. He boards a decommissioned train that takes him on a two-day journey to Calcutta. There he fends for himself on the streets until he’s picked up and taken to an orphanage. He’s too young to be able to tell the adults where he’s from. They run ads in the Calcutta newspaper but no one claims him.

He’s finally adopted by an Australian couple and moves to Tasmania. There he’s raised as a typical Aussie. When he’s 25 year old, he visits the home of an Indian couple who serve up Indian cuisine. He starts having flashbacks of his youth and becomes obsessed with finding his real mother and his brother. The bulk of the movie is about his journey to reconnect.

I’ve thought a lot about the movie since I watched it with my family. The obvious point is how different his life was because he was raised in Australia instead of India. He’s wrought with guilt over his privilege, which we hear a lot about from the left these days. I’ve given that a great deal of thought.

We are all either victims or beneficiaries of our circumstances. There’s no doubt this young man had a much better life because he decided to board that train on that fateful night. But should he feel guilty?

Guilt is the currency of the left. Whether it be global warming or income inequality, they use it to try to force a redistribution of wealth. But redistributing wealth does not cure poverty. Abraham Lincoln once said, “You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.” You have to first understand why people are poor, and reasons vary from country to country.

India is one of the poorest places on Earth and has been for a very long time. About 24 percent of the population is at or below the poverty level. That means around 276 million people live on less than $2 a day. Why? A lot of India’s ills can be traced back to the caste system, a social order that far predates British colonialism (although that certainly didn’t help). The caste system is a Hindu concept that dates back to 1,500 BC. Basically, you were born into a class and you could not escape it. It was your spiritual destiny. Lack of upward mobility is what has kept Indians in poverty for centuries.

If you ever wondered why Indians seem to be so smart but so many are poor, that’s why. You take Indians out of India a plop them in the Western world and they prosper. The left doesn’t seem to get that concept. Instead, they develop one redistribution scheme after another when the answer is the very system they loathe: capitalism.

America is where dreams come true. Why? Because it’s where you can go as far as your hard work, tenacity, and ingenuity can take you. Instead of asking why people are poor, we need to be asking why people are rich. Instead of hating them, we need to be emulating them. Rich people, for the most part, don’t become rich by stealing other people’s money. Lincoln said it best. “You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.”

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.