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I Think Trump Will Pull It Off

3 hours 48 min ago

I think Trump will pull it off! Somewhere between the Russians, healthcare and Paul Ryan, Donald Trump sits in a whirlwind of political activity. It’s all new to him. He is used to a streamlined, productive organization, with energetic people, single minded, with the success of the organization, and its goals firmly in mind; everything the government is NOT!

As Paul Ryan rearranged the deck chairs on the Obamacare Titanic, Trump took the pulse of the gay men’s club, referred to lovingly as Congress, peed on the fire, and called in the dogs. He was NOT beaten! Healthcare is not complicated, it’s just that Obamacare has it so screwed up that it’s hard to unscrew it. Remember how back in the day when we had the “clap,” and one shot of penicillin would take care of it, then along about the eighties or so we got “super clap?” Well, that’s Obamacare!

Trump pulled back, took a breath and suggested working with the democrats. Everyone’s butt fell off. Can you imagine? The very idea of a president engineering a coalition of republicans and democrats in order to make America great again. Both sides of the isle quickly understood that such an idea would never work. The only thing these guys and gals have agreed on in the last eight years is Trans-gender restrooms.

But, I think Trump will pull it off. The art of the deal is just that, the ART of the deal! The ability to bind minds together in common purpose for the good of the whole. It’s time we all came together and put America first. That’s not racist friends and neighbors. Just this weekend, in a telephone call with the Prime Minister of Australia, THAT man said his main interest is Australia while he tried to shove a bunch of so-called “refugees” up our butts, and got MAD when Trump suggested checking them for gunpowder on their hands. Now, I’m just a simple old boy from Austin, but these people are too wild for Australia, and they want to ship them HERE! Did I miss something here? And, yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m a racist, but I took a look at the numbers of people streaming in from “anywhere” in Africa as compared to, say, Denmark? You think?

But, I think Trump will pull it off. He jumped on this horse, and didn’t make eight this time. He’ll out more grip on his glove next time. What is going to make it work is in spite of the dysfunctional government the PEOPLE proved on November 8, that MOST of the voting machines still work, and George Soros simply doesn’t have the money to hire enough protestors or get Hillary into rehab, and when it’s all said and done President Trump WILL “make the 8,” leap from the saddle, tipping his “Make America Great Again” hat to the American people! Yeah, I think Trump will pull it off. Remember you heard it here first.

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Liberals Are Fully Aware Of Fake News

4 hours 12 min ago

So far, I can only find liberals “confused” about what fake news is.    It’s obvious they are not confused, they are prevaricating, because they bring no evidence forward when you ask them to prove it.   The exhibit no interest in discussing details, one of The 11 Tactics of Highly Deceptive People.

Spotting The Fake News Con Men

They are trying to blur and avoid that which they know is obvious, which is exhibited by asking them “Columbo questions” – interrogator styled questions – to see what information they avoid discussing.

The Experiment

I tried showing tens of them Podesta’s own email list of network toadies.   There was a flurry of tactics brought forth which insured there was not a chance that would be discussed, which indicates they know the list of fake news networks.  They exhibited they DID NOT WANT TO KNOW which networks were colluding with the liars around Hillary.

The Fake News List From Podesta

These are the media outlets which openly sent delegates to meet with Hillary’s liar, the pedophile Podesta, to set up her “public image” during the election. Keep this list handy.  Notice which outlets are missing: Zerohedge, Drudge….conservative news outlets.

  • CNN
  • NBC
  • ABC
  • Bloomberg
  • Daily Beast
  • Huff-Po
  • GPG,
  • NY Times
  • New Yorker
  • People
  • Politico
  • Vice
  • VOX
The Remedy

If someone quotes those fake news sources listed above – tell them:

“You quoted media that was secretly meeting with a democrat leader – tell us why we should trust sources colluding with these known liars, now proven to insidious coordinate with lies in their emails. It appears you want to spread lies if you use these sources.  Why do you want to consort with proven liars?”

Do NOT engage a liar on any other topic than to discuss their lies, as prescribed in Saul Lofgrinsky’s Rules to Confront Radicals .

“Those who promise to relieve us of the burden through their personal or ideological excellence, those who claim to hold the Magic Beans, are simply confidence men. Their emergence is inevitable, and our individual opposition to and rejection of them, as they emerge, must be blunt and sure; if they are arrogant, willful, duplicitous, or simply wrong, they must be replaced, else they will consolidate power, and use the treasury to buy votes, and deprive us of our liberties.” – David Mamet


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Here’s how Trump is using a special law to do away with Obama regulations

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 11:40pm

President Trump and the Republican-led Congress are using a special rule to do away with many of President Obama’s regulations.

Since Trump entered the White House two months ago, the House has passed 14 resolutions disapproving of Obama-era regulations under the Congressional Review Act (CRA). The Senate has approved 10 resolutions, and President Trump has signed three measures into law.

The CRA allows Congress to do away with regulations through an expedited legislative process that prevents the minority from using the Senate’s filibuster. The catch is that Congress only has a window of 60 legislative days in which it can reach back into 2016 to repeal a regulation through this process.

The White House has indicated Trump intends to sign all of the measures approved by Congress with the use of the CRA. The deadline for Trump to sign these repeals is May 9.

Here’s what Trump and Congress have done so far.

The Security and Exchange Commission’s resource extraction rule issued last July requires oil companies to disclose payments of more than $100,000 made to foreign governments.

Democrats say the rule targets corruption, but Republicans argue it puts U.S. companies at a disadvantage. President Trump signed legislation under the CRA revoking the rule on Valentine’s Day.

The Interior Department’s stream protection rule prohibits coal miners from setting up shop within 100 feet of streams, rivers, or lakes. Democrats say the rule will protect groundwater, but Republicans see it as another example Obama’s so-called “War on Coal.” This was the first disapproval resolution passed by the current Congress, but the second one that Trump signed, on Feb. 16.

The Social Security Administration’s gun regulation requires the agency to report disability beneficiaries who it believes are mentally ill to the FBI’s background check system. Gun control supporters say this will keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. But the National Rifle Association says it violates the Second Amendment and the due process rights of disability beneficiaries, who may be targeted by the government even though they are not be a danger to society. Trump signed a measure repealing the rule on Feb. 28.

Congress has voted to repeal another seven regulations, five of which have been sent to the White House and are awaiting Trump’s signature.

The other two are expected to be sent to the president in the coming week.

As with other pieces of legislation, the president has 10 days to act or the bill automatically becomes law. For some of the regulatory repeals, the 10-day window closes next week.

The “blacklisting” rule requires federal contractors to report labor violations. It was a joint rule issued by the Defense DepartmentGeneral Services Administration and NASA. Democrats hope the rule will discourage the federal government from doing business with companies that treat their employees poorly. But Republicans say unions could use this information to “blackmail” federal contractors during labor negotiations. Congress voted to repeal the rule on March 6, but it didn’t arrive on Trump’s desk until 10 days later.

The Labor Department’s drug testing rule would apply to people seeking unemployment compensation who lost safety-sensitive jobs. The rule would allow states to deny their benefits claim if they test positive for drugs. Congress voted to overturn the rule on March 14, and sent it to the president’s desk a week later.

The Interior Department’s land use planning rule was overturned by Congress on March 7, and sent to President Trump’s desk on March 16.

The Education Department’s school accountability rule would hold states responsible for providing “every child, regardless of race, income, background, or where they live” with a “high-quality education.” Democrats say the rule protects students who live in low-income neighborhoods who might otherwise receive a poor education. But Republicans argue states should have the final decision on how to best educate their students. Congress voted to repeal the rule on March 9, and sent it to Trump’s desk on March 16.

The Education Department’s teacher preparation standards would measure the performance of educators. Congress voted to strike down the rule on March 8, and sent it to Trump on March 16.

The Interior Department’s predator control regulations would apply to national wildlife refuges in Alaska. Congress voted to overturn the rule on March 21, but has yet to send it to Trump.

The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) last December finalized new requirements for construction and manufacturing companies to maintain records of workplace-related injuries and illnesses. Congress voted to repeal the rule on March 22, but has yet to send it to Trump.

The House has passed another four disapproval resolutions under the Congressional Review Act and the Senate has passed one, which the other chamber must still vote on.

The Interior Department’s rule for methane and natural gas is intended to limit emissions. The House voted to repeal the rule on Feb. 3, but the Senate has yet to take it up.

The Labor Department issued two rules for government state retirement savings plans. The House voted to overturn those regulations on Feb. 15, but the Senate has yet to take up the legislation.

The Department of Health and Human Services last December issued new health care protections for women. The House voted to repeal the rule on Feb. 16, but the Senate has yet to consider the bill.

The Federal Communication Commission’s internet privacy rules would prohibit service providers from selling information about the online search histories of their customers without their permission. The Senate voted to strike down the rule on March 23, but the House has yet to take it up.

Republicans have also introduced at least 14 other disapproval resolutions under the CRA that neither chamber has voted on, which could be taken up in the near future.


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Ryan Sorba Exposes the Real Milo Yiannopolis

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 7:02pm

“Never bother with leftists… Aim higher. This was my instruction. Try to get into large circulation, established Conservative media.” –Former KGB Agent Yuri Bezmenov[1]

Milo Yiannopoulos is a thirty-two year old pansexual British citizen.[2] Yiannopoulos’ legal name is Milo Andreas Hanrahan. He has written poetry under the pen name Milo Wagner[3] and gone by the names Nero and Caligula on social media, after two Roman despots who molested children and tortured Christians.[4][5]

Yiannopoulos is a dropout of both the University of Manchester and Wolfson College. After a short stent working for the UK’s Daily Telegraph and a series of business corruption charges were levelled against him in England Yiannopoulos obtained approval to migrate to the United States on an O-1 Visa for “aliens with special abilities.”[6]

In October of 2015 Yiannopoulos began as editor of Breitbart Tech. He used his position to make inroads with Conservative college groups, who began to invite him to lecture at their respective campuses in favor of free speech and against political correctness.

Yiannopoulos claims to be both a practicing Catholic[7] and a Conservative but if you listen to what he says carefully it is easy to see that he actually does not even attempt to practice Catholicism (in word or deed) and is actually an advocate for Cultural Marxism. He appears to have no problem lying about both however.

Yiannopoulos is notable to because he advocates for a Cultural Marxist sexual ethic among Conservative youth groups. His advocacy to date has involved three basic steps:

  1. He poses as a harmless politically-incorrect comedian to disarm Conservatives college students
  1. He presents himself as a defender of freedom of speech and Western Civilization to cultivate Conservative good will
  1. Conservative students then invite him to speak on their respective college campuses where he lectures obsessively about his own abhorrent sexual behavior, camouflaging it all as Conservative by simply insulting liberals and discussing free-speech. Insulting liberals then leads Conservative students into a position in which they must defend his abhorrent views on free-speech grounds, which in turn leads them into a sort of Stockholm syndrome in which they feel allied to the Marxist sexual ethic embodied and represented by him, since they are his host and he is speaking on their behalf. Thus the end result actually splits the loyalty of Conservative students relating to Cultural Marxism’s sexual ethic, potentially neutralizing their future dissent or even leading them to support it.

Despite the fact that Yiannopoulos claims to be Conservative a brief summary of Cultural Marxist thought coupled with a few quotes from his interviews will highlight the chief principle underlying his warped world view brightly.

Cultural Marxism in America proliferated alongside the rise of Frankfurt School Critical Theorist Herbert Marcuse, the “Father of the New Left.” Marcuse studied under Continental philosopher Martin Heidegger, updated Marxism to suit modern conditions, and laid the ideological groundwork for 1960’s collegiate communist radicals and sexual revolutionaries. His goal was to convince “young whites and militant ghetto blacks to mount a revolution” and overthrow the United States government.[8] He is the author of Eros and Civilization, Repressive Tolerance, and coined the now famous phrases “Free Love” and “Make Love Not War.” [9]

Marcuse’s work initiated a Marxist-Leninist process known as “Demoralization” in America, the first of a four phase process designed to destroy a nation from within so that it can be taken over by Marxists in a revolution, either forcibly or bureaucratically –what Antonio Gramsci referred to as, “the long march through the institutions.”[10]

The remaining three phases include Destabilization, Crisis/Insurgency, and Normalization.

The Urban Dictionary defines Demoralization as the “gradual process of destroying all traditions, languages, religions, individuality, government, family, and law and order to re-assemble society in the future as a communist utopia.”[11]

Critical Theory is Marxism’s modern intellectual blueprint for Demoralization. It combines the work of Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx to see history not merely through the lens of class struggle for equal ownership of the means of production but more broadly and on a deeper level as the overall struggle for pleasure against a society’s authoritarian impulse to repress pleasure for the sake of profit (longer work hours, less pay, etc. equates to less pleasure for the poor, more for the rich).

Marcuse helped transplant the chief engine for the Marxist process of Demoralization, The Institute for Social Research (ISR), from Germany to Geneva, and finally to the United States in 1935. It was housed at Columbia University.[12]Today college campuses around the nation from the University of Michigan to the University of New Mexico and Sacramento State University house satellite centers. The U.S. headquarters today appears to be The New School for Social Research, a full blown university in Greenwich Village, New York founded by among others, Colombia University Professors like John Dewey who refused to take an oath of loyalty to the United States.[13] The college now has an enrollment of over 2,000 faculty members and about 10,000 students –all studying Marxism.

Marcuse argued that a society’s imposed sexual boundaries and norms must be overturned by “Free Love,” which he referred to as “Polymorphous Perversity,” an overly intellectual phrase he stole from Freud. Polymorphous Perversity is the Cultural Marxist’s ostensible final goal for a society it is trying to Demoralize. It will be achieved when all sexual behaviors are leveled and seen as equally valid, except those which take place within the bounds of marriage, which according to Marcuse must be destroyed because lifelong monogamous matrimony is considered a sexually discriminative and pleasurably repressive institution.

The real reason Marxism seeks Polymorphous Perversity and the destruction of the concept of marriage of course is because the two goals work in tandem to destroy the traditional family structure, which is the institution through which each new rising generation learns to be self-reliant. Self-reliant individuals are the backbone of freedom and Capitalism. Millions of self-reliant individuals and families constitute the building blocks of a self-reliant and free nation. Marxists therefore see the family as an institution they must bring to its knees, so that the individual is reliant upon and loyal only to the state.

Marxism of course has never produced equality of income or Polymorphous Perversity –both are absurd concepts that would never work in reality. These concepts are usually abandoned for Marxists after they have taken over a society. Marxism’s real purpose is to serve as a vehicle for revolution and the subsequent enslavement of the world to an elite.
In order to drive a society toward the goal of Polymorphous Perversity Marxist activists must engage in and openly promote a very specific kind of sex –that which is stigmatized, taboo, and outside of the bounds of the socially normative. Once a new behavior is normalized activists must continue to raise the bar until all behaviors are equalized and nothing is considered taboo.[14]

From Marcuse’s perspective sex ought to be enjoyed by anybody, with anybody, any number of bodies, or anything, including children, objects, and animals –so long as the behavior is considered “stigmatized.”

Now back to Yiannopoulos.

Yiannopoulos’ Marcuse inspired speaking tour is entitled, “The Dangerous Faggot Tour.”[15] He essentially spends a couple of hours convincing intellectually vulnerable college Republicans and Libertarians to support his politically incorrect “freedom of speech” to argue in favor of and embody the principle of banishing all sexual restraints by tolerating and defending Marcuse’ Marxist psycho-sexual category of “Polymorphous Perversity” –in all but name.

For example, Yiannopoulos starts out by telling students that he only dates black homosexuals because it offends his mother’s sensibilities.[16]

He then takes the concept a step further when he tells students that he “only likes black di**” because the practice of inter-racial homosexuality is primarily “transgressive” –a violation of accepted or imposed boundaries or norms. He then states that all homosexuality is primarily “transgressive” and that is why he likes it.[17]

Yiannopoulos then takes the concept all the way by specifically stating that he is only erotically attracted to behaviors that are “forbidden” or considered “taboo.”[18]

For many Yiannopoulos appears to be a new category, one that they can’t quite seem to figure out. It is clear however that Yiannopoulos performs as an embodiment of Polymorphous Perversity –an old Marxist category that sexual revolutionaries have been waiting a long time to feel safe enough to unleash; a “Marcuse-O-Sexual.”

This analysis squares with the fact that Yiannopoulos spends much of his time critiquing the broad concept of political correctness and promoting free speech. He does this to unlock the door of the Conservative mind, which he then hopes to crack open to Polymorphous Perversity. It is his way of disarming and desensitizing Conservatives to the Marxist campaign to overthrow societal more’s, boundaries, and norms for socially acceptable behavior relating to Marcuse’s pleasure principle in general, and regarding Polymorphous Perversity in particular.

This is the agenda of Yiannopoulos.

Yiannopoulos provokes because he seeks attention. He seeks attention because his medium is his message –himself, as exemplar of a post “born gay” next step for sexual identity politics.

Yiannopoulos wants to open the American mind to a new pan-sexual identity cult, which is nothing more than old Frankfurt School Marxism as outlined in Eros and Civilization, play for play. He is attempting to do to our current culture what Kinsey did in the 40’s, even under the guise of Catholicism and Conservatism!

Yiannopoulos is not a simply provocateur but a calculated promoter of the Cultural Marxist concept of Polyamorous Perversity. Wake up America!

Consider Yiannopoulos’ language on the Joe Rogan Experience radio/internet program, bragging that he lost his virginity in an “interracial five-some with two drag queens” at thirteen years old.

Who knows if the story is true, but every angle of the statement is meant to challenge norms and mores.[19]

Unfortunately at fourteen years old Yiannopoulos was molested by a Catholic Priest, but he states that he doesn’t believe the incident was abusive. In fact, he states that he is “grateful” for the priest that molested him!

If it wasn’t for Father Michael I would have given far less good head. I was in my teens… I was a very mature fourteen year old. It wasn’t molestation. It was perfectly consensual. When I was 14, I was the predator. I was the instigator. I was chasing everybody. I was aggressively seeking out the sexual company of adults because I knew it would horrify people. It was my way of rebelling. I think I would make a good priest.[20]

Yiannopoulos then claims to be an “angel of God” and to have a “first class ticket into Heaven” before calling his molester a “great guy” and protecting the abuser by refusing to give his name. Yiannopoulos went on to speak vaguely of another experience stating that, “some of the boys there were very young around that time. There were a lot of drugs, a lot of twinks who were running around having sex with older men.”[21]
Again, Yiannopoulos refuses to name who he is speaking of in order to protect their identity and ability to molest more boys.

On another radio program entitled Drunken Peasants Yiannopoulos continues advocating for man-boy love, stating that it can be a “hugely positive experience” for a boy. He goes on to say that sexual abusers can serve as a “rock” and provide “safety” for boys:

In the homosexual world, particularly, some of those relationships between younger boys and older men – the sort of ‘coming of age’ relationship – the relationships in which those older men help those young boys to discover who they are and give them security and safety and provide them with love and a reliable sort of rock.[22]

Yiannopoulos went on in the same interview to joke about having sex with both objects and animals.[23] He often discusses a time he claims he was offered $20,000 to have sex with a stranger as well.[24]

Yiannopoulos recently excited some social conservatives by claiming that he was thinking about going back to heterosexuality, but he went on to explain that his reason for making the statement was because being gay is no longer seen as taboo. It has become overtly mainstream. He laments that too many gays have become bourgeoisie, driving nice cares and going to Pilates.[25] He states:

It’s almost seen as a mark of moral virtue to be homosexual… I think that I might have to join the only remaining marginalized group, which is straight white males, and become heterosexual for a while.[26]

He goes on to combat what he perceives as sexual repression on the left by remaining 90’s second-wave feminists, accusing them of being “sex police” and by referring to Donald Trump in sexual innuendo as “Daddy.”[27]

Lastly, Yiannopoulos appears to seek to divide and conquer Conservatives to create a new party, one allied with disaffected leftists. He states:

The Republican Party is no longer fit for purpose… I want the existing structure of parties to be ripped apart and something new to be imagined, something new to be constructed. I want disaffected liberals who are most of my fans actually, and libertarians, and classical liberals… to join together.[28]

If Yiannopoulos is willing to state that he is a “practicing Catholic” while engaging in and promoting this kind of sexual behavior, which is an obvious lie, then why would he have a problem portraying himself as a “Conservative” while promoting the exact opposite agenda, that of Marxism?

Recently some Cultural Conservatives unfamiliar with Yiannopoulos have been overly sympathetic toward him. They believe he is simply an abuse victim standing against the New Left and political correctness. Nothing could be further from the truth. He is actually a New Left Cultural Marxist category incarnate, co-opting the Conservative movement to divide it and weaponize it’s defectors against the Cultural Conservatism’s Judeo-Christian values of faith and family. Faith undergirds “eternal” matrimony. Matrimony in turn undergirds the family, which is the institution in which self-reliance is learned. Both faith and family must be destroyed to usher in the Frankfurt School Marxist sexual and pedophilic nightmare envisioned by Marcuse and embodied by Milo Yiannopoulos.

God help us.

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Trumpism and American Sovereignty

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 6:36pm

For decades the globalists have been leading us down the primrose path towards their fantasy of a new world order run by them and their fellow progressive central planners at the UN.  Their four horseman of the American apocalypse; George the First, Billary, George the Second, and BHO never saw a multinational surrender of sovereignty they didn’t like.  From NAFTA to TPP from the WTO to the T-TIP they have sought every opportunity to enroll us as just one more state in their fever dream of a super state with them in control.

Currently the United States has free trade agreements in force with 20 countries. These are:

The interesting thing about most of these agreements is that while we allow goods from these countries to enter our nation duty-free and compete with our own manufacturers our partners do not.  They have various mechanisms to make sure our goods cannot compete in their markets.  They add tariffs by any other name top our goods as the arrive and give subsidies to their goods as they leave.

This anything but level playing field that our leaders have subjected us to is economically the equivalent of playing Russian roulette with a semi-automatic pistol.  It may be exciting but there isn’t any way to win.

Not only have we surrendered our ability to add tariffs to protect our markets against foreign disruption and the eventual destruction of our industrial base we have witnessed.  It also deprives the federal government of a source of revenue which was once enough to run the whole affair without an income tax.  It is not only these two negatives which point out the bad side of this bad deal.  Our globalist leaders have also signed agreements that make American enterprises and individuals subject to the edicts of the bewildering array of organizations and boards which make up the strands designed to hold the American Gulliver down.

Finally in President Donald Trump we have a leader who wants to put America first!  Finally we have a leader who is not dedicated to managing our decline but instead dedicated to our renewal.  We have chosen a leader not to lead us gentle into that good night.  Today we no longer must look at the sun setting upon us.  Today we can see a new sun rise, a new morning in America.  Instead of a leader who apologizes for our History we have a leader who proudly proclaims we will make America great again.

Case in Point:

According to the Financial Times, President Donald Trump’s administration is preparing to ignore any rulings by the World Trade Organization that it sees as an affront to U.S. sovereignty.

According to the Times the report says, “Ever since the United States won its independence, it has been a basic principle of our country that American citizens are subject only to laws and regulations made by the U.S. government — not rulings made by foreign governments or international bodies.”  The report continued, “Accordingly, the Trump administration will aggressively defend American sovereignty over matters of trade policy.”

The Wall Street Journal also reviewed the document.  They stated that the policy represents a dramatic departure from the Obama administration, which emphasized international economic rules and the authority of the WTO, a body that regulates trade and resolves disputes among its members.  The report also states that the Trump Administration will use, “all possible sources of leverage to encourage other countries to open up their markets.”

This is akin to a Second Declaration of Independence.  No more will we continue to surrender our sovereignty, the sovereignty our ancestors, our brothers and our sisters have bled and died to establish and protect be diluted in the committees of nameless faceless bureaucrats where America has no more voice than El Salvador.

Strike up the band!  Wave the flags.  A campaign became a movement.  A movement became a revolution.  And this revolution is determined to make America great again!

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens [email protected]  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens


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Watch: Violent protesters attack people at pro-Trump demonstration in Calif. with pepper spray, fists

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 5:48pm

At least one person was arrested after violence broke out at a pro-Trump rally in Huntington Beach, California, on Saturday, where counter-protesters allegedly pepper strayed and attacked pro-Trump demonstrators.

According to the Orange County Register, fights broke out when a crowd of pro-Trump demonstrators wearing red “Make America Great Again” hats and waving American flags passed a group of about 40 anti-Trump counter-protesters.

From the Register:

In no time, people were shoving, pushing others to the ground and throwing punches.

One protester peppered sprayed a Trump supporter, and a crowd broke off and ran into a parking lot, where a person was beaten.

One of the counter-protesters told the newspaper that an anti-Trump protester only used pepper spray in defense, but other accounts dispute that. The Los Angeles Times reports that the man with the pepper spray, dressed in black with a mask, attacked first after which pro-Trump demonstrators fought back by tackling, punching and kicking the man.

Social media captured the confrontations:

Violence erupting at Trump rally when pro and anti Trump protestors collide. #MAGAMARCH in Huntington Beach

— Cindy Carcamo (@theCindyCarcamo) March 25, 2017

Man in black mask chased onto PCH, marchers said he pepper sprayed them #MAGAMARCH in #HuntingtonBeach

— Ben Brazil (@benbrazilpilot) March 25, 2017

Absolute unrest at the #MAGAmarch, anti-Trump protestors defending themselves while being ganged up on by Trump supporters.

— budo (@hectorarzula) March 25, 2017

Tasers, insults, and shoves from the #MAGAmarch as they push through the anti-Trump protest.

— budo (@hectorarzula) March 25, 2017

Including the moment officers from the California Highway Patrol detained one of the counter-protesters who assaulted a pro-Trump demonstrator:

Violence erupting at Trump rally when pro and anti Trump protestors collide. #MAGAMARCH in Huntington Beach

— Cindy Carcamo (@theCindyCarcamo) March 25, 2017

Anti-Trump protestor arrested by the police as unrest continues at the #MAGAmarch

— budo (@hectorarzula) March 25, 2017

Watch more video captured from the chaotic scene. (Warning: Viewer discretion is advised for crude language.):

According to the Register, the “Make America Great Again” rally at Bolsa Chica State Beach drew about 1,000 demonstrators, most of them pro-Trump while just several dozen were anti-Trump.

Event organizers said they were gathering on the beach to show support for Trump, law enforcement, and military veterans. The event coincided with about 40 other similar demonstrations nationwide on Saturday.



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Paul Ryan Presidency Part II

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 1:04pm

The Paul Ryan Presidency?
Before moving on to the issue of presidential succession, it is imperative that we have a reason to do so. When Ted Kennedy wished to run against then president Jimmy Carter, he was asked point blank in public, why? After a few minutes of fulminating, senator Kennedy had no answer but his own personal ambition. Even that egomaniacal fool could see that this motive would not suffice, and the odor soon dissipated. So, what reason exists to examine the succession of the current POTUS since he 1. Is still breathing, 2. Is immune to scandal, since only persons with a sense of shame and conscience are vulnerable to that, an inconvenience he clearly does not bother with, and 3. There is no evidence of wrongdoing on his part that cannot be explained by his theory of alternate realities? He must seem to many of his supporters, who declare themselves unconditionally committed, perfect for the job of changing America. He is like the CEO of a large corporation; given absolute control over the company, its resources, and the people who work for it. Absolute power, without bothersome controls. Like and share if you agree.
Well, I for one, thought it would do the nation good to have a single minded
Washington outsider as the prez for a term. Kind of a chance to sort our cards so to speak. I mean, it isn’t as if history doesn’t give us examples of presidents who came from some background other than political. And some successful ones too. Dwight Eisenhower comes to mind. But it’s just possible that the world has changed much since those bygone paragons. It may be that a president, and possibly even members of his cabinet would have experience with the executive. It has become increasingly clear to Americans struggling to stay above the waterline that our president is not only not a populist, but that his willingness to cut the cut the lifestyle of millions of Americans already perilously close to the abyss exceeds the ability of the most conservative members of congress, for fear of bankrupting their districts; for God knows as well as we do that conservative districts are poor districts. The upshot of the congressmen polled on the issue of TrumpCare was “can’t do it, my district is too Medicaid dependent”.
So what? Glad you asked! First, forget entirely that he drew a line in the sand and we waited with baited breath for the appointed hour, only to hear a dull pop, and a far away “oh well”. Concentrate on what’s important is what I say. What’s important is this: most of president Trumps supportive base are those who will be most hurt by legislation proposed in the president’s healthcare plan. No wonder that he practically held a gun to their heads. But the days of the Cheney politburo are dead.

Those who are slow to understand this have not read even a synopsis of the bill, slow or not, as the president’s agenda faces battle after battle; tax reform, public education funding, banking laws, it will be apparent to all but a few.

Next, let us consider the path of a modern political executive. Unlike a corporate executive, a POTUS faces hidden potholes and crevasses that are not among the normal variables which influence sudden disaster in the corporate world. And, anyone knows, a Monica Lewinsky or a botched job of premium stock transfer might jump out of concealment at any time. Just sayin’. Add sudden threat of a high nature to absentee base, toss in a media frenzied by blood, and well, anybody got Mike Pence cell number? Seriously guys, there is, as I pointed out earlier, a lot of smoke and mirrors right now. And, to be honest, the president and his public optics people are not handling their stumbles particularly well. I’m not saying don’t support your president, in fact, I’m saying the opposite. Save your president. Read his healthcare bill, or at least read a summary of it on a reliable site. I recommend politico because they tell it how it is, even if they don’t like it. Then write to him, or his staff, and let them know what your future, and that of your family would be if they passed it. Heck, you ought to send your congressman a thank you note for not passing it using the same rationale.
Persephone persuaded Hades to allow her to bring spring to the world each year in return for being his consort in the underworld. Can we not be proud American citizens who serve a president who hears their voice, their plea that he embody the hope they have for America’s return to greatness? Or are we looking at a Paul Ryan Presidency?Read, learn, then ask of him what you will.

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The Paul Ryan Presidency, Wherein we seek to explore the likelihood of a Paul Ryan Presidency

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 1:54pm

With the failure of the Health Bill we must consider a very real possibility, The Paul Ryan Presidency. It’s unprecedented. Never happened before. It’s like the Maytag Repaiman, a redundant, irrelevant factoid. The speaker of the house would become the next president following the Vice President in the succession of the POTUS. You know, like what almost happened when Agnew resigned? And yet if you open your browser and type in the words “ has the speaker of the house “; right away what pops up, is “become president”. Marco!…..Polo! That’s not because google is giving you civics hints guys. Google uses an impressive, but narrow approach to ranking sentence completion phrases. You can read all about it in googles rules for search engine optimization. Yawn. Anyway, for the slower of foot, my point is, a lot of people have been asking that question a lot lately.

Ok, let’s start from scratch; what facts do we have? Quick answer, who knows? Let’s just say that if there is a pot load of horse hockey laying around, that usually means there’s a pony in the near vicinity, but, nobody’s seen THIS pony yet. Well, ok, nobody has produced good quality video of a pony yet. What we see in the blurry image of innumerable alternate realities could be…well, Bigfoot, crashing clumsily through dense forest. So, to be clear, I do not intend to go with multiple choice facts, and shall instead, fill in the equation with variables of logic, logic being true, and unalterable I should think the foundation for discussing a Paul Ryan Presidency should be argued from a solid foundation.

Alright let’s map the equation interactively, shall we? Before we can determine the worth of spending effort to consider a Ryan Presidency, we must ask why? Has the president become unviable? What conditions exist that make it necessary to replace him? Surely not scandal! Why he doesn’t own a string of hotels named Scandals I’ll never know. So, no, you could sooner shame two dogs locked in coitus apart than embarrass that man for doing whatever he finds it necessary to do. The end to his tale will be whichever end justifies the means.

Huh! Facts can’t be made to add up to truth, simple disgrace has no effect whatever…what could it be that’s making millions of people look into the presidential succession act. How about this: North Korea starts building a missile that could land a nuke on us or our allies. President Trump tells Kim Jong WHOMEVER to cease building the missile, or else. Would that be the same “or else” that he gave congress should they be unwilling to pass the horrific health system proposal, ( the one ending the bans on lifetime caps for health care use circa Germany 1947. Saved the Reich a ton.) I heard maybe direct negotiation with insurance companies to end payment for unnecessary provisions, like hospital care, mammograms, and, of course, mental illness, which neatly lops off the expense of taking care of the ever increasing number of Alzheimer’s patients from the people with the most to lose well, of course I mean money!
Ok, so maybe lots of people, not you of course, are thinking that, best case scenario, the president needs a little time to get his bearings. Or, worst case scenario, we hired a plumber to defend us in a murder trial because he wasn’t part of the corrupt, inept criminal justice system maybe?

I’m reminded of the Reagan campaign I was a big part of in my county. I became precinct chairman that year. After that election my wife and I drank too much champagne, and wound up canoodling most of the night. We were flushed with youth, and we were victorious. A few months later, in the midst of the airline traffic controllers union battle, I heard my hero, my president say, “I’m going to put the working man in his place”. I turned to my wife and said, that’s me he’s talking about. Sure enough the whole time that likeable guy was president, he undermined my pathway to the American dream. I guess you could say he did me a favor, you know, what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger. Of course Polio didn’t kill me either, but I didn’t get it on purpose. I’m….careful now in what I put my hope, but I’m not cynical. Still, hope for the best and plan for the worst still seems solid advice to me. So, Paul Ryan? Someone with experience and leadership ability? From a liberal, no less. Of course, to get to The Paul Ryan Presidency  we must first examine the Vice President. So, shall we do that together next week?

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Fri, 03/24/2017 - 9:59am

Tonight, Friday, March 24th from 7 to 9pm EST on American Political Radio, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori present a Special Report on the Terror attack in London with special guest Jordanian Coalition of Opposition Secretary General Mudar Zahran, Also covered will be a recap of the Judge Gorsuch hearings.

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Senate Democrats Considering Deal With McConnell Over Gorsuch Confirmation

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:44am

This week, the United States Senate Judiciary Committee conducted confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, the 49-year-old 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals judge nominated by President Donald J. Trump to fill the vacant seat on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court. Gorsuch, if confirmed, will fill the seat left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away last year.

Despite positive support from both sides of the political spectrum for Gorsuch — who weathered his three-day hearing with poise — Senate Democrats are still threatening to filibuster his confirmation. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) made it clear on Thursday morning that Gorsuch would have to earn the required sixty votes needed to trigger cloture and end a Democrat filibuster. The senior U.S. Senator from New York tweeted:

Judge Gorsuch's nomination will face a cloture vote & as I’ve said, he will have to earn sixty votes for confirmation. My vote will be “No.”

— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 23, 2017

Senate Republicans could, however, employ a number of various procedural options that would allow them to thwart the efforts of their colleagues across the aisle mounting this filibuster. Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), along with the Heritage Foundation, has suggested using the two speech rule (Senate Rule XIX). Others have called for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to invoke the nuclear option, as provided for in Senate Rule XXII.

This option, predicated on the precedent set by McConnell’s predecessor, Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in 2013, would allow cloture to proceed upon the affirmative of a simple majority (51 votes), as opposed to a supermajority (three-fifths, or 60 votes). If Senator McConnell moves forward with the nuclear option, then Gorsuch would certainly be confirmed by the 52-seat Republican majority in the U.S. Senate.

Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) noted of McConnell: “It does sound like he’s laying the groundwork for the nuclear option.” Durbin is among many Democratic senators who are gearing up for the likelihood that McConnell will indeed use the nuclear option if Senate Democrats solidify their voting block and kill cloture.

Yet, if the nuclear option is indeed invoked, it would guarantee an even easier path to the Supreme Court bench for the next nominee — who is likely to be selected by President Trump, should Anthony Kennedy or Ruth Bader Ginsburg retire.

Sources reported to Fox News on Thursday that Democrats were evaluating their options. Among those options could be an attempt to strike a deal with McConnell by offering Senate Republicans a vow to withhold obstruction of Gorsuch’s confirmation in exchange for McConnell’s hesitation on invoking the nuclear option.

This may in fact be the most likely scenario to play out. Aware of these consequences, Schumer’s early and staunch opposition to Gorsuch is likely a posturing maneuver to establish a position from which he plans to bargain with McConnell. McConnell has said that the Senate “[will] confirm [Gorsuch] before [leaving] for the April recess.” With that attitude, and McConnell’s history of cutting backroom deals, the nation could actually see a surprisingly smooth floor vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch as a United States Supreme Court Justice.

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The 11 Tactics of Highly Deceptive People

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 6:57am

In my book, “Atlas Shouts“, I cite the 11 tactics of deception leftists use in debate, be prepared for them. To socially combat these tactics, see Saul Lofgrinsky’s Rules to Confront Radicals.

We can prove they know the truth by asking the right questions, as Columbo employed in the detective series, interrogators employ, and seasoned psychiatrists understand.

The 11 Tactics of Highly Deceptive People

When you see these tactics used in series, it means the liberal or Republican KNOWS he’s lying.  They are conducting fake debate, based on fake news.

The list is sorted in order of highest frequency, first.

    1. Delusional attack: The deceiver says a form of “You are crazy. Get help. What are you talking about ?”    “What are you talking about?” is an especially obvious signal of insincerity, since an intelligent person never wants to proudly say they are confused.
    2. Ridicule attack: The deceiver makes a joke of the allegation and arouse group laughter to drown out the accusation.
    3. True focus: The deceiver will focus on a true part of the story as if it were a part of the false part, and insist on discussing that the true parts of the story make the whole story true.
    4. Equivocate attack – The deceiver says “Everyone lies” – so they believe it is ok to lie.
    5. Incredulous attack: The deceiver says a form of “How could the lie go this far if it weren’t true?”
    6. Shut up/silence/re-topic attack: The deceiver does not want to talk about it, so they shut down or change the topic.
    7. Evasion moves: The deceiver refuses to look at or acknowledge the data that documents the details of the lie.
    8. Anger Attack – The deceiver gets angry and indignant.
    9. Why? Attack: The deceiver says a form of “This will not go any where, why discuss it?”
    10. Jump ahead attack: The deceiver says a form of “You are really just out to make someone look bad, aren’t you?”
    11. Friend threat, attack: The deceiver says “you will lose friends and/or trust over this,” suggesting they will defriend you if you keep it up.

If you watch drama shows, these are always tactics writers employ in scripts to hint the character is lying.

John D. Lofgren @ Junto Club:

Author of “Atlas Shouts”  #13 rated Money book on Amazon: Atlas Shouts, The Movie:

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Report: Secret Service removed alarm sensors from White House fence

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 2:41am

White House fence-jumper Jonathan Tran was able to scale over into the presidential residency’s front yard because Secret Service removed alarm sensors along a portion of fencing.

On Mar. 10, Tran climbed over a fence between the Treasury Department and the east area of the White House complex. He also wandered around the property for over fifteen minutes.

The Washington Examiner claims an unnamed source told them the area of fencing was void of high sensitivity alarm sensors. Initially, a trip was detected, but officials were unsure if it was possibly from a squirrel or a bird.

Ironically, the sensors were removed because the Secret Service agency had raised the height of the fence to prevent fence-jumpers. This clearly did not deter Tran, who was able to bypass the inactive sensors without alerting security.

The Secret Service Presidential Protective Division is in charge of overseeing residence security.


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Hey Schumer…Bring It On

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 2:22am


Well well…so it seems that our dear Democratic ‘friend’ Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has been very quick with his tongue and his pen of late…so quick to spew out threat after threat on the Senate floor as to how the Republicans will be the cause of Democrats being forced to shut down the government if they insist on building a wall along our still unsecured southern border; if they dare to start mass deportations of illegals (their prime voting block); or if they try to defund (abortion mill and baby-parts seller) Planned Parenthood.

In fact those very threats…threats of “severe consequences” made by hypocrites and sore losers who not only destroyed their own party but who have fought long and hard against all Republican attempts to shut down the government over budget disputes… saw Schumer and other top Democrat senators write a letter composed of what they called “red lines” to Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and to Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran. Saying, “If Republicans insist on inserting poison pill riders such as defunding Planned Parenthood, building a border wall or starting a deportation force, they will be shutting down the government and delivering a severe blow to our economy,” this letter is nothing but an attempt to try to get Republicans to back down…to get President Trump to back down…on promises made to ‘We the People.’

Hopefully, that backing down will not happen even with the likes of RINO Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and a few others, always on the ready to throw a wrench into the Trump and/or Republican mix.

And Schumer also was quick to remind them both in said letter that just last year the Republicans agreed to the Democrats’ request that any government funding measure would move ahead without any of what he called “controversial policy add-ons”…like what they now claim Trump’s “$25 million per mile” border wall is…after Trump suggested the possibility of attaching money for it to the must-pass continuing resolution to fund the government…or even as per the rumor mill that Trump is looking to cut funds from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the U.S. Coast Guard in order to fund the wall.

Saying that cutting money from those agencies to pay for the wall is a “pointless burden” and would make Americans less safe, Schumer went on to say in the letter that any cuts of that sort would never happen if he had any say in it.

Sounds like more threats to me…as it should to you as well.

Now as for Chuck Schumer’s threats to shut down the government if mass deportation of illegals begins in earnest…lost on Schumer and his cohorts is the fact that if you come or are already here illegally then you are by definition a criminal for you came to this country knowingly breaking our immigration laws. And nowhere in the Constitution does it say we must harbor or protect criminals of any kind.

So by the government allowing known criminals to remain here, the government itself is actually in violation of the Constitution for the Constitution does not delegate to the federal government power over immigration, only over naturalization once someone is here legally…meaning naturalization happens only after going through the required legal processes which illegals obviously have not. Wonder what Schumer would say to that…what excuse he would have for Democrats now taking part in a law-breaking activity as they are the primary one’s fighting tooth-and-nail to stop said deportations. I’m sure he would find some excuse to make right what he well knows is wrong as his party can ill afford to lose one of their prime voting blocks.

And whether illegals be granted some sort of citizenship or even voting rights…or if they continue as they do now…voting albeit illegally…Schumer knows well they do so predominately for Democrats… Democrats who when illegals put their hand out fills it up with whatever they deem they need in exchange for their vote. A vicious cycle indeed but one Schumer dare not allow to be broken.

And I hate to tell Schumer…actually I love to tell him this…but changing the moniker ‘illegals’ to ‘undocumented immigrants’ in no way changes their law-breaking status.

Lastly, as to Planned Parenthood and Schumer’s threats surrounding it as a reason why they would shut the government down…we know the Republicans (rightfully) want to strip hundreds of millions of dollars of Medicaid reimbursements and eliminate tax credits from any and all insurance providers who cover abortions and that includes from Planned Parenthood. But our Democratic ‘friend’ needs to understand the true facts about Planned Parenthood and the lies surrounding it. First, Planned Parenthood, contrary to the liberal hype, in no way has millions of women relying on them for their health care needs…period. Planned Parenthood serves only a small percentage of women’s health care needs as they perform less than 2% of all women’s cancer screenings; as they perform less than 1% of all pap exams; and as they perform less than 2% of all breast exams in the entire country, and that particular one is because Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms and never has.

And second, what Planned Parenthood does best…or should I say worst…is perform abortions…not abortions as in the case of rape, incest, or the life of the mother, which the Republicans have rightfully left in their new health care draft…but abortions as population control or abortions on demand for a woman’s selfish reason alone and even late-term abortions…you know where the baby could very easily survive outside the womb… murder in other words…abortions to the tune of 160 performed for every one child referred out for adoption.

And this is one of the things uber liberal Chuck Schumer and his cohorts want to shut the government down for…what amounts to the killing of babies…and no words I say can ever describe the vileness of this…no words at all.

But no matter the reasoning or the threats issued on the Senate floor, in the letter, or in media interviews, what is fact is that the Democrats shutting down the government over the upcoming $1 trillion spending package is not an impossibility. And why…because Chuck Schumer knows well that the spending measure needs 60 votes to pass and that doing so requires Democratic support. And he also knows Republicans only have a 52 to 46 majority in the Senate (there are two Independents) and therefore would need eight Democrats to cross party lines and vote with them in order to get the measure passed, and thus end any surely-would-come Democrat filibuster of it.

And honestly, I do not see that happening…crossing party lines I mean…but the fact remains that even if the Democrats do force a government shutdown on April 29th…as the government is only funded through the 28th…life here in these United States would not come to an crashing end.

And how do we know that…simply remember back to October 1, 2013, the first day of the 2014 fiscal year, when a ‘funding gap’ happened after disagreements over ObamaCare…as in trying to stop its implementation…thus causing the government to shut down for the first time in over 17 years. That shutdown lasted 16 days, and resulted in the temporary ‘furlough’ of what the Democrats insisted was hundreds of thousands of mostly Democratic federal employees… overpaid and seriously not needed federal employees…federal employees whose very numbers are now being rightfully trimmed by President Trump.

But did that government shutdown really affect the daily lives of ‘We the People’ to any serious degree… no it did not…and neither will another government shutdown do so if it indeed does happen.

But in the case of the Democrats and their ever so in-your-face obvious vendetta against Trump because he is president and Hillary is not, if they do dare to shut the government down it not only makes them look even worse than they already do, it actually would throw the political ball into Trump’s court as he could now come back and say that he and the Republicans were just keeping promises made to ‘We the People’ and that it is the Democrats who are trying to stop the will of the people…the very people who overwhelmingly voted for him and who have in turn turned their collective backs on the Democrat’s agenda of socialism, inclusion, and freebies for all who have their hands out…an agenda based solely upon an exchange for votes that is.

And what has been Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s response to all this highly overinflated Democrat bravado and chest beating…McConnell said he was “amused by the Democrats apparently warming up to the idea that threatening to shut down the government is a good idea,” knowing full well that the Republicans win either way as shutting the government down would rightfully hurt the Democrats big time in the upcoming midterm elections…as we know it well should.

So to Chuck Schumer I say ‘bring it on’ for whether the government is shut down or whether the funding measure passes as written, President Trump, the Republicans, and ‘We the People’ win and you and your fellow Democrats lose. But know that we have plenty of bubbles, crayons, coloring books, and therapy puppies at the ready to go into service when you and your minions run to your safe spaces to whine and cry…just saying and saying it with a happy wink and a nod.

Copyright © 2017 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor                                                                                               


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Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:13pm

Former conservative favorite Sharron Angle announced Tuesday she was running for Congress. Her latest political bid comes as tea party movement leaders say they are gearing up across the nation to fight mainstream Republicans in Congress and make sure President Donald Trump sees things their way.

“Trump proved that America wants Constitutional, free-market conservatism,” Angle said. “The reality is the president can lead, but he cannot do it alone. In Congress, we contend with the unpredictable Republicans who support, or do not support, what the American people mandated on Election Day.”

Angle was embraced by the tea party in 2010 during her unsuccessful bid to unseat then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada. After losing to Reid, she ran for the Senate again in 2016, but lost the Republican primary to U.S. Rep. Joe Heck by 50,000 votes. Trump also lost Nevada, but by a smaller margin of about 27,000 votes.

This time around, Angle is looking to unseat U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, a Republican who served as Trump’s Nevada state campaign chairman. It’s unclear if he is running for re-election, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported Tuesday. 

The tea party movement shook up national politics in 2009, forcing many Republicans in Congress to the right out of fear they would lose their seats to grassroots candidates such as Angle, who championed gun rights, mass deportations for undocumented immigrants and Christian values. At the time, 75 percent of tea party supporters were 45 or older, a New York Times/CBS News poll found. Roughly 89 percent were white and only 23 percent graduated from college. By the time tea party voters helped Republicans win back the House in 2010, about 32 percent of the country backed the movement’s ideas. That support dropped to 17 percent by 2015 as the tea party took a backseat in Washington.

“The tea party is less a new, independent movement than a reinvigoration, another manifestation, of the conservative movement. And it is something that we’ve seen strengthened in response to government overreach,” a report from the conservativeHeritage Foundation concluded last year.

But with Trump’s surprise White House win in November, some tea party leaders are hoping to mount a comeback for their small-government platform. Tea party activists holding a rally against the Affordable Care Act last week on Capitol Hill were joined by Republican Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and Rand Paul of Kentucky, among others.

“The battle is just beginning,” said Paul, who won office during the 2010 tea party wave. “They have to remember it was the tea party that put them in power,” he added of lawmakers looking to replace the health care law. 

The leader of the Tea Party Patriots worked this week to support Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, as a Senate hearing probed his qualifications.

“Our Tea Party Patriots are making phone calls and sending emails and letters to their senators from across the country,” Jenny Beth Martin, author of the 2012 book “Tea Party Patriots: The Second American Revolution,” told Breitbart News.



Trump and the Deep State

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 8:23pm

Words have meaning.  A word is a unit of language, consisting of one or more spoken sounds or their written representation that functions as a principal carrier of meaning.  Rush Limbaugh is a master of the English language in my opinion on a par with Winston Churchill and is the undisputed American master of quips, labeling, and metaphors.

As if to prove the point, Rush has once again coined a phrase that sums up a cultural phenomenon.  He has dubbed those Progressives embedded within the federal bureaucracy the Deep State.  This label perfectly describes those protected by the civil service acts as well as those political appointees who might be termed BHO holdovers.

The commentary flowing from the Attila the Hun Chair through the golden microphone recently shines a spotlight on the fact that the Praetorian Guard of the establishment are working overtime to overthrow the results of the recent election.

There is something reminiscent of Yogi Berra’s famous “Déjà vu all over again” in all of this.  It reminds me of the last president who was vocal about trying to drain the swamp.  Richard Nixon set out to reform the alphabet soup of agencies that supposedly provide the government with intelligence.  It turned into a game of who gets who first.  The entire Watergate debacle was populated by ex-CIA and ex-FBI agents. The CIA reports were withheld from everyone until the deed had been done, a president overthrown, and everyone involved safely out with the usual federal golden parachute of a plumb pension with a Cadillac package.

To catch lightening in a jar and see how this was all engineered and orchestrated see the seminal book The Silent Coup by Len Colodny and Robert Gettlin.  This is the only book that tells the other side of the Watergate myth.

If you consume the bilge being belched out by the ABC,CBS,NBC,CNN,MSNBC Cartel you would think that our president was attempting to establish a rule by decree imperial presidency.  That is what we have had for the last eight years.  That is what he was elected to replace with a government that governs as opposed to rule.  And that is what the Deep State is trying their best to avoid.  A government of the people, by the people, and for the people is as about as far from what we have had as you can get.  That is what we voted for.  That is what our President is trying to deliver and that is what the preprogrammed, prepaid protestors with their fill-in-the-blank signs are trying to prevent.

However you call it; the Country Party versus the Government Party, the Perpetually Re-elected Versus the Flyover Country, or Them versus Us it all adds up to one thing a nation divided.

Leave it to Rush to coin a name for that twin headed bird of prey, the government party of power, the Fusion Party.  These are two gangs of political hacks plundering the producers of this country bound together by their contempt for us and their greed.   They are bound and determined that they will not allow any motley collection of voters get between them and their swag.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens [email protected]  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

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A Rogue Ruling From Hawaii

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 8:15pm

“This is an unprecedented judicial overreach.”  – President Trump on Judge Derrick Watson’s ruling halting his second temporary travel ban

It was a targeted, deviously calculated, and so scolding rebuke of President Trump’s newly revised executive order on travel and refugees…his second attempt at what was at first attempt a rightful and legal order. And once again a liberal judge had our nation’s security taking a back seat to both political correctness and the will of an ex-president and his ‘shadow government’ who will protect ‘the brethren’ at all costs.

And so after weeks spent reworking the original order to the point where all the i’s were dotted and all the t’s were crossed, it was thought that no further judicial halt would happen, but then enter center stage Hawaiian Federal Court Judge Derrick K. Watson, a judicial activist in the same mold as Barack HUSSEIN Obama is a community organizer, who threw not just the proverbial wrench into the mix, but whose actions now cast the word ‘impeachment’ into that very same mix.

And know Judge Watson should be impeached for there are too many questionable actions involved as to the hows and the whys of his decision…including the fact that the complaint was brought by an Egyptian immigrant now turned imam…one Ismail Elshikh… whose Honolulu mosque is connected to the terrorist condoning and funding Muslim Brotherhood. But before I get into that what must be addressed first is how and if a sitting federal judge be impeached.

And know a federal judge can indeed be impeached but there is a specific protocol that must be followed.

First, the House of Representatives prepares the ‘articles of impeachment’ as per Article I, Section 2, Clause 5 of the Constitution which authorizes the “sole Power of Impeachment” to the House. Then said articles are sent to the Senate, which has the exclusive power to “try all Impeachments” by virtue of Article I, Section 3, Clause 6. From there the actual impeachment is a mere two-step process. The first step is taken by the House of Representatives who after ‘articles of impeachment’ have been officially filed…and know that the articles are quite similar to an indictment issued in a normal criminal prosecution…who then by a simple majority, cast their vote to impeach said official…which in this case would be to specifically remove Judge Derrick Watson from his federal judgeship. Then once the vote to impeach is passed, the Senate holds a trial to determine if the judge should be convicted and if two-thirds of the Senate vote to convict, Watson would then be officially removed from office.

So while the actual removal from office is a simple voting process, there are of course caveats that get thrown into the mix. For example, Article II, Section 4, of the Constitution states, “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors,” and it must be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that in his ruling Judge Watson did indeed violate the Constitution.

Also, a major caveat in trying to impeach Judge Watson involves the Senate vote itself for while the Republicans control the Senate it is not with a two-thirds majority.

And then there is Article lll, Section 1, which states, “…The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behavior…” with “good behavior’ being both ambiguous and non-defined…kind of the same way “natural born citizen” was never actually defined. And here is where but one problem lies regarding Judge Watson for one can issue a ruling the other side might not like, but just because a ruling is not liked does not mean it was not issued while exhibiting the Constitutionally required “good behavior.”

“Good behavior”…and herein lies the crux of Judge Watson’s actions, both in his ruling and its aftermath, for “good behavior,” I believe, was breached time and again not only regarding how the ruling was made but in the actual process of making it as well.

Let me explain.

In order to reach the point this case did, a resident of Hawaii had to file or be part of an official complaint regarding President Trump’s temporary travel ban and prove to the court that it caused ‘hardship.’ And here is where the aforementioned Iman Ismail Elshikh comes in. Living in Hawaii with his Syrian-born wife for just a bit over a decade and leader since 2013 of Honolulu’s and Oahu’s only mosque, ‘The Muslim Association of Hawaii’…the mosque most of Hawaii’s roughly 5000 Muslims attend (who make up less than 0.1% to 0.4% of Hawaii’s population)…this mosque has known ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and adheres to the Islamic principles that the sharia is supreme even over the Constitution.

And how do we know these ties…because as per the official court records for Honolulu County, the mosque lists its deed holder as the ‘North American Islamic Trust’ (NAIT) which serves as the financial holding company for the Muslim Brotherhood in America…the very terrorist group that President Trump has made no secret of that he wants to add to the State Department’s list of foreign terrorist organizations.

So now we know that it was a Muslim Brotherhood-backed imam…a 39-year old Egyptian-born Iman living in the U.S. on a green card…which makes him a legal permanent resident and one not affected by the travel ban…whom Hawaii’s Attorney General Doug Chin brought in as a fellow plaintiff on February 14th while the lawsuit was on hold, and who was able to have said hold temporarily lifted just so Imam Elshikh could be added to the case…how convenient was that? And when he was added a new count was added as well, with Hawaii now claiming the travel ban also violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

A Muslim Brotherhood operative being added to the case is no mere coincidence as the Muslim Brotherhood has already infiltrated the halls of our government via Barack HUSSEIN Obama, and that infiltration needed to be completed. And with his ruling Judge Watson let that particular Muslim Brotherhood operative be part of that completion as he basically allowed him to dictate America’s refugee and visa policy as to who can and cannot enter our country.

And he did so all because this one Muslim Brotherhood operative claimed he suffered “irreparable harm” because President Trump’s executive order would for 90-days prevent his Syrian mother-in-law from visiting the family in Hawaii.

The actual lawsuit reads in part as follows:

“Plaintiffs allege that the Executive Order subjects portions of the State’s population, including Dr. Elshikh and his family, to discrimination in violation of both the Constitution and the INA, denying them their right, among other things, to associate with family members overseas on the basis of their religion and national origin. The State purports that the Executive Order has injured its institutions, economy, and sovereign interest in maintaining the separation of church and state.”

But pray tell how does a temporary travel ban cause any one person “irreparable harm” or deny anyone the right to associate with family members overseas as all one has to do is wait out the 90-days and no more ban. And how does this ban deny Hawaii her sovereignty in regards to the separation of church and state…it simply does not no matter that the case argued claimed this ban was an unconstitutional burden for Muslim-Americans because of their religion. But how does the ban do even that as Muslims are still free to practice their religion…even though we know or should know by now that Islam is not a religion but a political system hiding behind the guise of religion.

And tell me how does said ban affect “institutions”…in this case meaning Hawaii’s ability to recruit foreign students from the six Muslim-majority countries listed to its institutions of higher learning…as in colleges and universities. But how many students from those six countries named…countries that are well-known Islamic strongholds where education is not valued…have students educated enough or whose families have money enough to allow them to spend years studying in one of America’s most expensive states to live…maybe but a handful at best.

And how does the temporary travel ban affect Muslim visitors in relation to Hawaii’s economy…an economy dependent on tourism…and how many visitors from Muslim countries contribute to Hawaii’s economy…basically none as Muslim visitors are few and far between. In fact, as per the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Travel & Tourism Office (NTTO), 77.5 million international visitors traveled to the U.S. in 2015, and out of the top 15 countries whose residents visited here, there was not one Muslim country on that list. And while Hawaii is on the list of states most visited, no Muslim country’s visitors made that list as the numbers were too small to register…so the argument of this ban hurting Hawaii’s economy is a mute point.

Nor does this travel ban deny refugees the right to settle in Hawaii for Hawaii has done that on her own. How so…out of the millions of refugees who have come to America in the past decade Hawaii has taken in only 127 refugees and only one of those has been from a country, in this case Iran, on President Trump’s banned list, and that one person was believed to be a Christian and not a Muslim.

In fact, Hawaii’s refugees were mostly from the Southeast Asian countries of Burma and Viet Nam, with zero from Africa, and with only the above-mentioned person being from a Muslim-majority country…in other words basically not a Muslim amongst them. And that has been documented by Refugee Resettlement Watch, which has been tracking resettlements in the U.S. for the past 10 years.

Hypocrite thy name is Hawaii…thus proving that this entire judicial charade was not about who was banned or for how long, but was all about discrediting and stopping President Trump’s agenda and the promises he made to ‘We the People’ at all costs…especially when it regards keeping the flow of ‘the brethren’ unhindered into our country.

Unhindered via a judge with a direct connection to Barack HUSSEIN Obama…personal connects in fact for District Court Judge Derrick Kahala Watson was a Harvard Law School classmate of Obama’s with both graduating in 1991. And while Harvard Law graduates around 500 students each year, Judge Watson claims he never personally met Obama at Harvard, and that he only knew him as head of the school’s law review. But knowing Obama as we do, I find it hard to believe that he would not have sought out a fellow student from Hawaii as I doubt there were more than a handful attending Harvard Law School at the same time they both did.

And while Judge Derrick Watson’s biography and legal qualifications can easily be found online…the fact is that there were more qualified persons Obama could have appointed to the judgeship. But could Watson have been Obama’s pick for this little-known reason and this reason alone…Watson did pro-bono ‘wage and hour’ claims on behalf of ‘Mexican nationals’ in San Francisco. Mexican nationals…illegals perhaps…a much-needed part of the Democratic voting base…making Watson someone Obama could use to his advantage if he needed a future ruling to go his way…just something to think about.

“Enforcement of these provisions in all places, including the United States, at all United States borders and ports of entry, and in the issuance of visas is prohibited, pending further orders from this Court,” Watson wrote in his ruling.

And as to Judge Watson’s actual written opinion in the case of the STATE OF HAWAI”I and ISMAIL vs. DONALD TRUMP, et al., Watson states that President Trump’s travel ban showed religious discrimination because 99% of the population in the six countries banned were Muslims. Writing, “It would, therefore, be no paradigmatic leap to conclude that targeting these countries likewise targets Islam,” Watson specifically referenced Imam Elshikh, whose “American family,” he said, would be kept from reuniting with his Syrian mother-in-law because of religious discrimination.

Now think about this…it has been firmly established U.S. law that the rights of the Constitution belong only to American citizens so how can Judge Watson cite Imam Elshikh’s family as an “American family” as both he and his wife are green card holders alone and not American citizens…naturalized or otherwise…nor are they now or have they ever been in the process of becoming American citizens. So how can this judge cite a lie as a reason to halt the sitting president’s executive order for while a green card allows one permanent U.S. residency it does not in any way confer citizenship…and the judge knows this but he obviously could care less.

And then there is The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, passed by a Democrat majority Congress over a presidential veto, which granted all visa issuing power to the executive branch…meaning the president…as well as granting him control over visas. This includes setting quotas for any number…including zero…and it can be for any reason…including religion. And dare we forget that in 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in Kerry v. Kin that the president could deny a visa to anyone for no reason at all.

And while Judge Watson does write that it is “undisputed” that the order does not “facially discriminate for or against any particular religion,” he does say that “Because a reasonable, objective observer – enlightened by specific historical context, contemporaneous public statements, and specific sequence of events leading to its issuance – would conclude that the Executive Order was issued with a purpose to disfavor a particular religion, in spite of its stated, religiously-neutral purpose, the Court finds that Plaintiffs…are likely to succeed on the merits of their Establishment Clause claim”…yet he still wants us to believe that Trump’s past words said to create a basis for the mistrust of his current motives regarding Muslims and Islam.

Writing that the original travel ban called for religious minorities (as in Christians) in Muslim-majority countries to receive special treatment…no matter that this was removed in the second order…what Judge Watson actually did…as per what Hawaii’s Attorney General Chin calls Muslim ban 2.0…was basically rule on the already rescinded first executive order and not on the second order which was the one he was supposed to rule on.

Allowing his personal opinion to guide his judgment, Judge Watson also cited campaign rhetoric as a reason for his decision…in other words this judge did not follow the rule of law requiring strict impartiality concerning the law when interpreting the law.

Citing a Trump press release from December 2015 which reads, “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States…” along with hearsay from others, including half-quotes from Trump advisor Rudi Guiliani, who in a January 2017 Fox News interview said that Trump asked him to come up with a way to legally ban Muslims from the United States….Watson left out Guiliani’s further comment that Trump called him and said, “Put a commission together, show me the right way to do it legally”…with “legally” being the all-important word.

Also, Judge Watson cited a March 2016 CNN interview in which Trump said, “I think Islam hates us,” and then went on to say that “there’s tremendous hatred” and that “we have to be very vigilant. We have to be very careful.” In other words, then candidate and still private citizen Trump could not say what he believed, but it is okay for this liberal judge to say what he believes and to do so while supposedly being an impartial interpreter of the law…when supposedly showing the Constitutionally required “good behavior” which clearly he did not.

“The illogic of the Government’s contentions is palpable,” Watson wrote in his opinion. “The notion that one can demonstrate animus toward any group of people only by targeting all of them at once is fundamentally flawed.” But the only thing flawed is Watson’s opinion itself.

And why is it flawed…because it is based upon his personal feelings as in what he thinks President Trump wants to do via his using selective campaign rhetoric and not the actual words of the order as written. Also, Judge Watson clearly does not understand that the ‘Establishment Clause’…the First Amendment…states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…” and in no way has the Establishment Clause been held by courts to apply to immigration policy. And lastly, as per the very words of President Trump, this ruling itself is indeed a “judicial overreach.”

And how so…as per Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, a Senior Editor at The Federalist, “the idea that these courts are putting forth that restricting entry to a country with a majority religion suggests bias against that entire religion would make any and all immigration policy unconstitutional. Very few countries don’t have a majority religion, after all.” And this simply means that this judge is trying his best to stop President Trump from ever being able to set any immigration policy regarding Muslim-majority countries…an overreach for sure as the Constitution itself affords the president and the executive branch the very power to do so.

This also means that President Trump had every right to issue the order he did after all, Obama himself did a similar thing when he, in December 2015, signed into law the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act as part of an omnibus spending bill. And this was the very legislation that restricted access to the Visa Waiver Program (a program allowing citizens of specific countries to travel to the United States for tourism, business, or while in transit for up to 90 days without having to obtain a visa) to the very same countries President Trump has in his temporary travel ban. Guess that is something Judge Watson forgot about too.

And speaking of Obama, know his hand is all over Judge Watson’s decision as there are too many overlaps to be coincidental. Overlaps like he and Watson graduating from the same school in the same year; like he being the one who appointed Derrick Watson to this judgeship; and that he suddenly decided to visit Hawaii without his family in tow less than 48 hours before Watson made the very ruling that blocked President Trump’s temporary travel ban.

And dare we forget that Judge Watson had his 43-page opinion ready for dissemination less than two hours after hearing arguments whether to block the immigration ban or not. And this very timetable raises serious concerns about Judge Watson possibly having made his decision before even hearing the attorney’s arguments and that he had already drafted his opinion in full. And if his decision was made beforehand…due to interference by Obama perhaps…this means he either had the written opinion already done or he had two hours of help (Obama’s?) in doing so.

Also, let’s not overlook the fact that twice Obama was physically within three to five minutes of Watson, both at the courthouse and at the restaurant he later dined at.

And that brings us to this candid, phone-taken photo currently circulating over the internet. Believed by many to be an actual photo taken by the restaurant owner of Obama, Judge Watson, and (believed to be) his wife either the night before or soon after the judge ruled ‘no-go’ on President Trump’s temporary travel ban, others say it is not Judge Watson but just someone who happens to look a bit like him.

But no matter which it actually is, the fact remains there are way too many anything but coincidences involving Watson’s personal and professional ties to Obama. And when that is coupled with the timing of Obama’s sudden and unannounced solo trip to Hawaii, one has to wonder exactly how much influence, if any, Obama had in the judge’s actual ruling and in his very ‘untimely’ release of his 43-page opinion, especially since Judge Watson remains adamant that said ban is discriminatory against Muslims and that the new order is not any less unconstitutional than the old one.

And while we wait to see how this ultimately plays out, including whether Judge Derrick Watson is officially called to task and reprimanded for his biased decision or even if grounds are found to remove him from his judgeship, only time will tell. But what remains the bottom line is that the Constitution does indeed give the president the right to determine who can and cannot enter our country for without that ability America’s sovereignty is indeed lost, and that is something that must never be allowed to happen no matter who is the president.

Investigative Reports…Copyright © 2017 Diane Sori and Craig Andresen / Right Side Patriots

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Beauty and the Beast

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:36am

Beauty and the Beast. The story of Ted Cummings, and Elizabeth Thomas is an old one. A man in mid life crises being attracted to a young girl is not the most surprising thing in the world. Of course there is revulsion, and cries of pedophilia, but that’s not what’s in play here. This is a man grasping for his youth by enticing a girl, who while may be physically well grown, is not mentally equipped to understand the situation at all. He’s looking for a “new beginning” and she just moved from dolls to high school crushes. This is a recipe for disaster.

Social norms adjust from place to place, indeed from era to era. When Chuck Berry recorded “Sweet Little Sixteen” the “coming out” of a young girl on the eve of womanhood was a recognized red letter day, with the understanding that she would need a bit more time to “learn the ropes” before she took her place in society, that place in the 50’s being a wife and mother. The young man she would marry would be honing his skills to be the provider as she kept house, raised the kids, and if all went well, the grandkids.

Still, you must ask why does a man of that age become entangled with a teenage girl? There is no common ground, no future, and no hope. As the last nine days have played out I’ve watched. At first it was called a kidnap crime, but released Facebook items have shown that it was a full blown romance between a starry eyed girl and an old fool. The girl IS endanger when you realize that when Cummin’s dreams and life come crashing down around his ears he will turn on her as the primer of his delusional view of life.

I take a young man to work every morning. When I drop him off, and start home, there is a pretty girl sitting, waiting on a bus to take her to high school. I can see her backpack filled with books. I stop at the light, she smiles, I smile. I think, “Oh, to be young again,” but I’m not, and she is, and her gift to me is a pleasant smile, perhaps a nod, and my wishing her a good day at school, and a happy life. Cummins has robbed Beth of all that. He has thrust her helter skelter into an adult world when she should have been talking with her BFF about the best looking boy on the football team.

So what’s his plan? I mean we all know they can’t just settle down somewhere. Well, I’m an expert at that, having, at twenty, eloped with my seventeen year old girlfriend. . . to Mexico! I’ve watched as he headed south from Tennessee, and presumably west at Alabama. Back in the day we went to Mexico. We ventured forty miles into the country, swore allegiance to the Mexican flag, and were married. When we returned to the states her father gave us an American wedding. Some differences here. For one, the age span between us was only about three years. Two, we were able to return and live a fairly normal life. Finally, I don’t even know if the laws are the same, and he could end up in a Mexican jail and she . . . well, gringo girl, alone, Mexico?

This will end badly for him, but begin badly for a young lady who is scarred for life. Only when he is captured, and looks into the faces of his grandchildren will he come to realize the cost of his actions. We should all pray for Elizabeth’s return, but no amount of prayer will return her innocence. Cummins took that, and left it in a motel somewhere. Beauty and the Beast? It will be beauty that kills the beast!

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Business Learns Trump Giveth and Trump Taketh Away

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 2:29pm

Conservatives always knew Trump’s policies would be a dog’s breakfast of competing initiatives and impulsive proposals. His State of the Administration speech only served to confirm it.

There were solid assurances to reestablish the rule of law and promises to develop a “historic” tax reform program that will make US businesses more competitive with other countries.

Unfortunately, waiting for tax reform from a Republican Congress that supports business because it makes campaign contributions and ignores competition because it doesn’t, is like waiting for a pause in an Obama monologue.

Rather than wait, Trump issued an order that requires the executive branch to remove two old regulations for every new one it issues.

That’s a great start; although something tells me at least initially the regulations deleted are going to be those covering the sodium content of salt pork issued to the Army of the Potomac.

But how does removing burdensome regulations on US business square with requiring those same businesses to provide paid family leave? I know it’s a logical progression from universal Pre–K, which is taxpayer–funded daycare, to paying mothers to raise their own babies, but it’s not logical for Republicans trying to make America competitive.

Trump’s new Commissar of Motherhood is going to be regulating up a storm. What number employees is the cutoff for coverage? Will men get to take advantage of paid leave? What about men who can’t decide if they are a man or a woman? Can homosexuals take off to raise a surrogate child? Is a polygamist limited to children from one wife or do all qualify? Does a mother of twins get twice as much leave? Can a divorced husband take off if he still gets along with the ex–wife and she has a child? Will leave only apply to immediate family or will it be like chain immigration and apply to cousins, uncles and people with similar last names?

Do mothers who abort their child get time off to sooth a guilty conscience? How long does the leave last? If a woman gives birth to a girl and a few years later she decides she’s a boy, can mom take another leave to help with the transition? If a woman adopts an infant, does she qualify? If a woman serves as a surrogate mother can she take paid leave, too?

Will the payment be a percentage of salary or a fixed rate? Will there be a means test? How about a citizenship test? Does a woman continue to earn seniority as she cares for junior? Does the leave clock for a premie start when the child was born or when it should have been born? If a mother’s state already has a paid leave program does she have to choose one or can she double–dip?

Just answering those few questions will generate reams of regulations. Will the Commissar get a free pass on the new one–for–two regulatory rule and start from scratch? Or will he have to persuade other agencies to donate old regulations he can sacrifice on the altar of red tape?

I’m sorry, but this has Ivanka’s fingerprints all over it and no one that I know of voted for her.

This program better left to the states. California, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Rhode Island already have leave programs. The other states are free to follow their lead and burden their businesses, too.

This is not to say I downplay the importance of motherhood. I don’t. Conservatives put much more emphasis on the nurturing of the nuclear family than the left does. Strong families build a strong society.

Let’s say Virginia, where I live, wanted to encourage working mothers to stay home with their children for the first three months. I could support a plan that takes inspiration from the foster parent program.

Virginia pays foster parents $462 a month for children under age four. It could start a new Leg Up on Life program that pays working mothers a similar amount for the first three months of the child’s life. This encourages mothers to take time off from work to establish a relationship with the newborn and removes some of the financial pressure.

In the interest of equity I would allow both working and non–working women to be eligible. In the interest of keeping the program simple, the payment would not be means tested. If women already had paid leave from their place of employment, they could collect both payments.

This program has the advantage of being simple, non–federal and no burden on business. It encourages mothers without discouraging job creation. Best of all it doesn’t establish a federal entitlement Democrats could increase at some time in the future, like Trump’s does.

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Amendment 17 + Federalist 63 = Article 5

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 6:32am

The founders were not inventors, they tried to emulate the best examples in history:  A government based on a powerful appointed senate.

“It adds no small weight to all these considerations, to recollect that history informs us of no long-lived republic which had not a senate. Sparta, Rome, and Carthage are, in fact, the only states to whom that character can be applied.”

The three longest lasting governments in world history all had a common element: Carthage, Sparta, and Rome, all had an appointed senate.  (This has been fact checked.) In 1913, Amendment 17 ended the United States Senate and we changed from a bicameral republic to a bicameral democracy.

History of Democracy

All democracies become communist, they DON’T fix themselves. The public schools are not teaching this any more – they are LYING about democracy being good. Polybius first noticed the failing trend 2300 years ago.   He perfectly describes us today:  “Voters bribed by the politicians”.   No democracy in world history has survived more than 2-3 generations before the carnage begins

Democracy is endorsed by Communist Icon Vladimir Lenin:  “Democracy is indispensable to socialism.”

The Solution is Article 5

We MUST have one or more Article 5 conventions to:

  • abolish amendment 17, thus makes us a republic again, see Federalist #63
  • limit the judiciary to yes/no decisions,
  • let governors cancel a SCOTUS decision by majority vote,
  • mandate Constructionist rulings by the SCOTUS
  • and reinforce states powers EXPLICITELY using Article 1 section 8 – an iteration of the powers of congress.


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