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The Black Angel of Death

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 12:29pm

 

Sometimes when you think you have found solutions to a situation you discover that you left something undone. So it is with me and the CPS. After the roller coaster ride seven years ago, and the fight after, I thought that I, and the “department” had reached an understanding. I was wrong.

My granddaughter is a type one diabetic. She’s also ten years old, and gets to watch her brothers eat Twinkies as she eats a carrot. Life is not fair for her. For the last two years she’s been on insulin set for a seven year old at around fifty pounds. She sees the doctor monthly, if not more, and up until recently everything was fine. Enter a growth spurt. Suddenly, we had twice as much little girl as we had previously. Combine that with the approach of puberty, and the insulin which had sustained her became useless.

Weeks before the end of the school year we began to address this, indeed setting up further testing in Utah. When school ended she came with family to Texas for her summer. Her diabetes attacked with a vengeance. High readings ensued, and the application of her medication proved of no value.. There was a ceiling on her daily insulin so when we reached that number it was salad, walking, and more salad. Finally, she went “over the top” and had to go to the hospital.

During that stay she was put on an insulin drip, and after two days she was back to normal. Her regular doctor was on vacation so the hospital returned her to her regular prescription. This was normal. She came home, and after three days she was back in the hospital again. Now, please note that she was under her doctor’s care the entire time. Enter the CPS.

By this time my little girl’s regular doctor was back, and with his team quickly addressed the problem, changing her medication. Her blood sugar returned to normal. Not good enough for Judy Van Fleet, ace detective and supreme council of the Texas Child Protective Services. With the child in hospital, connected to IVs, Van Fleet arrived around midnight with the police. She couldn’t just pull the needles out of Puck’s little arms and throw her in the back of a van, but upon returning home the family was exposed to the full wrath of the CPS. ALL off the children were questioned about such worthy subjects as what kind of drugs are in the house, where to they sleep, where do WE sleep, do we have a dog, a gun, who’s married to whom, and why is there so much food in the house.

We returned to Utah to make Puck’s previously arranged appointment, with the full support of the hospital in Texas, indeed with agreement on a professional parties that this situation would require several doctors to formulate a game plan. Perhaps this plan will help other children fighting the Pink Dragon. Please note I said “professional!” I don’t count pedophiles, murderers, or kidnappers as professional. The best interest of the child was the furtherest thing from Van Fleet’s mind as she slobbered over her victory of destroying a family, and quite possibly killing a little girl. Years ago CPS put Puck in a coma while denying her diabetes.

Therapy picked up in Utah right on schedule. Seems in Utah people believe in family, children, and god, something the Texas CPS lost a long time ago. People of Texas, sometimes you have to go to the next level. People have been so traumatized by CPS that we surrender our most precious children calmly, praying they won’t be raped, or killed today. Little Alex Hill condemns us all from the grave. It’s time to strike.

The only thing the CPS understands is force, fear, and brutality. I’d thought differently, I was wrong. Time to play by the rules they set. Bring the fight to them, and not just in some court with the judge on CPS kickback. It’s time to rid the earth of this vermin, and may God forgive us for not acting sooner. Some of us will fall, but in the end the children will be safe, and this pestilence will be purged, their buildings razed, , and the grown sown with salt. There is no middle ground, there is no “good” Texas CPS. We all have choices in life. Sometimes they aren’t good choices, but we make them, and live with the consequences. I choose hell. I want to be there to welcome every case worker to the infernal regions. Puck will be with Little Alex Hill in The Celestial Kingdom, and that’s good enough for me. My prayer for you, dear reader, is that this time I finish the job so that your children wake up in their beds tomorrow, with their dog at their feet, and mommy and daddy in the next room. Sometimes the solution is the black angel of death.

 

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YouTube Takes Controversial Steps To Censor Non-Leftists

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 8:35am

Stating that the content is “controversial,” not the censorship itself, YouTube has taken the first few steps to censor dissenting views. But it gets worse.  YouTube will also begin to censor your searches and fill the results with propaganda while on its website.

Last night, YouTube took to its “Official Blog” to more or less announce that they would be taking steps to censor content they determined to be “controversial,” even if that content didn’t break any laws or violate the site’s user agreement.  The message made a pledge to be part of an effort to “fight terror content online.” But the move was rightly met with widespread skepticism among YouTuber’s as nothing more than a thinly-veiled attempt to censor conservative speech.

It’s not just “controversial” content creators that will be impacted as anyone who merely searches for keywords that YouTube deems ‘questionable’, for whatever reason, will be promptly redirected to propaganda videos intended to “directly confront and debunk” whatever questionable content that user was looking for. Meaning, you’ll be bombarded with the right kind of propaganda approved by YouTube designed to get you thinking the way YouTube insists upon.

Early intervention and expanding counter-extremism work: We’ve started rolling out features from Jigsaw’s Redirect Method to YouTube. When people search for sensitive keywords on YouTube, they will be redirected towards a playlist of curated YouTube videos that directly confront and debunk violent extremist messages. We also continue to amplify YouTube voices speaking out against hate and radicalization through our YouTube Creators for Change program. Just last week, the U.K. chapter of Creators for Change, Internet Citizens, hosted a two-day workshop for 13-18 year-olds to help them find a positive sense of belonging online and learn skills on how to participate safely and responsibly on the internet. We also pledged to expand the program’s reach to 20,000 more teens across the U.K. –YouTube Official Blog The Daily Caller points out, that the responsibility of censorship on YouTube will fall upon impartial (although that word is being used incredibly loosely in this instance) groups like the Anti-Defamation League that recently published a list of “alt-right” and “alt-lite” YouTubers. Ironically though, they failed to highlight extreme leftist organizations such as Antifa. Not surprisingly, these moves to censor content creators while shoving propaganda videos down the throats of users has been blasted by conservatives and anti-government activists online who feel like they’ve been targeted. Censorship of so-called “hate speech” has been the cornerstone of tyrannical regimes such as the Soviet Union.  Hate speech is 100% subjective and should never be regulated, but in order to promote fascist ideas, dictators must convince populations to accept their oppression and not speak out.  Regulation of any speech is a detriment to the human rights of everyone. Source: Mac Slavo @SHTFplan.com

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Left’s Policy on Guns & Mental Health Turns on a Stiletto

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 8:58pm

Up until quite recently the official policy on the left was to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally unstable. A CNN propagandist wrote, “If there’s anything both sides of America’s heated and polarizing gun debate may agree on, it’s the need to keep firearms out of the hands of people with serious mental illness.”

The gun control group “Before It Starts” asked petition signers to, “Support stricter gun control by giving law enforcement and mental health professionals the obligation for independent mental health screening for gun permits…It’s not the gun, but the people who are permitted to use them.”

And New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo neatly summed up the left’s former argument when he declared, “People who have mental health issues should not have guns.”

Bradley Manning: Posterboy (girl) for damage trannies do in the military.

So why is the left now demanding the mentally ill have access to the most dangerous weapons in the US arsenal while still in the grip of their psychosis?

I don’t want a man who thinks he’s Napoleon Bonaparte cruising in a boomer beneath the polar ice cap any more than I want a man who thinks he’s a woman sitting in a Montana missile silo.

GI Joe and GI Jane are different people, not different facets of the same person.

Normally the left assures a gullible public that it has science coming out of its ears, but in the case of “transgender” individuals they are going to let delusion set the agenda. And make no mistake — these poor, confused people are seriously deluded and mentally ill.

A 2016 Johns Hopkins Study points out the obvious: “The hypothesis that gender identity is an innate, fixed property of human beings that is independent of biological sex—that a person might be ‘a man trapped in a woman’s body’ or ‘a woman trapped in a man’s body’—is not supported by scientific evidence.”

The science, to borrow a term, is “settled.” The American College of Pediatricians holds, “Humans are male and female, biologically. Science is straightforward about this: a person’s DNA either has two X chromosomes or one X and one Y…Scientifically, human sexuality is ‘binary by design’ with the aim of reproduction. Disorders of sex development (DSDs) are “rightly recognized as disorders,” and those who suffer from them ‘do not constitute a third sex.’”

A person’s sex is coded into every individual cell in the body at the chromosomal level. Believing otherwise doesn’t even qualify as superstition. It’s just nuts.

Decisions regarding gender aren’t a range of options anymore than Bulimia is a practical alternative to a balanced diet. These individuals need serious, sustained psychiatric help, not induction papers.

Trump’s ban on these unhappy sufferers serving in any capacity in the military is sensible, scientific policy.

If they had their way where the PC commissars of the left would draw the line? Would trannies be judged on a delusion spectrum? If a black man thinks he’s a black woman he’s (she’s) good to go, but if he starts thinking he’s also Michelle Obama it’s discharge time?

The basic absurdity and consequent moral erosion of the rank–and–file military that would be caused by mainstreaming the gender–confused is evidently not a problem for cultural Marxists. The command staff is ordered to pretend these femen are perfectly normal, aside from their fundamental rejection of reality, and troops are to obey their orders as if they came from a normal person.

Only they aren’t normal. Bi–gender individuals come with a host of pre–existing conditions that are a result of living a lie. The Johns Hopkins study: “Members of the transgender population are also at higher risk of a variety of mental health problems compared to members of the non-transgender population. Especially alarmingly, the rate of lifetime suicide attempts across all ages of transgender individuals is estimated at 41%, compared to under 5% in the overall U.S. population.”

That’s a comforting thought when one considers the firepower available to members of the US military.

Columnist Matt Barber asks, “If your daughter “identified” as a fat person…but, in reality, suffered from anorexia – would you affirm her ‘fatness’ and get her liposuction?”

No you’d get her mental help, but not in the Pentagon.

Up until Trump’s tweet, they were funding body vandalism with tax dollars, as disturbed femen demanded “gender reassignment surgery.” But why single reassignment surgery for special treatment? Wouldn’t a woman who thought she was Barbie trapped in Olive Oil’s body qualify for breast enhancement surgery on the tax dime?

If the left wants to conduct its insane social experiments in the Peace Corps it can be my guest, but taxpayers should completely reject gender experimentation in the Marine Corps.

Any general or civilian Pentagon official that thinks otherwise isn’t fit to serve either.

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The Power of the Tea Party

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 3:36pm

The last couple of years, many have claimed that the Tea Party is dead. The Tea Party has become irrelevant and is toxic. Many have argued that the Tea Party is devoid of any real power and just needs to go away. If I am, to be honest, I have to admit that I too am guilty of tossing flowers on the grave of the Tea Party. My frustration with the Tea Party laid in the fact that many were profiteering off of the Patriots (followers) while not maximizing the wave of popularity for political purposes. On top of that, we had candidates running for offices (under the Tea Party banner) who were ill-equipped and under funded to be campaigning in the first place. Combine all of this, throw into a pot and what happened was; we became labeled as politically naive and trouble makers.

To be “fair and balanced” (yes, I borrowed that from Fox News), I will say that, even through all of the mistakes the Tea Party was making, the wave of patriotism did manage to elect a Republican House and later a Republican Senate. What transpired over the last several years is this. Across America, there are literally over 500 Tea Party groups. Many are small, some are mid-size with a thousand or so members, and a few are very large, such as Tea Party Patriots with membership numbering in the seven-digits.

The problem with the Tea Party is the Patriots have become disillusioned with the results they are seeing. A husband and wife can only attend so many rallies where the message is usually same. “Hey Patriots; we need to elect constitutional conservatives who will protect our founding documents, balance the budget, support the unborn, protect our guns and secure our borders and jobs!” Then we hear a dissertation on John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, toss in some patriotic music, listen to a few rants about the current administration and their failings, then we go home. What we ‘DO NOT HEAR‘ is precisely how to change things, who is going to be in charge of getting these things changed, what we’re going to change nor a plan of action to get this ship going in the right direction. This is what is so frustrating for the Patriots. They listen to the complaints, agree with the complaints, but are not hearing a solution to the problem.

It is very apparent that there are millions upon millions who agree with the Tea Party message of conservatism. That is very evident in who has been getting elected. The problem here is, we are not organized enough and could be getting many more Mike Lee’s and Ted Cruz’s elected if we were better organized. We could be sending a bus load more Steve King’s, Jim Bridenstine’s, and Louie Gohmert’s to D.C. if we had more leadership and organization happening on our end. Then once they arrive, our Tea Party Lobbyist pays them a visit and reminds them of “who sent them, how they got there, and what their responsibilities are now that they sit in that seat.”

Have you not wondered just “how the Repeal Obamacare” failed?

It was as simple as this. The Insurance cartel applied an enormous amount of pressure to the Senators to keep Obamacare. Remember, there was some $200 Billion in the new Senate Bill, plus the tens of billions already in Obamacare for the Insurance Companies to garner if they lost money in a state where they insured Obamacare policy holders. It was as simple as “they lobbied the Senators hard” while nobody was representing the grassroots voters (IE; Tea Party). The Insurance Lobby can donate enormous amounts of money to candidates through a spider web of mechanisms. However, they cannot guarantee or deliver votes! In the end, the candidate needs votes! We can secure votes, and we can guarantee money as well. We can provide that Senate candidate with thousands of volunteers on Saturday and Sunday afternoons to knock on doors, make calls, put out yard signs and all the rest. The Insurance Lobby cannot. Do you now see where we are failing?

Your’s truly speaking at a rally in Indianola, Iowa some years back.

We are holding the power! We are holding all the aces; we just are not playing them at the right time if at all!

Patriots; I have the solution to this problem. I am resurrecting (Tea Party of America)! 

Tea Party of America will be rising from the dead. Here is the plan.

  • TPoA will be both an actual Tea Party with millions upon millions of members. The website will have all Tea Parties across the country listed by state and have links to the individual sites. The site will also have listed all events (including monthly meetings) by each group across the nation. Each group will have contact information with phone numbers.
  • Once the site is completed, and all the groups are listed, then we begin the process of organization. TPoA will host a convention of sorts where we appoint a political board whose job it will be to vet candidates. We will have a finance board to support these candidates of “OUR CHOOSING” (meaning the convention’s choice). The individual groups will be our grassroots army for the candidates.
  • TPoA will have Lobbyist on Capitol Hill who will be full-time employees whose job it is to ensure that the grassroots voices are being heard. If a Republican is not voting the way, they are supposed to, then that Republican will go on a list to be primaried by “our guy or gal” in the next cycle. In other words, this is going to be very organized, tracked and carried out in a professional manner.
  • Once every two years (as I said above) we will hold a convention. At this conference, we will hear from candidates at all levels from Governor up to Presidential candidates. We will be voting on who to support; then we will be supporting them.

Patriots; this is just a 30,000-foot overview of what is coming. This is being worked on and will be detailed in the coming months. I want to promise you that this will happen and we will have true leadership for the grassroots and true representation for all states and all Tea Parties across America on Capitol Hill.

To be candid with you, I am sick of my voice and the voices of millions of Americans not being heard or ignored by these arrogant politicians. I am tired of broken promises, and I am sick of lies, lies and more lies. These jerk wads or either going to conform to the will of the people or they are going to be out.

Yes, this project is going to cost millions of dollars to pull off, but I am going to get it done. Stay tuned, be positive, it is coming. We are about to show Washington, D. C. just how convincing a bunch of hacked off American Patriots can truly be.

If you feel so inclined, you can help out by hitting the Donate button at the bottom of this page. Many thanks and I will be reporting on our progress shortly.

The new website will be (www.TeaPartyofAmerica.com) Yes, this site will be huge and very expensive, but totally interactive. More to come shortly.

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MOAR Mother Of All Rallies

Sun, 07/30/2017 - 3:19pm

The Mother Of All Rallies is upon us in September. MOAR, as it’s known, is billed as the epitome of American patriotic resistance to the steady decline of our culture, designed to right all wrongs, cure cancer, and reinvent mom’s apple pie. I’m going to tell you the truth.

Mark Connor played a phone conversation on his radio show this morning. A guy named Tony was expounding his political ideology. Tony is batshit crazy. Mark, I must say was a bit more politically correct than I, but that’s his style, this is mine.

Conservative rallies are largely failures for a number of reasons. Conservatives work, and have little time to travel the distances required to attend. They are also older, and the very act of attending one of these things puts them off. That, and they vote. When you see ANTIFA, Black Lives Matter, New Black Panthers and all the other liberal marches or rallies you can bet there aren’t fifty votes in the crowd. For all the ballyhoo MOAR will be a disappointment.

Beyond that, what Tony told Mark was at the very least alarming, and at the high end downright dangerous. He was advocating “defending” himself at the rally based on what he’d been told in some VFW of WhereEVER, Oklahoma. Riots are not a bar fight, friends, people get killed. The government has proven time, and time again that it will use deadly force to protect the people from “those” people. Waco, Ruby Ridge, Burns Oregon, Waco (again) and countless other times where shots were fired and the gavel never fell. You cannot incite revolution, they will ignite you!

Should we gather peacefully, yes. Should we voice our concerns, yes. Should we slip guns into a rally in the nation’s capitol during a volatile ultra right wing rally. Did I already use “batshit” crazy. I hate to repeat myself. You change the direction of the country at the ballot box. You join organizations such as the Tea Party, or form your own party. You do not plan insurrection in some bar.

Mark Connor nailed it. Tony thinks Tommy the “POA” can lead a militia. In all respect, I know men who lead militias here in Texas. You have to have a Grisham, a Holcomb, or a KC Massey to do that. You have to stand on the steps with the lasers in your face, and not blink. While I hope MOAR goes off well, my gut feeling is that powerful, politically savvy individuals will use it to sabotage our movement, and our president. I am not weak. I’m a Texas Secessionist who has defended my family many times. But, I fight to win. God Bless the Republic of Texas!

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The Awesome Power of the Constitution

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 3:34pm

The Awesome Power
Of
The U.S. Constitution

In sixty five years of life I have never seen our country poised so perilously close to the brink of destruction. Destruction not from outside the nation, but, as Abraham Lincoln warned, the inside. Between Citizens United, campaign mega donors, and a criminal disregard for maintaining our administrative functions, we have nearly lost our grasp on the legitimacy which allows us to empower our government with the proper authority to govern. I’m not talking about issues such as slashing taxes on the wealthy, or allowing loopholes in our tax system that actually pay corporations to move their manufacturing sites to third world countries. We stood still for that kind of theft, so we deserve the consequences. What I am referring to is actions and non actions like failing to appoint the third of three seats that make up the federal election commission. Hundreds of perfectly credible charges of election fraud have gone uninvestigated for decades, allowing glaringly egregious cases of out and out cheating for decades.

 

The Supreme Court has been allowed to exceed their constitutional authority in far too many instances without remark from congress. In the case of Bush v Gore Sandra Day O’Connor failed to recuse herself. Soon after her unseemly act, justice O’Connor resigned her seat under threats from senator Jeff Sessions and then attorney general Alberto Gonzales. There is the failure to maintain administrative structures such as the EPA, the departments of education, the interior, and on, and on, and on. What was a smoothly running government that protected and served American interests at home and abroad has been systematically neglected, and attacked until virtually no vestige of it remains. No wonder everyone hates our government; we actually do have taxation and regulation without the slightest representation. Of course, I would be remiss if I didn’t give honorable mention to the Telecommunications Act of 1996, which opened the door to the media services which had earned the trust of Americans to turn former news outlets into infotainment purveyors, or as I like to call them, open sewers of lies and pornography.

 

This vicious attack on what used to be worthy of the term the”fourth estate”, coupled with the destruction of our schools and teachers, has created a populace so uneducated and misinformed that we actually elected Donald Trump as our president. Like Ronald Reagan, president Trump is a fantastic celebrity, but not actually qualified to govern as president. Forget the trolls and the Facebook bullies, forget the superannuated schoolyard crybabies. Whatever else he is or is not, Donald Trump is not qualified to run the executive branch of the most powerful nation on earth, a fact that has become glaringly obvious in the last few weeks. The debate over whether or not to repeal Obamacare was, in fact, the Opening shots in a battle to strip away the coin value of being an American citizen. If the enemies of democracy had been allowed to wrest Obamacare from those citizens too weak to fend off the attack on them, if doctors and hospitals had taken the broadsides that were the inevitable result of what was being attempted, then make no mistake, Medicare and social security were in the crosshairs next.

 

Ordinarily, in a country like, say Russia, this breakdown in leadership would result in the under qualified leader protecting his own interests by declaring himself president for life. Like, you know, Putin did. And the truth is Putin and the president are a lot alike. You will note, I am certain, that the President was adamantly bullying the senate to pass what I like to call the Uninsure Americans Now Act. So, it felt pretty dangerous for a while there. But then, enter the constitution. In the middle of what seemed to be the inevitable destruction of our rights of citizenship, the senate took control of their right to advise and consent, and now appears to have wrested the wheel from the president’s hand, and is now guiding us away from the edge of the abyss. In real time ladies and gentlemen, the constitution is moving to protect our sovereignty. We are witness to no less than history, and it is breathtaking. Our enemies must by now know that we are invincible! Between our military, and our constitution, we are and will remain America!

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Losing the House to Win the Future

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 10:41am

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is worried about the failure of Republican governing reality to match Republican campaign rhetoric. Newt told Fox News, “I would say the highest focus ought to be on getting the tax bill through because if we don’t have economic growth next year, I think we’re in real danger of having Speaker Nancy Pelosi.”

Big time Texas donor Doug Deason has already told Curator of the Senate Mitch McConnell that his wallet is a dry hole until McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan “produce results on health care and tax reform.” And Deason isn’t the only donor heading for the customer service window hoping someone is there to ask for a refund.

Sean Lansing, of the Koch brother’s Americans for Prosperity, told Lifezette there should be “consequences” for repeated failure.

Now that “legislative mastermind” McConnell has failed to “repeal and replace Obamacare” followed by failure to just repeal, it looks like Deason is going to have a long–term increase in his disposable income.

Members of the base like you and I can’t pressure the likes of McConnell and Ryan individually with our wallets, but we can pressure them with our votes in aggregate.

That’s why I propose conservative voters to join together and help make Newt’s fears come true: Let’s “Lose the House to Win the Future.”

The corporate Republicans running the House and Senate view the conservative base, which loyally keeps them in office, in much the same way arrogant Victorian explorers viewed the natives in Africa: Dangerous savages who are useful for toting ballot boxes on their heads, but need to be house–broken before allowed into polite society.

That’s why the bubble–dwelling GOP establishment must be sent a message that will break through the impervious barrier of complacency and arrogance that surrounds their Capitol Hill offices. And Nancy Pelosi is just the person to deliver it.

This requires conservatives to change their voting behavior in November 2018. In the past conservatives held their nose and voted for RINO Republicans, because the thought of the Democrat alternative in office was too terrible to contemplate.

As a result the base was rewarded with accommodationist weaklings who preside over the Vichy government that currently rules us.

Now it’s time to embrace the alternative. Conservatives must refuse to vote for all Republican House incumbents — unless your representative is a member of the House Freedom Caucus. This doesn’t mean you vote for the Democrat.

Instead conservatives will vote for a write–in candidate. Resist the temptation to write in Mickey Mouse. Cartoon character votes, although relevant to the current GOP leadership, will only serve to have your write–in dismissed as a frivolous vote.

Instead I suggest all participants in my “Lose the House to Win the Future” campaign write in Rep. Mark Meadows, the chairman of the genuinely conservative Freedom Caucus. Thousands of write–in votes for Meadows, spread across the country will be an obvious protest vote by conservatives that cannot be ignored by the Rep. Barney Fife’s cowering in DC.

There’s nothing like listening to Speaker Pelosi diesel on about evil Republicans to demonstrate to McConnell and Ryan that serial conservative betrayals come with a cost. Ideally the two founding members of the Can’t Do Caucus will be ruminating on their failures from the backbenches of the respective houses after they’ve been ousted from their pitiful leadership charade.

Meadows and the rest of the Freedom Caucus will be the framework around which a new conservative House leadership can be built — ready to resume power when conservatives vote for House Republicans in 2020.

Let me stress House votes are to be the only change for conservatives. Votes for Senate GOP candidates will remain unchanged, even if your only choice is a nose–holder like media parasite Lindsey Graham (R–MSNBC). It simply takes too long to regain control of the Senate. Besides, just the shock of the House loss may inspire Graham and his ilk to find those conservative campaign promises that have evidently slipped down between the sofa cushions.

Sure Democrat wild–eyed pistol takers in the House will pass gun confiscation bills, grant illegal aliens citizenship and demand Baptists dance at same–sex weddings, but it won’t matter. The same McConnell–sclerosis that clogs the Senate will stop those bills, too.

My “Lose the House to Win the Future” is like the old joke about the farmer and the mule. Before every turn the farmer would jump down from the wagon seat and hit the mule with a 2X4. A passerby saw this and asked why hit the mule, since the wagon made all the turns?

The farmer replied, yes that’s true, but first you have to get the mule’s attention.

Losing the House in 2018 will be the biggest attention–getter possible.

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Adventures in Babysitting

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 2:54pm

Adventures in babysitting. My granddaughter, Puck had a diabetic issue this week. I touched on this in my article, “The Pink Dragon.” Well, in the sweet by and by I ended up at her bedside at Baylor Scott and White Children’s Hospital down in beautiful Temple, Texas. Now I love my granddaughter, please understand, but have you ever seen the movie “Uncle Buck?” Make a note of that, there’ll be a quiz later.

The second day Puck was there the CPS showed up,. So, my ex calls and I find myself locked in with Puck watching endless episodes of “Adventures In Babysitting” on the Disney Channel. Puck thought it was fantastic. Have you ever noticed the little girl who’s hair looks like Minnie Mouse? Other than that all Disney girls look alike.

Ever try to get a smoke in a children’s hospital? I know, I know, I should quit, but my people traditionally live to their nineties. When my ninety sum odd year old uncle died his older sister told me drinking and smoking finally killed him! So I had to endure the stares of the nurses as I negotiated the maze required to smoke. Did I tell you I like cocktails at night? Uh, I haven’t found the lounge here yet. I’m also eating hospital food. My body is in full withdrawal!

On most nights I fall asleep in my Lazy Boy around two after lubricating my liver. Here they turn the lights down around nine. More “Adventures In Babysitting! Now, that’s not a series, which would be mundane enough, that’s a movie Puck likes . . . A LOT! Little girls are easily bored, especially little girls who live in Austin, Salt Lake, LA, etc. Get locked in with that. And doctors and nurses. It’s like being with a bunch of Temple Mormons. The only good thing is within a generation or two they’ll all be gone because since they’re scared of everything else they’re probably scared of unprotected sex and the birth rate will not sustain their race.

They are all liberal democrats. Children’s hospital, planned parenthood; connect the dots. There was one real cute Baylor co-ed, but she got all upset when Trump threw all the Trannies out of the military so I don’t know about her. She always wore a smock so I couldn’t tell, if you know what I mean. I guess you’d have to grab her. . . well, you know.

One day became two, became three, and Puck and I bonded. She got me so much coffee I could feel my hair growing. Every night I could see a flashing sign downtown reading, “LITE, LITE, LITE!” Beside it was one reminding me that Jesus saves. The food? Forget about it. I could see a Whataburger in the distance too. I was in hell.

Then , the day of freedom came. Lots of forms, doctor talk, doctor talk, doctor talk and we were out! Puck looked like she just made parole, and I’d memorized that babysitting show. Oh, I’d become infatuated by one of the Disney chicks, but all the cops and CPS I saw in the lobby dispelled that. Got home, my dog peed on my leg and bit me. Nice to have my priorities back in line.

 

 

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9 Ways Sarah Palin Was a Trailblazer for Donald Trump

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 6:45am
President Donald Trump may not be in the White House had former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin not blazed the trail for him.

This week, Bernie Quigley observed that Palin “was prelude and harbinger” to Trump’s arrival. He wrote in The Hill that he was reading William Strauss and Neil Howe’s The Fourth Turning when Palin appeared on the national stage. And he said then that “it was possible to see the rise of new political archetypes and forms and they are now upon us.”

“It was not President Donald Trump that brought the age, although he turned the key. It was Palin. And it was she who brought the reawakened spirit of Andrew Jackson, today associated with the rise of Trump,” Quigley wrote.

In 2010, Quigley wrote that the “change that is rising now with Palin” and the Tea Party movement “resembles the rise of Andrew Jackson and the free people of the western regions demanding their place and coming into the country politically.”

“No wonder the New York press was afraid of her then. No wonder they are still,” Quigley wrote while discussing Palin’s defamation lawsuit against the New York Times.

While others have foolishly and inaccurately written about how New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who never appealed to conservatives, was “Trump before Trump,” it was actually Palin who paved Trump’s road to the GOP presidential nomination and 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

As someone who has followed Palin’s political career as closely as anyone, I immediately saw in Trump’s campaign many similarities to Palin. They shared the same enemies who loathed them because Palin and Trump did not need political hacks in the permanent political class to get their message to the voters. In 2016, it was indeed quite telling that Trump made the same enemies Palin did on the right while the legacy media underestimated him like they did Palin while, at the same time, doing all they could to destroy him just like they did attempt to do to the former Alaska governor.

Here are the top nine ways Palin was a prelude to Trump:

1.  The Great CommuniTweeter

On April 29, 2009, Alaska Governor Palin joined Twitter and promptly called out a distorted story—in today’s parlance, a “fake news” story—in the establishment press about her administration. The politician I dubbed “The Great CommuniTweeter” would be immediately mocked and ridiculed by the legacy media and the political establishment for communicating with voters on Twitter and Facebook instead of on their networks and with the help of overpriced consultants. Years later, the same media figures and establishment operatives, who are always light years behind the curve and initially mocked Palin, would be addicted to Twitter and Facebook and use those platforms on a daily basis just like Palin the pioneer had in 2009.

During the 2016 election, Trump, like Palin had figured out years before, used Twitter to influence the news cycle, create headlines, and, most importantly, go around the mainstream media’s and the political establishment’s filters to get information and opinions directly to voters.

And as Trump has demonstrated with his CNN-WWE Tweet that went around the world, he is more than willing to use Twitter to get his message directly to the people, challenge and distract the “fake news” media, and make the establishment media look foolish and out of touch when they inevitably overreact and make the story all about them. In fact, Trump has said that his use of “social media” is “MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL.”

He recently told the New York Times’ Mark Leibovich that he will not stop communicating to voters via Twitter.

“It’s my voice. They want to take away my voice,’’ Trump told the reporter. ‘‘They’re not going to take away my social media.’’

My use of social media is not Presidential – it’s MODERN DAY PRESIDENTIAL. Make America Great Again!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2017

2. Social Desirability Bias

When Fox News and other outlets released unfavorable polls about Palin leading up the 2012 election cycle, Palin famously dismissed them, saying that “polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers.”

She was right.

What inside-the-box consultants and equally incurious legacy media dunces have never realized is the importance of “social desirability bias” when unconventional, controversial, or historical candidates are polled.

To put it simply, voters may be reluctant to tell pollsters that they actually support someone like Palin or Trump when they actually do because they think such support will render them socially undesirable.

Breitbart News—based on interviews with voters around the country and this writer’s personal “focus group” of sorts of working-class friends and their family members whose opinions and impressions of candidates have been over the years uncannily representative of the Reagan Democrat swing voters who voted for Obama and then switched to Trump—wrote extensively about the potential for a “reverse-Bradley effect” during the 2016 election cycle when national polls had Hillary Clinton out in front. Trump even alluded to Breitbart News’ stories on the reverse-Bradley effect multiple times on the stump.

Thomas Edsall actually wrote about social desirability bias— “the desire of respondents to avoid embarrassment and project a favorable image to others”—in the New York Times last year as well, concluding that “the simple fact that Trump has beaten the odds so far means that it is not beyond the realm of possibility that he could beat them again.”

“If he does take the White House, much, if not all, of his margin of victory, will come from voters too ashamed to acknowledge publicly how they intend to cast their vote,” Edsall wrote.

And that is exactly what happened.

Polls have underestimated the actual support for politicians like Barack Obama, Palin, and Trump, and it seems like their spouses were actually among the few who understood the importance of social desirability bias in polling.

Michelle Obama, for instance, knew that black voters who may not have felt comfortable telling pollsters they supported his candidacy would come home to Obama even when polls had him massively trailing Hillary Clinton in South Carolina in the early stages of the 2008 election cycle. Todd Palin also knew that if Palin had run, voters who did not want to tell properly-sounding pollsters that they supported Palin for fear that they would get ridiculed and ostracized would also swarm voting booths to support her. And Melania Trump also knew that Trump’s low poll numbers with the GOP base would rocket up as soon as he actually announced his candidacy.

3. Indianola, Iowa (domestic policy) and Lakewood, Colorado (America-first foreign policy)

While the mainstream media were mocking Palin, she delivered two of the most important and substantive speeches of the 2012 election cycle that pushed the GOP away from the cronyism and foreign policy interventionism associated with the Bush era.

In Iowa, Palin threw down against the corporatism and cronyism associated with the likes of Tom DeLay, Dennis Hastert, and the infamous “K-Street” project that contributed significantly to the GOP losing control of all three branches of government last decade. Palin injected ideas like “crony capitalism” and fighting the “permanent political class” into the political bloodstream in a way other reformers who lacked her wattage and star power could never do. In Indianola, Iowa, in August of 2011, Palin, explaining the important difference between being pro-free markets and pro-big business, said:

This is not the capitalism of free men and free markets, of innovation and hard work and ethics, of sacrifice and of risk. No, this is the capitalism of connections and government bailouts and handouts, of waste and influence peddling and corporate welfare. This is the crony capitalism that destroyed Europe’s economies. It’s the collusion of big government and big business and big finance to the detriment of all the rest – to the little guys. It’s a slap in the face to our small business owners – the true entrepreneurs, the job creators accounting for 70% of the jobs in America, it’s you who own these small businesses, you’re the economic engine, but you don’t grease the wheels of government power.

So, do you want to know why the permanent political class doesn’t really want to cut any spending? Do you want to know why nothing ever really gets done? It’s because there’s nothing in it for them. They’ve got a lot of mouths to feed – a lot of corporate lobbyists and a lot of special interests that are counting on them to keep the good times and the money rolling along.

Three months before, in May of 2011, Palin went to Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colorado, and moved the GOP away from neoconservatism to realism. In Colorado, Palin outlined her five-point plan that included: committing forces only when “vital American interests” are at stake; fighting to win with overwhelming force if America has to go to war; having clearly defined goals and objectives before sending troops into war zones; making sure American soldiers are never put under foreign command, and ensuring that sending Americans soldiers is always the last resort.

“We are not indifferent to the cause of human rights or the desire for freedom. We are always on the side of both,” Palin said after laying out her doctrine. “But we can’t fight every war. We can’t undo every injustice around the world. But with strength and clarity in those five points, we’ll make for a safer, more prosperous, more peaceful world because as the U.S. leads by example, as we support freedom across the globe, we’re going to prove that free and healthy countries don’t wage war on other free and healthy countries. The stronger we are, the stronger and more peaceful the world will be under our example.”

In 2016, Trump ran as a candidate who opposed George W. Bush’s Iraq war and nonsensical interventions abroad. Even Foreign Policy acknowledged Trump’s coherent realism:

Trump has little time for either neoconservatives or liberal interventionists; he thinks they allow their belief in American virtue to blind them to both America’s core interests and the limits of American power. He has even less time for multilateralist diplomats: They’re too willing to compromise, trading away American interests in exchange for platitudes about friendship and cooperation. And he has no time at all for those who consider long-standing U.S. alliances sacrosanct. To Trump, U.S. alliances, like potential business partners in a real-estate transaction, should always be asked: “What have you done for me lately?”

In his inimitable way, Trump is offering a powerful challenge to many of the core assumptions of Washington’s bipartisan foreign-policy elite. And if mainstream Democrats and Republicans want to counter Trump’s appeal, they need to get serious about explaining why his vision of the world isn’t appropriate — and they need to do so without merely falling back on tired clichés.

Trump also self-funded his campaign during the primary to show voters that he would not be beholden to lobbyists and big-money influencers who got the better of many GOP lawmakers in the Bush era when Washington, D.C. officially became the country’s “Boomtown.”

Americans who were fed up with cronyism in D.C. and ill-advised adventures abroad that cost too many American lives gave Trump the benefit of the doubt and gave the outsider businessman a chance in 2016. But had the legacy media been paying attention to how much Palin’s words were resonating, they would not have been so surprised and blindsided by Trump’s popularity.

4. Drain the Jacuzzi/Swamp

Before Trump ran against the D.C. “swamp,” Palin eviscerated the permanent political class and politicians who came to D.C. looking to change it and instead saw the “cesspool of corruption” as a big “hot tub.”

Speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in 2012, Palin said:

Yeah, the permanent political class – they’re doing just fine. Ever notice how so many of them arrive in Washington, D.C. of modest means and then miraculously throughout the years they end up becoming very, very wealthy? Well, it’s because they derive power and their wealth from their access to our money – to taxpayer dollars. They use it to bail out their friends on Wall Street and their corporate cronies, and to reward campaign contributors, and to buy votes via earmarks. There is so much waste. And there is a name for this: It’s called corporate crony capitalism.

John Hayward wrote at the time that after “denouncing the cesspool of corruption” in D.C., Palin said it becomes “more like a hot tub” for elected officials after a year or two.

“And they’re hopping in and enjoying the Jacuzzi!,” Palin said, adding that it was “time we drain the jacuzzi and throw the bums out with the bath water.”

Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” was one of his most effective catch phrases during the 2016 election cycle that earned him the trust of voters who for decades have distrusted establishment politicians from both political parties.

I will Make Our Government Honest Again — believe me. But first, I’m going to have to #DrainTheSwamp in DC. https://t.co/m1lMAQPnIb

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2016

5. Palin Haters Become ‘Never Trump’ Loons

Establishment Republicans immediately saw Palin as a threat right after Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) lost the 2008 presidential election to Barack Obama. Here’s video of a jealous and threatened then-Texas Governor Rick Perry cutting off Palin’s press conference at a November 2008 Republican Governors Association event when it was obvious Palin was outshining all of them.

It took the “professional conservatives” a bit longer (May, 2010) to know that Palin was a threat to them and their ability to influence elections. For months, Erick Erickson and Red State plodded along to help Nikki Haley win South Carolina’s GOP gubernatorial primary in 2010. But Haley was stuck in third until Palin endorsed her in May of 2010. Haley then rocketed to the top of the field, won the nomination, and went on to be South Carolina’s governor.  A Republican operative who worked on a rival campaign told Peter Hamby, who was then at CNN and is now directing news for Snapchat, that Palin’s event alone generated “over a million dollars” in media coverage and “there was absolutely no way when that endorsement came down to break through the news cycle.”

“It was an earned media blowtorch,” the GOP operative later had to admit to Hamby.

And just like that, the professional conservatives were both jealous and threatened and started to undermine Palin going forward. Palin needed neither them nor the establishment to influence primary elections and raise money. As establishment Republican Haley Barbour told Hamby, Palin could have raised enough money to “burn a wet mule” without the help of consultants had she chosen to enter the 2012 presidential contest.

Of course, as always, the GOP establishment and the legacy media were more than thrilled, just like they would be when nearly the exact same group of people who hated Palin became the “Never Trump” movement, when professional “conservatives” who, for various self-serving reasons, wanted Rick Perry to win the 2012 GOP presidential nomination did all they could to needlessly trash Palin and her supporters.

When Trump entered the presidential field, the very same establishment Republicans and professional conservatives, proving how clueless they were about GOP voters they demeaned as “low-information” rubes because they were not versed in obscure D.C. minutiae, said Trump would not even get enough support to make the main debate stage. When Trump started to lead in every poll, they collectively lost their minds.

Erickson and many of his “Red State” allies in the “professional conservative industrial complex,” many of whom apparently had no issues shilling for Malaysia while not disclosing the payments they received to their readers until they were caught red-handed, joined Glenn Beck and his minions to oppose Trump. Establishment Republican hacks like Ana Navarro and Rick Wilson made common cause with them to form the “Never Trump” movement. The “Never Trump” movement was more about the “Never Trumpers” scratching and clawing to find excuses to get on television and be quoted in legacy media outlets in order for the legacy media to use them as their useful idiots against Trump and his  working-class supporters, whom these professional so-called “influencers” have treated with nothing but disdain. It is fitting that National Review, which was essentially the outlet of choice for Paul Ryan’s and Eric Cantor’s brand of establishment Republicanism, published its foolish “Never Trump” issue, which diminished whatever influence the publication had left with working-class voters after Trump got elected.

For many of these professional operatives and “influencers,” many of whom try to relive their junior-high and high-school years in the political world among other dweebs and pipsqueaks, Trump’s rise meant they would not matter as much anymore.

And they were not going to lose whatever influence they may have had without a fight.

Trump, like Palin, did not need overpriced lemmings and “grundoons” to help him get “liked” by voters. He did not need them to help him get on television or get his message to voters. All Trump had to was hit the “send” button on Twitter. Trump did not even need them for attack ads since Trump neutered his rivals all by himself by naming them “Low-energy Jeb,” “Little Marco” and “Lyin’ Ted.”

The Hoover Institution’s Alvin Rabushka explained why the professional “influencers” and operatives detested Trump so much. To put it simply, Trump’s rise to the top of the polls without much campaign spending represented an “existential threat” to the “political election industry.”

“You see, it’s not so much that he is running as a Republican that frightens the political establishment,” Rabuska wrote. “It fears that if he wins, others could seek office in the same way. A Trump victory threatens to put the political industry out of business as it is now.”

As Breitbart News noted at the time, Rabushka pointed out that “the political election industry is a multi billion dollar enterprise” and “its ranks include the following”:

Consultants.
Coaches.
Handlers.
Ad Producers.
Focus Groups.
Media Pundits.
Donors.
Lobbyists.

He added that “the industry is used to dominating presidential elections” and “it is the go-to crowd that determines who deserves to be a candidate, win each party’s nomination and ultimately secure the presidency. The industry regards itself as uniquely qualified to determine who is qualified to participate in the political process.”

Rabushka said they were particularly livid at Trump because he bypassed this exclusive “club”:

How dare he intrude in the “club?” How dare he campaign for the presidency without the blessing of the “club?”…How dare he expose his critics? How dare he use social media to bypass the political industry? How dare he draw large, enthusiastic crowds? How dare he speak the language of the American people instead of the prepped, canned language of the political class?

Rabushka continued:

How did Claudius become emperor of Rome? After the assassination of Caligula, the Praetorian Guard anointed Claudius emperor. “Why,” asked Claudius? “Because,” said the head of the Guard,” without an emperor, there is no need for the Praetorian Guard.

Without traditional candidates like Clinton, Bush, Kasich, Huckabee, Christie, Santorum, Pataki and others, there is no need for the Political Establishment’s Praetorian Guard. Trump threatens to undermine the political establishment order of things.

To show that “Never Trumpers” are hardly oh-so-principled, it is worth noting that the disastrous vehicle they used (the milquetoast Evan McMullin) to get on television, consultant fees, and quotes in legacy media outlets during the 2016 general election is still in debt. As of May of 2017, McMullin’s campaign owed nearly $700,000 to various political professionals.

6. Lamestream Media and Fake News 

Before Trump started attacking the “fake news” media, Palin effectively branded the legacy media as the “lamestream media.” The “lamestream media” tried to blame Palin for the assassination attempt on then-Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ), mock her supporters, delegitimize her, harass her family, and work with the usual band of usual idiots in the GOP establishment to falsely try to create a narrative that she was losing her influence. Never mind that every Republican who wanted to run for office was begging for her endorsement behind the scenes while Republicans in elected officer were pleading with her camp behind the scenes to not criticize them.

No wonder working-class Americans who supported Palin– the most “box office” figure on the right before Trump–began to see the media as even more of a joke as purportedly “objective” hosts and anchors could not even pretend to hold back the disdain they had for Palin and her supporters.

As mentioned above, Palin even used one of her first tweets in 2009 to correct a story in the legacy media that mischaracterized her administration in Alaska. And she ramped up her criticisms against the media as they became more vicious.

Palin gave Trump the baton, and Trump has taken it to another level.

“The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while,” Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon told the New York Times earlier this year. “I want you to quote this. The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”

Trump, in addition to tweeting the WWE-CNN meme that went around the world, has routinely called out the “fake and fraudulent” media who nitpick at everything and try to find anything they can to delegitimize him.

“Their agenda is not your agenda,” Trump recently said of the “fake news” media. “The fake media is trying to silence us but we will not let them. The people know the truth. The fake media tried to stop us from going to the White House, but I’m president and they’re not.”

The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017

The FAKE & FRAUDULENT NEWS MEDIA is working hard to convince Republicans and others I should not use social media – but remember, I won….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2017

….the 2016 election with interviews, speeches and social media. I had to beat #FakeNews, and did. We will continue to WIN!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2017

7. Palin & Trump vs. Fox News 

Before Trump waged his war against Fox News and Megyn Kelly, Palin clashed with the late Roger Ailes and “Bush’s Brain” Karl Rove.

Though Palin was a Fox News contributor, Ailes, who favored candidates like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Mitt Romney in the 2012 election cycle, strangely went out of his way to undercut his network’s own star while Palin was deciding whether to enter the 2012 presidential contest.

Ailes tried to diminish Palin, publicly saying that he hired her solely because Palin was “hot and got ratings.” And according to New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman, Ailes reportedly said behind the scenes that Palin was an “idiot” and “stupid” and did nothing to “elevate” the conservative movement even though she had been actively moving the movement away from the corporatism and neoconservatism associated with the Bush dynasty.

When Palin decided not to run for president, she returned the favor to Ailes, effectively giving him the middle finger and making her much-anticipated announcement in October of 2011 on Mark Levin’s radio show, royally pissing off Ailes in the process.

During the 2016 election cycle, Ailes was just as threatened by Trump. Ailes, according to Sherman, thought Trump was “unelectable” and felt as if he had a duty to “save the country” from Trump. When Megyn Kelly, the talent whom Ailes had inexplicably tried to promote as the network’s face, tried to sandbag Trump during the first GOP presidential debate, all hell broke loose. And it was as if Fox News’ viewers who reluctantly gave the network the benefit of the doubt when it attacked Palin, supported amnesty, and hired CNN retreads said, “ENOUGH!”

As Sherman reported, “virtually 100 percent of the emails were against Megyn Kelly” after the debate, and Ailes was “not happy” that “most of the Fox viewers were taking Trump’s side.”

Fox News’ battle with Trump showed how out of touch the network’s complacent executives were with their core viewers, many of whom watched the network because it was simply the least offensive channel on television where they could get news. As some have semi-jested, Fox News viewers even kept their televisions on after Bill O’Reilly’s show and before Sean Hannity’s while they were doing laundry, dishes, housework, or taking out the trash.

And in an age when more Americans were getting news from online outlets, Trump showed that Fox News was nowhere near as influential as it had been during the last decade before new and social media gave voters more ways to get their news

8. The End of Bushism

In 2010, when the GOP establishment feared Palin would run away with the nomination without having to kowtow to any of them, Barbara Bush threw shade at Palin when she said she hoped Palin would stay in Alaska.

“I sat next to her once, thought she was beautiful and I think she’s very happy in Alaska — and I hope she’ll stay there,” Barbara Bush said.

Palin, never afraid to take on the party’s sacred cows, slammed the Bushes for being “blue bloods who want to pick and chose their winners instead of allowing competition to pick and choose the winners.” Radio host Laura Ingraham pointed out then that the “elites” like the Bushes were trying to kneecap Palin.

Palin also immediately clashed with “Bush’s Brain” Karl Rove, Bushism’s top public advocate who reportedly had not “been very nice” to Palin “from day one” at Fox News, according to Sherman.

Make no mistake about it. The Bushes saw Palin as a threat because they knew she would do exactly what Trump ended up doing–eviscerating Bushism.  In 2016, “low energy” and pro-amnesty Jeb Bush’s $100 million war chest could not get him any traction against Trump, who symbolically pummeled him while eviscerating any notion that Bushism would be the future of the GOP.

While some “Never Trumpers” who never understood Ronald Reagan’s true appeal want to convince people that Trump moved the GOP away from Reaganism, what Trump’s 2016 GOP primary victory and White House victory effectively did was finish what Palin started by driving a stake straight through the heart of Bushism.

Dummy @KarlRove continues to make and write false statements. He still thinks Romney won–he should get a life!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2015

.@KarlRove is a failed Jeb Bushy. Never says anything good & never will, even after I beat Hillary. Shouldn’t be on the air!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 1, 2016

9.  Illegal Immigration: ‘No Mas’

After Mitt Romney lost the 2012 election because Reagan Democrats who voted for Obama in 2008 but were disillusioned with Obama four years later could not get themselves to even vote for Romney while holding their noses, the geniuses at Reince Priebus’ and Sean Spicer’s Republican National Committee commissioned a terribly-named “autopsy” report in which the only policy recommendation was amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Palin, like Breitbart News, fiercely opposed this nonsense. And she slammed the Gang of Eight’s efforts to pass comprehensive amnesty legislation. She was fiercely critical of Obama’s executive amnesties as well.

Palin was so lived that she penned an exclusive column for Breitbart News in July of 2014 in which she called for Obama’s impeachment.

“No mas,” she said of Obama’s executive amnesties.

On the pages of Breitbart News, Palin blasted Obama’s friendly wealthy bipartisan elite, who she said want “cheap foreign labor and can afford for themselves the best ‘border security’ money can buy in their own exclusive communities,” for not caring about working-clas Americans.

“It’s time to impeach; and on behalf of American workers and legal immigrants of all backgrounds, we should vehemently oppose any politician on the left or right who would hesitate in voting for articles of impeachment,” Palin declared.

Palin also said in that Breitbart News column that “without borders, there is no nation” and mentioned that many in America now “feel like strangers in their own land.”

As Breitbart News Editor-at-Large Joel Pollak has pointed out, not only did Trump highlight illegal immigration during his presidential launch, Trump rocketed to the top of the GOP field nearly a week after Trump met with the victims of illegal immigrant families after an illegal immigrant murdered Kate Steinle in San Francisco, a city the murderer sought out because it was a sanctuary city. Trump never looked back and his promise to build the wall helped him win over working-class voters in the Rust Belt.

In 2015, Breitbart News reported on polling that found that a majority of Americans felt like “strangers in their own country.” And a post-election study published in the Atlantic magazine found that nearly half of white working-class voters feel like “strangers in their own land.” Repeatedly on the stump, Trump says that America will not be a country if it does not have borders.

Trump won the election while not compromising on illegal immigration, and he even did better among minorities than Romney. In addition, he galvanized working-class white voters, many of whom had either voted for Obama or had not voted in a long time. In fact, a post-election Atlantic/Public Religion Research Institute study found that that these voters who felt like “strangers in their own land,” who also felt the “U.S. needs protecting against foreign influence,” were 3.5 times more likely to favor Trump than those who did not share these concerns.

A nation without borders is no nation at all. We must build a wall. Let’s Make America Great Again! https://t.co/u25yI5T7E8

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 14, 2015

Trump’s celebrity made him a much more powerful candidate than Palin and allowed him to get his message across more effectively and to a wider audience than Palin could have had. It also insulated him better from attacks and criticism while allowing him to more ruthlessly attack the legacy media.

But make no mistake about it, opposing illegal immigration allowed Palin and Trump to galvanize voters who wanted to send a loud and clear message about the importance of melting-pot Americanism (instead of salad-bowl separatism). By supporting Palin and voting for Trump, they were loudly–or silently–voting for E Pluribus Unum (“Out of many, one) instead of Al Gore’s Ex Uno Plures (“Out of one, many”).

Source: Tony Lee @ Breitbart.com

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I Ain’t Skeered

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 4:48pm

I gotta say it. If I cared even a little bit what people will say about this, I guess I’d just tell my little Facebook guy to shut up. But the fact is, I’m not one of the big grizzlys so I can talk about yesterday’s political irony. We start with John McCain, the only guy I’ve ever seen who can whistle Dixie out of one side of his mouth, while whistling the battle hymn of the republic out of the other.

 

McCain gave one of the most inspiring speeches in the history of our republic in the well of the senate yesterday. Simple truth spilled from his lips in a cascade of undiluted sunlight, putting lie to everything that the senate majority leader and the president have said about the repeal and replace, or is that the repeal and don’t replace or…hell I just call it the Uninsure Americans Now Act.

 

He spoke truly about advice and consent, declared the senate to be other than the presidents lackeys; he spoke in soaring terms about compromise and principle. It was truly awesome. Then, with the ball hovering over the lip of the cup, John McCain cast the only vote that mattered insofar as allowing legislation to proceed that will be a death sentence to millions of American citizens, specifically the elderly, the disabled , and little kids, damn it. He could have stopped the sinful piece of genocide dead in its tracks right then, but instead, he picked up his ball and then trotted off to Arizona to receive the best treatment available in history for brain cancer he recently contracted. On our dime. Today the Senate corrected the error.

 

Mark Twain could make an entire book out of that irony. And the thing is, he did it wth a straight face. Not one tiny trace of the shame that would have stopped almost any Christian heart dead showed on his face.

 

But, in a true twofer, irony made a double play! Seconds later we cut to the rose garden where the president congratulated the senate on their move to exterminate the raccoons in front of his host, the president of Lebanon, who is famously putting the finishing touches on universal healthcare for Lebanese citizens! But there was even more! During this rare moment, it was revealed that the U.S. government is funding job startups in Lebanon. And the best part? Wait for it….he then went to job ravaged Youngstown Ohio to speak to MAGA supporters about how great he is. Not a single word about jump starting Youngstown jobs, much less American jobs. Nothing about HOW we’re going to make America great again. Just, pretty much said it’s Miller time.

 

Now, I know you big boys can’t mention liberals on your shows, and God knows the Bundy clan is getting the shaft. Hell, I wrote a speech that The Butcher read in Wichita Falls last summer at a rally there when the BLM diverted water needed by ranchers for fracking. Billy and I ran a continuous loop of Finicum Bundy’s murder for three days not two weeks before that. This IS an important issue. But so is the devastation that America is about to have unleashed on us by the senate. So what if the peckerwoods don’t like it. I’ll say it, ’cause I ain’t skeered!

Brother Theo

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Texas Senate again OKs ‘bathroom bill’ over police criticism

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 9:50am

A Texas version of a North Carolina-style “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people again passed the state Senate on Tuesday over opposition from police and major corporations, but still faces an uncertain path to becoming law.

It is the second time this year Texas has lurched toward putting restrictions on which bathrooms transgender people can use, but the same deep GOP divisions that sank the first try remain.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, left, and San Antonio Police Chief William McManus, right, stand with other law enforcement in the rotunda at the Texas Capitol

If anything, tensions are running even hotter. Now at stake for Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who faces re-election in 2018 and has gone against the tide of GOP governors who have shied from following the lead of North Carolina, is whether his party will deliver after ordering them to finish the job in a special legislative session that ends in August.

Big business and police — two usually important groups to Texas Republicans — have urged Abbott to drop it. Just as the bill came to floor inside the Senate, police chiefs and commanders from Texas’ largest cities stood outside on the Capitol steps and railed against the effort as a waste of time.

Nearly 9 hours later, the bill tentatively passed 21-10 after Democrats dragged out the vote. State troopers removed a few protesters in the mostly empty Senate gallery who shouted “This is a farce!” and unfurled a banner that read “Y’all means all.”

“It’s about privacy and protection,” Republican state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst said. She said her bill would stop a man from “saying today I feel like a female and I have the right to go into these intimate spaces.”

The bill would require transgender people to use the bathroom that matches the sex on their birth certificate, including in public schools. It now moves to the House, where the original Senate version died earlier this year without a vote.

The bill has ripped clean open a rancorous split in the Texas GOP between moderates who stand with high-profile opponents — including Amazon and the NFL — and social conservatives who drive the state’s political agenda. Republican House Speaker Joe Straus has aligned with companies that denounce the measure as bad for Texas business and has not wavered in his opposition.

Before the vote, Abbott released a statement touting “growing support” and listed endorsements from five socially conservative groups.

Kolkhorst called the bill an “opportunity to shut down predators and voyeurs.” Police chiefs and top commanders from Texas’ four biggest cities — Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin —said before the vote they had not found examples of restroom-related sexual assault and argued the bill would make Texas more, not less, dangerous.

“Folks will feel emboldened, they will feel that they can discriminate, they can target and they will feel they can have vigilante justice out there because of this law,” Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said.

It’s not just police from Texas’ liberal big cities.

“I’ve never met an officer who was pushing for the bathroom bill,” said Charley Wilkison, executive director of the Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas, an influential police lobby group. His group has not, however, officially taken a position.

On Monday, police in Austin filed court documents alleging that a Texas transgender activist beaten in a carjacking was targeted because of her gender identity. Two brothers were charged with beating and pulling a gun on Stephanie Martinez before stealing her car last week.

Court documents show that one of the suspects allegedly told police they targeted Martinez because she was transgender. The day after her attack, Martinez was among hundreds who packed the Capitol to testify against the bill.

The bill is the second time this year that police leaders from Texas’ biggest cities, which are also some of the largest in the U.S., are at odds with a marquee piece of Republican legislation. The same chiefs also unsuccessfully railed against a “sanctuary cities” ban signed by Abbott in May that lets police ask people during routine stops whether they’re in the U.S. legally.

North Carolina earlier this year partially repealed its “bathroom bill” following economic and political backlash. In Texas, Republican supporters have dismissed the impact on North Carolina as exaggerated.

Source:  Paul J. Weber @ReviewJournal.com

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Betrayed By The Media Yet Again

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 9:04pm

“If Europe does not cooperate with Israel, it is punishing itself.” 
– Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban

In the political world, ‘hot mic’ moments are nothing new. Remember back to March 2012 when in Seoul, South Korea, Barack HUSSEIN Obama got caught in such a ‘hot mic’ moment when he told the outgoing Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that, “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.” When that conversation was ‘leaked’ to the public the Obama controlled media circled the wagons to do damage control by claiming the exchange was just about domestic political concerns that both the U.S. and Russia had, and would find it difficult to fully address their long-standing differences over the “contentious” issue of missile defense.

Now also remember back to the 2011 G20 Summit in Cannes when remarks between then French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Obama were inadvertently broadcast to reporters covering the Summit. Remember the French president saying he could not “bear” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu after describing him as a “liar” to which Obama replied, “You may be sick of him, but me, I have to deal with him every day.” Another ‘hot mic’ moment as neither man realized that mics for a scheduled press conference had already been switched on, allowing said reporters to hear their entire conversation.

Well now another ‘hot mic’ moment of sorts is being reported on, but this time it involves the very man who many times is the brunt of such moments and who many, I included, consider the world’s last great statesman, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu himself. Mistakenly broadcast to reporters…or was it actually done on purpose…was a live conversation during a closed-door private meeting in Brussels with European leaders of the Visegard Four Group…as in Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (who has publicly called Netanyahu a “patriot”), Czech Republic Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico…prime ministers whose nationalist anti-immigration stances have increasingly put them at odds with the European Union and who Netanyahu has praised for supporting Israel “on several occasions” at European Union meetings.

Of these prime ministers he asked to please communicate to their E.U. colleagues the importance of moving forward with the EU/Israel Association Agreement, an economic and trade agreement that has been ‘frozen’ since Operation Cast Lead (Israel’s rightful 22-day offensive [December 27-January 18] against terrorists in the Gaza Strip) in 2008-2009.

Also broadcast was Netanyahu’s words sharply criticizing the European Union’s constantly calling Israel an “anomaly” while calling on the E.U. to reassess its relationship with the Jewish state; his words (rightfully) criticizing Obama and his policies; and where Netanyahu admitted to past Israeli strikes against Iranian-backed terrorists groups operating in the region.

And while this was all happening Prime Minister Netanyahu was under the impression that the mic he was wearing had been turned off when in reality it was still activated…activated so his words could be readily heard by reporters gathered in a nearby room who were ever so hungrily waiting for his comments regarding the closed-door meeting.

And the broadcasting continued with Netanyahu’s saying of the European Union that, ”The European Union is the only organization that stipulates its relations with Israel, which provides technology, on political conditions…No one does that. It’s insane. It’s against Europe’s interests,” Netanyahu added, ”I suggest that first and foremost you help us and Europe speed up [the formation of] agreements with Israel and that you pass a message to your colleagues in Europe on how to help Europe. Everything [Israel can offer] is at your disposal in any field.” And he finished with the words, ”Stop attacking Israel. Support it. Europe is disengaging itself from the world’s biggest innovation hub. There’s no sense [to that]. Europe is undermining its own security by undermining Israel.”

And with those words said know that Benjamin Netanyahu is right for while Europe is being invaded by an army of young muslim men…while Europe’s women are being raped in record numbers…and while Europe’s economy is collapsing under the weight of being forced to economically providing for these invaders…the European Union has clearly chosen the wrong side to align with.

Now as for his words regarding the backstabbing Israel-hating Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu simply spoke the truth. Saying that because of Obama, ”We had a big problem with the United States. It’s different now. There’s a renewed American presence in the region [Syria and the Middle East at large] and more bombings. That’s positive,” was his way of sending both his personal kudos to President Trump and to the way new Middle East strategy and policy was being set by the Trump White House.

Also caught on ‘hot mic’ was Netanyahu’s discussion about the threat Iran posed not only to Israel but to the world. Saying that he was deeply concerned that Iran was “entrenching its stronghold in the region” by providing “its proxies” military help…as in arms and munitions transfers…that can be used against the Jewish state, one must understand that Israel has every right to be concerned about Iran, especially with its support of and collaboration with Lebanon-based, Shi’ite terror group Hezbollah.

”I told Putin– if we see Iran by our border passing weapon to Hezbollah, we’ll take military action…we’ve done this [in the past] a dozen times,” were Netanyahu’s words broadcast for the reporters to hear…words regarding the numerous times Hezbollah posed a direct threat to Israel’s security.

And while the connection to the reporters was immediately cut upon discovery the damage had already been done.

But the question remains why does the European Union so hate the Jewish state…why? As per Benjamin Netanyahu himself, Israel is “often criticized by western Europe, often more than any other place in the world when Israel is a bastion of European and western values in the heart of a very dark place”…so why?

The answer to that is two-fold. First, the European Union has sided with the ‘so-called’ but non-existent people known as the Palestinians against Israel. Constantly condemning both Israel’s legal right to build and the actual building of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, the E.U. has turned active anti-Zionism into active and growing anti-Semitism. And the E.U. refuses to see that their way of thinking…thinking that encompasses political correctness in the name of diversity to the nth degree…has not served them well for even their outward siding with their Muslim invaders and their vocal and public condemning of Israel, has not stopped or even slowed the Islamic invasion of Europe…in fact that invasion continues both unabated and actually welcomed as Europe’s leaders see said diversity as more important than that which makes each European country both unique and individual amongst the collective whole.

Second, there is a decidedly marked rise in anti-Semitism across many…but not all…countries of Europe. Europe’s complicity in the Holocaust and its tolerance for those who hate and envy the Jewish State has led to said rise of anti-Semitism…as in both crimes and sentiments…and it’s being initiated and carried out not only by Europe’s ever growing Muslim population, but by both left and right-wing Islamic condoning extremist sorts…haters of both the political and civilian kind…whose wish is to finish the job Hitler started. Jews are now being singled out, beaten, and murdered in the streets of Paris and other E.U. member cities; synagogues are being attacked and firebombed, and cemeteries are being desecrated, with the results being a sharp rise of Jewish emigration to both Israel (aliyah) and the U.S. as the number of attacks against and murders of Jews and their houses of worship coupled with an overall and growing anti-Semitic environment…including ‘No-Jew’ zones that allow for no visibility of what’s called ‘Jewish life’…shows no sign of abating.

In fact, according to Abraham Cooper and Harold Brackman’s article, ‘Hitler’s e-book Blitzkrieg’ which ran in the January 2014 edition of the ‘Jewish Journal,’ 150 million people across Europe have “serious anti-Semitic” or “demonic view of Israel.”

And those views are growing folks…growing fast as Europe falls to the very folks who truly wish them all dead.

So what can Benjamin Netanyahu do to stop these views from turning into tangible actions taken…probably his best bet is to forge closer ties with those countries in the Visegard Four Group…as in the afore mentioned countries of Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic…countries that can help him defend Israel’s interests and goals in the many international forums where they are routinely condemned.

In fact, according to Middle East expert Peter Lintl, when being interviewed by the Austrian newspaper ‘Kurier’ stated that “With their backing, it will be harder for the EU to pass resolutions critical of Israel.” And those words speak the simple truth that there is indeed strength in numbers for those four countries alone, out of all the countries of Europe, understand that nationalism is critical to keeping each European country’s uniqueness, individuality, and cultural flavor in tact.

“I think Europe has to decide if it wants to live and thrive or if it wants to shrivel and disappear…I am not very politically correct.” – more of Benjamin Netanyahu’s words ‘mistakenly’ broadcast.

So what will become of this probably deliberate ‘hot mic’ oh-so malicious moment…probably nothing for most of the liberal media shows and relishes in outright disdain for the Jewish State of Israel and they do so to almost the same degree as some members of the European Union hate Jews in general and Israel in specific. And so they will ignore the betrayal of Benjamin Netanyahu, one of the world’s great leaders, claiming the words he spoke were nothing he has not said both privately and publicly before…meaning to them the betrayal done to Netanyahu is no big deal.

But it is a big deal that might just come back to haunt for the next meeting of the Visegrad Four Group…Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia…will be held in Jerusalem… and mark my words new allegiances will be forged. And why do I believe this…the words of Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a virulent opponent of Muslim immigration into Europe say it all, “We share Israel’s notion of protecting external borders” and “we acknowledge Israel for what it does for the security of Europe” and if Europe does not cooperate with Israel, “it is punishing itself, which is pointless.”

And to that, I say no truer words have ever been spoken.
Copyright © 2017 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor

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THE CASE FOR TRUMP’S WALL

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 6:39pm
LIKE ROME’S HADRIAN’S WALL, THE AMERICAN (TRUMP’S) WALL WILL SECURE AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY, PEACE AND LEGITIMATE COMMERCE

As one tool in a strategy to stem the massive flow of terrorists, drug cartels, foreign criminals and illegals from disrespecting American sovereignty and flowing across the southern border the Trump Administration has engaged upon a fortifications project of building a defensive wall along the United States southern border with Mexico.

Of course, those who directly benefit from open borders, weak American sovereignty, various degrees of lawlessness and cultural and political ties to Latin America rail out threats against the wall, which include tenuous historical references, claims and public comments designed to mislead the people.

For example, the spurious claim opponents of the wall often reference by stating, “historically walls don’t work”. Such a claim is not only intuitively falsified but historically inaccurate and designed to deceive. Consider, the biased inaccurate representations of former Mexican president Vicente Fox, “that walls don’t work”. Of course, Fox calls Trump a “liar”, but Fox was the “falsifier”, lying about the drug trade and the historical effectiveness, rather than ineffectiveness of walls.

Mr. Fox own interest is an American open border for Latin American profiteering, exploitation, opportunism against the United States and American citizens. It is well-documented that many regions of Mexico have lost its sovereignty to drug cartels, drug and sex trafficking and lawlessness. Now, many Latin American politicians, American politicians, and illegal residences have ties to Mexico and other Latin American nations and are placing foreign interests over the interests of the United States.

Notice, in the interview indicated above, former Mexican president Vicente Fox is blatantly denying the stark reality of the Mexican drug cartels and drug trafficking over the open borders with the United States. Thereafter, Fox attempts to place the blame for Mexican drug trafficking squarely on American citizens by citing American demand for the illicit, illegal and destructive drugs.

No doubt, United States citizens demand for illegal contraband must be eliminated, rather than satiated. This will take more educational, counseling, drug awareness, drug rehabilitation, drug addiction programs, which is more widely available through cost-effective insurance programs and local, state and national programs.
America must focus on her citizen’s demand for drugs and America must be committed to spending public funds to create, grow and facilitate these programs. The libertarian ideology of social Darwinism, in regards, to drug use and addiction must be permanently discredited and America must promote the “General Welfare” of all her citizens, including the victims of drug use and addiction. Those members of Congress that promote liberalism and social Darwinism, in relationship, to drug addiction, must be voted out of office and permanently discredited for placing economic interests over the welfare of citizens of the American Republic. These arrogant social Darwinists live well, while American youths victimized by Latin American drug and sex trafficking and members of Congress embracing the pernicious doctrine of social Darwinism through libertarian tenets destroy the promise and character of America.

American demand for illegal and destructive drugs is only one side of the equation. The other side of the formula is to deny access to suppliers, profiteers and drug and sex merchants. An extremely effective tool will be a wall. A wall will help the United States to exercise sovereignty over American borders. Historically, despite Mr. Fox and his disciples claim, walls have historically been extremely effective tools in militarized strategies to secure sovereignty, control and the integrity of borders between foreign powers and marauding invaders.

It is important to understand that the United States has been invaded by foreign powers often utilizing domestic propaganda to achieve their nefarious and subtle destructive means. For instance, who can doubt that the machiavellian schemes of drug cartels are not an exercise of foreign powers to blatantly, openly and aggressively disrespect and disregard the sovereignty of the United States to peddle drugs for profit on Americans, especially, American youth?
Moreover, who can doubt, the HB1 visa abuse, by high tech corporations and other American corporate business interests have morally in a criminal sense robbed Americans, especially American youth of their American inheritance by the denial for profit of job opportunities for Americans first. Therefore, this author asserts, that disloyal and profiteering companies are also complicit with drug cartels, corrupt politicians and congressional social darwinism in the rising American drug crisis.These corporations can expend monies to educate, train, and hire Americans. The corporate excuses for globalism must no longer be tolerated. Patriotism and the American ideal of the public welfare, citizenship, and the greater public good must be reestablished as core American values.

Hence, returning to former Mexican President Vicente Fox’s false assertion that “walls do not work”. An example illustrative from historical precedent which majestically rebuts Fox’s claim is Hadrian’s Wall. Hadrian ordered the Wall be built along the border of England and Scotland to serve as one tool to keep marauding, hostile and invading Picts from flooding into Roman Britain. Hadrian’s Wall was very successful and secured the peace, safety, and commerce of northern Britain for hundreds of years. Hadrian’s Wall was a wonderful accomplishment of Roman organization, engineering, military order to secure peace, safety, and commerce.

In addition, to the peace and sovereignty Hadrian’s Wall secured over the Roman border with the unruly Picts, the wall was ideal for the development of commerce, urbanization of the border, creation and growth of township and cities, new and innovating technology beneficial to Roman citizens.

Hadrian’s Wall helped the Roman State maintain her sovereignty over northern England and allowed for the Roman sovereign to secure the Roman peace. This literally meant an increase in prosperity, commerce, and innovation. Incidentally, Hadrian’s Wall also secured greater prosperity and legitimate commerce to the Picts. Instead, of invading Roman England, marauding and pillaging legitimate trade began to be established by the two distinct peoples. This provided a sense of decorum and order and developed, increased and encouraged the prosperity of both Roman and Pict.

The relevant historical inquiry is despite all her faults was Roman Britain culture worth preserving by employing Hadrian’s Wall, among other militarized and policing techniques to preserve Roman sovereignty? The modern inquiry is similar, in that, a reasonable inquiry is United States sovereignty worth preserving, in order, to protect, preserve and maintain American sovereignty from marauding Islamic terrorism, latin drug and sex trafficking cartels and other illicit, illegal, criminal activities disrespecting United States sovereignty?

The answer to those questions determines one’s political position regarding America’s Wall or Trump’s Wall. For instance, if one embraces Islamic jihadism, La Raza Aztlan precepts, or BLM the foreign invasion of the American Republic will bring down the hated United States, just as marauding tribes wished to bring down Roman power. However, if one believes in Manifest Destiny and the collaborating precept of American Exceptionalism, America’s Trump’s Wall is an essential tool, like the Roman Hadrian’s Wall in preserving, protecting and securing the American peace and heritage.

Hence, those who fear the American Wall implicitly reject American sovereignty, power, and culture. Those who support the American Wall, like the ancient Romans, embrace and support American sovereignty, peace, culture, heritage and security. The American Trump’s Wall will not only assist in securing the peace but in encouraging American and Mexican legitimate commerce and prosperity.

Written by Jeffrey E. Elliott Esq.

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John McCain will Return to Senate Tuesday for Health Care Vote

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:23pm
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) announced late Monday that he would be back at work Tuesday for a vital vote on health care reform, even as he recovers from a blood clot removal and a diagnosis of a brain tumor.

McCain, who announced last week that he had been diagnosed with a brain tumor, was set to cast a vital vote of support in a looming vote on the GOP health care reform bill, but the vote was initially postponed after he underwent surgery to remove a blood clot above his eye.

Look forward to returning to Senate tomorrow to continue work on health care reform, defense bill & #RussiaSanctions https://t.co/VQBtovnwF1

— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) July 25, 2017

It had been unclear when McCain was due to return, but Monday night his office announced that the 80-year-old veteran “looks forward to returning to the United States Senate tomorrow to continue working on important legislation, including health care reform, the National Defense Authorization Act, and new sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea.”

While McCain’s office mentioned a number of bills, it was health care reform that is seen as the most significant. Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Susan Collins (R-ME) had come out against the Senate’s version of the ObamaCare reform bill, leaving Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) with no wiggle room when it comes to Republican support — meaning the GOP’s entire congressional agenda has essentially been held up by McCain’s absence.

McCain has expressed concerns about the GOP health care bill but is expected to toe the party line and vote to at least begin debate on repealing ObamaCare. No Democrat is expected to vote for any bill that would replace, even in part, the Affordable Care Act.

President Trump leaned hard earlier Monday into senators not willing to vote to begin voting on an ObamaCare replacement, saying that “any senator who votes against starting debate is telling America that you are fine with the ObamaCare nightmare.”

Any senator who votes against starting debate is telling America that you are fine w/ the #OCareNightmare!
Remarks: https://t.co/tSvWaMdxBA pic.twitter.com/DI7e78hr6N

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2017

The main dilemma that will face senators Tuesday is what exactly they will be voting on. The first vote taken Tuesday will be a procedural vote to debate the health care bill passed in the House in March. Then will follow a series of amendments. It would then be up to McConnell to either lead the Senate in a vote to repeal ObamaCare without replacing it or to try and pass the Senate health care bill.

However the vote plays out, McConnell will only have a wiggle room of two votes. McConnell pleaded with Republican colleagues on the Senate floor Monday to seize the chance to finally repeal President Obama’s unpopular signature law.

“Many of us have waited literally years for this moment to arrive, and at long last it has,” McConnell said. “I’ll keep my commitment to vote to move beyond the failures of ObamaCare. I would urge all of our colleagues to do the same.”

Source: Adam Shaw@ Breitbart.com

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Yes, Kid Rock can win the Michigan U.S. Senate race

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 4:06pm

“Donald Trump will never run for president. It’s just a publicity stunt.”

That’s a refrain we were tirelessly force fed by a thoroughly out of touch mainstream media dating all the way back to 2010 when serious rumors about Trump’s interest in the White House started to gain traction. We all know how that turned out. Not only did Trump run, he ended up pulling off the most memorable political upset in modern history.

You would think that the liberal left would have received the overwhelming message that the American voter is on a different page than the mainstream media and the liberal elites. Instead, you can make the argument they still aren’t even reading from the same book.

About two weeks ago, one of the most successful recording artists of the last few decades announced he intends to run for Senate in Michigan. And yet, the mainstream media can’t seem to wrap their minds around the fact that Kid Rock could actually win. Of course, he can.

Selling 35 million records worldwide and five Grammy awards is nothing to scoff at. Clearly, Kid Rock’s music appeals to people all over the world.

In his home state of Michigan, Kid Rock (who’s birth name is Robert Ritchie) is a local hero. There is no denying that he loves the city of Detroit and the people love him back 100 fold. Anyone familiar with that shouldn’t be surprised that an early (very early) poll is making its way across the internet that shows Kid Rock with a four point lead over incumbent Democrat Senator Debbie Stabenow.

Why wouldn’t he? Between Brexit and the victory of Donald Trump, 2016 proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the American people are fed up with the status quo (Stabenow) and tired of being left behind by elites in Washington (Stabenow again). It makes perfect sense that Kid Rock would have a chance in a blue collar state like Michigan that has been so badly ravaged by decades of liberal policies.

But yet, the mainstream media still doesn’t understand. The message from the American electorate still hasn’t resonated in the minds of the “experts” at the New York Times and Washington Post. Since Kid Rock’s announcement, the media has done everything they can to discredit Kid Rock’s run.

For starters, we have seen an extraordinary amount of the same elitist snobbery from the left that we saw during the 2016 campaign. Everywhere you look, you see the “I know better than you attitude” from liberals looking down on Middle America for not being as enlightened as them. For example, the following tweet from someone I have to assume isn’t a fan of the GOP or Trump’s message (The “I hate Donald Trump” in her profile is what tipped me off.)

Now, I don’t want to single out this one Twitter user. I’m sure she’s a sweet person. However, this is so remarkably emblematic of the attitude shared by so many liberals out there who simply don’t understand what they witnessed in 2016.

First of all, maybe citing Wikipedia isn’t the best idea in the world. Second of all, the excerpt is completely irrelevant. Kid Rock’s upbringing has nothing to do with his current message of fighting for the forgotten man. The same way Trump’s wealthy upbringing had nothing to do with his ability to reach out to people who were devastated by Obama’s backward policies. A platform that Kid outlined a few days after teasing his run.

From the New York Post:

“‘I believe if you work your butt off and pay taxes, you should be able to easily understand and navigate the laws, tax codes, health care and anything else the government puts in place that affects us all,’ he wrote above a link to his website on Monday.”

That’s a message that can be inspiring to every American regardless of background. That’s not a complicated idea to comprehend. But yet, it still isn’t clicking for the left. All they can do is resort to name calling or adopt a position of being too smart for the dumb hicks living between Manhattan and West Hollywood.

Just like Hillary thought she knew enough about the Michigan voter, liberals today think they know more about Kid Rock than the American voter. Kid Rock voters know who he is. Donald Trump voters know who he is. It’s the Democrats who aren’t getting the message. Not the average GOP voter. Kid Rock does speak for them. Regardless of how many horses he allegedly had growing up.

Oddly enough, liberals are also trying to discredit the early poll despite being abysmally wrong about the polls in the 2016 presidential race as well as Brexit. Apparently, since the polling site was registered two weeks ago, that means we have to completely discredit the findings.

The Resurgent ran a piece discrediting the poll (and me for writing about it on another site) because the domain name was registered two weeks ago. Great. It has been reported on by many websites on both sides of the political spectrum so clearly, it is newsworthy enough to at least talk about.

News outlets have certainly run with unscientific online polls and heavily biased polls in the past so the idea that this one can’t even be discussed is a little strange. The poll adds a degree of seriousness. We can argue all day long about how significant that degree might be. It also doesn’t really matter.

The poll is just one piece of the puzzle and the overall premise stands. The political climate, Kid Rock’s popularity in Michigan, the GOP’s historically strong midterm turnout, and the inability of the Democrats to put together a decent message has created the perfect landscape for a Kid Rock run.  That’s not just a right wing opinion either.

Elizabeth Warren seems to agree with that summation, so the left can’t have it both ways. Either Kid Rock should be taken seriously or he’s a total joke. Make up your mind.

If Kid Rock ends up not running and this whole thing ends up being a stunt then I have no problem saying I’m wrong. Until then, it’s my humble opinion that Kid Rock can win this race. If the left hasn’t learned their lesson (and they clearly haven’t) after all their missteps in 2016, why would the results change in 2017 or 2018?  You have to figure Kid Rock has people in his corner who know a lot more about politics than me who are telling him the same thing.

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Courtesy  Andrew Mark Miller @CommDigiNews.com

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The Pink Dragon

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 1:52pm

Childhood diabetes is a pink dragon. Diabetes in and of itself, but when a child begins life with no candy and cake it rears its ugly head on several fronts. As I sit here waiting the results of my granddaughter’s second hospital visit in two weeks I reflect. First, and foremost Puck has shared her entire life with me. In 2007 her mother handed her to me in Georgetown on the day of her birth, and said, “Here, hold this,” and a darling little girl came into my life.

Her first word was, “chicken.” She’d be playing on the porch in Berry Creek. I’d ask if she wanted me to run to KFC and she’d say, “Chiiiiiicken!” Sometime around two years old we found that she was a type one diabetic. Little Puck had to eat veggies while everyone else ate cake. Pricks and shots became part of her life and by four she could take, and read her blood. An eighty reading meant it was a good day, a six hundred meant the ER, and perhaps coma.

Puck had self control but hunger was a big hazard. A salad for dinner left her starving as she would fight a high number. We could always tell when it was going to be a bad day from the dark circles around her beautiful blue eyes. When her readings fell low she’d go into seizure, scream, and arch her little back. She couldn’t control her bladder. Wet beds in the morning would humiliate her, and many mornings I’d hold her as she cried and asked me, “Why?”

There were good times. I took her to Austin, just she and I, we attended a rally, and she met Doc Greene. Due to the activity her blood was on the low end, and on the way home I took her to a Japanese Grill. Her hair stuck straight up when the chef lit the onion volcano. The cook felt so bad when she leaped from her chair that he gave her a free order of shrimp. She asked why his eyes looked funny.

Recently, as the “Puckster” began to turn into a little lady her body rebelled and the insulin she’d been on all her life became useless. A salad with tuna gave her an”Hi” reading and it would not come down. Three days in ICU, and one day in a regular room brought her down to normal. For four days she read from the eighties to around one twenty and suddenly she was back in the hospital again. She looked at me as she left, and again asked, “Why?”

I don’t know why. I think God sends us special angels to remind us how precious life and health is. Exceptional so they can endure. Innocent so we can understand that there is no sin that needs to be paid for. Puck pays it forward for the rest of us as she slays the pink dragon.

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MRI nearly killed Chuck Norris’ wife Gena

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 9:09pm

TV’s action hero Chuck Norris finally faced a villain he couldn’t beat — and it almost killed his wife.

According to Sunday’s edition of Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson, Gena Norris nearly died from complications after having MRIs several years ago.

In the report, Gena Norris said that the heavy metal gadolinium injected in her to enhance the MRI images lingered in her body for years and caused burning pain. Repeated tests were unable to locate the cause.

“I just heard that still small voice deep inside of me that said, Gena your body is dying. And I walked out of the bathroom and he just took one look at me and he knew; I’m about to lose my wife,” said Gena Norris.

Chuck Norris told Attkisson, “I saw death in her eyes. I saw her dying and I said you know I’ve got to do something.”

The problems began after she had three MRIs in one week to evaluate her rheumatoid arthritis.

“I was in the emergency room for like 5 or 6 nights in a row and the symptoms had continued to get worse and worse. And by the fourth, fifth, sixth night, the burning just kept traveling and I would go in and they’d say, well what’s wrong with you? And I’m like I, I don’t know. I don’t feel good. And I’m just, I’m burning. All I can tell you is I’m burning all over. I feel like I have acid everywhere in my tissues, I’m just, I’m on fire,” she said.

While the Food and Drug Administration said there is no evidence of poisoning, it is investigating reports of chronic pain and other symptoms to determine if “there are any potential adverse health effects,” Attkisson reported.

For Chuck Norris, the feeling helplessness was horrible.

Chuck Norris: “Well it’s the helpless feeling, you know cause I’m kind of a take charge guy, and then here I have something where I cannot do anything and it was, it was horrifying and, and uh, I just thank, thank God that we were able to weather it and that she did get better and I got my wife back.”

Source: Paul Bedard @WashingtonExaminer.com

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Kat Von D’s company accused of disqualifying Kansas makeup artist from contest over pro-Trump views

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 7:48pm

A Kansas woman claims she won a contest sponsored by a company created by the reality TV star Kat Von D — but later was disqualified over a post on her Instagram account which supported then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Makeup artist Gypsy Freeman, of Wichita, took screenshots which show she won the national Saint + Sinner Contest sponsored by Kat Von D Beauty in June, according to the Wichita Eagle.

“It’s definitely bigotry – it’s everything that they’re calling us, they’re doing,” Freeman told the newspaper. “It’s a huge case of hypocrisy.”

@katvondbeauty @mercyhanna_15 #SaintandSinner #KVDContest Photography and water/milkbath concept @jennbischof Model @numinous.model MUAH/wardrobe @facesofgypsy #kvdcontest Foundation @temptu As Hamlet said to Ophelia, ”God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.” The battle between these two halves of identity…Who we are and who we pretend to be, is unwinnable. “Just as there are two sides to every story, there are two sides to every person. One that we reveal to the world and another we keep hidden inside. A duality governed by the balance of light and darkness, within each of us is the capacity for both good and evil. But those who are able to blur the moral dividing line hold the true power. -Emily Thorne

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Freeman won with an image of an angelic figure beside a girl in an all-black outfit and thick mascara. The winner and a guest were supposed was supposed to be flown to a makeup line launch party in Los Angeles, according to the report.

Instagram users later reportedly discovered Freeman’s pro-Trump post from Election Day in November.

Freeman claims that Von D later messaged her, saying she’d “drawn a personal line in the sand between myself and anyone who supports that man.”

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She also says that the woman who photographed Freeman’s entry was invited in her stead and went to the party, according to the Eagle.

Freeman said it was “really unfortunate” politics were brought into the competition “where I never brought it into the art contest.”

Sunday messages seeking comment from Kat Von D Beauty’s parent company Kendo Holdings were not immediately returned.

Source: FoxNews.com

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The News Business Sinks Ever Closer to Rock Bottom

Sun, 07/23/2017 - 5:47am

A consortium of newspaper publishers are preparing to take the unusual step of begging the nation’s legislature for the right to collectively negotiate with Facebook and Google.

(Generally, antitrust laws forbid this kind of collective bargaining because it reduces economic competition, except in specifically legislated cases such as labor unions.)

It’s easy to see why publishers want to team up and bargain as one: Facebook and Google continue to take what they want from the news media—content to churn through the News Feed and ever-more-recent search results—while soaking up all the advertising profits available. This is a game where the distributor keeps almost the whole pie, and only so many news organizations can survive on the scraps the Internet platforms allow to fall to the floor.

So, how’d we get here?

We can radically boil it down to three movements.

1. Starting at the beginning: Ask most newspaper people and they’d tell you the “original sin” was that news gatherers decided to give away their product for free when they went online. This is a ridiculous frame (for reasons I’ll get into) but this would be most people in the news business’ common understanding.

It was the ethos of the time that stories should flow around the Internet, unburdened by payment systems. The key underpinning of the whole web was the link and anybody had to be able to view a link for it to be of maximum value. That was just an axiom of the early web.

So, (most) newspapers went along. Foreshadowing. But everything had changed: They were in an entirely different business and didn’t realize it.

2. Google took advantage of all the high-quality pages, and the links between them, being freely placed on the World Wide Web. They took all those links and turned them into the data that powered their search engine.

Google became the best place to find out about the world. One could know what was going on without a newspaper or a TV or a radio.

As Google gained users, newspapers gained greater reach and readership than they’d had before. Sure, most of them were visitors from outside the metro areas that their advertisers wanted to reach, but the business would fill itself in, everyone hoped.

Google, meanwhile, was figuring out its own business model, which turned out to be sponsored links running next to search results. They created an easy way to buy advertising and a backend that could tell you precisely how well ads were performing. (Other people were doing similar things, but only one of them has become one of the most valuable companies in the world.)

Turns out that many small, local advertisers preferred the Google way of doing ads to the newspaper way of doing ads. Combine that with the hit from Craigslist taking mainstay classified-ad business, and newspaper print advertising was in trouble.

That would have happened with or without the so-called “original sin.” The disruption came to the papers: their local/regional business practices got stomped by the efficiency of the technology business.

In the new advertising world, a reader wasn’t worth very much. Maybe a few cents a visit. But there was always a hope: more scale. More visitors meant more page views, which meant more ads, which meant maybe the news organizations could pay their journalists with enough pennies from web ads.

Thus, people are always searching out scale, traffic, visitors, page views, ad inventory.

3. And who has the scale? Facebook.

For a long time, Facebook was happy to send readers to news articles, but it was incidental to their larger concerns. And then came, roughly, August 2013, when Facebook turned on the taps for news organizations. Charlie Warzel noted it in Buzzfeed at the time: “traffic from Facebook referrals to partner network sites are up 69% from August to October of this year.” But he was just spelling out what many in digital media knew from their own traffic reports. Traffic was through the roof and it was all coming from Facebook.

“Facebook has sent unprecedented levels of traffic to publishers across the internet in recent months, a dramatic and unexpected increase affecting a large range of sites serving a wide variety of content,” Warzel wrote.

Read More: ALEXIS C. MADRIGAL @TheAtlantic.com

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