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Trump and the Deep State

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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A Rogue Ruling From Hawaii

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let me explain.

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

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

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

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

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

The actual lawsuit reads in part as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Investigative Reports…Copyright © 2017 Diane Sori and Craig Andresen / Right Side Patriots    http://thepatriotfactor.blogspot.com/2017/03/investigative-report-rogue-ruling-from.html

By: Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

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RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS…LIVE!

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 7:32pm
Tonight, Tuesday, March 21st from 7 to 9 pm EST on American Political Radio, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss ‘A Rogue Ruling from Hawaii,’ how to drain the swamp by employing the alligators, and other important news of the week. Hope you can tune in at: http://tunein.com/radio/American-Political-Radio-s273246/

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Beauty and the Beast

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Business Learns Trump Giveth and Trump Taketh Away

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Amendment 17 + Federalist 63 = Article 5

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

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

“It adds no small weight to all these considerations, to recollect that history informs us of no long-lived republic which had not a senate. Sparta, Rome, and Carthage are, in fact, the only states to whom that character can be applied.”  http://www.constitution.org/fed/federa63.htm

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

History of Democracy

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

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

The Solution is Article 5

We MUST have one or more Article 5 conventions to:

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

 

John D. Lofgren @ Junto Club:  www.atlasShouts.com
Author of “Atlas Shouts”  which was the #2 rated Money book on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Shouts-Modern-Patriot-Action/dp/1458217566
Atlas Shouts, The Movie:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrPgka9SBJ4

Interviews:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tim-tapp/2016/08/28/atlas-shouts-again
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/tim-tapp/2015/11/15/atlas-shouts-but-is-anyone-listening
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/southernsense/2016/11/04/just-what-is-the-truth-can-you-handle-it-join-dr-herb-london-john-lofgren

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Was Russians muddling a Smokescreen for Obama?

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 2:04am
Democrats have been trying to create an impression that Russia influenced the 2016 election. They have speculated about Trumps’s team, businesses, taxes, campaign, and Trump, himself, colluding with the Russians without providing any evidence.  They speculated that voting machines were hacked by the Russians as well as Hillary’s unsecured and illegal server, her campaign manager’s email, and the DNC without providing an ounce of evidence. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange released emails and records were not disputed and he has stated there was no Russian connection.  Instead, he implied that Seth Conrad Rich, a Democrat staffer was the leaker.  Rich was murdered on July 20, 2016 in what was reported as a robbery gone wrong at 4:30 am. However, his watch, wallet, and phone were still on him and bruises were found on his hands, face, and knees as a sign he had earlier fought against those tied to his murder.  While the Democrats attempted to look for ties to Russia with Trump, they ignored Hillary’s approval of 20% of American uranium sold to Russia just before millions were given to the Clinton Foundation by theRussians or the many meetings she had with the Russian ambassador, including other prominent Democrats. After Trump began his transition to the presidency, various leaks within the government began to emerge of Trump and his staff’s private conversations.  General Flynn resigned and Trump acknowledged private conversations with various leaders were leaked to the media. The New York Times reveled that in the final days of the Obama administration, the power of the National Security Administration, which does surveillance, were expanded. The New York Times also reported a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance(FISA) warrant was sought in June to examine “U.S. persons in Donald Trump’s campaign.” That request was denied, but a request in October was granted by three judges appointed by President Clinton after evidence was presented possibly related to the Trump campaign and its alleged links to two Russian banks. A FISA warrant is a criminal warrant to do surveillance, which means the sitting president of the incumbent party was investigating the presidential candidate and his campaign. To prevent American fingerprints, the Obama administration used GCHQ, which is the official British spying agency to monitor Trump and his associates with access to the NSA database. Three intelligence sources and the British have confirmed they assisted the Obama administration and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.  If all is true, American citizens had illegal surveillance.  Further complicating matters, Hillary Clinton, as a private citizen, received such information from the Obama administration, which immediately used the information for her benefit.  These are arrestable offenses of high crimes. Further, President Obama received the action between his attorney general and the FBI on the FISA surveillance in his daily intelligence briefing. All along, Americans have been duped to believe theRussians were colluding with the Trump campaign without a shred of evidence.  Now, it is beginning to appear the Russian hoax was a smokescreen to cover up the activity of surveillance against Trump and his campaign by the Obama administration. Frank Aquila is president of the South San Joaquin Republicans and author of the book, “Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere.”  He can be emailed at [email protected]

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This Video May Be Most Important Thing You Watch This Year

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 1:18pm

This video may be the most important thing you watch this year. Texas, being a border state has long contended with illegals coming in bringing their health problems with them. Diseases we thought were a thing of the past have come across the border making Texas hyper alert to the threat. Now we have an elevated situation. First, let’s define “refugee.” A refugee flees their home for safety. They are supposed to be placed in a holding camp until the situation back home abates, and then they go HOME! Immigrants come to stay, refugees come to cycle back.

What we have now is a steady stream of Somalis coming into the country, some have not only paperwork they have no NAME! The vetting process is no process. They are afforded health care, social security, pocket money and just about anything else they need. They are infected with tuberculosis, Ebola, and any other little gifts Africa has to offer.

The travel ban is literally a matter of life and death for America. The worse thing in Texas schools used to be a lice outbreak. Now we have much more to worry about. Our AIDS epidemic was coming under control. Not any more. Refugees are eat UP with AIDS. Americans are healthier than our guests, but the assault on us by these diseases will bring us down a peg or two.

Now, let’s talk terrorism. Somalia isn’t even a country, it’s a garbage dump run by pirates. They pillage and rob. That’s all they do. With the almost nonexistent background checks by the receiving end these criminals will find themselves like kids in a candy store. And the government thinks this is all fine.

We need to talk solutions. If we don’t figure this out this situation will outrun our resources in short order. Our schools will not be safe, our streets will not be safe, and our families will not be safe. We need to put these people BACK on a boat and burn wherever they lived. Then, in the future we need to reopen something like Ellis Island, vet the dickens out of all arrivals. If they show up sick, home they go! One crime in the old country, home they go. No paperwork, boat bound. No ifs, no ands, no buts!

If we are going to survive as a nation we need to fix this. The worse thing we should have to go through in this country is the flu. Donald Trump has opened a new world for us, and we don’t have room to fix places like Somalia. Please watch this video. It’s a bit long, but well worth the view. It is not a shock video. The lady is a former worker for the services that help place refugees. It was so bad she was concerned for her own health having to deliver them in a van, but when she requested cleaning she was refused! K

 

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Tea Party also participated in Pro Trump rally

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 1:43am
The complete story regarding the public’s show of support for President Trump on February 27th has not been told.

While the Republican Party did sponsor a Spirit of America “Pro Trump” rally that drew about 200 supporters, it appears that Committee Chairman William Korach limited his perspective to the activities within his view and control.

He suggests the explanation for the “Indivisible” organization’s failure to engage the Trump supporters be credited to the large number of Republicans who gathered at the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and their loud public address system.

I disagree. The Indivisible protesters had already been deflated by the Saint Augustine Tea Party before they ever reached the fort green. As Pro Trump supporters assembled at the Castillo and Indivisible protesters assembled on the east end of the Bridge, the feisty St Augustine Tea Party decided to deploy their own “battleship” of support for President Trump — the “Dartmouth”. The 35-foot-long ceremonial float represents the first of the Tea Party ships to arrive at Griffin’s Wharf in Boston.

In my Saul Alinsky disguise, I embedded myself and walked across the Bridge of Lions with about 45 anti-Trump protesters. As the group got to the west end of the bridge, I called for the Dartmouth, which was lying in wait in Davis Shores. The execution was perfect as the Dartmouth intercepted the Indivisibles just as they were turning onto the bayfront.

Strategically placing itself between the protesters and passing traffic, the Dartmouth, complete with a full-sized cardboard cutout of Donald Trump, anti-Indivisible signs and Gadsden flags flying, effectively blocked the view of protesters to the public.

On their Facebook page, the liberal anti-Trump organization had been promoting a counter-demonstration; but, right after their experience with the real Tea Party, all mention of the event was deleted from their Facebook page. Normally they keep events they consider successful on their Facebook Timeline.

The Dartmouth continued its journey through the streets of the historic district, long after the other participants had left the national monument. The support for President Trump is extremely high among visitors that frequent St. Augustine. People from all over the country showed their support by using the Dartmouth as a photo op and many boarded her. In addition to coverage on Jacksonville’s television stations, the Dartmouth engaged far larger numbers than any other participants at the Castillo de San Marcos.

In closing, it was a grand day for the First Amendment. Divergent points of view were expressed without violence. The St. Augustine Police Department and the Park Rangers did not interfere with the people’s right of assembly and free speech.

Source: Lance Thate, Chairman-St Augustine Tea Party on HistoricCity.com

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Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to Step Down in April

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:30am
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz will step down from his position at the company within the next month. This decision comes after the company’s pledge to hire 10,000 refugees to protest President Trump’s temporary travel halt.

The Daily Mail reports that Howard Schultz will step down from his position as CEO of Starbucks next month. He will continue as executive chairman of the company. Schultz will be replaced as CEO by Starbucks President and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Johnson, who will assume the position of CEO on April 3rd.

In the announcement of his decision to step down as CEO, Schultz stated that he “will shift his focus to innovation, design, and development of Starbucks Reserve Roasteries around the world, expansion of the Starbucks Reserve retail store format and the company’s social impact initiatives and focus on Starbucks next wave of retail innovation.”

Incoming CEO Kevin Johnson assured investors of his commitment to the company saying, “the women and men of Starbucks Leadership Team have become my trusted partners. They support this transition, and I appreciate the passion, creativity, and commitment that each person brings to this team. We work well together and have built a foundation of trust, transparency, and teamwork. I believe we will elevate our collective contribution as we pursue our mission and achieve the company’s ambitious goals.”

Schultz’ resignation as CEO follows his recent commitment to hire 10,000 refugees at Starbucks over the next five years as an act of protest against President Trump’s temporary travel halt. Shortly after this announcement, a YouGov survey showed that the public perception of the Starbucks brand was declining. The survey questioned potential customers and asked if they had, “heard anything about the brand in the last two weeks, through advertising, news or word of mouth, was it positive or negative.”

In the week before the company’s commitment to hire 10,000 refugees, 30 percent of the people surveyed stated that they would consider spending money at Starbucks. After Starbucks’ pro-refugee statement, that number fell to 24 percent. Another study performed by the Swiss financial services company Credit Suisse stated that Starbucks’ comments had negatively impacted sales and damaged the company’s brand.

“Our work shows a sudden drop in brand sentiment following announcement of the refugee hiring initiative on Jan. 29th, to flattish from a run-rate of ~+80 (on an index of -100 to +100). Net sentiment has since recovered but has seen significant volatility in recent weeks,” equity analyst Jason West said, according to CNBC.

Schultz’ departure from Starbucks as CEO also comes shortly after it was reported by the New York Times that former presidential adviser David Gergen stated that “Howard Schultz is definitely being pursued” to run for the Democratic Presidential nomination in 2020.

 

Source: LUCAS NOLAN @Breitbart.com

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The Green Rush

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 12:53pm

There is a “Green Rush” sweeping the nation right now, and if you can’t smell the smoke then see a doctor because you have a sinus infection! California blazed the trail in 1996 for medical marijuana, and over the years several states have leaped on the cannabis express. With federal law looming over their heads every minute of the day, growers, processors and dispensaries are expanding their business at an exponential rate with no end in sight. At the same time, the access to data is now allowing medical research teams to examine the real benefits and drawbacks of applying the plant to various health conditions.

When the term “medical marijuana” was coined it was looked at as a joke, or at the most a clever way to people to use the drug under the guise of legitimacy. The drug has had to prove itself by winding its way through a maze not put upon other pharmaceuticals. Marijuana won’t cure cancer, it just masks the symptoms. Well, aspirin won’t cure a broken leg, it just masks the symptoms! As users come out in public the amount of symptoms marijuana masks is quite impressive. From the Wall Street stock broker who unwinds after a long day, to the VA patient when asked what he did that improved his eye pressure the insertion of the use of marijuana is demonstrating its value from D.C. all the way to Oakland, California.

So what is the federal position? The federal government bases its case on the ramblings of one crazy old man in post prohibition America who convinced congress that smoking marijuana made Mexicans crazy and they would rape white women! Is that racist enough for you? Harry J. Anslinger heading up the Federal Bureau of Narcotics gave us the mindless regulation we enjoy today. With the formation of the government entity propaganda films were produced based entirely on wilder fantasies than any pothead ever had, and the fed is still trying to instill these ideas in the heads of laughing school children.

At the core of this debate is the very same idea that started the Civil War, states rights! The the state of California chooses to regulate and tax marijuana what right does the federal government have to overrule the will of the California people? The Feds should worry about roads, and perhaps those thousands of “refugees” coming into the country with no name and carrying tuberculosis! The last time so many states defied the national government we had a war, this time, ironically the states “just said ‘NO!”

As the evidence for the use of marijuana mounts, and more people come out front the Fed will have to concede to the will of the people. That’s the way it’s supposed to work, isn’t it? Half the country smokes and the other half don’t care. It’s as simple as that. I don’t smoke, I’m allergic, but a lot of my friends do. Solution? Sit down wind. And if some lovely lady smokes and becomes romantically aggressive, I can always go to confession. Yessir, The Green Rush is definitely here to stay.

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Behold the Wire!

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 10:23am

Behold the wire! “Neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen.” This is the official statement from the spokesman for Obama in response to President Trump’s assertion that Trump Tower was wiretapped during the presidential campaign. Now, ask yourself, in eight years, with all the intricacies of government management, turnover, security concerns and HILLARY around there, what kind of idiot would make a blanket statement like that? These are the same people who gave Hillary the questions during the debates in advance, the same people who chased Snowden out of the country for telling us they were doing EXACTLY what they just said they never did, and the same guy who told us if we liked our doctor, we can keep our doctor!

Anyone with a shred of common sense will realize that with all the manipulation of the truth, not to mention the fact that Hillary was losing her butt during the campaign, in stark contrast to what the “cooked” polls were saying, that there simply HAS to be a wire SOMEWHERE. Trump is not going to put this down. That’s because he knows that we’re not just talking about a wire here but a virtual labyrinth of surveillance techniques, virtual being the key word here, employed by the government to listen to anyone in the world from hard wired connections all the way down to some gumshoe with a pair of binoculars reading lips. Do you think that guy regurgitating that official statement for Obama may want to rethink it?

We’ve all adjusted to the NSA lurking everywhere, recording everything from the last high level Mafia meeting to Aunt Edna’s secret cookie recipe, so for someone saying something like that seems just a tad naïve. So, do the math. If we can agree that practically every person was surveilled, and Donald Trump is a person living in the country, doesn’t it stand to reason that somewhere, sometime, he was tapped, no matter WHO issued the order? Thomas More, in his defense before the court of King Henry VIII, reasoned that if someone did something, and someone observed the action, doing nothing about it, one could only surmise that the observer agreed with said action. Obama didn’t shut down the surveillance of American citizens, ergo he agreed! Point made?

One thing you can count on is that President Trump will continue to drill down on this until he strikes oil. The results of this find is up in the air. In former days we had a Secretary of State who used her insecure server to email top secrets, and sold uranium to the Russians, but there is a new sheriff in town. The mood of the nation is different now, also, no matter what George Soros’ non-voting professional protesters think. I don’t think Obama will go to jail, but if Trump’s claims are substantiated it will mean one less brick in the already crumbling wall of Obama’s credibility, and yet another reason for Americans to be suspicious of the actions of his office over the last eight years.

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Why Do We Need A Congress?

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 7:16am

Why do we need a congress, senate, or president when one federal judge can overturn the will of the people? No one in their right mind wants Muslim refugees pouring into the country. Well, maybe Whoopi Goldberg, and the cheering audience on “The View,” but news flash! The REST of the country got over our national PMS on November 8th. I guess the news hasn’t filtered out to California yet.

Back in the day if ONE American were killed by a foreigner we’d have bombed the host nation back into the Stone Age, which isn’t hard when you look at the condition of Syria, Iran, etc. Somehow over time we went from that to the foremost proponent of women’s rights, Hillary, donning a head scarf so as not to offend King Ali Babba from WhereEverStan! You remember her. You know. Her husband pain particular attention to women the entire time he was in office. !

Admit it, when you get on a flight, and there’s some dark skinned, bearded guy with a turban on, don’t you remotely consider dying? I do! I watch that guy until we land, and brothers and sisters, if he yells ANYTHING you will see that it is possible to unscrew someone’s head. “But Wilbur, what if he has a box cutter?” No, the word you’re looking for is “suppository.” I’m not falling 33,000 feet because some idiot doesn’t like pork chops or pretty girls”

So what’s this Hawaiian judge’s malfunction? He claims that president Trump’s travel ban would damage Hawaii’s tourist industry. ISIS hanging out on Waikiki! On what planet does THAT make sense? They don’t LIKE pretty girls, or wine coolers, or hot dogs. They DO like goats, but there aren’t any goats on the beach, and it’s hard to get a goat into a bikini.

Muslim refugees make our traditional wetbacks almost look like family. I addressed that issue in my article The Enemy Within. Ted pointed out to me that illegals streaming over the border were positioning themselves in key areas of our country, and in point of fact the invasion of America was already in force. With this newfound support coming from the bench it makes the cartels give me a “warm fuzzy!” Jesus Christ! At least they’re North Americans! Oh, Jesus? Our new protected species doesn’t like Him either.

The good news is President Trump is NOT going to take his foot off Mohammed’s throat anytime soon, and every time some Obama appointee blocks an executive order designed to protect us, we the PEOPLE get madder, and madder. When a refugee strikes again, and they will folks, that’s what they DO, the pot will boil over. Check out the numbers standing in line for up to ten hours yesterday in Nashville to see the president. I’d speculate that quite a few were nicknamed “Bubba!” There’s a message there Mohammed! What kind of woman wears a TENT to the supermarket? That in and of itself shows the absolute disrespect for our way of life. C’mon. This isn’t some kid wearing his pants low as he orders a McRib. This is a fanatic who wants to bury you daughter up to her neck, and beat her brains out with a rock because she wore a pair of Levis to school. Let’s get real, and until the court system returns to sanity let’s all make our guests as uncomfortable as we possibly can!

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Healthcare

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 11:28am

Healthcare! If tomorrow a universal cure for cancer was found, ninety percent of cancer patients couldn’t afford the treatment. The cost of living has been priced out of the market. The combination of galloping capitalism, and high end technology has pushed us closer and closer to the marketing of Soylent Green. When the government got involved, and called itself Obamacare it laid the cornerstone for the canning factory because the recycling of citizens is the only way to recover the cost of socialized medicine.

After a seven year think tank by the republicans, Paul Ryan now wants us to believe that they can sort this mess out in seven weeks. If you believe his Power Point explanation, have I got a bridge for you, and it’s on sale. Oh, there will be a fifty percent deductible on that bridge, just saying. Now look what you get for your money. For beginners, you get big Pharma. A cup of hot tea and two aspirin are replaced by a two hundred dollar prescription. Don’t you just love those ads on TV? They’re all the same. Some girl looking concerned in the beginning, then the doctor shows her the name of some new wonder drug on an iPad . Well, first off we could cut costs by making doctors use those little three by five pads they used to WRITE prescriptions on. Then the commercial progresses to the girl, apparently free of her constipation, frolicking among the heather like she’s fourteen years old again. Then come those fast talking warnings. “If you develop chest pains, a sudden rise of blood pressure, moodiness, suicidal thoughts or bloody diarrhea contact your doctor immediately. In very rare cases a few people have experienced their butt falling off.” Then, it snaps right back to the girl on a carrousel in a park. Lady! Eat spinach!

One of the problems is nobody wants to think about preventive medicine when they are young. They want smoke, and drink, and dance until the dawn. Long about forty or so Karma turns out the lights and the party’s over. Then they turn to the government and ask, “What you gonna do!” Well, what the government does is gives you Obamacare. If you develop bloody diarrhea or your but falls off call Paul Ryan immediately!

How are we going to fix this? Well in a word, we can’t. Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die, and unfortunately our ticket is already punched. Big Parma is not going to get off the express train of development, and doctors do not endure all those years of schooling and training to apply for food stamps. We all want that cancer cure, but when was the last time you sent a check to the American Cancer Society, or Saint Jude’s? You didn’t, did you? And all those young protestors in the street are full of Big Macs and Chicken McNuggets. All in a three legged race for the big four O! God DOES have a sense of humor. So, the government is going to fix Obamacare. Parting thought. The government NEVER downsizes. Look out for Obamacare Plus! Now, take four aspirins and read me in the morning.

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Ryan’s Obamacare Lite Is Another Travesty & Betrayal

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:37am

Freshman Rep. Moira Walsh had an unusual explanation for some of the bad lawmaking in her state capital during an interview on Rhode Island’s WPRO, “It’s the drinking that blows my mind. You cannot operate a motor vehicle when you’ve had two beers but you can make laws that effect people’s lives forever when you’re half in the bag?”

Too bad Moira isn’t in Congress. Booze would be a more acceptable explanation for Paul Ryan’s Obamacare replacement bill than the truth, which is this bill is a betrayal of conservatives seven years in the making.

As the Heritage Foundation points out this slap in the face protects the Democrat base that got free or heavily subsidized coverage at the expense of the GOP base that earns the money to pay for Democrat’s discount insurance.

As I’ve pointed out to friends in the past the price of an Obamacare policy isn’t bad if you remember your premium is buying for two policies: One for your family and another for the moochers.

Ryan evidently believes Republican meddling in the health insurance market is such a big improvement over Democrat meddling that he’ll rule for decades. The truth is the base didn’t vote to swap incompetent meddlers we don’t know for incompetents we do know.

Our mistake was believing the lie that once Republicans controlled all three branches of government they would repeal Obamacare.

My doubts began when “repeal” was amended to “repeal and replace.” Why replace Obamacare’s socialized medicine with the Republican’s Obamacare Lite?

A simple return to the situation that existed before the passage of Obamacare could mean a reduction of up to 30 percent in the cost of insurance premiums and the return of the missing doctors. That alone should be enough win re–election.

The insurance market circa 2008 will cause problems in the dependency class that doesn’t like their handouts interrupted. But I have news for Ryan and his RINO gang — they don’t vote for you anyway. Your voters are the people this bill continues to burden.

Ryan and the rest of his brain trust would rather betray the voters who supported them than risk headlines from the Opposition Media about taking free insurance away.

Ryan’s bill fails in three major areas.

First it does nothing to increase competition in the insurance market. Insurance companies still can’t sell nationwide, the “lines around states” Trump mentioned in the debate. This change alone would lower prices because companies would compete against each other. That’s why you can afford homeowner’s insurance and you can’t afford health insurance.

Second it does nothing to lower prices because the onerous and expensive coverage requirements for every policy are still included. If the consumer wants to buy a policy that covers him from Q-tip to transplant, fine he can pay for it. But if all he wants is major medical, he should be able to make that choice.

Finally it penalizes Republican states that didn’t expand Medicaid and rewards Democrat states that ran up a tab on Uncle Sam. The bill promises this will be phased out in the future, but we’re supposed to believe a Republican Congress that won’t boot 25–year–olds off daddy’s policy today will find the backbone to cut Medicaid tomorrow?

This debate isn’t really about health insurance and discussing it in those terms lets leftists set the parameters. This debate is about personal liberty. The liberty, as an adult, to make your own decisions regarding the future.

Government isn’t the national airbag saving the impudent and foolish from the consequences of their own stupidity. This only encourages more irresponsibility among the demographic whose only long–term commitment is a tattoo.

Healthcare isn’t a right. You don’t have the right to make someone go to medical school, graduate and then treat you for a price you think is reasonable, any more than you have a right to make the barber cut your hair.

I hope there are enough conservatives in the House to defeat Ryan’s disingenuous travesty. Because if they don’t it, means Obama won.

It’s obvious only difference between Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House and Paul Ryan is velocity. The train just moves slower and the conductor’s assurances are less believable under Ryan, but the final destination is still Greece.

Passage of this bill will raise a very pertinent question for conservatives: Why do you have a stronger belief in conservative principles and the power of the free market than the politicians who get your vote?

Why should we pretend anymore?

My suggestion next November is vote for the politician who promises to give away the most; at least he’s not a hypocrite. Maximize benefits now and hope the money doesn’t run out until after you’re dead.

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The Unsinkable Michael Brown

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 10:35am

The Unsinkable Michael Brown! Just when you think the insanity of the last eight years was waning, up jumps the devil. Now we’re entertained by “Michael Brown, The Sequel.” Oh, I’m sure you remember the Oscar nominated first run. Fat Albert was just a strolling down the street, on the way to church, I’m sure, and that mean old officer shot him for being black. Then of course we had to burn Ferguson down, Black Lives started mattering, and Obama had yet ANOTHER son that looked like him. Let’s think about that last statement. Trayvon Martin looked like him, Michael Brown looked like him, hmmmm, I am NOT going to make the obvious racial slur that just begs to come out, but I digress.

So now we have new footage challenging what happened at the store the night before Michael walked the streets of glory. Naturally, his family, and supporters rallied to the cause telling us that it was NOT an assault at the store the next day, it was a dope deal gone bad! Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit! That certainly clears things up, now doesn’t it. The jolly giant wasn’t strong arming a store clerk, he was exchanging cigarillos for weed. Now doesn’t that put everything in perspective? I feel much better now!

Now we can progress to the civil trial. You heard me right. We are going to have to endure the reversal of the facts, tailored to elevate Brown to sainthood, complete with the angelic pictures. I can just see it now, The Michael Brown Foundation, The Micheal Brown Boys Club, why shucks, The Michael Brown VFW! God bless America!

Only problem is it ain’t gonna work this time. There’s a new sheriff in town, you know, that guy I told you about yesterday? If you want to know what he thinks about ludicrous just ask all them Mexicans on the way home right now. All the “Home Boys” need to make a note to self, “Don’t bull rush a cop with a gun!” Heck, I learned THAT in the seventh grade. I’m just waiting for someone to weave in the term “assassination.” Back in the day you had to be a president, king, or at least a Duke. Then prominent leaders were let it, and now we’ll probably expand the definition to include dope dealers, pimps, and homeless people who sleep in the biggest box. Ok people, let me educate you. Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Martian Luther King was assassinated. Michael Brown got SHOT!

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A Force To Be Reckoned With

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 1:37pm
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Donald Tump is a natural force to be reckoned with. Actually announcing his ambition to be president as much as forty years ago. His plan is, and has always been to reconstruct America in accordance to a vision instilled in him from an early age. He is at the same time a savior to his supporters, and the devil to his opponents. He’s been in office for fifty days and the streets are just now beginning to see the end of protests to his election.

From the wall to announcing his thoughts on Twitter, The Donald has turned politics as usual on its ear. Hillary was a “shoe in” until she woke up on November 9th realizing that Trump was the real choice of the people, artfully filtered through the electoral college, a game she was consummate at, having learned it from her very own husband, but she was soundly whipped by what was supposed to be a political outsider with no earthly chance of winning. He raised political incorrectness to an art form making the class of people who suspect and distrust rich people welcome him as one of their own.

With over five hundred companies, critics are quick to point to his handful of business failures. He infuriates liberals to the point that they take to the public media saying the stupidest things that have been said since the Three Stooges. From claims that he can be impeached without charges to saying if he and Vice President Pence are BOTH impeached then Hillary would rise to the occasion as the real winner of the election. Promises by several celebrities to leave the country never materialized and even the Oscars turned into a hater catastrophe!

Through it all, Trump marched to the White House. From day one he began to make America great again. Still promoting his wall he unleashed ICE and simply allowed the agency to do its job. The flow across the border went down forty percent. Companies began returning to our shores or canceled plans to leave. He walked into the Oval Office with executive orders tucked underneath his arm and when his travel ban was struck down he just wrote another one. Even Paul Ryan had to concede there was a new sheriff in town.

What will become of his administration? Well, first he has to HAVE an administration. That’s not an easy task while as he tries to construct his cabinet the democrats are acting like a bunch of little girls, and Obama tries to run his “shadow government.” In everything he’s ever about attempted Donald Trump has never pulled back or slowed down, and this venture will be no different. He will ramp up the volume at every turn and if the Washington regulars are as lazy and indecisive as they’ve been for the last four years that’ll be a big plus for the American people because Donald Tump is a natural force to be reckoned with.

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A Ticket to Hell: A Response to Charles M. Blow and the New York Times

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 2:55pm

Let’s go ahead and break this down, shall we?

The article opens by saying, “Donald Trump has spent his whole life overselling an overinflated vision of himself and his success.” But has he? I mean, our new president is in no way a modest man and it’s silly to say that he is. However, the idea that he’s “overinflated” his success is an overstatement in and of itself. He is one of the most successful man that this country has ever seen and just upset the oligarchy and the elite by pulling off the biggest and most unlikely presidential upset in the history of our nation. How could one “over inflate” something as remarkable as that.

Next, the author, Mr. Charles Blow implies that President Trump was jealous of, then president, Obama. I would say this is an accurate implication. I agree with Mr. Blow because I was jealous of Obama too. I was jealous, probably in the same was President Trump was, because for eight years I had to watch this buffoon of a man do the most important job in the world in a way that I knew I could have exceeded. A man like President Trump was justified in being jealous of a man who clearly didn’t deserve or live up to the position he held–not because Obama “had upper-class acceptance and adulation.” President Trump know he could (and eventually would) respect the office the way it was meant to be respected and do a much better job than its former occupant. Mr. Blow’s implication of jealously is probably accurate, but also greatly misplaced.

Mr. Blow follows with his most ignorant and poorly researched claim of all: “He valued flaunting over philanthropy,” Blow says of Trump.

Say what you will about President Trump, but to imply that he isn’t an ardent philanthropist, is irresponsible and ignorant from anyone who considers themselves a journalist (although, he works for the NYT so I use the word “journalist” loosely). This is a man who, I assume, would have rather had a woman who exploited the needy and her own foundation multiple times for personal gain.

“He oversold his voters a bill of goods that he would never be able to deliver.” Again, just ignorant considering that the president has kept good on each and every promise made to the American people thus far so I find it silly to accuse him of not doing so when, in all reality, that is all he has done in so far as we can see. (The article was published yesterday so it factors in almost every action up to date).

Mr. Blow ends the article dramatically by stating, “Donald Trump has sold his supporters — and by extension, this country — a ticket to hell.”

It’s a good thing he painted a colorful and dramatic picture for readers, because other than that, the article is in no way substantiated. There is nothing concrete to back up his claims and no real premise to support what he so desperately wishes were true.

Check it out here:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/opinion/a-ticket-to-hell.html?_r=0

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Plain Talk

Sat, 03/11/2017 - 1:04pm

Plain talk about Trump politics confuses liberals. Straight out decisive action is hard medicine for the touchy-feely generation that rolled out the red carpet for the Obamanation. A huge campaign of misinformation flows freely out of their transgender toilettes, and our kids will buy every word if not exposed to reality. This morning I was talking with a young black student and he told me President Trump wanted to send all the black people back to Africa. Where did that come from? And the boy had been fed this nonsense at school. He accepted this as gospel. You have to remember when you were in school. The teacher was the ultimate authority. I still wrestle with half truths and lies that I was fed in high school. How did Paul Simon put it? “When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it’s a wonder I can think at all!”

The student was also told that the proposed wall was “impossible.” I explained to him that the wall was but a part of the overall plan to stem the flow of unwelcome guests flowing across our spaghetti strainer border. Crossings are down forty percent as word filters back to Mexico that the welcome mat is now in the garbage and the word “ICE” on a jacket means exactly that! I, myself had to recently prove my citizenship in order to receive money at Walmart. All of these actions are spiritual bricks in the wall.

The ultra left shows its colors, and desperation when it tells students that President Trump wants to send all black people back to Africa. Even back in the sixties no one took that nonsense seriously. But, when you have liberal senators telling a press conference that the President can be impeached without charges, what do you expect? As we peel this onion the absurdity of the last eight years becomes more and more clear. Until his last hour in office Obama did everything he could to deconstruct America.

And the kids are growing up in Obama’s Bizarro world? They BELIEVE that boys are girls, borders should be user friendly, and Hillary is the direct defendant of the Virgin Mary herself! They listen to the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, and buy into every cockamamie idea she regurgitates. They have been told that the president can be removed from office by mob rule. They cheer on Black Lives Matter without ever realizing that by implication that means their lives DON’T matter. And I’m ashamed to admit it, but when students at the University of Texas, were asked if President Obama’s executive Order to suspend the Bill of Rights was a good idea they all agreed!

Obama sits in the Fürher Bunker trying to convince these kids that he is running a “shadow government.” Yeah, yeah, yeah, and Steiner is coming to the rescue! What you’ll see is this insanity will run out of gas. President Trump is going to return the nation to a steady course by simply being normal. The liberals are wondering why Wall Street rebounded. Because the communist left office, that’s why! People of wealth don’t like their government being headed up by a community organizer. They like walls, and jobs, and pretty daughters. THAT’S WHY!

Plain talk, sound decisions and action will make America Great Again. It’s been a long time since we saw that so it’ll take some getting used to. Some will never accept it, and will forever on The View expressing their “view.” First and foremost we must educate our children. They cannot be led to believe that Obama’s world was reality. I’ll tell you a reality I’d like to see. Didn’t Whoopi say she was moving to Canada? Just couldn’t leave that hog trough, huh baby?

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