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Pass The Pipe

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 10:09am

Obviously, Russia, ISIS, Iran, Assad and Korea are continuing to pass the pipe. The strike in Syria didn’t draw a line in the sand, it blew it up! One by one, sane minds are coming to the logical conclusion that the only way to get a bully out of the school yard is to knock him down. Leaders in Korea, Iran, and Syria are still talking crap, and they’re not brushing their teeth.

Obama was a weak president, and a closet, or not so closet Muslim. Between his indecision and Susan Rice’s misinformation it’s a miracle that Putin is not living in the White House. I think it’s highly symbolic when Obama left office that he also left the country to a place with a non-extradition situation. Y’all didn’t notice that, huh?

Now, before the more liberal faction gets their thong in a knot, let me enlighten you. Putin is not going to WWIII over Assad. By the way, North Korea doesn’t have anywhere NEAR the nuclear capability of ONE US Navy carrier group, and EVERYONE hates ISIS up to and including Saudi Arabia, and the Saudis are dirt bags, too.

America is back! Don’t pass the pipe. My friend, C. J. Grisham had a rally in Houston last week to protest a city ordinance forbidding carrying an American Flag on a staff because it looked like a weapon. C. J. fastened his flag to a rifle, and was allowed to wave the flag he defended in Iraq! A pro-police author was shouted down in California by students, who had to leave for her own safety as WHITE students were supporting Black Lives Matter. By the way, as the Trump administration shuts down sanctuary cities California became a sanctuary STATE! Pass the pipe to governor Brown please.

Well, times they ARE a changing, and as real Americans become more emboldened this bizzaro world will go away, and yeah, yeah, yeah, we’re a bunch of rednecks, yeah, yeah, yeah, we have a president who looks like us, and yeah, yeah, we don’t want gay people in our little girl’s bathroom! Get over it! Remember that pendulum I’ve been telling you about for four years? Well, it just swung all the way to the right, Trump grabbed it, and held it there, and like McDonald’s, I’m LOVING it! Pass the pipe some more, idiots!

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Mon, 04/10/2017 - 2:39am

Once again my Patriot brothers and sisters, the media is all over the map on the subject of North Korea and it’s psychopathic dictator Kim Jong Un. With the stunning bombardment by President Trump of the airbase in Syria, now all attentions are directed at North Korea. Will he, won’t he, what about China, what about little Kim’s supposed limited nuclear arsenal? All these and a thousand more questions are being answered by half the retirement budget of the Pentagon and dozens of former government officials (who actually know nothing as they are no longer in the loop).

With all that said, let’s break this down by using the most accurate prediction barometer on planet earth. No, I am not talking about the supercomputer “Watson,” I am using something much better. I am using good old-fashioned common “horse sense,” and knowing human nature to come to my conclusions. Saddle up and let’s get started.

The Biggest Fear;

  1. North Korea completes weaponizing their nuclear program and figures out how to install nukes on an accurate and functioning missile system, which can be delivered to either Japan or our West Coast.
  2. China loses control over North Korea, and now we have no way of having any impact on the Little Big Man (Kim Jong Un) at all, and he goes totally rogue. This is particularly problematic as we know North Korea has a vast Army and thousands of tanks. We also know that the “Little Bag Man” has threatened to invade South Korea (Un has threatened both invasion and nuclear strikes) on numerous occasions. If he does, he would no doubt send a million man army to the border with a thousand tanks, and we would lose 25,000 United States soldiers (latest count of troops stationed on the border of North and South Korea) almost instantly unless we used low-level nuclear weapons to stop them.
  3. Kim Jong Un actually attempts to go nuclear on Japan or the United States.


Our Options; 

Kim Jong Un is surrounded by aging Generals who served his father. This confrontation with Donald Trump is not going to end well for him.

So where do we go from here? The problem with dealing with North Korea is, we are attempting to address a drunk. If you have never tried to negotiate with a drunk, don’t, it is a losing effort as they are not operating mentally with a full deck of cards. Little Kim is a spoiled, privileged kid who grew up in a Korean version of a Royal family and believes he is (for lack of better description) “all that and a bag of chips.” He was never trained to assume the duties of being the leader of a nation and how to negotiate or deal with anyone on a world stage. North Korea has been off the international arena and community since Harry Truman was President.

With that said; in a nutshell, what we have is a spoiled rich kid trying desperately gain respect outside of his nation, and he is trying to live up to his father and grandfather’s reputation. He is surrounded by aging military figures who served his dad, and he is trying to wear his father’s shoes and doesn’t know how. That is tremendously dangerous for the rest of the world. His father started the nuclear testing many years ago, and Little Big Man thinks the best way to gain respect is by having the rest of the globe fear you. In other words, he want’s to be treated like President Xi of China or Vladimir Putin of Russia, and he wants to be put on the same level. Un wants the state dinners, meetings with world leaders and all that goes with it. In his mind, he figures the only way to accomplish this is by having nuclear weapons. The problem for us is, he cannot be trusted as we know he is mentally unstable and North Korea is simply a nation that is far too aggressive with a chip on their shoulder.

NBC News ran an analysis in a very in-depth article today. The options for the United States to stop the Little Big Man are probably limited, but a lot depends on what China would or could do. They also depend on “what was agreed to by President Xi in his meetings with President Trump.” That is the $64 question.

Let us assume for a minute that the Chinese told Trump, go ahead, do what you need to do, but “don’t decimate the nation and don’t kill Kim.” This would open the door for us to slide in and bomb their nuclear development projects back to the stone age. The first thing we would do is; send in stealth aircraft or cruise missiles to take out their communications towers, radars etc. This clears a path for our bombers to go in and do their voodoo on his enrichment and storage facilities.

This would stop the enrichment and give us time to catch our breath. But what would happen next is an almost guarantee. War on the Korean Peninsula would be next. Little Kim could not sit back, take his lumps like a big boy and look the other way. He is going to thump his chest, scream at his Generals for allowing America to enter his airspace, and he is going to invade South Korea.

Worst Case Scenario;

Undoubtedly the worst case for the United States is if China says; leave them alone, we will deal with Little Big Man, but nothing is actually done to stop the rogue dictator from continuing his mission of garnering nuclear weapons. The other worst case is, we do attack North Korea, bomb their facilities and then China retaliates against the United States. What that retaliation would look like is anyone’s guess.

As of this morning, this is where we are at Patriot’s.


Super-Carrier U.S.S. Carl Vinson with its escort task force is steaming to Korean Peninsula.

President Trump has ordered the 7th Fleet (led by the Super-Carrier Carl Vinson) to the Korean Peninsula.

Fire Power of the 7th Fleet;

Not that it matters, but I served aboard the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk CV-63, and have traveled these very waters many times. We ported in South Korea several times and I have a very warm affection for the South Korean people. This is what Kim Jong Un is playing with and I don’t know if he realizes the devastation that the 7th Fleet can inflict on his people or nation.

The Carl Vinson will carry approximately 80 warbirds. These would include several squadrons of F-18 fighters which are fast and can shoot down enemy aircraft from nearly 100 miles away while having never even seen the enemy. These state of the art fighters can also run low-level bombing runs at supersonic speed making them some of the deadliest fighters in the world today. Can they be shot down? Probably not, because prior to their entering Korean airspace, the Vinson would have sent up E-2’s to jam all of the Korean radar systems, assuming they had any left after our cruise missiles had destroyed most if not all of them, to begin with.

Several of the Vinson’s escort ships carry the same cruise missiles that were used the other day in Syria. I don’t need to give you a description of what these bad boys can do. Then we have destroyers which can put a wall of fire up to protect the Vinson, not to mention the Vinson’s own missile defense systems. In other words, Little Big Man can do whatever he wants, but he is not touching this battle group, lest he get’s blown out of the sky.

Now we get to the nuclear submarines that travel with the group as well. Our submarines are without question (possibly Russia) the most dangerous on planet earth because they carry dozens of nuclear missiles that strike with pinpoint accuracy. One of these submarines has the capacity to wipe out the entire nation of North Korea with only 3 or 4 rockets being fired. Yes, these have thermonuclear warheads. This is not counting the Carl Vinson’s nuclear bombs that it carries. Although, they may or may not have them on board. We did, but I cannot speak for current mission’s the Vinson is on.

I will end with saying this; “If Little Big Man wants to play General, he is about to have a very bad day“. We now know that Donald Trump doesn’t play games with evil people. If I were Little Kim, I would stand down and live to fight another day, this is not going to end well for him.


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Wild Bill for America

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 1:23am

Tomahawk Missiles, Supreme Court Victory, Feminist wimps, and a President who makes illegals vanish.

Source: [email protected]

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Swearing-in Ceremony for Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 6:17pm

Swearing-in Ceremony for Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry

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Sun, 04/09/2017 - 1:26pm

Source: Bleeding Blue Trailer by TheBlackSphere on Rumble

Bleeding Blue investigates the ongoing narrative that our police are blood-thirsty villains patrolling our communities with the purpose of exacting an almost vigilante justice against minorities.

According to FBI statistics, police make roughly 10-13 million arrests each year in America. Nearly 1 million of those arrests are for violent crimes. In an exceptionally bloody year, about 1,000 of those violent crimes require the use of deadly force.

So, police use deadly force in less than 0.1% of those violent crime arrests; and 0.01% of overall arrests each year.

Bleeding Blue reveals the destruction of journalism with social media’s rush to judgment. We take a hard look at the REAL stories, beginning with Professor Gates, then Ferguson, the Black Lives Matter movement, and finally the ambushing of law-enforcement officers all over America.

We hear first-hand from the families of law-enforcement, seeing police through the eyes of their children and spouses. Law-enforcement officers share their experiences, concerns, desires, and willingness to bridge the gap between the police and the communities they serve.

Bleeding Blue is more than a compelling and emotional documentary, but offers an opportunity to help bridge the gap between sensationalism and the truth.

Bleeding Blue reminds us all that truth, honor and humanity stand unwavering.



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The Fix is In

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 4:19am

“Do I think [she committed a crime]? Yes, I think…It’s such an important story for our country and the world. It is one of the big stories of our time.”  – President Trump on Susan Rice being exposed as one of the key players in the wiretap scandal

A key player for sure for what was Susan Rice but a bought and paid for political operative working on behalf of the Obama administration. Now exposed as the person responsible for the ‘unmasking’ of President Trump’s transition team, this was found out after the White House Counsel’s office reviewed her document log requests. But know that in no way did this woman devise this wiretapping scenario on her own for Susan Rice is neither smart enough nor powerful enough to pull off this scope of targeted wiretapping without help and instructions.

And when you dismiss the currently circulating possibilities that maybe she was acting in connection with a joint investigation into Russian interference into the election or that she was simply seeking insight about foreign governments, what is left is the more likely scenario that Susan Rice was conducting the kind of political espionage President Trump has alleged all along and did so at the behest of her boss Barack HUSSEIN Obama.

And to that likely affect, this past Monday, Senator Rand Paul called for Susan Rice…Obama’s last National Security Advisor…to testify under oath…believing as do I that Obama himself might have ordered her to “unmask” Trump officials for “unspecified purposes”…actually for political purposes as in to bring the Trump administration down before it even began if truth be told. And then on Tuesday, Susan Rice herself admitted that she had asked for U.S. citizens to be “unmasked” on several occasions while hemming and hawing about whether any of those persons were on Trump’s transition team. And of course, she vehemently insisted that she had done nothing wrong.

“The allegations that somehow Obama administration officials utilized intelligence for political purposes are absolutely false…unmasking] is necessary to do my job…imagine if we saw something of grave significance about Russia, or China, or anybody else interfering with our political process,” were Susan Rice’s exact words…words based upon lies but then again words coming from the mouth of the ‘Liar of Benghazi’…words basically trying to insert into the discourse the Democrats nonsense that Russia ‘fixed’ the election so Hillary would lose…done so she could justify her what I and others truly believe to be criminal actions.

Saying that she was asked by the intelligence community to turn over the names of those in the Trump transition team who had been ‘caught,’ if you will, speaking via phone to or meeting in person with foreign officials under surveillance…and it was here that General Flynn was named…but what Susan Rice is not saying is that while these names…civilian names…are usually redacted in transcripts that high-level government officials can and do ‘request’ through a process called ‘unmasking.’ And what is ‘unmasking’ exactly…simply it is the identifying of those whose communications and conversations were inadvertently caught during a coordinated effort of intelligence gathering even though those persons were not the subject of a search warrant.

Now as for Susan Rice’s specific ‘requests’…’requests’ that are kept under ”tightly-controlled conditions”…these ‘requests’ are what exposed her actions. It must also be noted that each person requesting such information has to log-in by signing their name before being granted access to requested information, and it is important to know that Susan Rice was one of but three people (with the other two being CIA Director John Brennan and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch) that Obama gave permission “to request and consume unmasked NSA-based intelligence reports about U.S. citizens.”

And when this past February during a routine review of requests, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, the National Security Council’s Senior Director for Intelligence, discovered that Susan Rice, on dozens of occasions, filed ‘requests’ for the identities of persons in ‘raw intelligence reports’… persons whose monitored conversations were between Trump associates and foreign officials who discussed then-president-elect Trump’s transition…conversations that were collected ‘incidentally’ without said persons being the targets of specific electronic eavesdropping and whose identities instead of being redacted became known. And this led Cohen-Watnick to (rightfully) bring all this to the attention of the White House General Counsel’s office, who in turn reviewed more of Rice’s requests and instructed Cohen-Watnick to end his own research into the ‘unmasking policy’ and that they would handle it from there on out as the information garnered included ‘sensitive information’ about not only who the president’s associates were meeting, but their views on foreign policy issues, and further transition plans. as well

And then when National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster was informed of these goings on he sent his aide, one Derek Harvey, to Capitol Hill to brief Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes on these findings…and the rest is history as they say.

But now that we know the wiretapping on President Trump did indeed happen and that it involved Obama’s flunky Susan Rice, the questions remaining become what if any hand did Barack HUSSEIN Obama have in this, what if any crime did Susan Rice commit, and if a crime was indeed committed and if Obama was involved…as I and others suspect…what should their punishments be?

So did the woman who said “I leaked nothing to nobody and never have and never would” commit any crime…I say ‘yes.’ And that crime starts with what she does best…lie. But why lie if Susan Rice felt she did nothing wrong…why lie if there was nothing to cover up… why…because Susan Rice was instructed to make a crime far worse than Watergate go away. And while that lie might not involve how the information was collected it does involve the hows and the whys it was publicly disseminated.

And just like with Benghazi Rice’s lies started with her appearance last month on yet another talk show, this time on the ‘PBS NewsHour’ where she was asked about reports that Trump and his transition officials were “swept up in” an incidental intelligence collection concerning possible Russian interference with the election. And Rice’s response, “I know nothing about this…I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that account today.”

Liar…for like I said earlier, this past Tuesday, Susan Rice admitted that she asked for U.S. citizens to be ‘unmasked’ and that nothing she did was for political purposes, which again is a lie…a lie told to deliberately create controversy and questions involving the Trump team, and to delegitimize the Trump presidency in any and every way possible even before he was sworn into office.

So, was the monitoring of Trump’s campaign and his transition team and then doing nothing to safeguard their identities as per the law paramount to spying as some say? To answer that it is first important to remember that while government surveillance of U.S .citizens is indeed constrained by statute and the Constitution, spying on foreigners… including diplomats…is permitted as per the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) which allows so-called ‘secret courts’ to issue surveillance warrants for non-Americans.

But with Obama having given Susan Rice permission to request the names of Americans picked up in such surveillance, especially when it is being claimed that there was a “compelling national security” reason to do so (as in the Democrats still unproven claim that Russia interfered with our election) some say that disclosing the names of transition officials who were caught up in legal wiretaps of foreigners is not the same thing as illegally spying on the Trump campaign.

And with some legal experts saying that the standard for senior officials to learn the names of U.S. persons ‘incidentally’ collected is that it must have some foreign intelligence value, a standard that can apply to almost anything, which Rice has now used to defend her actions; and with others like Susan Hennessey, a former attorney for the National Security Agency and current Brookings Institution fellow, saying that they believe there would have been “nothing worrisome” about Rice asking for the names of Trump officials to be unmasked while in her post as the Obama administration’s top national security official….others are saying that while Susan Rice’s actions did indeed if not break the law did cross over into very dangerous ground because as per the law the redacted names…classified names’…were never supposed to be released and they deliberately were.

In fact, John R. Schindler, a conservative columnist for the ‘New York Observer’ and a former NSA analyst with deeply placed ‘sources’ in the intelligence community, wrote that “Rice had perfectly legitimate reasons to want to know the full story about those reports”…meaning intelligence reports tracking foreign-government officials discussing Trump or talking to Trump associates….but that Rice was a “deeply unpopular figure” in the intelligence community. “Rice didn’t like to play by the rules, including the top-secret ones,” he wrote in the New York Observer. “On multiple occasions, she asked the NSA to do things they regarded as unethical and perhaps illegal. When she was turned down, the NSA fears breaking laws for any White House, since they know they will be left holding the bag in the end, Rice kept pushing.”

So, while Susan Rice might technically not have done anything legally wrong in asking for redacted names to be ‘unmasked’ in reports involving Trump and his people, she did do something wrong…very wrong…when instead of keeping those should be ‘classified names’ to herself she released them in an effort to not only play politics with said ‘classified names,’ but to also keep the lie going that Russia had tried to influence the 2016 presidential election.

And what is the punished for leaking classified information whether it be something as simple as ‘classified names’…as per 18 U.S. Code § 798 – Disclosure of Classified Information…”Whoever knowingly and willfully communicates, furnishes, transmits, or otherwise makes available to an unauthorized person, or publishes, or uses in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government to the detriment of the United States any classified information…Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.”

So now as we wait and see if anyone has the courage to charge her with anything… especially since both the gender and race cards are now being thrown out by the media in that this attack on Susan Rice is only happening because she is a woman and a black woman to boot…more lies of course…we need to know what role exactly did Barack HUSSEIN Obama play in all this…and know that his hand is all over it as he on so many occasions made public statements to the effect that he would be keeping his eye on now President Trump and calling him to task for anything he did not agree with him on.

And let’s be honest here…Obama was more than a bit angry that Hillary Clinton did not get the chance to finish off his ‘fundamental change of America’ as he and his fellow leftist Democrats counted on her doing. So what better way to funnel that anger than doing a bit of payback by any means possible and using any conduit possible.

And so enter center stage Susan Rice who in her capacity as National Security Advisor became Obama’s conduit of choice. And what better proof of that is there than her lies, her alluding, her declining to say whether she personally saw intelligence on Trump’s associates or whether she asked for their identities (which the log rolls show she did), along with the fact that neither she nor her Democrat cohorts have said a word defending “We the People’s right to privacy in such surveillance sweeps…right’s assured us by law…right’s she as National Security Advisor should have been screaming for loud and clear.

So with us now knowing that Susan Rice was indeed the ‘front man’ behind the wiretapping of President Trump, it also must be known that even if she is called to testify that she will invoke ‘the 5th’ no matter what question is asked. And why…because Susan Rice will go ‘missing’ or worse if she were to squeal even to save her own butt. And besides, the national security excuse is already in place and being shoved down our throats by the media…the fix and the cover-up of the whole sorted mess is firmly in place…just saying.

Copyright © 2017 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor



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Syrian doctor closest to attack: ‘90 percent chance this was sarin’

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 2:05am

A doctor who operates the clinic closest to the site of a chemical weapon attack in Syria told Yahoo News he personally treated “delirious” victims who were “foaming at the mouth,” gasping for air and suffering muscle spasms, symptoms he said are consistent with sarin nerve gas poisoning.

The doctor, Dr. Mohammed Mansour, sent Yahoo News a video from his clinic showing rows of young children lined up under blankets, their faces and eyes frozen, apparently unable to speak or move.

“Based on my medical expertise, there is a 90 percent chance this was sarin gas used against these civilians,” said Dr. Mohammed Mansour in a Skype interview from Idlib province, where he runs a clinic that he said is a 15-minute drive from where the attack occurred. “We had over 25 people brought to our clinic who died instantaneously. Many of the others were delirious and unable to communicate.”

A screengrab from the video supplied by Dr. Mohammed Mansour of children in his clinic in Idlib.

“I personally treated over 100 people, from 7:30 in the morning to 9:30 at night,” he added. He said that “70 to 80 percent of the victims were women and children.”

Those who were able to talk said most were still at home, some of them asleep, at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday when the sounds of aircraft approaching and bombs falling were heard, Mansour said. “This was a heavily civilian area,” he said. “There is not a conceivable military target in that area.”

“We are in a very dire situation,” he said. “We have a tiny clinic — literally not even a few rooms. We were able to give [the victims] oxygen and other ways of support. But we do not have anything that they actually need. We have sent [the survivors] to Turkish hospitals.”

The area of the northern province Idlib where the strike occurred is controlled by rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Over the past ten days, as rebel attacks have increased, the Syrian government strikes in Idlib and Hama provinces have ramped up — and there have been other chemical attacks, although much smaller than today’s, he said. “For the last 10 days, it has been some of the most intense bombardment we’ve seen, including smaller chemical attacks,” the doctor reported. Asked why he believes the Syrian army would have used chemical weapons on such a scale now, Mansour said: “Maybe he is feeling the pressure of the armed opposition.”

Source: Michael

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Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:49am

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Bada Bing Bada BOOM

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 9:30am

Bada Bing Bada BOOM! Any time some tin horn raghead in some third world country can thumb his nose at the entire world, use weapons that we hung Nazis for using, and have two super powers going toe to toe over him it’s time to launch fifty-nine missiles and clear his sinuses out! The attack last night set the world order back in order. Putin has positioned himself on the world stage almost entirely by his actions in Syria. Shucks, even I cheered the Russians on when we got that picture of that pedophile dead in the back of a pickup wearing only a thong. You see, back then we didn’t have a president . . . we have one now.

For all the pomp and circumstance the Russians could not beat ISIS, or the rebels, but they did pretty good at looking the other way while Assad gassed children with chemicals that were SUPPOSED to be WAY on the other side of Obama’s red line. Those pictures hit the internet and within forty-eight hours, Bada Bing Bada BOOM! I think it’s highly symbolic that Trump is from New York.

Of course the Russians decried the move, saying it broke international law, but President Trump isn’t about to tarnish this beautiful action with useless legality. Isn’t it funny that the Russians always cite international law when they get pushed back? These are the same guys who invade countries just because.

The action was surgically executed. When you see the pictures flowing out of Syria, indeed, it’s hard to see where the bombs fell. The Russians got an eviction notice about an hour before the party commenced, and in a brilliant stroke they decided to step out for a vodka. Of course the democrats will chime in with their slant, but children getting gassed doesn’t move people who want an abortion clinic on every street. The fact remains, America turned on a dime last night, World War III did NOT erupt, and Assad might need to shop his resumé around. Now, what to do about that fat kid in North Korea? Bada Bing Bada BOOM!

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Filibustering Neil Gorsuch: The Democratic Party’s War on the Popular Vote

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 3:24am

After much anticipation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) invoked the “nuclear option” on Thursday–halting Senate Democrats’ filibuster of the confirmation of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court. With the confirmation vote scheduled for April 7th, Gorsuch will quickly be approved and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to fill the vacant seat left by former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away last year.

.@SenOrrinHatch announces Senate vote changing filibuster rules for #SCOTUS nominations from 60 to simple majority. #NuclearOption

— CSPAN (@cspan) April 6, 2017

UPDATE: Senate confirmation vote on Judge #Gorsuch will take place ~ 11:30am ET on Friday. Watch LIVE on C-SPAN2.

— CSPAN (@cspan) April 6, 2017

The Democratic Party’s opposition to Gorsuch, manifested in the filibuster that took place on Thursday morning before McConnell invoked the nuclear option, yet again highlights the hypocrisy of the Left.

If you recall, back in November after the election of President Donald J. Trump over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Democrats protested Trump’s election, declaring that his election was illegitimate since Secretary Clinton had received a majority percentage of the national popular vote. Various members of the Democratic Party called for the abolishment of the Electoral College, thus promoting a direct democracy system of government.

Pres. Obama calls Electoral College "vestige" from the time of founding fathers at his final 2016 press conference

— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 16, 2016

The presidency is the only office where you can get more votes & still lose. It's time to end the Electoral College.

— Sen. Barbara Boxer (@SenatorBoxer) November 15, 2016

NEW: @SenatorBoxer introduces bill to abolish Electoral College, calling it an "outdated, undemocratic system"

— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 15, 2016

If you feel scared about the current state of American politics and Whitehouse sign this petition:

— xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) November 10, 2016

Clinton received almost 3 million more votes, but Trump will be the next president. It's clear the electoral college needs to be changed.

— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) December 20, 2016

Now, fast forward to this month.

When news broke that the Senate Majority Leader was considering using the nuclear option to clear a path for Gorsuch’s confirmation, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.)–along with many of his Democratic colleagues–promised that they would filibuster the confirmation vote.

When asked about what I'd do about the #SCOTUS nominee, I had a simple answer: #Filibuster.

— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) March 27, 2017

Watch live as Senate Democrats #filibuster until lawmakers agree to do something about gun violence: #Enough

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 15, 2016

Yet, by filibustering Gorsuch, the Minority Leader and Senate Democrats declared war on the popular vote.

The 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states, in part, that “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.” In essence, this amendment transferred the election of U.S. senators from members of respective state legislatures to direct election by the citizens of each respective state.

Since the majority party (in this case, the Republican Party) controls the most seats in the U.S. Senate, it follows that their filibuster actually stifled the majority percentage of the national popular vote. Interestingly enough, it turns out that the Democrat Party trying to abolish the “undemocratic” Electoral College (which is explicitly called for in the U.S. Constitution) utilized the undemocratic filibuster (which is a Senate rule not in the U.S. Constitution).

If the Democrats truly believed in their filibuster, then they should have gladly embraced Donald Trump’s victory via the Electoral College. However, if they truly believed in abolishing the Electoral College, then Senate Democrats should not have supported a filibuster of Neil Gorsuch. They can’t have their cake and eat it too.

Then again, it’s the Democratic Party. Hypocrisy is one of their greatest staples.

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More News, Still Fake

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:16pm

My last column dealt with trying to define the fake news controversy.  (In Search of: Fake News).  Since it was published, not only has the controversy not gone away, it has seemed to intensify, and what qualifies as fake still hasn’t gotten any easier to define. The reason for the glut of misleading stories and half-truths is a little easier to figure out.

Don Lemon of CNN tried to boil it down to its simplest form:  fake news is news that media outlets publish knowing the facts of the story are not true.  If only it were that simple, but the truth rarely is.

The problem lies in the way news works these days.  Whether reporters want to admit it or not, ideology has become a top factor in the way news is presented. It’s a way that in the past would have been unthinkable.

Before cable news networks and the internet, competition in television reporting was limited to the three networks.  In cities and towns, there were one or two local papers.  The audience pie was the same, but the slices were a lot bigger.

People would tend to stick with one paper, and as far as TV reporting, they usually watched the anchor whose personality they liked.  Walter Cronkite made people feel comfortable, and in turn they trusted him to tell them what was going on in the world. Reporters always tried for scoops, but it was more important for them to be right or risk losing that trust.  The lack of available competition  also made it possible for them to present the facts without attaching their own conclusions.

In other words, news back in the day was all about getting the facts to the audience without attaching a conclusion to those facts.

The starkest example of this is when Cronkite broke into As the World Turns to report on JFK’s death by assassination.  (You can watch that here.)  Cronkite is obviously shaken- at one point he even wipes away tears- but the tone of the report never changes.  Cronkite gave the who, what, when, where, and why and kept his opinion out of it. He didn’t bring on a panel to try to identify the shooter before they had all the facts or to give some sort of pop culture psychoanalysis of the sort of person who could have done it.  (“Well, Walter, we’re pretty sure that this has to be some right-wing gun nut extremist who was on his way to bomb an abortion clinic and decided to just blow a president away.”)

People may not have exactly been surprised when they found out that Cronkite leaned to the left, but it wasn’t blatantly obvious to anyone who watched him on the tube.

Cut to today.  Reporting just the facts, ma’am, fell out of fashion with the advent of the 24-hour news channels.  With ratings playing an ever bigger role, news stopped being purely informative and became, well, a TV show.  It’s as much about entertainment as information.

The game is the same, the teams have just switched sides

One TV tactic to boost ratings is to offer counter-programming.  When CBS puts on a program like Star Trek, NBC will try to put on something different hoping to catch an audience that weren’t sci-fi fans.  Different channels applied that philosophy to news as well.  While Fox News did well with a conservative audience, other channels decided to cater to liberals. Suddenly, decisions on what to report and how to report it took on a whole new importance.  The liberal channels wouldn’t touch stories that might offend their sought-after audience, while conservative channels did the same for theirs.  If they did happen to report on the same subject, the tone of the stories would be markedly different.

As ideology took over, news agencies hired reporters that would sacrifice objectivity for audience.  They started taking sides.

Just look at the difference in the coverage of the last two scandals to see how this has played out.  Fox went after the Hillary email scandals doggedly while the other networks declared it a non-story as soon as her name came up.  If MSNBC did any reporting on it at all, it was to mock Fox for thinking there was something there.  They would have panels that did nothing but defend her no matter what new information came out.  Compare that to the Trump/Russia story.  The big three networks, CNN, and MSNBC have run stories on it for almost two months straight, even though they’ve come up with nothing but increased speculation about how bad it might be.

The game is the same, but Trump’s election signaled halftime.  The teams just switched sides.

Sean Hannity, in an interview with CBS’s Ted Koppel, said that the public should be given credit for being smart enough to distinguish between opinion and news programs.  Koppel disagreed.  The truth is that there’s very little difference between the two anymore.  The line has become so blurred that it has almost disappeared.

Here is an example of what passes as news today. This headline ran on the MSN homepage.  Joe Scarborough on Trump’s Tweeting: Something is Seriously Wrong with This Man. (I’ve added the video from the Daily Review that went along with the headline.  It was also reported by The Huffington Post and Politico.)

Anyone with a fourth-grade education knows that that is an opinion.  How does the fact that someone said it on TV suddenly make it news?  And is it fake news or not?  Even though Scarborough expressed an opinion that some would say is false, the fact that he said it is true. Whether it’s fake news or not depends on how the viewer wants to interpret the words.

Don Lemon probably didn’t take that into account for his simple explanation.

Speaking of Lemon, his definition begs another important question.  Is it fake news for a reporter to pick and choose which facts to report in order to justify a wanted conclusion?  Some might say that’s news, but most would call it propaganda.

Throughout Obama’s tenure, his unemployment numbers were constantly under question.  Some journalists took the easy road and reported the number they were given.  As that number went down, it made Obama look good. Others looked at the number that included people who had given up looking for work and had run out of unemployment insurance.  That statistic wasn’t quite as flattering.   Which number got reported depended on whether the agency doing the reporting supported Obama.

And Kellyanne Conway got slammed for using the term alternative facts.

As news has become ideology in search of an audience, people have drifted towards media outlets that support their own opinion.  They tend to believe the stories that match their biases and dismiss those that don’t.  Conservatives drift towards Breitbart and Fox News while liberals brand them fake news.  Conservatives will do the same for CNN, MSNBC, and the New York Times.  Unfortunately, biased does not always equal fake.  Just as unfortunately, it doesn’t equal completely true, either.  Consumers are forced to be more diligent about the news they see and read than they were in Cronkite’s time.

Skepticism is the new normal.

It’s too bad that the Weekly World News is not longer around.  At least with them, we knew it was fake news.


Update:  Since writing this article, it has come out that Susan Rice, an Obama political cohort, was responsible for unmasking surveillance on incoming Trump administration officials.  The man who tried to define fake news, Don Lemon himself, declared it a non-story the day it came out and refused to report on it for CNN.  Two of the three major networks decided not to mention it, while the other spent a whole 45 seconds on it devoted to defending Rice.

The new story changed immediately from “Trump wasn’t surveilled” to “Trump was surveilled, but legally.”  Every channel has run a soundbite of Mother Jones’ David Corn claiming reporting on Rice is racist and sexist.  Another opinion, but yes, he did say it.

Sure, no fake news there.

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Court To Hear Arguments To Make Philly Drink Tax Illegal

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:05pm

A Commonwealth Court panel will hear arguments, Wednesday, in a lawsuit seeking to have Philadelphia’s beverage tax declared illegal.

This will be the first time that lawyers for the city and the beverage industry actually argue their respective cases. Common Pleas judge Gary Glazer ruled the tax legal, based on briefs by the two sides.

The Commonwealth Court panel, though, will hear arguments on the appeal. Sitting in Pittsburgh as part of a regular rotation, they will quiz the lawyers for each side.

The beverage industry brought the suit, claiming the tax violates state law that taxes must be uniform and that local governments cannot tax items already taxed by the state.

The city argues that, because the tax is levied on distributors and not retailers, it does not conflict with state law.

Whichever side loses in Commonwealth Court is expected to appeal to the state Supreme Court.

The one-and-a-half cent an ounce tax took effect January first and raised $12Million in its first two months.

The city hopes it will raise $91million annually to pay for Mayor Jim Kenney’s anti-poverty program of universal pre-K, community schools and a rebuild of city parks, rec centers and libraries.

Bottlers and retailers have blamed it for a drop in sales and say they will have to lay off workers and cut hours as a result.

Source: Pat Loeb

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Border wall ‘critical’ for reducing crime, former agents testify

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 7:09am

Border enforcement veterans told lawmakers Tuesday that fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border has been “absolutely critical” in reducing violence, drug-smuggling and illegal entry — in testimony boosting President Trump’s call for a Texas-to-California wall.

Ronald Colburn, former Border Patrol deputy chief, and David Aguilar, former acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection, testified to the Senate Homeland Security Committee about their experiences in the Bush administration when the first fencing was implemented.

Colburn also served as chief of the Yuma Border Patrol Sector, a stretch spanning southwestern Arizona and southeastern California, and was part of Operation Jump Start, which began in 2006 with the construction of a border fence.

Before the fence, the sector recorded 2,706 drive-throughs where illegal immigrants crossed the “unfettered” border with “contraband of drugs and people,” Colburn said. Of those, Yuma Border Patrol captured just 13.

“The rest all got away, with no idea what, or who, they brought in,” Colburn said. “Yuma had become the most dangerous part of the border.”

Colburn also cataloged more than 200 attacks by “border bandits” — gangs that would “prey on their own,” sexually assaulting, robbing and murdering Mexican migrants.

But once the fence was installed in 2006, violent bandit attacks went from 200 to zero, he said. The implementation of the fencing barrier also cut the number of so-called drive-throughs from 2,706 to six.

“Yuma became the ‘proof of concept’ that America can protect and control its border when the proper mix of resources are placed almost instantaneously,” Colburn said. “By 2008, Yuma Sector arrests of illicit border crossers and traffickers had dwindled from over 138,000 to 8,363.”

Colburn, who has long supported the idea of physical barriers at the border, called fences critical, saying, “It marked our border; our line in the sand.”

Aguilar agreed that physical barriers at the border are an “integral part” of an enforcement system, but acknowledged that “challenges remain.” He cited environmental considerations; eminent domain; and tribal autonomy—the Tohono O’odham nation occupies 75 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border.

“The noted issues will have to be taken into consideration, but it is important to note that there is nothing more destructive to environmentally sensitive land and communities than the uncontrolled illegal flow of people, vehicles, smugglers, and criminal organizations,” Aguilar said. “The placement of fences and deterrent infrastructure in previously uncontrolled parts of the border have actually allowed for the rejuvenation of areas that had previously been devastated due to heavy illegal pedestrian and vehicular traffic.”

In 2015, DHS installed 353 miles of primary pedestrian fencing and 300 miles of vehicle fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, which Aguilar said improved detection and surveillance capabilities, dropping migrant apprehensions from 1.7 million in fiscal 2000, to 408,870 in fiscal 2016.

“We have done much to secure the border, but there is much more to do,” Aguilar said.

DHS Secretary John Kelly will testify before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday, just one day after the deadline for companies to bid to design and create President Trump’s border wall.

The plan continues to face intense Democratic criticism, as lawmakers warn the costly project would be an unfair burden on taxpayers.

“I don’t think there’s anyone in this Senate who doesn’t want our border to be secure,” Ranking Member Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said Tuesday. “But the wall that President Trump has promised could cost nearly $70 billion — that’s $200 for every man, woman and child in the United States.”

But the Republican chairman of the committee backed the call for more fencing along the border.

“We need a layered approach to border security, one that includes technology, manpower, a commitment to the rule of law, and the elimination of incentives for illegal immigration,” Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said. “Fencing does work, and we need more of it.”

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To Mask or Not To Mask

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 11:05am

To mask or not to mask, that is the question. The one thing to know is, yet again, Trump was right, he WAS being surveilled. This is my surprised face. Remember when I told you that if we know the NSA, and every other gumshoe in Washington is watching us, and listening to every one of our phone calls, for someone to say the Obama White House has nothing to do with anything like that was just about the stupidest thing to come rolling out of there since Bill Clinton forgot who ate pizza with him that night. Matter of fact, since I’ve been able to read I haven’t heard any of those guys tell the straight of it yet!

Enter Susan Rice with all the double talk we’ve all become accustomed to. And just what is “unmasking?” Well, as near as I can figure it’s the finking out a fink. The fink strikes a deal and goes blabbermouth, and when they run out of blabber they get thrown out in the street in their underwear. Then, there are leaks. You’d think the freaking government would be at least as secure as say, the Hell’s Angels, now wouldn’t you? And at least as fiscally sound as a crack house. Well, they’re not! And just who is Susan Rice? Why she’s the genius who blames Benghazi on a poorly edited YouTube video. That’s right! Remember that? All them there ragheads was all pent up over a flick. Rice completely forgot all them guns they were running all over creation. Of course Hillary was not involved. She was too busy resetting the password on her Yahoo mail so she could send a few more classified documents to eHarmony! Millions voted for her! Millions voted for the Black Knight . . . TWICE! And you wonder why Donald Trump doesn’t fit up there.

It’s accepted that black people can dance, and Susan Rice is shuffling along pretty good right now. Fox News is drilling down on this. The Main Stream Media is still looking for Russians. Alternative media has so eclipsed the MSM I’m amazed they can still pay the bills anymore. Rice IS a big story and they act as if it never happened. And a lot of YOU PEOPLE still depend on them for news. Yeah, I really said that, and you know who you are.

Well, welcome to Trump America. The judge will be confirmed, the wall will be built, taxes will go down, and kids will come out of school and WILL have a job waiting because companies will come home and hire them. The future gets brighter every day for middle America. Well all but Susan’s future, because judging by his track record, Donald Trump is about to be on her like white on rice. Get it, white on rice. I KILL me!

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King Abdullah…a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 6:53am

“If you ask me, am I a moderate or an extremist, I’m a Muslim.”
– The words of Jordan’s King Abdullah II said in a CNN interview with Fareed Zakaria at al-Husseiniya Palace in Amman, Jordan

And so the man who claims to be a purveyor of peace will not admit to being either a moderate or an extremist, but know King Abdullah II is indeed an extremist…a wolf hiding in sheep’s clothing in fact…a wolf soon coming to Washington D.C. to meet with President Trump and try to fool him like he has fooled past presidents. Hopefully, our current president will see through his lies.

And Abdullah is indeed the spreader of lies as all roads to the problems in today’s Middle East lead directly back to Jordan and their relationship to the Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan al-Muslimun). The Muslim Brotherhood who, over the past 80 decades or so, has had their tentacles deeply entwined into Jordan’s Hashemite kingdom…a kingdom whose population is comprised of 60% citizens of Jordanian/Palestinian origin and 40% of those of tribal origin (known as East Bankers and of which Jordan’s royal family belongs)…a kingdom that allows the Brotherhood to hide behind the guise of calling itself Jordan’s premier ‘charitable organization’…but to those knowing the truth it is anything but charitable for with the Muslim Brotherhood charity comes with strings attached.

So while President Trump keeps being advised not to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization…advised by those truly not on America’s side or by those ignorant to the facts…know that Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and even Syria consider the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization whose goal is to overthrow their existing governments and install one of their own. One just has to look back to Egypt to see this has already been tried but thankfully, in the end, failed, for remember when the Muslim Brotherhood led the toppling of Hosni Mubarak’s pro-West government and installed their puppet President Mohamed El-Morsi who in turn was toppled by General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s military-led coup.

And know that the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood is an umbrella organization of sorts…an organization that controls the political, charitable, and the ‘so-called’ spiritual needs and activities of the growing Islamist movement within Jordan…a movement that basically supports all things sharia. And know that the Muslim Brotherhood has a long and sordid history in Jordan…a history of Jordan condoning if not outright supporting this most dangerous of groups.

Briefly, after the Muslim Brotherhood was born in Egypt in 1928, affiliated groups starting popping up throughout the region. In fact, then King Abdullah I of Transjordan wanted Abdul-Hakim Abidin, the brother-in-law of Muslim Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna’s, to lead a new Jordanian government. And while he refused, the Muslim Brotherhood still became fully functioning and operational in both Transjordan and in then called Palestine by 1942 and was given ‘official recognition’ by King Abdullah I in 1946.

Then in April 1948, right before the creation of the Jewish State of Israel, the Muslim Brotherhood in Transjordan joined forces with their fellow Brotherhood members in Egypt to fight what became a losing war with now called Israel. And while they lost said war both Egypt and now Jordan continued to receive so-called ‘general supervision’…as in terror tactics and funding…from Egypt’s Mufti Hajj Amin al-Husseini, the region’s Muslim Brotherhood leader.

Now fast forward to present day Jordan where the Muslim Brotherhood maintains a close alliance with the monarchy, and know that King Abdullah II is directly tied to the Brotherhood no matter his and Jordan’s smoke-and-mirrors cursory role in the Syrian conflict and in the ‘War on Terror’…for the fact is that Abdullah is still paying off the ‘debt’ to the Brotherhood incurred by his late father King Hussein and his grandfather King Abdullah I before him. And that debt started in the 1950’s when King Hussein (who became king after the assassination of Abdullah l) relied on the Muslim Brotherhood…the region’s main Islamist movement at that time…to help protect his Hashemite kingdom against threats of revolution and overthrow from other Arab nationalist movements.

And as part of his debt to them, King Hussein then and King Abdullah II now both supported the Muslim Brotherhood becoming part of Jordan’s government to the point where their political party, the Islamic Action Front (IAF), continues to represent Jordan’s main political opposition force while directly being controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood through governance structures and financial ties.

And after the Muslim Brotherhood did so well in Jordan’s 1989 election…garnering 23 out of Jordan’s Parliament’s 80 seats…King Hussein allowed them to hold five ministry positions no matter that he reined them in a bit after their showing strong opposition to his peace treaty with Israel…a peace treaty in appearance alone as it is a peace treaty not to be trusted, for Abdullah the son has still not repaid that debt in full and he must do so or face reprisals by the Muslim Brotherhood’s henchmen…henchmen of both the political and tangible sort.

So when will this debt be repaid…only when the Muslim Brotherhood says it is.

Are you starting to see the problem now…a problem whose solution lies within both Abdullah II himself and the Muslim Brotherhood, for noticeable tensions exist between Brotherhood members over the need for internal reform as well as to define what its ties to the terrorist group Hamas will be0 And it is via those tensions that Abdullah hopes to divide and conquer by keeping the political faction of the Muslim Brotherhood as the kingdom’s and his personal and legally sanctioned vanguard, while the more radical and younger faction covertly becoming his link to Hamas…and the hoped-for demise of Israel for as it stands now Jordan is not really their friend.

And with Abdullah knowing well that unless he can make the “divide” work in his favor as well as repaying in full the debt of his father and grandfather, that he cannot nor will he be permitted to keep his throne, thus he allows the Muslim Brotherhood needed space to operate from, helping to assure that both his authority as king and the continuity of the monarchy in Jordan will remain…at least for the time being.

But Abdullah is also smart enough to know that with ISIS sitting on Jordan’s doorstep…that if ISIS surpasses the Muslim Brotherhood regarding grassroots support amongst the people (and know that over 2,500 Jordanian young men have already joined ISIS and that Jordan was one of ISIS’ black market oil customers), then he will surely lose control of Jordan for the Muslim Brotherhood will not take kindly to his not preventing this from happening. That is why Abdullah allows the Muslim Brotherhood, via its charity fronts, to keep the people’s support from waning. In other words they both pull each other’s strings to some degree…but with the Brotherhood pulling more strings…especially with both the Israeli/Palestinian conflict and terrorism in general still not settled, and with the fact that 6.3 million Palestinians are not happy with the king who denies them rights, privileges, and assistance other Jordanian non-Palestinians…as in the East Bankers…receive.

So King Abdullah II’s words that Islamic terrorism…of which the Muslim Brotherhood both fully supports and finances…is the “greatest threat to our region” and that “Muslims must lead the fight against it”…become mere empty words for all terrorism leads back to Jordan as ground zero because of Jordan’s decades-long support for the Brotherhood. And Abdullah knows this but will try his best to keep this fact hidden from others.

How so…one just has to look at how Jordan currently responds to terrorism within its own country…or should I say does not respond…for the kingdom seems to close its collective eyes and look away when it does happen. Focusing on specific individuals deemed to pose a particular threat, the king dares not take into account the big picture involving the Muslim Brotherhood’s ties to terrorism because the big picture would expose the truth that under his rule Jordan has not punished or even spoken out against troublemakers operating from within the ranks of Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood for he dare not utter a word until his debt is paid-in-full…if even then.

And while the Muslim Brotherhood is now ‘supposedly’ illegal in Jordan…with ‘supposedly’ being done with a wink and a nod of course…the truth is that they still hold an ever-growing influence within the country by their freely being allowed to fuel the anger and resentment that simmers amongst young Jordanian Palestinians…Jordanian Palestinians that feel slighted by their government and who will now willingly join their ranks. And they have done just that to the tune of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood having 10,000+ members and with their IAF party having over 4,000 members. In fact, the more discontent the Brotherhood stirs up…the more its more radical members side with Hamas…the more power they actually coalesce behind Hamas…power they then use to demand and get political concessions from Abdullah’s government.

And nowhere is this more apparent than to those who have been peacefully working for democratic reform within Jordan’s government…reform as in replacing the Muslim Brotherhood supporting monarchy with a secular government…those whose pro-Israel movement is known as the Jordanian Opposition Coalition and whose leaders the king either jails or expels from their homeland. These are the words of Dr. Mudar Zahran, Secretary General of the Jordanian Coalition Opposition:

“Shockingly, while the king puts all seculars in jail and sentences me, the head of the secular opposition, to live in prison, he allows the Muslim Brotherhood to have their own charity, which is now worth over 4 billion dollars, their own TV station, and their own daily newspaper, and he even went as far as shutting down the opposition parties that oppose the Muslim Brotherhood and this is documented.” “What most Americans and Israelis don’t understand is how many Arab regimes work this way and play on them.” 

And how very right Dr. Mudar Zahran is.

Now as for Hamas’ somewhat recent breakaway of sorts from Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood’s leadership and King Abdullah II’s role in how they operate….first, while Hamas remains part of the Brotherhood’s ideological base organization they do operate independently from them as it benefits strategically (in their war against Israel) both from Jordan’s Palestinian presence and it’s 60% and growing Palestinian population. And second, those very numbers allow Hamas to operate in the open while Abdullah looks away as the Hamas-linked reformist sector gains control of the IAF who are no longer content with the political role they had traditionally played in Jordan, as now they want to be influential players in the political decision-making process. And thanks to Abdullah’s inactions and his still ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, they are.

In other words, Hamas, coupled with the Muslim Brotherhood, is making major policy decisions regarding Jordan’s role in the Middle East…a role that has turned more observational than tactical as was promised by Abdullah. And with Hamas’ numbers continuing to rise means Abdullah has basically become politically impotent as opposition to his government has become more radical, and this is why Hamas has been able to position its sympathizers amongst the leadership of the country’s Islamists…whose numbers are also increasing.

And that is also why the Muslim Brotherhood hierarchy is concerned about Abdullah because as Hamas’ influence grows throughout Jordan they become relegated to second tier string-puller status. And you know that does not sit well with the Brotherhood in regards to Abdullah’s repaying of the debt owed because they can see that as Hamas increases its power they have already started to lose some of the benefits and protections they were afforded by Abdullah. And that makes for a very unhappy Muslim Brotherhood who now are forced to pull the (figurative) noose tighter around Abdullah’s neck, which means he cannot be trusted to work on Jordan’s behalf, on America’s behalf, or even to uphold the peace treaty his father signed with Israel for King Abdullah will throw all under the Muslim Brotherhood bus to save his own neck.

And now we have come full-circle back to the beginning.

“The brotherhood is everywhere in the world where there are Muslims,” so said Murad Adeleih, spokesman for the Islamic Action Front (IAF), the Muslim Brotherhood’s Amman-based political wing.

And Abdullah’s response: “I think he is right and I think this is something that has to be understood on a much larger platform because they’re looking for legitimacy that they don’t have inside of Islam. When we’re asked in this debate, you know, are you a moderate or extremist – what these people want is to be called extremist. I mean, they take that as a badge of honor. If you ask me, am I a moderate or an extremist, I’m a Muslim…” 

And King Abdullah II’s response makes him an extremist because like I have always said…” if you do not condemn you condone”…and nowhere has the king condoned either the Muslim Brotherhood or Hamas nor any of their actions. And this is why when Abdullah meets with President Trump next week, Trump must not only have both eyes open but have his ears focused not on what Abdullah says but on what he does not say.

A lot of futures depend on President Trump doing just that.

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

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Freedom Caucus functions as a Tea Party firewall

Mon, 04/03/2017 - 6:18am

By now it is well-established that advocates of the American Health Care Act failed to secure sufficient support from conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus last Friday to pass the bill. Both Paul Ryan and Donald Trump made that clear.

Of course, the debate will continue to rage over who ultimately deserves the blame (or credit), but in an immediate, practical sense, insufficient support from the Freedom Caucus prompted proponents to pull the vote Friday afternoon.

Earlier this month, I identified the mounting friction between AHCA supporters and skeptics as a sign that the Tea Party infrastructure was working. From March 10:

After the House released its repeal and replace plan earlier this week, conservative movement groups and elected officials such as the Tea Party Patriots and Rand Paul voiced vehement opposition to the legislation. The threat of heightened backlash from Tea Party players triggered the administration to respond by inviting them to share that opposition with the president and the vice president at the White House.

Whether these Tea Party-backed Republicans will be able to lobby successfully for healthcare legislation that meets their standards is yet to be determined. But those people the movement imported to Washington during the long winter of Obama’s presidency have not forgotten what brought them there.

On Friday, the Freedom Caucus successfully leveraged their clout to uphold, from members’ perspectives, what constitutes a key campaign promise. The group does not disclose its membership, but a very significant chunk of its publicly-confirmed members were swept into Congress by the Tea Party wave. Veterans, such as founding Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, eagerly aligned with the movement as well.

Some of the bill’s most visible opponents outside the House, from Rand Paul to Ted Cruz to Sean Hannity, were vocal Tea Party supporters.

In fact, in an op-ed urging the GOP to fix the AHCA, Hannity himself wrote, “It’s very important the House Freedom Caucus and senators such as Rand Paul, Ted Cruz Marco Rubio and Lee have input into this bill.”

Still, a full two-thirds of the entire Republican House Majority was elected in 2010 or later, and it’s likely every single one of these (and many of those first elected before that) campaigned against Obamacare. Freedom Caucus members, for their part, just disagreed that the bill achieved what constituents sent them to Washington to do.

The cry at Tea Party rallies years ago was for a “full-scale” repeal of the Affordable Care Act. That is not what the House bill offered. Thus, Tea Party-beneficiaries worked to stay true to their pledges.

Given the way the party is operating now, come 2020, it may turn out the only effective wall Republicans were able to build this decade was the Tea Party firewall.


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Mon, 04/03/2017 - 5:43am

A Florida woman told to stop calling 911 was found dead just hours after arguing with her boyfriend. (KTRK)

Three hours before Latina Herring was murdered, she can be seen on Sanford police body camera video arguing with her boyfriend, Allen Cashe.

Cashe is accused of going on a shooting rampage, killing Herring, her 8-year-old son and attempting to kill her 7-year-old son, her father and two bystanders.

The suspect allegedly went on the killing spree around 6:30 a.m. Monday. It all started at about 3:20 a.m. when police were called to a Wawa store.

“I don’t have her house keys,” Cashe is heard saying on newly released body camera video. “Man, you got my keys,” Herring yells.

“I’m not trying to play games,” said Cashe. “You have an attitude coming home from the club drunk.”

Police let Cashe leave the scene after he got his keys, which sparked the argument.

Twenty minutes later, police were called again to a home on Hays Drive. According to the video released by Sanford police on Friday, officers on scene dismissed Herring’s concerns.

“She’s making false accusations,” an officer says. “It’s the second time she’s done it.”

At one point, police tell Herring to “stop calling 911.”

“We’re going to handle it,” an officer tells Herring. “Just stop calling 911 and making accusations that you don’t know about.”

Police, in the video, say the couple was just arguing and it was not physical. They call it a “civil matter.”

At one point, Cashe is handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car, but is later released. Police said there was no reason to arrest anyone. One officer said Herring should have just lied and said Cashe hit her.

It is unclear why Cashe or Herring called 911. Officers on scene remarked he may have wanted to harm her.

“I think he’s calling because he’s afraid he’s going to do something to her,” an officer says to another.

Herring’s friend, Ladasha Beasley, said Sanford police should have done more.

“Sanford PD’s a big disappointment to me and to others,” Beasley added. “To protect and serve who, man? Who? Justice needs to be served.”

Sanford police did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the newly released body camera video and how officers handled the scene.

The four shooting survivors remain in the hospital. WESH reports that three are stable and one is in critical condition.


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Liberals meltdown after Mitch McConnell says that Neil Gorsuch ‘will be’ confirmed

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 11:18pm

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) drew the hilarious ire of liberals Sunday after confirming the worst news Democrats have heard since Trump defeated Hillary Clinton last November.

Speaking on the Sunday talk shows, McConnell explained that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorusch will be confirmed this week no matter what.

“We’re going to confirm Judge Gorsuch this week,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”“The way in which that occurs is in the hands of the Democratic minority.”

He reiterated his comments in an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed this week,” McConnell told show host Chuck Todd.

Democrats have been staunch in their opposition to Gorsuch ever since President Donald Trump announced that Gorsuch was his pick to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, who suddenly passed away last February.

Mostly, Democrats oppose Gorusch because they believe that he will reinforce a conservative bend on the Supreme Court, which would then, most likely, rule against Democratic laws and policy initiatives. Democrats also oppose Gorsuch because he is an “originalist,” or someone who intercepts the Constitution by considering what the Founders meant when they wrote it.

This view of the Constitution, liberals believe, will reverse “progress” made by recent Democratic administrations, both in the White House and in state capitols across the country.

Needless to say, Democrats were seething after McConnell’s comments on TV Sunday. They were also angry because McConnell explained why the Senate didn’t hold a vote on former President Barack Obama’s nominee to replace Scalia, Merrick Garland.

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Julian Assange’s fate could soon take a DRASTIC turn

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 8:14pm

WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange found asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy back in 2012 and has been holed up there ever since. Now, with the Ecuadorian election results looming, Mr. Assange’s fate is up in the air.

In Latin America, a so-called “pink tide” of leftist leaders has been ebbing, and now, the vote is seen as crucial to say the least.

Argentina, Brazil and Peru have all shifted to the right in recent months, as the region has sunk into recession and leftist leaders have been tarnished by a string of corruption scandals.

One of the Ecuadorian race’s hot issues is the fate of Assange.

Ex-banker Guillermo Lasso has threatened to revoke the political asylum Ecuador has granted its most famous guest.

Leftist, Rafael Correa who had led the country for the last decade and is also an outspoken critic of the United States, let the WikiLeaks founder stay at the London embassy to avoid arrest and extradition to Sweden over rape allegations by two women.

The 45-year-old Australian, who denies the accusations, says he fears Sweden would send him to the United States to face trial for leaking hundreds of thousands of secret US military and diplomatic documents in 2010.

His case has returned to the spotlight since WikiLeaks was accused of meddling in the US election last year by releasing a damaging trove of hacked emails from presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign and her Democratic party.

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