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It Takes Faith to Be an Atheist

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 2:31pm
I once had enough faith in myself to believe there was no God.  I had enough of that self-centered faith to believe the entire universe sprang from a Big Bang.

I could believe that Big Bang came from an unbelievably dense unbelievably small point that for some unexplained reason suddenly exploded.  I could believe that after the explosion this unbelievably dense unbelievably small point expanded into everything that is.  I could believe that everything that is now expanding would eventually stop expanding and then contract back into that unbelievably dense unbelievably small point that would then eventually explode again and the entire process would happen again over and over from eternity to eternity.  Yes, I had enough self-centered faith to believe all that.
I blindly accepted what scientist told me was verifiable evidence that all this was physically true.  I never once asked myself any of these obvious questions: How could anyone possibly know that this had ever happened before?   How could anyone possibly know that it would happen again?  How could anyone possibly know where the unbelievably dense unbelievably small point came from?   Or better yet, what made this self-existing unbelievably dense unbelievably small point explode?

Without asking any of these important questions I could believe all that without ever contemplating the fact that chaos breeds chaos it does not breed the complex organization that we observe in reality from atom to Adam.  Or, as the Second Law of Thermodynamics puts it the entropy of any isolated system always increases.

In other words, the odds of a tornado hitting a junk yard and leaving a fully assembled 747 in its wake are less than zero.  And to have order come from chaos on a universal scale would mean that that would have to happen billions upon billions of times.  Which flies in the face of something I learned back during the Hippie commune days, no matter how many times you multiply zero it is still zero.

But I had faith!  Without blinking an eye I was proud to strain out a gnat and swallow a camel.  Everything came from one itsy bitsy piece of who knows what that existed from eternity to eternity exploding into everything and the shrinking back to an itsy bitsy piece of who knows what over and over.  Sure that made sense but a loving God who created everything that was too far out to believe.

Jesus tells us that we have to come to the end of ourselves if we want to walk with Him.  We have to realize that anyone who intends to come with Him has to let Him lead.  We’re not in the driver’s seat; He is.  We shouldn’t run from suffering we should embrace it.  Follow Him and He’ll show us how. Self-help is no help at all.  Self-sacrifice is the way, His way, to finding ourselves, our true self.  What kind of deal is it to get everything we want but lose ourselves?  What could we ever trade our soul for?  He said those who seek to hold on to everything will lose everything and those who let go of everything will gain everything.

When I first started trying to live this kind of life I thought of it as learning to walk backwards because it was the opposite of everything I had ever been taught on how to succeed.

When some people see another walking in faith following Christ sacrificing themselves for others they say, “Wow!  They have such great faith.”

To be sure to follow Jesus takes faith but even that faith is a gift from God.  God gives each of us a measure of faith and we should think seriously about that and follow that faith into the good works He’s given us to do.

So while it takes God given faith to follow Jesus it takes faith in ourselves to be an atheist.  I praise God that in my life the faith gift of God overwhelmed my own faith in me.   When I look at all the dead ends my choices led me to and compare that to the fulfilling and joyful life I have found following Him and I can see that He has a better way.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2018 Contact Dr. Owens [email protected]   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

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Scott Binsack

Sat, 07/21/2018 - 12:13pm

Scott Binsack Was A Complicated Man 

Understanding Scott is a bit like the four blind men trying to figure out an elephant. Part entrepreneur, part P. T. Barnum, Scott lived by his wits even if you couldn’t understand those wits. He was such an imposing presence that you didn’t know he was ill, but Scott knew. Scott knew the clock was ticking, and whatever he had to do he had to do it today because tomorrow didn’t belong to him.

I came upon him years ago. I must say that I was profoundly impressed. He made long videos about America. Whatever you may think of Scott Binsack he was a patriot. And he wasn’t a keyboard commando. He’d march on Washington at the drop of a hat. Twenty thousand or just twenty, he’d March For America!

We fell apart. A group of women took it upon themselves to micro-analyze his methods. Methods that were far above them. If Scott bought a burger they traced the money. I fell in with them, but the more I looked at their methods the more I saw more jealousy than substance. And the more I was glad they never investigated my real estate deals. I’ve said all real estate brokers are shady. If you will note, I didn’t exclude myself.

As his health declined he reached farther and farther. He dreamed big. He just couldn’t explain his dreams. That having been said, last night I was inundated with calls and messages. From New York to L.A. Scott Binsack had died! What did I think? What would I write? Was he really gone? They all wanted to know my thoughts about Scott Binsack.

I admired him. During our little debate he poked fun of my name. WIIIIIIIBUR! In his best “Mr. Ed voice. People like those ladies attacking his flank thought I should be offended. I thought it was cooler than dry ice! I changed my profile picture on Facebook to a picture of Mr. Ed, and ran with it.

You see, you just can’t hate everyone. If it’s funny, it’s funny. After that we lost track of each other. He began to work his way from New Jersey to Las Vegas. On the way he tried to sell the state of Kansas. Hey, Jim Bowie sold Arkansas THREE TIMES! Tried to sell Santa Anna San Antonio, but El Presidenté didn’t have a co-signer. You cannot judge a real estate deal. A real estate deal judges YOU!

Once in Vegas Binsack began to put together a news service. We communicated. He asked if I could remove some articles I’d written about him. I took down what I could. He asked if I could send him copy. I agreed to supply him with material. He said he’d pay. I told him one martini in Vegas was all that was required. He replied, “Or Two, or six.”

The deal never came to be. The clock was ticking. I noticed he dropped off of LinkedIn, our method of communication. I didn’t think much of it. Then, last night, I learned Scott Binsack had passed away. I’m not going to lie to you. I was profoundly affected. I really thought he’d pull off the March For America News Channel. But it still exists. My offer is still good. And the rate remains the same. Scott Binsack sealed the deal. A martini. . . or two, or six. In good times and bad I should say that I was proud to have known Scott Binsack.

Putin’s In Da House!

Tom Foolery

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For Whosoever Needs It

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New Jersey “user fee” = a tax tap water plan

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 9:14pm

 

Just when we thought Democrats couldn’t get any dumber, they top their list with another no brainer. There is now a New Jersey state senator who is pushing new legislation that would levy a tax on tap water in an effort to fix the state’s aging pipes.That’s all Democrats know how to do – tax and spend.This is the brainstorm of Democrat Senator Bob Smith, who has suggested adding a “user fee on water consumption and water diversion” in his proposed legislation. This is how it breaks down. The tax would add 10 cents for every 1,000 gallons of water used in a home, which would amount to an increase of approximately $32 per year to the “average” water bill.

Much of New Jersey’s drinking water infrastructure has aged past its useful life and is in dire need of repair and replacement. Smith said that’s a huge problem for everyone’s health.

If Smith’s plan passes, he said it would bring in about $150 million per year. But it’s expected to face opposition.

And earlier this year, Governor “Moonbeam” Jerry Brown of California asked the state legislature to consider enacting a tax on drinking water to fix polluted water and other water infrastructure. The average person would see an increase of just over $11 to the water bill, according to estimates.

They would have enough money to fix aging pipes, if they quit spending tax dollars on illegal immigrants. This reportedly led to complaints that such a fee would make a basic necessity harder to afford.

Already 13 states tax residential water utilities through general sales tax: Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Tennessee and Vermont.

And Washington state has a tax on bottled water.

But as of this moment, Smith’s bill it hasn’t yet made its way through committees in either the state Assembly or Senate.

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Putin’s In Da House!

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 12:11pm

Putin’s In Da House! Trump is the HomeBoy. America is the wife. Putin is the girlfriend. Now get this. You meet the girlfriend in Helsinki. Come out and tell the world the wife is a slut, and you’ve always loved the girlfriend Then, top it off by bringing the girlfriend to YOUR house for the weekend. Last night I studied Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. He had a unique way of using visualizations to explain complex issues. Prime example was the man standing at a train station as a lady zips by on a train. He proved that the lady’s time perception was different from the man’s. Well, we’re the lady on the train folks.

Trump is a task master real estate broker. I was in real estate for a while. Funeral Directors have special procedures for Real Estate Brokers. When they die you can’t just bury them in the traditional fashion. They’re so crooked you have to drive a stick through their ears and screw them in the ground.

Now, I’m a “Trumpet!” I voted for him, laugh out loud when they pitch Mexicans over the border, and love the First Lady. But I never said Donald Trump was a consummate politician or Jesus Christ. Real Estate Brokers don’t get that rich unless they steal. Write that down, there’ll be a quiz later. Sell someone’s house, steal the money. It’s called a “closing statement!” Lawyers ain’t much better.

For the record Obama, Hillary, and most, if not all the senate and the house are just as crooked. Else, they’d get jobs. We NEEDED someone crookeder than them to make America great again. Nobody likes to take Castor Oil, so get a roll of toilet paper and listen up.

Trump is indeed making us eat a big ol’ Putin sandwich. Don’t you wanna know why? Because Obama and Hillary have been operating that Subway for years. Bubba Bill was just the replacement for Jared Fogle. Trump is just smearing it in our faces. Putin runs a broke-ass third world country. That’s a fact. So does Queen Elizabeth, and Angela Merkel. Don’t let all the pomp and circumstance fool you. Trump is right! They’ve been sucking America’s breast for years. At least Hitler bought his own bullets. CJ Grisham of Open Carry Texas has a saying: The best way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun! Trump is an improvement on that theory. The best way to stop a crooked politician is a crookeder politician. Better yet. Not a politician at all. A Real Estate Broker who grabs ‘em by the . . . well, you know.

America’s train has been off the rails so long that it’s gonna take a full minute to get it to arrive on time again. Trump has so discombobulated American politics that none of the polls can predict what happens next. New entries into the race are discovering that distancing themselves from incumbents is a big plus. Got a freaking communist elected in New York. Pedophiles are running for the school board. Well, actually they’ve always been there. That’s Trump’s legacy. While Obama is giving speeches to Zulus in his home town, Hillary hurries to move bodies, and the Justice Department tries to outdo local sheriffs in law enforcement, America is waking up. Meanwhile, Putin’s in da house. Give that Commie a Big Boy!

 

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Shifting the Supreme Court Decidedly to the Right

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 6:17pm

“He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court…” – Article II Sec.2 of the U.S. Constitution

Last Monday night President Donald Trump nominated “originalist” Brett Michael Kavanaugh to fill the seat on the Supreme Court after Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement after having served 30 years on the bench.

Now having the chance to shift the High Court decidedly to the right for many generations to come no matter which political party holds the presidency in the intervening years, it’s important to remember that it is the Senate alone who will approve or disapprove Trump’s newest nominee. And while our side was able to get Neil Gorsuch approved thanks to some crossover Democrats, the question is can we do it again what with undeniable partisan politics seeming to have overtaken not only common sense but moral sense and decency as well.

And with moral sense and decency surely not being the calling the card of the left, it really came as no surprise when Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s top deputy, Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin, said on ‘Meet the Press’ the weekend before President Trump even announced his nominee that Senate Democrats need to put “party” over their constitutes wishes when the vote for whomever is taken. In other words, Durban said Democrats should prioritize partisan opposition over their own re-election considerations. And this was immediately followed up with House Minority Leader Nancy Polosi sending out a fundraising letter saying she will “avenge” Barack Obama by opposing “Mr. Trump’s” then unannounced nominee “if it’s the last thing I do.”

Avenge Obama for what…he served two terms as president per the time limits set by the Constitution… he nominated and got his people appointed to the Supreme Court…so what is she really avenging but Hillary Clinton’s loss thus proving herself to be but an aged snowflake still in need of a therapy puppy and bubbles…albeit this aged snowflake is an elected official of the most politically dangerous kind because her very words convey as truth what some of us have suspected all along…that Hillary Clinton was indeed to be Barack Hussein Obama’s third term in office.

And with that third term surely would have come even more activist judges appointed to both the lower and the higher courts…hard to the left activist judges who would relish in legislating from the bench and who slowly but surely would be working hard to remove the ‘as-written’ Constitution…the very law of our land…by changing and amending it to such an extreme degree that it would have absolutely no relevancy at all in their eventually legislated socialist utopia.

No longer relevant is truly what the Democrats want the Constitution to be for the simple fact is that with the decades long liberal leaning court now shifting hard to the right the Democrats simply cannot digest let alone accept both the economic and the political shocks they on the left received with the election of Donald J. Trump as America’s 45th president.

So with the wise old adage that “elections do have consequences” not being the adage the Democrats wanted to hear but instead being the reality they must now face, the age of liberalism on the Supreme Court has now come to a rightful end for it’s liberalism that is America’s greatest enemy from within…with said liberalism having been adjudicated from the bench.

And while the Supreme Count’s job is solely to interpret the law as laid down in the Constitution, unfortunately time itself has shown that what a justice holds as his or her personal ideology and politics does more times than not sway said justice’s vote. And in today’s political climate of the left hating any and everything Donald Trump, the overt political ideology and now agenda of some justices has proven to be a very dangerous thing indeed.

Take for instance the Supreme Court’s recent 5-to-4 vote to uphold President Trump’s temporary travel ban. In their decision the court’s five conservative justices rightfully stated that Trump’s power as president to secure our country’s borders “had been delegated by Congress over decades of immigration lawmaking”…which in fact it has always been…and that said delegation was not being undermined by what was then-candidate Trump’s “incendiary statements” concerning the dangers he claimed muslims posed to our country…which was the basis for the liberal justices ruling against the travel ban.

In fact, during oral arguments before the bench, Obama appointee Justice Elena Kagan personally tired to “swing” now retiring Justice Kennedy to vote against Trump’s now for the third time amended travel ban by depicting the case as a “watershed moment” in the High Court’s jurisprudence about bias by laying out the possibilities of ‘what if’ an overtly anti-Semitic person became president and banned all immigration from Israel. Ignoring the fact that ‘what ifs’ are not now nor have they ever been constitutional law…and really why pick Jews who have contributed much to the fabric of our American society when she could have picked any number of minority groups…saw Kagan in her argument trying to play what in reality was the Obama anti-Israel, anti-Jew card…perhaps even allowing a glimpse into her own possible anti-Semetic and anti-Israel bias to show through.

Talk about an activist judge of the first degree.

Thankfully though this ‘what if’ scenario backfired on her leaving Chief Justice John Roberts to write for the majority that President Trump had “ample statutory authority to make national security judgments in the realm of immigration.”

So one can see by Justice Kagan’s actions that having activist justices sitting on the Supreme Court… activist justices who have actually broken their promise of “fidelity to the law”…affects each and every American to some degree and is more dangerous than most people think for it reeks not of what should be “judicial restraint” but of a justice’s partisan desire to both strike down either an existing law or applying his or her own policy preferences to, as per legal expert Hans A. von Spakovsky,* “uphold a statute or other government action that the Constitution clearly forbids.” And this includes their writing their own political leanings into their legal decisions instead of applying the Constitution impartially according to its original meaning based upon its “plain text.”

In fact, the great conservative Justice Antonin Scalia…a true “originalist”…stated time and again that “the text of the law speaks for itself”…something that all Supreme Court justices need to not only take to heart but to apply in all their decisions made.

“I do not ask about a nominee’s personal opinions…what matters is not a judge’s political views but whether they can set aside those views to do what the law and the constitution require.” So said President Trump when queried if he would ask his possible Supreme Court nominees their personal opinion on abortion.

And that brings us back to now Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and to what the Democrats consider the most critical issue of the day…their fear that the High Court with Kavanaugh sitting on the bench would surely overturn Roe v. Wade…the highly contentious 1973 law making a women’s right to choose legal…making abortion legal…in these United States.

And with Democrats ignorant to the fact that abortion is but only one of many critical issues facing our nation today, I personally do not think Roe v. Wade would be overturned…. amended maybe but not overturned…for the simple fact is that it’s a settled opinion with precedent already having been set. And while a lot of conservatives would like to see it overturned based upon their religious beliefs alone, only Justice Clarence Thomas has publicly stated that he would like to see v. Wade overturned.

In fact, Judge Kavanaugh, a true “originalist” in the mold of Antonin Scalia, himself has stated that he would not vote to overturn Roe v. Wade based upon precedent already being set.

But now some key Democrats are saying that while Kavanaugh was serving as a D.C. Circuit Court judge he had to honor the precedent of the Supreme Court, but that as a sitting High Court justice he actually would not have to. However, during his 2006 confirmation hearing to said Circuit Court, Kavanough clearly stated that, “if confirmed to the D.C. Circuit, I would follow Roe v. Wade faithfully and fully,” and no words that he has spoken or written concerning Roe v. Wade since then has proved otherwise making the Democrats fear of his flipping nothing but a Justice Kagan previously stated ‘what if’ scenario with ‘what ifs’ being mere conjecture not fact.

And besides going against widespread public opinion about abortion is not something that any sitting justice is likely to do…and you can see where Americans stand by the numbers regarding abortion in my recent article On Abortion…because sitting justices truly are leery to overturn settled precedent and disrupting public expectations especially when doing so might imperil the legitimacy of the Supreme Court.

So what do Democrats fear most regarding a Kavanaugh appointment besides his possibly changing his stance on Roe v. Wade…his past record voting record, his possible future voting record, and especially his opinions written coming back to haunt them.

Remember, while on the appeals court Kavanaugh voted to strike down environmental regulations and said he would have overturned internet regulations issued while Barack Obama was president. Kavanaugh also dissented a ruling that let an undocumented immigrant teenager get an abortion while in federal custody. And Democrats now fear that Kavanaugh would vote to rescind the protection of pre-existing conditions under ObamaCare, which the Trump administration is no longer defending in a lawsuit launched by GOP attorneys general. And they especially fear Kavanaugh’s past opinions on whether a sitting president can be indicted in a criminal investigation and how that would impact Mueller’s ongoing Trump/Russia collusion what amounts to a ‘witch hunt’ investigation. Translation: Kavanaugh might vote to throw Mueller’s entire investigation out if it ever reached the Supreme Court.

“If confirmed by the Senate, I will keep an open mind in every case,” were Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s words last Monday night adding that he would follow the Constitutional rule of law “and precedent.”

So where do we stand right now as we anxiously await the nomination hearings…Democrats will surely try to put Kavanaugh, a supporter of broad presidential powers, on the spot regarding how he would vote on upcoming future cases like of course Roe v. Wade, the always hovering ObamaCare, and would he side with what the Democrats call corporate interests against the working people. And we also need to see how three Democratic Senators…Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota…all of whom voted to confirm Neil Gorsuch and who are all running in difficult reelection campaigns in red states…will vote.

And with Schumer’s goal being to keep his party in partisan lock-step line it surely will be fun to watch the Democrats squirm as the High Court shifts decidedly to the right for decades to come for Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed when all is said and done leaving the Democrats to cry that their dream of a legislated from the bench socialist utopia is forever relegated to the trash heap where it always belonged.

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

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* Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative and Senior Legal Fellow at the Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies
Copyright @ 2018 Diane Sori / The Patriot Factor / All Rights Reserved.

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For more political commentary please visit my RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS partner Craig Andresen’s blog The National Patriot to read his latest article Kavanaugh…Because Elections Have Consequences.

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The Meaning of The Book of Revelation

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 6:14pm

A twisted mess of conflicting desires.  We want what we want until we get it than we wonder why we wanted it to begin with.  So often the wanting is much more fulfilling than the getting because the having is always transitory and the losing is inevitable.

Does that about sum up your experience in the world?  It does mine until I met Jesus and committed my life to Him.  The answer never quite fit the question.  Or was it that the question never quite fit the answer.  Either way I always ended up half way home half of the time standing on a cold corner waiting to die alone.

I was always asking, “What’s it all about?”  Everything seemed so senseless.  You work hard all your life and then you die with no U-Haul behind the hearse and no pockets in the shroud.  As they used to say in the old neighborhood, “Life’s a bitch and then you die.”

Once I gave my life to Jesus things changed.  Hope was birthed in my life and joy filled my heart.  Along the way I found two things that didn’t fit the mold of the having not fulfilling the expectation of the wanting.  Giving my life to Jesus has proven to be much more than I ever could have expected.  And the gift of my wife and the life we have together in Christ grows deeper each day and is better than I ever dreamed possible.

But as to the “What’s it all about?” question God did not leave us without an answer.  Many seek it in the Book of Revelation.  I have found it there and I want to share it with all who can receive it.

In the Sci-Fi classic “A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” the mice ask the ultimate question, “What is the meaning to life, the universe, and everything?”  Although an enormous supercomputer named Deep Thought over a period of 7.5 million years eventually comes up with the answer, “42” it somehow leaves everyone a bit unsatisfied.

In real life there is an answer to this ultimate question.  His name is Jesus.

It is only through my hope in Him that I can walk through this hopeless world.  It is only through my joy in Him that I can face the sorrow of knowing that everything in this world that isn’t in Him is meaningless.  Life in this world is a race around a circle looking for a point.  You’re young forever until you’re old.  Almost everyone says, “If I would have known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself” but few ever do even after they know this truth. The young disregard the old and the old disrespect the young.  One hand washes another yet neither hand is ever clean.

The religions of this world seek to make us gods.  The religion of God seeks to make us Gods’.  We cannot possess that which we do not have and that which does not have us seeks to possess us.  We enter this world lost and God wants us to find Him so that we can find ourselves in Him.  What is the sound of one hand clapping?  It is the sound of fingers slapping the heel of our hand.  What is the answer to the unanswerable question?  It’s found in my exegesis of the entire book of Revelation in one sentence.

Jesus is God, God wins in the end, and no matter how bad it gets we should pray, “Even so come Lord Jesus.”

There you go.  That’s it.  In other words, “Know Jesus and know peace or, no Jesus and no peace.  Every one of us gets to choose for ourselves and in the perfect economy of God through His perfect justice each of us gets what we choose.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com  © 2018 Contact Dr. Owens [email protected]   Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens or visit Dr. Owens Amazon Page / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

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Peter Strzok…The Epitome of Arrogance and Bias

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 6:09pm

He lied, he smirked, and he smugly testified about certain “off the cuff” texts he doesn’t remember writing but still explained what the texts meant. He denied that his personal anti-Trump bias affected his work because he said the texts were sent out of his “deep sense of patriotism” and nothing else.

And so F.B.I. Counter-Intelligence Agent Peter Strzok, who publicly testified last Thursday before the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees, tried to paint himself as the victim of a vast Republican conspiracy that claimed his personal bias and texts against then-candidate Donald Trump affected how he did his job in regards to his involvement in both the F.B.I.’s Hillary Clinton email investigation and Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible Russian collusion and election tampering. Going so far as to say that the hearing itself was but a rehash of Hillary’s emails and yet “another victory notch” for Vladimir Putin, Strzok insisted that his text messages regarding Hillary and Trump were nothing but “standard political opinions” that he was entitled to hold under the First Amendment. And he did so while insisting that his promise to former F.B.I. lawyer Lisa Page…whom he was having an affair with…that “we’ll find a way to stop Mr. Trump” did not mean he was biased in his approach to his job.

And we say that is simply not so for not only did he clearly show bias but more importantly his words exposed one Mr. Peter Strzok for who he really is…Obama’s ‘deep state’ operative planted within the F.B.I. itself. And how did we come to this conclusion…by putting the pieces of the puzzle together so that when fully assembled a vastly different picture of Strzok emerged then just the arrogant individual who tried to downplay the seriousness of this hearing, but who in that arrogance proved himself to be the one who at the very least helped or who actually orchestrated this entire sorted mess.

Let’s start putting the puzzle together with the one question that never has been asked let alone answered…how did Peter Strzok ever become part of either James Comey’s email investigative team or Robert Mueller’s supposedly unbiased and supposedly nonpartisan investigation into supposed Russian collusion when it had been known for years how Strzok felt about both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, after all he texted back then as much if not more so than Trump does now.

The answer to that critical question is that for the most part Robert Mueller’s investigators were and still remain Democrat party loyalists and donors to both Hillary Clinton and Barack HUSSEIN Obama with non-partisanship never being a pre-requisite for being on his team. And the same surely goes for those James Comey handpicked to investigate Hillary’s emails. In fact, party partisanship seems to have been the one critical thing both Comey and Mueller demanded of all those on their teams as everything that had been so carefully planned and very calculatingly crafted to make sure Obama via Hillary Clinton got his third term in office, needed folks willing to cover up both investigations and to made it to look like Trump was guilty of collusion on the outside chance he won the election.

And Peter Strzok in his unabashed hatred of Donald Trump and love for Hillary Clinton fit both bills to a tee.

But the thing is Robert Mueller…a man who himself was not and is not impartial no matter the R next to his name…no matter that he in a ‘too little-too late’ move did in 2017 remove Strzok from his investigative team when he found out about the texts…and James Comey…a Rino Obama puppet-on-a-string…were never the ones calling the shots…Peter Strzok was and still is and certain of his text messages prove just that.

But first Robert Mueller and James Comey. In Mueller’s case, if this man had been truly impartial and if he was truly dedicated to ascertaining the truth about supposed Trump/Russian collusion and not just focusing on the appearance of integrity, he would have disbanded his team and called for the investigation to be closed when back in March, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee announced that their in-depth investigation had found no evidence whatsoever of collusion between Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia’s wanting to sway the 2016 election. Yet Mueller’s investigation continued on with the grand climax reached last Friday night, when on the eve of the Trump/Putin Helsinki Summit, Mueller’s flunkie Rod Rosenstein…whom the House Republicans now want impeached…announced that 12 Russians were being indicted for hacking not into Trump’s campaign computers but those of the DNC…unsecured DNC computers in fact…computers the DNC had never even turned over to the F.B.I…how convenient yet questionable is that.

Talk about timing…talk about a diversion to deflect us away from Peter Strzok’s public testimony completed literally mere hours before…for suddenly now just as the all-important meeting between the leaders of the world’s two superpowers is to take place, the Mueller investigation is completed, the Russians are guilty, the Democrats demand the summit be called off, and Hillary Clinton is now trying to set the stage for her third presidential run.

Such orchestrated theatrics even a blind man could see as this reeks of nothing but desperation and a need to hide secrets hidden within the F.B.I. that as we suspected reach all the way back to the Obama White House.

And those secrets lead back to then-F.B.I. Director James Comey’s investigation into Hillary’s emails and raise serious questions about the F.B.I.’s integrity during this period, including their handling of a proven to be manufactured dossier and an intended scenario where Hillary is to be the aggrieved one instead of the guilty party that she was.

Comey already knew there was evidence of collusion not between Trump and Russia but between senior bureau officials and Hillary when he was told to change the wording of the F.B.I.’s findings from Hillary being guilty of “gross negligence”…a serious chargeable offense…to being just “extremely careless” regarding the emails sent from her unsecured private email server. But the thing is it was not James Comey who actually physically changed the wording of the report…it was changed by Peter Strzok and done so on his F.B.I. computer.

Secrets indeed for what appears on the surface is not always the case for James Comey…the very man who exonerated Hillary even before interviewing her…was but collateral damage easily thrown away with Loretta Lynch just the courier of the much needed offense change. And Rod Rosenstein was actually Comey’s handler not the other way around with Peter Strzok being and remaining the ‘deep state’ direct conduit to Obama and who on Obama’s directions actually on the surface was the one calling all the shots. And Strzok knew well that if he was caught Obama would make sure he would walk away with but a slap on the wrist if even that.

And while you will say this is just supposition on our part, we say it was Peter Strzok and his unabashed arrogance…an arrogance rivaling that of Obama….who gave it all away with his back and forth text messages to Lisa Page.

“[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!” Lisa Page texted Strzok.

“No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it,” was Peter Strzok’s reply…leaving one to wonder just who “we” is and how exactly did “we” intend to “stop” Trump from becoming president.

“We” is a term used to encompass others besides oneself and “we” also alludes to someone being the leader of “we.” And with Strzok’s arrogance and self-assured smugness a sure sign of someone trusted to be in command it can safely be assumed that he was the front-man of that texted “we.” But while Strzok was the front-man what with his job being to make sure Hillary became Obama’s third term in office, this means both Obama and Hillary were surely part of that “we” with James Comey thrown in for good measure. And why so…a weak and easily manipulated man was needed to assure that Hillary was found not guilty of “gross negligence,” and with the always hovering threat of sudden “suicide” always hanging over one’s head when one gets involved with the Clinton’s, Comey fit that description to a tee.

As for Obama and Hillary being part of the “we”…it is a fact that when someone has both the most to gain as well as the most to lose that someone will do everything in their power to assure themselves the win. Losing is not an option for losing can have serious consequences, and losing the White House was a consequence both Obama and Hillary had to avoid at all costs so as not to upset their respective handlers and so on up the chain of the oh so dubious command…or should we say cabal.

So while we’ve laid out the “we” aspect of Strzok’s inflammatory text what about the word “stop”…a word just as inflammatory and maybe even more so for “stop” usually means put an end to something.

Could “stop” simply have meant “stop” Trump at the ballot box, something Peter Strzok would like us to believe and something we hope would be the case or could it have meant “stop” as in Vince Foster, James McDougal, Mary Mahoney, Seth Rich, and so many others…for when anything Clinton is involved one just never knows. It’s an unanswerable question at this point in time but a question that simply cannot be dismissed for when hate and the quest for power are the driving forces of one’s actions no scenario should be taken off the table.

So how did Strzok’s testimony play out with both Republicans and Democrats?

Republicans hit Strzok hard demanding answers they knew they would not get from a man obviously on a divert and deflect everything back to Trump mission, while Democrats were lined up in lockstep to applaud and defend this “renegade F.B.I. agent” whom the agency itself now seems ready to distance themselves from.

Taking no nonsense from obviously scripted Peter Strzok whose pat answer to the questions he did not want to answer always being, “I understand your question and would like to answer. As you know, the counsel of the FBI have directed me not to answer any questions about any questions about ongoing investigations,” now saw House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy nailing Strzok on his “self-serving definition of bias,” the very word he had trouble defining during his previous deposition behind closed doors. Saying that Strzok had Clinton winning the White House even before the election took place, Gowdy added that once Trump won and Mueller was tasked with an investigation that never should have been, “Agent Strzok had Donald Trump impeached before he even started investigating him. That is bias. Agent Strzok may not see it but the rest of the country does, and it is not what we want, expect or deserve from any law enforcement officer much less the FBI.”

And bias is the crux of the matter for without bias there would have been none of our hard-earned taxpayer dollars wasted on a cast of characters we already knew were corrupted to their very core.

And then there was House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.) who actually read off some of Strzok’s biased text messages sent to Lisa Page.

“To my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, please replace President Trump’s name with your own name in a small sample of things Mr. Strzok has said,” Goodlatte said. “Envision how you would feel if you found out that the chief agent investigating you as a Member of Congress was making these comments: ‘F Trump,’ ‘Trump is a disaster,’ ‘Just went to a southern Virginia Walmart. I could SMELL the Trump support’ — or, perhaps most alarmingly and revealingly, ‘We’ll stop it’ — referring directly to Mr. Trump’s candidacy for President.”

If that’s not bias we don’t know what is…and we’ll go into more detail on bias in a bit.

And the Democrats response…the one that stands out in our minds the most is how Rep. Steve Cohen (TN.) had the audacity to tell Peter Strzok that he deserved a Purple Heart for sitting through a public hearing that was “an attack on you and a way to attack [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller and the investigation that is to get at Russian collusion involved in our elections, which is what this committee should be looking at.” Amazing isn’t it.

And to Rep. Cohen we say this never was an investigation into Russian collusion, it was and remains a hearing regarding bias, lies, and cover-ups being perpetrated by one Peter Strzok who still is trying to make an innocent man…Donald J. Trump…the guilty party in an election your side lost. And might we add how dare you defame our troops and veterans by equating the giving of the Purple Heart to this scum when the Purple Heart is given solely to whom while wearing our nation’s uniform gets injured or killed during times of war.

It’s sad just how low the Democrats will sink when therapy puppies and bottles of bubbles are simply not enough to soothe their bruised egos.

And while the congressional hearings last week featuring Strozk failed to reveal any information we didn’t already know, it did succeed in shining the light of truth in the court of public opinion on Strzok and the ‘suits’ at the F.B.I. Whether or not the IG found bias on the part of Comey or McCabe, he did find bias in Strzok regardless of how much Strzok protested in that ten-hour hearing. That bias was two-fold…bias against Donald Trump and bias in favor of Hillary Clinton.

According to Strzok, as per his under oath sworn testimony, “I did not think that bias was expressed in those text messages.” According to the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General report however, Strzok’s texts were evidence of a “biased state of mind.”

It is hard if not impossible for anyone with even the most basic amount of common sense to believe that Strzok, showing such a deep desire to see Hillary win and stop Trump…as evidenced by his own texts…could keep it personal without allowing it to directly affect his work in both investigations.

Nobody who was going at those investigations with the open mind Strozk claimed he had during his sworn testimony last week would have written a text stating his “concern” that there wasn’t any “there, there” with regard to collusion between Trump and the Russians. An open-minded individual, one without bias, would have said if there’s no “there, there,” Trump didn’t do it and the case should be closed…but Strzok texted that he was very “concerned” there was no “there, there.” Concerned, as in if there wasn’t any “there, there,” they couldn’t stop Trump…couldn’t impeach Trump…couldn’t nail Trump…and Hillary could possibly lose the election.

Again, according to the official IG report, with regard to the aforementioned “…we’ll stop it” text, “It is not only indicative of a biased state of mind but, even more seriously, implies a willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate’s electoral prospects. Strzok’s decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on the midyear-related investigative lead discovered on the [Anthony] Weiner laptop in October 2016, these text messages led us to conclude that we did not have confidence that Strzok’s decision was free from bias.”

Allow us to be clear here, Strzok’s clear bias was exactly what the F.B.I. ‘suits’ Comey and McCabe relied upon in both those investigations…it is exactly what Hillary and her team, including the DNC, relied upon and perhaps even more precisely it was what Obama relied upon as an “insurance policy” if you will, yet but another direct reference to yet another of Strzok’s texts, in order to secure what we previously stated would have been his third term using Hillary as a figurehead.

During his testimony last week Strzok stated, “Let me be clear, unequivocally and under oath: not once in my 26 years of defending my nation did my personal opinions impact any official action I took.” Trey Gowdy had no trouble seeing through the flimsy facade and stated that Strzok had a “self-serving definition of bias.”

The bias displayed either overtly by Peter Strzok, or covertly by F.B.I. ‘suits’ Comey and McCabe along with the smirking, arrogant testimony provided by Strzok last week in that congressional hearing have now become the public persona of the FBI thanks to Obama and Hillary and has resulted in the American public having as little trust in the Bureau as we do in the IRS.

The last thing America wants or needs is a sense of distrust in the nation’s top law enforcement agency, the F.B.I. but thanks to the main players…Obama, Hillary, Comey, McCabe, Page, and especially Strzok…that is exactly what we now have.

At this point, we must differentiate between the F.B.I.’s ‘boots’ and ‘suits.’ While the ‘boots’ on the ground for the F.B.I. are not to be blamed in all of this, it is exactly those everyday agents of the Bureau who will ultimately pay the price for what the Bureau’s ‘suits’ have done.

Like it or not the faces of the F.B.I. are now Strzok, his lover Lisa Page, and the former top two ‘suits’ Comey and McCabe, but worse yet than just being the now publicly disgraced and most recognizable names and faces of the F.B.I., those four are what the public now views as the standard.

Obama led this now public perception of the F.B.I. by orchestrating the use of our nation’s primary law enforcement agency as a political weapon to be used not only in the attempted smear of then candidate and now President Donald Trump, but also for the purpose of covering up Hillary’s own malfeasance.

Hillary’s role on the public perception downfall of the F.B.I. is equally as deep and troubling as she and her campaign along with the DNC provided a major part of the financing for the now completely discredited Steele dossier that manufactured dirt against Trump and was used to illegally garner FISA warrants.

Comey, although a useful puppet, also kept the manufacturing of the Steele dossier going by using F.B.I. resources to continue financing it even though he had no way of vetting whether or not any of the material contained within it was credible…which it wasn’t.

McCabe knew exactly what was going on regarding the manufactured dossier, as well as knowing the true purpose of both going after Trump with it and the slow walking of evidence against Hillary Clinton. After all, it was primarily McCabe who kept Obama up to speed as the duel campaigns of smears against Trump and the covering up on Hillary’s behalf went along.

Lisa Page was the F.B.I. attorney whose job could well have been to safeguard both ends of the “elect Hillary at any cost” covert operation against being discovered, or if it was discovered, to bury any strings that could be pulled in legalities. Make no mistake, she was just as in on it as were the others.

That leaves us with Peter Strzok, the one we call the “evil genius” of the operation. Obama knew and most likely related to McCabe and Comey that the F.B.I. would need a point person for the operations…smearing Trump via an official F.B.I. investigation so as to ruin him in the court of public opinion leading up to the 2016 election, and a point man to slow walk any elements of the investigation into Hillary such as the Weiner laptop issue, and exonerate Hillary ahead of the election even if the investigation was still ongoing.

They needed someone brash, arrogant, dedicated to Hillary and just as dedicated against Trump, and someone who would no doubt see such an opportunity as a big step from being a ‘boot’ to becoming a ‘suit.’

Strzok’s arrogance, combined with his ambition became not only his downfall, but the F.B.I.’s downfall as well. Strzok’s texts between himself and Page were arrogant, vile, vulgar and showed an overwhelming bias not only on his part, but on the part of the F.B.I. ‘suits’ who engineered the entire weaponization of the Bureau against a presidential candidate and then against a sitting U.S. President.

With Comey and McCabe now gone from the F.B.I. and with both Lisa Page and Strzok now investigative targets themselves, it has fallen to Robert Mueller to try and keep the covert operation alive through the still ongoing investigation into non-existent collusion between now President Trump and the Russians.

Stopping Trump…that was Strzok’s goal, as per his text to Lisa Page…because that was the goal of the ‘suits’ at the FBI…Comey and McCabe as directed by Hillary and Obama…to stop Trump, and if he…Peter Strzok could be the one to stop Trump, and oversee the exoneration of Hillary…from ‘boot’ to ‘suit’ he would go in a flash.

At one point Strzok texted his lover Lisa Page that he was, “concerned” that there was no “there, there” with regard to the manufactured Trump/Russian collusion investigation. Strzok’s “concern” was without a “there, there,” he wouldn’t become the suit his ambition and arrogance had led him to believe was his destiny.

Rightly or wrongly the perception of the F.B.I. is no longer that of being above reproach, but now beneath contempt and Strzok’s arrogance in last week’s hearing did even more harm than his texts. Liberals in that hearing also made things worse…not only for the F.B.I. but for themselves by defending Strzok and attempting to turn him into some sort of a hero worthy of a Purple Heart, and in defending Strzok, liberals were, by proxy, defending the ‘suits’ at the F.B.I.

At the heart of the now damaged reputation of the F.B.I. is Obama and Hillary who weaponized our nation’s top law enforcement agency just as Obama had weaponized the IRS…both being utilized as political weapons.

The ultimate irony might well be that to cook up a fictitious story of collusion between then-candidate and now President Trump and the Russians, Obama had to turn the F.B.I. into his and Hillary’s version of the KGB.

Sadly, aside from a few firings, and we believe that Peter Strzok will be fired from the F.B.I. shortly, the rest of the usual suspects will get away with undermining what was once the most trusted law enforcement agency in the United States, as congressional Republicans simply do not have the guts to do what’s right.

It will take decades to reestablish the factor of trust lost to the political weaponizing of the F.B.I., and we suspect that what we know now of the situation may well be just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. This goes well beyond the swamp and is deeply rooted on deep state tactics, meaning there could well be much more to it with many more operatives involved than we know of at this point.

The puzzle pieces have now all been assembled and the picture as you can see is not a pretty one with liberals claiming as their heroes those who have so tarnished our nation’s belief that the law would be evenly applied with their sneering, smirking, astoundingly arrogant and disdainful, vile and vulgar disrespect of not only our President but of those who believe America can and will be great again.

Their attitudes and actions will serve our conservative cause well in upcoming elections as we will surely neither forget nor forgive.

By: Diane Sori and Craig Andresen / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

Copyright © 2018 Diane Sori and Craig Andresen / Right Side Patriots / Investigative Reports / All rights reserved.

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Tom Foolery

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 3:28pm

To Think Russia Is Not Indulging In Some Tom Foolery Is Tom Foolery In And Of Itself

Nations do that. No country worth it’s salt tip toes through the tulips like a gay rights parade. Though the story is always squashed, Israel regularly spies on the United States, to make sure we’re not shorting them on foreign aid I guess.

It’s a little harder for China. They all look alike. And you have to spy on them from space, peering through all the pollution. I’m particularly entertained by the way when Russia is caught with its pants down they always throw a chick under the bus. Get it? Pants down, chick? I digress. . I mean is ALL the dudes got away, but poor little Maria Butina got pinched while packing her step-ins! And where was she going? SOUTH DAKOTA or someplace like that! What the hell’s going on in South Dakota? Moscow’s the other way.

I do feel a lot better about myself. I’ve always considered myself a creepy old man who would fall for any pretty smile, but politicians? In charge of AMERICA! The epitome of integrity. That is until a little sin steps onto the scene in jeans with a fifth of vodka. Then it’s Katie bar the door. And don’t go too far Katie because after I’m through with Natasha here, you’re next!

Maria, the master spy had been on the FBI radar for a full minute, and that doesn’t surprise me. Amazing how just when Trump sits down with Putin they suddenly decide to pick her up. Just like when Mueller saw his pink slip coming he suddenly indicted twelve Ruskies he’d been studying for years. If so called law enforcement acted like this back in the day Bonnie and Clyde would have lived out their lives on book residuals.

And Trump has been swimming in the swamp long enough now to get a little gator crap in his hair. Couldn’t it be could? ”I misspoke?” When you stand up in front of the cameras and declare your faith in a KGB Colonel over. . . WAIT! I almost misspoke. I almost put our intelligence services on a par with professionals in Russia. Whew! Close call.

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Maxine waters tells her supporters to beware of “possible” armed protests against her

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:35pm
The dingbat speaks again. It was okay in her mind, when she told people to harass Trump supporters, and members of his cabinet, but when the tables are turned, it’s a different story. Today she warned her supporters that there was a call for ongoing demonstrations outside her office in Los Angeles, from what she called an “extremist” group. But to Maxine Waters, anyone who dares to challenge the Democrat agenda, are extremists.

She says she was warned that the group, the Oath Keepers were planning protests in cities across the country. She describes the Oath Keepers as “an anti-government militia”.

She warned her supporters against being “baited” into counter-demonstrations or confrontations with the organization, which she said has a track record of “violent and provocative behavior.” I think she has it backwards, it’s the left wing nuts, who are violent. We haven’t heard of the Oath Keepers attacking anyone yet, have we?

She urged supporters to avoid protesting on the same date and time as protests planned by the Oath Keepers.

She further added that the Oath Keepers are race baiters, and enjoy creating an explosive conflict in our communities. The group is known to protest in military-style clothing while carrying various assault weapons.

But the truth is that the Oath Keepers bills itself as a non-partisan association of current and former military officers, cops and first responders. The group issued a “call to action” against Waters on Tuesday, telling members to prepare for as many as several weeks of protests in the Los Angeles area. The Oath Keepers are also inviting other patriotic groups to join them.

Waters loves stirring the pot and causing controversy, for example, when she called on her supporters to publicly confront and harass members of the Trump administration in response to the zero-tolerance immigration policy that led to the separation of families at the border.

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Cicadas, the Latest Addition to Chinese Cuisine

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:30am

Business reporter Harrison Jacobs accurately describes China as a “techno–authoritarian” state. Where the Nazis used inaccurate Phrenology and calipers to identify enemies of the state, China uses the latest in technology to constantly identify, monitor, exhort and if need be, round up recalcitrant citizens.

The government’s reach is so pervasive that the fleeting appearance of a Taiwan flag emoji is enough to crash an iPhone the first time it appears. (The second time a functionary of state security will crash the phone with a hammer.)

Dave Granlund, Minnesota

China’s “Sharp Eyes” program will to install a nationwide surveillance camera network extending from public spaces to inside businesses and even private homes. The goal is for everyone to be on TV by 2020.

The accelerated development of facial recognition software makes the program feasible. The program’s rollout doesn’t leave much time for worries about early software bugs connected with real time surveillance of 1.4 billion people. Chinese state security is so efficient that even if the wrong man is identified, they’ll make sure he’s guilty of something.

The data produced by “Sharp Eyes” will be used to build an individual “social credit” score for every Chinese citizen. In the US a low credit score might prevent you from buying a car. In China, a low social credit score will keep you from buying a train ticket.

According to Breitbart, by using surveillance cameras, informers and state security the government “closely monitors the behavior of all individuals…People considered loyal, law–abiding members of the Communist Party are assigned high social credit scores, while those who violate the law…are assigned lower scores.”

By May of this year 11 million Chinese with low social credit scores had been prevented from boarding airplanes and another 4 million couldn’t get on a train. No reports as yet of low scorers being forbidden to buy shoes.

The social credit system originally documented Internet activity. Where Chinese went on the web, what they posted and even what they bought. Now the system has grown to encompass a wide range of transgressions including “jaywalking, returning library books late [or] possessing frowned–upon religious or political materials, or [exhibiting] insufficient patriotism.”

Regardless of how much this system would improve the quality of life in San Francisco and the NFL, it still sounds ominous to me. And now that China has announced a cicada infestation, the other shoe has dropped.

For those of you who don’t keep current on bugs, cicadas are noisy critters who are chained to a calendar cycle, much like comets and women. Only the insect’s cycle is once every 17 years. Cicadas make their way out of the ground in multitudes, produce an incredible amount of noise and then molt out of their current body into a completely new version, something like aging trophy wives.

My local Washington Post is so obsessed with these bugs that it almost has a cicada beat. As the time for Peak Cicada approaches one finds the paper filled with headlines like:

Are Cicada Infestations Harsher and More Frequent Due to Global Warming?

Insect Activist Is the First to Take a Selfie With a Cicada

Trump and Cicadas: Is There a Russian Connection?

Even the Style and Food sections join in the excitement: ‘Expert Suggestions for Removing Cicadas from Your Shoes’; and ‘Cicada Crunch: A Protein–Packed, Summer Casserole With No Trans–fat’.

Some claim cicadas even taste like shrimp which, if true, will come in handy, because that’s what the Chinese government wants citizens to do. The South China Morning Post reports the city of Hangzhou, located in eastern China, is under attack by cicadas and a city official is urging residents to save the trees by eating a bug.

“Sun Xiaoping, the official in charge of green spaces…[said] the best way to deal with the problem was for the local community to turn the tables on the creepy-crawlies and do some eating of their own.”

Cicadas travel in swarms that can approach 1 million bugs per acre. That’s enough insects to feed an extended Chinese family of 48 for almost a year or a North Korean family for a decade.

There’s been no talk of consumption quota, but it’s still early in the infestation. How cicada crunching will affect one’s social credit score is unknown, too. Will eating just one be enough to preserve your social credit score or will you get bonus points for sharing recipes?

Vegans may also face a Hobson’s Choice between obeying their dietary neuroses or maintaining a mass–transit level social credit score.

The fact cicadas as a whole are able to defeat predators by swarming in such large numbers may offer hope for fastidious Chinese. The trick is to enter a swarm, eat nothing, but emerge smacking their lips. Just don’t forget to face a camera.

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From The Mind of a Dumb Ole Biker From Alvin, Texas I Fear My Government

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 8:46am

From The Mind Of A Dumb Ole Biker From Alvin, Texas I Fear My Government 

President Trump and President Putin “Intelligence Agencies?”

Regarding yesterday’s meeting between President Trump and President Putin. While many of you are bashing the President for his statements on our intelligence agencies, I personally have to agree with the President because I fear my government, and here’s why.

Let’s take a look at the last 2.5 years. Where are the 33,000 emails that got deleted on Hillary’s server? Where is the information on her 10 cellular devices that got smashed? If our Intelligence community can’t turn those up, how in the world can they find anything on Russia?

Let’s look deeper, The Russian Interference was started under the Obama Administration, Bill Clinton went to Russia after Trump’s election and gave a multi million dollar speech, then the Clinton Foundation investigation got covered up and The Uranium one investigation got covered up. Everything’s a cover-up. Let’s not forget Benghazi and it was a video that caused the raid on our Embassy.

We all know the NSA has been tracking and recording everything we have ever done since GW Bush, and the Patriot Act, so if they can retrieve my emails, my cell phone records, every internet search I’ve ever done, then why in the hell are they still covering up for the Hildabeast? Where is the Information that was on her servers and cell phones?

Can you seriously say you trust our government and our intelligence agencies? We all know if you or I would have bleached our hard drives and servers, smashed our cellular devices, after they were subpoenaed by the federal government, we would have been spending the rest of our lives in prison.

Hell, under the Obama administration, I saw several veterans locked up for a short time for simply writing something on Facebook the feds didn’t like, even after they deleted their comments.

So yeah, I really do have to agree with President Trump given all the facts that have played out in the last 2.5 years.

The CIA, the FBI, Democratic Party and even some Republicans were already working to insure he didn’t get to the White House.

Many were working on getting him impeached before he was ever sworn in.

Put your thinking caps on and think for yourselves. What would your conclusion be? I personally don’t trust anyone in our government anymore with over 10 years in their positions. Everyone of them are working hard behind the scenes to insure the Swamp doesn’t get drained. I personally believe Trump needs our help to Drain the murky waters out of the Swamp. The Alligators have to go, they’re way over their limits, No tags needed to rid ourselves of the vermin who have infested our nation.

Okay I digress but, Let’s look at this another way, let’s put some facts on the table:

Elbert Lee Guillory Former Senator District 24 Louisiana and United States Naval Veteran, had this to say. (My advisors have recommended that I not write about this controversy but I owe you. I write as a military veteran and political scientist who has traveled to Ukraine, the Middle East, Helsinki, USSR to study up close.)

Fact 1. The world’s two greatest nuclear powers should be friendly. That is in the interest of the world!

Fact 2. Tonight the greatest criticisms come from two major groups:
A. Those who hate Trump and who will criticize the President for anything he does.

B. Those few in the military and intelligence communities who are wholly bought and owned by the war industries, for it is in their financial interests to have the US and Russia armed to the teeth and at each other’s throats.

As you listen to the shrill screamers, note how often they come from this corner (politicians included)!

Fact 3. The absolute truth is that the Obama administration interfered in the Ukraine elections which led to Russia’s predictable takeover of the area which holds Russia’s major naval base and sea outlet.

Fact 4. The Obama administration interfered in the election of Israel. Strong Nations do this when they feel that it is their interests to do so.

Fact 5. The alleged Russian interference occurred during the Obama administration, and we heard not a peep. Now these jerks want Trump to punch Putin in the nose and start a nuclear war with the other major nuclear force on Earth.

I’m a patriot and a believer in a powerful America. I have also witnessed the body bags filled with the fruit of American youth when fat old saber rattlers play soldier.

Trump was masterful in Helsinki. The Swamp Donkeys may scream but tonight the world is better off that these two men shook hands!

But hey, I’m Just a Dumb ole Biker from Alvin, Texas, What do I know?

Think for yourselves? It’s called the Common Sense Blog for a reason! I love my Country, I fear my Government!

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The BIGGEST Bombshell from the Russian Summit the Media Ignored

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 2:33pm
Whether you are passionate about politics or not almost all of America has heard by now that Trump and Putin recently held a meeting together in Helsinki. The meeting was held to discuss national security issues such a Syria, Nuclear threats, trade, and other various topics.

Yet out of everything discussed the leftist media in America could only focus on one thing and one thing only: The Russian collusion conspiracy.

According to leftists, because Trump has now met with Putin in person it is somehow become irrefutable proof that Trump colluded with the Russians.

But throughout all the hyperventilation going on about the meeting not one network has covered perhaps the biggest Bombshell at the Russian Summit.

Putin offered permitting officials in the U.S, including Mueller, to Russia to assist in their investigation of the supposed Trump-Russia collusion story.

Then Putin dropped his bomb where the U.S could reciprocate Russia in one of their investigations –

For instance, we can bring up Mr. Browder, in this particular case.  Business associates of Mr. Browder have earned over $1.5 billion in Russia and never paid any taxes neither in Russia or the United States and yet the money escaped the country. They were transferred to the United States. They sent [a] huge amount of money, $400,000, as a contribution to the campaign of Hillary Clinton.  Well that’s their personal case.  It might have been legal, the contribution itself but the way the money was earned was illegal.  

 So we have solid reason to believe that some [US] intelligence officers accompanied and guided these transactions.  So we have an interest in questioning them.”

Has anyone heard any more information on this tiny little detail during the summit? I know I haven’t.

So, who is this Mr. Browder that Putin referred to?

Well, according to a piece by the New York Times he is:

A London-based financier who led a global human rights crusade against the Kremlin that has resulted in sanctions being leveled against numerous Russian officials.

Mr. Browder, who co-founded Hermitage Capital Management, had risen to become the largest portfolio investor in Russia, with more than $4 billion under management as of 2005. Along the way, he ran afoul of the Kremlin by becoming a fierce critic of weak corporate governing standards.

 And In a phone interview on Monday, Mr. Browder said that Mr. Putin’s denunciation was just another sign of the Kremlin’s unhappiness with the Magnitsky Act, a 2012 law that Mr. Browder championed, in which the United States imposed sanctions against Russia.

This Magnitsky Act was to try and gain justice for Browder’s associate, Sergei L. Magnitsky, who was tortured by the Russian government as a sort of pay back against Browder’s continued criticism of Putin.

What’s interesting is the firm Fusion GPS was hired by Putin to launch a smear campaign against Magnitsky to justify him being arrested and tortured for helping Browder.

And yes, this is the same Fusion GPS who was hired by Clinton and the DNC to dig up dirt on Donald Trump, which became known as the “dossier.”

Which raises the question no one seems to be asking: Why was Hillary Clinton using an opposition research company with Putin-linked clients to dig up dirt on Donald Trump?

According to testimony by Magnitsky’s boss, Hermitage Capital Management chief executive William Browder, recently made to the Senate Judiciary Committee — Fusion GPS launched a lobbying campaign in Washington to repeal the Magnitsky Act by charging:

So far, we have learned that The Obama administration and Clintons State Department opposed the Magnitsky Act, which froze Russian visa’s, assets, and placed extreme sanctions on Russia, which infuriated Putin.

Additionally, Clinton used the same Putin linked Russian firm, Fusion GPS, and other kremlin linked officials to dig dirt on Donald Trump.

And now these leftist lunatics have the nerve to turn it around on Donald Trump calling him a blind “puppet” for Putin?

These kinds of revelations also shed light on the real reason Russian official, Natalia Veselnitskaya met with Donald Trump Jr. at the Trump Tower hotel.

She was originally there to try and lobby for Putin, offering Trump Jr. dirt on Browder to hopefully get the sanctions against Russia dropped.

And when Trump Jr. knew it wasn’t what he thought the meeting was going to be he left in a hurry.

But that’s not what we hear from the media in this country.

The context of the Trump Tower meeting don’t seem matter to the media. Just the fact the Trump Jr. met with a Russian is enough to continue the hysteria.

Here’s the bottom line: We have congressional testimony, under oath, that Clinton hired the same firm to smear Trump that Putin reportedly used to smear Magnitsky.

Moreover, we also know that the Fusion GPS dossier relied on senior Russian government officials for much of the dirt it compiled, including  a “former top level intelligence officer still active in the Kremlin.”

And the money Putin claimed was illegally taken out of Russia and given to the Clinton campaign? Well, its worth Mueller looking into and investigating if we truly care about getting to the bottom of Russian meddling.

Yet today, there is barely a peep in the mainstream media about the Clinton-Fusion-Putin connection.

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“Three Boogie Men” of Article 5: #3 – “Amendments Can’t Fix A Justice’s Reading Problem”

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 12:46pm
The 3 “Boogie Men” of the Convention Of States

There are 3 common objections thrown at COS, with obvious disregard for fact checking the supporting evidence, thus the claims appear malicious and disruptive in nature, not authentic.

But we should answer objections frankly, to expose other readers and audiences to the truth when they are deciding. Objections are GOOD, if you can destroy the Article 5 objections, and the truth can do so.

These are the 3 primary Article 5 objections:

Let me provide reasons why each of these are easy-to-fact-check, inaccurate “fake debate” in a number of ways.  There are real concerns about the use of Article 5, but the ones above are based on factual and logical fallacy.

Today we continue this Constitutional review series with the third boogie man: Amendments can’t fix a Supreme Court Justice’s reading problem.

 “Amendments can’t fix a Supreme Court Justice’s reading problem.

In this objection, the opponent says it is not possible for amendments to be made to mandate “correct reading” of what is already written plainly in the Constitution.

I get that.

How can we mandate how a judge must read plain English the way he was taught in schools?  The challenge has been there since 1791, when the government created a bank, which was not a power cited in the Constitution.   Judicial tyranny is a long-term problem, not new at all.  And I discovered the founders deliberately neglected restraining the judiciary, they considered it impossible to corrupt. I explain below.

HERE IS THE PROBLEM:

The Constitution is known for “checks and balances,” but the founders thought the Supreme Court was so weak, it needed no restraint:  In Federalist 78, Hamilton said,

“This simple view of the matter suggests several important consequences. It proves incontestably, that the judiciary is beyond comparison the weakest of the three departments of power. That it can never attack with success either of the other two; and that all possible care is requisite to enable it to defend itself against their attacks.”

So, the Supreme Court is a certain and obvious failure of constraint due to intentional under constraint at conception, which is now allowing outrageous sodomizing of the Constitution by the Justices themselves. Avarice has caused them to become drunk on power.

The founders never realized how the judiciary would tend toward avarice as time passed! This was an unforeseen problem.

It’s time to fix it now.

We have been fighting the runaway Supreme Court since the national bank was created in 1791.  After 240 years, it’s time for the good, honest, people, to restrain the runaway Supreme Court.  This is a problem for all time and for all countries.  Justices reading laws eisegetically is KNOWN to be wrong in every law school, but they claim to have the power.  That’s hogwash.  If we can’t make amendments to restrain the Supreme Court, we can’t have a government of written laws at all. Restraint can, and it must, be done.

How do you restrain radical eisegetic justices?  Put the power to stop them in the hands of other branches of government. “Empower the states” is one powerful idea.

We can propose and fix this problem with clever Amendments, which congress will never permit, only the majorities of constructionists in the majority conservative states have the intellectual honesty to fix this, and the legal authority in Article 5. Here are suggested Amendments:

  • “Countermand amendment” which allows a majority vote of 50 governors to vote to overturn a SCOTUS decision. This is a MANDATORY amendment, or something similar to allow states to constrain the lying justices appointed by the leftists specifically to read incorrectly.
  • Make “stare decisis” illegal.  Make “case precedence” illegal. RECOMMENDED.
  • Mandate ONLY up/down rulings, no remedies can be fabricated by the courts. The legislature must be required to remedy what the SCOTUS rules unconstitutional. MANDATORY.
  • All states must immediately disregard all prior SCOTUS remedies, because they are all unconstitutional law which did not pass the legislature nor has the President signed the law into the record. MANDATORY.

For more on the 240 year old issue of Judicial Tyranny, here is a good source.

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2012/06/04/thomas-jefferson-on-judicial-tyranny/

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And For Our Viewing Pleasure

Tue, 07/17/2018 - 9:24am

And For Your Viewing Pleasure PUTIN!

You just can’t leave this Trump Putin story alone. So, for your viewing pleasure! Of everything that you can say about Donald Trump the one thing you can say is he is not a simple man. Yesterday, when he shook Putin’s hand and dissed NATO, America, and mom’s apple pie, the entire world took a collective poo poo. Ever analyze Putin’s name? Putin. . . Put In,  which is exactly what the little Bolshevik tried to do to Trump yesterday.

Let’s look at the layers of this onion while I wash the sheets. First off, Russia and the United States are not allies. Only in World War II did they reluctantly accept our help. You see, there was this guy, Hitler, and he showed the gross incompetence of the entire Russian system by cleaning their plow. So, we came in from the West, they came in from the east, and as they say, the rest is history.

But Russians are Russians. The very reasons that Hitler was on them are that they are a bunch of lying, conniving, drunken slobs who hadn’t developed toilette paper. After the war, they stole almost as much land as Hitler and proceeded to ruin the economy of half of Europe. It was only after the so-called Union of Soviet Socialist Republics discombobulated that the world finally got free of Karl Marx’s little best seller.

But we still got RUSSIANS! The only difference between Putin and Stalin is Putin has toilette paper. Would he lie? Would the Pope bless a gay marriage? You betcha! He’ll lie like a Persian rug. Now I’m gonna give him credit. When he took over this Slavic cluster-screw the Russians were rationing vodka. He had to pick up the pieces and at least try to look like a country. He bought a suit.

Would Putin try to sway American elections? Yup! Can he? Nope. American elections are so screwed up even Hillary couldn’t rig them. It’s a miracle we came out with a winner at all. The much-maligned Electoral College actually saved the day. If we’d gone to popular vote we’d STILL be counting. If you don’t believe our election system is hosed just look at what we have in Congress. The Tonight Show starring CONGRESS!

In all this mess Mueller is nothing more than the piano player in a whorehouse. Indict the whole country of Russia fool! Ain’t gonna do no good. They are gonna be a no-show in court. Better send in Dog the Bounty Hunter.

Donald Trump did not collude with the Russians. The RUSSIANS can’t collude with the Russians. But, ever notice when the chips are down they always throw in a chick? Like Boris and Natasha from the old Rocky the Flying Squirrel days. And, as an added benefit, we get get to watch Al Green, Nancy Pelosi, and Maxine Waters make complete asses of themselves for our viewing pleasure.

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Obsessed With Russia? How about China?

Mon, 07/16/2018 - 9:17am

China Has Been Serving Fried Rice Communism For Years!

How is the liberal media and special council so obsessed with Russian meddling when China has been in the subversion business for years and makes no secret about it? From Korea to Vietnam, China has had its fingers in every possible pie as it sought to spread communism across the far east.

We EXPECT China to be an underhanded rouge nation. That’s what it does. So how did Russia take center stage. Slap restrictions on Russia and the price of vodka didn’t even go up. Hit China and the stock market pees on itself. People! We don’t need cheap shoes that bad!

What makes China click is the fact that the Chinese will make even a bad idea work. Communism failed everywhere it’s ever been. Russia, the herald of Marxism, catapulted the socialist model in 1917. By the end of the century even they cried, “ENOUGH!” and started eating Big Macs. But CHINA! They got MORE communist. Oh, they have their little free market dog and pony show, but they also still have mass executions for whatever reason floats across their little yellow minds.

So why does such a failed theory work in China? It works because they HAVE no economy. All the Chinese need is a bowl of rice and a pistol and they have a working system. They really don’t have any resources. What? RICE? We HAVE Jonesboro, Arkansas OK? No! China steals. They stole half of Korea, ALL of Vietnam, and tried to rob Bill Gates. Only problem with that little plan was Bill was crookeder than they were. “What you mean ‘Renew honorable subscription.”

But Mueller’s all over Russia. Don’t you wanna know why? Because Russians are stupid, like us. We both are like dogs in a dog pound. All different breeds. Chinese are like wolves. The look alike, think alike, and subvert everything that doesn’t look like them! Yet not one mention of anything Chinese coming out of Mueller’a mouth, even while he’s in a Chinese restaurant! Don’t you find that a bit odd?

But the Chinese don’t have to trick us. We GIVE them everything. Hell! We gave them Long Beach! Guess it’ll be renamed Ling Beach now. Trump won the election because middle America was tired of deals like that. The nation couldn’t take right more years. The Trump phenomenon was going to happen. It didn’t matter if it was Donald or his butler running against Hillary. It was time! And no amount of so-called ”collusion” was going to change it. China is the problem. Not Russia. Write that down. There will be a quiz in 2020.

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For Whosoever Needs It

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 8:26am

For Whosoever Needs It

Thoughts on Romans 2:21-24

This is another one of those things that I am often (too often) guilty of. But, I always try to catch myself on this one. I am no better than anyone else and no one else’s sin is any greater than my own. We are all sinners and sin is sin.

We need to remember that God has called us to be responsible for our actions. God holds us accountable for every thought and every action—but our responsibility doesn’t stop there. We are also responsible to help lift up others when they fall.

Perhaps nowhere in the Bible is this concept more clearly defined than in Galatians 6: 1-3. Paul laid down three important principles that Satan doesn’t want us to grasp.

First, when we become aware that a brother has fallen into sin, we are to do whatever we can to help lift up that person. Paul wrote, “If any person is overtaken in misconduct or sin of any sort, you who are spiritual should set him right and restore and reinstate him, without any sense of superiority and with all gentleness, keeping an attentive eye on yourself, lest you should be tempted also. Bear one another’s burdens and troublesome moral faults, and in this way fulfill and observe perfectly the law of Christ and complete what is lacking [in your obedience to it]. For if any person thinks himself to somebody when he is nobody, he deceives and deludes and cheats himself.”

The second point Paul made is that when we become aware someone has fallen, instead of pointing fingers and looking down on them, we should look at ourselves. The devil could have tempted us to do the same thing or something else just as bad . . . or even worse. We need to look with compassion on those who fall and remind ourselves, “Except for the grace of God, I could be there.”

The third thing is to push away pride in our own achievements. If we think we are more spiritual, we’re deceiving ourselves. Proverbs 16: 18 gives this warning: “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” We must not compare our achievements with others, but instead ask ourselves, Have I really done all that I could have done? Satan is thrilled when we compare ourselves with those who fail and see ourselves as being superior. But when we compare ourselves with the standards Jesus sets for us, we have no cause to be conceited or prideful. Instead, we can be humbly thankful that the Lord is at work in our lives.

NOW GO HAVE A GOOD DAY. BE SOMEONE. HELP SOMEONE. BE PRODUCTIVE.

Jim Greene

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“Three Boogie Men” of Article 5: #2 – “Sensible Majority Will Return”

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 7:20am
The 3 “Boogie Men” of the Convention Of States

There are 3 common objections thrown at COS, with obvious disregard for fact checking the supporting evidence, thus the claims appear malicious and disruptive in nature, not authentic.

But we should answer objections frankly, to expose other readers and audiences to the truth when they are deciding. Objections are GOOD, if you can destroy the Article 5 objections, and the truth can do so.

These are the 3 primary Article 5 objections:

  • Runaway convention danger
  • “Wait for the majority to awaken, sensible voters are plentiful.”
  • “Amendments can’t fix a Supreme Court Justice’s reading problem.”

Let me provide reasons why each of these are easy-to-fact-check, inaccurate “fake debate” in a number of ways.  There are real concerns about the use of Article 5, but the ones above are based on factual and logical fallacy.

Today we continue this Constitutional review series with the second boogie man: The hope-based belief that a majority of sensible voters always exist.

 “Wait for the majority to awaken, sensible voters are plentiful.”

In this fantasy, the idea that a majority of voters will begin to vote for sensible solutions is invoked as a “fantastic delusion,” according to history.  Nowhere in Earth’s history has any democracy ever moderated itself.

In fact, democracy is known as

  • “Two wolves and a sheep arguing over what to eat for dinner.”
  • In 150 BC, Polybius described democracy as voters going mad: Once the people can vote for their own sustenance, the voters disregard all healthy policy in favor of feeding their stomachs, whims, and egos. They elect increasingly dishonest, ignorant leaders.
  • The founders never mentioned creating a democracy –  and “Polybius” was the pen name used for the Federalist Papers.
  • Lenin loved democracy, it is “essential to communism.”
  • Democracy was always a TERRIBLE form of government, until the modern US schools began promoting the idea as healthy.  Hogwash.

Proposing “the majority will wake up” is committing all of us to living out the “sheep, in a land of wolves” scenario.   It is knowingly understating what is a certain, natural historical outcome. Democracy becomes ravenous, decadent mob rule, always.

The current “madnesses” of national debt, QE, fake news, and states erasing national borders is making it very obvious how decadent we’ve become.

Forensic Analysis of the Cadaver of The Republic

The founders NEVER discussed us being a Democracy, only a Republic – with appointed, not elected, Senators.  And Amendment 17 ended America as a Republic, as defined by the founders in Federalist 63:  Appointing senators is MANDATORY PRACTICE in a Republic, but then the Wilson progressives, many of them fresh communists from Europe, passed Amendment 17.

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The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 8:10am

The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!

I’m so tired of listening to Robert Mueller’s crap I could just puke! Oh, I’m sorry, was I too vague? For over a year we’ve been watching this idiot turn over every rock in Washington looking for Russian dressing and what have we got? The Russians are crooked as a snake, they don’t like us, and we’re too stupid to know it. Thank you!

An assistant district attorney in Bell County, Texas could have done better. And for a lot less money! See folks, this is where your money goes. Cut Social Security. We gotta pay Don Quixote to charge a few more windmills. And he looks so dignified. Always that same solemn look, coming down the steps of some DC building, wind of destiny blowing through what hair he’s got left. This stupid bastard couldn’t run a PaPa Johns!

And the democrats pray in his direction five times a day. That’s the best you got? For the last five months the dems have acted like they have a case of the bull dog clap! Al Green with his endless revisions of his impeachment. My God! I now believe in evolution. Protesters of the President’s choice for a Supreme Court Justice, so stupid they forgot to replace the “XX” on their signs with the name of the actual nominee, and Maxine Walters calling for violence against cabinet members getting gas at a 7/11! Am I the only one who sees this?

These people have been running your country for eight years people! Obama was your politically correct FAILURE and it’s all over now and it sure is Monday! That political pendulum has swung to the right and hit the liberals square in the balls. Those who haven’t had the surgery yet, that is.

The people spoke in 2016. The Trump Train not only survived, it gathered up steam. This New York real estate broker is showing us what America is all about. We don’t NEED NATO! We don’t NEED Russia, North Korea, Germany or Mexico. They need US! Their phony baloney economies are based on US! That’s why everyone is trying to sneak INTO The United States. NOBODY is sneaking into Russia.

So, kick Mueller down those steps he’s so proud of standing on, give Putin a case of Jim Beam, exit NATO, the UN, and take the prime ministers of England and Germany and clonk their heads together. There! World peace inna nutshell!

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“Three Boogie Men” of Article 5: #1 – The Runaway Convention

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 8:06am
The 3 “Boogie Men” of the Convention Of States

There are 3 common objections thrown at COS, with obvious disregard for fact checking the supporting evidence, thus the claims appear malicious and disruptive in nature, not authentic.

But we should answer objections frankly, to expose other readers and audiences to the truth when they are deciding. Objections are GOOD, if you can destroy the Article 5 objections, and the truth can do so.

These are the 3 primary objections:

  • “Runaway convention danger”
  • “Wait for the majority to awaken, sensible voters are plentiful.”
  • “Amendments can’t fix a Supreme Court Justice’s reading problem.”

Let me provide reasons why each of these are easy-to-fact-check, inaccurate “fake debate” in a number of ways.  There are real concerns about the use of Article 5, but the ones above are based on factual and logical fallacy.

Today we review the first boogie man, the #1 fake debate tactic:

“Runaway convention danger”

First off, a convention of states is NOT run by politicians, we, the people of each state, can send whoever we want as representatives. The PEOPLE own the process, not the politicians. So, get ready, WE have to drive this.  The passed states are already forming their processes.

A majority of Constitutional states still exist, with a majority of Constitution-minded voters, that is the foundation for fixing the runaway Supreme Court.

Constitutionalists are a minority, nationally.  Washington, through the Supreme Court, has “runaway” with the Constitutional, already, using Judicial Tyranny.

Annapolis Versus Philadelphia

In this fear mongering “runaway” claim, the false report of the original Constitutional Convention being “only an amendment meeting” is often employed by John Birch Society allies, but that is not the case.  Annapolis, prior to Philadelphia, was an amendment meeting which failed.  Philadelphia was a meeting to craft a new Constitution.  ( https://www.britannica.com/event/Annapolis-Convention )  See how easy that was to prove “fake news?”

Historically Resistant to Abuse

Also, over 30 conventions have been proposed in America, and if Article 5 was such an obvious “low hanging fruit” opportunity to “run-away” with the Constitution, it would have been tried already.

Article 5 is a “one way street,” due to the high approval bar, which either produces on-topic amendments, or nothing at all.  A majority of constitutionalists exist in a majority of states, thus with Article 5 they can reign in the Federal government, while they still have legal, majority votership in most states.

No radical leftist groups have ever tried to turn an Article 5 effort into a run-away, so to predict that will happen now, is to invoke provable exaggeration and hyperbole. Fear mongering with false claims, when a pattern of non-abuse is clearly established in intent, logic and history.
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_state_applications_for_an_Article_V_Convention)

Perhaps Article 5 Should be the ONLY Way to Amend

Actually, with so many bad amendments now on the books, after the Bill of Rights, the case for ONLY using Article 5 can perhaps be made these days.

They Already Ran Off With It, Dude
  • With tens of thousands of gun laws already on the books, despite Amendment 2 saying “shall not be infringed,” isn’t this clear proof the radical justices already ran away with Constitution?
  • How about the abuses of FISA spying, or Stingray cell phone spying on private citizens’ phone calls, while Amendment 4 calls for “shall not be violated?”   Amendment 4 has been ERASED, only used when politically expedient.
  • And let’s not forget court rulings about religion, while Amendment 1 calls for “shall make no law.”  Tens of anti-religion SCOTUS decisions exist, instead of the complete Federal silence mandated by Amendment 1.   Amendment 1 is KAPUT.  Nada.  Zero.
  • Amendment 10?  Flushed down the toilet.  State powers are routinely violated.  Runaway. Fled the scene.  Up and gone.
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DeSantis Hearing Establishes the Muslim Brotherhood Must Be…

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 5:05pm

The Muslim Brotherhood should have been declared terrorist organization decades ago. Thanks to a hearing at the Subcommittee on National Security of the House oversight committee chaired by Ron DeSantis, the terrorist designation seems closer than ever.

DeSantis Hearing Establishes the Muslim Brotherhood Must Be Designated as a Terrorist Organization – the Sooner, the Better

Press Release Contact: Deborah Hamilton
Sent 7/11/2018 6:25 PM
Sent From: Center for Security Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C.— It is no longer a question of whether the United States will designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization. It is only a matter of when and how.

That’s the principal take-away from a congressional national security panel this morning that addressed “The Muslim Brotherhood’s Global Threat” and what the US should do about it.

“This hearing is an opportunity to discuss what the United States’ next step should be in combatting the Muslim Brotherhood’s threat,” said Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL), chairman of the Subcommittee on National Security of the House oversight committee.

“The Muslim Brotherhood is a militant Islamist organization with affiliates in over 70 countries,” DeSantis said. “There’s no question that the Muslim Brotherhood’s affiliates are involved in terrorism.”

The historic hearing follows a June 28 Center for Security Policy Decision Brief that called on the Trump Administration to declare the entire Muslim Brotherhood and its fronts and affiliates as terrorist organizations.

“Thankfully the Trump Administration has discarded the Obama-era policy of treating the Brotherhood as a potential ally,” DeSantis said. “Now, the questions are focused on how expansive to make the terror designation, and whether it should be done through the State Department or Treasury Department.”

Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy and a longtime associate of the Center for Security Policy, was one of the four witnesses who testified. He was the only Muslim witness, and made the case powerfully for Center-recommended policy of designating the entire Muslim Brotherhood and its fronts as terrorist entities.

In the course of his testimony, Dr. Jasser rebutted characterizations by the Brotherhood’s apologists and enablers of its critics as “haters” and “Islamophobes”:

Nothing would be more pro-Muslim than the marginalization of the Muslim Brotherhood and its direct affiliates. Making the Muslim Brotherhood radioactive would allow the light to shine upon their most potent antagonists in Muslim communities – those who reject political Islam and believe in liberty and the separation of mosque and state.

He also discussed national security risks associated with failing to designate the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates as terrorist entities. One of them is censorship of jihadist terminology in U.S. government agencies. Dr. Jasser correctly observed that such censorship impedes analysts’ ability to protect the nation:

To think that these words and concepts, and others are off limits in the freest nation on earth, censored [in] our agencies, is just incredulous considering the growing threat we face today from violent Islamism. It smacks of a bizarre invocation of blasphemy laws in America. It is groups like the Muslim Brotherhood that have benefited from our refusal to discuss these elements of Islam and Islamism.

The three other witnesses – Hillel Fradkin of the Hudson Institute, Jonathan Schanzer of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and Daniel Benjamin of the Qatar-funded Brookings Institution – agreed to varying degrees that the Muslim Brotherhood constitutes a threat. They recommended, however, more narrow terrorist designations of specific Muslim Brotherhood entities.

Chairman DeSantis observed: “It is clear that the Brotherhood constitutes a real threat to the national security interests of the United States. We can debate the best way to counter this threat, but simply ignoring the threat is not an acceptable answer.”

The Center for Security Policy has submitted a statement for the hearing record endorsing Rep. DeSantis’ assessment and laying out the factual basis for designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.

Center President Frank J. Gaffney urged legislators, executive branch officials, the media and the public at large to examine particularly compelling evidence of the threat the Brotherhood poses: Its 1991 Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal of the Group in North America– a secret plan for “destroying Western civilization from within” written by a top Muslim Brotherhood operative, Mohammed Akram, and introduced by the federal government into evidence in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation et.al. v. United States terrorism financing trial.
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Designate the Entire Terrorist Muslim Brotherhood Now

By Frank Gaffney – Secure Freedom Minute
July 12, 2018
Center for Security Policy

This is Frank Gaffney with the Secure Freedom Minute.

Congratulations to Rep. Ron DeSantis and others who took on the Muslim Brotherhood yesterday in a hearing on Capitol Hill. They established that it’s a foreign terrorist organization and will be officially designated as such by the U.S. government. The only question is how soon and how comprehensively.

Muslim reformer Zuhdi Jasser testified that in 2011 then-FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress that “elements of the Muslim Brotherhood both here and overseas have supported terrorism.” Dr. Jasser added, “Nothing would be more pro-Muslim than the marginalization of the Muslim Brotherhood and its direct affiliates.”

That’s because the Brotherhood seeks to impose its seditious Sharia-supremacist doctrine on pro-American Muslims as it works – according to the group’s secret plan – to use stealthy “civilization jihad” to “destroy Western civilization from within.”

They must be stopped. Start by designating the entire Muslim Brotherhood now.

This is Frank Gaffney.

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If you have Constitutional values, believe in fiscal restraint, limited government, and a free market economy - then join us or just come and listen to one of our excellent speakers. We meet every Tuesday from 6-8 pm at Mixon Fruit Farms in the Honeybell Hall, 2525 27th St. East, Bradenton, Florida. Map it

Tea Party Manatee welcomes all like-minded Americans.

Our core values are:

  • Defend the Constitution
  • Fiscal Responsibility
  • Limited Government
  • Free Markets
  • God and Country

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