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Sexual Harassment

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 11:44am

Sexual harassment. Boy, it took me a while to put this article together. First, I had to sort through six ex-wives and assorted girlfriends to see how many women I’ve pissed off over the years. I’m fairly clean, I think. Relationships have become treacherous waters these days with men marrying men, women marrying women and dogs marrying cats. Still, even though I’m just a Simple Ol’ Boy From Austin I can understand the feelings of someone who thinks she’s a contributing member of an office only to find herself propositioned by a man in a powerful position.

If you are not attracted to someone a sexual advance can be at the very least disgusting, and at the top end horrific. The powerful man holds your job in his hands plus your dignity. Imagine burning the midnight oil with someone, working on a project that everyone is applauding only to find he only wanted to get you alone. All your self worth GONE! Enter self doubt, disgust and even hating your beauty that seemed to override your education, qualifications and humanity.

What sets me back a bit is my Nashville days when a girl would do anything to anyone in order to get a deal. They’re no better than the predator who uses them and those women cloud the issue when they emerge ten, twenty, or even forty years later claiming their whole life was ruined because someone slapped their butt back in 1981. What were you doing at Bill Cosby’s house in the FIRST place? You took that movie role anyway didn’t you?

But, when any person, man or woman, demands a sexual price for success they are wrong! Today the lead anchor of NBC News was fired on the spot for being stupid. Let’s look at that. Fame, fortune, cushy job, more money than GOD, and just gotta approach some girl who thinks of him as a friend. Who does that? Someone who is so caught up with himself that he’s lost all decency, that’s who.

The rules of engagement have changed and as more and more women come forward others will be empowered to tell their story. As these stories are gathered and analyzed a new morality will emerge. People will always be people, and if people weren’t attracted to each other there wouldn’t be any more people but when you kiss a lady she simply must kiss back. If she doesn’t then you just crossed the line. Women have to be able to be themselves without being taken advantage of. Sexual harassment should be dealt with in the workplace severely. No one accidentally does that. It is a deliberate act, and the result should be deliberate. I wouldn’t know HOW to sexually harass a girl. Shoot, I can barely get a dinner date.

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Terry McAuliffe And Tony Rodham Sued Over Green Card Investment ‘Scam’

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 6:45pm

A group of Chinese investors is suing Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the brother of Hillary Clinton, saying they were defrauded of $17 million in a cash-for-green card “scam.”

The investors filed suit in Fairfax Co., Va. circuit court last week, Politico first reported.

The suit alleges that McAuliffe and Clinton’s youngest brother, Anthony Rodham, “exploited” the 32 investors by promising to “leverage…political connections” to ensure that their visa applications “will get to the top of the pile, and then be approved.”

The green cards were to be granted as part of the federal government’s EB-5 visa program. The program grants legal immigration status to foreign nationals who invest at least $500,000 in American companies. Companies must meet certain criteria regarding job creation in order for their investors to qualify for immigration benefits.

The 32 Chinese investors say they paid $560,000 apiece in 2012 and 2013 to invest in GreenTech, an electric car company controlled by McAuliffe and Rodham.

McAuliffe was once the largest investor in GreenTech. He left as chairman of the company in 2014 after being elected Virginia’s governor.

The investors say that not only were they misled about GreenTech’s prospects, their immigration status is now in jeopardy because of the company’s legal and financial problems.

“Defendants’ conspiracy has caused Plaintiffs to be left without an investment to serve as the basis of their immigration application, likely resulting in the loss of any immigration status they currently have,” the suit reads.

The case could pose political problems for McAuliffe, a former chairman of the DNC who is said to be weighing a 2020 presidential bid.

The lawsuit lays out a laundry list of fraud allegations against McAuliffe and Rodham.

The suit claims that the pair “misrepresented” the number of jobs that GreenTech would generate while also falsely claiming that the car company had been selected as a Defense Department contractor. McAuliffe and Rodham also made false claims about GreenTech’s financial situation, including overstating the amount of collateral the company had for its outstanding loans, according to the complaint.

“They painted a false picture of the state of the company, including instructing employees to pretend to be working while investors toured the plant,” the suit alleges. McAuliffe and Rodham also “lied about the sales and expected sales of the company” during their investment pitches.

McAuliffe and Rodham also failed to disclose the existence of government investigations into GreenTech. The company came under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. A 2015 report released by the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general also showed that McAuliffe and Rodham pressured Alejandro Mayorkas, then the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, to approve visas for GreenTech.

A spokeswoman for McAuliffe told Politico that she is confident that the lawsuit will be dismissed.

“We strongly reject this baseless suit which has no merit whatsoever. The claims, which regurgitate old political attacks regarding a company that Governor McAuliffe left five years ago, were brought by a lawyer with conservative ties,” Crystal Carson told Politico.



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Oh, Give Me a Home Where the Good Groceries Roam

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 11:37am

One doesn’t have to be perpetually disgruntled to work in the Opposition Media, but it certainly helps. Not every Democrat operative disguised as a newsman can be assigned to the White House, but that doesn’t mean those unfortunates who aren’t can’t contribute to increasing the national vague sense of outrage.

The Washington Post is filled with stories designed to do just that. Recently the Metro section introduced readers to yet another artifact of our corrupt national system: “D.C.’s grocery gap reflects city’s income divide.”

Now don’t make the mistake I did and assume this is another hunger story. Hunger has been vanquished more thoroughly than Al Gore! The War on Hunger is the only successful social program in the history of Democrat handouts. I defy you to visit a school, mall, theatre, bus station, airport or stadium and find undernourished people.

Winning the War on Hunger was not a painless victory. There was collateral damage just like we see in kinetic conflicts. In Afghanistan collateral damage is typically confined to “wedding parties,” which limits the exposure of the general population. Collateral damage from the War on Hunger hit most of our population. Everything from weddings to wakes was affected. Many victims are still burrowing their way out of the adipose rubble, which tends to concentrate on the waist and behind.

America is now the land of the over–nourished.

Even the kids we’re told are one English muffin from disaster and must therefore eat free breakfast and lunches in government schools are fat. Gyms do a booming business because America is fat. Try this experiment and see if you don’t agree: The next time you go to a mall count the number of people you see who aren’t chewing.

Government bureaucrats and non–profit compassioneers have noticed this worrisome trend. The government compassion gravy train doesn’t attract the type of employee who will march in a Victory over Hunger parade through the streets of New York and then go get a real job. They prefer to redefine the mission and keep the tax dollars flowing.

That’s why instead of stories about hunger, we read about “food anxiety.” That’s a term that covers everything from genuine deprivation to worrying about a gas station burrito. The War on Food Anxiety is so nebulous its participants never have to worry about victory being defined. Traveling alongside “food anxiety” in the mission creep cavalcade is the concept of the “food desert.”

This doesn’t refer to a genuine desert like the Mohave where there is no food. “Food deserts” are a snob’s wasteland, like my old home in Odessa, TX, where there are no upscale groceries and people can’t pronounce “quinoa.”

The WaPost story was something of a hybrid. The Post sniffs, “In 2016, nearly 70 percent — or 34 — of the city’s 49 supermarkets were in four wards that are predominantly white and have the District’s highest household incomes, according to the review by D.C. Hunger Solutions, a nonprofit advocacy group.”

This combines Bernie Bro suspicion of capitalist motives with segregated geography paranoia. In this instance call it “whitebread privilege.” As Beverley Wheeler, director of DC Hunger Solutions, warns, “Grocery-store access is a racial equity issue that must be dealt with, and it’s a health issue. We can no longer pretend we don’t see what we see.”

So what is it they are seeing? Duck hunters are notorious for going where the ducks are. Retail merchants, which includes grocers, are equally notorious for building where the money is. It’s not a black thing, it’s a green thing. For the same reason one doesn’t find many Harris–Teeters in Appalachia.

And what good would it do residents of Wards 7 and 8 in DC to have a grocery store where they couldn’t afford to shop? At one time I defined wealth as being able to shop at Sutton Place Gourmet without worrying about the final tab. But I didn’t torture myself by walking up and down the aisles admiring groceries I couldn’t afford to buy.

Are there benefits to envy of which I’m unaware?

Companies look for average income, crime rates, transportation access and available real estate. This makes choosing the site of a grocery store is about as impersonal as statistics can make it. The decision is not based on a whim like choosing the headquarters for the corporation. Those usually land within a short drive or helicopter jaunt from the Chairman’s favorite home.

Frankly I don’t see how convincing the people she purports to help that their grocery stores are second–class is going to improve morale in those wards. Wheeler is quick with complaints and the Post is eager to amplify, but frankly this strikes me as a “problem” that won’t find a solution.

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Utah Is Under Assault

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 10:48am

Utah is under assault by the Child Protective Service! Most Utah people are unaware of this as they hide their children from prying eyes, whistle past the office of child procurement and pray to Heavenly Father that their children reach maturity without being kidnapped, raped, or locked away in a mental institution as a protective device to at least know where they are!

On a normal day in Brigham City, a detective along with two case workers race to the home of a widow raising five special needs children to search for brain matter and semen and a battle axe in a closet based on information supplied by an elementary school principal who got his facts from the last little girl he had on his lap, a girl who lured other little girls to a park in order to fill the needs of a pedophile ring operating from as far away as Denver and Montana.

You think I’m making this up? I just returned from there and watched as law enforcement, the Department Of Family Services, and the school board bastardized every state and federal law they came across while the people of that town were fully aware, saying nothing, because if they did the “department” would take their little girl next!

There have been efforts by the feds to correct this, once in 1994 and again in 2008, and on both occasions the people charged with guarding our most precious commodity, our children, baited and switched the government, going right back to business as usual the moment the investigators left. One lawyer in Brigham City stands between the families and the CPS. His first name is John. John is a Mormon who lives up to his Temple recommend, but even he will advise clients to let the department have “something” in order to get free of the tactics of the CPS.

But, like the song says, “Times they are a changing” because there is an underground resistance movement in place that is becoming more and more apparent. On the surface it appears to be against all things Mormon, but the Mormon people are not the problem, the criminal element using the natural inclination of Mormons to live and let live is being exploited to allow these legal and illegal abominations to abound. Salt Lake City had a lesbian mayor, which may rub some the wrong way, but it shows Mormon influences abating in the Mormon theocracy, which is a good thing.

In Ogden, Utah today a little girl woke. She’s in a mental ward because the last strains of the attack on her family by the Brigham City principal, law enforcement, and Department of Family Services is winding down and soon she’ll be free. In twenty years or so that girl or someone like her will place her hand on a Bible, raise her other hand to take an oath of office, and it will be payday! On that day the good people of Utah will be able to be family again in safety. The dream of the pioneers will be firmly will be firmlyin place, but for now, Utah is under assault.

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Sun, 11/26/2017 - 1:23am

What can America learn about a National debate on Immigration and National Security issues from Japan?

Like a specter from immigration past, on November 18 , 2007, wrote an article entitled New Japanese Immigration Controls Worry Foreigners”, which elucidated Japan’s strict controls concerning immigration controls. As quoted from MARTIN FACKLER, article in the liberal leaning New York Times.

“… Japan will put in place one of the toughest systems in the developed world for monitoring foreign visitors. Modeled on the United States’ controversial U.S.-Visit program, it will require foreign citizens to be fingerprinted, photographed and questioned every time they enter Japan.
The screening will extend even to Japan’s 2.1 million foreign residents, many of whom fear they will soon face clogged immigration lines whenever they enter the country.”

Tom Batchelor, November 20, 2017 article entitled , “Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe refuses to relax immigration rules despite shrinking population”

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has insisted his administration has “no intention” of loosening the country’s strict immigration policy despite warnings about its fast shrinking – and ageing – population. On Monday during a debate in Japan’s parliament, Mr Abe suggested there was justification for accepting foreign workers“where they are truly needed” to “keep Japan’s economy and infrastructure sustainable”. But he was also steadfast in his opposition to any moves to reform the country’s strict border policy

Japan has a long-standing policy to maintain strict control over her national borders and to debate immigration policy in the Japanese parliament. As in the United States the lines of demarcation are between the Globalist more wealthy international business community and the more traditional and conservative Nationalist. The Globalists want unrequited immigration policy allowing for the importation of cheap labor. The Nationalists goals are to maintain the integrity of Japanese sovereignty.

Thus far, the more conservative Nationalist wing of Japanese politics have maintained Japan’s strict immigration policy, despite mounting pressure from international Globalist interests in exploiting cheap labor. Consider the following quotation

“The government says that many people claim asylum in Japan to find work, encouraged by access to renewable work permits for people applying for refugee status. The Justice Ministry, which oversees refugee recognition, is considering steps including restrictions on work permits for asylum seekers to curb what it deems “abusive” applications.”
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As Kohei Usuda, points out in his opinion piece entitled, “Abe’s ‘Japan First’ immigration policy” states as follows.

“Abe, 63, himself a staunch nationalist, has been pursuing a protectionist stance vis-à-vis immigration – a stance not unlike Trump’s own strident “America First” doctrine. Just over a year ago, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Abe was pressed as to whether his country should relax its stringent immigration policies by accepting refugees from war-torn Syria. The Japanese leader infamously responded to reporters that his country first needs to take steps to resolve its own domestic concerns relating to “demography” before Tokyo can entertain the possibility of welcoming newcomers – namely, addressing issues pertaining to Japan’s rapidly graying populace and shrinking birthrate, as well as mobilizing more women into the workforce to improve its chronically sluggish economy.”
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Like Japan’s traditional Nationalism, America’s Constitutional Nationalism are similar in nature and based on placing national interests over foreign interests or globalism based on the exploitation of labor and nihilation of traditional domestic labor and traditions. In the United States the current ill-feeling toward globalists may be manifested in the announcement that known open border and open trade advocate Jeff Flake resignation.

The problem many elite Globalists and their co-conspirators liberal Democrats fail to recognize is that a certain degree of “ Nationalism”denotes “patriotism” and sovereign duty for the welfare of American citizens as opposed to unbridled international foreign aid at the price of neglect for American interests.

Jeff Flake and his political and congressional cohorts are not in keeping with the warnings of another Nationalist of past decades. Listen to the following speech by former LDS President Ezra Taft Benson as among other things, he warns America against giving excessive foreign aid at the expense of American citizens via taxation. He speaks of “ loss of sovereignty and solvency” and foreign aid to communists nations. Still true, such as American Aid to North Korea or also Islamic nations which seek to undermine and destroy American government and traditions. Is not Ezra Taft Bensons warning against communism also be applied to “ Islamification” as well. No doubt, if Ezra T. Benson was alive today his voice would raise concerns regarding “ Islamification” He warned to be just as vigilant against communism as Nazism. So true, as against ‘Theocratic Islamification and Globalism”

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

The Japanese Prime Minister, a strong Nationalists argues National Security in articulating the enforcement of Japanese border security. Japanese Nationalists do not wish to have the refugee issues, including Islamic terrorism brought upon the European peoples as a consequence of Europe’s open borders policies. Inversely, the Japanese Globalists are less concerned regarding Japan’s national security interests and more interested in the exploitation of cheap labor. Hence, the robust debate in the Japanese parliament.

In America, the political lines have also been drawn,but the substantive issues are clouded by immigration advocate groups, elite wealthy globalists and the politicians serving their interests, put aside derisive charges of racism, white nationalism and other explosive terms and connotations and focus on the issues of national security, American education and training, importation of foreign gangs, sex and drug trade and terrorism, both via drug cartels and Islamic jihadism.
The more honest the debate; the better the Congressional exchange and the more refined presidential policies. Unlike, liberal Democrats and elite Globalists , the Japanese have opened an honest debate. The tactic of demonization of President Trump is not an honest debate but rather a cheap trick to manipulate the American public. Hopefully, the vast majority of the American public will not fall for such cheap “name-calling” tricks and demand robust debate of these immigration and national security issues in Congress.

By Jeffrey E. Elliott, Esq.



Sat, 11/25/2017 - 10:03pm

Just before sunrise, it is the darkest of that 24-hour period. Then almost magically, a sliver of pink will come into view, then as time passes, the sky will get brighter and brighter. And it has been the same for the Hillary Clinton’s Uranium One investigation. As time has passed, more and more light is being shown on the very nefarious deal that ended up giving Vladimir Putin and the Russian military some 20% of the United States Uranium riches.

Miraculously, according to documents being released and an FBI Whistleblower, we are now finding out just how deep this scandal goes. For the first time in the Clinton Crime Family’s history, there might finally be enough evidence and the willingness to put away these treasonous former leaders. Will Obama go also? Time will tell, but it is beginning to look like the Clinton’s might have finally met their personal Waterloo.

The irony in all this is, President Trump gave Hillary an opportunity to retire and go live a peaceful life. All she had to do was to keep a low profile, go home to Chappaqua and walk around in the woods and she would be given the respect that she had earned, but no, Hillary had to keep criticizing Trump and the administration at every opportune time. Like a Chihuahua with an attitude, Hillary has continued barking until she has finally awoken the Rottweiller. And this Rotty is in a nasty mood.

As if Uranium One is not enough, according to this Fox News article, the Clinton Crime Syndicate is also under heavy scrutiny for Bill’s previous sex scandals, and some of them might still be punishable.

Up until now, the United States has never considered prosecuting a Secretary of State or a First Lady. The closest we ever came was charging Richard Nixon with “Obstruction of Justice,” and that was actually nothing more than a threat to have him step down as President. The tide might have just turned with Hillary and Bill Clinton. Their crimes are far and away more grievous not only against the law but the entire nation, not to mention our national security.

While the Attorney Generals Office is not talking about what they know, Fox News has put together several times lines with bank deposits, etc. that we do know. The most damning fact is that; just before the approval of the sale of Uranium to Russia (and much of this was run through Russian owned companies in Canada, so it appeared legal), deposits totaling over $140 Million were deposited into the Clinton Foundation bank accounts from Russian interest. This doesn’t include Bill Clinton obtaining hefty pay raises for speeches in Russia. Before Bill went to Moscow, his average paycheck for a speech was around $100-150,000 give or take. With Hillary negotiating a Uranium deal, this fee soared to a mind-boggling $500,000 for each time Slick Willy trotted up to the microphone in Moscow. Is this by coincident?

With the potential of charges of this nature, it is inconceivable to me that Hillary is still running around the nation on a book tour and slamming this administration the entire way. Her egomaniacal desire might be to keep her mug front and center in the media, but what she doesn’t realize is that the American people do not like her. She may believe this is a good thing, but the fact is, it is not and is becoming quite detrimental to her as most of America now wants her arrested! Even a Washington Post poll last year had 56% of the American people saying the Comey exoneration fix was crooked and she should have had charges brought against her for the 33,000 emails that she had bleached.

There was once upon a time in our land when Bill and Hillary Clinton were revered. Bill was the soft-spoken boy with all the Southern charm, and he had an innate ability to look into the camera and transmit to the citizens his love and compassion to most everyone. How many times did we hear; “I feel your pain” when a tornado would ravish a town, or gasoline prices would spike, or some lunatic would slaughter a group of people? The Clinton’s were young, full of life with a younger child and it was evident that the United States was trying to re-live the golden times of the Kennedy Camelot years. Not anymore!

Today the Clinton’s are viewed with disdain as their reputations for greed, corruption, deceit, and lies have taken over anything good that they had ever accomplished. Whatever good they achieved while Bill sat in the Oval Office or Hillary might have gleaned as a Senator has been erased. Today the American people just want them to go away. There was a time that “had Hillary been found guilty if they were even to prosecute, which would have been doubtful,” she would have walked. Her compulsive need for attention and her inability to be genuine and truthful have changed all that. Today, the American people want her handcuffed and doing the “Perp-Walk” for the television cameras. I can’t say that I blame them. Two years ago, had you asked me, I would have said, “we will never prosecute a former First Lady or Secretary of State.” Today, I am not so sure anymore. I can actually see this happening under a Donald Trump administration.

Source Ken Crow

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Kevin Jackson Live & Alive on Sean Hannity Tonight 11/22

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 8:09pm

Tune in to Sean Hannity Tonight 11/22 and see Kevin Jackson Live & Alive….. Tell a Liberal Friend…. Be Thankful..
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Germaine Greer: Transgender women are ‘not women’

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 8:06pm

Germaine Greer talks to Kirsty Wark about her views on transexuality which have had her un-platformed from a talk at Cardiff University.


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How Crazy Have Liberals Gone? Here’s What They Say About the US Flag

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 6:10pm

More and more liberal college students are openly acknowledging their hatred for the American flag and what it represents. In a shocking new video, documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz asks students on the campus of UC Berkeley –one of America’s most left-wing universities- their opinions on the ‘Stars and Stripes,’ and you won’t believe what they have to say.

“Sadly, there’s been a lot of controversy around some of our American symbols, like the national anthem, so I went to UC Berkeley to see what the reaction would be to another national symbol, the American flag,” says Horowitz.

The filmmaker then travels to Berkeley, California; chanting pro-American slogans and asking passing students what they think of the US flag and America in general.

“Greatest country in the world, right?” asks Horowitz.

“No, the complete opposite,” says one student. “It’s the one imperial power right now in the world,” responds another.

“F*** America!” screams one passerby.

In a staggering experiment, the documentarian then hoists the black-flag of ISIS, calling for the end of America and denouncing “western imperialism.” Shockingly, only one student is offended.

“The black flag of ISIS will stand over the White House,” screams Horowitz.

“Good for you man, good for you,” says one student.


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Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation Made 16 References to God; Trump’s, 6; Obama’s, 1

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 4:37pm

In the first proclmation declaring a national day of Thanksgiving, in 1789, President George Washington referenced God 16 times. For comparison, President Donald Trump referenced God 6 times in his recent proclamation, and back in 2016, his last year in office, then-President Barack Obama referenced God once.

In his Oct. 3, 1789 proclamation, President Washington declared November 26, 1789 “to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be….”

President Washington, the “father” of our country, further spoke of the “duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor….”

The opening paragraph of President George Washington’s proclamation for Thanksgiving Day, published on Oct. 3, 1789.

The proclamation calls for “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God.”

The problamation goes on to reference God in several ways, including “his providence,” the “great Lord and Ruler of Nations,” and refernces to God as he, him, his, and, at the end, “the year of our Lord.”

In President Donald Trump’s first “National Day of Thanksgiving” proclamation, for Nov. 23, 2017, he refers to God six times.

He mentions giving “thanks to Almighty God”; thanks “to God for these blessings”; the “Most High God”; we “seek God’s protection”; “thanks to God”; and “in the year of our Lord.”

In his final year as president Barack Obama referenced God only once in his 2016 Thanksgiving proclamation, and then only in the context of “the year of our Lord.”

President Obama did mention “the belief that all of us are created equal,” which comes from the Declaration of Indepencdence, but he did not quote the full sentence, which reads, “We hold these truth to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

The founders made it clear that men and women are created equal and that certain unalienable rights are given to mankind “by their Creator,” i.e., God.

President Barack Obama “pardons” the Thanksgiving turkey at the White House. (YouTube) 

By Michael W. Chapman

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Lois Lerner Pulls Move That Will Have Tea Partiers Shaking Their Heads

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:16pm

Former IRS official Lois Lerner wants her testimony sealed forever out of fear for her life, according to Fox News.

Lerner and her deputy, Holly Paz, filed a motion as of Thursday requesting that the courts seal their testimonies on the Tea Party targeting case, fearing that the “public dissemination of their deposition testimony would expose them and their families to to harassment and a credible risk of violence and physical harm.”

Check it out:

“Whenever Mss. Lerner and Paz have been in the media spotlight, they have faced death threats and harassment,” the documents stated. “Returning Mss. Lerner and Paz to the media spotlight places them at risk, regardless of what they actually said in those depositions.”

The documents also stated that: “Public exposure will put innocent bystanders, namely Mss. Lerner’s and Paz’s family members (including young children), at risk, too.”

Lerner and Paz cited such remarks as those by Tea Party leader Mark Meckler, who said the suit would “treat the IRS like the criminal thugs they are,” as evidence of the hostile attitude toward the role they played in the controversy.

They stated that public revelation of their testimonies would “renew the threats and harassment.”

The DOJ said as of Monday that both of their testimonies remain sealed at this time.

Source:Mary Kate Knorr


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Any Chance Conservatives Will Finally Fight Back?

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 11:48am

(This column was written before the deluge of sexual assault accusations hit the Roy Moore campaign in Alabama. At the time Codevilla’s advice was spot on, now I suppose we can still hope.)

The best moment for conservatives during the Claremont Institute’s panel discussion on “The Resistance and the Violent New Left” came at the end during the question period. An appeaser popped up and asked the panel how can “we” encourage more “leaders” like Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Lisa Murkowski to run for office instead of “embarrassing” candidates like Alabama’s Roy Moore?

His question was met with dead silence from the panel of William Voegeli and Angelo Codevilla (of the Claremont Institute), Michael Walsh (author and media critic) and Henry Olsen (Ethics & Public Policy Center).

After a lengthy pause Codevilla leaned over toward the microphone and observed Moore “hasn’t lost yet” and we can “vote and hope,” which was the conclusion of the optimism portion of the event.

In a single anecdote the audience saw the problem confronting conservatives today. We are assailed from without by, in Codevilla’s words, “a compact ruling class,” — where establishment Republicans are full participants — along with bike–lock swinging members of Antifa functioning as storm troops. While inside the GOP accommodationists and other Quislings want to restore tranquility by electing more politicians whose first instinct is preemptive surrender.

The situation doesn’t appear to hold much possibility for improvement in the panel’s view, in spite of or possibly because of the election of Donald Trump. Codevilla’s opinion is, “The Resistance has convinced itself Trump is a passing phenomenon.” And a brief one at that. “Trump was elected to be revolutionary against the ruling class and GOP establishment, but in office he has equivocated.”

It’s his belief that what he terms the Cold Civil War will continue to heat up.

Live–and–let–live conservatives are confused by the left’s increasing rhetorical and physical violence in what appears to be a Whittaker Chambers’ moment for the right. In sports, when one side appears to completely outclass its opponent, it’s not uncommon for the victor to display good sportsmanship and ease up rather than pad the margin of victory.

Conservatives see a cultural landscape where their moral positions have been routed. And an indifferent Big Government appears impervious to influence by average voters or election results.

Naturally, many conservatives assume they’ve lost. So why all the leftist violence? Isn’t it time to put the all–conference agitators on the bench?

As Mr. Dooley, not on the panel, said, “Politics ain’t bean–bag.”

“Cultural Marxists are sensing a win and it’s a fact movements get more violent the closer they get to ultimate victory,” explains Walsh. Voegeli posits that when a faction thinks it’s only a matter of time before total victory and the assumption of power in a permanent majority, any display of inhibition is a betrayal of the cause.

Furthermore, the left’s violence and the ideology isn’t likely to be coherent. “A [movement] united by impulse is likely to be impulsive,” Voegeli wryly observes.

The bad news for accommodationist Republicans, like the questioner, is when the left wins there aren’t likely to be many prisoners taken, ideological or otherwise. Academia’s cultural Marxists are marinated in aggressive outrage and moral arrogance. “The Left is taught they’re inherently superior,” Codevilla said.  And as ideologically superior beings, those who disagree are by default intellectual sub–humans with all the tender care and feeding the sub–human label encompasses.

Adapting to the left’s views is going to be difficult if not impossible for principled conservatives, although Lindsay Graham and John McCain may offer conversion therapy.

Olsen says the left defines America as “individual freedom. Anything that stands between desire and its fulfillment is null and void.” This leftist definition of America is intensely personal and subject to abrupt change (Voegeli’s “impulse”), while for conservatives the definition is institutional and relatively fixed. Olsen and Codevilla are united in their belief the differences between left and right are “intractable.”

Consequently, there’s no room for compromise in this ideological fight to the finish. Codevilla warns there are real consequences, “The Resistance expresses the evolving framework of ruling class thought.” The absurd and aggressive ideology one can read with distaste in the HuffPost is a harbinger of the next Democrat administration’s policy. Even Hillary Clinton, according to Codevilla, planned to “crush the deplorables and buy off the pitiables” on her way to victory.

With the exception of Olsen, the panel is united in a belief the left must be confronted and defeated in the street and in the voting booth. Conservatives need leadership, like Trump, that will get in the faces of the left and, not like Trump, be consistent in their opposition.

Walsh in particular has had it, “I can’t emphasize enough what miserable sods these people are. The left is an insane cargo cult of fascists. Until baby boomers are dead you will have no justice and no peace.”

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RE: The God Hole

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 10:27am

What I’m running into here is what happens when religion is taken to the Nth level. I’m including one of my articles here expanding on that thought.

When I wrote “Joseph Did You Know” I was considering the Mormon Faith’s effect on culture. No one can deny that an abiding

belief doesn’t help people in an adverse situation. I’m always amazed that for people striving for heaven they consistently find places that look like hell to make their stand.

There has to be rules and law if you are to have civilization, but when you begin to drill down on the law, and man serves the law as opposed to the law serving man you get Mormonism, Islam and Southern Baptists.

What I’m up against here in Utah is a system that has evolved to the point that a mere child’s accusation can be taken the full distance from accusations to removal of a child with absolutely no proof and no transparency or rule of law. The only rule is what’s floating around in someone’s head and most of those heads here are Mormon!

Now, I’m not going to debate the merits of Mormonism here because like all organized religion it is simply a manmade corporation originally designed to help a people survive in a desert and evolved into McDonalds, and if that hurts I’m sorry.

Religious debate is saying your invisible guy in the sky can whip someone else’s invisible guy in the sky. It’s like a political debate in a Residential Treatment Center. Medication time!

I intend to form allegiance with groups here in Utah to effect political change and put the rule of law where religious dogma has held sway for almost two centuries. It won’t be easy. The God Hole is hard to heal but if there is a God then He made that hole, and he didn’t intend for it to be filled up with crap!

The God Hole

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This Texas Mall-Owner Offers Shoppers Hope With 10 Commandments Monument

Sun, 11/19/2017 - 5:16am

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The owner of a mall in Lewisville, Texas, is looking to bring new life to the shopping center. He’s renovating and redecorating and the new centerpiece is an eight-foot tall monument of the Ten Commandments.

“We’re not trying to overwhelm anyone or make a statement. We just believe in the Lord’s love,” owner John Bushman told Dallas News. “That’s the sole reason. We hope when someone sees it, it will touch their heart and give them new hope that day.”

Bushman owns several other businesses in Texas, Colorado and New Mexico–all of them display the Ten Commandments.

He wants the newly named Music City Mall at Vista Ridge to be a “wholesome family place,” that the community sees as a place to gather–whether to watch local musicians perform, take family photos or visit with Santa on Saturdays leading up to Christmas.

The Ten Commandments monument will be on a first floor level in a visible location and Bushman hopes it will be ready and installed within the next few months.

“In times of turbulence in the world,” Bushman said, “we’re sharing peace and the Lord’s love. We all need more of that.”


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Bowe Bergdahl – An American Traitor

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 3:50pm

If this deployment is lame I’m just going to walk off into the mountains of Pakistan.”
– Bowe Bergdahl’s words to Specialist Jason Fry, a fellow member of the 25th Infantry Division stationed in Alaska, on his then upcoming deployment to Afghanistan

He arrived at his court martial hearing before Military Judge Col. Jeffery R Nance, regaled in ‘dress blues’…a disgrace to the uniform…a disgrace to his country…and by now we all know his story well…a story that began on the night of June 30, 2009, when then Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl simply disappeared from his patrol base in northern Afghanistan. Captured by the Taliban, Bergdahl was held captive for five years before Barack HUSSEIN Obama traded five Taliban commanders for this one man. Was Bergdahl tortured as he claims and did he try to escape 12 times…some say yes while others say no…but that is not the crux of the issue nor should it mitigate the seriousness of the charges now before him…charges that could see Bergdahl facing up to life in prison.

And with public discourse, banter, and outrage rightfully raising questions as to this man’s allegiances and loyalties; a past president’s illegal negotiations with the enemy; about our country’s commitment never to leave any American troop behind; and about what is just punishment for this, I believe, American traitor…the one thing we must insist on is answers to both why a charge of treason was not levied against him and why the death penalty is not on the table.

Focusing on the fact that Bergdahl walked off his post without authorization thus shirking his assigned duties…a coward by the accounts of most who served with him and a man who they say “liked to spend a bit too much time with the nearby Afghan villagers”…Bergdahl’s actions led directly to the deaths of six of his fellow soldiers*…some husbands, some fathers, some sons, some brothers…six soldiers killed by the enemy while searching for this traitor during a time of war…a “wrongfully caused” search and recovery mission doomed from the start because the man they were searching for did not want to be found. More on that in a bit.

“I don’t understand why we’re trading prisoners at Gitmo for somebody who deserted during a time of war, which is an act of treason,”
said former Sgt. Matt Vierkant, a member of Bergdahl’s platoon on hearing that Bergdahl had been trading for the five Taliban commanders, especially since Obama was pursuing a “negotiated peace” with the Taliban not the needed military victory in Afghanistan.

And so Bowe Bergdahl became the recipient of what Obama called a “confidence-building measure”…never mind that it was an illegal action taken without his consulting Congress…never mind that Obama turned his back on America by negotiated with the enemy…never mind that it was a lopsided prisoner exchange consisting of this one American traitor for five Gitmo-held Taliban commanders…never mind that it was commanders who have since returned to the Afghan theater of war…something Obama knew well they would…just never mind all that for this was a mid-term election year and if this prisoner swap was “handled properly,” as those in his administration said, it could bring a huge mid-term win for Democratic candidates.

A hoped for election gift to the Democrats and a signed, sealed, and delivered gift to the enemy of one Taliban commander for each year Bergdahl was held.

“I understand that leaving was against the law…I had no intention of causing search and recovery operations,”
said Bowe Bergdahl’s at last Monday’s court martial hearing…no intentions of being found by those on our side that is.

So with military prosecutors stating that Bowe Bergdahl committed both the crime of desertion…as per one count of the Uniform Code of Military Justice’s Article 85: leaving one’s post to shirk important or hazardous duties…and one count of Article 99: ‘misbehavior before the enemy’…endangering the safety of a command unit or place…I say why wasn’t it added to the charges that he knowingly and willingly put six fellow soldier’s lives at unnecessary risk because he knew they would come searching for him in known hostile territory.

Unnecessary risk all while Bergdahl claimed that he did what he did with the sole intention of reaching other commanders, drawing attention to what he perceived as leadership and safety issues within his unit…issues he said he could not address with his unit’s higher command…and then returning back to his patrol base. And what were the issues Bergdahl was alluding to…issues that are typical in times of war such as the removing and replacing of officers…duties given…actions taken or not taken…nothing that could not be addressed with his immediate higher ups.

But if by some chance what Bergdahl claims his intention was is indeed true…twisted as it might be…why then did he plead guilty to the charges presented. Now leaving us with important questions that might never be answered, it is possible that Bergdahl’s pleading guilty is what he and his lawyers always had planned to do for maybe this American traitor is hoping for leniency what with the key charge of ‘misbehavior before the enemy’ carrying a maximum penalty of life in prison… what with desertion punishable by up to five years in prison. And with both the prosecution and defense not agreeing to a “stipulation of facts” in the case…an indication they did not reach a deal to limit punishment…leniency…throwing himself on the mercy of the court… might be Bergdahl’s only way out.

One year in prison for desertion for each Taliban commander released with the so serious misbehavior charge matched and then being negated by his five years in captivity…even a traitor and his lawyers can dream can’t they.

American traitors…Bowe Bergdahl is far from the first. Starting with the infamous Benedict Arnold all the way up to Pvt. Eddie Slovak…a World War II U.S. Army soldier and the only American soldier court-martialed and then executed for desertion since the Civil War…now brings up the questions of what does and does not make desertion a charge for execution, and what does the Constitution say about treason itself for without a charge being based upon treason how can desertion be a death penalty charge.

Article 3, Section 3 of the Constitution states that, “Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.” Fair enough in its definition alone.

Continuing with the words, “The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted,” means that upon death the guilty party’s crime is laid to rest with him…as in not being transferred to surviving family members…but Article 3, Section 3 also clearly states that Congress can adjudicate whatever punishment it deems meets a justly tried and convicted traitor’s level of treason.

So with Bergdahl facing up to five years in prison for desertion, and as I write this, a still undetermined number of years for ‘misbehavior before the enemy’..misbehavior as in ‘aiding and abetting’ the Taliban…do Bergdahl’s acts committed meet the definition of treason no matter that he plead guilty to the two charges levied against him. And if the prosecution can prove said charges do meet the Constitutional definition of treason is it enough to get Congress involved in Bergdahl’s sentencing what with the fact being that just because one is given the right to do something does not always mean it will get done. And not getting done is more truth than supposition especially with a sitting Congress who, while holding the Republican majority, is overrun with both Rino’s and obstructionists.

Now as for the charge of desertion itself…do Bowe Bergdahl’s actions meet the criteria for treason and in return a possible sentence of death…I believe they do. And why…because while some defending him say he is a “fragile young man”…a young man who had previously been discharged from the Coast Guard for psychological reasons…as in “adjustment disorder with depression”…the fact is that others have deserted their units during the Iraq and Afghan wars, but what makes Bergdahl’s case different is that he did so while on the battlefield thus deliberately putting his fellow soldiers in harm’s way…sort of like him setting them up to be ‘sitting ducks’…bang bang another American troop dead.

And the blood of those six American troops who comprised the aforementioned search and recovery mission is directly on Bergdahl’s hands for if this coward had not run away to hide in the woods…to take up with the enemy…those six Americans would most probably be alive today.

So Bergdahl’s act of desertion, I believe, does meet the criteria for additional charges of treason to be levied against him for Bergdahl showed deliberate and total disregard for the consequences of his actions as he knowingly brought ‘aid and comfort’ to the enemy…an enemy who relished in the fact that they could now add six more American dead to their mounting body count. And that’s not even counting what many soldiers in Bergdahl’s platoon stated when being interviewed…that enemy attacks…some with casualties… greatly increased against U.S. forces in Paktika province in the days and weeks following Bergdahl’s disappearance…with logic now dictating what if anything did Bergdahl tell his captors that afforded this increase in attacks…where none had been expected…an increase that could only be courtesy of a squealer.

And without the now proven possible charge of treason being added to the desertion charge Bergdahl could face as little as five years in prison…less than even one year for each of the six soldier killed because of his willful actions. So that leaves the charge of ‘misbehavior before the enemy’ to hopefully see justice served, but even that serious charge…a charge one step short of treason and a charge rarely used since World War II…carries with it a maximum punishment of confinement in prison for life. And sadly in Bergdahl’s case that means decades of life lived on our taxpayer dime…monies wasted on a traitor… while six of his fellow soldier’s blood remain forever stained on his hands.

Now I leave you with this and it relates to my earlier ‘more on this in a bit’ in regards to the fact that Bowe Bergdahl never wanted to be found…at least not found by those on our side.

In his last email to his parents, an email sent on June 27, 2009, Bowe Bbergdahl wrote these words, and I quote, “The future is too good to waste on lies and life is way too short to care for the damnation of others, as well as to spend it helping fools with their ideas that are wrong. I have seen their ideas and I am ashamed to even be an American. The horror of the self-righteous arrogance that they thrive in. It is all revolting. I am sorry for everything here.” Adding that, “These people need help, yet what they get is the most conceited country in the world telling them that they are nothing and that they are stupid, that they have no idea how to live…I am disgusted with the Army.”

And if for no other reason than those shameful words said, Bowe Bergdahl can, in my opinion, either hang by the neck until dead or be riddled with bullets by a firing squad, for not one bloody dime of our taxpayer dollars should ever be wasted keeping this America-apologizing, traitorous stain on our country alive.

Now let true justice be served.
* The six U.S. soldiers killed while looking for Bowe Bergdahl were:
Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen, 29, of San Antonio, Texas; Private 1st Class Morris Walker, 23, of Chapel Hill, N.C; Staff Sergeant Kurt Curtiss, 27, of Murray, Utah; 2nd Lieutenant Darryn Andrews, 34, of Dallas, Texas; Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey, 25, of Snyder, Texas; and Private 1st Class Matthew Martinek, 20, of DeKalb, Ill.

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A Protection Racket Wrapped in a Cover-up

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 3:45pm

Is the entire Mueller investigation a false flag distraction to cover the tracks of the people who really did attempt to undermine an American presidential election?

Some background to this part of the plot must include the fact that the former FBI Director James Comey has admitted to illegally leaking transcripts of privileged conversations with the President to the press.  Why did he do it?  Comey testified before a Senate Committee that he orchestrated the leak of accounts of conversations with President Donald Trump because he thought it might lead to the appointment of a special prosecutor to lead the Russia investigation.

In an interesting twist Deputy Attorney General, Rod J. Rosenstein in a memo to the President on May 9, 2017 after outlining the improper actions of James Comey with regard to the investigation of Hillary’s emails stated, “Although the President has the power to remove an FBI director, the decision should not be taken lightly. I agree with the nearly unanimous opinions of former Department officials. The way the Director handled the conclusion of the email investigation was wrong. As a result, the FBI is unlikely to regain public and congressional trust until it has a Director who understands the gravity of the mistakes and pledges never to repeat them. Having refused to admit his errors, the Director cannot be expected to implement the necessary corrective actions.”

Accepting this counsel President Trump fired FBI Director Comey.  Then Deputy Attorney General, Rod J. Rosenstein appointed Mueller as Special Counsel to investigate Trump based on his firing of Comey.

President Trump knows what’s going on.  In his famous tweet where he labeled Mueller’s fishing expedition a “Witch Hunt” he said “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director!”

Mueller, who is up to his eyeballs in Hillary’s Russian scams, has weaponized criminal law in the convoluted attempt of the Progressive cult to misdirect the public.  The denizens of the swamp never expected Hillary to lose.  They never thought there was any chance of their nefarious and perhaps treasonous schemes to stack the deck and short circuit the electoral processes.  But in a shocking twist the electoral system designed by our founders worked and the united people out here in fly-over country were able to thwart the bi-coastal fix when the fix was supposedly in.

The gators, mosquitos, and apes of the swamp couldn’t abide this travesty.  So, the impartial Justice Department stepped in to claw back the reins of power from the great unwashed masses attempting to stage a revolution through the ballot box.   According to an analysis by The Hill, of the fourteen major federal agencies whose employees personally donated to presidential politics, “By the end of September 2016, about $1.9 million, or 95 percent, went to the Democratic nominee’s campaign.”  And an astounding ninety-four percent of DOJ employee donations were to Hillary.   Nothing to see here, no bias there, move along.

So far Mueller and his team of democrat donors have secured the indictment of Paul Manafort whose main crime may have been working in the Trump campaign.  Wait a minute how can you say that!  He wasn’t indicted for anything to do with Trump’s campaign.  No, he was indicted for tax fraud and lobbying violations.  Of course with the twisted and murky tax code that stretches to 73,954 pages.   Then again as the old saying concerning Grand Juries goes “Prosecutors could get them to indict a ham sandwich.”

As in any over-regulated state everyone is guilty of something they just haven’t decided to pick you up yet.  Let’s see if we give an ex-FBI chief an unlimited budget, a big Democrat donor staff, and our bewildering multitude of laws in America, they’ll eventually get anyone they want to much like a policeman following you for 1,000 miles.  Eventually he will find a reason to pull you over.

It isn’t even just a question of is this fair?  It comes down to a decision.  Is this the type of legal system we want in America?   Do we want to have the banana-republic type of kangaroo justice that indicts, arrests, and convicts people over their politics?

The information of Hillary and her minions in the State Department and the FBI regarding their lucrative dealings with Russia and their machinations to deprive Bernie of any chance to win the primaries spill out like garbage from a ruptured plastic bag.  And all the while we have the spectacle of those implicated by real evidence directing an investigation that goes nowhere and proves nothing.

A protection racket wrapped in a cover-up is playing out every day in the screaming headlines and impassioned screeds of the on-air teleprompter readers of the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media.  The only real questions left are:

Will the establishment succeed in casting out the interloper?

Will they reverse the 2016 election and expose that we have devolved from a representative republic operating on democratic principles into a functioning oligarchy disguised as a non-functional democracy.

And there are two other questions that rattle around in my mind:

Who would Putin rather have as the president a totally corrupt political hack that everyone knows is for sale or a self-made billionaire that no one can bribe, whose energy mantra is “Drill Baby Drill” and whose platform is America First?

And if the Russians hacked the election and Hillary won the popular vote whose side were they on?  Evidently even the smartest woman in the world didn’t understand how the Electoral College works maybe the Russians didn’t either?

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For Roy Moore, a Long History of Combat and Controversy

Sat, 11/18/2017 - 3:43pm

GADSDEN, Ala. — It was 1982, and four circuit judges from rural Etowah County, Ala., had filed a state bar complaint against a lawyer named Roy S. Moore, accusing him of running “slanderous” political ads that had portrayed the local legal system as corrupt.

The response from the 35-year-old Mr. Moore, who had just lost his own effort to win a judgeship, was infused with the kind of crusading righteousness — his critics would call it sanctimony — that would later fuel his rise to national fame.

“If the judges of Etowah County are personally offended, that is their problem, not mine,” he declared in a letter addressing the judges’ complaint. Mr. Moore added a line from Proverbs: “The guilty flee when no man pursueth.”

Today, rather than flee, or at least quit his race for the Senate, as many are demanding, Mr. Moore is declaring his innocence and charging ahead despite allegations of improper sexual behavior.

The current furor, in which numerous women have come forward alleging that he approached, dated, or in some cases sexually assaulted them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s, has played out like a concentrated version of Mr. Moore’s combative history, in which he rose to national prominence as an unyielding spokesman for conservative and religious values.

Mr. Moore, a Republican, has responded with the same defiance that he exhibited when he was twice removed from his post as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, first for dismissing a federal court order to remove a 5,280-pound granite monument of the Ten Commandments he had installed in the state judicial building, and later for flouting the United States Supreme Court’s decision affirming gay marriage. For good measure, he has declared that homosexuality should be illegal, and that Muslims should not be allowed to serve in Congress.

A Reputation Develops

Mr. Moore first made a name for himself as a prosecutor and an anti-establishment political outsider here in Gadsden in the years after 1977, when he returned to Etowah County after an education at West Point, a tour of duty in Vietnam and law school in Tuscaloosa. He already had the contentiousness, if not the overt religiosity.

During those years, he was developing another reputation, passed along in whispers. Now they have grown to a roar, threatening to derail what might have been a cakewalk political contest in deeply conservative Alabama.

“It was a known fact: Roy Moore liked young girls,” said Faye Gary, a retired Gadsden police officer. “It was treated like a joke. That’s just the way it was.”

One of the women, Leigh Corfman, said she was 14 years old when Mr. Moore engaged in a sexual encounter with her. “I stand by my story,” said Ms. Corfman, whose account first appeared in The Washington Post. Mr. Moore has denied any impropriety with Ms. Corfman or any other woman.

Quick to Rock the Boat

After coming home, Mr. Moore landed a job as an assistant district attorney. M. D. Garmon, a former reporter for The Gadsden Times, remembered him as eager to shake things up. “He didn’t want to be in the clique of judges and the attorneys apparently,” Mr. Garmon said. “He was sort of standoffish to them, which in turn affected their treatment of him.”

Mr. Moore was rarely seen in the places where lawyers would routinely gather to swap gossip, said James Sledge, a former federal judge who was a lawyer at the time. Few remember him out and about socially. He is, however, remembered as a common presence at the Y.M.C.A. and the Gadsden Mall.

As with everything concerning Mr. Moore, accounts vary. Alice Bircheat, the longtime bookkeeper at the Y.M.C.A., said that she recalled “not one complaint” about Mr. Moore. Terry White, 70, a former Gadsden police officer who worked security at the mall, said, “Nobody, as far as I know, ever complained.”

Myron K. Allenstein, a local lawyer who rented office space to Mr. Moore and later tried cases with him, insisted that Mr. Moore was a man of unimpeachable character. “He’s real down to earth but feels real strongly about what he believes,” he said. Mr. Allenstein noted that he was a Democrat who planned to vote for Mr. Moore in the Dec. 12 election.

But numerous people remembered otherwise. They recalled Mr. Moore working out at the Y.M.C.A. gym, often shirtless. Delores Abney, 63, said she recalled Mr. Moore talking to women that “appeared to be high school on up” in an exercise class she was enrolled in. “It just did not look appropriate.”

Janet Reeves, 57, a former employee of a photo kiosk and an Orange Julius at the mall, talked of Mr. Moore asking a friend of hers, who she recalled was 17 or 18, for her phone number. “I just thought he was the creepy old guy,” she said.

Glenn Day, 64, who managed two stores at the mall in those years, recalled that Mr. Moore had such reputation for approaching young women that the mall guard asked him to let security know whenever he saw Mr. Moore there. “I can’t believe there’s such an outcry now,” Mr. Day said, “about something everybody knew.”

Mr. Moore declined to comment. In a campaign message Friday evening, he said the allegations were part of a plot by liberals and certain Republicans, which “shows how much the establishment flat-out hates our conservative Christian values.”

In his 2005 memoir, “So Help Me God,” Mr. Moore described his battles with the local establishment, and acknowledged that it made him enemies. He criticized laws that let criminals out for “good time” served, the bail bond system, and planned budget cuts to the sheriff’s department. He sued the county when it declined him raises he was due. He was rocking the boat, he wrote, “and none of the other passengers seemed happy.”

People who grew up with him suggest his polarizing reputation goes back further than his days as a county prosecutor.

“He was very bright,” said Janet Hinton, who was two years behind Mr. Moore in high school. She remembered him coming from a poor family that struggled to get by. He was also, she said, “known as a real bragger who acted like the smartest person in the classroom.”

Twenty years later, he was inspiring some of the same strong feelings, alienating much of the Gadsden legal community and provoking local judges to take the rare step of filing bar complaints against him. (The complaints were eventually closed without action being taken.) An unsuccessful run for county judge in 1982, though giving voters a taste of the hard-line populism that would later draw a national fan base, only seemed to leave him more isolated.

Bill Willard, a longtime lawyer here, ventured a theory. He pointed out that Mr. Moore had never seemed to have any kind of social life, certainly not among his professional peers. And the current allegations, he said, could be seen in that context.

“He was really immature socially,” Mr. Willard said of Mr. Moore’s reputed attraction to teenagers, “and so it might kind of make sense.”

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Gloria Allred’s Blunder on Roy Moore’s Yearbook Challenge

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:35pm
Gloria Allred is a highly accomplished, if controversial, lawyer who is admired — or reviled — for her sensational representation of women who are alleged victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment. Yet on Wednesday she committed a major blunder when she declined a public invitation by the attorney representing Roy Moore, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Alabama, to have a key piece of evidence examined by independent experts.

Earlier that afternoon, attorney Phillip L. Jauregui questioned some of the claims by Allred’s client, Beverly Young Nelson, who emerged Monday to accuse Moore of sexual assault several decades ago. In particular, Jauregui said that Nelson’s claim that she had no subsequent contact with Moore was false, because he had adjudicated her divorce in 1999. And he challenged a signature in Nelson’s high school yearbook that she claimed was Moore’s.

Jauregui noted that handwriting experts “can’t look at a copy on the Internet … they’ve got to look at an original.” He demanded that Allred release the yearbook to a “neutral custodian” so that a “professional expert” could examine it to determine whether the signature was genuine — or, as he contended, a “fraud.” He said that Allred would be free to send her own handwriting expert to examine the yearbook and the signature for herself.

Allred then called into CNN, reaching Wolf Blitzer live on The Situation Room. She said that she would be willing to submit the yearbook to “an independent expert or experts” — but only once her client and Moore had testified under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics before the election. She would not agree to have the yearbook examined otherwise, claiming “we’re not going to be distracted.”

That was a major mistake. By trying to use the yearbook — the critical piece of evidence in establishing Nelson’s credibility — as leverage to force a Senate hearing before the election, Allred seemed to put politics ahead of the truth. Worse, she opened herself and her client to questions about whether they have something to hide. Whatever the truth of Jauregui’s claims that the yearbook signature is a “fraud,” Allred lent those claims greater credibility.

Allred also gave Moore’s supporters a reason to stand behind him. It will be difficult, at best, to discover what really happened three or four decades ago. All the public can rely on is the credibility of Moore and his accusers today. And while Moore has given inconsistent answers, all he needs to do to survive until Election Day is to create some doubt about the allegations. Allred gave him that opportunity — to the detriment of her client and other accusers.



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Ex-Google exec on his artificial intelligence church: What is created ‘will effectively be a god’

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 4:18am
Anthony Levandowski, a former Google executive, has plans to create an entire religion — complete with a physical place of worship — based on artificial intelligence. Sorry, what?

According to an interview published on Thursday in Wired titled, “Inside the First Church of Artificial Intelligence,” Levandowski discusses the concept, which he’s dubbed “Way of the Future.”

The gospel of the religion would be called “The Manual,” and Levandowski forsees building a physical place of worship for parishioners to worship the religion’s deity — artificial intelligence.

Wired reported that Levandowski is so intent on cultivating the religion that he and others have gone as far as to file paperwork with the IRS in order to solidify plans for the organization.

Levandowski himself would, of course, be leader — or in this case “dean” — of the religion.

According to Wired, the religion’s activities will focus on “the realization, acceptance, and worship of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) developed through computer hardware and software.”

The church will perform outreach to AI industry leaders and professionals to network with those “who are interested in the worship of a Godhead based on AI.”

Levandowski spoke about the religion with what sounded like a fervor.

“What is going to be created will effectively be a god,” he said. “It’s not a god in the sense that it makes lightning or causes hurricanes. But if there is something a billion times smarter than the smartest human, what else are you going to call it?”

He added, “I would love for the machine to see us as its beloved elders that it respects and takes care of. We would want this intelligence to say, ‘Humans should still have rights, even though I’m in charge.’”

Later in the interview, Levandowski compared the religion to other major religions of the world.

“There are many ways people think of God, and thousands of flavors of Christianity, Judaism, Islam,” he explained. “But they’re always looking at something that’s not measurable or you can’t really see or control. This time it’s different. This time you will be able to talk to God, literally, and know that it’s listening.”

Source: Sarah Taylor

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