Friday, March 31, 2017

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This may not be entirely true but their behavior suggests it could well be true.  Quote: "Montgomery County, Md., is one of the richest counties in the country. It’s also an extremely left-wing progressive county that prides itself on being “welcoming,” which is liberal code for a sanctuary county. The sanctuary status is not official, according to county leaders. They pretend they aren’t fully on board with sanctuary policies because they don’t want to lose federal money, but they are.  That unofficial status pushed the city of Rockville to out-liberal its county and push to put their sanctuary status on the books, taking steps in that direction just two weeks ago.  A new horrific crime may put that dream on hold.  Last Thursday, a 14-year-old student Rockville High School allegedly was forced into the boys’ bathroom and violently raped by two of her fellow freshman students. Those student were not typical students, they were grown men – ages 17 and 18.  Why were two men old enough to join the military in the 9th grade? Because they were assigned freshman status by the “welcoming” schools, no questions asked.  At least one of the men, 18-year-old Henry Sanchez, is in the country illegally. As for the other, 17-year-old Jose Montano, officials won’t comment on his status because he’s underage."

This senator has no business serving in her elected office.  As a hard core partisan she does not understand that presidential appointees work for the current president, not the former president.  Quote: "The Massachusetts senator, a champion of the Democrat's liberal base, prodded Acosta to take a public stance against President Trump. The nominee did not bite, saying he would not weigh in on such manners because the president sets policy. The back and forth led Warren to accuse him of dodging "every one of my questions" and hiding "behind an executive order."  "I haven't spoken to individuals at the Department of Labor [about the policies] because I have not been confirmed," Acosta said.  "If you cant give me straight answers on your views on this … and commit to stand behind workers then I don’t have any confidence you're the right person for this job," Warren said." 

It is a good deed if you give money to a panhandler addicted to alcohol?  Quote: "Let's get the obvious out of the way: The pope is a good man. His heart is in the right place. He cares about the less fortunate among us. And so should we all.  But isn't this the same old paternalism liberals are famous for? Isn't this the same kind of thinking that created and perpetuated the welfare state here in America -- the same kind of compassion that in too many cases left generation after generation no better off than when the supposed compassion started?  Liberals may genuinely think they're helping, but they're not the ones paying the price for their compassion."

One really does have to wonder who the mainstream media is looking after.  They issue item after item of how bad repealing Obamacare will be.  Never mind the facts.  Quote: "Tennessee's insurance commissioner has warned that ACA exchanges are "very near collapse," as providers have bailed out of the state. Two of the 10 Obamacare "victims" invited to the White House hail from Tennessee. Trump's "victims" resemble many Americans who resent Obamacare. They work hard and are successful so they often don't qualify for federal subsidies. They are paying higher premiums for policies with higher deductibles and limited access to once beloved doctors. Many voted for Obama, in part because they believed his promise, that if they liked their doctor, they could keep their doctor.  Wrong. The fact-checking organization PolitiFact rated, "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it" as its 2013 Lie of the Year. 

What a difference.  The "oh so concerned" Democrats did nothing to address this problem for three years.  Trump takes action within two months.  Speaking of  those concerned Democrats, James Woods, one of the honest good guys in Hollywood, reveals in this note what they have done.  He hits the mark.

Far too many give the government the benefit of doubt.  That is a serious mistake.  This is just one of many examples why.  Our government engages in legalized theft under the guise of civil asset forfeiture.  Quote: "In jolly old England, Robin Hood stole from the rich to give to the poor.  In modern-day America, greedy government goons steal from the innocent to give to the corrupt under court- and legislature-sanctioned schemes called civil asset forfeiture. In fact, according to The Washington Post, “law enforcement took more stuff from people than burglars did.”  This is how the American police state continues to get rich: by stealing from the citizenry.  Here’s how the whole ugly business works in a nutshell.  First, government agents (usually the police) use a broad array of tactics to profile, identify, target and arrange to encounter (in a traffic stop, on a train, in an airport, in public, or on private property) those  individuals who might be traveling with a significant amount of cash or possess property of value. Second, these government agents—empowered by the courts and the legislatures—seize private property (cash, jewelry, cars, homes and other valuables) they “suspect” may be connected to criminal activity.  Then—and here’s the kicker—whether or not any crime is actually proven to have taken place, without any charges being levied against the property owner, or any real due process afforded the unlucky victim, the property is forfeited to the government, which often divvies it up with the local police who helped with the initial seizure.

This type of information is hard to stomach.  Quote: "Nancy Pelosi, one of the most vile corrupt Democrats in the party, actually said: “The Republican bill is one of the largest transfers of wealth from working families to the richest people in our country — Robin Hood in reverse.”  Nancy Pelosi always bashes the “rich” when in fact she is constantly involved in money schemes and scandals with her husband. The scandals with Pelosi over money have been numerous. Her and her husband just walk on water and fill their pockets, for there is never enough for them. They have become notorious in real estate deals and install people in high places to get personal gains. They have been involved in insider trading in stock deals. She has steered projects in which she had a personal undisclosed interest. Her greed and scandals are endless, and many people in California want to secede from the United States because of Trump, yet they keep sending corrupt people to Washington like Nancy Pelosi and Diane Feinstein. Even some of the delusional people in Silicon Valley urged to secede after Trump won.  Pelosi may be one of the most corrupt politicians in the Democrats after the Clintons. Her comment that the Republicans are proposing “one of the largest transfers of wealth from working families to the richest people in our country” is just amazingly so dishonest. The very design of everything the Democrats have set up has been based upon a transfer of wealth from one generation to another. The structural design of Obamacare is another Ponzi Scheme."

The left's insistence that illegal immigrants deserve our protection is grossly misguided.  What is that that gives them the right to ignore the meaning of the word "illegal"?  They broke the law.  If we citizens break the law who is there to protect us?  Even worse far too many illegal immigrants break other laws needlessly inflicting harm on people, property, taxpayer and judicial resources.  The point is if they were not here, such harm would not exist.  This is just one of hundreds of examples.
Normal average people of all races and ethnicities should be disturbed by the implications of this piece.  Quote: "As a Caucasian, I am told there is ‘white racism’, ‘white privilege’, and ‘toxic whiteness’ by the Cultural Marxists. Because I am wedded to my skin, I cannot free myself from these at will. My inherent racial sin will follow me for life. But I discovered there are some people who are sometimes ‘white’, and sometimes ‘not-white’. How curious. I have noted that their self-designation changes at will, depending on circumstance. This seems duplicitous and deceitful to me. In Marxism, you are always a victim or oppressor – or so I thought.  Are whites being played for fools here?"

After you read this you will understand the claim that the IRS and its political leftist orientation is anti-American, anti-Christian and anti-conservative.  They delay/ignore actions and/or punish organizations they don't like and speed things through for those they do like.  At least that was the case while Obama was in charge.  We will have to see if their attitude changes with a new boss in town.

George Burns

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This piece suggests massive surveillance of private citizens is in fact happening.  Quote: "The lawyer who founded Judicial Watch and later Freedom Watch, Larry Klayman, has sent a letter to Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, asking him to look at a whistleblower’s evidence of “systematic illegal surveillance on prominent Americans, again including the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, prominent businessmen such as Donald Trump, and even yours truly.”  That spying was done, Klayman’s letter contends, by the FBI.  It’s become a major issue following President Trump’s assertion that he and Trump Tower were spied upon by the federal government, and the subsequent denials by intelligence and law-enforcement officials, including FBI Director James Comey, who famously cleared Hillary Clinton on accusations she mishandled classified information as U.S. secretary of state.  Klayman has been working with Dennis Montgomery, a former NSA and Central Intelligence Agency contractor who “left the NSA and CIA with 47 hard drives and over 600 million pages of information, much of which is classified.” 

Who are the real power brokers running our government.  This piece provides insight.  Quote: "The Big Club are massive and complex networks of lobbying groups who actually write legislation.  What follows, depending on their own evaluation of importance therein, are payments to the politicians to go and sell their construct.  The amount of payment varies depending on how valuable the construct is to the interests of the Club.  Big legislative constructs that provide the Club large income increases are worth more than smaller ones.  This is the accurate background framework to consider ObamaCare.  Within The BIG CLUB there are, essentially, two larger factions with interest: Big Labor and Wall Street (big crony-business).  There are other factions like Big Green (Al Gore) etc. However, for the sake of ObamaCare the two that matter are “Big Labor” (AFL-CIO, SEIU, AFSCME, UFCW etc), and Wall Street (U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue).  The Big Club has paid for ObamaCare’s construct, and they are not going to allow their sales force to walk away from it.  From their position, this is a massive ‘multi-multi-hundreds-of-millions’ expenditure that has already taken place. Tom Donohue (U.S. CoC) already lost hundreds of millions when his construct (his team actually did the writing) of TPP was lost due to Donald Trump.   Donohue’s TPP loss followed the loss of Comprehensive Immigration Reform (2014 Dave Brat), and his loss of Common Core Education standards, again with Donald Trump.
Donohue spent hundreds of millions on Gang of Eight, Common Core, TPP and there is no way Tom Donohue is going to accept losing his biggest investment to date, Obamacare."  
This is a very, very unfortunate legacy that history will document and which will destroy any good he may have done.

The political left continues to assure us that things Trump said about problems with Muslims in Sweden are false.  Everything there is wonderful.  This piece suggests Trump is right and they are patently wrong.

If politicians did their homework they would know when they were displaying ignorance.  Or maybe they just don't care to deal with facts or the truth.

This piece reveals that federal law enforcement resources are being overwhelmed by illegal immigrants.  Quote: "Immigration-related crimes made up half of all federal law enforcement arrests in 2014, according to a new Department of Justice report released Thursday.  Immigration offenses accounted for more than 81,000 of the 165,256 arrests made by federal authorities in 2014, the Bureau of Justice Statistics found in its study. Nearly two-thirds of the total number of federal arrests occurred in the five jurisdictions that sit along the U.S.-Mexican border. The report further found those arrested along the U.S. southern border to be more likely than those arrested in any other region in the country to return to federal prison within three years of release."   This bit of information comes courtesy of our liberal friends who seem not to be bothered by reality.  Worse yet consider this.   The illogical logic of liberals is beyond belief.  Unbelievably their support of illegals and refugees who do bad things suggests they care more for them than their own children.  What a warped sense of morality. 

Most people understand that the left has not been doing well with the majority of Americans for the past several years.  This item examines this topic. Quote: "m considering making each entry in this space for the next several weeks a continuation of the argument that today’s modern Left and the Democrat Party it drives is a movement by and for people incapable of doing a proper job.  This wasn’t always true, mind you. Not completely. After all, it was Democrats who ran the antebellum South, and their idea of running a successful economy was forced agricultural labor to benefit a medieval-style aristocracy. But on the other hand, the Left demonstrated quite often in the past that it was awfully good at winning political arguments — so good, in fact, that it could win them on the basis of patent untruths. The American Left’s myth-making and invention of useful narratives starting in the middle of the 20th century and running to about 2010 will go down as one of the more successful efforts at shaping culture, both political and otherwise, in human history. Controlling the discussion, amid abject failure in government, education, and business (Detroit, for example, or Solyndra, or what they’ve done to Yale or the motion picture industry), has been a feat defying proper explanation. They’re to be congratulated for their skill in masking, if not weaponizing, their failure through narrative. Democrats can’t run an inner city? Accuse everyone else of racism — including the middle class, white and black, who run screaming to the suburbs to escape the failing public schools, rampant crime, cratering infrastructure, and naked corruption."

This is a good move.  Giving tax payer money which gets used to buy illegal drugs to those on welfare is totally wrong.  Looks like it is going to stop.

Things like this cannot but give one the strong impression that Monsanto is a criminal enterprise.

Is this inappropriate or what?   A bit of common sense to counter the previous item.  First note how the problem they created is being solved and then read the real suggestion that details how to fix the mess.

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This item is truly worth reflection.  It clarifies what has been muddied by design.  Quote: "This isn’t how the corporate world operates at all. Majority shareholders aren’t interested in “diversity.” They’re interested in remaining majority shareholders. That’s why they prefer to feel the pain of obliterated social capital, foreign colonies, migrant crime, and H1B’d jobs vicariously while on a private jet to Monaco. It’s useful to understand this relative value perception to know why citizen shares in countries are so routinely discounted by the rich. For most people, their house represents a significant portion of their wealth. Thus granting equal shares of it to a dozen mestizo squatters would pose egregious loss. Yet for any of the men named herein, their residence represents an infinitesimal component of their wealth. Losing a house is nothing to losing a cocktail party invite. They could give a house to Somalis for the charity glow alone, while suffering no more of a comparative loss than a penny out of your pocket. Their true castle is their fame, wealth, prestige, and brand. And these they are not at all willing to give to refugees. Your home, however, is quite another story.

This is so true.  Quote: "All addictions -- whether to drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex or cigarettes -- are very hard to escape.  There is one addiction, however, that may be more difficult than any other to escape, in part because it is not even regarded as an addiction. It is entitlements addiction, the addiction to getting something for nothing.  One indication as to the power of entitlements addiction is the fact that while great numbers of people have voluntarily given up drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc. -- almost always at great pain -- few give up an addiction to entitlements. For the majority of able-bodied people who get cash payments, food stamps, subsidized housing, free or subsidized health insurance, and other welfare benefits, the thought of giving up any one of those and beginning to pay for them with their own earned money is as hard as giving up alcohol is for an alcoholic.  Politicians know this, which is why it is close to impossible to ever reduce entitlements. And, of course, the left knows this, which is why the left almost always wins a debate over entitlements. Every American who is the beneficiary of an entitlement backs them, and many who are not beneficiaries of entitlements would like to be."

By now everyone knows what happened to Ryancare.  It flopped and in my view rightly so.  To say that others have not worked on viable replacements is wrong.  Several have been circulated.  This is a synopsis supported by analysis developed by the Heritage Foundation.  This item addresses the high cost of pharmaceuticals and what could possibly happen."  http/    There may well be a silver lining with the failure of Ryancare.    Want to see some Republican hypocrisy and deception.  Take a look at this.    Republicans deceived the voters who believed they really wanted to repeal Obamacare.  Ryan is at the head of the list of the hypocritical deceeivers.  The Freedom Caucus was right to fight him and expose all the other hypocrites.  Trump should be mad as all get out. 

What is your view of the Republicans failure to pass a new healthcare law?  This item takes a look at the fallout.  Quote: "Because Obamacare remains intact, healthcare remains in morbid free-fall. Doctors are still quitting the medical field, with premiums rising, health insurance exchanges failing, and hospitals closing. Democrats did themselves no favors in fighting against reforms. Obamacare is still an albatross hanging around their necks, and they will have to blatantly lie to voters that it’s working, or that somehow the Republicans are to blame because … they keep trying to fix the mess created by the Democratic Party.  So, should Democrats around the country pat themselves on the back for stopping another disaster? Perhaps they deserve a little bit of credit, since they were loud. The true glory and applause belong to Republicans across the country who hammered the Congressional majority to reject “Obamacare-lite.”   And, "Candidate Trump promised to repeal Obamacare. He also offered a health care program that he would take care of everybody. Nothing could make that happen more quickly than getting rid of Obamacare, then repealing the other mandates, regulations, and limitations which have made bureaucrats happy, but have made Americans unhealthy. Congressional Republicans don’t even have to “start over.” Back to the 2015 Reconciliation Bill, Republicans. Every time I called a House Rep to reject RyanCare, I also told them to reintroduce the previous bill. This is not a difficult process, people. US Senator Mike Lee is already on the job.  There is a silver lining to this RyanCare defeat. The Speaker may face an early retirement, just like predecessor John “Don’t Make Me Do This! It’s Too Hard!” Boehner. Principled Republicans like Dave Brat have further established their non-establishment cred, too. May their tribe increase … and again influence in Congress."   I don't know about you but I am glad it was defeated.  Repeal and replace is absolutely necessary.  Tweaking Obamacare to make it Ryancare is NOT the solution.  A market place solution is the answer with a sound safety net for those in real need.  Government needs to get out of the way.   Here is an addendum.

This is what is likely to happen and will produce a much better solution than Ryancare ever would have been.

Democrat support for abortion is support for murder.  That is a fact.  They want to deny Judge Gorsuch a seat on the Supreme Court because he does not support murder in any case.  Quote: "[Senator] Feinstein drew on the issue of abortion for her criticism — saying that she probably will oppose Gorsuch because he believes “the intentional taking of a human life by private persons is always wrong.”  And, "“Already, Democratic Senators are on the attack. They understand the historic nature of this nomination. Left-wing groups have used the courts and reckless judicial decisions to impose their agenda on the people. But that could all end soon,” he said. “Judge Gorsuch has pledged to obey the Constitution and to respect the limited role of judges. Judges are not policy makers. Judges are not politicians. And when the Supreme Court restrains itself, the Left typically loses.”

More evidence of coordinated leftist corruption between government and Planned Parenthood.  Quote: "The Democratic attorneys general who investigated and charged the two videographers behind the 2015 tapes revealing Planned Parenthood's efforts to sell fetal tissue have received tens of thousands of dollars from abortion supporters.  Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed 15 charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress for violating the privacy of Planned Parenthood employees and abortion doctors by publicizing candid comments about their operations."   This is a case where the discover of rank lawlessness is being charged with crimes while at the same time political partisans ignore the actual criminals because they belong to the politically acceptable group.   Read/view this and tell me the organization is worthy of praise and our tax dollars.

This is an example of rank Democrat hypocrisy.  They claim Republicans should not do what they did when they were in charge.

The Democrats and anti-Trumpers are elated and think they are winning their war against Trump.  This item begs to differ.

What Devin Nunes Knows

California Rep. Adam Schiff may not offer much by way of substance, but give him marks for political flimflam. The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee was so successful at ginning up fake outrage over his Republican counterpart that he successfully buried this week’s only real (and bombshell) news.
Mr. Schiff and fellow Democrats spent this week accusing Chairman Devin Nunes of carrying water for President Trump, undermining the committee’s Russia investigation, and hiding information. The press dutifully regurgitated the outrage, as well as Mr. Schiff’s calls for Mr. Nunes to recuse himself from the investigation into possible Russian electoral meddling.
All this engineered drama served to deep-six the important information Americans urgently deserve to know. Mr. Nunes has said he has seen proof that the Obama White House surveilled the incoming administration—on subjects that had nothing to do with Russia—and that it further unmasked (identified by name) transition officials. This is goes far beyond a mere scandal. It’s a potential crime. 

The Yasser Arafat of the Democratic Party

The late terrorist Yasser Arafat (1929-2004) was famous for saying one thing to American media and the opposite to Palestinian audiences. To U.S. presidents and chief diplomatic correspondents he would profess his desire for peace and for a two-state solution, while to Arabs and Muslims he would impugn Jews, hint at Israel's abolition, and incite and pay for anti-Semitic violence. His problem was that, like most liars, he was eventually found out. President George W. Bush saw through Arafat's skein of deception and disengaged from the self-defeating "peace process" that he had manipulated to his advantage for decades. By the time of Arafat's death, it was clear that any practical improvement in the Israeli-Palestinian relationship would have to bypass the Palestinian autocrat. He just couldn't be trusted.
It is by this standard that I hereby judge Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer to be the Yasser Arafat of the Democratic Party. Schumer is so practiced at saying one thing to Democratic elites and another to the Democratic base that it is easy to fall for his charade. But neither Arafat nor Schumer should fool you. Schumer is a hypocrite and a liar and out for no one but himself. And it is for these reasons that his threat to filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch should be viewed with incredulity. 

The Fall of Donald Trump (and Why It Ain’t Happening)

The buzzards are out. These are a subspecies, Bueto Nevertrump vulpinus. The carcass of healthcare reform has them circling. No, actually, they believe it’s the carcass of Donald Trump’s presidency. Repeal and replace dies, so the automatics kick in. “Trump’s failed. He was never up to the job. His presidency hangs by a thread!” And the variation: “It’s good Trump failed, ‘cause Paul Ryan’s bill was a vehicle for socialized medicine. Trump’s an unscrupulous lib. He’s a pretender, and now there’s more proof!”  
Not proof, mind you, of House GOP incompetence. Not proof of a weak speaker and flabby leadership team. Cut ‘em slack. House Republicans only had seven years to figure out healthcare reform and get their act together. The failure belongs to Trump, and shows that his presidency is beginning to unravel… 40-odd days into his administration. The next three years and 325 days are just epilogue.
Reports of Trump’s political death aren’t just exaggerated. They’re absurd. It’s sky-high wishful thinking. So is the cliché that Trump’s itching to go left. It doesn’t stack up against the facts. For those who pegged Trump as a charlatan from the get-go, it’s a never-ending quest for validation. They just can’t be wrong. They’re always doubling down.   
If Trump’s first 40-plus days in the White House are any indication, he has a real crack at making an historic presidency. He could rechart the nation’s course for a generation -- in ways that advance liberty and prosperity.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mexican Attorney General Charged With Drug Trafficking at San Diego Border

An attorney general from a Mexican state was arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border south of San Diego for allegedly smuggling and trying to distribute drugs over a period of years, according to charges filed by the state of New York in early March.
The State of New York filed drug trafficking charges against Edgar Veytia, Nayarit's state prosecutor, on March 2, which led to his arrest on Monday, according to the indictment and authorities
Veytia was taken into custody Monday at the Cross Border Xpress bridge, which links Tijuana Airport to the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection representative Ralph Desio confirmed.
Veytia, also known as “Diablo,” “Eepp,” and “Lic Veytia,” was indicted on charges including international conspiracy to illegally import, manufacture and distribute heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and cocaine. 

JUDICIAL WATCH Releases State Department Emails Clinton/Abedin Sending CLASSIFIED Information Through Unsecured Email Accounts/It Gets Worse.

This is as bad as it gets as far as Clinton and Abedin using unsecured email accounts to send CLASSIFIED INFORMATION.  These records show 29 previously undisclosed Clinton emails – a total of which is now at least 288 emails that were not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department.  If FBI Director Comey cared enough to have done a proper investigation into this case, he might want to know this contradicts statements by Clinton that, “as far as she knew” all of her government emails were turned over to the State Department.
Clinton’s lies grow and grow even as she is no longer Secretary of State or running for President.  It will never end, and I blame James Comey for this.  He can never be forgiven for what he has allowed to continue.  In this case, classified material was sent to Clinton and Abedin’s unsecure email accounts that was information “to be kept secret in the interest of national defense or foreign policy; foreign relations or foreign activities of the US, including confidential sources.” 

FBI director James Comey 'wanted to reveal Russian meddling months before the election but was talked out of it by the Obama administration'

  • James Comey presented a draft op-ed to top Obama administration officials during a White House meeting in June or July, sources say
  • The op-ed unveiled information about Russia's interference in the 2016 election
  • His idea was rejected because officials thought the message would have more impact coming from multiple agencies
  • He revealed last week the FBI is investigating Russian meddling in the election
FBI director James Comey wanted to go public with information about Russia's interference in the 2016 election as early as last summer but was reportedly barred from doing so by the Obama administration.
According to Newsweek sources, Comey presented a draft op-ed to top administration officials during a White House meeting in June or July. 
'He had a draft of it or an outline,' the source said. 'He held up a piece of paper in a meeting and said, 'I want to go forward, what do people think of this?''

Bearing Witness As Cities Die

Having lived in three of the nation’s most dangerous cities – Detroit, Baltimore and a short stint in Chicago – I’ve seen the remains of some once-great American metropolises. Outside of pockets (the north side of Chicago, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the small, surging sections of downtown Detroit among them), their better days were behind them by the time I came along. But I could see the shells of what once was.
Still, seeing the aftermath and living through the decline are two entirely different experiences. Until a time machine is invented, I never will fully know more than the second-hand stories echoing from the shells of these lost cities.
Hope springs eternal, though much slower as time passes. I’ve seen some rebirths in the midst of decline. But with each new story of a horrific crime or crazed city government initiative, a root is ripped from the future.
As I said, I’ve only seen these cities after they had passed their prime. My time wandering the hull of Michigan Central Station in Detroit in the middle of the night with friends never will replace the firsthand knowledge of living the spectrum from its glory days till now. 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Russia scandal? Inside the Obama-Clinton uranium deal

Tens of millions of dollars from uranium investors flowed into the Clinton Foundation, and Bill Clinton received a $500,000 speaking fee from a Russian bank tied to the Kremlin before Secretary of State Hillary Clinton helped decide whether to approve the sale to the Russian government of a company that held one-fifth of America’s uranium capacity.
That’s the “deal” that Donald Trump referenced in a tweet Tuesday morning in which he essentially said that if Congress really wants to find evidence of U.S. politicians colluding with the Russians, it should investigate the $145 million in donations the Clintons’ received from uranium investors before Russia’s energy agency Rostatom secured the purchase of Uranium One.
Trump tweeted: “Why isn’t the House Intelligence Committee looking into the Bill & Hillary deal that allowed big Uranium to go to Russia, Russian speech.”
He followed up with: “… money to Bill, the Hillary Russian “reset,” praise of Russia by Hillary, or Podesta Russian Company. Trump Russia story is a hoax. #MAGA!”
Meanwhile, Congress is examining allegations that the president and his aides colluded with Russia to defeat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
The 2010 deal for a majority stake of Canadian-based Uranium One – which required approval from Clinton’s State Department and eight other federal agencies – and its plausible connection to major donations to the Clinton Foundation was exposed by author Peter Schweizer in his book “Clinton Cash and confirmed in a 3,000 word, front-page story by the New York Times.

Clinton, Bush GAO director: Federal government is 'too big'

The former comptroller general for Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush said Wednesday that the nation's huge national debt is a sign that the U.S. has strayed far from the original reasons the country was founded.
"From a broader perspective, the United States has strayed from many of the key principles and values that it was founded on and which made us great," former Comptroller General David Walker told a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee in prepared remarks.
"The federal government has also grown too big, promised too much, and needs to enact a variety of reforms in order to help create a better future for our country and its citizens," he said. 

Did This Former Obama Official Just Disclose That Trump's Team Was Spied On?

Former Obama official Evelyn Farkas appeared on MSNBC this week to discuss a March 1 story in The New York Times about how the “Obama administration rushed to preserve intelligence of Russian election hacking.”
Co-host Mika Brzezinski introduced Farkas, who was deputy assistant secretary of defense in the Obama administration, saying she “actually knew about this attempt to get and preserve information…and were doing some work yourself.”
Farkas responded by admitting her colleagues worked to preserve intelligence on Trump’s staff before President Obama left the White House.
“Well, I was urging my former colleagues, and, and, frankly speaking, the people on the Hill, it was more actually aimed at telling the Hill people, get as much information as you can – get as much intelligence as you can – before President Obama leaves the administration,” said Farkas, who’s now a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.
“Because I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior [Obama] people who left. So it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy, um, that the Trump folks – if they found out how we knew what we knew about their, the Trump staff, dealing with Russians – that they would try to compromise those sources and methods — meaning we would no longer have access to that intelligence.” 

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*A very interesting ruling by a federal judge.  Quote: "Judge Evans didn’t mince words in her 18-page order allowing the case to move forward, and dismissing CNN’s attempt to get it thrown out of court.”  Conservatives have accused CNN of being biased and unfair for years.  Now, at least in this one instance, a federal court agrees.

The ladies on ABC's The View have been the subject of past items.  Here is another one that cements any doubt as to their extreme bias and lack of decency when talking about anyone who differs with their "enlightened" points of view.    They are a disgraceful lot.

This is an insightful piece pointing out the harm media does by injecting their biases into what should be news. 

This investigative reporter runs counter to the attitudes and actions found in the vast majority of the mainstream media.

Read this and tell me that NBC news is not part of the left wing gun grabbing mafia.

*Very true portrayal of a self absorbed, dishonest and leftist promoting media.  Quote: "Here's another recent example of media bias. TIME Magazine had a cover story (1/30/17) showing a defiant Trump at his inauguration. After several pages on the new president including his aims to destroy the status quo and on those opponents who strive to undermine him, the magazine then had an article entitled, “The President Who Loved.”  Who is that dealing with? President Obama. Even in his post-presidency, the mainstream media continues what veteran CBS newsman Bernard Goldberg once called in a book its “slobbering love affair” with Obama in the 2008 election. Was TIME implying: Trump hates, Obama loves?  Of course, a free and independent press is essential to a free and independent country. But a conservative’s free speech rights include the opportunity to criticize the obvious bias to the left of the main gatekeepers of America’s media."  Obama loves????  My foot!!!!  Yes, he loves to spout off his nonsense and rhapsodize about his wisdom and admonish those who do not consider him being almost god like.  He is nothing but a self absorbed, egotistical, arrogant human who despises anyone who does not agree with him. His history is filled with destructive socialistic actions which never produce a positive outcome.  Just take a good look at his terms in office, especially his last year.  No one but his favored cronies benefitted from his reign.  Nothing but destructive and hateful stuff - all with a big smile on his face.  Then look at what he is now up to - plotting to destroy Trump's presidency.  Any sane, clear headed person cannot but find him to be a far, far, far less than nice person. 

Quote: "Of course, Thomas Friedman of the New York Times has won the Pulitzer Prize three times – it seems it has become the award that does celebrate yellow journalism for whom it was named. If the Democrats were clean, then even if Russia hacked the DNC, there would have been nothing to release. Moreover, nobody has accused Russia of altering one single email. This is outrageous blaming Russia for their candidate losing instead of admitting they got caught.  This interview is a disgrace to the New York Times and to MSNBC. Comparing the hack of DNC to Pearl Harbor and 911 where thousands of people died is just insulting."

*The mainstream media takes a big hit in this piece.  Here is another CNN example of reporting what it wanted instead of the facts.

*Examples that expose the mainstream media for what it really is.  Quote: "The mainstream media have stepped up their complaints about President Trump amid pious howls mostly about the First Amendment. The issue, however, has nothing to do with that. It's that these organizations are openly asserting a right to define, control and impose their world-view on us. That's the real problem. To start, they are defining what is and isn't offensive in America today, claiming they can make those designations even while admitting they don't have all the facts, and that you, the reader, deserve to lose your job if you fall outside of the rigid box they construct."

Wonder why the leftist media does not see, investigate or report on  the very obvious legal and ethical problems with Planned Parenthood.   They instead blindly praise/support this unethical cesspool.

Even some Democrats are willing to call out the mainstream media's dishonesty and their arrogant fake news antics.

This is but one consequence of the mainstream's fake news campaign.

*This is a prime example of mainstream media fake news.    It is unbelievable that the mainstream media is so committed to their dishonesty that they somehow do not think we will discover how dishonest they really are.  Ignoring truth and not reporting it is a form of fake news.   Trump is right.  Swedish government is hiding the truth.  They are propagating fake news.

If the media does not stop their unethical behavior things their standing in the eyes of the public will continue to go down hill.  This item provides insight.   

This is kind of thing the left does to protect themselves from revealing the truth of their positions.

The left wing mainstream media avoids the issue of voter fraud like the plague because they know it works against their "no voter fraud" narrative.  This item explains.  They know the truth but do not want to do anything about it.

Could this NBC news anchor be too dumb to hold her position or have serious memory problems?  This is totally incredible.

George Burns

About Our Mainstream Media 2

The left wing media are lambasting the Trump Administration for firing US attorneys.  They are nothing if not total hypocrites. Quote: "Face it: the success of the leftist mainstream media depends on people being stupid and having no memory.  Do they actually think that they can cover the same thing positively when a Democrat does it and negatively when a Republican does it, and people won’t notice? Apparently, they do, at least when it comes to the recent replacement of US Attorneys (all of whom serve at the pleasure of the president).  When President Bill Clinton did it, they were being “replaced” (as Politico would have it), but when President Donald Trump did it, Politico said they were “ousted.”   More.

Anyone reading this item will see that CNN is a total fraud.  They claim illegal immigrants are not violating the law.   CNN cannot help themselves.

These people need to put a mirror to their face.  If they did they would see why Trump lambastes them with charges of fake news and why a large swath of the public do not trust them.  They routinely actually really do lie and report fake news.  They have to clean house before charging anyone else of damaging the First Amendment. Quote: "When CNN's Jim Acosta addressed the president at last Thursday's raucous news conference, he accused Trump of damaging the First Amendment by his frequent questioning of the media's fairness. It is actually the other way around. Most reporters live in a bubble. They spend time with colleagues who share similar secular-progressive views and believe government is best when it is led by liberal Democrats, no matter how many times they fail the people they are supposed to represent." 

*Want to read some real truth about the mainstream media.  If so, this is a good piece to start with.    Here is another good piece.   

This college professor is a real trip.  No wonder students can't find jobs after graduating.  With professors like this it is a sure thing they learned nothing of importance.

All I have to say about this item is "touché".

In a number of past notes the fact that fact checkers cannot be trusted has been covered.  This is just a reminder to never trust the findings of fact checkers.  Most are liberal and prone to manipulating facts or simply choose to lie.  Here is another example.   The point is to check the facts yourself and never rely on "so called" fact checkers.

More evidence emerges of collusion between CNN and the Clinton campaign.

Is this the type media you can be proud of?   The pettiness and bias of a large percentage of the left wing media is on full display with this small, petty and frankly total foolishness.  They are an embarrassment to their profession.

*It took one of their own to point out how hypocritical the mainstream media is.  They are so biased they no longer recognize their own dishonesty, lack of character and simple decency.  Quote: "Believe it or not the war between the White House and the Fourth Estate did not begin with the Trump administration, at least according to journalist Glenn Greenwald. The current editor-in-chief for The Intercept who gained recognition for his series on Edward Snowden's NSA files in The Guardian, says the bitterness the media feels toward 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue began during President Obama's tenure."

*This is an incredible admission by a MSNBC anchor.  The truth of leftist controlled media finally exposed.  They think their job is to tell Americans what to think.  Quote: "During a lively discussion centered on fears that President Trump is “trying to undermine the media,” MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski let slip the awesome unspoken truth that the media’s “job” is to “actually control exactly what people think.”   Both people in this case are egomaniacal know it all's as they issue forth their "so called" wisdom the rest of us should accept on faith.  Such arrogance is demeaning to the public they are "suppose" to serve.
*John Dickerson seems like a nice enough guy.  But he is a definite liberal - I have watched too many of his interviews to draw any other conclusion.  But he is a big enough man to tell his fellow liberal journalists that it is they and they alone who have ruined the mainstream media's credibility and reputation. Quote: "Which is why Dickerson is right when he says, “The press did all that good work ruining its reputation on its own, and we can have a long conversation about what created that.” America doesn’t trust the media because for the last 16 years we’ve watched them harangue one President and call him a liar (George W. Bush), while allowing the next President to lie almost every day (Barack Obama) without ever holding him accountable!"

Even if this number is not exactly right it points out the truth of the left's irresponsible, irrational and ugly reporting practices when referring to our president.  They always lauded Obama even when what he said was ridiculous or an obvious lie.   They have forsaken any sense of decency or responsible journalism.
What insanity drives these fact checkers to use insane logic to justify their insane conclusions???? 

About Our Mainstream Media 1

This item is presented to document how discombobulated the liberal mainstream has become.  There are many items presented but I do not expect you to read them all.  Select a few to peruse and it should be obvious that the mainstream media is truly out of sorts in both their behavior and what they write and say.   Those marked with an * are particularly interesting.

* The New York Times was especially aggrieved by the president's tweet, writing, "the language that Mr. Trump deployed on Friday is more typically used by leaders to refer to hostile foreign governments or subversive organizations. It also echoed the language of autocrats who seek to minimize dissent."  This is the same "revered" news organization that once waxed poetically about the flossing habits of President Obama and commemorated his 50th birthday with a stomach-churning essay that read like a cheap romance novel. "His brow is mostly smooth, his chin firm, his neck taut," lusted The New York Times writer Denise Grady.  The fact of the matter is the Mainstream Media truly is the enemy of We The People -- they hold us in contempt - treating us like we're a bunch of backwater bigots. I illustrate that point extensively in my new book, "The Deplorables' Guide to Making America Great Again."   This quote tells us all we need to know about our egotistical, self-righteous, self-serving, dishonest and reprehensible mainstream media.

*This is a very interesting item discussing a recent CBS "60 Minutes" program.  I did not see it.  But, wish I had given this accounting.  The piece dealt with fake news.  Quote: "Gone are the days where the only national news you were able to get was at 6:30PM on one of several different networks – nowadays, the news is constant, anyone with an internet connection (including Free Market Shooter) can tell their story, and it is up to the readers to interpret the “real” and “fake” stories as they see fit.  Youtube upstarts are reaching more and more people than traditional media, with less and less legacy costs, despite attempts to subvert their right-leaning politics.  The business model in media is changing, and it is changing at a pace and in a way that has left the legacy mainstream media outlets unable to adapt and compete.  The fact that 60 Minutes feels they need to do a segment, with their as-usual ridiculous bias masquerading as “professional” journalism, is proof enough – they are scared to death that alternative media will put them out of business.  They are fighting back against the threat to their business model, but if you watched the segment, you’d realize that their efforts will be in vain.  The internet has made traditional news outlets a relic, who mostly all repeat the same story from the same source, oftentimes from a “source” who will only continue sharing content and information as long as the stories are told the way the source wants/needs them told.  It is only a matter of time until this business model explodes, and it can’t happen soon enough."    

*It really puzzles me how the left can claim they own the high ground while wallowing in the gutter.  They never, ever report facts like this because they destroy their fake narratives.  This is information that supports Trump's claim that Sweden is in deep trouble due to irrational refugee policies which are in fact wreaking havoc on that country.  Quote: "9 in 10 Gang Rapists In Sweden Are Foreign.  A new report suggests that in cases of gang rape or sexual assaults involving two or more attackers in Sweden, 85 percent of the attackers come from a foreign origin." 

*This item details the extent to which the elitist mainstream media are as dishonest as the day is long.  Speaking to the mainstream media as a body the author notes that "To an extent marvelous to behold, it has become a factory for the production of fake and very fake news: not just the dissemination of lies, half-truths, and unsubstantiated fantasies, but also the perpetuation of that echo-chamber in which political paranoia feeds upon the bitter lees of its impotent irrelevance. As I say, that old adage about the barking dogs and the moving caravan is deeply pertinent to our situation. If Donald Trump is at all successful in his efforts to help the country, we will look back on the behavior of the media and its enablers circa 2017 with a mixture of horror and contempt."

This is the truth and nothing but the truth.  The difference now is that the mainstream media and the opposition party are displaying curiosity and energy not found during the Obama years, years in which such curiosity and energy would have found much disturbing meat to report on.  Now that energy and curiously has returned but not for the good but for the purpose of obstructing if not destroying the Trump administration.

Liberals think mainstream media lies are truth.  Wonder how much they appreciate that displays like this reflect poorly on their intelligence, analytical skills and common sense?

Unbelievable mainstream media reporting. Lie after lie after lie.

The problem with leftist media people like this is they want to spend the country into the ground with all their entitlement programs (which if truth be known are unconstitutional) and then people really will die because their spendthrift ideas are bankrupting the country.

*This Washington Post journalist is without question as the link says she is a hyperpartisan.  This piece does a good job of walking through the dishonesty of so many in the mainstream press.  That they continue to lie, distort, ignore their own writing shows just our of sorts they are that Hillary lost and Trump won.  It is a really embarrassing scene.

*The leftist mainstream media is so desperate to destroy conservatives they will sensationalize any lie they can conjure up.  This is a good example. Major news outlets ridiculously claim that conservative Sean Hannity pulled a gun on liberal Juan Williams.  Quote: "Incredible. Except – it’s just more fake news.  You see, in reality, what happened was that after the “Hannity” show was over one evening last October, Hannity showed his longtime friend his unloaded gun on the set.  As Williams himself tweeted tonight, in response to all the hysterical “mainstream” news coverage: ”This incident is being sensationalized – everything was under total control throughout and I never felt like I was put in harm’s way.  “It was clear that Sean put my safety and security above all else and we continue to be great friends.”

*This should happen of course.  But, it will not happen if this is what they want.  Quote: "If ever there was a time for "adult leadership" in the media to step forward and be held accountable, it is now.  Based entirely upon the exponentially growing evidence, there can be no doubt that major media outlets such as CNN, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News (with its cable-partner MSNBC) the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Associated Press and others have either openly declared "War" on the administration of President Trump, or are actively aiding and abetting those who have.  Every single day, these liberal "news" outlets feed the beast of anarchy with highly inflammatory rhetoric comparing President Trump to "Hitler," "A Nazi," "Satan," "A Dictator," "A Fascist," "A Racist," and more. Through and blessed by their "leadership," these media outlets feature articles and pieces calling for "Resistance," "Revolution," "Taking to the streets," and "targeted, confrontational protests."