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Et Tu, Bannon? Former WH Strategist Steve Bannon Trashes Trump in New Book

January 4, 2018

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In Act 3 of William Shakespeare’s play, “Julius Caesar”

Caesar and his train approach the Senate. He sees the soothsayer in the crowd and confidently declares, “The ides of March are come” (1). “Ay, Caesar; but not gone” (2), replies the soothsayer. Artemidorus is also on the street and he pleads with Caesar to read his scroll. But Caesar ignores him and enters the Senate. Cassius approaches him with a request to overturn a previous ruling and let a banished countrymen return home. Caesar answers with a flavoured speech, informing Cassius that “I was constant Cimber should be banish’d/And constant do remain to keep him so” (72-3).

The conspirators gather around Caesar and he sees his trusted friend Brutus among them. They pull out their swords and stab Caesar. With his dying breath Caesar addresses Brutus, “Et tu, Brute? Then fall, Caesar!” (77).

FoxNews.com reports that

President Trump fired back at former White House strategist Steve Bannon, who in a new book harshly criticizes the Trump team for a “treasonous” meeting with a Russian lawyer.

“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party,” Trump said in a statement Wednesday.

He continued: “Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn’t represent my base—he’s only in it for himself.”

In an excerpt of the book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” Bannon took aim at Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner for agreeing to the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting in an apparent effort to obtain “dirt” on Hillary Clinton.

“Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad s**t, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately,” Bannon said. 

He argued that the meeting should have been held “in a Holiday Inn in Manchester, New Hampshire” with lawyers instead of inside Trump Tower, doubting that Trump himself did not know about the sitdown. 

The head of Breitbart also had an ominous warning about the Russia investigation, predicting that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will go after Trump for money laundering. 

“It’s as plain as a hair on your face,” said Bannon.

Trump accused Bannon of repeatedly leaking “false information to make himself seem far more important than he was,” downplaying Bannon’s influence in the White House before he departed in August. 

“We have many great Republican members of Congress and candidates who are very supportive of the Make America Great Again agenda,” said Trump.

“Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.”

In a statement, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders criticized the book by Michael Wolff: “This book is filled with false and misleading accounts from individuals who have no access or influence with the White House. Participating in a book that can only be described as trashy tabloid fiction exposes their sad desperate attempts at relevancy.”

Believe it or not, the Godfather of Conservative Talk Radio, Rush Limbaugh, predicted something like this on August 18, 2017 after Trump fired Bannon…

…And so they tried Russia. They tried Russia for a year. The fact they’re spending so much time on this is all the evidence I need to know they don’t have anything on Russia collusion, because they keep careening from story to story or issue to issue. The theme is get Trump, get rid of Trump, impeach Trump, somehow get Trump out. That’s what Russia was about and still is. They’re still hoping Mueller comes up with something. And now this Bannon business or this stuff that happened in Charlottesville, that’s all about getting Trump.But there’s so much focus and so much energy being put into it that it tells me they’ve got nothing anywhere else. Now they think that Trump has really dealt himself a suicidal blow. They believe — do not doubt me on this — they believe that the people that voted for Trump are going to revolt against Trump now because Trump got rid of the guy they really like, Steve Bannon.

In other words, Trump’s supporters really don’t want Trump. Trump’s gotta get elected, but Bannon is the guy, if Bannon’s not there, Trump can’t get anything done. That’s what the media wants you to think the Trump base believes. You know, I should better state it. That’s what the media believes. That’s what the Washington establishment believes. They really do. You might think, “Rush, don’t be silly. They’re not that crazy.” Yes, they are, folks. They have to invent outrageous stories to explain to themselves why they lost.

Remember, they think they own everything necessary to win every election. The fact is they are losing elections and continue to do so. They are not the majority of the country. They are not the mainstream. It just looks like it because they run the media. But they’re not, folks. They are not the mainstream.

So how can this go otherwise? Well, they could look at Bannon and try to turn him into a sympathetic figure. And they will say, you know, Bannon, he knew, he knew this was over. Everybody could see it, Trump had lost his mind, Trump never had a mind, and what little mind Trump had is gone now. It’s not salvageable and Bannon knew he had to get out of there. He gave it his best shot. He had to get out of there.

And so he went and talked to Kuttner at the Prospect and he purposely threw Trump overboard ’cause he had to get fired. He couldn’t quit, look the quitter, had to get fired, had to get out of there, because Trump is such a lost cause. That’s one way the media could take this, sympathetic to Bannon, and try to rope Bannon in and get him as a regular guest. That would be nirvana if they get Bannon in to start savaging Trump.

Oh, can you imagine how happy that would make ’em? Steve Bannon as a nightly strategist or contributor on either MSNBC or CNN. Whenever Trump utters anything, bring Bannon in, “What did he mean? If you had told him to say that, what would your objective have been?” Bannon could say, “Well, I didn’t tell him to say that, obviously, or he wouldn’t have said it.”

It could go any number of ways. But I wouldn’t be surprised if the last year they’ve hated Bannon with a purple passion and overnight turned sympathetic and appreciative of Bannon.

Just as Rush predicted, you can bank on seeing Bannon pop up on CNN, MSNBC, and other Main Stream Media outlets who will be sympathetic to his revenge against President Trump.

Quite honestly, I believe that Trump has withstood more attacks from known enemies and those who were supposed to be his “friends” in the last year than any United States President before him.

I have no idea why Steve Bannon made these statement except for the fact that they make him appear to be a self-serving blowhard.

There has been no evidence found of any sort of unconstitutional or unlawful activity regarding the Trump Campaign by Mueller and his staff of Democratic Donors.

The two indictments that they came up with had nothing at all to do with the Trump Campaign.

In fact, Paul Manafort  has filed a lawsuit which states that Mueller went out of the scope of the investigation to hand down the indictment against him.

And, truth be told, he has a good case.

Most of us have a “filter”. A still, small voice inside us which tells us when to speak and when to shut our yaps.

Evidently, Bannon possesses no such filter.

And, in this instance, bitterness won out over prudence and common sense.

Just as Brutus stabbed Caesar, so did Bannon stab Trump in the back.

The difference here is that Trump is not dead.

He is very much alive.

However, instead of fatally stabbing Trump in the back, Bannon may have just shot himself in the foot.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

 

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California Becomes a Sanctuary State in Violation of Federal Laws. – A KJ Analysis

January 3, 2018

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You may have seen this already, however, it explains illegal immigration as succinctly as anything I’ve come across:

Let’s pretend I broke into your house.  When you discover me there, you insist I leave.  But I say, “I’ve made all the beds, washed the dishes, did the laundry, and cleaned the floors; I’ve done all the work you don’t like to do. I’m hardworking and honest (except for breaking into your house). Not only must you let me stay, you must also add me to your insurance plan, educate my kids, and provide these benefits to my husband, too (he will do your yard work, he’s honest and hardworking too–except for that breaking in part). If you try to force me out, I will call my friends who will picket your house and proclaim my right to be there! It’s only fair, because you have a nicer house than I do, and I’m trying to better myself. I’m hardworking and honest…except for, well, you know. I will live in your house, contributing only a fraction of the cost of my keep, and there is nothing you can do about it without being accused of selfishness and prejudice.

Oh yeah, I want you to learn my language so you can communicate with me.

Good plan..don’t you think?

The last bipartisan U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform wrangled with the hot topic of Illegal Immigration for six years. President Clinton appointed former congresswoman and Democratic icon Barbara Jordan as its chair. Jordan came from humble beginnings to become a lawyer and the first Southern black woman elected to the House of Representatives. A DEMOCRAT, she was a leader in the civil rights movement, a professor of ethics, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and a world-class orator (two of her speeches are considered among the greatest of the 20th century). Her appointment gave the commission instant credibility. According to Jordan, she believed her responsibility as the head of the commission was to restore credibility to the U.S. immigration system. On the issue of illegal immigration, Jordan was very clear and succinct:

Unlawful immigration is unacceptable. Those who should not be here will be required to leave.

I wonder what Rep. Jordan would think of her beloved Democratic Party and in particular Governor Jerry Brown of California, now that they have embraced and are welcoming the same illegality which she was so clear about ?

And, how would she feel about the fact that innocent Americans are being murdered by these uninvited guests?

I believe that she would stand with our current President and his Administration.

FoxNews.com reports that

California became a “sanctuary state” Monday, as a bill that Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law in October officially took effect.

The law bars police in the nation’s most populous state from asking people about their immigration status or participating in federal immigration enforcement activities in most cases, Fox News reported.

The Golden State is home to an estimated 2.3 million illegal immigrants.

“These are uncertain times for undocumented Californians and their families, and this bill strikes a balance that will protect public safety, while bringing a measure of comfort to those families who are now living in fear everyday,” Brown said on the day he signed the bill. 

But the measure has drawn a rebuttal from an unidentified source, as signs mocking the law have appeared below the “Welcome to California” signs that greet motorists as they enter from Arizona and Nevada.

“OFFICIAL SANCTUARY STATE,” the signs declare. “Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome! Democrats Need The Votes!”

California passed the bill just as the Trump administration was pledging to crack down on sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Trump repeatedly pointed to the case of Kate Steinle, a woman who was fatally shot July 1, 2015, on a San Francisco pier by an illegal immigrant. The defendant went on trial for murder, but was acquitted in November 2017.

“No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration,” the president tweeted after the verdict, which he labeled “disgraceful.”

Other members of the Trump administration spoke out against the California proposal.

“The bill risks the safety of good law enforcement officers and the safety of the neighborhoods that need their protection the most,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in September, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Added Thomas Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: “By passing this bill, California politicians have chosen to prioritize politics over public safety.

“Disturbingly, the legislation serves to codify a dangerous policy that deliberately obstructs our country’s immigration laws and shelters serious criminal alien offenders,” Homan’s statement continued.

Prior to Brown’s approval, California’s Legislature passed the measure in September.

So, why are these Democratic Mayors refusing to abide by our nation’s laws by vowing to continue to HABOR FUGITIVES?

Liberals, on both sides of the Political Aisle, have continuously masked their true intentions for the political usefulness, in their incessant push to grant blanket amnesty to Illegal Aliens, by swathing it in the noble rhetoric of “Civil Rights” and “Social Justice”.

What makes the current influx of illegal immigrants exempt from the rules and regulations that every other generation of immigrants to this country had to abide by in order to become legal citizens of the greatest nation in the world? By being here illegally, they are not entitled to the same rights as natural-born or naturalized American citizens.

And, yet, even as I write this, they are in our hospitals, taking advantage of our charity and the finest health care system in the world, and driving our streets, with either forged drivers licenses or those obtained from states who have acquiesced and given them to these “undocumented workers”.

This is in no way a human rights issue.

Freedom is God-given, and with freedom comes responsibility. With citizenship comes responsibility, like paying taxes and making your own way.

I understand that people want a better life for themselves and their children.  We are all immigrants in this land, except for American Indians, and they got here by crossing the Bering Straight.  But there is a huge difference between immigrating here legally and sneaking in illegally, between assimilating into an existing culture, and insisting on replacing a country’s existing culture with that of the country you left.

I’m all for assisting anyone in becoming a legal citizen of the United States, if that is their wish.  But, it must be done the right way, and they must accept responsibility for their illegal entry, show a willingness to learn our language, and embrace our American way of life, including respecting the American Flag.

So, let’s take this one step at a time…

  1. Enforce our nation’s Immigration Laws.
  2. Build the Wall.
  3. Secure our borders.

America became a great nation because it is a melting pot of American-born and legally-immigrated citizens with a shared allegiance, not a multi-cultural United Nations with everyone loyal to their home country.

Too many brave Americans have died to keep our flag flying over our Sovereign Nation for that flag to be flown below any other country’s.

America First.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Comey Calls for “More Ethical Leadership” in 2018. Why Irony is Embarrassed.

January 2, 2018

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James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal! – President Donald J. Trump, July 10, 2017, Twitter

FoxNews.com reports that

Former FBI Director James Comey caused a stir on social media by calling for “more ethical leadership” in 2018, even as his time at the helm of the bureau has come under intense scrutiny over the last year.

“Here’s hoping 2018 brings more ethical leadership, focused on the truth and lasting values,” Comey wrote in an apparent swipe at President Trump, who fired him last year. “Happy New Year, everybody.”

Comey’s tweet had more than 30,000 retweets on Monday morning – and thousands of responses accusing him of lacking self-awareness amid the firestorm surrounding the bureau he once led.
“Here is hoping 2018 the U.S. will have a clean, politically, FBI…that will actually do their jobs,” one user, David Weissman, remarked.

Another replied: “Lordy, how could you type that with a straight face?”

(During a congressional hearing last year, Comey memorably said “Lordy, I hope there are tapes” after the president suggested it was possible he had recorded their conversations.)

The Department of Justice’s Inspector General is conducting a review of the bureau’s investigation — under Comey’s watch — into former Secretary of State’s Hillary Clinton email servers.

Over the last year, it was revealed Comey began drafting his July 2016 exoneration statement before key witnesses in the Clinton email investigation had been interviewed.

The inspector general review also is looking into whether FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe – whose wife has strong ties to the Democratic Party – should not have been involved in the investigation.

Other top FBI officials, who worked under Comey and were involved in the Russia investigation, have also come under scrutiny for anti-Trump messages.

Lawmakers have been alarmed by recently revealed texts from FBI official Peter Strzok, who called Trump an “idiot” and who referenced an “insurance policy” against a Trump presidency.

Strzok had been assigned to Robert Mueller’s special counsel probe, but has since been reassigned.

Trump’s attorneys have also pounced on Comey for admitting to orchestrating the leaking of his memos about his interactions with the president to the New York Times in the hopes it would lead to a special counsel investigation.

They have every right to pounce on Comey.

Obama hired him.

Comey is a Professional Bureaucrat. He is a Political Weasel.

Comey followed Robert Mueller as Director of the FBI.

He remained loyal to King Barack The First after President Trump decided to keep him on as FBI Director.

That is why he took notes in meetings with Trump and did not document his meetings with anyone in the Previous Administration, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama.

Back on September 20, 2016. Breitbart.com reported the following about Comey…

A review of FBI Director James Comey’s professional history and relationships shows that the Obama cabinet leader — now under fire for his handling of the investigation of Hillary Clinton — is deeply entrenched in the big-money cronyism culture of Washington, D.C. His personal and professional relationships — all undisclosed as he announced the Bureau would not prosecute Clinton — reinforce bipartisan concerns that he may have politicized the criminal probe.

These concerns focus on millions of dollars that Comey accepted from a Clinton Foundation defense contractor, Comey’s former membership on a Clinton Foundation corporate partner’s board, and his surprising financial relationship with his brother Peter Comey, who works at the law firm that does the Clinton Foundation’s taxes.

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When President Obama nominated Comey to become FBI director in 2013, Comey promised the United States Senate that he would recuse himself on all cases involving former employers.

But Comey earned $6 million in one year alone from Lockheed Martin. Lockheed Martin became a Clinton Foundation donor that very year.

Comey served as deputy attorney general under John Ashcroft for two years of the Bush administration. When he left the Bush administration, he went directly to Lockheed Martin and became vice president, acting as a general counsel. 

How much money did James Comey make from Lockheed Martin in his last year with the company, which he left in 2010? More than $6 million in compensation.

Lockheed Martin is a Clinton Foundation donor. The company admitted to becoming a Clinton Global Initiative member in 2010.

According to records, Lockheed Martin is also a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, which paid Bill Clinton $250,000 to deliver a speech in 2010.

In 2010, Lockheed Martin won 17 approvals for private contracts from the Hillary Clinton State Department.

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In 2013, Comey became a board member, a director, and a Financial System Vulnerabilities Committee member of the London bank HSBC Holdings.

“Mr. Comey’s appointment will be for an initial three-year term which, subject to re-election by shareholders, will expire at the conclusion of the 2016 Annual General Meeting,” according to HSBC company records.

HSBC Holdings and its various philanthropic branches routinely partner with the Clinton Foundation. For instance, HSBC Holdings has partnered with Deutsche Bank through the Clinton Foundation to “retrofit 1,500 to 2,500 housing units, primarily in the low- to moderate-income sector” in “New York City.”

“Retrofitting” refers to a Green initiative to conserve energy in commercial housing units. Clinton Foundation records show that the Foundation projected “$1 billion in financing” for this Green initiative to conserve people’s energy in low-income housing units.

The raw, unmitigated corruption involving Hillary Clinton and her Foundation is breath-taking in its size and scope and should have already been targeted by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Is it very apparent that Comey has been a duplicitous Clintonista for a long time.

…even while working for President Donald J. Trump.

So, for him to opine that there needs to be “more ethical leadership” in Washington, D.C. is the height of hypocrisy….a condition that seems to run rampant among Washington Bureaucrats.

If Former Director Comey wants a more ethical Leadership in Washington, I would suggest that he begin with the man in the mirror…if President Trump had not fired him already and taken care of that particular problem.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

 

 

 

New Years Day 2018: Celebrating Freedom’s Promise

January 1, 2018

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As I sit down to write this post, protests within the long-standing State Sponsor of Radical Islamic Terrorism, Iran, have escalated.

Average Iranians have had their fill of life under the despotic reign of the Mad Mullahs and they have taken to the streets in an effort to “fundamentally transform” their country from a Terrorist’s Paradise into a civilized modern nation.

As has been documented by my fellow writers on spartareport.com, the American Left, especially those like Susan Rice, who were a part of the Regime of King Barack The First, the previous tenant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. , are positively apoplectic over this New Iranian Revolution, which threatens to reverse and eliminate another part of the glimmering mirage that was the legacy of Former (I love writing that word) President Barack Hussein Obama.

Why are those who claim to be the most tolerant among us so intolerant of the people of Iran’s quest for freedom from the oppression of Radical Islam?

According to a man who was an American Legend, it all has to do with the way Liberals look at things…

…I always thought I was a liberal but I came up terribly surprised when I found I was a right-wing conservative extremist…I have always listened to every human being I’ve ever met about how I should feel.  But this so-called new liberal group… they never listen to your point of view and they make a decision as to what you think and they’re articulate enough and in control of enough of the press to force that image out for the average person.  For some reason, maybe it’s these pictures, they have not been able to do that with me…it hasn’t affected my career in popularity in spite of the fact that they’ve tried to make them do it.  There isn’t a hell of a lot we can do to change human behavior.  We keep making laws to try to change human behavior but we can’t do it…You’re being conned into Keynesianism and socialism now but it isn’t going to stop the selfishness of human behavior.  It isn’t going to stop the greed.  If you take $20 and give a dollar to every son of a b!tch in the room, you come back a year later one of the b@st@rds will have most of the money.  It’s just human nature.  We’re never gonna whip it with a lot of laws. 

As communication gets better and you make people conscious of somebody in trouble, starving or something like that, the average person will help…I think there are people who try to affect a thinking where they know more than some other son of a b!tch and try to pull a false impression on what human nature is.  We’ve proven we go back to hope at the first opportunity…and bam they’re out there ready to grab it.  So we are optimistic; we have to be optimistic.  What else would we be if you lose optimism?” –  John Wayne

The negativity and bitterness of the Modern American Liberals to whom the Duke was referring has been on display for the entire world to see, ever since the night of November 8, 2016, when reality threw a bucket of cold water in their faces, putting them on notice that average Americans were tired of their failed political philosophy and their perpetually morose opinion about the Greatest Country on the Face of the Earth.

Ever since President Donald J. Trump took office and for 8 long years under his predecessor, Barack Hussein Obama, there has been constant chorus provided by the Nattering Nabobs of Negativism, now known as Modern American Liberals, concerning how uncaring, how bigoted, how xenophobic, how narrow-minded, and how just plain awful and stupid average Americans are to continue to love this country, to honor its flag, and to continue to hold dear the America Legacy of Traditional Faith and Values.

For proof of this, please check out the majority of Americans’ reaction to the NFL Protests. Americans abandoned the NFL in droves, causing the League’s revenue to drop and their stadiums to empty, until they were forced to not televise last night’s “Sunday Night Game of the Week”.

The rugged individualism of previous generations of Americans flows through our veins. The American “Can-Do” Spirit has taken us from the bottom of the Ocean to the surface of the moon.

The overwhelming majority of Americans will stand by one another in times of crisis, as shown throughout the past year’s hurricanes and horrible events such as the Las Vegas Massacre.

The intestinal fortitude that is our heritage as Americans…along with that Still, Small Voice which still resides in each and every one of us, will continue, I pray, to guide our nation, and spur us on, to stay vigilant and protect our American Freedom, just as my Parents’ Generation did, against the Axis of Evil.

It is that same Divine Spark which is leading the brave Iranians who are challenging the power of the Mad Mullahs of Iran.

I thank God that we have an AMERICAN PRESIDENT who is not afraid to support them in their quest to be a free people.

As we begin our voyage through the Year of Our Lord 2018, I pray for His guidance for our President and our Sovereign Nation and I pray a special prayer for those brave Iranians who are trying so desperately to win their freedom from a despotic regime.

The Great Communicator, President Ronald Reagan, summarized what I have been trying to say better than I ever could…

Let us ask ourselves, ‘What kind of people do we think we are?’ And let us answer, ‘Free people, worthy of freedom and determined not only to remain so but to help others gain their freedom as well.’ 

Happy New Year, Gentle Readers!

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

 

Iranians Take to the Streets to Protest For Their Freedom From Radical Islamic Tyranny. Is This the Start of a New Iranian Revolution?

December 31, 2017

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“Let us ask ourselves, ‘What kind of people do we think we are?’ And let us answer, ‘Free people, worthy of freedom and determined not only to remain so but to help others gain their freedom as well.'” – Ronald Reagan

FoxNews.com reports that

Estimates say that up to one million Iranians have been protesting across the country since Thursday in what one Iranian opposition group says has turned into a protest for regime change. 
 
Those protesters are being buoyed by messages from the Trump administration, says the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI),  a coalition of democratic Iranian groups and personalities.

In two tweets earlier Saturday, President Donald Trump offered up a message of hope to the protesters: “The entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and, other than the vast military power of the United States, that Iran’s people are what their leaders fear the most…”

Trump added: “Oppressive regimes cannot endure forever, and the day will come when the Iranian people will face a choice. The World is watching!”

According to reports, the protests have brought some bloodshed, with at least two people being shot and killed by Iranian Revolutionary Guards who opened fire on protesters in the city of Dorud.

In the country’s capital city of Tehran, video provided to Fox News by the NCRI showed protesters fending off tear gas from the police. Other videos show them burning posters of Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei.
Chanted slogans included many calls for independence and freedom from an Islamic Republic. They also offered pointed commentary on Iranian involvement in foreign lands: “Leave Syria, think about us,” “Death to Hezbollah,” and “Forget about Gaza and Lebanon: I’ll sacrifice my life for Iran,” protesters shouted, according to the NCRI.

In Arak on Saturday, protesters occupied the governor’s office. Arak has a population of over half a million and houses a heavy water reactor that was used by its nuclear program.

While there is no word of the administration having talks with opposition parties, Ali Safavi, an official in the Washington office of the NCRI, told Fox News that messages of support from the Trump administration are a big change from how the Obama administration handled the 2009 popular uprising.

Safavi said: “When millions of Iranians poured onto the streets in 2009, the Obama administration reached out to the Supreme Leader Khamenei, enabling him and his president to suppress the uprising. President Trump’s expression of support for the Iranian people and his condemnation of the arrests of the protests send an encouraging signal to all those who want to see Iran liberated from the yoke of the medievalist mullahs.”

According a translation given to Fox News by the NCRI, Iranian media reported that Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani was quoted as asking people “to not participate in such unlawful gatherings because they cause trouble for themselves and other citizens.”

Another news agency affiliated with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps was quoted as saying the chants shouted by the protesters were “very similar to the ones chanted during the 2009 sedition.”

Maryam Rajavi, the head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, released a statement in which she saluted the bravery of the protesters. She said, in part, “The ongoing protests in different cities against the regime reveal the explosive state of Iranian society and the people’s desire for regime change.”

Rajavi’s statement said Iranian’s have loudly rejected the mullah’s regime: “The Iranian people demand the overthrow of the ruling religious dictatorship. It is their right to topple this repressive regime. And I emphasize: regime change in Iran is within reach.”

Gentle Readers, this has been a long time coming.

Are you old enough to remember the Iranian Hostage Crisis? If not, here is a summary, courtesy of u-s-history.com:

On November 4, 1979, an angry mob of some 300 to 500 “students” who called themselves “Imam’s Disciples,” laid siege to the American Embassy in Teheran, Iran, to capture and hold hostage 66 U.S. citizens and diplomats. Although women and African-Americans were released a short time later, 51 hostages remained imprisoned for 444 days with another individual released because of illness midway through the ordeal.

…Upon the death of the shah in July [1980] (which neutralized one demand) and the Iraqi invasion of Iran in September (necessitating weapons acquisition), Iran became more amenable to reopening negotiations for the hostages’ release.

In the late stages of the presidential race with Ronald Reagan, Carter, given those new parameters, might have been able to bargain with the Iranians, which might have clinched the election for him. The 11th-hour heroics were dubbed an “October Surprise”* by the Reagan camp — something they did not want to see happen.

Allegations surfaced that William Casey, director of the Reagan campaign, and some CIA operatives, secretly met with Iranian officials in Europe to arrange for the hostages’ release, but not until after the election. If true, some observers aver, dealing with a hostile foreign government to achieve a domestic administration’s defeat would have been grounds for charges of treason.

Reagan won the election, partly because of the failure of the Carter administration to bring the hostages home. Within minutes of Reagan’s inauguration, the hostages were released.

In stark, terrifying contrast, the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, purposely and surreptitiously handed a Rogue State of Radical Muslim Barbarians the means of the destruction of both the United States of America and  our staunch ally, Israel, with his toothless “Nuclear Agreement”

Why did the President of these United States, Barack Hussein Obama, trust Iran, an enemy of freedom, to stand by its “Agreement” to refrain from nuking the United States of America and Israel?

He gave Iran everything they wanted: their money, nuclear capability, and acquiescence by the Government of the United States of America, literally, encouraging the world’s population of Islamic Terrorists to kidnap our own Naval Personnel, with the promise of a huge payday, while he remained president.

Happily, as I have written before, there’s a new sheriff in town.

One who is not afraid to support those yearning to be free who are currently trapped under the tyrannical rule of despots.

Foreign Leaders, who enjoyed the advantage that they had under the weak and vacillating Foreign Policy of Barack Hussein Obama, did not want the United States to regain our position as the Leader of the Free World.

And, they certainly do not like the fact that we have a President who will honor our friendship with our ally, Israel.

That is why they feared a Trump Presidency.

It was far more lucrative for them, when the United States “negotiated from a position of weakness”, when we had a vacillating dhimmi in the White House.

Now, they have to negotiate with an American President who has mastered “The Art of the Deal”.

…one who places America and her best interests, first.

And, an Iranian People freed from the rule of the Mad Mullahs is in the best interest of the United States of America.

Trump knows full well that Iran is a state sponsor of Radical Islamic Terrorism. He knows that hey are bullies who will lie to your face, as they did to our naïve Former President, when he made his “Gentlemen’s Agreement” with them concerning the development of nuclear weapons.

They had better be careful if they continue to test President Trump’s and our nation’s resolve. Plain and simple.

Just like President Reagan sent a guided missile straight into Libyan Madman Moamar Kadhafi’s bedroom, perhaps it is time for President Trump to “fire a shot across the bow” and get the attention of the Radical Islamic Mullahs who govern the Rogue Country of Iran.

After all, bullies with think twice if you stand up to them and give them something to think about.

Ask the bully in 7th grade whom I hit square between the eyes with my 2s (Tom) drumsticks.

He never bothered me again.

Before the Iranian Revolution, Iran was a nation on it’s way to modernization.

When the Iranian Revolution broke out, lead by the Radical Islamists, a wonderful family, friends of the Shah, escaped the barbarians who were laying waste to what was once a vibrant nation.

He was an engineer. She was an English Professor at the University of Tehran. They had two young children, a boy and a girl.

He decided to leave his family here and to travel back to Iran to check on his family and try to get them out.

He was never heard from again.

They are the type of people who deserve to be free from the tyranny of the Mad Mullahs of Iran.

Thank you for standing with them, Mr. President.

Also, thank you for recognizing that you simply cannot expect any sort of civilized negotiations with the Radical Islamists who rule Iran.

Treat them as barbarians who murder their own people with no remorse.

For that is indeed, who they are.

Abraham Lincoln once said,

Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it.

For the sake of those Iranian citizens who are so desperate to free themselves from the bondage of Radical Islam, I pray that Lincoln was right.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Classified E-mails From Huma to Hil Found on Weiner’s Laptop. Who Else Did Huma Possibly Share This Info With? – What They Don’t Want You to Know

December 30, 2017

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“Donald Trump is leading in every national poll to be the Republican nominee for president. And earlier today, he released his latest policy proposal: to ban all Muslims from entering our country. I’m a proud Muslim — but you don’t have to share my faith to share my disgust.” Huma Abedin, December 2015

FoxNews.com reports that

The State Department on Friday released a batch of work-related emails from the account of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin that were discovered by the FBI on a laptop belonging to Abedin’s estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, near the end of the 2016 presidential campaign.

At least four of the documents released Friday are marked “classified.”

One November 2010 document that was released shows Abedin forwarding an email to an address titled “Anthony Campaign.”

Former FBI Director James Comey said during a congressional hearing earlier this year that he believed Abedin regularly forwarded emails to Weiner for him to print out so she could give them to Clinton.

Comey famously said in July 2016 that Clinton was “extremely careless” in her handling of classified emails on a private server.

That 2010 email was a “callsheet” to Clinton about her upcoming call to Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal to warn about an imminent leak of U.S. diplomatic cables — so-called Cablegate — from WikiLeaks. 

The rest of the document is redacted and marked classified as of August 2015.

Abedin is a longtime aide to Clinton who worked at the State Department and on Clinton’s campaign.

The emails indicate that Clinton was still invested in party politics despite her cabinet position. In one April 2011 email, Abedin informs her that Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz had been selected as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee.

“Is she leaving the Congress?” Clinton replied.

It also shows Abedin in her role as Clinton’s gatekeeper.

“Love when people send her schedule stuff direct,” Abedin sarcastically wrote in an email to a colleague in December 2011, after someone emailed Clinton directly to ask her to speak at a conference.

At the time of the emails, Abedin was married to Weiner, a onetime Democratic congressman who began a 21-month prison sentence last month after being convicted of sexting a 15-year-old girl.

Abedin has since filed for divorce.

The Abedin emails jolted the 2016 presidential race after Comey told Congress just days before the election that FBI agents had found more of Clinton’s messages. 

The emails were found on Weiner’s laptop, as the FBI investigated its sexting case against him.

The discovery of the records reopened the case against Clinton several months after Comey said he wasn’t recommending any charges be filed in the case.

The conservative group Judicial Watch filed suit against the State Department for all official department emails sent or received by Abedin on a non-state.gov email address.

“This is a major victory,” the group’s president, Tom Fitton, said in a Friday statement. “After years of hard work in federal court, Judicial Watch has forced the State Department to finally allow Americans to see these public documents.”

Fitton added, “That these government docs were on Anthony Weiner’s laptop dramatically illustrates the need for the Justice Department to finally do a serious investigation of Hillary Clinton’s and Huma Abedin’s obvious violations of law.”

FoxNews.com also reports that

A first cousin of Huma Abedin, a former aide to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and soon to be ex-wife of disgraced former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, was convicted Tuesday in a fraud case involving fake emails.

Omar Amanat, 44, and his colleague Kaleil Tuzman face more than a decade in prison after a jury in New York City found the pair guilty of cooking the books and defrauding shareholders of the technology company Kit Digital between 2010 and 2012.

Amanat’s brother, Irfan Amana, was also arrested in the United Arab Emirates and faces charges of fraud with the same tech firm, the New York Post reported.  

Judge Paul Gardephe revoked Amanat’s bail after Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Griswold said he was a flight risk, and chastised the father of six children for his “disregard and a disdain for the courts and legal process.”

“The evidence of their criminal schemes was so overwhelming that Amanat actually tried to fool the jury by introducing fake emails into the record as exculpatory ‘evidence’ in this trial,” Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said in a release. “Unfortunately for Tuzman and Amanat, the jury saw through their tangled web of lies, convicting them on all counts.”

Evidence against Amanat that involved him telling a government informant of his relation to Abedin was withheld from the jury after his defense lawyers successfully argued it could unfairly influence the jurors.

“Again, particularly in New York, jurors are likely to have strong opinions regarding the Clinton campaign and certain individuals connected to the campaign,” the lawyers wrote. “Both supporters and those politically opposed to Secretary Clinton could have reasons to be prejudiced against Mr. Amanat based on his indirect connection to her.”

According to the Post, the mothers of Abedin and Amanat are sisters.

Amanat was a successful tech entrepreneur and owned stakes in a film studio that produced Hollywood blockbusters such as the “Twilight” movies.

In November, Abedin’s estranged husband, Weiner, began serving a 21-month sentence following his conviction of sending sexual texts to a 15-year-old girl.

“So, what?”, you ask.

Well, gentle readers, here’s where the plot sickens…and this is what they don’t want you to know.

Speaking straight from the heart, as an American Citizen, I find it beyond the pale that, during the time of Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, someone with direct ties to our sworn enemies, the Muslim Brotherhood, had access to the highest level of Top Secret Information contained in our State Department, being sent from her and to her over Secretary Clinton’s own unsecured e-mail Server.

And, the thing is, she not only had access through her job as Assistant to Secretary of State Clinton, she also had access to government information through pillow talk with her husband, then-Congressman and “Professional Sexter” Anthony Weiner.

What if the “King of Selfies-That-No-One-Wanted-to-See” Anthony Weiner was not the only member of Huma’s family seeing classified e-mails possibly regarding America’s Foreign Policy?

Ms. Abedin has more troubling familial connections than her jail-bird first cousin.

For those of you who are not aware of  Ms. Abedin’s troubling past and familial connections, here are some bullet points, courtesy of discoverthenetworks.org…

Huma Abedin was born in 1976 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

…From 1997 until sometime before early 1999, Abedin, while still interning at the White House, was an executive board member of George Washington University’s (GWU) Muslim Students Association (MSA), heading the organization’s “Social Committee.”

It is noteworthy that in 2001-02, soon after Abedin left that executive board, the chaplain and “spritual guide” of GWU’s MSA was Anwar al-Awlaki, the al Qaeda operative who ministered to some of the men who were among the 9/11 hijackers. Another chaplain at GWU’s MSA (from at least October 1999 through April 2002) was Mohamed Omeish, who headed the International Islamic Relief Organization, which has been tied to the funding of al Qaeda.

[As detailed in the previous article] From 1996-2008, Abedin was employed by the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA) as the assistant editor of its in-house publication, the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA).

****At least the first seven of those years overlapped with the al Qaeda-affiliated Abdullah Omar Naseef’s active presence at IMMA. Abedin’s last six years at the Institute (2002-2008) were spent as a JMMA editorial board member; for one of those years, 2003, Naseef and Abedin served together on that board.****

Abedin went on maternity leave after giving birth to a baby boy in early December 2011. When she returned to work in June 2012, the State Department granted her an arrangement that allowed her to do outside consulting work as a “special government employee,” even as she remained a top advisor in the Department. Abedin did not disclose on her financial report either the arrangement or the$135,000 she earned from it, in violation of a law mandating that public officials disclose significant sources of income. Abedin’s outside clients included the U.S. State Department, Hillary Clinton, the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation, and Teneo (a firm co-founded by Doug Band, a former counselor for Bill Clinton). Good-government groups warned of the potential conflict-of-interest inherent in an arrangement where a government employee maintains private clients.

On February 1, 2013—Hillary Clinton’s final day as Secretary of State—Abedin resigned her post as Mrs. Clinton’s deputy chief of staff. Yet she would continue to serve as a close aide to Clinton.

On March 1, 2013, Abedin was tapped to run Clinton’s post-State Department transition team, comprised of a six-person “transition office” located in Washington.

Huma Abedin’s brother, Hassan Abedin, has ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and is currently an associate editor with the JMMA. Hassan was once a fellow at the Oxford Center for Islamic Studies, at a time when the Center’s board included such Brotherhood-affiliated figures as Yusuf al-Qaradawi and Abdullah Omar Naseef.

Huma’s sister, Heba Abedin (formerly known as “Heba A. Khaled”), is an assistant editor with JMMA, where she served alongside Huma prior to the latter’s departure.

Being the “proud Muslim” that Huma Abedin has proclaimed herself to be, it is not beyond the realm of possibility that the information she shared with Hillary Clinton also found its way to her “troubling Familial Affiliations”?

Which brings up a troubling question:

Considering her familial ties, how deeply was Ms. Abedin involved in “BenghaziGate”?

Just how many secrets did Ms. Abedin pass along to her family?

I believe that this is certainly a concern worth investigating by the Trump Administration.

To summarize, gentle readers, the gun is smoking.

It is way past time to end Mueller’s Witch Hunt over the fictitious notion of possible Trump-Russia Collusion.

They’ve been hunting the wrong witch.

It is time to haul Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin in

…and, get two witches for the price of one.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

Trump Reaches Same Approval Rating As Obama at End of 1st Year…In Spite of the Efforts of the Main Stream Media

December 29, 2017

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The American people elected somebody who’s tough, who is smart, and who is a fighter. It’s Donald Trump. And I don’t think it’s a surprise to anybody that he fights fire with fire. – Sarah Huckabee Sanders

RasmussenReports.com reported yesterday that

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 29% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 44% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15.

These numbers match those of the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, at the end of his first year of his presidency.

However, there was a huge difference…Obama “got by with a little help from ‘his friends'”.

The Washington Examiner reports that

The media’s coverage of President Trump has been overwhelmingly negative, more than three times more critical than the initial coverage of former President Barack Obama and twice that of former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

The Pew Research Center said that the early coverage of Trump was 62 percent negative. By comparison, Obama’s coverage was just 20 percent negative.

“About six-in-ten stories on Trump’s early days in office had a negative assessment, about three times more than in early coverage for Obama and roughly twice that of Bush and Clinton. Coverage of Trump’s early time in office moved further away from a focus on the policy agenda and more toward character and leadership,” said Pew.

The report about the harsh media coverage was included in Pew’s year-ending report titled “17 Striking Findings From 2017.”

The media story reviewed the tone of coverage of Trump’s first 60 days in office and found that just 5 percent was “positive.”

By comparison, Obama’s coverage was 42 percent positive.

America’s Main Stream Media realized shortly after the American People elected Donald J. Trump as our 45th President that in order to  have access to President Trump and to be able to file news reports covering the actions that he was going to take as President, they were going to have to accurately report what actually happened.

So, they decided instead, to write fictional stories and attempt to give them believability and gravitas by claiming to have received the information for their stories from “anonymous sources”.

After these stories were debunked, most Americans accurately surmised that the MSM’s “anonymous sources” were the voices inside their own over-sized heads.

Unfortunately for the MSM, Average Americans are winning the war against the “New Fascism” of the Tyranny of the Minority and the Propaganda Arm of the Democratic Party known as the Main Stream Media by the sharing of information through Social Media.

Americans are now living in a time when the Main Stream Media’s blatant propaganda is no longer believed at face value, as the evidence which refutes it is appearing in the live videos and photographs being shared on Facebook and other Social Media.

In this age of instantaneous communication via Social Media, Americans have become their own on-the-scene-reporters, often foiling the planned use of propaganda by outlets such as CNN, MSNBC and The New York Times, simply by being there and sharing the event with their friends on Facebook or Instagram.

That contrary and factual information is then disseminated through the use of that same “New Media” to reach Americans from coast-to-cast, nullifying slanted stories delivered through the Traditional Media, sometimes even before they are released.

In this wonderful Technological Age that we are living in, average Americans have the ability to share information at the “speed of reality” itself. A fact which has been the cause of great consternation and falling ratings to those news outlets who have spent all of 2017 attempting to be the Vanguard who ushers in a Trump Impeachment, clearing the way for some sort of magically gifted “do-over” resulting in a Clinton Presidency.

Marshall McLuhan once wrote that

The Medium is the message.

He was saying that mass communication influences the way that we see things and that those bringing it have to be perceived as being trustworthy in order to be believed by those receiving their “message”.

Unfortunately for the Main Stream Media, their history of pandering to Liberal Causes, the Democratic Party, and the Clintons, in particular, is well-documented and has led to their being dismissed by average Americans as being known as purveyors of “fake news”.

Equally unfortunate for the Liberal Media, is the fact that Americans have become our own news reporters.

And therefore, propaganda does not work as well as it used to.

Americans no longer implicitly trust the Main Stream Media.

By continuing to immerse themselves in soul-searing grief and self-pity over the fact of the Presidency of Donald J. Trump, they continue to distance themselves from the majority of American Thought.

Their Fake News Stories and the rest of their behind-the-scenes maneuvering and other Political Machinations have produced nothing but epic failure, as shown by yesterday’s Rasmussen Reports Presidential Popularity Poll.

Donald J. Trump is still the President of the United States of America.

And, unlike his predecessor, Petulant President Pantywaist, it is not BECAUSE of the Main Stream Media…but IN SPITE of them.

Until He Comes,

KJ

In Only One Year, Trump Does Outstanding Job of Digging U.S. Out of Hole That Obama Left U.S. in After Eight

December 28, 2017

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2017 has been quite a year.

As it comes to a close, I thought it would be worthwhile to see how far we have come under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump as opposed to the ever-deepening abyss which we ended up in after 8 years of poor stewardship under Former President Barack Hussein Obama.

FoxNews.com reports that

President Trump spent his first year in office moving swiftly to roll back what his Democratic predecessor did in eight. 

The result: the steady unraveling of a slew of regulations and laws put in place under then-President Barack Obama, covering everything from the Internet to the environment to health care. 

Read on for a 2017 overview of what Trump has done to dismantle Obama’s regulatory legacy. 

Health care
As a presidential candidate, Trump regularly promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act – keeping in line with other Republicans. Efforts to completely overhaul the 2010 law through Congress have thus far been unsuccessful. But piece by piece, Trump has managed to dismantle some controversial Obama-era initiatives.

  • Individual mandate: Trump and Republicans used the sweeping tax reform bill passed just before Christmas to repeal a major portion of ObamaCare. The tax legislation eliminates in 2019 the penalty fee levied on Americans who do not purchase health care. 
  • Contraceptive mandate: The Trump administration announced in October that it would roll back an ObamaCare mandate that required employers to provide health insurance that included certain contraceptives, such as birth control, Plan B, intrauterine devices and sterilization procedures. The White House’s decision granted further protections to nonprofit groups, higher education institutions and non-publicly traded companies that had objections to the mandate.
  • Cost-sharing reduction payments: Trump also announced in October the end to certain health care cost-sharing subsidy payments to insurers. These payments were special subsidies paid by the federal government that, in part, alleviated copays and deductibles for people with lower incomes who purchased insurance through the marketplace.
  • Insurance alternatives: Through an executive order, Trump paved the way to provide “alternatives” to health insurance by instructing the Department of Labor to expand access to “association health plans.” The order allows for some consumers to purchase insurance across state lines.

Immigration
One of Trump’s biggest issues, including when he was a presidential candidate, is immigration and border security. His 2017 policy changes reflect that. 

  • DACA: The Trump administration announced in September that it was phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, giving Congress only a few months to come up with – and pass – immigration reform legislation. White House officials and lawmakers are working on a deal that is expected to be revealed in January.
  • Sanctuary cities crackdown: The Trump administration has vowed to crack down on “sanctuary cities” – places that limit how much local law enforcement officers cooperate with federal immigration authorities. Trump signed an executive order in January that, in part, would strip federal grant money to these cities. So far, a federal judge has blocked the withholding of funds from sanctuary cities.

Environment
The rollback of environmental regulations is meant to foster more development and punt certain land decisions back to states, the Trump administration has said.

  • Clean Power Plan: The Trump administration is moving toward replacing the Obama-era Clean Power Plan. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced in October the administration’s intention to roll back the plan in an effort to ease regulations on coal-fired power plants. According to the EPA, the move will foster new developments of energy resources in the U.S. and reduce regulations that have curbed this kind of development.
  • Paris Climate Accord: In August, the Trump administration formally told the United Nations that the U.S. plans to pull out of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement – although that did not start the official withdrawal proceedings. The State Department said that it cannot begin to officially withdraw from the agreement until November 2019.
  • Pipelines: At the beginning of his presidency, Trump signed executive orders that revived the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.
  • Cutbacks to federal lands: Trump in December signed executive orders that scaled back two of Utah’s national monuments – Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante. The move was heralded by the Trump administration as a nod to states’ rights, though environmentalists criticized the decision.

Trade
When it comes to trade deals, Trump promised to “put America first.”

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership: Immediately after taking office, Trump signed an executive order to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Trade ministers announced in November an agreement on pushing ahead with the free-trade deal, according to the Associated Press.

Education
Betsy DeVos might be Trump’s most controversial Cabinet secretary, and she’s hit the ground running in her position.

  • Campus sexual assault guidelines: DeVos rescinded in September the Obama-era guidelines for colleges on how to deal with campus sexual assault investigations. In its place are temporary guidelines that she said will “treat all students fairly.” DeVos and other Republicans had been critical of the Obama administration’s approach to the campus sexual assault epidemic as they said the system denied the due process rights of those accused.
  • Transgender bathroom guidelines: The Trump administration revoked federal guidelines that allowed public school students to use restrooms and other facilities that corresponded with their gender identity. The Obama-era guidelines were rescinded in February.

Net neutrality
The Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines to dismantle Obama-era Internet regulations in December. Led by Ajit Pai, the Trump-appointed FCC chair, the commission moved to repeal net neutrality regulations imposed on Internet service providers (ISPs) that prevented them from favoring their own services or certain customers over those of their competitors.

Critics argued that repealing these regulations could mean consumers would start paying more for Internet services as ISPs could begin to “bundle” services – such as certain websites or applications – and charge more based on what a person wants access to. But proponents pointed out that ISPs will still have to adhere to many other regulations and argued that this move will foster more competition that will ultimately drive down prices.

Foreign policy
When it comes to foreign policy, Trump’s opinions on other nations and leaders aren’t secret. Just take a look at his Twitter account to see how he feels about North Korea’s Kim Jong Un any given week. But he’s moved to enact key policy changes as well.

  • Iran Deal: Trump announced in October that he planned to decertify the controversial Iran nuclear deal, leaving the future of the agreement up to Congress. The decertification does not mean that the U.S. has automatically pulled out of the agreement, but Trump did leave the door open to that possibility in the future.
  • Cuba travel restrictions: The Trump administration partially curtailed the newfound freedom Americans had in traveling to Cuba. Obama restored diplomatic relations with the Caribbean country in 2015, but the Trump administration rolled back what businesses Americans can visit in the country.

Criminal justice and police
While running for president, Trump promised to be a “law and order” president.

  • Criminal charging policy: Attorney General Jeff Sessions overturned a directive from the previous administration that encouraged prosecutors to avoid charging certain drug offenders in a way that would leave them facing long, mandatory minimum sentences. Sessions revoked the directive in May and instructed his prosecutors to “charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense.” The move angered civil rights groups.
  • Military equipment for police: In August, the Trump administration revived a federal program curtailed by Obama that allows for local police departments to receive surplus military equipment. Critics have long decried the “militarization” of police in America; Obama largely ended the program following concerns that armored vehicles and other military surplus gear could contribute to tensions between police and civilians.

So, what DID the 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama,(mm mmm mmm) accomplish?

Nothing good.

A while back, I wrote a blog describing what I would do, if “I Were a Socialist U.S. President”. I added to it, as things further spiraled out of control during the Obama Administration.

In my humble opinion, it feels great to be able to look back on Obama’s “accomplishments” with the knowledge that Americans showed the world on November 8th, 2016 that we had had enough of Obama’s type of “leadership” and now, as detailed in the article above, to realize how far we have come as a nation in just one year under an actual American President.

**In respectful honor and memory of the late, great Paul Harvey, an American Original, (September 4, 1918 – February 28, 2009

If I were a Socialist United States President…

I would begin to plant seeds during my Inaugural Address, concerning the disparity between the Haves and the Have-nots. In other words, I would intentionally begin to divide the nation through the use of Racial Animus and Class Warfare.

Also, during that address I would push for a National Healthcare System, regardless of the fact that such a monstrous entity has never worked, anywhere it has been tried.

I would preach about hope and change, but like all Marxists, I would be hoping to bring subjugation and looking to “radically change” a nation, all in the name of “Fairness and Equality”.

The first thing I would do, when I took office, would be to send money around the world, to finance abortions. In this way, I would show the world that there is a new boss in the United States, who wants to radically change the Shining City on a Hill into just another country.

Next, I would push for the passage of an outrageous spending bill that would actually be a cover for paying back political favors.

I would invite the already-sycophantic Main Stream Media to come to the White House for closed-door meetings, where I would tell them to “get with the program”, if they wanted to receive any news stories from this White House at all.

I would make speeches about how marvelous a Government-run National Healthcare  System would be, making hollow promises like,

If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance. if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.

…all the while knowing that I was lying my hindquarters off.

Once I got my slaves in the Congress to pass this nation-changing National Healthcare Law, I would put the pedal to the metal and continuously push for other outrageous and expensive programs designed to grow the central government.

I would convince Americans that growing the central government is the only solution to a rapidly failing economy and that being unemployed and unable to provide for your family is actually a “fun-cation”.

And, while Americans were suffering through this Economic Depression, I would rant and rave about “Income Inequality”, while my family and I would take frequent vacations, costing the taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, and throw lavish private parties at the White House, in a manner reminiscent of the old Soviet Union’s Politburo.

Realizing that the Heartland of America was still Conservative in nature, I would reach out to those Americans who believe themselves to be a mistreated minority. I would reach out to those on the fringes of society. Those Americans, who because of poor upbringing, poor education, or simply making bad decisions concerning their lives, now consider themselves deprived of the American Dream.

These people would compose about 47 percent of the population. They would be my core supporters, much like Nikolai Lenin and the Bolsheviks.

Having done a miserable job in my First Term as President, I would promise these Bolsheviks that if reelected, I would be their Santa Claus.

And, I would continue to blame my predecessor for the wretched state of the economy, even though, by now, it would be my responsibility.

Once I was reelected, there would be no stopping me. It would not matter to me what the popularity polls said, I would continue to claim that those who provide Americans with jobs were “the evil 1%” and identify their success in creating the Greatest Economic System in the World, as the “real reason” for the Economic Depression that America was in.

I would change the Moderate political stances which I “supposedly” held during the campaign for my first election as President, and show my true colors, following a political path pursuant to my true Far Left Radical Political Ideology.

Reverting back to the one job in my life that I was good at, that of being a “Community Organizer”, I would encourage an “Us Vs. Them” Racial Division in America, supporting out-of-control rioters over those who protect the Citizens of the United States, the Thin Blue Line, America’s Police Departments, because then, I could use the situation to create my own National Police Force.

I would alienate Conservative Christians living in America’s Heartland by vilifying them as “Bitter Clingers”, marginalizing them throughout my presidency, even to the point of lecturing them in my Easter Address, telling them to get off their “high horse”, basically saying that the followers of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, are no better than the murderous followers of Mohammed, whose Ideological Brethren continue to murder Christians in the Middle East.

I would push for “gay marriage”,  demonizing Bible-believing Christians, who might oppose it as “bigots” and “haters” and I would voice my support for the legalization of marijuana.

Through redefining the definition of the family unit, and eliminating Christianity from everyday American Life, I will eliminate the “backbone” of the nation…the two main barriers that will keep me from radically changing America into a socialist nation.

Through pushing for the legalization of marijuana, I would succeed in dumbing down the population and eliminating their desire to succeed as individuals, making them even more subservient and reliant on the Almighty State for their very existence, thus creating a new “Proletariat”.

Regarding Foreign Policy, I would bow in deference to other world leaders, demonstrating to them and the rest of the world, that I do not believe that the United States of America, whom I am supposed to be the Biggest Advocate for, is exceptional in any way.

I would not negotiate with America’s Enemies from a position of strength. Instead, I would blindly trust those who have sworn to kill us, even if they are on the threshold of building a nuclear bomb, simply because I identify with their Political Ideology, which masquerades as a religion.

I would pull out of still turbulent areas in the Middle East, encouraging the Barbaric Forces of Radical Islam to move in and conquer the very cities where our Brightest and Best sacrificed their lives in service to America.

On the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, I would sit at a solemn International Memorial Service, smacking my gum like a cow chews his cud, as if I was behind the bench at a Chicago Bulls Basketball Game, dishonoring our fallen and enraging our allies.

In other words, I would embrace America’s Enemies, and alienate America’s Friends.

I would use the finest military in the world as a subject for Social Engineering Experiments, ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and moving women into combat positions, even though their lack of physical strength would endanger the American Soldiers they are fighting beside.

Following this, I would  eventually allowing the “Transgendered” to serve in our Armed Forces.

I would remove God from the Armed Forces and forbid soldiers from speaking about Christ to others. I would also begin Military Training which would identify Evangelicals as “Terrorists”.

While I am at it, I would push for my wife to be able to place the military on a diet plan that is similar to the one which would already be failing in America’s Public Schools.

I would trade 5 Murderous Muslim Terrorist Generals, for one useless, traitorous, American Army Deserter, who was discharged in 2006 from the Coast Guard for Psychological Issues, who later converted to the Religious/Political Ideology of his Captors, and whose Father’s Youtube Account praised the same Radical Muslims and their Political Ideology which poses as a religion, just because I wish to make a Political Point about closing the prison in which the enemies of our country were being held.

I would use the Judicial System, The Department of Justice, the NSA, and  Internal Revenue Service as my Palace Guard, using Activist judges to overturn the will of the people and harassing political opposition through uncalled-for Tax Audits.

I would use unmanned drones and blimps for unwarranted surveillance on American Citizens.

I would push for Gun Confiscation, calling it “Gun Control”, in the “name of the children”, all the while supporting the murder of the unborn in their mothers’ wombs, because having a baby is “a punishment”.

Because, after all, as Vladimir Lenin said,

One man with a gun can control 100 without one. 

I would imperiously announce that if Congress did not pass the laws that I wanted them to pass, I would go around them and rule by Executive Order.

I would open our Southern Borders, bypassing our immigration laws, encouraging millions of illegal aliens to enter our nation, including unaccompanied minors, spurred on by propaganda intentionally leaked to their Latin American Home Nations in support of this Mexican Munchkin Migration.

All the while, pushing Congress for “Immigration Reform”, i.e., “Amnesty”, in order to assure that my Political Party would hold onto their Political Power, in order to finish the intentional “Radical Change” of the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.

And, if Congress refused to follow my wishes, I would attempt to grant Amnesty through “Executive Order”, bypassing the System of Checks and Balances that America’s Founding Fathers put into place, so long ago, in order to avoid a monarchy, such as they rebelled against.

Finally, if I were a Socialist U.S. President, I would blame others for my incompetency. I would portray myself as a victim of a Capitalist System and a Racist Ideology that was still prevalent in a nation that was too narrow-minded to allow me to lead them to a Socialist Paradise, even though my wife and I were worth millions or dollars, I was the President of the United States of America, and we took numerous vacations and went on “fact-finding missions” at the expense of the American Taxpayers.

Of course, that could never happen HERE, could it?

Norman Mattoon Thomas (1884-1968) was a six-time Presidential Candidate  representing the Socialist Party of America.  In a campaign interview in 1948, he said the following:

The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.

Mr. Thomas was almost right.

However, he underestimated the American People.

Thank God.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

Multiple Injuries After Shooting at Packed Shopping Mall in Memphis Suburb. With Confederate Statues Torn Down, Who Do You Blame Now, Memphis?

December 27, 2017

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On December 20, 2017, as a result of political chicanery, including a City Council Vote taken after business hours, statues of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Confederate President Jefferson Davis were removed from two city parks which had been sold at a rock bottom price to another member of local government in a scam created to get around a ruling by the Tennessee State Historical Commission which prevented such an action from taking place.

Memphis’ CBS Affiliate, WREG, reports that

Memphis is getting national attention for the recent removal of two confederate statues and many people are turning to social media to express their opinions about the controversial move.

What used to be a handful of negative reviews on the City of Memphis Facebook page quickly shot up to hundreds after the statues came down.

“It’s fairly obvious that it’s overwhelmingly out of towners,” said Kyle Veazey, deputy communications director for the city.Many people rated Memphis one star, leaving comments about a corrupt government destroying history.

Veazey said these reviews led him to post on his own social media page.

“I just tweeted, ‘Look this is happening. Wouldn’t it be nice if a bunch of Memphians got on and shared how they felt about the city of Memphis?’ Because I know Memphians feel pretty good about Memphis,” he said.

So Memphians joined in and said why they believe we’re a five-star city.

One person wrote, “We are a diverse, creative and talented community.”

Another person commented on the quality of food, music, hospitals and companies.

Slowly, the positive reviews climbed to meet the negative ones.

“I think it was a great moment of Memphis pride,” said Veazey. “That’s sort of my big takeaway.”

As of Tuesday evening, there were nearly 2,000 reviews on the city’s Facebook page with more coming in. Veazey said before the statues were taken down, there were about 150 reviews total.

The posts go back and forth from one-star reviews calling our city dangerous and dirty, to five-star reviews saying the city is ‘filled with wonderful, caring people who love sharing their Southern Hospitality with everyone.’

There are remarks about the city’s rich history and progressive future, along with the fight against hate and bigotry — while others talk about disrespecting historical monuments and the city focusing on the wrong issues.

Veazey says he supports the freedom of speech and leaving your opinion, but he has a message for those calling Memphis a one-star city without giving it a real chance:

“I would encourage them to come see how great Memphis is and truly experience it,” he said. “We’re about to celebrate our bicentennial. We’re about to commemorate the 50th year since Dr. King was killed in our city. There’s such a wide arch of history good and bad, but Memphis is a city that’s changed the world. We say it all the time and there’s so much about it that goes beyond one reaction to one news event.”

Veazey said people have accused the city of deleting some of the negative reviews but said only Facebook has the power to take them down. However, they can report comments containing hate speech or harassment.

Veazey also said a lot of people wrote online that Nathan Bedford Forrest’s grave was removed from the park, which is not true.

Meanwhile, WMC-TVWMC-TV, the NBC Affiliate was reporting that

Memphis Police Department said three people were injured after shots were fired in Wolfchase Galleria parking lot.

Police said two of the victims are at St. Francis Hospital Bartlett in non-critical condition. One was taken by private vehicle to Regional Medical Center.

Officers have detained four people.

Police said the shooting did not take place inside the mall.

“Preliminary indications are that the shooting took place just outside the mall,” Louis Brownlee with MPD said.

Brownlee also said that a gun was found outside the mall, and he is not sure if the gun was used in the shooting.

Wolfchase Galleria announced the mall is closed.

Exactly one year ago, Wolfchase Galleria was cleared because of a disturbance.

Here’s a history of “incidents” that have happened at Wolfchase Galleria and Oak Court Mall in East Memphis.

Wolfchase Galleria History
November 2006: A woman was robbed at gunpoint.
December 2008: A couple took their daughter to see Santa, but then were robbed at gunpoint as they were walking to the car.
September 18, 2010: A woman stole a set of diamond earrings from Macy’s.
August 2011: Marisol Garcia was caught shoplifting from Macy’s with her children.
November 2011: Hazmat call at Wolfchase.
January 2012: Memphis police officer Quattarra Gardner used a diaper bag and a dressing room to steal in Macy’s.
April 2013: A woman steals in Victoria’s Secret and was caught on camera.
September 2013: Three suspects steal from Wolfchase, then lead police on chase.
January 2014: Five men rob Reed’s Jewelry Store with sledge hammers and guns. They stole 65 Rolex watches.
December 2014: A woman was robbed in the parking lot near JC Penney.
December 2014: Kids cause a disturbance.
June 2015: Fire at Wolfchase food court.
July 2015: Shots fired in the parking lot.
November 16, 2015: Teens cause disturbance.
March 7, 2016: A man shoplifted in City Gear. A customer in City Gear chased the suspect and got into a fight with the suspect. The other customer fired one shot at the shoplifting suspect.
October 2, 2016: Robbery of Reed’s Jewelry Store.
November, 25, 2016 Man shot in parking lot.
December 27, 2016: Teens cause disturbance.

Oak Court Mall History
December 31, 1996: Angela Kyle was shot and killed inside the garage of Goldsmith’s (now Macy’s).
March 24, 2008: A man was found inside a Honda in the parking garage. He wasn’t shot at Oak Court, but was just left at the mall.
September 30, 2008: Macy’s burglary. A man hid in the store and stole jewelry and watches.
September 29, 2010: Man threatens teenage girl, then robs Macy’s where she worked.
April 16, 2012: Two men stole $7,000 of Ralph Lauren Polo apparel from Dillard’s.
May 13, 2013: MPD and SWAT investigated a suspicious package that turned out to be a backpack full of clothes.
January 27, 2014: Man entered Kay Jewelers armed with a gun. Took several items from store.
February 26, 2014: Adam Gaia was known for driving around the Oak Court Mall parking lot and selling marijuana.
March 6, 2014: Four men were arguing inside the mall and shot a fifth man.
July 2014: Andrea Brown and Natika Craft stole $1,600 worth of merchandise from Oak Court.
October 6, 2014: Someone stole a police officer’s gun at the mall.
February 2015: Worker attacked at Victoria’s Secret.
December 2015: Shots fired inside Dillard’s parking garage. No one was hit.
December 2015: Fight inside mall.
May 2016: A man steals a Zales engagement ring.
July 2016: 95-year-old woman’s purse snatched, thrown to the ground near Dillard’s entrance.
December 2016: Dillard’s employee attacked.
December 23, 2016: 15-year-old shot outside of the mall. Teen was in a car after an argument with someone and was shot.
December 26, 2016: Teens cause mall disturbance, fight.

All of those incidents at those 2 malls MUST have been the fault of those two dastardly statues, honoring those evil Confederate Generals.

It was mind control, I tell ya! Mind Control!!!

Oh, wait.

Before the Wolfchase Galleria Shooting last night, those mean ol’ statues were torn down in the dark of night, after they and the parks that they stood in were sold for the price of $1,000 a piece to a phony non-profit organization, which was actually a black Shelby County Commissioner.

On Christmas Afternoon, the day before yesterday, I was sitting in my living room , beside my loving wife, step-son, daughter-in-law, and 10-year old grandson, watching “Despicable 3, which Santa had brought. As we were watching the movie and dozing off from eating too much, I watched with pride as my grandson remained entranced by the movie as my “kid” had his arm around his son.

As I watched my grandson laying against his Dad, I thought about what a difference having a father makes in a boy’s life.

My father certainly made an everlasting difference in mine. He is the one who led me to Christ, counseling and supporting me, and loving me until he passed away after Christmas in 1997.

I think of him and thank God for him often.

I have had the privilege of being the step-father of 3 very different boys, now grown into young men. The first one works as an account executive with a major company. The second one is a seminary student who is planting a church in Midtown Memphis. And the last one, who I mentioned earlier, is a truck driver, who is home every night.

I think often about all three of these young men often and pray that I have made a difference in their lives.

What got me thinking about the role that fathers play in the lives of young men, is all of the gang-related violence, black-on-black homicides, and “flash mobs” that are happening in our American Cities, like my Hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.

In today’s modern culture, the stigma of having a baby out of wedlock is quite frankly no longer a stigma. In some corners, especially the Liberal ones, It is actually considered a sign of Feminine Independence.

Among a lot of the young black male population, it is a sign of prestige to be a player, or, as we used to call it, a “ladies’ man”.

This practice has become so popular, that now 75 percent of America’s black population is being born out of wedlock and being raised without a father.

Grandfathers, uncles, clergy, and school coaches and principals try to fill in the gap and help these boys as they grow up, but a boy needs a man around every day of their life.

They need a consistent role model to teach them right from wrong, how to treat women, and how to be a man.

Regardless of what all of the Liberal experts say, a male father figure is essential in building a young man’s self- image.

So, what’s the answer?

A song that Elton John came out with during his comeback in the 1980’s goes,

Mama don’t want you
Daddy don’t want you
Give it up baby, baby
Mama can’t buy you love

Liberal Municipal Governments, such as the one which runs Memphis, can continue to blame their troubles on reminders of a troubling time in American History as an excuse to censor history which they view as “offensive”.

And, Municipal and Federal Governments can throw as much money at the problem of gang-related and individually-caused violence as they want to.

However, until this Cycle of Irresponsibility, i.e., irresponsible parents creating irresponsible kids, somehow gets broken, through prayer, education, and community/church involvement, crime will continue to escalate in America’s Cities.

Because, if the parents do not want to love, care for, and raise their children in the way that they should go, the gangs and the other criminals in the ‘Hood certainly will.

Until He Comes,

KJ

In Christmas’ Afterglow, Americans Continue to Chart Our Course to an Optimistic Future – A KJ Op Ed

December 26, 2017

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Where the exceptionalism of America lies…is not in the Halls of Power…nor in the Halls of Academia. But, rather in the courage and spirit of the average American. A courage and spirit, which our history proves, has driven American Citizens to build a nation, which is indeed exceptional among all others. – kingsjester, November 2, 2017

FoxNews.com reports that

President Donald Trump and members of his family wrapped up Christmas at their Mar-a-Lago club on Monday, while also spreading some holiday cheer by providing a feast to the various law enforcement and military service members protecting the first family during their visit. 
 
“I hope everyone is having a great Christmas, then tomorrow it’s back to work in order to Make America Great Again (which is happening faster than anyone anticipated)!” the president tweeted in the evening, after a day with his family.

Earlier on Christmas morning, the president and first lady Melania Trump released a video message, with Mrs. Trump saying “at this time of year, we see the best of American and the soul of the American people.” President Trump added his own remarks, calling on Americans to “renew the bonds of love and good will between our citizens —and most importantly we celebrate the miracle of Christmas.”

“For Christians we remember the story of Jesus, Mary and Joseph that began more than 2,000 years ago. As the book of Isaiah tells us, for to us a child is born, to us a son is given and the government will be on his shoulders and he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. This good news is the greatest Christmas gift of all, the reason for our joy and the true source of our hope.”

His Monday remarks re-emphasized the Christmas comments he made on Sunday night, when he appeared to take credit for what he views as his successful role in making the holiday merry again.

“People are proud to be saying Merry Christmas again,” the president tweeted on Christmas Eve. “I am proud to have led the charge against the assault of our cherished and beautiful phrase. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!”

Meanwhile, administration sources confirmed to Fox News that the president also provided and paid for hundreds of Christmas dinners served up to the U.S Secret Service agents and officers, military service members and Palm Beach County sheriff deputies who were working Christmas Day at Mar-a-Lago.

Described as a “Christmas feast,” served in the Mar-a-Lago ballroom, the buffet meal included a menu of turkey, stuffing, potatoes and dessert. The buffet was offered from the early afternoon into the evening, in an effort to cover two of the shifts for security personnel working the holiday.

Earlier in the morning, the first lady snapped a festive and widely circulated selfie on social media. Using a Snapchat filter, the image showed her wearing a Santa hat with illuminated, flying reindeer and the caption #MerryChristmas.

The president had on otherwise quiet official day on Monday.  He was briefed earlier in the day about a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, that killed at least six people. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack.

As I was spending time with my family on Christmas Day, I would peek in on some of the Facebook Political Pages which I frequent, along with Twitter.

Of course, it being Christmas Day, traffic was extraordinarily light, with very few posts and very few of the normal suspects commenting on them.

However, I did notice a very interesting, albeit sad phenomenon: The same Modern American Liberals who have been participating in a Never-ending National Temper Tantrum over the victory of Donald J. Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election of November 8th of last year, comprised the majority of political participants on the two forms of Social Media which I mentioned earlier.

At first, I wondered why that was. And then, a painful and sad realization came to me: these Far Left “Trolls” simply could not let go of their bitterness over Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the Presidential Election and the unmitigated, steamrolling success of President Trump’s first year in office.

Now, admittedly, a lot of those exposing their bitterness on Social Media yesterday were self-proclaimed Atheists, unwilling to acknowledge the birth of Jesus Christ, uninspired by that Glorious Night, and immovable from their self-imposed ignorance.

However, the rest of those bitter Liberals whom I observed yesterday have quite simply refused to be optimistic about America’s Future, even when all of the Economic and Societal Indicators, such as the increase in New Homes being built and Americans saying “Merry Christmas” point to a renewed spirit of optimism that is sweeping America.

Is President Donald J. Trump responsible for all of this?

Yes, he is to a certain extent.

However, so are WE. By “we”, I mean us average Americans who suffered under the “Tyranny of the Minority” for 8 long years under the Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama.

The Traditional American Values which average Americans hold dear were laughed at, made fun of, devalued, and attacked in both the Main Stream and the New Media, during the previous Administration.

Values such as respect for our Municipal Police Officers and our Brightest and Best in our Armed Forces and, regardless of what Liberals claim, respect for Christianity, the faith of 75% of Americans and the right to say “Merry Christmas”, were all ridiculed and attacked unceasingly.

Make no mistake: what happened on November 8, 2016 was a backlash against the ill treatment of average Americans by a minority who had not only erroneously convinced themselves that they were “The Smartest People in the Room” but, that their “value system” was that of the majority of Americans.

With “The Queen of Mean’s” defeat on November 8th, they found out exactly how wrong they were.

And, they have been bitter ever since.

So, I say, let American Liberals continue to show their backsides to the world.

Remain of good cheer, Americans.

The future looks bright.

It’s great to have an AMERICAN PRESIDENT again.

And, together, we will make America great again!

Until He Comes,

KJ