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The Devil Went Down to Little Rock…He was Looking for a Nation to “Radically Change”

August 19, 2018

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For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. – Ephesians 6:12

FoxNews.com reported Friday that

The Satanic Temple temporarily placed a bronze statue of a goat-headed, winged creature called Baphomet at the Arkansas State Capitol during a rally to call for the removal of a Ten Commandments monument already mounted on Capitol grounds. 

About 150 Satanists, atheists and Christians attended the First Amendment rally Thursday. The Satanic Temple says the Ten Commandments monument violates constitutional freedom of religion rights and that the installation of their 7 ½-foot-tall (2.3-meter-tall) statue showing the 14th century idol seated and accompanied by smiling children would demonstrate religious tolerance.

“If you’re going to have one religious monument up then it should be open to others, and if you don’t agree with that then let’s just not have any at all,” said Satanic Arkansas cofounder Ivy Forrester, a rally organizer.

The statue of Baphomet can’t be installed under a 2017 state law that requires legislative sponsorship for consideration of any monument. The Satanist group removed the statue later Thursday.

The Ten Commandments monument at the Arkansas Capitol was sponsored by Republican Sen. Jason Rapert and installed quietly in 2017. Less than 24 hours after its installation, a man drove his car into the monument, smashing it to pieces . The same man also destroyed a Ten Commandments monument outside Oklahoma’s state Capitol.

The Satanic Temple ended its campaign to install Baphomet there, after Oklahoma’s Supreme Court ruled the Ten Commandments monument was unconstitutional and it was taken down.

Rapert said in an online statement that he respects the protesters’ First Amendment rights, but also called them “extremists” and said “it will be a very cold day in hell before an offensive statue will be forced upon us to be permanently erected on the grounds of the Arkansas State Capitol.”

There was a significant police presence at the peaceful rally. A small group of counter-protesters holding signs with Bible verses stood quietly nearby, occasionally singing Christian songs.

One speaker — a Christian minister — was interrupted by a yelling counter-protester, but police escorted the man who was holding a large wooden stick away from the stage.

The Satanic Temple wants to join a religious discrimination lawsuit against Arkansas brought by the American Civil Liberties Union. A judge has to yet rule on whether the Satanists can join the case.

Is it just me, or have you noticed an increase in the boldness of those who worship the Darkness in the last couple of decades?

This group of Satan worshipers, as the article alludes to, tried the same thing in Oklahoma in 2014.

If this wasn’t such a display of naiveté and meddling with forces that these ignorant Liberals do not understand, it would be the subject of ridicule.

As it is, it is downright sick and twisted.

This should not be surprising , though.

Look at what is happening to the Democratic Party.

What kind of people raise their kids to be a bunch of hate-filled Marxist Fascists, despising the very country in which they were raised?

It is like something straight out of Nazi Germany, which makes sense, I suppose, as Nazi is another name for the National Socialist Party.

The garbage which began during the 8 long years of the Obama Administration, even now, after average Americans stood up on our hind legs and elected Donald J. Trump as President, still threatens to tear our Sovereign Nation asunder.

America is in the midst of SPIRITUAL WARFARE.

Make no mistake about it, boys and girls, EVIL EXISTS.

Yes, my friends. We are still fighting a war against “princes and principalities”. Evil is still alive and well and flourishing in a world in which relative morality and situational ethics are considered “normal”.

We see it everyday around us.

It inundates the cable news channels, 24 hours a day. Heck, you can even see it on Facebook.

Since Cain slew Able with a rock, mankind, because we are all fallen creatures, has had to deal with the presence of evil in our lives.

From the legendary massacres, perpetrated by Vlad the Impaler, to the horrific scenes of Hitler’s Concentration Camps, to the killing fields of Pol Pot, to the massacre of innocent Middle Eastern Christians by Islamic State, to the murders by Chicago Street Gangs every night, the Forces of Evil continue to flourish across the globe.

What we seem to be heading for here in “The Shining City Upon the Hill” is not simply an immoral society, but, an amoral one, whose concept of right and wrong is “Whatever Gets You Through the Night (It’s Alright. It’s Alright.)”, and whose ultimate authority is not the God of Abraham, but mob rule such as that which brought Vladimir Lenin to power in Russia, with the political philosophy of

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. (Karl Marx)

Just as Marxism has failed wherever it has been tried before, so will it fail here.

Just as amorality and licentiousness led to the destruction of the Roman Empire and the fall of the Czars, so, if unchecked, will it lead to America’s downfall.

The galling thing is the fact that, even though American Christians remain 75% of the population, we are propagandized and suppressed in both the Old and New Media, to make it seem as if WE are the Minority, when, in fact, WE are the overwhelming Majority, as demonstrated in the Presidential Election.

It is this New Generation of Amoral Socialists and other “Fellow Travelers” who are in fact, just a tiny, albeit vocal, Minority of America’s population.

In their desperation to somehow erase the lost of Hillary Clinton to Donald J. Trump, and in their zeal to “radically change” America, they are willing to do anything, including embracing the Darkness.

So, what can an average Christian American, like you and me, do about this “Tyranny of the Minority”?

Exactly what we have been doing.

Stand up to it.

Seek Alternative News Sources. Stay informed.

Stand up for what is right.

Pray for our country, Congress, and President Trump and his Administration.

And, continue to work together to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

Until He Comes.

KJ

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Cuomo Says America “Was Never That Great”…He’s Wrong!

August 16, 2018

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FoxNews.com reports that

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have just handed Republicans a ready-made campaign ad for his rumored 2020 presidential bid – by declaring Wednesday that America “was never that great.”

The Democratic star made the seemingly offhand remark as part of his rebuke of President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan during a bill-signing in New York. But the line drew gasps from the crowd.

“We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great,” Cuomo said, to an awkward blend of gasps and chuckles.

“We have not reached greatness, we will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged, we will reach greatness when discrimination and stereotyping against women, 51 percent of our population, is gone and every woman’s full potential is realized and unleashed and every woman is making her full contribution,” he said.

Within hours, his spokeswoman tried walking it back. “The Governor believes America is great and that her full greatness will be fully realized when every man, woman, and child has full equality. America has not yet reached its maximum potential,” Cuomo’s press secretary, Dani Lever, said in a statement. “When the President speaks about making America great again – going back in time – he ignores the pain so many endured and that we suffered from slavery, discrimination, segregation, sexism and marginalized women’s contributions. The Governor believes that when everyone is fully included and everyone is contributing to their maximum potential, that is when America will achieve maximum greatness.”

But the “never that great” line tore through social media in a New York minute, as journalists and his political rivals seized on the remark.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro said America, “with its imperfections, has always been great” and called on Cuomo to apologize.

“This governor is so determined to distract voters from his failed policies and corrupted administration that he’s willing to dismiss the steady, determined march of the American people, making and remaking the greatness of America. Mr. Cuomo owes the nation an apology,” he said in a statement. “He should be ashamed of himself.”

Cuomo for months has been positioning himself as one of the biggest gubernatorial foes of the Trump White House. He also is facing a primary challenge from the left from actress and activist Cynthia Nixon.

If Cuomo wants to run for President, as President Trump has suggested, he’s off to a heck of a start, isn’t he?

If an old-fashioned Democrat from decades ago, like Tip O’Neil, Scoop Jackson, or Hubert Humphrey, had been in attendance at that bill-signing, they would have backhanded the ungrateful so-and-so.

Back in the day, Democrats weren’t that different than the “Moderate” Republicans of today.

In the Political Climate of today, John Fitzgerald Kennedy would have been a part of the “Bush Wing” of the Republican Party.

The Democrats of the past generation to which I am referring would not recognize the Democratic Party of today.

The Democratic Party of today are the radicals of yesterday.

Look at their Chairman, Tom Perez. He is a radical Hispanic Activist who is as Far Left as they come.

This shift in the Democrats to the Far Left began with Bill and Hillary Clinton.

While Bill took great pains to present himself publically as a Moderate Democrat, everyone knew that behind the scenes, Hillary was a radical and the private power behind the public persona of Bill.

As a political wave of ex-hippies became ensconced in the Halls of Power in Washington, in both the Clinton and Obama Administration, they went about taking over the Democratic Party itself.

As they gained power, the Democrats grew more and more confident that their Far Left minority political ideology was actually that of the majority of Americans.

And then, the night of November 8, 2016 happened…and their bubble was burst.

The political victory of “outsider” Donald J. Trump completely blew the Democrats’ minds.

It turbocharged their rapid movement as a political party to the Far Left of the Political Spectrum.

Now, every American is watching as these nimrods embrace the failed political philosophy of Karl Marx in calling for American to become a “Democratic Socialist” country.

In their grief the Democrats have had a split with reality causing them to feel fee to say in public things that they used to only say to their peers in private.

Thus, Governor Cuomo’s statement that the Greatest Country on God’s Green Earth “was never that great”.

America has had many moments of greatness, too numerous for me to list here.

Men and women have given their very lives to make this Sovereign Nation the envy of the world.

My father jumped out of a perfectly good boat along with thousands of other brave Americans in an exhibition of unselfish bravery known forever as “D-Day”.

He was one of the lucky ones. He came home.

Governor Cuomo, if you truly believe what you blurted out at that bill-signing, then I suggest that you move a country where those in power feel the same way you do.

May I suggest Iran?

Until He Comes,

KJ

Clinton Ally McAuliffe Calls for Trump Impeachment…Ignores Own GreenTech Automotive Scam

August 13, 2018

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He’s blowing up their very restrictive class distinctions. He’s blowing up the way they talk about things inside the Beltway. He’s blowing up diplomacy. He’s blowing up foreign relations. And it’s being done in a way these people can’t figure out. For the life of them, they can’t understand straight talk. To them, straight talk is thuggery, it’s insulting, and it’s mysterious. And so Trump is like an invader, an alien, and he’s gotta go. – Rush Limbaugh, “The Rush Limbaugh Radio Program”, 7/19/18

FoxNews.com reports that

Another powerhouse of the left is questioning whether President Trump should be impeached.

“I think that’s something we ought to look at,” former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a former Democratic National Committee chairman who helped run presidential campaigns of Bill and Hillary Clinton, told CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday.

McAuliffe, rumored to be considering a 2020 run for president, disproved of Trump’s special relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“If President Clinton or President Obama had gone to Helsinki and done what President Trump had done, you would already have impeachment hearings going on,” he told host Jake Tapper, as Politico noted.

“There has to be a reason, Jake, why he is over there acting the way he acts about Putin, then inviting them here, and then saying he may go over there,” McAuliffe added. “Do not forget that they came into the 2016 election, they came in and tried to destroy the greatest democracy in the world.”

McAuliffe is the latest in the Democratic establishment questioning its own actions.

Left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer is the founder of the Need To Impeach campaign, which is aimed squarely at Trump.

The billionaire said earlier this month that while Democratic lawmakers tell him in private about their willingness to back his campaign, many won’t take any public stance.

“Their message to me and the 5.5 million Americans demanding Donald Trump’s impeachment is that it’s bad politics, it’s off message and it will galvanize the Republicans.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for example, has suggested impeachment could harm Democrats’ future electoral prospects.

McAuliffe also told CNN that the left ought to focus more on jobs and education: “It’s about the values, what you stand for.”

He added: “But our message as a party ought to be, like I had in Virginia, how do you grow an economy? …  How do you invest in education?”

Nice glass house you have there, Former Governor McAuliffe.

Back in May of 2016, Foxnews.com reported that

Federal officials are investigating whether Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s 2013 campaign accepted illegal campaign contributions, sources familiar with the investigation confirmed Monday to Fox News.

The Democratic governor and Clinton ally is the target of a Justice Department investigation into whether he violated campaign finance laws.

The probe, first reported by CNN, involves a $120,000 donation from Chinese businessman Wang Wenliang through his U.S. businesses. U.S. election law prohibits foreign nationals to donate to political races.

McAuliffe’s attorney, Marc Elias, said in a statement his office was not aware of the investigation, but would cooperate if contacted by federal officials.

“We cannot confirm the CNN report. Neither the Governor nor his former campaign has knowledge of this matter, but as reported, contributions to the campaign from Mr. Wang were completely lawful,” Elias said. “The Governor will certainly cooperate with the government if he is contacted about it.”

A spokesman for Wang told CNN the businessman holds permanent resident status in the U.S.

Wang also has been a donor to the Clinton foundation, pledging $2 million, CNN reported.

McAuliffe now becomes the second consecutive Virginia governor to be investigated by the Justice Department.

McAuliffe’s predecessor in the governor’s mansion, Republican Bob McDonnell, was convicted on federal corruption charges but has appealed his conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Before winning his gubernatorial campaign in 2013 over Republican Ken Cuccinelli, McAuliffe made his name in national Democratic politics as a prolific, well-connected fundraiser with close ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Although McAuliffe is close to the Clintons, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press that the investigation of McAuliffe is unconnected to a separate FBI investigation looking at the legality of private email servers that Hillary Clinton used while serving as secretary of state.

Last year, McAuliffe’s political action committee, Common Good Va., returned a $25,000 donation from a company with ties to Angola’s state-owned oil company after The Associated Press raised questions about its legality. Federal law prohibits campaigns at any level from receiving money from outside the U.S.

McAuliffe’s international business connections also came under scrutiny prior to his gubernatorial campaign. He served as chairman of GreenTech Automotive, a company that hoped to bring supercompact automobiles to the U.S. market.

The company attracted hundreds of thousands of dollars in foreign investment, in part through a federal program that granted visas to investors who met certain job-creation thresholds.

McAuliffe resigned from the company in December 2012. GreenTech, which received millions of dollars in economic incentives from state and local officials to build a plant in Mississippi, faced criticism for falling well below expectations in production and job creation.

Oh, by the way, in a related story about Hil and Bill, the FBI has transported two planeloads of documents from the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas back to D.C> as a part of an ongoing investigation.

Now about Green Tech Automotive.

Sitting here in “KJ’s Kastle” in Northwest Mississippi, I had a bird’s-eye view of the whole unseemly mess.

Again, in May of 2016, the Memphis CBS Affiliate, WREG, filed the following report…

ROBINSONVILLE, Miss. — They promised jobs — and lots of them — but after accepting millions in taxpayer money, a Tunica County car manufacturer is refusing to say how many jobs were actually created.

GreenTech Automotive got a $3 million loan from the state of Mississippi in 2011 to build the Robinsonville facility with the promise that they would create 350 jobs. Close to $1.9 million was loaned to Tunica County to support the project.

But now the Mississippi Development Authority said GreenTech has fallen short of the promised 350 jobs.

“If we pay our taxes for it, it should be here,” said Tunica County resident Billy Jackson.

WREG called and emailed the spokesman listed on GreenTech’s website and never heard back.

Tuesday afternoon, we dropped by the Robinsonville plant, where we were promptly greeted by a manager.

“Right now, we’re building cars here, and we don’t talk to any kind of press,” said Terey Agner, manager of GreenTech’s plant.

Agnes refused to say how many people the plant employed.

“No, no, I can’t do anything,” said Agner.

We received a similar response from the Tunica County Chamber of Commerce, which hailed GreenTech’s arrival when it opened its plant in 2014.

“My only statement is that GreenTech has people employed and they are working,” said Lyn Arnold, CEO of the Chamber.

“These companies that come in and expect to get tax breaks and make promises about jobs, they need to keep their word,” said Brooks Taylor, publisher of the Tunica Times.

Taylor has tracked GreenTech’s progress since 2009, when they promised their Robinsonville plant would create 1,500 jobs.

They later revised that figure to 350.

“There’s nothing here. $5 million could have did a whole lot more to the town, to the city and it went to one job, one company,” said Jackson.

In addition to the added jobs, GreenTech had said it would also produce 30,000 cars per year at its plant.

We don’t know if GreenTech is currently meeting that goal.

GreenTech’s Plant in Robinsonville, Mississippi closed its doors in January of 2017.

The company itself filed for bankruptcy in February of the same year.

The company known as GreenTech Automotive was a shady entity from its very beginning.

The Washington Free Beacon presented the following five points to remember about GreenTech Automotive, in an article published in August of 2013…

1. GreenTech fell short on job promises multiple times

McAuliffe told Virginians in 2009 that the new car company would create 1,500 jobs for the state.

McAuliffe did not tell Virginians that the company was also in talks with the state of Mississippi, and would soon opt to move its operations there.

However, things have not panned out with GreenTech in Mississippi either.

McAuliffe projected that GreenTech would be churning out 10,000 cars in its first year and employ thousands.

At this point it is unclear whether GreenTech is producing any jobs. Further informationBelow.]

GreenTech is still operating at what was supposed to be a temporary facility in Horn Lake, Miss.

Although McAuliffe claimed that ground was broken at the company’s planed permanent facility, local investigators found that there was nothing but overgrown grass covering the plot on which it is supposed to be located.

2. GreenTech relies on a foreign “visa-for-sale” investment scheme

At the center of GreenTech’s fundraising operation is the controversial EB-5 visa program.

The program allows foreign nationals to get a visa if they invest $500,000 to $1 million in a project or business that provides U.S. jobs.

GreenTech partners with Gulf Coast Funds Management (GCFM), a company that is authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to collect EB-5 investments for GreenTech.

GCFM has collected at least $45.5 million from foreign investors for GreenTech through the program. Anthony Rodham, a close friend of McAuliffe who also happens to be the brother of Hillary Clinton, runs GCFM.

Many have been skeptical about whether the visa program was being used properly.

Virginia officials labeled the company a “visa-for-sale scheme” and feared that doing business with GreenTech could eventually “give the Commonwealth a black eye.”

3. GreenTech is being investigated by the SEC

Both GreenTech and GCFM are targets of a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation.

Although the details of the investigation are still unclear, both companies have confirmed that the SEC subpoenaed them for documents in May of this year.

Documents made available by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) make clear that the investigation centers around the use of the EB-5 visa program.

McAuliffe, who quietly resigned from the company in December, claims that he had no knowledge of any pending investigation at the time of his resignation.

4. GreenTech is at the center of a Homeland Security investigation

GreenTech and McAuliffe have also found themselves involved in a Department of Homeland Security investigation.

USCIS director Alejandro Mayorkas allegedly assisted Rodham and GCFM win approval for an EB-5 visa application, even after the application and the subsequent appeal were rejected.

Documents revealed that Rodham directly contacted Mayorkas and urged him to approve pending visa applications.

Concerns were also raised that Mayorkas expedited the approval of applicants that were held for “fraud/national security.”

5. GreenTech’s parent company is based in the British Virgin Islands

GreenTech is owned by Capital Wealth Holdings, an investment company incorporated in the tax haven, the British Virgin Islands.

GreenTech president and Chinese businessman, Charles Wang, owns the investment company.

Wang is an expert on the EB-5 visa program and has coached other U.S. companies on how to effectively make use of it.

Of course, Terry McAuliffe saw things differently.

According to McAuliffe, in an op ed piece he wrote at the time for the Washington Post

I’ve not been contacted in any way by those conducting the investigation and have no knowledge of it beyond what has been reported. From what has been reported, the investigation appears to be looking at a document allegedly prepared for potential investors — something I was not responsible for as chairman.

Republicans have also criticized the company for employing only about 100 people. Of course, that’s about 100 jobs that would not have existed if we had not taken a risk on this company. The company has taken longer to develop than many people expected, including me, but taking a risk on an innovative company is a critical part of the American system, and most business leaders I speak with agree that it’s not uncommon for a company to face challenges meeting its goals.

GreenTech was started because those involved invested their own money in high-tech manufacturing. In this case, it was manufacturing a small electric vehicle that had already won an annual award. Like every start-up during the Great Recession, the company faced headwinds. Those included a bureaucratic slowdown in a bipartisan visa program known as EB-5, which brings capital from overseas to create jobs here in the United States for many companies. I joined a variety of business and political leaders from both parties who expressed frustration to officials at the agency overseeing the program.

A further headwind is that manufacturing isn’t easy, and manufacturing a new kind of car is even harder. The company has invested in research and development, testing and safety to perfect the design. While Nissan worked to develop electric vehicles for about 18 years before launching the Leaf, GreenTech made progress in just a few years during a more challenging economic time. If GreenTech succeeds, it will be a step forward for innovative manufacturing.

I have an interest — both personally and financially — in the company succeeding, and I believe that it will. As a minority shareholder, my return will be determined by the success of a long process of testing, manufacturing, marketing and selling vehicles all over the world.

Like his dear friend, Hillary Clinton, Terry McAuliffe has a history of promising the world and delivering squat.

Democrats incessantly proclaim that they are the party of the average American.

The “temporary” GreenTech Automotive Plant, which was supposed to provide a lot of jobs here in Northwest Mississippi, sits just a couple of miles down the road from where I am writing this post. The fact is, according to both current and former employees, fewer than 100 workers produced no more than one car every two or three days…a legacy of over-promising and under-delivering, Just like the Economic Policies put in place from President Barack Hussein Obama and the Democratic Congress.

Hopefully, those who still work for the cause of justice within the DOJ and the FBI will indict Hillary Clinton and all of those who profited under scams like McAuliffe’s GreenTech Automotive.

Relative morality and situational ethics of the Obama Administration  and the Democrats in Congress sent America heading toward a brick wall of economic Despair and mediocrity, like Crash Test Dummies in the commercials we have seen for decades on television.

Thank the Lord President Trump hit the brakes.

 

Until He Comes,

KJ

Trump Labels Chicago Violence “Absolute and Total Disaster…It’s Called Bad Leadership”

August 10, 2018

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FoxNews.com reports that

President Trump weighed in on the recent string of shootings in Chicago on Thursday, labeling the bloodshed that’s left at least 11 people dead and 70 others injured an “absolute and total disaster.”

Speaking at a prison reform roundtable at his golf club in Bedminister, New Jersey, alongside governors and state attorneys general, the president laid much of the blame for the violence at the feet of the city’s leadership.

“We must strengthen community bonds with law enforcement including cities like Chicago, that have been an absolute and total disaster,” Trump said. “We’ll be talking about Chicago today because that is something that – in terms of our nation – nobody would believe it could be happening.

“Bad stuff happening,” Trump continued. “And probably, I guess you have to take from the leadership. It’s called bad leadership. There’s no reason in a million years that something like that should be happening in Chicago.”

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is battling calls for his resignation amid the uptick in violence in Chicago. Hip-hop artist Chance the Rapper, long-time Emanuel critic Rev. Gregory Livingston and around 200 protesters – who briefly shut down Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive on Aug. 2 – all recently have called for Emanuel to step down.

“Our souls are burdened,” Emanuel said in response. “It is unacceptable to happen in any neighborhood of Chicago. We are a better city.”

Thursday’s meeting in New Jersey was largely with officials representing states that have implemented changes similar to those backed by the president, the White House said.

The administration has been pressing Congress to send Trump legislation that would provide the Bureau of Prisons with $50 million over the next five years for drug treatment, education and job-skills programs. Trump said the administration has felt “very, very strongly” about helping former inmates find jobs.

“We want every child to grow up in a safe neighborhood, surrounded by families that are loving and helpful and with a  path to great education and a life-long career,” Trump said.

The continuing and escalating violence in the Windy City reminds me of the exercise in futility that was the 8 year Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm).

During those long 8 years, one of his pet projects was Gun Control.

Obama claimed that by making it harder for honest American Citizens to purchase firearms, it would curb the crime and violence in our major cities, like his hometown of Chicago, which already had in place some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.

Fat lot of good that’s done, huh?

Have you ever watched a mother, when their toddler bumps their head on a table, attempt to distract their child, by pretending to spank the table, while saying, “Bad Table”?

That, in a nutshell, is what Former President Barack Hussein Obama was attempting to do by writing Executive Orders, in an attempt to limit the Constitutional Right of American Citizens to own guns.

Community Leaders in Chicago have found out the hard way that by creating new restrictions, instead of enforcing gun laws which were already in place, Obama shifted the blame from those who operate outside of the law, like the gangs in Chicago, to America and her citizens.

Obama and the rest of the Far Left Democrats have focused on trying to control law-abiding American Citizens, instead of punishing those who operate outside of our laws, like the thugs who have turned Obama’s “hometown” of Chicago into their own personal “Killing Fields”.

Some of the strictest Gun Control Laws in the nation have not stopped criminals from getting guns in Chicago.

Why do Democrats always believe that more Gun Control Laws are going to accomplish what they ones they have already passed have not?

Were they that full of themselves that they thought that, since they were the “smartest people in the room”, that failed methods would actually work simply because they were the ones attempting them?

Were they just doing something to be doing something, in order to save face with their Far Left supporters?

Or, was it something more malevolent than just everyday politics?

Here’s a quote from an organization which backed Obama all the way during his Gun Confiscation efforts…

…the right-wing extremists opposing all efforts to curb gun violence are the same forces that rallied behind Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, hoping to undermine every other democratic right as well as the living standards of workers and ordinary Americans. It is for that reason, as well as the need to protect public safety, that the same coalition of labor and its allies that worked so hard and effectively to re-elect President Barack Obama must now go all-out to back his common sense proposals for gun law reform.

As Obama has charged, the extremists recklessly “gin up fear” that the government is coming to take away hunting rifles and personal weapons owned for legitimate self-defense. Led by the hate-mongering leadership of the National Rifle Association, they use a totally fraudulent and only very recent interpretation of the Second Amendment which they falsely claim as necessary for protecting every other freedom contained in the Bill of Rights.

One of their unhinged spokesmen, Texas talk show host Alex Jones, launched a national petition drive to deport CNN commentator Piers Morgan for questioning the Second Amendment. Jones said the amendment “isn’t there for duck hunting. It’s there to protect us from tyrannical government and street thugs,” and then went on to threaten insurrection “if you try to take our firearms.”

Actually, the Second Amendment wasn’t enacted with any of these things in mind. The amendment was adopted as a means to enable the new American republic, lacking a standing army or state national guards, to muster militia to put down domestic uprisings, including slave revolts, to repulse any attempted return by the British and to deal with clashes with Native Americans on the expanding frontier.

These issues vanished long ago. The Second Amendment is obsolete and now has been twisted to threaten the basic safety and security of all Americans. There is no basis for claiming this amendment was intended to permit unregulated personal acquisition of firearms, including amassing military weapons and private arsenals for “protection” from the government. No government, especially one that is new and fragile, has ever authorized citizens to arm themselves against it.

The preceding quote actually comes from peoplesworld.org, the website of Communist Party USA.

As I have chronicled over the last eight years, the Democratic Party’s Gun Confiscation Movement comes right out of  the playbook of Marx and Lenin.

Which, looking back on it, makes the Democrats’ recent hard turn to the Far Left not that surprising.

There is one thing that Obama  and his “Fellow Travelers” have never taken into account, however…

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have. – Ronald Reagan

And, that is why they have failed.

Chicago’s gangs are committing more murder and mayhem on the blood-drenched streets of Chicago than ever before…and as their evil spreads, they probably have the fire power to eliminate Chicago’s “Thin Blue Line”, which is all that stands between law-abiding citizens and absolute anarchy.

If Democrats at the local level, like Rahm Emmanuel and the Democrats in D.C. had addressed the REAL problem of gang violence in Chicago and other municipalities, instead of trying to blame average American Gun Owners for the violent acts of criminals, Chicago and other major cities would be safer places to live in and visit today.

But, that would have made too much sense.

Until He Comes,

KJ

DSA Director Says “Current Economic System” is Not Working for the “99 Percent” as Unemployment Hits New Low

August 6, 2018

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“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples’ money.” – Lady Margaret Thatcher

Sarah Jones of CNSNews.com reports that

Democratic Socialists are not a political party yet, their national director said on Wednesday, but they do want to “intervene” in politics as they work to transform America into a “bottom-up” society where the interests of “working people” come first.

“So we believe working people know how to run our society, and we need to realize that we have the power,” Maria Svart told C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Wednesday.

The group’s big beef is with the “very wealthy” who “own” politicians in both major parties.

Asked what it means to be a Democratic-Socialist, Svart explained it this way:

We believe that we should all live a life of dignity and comfort and that in the richest country in the history of the world, it’s possible.

We know that working people are the ones that make this economy work and make this society work. But the current economic system and the political system that we have in place…aren’t working for the 99 percent.

So we believe we need a society that we run democratically to meet human needs, not private profit. And it’s our belief there is an elite, tiny minority of people who have rigged the economy and therefore rigged the political system for their own benefit.

And so we need to work together, as working and poor people to take back our economy and take back our politics and create a transformed society. And we’re an organization with chapters in all 50 states working towards that with everything from direct action to legislative work to electing Democratic-Socialist candidates and more.

Svart told C-SPAN she is the product of a union family, and she learned she was a socialist when she went to a “socialist feminism” event in college.

“I had a moment when I heard there is an economic system that is structured deliberately by people that currently have power to keep their power and that was when I had an epiphany and realized that I was a socialist myself.”

Other pearls of wisdom from the socialist leader include:

— “The capitalist system as we have it now, and the government that is run by capitalists that we have now is profoundly dangerous and violent towards American citizens, not just people that are not American citizens….and that’s not going to change until we stand up and make it change…and that’s why we are building a movement.”

— “Working people go to work every day, we work hard, and then we get a little bit back for what we have contributed with our labor. And our boss gets most of the profits. And so when they accumulate that and then they reinvest that in the casino economy, they actually accrue a billion dollars…so they not only have a lot more money and they can afford to pay a higher (tax) rate, but they have made that money by taking it out of our pockets. And we believe that we can just take them out of the equation. We can run our workplaces, we can run our society, we can decide where our tax dollars go and it shouldn’t go to subsidize their exorbitantly expensive lifestyle.”

— “Just think about who’s benefiting from the system we have now. Do you think that employers want everybody to have a job? What happens if everybody has a job? That means that people can say, actually, I don’t want to keep only 25 percent of the wealth that I produce for you; I want to keep 50 percent, I want to keep 75 percent, because I am doing the labor. The only thing you own is the workplace or the factory. So employers benefit when there are a lot of people who don’t have work…”

— “We are a nonviolent organization. And we believe in civil disobedience and public pressure campaigns as one of the tools that we use in addition to things like mass strikes. We really supported the strikes in West Virginia because it was working people, public employees and teachers withholding their labor and saying this state runs through our labor and we’re going to stop right now until you give us what we need.”

— “Government programs are incredibly important because if we didn’t have programs like that, just imagine how corporate America would treat people. We see it, the way they’re trying to cut programs for the homeless; we’ve seen it, how affordable housing stock is being cut; we’ve seen it, the fact that one in four children go hungry. So in the richest country in the world, we cannot rely on the very wealthy, the capitalist class, the people that own all the companies we have to work for every day …we can’t rely on these private corporations to take care of us…”

Per discoverthenetworks.org,

At the height of the Cold War and the Vietnam War era, the Socialist Party USA of Eugene Debs and Norman Thomas split in two over the issue of whether or not to criticize the Soviet Union, its allies, and Communism: One faction rejected and denounced the USSR and its allies—including Castro’s Cuba, the Sandinistas, North Vietnam and the Viet Cong—and supported Poland’s Solidarity Movement, etc. This anti-Communist faction took the name Social Democrats USA. (Many of its leaders—including Carl Gershman, who became Jeane Kirkpatrick’s counselor of embassy at the United Nations—eventually grew more conservative and became Reagan Democrats.) The other faction, however, refused to reject Marxism, refused to criticize or denounce the USSR and its allies, and continued to support Soviet-backed policies—including the nuclear-freeze program that sought to consolidate Soviet nuclear superiority in Europe. This faction, whose leading figure was Michael Harrington, in 1973 took the name Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC); its membership included many former Students for a Democratic Society activists.

DSOC operated not as a separate political party but as an explicitly socialist force within the Democratic Party and the labor movement. As such, it attracted many young activists who sought to push the Democratic Party further leftward politically. Among the notables who joined DSOC were Machinists’ Union leader William Winpisinger, feminist Gloria Steinem, gay rights activist Harry Britt, actor Ed Asner, and California Congressman (and avowed socialist) Ron Dellums.

By 1979 DSOC had made major inroads into the Democratic Party and claimed a national membership of some 3,000 people. In 1983 DSOC, under Michael Harrington’s leadership, merged with the New American Movement to form the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

…In 2008, most DSA members actively supported Barack Obama for U.S. President. Said the organization: “DSA believes that the possible election of Senator Obama to the presidency in November represents a potential opening for social and labor movements to generate the critical political momentum necessary to implement a progressive political agenda.”

In October 2009, the Socialist Party of America announced that at least 70 Congressional Democrats were members of its Caucus at that time—i.e., members of DSA. Most of those individuals belonged to the Congressional Progressive Caucus and/or the Congressional Black Caucus. In the fall of 2011, DSA was a strong backer of the Occupy Wall Street movement.

With all due deference to Ms. Svart, I do not believe that she has ever picked up a history book in her whole cotton-pickin’ life.

If she had, she would have realized that the Democratic Socialist form of government which she champions is a pipe dream.

Vladimir Lenin said one century ago that

The goal of Socialism is Communism.

And, both of these stages of Marxist Theory have failed wherever they have been installed as a central government.

The reason that they have failed is that Marxism is a theory, not a law of nature, and not an immutable fact.

Karl Marx based his theory upon his hatred of those who held power over him and “the masses” and their failure to “spread the wealth”.

What he failed to take into consideration was the fact that man is a fallen creature and those who assumed power by violently overthrowing the Bourgeoise soon became the very rich and greedy rulers which they hated.

It happens time and time again.

Innovation, ingenuity, and independence are subjugated for the “good of the State.”

Can anyone tell me a great invention which came from Russia?

It was not vodka. It was invented in Poland.

How about Communist China?

Other than steroid-dependent Olympic Women’s Athletes, you probably cannot come up with an answer.

When you think about it, when you put the words “democratic” and “socialism” together, you come up with “mob rule” and “Marxism”.

And, gentle readers, that is exactly the Poltical Platform of the Modern Democratic Party.

They have been having a temper tantrum since November 8, 2016 because the Presidential Election was NOT decided by mob rule and they truly believe that every average American’s reward for working hard is to give his money to a huge Central Government who will control his life and do his thinking for him from cradle to grave.

The Far Left Democrat Socalists who are seemingly in charge of the Democratic Party want average Americans, like you and me, to become mindless automatons, sacrificing everything we have, including our souls, for the “good of the State”.

When Ms. Svart said in the above article that private corporations could not take care of us and that only government could take care of us, she was evidently ignorant of the words of President Ronald Reagan, who said that the nine words that you never want to hear are

I’m from the Government and I’m here to help.

She should be mindful of another Pearl of Wisdom from The Gipper, as well…

“Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don’t need it and hell where they already have it.”

Until He Comes,

KJ

Leftist Billionaire Tom Steyer Says Dems Lack “Common Sense” to Impeach Trump…For What?

August 3, 2018

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FoxNews.com reports that

Left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer took aim at members of the Democratic establishment Thursday, saying they “lack common sense” for their hesitation to back a campaign to impeach President Donald Trump.

Steyer, rumored to be a candidate for the 2020 presidential election, spoke to a crowd of progressive activists at the Netroots Nation Convention in New Orleans and accused Democrats of not making a “serious effort” to impeach Trump.

“Not a single person in the Senate Democratic Caucus has shown the common sense or the sense of right and wrong to support impeachment,” he said. “There hasn’t been a serious effort to introduce a motion for impeachment in the House since December, that’s eight months ago.”

In what sounded at times like a grassroots campaign speech, Steyer took aim at Trump, calling the president “wildly corrupt,” and lashed out at Democrats for not taking action.

“They’re not willing to face a devastating and obvious truth about this president, that he is wildly corrupt and that we are well past the threshold to kick him out of office,” he said. “I don’t see the Democratic establishment doing anything real to stop him.”

Steyer is the founder of the Need To Impeach campaign, which is aimed squarely at President Trump.

The billionaire said Thursday that while Democratic lawmakers tell him in private about their willingness to back his campaign, they won’t take any public stance.

“Their message to me and the 5.5 million Americans demanding Donald Trump’s impeachment is that it’s bad politics, it’s off message and it will galvanize the Republicans.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for example, has suggested impeachment could harm Democrats’ future electoral prospects. 

Steyer reportedly has pledged $40 million to his campaign since it launched last October.

I have a question, Mr. Steyer…Impeach President Trump for WHAT?

Russian Collusion? There was none. Mueller’s not even trying to prove that anymore. Now, he’s trying for Obstruction of Justice, Perjury, Turmp not calling his mother regularly when she was still with us, or something.

For a booming economy? I mean, I know that it is not an impeachable offense, but you Democrats seem to want Americans to stay out of the workforce, so that you can get them hooked on “Government Benefits”, and keep them subservient to Federal Government handouts for generations.

Building a wall to keep out those who wish to enter our Sovereign Nation illegally? I realize that average Americans are leaving the Democratic Party in a mass exodus because you guys have become a Far Left Political Party controlled by whack-job Special Interest Groups. However, you do realize that illegal aliens are not allowed to vote in Federal Elections, don’t you?

Perhaps you want to impeach Trump over the way he treats the Vanguard of the Democratic Party, the Main Stream Media? Well, if they didn’t publish and air lies and innuendos under the umbrella of “unnamed sources”, perhaps they would not be getting blasted by the President and by average Americans between the coasts.

Or, do you want to impeach him because despite your, your Political Party’s, and the MSM’s best efforts, Trump is sitting as of yesterday at a 50% approval rate, 5% ahead of Former President Barack Hussein Obama (mm mmm mmmm) at the same time in his presidency?

I know why you want to impeach President Trump.

It is because he beat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential Election and you, like the rest of your “yellow travelers”, simply cannot accept the fact that your political ideology is shared by a minority of Americans, located primary on the East and Left Coasts.

Those of us here in the Heartland of America still think that Hillary stinks on ice.

So, go ahead and get some of those Democratic Professional Politicians up there on Capitol Hill, whom you have bought off, to attempt to impeach President Trump…again.

Those of us down here in Realityville will shake our heads and laugh derisively at you and your clueless Congresscritters…again.

Until He Comes,

KJ 

 

 

 

Trump: “Only American Citizens Should Vote in American Elections” – Why He’s Right

August 1, 2018

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“Only American citizens should vote in American elections. Which is why the time has come for voter ID, like everything else.”

“You know, if you go out and you want to buy groceries, you need a picture on a card. You go out and you want to buy anything, you need ID and you need your picture.”

“In this country, the only time you don’t need it, in many cases, is when you want to vote for a president, when you want to vote for a senator, when you want to vote for a governor or a congressman. It’s crazy.” – President Donald J. Trump, Tampa, Florida, 7/31/2018

That was an understatement.

Breitbart.com reported yesterday that

A majority of Democrat voters now say that the 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States should be given the right to vote.

In a new poll by Rasmussen Reports, a majority of 54 percent of Democrats said illegal aliens in the U.S. should be given the right to vote so long as they pay taxes. Illegal aliens paying taxes ensures the identity theft of Americans.

Likewise, 53 percent of self-described liberal voters said they too support giving the 12 million illegal aliens in the U.S. the right to vote.

Scary, huh?

Well, as they say in all of the product commercials you see all over television these days,

“But, wait! There’s more!”

The Washington Times reports that

A Russian national or any other noncitizen can easily influence a U.S. election by simply registering to vote in California — just ask Elizaveta Shuvalova.

Ms. Shuvalova said she didn’t even know her name was added to the San Francisco voter rolls in 2012, when she was a 21-year-old Russian citizen living legally in the U.S. but ineligible to vote.

“I’ve never registered for anything in my entire life,” said Ms. Shuvalova, who became a U.S. citizen early last year. “This is news to me.”

The Washington Times obtained a San Francisco County voter log that detailed Ms. Shuvalova’s registration history and presented the document to her.

It showed that she signed up as a Democrat in July 2012 and that her registration was canceled in May 2016 after she told election officials she wasn’t a citizen. Her registration, as a Republican, was reactivated in March 2017.

“This is definitely a shocker to me. It is like an identity fraud because this is not coming from my end,” said Ms. Shuvalova, who now lives in New York, works as a personal trainer and calls herself a Democrat. “Like I told you, I haven’t even been a citizen during that time frame. So what can we do about it?”

More of a shocker is how easily Ms. Shuvalova was registered to vote in California without a citizenship check. Conservative watchdogs say the problem is surprisingly common across the country.

Noncitizens are signing up to vote in states including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia, according to research by the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a nonprofit law firm that advocates for election integrity. The foundation found that a large percentage of those noncitizens managed to cast ballots, too.

Ms. Shuvalova was signed up — possibly without her knowledge — by an organization circulating a petition for a 2013 ballot initiative to stop a massive condominium development on the San Francisco waterfront.

A signed registration card was submitted with the petition to qualify Ms. Shuvalova as a petition signer, said John Arntz, director of the San Francisco Department of Elections.

Activists often hand in stacks of registration cards with their petitions, he said.

Election officials say they conduct routine cross-references of voter registration information with databases at the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles and the secretary of state’s office but did not flag Ms. Shuvalova as a noncitizen.

The box for “vote by mail” was checked on her registration card, and the county began sending her ballots.

County records show she received nine ballots but never voted.

The only ballot returned to the election office was in May 2016, a month before the state’s Democratic primary, with the words “not citizen” written on it. Her self-identification as a noncitizen was noted on the voter log.

The county canceled Ms. Shuvalova’s registration at that time.

Yet she was somehow reregistered again a year later, about the time she became a citizen. Four months later, she moved to New York but remained on the California voter rolls.

Ms. Shuvalova said she doesn’t recall registering to vote either time or returning the ballot saying she wasn’t a citizen.

Mr. Arntz said nothing would have prevented Ms. Shuvalova from voting prior to 2016 and she would have remained on the voter rolls if his department had not received the ballot with “not citizen” scrawled across it.

But he didn’t think the Shuvalova case represented a broader problem.

“If it was a problem, this would be an issue that comes up every election or something we would have experienced more through time. But it doesn’t,” he told The Times.

“This is the first instance that I’ve actually had a conversation like this,” he said. “So, no, I don’t think it is a problem. I don’t think there’s many records out there like this.”

The Public Interest Legal Foundation said it already has other examples from Mr. Artz.

Logan Churchwell, communications and research director for the foundation, said Ms. Shuvalova’s file was one of more than two dozen records gleaned from San Francisco, based on a request for other self-reported noncitizens.

In six of those cases, the noncitizen also had a voting history.

“Our voter registration system masks noncitizens and allows the opportunity to vote until they decide to self-report at their own peril. All of this could have been prevented if states actually verified citizen eligibility upfront,” Mr. Churchwell said.

In response to the inquiries by The Times, Mr. Arntz said the Shuvalova case would be forwarded to San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon for review.

“This voter did not recall completing a registration affidavit in 2012. So then the question would go potentially to whoever organized the petition circulation,” he said.

Mr. Arntz said he was almost certain that nobody had been prosecuted in San Francisco for being a noncitizen on the voter rolls during his 16 years at the department.

“I can’t remember forwarding an allegation that someone was a noncitizen who registered to vote or did vote,” he said.

Notice that Mr. Arntz did not deny that illegals have voted in the past in San Francisco.

He just said that he was almost certain that nobody had been prosecuted for it.

Before Trump was president, Republicans brought up the subject of required Voter Identification in order for American Citizens to exercise their Constitutional Right to Vote.

Of course, the Democrats hollered that it was some sort of Civil Rights Violation, which made every sane person in the country scratch their heads while wondering what the Dems were smoking.

The Democrats’ quest for more voters to support their minority political ideology transcends such ‘passe” concepts as right and wrong, legal and illegal.

And, that is their reasoning when it comes to giving those who have broken into our country the same rights as law-abiding citizens, including the right to vote in American Elections.

A Voter I.D. would spoil the plans of the Democratic Party Leadership.

Remember, their Chairman is a Hispanic Political Activist.

In my state, even if you cannot drive, you can still get a state identification.

There is nothing to it and it comes in useful for all sorts of things where you need an I.D., even purchasing a cellphone and service plan.

Trump is absolutely right.

I.D.’s are a part of the overwhelming majority of Americans’ everyday lives.

The only reason to intentionally not carry one would be if you do not want to be identified because you’re breaking the law in some form or fashion…such as being in this Sovereign Nation illegally.

The right to vote in American Elections should remain as it always has been: a right enjoyed by American Citizens Only.

Giving illegals the right to vote is rewarding them for not having enough respect for America to enter our country in a legal manner.

It is the wrong thing to do.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Trump and Times Publisher Tete a Tete Turns Into Twitter Tiff

July 30, 2018

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On July 20th, President Donald J. Trump met with A.J. Sulzberger, the Publisher of the New York Time.

Yesterday, Trump posted the following tweet about that meeting…

In response to the President’s tweet, the Publisher of The New York Times posted these remarks about their meeting…

My main purpose for accepting the meeting was to raise concerns about the president’s deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric.

I told the president directly that I thought that his language was not just divisive but increasingly dangerous.

I told him that although the phrase “fake news” is untrue and harmful, I am far more concerned about his labeling journalists “the enemy of the people.” I warned that this inflammatory language is contributing to a rise in threats against journalists and will lead to violence.

I repeatedly stressed that this is particularly true abroad, where the president’s rhetoric is being used by some regimes to justify sweeping crackdowns on journalists. I warned that it was putting lives at risk, that it was undermining the democratic ideals of our nation, and that it was eroding one of our country’s greatest exports: a commitment to free speech and a free press.

Throughout the conversation I emphasized that if President Trump, like previous presidents, was upset with coverage of his administration he was of course free to tell the world. I made clear repeatedly that I was not asking for him to soften his attacks on The Times if he felt our coverage was unfair. Instead, I implored him to reconsider his broader attacks on journalism, which I believe are dangerous and harmful to our country.

Which, in turn, led to the following tweets from the President…

Here is my question for Mr. Sulzberger…

In what way are President Trump’s tweets about modern “journalism” “harmful to our country”?

Since we are not face to face, I will answer that question for you.

The answer is: The President’s tweets are NOT harmful to our country.

Like President Ronald Reagan before him, he is bypassing your newspaper and the rest of the servile Propaganda Arm of the Democratic Party known as the Main Stream Media, in order to communicate directly to the American People.

By tweeting, the President does not have to worry about the ideological filters or blatant Liberal Spin which, in this “enlightened age”, has taken the place of good old-fashioned objective journalism.

The reason why your newspaper, the once world-renowned “Gray Lady”, has fallen from the atmospheric heights of being considered the pinnacle of journalistic endeavor to being nothing by an over-priced birdcage liner, is because of your obvious bias in favor of a political ideology which, despite your best efforts, remains the political viewpoint of a minority of Americans.

The fact that your publication has been cited numerous times over the last several years for being ethically challenged and having a propensity for posting fake news stories hasn’t helped your circulation, either.

Main Stream Media members, such as your newspaper and The Washington Post, which the President also cited, became spoiled during the two terms of President George W. Bush, because he decided not to fight back against your fake news stories and scurrilous attacks.

And then, you enjoyed the favor of King Barack The First, whom your gleefully served for 8 long years, applauding and supporting his every move, while telling us how gracious and refined his anti-American mooching wife was and how beautiful her arms were.

Which brings us to the present and an American President whom you all revile because he accomplished what you had all predicted was an impossible feat, beating Hillary Rodham Clinton for the Presidency of the United States of America.

And then, he had the nerve not only to go straight to the American public through the use of Twitter, he fought back against your attacks and called your lies and innuendoes based upon information gathered from “unnamed sources” (probably the voices in reporters’ heads) what they were: FAKE NEWS.

Mr. Sulzberger, I feel your “concern”. In fact I am sharing a tear over your dilemma…from laughing hysterically.

So, before your once-great newspaper goes the way of the Dodo and all that is left is you and your laptop, just remember what the late, great Will Rogers used to say,

All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that’s an alibi for my ignorance.

Until He Comes,

KJ

The Summit Aftermath – Dems, Never-Trumpers, and RINOs, Oh, the “Concern”

July 17, 2018

 

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FoxNews.com reports that

President Trump faced harsh bipartisan criticism back home for his Helsinki press conference with Vladimir Putin on Monday, as lawmakers claimed the U.S. president missed a chance to “stand up” to the Russian president on election meddling. 

The U.S. president, for his part, called the summit with Putin “deeply productive.” After Democrats for days called on him to nix the meeting in the wake of indictments against Russian officers for U.S. campaign hacking, Trump said he would “not make decisions on foreign policy in a futile effort to appease partisan critics.” 

He cited progress on a range of issues, and said it would be a “good thing” to get along with Russia. 

However, the president angered members of both parties by saying both countries share blame for damaged relations and by not firmly standing by U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia meddled in the 2016 elections. 

Trump said he has great confidence in the intelligence community, but Putin gave a “strong and powerful” denial. He said he doesn’t “see any reason why” Russia would be behind election meddling.

“There is no question that Russia interfered in our election and continues attempts to undermine democracy here and around the world,” House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., countered. 

Others were less reserved in their response.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who has been out of Washington for months battling brain cancer, issued a blistering statement calling the performance “disgraceful.” 

“President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin. He and Putin seemed to be speaking from the same script as the president made a conscious choice to defend a tyrant against the fair questions of a free press, and to grant Putin an uncontested platform to spew propaganda and lies to the world,” McCain said, calling the president’s comments at the press conference “a recent low point in the history of the American Presidency.”

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., another Republican often critical of the president, also blasted Trump.

“I never thought I would see the day when our American President would stand on the stage with the Russian President and place blame on the United States for Russian aggression. This is shameful,” Flake tweeted.

Trump later clarified on Twitter: “As I said today and many times before, ‘I have GREAT confidence in MY intelligence people.’ However, I also recognize that in order to build a brighter future, we cannot exclusively focus on the past – as the world’s two largest nuclear powers, we must get along!” 

Democrats, meanwhile, cranked up the volume on criticism that had already been building for days — especially after 12 Russians were indicted for allegedly hacking Hillary Clinton campaign and other Democratic groups’ emails in 2016. 

Former CIA director John Brennan, another frequent critic of Trump, went so far as to effectively accuse the president of treason. 

“Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes & misdemeanors.’ It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???”

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said: “President Trump’s weakness in front of Putin was embarrassing, and proves that the Russians have something on the President, personally, financially or politically.” 

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer made similar comments, while calling on Congress to ratchet up sanctions on Russia in response to Monday’s events. 

“What the president has done is an insult to all Americans,” Schumer said. 

Trump is the first non-politician since our nation’s early days to become the President of the United States of America.

As a successful businessman, Trump has always “played the long game” and relied on a keen strategic sense in knowing how to negotiate for not just a short-term win but a long-term win as well.

I believe that is what he was doing yesterday.

If I was in Trump’s position I would not trust the hierarchy of our Intelligence Agencies, either…especially that old Commie, John Brennan.

The Washington Elite and members of the Main Stream Media showed their true colors and their Stage 4 cases of Trump Derangement Syndrome, yesterday.

The Never-Trumpers in the Republican Party joined hands with their brothers and sisters across the Political Aisle in condemning Trump in a show of unity among Professional Politicians who remain offended that a rank outsider somehow became our 45th President.

To put it bluntly, those Washington Insiders on both sides of the Political Aisle who are so offended by President Trump are the ones who put him in office.

Anger has played an important part in the forging of this great country.

It was anger that formed our country….an anger over being held captive to “Taxation Without Representation”…an anger which, as a prime example of history repeating itself, led Americans to choose a Citizen Statesman for their next President over a Professional Politician.

It is this anger, which also propelled Donald J. Trump to his victory in the Republican Primary Race…and those who prefer the Washingtonian Status Quo seem to have forgotten that fact already.

That is why the Republican Establishment, at least some of them, attacked Trump yesterday.

The funny thing is, for all of their angst and “concern” yesterday, if they had not accepted the reality of his Primary Victory, and the fact that Americans were angry, they would have gone down to defeat again in 2016.

They would have never achieved victory by once again trying to push the Jello of “Liberal Moderation” up a hill.

Hence, the failed campaign of Jeb! Bush.

The American people were tired of Political Correctness and anti-American political expediencies being forced down our throats by both political parties and trumpeted by their lackeys in the Main Stream Media.

Donald Trump, for all of his brashness and braggadocio, was a breath of free air and, quite frankly an anomaly. He was not a professional politician. He was a businessman who wanted to become a public servant.

And, so far, what he has accomplished as President has demonstrated that he was up to the challenge.

During his actions since taking office, we have seen Trump exemplify leadership ability and a concern for our country that we did not from his predecessor.

Meanwhile, those on the left are still participating in National Temper Tantrum, as if they have the power to overthrow our Constitution and to end Trump’s Presidency for no reason other than they do not like him.

And, the Never-Trumpers in the GOP Elite would gladly help them.

Unfortunately for the Deep State Operatives within our Intelligence Agencies, Special Counsel Mueller has yet to find any collusion between Trump and the Russians.

So, that will not be happening anytime soon.

And to those Republicans who would rather stand with the Democrats than stand up for a Republican President, it is time for you to go ahead and get it over with and switch parties, go stand with your Democrat Friends, and then sit down and shut up.

It’s not about what you want anymore.

It is about what us average Americans want.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

Durbin Suggests Stopping SCOTUS Nominee More Important Than Midterm Elections

July 9, 2018

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FoxNews.com reports that

Just one day before President Trump is set to announce his pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy in a primetime address from the White House, a top Democratic senator suggested that stopping the nominee is more important than the upcoming midterm elections.

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., acknowledged that so-called red-state Democrats may be tempted to vote for Trump’s selection out of political necessity, but urged his colleagues Sunday to consider more than their political careers.

“Beyond the procedure, beyond the gamesmanship, it is a life-and-death important decision to be made by this court on so many issues,” the Senate minority whip said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

“The men and women that I work with on the Democratic side really take this seriously,” he added, after host Chuck Todd raised the possibility that Democrats could lose their bid to retake the Senate by opposing the nominee. “They understand it’s an historic decision. It’s about more than the next election. It’s about what future the United States of America is going to chart.”

Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham called the situation a veritable “nightmare” for Democrats hanging onto their vulnerable seats in states that largely support Trump.

Those Democrats — including West Virginia’s Joe Manchin, North Dakota’s Heidi Heitkamp, and Indiana’s Joe Donnelly — must choose between alienating their constituents, or trying to halt a conservative nominee who may ultimately prove unstoppable anyway because of the GOP’s slim Senate majority.

Only 50 votes are needed to confirm a justice, because Senate Republicans eliminated the filibuster for Supreme Court justices last year — widely seen as a retaliation for Democrats’ decision to get rid of the filibuster to ensure that President Barack Obama’s nominees were seated on the D.C. Circuit.

Durbin charged that it was “totally inconsistent” for Republicans to press for a vote on Trump’s nominee after stalling the nomination of Merrick Garland in 2016. GOP Senate leaders refused to vote on Garland’s selection, saying it was inappropriate to consider a nomination during a presidential election year — a principle Durbin claimed must logically apply to midterm election cycles as well.

But Judiciary Committee member Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., said Sunday he would still be willing to meet with Trump’s nominee, even as he echoed Durbin’s complaints about Garland’s treatment.

I could go into detail, as I have in numerous past posts, about how the Far Left Democratic Party has completely gone off the rails since the election and subsequent Inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump.

Of course, the fact that he has achieved great success in fulfilling his Campaign Promises since Inauguration Day has not helped the mental state of Democrats at all.

Hence, Durbin’s wish to commit political hari kari by fighting Trump’s Choice for the vacant Supreme Court Justice position, no matter whom the President nominates tonight.

Through my lifetime, I have watched the Democrats railroad three Republican President’s Nominations: Bork, Ginsburg, and Thomas. Thank God Thomas was able to make it through the Democrats’ Gauntlet, which included false charges of sexual harassment, to become a solid Conservative member of the SCOTUS.

Democrats know that Trump is going to nominate a Conservative for the position tonight.

After the success that Justice Gorsuch has already shown himself to be, why should Trump change his game plan to please the Democrats?

The answer is, of course, he shouldn’t.

So Durbin, Schumer, et al, have a choice: either be public servants and allow President Trump to pick his nominee without too much fuss, or, show your backsides to the voting public and give them another reason to kick your out-of touch egotistical as…errr…selves out of your phony baloney jobs. (I didn’t get a harrumph from that guy! – Mel Brooks, “Blazing Saddles”)

Which personally, gentle readers, will be fine with me.

I’m so tired of all of the negativity about every single thing that the duly elected 45th President of the United States does, that I could throw something at the TV and hit Shep Smith right between the eyes.

Between the Dems and the Never-Trumpers, it is amazing that the President has been so successful.

And, if he nominates the individual whom I think he will tonight, he will expose the hypocrisy of the before-mentioned Nattering Nabobs of Negativity so severely, it will result in months of side-splitting entertainment for those of us who support President Trump to look forward to.

As Garth said to Wayne when they put their street hockey goal back in place after a car came down their street,

“Game on”!

Until He Comes,

KJ