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As the Manafort Jury Deliberates, Let’s Look at the Background of Mueller’s Prosecutors

August 17, 2018

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Reasonable Doubt – A standard of proof that must be surpassed to convict an accused in a criminal proceeding. Reasonable doubt is a standard of proof used in criminal trials. When a criminal defendant is prosecuted, the prosecutor must prove the defendant’s guilt Beyond a Reasonable Doubt. If the jury—or the judge in a bench trial—has a reasonable doubt as to the defendant’s guilt, the jury or judge should pronounce the defendant not guilty. Conversely, if the jurors or judge have no doubt as to the defendant’s guilt, or if their only doubts are unreasonable doubts, then the prosecutor has proven the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt and the defendant should be pronounced guilty.

FoxNews.com reports that

The jury in the federal trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended the first day of deliberations Thursday without a verdict, but did ask the judge a series of questions before breaking — a development the defense took as good news.

One source close to the Manafort team told Fox News, “We’re in the game.”

Before court was adjourned in the afternoon, U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III announced that jurors would continue their work on Friday morning.

Ellis read aloud a note detailing four questions from the jury, which covered foreign financial accounts, shell companies, the definition of reasonable doubt and other evidence in the case.

Outside court on Thursday, Manafort’s defense attorney, Kevin Downing, called the questions from the jury — especially the one about reasonable doubt — a “good sign.”

“So, overall a very good day for Mr. Manafort,” Downing told reporters.

After a trial spanning nearly three weeks, Manafort, 69, is awaiting a verdict on tax evasion and bank fraud charges. He has been accused of hiding income earned from his Ukrainian political work from the IRS. He’s also accused of fraudulently obtaining millions in bank loans.

He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

A humorous moment occurred earlier Thursday after Ellis excused the jury from the courtroom.

“Mr. Trump, are you here?” the judge asked, eliciting an audible gasp from the many reporters in the room.

It turned out the judge was referring to a man named Jim Trump, a prosecutor who was present in court for the next case and has no relation to President Trump. The moment resulted in a smile and a laugh from Manafort.

Before deliberations started, Ellis acknowledged that the jury room is small. He offered to let the jurors use his conference room to deliberate instead. The jury, though, informed the judge that the members would prefer to deliberate in the break room, where they eat lunch. Ellis granted the request.

A unanimous verdict from the 12 jurors is required to convict Manafort on each of the 18 counts against him.

During closing arguments on Wednesday, attorneys for Manafort suggested that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team had improperly ensnared their client in his ongoing probe of alleged Russian influence in U.S. politics.

Manafort attorney Richard Westling told jurors that banks had not reported any problems with Manafort to regulators “until the special counsel came and asked questions,” and he accused prosecutors of “stacking” charges against Manafort. And Downing, the other defense attorney, said several times the prosecution should have been handled by an IRS audit, rather than through a high-profile federal prosecution by the special counsel’s office.

Prosecutors said both arguments violated a pretrial agreement not to discuss the larger political context of the case. Later in the day, during jury instructions that lasted well over an hour, Ellis told jurors to ignore the defense team’s suggestion that the Mueller prosecution was politically motivated.

Throughout their closing arguments during the day, defense attorneys claimed prosecutors had produced “not a single bit” of evidence in support of their charges.

On Wednesday, prosecutors used their closing arguments to paint the former Trump campaign chairman as a chronic liar, telling jurors Manafort is “not above the law.”

The prosecution’s star witness, Rick Gates – Manafort’s former business partner, who struck a plea deal to cooperate with the government — testified that he and Manafort committed bank and tax fraud together.

Manafort’s legal troubles won’t end with this trial. He is also facing charges in a separate federal court case in Washington, including allegations of conspiring against the United States, conspiring to launder money, failing to register as an agent of a foreign principal and providing false statements.

In an article from WRAL.com, they report that Mueller’s prosecutorial team is stay across the street at The Westin Hotel.

Guess whose dime they are staying on?

If you guessed the American Taxpayers’, you are absolutely correct.

Two of the members of the Special Counsel’s team of prosecutors mention in the article are Greg D. Andres and Andrew Weissmann, one of Mueller’s top deputies.

Greg D. Andres attended the University of Chicago Law School, where he graduated in 1995.

He was most recently employed as a white-collar criminal defense lawyer with New York law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell.

Per opensecrets.org, here are the top five political campaigns whom the organizations’ PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families contributed to during the 2016 Presidential Election Campaign Season.

Clinton, Hillary (D) Pres $165,612
Rubio, Marco (R-FL) Senate $11,150
Schumer, Charles E (D-NY) Senate $10,600
Van Hollen, Chris (D-MD) House $10,142
Kasich, John (R) Pres $8,350

Andres, 50, also served in the Obama/Holder Department of Justice from 2010 to 2012. He was deputy assistant attorney general in the criminal division, where he oversaw the fraud unit and managed the program that targeted illegal foreign bribery.

He was the 16th “investigator” hired by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Andrew Weissmann is a veteran government prosecutor known for his work on the Enron task force and for going after mob figures in New York. He is an expert at “flipping” lower level defendants.

Per Heavy.com,

1. Weissmann Served as the FBI’s General Counsel Under Robert Mueller – Before his tenure at the FBI, Weissmann was a partner at Jenner & Block in New York for five years.

2. Weissmann Led the Enron Task Force but Not Without Controversy – Time after time, courts have reversed Weissmann’s most touted ‘victories’ for his tactics. This is hardly the stuff of a hero in the law. Weissmann, as deputy and later director of the Enron Task Force, destroyed the venerable accounting firm of Arthur Andersen LLP and its 85,000 jobs worldwide — only to be reversed several years later by a unanimous Supreme Court.

3. Weissmann Donated Money to President Barack Obama – Weissmann is a Barack Obama and Democratic campaign donor, according to federal records. “Weissmann, who led the Enron investigation, previously gave $2,300 to Obama’s first presidential campaign in 2008 and $2,000 to the Democratic National Committee in 2006, the same year Democrats won control of Congress.

4. Weissmann Attended Princeton & Columbia Universities & Prosecuted Mafia Crime Families – According to the DOJ press release, Weissmann “began his career with the Department of Justice in 1991 at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York, where he served in various leadership positions, including as chief of the Criminal Division. According to Mother Jones, one of the people Weissmann prosecuted had ties to Trump. “As a prosecutor in the Eastern District, Weissmann signed a 1998 cooperation agreement between the US government and Felix Sater, a violent felon and securities trader who had pleaded guilty to financial crimes. Sater went on to become a confidential informant for the FBI and a Trump business partner,” the magazine noted.

5. Some Conservatives Have Noted That Weissmann Was in a Position of Power During the Clinton Uranium Controversy – Some conservatives contend that Mueller has a conflict of interest because they argue the FBI, under his stewardship, should have more thoroughly investigated Bill and Hillary Clinton over a uranium deal known as Uranium One. National Review notes that Andrew Weissmann ran Obama DOJ’s Fraud Section during this time frame.

President Trump has been right all along.

This is nothing more than a Witch Hunt coordinated by a bunch of Democrats to attempt to either evict Trump from the White House or, at least, slow down his wonderful rapid progress on behalf of our Sovereign Nation to a crawl.

Mueller and his entire staff are nothing more than a Democratic Party Lynch Mob, being allowed to run amok and cause chaos in the heart of a Republican Administration.

The very fact that Paul Manafort remains in jail while the Radical Muslims who killed a 3-year old innocent child in New Mexico are out walking the streets is a travesty in itself.

This “Russia Probe” being conducted by a politically biased Special Counsel is nothing more than an extension of the Deep State Operation involving the DOJ and the FBI which began under the Obama Administration, producing a phony FISA Dossier which just like Muller’s lawyers rooms at The Westin Hotel, our tax dollars paid for.

The fact that the jury asked the sort of questions that they did of Judge Ellis is a good sign that they are having serious doubts about the “chain of evidence” presented by Mueller’s team of “Angry Democrats” and the efficacy of their case.

Now…America waits.

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

Hollywood, Christian Americans, and Political Upheaval…the Devil is in the Details

August 12, 2018

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With all of the anti-Trump hatred, bile, and bitterness coming from the isolated Left Coast City of Hollywood, California lately, it is nice to be able to post a “feel-good” story for a change.

The Christian Post reports that

“Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt was spotted with his new girlfriend Katherine Schwarzenegger after the two attended church last week.

Pratt and Schwarzenegger, oldest daughter of actor/politician Arnold Schwarzenegger and broadcast journalist Maria Shriver, have been linked together since June, according to PEOPLE, which reported that the couple spent this past Father’s Day together. 

The 39-year-old actor and the 28-year-old author were spotted kissing after attending a Sunday service in California with Pratt’s 5-year-old son, TMZ reported earlier this month.

Both Pratt and Schwarzenegger have been vocal about their faith in public forums. The lifestyle blogger was raised Catholic but in recent years has attended nondenominational Christian churches with her mother, brother Patrick and lately now with Pratt. She often shares inspiring quotes on Twitter and recently retweeted Rev Run: “God’s way is better than your way. His plan is bigger than yours, it’ll be more rewarding than your wildest dream. Now trust him and Chill.”

Pratt, who starred in “Avengers: Infinity War,” has made it a goal to share his faith with others. After his recent divorce from actress Anna Faris, he revealed that his pastor’s books have been helping him keep his faith strong.

“I read books by my Pastor, Chad Veach in Zoe Church LA,” he said in a home video posted in December. “I find his book Faith Forward Future to be very helpful!”

TMZ first reported that Pratt was attending Veach’s church after his very public split with his wife of eight years. The actor has taken his son, Jack, to the church at the Del Rey Theater in Los Angeles several times.

The “Jurassic World” actor recently accepted the Generation Award at this year’s MTV Movie & TV Awards and used the platform to share nine points of advice, including Christian guidance.

“God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that, I do,” he said.

On Aug. 2, he also sported a “Jesus Loves You” t-shirt while leaving the gym in Los Angeles and pointed to it for paparazzi to see.

These two grounded Christian Americans are a breath of fresh air .

If you, like myself , are a Political Junkie, and spend any time at all on Internet Political Website comments sections and political chat boards, you might think that Christian Americans are an endangered species.

Far from it.

According to a Gallup Poll taken in 2015, 3/4ths of our country believe that Jesus Christ is their Personal Savior and proudly proclaim themselves to be Christians.

So, if Americans believe in the Son of God, does that mean that they believe in the Fallen Angel, formerly known as Lucifer, also?

You betcha.

In September of 2013, YouGov.com conducted a poll which showed that almost six in ten Americans believe that Satan is real, and more than half of Americans believe that people can be possessed by demons.

Is all this upheaval our nation is feverishly attempting to recover from, with no help from “The Resistances”, “Antifa”, “The Far Left”, or whatever you want to call the Anti-American immature idiots, due to some sort of Satanic Influence attempting to tip the scales in the fight between Good and Evil, across our land?

If  you look at 70% of the movies that Tinsel Town produces for public consumption nowadays, they seek to glorify the Powers of Darkness….and they seem to be very popular with young Americans.

Why is the Occult, including Satan and his demons, so fascinating to impressionable young Americans?

People who take the existence of  Satan lightly, eventually wind up in some sort of trouble, and those who worship Satan wind up in even greater trouble.

Back in the 1960s, the late, beautiful actress Jayne Mansfield posed for a series of publicity pictures with the Head Priest of the Church of Satan, Anton LaVey. The pictures showing her with LaVey, included several shots of taking their version of Communion, simulating drinking blood from a goblet, offered by the priest. She even wore a pink and black medallion of Satan and the goat-headed Baphomet to the 1966 San Francisco Film Festival. Later, the beautiful actress died in a freak car accident in which she was decapitated.

Now, far be it from me to link one to the other. That is up for you to decide for yourself.

Is all this upheaval our nation is currently facing, caused by the Democrats, their Propaganda Arm, the MSM, and their young minions, due to some sort of Satanic Influence attempting to tip the scales in the fight between Good and Evil, across our land?

John Adams, the second President of these United States, delivered the following message to the Officers of the First Brigade of the Third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts on October 11, 1798:

Gentleman,

While our country remains untainted with the principles and manners which are now producing desolation in so many parts of the world; while she continues sincere, and incapable of insidious and impious policy, we shall have the strongest reason to rejoice in the local destination assigned us by Providence. But should the people of America once become capable of that deep simulation towards one another, and towards foreign nations, which assumes the language of justice and moderation while it is practising iniquity and extravagance, and displays I have received from Major-General Hull and Brigadier, General Walker your unanimous address from Lexington, animated with a martial spirit, and expressed with a military dignity becoming your character and the memorable plains on which it was adopted. In the most captivating manner the charming pictures of candor, frankness, and sincerity, while it is rioting in rapine and insolence, this country will be the most miserable habitation in the World; because we have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

The reason that our nation is facing the difficulties we are is the belief by those who proclaim themselves to be the “smartest people in the room”, that they are above the old-fashioned, passe notions of morality and ethics, good and evil, and the Sovereignty of God.

In the opinion of this Christian American living in the Heartland, they have made a grave mistake.

Evil exists and these fools opened the door to Satan in our society a long time ago.

When it all comes crashing down around them, what are they going to say?

The Devil made me do it?

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

***This post is humbly dedicated to Reverend Franklin Graham, who was kind enough to start following me on Twitter last week.***

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

Trump Legal Team Sends Letter to Mueller About Proposed Interview- What’s in It?

August 9, 2018

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FoxNews.com reports that

President Trump’s legal team said Wednesday they have responded to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s request for an interview with the president as part of the probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

“We have responded in writing to the latest proposal from the Office of Special Counsel regarding its request to interview the President,” said Jay Sekulow, an attorney for the president. “It is not appropriate, at this time, to comment publicly about the content of that response.”

Rudy Giuliani, another lawyer for Trump, in a statement reiterated calls to end the Russia probe.

“Millions of pages of documents along with testimony from dozens of witnesses have been provided,” he said. “We’re re-stating what we have been saying for months: it is time for the Office of Special Counsel to conclude its inquiry without further delay.”

Sources have told Fox News that the letter would largely turn down any Trump-Mueller meeting that would include any questions related to obstruction of justice.

Earlier Monday, Giuliani would not go into the details of their offer, but he told Fox News: “It’s not a refusal, but at the same time, it’s not a completely unreasonable position. I can see a way in which [Mueller] may agree with it.”

Giuliani acknowledged that Mueller could try to subpoena the president if an agreement for an interview cannot be worked out. The president’s attorneys have repeatedly stated that they will fight any attempt to subpoena Trump.

Talks between Trump’s lawyers and the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election have restarted in recent days, and it is not clear a deal will be struck.

Trump has publicly expressed a desire to be interviewed, but his lawyers have repeatedly objected to the investigators’ proposals.

Trump attorneys say both sides have exchanged proposals for conditions for such a Trump interview.

Okay. So what was in the letter that the Trump Legal Team sent to Special Counsel Robert Mueller?

Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz has an idea…

On “America’s Newsroom,” Dershowitz said that Trump’s lawyers will set a series of conditions that will legally protect the president going forward, which Mueller will not agree to.

“They’re going to make him an offer he can’t accept,” Dershowitz said, arguing that Trump’s team wants Mueller to subpoena the president, which he says will end months from now “in a draw.”

Dershowitz added that Trump won’t be able to be questioned about why he fired former FBI Director James Comey, but could certainly be questioned about the 2016 meeting involving Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower.

“I don’t see a crime, at this point, that Mueller can come up with,” he said. “I don’t think you can obstruct justice by exercising your Article II powers under the Constitution.”

He said that it’s “awfully hard” to show Trump’s testimony is actually needed, saying that Mueller could be attempting to capture Trump in a perjury trap.

If the President and his legal team did follow the course which Professor Dershowitz outlined, they have put Mueller between a rock and a hard place.

All along, Mueller has been itching to get President Trump in front of him, in hopes that somehow, someway, he could get the President to make a mistake and contradict himself, so that Mueller could file a perjury charge against him.

And, as the Professor stated, it is going to be hard to show that Trump’s testimony is actually needed, as absolutely no evidence of criminal activities has reared its ugly head in all these many months of Mueller’s and the “17 Angry Democrats'” Russia Probe.

Collusion in itself is not a crime.

Sales Managers and Salesmen on Use Car Lots “collude” several times every day.

President Barack Hussein Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “colluded” on the night of that 4 Americans were massacred on the ground of the U.S. Embassy Compound at Benghazi, Libya. They “colluded” to do nothing at all. and later. they and their staff, including Susan Rice, “colluded” and decided to blame it all on a video which no one had ever watched.

Later, failed Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton “colluded” with John Podesta and decided not to appear at her “victory” party, leaving her loyal voters to suffer their tears of anguish alone.

So, if no crimes have been committed, as Professor Dershowitz, who happens to be a Liberal, said, then why in the world are the Special Counsel and his band of Angry Democrats still expanding their scope of investigation…on OUR dime?

Hopefully, within the next week or so, Mueller will realize that his Quixotic Quest to drive President Trump from office has failed and he will submit his findings and bring this whole embarrassing exercise in futility to an ignominious end.

Then, he and his cadre of Democratic Donors can volunteer on the political campaign bandwagon of Bernie Sanders and that little girl from New York who wants everybody taken care of from cradle to grave via “Democratic Socialism”, but has no clue as to where the money will come from.

If they are going to spend money doing something useless, at least they would be spending their own for a change.

Until He Comes,

KJ

 

 

 

 

Unprecedented Number of Americans Want to Give Trump Power to Close Down “Fake News” Outlets

August 8, 2018

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The Daily Beast reports that

Freedom of the press may be guaranteed in the Constitution. But a plurality of Republicans want to give President Trump the authority to close down certain news outlets, according to a new public opinion survey conducted by Ipsos and provided exclusively to The Daily Beast.

The findings present a sobering picture for the fourth estate, with respondents showing diminished trust in the media and increased support for punitive measures against its members. They also illustrate the extent to which Trump’s anti-press drumbeat has shaped public opinion about the role the media plays in covering his administration.

All told, 43 percent of self-identified Republicans said that they believed “the president should have the authority to close news outlets engaged in bad behavior.” Only 36 percent disagreed with that statement. When asked if Trump should close down specific outlets, including CNN, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, nearly a quarter of Republicans (23 percent) agreed and 49 percent disagreed.

Republicans were far more likely to take a negative view of the media. Forty-eight percent of them said they believed “the news media is the enemy of the American people” (just 28 percent disagreed) while nearly four out of every five (79 percent) said that they believed “the mainstream media treats President Trump unfairly.”

But swaths of self-identified Democrats and Independents supported anti-press positions as well. According to the survey, 12 percent of Democrats and 21 percent of Independents agreed that “the president should have the authority to close news outlets engaged in bad behavior” (74 percent and 55 percent, respectively, disagreed). Additionally, 12 percent of Democrats and 26 percent of Independents agreed that “the news media is the enemy of the American people” (74 percent and 50 percent, respectively, disagreed)

I know that I have been writing a lot about the Main Stream Media lately, but, the manner in which they have been taking an active role in attempting the same sort of “Silent Coup” as the Deep State has been, has really stayed on my mind.

For the MSM to be playing a role in American Politics is nothing new. For as long as I can remember, they have taken the role of an advocate in local and national elections, instead of acting like objective reporters of the news, as the founders of their profession called for them to be.

Covering up the peccadilloes of the Presidents which they liked and exaggerating the faults of the ones which they didn’t has been the modus operandi of the media for decades.

The MSM has covered for Democratic President since before First Lady Jackie Kennedy found a pair of panties under her pillow and asked her husband, President John F. (Jack) Kennedy to ask around and give them back to whomever they belonged to.

However, during the Presidential Primaries and the Campaign leading up to that fateful night of November 8, 2016, something snapped in the minds of the minions who populate the Main Stream Media.

They stopped being merely advocates. They became Political Campaign Managers, acting as the Vanguard of the Far Left Democratic Party, a political position which they hold to this day.

During the 2016 Presidential Campaign, they carefully picked and chose the news stories to cover which would be the most advantageous to Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton, in a Herculean effort to drag her unlikable, unhealthy, unapproachable ummm…self across the finish line ahead of the charismatic Citizen Statesman Donald J. Trump.

Having failed miserably and being beside themselves in shock and grief, as witnessed on the cable news channels on the glorious night of November 6, 2018, the MSM vowed, just like the Deep State did, to somehow, someway remove Trump from the presidency by posting fake news stories while attempting to block and ridicule everything he is doing to Make America Great Again.

The Republican number in the above poll comes as no surprise. But, for 33% of Democrats and “Independents” ( usually Democrats afraid of identifying themselves) to want to give the president the power to reign in the Main Stream Media, really makes a statement as to the lack of objectivity within the vaunted “fourth estate”.

While indeed the First Amendment does allow Freedom of Speech, as those in the Legal Profession will tell you, the Media is not above being held responsible for the stories full of falsehoods and libel which they write.

The lack of public trust in the MSM and their incessant attacks on the president and the issues which matter most to those of us who voted for him, are what has led to Americans finding other outlets through which to find out the news of the day.

If the Main Stream media do not “back away” for their present behavior, they are going to advocate themselves straight out of business.

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

WaPo Runs Another “Fake News Story” Attacking Trump…Using “Unnamed Sources”, Of Course

August 5, 2018

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From the Washington Post comes the following “report” as syndicated to newspapers across the country, including the Houston Cronicle

In private, President Donald Trump spent much of the past week brooding, like he often does. He has been anxious about the Russia investigation’s widening fallout, with his former campaign chairman now standing trial. And he has fretted that he is failing to accrue enough political credit for what he claims as triumphs. At rare moments of introspection for the famously self-centered president, Trump has also expressed to confidants lingering unease about how some in his orbit – including his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr. – are ensnared in the Russia probe, in his assessment simply because of their connection to him.

 Yet in public, Trump is a man roaring. The president, more than ever, is channeling his internal frustration and fear into a ravenous maw of grievance and invective. He is churning out false statements with greater frequency and attacking his perceived enemies with intensifying fury. A fresh broadside came on Twitter at 11:37 p.m. Friday, mocking basketball superstar LeBron James and calling CNN’s Don Lemon “the dumbest man on television.”

This is the new, uneasy reality for Trump at an especially precarious moment of his presidency, with the Republican Party struggling to keep control of Congress, where a Democratic takeover brings with it the specter of impeachment, and special counsel Robert Mueller’s grip seeming to tighten on the president and his circle.

Trump, who has decamped to his New Jersey golf estate for an 11-day working vacation, is at a critical juncture in the Russia investigation as he decides in coming days whether to sit for an interview with Mueller or defy investigators and risk being issued a subpoena.

“He’s more definitive than ever: This investigation should end now, and Mueller should put out what he has,” said Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney. “He doesn’t think they have anything, and he wants the country to move on.”

This portrait of Trump behind the scenes is based on interviews with 14 administration officials, presidential friends and outside advisers to the White House, many of whom spoke only on the condition of anonymity to share candid assessments.

However, they conveniently did not name ANY of their sources.

When I was the News Director of my college’s radio station from 1978-1980, I had 20 student news reporters who received credit in their Broadcast Journalism Class for writing and announcing one 5-minute newscast per week.

The Associate Professor was a man who formerly worked for CBS News, until his person demons cost him his job.

I actually made the highest grade in both his classes, and was in the radio newsroom when John Lennon was shot and killed, cutting in live to deliver the tragic news.

But, I digress…

Nowadays, with all of the Main Stream Media having degenerated into nothing but a Propaganda Arm of the Democratic Party, modern “broadcast journalists” feel as if it is their solemn duty and their unequivocal right to publish what President Trump himself has named “Fake News” stories, which are actually nothing more than opinion pieces poorly camouflaged as actual news through the use of “unnamed sources” as their fictitious source.

The above article from The Washington Post is a classic example.

News sources, such as The Washington Post and CNN continuously attempt to sabotage the presidency of Donald J. Trump with a piety that puts Pope Francis to shame.

To watch the MSM’s incredulity at Jim Acosta being shouted down at the Trump Rally in Tampa last week was positively comical to behold.

They act as if they cannot believe that we “toothless hicks” out here between the coasts have caught onto their game and refuse to participate in it.

As they continue to publish poorly-veiled fabrications, such as the article above, the average American’s reaction to them when they appear in public will consist of the same reception that CNN’s Jim Acosta received…and worse.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tried to tell the White House Press Corps the day after Acosta’s humiliation that “it was a two-way street”. Meaning, if the MSM continued to report “Fake News”, they would continue to be reviled by average Americans.

Judging by The Washington Post article which I shared an excerpt from today, they were not listening.

Hey, Main Stream Media…remember what happened to the Boy Who Cried Wolf?

The wolf ate him.

Will the last Main Stream Media Newsroom please turn off the lights?

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