Friday, February 17, 2017

The Appalachian Messenger February 17, 2017

Via David

Image result for The Appalachian

This week’s edition of the Appalachian Messenger has articles by:

Robert Gore
“As ye sow…”

If I was in America, I would….?

John Meyers
Quill Rose and the Quiet Insurrection, Part II

Bill Roberts
Organizational Considerations, Part II

Click here for the February 17, 2017 edition.

Russia Invades Limpopo! How Russian Pranksters Played Up Maxine Waters

Via David

The internet has received its latest video of two Russian jokers who have become well-known for their prank phone calls to celebrities and world leaders. This time it was with US Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the one who earlier claimed that "Putin is continuing to advance into Korea" and who now believed that Russia has invaded an African river.

A pair of notorious Russian phone pranksters known as Vladimir Kuznetsov (Vovan) and Alexei Stolyarov (Lexus) have posted a video of their talk with a new victim.

This time it was a conversation with US Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-California), the one who'd earlier claimed that "Putin is continuing to advance into Korea."

More @ Sputnik

October 2017: 50 Years Since I First Came To The Then Republic Of Vietnam

 50th Class Reunion Greenbrier Military School

Y'all come for a big party! :)

Relax, Trump is stone cold sane

Let me issue the standard disclaimer of psychiatrists who discuss the mental health of public figures: I have not personally examined President Trump.

Now, let me put to rest the concerns of Sen. Al Franken and political commentators John Oliver and Andrew Sullivan and anyone else who publicly or privately has questioned the president’s sanity:
Donald Trump is stone cold sane.

When a man acquires billions of dollars through complex real estate transactions, invests in many countries, goes on to phenomenal success in television and turns his name into a worldwide brand, it is very unlikely that he is mentally unstable.

When the same man obviously enjoys the love and respect of his children and his wife, who seem to rely on him for support and guidance, it is extraordinarily unlikely that he is mentally unstable.

When the same man walks into the political arena and deftly defeats 16 Republican opponents and then the Democratic heir-apparent to a two-term president’s administration, the odds of that man being mentally unstable become vanishingly thin.

And when that very same man attracts to his team the kind of intellect and gravitas represented (to name just a few) by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general and commander of the U.S. Central Command, he cannot be mentally deranged. Period. It is a statistical impossibility.

More @ Fox

Trump's economic transformation is only getting started as Approval Rating Continues to Soar

Via Billy

President Trump has been in the Oval Office less than a month, and yet he's already making the American economy great again with an economic transformation that's only getting started.

Historically, the stock market can be a brutal grader. Thus far, Trump has earned an A+ and it's easy to see why.

The past few months have seen company after company commit to keeping jobs in the United States or even expand their operations at home. Tens of thousands of jobs have been already saved because of his bold leadership.

Now, with Trump's announcement last week that his tax reform plan benefiting all taxpayers will soon be presented to the nation, we are poised to unleash an economic expansion that will benefit hardworking Americans for generations to come.


House votes to overturn Obama rule forbidding states from defunding Planned Parenthood

Via Billy

"Women deserve better than Planned Parenthood," said Rep. Diane Black, Tennessee Republican, "and I look forward to working with the Trump administration to stop the flow of your tax dollars to this abortion giant." (Associated Press)

The House voted on Thursday to overturn a rule forbidding states from divesting taxpayer dollars from Planned Parenthood in what was President Obama’s parting gift to the nation’s largest abortion provider.

Issued by the Department of Health and Human Services shortly before Mr. Obama left office, the rule prohibited states from considering whether a clinic performs abortions in distributing Title X dollars, which are earmarked for family planning services.

Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List, said the passage of H.J. Res. 43 is another sign that the former president’s legacy on abortion is being “dismantled.”

WIKILEAKS Exposes CIA Interference In French Presidential Elections Under President OBAMA

Via Billy

On Thursday WikiLeaks released a set of documents that show that the CIA was spying on France’s 2012 presidential candidates while under the Obama Administration.

The documents released by the anti-secrecy organization show what appears to be orders from intelligence officials instructing operatives to collect information on the candidates’ political strategies and internal communications according to the Daily Caller.

WikiLeaks Press Release:

VIDEO: French Police RETREAT From Armed Violent Protesters As Country Loses Control

Via Billy

The chaos in the streets of France suggests that the country is losing control of it’s streets as it has taken on millions of refugees and has seen numerous terrorist attacks over the past couple of years.

Breitbart reports that some of the violent attacks by angry mobs last week took place in refugee dense areas.

From Breitbart London:

More with video @ The Gateway Pundit

Why Truckers May be the Key to National Concealed Carry Reciprocity


The road can be a dangerous place for truckers. Between road-raging drivers, sketchy rest stops, and would-be criminals, many truckers face multiple life threatening incidents throughout the course of their careers.

A firearm is the obvious choice for self-defense, but many truckers hesitate to carry. The reason? The patchwork of concealed carry laws throughout the United States make it virtually impossible to carry a firearm across the country while remaining in compliance with the law.

But some truckers carry anyway—and for good reason. A survey conducted by Overdrive Magazine found that 73 percent of truckers have been in a situation in which they were unarmed but wish they were armed.

More @ Guns America

Sheriff David Clarke Cracks Down on Illegal Immigration, Liberals Freak Out

Via Billy

Sheriff David Clarke 2

What a world.

Apparently, liberals have become so deranged that they now protest when the law enforcement officers they hire… try to enforce the law. I’m not kidding.

The latest example of this precious bit of liberal insanity comes to us from Milwaukee County where the brilliant (and very popular) Sheriff, David Clarke, was recently forced to face down a liberal protest after announcing that his officers would enforce our nation’s laws.

Here’s what started the whole mess:

More @ Constitution

Paul: Leaks that brought down Flynn threaten 'free society' & Trump: Leakers will 'pay a big price' + White House to conduct review of intelligence agencies

Via Billy

Image result for Paul: Leaks that brought down Flynn threaten 'free society'

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Thursday that the leaks from the intelligence community to reporters that exposed Mike Flynn's calls to the Russian ambassador are a threat to "a free society."

Paul said on MSNBC that Flynn needs to be investigated and prosecuted if he broke the law, but some attention needs to be given to the role the intelligence community played in bringing him down.
Flynn resigned Monday night after reports indicated he was not completely truthful with the Trump administration over his calls with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.


How The Nation’s Spooks Played The Game ‘Kill Mike Flynn’ & Intelligence Official: Transcripts Of Flynn's Calls Don't Show Criminal Wrongdoing

Via Billy

National Security Advisor Gen. Michael T. Flynn (ret.) — who resigned Monday — was the victim of a “hit job” launched by intelligence operatives, Obama government holdovers and former Obama national security officials, according to former intelligence officials who spoke with The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group.

The talk within the tight-knit community of retired intelligence officers was that Flynn’s sacking was a result of intelligence insiders at the CIA, NSA and National Security Council using a sophisticated “disinformation campaign” to create a crisis atmosphere. The former intel officers say the tactics hurled against Flynn over the last few months were the type of high profile hard-ball accusations previously reserved for top figures in enemy states, not for White House officials.


Via Iver 


Top Former Intel Official: Trump Has To Clean House At The CIA & Democrat Dennis Kucinich Defends Trump

Via Billy

Michael Flynn’s resignation was an intelligence community hit job of the kind typically reserved for enemies of the state, former intelligence officials told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“I’ve never seen anything like this before,” retired Col. James Waurishuk told TheDCNF’s Richard Pollock, referring to Flynn’s ouster from the Trump administration. Waurishuk is a veteran military intelligence official who served on the National Security Council. “We’ve never seen to the extent that those in the intelligence community are using intelligence apparatus and tools to be used politically against an administration official.”


Playing With Matches In The Paint Locker Of History.


I recently received an email from the neocons at The Weekly Standard. The kind we've all seen making a pitch, to sell their phony conservative propaganda rag and contribute to Hillsdale College. (The college is worthy of support, but send directly: BT)

The hook line was "Do you feel like your Constitutional rights are under attack?" If you've read my previous piece on, to put it mildly, what a low opinion I have of Bill Kristol, you will understand how the hubris of The Weekly Standard even asking that question pisses me off no end.

Yes our Constitutional rights are under threat, especially by neocon deep state front operations like Bill Kristol and The Weekly Standard which in its perspective has become all but synonymous with the likes of the Washington Post and the New York Times.

Thug Armed With AK Threatens To Murder Man For Having Trump Bumper Sticker

Via Billy

Trump's wall would pay for itself in 3 years, end services to illegals

Via Billy

 Several groups and military bases were called into action to pay for and help the recent surges of illegal immigrant youths into the U.S. AP Photo

Even if President Trump's border wall cost the highest estimation of $16 billion, it would save that amount in just the first three years of operation by eliminating the lifetime cost to taxpayers for letting 170,000 slip in every year, according to a new analysis.

The authoritative Center for Immigration Studies Thursday crunched the numbers in a new analysis and found that even if the wall failed to stop the bulk of illegals, it would still pay for itself in a decade by cutting welfare, education, and other associated lifetime costs to federal, state and local taxpayers to care for undocumented immigrants.


Via Billy