Sunday, June 24, 2018

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David Lynch Thinks Donald Trump Could End Up Being ‘One of the Greatest Presidents in History’

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Move over, George Washington. Nice try, FDR. You did your best, Abraham Lincoln, but there’s a new candidate making his way to the top of the Greatest Presidents of All Time heap. In a recent interview with The Guardian, David Lynch suggests Donald Trump might “go down as one of the greatest presidents in history.” Not because of any legislative, humanitarian or geopolitical action on his part, of course, but because Trump successfully “disrupted” the system in a revelatory way.

“He could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much. No one is able to counter this guy in an intelligent way,” explained the Twin Peaks creator.

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Rep. Steve King: “America is heading in the direction of another Harpers Ferry. After that comes Ft. Sumter.”

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Rep. Steve King posted a warning on Twitter Sunday evening that the U.S. is heading toward a second civil war, comparing the present day actions of the anti-Trump resistance to the run-up to the Civil War.
King, an eight-term Congressman from Iowa, keyed off a PJ Media article about leftist protesters shutting down a Portland, Oregon ICE office and taking down the U.S. flag, replacing with an “Refugees Welcome” flag. 

Ha! :)

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Fired From Government Job Over Robert E. Lee


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Dear Sir, 

After retiring from the Army after 22 years of honorable service, I taught high school JROTC for seven years in a large, award-winning, program. When the principal of the school tried to illegally fire me, we sued in Federal District Court and won on a requested settlement by the school district.

The issue: a parent-school issue...not my job as the Chair of the JROTC Department. I asked if my son could wear his Dixie Outfitter t-shirt and the principal decided I should be fired. After winning, I found that I was in a hostile work environment and applied to teach graduate studies at the US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. I had taught there before.

In 2004 I returned to the faculty and garnered excellent annual ratings for thirteen years. However, a fellow faculty member and my new supervisor at the campus I transferred to in 2011 decided that my pro-Southern sympathies were not politically correct. They filed a formal complaint against me and threatened punishment. Despite just receiving another excellent annual report in 2017, I was told I was being terminated. No reason was given but it is obviously that the issue that garnered a formal counseling and threat of punishment previously, was being made good-on.

I lost my job due to the complaints of a couple of carpetbaggers who do not understand Southern culture and automatically assume anyone who is proud of their Southern heritage is a “racist”. In fact, a teaching colleague, Joe Judge, accused me twice of being a member of the KKK for this very reason. He had no evidence or proof of racism, only the fact that I am proud of my Southern ancestors.

Ed Kennedy
LtCol, US Army (ret)
New Market, Alabama


    Two female detainees sleep in a holding cell at a center in Nogales, Arizona, on June 18, 2014. The center was set up to house unaccompanied child migrants who had crossed the border over the previous months

    Trump linked to article with images of holding centers in Texas and Arizon

    These showed young children sleeping in caged cells with foil bed sheets

    It is the latest claim by Trump and supporters that his policy echoes Obama's

    Followed first tweet up with a barb against Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer 

    Obama centers set up after a surge of unaccompanied child migrants in 2014

   They waited at the centers until they were processed and given a new home

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Chiseled Sentinels of the Confederacy

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“Whom shall we consecrate and set apart as one of our sacred men? Sacred, that all men may see him, be reminded of him, and, by new example added to the old perpetual precept, be taught what is real worth in man. Whom do you wish to resemble? Whom do you set on a high column, that all men looking at it, may be continually apprised of the duty you expect from them?” Charles Francis Adams, 1907.

The following is excerpted from Hodding Carter’s essay “Statues in the Squares” from Robert West Howard’s “This is the South,” published in 1959.                  
Bernhard Thuersam,  The Great American Political Divide

Chiseled Sentinels of the Confederacy

“[The] statues in the [town] squares [across the South] are more than symbols of gallantry in defeat, or the defeat of gallantry. They are also reminders of, and, in an unstated way, a kind of recompense for the inexcusable aftermath of military subjugation; for they supplanted the plunderers of Reconstruction, whose memory still brought in my boyhood ready curses from the aging veterans of whom we were so proud and not a little afraid.

And it was these old men and their ancient womenfolk, unreconstructed and unforgiving, who passed on to sons and grandsons the truth and legends of wrongs which, in the commission and the remembering, make up the saddest of our nation’s multiple legacies.

And statues are reminders, lastly, of the true nature of the Southern past and of the South’s folk heritage; for beneath the romantic overlay so greatly inspired by a Scots novelist’s tales of knightly derring-do was a frontier land, the stamping ground of Davy Crockett and Mike Fink, of Andy Jackson and Sam Houston, of Nolichucky Jack Sevier and Oglethorpe’s paupers and the unsubdued sons of clansmen who fought at Culloden.

The warriors in marble bespeak that frontier whose hallmarks are the ready rifle and the white-hot temper, the violent workings of a code of honor, a mistrust of the intruder, and the feudal unity of a people whose fields were bounded all around by wilderness.

Because this is so, because the chiseled sentinels of the Confederacy evoke the frontier as surely as they recall a war and a defeat and a needless, consequential humiliation, I would choose first as their companion figures the likenesses of men whose abilities the frontiersmen respect above all others, or whom they would identify with themselves.

It is understandable, since the vanquished always remember the longest, that the South should have so lavishly memorialized her Confederate dead. They died in a war that their survivors lost. Above their graves a nation in being was pounded to nothingness. Understandable, and sad.

For before and after them were other Southerners who fought in other wars. While some of these have been remembered, few of them have been honored enough. Where are the statues to Jeff Davis’ Mississippians and those other soldiers of the Deep South who principally fought the Mexican War?

Lastly, I would erect somewhere in the South, preferably deep in the lower Mississippi Valley, another statue, as anonymous and as representative as the graven Confederates of the courthouse squares, but, unlike these, neither armed, or uniformed.

The figure would be clad in the work clothes of a farmer or the rough garb of a riverman or the unstylish everyday suit of a small-town citizen. His face would reflect the toil, the frustrations, and the sufferings of a people who have passed through a succession of ordeals such as no other Americans region has known: the ordeals of flood and of decimation by malaria and yellow fever; the ordeals of military defeat and of political grinding-down and agricultural ruin and long poverty.

The eyes of this unknown and unsoldierly warrior would be fixed upon the far horizon of the frontiersman; and in the set of his shoulders a sensitive observer would perceive the glory of an indestructible people whose struggle for their rightful place in the sun is all but ended.”

Nunes Gives DOJ Til 5 PM Monday to Provide Info on FBI Spies in Trump Campaign

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Study: Prescription and over-the-counter drugs good to use after 15 years from expiration date.

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With a splitting headache, you reach into your medicine cabinet for some aspirin only to find the stamped expiration date on the medicine bottle is more than a year out of date. So, does medicine expire? Do you take it or don't you? If you decide to take the aspirin, will it be a fatal mistake or will you simply continue to suffer from the headache?

This is a dilemma many people face in some way or another. A column published in Psychopharmacology Today offers some advice.

It turns out that the expiration date on a drug does stand for something, but probably not what you think it does. Since a law was passed in 1979, drug manufacturers are required to stamp an expiration date on their products. This is the date at which the manufacturer can still guarantee the full potency and safety of the drug.

The world is looking to Ameriaca for leadership again

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DEEP STATE REDACTS APPENDIX 2 IN IG REPORT: DOJ Hides Damaging Material on Obama AG Loretta Lynch


The DOJ’s IG report released by Inspector General Horowitz contains an entire Appendix (No. 2) that was totally redacted from the report. It was labeled “Law Enforcement Sensitive”. It’s now being reported that the Appendix contains damaging information on the Obama Administration’s former AG Loretta Lynch.


Although it was not reported, IG Horowitz’s report on “A Review of Various Actions by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice in Advance of the 2016 Election” contained two Appendices and the second Appendix was totally redacted and left out of the report.

U.S.’s immigration policy is “very unfair to all of those people who have gone through the system legally"

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“When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order,” Trump tweeted.

He added that the U.S.’s immigration policy is “very unfair to all of those people who have gone through the system legally and are waiting on line for years” and “must be based on merit.”

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"Do ABC lawyers get combat pay?"

Immigration is an issue that has people from both sides of the aisle heated; talk radio hosts weigh in on 'America's News HQ.'

Media criticism of President Trump’s immigration policy reached a fever pitch this past week, as the president was demonized and called every name in the book, while some members of his administration and family were threatened and harassed.

In theory, it was all part of the immigration fight. In practice, it was one more opportunity for Trump-haters to launch extreme attacks against the president and those close to him.

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Coup d' Etat

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Immigration and the Democrats

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Although a number of national polls show majorities in support of granting legal status to illegal aliens, immigration is really an issue for a zealous minority of voters.  A New York Times analysis of the issue found that "among those who say immigration is their top issue, opponents outnumber supporters by nearly two to one."

Whether it's gun control or open borders, Democrats are a potential constituency not to be ignored by conservatives – both issues marshal opponents more than they motivate supporters.

Obama ethics chief says Sarah Sanders is the one breaking law after she and her kids were booted from restaurant

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‘Freezing, overcrowded, filthy’: Lawsuit reveals conditions migrants endured in Obama-era detainment centers 

Walter Shaub, the former ethics director under Barack Obama, comically accused White House press secretary Sarah Sanders of violating ethics laws when she revealed she had been kicked out of a restaurant because she works for the president of the United States.

Shaub sanctimoniously tried to score virtual-signaling points by tweeting: “Sarah, I know you don’t care even a tiny little bit about the ethics rules, but using your official account for this is a clear violation of 5 CFR 2635.702(a)

Saturday, June 23, 2018

JSW Steel Announces New $500 Million Investment in Ohio: Thanks to Trump's Economic Plans

Via The Daily Timewaster


JSW Steel has announced an agreement to purchase Acero Junction facility in Mingo Junction, Ohio. Thanks specifically to the Trump administration economic plan, it is investing upwards of $500 million in the old Ohio steel plant that was built in 1929, instead of constructing a new facility in India.

The project is expected to generate an estimated 300 permanent jobs in a town of just 3,400 people.  “We are going to revitalize that facility and that entire community,” CEO John Hritz said:

What Do You Think Would Happen? on "More Details Emerge About Mother Of Immigrant Girl..."

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What would Health and Child Services do to American parents that took their 3-year-old son or daughter on a walk across the Mojave Desert with no water or food. And hired a local drug dealer as their guide? What do you think would happen to the parents if they just handed their 5-year-old daughter to a stranger for a trip across country?
If any American parent did this their children would be taken away so fast your head would spin. And yet Democrats feel these actions are acceptable. Hell they do not even want to check if the children are theirs. And not just kidnapped kids moved as human cargo to be pedophile sex toys.

Democrats face trouble from population losses in high-tax blue states

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States with high taxes are at risk of losing people, business and money. In fact, conservative economists Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore argue that up to 1.3 million people will leave California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Minnesota and New York over the next three years and move to states with lower taxes.

The sweeping overhaul of the federal tax code passed by the Republican-controlled Congress and signed into law by President Trump in December has left both residents and elected officials from high-tax states in a precarious position.

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Saigon 1967?

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DOJ hands over documents to GOP committees after contempt threat

The Justice Department this week gave House Republicans some of the documents they are seeking related to the Russia election-meddling investigation -- after lawmakers threatened to hold officials in contempt for stonewalling over subpoena requests.

The Justice Department this week gave House Republicans some of the documents they seek related to the Russia election-meddling investigation and Hillary Clinton email probe -- after lawmakers threatened to hold officials in contempt for stonewalling.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said on "Fox News Sunday" that House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., had warned that “there’s going to be action on the floor of the House this week if FBI and DOJ do not comply with our subpoena request.”

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Conservatives for War Criminals?


I regularly get bulk e-mails from a website called Clash Daily, which is run by a fellow named Doug Giles. Their stuff is your typical Tea Partyish fare, but it tends toward a more in-your-face attitude. It also has a masculine vibe with frequent articles about guns, hunting, etc. Of course, it often contains the unfortunately typical advocacy of military internationalism that is associated with three-legs-of-the-stool “conservatism,” but I generally just write that off as par for the course.

I could not, however, simply write off this article, absurdly titled “General William Tecumseh Sherman: What’s Not to Love About Him?

SCHOOL DAZE: Imagining Life at School Renamed After Obama

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Children & Babies

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Fixing Blame for African Slaves

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By 1689, few African slaves had been introduced to Virginia and elsewhere by British, Dutch, French slavers, though this changed radically in the next seventy years – by 1760 the black race formed fully two-fifths of the entire Southern population. The increasing supply of Africans certainly fixed the plantation system on the South as part of the British colonial labor system.
Bernhard Thuersam,    The Great American Political Divide

Fixing Blame for African Slaves

“So far as the [colonial] Southern tidewater is concerned, the increase in population came largely through the involuntary immigration of African Negroes. During the seventeenth century . . . British merchants and their government were organizing as never before for the exploitation of the slave trade.

The prosperity of the Royal African Company stimulated competition, and before long “separate traders” from England and [New England] broke down the company’s monopoly. In 1713 the British slave-traders gained a great advantage over Dutch and French rivals by the Asiento agreement, giving them the privilege of supplying slaves to the Spanish colonial market.

There are no comprehensive statistics; but in 1734 it was estimated that about 70,000 slaves annually were exported from Africa to the New World.

The responsibility for slavery in the English colonies must be distributed widely. British merchants, the imperial government, which defeated efforts on the part of colonial assemblies to check the trade, [and] New England traders . . . each group must take its share.

Peter Fontaine, an Anglican clergyman of Huguenot stock, spoke of it as the “original sin and curse of the country,” but urged that when the colonists tried to restrict importation, their acts were commonly disapproved in England.

Besides, he argued, the Negroes had been first enslaved in Africa by men of their own color . . . Efforts were made to Christianize and educate the Negroes, and the Anglican missionaries were expected to make this part of their work.”

(The Foundations of American Nationality, Evarts Boutell Greene, American Book Company, 1922, excerpts pp. 316; 322)

Don’t Cry for Me, Rachel Madcow

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The latest artificial hysteria cranked up by the Offendedness Cartel — re: detention of juvenile illegal immigrants — is the most nakedly sentimental appeal yet by the party out-of-power, a.k.a. “the Resistance.” I have a solution: instead of holding these children in some sort of jail-like facility until their identity can be sorted out, just give each one of them an honorary masters degree in Diversity Studies from Harvard and let them, for God’s sake, go free in the world’s greatest job market. Before you know it, we’ll have the next generation of Diversity and Inclusion deans, and America will be safe from racism, sexism, and Hispanophobia.

I won’t waste more than this sentence in arguing that official policy for the treatment of juvenile illegal immigrants is exactly what it was under Mr. Obama, and Mr. Bush before him. I didn’t hear Paul Krugman of The New York Times hollering about the various federal agencies acting “like Nazis” back in 2014, or 2006. You’d think that ICE officers were taking these kids out behind the dumpster and shooting them in the head. No, actually, the kids are watching Marvel Comics movies, playing video games, or soccer, and getting three square meals a day while the immigration officials try to figure out who their parents are, or how to repatriate them to their countries-of-origin if they came here without any parents — say, with the assistance of the Sinaloa Drug Cartel. By the way, these make up the majority of kids detained in the latest wave of mass border crossings.

VIRAL FLASHBACK: Nancy Pelosi On Immigrant Children Detained Under Obama


...what we saw in those rooms was dazzling..." Once again, the House Democrats' outspoken leader's past statements have come back to haunt her. In some remarks from back in 2014 that have resurfaced amid the Democrats' hypocritical hysteria over the Trump administration's handling of illegal immigrant families, Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi struck a remarkably different tone about children detained by the Obama administration than she has about the Trump administration's handling of the situation.

 More @ The Daily Wire

Sec. Nielsen : This Administration did not create a policy of separating families at the border & Trump Responds

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Classless Utopia versus Class Compromise

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In March 2018, China’s state-controlled internet, amid rumors that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was secretly visiting China, rendered the term “fatty” unsearchable. In China, “Fatty the Third” is a derogatory nickname for Kim, who inherited his position from his father and grandfather.

This occurred shortly after Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist Party of China, arranged to abolish presidential term limits. Like Kim, Xi was to the manor born, as a “princeling”—a term used for the privileged children of earlier generations of Communist Party members. Similarly, in Communist Cuba, the Castro dynasty has survived Fidel.

Dynastic politics seems to be on the rise in quite different political systems. In postcommunist Russia, President Vladimir Putin is the grandson of Lenin’s and Stalin’s cook—a sensitive position in the court of the “Red Tsars.” In the United States, before Donald Trump’s entry into the race and surprise victory, many observers expected the presidential campaign of 2016 to pit Hillary Clinton, the wife of a recent president, against Jeb Bush, the direct relation of two recent presidents.

Trump Order to Stop “Separating Families” Gives Invaders Legal Status above that of US Citizens

Via Nancy

US President Donald Trump’s about turn on the issue of separating the children of illegal immigrants from their parents while in detention has created a new set of legal battles which can only result in the invaders being given special status over that of American citizens, an analysis of the new executive order’s implications shows.

More Details Emerge About Mother Of Immigrant Girl In Viral 'Separation' Picture

Not only were the little girl and her mother not separated from each other by immigration officials, according to the husband, his wife had taken their daughter against his will to America for better economic opportunities. In the process, she left three other children behind, their father forced to try to explain why their mom abandoned them. But it gets worse: He says she also paid $6,000 to a coyote, a human trafficker, to get them into the country.
And that's not all. According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the woman was deported in 2013

More details have emerged about the true story behind the viral image of the 2-year-old Honduran girl crying while standing next to her mother and a U.S. border patrol agent. While the photograph has been widely circulated as the defining image of the administration's separation of illegal immigrant families —Time Magazine even going so far as to include the girl on its cover with Donald Trump callously staring down at her — the real story behind the moving picture is the perfect example of why Trump's rhetoric about our broken immigration system has resonated with so many people.

Remembering John Lee Hooker

Via Dan

Makes me hungry. :)

Friday, June 22, 2018

The Attack on “Dixie” in Sports and Music


Sound was the first victim of the attack on southern heritage. In October 1971, the University of Georgia’s “Dixie Redcoat Marching Band”  dropped the word “Dixie” from its name and discontinued playing the song “Dixie” after the National Anthem. Many people, even to this day, will argue that “Dixie” was played and perpetuated to uphold white supremacy. But the tradition goes much further back in college football history, specifically to when the University of Alabama defeated the University of Washington in the 1926 Rose Bowl. The Atlanta Georgian labeled the 1926 Rose Bowl victory as “the greatest victory for the South since the first battle of Bull Run.” The Atlanta Journal argued the football team belonged in the pantheon of Confederate leaders Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson: “The Crimson Tide no longer belongs exclusively to Tuscaloosa and the state of Alabama. It belongs to the whole South just like the Stone Mountain Memorial.” In addition, after the Alabama Crimson Tide returned to the Rose Bowl in 1927, the marching band performed the song “Dixie” as the players stormed the field.

Having an American Identity: Does it mean hating Robert E. Lee?

Via Billy

Every now and then one encounters an illustration of what’s wrong with conservatism, inc. that’s so egregious that one feels obliged to comment. And this happened to me just the other day! On June 14 Townhall featured an essay in support of John James, the Republican senatorial candidate in Michigan. This commentary almost managed to get me to donate to James’s Democratic opponent.

For those who don’t know, James is a black former army officer with a distinguished military record, a West Point graduate, and a successful businessman. The Republicans, for all I know, may have made a sound choice in deciding to run James. His standard GOP views and military prowess will probably serve him well in most regions of Michigan. At the same time, James’s racial identity might help him penetrate the powerful Democratic hold in the heavily black Southeastern corner of the state.

More @ LRC

‘It’s A Human Right’: Mexican Presidential Candidate On Mass Exodus To America

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Fox’s Tucker Carlson noted Thursday that Obrador has previously proposed granting amnesty to Mexican drug cartels.
Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) called for mass immigration to the United States during a speech Tuesday declaring it a “human right” for all North Americans.

“And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American continent and all the migrants in the world,” Obrador said, adding that immigrants “must leave their towns and find a life in the United States.”

He then declared it as “a human right we will defend,” reports.

Trump rips media for ignoring Angel Families 'permanently separated' by illegal immigrant crime

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President Trump on Friday blasted what he described as a media double standard on immigration, as he honored families whose loved ones were killed by illegal immigrants and accused the press of ignoring them to focus on the plight of migrants caught crossing the border. 

After a week of saturation coverage on illegal immigrant parents separated from their children -- a policy Trump reversed under public and political pressure -- the president stressed that so-called Angel Families have been “permanently separated.” 

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House Passes SNAP Reform With Farm Bill

Via Billy

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The House of Representatives passed its annual farm spending bill late Thursday afternoon, shepherding through major reforms to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

The reforms would substantially overhaul the work requirements associated with SNAP, by expanding the age of eligibility and the number of parents who are covered by it. Estimates suggest that anywhere from four to seven million adults currently on the SNAP rolls would be put to work should the requirements changes be implemented. Such requirements are likely to be popular: a 2016 survey found that 87 percent of people support work requirements, including 81 percent living in poverty.

Traitors inside the fence

Comment by Badger on Legal Expert Alan Dershowitz says....

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"Dersh thinks Strzok has a lot of dirt on other wrongdoers like Rosenstein at the FBI and within the Obama admin itself and they fear if he is fired he'll start spilling the beans and implicate them in the most serious crime in federal law."

I am convinced and terrified this is true. I am old enough to remember what by comparison seems only a minor transgression by Richard Nixon, did to this country. I am not sure our Republic can withstand what was done and survive. I would like to say Obama was sole cause, but he is just the latest. This has been decades in the making. When it started, how long has this been happening, I do not know. But I do know it started after Nixon left the White House. The FBI and DOJ was fully infected by the time Clinton took office.

Had they not been totally corrupt, he would have been forced to resign. Seriously, the top executive of any company, that was exposed forcing a blow-job from an intern. That would not fly anywhere but the President did it. And did it without any consequences.

Bush became President, 9-11, happened. And any semblance of honesty or justice vanished in the government. I’m not going down the rabbit hole on 9-11, but it happened at a perfect time in history. Technology advanced to the point 100% surveillance was not only possible but easy. Education had been devolving to the point most high school graduates had never taken a civics class. Hell, they didn’t even know what the word meant. The evil USSR was gone, and we needed an enemy. I’m not going to say the American “Shadow Government” planned it. But it was convenient and perfectly timed.

It was under Bush the FBI, DOJ, and others moved from their traditional rolls. They all became weaponized. They moved from servants of government to something darker. They all began aggressively doing their jobs. Not to protect America, but to empower themselves. Each of the alphabet agencies became little kingdoms. Seeking power, influence, money, and dominion. They existed to serve themselves first and foremost.

Then came Obama. A devoted and studied Marxist. An organizer with the smooth skills of the best charlatan. He used his smooth style, amplified by the media spin machine to take control. Like a king of the Middle Ages, he made these agencies, sovereign baronies. And those leading the agencies were knighted the barons of their kingdom. And nothing a baron wants more is to please his king. Because by pleasing the king, the king’s bounty flows to them.

And then came the election. Which I still admit surprised me. Not the outcome but that there was an election. Had Hillary’s succession to the throne not been guaranteed, I still believe there would have been no election. But with the anointed queen poised to replace the king all the barons were happy. Obama would have still held sway and influence. The barons could continue as planned. And America would be one step closer to tyranny.

Then came President Trump. And we can all see the shit-storm the followed.

I fear if America learns the true depth of corruption and treason. America may not survive.

Mark Meadows (R-NC) Questions DOJ IG a Hillary Clinton Email Investigation

Despite Whining by Liberal Media and DC Elites=> 64% of Americans Want Illegal Families Detained

 President, Judicial Watch.

64% of Americans want illegal alien families detained, 44% with their children, 20% without. Washington DC is out of touch with the law and the people.

Syrian Christian Priest Claims 80% of Syria Safe: Islamic State ‘Defeated’


The vast majority of Syria, about 80 percent, is now safe after more than seven years of war, prompting millions of internally displaced peoples (IDPs) to return to their original homes, a Damascus-based Christian priest who leads a humanitarian aid group declared on Thursday.

His comments came during an an event hosted by the Hudson Institute, which notes that with the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) mostly degraded, U.S.-backed Kurdish forces and their allies now control nearly 30 percent of Syria, while the Russian- and Iranian-backed regime of dictator Bashar al-Assad has consolidated control over much of the rest of the country.

Archimandrite Dr. Alexi Chehadeh, the director-general of the Department of Ecumenical Relations and Development (DERD) of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East, acknowledged that although “80 percent” of the country is no longer under jihadist control, the people’s humanitarian and stabilization needs have become more pronounced.

The Christian priest declared:

Time Forced to Issue Correction: ‘The Girl Was Not Carried Away Screaming’

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Time magazine issued a correction Friday to an article about the iconic photograph of a two-year-old Honduran girl crying as U.S. Border Patrol searched her mother at the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this month.

The media claimed that the mother and child were separated after crossing the border illegally, under President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy. However, it emerged on Thursday that the two were never separated at all and are still together.

In addition, the mother had left Honduras without informing her husband. She had also been deported from the U.S. in 2013. And her motives for migrating appeared to be economic, not for reasons that would qualify her for asylum.

More @ Breitbart

Eat & Drink: A Brief Primer on Vietnam's Dipping History


It is a well-known fact among Vietnamese that their home country has a rich portfolio of fermented food, from mắm chua (pickled shrimp) to mắm tôm (shrimp paste). Here is a comprehensive look into not only these funky condiments' history, taste and production, but also the emerging food science behind them. 

For thousands of years, Vietnamese cuisine has taken great pride in its arsenal of preserved foodstuffs. Indeed, the category constitutes some of the most essential elements of Vietnamese flavors — think nước tương (soy sauce), nước mắm (fish sauce) or mắm tôm (shrimp paste) — these are condiments that few dishes go without.

Nước Mắm (Fish Sauce)


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Intuit Cut Off LE Supplier for Selling Batons to Police - Civilians Hold 84.6% of World’s Small Arms - Americans Own 40% - Record-Setting for NICS Checks



May Was Record-Setting NICS Checks

Sturmgewehr 44 Saved from the Shredder, Sent to Museum


Virginia’s Chesapeake City Council voted last week to donate rather than destroy a rare World War II firearm believed to have popularized the term “assault rifle.”

The Sturmgewehr 44 (StG44) was developed by German gunsmith Hugo Schmeisser in 1942 and was used by the Nazis through the end of the war. Germany produced about 426,000, but because few ended up on North American shores, NFA-compliant models are worth nearly $30,000.

More @ Guns America



If a million, or more, armed men crossed our border, or any border, it would be considered an invasion, yet if the same number of men, women and children illegally cross our borders, unarmed, seeking our wealth and playing upon our kindness, we are expected, by the Leftists, to welcome them with open arms.

The waves of illegal immigrants entering the USA are an invasion. These illegal immigrants seek to benefit from the generous social welfare benefits handed out to them. Few of them are fleeing persecution. Most are simply economic migrants looking for a better life.

The Globalist/Leftists want them to come here to swell the ranks of voters on their side. That is the plan they openly admit to, yet there is a darker side to their plan. The Far Left, funded by George Soros and other moneyed Globalist Oligarchs, has as one of its goals the destruction of the USA from the inside, by overwhelming the social welfare system, the hospitals, the criminal justice system and the educational system. Overwhelming the System with a huge volume of needy people is their goal. They do not desire to solve problems. They seek to create problems. From the chaos they create, they expect to gain eventual complete power. That is their game plan.

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Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Documents Revealing McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Engage in “Financially Ruinous” Targeting

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McCain minority staff director Henry Kerner to IRS official Lois Lerner and other IRS
officials: “the solution is to audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous”

 Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.”  Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel.
The explosive exchange was contained in notes taken by IRS employees at an April 30, 2013, meeting between Kerner, Lerner, and other high-ranking IRS officials. Just ten days following the meeting, former IRS director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner admitted that the IRS had a policy of improperly and deliberately delaying applications for tax-exempt status from conservative non-profit groups.

Obama's cybersecurity coordinator confirms Susan Rice ordered him to 'stand down' on Russian meddling

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Michael Daniel confirmed Wednesday that former national security adviser Susan Rice ordered him and his staff to "stand down" in 2016 in regard to Russian attempts to meddle in the 2016 election.

Daniel, special assistant to former President Barack Obama and White House cybersecurity coordinator, told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee that quotes attributed to him in the book, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump, were an "accurate rendering of the conversation" he had with Rice and his staff.

Daniel's staff reportedly responded to the order in "disbelief."