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NBC-UNIVERSAL: DUMPING TRUMP TO PANDER TO HISPANICS ...

The people who brought you distorted and deceptive news are trying to take the moral high ground by curtailing their business dealings with the billionaire bloviator, Donald Trump … 

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NBC STATEMENT REGARDING DONALD TRUMP

Press Release

June 29, 2015

At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values.

Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.

To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC.

In addition, as Mr. Trump has already indicated, he will not be participating in “The Apprentice” on NBC.

“Celebrity Apprentice” is licensed from Mark Burnett's United Artists Media Group and that relationship will continue.

Source:  NBC STATEMENT REGARDING DONALD TRUMP | NBCUniversal

Trump has usually responded to criticism by claiming others are not smart like him, rich like him, or are simply despicable losers. So I can’t wait for The Donald’s Response … 

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And, I don’t think it is …”You’re Fired!”

What Trump actually said …

During his Presidential Announcement, the Billionaire Bloviator said:

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When do we beat Mexico at the border? They are laughing at us; at our stupidity. And now they are beating us economically. They are not our friend. Believe me. But they are killing us economically. The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else's problems. [applause] Thank you. It's true. And these are the best and the finest.

When Mexico sends its people; they are not sending their best. They are not sending you. They are not sending you. They are sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. (sic) They are bringing drugs, they are bringing crime, their rapists; and some, I assume, are good people. But I speak to border guards, and they tell us what we are getting. And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense.

They are sending us not the right people. It’s coming from more than Mexico. It's coming from all over South and Latin America, and it's coming probably … probably from the Middle East.

But we don't know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence. We don't know what's happening. And it has got to stop. And, it’s got to stop fast. <Source>

But the sad fact is that Trump is right …

Mexico is outsourcing its poverty, illiteracy, disease, crime, and low-skilled employees. Illegal aliens who, for the most part, do not want to assimilate into America – to become Americans. They appear to want to recreate the hellhole they just left; complete with their own allegiance to their country, their flag, their language, their dress, their food, their customs, and their holidays – all with the access to our social safety nets and the benefits accruing to citizens and legal immigrants and workers. They are exporting millions of dollars back to Mexico each day, so why would the Mexican government want to partner to stop the flow of illegals.

This is not to say that all illegals fleeing from an oppressive regime, massive corruption, massive crime, and lack of resources are bad; especially those trying to do right by their families. But the sad truth, we cannot assimilate them into our culture without radical transformation of our finances, our medicine, our criminal justice system, and our very culture itself. These are people who go along to get along, as opposed to hard chargers and self-motivated entrepreneurs. They are a worker class.

Make no bones about it. Illegal aliens are criminals – not only from their first border incursion, but from the document theft, forgery, and massive identity theft that has corrupted our tax and Social Security systems, and the perjury that goes with false attestations.  

And, since the border is not secure, we find much more than Mexicans entering our country and violating sovereignty. Including terrorists and violent foreign gang members in ever increasing numbers.

What Trump did not say …

Trump did not say that the illegals are welcomed with open arms by the progressive socialist democrats who see these unfortunate people as future democrats, union members, and church goers.

Trump did not say that the illegals are welcomed with open arms by the GOP who see these unfortunate people as a source of cheap labor and easy financial rake-offs when they engage in unbanked financial transactions at exorbitant rates.

Bottom line …

We need to close our borders.We need to limit immigration until we get a true headcount and perform financial, logistical, medical, criminal, and social impact studies.We need comprehensive immigration reform. Not a path to citizenship, but a way forward that will ensure that the generational issues will be solved in a single generation.

We need to treat alien gang members as domestic terrorists. And, we need to rework the unionized welfare and criminal justice bureaucracy that serves this disadvantaged community. 

As for Trump, he is just another billionaire bloviator who believes his own superior brand of bullshit. There was no way he could have continued at NBC/Universal while running for President; in essence, he fired the network the day he made the decision to file his formal candidacy papers. For NBC/Universal, attempting to look like they were firing Trump was a cheap shot.

But ... to be fair, give The Donald a break as he misspoke -- as do many politicians under the adrenaline rush of a major campaign event. That the progressive socialist democrats at NBC/Universal will not cut him a break, like they did the lying progressive talking-head Brian Williams, is not fair.

There is little doubt in my mind that Trump is a self-proclaimed genius that is so stupid as to believe that there is no difference between famous and infamous. Let this clown stick with providing entertainment and leave the serious work of crafting and executing public policies, both foreign and domestic, to serious men with a love of country.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



GOP VERSUS PROGRESSIVES: 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION MESSAGING

A friend of mine asked me to explain the current state of politics as we inch forward to the 2016 presidential campaign. And, after thinking long and hard about how to simplify what is being said, I decided to do it graphically to save myself a thousand words …

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I don’t think that there is anything left to say. Any questions?

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



POPE FRANCIS ON GUNS AND HYPOCRISY: CASTING STONES IN A GLASS HOUSE?

Perhaps Pope Francis needs just a little more introspection …

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Pope says weapons manufacturers can't call themselves Christian

TURIN, Italy, June 21 (Reuters) - People who manufacture weapons or invest in weapons industries are hypocrites if they call themselves Christian, Pope Francis said on Sunday.

Francis issued his toughest condemnation to date of the weapons industry at a rally of thousands of young people at the end of the first day of his trip to the Italian city of Turin. "If you trust only men you have lost," he told the young people in a long, rambling talk about war, trust and politics after putting aside his prepared address. "It makes me think of ... people, managers, businessmen who call themselves Christian and they manufacture weapons. That leads to a bit a distrust, doesn't it?" he said to applause. He also criticised those who invest in weapons industries, saying "duplicity is the currency of today ... they say one thing and do another."

<Source: Reuters>

The Church is mired in hypocrisy …

What does that say about a Church that claims the moral high-ground in its teachings, yet appears to have accepted widespread pedophilia and child abuse – covering it up at the highest levels of the church. Paying hundreds of millions of dollars to those who were brave enough to come forward and confront their abusers? Or the institutionalized nature of the cover-up that saw high-level church officials obstruct justice, refusing to report abuse to the legal authorities, moving child molesters around to molest even more children.

While gun-related deaths are tragic, so are the thousands of souls killed by pedophile priests and those church officials who enabled them to commit their heinous acts.

The Pope is stretching his moral authority very thin … going beyond the theological into secular areas like guns and climate change where he appears to be ill-informed or ill-advised.

Truth be told, he should be condemning evildoers and those of his parishioners who commit crimes using weapons rather than those who provide legitimate tools for self-defense, law enforcement, and the defense of society.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



ROUND TWO -- THE SUPREME COURT AND OBAMACARE: WHAT JUST HAPPENED?

Once again, it appears that the United States Supreme Court made a grave mistake based on partisan politics and then tried to justify it with nonsensical rhetoric that made no sense …

With respect to allowing subsidies under the Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare, it appeared that the United States Supreme Court took four words plainly written in the English language, “established by the state,” and ruled that they meant something else by interpreting these four words to mean, “established by the state or the federal government.”

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The Opinion of the Court

Petitioners’ arguments about the plain meaning of Section 36B are strong. But while the meaning of the phrase “an Exchange established by the State under [42 U. S. C. §18031]” may seem plain “when viewed in isolation,” such a reading turns out to be “untenable in light of[the statute] as a whole.” Department of Revenue of Ore. v. ACF Industries, Inc., 510 U. S. 332, 343 (1994). In this instance, the context and structure of the Act compel us to depart from what would otherwise be the most natural reading of the pertinent statutory phrase. <Source: Supreme Court Ruling: King et al. v. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services et. al.>

“Words no longer have meaning” …

The decision was 6-3, with the most cogent objection coming from Justice Scalia.

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JUSTICE SCALIA, with whom JUSTICE THOMAS and JUSTICE ALITO join, dissenting.

The Court holds that when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act says “Exchange established by the State” it means “Exchange established by the State or the Federal Government.” That is of course quite absurd, and the Court’s 21 pages of explanation make it no less so.

Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is “established by the State.” It is hard to come up with a clearer way to limit tax credits to state Exchanges than to use the words “established by the State.” And it is hard to come up with a reason to include the words “by the State” other than the purpose of limiting credits to state Exchanges.

Under all the usual rules of interpretation, in short, the Government should lose this case. But normal rules of interpretation seem always to yield to the overriding principle of the present Court: The Affordable Care Act must be saved.  <Source: Supreme Court Ruling: King et al. v. Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services et. al.>

Why did Chief Justice Roberts join the liberals?

It appears that Chief Justice Roberts may have been concerned with the appearance, probity, and integrity of the Supreme Court; and may believe that to rule against the Affordable Care Act would be to plunge the nation into chaos --- all of which would be blamed on the Supreme Court. Others may have acted on partisan and ideological lines.

It is a plausible theory because the Republicans have not proffered any realistic solution to helping Americans keep their healthcare benefits should there be an adverse ruling. Thus setting up a campaign issue for the 2016 presidential election.

A uber-liberal frames the issue … 

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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on the floor of the Senate: “Whoever the Republican Party may nominate, the one thing I can assure you, that they will repeal and replace Obamacare with something better.”

They have had years to make suggestions and legislatively tweak the existing law, but there does not appear to be a comprehensive solution offered to the American people or Congress at this point in time.

Lies, distortions, and deception …

While the Affordable Care Act was created behind closed doors with no input from the GOP, and was passed using a Senate Rules trick devised by then Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the Republicans have continually failed to offer anything that could even remotely be acceptable to struggling Americans should the Affordable Care Act be impaired by either legislative or judicial rulings.

The lies, distortions, and deception surrounding the Affordable Care Act continue to multiply. With the special interests and corrupt political class profiting from the shared misery of Americans forced to pay outrageous amounts of money for healthcare that is exponentially expensive without any checks and balances.

The single most important thing to improve the Affordable Care Act can be done with only a few sentences: demanding that healthcare insurers be forced to compete across state lines – to eliminate their local and regional mini-monopolies. And, that drug pricing for Medicare and Medicaid be negotiated on the basis of a national marketplace to achieve lower drug prices as we are now seeing an outrageous rise in the cost of generic drugs just because “they can raise prices” in the marketplace. There is no excuse why a single drug (Clobetasol) should see its co-pay rise from Tier-1 ($5) to Tier-3($40) in one day.

Bottom line …

So while the Court appears to be wrong – using tortured logic to create a predetermined outcome – they may have saved Americans from additional pain and suffering caused by the corrupt progressive socialist democrats. They may have also saved the GOP from becoming a hated party when healthcare in America collapsed into a chaotic mess.

Unless we clean up corruption in politics and demand that our representatives perform their sworn constitutional duties, we are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



OBAMA CELEBRATES GAY MARRIAGE SUPREME COURT RULING BY COLORING THE WHITE HOUSE

November 1, 2008 –Obama on gay marriage …

When an MTV viewer wanted to know what Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama thought of Proposition 8, a state constitutional amendment on the 2008 California general-election ballot that would eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry, MTV News brought the question straight to the man himself.

“I think it’s unnecessary,” Obama told Sway [Sway Calloway was an MTV reporter/producer], in response to a question sent in by Gangstagigz from San Leandro, California.

I believe marriage is between a man and a woman. I am not in favor of gay marriage. But when you start playing around with constitutions, just to prohibit somebody who cares about another person, it just seems to me that’s not what America’s about. Usually, our constitutions expand liberties, they don’t contract them.” <Source

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2015 – Obama celebrates gay marriage ruling  …

Live Updates on #LoveWins: The Supreme Court Rules that Gay and Lesbian Couples Can Marry

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President Barack Obama delivers a statement regarding the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, in the Rose Garden of the White House, June 26, 2015.  

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In a 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court took a huge step forward in our progress toward a more perfect union.

Today, gay and lesbian couples won their right to marry. Today, love wins.

You can read the decision here

Following the ruling, President Obama delivered a statement from the Rose Garden. Watch: 

The President first reacted to the decision on Twitter: 

Today is a big step in our march toward equality. Gay and lesbian couples now have the right to marry, just like anyone else. #LoveWins

— President Obama (@POTUS) June 26, 2015

<Source: Live Updates on #LoveWins: The Supreme Court Rules that Gay and Lesbian Couples Can Marry | The White House>

Bottom line …

It is not about “equal rights,” because civil unions have legal standing in the courts and afford a gay couple the same rights as married couples. But, it is about redefining the traditional notion of marriage as being between one consenting and of age man and one consenting and of age woman in order to further the acceptance of homosexuality, and its various shades, into American mainstream life – mostly in opposition to religious teachings.

The idea that we are creating another protected classes of people and then legally sanctioning others who may believe differently is troubling. It has always been my belief that a consumer-oriented business should have the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason as long as the matter is not life-threatening and does not involve healthcare, housing, employment, and lending. The idea that a baker can be compelled to bake a certain type of cake is abhorrent to the idea of freedom.

There is no doubt that our culture is undergoing a fundamental transformation based on socialist ideals of population control where abortion, birth control, and non-reproductive homosexuality play a large part.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



AMERICA IS IN DECLINE: LED BY CORRUPT POLITICIANS ACTING IN THEIR SELF INTERESTS

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If you are of a “certain age” I am positive that you would never, in your wildest dreams, believe a major political party would champion un-American values …

  • Promote a candidate whose lies, corruption, and criminal behavior is on page one for all of the world to see.
  • Promote division within America by proactively fanning the flames of racism to create dissention between Americans.
  • Promote policies that drive productive Americans and their corporations from their homes by onerous regulations and skyrocketing taxation.
  • Openly welcome socialists and communists into the highest levels of government.
  • Allow a corrupt and racist organization to exist in Congress.
  • Obstruct justice in both civil and criminal matters to the extent of ignoring blatant and sanctionable acts of criminality.
  • Allow the tyranny of the minority to override the best interests of a majority.
  • Create a class of professional politicians whose self-interests supersede the interests of their constituents and the country they purport to serve.
  • Allowed affirmative action, where color trumps competence, and sex trumps style, to produce.
  • Allowed political correctness to trump free speech and discussion; most sadly in the realm of science. 

What the hell have we done to America …

How have American citizens gotten to the point where they will sit idly by and watch our elected officials betray the United States Constitution and the rule of law?

I can understand the dilution of the American culture by embracing millions of illegal aliens, many of whom will not assimilate into American life and continue to be loyal to their former country, embracing their language, food, and customs as if they were trying to recreate their country on top of American social safety nets and entitlements. But what I can’t understand is how we are allowing our politicians to gerrymander our districts specifically to create safe districts for politicians who continue to pander to a minority portion of the electorate to the exclusion of the interests and welfare of the majority?

I can understand why politicians would ignore their country and constituency for the large donors and special interests who provide campaign funding, voter support, and media attention. But not to the detriment of their personal honor and sworn allegiance to the Constitution and their constituency.

And, I can understand why a corporatized media would bend or break journalistic ethics and practices to secure corporate advantages, including tax breaks, favorable positions in monopolistic markets such as cable franchises, and access to content and political figures. But not to the extent of selling out our nation to foreign sovereigns or criminal interests. Where a white police officer dealing with a black thug is endlessly covered while black gangs the murder hundreds of people a month get little or no mention.

Bottom line …

But the true shocker is that I am not speaking exclusively about the progressive socialist democrat party – but the GOP whose “go along to get along” policies and refusal to uphold their oath of office has severely compromised our country.

Where political animals like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is as detrimental to our nation as former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who used a political rule trick to enable the passage of the unconstitutional Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). And where House Speaker John Boehner is every bit complicit as former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when it comes to putting their politics before the people who are currently suffering in America.

Unless we cure the corruption, we are totally and thoroughly screwed. The idea of a Hillary Clinton, a Jeb Bush, an open socialist like Bernie Sanders, or a clown like billionaire bloviator Donald Trump being accorded respect as a future President of the United States demonstrates the clear and present danger facing our nation. Sadly, In one respect, the open socialist, Bernie Sanders, is the most honest one of all – not engaging in cronyism and clearly stating his core beliefs.

So what are you going to do?  About voting for corrupt politicians as if they were celebrities? About donating to politicians who cannot manage to tell people what they actually believe in? And, about a mainstream media that has been so thoroughly corrupted as to become unbelievable?

We are so screwed.

-- steve 


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



FRANCE: A PREVIEW OF AMERICAN UNDER PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS

There are few places that typify the end-stage of the progressive movement like France.

See for yourself what can happen to America …

Bottom line …

  • Government central planning.
  • Onerous rules and regulations.
  • High taxes.
  • Thuggish unions.
  • Little incentive for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
  • Crazy work rules.

And this can be life under the progressive socialist democrats in America.  And, if you do not believe it can happen, you need only look toward California to see the nonsense that is fast destroying the formerly golden state,

If you want to see the difference in the 2016 candidates, compare any of the progressive socialist democrats like Hillary Clinton to Wisconsin’s Governor, Scott Walker.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



ALAN CARUBA: PROMINENT CONSERVATIVE BLOGGER DEAD AT AGE 77

It is with a heavy heart that I note the passing of Alan Caruba, a prominent conservative journalist, author, public relations specialist, and blogger. A man who I respected highly and whose writing I greatly admired.

Alan-CarubaAlan Caruba (October 9, 1937 – June 15, 2015)

It appears that Caruba, after having undergone intestinal surgery, had fallen and was bleeding profusely, he made it to his bathroom where he died. For those seeking information on Alan’s life, here is his Wikipedia page. He wanted no memorial, cremation, and apparently left no further instructions regarding his blogs, Warning Signs (Facts Not Fantasy) and Book Reviews by Alan Caruba.

He will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace Alan. You brought a measure of sanity to an insane world.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



IT'S OFFICIAL: DONALD TRUMP HAS FILED HIS FIRST PAPERS ON JUNE 22, 2015

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Donald Trump has filed his official statement of candidacy with the Federal Elections Commission on June 22, 2015 …

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Within ten days after filing a Statement of Candidacy form (FEC2), the campaign committee must file a Statement of Organization (FEC1). At this point in time, the FEC does not appear to have a FEC1 filing for Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.

I would be surprised to see a timely filing of Trump’s personal finance disclosure …

Federal law requires presidential candidates to file disclosures within 30 days of announcing their candidacy, or on May 15, whichever is later. They can get two extensions of up to 45 days each, and the Federal Election Commission can take up to 30 days to release the filings.

We are now waiting to see if The Donald will take the next step and file the required financial disclosures, with or without requesting extensions.

Bottom line …

Welcome to the GOP’s candidate circus.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



SHOCK: COULD THERE BE A COMMUNIST IN THE WHITE HOUSE DECISION LOOP?

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There is little doubt that President Barack Obama outsources decisions to his most trusted advisor and confidante Valerie Jarrett. But does Jarrett’s associations with known communists and radical jihadists constitute a clear and present danger for the safety and security of the United States in terms of revealing highly classified data to our enemies or to take actions that disadvantage our allies and aid our enemies.

It appears that, once again, Judicial Watch has revealed disturbing information that was ignored, underplayed, or mischaracterized in the progressive mainstream media.

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FBI Files Document Communism in Valerie Jarrett’s Family

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) files obtained by Judicial Watch reveal that the dad, maternal grandpa and father-in-law of President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, were hardcore Communists under investigation by the U.S. government.

Jarrett’s dad, pathologist and geneticist Dr. James Bowman, had extensive ties to Communist associations and individuals, his lengthy FBI file shows. In 1950 Bowman was in communication with a paid Soviet agent named Alfred Stern, who fled to Prague after getting charged with espionage. Bowman was also a member of a Communist-sympathizing group called the Association of Internes and Medical Students. After his discharge from the Army Medical Corps in 1955, Bowman moved to Iran to work, the FBI records show.

According to Bowman’s government file the Association of Internes and Medical Students is an organization that “has long been a faithful follower of the Communist Party line” and engages in un-American activities. Bowman was born in Washington D.C. and had deep ties to Chicago, where he often collaborated with fellow Communists. JW also obtained documents on Bowman from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) showing that the FBI was brought into investigate him for his membership in a group that “follows the communist party line.” The Jarrett family Communist ties also include a business partnership between Jarrett’s maternal grandpa, Robert Rochon Taylor, and Stern, the Soviet agent associated with her dad.

Jarrett’s father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett, was also another big-time Chicago Communist, according to separate FBI files obtained by JW as part of a probe into the Jarrett family’s Communist ties. For a period of time Vernon Jarrett appeared on the FBI’s Security Index and was considered a potential Communist saboteur who was to be arrested in the event of a conflict with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). His FBI file reveals that he was assigned to write propaganda for a Communist Party front group in Chicago that would “disseminate the Communist Party line among…the middle class.”

It’s been well documented that Valerie Jarrett, a Chicago lawyer and longtime Obama confidant, is a liberal extremist who wields tremendous power in the White House. Faithful to her roots, she still has connections to many Communist and extremist groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood. Jarrett and her family also had strong ties to Frank Marshal Davis, a big Obama mentor and Communist Party member with an extensive FBI file.

JW has exposed Valerie Jarrett’s many transgressions over the years, including her role in covering up a scandalous gun-running operation carried out by the Department of Justice (DOJ). Last fall JW obtained public records that show Jarrett was a key player in the effort to cover up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious, a disastrous experiment in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) allowed guns from the U.S. to be smuggled into Mexico so they could eventually be traced to drug cartels. Instead, federal law enforcement officers lost track of hundreds of weapons which have been used in an unknown number of crimes, including the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.

In 2008 JW got documents linking Valerie Jarrett, who also served as co-chairman of Obama’s presidential transition team, to a series of real estate scandals, including several housing projects operated by convicted felon and Obama fundraiser/friend Antoin “Tony” Rezko. According to the documents obtained from the Illinois Secretary of State, Valerie Jarrett served as a board member for several organizations that provided funding and support for Chicago slum projects operated by Rezko.

Source: FBI Files Show Valerie Jarrett's Hardcore Communist Family

Is Valerie Jarrett President Obama’s handler?

There is little or no doubt that “Chicago” radicals were allowed access to the highest levels of government and that all documents that would further define the Obama Presidency, from his birth certificate, social security number, draft card, foreign and domestic passport records, and school documents including scholarship applications have been treated as classified documents and millions have been spent defending the production of these documents in various courts in the land.

The progressive socialist democrats have labeled and demonized those who were seeking access to the in situ birth records in Hawaii as “birthers,” even though credible document examiners have labeled the documents produced by the White House as still being open to question. The refutation of a Manchurian Candidate scenario has always been labeled a “right wing-nut” conspiracy and those who attempted to seek the truth were called crackpots.

A circumstantial case?

Given President Obama’s past associations with people of dubious character, (socialist, communists, anti-Semites, radical Muslims, domestic terrorists, and felons) coupled with Obama’s actions that are sometimes inexplicable, could a case not be made for a Congressional inquiry into the very documents required for a candidate’s eligibility – even at this late date. And, should that inquiry extend to various White House activities that appear to be protected by Department of Justice and their never-ending investigations?

Should the media take a closer look at Obama’s appointees and the appointee’s new hires to discover if there is a pattern and practice of inserting sleepers into critical infrastructure and respected institutions?

Does Hillary Clinton have a similar problem?

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Huma Abedin …

  • Daughter of Saleha Mahmood Abedin, a pro-Sharia sociologist with ties to numerous Islamist organizations including the Muslim Brotherhood
  • Longtime assistant to Hillary Clinton
  • Wife of former congressman Anthony Weiner
  • Longtime former employee of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, which shares the Muslim Brotherhood's goal of establishing Islamic supremacy and Sharia Law worldwide

<Source>

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding today’s decision by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan to reopen a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that sought records about Huma Abedin, the former Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-01363)).

Hillary Clinton’s massive email cover-up is unraveling. We welcome Judge Sullivan’s decision to reopen this lawsuit. Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration concealed records and lied to obstruct federal courts and Judicial Watch from finding out about the secret emails.

The court battle to get to the truth about Huma Abedin’s “special government employee” (SGE) privileges at State is underway. The reopening of this case brings Judicial Watch one step closer to forcing the State Department to ensure that the government records in Hillary Clinton’s “secret” email system are properly preserved, protected and recovered as federal law requires.  Ms. Abedin is part of the Clinton cash raising operation and was even involved in the Benghazi scandal, so this lawsuit could not be more timely.

<Source: Judicial Watch>

Complicit GOP?

Why is the GOP treating these serious constitutional issues as if they don’t exist, or are members of the GOP in leadership positions being bribed or otherwise coerced to look the other way? Or has the GOP ceded any moral authority to the progressives. Certainly Bush 41, Bush 43, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and others are not conservatives; but are they as corrupt as the progressive socialist democrats?

Bottom line …

Is it possible, in their zeal to help elect the nation’s first black President, the progressive mainstream media shirked their traditional journalistic responsibilities – protected by the Constitution – and failed to put forth a credible effort to vet President Obama and his cadre of progressive socialist democrats?

We can see the smoke, but should “We the People” be worried about a fire?

We are so screwed.

-- steve


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