Sunday, October 22, 2017

Bill O'Reilly's spokesman fires back: New York Times trying to keep him off the air with 'unsubstantiated allegations'

Via Billy

Bill O'Reilly's attorney maintained that his client was falsely accused in the wake of allegations against Fox News founder and CEO Roger Ailes, who was forced to resign the network in 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

A spokesman for Bill O'Reilly accused the New York Times of publishing "unsubstantiated allegations" in order to diminish the former Fox News host's job prospects.
"In its latest diatribe against Bill O'Reilly, the Times printed leaked information provided by anonymous sources that is out of context, false, defamatory, and obviously designed to embarrass Bill O'Reilly and to keep him from competing in the marketplace," Mark Fabiani said in a statement to CNN on Saturday.

Michelle Obama & Her Big Mouth Do NOT Speak for Me | Michelle Malkin

Former NPR CEO opens up about liberal media bias

Via David


Most reporters and editors are liberal — a now dated Pew Research Center poll found that liberals outnumber conservatives in the media by some 5 to 1, and that comports with my own anecdotal experience at National Public Radio. When you are liberal, and everyone else around you is as well, it is easy to fall into groupthink on what stories are important, what sources are legitimate and what the narrative of the day will be.

This may seem like an unusual admission from someone who once ran NPR, but it is borne of recent experience. Spurred by a fear that red and blue America were drifting irrevocably apart, I decided to venture out from my overwhelmingly Democratic neighborhood and engage Republicans where they live, work and pray.

More @ NY Post

Confiscating Guns = Belling The Cat

Via David

As seen at Slate:
Two Guns Per Person
Why is this legal? I’m not talking about why we don’t require reporting multiple sales of long guns to federal authorities (which we don’t). I’m not talking about the bump stocks the shooter used to make his semi-automatic weapons fire like machine guns. I’m talking about why people are allowed to own more than, say, two firearms without a really good reason.
TL;DR: The Second Amendment doesn’t say how many guns you can have. Nobody needs more than two guns. If someone wants a third gun, it’s full NFA procedures and taxes.

Doug Pennington notably does not address how to figure who might have more than two firearms. Nor does he explain how the powers that be will go about collecting the extant extras. Certainly he isn’t volunteering to collect them; possibly he’s seen my observation regarding the wisdom of kicking in millions of door because the occupants are well-armed.


Trump: 'Fake news' message 'finally sinking through,' citing poll

Via Billy

 Donald J. Trump

Wacky Congresswoman Wilson is the gift that keeps on giving for the Republican Party, a disaster for Dems. You watch her in action & vote R!

President Trump said on Sunday distrust in the media was "finally sinking through," after a week in which his White House was at odds with the press over Trump's dealings with Gold Star families.

"It is finally sinking through. 46% OF PEOPLE BELIEVE MAJOR NATIONAL NEWS ORGS FABRICATE STORIES ABOUT ME. FAKE NEWS, even worse! Lost cred," Trump tweeted Sunday, citing a Politico-Morning Consult poll published Wednesday.

Russia Dossier II? Richard Spencer Confirmed as Deep State Plant?

Via Billy


Spencer Kept Database, Photos of Alt-Right Members at Charlottesville

Media darling and Alt-Right leader Richard Spencer ran his own Discord chat server, where he required that Alt-Right members submit photographs and detailed personal information about themselves, before they were allowed to join the group planning the Charlottesville attacks.

We have already exposed how Spencer’s close friend and fellow Charlottesville rally organizer Jason Kessler watched while the terrorist attacks were planned on his personal Discord server.
On October 8threvealed that Richard Spencer employed his close friend, and suspected pedophile, “TheBigKK” to gather data and require photographs of everyone connected to the Charlottesville rally on August 12th. Spencer required these measures to be taken in order to extract EXIF geotagging data from the images, so that he could obtain the home addresses of his recruits.

Great Interview: Janis Joplin - Dick Cavett Show (1969)

Still looking good, but H and Southern Comfort got to her.  Dead at 27.  What a shame.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

With A Little Help Of My Friends

Another yankee tell us whats right

Via Jonathan

At 7 pm, precious little daylight remained when General Robert E. Lee ordered his entire force of between 30,000 and 50,000 men to make a coordinated assault against the Union position along a two-mile front.

The aggressive CSA General John Bell Hood spearheaded the attack with the famed Texas Brigade. Considered by many to be the toughest fighting brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia, the 1st Texas, 4th Texas, 5th Texas, 18th Georgia, and General Wade Hampton's South Carolina Legion led the charge that broke the Union line.


 It is of little wonder that there is so much divisiveness and hate among people of different races, when there is always some misguided and uneducated butt-hole that wishes to come down to OUR SOUTH and attempt to tell us, what is the right thing we should do to get along with each others particular race. My point is taken from an article that was added to an already SORRY news source,concerning our CONFEDERATE Monuments. This person thinks he can quote a few lines from some of our history books, put his own perverted twist on them and it will be alright . Wrong, Peckerhead, We do not have your yankee problems down here. If you like your way of thinking take your damn law degree and other credentials you MIGHT have and go BACK north or from what ever piece of slim you crawled from. I almost hate for this to be posted as it just might increase the already sorry distribution of a local fish wrapper, by a couple of issues. DEO VINDICE.

-- Joseph Carter Leary

Muddy Waters - I'm A Man

Mind jog from  Charlie  on Amazing Pilot Saved His Wingman, Pushed His Damage...

Muddy Waters was all we listened to in the pool room at *EHS which used to be all boys.


Novel concept these days.........

How Trump’s Twitter account is fueling a GOP money surge

Via Billy

When President Trump tweets, Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill may see stars. But the Republican National Committee (RNC) sees dollar signs.

The RNC has raised more than $104 million since Trump took office in January, fueled by a surge in donors who have never contributed to the party before. For the first time in recent memory, Republicans are raking in more money from those small-dollar donors than they are from big-spending whales who write four- or five-figure checks.

More @ The Hill

Dem rep's office reportedly overwhelmed by calls amid Trump feud

Rep. Frederica Wilson's (D-Fla.) offices in Washington and Miami have reportedly been inundated with phone calls and threats following a war of words with President Trump this week.

Staffers at one point had to turn off the phones in Wilson's D.C. office after callers bombarded the phones lines, forcing many callers to only reach a voicemail, a local CBS affiliate reported Friday.

The number of calls has apparently reached the thousands over the past few days, according to the report, which said that fax machines were turned over to investigators as threats rolled in, pulling in the Capitol Police, Homeland Security and other law enforcement agencies to look into the threats.

More @ The Hill

Senator Sam

 Sam Ervin
He once wrote that he was “born of Burke County’s bone and flesh of Burke County’s flesh. Hence, outsiders may think I am biased in its favor. Be that as it may, I am satisfied that when the Good Lord restores the Garden of Eden to earth, He will center it in Burke County because He will have so few changes to make to achieve perfect creation.”
This essay is from Brion McClanahan and Clyde Wilson’s Forgotten Conservatives in American History (Pelican, 2012).

In 1973, Senator Sam Ervin of North Carolina was perhaps the most respected and popular member of the United States Congress. His role in the televised Watergate hearings as chairman of the Senate Select Committee led one member of Congress to remark that he was “the most nonpartisan Democrat in the Senate.” T-shirts were made in his honor; everyone had a favorite “Senator Sam” story; he starred on an album entitled “Senator Sam at Home;” his face was pressed on Newsweek and Time; fan clubs appeared; and it became “chic” to have a Southern accent and spin down-home tales of life in the rural South. Millions adored him.

But Ervin didn’t buy into this heroic public image. He was seventy-seven and had already decided he would retire in 1975. He maintained a listed phone number at his residence in Washington D.C. for most of his time in the Senate (he only changed it after several unusual phone calls during the Watergate hearings led his wife to demand a new unlisted number), and he called himself a simple “country lawyer.” He lived in the same house in Morganton, North Carolina most of his life (across the street from his birth home), greeted neighbors and constituents himself at the front door, and graciously accepted produce on his porch from local farmers. He would often remark that his wife of over fifty years kept him grounded. Senator Sam was truly one of the people.

Amazing Pilot Saved His Wingman, Pushed His Damaged Phantom By Its Tail Hook Out Of Vietnam

Via Minh Dinh Nguyen


Of the 132 missions Bob Pardo flew in Vietnam with the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, the most significant is that of March 10, 1967, when he and his with rear pilot 1st Lt Steve Wayne, were on a mission to attack the steel mills close to the North Vietnamese capitol of Hanoi. Flying as his wingman was Capt. Earl Aman and his “Guy in Back” Lt. Bob Houghton. The area around Hanoi was the best protected in military aviation history, and on that day enemy anti aircraft fire was the heaviest Captain Pardo had experienced in his many missions there.

Before they arrived at the objective, the F-4 Phantom of Captain Aman’s was hit, but he managed to stay in formation. As they were closing in on the steel mill Aman’s F-4 was hit by ack-ack once more and his plane started to leak fuel. Then Pardo’s plane was hit as well yet he could proceed with the strike, however his F-4 was now leaking fuel too. When they were over 20,000 feet on their way out, it became evident that Aman did not have enough fuel make it to nearby Laos, where he and Houghton would be able to eject with a fair chance of being rescued by friendly troops. If they were to eject over North Vietnam, the chances of evading escape were slim and capture and, if they were lucky, a lengthy stay in a POW camp would await them.

More @ War History

Is That A 650HP 2017 Ford Lightning?

Could it be? Is that a 2017 Ford Lightning? Well, if you ask Georgia’s Pioneer Ford and the number of people lined up to buy one, the answer to that question is an emphatic yes. We hadn’t seen a Ford that wears the Lightning nameplate since 2004, when the 380 hp, Supercharged 5.4 Triton motor was discontinued, to the dismay of adoring fans. At the time, the Ford Lightning was considered the world’s fastest truck, and ever since it’s been missed by fans far and wide. Until now.

A trip down to a small (6,779 pop.) Georgia town named Breman will get you as close to a new version of the Ford Lightning as the automotive world has seen in nearly 14 years. That’s a long time to be without the outgoing Lightning’s supercharger whine, and Ford hasn’t shown us anything to indicate they’re interested in reviving the nameplate. The automotive manufacturer seems to be too busy stuffing twin-turbo motors into trucks like the Raptor to mess with the likes of a new Lightning.

That’s where Pioneer Ford steps in and builds fans a small, regular cab, rear-wheel-drive V8 truck just for them. The Ford Lightnings these guys build are the real deal; that’s a fact, Jack.

More @ Racing Junk

Rock of a New and More Perfect Union

To secure Lincoln’s reelection, Assistant Secretary of War Charles A. Dana later testified that “the whole power of the War Department was used to secure Lincoln’s reelection in 1864 (Hapgood’s Life of Lincoln).” Dana was a prewar socialist who lived at the notorious Brook Farm commune, hired Karl Marx to write for Greeley’s Tribune, spied on Grant for Lincoln, and was the one who ordered manacles be bolted on President Jefferson Davis at Fortress Monroe.
Bernhard Thuersam,   The Great American Political Divide

Rock of a New and More Perfect Union

“Lincoln’s second election was largely committed to the War and Navy Departments of the Federal government, he having been nominated by the same radical Republican Party, practically, that nominated him at Chicago in 1860; and George B. McClellan was the nominee of the Democratic Party.

Lincoln made criticism of his administration treason triable by court-martial, and United States soldiers ruled at the polls. General B.F. Butler’s book gives full particulars of the large force with which he controlled completely the voters of New York City; and McClure’s book, “Our Presidents,” tells “how necessary the army vote was, and was secured”; and Ida Tarbell says: “It was declared that Lincoln had been guilty of all the abuses of a military dictatorship.”

R.M. Stribling’s “From Gettysburg to Appomattox” gives undeniable proof of Lincoln’s conspiracy with his generals to secure his reelection: and Holland’s “Lincoln” says that “when Lincoln killed, by pocketing it, a bill for the reconstruction of the Union which Congress had just passed, Ben Wade, Winter Davis and Greeley published in Greeley’s Tribune (August 6) a bitter manifesto, “charging the President, by preventing this bill from becoming a law, with purposely holding the electoral votes of the rebel States at the discretion of his personal ambition”; and Usher tells how “pretended representatives from Virginia, West Virginia, and Louisiana were seated in Congress;” and (August, 1864) Schouler says: “An address to the people by the opposition in Congress accused Lincoln of the creation of bogus States.”

General [John C.] Fremont, the preceding nominee of Lincoln’s party for the presidency, charged Lincoln with “incapacity, selfishness, disregard of personal rights, and liberty of the press;” also “with feebleness, want of principle, and managing the war for personal ends.”

Lincoln’s success was not won by the North, for a large part of its people were against Lincoln’s policy of coercion. So, seeing voluntary enlistments ceasing, and the draft unpopular, by offering large bounties and other inducements, Lincoln secured recruits as follows: 176,800 Germans, 144,200 Irish, 99,000 English and British-Americans, 74,000 other foreigners, 186,017 Negroes, and from the border States 344,190, making a grand total of 1,151,660 men.

It is readily seen that without this great addition to Lincoln’s Northern army he would have been “in bad,” for, as it was, the North was almost on the point of “quitting” several times.

In an article in the [Confederate] Veteran, October, 1924 (“On Force and Consent”) Dr. Scrugham [states:] ”The United Daughters of the Confederacy have rendered a signal service to the perpetuation of government based on the consent of the governed by keeping alive the memory of the bravery of those who died that such government might not perish from the Southern States. Their work will not be completed till they have convinced the world, after the manner of the Athenian Greeks, that the Greek memorial to Lincoln in Washington, DC is dedicated to the wrong man.”  Amen.

Finally, let it not be forgotten, that this principle of government by the consent of the people was the rock on which our fathers of 1776 built the “new and more perfect” Union of States; and later, was the fundamental principle of the Union of the Southern Confederacy . . .”

(Events Leading to Lincoln’s Second Election, Cornelius B. Hite, Washington, DC, Confederate Veteran, July, 1926, excerpts, pp. 247-248)

SCV Private Bryan Jackson Buck Camp 1769, Peletier, NC October 19, 2017 Meeting

 David Burnette presented

"Custer's First Last Stand" and the Battle of Trevilian Station, Virginia, June 11 and 12, 1864.

Following the days of brutal fighting during the Overland Campaign at the Wilderness, at Spotsylvania Court House, along the North Anna River, and at Cold Harbor, Union General Grant sent his cavalry corps under General Philip Sheridan on a raiding party west of the opposing armies entrenched at Cold Harbor.  His chief purpose was to cut the Virginia Central Railroad and assist another Union army moving toward Lynchburg.

Confederate Generals Wade Hampton and Fitzhugh Lee set out in pursuit of Sheridan, meeting him at Trevilian Station.  The two-day battle, the largest all-cavalry battle of the war, resulted in a decisive Confederate victory, and, two months later, in the promotion of Wade Hampton to the command of the cavalry corps replacing the fallen J. E. B. Stuart.

Voter suppression may have contributed to Trump’s election victory In Wisconsin, Rebuttal of

Via John

This following story is from liberal lie-center, "Huffington Post" It clearly demonstrates how the left uses its pretzel logic to distort reality into whatever they want reality to look like. HuffPost knows most libs can't think critically, and many are intellectually lazy and therefore, easily manipulated.

I wish the writer and the sympathetic readers of this following article would try to board a plane without a "strict" photo ID. That is needed for passenger safety. Now, ask yourself, is voting less important than flying? Does voting not need safeguards as flying does?

Virtually every other nation on this planet requires "strict voter ID" in order to vote.

Some countries even use biometrics to make identification fraud-free.  Ask yourself, why is voter ID an issue solely in this country?   What are leftists trying to protect by keeping voters from proving who they are at the time they vote?  Cui bono?


Report: Voter suppression may have contributed to Trump’s election victory In Wisconsin
"The stunning results of the 2016 presidential election continue to be analyzed, with a new Mother Jones report alleging that Donald Trump won the crucial state of Wisconsin likely because of voter suppression. 
At the heart of the controversy is the state’s strict voter ID law, passed by Republicans in 2011, which requires residents to show a specific form of identification like a driver’s license or passport before being allowed to vote."
Makes it look tough to have the correct ID, right? The author of this article makes it seem as though only a driver's license or a passport is an acceptable form of ID.  So, I decided to find out how true that is and went to Wisconsin's state board of election site to find out how true that is. This is what I found. If you have one of these photo IDs, you are ready to vote! If you do not have one of these forms of photo IDs, learn how to get a FREE state ID card.

Important things to know:

There is no such thing as a "Wisconsin Voter ID Card."  The new Voter Photo ID Law uses existing photo IDs for people to prove their identity before voting.

The address on your ID doesn’t have to be current. And the name on your ID doesn’t need to be an exact match for your name in the poll book. (So, Richards who go by Rich, Bobs who are also Roberts and Susans with IDs for Sue can all relax.)

Of course, there are certain requirements. Your ID should look like you.  Even if you’ve colored your hair, shaved your beard or lost some weight, as long as your photo ID reasonably resembles you, it should be accepted.

The New York Times reports that while supporters have attributed this and similar measures to preventing voter fraud, some conservative lawmakers have reportedly admitted that the requirement helps to prevent minorities and lower-income adults -- who are more likely to be Democrats -- from participating.  [Really? Who said this? Where are the names? Where are the links, the citations?] 

According to Mother Jones, “In Wisconsin and beyond, voter suppression played a much larger role than is commonly understood.”  [Again, really, does Mother Jones or HuffPO have ANYTHING to factually back up such an astounding and damning allegation? - in a word, NO]

“I would estimate that 25 to 35 percent of the 41,000 decrease in voters, or somewhere between 10,000 and 15,000 voters, likely did not vote due to the photo ID requirement,”  [An estimate?  Based on precisely WHAT? Wishful thinking?]  

Neil Albrecht, Milwaukee’s election director told the publication. “It is very probable that between the photo ID law and the changes to voter registration, enough people were prevented from voting to have changed the outcome of the presidential election in Wisconsin.”  [Probable? This from a Democrat?  Again, wishful thinking?]

And this, my friends, is why we need an actual honest and independent media in this nation. as a nation, we can no longer live with the incessant propaganda of the Fake News conglomerate owned by the Democrat Party.

Corrupted "news" outlets like HuffPost and Mother Jones are emblematic of the widespread decline in journalistic standards.  They are carrying journalistic water for a corrupted political process and party. They are fomenting racial division within our nation, the ultimate effects of which are unknown but potentially horrendous for all of us. 

Mother Jones, like all leftist propaganda sites, plays the race card whenever possible, no matter how absurd it may be. Whites only?   How are we to heal the enormous rift within this nation with this level of published irresponsibility?

The (alleged) "media"

It is a masquerade.

It is a charade.

It is sad.

It is dangerous.

It must stop.


~ J.....

Ken Burns: Many Confederate Monuments Are ‘All About the Reimposition of White Supremacy’

Via David

Friday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” filmmaker Ken Burns said many Confederate monuments were “all about the reimposition of white supremacy” after the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision causing the desegregation of public schools. (Useful Idiot. The vast majority of monuments were put up long before.)

Burns said, “There is a professor — Barbara Fields — from Columbia University, and she says the civil war is still going on. Not only still going on, but it can also still be lost. Regrettably, it can still be lost … We haven’t resolved this the question of race.”

He continued, “So the monuments is a big deal and we have to understand it. First thing is, just check the date that monument went up. If it’s the 1880s and ’90s, take it down. It’s all about the reimposition of white supremacy. When we say the south and my heritage, remember in a 1861, 9 million people in the south. Four million are slaves. They are not interested in monuments to the Confederacy, a disloyal thing. Remember, the Confederacy is responsible for more loyal American deaths than Hitler or Tojo. We’re celebrating who our government considered traitors, who were never recognized, the Confederate States of America. The official name of the United  States government, what we call the Civil War, was the War of the Rebellion. We were suppressing a rebellion. So, there’s lots of monuments put up then, and at that point, the Dixie flag, not the flag of the Confederacy, but one battle flag of Northern Virginia went into Mississippi. Then it went into all of the other flags in the South in 1954. Now what happened in 1954, Chuck, that would have caused them — to have a reactive thing to suggest -”

He added, “The  Supreme Court decision that triggered the white supremacists. This is not talking about taking away our heritage.What we need to do as Americans, we need to stop the dialectic about it and realize we can expand. Charleston understands this. This was this lily-white city that was tourism for the Antebellum stuff, they have included African-Americans in the narrative and it’s thriving as ever before. You pull back the camera. We’re not cutting out of your history, we just want to includes other histories. Don’t want to portray blacks as passive bystanders to the Civil War but active, dedicated self-sacrificing soldiers in another war of self-liberation. It’s a good story. And you could just add it on.”

"Great interview of an eye witness at Charlottesville exposing the Left and their media lap dogs.

Via Mike.........She is only about 21 but very well informed, Bright, articulate, and courageous."

Avialae Horton (Based Southern Belle) is a young conservative activist. She attended the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally and talks about her experience there and the subsequent media coverage.

Lynch, the Clintons and a series of fantastic coincidences

Via Billy

I don’t believe in coincidences. Not when it comes to crimes. Especially when they involve political corruption.  

No such thing as a coincidence.  Doesn’t exist.  

Yet, we are led to believe it was merely a coincidence that Bill Clinton just happened to be on the tarmac of an Arizona airport at the same time as then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch.  We are supposed to accept that their private meeting on board Lynch’s plane had nothing whatsoever to do with the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton which the A-G was overseeing at the time.

 More @ Fox

Silverglate: How Robert Mueller Tried To Entrap Me

Via Billy

Is special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, appointed in mid-May to lead the investigation into suspected ties between Donald Trump’s campaign and various shady (aren’t they all?) Russian officials, the choirboy that he’s being touted to be, or is he more akin to a modern-day Tomas de Torquemada, the Castilian Dominican friar who was the first Grand Inquisitor in the 15th Century Spanish Inquisition?

Given the rampant media partisanship since the election, one would think that Mueller’s appointment would lend credibility to the hunt for violations of law by candidate, now President Trump and his minions.

But I have known Mueller during key moments of his career as a federal prosecutor. My experience has taught me to approach whatever he does in the Trump investigation with a requisite degree of skepticism or, at the very least, extreme caution.

More @ WGBH

Friday, October 20, 2017

American History Textbooks vs. Reality
 His third bogus 'history'

Donald Trump made the following statement at a recent rally in Phoenix, Arizona on August 22:

In the proud tradition of America’s great leaders, from George Washington — please, don’t take his statue down, please. PLEASE! Does anybody want George Washington’s statue? No. Is that sad? To Lincoln, to Teddy Roosevelt, I see they want to take Teddy Roosevelt’s down, too. They’re trying to figure out why. They don’t know. They’re trying to take away our culture. They are trying to take away our history. And our weak leaders, they do it overnight. These things have been there for 150 years, for 100 years. You go back to a university, and it’s gone. Weak, weak people.”

If Trump, an unrepentant New Yorker, can see there are problems with our current cultural cleanse, why are there so many Americans trying to tear our mutual history down? Why is the movement to remove history being filled with such hate and vitriol? (Communism explains it all)

American Education or Socialist Indoctrination?

Via Billy

Nikita S. Krushchev said, “Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all.”

Vladmir Ilyich Lenin said, “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”


The teachings of the Left include discrediting the Bible and replacing religion with social justice, dishonoring America and family, controlling the schools and curricula, and normalizing promiscuity.

The Left has set about “deconstructing” (breaking down) the child’s psychology, removing every facet of life that provides the sense of security needed to create a mature, stable, responsible, independent, confident, and productive adult who will contribute to a free society. And it is through today’s schools that they are deconstructing our children in order to destroy the free society.

American Pravda, NYT Part IV: New York Times Company Culture Revealed: "Everyone hates Trump"

Via Billy

The Democratic effort to politicize a tragedy is a disservice to America and its veterans

Via Billy

The Democratic effort to politicize a tragedy is a disservice to America and its veterans

Delivering bad news or consoling someone after a loss is never easy. Communicating in these instances is often awkward and uncomfortable for everyone involved. So it's quite a mystery why Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) is making such an issue with the call the president placed to the family of U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson after his heroic death fighting terrorism in Niger. To use this situation to score political points, attack the president, or advance an agenda is shameful.

Days after President Trump's telephone call to Johnson’s family, the media is still hungry for drama. Considering for a moment the possibility that words could have been taken out of context or misunderstood, surely it would have been appropriate for the president to have been afforded the opportunity to privately clarify his admiration and respect. Instead Wilson decided to use the situation, and worse, a grieving family, to attack a political adversary. It's a page straight out of the “never let a good crisis go to waste” playbook.

More @ The Hill

Demonizing the South to Purify the Nation

Victor Davis Hanson is one of the most lauded and applauded historians of the “conservative establishment.” Honored by President George W. Bush, a regular writer for National Review, spoken of in hushed and admiring tones by pundits like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, Hanson is rightly regarded as a fine classicist and military historian, especially of ancient warfare. But like other authors who tend to cluster in the Neoconservative orbit, Hanson strays far afield into modern history, American studies, and into current politics—fields where his fealty to a Neocon narrative overwhelms his historical expertise.

And like other well-regarded writers of the Neocon persuasion—the far less scholarly Jonah Goldberg (in his superficial and wrongheaded volume, Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning) and Dinesh D’Souza (in his historical mish-mash, The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left)—Hanson when he writes of contemporary politics or modern American history, writes with an agenda. But, unlike them, his arguments are usually more firmly based and less fantastical.

GW Bush falls to the McCain syndrome

Via Billy

President George W. Bush gave a speech, and instead of just analyzing the speech, Newsmax, which has been anti-Trump and moving left, called it a stinging rebuke of Trump.  Newsmax's people are right there with the NYT, MSNBC, and CNN in their analysis.  I believe that if the media had one ounce of honesty, the speech should be considered a stinging rebuke of Obama and the Democrats.

 Here is the first paragraph from the article:

Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Holding Bump Stock Giveaway


Here we go, a politician that actually gets it.

Georgia State Sen. Michael Williams, who is also running for governor, is holding a bump stock giveaway.

 Click here to enter!

Yes, undoubtedly it’s a calculated move to get media coverage, rankle the moonbats, and gin up support for his candidacy.  Williams is a brazen Republican, naturally.

But, aside from the tactical benefits that serve his campaign, this giveaway sends a clear message to those that want to blame inanimate objects for violence.

More @ Guns America

Mother Confused on Why She Couldn’t See Son After He was Shot Trying to Rob CPL Holder (Video) 

Cynthia Quinn was confused. When the Detroit mother heard that her son, Sanchez Quinn, had been shot and rushed to Henry Ford Hospital, she wanted to visit him to make sure he was okay.

But after she entered her son’s hospital room, police immediately told her to leave.

“When I went to my son’s room I was stopped by two police officers (who) told me to get out of my son’s room,” she says. “‘Why you here? You can’t be here.'”

More with video @ Guns America

Frederica Wilson Accuses White House Chief of Staff John Kelly of Racism

When in doubt, play the race card.

That’s how Democrats play politics. Anytime they’re caught in a bind, they whip out the epithet “racist” and sling it at their opponent. The media, like dutiful servants, then repeats the line, giddily referring to the target as a no-good racist who needs deported to an isolated island for progressive re-education.

That playbook may have just run out of pages, however. Frederica Wilson, the Democrat representative from Florida who blabbed about listening in on a phone call President Trump made to Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson, just took the whole “Republicans are racist” thing too far.

Lawrence O’Donnell Says Kelly ‘Demonized’ Wilson Because Of His Racist Past

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell said he was “stunned” by White House chief of staff John Kelly’s remarks about Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida, suggesting that the former general was a product of a racist upbringing.

“They have more in common then John Kelly realizes,” O’Donnell said at the beginning of his show on MSNBC Thursday. “They were both born in segregated cities. They both went to segregated schools.”

Wilson went to school during forced, legal segregation in Florida, and Kelly grew up in Boston, where his school was segregated “by custom and practice” during the 1950s, O’Donnell said.

Gold Star Widow Shares Video Of Condolence Call In Defense Of Trump

Amid the political firestorm created by Democrat Rep. Frederica Wilson over what should have been a private phone call, another Gold Star widow has shared video of her condolence call in defense of President Donald Trump.

Natasha De Alencar lost her husband, Army Staff Sgt. Mark R. De Alencar, to a firefight with Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan in April. In the released audio footage, Trump can clearly be heard offering his condolences. “I am so sorry to hear about the whole situation. What a, what a horrible thing – except that he’s an unbelievable hero. You know, all of the people that served with him are saying how incredible he was,” Trump told Natasha. “Everyone tells me how great he was. He was the boss … He was their friend. They all loved him.”

Natasha replied, “I’m glad that you got to hear a little bit about him, sir. My husband is, to me, he was already my hero. We’ve been together 15 years, five children.”

More with video @ The Political Insider

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Typical: Rep. Frederica Wilson laughs that controversy over Gold Star widow has made her 'a rock star'

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Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., talks to reporters, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Wilson is standing by her statement that President Donald Trump told Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson killed in an ambush in Niger, that her husband
 Pathetic POS
A Florida woman is grieving the loss of her husband Army Sgt. La David Johnson. She's thinking about the orphaned children her husband left behind, probably wondering how she will parent a six-year-old, a toddler, and an unborn child who will never know her father.

But down in Florida, Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson is enjoying her newfound fame after she politicized the president's call to the widow. According to a local news report, Wilson is even laughing.

"You mean to tell me that I've become so important that the White House is following me and my words?" she said laughing, according to a report by Miami 7 News. "This is amazing. That's amazing. I'll have to tell my kids that I'm a rock star now."

Remember Robert Kelly and these 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines

Via Billy

1st Lt. Robert M. Kelly, U.S. Marine Corps, was the son of White House chief of staff John Kelly.

But as a Marine infantry officer, 1st Lt. Kelly would want us to remember the men who fought and died alongside him. So here are the names and stories of those Marines killed in action during the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines deployment to Helmand province, Afghanistan, 2010-2011.

1st Lt. William Donnelly commissioned as a Marine officer in June 2008 and "was the best husband, son, brother, uncle and friend anyone had."

Conservatives Plan to Send Patriotic Message, Boycott NFL on Veterans Day Weekend

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 Several New England Patriots players kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Main Street Patriots are rallying fellow citizens to show their support across the United States for the American flag and the national anthem on Veteran’s Day weekend as a way to send a message about the importance of standing and saluting during the playing of the national anthem at NFL football games.

The conservative group is encouraging Americans to join their Flags Across America movement next month.

“I have watched professional football since the time there were two separate leagues – AFL and NFL in the late 60’s,” Debbie Dooley, co-founder of the group told Breitbart News. “Sports has always been an arena where we are united in support of our favorite teams.”

“We are not Democrats or Republicans, we are simply fans,” Dooley said, adding that the NFL players are “seeking to change that by attempting to shove their political views down the throats of fans.”

Dooley is hoping people will fly flags everywhere over the weekend and on Veterans Day — even if it’s not in an NFL stadium.

“I urge patriotic Americans to exercise their First Amendment rights and boycott the NFL and their sponsors,” Dooley said.

“Flags Across America symbolizes Americans coming together and showing respect and honor to our nation’s flag and the freedom and liberty it symbolizes to the world,” co-founder Ralph King said. “It is also to honor the veterans that fought and died so we can maintain that freedom and liberty.”

“The U.S. flag and the freedom for which it stands, at levels never before witnessed in our country, is under constant attack from the Left and now pampered sports figures,” King said. “We cannot allow these attacks to go unanswered.”

“Now is the time to be united standing in defense and proper recognition of Old Glory,” King said.
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Judging by Mueller's staffing choices, he may not be very interested in justice

Much has been written about the prosecutorial prowess of Robert Mueller’s team assembled to investigate allegations of Russia’s involvement in the Trump campaign. Little has been said of the danger of prosecutorial overreach and the true history of Mueller’s lead prosecutor.

What was supposed to have been a search for Russia’s cyberspace intrusions into our electoral politics has morphed into a malevolent mission targeting friends, family and colleagues of the president. The Mueller investigation has become an all-out assault to find crimes to pin on them — and it won’t matter if there are no crimes to be found. This team can make some.

Many Americans despise President Trump and anyone associated with him. Yet turning our system of justice into a political weapon is a danger we must guard against.

More @ The Hill

Clint Eastwood to Music (First 6:20)

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions: 'We don't have a sentencing problem, we have a crime problem'

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday criminal justice reformers should focus on stopping crime instead of making reforms to the sentencing process.

"I'm afraid we don't have a sentencing problem, we have a crime problem. If we want to bring down our prison population then we should bring down crime," Sessions told a group of sheriffs in Oklahoma.

The remarks come on the heels of a letter written by law enforcement leaders urging him and President Trump to get on board with bipartisan criminal justice reform.

John Kelly Emotional White House Press Briefing: ‘Stunned and Broken Hearted" After ‘Empty Barrel’ Frederica Wilson Politicized President’s Phone Call

White House chief of staff General John Kelly sternly lectured Congressman Frederica Wilson for listening to and politicizing President Donald Trump’s phone call to the grieving widow of a slain soldier.

“It stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on the conversation – absolutely stuns me,” Kelly said, “And I thought at least that was sacred.”

Kelly delivered a stirring speech at the White House press briefing about the sacred duty of people serving in the military and the president’s role in comforting grieving family members and called Wilson a “selfish member of Congress” for politicizing the phone call.

He confirmed that he advised President Donald Trump about what to say to a grieving family, including the statement that a soldier knows what he signs up for when he volunteers to serve in the Army.

Kelly continued:
When I was a kid growing up I thought a lot of things were sacred in our country. Women were sacred, looked upon with great honor. That’s obviously not the case anymore as we’ve seen from recent cases. Life was sacred. That’s gone. Religion. That seems to be gone as well. Gold Star families, I think that left in the convention over the Summer. I just thought the selfless devotion that brings a man or woman to die in the battlefield, I thought that might be sacred.
He said he was so stunned by Wilson’s statements on television he went to the Arlington National Cemetery to spend time with some of the slain members of the military “some of whom I put there,” referring to his command of soldiers in Iraq.

Kelly referred to Wilson as an “empty barrel” noting that they are the ones “making the most noise.”
He recalled a callous speech he witnessed from Wilson at the dedication of an FBI field office in 2015, where she reminded everyone that she was the one that delivered the funding, while others were remembering slain FBI agents for whom the building was dedicated.

“We were stunned. Stunned that she had done it. Even for someone that is that empty a barrel, we were stunned,” Kelly said soberly. “But none of us went to the press and criticized. none of us stood up and were appalled.”

Kelly urged journalists to remember the importance of revering the institution of the military and those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

“I still hope as you write your stories and I would appeal to America that let’s not let this maybe be last thing that’s held sacred in our society,” he said.

As reporters shouted questions, Kelly responded, “Is anyone here a gold star parent or sibling?”

The truth about DACA is uglier than we've been told

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The truth about DACA is uglier than we've been told

The narrative surrounding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program holds that it was put in place to protect “kids” who were brought here through no fault of their own. DACA supporters implied that applicants were mostly Hispanic and that as citizens of distressed republics a short distance away from the wealthy United States, their violation of our immigration laws was somehow understandable. Program applicants were also portrayed as brilliant valedictorians and proud members of the military.

From the outset, that narrative rang hollow. In a column for the Washington Post, Mickey Kaus described it as public-relations-style “hooey.” Here’s why.

Many of the DACA “kids” were not brought here as young children. They entered the U.S. illegally as teenagers.

A large number of DACA applicants weren’t “brought” here at all. They crossed the border themselves.

 Over 2,000 individuals approved for DACA had their status terminated for criminal activity ranging from alien smuggling to sexual assault. That number is still growing.

 Fewer than 900 DACA recipients – or slightly more than one-tenth of one percent of the total DACA population – joined the military. 

More @ The Hill

Teacher Violently Assaulted After School, Hit With Brick To Face

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janice watkins Police: Teacher Violently Assaulted After School, Hit With Brick To Face

A Pittsburgh Public School teacher was seriously injured after officials say she was followed in her car and assaulted after school, allegedly in a dispute over a child’s cellphone.

Hours after the incident, late on Wednesday night, Pittsburgh Police confirmed to KDKA that they are working on an arrest warrant or warrants for a suspect or suspects in the case, who remain unidentified.

More with videos @ CBS

Mystery: Video Shows Restaurant Furniture Moving On Its Own

Via Bill

The owners of Cronies bar and restaurant say they aren’t pulling some kind of Halloween prank.
But on video they have surveillance tape clearly showing furniture moving about the place — and on its own.

Furniture. Moving. Without. Anyone. Touching. It.

Spooky! What gives?

More with video @ CBS

The Remnants of the Republic

The American left might be unable to investigate obvious and openly committed crimes, produce jobs, improve the economy or know which bathroom to go to with the highly limited options of "men" or "women," but they can keep a secret for decades. And, we thought Harvey Weinstein was the news of the day.

It now appears that the reason the Fast and Furious scandal and Hillary Clinton's emails couldn't be competently investigated is all of the leadership in the FBI and the Justice Department were involved in tracking the bribes, payoffs, pay for play, coercion, money-laundering and extortion associated with Russian purchase of uranium and apparently covering up the facts of the investigation to allow the uranium deal to go through.

While Jeff Sessions seems to be an affable sort of guy, that's really not what is needed here and now. This is the sort of thing that proves a government to be a banana republic; this is the sort of thing that leads to revolution.

War!?: Spain to trigger direct rule on Catalonia to crush independence bid

Via Billy

The Spanish government said Thursday it would begin the process to impose direct rule on Catalonia in an unprecedented move to crush the region's independence bid.

In a statement from Madrid, the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said it would invoke Article 155 of the constitution, a provision that allows the central government to suspend the autonomy of the Catalan regional administration. 
Rajoy's Cabinet will meet on Saturday to agree measures to "restore the constitutional order" in Catalonia, where a banned referendum on independence took place earlier this month. The plan will then be put before the Senate, where Rajoy's Popular Party has a majority, for approval.
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Democrats bungling Virginia governor's race

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The biggest off-year election race next November is the contest for Virginia's governorship, and Democrats thirsting for a repudiation of Trump and the Republicans at the polls are watching in dismay as their dreams start to evaporate.  A serious mistake in the propaganda efforts on behalf of Democrat Ralph Northam threatens to depress turnout among his most important base voters

Judge Sides With ACLU: Orders Trump Admin to Allow Illegal Alien in Shelter to Have Abortion

Via John

ACLU Jane doe abortion
 U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan told the Hill that Doe's legal status doesn't negate her “constitutional rights,” (Amazing)

On Friday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against three members of President Donald Trump's administration, including Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services Eric Hargan.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a minor who is only referred to as “Jane Doe,” who entered the country illegally without her parents and is now being restricted from having an abortion.

According to CNN, the 17-year-old is staying in a Texas shelter funded by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement. Since she's a minor, she had to obtain permission from a judge, which she did, and CNN reported she also raised the money for the procedure.

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Vietnam: The Battle for Historical Perspective: What the Ken Burns PBS Series Did Not Tell You

Via Mike

Upon learning of Diệm's ouster and assassination, Hồ Chí Minh reportedly stated: "I can scarcely believe the Americans would be so stupid."[122] The North Vietnamese Politburo was more explicit:
"The consequences of the 1 November coup d'état will be contrary to the calculations of the US imperialists ... Diệm was one of the strongest individuals resisting the people and Communism. Everything that could be done in an attempt to crush the revolution was carried out by Diệm. Diệm was one of the most competent lackeys of the US imperialists  ... Among the anti-Communists in South Vietnam or exiled in other countries, no one has sufficient political assets and abilities to cause others to obey. Therefore, the lackey administration cannot be stabilized. The coup d'état on 1 November 1963 will not be the last."[122]

The Ken Burns PBS “documentary’ on the Vietnam War was largely a selective view through the lens of leftist mythology.
-- Michael Lind

The late Harry G. Summers, Jr., Colonel of Infantry and distinguished faculty member of the Army War College, often called people’s attention to the fact that considerable differences in the treatment of the Vietnam War can be seen in the literature published in academia and that published by the veterans who served during the war. Summers also called attention to the fact that the perspective of the veterans differs considerably among themselves according to the time frame of their involvement and their role.

The U.S. involvement in the war began in a counterinsurgency role, but soon after the disastrous overthrow of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, foolishly encouraged by the Kennedy Administration in November 1963, we were involved in trying to hurl back major North Vietnamese Army (NVA) offensives. The removal and subsequent murder of Diem by South Vietnamese coup leaders resulted in over two years of political and military instability in South Vietnam. 

Both President Johnson and President Nixon called this orchestrated regime change one of the biggest mistakes of the war. North Vietnamese leaders could hardly believe their good fortune and responded with a massive escalation of NVA troops, weapons, and supplies. The U.S. responded with steadily increasing troop levels, but President Johnson and Secretary of Defense McNamara pursued a policy of timid “graduated response” and refused the requests of the Pacific Area Commander, Admiral Sharp, and the Joint-Chiefs-of-Staff to bring the full weight of U.S. Air and Sea power against North Vietnamese strategic targets. Starting with Ia Drang in 1965 and ending with the heavily mechanized NVA Easter offensive in 1972, the conflict became a more conventional war, but with the U.S. allowing enemy sanctuaries in Cambodia, Laos, and North Vietnam and holding back from its potential to devastate strategic targets in North Vietnam. Admiral Sharp called the latter policy “powder puff” warfare in a U.S. Senate hearing.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Nat Turner: Terrorist

As the old cliché goes, “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.” The phrase has been around forever, it seems, and sometimes it can be true, I suppose. There are always exceptions to every rule. But most of the time, a terrorist is simply a terrorist, a person who uses extreme violence and fear to achieve a political or social objective. And make no mistake, Nat Turner, who led a bloody slave revolt in Virginia in 1831, was a terrorist.

To this irrefutable fact Turner freely admitted without hesitation in an interview with attorney Thomas R. Gray, who was allowed into Turner’s jail cell after his capture. In Gray’s work, The Confessions of Nat Turner, published soon after Turner’s execution, the accused rebel confessed that “my object [was] to carry terror and devastation wherever we went” and to “strike terror to the inhabitants.”

As Gray wrote of the cold, calculating fanatic before him, “The calm, deliberate composure with which he spoke of his late deed and intentions, the expression of his fiend-like face when excited by enthusiasm, still bearing the stains of the blood of helpless innocence about him; clothed with rags and covered with chains; yet daring to raise his manacled hands to heaven, with a spirit soaring above the attributes of man; I looked on him and my blood curdled in my veins.”

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Reps Push Trump Admin to Bypass U.N. and Help Iraqi Christians, Yazidis Directly

Via Billy

Lawmakers warn of U.N. corruption and mismanagement, stress national security rationale for rebuilding communities

Four House members are pressing the top official of the U.S. Agency for International Development to bypass the United Nations and channel funds intended to help Christians and Yazidis in Iraq directly to Catholic charities and others helping them on the ground.

The urgent push comes amid dire warnings from lawmakers and human rights activists that Christians and Yazidis, already victims of genocide at the hands of the Islamic State, are on the verge of extinction in Northern Iraq, their home for thousands of years.

The lawmakers also point to new evidence of corruption in the United Nations' process for stabilization projects in Iraq.

Trump's small-dollar donors fuel surge in GOP fundraising

Via Billy

The Republican National Committee raised more than $100 million in the first nine months of 2017, marking the first time it has raised that much, that fast, in a non-presidential election year.

The record-breaking fundraising can be largely attributed to a flurry of small-dollar donors responding to fundraising appeals by the first Republican president in eight years, Donald Trump, according to a new report to be released later this week and obtained by McClatchy.

The numbers give Republicans a large cash advantage over Democrats as they look to retain control of both chambers of Congress in the midterm elections next year.

Last month, the RNC hired state directors in 17 states across the nation, including Florida, Missouri and North Carolina, as part of what the party says will be the most expansive midterm field program in its history.

More @ McClatchy

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Trump: Freedom Is Not a Gift from Government. Freedom Is a Gift from God

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The Media’s Smallest Genocide in Puerto Rico: The fake news genocide falls apart.

Via Billy

........that is just how the media works. Disaster + Trump = Story. That’s the formula for everything.
The Mayor of San Juan recently took a break from her tour of every cable news network on the planet to text an accusation of genocide aimed at President Trump.

"WE WILL NOT BE LEFT TO DIE,” Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz texted. “I ask the United Nations, UNICEF and the world to stand with the people of Puerto Rico and stop the genocide.”

The death toll in Puerto Rico currently stands at 48.

Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20. As we approach October 20, the death toll from the hurricane is a lot less than the death toll from the deadliest month in Chicago.

Despite media arm waving, with only 117 people not accounted for, the actual death toll in Puerto Rico isn’t likely to rise very much. And even a death toll of 48 was only achieved by listing people who died of heart attacks and other medical problems that could not be treated because of hurricane damage. It’s unknown whether some of them might have lived without the hurricane. It’s guesswork.

The previous, incomplete death toll showed that the actual hurricane seemed to have only killed 19 people. 2 suicides were also attributed to the hurricane. As were respiratory failures “indirectly linked” to the hurricane.

But the media has been working hard to inflate the death toll.

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Rand Paul: John McCain, Lindsey Graham 'parading' as conservatives, need to be 'called out'

Via Billy

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., slammed his colleagues in the Senate, Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., for "parading" as conservatives while opposing legislation that is not "conservative."

"People like McCain and Graham, who parade as conservatives but are not really conservative, they need to be called out because they are bankrupting our country," Paul said Tuesday.

Paul added that Graham was part of the "problem" in Washington, D.C., and has contributed to the national debt because of his willingness to increase military spending.

Trey Gowdy: Samantha Power testified that intel officials made 'unmasking' requests in her name

Via Billy

House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 25, 2017, prior to the arrival of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner to meet behind closed doors before the committee on the investigation into possible collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

"So, that's her testimony, and she was pretty emphatic in it," he added. "The intelligence community has assigned this number of requests to her. Her perspective, her testimony is, they may be under my name, but I did not make those requests."
"So, we've got to get tot he bottom of that," Gowdy said. "If there is someone else making requests on behalf of a principal in the intelligence community, we need to know that because we're getting ready to reauthorize a program that's really important to the country, but also has a masking component to it."

House Oversight & Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy said Tuesday that President Obama's former United Nations ambassador has testified that not all of the "unmasking" requests made in her name were directed by her.

Samantha Power testified in Gowdy's committee last week, and Fox News reported weeks before her appearance that she was thought to have made as many as 260 requests to "unmask" Americans caught up in the surveillance of non-U.S. citizens.

But Tuesday evening, Gowdy told Fox News that Power told his committee that she was not the official requesting that unmasking in every case.

Oliver North: A faulty retelling of ‘The Vietnam War’ Richard Nixon kept his promises, Ken Burns did not

Via David


When Richard Nixon was in the White House, I was in Vietnam and he was my commander in chief. When I was on Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council staff, I had the opportunity to brief former President Nixon on numerous occasions and came to admire his analysis of current events, insights on world affairs and compassion for our troops. His preparation for any meeting or discussion was exhaustive. His thirst for information was unquenchable and his tolerance for fools was nonexistent.

Mr. Nixon’s prosecution of the war in Southeast Asia is poorly told by Ken Burns in his new Public Broadcasting Service documentary “The Vietnam War.” That is but one of many reasons Mr. Burns‘ latest work is such a disappointment and a tragic lost opportunity.

It’s sad, but I’ve come to accept that the real story of the heroic American GIs in Vietnam may never be told. Like too many others, Ken Burns portrays the young soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines of the Vietnam War as pot-smoking, drug-addicted, hippie marauders.

 Those with whom I served were anything but. They did not commit the atrocities alleged in the unforgivable lies John Kerry described to a congressional committee so prominently featured by Mr. Burns. The troops my brother and I were blessed to lead were honorable, heroic and tenacious. They were patriotic, proud of their service, and true to their God and our country.

Anti-Firearm Sheriff Shoots Himself With A Glock What Can We Learn From This?

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Trump administration ending 'sue and settle' is an important first step

Via Billy

Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is taking the lead on putting an end to the practice known as

As promised, the Trump administration is putting an end to the practice known as "sue and settle," by which all kinds of radical organizations were able to get through regulation what they could not get through legislation.

As an added benefit, these groups were sometimes able to line their pockets with taxpayer money. It's nice if the Department of Justice can do your fundraising for you – especially if you're an environmental, civil rights, consumer, or similarly progressive group – by awarding a portion of monetary judgments won through litigation.

Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency is taking the lead on this, but expect it to spread to other agencies, including the DOJ. It's a good start, but there are other problems in the lawfare arena that need to be addressed to ease tensions and restore order to the legal system.