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Support Trump Now! February 13, 2017

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The ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBC Cartel continues its onslaught against America’s president.  The Hollywood elites pile on.  Award show after award show turns into nothing more than an opportunity and platform to trash the President Trump.

The late night comedians are seen as valid social commentators by so many of the fellow-travelers.  They seem to think the opinions of the writers of jokes and the producers of skits tell them all they need to know about current events.

Unelected black robed hacks usurp the authority of the Commander-in-Chief and don’t even pretend it has anything to do with the law, or the Constitution, or common sense.

Since the Judicial Plutocrats thwarted the will of the people as expressed in Mr. Trump’s refugee pause research tells us 77% of refugees allowed into U.S. since travel reprieve hail from seven suspect countries.

Contrary to the propaganda broadcast from the media wing of the Democrat Party, i.e. the Cartel according to the Washington Examiner:

Since 9/11, 72 individuals from the seven mostly Muslim countries covered by President Trump‘s “extreme vetting” executive order have been convicted of terrorism, bolstering the administration’s immigration ban.

According to a report out Saturday, at least 17 claimed to be refugees from those nations, three came in as “students,” and 25 eventually became U.S. citizens.

The Center for Immigration Studies calculated the numbers of convicted terrorists from the Trump Seven:

— Somalia: 20

— Yemen: 19

— Iraq: 19

— Syria: 7

— Iran: 4

— Libya: 2

And just since the temporary Refugee ban has been held captive by the courts of injustice 1,049 refugees from these seven nations have been rushed into the country by the Progressive bureaucrats who dwell in the bowls of the beast.

Our President is surrounded by sharks who will perpetually pretend there is blood in the water.  We must support him!  We must let him know that he is not alone in the battle to Make America Great Again.  It was our voted that sent him there and we must let him know we are still here.  We haven’t nodded back into the game and returned to the couch for a snooze until the next election.

We are too busy working to counter the professional agitators and full-time protestors recruited and paid for by the Soros Anti-Liberty League.  So we must do what we can.  Send the President a message and let him know that you support him and you are there.

Contact the White house https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/#page

Don’t delay do it today.

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Trump Travel Ban And The Courts of Injustice February 10, 2017

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The Ninth Circus out on the Left Coast denied the Justice Department’s request on Sunday for an immediate reinstatement of President Donald Trump’s ban on accepting certain travelers and all refugees.   These politically motivated doctrinaire ideologues that custom dictates we must refer to as judges do not follow the basic instructions for their job.  It is not to make policy or to judge the correctness of policy as set by the other two branches of government.  It is to determine whether or not the actions of the other two branches follow the law.  This is the exact opposite of what the Seattle based U.S. District Judge James Robart and the three judges of the Über liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has done.

According to the Congressional Research Service Federal immigration law includes Section 1182(f), which states: “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate”

This makes it abundantly clear that President Trump’s Executive Order concerning a temporary ban on refugees in general and specifically from certain countries known to be either in a state of domestic war or previously declared as state sponsors of terrorism.  Obviously the “So-Called” judges are not even pretending to rule according to statute.  They are countermanding an order by the chief executive of the United States to an executive department and thus interfering in the operation of another branch of government for political purposes.

The argument that this is imposing a religious ban which is unconstitutional is not based on the Constitution.

The original, unamended Constitution contains only one explicit reference to religion.  This is the Article VI ban on religious tests for “any office or public trust under the United States.”  Even though there have been many court cases testing the relationship between church and state they have all dealt with the First Amendment no establishment clause and none have involved the religious test ban.  It clearly applies to federal office holders.  That has never been questioned and even the Progressives and their Living Document ACLU attorneys have never before tried to stretch it to fit the revolutionary cause De jure.

Beside which the President’s travel ban is obviously not a religiously based ban since people of all religions are banned and the citizens of the most populous Islamic countries are not.

In Chicago we used to look at the courthouses filled with crooked judges and fixit lawyers and say, “It may say justice on the outside but that doesn’t mean there’s any on the inside.”  After eight years of the Outfit running the country and 28 years of the Progressives packing the courts with political hacks this is what we have.  A judicial system that legislates from the bench protected by life-time tenure and a nation habituated to following their every whim.

That twin headed bird of prey, the government party has been rebuked and rejected by the newly motivated member of the country party with their voter revolution.  Now they mount their three pronged counter revolution:  one, the Courts to overturn the actions of our President; two the legislatures to talk everything to death, obstruct, obstruct, obstruct; and three the liberal fascists out in the street burning property and beating anyone who disagrees with them.

The lawlessness of the American Judicial system is on open display and it it isn’t pretty.  It reminds me of the politicization of the IRS, the Justice Department, the EPA and every other bureau of the Obama regime.

The Progressive foe our President Trump faces is like the Hydra, a monster in Greek mythology.  It had many heads and every time someone would cut off one of them, two more heads would grow out of the stump.  So too this insidious rot will attack from many quarters.  It will shift and change morphing from this to that trying to never appear to be what it really is a generations long attempt to subvert limited government, personal freedom, and economic opportunity and substitute it with central planning and the authoritarianism that always requires.

Don’t fooled by the biased courts, the perpetually re-elected political hacks who confirm political hacks to the bench, or their propaganda arm the ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBC cartel.  This fight isn’t over, or at least it shouldn’t be.  According to Article III, Section 2 of the Constitution Congress has the power and the authority to control the jurisdiction of the courts.  In fact it clearly states the jurisdiction exists, “with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.”  If Congress had the backbone it could trim the sails of the judicial man-of-war as it attacks our liberties and common sense.  Keep your eye on the prize.  Support the President with calls to your representatives and your prayers.

Keep the Faith.  Keep the peace.  We shall overcome.

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They Want a Civil War We Have a Prayer Meeting February 8, 2017

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The American Revolution changed the world.  Our Declaration of Independence proclaims self-evident truths.  That all men are created equal, they’re endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  These words shook a world held in the vise-grip of hereditary privilege inspiring people around the globe.  Our Constitution established a representative federal republic with a limited government of the people, by the people and for the people.

Over the space of 241 years we have watched as our constitutionally limited government grew until it’s a leviathan running amok like Godzilla in Tokyo smashing things and scaring boy scouts.  Today the Federal government is the largest employer in America, states are the largest employers in the states and counties are among the largest employers in the counties get the picture?  Government is on a rampage and unless Mothra is going to fly in to save the day we have to deal with Frankenstein-on-the-Potomac ourselves.

Such brazen power-plays as when the Executive Branch under our now departed and not lamented leader BHO issued the Legislature an ultimatum, either pass Cap-N-Trade or we’ll impose it administratively through command-and-control made the dramatic changes in our political culture shockingly apparent.   Has our balance of powers melted away under the glare of executive orders, signing statements and ultimatums?   Some people say this is evolution.  To others it’s devolution.  Our hard-won and dearly-paid-for Republic has been devolving into a command-and-control all-encompassing central-state.

With political dynasties bequeathing congressional seats like hereditary fiefdoms it’s becoming hard to explain why we left the British Empire.

We have not only had taxation without representation as congressional party-line voters ignore their constituents we have also had representation without taxation as the perpetually re-elected Lords and Ladies represent the illegal immigrants and the professional welfare hammock-riders.

These big government social planners believed they had achieved their community organizing goals fulfilling a paraphrase of Lincoln’s famous quote, “It may be true that you can’t fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.”  They believed the activist BHO administration would fundamentally change America beyond the ability of We the People to even have a chance of righting the Ship of State.

However, if these would be commissars from the faculty lounge would have bothered to step 20 miles outside the Beltway obviously there was a counter-revolution brewing.  The Tea Party was overtaking the Republican Party in popularity.  It had already supplanted them at the grassroots of the conservative movement.  By 2010 an avalanche of voters thronged the polling places demanding their country back.  With a RINO like Romney heading the ticket in 2012, millions stayed home.  However, in 2014 they resurged and once again gave BHO and his Progressives the shellacking they deserved.

Following the tactics of Saul Alinsky brought the Obama-ACORN-SEIU coalition control of the Democratic Party and the country but following the Cloward/Piven Strategy for overwhelming the system to impose an alternative system has to lead to a complete repudiation of this radical departure from traditional American politics and economics.  We aren’t Venezuela.  Even after decades of legislative efforts to progressively create a permanent underclass of government dependents who would follow their leaders to the next looting of productive members of society the majority in this country still want freedom and opportunity not cradle-to-grave mediocrity.

We the People have staged a counter-revolution against this growing tyranny.  Was it a violent revolution?  Did we stage mass demonstrations, attack opponents, or try to silence debate?  No, it was a peaceful, lawful revolution at the ballot box.

Remember the illegal and unprecedented assaults upon America that we endured from BHO and his regime.  The imperial president used the EPA to impose the onerous restrictions of Cap-N-Trade after Congress rejected them stunting and strangling the economy with regulations.  He used the Department of Homeland Security to change the enforcement of immigration policy and cook the books without any messy public debate by the representatives of the people.

Ruling by decree, “I have a pen and I have a phone,” is hardly compatible with constitutionally-limited government.  We were told the administration had solutions.  They shoved their prescription to heal the greatest health care system in the world with the big lie, “If you like your plan you can keep your plan. Period.”  Like a pig-in-a-poke their San Francisco leader told us, “We have to pass the plan to find out what’s in the plan.”  They claimed to have a solution to save or create jobs while we lost jobs every month or created low paying part time jobs at best, a draconian solution for the man-made global warming hoax, a solution for endless wars for elusive peace.  They said they had a solution for everything.  It reminded me of the drug dealer saying, “If you’ve got a problem take a pill.”

They said they wanted a contribution.  Back in the good old change we could believe in days the dialogue of class warfare repeated that no one making under 250,000, or was it 150,000, or was it …anyway only the evil rich would have to pay a dime of new taxes.  Many working people found out we were rich after BHO’s first April 15th stand and deliver day.

Everyone has known since at least that tax-cutting wild man JFK that cutting taxes increases revenue to the government and raising them lowers revenue.  Since the government knows raising taxes lowers revenue and since they said they were raising taxes to increase revenue what were they trying to do?  Complicated tax codes are used as a way to incentivize and de-incentivize behavior.

If you want more widgets give tax breaks for buying widgets.  If you want less widgets tax widgets.  Using that for a guide notice what was being pushed and what’s being pulled?  Under BHO we saw taxes on producers and tax breaks for non-producers, tax cuts for people who don’t pay taxes and tax increases for those who do.  Taking the money of producers to bailout the greedy, reward the cronies and support the lazy.

Executive orders and signing statements have been used in Republican and Democrat administrations for years to change the Constitution without changing the Constitution.  In BHO’s USSA sweeping new powers by regulators threatened to make Congress irrelevant as an all-powerful Executive Branch grew like a malignant tumor.

We the People didn’t lose heart.  We didn’t despair.  In faith we knew it was going to be all right?

I remember how many of these articles I end during those dark days of the BHO regime with, “Keep the faith.  Keep the peace.  We shall Overcome.”

Today as the defeated and rejected Progressives stage rallies, protests and riots I urge the same counsel.  The last thing we need in this crowded theater full of combustible emotions is either a match or someone shouting fire.  The snowflakes and those who manipulate them combined with the fellow travelers and the useful idiots are like a bully pushing someone hoping to elicit a response.  They appear to be hoping to spark a civil war.

I believe prayer got us here.  And though the prearranged, prepaid, and predictable demonstrations and riots are meant to provoke us to respond don’t let them worry you.

Why worry when you can pray?

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Trump Republicans Where Are You? February 6, 2017

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After the Democrats won the trifecta in 2008 capturing the House, the Senate and the White House conservatives watched in horror as the Progressive liberals shoved their collectivist agenda down our throats.

Then came the Taxed Enough Already TEA Party revolution.  It was amazing.  I watched with joy as tens of thousands of people got up off the couch, turned off the game, and became involved in politics many for the first time.  It was heady time of mass demonstrations, organizing for change and exciting election campaigns by novices tilting at windmills and attempting to take down the perpetually re-elected.

This led to the wave election of 2010 which gave the Republicans control of the House.  And what did our new majority do?  They went to Washington and found their place at the trough re-electing Boehner as their leader, they re-affirmed the Patriot Act and started passing continuing resolutions and nothing changed.

They told us, “We can’t do anything with just the House we need the Senate too.”

So in 2014 in another wave election through the herculean efforts of the grassroots we gave them the Senate and nothing changed.

They told us, “We can’t do anything with just the House and the Senate we need the White House too.”

So in 2016 defying the odds, the odds makers, the media and the establishment of both parties we gave them the White House too.

Now that We the People have given them both them Congress and the White House what do we hear?

John “Reach Across the Aisle” McCain and his faithful side kick Lindsey “Democrat in all but name” Graham couldn’t wait to start criticizing the one man in Washington who seems to know how to get things done.  And has the guts to do it.

Then our supposedly right wing leaders tell us that they can’t repeal and replace Obamacare without 60 votes.  Funny the Democrats could pass it without 60 votes but te Republicrats need 60 to repeal it.  Who says so?  The Senate Parliamentarian that’s who?

Why should this unelected bureaucrat get to tell the representatives of We the People what they can and cannot do?

The Parliamentarian’s job is to be an expert on the Senate rules to know them backwards and forwards.  He is also to make rulings about what is allowed and prohibited according to those rules.  So far so good.  The man is just doing his job.

However, according to Article One, Section Five of the Constitution it is up to the Senate itself to set the rules that the Parliamentarian must know and rule on.  It only takes 51 Senators to change the rules and the Republicans have 52.  So change the rules and do what you promised you would do.  Repeal and replace Obamacare so America can be healthy again.  Don’t give us some watered down “Repair” gobbledygook.

The conservative side of the twin headed bird of prey that is the Government Party resents that act that all of the peasants with their pitchforks, torches, and votes have put someone in the White House who isn’t one of their puppets.  They are working together with their Progressive twins in the Democrat Party and the Media to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

We cannot allow this to happen!  The millions who awoke out of their stupor, turned off the game and voted for real change must stay activated.  Or else these political hacks are going to subvert our revolution and bring back the status quo.  Hold their feet to the fire!  Call your Senators and let them know you demand that they stand with President Trump.  We must drain the swamp now while we have momentum and votes on our side or the quick sand of bureaucratic inertia will drag us back under the surface and the alligators, frogs and snakes will continue to rule the roost.

Change the rules.  Go nuclear or use the Reid Option as it should be called.  Do whatever you have to do within the constitutional framework to fulfill the promise of the new day.  Leave your own agendas behind and Make America Great Again!

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Anti-Trump Demonstrations Prearranged Prepaid and Predictable February 1, 2017

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Just look at the hysterical reaction to President Trump’s long anticipated executive order to limit the admission of refugees from seven countries.

How do leaders in Muslim countries see it?  According to United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, “The vast majority of Muslims and Muslim countries have not been affected by this ban.  This is a temporary ban that will be reviewed within three months. It’s important to take these points into account.”

For one thing except in the case of Syria, where a long civil war has made vetting all but impossible, this is a temporary ban of 120 days not a permanent or even an indefinite one.  A 90-day ban has been imposed on travel here from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen.  Of the seven countries facing a 90-day ban, three are U.S.-designated state sponsors of terror, and the other four are war zones.  This is about national security not religion.

If it was about religion why then were not most populous Muslim nations Indonesia, India, Pakistan and Egypt included?

These demonstrators, Schumer’s tears, and all the hate filled rhetoric has been waiting in the wings for the first opportunity to show its ugly head.  Our retired community organizer even chimed in with his two cents worth after gracefully keeping silent for a full eleven days.  His unsolicited remarks doing all they could to delegitimize President Trump and incite the protestors at the same time.

How spontaneous are all these demonstrations?  Make no mistake there are many people who just show up.  Given the power of social media to motivate the couch potato revolutionaries to march in circles and hold signs someone else makes and supplies, it is no wonder anyone with funding and expertise can generate a flash mob.  Who organizes and pays the organizers?  That is the question.  Since the media cartel is the opposition we cannot expect them to reveal who the puppet masters are.  Luckily others have done the leg work and unearthed the evidence.

The Free Thought Project has not only discovered but published the proof that these protest provocateurs were recruited, trained and funded by among others George Soros.  In an eye opening article entitled, “Soros Caught Red-Handed Funding Anti-Trump Protests, Paying Protesters $15/hr” found on their website they not only tell us what they have found they show it to us actually showing the want ads used to hire the AstroTurf grassroots of the Left.

While I heartily repeat and sincerely endorse the sentiment expressed in the saying, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”  We must not mistake the ginned up outrage of people who are pawns of the limonene liberals with the heartfelt cry of true opposition.

If this was genuine opposition I believe the people would at least have their facts straight.  Saying the President’s action was a complete surprise when he said throughout his campaign he would do it is a first indication that this isn’t well thought out.  Saying it is a religious ban when even those who practice the religion it is supposedly banning say it isn’t shows that it is disingenuous at best.  Ignoring the fact that President Obama did essentially the same things when in 2011 he had the State Department stop processing Iraq refugee requests for six months shows that these protestors either do not know history or they are expressing the phony outrage of sore losers.

That mouthpiece of the Collectivist elites Rolling Stone provides proof that this entire reality show of protests was prearranged, prepaid, and predictable.  Back on January 13th before Mr. Trump was even inaugurated, the discredited yellow-journalism sheet most recently noted for pushing fake news rape accusations against innocent people in Virginia reported that they had interviewed more than a dozen top leaders of the Trump resistance.   The following is their outline of the conspirator’s strategy:

Beyond direct action and street protest, five clear opposition strategies are emerging. First, leverage Trump’s unpopularity and fragile governing coalition to defeat him outright. “He’s going to overreach dramatically, and we have to be prepared to deal him a significant setback,” says Weaver. Second, where Trump cannot be stopped, constrain his ambition by bleeding his political capital – “raise the cost of Trump radicalism,” says Frank Sharry a top immigrant-rights advocate. Third, blunt Trump’s impact with political resistance in the blue states – and even the blue cities in red states – where Trump’s agenda remains anathema. Fourth, get out of a defensive crouch: “The best defense is a good offense,” says Sierra Club Director Michael Brune. Fifth, when in doubt, sue.

So much for the spontaneous nature of these protests, as these facts are  easily found with even a cursory search of the internet.  Mr. Trump rode the crest of an actual grassroots movement.  He found the parade and successfully marched in front of it all the way to the White House.  Those of us who can remember what America used to be before the Kennedy Immigration Act transformed the melting pot into a smelting pot pulling us apart instead of welding us together want our country back.  The elites who want to send our wealth overseas and import, support, and exploit enough voters for a permanent majority dedicated to collectivism will stop at nothing to derail our last best chance.

So buckle up and get ready for four years of escalating civil unrest with wall-to-wall coverage.  People have complained about gridlock in Washington for years.  What is coming is complete paralysis.  The Left will attempt to make the country ungovernable.  Their media arm, the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media will do their best to make it appear as if they are the majority valiantly resisting the imposition of authoritarian and racist measures by an illegitimate minority government.  This is what we are facing.  Four years of battle.

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.  Yes, I know most of the Silent Majority are too busy working to spend much time in political activism.  I also know that we face an army of people many on the government dole and many rich enough to finance a lifestyle of life in the trenches from their gated communities and country clubs.  However, we cannot leave our leader out there alone to face the coming storm.  We are all the support President Trump has.  The Progressives have the media, academia, Hollywood, and the Democrat Party.  Mr. Trump can’t even count on the Republicans.  Led by John McCain and Lindsey Graham these Never-Trumpers are reaching across the aisle to sabotage our re-boot of America.

Stand up!  Speak up!  Put those who wish to preserve the status quo and continue to manage the decline of America on notice that we are here and we will not rest until we make America great again!

Keep the faith.  Keep the peace.  We shall overcome.

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Trump Hits it Out of the Park January 30, 2017

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In a political world trained to the wretched rhythm of the perpetually re-elected and their focus-grouped nuances never meant to clarify as much as cover their rear-guard the penetrating pronouncements of President Trump are like a breath of fresh air in a partially sealed coffin.

On the one hand we have a trimmer like Big Bill Clinton of New York’s Sixth Crime Family.  When confronted about his perjury he had the chutzpah to look directly into the camera and say, “It depends upon what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”  The most definitive, declarative thing he ever said to us was, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”

This is emblematic of what we have been conditioned to expect, the lowest common denominator of plausible deniability wrapped up in the quivering forthrightness of a lie labeled as the truth.

On the other hand we have The Donald.  Standing in the belly of the beast, surrounded by the political hacks who have been hacking us up he had the courage to say, “For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.”  Looking into the camera he did not hedge and equivocate like the ex-lawyer Bill Clinton.  He did not try to lead us off on a fool’s errand to build democracy around the world in countries who don’t want it like George the Second.  He did not wax on for hours using the word I more than anything else like the self-absorbed narcissist BHO.

No, Mr. Trump not only called a spade a spade he tossed the whole deck in the air for a political version of fifty-two pick-up when he continued, “Washington flourished — but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered — but the jobs left, and the factories closed.”

After years of hearing nothing but the cha-ching of politicians making fortunes as public servants.  After decades of wondering what happened to the Reagan Revolution as Progressives from both sides of the twin headed bird of prey that makes up the Government Party finally we heard from the Country Party when our President Trump said, “The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.”

And now after the first week of an actual working president he also nailed the media’s hide to the wall.  Not only were working people who believe in America First cheering we were giving him a standing O when he said, “I think the media is the opposition party in many ways.”  How long have we thought that?  They are no longer a watch dog.  They became the Democrat’s attack dog long ago.  For a perfect example of their biased presentation of the gatekeepers compare the recent so-called “Woman’s March” and the March for Life.

The Woman’s March got wall-to-wall coverage the week before it was scheduled no doubt ginning up attendance.  This led to wall-to-wall coverage by an army of reporters and cameras while it was going on followed by a week of glowing reviews and video highlights.  Now reflect on the March for Life.  This massive event has filled the streets of Washington every year since the abomination of Roe v. Wade in a vacuum.  There is the partisan bias of the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media in stark relief.

The Democrat Party is in disarray.  Hillary may be contemplating a talk show to make hers the face of the opposition to America First.  The Ego from Chicago may be planning on moving into his Washington mansion and popping out at propitious times to voice the collectivist reaction to America First.  And we always have Pocahontas in the wings ready to do a war dance, a rain dance, or just shout old soviet slogans against America First. And of course the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party or as they are also known, the media will be right there to supply the sights and sounds and film at six against America First.

Luckily we have someone who is ready to stand up and voice the heart-felt cry of so many who believe in America First.  Our President Trump seized the moment and captured the spirit of the age when surrounded by the thieves who came in the night to steal the American dream he said:

That all changes — starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.

It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America. This is your day. This is your celebration. And this, the United States of America, is your country.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.

Everyone is listening to you now.

At that moment and in many others since he has captured lightening in a bottle, said exactly what we have been waiting to hear, and hit it right out of the park.

Can I get an Amen?

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Science Fact Swallows Science Fiction January 25, 2017

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Not too long ago I began a science fiction novel, which has always been a dream of mine, and since I finally broke through the fiction wall last year with my book, America’s Trojan War I thought it was time.  I even had a plot that had been rattling around in my mind for years.

I began working in what I call Writing Mode, which is where I go when consumed with the writing of a new book.  Typically I will rise at about four in the morning and write for twelve hours, sleep and repeat until done.  Building on the years of pre-writing and research that precedes the first chapter I often stay in continuous Writing Mode for weeks at a time.

This process has led to the completion of a dozen published books and several more that are currently working their way through the publication pipeline.  In my mind’s eye I could see my long anticipated science fiction novel spring fully formed from my forehead much as Athena sprang from Jupiter’s in the Greek Myth.  The anticipation of a successful creative birth drove me on.

Here is the plot that inspired me.  A couple of scientists who were also husband and wife, he a world renowned geneticist and she a programming superstar, decide to translate the human genome into computer code.  Once they have completed this herculean task they decide to hack the code. When they do they are immediately confronted with the entity that wrote the code and transported into an endless array of parallel realities.  In these multiple realities it seems each was the invention of another and like a reflection of a reflection in a mirror these wheels within wheels stretched infinitely off into life begetting life.

Through struggles, temptations, and conflict the pair of scientific Argonauts chased the golden fleece of knowledge searching for the prime cause.  For they knew that every sequence has its beginning, and there must always be not only a first domino to fall but also someone to knock it over.

Then in what was meant to be a stunning and thought provoking climax our intrepid duo finally break through to the final reality and find themselves using their hacked DNA code to birth a new reality.  Thus the circle is unbroken and life begets life begets life begets life in an eternal cycle and the prime mover remains veiled while the unnatural source of nature reverberates through reality.

That was the plan.

Unfortunately the reality of science fact swallowed my science fiction.  First the CRISPR-Cas9 comes along.  This is a remarkable technology that enables geneticists and medical researchers to edit the genome by removing, adding, or altering sections of the DNA sequence.   There goes the revolutionary idea of hacking the genome.

This was followed by a headline which provided the final nail in my science fictional coffin, “Lab-Made DNA Used to Breed a Life Form for the First Time.”  This article continued to hammer away at my fictional ideas of creating life by introducing modified genetic codes into reality and thereby willing existence into reality.  The author, Clyde Hughes, put it this way, “Lab-made DNA has been used to breed a life form for the first time by expanding the genetic code with the help of common E. coli microbes.”

Not satisfied with dashing my dreams of wowing people with outlandish concepts the article added, “Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California modified common E. coli microbes to carry expanded genetic material which they believe will eventually allow them to program how the organisms operate and behave.”  As my imagination was corralled by reality the following posts were driven into the now to confine my musings of the future:

“Scripps Research scientist Floyd Romesberg said his colleagues have created a single-celled organism that can hold on indefinitely to the natural DNA mix in synthetic-base material.”

“You can think of these unnatural nucleobases as X and Y.”

“Romesberg said the challenge with X and Y … was that they would lose their code as they divided. Graduate student Yorke Zhang and Brian Lamb, an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow, used a tool called a nucleotide transporter to allow X and Y to be copied across the cell’s membrane.”

According to Zhang, “The transporter was used … , but it made the semisynthetic organism very sick.”

The author of the article interjected, “The researchers found a way to modify the transporter that alleviated the problem, making it easier for the organism to grow and divide while holding on to X and Y.”

And finally the author and the scientists ganged up on me and delivered the death blow to my science fiction fantasy about creating life when they delivered this, “The researchers said their next step is to study how their new genetic code can be transcribed into RNA, the molecule in cells needed to translate DNA into proteins.”

I figured why write a fictional novel about what is now reality.  Therefore to compensate for this extreme case of Writus Interruptus and to live out the rituals and exigencies of my artistic Pon farr I waded into the depths of writing mode birthing two new books which will soon be available.  These books are: Then Came Trump, wherein I share insights about where we have come from, where we are now, and where the Donald promised to lead us.  And The More things Change the More They Stay the Same, which deals with the development of the secular political religion which is jingoistic patriotism using the three presidential assassinations of the 19th century as case studies.

Reflecting further on the startling announcement that humanity now has the power to create life I am reminded of an old story.

A scientist says to God, “You’re not so much I can create life right here in my laboratory.”

God answers, “Is that so?”

“Yes, it is and I challenge you to a contest.  Let’s see who can create life faster and better, you or I” responded the scientist filled with pride over his great ability.

“All right,” said God “let’s give it a try.”

With that God stoops down and picks up some dust and starts molding it in his hands and the scientist grabs his test tubes and starts pouring liquids back and forth.  God pauses and looks at the scientist and says, “Hey, get your own dust.”

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Trump Makes America Great Again – Why Wait January 18, 2017

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I know the snowflakes and their geriatric leaders are freaking out because they have lost the keys to the gravy train.  However, out here where Americans work every day to pay the bills our President, The Donald isn’t waiting to take the oath to fulfill his oath to us.

Just like the interminable hostage crisis that Jimmy Malaise Carter couldn’t solve solved itself when the Gipper took the oath of office.  As Ronaldus Magnus placed his hand on the bible and raised his hand the Ayatollahs deiced, “We don’t want to mess with him,” and sent them home.  So too as BHO’s death grip on the throat of American enterprise weakens people begin to see the light at the end of the collectivist tunnel. Just the promise of fewer regulations, tax relief, and the Commissars returning to their faculty lounges is enough to inspire entrepreneurs to hope again.  It is enough to ignite America’s Can-do class to once again plan and project growth instead of stagnation.

Just look at what has already been announced and imagine what will happen once the assault on American enterprise has finally ended.

As reported by Warner Todd Huston in Breitbart:

Ford: 700 Jobs to Start

As January began, Ford Motor Company went public to tell Donald Trump that they are ready to deal with the new administration and also noted that at least 700 new jobs were on the table with more to come as the year rolls onward.

SAP SE: 400 Jobs

German business-software maker SAP SE is adding nearly 400 jobs to its Pittsburgh and suburban Philadelphia facilities, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Amazon.com: 100,000 Jobs

Amazon is eyeing a huge expansion starting this year and recently announced it intended to add up to 100,000 workers to its retail staff in new facilities across the nation.

Many of these jobs will be in brand new fulfillment centers the online giant plans to begin building this year.

Lockheed Martin: 1,800 Jobs

Aeronautics leader Lockheed Martin told President-elect Trump that it intends to hire over 1,800 new workers in the coming months.

Indeed, Lockheed feels that its expansion will bring even more jobs indirectly. CEO Marillyn Hewson said of the new jobs, “when you think about the supply chain across 45 states in the U.S., it’s going to be thousands and thousands of jobs.”

GM: 1,500 Jobs and $1 Billion Investment

General Motors said this month that it is looking to re-invest in factories in the U.S.A. and will add some 1,500 or more jobs to its roster of workers. The plans will include a one-billion-dollar plan to build new manufacturing lines in the U.S.

Bayer AG: $8 Billion Investment

The Trump transition team is touting a commitment by German-based Bayer AG pharmaceutical company to invest an additional $8 billion in the U.S.A. in research and development in cooperation with Monsanto AG.

The announcement came on the heels of a “very productive meeting” between the Trump team and Bayer CEO Werner Baumann and Monsanto chief Hugh Grant.

Walmart: 10,000 Retail Jobs, 24,000 Construction Jobs

Retail giant Walmart is eyeing an expansion plan to build new stores that will eventually amount to some 10,000 new jobs in outlets across the country. But it will also mean up to 24,000 jobs for construction workers needed to build the new stores.

Walmart intends to build at least 59 new stores in fiscal year 2017, according to a statement by the company.

LKQ: 150 Jobs and New HQ in Tennessee

Publicly traded automotive company LKQ Corp is establishing a new headquarters in the Nashville, Tennessee, area. It is a sign that the company feels that the automotive industry in the U.S. is on track to grow in the age of Trump.

Add to that other announced industry expansions: Carrier 1,100; US Steel 10,000; IBM 25,000; Soft Bank 50,000; Dow Chemical 1,000; Tesla 1900; Sprint 5,000; One Web 3,000; Black & Decker 100; Chrysler 2,000; Toyota 5,000; and Apple 2,000 and it becomes apparent how much change some real hope can inspire.

During the tenure of our Regulator-in-Chief it is estimated that 107,000 jobs were created or saved per year.  Since the unexpected victory of Himself and even before the official beginning of the Trump Revolution by my estimation he has added 220,650.  Not bad for a prequel.  Just imagine the growth we will see in the coming years.

Remember the Democrat controlled Creature from Jekyll Island will do its best to slow or sink the economy.  The rent-mob Progressive grass-roots simulation will do its best to agitate.  The nomenclature in Congress and the bureaucracy will do its best to malign, de-legitimize and possibly impeach The Donald.  However, I believe that they will not be able to get the lightening back in the bottle.  I believe that unlike the Reagan Revolution this re-birth of the American Spirit will not be betrayed and sold out by a thousand points of light and led into decades of darkness.

Keep the faith.  Keep the peace.  We shall overcome.

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Fake News is Old News in the Drive-By Media January 12, 2017

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You want some fake news?  I’ve got some fake news for you right here.

The GOP has no plan to replace Obamacare.  That is the headline the Corporations Once Known as the Mainstream Media try to scare the low information voters with.  Nothing could be further from the truth.

As reported by Matt Vespa in Red State: The GOP not only proposed alternatives to the monstrosity of Obamacare at the time they had been advancing proposals before BHO was even elected.  We can start with the five comprehensive health reform proposals that have actually been introduced in Congress:

  1. Ten Steps to Transform Health Care in America Act (S. 1783) introduced by Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) July 12, 2007.
  2. Every American Insured Health Act introduced by Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Bob Corker (R-TN) with co-sponsors Tom Coburn (R-OK), Mel Martinez (formerly R-FL) and Elizabeth Dole (formerly R-NC) on July 26, 2007.
  3. Senators Bob Bennett (R-UT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Healthy Americans Act on January 18, 2007 and re-introduced the same bill on February 5, 2009.
  4. Patients’ Choice Act of 2009 introduced by Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Richard Burr (R-NC) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Devin Nunes (R-CA) on May 20, 2009.
  5. R. 2300, Empowering Patients First Act introduced July 30, 2009 by Rep. Tom Price (R-GA).

In addition, the GOP has developed a rich menu of potential replacement plans for Obamacare that are not of the centrally planned socialist sort but instead conservative market-oriented health policy:

Then there is the plan Bush the Younger actually proposed in 2007 which was shot down by the Democrat majority.

It was a sweeping health reform plan that would have replaced the current tax exclusion for employer-provided coverage with standard tax deductions for all individuals and families. The Bush plan called for a tax deduction that would have applied to payroll taxes as well as income taxes. Moreover, if one were worried about non-filers, the subsidy could easily have instead been structured as a refundable tax credit in which case even those without any income taxes would have gotten an additional amount. This is the kind of policy detail that easily could have been negotiated had the Democrats been in a cooperative mood in 2007. They were not.

What’s sad is that the Bush plan actually was superior to Obamacare when it comes to providing universal coverage. Remember, Obamacare actually does not provide universal coverage. The latest figures from CBO says that when it is fully implemented in 2016, Obamacare will cut the number of uninsured by only 45%, covering 89% of the non-elderly. Even if illegal immigrants are excluded, this percentage rises to only 92%. In contrast, the Bush plan (without a mandate!) would have cut the number of uninsured by 65%.

And looking back even though that font of fake news “If you like your doctor,” Obama says that he tried to get the Republicans to contribute to the creation of Obamacare however the record is very different.  He didn’t consult with them at all.  Instead he rammed it through using legislative tricks and deceit.  It was an unconstitutional law to begin with, and it hasn’t improved with age.  Even today Democrat leaders continue to perpetrate the fake news that Obamacare was a bipartisan effort.

So how does the soon to be extinguished and soon to be reversed and repudiated Obama regime react to the flurry of fake news in their allies the Drive-by Media?  Why of course they seek to censor everyone else by passing the “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” which of course is designed to stop anything that contradicts the establishment’s fake news, disinformation, and propaganda.   How fake can you get?

And if his parting shots are not enough there is the promise from the Regulator-in-Chief that he isn’t going anywhere.  He campaigned on Hope and Change and all we can do now is hope for change.  Four years of anti-American foreign and domestic debacles that will prayerfully end as We the People make America great again.

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Solution to the Social Security Shortfall January 10, 2017

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What is the maximum amount you pay into Social Security?

When you have wages or self-employment income that is covered by Social Security, you pay Social Security taxes each year up to a maximum amount that is set by law. That amount has changed frequently over the years. For 2016, the maximum amount of taxable earnings is $118,500.

That means if you have income of two million dollars in 2016 you only pay the Social Security tax on 118,500.

Why in all the razmataz about making the millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share is this never mentioned?  All our Progressive fellow-citizens ever talk about is raising income tax rates which always leaves loop holes for the rich who can afford tax shelters, tax lawyers and armies of accountants while Joe Six Pack pays the new rate.

If the political savants who occupy the seats of power really want to cover the coming Social Security shortfall and make the system solvent for years to come close this loop hole.  Require everyone to pay social security tax on everything they earn including payouts from trust funds, dividends from stocks, interest from bonds, etc.

Just like a flat tax let everyone pay the same rate just level the playing field and let the rich pay on everything they make just as those who make less than 118,500 per year have to.  Problem solved.

Does anyone think this will ever happen?  Does anyone think this will ever even be proposed?  It is just like ending abortion by using the constitutional authority of Congress to limit the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court over abortion and making the abomination of Roe V Wade moot.  The simple solution is never even mentioned, let alone proposed or debated.

It’s like a shell game run by a huckster on a card table in the park.  Move the shells after every election and no one ever finds the pea.

The next time you hear one of our purveyors of the perpetual political ponzi programs say they are going to fix the Social Security shortfall listen carefully for the one solution which would solve the problem.  You will undoubtedly hear the crickets serenade you back into the semi-conscious nearly comatose condition they hope defines the average American voter.

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