Sunday, August 27, 2017
Antifa isn't just a problem in the United States. This is an international terrorist organization and should be treated as such.
Posted by TLCoston at 4:15 PM
I don’t consider a statue of Lenin as a work of art, but that’s the excuse a veteran and teacher from Seattle declared for saving a Eastern European relic from the scrap yard and prominently displaying it on private property.
Now, as is with other monuments that others find offensive, a movement is underway to remove this “eyesore.” Here is a statement from the mayor of Seattle:
“In the last few days, Seattleites have expressed concerns and frustration over symbols of hate, racism and violence that exist in our city. Not only do these kinds of symbols represent historic injustices, their existence causes pain among those who themselves or whose family members have been impacted by these atrocities. We should remove all these symbols, no matter what political affiliation may have been assigned to them in the decades since they were erected. This includes both Confederate memorials and statues idolizing the founder of the authoritarian Soviet regime. Both are on private property, but I believe the Confederate memorial at Lake View Cemetery and the Lenin statue in Fremont should be removed. We should never forget our history, but we also should not idolize figures who have committed violent atrocities and sought to divide us based on who we are or where we came from.”
No one in their right mind would idolize Lenin and his murderous ideology. If anything that statue should remain as a reminder of how incongruous and antithetical Marxism is to the American creed. Not all of us are snowflakes in need of a safespace.
President Donald Trump’s pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio exposed the disconnect between Washington D.C. and the American people at large. Here is a statement from House Speaker Paul Ryan:
"The speaker does not agree with the decision,” Ryan's spokesman Doug Andres told The Wall Street Journal. “Law-enforcement officials have a special responsibility to respect the rights of everyone in the United States. We should not allow anyone to believe that responsibility is diminished by this pardon.”
I have news for this so-called conservative republican: illegal aliens do not have rights. They are here illegally! What part of illegal don’t you understand?
Here is a statement from a renowned grifter from California:
The ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), said on Saturday the pardon demonstrates "flagrant disregard for the rule of law in this country."
The only people who’ve demonstrated a complete disregard for the rule of law in this country are illegal aliens and the activist judge who convicted Sheriff Joe Arpaio for enforcing our laws.
These people disgust me.
Finally, conservatives are fighting back against the Southern Poverty Law Center and other leftwing organizations that have designated them as a hate group. Here is an excerpt from PJ Media:
On Tuesday, D. James Kennedy Ministries (DJKM) filed a lawsuit against the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), the charity navigation organization GuideStar, and Amazon for defamation, religious discrimination, and trafficking in falsehood. The SPLC listed DJKM as a "hate group," while GuideStar also categorized it in those terms, and Amazon kept the ministry off of its charity donation program, Amazon Smile.
"We embarked today on a journey to right a terrible wrong," Dr. Frank Wright, president and CEO at DJKM, said in a statement Tuesday. "Those who knowingly label Christian ministries as 'hate' groups, solely for subscribing to the historic Christian faith, are either woefully uninformed or willfully deceitful. In the case of the Southern Poverty Law Center, our lawsuit alleges the latter."
The Southern Poverty Law Center uses these designations as a fundraiser gimmick. They believe they can defame others with impunity. It’s time to make these pricks pay for their libelous behavior.
Here is another Obamacare success story as reported by One America News Network:
New York’s largest hospital system withdraws from selling Obamacare plans, a development that marks another chapter in the collapse of the Affordable Care Act.
Northwell Health says it will shut down its insurer branch Care Connect after it sustaining losses of $156 million in 2016.
The insurer points to a lack of profitability and uncertain prospects amid looming health care reform as reasons for cutting the program.
Care Connect had 118,000 customers in small business plans, and another 30,000 in individual Obamacare plans.
This latest move exposes Obamacare’s excessive reliance on taxpayer money in the form of government subsidies
And Democrats want a single-payer system? No, thank you.
Here we are, once again, dancing to the progressive media’s narrative tune. What are we tapping our toes to this time? We’re supposed to believe the best states in 2017 are based on a metric heavily weighted in healthcare and education.
Whatever you do, don’t base your results on migratory stats such as United Van Line’s annual report, which is a tangible indication of people voting with their feet. No, we have to suspend all rational thought by believing Massachusetts is the nation’s utopian destination.
But let’s play along. Here is the metric consideration for healthcare. See if you notice what is not being said:
Health care access is worth one-third of the weight in ranking the Best States for health care. Six metrics contributed to the rankings: child wellness visits, health insurance enrollment, adult wellness visits, adult dental visits, child dental visits and health care affordability. While many Americans have access to quality health care, others face barriers, such as lack of insurance, that prevent them from receiving basic health services. The lack of access to quality health care increases the financial and public health burden on state residents as individuals and as a population.
The Best State for health care access is Massachusetts, which also ranks second for health care and is the No. 1 overall state. Hawaii, the No. 1 state for the healthcare category, places second in the health care access subcategory. Four other New England states also make the top 10: Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. The worst state for health care access, Alaska, ranks first for healthcare quality. Six of the bottom-10 states for health care access are in the Southeast or Southwest: Florida, Mississippi, Texas, Oklahoma, Georgia and Alabama.
This report is actually an indictment against states that didn’t expand Medicaid and are vociferous critics of Obamacare. Massachusetts has unashamedly expanded its welfare programs and therefore has been designated the number one slot in this dubious report.
Another category that weighs heavily in utopian ideology is education, especially pre-K thru 12th grade. Here is an excerpt on the importance of early education:
The early start that children gain from pre-K education also is a factor. With nearly a quarter of children enrolled in preschool nationally, the Best States ranking shows New Jersey with the greatest, almost one-third. The metrics involved in the education ranking also reveal disparities in educational achievement between boys and girls and whites and Asians and and minorities – and among states, with No. 1-ranked Massachusetts attaining the highest scores in national math testing for eighth graders.
What’s amazing is that this very report concedes there is no advantage to pre-K education:
The standards for measuring the quality of any state’s pre-K programs are extensive. They include measures of the numbers of teachers with bachelor’s degrees of specialized training in pre-K education, class sizes of 20 students or smaller and teacher-student ratios of 1 to 10 or better, supplemental services such as health and vision care and meals provided. The states were graded on a range of 1 to 10 on all these measures by the National Institute for Early Education Research. Notably, only one of the top-10 states in education ranked among the top 10 in this metric – seventh-ranked Washington. No. 21 North Carolina scored highest in this measure. Southeastern states had the highest grades, 8.3 on average, the Southwest lowest, at. 5.8.
So, North Carolina has invested all this money in pre-K education and ranks a dismal #21 while states that have little investment in same programs are doing better. I wrote about this years ago. This pre-K program is nothing more than a glorified, taxpayer subsidized day care centers. What a scam.
Talking about scams, we have to take into consideration the two categories that the citizens of this country are worried most about and that is healthcare and education. What do they have in common? Could it be the Obama administration’s hostile takeover? Healthcare cost have skyrocketed since the Affordable Care Act. The cost of a college education has become a millstone around a graduate’s neck. Even the U.S. News, the very paper that published this report, recognized the federal government’s role in the hyperinflation of a college education. Here is an excerpt from an op-ed published in November 2011:
It all goes back to two well-intentioned federal goals: first, that a college education should be within the reach of every American, and second, that if students borrow money from the federal government, they should repay it. Most of us would agree that both are noble goals. But the consequences of both have been stunning.
As a result of the first, the money began to flow; over the last 30 years, inflation-adjusted federal financial aid has quadrupled. Total student debt has now reached the $1 trillion mark, more than the credit card debt of every American combined. The federal deficit in the recently ended fiscal year totaled $1.3 trillion; the debt load carried by college grads now stands at more than two thirds of our nation's massive budget shortfall. According to the College Board, over half of all full-time undergrads at public colleges and universities are now full-time borrowers. At private nonprofit schools, a whopping two thirds have loans.
The more money the federal government pumps into financial aid, the more money the colleges charge for tuition. Inflation-adjusted tuition and fees have tripled over those same 30 years while aid quadrupled; the aid is going up faster than the tuition. Thanks to the federal government, massive sums of money are available to pay for massive tuitions.
So there you have it, the federal government caused all these concerns and problems and a state with the moniker, “taxachusetts” is lauded as an American utopia. Is it any wonder the media has lost credibility?
Do you want evidence of actual collusion to rig an election? A federal judge ruled that the DNC conspired to nominate Hillary Clinton. Here is an excerpt from the Federalist Papers Project:
In a class-action lawsuit filed against the DNC and former chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the allegation was that the group was violating their own charter by rigging the state primaries for Clinton against Bernie Sanders. (It’s worth noting that even Harry Reid admitted it was rigged with his comment last year: “I knew – everybody knew – that this was not a fair deal.”)
The ruling, by Judge William Zloch was scathing: “In evaluating Plaintiffs’ claims at this stage, the Court assumes their allegations are true—that the DNC and Wasserman Schultz held a palpable bias in favor Clinton and sought to propel her ahead of her Democratic opponent,” the judge wrote. Then he dismissed the lawsuit.
The judge agreed that there was collusion, but what are we to do about it? This sums up the Clinton family legacy.
It’s official. I have reached the milestone of being an old fogey. Exactly when did this happen? Well, it started during the Obama’s administration’s cultural revolution of social upheaval and complete rejection of long held beliefs in family, tradition and morality. This rejection has snowballed into an avalanche of Jacobinism that is destroying our history and the very fabric that makes us Americans.
This year I visited three of our military national parks: Shiloh, Chickamauga and Chattanooga. I can not help but contrast the character of the people who visited these battlefields to the snowflakes who are tearing down Confederate monuments. The former showed respect for those who fought and died in the great struggle whether that be union or independence, while the latter are a bunch of nihilists that respect nothing, not even themselves.
These monuments are remembrances. They were erected so that future generations will not forget their history and maybe learn from it. But most, such as the monument in Durham, are memorials to that communities dead whose unmourned remains are strewn across a distant battlefield.
As I was touring these battlefields, I couldn’t help but wonder as to what Southerners of that generation, who experienced the destruction of their family and homes by a Yankee invasion, thought about all these monuments commemorating a Northern victory. Surly, they had to have some resentment, if not, outright hatred for these conquerors. Why didn’t they destroy these monuments? Here is an excerpt from an article in the Civil War Trust describing the dedication of our first national military park at Chickamauga:
In September 1889, veterans of the Army of the Cumberland and the Army of Tennessee gathered in Crawfish Springs, Georgia, to hold a grand barbeque in commemoration of the 26th anniversary of the Battle of Chickamauga. With thousands in attendance, the governor of Georgia welcomed the former soldiers of both armies as guests and declared the event to be a celebration of both sides’ deeds and their renewed and eternal bonds of brotherhood. Former Union general William Rosecrans, addressing the crowd, said, “The occasion is one for which you will look through history in vain to find a second. Today ... survivors of [the battle], both Blue and Gray ... are assembled together to consider how they shall make it a national memorial ground.... It took great men to win that battle, but it takes greater men still ... to wipe away all the ill feeling which naturally grows out of such a contest.”
How can this snowflake generation have any ill feelings over something they never experienced, or have no understanding? We can thank all these Marxists professors who have indoctrinated our youth into hating their country and its history. But I can assure these Jacobins one thing: no monument will be erected to commemorate their destructive achievements.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Americans are adrift in a sea of absurdity. When did normalcy end and stupidity begin? Twenty years ago, I would’ve laughed at the thought of gay marriage, transgender bathrooms, the criminalization of Christianity and the deconstruction of American history. People are debating whether we should tear down monuments that honor the father of our country and the author of the Declaration of Independence! This is madness!
Where did this insane ideology originate? We can look no further than our university system. These institutions of higher learning are awash in cash. They are infested with tenured professors with dubious doctorates and credentials who teach suspect courses such as gender studies and social justice. And you can bet, everyone of these “humanities” classes are laced with Marxist theory.
We shouldn’t be surprised that Barack Obama’s presidency ushered in this hostile transformation of American culture. He and his colleagues are not only products of our university system; they are mentors to Antifa, Occupy Wall Street and thousands of mindless drones who would march against a free speech rally in Boston, Mass.
I recently watched a documentary on the history of Afghanistan and was surprised to discover that this jihadi wasteland was once a hippie resort in the 60’s & 70’s. That’s right. Half-naked, peace loving dope smokers wandered throughout the countryside unmolested. So what happened?
Foreign investors, who wanted influence in this region, flooded the country with capital and a lot of that money went to Kabul University. Marxists took over that institution; indoctrinated their students; who then infiltrated the military and eventually took over the country. These indoctrinates forcibly began to fundamentally transform Afghanistan. Thousands of unfortunates who resisted were imprisoned and/or murdered. This resistance endangered the Soviet Union’s puppet regime and they eventually invaded with disastrous results.
These are the seeds of Afghani radicalism, and Kabul University was the flowerbed. This same ideology has infiltrated our American university system.
Take a look around at this insanity. I ask you, what ideology requires a people to renounce their history, culture and religious beliefs? What ideology sanitizes people of their past sins? What ideology requires a fundamental transformation? Finally, where has Marxism ever been successful?
Monday, August 21, 2017
It must be nice to be a congressman these days. These slackers no longer legislate or pass budgets or hold anyone accountable for their actions. They’ve created a nice little niche which they call “oversight.” I may not be a constitutional scholar, but I’m quite sure “overseer” of federal bureaucracies is nowhere to be found.
Republicans have a regular three ring circus going on at Capitol Hill. We see all sorts of escapades and stunts played on C-Span. There were plenty of oohs and ahhhs during the Obama administration as one scoundrel after another danced before committee hearing after committee hearing while the carnival barkers beat their chest and declared their indignations. To what avail?
We all know these politicians are complacent, gutless wonders; but what is really disturbing is how Republican “leadership” was willing to bail on our nominee and embrace a Hillary Clinton presidency. Here is an excerpt from BizPac Review:
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan advised Republicans to run away from candidate Donald Trump before the election in order to save themselves and hold a future-President Hillary Clinton accountable, Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas revealed in an exclusive video interview with The Daily Caller New Foundation.
“Are you crazy? We haven’t held anyone accountable. You haven’t even let us hold the IRS commissioner accountable [for using government power to harm President Obama’s political adversaries],” an astonished Gohmert said to the speaker on a call.
Rep. Louie Gohmert is one of the few honest men in that hellhole town.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s conviction of criminal contempt for defying an activist judge’s order to not enforce our immigration laws is theater of the absurd. Susan Bolton, a Clinton appointee, believes she can write, produce and direct policies with the a simple wave of a gavel. Congress has no role in her one woman production. Statutory law and precedent is thrown on the cutting floor. The American people are ushered out the studio doors because this diva is obsessed with brown M & M’s.
President Donald Trump has a duty to pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio and reinstate the rule of law. And for those who believe the federal government is solely responsible for enforcing our immigration laws, here is an excerpt from the Washington Times:
Judge Bolton ruled, “It is not in the public interest for Arizona to enforce preempted laws,” but this is a deceptive statement. If Arizona had passed a law that defined U.S. citizenship, as Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has disingenuously suggested, federal supremacy would apply. However, the case at hand doesn’t deal with pre-emptive law but with parallel enforcement. Arizona’s law does not define who has broken immigration laws; it deals with what to do when police apprehend these criminals.
The relevant precedent is in Gonzales v. City of Peoria (1983), in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit - which includes Arizona - held that “although the regulation of immigration is unquestionably an exclusive federal power, it is clear that this power does not preempt every state activity affecting aliens.” The court stated flatly that “federal law does not preclude local enforcement of the criminal provisions” of federal immigration law, and that “concurrent enforcement is authorized” when they “do not impair federal regulatory interests.”
In the same case, the court noted that federal injunctions against state law enforcement actions should be undertaken only in the most extreme circumstances and should generally exercise restraint “based on principles of equity, comity and federalism” and “consistent with these principles, federal courts may not intervene in state enforcement activities absent extraordinary circumstances that threaten immediate and irreparable injury.” The notion that the federal government would be immediately and irreparably harmed by Arizona identifying previously detained illegals is unsustainable
Allowing activist judges to criminalize politics is also unsustainable and it’s about time Congress did something about it.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Elections have consequences and one of those consequences is the configuration of electoral maps. This is a political process which the courts have no business interfering with. If Democrats want more of a say into drawing districts maybe they should have a platform that is more palatable for their constituents.
North Carolina Democrats should be more concerned as to why they are losing elections instead of worrying about “gerrymandered” districts. They lost back in 2010 because of corrupt politicians and woeful mismanagement of this great state. We were a financial basket case and needed a change. That’s why they lost.
But Democrats are incapable of introspection; instead, they plot and deceive and use the courts to gain political power. They can’t win at the ballot box so let’s use unaccountable liberal judges to force their agenda down North Carolinians throats. If they think that is an endearing quality, well it’s not. That kind of action reminds me of the neighborhood kid who runs home to mommy if he didn’t get his way. Nobody liked that kid.
When it is all said and done there isn’t much Republicans can do. Here is an excerpt from the News and Observer:
Reps. Carl Ford and Larry Pittman, Republicans who represent Cabarrus County, are also in a district together. Ford, reached by phone Saturday, said he was aware of the situation and said he looks forward to more redistricting discussions this week.
Given that districts must be roughly equal in size and must respect county boundaries as much as possible, “there’s only so many things they could do,” Ford said.
But that won’t stop Democrats from bitching and moaning. They would rather have the issue of “unfairness.” These people are so morally and financially bankrupt, they dare not present their true agenda.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Russ Feingold, an ex-senator from Wisconsin, is a bitter man. He lost an election that should be embarrassing to anyone with his kind of name recognition. Have you noticed any time a democrat loses an election, they always blame the voters. Why would the country shun the “party of the people”? They must be white supremacists. Yeah, that has to be it.
Americans are not a racist people despite what the Russ Feingolds say about us. We don’t divide people into subsets with labels like Democrats do. We respect the rule of law, equality under the law and the value of citizenship. Democrats have demonstrated time after time that they do not. Here is an excerpt from Russ Feingold’s op-ed in the Guardian:
The lesson from Charlottesville is not how dangerous the neo-Nazis are. It is the unmasking of the Republican party leadership. In the wake of last weekend’s horror and tragedy, let us finally, finally rip off the veneer that Trump’s affinity for white supremacy is distinct from the Republican agenda of voter suppression, renewed mass incarceration and the expulsion of immigrants.
There is a direct link between Trump’s comments this week and those policies, so where is the outrage about the latter? Where are the Republican leaders denouncing voter suppression as racist, un-American and dangerous? Where are the Republican leaders who are willing to call out the wink (and the direct endorsement) from President Trump to the white supremacists and acknowledge their own party’s record and stance on issues important to people of color as the real problem for our country?
Since when is verifying the legitimacy of a voter un-American? This should be common sense. We have a serious problem with the integrity of our voter rolls. National Review published an article that is quite disturbing. Here is an excerpt:
The Election Integrity Project of Judicial Watch — a Washington-based legal-watchdog group — analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011–2015 American Community Survey and last month’s statistics from the federal Election Assistance Commission. The latter included figures provided by 38 states. According to Judicial Watch, eleven states gave the EAC insufficient or questionable information. Pennsylvania’s legitimate numbers place it just below the over-registration threshold.
My tabulation of Judicial Watch’s state-by-state results yielded 462 counties where the registration rate exceeded 100 percent. There were 3,551,760 more people registered to vote than adult U.S. citizens who inhabit these counties.
“That’s enough over-registered voters to populate a ghost-state about the size of Connecticut,” Judicial Watch attorney Robert Popper told me.
Asking a voter to provide an ID is not suppression. What an absurd statement. Feingold’s assertion that we have mass expulsion of immigrants is grossly misleading. Illegal aliens do not have a right to be in this country. They are not supposed to be here. We have laws against that.
The reasons why Democrats lose elections have nothing to do with race. If anything, they’re losing elections because they are a lawless party.
Illegal aliens had better beware. The United States has a new sheriff at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and he doesn’t take kindly to invaders, unlike that traitorous piece of crap with a foreign name. We actually have people in charge who value citizenship and the integrity of a nation-state. President Trump’s Justice Department is deporting these lawbreakers with precision rapidity. It’s called, Operation Streamline.
Every weekday now, a quietly chaotic but systemic routine plays out in a courtroom in a downtown federal court in Tucson.
Defense attorneys, U.S. prosecutors and marshals in dark blue suits stand in groups talking quietly. And then, seven men and women are led into the courtroom through a side door by a U.S. Border Patrol agent.
They are dressed in orange jumpsuits. The laces of their shoes have been removed, the tongues folded out so they fit like slippers.
The seven U.S. marshals walk them up to the front where they stand in front of a judge.
Each person is questioned by the judge and then sentenced. Four minutes later, seven more are brought in and the process repeats itself.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken illegal aliens out of the immigration courts and funneled them through the criminal courts where they belong. Now there are real consequences for breaking our laws.
Most defendants are sentenced to time served, then deported.
That deportation carries some weight in this federal courtroom though and if they are caught again, they will face real prison time. Those who have already been caught at least once go to prison. Anywhere from 30 days to six months.
These people need to know the Age of Obama is over. This invasion is coming to a halt.