Then

Then

Don't forget what is at stake....

For all of the whining, liberal snowflakes, they might want to take a look at what they feel they want to protect.  All the bitching, moaning and groaning about efforts to keep dangerous Muslims out of the fabric of our nation, it might be smart for them to have a little lesson from history.

We hear a lot of crap about how 95% of Muslims are "Peaceful" people.  They may "feel" peaceful.... but the religious presure of Islam disables all of their ability to actually bring peace to their lives.  They cannot even have peaceful existance when they LIVE in the midst of Islam because the internal doctrinal shadings make them declare war upon themselves!!!! There is a twisted DNA in them the requires them to make war with anyone, anywhere,anytjime ...just for the sake of war.  Their own nations are sewers of suffering, discrimination, inhumanity, cruelty and they clamor to excape.....but, when they do,wherever they land they create the same inhuman contitions from which they fled.

The short video below perfectly displays the impact of Islam and Sharia Law.....and the sad thing is.....the Peaceful People just let it happen.
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A long weekend eye opener....

DID YOU KNOW...
                     How You Helped Pay for America’s Opioid Addiction Crisis ?


The national opioid addiction crisis was largely fueled by Medicaid !!!
How did so many millions of un-working men, whose incomes are limited, manage en masse to afford a constant supply of pain medication? Oxycontin is not cheap. One main mechanism today has been the welfare state: more specifically, Medicaid, Uncle Sam’s means-tested health-benefits program. Here is how it works:
[The Medicaid card] pays for medicine—whatever pills a doctor deems that the insured patient needs. Among those who receive Medicaid cards are people on state welfare or on a federal disability program known as SSI. . . . If you could get a prescription from a willing doctor—and  plenty of them are around...Medicaid health-insurance cards paid for that prescription every month. For a three-dollar Medicaid co-pay, therefore, addicts got pills priced at thousands of dollars, with the difference paid for by U.S. and state taxpayers. A user could turn around and sell those pills, obtained for that three-dollar co-pay, for as much as ten thousand dollars on the street.
In 21st-century America, “dependence on government” has thus come to take on an entirely new meaning.
You may wish to ask: What share of prime-working-age men these days are enrolled in Medicaid? According to the Census Bureau’s SIPP survey (Survey of Income and Program Participation), as of 2013, over one-fifth (21 percent) of all civilian men between 25 and 55 years of age were Medicaid beneficiaries. For prime-age people not in the labor force, the share was over half (53 percent). And for un-working Anglos (non-Hispanic white men not in the labor force) of prime working age, the share enrolled in Medicaid was 48 percent.
By the way: Of the entire un-working prime-age male Anglo population in 2013, nearly three-fifths (57 percent) were reportedly collecting disability benefits from one or more government disability program in 2013. Disability checks and means-tested benefits cannot support a lavish lifestyle. But they can offer a permanent alternative to paid employment, and for growing numbers of American men, they do. The rise of these programs has coincided with the death of work for larger and larger numbers of American men not yet of retirement age. We cannot say that these programs caused the death of work for millions upon millions of younger men: What is incontrovertible, however, is that they have financed it—just as Medicaid inadvertently helped finance America’s immense and increasing appetite for opioids in our new century. 
We did this to ourselves — or more specifically, generous federal health-care spending programs, who had the best intentions about helping the poor and disabled, worked with reckless doctors to finance life-destroying addictions from coast to coast. No terrorist group could have hit Americans this hard!

Weekend smile from the Mailbag...

This is one of those internet pieces that is absolutely impossible to know where it came from.....and  neither would Sam Elliot nor NY Gov Cuomo  know....but sitll, funny.....and makes sense.
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The ‘Soft Coup’ Continues

Synonym for "Coup" is  "Back stab"

It’s the middle of February and the soft coup against the Trump administration continues.
A “soft coup” is a coordinated effort to delegitimize or undermine a lawfully elected official.
Taken from the French phrase “coup d’état,” which translates to a strike at the State — a coup may be violent or not. In the latter case, it is a “soft coup.” Traditionally, soft coups are the stuff of Latin American political conspiracy theories and paperback novels.

Soft coups include actions of senior government officials refusing to carry out their roles in critical tasks, or otherwise acting in opposition to the letter or spirit of the law to diminish or remove de facto power from those who would otherwise legally wield it.

That’s interesting – isn’t it? Any recent circumstances like that? Can you foresee any on the horizon?

In 2017, propaganda is a powerful tool for shaping public opinion. Politicized news media can be complicit in the scheme of the soft coup by engaging in false and misleading reporting, or acting as the propaganda arm of the political opposition.

Suppose the news media advanced a false narrative to sensationalize and controversialize a government official. What about unsourced whispering campaigns? Sound familiar? It

should. It’s time to ask yourself some questions:

Have you seen a marked increase in supposed “news” stories attributed to anonymous sources? How about references to multiple, purportedly confirming anonymous sources?

Anonymous sources can be important and used legitimately – but not exclusively. After all, one might think you’re just making things up to advance your own agenda.

Have you seen news reports corrected or follow-on reporting disclaiming earlier reports?

What about claims of files, dossiers and secret meetings? Have they eventually been discredited or exposed as false?

Have you detected a new and sudden fervor in aggressive interviewing styles from talking heads who otherwise were cheerfully complacent, or busy acting as stenographers?

Do you see certain words and expressions repeated in reporting? How many times have you seen the words “chaos” or “chaotic” used by different reporters in any number of news stories.

Assuming use of that particular term is factually correct – and that’s quite an assumption – one would think news editors might use a thesaurus. That assumes anyone still knows what a thesaurus is, correct?

I teach as an adjunct in the journalism program at George Mason University. One of the points I stress to my students is that they – as journalists – do NOT want to become THE story. They are reporting the story. If the publics’ attention turns to them and their conduct – something is very wrong. Guess what? Something is very wrong.

Joe Mathewson is a former Supreme Court reporter for the Wall Street Journal. He now teaches at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. I use his textbook, “Law and Ethics for Today’s Journalist” in my classes. Paperback, it’s only about $30.

The Society of Professional Journalists has a Code of Ethics. Before our highly-politicized news media slides into complete irrelevancy, I strongly advise reporters and editors to pause; evaluate their reporting; understand what’s going on in their news room; set aside their personal biases; reinvigorate their journalistic standards; and, then get back to reporting facts.



Judicial Watch's   Chris Farrell . . . "On Watch"  2-17-17
PS: Chris Farrell is Judicial Watch’s Director of Investigations. His network of inside sources and informants spans the globe.

Take an inside look had one of the facets of digging out information from the government records....especially when they are dead set against you knowing what a bunch of screwups they are!!!!   Click HERE    This YouTube with Chris is a presentation.  Depending how much info you want you can spend over an hour on it....It is a short course on Judicial Watch and its great work.

Hey Honey, Let;s take the Kids to McDonald's tonight...

For Americans hitting the drive-thru at their local McDonald’s, a $15-an-hour minimum wage could hit them in their wallets.
According to a January report released by James Sherk, a former research fellow in labor economics at The Heritage Foundation, fast-food prices would rise by 38 percent under a $15-an-hour minimum wage and cause a 36 percent drop in employment.
Sherk’s research comes after several cities and states across the country voted to raise their minimum wages, with increases typically phased in over the next five years.
Additionally, several Democrats have advocated a $15-an-hour minimum wage at the federal level, as does Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who spoke about the need for an increase to the federal minimum wage while campaigning for president last year.
In his paper, Sherk said that raising the minimum wage would lead to higher labor costs for fast-food restaurants. Restaurant owners operating on already slim profit margins would then need to raise their prices.
Those higher menu prices would have a direct impact on customers who frequent fast-food establishments.
Here’s how prices at some of the most popular fast-food restaurants would change with a $15-an-hour minimum wage.

Random Rant

I’m always amused by how liberals who brag about being open-minded don’t have a clue about how close-minded they actually are.
How do we think liberals would respond if conservatives, say in a deep red state like Utah or North Dakota, were attaching “No Hillary clauses” to their ads. “I’m looking for a roommate, but if you voted for Hillary, get lost, creep. You’re not welcome around here (no seriously).”
I think we know how those “open-minded” liberals would respond. They’d be screaming about the hateful, intolerant idiots who voted for Donald Trump. And there’s a good chance the word “Nazi” or “Hitler” would be thrown in for good measure.
Whether this kind of discrimination is legal in Washington isn’t clear. The city has laws that go beyond the usual bans on discrimination. In Washington they have laws that make it illegal to discriminate based on political affiliation. But one lawyer in the Times story says it’s unclear if a person’s support of President Trump falls into that category.

Judicial Watch Files Suit For ‘Refugee Travel Loans’ Information

Here is a great "inside" view of the crap that lurks out of sight and so obscure we rarely have a chance to see what is happening with our tax money  sent to Washington.  Applause to Judicial Watch!!!

  Tightening our immigration and refugee programs is a matter of national security (despite what some out-of-control judges may think), and it is also a matter of cost.
In this regard, we have filed a lawsuit against the State Department for records on the number of “Refugee Travel Loans” issued by State’s Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration to the United Nation’s International Organization for Migration from 2010 to the present.
We are also seeking the number of loans defaulted upon and the amount of money written off on each defaulted loan. We filed the suit on January 24, 2017, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:17-cv-00157)).
Judicial Watch filed the suit after the State Department failed to respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on February 5, 2016, seeking the following:
  • All records reflecting the number of Refugee Travel Loans furnished by the State Department’s Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) per year; the number of travel loans that are defaulted upon per year; and the amount of money written off per defaulted loan.
The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration provides funding for aid and relief work abroad and the bureau’s admissions office handles settling refugees in the United States. According to the agency’s website, it spent nearly $545 million “to provide new beginnings to the world’s most vulnerable refugees” in 2016 and more than $2.8 billion to “humanitarian assistance overseas.” It provided $103 million directly to the UN’s International Organization for Migration.
The International Organization for Migration, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, has an annual budget of $1.4 billion  and (as of 2014) a staff of 9,000 throughout the world. According to the International Organization for Migration website, the organization provides interest-free loans “furnished by the Department of State” to “all refugees arriving in the United States:”
All refugees arriving in the United States are offered interest-free travel loans by IOM.  Refugees who accept these travel loans are required to sign a promissory note prior to departure, committing themselves to repayment of the debt within 46 months after arrival in the United States.
IOM arranges for refugee travel using funds furnished by the Department of State, and is mandated to subsequently effect collections on behalf of the Department of State.  Repayments made by refugees toward their loans are returned to the Department of State for use by the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) to defray the cost of future refugee travel.
In July 2016, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution making the International Organization for Migration part of the UN.
Even The Washington Post reported that the nine resettlement agencies contracted by the State Department to help resettle refugees in the U.S. actually make more than $5 million a year in commissions on refugee debt collection.
The State Department has stonewalled our request for refugee loan information and associated taxpayer losses for a year – an unlawful delay that screams “cover up.”  This is an opportunity for the Trump State Department to come clean and clean up this refugee welfare program.
And there’s a lot more for the Trump administration to clean up when it comes to “refugee loans.”  In June 2016, Judicial Watch reported:
The U.S. government gives refugees on public assistance special “loans” of up to $15,000 to start a business but fails to keep track of defaults that could translate into huge losses for American taxpayers, records obtained by Judicial Watch reveal. The cash is distributed through a program called Microenterprise Development run by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement.
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HHS is not the only government agency doling out huge sums of cash for this cause, though its focus on refugees appears to be unique. Others, such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Labor (DOL) also dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to various microenterprise causes. For instance, in one recent year alone USAID spent $223 million  on microenterprise development activities, according to figures released by the agency. The USDA also allocates large sums to provide loans and grants to microenterprise development through a special “Rural Microloan Revolving Fund” and the DOL regularly pours lots of money into various microenterprise projects that are promoted as workforce investments in areas with high rates of poverty.
So the debate about refugees is more than about keeping dangerous refugees out, but there is also the matter of asking just how much it costs to make politicians to feel good about themselves by using our tax dollars to provide special assistance to these foreign nationals.

In case you were feeling guilty.....

Our Richaland, WA. Contributor, John Deichman..scores again with thi eyeopener---

....AND IN CASE YOU HAVE HAD THOSE FEELINGS OF BEING LEFT OUT OF THE "CLIMATE CHANGE GREENIES LOVE-FEST", JUST CHECK OUT REAL LIFE WHEN IT COMES TO THE ELECTRIC CAR YOU HAVE NOT YET BOUGHT !!!

"As a "joke", my Chev dealer gave me a Volt as a loaner while my full-size pick-up was getting some attention. He thought it was funny to give his energy company CEO this thing here on Vancouver Island! I live 30 kilometers outside of Victoria near Sidney.

The battery was dead - later he admitted they almost never charged it. While the car was "OK", on gasoline, it was pretty anemic. So for the extra money, even taking into account Chev rebates and Provincial incentives, you get an under-powered, heavy car that felt "too small" for its actual size (battery has to go somewhere).

Now the kicker: at a neighborhood barbecue, I was talking to a Neighbor, a BC Hydro executive. I asked him how that renewable thing was doing. He laughed, then got serious. If you really intend to adopt electric vehicles, he pointed out, you had to face certain realities. For example, a home charging system for a Tesla requires 75 amp service.

The average house is equipped with 100 amp service. On our small street (approximately 25 homes), the electrical infrastructure would be unable to carry more than 3 houses with a single Tesla, each. For even half the homes to have electric vehicles, the system would be wildly over-loaded.

This is the elephant in the room with electric vehicles ... Our residential infrastructure cannot bear the load. So as our genius elected officials ram this nonsense down our collective throats, not only are we being forced to buy the damn things and replace our reliable, cheap generating systems with expensive, new windmills and solar cells, but we will also have to renovate our entire delivery system! This latter "investment" will not be revealed until we're so far down this dead end road that it will be presented with an oops and a shrug.

If you want to argue with a green person over cars that are Eco-friendly, just read the below:

Note: However, if you ARE the green person, read it anyway. Enlightening.

Eric test drove the Chevy Volt at the invitation of General Motors...and he writes...For four days in a row, the fully charged battery lasted only 25 miles before the Volt switched to the reserve gasoline engine.

Eric calculated the car got 30 mpg including the 25 miles it ran on the battery. So, the range

including the 9 gallon gas tank and the 16 kWh battery is approximately 270 miles.

It will take you 4 1/2 hours to drive 270 miles at 60 mph. Then add 10 hours to charge the battery and you have a total trip time of 14.5 hours. In a typical road trip your average speed (including charging time) would be 20 mph.

According to General Motors, the Volt battery holds 16 kWh of electricity. It takes a full 10 hours to charge a drained battery. The cost for the electricity to charge the Volt is never mentioned so I looked up what I pay for electricity. I pay approximately (it varies with amount used and the seasons) $1.16 per kWh. 16 kWh x $1.16 per kWh = $18.56 to charge the battery.

$18.56 per charge divided by 25 miles = $0.74 per mile to operate the Volt using the battery. Compare this to a similar size car with a gasoline engine that gets only 32 mpg. $3.19 per gallon divided by 32 mpg = $0.10 per mile.

The gasoline powered car costs about $15,000 while the Volt costs $46,000.........So the American Government wants proud and loyal Americans not to do the math, but simply pay 3 times as much for a car, that costs more than 7 times as much to run, and takes 3 times longer to drive across the country....  While you do the math let me save you the trouble !

Going electric make you several times dumber that Obama gave you credit for being!!

Still wonder why Trump won?

Flynn Victim Of Obama

The sleazy hand of Obama still pulls some strings in the government.
The Obama appointees still inhabiting the bowels of the State and Justice Departments orchestrated the coup that brought down General Michael Flynn who quit as National Security Advisor only four weeks into Trump's term.

Waiting until their confirmations as secretary of state and defense, neither Tillerson nor Sessions have had the time to replace the Obama appointees.  But, in the interregnum, the Obama operatives used the time to slit Flynn's throat, Washington style.

Flynn, anxious to head off Russian retaliation against U.S. sanctions, spoke with Moscow's Ambassador Sergey I. Kislyak to assuage his concerns over the sanctions imposed in the wake of Russian intervention in Ukraine and Crimea.  Because he did so before Trump took office -- but after his own appointment -- he ran afoul of established protocol.

The alert Obama-era wiretappers pounced, taping the conversation and leaking it to the media.  Former Obama officials were quoted in the New York Times as saying that Flynn reassured the ambassador that Mr. Trump would adopt a more accommodating tone on Russia once in office.  They said that Flynn urged Russia not to retaliate against any sanctions because an overreaction would make any future cooperation more complicated."  One Obama official said that "he appeared to leave the impression that it would be possible" to ease the U.S. sanctions under the new president.

Then the former Obama folks at the Justice Department chimed in, gratuitously warning the incoming president that there was a blackmail risk that Moscow might hold the fact of the conversation over Flynn's head as he served in office.

Finally, the former Obama folks at the Defense Department scrutinized a 2015 trip to Moscow by Flynn during which he received a payment to attend an anniversary celebration of a Kremlin operated TV station.  The payment (it might have been a nominal gift of some sort) had to be reported because Flynn is a former general.

Essentially, the Obama team at State, Justice, and Defense acted as opposition researchers for Obama and the Democrats to frame the incoming National Security Advisor and leak his sins to the media.

Caught in the trap sprung by the Democratic operatives, Flynn, unfortunately doubled down and lied to VP Mike Pence, concealing the full extent of his conversation with the Russians.  But never fear, the Obama minions helpfully provided the full text of the Flynn-Kislyak conversation that showed the former general had gone further in reassuring the Russians.

Once Flynn lied to the Vice President and Pence had gone out in public to defend him, a resignation was inevitable.

But the prospect of the political appointees in one administration using their powers and surveillance capabilities to bring about the resignation of a highly placed official in the incoming administration is, itself, a more alarming event than any perpetrated by Michael Flynn.


JUST IN CASE YOU WERE NOT PAYING ATTENTION....

  In case you were distracted by all of the Liberal Bullshit as well as the Grammy  Democratic Convention, here is what has REALLY been going on in the last few weeks.


1.  Trump erased all mentions on the White House web site of "climate change."  He did that within ONE HOUR of taking the oath of office.
2.  Trump issued an Executive order to "ease the burden of Obamacare"
3.  Trump returned the bust of Winston Churchill to the oval office
4.  Trump withdrew America from the TPP treaty
5.  Trump erased all Spanish language from the White House website. It is now "English Only."
6.  Trump issued an Executive order starting the construction of "THE WALL."
7.  Trump issued an Executive order banning funding to foreign pro-abortion groups
8.  Trump's new Secretary of Defense, James "Mad Dog" Mattis, took the fight to ISIS by bombing them 31 times on his first day as the new Secretary of Defense
9.  Trump announced temporary ban on refugees from Syria and Middle Eastern war zones
10.  Trump imposed a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding new contracts or grants
11.  Trump announced a ban on visas from dangerous Muslim-majority countries with inadequate screening
12.  Trump announced the end of "Sanctuary cities" and the defunding of federal funds for any city that chooses to continue breaking the law
13.  Trump announced the hiring of 10,000 new border agents
14.  Trump signed an Executive order demanding the Secretary of Homeland Security publish a weekly list of violent crimes committed by illegal aliens
15.  Trump signed an Executive order freezing the hiring of non-essential federal employees
16.  Trump said out loud the words "radical Islamic terrorism."
17.  Trump stopped payment on Obama[s final hour giveaway of $220 million to the Palestinian Authority
18.  Trump used Executive orders to give the go-ahead to the long-stalled Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines
19.  Trump got the State Department's entire senior management team to resign in frustration.
20.  Trump announced his intention to withdraw From Climate & Environmental Accords Along With UN Funding Cuts of 40%
21.  Trump tweeted Ungrateful TRAITOR Chelsea Manning, who should never have been released from prison, is now calling President Obama a weak leader. Terrible!
22.  Trump announced l’ll begin a major investigation into voter fraud in the 2016 election
23.  Trump got the chief of the Border Patrol to leave the agency in frustration at having to actually do his job!
24.  State Dept. Arms Control chief fired while on airplane;   Trump, told to turn around and fly back!
25.  Miami-Dade mayor orders jails to comply with Trump crackdown on "sanctuary" counties
26.  Trump White House abruptly halts Obamacare ads.
27.  Trump appoints Neil Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court, a Justice in the mold of Antonin Scalia
All this in less than two weeks in office.   More to come!

LIKE IT OR NOT

 I try so hard to see both sides of issues, even if I don't support the person.
 I've been trying not to comment too much about what's in the news lately, but I've seen a lot of hate spewed about a man who is a constant winner and overachiever, and that's what the people who support him like about him.

 Yes, he's been caught in some lies and maybe twisted the truth a little, but he's still out there proving his haters wrong time after time!
 Some people are just jealous of someone who is successful and has money.
 Throw in a hot foreign model at his side and they hate even more.
 You may not have wanted him in his role, but he's there now and there's nothing you can do about it.
 I know it's just going to get worse over the next several days, but like it or not, Tom Brady won the Super Bowl!!


From the mailbag..From: "David LaBonte"...

This piece originally appeared 11 years ago !!   However, with the current immigration crap that is going on, and the multiple BILLIONS of $$$$ we are all being asked to pay in the form of taxes and freebie benefits for the invasion of illegals/refugees/and asylum seekers,  it represents a perspective from someone trying to use the KISS formula:    Keep It Simple Stupid !!!

"My wife, Rosemary, wrote a wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not printed. So, I decided to "print" it myself by sending it out on the Internet. Pass it along if you feel so inclined. Written in response to a series of letters to the editor in the Orange County Register. 
David LaBonte

Editor's Note:   For some reason, people have difficulty structuring their arguments when arguing against supporting the currently proposed immigration revisions. This lady made the argument pretty simple.  Newspapers simply won't publish letters to the editor which they either deem politically incorrect (read below) or which do not agree with the philosophy they're pushing on the public. This woman wrote a great letter to the editor that should have been published; but, with your help, it will get published via cyberspace! 
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"Dear Editor:
So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren't being treated the same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of entry.

Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today's American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented. Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground.

They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.

They had waved good-bye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture.

Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.

Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought alongside men whose parents had come straight over from Germany , Italy , France and Japan . None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from.

They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan . They were defending the United States of America as one people.

When we liberated France , no one in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German-American or the Irish-American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country.

Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country's flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here.

These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one Red, White and Blue bowl.

And here we are with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country.

I'm sorry, that's not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900's deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life.

I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.

And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty , it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn't start talking about dismantling the United States just yet."

Inside look are election reactions...read all.

  The head of the Joint Center for Political Studies, which the Washington Post describes as a “respected liberal think tank,” reacted to the election thus: “When you consider that in the climate we’re in—rising violence, the Ku Klux Klan—it is exceedingly frightening.”
  
Castro, still with us, said before the election: “We sometimes have the feeling that we are living in the time preceding the election of Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of Germany.”

Claremont College professor John Roth wrote: “I could not help remembering how economic turmoil had conspired with Nazi nationalism and militarism—all intensified by Germany’s defeat in World War I—to send the world reeling into catastrophe… It is not entirely mistaken to contemplate our post-election state with fear and trembling.”

Esquire writer Harry Stein says that the voters who supported the president-elect were like the “good Germans” in “Hitler’s Germany.”

Sociologist Alan Wolfe is up in the New Left Review: “The worst nightmares of the American left appear to have come true.” And he doubles down in The Nation: “ The United States has embarked on a course so deeply reactionary, so negative and mean-spirited, so chauvinistic and self-deceptive that our times may soon rival the McCarthy era.”

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, keeper of the “Doomsday Clock” that purported to judge the risk of nuclear annihilation, has moved the hands on the clock from seven to four minutes before midnight.

***Oh wait, did I say this was the reaction to Trump?? Sorry—didn't mean to confuse you. These are what the Left was saying the day after Ronald Reagan’s election in 1980...some things never change!!  

WHINING LIBERALS TURN MY STOMACH....

Wouldn't it have been interesting if, at some point during the presidential campaign, if one of the candidates asked, "Oh, by the way, has anyone in Washington, D.C., ever heard of the McCarran-Walter Act Of 1952?"

I did not hear of this act until last year, but it has been a law for almost 65 years. I had published this in 2015 but with all the bitching and moaning with regard to the President's recent clamp down on allowing dangerous people from simply strolling into our nation with absolutely vetting, I feel it would be good to offer it again.
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Here are the historic facts that would seem to indicate that many, if not most, of the people we elect to work for us in Washington do not have the slightest idea of what laws already exist in OUR country.

After several terrorist incidents were carried out in the United States, Donald Trump was severely criticized for suggesting that the U.S. should limit or temporarily suspend the immigration of certain ethnic groups, nationalities and even people of certain religions (Muslims).

The criticisms condemned such a suggestion as, among other things, being un-American, dumb, stupid, reckless, dangerous and racist. Congressmen and senators swore that they would never allow such legislation, and our president called such a prohibition on immigration unconstitutional.

As Gomer Pyle would say, "Well, surprise, surprise!"

It seems that the selective immigration ban is already law and has been applied on several occasions.

Known as the McCarran-Walter Act, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 allows for the "suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by the president, whenever the president finds that the entry of aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.

"The president may, by proclamation, and for such a period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens, immigrants or non- immigrants, or impose any restrictions on the entry of aliens he may deem to be appropriate."

Who was president when this was passed? Harry Truman. Who do you suppose last used this process? Jimmy Carter, no less than 37 years ago, in 1979 to keep Iranians out of the United States. But he actually did more. He made ALL Iranian students, already in the United States, check in with the government. And then he deported a bunch of them. Seven thousand were found in violation of their visas, and a total of 15,000 Iranians were forced to leave the USA in 1979.

So, what do you say about all of the criticism that Donald Trump received from the Democratic senators, representatives and the Obama Administration?


Additionally, it is important to note that the McCarran-Walter Act also requires that an "applicant for immigration must be of good moral character and in agreement with the principles of our Constitution."
Therefore, one could surmise that since the Quran forbids Muslims to swear allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, technically, ALL Muslims should or could be refused immigration to OUR country.


"I would suggest that you go to this link below and read the summary of the 1952 Act.  We have the law, we have the tools and it has been used before.  Trump's tightening of examining the most likely travelers to be bent on doing us harm is okay and it should be FULL SPEED AHEAD!!!!...AND TO HELL WITH THE CRY BABIES!"

F.
Authenticated at: http://library.uwb.edu/Static/USimmigration
U.S.immigration/1952_ immigration and_nationality_ act.html

The US Military Just Gave Obama The Most Embarrassing Send Off:


 
 
Even though Obama thinks incredibly highly of himself, there’s one group of people who unfortunately for Obama and his inflated ego, do not share the same sentiments. After 8 years of treating our military service men and women like complete crap, our military just stuck it to Obama in a huge way, in a public display that left Obama completely embarrassed on Wednesday night.
 
After hilariously deciding to nominate himself for the prestigious Distinguished Public Service Medal, Obama attended his farewell ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Virginia on Wednesday, which was supposed to be a highly-celebrated final event honoring him as the military’s Commander-in-Chief.
But as Obama made his way to the podium after accepting his self-appointed award for his “service” to the military, an expected packed stadium and thunderous applause was quite the opposite scene that greeted him, as he scanned the auditorium with his nose in the air.
Everyone could immediately see the alarm set in on Obama’s face as he looked around the auditorium, only to see rows and rows of empty chairs filling the stadium. Hilariously, the only people even there to hear him drone on about his “accomplishments” were the Soldiers who were actually in the ceremony, and forced to be there as part of their military duties.

After 8 years of committing treason against the American people and getting more of our service men and women killed by continuing to release Muslim terrorists from GITMO, what happened to Obama on Wednesday night couldn’t have been more deserving. Despite how many awards this treasonous ass decides to give himself, to most of our military, he will always be remembered as the leader who did nothing but strengthen our enemies during his entire tenure as president.

They NEVER stop chasing ambulances............

A snippet from the Mailbag:

Hundreds of lawyers descended on U.S. airports this weekend to offer free legal assistance to travelers and family members of those affected by Trump’s order. Elise Viebeck and Michael Laris report:

“By Saturday afternoon, arrival terminals in airports from Dulles, Va., to Chicago to San Francisco were being turned into makeshift hubs for legal aid. Lawyers assembled conference-style tables in restaurants and gathered around electrical outlets with their laptops awaiting work. Some held signs near arrivals gates introducing themselves to families in need. Social justice groups also circulated calls for help. “There’s been a call for LEGAL support at #JFK airport,” the New York City chapter of Black Lives Matter tweeted … ‘If you’re a lawyer folks on the ground are requesting you.’ Soon, lawyers had set up a base outside the terminal’s Central Diner restaurant.”

Farewell...finally..

Joe,
I did not know you were going to be in Washington DC for the transition of power.  I am pretty sure I spotted you in the crowd!!
Fred



One sunny day..

One sunny day in late January, 2017, an old man approaches the
White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue where he’d been sitting on a park bench. He speaks to the U.S. Marine standing guard and says,

“I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”
The Marine looks at the man and says,

“Sir, Mr. Obama is no longer president and no longer resides here.”

The old man says,“Okay,” and walks away.

The following day the same man approaches the White House and says to the same Marine,

“I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”
The Marine again tells the man,

“Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Obama is no longer president and no
longer resides here.”

The man thanks him and again walks away.

On the third day, the same man approaches the White House and speaks
to the very same U.S. Marine, saying, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”

The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looks at the man and says,

“Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to
speak to Mr. Obama. I’ve told you already that Mr. Obama is no longer
the president and no longer resides here. Don’t you understand?”

The old man looks at the Marine and says, “Oh, I understand. I just love hearing it.”
The Marine snaps to attention, salutes, and says,
See you tomorrow, Sir!”

PAUL RYAN'S PROPOSED BUDGET CUTS

A List of Republican Budget Cuts.  Notice S.S. And the military are NOT on this list.
These are all the programs that the new Republican House has proposed cutting.

* Corporation for Public Broadcasting Subsidy -- $445 million annual savings.

* Save America 's Treasures Program -- $25 million annual savings.
* International Fund for Ireland -- $17 million annual savings.
* Legal Services Corporation -- $420 million annual savings.
* National Endowment for the Arts -- $167.5 million annual savings.
* National Endowment for the Humanities -- $167.5 million annual savings.
* Hope VI Program -- $250 million annual savings.
* Amtrak Subsidies -- $1.565 billion annual savings.
* Eliminate duplicating education programs -- H.R. 2274 (in last Congress), authored by Rep. McKeon , eliminates 68 at a savings of $1.3 billion annually.
* U.S. Trade Development Agency -- $55 million annual savings.
* Woodrow Wilson Center Subsidy -- $20 million annual savings.
* Cut in half funding for congressional printing and binding -- $47 million annual savings.
* John C. Stennis Center Subsidy -- $430,000 annual savings.
* Community Development Fund -- $4.5 billion annual savings.
* Heritage Area Grants and Statutory Aid -- $24 million annual savings.
* Cut Federal Travel Budget in Half -- $7.5 billion annual savings
* Trim Federal Vehicle Budget by 20% -- $600 million annual savings.
* Essential Air Service -- $150 million annual savings.
* Technology Innovation Program -- $70 million annual savings.
*Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program -- $125 million annual savings..
* Department of Energy Grants to States for Weatherization -- $530 million annual savings.
* Beach Replenishment -- $95 million annual savings.
* New Starts Transit -- $2 billion annual savings.

* Exchange Programs for Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Their Historical Trading Partners in Massachusetts -- $9 million annual savings
* Intercity and High Speed Rail Grants -- $2.5 billion annual savings.
* Title X Family Planning -- $318 million annual savings.
* Appalachian Regional Commission -- $76 million annual savings.
* Economic Development Administration -- $293 million annual savings.
* Programs under the National and Community Services Act -- $1.15 billion annual savings.
* Applied Research at Department of Energy -- $1.27 billion annual savings.
* Freedom CAR and Fuel Partnership -- $200 million annual savings..
* Energy Star Program -- $52 million annual savings.
*Economic Assistance to Egypt -- $250 million annually.
* U.S.Agency for International Development -- $1.39 billion annual savings.
* General Assistance to District of Columbia -- $210 million annual savings.
* Subsidy for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority -- $150 million annual savings.
*Presidential Campaign Fund -- $775 million savings over ten years.
* No funding for federal office space acquisition -- $864 million annual savings.
* End prohibitions on competitive sourcing of government services.
* Repeal the Davis-Bacon Act -- More than $1 billion annually.
* IRS Direct Deposit: Require the IRS to deposit fees for some services it offers (such as processing payment plans for taxpayers) to the Treasury, instead of allowing it to remain as part of its budget -- $1.8 billion savings over ten years.
*Require collection of unpaid taxes by federal employees -- $1 billion total savings.WHAT'S THIS ABOUT?
* Prohibit taxpayer funded union activities by federal employees -- $1.2 billion savings over ten years.
* Sell excess federal properties the government does not make use of -- $15 billion total savings.
*Eliminate death gratuity for Members of Congress. WHAT???
* Eliminate Mohair Subsidies -- $1 million annual savings.
*Eliminate taxpayer subsidies to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -- $12.5 million annual savings. WELL ISN'T THAT SPECIAL

* Eliminate Market Access Program -- $200 million annual savings.
* USDA Sugar Program -- $14 million annual savings.
* Subsidy to Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) -- $93 million annual savings.
* Eliminate the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program -- $56.2 million annual savings.
*Eliminate fund for Obamacare administrative costs -- $900 million savings.
* Ready to Learn TV Program -- $27 million savings..
* HUD Ph.D. Program.
* Deficit Reduction Check-Off Act.
*TOTAL SAVINGS: $2.5 Trillion over Ten Years

 A good question is, what is all this doing in the budget in the first place?! No wonder the Democrats are attacking Paul Ryan.

LOOKING BACK....


Looking back over the last several years enduring the daily grind of watching the reign of Obama metastasize his cancerous ideology across the face of our nation....it seems like I have been holding my breath awaiting an announcement of a remission.  To demonstrate the pain there was even a few months that I thought even Hillary might be a relief !!!.  I have since repented for those brief moments of weakness.

In attempting to bring a few glimpses of the Obama impersonations of a national leader I frequently posted appropriate pictures, cartoons, bumper stickers, articles and videos reflecting the subjects of the times.  Needless to say, my picture files is overflowing with snippets of  our ex-President's march across the face of our Republic.  Today...I decided to clean it out.  As I cruised through the "My Pictures" file striking the select button for deletion....just like our electorate did to Hillary....it struck me that I might erect a small file of  pictures kept solely to remind me of the dismal days of the Obama terms in the Oval Office.  I have labeled the file "Remembrances" and I will share them with you one last time.  From time to time there could be opportunities that they be resurrected for a specific reason...but, for now, they are shelved along with Obama and most of his cult. 

The items following represent well the last 8 years.
Fred.










1988...WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED?

TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO....WHO WOULD HAVE GUESSED?  SOUND FAMILIAR?

Just could not resist....

I know...I know..You've seen it before. But watching this so just so much fun !!!!  It is pretty difficult to find such a great concentration of entertaining, dumb assholes all in one spot and in such a short viewing time.  It just does my heart good because it was  my exact opinion BEFORE the election...and nothing has changed.

If you REALLY want to have an interesting site at your fingertips.....!!!

A huge thanks to our Richland WA contributor, John Deichman.  John is always coming up with a brainbuster piece for us....and this is a Gold Medal offering.  This could keep you busy....but, were I you, I would save the link to go back to any time you want.  It could take hours to soak up the stuff to experience.

The first link I watched was on the visual 3-D interactive segment on Immigration....but there is a ton of other departments that are just as intriguing. Another absorbing chart is the ones on the election analysis.

For the immigration piece, Click HERE

For the Home page of the site, Click HERE

LMAO !!!

Bill Mauldin's Report on our new "DEAL" Excellent!


This is going to be a short letter summarizing my impressions from the last few days. I think it might be easiest to present them in the form of a list.
1. If you listen to the media you might have the impression that the Trump transition team is in complete disarray. Talking with leaders of the transition team certainly didn’t leave me with that impression. They have broken the transition process down into over 30 departments and have created a “landing document” for each department. The analogy they are using is that this process is like planning an invasion, and they are going to hand the landing document off to the “beachhead teams” who will then execute the plans.
Read Bill's full article  Click HERE

Ben Stein welcomes Mr. Obama to Rancho Mirage,.

                      

Welcome to Rancho Mirage, Mr. Obama. Jan. 20th by none other than Ben Stein!!

 "The TV and newspapers are filled with nostalgia sayings of goodbye to the Obamas. The ever witty Barry. The stunningly beautiful Michelle. Yes, she talks like a Valley Girl but if you don’t think she’s drop dead gorgeous, you’re a racist pig. The sacred children, whom Mr. Obama really does seem to have treated like gold. I’ll miss them all and feel sad about their glories, which are too many to mention.   

But here are a few spectacularly wonderful items about them I will not miss:

• Obama or his aides calling Benjamin Netanyahu, the bravest national leader since Caesar, wounded in battle at least five times, fighting hand to hand with terrorists, our cuddly Barry Obama calling him “a chickens–t coward” and never apologizing.

• Totally betraying Israel at the UN while kissing the ass of the worst terrorists in the world, the Iranians, and sucking up to our good neighbors, Los Cubanos.

• Despite being the first admittedly partly black President (there might have been others whose ancestry we don’t know about), despite confronting a total meltdown in black America caused largely by absent and irresponsible fathers, saying barely a word of encouragement to young black men to live up to their responsibilities as fathers and stay with their babies and the women they have knocked up. His refusal to confront this issue was as big a missed opportunity as there has ever been in the White House.

• His repeatedly siding with the law breakers and attempted cop killers instead of the cops. That sends the worst possible message and shows he’s either stupid or deadly afraid — neither one a charm in a President.

• His sneering contempt for the Constitution he is sworn to uphold by attempting to make laws through executive actions rather than through Congressional action, as the founding document requires.

• His “après moi le déluge” spitting upon the Americans to whom he bequeaths a 20 trillion-dollar deficit — a surefire time bomb for national bankruptcy.

Well… there are too many others to go through them all so late at night. I’m sure we’ll get around to them soon.

Goodbye, Mr. Obama. I live in Rancho Mirage, too. If they don’t close down all of the roads here for your majesty, maybe I’ll see you at Pacifica, a fine seafood restaurant in Palm Desert. You’ll love it. It’s where the cool kids watch football. I’ll bet you’ll learn to skateboard, too.