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9/11 and Parkland: When Systems Fail


Everyone paying attention knows now that the Parkland massacre by a severely troubled and dangerous young man was the result of a failure of a host of government institutions.  The FBI received several specific warnings and ignored them.  The Broward County sheriff’s department also ignored countless notifications, as did the local police.  Much of the inefficiency was probably due to sheer incompetence, people not doing the jobs they were meant to do. 

But much was the result of a truly ridiculous program invented by the Obama administration, the Promise policy.  Jack Cashill has written about this in depth, as the same program was also the reason Trayvon Martin was roaming the streets when he was killed.   The Obama administration wanted to end the racial disparity in the prison population and so bribed school districts and local law enforcement to simply not arrest minority kids in their schools, no matter how criminal their behavior.  This was meant to stop the “pipeline to prison” that  had been endemic among school-age minority kids. As a result, criminally-inclined kids became emboldened to escalate their illegal activity.  Nikolas Cruz bought ten guns and passed every background check because no one reported his accelerating criminality to the Feds.  And because of this nonsensical program, seventeen young people are dead.

For those who have not read Lawrence Wright’s outstanding book, The Looming Tower, tune into the series based on it now airing on Hulu.  It tells the story of how the terrorist attack of 9/11/01 was virtually allowed to happen thanks to a similarly catastrophic policy that banned intelligence agencies from communicating with one another.  The story bears much in common with the systemic failures that led to the Florida school murders.   In the days before 9/11, a “wall” of long standing was made higher and thicker that “prevented communication between intelligence agents and criminal investigators.”  This meant that the CIA could not, and would not, share information with the FBI.  It was Jamie Gorelick, Deputy Attorney General in 1995, who drafted a memo that made the existing law even more restrictive.  The original wall was built by Democrats who loathed the FBI and created the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in 1978. 

After the WTC bombing in 1993, there was an obvious need for more cooperation between agencies.  Gorelick’s memo did exactly the opposite.  Counter-intelligence investigations were to be separate and distinct from criminal probes.  So whatever was uncovered by the CIA could not be shared or combined with the fruit of FBI investigations.  It was all about “appearances.”  That and the fact that the left at the time loathed the FBI; then-Director Louis Freeh was investigating the already long list of Clinton campaign crimes of raising money from numerous foreign sources.   How things change.  Today’s FBI has willingly sabotaged itself in service of the left, to protect the corruptions of the Obama administration and to cover up the decades of nefarious activities of the Clintons.

It seems clear that in both cases, and most likely thousands of others unknown to the public at large, the ever-growing power and reach of government plans and policies implemented under the cover of darkness, (the Gorelick memo only came to light during the 9/11 Commission) and often for purely political purposes have put millions of law-abiding citizens at great risk.  Such power, imperiously put into effect and stupidly abused, led to 9/11 and the three thousand plus deaths that occurred that day and those that came after among the first responders.  And such power is reliably responsible for the seventeen deaths in Parkland.   Big government is failing us, which most likely explains Trump’s victory in 2016. 

Eight years of the Obama administration’s fundamental transformation of our country left a majority of us depressed and branded as “deplorable.”  The left does not suffer opposing views, it criminalizes them.  While the primacy of the race/class/gender meme has long prevailed as de rigueur on university campuses,  it now rules nearly every aspect of America life, from restroom edicts to making race and gender a matter of choice.  Black Lives Matter and the LGBT movements now have more power than our churches, businesses, and all other traditional institutions.  The rest of us are expected to cower and submit before the leftist dictates of the new American culture and to dispense with the values once held dear. 

Victimhood rules.  If one is not a victim, then he or she is an oppressor.  That is how it is.  That is how Nicolas Cruz was able to buy ten guns.  That is how the Saudi terrorists were able to take down the WTC.  Consequences be damned.

Everyone paying attention knows now that the Parkland massacre by a severely troubled and dangerous young man was the result of a failure of a host of government institutions.  The FBI received several specific warnings and ignored them.  The Broward County sheriff’s department also ignored countless notifications, as did the local police.  Much of the inefficiency was probably due to sheer incompetence, people not doing the jobs they were meant to do. 

But much was the result of a truly ridiculous program invented by the Obama administration, the Promise policy.  Jack Cashill has written about this in depth, as the same program was also the reason Trayvon Martin was roaming the streets when he was killed.   The Obama administration wanted to end the racial disparity in the prison population and so bribed school districts and local law enforcement to simply not arrest minority kids in their schools, no matter how criminal their behavior.  This was meant to stop the “pipeline to prison” that  had been endemic among school-age minority kids. As a result, criminally-inclined kids became emboldened to escalate their illegal activity.  Nikolas Cruz bought ten guns and passed every background check because no one reported his accelerating criminality to the Feds.  And because of this nonsensical program, seventeen young people are dead.

Mount Tamalpais High School students at a memorial for Parkland shooting victims. // Credit: Fabrice Florin  CC BY-SA 2.0

For those who have not read Lawrence Wright’s outstanding book, The Looming Tower, tune into the series based on it now airing on Hulu.  It tells the story of how the terrorist attack of 9/11/01 was virtually allowed to happen thanks to a similarly catastrophic policy that banned intelligence agencies from communicating with one another.  The story bears much in common with the systemic failures that led to the Florida school murders.   In the days before 9/11, a “wall” of long standing was made higher and thicker that “prevented communication between intelligence agents and criminal investigators.”  This meant that the CIA could not, and would not, share information with the FBI.  It was Jamie Gorelick, Deputy Attorney General in 1995, who drafted a memo that made the existing law even more restrictive.  The original wall was built by Democrats who loathed the FBI and created the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act in 1978. 

After the WTC bombing in 1993, there was an obvious need for more cooperation between agencies.  Gorelick’s memo did exactly the opposite.  Counter-intelligence investigations were to be separate and distinct from criminal probes.  So whatever was uncovered by the CIA could not be shared or combined with the fruit of FBI investigations.  It was all about “appearances.”  That and the fact that the left at the time loathed the FBI; then-Director Louis Freeh was investigating the already long list of Clinton campaign crimes of raising money from numerous foreign sources.   How things change.  Today’s FBI has willingly sabotaged itself in service of the left, to protect the corruptions of the Obama administration and to cover up the decades of nefarious activities of the Clintons.

It seems clear that in both cases, and most likely thousands of others unknown to the public at large, the ever-growing power and reach of government plans and policies implemented under the cover of darkness, (the Gorelick memo only came to light during the 9/11 Commission) and often for purely political purposes have put millions of law-abiding citizens at great risk.  Such power, imperiously put into effect and stupidly abused, led to 9/11 and the three thousand plus deaths that occurred that day and those that came after among the first responders.  And such power is reliably responsible for the seventeen deaths in Parkland.   Big government is failing us, which most likely explains Trump’s victory in 2016. 

Eight years of the Obama administration’s fundamental transformation of our country left a majority of us depressed and branded as “deplorable.”  The left does not suffer opposing views, it criminalizes them.  While the primacy of the race/class/gender meme has long prevailed as de rigueur on university campuses,  it now rules nearly every aspect of America life, from restroom edicts to making race and gender a matter of choice.  Black Lives Matter and the LGBT movements now have more power than our churches, businesses, and all other traditional institutions.  The rest of us are expected to cower and submit before the leftist dictates of the new American culture and to dispense with the values once held dear. 

Victimhood rules.  If one is not a victim, then he or she is an oppressor.  That is how it is.  That is how Nicolas Cruz was able to buy ten guns.  That is how the Saudi terrorists were able to take down the WTC.  Consequences be damned.



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There Is Only One Sure Way to Stop School Shootings


Not only is it hard to imagine the anger and grief the families of those killed by Nikolas Cruz are in at their Florida high school; it is impossible.  We can sympathize and empathize, ache for their loss and be grateful that our own children were not there, and then feel guilty for being relieved that our children are safe.

An event like this one focuses all parents and grandparents like laser beams on their own young people.  That such a thing has happened yet again in our country is unacceptable, and yet it happened…again.  Despite years of flashing neon lights that this boy was not only mentally ill, but potentially dangerous, he apparently had no formal record of mental illness.  Even though he had been told he could not enter his school with a backpack and was later expelled, even though the police had visited his home thirty-nine times between 2011 and 2018, he was able to buy that AR-15 at age 18!  Even though we have laws meant to prevent persons who are mentally ill from acquiring guns, this kid passed a background check!  This is yet another catastrophic failure of a whole panoply of law enforcement agencies, social services, and school authorities. 

Adding insult to injury, the FBI barely bothered to check out the YouTuber who reported Cruz’s comment about becoming a “professional school shooter,” and the bureau completely ignored a second, specific warning in January about his intentions to kill people.  Both tips to the FBI included his full name.  As Jeanine Pirro reported on her program, Judge Jeanine, there are only thirteen Nikolas Cruzes in the U.S.!  The FBI did not even bother to do a database search, and now seventeen people are dead.

Given the bare facts above, it is hardly surprising that the American people want to blame someone for the colossal failure of law enforcement.  Mistakes were made, to put it mildly.  But now many of the young survivors, their parents, and the usual suspects on the left are blaming Trump.  Why?  Because he supports the NRA?  Because he did not immediately speak out about gun control?

The young, traumatized survivors of the massacre, some of them, are already speaking out blaming Trump, as if he has been president for as long as they’ve been alive.  “How dare you?” said one of them on Meet the Press because Trump truthfully tweeted that the Democrats had not passed any gun control measures when they had the majority in both houses of Congress.  Trump also alluded to the FBI’s failure to act on the tips they had received but ignored.  How dare he tell the truth?

These grieving young people are being manipulated by the adults in their lives to use the tragic deaths of their classmates for political purposes.  Just as the school shootings in Columbine and Newtown became political footballs during which the victims were all but forgotten, we are reliving the same application of politics over common sense once again.  And again, kids are the pawns in what the left sees as a game.  It is no game.

Israel learned the hard way.  A terrorist school shooting forty years ago took the lives of over a hundred elementary school children.  Since then, any school in Israel with a hundred students or more has armed guards and staff with concealed weapons.  Why do we in America value our air travelers, our congresspeople, celebrities, the employees and contents of all public buildings, museums, etc. more than we treasure our schoolchildren?  Given the world we now inhabit, it seems that our schools would and should have the best security available today.  Those of us with little Ring doorbell cameras on our front porches have more security than most of our schools. 

There are over 300 million guns in America, 200 million of them legal.  They are easy to buy anywhere for anyone who wants one.  Most gun-owners are law-abiding citizens who purchase them legally and own them for self-defense purposes.  They are used for protection far more often than reported by the anti-gun lobbies.  The horrific murder rates in Chicago and Baltimore are not committed with legally owned firearms; both of those cities have the strictest gun laws in the nation.  Most deaths by guns are self-inflicted.  The anti-Second Amendment posture of the Obama administration was anathema to American citizens who revere the Constitution.  Gun control, as Tucker Carlson reminded, is really people control.  The first thing tyrants do is disarm their citizenry so they are defenseless.  Which is why the proliferation of “gun-free zones” is suicidal on its face.  Why did James Holmes shoot up that particular theater in Colorado?  It was a gun-free zone, as are nearly all schools in the U.S.  Mass murderers are shameless cowards; even if they expect to commit suicide by cop, they can only guarantee a mass murder in a gun-free zone. 

For members of the NRA who know how responsible that organization is, it is infuriating to see it used again and again as a whipping boy by the anti-gun left, whose members never bothered to investigate or report their true mission: responsible gun ownership, protection of the Second Amendment, and the right of American citizens to protect themselves.  If America had long ago adopted Israel’s commonsense approach and made schools secure and protected by well trained armed persons, it is quite likely that Columbine and Newtown would never have happened.  One young ROTC student at Stoneman Douglas High School commented that Coach Feis, who died after he threw himself in front of a group of kids and saved their lives, could have taken the shooter out had he been permitted to carry a gun.  He might well have saved many more lives had he been armed.

The mental instability of the shooter, obvious for years but ignored by law enforcement, is at this point in time irrelevant.  The local police and the FBI dropped the ball, and a tragedy ensued.  The anti-gun lobby and these newly activist youngsters who think they can change the world by banning guns are irrelevant as well; the Second Amendment will never be overturned.  There are already countless laws on the books to prevent people like Nikolas Cruz from getting his hands on a gun, but many people along the way did not do their job.  Evil and insanity will always be with us.  The only commonsense response as a nation is to remember that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

Let the legacy of those young lives lost in Parkland be that we wake up and put an end to gun-free zones, especially at our schools.  Let us protect our schoolchildren with the same fervor with which we protect those schlubs in Congress and all those Hollywood celebrities who never venture outside their homes without armed security.  And make no mistake!  Even if the Second Amendment were overturned and all civilian guns were confiscated (an impossible task), those folks would keep their armed guards.

How about we value the lives of our schoolkids as much as members of Congress and all those celebs value their own? 

Not only is it hard to imagine the anger and grief the families of those killed by Nikolas Cruz are in at their Florida high school; it is impossible.  We can sympathize and empathize, ache for their loss and be grateful that our own children were not there, and then feel guilty for being relieved that our children are safe.

An event like this one focuses all parents and grandparents like laser beams on their own young people.  That such a thing has happened yet again in our country is unacceptable, and yet it happened…again.  Despite years of flashing neon lights that this boy was not only mentally ill, but potentially dangerous, he apparently had no formal record of mental illness.  Even though he had been told he could not enter his school with a backpack and was later expelled, even though the police had visited his home thirty-nine times between 2011 and 2018, he was able to buy that AR-15 at age 18!  Even though we have laws meant to prevent persons who are mentally ill from acquiring guns, this kid passed a background check!  This is yet another catastrophic failure of a whole panoply of law enforcement agencies, social services, and school authorities. 

Adding insult to injury, the FBI barely bothered to check out the YouTuber who reported Cruz’s comment about becoming a “professional school shooter,” and the bureau completely ignored a second, specific warning in January about his intentions to kill people.  Both tips to the FBI included his full name.  As Jeanine Pirro reported on her program, Judge Jeanine, there are only thirteen Nikolas Cruzes in the U.S.!  The FBI did not even bother to do a database search, and now seventeen people are dead.

Given the bare facts above, it is hardly surprising that the American people want to blame someone for the colossal failure of law enforcement.  Mistakes were made, to put it mildly.  But now many of the young survivors, their parents, and the usual suspects on the left are blaming Trump.  Why?  Because he supports the NRA?  Because he did not immediately speak out about gun control?

The young, traumatized survivors of the massacre, some of them, are already speaking out blaming Trump, as if he has been president for as long as they’ve been alive.  “How dare you?” said one of them on Meet the Press because Trump truthfully tweeted that the Democrats had not passed any gun control measures when they had the majority in both houses of Congress.  Trump also alluded to the FBI’s failure to act on the tips they had received but ignored.  How dare he tell the truth?

These grieving young people are being manipulated by the adults in their lives to use the tragic deaths of their classmates for political purposes.  Just as the school shootings in Columbine and Newtown became political footballs during which the victims were all but forgotten, we are reliving the same application of politics over common sense once again.  And again, kids are the pawns in what the left sees as a game.  It is no game.

Israel learned the hard way.  A terrorist school shooting forty years ago took the lives of over a hundred elementary school children.  Since then, any school in Israel with a hundred students or more has armed guards and staff with concealed weapons.  Why do we in America value our air travelers, our congresspeople, celebrities, the employees and contents of all public buildings, museums, etc. more than we treasure our schoolchildren?  Given the world we now inhabit, it seems that our schools would and should have the best security available today.  Those of us with little Ring doorbell cameras on our front porches have more security than most of our schools. 

There are over 300 million guns in America, 200 million of them legal.  They are easy to buy anywhere for anyone who wants one.  Most gun-owners are law-abiding citizens who purchase them legally and own them for self-defense purposes.  They are used for protection far more often than reported by the anti-gun lobbies.  The horrific murder rates in Chicago and Baltimore are not committed with legally owned firearms; both of those cities have the strictest gun laws in the nation.  Most deaths by guns are self-inflicted.  The anti-Second Amendment posture of the Obama administration was anathema to American citizens who revere the Constitution.  Gun control, as Tucker Carlson reminded, is really people control.  The first thing tyrants do is disarm their citizenry so they are defenseless.  Which is why the proliferation of “gun-free zones” is suicidal on its face.  Why did James Holmes shoot up that particular theater in Colorado?  It was a gun-free zone, as are nearly all schools in the U.S.  Mass murderers are shameless cowards; even if they expect to commit suicide by cop, they can only guarantee a mass murder in a gun-free zone. 

For members of the NRA who know how responsible that organization is, it is infuriating to see it used again and again as a whipping boy by the anti-gun left, whose members never bothered to investigate or report their true mission: responsible gun ownership, protection of the Second Amendment, and the right of American citizens to protect themselves.  If America had long ago adopted Israel’s commonsense approach and made schools secure and protected by well trained armed persons, it is quite likely that Columbine and Newtown would never have happened.  One young ROTC student at Stoneman Douglas High School commented that Coach Feis, who died after he threw himself in front of a group of kids and saved their lives, could have taken the shooter out had he been permitted to carry a gun.  He might well have saved many more lives had he been armed.

The mental instability of the shooter, obvious for years but ignored by law enforcement, is at this point in time irrelevant.  The local police and the FBI dropped the ball, and a tragedy ensued.  The anti-gun lobby and these newly activist youngsters who think they can change the world by banning guns are irrelevant as well; the Second Amendment will never be overturned.  There are already countless laws on the books to prevent people like Nikolas Cruz from getting his hands on a gun, but many people along the way did not do their job.  Evil and insanity will always be with us.  The only commonsense response as a nation is to remember that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

Let the legacy of those young lives lost in Parkland be that we wake up and put an end to gun-free zones, especially at our schools.  Let us protect our schoolchildren with the same fervor with which we protect those schlubs in Congress and all those Hollywood celebrities who never venture outside their homes without armed security.  And make no mistake!  Even if the Second Amendment were overturned and all civilian guns were confiscated (an impossible task), those folks would keep their armed guards.

How about we value the lives of our schoolkids as much as members of Congress and all those celebs value their own? 



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The Ascension of the DC Swamp Creatures


Why are so many of the people who have risen to the top of our government institutions, those who become the leaders or directors of our alphabet agencies, so imperious, so devious, so malevolent, so lacking in character and so disdainful of the American people?  How is it that people of good character no longer want to work for the government or run for elective office?   The answer: because it is not just a swamp, it is a toxic, venomous morass of self-serving lowlifes.  

Consider the people we have come to know a bit about:  Lois Lerner — she was proud and happy to sabotage the non-profit  status of every conservative group who applied for it throughout the Obama administration.  She pled the 5th Amendment when testifying before Congress and walked away with a very generous pension.  John Koskinen, her boss, was even more overtly dismissive of the law when he appeared before Congress.  It was under his leadership that thousands back-up tapes and emails mysteriously disappeared.  He retired without suffering any consequences of his illegal bad acts.

Obama’s cabinet amounted to a host of above-the-law narcissists who were invested only in keeping their own powerful positions and pensions and in punishing the people and groups they loathed.  Eric Holder, Obama’s “wingman,” was the only attorney general ever to be held in contempt of Congress.  He orchestrated the gun-running scheme called Fast and Furious.  He, with Obama’s imprimatur, let guns be sold to drug cartels in the US so that our Second Amendment could be blamed when hundreds of innocent Mexicans would be killed (which they were).   This was the man who told his DOJ that he would not prosecute any of “his people,” even the Black Panthers who intimidated voters with baseball bats in Philadelphia. 

Then there is Ben Rhodes, the boy wonder who claimed credit for the terrible Iran deal and joked about how easy it was to manipulate the “echo chamber” that is the media.   There is Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s  consigliere who ran the show and Jonathan Gruber who bragged about pulling the Obamacare wool over the stupid public’s eyes. Loretta Lynch was another willing tool of the administration.  She sacrificed her reputation, her legacy, for a shot at the AG job in a Clinton administration.  She sold out like the rest of them.  Power and phony prestige was more important than character or the law to all of these people.

Now we know that the whole of the DC swamp is full of such people.  The “7th floor” of the FBI, where the bigwigs plot their schemes, is shot through with pompous swells who delight in their own power to destroy, like small children knocking down another kid’s sandcastle.  Comey, McCabe, Rosenstein, Yates, Preistap, and company are each and every one saboteurs of our formerly democratic republic.

They decided the corrupt but known-quantity Clintons should again inhabit the White House and not the outsider Trump.

They felt completely comfortable spying on innocent Americans, ruining the lives of some of them, like Carter Page and Michael Flynn.  

They were willing to fabricate any and all manner of lies, even a “dossier” created by Clinton operatives and laundered to appear as though it came from Russia, to  take Trump down and out.  

Not one of them likely asked “Do you know how many different kinds of laws we’ve broken?” as the characters in the film Dave had the awareness to ponder.  This bunch never questioned the rightness of their plans.  The Strzok/Page texts prove that beyond doubt.  They feel entitled to annihilate any person or group  they deplore.

And then there is James Clapper and John Brennan, addle-brained but as vengeful as they come.  They have a hard time keeping their stories straight and so are the Laurel and Hardy of the NSA and CIA.  They both lie with such ease it boggles the mind, and yet neither of them has been charged with perjury or obstruction.  Both of them should be imprisoned at Guantanamo for their crimes against this nation.   Congressman Adam Schiff is so manically obsessed with taking Trump down that he was easily pranked by a couple of Russian comedians.  And he accuses Trump of collusion!

How on earth did such men and women reach the highest levels of power in our once-democratic government?  Under Obama the government was weaponized at the highest levels of every agency:   IRS, EPA, HUD, FDA, FEC, FCC, DNI, DOD, and other acronyms too obscure to recognize, but wielding enormous power over mere citizens. 

Over eight years, these agencies generated hundreds of thousands of new, un-legislated regulations that were an effective stranglehold on the American economy.  Trump is undoing all of this terrible damage, bit by bit, agency by agency. He got a measure of tax reform passed, which is already reaping rewards for those who need jobs or better jobs.  

He is unleashing the economy and it is booming.  And the left hates him for it.  They actually do hate him more than they love their country.  One only had to watch them refuse to applaud any person or anything positive at the SOTU to observe how insufferable Pelosi, Schumer  and their  mind-numbed acolytes truly are.

While corruption has always been part of the inhuman condition among the denizens of DC, the level of that corruption grew under the Bill Clinton presidency and exploded under the Obama administration.  Obama and Hillary are both students of Saul Alinsky.  They adhere to those Rules for Radicals and have little patience for the well-designed chaos of our meant-to-be Constitutional Republic.  They have no patience for the needs and wants of regular Americans for whom they have only contempt. 

Nancy Pelosi talked herself to near-death on Wednesday on behalf of the millions of illegal immigrant “dreamers” she values over and above any legal citizen.  The woman is demented.  Never once has she expressed compassion for the families who have lost loved ones to the crimes of illegal alien criminals.  They are insignificant casualties of her open borders mania.  Seventy percent of Americans want legal immigration based on merit, and they want border security and an end to chain migration.  They want the wall.

Perhaps because in the real world of industry, service, manufacturing, agriculture, entertainment, food production, and other productive enterprise, character and diligence are  the  keys to success.  Talent and expertise are crucial, as is a work ethic.  These are the qualities that are quintessentially American across the board in all walks of life — except government!  These are the values that have built this country. 

While there are more than a few talented men and women of character in government, they are still the exception in the upper echelons,  not the rule.  There are even fewer men and women of character in the mainstream media, which is why we are blessed to have so many reliable internet news outlets aside from ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC.  

Far too many of these people, our so-called leaders, rose to their positions of power by default, with other people’s money, people rich enough to buy influence,  or their own dynastic money like the Kennedys.  How can men and women of fine character and an aptitude for leadership go up against candidates funded by an evil man like George Soros?  They cannot.  

And so we are saddled with ignoble people like those in the Obama administration and those who remain in the deep state who are doing their best to take out the most consequential and conservative President we’ve had since Reagan.   We must find a way to weed out the reprobates.  Most American are sick to death of the dregs running the show.

Why are so many of the people who have risen to the top of our government institutions, those who become the leaders or directors of our alphabet agencies, so imperious, so devious, so malevolent, so lacking in character and so disdainful of the American people?  How is it that people of good character no longer want to work for the government or run for elective office?   The answer: because it is not just a swamp, it is a toxic, venomous morass of self-serving lowlifes.  

Consider the people we have come to know a bit about:  Lois Lerner — she was proud and happy to sabotage the non-profit  status of every conservative group who applied for it throughout the Obama administration.  She pled the 5th Amendment when testifying before Congress and walked away with a very generous pension.  John Koskinen, her boss, was even more overtly dismissive of the law when he appeared before Congress.  It was under his leadership that thousands back-up tapes and emails mysteriously disappeared.  He retired without suffering any consequences of his illegal bad acts.

Obama’s cabinet amounted to a host of above-the-law narcissists who were invested only in keeping their own powerful positions and pensions and in punishing the people and groups they loathed.  Eric Holder, Obama’s “wingman,” was the only attorney general ever to be held in contempt of Congress.  He orchestrated the gun-running scheme called Fast and Furious.  He, with Obama’s imprimatur, let guns be sold to drug cartels in the US so that our Second Amendment could be blamed when hundreds of innocent Mexicans would be killed (which they were).   This was the man who told his DOJ that he would not prosecute any of “his people,” even the Black Panthers who intimidated voters with baseball bats in Philadelphia. 

Then there is Ben Rhodes, the boy wonder who claimed credit for the terrible Iran deal and joked about how easy it was to manipulate the “echo chamber” that is the media.   There is Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s  consigliere who ran the show and Jonathan Gruber who bragged about pulling the Obamacare wool over the stupid public’s eyes. Loretta Lynch was another willing tool of the administration.  She sacrificed her reputation, her legacy, for a shot at the AG job in a Clinton administration.  She sold out like the rest of them.  Power and phony prestige was more important than character or the law to all of these people.

Now we know that the whole of the DC swamp is full of such people.  The “7th floor” of the FBI, where the bigwigs plot their schemes, is shot through with pompous swells who delight in their own power to destroy, like small children knocking down another kid’s sandcastle.  Comey, McCabe, Rosenstein, Yates, Preistap, and company are each and every one saboteurs of our formerly democratic republic.

They decided the corrupt but known-quantity Clintons should again inhabit the White House and not the outsider Trump.

They felt completely comfortable spying on innocent Americans, ruining the lives of some of them, like Carter Page and Michael Flynn.  

They were willing to fabricate any and all manner of lies, even a “dossier” created by Clinton operatives and laundered to appear as though it came from Russia, to  take Trump down and out.  

Not one of them likely asked “Do you know how many different kinds of laws we’ve broken?” as the characters in the film Dave had the awareness to ponder.  This bunch never questioned the rightness of their plans.  The Strzok/Page texts prove that beyond doubt.  They feel entitled to annihilate any person or group  they deplore.

And then there is James Clapper and John Brennan, addle-brained but as vengeful as they come.  They have a hard time keeping their stories straight and so are the Laurel and Hardy of the NSA and CIA.  They both lie with such ease it boggles the mind, and yet neither of them has been charged with perjury or obstruction.  Both of them should be imprisoned at Guantanamo for their crimes against this nation.   Congressman Adam Schiff is so manically obsessed with taking Trump down that he was easily pranked by a couple of Russian comedians.  And he accuses Trump of collusion!

How on earth did such men and women reach the highest levels of power in our once-democratic government?  Under Obama the government was weaponized at the highest levels of every agency:   IRS, EPA, HUD, FDA, FEC, FCC, DNI, DOD, and other acronyms too obscure to recognize, but wielding enormous power over mere citizens. 

Over eight years, these agencies generated hundreds of thousands of new, un-legislated regulations that were an effective stranglehold on the American economy.  Trump is undoing all of this terrible damage, bit by bit, agency by agency. He got a measure of tax reform passed, which is already reaping rewards for those who need jobs or better jobs.  

He is unleashing the economy and it is booming.  And the left hates him for it.  They actually do hate him more than they love their country.  One only had to watch them refuse to applaud any person or anything positive at the SOTU to observe how insufferable Pelosi, Schumer  and their  mind-numbed acolytes truly are.

While corruption has always been part of the inhuman condition among the denizens of DC, the level of that corruption grew under the Bill Clinton presidency and exploded under the Obama administration.  Obama and Hillary are both students of Saul Alinsky.  They adhere to those Rules for Radicals and have little patience for the well-designed chaos of our meant-to-be Constitutional Republic.  They have no patience for the needs and wants of regular Americans for whom they have only contempt. 

Nancy Pelosi talked herself to near-death on Wednesday on behalf of the millions of illegal immigrant “dreamers” she values over and above any legal citizen.  The woman is demented.  Never once has she expressed compassion for the families who have lost loved ones to the crimes of illegal alien criminals.  They are insignificant casualties of her open borders mania.  Seventy percent of Americans want legal immigration based on merit, and they want border security and an end to chain migration.  They want the wall.

Perhaps because in the real world of industry, service, manufacturing, agriculture, entertainment, food production, and other productive enterprise, character and diligence are  the  keys to success.  Talent and expertise are crucial, as is a work ethic.  These are the qualities that are quintessentially American across the board in all walks of life — except government!  These are the values that have built this country. 

While there are more than a few talented men and women of character in government, they are still the exception in the upper echelons,  not the rule.  There are even fewer men and women of character in the mainstream media, which is why we are blessed to have so many reliable internet news outlets aside from ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and MSNBC.  

Far too many of these people, our so-called leaders, rose to their positions of power by default, with other people’s money, people rich enough to buy influence,  or their own dynastic money like the Kennedys.  How can men and women of fine character and an aptitude for leadership go up against candidates funded by an evil man like George Soros?  They cannot.  

And so we are saddled with ignoble people like those in the Obama administration and those who remain in the deep state who are doing their best to take out the most consequential and conservative President we’ve had since Reagan.   We must find a way to weed out the reprobates.  Most American are sick to death of the dregs running the show.



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The Democrats' Defense of the Indefensible



The most confounding aspect of the response to "the memo" is the Left's hysteria over its release to the public. 



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Real Americans vs. Our Effete Elites


America was founded to be free and democratic — unlike England with its monarchy and rigid class system. While classes will always be with us, only in America is class mobility possible and likely. Over our two-hundred and forty-two years, millions of people have become successful because they were not bound to the economic plight to which they might have been born. Americans do not care about the state of one’s birth. They revere hard work, invention, imagination, and success. Success, to most Americans does not necessarily connote great wealth. In this country it means having a work ethic, work that one is good at, satisfaction in that work, providing for one’s family and the contentment, a form of wealth to be sure, that derives from all of the above.

Somewhere over the last few days a wise person wrote that “if only the rich and powerful could grasp the notion that the rest of the citizenry does not envy them,” does not wish to live in their mansions, to drive their cars, or to send their children to the prestigious private schools to which they send their children. If our wealthy elites could get over their superiority complex and accept that most of us do not envy them, they might be better citizens, more respectful of the rest of us, better leaders. Illustrious schools may give those children of the rich and powerful a leg up but they do not guarantee happiness, kindness to others, or generosity of spirit. Their inherited wealth does not guarantee they will be good spouses or parents. It is more likely that the children of the very rich often lack the character of their ancestors who actually worked very hard to make the money on which they live so well today.

Those children of the very wealthy who are sent off to expensive boarding schools, to the Ivy Leagues, do not necessarily lead happy lives. Much is expected of such inheritors of wealth and privilege; they must be as successful as their elders, productive in the name of the family. They must belong to the right clubs, dine at the right restaurants, shop at the right couture shops, hire the right caterers, see the right plays, etc. Think Frasier! Their kids must be accepted to the right pre-school, let alone the right private elementary and high school. Their kids are pawns in an ugly, cutthroat game of parental bragging rights.

To our millions of self-made successes, kudos, but it still does not make you better than other Americans even if it does make you wealthier. The comical aspect of our current political spectrum is that the not-rich progressive leftists are extremely envious of the very rich. They are angry that they exist. They resent their good fortune. These were the Bernie Sanders supporters; Bernie did a good job of filling them with rage against the undeserving rich, socialist that he is. Obama’s and Hillary’s supporters were the virtue-signaling left, often rich themselves but generally ignorant of history and the actual policies of the right, the ones that aim to engender self-reliance and smaller government, the policies that would truly empower minorities rather than make them dependent. Those folks are all about big government, entitlements, mandates, and control of the masses that they disdain.

Most Americans could not care less about the shallow pursuits of the one percent. They want to live their lives, raise their kids to be good citizens, enjoy their sports, their faiths, their hobbies, and varied pursuits and to be left alone by the government. They do not want the state or federal government to mandate that their kids need to know about homosexuality and transgenderism in kindergarten or that males can use the girls’ bathroom if he/she feels like it. This is not the stuff of the American heartland which is why those Americans are so hated by the elite denizens of the beltway and the left coast. Those oh-so-elegant folks wallow in their misery at having to abide “normals.” But it is the normals who corner the market on common sense, real diversity and actual grace. There is nothing of grace among the anti-Constitution leftists.

These people, our supposed betters who wield power and are able to influence how the rest of us live, very truly believe they are superior beings. Only they have the correct opinions. Only they go the right schools, read the correct publications and websites. One only has to read James Damore’s complaint against Google to see how narcissistically arrogant the tech left has become. Read Melinda Byerley’s tweets that express her contempt for Americans unlike herself. Listen to Hillary’s speech about Trump supporters as deplorables. That is what they believe.

The left these days is vicious and intolerant. Leftists no longer even pretend to condone diverse or opposing opinions. They are demonstrating bad behavior all over the nation with their silly marches. Conservatives were horrified at what Obama did to this country over his eight years but we did not act out like banshees in the streets. Our left has surpassed Saul Alinsky’s tactics in their campaign to destroy those whom they oppose. That would be anyone with a differing thought. Consider the campaigns to prevent conservative speakers from appearing at any university and the offer of counseling if one is allowed to speak.

The American left today is fascist. They intend to dictate to every citizen what they can say, do or think. And they are indoctrinating our young people, our elementary through university students, with their radical intolerance. College students no longer learn about the horrors of communism and fascism, both products of the far left. No, they are being trained to be mind-numbed, doctrinaire leftists. They learn to renounce their country, our Constitution, to abhor themselves if white, to see themselves as a victim and so superior if black, Hispanic, etc. To be a minority in America is to be privileged in one sense. Unless one is Asian! Asians are not victims because they value education and succeed in record numbers. They are discriminated against for being successful.

Victimhood is a status symbol on American campuses. Gov. Andrew Cuomo of NY wants to give all illegals free college tuition! While native-born students are condemned to usurious student loans or no college? Why is the entire country not sick to death of the left’s prioritizing illegal immigrants over our citizens? It is so obviously all about votes. If these immigrants were going to be voting Republican, the border would have been sealed up long ago. Make no mistake, this is all about importing Democrat voters. The less educated, the more dependent on U.S. government, the better. They will vote democrat. That is how racist the left is; import millions of third-world immigrants whom we can use and abuse.

The American left today is racist. They have always assumed the inferiority of minorities which is why they court them as dupes and dupes too many have been for decades. Not until Trump was elected has the black unemployment dropped to its lowest level ever recorded. If only professors of history would teach Malcolm X! He realized, after traveling in the Middle East, that “tribes” hang together. Not by color, but by family, friends, and neighbors. This revelation, once he returned to America, got him killed. The Nation of Islam did not want anyone here to accept the truth of Malcolm X’s epiphany: racism is contrivance, a sham invented by the left to disempower African Americans. Convince them they are inferior, that that they need to be taken care of by the government and the democrats will remain in power forever! Being the racists they are, projection came easy. It has always been the left that assumes African-Americans need a leg up. It is conservatives who have always embraced MLK’s dictate about the content of character. The left is all about skin color; to the right skin color is irrelevant.

The entrenched members of the D.C. establishment, left and right, inhabit a rarefied world the rest of us cannot imagine. There is no right or wrong, good or bad, moral or immoral. There is only “how do I keep my cushy job?” There are of course exceptions to this rule but not nearly enough of them. For the most part they are an arrogant, supercilious bunch of folks. And because they believe they are entitled to a unique status, so are their children, siblings, and distant relatives, etc. That is who our ambassadors are, who our lobbyists are. That Trump is upending “how things are done in D.C.” is an earthquake. How dare he buck the system? Trump has indeed challenged the system. And he is winning. He is draining the swamp, little by little, criminal by criminal.

The revealed corruption of the FBI and DOJ is tragic and largely the responsibility of the Clintons and Obama. Obama built upon, took his cues from the Clintons, the most corrupt family ever to wield political power in America. Astonishingly, no one of the left seems to care about how criminal the Obama administration was or how unscrupulous the Clintons have always been. They are fighting the release of the “memo” prepared by Republicans on the Intelligence Committee! There can be no transparency when their ox is being gored! Their disdain for Constitutional ethics is telling. No one on the left seems to care about the horrific abuse of power that occurred under Obama. He effectively turned our law enforcement agencies into a Stasi that spies on its own citizens.

To be sure, there are many wealthy and privileged Americans who are selfless and spend their lives doing good work for their country and for those in need, but they are the quiet ones. It is the noisy anti-Trumpers that are fit to be tied. Trump has indeed upset the apple cart of the D.C. elites. Their bad habits are being exposed, their entitlement mindset, their right to premium healthcare they deny to others, their sense that they are above the law (clearly they are), their belief that only their opinions on all things are “correct.” The Democrats are no longer liberal, they are radical and anti-democratic. This incarnation of the progressive left prioritizes illegal immigrants, including MS-13 gang members, over American citizens. They value the rights of gays and transgendered persons over all other Americans. They abandoned working class Americans in favor of racial minorities in the 2016 election, which is why they lost. They enforce equality by dumbing down education across the board. Equality of opportunity be damned.

Education is where the elites do have an unfair advantage. Their privileged kids do read great literature, learn higher math and actual science. Every one of them knows that man-made global warming is a hoax but they perpetrate it still because they think it will scare “the people” into compliance. They still travel all over the world in private jets. The “people” are less likely to drive the SUVs the elites take for granted, the big ones. The “people” will conserve water, recycle, embrace all the diversity in their communities, etc. unlike our beltway betters. The very rich do none of those things because they are special. The people do not envy them one bit; they sometimes pity them. And it is “the people” who made America great.

“Feelings of superiority always stem from an illusion.”

― Marty Rubin

America was founded to be free and democratic — unlike England with its monarchy and rigid class system. While classes will always be with us, only in America is class mobility possible and likely. Over our two-hundred and forty-two years, millions of people have become successful because they were not bound to the economic plight to which they might have been born. Americans do not care about the state of one’s birth. They revere hard work, invention, imagination, and success. Success, to most Americans does not necessarily connote great wealth. In this country it means having a work ethic, work that one is good at, satisfaction in that work, providing for one’s family and the contentment, a form of wealth to be sure, that derives from all of the above.

Somewhere over the last few days a wise person wrote that “if only the rich and powerful could grasp the notion that the rest of the citizenry does not envy them,” does not wish to live in their mansions, to drive their cars, or to send their children to the prestigious private schools to which they send their children. If our wealthy elites could get over their superiority complex and accept that most of us do not envy them, they might be better citizens, more respectful of the rest of us, better leaders. Illustrious schools may give those children of the rich and powerful a leg up but they do not guarantee happiness, kindness to others, or generosity of spirit. Their inherited wealth does not guarantee they will be good spouses or parents. It is more likely that the children of the very rich often lack the character of their ancestors who actually worked very hard to make the money on which they live so well today.

Those children of the very wealthy who are sent off to expensive boarding schools, to the Ivy Leagues, do not necessarily lead happy lives. Much is expected of such inheritors of wealth and privilege; they must be as successful as their elders, productive in the name of the family. They must belong to the right clubs, dine at the right restaurants, shop at the right couture shops, hire the right caterers, see the right plays, etc. Think Frasier! Their kids must be accepted to the right pre-school, let alone the right private elementary and high school. Their kids are pawns in an ugly, cutthroat game of parental bragging rights.

To our millions of self-made successes, kudos, but it still does not make you better than other Americans even if it does make you wealthier. The comical aspect of our current political spectrum is that the not-rich progressive leftists are extremely envious of the very rich. They are angry that they exist. They resent their good fortune. These were the Bernie Sanders supporters; Bernie did a good job of filling them with rage against the undeserving rich, socialist that he is. Obama’s and Hillary’s supporters were the virtue-signaling left, often rich themselves but generally ignorant of history and the actual policies of the right, the ones that aim to engender self-reliance and smaller government, the policies that would truly empower minorities rather than make them dependent. Those folks are all about big government, entitlements, mandates, and control of the masses that they disdain.

Most Americans could not care less about the shallow pursuits of the one percent. They want to live their lives, raise their kids to be good citizens, enjoy their sports, their faiths, their hobbies, and varied pursuits and to be left alone by the government. They do not want the state or federal government to mandate that their kids need to know about homosexuality and transgenderism in kindergarten or that males can use the girls’ bathroom if he/she feels like it. This is not the stuff of the American heartland which is why those Americans are so hated by the elite denizens of the beltway and the left coast. Those oh-so-elegant folks wallow in their misery at having to abide “normals.” But it is the normals who corner the market on common sense, real diversity and actual grace. There is nothing of grace among the anti-Constitution leftists.

These people, our supposed betters who wield power and are able to influence how the rest of us live, very truly believe they are superior beings. Only they have the correct opinions. Only they go the right schools, read the correct publications and websites. One only has to read James Damore’s complaint against Google to see how narcissistically arrogant the tech left has become. Read Melinda Byerley’s tweets that express her contempt for Americans unlike herself. Listen to Hillary’s speech about Trump supporters as deplorables. That is what they believe.

The left these days is vicious and intolerant. Leftists no longer even pretend to condone diverse or opposing opinions. They are demonstrating bad behavior all over the nation with their silly marches. Conservatives were horrified at what Obama did to this country over his eight years but we did not act out like banshees in the streets. Our left has surpassed Saul Alinsky’s tactics in their campaign to destroy those whom they oppose. That would be anyone with a differing thought. Consider the campaigns to prevent conservative speakers from appearing at any university and the offer of counseling if one is allowed to speak.

The American left today is fascist. They intend to dictate to every citizen what they can say, do or think. And they are indoctrinating our young people, our elementary through university students, with their radical intolerance. College students no longer learn about the horrors of communism and fascism, both products of the far left. No, they are being trained to be mind-numbed, doctrinaire leftists. They learn to renounce their country, our Constitution, to abhor themselves if white, to see themselves as a victim and so superior if black, Hispanic, etc. To be a minority in America is to be privileged in one sense. Unless one is Asian! Asians are not victims because they value education and succeed in record numbers. They are discriminated against for being successful.

Victimhood is a status symbol on American campuses. Gov. Andrew Cuomo of NY wants to give all illegals free college tuition! While native-born students are condemned to usurious student loans or no college? Why is the entire country not sick to death of the left’s prioritizing illegal immigrants over our citizens? It is so obviously all about votes. If these immigrants were going to be voting Republican, the border would have been sealed up long ago. Make no mistake, this is all about importing Democrat voters. The less educated, the more dependent on U.S. government, the better. They will vote democrat. That is how racist the left is; import millions of third-world immigrants whom we can use and abuse.

The American left today is racist. They have always assumed the inferiority of minorities which is why they court them as dupes and dupes too many have been for decades. Not until Trump was elected has the black unemployment dropped to its lowest level ever recorded. If only professors of history would teach Malcolm X! He realized, after traveling in the Middle East, that “tribes” hang together. Not by color, but by family, friends, and neighbors. This revelation, once he returned to America, got him killed. The Nation of Islam did not want anyone here to accept the truth of Malcolm X’s epiphany: racism is contrivance, a sham invented by the left to disempower African Americans. Convince them they are inferior, that that they need to be taken care of by the government and the democrats will remain in power forever! Being the racists they are, projection came easy. It has always been the left that assumes African-Americans need a leg up. It is conservatives who have always embraced MLK’s dictate about the content of character. The left is all about skin color; to the right skin color is irrelevant.

The entrenched members of the D.C. establishment, left and right, inhabit a rarefied world the rest of us cannot imagine. There is no right or wrong, good or bad, moral or immoral. There is only “how do I keep my cushy job?” There are of course exceptions to this rule but not nearly enough of them. For the most part they are an arrogant, supercilious bunch of folks. And because they believe they are entitled to a unique status, so are their children, siblings, and distant relatives, etc. That is who our ambassadors are, who our lobbyists are. That Trump is upending “how things are done in D.C.” is an earthquake. How dare he buck the system? Trump has indeed challenged the system. And he is winning. He is draining the swamp, little by little, criminal by criminal.

The revealed corruption of the FBI and DOJ is tragic and largely the responsibility of the Clintons and Obama. Obama built upon, took his cues from the Clintons, the most corrupt family ever to wield political power in America. Astonishingly, no one of the left seems to care about how criminal the Obama administration was or how unscrupulous the Clintons have always been. They are fighting the release of the “memo” prepared by Republicans on the Intelligence Committee! There can be no transparency when their ox is being gored! Their disdain for Constitutional ethics is telling. No one on the left seems to care about the horrific abuse of power that occurred under Obama. He effectively turned our law enforcement agencies into a Stasi that spies on its own citizens.

To be sure, there are many wealthy and privileged Americans who are selfless and spend their lives doing good work for their country and for those in need, but they are the quiet ones. It is the noisy anti-Trumpers that are fit to be tied. Trump has indeed upset the apple cart of the D.C. elites. Their bad habits are being exposed, their entitlement mindset, their right to premium healthcare they deny to others, their sense that they are above the law (clearly they are), their belief that only their opinions on all things are “correct.” The Democrats are no longer liberal, they are radical and anti-democratic. This incarnation of the progressive left prioritizes illegal immigrants, including MS-13 gang members, over American citizens. They value the rights of gays and transgendered persons over all other Americans. They abandoned working class Americans in favor of racial minorities in the 2016 election, which is why they lost. They enforce equality by dumbing down education across the board. Equality of opportunity be damned.

Education is where the elites do have an unfair advantage. Their privileged kids do read great literature, learn higher math and actual science. Every one of them knows that man-made global warming is a hoax but they perpetrate it still because they think it will scare “the people” into compliance. They still travel all over the world in private jets. The “people” are less likely to drive the SUVs the elites take for granted, the big ones. The “people” will conserve water, recycle, embrace all the diversity in their communities, etc. unlike our beltway betters. The very rich do none of those things because they are special. The people do not envy them one bit; they sometimes pity them. And it is “the people” who made America great.

“Feelings of superiority always stem from an illusion.”

― Marty Rubin



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Trump: The Unlikeliest Churchillian



Beneath the veneer of literary styles, there are obvious historical similarities between Winston Churchill's becoming prime minister and Donald Trump's shocking election to the American presidency.



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The Sorcerer's Apprentices: FBI, DOJ, GPS, DNC


Disney’s gloriously animated Fantasia of 1940, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice tells the story of a magician’s helper who is tasked with bringing water in buckets, two at a time on a broom handle, from a well into his master’s cauldron.  To ease his workload, he put on the sorcerer’s hat and commanded the broom to continue his job. Then he fell asleep.  When he awoke, the broom had brought so much water into the castle it was flooded.  The apprentice tried to stop the broom by using an axe to splinter it into pieces.   But the broom pieces, lots of them, came alive, got up and continued to bring the water into the castle.

In the original German poem by Goethe on which the segment is based, the apprentice implores the sorcerer to help him with the mess he has engendered.  The German line that translates as “The spirits that I called,” is often used to describe situations that spin out of control because allies have been summoned that cannot be controlled. 

The spirits the Democratic Party put into service to defeat and unseat Donald Trump have indeed spun out of control and  exposed the Left’s  nefarious schemes for all to see.  It’s an ugly scenario.  Many people may, and should, go to prison if we still have a functioning legal system.

So shocked by Trump’s win in the 2016 election, the Progressive left and their partners in partisanship, the media, went into paroxysms of despair and disbelief. How could this have happened?  Hillary’s win was in the bag! Now we know that she had the DOJ and the FBI, Fusion GPS, the DNC, all of her broom splinters marching in lockstep to guarantee her victory.   That combination of forces early on were hard at work on their “insurance policy” months before the election.  They were determined that Trump would never get close to the Oval Office.  Working in concert, this bunch of pro-Hillary activists would see to that.

But then Trump won! What to do now? How would they prevent him from taking office?  They developed a plan.   Take the fake “dossier” HRC had commissioned the previous spring, spice it up with ridiculous allegations and anonymously distribute it to the media, to members of Congress.  Senator McCain was so excited to get his hands on it he sent an envoy to pick it up in Europe.  They would not give it to actual intelligence experts,  who would recognize it immediately as fraudulent.  No, they had to get it to the public by other means, Mother Jones and Buzzfeed, and then the MSM.  The American people surely would believe it because they are so gullible, so inherently stupid.   The new goal was to take Trump down before inauguration.

In the meantime, within twenty-four hours of Hillary’s defeat, they also concocted and activated the “collusion with Russia”meme.  They would, without a shred of evidence, go all in on the fable that the Russians had infiltrated every aspect of our election in order to guarantee a Trump win.  It was ludicrous on its face but they went with it.  The anti-Trump left bought it hook, line and sinker as did the all-in-for-Hillary media.  Most of these players probably knew it was a wholesale lie.  It didn’t matter that it was a fabrication if it worked.  As Harry Reid infamously said after claiming Romney had not paid taxes in ten years, a lie, “It worked, didn’t it?”  Hillary’s brooms were marching and multiplying into silly marches and protests that had nothing to do with Trump or his proposed policies; they hated him without one good reason.  They accused him of all the usual thought crimes:  racism, homophobia, sexism, nationalism, white supremacism – for none of which existed single bit of evidence Trump was guilty.  The brooms became mindless robots spouting hateful nonsense.

If their plan didn’t work before inauguration, they would, after inauguration collectively dog the man with a Special Counsel investigation.  They would hound the honorable AG Sessions to recuse himself, get their pal Rod Rosenstein to appoint his mentor and Comey’s BFF  Robert Mueller to head up what would become  a major hit job.  Mueller would gather up a bevy of like-minded leftist Clinton supporters to help, legal hitmen, all determined to take Trump down and out of the Presidency.  

They would leave no stone unturned to demolish this man they considered so beneath them.  Why? Because what if he succeeded? What if he did jumpstart the economy?  What if he did close down the border and more jobless Americans found work?  What if he did manage to bring manufacturing back to the US?  Boost the stock market? What if he did abrogate all the Obama regulations that had for eight years strangled the American economy?  That would all be very bad for the Left.  African Americans might finally realize that the Democratic Party has been the albatross around their necks for at least two generations.  No.  Trump could not be allowed to remain in office and succeed.  Meanwhile, the left’s brooms continue to purposefully corrupt the constitutional process of the transition from one President to the next.. 

In spite of Rep. Adam Schiff’s messianic conviction that Trump is guilty of conspiring with Russia to deny Hillary the presidency, the “collusion” investigation” has led to nothing but the clear evidence that it was the FBI and the DOJ in collusion with Fusion GPS and the Clinton campaign that had been working feverishly to repudiate the Constitution and cheat their way to the Presidency.  It is the Clintons that long have been in close contact with Russia for the big bucks.  Nevertheless, Schiff has spent the last year pretending he knows things he does not, taunting the oh-so-willing-to-believe-the-worst media with tiny kernels of coming “proof.”  The man has spent a year embarrassing himself.  And now we know he is an inveterate leaker of anything that will excite said media even if his leaks have no basis in fact.  He is a pathetic example of an elected Representative. 

The “Trump colluded with Russia” lie has slipped away so Trump’s opponents have altered their plan.  They shifted slightly to focusing on the singular  charge of obstruction of justice for firing Comey.   But as the crimes of Obama officials Brennan, Clapper, Comey and their coterie of willing accomplices at the FBI and the DOJ become more evident by the day, they have been forced to move to the criminal offense of the day, sexual harassment.  As we learned this week, Lisa Bloom, unethical to her core, was offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to women if they would publically accuse Trump of groping them or something.  It seems the entire population of the Democratic Party was and remains eager to break the law to keep Trump from taking office and now to evict him from the White House by any means.  

But their plans have gone awry.  It turns out that it is mostly Democrats who are the sexual abusers.  They are being exposed and fired almost on a daily basis.  Like the apprentice’s broom, the guilty-of-groping group is multiplying, and growing, and growing.  Most of them, (not all), are highfalutin progressive elites like Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, John Conyers, Al Franken, Ryan Lizza, and Harvey Weinstein,  among a long list of others who are being scrapped by the folks who  have revered them for decades for their correct political positions, even if they knew of their proclivities, just as they all knew of Bill Clinton’s philandering inclinations.   

Now, gross hypocrisy is the order of the day.  The new plan to oust Trump is to make groping the crime of the century and find him guilty enough to impeach, no matter how many of their own sacrificial lambs it takes.  It won’t work.  The people who voted for Trump did not take seriously the allegations of the women who accused Trump before the election.   The machinations of Lisa Bloom have proven the voters wiser than their so-called betters.   The brooms are out of control and flailing.  They are up to their handle tops in mendacity.

The Democrats called on the spirits they assumed they could count on to do their bidding and their bidding only.  It never occurred to them that their plan could backfire.  They were happy to take Trump’s money when he contributed to their campaigns, happy to stay in his hotels, golf on his courses, and attend his parties, but once he became the candidate as a Republican, they all turned on him.  This businessman who knew how to get things done was suddenly anathema to the self-appointed elites of NY and DC.  That their conspiracy to destroy Trump is falling apart is just retribution.  Trump has worked a lot of magic in his first year; a miracle given the round-the-clock abuse he takes from the Left/media.  It is a miracle he won given the powerful forces aligned against him.   He is some sort of sorcerer, here to hopefully save the country from the folly and deceit of the Progressive Left.   

Disney’s gloriously animated Fantasia of 1940, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice tells the story of a magician’s helper who is tasked with bringing water in buckets, two at a time on a broom handle, from a well into his master’s cauldron.  To ease his workload, he put on the sorcerer’s hat and commanded the broom to continue his job. Then he fell asleep.  When he awoke, the broom had brought so much water into the castle it was flooded.  The apprentice tried to stop the broom by using an axe to splinter it into pieces.   But the broom pieces, lots of them, came alive, got up and continued to bring the water into the castle.

In the original German poem by Goethe on which the segment is based, the apprentice implores the sorcerer to help him with the mess he has engendered.  The German line that translates as “The spirits that I called,” is often used to describe situations that spin out of control because allies have been summoned that cannot be controlled. 

The spirits the Democratic Party put into service to defeat and unseat Donald Trump have indeed spun out of control and  exposed the Left’s  nefarious schemes for all to see.  It’s an ugly scenario.  Many people may, and should, go to prison if we still have a functioning legal system.

So shocked by Trump’s win in the 2016 election, the Progressive left and their partners in partisanship, the media, went into paroxysms of despair and disbelief. How could this have happened?  Hillary’s win was in the bag! Now we know that she had the DOJ and the FBI, Fusion GPS, the DNC, all of her broom splinters marching in lockstep to guarantee her victory.   That combination of forces early on were hard at work on their “insurance policy” months before the election.  They were determined that Trump would never get close to the Oval Office.  Working in concert, this bunch of pro-Hillary activists would see to that.

But then Trump won! What to do now? How would they prevent him from taking office?  They developed a plan.   Take the fake “dossier” HRC had commissioned the previous spring, spice it up with ridiculous allegations and anonymously distribute it to the media, to members of Congress.  Senator McCain was so excited to get his hands on it he sent an envoy to pick it up in Europe.  They would not give it to actual intelligence experts,  who would recognize it immediately as fraudulent.  No, they had to get it to the public by other means, Mother Jones and Buzzfeed, and then the MSM.  The American people surely would believe it because they are so gullible, so inherently stupid.   The new goal was to take Trump down before inauguration.

In the meantime, within twenty-four hours of Hillary’s defeat, they also concocted and activated the “collusion with Russia”meme.  They would, without a shred of evidence, go all in on the fable that the Russians had infiltrated every aspect of our election in order to guarantee a Trump win.  It was ludicrous on its face but they went with it.  The anti-Trump left bought it hook, line and sinker as did the all-in-for-Hillary media.  Most of these players probably knew it was a wholesale lie.  It didn’t matter that it was a fabrication if it worked.  As Harry Reid infamously said after claiming Romney had not paid taxes in ten years, a lie, “It worked, didn’t it?”  Hillary’s brooms were marching and multiplying into silly marches and protests that had nothing to do with Trump or his proposed policies; they hated him without one good reason.  They accused him of all the usual thought crimes:  racism, homophobia, sexism, nationalism, white supremacism – for none of which existed single bit of evidence Trump was guilty.  The brooms became mindless robots spouting hateful nonsense.

If their plan didn’t work before inauguration, they would, after inauguration collectively dog the man with a Special Counsel investigation.  They would hound the honorable AG Sessions to recuse himself, get their pal Rod Rosenstein to appoint his mentor and Comey’s BFF  Robert Mueller to head up what would become  a major hit job.  Mueller would gather up a bevy of like-minded leftist Clinton supporters to help, legal hitmen, all determined to take Trump down and out of the Presidency.  

They would leave no stone unturned to demolish this man they considered so beneath them.  Why? Because what if he succeeded? What if he did jumpstart the economy?  What if he did close down the border and more jobless Americans found work?  What if he did manage to bring manufacturing back to the US?  Boost the stock market? What if he did abrogate all the Obama regulations that had for eight years strangled the American economy?  That would all be very bad for the Left.  African Americans might finally realize that the Democratic Party has been the albatross around their necks for at least two generations.  No.  Trump could not be allowed to remain in office and succeed.  Meanwhile, the left’s brooms continue to purposefully corrupt the constitutional process of the transition from one President to the next.. 

In spite of Rep. Adam Schiff’s messianic conviction that Trump is guilty of conspiring with Russia to deny Hillary the presidency, the “collusion” investigation” has led to nothing but the clear evidence that it was the FBI and the DOJ in collusion with Fusion GPS and the Clinton campaign that had been working feverishly to repudiate the Constitution and cheat their way to the Presidency.  It is the Clintons that long have been in close contact with Russia for the big bucks.  Nevertheless, Schiff has spent the last year pretending he knows things he does not, taunting the oh-so-willing-to-believe-the-worst media with tiny kernels of coming “proof.”  The man has spent a year embarrassing himself.  And now we know he is an inveterate leaker of anything that will excite said media even if his leaks have no basis in fact.  He is a pathetic example of an elected Representative. 

The “Trump colluded with Russia” lie has slipped away so Trump’s opponents have altered their plan.  They shifted slightly to focusing on the singular  charge of obstruction of justice for firing Comey.   But as the crimes of Obama officials Brennan, Clapper, Comey and their coterie of willing accomplices at the FBI and the DOJ become more evident by the day, they have been forced to move to the criminal offense of the day, sexual harassment.  As we learned this week, Lisa Bloom, unethical to her core, was offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to women if they would publically accuse Trump of groping them or something.  It seems the entire population of the Democratic Party was and remains eager to break the law to keep Trump from taking office and now to evict him from the White House by any means.  

But their plans have gone awry.  It turns out that it is mostly Democrats who are the sexual abusers.  They are being exposed and fired almost on a daily basis.  Like the apprentice’s broom, the guilty-of-groping group is multiplying, and growing, and growing.  Most of them, (not all), are highfalutin progressive elites like Charlie Rose, Matt Lauer, John Conyers, Al Franken, Ryan Lizza, and Harvey Weinstein,  among a long list of others who are being scrapped by the folks who  have revered them for decades for their correct political positions, even if they knew of their proclivities, just as they all knew of Bill Clinton’s philandering inclinations.   

Now, gross hypocrisy is the order of the day.  The new plan to oust Trump is to make groping the crime of the century and find him guilty enough to impeach, no matter how many of their own sacrificial lambs it takes.  It won’t work.  The people who voted for Trump did not take seriously the allegations of the women who accused Trump before the election.   The machinations of Lisa Bloom have proven the voters wiser than their so-called betters.   The brooms are out of control and flailing.  They are up to their handle tops in mendacity.

The Democrats called on the spirits they assumed they could count on to do their bidding and their bidding only.  It never occurred to them that their plan could backfire.  They were happy to take Trump’s money when he contributed to their campaigns, happy to stay in his hotels, golf on his courses, and attend his parties, but once he became the candidate as a Republican, they all turned on him.  This businessman who knew how to get things done was suddenly anathema to the self-appointed elites of NY and DC.  That their conspiracy to destroy Trump is falling apart is just retribution.  Trump has worked a lot of magic in his first year; a miracle given the round-the-clock abuse he takes from the Left/media.  It is a miracle he won given the powerful forces aligned against him.   He is some sort of sorcerer, here to hopefully save the country from the folly and deceit of the Progressive Left.   



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Two kinds of truth: actual and political


“…there are two kinds of truth in this world.  The truth that is the unalterable bedrock of one’s life and mission.  And the other, malleable truth of politicians, charlatans, corrupt lawyers, and their clients, bent and molded to serve whatever purpose was at hand.”  Michael Connelly, Two Kinds of Truth 

There is a mass hysteria gripping the country at the moment. Some if it is probably part of a misguided plan to unseat Trump. The truly evil deeds of some are being conflated with far lesser crimes; but all forms of sexual predation are illicit and destructive. It was the New York Times’s journalistic equivalent of a nuclear bomb that revealed what thousands of people had known for three decades: that Harvey Weinstein has been a sexually abusive monster.  Everyone in the “business” knew it but kept quiet.  His politics were “correct,” so no one reported his many crimes against women.  He was a huge donor to Democrats, especially to the Clintons. To be in bed with the Clintons is to be above the law and corrupt to the core.  All of which means that, as night follows day, the Hollywood/Weinstein level of predation is probably rampant in Congress as well.  

Some of the journalists who viciously demeaned Bill Clinton’s victims in the 1990s are crawling all over themselves now, to say that they were wrong to defend him.  They were young! They did not know any better.”  Or, as Kirsten Gillibrand commented, “Times have changed.”  

No, Senator, rape and any kind of sexual abuse was very wrong then and is still very wrong today.  But those Clinton defenders never gave a thought to right and wrong.  Just as university students today are taught that one must be a leftist or suffer well-deserved consequences, those “young” journalists never gave a thought to Bill Clinton’s victims or what they may have suffered.  Oh, no! They had to be destroyed.  

Just as the leftists of Congress and the media who protected and continued to revere Ted Kennedy after he was wholly responsible for the death of a young woman in 1969, Mary Jo Kopechne, the left of the Clinton era never thought twice about maligning Bill’s victims to protect him.  It had to be done.  Ted Kennedy should have gone to prison, but he remained in the Senate despite his reputation as the Harvey Weinstein of Congress. Bill Clinton remained in the Oval Office despite his having defiled it.   The effusive glory that poured out of the mouths of every person who spoke at Ted’s funeral, including the now traitorous Mitch McConnell, was enough to make one gag. The “lion of the Senate” was the scourge of the Senate.

Just as everyone in Hollywood knew Weinstein was a barbarous abuser of women, every member of Congress knew the same about Ted Kennedy.  Bottom line?  The denizens of DC are as morally bankrupt as the swamp dwellers of the film and television industry.  Too many of them, not all of them of course, have lost all sense of right and wrong.  They defend creeps like Al Franken for the same reason Nina Burleigh offered her special services to Bill Clinton; their politics are “correct.” They leap at the chance to destroy a man like Roy Moore because his politics are wrong.  Right and wrong? Good vs. evil? Morality vs. immorality?  Not relevant.  They have sold their souls for power.  

Alexander Hamilton wrote that “Ambition without principle never was long under the guidance of good sense.” IndeedThe Kennedys, the Clintons and their defenders in the government and media are the personification of ambition without principle. They have done the nation great and lasting harm.  They see, they know, they defend, and keep silent about criminal scoundrels in their midst, victims be damned.  Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan are as guilty as Kennedy and the Clintons.  They are harboring nameless sex offenders as we speak.  Their greater good is themselves, not the country.

The Clinton administration was corrupt, but the Obama administration took its cue from them and built upon it to become the most corrupt administration in modern history.  The combined list of crimes committed by the two presidencies of Clinton and Obama is too long to list here. Both administrations were chock full of criminals and we are living with the consequences of their misdeeds today.  The Clintons learned their tricks of the trade from the Kennedys.  Obama learned his from the Clintons.  Hillary got fabulously rich while Obama looked the other way, national security be damned.   By now, all Americans should know that there are two kinds of truth.  The actual truth and the always malleable truth fed to us by our media, our politicians and our celebrities who fancy themselves as arbiters of our culture. They lie for their living and deny the truth of the depravities that thrive in their midst.

The Clintons and the Obama administration did terrible and increasingly dangerous damage to America.  Trump was elected to reverse course but the forces of the left and the entrenched Republicans are all aligned to sabotage him and the agenda he was elected to implement.  They cannot abide an outsider in their club.  He does not operate like them, speak like them or think like them;  all to the good for his supporters.  These people, the DC establishment,  have no reverence for actual truth. They believe in their divine right to dictate their “truth” to the rest of us. The Democrats and establishment Republicans mean to submarine tax reform and likely will, just as they did with Obamacare repeal.  Is there anything more disingenuous than campaigning on repeal for seven years and then not doing it?  It is a conspiracy of the establishment to subvert Trump and thumb their noses to those who voted for him.  

The sexual and/or power predators of the Hollywood left and in Congress are all of a piece, a nasty piece of collective work.  The good guys among them are too few to bring about a change in how the country is governed.  We are at the mercy of a corrupt ruling class unless we fight back very hard.  The old guard needs to be gone; Schumer, Pelosi, McConnell, Durbin, McCain, Corker, Leahy, etc.  They are a scourge upon us.  They adhere to the morality-free fake truth of politicians.  They eschew the real truth.  It doesn’t matter to them.   They bend and mold their malleable truth, the truth of politicians, charlatans, corrupt lawyers [think Mueller] and their clients to serve whatever purpose is at hand.

“…there are two kinds of truth in this world.  The truth that is the unalterable bedrock of one’s life and mission.  And the other, malleable truth of politicians, charlatans, corrupt lawyers, and their clients, bent and molded to serve whatever purpose was at hand.”  Michael Connelly, Two Kinds of Truth 

There is a mass hysteria gripping the country at the moment. Some if it is probably part of a misguided plan to unseat Trump. The truly evil deeds of some are being conflated with far lesser crimes; but all forms of sexual predation are illicit and destructive. It was the New York Times’s journalistic equivalent of a nuclear bomb that revealed what thousands of people had known for three decades: that Harvey Weinstein has been a sexually abusive monster.  Everyone in the “business” knew it but kept quiet.  His politics were “correct,” so no one reported his many crimes against women.  He was a huge donor to Democrats, especially to the Clintons. To be in bed with the Clintons is to be above the law and corrupt to the core.  All of which means that, as night follows day, the Hollywood/Weinstein level of predation is probably rampant in Congress as well.  

Some of the journalists who viciously demeaned Bill Clinton’s victims in the 1990s are crawling all over themselves now, to say that they were wrong to defend him.  They were young! They did not know any better.”  Or, as Kirsten Gillibrand commented, “Times have changed.”  

No, Senator, rape and any kind of sexual abuse was very wrong then and is still very wrong today.  But those Clinton defenders never gave a thought to right and wrong.  Just as university students today are taught that one must be a leftist or suffer well-deserved consequences, those “young” journalists never gave a thought to Bill Clinton’s victims or what they may have suffered.  Oh, no! They had to be destroyed.  

Just as the leftists of Congress and the media who protected and continued to revere Ted Kennedy after he was wholly responsible for the death of a young woman in 1969, Mary Jo Kopechne, the left of the Clinton era never thought twice about maligning Bill’s victims to protect him.  It had to be done.  Ted Kennedy should have gone to prison, but he remained in the Senate despite his reputation as the Harvey Weinstein of Congress. Bill Clinton remained in the Oval Office despite his having defiled it.   The effusive glory that poured out of the mouths of every person who spoke at Ted’s funeral, including the now traitorous Mitch McConnell, was enough to make one gag. The “lion of the Senate” was the scourge of the Senate.

Just as everyone in Hollywood knew Weinstein was a barbarous abuser of women, every member of Congress knew the same about Ted Kennedy.  Bottom line?  The denizens of DC are as morally bankrupt as the swamp dwellers of the film and television industry.  Too many of them, not all of them of course, have lost all sense of right and wrong.  They defend creeps like Al Franken for the same reason Nina Burleigh offered her special services to Bill Clinton; their politics are “correct.” They leap at the chance to destroy a man like Roy Moore because his politics are wrong.  Right and wrong? Good vs. evil? Morality vs. immorality?  Not relevant.  They have sold their souls for power.  

Alexander Hamilton wrote that “Ambition without principle never was long under the guidance of good sense.” IndeedThe Kennedys, the Clintons and their defenders in the government and media are the personification of ambition without principle. They have done the nation great and lasting harm.  They see, they know, they defend, and keep silent about criminal scoundrels in their midst, victims be damned.  Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan are as guilty as Kennedy and the Clintons.  They are harboring nameless sex offenders as we speak.  Their greater good is themselves, not the country.

The Clinton administration was corrupt, but the Obama administration took its cue from them and built upon it to become the most corrupt administration in modern history.  The combined list of crimes committed by the two presidencies of Clinton and Obama is too long to list here. Both administrations were chock full of criminals and we are living with the consequences of their misdeeds today.  The Clintons learned their tricks of the trade from the Kennedys.  Obama learned his from the Clintons.  Hillary got fabulously rich while Obama looked the other way, national security be damned.   By now, all Americans should know that there are two kinds of truth.  The actual truth and the always malleable truth fed to us by our media, our politicians and our celebrities who fancy themselves as arbiters of our culture. They lie for their living and deny the truth of the depravities that thrive in their midst.

The Clintons and the Obama administration did terrible and increasingly dangerous damage to America.  Trump was elected to reverse course but the forces of the left and the entrenched Republicans are all aligned to sabotage him and the agenda he was elected to implement.  They cannot abide an outsider in their club.  He does not operate like them, speak like them or think like them;  all to the good for his supporters.  These people, the DC establishment,  have no reverence for actual truth. They believe in their divine right to dictate their “truth” to the rest of us. The Democrats and establishment Republicans mean to submarine tax reform and likely will, just as they did with Obamacare repeal.  Is there anything more disingenuous than campaigning on repeal for seven years and then not doing it?  It is a conspiracy of the establishment to subvert Trump and thumb their noses to those who voted for him.  

The sexual and/or power predators of the Hollywood left and in Congress are all of a piece, a nasty piece of collective work.  The good guys among them are too few to bring about a change in how the country is governed.  We are at the mercy of a corrupt ruling class unless we fight back very hard.  The old guard needs to be gone; Schumer, Pelosi, McConnell, Durbin, McCain, Corker, Leahy, etc.  They are a scourge upon us.  They adhere to the morality-free fake truth of politicians.  They eschew the real truth.  It doesn’t matter to them.   They bend and mold their malleable truth, the truth of politicians, charlatans, corrupt lawyers [think Mueller] and their clients to serve whatever purpose is at hand.



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Hillary Clinton: Faust and Mephistopheles Rolled into One


“Two souls, alas, are housed within my breast, And each will wrestle for the mastery there.”  Goethe, Faust

Most people are nominally familiar with the legend of Faust.  There are many variations but the essence of the tale remains the same.  It tells the story of a man unhappy with his own lack of success in life.  In frustration he becomes a sorcerer. Practicing his black magic, the devil materializes and offers him a deal:  The devil, Mephistopheles, will serve Faust and help him become a success in return for his eternal soul.  From this tale we get the adjective “Faustian,” to describe people whose pride and arrogance leads to their own downfall.  Hillary is both Faust and Mephistopheles.   She has, from her college days, sought ever-increasing power and money.  In the process,  she became both Faust, the eternally dissatisfied “scholar,” and Mephistopheles, the paragon of evil.  

From early days as the first lady of Arkansas, she felt entitled to more money and prestige than her husband earned as governor.  Together with her husband, she got them both involved in the Whitewater and Madison Guaranty real estate and bank scandals.  Once in the White House, her first depraved undertaking was to fire the entire White House travel office staff in order to turn the business over to a cousin of Bill Clinton’s and some Arkansas friends. Then there were the “bimbo eruptions. ”  She was in charge of silencing Bill’s conquests who might speak the truth about her husband’s wanton sexual adventures.   A full list of Clinton corruptions can be found here. It is a long list. 

“If I wasn’t a devil myself, I’d give Me up to the Devil this very minute”  -Goethe

For those paying attention, Hillary has long been known to be a woman wholly without an ethical bone in her body.  And this was before we learned that it was she who commissioned the fake dossier that was meant to take Trump down and out, first out of the campaign and after he was elected, out of the White House.  Now we know that it was her campaign and the DNC who together paid nearly $9 million for that piece of rubbish that likely led to the Obama administration’s spying on a host of private citizens they hoped would lead them to a prosecutable crime.  She now claims she did not know about the dossier she herself had commissioned, but that is clearly a lie, as she tweeted her knowledge of it before it was publicly known, before the election.  The woman could not tell the truth if a gun was held to her head.  Consider the blatant, shameful lies she told about the Benghazi tragedy.  She lied to the faces of the families of the dead. She laughed about it, as she so often does inappropriately,  at the hearing at which she testified thirty-nine times that she “could not recall”  when questioned about the details of what happened that night. 

“Fools that will laugh on earth, most weep in hell.”  Christopher Marlowe, Dr. Faustus

While her defenders in the media are making light of the news that Hillary’s campaign commissioned the dossier rather than admit they have been wrong about Trump colluding with Russia for nearly a year, the worst of her malevolence has finally broken through the logjam that comprises the mainstream media. The fact that she sold out American national security for money, $145m plus Bill’s $500k for a speech tells the story; she is as culpable for her crimes as was Aldrich Ames.  She orchestrated the sale of 20% of U.S. uranium to Putin and she did it with the full knowledge of Obama, Bob Mueller, James Comey, Eric Holder and Rod Rosenstein.  Each of them is a traitor as well for letting it happen.  This bit of skullduggery renders Watergate equivalent to a littering violation.  It is a huge betrayal of the country not to mention our formerly constitutional government.  (Peter Schweizer wrote about all of this in his book Clinton Cash, 2015)  And still, the media folk in her camp, the same ones who thought Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with the Russian lawyer constituted treason, are defending her part in the biggest scandal since the HUAC hearings and the Rosenbergs’ conviction as spies. 

In the very early pre-Goethe versions of  Faust, the devil, despite his “pact,” of course betrays Faust who is constantly deceived by the devil’s deceptions but Faust is irrevocably corrupt and the devil “drags him off to hell.”  Faust wastes the fleeting power he was given with cheap indulgences, as Hillary has so often;  Hillarycare, for one, and two failed runs for the presidency are a few of her many cheap indulgences.  Faust tried to escape from the pact because of the burden of disgrace and damnation but Mephistopheles wins the day.   In Goethe’s version of Faust, God saves him in the end because of his prodigious efforts to redeem himself. Hillary has made no such effort.  For forty years, she has made use of her inner devil to malign, cheat and destroy anyone who got in the way of her Faustian quest for money and power.  And despite the wealth and influence she did amass, she has been her own worst enemy.  She seems a woman who completely lacks any sense of joy.  Her loss to Donald Trump is evidence that God works in mysterious ways. 

It is common knowledge by now that the Clinton Foundation did very little charitable work and was mainly a slush fund for the luxurious life style of the Clinton family and their favored friends.  It took in millions of dollars from mostly foreign nations and corporations who got whatever “favors” they paid for in her pay-to-play scheme.  The $145 million that Russia paid the Foundation via a Canadian bank was for that 20% of American uranium.  We know that some of that uranium has left the country, despite what Hillary’s defenders say, and where it went we do not know.  North Korea?  Iran?  She sold her soul long ago for fame, power and money.  

“Alas, I have studied philosophy, the law as well as medicine, and to my sorrow, theology; studied them well with ardent zeal, yet here I am, a wretched fool, no wiser than I was before.”  -Goethe

Franz Liszt wrote the Mephisto Waltz as a musical expression of Faust.  It was written as an integral part of a Faust play by Nikolaus Lenau and connotes Faust’s spinning out of control.   It is a perfect accompaniment to Hillary’s Faustian career.  Randy Newman wrote and produced his own updated  musical version of Faust in 1995.  This lyric from one of his songs seems an apt description of where Hillary stands today: 

“I’m bleedin’ all over the place, Bleedin’ all over.  Get me a witness To record my disgrace, How I’ve been dishonored, Deceived and debased.  Then someone get me a band-aid Before I fall on my ******’ face ‘Cause I’m bleedin’ all over the place.” 

Indeed she is.

“Two souls, alas, are housed within my breast, And each will wrestle for the mastery there.”  Goethe, Faust

Most people are nominally familiar with the legend of Faust.  There are many variations but the essence of the tale remains the same.  It tells the story of a man unhappy with his own lack of success in life.  In frustration he becomes a sorcerer. Practicing his black magic, the devil materializes and offers him a deal:  The devil, Mephistopheles, will serve Faust and help him become a success in return for his eternal soul.  From this tale we get the adjective “Faustian,” to describe people whose pride and arrogance leads to their own downfall.  Hillary is both Faust and Mephistopheles.   She has, from her college days, sought ever-increasing power and money.  In the process,  she became both Faust, the eternally dissatisfied “scholar,” and Mephistopheles, the paragon of evil.  

From early days as the first lady of Arkansas, she felt entitled to more money and prestige than her husband earned as governor.  Together with her husband, she got them both involved in the Whitewater and Madison Guaranty real estate and bank scandals.  Once in the White House, her first depraved undertaking was to fire the entire White House travel office staff in order to turn the business over to a cousin of Bill Clinton’s and some Arkansas friends. Then there were the “bimbo eruptions. ”  She was in charge of silencing Bill’s conquests who might speak the truth about her husband’s wanton sexual adventures.   A full list of Clinton corruptions can be found here. It is a long list. 

“If I wasn’t a devil myself, I’d give Me up to the Devil this very minute”  -Goethe

For those paying attention, Hillary has long been known to be a woman wholly without an ethical bone in her body.  And this was before we learned that it was she who commissioned the fake dossier that was meant to take Trump down and out, first out of the campaign and after he was elected, out of the White House.  Now we know that it was her campaign and the DNC who together paid nearly $9 million for that piece of rubbish that likely led to the Obama administration’s spying on a host of private citizens they hoped would lead them to a prosecutable crime.  She now claims she did not know about the dossier she herself had commissioned, but that is clearly a lie, as she tweeted her knowledge of it before it was publicly known, before the election.  The woman could not tell the truth if a gun was held to her head.  Consider the blatant, shameful lies she told about the Benghazi tragedy.  She lied to the faces of the families of the dead. She laughed about it, as she so often does inappropriately,  at the hearing at which she testified thirty-nine times that she “could not recall”  when questioned about the details of what happened that night. 

“Fools that will laugh on earth, most weep in hell.”  Christopher Marlowe, Dr. Faustus

While her defenders in the media are making light of the news that Hillary’s campaign commissioned the dossier rather than admit they have been wrong about Trump colluding with Russia for nearly a year, the worst of her malevolence has finally broken through the logjam that comprises the mainstream media. The fact that she sold out American national security for money, $145m plus Bill’s $500k for a speech tells the story; she is as culpable for her crimes as was Aldrich Ames.  She orchestrated the sale of 20% of U.S. uranium to Putin and she did it with the full knowledge of Obama, Bob Mueller, James Comey, Eric Holder and Rod Rosenstein.  Each of them is a traitor as well for letting it happen.  This bit of skullduggery renders Watergate equivalent to a littering violation.  It is a huge betrayal of the country not to mention our formerly constitutional government.  (Peter Schweizer wrote about all of this in his book Clinton Cash, 2015)  And still, the media folk in her camp, the same ones who thought Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with the Russian lawyer constituted treason, are defending her part in the biggest scandal since the HUAC hearings and the Rosenbergs’ conviction as spies. 

In the very early pre-Goethe versions of  Faust, the devil, despite his “pact,” of course betrays Faust who is constantly deceived by the devil’s deceptions but Faust is irrevocably corrupt and the devil “drags him off to hell.”  Faust wastes the fleeting power he was given with cheap indulgences, as Hillary has so often;  Hillarycare, for one, and two failed runs for the presidency are a few of her many cheap indulgences.  Faust tried to escape from the pact because of the burden of disgrace and damnation but Mephistopheles wins the day.   In Goethe’s version of Faust, God saves him in the end because of his prodigious efforts to redeem himself. Hillary has made no such effort.  For forty years, she has made use of her inner devil to malign, cheat and destroy anyone who got in the way of her Faustian quest for money and power.  And despite the wealth and influence she did amass, she has been her own worst enemy.  She seems a woman who completely lacks any sense of joy.  Her loss to Donald Trump is evidence that God works in mysterious ways. 

It is common knowledge by now that the Clinton Foundation did very little charitable work and was mainly a slush fund for the luxurious life style of the Clinton family and their favored friends.  It took in millions of dollars from mostly foreign nations and corporations who got whatever “favors” they paid for in her pay-to-play scheme.  The $145 million that Russia paid the Foundation via a Canadian bank was for that 20% of American uranium.  We know that some of that uranium has left the country, despite what Hillary’s defenders say, and where it went we do not know.  North Korea?  Iran?  She sold her soul long ago for fame, power and money.  

“Alas, I have studied philosophy, the law as well as medicine, and to my sorrow, theology; studied them well with ardent zeal, yet here I am, a wretched fool, no wiser than I was before.”  -Goethe

Franz Liszt wrote the Mephisto Waltz as a musical expression of Faust.  It was written as an integral part of a Faust play by Nikolaus Lenau and connotes Faust’s spinning out of control.   It is a perfect accompaniment to Hillary’s Faustian career.  Randy Newman wrote and produced his own updated  musical version of Faust in 1995.  This lyric from one of his songs seems an apt description of where Hillary stands today: 

“I’m bleedin’ all over the place, Bleedin’ all over.  Get me a witness To record my disgrace, How I’ve been dishonored, Deceived and debased.  Then someone get me a band-aid Before I fall on my ******’ face ‘Cause I’m bleedin’ all over the place.” 

Indeed she is.



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Trump Is Different, and Different Scares People


“You think that if you don’t fight back then maybe they’ll like you, stop picking on you, calling you a freak.  Well, here’s what it is.  They don’t like you.  They don’t dislike you.  They’re afraid of you.  You’re different.  Sooner or later different scares people.  Victim or not; make a decision.”     The Accountant, 2016

The above words are from the film, The Accountant, spoken by the father of the main character, a brilliant man who as a child was diagnosed with Asperger’s, a high-functioning form of autism.  The father is a career military man, a Colonel who, rather than treat the boy as disabled, trains him to confront his social demons and to deal with the world as it is.  The boy is bullied at school, of course, and the quote launches a flashback to when the boy is about twelve.  The father takes him and his younger brother to a meet where a group of other boys are planning to beat him, and gives the little speech at top before his son gets out of the car to confront the bullies.  But the boy is prepared.  His father has trained him well; the training has been brutal and effective. 

The father’s admonition perfectly describes President Trump’s place in the DC establishment since winning the election.  They don’t like him.  They are afraid of him.  He’s different and different scares them.  He does not think like them, operate like them, or play by their rules.  So they want to take him out.  They are the bullies, our beltway politicos and the media.  Trump is not afraid of bullies.  The quote is also a prescription for and an explanation of how Trump is dealing with his place in that world.  Somewhere along the way he learned, or someone trained him, to never be a victim.

For many months, the Democrats have insisted Trump colluded with Russia to win the election.  Everyone, including the Democrats, knows very well this is not true, that it was a tall tale invented by the Clinton campaign the night she lost the election.  But because the Democrats and their handmaidens in the media assume the public is stupid, they thought they could pull it off.  They have learned their lessons from Goebbels and Alinsky; it’s all about selling the big lie.  

No one has been more dogged to that end than California congressman Adam Schiff.  He continues to make a fool of himself slogging this false narrative.  And now it is blowing up in the faces of the Democrat/media connivance to bring down a President they abhor.  As the truth begins to break through the media blockade, the fact that it has been the Democrats all along who were colluding with the Russians is becoming quite clear to a wider public.  The Democratic Party, the Clinton campaign, the FBI, our intelligence agencies under Obama, have all colluded to undermine and sabotage the new President. (Russia tries

to intervene in elections all over the world to sow chaos.)   They will not succeed as Trump long ago learned who to ignore and who to engage.  He knows how not to be a casualty of orchestrated smear campaigns: fight back hard.  When he fights back like the left, the left is stunned.  How dare he behave as they do!

As long as people like Charles Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Patty Murray, Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee, Keith Ellison, Luis Gutierrez, Al Franken, John McCain, Susan Collins, etc. keep getting elected, the country will continue to be drawn into the vortex of Marxist socialism and all that it entails (think Venezuela) and the scourge of single-payer health care which, of course, is not health care at all.  It is ironic that the left keeps harping about Russia.  For decades progressives revered and hoped to emulate the former USSR.  Such is the blatant hypocrisy of the left.  They, of course, would never submit to the indignities of anything less than concierge care, let alone Medicaid; they want to throw money at the middle class and the poor and not be bothered by their petty problems like the fact that they do not have access to actual care.  The elitists in Congress only want to feel good about themselves.  They rarely follow through and discover that their lobbyist-launched votes for or against any policy have been disastrous for “the people” for whom they care not at all.  

With the possible exception of Joe Manchin, it is impossible to name a single Democrat with an actual conscience regarding “the people.” There are several Republicans: Mike Lee, Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz, Chuck Grassley, Louie Gohmert, and Trey Gowdy who are honest brokers, men who are of the actual world, not the pretend, insulated version of it.  There are a few more but not nearly enough to buck the rest of them, the capitulators.  

The Founders would be ashamed.  The loss of reverence for individual liberty and overall freedom and the left’s love of statism are a betrayal of all they had achieved by 1789.  The Democrats’ disdain for the Constitution is heartbreaking.  The vicious retribution of John McCain’s tanking even the slightest, almost meaningless repeal of Obamacare is a personal revenge victory for him and a blight upon the nation. McCain revealed that his own character yields to his personal demons, not the country or the people who elected him.  

The very fictional life of The Accountants character is the stuff of all violent action films and has nothing whatever to do with Trump beyond the reaction to his presence in the midst of a closed community, Washington, DC.  His own family was intact and he was trained to be a warrior in business, a survivor, not a virtual machine for physical self-defense.  But the words of the film’s warrior father ring true:  The DC establishment, Democrat and Republican, does not like Trump. They are afraid of him because he is different and different scares them.

“You think that if you don’t fight back then maybe they’ll like you, stop picking on you, calling you a freak.  Well, here’s what it is.  They don’t like you.  They don’t dislike you.  They’re afraid of you.  You’re different.  Sooner or later different scares people.  Victim or not; make a decision.”     The Accountant, 2016

The above words are from the film, The Accountant, spoken by the father of the main character, a brilliant man who as a child was diagnosed with Asperger’s, a high-functioning form of autism.  The father is a career military man, a Colonel who, rather than treat the boy as disabled, trains him to confront his social demons and to deal with the world as it is.  The boy is bullied at school, of course, and the quote launches a flashback to when the boy is about twelve.  The father takes him and his younger brother to a meet where a group of other boys are planning to beat him, and gives the little speech at top before his son gets out of the car to confront the bullies.  But the boy is prepared.  His father has trained him well; the training has been brutal and effective. 

The father’s admonition perfectly describes President Trump’s place in the DC establishment since winning the election.  They don’t like him.  They are afraid of him.  He’s different and different scares them.  He does not think like them, operate like them, or play by their rules.  So they want to take him out.  They are the bullies, our beltway politicos and the media.  Trump is not afraid of bullies.  The quote is also a prescription for and an explanation of how Trump is dealing with his place in that world.  Somewhere along the way he learned, or someone trained him, to never be a victim.

For many months, the Democrats have insisted Trump colluded with Russia to win the election.  Everyone, including the Democrats, knows very well this is not true, that it was a tall tale invented by the Clinton campaign the night she lost the election.  But because the Democrats and their handmaidens in the media assume the public is stupid, they thought they could pull it off.  They have learned their lessons from Goebbels and Alinsky; it’s all about selling the big lie.  

No one has been more dogged to that end than California congressman Adam Schiff.  He continues to make a fool of himself slogging this false narrative.  And now it is blowing up in the faces of the Democrat/media connivance to bring down a President they abhor.  As the truth begins to break through the media blockade, the fact that it has been the Democrats all along who were colluding with the Russians is becoming quite clear to a wider public.  The Democratic Party, the Clinton campaign, the FBI, our intelligence agencies under Obama, have all colluded to undermine and sabotage the new President. (Russia tries

to intervene in elections all over the world to sow chaos.)   They will not succeed as Trump long ago learned who to ignore and who to engage.  He knows how not to be a casualty of orchestrated smear campaigns: fight back hard.  When he fights back like the left, the left is stunned.  How dare he behave as they do!

As long as people like Charles Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Patty Murray, Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee, Keith Ellison, Luis Gutierrez, Al Franken, John McCain, Susan Collins, etc. keep getting elected, the country will continue to be drawn into the vortex of Marxist socialism and all that it entails (think Venezuela) and the scourge of single-payer health care which, of course, is not health care at all.  It is ironic that the left keeps harping about Russia.  For decades progressives revered and hoped to emulate the former USSR.  Such is the blatant hypocrisy of the left.  They, of course, would never submit to the indignities of anything less than concierge care, let alone Medicaid; they want to throw money at the middle class and the poor and not be bothered by their petty problems like the fact that they do not have access to actual care.  The elitists in Congress only want to feel good about themselves.  They rarely follow through and discover that their lobbyist-launched votes for or against any policy have been disastrous for “the people” for whom they care not at all.  

With the possible exception of Joe Manchin, it is impossible to name a single Democrat with an actual conscience regarding “the people.” There are several Republicans: Mike Lee, Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz, Chuck Grassley, Louie Gohmert, and Trey Gowdy who are honest brokers, men who are of the actual world, not the pretend, insulated version of it.  There are a few more but not nearly enough to buck the rest of them, the capitulators.  

The Founders would be ashamed.  The loss of reverence for individual liberty and overall freedom and the left’s love of statism are a betrayal of all they had achieved by 1789.  The Democrats’ disdain for the Constitution is heartbreaking.  The vicious retribution of John McCain’s tanking even the slightest, almost meaningless repeal of Obamacare is a personal revenge victory for him and a blight upon the nation. McCain revealed that his own character yields to his personal demons, not the country or the people who elected him.  

The very fictional life of The Accountants character is the stuff of all violent action films and has nothing whatever to do with Trump beyond the reaction to his presence in the midst of a closed community, Washington, DC.  His own family was intact and he was trained to be a warrior in business, a survivor, not a virtual machine for physical self-defense.  But the words of the film’s warrior father ring true:  The DC establishment, Democrat and Republican, does not like Trump. They are afraid of him because he is different and different scares them.



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