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Retired Master Sergeant of Marines. All around swell guy.

Thousands gather in London: Banned speech read to conservative patriots

Today I am proud to be British again. Thank you Tommy Robinson and all who support him. – St. John Goldfingle, @StGoldfingle

There’s an old saying that only two things worth a damn have ever come about because of the British Empire: The Beatles and the United States of America.

I realize that I may be a bit jingoistic, me being a Yankee Doodle Dandy and all. But all ribbing aside, what’s happening in the country that gave us the Magna Carta certainly gives pause to every freedom-loving man, woman and child.

As it turns out, the British government has just detained (and pending deportation) Generation Identity’s Martin Sellner.

His crime? Writing a speech that was suppose to be delivered by PEGIDA founder Lutz Bachmann at Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park where anyone and everyone is suppose to have the right to speak their piece.

By the way, Bachmann was also detained and pending deportation for having a copy of Sellner’s speech, which was discovered when British customs authorities searched his luggage. Is it just me, or does this sound a bit like what use to happen when anyone illegally brought a copy of the Holy Bible into the ex-Soviet Union?

As reported by Raheem Kassam of Breitbart London, Sellner is one of the leaders of Austria’s patriotic and politically conservative Generation Identify (English-language site, here).



In spite of the British government branding the political group as far-right wing, the truth of the matter certainly appears to be more of a case of political correctness run wild.

As the organization’s official website states;

We are a non-violent youth movement that aims to highlight the need for open and honest public debate about immigration policies, identity and the future of our islands [Britain and Ireland] and of Europe.

We aim to preserve the ethnocultural identity of Europe through peaceful activism, political education, and community & cultural activities.

  • Stop the Islamisation of Europe
  • Against globalization
  • Stop and reverse the Great Replacement

But back to Sellner having his speech blocked by the Thought Police; enter Tommy Robinson.

The well known conservative activist managed to attain of copy of the speech, then promptly delivered such in its entirety at Speakers’ Corner.

 

Just a touch of Sellner’s rousing call to patriotism;

I was invited by UKIP to present my movement at an event last Autumn. I represent Generation Identity — a patriotic European youth movement that is raising awareness about mass immigration and Islamisation.

Far-left people call us right-wing, people who want to shut free speech down call us ‘fascist’, and folks who hate their own culture call us ‘racist’.

In reality, we are just a group of young patriots fed up with the system, the mainstream press and lying politicians. We use peaceful activism to make our voices heard, and contrary to our friends on the radical left, who are probably swarming you right now, we never wear masks.

Gone missing: Chinese reporter shows ‘eye-roll’ disrespect to President Xi, Communist Party

Regardless of how much hot air the screamingly rabid American media expels while accusing President Trump of being a fascist, it’s doubtful that many of the Fourth Estate understand what fascism truly is.

Case in point, a Chinese reporter has just gone missing mere days after showing a somewhat minor example of disrespect during a press conference held regarding President Xi Jinping and his ruling communist dictatorship .

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As it turns out, Liang Xiangyi, reporter for the Shanghai First Financial news service, has pretty much had her fill of Zhang Huijun, correspondent for National Television, during the questioning of delegates at the big Commie round-up better known as the National People’s Congress .

After seeing Zhang drone on and on and on and on how great the Communist Party has been for China, and then adding how wonderful Xi has been, Laing obviously had enough.

As the Hong Kong Free Press noted, Zhang specifically was singing the praises of China’s massive road infrastructure plan had “dragged on for 45 seconds, Liang grimaced, glanced sideways to give the woman dressed in red a disbelieving once-over, and concluded with a majestic, head-turning eye-roll.”

As the HKFP also cited, government censors sprung into action then and there. Laing has yet to be seen on the air since The Great Eye-Roll of 2018.

Gutless British police: Places blame on raped girls

While the police in the United States, Australia and Canada are generally viewed in a favorably light to the majority of their particular populations, the case isn’t the same for British cops.

Then again, looking in retrospect on the past 20 years of what passes for law enforcement in the UK, England’s Bobbies deserve every bit of ire that hard working, tax paying citizens throw their way.

Just for the sake of expediency, I won’t linger on the 2014 rape scandal (better known as “grooming” in British jargon) that manifested itself in the north-central English working-class city of Rotherham.

Instead, I’ll just briefly note that British police looked the other way while upwards of 1,400 women and girls were either raped or forced in sexual slavery. Why? They were scared to death of being labeled “Islamophobes”.

Anyhow, it looks as if the British police still haven’t learned their lesson in regards to the Rotherham cover-up.

Au contraire, the rape scandal currently raging in the English town of Telford tells a story of sexual slavery, rape and Islamophobia-phobia.

As reported by Liam Deacon of Breitbart London;

Police officers investigating the Telford grooming gang scandal, possibly the largest in UK history, were sent an internal memo telling them “in most cases the sex is consensual”.

The initial police probe, Operation Chalice, identified at least 100 potential victims in Telford targeted between 2007 and 2009. However, fewer than ten men were jailed despite the police admitting as many as 200 groomers may be involved.

West Mercia Police sent the memo the year after Chalice was closed, to officers investigating on-going child sexual exploitation in the force area, The Mirror reports. Officers also considered some of the young victims as prostitutes.

Commenting on the revelations, UKIP London Assembly Member David Kurten, blasted: “Telford Police memo on children consenting to abuse is despicable. The UK age of consent is 16.

“Gangs and their child abusing ‘customers’ that groom, rape and pimp out girls under 16 are rapists. If the police do not know this they are not fit for purpose.”

Below: London – January, 2009. Protests turned to violence in London when protesters chased away London police. The jeering marchers taunted the police with chants of “Free Palestine,” “Allahu Akbar” and the derogatory phrase “Kufirs,” meant as an insult against non-Muslims.



Obama inserts himself into ANOTHER commemoration photo

barack-obamas-farewell-address-he-loves-himself-11946768To say that Barack Obama is in love with himself doesn’t do the insult justice. In fact, saying that he has quite the inflated ego just may be a case of bordering on a of narcissistic personality disorder cranked up all the way to eleven.

Other than lying right to the faces of the Benghazi families and other assorted acts of deception delivered with a voice only the sheeple could love, Obama certainly has a penchant for inserting his image into commemorations of other people.

His latest? Obama is front and centered in the photo of his alleged commemoration to probably the most famous atheist around, Stephen Hawking. Talk about being all dressed up with no place to go.

Lest we forget his tribute to Cassius Clay (or Sheik Yerbouti, or whatever the hell his made-up name was).




Then there’s the one about Rosa Parks… minus Rosa Parks.

And the honorific to Arnold Palmer. But if you notice, it’s Obama wielding the putter, making him the one that stands out.

When American hero Neil Armstrong passed away, the first man to set foot on the moon isn’t even in the photo.

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Ironic (and fitting that I’ll finish with a fellow communist) is Obama paying homage to now dead Fellow Traveller, Nelson Mandela. Yet again, notice who’s centered? Kind of a pattern, huh?

Patriotic pro-Trumper rips up Mexican flag in the face of protesters

Between the San Diego Police Department, the San Diego Sheriff’s Office, the California Highway Patrol and the Secret Service, the pro- and anti-Trump crowds were kept on separate sides of the main road heading into the area where the border wall prototypes are on display.

However, not all was peaceful as the LEOs (Law Enforcement Officials) kept the two groups at a safe distance, as an unknown number of troublemakers attempted to goad the pro-Trumper contingent.

Reported by the San Diego CBS affiliate KFMB-TV, roughly 45 minutes before the Commander-in-Chief arrived, a car drove directly in front of the Trump-backers waving a Mexican flag.

As the CBS reporter noted, whoever was waving the flag of a foreign nation also happened to drop it to the ground. Perhaps letting his bias show, the Fox network affiliate from San Diego (who shot the video, below), Jamie Chambers had a different take. I’m still not sure how you “snatch” a flag out of a moving vehicle.

Anyhow, apparently considering the dropped flag as discarded property, an unknown Trump supporter retrieved such, and as things turned out, had a bit of a political statement of his own.

At first glance, the Trump supporter appeared to be of Latino heritage, but was obviously 100 percent Rojo, Blanco y Azul.

The patriot exclaimed “F**k Mexico, this is AMERICA!” While a number of other individuals cheered him on, it was difficult to make out that the patriot-in-question was saying.

But he did finish with a hearty exhortation of “Wave the AMERICAN flag!”



Hillary finds more blame for her losing 2016 election

Hillary Clinton really does come off as someone physically incapable of accepting personal responsibility for her losing the 2016 presidential election.

This broad has blamed everyone from Donald Trump to Bernie Sanders to the Democratic National Committee.

Just a few examples, as cited by Newsweek. Not exactly a big supporter of President Trump;

  • Sexism
  • Barack Obama
  • Bernie Sanders
  • James Comey (Trump’s fault)
  • Self-Hating Women (Trump’s fault)
  • The Media
  • Low-Information Voters (Trump’s fault)
  • Voter Suppression (Trump’s fault)
  • Russia (Trump’s fault)
  • Her Own Campaign Staff
  • The Democratic National Committee
  • Campaign Finance Law (Trump’s fault)
  • Jill Stein
  • The Electoral College (Trump’s fault)
  • Anthony Weiner
  • The Basket of Deplorables (Trump’s fault)
  • Herself (but only if you count her email scandal as a “dumb” mistake)




But now comes the word the Hil has another finger to point at someone other than herself.

Specifically, while giving a speech in Mumbai, India, Clinton pointed an accusatory finger straight at The Donald as reported by The Daily Caller;

“Look at the map of the United States. There’s all the red in the middle where Trump won. Now I win the coasts, I win Illinois, Minnesota, places like that. But what the map doesn’t show you is that I won the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product,” Clinton claimed.

“So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward, and his whole campaign ‘Make America Great Again’ was looking backwards. ‘You know, you didn’t like black people getting rights, you don’t like women, you know, getting jobs, you don’t want to, you know, see that Indian-Americans are succeeding more than you are — whatever your problem is, I’m going to solve it.’”

“So it was a symptom, but it was also a cause, because having someone run for president who voices those ideas, who rejects so much of the American story and our values was also the underlying cause as well.”

Rachel Maddow: The Trump Derangement Syndrome is strong with this one

Rachel Maddow is living proof that liberalism makes you ugly, as seen in the above photo.

And as it turns out, liberalism also makes one dumber than hell.

In a mind-boggling example of the Trump Derangement Syndrome incarnate, PMSNBC anchor-thing Maddow is finding fault with President Trump accepting North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s whimper of an “invitation” (Read: “Surrender”) in regards to de-nuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.

Only in the fevered, sick minds of liberals could President Trump be demonized in trying to find peace.

You simply won’t believe the patently stupid things Maddow has to say.



Kim blinks, Trump punks him, Obama STILL doesn’t deserve Nobel Peace Prize

As just about the entire world already knows, President Donald Trump has accomplished something that Clinton, Dubya and Obama consistently failed at. Namely, breaking the Kim Dynasty and their grip on nuclear weapons.

But before I go any further, allow me to say… hey liberals, suck it.

With that out of the way, can you imagine just how pissed-off Democrats are?

Not only has The Donald bigly punked-out Lil’ Kim coming to the negotiations table, the North Korean despot will “refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests” according to Chung Eui-yong, South Korea’s national security director as reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune.

As the South Korean spy chief also noted, he delivered a signed letter personally signed by Kim. Shockingly enough, Kim admitted he “understood that the U.S.-South Korean joint military exercises that are scheduled for this spring ‘must continue.’”

Golly gee, ever get the feeling President Trump has his heel firmly clamped-down directly on Kim’s throat?

Yeah, he does. Yet again, I feel compelled to say, hey liberals, suck it.

In light of Trump’s steadfastness regarding the NoKo nuclear threat, the white-hot heat that burns deep in the hearts of members of the Jackass Party is something that just makes me so very, very happy.



And just to rub Democrat noses even harder in it, allow me to cite some of the text of Barack Obama’s citation 2009 Nobel Peace Prize; (emphasis mine)

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.

Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama’s initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened.

Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.

Like every head-to-head competition, Trump has proven that capitalists are the do-ers, while socialists like Obama may deliver snappy (and previously written) speeches, they rarely actually do anything.

Hey liberals, suck it.

BWAHAHAHAHAHA! *Gasp* BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *Snort* BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *Cough* BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *Wheeze* BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Do you know who’s third in line for the presidency? Bet you don’t

Before we even begin, let’s get straight what “in line” means. It’s simply impossible for any given president to be “in line” for an office he already holds. That’s just basic English and common sense.

So with that out of the way… on with fun.

Unless you’re living under a rock or irreversibly stupid, just about everyone knows that the Veep is first in line. The vast majority of political junkies are already aware the Speaker of the House (Rep. Paul Ryan R-WI) is the second in line for the presidency.

Now here is where things get dicey. Who’s number three?

I’ll wager money that a surprising number of you are aware that after Pence and Ryan, it’s the president pro tempore of the US Senate.

But who exactly is the president pro tem? Much to my embarrassment, I always assumed it was the Senate Majority Leader. In this case, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Oh no, no, no. According to the official homepage of the US Senate;

A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the vice president. The president pro tempore (or, “president for a time”) is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service. This index page provides links to information on the origins and authority of the office and the pro tempore’s role in presidential succession.



So at least until he retires in January 2019, it’s Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT).

But in a bit Founding Father frivolity, we don’t necessarily have to go with the longest serving senator of the majority party.

Anyone else notice the words “by custom”? Technically, the Senate could elect any sitting senator to the presidency.

If you’re curious of the entire list of the order of presidential succession, here you go;

  • Vice President
  • Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • President Pro Tempore of the Senate
  • Secretary of State
  • Secretary of the Treasury
  • Secretary of Defense
  • Attorney General
  • Secretary of the Interior
  • Secretary of Agriculture
  • Secretary of Commerce
  • Secretary of Labor
  • Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • Secretary of Transportation
  • Secretary of Energy
  • Secretary of Education
  • Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • Secretary of Homeland Security

Rank Hypocrisy: Despite César Chávez Founding UFW, Same Union Now Relies on Illegals

It was the mid-1960s when César Chávez came into his own regarding his founding of the United Farm Workers union. Yes, the same César Chávez and UFW that were never exactly on friendly terms with those entering this country illegally… even to the point of violence.

In spite of Chávez fighting to protect the rights of American workers, it certainly looks as if his legacy has been turned on its head.

As reported by Chriss W. Street of the Breitbart news service;

California unions claim that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration raids across Northern California will destroy farmers by causing fruit to “die on the vine.”

President of the United Farm Workers of America Arturo Rodriguez has complained that last week’s ICE raids in Northern California, which led to widespread panic, is a threat to California’s agricultural industry.



Yet the hushed story of Chávez’s often blood-soaked history of violence against illegal aliens has rarely been mentioned by the establishment press.

One of the very few mentions regarding the targeting of illegal immigrants, as reported by Ruben Navarrette, Jr. of the San Diego Union-Tribune on March 30, 2005, as well as by Daniel Greenfield of the right-of-center Front Page Magazine on March 21, 2014.

US citizens only need apply…

Greenfield correctly made note that Chávez was far from a Homeric figure;

Chávez was not a fan of expanding immigration. He believed that undocumented immigrants undercut the pay and negotiating power of unionized workers, and he protested farms’ use of migrant and undocumented workers as ‘strikebreakers.’

As chronicled by Ruben Navarrette, Jr. of the San Diego Union Tribune who reported on March 30, 2005:

Despite the fact that Chávez is these [present] days revered among Mexican-American activists, the labor leader in his day was no more tolerant of illegal immigration than the Arizona Minutemen are now.

Worried that the hiring of illegal immigrants drove down wages, Chávez – according to numerous historical accounts – instructed union members to call the Immigration and Naturalization Service to report the presence of illegal immigrants in the fields and demand that the agency deport them.

UFW officials were even known to picket INS offices to demand a crackdown on illegal immigrants.”

The “Wet Line” attacks and the Chávez campaign of terror…

Navarrette went on to report:

And in 1973, in one of the most disgraceful chapters in UFW history, the union set up a ‘wet line’ to prevent Mexican immigrants from entering the United States.

Under the guidance of Chávez’s cousin, Manuel, UFW members tried at first to convince the immigrants not to cross. When that didn’t work, they physically attacked the immigrants and left some bloody in the process.

At the time, The Village Voice said that the UFW conducted a ‘campaign of random terror against anyone hapless enough to fall into its net.’

NJ town furious: ‘Stop Blaming White People Month!’

Looks as if very few people in the overwhelmingly white borough of Flemington in western New Jersey have much of a sense of humor.

After all, New Jersey hosts more ethnic fairs, celebrations and festivals than you can shake a stick at.  Everything from Afro-Brazilian to Korean to Ethiopian and numerous other cultural and racial commemorations.

But when it comes to standard generic white folks, even an obvious bit of satire is enough for some to scream accusations of racism.



As reported by Taylor Tiamoyo Harris of the everything Joisey NJ.com news network, she’s describing a pranks at a local post office as a “racial” incident.

The United States Postal Service said it is investigating a racial sign put up outside its Flemington location.

USPS Postal Inspector Greg Kliemisch said Friday afternoon the sign, which read “March is national stop blaming white people month! Accept responsibility for your own bad choices. Hug a white person!,” was put up sometime Thursday. It was taken down in the afternoon by employees, he said.

Kliemisch said posting signs on the building is strictly prohibited. He could not confirm whether or not the location had cameras outside the building that captured the incident.

The sign is similar to messages in memes that have been posted online over the past several years.

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Whites need not apply: Schumer votes against federal judge because he’s white

“They will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don’t expect the Charleston Post & Courier to ever, EVER say anything against Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). After all, this particular publication is famed for its hard-left bend.

But shockingly enough, the P&C actually just reported the news fairly and objectively… for once. Maybe it’s just a case of the law of averages.

Anyhow, possibly the most liberal newspaper in the entire South just called out the Empire State senator for openly admitting from the floor of the US Senate that he intended to vote “Nay” regarding the Greenville, SC, attorney A. Marvin Quattlebaum as a United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.

You see, President Trump recently nominated the Upstate lawyer to be confirmed as one of 15 South Carolina federal judges. He also happens to be white.

Obviously, that’s reason enough for Schumer to vote against him. Not Quattlebaum’s experience, skill, or even his reputation for impartiality. He’s disqualified because he
s white. Period, end of story.

As reported by the Post & Courier‘;

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer rejected President Donald Trump’s nominee for a long-vacant South Carolina federal judgeship not because of his qualifications but because of his race.

The decision drew the quick ire of South Carolina’s two U.S. senators and U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-Spartanburg, a former federal prosecutor.

Schumer, a New York Democrat, said in a Senate floor speech Wednesday he would not support Greenville attorney Marvin Quattlebaum for a vacancy on the U.S. District Court in South Carolina.

Voting for Quattlebaum, he said, would result in having a white man replace two African-American nominees from the state put forth by former President Barack Obama.

Schumer said he would not be a part of the Trump administration’s pattern of nominating white men.

“The nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary,” Schumer said.

“It’s long past time that the judiciary starts looking a lot more like the America it represents,” he continued. “Having a diversity of views and experience on the federal bench is necessary for the equal administration of justice.”

But South Carolina’s Sen. Tim Scott, who happens to be black, shoved back against Schumer;

“Perhaps Senate Democrats should be more worried about the lack of diversity on their own staffs than attacking an extremely well-qualified judicial nominee from the great state of South Carolina,” Scott tweeted Thursday morning.

Not alone, Rep. Trey Gowdy accused Schumer of twisting the facts.

Gowdy said one nominee was rejected, Circuit Judge Alison Lee, because of controversial decisions regarding bond, while the other, Don Beatty, went on to become chief justice of the S.C. Supreme Court.

“Hopefully Senator Schumer can find a way to look at really unusual factors (like qualifications) in the future,” Gowdy posted on Twitter.

Schumer’s bigotry not withstanding, Quattlebaum was ultimately confirmed Thursday on a 69-28 vote.

Scientific study: Right-wingers more repulsed by low-lifes

Imagine that… conservatives are more likely to be revolted by smelly hippies than their liberal brethren.

In a surprise to no one, a university study has determined that those disgusted by the odiferous funk of the Great Unwashed are much more likely to lean to the political right as well as being in favor of secure borders.

As it turns out, there’s a very good reason why certain individuals have a deeply embedded in their DNA an aversion to those who emanate a fetid scent. Specifically, the smell of body odor, urine, bad breath, feces, etc.

Not only did Victoria Friedman of Breitbart.com (London edition) report that conservatives are grossed-out by the stench of the perpetually scuzzy, but gag-inducingly enough, its been determined that “left-wingers were less revolted by bad personal hygiene”.

According to research conducted at the University of Stockholm, Sweden;

Researchers theorise a correlation between how test subjects wanted the world to be ordered and the rates of levels of disgust to bad breath, smelly feet, urine, faeces, sweat, and flatulence.

The more a person disliked bad smells, the greater they agreed with statements such as the need to trust “the proper authorities”, need a “mighty leader”, and want to ignore “noisy rabble-rousers”.



Regarding why any person with a wit of sense would be repulsed by those who happily wallow in their own filth, the brainiacs at the University of Stockholm concluded;

Psychologists believe that it represents a deep-rooted “defence mechanism” against contagious diseases.

Perhaps proving that everything old is new again, reporter Friedman also cited a Royal Society paper initially published in 2011 entitled “Why disgust matters”.

Notable of the numerous (and simply fascinating) references in the paper is a quote from molecular biologist, philosopher and bioethicist Dr. Leon R. Kass, who famously stated;

There is ‘wisdom in repugnance’. Moral disgust is one of the major positive forces that builds, maintains and polices the cooperative societies in which we have to live to thrive. Understanding disgust’s part in the morality puzzle remains a major task for social scientists—one that could offer important cues for the ways in which we make social policy.

Just don’t tell Democrats. They’ll demand a safe space.

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I guess getting a job and paying for your own is out of the question.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro makes quite the cringe worthy fashion statement

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) is quite famous for a number of reasons:

  • Arguably the most hard-left leaning member of the House of Representatives
  • Questionable fashion choices
  • Dealing with being born genetically unfortunate
  • Being excommunicated from the Catholic Church
  • An uncanny resemblance to Keith Richards

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As cited by a couple of sharp-eyed watchers of C-SPAN (who managed to keep their eyes open long enough), DeLauro decided to rock the purple in a show of solidarity with the hungry and homeless.

Despite DeLauro’s somewhat different spin on hashtags instead of leadership, her one minute of wearing purple for the downtrodden doesn’t mention that she’s one of the wealthiest members of Congress.delauro-440x620

Cited by the good folks over at InsideGov.com, the 14-term congresswoman’s personal fortune is slightly more than $15.2 million.

In another example of phoniness, Life News reported in 2007 during the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI, His Holiness bluntly proclaimed that legislators who claimed to be Catholic, but were staunch defenders of abortion had de facto excommunicated themselves.

“Yes, this excommunication was not an arbitrary one but is allowed by Canon (church) law which says that the killing of an innocent child is incompatible with receiving communion, which is receiving the body of Christ,” he said.

“They (Mexican Church leaders) did nothing new, surprising or arbitrary. They simply announced publicly what is contained in the law of the Church… which expresses our appreciation for life and that human individuality, human personality is present from the first moment (of life),” he added.

The pope talked about church doctrine known as “automatic excommunication” where someone who does something which the church considers a grave sin inflicts on themselves.

Also reported, it was DeLauro who took the lead in arguing with the pope when it comes to Catholic Canon Law, and also by virtue of her being an American, she wasn’t subject to the same theological beliefs and teachings;

Led by pro-abortion Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat, eighteen members of the House issued a statement responding to the pope’s comments.

“We are concerned with the pope’s recent statement warning Catholic elected officials that they risk excommunication and would not receive communion for their pro-choice views,” the statement read.

They said that the penalty of excommunication “offend(s) the very nature of the American experiment and do(es) a great disservice to the centuries of good work the church has done.”

DeLauro and the pro-abortion lawmakers suggested that even though the Catholic church is pro-life that it’s a personal mission rather than a mission accomplished through public policy.

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Gen. Kelly removes Jared Kushner’s Top Secret clearance

On the surface, it would seem Gen. Kelly downgrading Jared Kushner’s Top Secret clearance is a matter of standard housekeeping procedures.

Digging a bit deeper, it’s a fair bet that Kelly was not only deeply influenced by his 40+ years in the Marine Corps warrior ethos, but also that he has a firm grip on the reality of cut-throat politics.

As reported by Alexi McCammond of Axios;

Chief of Staff John Kelly downgraded Jared Kushner’s security clearance on Feb. 23 from “Interim Top Secret” to “Interim Secret,” according to an administrative staffer involved in the HR process for handling clearances. The White House declined to comment on this story.

Still dealing with Department of Justice foot dragging in completing security clearances, Kelly is stuck with a number of his White House staff stuck in a weird “interim” clearance limbo.



As McCammond correctly cites the difference between a Interim Top Secret clearance and a Interim Secret clearance;

  • Interim Top Secret/SCI: Gives access to sensitive compartments of intelligence (SCI) that are restricted to a small group of “trusted, highly vetted and scrutinized users who need it to perform their duties,” David Wade, former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State John Kerry, told Axios. That information is deemed so classified that if made public, it could have national security implications. Handling is so rigorously enforced and protected.”
  • Interim Secret: Would not have access to certain classified information, like the president’s daily briefing. “You may be cleared for a level but that doesn’t mean you have a ‘need to know,'” an FBI officer told Axios.

Especially in the fallout of presidential aide Rob Porter’s accusations of spousal abuse, through no fault of his own, Porter still held an Interim Top Secret clearance. You can blame Obama holdovers for still taking well over a full year to complete the job at hand.

Besides, while Kushner may have held an Interim Top Secret, he was essentially overqualified for his normal duties.

As McCammond noted;

Kushner’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said Kushner’s work won’t be affected. “The new policy announced by General Kelly will not affect Mr. Kushner’s ability to continue to do the very important work he has been assigned by the President.”

So why is Gen. Kelly’s downgrading of Kushner’s clearance a big deal?

As the president recently was quoted regarding the question of Kelly, Kushner and clearances, “General Kelly will make that call. I won’t make that call.”

With little doubt, this isn’t a case of Gen. Kelly “gunning” for Jared Kushner… this is more a case of the general covering his boss’s six. John Kelly would rather he take the heat from both the Democrats and their yapping Yorkie attack dogs in the media, than to see President Trump hung out to dry.

Besides, it’s always good for Gen. Kelly to know that his boss trusts him to the point of knocking his own son-in-law down a peg on the totem pole.

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Shocking admission: Percentage of mass murders that happen in ‘Gun Free Zones’

We’ve all seen the signs proclaiming “gun-free zones” ranging from pre-schools to universities. But I must admit, I don’t see how the collective IQs on either campuses are really all that different.

Anyhow, in one whopper of an admission regarding the same gun-free zones, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) claims that 98 percent of all mass shootings in the United States actually in one of those feel-good titled gun-free zones.

As reported by Kyle Feldscher of the Washington Examiner, the Bluegrass State legislator appeared as a guest on NBC’s “Meet The Press” where he plainly stated;

Massie said the solution to school shootings is putting more than one armed guard at school or allowing teachers to be armed, adding that “98 percent of mass public shootings happen in a gun free zone.”

Throwing more fuel under the haunches of the anti-gun proponents, Massie added via CNSN.com;

“And we’ve labeled all of our schools as gun free zones. We need to take those labels off, and put our kids in that two percent category of being safe, instead of being in that 98 percent vulnerable category,” he said.



In one of the few instances I disagree with the direction taken by President Trump, Rep. Massie strongly disagreed with the president’s stated intent to raise the legal age to purchase semi-automatic rifles to 21.

It’s already illegal for those under 21 to own a handgun, arguably a case of denying to those legally considered adults, that those between the ages of 18-20 cannot exercising their Second Amendment rights to lawfully keep and bear arms, regardless of barrel length or caliber.

View Rep. Massie on “Meet The Press”, below;

Related article: Parents to demand changes in laws naming schools ‘No gun zones’ with cease and desist orders — Report

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Florida massacre: Deputy never entered school

As shocking as it may seem, the SRO (School Resources Officer) assigned to protect the students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School was aware of the killings going on the facility, but failed to even enter the building.

In a shocking announcement, Broward County Sheriff Scot Israel just announced the resignation of Deputy Scott Peterson, the same deputy who was assigned to the Parkland, Florida high school that was the scene of the mass killing of 17 students and faculty.



As reported by the Chicago Tribune;

The school resource officer at the high school took up a position viewing the western entrance of the building that was under attack for more than 4 minutes, but “he never went in,” Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said at a Thursday news conference.

The officer, Scot Peterson, was suspended without pay and placed under investigation, then chose to resign, Israel said. When asked what Peterson should have done, Israel said the deputy should have “went in, addressed the killer, killed the killer.”

The sheriff said he was “devastated, sick to my stomach. There are no words. I mean these families lost their children. I’ve been to the funerals. I’ve been to the vigils. There are no words.”

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RINO melt-down: Marion Le Pen invited to CPAC

Just inviting French nationalist politician Marion Maréchal-Le Pen to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is reason enough to send certain Establishment Republicans into full freak-out mode.

To make things even weirder regarding the anti-Le Pen voices, she’s only slated to speak for a whopping 10 minutes.

As it turns out, Le Pen just so happens to be one of the leading figures of the highly patriotic French political party National Front, the mainstream (aka: Leftist) media views this particular party through the lens of definitely anti-globalist.

To paraphrase from our president: Make France Great Again.

One of the more liberal publications, Newsweek, is a prime example of both the Le Pen-haters as well as those none-too chummy with the National Front.

As the magazine that’s now as thin as a doctor’s office waiting room pamphlet, Newsweek uses such colorful descriptive phrases such as “far-right” and “anti-Islamic and anti-immigrant”, well… you get the picture.

While the comely Le Pen is surely use to Leftie media body slamming her and her party, she may not be use to alleged conservatives dogpiling against her.

As Breitbart London is reporting;

American Conservative Union Chairman Matt Schlapp was slammed by establishment figures Monday evening after the announcement that Ms. Le Pen would be giving a brief speech at CPAC on Thursday morning.

Schlapp defended the invitation against several media personalities like never-Trumper and senior editor of National Review Jonah Goldberg who accused Ms. Le Pen of being a “statist”.

And that’s where the Le Pen-haters really got weird.



While the patriotic sounding Reagan Battalion accused Le Pen of wanting to tax and spend along the lines of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, Breitbart sets the record straight;

Ms. Le Pen endorsed the tax plan of her aunt last year during the presidential campaign. That plan sought to lower income taxes by 10 per cent in the first three tax brackets and wanted to reinstate a tax exemption for overtime work that was repealed in 2012.

And the Reagan Battalion also has some highly questionable roots. As cited by The Daily Dot, the group backed the Never Trumper presidential candidate Evan McMullin;

A quick run back through the group’s posting history reveals that it backed Evan McMullin for president during last year’s election.

McMullin was a former CIA operations officer turned investment banker who ran as an independent presidential candidate in the 2016 election. He was an opponent of President Donald Trump, a voice in what became known as the #NeverTrump movement—a trend, rather than a cohesive or clearly organized initiative.

More revelatory, perhaps, the only contact information on the Reagan Battalion Facebook page is a link back to a now defunct website for the Stop Donald Trump PAC [now a porno site]. However, the “Stop Donald Trump PAC” never existed in any official capacity, according to a search of Federal Election Commission records.

An archived donation page, which appears to be exactly the same as a hidden donation page on the current Reagan Battalion website, suggests that the site was managed and paid for by an official PAC registered with the FEC under Stop Trump PAC.

Both the website for the Stop Trump PAC and its Twitter account have since been shut down.

Then we come to another tweet shot out by Josh Billinson, “the editor of the Independent Journal Review, which was founded by the former digital director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee Alex Skatell…”

Yet again, Breitbart sets the record straight;

Billinson evoked a controversial statement from Marine Le Pen last year who claimed that the Vichy government was responsible for the round-up of Jews at Vél ‘d’Hiv in 1942. She added that the Vichy government was not the government of France at the time, citing a 1944 declaration by General Charles de Gaulle who declared the Vichy regime illegal and illegitimate.

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Gallup Poll: Protestants no longer majority in US

The definition of Protestants could simply be drilled down to any Christian who worships the Trinitarian God, but also rejects the authority of the Bishop of Rome or any of the Patriarchs of the various Orthodox Churches.

That’s quite a number of adherents who identify themselves as Lutheranism, Presbyterianism, Baptists, etc.

And for the first time in American history, Protestants aren’t in the majority. At least according to the folks who run things over at Gallup, that is.

But in all fairness, Gallup incorrectly cites Mormons (LDS) as “Christians.” Both Catholics and Evangelical Protestants cite the many basic theological differences, calling into question if Mormons even at the most basic level rate to call themselves Christians in the true sense.

Another glaring mistake in the poll was to completely ignore the status of Eastern Orthodoxy (EO) in the United States. While the number of EO adherents is approaching 1 million, they’ve not even been factored into the poll.

As reported by the Cybercast News service, “The majority of Americans in 2017 did not identify themselves as Protestants, according to Gallup surveys conducted during the year…”

“About half of Americans (48 percent) identify as Protestants or other Christians who are not Catholic or Mormon,” said Gallup in its analysis of its polling.

The Gallup poll continued with a bit few more specifics;

That survey indicated that from 2007 to 2014, Protestants had dropped from 51.3 percent of the population to 46.5 percent.

But Protestants shouldn’t feel all alone when it comes to numbers dropping. Their friends on the other side of the Tiber haven’t fared much better;

At the same time, according to that Pew survey, Catholics dropped from 23.9 percent of the population to 20.8 percent.

But to ensure that every person of faith is equally depressed, the number of non-believers has risen substantially; “rising from 15% in 2008 to 21% in 2017.”



Yet even deeper into the weeds of the overall study;

  • In Alabama, 77 percent said they are Protestant, making Alabama the most Protestant state in the country.
  • In Rhode Island, 44 percent said they are Catholic, making Rhode Island the most Catholic state in the country.
  • In Hawaii and Alaska, 33 percent said they had no religion, making them the most non-religious states.
  • In New York, 8 percent said they were Jewish, making New York the most Jewish state.
  • In Utah, 55 percent said they were Mormons, making Utah the most Mormon state.

Most Protestant States, 2017 (by percentage)

Alabama 77
Mississippi 75
Arkansas 72
Tennessee 71
South Carolina 70
Oklahoma 68
West Virginia 66
North Carolina 66
Georgia 66
Kentucky 63

 

Most Catholic States, 2017 (by percentage)

Rhode Island 44
New Jersey 40
Connecticut 38
Massachusetts 38
New York 34
New Mexico 30
Illinois 30
New Hampshire 30
California 29
Wisconsin 29

 

States With Highest “No Religion” Percentage, 2017

Hawaii 33
Alaska 33
Washington 32
Vermont 32
Oregon 31
Maine 31
Colorado 30
New Hampshire 30
California 28

 

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More proof of the Cult of Democrat, grandparents reject grandkids

Kevin Nicholson may have once been the president of the College Democrats of America and spoke at the 2000 Democratic National Convention. But that was then, this is now.

Appearing on the FNC morning show Fox & Friends, the Republican hopeful to unseat incumbent Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin in 2018 told of his conversaion from being the leader one of the largest Democrat youth organizations in the country to becoming the GOP senate hopeful for the Badger State.

I’ll let you see the video for yourself … but it honestly saddens me to know that a husband and wife would actually go out of their way to estrange themselves not only from one of their children, but also their grandchildren.



I equally feel bad for F&F hostess Ainsley Earhardt, who obviously wasn’t briefed that Nicholson and his parents have no contact with each other. She was also obviously very embarrassed and apologized profusely.

All I can say about how horribly I view the grandparents, it just reminds me of how so many were ready to abandon family for love of the likes of Hitler, Stalin and Mao.

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South African poacher killed by lions, eaten

File this under “Lions bite man.” No… maybe we should instead file this under “Lions eat man.”

As we use to say in the Marine Corps: “Payback’s a med-evac”. Well, that’s the G-rated version.

Anyhow, the French news service Agence France-Presse is reporting that a suspected poacher has found himself on the receiving end of a rather economic pride of lions.

A suspected poacher was mauled to death and eaten by a pack of lions close to the Kruger National Park in South Africa, police said Monday, adding that little was left of the victim’s body.

The remains were found at the weekend in the bush at a private game park near Hoedspruit in the northern province of Limpopo, where animals have been poached in increasing numbers over recent years.

“It seems the victim was poaching in the game park when he was attacked and killed by lions. They ate his body, nearly all of it, and just left his head and some remains,” Limpopo police spokesman Moatshe Ngoepe told AFP.



There’s little doubt that what’s left of the human was in fact, a poacher. Also reported by AFP; “A loaded hunting rifle was found near the body on Saturday morning. Police are trying to establish the victim’s identity.”

While the jury’s still out if various species of mammals can actually feel advanced emotions, such as revenge, the AFP also noted;

Last year, several lions were found poisoned near a farm in the same province with their heads and paws sawn off.

Lion body parts are used in traditional medicine.

The New York Post also weighed in on the ironic end of the poacher’s life;

A total of three-quarters of all African lion populations worldwide are declining, with only about 20,000 currently left in the wild. Those numbers have fallen by more than 40 percent within the past three generations, according to World Wide Fund for Nature statistics.

BBC reports that lion body parts are sometimes used by doctors in Africa and elsewhere, particularly in southeast Asia, where they’re occasionally used as a substitute for tiger bones to treat several ailments from arthritis to erectile dysfunction.

One thing’s for sure – lions know how to satiate an empty belly.

What the media ISN’T telling you about Gen Kelly, Rob Porter, ex-wives and the FBI

So whose job is it to investigate potential members of the White House staff? The FBI or the president’s Chief-of-Staff?

One would think it’s the FBI’s job to do all that investigation stuff. Especially now that the Rob Porter accusations of spousal abuse of both his ex-wives has somehow mutated into this somehow being Gen. Kelly’s fault.

Suffice it to say that CNN is calling for John Kelly’s head on a plate.

Just look at what passes for news over at CNN since this latest fake scandal broke:

Even a clip of Andrew Cuomo gleefully hoping that Gen. Kelly is complicit in a scandal… any scandal.



However, the never-a-friend-to-the-Deep-State news site The Intercept is reporting;

As the FBI conducted a background check on an incoming senior White House official last year, the bureau learned of the man’s history of domestic abuse. Rob Porter, a top aide to President Donald Trump, physically assaulted both of his previous wives, according to the two women.

The Intercep article continued with;

During the background interviews for Porter’s security clearance related to his senior White House role, FBI agents interviewed the two women. The former wives told the FBI that Porter was abusive during their marriages, according to interviews with the women.

Then there’s this blip of truth from NBC News (probably printed by mistake);

In another interview with NBC News on Thursday, Willoughby [one of Porter’s ex-wives] said she informed the FBI during a background check interview for his security clearance that Porter had been abusive toward her.

“During the FBI background interview for security clearance, I shared with the FBI all of the details that I shared in previous articles, including access to a protective order from June of 2010, and police calls that I had made to our home,” she told NBC News’ Kristen Welker.

“I shared with them the details of my marriage the same as I have been in the interviews and articles that have come out.”

Willoughby also said she thought it was possible that Porter could be blackmailed about the alleged abuse in response to a question from the FBI.

Two closing thoughts:

  1. It’s not Kelly’s responsibility to investigate potential staff.
  2. It would be illegal for the FBI to disclose the finding of their investigation of Porter to Kelly or anyone else for that matter.

Trump about to gut the bloated federal bureaucracy

America’s morbidly obese federal bureaucracy is figuratively the giant that’s so big, it can’t even tie its own shoes.

Just one example: The Department of Defense has more civilian workers than those actually in uniform.

But in another spectacularly innovative move, President Trump’s campaign promise of a smaller but more efficient federal government is in the works.

As reported by Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner, “President Trump plans to take the huge federal Civil Service off cruise control, ending automatic pay increases that go to 99.7 percent of the workforce, trimming fat benefit packages, and for the ‘worst,’ rolling out his trademark phrase from The Apprentice, ‘You’re fired!'”

Among the changes in the president’s proposed budget:

  • Creation of a bonus pool to reward good employees.
  • An end to so-called “step increases,” pay hikes of 3 percent to 5 percent that 99.7 percent of federal workers get even if they are poor performers.
  • Changes to the overall pay package, with a focus on generous retirement benefits, that align federal pay to the private world.
  • Retraining of employees.
  • Redeploying workers where they are needed.



Bedard also reported that besides decades worth of presidents promising change, “officials stressed that there is bipartisan support on Capitol Hill for the needed legal changes to make the reforms, backing by federal unions and even encouragement in agencies who feel bad workers are rewarded and good ones are ignored.”

Even more good news was reported by the Washington Examiner;

The officials, speaking on background, did not say how large or small they expect the bureaucracy to be after the three-year reform effort, but it was clear that many workers in jobs that private industry has automated will be out.

And it was also clear that the workforce will be younger, mobile and more tech-savvy. Several times the officials noted that the Civil Services was created at a time when secretarial help was key and now higher-educated IT employees are needed.

This can only bode well for the future of America.

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Yale dental students, professor busted over “selfie” w/ severed heads

Who knew ISIS had a satellite campus in Connecticut?

In a rather gruesome stab at humor, an orthodontics professor and “several” students at Yale University have been popped by school officials after a selfie of the prof and students supposedly posing with two severed heads came to the officials attention.

As reported by Britain’s The Daily Mail;

The selfie, which was taken in June at the Yale School of Medicine during a training workshop, has been described by Yale officials as ‘disturbing’ and ‘inexcusable’.

Dr Flavio Uribe was one of the people in the photo. He is a top University of Connecticut orthodontics professor and a visiting associate professor at the Yale School of Medicine.

In the photo, Uribe and several graduate students are looking at the camera, while others continue to work. All are wearing surgical masks and the two severed heads are on tables, face up.

The Associated Press obtained a copy of the photo from a person who received it through a private group chat.

But that person, who demanded anonymity because of potential harm to their career, said the person who took the selfie did not give permission for it to be published for fear of being expelled.




As it turns out, Dr Uribe and his students in question just may be the victim of a drive-by selfie-ista;

Dr Uribe said he was teaching students how to place screws in the cadaver heads at the time during the 2017 DePuy Synthes Future Leaders Workshop, which focused on dental-related facial deformities.

He said at one point, someone took a photo.

‘Somebody unfortunately took a photo,’ Uribe said. ‘It was so quick. I wasn’t sure of the surroundings or scenery at that point.’

Officials at Yale and UConn Health said the universities have taken steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

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