I wrote this post over three years ago, but I never posted it. I have no idea why. It seems even more important today.
I have no idea if the links still work, but I suspect that most of them still do.
Obama campaigned that in five days, we will fundamentally transform the United States of America, and the supporters at his rally in Chicago cheered. Why would anyone wish to fundamentally transform the most successful experiment in self-governance in the history of mankind? A country which was formed in a grand compromise which guaranteed individual sovereignty and rights, as well as the 13 former British Colonies who were now States coming together to create a limited federal government which guaranteed the rights of the People and of the States freedom and liberty with safe guards in place to prevent our federal government from encroaching upon our basic, God-given rights?
The wisdom of our Constitutional Republic that our Founders agreed to in our Constitution unleashed nearly two hundred years of progress and technological advancement with little government intervention that those brave souls didn’t even dream of. When government is limited, man’s creativity is unleashed. Our noble experiment created the most prosperous nation in history, and we changed the world.
A MacBook Pro or two, along with three MacBooks and a Western Digital external hard drive are left at a computer repair shop in Delaware, and are abandoned. As in, never claimed, not paid for services (I doubt they needed repair, maybe a little IT work) and picked up. Authorities, along with Rudy and perhaps Steve Bannon, have at least known about this since last December. Notebooks and hard drives are claimed to have explicit XXX-rated video clips, along with pics which also seem to indicate rampant serious drug use. Eastern European sex-trafficking questions also abound.
The bigger story is the emails downloaded to the computers, which is not meant to demean the outrage of sex-trafficking in any form. Joe Biden has long claimed that his son Hunter did nothing wrong, and that he had nothing to do with his son’s foreign business dealings, even though it is well documented that they flew together at tax-payer expense dozens of times to Russia, Ukraine, and China among international trips. Even A.B. Stoddard, who I used to respect has said that there was nothing illegal, yesterday. With all due respect, we don’t really know that there was no illegal activity, do we?
The emails discovered showed that Hunter Biden was setting up a meeting with his father Joe and the number 3 Exec at Burisma Energy from Ukraine, while Hunter was being paid from 50k-183k per month for doing nothing while serving on the board of directors of Burisma.
This is the story that Twitter and Facebook decided not to show you yesterday. They took it upon themselves to censor the news of the day, claiming fact-checkers or something. I have news, they are liberal or at least liberal-leaning. You are your own best fact-checker. I’m pretty sure that all major newspapers in the US have their own fact-check compliance policies. The liability insurance companies demand no less.
So two years later, Joe gives a talk to the Council on foreign Relations and brags about withholding US loan guarantees unless the prosecutor (read: Our Attorney General) is fired, and you have six hours to do it.
This story is straight from a joint report from two Senate sub-committees.
Hunter’s Chinese corruption deserves it’s own report, which I won’t go into here. That episode was even worse than the eastern European corruption combined. His Chinese 1.5 billion investment fund points to treason in my humble opinion.
In other really bad news, it seems that ANTIFA has metastasized into the Colorado Democratic Party. They call themselves “Our Revolution” It is important to note that ANTIFA has no central control, and local groups make up their own names. The Bay Area group, one of the oldest is known as BAMN, By Any Means Necessary. I have no idea what the Portland and Seattle groups call themselves.
There are over a dozen corona viruses, the Wuhan novel (new) corona virus is simply the latest and is something that we haven’t seen before.
It might be biological lab research, it’s release might have been an accident, the fact that China lied about person to person contact, which the WHO endorsed is inexcusable. You can say that it started from the selling of live bats who were sold in a Chinese “wet” market, which is still the same thing, since the bats in question may have come from the biological research lab.
The NIH and the CDC has revised their estimates of deaths in the US from a high of 1.2 million to maybe 60,000. That is about the same as a typical influenza season. Nearly all of these deaths have underlying issues, including cardio-pulmonary issues, hypertension, diabetes, and HIV. Even most influenza deaths actually are caused by pneumonia.
It is time to get back to work and to normal. The data is faulty, our hospitals are empty to the point of laying off staff, and our reaction seems to be insane.
Andrew Cuomo has not needed the ventilators that he has been crying about for the past three weeks. Only 1 out of 5 patients survive ventilator treatment for the Wuhan virus. The temporary hospitals and Navy hospital ships have been mostly empty too.
If you have a cold, it is likely rhinovirus.
>>Although many types of viruses can cause a common cold, rhinoviruses are the most common culprit.
A cold virus enters your body through your mouth, eyes or nose. The virus can spread through droplets in the air when someone who is sick coughs, sneezes or talks.
It also spreads by hand-to-hand contact with someone who has a cold or by sharing contaminated objects, such as utensils, towels, toys or telephones. If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth after such contact or exposure, you’re likely to catch a cold.<<
The 1924 Democratic National Convention was held at New York’s Madison Square Garden, which was not air-conditioned. They convened on June 24, and did not come up with a nominee until July 9, after 103 ballots. A summer heat wave also happened.
Over 60 names were eventually placed in nomination, the DNC rules demanded a 2/3 majority vote to win nomination. A resolution in the platform to condemn the KKK failed to pass by one vote. There were at least 300 Klansman delegates, maybe more, who all supported the Prohibition and McAdoo from California. The other major nominee was Al Smith from New York. He was in favor to repeal Prohibition, and was also a Catholic.
The Klan was a huge movement at the turn of the 20th century. They saw themselves as defenders of Christianity, suppressing blacks and other inferior peoples, like Jews and Catholics. Nearly all were Democrats, and many local elected politicians, as well as some national politicians were members wearing a white hood at night. The Klan was the terrorist arm of the Democratic Party in effect. Not all Democrats, mind you, but large enough to wield huge power in the 20s and 30s.
The Klan held a Patriot party for NY, NJ, and PA on July 4, where they burned effigies of Al Smith, and had a baseball toss carnival type thing. 20,000 were in attendance. At the time, the Klan was not confined to the deep south. They were, however, confined to Democrats.
By the third day the Washington Post was reporting “Delegates in Fist Fights on Floor Over Klan.”
Al Smith and his anti-prohibition forces had the whiskey flowing, while McAdoo and his pro-prohibition delegates piously called for divine retribution against the “big city wets.” (~McAdoo was the Klan supported nominee. The Klan did not hold a high opinion of Catholics, either)
“The deadlock that developed might as well have between the Pope and the Imperial Wizard of the KKK, so solidly did the Catholic delegates support Smith and the Klan delegates support McAdoo.” Some reporters claimed even the prohibition forces were drunk by this point.
I’ve posted frequently on illegal aliens, the daily alien invasion and natural born citizens for years. Especially since Obama’s natural born status was a hot topic of debate. Earlier today, news broke that Trump was asked a direct question for an HBO special by Axios, and Trump being Trump, answered it directly.
He flatly stated that he was advised that he could end birthright citizenship outright by means of an Executive Order. That would not be my first choice, but I agree that this policy, which just seems to have evolved willy-nilly needs to end. Critics claim that a Constitutional Amendment would be required, and I agree that it would be a good proposal for the Convention of States. I disagree with the critic’s claims, Trump would not be changing the Constitution, he would be enforcing it.
Imagine for a moment that you come home from work and find a couple who have no legal basis, or jurisdiction for being here have birthed a child in your bedroom, and when you open the door they present you with their child and say congratulations, you are now a proud daddy (or mommy) of our lovely baby girl. That is exactly what birthright citizenship is.
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Harry Reid has an opinion on birthright citizenship in 1993. He must have been sane at one time.
The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments are the slave amendments. The 13th abolished slavery. The 14th addressed certain laws in the south which restricted former slaves rights, which it intended to correct. Sadly, it did not envision illegal aliens, persons present on our soil without our consent, whose very presence violates our law from bestowing citizenship upon their offspring. We did that to ourselves, and the 14th neither prescribes nor condones birthright citizenship for those without a legal presence.
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.<<
Section 2 raised some interesting points. The first deals with the Census (without specifically mentioning the census) and Representation. It says “counting whole persons residing in each state, excluding Indians not taxed”. First, the Indians not taxed means that they weren’t to be counted for purposes of representation, since they were considered citizens of their respective Indian Nations, and thus, not “subject to the jurisdiction thereof”.
Second, we have states today who benefit from representation not meant, in other words, by counting illegal aliens for purposes of the census and representation. Illegal aliens in California alone account for as many as 8 seats in the House of Representatives that they don’t deserve.
Representatives shall be apportioned among the several states according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each state, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the executive and judicial officers of a state, or the members of the legislature thereof, …
Open range cattle grazing in the west has been an American tradition since before the west was won.
The recent Bundy Ranch debacle is just the latest in a long history of federal over-reach over state’s rights and the rule of law. He has a solid claim to continue to run his cattle since his family has done so continuously since 1877.
At some point you gotta wonder why Washington claims ownership of 86% of Nevada. For some background, 52 ranchers have been driven out of business in Clark County, NV, they sold their water and grazing rights to the Feds. Bundy is the last rancher standing. Clark County is nearly as large as New Jersey, and larger than Delaware, Rhode Island, and Hawaii combined. And it’s not even the largest county in Nevada.
Supposedly this whole thing started over a tortoise which was placed on the endangered species list in ’89? And then taken off the list the very next year. This was just spin in the early days of the story, it was never about a turtle. It happens that the turtle and cows coexist just fine.
Then the story was that Cliven Bundy owed one million in unpaid fines and fees since 1993. Further research reveals that the BLM spent 3 million to remove Bundy’s 900 plus head of cattle from federal public lands. Bundy says that they are state-owned public lands. I have no idea who is correct, but 137 years of continuous use by the Bundy Ranch is good enough for me. As the saying goes, possession is nine tenths of the law. Bundy is not even claiming possession, he only wants his cattle to walk around the same public ground that they have done for hundreds of years.
What disturbs me most is the excessive show of force by the BLM in this case to forcibly remove the cattle, which have certainly done no wrong. Reports vary, but at least fifty, and as many as two hundred heavily armed agents showed up to enforce the removal with rustlers using helicopters to round up the easy pickings cattle. There is evidence that they even shot two prize bulls, to say nothing of destroying fencing and water retention improvements which the ranch had made.
In case you haven’t noticed, this administration has identified Christians, returning vets and other traditional American conservatives as terrorists. Apparently 67 year old Cliven Bundy falls into this group of American citizens considered to be terrorists to the Obama progressive movement.
What disturbs me even more is the tendency for progressive Democrats to use the full force of arms against American citizens on American soil. Clinton did it repeatedly, at Ruby Ridge, the Branch Davidians Waco TX debacle and the following Elian Gonzales affair. All were examples of extreme use of force, especially Waco. Thankfully, Obama showed more restraint at Bunkerville. I can’t help but think that dozens of camera phones taping video may have had something to do with it, along with militia showing up with their own sharp-shooters to the party.
Harry Reid says it isn’t done yet, and I suspect he is correct in that assessment.