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Deadliest July In Chicago

65 people killed in Chicago in July, a toll that pushed the number of homicides in the city this year to nearly 400.  The total for all last year was 490. By comparison, total U.S. casualties in Operation Enduring Freedom for this year is 5.

It was the deadliest July since 2006, when 65 homicides were also recorded, according to Chicago Police Department records.  Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson noted that the month was still lower than June, when 72 homicides were reported.

That was for July. In less than a week for August, between last Friday afternoon and early Thursday, at least 99 people were shot in the city, 24 of them fatally.  At least nine people were killed on Monday alone, the deadliest day in Chicago in 13 years, according to Tribune data. Among the wounded that day was a 10-year-old boy shot in the back as he played on his front porch in Lawndale. That’s a 4:1 shoot/kill ratio.

Here’s a stunning statistic for you to ponder.  40 of the weekend’s shooting victims had been arrested 672 times.

Those killed over the weekend included 23-year-old Abner Garcia, an Army veteran with no criminal history, and 19-year-old Arshell Dennis, a college student whose father was a police officer. On Sunday, a 6-year-old girl became the third child under 10 to be shot in the past week, and a pregnant woman was shot in her chest.

When and how will it end? It won’t end until Democrats own up to the destructive nature that their feel-good social engineering is having on poor people; Black, White, and everywhere in between. Patrick Smith, the father of the  armed thug who was shot this weekend in Milwaukee, got one part of  the problem right when he said . . .

“Being on the street, doing things of the street life: Entertaining, drug dealing and pimping and they’re looking at their dad like ‘he’s doing all these things.’ I got out of jail two months ago, but I’ve been going back and forth in jail and they see those things so I’d like to apologize to my kids because this is the role model they look up to. When they see the wrong role model, this is what you get.”

If you’re think that giving illegal aliens a drivers licenses will save innocent victims from their DUI and hit-and-runs, then I have a suggestion for cities like Chicago where gun violence is so prevalent. If just one innocent life could be saved . . .  Innocent lives would be spared if the thugs had better marksmanship skills with their illegal guns. If, through proper weapons training, we could get their efficiency closer to 1:1 than 4:1, then that little 6- yr-old girl would be alive today. It’s a win-win.

Surprise! “Deleted E-mails” Turned Over

Remember the Uranium One deal? That’s the one that as Sec. of State, Hillary Clinton paved the way for Russia to buy, and own, a company in the United States, a subsidiary of a Canadian company, that owned 20% of the uranium supply in the United States.

The latest email discovery, from among the 30,000 + emails that were said to be personal and were deleted, and unrecoverable, were turned over to Judicial Watch as part of a FOIA request. They detail the connection between the State Dept, Bill Clinton’s $500,000 speech in Moscow, to a Russian investment bank with links to the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock, and people associated with Bill Clinton (Frank Rich, who Bill Clinton pardoned on his last day), including the brother of Hillary’s COS, John Pedesta.

All these people are connected in one way or another to the sale of Uranium One in the United States. And at the same time, Uranium One’s chairman used his family foundation to make four donations totaling $2.35 million to the Clinton Foundation.

With these emails that Hillary Clinton didn’t want anyone to see, including the FBI, the pay for play, cronyism, and influence peddling from her office is now in black and white.

Crooked Hillary Clinton should step out of the presidential campaign. If the Dept. of Justice doesn’t open up a criminal RICO investigation (which it won’t), then Congress needs to start one of their own.  Democrats need to pick someone else to run against Trump, or  just ask Democrats to go ahead and support Trump.

Related Link: Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal

Why I’m Voting For Trump

What a disappointing campaign season this is. Not for the lack of media bias, lies and obfuscation, but for all the political noise that is keeping Hillary Clinton and her record off of the front page. Have you noticed that her poll numbers rise the less she is heard? It is the reason she hasn’t had a real news conference in 249 days.

One thing about Democrats and the media you can count on is this. They will tell you who they fear the most by the focus and intensity of their attacks.  And it is unquestionably, Donald J. Trump.

There’s a curious contradiction in the campaign coverage going on. All we hear from the media is that the Trump campaign is going down. Trump’s ratings are falling and, he should drop out of the race, and Republicans should pick someone else. (reassuring to know that the media cares  so much for Republicans that they are giving them free advice)  If all that is true, or if they believed what they were saying, one would think that they would be happy, ignoring Trump and talking about all of Hillary’s accomplishments. Oh wait . . .

What’s different? Why does Trump get the support he does? What people need to understand about him is, he’s not a politician. And he’s not a community organizer hell-bent on fundamentally changing the country. He’s a successful CEO of a multinational private company.  And like all successful CEO’s, he’s a problem solver who knows how to get things done with minimal cost. And, keep the relationship between the people and the government the way the founding fathers intended it to be.

There’s nothing this country needs more than a pruning of needless and ineffective bureaucracies that, contribute to a bloated government (taxpayer’s overhead) and, are holding back our economy. You’ve heard politicians pledge to rid the government of waste, fraud, and abuse from the time you began listening to them.  And no one, not even the “watchdog media,” can point to where that ever happened. What has the politicians in both parties so unscrewed this time is that, in addition to that, he’s going to do the pruning that needs to be done to make government and their power smaller by transferring the power to the people, where it started and where it belongs.

Because he, as a CEO, has done it before, Trump is equipped, and committed, to actually doing this for our country. He calls it “Make America Great Again.”

Came across this in social media today, with a couple of enhancements from yours truly.  Suitable for spreading around.

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Khizr Khan, Rebuttal

The 15 minutes of fame for Khizr Khan has passed. The mainstream media, and their political party are not done milking it as the big distraction though. Whatever! They, and the Clinton campaign, will do anything to draw the attention away from their flawed, lying, unqualified, and dangerous candidate and onto Donald Trump.

To mark the end of the Khizr Khan’s DNC speech (aka Trump Attack), it is necessary to finally address it.

“If it was up to Donald Trump, he never would have been in America.”

Gold Star father’s demagogic lie. The Khans immigrated here, decades ago, and legally. They were not scooped up and brought here like bales of hay. Trump only wants inhabitants of terrorist hotbed countries to stay in place, in safe zones within their own countries or nearby, so they can return home when the war is over, or until such time as a safe, and real, vetting process is in place.

“Donald Trump consistently smears the character of Muslims.”

Gold Star father’s demagogic lie. Trump calls out Islamic terrorists for what they are, terrorists. Only if Khizr Khan believes that all Muslims are terrorists could his attack on Trump be true. And Trump does not believe that. Maybe Khan does?

“He disrespects other minorities — women, judges, even his own party leadership.”

More political and demagogic rhetoric. Par for the course. Mr. Khan forgets the he isn’t the only American who has a 1st Amendment right. The “judge” of Mexican heritage Trump spoke of has his own biases on illegal immigration built-in, both in practice and otherwise.

“He vows to build walls and ban us from this country.”

Again, another attack based on a false narrative, on national television, at the political event. Typical “red meat” kind of rhetoric one would expect from a political hack like Debbie Was-a-man Shultz or Khizr Khan. Let’s be clear about the Syrian refugees. They are not coming here in boats, airplanes, or swimming across the ocean to get to America. If you ask them, they will tell you that they want to stay there and to go back home as soon as they can. But no,  they are being picked up like low-hanging fruit (and undocumented democrats) and brought here, by the thousands. Terrorists among them.

“Donald Trump, you are asking Americans to trust you with our future. Let me ask you: Have you even read the U.S. Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy. In this document, look for the words “liberty” and “equal protection of law.””

Can’t speak for his copy of the Constitution, but my copy also says, above all else and, in the first sentence, called the Preamble, exactly what Donald Trump (and most Americans) wants to do. Look for the words “insure domestic Tranquility” and “provide for the common defense.” There is no liberty or equal protection for terrorists. Foreign or domestic. Similarly, the U.S. Constitution does not apply to inhabitants of Syria, Yemen, Tunisia, Somalia, Libya, Algeria, Nigeria, Sudan, or anywhere else and anyone else who is not a U.S. citizen.

“Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Go look at the graves of the brave patriots who died defending America — you will see all faiths, genders, and ethnicities.”

More of the same demagogic rhetoric that fails to distinguish between regular Americans and those who want us dead. It’s what elected Democrats and Hillary Clinton do.

Khizr Khan has no immunity from reprisals for spreading lies about Donald Trump just because he is a Gold Star father. His son fought and died for our country. His son fought against the kind of Islamic extremism that Donald Trump will fight against for us, as President. To keep us, not terrorists, safe.

By his statements at the Democratic National Convention, what Khizr Khan is doing, and continues to do, aside from baseless attacks on Donald Trump, is to advocate on the side of the terrorists that killed his son. And that remains his cross (no pun intended) to bear.

Trump Derails Convention

If you’re wondering why the Democratic National Convention has their shorts in a wad over Donald Trump, it can be explained very easily. With his single 1-hour press conference yesterday morning, he totally hijacked their convention news cycle, drawing focus back to Hillary Clinton’s “extremely careless”email setup during her tenure as Sec. of State.

He began the press conference pointing out the slavishness of the reporters for the Democrat nominee. How is it that she has not had a press conference in 235 days and no one here seems to mind? It’s obvious. She can’t handle a press conference without pre-screened questions. And she is ready to be our president?

Listen to what Donald Trump said about Russia and emails, and the context it was said. Then recall what Leon Panetta said to millions of people watching the Democratic National Convention, and what other Democrats, and their Media, have said that he said.

Former Sec of Defense Leon Panetta:

Donald Trump, who wants to be president of the United States, is asking one of our adversaries to engage in hacking or intelligence efforts against the United States of America to affect an election.”

That these people will lie to advance an agenda, or to win The White House, is nothing new. To quote Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, as Americans, “that’s not who we are.” But it is who they are.

As for the New York Times and their soul brothers in mainstream media, and the Left in general, they have no sense of humor. Not until the last line of this article do they admit it.

Links: Donald Trump Calls on Russia to Find Hillary Clinton’s Missing Emails |  Leon Panetta slams Trump for Russia comments

Video short cuts:

  • 1:45, Trump first brings up the subject of email hacking.
  • 5:00 First question from media. He “hopes” they do have the 33,000 emails she deleted. (past tense)
  • 34:00 “It’s probably not Russia. Nobody knows.”
  • 36:50 If Russia has those emails, he’d like to see them.
  • 39:25 Question about Putin, “he probably has” them.

The M&M Distraction

Michelle Obama once said “I want a better future for my children.” Now nobody else can say that? Melania Trump said she was proud of America and, to be an American, BEFORE her husband was nominated. She didn’t say “For the first time in my adult lifetime I am proud of my country,” AFTER her husband was nominated.

That portions of the speech was plagiarized is not as significant to me as what was said. It is the definition of the American Dream. Anyone have a copyright on that? Come to think of it, from that perspective, everyone owns that copyright.

My point here is, Melania has lived it. The significant difference between Michelle Obama and Melania Trump is, one didn’t believe what she was saying, said it for political purposes to appeal to middle America, and the other actually believed what she said.

Hillary’s polling numbers improve when she’s not speaking in public, not in the news. Where the media is concerned, any distraction that takes the focus off of Hillary Clinton is a worthy cause. Call it a campaign contribution.

It’s Obama’s Failure, Not Guns

Since the Orlando terrorist attack last weekend, the Obama theme ‘not to let a crisis go to waste’ has kicked in.

Don’t fall for this meme.

With Republicans and the National Rifle Association gun lobby under pressure to respond to the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Trump said he would meet with the NRA to discuss ways to block people on terrorism watch or no-fly lists from buying guns.

No. The response is, Obama’s failure to prosecute the war on terror has made us victims in our own cities. And the pressure belongs on him and Democrats. Not on Republicans and the National Rifle Association.

  • His failure to protect our borders.
  • His failure to enforce immigration laws,
  • his releasing of GITMO prisoners to return to the battlefield,
  • his insistence on scooping up thousands of Syrian refugees to bring them here, some of who are and will be (according to his own security apparatus) terrorists embedded among them.
  • His failure to keep tabs on terrorists he had his hands on, like the Boston bombers, the Fort Hood shooter, the San Bernardino shooters, and the Orlando shooter. All terrorists, all on the FBI’s radar, all on their list, and all let go. Credit Obama’s CVE program for that.
  • His plan to fight Islamic extremism is not to investigate Islamic extremism. That’s his program called the Countering Violent Extremism program.
  • And the media doesn’t ask why.

And that doesn’t even include giving Iran $1.5 Billion dollars to fund Hamas and Hezbollah and to expand their nuclear weapons program, or funding the Palestinian Authority and Hamas with hundreds of thousands of dollars each year, so they can attack Israel.

To deflect his failure to keep us safe, his response, is the same as Tyranny-vs-Libertyalways. Not to let a crisis go to waste. That’s what this is about. In this case, he makes the case for taking away our rights to defend ourselves, a constitutional right, for his inability to protect us from terrorism. In other words, to protect us from the terrorist invasion that he is creating, his response is to disarm law-abiding citizens. This might makes sense if you are a Mullah in Iran, or an ISIS terrorist. But it does make sense to Barack Hussein Obama.

Besides all that, there is no constitutional right to fly on an airplane. There is a constitutional right to protect oneself with a firearm. In fact, the right was intended to protect oneself from a tyrannical government. Not a deer or a duck. And never has this been as imperative since the forming of the Bill of Rights when we broke from the tyrannical Crown of King George III.

UPDATED: 6/16/2016, Countering Violent Extremism program added, explains our ineptness in fighting terrorism here.

Links: Senators, Trump open to ban on some gun sales after Orlando |  SIMILARITIES OF PRESIDENT OBAMA AND KING GEORGE III  |  House GOP Leaders Set To Endorse Obama’s Failed Anti-JIhad Strategy  |  Obama’s CVE Program Is an Outrage — and the Republicans Are Funding How not to counter domestic terrorism

2016 Election, Not American Idol

How bad the low information crowd, the media, and especially the current republican wing of the Democrat Party (that would be the current Republican leadership and Republican Establishment), are clinging to the “unfavorable” ratings of the presumptive Republican candidate for president Donald J. Trump?

We tried electing an American idol in Barack Hussein O. In fact, despite any positive results, he was re-elected.  The country, the working poor, and those not working, and the middle class are seeing their future, their incomes, their jobs all shrinking.

Hillary Clinton is running on more of the same. Trump is running on change, not hope. The people who chose him over 16 other candidate feel the same way and, feel that he can deliver.

Personally, the “unfavorable” ratings hyped by the media don’t mean a thing to me. Your mileage may vary. I think the American people who support Trump realize that turning this ship around is going to take someone bold enough to lead. Between the media and fellow republicans doing all they can to elect Hillary, it is going to take someone like Trump to turn the Washington establishment upside down. And if that portrays him as unfavorable, then so be it. We’re electing a Commander-in-Chief, not a vagina or an American Idol.

Clinton E-Mail Deposition, Judge Rules To Cover-Up

Fascinating to watch just what a cover-up looks like. Cover-up combined with a major case of CYA. How’s that go again? If you have nothing to hide, just answer the questions. All of them. This video is a re-enactment of the deposition of Cheryl Mills, who was the a lawyer for both the Clinton’s. Representing Bill Clinton during the impeachment chapter of his presidency, and, was Hillary’s Chief of Staff while she was Sec. of State.

 
The reason that this is a re-enactment, instead of the real audio/video recording is because the judge, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, has sealed them from the public until such time as he may change his mind. What? Ostensibly it seems, not until after the November election. Here is his order on release of the audio/video public record.

Notice how this judge is obviously making political, not legal, judgements in his decision. And where is the cacophony of media analysis and calls for this judge’s impeachment like we are hearing about the judge who gave a rapist a 6 mo. jail term? Like the judge hearing the Trump U. case is politically tied to his party, his LaRaza affiliated lawyer club, and the La Raza agenda. Something, to be honest, he should recuse himself from that case for. Not because it has anything to do with Trump University, but because he is an advocate for everything that Trump as president wants to stop, where illegal immigration is concerned.

Judge Sullivan is inserting his political beliefs into his legal obligation as a judge. That’s why it is our/your obligation to spread the word about not only Judge Sullivan enabling, but the extent Hillary Clinton’s staffers go to shield her and cover their own butts. When the mainstream media won’t, the alternative media must.