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New Hands Up, Don’t Shoot

It never occurred to me that a Commander-in-Chief would call the wife of a man who gave his last measure for his country, to insult her, her family, and all fallen soldiers. But according to Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL24), that’s what happened.

Rep. Wilson has created her own version of “hands up don’t shoot.” Because like the hands up don’t shoot meme, Wilson’s account of the sympathy call President Trump made to Myeshia Johnson, wife of Sgt. La David T. Johnson, was not real either.

Turns out that Rep. Wilson is a family friend of Mrs. Johnson. Which is why she was with her and her two children when the president’s call came.

Rep. Wilson said on Wednesday . . .

“What he said was, ‘I guess he knew what he was signing up for but it still hurts.’ That’s how he said it.”

Creating a false narrative, then using it to attack a political party or person is not new for Democrats. It’s used all the time.

  • There’s this one used to attack Trump, who she always has despised and made no bones about it.
  • The “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” story, debunked. Did not happen.
  • The “Russian Dossier, ” totally fabricated, was used to start an investigation to explain why Hillary lost, by collusion between Russia and Trump. (Haven’t found any Russians yet, but they’re still looking. And won’t end it for lack of evidence.)

But what good is lying to attack the opposition if you can’t lie to help yourself?

  • Benghazi Attack 9/11/2012, was a result of an internet video. A lie.

As told not just to you, but to the Gold Star parents beside their son’s casket.  That lie was to save Barack Obama’s re-election bid, after campaigning by saying al-Qaeda is on the run. Had to be solidarity in the lie, so there was, by President Obama, Sec. of State Clinton, and Ambassador Rice, echoed by the media ad nauseum.

It remains to be seen in this case whether we are seeing another media/democrat meme that Trump doesn’t treat the military and widows with respect, or whether we’re just talking about the mental capacity of Rep. Frederica Wilson.

You know the experiment where you have 20 people who pass a message from one to the other, and how the message is different by the time it gets to the last person? In Wilson’s case, she can’t handle person #1.

In her quote above from the NYT, she quotes what, according to her, Trump said. Then followed by “That’s how he said it.”  So which is it? Is that how he said it, or is that, in fact, what he said?

Given her hatred for Trump, and not a friend of veterans, chances are very good that’s what she heard, even though that’s not what he said.

Here she is today, pleased with how she has become a “rock star” since the call. That she would use that occasion like a campaign stop is disgusting.

If not wacky.

Related: WHO WOULD LIE TO SAVE AN ELECTION?

Feeling Uncomfortable?

I don’t know about you, but seeing “news” reports about some person/group feeling uncomfortable and the expectation that government will “fix” it for you pisses me off.

Keeping well, as in not sick, is a priority of personal responsibility. Feeling “uncomfortable” is not an illness. It’s a state of mind. So if something makes you uncomfortable, deal with it on your own.

The Declaration of Independence lists three unalienable rights. They are the right to Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. There is no guarantee of happiness. Nor is there a Constitutional protection to feel happy. It’s called personal responsibility. You are free to pursue it. How successful you are is totally up to you.

Despite what the media and Democrats in Washington will tell you,  it’s not the job or responsibility of government to make sure that nobody feels uncomfortable. It is this destructive practice of identity politics that they use to gain two things, power and control. If they can convince you that you are a victim, and they are the solution, they are counting on getting your vote. The Constitution be dammed.

The only result of a growing and all-powerful government is less of all three. Less life, less liberty, and less chance to pursue happiness.

Some people just need to get over it and grow up.

Link: The ironic, enduring legacy of banning ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ for racist language

NFL At The Crossroad

Steelers’ coach Mike Tomlin was not disappointed that one of his players took a knee, sat down, or stayed in the locker room during the National Anthem. Instead, he was annoyed that  Alejandro Villanueva, an Army Ranger who served three tours in Afghanistan, stood proud during the National Anthem, leaving the team in the locker room.

Apparently, Villanueva’s free speech doesn’t count. The coach wished that his team would have “shown respect” for the team, 100%, by staying in the locker room. Isn’t this about 180 degrees from sanity? He calls disrespecting the flag and National Anthem on or off the field, showing respect to the team?

It’s America that is owed some respect, just so people like you can be an a-hole. Meanwhile, Tomlin defied the NFL’s rule that says the team is supposed to be on the field during the National Anthem. Don’t hold your breath waiting for Commissioner Goodall to say a peep about it.

A lot of Americans feel differently. They would rather respect a team that plays a good game and, doesn’t disrespect them or the country. If coach Tomlin wants a political team, or a BLM team, and the NFL is OK with that, then by all means, reap what you sow.

There is an outside chance that the coach kept his team off the field to not allow his players to take a knee and embarrass the team. Major FAIL either way.

There’s a very good chance that unless Goodall gets the league under control as a sports organization, then we’ve seen the better days of the NFL.

Link: Steelers Coach Didn’t Want Army Vet To Stand For Anthem 

History, Statues Fall

About ten days ago, in the wake of the Charlottesville clash between some racists and communists, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward decided to jump on the statue removal train. He is for removing the Confederate statue in Lee Square of Confederate soldier Ellsworh Perry, from downtown, where it has been for 126 years when it was dedicated in 1891.

There is an absence of civil discourse on this subject because of the way it is practiced by the political Left, Progressives, Democrats and Antifa, the communist anarchist club. No pun intended, but they do use clubs. To them, if you are against removing a statue from the Confederate/Civil War era, then you are a racist, pure and simple. And, nothing you could say can, or will, cause them to change their mind on the subject, or about you.

This is as close to a reasoned opinion as you’re going to find. From The Pulse.

We can choose to hold fast to the wrong side of history, to cling to relics that glorify a shameful and immoral period in our past, or we can reject them and acknowledge that Confederate symbols are divisive, outdated, and un-American, and have no place in our public spaces in 2017.

Historical perspective? Both sides of the Civil War were composed of Americans. Soldiers and volunteers from both sides of the war, all Americans, were not pondering which side of history they would be on, let alone wondering what people in 2017 might think of them. 500,000 Americans (and their families) who died in the war,  were making history.

And much to the chagrin of Democrats, the United States of America became the first country to specifically ban slavery.  Not only that, but the first country where the people limited the government. Unlike where they (or anyone else at the time) came from, where the government controlled the people. American Exceptionalism, another concept Democrats like President Obama will deny, comes from these formative years of American history. Our heritage. Democrats have been on the wrong side of civil rights ever since, living on the wrong side of history.

Anyone may ignore American history. Anyone may be offended by American history. And anyone is free to offer an opinion about it. History, for any one who cares, is to learn from and understand what happened at that time, compared to where we are today. In short, giving perspective of where we were, and where we are.

In their time, slavery wasn’t the invention of the Confederate States. Slavery existed on every continent. Slavery still exists today. It even existed in the native American tribes. It is unfair and wrong to judge people from another time by today’s understanding and belief.  Removing statues does nothing to change history, nor should anyone try. That’s what the Taliban does.

So if you happen to be driving down South Palafox in Pensacola and you pass a park with a monument in the middle of it, you believe what you want to if or when you see it. Everyone else will do the same. Just don’t make matters worse by going Taliban.

PCC Wins M.R.I.O.T.D. Award

Pensacola Christian College wins the Most Ridiculous Item Of The Day award for expelling Allen Armentrout, a student who peacefully exercised his 1st Amendment right in Charlottesville, VA last week.

His statement to the Pensacola News Journal was ignored by his school, who apparently succumbed to the media meme that you must deny your ancestors and history, else you’re a violent Nazi White Supremacist.

The college administration failed to show a violation of their rules that would apply to someone exercising their 1st Amendment right. Makes one wonder if any of the anarchists who actually were violent were expelled from school?

“I have been released from my school and will be unable to return to college to finish my senior year. I’m processing this and making adjustments to my life to compensate for this scrutiny.”

He does not deny the history of this country or his family.

Armentrout later told the News Journal he made the trip to Virginia because the KKK, Neo-Nazis and other groups are destroying the history of his ancestors and he wants to share “the true history” of the American South. He said Neo-Nazis have wrongly “latched on” to Confederate history.

One thing is certain, he is consistent in his convictions. Here he is in Pensacola last March.

What’s different this time? The national “news media” made him famous, and he exercised his 2nd Amendment right too! Oh the nerve.

For this reason, Pensacola Christian College wins the Most Ridiculous Item Of The Day award.

Can you say “lawsuit?”

Link: Confederate demonstrator kicked out of Pensacola Christian College

The Anarchists Are Coming

You’ve seen them in Berkely, in Charlottesville, and in Durham. I’m speaking of groups like Antifa, formerly of the “Occupy” generation, only more violent. Funded in part by George Soros funded groups. Rent-a-mob for all practical purposes.

Rewind to 2008, when the country was so full of hope and change. Americans elected the first Black president. Americans thought, wrongly so, that this would be the end of racial strife and we could all relax. Eight years later, Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton lost to an outsider. Not just an outsider, a Republican outsider.

Blaming everyone but herself for her loss, Hillary was a most ungracious loser by launching what she called “The Resistance.” And, soon to be joined by President Obama.

Since then, Democrats have played the race card on a daily basis, and, every other sub-set of society they can delineate card. And what better way to exploit Race than to attack Robert E. Lee, a Confederate general who opposed both slavery & secession–to symbolize the evils of slavery & secession.

The result, civil unrest. Democrats thrive on it. They incite it, and if all hell breaks loose, it is somehow justified.

Tom Perez, the new head of the Democratic National Committee, did his part to incite unrest by this email he sent out Tuesday night. After President Trump’s third condemnation of the violence, Perez blasts an email (below) from the DNC.

Don’t hold your breath until someone from the Fake News Media puts a mic in Sen. Schumer’s (or Obama, Clinton) face and asked to comment on Chairman Perez’s lie about Trump and calling for democrats to “Rise and organize.” And, in light of the civil unrest going on in the country, does he think it is responsible to encourage violence?

In light of what’s going on in Pensacola today about removing a Civil War Era monument, don’t be surprised if the Clinton/Obama/Perez/Soros inspired anarchists arrive in Pensacola some day.

 

You Don’t Say . . .

Post Charlottesville, a teachable moment has presented itself in how the media and their tools, that would be the Democrat Party, work.  As described HERE, what happened in Charlottesville was in no way representative of the people who live there, Virginians, or Americans in general.

Another thing you can count on is the reaction from the media and party activists like Mary Anne Marsh. They see everything from their identity politics prism. They do not see America in a macro sense like Trump and most Republicans do, as Americans within a border. They only see many disparate groups of people as victims. And as such, present themselves as the solution to those affected and, or course, Republicans as the reason for their troubles.

This is the reason the media and agitators like Mary Anne Marsh rush to the TV camera and mic to call out President Trump for what he did not say. You see, if you call out the violent behavior as perpetrated by “many sides,” which was the case, then you are accused of being supportive of a group who participated in the violence that they choose to name.

Make no mistake about the reason for their faux outrage and bogus accusation. That Trump is protecting those people “who supported him” in the presidential campaign by not calling them out. See, the way Barack Obama operates, you call them out right away, before you know the facts. Well, unless they were Islamists, then we caution not to jump to conclusions. Remember how the “police acted stupidly,” and Trevon Martin was so innocent and, if he had a son would have looked “like him?” This is how Democrats are programmed. It’s in their genes, jeans and panties.

So when Mary Anne Marsh says oh, President Trump did not say that he condemned Neo-Nazis, or Racists, or Fascists, that it is because they are supporters of his, and that makes him a proponent for same. As if any candidate can control how someone votes and who they support. Democrats do control how dead people vote, but that’s another story.

But it doesn’t stop there. The meme has to be to connect not only Trump to these racists, but everyone who voted for him too. She listens to David Duke, like she listens to Kim Jong-un, when the racist Duke says that Trump was fulfilling his commitment to America. In her and the media’s little mind, that is a “dog whistle” that means he supports racists and anarchists; not creating jobs, boosting the economy, or protecting our national security.

Confirming all of that, is her assertion that “Most of America is starting to turn their back on Donald Trump . . . the world, and Republicans.”

None of which could be further from the truth. Bottom line, this is how they roll, and, hopefully will lead to the irrelevance of the Democrat Party, where the haters really are.

Not Charlottesville

The problem with history is not that it is history. It’s that some people today either deny it, or don’t know it, which manifests itself with all this monument nonsense. You either want history to stay where it belongs, or you want to resurrect it for political (if not revolutionary) gain.

What happened in Charlottesville was in no way representative of the people who live there, Virginians, or Americans in general. Virginia is in “the South,” History is what it is.

To illustrate, below are two tweets from Dinesh D’Souza.

Here are some of the “many sides” of fringe groups where violence comes from. Some of which were on display in Charlottesville, VA yesterday.

  • Antifa
  • Neo-Nazis
  • BLM
  • KKK
  • White Supremacists
  • Black Supremacists
  • Muslim Supremacists

Now if you want to include where some of the motivation for these groups come from, you can look to where you should least expect it. From the media, and Democrats in Washington. Partners who like to conflate 1st Amendment rights to speech and assembly with anarchy, for which there is no “right.”

This is what defending the 1st Amendment looks like.

Back the Blue.

 

How N. Korea & Iran Got Nuclear

And why we are where we are now.

Nuclear proliferation in North Korea and Iran is history. You might ask, how did that happen? Fair question, especially when you recall what President Clinton and President Obama told us about their “deals” with the respective countries. It will also give you an appreciation for the problem that President Trump inherited from his predecessors that has metastasized to where it is today, with North Korea threatening to attack the U.S. and its territories with nuclear weapons.

Here’s what President Clinton said about the deal he and Sec. of State Madelyn Albright crafted.

That turned out real well didn’t it.

Not to be outdone, another Democrat President, Barack Obama, crafted a deal with Iran thought to be impossible, getting Iran to back off of their nuclear weapons program. He wanted it so bad, for his (ostensibly good) legacy, that part of “the deal” was a prisoner swap three days before President-elect Trump was to be sworn in.

In his Sunday morning address to the American people, Obama portrayed the seven men he freed as “civilians.” The senior official described them as businessmen convicted of or awaiting trial for mere “sanctions-related offenses, violations of the trade embargo.”

In reality, some of them were accused by Obama’s own Justice Department of posing threats to national security. These civilians, that he called businessmen, were engaged in rather unique businesses. Most having to do with missile guidance and nuclear technology, weapons trafficking, and connections to Hezbollah, the U.S.-designated terrorist organization.

Now you know how successful, or how bad, the “deal” President Obama made turned out. For all practical purposes, there is no deal, and everything Obama said about how dangerous Iran would be had he not done this deal are coming to fruition today with this deal.

He said “We do not have to accept an inevitable spiral into conflict, we certainly shouldn’t seek it.” What we have to deal with is North Korea and Iran (the largest State sponsor of terrorism) sharing their nuclear technology, making the world a far more dangerous place.

Thank you President Obama for making a bad situation worse, and leaving your successor with a more dangerous world and less options to avoid conflict.

In response to the ongoing threats and missile tests from the DPRK, President Trump calls them out to stop, or the regime will feel the “fire and fury” of the United States.  You could interpret that as the beginning of negotiations with someone who means business. What happens next is up to Kim Jong-un. Predictably, the media’s reaction to the president’s choice of words is that it is very different from the rhetoric of the last three presidents. Well, YEAH! Their rhetoric combined with the Clinton/Albright “deal” was so effective in ending DPRK’s nuke program. Wasn’t it?

It might help to bring some perspective to how President Trump views the belligerent and threatening behavior of North Korea today by seeing how he felt about it in 1999, the day before he left the Republican Party to register Independent.

You decide how in tune the President is to what is going on in the world, and consistent about it. He was right then, and he is right now.

The full 20 minute interview below

Links: Flashback: Here’s What Trump Told Tim Russert in 1999 About Launching a Preemptive Strike Against NK  |  Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway

McCain’s Last Hurrah?

In a last ditch effort to cap seven years of voters putting Republicans in the majority to get rid of government-run health insurance and government-run health care, and contrary to his earlier votes to repeal, and campaigning on repealing Obamacare, Sen. John McCain (RINO-AZ) cast the last NO vote to kill the repeal effort. In what may prove to be one of the most important votes he has cast in his 35 years in Congress, he chose to operate like the standard-issue politicians he likes to rail against.

He’s brave enough to show what a liar and fraud he is, for voting against the repeal of Obamacare when it was possible, with Trump in The White House, after voting for it, and campaigning on it, when he knew it wasn’t possible, with Obama in The White House.

Not only does Obamacare remain the law of the land, it also keeps the federal government sending a half billion of taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood.

Without a full repeal, and a reformed market-based health insurance industry, Obamacare will continue to do what it was designed to do. Destroy the private health insurance industry and leave people with no options but single-payer health care, socialized medicine.

Adding to the drama in Washington, the Fake News Washington Post says that VP Joe Biden petitioned McCain to vote NO hours before he voted. Noting that Biden’s son died from the same cancer as McCain’s.

According to a Senate Democrat, McCain heard from two longtime friends pleading with him to oppose McConnell: Joseph I. Lieberman and Joe Biden.

Ever the showboat, hours before the vote, McCain had this exchange with an unnamed reporter.

“Have you decided how you’ll vote?” they asked.

“Yes,” McCain replied.

“How?”

“Wait for the show,” he said.

But he wasn’t alone. He had the company of 5 other RINOs who voted for, and campaigned on repeal, when they knew President Obama wouldn’t sign it. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., Dean Heller, R-Nev., Lisa Murkowski R-Alaska, and Rob Portman, R-Ohio.

Lesson learned? The exit of George W. Bush from The White House was not the end of big-government Republicans. Along with the never-Trumpers,  the vote Friday morning revealed other swamp dwellers in the Party.

Links: Mr. McCain Goes to Washington  |  Why John McCain voted to save Planned Parenthood and Obamacare  |  The week John McCain shook the Senate  |  Fund Women’s Clinics, Not Planned Parenthood