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Dec 7, Pearl Harbor Day

December 7th, 1941, “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy,” or, until we elect a president who really doesn’t care all that much about America, its veterans, or its history.

See today’s (12/7/2016) Presidential schedule.

  • In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing in the Oval Office. This meeting is closed press.
  • Later in the morning, the Vice President will deliver remarks at the inauguration ceremony for Dr. Dennis Assanis; Dr. Biden will also attend. These remarks at the University of Delaware Roselle Center for the Arts will be open press.
  • Afterwards, the Vice President and Dr. Biden will depart Wilmington, Delaware en route Washington, DC.
  • In the afternoon, the Vice President will preside over the Senate floor during a tribute in his honor at the United States Senate; Dr. Biden will also attend.

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 “A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”: FDR Asks for a Declaration of War

The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on December 7, 1941, stunned virtually everyone in the United States military. Japan’s carrier-launched bombers found Pearl Harbor totally unprepared. President Franklin Roosevelt quickly addressed Congress to ask for a declaration of war as illustrated in this audio excerpt. Although he never mentioned Europe or the fact that Germany had by then declared war on the United States, the Pearl Harbor attack allowed him to begin the larger intervention in the European war he had long wanted.


President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.

The United States was at peace with that nation, and, at the solicitation of Japan, was still in conversation with its government and its emperor looking toward the maintenance of peace in the Pacific. Indeed, one hour after Japanese air squadrons had commenced bombing in the American island of Oahu, the Japanese ambassador to the United States and his colleague delivered to our secretary of state a formal reply to a recent American message. While this reply stated that it seemed useless to continue the existing diplomatic negotiations, it contained no threat or hint of war or armed attack.

It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago. During the intervening time the Japanese government has deliberately sought to deceive the United States by false statements and expressions of hope for continued peace.

The attack yesterday on the Hawaiian Islands has caused severe damage to American naval and military forces. I regret to tell you that very many American lives have been lost. In addition, American ships have been reported torpedoed on the high seas between San Francisco and Honolulu.

Yesterday the Japanese government also launched as attack against Malaya.

Last night Japanese forces attacked Hong Kong.

Last night Japanese forces attacked Guam.

Last night Japanese forces attacked the Philippine Islands.

Last night Japanese forces attacked Wake Island.

And this morning the Japanese attacked Midway Island.

Japan has, therefore, undertaken a surprise offensive extending throughout the Pacific area. The facts of yesterday and today speak for themselves. The people of the United States have already formed their opinions and well understand the implications to the very life and safety of our nation.

As commander in chief of the Army and Navy I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us. . .

And everyone thought that we would never see an attack on U.S. soil again. And until September 11, 2012, everyone thought we would always run to the aid of Americans under attack.

Links:

Link to audio file. | Naval History and Heritage Command

Net Job Losses Continue

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor, Sec Reich’s old job, has released their data for the month of November 2016, along with some other data.

The big “news” out of it is the fake news about the record low unemployment rate.  Down to what it was when Bush left office at 4.6%. That, and 178,000 (non-farm) jobs were created in November.

The reason the unemployment rate dropped is not because more people found jobs. It is because 591,000 people, unemployed for so long, were not counted. They are considered (by the Labor Department) not part of the labor force. As if they died or something, so they are not factored in determining the unemployment rate. They’re still alive though, and when  you count them, the unemployment rate (the U-6) is 9.3%, not the 4.6% that the president and his media tout.

“The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) was little changed at 1.9 million and accounted for 24.8 percent of the unemployed.” Let that sink in. Does this look like economic recovery to you?

The deception gets even more robust when the administration discusses job creation. When the narcissist-in-chief brags on his record sounding something like this; under my administration, we’ve had 78 months of consecutive job growth, or some such, he is not telling you the whole story.

It is hard to reconcile record job growth when there are 94 million Americans not working. And have been for years.

Here’s how it works for him. Imagine jobs in an economy being an interstate highway and Obama is at the on-ramp counting jobs being created. No one is counting the jobs being lost in the very same economy. That would be the off-ramp. He is also not telling you that people who have a job, and get a second or third job to support their family, that those extra jobs that one person has are counted as a new job created. On that subject, there are 511,000 more multiple job holders for Nov 2016 than there was in Nov 2015.

Not mentioned either is the fact that when you factor deaths, retirements, and population growth, a break-even for jobs being “created” per month is 250,000. Anything less than that is a net job loss. Here’s what this looks like for the last two  years. Out of 24 months, only 9 represented job growth.

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So when you see the administration, or the nightly news people reporting that 178,000 jobs were created last month (in their cheery and upbeat tone), what they’re not saying is that the economy lost 72,000 more jobs last month. Obama’s legacy.

Employment Situation Nov 2016 by Ross Calloway on Scribd

Dep. of Interior Goes Rouge On Dakota Pipeline

This is a prime example how the unelected bureaucracy, with its regulatory agencies, drive up cost of everything, including the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota.

After a decade of planning, research, and obtaining approvals for same, Obama’s Dept. of Interior throws a wrench into the project by using the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to deny an easement for the completion of the project.

The pipeline is largely complete except for the now-blocked segment underneath Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir.

But that’s not all it did. The Department also inserted a pack of Indians, protesters, with zero interest in the project into the negotiating and planning process.

According to a news release, Assistant Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy said her decision was based on the need to “explore alternate routes” for the pipeline’s crossing. What? Now that it is already built is no time to explore alternate routes.

And anyone should even wonder why the Obama administration is the most unfriendly to business and industry?  Especially the energy industry. And why they move overseas wherever possible to avoid this kind of interference?

Links: The Dakota Access Pipeline Project  |  Army Corps blocks route of Dakota Access oil pipeline

Miami In Celebration

Fidel Castro died at 90. Reaction to the news from Miami is a celebration.  People filling the sidewalks waving American and Cuban flags. Making drums out of a pot and a big spoon, and beating them.  Traffic is a slow-moving parade of cars, horns blowing, waving out of the windows, in both directions.

Live streaming from the Miami Herald.

What do you think will come first?

President Obama making a statement about Castro’s death. Pointing out his contribution to the world.

OR, President Obama making a statement to Americans about the five police executions in as many days, and that the very idea of attacking law enforcement is unacceptable. And maybe call for mandatory death sentence for anyone killing a cop, under any circumstances.

Tune in tomorrow.

Link: Fidel Castro, Cuban Revolutionary Who Defied U.S., Dies at 90

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Obama’s Words, Just Words

Literally just days after President Obama demanded that Trump confront Putin when his behavior defies international values & norms,  from Peru, the president says his brief chat with Putin did not include alleged Russian intervention in US election because “that’s behind us.” That’s rich. Everything Russia did, on anything, is behind us.

Maybe it’s because he knew Russia had nothing to do with it in the first place?

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Mocking Accents Is Cool Now

TuckerCarlson on Trump-Bashing at AMA’s: Celebs Now Becoming ‘Enforcers of Groupthink’

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Trump On Social Media

Have you noticed the constant drumbeat from the so-called mainstream media (aka fake news sites), continually asking Trump whether he will quit using Twitter now that he will soon be president? CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway. Her reply, “Why do you care?”

Why they care is that they’ve stained their pants on Trump’s win. And, his use of Twitter to communicate directly to the folks renders them, and their bias, essentially neutered.

Sanctuary Cities Solution

Illegal immigration and the burden it has on Americans has come to the fore again because of Pres-elect Donald Trump’s promise to end Sanctuary Cities.

Trump has said he will withhold Federal funding to cities that harbor illegal aliens and refuse to enforce current immigration laws. It is hoped that the threat of doing without would, ostensibly, be enough to convince those city governments to comply with federal immigration laws.

There are two other options available that have not been discussed yet. And one of which has already been done by the Obama administration and upheld by the Supreme Court.

The second option is to do to the Mayors and their Chiefs of Police what the Obama Justice Department did to Arizona. You go into Federal Court and get a Federal Judge to issue a Court Order. You force them to comply with Federal law. Virtually every federal judge will rule, based on the Supreme Court’s own precedent, and President Obama in particular, that it has plenary power in this regard, and that states and cities don’t have authority to nullify federal statutes. Then if a Mayor defies a federal court order, the Mayor will be held in contempt of court and go to jail. That’s the legal strategy that could be put into place, in one city after another. You specifically punish these mayors, you specifically punish these police chiefs and city council members if necessary. Get them held in contempt of court, criminal contempt, until federal immigration laws are enforced.

The third option. Sanctuary City Officials should be considered Seditious. Any elected or appointed official refusing to comply with federal law based solely upon their own ideological opinion, or encouraging the same of others, should be considered for arrest and indictment for sedition. It is one thing for state and local authorities to announce that there is insufficient resources to fully comply with the law of the land. But to declare for reasons exclusive to one’s own ideological opinion that they will not comply is indicative of an “insurrection against established order” and “incitement of discontent to lawful authority.”

The existence of Sanctuary Cities is one of the ‘welcome mats‘ to be pulled, if we are to ever get control of immigration. Equal justice under the law is not an option. Neither Hillary Clinton,  nor city officials should be exempt.

Link: 18 U.S. Code Chapter 115 – TREASON, SEDITION, AND SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES | H/T Kerry Bowers | What Comprehensive Immigration Reform Should Be

Rep. Ellison For DNC Chair

The current head of the Democratic National Committee is Donna Brazile who to put it nicely, is retiring . Two names for possible replacement are screaming Howard Dean, who once held the position, and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn). I think it would be a good thing if Keith Ellison became the head of the DNC. Really, you know that I want the Democratic Party to succeed.

As far as I know, Ellison isn’t a CAIR member or a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, but both of those groups support him. One is an unindicted co-conspirator and the other is a terrorist organization. But Ellison does accept donations from them, was a speaker for them and groups associated with Hamas, also a terrorist organization. Groups like CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood. In 2008, Ellison accepted $13,350 from the Muslim American Society (MAS) to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca. The Muslim American Society is a Muslim Brotherhood organization. ellison-with-abdullah-bin-bayyah_mas-flickr

With CAIR, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Keith Ellison, the relationship is mutual. That’s quite different than saying (true or not),  that because the KKK supported Trump, who never spoke at a KKK event or took donations from them,  is a racist.

It’s pretty clear where Rep. Keith Ellison stands with the Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR. You won’t hear him denouncing them. And you won’t see him returning their campaign contributions.

This is today’s Democratic Party. Democrats, Ellison is your man to head the DNC.

UPDATE: 11/29/2016 Rep. Ellison met with radical cleric and financier of jihad against Americans and Jews.

Link: Muslim Brotherhood-linked Congressman Keith Ellison announces run for DNC chair  |  Keith Ellison’s Saudi Arabia Trip Included Meetings With Radical Cleric, Bank That Funds Suicide Bombings

It’s Far From Over

 

Now there’s an observation I can agree with.

Why shouldn’t they expect the same treatment? Creating major bills (Affordable Care Act) that the other party can’t take part in, then passing it (deeming it passed), not by a vote, but by Budget Reconciliation instead.

Liberals know that Republicans have more respect for the system of government the Founders made to even think of doing crap like that.

Obama governs as though the Constitution has a “Sick and Tired” Clause. If Congress fails to pass something he wants, rather than go with it and accept the outcome of the Legislative Branch, he does something extra-constitutional to get it done. Invoking his Sick and Tired Clause.

Democrats (and Republicans) allowed the Executive Branch to usurp their power. In fact, I recall Democrats in the House giving Obama a standing O when he told them he was going to run around them wherever he could to advance his political agenda. They were cheering the surrender of their Constitutional powers to the Executive Branch. I recall House Republicans giving Obama the funding he needed to fund his agenda, increasing debt limits, not by approving budgets, but by six years of Continuing Resolutions.

This is the way it’s supposed to work.

Article 1 of the Constitution establishes the Legislative Branch. That’s where laws are made.

Article 2 of the Constitution establishes the Executive Branch. That’s where laws are enforced.

Article 3 of the Constitution establishes the Judicial Branch. That’s where laws are interpreted when the need arises.

There is a major adjustment needed to return to a government that will fit inside the Constitution.

Trump refers to it as draining the swamp. And it is going to take more elections to drain it. Just changing the president is not going to be enough.

Jobs Situation, October 2016

The last jobs report before the presidential election  from the Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics is out today. Here is the “progress” President Obama is talking about today in Fayetteville, NC while he campaigns for Hillary Clinton.

Two things you should know about what you will hear from the mainstream media. One is that they will report an unemployment rate below 5%, 4.9%  (Table A-1) The number is only that low because they don’t count millions of people who’s unemployment benefits have run out. It’s like they don’t exist any more. The real unemployment, the U-6, is 9.5%, not 4.9%. (Table A-15)

There were 161,000 jobs created in October 2016. (Table B-1) And this number includes people who have lost their FT job and taken on a PT job. It also includes those who have a job and got a 2nd or 3rd job. Taking into account births, deaths, immigration, and retirements, a minimum of 250,000 jobs is considered break-even. So 161,000 jobs created represents an 89,000 net job loss.

At the start of the Obama administration in 2009, there were 80,380,000 people not in labor force. As of Oct ’16, this has increased to 94,609,000. Obama’s economy since taking office represents a net negative job growth. And minorities are hit worst.

Black labor participation rate (Table A-2), the number of people who can work that are working, is Oct 2015, 62%. Oct 2016, 61.8%. Fewer Blacks working this year than last year.

Black unemployment Oct 2015, 8.3%. Oct 2016 8.6%. (Table A-2) Unemployment rate for Blacks is double that for Whites at 4.3%.

The jobs being created are not the better paying jobs. Comparing Oct ’16 to LY, employed persons by occupation, the largest sector growth is in the low-paying services sector at 1.12 million. (Table A-13)

Oct ’16 compared to Oct ’15, there is a 430,000 increase in people having multiple jobs. Because they have to just to get by. (Table A-9)

October ’16 compared to LY, there were 163,000 more people NOT in the labor force. Compared to the previous month, Sept 2016, the increase  is 425,000. (Table A-1)

Employment Situation October 2016 by Ross Calloway on Scribd

This dismal economic situation should open your eyes to what you can expect if Hillary Clinton should become the next president, because she is campaigning on continuing, if not exacerbating, Obama’s path.

Link: Employment Situation October 2016  |  94,609,000 Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Drops to 62.8%

 

Obama Busted

After FBI Director James Comey’s recitation of the many crimes, as specified in the Espionage Act,  Sec. of State Hillary Clinton committed, then declared that there would be no prosecution, many Americans were left scratching their heads for a moment. Then, it was clear that the fix was in. Now we know why.

To go ahead with charges against Hillary, the President himself would have to be brought into it because he too violated the same statute.

How do we know this? We can thank WikiLeaks for exposing the evidence. And as usual, the Obama administration is calling out Russia for trying to influence our election process. The Russians are not amused that the administration is making them their scapegoat. Another example of Obama’s recklessness in foreign relations, he’s playing Russian Roulette with the wrong people.

The mainstream media and the administration are indistinguishable today, which is why they publicize Obama’s accusations and ignore the content of the emails and the fact that many (33,000?) were from him under an alias, dating back to the beginning of his administration.

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Regardless if Russia had anything to do with it (Maybe I did it, yeah, I did it. I hacked her server and sent it to WikiLeaks, Russia, China, Iran, and N. Korea, just to be safe.), bringing about transparency from the most corrupt administration in my lifetime is not an assault on our democracy, as Hillary claims. It’s about keeping elected officials honest when dealing with policies and the American people. She, her party, and the Obama administration is the assault on democracy and our system of justice. And must be stopped November 8, 2016.