The title of this category says it all. Of course, we could have called it “Watch on the Potomac” – but then we decided to develop a category for that subject anyway. In pre-war Germany – it was called “the Rhine.” Same difference – different time, different geographical region.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good voters do nothing.
There is a wide-spread misconception, fueled by the so-called “mainstream” media (MSM), about the actual significance of the election polls. Regardless of whether the polls are accurate or not (there is some credible evidence that some are not; see ), they do not measure, generally, what they purport to, that is, the preferences of the likely voters when they will have to chose between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
What the election polls do measure is how the American public reacts to the massive out-and-out anti-Trump pro-Clinton propaganda that they are exposed to about every time they turn to MSM for the news. The polls are, de facto, multiple-choice tests that the respondents take after being lectured on whom to oppose and whom to support. Continue reading →
Unveils first-100-days agenda as he promises ‘the kind of change that only arrives once in a lifetime’
Donald Trump planted a flag on hallowed ground Saturday morning by laying out near the Gettysburg National Battlefield what he would do in his first 100 days as President of the United States.
Touting ‘the kind of change that only arrives once in a lifetime,’ Trump told an audience of about 300 invited guests that he will ‘drain the swamp’ in Washington, replacing the current government ‘with a new government of, by and for the people.’
The symbolism factor was high, with a campaign aide telling reporters Friday night that the Civil War battle in Gettysburg memorialized by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 ‘was the moment when the war turned.’ Continue reading →
‘People now experience the entire world as a form of bullying’
The political correctness movement that has swept college campuses, corporate America and mainstream life can be traced back to a few psychological trends.
Howard Schwartz, professor emeritus of Oakland University, has for years studied the psychology underlying political correctness, and in his new book Political Correctness and the Destruction of Social Order: Chronicling the Rise of the Pristine Self, he offers some clarity on why the term “snowflakes” is now synonymous with college students today.
Schwartz, who taught classes in social and behavioral science within its business school, said the term stems from what he calls “the rise of the pristine self.” Continue reading →
Old saying of “Don’t trust anyone who doesn’t love dogs” is good enough for me. Or a good judge of a person is how they treat their support staff. Helps to separate people with class from the white trash.
Eric Bonner, a military K9 handler, posted the following on his Facebook page. His comments have gone viral. His military working dog, “Suli,” sniffs for bombs.
“I’m not voting for Clinton. It has nothing to do with her views. It really doesn’t even matter about all the laws she broke. It’s because she actually talked to me once! Almost a sentence.
Being a K9 handler in the military, I got to do a few details involving distinguished visitors… mostly Generals, DOD officials and Secretaries of Defense. I was lucky enough to pull two awesome details… Presidents George W. Bush and Obama.
GWB looked at me and smiled, then he said, “Man, who would piss you off?” Then he high-fived me and continued on. I was climbing down from a catwalk I had stood on for 4 hours with nothing but dust and a radio to keep me company. The radio died early on. It was pretty sweet… Continue reading →
How Hillary Clinton Served as the “Secret Weapon” for One of the Biggest Tax Cheats in American History
President-in-waiting Hillary Clinton has never addressed her role in the midnight pardon of billionaire fugitive Marc Rich. In fact, she’s rarely been asked her opinion on the free pass given to one of the world’s most wanted fugitives, a man who violated embargoes against Iran and South Africa and fled the country rather than face trial in what was billed as “the biggest tax evasion case in history.” Hillary has variously said that she was “unaware” of the decision and “surprised” by it. When pressed, she merely cackles.
Even though 300 pages of core documents relating to the pardon decision remain under seal at the Clinton Library, a review of the available record tells a much different story. In fact, the Rich legal team viewed Hillary as a “secret weapon,” and as one door after another closed on their search for a pardon they focused more and more on invoking what Rich lawyer Robert Fink called the “HRC option.” Continue reading →
Remember when everyone hated hanging chads and wanted computerized voting? Seemed like a good idea at the time.
Six days after Memphis voters went to the polls last October to elect a mayor and other city officials, a local computer programmer named Bennie Smith sat on his couch after work to catch up on e-mail.
The vote had gone off about as well as elections usually do in Memphis, which means not well at all. The proceedings were full of the technical mishaps that have plagued Shelby County, where Memphis is the seat, since officials switched to electronic voting machines in 2006. Servers froze, and the results were hours late. But experts at the county election commission assured both candidates and voters that the problems were minor and the final tabulation wasn’t affected.
That story might have held up if Smith, a financial software developer and church organist, hadn’t been conducting an election night experiment. In his free time, Smith crunches voter-turnout data with programs he’s written to help local politicians target their direct-mail campaigns. Like Smith, most of his clients are black, and he had bet a friend 10 candy bars that the polling place at Unity Christian Church, a black congregation a mile from Graceland, would have a big turnout. Continue reading →
Something overlooked in the immigration debate is that the huge numbers of illegal immigrants allowed into the country over the years are very good for business. Rather than cutting taxes and regulations, the progressive solution is to simply import more customers.
Businesses are in the business of being profitable, and most of that comes from increasing the number of people using their products and services. This goes a long way in explaining why the Walmarts, Starbucks, and Targets of the world are so liberal in their public profiles. Continue reading →
While our country has long prided itself on being a “melting pot” by welcoming people from other countries and assimilating them into our society, there are some areas that need to be addressed within our current immigration system. Many Americans may not know precisely how large, dangerous, and costly our immigration problem has become.
First of all, we have laws regarding immigrants—how they are to be selected, what they must do to qualify as immigrants and eventually as citizens, and exact procedures for coming into the U.S. Unfortunately, many of these laws are being broken or blatantly ignored. Why are those breaking the law not punished and why are those in positions of authority ignoring the enforcement of these laws? Continue reading →
Matt Lauer is being skinned alive by the leftwingnut media for his honest presidential forum with Hillary and Trump. They are calling for his head on a platter for asking Hillary about her email crimes.
The rightwing saw the interview as a surprise since leftists normally do their utmost to shield Hillary and avoid exposing her crimes. But then they saw that Lauer didn’t go into as much detail as they would have and that he did go after Trump, but not to the degree with which leftist fanatics would have and that has sent those leftwingnuts over the edge. In the coming debate between Trump and Hillary they are calling on their moderators to “fact check” Trump, but not Hillary. Continue reading →
… including banks, the criminal justice system and the government.
Millennials say they have ‘some or very little’ confidence in a number of institutions, including banks, the criminal justice system, and the federal government, it’s been revealed.
The results come from Ernst & Young and the Economic Innovation Group’s The Millennial Economy. They surveyed 1,200 Millennials for the report.
The report said: ‘True to reputation, Millennials are skeptical of the establishment.
‘While not as overtly iconoclastic as some of their parents might have been at similar ages, Millennials put very little confidence in established institutions—perhaps because established institutions have yet to deliver for them.
‘The establishment aside, Millennials remain fiercely patriotic and supportive of a leading role for the United States in the world.’ Continue reading →
What follows was submitted to us by long time reader and friend, Hippy Biker. At the end of what you are about to read – you will have YOUR assignment. ~ J.B.
I’ve been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium, Yale Bowl and Giants Stadium.
I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.
Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins. Continue reading →
Declarations from Donald Trump and Mike Pence that gun rights are in danger is no longer hypothetical. It is now certain. If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, the Second Amendment can be effectively erased from the U.S. Constitution.
For the first time in U.S. history, a federal appeals court on Friday struck down a federal gun-control law for violating the Second Amendment, meaning that next year the Supreme Court will hear a case that includes the opportunity to abolish citizens’ right to bear arms by overruling the Court’s famous Heller precedent. Continue reading →
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The time is NOW! If this should be the final post published at The Federal Observer, and if should be the last piece that you ever read – then understand the importance of that, which lays before you. Share it wide and share it often.
Darden could not improve on all that he has said here. At this moment – the Native Americans in North Dakota are doing more for the people in this nation than most ‘americans’ (note small ‘a‘) would ever consider doing. Most want it done FOR them. Not I – not now – not EVER. ~ Jeffrey Bennett, Publisher and Editor
The naive hopes of Bernie Sanders’ supporters – to build a grass-roots political movement, change the Democratic Party from within and push Hillary Clinton to the left – have failed. Clinton, aware that the liberal class and the left are not going to mount genuine resistance, is running as Mitt Romney in drag. The corporate elites across the political spectrum, Republican and Democrat, have gleefully united to anoint her president. All that remains of Sanders’ “revolution” is a 501(c)(4) designed to raise money, including from wealthy, anonymous donors, to ensure that he will be a senator for life. Great historical events happen twice, as Karl Marx quipped, “first as tragedy and then as farce.” Continue reading →
Many have argued that our Founding Fathers were religious or, rather, Christian. I think that this is a hard case to make. Many of the Founders were known carousers and had several illegitimate children. Besides that, there is the issue of many of the Founders’ words concerning Christianity.
But there is the undeniable fact of their education. It was thoroughgoing and intentionally Christian. They learned their letters through a primer that contained characters from Scriptures to help them remember. And this presents a problem for the left in general and the atheist in particular.
If we have our founding documents and the system of republican government from such men, we cannot fail to see that they are in some major sense products of this religious environment. So, then their faith or even their exposure to faith is important to understanding the things that they accomplished intellectually.
But some wish to have this portion of the Founder’s thinking scrubbed from history. Continue reading →
The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud who had pending deportation orders, according to an internal Homeland Security audit released Monday.
The Homeland Security Department’s inspector general found that the immigrants used different names or birthdates to apply for citizenship with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and such discrepancies weren’t caught because their fingerprints were missing from government databases.
DHS said in an emailed statement that an initial review of these cases suggest that some of the individuals may have ultimately qualified for citizenship, and that the lack of digital fingerprint records does not necessarily mean they committed fraud. Continue reading →
Perhaps the greatest attribute of the American spirit is that even in the aftershocks of the worst wreckage, we seek to learn. Rather than flounder in horrors that should have never happened, we pursue ways to assure they will not again.
September 11, 2001 provided what may be Americans’ greatest opportunity to learn.
In the weeks following 9/11 Americans regained camaraderie and national pride. Race issues receded, government protected groups found less need for protection, American flags waved from car roofs and highway overpasses. The quiet made friends and the typically thoughtless made way for strangers. Continue reading →
I am going to tell you one final time – she could die two weeks before the election – and most of the dummies in America would still vote for her. ~ Ed.
Hillary Clinton’s doctor has revealed the 68-year-old has pneumonia – hours after video showed her collapsing into the arms of her Secret Service agents while being rushed from the 9/11 memorial service at the World Trade Center. Dr. Lisa R. Bardack released a statement through her campaign team after she performed a check-up on the presidential candidate at her home in Chappaqua, New York, on Sunday, after the ‘medical episode’. She said: ‘Secretary Clinton has been experiencing a cough related to allergies. On Friday, during follow up evaluation of her prolonged cough, she was diagnosed with pneumonia. She was put on antibiotics, and advised to rest and modify her schedule. ‘While at this morning’s event, she became overheated and dehydrated. I have just examined her and she is now re-hydrated and recovering nicely.’ Clinton is now holed up in her upstate New York home after a bystander recorded her losing her balance, slumping at the knees and being held up by her aides. (Read the REST of the Story)
Video has surfaced of Hillary Clinton appearing to stumble as she was led into a van after suffering a ‘medical episode’ during the 9/11 memorial service. The Democratic presidential candidate is seen standing on a curb near the World Trade Center when she appeared to lose her balance. One of her aides is seen grabbing onto her arm as the motorcade arrives. Her security detail then had to help her into her van before she was driven to daughter Chelsea’s nearby apartment. Despite the concerning footage, she emerged from the home at 11:45 on Sunday saying she was fine. She told waiting reporters: ‘I’m feeling great, it’s a beautiful day in New York’. A smiling Clinton was then greeted by a young girl on the street to pose for a picture. She then waved at customers at a nearby restaurant before getting into a van. (Read the REST of the Story)
ITT Tech students unsure about next step after school’s closure
Niel Smith would have finished his degree in less than a year.
But Tuesday morning, he found out all ITT Technical Institute campuses were closing nationwide in the wake of devastating federal sanctions. He drove to his South Bend campus, but nobody was there to answer his questions: “Is there going to be any way for me to finish my degree? What’s happening here?”
Smith, 27, said he is left with $30,000 in student loan debt and credits for an information technology degree that likely won’t transfer to another college.
“When I took out those loans, my goal was to get a degree,” he said. “It wasn’t my goal to stop halfway through and have to pay back something that I have nothing to show for.”
ITT Tech’s closure disrupts the education of about 40,000 students across the country and leaves about 8,000 employees without jobs, said Carmel-based parent company ITT Educational Services Inc. Continue reading →
A touching photo of an Alabama police officer comforting a one-month-old after her parents overdosed on drugs is capturing the hearts of many on the Internet.
Birmingham South Precinct police officers responded to the scene only to find the mother and father of four young children unresponsive because of an overdose of drugs, according to AL.com.
Police found the 30-year-old father dead on the kitchen floor while the 35-year-old mother remained alive but unresponsive. Paramedics were able to give the mother a dose of Narcan, an opioid antidote, and took her to the hospital, where she remains in critical condition, FOX 5 Atlanta reports.
The children, ages seven, three, two, and one-month, were alone and frightened because of the incident.
One of the officers, Michelle Burton, took it upon herself to care for the children before they could be transferred to Child Protective Services, according to the Washington Post. Burton took the children back to the precinct, where she removed her vest and gear so she could cradle the baby and give her a bottle. Continue reading →
American taxpayers funded 100% of research used to develop Big Pharma’s EpiPen
The EpiPen garnered national attention this week following reports that Bresch, CEO of the pharmaceutical company Mylan NV, hiked the price of the device from $47 for a single pen nine years ago to the current price of $284. As STAT reported, Bresch — the daughter of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) — faces a possible Senate investigation… (Continue to full article)
Hillary Clinton’s for-profit university problem
After Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, Bill Clinton received $17.6 million in payments from a for-profit university. Since that time, another organization with a connection to that university received almost $90 million in grants from an agency that’s part of the State Department… (Continue to full article)
Another Veteran Commits Suicide After Reportedly Not Receiving Proper Medical Care
Another veteran has committed suicide. The New York Times is reporting that Peter A. Kaisen shot himself in the parking lot of a Veterans Affairs hospital in Long Island, New York. The reason is unclear, but sources told the paper that Mr. Kaisen had grown despondent after being unable to seek a proper doctor relating to his mental health care… (Continue to full article)
Shawn Lucas Cause of Death Still Unknown
According to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for Washington, D.C., it has still not determined a cause of death for Shawn Lucas, the 38-year old process server who delivered the class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee and its then Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, to the DNC headquarters on July 1… (Continue to full article)
ISIS barbarians massacred 600
Conditions in much of Syria remain a mystery. Activists believe there are hundreds of mass graves in ISIS-controlled areas that can only be explored when fighting stops… (Continue to full article)
The Huma-Weiner Scandal Is More Than Just Casual ‘Sext’
On top of Hillary Clinton’s infamous sieve-like email server we (and they) now have the remnants of the Huma-Hillary-Anthony ménage à trois to chew on: who knew and knows what about whom?… (Continue to full article)
The EpiPen, a Case Study in Health System Dysfunction
EpiPens are a perfect example of a health care nightmare. They’re also just a typical example of the dysfunction of the American health care system… (Continue to full article)
Gene Wilder’s Best Joke
“Frau Blücher” was a real person. Swear to goodness, I read “Frau Blucher” and I heard horses… (Continue to full article)
Secure Borders Matter
The Trump phenomenon in the U.S. and the various populist movements sweeping Europe have forced the globalists to become more open about their agenda… (Continue to full article)
Proxima b Aliens Horrified by Spectacle of U.S. Presidential Race
Yes Virginia, there ARE little green men out there… (Continue to full article)
Honey, I shrunk my jumper! The secret to UNSHRINKING clothes after a laundry mishap revealed
Homemaking bloggers have shared a simple method they say will ‘unshrink’ your clothes, using the baby shampoo, a bucket and some lukewarm water… (Continue to full article)
Steve Vaus ~ We Must Take America Back
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This entire story can only be passed on by MilesTones to process since the whole “thought” process behind it is so ridiculous it can only be covered by that department that specializes in a cocked-eyebrow view of the news.
Insanity is not only inherited but it is contagious! We are in the midst of a deadly plague that is rampaging throughout the land, infecting all who are exposed to it. One cannot get away from the contamination, even if we stop watching the news or reading the papers, it is still there. The hardest hit areas are the schools, colleges and universities. Continue reading →
Donald Trump was in Wisconsin Tuesday, where he gave an impassioned speech highlighting the growing problem of poverty and violence rampant in many inner city black communities today. Trump called for law and order after the weekend of rioting in Milwaukee. He declared that the “war on police” was ultimately a “war on all peaceful citizens.” He also laid blame for the culture of endemic poverty and lawlessness squarely where it belongs: on the Democrats. Focusing on Clinton he said, “Hillary Clinton-backed policies are responsible for the problems in the inner cities today and a vote for her is a vote for another generation of poverty, high crime, and lost opportunities. I care too much about my country to let this happen.” Continue reading →
How America’s biggest banks took part in a nationwide bid-rigging conspiracy – until they were caught on tape
Illustration by Victor Juhasz
Editor’s NOTE: What you are about to read is just over four years old – but it could have been written last night. What Taibbi published back in the Fall of 2012 is the story of Wall Street and Politics for ALL time. Small time players go to jail while the BIG crooks laugh and pour another snifter of Cognac in celebration. We are now into the final months of the 2016 (S)election season and these same Wall Street shysters are committing the same fraud on behalf of at least one of the Presidential candidates – much of it through HER Foundation – along with her Foreign Donors.
Change the dates if you wish – the beat goes on… To the wicked go the Spoils! ~ J.B. (Read FULL Story)
“This cartoon by Joseph Keppler, who was the, both the editor and main cartoonist for Puck, which became one of, a very popular satirical weeklies in the post-Civil War period, expresses a general public discontent and concern about the growing impact and power of large businesses in the United States in the Gilded Age, particularly as this indicates, by businesses that have become monopolies in one way or another, and their control over the political process.
This is the period of time when the Senate is beginning to be conceived of as a millionaire’s club, it’s not quite called that yet, but it’s getting there, and certainly the sort of power and influence of business has become palatable. Continue reading →