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.
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 →
If you are baffled about what to do this election season on voting, see if this might engage you a bit. ~ Angie C.
In all my years of watching politics in the US, never have I seen a presidential election generate such overwhelmingly negative emotions. Everyone hates Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or, increasingly, both of them. This is creating a severe psychological problem for many people: they want to tell their friends and the world that Clinton is mentally unstable and a crook, but they are conflicted because they realize that by so doing they would be supporting Trump. Or they want to tell everyone what a vulgar, narcissistic, egotistical blowhard Trump is, but they are conflicted because they realize that by so doing they would be supporting Clinton. Some are abandoning the two-party duopoly in favor of minor parties, ready to vote for Jill Stein the Green or Gary Johnson the Libertarian, but are conflicted because voting for Stein would take votes away from Clinton the crook and thus support Trump the blowhard, while voting for Johnson would take votes away from Trump the blowhard and thus support Clinton the crook. There is just no winning! Or is there? Continue reading →
Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, the man accused of killing Kate Steinle in July 2015, pleaded not guilty in January to second-degree murder and other charges. (AP File Photo)
The U.S. Department of Justice gave $342,168,401 in grant money to 10 “sanctuary” states and cities that shield illegal aliens, even violent ones, from deportation by refusing to cooperate with federal immigration officials, according to a Judicial Watch report.
In a recent memorandum to the Office of Justice Programs (OJP), DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz revealed that at least 10 state and local jurisdictions that receive grants from the OJP and Office of Violence against Women (OVW) have policies limiting or effectively precluding local officials’ cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
“Among them is Connecticut, a trailblazer in the sanctuary movement that received more than $69 million in grants from the DOJ,” said Judicial Watch. Continue reading →
Weak Retail Sales Dims Rate Hike Odds
The ‘Dim’-wits just can’t seem to have it their way – after all – it is THEY who have destroyed the economy. Sorry Janet – please stop Yellin’… (Continue to full article)
Big Unwind Begins In Housing Bubble Rents
Soaring rents have hit the wall of reality. Or is it just another fantasy in order to make purhasing a new home more affordable. Stick around for a few years – rental will be back in play – after the next round of short sale/foreclosure… (Continue to full article)
Nightmare at the Mall
Brick-and-Mortar Retail Totally Loses it! It’s all the new web-order craze… (Continue to full article)
Why the Public Is Mad As Hell At Washington
WHAT? Just name your poison – you’ll come up with an answer – ANY answer… (Continue to full article)
Trump Advisor Paulson Took Bailout Money
Took it??? Isn’t he the guy that forced it down the throats of all the Banksters? Guess not – that was Hank… (Continue to full article)
Rampaging Debt Collectors
Oh yeah baby – themz beez on de rampage and they are coming for you. Expect new bankruptcy laws during the next administration. Dey’ze comin’ fo’ yo’ axe! .. (Continue to full article)
Clinton Foundations Money Ties To State Dept
WEll – if you didn’t suspect this – then you have been shacking up with Rip Van Winkle for the past forty years… (Continue to full article)
One simple reason why gold can still jump 50%
Because the end is nigh – and you need to be reminded of this??? … (Continue to full article)
Self-Sufficiency Will Be The Only Way to Survive: “Nothing Will Have Any Value Except Food”
And what will you purchase it with if you have no gold or silver??? … (Continue to full article)
U.S.’s top investing minds came to a depressing conclusion on the economy
YEAH – in the long haul – we are all screwed! … (Continue to full article)
Why Americans Get Poorer
The US economy grew at a pace of roughly 1% for the past three consecutive quarters. And even that is doubtful…. (Continue to full article)
Pat Metheny with Herbie Hancock ~ Cantalope Island
Guitarist and composer Pat Metheny was born on August 12th, 1954 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. The 15-year-old Metheny was introduced to the world of professional jazz after winning a Down Beat scholarship to a one-week jazz program in New York City. Metheny released the classic jazz fusion LP Bright Size Life when he was only 21. His most recent album is 2014’s Kin, recorded with his newest band, Unity Group.
Metheny and pianist Herbie Hancock perform a fantastic rendition of Hancock’s composition “Cantaloupe Island.”
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Mike Vanderboegh has passed away. We knew this was coming, but it’s still bracing and reflective at the same time. Since I’m going to link a number of articles and commentaries at the end, I see no point in recapitulating what’s already been said. Instead, I have some (what I hope to be) unique reflections to make about Mike.
I’ve heard it said that such-and-such a man had “redeeming qualities.” Hogwash. Men don’t have redeeming qualities. Men are themselves redeemed, or they are lost. The God-man Christ Jesus saves men or they perish without Christ but with all of the punishments due to them, and all men are under judgment. Continue reading →
BREAKING: Joint FBI-US Attorney Probe Of Clinton Foundation Is Underway And we will believe the outcome when she is behind bars… (Continue to full article)
Clinton Foundation Donor’s ‘Suspicious Activity’ Prompted Investigation Request Well…. YUEAH – it’s been all over the Net for days now!!! (Continue to full article)
THREE FBI offices wanted full-scale criminal probe into Clinton Foundation – but still Loretta’ Lynch’s Department of Justice refused to give it go-ahead
More details are coming out today about the FBI wanting to investigate the Clinton Foundation, but the Department of Justice turning the agency down… (Continue to full article)
Fleet of over 40 classic cars hidden in a Michigan garage and not touched for 30 YEARS sell for $300,000 at auction
An auction company in Michigan has sold a collection of classic cars stored in a garage (left) for more than $300,000 after being tipped off the the location. Repocast, a ‘recovery and sales division’ of Miedema Asset Management Group, was given the keys to the cars by a family looking to off-load their father’s collection. There were more than 40 cars in the set, including 28 Ford Thunderbirds ranging from the late 1950s to the 1976 ‘big bird’ model, a Ford Model B, a 1973 Buick Riviera coupe and more… (Continue to full article)
From Mahatma Gandhi to Abraham Lincoln: Great leaders who had mental illness – and triumphed as a result
Some of our best leaders struggled with mental issues, often depression, said Tufts University professor Dr Nassir Ghaemi, who has written about historical figures’ psychological issues… (Continue to full article)
Many Unconfirmed Reports Continue To Surround Hillary’s Medical History
For many years, rumors surrounding Hillary Clinton’s health would surface but then they would magically disappear, which is something the Clinton’s are good at making happen. We have seen dozens of reports signaling Hillary Clinton has been in and out of the hospital since 2007 with seizures, a concussion, and a brain clot. While this photo is unconfirmed, we are working to confirm that this is in fact Hillary Clinton.
When Hillary Clinton announced she was running for president in 2015, many began to question if she was fit and mentally stable enough to endure a long campaign and even a presidency. The short answer is no, but many sources have now offered major information concerning her health. Continue reading →
More than a half million veterans still must wait at least a month to see a VA doctor, and even when they do manage to get an appointment, the care they receive is not always up to the standards patients expect to see in the private sector. (Graeme Jennings/Examiner)
The Department of Veterans Affairs has never fully recovered from the firestorm of criticism it received after a whistleblower revealed a nationwide scheme to cover up long delays in healthcare in 2014.
The discovery that 110 VA facilities had used secret patient waiting lists to cover up veterans’ long wait times led to the ouster of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, but only three employees involved in the manipulation were fired. Continue reading →