Category Archives: Eye on America

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.

Help, I Can’t Stop ‘Hooking Up‘ With Trump Supporters

When someone asks about my worst hookup, I have plenty of options to choose from, but I inevitably end up telling the same story. It’s the one where I started arguing with a Trump supporter at a bar and then before I knew it, I was waking up the next morning in his bedroom. There were flags everywhere: Ronald Reagan’s face was emblazoned on one of them, “Don’t Tread On Me” made an appearance on another. I say it was the “worst” not because the sex was bad, but because, well, see above….

This was in early 2016 and—while it doesn’t excuse my choice of partner—it was before Pussygate, before the suggestion of violence against his opponents,, and before the realities of a Trump presidency really set in. So while I found a lot of his comments abhorrent, hooking up with one of his supporters wasn’t quite the moral conundrum to me that it would become a few months later. Continue reading

DACA Fraud Rate at ’40 to 50 Percent’ ~ and more…

Democrats are crying that 800,000 people that were assisted in breaking the law should not be deported. The Democrats claim these “kids” (many in their 20’s) are working, going to school and are in the military. Like everything else the Democrats says and Obama did, that is a lie.

“According to O’Brien, the DACA program was riddled with fraud and abuse from the beginning, where illegal alien applicants for the program allegedly lied on applications and were rarely caught by USCIS officials: Continue reading

Sanctuary City Released Illegal Alien Trump Admin Flagged – 2 Weeks Later, He Murdered His Girlfriend

Sometimes you wonder if people have any common sense at all. take for instance the sanctuary city of Santa Rosa, California, whose police department has a 38-year-old illegal alien in custody that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) were interested in and instead of releasing the man into the custody of ICE, they allowed him to go free.

Two weeks later, Nery Israel Estrada-Margos murdered his girlfriend.

Estrada-Margos had a known history of domestic violence. Continue reading

Texas Wind Turbines Went Right on Turning Under Harvey’s Impact…

… as Refineries Shut Down

Extreme weather is in our future. Caribbean hurricanes of the future will be more and more violent and destructive because of manmade global heating. Sea level rise will open the coast to bigger storm surges. The number of coastal floods has already doubled since the 1980s because of people driving their gasoline cars and running their air conditioners off burning lumps of coal. Hotter air over hotter water will have more moisture in it, setting the stage for regular flooding. Hotter water creates more powerful winds within hurricanes.

So the bad news is that a fossil fuel energy system does not deal well with extreme weather. Continue reading

Fasciunism II: Chapter Eleven ~ Internationalism and Fasciunism

Back in chapter one I explained that Fascism is a nationalist form of socialism while communism is an international form of socialism. That might make one wonder how Fasciunism fits in whit a bunch of very wealthy people who would like to form a one-world government. How would Fascist (nationalist) beliefs and tactics fit into the one world scheme? The answer is fairly simple; the one worlders know that the common citizens of most countries are very nationalistic. Many countries have very strong nationalist movements. Just look at the nationalist movements in the European countries that are inviting all of the Muslim immigrants in. Here in the United States of America the feelings run even deeper. None of us want to give up our sovereignty. This is where Fasciunism steps in and fills the gap.

Fasciunist is not to be the ultimate result; it is merely being used to get us to accept a one-world government. Part of this is the liberal, progressive, democrat Fasciunists are pushing for completely open borders, which would in fact do away with our sovereignty. Continue reading

Heroes of the Day

These men and women are unsung hero’s! They go out and put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe! Out here in Montana, there have been a couple who have given their lives this year to keep us safe! Take a moment to thank a firefighter…They simply do not get enough credit!

America is Under Attack from Outside and from Within

I, Jeffrey Bennett, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” ~ November 7, 1965

What occurred in Charlottesville North Carolina was a sad, tragic event especially with the death of a young woman Heather Heyer.

We can all agree that extremist fringe groups on both sides of the ideological spectrum; White Nationalists, Antifa, Neo-Nazi’s, White Supremacists, Black Lives Matter (BLM), anarchists and who knows what else prowls the streets of unrest, should be denounced and are anathema to the American ethos. Continue reading

Fasciunism II: Chapter Ten ~ The Imperial Presidency

This country is very close to having an imperial presidency. It probably began with Franklin D. Roosevelt. He stacked the courts, he had a congress that went along with him, we were just coming out of a depression and we got into WW II. This also got him elected more times than the constitution allowed. I believe that had he not died when he did he would have been elected again and again until he either quit or died. One of his famous quotes was; “In politics nothing happens by accident, if it happens you can bet it was planned that way.” Now you look at the times he was elected and the things he did and you can see that by his own quote, he was headed to being a lifetime president or possibly even a dictator. Continue reading

Fasciunism II: Chapter Nine ~ Education or lack thereof…

My original book did not contain a chapter on education. The education system in the nineteen nineties was not great, but since then it has descended into the Fasciunist toilet. I think one reason for that is that it is the Communist hippies of the early sixties that are now running the so-called education system. I am going to try to take it apart level by level in this chapter to show exactly where it is and where it could go.

First let’s look at the beginning of the educational journey. It now begins so early that I am not even sure when it begins. In the olden days youngsters started school at five years by entering kindergarten. Then a number of years ago the teachers union and the government came up with something called 4K. Now four year olds were able to start school, supposedly to get a head start on learning. Then there is always pre-school for those not old enough for 4K. Now I have nothing against pre-school if it was not run by the government. I also believe that 4K should be eliminated and these youngsters be kept in private pre-schools. The problem with that is that private pre-schools cost the parents money and government run pre-schools do not. Continue reading

The Social Security Scam – Three to Draw To…

PART I: Over $6 Million in SS Benefits Stolen From Bank Accounts

SSA’s direct deposit program struggles with fraud

Identity thieves stole over $6 million in Social Security benefits by hacking the government’s online direct deposit program, an agency watchdog reported.

The Social Security Administration’s inspector general released an audit finding the agency’s “my Social Security” program has put roughly $11 million in benefits into the wrong bank accounts.

My Social Security was created in 2012 and allows beneficiaries to set up direct deposit accounts for their retirement and disability payments. Identity thieves soon began abusing the system. Continue reading

Fasciunism II: Chapter Eight ~ News/Entertainment-the Media

I am putting news and entertainment together in this chapter because I no longer see a difference. With the advent of all of the cable channels on TV news has become a ratings game just like any other shows. What passes for television news is almost entirely entertainment, or vicious political attacks on Republicans and especially President Trump. Newspapers and news magazines are not much different. Radio is in a class by itself. On radio you get short news stories and a lot of talk radio. Most of the talk radio programs are on the right side of the political spectrum. I understand that there are left leaning talk shows, but there are very few and hard to find on the dial. There is a reason for this; they cannot hold enough listeners and thereby they cannot get sponsors. Continue reading

Millennial Offers the True Reason Her Generation is So Fragile

The caricature of the emotionally fragile millennial is a powerful and pervasive one in our culture today.

Theories abound offering explanations as to why many members of this younger generation seems less equipped to deal with conflict and are so easily “offended.” There is the coddling parents hypothesis. The social isolation hypothesis. The Machiavellian hypothesis. And the triumph of feelings hypothesis, to name a few.

In a recent op-ed for Detroit News, millennial Kaylee McGhee offered an insightful explanation of her own: Continue reading

Fasciunism II: Chapter Seven ~ Morals & Responsibility

This is an area where the Fasciunists have really taken over. They, along with their lapdog media, have turned to newspeak and perpetuated more big lies. Some call this cultural communism and that may well be how it began. Remember, Fasciunism is a combination of communism and fascism. One large portion of this lie is that you cannot legislate morality. That statement is a lot of hogwash. Murder, rape, assault, battery, theft, robbery; these are all moral issues and there are laws against all of them. Would it not stand to reason that if you could not legislate morality, these things would all be legal? Another lie is that we are told being amoral is fine but being immoral is not. That statement is actually a contradiction and is used just to placate people that do not truly understand the English language. Either that or the people that choose to do what they want and do not want to be told that it is wrong. The reason that it is something of a contradiction is that being amoral you have no parameters so each person gets to judge their own behavior. That means that whatever they do is neither moral nor immoral, it is whatever they choose to call it. Should this go on long enough and reach far enough it could turn the country into total anarchy. I truly believe that this is what the Fasciunists want, then they can take over completely. Continue reading

The iPad is a Far Bigger Threat to Our Children Than Anyone Realizes

Ten years ago, psychologist Sue Palmer predicted the toxic effects of social media. Now she sees a worrying new danger…

When the little girl pointed at the sweets at the checkout, her mother said: ‘No, they’re bad for your teeth.’ So her daughter, who was no more than two, did what small children often do at such times. She threw a tantrum.

What happened next horrified me. The embarrassed mother found her iPad in her bag and thrust it into her daughter’s hands. Peace was restored immediately.

This incident, which happened three years ago, was the first time I saw a tablet computer used as a pacifier. It certainly wasn’t the last. Since then, I’ve seen many tiny children barely able to toddle yet expertly swiping an iPad – not to mention countless teenagers, smartphone in hand, lost to the real world as they tap out texts. Continue reading

More Lonely, Fewer ‘Friends’, Less Sex – Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis…

One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends. “We go to the mall,” she said. “Do your parents drop you off?,” I asked, recalling my own middle-school days, in the 1980s, when I’d enjoy a few parent-free hours shopping with my friends. “No—I go with my family,” she replied. “We’ll go with my mom and brothers and walk a little behind them. I just have to tell my mom where we’re going. I have to check in every hour or every 30 minutes.” Continue reading

Fasciunism II: Chapter Six ~ Racism and Immigration

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first use of the word racism in this country, was by an American Fascist, Lawrence Dennis in 1936. It seems that both the word racism and racist came from a German-Jewish medical scientist and author around 1933 or 1934. Does it not seem strange that a word coined in Germany in the thirties and first used here in America by a known Fascist, would become such a catchword for the left wing, politically correct progressives? My feeling is that these words are being used by Fasciunists to provide a starting for what might be called tribal warfare.

Since I first wrote that paragraph in the 1990s much has changed and the tribal warfare may have already started. When you look at groups like The New Black Panthers or Black Lives Matter, It is easy to see where the war has already begun. Continue reading

Allsup: The Girl Who Didn’t Line Up

Reesa was lost in golden October. Shining maple trees bridged the concrete walk down the gentle hill. Brown-gold fallen leaves carpeted the hillside. Bright gold leaves floated toward this mottled carpet where, upon landing, they glittered like brilliant stars.

Alone in this golden splendor, Reesa seemed unaware that she should be with her classmates. Tall, slender, and light on her feet, she danced gleefully from falling leaf to falling leaf, catching a dazzling yellow bouquet of falling stars.

I was tempted to open the door and call out to Reesa. I knew I had only seconds before I must return to the classroom or risk disruption. But I didn’t call out. I wanted Reesa to learn to line up with the class. But I also wanted her to have this sacred moment. I made one of the one thousand judgment calls a teacher in a wonder-centered school makes each day. I just waited.
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Fasciunism II: Chapter Five ~ The Financial Aspect

The world of high finance is actually the power and brains behind the Fasciunism movement and it is a movement. Through the Trilateral Commission, the CFR and somewhat the Bilderberg and other lesser known national and international organizations, they attempt to control and most of the time do control what goes on in this country. These are the super-rich of the world and they feel it is their privilege to tell the United States and the rest of the world how it should run. They have been successful in Europe, creating the European Union. Just look at the terrorism there because of the no borders policy. More on this aspect of it later. Most of the very wealthy people in power are left wing ideologues. They know that Communism and Fascism do not work in the long run. However, they will profit from either ism, thus Fasciunism. These are billionaires like Warren Buffet and George Soros. Soros has his fingers in every anti-American organization on the planet. He funds such groups a Black Lives Matters, AMTIFA and others. He was a big funder of occupy Wall Street. He has no favorites; he funds communist groups, fascist groups, anarchist groups and any other group that is anti-American. My feeling is that he is behind at least ninety percent of the anti-Trump demonstrations and the pro-illegal immigrant demonstrations. Continue reading

BIG LIST OF 86 HORRIFIC ILLEGAL-ALIEN CRIMES

Latest nightmarish case leaves father of 3 killed in fiery crash

Illegal alien Nemias Garcia-Velasco, 32, who was deported from the U.S. seven times, told police he was intoxicated at the time of his July 5 crash, which killed a father of three

It’s the latest in a long list of illegal-alien crimes committed against Americans in just the last few years: A Mexican illegal alien who was deported from the U.S. seven times was charged with motor vehicle homicide after driving drunk and crashing his van on a Nebraska interstate, killing one passenger, a 58-year-old father of three.

Nemias Garcia-Velasco, 32, told police he was intoxicated at the time of the July 5 incident, having consumed 12 beers previously to the crash. Continue reading

The Real Deplorables

“For whom much is given, much is expected.” Luke 12:18

Mark Twain once said, “There is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.” To all the “Honorable” and esteemed Senators, Congressmen and Congresswomen who claim honor, distinction, forthrightness, dignity, and exaltation…raspberries! Too many of you can not live up to your own bogus standards. You’ve earned your lousy approval ratings…11% in 2015 (Gallup) and still a dismal 21% in 2017 (Gallup).

You have disconnected your lives from the people you represent. A myriad of you probably don’t even know what a bar code is or even live in the district you represent. Yes, Maxine Waters, that’s you. You live in a $4.3 million mansion in the best part of Los Angeles. How the heck did you manage that with a 40-year career in government? And you too, Mr. Osoff, who just lost an election for the 6th District in Georgia where you don’t even live. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we have been paying attention. Continue reading

The GOP Needs Points on the Scoreboard

Call me cynical, but I am dubious that Republicans are going to repeal and replace ObamaCare before an abbreviated August recess. Please note, I don’t think Congress should take a recess until ObamaCare and tax reform are on the president’s desk, but let me not digress here.

If Republicans don’t start getting some wins, Americans have every right to ask, “What good is it with you folks in the majority?”

It’s a fair question … a question we either need an answer to or we truly are proving that D.C. was not only built on a swamp, but the swamp has now encompassed it.

Americans – contrary to what much of the D.C. and New York press corps desire – want Congress to get some tangible conservative things done. If Republicans do not understand this basic fact, they will be seen as incompetent, do-nothing bureaucrats posing as Congresspersons who are spending all their time fighting Russian rumor accusations and hostile, progressive-led town halls. Continue reading

Why did we elect a Republican Congress?

Obama and the Democrats passed Obamacare without any Republican votes on a slick parliamentary move by Harry Reid. Republicans vowed to repeal Obamacare. Next, Obamacare was saved by the vote of Justice Roberts when he decided that it is constitutional as a tax even though Obama and the Dems did not pass it as a tax. Republicans again vowed to repeal Obamacare.

Republicans said Obamacare is designed to fail so we end up with a single-payer system. The passage of Obamacare energized the Republican base, leading to a Tea Party, and a revival of conservative politics. We won the House in 2010 and have retained it since. We won the Senate in 2012 and have retained it since…. Continue reading

Why are most of the Republicans in Congress so spineless?

Grow a pair…

Why indeed? Obamacare was passed in 2009 without a single Republican vote. Everyone who paid attention to its details knew that it was designed to fail, miserably. Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber bragged about how getting it passed depended on the stupidity of the American people. But people would not be able to keep their own doctors as promised. No one’s premiums went down by $2,500. They all went up and up and up. Those who are paying for it cannot afford to use it because the deductibles are too high. It is a monstrosity of catastrophic proportions. The insurance companies were on board; they knew they would reap billions of taxpayer dollars, and they have. They have been subsidized with billions in government largesse and still have jacked up the cost of premiums each year. The insurance companies loved the plan despite the fact that it was built as well to be fraud-friendly, like Medicaid and Medicare. It was and remains a giant boondoggle. For eight years, Republicans have campaigned for office in order to repeal it. The House voted repeatedly to repeal it. Continue reading

Allsup: Those Moments

You can’t put wonder in your lesson plan any more than you could plan for a sunny sky. But, while the weather is totally beyond our control, you can put out solar panels to catch the sun when it shines and teachers and parents can, similarly, prepare to catch wonder when it happens.

We can create habits in our classes so they know instinctively when we have pulled back to allow them to express their fascination. We can give unplanned time for student questions when they arise, can listen for the turn of conversation or the moment on a field trip where a child stops and looks with wide-eyed awe. Parents too can postpone bed time or mowing the lawn when they notice that one of those moments is arriving unexpectedly.

My book, A Gift of Wonder, A True Story About School As It Should Be is about those moments. You can pre-order your copy through by clicking HERE and choosing the secret perk at the top of the page. This is a special offer for readers of the Growing Children blog. Continue reading

Fasciunism II: Chapter Four ~ Government and Politics

Our government and political system are both a long way from what our founders intended. Many of the founders felt that political parties would be a detriment to the type of government they were instituting. They were right. However, human nature being what it is, it was impossible to keep people of like thoughts and feelings on how the government should run and what they should do, to get together and form some sort of a political party. It began as the Whigs and Tories and has slowly evolved to Repulicrats and Demlicans. Okay, so it is supposed to be Republicans and Democrats. However, in today’s world it is sometimes very hard to tell the difference. Both parties, with the exception of a number of true conservatives, are both big government backers. The only difference between them is which of them gets to be the big government. In other words, in my opinion they are both arms of the Fasciunist party. Continue reading

Slow Justice for Lavoy Finicum

LaVoy Finicam was shot at nine times by State Police and the FBI, and was left to die in the Oregon snow after the government targeted him, and executed him, without remorse, or due process, because he dared to stand up for property rights and against federal tyranny. After the assassination, there was no noise from the usual folks who demand social justice, and no effective finger-pointing at the one-sided nature of the shooting by law enforcement under the direction of a Democrat Party led federal government on January 26, 2016.

The activists of the nation became afraid. They did not dare stand against the all-powerful Obama administration. They were stunned. All the while they had been convinced that we are in the midst of a political disagreement, not realizing for a moment that from the left’s point of view, what is going on is an ideological war. They use war strategies, and they use war tactics, and when it came to LaVoy Finicum, they were also willing to commit war atrocities. Continue reading

Arrogance of California Knows No Bounds

Governor Brown Still Committing Treason against the Constitution

The Governor of California is just insane and out of control. Besides the boasting that California is its own country free to enter into treaties with Europe against the Constitution, now Governor Brown is restricting the freedom of movement of its citizens creating a list of States within the USA that California is imposing a travel ban. Here we have Governor Brown banning travel for which he had the audacity to criticize President Trump. Brown either belongs in a prison for Treason or an insane asylum. The jury should decide. This man is unqualified to be governor and is dangerous.

In January, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the state would no longer fund employee travel to four states – Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee. Now, with Alabama, Kentucky, South Dakota and Texas added to the list after each passed laws California officials described as discriminatory towards the LGBT community. So in other words, any state that disagrees with California should be put on the their Travel Ban. Continue reading

They Got What They Wanted

Independence Day 2017 found Americans celebrating freedoms they no longer have.

Maybe it was the proposal at work you knew was wrong, but didn’t fight. Maybe it was the argument on principle you knew you had to have, but avoided to keep an unsatisfactory peace. Maybe it was the jerk who berated and humiliated a store clerk who wasn’t at fault, and you didn’t challenge him. Battles that were never fought—surrender and capitulation without resistance. A handful, the scrupulously honest with themselves, identify the ensuing inner darkness, that collapsing sensation, as self-betrayal, breeching personal standards of right and wrong. Continue reading