When the USS Maine sailed into Havana Harbor and blew up; the Captain said that an explosion inside the ship had occurred, later confirmed by divers. But the Hearst newspapers printed fake news that a Spanish mine had destroyed the Maine and it precipitated the Spanish American War.
When the Lusitania was seen loading munitions the German Government tried to warn Americans that it carried contraband and subject to being sunk with notices in newspapers. Churchill referred to the ship as “45,000 tons of live bait” which apparently was intended to be sunk to provoke the U.S. Into entering the war. The newspapers went to work drumming up German villainy generally ignoring the fact that the ship was carrying contraband munitions and the Germans had tried to warn Americans. Continue reading
Two women were sitting next to each other in a bar.
After a while, one looks at the other and says, ‘I can’t help but think, from listening to you, that you’re from Ireland ….’
The other woman responds proudly, ‘Yes, I sure am!’
The first one says, ‘So am I! And whereabouts in Ireland are ya from?’
The other woman answers, ‘I’m from Dublin , I am.’
The first one responds, ‘So, am I!! And what street did you live on in Dublin ?’
The other woman says, ‘A lovely little area. It was in the west end. I lived on Warbury Street in the old central part of town.’
The first one says, ‘Faith, and it’s a small world. So did I! So did I! And what school did ya go to?’ Continue reading
Do you know what hypocrisy is? Hypocrisy is defined as the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform. Hypocrisy comes in many shapes, sizes, and it often disguises itself under the titles of double-standards, selective outrage, lack of intellectual integrity, political correctness, and an aversion to facts.
Hypocrisy is saying you believe in freedom of speech, then turning around and denying someone the right to speak their mind because their words or ideas offend you. Continue reading
I have not said too much about this election since the start but this is how I feel…
I am noticing that a lot of you are not graciously accepting the fact that your candidate lost. In fact, you seem to be posting even more hateful things about those of us who voted for Trump.
Some of you are apparently “triggered” because you are posting how “sick” you feel about the results. How did this happen you ask? Well here is how it happened! Continue reading
Last month, there was a national “Day Without a Latino.” This week, the demonstration du jour shutting down schools and shops is a “Day Without Women.” Here’s my question for all the virtue-signaling protesters who pay lip service to better jobs and wages:
Our own best and brightest are vanishing in plain sight. It has been going on for decades — and it’s all legal. Several court challenges to the corporate abuse of the program have failed.. Where’s your awareness-raising event for untold thousands of our country’s high-skilled men and women victimized by H-1B visa havoc? Thanks to cheap labor-hungry big businesses and money-grubbing politicians in both parties, every day has become a “Day Without American Tech Workers.” Continue reading
Prior to the enactment of Obamacare, we had the very best health care in the entire world and our life expectancy was very high. Now we see our life expectancy dropping for the very first time in U.S. history, and the reason is Obamacare.
People just aren’t going to the doctor when they feel something is wrong with them physically because the deductibles for Obamacare make it impossible. My own wife received a bill for $1,072.00 per month with an $8,000.00 deductible! So we’d be paying over $12,000.00 per year in premiums alone and face a $8,000.00 deductible, which really comes to a $20,000.00 deductible when you add the two before you get care other than an annual physical, which is very limited under Obamacare. So cancers and heart conditions are not being diagnosed in time to save the patient, thus our reduced lifespans. Continue reading
Our press seems to be in a feeding frenzy regarding contacts that President Trump’s supporters had with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak and with other Russian diplomats. The assumption seems to be that there was something sinister about these contacts, just because they were with Russian diplomats. As one who spent a 35-year diplomatic career working to open up the Soviet Union and to make communication between our diplomats and ordinary citizens a normal practice, I find the attitude of much of our political establishment and of some of our once respected media outlets quite incomprehensible. What in the world is wrong with consulting a foreign embassy about ways to improve relations? Anyone who aspires to advise an American president should do just that. Continue reading
If they had stayed at home and done their job – maybe their kids wouldn’t be such babbling idiots!
That’s OK – hop in the rack, conceive a child then let ‘Nanny,’ MTV or Rachel Madcow raise the kid. Of course you could always or abort ‘it’.
We are a fractured country. We live in fragmented communities. We don’t know our neighbors and we don’t even know ourselves. We lap up bullshit served up by a media with an agenda of disunity. They speak and the sheeple follow lemming like right over the cliff. Continue reading
That this country is divided and engaged in a cultural war is a fact that cannot be disputed. On the one side you have the Leftists, Satanists, most Democrats, RINO’s and the Transgender crowd who all realize this and they know what this war is all about–the destruction of Christian culture and influence. On the other side you have patriotic and conservative folks, many of them Christians, and, unfortunately, many of them don’t have a clue as to what this war is really all about, or that there even is a war. They seem to think that most of this is, somehow, a political issue and most of them have been taught that politics is “of the world” and so they shouldn’t get involved. That’s rotten theology, but it has been effective theology for the past 150 years, so why should the Leftists and their ilk change horses in midstream when this horse has been doing so well? Continue reading
Astute students of history understand that government agencies often further their own interests and not the administration they are designated to serve. Seldom is the genuine national security advanced when bureaucrats pledge their loyalty to their respective fiefdoms of projecting influence and power. Absent in this supremacy struggle equation is the abstract notion that state legitimacy is founded upon the will and consent of the people. Such a quaint concept does not reflect a chapter in the training manual that breeds the spooks who operate as above the law and unaccountable super spies. Continue reading
John McCain Becomes Critic in Chief of the Trump Administration … Senator John McCain has long had a reputation as a political maverick. But with the rise of a president who has vowed to shatter the old order, Mr. McCain has emerged as an outspoken defender of longstanding Republican verities on foreign policy and as one of his party’s most biting critics of the new commander in chief. – New York Times
Why doesn’t President Trump just confront McCain on his denials that captured troops were left behind in Vietnam? That would be one way to go after McCain and the idea that he is an honorable man. What kind of individual argues for 50 years that there are no prisoners in Vietnam post-war when there probably were at least a thousand or more?
For decades, McCain has been in the forefront of denying that Hanoi had prisoners it hadn’t released at the end of the war. Hanoi actually kept these troops as bargaining chips subject to further negotiations that never occurred. Now, with both Hanoi and Washington denying such left-behind troops, their chances of their freedom has dwindled to virtually nothing. Continue reading
After 30 years of slanted, biased and false news reporting from major players in the Main Stream Media (MSM) —Americans turn toward more reliable sources—such as citizen journalists writing for Internet news services. Social media features speakers like British speaker Pat Condell telling hungry audiences what’s really happening with the Muslim invasion of Europe.
Whistleblowers such as Julian Assange and Edward Snowden exposed deeper layers of fraud and deception continuing in Washington DC and in Europe. Continue reading
The 89th showing of the Academy Awards is coming up on February 26th. It is important that we, the “deplorables”, show the likes of Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Alec Baldwin, Cher, Barbra Streisand, Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Bill Maher and the other arrogant hypocrites, that we, the backbone but quiet people of America, are more united than the bitter, unhappy, angry, divisive people of the entertainment industry.
The entertainment industry has the highest incidence of drug use, both illegal and pharmaceutical. They have marketed and promoted so many of the ills that plague our society today and have destroyed so many young lives. Continue reading
“And I’ll leave you with one set of numbers that I found today, which is just an absolute for this whole thing. In 2015, Wall Street Bonuses, not regular compensation, bonuses, seven years after they were bailed out with the public purse, totaled $29.4 billion dollars. Total compensation paid to every single person in this country who makes minimum wage totaled $14 billion…
The era of neo-liberalism is over. The era of neo-nationalism has just begun.” ~ Mark Blyth
The “Law and Order” president hits the ground running.
It is time that when the “compassion card” is brought out- the issue of compassion must first take into account the safety and well-being of America and Americans. There is nothing compassionate about committing suicide!
I urge you to get involved and demand our elected representatives actually represent us – We the People! The information contained in my article is being provided to educate as many of our fellow Americans as possible so that they can ask the right questions and make the appropriate demands on our political leaders and representatives and political candidates. Continue reading
According to the Federal Highway Administration, more than 68,000 American bridges are structurally deficient. They estimate the cost to repair and maintain those bridges at $71 Billion. The Transportation.gov website has determined that most of America’s roads are in poor condition, ranging from 19% in Georgia to 73% in Illinois.
Any good engineer will tell you that “deferred maintenance” (putting off repairs and maintenance) leads to higher costs ….. much higher costs. “Deferred maintenance” is what America has done to her roads, bridges, train tracks, tunnels, airports, water and sewer lines, natural gas and oil pipelines and electrical generation and power distribution facilities. Continue reading
For years I have said that, at root, Leftism is really more religious than political. As a “religion” it usually manifests itself through political activism, but that activism is rooted in Leftist theology. If you want a brief description of Leftist theology you could sum it up with these three devout beliefs of those on the Left–Jesus is not the Christ; there is no such thing as original sin; and all private property is theft (except theirs).
Most Christians fail to grasp the theological implications of the Leftist worldview. All they see are the political events that transpire from that worldview and they never connect the dots that go from religious faith to political activism. Continue reading
Here’s some in service education for Democrats, especially the Left Wing Lunatic Intellectual Morons called College Professors. If Left wing Media were honest brokers of information they would inform the populace about this law. Of course Left wing Media are nothing more than propagandist for the Democrat Party, so the people will remain uninformed.
What do ya know?…..I am sure that the Trump administration knows about this also. I wonder why they don’t ‘rub the democrats noses in it’ and shut them up.
Wouldn’t it be interesting if, at some point during the Presidential campaign, one of the candidates asked, “Oh, by the way, has anyone in Washington DC ever heard of the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952?” I did not know of this Act until recently, but it has been a law for almost 65 years. Continue reading
The idea for this came to me as I was on the phone this morning with Jeffrey Bennett; publisher and host of both The Federal Observer and Metropolis Café. I hope all who read it will take what I say into consideration. ~ Neal
I know that recently my commentaries have taken a somewhat negative tone, and I apologize for it. A little over 18 years ago I was just an average Joe working, paying bills, and with my spare time being spent watching whatever was on the television. But then something happened, something I’ve yet to fully understand myself; but I became interested in learning as much as I could about the system of government established by our Founders over 200 years ago.
Once I began learning a few things it was as if an insatiable thirst for the truth had arisen in me, and I sought far and wide for every document, speech, and tidbit I could about the history of this place we call America. Continue reading
“Describe irony: a bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made popular by a band that died in a plane crash.” – Steve Buscemi as Garland ‘The Marietta Mangler‘ Greene, Con Air, Touchstone Pictures, 1997
All Hail Nikki…
Bureaucrats and diplomats at the United Nations are scrambling to adjust to the new Trump administration. One thing seems certain. The Obama days of wine and roses for the UN are over. The new U.S. ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, told reporters on Friday, upon entering UN headquarters for the first time in her new role, “you are going to see a change in the way we do business.” She added that the Trump administration “is prepared and ready to go in – to have me go in, look at the UN, and everything that’s working, we’re going to make it better; everything that’s not working, we’re going to try and fix; and anything that seems to be obsolete and not necessary, we’re going to do away with.” For anyone whom might doubt that the Trump administration means business, Ambassador Haley made it clear that the administration would be “taking names” of “those who don’t have our back.” Continue reading
Along with Draining The Swamp in WDC – we need to DRAIN THE SWAMP of all the ILLEGALS whose mere presence costs each American in money, education, jobs, health care, – all of which should be charged back to the country they came from. The courts go after those who fail to pay SUPPORT for their children so WHY should some nation not have to pay for their ‘children’ who are illegally living in America??????? Think of the money that would come into American cities for all those ‘Sanctuary Cities’ who are now being ‘care givers’ for those foreign ‘children’. How many ILLEGALS and their Anchor babies are living in Chicago, Seattle, New York, etc., etc. The actual COST for each of them being sent to those foreign countries for America babysitting their ‘children’ might make them rethink the taking of those ‘children’ back to their home land, especially with the increase in the minimum wages now being paid to American workers. Think about that concept…
If Mexico think the border wall is bad he should think of having to PAY for all the Mexican ILLEGALS here in America drawing all those welfare type benefits and the pay for work they have drawn that belongs to LEGAL Americans. We need to get this idea to Pres. Trump
- BILL THE FOREIGN NATIONS FOR OUR taking care of their ‘children’
- Call it going after them for NON-SUPPORT… like we do absent fathers.
One more day should not pass before the United States Congress votes to immediately halt all funding to the United Nations and end our membership in the U.N., largely comprised of our enemies, which falsely presents itself as an organization dedicated to worldwide freedom, liberty and “social justice” for all. Not only does the U.N. support terrorism, it is anti-American and anti-Israeli, and through U.N. schemes, like Agenda 2030 and “sustainable development”, the U.N. promotes tyranny and the subversion of any mechanism for freedom, such as our U.S. Constitution, thus promoting the suppression of the unalienable rights of all mankind.
The U.N. claims that it seeks to create a peaceful world and protect human rights, and yet, many of the world’s most troublesome and violent nations and human rights violators — Russia, China, Indonesia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Cuba — sit on the U.N. Human Rights Council. One should recall that the United States was removed from the U.N. Human Rights High Commission in 2001, in retaliation for the U.S.’s defense of Israel, an all time high point for U.N. hostility towards the U.S. Continue reading
On the day President Trump is inaugurated, thousands of writers in the United States will express their indignation. “In order for us to heal and move forward …,” say Writers Resist, “we wish to bypass direct political discourse, in favour of an inspired focus on the future, and how we, as writers, can be a unifying force for the protection of democracy.”
And: “We urge local organizers and speakers to avoid using the names of politicians or adopting ‘anti’ language as the focus for their Writers Resist event. It’s important to ensure that nonprofit organizations, which are prohibited from political campaigning, will feel confident participating in and sponsoring these events.”
Thus, real protest is to be avoided, for it is not tax exempt. Continue reading
The following by noted contributor, Neal Ross – was originally posted in response to another reader’s comments about the potential for a citizen uprising in America today – a ‘Revolution’ as it were. Neal’s’ assessment of the then and now situations is worth a single posting of it’s own. ~ J.B.
The problem, or difference as I see it between then and now is that back then with the third that was Tories they either relocated to England when America declared independence, or they accepted the outcome of the Revolution when we won. The other 33% went with the flow and would have continued as British subjects had we lost, or continued on as free Americans. It didn’t matter one way or the other to them. Continue reading
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation. ~ John Adams
Aside from those who don’t have much of it, money is one of those things people take for granted. People open their wallets, or purses, and pull out a couple pieces of paper/clothe and expect that they will be able to exchange it for a certain amount of goods or services. But what is that stuff you carry around and use to make purchases? Money you say? I don’t think so.
The Sixth Edition of Bouvier’s Dictionary of Law defines money as: gold, silver, and some other less precious metals. What you hold in your wallets and purses is currency; and you should at least know a basic history of how it came to replace real money. Continue reading