“The Populace Is Just As Stultified And Easily Distracted Now As It Was Then”
The year was 451, and the battle of Chalons (also known as Catalaunian Fields and Campus Martius) was fought between a coalition of Roman legionnaires, Germanic Visigoths, and Gauls against the Huns. Flavius Aetius was the Roman commanding general, and he led his forces to defeat Attila, king of the Huns and commander of the Hun armies. The loss caused Attila to withdraw and skirmish into Italy, but again (this time through diplomacy and concessions) he withdrew in 452, returning into what is now modern Hungary. Attila died in 453, and the Hun menace to Europe had ended.
Aetius had been the declining (and fragmented) Western Roman Empire’s best chance to restructure itself. He had fought in Gaul and throughout Italy and Europe for decades, sometimes even with support from the Huns before Attila began his quest for empire. A master strategist, tactician, diplomat, and warrior, he effectively stemmed the collapse of the Western Roman Empire for another 25 years. In all probability, he may have been able to turn things around for a longer period of time.
This was not to be, as he was assassinated by none other than the Emperor Valentinian III and his henchman Heraclius on 22 September 454. Continue reading →
The Trump Administration will be able to “flip the switch” on federal funding to the nation’s top-ten sanctuary jurisdictions on day one, says U.S. Representative John Culberson (R-TX).
Speaking to a group of supporters in Houston this week, Culberson said existing law allows the Trump Administration to not only stop future funding to these jurisdictions, but actually take back past funding. Culberson, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science, said he has briefed members of the Trump transition team about the report from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Inspector General (OIG) that details the defunding process. Continue reading →
A new report estimates that there are up to 820,000 illegal aliens in the U.S. who have escaped deportation under Obama’s regime despite that many of them have been convicted of serious crimes including murder, rape, drug offenses, and other crimes.
While some estimates say there are up to 2 million criminal illegal aliens in the U.S., a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies finds there are at least 820,000 which, as the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard notes, is still larger than the populations of four states: Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont, or Wyoming. Continue reading →
The Obama administration has given up all hope of enacting its sweeping Pacific trade agreement, a pact designed to preserve U.S. economic influence in fast-growing Asia that was buried by a wave of antitrade political sentiment that culminated with Tuesday’s presidential election.
Just days after Donald Trump’s surprise victory, U.S. officials said Republican congressional leaders had made clear that they wouldn’t consider the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership in the remainder of Mr. Obama’s term. The White House had lobbied hard for months in the hope of moving forward on the pact if the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, had won.
The failure to pass what is by far the biggest trade agreement in more than a decade is a bitter defeat for Mr. Obama, whose belated but fervent support for freer trade divided his party and complicated the campaign of Mrs. Clinton. ~ Wall Street Journal, November 11, 2016
Attorney General Loretta Lynch is SUED to come clean on secret airport meeting with Bill Clinton days before she was to decide on charging his wife over server scandal
Attorney General Loretta Lynch is facing a federal lawsuit to give details of a meeting she had with Bill Clinton days before she was to decide on his wife’s fate.
The meeting in June was barely a week before the Justice Department which she heads dropped its probe into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed the lawsuit against the Department of Justice in Washington on Wednesday demanding more information about the meeting, which led to Lynch stepping aside from the server investigation.
As head of the Department of Justice, Lynch was supposed to be deciding whether to proceed with charging Hillary Clinton over her unauthorized server arrangements while she was secretary of state.
But she met with the Democrat’s husband on June 27 on the tarmac of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport, Arizona. Bill Clinton delayed his flight’s departure in order to grab face time with Lynch… (Continue to full article)
“This isn’t just the fight of my life, it’s the fight of our lives — together — to save our country … Together we will make America strong again.” ~ Donald Trump in Charlotte, NC; August 18, 2016.
The future of America is at stake, and Donald Trump is the only clear choice when compared to Hillary Clinton, who will continue Obama’s agenda and introduce new and worse policies that will certainly exacerbate this current moment of crisis in America. Whatever flaws are associated with Trump, they pale in comparison to the machinations and malevolence behind the transformation Hillary s designing for America.
Donald Trump loves America, Her heritage and traditions. And Hillary Clinton obviously hates America and the U.S. Constitution and America’s founding principles.
Early this month, a fiercely disturbing and stomach-turning speech Hillary delivered to Brazilian bankers from Banco Itau was leaked, in which Hillary confesses that she “dreams” of a “hemispheric common market with open trade and open borders“, essentially ending U.S. sovereignty and our existence as an independent nation. She envisions a superstate rising from a merger of North, Central and South America. Continue reading →
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, captured the essence of the 2016 election when he commented about a number of Republicans disavowing endorsements of or support for Donald Trump following the release of the vulgar 2005 video:
“A lot of these bed-wetting, hand-wringing Republicans: They’re not afraid Donald Trump is going to lose they’re scared to death that Donald Trump is going to win,” and “mess up the neat little package of fun they have and they all play to the donor class.”
Even avowed Hillary supporter MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski tore into Republicans who withdrew their support for Donald Trump over his hot mic comments, calling them “pathetic, weak and spineless.” Continue reading →
We all know that Hillary wants to destroy America. We all suspected it, but now it is becoming increasingly obvious that she is going for the destruction of this country.
If elected president, Hillary Clinton will resettle one million Muslim migrants in her first term as president, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
She will increase the inflow of refugees, but don’t take my word for it. Take hers.
In new Wikileaks drops from her Chief of Staff, John Podesta, there are emails from the Hillary campaign discussing how badly the Muslim migrants have been for Germany and the rest of Europe. (Continue to full article)
That’s the latest conventional wisdom from presidential poll watchers. But it may not be legal American citizens in my adopted home state who choose the next commander in chief.
Instead, it could very well be foreign noncitizens voting illegally in the Rocky Mountains — and in other crucial swing states — who seal our country’s fate.
Former Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler identified nearly 5,000 noncitizens in Colorado who voted in the 2010 general election. Gessler’s office uncovered upwards of 12,000 noncitizens registered to vote. Liberal groups who oppose stronger election system protections attacked him for trying to verify citizenship status — because God forbid public officials sworn to uphold the rule of law actually do anything to enhance the integrity of our election system! Continue reading →
Justice Department drops case against arms trader who ‘sold weapons to Libyan rebels’ after he threatened to expose Clinton’s role in arming extremists
“WHEW – that was a close one!”
An arms dealer who allegedly sold weapons to rebels in Libya has walked free after the Obama administration dropped charges amid claims the White House was worried about the trial showing Hillary Clinton in a negative light.
Federal prosecutors had faced a deadline of today to turn over discovery documents to Marc Turi’s legal team after he had been charged with selling weapons to Libyan rebels. A trial was scheduled for November 8, the same day as the Presidential Election.
But late on Tuesday, the Obama administration dropped the case.
‘I am glad this horrific five-year ordeal is over and I am pleased to be able to move on with my life,’ Mr Turi told Fox News. ‘The American public has the right to know that an injustice was committed against an innocent American.’
Critics say the deal will avert a trial which could have cast more scrutiny on Hillary Clinton’s private emails as Secretary of State and would have shed an uncomfortable amount of light on the CIA’s attempts to fund rebels who fought Colonel Gaddafi. ~ (Continue to original article)
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request to reconsider President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, a decision that will leave in place a lower court ruling that blocked Obama’s effort to protect millions of illegal immigrants. Continue reading →
When it comes to the Obama administration’s refugee program, America’s borders are basically wide open. We begin with an excerpt from The Washington Times, which notes: “Leon Rodriguez, director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said a ‘significant’ number of refugees have been implicated in terrorist plots over the past eight years but that the rejection of some 7 percent of Syrian applications proves his officers can spot danger signs.”
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 →
Yesterday was interesting enough when it was reported that in a vote of 97-1 (the only rebel being one-eyed Harry Reid), the Senate voted to override President Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA).
It was expected that the House of Representatives would take up the issues next week. It only took one day for them to overwhelmingly override Obama’s Veto of Bill Allowing Terror Victims to Sue Foreign Governments – the first such rebuke to Himz-elf since he took office. The House voted 348-77 to overturn Buckwheat’s Friday veto of the bill. Families of the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have long sought the right to sue Saudi Arabia for any alleged role in the attacks, which the kingdom has denied.
The White House has warned that the U.S. could ultimately end up facing lawsuits in foreign courts, putting American service members at legal risk, should the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act take effect – a view shared by many legal experts.
OK – now you understand the groundwork, which led to the following conversation between Granny and myself… Continue reading →
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has not been asked to detail her positions on a variety of immigration-related issues. The following questions raise some of the issues researchers in the immigration field would like to know more about in order to provide better analysis of the candidate’s position. Continue reading →
Editor’s NOTE:Due to the diligence of same of our readers – it has been shown that this posting is BULLSHIT – but then – crazier things have happened in this nation. What should have raised the hairs on the back of my neck was reference to “Fappy The Anti-Masturbation Dolphin.“ Thanks to all of you who found the truth. ~ J.B.
Early this morning, President Obama made what could very well prove to be the most controversial move of his presidency with the signing of Executive Order 13738, which revokes the federal government’s official recognition of the Pledge of Allegiance. Under the new order, it is now illegal for any federally funded agency to display the pledge or for any federal employee to recite, or encourage others to recite, the pledge while on duty. This law also applies to federal contractors and other institutions that receive federal funding such as public schools. Individuals who violate this order can face fines of up to $10,000 and up to one year in federal prison. Continue reading →
Senior Justice Department officials objected to sending a plane loaded with cash to Tehran at the same time that Iran released four imprisoned Americans, but their objections were overruled by the State Department, according to people familiar with the discussions.
On the day the Americans were freed in January, President Barack Obama announced the U.S. would pay $1.7 billion to Iran to settle a failed arms deal dating back to 1979. What wasn’t disclosed at the time was that the first payment would be $400 million in cash, flown in as the prisoners were released, as The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
The timing and manner of the payment raised alarms at the Justice Department, according to those familiar with the discussions. (Read Complete Story)
Hillary Clinton is taking a sledgehammer to Medicare. In a move calculated to fire up the extreme left wing of the Democratic Party, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pledges to open Medicare to people 55 to 64, and make a “public option” insurance plan for all ages. The 65-and-overs are already having a hard time finding a doctor willing to accept Medicare’s stingy payments. Clinton’s proposals will suddenly invite in millions more patients competing for the same doctors. Seniors, brace yourselves for long waits to see a doctor.
Medicare is stretched so thin to meet the needs of today’s seniors that expanding enrollment is like inviting the neighborhood for dinner when you don’t have enough to feed your own kids. Continue reading →
~ Forewords ~ The Feds shouldn’t own or control ANY LAND other than that set forth in the Constitution. As I understand things – Those first PILGRIMS left England for America in order to OWN THEIR OWN PROPERTY and not be subject to the King, Those we have allowed to sit in office have tossed that concept into the FEDERAL OWNERSHIP DUMPSTER, making America Citizens once again living on the King’s property… ~ Granny
The newly approved Republican platform expands the party’s support for turning over federal lands to the states creating a new flashpoint in the presidential campaign.
The call for sweeping land transfers comes largely from Republicans in Oregon and other western states with huge tracts of federal forests and grasslands. They have long argued that the federal government is a poor land manager that puts too many restrictions on logging, ranching and mining. Continue reading →
Whether the following line-up of headlines and related columns are in the proper order or not – no longer makes a difference. The entire godammed government is out of order. As I stated to a colleague earlier this evening, “…along with the unfolding of the Hillary story and the Supreme Court decision this past week – pretty well hammers the final nail in the coffin that was America.”
Have a ‘happy’ Independence Day. Jeffrey Bennett, Publisher
Loose cannon Bill keeps blundering when he’s trying to help Hillary
His apparently spur-of-the moment decision to chat this week with Attorney General Loretta Lynch even as her agency is overseeing a sensitive investigation of his wife’s use of a private email server as secretary of state was only the latest in a series of loose-cannon episodes… (Continue to full article)
Did Bill Clinton unconsciously trip his wife on the road to the White House?
Nothing unconscious about it…. (Continue to full article)
Judicial Watch Asks Justice Inspector General to Investigate Loretta Lynch-Bill Clinton Meeting
Maybe Bill is going after older women these days… (Continue to full article)
Hillary Clinton Scheduled To Meet With FBI On Saturday
That explains the urgency of Bill’s tarmac sprint… (Continue to full article)
Is Loretta Lynch REALLY stepping out of Clinton server probe after secret meeting with Bill?
First she says she is – but then she hedges by saying she ‘fully expects’ to accept FBI verdict on indicting Hillary What Bill-shit!!! (Continue to full article)
Lynch to Remove Herself From Decision Over Clinton Emails
While this *sounds* good – I don’t trust any of them to do what they SHOULD do. The corruption that fills the air in every corner of this OCCUPATION FORCE ‘government’ prevents TRUTH and ETHICS from surviving. It is going to take every prayer warrior there is to push back the EVIL we have allowed to take hold… (Continue to full article)
What Went Down On The Tarmac?
What the hell was Bill Clinton thinking in springing a “spontaneous” visit with Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the Phoenix airport? He’s way too smart to know that the visit wouldn’t be explosive if revealed. There is reporting out this afternoon from The Observer that Clinton delayed his departure from Phoenix so that he could meet Lynch, and that he caught Lynch by surprise… (Continue to full article)
Bill Clinton’s Loretta Lynch Meeting Part of his ‘Soft Intimidation’ Campaign To Neutralize Threats
Retired U.S. Secret Service officer Gary Byrne told Breitbart News exclusively that former President Bill Clinton’s secret meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch was a form of “soft intimidation” he became all too familiar with when he used to stand guard outside Clinton’s Oval Office. “I know all too well how the Clintons use intimidation – it was often soft intimidation, and other times not so soft – to get their way,”… (Continue to full article)
Feds ask for 27-month delay in release of Clinton staff emails
The Obama administration on Thursday asked a federal court to delay until October 2018 the release of 14,000 pages of emails from aides to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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Clinton looks set to be cleared of breaking secrecy laws ‘It was just announced – by sources – that no charges will be brought against Crooked Hillary Clinton. Like I said, the system is totally rigged.’ ~ Donald Trump (Continue to full article)
REVEALED – FBI Ordered Reporters to Do THIS During Secret Clinton-Lynch Meeting
When Lynch and the former president were meeting on her jet, FBI and Secret Service on the scene requested, on behalf of the pair, the media be shut out and not allowed to video or photograph any part of the meeting… (Continue to full article)
Steve Vaus ~ We Must Take America Back
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NOTE: Thanks to our friend, John Slagles for this one. ~ J.B.
One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile “gun-walking” operation known as “Fast and Furious.” Continue reading →
President Barack Obama will tap Judge Merrick Garland to be a Supreme Court justice, according to people familiar with the matter, the opening move in an election-year battle over when to fill the critical ninth seat on the nation’s highest court.
Mr. Obama’s nominee, chief judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, is expected to languish in the Republican-controlled Senate, where lawmakers have vowed to not hold hearings or votes until at least after the November elections.
Judge Garland was confirmed as an appeals judge in 1997 with a 76-23 vote, with support from 30 Republicans. He became the D.C. Circuit’s chief judge in 2013.
You are now entering the Administration’s SPIN ZONE
The lesson from the last 20 years of immigration policy is that lawlessness breeds more lawlessness. Once a people or a government decides to normalize one form of lawbreaking, other forms of lawlessness will follow until finally the rule of law itself is in profound jeopardy. Today, we have a constitutional crisis on our hands. President Obama has decided that because Congress has not granted amnesty to millions of illegal aliens living in the U.S., he will do so himself. Let us ponder for a moment just how shameless this assertion of power is. Continue reading →
DENVER, CO – NOVEMBER 03: Homeless U.S. military veterans stand in line for free services at a “Stand Down” event hosted by the Department of Veterans Affairs on November 3, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. A week ahead of Veterans Day, more than 500 homeless veterans were expected to attend the event, where they received free medical care, winter clothing, employment assistance and were able to see a judge to resolve legal issues. Organizers say the homeless veterans population has surged in recent years with the high national unemployment rate. Stand Down is a military term that means a temporary stop of offensive military action. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
A report released by the Veteran Affairs Office of the Inspector General Wednesday showed that the Central Alabama VA Health Care System kept veterans waiting an average of 109 days for outside medical consultations, leaders were aware of this and the issues went unaddressed. Continue reading →
Today (July 8, 2015), HUD Secretary Julian Castro announced the finalization of the Obama administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule. A front-page article preemptively defending the move appears in today’s Washington Post. The final rule is 377 pages, vastly longer than the preliminary version of the rule promulgated in 2013.
AFFH is easily one of President Obama’s most radical initiatives, on a par with Obamacare in its transformative potential. Continue reading →
How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it. But how many people today can stop looking at their electronic devices long enough to even think about such things?
Meanwhile, attempts to shut down people whose free speech interferes with other people’s political agendas go on, with remarkably little notice, much less outrage. The Internal Revenue Service’s targeting the tax-exempt status of conservative groups is just one of these attempts to fight political battles by shutting up the opposition, rather than answering them. Continue reading →
How Menendez ‘conspired’ to import rich donor’s babes
They are the models who could bring down a senator.
Sen. Robert Menendez mobilized his staff to secure a visa for a Brazilian actress who posed nude on the cover of Sexy magazine; he stepped up for a sultry Ukrainian student who wanted a plastic-surgery consult; and he directd a staff member to “call Ambassador asap” in order to reverse a visa denial to a 22-year-old Dominican model.
The young women were all paramours of Dr. Salomon Melgen, 60, a married eye doctor and one of Menendez’s biggest donors, prosecutors charge.
The New Jersey Democrat’s efforts on behalf of Melgen’s lovers came to light in a 68-page indictment against the two men unsealed this month. Continue reading →
“To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make mandatory and permanent requirements relating to use of an electronic employment eligibility verification system, and for other purposes.” (Emphasis mine)