Thursday, December 29, 2016

Some New Year’s Resolutions for Our Progressive Pals - Kurt Schlichter

This is hilarious.. and true.  The year 2016 was a great one for our progressive friends – except for
that whole utter repudiation unpleasantness of last November. Now, as a
concerned conservative friend eager to help, let me offer you some New
Year's resolutions that will keep you on the path to success. The bottom
line: stay the course!







Some New Year’s Resolutions for Our Progressive Pals - Kurt Schlichter

We live in a horribly racist world.. these are the worst

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Tapestry of my work life…



I grew up on a farm and in a shop.  I also was a gardener.  These are earliest memories for me.  Parents and relatives were of the earth.

I was always inventing things.  Taking things apart; Putting them back together sometimes with success, not always.

Working in the shop with tools taught me well.  Working on the farm with animals and equipment also prepared me for life.

I got an education in school. Probably should have skipped High School and went straight to college.  Learned nearly all there.  Sang in a choir, played in bands.  Crammed 4 years into 5.  Would have enjoyed being a perpetual student.

Began raising vegetables on rented land.  Did that for 3 years in college.  Also worked at K-Mart in the Patio Department  (Blue Light Specials et al) quit that and worked in Produce in a supermarket (fired), Farmed every summer, mostly raising vegetables.  Then got a job selling farm equipment.  Few hundred bucks a month and all the used steel I could eat.  But there was a commission. Prospered at it. Eventually did well enough where I bought a small piece of land.  Farmed it.

Learned to trade commodities during that time. Oats, Corn, Pork Bellies.  Huge wins larger losses.  Learned economics the hard way. 

In the Mid 70s quit the equipment business to go into the technology field.  Personal computers were new.  Started a small corporation.  It became a big one.  Then a second in software that didn’t.  And a third in Radio Networking that did.  And all the while farming.. owned a dairy farm.. for a while.   Sold out when it didn’t work.

In the 1980s land I had contracts on to own went away.. the inflation of the Carter years were washed away by Paul Volker and I was nearly broke.  From great plenty… to the edge of disaster.

Just in time a call came from a company in Chicago.  Come and help.  So I moved here.  Operated that company for a few years .. then moved to Germany to manage a company there.  Both went really well.

Returning then in the early 90s I decided to get back into Horticulture and Farming.  Worked in marketing for a major Nursery.  Then for a while recruited back into software.  That only lasted several months.  Missed the outdoors.  Worked for a local family nursery.  Fired.  Started my own.  Became a good sized corporation.  Closed it in 2002 and started the company I own today.   Began consulting for other nurseries, banks and financial institutions. 

Now after 50+ years of work in a dozen different fields I see how they all book-ended together to bring me to this point.  I am convinced that some things could never have happened without these various activities.  Am I a jack of all trades??  Sorta.. but master of some. 

I wish that many people would see how the tapestry of life is closely woven by Father God and no matter what happens, it’s all good.. even when it seems not to be.

Monday, December 26, 2016

What Women Want

I saw this on Facebook.  A woman posted this.  SHE IS SINGLE.  And daydreaming.

In any case.. read and be amused


20 things Women Want in and from a man. Here are the following things Women want or expect.
1. She is looking for a Spiritual man. One who loves God first
2. She is looking for a leader. Women actually want you to take the lead and be the priest that you are. Women are attracted to men that have power.
3. She's looking for a man with great qualities. Loving, caring, kind, respectful, integral and honest.
4. She is looking for a man that can give her something she cannot give or do for herself.
5 Women are looking for a man to be sensitive and in tune to her needs. she's looking for attention. If you don't give it to her, you put her at risk to seek it elsewhere.
6. She is looking for quality time. If you don't spend time with her you will lose her. No one wants to be in a relationship and still feel alone. Make time. Being too busy will destroy your relationship. Too busy means i dont have time for you and you are not a priority. This also tells her you may not be interested and she is not as important to you.
7. She is looking for Communication- This is MUST for a woman. Failure to do so can jepordize the relationship. Women like to communicate and for a man to listen.
8. She is looking for someone that is financially stable. If you don't have it together it suggest that you don't have your priorities in order. if you can't manage money how can you support her.
9. Women are looking for security. She loves to feel protected.
10. Women want to feel wanted and that she's the only woman that you want. any signs that you're a game player or you have options will easily push her away.
11. She's looking for a man that has management skills and can maintain a home.
12. Women want men that she's physically attracted and more so emotionally attracted. Women are whipped by words. Minister too her mind. Touch her without touching her
13.Women want men that are sexually skilled. You have appeal and you're creative.
14. Women want men that have a good personality. make her laugh
if you are dry, boring, bland predictable she'll lose interest. be spontaneous and full of surprises.
15. Women want men that are confident but not arrogant and prideful. if you are immature and stuck in your ways she will start to become disgusted.
16. Women want men to take them out on adventure. Go out and have fun. She wants balance.
17. She wants a man that's a hard worker, and motivated. If you are lazy she will not consider you.
18. Women want a man that will publicly display their love and affection
19. Women want men that will love her and her children.
20. Women want men that is willing to marry her

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Donald Trump could erase Obama's legacy almost as soon as he takes office

President-elect Donald Trump's victory on Election Day has put some of President Barack Obama's hallmark achievements in jeopardy.

Trump has come out strongly against almost all of the top initiatives Obama spent eight years working on — the Asia pivot, the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, Obamacare, and the Iran nuclear deal — and they're fragile enough that Trump could reverse course fairly easily.

"You have an outsider president being replaced by the most outsider candidate ever elected," Ian Bremmer, a geopolitical analyst and president of the Eurasia Group, told Business Insider via email.

"There's nothing like one upsmanship, big league, to destroy your legacy."



Donald Trump could erase Obama's legacy almost as soon as he takes office

Obama's White House Christmas Message Full of BS and Lies - Thank God It's His Last One



Now here’s the truth.


Under Obama more than 94 million Americans are out of work – the highest level ever in American history.  Food stamps are at all time highs and Obama’s GDP Growth rate is the 4th lowest of the more than 40 Presidents in American history and worst in nearly a century.  American home ownership is the lowest in nearly 50 years and US federal debt has never been higher with
Obama nearly doubling the amount from all the prior Presidents combined
to nearly $20 trillion.  Americans will be burdened with $10 trillion
in Obama debt for decades to come.


Obama’s health insurance program is a mess with year after year of
grossly increasing premiums for Americans everywhere.  Young people have
to pay huge Obamacare premiums or
get hit with large tax penalties for not buying insurance.  It was not
what it was promised and insurance companies are dropping out due to
solvency concerns.


America is less respected worldwide due to Obama being blamed for the
mess in the Middle East in Libya, Syria and Iraq.  Obama’s actions created ISIS and millions have been murdered, raped, beheaded or misplaced during the Obama years while he did nothing to help.  Instead Obama gave billions to Iran and turned his back on Israel.



Obama's White House Christmas Message Full of BS and Lies - Thank God It's His Last One

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Obama's last Christmas a season of disappointment | Washington Examiner



Sunday marks President Obama's
last Christmas while in office. Though he'll spend it in Hawaii rather
than at the White House, it must be a bittersweet Yuletide.



Obama's handiwork is being returned to the store like unwanted
Christmas presents. He is set to be succeeded by a Republican — and not
just any Republican, but Donald Trump, a man the outgoing president described as an insult to his legacy. Trump for a while didn't accept Obama's United States citizenship, much less his policies.



Republicans will also control both houses of Congress, giving
the party unified control of the federal government's elected branches
for the first time in a decade.



Obama's last Christmas a season of disappointment | Washington Examiner

Kwanzaa Creator: Deranged Felon Who Tortured Naked Women | The Daily Caller



It’s Christmastime, America, and you know what that means: It’s the
season when public schools across the fruited plain are teeming with
lessons about Kwanzaa and a handful of other holidays which aren’t
Christmas.


As a public service, then, The Daily Caller is here to tell you the
true — and truly bizarre — history of the violent, deranged and radical
black nationalist who concocted the completely artificial holiday of
Kwanzaa in 1966.


YouTube screenshot/The Real Black Atheist Library, Shutterstock/Gal Amar

 
YouTube screenshot/The Real Black Atheist Library, Shutterstock/Gal Amar


The creator of Kwanzaa is Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga, a 75-year-old professor or Africana studies
at California State University, Long Beach. His real name is Ronald
Everett. He was born in rural Maryland, the fourteenth child of a
sharecropping Baptist minister.


Karenga was convicted in 1971 for brutally torturing two naked women.
The women were members of Karenga’s ultra-radical, paramilitary, black
nationalist cult called the US Organization, according to a May 1971 Los
Angeles Times story dug up by FrontPage Magazine.




“Deborah Jones, who once was given the Swahili title of an African
queen, said she and Gail Davis were whipped with an electrical cord and
beaten with a karate baton after being ordered to remove their clothes,”
the LA Times article reports.



Kwanzaa Creator: Deranged Felon Who Tortured Naked Women | The Daily Caller

Corruption in Chicago... WOW who knew?

Defeated Democrats' new attack line: The Electoral College is racist | Washington Examiner



Democrats still mourning the outcome of last month's election
have added a new step to their grieving process: leveling charges of
racism against those who support the constitutional method of electing
the president.



In keeping with the process stipulated in the 12th Amendment,
538 electors representing all 50 states gathered on Monday to cast their
ballots for the 45th president. The result – that Donald Trump
will officially enter the Oval Office on Jan. 20 – was affirmed by the
Electoral College, an institution the Left is now casting as racist and
anti-Democratic.



Mere hours after Trump topped the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency, liberal filmmaker Michael Moore tweeted:
"Hello rest of the world! My fellow Americans are asleep right now so I
thought we could talk and maybe explain what happened yesterday."

Defeated Democrats' new attack line: The Electoral College is racist | Washington Examiner

Everyone should be treated with respect — unless you’re a Republican | New York Post



’Tis the season to spread joy and cheer — unless you’re a liberal still bitter about the election.


Thursday, Ivanka Trump and her family were accosted by Dan Goldstein,
a lawyer from Brooklyn, who yelled at her that her father, who has yet
to take office, was “ruining the country.” It wasn’t a spontaneous
outburst. Goldstein’s husband had tweeted from the JetBlue terminal at
JFK Airport that Goldstein was “chasing” Ivanka and her family to
“harass” them.


“Why is she on our flight? She should be flying private,” Goldstein
reportedly shouted when he saw them on the plane and allegedly engaged
with her children as well. Goldstein and his husband were removed from the plane, with Goldstein complaining that he was merely “expressing his opinion.”


The last few years, we’ve seen the creation of safe spaces, though
they’re usually for protecting fragile leftists from disagreeable
thoughts and arguments. Lunatic men badgering women on planes in front
of their kids apparently is fair play — if that mother is related to a
Republican you don’t like.


The irony, of course, is that Ivanka Trump is someone liberals should
be thankful to have in the incoming president’s inner circle. She’s
certainly no partisan right-winger, and in fact has thus far during the
transition been taking point on issues like climate change (she even met
with Al Gore) and paid family leave. Why the rage at her? 


Everyone should be treated with respect — unless you’re a Republican | New York Post

Lawrence Solomon: Proof that a new ice age has already started is stronger than ever, and we couldn’t be less prepared

 Earth’s new climate will affect much more than the energy sector. Abdussamatov leaves us with a dire warning.


“The world must start preparing for the new Little Ice Age right
now. Politicians and business leaders must make full economic
calculations of the impact of the new Little Ice Age on everything —
industry, agriculture, living conditions, development. The most
reasonable way to fight against the new Little Ice Age is a complex of
special steps aimed at support of economic growth and energy-saving
production to adapt mankind to the forthcoming period of deep cooling.”


An overheated planet has never been a threat, say climate
skeptics, not today, not ever in human history. An underheated planet,
in contrast, is a threat humans have repeatedly faced over the last
millennium, and now we’re due again.


“The upcoming climate change will be the most important challenge
and a priority issue for the world and define the main events in
politics, the economy, and the most important areas of the whole of
humanity in the coming decades,” Abdussamatov concludes. It’s time we
took the threat of climate change — of the real climate change —
seriously.




Lawrence Solomon: Proof that a new ice age has already started is stronger than ever, and we couldn’t be less prepared

UN's Israel Settlements Resolution: Barack Obama’s Betrayal of Israel | National Review

It is Islamist-leftist dogma that Israel’s millennia of attachment to
its homeland count for nothing.

Adding a final shameful chapter to a foreign-policy record that already
runneth over with them, Barack Obama on Friday abandoned America’s
commitment to Israel’s security, and to the vindication of democracy
over sharia-supremacist aggression. In an act of cowardly venom, the
president had the United States abstain from — and thereby effectively
enact — a United Nations Security Council resolution that condemns
Israeli settlement activity.

At least, that’s what the resolution ostensibly does. The reality is
much more than that. The resolution undertakes to render our ally
indefensible.

It was a black day in modern American diplomatic history, a flurry of
sinister wheeling and dealing while the nation — exhausted by the
election, anticipating a weekend of Christmas and Hanukkah celebration —
was looking the other way.

To his great credit, Donald Trump was not. The president-elect asserted
himself on Israel’s behalf, backing up his campaign promise that
“America First” meant restoration of America’s reputation as a
dependable friend and an enemy not to be trifled with. Under the
pressure he generated, Egypt backed down, withdrawing its sponsorship of
the resolution.

But such is the disdain in which Israel is openly held after eight Obama
years of empowering Islamists that four other countries — Malaysia,
Venezuela, Senegal, and, of all places, New Zealand — revived the
resolution, knowing they had the State Department’s backing. With the
U.S. abstention, it was easily approved.

It is a disgraceful legacy of Barack Obama that his obsession over
settlements and antipathy toward Israeli prime minister Benjamin
Netanyahu — traits he shares with his old radical comrade, Rashid
Khalidi — have made the already dim prospects for peace far more remote.
At the root of the settlements controversy is the fiction that the
territory at issue is “occupied Palestinian” land. In point of stubborn
fact, no matter how tirelessly the vaunted “international community”
evokes the scurrilous image of occupation, the territory is righteously
disputed.

UN's Israel Settlements Resolution: Barack Obama’s Betrayal of Israel | National Review

The Return of Street Corner Conservatism


Donald Trump
AP
BY:




Richard Nixon was plotting his 1968 presidential campaign when he
received a letter from a high school English teacher in Pennsylvania.
The correspondent, a young man named William F. Gavin, wasn’t certain
Nixon would run. But he sure wanted him to. “You can win,” Gavin wrote.
“Nothing can happen to you, politically speaking, that is worse than
what has happened to you.”


Gavin cited Ortega y Gasset to explain why Nixon was uniquely suited
to lead during the violence and uncertainty of the late 1960s. “You
are,” he went on, “the only political figure with the vision to see
things the way they are and not as Leftist and Rightist kooks would have
them.”


The forceful and eloquent style of Gavin’s prose impressed top Nixon
aide Patrick J. Buchanan. Gavin soon joined the nascent campaign,
beginning a career writing speeches for the thirty-seventh president,
for Senator Jim Buckley of New York, for Ronald Reagan, and for
congressman Bob Michel, as well as composing novels, nonfiction books,
and journalism. Gavin understood well the political realignment that
brought city- and suburban-dwelling white working class ethnics—Irish,
Italians, Greeks, Pols, and Slavs—rather tentatively into the Republican
camp. “The Nixon aide who understood the Catholic opportunity best,”
Buchanan wrote later, “was Bill Gavin, who had grown up Catholic and
conservative, his views and values shaped by family, faith, and
friends.”


I have been thinking about Gavin lately because his life and thought
so perfectly capture the conservatism of Donald Trump. When you read
Gavin, you begin to understand that the idea of Trump as a conservative
is not oxymoronic. Trump is a conservative—of a particular type
that is rare in intellectual circles. His conservatism is ignored or
dismissed or opposed because, while it often reaches the same
conclusions as more prevalent versions of conservatism, its impulses,
emphases, and forms are different from those of traditionalism,
anti-Communism, classical liberalism, Leo Strauss conservatism in its
East and West Coast varieties, the neoconservatism of Irving Kristol as
well as the neoconservatism of William Kristol, religious conservatism,
paleo-conservatism, compassionate conservatism, constitutional
conservatism, and all the other shaggy inhabitants of the conservative
zoo.


Donald Trump, Dee Duncan


The Return of Street Corner Conservatism

Obama’s Anti-Israel Tantrum - WSJ



The decision by the United States to abstain from a United Nations
Security Council resolution condemning Israel over its settlements on
the West Bank is one of the most significant, defining moments of the Obama Presidency.

It
defines this President’s extraordinary ability to transform matters of
public policy into personal pique at adversaries. And it defines the
reality of the international left’s implacable opposition to the Israeli
state.

Earlier in the week, Egypt withdrew the Security Council resolution under pressure from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. President-elect Donald Trump also intervened, speaking with Egypt’s government and, via Twitter, urging Mr. Obama to block the resolution, as have past U.S. Administrations and Mr. Obama himself in 2011.

As
was widely reported Friday after the U.N. vote, the White House decided
to abstain—thereby allowing the pro-Palestinian resolution to pass—in
retaliation against the intervention by Messrs. Netanyahu and Trump.

Mr.
Obama’s animus toward Prime Minister Netanyahu is well known.
Apparently Mr. Obama took it as an affront that the President-elect
would express an opinion about this week’s U.N. resolution.

It
is important, though, to see this U.S. abstention as more significant
than merely Mr. Obama’s petulance. What it reveals clearly is the Obama
Administration’s animus against the state of Israel itself. No longer
needing Jewish votes, Mr. Obama was free, finally, to punish the Jewish
state in a way no previous President has done.

No effort to
rescind the resolution, which calls the settlements a violation of
“international law,” will succeed because of Russia’s and China’s
vetoes.

Instead, the resolution will live on as Barack Obama’s
cat’s paw, offering support in every European capital, international
institution and U.S. university campus to bully Israel with the Boycott,
Divestment and Sanctions movement.



Obama’s Anti-Israel Tantrum - WSJ

Meritocracy’s losers: No degree, no respect — Joanne Jacobs

 

Horatio Alger stories spread the belief that anyone can succeed, if they work hard enough. Educational elitism marks the modern U.S. economy, writes Victor Tan Chen in The Atlantic.
College-educated winners scorn working-class Americans as “as lazy,
untalented, uneducated, and unsophisticated.” A Virginia Commonwealth
sociology professor, he’s the author of Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy. 

Our culture is an extreme meritocracy, writes Chen. We believe anyone can “make it” in America. It follows that those who don’t succeed deserve their low status.

“The well-educated and well-off who live in or near big cities tend
to endorse the notion, explicitly or implicitly, that education
determines a person’s value,” writes Chen.

More so than in other rich nations, like Germany and
Japan, which have prioritized vocational training to a greater degree, a
college degree has become the true mark of individual success in
America . . .
For his book, Chen interviewed laid-off auto workers, all former
union members, who shared the view that the educated deserved to live
better than the uneducated. Yet, “two-thirds of Americans age 25 and over do not have a bachelor’s degree,” he writes.

The labor market has become more polarized, as highly paid jobs for workers with middling levels of education and skill dwindle away. And as many have argued, advances in artificial intelligence threaten a net loss of employment (even for the well-educated) in the not-so-far-off future.
A new government report warns automation will increase demand for high-level technical skills — and decrease demand for routine skills.

Fordham’s Mike Petrilli calls this the great “coming apart.” Educational attainment (or the lack of it) is “the new dividing line.”

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Meritocracy’s losers: No degree, no respect — Joanne Jacobs

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Christmas Letter for the Gleaner Readers



Christmas 2016 and we’re still here

Waking up every day and seeing I am still here is not yet a surprise…but …. You know.  Peggy and I are well.. as can be expected.  We are working very hard. I didn’t think we would be toting that barge and lifting that bale at this time in our lives.  But in the last year I have conducted appraisals and valuations in Gainesville FL, Portland OR, Boise ID, Near Lewiston ID, and Near Ashville NC.  Along the way I was instrumental in putting up for sale and selling a sizeable nursery in Cobden IL (southern IL).  All in all a busy and profitable year;  AND I’m still working.  I enjoy the expert work and while I have no projects on the docket right now..   the phone still works.

The Nursery itself did well.  It helps to have some good people in place.  BUT  I am still in search of a successor or buyer.  I know the day will come when it will go from a blessing to a burden.  It’s a good little business and makes money.. but it needs to find home. 

Peggy and I got a chance to freshen up our tans in Florida - bit at Ormand Beach and then later in the summer at Mexico Beach which is Becoming one of my favorite places.  Still primitive.  Not overdeveloped.. yet.  It’s pretty with it’s Dolphins in the morning and the little sting rays in mating season.  On Ormand we saw a crab trying to eat a baby turtle. I rescued it.  There is a very angry crab in Florida.  Florida is a tradition now.  On  the last trip we stopped at the Fountain of Youth in St Augustine.  We both took a big drink from the fountain.  I’m pretty sure we are good for another 50.

We were there this spring to get some trucks loaded out of a growers operation in North Florida.  Peggy played the role of counting plants as they were loaded, but she insisted on getting up in the truck and helping to load.  I kept yelling .. GET OFF THAT TRUCK! She’s something.

We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary this year.  Tim, Raquella and Kevin put together a wonderful celebration party in West Fargo.   We are more appreciative than you can know.  She is as beautiful as she ever was and looking at the wonderful photo album Raquella put together Peggy looking at it couldn’t figure out for a second who that pretty lady was.  It was wonderful to see so many cousins.
I hadn’t seen some of them in years.  Jim, Elaine and Wally.

                 Of course we had to visit our “Summer Home”
                 Asheville NC.  The Biltmore. 
                They let us rent it (a tiny piece) for 50 bucks a day.   



    Tim, Raquella and the Four Grands are doing great in
    West Fargo ND.  Tim’s construction business is booming. 
    They makes us proud. Nearly all photos here by Raquella.



Kevin is in Dallas and is about  to move to a new restaurant
location downtown.  He does everything but wash the windows. 
He owns one condo and is in the process of buying another. Kevin also is my extant technical consultant on EXCEL issues.  Proud of his exceptional ability





Peggy’s Mom has moved to a new place with more security.  Living alone without Ben had become difficult and she is over 9 decades of age.  Peggy, to help make the move work, roared back and forth to Oakes in the little Mercedes till the tires nearly wore off.  Then we went for Thanksgiving.  We are going no where this winter.  Did you know there can be snow on the roads?  Speaking of snow on the road, we made a trip on the road to Oakes to celebrate Mom’s 100th Birthday (Ruth Redlin) in February.   That only comes round once a century.  She’s doing well enough for a centenarian.  Well attended and well deserved.

In Church News… we have joined ourselves to a small church in Oswego IL.  Good preaching and it’s coming along.  Great things are in store. I still, when I am able, try to be part of Crusaders in the city. The drive is a bit difficult… but worth it. The impact network is restarting next year.   I’ll be part of it. 

                                  Peggy has the house decorated inside and out full on old school
for Christmas.  If there is a flat surface  it now jingles with bells. 
            It’s cheerful and wonderful. I “supervised” a bit. 
           
We bought our Christmas present to each other.  The Old Panasonic Twin Power Microwave we have had since 1977 finally gave up after moving with us to 5 different residences in which have lived the last 40 years.  We now have a brand new Breville.   I don’t know if we will see it last 40 years.

This last year has been one of great change ..  mostly for the better.  I think the changes we see in our nation bode well. 

Make Your Christmas GREAT AGAIN..  And the New Year GREATER

Gene and Peggy Redlin
Established July 16, 1966



Monday, December 05, 2016

23 People and Organizations That NEED to be on Donald Trump's Christmas List

There are people and organizations Donald Trump needs to thank this holiday season for helping him become our next President.  In no particular order, other than the last one, here is a partial list.  I hope he has added them to his Christmas List.  

The Occupy whatever movement that fizzled out.  They illustrated how vacuous the left has become.

The Dakota Pipeline Protesters for their demonstration of fake news and people's gullibility.

The Black Lives Matter folks who look for a reason to riot even against Trump.  Every torched building and city helped him get elected.

The crooked IRS under this Administration.  Their continued persecution of right wing causes showed how evil bad governance can be.

The corruption in the Clinton Foundation that tainted Hillary the most.  She was seen as a gangster and she is.

The liberal mainstream media who never found a fantasy or a lie they didn't spread.  Credibility was destroyed in this election cycle.. and not a minute to soon.

The college fragile snowflakes and their propagator enablers in the left wing faculty and administrations

The establishment elites in both the Republican and Democrat parties that couldn't figure it out till it was too late.

Those who expressed faux outrage at every tweet, every speech and every debate for everything that Trump said during the last 18 months.  They became background noise.

The Bureau of Land Management for it's gestapo like tactics with Land Owners in Texas in out west.  Slow motion Branch Davidian Burning

Planned Parenthood for showing us the underbelly of the women's rights movement complete moral bankruptcy in selling the body parts of our tiniest and most vulnerable Americans.

Those Muslim Jihadists who murdered so many here and abroad.. and the war front ISIS where ineptitude created them.  They firmed up a policy that needs change badly.

The teachers unions and the education establishment in secondary and higher education which has failed to educate but only succeeded in spending money on nothing.

The EPA, HUD, IRS, DOE and all the other Alphabet agencies that oppress our lives so radically and steal our money. Anger over these people is not lost on the Trump voter.

Those crony capitalist companies that took our money and failed and those who still are.  TESLA would be out of business tomorrow if it was not a crony capitalist company. So would most solar panel and wind power companies.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz.. the gift that keeps on giving

Faux Intellectuals who point out that uneducated white men put Trump in Office...  Never mind they showed themselves profoundly stupid this whole cycle right up till 10 PM Eastern Time November 8, 2106

The Supreme Court that couldn't bring itself to sanity regarding Homosex Marriage or Obamacare's takeover of the economy.. and put a scare into all of us who RAN to the polls to vote for Trump.

Every accusation of racism, race baiting, race war, race race race race till it became background noise.  And in fact the question "What have you got to lose" caused many to say.. NOTHING AT ALL

Lawyers that overwhelmingly voted for Clinton which demonstrates LAWYERS.

Bernie Sanders who in a way HELPED Trump by bringing to light corruption in our elective system. He never had a chance.  Many Sanders voters eventually voted TRUMP.

Hillary Clinton for being a really bad uninspiring drone of a candidate.  There were better choices not made by an insipid cowardly DNC.

AND LAST but MOST IMPORTANT
Thanks must be given to President Barack Hussein Obama for having brought this nation to it's knees with the highest unemployed worker participation rate in 4 decades, nearly all new job creation has been part time or low pay service jobs, the lowest home ownership rate since the 1940s, the lowest GDP growth since the great depression, the worst 8 years for new business starts ever and reported today that 6 MILLION car loans are in default.  All the while our reputation around the world stinks, the middle east is in flames and regulations on EVERYTHING has skyrocketed.  It's easy to understand that the greatest thanks belongs to President Obama.  The bar is pretty low for President Trump to come up from.


Friday, December 02, 2016

Dakota Access Pipeline Remarks North Dakota Senator John Hoeven Floor of the U.S. Senate November 30, 2016



 

Introduction
I rise to speak today and respond to comments from some of my colleagues on the Dakota  Access Pipeline and the ongoing protests in North Dakota.  The Dakota Access Pipeline is a 1,172-mile crude-oil pipeline from the Bakken oil fields near Stanley, North Dakota, to refineries and terminals in Patoka, Illinois. It will move 470,000 barrels of light sweet crude  ( the highest grade oil  )  from the Bakken in North Dakota and Montana to market oil that is now moved by truck and rail over our roads and bridges. So the project actually increases efficiency and safety for oil that is already being transported. Further, the project has undergone years of thorough state regulatory reviews and an extensive federal environmental assessment, which found no significant environmental impact.  Twice challenged and twice upheld  including by the Obama administration’s own appointees.

The federal courts found that the Army Corps had followed the appropriate process the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe was properly consulted and the project can lawfully proceed. Everyone has a right to be heard, but it must done lawfully and peacefully.

 Whether this is during the permitting process with its opportunities for public comment or else disputing the outcome through the court system. And I emphasize through the court system.  The ongoing protest activities which at times have turned violent  are being prolonged and intensified by the Obama Administration’s refusal to approve the final
remaining easement at Lake Oahe.

This inaction has inflamed tensions, strained state and local resources, and, most importantly, is needlessly putting people at risk  including tribal members, protestors, law enforcement officers, construction workers, and area residents, Our farmers and ranchers who live and work in the area.

It’s past time that the final easement is approved and construction is completed. We need to resolve this issue. As the record demonstrates, it should be done so by its merits through the previously established regulatory and legal process. Further the federal law enforcement agencies should help our state and local law enforcement officers to ensure the law is followed, prevent violent and unlawful protests, and see  that the peace is maintained. Our law enforcement officers have worked professionally, diligently, and tirelessly to protect the public.

Background
 To further describe the situation, let me provide some background.  The company developed the route for Dakota Access Pipeline beginning in 2014. The current path will run parallel to the existing Northern Border Gas Pipeline, which was placed into service in 1982, as well as an existing high-voltage electric transmission line.
Ninety-nine percent of the route for the Dakota Access pipeline crosses private land. Only 3 percent of the work needed to build the pipeline requires federal approval of any kind and only 1 percent of the pipeline affects U.S. waterways.  To date, the pipeline is already 98 percent complete in North Dakota and 86 percent complete overall. This includes the route around and up to the final 0.21-mile portion of the Missouri River where most of the protests are occurring.

This area of the river  known as Lake Oahe  is controlled by the Army Corps for flood control purposes, and requires one remaining federal easement.  The segment at the center of this debate is the small section planned to traverse under Lake Oahe, which would occur at a depth of 92 to 117 feet below the riverbed. In fact, where it crosses Lake Oahe, Dakota Access is 100 percent adjacent the existing natural gas pipeline. This was done so that ground disturbances would not harm intact cultural or tribal features.  To put this issue into broader context, the Congressional Research Service estimates there are 38,410 crude oil pipeline river and waterbody crossings in the United States, including 1,079 in North Dakota. These crossings range from rivers, streams, and lakes, to ponds, canals, and ditches.

Tribal Consultations
In total, the Army Corps held 389 meetings, conferred with more than 55 tribes, and conducted a 1,261-page environmental assessment, before finding that this infrastructure project has no significant environmental impact.

In his September 9th federal court opinion, U.S. District Judge Boasberg noted the company surveyed nearly twice as many miles in North Dakota as the 357 miles that would eventually be used for the pipeline.  The federal judge also noted where the surveys revealed evidence of historically important or cultural resources, such as stone features, the company modified the route on its own 140 times in North Dakota alone to avoid them. Additionally, the Corps ordered the company to change the route where it crossed the James River to avoid burial sites there.

The pipeline company and the Army Corps have documented dozens of attempts to engage  with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe to help identify historical resources and provide feedback in the planning process. Judge Boasberg wrote that “the tribe largely refused to engage in consultations, and chose to hold out for more, namely the chance to conduct its own cultural surveys over the entire length of the pipeline.”

Further, Judge Boasberg wrote: “As it has previously mentioned, this Court does not lightly countenance any depredation of lands that hold significance to the Standing Rock Sioux. Aware of the indignities visited upon the Tribe over the last centuries, the Court scrutinizes the permitting process here with particular care. Having done so, the Court must nonetheless conclude that the  Tribe has not demonstrated that an injunction is warranted here.”

In the spring of 2016, I helped arrange meetings between Colonel Henderson and Standing Rock. It was during these meetings that Army Corps Colonel Henderson imposed several additional conditions on the pipeline, including a double-walled piping, in response to tribal concerns about environmental safety. A Tribal Monitoring Plan has also been required, which requires Dakota  Access to allow tribal monitors at [certain] sites when construction is occurring. Environmental Assessment In July 2016, the Army Corps issued its final Environmental Assessment, which concluded  with “Finding of No Significant Impact” and “No Historic Properties Affected” determinations.

The Environmental Assessment “establishes that the [Corps] made a good faith effort to
consult with the tribes and that it considered all tribal comments. In addition, Dakota Access has developed response and action plans, and will include several monitoring systems, shut-off valves and other safety features to minimize the risk of spills and reduce or remediate any potential damages.”

In fact, the Army Corps required the company to implement numerous mitigation plans, including (1) an Environmental Construction plan; (2) a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan; (3) a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan; (4) a Horizontal Directional Drilling Construction Plan; (5) a Horizontal Directional Drilling Contingency Plan; (6) an Unanticipated Cultural Resources Discovery Plan; (7) a Geographical Response Plan; (8) a Facility Response Plan, and (9) a Tribal Monitoring Plan, among other measures.

Protest Activities
 With regard to the protests, the Obama administration’s inaction on the final federal
easement crossing the Missouri River has created undue hardship and uncertainty for area residents, private landowners, farmers, ranchers, tribal members, construction workers, and law enforcement personnel themselves. Now with winter weather conditions worsening, this inaction has reached a critical and frankly life-threatening stage.
 
There have been instances of trespassing, vandalism, theft, and fire on privately owned ranchland. Residents have endured the challenges caused by roads being blocked or closed, either by protest activity or law enforcement’s response to it to ensure safety at a time when farmers and ranchers are busy harvesting, hauling hay, shipping calves and moving their herds from summer pasture. In addition, law enforcement is investigating cases of butchered, mutilated, injured and missing cattle, horses and bison in areas adjacent to sites occupied by protesters. Law enforcement has worked to protect everyone. They have been patient, professional, and diligent. They have not used concussion grenades. More than 500 protestors have been arrested for breaking the law, and over 90 percent of them are from out of state many if not most are not Native American. They are environmental activists from other parts of the country. If you want more information on law enforcement, go to YouTube “Know the Truth Morton County”
which is a website the Morton County Sheriff’s Office uses to provide updates on their efforts to maintain law and order at the protest site. The motto of law enforcement is “To Serve and Protect” and that is exactly what they are doing.

Conclusion
In accordance with the finding of the Army Corps’ environmental assessment and court
decisions, the Army Corps needs to follow established legal and regulatory criteria and approve the final easement so that construction can be completed. In addition, federal resources should be deployed expeditiously to protect people and property in the area of violent protests to help support state and local law enforcement efforts. This issue needs to be resolved.


   

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The Quotes of Steven Wright:


1 - I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
2 - Borrow money from pessimists -- they don't expect it back.
3 - Half the people you know are below average.
4 - 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
5 - 82.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
6 - A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
7 - A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
8 - If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.
9 - All those who believe in psycho kinesis, raise my hand.
10 - The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
11 - I almost had a psychic girlfriend, ..... But she left me before we met.
12 - OK, so what's the speed of dark?
13 - How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?
14 - If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
15 - Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
16 - When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
17 - Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
18 - Hard work pays off in the future; laziness pays off now.
19 - I intend to live forever ... So far, so good.
20 - If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
21 - Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
22 - What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
23 - My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."
24 - Why do psychics have to ask you for your name
25 - If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
26 - A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
27 - Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.
28 - The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.
29 - To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
30 - The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.
31 - The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.
32 - The colder the x-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.
33 - Everyone has a photographic memory; some just don't have film.
34 - If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
35 - If your car could travel at the speed of light, would your headlights work?

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Craigslist ads read: “STOP TRUMP – up to $1500/week. Hiring immediately! Call Today Start tomorrow! $15-$18 hourly rate + bonus + overtime up to 77 hours per week!”
Many of these ads have Planned Parenthood Action emblazoned across the top...

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Hillary Supporters - You aren't "Educated," You are Stupid

yes, some of us are very, very happy right about now. The following, however, is about and largely addressed to those who are very, very unhappy right about now.

Modern, young, metrosexual, multicultural, social justice mongering lefties are idiots. They are idiots wherever found, all over the world. They are spoiled children; ill-mannered, ill-bred, weak, ignorant, and stupid. They are historically illiterate. They have no idea of how the world really works. The only ideas they have outside of the fever swamps contained within their neutronium-dense skulls, filled to the brim with professorial sewage, are the kind of ideas that can only survive inside the echo chamber of a safe space.2 They are, frankly, disgusting, and the similarities between them and actual human beings are minimal. Morally, intellectually, spiritually, they are cockroaches. Were it not that some of them are possibly larval stage human beings, creatures who may eventually grow up to be actual human beings, there would be little or no moral component to gassing them.3

I mean, sure, the younger generation, every younger generation, not least mine, has been somewhat childlike until well past the onset of puberty. Indeed, the consensus of neuroscientists now seems to be that our brains aren’t actually adult until we reach our mid-twenties, or even later.4 But the lefty portion of this one is just special, in much the same way that kids riding the short bus are special.

So children, sit down, shut up, and listen; I’m going to explain to you why you didn’t get your childish fantasies handed to you by the adults, this time.



Hillary Supporters - You aren't "Educated," You are Stupid

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Signs of a Coming Economic and Social Explosion that will Lift All Boats

A rising tide lifts all boats unless you insist on putting a hole in the bottom of yours. No one needs to be left out of the coming economic Revival unless you insist on being ostracized marginalized and left behind. Economic Opportunity is color blind opportunity execution is a choice

 I know several people who went GALT after Obama was elected in 2008. Many privately say they're going to get back into business because it's safe again. This will mean jobs a lot of jobs

The Supreme Court will become safer for business Market observation.

Bank stocks are moving radically higher on the prospect that much of the insane Dodd-Frank regulation and other banking regulations will be repealed by a TRUMP Administration,. thank God

Copper and silver both of which are Industrial Metals (not gold) are moving up

As a stock market Watcher here's a couple of interesting moves that have taken place since Trump election. If you will recall President Obama before the election announced that he was going to stop using private prisons. Those stocks had been crushed with that announcement even below their base asset value. Since Trump has been elected those stocks are soaring. I'm not sure that's great because I'm not a big fan of private prison. But it is interesting. The other sector that is interesting are gun stocks. Gun stocks we're high and going higher during the Obama Administration. people were buying guns like crazy. When it looked like Clinton was going to win with her second amendment animosity gun stocks continued to soar. With the election of trump they have plummeted. I think we are going to see some sales and discounting on guns. Make America safe again.


I am like hundreds of thousands of Small Business Owners across America. Breathing a sigh of relief. Making plans RIGHT NOW to expand my business, hire a least a half dozen more people. Build out. Multiply me by a couple hundred thousand and American becomes even greater. That is the power of optimism.

It's morning in AmericaAND the STOCK MARKET CLOSED TODAY AT A RECORD HIGH... The business community loves this

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

American Uprising

This wasn’t an election. It was a revolution.

It’s midnight in America. The day before fifty million Americans got up and stood in front of the great iron wheel that had been grinding them down. They stood there even though the media told them it was useless. They took their stand even while all the chattering classes laughed and taunted them.

They were fathers who couldn’t feed their families anymore. They were mothers who couldn’t afford health care. They were workers whose jobs had been sold off to foreign countries. They were sons who didn’t see a future for themselves. They were daughters afraid of being murdered by the “unaccompanied minors” flooding into their towns. They took a deep breath and they stood.

They held up their hands and the great iron wheel stopped.

The Great Blue Wall crumbled. The impossible states fell one by one. Ohio. Wisconsin. Pennsylvania. Iowa. The white working class that had been overlooked and trampled on for so long got to its feet. It rose up against its oppressors and the rest of the nation, from coast to coast, rose up with it.

They fought back against their jobs being shipped overseas while their towns filled with migrants that got everything while they got nothing. They fought back against a system in which they could go to jail for a trifle while the elites could violate the law and still stroll through a presidential election. They fought back against being told that they had to watch what they say. They fought back against being held in contempt because they wanted to work for a living and take care of their families.

They fought and they won.

This wasn’t a vote. It was an uprising. Like the ordinary men chipping away at the Berlin Wall, they tore down an unnatural thing that had towered over them. And as they watched it fall, they marveled at how weak and fragile it had always been. And how much stronger they were than they had ever known.

Who were these people? They were leftovers and flyover country. They didn’t have bachelor degrees and had never set foot in a Starbucks. They were the white working class. They didn’t talk right or think right. They had the wrong ideas, the wrong clothes and the ridiculous idea that they still mattered.

American Uprising | Frontpage Mag

A sigh of relief

Good Morning America

No more block voting

I'm available

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Things that the DEMOCRATS worried about Clinton


> On VI. A -- Out of Touch.  Should we add that HRC hasn't driven a car in thirty-five (?) years?  (The Republicans love that one!).  Also does "dead broke" go here or in the later videos??
>
> On VI.D -- cronyism, foreign governments, I would name some of the countries, particularly those in the Middle East
>
> On VI. E -- Wall Street.  I would include something from the Maggie Haberman piece on HRC's Goldman Sachs speech.  Something like, "When HRC recently spoke to bankers at Goldman Sachs, instead of holding them accountable for their activities that crashed the economy, she told them that banker bashing was foolish and had to stop.  She said "soothing" that we all got into our economic problems together."
>
> On VI. F.  -- OBama's Third Term.  I would add "We need a new direction" or "We need to change course." at the end.
>
> On VI. G. -- Ineffective.   I would add (if possible from a credible source).  "Clinton flew all over the world, but she can't name a single major accomplishment she made as Secretary of State."
>
> On Iowa, we had talked at one time about showing them some specific populist policy proposals -- or at least trying to get a sense of their corporate villains.  Does this still make sense?  Or should we just stay focused on the negatives?
https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/54085#efmAFrAV9
>

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Singing.. HIGHWAY TO HELL

Carpet of Leaves

With Trump we MIGHT survive

I'll eat what I want.. they don't know

Lead On Asian American

How to win a Debate

 

The Billionaires Who Run The Democratic Party


"Among the curiosities spewed from John Podesta's email by WikiLeaks is an intriguing memo to a group of billionaires that outlines the real goals of the Democratic Party's progressive wing. Turns out they don't want to rig an election, they want to rig the whole system — demographics, politics, the media, everything....
The 2007 Podesta memo, "Strategic Outlook For The 2008 Elections," was sent to progressive billionaire heavy-hitters George and Jonathan Soros, Peter and Jonathan Lewis, Herb and Marion Sandler, Steve Bing, John Sperling and Soros fund executive and political go-between Michael Vachon.
But it's about much more than just 2008. As the Daily Caller's Peter Hasson notes, the memo "lays out the longterm progressive strategy to dominate American politics by creating an 'echo chamber' to control public discourse and changing American demographics to make them more 'advantageous.' "...
Read the memo. Theirs is a vision of a balkanized America of competing interests, which can only be managed by an all-controlling central government that distributes the benefits of citizenship....
For instance, Podesta, a former top advisor to Barack Obama, in 2008 recommended billionaire hedge-fund manager and climate-change extremist Tom Steyer to be Obama's first energy secretary, according to the hacked emails....
So powerful is Steyer — who has donated at least $34 million to Democrat-linked leftist and green causes since the 2014 political season — that the Democratic National Committee's extreme official position on climate change, which would virtually shut down American industry, was dictated virtually word-for-word by a Steyer funded "fact sheet."...
This is the real world of progressive politics: Billionaires, big shots, insiders, Washington elites, big unions, all colluding to fracture our democracy into pieces and set one group of Americans against another, for maximum political benefit and power."
HT: J. Richard Pearcey at The Pearcey Report

A NEW EMANCIPATION DECLARATION


I'm looking forward to the day when African Americans have independence, freedom from slavery / Plantation Mentality and the ability to stand the pressure of herd mentality when it gets hard. I just saw a statistic that said Donald Trump has ZERO % support among black people in Wisconsin. See photo below to understand this.
This is not so among Asians, Hispanics, Immigrants from the Mid East, People from India or those recently from the Caribbean or Africa. Nor of White People. They are of diverse thought. They are able to think for themselves. They make decisions based on real information, not lies.
I was friends 50 years ago with African Americans who had great kids born while we were there. I said then that they would be the last of those who had to have to put up with the foolishness of racism, prejudice and division. WOW was I wrong. Everything that we worked for then and that peaked about ten years ago has now been destroyed by the most divisive President in a lifetime.
I have hope however. I know many 20 something young African Americans who now see the error of their fathers and grandfathers. They now are questioning the herd mentality. They are less likely to be driven by the plantation pressure. Some will but I am hoping that thinking for yourself will become a new reality.
Time for a new emancipation declaration. The Democrats have driven them over the cliff one too many times. I keep asking and I hope some younger African Origin Americans will start answering for themselves: http://northerngleaner.blogspot.com/…/a-question-for-black-…

Friday, November 04, 2016

Getting the Facts Straight

Rustlers were Hanged in the early days

It's all a BIG LIE

If you act like a dog.. well

You can too

Alinsky Lives

Remember when a soldier coming back from war was anxious to see his or her sweetheart... now something is different

Incompetence

Getting Jews Killed wasn't Enough

Hail Satan

Five are alive

Pile Up of Protest

Sucker Punch

Thursday, November 03, 2016

A Question for Black America... are you better off?

Long ago a question was asked by Ronald Reagan of Voters about Jimmy Carter, "Are You better off now than you were four years ago?"  Now that question can be expanded to, "are You better off now than you were 8 years ago?  Face it.  Black Americans need to ask themselves this all important historical question. 



I think if one were brutally honest, the answer would be NO. 

Unemployment among black America is worse than it was the previous 8 years before Obama.

Racial Tensions have cause good friendships to get worse under Obama.  He takes sides and acts as a divider. Loyalty means Black people stay loyal... but you know it's worse.  Harmony among races was highest during Bush's first term.

The future for young people to get jobs and get out of the ghetto is worse since Obama opened the floodgates of illegals particularly from central American.  Young Black boys can forget about getting that job Juan has taken.


Education in the black community is worse than ever.  Obama's fight against school choice has made the uneducation of the black child a policy that promotes continued poverty.

Abortion is now the method of post coitus birth control.  It may be a pill but Black Genocide is full on.

Single Family households are now more plentiful than ever in the black community under Obama.  Most births in the black community are to women without a husband.

Since ferocious restrictive regulations on lending, the potential for a black family to buy a home is cut in half.

Dodd Frank a banking regulation under Obama has made it nearly impossible for black Americans to borrow money to start a business or expand one.

Obamacare's 30 hour limit on employment has meant that working people in the black community need to hold 2 or three jobs to make ends meet.  AND there is no overtime at 30 hours.

Wages have been held to almost no increase since Obama can't seem to get anything going in the economy.  In fact we now have the worst economic performance under Obama since the Great Depression.

Our safety as a nation but in particular in Black American neighborhoods is at a low not seen for decades.  Murder Chicago are words that appear in headlines too often.  And rather than address the issue and pursue meaningful change Obama has been a partner in condemning and trying for prosecution of police who had to make some hard choices.  A few bad apples for sure, but Obama has essentially ended effective policing in many neighborhoods that as a result are less safe.

These are a few off the top of my head.  Lots of promises but little net result.  Black American is worse off under Obama and with Hillary Clinton will be worse off still. 

Sure there are some bones thrown to pretend something is happening.  Free phones. More Snap Cards.  Other keep folks unemployed in need and dependent on the government actions but nothing that will help folks get out of the ghetto. 

They can't afford for you to emerge and become independent of them, you might stop voting for them and they HAVE to keep you on the plantation so they can keep getting elected.

Monday, October 31, 2016

5 TOP POST ELECTION CONCERNS FOR EITHER A TRUMP OR CLINTON PRESIDENCY

 I lifted this directly from an Email send by Dr Mattera.  I apologise in advance, but this election is too important to leave to hoping you might click thru. Here's the Link.

 Joeseph Mattera speaks:
As most Americans already know, both the Democratic and Republican nominees for president have a low approval rating even within their own parties. Concerns abound with both candidates, even though both of them are far apart ideologically. I must be insane releasing an article like this since both pro Trump and pro Clinton friends may be upset by its contents; however, I have never been motivated by the accolades of people.

The following are five of my primary concerns regarding both candidates post election:

My top five concerns with a Hillary Clinton presidency


1-Her Supreme Court Justice selections

Clinton made it clear during the last debate that she will choose Supreme Court Justices who will uphold Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in 1973. She made no mention of choosing Judges who will uphold the U.S. Constitution because she views the court as legislators who make laws. With the death of Antoine Scalia, the present court is virtually tied ideologically between constitutional literalists and liberals. If Clinton gets elected, she has the potential to choose up to three or more Justices, which will tilt the court to the left for generations to come. This is my number one concern with a Clinton presidency.  To quote Nathaniel Bruno of the ADF

“To zero in on just one of the decisions identified above, Justice Ginsburg declared in her dissent in the Gonzales v. Carhart case (in which the Court upheld the federal ban on partial-birth abortion, based on a respect for the government’s interest in protecting preborn life): “Today’s decision is alarming.” It is ironic and lamentable that Justice Ginsburg found the majority opinion alarming but was apparently not alarmed by the brutal practice of substantially delivering a fully formed, fully alive baby before crushing his or her skull. If Justice Ginsburg had her way, that barbaric procedure would be permitted throughout the United States.”


2-Her view on the freedom of religion


Clinton is known to be against freedom of religion, which can eventually result in 501C3 revocation for religious organizations that do not comply with her societal views.

Mrs. Clinton stated, “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed”. For those who do not believe liberals would abrogate religious freedom, I want to make you aware that as of October 1st, all public organizations (including churches) have to comply with transgender bathroom laws in the state of Massachusetts. (Of course, I believe there is a humane and sensitive way to deal with this issue from the pulpit and in churches, but the point here is that the government is forcing its views upon religious entities). If Clinton becomes president, these laws will likely spread to every state, which will crush the first amendment and freedom of religion.


3-Her view on Abortion

It has been documented that Hillary Clinton has radical pro-abortion views, even until the third trimester. Hence, she is the only presidential candidate ever officially endorsed by Planned Parenthood. This is the same Planned Parenthood that harvests aborted baby parts for money .

Some people say that P.P. does other things besides abortions like providing mammograms and other family health services. My response, would you hypothetically support a racist organization like the KKK if they opened up a hospital? Of course not, then why support a legalized child killing organization like P.P. if they do a few good things?  Furthermore, it is well known that P.P. founder Margaret Sanger was an avowed white supremacist who wanted to use abortion to exterminate blacks. Instead of receiving their endorsement, Clinton should work to defund them. Unfortunately she chose the former.

 4-Her constant scandals

The fact that there is always a scandalous cloud always hanging wherever Clinton goes is an understatement.  Whether it is the thirty thousand plus emails she deleted before the FBI investigation, to the Benghazi cover-up, to the whitewater scandal, to her involvement in causing unrest in Trump rallies and on and on and on, it’s almost legion and too numerous for one article. Furthermore, as I write this article, everyday there are more “Project VERITAS” videos and wikileaks released daily that continually connect Clinton to other scandals not mentioned already. Can you imagine four more years of her scandals being front and center of the news every day?

 5-Her foreign policy disasters

Notable black economist Thomas Sowell lays out a litany of foreign policy disasters that took place while Clinton was Secretary of State that he says disqualify her from the presidency.

Whether it is participating in decisions that resulted in the formation of ISIS, the emboldening of Russia and China, the outrageous Iran nuclear arms deal, Benghazi, and mor, her foreign policy record is so dismal it would be a scary thing to see what would happen the next four years if she were president. Clinton may think Trump is reckless, but the director of the FBI James Coney is on record saying her actions regarding national security were “careless” .



My 5 top concerns with a Trump Presidency


I describe myself as being “anti-Clinton” (for the reasons above) not “pro Trump”. Also, I have never endorsed any candidate in public. That being said, when it comes purely to policy, most social conservatives would say Trump has the advantage. Although he may have an advantage, many have serious concerns regarding several of his personal issues: the way he allegedly acts and speaks about women, some of his initial comments regarding immigrants, and his boorish behavior in debates, on social media and while campaigning. However, historically many look at the big picture when it comes to a leader’s personal moral flaws. For example, what would have happened if the Black church abandoned the Civil Rights movement because of allegations against Dr. King? Also, many people still have a high regard for JFK and Bill Clinton in spite of allegations regarding their numerous affairs?

My five top concerns with a Trump presidency

 1-Can Trump work with a divided congress

Trump seems to lack patience when dealing with those with opposing views. While in debates, and on twitter, he personally attacked, insulted and demeaned his opponents. How would that play out with congress? Would he attempt to steamroll through policy decisions when Congress moved too slow or opposed him, or perhaps he will surprise everyone and work well with both parties? That remains to be seen.

2-Will the republican establishment attempt to undermine his first term


While many Americans like the fact that Trump is not part of the establishment, the fact is, he still has to depend upon the already established infrastructure of his party to get things done as president. If elected, he may be the first president in recent memory that will have major opposition from both parties. That is to say, it is very possible that the Republican establishment will work hard to undermine Trump’s first term in office so that another Republican will never attempt to buck their party again.

 3-His ability to work with world leaders
Some may say that alpha leaders like Russian President Putin will respect another Alpha leader like Trump, which can lead to a better relationship between our countries.  However, others may say that Trump’s leadership style may alienate friend and foe alike.  Of course, we probably need a hard line stance with certain nations to keep them in check (Iran and North Korea.) Consequently, Trump’s leadership style may be a plus or minus in world affairs, this also remains to be seen but is a concern for many.

 4-His relationship with communities of color

In the opinion of many, Democrats like Hillary Clinton have not done enough to further the quality of life for our black and brown communities. That being said, whether fair or not, Trump has been branded negatively and even racist by the mainstream media and by some activists. If Trump gets elected it may also result in protests and civil unrest in many cities across America. Although, there is evidence not all protests are totally grassroots but are funded and or exacerbated by George Soros backed organizations. The question is, can Trump overcome this stigma and work closely and effectively with communities of color, especially Hispanics? This remains to be seen and is a concern of mine.

 5-His evolving view on immigration reform
In this area, I part company with many conservatives. I never agreed with the initial Trump plan to deport all undocumented immigrants. As a pastor in a Hispanic community, I have seen many undocumented immigrants successfully assimilate into the church and community, build families, work hard and have economic success. I am in favor of a path to citizenship for these people. Because as a nation we have allowed illegal immigration to go on for decades, it is almost de-facto legal. At the same time, those who have proven they are a danger to society and committed felonies should be deported. Moving forward, I am for clamping down on illegal immigration because a nation without borders is no longer a nation. I am also in favor of either stopping or having a foolproof vetting system in place that forbids radicalized Muslims from entering our country, especially from nations that foment terrorism.

Regarding immigration, Mr. Trump’s views seem to be changing as he went from a hardline approach to a more refined approach recently. I am concerned about where he will eventually land if elected as President

In conclusion, I am not endorsing either candidate, nor am I saying we should not vote. Liberals who don’t vote, help Trump; conservatives who don’t vote, help Clinton.  Many social conservatives I know say that Trump is not perfect but has the edge over Clinton because of the Supreme Court, Freedom of religion, abortion, the numerous scandals and more. A few social conservatives are also “never Trumpers” who do not believe he is a true conservative.

The unfortunate fact is, whoever gets elected, half the nation will be divided and our unity as a country will be greatly challenged. Truly, politics and a politician cannot restore our nation to greatness. The bible says that only righteousness can exalt a nation (Proverbs 14:34).

On November 9th, irrespective of who gets elected, may righteousness again be restored in our families, churches and in the halls of power.