Over the years, a curious habit has taken hold at the United Nations. A body designed to strengthen the best of humanity has too often become a font of doublespeak and appeasement that protects the worst of humanity. That tragic comity was shattered when President Trump played the skunk at the garden party and dared to tell the truth. Many truths, in fact. Among them, that Islamic terrorism is a scourge that must be stopped. That Iran is controlled by a “murderous regime” bent on getting nukes. That North Korea’s “Rocket man is on a suicide mission” and the United States “will have
0 said he wanted to fundamentally change the US. He did that by politicizing every Federal agency and the Military. The quicker the people, which include the "useful idiots", understand this the better. Mike is 100% right and I´m glad to see a NYC publication is out in front.
The lightbulb is finally coming on. To those of us that have been paying attention to what has happened during the campaign, with all the underhanded crap Obama and company was engaged in, we are surprised at nothing.
If Trump isn´t taking hold of Sessions and Tillerson by the neck, and giving them a shake.. then something is really really bad. We the People deserve the truth.. I dont care who it hurts.
There are obviously people in those two departments as well as the NSA (I dont trust McMasters either) that are running the show. Clearly, many things happened leading up to the election that was illegally done, and would never have been discovered because they knew Hillary would win, and their little antics would be hidden forever.
But the bigger issue, if you can get bigger than our government turning into a Banana Republic, is the complacency of both sides of the aisle in it!
FTA "But I’m beginning to wonder. The more we learn about the last eight years and eight months, the more reason there is to believe that something is rotten in Washington. I don’t just mean the ordinary corruption of the swamp variety. I mean something fundamental, something that suggests major elements in our government believe they, and not the people, are sovereign. " Beginning to wonder Michael where the hell have you been? Stop wondering and start investigating!!!!!!!
"if we can ever get to the truth." Now that´s a big IF! The msm has no interest in the truth and these recent hurricanes have given them the cover they need to ignore all of this illegal spying on American citizens by obama and his sycophants.
our intellectual historians blame wilson for the out of control administrative state but they have not realized the further twist during the clinton administration, when he argued that most people can do most jobs, and thus justified putting political cronies into those jobs that wilson had set on high for their expertise. not even aiming at a technocracy any more. And there they still are. empty partisans, set on high.
After eight years of a FUBAR government run by amateur banana republic dicktater wannabes, illegal surveillance is very easy to believe.
My fondest wish is to see that smug kenyan gay caballero answering questions from congress and watching the smirk slowly disappear from his bat face as the truth is revealed by his accomplices and he is charged with treason and the many other crimes he has committed. It is unlikely from this spineless congress but President Trump has the courage to follow through on this if he is angry enough. I would be.
That´s a good start Michael. Its nice to see a professional journalist close the gap between what common ordinary rational people, who think for themselves, have already known for a long time, and the narrative of the ministry of propoganda.
We even find it humorous when there´s a tone of the late comer having the lightbulb moment when in fact it is he just emerging from the dark to join us. But that´s fine.
Here´s a hint for your next stairstep revelation: Foreign entities are all over this, completely intertwined with our corrupt government officials. Our government has been bought and paid for. Follow the money.
Now go back and do some home work so you can reveal that to the American people.
The idea that the wiretaps were legal is just a trick. They made up the excuse for the warrant just so they could get the conversations they wanted in order to spy on the campaign. The reason Trump knew it was he heard things on the news that could have only come from wiretaps of his campaign.
Hopefully, (but doubtful) Mueller is investigating Manafort to prove that he wasn´t doing anything that even hinted as an excuse for a FISA warrant. And indictments of O admin are to follow. But that´s what should happen.
Goodwin is shocked ... shocked. OK, now that he has established that he has only reluctantly come to recognize the obvious, as opposed to being some wild-eyed conspiracy theorist whose ravings can be dismissed out of hand, where does he go from here? He´s left the door open to doing or writing nothing, with his "we may never know the truth" concluding shoulder shrug. He needs a Don Corleone in his life right now to slap him around and yell, "You can act like a man!"
At the risk of once again being accused of having politics to the right of Attila the Hun, we should have been OUT OF THE UN fifty years ago. It is an instrument fraught with futility, manipulation, and deception. If it ever was useful, it is no longer.
FTA: “I don’t just mean the ordinary corruption of the swamp variety. I mean something fundamental, something that suggests major elements in our government believe they, and not the people, are sovereign.”
Goodwin, like so many Americans, is beginning the journey towards full understanding of the Deep State and the intentional betrayal and treason committed by the Uniparty, the Clinton Cabal, and the Communist Obama Regime against the people of the United States. It is a painful path that those of us from the Tea Party days have trodden for many years, and it is up to us to share our experience and get others up to speed. They enjoy an advantage over our journey because we now have a champion; President Trump is leading the nation towards renewal.
Thanks to the grace of God there were enough Deplorables who recognized the greatness of Donald Trump and put him in the White House. The “silent coup” is being squashed and the stink from the swamp can no longer be contained. We are reaching the critical mass of aware citizens who will overwhelmly support President Trump, enabling the prosecution of high government officials including a former porcine Secretary of State and perhaps even a foreign-agent ex-president. [Queens dream bigly.]
The times are still perilous both at home and abroad but President Trump has the intelligence, experience, and instincts to navigate around the obstacles and remain on course. I have every confidence he will fulfill all of his promises.
I think President Trump has already fulfilled all of his promises. If the lazy, inept, entitled, ball-less congress could only catch up we will have a much better country in a year or two. Pray for the safety of this man or we will have to begin a long search for another champion.
FTA: "But I’m beginning to wonder. The more we learn about the last eight years and eight months, the more reason there is to believe that something is rotten in Washington.
I don’t just mean the ordinary corruption of the swamp variety. I mean something fundamental, something that suggests major elements in our government believe they, and not the people, are sovereign.
Which brings us back to the ultimate test: Did Obama or somebody working for him put Trump under surveillance during or after the election for the purpose of a political coup?
It’s a frightening question, all the more so because I suspect the answer will be yes — if we can ever get to the truth."
And another unbeliever is dragged kicking and screaming to the fireside to learn the aweful truth. Obama and his evil minions were the most corrupt and vile people ever to hold political power in Washington.
Worse, the Repubs have no spine to do anything about it.
From the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security".
If more Americans would take the time to read this and understand what it is and what it means we, the people, just might be able to take back the government that was intended to be. And understand that it will be a long ride.
The Alabama Senate race is tightening. Republican Roy Moore was tied with Democrat Doug Jones in a Fox News poll released this week. A previous poll showed Moore leading by 8 points while a survey before that had him ahead of Jones by just 5. Moore´s lead in the RealClearPolitics polling average is just 4.4. points in the December special election to fill the remainder of the Senate term Jeff Sessions, now the attorney general of the United States, was elected to in 2014. For context, Sessions had no Democratic challenger that year and was re-elected with over 97 percent of the
I don’t believe it’s disputable at this point that the most potent issue behind the rise of the far right in America and Europe is mass immigration. It’s a core reason that Trump is now president; it’s why the AfD is now the third-biggest party in the German, yes, German, parliament; it’s why Austria’s new chancellor won by co-opting much of the far right’s agenda on immigration; it’s why Britain is attempting (and currently failing) to leave the EU; it’s why Marine Le Pen won a record number of votes for her party in France this spring. A critical moment,
Conspiracy theorists of the world, get ready for some bad news. Trump administration and other government officials say privately that President Donald Trump is almost certain to block the release of information from some of the thousands of classified files related to the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy that are scheduled to be made public in less than a week by the National Archives. Administration officials would not identify what specific information related to Kennedy’s murder might be kept secret on Trump’s orders, though they acknowledged concern over classified documents held at the Archives that were created decades after
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A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Maren Nelson granted the company´s request for a new trial, saying there were errors and jury misconduct in the previous trial that ended with the award two months ago. Nelson also ruled that there wasn´t convincing evidence that Johnson & Johnson acted with malice and the award for damages was excessive. The decision will be appealed even though Eva Echeverria has died, said
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A Washington lobbyist once told me that the first rule of rainmakers is “If it starts to rain, dance!” In other words, if you’re hired to get something done, by all means take credit for it if it happens, even if you had nothing to do with it. Another version of the same principle is Ferris Buellerism. In the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” the precocious teen sees a parade in downtown Chicago and proceeds to run in front of it as if he’d been leading it all along. Fired White House aide Steve Bannon is a quintessential Ferris Bueller.
Two prominent staffers on Arizona Republican Kelli Ward’s primary campaign against sitting Sen. Jeff Flake have officially issued an apology to everyone in the state for helping to legitimize Ward as a serious political candidate. The two staffers, Dustin Stockton and Jen Lawrence, resigned from the Ward campaign in recent weeks. Stockton was Ward’s chief strategist. Lawrence was the candidate’s press secretary. Stockton and Lawrence say they were responsible for managing Ward’s current U.S. Senate campaign from May 2017 until September 2017. They identify themselves as prominent grassroots activists. Both are also former Breitbart reporters. “After running her campaign, we’ve
Hey, mainstream media! We finally found it — a real Russia scandal involving the 2016 election. With actual evidence of criminal wrongdoing and everything! So come on, New York Times, CNN and MSNBC, let’s ... Hey, where’d everybody go? For months I’ve been doing TV hits as the token conservative and getting grilled over “Russiagate.” Did Donald Trump and the Russians collude to steal the election from Hillary Clinton? And for months I’ve been asking the same questions: Where is the evidence of an actual crime? And since “collusion” isn’t necessarily against the law, what actual crime are Democrats and their media
Earlier this month, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 54, a historic state law that thumbs his state´s nose at federal authority. Beginning in January, the law states, California officially becomes a so-called sanctuary state. The term "sanctuary" is, of course, not univocal. It was once used to describe a sensible law enforcement strategy, by which otherwise law-abiding illegal immigrants who report crimes or cooperate with the police are not asked about their immigration status, lest they hesitate to help authorities in the future. Unfortunately, that is not what "sanctuary" means in this case. California is instead following the lead of many
At the end of their lengthy editorial regarding the new Uranium One revelations -- "Team Obama´s stunning coverup of Russian crimes" -- the New York Post editorial board writes: Until September 2013, the FBI director was Robert Mueller — who’s now the special counsel probing Russian meddling in the 2016 election. It’s hard to see how he can be trusted in that job unless he explains what he knew about this Obama-era cover-up. I´ll go the Post one better. Virtually whatever Mueller has to say about his involvement or non-involvement in this metastasizing scandal, he must recuse himself immediately for
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