August, 2016

The Vile Shallowness of “Black Lives Matter” Racism

Why oh why must it be this way?
Before you can read me you got to learn how to see me.
I say free your mind and the rest will follow.
Be color blind; don’t be so shallow.
  —En Vogue “Free Your Mind

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.—Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

“Black Lives Matter.” At first blush, it seems difficult to imagine anyone taking issue with the obvious, self-evident truth articulated by those three simple words. But when we peel away the veneer of deception, we find that Black Lives Matter (BLM) is in fact one of the most destructive, hateful, racist movements in living memory.—John Perazzo “The Profound Racism of ‘Black Lives Matter’

This article discusses the movement “Black Lives Matter” (BLM). Let me say up front that I find their “narrative” deplorable at best, and the fact that Democratic politicians, from Obama on down, treat them as respectable is an insult to any decent person with half a brain.

By Jim ONeill - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Full Story

Death of sportscaster ‘King of Fight’ Eddie Zawadzki

It is with a heavy heart that I write tonight that sportscaster, ‘King of Fight’ Eddie Zawadzki is gone.  Eddie’s sister, Christine called to tell Canada Free Press (CFP) that Eddie died this morning of a massive heart attack, age 55.

The sad news is bound to be a shock to his many friends in the boxing world, as it was only two days ago when Eddie posted to Facebook a picture of him doing color for a live TV boxing match at Richard Souce’s Stockyards Gym, writing:  “Featured here is a great boxing champion, dear friend and one of the classiest human beings I have ever met, 1988 Olympic Silver Medalist Egerton Marcus!  Souce puts on amazing amateur shows.  Next one is October 1st and I’m happy to be part of it.”

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Full Story

Fruits and Vegetables in a State

It’s common knowledge that each of the United States has both an official flower and an official tree to represent their state. But a few have gone further and also voted a specific fruit and vegetable for the honour.

Purists have reason to question the botanical acumen of some politicians. Politics, as some more disillusioned than others have observed, surely derives from poly, meaning many, and everyone knows what a tick is.

Tomatoes, botanically a fruit, have been cited as the official vegetable of North Dakota and the Creole tomato as Louisiana’s vegetable plant. Arkansas cannily claims that the South Arkansas Vine-Ripe Tomato is both its fruit and vegetable. Tennessee gets it right, however, by naming it as their state fruit.

By Wes Porter - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Full Story

The Apples of Iðunn

The aphorism, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” was coined in 1913 but similar advice first appeared in print in 1866, both based on a proverb from Pembrokeshire, Wales “Eat an apple on going to bed and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” But the Norse got there first.

In the mythology of the northern Germanic peoples, the goddess Iðunn distributed apples to the Æsir at their evening feasts that enabled them to remain ever youthful. But, not for the first time, we are getting ahead of our story.

By Wes Porter - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Full Story

The Truth About Jew-Hatred is Never Slander

It ought to be axiomatic that if you join a group marinated in anti-Semitism and devoted to the destruction of the Jewish State of Israel you are likely at some point to be identified as a hater of Jews.

But after getting involved with Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at UCLA, student Robert Gardner claims to be shocked at being called out publicly for promoting Jew-hatred.

A poster from David Horowitz Freedom Center (which publishes FrontPage) that was distributed where Gardner attends classes listed his name under the heading: “The following students and faculty at UCLA have allied themselves with Palestinian terrorists to perpetrate BDS and Jew Hatred on this campus.”

By Matthew Vadum - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Full Story

Cindy Sheehan: ‘I almost feel sorry for Bush’ and ‘Hillary’s record has been sanitized’

If you were paying attention during the Bush years, you’ll no doubt remember Cindy Sheehan.  After losing her son in Iraq, she became the left’s anti-war focal point.  Almost overnight, she found herself a staple of the 24-hour news nets and a regular Sunday morning guest. She camped out in front of Bush’s home, marched, spoke wherever possible, and never missed an opportunity to decry “Bush’s imperial war for oil.” 

Now, in a new op-ed titled “I led the anti-war movement against George W. Bush 11 years ago. Hillary Clinton is hardly better,” Sheehan attacks Hillary’s “sanitized” record, tears into the biased media, and admits she almost feels sorry for the former President.

As she puts it:

By Robert Laurie - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Full Story

Commies endorse Hillary, Commies HACK HILLARY, Obama hands election control to Homeland Security

Even after almost eight long years in office, the Obama administration has failed to learn that you can’t blow and whistle at the same time.

Obama intel organizations like the FBI speculate that the Big Bad Russian Bear is the perp that should be blamed for hacking into both the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign.

Vladimir Putin is a Communist. Russian intel is Communist.

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Full Story

Collusion: Media that gave money to corrupt Clinton Foundation are protecting it

Media organizations that have donated money to Hillary Clinton’s corrupt foundation are leading the way in the effort to cover up Clinton’s almost innumerable misdeeds.

As Liz Crokin of the New York Observer reports:

Hillary Clinton and her media allies have been working overtime to put out numerous fires that continue to pop up and spread during the final weeks of her campaign for president. Recently, the flames have gotten more difficult to smother as reports of Clinton’s frail health have bled into the mainstream media, despite the unanimous and unilateral decision by the MSM to treat anyone who even raises a question as akin to a Holocaust denier. (On Sunday night, for example, Huffington Post fired contributor David Seaman and deleted his columns simply for linking to a Hillary health video that’s been viewed four million times.)

By Matthew Vadum - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Full Story

Hillary’s unpopularity now as high as Trump’s among registered voters

Maybe more than that, because chances are some of the 59 percent of registered voters who have an unfavorable view of Hillary will vote for her anyway, if only because they’ve bought the nonsense that Trump is a racist, a robber baron or whatever else he’s supposed to be. Or they’ve bought the idea that while Hillary is corrupt and dishonest, she’s somehow competent and thus a passable alternative to the wild-eye lunatic Trump - even though the track records of the two candidates support neither of those characterizations.

Either way, I guess this is progress:

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Full Story

The Weakening of Wilayat Sinai

Wilayat Sinai, an organization identified with the Islamic State, has recently suffered a series of serious blows from the Egyptian army. Most prominent among them was the air strike in early August 2016 that killed dozens of senior commanders, launched as part of a targeted campaign against terrorism in Egypt in general, and in Sinai in particular. The recent decline in the intensity of Wilayat Sinai’s attacks against the Egyptian army, alongside a drop in its media activity and propaganda systems, may point to cumulative damage to the organization and a decline in its strength. The weakening of the organization, which was considered one of the most dangerous of the Islamic State’s allies, has diminished its glamour in the eyes of its patron. Nonetheless, it is too early to conclude that a terrorist organization whose power rests mainly on the resentment of an alienated population that feels economically and socially disenfranchised and lives far from the grip of an effective central government – i.e., the Egyptian regime in Cairo – will not survive the intensive attack against it and regain the ability to continue its high profile terrorist activity.

By INSS --Yoram Schweitzer- Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Full Story

Colin Kaepernick has sparked a national discussion

Dear Editor,

Colin Kaepernick has sparked a national discussion by refusing to stand for our National Anthem. He was calling attention to the plight of poor blacks in our country.

Our founders and our military have fought and died to give him the freedom of expression. It is a freedom guaranteed to all Americans.  If we step back and look at the situation objectively, we can understand his frustration. Poor blacks often suffer lousy schools, high unemployment, high crime neighborhoods and, he argued, disproportionate police brutality.

Trouble is, he still lives in the best country in the world, even with our problems.  As is often the case, he is laying the blame in the wrong place. Failing to show respect and pride for our country is hypocritical. Worse, it is a big fat middle finger to our military.

We absolutely need a discussion about improving neighborhoods for people of all colors. We need to return education to the states and do away with Common Core. We need welfare reform that puts adults to work. We need to lock up violent offenders for the full length of their sentence. We need to offer low level or first time offenders rehabilitation and drug or alcohol treatment.

We need to stem the free flow of drugs into our country and take a hard line on gang activity. We need economic development and job training.  We need to support local law enforcement and expand community policing.  And we need to empower minority communities to take responsibility for their own neighborhoods. If all stakeholders are not on board, nothing will work.

I hope that those criticizing Kaepernick will understand his concern for his community and I hope Kaepernick will come to understand that people died for his right to express that concern.

Those heroes deserve for him to get on his feet.

By Guest Column -- Verna Rock- Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Full Story

See my interview yesterday with Mike Pence

I have so enjoyed spending time these past few days with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. The more I talk to this man, the more convinced I become that Donald Trump made an outstanding choice in making him his running mate. After the rally on Monday night in Atlanta, Gov. Pence appeared in studio with me yesterday on my radio show. If you didn’t hear it, here’s the whole thing via in-studio video (See Below)

By Herman Cain - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Full Story

Well well . . . State Dept. admits 30 of the e-mails Hillary deleted were about Benghazi

Remember Hillary’s excuse for why she went ahead and deleted more than 30,000 e-mails from her schlock, homebrew e-mail server? Why, they weren’t work-related! They were about yoga routines, recipes and Chelsea’s wedding. That’s what she said.

The FBI, which couldn’t bring itself to recommend criminal prosecution because of Hillary’s last name and the fact that she’s running for president, already told us that many of these were work-related. Now, thanks to the dogged efforts of Judicial Watch in doing the media’s job for them, we find out that at least 30 of these e-mails specifically mentioned Benghazi.

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Full Story

Neither Key nor National Anthem are racist

Back when the TV channels would sign off at midnight or later, they would always play the National Anthem, followed by a test pattern. While I remember it mostly being an instrumental version played by a marching band or an orchestra, a two-verse version with a woman singing it accompanied by an acoustic guitar was also popular.

As I came to find out, she was singing verse 4 in addition to the familiar first verse. In the ensuing years, I would occasionally find it in music books, but with only three of the four verses, verse 1, 2, and 4. It took San Francisco 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick sitting during the pre-game playing of the National Anthem on August 26 for me to be reminded of verse 3.

By Rolf Yungclas - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Full Story

PAXTON’S GREENHOUSE, PLANTER FIRE HAZARDS

Joseph Paxton’s 3 August 186th birthday falls on 3 August 2016. If you’ve eaten a banana or walked in, perhaps even owned a greenhouse you have him to thank. “The busiest man in England” was to Queen Victoria “a common gardener’s boy”—but knighted him anyway in 1851 for designing the Great Exhibition’s famed Crystal Place featuring Paxton’s modular glass-and-iron design. Yet he was born 1803 the seventh son of a yeoman farmer in Bedfordshire and an apprentice gardener to his older brother. Noticed by the William Cavendish 6th Duke of Devonshire and brought to his Chatsworth Estate, he raised the banana plants named after his patron that were to become the standard commercial banana of the 20th century. He progressed to be a botanist, publisher, architect and Member of Parliament before his death in 1865. Not bad for a gardener’s boy.

By Wes Porter - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Full Story

New England in Need of More Natural Gas Pipeline Capacity

Many New Englanders would like to convert their home heating systems to natural gas, but are not allowed because there is insufficient pipeline capacity to get the natural gas to their homes. Not only does the residential market want natural gas for home heating but so do the industrial and electric utility markets. Low cost natural gas is in demand and has been replacing coal and nuclear power in electricity markets in New England, which is now over 50 percent dependent on natural gas. But despite the demand, natural gas pipelines are having a tough time getting built in New England. Recently, the Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts ruled against energy companies having electricity consumers pay for the costs of new natural gas pipelines.1

By Institute for Energy Research - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Full Story

United We Stand, Divided We Fall!

That phrase has been attributed to that fabled Greek story teller, Aesop, and by a passage in the bible (Mark 3:25) which stated, “And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand”.  As a Republican, I think that phrase has enormous meaning, especially in the upcoming presidential election.  Quite few disgruntled Republicans, have stated that because of differences between themselves and the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, they will not vote for him or endorse him for president.  The Democrats, on the other hand, join together no matter what their differences are and prepare to win the next election.  The Republicans, some not all, seem to carry their differences to the extreme and do just the opposite out of principle.

I believe that our country is basically a center-right country, but we Republicans consistently lose elections to center-left candidates representing the Democrats.  It seems to be that we are always grabbing defeat out of the jaws of victory.  Are we that stupid?  The answer is probably YES!

By Chuck Lehmann - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Full Story

Illegal Alien Driver Massacre in Louisiana

Kristen Welker informed viewers of the NBC Nightly News that an “undocumented worker” was at fault in a terrible bus crash in Louisiana on August 28 that killed two people and injured 41 others. It is typical of the media to use that phrase when referring to illegal aliens. It is how the media try to condition people to accept their presence in the United States. After all, if these people are “workers,” they can’t be such terrible people. On the other hand, the word “alien” implies something foreign to the United States.

The Breitbart website, under fire from the liberal media and Hillary Clinton, was accurate, noting that “illegal alien” Denis Yasmir Amaya Rodriguez drove the private rental bus that crashed into a fire truck, two other vehicles and three firefighters.

By Cliff Kincaid - Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - Full Story

Obama is calling for Muslims to go to the head of the line

In a blatant show of partiality, our President has issued a call to action to U.S. firms to make ” “new, measurable and significant commitments that will have a long-term impact on Muslim refugees”. He isn’t even trying to hide his Muslim leaning. He is calling for Muslims to go to the head of the line.

I’d like to ask him, what about our black citizens who are experiencing (officially) a 10.5 percent unemployment and for young blacks where the rate is much higher. These are our people, our neighbors, our communities, we owe it to them first. What a shame that our President is once more calling for an action that will cause more division.

Compassion and caring are hallmarks of this country but they should never, ever come at the expense of our citizens or our security.

By Guest Column -- Bruce Butler- Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - Full Story