October, 2016

Does SHAKESPEARE Qualify for Focus in OUR CURRENT “DRAMA OF THE AGES”?

To be, or not to be, that is the question:  Whether ‘tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,  Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles, And by opposing end them…?

That paradoxical question posed by Shakespeare, in his play: Hamlet, has seriously-consequential portent for the current, multi-dimensional dilemma of our Ship of State!

By Guest Column -- Roberta N. Tuthill- Monday, October 31, 2016 - Full Story

What’s wrong with Hillary’s Face?  HUMA ABEDIN!

The inquisitive keep asking: “What’s wrong with Hillary Clinton’s face?”  It’s not the latest mysterious gash on her cheek, or her signature smarmy smile that should be sending chills down the spine of the Western World.  It’s that Hillary’s face is above all else, at least since her days as First Lady, the chosen front for Saudi Arabia, via their plant Huma Abedin.

It’s not that the face of Huma Abedin is the one that appeared in Hilary’s mirror one week before election, it’s that Huma has been hiding in plain view for two decades.

Were the chattering classes too caught up in the salacious details of the Hillary and Huma alleged, long-standing lesbian affair to realize that Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State was the chosen front for Saudi Arabia?

By Judi McLeod - Monday, October 31, 2016 - Full Story

A Vote for Hillary is a vote for Islamic Terrorism

Back in the formative days of our great nation - in Boston there was a big elm tree the patriots then knew as ‘The Liberty Tree.’ That was where they met to encourage one another and to exchange ideas. That was the tree upon which notices were tacked and under which all sorts of information was dispersed. While we still have a relatively free Internet, and keeping in mind that the cyber-turf upon which we tread is mostly owned and managed by the liberal world, let’s tack these sorts of messages up in the most public places - reaching as many as we can. Literally only seconds remain until America’s most crucial election. Yesterday’s article, “A Call To Arms! A Cry For Help! PASS THIS ON!!!!” carried the same links as are today again attached (below). I’m grateful that it saw a lot of mileage and is still traveling! Let’s again, today, tack this on the Liberty Tree, and send it far and wide!

I think it is significant, noteworthy and downright funny that - SINCE THE RELEASE OF PROJECT VERITAS’ UNDERCOVER VIDEOS EXPOSING THE DNC/CLINTON FIX-IT HENCHMEN, THERE HAVE BEEN ZERO FURTHER INSTANCES OF VIOLENCE AT TRUMP RALLIES! HUZZAH!!

By Dave Merrick - Monday, October 31, 2016 - Full Story

Spy Scandals, Globalism and the Betrayal of America

By any objective measure, it can be argued that the stench of globalism is starting to affect everything, even perceptions of our founding documents. It may also invite foreign penetration into the highest levels of our government.

Visitors to Independence Hall in Philadelphia are surprised to learn that the site of the adoption of our Declaration of Independence is now a World Heritage Site designated by the United Nations. A big plaque with the designation faces you after you get a lecture from the U.S. Park Service and prepare to enter the historic building. Referring to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, the United Nations declares, “The universal principles of freedom and democracy set forth in these documents are of fundamental importance to American history and have also had a profound impact on law-makers around the world.” These are nice thoughts. But the U.N. is hardly a tribute to freedom and democracy. Ordinary patriotic Americans don’t like the idea of the corrupt United Nations claiming some form of jurisdiction over Independence Hall.

By Cliff Kincaid - Monday, October 31, 2016 - Full Story

Chicago’s Continued Bloodbath Is Proof Of Gun Control Failure

BELLEVUE, WA – Following what the Chicago Tribune is calling the deadliest weekend so far this year, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today said the continued slaughter is proof that the city’s strict gun control laws are an abject failure.

At least 17 people died over the weekend, bringing the year’s death toll to at least 638 people. So far, more than 3,660 people have been shot in the Windy City, and two full months still remain.

Transgender Bathroom Case Goes to SCOTUS

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday they will hear the appeal from the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia on the so-called transgender bathroom decision in G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board.This is the first time that the Court will be addressing the question of whether laws protecting against sex discrimination in education are applicable to “gender identity.”

By Liberty Counsel - Monday, October 31, 2016 - Full Story

Obama’s Islamic State Policy Uncorks Shiite Genie In Iraq

President Obama’s decision 14 days ago to approve Iraqi and Peshmerga forces undertaking the liberation of Mosul has well and truly blown up in his face with the news that the Iran funded Shiite Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) have now joined in the attack.

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter certainly did not anticipate this development when announcing Obama’s decision:

“The United States and the rest of the international coalition stand ready to support Iraqi Security Forces, Peshmerga fighters and the people of Iraq in the difficult fight ahead.”

By David Singer - Monday, October 31, 2016 - Full Story

COMEY COMETH

—Satire

Director Comey’s limo’ pulls up to his parking spot under the FBI building and stops. Someone has dumped a half-ton of trash and beaver droppings there and his spot is covered over and blocked. He shrugs, gets out and walks to the elevator.

The elevator does not seem to be working, so he gamely heads for the stairs. As he pulls open the door he realizes too late that the handle has been smeared with vaseline and ground chili peppers. He takes the steps two at a time, trying to outdistance what sounds like loose dogs behind him; last week it was rabid gerbils. Running now, he breaks into a sweat and inadvertently wipes his forehead, getting chili pepper in one eye.

He ultimately staggers out of the stairwell but as the door opens it dumps a bucket of chicken slops and latte which splashes over his Armani Collezion,  $1,895 suit.

By Jeffrey A. Friedberg - Monday, October 31, 2016 - Full Story

Disgusting, Disreputable, and Dishonest Political Ads!

In 2012, I wrote about negative, naughty, and nasty political ads and they are even worse this year but they still do not reach the level of the past. The Trump–Clinton ads are bad but not the most disgusting, disreputable, and dishonest political ads of all time. In fact, current ads are more serious, sober, and even straight-laced (with a few exceptions) than ads of our past.

During the 1796 election between Jefferson and Adams, Adams’ backers called Jefferson a “howling atheist,” while Jefferson’s people charged that Adams would rip up the Constitution and make himself king and his sons would be princes; one son was allegedly going to marry the daughter of King George III! Adams won and did not make himself king.

During the 1800 rematch campaign, Jefferson’s people declared that Adams had ordered an American warship to bring two mistresses from Europe to keep the President happy. Jefferson was called, “the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father,” and Jefferson would put opponents under the guillotine! Jefferson’s supporters countered that their opponent Adams was accused of being a “hideous hermaphroditical character”—half man, half woman. I think they were taking mean pills–double doses!

By Dr. Don Boys - Monday, October 31, 2016 - Full Story

Mika & Morning Joe: Dems nominated someone who’s under FBI Investigation, so here we are

While the folks over a CNN seem to have lashed themselves tight to the Hillary Clinton anchor, it looks like at least a few of their counterparts at MSNBC are unwilling to join them.  Throughout the election cycle “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have been fairly consistent in their withering assessment of Mrs. Clinton.

In an uncharacteristic display of sanity, they’ve been calling out the Democrat nominee for her secrecy, her criminal indiscretion, and her long history of lies and scandal. So, what do they think now that we know Hillary and her foundation are the subjects of multiple FBI investigations?

Well, if you nominate someone who’s under FBI investigation, this is what you’re going to get….

I’m not sure how much more truth I can handle from MSNBC.

By Robert Laurie - Monday, October 31, 2016 - Full Story

Watch a parade of left-wing politicians praise the unimpeachable integrity of James Comey

Last week, Democrats argued that FBI director James Comey was a moral paragon.  He was independent, methodical, thorough, and intensely honorable. Republicans who believed Comey was letting Hillary get away with an obvious crime were simply part of the vast right-wing conspiracy - an undignified mob that would spare no effort in their ugly quest to destroy a good woman.

That was last week.

This week is different.

By Robert Laurie - Monday, October 31, 2016 - Full Story

Missing the Connection Between Politicians and Consequences

Today we have two widely separated instances of voters unable to grasp the connection between the people they elect to office and the policies and taxes that make them angry.

In Montgomery County, MD — a bastion of Democrat Leftist compassion and social justice — incumbent members of the county council are contributing funds from their campaign accounts to defeat a referendum designed to impose term limits.

What, you thought they’d use their own money? These are incumbent politicians, they use other people’s money to affect social change.

By Michael R. Shannon - Monday, October 31, 2016 - Full Story

Clinton campaign manager admits: Hillary couldn’t even make it through her email statement without l

As the Clinton campaign descends into chaos, Democrats have pulled out their well-worn playbook.  They leafed through the pages, realized there’s nothing new in it, and they’re being forced to lean on the same old chestnut they trot out whenever Hillary’s glass jaw exposes itself.

Specifically, they’re trying to sell the ludicrous idea that this poor, defenseless, woman is a victim.

Everyone’s out to get her.  The press is trying to destroy her, the GOP is out to destroy her, evil misogynists are out to destroy her, and - obviously - the vast right wing conspiracy is out to destroy her. She’s as pure as the wind-driven snow, and she’s surrounded by a pack of ravenous wolves.

By Robert Laurie - Monday, October 31, 2016 - Full Story

Poor Democrats: The perils of bending over backwards to nominate a criminal

If it drives you crazy that the Republican Party nominated Donald Trump, you have to at least remember this: Party leaders, elected officials and top donors did not work together to clear the field and ensure that Trump would be nominated. Trump won the nomination like it or not - and for the most part, the GOP establishment did not - by winning voters in freely contested primaries and caucuses, over 16 other candidates who ran just as hard and were afforded just as fair an opportunity.

The same cannot be said for the Democrats and Hillary Clinton. For eight years, the Clinton-controlled DNC apparatus worked to clear the field for Hillary, making it clear to anyone who might dare to challenge the queen that there would be hell to pay if they went Obama on her and denied her the birthright she was obsessed with claiming. We know from the DNC’s hacked e-mails that party officials were putting their thumbs on the scales for her while Bernie Sanders was in the race.

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, October 31, 2016 - Full Story

To be truly educated, students must engage all ideas

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Freedom of expression isn’t always comfortable, but it is always worth protecting.

That’s why the University of Chicago was both correct and courageous when its undergraduate Dean of Students, Jay Ellison, welcomed the Class of 2020 by making clear that Chicago does not support practices that obstruct academic inquiry, such as “trigger warnings” and intellectual “safe spaces.”

By Guest Column - Jacqueline Pfeffer Merrill- Monday, October 31, 2016 - Full Story

FBI obtains search warrant to probe more Hillary e-mails

Things are moving quickly, and that includes working over the weekend in the newly re-opened probe of Hillary’s schlock, homebrew e-mail server. The FBI told NBC on Sunday evening that while the rest of us were watching football, it was getting a search warrant to do another deep dive into you-know-what:

  The warrant came two days after FBI director James Comey revealed the existence of the emails, which law-enforcement sources said were linked to Weiner’s estranged wife, top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

  The FBI already had a warrant to search Weiner’s laptop, but that only applied to evidence of his allegedly illicit communications with an underage girl.

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, October 31, 2016 - Full Story

Is Ghost Town for You?

As the Daily Mail reports: “SpaceX founder, Elon Musk, wants to send a MILLION people to live in glass domes on Mars within ‘40 to 100 years’.” I hope Elon lives long enough to partake of his dreams himself. What better way to get into the (future) history books than “leading the charge” oneself.

Of course, if the current projections as the size of world’s population by the year 2050 are even vaguely realistic, then there will already be close to 5,000 million people in Africa alone. That could then be approximately one third of the world’s population of, perhaps, 15,000 million. From that perspective, a million (more or less) inhabitants on Earth are not going to make a significant difference to the total of the human population on this planet.

By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser - Sunday, October 30, 2016 - Full Story

We will have a woman POTUS. Just not right now!

This missive is being written more for the women, to include my sister Mary, who said she was voting with her heart for Hillary. And, I would also like to include our female neighbors who have said unequivocally that ‘Hillary is my girl’.

And, as the women know, there are also a great number of men who agree that it’s about time we tried it with a woman at the helm, saying, “Look how the men have screwed things up, so far.” And, yes for as many seconds as there are in a day, I wholeheartedly agree.

For the sake of brevity, let’s say as an instructor for the lifelong sport I am experienced in, I find women to be ten times more educable than men. Women actually listen to an instructor, so they might in turn learn something. And, might I offer somewhat in jest: unlike many of us men, women do not already know everything.

By Fredy 'Brooklyn' Lowe - Sunday, October 30, 2016 - Full Story

Intent v. Effect

There has been no substantial interview regarding the deliberations that resulted in 12 Not Guilty Verdicts, and One Verdict where the jury could not get consensus.  However, we do have a bit of information that is probably the most critical single piece with regard to understanding just what happened that led to those verdicts.

Juror #4, the juror that brought Judge Brown the indication of bias by Juror #11, has stated that the government failed to show that the occupiers had the intention to impede the government employees.  That the failure of the employees to report to the Refuge may have been an effect of the occupation.  Since the Jury Instructions required the government to prove “intent”, the jury had to find them Not Guilty, at least with regard to Counts One and Two.  In a written statement, Juror #4 said, “All 12 agreed that impeding existed, even if as an effect of the occupation.’’  The difference between “effect” and “intent”, then, becomes the foundation for this article.

By Gary Hunt - Sunday, October 30, 2016 - Full Story

Resurrection of Christ’s Tomb Transcends Election News

Catapulting into ‘The News of the Day’, comes news that has never changed in almost 2000 years:Christ’s Tomb in Jerusalem.

Christ’s Tomb was reopened for the viewing of one billion people worldwide,  made possible by “scientific monitoring tools”.

The timing of this epic event couldn’t have possibly been more providential ,happening at a time in a world that seems all at sea in the spiritual realm.

In a world where God is being driven from the Public Square, the most sacred of shrines has been resurrected in Jerusalem, a 4,800-year-old city the United Nations is trying to reclaim for Palestine,

By Judi McLeod - Sunday, October 30, 2016 - Full Story