Thoughts about Memorial Day

Notwithstanding the fact that contemporary celebrations of Memorial Day have more to do with three-day weekends, back yard barbecues, reckless episodes of alcohol abuse, and other frivolities, the original purpose was to set aside a national spiritual holiday to remember and honor the brave American men and women who sacrificed their very lives in the service of this blessed nation.

Indeed, in the beginning, it was conceived as a day to memorialize those patriotic American men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend and preserve the liberties and precious freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution and Bill of Rights.

No one can deny that horse shoes, watermelon, and fried chicken add zest to the celebratory spirit of Memorial Day.

However, in much the same manner as Christmas is not really about glittery trees, blinking lights, and mistletoe, so it is that the genesis of Memorial Day is really about things spiritual, rather than slothful excuses to overeat, over drink, and otherwise engage in intemperate behavior.

By John Lillpop - Monday, May 29, 2017 - Full Story

Rolling Thunder and Memorial Day Flowers

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” – John 15:13

As soon as we exited the metro station, we heard the roar of thousands of motorcycles revving up their engines or simply lining up in the South and North Parking lots of the non-descript Pentagon building. It was a pleasant low seventies day but the sky was grey with heavy cloudy. We had checked the weather forecast and the report said, low percentage of precipitation. As usual, the forecasters were wrong when it comes to predicting the weather, much less the climate change.

Thousands of bikers on Harleys drove for days from places as far away as California, Puerto Rico, New York, Mississippi, Nevada, and Massachusetts. A Canadian group was resting in the green grass overlooking the South parking lot. Some bikers had served in the military, others have not, but they have come from far and wide to pay their respects to prisoners of war and those still missing in action. Each bike was proudly flying the American Stars and Stripes and the POW/MIA black and white flag. A sea of Old Glory bandana-clad Americans were waiting patiently by their bikes for the signal for the Rolling Thunder ride to begin their parade through Washington, D.C.

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh - Monday, May 29, 2017 - Full Story

Jefferson Davis ‘Memorial Day’ Funeral Train

Don’t let the memory of our Southern men and women of the Old Confederacy ever die!

The birthday of Jefferson Davis is June 3rd. Davis served as President of the Confederate States of America, United States Senator and Secretary of War under United States President Franklin Pierce.

If you listen closely, and the wind is blowing in the right direction, you might hear a train whistle in the distance.

When I was growing up near Atlanta, Georgia this and the sound of “Taps” from nearby Fort McPherson were special sounds. Today, air conditioners and closed windows segregate the sounds of the trains, owls and the wonderful sounds that are nature’s symphony at night.

By Calvin E. Johnson Jr. - Monday, May 29, 2017 - Full Story

EXCLUSIVE: Lawmaker who wanted to legalize Communists in CA government has Communist ties

In May, anti-communist California State Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen (R -Santa Ana), pushed back hard against Assembly colleague San Francisco Democrat Rob Bonta‘s Assembly Bill 22.

Bonta’s bill was intended to amend an existing statute for removing a public employee who “is knowingly a member of the Communist party” or a member of an organization that “advocates the overthrow of the Government of the United States or of any state by force or violence.”

Bill 22 would have allowed communists to work legally in the California government.

On May 10, the bill passed the Assembly and was headed for a rubber stamp Senate vote, but with the support of her electoral district, often referred to as “Little Saigon,” Nguyen launched a petition to oppose the legislation.

By Trevor Loudon - Monday, May 29, 2017 - Full Story

We’ve Left Montana: Georgia Here We Come!

Our Conservative Campaign Committee team left Montana still basking in the after glow of We the Peoples’ victory over the Democrats’ Trump-resistance operative Rob Quist. Mary and I are in a van with the Conservative Campaign Committee team headed to Georgia.

The Georgia Trump-resistance candidate Jon Ossoff is leading in the polls against Republican Karen Handel in the June 20th congressional special election. A Facebook patriot sister in Georgia gave me a heads up that guys wearing pink Planned Parenthood shirts were in her neighborhood putting Ossoff literature on doorknobs.

Losing every special election, Democrats are desperate to energize their fake America-regrets-electing-Trump narrative. Leftists continue to pour millions into the Georgia race, putting all their hate-Trump eggs into Ossoff’s basket.

By Lloyd Marcus - Monday, May 29, 2017 - Full Story

Minister Bains’ lackluster clusters

(This column originally appeared on the Toronto Sun)

Last week, federal Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains announced new details about the federal government’s plan to grow Canada’s economy: hand out nearly a billion dollars in taxpayer money to a few businesses who are willing to ask for it.

To the minister’s credit, he had the good sense not to express it in such candid terms. In the rich tradition of rhetorical poli-babble, he chose far more exciting phrases such as “jumpstarting innovation” “meaningful economic activity” and “superclusters”.

But try as he might to apply lipstick to this pig, it’s still the same old swine underneath.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Aaron Wudrick, CTF Federal Director- Monday, May 29, 2017 - Full Story

U.S. diocese: Pope Francis ‘guided our work’ to allow Trans, LGBTQ students into schools

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri, May 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – A U.S. Catholic diocese has drafted a new policy to allow students who identify as “transgender,” “LGBTQ,” and those who come from a “same sex couple – Catholic” to attend its schools. The Diocese of Jefferson City, led by Bishop John Gaydos, has cited Pope Francis’ controversial document Amoris Laetitia as guidance for the process.

A draft version of the policy states that administrators in the diocese are “looking carefully and deeply at the question of human sexuality and the development of the human person in the light of students who identify as LGBTQ, students being raised by same-sex parents and those in non-traditional marriage.” —More...

By News on the Net -- LifeNews- Monday, May 29, 2017 - Full Story

USAA To Stop Running Ads On Rachel Maddow’s Show

After facing a backlash for pulling advertisements from Fox News’ host Sean Hannity’s show, USAA will no longer run ads on liberal MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s show.

The insurance company originally claimed that it would no longer run ads on “Hannity” because of a company policy against airing ads on “opinion shows.” The Media Research Center then revealed that the company had placed ads on MSNBC shows hosted by Maddow, Chris Hayes and Lawrence O’Donnell, all of whom present the news from a liberal viewpoint. (RELATED: USAA’s Excuse For Pulling Ads From ‘Hannity’ Is Full Of Holes)—More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Caller- Monday, May 29, 2017 - Full Story

Why Donald Trump Scares The “L” Out Of Liberal Media ...

It was Bob Dylan who put together the phrase, “... Money doesn’t talk, it SWEARS.” And that is about the first level up from the bottom-line reason behind most of the problems we have in the world today. At least,  the reason for bulldozer-powerful LIES mowing down what is left of today’s rapidly disintegrating civilization.

In 1984,  I watched a disintegrating Democratic Party turn itself completely over to the dark side when Jesse Jackson introduced his ‘Rainbow Coalition’. The DNC at that point became the representative enabler for most everything that I still today consider morally disgusting.

And since that time so many of the ideas that people once considered too ridiculous even to argue about have been legislated into stilted legitimacy: “Wow, that was an awesome looking lady who just went into the WOMEN’s restroom. I think today I’m feeling more and more like a woman!” Or, how about this ‘logic’? “It’s not a baby until it’s born! The woman’s happiness takes precedence over a wriggling lump of protoplasm!” For those of you who don’t see the true absurdity or the real diabolical possibilities of such statements, you are either plain stupid or just as asleep as the rest of a pitifully tv-mesmerized America/world.

By Dave Merrick - Monday, May 29, 2017 - Full Story

Manchester Bomber ‘Slips Down the Pecking Order’ With Citizenry Left On Their Own

FBI ‘warned MI5 in January that the Manchester bomber was planning an attack on Britain’.

So claim the mainstream media.

The take-down-Trump-obsessed FBI flagged Britain’s MI5 that Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was planning a terrorist attack on Britain.

Caught up in the ‘golden shower’ scandal for which they had paid disgraced ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele, the FBI thought Abedi was planning to assassinate a key political figure, rather than civilian innocents including children at venues such as a concert.

According to the Daily Mail ‘nothing came of it’ and Abedi tragically “slipped down the pecking order”.

By Judi McLeod - Monday, May 29, 2017 - Full Story

Why President Trump Will Pull the Plug on The Horrible Paris Climate Agreement

Let us first call a “spade a spade”. The Paris Climate Agreement is not a legally binding treaty proposed by the Obama Administration and ratified by the Senate. This agreement is a mere “sole executive agreement”

which is the lowest form of commitment the United States can make and still be party to an agreement.

Thus President Trump can withdraw from this non-enforceable agreement fairly easily and quickly. Trump should withdraw the U.S. entirely from this agreement, and I suggest he will.

By Mitch Wolfe - Monday, May 29, 2017 - Full Story

Trump may succeed where all others have failed

The NYT published a major report yesterday on President Trump’s Mid East trip which it titled “Trump Leaves Middle East With Hope for Peace, but No Plan for It”. This title didn’t reflect the article which went no farther than to say, “What Mr. Trump did not do was reveal the least hint of what, if anything, was behind it”, referring to his hope. The article later acknowledged that “strict secrecy” was a good thing.

A close scrutiny of the statements made in the last few days and the events leading up to this trip would strongly suggest that President Trump is right to be cautiously optimistic because he has a plan.

After relentless pressure from former President Barack Obama and Secretary John Kerry, PM Benjamin Netanyahu came close to accepting the Kerry framework based on the ‘67 ceasefire lines with swaps as borders and a divided Jerusalem.

MEDIA LOVES NEW ORLEANS MAYOR STILL FIGHTING CIVIL WAR

As the Robert E. Lee monument was being removed last Friday, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu gave a victory speech to a select group of supporters at Gallier Hall, ironically, a former slave auction house.

In the last week, the speech received lavish praise from the liberal media, both locally and nationally. Landrieu received glowing tributes throughout the mainstream news media, from the pages of the liberal Times Picayune in New Orleans to the editorial page of the liberal New York Times.

In fact, on Sunday, Landrieu will achieve the ultimate award bestowed to a liberal politician, an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press.

By Jeff Crouere - Monday, May 29, 2017 - Full Story

‘Master of ‘Disaster’ John Boehner Back from the Ironing Board

Oy Vey! Just what the world needs:  ‘Master of Disaster’ former House Speaker John Boehner saying President Donald Trump’s time in office has so far been a “complete disaster”.

Boehner copies to a T, his golfing buddy former President President Barack Obama in stubbornly refusing to go away when his time is up.

Trying desperately to hang on to a position no longer theirs makes both Boehner and Obama look downright ridiculous.

Just in case you care to know, the former Republican House Speaker approves of Trump’s approach abroad and his aggressiveness in fighting Islamic State militants, it’s only everywhere else that he considers Trump an unmitigated “disaster”.

By Judi McLeod - Monday, May 29, 2017 - Full Story

Salvadoran Officials Overwhelmed by Returning Deported Gang Members

Officials in El Salvador held emergency meetings after seeing a sharp increase in the number of violent gang members being deported back to the country from the United States under the Trump administration.

Salvadoran authorities have held emergency meetings and proposed new legislation to monitor returning criminals and gang members that are returning to El Salvador after deportation, according to the Washington Post.—More…

By News on the Net -- Breitbart- Monday, May 29, 2017 - Full Story

Report: 23,000 jihadis living in Britain

About 23,000 jihadis — potential terrorists — are living in Great Britain today, British intelligence recently revealed.

Approximately 3,000 of these are considered active threats and are being monitored or investigated, the Times of London is reporting. The remaining 20,000 either have been monitored and dropped from the list or cannot be monitored for lack of law enforcement resources. Salman Abedi, the Manchester bomber, was among the latter group. He had been investigated, but was no longer considered a threat. The same is true of Khalid Masood, the terrorist who killed five people and injured 49 in an attack on the Westminster Bridge earlier this year.

The 3,000 currently under surveillance are reportedly the subject of 500 separate investigations. MI-5, Britain’s counterpart to the FBI, does not have sufficient resources to monitor more than 3,000 at any one time. Consider that here in the U.S., the FBI currently has 2,000 ongoing investigations of jihadi terrorists, of which approximately 300 are refugees.

Terrorism, fascism, political correctness, and sexual violence: Four Horsemen of the Left

It has been more than a quarter century since social workers in Rotherham, England and elsewhere began reporting that young women and girls were being “groomed” (i.e. drugged, beaten, raped, threatened with death) and then pimped out by ethnic minority (i.e. Islamic) taxi drivers living in their “community.” The girls were beaten and worse if they tried to escape. Some were murdered.

Easy Meat: Inside Britain’s Grooming Gang Scandal, is a hard book to read, but it should be required reading. Maybe universities and colleges could make it their social-consciousness-raising community read for the beginning of next school year.

And maybe hell will also freeze over.

By BombThrowers -- Tina Trent- Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Full Story

Slain Virginia officer was a father of 3, former Marine

RICHMOND, Va. –  A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who founded a youth wrestling club and mentored disadvantaged kids, authorities said.

Special Agent Michael T. Walter, 45, died early Saturday after being shot Friday evening by Travis Ball in a neighborhood in Virginia’s capital city that has been plagued by gun violence, police said.—More…

By News on the Net -- FoxNews- Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Full Story

Europe Fights Back with Candles and Teddy Bears

This long and sad list is the human harvest of Islamic terrorism on Europe’s soil:

Madrid: 191. London: 58. Amsterdam: 1. Paris: 148. Brussels: 36. Copenhagen: 2. Nice: 86. Stockholm: 4. Berlin: 12. Manchester: 22. And it does not take into account the hundreds of Europeans butchered abroad, in Bali, in Sousse, in Dakka, in Jerusalem, in Sharm el Sheikh, in Istanbul.—More…

By News on the Net -- Gatestone Institute- Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Full Story