Thursday, December 27, 2018

The U.S Subsidizes Chinese E-Commerce Postage So They Can Ship For Free

So I've started trying to divest myself of stuff. We have a slew of very cool vintage, antique, and ethnic clothing, knickknacks etc that we accumulated over the years during all our travels abroad.  At one point in time, eBay was a great option for selling. Actually, up until Barack Obama became President, a cool vintage item could start a bidding war that netted some very hefty prices. Then the economy tanked and no-one was spending much money on those kinds of things, so I stopped selling. Now I'm back at it and was gob-smacked to discover that people were selling goods like vintage ethnic hand fans for under a dollar with free shipping to boot. I couldn't figure out how they could make any profit with 10% eBay fees deducted plus the cost of postage until a friend asked if they were being shipped from China, and indeed the bulk of the listings for "vintage fans" were being sent from China. It made even less sense considering how much it costs to post something overseas. Then she sent me the link to a 2017 Forbes article regarding shipping from China, and suddenly it all made sickening sense.

Did you know that the Chinese receive subsidized postage?? Courtesy of the good old U.S.A?? I didn't.

According to the Forbes article:

These super low shipping rates are being subsidized by the U.S. Postal Service. Yes, the United States and, in a roundabout way, the U.S. taxpayer is footing the bill so that Chinese merchants can ship their products to the USA for dirt cheap, essentially losing millions to support a dynamic where domestic American businesses are being undercut by foreign merchants who are immune to any and all intellectual property and consumer safety laws.

And when did this happen? Under Obama's watch!

In 2011, the U.S. Postal Service made special agreements with the national postal carriers of China and Hong Kong (and subsequently South Korea and Singapore) to allow tracking-enabled packages not exceeding 36” or weighing over 4.4 pounds to be sent to the U.S. for extremely low rates. They called this shipping option the ePacket, and the rates are so low that it's cheaper to ship small parcels from China to an American city than it is to send that same parcel domestically.

So basically, shipping a 1 pound package from New York to Beijing cost around $50 back in 2017, whereas the cost for a Chinese merchant to ship that same 1 pound package to NYC was a mere $3.66! No doubt, the U.S. postage rates are more now, and the Chinese are still offering free shipping.

Thank you Obama.

The shipping inequality has created a huge trade imbalance especially for those international e-Commerce businesses operating in this country. There's no way to compete.  And it costs our country money:

The impact of this international postal rate imbalance for the USPS is dire. As pointed out in an article on the Washington Post, the USPS loses around a dollar on each ePacket coming in from China. The USPS Inspector General admitted that his agency lost $75 million handling mail from foreign shippers in 2014 alone.

Who knows how much more we have lost in the four years since.

And did you know that international postal rates are set by the United Nations?? I didn't.
International postage rates for incoming packages are set by a U.N. agency called the United Postal Union (UPU). This is a body that was established in 1874 -- subsequently being absorbed into the U.N. -- that is currently made up of 192 countries which meets every four years to revise its policy and set new terminal fees, with each country getting one vote a piece. While the voting system of the UPU is egalitarian, the shipping rates that it sets are not.

This is crazy. Thank God Trump is trying to do something about trade imbalance. Not that there is much we can do about the shipping travesty, since apparently we could do away with the ePackets, but then China would revert back to the UPU fees, which are even less.

Read the Forbes article for all the details re how unfair this all is. It will make your blood boil.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Air Force Vet Brian Kolfage Sets Up Go Fund Me Page To Build The Border Wall

So if the Democrats refuse to finance a border wall, we the people will. At least that's what Brian Kolfage, Jr is aiming for.

Kolfage is a triple amputee Air Force vet who has set up a Go Fund Me page to pay for the wall. He says that if the 63 million or so Trump voters paid $80 each, the wall would be funded.

With all the scammers out there you wonder if this is legit or not? It seems pretty legit to me. On his Go Fund Me page he has a slew of information on how this will all work, and ways to contact him, including his Facebook page.
A majority of Americans who voted to elect President Donald J Trump voted for him to Make America Great Again. President Trump’s main campaign promise was to BUILD THE WALL. And as he’s followed through on just about every promise so far, this wall project needs to be completed still.
As a veteran who has given so much, 3 limbs, I feel deeply invested to this nation to ensure future generations have everything we have today. Too many Americans have been murdered by illegal aliens and too many illegals are taking advantage of the United States taxpayers with no means of ever contributing to our society.
I have grandparents who immigrated to America legally, they did it the correct way and it's time we uphold our laws, and get this wall BUILT!It’s up to Americans to help out and pitch in to get this project rolling.
“If the 63 million people who voted for Trump each pledge $80, we can build the wall.” That equates to roughly 5Billion Dollars, even if we get half, that's half the wall. We can do this. Democrats are going to stall this project by every means possible and play political games to ensure President Trump doesn’t get his victory. They'd rather see President Trump fail, than see America succeed. However, if we can fund a large portion of this wall, it will jumpstart things and will be less money Trump has to secure from our politicians.
This won’t be easy, but it’s our duty as citizens, just as the greatest generation did with war bonds. This needs to be shared every single day by each of you on social media. We can do it, and we can help President Trump make America safe again!
Contact all the media and ask them to run this story. We are working hard to make this happen but we cannot do it without the mainstream media.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------• How do you know this is not a scam? I'm using my real name, my real information, you can contact me and hold me accountable. People who try to scam you will not be upfront with their information, they will hide and not use their name. I have a public figure Facebook page with a blue check mark issued by facebook that verifies my identity. I'm a retired United States Air Force member who was wounded in Iraq, and lost 3 limbs. I have a website where you can verify more about me. I will respond. I've been on Fox News many times, you can see I'm credible and a real person. The Gary Sinise Foundation also built me and my family a home. Do your research before donating, and contact me if you have any questions.

• 100% of your donations will go to the Trump Wall. If for ANY reason we don't reach our goal we will refund your donation.

• We are working with a law firm on a legal document that will bind the government to using the funds for the border wall itself, nothing else.

• We will hold all funds and not release a single penny until we have all legal aspects covered to ensure our money goes only to the wall.

• If we don’t reach our goal or come significantly close we will refund every single penny.

• How will we get the funds to the right place? We have contacted the Trump Administration to secure a point of contact where all funds will go upon completion. When get this information secured we will update. We have many very high level contacts already helping.

• Republican Representative Steven Palazzo of Mississippi is introducing legislation to direct the Treasury Department to issue government savings bonds which would allow us to fund the wall this method. This is just one option, there are others on the table being discussed.
LET'S GET THIS WALL BUILT! And make America Safe Again!

In just a few days he's raised $393,000 as of this writing. And it's a trending campaign. People are donating anywhere from $5.00 to $500.00.
To donate on Go Fund Me.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

New York's Naked Cowboy Sings Trumps Praises In Time's Square- Video

I love it when someone you would never think was a Trump supporter actually is.

New York's Robert John Burck, aka the Naked Cowboy, performs in New York's Times Square with a cowboy hat clad in tight skivvies with Trump on his rump, guitar in hand, and entertains tourists. He also happens to be married to a Mexican woman who was an undocumented immigrant, but has no qualms about singing the praises of building a wall.

Avi Yemini, an Aussie Jewish blogger met up with him and posted this very funny pro-Trump song-- Sounds Like A Good Plan To Me.

Enjoy!  I had a good laugh. Takes a second to load on my blog.

Apparently he makes a pretty darn good living at it.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Cuba's New Law Censoring All Forms Of The Arts

If you thought Cuba was getting a little less dictatorial with the passing of the Castro dynasty, and that there might be some hope for change, think again.

The Cuban commie government led by Miguel Díaz-Canel apparently has passed a law censoring artistic expression in all art forms. Decree Law 349 was allegedly established to prevent offensive, vulgar or mediocre [whatever the heck that could be] works, but it is substantially more far reaching than that. You actually have to get permission from the government to show your work in public and private spaces. It also has to pass cultural and revolutionary muster or your project could be shut down.

Some of the no-nos that could get you busted:
a) Use of national symbols that contravene current legislation; b) pornography; c) violence; d) sexist, vulgar and obscene language; e) discrimination due to skin color, gender, sexual orientation, disability and any other harm to human dignity; f) that attempts against the development of childhood and adolescence; g) any other that violates the legal provisions that regulate the normal development of our society in cultural matters.

In other words, pretty much anything and everything.

Government sponsored artists have no issue with 349, however there has been a backlash by independent artists, and as a result the government has said it will consult with those opposing the decree to see how it should be "rolled out".
Ever since Decree Law 349 was first published in July in the government’s Gaceta Oficial , there has been plenty of pushback on the island and abroad and a flurry of meetings between government cultural officials and artists, who are still hoping for modifications. The law requires prior government approval for artists, musicians, writers and performers who want to present their work in any spaces open to the public, including private homes and businesses.
But beyond that, it also proposes fining painters and other artists who commercialize their art without government permission. Among the more chilling provisions is the prospect that “supervising inspectors” could review cultural events and shut them down if they don’t believe they meet government standards. Individuals or businesses hiring artists who don’t have prior approval also can be sanctioned.
In addition to shutting them down, they can also seize their personal belongings. Not that there would be much to confiscate from someone in piss-poor Cuba.

And if you want to sell your art? You have to get government approval for that too, although that probably has more to do with the government wanting a piece of the pie rather than artistic control. After all, anyone working for a foreigner during Castro's reign had to pay the government in U.S. dollars and the employee would then get paid in Cuban pesos.

And like a good commie country, some of those protesting have been detained. I wouldn't expect anything less.

More detailed info here.

Other sources:  Miami Herald , Reuters

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Minneapolis Hate Crime Hotline- Perspective From The Left and Right

Last year Minneapolis, Minnesota- home to many Somali Muslims one of which is newly elected Democratic Rep Ilhan Omar- created a hate-crime/harassment hotline.

"Since the general election, many of us have experienced, witnessed firsthand or heard of actions of: racism, xenophobia, sexism and bigotry directed at people here and in cities across the United States," Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights Director Velma Korbel wrote in a statement posted on the city's website. "In no uncertain terms, hate-motivated speech and actions have no place in Minneapolis nor will they be tolerated."
Not surprisingly, the left and the right have diametrically opposing opinions on what amounts to a snitch hotline for the overly sensitive, accessible through the city's 311 hot line  service. We all know that the only people who become super offended by any criticism of their religion are the Muslims, and it was no doubt created with them in mind, probably spurred on by Council On American Islamic Relations (CAIR).  But the only people who appear to be concerned are those of us who realize that this kind of action will eventually lead to the further erosion of free speech. We are already being censored and censured on social media outlets for even mentioning the word "Shariah". I'm not talking about speech that incites physical violence against anyone, that is an abomination, but criticism is not a hate crime, though it seems to be headed that way if the lefties have their way.

So, if you google, you will find a slew of the usual conservative voices opining about the "Shariah hot line", and then you have the alternative weekly left-leaning rag Minneapolis City Pages calling Shariah Law a "myth", and excoriating those of us who think it's not a myth and potentially the beginning of something dangerous.

Pete Kotz of City Pages wrote in response to Jihad Watch claiming that“This is a helpline for Muslims to report incidents of Islamophobia, including, no doubt, rude remarks that are not criminal, and accurate analysis of the motivating ideology behind jihad terror activity.”:
The hotline, of course, does nothing of the sort. People can still speak freely from the depths of their anal cavity, peddling all the theological nuttery they can slobber. It just can’t rise to the level of a crime. Hence the name “hate crime hotline.” The myth has already been debunked by Snopes and Politifact. But the righteous are not easily deterred by accuracy or cognitive limitations.
It might not now, but no matter how much he mocks those who believe, we don't know for sure what will happen when we lose the ability to freely criticize.

I remember

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Why More Countries Refuse To Sign The UN's Compact On Migration

There's a new non-binding pact that the United Nations is hoping member states will sign at its meeting on December 10th and 11th in Morocco- it basically claims that migration is a universal human right. Yes, a human right. The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration, as it's called, encourages taking in any and all migrants and refugees wishing to move to another country for whatever reason.
4. Refugees and migrants are entitled to the same universal human rights and fundamental freedoms, which must be respected, protected and fulfilled at all times. 

Fearing that signing the agreement will remove their own sovereign right to control their own borders the following have opted to not sign the pact.
The United States, Austria, Australia, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Israel, Poland, the Czech Republic, Italy, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Switzerland.
This is not a definitive list, and some might actually vote on it later.

One of the other reasons for pulling out is that the agreement doesn't really distinguish between legal and illegal immigration, and refugees and economic migrants.

Gatestone Insitute has some interesting information, but is a tad dated since it was written back in early November.

And even though a commentary on Forbes explains why there is really nothing to fear since it is technically non-binding and voluntary, and just really making sure that migrants are treated humanely - i.e. don't shoot them and provide healthcare if needed- why is it 30 plus pages long?  Couldn't they have just said that?

And Lorne Gunter in the Toronto Sun explains why it's potentially dangerous.
The danger of the Global Compact for Migration, which international delegates will sign next week in Marrakesh, Morocco, is not that it will enable some clandestine international bureaucracy or judiciary to dictate immigration policy over the objections of sovereign states. It’s that it will enable “progressives” within each nation’s government to liberalize domestic refugee and immigration laws using the excuse that “the UN made us do it.”

I have no issues with legal immigration, and needy refugees, but I do have a problem with anything the U.N. is involved with. And as far as migration being a human right. No, it's not. Immigration/migration is a privilege endowed by the country you are seeking to move to. And you are bound to assimilate if you are granted that privilege, which doesn't often happen. Look at Europe and the multitude of 'no go' zones. No wonder Europe is hesitant to sign a convoluted agreement.

Saturday, December 08, 2018

Al-Shabaab Kills Somali Preacher and Followers Over Music

Somalia's al-Shabaab continue to exact their special kind of barbaric Islamist punishment on those they believe are not following their kind of Islam.

Two attacks on the same day. A car bomb killing at least 6 and injuring more in Mogadishu. Apparently targeting soldiers there. The other attack was by two suicide bombers who killed an Islamic Imam along with 17 or more followers. Apparently the cleric was playing music during a religious ceremony.

Two suicide bombers exploded in front of the preacher's residence, which is also a Sufi shrine, and then four gunmen stormed the building and opened fire, said Ahmed Awale, a police officer in Galkayo. At least 20 others were injured, he said.

Somali security forces responded and there was a battle with heavy gunfire in the building. Three attackers were killed in the shootout and one was captured alive, said Awale.

Somalia's extremist rebels, al-Shabab, have claimed responsibility for the attack in Galkayo.

The attack killed Sheikh Abdiweli Ali Elmi, who has hundreds of followers and has been controversial because videos show him and his followers chanting religious poems with music, which some extremists say is not Islamic. Sheikh Elmi had defended his actions, saying music is not contrary to Islamic teachings.

Note of interest- This is the same country that Democratic member-elect of the U.S. house of representatives Ilhan Omar hails from. Not to say she has any affiliation with al-Shabaab. It's just interesting she chooses to still wear an hijab.

Source: Miami Herald

Friday, December 07, 2018

Ben & Jerry Goes Off The Liberal Deep End with #Resist Ice Cream

Was never a Ben & Jerry's fan even when I did eat dairy, but their latest political stunt would most definitely put me off their ice-cream if I did have a penchant for it. 

Back in October, the Vermont ice cream company led by two old lefties launched their #resist ice-cream, effectively thumbing their collective noses at probably half their customer base.

Colorful, though not very appealing, art work.

Like many Donald Trump haters they are part of the #resist movement. You know, those liberal folk out there actively lobbying to get the duly elected president impeached, or whatever it takes to get him out of office. I suppose it probably also includes the #NeverTrumpers- or Republican traitors as I call them- though I'm not sure to what extent, if at all.  Anyway, Ben and Jerry decided they would create an ice cream flavor to reflect their #resist sentiments, so they came up with Pecan Resist. 

From their website:

Together, Pecan Resist!
Alongside all those nutty chunks, this pint packs a powerful message under its lid: together, we can build a more just and equitable tomorrow. We can peacefully resist the Trump administration’s regressive and discriminatory policies and build a future that values inclusivity, equality, and justice for people of color, women, the LGBTQ community, refugees, and immigrants. Pecan Resist supports four organizations that are working on the front lines of the peaceful resistance, building a world that supports their values. Get to know them, then find Pecan Resist here!
Those four organizations:
Color of Change
Color of Change designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champions solutions that move everyone forward.
Honor the Earth
Honor the Earth works on issues of climate change, renewable energy, and environmental justice with Indigenous communities.
Neta is one of the fastest-growing independent media platforms led by people of color along the Texas-Mexico border.
Women's March
Women’s March is committed to harnessing the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.
That last organization is what really got people up in arms, and rightfully so. Speaking of regressive and discriminatory policies, and lack of equality- the head of Women's March is none other than Linda Sarsour. That rabid anti-Semitic Muslim Linda Sarsour. Yep, the so-called feminist who wears an hijab which demonstrates just how ultra religious she is, and is actually a symbol of oppression. And remember, it's the uber religious ones who believe in Shariah law, which certainly does not promote equality, and is as regressive and discriminatory a law as it gets. They kill gays under Shariah. They call for adulterers to be stoned. Women are worth half what a man is worth.

Sarsour is also a staunch supporter of Nation of Islam's Louis Farrakhan, who manages to stay on Twitter even after calling Jews "termites."  In the past he has said:
“Hitler was a very great man” in a 1984 speech or that in 1985 he warned Jews: “And don’t you forget, when it’s God who puts you in the ovens, it’s forever!”
Sarsour recently told American Muslims not to "humanize" Jews. And she happens to love The Muslim Brotherhood.

As for co-president of Women's March Tamika Mallory:
In a February 2018 speech, Farrakhan said, “Jews were responsible for all of this filth and degenerate behavior that Hollywood is putting out, turning men into women and women into men. White folks are going down. And Satan is going down. And Farrakhan, by God’s grace, has pulled the cover off of that Satanic Jew, and I’m here to say your time is up, your world is through.”

Mallory attended the speech. She once posted a picture of herself embraced by Farrakhan, referring to him as “the GOAT” (Greatest Of All Time). So when she pointedly refused to condemn Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic and anti-LGBT comments after being asked, it was no surprise.

But Ben and Jerry seem to have no qualms about supporting these women even though what they espouse is counter to what their Pecan Resist mission statement promotes.

Liberals are hypocrites so maybe I shouldn't be surprised.

Thursday, December 06, 2018

PETA Wants People To Stop Hating On Animals By Not Saying "Bring Home The Bacon" and Other Mean Phrases

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals apparently is offended by phrases like "bring home the bacon", and "take the bull by the horns", so the radical social justice folk over at PETA want them replaced with animal-friendlier versions of their own.  They posted on the following on Twitter:

Bring home the bagels? Be the test tube? Bwahahaha. Good grief! I don't eat meat and I have no issues with those idiomatic expressions. Soon anything we say is going to offend someone.  Then what?

They then equated "speciesism"  with racism and homophobic language.

"Just as it became unacceptable to use racist, homophobic, or ableist language, phrases that trivialize cruelty to animals will vanish as more people begin to appreciate animals for who they are and start 'bringing home the bagels' instead of the bacon."
Um, big difference between animals and people. Though neither should be abused, animals aren't going to know you've maligned them.

Some pretty funny Tweets in response on CBS News, but this video from Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch beats all.

Monday, December 03, 2018

Pakistan Wants U.N. Campaign To Counter Religious Defamation

Imran Khan, who used to be a cricket player and philanthropist but is now Pakistan's 22nd Prime Minister, seems to have his heart set on dragging the rest of the world into Pakistan's blasphemy hell. Pakistan still has barbaric blasphemy laws with the death penalty as punishment. And if the country's laws don't get you, vigilante hard-line Muslims will. Politicians have been killed for trying to bring Pakistan into the 21st century. In 2011, Punjabi governor Salmaan Taseer was murdered by his bodyguard for speaking out against blasphemy laws. His killer was hailed a hero. Now his son is a target of Islamists. And all it takes is for someone with a grudge to claim you have blasphemed. Mobs have taken the law into their own hands before it even gets to the court, like this poor Christian couple who were beaten to death for allegedly desecrating a Quran.

Khan now wants the U.N. to institute a global initiative against defaming religions. We know that really means Islam.

Speaking at the Eighth Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilization, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi, said the premier had made a major announcement to counter Islamophobia and incitement to hatred being witnessed in some parts of the world.
“Hate narratives are spreading in several parts of the world; Islamophobia is on the rise and diversity is being seen not as a source of enrichment but as a threat, and politics of fear seem to be replacing politics of hope,” she asserted
So basically this post would be subject to whatever initiative they came up with. In other words, criticisim of blasphemy laws could get people in trouble.

Scary times ahead.

More on

Sunday, December 02, 2018

HuffPost Hates On #Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Other PC Foolishness

Christmas has progressively become a bone of contention in our ever increasing PC world. Now I have no issue with the catchall phrase "Happy Holidays", given there are other religions that celebrate holidays during this time of year, and you never know who might celebrate what.  But I do have a problem using that greeting simply to appease those people who are afraid "Merry Christmas" might offend someone. But there will always be PC folk finding ways to put the 'bah humbug' into the season.

Take Robious Middle School in Midlothian, Va. They've banned all Christmas songs mentioning the word Jesus for their 'winter concert', which no doubt, at some point in time, was called a Christmas Concert.  A concerned father contacted a teacher at the school to voice his complaint, but-
According to the teacher's email, after speaking with school administrators it was decided they would avoid singing anything of a direct sacred nature in order to be more sensitive to the increasing diverse population at the school.
Then the HuffPost, bastion of liberal PC-think, posted on Twitter a 2 minute plus video explaining just how "seriously problematic" the beloved Christmas classic movie Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is. The video is a mix of Twitter comments from last year, along with Huffpo's own inanities claiming the movie is racist and homophobic, Santa is a bigot and his operation lacks diversity, several characters encourage bullying, and Rudolf is marginalized. Totally missing the whole point of the movie. And it's just an animated movie, people. About reindeer and Santa!

Then a Cleveland, Ohio radio station has nixed the classic song "Baby It's Cold Outside" in light of the #metoo movement. The song form the musical comedy Neptune's Daughter actually has two versions, the male and female version. Not quite a Christmas movie, but often played during the winter season.  It was circa 1940s, different time, different societal strictures.

And Snowmen? Nope, SJWs want to rename them Snowpeople.

It's gonna get worse.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Simone O'Broin -Anti-Israel BDS Lawyer Arrested After Drunken-Fueled Racist Rant on Air India

Simone O'Broin- a 50-year-old Irish human rights attorney for the Boycott Israel movement (BDS)- just showed her true colors in a drunken foul-mouthed racist rant while traveling Business Class on Air India from Mumbai to London. Already totally besotted she was furious that the crew refused to give her more wine.

Telling the crew members- who remained remarkably calm and collected- that she was:

“a barrister, human rights lawyer and international criminal lawyer for the f---ing Palestinian people.”
--Calling a female crew member an “Indian f---ing money-grabbing b-----d.” 
--Telling a male staffer, “I’m working for all you people, the f---ing Rohingyas … the f---ing people of all nations [other news sources transcribed it as Asia], for you. International criminal lawyer. Don’t get any money for it by the way. But you won’t give me a f---ing glass of wine, is that correct?” 
--Identifying herself as “leader of the f---ing boycott movement” and adding, “if I say ‘boycott f---ing Air India,’ Done!” 
--Berating fellow business-class passengers – again using expletives – for not speaking up for her.
Apparently this went on for 5 hours. Not being allowed to smoke contributed to her meltdown.

She was arrested upon arrival.

For the videos of her rant IsraellyCool.
For more info CNS News, and DailyMailUK

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Video: Young Boy Photobombs "Fake News" CNN'S Jim Acosta At Easter Egg Hunt

Here's something for a little levity.

During the 2017 White House Easter Egg Roll a young lad photo-bombed CNN's Jim Acosta during a live broadcast. It's one of the funniest things I've seen in a while.

Watch for the boy in the green shirt to the left of our screen as he mouths "fake news."

I think these young kids are the hope for the future.  My sister deals with kids, and she says all of the young ones are loving, and very smart. 


Tuesday, November 06, 2018

My Prayer For America On This Midterm Election Day

I have never been more excited and scared as I prepare to go vote on this midterm election day. So much is at stake.

However the American people happen to vote, there are going to be those who will be very disappointed. I'm not worried about the Republicans/Conservatives/Moderates/Libertarians- we are a far more rational, gentler, kinder group of people. We survived 8 years of Barack Obama, without giving him much flak, we will survive again if it doesn't go our way. We will suffer, yes, but the majority of us will remain civil, and respectful.  Unlike the liberals. Even my friends and colleagues have been hateful.  The #resistors. The #bluewave folk. I have never seen such antipathy and vitriol.  We didn't treat Obama the way they have been treating Donald Trump. They are so blinded by their hatred they are unable to see the Truth- that this country is doing very well right now, in spite of Trump being thwarted at every turn. It's the lefties that I worry about if there is a #redwave. They have shown a penchant for violence. ANTIFA for one.  I have also seen the myriad of videos of Trump supporters being bullied, harrassed, and physically attacked.

So this is my prayer:

Dear GOD,
Please remove the bitterness and hatred from the hearts of liberals. Please help them to see the light. If this is a lesson they need to learn, please don't let those of us who know the Truth suffer for their foolishness.
Please keep this country safe and prosperous.
God Bless America, and those that love her.

May we prevail.

Monday, November 05, 2018

PAC creativity- The Caution Fraud Ahead Truck Following Dem Gavin Newsom's Bus

The award for most creativity in politics goes to Californian's For Accountability- the conservative PAC which is backing small businessman John Cox, Republican, over current Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Democrat, for the governorship of California.

Run by Jesse Rojas, a Mexican immigrant who came to the U.S. with his parents when he was 11, Rojas has been following Gavin Newsom's bus everywhere it goes.

Californians For Accountability's statement:
In a call for new leadership to address the state’s affordability crisis and other worsening problems, Californians for Accountability PAC is now following Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom with a van warning of “Lost Jobs and Higher Taxes Ahead.” 
Jesse Rojas, President of Californians for Accountability PAC, said voters should put the state on a better path this Election Day and support John Cox for Governor.
“Gavin Newsom has served as Lieutenant Governor for the last eight years and California has become less affordable, taxes have gone up, and dangerous criminals have been released onto our streets,” Rojas said. “John Cox knows what it’s like to struggle and he knows how to run a business and create jobs. Working Californians can count on John Cox to protect taxpayers and public safety and present new solutions to our state’s challenges.”
Videos of tailing Newsom's bus on his Twitter page.

It just makes me laugh.

His website is CautionFraudAhead.

Good luck John Cox!

Steve Bannon's Brilliant Documentary "Trump @ War"- The war against Trump and all his accomplishments

Stephen K Bannon has co-written, produced and directed a brilliant, must-see documentary about how Donald J Trump has been thwarted from day one of his presidency. Actually, it all started after he announced his decision to run for office, and his detractors have never let up.

If you voted for him but have been somewhat iffy about his accomplishments over the past few years, this film will most definitely turn you around. It will also make you very angry at how shoddily he has been treated by the Democrats (and some Republicans) in his administration, by former politicians, by the media, by liberal celebrities, and by your run of the mill leftist U.S. citizen. You will also be appalled at what Trump supporters of all ethnicities have been subjected to- from derision to physical violence.

If you were on the fence, this will turn you into a full fledged MAGA, as his most ardent supporters call themselves.

What he has been able to get done is pretty damn miraculous considering what he's had to deal with on a daily basis for the past 2 years. He's managed to turn around in 2 short years the major damage Barack Obama created in his 8 wasted years as president- from foreign policy to the economy.

We can't afford to lose the midterms! This really shows how evil some of the Democrats are.

You can watch Trump @ War free on Western Journalism here.

Trailer below.

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Why Andrew Gillum is Dangerous and Wrong For Florida

This is for all those undecideds and independents who are still figuring out who they want as governor of Florida for the next four years.  Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, Democrat, or Ron DeSantis, Republican. Most liberals have probably already voted, and this won't in any way change the mind of those who haven't. Democrats are so full of hatred for Trump and anything Republican that even if Andrew Gillum had killed his mother and buried her in his back yard, they would still vote for him.

So here are some things that might help with your decision.

First of all, aside from the fact that Gillum is as progressive as they get, which is reason enough not to vote for him, there are other major troubling issues that the media seems to be avoiding.

1. Gillum is anti-cop. 

Even the largest police union (Police Benevolent Association) has endorsed Ron DeSantis. Four years ago they backed Charlie Crist, a Democrat, for governor. And the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association has also backed DeSantis.  They both are claiming that Gillum is anti-cop after signing a pledge from a radical group called the Dream Defenders.

The pledge includes support for the group’s “Freedom Papers,” which the union says includes anti-law enforcement language, such as saying “police and prisons have no place in ‘justice.’” The papers also state that police “were never meant to protect and serve me and you,” and “they started as slave catchers hired by wealthy plantation owners." 
“This is a blatant attack on our law enforcement community, an insult to the citizens we work to protect, and dishonors the memory of our fallen officers." [said Jeff Bell, president of the union.

The Dream Defenders also happen to be anti-Semitic/pro-Palestine, although Gillum allegedly claims he does not agree with their decision to embrace the Boycott Israel movement.  Four Sheriffs back DeSantis, while all the Democratic Sheriffs have endorsed Gillum. Not surprising at all.

2. Murders in Tallahassee have increased.

Tallahassee- where Gillum has been mayor since 2014- supposedly has had an increase in murders since then, and is ranked as the number one city for crime in Florida. Though there are those who disagree.

3: If DeSantis can be called racist, then so can Gillum

Remember when liberals claimed DeSantis was a racist for attending Restoration Weekend, a conservative conference, where he spoke on several occasions, or when he said "monkey this up" referring to Gillum's socialist agenda? David Whitley with the Orlando Sentinel  has an interesting commentary where he posits that if DeSantis can be called racist then maybe Gillum should be called racist as well for speaking at Netroots Nation 2017.

Which brings us to Gillum’s association with Jewish hate groups. One of the other speakers Netroots Nation 2017 was Keith Ellison, deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee and longtime pal of Rev. Louis Farrakhan.
Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam organization is so virulently anti-Semitic that even the left-leaning Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled it a hate group.
By Washington Post standards, it wouldn’t be a reach to say Gillum “spoke at a conference where provocateurs sympathetic to hate groups gather.”
Or how about his welcome speech at Florida Muslim Capitol Day 2014? The event is annually sponsored by the Florida chapter of the Council on Islamic-American Relations.
Not that Whitley believes either is racist.

4. Gillum is an uber progressive

He wants a single-payer-health plan/medicare for all.  But who is going to pay for it?
He wants to abolish ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), and re-instate Sanctuary Cities, calling those who oppose it racists.
He wants to impeach Trump

5. Ongoing FBI investigation of corruption re accepting of bribes

He received a gift of $1,000 Hamilton tickets from an undercover FBI agent. Now that doesn't seem like much, but it is in this case.

Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate, was aware that tickets he received to a Broadway show were purchased by an undercover FBI agent he thought was a land developer, according to more than 100 pages of records given to the state ethics commission and released to the public Tuesday. 
The records, which were provided to the commission by an attorney representing Adam Corey, a lobbyist and longtime friend of Gillum’s, include text-messages between Corey and Gillum, and indicate that Gillum lied on numerous occasions in claiming he was unaware who purchased the tickets when he attended the play.
And  trips to Costa Rica and New York City.  All part of the FBI investigation.

6. Corporate tax hikes will effect working Floridians

He wants to raise corporate taxes 40 percent. At $7.75, it would be the highest rate in the southeast.
Forbes explains why this would adversely effect the working Floridian. Corroborated by Politifact that claims it is mostly true.

7. Project Veritas sting proves Gillum can't be trusted

And last but not least, Project Veritas did another sting on Gillum campaign staffers. Omar Smith had some interesting things to say about Gillum.
It’s a cracker state,” Smith stated. “Get it? Ask anybody outside of here. You go Port St. Lucie, Orlando … man them crackers ain’t gonna let us do that sh*t dawg. Boy, you crazy?”
He went on, saying, “Gillum is a progressive. He is a part of the crazy, crazy, crazies.”
Then the undercover reporter asked how Gillum plans to pay for many of his campaign promises, Smith said he couldn’t. “That’s not for them to know … That’s not for [the voters] to know. Remember our saying, modern-day fairy tales start with ‘once I am elected.’”
You can watch the video on Daily Caller.

Smith was fired!

Even Democrat Bill Nelson, who is running against Rick Scott, isn't too thrilled with some of Gillum's platform.

More on Breitbart regarding Gillum and the Dream Defenders. And here.

Is this someone Florida needs? With Gillum as governor are we headed down the road to failure like California?  Can we really afford someone like Gillum?  IF he wins, how much damage will he do in 4 years? 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Democratic Voter Fraud Over The Years- yes it has happened and still does

Most liberals are loathe to believe members of their own party have encouraged and/or even participated in voter fraud in the past. No, the holier-than-thou left think they are above trying to steal votes, so I have compiled a list of resources that chronicle the ways in which it HAS happened. Past and present.  Yes, I know there has been some of that happening within our own ranks, but at least we are willing to acknowledge it. This is so you have some ammunition when they vehemently deny it.


Modesta Vela, 60, arrested for voter fraud.  Texas Democrat.


Alleged voter fraud in Atlanta, Georgia for a mayoral race.


The following is an edited version of a Project Veritas sting, and though James O'Keefe has been criticized in the past for 'selective' editing, the political operatives who were interviewed stepped down.

A Hillary Clinton campaign contractor was caught in several video stings conversing about how to commit voter fraud, and ways to disrupt Trump rallies by paying liberals to start fights.


Veronica Saldivar, Rebecca Gonzalez, Guadalupe Escamilla, and Diana Castaneda, all Texan Democrats, charged with voter fraud. Gonzalez bought votes for a local County Commissioner, in some cases with cocaine.

Voter fraud in Wisconsin 2012. 10 people charged with everything from double voting to illegally voting as a felon.

Melowese Richardson, poll worker, Ohio Democrat, charged with double voting for Obama in 2012, and also illegal voting in 2009, and 2011.


State Rep Hudson Hallum and his dad Kent, plus police officer Sam Malone and Councilman Philip Carter, Arkansas Democrats, bought votes for chicken dinners, alcohol, and cash.


In the 2010 Miami congressional race, an aide/campaign manager to the Democratic candidate Joe Garcia was involved in some strange election shenanigans.

Jeffrey Garcia, convicted of a misdemeanor in a plea deal, faced up to one year in prison for illegally financing the campaign of a ringer tea party candidate whose role in the 2010 congressional election was designed to help the Democratic bid of Garcia’s boss, Joe Garcia, against Republican David Rivera. The district was based in southwest Miami-Dade County.
Jeffrey Garcia, 43, who served first as Joe Garcia’s campaign manager and later as chief of staff, already had a criminal record: He served 65 days in jail in 2013 after pleading guilty to state charges that he unlawfully submitted online absentee-ballot requests for unsuspecting voters in the 2012 congressional election. No ballots were sent out, so no votes were stolen.
After accepting responsibility in that case, Jeffrey Garcia approached federal authorities to admit his role in the 2010 campaign, Bell said.
In June, Jeffrey Garcia pleaded guilty in Miami federal court to financing the “shadow” tea party candidate, Jose Rolando “Roly” Arrojo, in a scheme to siphon votes from Rivera in the 2010 congressional race. Arrojo, 42, a longtime friend of Jeffrey Garcia’s, also pleaded guilty to the same misdemeanor charge. On Monday, Arrojo was sentenced to one year of probation with six months of home confinement and no fine, after his defense attorney, Robert M. Perez, sought even greater leniency
A little confusing, but bottom line. Fraud.

Read more on Miami Herald.

The Heritage Foundation has a list of election fraud cases that you can refine by State, year, and criminal offense.  Now it doesn't mention which party, but I would venture to say much of it was in favor of the Democratic Party, including Tyron Davis, Texas Democrat. Jeanene Johnson, Texas Democrat.  That's the first two on the Texas page.

The Federalist has more information on alleged voter fraud prior to 2016.

The DailyMailUK has a more listed, including an Ohio Nun.

And more on Townhall.

There's plenty more, but I don't have the time to delve any further. But it's out there. I think this is more than enough proof that voter fraud exists, and that Democrats are more inclined to cheat.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Iranians Posed As Anti-Trump Americans On Facebook- Accounts deleted

Looks like Iran was following the Russian bot playbook to influence American politics, but in this case it was anti-Trump.  According to The Daily Caller, 

Facebook on Friday deleted 82 pages, groups and accounts that it determined were part of an online influence operation located in Iran.
The Iranians operated 30 Facebook pages, 33 individual accounts and three groups, as well as 16 accounts on Facebook-owned Instagram, Facebook head of cybersecurity policy Nathaniel Gleicher said in a statement Friday.
The pages had over a combined 1 million followers and the groups had more than 25,000 members, Gleicher said.
Facebook provided several examples of the Iranian propaganda, which promoted former National Football League (NFL) quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s activism while criticizing President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
For more info and photos of some of the memes posted on various accounts that have been deleted- like Wake Up America and No Racism No War read on Daily Caller.

Texan Robert 'Beto' O'Rourke Raises An Obscene $70 Million In Campaign Funds

Anyone else sick of the endless, overwhelmingly negative campaign ads?  Morning. Noon. Night. And they're not just on TV. I get the robocalls- thankfully not many of those. Even received one text from a Florida Democrat asking me when he could expect me to send my ballot back.

Me: hahaha... never.
Dem: Vote by mail ballots need to be received by the Supervisor of Elections by 7 pm on Election Day, November 6 - but we say the sooner the better.
Me:  Did you read my reply?
Me:  How did you get my number?
Dem: We get our numbers from the state voter file.
Me: Well I'm not a Democrat.
Dem: Sorry to hear that.
Dem: best of luck sleeping at night.
Me: Yeah best of luck to you too. I sleep very well. I'm a moderate but I am at peace.

And my Twitter feed- replete with promoted ads begging for money.  All of them from Democrats. Especially Irish American Texan Robert Francis O'Rourke, better known as 'Beto' to appeal to the Hispanic voters no doubt. Here's a man who has hauled in a whoppingly obscene amount of campaign funds- over $70 million to date- who is still begging for money on Twitter. Last week I saw his ads claiming he had $38 million but needed more to win. What the hell?  How many people could $70 million house and feed.

Sen Ted Cruz, who O'Rourke is trying to beat has raised almost $30 million since 2017. That's still a colossal waste of money, but nothing like greedy Beto's haul.

We need campaign finance reform- now more than ever. I will soon write a post about what I think that should be.  I have some great ideas.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Why The Migrant Caravan Is More Like A Dangerous Invading Army

I want to preface this by saying that other than the American Indians every single one of us is a descendant of an immigrant. I am not against immigration, but coming here is NOT an entitlement. It is NOT a right. If you want to live in this country, you better be darned sure you do it the legal way, or are allowed here as a refugee due to dire circumstances in your homeland- like the persecuted Jews in Nazi Germany (many of whom were tragically turned away), or Christians in ISIS riddled lands.  Running away from poverty and crime doesn't cut it. I feel for them, I do. I have plenty of empathy, in spite of what liberals might think of those of us who oppose this. But we have a terrible problem with crime and poverty right here in the USA, and we need to tackle that before we allow thousands upon thousands of migrants to cross over our border to add to that burden.

So we currently have an ever increasing army of migrants marching towards the U.S. Yes, I call it an "army" because that's what it appears to be. The media, bleeding-heart liberals, and immigration activists are calling it a caravan, but this caravan is marching towards our country waving flags- and not the Stars and Stripes- their country's flag. And some have even burned our flag. Way to endear Americans to your cause.

Tearing down walls with a fierce sense of entitlement.

Claiming: "To emigrate is not a crime. We are free. Without borders."

Yes, it is a crime if you are trying to cross a border, uninvited, without legal documents. And no, you are not free to emigrate to any country you choose without proper documents. Countries have borders, even yours.

I've also noticed that the bulk of the trekkers in the videos and photos I've seen are young men- how many of these are criminals, drug dealers, and even terrorists? Guatemala's president Morales told attendees at the 2nd Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America that they had apprehended and deported almost 100 ISIS-affiliated terrorists. How easy it would be to take advantage of this horde of humanity making its way here by foot, truck, and bus and tag along. We don't know for sure, but what if?  It's not like we haven't apprehended terrorists at our border before.
PBS's Frontline writes about how easy it is for a terrorist to obtain a fake passport and enter a country as an asylum seeker. In fact, some Bangladeshis were detained, although there was no mention as to whether they were tagged as terrorists. And we certainly don't need any more criminals. And I can guarantee there are criminals in that throng.

There are now 7,000 and counting, and no doubt there will be more. And you know they have to be getting help from somewhere. Some think Soros. I don't know. There's no proof. But there have been videos floating around the Twittersphere of people handing over money to the migrants. And the timing is mind-blowing. Just ahead of the mid-terms and this happens? It smacks of U.S. liberal politics and Latin leftist activism. Take Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who is lobbying to become the next president of Mexico. He recently said:

“Soon, very soon, after the victory of our movement, we will defend migrants all over the American continent and the migrants of the world who, by necessity, must abandon their towns to find life in the United States,” Lopez Obrador said during a rally in the Mexican city of Culiacán, reports.
“It’s a human right we will defend,” he added. 
Say what?! Uh, no it's not, and no you won't! Problem is- they vote next July, and he could win. He's very popular. Without help from the Mexicans we could be in for some scary times ahead.

DailyMail has a bunch of photos of the migrants here.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Conservative Street Artist Sabo Places Maxine Water's Head on "Halloween" Movie Billboard

Most of you know that Rep Maxine Waters, the Democratic Senator from loony California, has recklessly called on liberals to harass any official affiliated with President Trump's administration wherever they happen to be.

In her own malicious words at a recent rally:

"If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd." "You push back on them and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere."
It's already happening. 

Then you have Hillary Clinton encouraging the left to be "uncivil." Eric Holder telling people "When they go low, we kick them!" Cue the laughter. As unhinged as the left has become, these are dangerous words that could eventually lead to someone getting killed.

So conservative street artist Sabo came up with the following:

There's a Halloween movie billboard in West Hollywood, on Pico Blvd, and apparently Sabo did a little redecorating, placing Maxine's head onto evil killer Michael Myers body adding the hashtags #UNCIVIL DEMOCRATS

I had a good ol' hearty laugh when I saw this.

Not so funny is that the comments from our leaders and former leaders are inciting people to do exactly what they are encouraging.

Since then, several notable Republicans have been confronted in public places, including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, presidential senior adviser Stephen Miller and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
Never liked slasher films, and have never seen any of the Halloween franchises, and don't plan on seeing this one. But well done Sabo!

Hollywood Reporter

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Kristen Bell Not Cool With The Prince's Kiss In Snow White - #MeTooFar

It appears that Fairy Tales are now the target of the liberal, feminist, p.c. movement. Yep. Apparently, people are taking offense to the kiss that the Prince bestows upon Snow White while she's "sleeping." Although I thought that was Sleeping Beauty? But what do I know- I never had kids, unless caregiving my 92-year-old mother qualifies as motherhood, and it's far too long ago to remember the details of the story. I do remember there were seven dwarfs and a poisoned apple, but that's about it.  Anyway, actress Kristen Bell, mother of two little girls, is not too happy about the apple or that kiss.

"Don't you think that it's weird that the prince kisses Snow White without her permission?" Bell recalls asking her daughters. "Because you can not kiss someone if they're sleeping!"
Uh, hello Kristen, it's a Fairy Tale. Get a grip. Plus, both Sleeping Beauty and Snow White would have remained forever in limbo had not the Princes lovingly brought them back to the living with those kisses.

Keira Knightley has similar feelings about certain Disney stories. Her 3-year-old is forbidden to watch:

"Cinderella, banned because she waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don’t. Rescue yourself, obviously," Knightley said. "And this is the one that I’m quite annoyed about because I really like the film, but… Little Mermaid. I mean, the songs are great, but do not give your voice up for a man. Hello!”
Uh, speechless.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Louis Farrakhan Compares Jews To Termites on Twitter, Twitter Does Nothing

Anti-Semitic hater Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, just posted a video of himself comparing Jews to termites while his congregation laughed, and Twitter won't do a damn thing about it because it doesn't yet violate its Terms of Use. Apparently, there is a policy on "dehumanizing language" but it hasn't been implemented yet. But a slew of conservative Twitter users have been locked out of their accounts, or suspended, for no good reason. Some yes, but most don't even have a clue why.  It happened to me the weekend of the Kavanaugh confirmation.

In the short video Farrakhan says:

“Now, white folk don’t like Farrakhan. Some of them respect me. But those who have been our deceivers, they can’t stand me. I’m not mad with you. In fact, to the members of the Jewish community that don’t like me, thank you very much for putting my name all over the planet because of your fear of what we represent, I can go anywhere in the world and they’ve heard of Farrakhan. Thank you very much. I’m not mad at you, because you’re so stupid. Don’t you know my teacher, Elijah Muhammed, taught me one day: he said, ‘There once was a donkey that fell in a ditch, and everybody came along and picked up a stone and threw it at the donkey. They threw so many stones til the ditch got filled up, and the donkey walked out.’ So my teacher said, ‘Brother, remember: every knock is a boost.’ So when they talk about Farrakhan, call me a hater, call me anti-Semite…I’m anti-Termite. I don’t know nothing about hating somebody because of their religious preference.”

Read more and watch the video on Buzzfeed. If you can stomach looking at him.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The First Rapper Was a 1920s Soviet-Era Poet According To Russian Culture Minister

Al Gore invented the Internet, at least according to Al Gore. Now Vladimir Medinsky, Russia's culture minister, is laying claim to rap.  On October 16, he told a group of people at the Valdai Discussion Club that the first rapper was actually Vladimir Mayakovsky, a poet/actor during the 1920s and 1930s Bolshevik era.

He argued that whereas Russia did not invent ballet as an art form, it is now very much a Russian art. Same with rap.
"It's bothered me for some time now, I wanted to say, it infuriates me: this fascination of modern urban youth with rap, but when I try to dig into this business more closely, I'll chat with my son, listen to what he's listening to, and read, and I get the feeling that soon we'll be saying that rap is Russian art," Medinsky was quoted by Russian news agencies are saying. "Of course, it was born somewhere in America, but its flourishing occurred with us, of course."
Medinsky also said he told his son that Mayakovsky -- whose avant-garde poetry in the 1910s and 1920s made him a darling of the new Bolshevik leaders of the Soviet Union -- was in fact the first rapper.
"And now he's going around in class telling everyone that. And they're reading Mayakovsky and they all agree," he said.
Then again this is a man who has some other wacky ideas, including nefarious U.S. government ties to Netflix. You can read more about those on RFERL.

discussed the possibility that Netflix was a way for the US government plot to take over the world's tv sets.

And a short video of his oh-so-rapper-like poetry. Not.

Mayakovsky wound up committing suicide at the age of 36 possibly as a result of unrequited love.

One of his poems A Cloud In Trousers, from the prologue:

Your thoughts,
dreaming on a softened brain,
like an over-fed lackey on a greasy settee,
with my heart's bloody tatters I'll mock again;
impudent and caustic, I'll jeer to superfluity.

Of Grandfatherly gentleness I'm devoid,
there's not a single grey hair in my soul!
Thundering the world with the might of my voice,
I go by – handsome,
Well, maybe this is a little rapperesque.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Pakistani Christian Woman Asia Bibi Still Waiting For Verdict On Final Death Penalty Appeal

Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who has been rotting away in jail on Death Row since 2010 for blasphemy, will soon find out if the Islamist fanatics of that country will get their wish. Unbelievably, death for blaspheming Prophet Mohammad is still part of Pakistan's penal code.

Back in 2009 Bibi was working in the fields picking berries when an argument ensued after her Muslim coworkers took offense when she allegedly drank water from the same container. Or handled the bowl. Or something. Stories differ, so who knows what the actual truth is. But after the quarrel, the Muslim women ran to the local cleric claiming Bibi had blasphemed. Whether she did or not is irrelevant, it's a barbaric practice that should be abolished but continues to this day. In fact, hardliners are calling for stricter enforcement of the law.

 Over the past 8 years there have been a series of appeals all of which have failed. This was the final one, and though the Supreme Court has actually made a decision, they are waiting to announce the verdict. This could be good news, but considering the hardliners are gaining numbers, I tend to think it's not. According to the DailyMail:

On Wednesday Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP), a hardline religious political party -- which had a strong showing in nationwide elections earlier this year -- said in a press conference aired via YouTube that if she was freed the justices responsible would meet a "horrible" end.
That's not just an idle threat, people have been assassinated for trying to reform that part of Pakistani  law. And more often than not, angry mobs take the law into their own hands. Back in 2014 I wrote about a Pakistani Christian husband and wife who were beaten to death and then burned for allegedly desecrating a Quran. And a governor back in 2011 was killed for opposing the law and supporting Bibi.

There are some in Pakistan who believe that the blasphemy law needs to go the way of the dinosaurs, but few have the courage to lobby for change because they could wind up dead. That's what happened to Salmaan Taseer in 2011. The politician and businessman, who was governor of Punjab at the time, was murdered by Mumtaz Qadri, one of his bodyguards, because Taseer was very vocal about his opposition to the blasphemy law. Taseer was also asking for a pardon for Aasia Bibi. He was shot 27 times with a sub-machine gun. And who was considered the hero? Qadri. He even got a mosque named after him. In a middle-class neighbourhood, to boot.
She could ask the President for clemency, but there's no way she could remain in the country. She and her family would be sitting targets, but the hardliners are trying to prevent her from leaving.

Separately on Wednesday, a former spokesman for Islamabad's notorious Red Mosque moved to prevent Bibi from leaving the country by petitioning the capital's High Court to put her on the no-fly list.
Hard to believe that in the 21st century there are brutal, inhumane laws that still exist, supported by blood-lusting religious fanatics.

Read more at Christian Post, and News18.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Halloweeners over 13 could get jail or fined for 'Trick or Treating'

It appears Halloween has now become a target of the scaredy-cat, bah-humbug scrooge crowd and age restrictions are now being implemented in some cities across the nation. Not only that, in Chesapeake, Virginia, anyone over the age of 12 could land up to a 6 month jail term, and a $25.00 to $100.00 fine. Yep, "Trick or Treating" could get a young teen a misdemeanour charge.  Newport News and Norfolk, also in Virginia, have similar restrictions.

Are 13 and 14-year-olds no longer considered kids? I remember trick or treating, many moons ago, when I was 16. They claim they are trying to prevent any mischief, but come on.

And that's not all. According to Care2 Causes:

A bunch of towns in North Carolina cut kids off by 12 or 13. In Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey, trick-or-treaters can’t exceed 12 and there’s a strict curfew ending the festivities by 7 p.m. — it’s barely dark by then!

Care2 has a petition you can sign.

More here.

If kids want to have a little fun begging for candy, let 'em!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Quiz- Which President is your twin

On a lighter note, here's a fun little 30 question quiz on the website How Stuff Works. You don't have to sign up for anything, share your email, give access to anything.

Take the quiz to find out which president, past or present, you are most closely aligned with.

Take the quiz here.

I got Thomas Jefferson. Go figure.

The Unhinged Left In Their Own Words- Latest RNC GOP Ad Video

The RNC's latest ad demonstrates just how "unhinged" the left has become, and it's getting  progressively worse with each Trump win. Unhingedness can eventually lead to violence- we're seeing it now in the anti-Kavanaugh protests. And remember what happened last year to Congressman Steve Scalise and several others, when an unhinged left-wing activist opened fire  on bunch of Republicans at baseball practice? They survived, but one day someone is going to get killed, and I will hold responsible every celeb, journalist and politician who encouraged others to violence.

Even California Rep Maxine Waters urged her supporters to harass Trump officials wherever they might happen to be. (See video below) That kind of encouragement is irresponsible and extremely dangerous, especially coming from a politician. Shame on her!

We've already seen Trump officials being harassed, demeaned, chased out of restaurants. I didn't realize there were so many, but here's a list that doesn't even include the latest on Ted Cruz.

What is happening to this country? I don't recall the right ever being as hateful as this during the 8 years of Obama.

Friday, October 05, 2018

Silencing and Censoring Conservative Voices- It Happened To Me!

I consider myself a moderate, always have. So I never thought I'd see the day that any of my social media accounts would be censored. But it happened. Today. On Twitter.

I haven't been blogging or Tweeting for a good long while, since caregiving my mom these past 4 plus years has taken its toll as far as time commitment goes. Plus taking care of someone else leaves one less than inspired to sit down and write. But recent events, including the upcoming midterms and the upswing in uber progressive candidates winning primaries, and the current Kavanaugh travesty, I felt compelled to get back into it.

So I've been Tweeting. A LOT these past few weeks. And today was no exception. It's hard not to respond to liberal tools who have their heads so firmly stuck in the sand of ignorance.

 I was on Twitter for a while after breakfast, took a break, did an errand, and was inspired to thank Sen Susan Collins for her speech this afternoon when I noticed something odd on my page- it wasn't refreshing, and every time I tried to tweet the Senator, I got the following message:

Automated? What? I was totally flummoxed because I don't use any kind of software to post for me. I use my little fingers and my keyboard to write. I'm certainly not a spammer- I wish they'd all curl up and die. I have no malicious intent- trying to enlighten liberals I consider a service not malice.

I googled and figured I must have been 'locked out' for some unknown reason.  I immediately contacted Twitter and received the following message from some unknown Twitter entity:

Your account appears to have exhibited automated behavior that violates the Twitter Rules:
In order to continue safely using Twitter, please follow these steps:
Log in to your account on the web or open your Twitter app (iOS or Android).
You’ll see a prompt letting you know your account has been locked. Click or tap “Start”.
Select your country/region from the drop down menu, and then enter your phone number.
Click “Send code” and Twitter will send you a text message with a confirmation code (note that your standard message rates may apply).
Enter the code you received in the “Your code” box and click “Submit”.
You will see a confirmation message that your account is now unlocked.
Once you confirm your identity, it may take up to a few minutes for your account to be unlocked.
If you’re still experiencing an issue after confirming your identity, please reply to this message and provide us with specific details of the problem you're experiencing. We’ll do our best to help!
Twitter Support
I have a measly 178 followers, quite a few of whom have followed me from my recent Twitter posts and comments. I have reciprocated. Certainly not enough to have violated Twitter TOS. And I have done nothing else out of the ordinary.

None of their suggestions work. No prompt. Nothing. My page is stuck in locked down mode. I can see it, but I can't do anything with it. I wrote back and am now awaiting another response.

This is what I see when I use another unrelated Twitter account.

Maybe I was flagged by one or more of those liberals I was trying to educate and enlighten.  Or maybe it was Twitter censoring me, but censoring it most definitely is. I'm sure this would not have happened had I not been standing up for Brett Kavanaugh.

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Rapper Hip Hop Artist AnOmaly's Latest Song "I Like Trump"

Not my favorite genre of music but kudos to AnOmaly- a young rapper/hip hop artist and former Bernie Sander's supporter who last year saw the light and jumped ship- for releasing a pro-Trump song titled "I Like Trump."


"All these rappers complain about taxes
But don’t realize who tax ‘em
Under control of the mind, got the culture hijacked
& the people moving backwards
Kanye be trying to tell you the truth…
But the critics still slashed him.."

In this viral video he explains why a Democrat who supported Jill Stein and then voted for Bernie Sanders now supports Donald Trump.

From Gateway Pundit:

Observing the media attempt to manipulate the 2016 presidential election, prompted An0maly to speak out on social media.

“I just got tired of the media basically lying about everything,” he said. “I saw how deceptive they were and how much control they had and how much they were fighting against independent voices and quite frankly the truth — so I started putting out my own. I had a couple of hundred million views or so in the last year or two.”

Besides being a singer he also considers himself a news analyst.

Well done young man!

His Facebook Page.

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Dummies For Liberals- Joke of the day

For a little levity- though it really is nothing to laugh about- I present a different take on the "For Dummies" books.

"Dummies For Liberals"

In case you can't read what the meme says:

Learn to:

-believe your own bullshit
-gaslight and manipulate others
-find joy in destroying the families you hate
-hate the country with pride
-attack conservatives in public
-abuse the kids of public officials to win an election
-use emotional blackmail
-break laws instead of change them
-report someone who has hurt your feelings

I'll add one:

-destroy a man's life for political gain

I am so sick of them all.