Talk About Government Over Reach!

by Jack

The State of California passed legislation last year and Governor Brown signed it into law  that makes it mandatory for all healthcare workers complete a class on Lesbian, Bi-sexual, Gay and Transgendered issues, most often this cost is born by the employee.   The legislation was in response to several polling’s that indicated concerns among the LBGT community that they [might] become discriminated against in the healthcare industry, especially as their population reaches retirement home age.

LBGT Educational Classes – Where does the money go and who regulates the content of the training?  At this point we really don’t know.  However, what we do know for a fact is, failure to comply will result in termination of employment, a fine of $1000, loss of credentialing and imprisonment up to one year.   I guess in jail the offender will have time to re-think their religious objection then get their mind right.

What egregious violation of this new law can get you thrown into the gulag?  A number of things, but here is one example: Failure to use the correct pronoun.  That’s right, if a healthcare worker fails to use the proper salutation they can be terminated, prosecuted, fined and jailed.  On balance the Democratic state Sen. Scott Wiener, has argued adamantly that nobody is going to be criminally prosecuted for using the wrong pronoun.  “It’s just more scare tactics by people who oppose all LGBT civil rights and protections,” he said in a statement last month.  Nevertheless, the language is still there.

What about a religious exception?  It doesn’t matter if the worker in question objects to this training on religious grounds or moral grounds.  There are no exceptions.  They have no choice, either they take the class as it is offered or they are no longer employable in their chosen profession.  The State has ruled – so you will just have to trust the crazy socialist government of California to be fair and reasonable as to when they chose to use their heavy hand.

Greg Burt of the California Family Council said, “How can you believe in free speech, but think the government can compel people to use certain pronouns when talking to others?” he said to the California Assembly Judiciary Committee in August, according to CBN News.   He was one of the few voices that opposed this legislation early on.

I don’t necessarily fault the stated motive, I get it.  But, I do fault their method.  Whenever government is allowed to dictate how we think, regardless of their reasons, we have lost our way and we are no longer a free country.  And lets not lose sight of the fact this law came into being because of a feeling that some LGBT people might be discriminated against, not that they were discriminated against.  If they had been, the discrimination laws would have kicked in, but this new law goes a step beyond and gets into the realm of the thought police, that scares the Hell out of me.

PS  How come an ANTIFA demonstrator can name call and makes vile threats against a Trump supporter and it’s ok, we call it freedom of speech.  But, if a nurse calls a transgender by the wrong pronoun, they can be jailed?

 

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The Liberal Gang Looks for Every Concievable Angle to Get at Trump

by Jack

The Gang of Millions, those left-wingers in network TV, news anchors, talk show hosts, Hollywood in general, college professors in particular, those countless leftwing political hacks, those brain dead democrats, race-baiters, anarchist trolls, Antifa, et al, they all conspire in one form or another to say something nasty about President Trump 24/7, hoping somehow it will reverse his election.

This emotionally and fanatically driven “Gang of Millions” will go to virtually any lengths to find something or invent something that would taint his character and create ill will amongst the nations voters and electorate.  Their false outrage is so out of proportion it’s almost comical.  These kooky liberals didn’t give this kind of relentless attention to Al Qaida after 9-11 or ISIS for the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children in over 20 countries!  But, if somebody says Trump spat on the sidewalk 30 years ago…Katie bar the doors.

Here we go again.  In another fact-less attempt at character assassination comes this one:  “He used the N-word on the set of his television show, the Apprentice, sometime, not sure when, but he did it.”  Really?  And for that we’ve got headlines in newspapers, op-ed pieces excoriating Trump and talk shows queuing up the experts to discuss an unsupported allegation?  But, when they invited a black State Senator to weigh-in and give Trump what for…they got just the opposite.

A Georgia state lawmaker said he would not have an issue if President Donald Trump used the n-word in the past and argued that holding a president accountable for mistakes made before entering office would “set a bad precedent.”

“I will always say using the n-word is wrong, and it’s bad, and should never be accepted in our society. But just because (Trump) might have done it years ago, not as our president, doesn’t mean we need to continue to berate him because he used it,” GOP state Sen. Michael Williams, who is white, told CNN’s Victor Blackwell on “New Day Saturday.” Williams said it is “always wrong to use that word,” but that Trump, as President, has not used that word.  He added, “To hold somebody accountable for something he did years ago as our president today, I think it sets a bad precedent.”

His was a fresh perspective, a lone voice of sanity standing apart from the lynch mob. What else can I say that would add to it?  Probably nothing, he said it all.  He was 100% right.  Thank you Sen. Williams -  I rest my case.  Next.

PS Oh, and you can bet, there will be a next case, because the left isn’t even warmed up yet.

 

 

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Facts About A top Secret Security Clearance

by Jack

Under normal conditions a top secret (TS) security clearance is good for 5 years. If a TS holder switches jobs and no longer requires a TS clearance, it is automatically put on suspension for the next 2 years or until the 5th year, whichever comes first. If it is required within that time frame, it can be easily reactivated. However, if it goes beyond the 5th year a new background check must be done by the FBI. Each time a TS background check is done it costs the taxpayers about $175,000. People who leave places like the CIA or the military, to go into private contracting, are not normally entitled to a taxpayer funded background check.  However, there are exceptions.  If for example, they are a key government sub-contractor.

When the White House revoked the TS clearances of Brennen (ex-CIA) shown on left, Comey (ex-FBI, Strzok (ex-FBI), et al, it was done in accordance within the protocols establish decades ago.

These former officials had no further access to classified materials and as a result, their TS clearance was placed on suspension, but it would have expired on the last day of the 24th month that it was not in use anyway. Security Clearances are the property of the US gov., not the individual that they were issued too. It’s always been that way.

FBI Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe lost his clearance and was fired for (3) three separate violation’s of the FBI Code of Conduct / Code of Ethics. Lack of candor under oath. Lack of candor when not under oath. Improper disclosure of non-public information to the media.

McCabe lost his TS clearance immediately after being fired, as was right to do under the circumstances. There have been other FBI agents that have lost their TS clearance for other breaches in the code of conduct. Drunk driving for example can get an agent fired. Moral turpitude can also be cause for firing and loss of TS clearance. Speaking in public against the Commander-in-Chief while in the military or in Federal Law Enforcement, is a terminable offense and possible jail time for military personnel. For them, it is covered in the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Military and all law enforcement officers absolutely do not have the same freedom of speech rights that a regular citizen has, it’s part of the job requirement and it always has been. For example a Federal Agent can not take part in a civil protest against the President or the government. They can not publish criticisms of the President or denounce the USA. They must remain A-political for obvious reasons. These are all documented, time tested events that will lead violators to an immediate termination of employment and loss of clearances.

President Trump did not politicize anything to do with revoking of TS clearances. The people in question did. They brought that on themselves and they should have expected their TS clearance to be rescinded, this is SOP and has been for decades.

Who in their right mind would want a strongly biased (former) law enforcement official or CIA agent to have access to highly sensitive documents that could be used to undermine a duly elected President?

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America Was Never Great?

Posted by Tina

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told a group of people at a bill-signing event yesterday that America was never great, apparently in an attempt to disparage Trumps MAGA slogan:

“We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great,” Cuomo said, to an awkward blend of gasps and chuckles.

“We have not reached greatness, we will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged, we will reach greatness when discrimination and stereotyping against women, 51 percent of our population, is gone and every woman’s full potential is realized and unleashed and every woman is making her full contribution,” he said

What a complete a$$!

I guess I’m not the only one who thinks so. A little later a spokesperson for Quomo issued a statement:

“The Governor believes America is great and that her full greatness will be fully realized when every man, woman, and child has full equality. America has not yet reached its maximum potential,” Cuomo’s press secretary, Dani Lever, said in a statement. “When the President speaks about making America great again – going back in time – he ignores the pain so many endured and that we suffered from slavery, discrimination, segregation, sexism and marginalized women’s contributions. The Governor believes that when everyone is fully included and everyone is contributing to their maximum potential, that is when America will achieve maximum greatness.”

Translation: “…Ah, yeah, he shouldn’t have dumped on America like that so, here, let me blow some smoke up your bumm to make you feel better…”

I’d like to ask this twit how Quomo and the Democrats plan to make every criminal, panhandler, and chronic heroin user (citizens all) feel “fully included”…and how do they plan to see to it that those who choose to live a low life are “contributing to their maximum potential?” What they describe is perfection that can never be reached as long as humans are flawed their natural flawed selves…free will…free choice. Democrat policy seem to be hell bent on feeding the flaws. Succees is less than 2% growth and lots of needy dependent people.

Trump was elected with a slogan, MAGA, that offered real hope and change for many Americans who had suffered greatly for years under Obama’s Democrat socialist policies. Americans had been told that his lousy economy was the “new normal”…that stronger growth just might not be possible and they should just accept it. Food stamps were the crumbs they offered to compensate for the bad economy and worthless health care.

What has happened since Trump said he would make America great again? This month 4.1% GDP growth was announced. Today The Wall Street Journal reported that youth unemployment “fell to it’s lowest level in more than 50 years!” Wages are beginning to rise…WalMart Exec’s announced today, “This is the Best Economy for Our Customers in Decades” Makes sense unemployment levels for all groups are way down and people finally have some extra money in their pockets to spend. A Rasmussen report issued this week found Trumps job approval rating among blacks has doubled from last year to 36%. And there is so much more going on every day as Trumps administration works to solve problems. Imagine if Americans worked as hard in their own families and communities to make America great?

Trump is restoring America to the greatness that the American people, living in freedom under our beautiful Constitution, have created and can create through hard work and creativity. He is restoring America to the strong nation that has been a defender of freedom and equality, not just here in America, but in nations all across the globe.

No nation is perfect but America is unique in all the world…a very special place that we should all be proud to call home. I suggest those who are trapped in the grievance business, trapped in the protest game, trapped in failed socialist ideals get off that bandwagon and take advantage the freedoms they already possess to build whatever life they desire. Nobody in America is subjected to discrimination that cannot be overcome with imagination and hard work. The Old South closed lunch counter does not exist. If a woman wants to become CEO then let her start a business and grow it into something she can be proud to cal her own…by her own effort.You are not your feelings people…get out of your heads and get to work! And for heavens sake…learn the valuable lesson that words cannot hurt you or stop you unless you choose to let them.

Quomo and company don’t appreciate what they have here in America and care only about gaining and keeping power over other people. Quomo has hinted at running for president in 2020.

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Trump Yanks John Brennan’s Security Clearance

Posted by Tina

The former CIA director under Barack Obama, John Brennan had his security clearance revoked today by the White House. The Prsident’s full statement is available at FOX News. House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders read a statement to the press that included the following:

Brennan “has a history that calls his credibility into question.” …

… Brennan had been “leveraging” the clearance to make “wild outbursts” and claims against the Trump administration in the media.

“The president has a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information and who has access to it, and that’s what he’s doing is fulfilling that responsibility in this action.”

Others have been placed on a list for consideration to remove their security clearances: “…former FBI director James Comey; former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe; former director of national intelligence James Clapper; former national security adviser Susan Rice and former CIA director Michael Hayden.”

Justice Department official Bruce Ohr, former FBI agent Peter Strzok (who was fired from the bureau last week) and former FBI general counsel Lisa Page were added to the list on Wednesday.

FOX reported statements by prominent Democrats. Follow the second link to read them…I gotta run!

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Corrupt FBI Agent Peter Strzok Fired!

Posted by Tina

Well it took long enough but today the arrogant FBI agent who collaborated to exonerate Hillary Clinton so she could run for president, conspired with others to destroy Trump’s bid for president, and then, after Trump won, worked overtime to destroy the Trump presidency has been fired. I hope he’s also feeling enough heat to lawyer up.

The IG report is likely the basis for Strzok’s firing:

The Department of Justice Inspector General report on the Hillary investigation was highly critical of Strzok, stating that his texts “potentially indicated or created the appearance that investigative decisions were impacted by bias or improper considerations,” and added that Strzok’s behavior “not only indicative of a biased state of mind but, even more seriously, implies a willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate’s electoral prospects.” The report found that Strzok’s decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over the Hillary investigation could have been biased: “Under these circumstances, we did not have confidence that Strzok’s decision to prioritize the Russia investigation over following up on the Midyear-related investigative lead discovered on the Weiner laptop was free from bias.” The report concluded that Strzok’s activities were “antithetical to the core values of the FBI and the Department of Justice.”

At this point we do not know what this means for the Mueller investigation and related matters. Key questions include: Was information gathered improperly? Were FISA warrants improperly ordered and obtained? Can anything be done regarding the sham investigation and exoneration in the Hillary email case? Is the entire Mueller investigation a sham, as President Trump has suggested?

Given the warrants to spy on Carter Page (Trump campaign) were largely based on the phony Steele dossier obtained through corrupt means and misrepresented to the FISA judge, I’d say the President has a point.

The time has come for the whole ugly mess to see the light of day. This firing is appropriate but it certainly doesn’t satisfy the need for full disclosure of the corruption and criminality of the sordid group that conspired to manipulate and control the outcome of the election of 2016…and perhaps continues to this day in the form of the Mueller team “investigation.”

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Traveling the World on Bicycles – Tajikistan is Beautiful this Time of Year

by Jack

NYT -  “Asked why they had quit their office jobs and set off on a biking journey around the world, the young American couple offered a simple explanation: They had grown tired of the meetings and teleconferences, of the time sheets and password changes.

There’s magic out there, in this great big beautiful world,” wrote Jay Austin who, along with his partner, Lauren Geoghegan, gave his two weeks’ notice last year before shipping his bicycle to Africa.”  They were going to travel around the globe on their bicycles, soaking up all the joy, peace and love they could!     

Jay, a college grad from Georgetown, had previously lived in a 146 s.f. tiny house that he built by himself, before embarking on his epic travel.  He was able to save up a lot money from his government job for his travels and then he quit.  Things were going really well for the peace loving couple, despite the many flat tires and sore muscles from all that biking.

But, then came a fateful day when they would be slaughtered by terrorists.  Who knew?  We have terrorists in Muslim countries that hate Americans enough to kill them on sight? 

They were traveling on a very scenic mountain road in southwestern Tajikistan.   They were accompanied by several other similarly idealistic tourists from Norway and Sweden.   It was there, on July 29, that a car loaded with local Muslims noticed their smiling faces singing songs as they peddled away.  The angry men inside the car were unknown to Jay and the others, but these guys had recently pledged to kill infidels for ISIS!   It’s just one of those things that folks like Jay could have seen coming.  

Anyway, the car stopped.  Then it made an abrupt U-turn and sped back towards the unsuspecting bicyclists, all riding in single file.  As the car suddenly swerved into them the bikers were frozen in disbelief, apparently unable to dive out of the way in time.   The car  smashed head on into them, one after the other, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, killing 4, including our American couple! 

The same Muslim terrorists later released a grainy cell phone video showing their heroic dirty deed done for ISIS. They have not been charged with a crime and probably never will be. Why?  Because they live Tajikistan!   Muslims make up a little over 98.4% of the population.  So what do you think will happen?  My guess is nothing..

In Tajikistan the terrorists don’t believe in tiny houses designed to save the planet, but they do believe in killing infidels for ISIS. Too bad that little detail wasn’t mentioned in their travel brochure.  If it had been, they might have fallen back on a Plan B, like petting polar bears in the arctic or playing tag with great whites off the coast of Australia, who knows, but it would be infinitely better than bicycling, unarmed, through Tajikistan. 

In Jay last blog entry, he wrote,, “By and large, humans are kind, self-interested sometimes, myopic sometimes but kind, generous and wonderful and kind. No greater revelation has come from our journey than this”.  And that my friends is,as they say, “famous last words.”   

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Omarosa Secretly Recorded Chief of Staff

by Jack

Omarosa . . . 

“Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel on Sunday suggested former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman may face criminal charges for recording Chief of Staff John Kelly in the situation room. “Who in their right mind thinks it’s appropriate to secretly record the White House chief of staff in the Situation Room?” McDaniel asked in a tweet. “Secretly recording conversations in the Situation Room isn’t just wildly inappropriate, it’s a threat to our national security. If she broke federal law, she should be prosecuted,” she added in a subsequent tweet.”

I could not agree more! If Newman’s defense is to be ignorance, then that underscores the reasons she should have been fired, but it does not let her off the hook!    END

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Deadly Pathogens in Cannibis Food Products?

by Jack

It seems like edible cannabis is available everywhere these days. Dispensaries are popping up around the country, and people can easily purchase edible marijuana online, including on popular e-retail sites like Etsy and Amazon. It’s available in a variety of forms, including capsules, lollipops, gummy bears, cookies, chocolate bars and brownies. All you have to do is place an order and, in many states, the marijuana can be delivered right to your mailbox, quickly and conveniently.

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