Obama’s Japanese Peacemaking Marred by Inaccuracies and Attitude

Posted by Tina

Our president is in playing peacemaker. Making such gestures is thoughtful but perhaps better left to diplomats. Speaking to our shared better angels is fine but as the leader of our nation (cough cough) he has no business ignoring significant facts and rewriting history to placate and assume moral equivalence. President fails to to come across for one very simple reason, he just can’t let go of a core need to ridicule America.

According to Obama, the decision to drop the bomb followed the old pattern of war made from, “…humanity’s worst instincts, including,”nationalist fervor or religious zeal,” and was “amplified by new capabilities without new constraints.”

Nationalist fervor and religious zeal had NOTHING to do with the decision to drop bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Nor was it the result of some tribal instinct or imperialist desire to oppress. The decision came strictly from reasoning and a strong humane desire to limit casualties for both sides in a war we did not start.

His decision to make this speech on the eve of our Memorial Day, when we honor the thousands of Americans sacrificed in war, including the WWII Pacific front, is particularly offensive.

Obama has fought the terrorist enemy from a reluctant, morally equivalent stance. But the truth that all people have the same capacity for aggression does not mean we share the guilt for those who actually choose to act aggressively or should refrain from aggressively defeating them. It’s unsettling that Obama, and those he represents, do not recognize or honor the America that has acted as defender and liberator for the victims of oppressive leaders who use war to conquer and oppress.

This blind spot, or whatever you’d call it, should exclude any similar candidate from ever serving as our Commander-in-Chief…let us take note.

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Trump Has Surpassed the Delegate Count

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Donald Trump now has secured one delegate more that required to win the Republican nomination. ABC reports on the AP story:

Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign.

Trump was put over the top in the Associated Press delegate count by a small number of the party’s unbound delegates who told the AP they would support him at the national convention in July. Among them is Oklahoma GOP chairwoman Pam Pollard.

“I think he has touched a part of our electorate that doesn’t like where our country is,” Pollard said. “I have no problem supporting Mr. Trump.”

It takes 1,237 delegates to win the Republican nomination. Trump has reached 1,238. With 303 delegates at stake in five state primaries on June 7, Trump will easily pad his total, avoiding a contested convention in Cleveland.

This is true across the spectrum of voters. People aren;t happy with the state of the country or the direction we’ve taken and they want and need relief from radical left policies that are ruining the economy, our military, and our sense of shared identity. Example: The Conservative Tree House bothered to interview Latino voters for Trump. Check out the video at the link and keep these people in mind the next time the media talks about minority groups who won’t vote for Trump. The truth is, lefty Latinos won’t vote for Trump and they, like Hillary and Bernie (Biden and Warren) represent all that’s gone wrong in America. They want to see America be great again.

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Bad Media! Couric Gun Violence Documentary “Deceptively Edited”‘

Posted by Tina

A documentary on gun violence hosted by Katie Couric was apparently edited to deceptively place people in the documentary in a negative light. The producer claims he didn’t intend, “to make anyone look bad.” He’s got to be either incredibly biased or ignorant…which do you suspect? See video at the link. The audio in question is at the 21:48 mark:

Couric can be heard in the interview asking activists from the group, “If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?”

The documentary then shows the activists sitting silently for nine awkward seconds, unable to provide an answer. It then cuts to the next scene.

However, raw audio of the interview between Katie Couric and the activists provided to the Washington Free Beacon shows the scene was deceptively edited. Instead of silence, Couric’s question is met immediately with answers from the activists. A back and forth between a number of the league’s members and Couric over the issue of background checks proceeds for more than four minutes after the original question is asked.

The documentary, “Under the Gun,” has been criticized and labeled as “dishonest politicking in the guise of media coverage,” “loose with the facts,” and “a full-length assault on guns and the Second Amendment” by those in the gun community. Phillip Van Cleve, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense league, said the edited segment was “unbelievable and extremely unprofessional.”

Why do they continue to do this in this age of alternative media? Because there will always be those who will buy into the deception. Pretty sleazy journalism for a so-called professional outfit.

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This Guy Could Sink Hillary’s Chances for Presidency

by Jack

The Romanian hacker who claimed he easily breached Hillary Clinton’s email server pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to two counts of computer hacking charges, as part of a deal with the Justice Department.

In exchange for a reduced sentence, Marcel Lehel Lazar – also known as Guccifer — has agreed to cooperate with federal authorities in the future.

Lazar pleaded guilty to the unauthorized access of a protected computer and aggravated identity theft, counts tied to his illegal intrusion into systems belonging to former U.S. government officials, including former Clinton adviser Sidney Blumenthal and former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Under the deal, Lazar faces seven years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines.

Cont- The same source said Guccifer’s breach of Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal’s account – which was connected to his indictment in the U.S., and which first exposed the .Clintonemail account — put national defense information at risk.

“[Hillary Clinton’s] gross negligence allowed this material to get out to an adversary,” the source said. “Through her communications with Blumenthal, [Clinton] contributed exposure and risk.” For full story click here.

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Who Is Behind the Protesting at Trump Rallies?

by Jack

protesttrump45Aside from the adult-kids playing anarchist and throwing rocks at cops and windows, guess who was behind the protest signage and organizing of the really hard core protesters?

Right, you guessed it.  It’s the old communist party in disguise of new socialists.  These tyranny brokers are still here and they still adamantly refuse to accept that capitalism is infinitely better than communism.   But, they have a whole new generation of suckers to play too, thanks to immigration issues and race-card exploiting.  Anytime their are people who think they are victims you will have communists willing to reinforcement that and tell them why they are victims!

Oh sure, the call themselves socialists, but a horse’s patoot by any other name is still a horse’s patoot.   If you read the propaghanda at their websites they make it pretty clear they are really nothing more than updated communists.

Take a look at this protest organizer site, click here.  Here’s another, the Red Nation.

During the cold war the communists always attached themselves to things like labor movements and used racism allegations to divide and conquer. Well, they’re still at it and little has changed.  It’s amazing how gullible some people can be.

“Protesters threw rocks and bottles at police officers who responded with pepper spray outside a rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump in Albuquerque, New Mexico, police said.

Hundreds of protesters tried to storm the convention center in New Mexico’s biggest city, knocking down barricades and throwing objects at a door and then hurling rocks and bottles at mounted police in riot gear, the Albuquerque Police Department said on Twitter on Tuesday and video posted online showed.

Several police officers were injured, the police tweeted.

Protesters chanted anti-Trump slogans, held anti-Trump signs and waved Mexican flags before the demonstration descended into chaos with some protesters standing on top of police cars.” Reuters

Question: How does damaging public/private property, hurling stones, damaging police cars and waving the Mexican flag endear Americans to the cause of poor Mexicans trying to sneak in to our country?

I really think they need to rethink their strategy, because they are only picking up votes for Donald Trump. Their actions support exactly what Trump is saying about deportation of illegals causing trouble here.

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State Department Report on Hillary Emails Out – Gawker Piles On

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The State Department has released findings in it’s investigation of the Hillary email scandal. The report is bad news for Hillary. An AP story aired by ABC News indicates disregard for the nations security:

The 78-page analysis, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, says Clinton ignored clear directives. She never sought approval to conduct government business over private email, and never demonstrated the server or the Blackberry she used while in office “met minimum information security requirements.”

Twice in 2010, information management staff at the State Department raised concerns that Clinton’s email practices failed to meet federal records-keeping requirements. The staff’s director responded that Clinton’s personal email system had been reviewed and approved by legal staff, “and that the matter was not to be discussed any further.”

The audit found no evidence of a legal staff review or approval. It said any such request would have been denied by senior information officers because of security risks.

The inspector general’s inquiry was prompted by revelations of Clinton’s email use, a subject that has dogged her presidential campaign.

An attempt was made to soften the seriousness of her actions by noting that other secretaries had used private email. None of those, however, were accused of sending sensitive material in private emails or delberately using a private server. Clinton’s practices were singled out as, “more serious than her predecessors.”:

“By Secretary Clinton’s tenure, the department’s guidance was considerably more detailed and more sophisticated,” the report concluded. “Secretary Clinton’s cybersecurity practices accordingly must be evaluated in light of these more comprehensive directives.”

The State Department audit noted several incidents that contradict statements made by Hillary and her apologists:

The audit said a Clinton aide had to shut down the server on Jan. 9, 2011, because he believed “someone was trying to hack us.” Later that day, he said: “We were attacked again so I shut (the server) down for a few min.”

The next day, a senior official told two of Clinton’s top aides not to email their boss “anything sensitive,” saying she could “explain more in person.”

On CBS’ “Face the Nation” this month, Clinton said, “I’ve made it clear that I’m more than ready to talk to anybody, anytime. And I’ve encouraged all of (my staff) to be very forthcoming.”

The audit said three of her closest State Department aides — Mills, Abedin and policy chief Jake Sullivan — declined interview requests.

Cheryl Mills and deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin have recently been questioned by the FBI as they enter the final stage in their investigation. As if the careless use of a private server wasn’t enough on Hillary’s plate, the FBI email investigation has expanded to include the Clinton Foundation. And if that isn’t enough, Gawker discovered a “sordid, transactional relationship between Hillary Clinton and the press” in her emails:

The emails were obtained by Gawker as part of a large Freedom of Information Act request it made back in 2012. They show a 2009 exchange between Marc Ambinder, then-politics editor of The Atlantic, and Philippe Reines, a close assistant and adviser to Clinton during her days as Secretary of State.

Ambinder asked Reines for an advance copy of a speech Clinton was scheduled to give at the Council on Foreign Relations. Rather than simply say yes or no, Reines cut a deal with Ambinder, turning over the speech provided Ambinder agreed to three conditions:

1) You in your own voice describe [the speech] as “muscular”

2) You note that a look at the CFR seating plan shows that all the envoys — from [Richard] Holbrooke to [George] Mitchell to [Dennis] Ross — will be arrayed in front of her, which in your own clever way you can say certainly not a coincidence and meant to convey something

3) You don’t say you were blackmailed!

Ambinder agrees in the exchange, and his subsequent article shows that he followed Reines’ demands to the letter. Clinton’s speech is dubbed “muscular” in the second sentence, and the suggestive arrangement of Holbrooke, Mitchell, and Ross is noted immediately afterward. Ambinder never reveals that he was fulfilling demands made by Reines. In essence, in return for a scoop, Ambinder allowed Clinton’s team to dictate part of his coverage.

It’s going to be a long hot summer for the Democrat front runner.

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Jobs and the Economy – GOP Proposes Big Cuts to EPA

Posted by Tina

There’s no denying that the Environmental Protection agency has overstepped it’s authority over the past few years. Hopefully we will soon have some relief from the more egregious madates and regulations soon. The Washington Examiner has the details:

The Environmental Protection Agency could see its budget reduced $164 million from last year and have its staffing level drop to the lowest point since 1989.

The Interior and Environment Appropriations Bill released Tuesday would fund the EPA at $7.98 billion, almost $300 million less than what President Obama asked for in his budget request. That includes the agency’s regulatory budget being dropped $43 million from fiscal 2016 and $187 million below what Obama asked for in his fiscal 2017 request.

The total appropriations bill, which includes funding for the Department of Interior, EPA, U.S. Forest Service, Indian Health Service and other agencies is a total of about $32.1 billion. That’s $64 million less than last year and $1 billion below Obama’s request.

Interior Subcommittee Chairman Ken Calvert issued a statement:

“The EPA’s overreach continues to cause economic harm, and this bill denies funding for more job-killing regulators while providing necessary resources to effective programs that actually improve the environment and protect our natural resources.”

The bill includes provisions to block some EPA regulations: 1. The implementation of the Clean Power Plan, 2. New methane regulations, 3. The regulation of lead in ammunition and fishing tackle and, 4. The implementation of the Waters of the United States rule (currently blocked by a federal court.)

The bill does increase spending for authorities that cope with wildfires, lead contamination in drinking water, and the National Park Service and includes money and grants for improving drinking water infrastructure and drinking water systems. Follow the link for the exact figures.

Under the direction of Barack Obama the EPA has overstepped it’s authority. It’s about time the Congress re-established it’s authority and the balance of power. A little common sense must be applied to sustain human beings as well as the environment.

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RNC Announces Chairmen for Platform Committee – Trouble Ahead?

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The RNC has chosen Wyoming Sen. John Barrasso to serve as chairman of the Republican National Convention´s renamed platform committee, the “Committee on Resolutions.” Co-chairs will be filled by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin and North Carolina Congresswoman Virginia Foxx. Reince Priebus issued a statement:

“Sen. Barrasso, Gov. Fallin and Congresswoman Foxx have been dedicated leaders in our party for many years, and I am proud to have them heading up the Platform Committee. Writing the platform is a critical task, and as we enter one of the most important elections of our lifetime, our party is eager to lead an American resurgence by standing on our commitment to life, individual liberty, a strong national defense, and an economy that works for all Americans.”

Senator Barasso and Governor Fallin issued statements indicating they are eager to write a platform consistent with the will of the voters. Both have endorsed Trump. Foxx has not endorsed Trump and indicated she looked forward to, “working with all the delegates to write a unifying and substantive platform.” Foxx is up for reelection which may explain her reluctance to make a formal endorsement of Trump.

Some are expecting big clashes among Trump, Cruz, and Kasich delegates. There may be some heated discussions but I doubt there will be fireworks.

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Gov Gives Fine Money to Far Left Groups

by Jack

Well, well, well, government goes after banks for allegedly making loans to unqualified buyers (the banks say they were coerced into it by the government) and then when the fine money comes in, who does the government give it to? Not you bunky. They give it to the worst possible people!

Excerpted from the American Thinker: “Among the political activist groups favored favored by the settlements is La Raza, the nation’s largest Hispanic activist organization that routinely supports Democratic candidates and causes. Cecilia Munoz, a La Raza senior vice president, was appointed by Obama in 2012 to head the White House Domestic Policy Council.

La Raza is flush with money, reporting in 2013 to the IRS assets of $55 million. Janet Murguia, the group’s president and CEO was paid $417,000 that year, according to the group’s IRS tax return. Even so, La Raza is slated to receive at least $1 million from the Bank of America settlement and $500,000 from the Citigroup settlement.

Lisa Navarrete a spokeswoman for La Raza told The Daily Caller News Foundation that the group is one of 37 certified housing counseling agencies approved by HUD since 1998 during the Clinton administration. She said La Raza would pocket about 10 percent of the funds and the balance will go to local groups affiliated with La Raza to provide counseling for distressed Hispanic homeowners.

The Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan (MEChA) is also slated to receive $50,000 from the Bank of America settlement, according to Cause of Action.

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Clinton Campaign, Strange Bedfellows – Big Bucks

Posted by Tina

Hillary Clinton will apparently do anything, say anything, accept anyone or anything in her pursuit for power. It was revealed today that Banks and big corporations put $21.6 million in Hillary’s pocket for speaking fees. Iindustries and bankers sensing a Hillary shoe-in have climed on board the Hillary train. If you think greed is the sole motivator for these businesses, think again. Imagine healthcare under Hillary where independent companies are forced to comply uder single payer. As the NY Post writes, welcome to the “National Association of Chain Drug Stores ($225,000) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society ($225,500).

In other news we discover that one of the anti-Trump Christians heading up the Hillary Clinton Christian outreach was once a member of the radical group Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). Breitbart reports:

The Christian leader fronting the campaign to rally clergymen against Donald Trump is an aging Sixties radical who once belonged to the left-wing extremist group that birthed Bill Ayers’ Weathermen.

Jim Wallis, who heads the Washington-based liberal Christian advocacy group the Sojourners Community and publishes Sojourners magazine, serves as President Obama’s spiritual adviser. He also has a radical political past.

Wallis recently gained attention alongside 59 other religious leaders of various stripes when he signed a document entitled “Called To Resist Bigotry – A Statement of Faithful Obedience.” That document urges religious leaders to use the pulpit to oppose Trump

Follow the link to read his offensive screed. It’s typical of verbal tactics used by radical lefties to rile up people’s emotions and create an atmosphere of anger and hate. Never mind they don’t accurately reflect the totality of what Trump has said on any given subject, the game is to watch for a word or phrase that can be used to negatively portray the opposing candidate. It’s straight out of the same old progressive handbook: “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.”

Hillary is considered untrustworthy by 64% of voters. Her ties to big business and big money plus the nefarious avenues that have made her rich certainly haven’t helped her image in a time when the people are suspicious and angry about politics and business. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has gained momentum in polls, the two candidates now run neck and neck, within the margin of error, in an averaging of polls.

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