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While Promoting Their Book Praising a Transgender Woman, Hillary and Chelsea are Asked: Can a Woman Have Male Genitals?

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets supporters as former President Bill Clinton applauds during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

 

 

Can someone with a beard be a woman?

How about if they’re sportin’ the macho part that guys have “down there”?

These are questions recently asked, and not on an elementary school science test. Rather, they were put to Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea — at an event supporting their book in praise of chicks with intestinal fortitude.

One of the people championed in The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience is Danica Roem — the first man identifying as a woman to be elected to an American state legislature.

And while speaking with British reporter Decca Aitkenhead for a piece to be published in The Sunday Times, the two were quizzed on the aforementioned female adornments.

As noted by the Daily Mail, 39-year-old Chelsea didn’t have to think about it for even a sec:

“Yes.”

71-year-old Hillary, according to the DM, looked “uneasy.”

Here’s how Hil climbed it:

“Errr. I’m just learning about this. It’s a very big generational discussion, because this is not something I grew up with or ever saw. It’s going to take a lot more time and effort to understand what it means to be defining yourself differently.”

I’m just spitballin’ here, but I believe that was a genuine answer.

Here’s an interesting bit about female and male from the Mail:

According Aitkenhead’s account, she tells Hillary during the interview that many British feminists of Hillary’s generation have a problem with the idea that a ‘lesbian who doesn’t want to sleep with someone who has a penis is transphobic.’

Hillary nods in agreement, while Chelsea ‘stiffens and stares at me’, according to Aitkenhead.

The journalist then adds that many women of Hillary’s generation are uncomfortable with biological males sharing women’s bathrooms.

‘I would say that, absolutely,’ Hillary nods firmly. ‘Absolutely. Yes.’
That’s when Chelsea begins shooting a ‘furious stare’ at Aitkenhead, who points it out to her.

‘I’m a terrible actor’, Chelsea laughs.

Chelsea also expressed delight at the National Health Service’s new policy of assigning single-sex wards according to gender identity rather than biology:

“How can you treat someone if you don’t recognize who they feel and know in their core they are?”

She also Amen’d the entrance of men into women’s athletics:

“And I strongly support children being able to play on the sports teams that match their own gender identity. I think we need to be doing everything we can to support kids in being whoever they know themselves to be and discovering who they are.”

In the world of wokeness, Hillary’s no slouch herself — she recently explained her decision to say with Bill amid his exposed romps with Monica Lewinsky thusly:

“Sometimes, when your child has an issue — I had a friend a few years ago who called up and said ‘I don’t know who to talk to about this, but my little girl wants to be a boy. What do I do?’ And, you know, several of us kind of — we didn’t know what to do, we never had a friend who’d faced that before. Several of us kind of read everything and talked to people and gave her advice and it was really gutsy for her to say, ‘Okay, I’m going to respect the feelings of my child, as hard as it is for me to understand this.’”

But she seemed to slip with The Sunday Times, and I’d expect there to be a backlash to her response:

“I think you’ve got to be sensitive to how difficult this is. There are women who’d say [to a man identifying as a woman], ‘You know what, you’ve never had the kind of life experiences that I’ve had. So I respect who you are, but don’t tell me you’re the same as me.’ I hear that conversation all the time.”

It’s dicy territory, but maybe she’s actually right — she does believe in being “gutsy.”

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Chick-fil-A and In-N-Out Burger: A New Business Model Based on Values?

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Chick-fil-A isn’t the only large company making the news for its Christian outlook. My good friend and associate, Brandon Morse notes that In-N-Out Burger Joins Chick-Fil-A As A Company That Openly Celebrates Its Christian Values.

If you remember, Chick-fil-A has been under constant attack from the left over its founder Truett Cathy’s Christian values. Specifically, he believes that the physical practice of the disorder known as homosexuality is a sin. From that one personal view, the left has organized boycotts and sit-ins at Chick-Fi-A locations. It has bullied local authorities into denying permits or location access for new restaurants. One case in point is the San Antonio Airport Authority refusing to allow a Chick-fil-A store in its retail area. Even some colleges, like Rider University in New Jersey, have banned the restaurant from the campus.

Interestingly, Chick-fil-A doesn’t discriminate at all in its hiring or customer service practices. They merely serve good chicken at a fair price and always with a smile. They also appear to live their Christian values. It seems every other week I see a story here or there about some Chick-fil-A employee going the extra mile for a customer, sometimes even at extreme risk to his own life.

Chick-fil-A employees even live those values when egregiously provoked. Turning the other cheek isn’t just a Gospel verse to them. They actually practice it. Many of you have seen the viral video of the “man”** who actually videoed his abusive, verbal assault on a young female at the drive though window of a Chick-fil-A. While he was about as nasty as he could be, that young lady was the epitome of composure and Christian charity, not saying one harsh word in return. That company is obviously doing something right. See video below.

During that same time period, Chick-fil-A’s locations that had protestors, had their employees serve those same protestors cold water while they were out in the hot sun. That’s a company owned and staffed by better folks than I’ll ever be.

Now we come to In-N-Out Burger. As my colleague quotes in his article, the current owner-heiress Liysi Snyder

It was my uncle Rich who put the Bible verses on the cups and wrappers in the early ‘90s, just before he passed away,” she told the Christian Post. “He had just accepted the Lord and wanted to put that little touch of his faith on our brand. It’s a family business and will always be, and that’s a family touch. In later years, I added verses to the fry boat, coffee, and hot cocoa cups.

Morse goes on to describe Snyder’s Christian philosophy. You can see the details in the article. Below is his wrap up with one very interesting point, which is the subject of my follow on,

It’s very brave, especially in this day and age, for any CEO to openly come out and proclaim their love of Christ. However, the backlash that typically follows from doing so is made moot in the face of the support from American Christians. Chick-fil-A has also had its share of backlash and continues to fight battles for its open adherence to scripture, but its support is so wide and far that it’s become the third most successful fast food joint in America.

A Forbes 2018 article goes on to add more detail to Snyder’s faith and to topline the business numbers

Revenue should surpass $1 billion this year, roughly doubling in eight years, and the business is debt-free, according to the company. In-N-Out is conservatively worth $3 billion.

Those are just two businesses run by practicing Christians. I mean real, practicing Christians. There are others, others who got national attention as they were persecuted by leftists — both private citizens and those in government. One such is Hobby Lobby, which had to spend millions in litigation costs until the United States Supreme Court removed the government boot of the Obama Administration from its neck.

There are a number of things common to the companies I just mentioned. First of all, these companies make no secret of their profound belief in the teachings of Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. It’s also not that big a secret that these companies and more than a few others, big and small (Christian Baker in Colorado?), have been targeted by the leftists in this country, often brutally so and with the acceptance if not downright connivance of leftist Local, State and Federal Governments. It has taken U.S. Supreme Court intervention to bring some sort of relief.

Here is some good news in all of this. Doing the right thing, staying the course, standing firm can often result in triumph. Although as a Christian, who is not supposed to indulge in schadenfreude, I experienced a “mild satisfaction,” OK…OK, I was flat out tickled pink to read that Chick-fil-A has moved into the number 3 spot in U.S. sales behind Starbucks and Mickey D’s. This achievement despite being closed on Sunday’s. That’s right, in an affirmation of its Christian value set, Chick-fil-A willingly foregoes a 14 percent revenue bump, right off the bat in its competition with other fast food places, yet there they are, in third place.

There are a couple of morals to this story. First, you cannot go wrong by following God’s word and holding fast to traditional American values and morality. Here’s the second…The silent majority of America is very powerful. Courts may rule, politicians may pontificate and leftist agitators can protest and bully young counter clerks, but that silent majority sees this and says, We get a vote too. We will vote with our dollars. We will throw our support behind American companies with American values, with Godly values.

Other American companies might wish to take this approach. Instead of running from the American flag. Instead of running from God, embrace them both. Next time I’m in Texas, In-N-Out will definitely be on my dinner list. Meanwhile, here in Alabama, we will turn the other cheek and order another Chicken Sandwich and waffle fries.

**Men don’t browbeat or bully young girls, they protect them.

Mike Ford, a retired Infantry Officer, writes on Military, Foreign Affairs and occasionally dabbles in Political and Economic matters.

Follow him on Twitter: @MikeFor10394583

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Chick-fil-A and In-N-Out Burger: A New Business Model Based on Values?

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Chick-fil-A isn’t the only large company making the news for its Christian outlook. My good friend and associate, Brandon Morse notes that In-N-Out Burger Joins Chick-Fil-A As A Company That Openly Celebrates Its Christian Values.

If you remember, Chick-fil-A has been under constant attack from the left over its founder Truett Cathy’s Christian values. Specifically, he believes that the physical practice of the disorder known as homosexuality is a sin. From that one personal view, the left has organized boycotts and sit-ins at Chick-Fi-A locations. It has bullied local authorities into denying permits or location access for new restaurants. One case in point is the San Antonio Airport Authority refusing to allow a Chick-fil-A store in its retail area. Even some colleges, like Rider University in New Jersey, have banned the restaurant from the campus.

Interestingly, Chick-fil-A doesn’t discriminate at all in its hiring or customer service practices. They merely serve good chicken at a fair price and always with a smile. They also appear to live their Christian values. It seems every other week I see a story here or there about some Chick-fil-A employee going the extra mile for a customer, sometimes even at extreme risk to his own life.

Chick-fil-A employees even live those values when egregiously provoked. Turning the other cheek isn’t just a Gospel verse to them. They actually practice it. Many of you have seen the viral video of the “man”** who actually videoed his abusive, verbal assault on a young female at the drive though window of a Chick-fil-A. While he was about as nasty as he could be, that young lady was the epitome of composure and Christian charity, not saying one harsh word in return. That company is obviously doing something right. See video below.

During that same time period, Chick-fil-A’s locations that had protestors, had their employees serve those same protestors cold water while they were out in the hot sun. That’s a company owned and staffed by better folks than I’ll ever be.

Now we come to In-N-Out Burger. As my colleague quotes in his article, the current owner-heiress Liysi Snyder

It was my uncle Rich who put the Bible verses on the cups and wrappers in the early ‘90s, just before he passed away,” she told the Christian Post. “He had just accepted the Lord and wanted to put that little touch of his faith on our brand. It’s a family business and will always be, and that’s a family touch. In later years, I added verses to the fry boat, coffee, and hot cocoa cups.

Morse goes on to describe Snyder’s Christian philosophy. You can see the details in the article. Below is his wrap up with one very interesting point, which is the subject of my follow on,

It’s very brave, especially in this day and age, for any CEO to openly come out and proclaim their love of Christ. However, the backlash that typically follows from doing so is made moot in the face of the support from American Christians. Chick-fil-A has also had its share of backlash and continues to fight battles for its open adherence to scripture, but its support is so wide and far that it’s become the third most successful fast food joint in America.

A Forbes 2018 article goes on to add more detail to Snyder’s faith and to topline the business numbers

Revenue should surpass $1 billion this year, roughly doubling in eight years, and the business is debt-free, according to the company. In-N-Out is conservatively worth $3 billion.

Those are just two businesses run by practicing Christians. I mean real, practicing Christians. There are others, others who got national attention as they were persecuted by leftists — both private citizens and those in government. One such is Hobby Lobby, which had to spend millions in litigation costs until the United States Supreme Court removed the government boot of the Obama Administration from its neck.

There are a number of things common to the companies I just mentioned. First of all, these companies make no secret of their profound belief in the teachings of Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. It’s also not that big a secret that these companies and more than a few others, big and small (Christian Baker in Colorado?), have been targeted by the leftists in this country, often brutally so and with the acceptance if not downright connivance of leftist Local, State and Federal Governments. It has taken U.S. Supreme Court intervention to bring some sort of relief.

Here is some good news in all of this. Doing the right thing, staying the course, standing firm can often result in triumph. Although as a Christian, who is not supposed to indulge in schadenfreude, I experienced a “mild satisfaction,” OK…OK, I was flat out tickled pink to read that Chick-fil-A has moved into the number 3 spot in U.S. sales behind Starbucks and Mickey D’s. This achievement despite being closed on Sunday’s. That’s right, in an affirmation of its Christian value set, Chick-fil-A willingly foregoes a 14 percent revenue bump, right off the bat in its competition with other fast food places, yet there they are, in third place.

There are a couple of morals to this story. First, you cannot go wrong by following God’s word and holding fast to traditional American values and morality. Here’s the second…The silent majority of America is very powerful. Courts may rule, politicians may pontificate and leftist agitators can protest and bully young counter clerks, but that silent majority sees this and says, We get a vote too. We will vote with our dollars. We will throw our support behind American companies with American values, with Godly values.

Other American companies might wish to take this approach. Instead of running from the American flag. Instead of running from God, embrace them both. Next time I’m in Texas, In-N-Out will definitely be on my dinner list. Meanwhile, here in Alabama, we will turn the other cheek and order another Chicken Sandwich and waffle fries.

**Men don’t browbeat or bully young girls, they protect them.

Mike Ford, a retired Infantry Officer, writes on Military, Foreign Affairs and occasionally dabbles in Political and Economic matters.

Follow him on Twitter: @MikeFor10394583

You can find his other Red State work here.

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Adam Schiff Bans a Republican From the “Impeachment Hearings” As the Secrecy Continues

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I guess we are going to impeach Trump based on non-public information. That seems to be the direction this continues to move in.

No doubt, Rep. Adam Schiff is planning to formulate his own “report” and release it eventually, but along the way, he doesn’t want any daylight to shine on what’s he’s doing. He took an even more direct step in covering up everything by banning Rep. Matt Gaetz from an “impeachment hearing” today.

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., just banned a key Republican lawmaker from the deposition of a former anti-Trump national security official believed to be at the center of ongoing Ukraine proceedings, sources tell The Federalist. Schiff tossed Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., out of the deposition.

Although the U.S. House of Representatives has not approved a resolution authorizing a formal impeachment investigation, House Democrats have nonetheless insisted that they have full authority to subpoena all documents and testimony they desire, even if specific committees lack the jurisdiction to demand particular information. Schiff, whom Pelosi tapped to lead her party’s anti-Trump impeachment efforts, chairs the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), which only has jurisdiction over the federal government’s intelligence agencies and related components.

This all connects back to the Democrat strategy of not actually voting on impeachment. In reality, there is not “impeachment inquiry” and there are no hearings. These are simply partisan-led and enforced committee interviews taking place, nothing more. The media have hyped it up to be something it isn’t.

Because there’s been no vote, Republicans continue to have no authority to participate and that’s showing here with Schiff’s latest move to ban Gaetz. Schiff shouldn’t even be part of this, as he’s not on the House Judiciary Committee. Instead, he’s being allowed to run point while Gaetz, who is on that committee, is being denied even basic access to what’s going on. In other words, this is a complete sham. If Republicans had acted this way during the Benghazi hearings, it would of been front page news and led to a continual gnashing of teeth from the legacy media. Because it’s Schiff and the Democrats, they act like this is all fine. Republicans are suckers though, so they bent over backwards to allow access to equal time to the other party.

The person testifying today is Fiona Hill, who appears to be one of the “whistle-blower’s” sources. What she could possibly add to the situation when we already have the transcript is beyond me, but the game here is clearly not to get facts. It’s to simply push a narrative. Schiff will continue to trot out witness after witness, drawing this out into next year if he can. In the end, we already have the most important piece of information and it’s being largely ignored now.

What appears to be happening is that President Trump blew up their game plan by releasing the transcript to begin with. They wanted to slow-roll this, much like the Kavanaugh hearing, with selective leaks and a laundry list of people playing into their story. Now, with the call already out there, we are doing some weird theater where we pretend 2nd and 3rd hand accounts are somehow relevant. They aren’t. What’s relevant is what’s in the call.

Of course, Schiff will get away with it because there’s no one to actually call out what he’s doing. Anyone think CNN is going to criticize what’s going on? Didn’t think so.

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Violent Meme? How About Actual Violence Against Trump Supporters Like These Attacks

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Liberal media is all atwitter today over a video that was shown at a pro-Trump conference.

The video shows people with the logos of various networks replacing their faces getting shot at. The video was shown to a view people off in a side room and wasn’t endorsed by Trump or the White House. The White House immediately condemned the video. It was an old video from a year ago that had minimal viewership – until media began sharing it.

They claim that this is a result of Trump cultivating hate against the media.

But they’re completely lacking in self-awareness about the divisive climate they themselves have cultivated by demonizing the president as an existential threat and pushing conspiracy theories about his legitimacy and his presidency.

They ignore video such as the one from Snoop Dogg targeting President Donald Trump for assassination, aiming a gun at Trump’s head.

They ignore actual harassment and attacks, not memes or videos, on GOP officials and Trump supporters.

Did the media condemn Democrats demonizing Republicans over healthcare and calling the GOP an existential threat? Many GOP members were attacked and harassed by people on the left, the most known incident being the folks shot at the GOP baseball practice by a Bernie Bro who yelled, “This is for healthcare” as he shot at people.

Has the media condemned the Democrats like Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) who encouraged harassment of Trump officials?

Did network media even cover the attacks on Trump supporters at the Minnesota rally? Where was the network coverage and condemnation of this?

We covered some of the rally attacks here and here. But here’s another one.

Here’s a longer take of many of the attacks from local Alpha News.

Warning for graphic language.

No one should be encouraging violence against anyone and violence should be condemned.

Yet media seems often quiet when it comes to real violence directed at the GOP or Trump supporters. And even in the case of Antifa attacks, people like CNN’s Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo have minimized such violence treating it more as a bug rather than a feature, saying that Antifa’s cause is “right” or “just.”

People see that and they see the double standard.

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Watch: Lee Zeldin Blasts Schiff’s “Impeachment Cocktail”, Demands Vote on Impeachment Inquiry

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Last week, I wrote about how Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) absolutely ripped House Intel Chair Adam Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over what he called a “clown show” impeachment inquiry process where selective bits of information were allegedly being leaked to the media by Democrats in order to paint a distorted picture of what had been said behind closed doors so far.

Zeldin, the ranking member on the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, continued hammering this point home over the weekend in several interviews, including one he did on ABC Sunday with Jonathan Karl.

During the interview, Zeldin blasted the fact that Pelosi still refuses to hold an impeachment inquiry vote on the House floor, which would give Republicans subpoena power and President Trump’s legal team the ability to do things like cross-examine witnesses.

He also pointed out that Schiff was trying to get Americans drunk on an “impeachment cocktail”, which he said contained three ingredients.

Here’s a partial transcript:

KARL: So you’re OK with all — all the transcripts coming out? You want to see Fiona Hill, who’s testifying next week, you want to see all — all the people that the administration does not want to testify, you want those transcripts to be out?

ZELDIN: No, the president wants there to be a process. The president is saying that there should be a vote for an impeachment inquiry, as you just pointed out with Congressman Himes, there should be a process. The minority parties should have subpoena power. The president should have counsel present. He should be able to cross-exam witnesses; he should be able to present evidence. There should be a process, but instead what Adam Schiff wants is to get United States of America drunk on his favorite cocktail. There’s three ingredients. One is cherry-picking leaks, second is withholding facts, and three is just outright lying. I mean he is — he lied about his whistleblower contact, he lied when he gave his opening statement in front of the Acting Director of National Intelligence, he lied when he said that President Trump requested President Zelensky to, quote, manufacture dirt. Now, if we all had Ambassador Volker’s testimony, we would know that that’s not true. We would also know that it obliterated the quid pro quo charge, that fairytale, that President Trump supposedly demanded that there would be an investigation open against the Bidens in order to get aid from the United States to Ukraine.

KARL: It’s clear that he brought this up exactly when the issue with aid to Ukraine was raised.

ZELDIN: No — well let’s — this, what Ambassador Volker’s transcript would show you substantively.

Zeldin also stated that contra to media/Democrat talking points that suggest otherwise, the assertions Trump made about Joe Biden and Hunter Biden as it relates to the Ukrainian prosecutor and Burisma Holdings have not been debunked.

Watch the interview below:

Related –>> Lindsey Graham Warns House Dems: Release The Full Volker Transcript Or I Will Have Him Testify Publicly

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SJWs Are Now Going After Dungeons & Dragons for a Very Stupid Reason

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One of two things has to be true about social justice warriors and the things they complain about.

Either they’ve never played the games or experienced the media they’re “outraged” about, or they live so deeply in their own world that it puts them into a sort of psychosis, forcing them to see a “reality” that is starkly different from actual reality.

This happens with everything. Movies, video games, and comic books are all pegged by social justice warriors “racist,” or “homophobic,” or “sexist,” or “uninclusive.”

All of these claims are demonstrably false. Nerd culture specifically has been nothing but inclusive, seeing as how nerds have always been a subculture that has almost been forced to stick together. People forget that before being a nerd became cool in the present day, being one meant you were going to be the target of ridicule and, likely, a little bit of violence. Nerds found their clique because companionship is needed, in part, for their own sanity.

One thing nerds loved to do is play Dungeons & Dragons and, wouldn’t you know it, just like every other thing nerds hold dear, it’s now come under attack by the SJW crowd too for being “uninclusive.”

By Gygax, the claims by this woman are ridiculous by the premise alone.

When it first became popular, people thought it was some kind of demon worship. It wasn’t, but it was also looked down on as incredibly nerdy. Over time, the game became more popular, and despite the fact that there are video games that allow you to play games like D&D without all the dice rolling and math, it still remains a popular game to play today.

I should know, as I’m one of those nerds who like to play D&D.

I like it because it becomes more than just a game. You’re hanging out with your friends, drinking, and joking around while you use your imaginations to solve problems and create stories on the fly. What’s more, all of the D&D games I’ve played, with the exception of one, had a mixed bag of people.

Men, women, lesbians, Hispanic people, black people, right-wing, left-wing, and more have all been in my D&D sessions. Like most nerdy things, there’s such a wide array of people involved in it that the word “uninclusive” has never been something I’ve associated with it.

I’ve never, in my life, seen someone forming a D&D group say that someone wasn’t invited because of what they were born as. Not once. Ever.

I’m not saying it hasn’t happened, and perhaps this woman has been excluded from games before, but I’m willing to bet it was because of one of two things. Perhaps it was because it was a group of men wanting to form a men’s only game, which is perfectly fine. Men and women should be able to form groups of exclusively men or women if they so choose.

Or second, and most likely, this woman is an annoying bore who is so caught up in identity politics that the group just didn’t want her around, killing the buzz.

And fair enough.

But this is more than just one woman. This is the BBC making this claim that D&D is uninclusive. Why?

Because social justice politics demands it has a seat at every table, no matter what that table is, in order to force anyone at that table to act and speak a certain way. While they’re attempting to force Dungeons & Dragons players to adhere to the rules of social justice etiquette, they’re also in the sports world, attempting to force football players to do the same.

This isn’t just a take over of nerd culture, it’s a takeover of the culture, period. Nothing is safe, everything will be attacked. Everything is up for infiltration and alteration.

This is what SJWs do. It doesn’t matter if their excuses for doing so are demonstrably false.

 

 

 

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Did ABC News Try to Pass off 2016 Gun Range Video as Footage of Turkey’s Military Bombing Kurd Civilians?

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President Trump received widespread criticism for his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria.

In a weekend broadcast, it sure looks like ABC News tried to pass off dramatic video from a 2016 Knob Creek (West Point, Kentucky) night shoot for footage of “Turkey’s military bombing of Kurd civilians.”

A brief clip from the ABC broadcast can be viewed in the tweet below.

Here is the 2016 Knob Creek video which was uploaded in 2017.

It sure looks like the same video, right down to the formation of the little white lights in the foreground, which are the cell phones of the people  watching the shoot. You can see them clearly in the video.

It’s possible this video was included by mistake, but knowing how the mainstream media operates, I doubt that very much.

If I hear differently, I’ll add an update.

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Elizabeth Warren Starts to Pull Away From Biden in Early States

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Now that we are almost halfway through October, these polls are going to start to matter a lil bit more and the knives should start to come out here beginning Tuesday at the next debate.

A poll released by CBS News now gives a clear picture of who is starting to gain ground just a bit over 3 months until the Iowa caucuses.

From CBS News

Early-state Democratic voters say President Trump’s allegations against Joe Biden have not affected their views of Biden and largely think they aren’t true. Even so, it’s Elizabeth Warren who continues to draw support from Democrats. She has extended the aggregate lead she had in this poll last month across the 18 early primary and caucus states.

As for individual states, she has increased her lead over the pack in New Hampshire and pulled even with Biden in Iowa. And Warren leads in our delegate model over Biden, too, demonstrating that she’s competitive in many regions.

Now, for some reason, I’m not exactly buying that people are not worried about Joe Biden and the pounding that Trump has laid on him and his son Hunter. If this were not a concern, then Hunter doesn’t resign from his cushy board position like he did yesterday [READ] WHERE’S HUNTER? He Just Quit His Sweet Gig On The Board Of A Chinese Company. Of course, it doesn’t help that Biden has an appearance once every two weeks and seems a bit lethargic. He seems bored with this and like he is only running because he wants to get out of the house for a spell.

Even though Bernie had an impressive 3rd quarter in fundraising, his campaign is in its final spin. The heart attack is a serious thing and that will play in the back of everyone’s mind, even if they say it does not.

The only place where Biden still has any sort of lead is in South Carolina where he leads 43% to Warren’s 18%. This is the state to watch over the next 4 weeks to see if Warren starts to gain on him. If she does and if she doesn’t get derailed, then it will look like she will be able to secure the nomination sooner rather than later. This is what the DNC has been hoping for all along — someone to break out of the pack and take it early.

One last thing.

The poll says that most of the Democrats surveyed DID NOT think that impeachment was one of the top things to worry about. With all of the wall-to-wall coverage on this, I find that amazing. I would have thought that it would at LEAST make the top 3 things but evidently not.

Once again, back to CBS…

And an important backdrop to all this: for Democrats deciding how to vote in these states, a candidate’s position on impeachment is not the most important issue. In fact, it ranks far behind issues like health care, climate change, income inequality and guns. This echoes something Democratic voters have voiced since the summer: they have long told us they would rather hear candidates talk about beating Donald Trump in 2020 than about impeaching him.

Who would have thunk it?

So according to this, I predict that Elizabeth Warren will be the one this Tuesday with the BIG TARGET on her back. Let’s see how she handles it.

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Marxists Have Taken Control of the California Democrat Party

From time to time, I like to promote the Combat Veterans for Congress Political Action Committee, as their cause is righteous. Their mission is to support the election of combat veterans to the US Congress because there is a need for our elected representatives to understand the total costs of combat operations – especially the human costs – in future deliberations regarding committing US military forces to overseas conflicts.

I agree wholeheartedly with almost all of their stances on issues, as they regularly publish commentary on a wide variety of topics – almost always from a constitutional conservative point of view. Here is one of those opinion pieces that I’m certain will resonate with you, too:

In 2007, four U.S. Communist groups formed an alliance, in order to first take control of the Democrat Party at every level in California, then in a number of other states, with the ultimate goal of taking control of the Democrat National Committee. The long-term plans included the indoctrination of students at all levels of public-school education, to convince millions of students that the government of the United States has been a massive failure, while at the same time, portraying a positive image of Socialism. The programmed goal was to gain the support of generations of naïve students, who would help the four Communists groups gain control of local, state, and the federal government. Their detailed plan is outlined in a document called “The Inside/Outside Project,” as described in this article.

Communists have always focused on younger generations, as this infamous quotation elucidates:

“Give me just one generation of youth and I’ll transform the world.”

                           –   Vladimir Lenin, Chairman of the Council of Commissars of the USSR

In order to support the four US Communist Groups referred to in The Inside/Outside Project, Tom Perez was selected as the Chairman of the Democrat National Committee. Perez was Obama’s Radical Left Labor Secretary and longtime leader of Casa de Maryland, a Communist militant “Immigration Rights Group” that lobbies to give Illegal Aliens the right to vote. When Perez was the leader of Casa de Maryland, Hugo Chavez, the Communist President of Venezuela, and protégé of Fidel Castro, was transmitting $1 million in donations to him each year, while directing Perez to use the funds to keep the southern border wide open.

Perez has a long history of anti-white views, and has been quoted in many published articles, as stating “White people should not be entitled to protection under the Voting Rights Act.” In the 2012 campaign to re-elect Obama, for the first time in US history at the Democrat Party’s National Convention, Perez took “God” out of the Democrat Party’s Platform.

Ambassador Armando Valladares, the former US Ambassador to the UN For Human Rights, identified Perez as a racist who hates the Bible, and is anti-Semitic. He said Perez’ goals are to destroy the Free Enterprise System, the Christian Society of the US, and to turn the US into a Marxist nation. Three of the four groups planning to crush the Free Enterprise System and eliminate the US Constitution are loyal to Beijing:

  • Communist Party USA (CPUSA)
  • Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS)
  • Freedom Road Socialist Organization (FRSO)
  • The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) (the DSA is not closely connected to Beijing as the other three groups, but the DSA is connected to European and the Latin American Communist and Socialist Parties.

There are roughly 100 leftists (Marxists, Socialist, Communists, Progressives, and Muslim Brotherhood supporters) voting as Democrats in the House of Representatives and about 25 Democrats in the US Senate voting in concert with that leftist block in the House. Trevor London’s DVD, ”Enemies Within,” identifies each of the leftists in the House and their loyalties to radical anti-American organizations. They can be easily located by searching the Internet. Many leftist members of Congress are pictured on the Internet, seated with their arms crossed, while the Pledge of Allegiance is being recited in the House of Representatives by standing members with their right hands over their hearts.

Today, the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) is strongest in the cities of New York, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, and in the states of Connecticut, Texas, Arizona, and California. In San Diego, two CPUSA members (Carl Wood and Emiliana Sparaco) are currently running for the California Democratic Party Central Committee from Assembly Districts 76 and 80. If elected, Wood will push the “Healthy California Act” providing “Medicare For All”; a $15/hour Living Wage; and the “Green New Deal”, at a cost of $93 trillion, or approximately $600,000.00 per household, according to a study co-authored by the former director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Emiliana Sparaco traveled to Russia in 2017 as part of a US Communist delegation to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, the event was keynoted by Vladimir Putin. In 2018, Sparaco led the effort to flip the 49th Congressional District from Republican to Democrat, which helped elect Mike Levin to Congress in the 49th.

In Northern California around the Sacramento area, Democrat Representative Ami Bera, who now represents the 7th Congressional District and serves on the House Foreign Relations Committee. She won several very close elections with the support of the CPUSA.

In 1996, Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism (CCDS) leader Paul Krehbiel led the Communist/labor coalition that ousted conservative Republican Congressman “B1 Bob” Dornan from his previous safe Republican 27th CD seat in Orange County. That was the first step in a concerted effort by a Communist led campaign to turn all of Orange County’s once safe Republican Congressional Districts to Democrat seats.

In the 2018 the Ballot Harvesting Law was passed by the Democrat controlled California Legislature. Then in the 2018 Congressional election, the four above listed Communist organizations mobilized thousands of their operatives to execute the Democrat ballot harvesting program, by collecting millions of the absentee ballots from non-voting Californians, and illegally submitting them as being votes cast by California voters in certain Congressional Districts at the Registrar of Voters on election day. The four above listed Communist organizations substantially helped to defeat Republican Congressional candidates in 7 formerly safe Republican Congressional Districts. Ballot harvesting is illegal in every one of the other 49 states that consider it voter fraud, and if individuals in those states are caught perpetrating ballot harvesting, they would be indicted, tried, convicted, and possibly sent to prison.

The Democrat Socialist of America (DSA), founded in 1992, is America’s largest Marxist organization, with 60,000 dues-paying members. DSA has been strongly supporting Bernie Sanders, and been mobilizing the anti-Trump movements. In California, the DSA will be running over 150 DSA members or allies in the March 2020 primary election, to elect members of the California Democratic Party Central Committee.

Daraka Larimore-Hall, the California Deputy Democrat State Party Chairman, is a Marxist. Having a DSA Marxist in such a key position, of the largest Democratic State Party in the United States, is foreboding. Larimore-Hall has a large number of Socialist Democrat Central Committee members supporting him. The linked article above outlines how the Marxist and Communists took over the once Patriotic Democrat Party. Much of the preceding information was also sourced from that article.

In 2020, California voters will be asked again by Democrat operatives whether they need help in filling out their absentee ballots. If the voters say they are not going to vote, they will be asked again as they were asked in 2018 whether their blank absentee ballots can be picked up (by Democrat operatives).

California Republican candidates can oppose Ballot Harvesting in the 2020 primary and general elections by contacting every registered voter in their districts and requesting that they do not give their blank Absentee Ballots to anyone who asks them for their ballot. As they did in 2018, the Democrats operatives will fill out the blank absentee ballots with the name and address of the California resident who will not be voting, will illegally sign the voters’ names on the absentee ballots, and will then submit the absentee ballots at the Registrar of Voters on election day. And that will mean that the votes of Republicans will be for all practical purposes by these absentee ballots submitted on the behalf of Democrat candidates!

In Orange County California alone during the 2018 election, over 250,000 harvested ballots were submitted to the Registrar of Voters on election day. Fred Whitaker, Chairman of the Orange County Republican Party, said in a note to supporters: “This (the loss) is a direct result of Ballot Harvesting allowed under California law for the first time. That directly caused the switch from being ahead (in 7 safe Republican Congressional races) on election night, to losing those elections two weeks later.”

Can the political machinations of the CPUSA, DSA and other Communist-oriented groups be stymied in the 2020 elections in California? Can ballot harvesting be stopped in its tracks? Are there enough fair-minded Californians left in the state to return the state to a semblance of political balance? One would think that that contemplating nearly $5 a gallon gasoline and other taxes to come would wake up a few people. It’s imperative to at least attempt to level the playing field to give Republican candidates a chance!

The end.

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