The Propagandists

The reporting the night of election returns was abdominal. A review of major national electronic media of that night confirms there was a constant and continuous stream of insults, lies, and character assassination comments directed toward Donald Trump. There were virtually none directed toward Hillary Clinton. The media were blatantly in bed with the Democrat Party and Hillary Clinton. They were aghast at the possibility that Donald Trump would actually win the election. Their only explanation was that the ignorant, non-college educated, largely white men were on the Trump train; the deplorables who probably should not be allowed to vote at all because they could not even read. But they did vote and so did women, Hispanics, African Americans, and folks from all ethnicity, religions, and backgrounds who knew the country was on the wrong track.
Even late in the evening when it was crystal clear that Donald J. Trump had won the election and was to be the President-Elect, the major networks would not call the results.They preached continual Clinton hope. Through out the night, so-called journalists hunted county by county in battle ground states for possible Clinton votes when Trump was leading. In the final four states that would determine who would win the needed electoral votes, even if the uncounted number of votes were not enough for Clinton to win, the victory by Donald Trump was not called. It was nearly 3:00AM Wednesday before final calls were reluctantly announced. Fox News finally called the election as or just before Donald Trump spoke to his victory gathering. ABC actually announced they would not make a call at all due to the Clinton camp wanting any announcement to be held until all votes were counted. NBC remarked, “do you think he will speak before Clinton has conceded?” Clearly, Clinton and the Democrats wanted the announcement of results to be delayed until the following day for one reason: to take the wind out of the sails of Donald J. Trump and his supporters.
The political propagandists are not exclusive to the main stream electronic media. You have to throw in the New York Times and the Washington Post, among others. Where are they located: the east coast where the “Establishment” types and the Elite live.
Then came Jill Stein and her recount efforts. Hillary Clinton joined in. Who do you believe was behind Stein? She had not a remote chance of securing a win in any state, yet raised over $9 million to challenge the counts in several states including Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. She had raised only $3.5 million for her own campaign. Her challenges with Clinton chiming in were more than sour grapes. They were intended to disrupt the election process and ultimately the Electoral College vote.  Stein should be required to make public the source of the funds she claims to have raised. That is the only way for all to know who was behind this disruption effort.
After that came the threats and intimidation attempts directed toward the electors of the Electoral College; even death threats. This was direct violation of federal statute. The Department of Justice should have reacted immediately with direction to the FBI to find and arrest any responsible. Unlike the alleged Russian “hacking”, these were serious and direct threats to the functioning of our Republic. What was done: absolutely nothing. The Obama administration went virtually silent or continued to condemn the Russians.
We are lucky to have made it through this far in this election cycle. Yet, we are in dangerous territory between now and the day Donald J. Trump puts his hand on a Bible and takes the oath of office for the Presidency of the United States of America. President Barrack Hussein Obama is going about a cowardly and highly disruptive end to his term with recent actions in the United Nations against Israel, more regulations on the coal industry and off shore oil exploration, open door to both legal and illegal immigration, and who knows what more in his waning days. He has time to wreak more damage between now and January 20, 2017, when it will become time for his departure. Instead of looking without to find those who would undermine our democratic values, we must look to those within. These would include Hillary Clinton and her surrogates, Barrack Obama and his, Jill Stein, and finally all who continue to protest and disrupt the legitimate election of Donald Trump.

American Uprising

[reprint of Daniel Greenfield 11-9-2016, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center. I felt compelled to reprint this message.]
“Everything is about to change”
This wasn’t an election. It was a revolution.
It’s midnight in America. The day before fifty million Americans got up and stood in front of the great iron wheel that had been grinding them down. They stood there even though the media told them it was useless. They took their stand even while all the chattering classes laughed and taunted them.
They were fathers who couldn’t feed their families anymore. They were mothers who couldn’t afford health care. They were workers whose jobs had been sold off to foreign countries. They were sons who didn’t see a future for themselves. They were daughters afraid of being murdered by the “unaccompanied minors” flooding into their towns. They took a deep breath and they stood.
They held up their hands and the great iron wheel stopped.
The Great Blue Wall crumbled. The impossible states fell one by one. Ohio. Wisconsin. Pennsylvania. Iowa. The white working class that had been overlooked and trampled on for so long got to its feet. It rose up against its oppressors and the rest of the nation, from coast to coast, rose up with it.
They fought back against their jobs being shipped overseas while their towns filled with migrants that got everything while they got nothing. They fought back against a system in which they could go to jail for a trifle while the elites could violate the law and still stroll through a presidential election. They fought back against being told that they had to watch what they say. They fought back against being held in contempt because they wanted to work for a living a take care of their families.
They fought and they won.
This wasn’t a vote. It was an uprising. Like the ordinary men chipping away at the Berlin Wall, they tore down an unnatural thing that had towered over them. And as they watched it fall, they marveled at how weak and fragile it had always been. And how much stronger they were than they had ever known.
Who were these people? There were leftovers and flyover country. They didn’t have bachelor degrees and had never set foot in a Starbucks. They were the white working class. They didn’t talk right or think right. They had the wrong ideas, the wrong clothes and the ridiculous idea that they still mattered.
They were wrong about everything. Illegal immigration? Everyone knew it was here to stay. Black Lives Matter? The new civil rights movement. Manufacturing? As dead as the dodo. Banning Muslims? What kind of bigot even thinks that way? Love wins. Marriage loses. The future belongs to the urban metrosexual and his dot com, not the guy who used to have a good job before it went to China or Mexico.
They couldn’t change anything. A thousand politicians and pundits had talked of getting them to adapt to the inevitable future. Instead they got in their pickup trucks and drove out to vote.
And they changed everything.
Barack Hussein Obama boasted that he had changed America. A billion regulations, a million immigrants, a hundred thousand lies and it was no longer your America. It was his.
He was JFK and FDR rolled into one. He told us that his version of history was right and inevitable.
And they voted and left him in the dust. They walked past him and they didn’t listen. He had come to campaign to where they still cling to their guns and their bibles. He came to plead for his legacy.
And America said, “No”.
Fifty millions Americans repudiated him. They repudiated the Obamas and the Clintons. They ignored the celebrities. They paid no attention to the media. They voted because they believed in the impossible. And their dedication made the impossible happen.
Americans were told that walls couldn’t be built and factories couldn’t be opened. That treaties couldn’t be unsigned and wars couldn’t be won. It was impossible to ban Muslim terrorists from coming to America or to deport illegal aliens turning towns and cities into gangland territories.
It was all impossible. And fifty million Americans did the impossible. They turned the world upside down.
It’s midnight in America. CNN is weeping. MSNBC is wailing. ABC is having a tantrum. NBC damns it. It wasn’t supposed to happen. The same machine that crushed the American people for two straight terms, the mass of government, corporations and non-profits that ran the country, was set to win.
Instead the people stood in front of the machine. They blocked it with their bodies. They went to vote even though the polls told them it was useless. They mailed in their absentee ballots even while Hillary Clinton was planning her fireworks victory celebration. They looked at the empty factories and barren farms. They drove through the early cold. They waited in line. They came home to their children to tell them that they had done their best for their future. They bet on America. And they won.
They won improbably. And they won amazingly.
They were tired of Obama-Care. They were tired of unemployment. They were tired of being lied to. They were tired of watching their sons come back in coffins to protect some Muslim country. They were tired of being called racists and homophobes. They were tired of seeing their America disappear.
And they stood up and fought back. This was their last hope. Their last chance to be heard.
Watch this video. See ten ways John Oliver destroyed Donald Trump. Here’s three ways Samantha Bee broke the Internet by taunting Trump supporters. These three minutes of Stephen Colbert talking about how stupid Trump is owns the Internet. Watch Madonna curse out Trump supporters. Watch Katy Perry. Watch Miley Cyrus. Watch Robert Downey Jr.. Watch Beyonce campaign with Hillary. Watch. Click.
Watch fifty million Americans take back their country.
The media had the election wrong all along. This wasn’t about personalities. It was about the impersonal. It was about fifty million people whose names no one except a server will ever know fighting back. It was about the homeless woman guarding Trump’s star. It was about the lost Democrats searching for someone to represent them in Ohio and Pennsylvania. It was about the union men who nodded along when the organizers told them how to vote, but who refused to sell out their futures.
No one will ever interview all those men and women. We will never see all their faces. But they are us and we are them. They came to the aid of a nation in peril. They did what real Americans have always done. They did the impossible.
America is a nation of impossibilities. We exist because our forefathers did not take no for an answer. Not from kings or tyrants. Not from the elites who told them that it couldn’t be done.
The day when we stop being able to pull of the impossible is the day that America will cease to exist.
Today is not that day. Today fifty million Americans did the impossible.
Midnight has passed. A new day has come. Everything is about to change.

Merry Christmas!

dscn8709This Christmas is one to be especially treasured. We in the United States of America are blessed. This country was founded on Judeo-Christian beliefs and principles. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States were grounded in this faith. We celebrate. Freedom of religion is one of those principles.
Around the world, Christians, many Muslims, and others of different faiths are under attack and being killed by radical Islamic terrorists. We need to both pray and fight back with all we have. We are, indeed, in a war of civilizations. Total defeat of radical Islam is the only option. Nothing less is acceptable.

Trump & Appointments

President-Elect Trump:
With the exception of your appointments that are responsible for the safety of our nation from the outside, the most important are for Secretary of Agriculture, EPA, and FDA. Those three are responsible for the safety of our nation from within in our food supply and for the environment.
Our agriculture system is a train wreck waiting to happen. We are in the process of poisoning ourselves with genetically engineered crops gone wrong and with the very toxic pesticides used with them that follow the crop through various paths to the dinner table. The most widespread pesticide, glyphosate (Roundup), used everywhere in our country has been determined to be carcinogenic by the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer, yet the EPA continues to approve its use. The EPA continues to approve even more toxic and dangerous chemicals to spread in the environment. The FDA approval process for genetically engineered crops and now fish is a joke; one controlled by the giant seed/chemical companies. It must stop.
It was just reported that the average life span in the United States has declined for the first time in many decades. I believe it will continue to decline as long as we pursue unsustainable and dangerous production methods of our most critical need: food.
It remains to be seen what your appointees will do. I have concerns.

Indiana Illegal Aliens

[This is a letter to State Representative Mike Karickhoff concerning actions being taken in South Bend and about extra funding for English classes for non-English speaking students in Indiana]
Representative Karickhoff:
The two articles from the Indianapolis Star I have included with this letter raise some questions.
The first concerns actions being taken by the South Bend mayor. Mayor Pete Buttigieg appears to be setting South Bend as a sanctuary city by issuing city identification cards to something around 4,000 “city immigrants illegally living in the US”, according to the headline. I am wondering if the State of Indiana has anything to say about this. It seems to me that, particularly given the results of the national election and the stated position concerning illegal immigrants, this mayor is going in the wrong direction. I think he took an oath to uphold the laws of this country. Unless he plans to turn over the list of those to whom he intends to issue cards to ICE, he is aiding and abetting. I hope the General Assembly will address this issue.
Secondly, I came across the article about state funding for “extra money” from taxpayers for schools to fund English language classes for non-English speaking students. The Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent wants more money for that system which, he says, has nearly 15% of students that are non-English speaking. Superintendent Ferebee states only one school district in the state, Community Schools of Frankfort, falls above the line required to obtain extra funding. That, too, raises questions.
In the course of doing residential appraisal work in North Central Indiana including such communities as Logansport, Frankfort, Delphi, Kokomo and others; I have come across instances of several families living under one roof which is illegal under zoning regulations. In one instance in Frankfort, I bumped into a husband and wife plus about 4 additional males under one roof. In Kokomo, I bumped into a home owner who had a “dorm” of several bunk beds in her basement for male illegal tenants. In Logansport, I bumped into an instance of three families living in one older home. I could go on, but I think you get the point. I add that all were Hispanic and it was clear few spoke English. Given what I have observed myself, it is no surprise to me that Frankfort qualifies for this funding.
I note the Indiana Packers Corporation has a presence in Frankfort and Delphi. They have had complaints from some workers, US citizens, that wages and jobs were being affected by illegal aliens living in the area. This causes me to wonder just how many of the non-English speaking students are in the state illegally.
I add I am in support of adults and students who are in the USA legally. I think we should do what is possible to assimilate them so they can be fully productive citizens. I am not in favor of any taxpayer dollars being directed for services for illegal aliens.

Dakota Access Pipeline

The US Army Corps of Engineers announced a decision yesterday. That decision was to end the conflict over routing the Dakota Access pipeline under the Missouri river where it would be a potential threat to the river waters, a source of water for the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, and would have touched tribal burial grounds. The Corps will seek an alternative route which will, no doubt, be more costly to construct and will delay utilization of the pipeline which was near completion.
This is a good and just decision. As both an ardent President-elect Donald Trump supporter AND one who holds deep concerns about our natural environment and the values of Native Americans, I hope that a President Trump will endorse this Army Corps decision. Yes, this country needs to be on a course to develop domestic energy resources, but that must be done in a way sensitive to potential environmental damage as well as to the values of American citizens.
Donald Trump has emphasized his stand for clean air and clean water. This Corp decision is consistent with that stated position.