THE HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY
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February 28, 2017
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UPCOMING EVENTS, Schedule subject to change as we get new speakers:
Mar 4-5, 2017 – Sebring Gun Show Fairgrounds need help selling tickets
Saturday 9am to 5pm , 10am to 4pm Sunday
Mar 07, 2017 – Rabbi Nesenoff – Family Conflict/s – From Sebring
Mar 14, 2017 – Eric Golub, “Political Atmosphere Since Trump Election
Future open date – Phil Robertson’s “TORCHBEARER” Movie 1hr 3 minutes
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THE BATTLE IS NOT OVER
We are fighting to keep the candle of liberty burning bright in America.We won the White House, We have majority in the House and Senate, yet
the job is not completed. We now need to clean up the U.S Congress. As documented in
Trevor Loudon’s ‘Enemies within’ Book and Movie; today we have 100 members of congress who are
members of, or have very close ties to the Democratic Socialist of America (DSA) or The Communist Party USA (CPUSA),
These people need to be voted out of office, education is the key; this is the Tea Parties job!
WE ASK THAT ALL GUEST SPEAKERS BE TREATED PROPERLY.
There are NO EXCUSES for DISRESPECT
GOD BLESS AMERICA
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Obama Coup D’état – Gen. Flynn’s Leaker Will Be Caught, 1501 – This HAS to be watched by everyone concerned about what is happening in the Intelligence community.
This is not just a Coup D’etat, this is designed to not just
delegitimize President Trump, it is designed to create the
atmosphere for impeachment, and for other legal
stratagem’s to destroy his presidency.
Joseph DiGenova, the former U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, is one of the most powerful attorneys in Washington, and probably THE most powerful attorney that our team can completely trust.
I completely missed this before, but 3 days before the election, on Nov. 5th, in one of my favorite and most trustworthy news sources, the Daily Caller, he predicted that there would be no indictments concerning the Clinton Foundation from the Obama Justice Department.
“We now have the most politically corrupt Justice Department in the last 100 years.”
DiGenova, who is probably the favorite attorney to whom FBI agents would go to discuss their options in the Obama/Clinton world of infinite corruption, was the first to say that FBI agents refused direct orders from the top to destroy evidence in the form of the laptops of Clinton aides Heather Samuelson and Cheryl Mills in an agreed immunity deal.
He was outraged that the Justice Dept. had ordered the destruction:
“That alone is grounds for removal of every single person at the top of the Justice Department and any lawyer who agreed to that arrangement.”
That incriminating evidence is still out there – still awaiting to be dealt with.
But today, DiGenova – like President Trump – is much more worried about the powerful forces behind such an order trying to manipulate the MSM into impeaching President Trump.
I mean, they maneuvered to give Obama the Nobel Prize before he’d done anything, why not impeach President Trump before he’s done anything.
DiGenova’s brief yet powerful appearance on Hannity last night is a sober reminder of the high-stakes, but deadly serious games that are being played by Obama, Clinton, and other globalists like billionaire financier George Soros. We have got to pay attention.
If you send out nothing else today to your friends and family, please, please do whatever you can to spread this ultra-urgent message from US Attorney, Joe DiGenova:
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“American Coup D’état In Progress” – An Article you need to read – Someone needs to prosecute ex-President Obama for Treasonous acts he is about to commit or has started already!
Normally I am very cautious about Beforeitsnews, but this information is also coming out in more conservative news sites also, we have a problem in America, and Barack Obama and George Soros are at the root of it all. This article is just another view of situation
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The Deep State Conducts a Purple Revolution Against the Trump Administration
There is now a full-scale clandestine revolutionary war being waged against the Trump Administration. The C.I.A. usually attempts a soft coup first at the direction of its masters in Deep State. When that’s not successful in effectuating a regime change, they know the territory has been sufficiently softened up for the hot phase of the revolution.
In these United States of America, that revolution is known as the ongoing but rapidly intensifying Purple Revolution. This seditious revolution began the very day that President Trump won the election on November 8, 2016, if not before.
• Deep State will not permit President Trump to govern as POTUS.
• Deep State uses the C.I.A. and the Mainstream Media (MSM) to run interference at every turn against the Trump Administration
• Deep State will continue to prosecute the revolution until Trump is removed from power
• Deep State will eventually attempt to oust the entire Trump Administration
These preceding bullet points constitute the current NWO globalist agenda being implemented throughout the USA in direct opposition to the Trump Administration. In other words, when Assistant to the President and White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon said that the Mainstream Media (MSM) had morphed into the opposition party, he was speaking literally.
“Steve Bannon: ‘I Could Care Less’ About Repairing Relationship with ‘Opposition Party’ Media” — BREITBART
A Counter Declaration of War on the Mainstream Media
There you have it (see preceding link), the whole world is now witnessing an all-out war between the MSM and a sitting POTUS. This unparalleled conflict is not only being fought between the Mainstream Media and the Trump Administration, it’s occurring throughout the entire body politic of the USA and beyond. The U.S. citizenry saw as never before the complete lack of integrity exhibited by the MSM during the entire 2016 election cycle. Candidate Trump exposed the lying media and avalanche of fake news with his every news conference and campaign stop. In so doing, the whole world is now aware that the MSM can never — EVER — be trusted again. Beforeitsnews – Read On >>>>>
by Paul Genova
I’m noticing that a lot of you aren’t graciously accepting the fact that your candidate lost.
In fact you seem to be posting even more hateful things about those of us who voted for Trump.
Some of you are apparently “triggered” because you are posting how sick” you feel about
the results. How did this happen you ask?
Ø You created “us” when you attacked our freedom of speech.
Ø You created “us” when you attacked our right to bear arms.
Ø You created “us” when you attacked our Christian beliefs.
Ø You created “us” when you constantly referred to us as racists.
Ø You created “us” when you constantly called us xenophobic.
Ø You created “us” when you told us to get on board or get out of the way.
Ø You created “us” when you forced us to buy health care and then financially penalized us for not participating.
Ø You created “us” when you lied and said we could keep our insurance plans and our doctors.
Ø You created “us” when you allowed our jobs to continue to leave our country.
Ø You created “us” when you attacked our flag.
Ø You created “us” when you took God out of our schools.
Ø You created “us” when you confused women’s rights with feminism.
Ø You created “us” when you began to emasculate men.
Ø You created “us” when you decided to make our children soft.
Ø You created “us” When you decided to rewrite school history books and remove the truth about our founders
Ø You created “us” when you decided to vote for progressive ideals.
Ø You created “us” when you attacked our way of life.
Ø You created “us” when you decided to let our government get out of control.
Ø You created “us” the silent majority. You created “us” when you began murdering innocent law enforcement officers.
Ø You created “us” when you took a knee, or stayed seated or didn’t remove your hat during our National Anthem.
And we became fed up, and we pushed back and spoke up.
Ø And we did it with ballots, not bullets.
Ø With ballots, not riots.
Ø With ballots, not looting.
Ø With ballots, not blocking traffic.
Ø With ballots, not fires, except the one you
started inside of “us”.
Ø “YOU” created “US”. It really is just that simple.
BEING THAT SOCIALIST & GEORGE SOROS ARE FIGHTING FOR AN ARTICLE V CONVENTION; I SERIOUSLY DOUBT THAT WE SHOULD EVER ALLOW IT TO HAPPEN! THEY HAVE A MISSION
This a couple year old article but an eye opener that we should be aware of. If these elements are pushing for this Article V convention, it indicates they have a mission to try and re-write the constitution.
Socialists and Soros Fight for Article V Convention
Written by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
Recently, The New American has reported on the efforts by radio talk show host Mark Levin and others to push for a constitutional convention (a convention of the states, in the parlance of the proponents).
In his new book, Levin argues that such a convention is the last hope “to reform the federal government from its degenerate, bloated, imperial structure back to its (smaller) republican roots.”
Unfortunately, many otherwise well-educated and well-meaning conservatives have succumbed to Levin’s siren song and they have gone so far as to deny the constitutionality of nullification and to insist that an Article V convention is the only way to restore the balance of federalism in our Republic.
Fighting for the Constitution as given to us by our Founders is a noble goal and the anxiety of the conservative con-con collaborators is understandable. We at The New American and The John Birch Society welcome the help of all those courageous enough to enlist in the battle to defeat the forces of federal absolutism. We part company with those pushing for an Article V convention, however, and we believe that a constitutional convention is not the right way to stop the federal assault on our Constitution and the freedoms it protects.
There is another uncomfortable aspect of the Article V movement that is not being discussed, however, but needs to be, particularly in light of the good people who have associated themselves with it. Within the ranks of those clamoring for an Article V convention are found numerous extremely radical, progressive, and socialist organizations that otherwise would have little in common with the conservatives fighting on the same side.
Wolf-Pac is one of the groups that this reporter suspects many Levin listeners would be surprised to know is their compatriot in a call for a con-con. On its website, Wolf-Pac pushes for an Article V “convention of the states” as the best way to accomplish its “ultimate goal:”
To restore true democracy in the United States by pressuring our State Representatives to pass a much needed 28th Amendment to our Constitution which would end corporate personhood and publicly finance all elections in our country.
In order to persuade Americans to join its cause, Wolf-Pac will:
inform the public by running television commercials, radio ads, social media, internet ads, and using the media platform of the largest online news show in the world, The Young Turks. The Young Turks? Most constitutionalists (and I imagine most fans of Mark Levin) don’t spend much time during the day watching the Young Turks, the YouTube-based news and entertainment channel that dubs itself the “world’s largest online news network.” As unfamiliar as they may be with the Young Turks, it seems certain conservatives pushing for a con-con are even more unfamiliar with who pays the bills at this online purveyor of progressive ideology: George Soros (shown). Dan Gainor reports:
In fact, Soros funds nearly every major left-wing media source in the United States. Forty-five of those are financed through his support of the Media Consortium. That organization ‘is a network of the country’s leading, progressive, independent media outlets.’ The list is predictable — everything from Alternet to the Young Turks.
That’s right. George Soros — the financier of global fascism — is pumping millions of dollars into the same Article V campaign that is being promoted by Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and other popular conservative spokesmen. What will those in Wolf-Pac do if they are able to get “their amendment” proposed and accepted by an Article V convention? “Celebrate the fact that we had the courage and persistance [sic] to accomplish something truly amazing and historic together.”
Anything a group with this anti-constitutional agenda would do to our Constitution would certainly be historic — in the worst way. This should be enough to convince all true conservatives, constitutionalists, and friends of liberty to run headlong away from the ranks of the Article V con-con army, regardless of how popular and persuasive their generals may be.
It will likely surprise these devoted, but deluded, Article V advocates that Wolf-Pac is just the tip of the iceberg. These good people would be wise to take a look at this heavily abbreviated roster of their radical fellow travelers in the con-con movement, each of which is a registered “founding member” of the “Move to Amend” coalition.
Alliance for Democracy
Center for Media and Democracy
Independent Progressive Politics Network
Progressive Democrats of America
Vermont for Single Payer
Mind you, hundreds more groups “committed to social and economic justice, ending corporate rule, and building a vibrant democracy” are gathered under this umbrella.
This hardly seems to be a corps that most Levin listeners would be happy to stand shoulder to shoulder with in the fight for a “convention of the states.” In fairness, these allies likely don’t share their conservative cohorts’ love and loyalty to the Constitution.
It’s time these right-minded men and women know with whom they are associating. Its doubtful that Mark Levin’s legion of listeners would be as eager to get behind his Article V con-con agenda if they knew whom they were fighting beside and how radically their new allies want to change our beloved Constitution.
And that’s the problem. Regardless of the soothing words of Levin or others in the con-con camp, they cannot guarantee the outcome of such a convention. In fact, in light of the lists of leftist groups provided above, the results of the convention could be an outright scrapping of the Constitution written by the Founders in favor of one more in line with the progressive ideologies of Wolf-Pac, the Sierra Club, Code Pink, and others.
Remember, according to the history of Article V-style conventions, regardless of any state or congressional legislation requiring them to consider only one amendment (a balanced budget amendment, for example), the delegates elected to the convention would possess unlimited, though not unprecedented, power to propose revisions to the existing Constitution, based on the inherent right of the People in convention to alter or revise their government.
The mind boggles at the potential proposals that could come out of a convention composed of such radical representatives.
Don’t forget, George Soros’s billions are funding these fringe groups and politicians aren’t known for their ability to resist hefty campaign contributions.
Conservatives should shudder at the specter of a convention endowed with power of this magnitude, populated by activists who have a Soros credit card in their pocket and a commitment to “social justice” as their purpose. All the good intentions of the conservatives in the Article V camp would not be enough to force all these devastating changes to the Constitution back inside the progressive Pandora’s Box.
Readers are encouraged to click the links provided in this article and to investigate for themselves the agenda of the various Article V advocates and to determine if it’s worth the risk to our Constitution that would be posed by the presence of these groups in the “convention of the states.”
Finally, the startling information set out in this article is not meant as an attack on Mark Levin or anyone else working to call a “convention of the states.” Rather, it is intended to help the thousands of committed constitutionalists who find themselves believing in the Article V gospel he’s preaching to realize who’s sitting in the pews with them and whose money built the church.
Joe A. Wolverton, II, J.D. is a correspondent for The New American and travels frequently nationwide speaking on topics of nullification, the NDAA, the Second Amendment, and the surveillance state. He is the co-founder of Liberty Rising, an educational endeavor aimed at promoting and preserving the Constitution. Follow him on Twitter @TNAJoeWolverton and he can be reached at email@example.com
EX-PRESIDENT OBAMA IS PLANNING AN OVERTHROW OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, AN ACTION
CONSIDERED INSURRECTION UNDER 18 CODE US 2835 – ADVOCATING THE OVERTHROW OF GOVERNMENT.
Check out the code at the bottom of this article, you will see it covers all the things they are planning to accomplish..
Article from the New York Post………Hard to ignore the implications.
Monday, February 13, 2017
If you had an army some 30,000 strong and a court system stacked over the decades with judges who would allow you to break the laws, how much damage could you do to a country? We are about to find out in America. The ex-“president” said he was going to stay involved through community organizing and speak out on the issues, and that appears to be one post-administration promise he intends to keep. He has moved many of his administration’s top dogs over to an organization called Organizing for Action (OFA). OFA is behind the strategic and tactical implementation of the Marxist resistance we are seeing across America, and politically active courts are providing the leverage for this revolution.
OFA is dedicated to organizing communities for progressive change, meaning Marxist revolution. Issues are gun control, socialist healthcare, abortion, sexual equality, climate change, and of course, immigration reform. OFA members were propped up by the ex-“president’s” message from the shadows: “Organizing is the building block of everything great we’ve accomplished. Organizers around the country are fighting for change in their communities-and OFA is one of the groups on the front lines…Commit to this work in 2016 and beyond.” OFA’s website says it obtained its “digital” assets from the ex-“president’s” re-election effort and that he inspired the movement. In short, it’s the shadow government organization aimed at resisting and tearing down the Constitutional Republic, picking up where Communist Party America leaves off.
Paul Sperry, writing for the New York Post, says OFA is an army of agitators 30,000 strong who will fight President Donald Trump at every turn of his presidency and the
ex-“president” “will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.” Sperry writes that the ex-“president” is setting up a shadow government to sabotage the incoming administration through a network of leftist nonprofits led by OFA, which is growing its war chest (more than $40 million) and has some 250 offices nationwide. OFA IRS filings, according to Sperry, indicate OFA has 32,525 volunteers nationwide. The ex-“president” and his wife will oversee the operation from their foundation office near the White House.
Think about how this works-Trump issues an immigration executive order; OFA signals for protests and statements from Islamic and pro-immigrant leftist groups; ACLU lawyers file lawsuits in jurisdictions where activist judges obstruct the laws; volunteers are called to protest at airports and Congressional town hall meetings; the leftist media springs to action; the twittersphere lights up with revolutionary social media; violence follows-all emanating from the ex-“president’s” signal that he is heartened by the protests.
Speaking of the end times, the Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 3:1-3,
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be…without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good.”
Indeed, perilous times are ahead for us
this is unprecedented in the history
Unites States of America.
“It is a tragic irony of our time” to forget that the bloodiest tribe of our history, the Communists of Soviet Russia, were “motivated by brute power lust and a crudely materialistic greed for the unearned.”
YESTERDAY’S COMMUNIST IS TODAY PROGRESSIVE.
18 U.S. Code § 2385 – Advocating overthrow of Government
Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof-
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction. If two or more persons conspire to commit any offense named in this section, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction. As used in this section, the terms “organizes” and “organize”, with respect to any society, group, or assembly of persons, include the recruiting of new members, the forming of new units, and the regrouping or expansion of existing clubs, classes, and other units of such society, group, or assembly of persons.
POSTED AT 4:01 PM ON JANUARY 14, 2017 BY ED MORRISSEY
From this mistaken concern over trade deficits has come the idea that the U.S. needs to make border tax adjustments like other nations. The argument goes that these countries provide rebates for their value-added tax for exports, while imposing the VAT on imports from the U.S. This, the argument goes, is unfair, and puts the U.S. at a disadvantage.
The obvious problem with this argument is that it ignores why these border adjustments occur, and ignores the fact that the U.S. does not impose a VAT (thankfully!).
A border VAT adjustment is not a nefarious tool, but instead, a straightforward measure that places competitors on equal footing in terms of tax treatment. Consider that a nation like Mexico that imposes a VAT on domestically produced goods (imposed at each stage of production) will adjust or remove the VAT for exports and impose the VAT on imports. In this way, domestically-produced goods and imports receive equal treatment in the Mexican market. Meanwhile, if Mexico is exporting to another country with a VAT, that nation’s VAT will be imposed at the border. In the case of the U.S., again since we impose no VAT, there is no border tax applied. Therefore, Mexican exports to the U.S. are treated the same as domestically-produced goods.
That’s it. It’s really a non-issue. But now it’s a fake issue, as the idea of a border adjustment for U.S. corporate income taxes has entered the tax reform debate, that is, not taxing exports but taxing imports. This ignores several more facts. First, the WTO does not allow for border adjustments on income taxes. Second, most other nations impose an income tax and a VAT, and since the U.S. does not inflict a VAT, this is a tax advantage for the U.S., as opposed to a disadvantage. Third, emphasizing the fake issue of a border tax adjustment actually lays the groundwork for the U.S. imposing a VAT – which would be an actual and significant negative for the U.S. economy.
Steve Forbes also hates the BTA, and wonders how many Republican voters grasp the scope of the policy. Not only will this drive up prices almost immediately, it would be a huge boon to the largest players in each market, wiping out the tax basis for their exports and creating the potential for write-offs that could eliminate their overall tax bill: Hot AIR – read On >>>>>
from – PopZette – by Lee Habeeb
I’ve been a big fan for a long time. I was a scoring point guard and captain of my high school basketball team. My dad was a very good college player. Your dad played on a bigger stage with the Charlotte Hornets. Both of our dads taught us there were more important things in life than basketball.
I first saw you play in your freshman year at Davidson College. It was clear that you were destined for a great college career. You were a point guard’s point guard. You could handle the ball, see the floor, shoot the long three, and you could drive the lane and finish.
You were small but fearless. You were a scorer, but you were selfless. You could shoot the lights out, but you could create shots for your teammates, too. And that may be the most valuable talent not only in basketball, but life — creating for others.
When you left Davidson at the end of your junior year as the nation’s leading scorer, many doubted someone as small and skinny as you could make it in the NBA. Some questioned your toughness. They thought you’d get beaten up by the bigger, stronger NBA guards. You defied the odds. And the skeptics.
And then you did something even I didn’t expect. Maybe you didn’t either. You got better. And better. Until you became one of the dominant players in the NBA.
You also became a great leader. And always, you lead by example. When you and your other half, “Smash Brother” Clay Thompson, broke the NBA record in the 2013-2014 season for most combined three-pointers (484), I was surprised. No one had deployed the three-point shot the way you guys did. Never had it been used as an offensive weapon. You changed the game, and gave every little guy with a great shot and a love of the game a reason to dream bigger.
The following season, the two of you broke that same record again (525 three-pointers), and not satisfied, the Smash Brothers went on to smash your own record with 678 three-pointers. What was and is most pleasing to watch, however, is the joy you exhibit playing the game — the joy you exhibit when your teammates do something great. You often seem happier with them than you do with your own performance, which is the true mark of a leader.
It’s also the true mark of a Christian. Humility is the most important of the Christian virtues. I am a Christian, and love the way you carry yourself on the floor. I love it when you pound your chest and point to the sky after each shot you make. You don’t hide your faith. At the same time, you don’t hammer people with your faith, either. I love the fact that on some of your “Curry One” sneakers, there’s a lace loop scripted “4:13.” It’s a Bible verse from Philippeans, which reads, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” I love that tattoo on your wrist from 1 Corinthians which says, in Hebrew, these words: “Love never fails.”
I love that a guy as skilled, as smart, as famous, and as rich as you is not afraid to talk about love. And show your love for God.
When you received the NBA’s MVP a few years back, the speech you gave was so beautiful. You put God first. You then thanked your mom for always being there. You fought back tears thanking your dad for teaching you how to be a man, and cried for all of the men in this world who never had a father. I cried, too. I also admire the way you conduct yourself off the court. I know I won’t ever read a headline about you abusing a woman, or abusing anyone. You are living a life that is admirable, good, and decent. Your wife and two precious daughters are lucky to have a husband and a father like you. And you know you’re lucky to have them.
I have admired you up close at games, and from afar on TV — which is why I am so disappointed by your recent comments regarding Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank and President Donald Trump. Plank had just left a visit from the White House with some corporate leaders when he was asked to comment on the meeting. Plank described President Trump as an “asset” to the country, and also described him as a “pro-business president.” Rather than call Plank, with whom you have a very special partnership, to find out what he meant by those words, you did something I didn’t expect from you. You took a cheap shot at him. And President Trump. And the millions of fans who love you and also happened to vote for a man you insulted.
“I agree with that description, if you remove the ‘et,’” you told a local reporter, referring to Plank’s description of Trump as an asset.
And there it was. You called the president of the United States an a**.
It was so beneath you, Stephen. Because Plank was simply stating what millions of people who voted for Trump believed: that he’d do a better job than Hillary Clinton in growing our economy. A better job creating better jobs — better paying jobs — for millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet.
When asked whether you would consider leaving Under Armour if the company’s values began to align with Trump’s, you responded affirmatively.
“If I can say the leadership is not in line with my core values, then there is no amount of money, there is no platform I wouldn’t jump off if it wasn’t in line with who I am,” you said.
I respect that. And so I wonder: What values do you support when it comes to religious tolerance? As you may or may not know, Christians are being slaughtered or being asked to renounce their faith by radical Islamists all over the Middle East. Is that a value you support?
Muslim themselves are the biggest victims of this radical strain in the Muslim faith, and the vast majority of Muslims want what all people want, which is to live in peace. But there are many radical Islamists — too many — around the globe seeking to do harm to others who don’t agree with their worldview. Some of them wish to enter the United States. Shouldn’t that be a core value of any president, to do his best to protect fellow citizens from those kinds of evils? And can’t reasonable people disagree about how to best effectuate that outcome?
And what about the treatment of gays and women in so many Middle Eastern countries? Women can’t vote, let alone drive in many of them, and being gay is punishable by death. Does any of that resonate with your core values? We are not bigots when we point these truths out, Stephen. You talk about your faith in God being your highest priority, and I stand with you. But when you endorsed Democrat Hillary Clinton, did her position on late-term abortions square with your core values? Or the position of her party, as we watched the Democratic National Committee all but remove God from their platform?
I am a Christian who, like some, doesn’t believe Roe v. Wade should be overturned, and I am also glad that gay people have a right to marry in this country. But do your core values support the targeting of Christian businesses by gay couples seeking to do them harm solely because of their religious beliefs? Is it right to target one Christian baker when one knows many other bakers in the neighborhood willing to bake a cake and happily serve it at a gay wedding?
Who is doing the discriminating, the bullying, there, Stephen? Isn’t doing no harm to your neighbor a core value? Shouldn’t we learn to love one another despite our differences? Love, it says right there on your wrist, never fails? Is calling the president of the United States an a** your way of showing it?
Here is what I found most disappointing about your rebuttal to Kevin Plank. You know him. You know his heart, and his commitment to his city, Baltimore — one of the most politically progressive cities in the country, and one with a large African-American population. Plank’s commitment to that city is unrivaled. You know that. You also know very well his commitment to diversity and to building a community that includes people of every faith, class, gender, sexual orientation — and political orientation.
Yes, diversity includes diversity of ideas, Stephen. That’s what hurt the most about your little tirade. It was cheap, not clever. It was disrespectful to Plank. You should have just called him. It was also disrespectful to people who view the world differently politically than you do. And worse, it had the feeling of a threat. You know you can do harm to a great brand. And you didn’t mind letting Kevin Plank know, in a public way, that he’d best be careful. That’s what you, and athletes like you, were doing. And you know it.
That was your pride showing. It was ugly, a word I’ve never used before to describe you. But being a Christian, you know the perils of pride. And the ugly things we do because of our pride.
Know that I am, and will always be, a big fan of yours. I’ll be rooting for your merry band of Warriors to stick it to the Cavaliers this spring. And praying for you and your family. I will forgive this transgression because that’s what Christians are implored to do every day: Forgive ourselves and our neighbors. Those very same neighbors our God commands us to love. No matter what our political beliefs.
All the best, and hope to hear back from you,
P.S. The author sent this letter to Curry’s agent. He is hoping for a reply.
The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press.
The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland, Oregon, and as far east as New Orleans, Louisiana.
Four states that border on Mexico are included in the proposal – California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas – but it also encompasses seven states contiguous to those four – Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the AP report was “100 percent not true” and “irresponsible.” ”There is no effort at all to utilize the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants,” he said.
HUFFINGTON POST IS SPINNING THE FACTS,
Illegals are not Immigrants, they are classed as Illegal Aliens If you do not know the difference, here it is in plain English:
Illegal Alien: a foreign national who is living without authorization in a country of which they are not a citizen.
A legal alien is a person who is in a country temporarily as a student or a tourist, or who has been granted permission to live in the country permanently without being a citizen.
Legal Immigrant: An immigrant is a person who leaves one country to settle in another with authorization to enter.
In the immigrant community
The Trump administration said it detained more than 680 immigrants last week in a nationwide operation. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Monday that the arrests were “routine,” however immigrant rights advocates say there has been a clear uptick in enforcement activities. They believe Trump is following through on new deportation standards that put nearly every undocumented immigrant at greater risk.
DACA recipient Daniel Ramirez Medina was arrested by immigration authorities last week. His lawyers said this could be the first time under President Donald Trump that aDACA recipient has been taken into immigration custody. ICE issued a statement this week saying officers took Ramirez into custody “based on his admitted gang affiliation and risk to public safety.” Ramirez’s attorney said his client “unequivocally denies” being in a gang and said ICE agents repeatedly pressured him while in custody to “falsely admit his affiliation.” An undocumented woman was detained by ICE shortly after she obtained a protective order shielding her from the man accused of abusing her. Legal experts are worried her arrest will dissuade other undocumented immigrants from reporting abuse.
Immigrants went on strike Thursday in support of a grassroots movement that aimed to show the country what “a day without immigrants” looks like. Restaurants and other businesses closed their doors in Chicago, Austin, San
Francisco, Detroit, New York City, Washington D.C., Charlotte and other cities, in solidarity with the immigrant community.
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WEBMASTER: Reference last paragraph, what that says is; now we can hire American workers and send the illegals home.
Really Number 12? Would think more like 40th – This is a JOKE right? But then look at who did the Poll!
RIDICULOUS: Leftist Professors Rank Obama #12 President Of All Time
In C-Span’s Presidential Historians’ Survey, which is conducted every four years after the presidential election to rank the 43 men who have served as President of the United States, the leftist bent of the historians was again on full display.
The historians ranked FDR third after the obvious choices of Abraham Lincoln and Geroge Washington ranked first and second respectively. One wonders why FDR occupies that exalted position, which he has held in the last two surveys, since in his twelve-year reign his policies extended the Great Depression until the advent of World War II, but he was in charge during that historic war, so there are mitigating factors.
But the historians actually ranked the failed presidencies of JFK and Barack Obama very high on the list; JFK, was ranked #8; Obama, #12. Incredibly, JFK, who saw the Soviet Union only gain in power during his presidency, was ranked ahead of Ronald Reagan, who brought the Soviet Union to its knees, Reagan ranked #9. Obama at #12, surpassed James Monroe, the only man who was so successful that in his second election he won virtually a unanimous vote in the Electoral College, only missing the vote of William Plumer, a former U.S. senator and New Hampshire governor who voted for Secretary of State John Quincy Adams.
According to CNN:
C-SPAN’s academic advisers asked 91 presidential historians to rate each president from one to 10 on presidential leadership: “Public Persuasion,” “Crisis Leadership,” “Economic Management,” “Moral Authority,” “International Relations,” “Administrative Skills,” “Relations with Congress,” “Vision/Setting An Agenda,” “Pursued Equal Justice for All,” and “Performance Within the Context of His Times.”
Well, then, how can there be any doubt about Obama’s high ranking? After all, his crisis leadership gave us Benghazi and the invasion of Ukraine, his economic management left the U.S. with a labor participation rate matching the lowest labor participation rate in almost 40 years; his moral authority gave us the duplicity behind the Iran nuclear deal; his international relations left the entire Middle east aflame and ISIS ascendant; his relations with Congress were so bad that Politicotitled a story, “Obama, GOP Congress near end of long, ugly relationship”; his vision led to a bitterly divided American society over race; and his idea of pursuing justice for all was tinted against police officers rather than those who vilified them.
This Women Seriously sits in our
Congress God Help Us!
Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, was pranked by two Russian comedians who engaged her in an 11-minute telephone call that included discussion of Hillary Clinton’s health, the diabolical hacking of television stations so that screens would inexplicably flip to Vladimir Putin and – oh yes, almost forgot – the fate of the very fictitious African land of Limpopo. Limpopo is a province in South Africa, but the context of the discussion made it clear the comedy team was referring to a fictitious country from a Russian children’s book.
Waters fell for the skits, on all counts. And it didn’t take long for the YouTube version of the discussion to make media waves.
The two tricksters are named Vladimir Krasnov and Aleksey Stolyarov, better known online as Vovan and Lexus. They placed the call to Waters at her congressional offices while posing as the prime minister of Ukraine. And post-patch-through, the fun began. Waters, following a sunny greeting that included both surprise and pleasure at chatting with whom she thought was Volodimir Groysman, first discussed the fate of U.S. sanctions on Russia.
“Yeah, [Trump] wants to remove the sanctions, that’s what he said during the campaign,” Waters said. “Recently I heard he said, ‘well, we’d have to review the sanctions to see what should be done with them. … So I don’t know what he’s doing.”
Listen to the prank phone call:
CONSERVATIVES TAKE ON “REVERSE TEA PARTY” – ngTHAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE THE TOTAL OPPOSITE OF THE PEACEFUL, NO RIOTING, NON DESTRUCTIVE, NON EFFIGY BURNING, NO FLAG BURNING , NO SLANDERING, NO FILTHY LANGUAGE SIGNS, NO RACISM MEMBERS OF THE TEA PARTY – THEY ARE THE PROGRESSIVE SOCIALIST MOVEMENT OF BARACK OBAMA, GEORGE SOROS, AND MOVEON.ORG ORGANIZATIONS; TOTALLY BENT ON DESTRUCTION OF THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY AND THE DISRUPTION OF EVERY LEGISLATURES TOWN HALL MEETING.
Conservatives take on ‘reverse tea party’
As liberal protesters step up confrontations with Republican lawmakers, leaders of the original Tea Party movement that wrote the book on those tactics are reassembling their political army – dispatching activists to push a conservative agenda that includes tax reform and dismantling ObamaCare. FreedomWorks, Tea Party Patriots and other groups are looking to keep pressure on GOP lawmakers to keep their 2016 campaign promises, and not buckle in the face of rowdy town hall protesters angry about the prospect of repealing the Affordable Care Act.
“A lot of people were elected to Congress based on bold promises about ObamaCare, tax reform and regulatory reform,” Noah Wall, FreedomWorks’ national director of campaigns, told Fox News. “We have to hold them to campaign promises, keep up the momentum and the energy. It’s time to get off the bench and get this to work.” FreedomWorks plans to mobilize its network of grassroots organizations and unite with the Tea Party Patriots on March 15 for a “Day of Action” on Capitol Hill that will include a rally and visits to members of Congress.
The group will follow up with a “Month of Action,” set to include members driving constituents to congressional district offices and larger-scale rallies across the country to amplify their fiscally conservative message. Wall says his group and its supporters want to capitalize on Republicans now controlling Congress and the White House, and achieve long-awaited policy objectives. If successful, their efforts could mark a revival of the eight-year-old Tea Party movement – a political revolt against big government under then-President Obama that crested with Republicans’ historic 2010 House takeover.
Tea Party Patriots national coordinator Jenny Beth Martin on Wednesday said the upcoming Capitol Hill events are to “make sure Republicans stay focused on repealing ObamaCare” and her group will follow up with its own busy month — including daily, micro-focused activities like “Message Monday” and “Tweet Tuesday.”
In his Talking Points Memo tonight, Bill O’Reilly reacted to federal immigration officials arresting more than 600 people across at least 11 states last week, and how the story has been covered by the mainstream media. O’Reilly explained that the coordinated raids targeted illegal immigrants who had committed crimes in the U.S., mostly felonies.
He noted that 75 percent of those taken into custody had convictions, including homicide and rape, and many of the arrested non-felons were associating with the criminals. “But those facts have largely gone unreported by the American press and by the radical left, which is actively misleading you,” O’Reilly said. He pointed to hysterical headlines, like “Immigrant Community on High Alert, Fearing Trump’s ‘Deportation Force’“ and “The Trump Deportation Regime Has Begun.”
“That’s not press bias. That’s blatant dishonesty,” O’Reilly said. “The illegal immigration issue has been set up by the media to demonize Mr. Trump as a racist and a brutalizer of the poor.” He said if the federal government cannot remove people here illegally who commit serious crimes, then we do not have an effective federal government. “Yet the far left and the press, knowing full well that the ICE raids last week were directed at dangerous people, chose not to report that, instead smearing President Trump. We have now reached a low point in American journalism.”
Roger Ailes (AP) Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017 05:21 PM
The investigation centers on whether Fox’s settlement payments to women alleging harassment were so material that they should have been disclosed to investors, according to a person familiar with the matter who declined to be named because details of the probe aren’t public.
(GREGG NEWTON/AFP/Getty Images) By Jason Devaney | Thursday, 16 Feb 2017 01:41 PM
An analysis of a little-known study concluded there may have been more than 2 million non-citizen Hispanics who illegally voted last year.
The Washington Times cites the 2013 study, which was conducted by McLaughlin and Associates. A separate, and more recent, analysis by research nonprofit Just Facts found there was potentially a large number of non-citizens who managed to cast a vote in last fall’s presidential election.
Donald Trump won the election but lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton. He has said several times he believes voter fraud was rampant. In the 2013 study, 13 percent of the non-citizen Hispanics said they were registered to vote. According to the Times, James Agresti of Just Facts examined the results, applied it to 2013 U.S. Census data, and concluded that as many as 2.1 million Hispanics could have been illegally registered to vote
BY JORDAIN CARNEY – 02/16/17 11:09 AM EST
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) to lead the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The chamber voted 51-49 to approve Mulvaney. He needed a simple majority to be confirmed. With a 52-seat majority, Republicans had little room for error to confirm Mulvaney after Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced he would vote against him.
The Senate Armed Services Committee chairman on Wednesday stressed that his opposition wasn’t personal, but he accused Mulvaney of working to “torpedo” the Senate’s efforts to increase defense spending. “Voting in favor of Congressman Mulvaney’s nomination would be asking Secretary Mattis to spend less time fighting our enemies overseas and more time fighting inside-the-beltway budget battles with an OMB director,” McCain said from the Senate floor. Democrats also blasted Mulvaney ahead of the vote over his position on defense spending, his stances on an entitlement reform and his opposition to a 2013 bill to avoid a government shutdown. THE HILL – read ON >>>>>
Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017 01:14 PM
The Trump administration has offered the job of White House national security adviser, vacated by former U.S. intelligence official Michael Flynn, to Vice Admiral Robert Harward, said two U.S. officials familiar with the matter on Wednesday.
It was not immediately clear if Harward, a former deputy commander of U.S. Central Command who has Navy SEAL combat experience, had accepted the offer, according to sources. A White House spokesperson had no immediate comment.
Flynn resigned on Monday after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before President Donald Trump took office. Losing his national security adviser so soon after taking office is an embarrassment for the new Republican president, who has made national security a top priority.
Harward, a Rhode Island native who went to school in Tehran before the Shah was toppled in 1979, did a tour on the National Security Council under former Republican President George W. Bush, working on counterterrorism. He also has combat experience on SEAL teams and served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Harward now works as an executive for defense contractor Lockheed Martin, with responsibility for its business in the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East. NEWSMAX – Read On>>>>>
BY LYDIA WHEELER – 02/15/17 03:52 PM EST
Andy Puzder on Wednesday withdrew his nomination to be President Trump’s Labor secretary, avoiding what would have been a rocky confirmation battle.
“After careful consideration and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my nomination for secretary of Labor. I am honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor and put America’s workers and businesses back on a path to sustainable prosperity,” he said in a statement.
Puzder thanked his family and backers who voiced support for “the policies and new thinking I would have brought to America as secretary of Labor.” “While I won’t be serving in the administration, I fully support the president and his highly qualified team,” Puzder said. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee was scheduled to consider Puzder’s nomination Thursday in a hearing that had previously been delayed five times.
Top GOP members reportedly urged the White House to withdraw Puzder’s nomination, according to CNN.
Puzder, the CEO of the fast-food conglomerate that owns the burger chains Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., has been under attack by Democrats and outside groups for weeks for admitting he hired an illegal immigrant as a housekeeper and past allegations that he abused his ex-wife and treated employees poorly. THE HILL – Read On >>>>>
BARACK OBAMA IS INTENT ON DESTROYING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA – BELOW IS THE BEGINNING OF THE TRUTH.
How Obama is scheming to sabotage Trump’s presidency
When former President Barack Obama said he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests, he was sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes, Obama has an army of agitators — numbering more than 30,000 — who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. And Obama will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.
In what’s shaping up to be a highly unusual post-presidency, Obama isn’t just staying behind in Washington. He’s working behind the scenes to set up what will effectively be a shadow government to not only protect his threatened legacy, but to sabotage the incoming administration and its popular “America First” agenda.
He’s doing it through a network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing for Action. Normally you’d expect an organization set up to support a politician and his agenda to close up shop after that candidate leaves office, but not Obama’s OFA. Rather, it’s gearing up for battle, with a growing war chest and more than 250 offices across the country.
Since Donald Trump’s election, this little-known but well-funded protesting arm has beefed up staff and ramped up recruitment of young liberal activists, declaring on its website, “We’re not backing down.” Determined to salvage Obama’s legacy, it’s drawing battle lines on immigration, ObamaCare, race relations and climate change. Obama is intimately involved in OFA operations and even tweets from the group’s account. In fact, he gave marching orders to OFA foot soldiers following Trump’s upset victory.
“It is fine for everybody to feel stressed, sad, discouraged,” he said in a conference call from the White House. “But get over it.” He demanded they “move forward to protect what we’ve accomplished.”
“Now is the time for some organizing,” he said. “So don’t mope.”
Far from sulking, OFA activists helped organize anti-Trump marches across US cities, some of which turned into riots. After Trump issued a temporary ban on immigration from seven terror-prone Muslim nations, the demonstrators jammed airports, chanting: “No ban, no wall, sanctuary for all!”
Run by old Obama aides and campaign workers, federal tax records show “nonpartisan” OFA marshals 32,525 volunteers nationwide. Registered as a 501(c)(4), it doesn’t have to disclose its donors, but they’ve been generous. OFA has raised more than $40 million in contributions and grants since evolving from Obama’s campaign organization Obama for America in 2013.
OFA, in IRS filings, says it trains young activists to develop “organizing skills.” Armed with Obama’s 2012 campaign database, OFA plans to get out the vote for Democratic candidates it’s grooming to win back Congress and erect a wall of resistance to Trump at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue.
It will be aided in that effort by the Obama Foundation, run by Obama’s former political director, and the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, launched last month by Obama pal Eric Holder to end what he and Obama call GOP “gerrymandering” of congressional districts.
Obama will be overseeing it all from a shadow White House located within two miles of Trump. It features a mansion, which he’s fortifying with construction of a tall brick perimeter, and a nearby taxpayer-funded office with his own chief of staff and press secretary. Michelle Obama will also open an office there, along with the Obama Foundation.
The 55-year-old Obama is not content to go quietly into the night like other ex-presidents.