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THE HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY MEETING – April 23, 2019 -Trevor Loudon – Enemies within the church




1000 Sebring Square
Sebring Florida

April 23, 2019

Enemies within the Church

Enemies Within: The Church is going to produce the evidence, expose the false teachers and the underlying agenda to undermine the influence of Christ across the world,”.  “The biggest error is systemic, it’s deep, and it’s theological, but its biggest symptom, it’s most notable symptom is right now that’s really the tip of the spear on threatening the nation, the future of our Western civilization, not just America, but really any kind of Constitutional-style rule of law styled government in the world is threatened by this, and it is what is called the social gospel,” Gordon says.
The social gospel essentially takes socialist, communist or Marxist-based ideas of economics and wraps them up in Christian terms about compassion for the downtrodden, Gordon says.
Gordon says this idea was concocted by an atheist and has infiltrated Christianity.  The Bible says people have value because they are created in the image of God, whereas socialism says a person has no intrinsic value outside of a collective group.  “When you take these fundamental principles, turn them upside down, hijack Christianity, label things that are ultimately deadly as supposedly the gospel … You can lie and you can get away with it,” Gordon says.

Gordon’s documentary team includes producer Trevor Loudon, director Juss Saul and producer Curtis Bowers.

Mya 07, 2019 – Art Haas . Estate stewardship (probate preparation)
September 24, 2019 Karen Schoen – Knowledge is Power

Vice Chair Bob Gilmore – Talking Points
Chairman John Nelson – Talking Points

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Hope this week finds everyone in good health.
Please let myself or Bob know if you or any member is going in for
surgery, or have other issues we should put in our prayers.

Stop Socialism Choose Freedom flag wave went well 15 individuals showed up to flash signs and wave flags
most responses from traffic were positive lots of horn honking, few lefties with their fingers actions, normal
reaction from that courw when it comes to talking about Freedom.

We are working to make America better, the grassroots are the base
for positive change in this nation, but we all need to pitch in whether it be:
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  • Writing letters to the editors. you folks have to be the voice that fires back at
    these Left-Wing progressives in the local paper, they will only accept so many
    of my letters each month WE NEED TO SPEAK UP AND ANSWER THEIR LEFTIST
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    John Larsen Letter 1/23 – Citizens of the U.S are to be protected
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    Jack NelsonLetter 2/19 – Rebuttal – Who really had the Highest National Debt.
    John NelsonLetter 2/26Rebuttal – To the “MAGA CURSE ” published 2/16
    Bill Rees –  Letter 02/22 – Rebuttal – Stop Selling Guns across from the HIgh School
    Jack NelsonGuest Column – 03/04 – What is the Root of the Problem
    Jack NelsonGuest Column 03/20 – What Can we do to resolve school shooting
    Millie RichmondGuest Column 03/16 – Listen to our Story
    John Larsen Letter to Editor 03/21 – Without Exception our Framers were Christians

Education is the key – This is The Tea Parties Objective!
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Giuliani: IRS ‘Investigated’ Trump’s Taxes But
Not Coming for Him

By Sandy Fitzgerald    |   Wednesday, 24 April 2019 11:15 AM

“The IRS investigated his taxes,” Giuliani told Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.” “They exist to come after us if we don’t pay our taxes. We know they are damn good, and they are confidential and they don’t leak. If they haven’t gone after him on taxes, that six-year period, then there is nothing wrong with his taxes. They can’t investigate his taxes better than the IRS. They want his taxes to embarrass him.”

READ THE REST OF THE STORY CLICK HERE – Read Newsmax: Rudy Giuliani: IRS ‘Investigated’ Trump’s Taxes and Has Not Come for Him | Newsmax.com
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Trump: I’ll Head to the Supreme Court If Dems
Try Impeachment

Trump: I'll Head to the Supreme Court If Dems Try Impeachment
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By Newsmax Wires    |   Wednesday, 24 April 2019 09:07 AM

But Trump’s strategy could run into a roadblock: the high court itself, which said in 1993 that the framers of the Constitution didn’t intend for the court to have the power to review impeachment proceedings. The Supreme Court ruled that impeachment and removal from office is Congress’ duty alone.
“I DID NOTHING WRONG,” Trump tweeted Wednesday. Trump says not only are there no “High Crimes and Misdemeanors,” one of the bases for impeachment outlined in the U.S. Constitution, “there are no Crimes by me at all.”
He alleges Democrats committed crimes and says they’re looking “to Congress as last hope!” because “We waited for Mueller and WON.”
REST OF THE STORY – Read Newsmax: Trump Says He’ll Go to Supreme Court If Dems Try to Impeach | Newsmax.com
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More people are in the U.S. because they overstay visas than because they cross the border illegally, according to the nonpartisan Center for Migration Studies.

Trump Threatens Crackdown on High Visa Overstay Countries

Monday, 22 April 2019 07:23 PM
In a memo signed Monday, Trump directs officials to examine new ways to minimize the number of people overstaying their business and tourist visas as part of a renewed focus on immigration as the 2020 campaign kicks into high gear.
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President Trump Sues Elijah Cummings

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UPDATED 1:32 PM PT – Monday, April 22, 2019
President Trump is fighting back against efforts to obtain years of his personal financial records. Lawyers for the president as well as his private businesses filed a lawsuit Monday against House Oversight and Reform Committee chairman Elijah Cummings.
This comes after Cummings filed a congressional subpoena requesting ten-years worth of financial documents from his long-time accounting firm Mazars USA.
Cummings claimed it is necessary in order to confirm the testimony of the president’s former lawyer Michael Cohen in which he claimed he was reimbursed for so-called hush money. However, many are seeing the move as a last resort for Democrats, following the release of the Mueller report.
“They fight so hard on this witch hunt, this phony deal that they put together, this phony thing that now looks like it’s dying. So, they don’t have anything with Russia. There’s no collusion. So, now they go and morph into, ‘let’s inspect every deal he’s ever done, we’re going to go into his finances’…” — President Trump
Mazars — the accounting firm used by the Trump Organization — is expected to comply with the subpoena by April 29th unless ordered otherwise. The company said last week it will “respect the legal process” and fully comply with its legal obligations. The lawsuit is claiming the subpoena lacks any legitimate or legislative purpose, and is just another example of overreach by the president’s political opponents.
President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the
White House in Washington, Monday, April 22, 2019,
during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


MUST READ: Here’s Everything YOU Need to Know About the FBI’s ‘302’ Form

posted by Hannity Staff – 20 hours ago

The FBI and Department of Justice’s pivotal role during the 2016 race for the White House continued to emerge in recent weeks, with the agency’s use of ‘302 forms’ taking center stage regarding Hillary Clinton’s email probe, FISA applications, Russian interference, and more.
The document -an FD-302- is an official “report” or “summary” of a spoken interview conducted by an FBI agent and an outside individual; as current guidelines prevent the agency from recording interviews with electronic devices.
The “interview memo” typically contains the date of the interview, the location, and a summary of the witness’s statement.
Critics of the form claim the document acts a “perjury trap” where the subject of the 302 could potentially expose themselves to making “false statements” while speaking with a Grand Jury months after the initial interview.
The FBI’s use of the form made national headlines months ago when it was revealed the 302 document regarding former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was created nearly seven months after Flynn’s interview in January 2017.
“In his fateful interview at the White House with since-fired anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok and another FBI agent, Flynn ‘clearly saw the FBI agents as allies,’ according to the 302, which was dated Aug. 22, 2017 — nearly seven months after the actual interview,” reports Fox News.

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Trump frustrated with aides who talked to Mueller

Even as the White House reveled in what it saw as a generally positive news cycle in the hours following the release of the Mueller report, Trump made his dissatisfaction clear.  “Watch out for people that take so-called ‘notes,’ when the notes never existed until needed,” Trump tweeted Friday morning, less than 24 hours after the report’s release.  Some of the statements about him in the “Crazy Mueller Report” are “total bullshit & only given to make the other person look good (or me to look bad),” he added.
Sources close to Trump say the change in tone over the Mueller report, which he has previously called a “complete and total exoneration,” is rooted in his hatred of the notion that he can be controlled by his own staff.  Media coverage of the report has focused on efforts by Trump aides to ignore or undermine his attempts to curb Mueller’s investigation, accounts of which were detailed in Mueller’s 448-page, partially redacted report released Thursday.
“He’s crapping on your narrative of trying to create discord in his administration. He’s saying, ‘no it’s not true,’ ” Bryan Lanza, a former campaign and transition official, said of Trump.
Some allies said Trump would be better off simply declaring victory and moving on.
They said former aides may have saved the president from facing obstruction charges by failing to carry out some of his orders. And they said those interviewed by Mueller and his team had no choice but to tell the truth because they were speaking under penalty of perjury or lying to the FBI.  “Yes, I understand why the president is frustrated but the alternative would have been far, far worse,” said one former administration official, who requested anonymity to speak candidly. “He’s probably letting some of the details frustrate him too much. He shouldn’t let it cloud the bigger picture, because the bigger picture is a win for him.”
How long Trump broods over the report depends in large part on whether the media dwells on the sprawling document, the sources said.
Trump on Thursday traveled to his Mar-a-Lago estate with White House counsel Pat Cipollone and Steven Groves, a White House spokesman on legal matters, in addition to his usual cadre of aides including acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, a sign his attention may be glued to the Mueller fallout through the holiday weekend.  The Mueller report laid out in vivid detail Trump’s fears of the Mueller probe, and his efforts to undermine it or kill it. The report underscored the access Mueller’s team had to the inner workings of the White House through people close to the president.
Former White House counsel Don McGahn is a prime target for Trump, according to one source familiar with the president’s thinking, since he was a senior aide who supplied a number of damaging stories about the president.  McGahn characterized Trump’s orders to oust Mueller as “crazy shit” and is depicted as telling Trump in a private conversation he was keeping notes because he is a “real lawyer” after the president challenged his decision to tell Mueller about efforts to get rid of the special counsel.  Rob Porter, the former White House staff secretary, may also come into Trump’s crosshairs because he testified that he ignored the president’s instructions to see if then-No. 3 Justice Department official Rachel Brand could take over the Russia probe.
Former White House deputy chief of staff Rick Dearborn told investigators he refused to pressure then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions to take control of the investigation.  Notes from Sessions’s chief of staff Jody Hunt’s showed Trump lamented that he was “f—ed” because of Mueller’s hiring.
And White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders admitted she misled reporters about James Comey’s firing as FBI director.
Even before the report was released on Thursday, Trump’s aides and advisers who spoke to Mueller were reportedly worried about what the report would reveal. Trump’s reaction showed their fears may have been justified.  Hours after the report was published, the president was determined to show he was the one calling the shots.  “I had the right to end the whole Witch Hunt if I wanted. I could have fired everyone, including Mueller, if I wanted. I chose not to,” he tweeted on Thursday evening.
Trump’s frustrations with staff have been a hallmark of his White House.
Just this month, the president cleaned house at the Department of Homeland Security after he grew restless with top officials perceived to be slow-walking White House adviser Stephen Miller’s immigration directives.  An unnamed senior administration official penned a widely shared op-ed in The New York Times in September titled “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.” The piece prompted Cabinet secretaries and other officials to deny they were behind the column, which detailed efforts to foil the president’s agenda.
Bob Woodward reported in his book, “Fear,” that former top White House economic adviser Gary Cohn sought to stop Trump from withdrawing the U.S. from a trade agreement with South Korea by removing a document ordering the move from his desk. He reportedly took similar action with a letter that would have pulled the U.S. from the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Cohn resigned from his position in March 2018 amid disagreements with the president over his tariff policies.
While the Mueller report mostly contained accounts from ex-officials and campaign hands, also including former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, former chief of staff John Kelly and former deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland, the fallout could hit people still in the West Wing.  As Sanders and other White House aides have made the rounds on cable news to tout the report as a vindication of the president, they’ve been forced to grapple with questions about their own credibility and Trump’s efforts to hinder the investigation.
One informal adviser to Trump said the report was “devastating” to the White House press secretary because her admission that she made a misleading statement has effectively limited her ability to hold briefings, adding that “it’s really frustrating that we have lost the podium.”  Since Sanders sat with Mueller’s team on July 3, 2018, she has conducted just 14 briefings inside the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room, according to Mark Knoller, a CBS Radio correspondent and unofficial White House historian..
But people inside the White House disagree with that characterization, and the source familiar with Trump’s thinking said there is “no animosity” toward Sanders.  Rather than concede she misled reporters, Sanders stated in interviews following the Mueller report’s release that the sentiment of her comments was accurate. She reiterated that her inaccurate comments, repeated multiple times over multiple days, was made “in the heat of the moment.”  “It wasn’t a scripted talking point,” she said Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “I’m sorry that I wasn’t a robot like the Democrat Party that went out for two-and-a-half years and stated time and time again that there was definitely Russian collusion between the president and his campaign.”
Still, after a grueling two-plus years under the microscope of the Russia probe, Trump’s spokespeople insisted he was not too consumed with the aftermath of the report.  Roughly an hour after publishing his Friday morning tweets, which ended in an ellipsis as if in the middle of an unfinished thought, Trump decamped for his private golf club in West Palm Beach, Fla.
“Obviously he’s always relaxed, but also engaged when he’s down there,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said on Fox News. “But I imagine he may play a little golf today, we’ll see depending on the weather and depending on his mood.”  By Friday afternoon, the White House announced that Trump had hit the links with conservative talk radio host and staunch Mueller critic Rush Limbaugh.  And Trump finished his string of tweets nine hours after starting it by calling for a new investigation into the origins of the Russia probe.
“It is now finally time to turn the tables and bring justice to some very sick and dangerous people who have committed very serious crimes, perhaps even Spying or Treason,” he wrote. “This should never happen again!”
Updated 5:06 p.m.

om Fitton: President Trump Should File a Criminal Complaint with DOJ over Illicit Targeting




A must watch video for conservatives
(lefties also may learn something)

Victor Davis Hanson speaks at Hillsdale College’s Kirby Center in Washington, D.C. about Trumpism. Victor Davis Hanson is the Wayne & Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History at Hillsdale College, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and a professor of Classics Emeritus at California State University, Fresno. He earned his B.A. at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. He was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2007, the Bradley Prize in 2008, and the William F. Buckley Prize in 2015. He has authored or edited twenty-four books, including The Soul of Battle and A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War. To learn more about how Hillsdale College’s Kirby Center teaches the Constitution in Washington, D.C., visit http://kirbycenter.hillsdale.edu/

Supreme Court to consider workplace discrimination of LGBTQ community


Supreme Court to consider workplace discrimination
of LGBTQ community

The Supreme Court on Monday said it would hear three cases determining whether federal law protects LGBTQ individuals from discrimination in the workplace.
The court, in an unsigned order, said it would review all three cases on the matter, but ordered that two of the cases be combined into one argument.
The two merged cases asked whether discrimination over sexual orientation falls under Title VII of the Civil Rights act. The statue blocks discrimination in the workplace because of sex.
The court said it will also examine if the same federal statute protects transgender people in the workplace, based on their transgender identification.
The cases offer the opportunity for the Supreme Court to expand work discrimination protections to LGBTQ communities. Lower courts, so far, have been divided on the issue.
In one case, Gerald Lynn Bostock — a gay man — alleges he was fired by a Georgia county because of his sexual orientation. Another case similarly asks whether a sky diving instructor, Donald Zarda, was also fired after he revealed he was gay to a customer. Zarda, who has since died, is being represented in the case by the executors of his estate.
Those two instances have been combined into one case, with the high court considering whether federal anti-discrimination law protecting individuals from sex-based discrimination also applies to sexual orientation.
In the third case, a transgender woman revealed her identity to her employer — a funeral home run by a “devout Christian” — saying she planned to present as a woman at work ahead of sex reassignment surgery. The woman, Aimee Stephens, was then fired.
Her legal team initially asked the court to consider whether federal anti-discrimination law also applied to gender identity.
But the Supreme Court on Monday said that it will only consider if federal law applies to transgender identity and if a prior ruling blocks employers from requiring that employees follow sex-specific policies based on their sex, rather than their gender identity.
Updated at 10:45 a.m.


Wake UP America! The Trojan Horse Is Here!

With the arrival of massive Muslims to America, our culture and our way of life is forever altered. By now, most Americans know that Islam and the US Constitution are incompatible. Then what should be do? We, in the United States of America need to resist Islam’s encouragement while it is still gathering momentum, unless we wish to end up in the same fix as Europe.
For instance, to ignore the smoldering fire and relying on a few local “firefighters” to keep them from spreading is either naive or outright criminal, but it is certainly the easiest thing to do. That’s why I have decided to fight the fire and I am calling for help to put out Islam, the source that raises arsonists — the minority that they may be. It takes one arsonist to set a fire that a thousand firefighters will have difficulty to put out. The few Muslims who are brave enough to advocate reform of their religion are tossed out of mosques or, very likely, much worse.
We no longer can deny that Muslim jihadists live amongst us. It is only a matter of time before they show up and expose their aggression. Jihadists deem themselves the army of Allah. They use violence as an instrument of policy. This continues to be central to Islam. Muslim jihadists and their well-paid leftist apologists use the multicultural umbrella only in non-Islamic lands to shield themselves from the torrent of legitimate criticism that those who know Islam better shower on this cult of violence peddled as the “religion of peace.”
You don’t need to listen to me, and don’t listen to these conniving dissimulators.  Please search it out for yourself.  See if the euphemism of multiculturalism is ever even mentioned by any Islamic leader, is ever printed in the Islamic press, or ever appears in any form whatsoever in Muslim countries.
The West has been tolerant for so long, but “tolerance in the face of evil is not tolerance, it is a crime.”  It wasn’t long ago; we were defending ourselves at the Gates of Vienna from a Muslim invasion. Now, we welcome Muslims with open arms and generous welfare policies. Any push back to these open immigration practices is labeled Islamophobia, racism, bigotry, etc. But, at what cost do these changes bring?
You need to open your eyes and see how the scheme played out in Europe. Much of Europe is already past the stage of no return. This is not a game. This is real. This ideology will devour your entire family, if not now, soon enough. You need to wake up now and stop it from growing to the point of no return.
The battle with these people has been proven to be arduous and long. It is a duty of all enlightened individuals to work their hardest to fumigate these leeches from the body of humanity.
Through a highly effective indoctrination, the jihadist has come to believe firmly in Islam’s absolute delusion. He believes that Allah is the one and only supreme creator of the heavens and the Earth, that it is his duty and privilege to abide by Allah’s will and carry out his plans at all cost. He believes firmly in a gloriously wonderful immortal afterlife in paradise, for which a martyr’s death is the surest quickest admission. Although the dominating theme of the delusion is quasi-spiritual, the promised rewards of the afterlife awaiting the martyr are sensual and material.
All the things and activities that the jihadist desires and cannot attain or practice, and rejects in his earthly life, will be purified and proffered to him in the paradise of the next life. Thus, goes the delusion.
Pay close attention, after 1400 years, Islam is still on a campaign of conquest throughout the known world. Hordes of life-in-hand foot-soldier fanatical Muslims are striving to kill and get killed. All they want is the opportunity to discharge their homicidal-suicidal impulses, on their way to Allah’s promised glorious afterlife. And in the background, granting the foot-soldiers’ wishes, are their handlers, the puppeteers, who pull the strings and detonate these human bombs. Here is what the leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini said many years ago:
“Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious. Islam does not allow swimming in the sea and is opposed to radio and television serials. Islam, however, allows marksmanship, horseback riding and competition. Meeting in Qom.”
You need to Wake up America: Your highest priority is the preservation of this nation of the free. We have done what it took in the past and we must do what it takes now and, in the future, to safeguard liberty. Defeating the encroaching Islam is this generation of Americans greatest challenge. We must meet the threat and defeat it. The alternative is to suffer the fate of the Europeans, many of whom are voting with their feet: fleeing to other lands and abandoning their ancestral homes to the Islamists.

© 2019 Amil Imani – All Rights Reserved

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Don’t believe them, they are SHARIA PATROLS and the women on the street are scared of them! It is the job of the city police department not some idiots running around in a painted car playing cop!

Minnesota city issues cease-and-desist order: Islamic Center’s security vehicle looks too similar to a police car

“Brandmire said the vehicle reminded him of vehicles he has heard were used in other states like New York to ‘enforce Sharia Law.’”
There is actually no evidence that vehicles in New York or anywhere else in the U.S. are being used to enforce Sharia. However, Brandmire asks a good question: “Why do they need a patrol car?”
Why indeed? “Mohayadin Mohamed, president of the center, said the vehicle is used for safety and security purposes such as directing traffic. ‘It’s common sense for when you have that number of people coming at the same time,’ he said. ‘Because we’re a private organization, we feel that it’s our responsibility to at least have some presence of security on our premises.’”
Sure, but organizations of all kinds have security vehicles that aren’t made to resemble police cars. Does any in St. Cloud have a faux-police car? Is the Islamic Center trying to further the idea that “Islamophobia” is a massive problem, and that Muslims in St. Cloud are subject to widespread persecution and harassment, despite the fact that FBI statistics every year show that anti-Semitic attacks are far more common than attacks on innocent Muslims?
Also, Bradmire is wrong about vehicles enforcing Sharia in the U.S., but there have been self-appointed Sharia police in Britain and Germany. Is it inconceivable that they could arise in the U.S.? No, but concerns about that possibility will be drowned out by a chorus of charges of “Islamophobia.”

“Islamic Center balks at City Councilor’s complaint on security car that resembles others,” by Jenny Berg, Saint Cloud Times, April 18, 2019 (thanks to Elizabeth):
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Mayor Dave Kleis was alerted to the issue Sunday when City Council member Paul Brandmire called him to report the vehicle, which he said looked similar in color and design to a St. Cloud squad car.  Brandmire said the vehicle reminded him of vehicles he has heard were used in other states like New York to “enforce Sharia Law.”  “That raised all kind of red flags,” Brandmire said Wednesday. “Why do they need a patrol car?”
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St. Cloud Assistant Police Chief Jeff Oxton said the city talked to the vehicle’s owners Tuesday after finding the vehicle violated state law because only law enforcement can use certain colors such as white for public safety vehicles.  After investigating the center’s vehicle, Kleis said, the city found other area security vehicles also not in compliance with state statute because many are white with “security” written on the side….
“We’re going to make sure we treat all of those vehicles exactly the same,” he said….




©2019 Burt Prelutsky                 Apr. 14

I think it’s possible that I might be the only person in America who doesn’t think it’s a big deal that a handful of rich people tried to bribe their kids’ way into so-called elite colleges and universities.

Wealthy people always have advantages denied to the rest of us.  Otherwise, what would be the point of being rich  The part that never made sense to me was what the parents expected would happen once their not-overly-bright sons and daughters were enrolled at USC, UCLA, Wake Forest, Georgetown, Yale and the others.

Were they prepared to bribe all the professors, coaches and teaching assistants, all the way through four years, finally culminating in a fraudulent degree

Part of the reason I don’t care about it is that there are far worse scandals involving these institutions.  To begin with, people are making mountains out of molehills because various college coaches accepted bribes in exchange for lying about the teenagers’ prowess when it came to soccer, rowing and even fencing.

But why should anyone get a scholarship for any of those things or because they can dunk a basketball or pass a football  I found the fact that UCLA is trying to lure a basketball coach from Tennessee to come to Westwood and draw X’s and O’s on a chalkboard for $5 million-a-year, far more revolting than anything Lori Laughlin or Felicity Huffman did for their pampered offspring.

They talk about how shameful it is that a handful of admissions were doled out to these privileged kids, but I didn’t hear anyone complain that Tiger Woods got a full scholarship to Stanford because he could drive a golf ball 280 yards.  Is anyone going to seriously tell me that slot shouldn’t have gone to a potential physicist or medical researcher

I don’t hear any cries of moral outrage when some kid who’s received a full scholarship to attend college decides to drop out after a year or two in order to enter the pro basketball draft.

Until this scandal came along, I didn’t even know that you could get into Harvard on a fencing scholarship.  Fencing, for God’s sake!  I don’t know how much a fencing instructor is paid, but the guy at Harvard managed to get one of the deep pocket parents to fork over $500,000 over the asking price for his home.  En garde, indeed!

While others fuss and fume over this tempest in a teacup, I’m outraged that our colleges and universities, which have been turned into left-wing indoctrination centers, over-pay the propagandists, thus driving tuition costs ever higher and student debt into the stratosphere.  There are 43,000 college administrators and personnel in this nation who are paid in excess of $200,000-a-year; 10,000 in California alone.  Some of the mucky-mucks in the Ivy League, the very ones who refuse to suspend or expel campus Fascists, are pulling down as much as $5 million-a-year.

Because if you look hard enough, you can generally find something funny about almost anything, I got a belly laugh when I heard that Olivia Jade Giannulli, the daughter of Lori Laughlin and some fashion designer I’d never heard of, was delayed in getting a copyright on her new line of cosmetics because there were so many punctuation and spelling mistakes on her paperwork.

Apparently, the girl’s parents shouldn’t have pulled strings to get her into USC.  Instead, they should have hired a tutor to teach her remedial English.

In addition to trying to game the electoral system by allowing convicted felons and 16-year-olds to vote in presidential elections, the Democrats are also trying to pack the Supreme Court, count the votes of illegal aliens and offer statehood to Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam, which would automatically provide Chuck Schumer with six additional Democrats in the Senate.

It makes me wonder if Barack Obama let the cat out of the bag in 2008 when he referred to the 57 states in the Union.

If she weren’t so personally and politically toxic, I could almost feel sorry for Nancy Pelosi.  I’m sure when she decided to run again for the House Speakership, she didn’t count on constantly being sandbagged by the likes of newcomers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar.

Her job has been likened to herding cats, but cats wouldn’t keep providing Trump and the Republicans with things like the Green New Deal and a constant flurry of anti-Semitic rants to use against them.

When Rep. Ilhan Omar, who favors female genitalia mutilation as prescribed by the Koran, says things as tone-deaf as “Because some people did something on 9/11, we Muslims lost our civil rights.”

Some people  Something  I can easily picture a disgruntled Ms. Pelosi calling in a favor from a San Francisco-based hitman.

Because it is exactly what her hometown Muslims expected when they elected Omar to represent them in Congress, she feels free to call Trump’s advisor Stephen Miller a “white nationalist,” and to insist “The fact that he still has influence on policy and political appointments is an outrage.” So far as Rep. Omar and her constituents are concerned, the real outrage is that Mr. Miller is  a Jew.

Those who deny there is a crisis at the Mexican border will add, “But if there is a crisis, it’s because we don’t prop up the economies of Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador, with American tax dollars, so that the natives could find jobs at home.”

Unfortunately, we have been doing exactly that for decades, but it hasn’t curbed the tide.  If anything, it’s encouraged the natives to come to the place where there’s obviously so much money we can afford to squander it on foreign policies that have failed for the past 50 years.

What’s more, at last count, we had a military presence in 163 countries.  That means there are only 32 countries where we don’t currently have boots on the ground.

I assume in some of those far-off places, their presence must take the form of guarding an ambassador or raising and lowering the flag at an consulate.  How else to explain why we have three members of the military in both Fiji and Ireland and one lonely chap stationed in Iceland

* With all the reality shows flooding the TV landscape, you might think I had at least tuned in once to something like “So You Think You Can Roller Skate” or one of those spouse-swapping embarrassments that seem to transfix a certain large portion of the population.  But I never have.  Not even once.

But if I ever did, it would have to be something along the lines of a reality show I have in mind.  It would be a quiz show pitting Republican members of Congress against their liberal counterparts.

I, as the genial host, would ask a series of questions, most of them having to do with the Constitution and American History.  I think it would be a laugh riot to watch dummies like Mazie Hirono and Adam Schiff duking it out with the moronic likes of Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, trying to figure out if “separation of church and state” actually exists in the First Amendment or whether the Electoral College was one of the academic institutions involved in the recent bribery scandal.

Think Trumperware parties, Trump Tuesdays, Women for the Wall, Students for Trump and even Truckers for Trump,

Mar-a-Lago mimosas? It’s on menu with
Women for Trump

, The Detroit NewsPublished 10:18 p.m. ET April 16, 2019
Republican women for President Trump, wearing Make America Great Again hats,   give a thumbs up during the Style Show at the Trumperware event in Flushing.
Republican women for President Trump, wearing Make America Great Again hats, give a
thumbs up during the Style Show at the Trumperware event in Flushing.
(Photo: Max Ortiz, The Detroit News)
Flushing — Red was the color du jour in a Flushing banquet hall Saturday, as it has been at other events around Michigan.
Cherry dresses, scarlet scarves, red-tinged Mar-a-Lago mimosas and MAGA red chicken salads along with the signature Make America Great Again hats.
But if red was the dominant shade, the theme at the Michigan Women for Trump luncheon was just as distinct.
“We are part of the silent majority of 2016 and because Donald Trump is president we are silent no more,” Amy Carl, co-director of Mid-Michigan Trump Republicans, told the more than 150 women gathered Saturday in support of the Republican president.
The luncheon was one of nearly 70 events Michigan Trump Republicans have held since their founding after Trump’s surprise Michigan victory in 2016. The group, which eventually gave way to Women for Trump, promises there’s more to come in the run-up to the 2020 election.
Think Trumperware parties, Trump Tuesdays, Women for the Wall, Students for Trump and even Truckers for Trump, an enterprising group of drivers who plan to blare their support for the 45th president via big rig billboards while zipping up and down the nation’s highway system to deliver goods.
Though the 2020 election is still a year and a half away, the group is mobilizing among a demographic they feel is under-reported in the Trump narrative: Women.
“We can’t book them fast enough,” Marian Sheridan said of Women for Trump luncheons and Trumperware parties. Sheridan, who also is the Michigan Republican Party’s grassroots vice chair, has toured the state with two other Michigan Trump Republican leaders to assure GOP women they are not alone in their support for the president.
Women have flocked to Norton Shores, Canton, Madison Heights, Frankenmuth, Marshall and Marysville for Women for Trump luncheons and Trumperware parties. The larger luncheons typically draw 50-75 attendees, according to organizers.
This week, members of Michigan Trump Republicans are scheduled to speak at Florida Trump Republican events in Sebring and Winter Haven. They also have fielded inquiries from groups in Ohio.
Some of the emphasis on grassroots female Republican support is in response to Democratic successes in the same arena, especially in light of the “pink wave” that won Democrats many statewide and legislative seats in 2018.
Women for Trump often find themselves battling labels associated with Trump supporters, said Meshawn Maddock, a co-founder of the group and 11th Congressional District Chair. Those stereotypes, she said, run the gamut — crazy, privileged, sycophantic or strictly of the male Caucasian persuasion.
“Look around this room,” Maddock said. “Do we look like old white men?”
‘Sign the wall’
More than 150 women Saturday sipped on the mimosas and snacked on the salad before several wearing MAGA hats modeled Ivanka Trump clothing.
There were plenty of life-size cutouts of Trump, Melania, Ivanka and the Statue of Liberty, but they didn’t hold a candle to the number of MAGA scarves, pins, shirts, bumper stickers and sweaters for sale in the room. Women were encouraged on their way into the banquet hall to “sign the wall,” a sturdy brick-patterned roll of paper that would eventually be sent to the White House.
Peggy Meyer took it all in with wide eyes. The luncheon was the first political event for Meyer of Essexville, who described herself as usually “apolitical.”
“So far I like it,” said Meyer, whose interest in Trump stems from a concern for veterans. Her husband served in the Marines and Air Force. Her son is still active in the Air Force.  “I applaud President Trump for what he’s trying to do for veterans,” Meyer said. “I like some of the things they’re doing, but I’m not a die-hard Republican.”
Her cousin’s blood ran a little redder.
A Marine Corps veteran, Pamela Beaver of Kawkawlin said the fine linens and dainty salads were a little elegant for her McDonald’s tastes. But the Trump message was spot on, she said.  “There are women for Trump, and our husbands don’t force us to vote for him,” Beaver said. “We have our own minds.”
A group of Montrose Republican women said they came out to show their confidence in the president’s ability to keep the country great for future generations. “I think there’s more support for what Donald Trump is doing than the media and press like to say,” said Janet Driesen of Flint Township.
Fighting Fems for Dems
The outreach to women is sorely needed after a 2018 election in which Michigan Republicans saw flagging support among women in western Wayne County and eastern Oakland County, said Bill Ballenger, a political analyst and former Republican lawmaker.
“They need to do better; that’s the understatement of the year,” Ballenger said. “Particularly, Donald Trump needs to do better.”
Given the party’s realities, the way to reach those women may not be a direct appeal for Trump, Ballenger said. Rather, Republicans should emphasize “how far out in left field the Democratic Party is drifting.”
While the GOP may struggle in more affluent areas of Wayne and Oakland counties, the Flushing location of the event is proof of inroads into suburban, blue-collar areas that have not typically been considered GOP strongholds.
Tamera Murray hits the dance floor for the Women for Trump Style Show at the Trumperware event in Flushing.
Tamera Murray hits the dance floor for the Women for Trump Style Show
at the Trumperware event in Flushing. 
(Photo: Max Ortiz, The Detroit News)
“Trump has done surprisingly well there in 2016,” Ballenger said of rural Genesee County. “The Republicans are getting stronger in these suburban areas of Flint.”  Though the issues discussed Saturday were serious — immigration, abortion, the economy — Maddock said the group also realizes people need a bit of levity in the overly combative political atmosphere. Thus, the tongue-in-cheek Mar-a-Lago mimosas, the Ivanka-apparel style show and the Trumperware parties.
The Trumperware parties are an effort at “making politics fun again” through grassroots coffee meetings at the homes of female Trump supporters, Maddock said.  They were in part inspired by the opposition, a response to the grassroots Fems for Dems movement that helped Michigan Democrats to sweep the seats of governor, attorney general, secretary of state and two congressional seats in a “pink wave” in the 2018 mid-terms.
“We need conservative women to be an answer to the progressive women who right now seem to be leading the entire Democratic Party,” Maddock said.
Lori Goldman started Fems for Dems out of her Bloomfield village home in 2016 ahead of Hillary Clinton’s run for president.
The political action committee continued its phone bank work and door-to-door campaigning after Clinton’s loss, providing a “political home” for people who wanted to volunteer after Trump’s win but were unsure of how to do so, Goldman said.The group now communicates with roughly 3,000 people and has spun off a education 501c3 called Fems for Change.
“The worst thing we can let happen is just being apathetic about who’s running,” Goldman said. “Republicans are not our enemies and we’re not their enemies. Our enemies are the people who don’t care enough to show up on election day.”
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