As the Christmas season gets into full swing the usual suspect politically correct Scrooges are taking to attacking a Christmas song for it's "intent." To say they are piggybacking off the recent rash of topic de jour sexual harassment/assault claims would be an understatement.
It appears that the oh-so-sensitive Left (I liken them to the yuppie neighbor characters in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation) has the Christmas song "Baby It's Cold Outside" in their crosshairs because, they insist, the man is coercing the woman into having sex with him.
Period, context and an actual reading of the lyrics not only prove this criticism to be absurd, it actually spotlights te real issue at hand. If we are to dissect this song by 2017 standards, then the ugly thing about it isn't the courting ritual that takes place, it is the societal shaming of the woman that is evidenced in the lyrics.
If the Left is all about free expression and a woman's right to choose what she does with her body, then the "slut shaming" should be the target of their ire, not the male's quest to court a woman he find attractive.
In a day and age when society has embraced high school boys and girls simply hooking-up for sex over social media portals, this fake outrage about a Christmas song is as disingenuous as it is pathetic.
Peter Strzok, a former FBI counterintelligence agent and ex-member of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team, was found to have sent texts that proved his vehement anti-Trump fervor. During testimony Wednesday, US Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), shrugged the hyper-partisanship off.
“Peter Strzok wasn’t saying anything about Donald Trump that the majority of Americans weren’t also thinking at the same time," said Nadler. He is the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee.
Nadler was responding to texts of Strzok's that called President Trump a "f*cking idiot" and a "douche" and writing "F TRUMP." Mueller has since dismissed Strzok from the Special Counsel team.
While it is a constitutional right to hold political views, and to even redress government, Strzok's views on Donald Trump should have eliminated him from both investigating anything to do with Mr. Trump and consideration for the Special Counsel position.
This is proof that Mr. Mueller failed to properly vet for bias in his investigative team and casts a dark shadow over the legitimacy of the Special Counsel.
Further, it proves beyond doubt that there are people in positions of influence and consequence who are violating their oaths of office to remain non-political in the execution of their positions and whose biases are compromising the governmental process.
With 100 percent of the precincts reporting in Alabama, it appears that, sans the tallying of absentee and military ballots -- and an inevitable recount, US Senate candidate has fallen to the propaganda attack of the Progressive Left.
Judge Roy Moore has, at this point, lost to Democrat challenger Doug Jones. Moore gleaned 48.4 percent of the vote, where Jones took 49.9 percent. This is the first time in 25 years that a Democrat has been elected to the US Senate from what the elite media call the "Deep South."
Jones's election is a paradox for Alabamans. Jones is adamantly pro-abortion and a supporter of Planned Parenthood. He is also a believer in man-made climate change and pro-Obamacare. He is pro-open borders and supports increased restrictions on gun-ownership. In essence, he is all about everything that Alabamans are against, yet he won by the slimmest of margins.
The overriding point in all of this is the sexual misconduct allegations leveled against Roy Moore, allegations that never appeared in any of his other political contests over 40 years. It will be very interesting to see if any of these allegations continue to have feet, or whether they evaporate because the election is over.
Congress, and specifically the US House of Representatives, are the people's voice in our government on a daily basis. So, when a government employee, or the leaders of a government agency or department, blow off a request to testify before Congress it's a big deal.
Andrew McCabe, a Deputy Director with the FBI whose wife ran for office, solicited funds from the Clinton Foundation -- and who is the subject of three ongoing investigations into improper political activity, suddenly had a "scheduling problem" and had to delay a scheduled appearance before the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday.
One has to wonder what internal issue at the FBI would be so incredible pressing that the American people -- through their elected Representative -- would be told to wait in answering questions about subjects pertaining to national security and political malfeasance during the 2016 General Election.
One thing is for certain. The Justice Department, the FBI and a good part of the investigative and intelligence communities have been politicized to the point where action needs to be taken to purge the political influence. If no action is taken, the Republic will -- guaranteed -- fall to ruin.
Senior Justice Department official Bruce G. Ohr is a nefarious character indeed. He was demoted last week for concealing that he met with the men behind the now-debunked Trump dossier. But it gets worse...much worse.
Ohr's wife, Nellie Ohr, worked for Fusion GPS, the opposition research organization that produced the propaganda piece on Trump; a propaganda piece that had little to do with the truth. Mrs. Ohr was paid by Fusion GPS through the fall of 2016. Her subject specialty: Russia-related subject matter.
It is stunning -- infuriating -- that the Department of Justice has become a fertile political playground for the insider power brokers of politics. It is impossible for a department tasked with assuring justice for all to do so when political operatives freely urinate on objectivity, fairness and a jealous adherence to the rule of law.
Just like when Al Capone's organization had to be cleaved from the city government of Chicago, it is time to thoroughly cleanse the Department of Justice of political appointees. This goes double for all investigative and taxing agencies in the Federal government.
The former North Korean national talked almost matter-of-factly about horrors we in the West can only imagine, if we can even do that. But her horrors were reality in her native North Korea, a nation ruled by a tin-pot despot who now has nuclear capability.
Ji Hyeon-A, who was forced to repatriate to North Korea after escaping to China three time before making it to South Korea and the sanity of the West, told of forced abortions (done without any pain medication), harsh labor camps for pregnant women who conceived of mixed-race, inmates being starved to death, and the dead of the labor camps being fed to dogs.
If Kim Jong-un condones this kind of barbaric behavior towards his country's pregnant women, imagine what he would do to Westerners caught on the field of battle, or civilians who would somehow come under his purview?
It is time this little fraud be dealt with. That the Chinese have not done so is the greatest indictment to their delinquent human rights record.
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US Senator Bernie Sanders (S-VT), took to NBC's Meet the Press Sunday to say that Democrats shouldn't "jump the gun" on their attempts to impeach President Trump. He is clinging, incredulously, to the false-narrative of Trump-Russian collusion advanced by the discredited Fusion GPS Trump dossier.
"[I]f Mueller brings forth the clear evidence that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians, I think you have grounds for impeachment. But I think jumping the gun does nobody any good," Sanders said. "You have to bring the American people onto this issue. You don't want to make it into a partisan issue."
A motion to start impeachment proceedings against the President by Rep. Al Green (D-TX), was crushed in the House last week by a vote of 364 to 58.
One of two things is certain here. Either Sanders is completely delusional, or he is pathetically partisan. If he is delusional then Democrats should seriously think about dismantling his potency in their party. But it's more likely that he is being caustically and pathetically partisan.
The narrative of Trump-Russian collusion has not only been debunked, evidence unearthed by the Left's quest to ruin President Trump suggests that Hillary Clinton and Democrats are actually guilty of communications with the Russians and other foreign entities to affect the outcome of the 2016 General Election. It was Democrats -- and the then-chief figurehead of the Democrat Party -- that was guilty of collusion. Once again, Progressives (and Clinton is a Progressive) accused their opposition of exactly what they did.
Further, that Sanders would be carrying water for this now-recognized-as-false narrative after it was found that Hillary Clinton -- the person who cheated him out of a fair shot at the Democrat nomination -- was the catalyst for the fake Trump dossier, is tantamount to suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.
Honest political opposition is good for the governmental process. It keep both sides in check. False outrage over false narratives that everyone knows aren't true is simply opportunistic politics. The American people are tired of taking it in the chops from power-hungry political actors.
It is time to cull the herd.
For-now-Senator Al Franken (D-MN), a caustic Progressive, resigned from the US Senate because he got caught groping and sexually assaulting women in his earlier "comedian" days. Bet the farm that if an overwhelming number of sexual harassment allegations hadn't surfaced, Franken would still be sitting as an elected Senator from Minnesota.
Aside from the fact that Franken continued to hide his sexual predator status behind the cloak of plausible deniablity -- saying he has always been a champion of women's rights and that he remembers each instance of alleged harassment "differently," there is a larger event that took place with his resignation.
Along with the "retirement" of US Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), again over allegations of sexual harassment, the Progressive and Democrat leaderships will use the demise of these two individuals as a marker to insist they have purged the "caveman mentality" from their political party. They will parade the carcasses of these two men as trophies through the public square in an attempt to divert scrutinizing eyes and paint themselves, once again, as champions of women, diversity, and equality. It is a move of deception void of true soul-searching.
Democrats will attempt to make this event a pivot point to snare Republicans, and especially Pres. Trump, trying to equate words with deeds. We should all understand that while sexist bravado is distasteful, it is still miles short of sexual assault and/or sexual harassment.
Locker room bravado; braggadocios chode-warrioring is absolutely not the same as groping a woman as she sleeps or forcing your tongue down someone's throat against their wishes.
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President Trump did the right thing. The duly-elected Israeli government recognizes Jerusalem as the capitol of their nation. But for years, especially during the Obama Administration, the United State refused to acknowledge the city as Israel's capitol. That ended today.
President Trump, much to his credit, has acquiesced to the fact that Israel is a sovereign nation; a nation whose government can declare its own capitol. That the rest of the world, and the pathetically anti-Israel United Nations, should have any say at all over where Israel decides to establish its capitol is insane.
The fact of the matter is this. The root of the word Palestine is "philistine"; a people, not a land. In fact, it is the scriptures of the Jews that even afford the Philistines with an area, mostly accepted to be fluid and without fixed borders. That modern-day Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capitol is antagonistic.
In the end, and for today's argument, the world must recognize Israeli sovereignty and their claim to Jerusalem as their capitol. If to the victors go the spoils, then the Israelis have a right to land they have already ceded back to their aggressor enemies. They could have kept it all after the many wars they have suffered at the hands of neighboring lands. It is time aggressors toward Israel in that region -- and around the world -- recognize Israeli sovereignty and end the Palestinians' false claim to Israeli land.
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Now that the heat has gotten too excruciating for US Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), because of a landslide of sexual harassment allegations, the longest serving member of Congress is resigning. But it gets better. Nepotism is alive and well in the Democrat Party.
It appears that Mr. Conyers is endorsing his son, John Conyers III (or John Conyers Jr. Jr.) to fill his vacant seat. A greater display of nepotism in federal politics has seldom been witnessed.
Interestingly, John Conyers Jr. Jr. is not only the offspring of a man who has been pressured out of office before his term's end because of his inappropriate sexual demeanor, he is also the son of a woman who served a 3-year prison term on a political bribery conviction.
Monica Conyers, Congressman Conyer wife, spent 3 years in prison after being convicted on a bribery charge after she admitted to taking bribes to support a Houston company's contract to treat sludge in Detroit while she served as a councilwoman.
How can the people of Michigan, regardless of how cobalt blue they may be as Democrats, continue to support this family for public office? Maybe John Conyers Jr. Jr. is an honest guy, but the sins of his mother and father have to stain him politically.
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Americans are the most benevolent people in the world. Myriad studies have proven this to be a fact, not to mention that in every global conflict our nation has stood-up to rebuild the vanquished aggressors. But in this new era of fiscal irresponsibility, the "something for nothing" train is barreling down the track.
Despite pleading with the Federal government for $94 billion in recovery aid after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello Nevares has authorized the issuance of approximately $100 million in government employee bonuses, this after it was exposed that the chief reason why relief aid sat stagnant on the port docks was because of government ineptitude.
Incredibly, these bonuses were written into the budget thus codified into law. The bonuses are a "tradition," don't you know.
The idea that government employees are automatically deserving of pay bonuses simply because the end of the year arrives is insane! Bonuses are for exemplary performance, not simply because of existence. After the Puerto Rican government's outing as a dysfunctional entity, it is hard to understand how American taxpayers have been hoodwinked into providing "bonuses" to those who created the dysfunction!
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Anyone who has paid attention to Clinton politics over the decades knows that they have saturated the FBI, Justice Department and Treasury Department -- and any other investigative body - with Clinton loyalists who obstruct on their behalf with aplomb.
That a mid-level Clintonista in FBI Agent and Special Counsel appointee Peter Strzok has likely skewed the investigation into Hillary Clinton's illegal use of a private email server to transmit top secret information during her tenure as US Secretary of State should come as no surprise. There are literally hundreds of people like Strzok -- Clinton loyalists; Progressives -- who are willing to bend the blindfold of lady justice to affect a political outcome in any given situation.
While the term "drain the swamp" may be synonymous with President Trump at this point, the need behind the notion is quite clear. Our Federal government now serves the oligarchic class and the political parties. Even when an outsider takes the White House, the bureaucracy put in place by the political elite thwarts systemic reform at every level and at all cost.