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President Trump-“Tweet” Power

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Many Trump supporters are a little timid when defending President Trump’s myriad of Tweets and shrink back from defending him to those less committed to Trump. 

When seeking to defend the President, keep in mind that the President said he is a fighter and he will always fight for himself, his policies, his people, and YOU.  Keep in mind that the President treats men and women who attack him the same.  He sees both as adversaries subject to equal levels of retaliation even if it gets personal.  

I hope that the following will help the “Timid Trumpsters” to not be intimidated by the left, RINOs and elitist and wholeheartedly stand up for our President!  Many claim that his “personal” Tweets are especially distasteful and disconcerting.  Others claim his “boisterous” Tweets are equally distasteful.  

Key Things to Remember:

  1. Libs, Never-Trumpers, and Elites will NEVER accept Trump and his actions no matter what he does or does not do!  They fear that he is returning the US back to its founding principles and reversing left-wing, secular humanist, globalist, and open-border wins that have left this country devoid of morality, jobs, and a future.  Don’t worry about his Tweets, he is communicating to you, not to his enemies.
  2. Elite Media and Hollywood types hate that one of their own, Actor Trump as the head of the Apprentice, is in power and his beliefs and policies are the antithesis of what they believe in!  The President takes on the “Fake Media” and talking heads directly, especially those who used to “suck up” to citizen Trump due to his financial and NY social status.  To be in Trump’s inner circle, was an invitation to be at Mar-A-Lago and Trump’s gala events.  He returns fire towards these hypocrites in the same manner they attack him.  If they play hardball, he plays hardball with even more gusto!     Trump’s attacks on Joe and Mika of “Morning Joe” were harsh, direct, and a call out of their hypocrisy for once being his “friend” and now being personally insulting and questioning his mental capacity.  Trump tweeted back:  “I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”  Trump was merely pointing out that Joe and Mika (her dad was the Security Advisor to President Carter!)  were not well-informed and constantly wanted to socialize with the President-elect as they had in the past!  That Mika would even attend a New Year’s event while recovering from surgery just to be with the “in-crowd”.  The left, the media, and the elites go nuts!
  3. President Trump Creates International Policy changes through his Tweets!  When the President took on NATO and the member’s failure to live up with their financial commitments, the President Tweeted, “We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO & military. Very bad for U.S. This will change.”  Did Merkel get upset?  Yes.  Are the NATO nations upping their commitments to defense?  Yes!  If he had said, “It would be nice if NATO members would increase their financial commitments to defense.”  Do you think anything would have changed in NATO?  Nope.  Ask Obama, Bush and Clinton.  All prior Presidents said that NATO member needed to spend more on defense and were ignored.  The President also pressured the European Open Borders nations by Tweeting a condemnation of the Fake News Media’s coverage of Sweden’s disaster that has resulted from their open borders policy.  The President Tweeted; “Give the public a break – The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say that large-scale immigration in Sweden is working out just beautifully. NOT!”  The President continues to Tweet about the atrocities that are occurring as a result of the EU Open Borders fiasco.  The President doubled down when he condemned the London Mayor’s comments following another attack on that city;  “At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is “no reason to be alarmed!””   The President’s direct language forces the leaders of nations to at least look at themselves and certainly arms their citizens with another view of the impacts of their leader’s failed policies!  The left, the media, and the elites go nuts!
  4. #FakeNews:  Elite Media will Never Treat President Trump with Respect and Honesty.  At the core of the President’s use of social media is this Tweet he put out on June 6th, 2017; “The FAKE MSM is working so hard trying to get me not to use Social Media. They hate that I can get the honest and unfiltered message out.”  The mainstream media’s reporting on the President and his administration is running 95%+ negative since his election.  There is no way the President can drive his agenda or communicate his priorities other than through social media.  CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, and the print media actually make up stories against the President while ignoring the booming economy or the positive foreign policy advancements that have been made under this President.  Many of you want him to “temper” his Tweets with nicer language.  If he did, the MSM would not report on those Tweets.  They never retweet or report on the Tweets he makes regarding the economy or his policy advancements.  The MSM skews polls  against the President and his policies every single week.  Even Fox pools presuppose a larger base of liberal voters and over sample independents as well.  The left, the media, and the elites go nuts!
  5.   The President’s Tweets may be harsh, but are predictive of future events.  Never doubt the President when he predicts future events or outcomes.  Sometimes it becomes true in a few days, sometimes it takes longer.  One of the more esoteric predictions the President Tweeted; “How low has President Obama gone to tap my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!   Later, following leaks and hearing info the President Tweeted;  “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped” in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!”   When the President comes out with the initial prophesy, the left, the MSM and the elites go nuts.  Then Trump is proven correct!

Don’t Argue with a Liberal, MSM, or an Elite!

When you read a Trump Tweet and your first reaction is to recoil, reread the Tweet and look at the context.  Then ask yourself; “What is the President trying to accomplish”; “What is the future impact of his Tweet”;  “Who is he targeting and why”;  “Is his Tweet in response to an attack on him, his family, or his administration?”.   Also remember that the President is privy to information and intelligence that we don’t.  The President’s Tweets will require that you keep up with what he is being subjected to, what he is trying to promote, and current events.

When accosted by a Liberal, a member of the MSM, or an Elite (can be a republican or democrat), don’t argue the Tweet.  Defend the point or policy of the Tweet.  But, you will have to be informed!  

Without social media, the President would never have won the election.  His access to millions of followers get his side out and keeps his base informed and loyal.  the President has learned how to “weaponized” social media and stay ahead of the left, the media and the elites.  

Also remember, it is a waste of time to argue with a Liberal or an elite.  You will never change their minds.  Remember some famous quotes regarding arguing with those of flawed or low levels of intellect:

Mark Twain:  “Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”   

Another quote that you should keep in mind is:  “Sometimes when you’re arguing with a fool, he’s doing the same thing.”

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

Hat Tips:

https://news.sky.com/story/president-donald-trumps-most-memorable-tweets-10934825

 

 

 

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Leverage with China-One China Policy VS One Korea Policy!

John Bolton Wants a One Korea Solution

How About Using the One China Policy Rescission as Leverage?

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Shortly after the end of WWII, World powers created “Lose-Lose” relationships and sovereign status agreements concerning both Taiwan and Mainland China, and North and South Korea.  From a US perspective, Taiwan and Mainland China should have remained as individual nations and North and South Korea should have remained as a single nation.  The resulting outcome was to destabilize both sets of nations and set up a semi-permanent state of either or both diplomatic or military conflict that remains today.  Keep in mind, Mainland China is at the epicenter of both of these potential powder kegs.

Background:  (highly condensed) 

Most people born after 1950 are somewhat clueless when it comes to Taiwan, officially known as the Republic of China (ROC), and believe that it is an always has been part of Mainland China known as the People’s Republic of China (PRC).   In fact, Taiwan is still a sovereign nation and only due to concessions to the PRC has most of the West recognized Taiwan and Mainland China as “One China”.

The US policy of adhering to a “One China Policy” was first formalized in 1972 when Nixon signed off on the Shanghai Communique in order to establish “normalized” trade and military relations with mainland China.  While the US maintained close relations with the Taiwan government, it did agree to reduce our military installations and support.  This was in return for both the US and mainland China to agree not to seek to dominate the Asia-Pacific Region.  (How is that working out for us!  NOT)  Not surprising, it was Jimmy Carter in 1979 who actually BROKE OFF RELATIONS WITH TAIWAN recognizing on mainland China (PRC) as the real China!  Unfortunately even President Reagan did not reverse this policy and Taiwan has remained a step-child since 1972 with the US still adhering to the One China Policy. 

Enter President Trump:

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Remember right after President Trump was elected and he received a call from the Taiwanese President Tsai Lng-wen.  Following that call, President-Elect Trump said that the US was not necessarily “bound” to the One China Policy!  President Trump later agreed to “honor” the One China Policy after meeting with President Xi Jinping at Mar-A-Lago in February of 2017.  

So, How Committed is President Trump to the One China Policy?

It is becoming increasingly obvious that China’s President Xi Jinping is not going to put the screws to North Korea and force “Kim Jong-un” to give up his nuclear arms and/or leave office.  China views having an adversary of the US and Japan on the Korean Peninsula as being in China’s strategic interest.  China does not have to lift a finger and the US and Japan can be held hostage by a country the size of the State of Pennsylvania!

Will Trump Dump the One China Policy and Arm Taiwan & Japan to the Teeth?

President Trump has Leverage in the Asia-Pacific Region on Three Fronts:

  1. Arm (or threaten to arm) South Korea with a strategic Missile Defense System and tactical nuclear weapons.  Seoul, South Korea is only 120 miles from Pyongyang, North Korea.  
  2. Arm (or threaten to arm) Japan with Nuclear Weapons.
  3. Recognize (or threaten to recognize) the sovereignty of Taiwan Vs adhere to the One China Policy and re-arm Taiwan to the hilt, including tactical nuclear weapons; plus establish a pro-Taiwan trade policy to strengthen their economy.  Taiwan is only 80 miles from the coast of Mainland China)
  • China will threaten the US with everything it has if we take these steps.  But we will probably end up doing #2 and #3 anyway just to halt the Chinese expansion in the Asia-Pacific region even though they agreed not to seek hegemony over this region in the 1972 Shanghai Communique!  (Clearly the building of man-made islands for military purposes negates the Shanghai Communique)
  • The Pro-China interests in the US, includes big business, US Chamber of Commerce, Neocons, Never Trumpers, probably most of Congress (led by McCain and Jeff Flake), Henry Kissinger and Jimmy Carter and their ilk who crafted the One China Policy, and Jennifer Lawrence even though she couldn’t find Taiwan on a map.  (Couldn’t resist the J-Law reference)

China’s False Negotiation Strength:  Contrary to the talking heads on the MSM and political hacks on Capital Hill, China only holds $1.3 Trillion or 7% of our PUBLIC National Debt.  (Social Security Trust Fund holds almost double this amount!) The balance of trade deficit between Chain and the US is roughly $350 billion in China’s favor.  Both of these factors put China, not the US, at a negotiation disadvantage.  If China attempts to dump our bonds, the price will go down lowering Chinese cash out.  IF China threatens trade sanctions, they would only hurt themselves as we buy a lot more from them then we do from them.  Yes, some US countries would suffer and some of the items from China sold in the US would go up in price.  But, is that better than having a nut job in North Korea lob a nuke at San Francisco or Los Angeles?  I would not mind paying more for a broom from China just so I could not have to take Ambien at night to sleep!

Would China take Aggressive Military Action?:  China has too much to lose to take military action against the US.  Losing $350,000,000,000 per year in a net trade advantage and possible see a loss in the bond yield for the US debt they hold would equal economic suicide for China whose economy is slowing anyway. 

It would take a lot of guts to put all of our chips in on this move but we will probably have to force this issue, and, the build up of Chinese military assets in the Asia-Pacific Region, and, balance our trade.

It is nice to “HOPE” for a China that would assist the US in dealing with North Korea but it is NOT in their best interest to do so, from their perspective.  

If anyone has the guts to pull this trigger, it is President Trump.  It is an extreme version of playing chicken but I would bet 10 egg rolls that it would work!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan

https://www.britannica.com/place/Taiwan

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-China_policy

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/tw.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_debt_of_the_United_States

Hurricane Harvey-“The Lesson”

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  • Our Nation has turned its back on God and His Word.
  • Our Nation has succumbed to secular humanism rather than rely on God’s wisdom and grace. 
  • Our Nation has adopted a culture of death in the killing of the unborn, and the discarding of life we deem to be “expendable”. 
  • Our Nation seeks to heal its own wounds caused by its own lack of Godly wisdom. 
  • Our Nation turns its citizens against one another based on race, religion, origin, history, rather than unite its citizens based on God’s promises. 
  • Our Nation faces many threats from abroad, many of our own making from not seeking God’s wisdom, before embarking on policies that served to injure others without regard for the sanctity of life or God’s will for our Nation and those we seek to harm.

Hurricane Harvey, as it traveled across Texas and Louisiana, covered an area with water the size of one of our Great Lakes.  52″ of rainfall poured down on Southeast Texas flooding and devastating hundreds of square miles of homes and businesses.  What arose from this devastation was a call to prayer by the people who were impacted and by our President of the United States.  Many of those who lost practically everything, clung to the Bible verse, Philippians 4:13 “I can do all this through Christ who gives me strength”.  The people of SE Texas and Louisiana banded together to save one another while invoking God’s name in supplication for strength, guidance, and peace.

 

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Those people came from all over bringing boats, supplies, food, clothing and prayer!  Hurricane Harvey will go down as probably the most devastating natural disaster to impact this Nation but will also go down as the time the people of the US turned to God for support.  While I am sure that those impacted directly by Harvey questioned why God would allow this tragedy, many turned to Romans 8:28, “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

We may never understand why these events occur but this disaster has taught us several lessons:

  • God can heal all suffering.
  • God is the Source of our strength.
  • God can soothe our spirit even in the midst of adversity.
  • God can silence the naysayers who seek to use tragedy to diminish the Word of God.
  • God will provide wisdom to our officials who seek His wisdom and who are in charge of helping victims in dire times.
  • God will make even this tragic event work to the good of all who love Him!

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Our President has designated today, September 3rd, as a National Day of Prayer to pray for the victims of this terrible natural disaster.  Let’s keep the prayers going until every family and survivor of this tragedy is whole once again… Then give thanks to God for his great mercy.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Charlottesville Tragedy-Failures and Phony Outrage

The birth of a perfect storm of violence, death, and political pandering in Charlottesville, VA,

August 11 & 12, 2017.

The Main Stream Media, Left-Wing Progressives, and Republican Elites are out in force laying the tragedy of Charlottesville at the feet of President Trump.  Regardless of what he says, how he says it, he comes up deficient in the eyes of these Trump Haters. 

None of the Trump Haters bother to look at the facts or at the actual words of the President.  In order to understand what happened, it is critical to understand what led up to the myriad of tragedies that included the sad death of Heather Heyer, 32, of Charlottesville, VA. 

Below is a timeline of the events so the reader can have actual facts when assessing the true events of the final two days of this blight on the American psyche.  This story will start way back on May 30, 2017.

5/30/2017:  Jason Kessler (resident of Charlottesville, VA), the founder of “Unite the Right” applied for a rally permit for his organization.  The permit requested that Kessler’s group conduct a demonstration in Emancipation Park in the City of Charlottesville, VA.  Kessler objected to the renaming of Lee Park to Emancipation Park as well as the removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee as he objected to the removal of Confederate statues and the renaming of parks to eliminate Confederate references.  

6/5/2017:  The Lee Park was renamed Emancipation Park and the Jackson Park was renamed Justice Park by the City of Charlottesville, VA.  

6/13/2017:  US District Judge Glenn Conrad ruled that the City of Charlottesville had to grant the permit to Kessler and his Unite the Right group.  The rally would take place on August 12, 2017, at Emancipation Park (formerly Lee Park).  The city issued the permit on 6/13.

7/8/2017:  50 North Carolina KKK members held a rally at Justice Park (formerly Jackson Park).  1,000 counter-protesters met the 50 KKK members at the park.  The counter-protesters carried signs with “Black Lives Matter” and “Smash White Supremacy“.  22 of the counter-protesters and KKK were arrested.  

The KKK entered Justice Park in the afternoon and after being confronted by 100 police officers, some in full riot gear, and 1,000 counter-protesters, left some 40 minutes after the rally began.  The counter-protesters followed the KKK out of the park to their cars but the police prevented any direct confrontation with the KKK.  The event ended without any major incident other than the arrests.

7/17/2017:  Judge Conrad acknowledged that counter-protesters had submitted applications for assembly permits on the same day as the Kessler Unite the Right rally on August 12Local news organizations reported that Walt Heinecke has applied for counter-protest rally permits on August 12th,  for both McGuffey and Justice Parks.  At this point, the Kessler rally was permitted for a different park even though they were close in proximity.  The Heinecke permits had not yet been approved by the city.

8/7/2017: (Monday)  The city notified Kessler that his Unite the Right rally permit had been revoked.  The city also told Kessler that the city was modifying the permit to move his rally to McIntire Park, a mile away from Emancipation Park (Lee Park).  But, the city did not take any action to modify or revoke the pending permit for Heinecke’s counter-protest.

8/9/2017: (Wednesday) The city granted the 2 permits by Heinecke for his counter-protest against the Unite the Right rally.  The permit was granted to “Peoples Action for Racial Justice” and the organizer Heinecke.  

8/10/2017:  (Thursday Evening):  Kessler filed an “Instant Action” request to Judge Conrad to contest the City’s revocation of his permit.  The ACLU of Virginia represented Kessler and his Unite the Right rally group.

8/11/2017:  (Friday Morning):  Kessler and the ACLU filed an instant motion for preliminary injunctive relief against the City’s revocation.  Written briefs and oral arguments were presented to Judge Conrad.  (This was the day before the rally was to take place)

8/11/2017:  (Afternoon):  Judge Conrad ruled against the City and granted Kessler injunctive relief against the City’s revocation of his permit.  The Kessler rally was cleared to take place on 8/12/2017 at Emancipation Park (Lee Park), not McIntire Park.  The Judge basically agreed with Kessler that the City’s argument were merely against his “views” which violated his 1st Amendment rights.  The Judge also ruled that moving the Kessler rally would not dissuade Heinecke’s counter-protesters from following the Kessler no matter where it would be held in the City.  The Judge also stated:  “Thus, a change in the location of the demonstration would not eliminate the need for members of the City’s law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services personnel to appear at Emancipation Park. Instead, it would necessitate having personnel present at two locations in the City.”    THE JUDGE WARNED THE CITY OF ITS DUTY TO PROVIDE PROTECTION FOR CITIZENS AND PARTICIPANTS.  

Day of the Rally and Protest

8/12/2017:  (Saturday, 9:39am):  Violence broke out at Justice Park that was permitted for use to Heinecke and his Peoples Action for Racial Justice.  The ACLU confirmed that there was violence on both sides and that there was no police presence at the time of the altercation, State or City.

8/12/2017:  (Saturday, 10:55AM):  Matthew Heimbach, a self-described Fascist and head of the Traditional Worker’s Party stated that he and others were willing to die for his cause and for self-protection.  He was supported by a group of White-Supremacists affiliates.  When the White-Supremacists met up with the Counter-Protesters in the downtown area, they began beating each other with improvised weapons, fists, feet and pepper sprays.  The police did little or nothing to break up the melee.  Riot gear clad Virginia State Militia were a little more engaged in breaking up the fights.

8/12/2017: (Saturday, 11:06 AM):  The Albemarle County and Charlottesville City declared a LOCAL State of Emergency that would begin at 11:06AM.  The declaration allowed local, NOT STATE, to request additional resources as needed to ensure the safety surrounding the Rally and Counter-Protest.  

8/12/2017:  (Saturday, 11;28AM):  Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a State of Emergency for Charlottesville, VA.  McAuliffe stated that State Police Virginia National Guard, and Virginia Dept. of Emergency Management are ON THE GROUND IN CHARLOTTESVILLE.  The declaration was missing a time stamp and the signature of the governor nor the Secretary of the Commonwealth which is a bit odd.  

8/12/2017:  (Saturday, 11:35AM):  The Charlottesville Police posted on Facebook that the “Unlawful assembly has been declared for rally at Emancipation Park” (the Kessler permitted rally/protest).  It was not clear nor confirmed whether the Chief of Police or another official approved the declaration.  Facebook postings are not official notifications.  The police on scene at Emancipation Park notified those in the area that the assembly had been designated as “Unlawful” at 11:40AM and that everyone was order to vacate the area.  The City nor the State officials state the basis of the revocation of the permit and the rally; neither entity stated which official had the power and actually deemed the permit to be invalid; did the city council authorized the Chief of Police to designate the rally as unlawful or to declare the permit invalid.  The police officer on site invoked the authority of the Commonwealth of Virginia versus the City of Charlottesville.   If the rally at Emancipation Park was deemed unlawful, why wasn’t the rally at McIntire Park deemed unlawful and all participants ordered to leave the areas?

August 12, 2017: (11:40AM): The University of Virginia’s The Cavalier Daily reported: “Law enforcement officers in full riot gear then began forming a line at the rear of Emancipation Park, slowly moving forward to push people out of the park and toward the counter-protesters, many of whom were acting aggressively. Police warned anyone who remained in the park, on the street or in the sidewalk that they would be arrested.” (Italics added for emphasis)  The police further exacerbated the co-mingling of rally and counter-protest participants:  “Following the declaration of an unlawful assembly, many of the protesters began moving to McIntire Park, with others dispersing entirely and some staying to protest on the Downtown Mall opposite both police and counter-protesters.
Peaceful counter-protests were set up in McGuffey Park and Justice Park near downtown to provide the community with a quiet respite, offering a place to rest, first aid, water and food to those who needed it.” 

8/12/2017:  (11:40 – 1:42PM):  Sporadic violence continued throughout the late morning and early after noon with both sides being forced into close proximity.  Then, at 1:42PM, Heather D. Heyer, 32, of Charlottesville, VA was struck down by a car driven intentionally into the crowd of peaceful counter-protesters at the intersection of 4th Street, SE and East Water Street, downtown Charlottesville.  James A. Fields, Jr., White Supremacists, 20, of Maumee, Ohio, has been charged in the murder of Heather Heyer.

The perfect storm of co-mingling White Supremacists with Black Lives Matter and Peoples Action for Racial Justice in a relatively small area of a relative small town (Pop. 46,000); add in the emotionally charged topic of removing Confederate statues and renaming parks that were named after Confederate leaders and soldiers; and top it off with flawed assembly permit planning and poor law enforcement execution by State and Local officials, and you have the Charlottesville tragedy and the death of two police officers and a peaceful protestor, Heather Heyer.  

It is idiotic to divert attention from this tragedy and instead play sick politics by trying to blame the President of the United States for not condemning White Supremacists enough or for condemning the White Supremacists and the Counter-Protesters for inciting the violence.  Is there a moral equivalence when both parties are inciting violence, YES. 

Is there a moral equivalence between White Supremacists and BLM or Antifa?  The question is not what they purport stand for, but rather their actions!  IF both commit murders, destroy private property, or assault others, then both are criminals and their cause or what they say they stand for is irrelevant.

White Supremacy as a concept is abhorrent and should be universally condemned.   Thankfully their numbers are small (see Players and Definitions below).  Antifa’s assault on the Freedom of Speech and unlawful destruction of private and public property and the BLM follower’s who assaulted or murdered police officers, should also be universally condemned.  

RD Pierini

Players and Definitions:

Jason Kessler: 

Permit applicant and holder on behalf of the nonprofit “Unite the Right” (UR).  UR’s protest in Charlottesville on August 11 and 12 turned into the Charlottesville tragedy, leaving 3 dead and many injured.  Kessler’s political leanings are mixed to say the least.  He has been reported to support everything from left-wing Occupy Wall Street to White Supremacists.  Kessler was represented by the ACLU defending his rights to assembly right up to the day of the riots.  This left-wing legal organization also blamed BOTH SIDES for inciting violence…

Ku Klux Klan:

This organization was founded by members of the Democrat party just after the Civil War in 1865.  The Southern Poverty Law Center, a Left-Wing organization, describes the Klan’s participation today as:  “Today, the Center (Southern Poverty Law Center) estimates that there are between 5,000 and 8,000 Klan members, split among dozens of different – and often warring – organizations that use the Klan name.”  As described by the SPLC, the group pretty much hates everything:  “Although black Americans have typically been the Klan’s primary target, it also has attacked Jews, immigrants, gays and lesbians and, until recently, Catholics.”  This is at its core a hate group no matter how you define it.

Neo-Nazis/American Nazi Party:

These people borrow elements from Nazi doctrine, including ultra-nationalism, racism, ableism, xenophobia, homophobia, antiziganism, anti-Semitism, and initiating the Fourth Reich. Holocaust denial is a common feature, as is the incorporation of Nazi symbols and admiration of Adolf Hitler.  Other than that, they sound like a swell group! (sarcasm)  This is also a hate group at its core.  The SPLC estimate that they have less than 1,000 members across the US.

White Supremacists: 

This is not a single organization or group but is an aggregate of groups like the KKK and Neo-Nazis.  The SPLC lumps almost organization they perceive to be a hate group made up of Caucasian individuals.  The SPLC estimate that there are about 1,000 “organizations” in this category.  But, given the population of the KKK and New-Nazi groups, the total affiliates probably number less than 25,000 people.  This represents less than 1/100th of a percent of the US population!  Even if you assume that the WS = 250,000, this would still only equal 1/10th of a percent the US population.  These people are not only fringe and a hate group, they are irrelevant and on the outer fringe of society.

Virginia State and Charlottesville, VA Government and Law Enforcement Hierarchy:

Hat Tips:

https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/jason-kessler

https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/ideology/ku-klux-klan

http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2017/07/curry-prof-walt-heinecke-submits-applications-for-aug-12-counter-rallies

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/08/15/report-splc-charlottesville-racist-former-occupy-activist-obama-supporter-jason-kessler/

Right and Left Out to Destroy President Trump Using Charlottesville Tragedy

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Every RINO Republican and so-called “friend” of the President hit the talk show circuit today to denounce Trump’s “Unity Call” remarks regarding Charlottesville.  Trump either did not kneel down and renounce “White Supremacists/Racists” or his language was too vague to suit them.  This included RINOs like Newt Gingrich, of course Karl Rove, and Neo-Con leader and Never Trumper Bill Kristal.  Throw in Marco Rubio and other Senators and Congressmen for good measure!

Trump emphatically called out all who hate, are bigoted, and promote and act out violence, regardless of their “affiliation”.  He said:

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence, on many sides.” 

Of course he included “White Supremacists”, Racist of every kind, and “Nazis” of every kind and shape.  He did not specifically exclude the possibility that counter-protesters including “Antifa” and Black Lives Matters as potentially fomenting violence spawned from their own hatred of others. 

Until all of he facts are known a general condemnation of anyone who hate, are bigoted and promote violence is the right tone.  The driver of the care who plowed into the crowd is in a category of his own and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Charlottesville was a tragedy not only in the loss of 3 lives, but the loss of our American Values of what we should and can be.  When we allow hate, FROM ALL SIDES, to prevail, we have lost the promise of this Great Country.  While protecting the rights of even those who are hate filled, we must insure that their expression is not allowed to turn into violence against others.

Final Note:  I have watched a few hours of coverage and the seeming limited amount of video that is available.  I say limited as I expected wall to wall coverage given the subject of the march.  That said, I was taken aback to see that the Protesters and the Counter-Protesters were not separated more by the police.  Maybe they did not anticipate any violence but it was just odd that the commingling was so evident.  Maybe subsequent video will paint a different picture.  Hope so.

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Immigration Reform-Trump’s Approach Is Correct But Global Elites will Kill It!

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Trump has consistently supported changing US immigration policy, one key segment at a time.  Global Elitist support “Comprehensive Immigration”  which means codify globalist goals of open borders and unfettered immigration, legal and illegal.  Comprehensive anything means make a bill so big no one will read it and so convoluted that no one can figure it out until it is too late.   John McCain has now announced that he will oppose President Trump by reintroducing the Global Elitist Gang of 8 Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill.  Anyone Surprised! 

Trump’s Approach:

  1. Break the Complexity of Immigration into Manageable Pieces:

    1. Secure the Border:  Trump has reduced illegal southern crossings by over 75% since taking office.  He is also building the wall and increasing enforcement through Homeland Security and the Justice Department.  He is also beginning to BUILD THE WALL that will include a physical barrier supported by technology barriers to give border patrol agents a heads up of possible border breaches.   The physical wall will also inhibit the movement of drugs and continued human trafficking by forcing smuggling efforts to only be able to pass through checkpoints.  Trump has consistently stated that he would secure the southern border first and is doing just that.
    2. Green Card Immigration-Make LEGAL Immigration Merit Based:  Yesterday, Trump and Senators Cotton and Purdue unveiled the “RAISE” program to modify the current legal Green Card  criteria to be merit based.  This program seeks to bring in immigrants who are advantageous to the US economy and limit its impact on the US workforce.  It also prioritizes those who will enhance our workforce and not merely flood entry-level jobs.  This program also disallows immigrants from being on social welfare programs and limits chain immigration to close family only.  This will be difficult for Congress to fight but I am sure they will, including RINO McCain.
    3. Improved E-Verify Program:  Just like Trump did in merging the DOD and Veterans Affairs databases to smooth the transition of our military to civilian life, he will strengthen E-Verify to be more accurate and link to other relevant databases.  This will include a Temporary Visa database, social security, IRS and DOJ criminal databases.  This will insure that all types of illegal immigrants, visa recipients, and alien criminals are accurately monitored and violators deported from this country.  Employers must check this database prior to hiring and can actually be made to eliminate the paper based I-9 program that is labor intensive and paper burdensome.  This improvement must be reviewed, analyzed and developed standalone as it is key to the entire immigration enforcement system.
    4. “Temporary” Visa Programs Modifications:  You have all heard about H-1, H-2 visa programs that control the influx of skilled and unskilled workers to work in the US for a period of time.  One of these programs (R1) actually controls the entry of religious persons coming into the US under the Visa umbrella.  So, the visa program itself is a very complex set of laws that should be segregated and dealt with openly and not buried inside of a “comprehensive immigration plan”.  Trump will seek to crack down on blatant misuse of these programs by businesses who repeatedly fire American workers then rehire Visa foreign employees.  This is currently against the law and must be stopped.  Disney was the most prominent example of this violation.  Further, Trump will institute a tracking mechanism for Visa overstays where Visa recipients merely ignore their exit date and remain in the US.  This is not difficult to do as the government can cross reference Visa recipients against the social security/IRS payroll data.  Further, the Visa recipients can be added to an improved E-Verify system so when employers try to hire a overstay the overstay is flagged as unemployable.  
    5. Reinstatement of “Bracero” (Mexican for manual labor) type Seasonal Work Permits:  Prior to the left and their unions killing the 1942 “Mexican Farm Labor Agreement” with Mexico, the US and Mexico benefited from allowing Mexican workers to come into the US and work on a seasonal basis.  It also provided for humane working and living conditions.  Agriculture thrived under this program as they were guaranteed a stable supply of seasonal labor.  Unfortunately it was terminated in 1964 with the burgeoning effort to unionize farm works by the United Farm Works (Caesar Chavez and the National Unions) and was supported by the Catholic Church and the Democrats.  Lawful use of seasonal foreign workers for agriculture was replaced by wholesale illegal immigration and the rest is history.  Trump will include a version of the Bracero program to allow for a controlled supply of seasonal workers for agriculture and other seasonal industries such as hospitality.  The same restrictions for Temporary Visas will apply to verification, monitoring and enforcement.
    6. Refugee immigration Reform:  Trump will also deal with refugee crisis policy for crises that may occur in the future as well as the ongoing Syrian and Cuban crises.  His policy will more than likely place its primary focus on relocation of refugees in their own region where possible, even if temporary facilities have to be constructed.  Secondly, he will create a mechanism to allow for refugees to come to the US under stringent vetting and assessment.  

While there are more pieces to the immigration problems facing the US, these 6 blocks are indicative of the complexities involved and the need to avoid “comprehensive immigration reform” and deal with each of these blocks as individual major pieces of legislation.  This will allow the American People to focus on each block and logically assess the relative benefits and issues with each.  

This said, Congress is in love with “Comprehensive” anything as a mechanism to mask their giveaways to the lobbyists and special interest groups.  Trump will have to continue to go direct to the American People in order to thwart the lobbying by big business, the US Chamber of Commerce and others.  Trump’s focus is on the AMERICAN WORKERS and hopefully this will be continue to be supported by the AMERICAN PEOPLE who can force Congress to go along with Trump!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Radical Progressive Left & MSM Pushing Suicide Scenario With Russia and Trump

STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES!

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The Radical Progressive Left (RPL) and the Main Stream Media (MSM) are pushing the US towards creating suicidal animus with Russia by pushing the “Russian Collusion” scenario  between Trump and Putin.  The RPL and MSM are trying to build a firewall between Trump and Putin  communications which would lead to possible nuclear war between the World’s leading nuclear arsenals. 

The graph below shows that Russia sports approximately 7,000 nuclear warheads versus the US’s 6,800 nuclear warheads.  Of these total warheads, Russia maintains 1,910 ACTIVE (ready to launch) warheads compared to the US 1,800 ACTIVE (ready to launch) warheads.  

IF less than 5% of these warheads are detonated, 185 warheads, the world would cease to exist following a nuclear winter.  This is what the “Climate Change” morons on the RPL and the MSM are pushing Trump and Putin into!  This is beyond STUPID.

It is not out of the question that a misinterpreted action by the US or Russia could lead to a counter strike involving nuclear weaponry.  If Trump and Putin are not on speed dial, one or the other could launch a counter-strike which would be followed by retaliation by the other.  Soon, you could have 100-150 missiles flying!  This is especially true given the situation in Syria, Iran, North Korea, and Eastern Europe.  

The more the RPL and MSM push the Russian Collusion scenario, the more dangerous the world becomes.  I am sure that if Forest Gump would address this the pushing of the Russian Collusion scenario, he would tell the RPL and MSM that “Stupid is as Stupid Does”.

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RD Pierini

@RDPierini

Hat Tips:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_states_with_nuclear_weapons

https://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/Nuclearweaponswhohaswhat

http://nypost.com/2014/09/10/russia-developing-new-nuclear-weapons-to-counter-us-nato/

GOP & MSM Join Together to Block Trump, Not the Russian Lie

All of the GOP RINOs line up with the MSM to condemn Trump’s tweets and the leaked, and mostly untruthful, supposed Trump Collusion with Russia.  If there are no juicy Trump Russia Collusion stories in the headlines, the GOP drops bombshells like the Senate’s failure to pass the Repeal and replace of Obamacare or the RINO Ryan 2018 Anti-Trump Budget guidelines to bury the Trump Agenda advances or his special themed week topics like “Buy American”.  

Then, the RINOs all go on the MSM and bad mouth Trump’s use of Twitter or the “constant drip, drip drip,” of “his Russian Collusion” involvement that they are helping to create!

Trump Voters to the RINOs in the House and Senate:

WE GET IT, YOU ARE THE BAD GUYS AND GALS!

We stand by the Trump Agenda;  

We Reject the Russian Collusion Fallacy

We Will Reject You in 2018!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

 

Saint Comey Pontificates! “I am Good, Trump is Bad”

“Serious Manliness Issues”!

EX-Director of the FBI Comey kept to his pattern of seeing evil spirits in his superiors that has dated back to 2004 when he was the interim Attorney General under George W. Bush.  His personal political voyeurism and undermining of his superiors, including prior presidents, is embellished by his inflated self-importance acting under a delusional belief that he is the sole keeper of truth and justice. 

Another consistency to his behavior was his insatiable appetite for the limelight and egocentric focus on his single-handed campaign to right political “wrongs” whether the wrongs involved;

  • 2005 Enhanced interrogation objection against the Bush Administration. 
  • 2006 refusal to certify the Bush NSA domestic wiretapping program over the objections of the President and his White House Council.  (Comey’s certification was required as he was the acting AG and by law had to sign off on the program.  Thus, a single person forced the Bush administration to alter the program.)
  • In his 2007 testimony before the House and Senate Judiciary committees against the Bush Administration’s firing of certain U.S. attorneys.  Comey claimed that they were fired for political reasons and not for cause, in his view.  (By law, the president and the Attorney General have the right to fire any U.S. Attorney with or without cause.)
  • In 2013, just prior to his nomination to become the FBI director under Obama, Comey was a signatory to an amicus curiae brief submitted to the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage during the Hollingsworth v. Perry case.  Gay Marriage. 
  • In 2015, while the FBI director, Comey stated in a speech at Georgetown University, that police officers exhibit bias against African-Americans in carrying out their duties was a natural course of on the job learned bias.  (Great opinion to hold as the head of the premier law enforcement agency in the world)
  • In 2015, in another speech, Comey contradicted Obama’s support for police wearing body cameras.  (and you wonder why Trump may have asked if Comey would be loyal?)
  • In 2015, Comey, at a speech at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, linked Poland to the Holocaust along with Nazi Germany.  Comey retracted the linkage at the insistence of Ambassador Mull.  Comey stated; ” I wish I had not used any other country names because my point was a universal one about human nature”.  (Comey assumed the role of being the arbitrator and sage of and on “human nature”!)
  • In July of 2015, Comey opened the CRIMINAL investigation into the Clinton Email fiasco.  While this is worth an entire article, here are a few of Comey’s ego driven actions;
    • Gave into AG Loretta Lynch directive to call the Clinton Criminal Investigation a “MATTER” when he discussed it publicly.  
    • Comey was “concerned” when learning that the Russians may have hacked the DNC and was further “concerned” and personally distraught when AG Lynch met with Bill Clinton on the Phoenix tarmac while Comey had an open CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (NOT A MATTER) ON HILLARY CLINTON.
    • On July 5th, 2015, Comey concluded the investigation of Clinton and announced that, “FBI’s recommendation that the United States DOJ file no criminal charges relating to the Hillary Clinton email controversy.”  This was after a 15 minute speech stating all the reasons Clinton should have been prosecuted!
    • Later in July, 2015, after receiving the Russian Dossier on Donald Trump which is a false operation research document by the democrats, the FBI opened a non-criminal investigation into the Trump Campaign!  Comey did not discuss the dossier with Trump until January, 2017, prior to Trump’s inauguration.

Comey’s career is replete with disclosing ongoing investigations, the status of ongoing investigations, and cow-towing to pressure to back off investigations, (IRS, Clinton, etc.) by the Obama Administration including its Attorney General.  Comey’s disclosures are consistently couched in statements of personal discomfort for “having to” violate protocol and discuss ongoing investigations when it suited his need for an ego boost.  Statements concerning his consternation, fear, intimidation etc. serve to try to make himself appear as the victim and the champion against evil.  (Comey is 6’8″ so the intimidation stance is a bit shallow!) 

Well, Comey’s ego puts himself above, Bush, Obama, and now Trump. 

Everyone else is bad, Comey is Good!

 

A couple of other thoughts. 

Comey’s supporters, Democrats and the Main Stream Media, put forth the idea that Comey, as the consummate professional, always documented his meetings with key Administration officials regardless of who was president.  We know this is false, if we believe Comey, and the only high level meetings he documented with a memo-to-the-file was when he met with Trump!  We have no way to know,

Comey leaked his Trump memos-to-file to the press through one of his friends.  So, he leaked confidential information regarding his meetings with the President of the United States without copying his boss the Assistant AG or the AG himself.  (No wonder he did not investigate leaking)

Comey, time and time again, discussed ongoing cases, whether they were ongoing or closed, but refused to disclose that President Trump himself was not under investigation.  Comey applies convenient standards depending whether they make Comey himself look like the champion of right versus wrong.  

Comey and the FBI apparently, according to Comey who once again discussed an open FBI case in public, did not find any wrong doing on the part of General Flynn but are pursuing a charge of “lying to the FBI”.  Remember Comey successfully prosecuted and convicted Martha Stuart for this same offense after failing to find any other wrong doing on her part.  

Personally, I think Jim Comey is a sad, pathetic, small person who hates authority figures, has a very low self-esteem, and craves accolades and media attention regardless of the consequences to the nation.

With ongoing threats from North Korea, Iran, ISIS, Al Qaeda, and others, ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, a failing health care system, and a sputtering economy, Trump and the nation should be focused on something besides the ramblings of an ego-maniac and a Democrat party aided by RINO Republicans and the main stream media. 

The fate of this nation is at stake and right now our priorities are all screwed up!

RD Pierini

@RDPierini

 

The Left & the MSM are THE EXISTENTIAL THREAT to America

Senate Security Briefing Documents the Real Issues Facing the US

The Left Wing media and the Democrat Party are distracting US citizens with the “Russia” and “Comey” issues while the world left by Obama is a powder-keg ready to consume the West.

The Senate Intelligence Committee met today in an open, then closed, session to review the status of world-wide threats with the heads of the CIA, FBI, NSA the DNI and others.  The purpose of the hearing was to lay out to the committee the status of world and threats to the US.  Too bad the MSM is cherry picking the discussion as even the open portion of the meeting was scary to say the least.  But, the MSM focus remains on the Comey firing and the “Russian/Trump” left-wing conspiracy.  They feel this is more important than the US being attacked at home and abroad by radicals and enemies across the globe.  This is TRAITOROUS at best.

Bullet Points from the Meeting:

  • The American people deserve to know that North Korea represents an EXISTENTIAL threat to the US NOW! 
  • They need to know that Russia is seeking to expand their territorial land grab in Europe, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. 
  • Also, Russia is stepping up their counter-intelligence efforts using updated technology and methods as are the US and others.
  •   NATO nations are threatened by Russian westward expansion; continued radical Islam terror attacks; 
  • The US is directly threatened by terrorism plans from Al Qaeda, ISIS, Iran and other radical groups;
  • and Iran is rapidly moving toward developing their nuclear capability and refining their delivery systems. 

All the MSM and the left can focus on is their narrative that Trump colluded with the Russians and defeated Clinton!

The graphic above shows that in spite of wall to wall coverage of Director Comey for the past year or so, only 17% of Americans have a positive view of the Director! In spite of his notoriety, 48% of Americans have no opinion of Comey.  And, 40% OF AMERICANS FEEL CONGRESS IS SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME ON THE “RUSSIAN AND WIRETAPPING” INVESTIGATIONS!  American need jobs and security, not political rhetoric!

Trump will continue to deliver on his campaign promises that are already making the MSM and the left apoplectic.  Their coordinated efforts to de-legitimize President Trump is inciting violence, hatred, and is posing an existential threat to our democracy and our future. 

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The only possible outcome from this activity is higher and higher levels of violence ending with and all out armed conflict between the left and the legitimate government of the United States.  When?   Probably well before the end of Trump’s first term and perhaps as early as the mid-term elections.   We will see how sanctimonious the MSM pundits and the Democrat fringe are when this occurs.  Hopefully Trump will utilize the tactics of his hero Andrew Jackson, rather than Abraham Lincoln, and not engage in a civil war to bring the country back together. 

Far fetched?  It starts with killing free speech.  The left has a coordinated effort underway on college campuses and elsewhere to shut down conservative viewpoints.  Sanctuary cities are already defying Federal laws and are aided and abetted by left-wing judges who ignore the Constitution and the rule of law.  Firing the first shot is merely a matter of who and when.

RD Pierini

Twitter:  @RDPierini