‘News’ with an Agenda

Perpetuating the Progressive Narrative

“Threats Against Muslims Must Stop after Orlando Shooting”… Headlines such as this, reported by the French press, were popping up all over leftist print media in Europe, relaying the mindless concerns from the U.S. state-run media organizations. Not one publication pursued the accusation, nor found the evidence, for “threats against Muslims.”

An MSN News site displayed the title, “After Mass Shooting, a Search for Answers.” But I have yet to find many media sources interested in searching for answers…

In a New York Times editorial on June 15, 2016 this assessment appeared:

While the precise motivation for the rampage remains unclear, it is evident that Mr. Mateen was driven by hatred toward gays and lesbians. Hate crimes don’t happen in a vacuum. They occur where bigotry is allowed to fester, where minorities are vilified and where people are scapegoated for political gain. Tragically, this is the state of American politics, driven too often by Republican politicians who see prejudice as something to exploit, not extinguish…

As the funerals are held for those who perished on Sunday, lawmakers who have actively championed discriminatory laws and policies, and those who have quietly enabled them with votes, should force themselves to read the obituaries and look at the photos. The 49 people killed in Orlando were victims of a terrorist attack. But they also need to be remembered as casualties of a society where hate has deep roots.

Of course; blame the society not the individual’s twisted theocratic ideology. Finger those “lawmakers” who champion “discriminatory laws and policies” as the culprits. Omar Mateen was obviously driven to kill dozens of innocent homosexuals because of “policies” that discriminated against him, the hate and bigotry fostered by Republicans, although his “precise motivation for the rampage remains unclear.”

On the same date, Teen Vogue Magazine, ran this, by Muna Mire, The Orlando Shooting is Proof that American Culture Fuels Homophobia:

…Omar was the product of American culture. The rage he held in his heart for gay people and perhaps for himself, is the same rage fueling street harassment of visibly queer and gender non-conforming people.

Ms. Mire says it’s the American culture that fosters rage against those “visibly queer.” But Omar Mateen was raised in Islamic culture, driven by Islamist rage and hatred for the West, which condones and even sanctions homosexual behavior as a “lifestyle” – he even said so. He killed infidels for the Islamic State and for Allah.

Another MSN headline appeared on June 20: “Orlando offers lessons on preparing for mass shootings.” You read that correctly. The word they used was “preparing,” not “preventing.” Obviously, they have no plans to prevent anything. Maybe put up another “Gun Free Zone” sign, the most reliable invitation to Islamist butchers…

One clueless host on the Fox News Channel asked, “Is this a new nightmare?”

The answer to that question is, “No.” The massacre in Orlando is the same nightmare as San Bernardino; just another chapter with a different ghoul to deliver the evil carnage. Funny that the proclamation is always the same: “Allahu Akbar!”

Islam is the source of the nightmare and radical Islam IS the nightmare. As long as we allow our state-run media, and those in government they feed, to humanize barbarians who take American lives, then offer misguided, mindless excuses for their evil behavior, our nation will continue to live the nightmare.

We must not allow agenda-driven pundits to blame the United States, our individual liberty and culture, instead of the real ogre, the hallowed “religion of peace.”

It’s time for us to challenge the state-run media’s agenda-driven narrative and to demand they stop the charade that downplays the nightmare of Islamist barbarity.

Originally Published July 4, 2016


Three Amigos Summit

Last Wednesday, the three “head honchos” of the North American countries met in Ottawa, Canada’s capitol.

President Nieto of Mexico, Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada, and President Obama were all there to declare solidarity on critical issues facing their nations. And what were these “critical issues,” exactly?

We know the top two at least, because of the massive emphasis placed on them:

  1. “Gay Rights” – various homosexual iterations, particularly “transgenderism” (gender dysphoria) – and Social Justice
  2. Man-Made Climate Change, the most creative plan for wealth redistribution ever devised by progressive man

Down-list was the effort to conquer Western Civilization by occupation, disillusionment and destruction, delivered by radical Islamists. (Now simply called violent extremists.)

Maybe that meeting should have been titled “The Three Stooges Entertain Ottawa.”

Originally Published July 4, 2016

Punting Benghazi

Trey Gowdy’s Gift to the Obama Regime

The House Select Committee on Benghazi has filed its final report, all 800 pages of it. The investigation into the massacre of four Americans at the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 is complete, after over two years of delays and stonewalling by the administration.

Except it isn’t complete. It’s inconclusive as far as culpability is concerned. The report assesses what happened but no responsibility is assigned and no reasons are divulged. As we’ve come to expect from Congressional Republicans (see Fast & Furious, IRS, EPA, etc.), no boats will rock.

It is beyond doubt that Hillary Clinton e-mailed her daughter Chelsea the very night of the attack on the Benghazi compound on September 11, 2012, stating matter-of-factly that the attack was undertaken by an “al Qaeda-type group.”

That same night the State Department issued a public statement, under Secretary Clinton’s own name, wherein it identified the source of the attack on the consulate not as the al Qaeda group Clinton mentioned to Chelsea, but a spontaneous uprising caused by an inflammatory “anti-Muslim video…”

Two days later, on September 14, 2012, the four flag-draped coffins of the Americans slain in Benghazi were unloaded from the transport aircraft and placed inside a hangar. A brief ceremony honoring their service was performed. At its close, Mrs. Clinton assured the surviving family members that the people “responsible for the video” that caused the deaths of their loved ones would be “found and brought to justice.” She knew this to be totally false.

Hillary Clinton lied to their faces, even though she knew the truth about the massacre. She was aware the “filmmaker” of the nearly unknown video, chosen as the scapegoat for this cover-up, was in custody.

The White House prepped Susan Rice as she prepared to visit five Sunday talk shows the following weekend: “Make sure this isn’t about a broader failure of policy in Libya.” The weapons cache in Benghazi, intended for Syrian anti-Assad “freedom fighters,” must not be exposed. Libya was the administration’s success story: another dictator deposed, the Libyan people given their freedom, courtesy of Barack Obama.

We now know that, as the attack was happening in “real time,” the secretary of state and the secretary of defense were in the White House situation room, discussing and assessing the crisis as it unfolded. Half of that hours-long meeting was spent putting the plan together to blame a video for the attack on the consulate in Benghazi. Those present knew what was occurring on the ground in Libya, through live data feeds.

When the attack came, a MAST unit (for the purpose of split-second response to a crisis) was 2-3 hours away, in Spain. After the Marines aboard a staged aircraft were ordered to change from uniform to civilian dress and back again, four times, the order to deploy forces was not given. No help would be sent during the eight-hour attack.

Those responsible for defending the nation and its citizens from harm were figuring how this crisis was to be “spun” for the American public. Only 56 days away from the presidential election and President Obama’s mantra of success against al Qaeda must be preserved. “GM is alive, bin Laden’s dead, and al Qaeda is on the run.”

Maintaining “the narrative” would win the election and keep a president in power. Nothing was more important; not the truth or the lives of Americans in Benghazi who had repeatedly begged for an enhanced security perimeter and were flatly denied assistance for their own defense. Who will be held responsible, Rep. Gowdy?

Originally Published July 4, 2016

Patriot’s Side

A few dozen courageous men gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1776 to sign the Declaration of Independence, a bold statement for individual liberty that placed their lives, possessions and honor on the line. In all, 56 men signed the document, the greatest treatise ever written declaring that a higher power had given men rights under the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God, and that a government derives its power “from the consent of the governed.”

Penned by Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, the Declaration is essentially the mission statement of American Exceptionalism. It defines our nation and its founding concepts as unique in all history. It establishes a nation conceived in liberty, recognizing emphatically that rights of Americans are God-given, therefore inalienable – unable to be separated by the power of government.

John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail on July 3, 1776: “(Independence Day) will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America… It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance, by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty…”

Our Founders recognized that only virtuous, religious, knowledgeable people could maintain their liberty. Thomas Jefferson put it this way: “If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed.”

But Americans of today do not read the Declaration of Independence, know it or study it. Many are not taught the reason for this document’s existence, how it came into being. Students today are not taught that this single page (in the original) defines and proclaims WHO we are as Americans and WHY we are unique among all people.

TODAY is our Independence Day, the “Day of Deliverance” as John Adams described it. (Imagine the push-back today from secularists and progressives if the date we celebrate was the “Day of Deliverance”!)

This July Fourth, our “Day of Deliverance,” please read the Declaration of Independence, so you can teach your children WHO we are as “Americans” and WHY we are so exceptional. It matters.

Originally Published July 4, 2016

The Caracas Effect

Individual liberty and personal responsibility are two of the drivers for prosperity in America; free-market capitalism is the powerful economic engine.

In our republic, the government’s role within our “system” is to expand the success of the private sector, to enhance the peoples’ prosperity, to ensure a safe, stable, healthy civil society.

Socialism doesn’t preserve or enhance civil society or generate prosperity; it devours these with powerful, centralized control.

Witness the inevitable results of a socialist utopia in the economic implosion of once-prosperous Venezuela. Its capital, Caracas, is now a black hole of chaos and crisis.

No explanation comes from the Sanders campaign regarding the failed “workers paradise.”


Premeditated Chaos by the Left

The radical Left is well-versed in mob mentality, with a resume full of violence and treachery going back decades in this country. They own the tactics of organized mayhem and manufactured chaos.

In San Jose, California last week, thugs rioting outside a Donald Trump rally screamed epithets at a woman in a “Trump” shirt, assaulting her with eggs. After being hit by a bottle she realized how dangerous her position had become and ducked back into the building where the rally was held.

Signs waved by thugs called out “Reconquista!” and “F*** Trump!” Mexican flags were hoisted high and American flags were burned. Criminally attempting to squash the First Amendment, young Latino males, faces covered by bandanas, flashed gang signs; others threw punches at Trump supporters exiting the venue who were attempting to make it to their vehicles.

As rioters chanted “Make California Mexico again!” the damage done to our civil society by our open borders policy was vivid. San Jose Police officers stood by, motionless, nightsticks held in abeyance as they observed the mayhem. They did nothing to stem the violence. After the melee, San Jose’s Democrat mayor blamed Donald Trump as the cause of the civil unrest.

Fox News Channel covered similar leftist riots earlier in May in Albuquerque, New Mexico and San Diego, California. Several of their barely-informed program personalities persisted in asking the question, “Who’s behind this?”

“Democracy Spring” is a consortium of George Soros-funded “troublemakers and other miscreants” as recently defined in The Washington Times. This hard-left “consortium” would rather destroy civil society than let anyone hear what Donald Trump, or any other GOP candidate, has to say.

Yet we continue to see headlines like “Trump’s rally erupts in violence.” The rally didn’t “erupt” into anything except enthusiasm. The RIOT staged outside the rally was violent. And who are some players we can expect to see participate in these staged riots from the Soros consortium?

SEIU and other unions will take part, as they have in the past, pushing for power and control, and suspension of free speech. Even though Trump intends to bring manufacturing jobs back to this country, the unions now profit from the flow of illegals.

Black Lives Matter will be represented, of course. The $30+ million that Soros threw into Ferguson as seed money for BLM wasn’t wasted. They’ll be active because Trump wants to reform the education system to help black families succeed, enlisting help from Dr. Ben Carson. If black children can be educated to be independent instead of indoctrinated to be dependent, there goes the future power-base of the perpetually racially aggrieved.

Occupy Wall Street, the Obama Regime supported amalgam of socialists, fascists, communists and anarchists, naturally opposes Trump; he’s a capitalist and wants smaller government, so OWS will be there.

MoveOn.org will participate wholeheartedly, their policies as radically left as Soros’ (and funded by him). Founded in the Clinton Era, the organization’s purpose was to protect political plans of the Clintons.

College Students will be included in the mob’s membership thanks to indoctrination by Marxist professors, who taught them to despise Capitalism. Besides, they have politically correct “safe zones” to protect!

Finally, Code Pink will disrupt as many Trump events as they can. He wants to rebuild the military; that can’t be allowed

We have a stark choice offered this fall. Choose your sovereign nation and the ideas it was founded upon, or take the path of the invaders and the tyranny their mentors will bring. The Soros consortium does not believe in the First Amendment – or any others. “The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution.”

Renewed prosperity or Dark Ages 2.0?

It’s going to be a long, leftist summer.


Originally Published June 6, 2016

Return Fire

Punching Back at the State-run Media

Last Tuesday, in a press interview at Trump Tower in Manhattan, Republican Party presidential candidate (and likely nominee) Donald Trump laid away the state-run media as the poseurs they are. (And please, let’s dispense forever with the notion of “mainstream media” – there’s nothing mainstream as to where the media sits on the American political spectrum.)

For decades, particularly the last two presidential contests and the prior two Republican administrations, conservatives and traditional Republican Party members have begged GOP leadership to defend themselves; return fire to the corrupt media.

At this “presser,” Donald called out one reporter as “sleazy,” and proceeded to knock down one accusation after another.

Unlike other Republican presidential candidates in recent primary seasons, Trump does not politely duck and cover under media pressure. He meets it head-on. There’s no Karl Rove slithering here; Donald is not afraid of the media, nor does he think he owes them explanations. If anything, he knows he builds their market share.

Confronting media accusations over his fundraiser for American military veterans, held during a skipped debate in Iowa earlier this year, he laid out the details of how much he collected and how much went where of the $5.6 million donated so far.

The unreported contrast is what Mr. Trump gives to veterans’ groups vs. what Mrs. Clinton and Senator Sanders give. This was not mentioned to any appreciable degree by the press in their coverage after the event at Trump Tower. The difference in charitable activity is so stark, in the interest of protecting their own, it went largely unreported. The state-run media simply whined at what they perceived was an unfair attack on them by Donald Trump. (The press should know by now that if it’s foolish enough to set a match to Donald’s tent, he will torch theirs with a flamethrower.)

Donald Trump’s personal contribution and those he solicited at his veterans’ charity event back in January went 100% to the veterans’ groups chosen for funding. Zero percent was eaten up by administrative cost; Trump covered that himself.

By contrast, the Clinton Foundation appears to give 0% of its vast wealth to veterans’ groups, as far as is known. (This may change to delay the inevitable, adverse exposure.) Broadly, however, the family’s money-laundering operation, known as the Clinton Foundation, donates roughly 10% of its funding to charitable causes, versus 90% that goes to “administration” (Bill & Hillary’s expenses, i.e., living, travel, etc.)

The Bernie Sanders Campaign has not stepped forward to offer an accounting of his contributions to charities (or veterans’ groups). Of course, ardent socialists, like most activists on the Left, do not support charities that hold traditional values, such as veterans’ organizations. The objective of Socialism is to create more need, not lessen it; they thrive on increasing dependency not alleviating it. So their lack of charitable conscience is true to form. They believe in government redistribution of wealth, not the selfless act of personal “giving.”

Donald Trump will make many more converts after his “return fire” last week. Now if the media chooses to scrutinize Hillary’s cash flow, like raking in $21 million in speaking fees in just two years, the playing field could be leveled. Until then, Trump should continue to question the media’s integrity, and gather more support.

Thankfully, he won’t listen to RNC or Romney advisors telling him to back off. And it’s refreshing to see a Republican who understands why it’s the “state-run media.”

Originally Published June 6, 2016


May was another economically anemic month with a mere 38,000 jobs created.

An additional 458,000 people dropped out of the workforce, bringing the job participation rate to 67.6%, a near 38-year low.

As the ten-year treasury yield dropped to 1.71% last Friday and the First Quarter 2016 GDP “growth” was readjusted to 0.5%, the Obama Regime’s agenda of economic suppression continued on its destructive course.

Patriot’s Side

Allied troops amassed in southern England on June 5, 1944 in preparation for the greatest invasion in history, an invasion of northern France in World War II codenamed “Operation Overlord” – D-Day.

In the wee hours of June 6, 1944 the largest amphibious assault ever attempted headed across the English Channel to the French coast, accompanied by hundreds of aircraft to drop paratroopers behind German lines. Long-range gun batteries on battleships and heavy cruisers began to pound German fortifications along the coast at dawn, hoping to make it easier for the landing craft to unload their weapons, tanks and troops on the beaches of Normandy.

Five beaches were targeted for landings by amphibious craft carrying American, Canadian, British and French troops, but most U.S. forces landed at two of them: Utah Beach and Omaha Beach.

U.S. forces landing at Utah found themselves 2,000 yards south of their targeted zone but quickly secured the beachhead. But the men hitting Omaha weren’t as fortunate as those on Utah.

Rough seas, fog, land mines, barbed wire and heavy barrages from the guns in the German bunkers overlooking Omaha Beach took their toll. Many GIs and Marines perished at landing, shot while wading through the surf. Some units at Omaha reported 90% of their men killed or wounded as the Americans struggled to take the beachhead under heavy fire.

But take it they did, steadily pushing the German forces further inland. Their faith, fortitude and heroism legendary as they pushed on to victory. As President Ronald Reagan described them, decades later:

The men of Normandy had faith that what they were doing was right, faith that they fought for all humanity, faith that a just God would grant them mercy on this beachhead or the next.

By the end of that day, D-Day, 155,000 Allied troops had landed. The Normandy beachheads were secured and Europe was on its way to liberation. This day, June 6, we honor the men who took Normandy in 1944, for their courage, valor and sacrifice.

Originally Published June 6, 2016