Politics is the profession of hypocrisy – and it was on full display during this year’s Independence Day celebration.
As is the case every Fourth of July, most Americans took off from work to join their families, friends, and neighbors in millions of mini celebrations across the nation – from grand picnics to simple backyard barbecues. Parades moved down Main Street in virtually every community in America – with streets lined by a very diverse group of local citizens. They watch the high school band go by – also the local Miss Something or other, the Chamber of Commerce, the veterans, firetrucks, police cars and … yes … military vehicles.
Then in the evening, millions of us gathered in public places – or in front of the television – to listen to concerts with well-known patriotic songs. Millions sang along to “God Bless America,” “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “This land is my land.”
As darkness fell, we heard the first chords of the “1812 Overture” – the lead-in to the much-anticipated fireworks display. Some of us may have wondered why that particular musical work has become so much part of our Independence Day celebration. It was written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky as a musical tribute to Russia’s defeat of Napoleon’s invading Grande Armée in 1812 – about the same time America was again engaged in another war with England. I think it must have to do with that powerful cannonade conclusion.
So, what does all this reminiscence and history have to do with the headline subject – the Democrats? Just setting the stage.
Democrats and their media allies have been speaking out against politicizing the Independence Day celebrations – claiming that is what Trump was planning to do. After all, Independence Day is like all holidays in which we set aside our differences and focus on the things we have in common. In the case of Independence Day, it is the time to focus on our civic history and our unifying culture – the things that make us all Americans, whether our lineage goes back to the colonists or we have just pledged our allegiance recently.
In the spirit of the holiday, one might expect even our politicians – especially those seeking the highest office in the land – to take a break from politics. We should find them in their hometowns celebrating alongside their friends and neighbors. They could be giving non-political patriotic speeches to remind we the people of our heritage and common bonds.
So, where DO we find our politicians running for President? Are they in their hometowns celebrating alongside their constituents? Are they giving those non-political patriotic speeches?
Nope! We find a gaggle of presidential wannabes in Iowa giving a political speech and political interviews as fast as they can arrange them. They are drawing polite distinctions between themselves and their Democratic contenders – and heaping President Trump, who is presiding over a non-political celebration in Washington, unrelenting harsh criticism.
Even the guy who likes to be known as “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg has abandoned his own South Bend, Indiana celebration for politicking in Iowa.
Okay, so they do not want to take a day off from the campaign trail to celebrate Independence Day among family, friends, and neighbors as part of … you know … e pluribus unum. But why do they have to be so damn hypocritical about it.
So, there ‘tis.
According to the New York Post, Sarah Huckabee Sanders is planning to write a book about her time in the White House. The former press secretary, officially stepped down on Friday, June 28, after loyally serving nearly two years in the Trump administration.
Sources told the Post, that Sanders wants to move back home to Arkansas, relax for a month, and then help the President with his 2020 re-election campaign before starting work on the proposed book — which will focus on “her life in politics” and what it was like to work with President Trump.
Sanders sees her time in the White House as being “very positive,” the sources said.
“Today I’ll walk out the gates of the White House for the last time as Press Secretary with my head held high,” the 36-year-old tweeted on her last day. “It’s been the honor and privilege of a lifetime to work with President @realDonaldTrump and his amazing team the last three and a half years. You’re the best…Thank you!”
A Political Future for Huckabee Sanders?
Other reports suggest that besides the book deal, there may be a political future ahead for the former press secretary. Politico has confirmed recent reports of a possible 2022 run for Arkansas governor being in the works for Sanders.
“I have a feeling she’s going to be running for a certain gubernatorial position,” Trump said at a rally last week.
“She’s extremely serious,” a source later told Politico.
“She would be formidable if she were to get into the race,” added Roby Brock, a longtime political reporter from The Natural State. “She’s got the Huckabee political machine, the Boozman political machine, and the Trump political machine.”
Two-thirds of U.S. voters want the government to include a question about an individual’s citizenship status on the 2020 census, a new survey has revealed.
Harvard CAPS/Harris released a poll on Tuesday which revealed that 67 percent of voters reported that the question, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” should be included on the 2020 census.
The poll comes on the heels of a U.S. Supreme Court decision made last week which ruled to temporarily block a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
The poll discovered that Americans from both ends of the political spectrum back a citizenship question.
Of the 67 percent of respondents who said that the citizenship question should be included, 88 percent were Republicans, 52 percent were Democrats, and 63 percent were independents.
“The public here agrees with the administration that it makes sense to ask citizenship on the census – it is a clear supermajority of Americans on this issue,” said Mark Penn, the Harvard CAPS/Harris polling director.
Jody Hice, a Republican from Georgia serving in the House of Representatives echoed this sentiment, saying “Most Americans want an accurate count of how many citizens are in our country. The citizenship question shouldn’t be a partisan issue – it’s a matter of simply knowing who is in America.”
“The Court’s disappointing ruling has stalled the process for now, but I believe the question is necessary,” she added.
In response to the court’s ruling, President Trump has considered delaying the 2020 census until the issue has been resolved.
Last week, following the Court’s decision, President Trump tweeted, “I have asked the lawyers if they can delay the Census, no matter how long, until the United States Supreme Court is given additional information from which it can make a final and decisive decision on this very critical matter.”
“Seems totally ridiculous that our government, and indeed Country, cannot ask a basic question of Citizenship in a very expensive, detailed and important Census, in this case for 2020,” he added.
“I have asked the lawyers if they can delay the Census, no matter how long, until the United States Supreme Court is given additional information from which it can make a final and decisive decision on this very critical matter,” President Trump said.
This week the President reiterated his position, saying, “I think it’s very important to find out if somebody is a citizen as opposed to an illegal.”
The poll surveyed 2,182 registered voters from June 26th to June 29th.
Ever have your phone or line tapped? Do you ever feel like you are being watched? Evidence shows that there is something very eerie and strange going on in our solar system based on our conventional knowledge. Subjects like these usually get swept under the rug then shrouded by a thick smoke screen emitted in order to divert public interest. Recently, scientists have reported picking up strange radio signals broadcast from beyond the Earth. This is nothing new. This has been going on for over 100 years. These radio signals are believed to be produced from an intelligent source foreign to human technology. This strange source has been classified as The Black Knight Satellite.
The Black Knight Satellite is reported to be 13,000 years old or older. It is said to be the reason why the U.S. started its space race in the first place. The metallurgy of this object is unknown. The creator of this object is unknown, which also means that we don’t know who or what may have created it. The purpose of this satellite is an enigma as well; but, there are some popular theories on why it may be here.
What are the implications or ramifications if this satellite is the product of alien technology? This subject is well worth investigating even if The Black Knight Satellite is a product of ancient human ingenuity without even considering that it might be of extra-terrestrial origin. NASA is in full denial however but are aware of this phenomenon. The Black Knight Satellite is in a polar orbit around the earth. This is a very important point to mention because satellites formed by nature do not have polar orbits but rather equatorial orbits.
According to Bob Fugera of Brooktrails, CA USA on special assignment for UFO Planet, the theory of The Black Knight Satellite started in 1899 with Nikola Tesla. Nikola Tesla, a Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, and futurist, discovered the signal but couldn’t decipher it. One night Tesla observed an electrical action which was deemed an intelligent signal. It continued to repeat itself. He believed he was communication with ET’s. He was criticized heavily when he published a letter with the Red Cross about his findings and what this could imply. Apparently, writing letters to the Red Cross was a thing back when. The signal was repeated periodically with a clear suggestion of number and order. Tesla was struck by fear when he began to realize that this intelligence might well be malevolent.
Again, in 1920 the signal was picked up by some college students via a Ham radio but they also could not figure out what it was. On January 28, 1920, The London paper The Daily Mail published a story where Guglielmo Marconi, creator of Marconi’s Law and known for his pioneering work in long-distance radio transmission, where he said he picked up some signals from far away in space that would be impossible to decipher. Ham radio operators around the world were soon picking up these same signals.
It wasn’t until 1927 when the echo transmission technology was able to triangulate a transmission point of 6200 miles in orbit. In 1957 the Soviet Union launched Sputnik and witnessed the satellite orbiting the moon.
The Dark Fence US Defense Program used 50-meter wide transmission receivers to survey the atmosphere. Upon placement of the receivers, they picked up two signals immediately. Then, in the ensuing days, they received several more signals. This information was then in 1960 made top secret by President Dwight Eisenhower. You know, the same president that gave the historical speech upon him leaving the office about the Military Industrial Complex.
In 1973, a Scottish man by the name of Duncan Lunnen deciphered the signal. The cipher is said to go as follows:
- Our home is a double star system Epsilon Gouda
- We live on the sixth planet of seven counting outward from the sun
- We have six planets one moon
- Four planets have three moons
- First and third planets both have one moon
- Our probe is orbiting your moon
The Black Knight Satellite is estimated to be about ten tons in weight. Since its orbit is polar it is considered to be an observation satellite. We use polar orbits when mapping the earth due to the perspective it renders which gives credence to why an intelligent life form would utilize a polar orbit for an observation satellite.
Is The Black Knight Satellite a product of ancient human technology or extraterrestrial alien intelligence? What would drive an advanced civilization to leave an object such as this orbiting in such an allusive manner around our moon and planet? Is someone or something trying to tell us something? The Black Knight Satellite brings a whole new meaning to “Eye In The Sky.”
A Nigerian national who first arrived in the United States on a student visa has been charged with the murder of 23-year-old University of Utah student Mackenzie Lueck.
Ayoola Adisa Ajayi, a 31-year-old native-born Nigerian, was formally charged this week for the murder of Mackenzie Lueck in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 17th after she had just come back from California where she had traveled to attend her grandmother’s funeral.
Following her arrival from the Salt Lake City Airport, Lueck was reportedly last seen after she had been dropped off at Hatch Park at 3 AM by a Lyft driver. When the Lyft driver had been cleared from any involvement in the disappearance and murder of Lueck, police were immediately drawn to Ajayi after discovering phone and social media messages between him and Lueck. On top of that, the two were at the same park at the time of Lueck’s disappearance.
Upon questioning Ajayi, Police suspicions were further aroused when he initially denied knowing Lueck.
After having been missing for 11 days, the charred remains of the 23-year-old university student were discovered by Salt Lake City police last week following a search of Ayoola Ajayi’s residence. Ajayi was subsequently charged with aggravated murder, aggravated kidnapping, and desecration of a body.
According to reports, neighbors affirmed that they had witnessed the 31-year-old Nigerian burning something in his backyard on June 17th and June 18th.
Law enforcement officials have since confirmed to journalists that Ajayi first entered the United States from Nigeria in 2009, on a student visa. The visa type he received is known by immigration officials as the F-1 visa. Officials from the University of Utah have told members of the media that he attended the university from 2009 to 2017, but never graduated with a degree.
In 2014, after remaining in the country on the F-1 visa and marrying an American citizen, Ajayi modified his immigration status to become a “lawful permanent resident,” or a green card holder.
After Ayayi had adjusted his status as an immigrant, he then applied to become a naturalized citizen of the U.S. by claiming he had served in the American military in 2015. However, records indicate that the Nigerian immigrant never provided any evidence to support the assertion that he had served in the military.
According to a report from the Salt Lake Tribune, Ajayi had no previous criminal history but was investigated by police in 2014 for a rape accusation against him. Police, however, discontinued the investigation after the alleged victim decided she didn’t want to press charges.
Ajayi has been ordered by a judge to be held without bail while he awaits his trial.
After days of speculation — and optimistic statements by the two leaders — President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met and shook hands on Sunday June 30, at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea.
It was their first face-to-face meeting since an ill-fated summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, in February, and the first time a sitting US President stepped across the DMZ to the North Korean side.
President Trump arrived at the DMZ shortly before 2 a.m. Eastern US time, accompanied by South Korean President Moon Jae-in. They were shown awaiting Kim’s arrival, along with South Korean military members and other officials.
But before the meeting with Kim was expected to begin, Trump met with some military members and others and was expected to review some relics from the Korean War era.
“We’re with you all the way,” Trump told the service members, who included both US troops stationed in South Korea as well as South Korean forces.
Finally around 2:40 a.m. ET, the two leaders spotted one another from a short distance apart, then walked toward one another. They met, shook hands, and then briefly walked across the border into North Korea before crossing back to the DMZ.
A Historic Step
“I was proud to step over the line,” Trump told Kim later, inside the Freedom House on the South Korea side, according to the Associated Press. “It is a great day for the world.”
Trump crossing over onto the North Korean side was a historic “first step” both literally and figuratively. Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to step foot inside the Hermit Kingdom, and hopefully this exchange also represents a “first step” in getting Kim back to the negotiating table on denuclearization.
According to the Associated Press, Kim appeared pleased by the meeting.
“I believe this is an expression of his willingness to eliminate all the unfortunate past and open a new future,” Kim said of Trump, according to the AP. He added that he was “surprised” when Trump extended the invitation on Saturday.
Earlier, while taking in the view from Observation Post Ouellette at the DMZ before meeting with Kim, Trump told reporters that there has been “tremendous” improvement in U.S.-North Korea relations since the first summit with Kim in Singapore last June.
Later, Trump said he would invite Kim to visit the U.S., and possibly the White House.
“I would invite him right now,” Trump said, according to the AP.
Kim, speaking through a translator, said he would invite Trump to Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, “at the right time.”