Probably no senator sitting in the impeachment trial has faced a more fateful decision on both the issue of additional witnesses and on voting to convict President Trump than Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins.
By all definitions, she is in a tough race for re-election. Maine is a very progressive state and she had been able to maintain her seat by being among the more liberal Republicans. But the perception of her in the Pine Tree State started to change when she voted in favor of confirming Brett Kavanaugh as a justice on the Supreme Court.
That Kavanaugh hearing pushed Collins through the wringer on the abortion issue. As a pro-choice Republican, Collins was under intense pressure to vote “no” on seating a clearly pro-life Justice. She did so in the belief – or with the excuse – that Kavanaugh said he respected precedent when looking at cases. That could mean he would vote to uphold Roe v. Wade. The pro-abortion advocates were not as convinced as Collins seemed to be.
The Trump impeachment trial put Collins back into the boiling water with two votes – one to vote in favor of having more witnesses and ultimately on the vote to convict or acquit. Even more than the Kavanaugh vote, the impeachment put Collins into an even more untenable political position.
Collins voted against Trump on the issue of witnesses, but since her vote did not change the favorable outcome for Trump, she will not suffer any retribution from Trump voters. But neither will she gain any favor from Maine’s progressive voters.
Collins political coup de grace may come with her vote on the issue of guilt. Ironically, she is likely to lose support no matter which way she casts her vote. The Democrats covet that seat. If they cannot beat Collins, their chance of taking control of the Senate is greatly reduced.
On the other hand, Collins is not the darling of conservative Republicans and the Trump fans. Their lack of enthusiasm will cost her some support – not from Republicans voting against her, but from those who stay home.
In short, it does not look good for Collins regardless of her impeachment votes.
So, there ‘tis.
Like many Republicans, independents – and Democrats – President Trump is a pro-lifer. He is joined in that belief by most Republican leaders and a sprinkling of Democrat leaders. Abortion is arguably the most significant moral issue of our day. It is an understatement to say that it is a highly emotional issue with very strong feelings on both sides.
It is not a simple pro and con issue. – abortion at any time for any reason versus a total ban on all abortions for any reason. The public has varying beliefs regarding abortion – such as when an abortion can take place, procedures used or medical necessity.
The general pro-life view is that an abortion should only take place where there is a compelling necessity – such as the life of the mother, rape or incest. It should never be considered for questions of convenience, economics or simple desire – abortion-on-demand, as they put it.
Pro-lifers believe that the fetus in the womb is a human being with all the rights and protections of a moral and just society. Pro-lifers reject the illogical and scientifically inaccurate description of the fetus as an integral “part of a woman’s body” over which she has exclusive right to keep or discard – with all the moral vaue of getting a haircut or clipping fingernails.
Even though past presidents have described themselves as pro-lifers, they have too often dealt with the issue by avoidance rather than activity – lip service over policy. In the modern era, only President Reagan was an active abortion critic. Regardless of their stated stand on the issue, no President has ever participated in or even attended the annual pro-life demonstration in Washington. In fact, it was newsworthy when Vice President Pence spoke at the rally in recent years.
That all changed this year.
For the first time ever, a President of the United States attended the rally to underscore his commitment to pro-life policies. In view of Trump’s view on the subject — and his policies and appointments that clearly established his view – it should not have been surprising that he would underscore his commitment to the pro-life agenda by speaking at the rally.
The left reacted as if Trump was creating new controversy. How could he weigh-in on the issue in such an obvious manner? FOX News regular, Juan Williams personified the reaction of the pro-abortion left. He accused Trump of intentionally using his appearance to divide the nation. He should have stayed out of the issue. After all, there are lots of people who favor abortion and it is “the law of the land.” Williams – as a black media personality — should be one of the last to need reminding that slavery, too, was once “the law of the land.”
In Williams view, no president has ever done such a dastardly thing. Williams did not actually call it “dastardly,” but from the tone of his rant, the word is not an inappropriate description. That seems to be the strategy of the left. Do not talk about abortion. Do not debate it. And above all, do not show all those images of all those crushed skulls and dismembered bodies.
For those of us who believe that life in the womb is an imbued with what we call inalienable rights, it is as fitting and proper for Trump to put his belief on the record as it is for him to fight for policies that would make abortions EXTREMELY rare. As a pro-lifer, myself, I applaud Trump for standing tall on the issue.
So, there ‘tis.
Looks like despite his denials to the contrary, it looks like the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, is the “Baby Daddy,” to a former D.C. area stripper.
The judge in the paternity case brought against the younger Biden by the ex–stripper, 29-year-old, Lunden Alexis Roberts, ruled that Hunter is the “biological and legal father” of a child he fathered with Roberts.
In an order establishing paternity, Independence County, Ark., Circuit Judge Holly Meyer noted that the results of DNA tests indicated Biden was the father “with near scientific certainty,” and instructed the Arkansas Department of Health to issue a birth certificate listing Biden as the father of Roberts’ child.
Roberts, who The New York Post reported was a stripper at a Washington, D.C., club that Biden patronized, received “primary physical and legal custody” of the child. In previous filings, Roberts told the court that Hunter Biden “had no involvement in the child’s life since the child’s birth, never interacted with the child, never parented the child,” and “could not identify the child out of a photo lineup.”
Biden “shall have visitation with the child as agreed between the parties,” Judge Meyer ruled.
The next hearing in the case is now set for Jan. 29 at 9:30 a.m. ET, to address “temporary child support for the minor child and other matters,” the judge wrote, adding that the parties have until Jan. 16 to comply with all “pending discovery” which is currently “past due.”
Another hearing is set for the morning of March 13 to handle any remaining discovery issues, with a final hearing on May 13 to set “permanent child support for the minor child.”
In a separate order, Meyer also dismissed attempts by a private investigation firm — D&A Investigations — to join the case, saying the company’s pleadings were frivolous and that future attempts might incur a contempt citation.
Hunter Biden’s personal indiscretions, including his past drug use, have taken center stage in recent months. Republicans have argued the younger Biden was a drug-addicted, irresponsible playboy, and that he secured his lucrative overseas business roles not because of his own competence, but because he could sell access to his father.
Hunter Biden reportedly is expecting a child with his wife, Melissa Cohen Biden, whom he married this past May.
Only days after President Trump speaking to American troops said he was honored to be a part of it, and that it was one of his “favorite” Christmas movies, a Canadian broadcaster has cut his cameo when it recently aired “Home Alone 2.”
Don Jr. sounded off at the action in a tweet, calling it “pathetic.”
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation argued the ten second scene was removed to make room for commercials. Chuck Thompson, the CBC’s head of public affairs, said in a statement the edits “were done in 2014 when we first acquired the film and before Mr. Trump was elected president.”
But Don Jr. said “it’s all part of the mainstream media’s leftist bias.” He said, “Their bias is so flagrant, they don’t even try to hide it anymore.”
Earlier this week, when delivering a Holiday address via satellite to US troops serving overseas, President Trump told service members he was honored to be in the movie and called it his favorite holiday film.
“It’s a good movie,” he said. “It turned out to be a big Christmas hit, one of the biggest, so it was an honor to be involved in something like that.”
Don Jr. went on to say this is just the beginning of what can be expected in the 2020 election by the mainstream media’s left-leaning bias. He added that the president will win despite the unfair fight.
This time of year is usually full of cheer, especially if one’s economics are right. If someone is suffering economically or having serious issues with their family, then this time of year can be a trying time. Most people buy and spend over-extending their credit and putting themselves in debt. But, people usually are in good spirits. Right now, the holiday season is in full swing. I think it’s about time people got the skinny on one of the most popular holidays, Christmas.
Let’s get right into it, shall we? December 25th is not the birthdate of Jesus. Jesus being born on December 25th is not backed up by the scriptures at all. In fact, it is the noted birthdate of a great number of those that would be considered sun gods or pagan deities. One has to go back about 4,000 years to a place called Shinar. Shinar was located in Babylonian which is now modern-day Iraq. Nimrod was the ruler of Babel, which was later known as Babylon. He was well-loved by the people. He was known to the ancient Egyptians as Osiris. Nimrod’s date of birth was December 25th. Nimrod’s symbol was the evergreen tree which represented everlasting or renewed and regenerated life through Tammuz. Nimrod’s wife was named Semiramis. She was also known as Isis. As the story goes, Semiramis was also the mother of Nimrod. Nimrod was the first being on earth to be deified. During his deification, he was then named Bael the Sun God. At his death he he was said to be eternal and ruled the universe as the Sun God.
Semiramis was said to be impregnated with the seed of Nimrod by the rays of the sun god Nimrod or Bael. She gave birth to their son Tammuz who was said to be Nimrod’s resurrection through birth. This is where the Biblical story of the immaculate conception comes from. Semiramis and Tammuz were married. This was an incestual relationship. Nothing holy about that. But it turns out that Tammuz is also Cupid. Tammuz was a great hunter which is why there is a constellation of Osiris The Great Hunter. After forty years Tammuz was killed by a wild boar.
December 25th represents the return of the rising sun during the winter equinox or the sun’s (son’s) resurrection. According to the Book of Genesis, Nimrod was the great-grandson of Noah. As a side note, I have to mention that originally there were only ten months to the standard calendar. The prefix dec represents ten. Our number system is a base-ten system. This where the term decimal comes into play. Also, decade represents a ten-year span. December used to be the tenth month until Julius Ceasar added July and Augustus Ceasar added August. These two additional months were smuggled in during the great Roman era. So now we have twelve months that represent our modern-day Gregorian calendar. So, even if Jesus’ birthday was on December 25th, we would overshoot it by two months each year.
Like the story of Osiris, Nimrod was murdered by a relative. Semiramis claimed that a full-grown evergreen tree emerged from a dead stump overnight which symbolized the re-erected phallus of Nimrod as well as a new life. The old stump symbolizes the dead Nimrod and the evergreen symbolizes the birth of son Tammuz. Nimrod (Tammuz) would place gifts on the tree every December 25th. This is where the yule log comes into play where the log represents dead Nimrod and is placed into a fire. The next day the log would be a full tree with a snake coiling throughout the branches. The serpent or snake represents resurrection. This is symbolic in the sense that snakes shed their skin which represents resurrection.
In Egyptian mythology, Tammuz is known as Horace who was the son of Osiris and also his resurrection. The ornaments placed on the trees in Babylon were balls dipped in gold or testicles of a sacrificed animal. Now Santa Claus was actually called Nimrod (Molech, Odin). Every December 25th, public child mass sacrifices were held. So, if one placed the “n” in Santa at the end of the word, we would have the word Satan. Satan’s Claws (Claus). Get the picture? The chimney that Santa was said to come down in the story of Santa Claus represents the alter that the children were sacrificed to. The parents would ask the alter for what they wanted before they would drop their newborn child in the fiery alter.
Another couple of names for Christmas is Natalis Invicti and Mithra. On December 17-21, the people would celebrate Saturnalia. During this time the people would get drunk and have wild and violent sex orgies. On the 22nd of December, they would participate in Sigillaria, the second feast or the feast of the dolls.
All of the information stated above is where the so-called holy day of Christmas was extrapolated. With that said, I hope you had a Merry Christmas!
On Friday, Dec. 27, former Vice President Joe Biden said that he would not comply with a subpoena to testify in President Trump’s upcoming Senate impeachment trial.
In an interview with the editorial board of the De Moines Register in Iowa, Biden claimed that if he were issued a subpoena to appear before the Senate, any testimony he would give would only draw attention away from Trump’s alleged wrongdoing and would effectively let the president off the hook.
“What are you going to cover?” Biden said to Register Executive Editor Carol Hunter in response to a question about the possibility of his participation in the trial. “You guys are going to cover for three weeks anything that I said. And (Trump’s) going to get away.”
“You guys buy into it all the time. Not a joke …” he added. “Think what it’s about. It’s all about what he does all the time, his entire career. Take the focus off. This guy violated the Constitution. He said it in the driveway of the White House. He acknowledged he asked for help.”
The Democrat-controlled House impeached Trump earlier this month for “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress” related to his dealings with Ukraine. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has yet to deliver the articles of impeachment to the Senate.
Biden Forced to Clarify His Statement on Subpoena
However, soon after the former VP made those statements, he was forced to clarify his position – which as stated – meant he would be breaking the law.
By Saturday, Biden was singing a different tune.
“I want to clarify something I said yesterday. In my 40 years in public life, I have always complied with a lawful order and in my eight years as VP, my office — unlike Donald Trump and Mike Pence — cooperated with legitimate congressional oversight requests,” he tweeted.
“But I am just not going to pretend that there is any legal basis for Republican subpoenas for my testimony in the impeachment trial. That is the point I was making yesterday and I reiterate: this impeachment is about Trump’s conduct, not mine,” he said.
Later on Saturday, during a town hall in Iowa, Biden said he “would obey any subpoena sent to me.”
“The question is, did Trump do his job,” he added.
The sanctuary county of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is currently on course to let 1,000 criminal illegal immigrants into the interior of the U.S. after its officials ended cooperation with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
Figures from the federal government have revealed that each year until Fiscal Year of 2019, Mecklenburg County would hand over to ICE between 1,000 to 1,300 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions or pending charges against them.
Last December, however, Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden put an end to all of that, tearing up the county’s agreement with ICE, making the county into a sanctuary jurisdiction that actively prevents criminal illegal immigrants from being repatriated back to their homelands.
Unfortunately, the county’s new policy means that roughly 1,000 criminal illegal immigrants are expected be released sometime this year. 300 illegal immigrants who would have be removed from the country by ICE will more than likely stay in the country instead.
“Sanctuary cities and counties around the country are acting as illegal incubators for criminal alien activity, harboring dangerous offenders and often releasing them back to the streets,” one federal official told journalists from Breitbart News.
“The egregious practice of local police ignoring our laws and obstructing the federal law enforcement mission of safety and security should have no place in North Carolina or anywhere else,” the official added.
Among those recently released from the county’s custody are illegal immigrants who’ve been charged with raping children and heroin trafficking, federal immigrations have revealed. Other convictions of illegal immigrants who’ve been released into the country’s interior include drunk driving, assault, possession of drugs, and larceny.
California Sen. Kamala Harris has announced that she is withdrawing from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. Harris has had to call it quits after failing to capitalize on early enthusiasm for her campaign and watching her poll numbers collapse.
“In good faith, I can’t tell you, my supporters and volunteers, that I have a path forward if I don’t believe I do,” Harris wrote in an email to supporters. “So, to you my supporters, it is with deep regret — but also with deep gratitude — that I am suspending my campaign today.”
An aide said Harris informed staff Tuesday she is ending her White House bid.
Harris entered the race in January as a top contender and had a breakout moment in the first debate thanks to a memorable clash with then-frontrunner Joe Biden over his record on desegregation busing.
But she’s struggled to break out in subsequent debates and has seen her poll numbers plunge in recent months. In November, Harris dramatically cut her staff in New Hampshire, the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House, to focus on Iowa.
The Harris campaign was also hemorrhaging money, spending more than what was coming in, amid tough media coverage about the campaign’s struggles.
She is the first “big name” candidates to drop out of the crowded 2020 primary field, two months before the lead-off Iowa caucuses. Her exit follows the withdrawal of former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, another Democrat who entered the race to great fanfare, but later struggled.
Campaigning in Iowa on Tuesday, Former VP Joe Biden said of Harris, “I have mixed emotions about it because she is really a solid, solid person. And loaded with talent.”
Many believe that Harris’ decision was made not only because she was no longer a viable candidate for POTUS, but any future political career for her would be in jeopardy, if she remained in the race, and lost big – which seemed likely — in the California primary, her home state.
Governments are always doing something in the dark shadows far away from discerning and prying eyes. Sometimes it is necessary and for the bigger cause. The government is supposed to be in place to serve the people. Often times secrets are necessary to keep one’s hand unexposed. This too, however, can get out of hand.
The CIA and the military started a covert program used to assassinate VC sympathizers during the time of the Vietnam war called The Phoenix Project. This counter-insurgency doctrine has been put into full play by CIA and US Military Intelligence after the negative public reaction American citizens vehemently expressed against the US involvement in the Vietnam war. They looked at the public reaction to the war as an open betrayal and wanted it not to happen again.
Under this new program called the Phoenix Project, a new form of weapon was being developed called microwave weapons. These weapons were being developed as a new form of crowd control but far more effective and nefarious than the typical tear gas. These state of the art neutralizing microwave weapons kill slowly and silently and also can be used to cause emotional changes and emotional distress to a large group of people or can be directed at one individual. These microwaves are transmitted over low-frequency signals and can be done sight unseen. The terms slow kill, silent kill, and soft kill were used to identify microwave frequency attacks on groups or individuals.
The Phoenix Program is similar to the CIA’s MK Ultra program which is a secret crash program used to control the human mind. The MK in MK Ultra is the abbreviation for the german words for mind control. The techniques used in this program came from direct knowledge of how POWs were treated during capture and also from first-hand knowledge of events that took place in Nazi concentration camps. By the end of the Korean War, 70% of the POWs signed confessions, 15% cooperated fully, and 5% refused to do either. One can only assume what happened to the remaining 10%.
Brainwashing and propaganda were chief tools used to condition the minds of prisoners. These techniques were used to cause emotional exhaustion. The captives were made to feel isolated and alone in order to be broken. The Joint Chief of Staff ordered and speared headed the operation to bring 34 Nazi scientists that were utilized in such brainwashing experiments in Germany. These scientists were brought into the country under the top-secret program called Project Paperclip. Nine-thousand Nazi scientist evaded prosecution in Germany for their committed atrocities and was smuggled into the US to help defeat the USSR or Soviet Russian. These men were skilled in the art of breaking the human mind.
Joseph Mengele was a chief Nazi scientist who did experiments on adults and children in Germany. Some of his favorite devices used in his testing was a drug called mescaline, electroshock therapy, starvation, rape, hypnosis, torcher, sensory deprivation, and trauma bonding.
In 1973, General Michael Aquino became the executive officer for the 306th Psychological Operations Battalion. He wrote about how enemy populations can be subdued with the use of low-frequency psychological weapons. The new low-frequency weapons can be used to evoke emotions of fear or to slowly cook someone at the molecular level. These weapons can be used to control a crowd without a shot being fired. The microwaves can be transmitted over radio, television, and communications frequencies (like a cell phone, ipad or any smart device).
In the 1980’s, Michael Aquino was accused to be part of a satanic military child molestation ring. He had close ties with Antoine LaVey who was the head of the Church of Satan. Michael was himself the founder of the Church of Set. This too was a satanic church in itself. The military and government choose to infiltrate such closed groups like the Mormons and The Church of Satan because since they are not open to the public the people are more easily indoctrinated. They then use these groups to push forward an agenda.
We all want freedom. But who defines what real freedom is and to what extent should governments go to maintain sovereignty and independence. But, at what cost?
The sins of the father. How far is too far? Do the ends justify the means.
In my many decades of advising political candidates – and other public figures – how to manage their public images, I have always placed some importance on “looks.” How you message and what you believe are very important, the appearance of a candidate can either reinforce or distract from a good public image.
Senator John McCain did himself no good by campaigning in tan pants and polo shirts. He looked more like an Arizona retiree than the senior senator from that state. On the other hand, President Obama, with his dark suits and sincere ties looked more like a President than McCain. That was quite an accomplishment since every previous President was an old white guy –like McCain. He just did not look presidential.
While I like Congressman Jim Jordan’s politics, I wish he would buy a suit – and wear it. Yes, there are times that shedding the jacket can connect with voters – that is when it is an exception, like passing out cupcakes in a food line or flipping those pork chops at the Iowa State Fair. But not all the time. Not press conferences. Not at hearings.
I am sure it is not accident with Jordan. He thinks he is relating to the common man. To me, he looks like a pocket-protector wearing manager of a used car dealership. And even the average car salesman would have enough sense to put on a suit to appear on the hallowed floor of the United States House of Representatives.
Those with longer memories may recall how President Jimmy Carter would carry his suit bag as he disembarked from Air Force One. There was even a joke going around that someone made Carter strain by actually putting clothes in the bag.
So, what about our current presidential candidates – starting out with our current President?
President Trump wears presidential clothes – and he looks good in them considering that he is a big fellow. But of course, the most obvious attention-grabber is the hair. It has detracted from his presidential persona. Over the years, it has toned down a bit. As President, Trump does not need an odd hair do to attract attention.
Of course, Trump cannot give it up now because it has been part of his signature look for sooooo long—and if he did, Congressman Adam Schiff would see it as an impeachable offense.
There are several candidates who are well suited for the Presidency – and I only mean that in the fashionista sense. Certainly, Joe Biden. He has carried that look for a lifetime. His only appearance problem is his age – and fixing that would require a few more hair transplants and some television makeup.
Newbie candidate Michael Bloomberg is a clone of Biden fashion wise. It is hard to imagine that he would ever take off his suitcoat in public – even to flip chops in Iowa. Maybe that is why he is not going there. He is about as old as Biden and shows it.
Millionaire Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is also an old man, but he is going for a much different look than Biden or Bloomberg. He dresses down and makes sure his hair is properly messed. Most times he looks like he had the window open as he was driving down the highway. Rather than a President of the United States, Sanders comes off looking more like a poli-sci professor at New York University. There are times, however, his hair appears more coiffed — combed forward in little flat curls along the edge that make him look more like a senator in ancient Rome.
There is another guy who wants to portray an image apart from what he is. Billionaire Tom Steyer is mostly seen in jeans and plaid shirts in folksy commercials – kind of a western rancher type. He ends all his banal attacks on Trump with a self-satisfied smug smile – a lot like that kid in school who always had the teacher-pleasing answer.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg has the problem that he looks even younger than he is. We still associate experience and wisdom with age – up to a point, of course. Buttigieg looks like he should be running for College homecoming king. (don’t go there.) While he does go coatless a bit too often, there is not much he could wear that would make him look older. He might have overcome the problem if he had become prematurely grey.
I know there are more male candidates, but they are so far down the polling list that it really does not matter what they wear. No one is noticing.
So, what about the women?
With one exception, I give them all a perfect grade in the school of political fashion. While their politics are liberal, the attire of Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar and Tulsi Gabbard is presidential conservative. While Harris and Klobuchar are matronly stylish – and I mean that as a compliment – Gabbard’s get-ups are a tad sexier. She wears it well.
Now I know that will be viewed as a sexist comment by the political correctness crowd, but I do not find anything sexy about the men’s choice in attire. Maybe some yoga pants would do the trick. (God, I hope I can get that image out of my mind.)
While these women switch from dresses, business suits and pants suit, they avoid the image-killing pants suits worn by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. But then, the former First Lady was never a clothes horse.
Of course, the exception in the current field of lady candidates is Elizabeth Warren. Though she is among the multi-millionaire candidates, it is obvious she selects attire to project her “I’m just a humble schoolteacher from Oklahoma” image. It is a wonder where she has found so many of those long frumpy sweaters. Even Goodwill could not meet Warren’s demand. Every time I see Warren, I cannot help but think of the bag lady character played by comedian Ruth Buzzi.
I did not forget Marianne Williamson, the love candidate, it is just that she is so forgettable. Whatever she wears, she looks like one of those women peddling aromas on the shopping channels. Maybe she does.
I did not look at these styles as a fashion expert — obviously. I cannot tell an Armani suit from an Army flak jacket. I just look at the candidates in terms of the public image they project – or try to project – with a bit of humor that is so lacking in our current political discourse. And you can bet that there will be folks out there who will not appreciate the humor. You can identify them because they are wearing t-shirts emblazoned with political obscenities.
So, there ‘tis.