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23 September 2018

Democrats show true colors - denial of presumption of innocence if you disagree wth them

21 September 2018

Strong stock market reflects a strong economy
        lowest unemployed in 49 years - since November of 1969
        industrial index up more than expected
        3% growth projected for the U.S. in second-half of 2018
See also:   Economic Arteries

Delay, delay, delay - Democrats try every trick to stall Kavanaugh confirmation

18 September 2018

Bank of America and Citigroup anti-gun business practices - two banks to shun

16 September 2018

Chinese fear competition from other ideas - shutting down churches
        No Freedom in China - Socialism cannot tolerate it, nor survive it.

        That "cure" is far worse than the "disease"!

14 September 2018

Textbook example of why setting a minimium wage does not work

13 September 2018

Traitor John Kerry consorts with the enemy against the U.S.

Middle-class income hit all-time high in 2017 - over $61,000

Jobless claims remain at half-century low

Inflation is up in China

11 September 2018

See the latest news from the EU on Brexit and upcoming legislation

10 September 2018

Obama said Trump would need a "magic wand" to get 4% GDP increase
Latest increase is 4.2% - no doubt that's "magic" to someone like Obama

Angry Obama still does not get it as he hits the campaign trail
        Obama's policies were wrecking the country.
        For eight years, he blamed it on Bush.
        And he wants credit for Trump's successes?!?

5 September 2018

Manufacturing Index Hits 14-Year High
        Shaking off the Bush-Obama era - It's the Trump era!

You know the economy is doing great when ...
        Oh, no!   A labor shortage?   What do we do now?
        Simple: we innovate!   We figure out new ways of donig things!
        When the demand goes up, and the supply goes down, we innovate.
        That is how Capitalism works.
        Economic growth - coming soon, to a location near you!

Rights? Who needs Rights? Australia wants massive surveillance of its subject population
        This is not Freedom

September 2018

Fortune magazine gets it:   MAGA clears the way to Make the World Great Again.

21 August 2018

Soros - Facebook - Twitter collusion intent on censorship

Facebook has "trust ratings" for each user

18 August 2018

Senate confirms President Trump's 25th, 26th appellate judge nominees
        one in seven appellate judges are Trump appointees

China population in internment camps grows to one million people
        Forced into classes to shout, "The Communist Party is good!"
        "Sense the Party's thought, obey the Party's words, follow the Party's lead."
        Still the same old Socialist story of abuse and killing

13 August 2018

FBI finally fires Peter Strzok

12 August 2018

D'Souza's great movie Death of a Nation - don't miss it!
See the story of the histories of the Democratic Party and the GOP - the GOP has always been predominatly pro-rights, anti-slavery, and pro-freedom for all.   The Democratic Party, since its creation by Andrew Jackson, has been oppressive, pro-slavery, and ant-freedom.   See the relationship of the Democrats to the Italian Fascists, and to the German Nazis.   Put the pieces of the puzzle together.   Learn the things those behind the Fake News do not want you to know.

10 August 2018

Gowdy Warns of Possible Subpoenas in Trump Dossier Investigation

7 August 2018

Alarmist now-or-never environmentalists fall flat on their faces

Detailed look at the Trump trade policy
It used to be Free-market Capitalism vs. Communism.   Now China is "State Capitalism".   It's still the same.

4 August 2018

A detailed history of Socialist Venezuela's decline
Lays bare why government control inevitably never works

3 August 2018

U.S. unemployment drops to 3.9% - lowest in 50 years
Lower-than-estimated 157,000 new jobs in June
- comapanies unable to find workers?

U.S. GDP 4% 2nd quarter; 5% third quarter?

11th record-setter for Trump - 155,965,000 employed in June

Trump staffs up Mideast team for peace plan rollout

Dem. Senator Dianne Feinstein's staffer a Chinese spy

Tennessee businessman wins GOP primary for Governor
Race shows value of aligning with Trump

Freedom March Saturday in Portland, Oregon to be met by Antifa protesters

Bezos throwing money, engineers into corporate space race

Automated defense for tanks, military vehicles

30 July 2018

J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon - President Donald Trump's tax cuts, along with some of his other efforts, have helped out the U.S. economy.
"The way the American public should be thinking of it is:   For 20 years, we've been increasingly uncompetitive, driving capital and brains overseas."   Dimon also said some of the regulatory rollbacks pushed by Trump are helping small businesses.
Twenty years - i.e., Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama have been bad for the American way of life and thus the economy.   Well, we knew that.

The Democrats' corrupted view of history and racism

28 July 2018

U.S. GDP up 4.1% for the quarter

25 July 2018

One international $48B company is seeing economic growth worldwide, and economic experts are noting this is the first time since 2006-2007..   The United States is the financial center of the world, and with a Socialist President, the world economy suffered.   But with a pro-freedon, pro-economic improvement President, not only are his actions Making America Great Again, but as a result the rest of the world is growing, too!
Imagine if the EU and the rest of the world escaped Socialism, and became free!

Game-changer:   Mars lake of liquid water discovered

24 July 2018

Ninth Circuit rules right to carry firearms in public

23 July 2018

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley lowers the boom on Russia and Iran

22 July 2018

Obama’s Former Director of National Intelligence Says
        Obama Behind Entire Russia Witch Hunt!
President Obama's former Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, came clean on CNN and stated that former President Obama was behind spying on President Trump!
James Clapper's statement was also caught by Rush Limbaugh

Mainstream leftist media go crazy; make ridiculous accusations against Trump
One of the greatest Presidents since Lincoln is for everything the media is against - freedom and prosperity.

            Hillary??   She looks terrible.   Read the story.

20 July 2018

This marks the end of gun control

19 July 2018

Putin says powerful forces at work trying to damage US-Russian relations

Socialist Venezuela continues decline - general health and safety affected

Even Dems admit Socialist vision would bankrupt the U.S.
But they don't want Socialism; they want power
        more power than the Constitution allows!

18 July 2018

Trump, House GOP discuss further tax cuts

Four Dem states sue Federal government over "unfair" tax cuts

Soros calls Obama his biggest disappointment

17 July 2018

"Economy growing considerably stronger"

16 July 2018

Sore Loser Hillary Clinton Trolls Trump, questions his loyalty to U.S.
Good article listing President Trump's accomplishments

"Much of our news media is indeed the enemy of the people and all the Dems know how to do is resist and obstruct! This is why there is such hatred and dissension in our country – but at some point, it will heal!" - President Trump

15 July 2018

SCOTUS Justice Scalia made clear the Second Amendment and the Heller case prohibit "assault weapon" bans
           The AR-15 is America's most popular gun, with 10-12 million in circulation.

Petulant little boys - Princes William and Charles refused to meet President Trump
        Certainly not leadership material

CO2 emissions reduced in the US, but increase in the EU
        The free market wins, socialism loses.

14 July 2018

Free speech is dead in Britain

13 July 2018

Trump, May pledge cooperation on trade

Twelve Russian GRU agents indicted for hacking into
state election computers, Hillary campaign computers, DNC computers

Mueller Indicts 12 Russian Spies for Hacking in 2016 Campaign
        Read the indictment here

UK Trumped!

Strzok's infidelity to wife and to U.S.

Giuliani slams Strzok for collusion, refusal to name co-conspirators

12 July 2018

Gowdy accuses Strzok of 'textbook bias'
The Left is made up of:   (1) the wannabe power-mongers who are in control; (2) their thugs, and (3) the patsies, suckers, and dupes who think it is all about building socialism. Strzok is one of the thugs.

Trump takes Britain by storm

09 July 2018

Overview of the Supreme Court and the selection process

08 July 2018

How much savings do you have in your 401k?   Is it enough?

07 July 2018

Record 155,576,000 Employed in June; 10th Record for Trump
            Average hourly earnings is $26.98

Hispanic-Latino Unemployment Rate Hits 4.6% - Lowest Level on Record
            Hispanic-Latino unemployment rate averaged 9.4% during Obama Presidency

Dems call jobs growth "reckless" in desperate attempt to derail Trump successes

Low unemployment gives employees baragaining power - training, better pay ...
            "Businesses are getting a little desperate."

Trump orders formation of Space Force as sixth military branch

Prime Minister May wins support from divided UK government on Brexit plan

AIDS vaccine passes key early test

06 July 2018

Trump is not wrong on the China trade war

"If the future of the Democratic Party is Socialism,
then the Democratic Party has no future"

NY Dem says Party betraying American values

05 July 2018

3.4 million new jobs created since Election Day

43 Obama-era EPA scandals the media ignored

Trump down to three candidates for Supreme Court
            Decision will be announced Monday, July 9th

U.S. labor shortage reaching a critical point; holding back economic growth

California Congressional Rep. Maxine Waters - a corrupt, dirty politician

Excellent article reprinted here, from


Freedom Is Indivisible

          Feature Article by Robert Tracinski, July 4, 2018

The biggest news this week is that the left has officially turned against the First Amendment and freedom of speech—and just in time for the Fourth of July!

If you’re on the right, it is not news that the left wants to shut us up. The only change is that this goal is being announced openly in the leading publications of the mainstream left, specifically in a long article in the New York Times warning about “How Conservatives Weaponized the First Amendment.” Weaponized. That’s right, they’re giving the First Amendment the same treatment they gave the Second. Does free speech seem as scary and dangerous as an AR-15 yet?

So what’s wrong with the First Amendment? It protects people the left doesn’t like. No, really, that’s the argument.

On the final day of the Supreme Court term last week, Justice Elena Kagan sounded an alarm. The court’s five conservative members, citing the First Amendment, had just dealt public [employees’] unions a devastating blow. The day before, the same majority had used the First Amendment to reject a California law requiring religiously oriented “crisis pregnancy centers” to provide women with information about abortion. Conservatives, said Justice Kagan, who is part of the court’s four-member liberal wing, were “weaponizing the First Amendment.”

The article laments that free speech arguments at the Supreme Court used to mostly protect speech by people on the left.

“Because so many free-speech claims of the 1950s and 1960s involved anti-obscenity claims, or civil rights and anti-Vietnam War protests, it was easy for the left to sympathize with the speakers or believe that speech in general was harmless,” [Frederick Schauer, a law professor at the University of Virginia] said. “But the claim that speech was harmless or causally inert was never true, even if it has taken recent events to convince the left of that.”

So now—the horror!—”free-speech claims” are being used to protect Christians and corporations and people who don’t like being forced into unions, and how dare anyone stand up for those people.

The Times even went so far as to commission a study counting the number of times the Court has ruled in favor of “liberal speech” and “conservative speech.” This is a highly dubious exercise, since there is a good deal of subjectivity in deciding which speech is “liberal” and which is “conservative,” and the study is so vague about its criteria (and the resulting Times article even more so) that its assertions are meaningless. Warren Henry notes that a similar study—more about that in a moment—counts rulings upholding the imprisonment of anti-war activists during World War I as “anti-progressive,” despite the fact that these cases were prosecuted by the Progressive hero Woodrow Wilson.

Yet anyone on the right can venture a guess as to why the Court has seen more cases involving “conservative speech” in recent years and decided more frequently in favor of them. With the advent of crusades against “hate speech,” people on the right are more likely to be targets of attempts to suppress their speech.

The glib answer here would be to chalk this up as a generational difference between the old “liberals” who preened themselves on their dedication to free speech, and the authoritarian Political Correctness of younger “Progressives.” But the old liberals’ dedication to free speech was always a more pragmatic and instrumental than they liked to admit. You can see this in the complaints in the New York Times article from the very same old liberals who pioneered free-speech arguments in defense of left-leaning advocacy groups or anti-war political candidates, who are now appalled that these same arguments are being used on behalf of corporations and conservative political activists. Back in the day, old liberals like John F. Kennedy talked about how “freedom is indivisible,” so that in defending the freedom of one man, you are defending the freedom of all. Now the fact that freedom of speech protects everyone is considered a problem with First Amendment jurisprudence.

In short, many of the old liberals fought for free speech largely because they wanted to protect people like them from overbearing authorities. But now people like them are the overbearing authorities. Consider the recent Masterpiece Cakeshop case, which was decided based on the way members of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission spoke contemptuously of a baker’s Christian faith before imposing a fine on him. Now that the left holds power, they chafe at any restrictions on their authority.

Catherine MacKinnon states this view in its most strident and tendentious form: “Legally, what was, toward the beginning of the 20th century, a shield for radicals, artists and activists, socialists and pacifists, the excluded and the dispossessed, has become a sword for authoritarians, racists and misogynists, Nazis and Klansmen, pornographers and corporations buying elections.” In this view, there are only two types of free speech defendants: radical socialists and bigots. The first deserve legal protection and the second don’t.

But there is also something else going on. As the left has gained more political power, it has championed regulations that have spread out like a fine net into every part of human life. But Margaret Thatcher also reminded us that freedom is indivisible, and she did so to destroy the “myth” that “you can have political freedom and economic slavery.” The more the government seeks to dictate all of our decisions—what kind of cakes we have to bake, what medical advice we can offer, who gets to negotiate with our employer on our behalf—the more they necessarily impinge on our freedom of speech. That is the left’s problem with First Amendment protections for people who they think should be regulated to keep them in line.

This is really what Elena Kagan is complaining about in her dissent in the Janus decision where she warns that the Court’s conservative justices are “weaponizing the First Amendment, in a way that unleashes judges, now and in the future, to intervene in economic and regulatory policy.” What gives rise to these cases is the fact that the old “liberal” differentiation between economic freedom and intellectual freedom—the first of which could be violated without limit but the second of which had to be scrupulously respected—was an artificial one. In her conclusion, Justice Kagan actually does a pretty good job of making Mrs. Thatcher’s point for her.

Speech is everywhere—a part of every human activity (employment, health care, securities trading, you name it). For that reason, almost all economic and regulatory policy affects or touches speech…. The First Amendment was meant for better things.

When Kagan writes, “The First Amendment was meant for better things,” I can’t help hearing, “The First Amendment was meant for better people”—for good Progressives and not for the likes of you and me. But what she specifically means is that the First Amendment should be ignored when it impinges on anything having to do with commerce or capitalism—despite her own admission that all such activity involves freedom of speech.

The left is turning against the First Amendment because absolute respect for freedom of speech is not consistent with tearing down capitalism. This brings us to Georgetown University law professor Louis Michael Seidman, who laments, “What I have come to see is that it’s a mistake to think of free speech as an effective means to accomplish a more just society.” The New York Times piece is mostly just echoing the argument made by Seidman in a forthcoming law review article which asks, “Can Free Speech Be Progressive?” Seid answers “no,” and says, in effect, so much the worse for the First Amendment.

The most ominous part of Seidman’s article is not specifically about the First Amendment. It is his naked admission about the basic political priorities of Progressivism, which he sums up this way: “by ‘Progressivism,’ I mean the modern political stance favoring an activist government that strives to achieve the public good, including the correction of unjust distributions produced by the market and the dismantling of power hierarchies based on traits like race, nationality, gender, class, and sexual orientation.” Did you notice what is missing? Freedom is not included among the political values sought by the left. It is not one of the standards by which political outcomes are to be judged. No wonder they have given up the defense of freedom of speech and ceded it to the right.

Freedom was still nominally on the list of priorities for the old “liberals,” who still held to John Stuart Mill’s idea of the individual’s unquestioned sovereignty “over his own body and mind.” But as I have described elsewhere, this “liberal” paradise couldn’t last. The essence of Seidman’s article is his concern that the legal distinction between property rights and freedom of speech is breaking down, and breaking down in the direction of more freedom for both, rather than more government control of both. He is a little cagey about his own preferred outcome, but it is in the direction of more control, and he hints at some kind of Progressive paradise of centrally planned and optimized “redistribution of speech opportunities.” In other words, Progressives get to speak, and everybody else doesn’t.

It is inevitable, really, that the left would finally turn openly against freedom of speech, because the First Amendment is a weapon. It is a legal weapon that can be used by private citizens against government coercion. It is a weapon in the hands of the people against overbearing authority. But it is only a weapon because freedom is indivisible, and so long as the First Amendment exists, it is a threat to all other forms of domination and control.


04 July 2018

John Stossel - what the Fourth of July is really all about
          Don't miss Stossel's contrasting the lack of rights in not-so-free Britain
          yet this is the Socialist European dream envisioned by so many Democrats.

Happy Independence Day !!

Judge tosses suit alleging Trump campaign conspired with Russians in hack

Dershowitz unloads on NY socialist Dem, Martha's Vineyard liberals
"I want a fight within the Democratic Party to restore it to the days when it was a great centrist party"

Judicial Watch statement on Clinton email investigation

Ramussen Report
          48% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance
          U.S. Supreme Court Earns Highest Approval in Years
          More Voters Now Want Merit-Based Immigration, Not Family-Based
          41% Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction
          The Majority Are Proud to Be an American, Proud of History

Senator Tim Scott to recommend Trey Gowdy for Supreme Court seat

03 July 2018

Rep. Nunes calls ten Obama officials to testify
on possible government surveillance abuse during the 2016 election

Democrats "are the ones that have all this blood on their hands.
They're the ones who completely destroyed the FBI and DOJ."

The Left's tactics have not changed from those used in 1917 by Lenin in Russia
          *   corrupt and destroy the means of justice, making justice impossible
          *   corrupt and destroy the truth:   control the news, and fill it with lies
          *   corrupt and destroy integrity:
                    deny doing the things you have been doing, in the face of any and all evidence
                    accuse the opposition of doing all the illegal things you have been doing
                        as was reported in this news article on remarks by Ca. Senator Harris.

01 July 2018

Inside Trump's plan for a new Supreme Court Justice

Leftists in panic that freedom-lovers may prevail over "progressive" socialists
          If this keeps up, they won't be able to take over, and get to tell you what to do.
          Socialism Will Work This Time, The Left Promises (ignore Venezuela).

The Left needs to face reality - Trump is winning - he is doing what Americans want.
          Actually, I think that is why the are attacking him so strongly - they are in a panic.

Lashing out at Trump is nothing new for liberals

'We are Witnessing the Evolution of a Socialist Coup'

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