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Chuck’s Guide Recovering Your Flooded Car

So, you were in a hurricane and your car flooded and you DON’T have full coverage insurance, FEMA didn’t help you etc.

If you know a flood is coming:

Do NOT park on the street. The street is the most likely place to have deep water in any flood. It is also the most likely place your car will get towed by the city after a flood, or towed by other people who are just out stealing cars in the chaos.

If you are not sure about how high the ground you are on is, buy “Rhino Ramps” at your local auto parts store. Put them in front of each wheel and drive up them. This will get your car an additional foot in the air. Rhino Ramps are strong, cheap, and stack. They come in a regular and a heavyweight capacity.

When you get your car parked where you like disconnect the battery. Water is going to short out the electrical connectors on the lower part of the car, sometimes blow fuses and/or damage components or even fry your engine control module, body control module etc. If you don’t at minimum you will come out to a drained battery.

Buy the following list:

Air Filter, Cabin Air Filter, a can of WD40, a spray can of QD Electrical Contact Cleaner, dielectric grease, Lysol spray. Buy a fuel additive that binds to water such as HEET and put it in the tank. Before and after the flood give each keyhole on the outside of the car a squirt with the WD40, use the included plastic straw so it squirts inside the lock – one or two small squirts is usually more than enough.

After the flood:

After your car floods, look on Youtube on how to remove your tail light and headlight assembly. Most come out easily. Dry them with a hair dryer or some other means. Take off the light socket connectors (and any other electrical connectors you can easily pop off and clean under the hood) and clean them with QD Electrical Contact Cleaner as it cleans and displaces water instantly. If you car has a distributor cap, pop it off and clean it as well. Get a small tube of dielectric grease (grease that doesn’t conduct electricity) and smush it right into the light bulb and electrical sockets. This keeps moisture out and helps dissipate heat.

NOTE: Do not touch the glass part of halogen light bulbs (in the headlights) with your bare fingers.

If the spark plugs wires/coil overs are easily removed and inspected (only do one at a time to not mix them up) do the same with them.

Do NOT attempt to start your car and hopefully you disconnected your battery earlier on. If possible, wait 2-3 days for your car to dry out. Remember that water got in your oxygen sensor connectors, the airbag sensors in your bumper, the ABS sensors on your wheels, transmission sensors and solenoids, power steering sensors on your rack etc etc. So just because your car LOOKS dry on the outside, doesn’t mean that it is. If you start your car prematurely it will pop a TON of engine codes, your check engine light will come on, and will do so until all is dry. You could also damage electrical components on your car.

Speaking of electrical, now is a good time to bust out your owners manual and find your car’s two fuse boxes. Most cars have one in the passenger compartment and another under the hood. Make certain the battery is disconnected. Pull out one fuse and relay at a time – clean the socket each fits into with the QD Electrical Contact Cleaner – remember just clean and replace one at a time. Just a small squirt is all it takes. If you can take out the door ajar switches in the door jam do so and clean them. A wet door ajar switch will drain your battery over night.

Open the trunk and check the spare tire well. Get all water out of there as it will smell up, get moldy in there and start to rust.

Check your air filter and cabin air filter, replace if any moisture is detected. A proper YouTube search can show you how.

Change your oil ASAP. Notice I did NOT say “check your oil”. Oil and water separate and if you pull the dipstick the oil on it may look fine and you may still have water in your oil which might not show until it is too late or some engine damage is done. If you hear “I checked the dipstick and the oil looks fine” the person you are talking to IS a dipstick himself.

Make sure when you get your oil changed that the chassis is lubed and that said 18 year old at quickie lube actually does the lube and does it good. Water in ball joints, U-joints, tie rods, center links, idler arms, arms etc WILL make them fail soon. Some older cars and trucks have wheel bearings that must be “packed” with grease by hand. Get it done.

The same all applies for the transmission fluid. Even if you just check the dipstick it won’t help. The water separates from the oil. Or you may have water in your torque converter. So get your transmission serviced ASAP. The damage from some water in the transmission might not show up for weeks. Spending a hundred dollars now beats buying a new transmission later. Just do it.

If you have a truck or a rear wheel drive car. Get the gear oil in your differential and transfer case changed. The above applies so just do it. If you have a power steering gear box, if there is any chance water could get in the same applies.

The SMELL:

Water got in your car and that musty/moldy smell sets in. What do you do?

Get the car interior completely dry ASAP. After that is done by a couple of large cans of Lysol spray that kills mold. The mold spores get everywhere so you must spray EVERYTHING – the carpets, the seats, under the seats, the ceiling – ALL of it.

Turn on your air conditioning or blower fan and set it for “recirculate”. Find where it is sucking the air IN (not out) under the dash, take the Lysol and spray it right into where it sucks the air in. This will kill mold in your vents and your AC evaporator.

Wait for all to dry. At this point if you want to deodorize further you can use Carpet Fresh or baking soda on your carpets, just be sure to vacuum it all up soon after.

Lastly, go to your local auto parts store and buy Meguiar’s Air Re-Fresher Odor Eliminator. You have seen a bug bomb? Well this is an odor elimination bomb. It works, but only if you have already killed all of the mold. Follow the instructions on the bomb and be sure to put the vent/AC on recirculate when you use it.

Your car should now smell like new.

Last but not least:

If the problem is just too big and you take the car to a mechanic, keep in mind that with a flooded car THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES! Many shops simply will not work on flooded cars as any number of problems can creep up later – and this is why most insurance companies simply “total” the car. Don’t be “THAT JERK” who tries to get off cheap at the car shop and demands a guarantee that all will be well later, that is impossible in these situations.

On Reince Priebus Resigning…

Did anyone notice that Reince Priebus’ ouster as Chief of Staff was NOT leaked in advance? It speaks volumes about who Reince brought with him.

I think that Reince is an OK guy, but he brought in people who are RNC fund raisers and creatures of that world. Trump’s whole campaign is FU to the big donors and their control of the leadership of both parties.

I understand why Trump tried to reconcile those two worlds but it isn’t happening. One must defeat the other. Either the government runs on the consent of the governed or it will be controlled by a rich elite. One wins, one loses.

No matter what one thinks of Scaramucci, it looks like he was right.

Editor.

Forbes’ Hit Piece On Eric Trump Foundation Deceives Readers.

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By the Editor

Good journalism is important especially when there is so little of it. While the networks have digressed into reporting mostly corrupted news tabloid infotainment, formerly respected news sources such as The Hill and Forbes have been falling into the same unethical trap in hopes of generating “conflict” and “red meat” for certain groups of readers in hopes of keeping circulation and click rates up.

While Forbes still does some good reporting, their employee, Dan Alexander, continues to post dishonest hit piece after hit piece. He uses the same technique that many other corrupted journalists do, instead of just making things up he delivers partial facts from an incomplete context and combines that with a false narrative.

One such hit piece, “How Donald Trump Shifted Kids-Cancer Charity Money Into His Business” is especially egregious.

The article, starts by insulting those who attend the Eric Trump Foundation (ETF) charity event at Trump National Golf Club. After giving Eric Trump the obligatory pat on the head for raising money for St. Judes Children’s Hospital, the article goes on to explain to the reader how the Eric Trump Foundation is some kind of criminal front to launder charity money right back into their own pockets. The article however, omits key facts.

The Trump’s allow the use of the their golf course for free. The article paints that out to be a lie because the golf course billed ETF for expenses, quite deliberately blurring a very important distinction:

Say I want to hold a charity awards dinner at your house and you offer up your home for free for the event. Does that also mean that you will supply the food, catering personnel, parking, lights, extra seating, PA system, music, security and cleanup at your dime? Of course not.

Not charging for the use of the golf course is one thing, but the course should be reimbursed for the employees it needs to have on hand at the event, parking, catering, top VIP level security, repairs to the course after the event, etc.

While acknowledging that the golf event raises millions, Eric Trump is blasted because the expenses for the event keep going up every year, the article all but straight up accuses the Trump’s of criminally skimming the charity for personal gain.

What the article omits is that as the Trump’s global fame has increased exponentially thanks to “The Apprentice” having been a number one rated show and their increased political status, so it also makes sense that the charity event grows bigger every year, with more people showing up, more VIP’s and celebrities, more television coverage, better entertainment, bigger awards, more security etc.

In 2015 the ETF Charity Event raised just over $2 million minus $320,000 for expenses, which means expenses for the Trump National Golf Event were only 16%. ETF as a whole only spends 13% of its revenue on expenses. To put this into perspective, Give.org rates an effective charity as one that spends no more than 35% on expenses.

There is your big scandal folks.

Also keeping things into perspective, why would the Trump’s risk their entire brand, lawsuits and all that goes along with it, just to skim say $20-50 thousand in charity funds per year when such an amount of money is literally a pittance to a Trump?

According to Dan Alexander, author of this hit piece so carefully worded to just avoid a

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libel suit, he and his pals at Forbes could not conceivably need $320,000 to run (their words) “a golf tournament”, and they know because they asked the lead golf instructor at Trump National too.

Last we checked, neither Dan Alexander, nor the lead golf instructor, have any experience running huge media celebrity charity events.

Alexander’s Twitter feed is typical Trump-hate fare complete with Russian conspiracy theories.  Why Forbes employs someone like this can baffle anyone who took J-School ethics seriously.

The other big scandal mentioned in Alexander’s hit piece is that some of the money raised by ETF is given to other charities so all of it does not go to St. Judes. How nefarious. What Alexander omits is that this is not unusual among charities in the least. One needs to look no further than to the Red Cross, who shares a portion of its donations with various charity partners around the world.

If someone would like to investigate a criminal enterprise posing as a charity, the Clinton Foundation may prove a promising target.

By libeling the Eric Trump Foundation, Forbes is not likely to damage President Trump, but it is likely to impact the donations coming ETF, which only serves to hurt the children served by St. Judes.

 

Editor: Why Trump is Right About Paris Climate Accord

President Trump is going to pull out of the Paris Climate Accord tomorrow.
The elite media culture is going to completely lose their minds. International corporations who have invested in “climate change” regulations as a tool to lock out cheaper competition and innovators will display a phony panic.

UPDATE – For example, here is Apple CEO Jim Cook on the Paris Accord:

Apple products are made in China—which as part of the Paris Accord is conveniently exempt from carbon limits.

There are a few facts that you need to know.

1 – If everyone who wanted the Paris Accord actually agreed to it the result, in theory based on computer models that have never accurately predicted temperatures in real life, might affect the temperature by a tiny fraction of a degree over hundreds of years.

2 – But in reality the Paris Accord is based on junk science which is why Global Warming Alarmists have simply given up on debates with real scientists and climate realists as they always lose.

3 – Europe is already in deep violation of the Paris Accord as their CO2 production levels keep rising.

4 – But no one cares about Europe. The Paris Accord is about sticking it to the United States.

5 – Most of the world is not signed on anyways (or simply signed on and ignored it like China) so by complying with it all we are doing is hobbling our economy while others sit back and laugh at us.

6 – The Paris Accord would have required the United States to pay less productive countries direct payments because they produce less than us. The United States would be forced to subsidize third world dictators and tyrannical regimes like Venezuela who would use that money to murder political opposition etc. We are $20 trillion in debt.

7 – No matter what the media says, CO2 is not a poison or pollution. It is vital for life. Plants use it for food.

Trump moving Steve Bannon off NSC wise and effective.

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Steve Bannon

Raw political operatives should not sit in top national security positions.

Bill Clinton did not have his chief political advisor, Dick Morris, on his National Security Council (NSC). George W. Bush did not have Karl Rove on his NSC. This writer thought that it was rather odd that Trump put Steve Bannon on his.

Politics and National Security often present a conflict of interest as we have all seen with Obama’s National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, who was in reality nothing more than a raw political operative and thug. Rice used her position as head of the NSC for political reasons. Rice survielled Donald Trump and his campaign, spread parts of the information around in hopes to damage him. In doing so she is likely guilty of multiple felonies and for the sake of the country, if guilty, this writer hopes to see her remaining productive years spent in a federal penitentiary.

Steve Bannon is a political strategist, PR genius and an ideologue. In this writer’s view he is the right ideologue in the right place at the right time. The NSC is not the place for a chief political operative as recent events have shown.

Trump has moved former Texas Governor Rick Perry into the NSC and as an expert on the Texas border just as construction of the wall is about to begin there may be no better place for him at this time.

Trump prides himself on putting the right people in the right places. As he learns in his new job we are seeing him do just that.

Editor

How much does the Obama Administration care about cyber security?

How much does the Obama Administration care about cyber security?

Answer: The Obama appointees outsourced administration of the Office of Personnel Management to a Chinese IT firm who promptly handed full administrative access to the Chinese Government – this includes full information on every federal employee past and present and almost everyone with a security clearance.

Remember that.

Chuck Woolery on Mariah-Gate, idiot celebs, Russia, China (video)

Very few superstar celebrities from entertainment actually take the time to do serious homework and can quote real evidence and arguments with the very best of them. Chuck Woolery is such a person, as are James Woods, Dwight Schultz, Dirk Benedict, Adam Baldwin, Kevin and Sam Sorbo.

Others worth mentioning are David Mamet and the late Ron Silver, who after they had made their fame and fortune, took the time to dig deep into the issues and completely abandoned the leftist orthodoxy.

I am sure that I am missing a few that are worth mentioning but no insult is intended.

Getting back to Chuck Woolery, not only does he do his homework, but he is very clever. Enjoy the following:

Woolery has his own podcast called Blunt Force Truth which can be listened to on Tunein, itunes and Stitcher.

CNN uses”Fallout” Video Game Screen Shot to Explain Russian Hacking

Somethings are dumb, but sometimes the stupid is so over the top that it becomes corruption and when it comes to media corruption no one had more of it than our friends at CNN.

We are going to cover more about so called “Russian hacking” over the next few days, but the bottom line is this.

What we know:

1 – John Podesta, Hillary Clinton, The State Department under Hillary, and the DNC did not take cyber security seriously. Their flouting of even the most basic security rules amounted to violations of law.

2 – They did not keep software updates, antivirus and anti-malware security updated.

3 – Podesta himself had responded to one of those fake “send us your password” fishing emails that people with a brain simply delete. Some news outlets are reporting that Podesta, who was Hillary’s Campaign Chairman, even use the word “password” as his password for some accounts.

4 – The DNC prevented the FBI from reviewing their computers so they have no idea what happened there.

5 – The “US Intelligence Community” under Obama, who has been caught politicizing intelligence before, put out a report with “High Confidence” that it was the Russians who hack Hillary’s Campaign emails, but gives next to no supporting evidence which is unusual.

6 – Said report also shows that Podesta had an 18 month old malware program on his PC which could have sent his passwords out over the internet, but such software is unsophisticated, leaves an evidence trail, something any UPDATED anti-malware scanning program would have found, and in short is not something a state actor would use.

7 – Democrats and their allies in the elite media are desperate to create a narrative to delegitimize Trump’s electoral victory.

Getting back to CNN. Here is the story as it looks today, after they scrubbed it and cleaned it up, after being called out. Here is what it looked like on December 30th (Hat tip BGR):

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The screen shot is obviously from the video game Fallout 3 or Fallout 4 as you can see from this Fallout 3 screenshot below:

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How could they be so stupid you ask?

Bernstein: Democrats’ Supreme Court Arguments Cost them the Presidency and the Court.

Religious people and many who tend to skip elections turned out huge for Donald Trump, a non-denominational Christian with three divorces under his belt. Why?

Prof. Bernstien argues that the Democrats own arguments in front of the Supreme Court energized churches and talk radio like never before.

Aside from Hobby Lobby and the gay marriage arguments mentioned by Prof. Bernstein.  I would also add the arguments Democrats made in Citizens United v. FEC.

In Citizens United, President Obama’s Solicitor General Malcolm Stewart, said in oral arguments that any book, movie, film, video, on paper, digital or otherwise covering politics could be banned by the government if a corporation was involved in its production or distribution.

Think about that for a moment, all book stores are corporations as are most internet providers. Want to post to Facebook or your blog – sorry a corporation. Banks who provide loans are corporations, companies who provide paper are corporations.  In short, the Obama Administration argued for the virtual repeal of part of the 1st Amendment by judicial fiat.

So upset were Democrats when the Supreme Court ruled against the government that President Obama dressed down the Supreme Court during a State of the Union speech and Democrats in the Senate even voted unanimously for a constitutional amendment resolution repealing many of the political speech protections of the 1st Amendment.

Prof. Bernstien:

To what can we attribute Trump’s success? The most logical answer is that religious traditionalists felt that their religious liberty was under assault from liberals, and they therefore had to hold their noses and vote for Trump. As Sean Trende of RealClear Politics noted, since 2012:

Democrats and liberals have: booed the inclusion of God in their platform at the 2012 convention (this is disputed, but it is the perception); endorsed a regulation that would allow transgendered students to use the bathroom and locker room corresponding to their identity; attempted to force small businesses to cover drugs they believe induce abortions; attempted to force nuns to provide contraceptive coverage; forced Brendan Eich to step down as chief executive officer of Mozilla due to his opposition to marriage equality; fined a small Christian bakery over $140,000 for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding; vigorously opposed a law in Indiana that would provide protections against similar regulations – despite having overwhelmingly supported similar laws when they protected Native American religious rights – and then scoured the Indiana countryside trying to find a business that would be affected by the law before settling upon a small pizza place in the middle of nowhere and harassing the owners. In 2015, the United States solicitor general suggested that churches might lose their tax exempt status if they refused to perform same-sex marriages. In 2016, the Democratic nominee endorsed repealing the Hyde Amendment, thereby endorsing federal funding for elective abortions.

Megan McArdle of Bloomberg similarly pointed out, “Over the last few years, as controversies have erupted over the rights of cake bakers and pizza places to refuse to cater gay weddings, the rights of nuns to refuse to provide insurance that covers birth control, the rights of Catholic hospitals to refuse to perform abortions, and the rights of Christian schools to teach (and require students and teachers to practice) traditional Christian morality, some Christians have begun to feel that their communities are under existential threat.”

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In short, many religious Christians of a traditionalist bent believed that liberals not only reduce their deeply held beliefs to bigotry, but want to run them out of their jobs, close down their stores and undermine their institutions. When I first posted about this on Facebook, I wrote that I hope liberals really enjoyed running Brendan Eich out of his job and closing down the Sweet Cakes bakery, because it cost them the Supreme Court. I’ll add now that I hope Verrilli enjoyed putting the fear of government into the God-fearing because it cost his party the election.

UPDATE: As co-blogger Todd Zywicki wrote to me on Facebook, “When you find yourself in the Supreme Court adverse to the Little Sisters of the Poor you might consider whether maybe you have pushed a little too far.”

 

Megyn Kelly & Mike Huckabee Destroy Democrats’ Attacks on Dr. Ben Carson

I will just say it up front that I am not a fan of Megyn Kelly’s “journalism.” She hypes conflict and controversializes subjects and people to benefit herself. Conflict bias and hype is one of the biggest problems in journalism today.

That said, when Kelly gets it right this writer will say so.

The idea that Ben Carson isn’t capable of stepping into a new policy area such as HUD is preposterous on it’s face. Why?

Carson was a top military ROTC student leader, he is perhaps the most innovative brain surgeon in the history of the world, he started the famed Carson Scholars Fund which helps disadvantaged children get a quality education, Hollywood did a movie about his life, in a short time he became an expert on various political philosophies and can quote and debate the most noted political philosophers with anyone.  Carson has debated and lectured on economic policy, health care law, trade policy, foreign policy etc, all self taught.

Governor Huckabee rightly points out that Barack Obama had virtually no qualifying experience when he ran for president and those who pointed that out were called racists by the Democrats and their allies in the elite media.

The left praises Castro, ignores torture and mass murder. Trump nails it!

It is difficult for normal, good people with a moral center to internalize this, but as the left says in their books such as “Rules for Radicals” or their other countless writings from Marx, Lenin, Gramsci and the Frankfurt School, to them the truth is anything that advances their own political power, period.

Lying is simply a non issue for the left as we have learned with the Democrats, WikiLeaks and now their reaction to Fidel Castro’s death which is quite frankly a denial of reality as if they are from another planet.

We saw Canadian PM Justin Trudeau praise Castro as if he is some beloved leader and humanitarian rather than the terribly corrupt dictator who lined up tens of thousands of civilians and political opponents in front of a firing squad.

Trudeau is not alone in this Orwellian rewrite of history.

Jimmy Carter:

Rosalyn and I share our sympathies with the Castro family and the Cuban people on the death of Fidel Castro. We remember fondly our visits with him in Cuba and his love of his country.

President Obama issued a statement that is so milk-toast that it essentially said nothing.

The usual cadre of dishonest far left “journalists” who willingly serve as mouthpieces for the DNC issued similar fawning rewrites of history for this brutal murderer. Newsbusters is amassing a collection of it HERE.

In the mean time actual Cubans are cheering as if it was the death of Emperor Palpatine:

Cuban American members of the Senate had something to say.

Senator Ted Cruz said on his FaceBook page:

A dictator is dead. But his dark, repressive legacy will not automatically follow him to the grave. Change can come to Cuba, but only if America learns from history and prevents Fidel’s successor from playing the same old tricks.

Senator Cruz also penned “The Truth About Fidel and Raul” – HERE. Be sure you read it.

Lastly, here is Donald Trump’s statement on Fidel Castro’s death:

Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights.

While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve.

Though the tragedies, deaths and pain caused by Fidel Castro cannot be erased, our administration will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty.  I join the many Cuban Americans who supported me so greatly in the presidential campaign, including the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association that endorsed me, with the hope of one day soon seeing a free Cuba.

Geert Wilders Awesome Closing Statement at His Free Speech Trial

The United States in many ways in the anti-Europe. No where is this more so than in the freedoms enumerated in our Bill of Rights. Many countries pay lip service to human rights until you practice them in such a way that makes the far left uncomfortable. No matter how accurate or truthful one is, they will seek to persecute and silence such truths.

Wilders is being charged with…and bust out the Orwell for this one folks….”Inciting discrimination” for the “crime” of accurately pointing out the murders, rapes and massive problems unchecked Islamic immigration has caused in parts of Europe, none of which is in serious factual dispute.

Wilders is the leader of the Freedom Party in the Netherlands and serves as a member of parliament. His party is growing in popularity and to say that this “trial” is political is perhaps the understatement of the century. The globalist elites are desperate to shut him up.

Geert Wilders:

Read the transcript HERE.

Cubans Celebrate Castro’s Death, Canada’s Justin Trudeau Mourns….

While Little Havana breaks out in huge celebration over Castro’s death, the new, young, leftist, and profoundly misinformed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised Castro as someone who brought prosperity to his people.

Educated people might ask, “How did a pinhead like Trudeau actually get elected in Canada?” Then I remembered that the United States did indeed elect Obama twice.

For the United States this is an end to an error. In spite of the dead voting and millions of non citizens voting, the American people gave enough support to Donald Trump to overcome Democrat election rigging, dozens of reporters who working with the Clinton campaign behind the scenes, and big money interests who had given Clinton a huge spending advantage.

Via Justin Trudeau:

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on the death of former Cuban President Fidel Castro:

“It is with deep sorrow that I learned today of the death of Cuba’s longest serving President.

“Fidel Castro was a larger than life leader who served his people for almost half a century. A legendary revolutionary and orator, Mr. Castro made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island nation.

“While a controversial figure, both Mr. Castro’s supporters and detractors recognized his tremendous dedication and love for the Cuban people who had a deep and lasting affection for “el Comandante”.

“I know my father was very proud to call him a friend and I had the opportunity to meet Fidel when my father passed away. It was also a real honour to meet his three sons and his brother President Raúl Castro during my recent visit to Cuba.

“On behalf of all Canadians, Sophie and I offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends and many, many supporters of Mr. Castro. We join the people of Cuba today in mourning the loss of this remarkable leader.”

The Cuban people are not mourning, they are cheering just like in Star Wars after the death of Emperor Palpatine, even CNN managed to get this story right – LINK.

Fidel Castro was not just a left wing dictator, he was a mass murderer who killed or locked up most anyone who critiqued him. Castro brought a very wealthy Cuba to poverty and ruin. The GDP per person in Cuba is $10,200. War ravaged Iraq is $7,100.

Our Canadian friends have their own error to end. Our Cuban friends have much work to do after Castro’s brother Raul passes.

Trump Selects Sen. Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn for National Security Adviser and Cong. Mike Pompeo at CIA – Democrats Freak.

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Donald Trump continues to make choices that are favorites of policy reformers while those who are struggling to protect the failed status quo are having tantrums on CNN.

On CNN and the rest of the Democrat media complex say the same thing they always say about anyone who opposes them, they name call –  racist, sexist and every other “ist” the conflict theorists can come up with.

Unfortunately for them search engines and social media allow people do do some pretty good homework and pretty fast.

Stephen Bannon, who the Democrat media complex called an antisemite actually has a long record of supporting Israel and security for the Jewish people.

Senator Jeff Sessions, who they are calling a racist, is the man who broke the back of the KKK in Alabama. The Weekly Standard:

As a U.S. Attorney he filed several cases to desegregate schools in Alabama. And he also prosecuted the head of the state Klan, Henry Francis Hays, for abducting and killing Michael Donald, a black teenager selected at random. Sessions insisted on the death penalty for Hays. When he was later elected the state Attorney General, Sessions followed through and made sure Hays was executed. The successful prosecution of Hays also led to a $7 million civil judgment against the Klan, effectively breaking the back of the KKK in Alabama.

General Flynn is a long time decorated military intelligence officer and former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Flynn bumped heads with President Obama for being critical of his soft stance on militant Islam and ISIS. After the government’s failures to stop the Orlando terrorist and other preventable domestic attacks, and after ISIS has spread across the Middle east and now enjoys oil revenue, it is obvious that Flynn’s critiques had merit. It is for this they call him an “Islamaphopbe”.

See a pattern developing ?

Congressman Mike Pompeo is called a “climate criminal” by Democrats because he actually researches and knows that the data does not support the long list failed doom and gloom predictions of climate alarmists who insist that the only way to save the world is by the spread of former Soviet style control of the economy and our lives, with themselves in charge and getting rich from it of course.  There is a reason why climate alarmists always lose debates against those who care for real science as their alarmism became unhinged long ago.

Comic Via the great Antonio F Branco.

Corrupt Media Spins Trump’s Immigrant Security Plan

OMG the HORROR of it all! Donald Trump want’s to know what Muslim immigrants are visiting our country by using a “”””””””registry””””””

Que the scary music…

The problem here is ignorance, and the media wildly spinning  the story in a way to take advantage of said ignorance.

Setting invective emotions aside for a moment is the left actually proposing????:

1 – That we should keep no lists on who is visiting our country?

Should we not know who is here on a student visa and then never shows up to class and disappears?

Should we not find people who overstay their visas?

How many 9/11 hijackers were here illegally?

When cooler heads prevail, most citizens agree that Homeland Security should have a list of who is visiting our country.

Do we really want to let Muslims like THIS in the country?

2 – US code already demands that religion be a part of the test for who is allowed to come to the United States:

Under federal law, the executive branch is expressly required to take religion into account in determining who is granted asylum. Under the provision governing asylum (section 1158 of Title 8, U.S. Code), an alien applying for admission.

3 – Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 states: “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

4 – ALL of the last six presidents have used that authority to prevent immigration of entire classes of people – Where were these critics then?

Jimmy Carter stopped all Iranians. Obama has used that authority several times just himself including anyone under a UN travel ban, anyone who “undermined the Democratic process” of various countries etc etc.

5 – The Constitution, under presidential war powers, gives the President king like authority when it comes to foreign threats and foreign intelligence threats.

6 – An Appeals Court decision upheld the President’s authority:

“The present controversy involving Iranian students in the United States lies in the field of our country’s foreign affairs and implicates matters over which the president has direct constitutional authority.”

“Distinctions on the basis of nationality may be drawn in the immigration field by the Congress or the executive. So long as such distinctions are not wholly irrational, they must be sustained.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1979/12/28/usappeals-court-approves-iranian-student-deportation/3930b354-c5c6-45be-8124-22cfd6cff296/

Gay Americans Find Empowerment /w Trump!

I will be the first to tell you that this is completely anecdotal. I have been talking with my gay friends, most of whom voted for Trump, about their hopes and concerns with the upcoming administration. I have seen patterns in their expressed views.

1 – Like most Americans, they want more economic opportunity and they see bringing an end to government “bigness” as a key to getting that done. Big Wall Street, Big Banks, Big Mega-Corps, Big Government Contractors, The Big Education Cartel, and all of it is strangling our economy with corruption, slanted rules and over regulation.

2 – While some are concerned about Governor Pence’s opposition to gay marriage, many gays also understand that the problem with getting a marriage license by judicial fiat, unconstitutionally by the stroke of a judge’s pen, is that it can be taken away just as easily by the stroke of a judge’s pen, hence the problem with judicial fiat.

3 – The gays I have spoken with understand that true empowerment is more money in your wallet, the choice of having a gun in your hand, and thank you WikiLeaks – access to public information. Without any of those we are all powerless.

Millions of Americans who are smart and want to work have simply been left behind since 1989. Let us never let America fall into such incompetent and corrupt hands ever again.

The so called “Alt-Right” the press squawks about isn’t a movement, it’s a few trolls on the internet…

…a few trolls on the internet who have next to no voice, which makes it easy for the far left and their agents in the elite media to associate them with anyone they chose to target.

So after hearing about this “alt right” ad nausium in recent weeks, this writer decided to take a look at just who this is.

As we stated earlier, yours truly has been involved in the grass roots since Reagan. I have never met a single person who describes himself as “alt right.” The only person I am aware of who speaks for them is is Milo Yiannopoulos, who describes himself as a Gay, Greek, Jew with a black boy friend.

Yiannopoulos says that the alt-right is all about defending the ideas of Western Civilization, which is the best thing for diversity as it helps keep minorities like himself safe. This rings true with us as the radical left has conspired, and they are open about it in their own writings, to bring down Western Civilization by screaming “racist”, “sexist” etc.

Being skeptical that Milo and the media are even talking about the same people and knowing full well that said elite media is all too eager to present any fringe person as a poster child,  I got on the net and went in search of names of the most terrible and I found several. The biggest name on the internet I found mentioned is Brian Ruhe. Examining Ruhe’s YouTube channel shows that most of his videos have about 150 hits. On the net such a number is virtually zero.

In comparison, YouTube singer “Arcadian Walnut” who did a cover of “If I Only Had  Heart” in her bedroom has almost 17,000 views.

Brian Ruhe and his ilk are not a movement, they are a handful of internet trolls talking to each other and this writer would be willing to bet that most of his hits are from reporters and academics who want something to write about.

It is so obvious that it doesn’t even need to be said, Donald Trump has nothing to do with these people, and this is yet another press smear operation.

Watch Maria Bartiromo Destroy Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber for Lying to Her Face (video)

Most people are very nice and would have a hard time accepting that someone would straight up lie to their face in the face of overwhelming evidence otherwise. They think this way because of the Golden Rule. A regular person would not do this to someone so why would someone lie like this to you?

As so many of the books, such as Rules for Radicals, from the progressive secular left make clear; use the people’s sense of good will and decorum against them. The left has mastered this.

When Democrat Senate Leader Harry Reid was called out about his false claims accusing  Mitt Romney of tax evasion he smiled and said, “Well Romney didn’t get elected did he?

When Hillary tells donors that she has a public position and a private position on public policy. When you see Van Jones or Anthony Weiner or Donna Brazile get on television and tell bold faced whoppers  with the straightest face, you begin to understand lying is simply a non issue for the left. It is a tool for calculated aggression.

This web site and many others are packed with verifiable evidence about the costs and failures of Obamacare. Anyone with access to an internet search engine can debunk everything Jonalthan Gruber says here within minutes. Obamacare costs are up, way up, for both individuals and employers. The number of hours worked is down. If you are like most working people you have seen this personally.

Gruber was made infamous when in private meetings he was taped explaining that the Obama Administration counted on the stupidity of the American to pass Obamacare.

National Review Has No Credibility – UPDATED!

National Review abandoned it’s banner as the voice for the traditional American with a conservative mind some time ago. Under Bill Buckley’s leadership, National Review stood up for the wisdom of the everyday American conservative, especially from the smears of the radical, neo-marxist left who has taken root into academia. Save for the brilliant Andy McCarthy, those days are long gone.

We have decided not to write about the nonsense that has appeared in National Review for the last year. Their readership has cratered and almost no one takes them seriously any more. Responding to them just brings everyone else down in the mud with them.

We are making an exception today as this recent piece is especially nasty and egregious.

The title of the National Review’s latest Orwellian hit job is: “Steve Bannon Is Not a Nazi—But Let’s Be Honest about What He Represents

I will start by stating the obvious, just dropping the Nazi bomb is an automatic implication that he is one. There is a reason that Godwin’s Law is Godwin’s Law.

To cover itself legally, National Review quotes Julia Jones in saying that there is no evidence that Bannon is a racist or antisemitic and that he has had minorities close to him all his life, which is all true. Then National Review writer Ian Tuttle goes on to associate Bannon with this mystery so called “Alt Right” which Tuttle describes as white supremacist and antisemitic. As evidence Tuttle points out that a Breitbart writer once called discredited “NeverTrumper” Bill Kristol a “Renegade Jew.”

What National Review conveniently leaves out is that the writer calling out Kristol as a “Renegade Jew” is David Horowitz, one of the most prominent Jewish American activists in American history. Horowitz’ activism in civil rights, fighting antisemitism, Jihad, neo-marxism and other evil “ism’s” is legendary among conservatives.

UPDATE –  David Horowitz Responds on the Dennis Prager Show

Horowitz used those words because Kristol encouraged people to simply not vote at all because Donald Trump is the nominee, when there is no question that in every way Trump is far more favorable to Israel and our alliance with them, when compared to Hillary Clinton and her record of hostility toward the Jewish homeland. Horowitz points out that Bill Kristol hates Donald Trump, and his opposition to the ruling elite, so much that he is willing sellout his own heritage.

The “evidence” that National review used to smear Bannon with the taint of antisemitism is an article that is a passionate defense of our alliance with the Jewish people and the Jewish state. Is it possible to be any more dishonest?

Here is David Horowitz engaging a jihadist campus activist who managed to get by Homeland Security:

Donald Trump’s own son in law is Jewish and Israel’s Prime Minister was thrilled when Trump won the election.

As far as this “alt right” business that has creeped up in the last few months. This very writer has been involved in the grass roots since Reagan. I have never met a single person who describes himself as “alt right.” The only person I am aware of who speaks for them is is Milo Yiannopoulos, who describes himself as a Gay, Greek, Jew with a black boy friend.

Yiannopoulos says that the alt-right is all about defending the ideas of Western Civilization, which is the best thing for diversity as it helps keep minorities like himself safe. This rings true with us as the radical left has conspired, and they are open about it in their own writings, to bring down Western Civilization by screaming “racist”, “sexist” etc.

Milo Yiannopoulos:

National Review says that Steve Bannon is not a Nazi and then directly implies that he is. They say that he is not a racist Jew hater and then directly implies that he is. The evidence they used is presented 180 degrees away from what it really is. This is Orwellian doublespeak at its worst. If only Bill Buckley could return to put an end to it.

UPDATE – Joel Pollack responds:

I can say, without hesitation, that Steve is a friend of the Jewish people and a defender of Israel, as well as being a passionate American patriot and a great leader.

A word or two about my credentials: I am an Orthodox Jew, and I hold a Master of Arts degree in Jewish Studies. My thesis at the Isaac and Jesse Kaplan Centre at the University of Cape Town dealt with the troubled status of Jews in an increasingly anti-Israel, and antisemitic, post-apartheid South Africa. I believe myself to be a qualified judge of what is, and is not, antisemitic.

It defies logic that a man who was a close friend, confidant, and adviser to the late Andrew Breitbart — a proud Jew — could have any negative feelings towards Jews. As I can testify from years of work together with Steve in close quarters, the opposite is the case: Steve is outraged by antisemitism. If anything, he is overly sensitive about it, and often takes offense on Jews’ behalf.

Steve cares deeply about the fate of Jewish communities in America and throughout the world, a fact that is reflected in Breitbart News’ daily coverage. It was in that spirit that Steve joined Breitbart News CEO Larry Solov (also Jewish) in launching Breitbart Jerusalem last year, fulfilling Andrew’s dream of opening a bureau in Israel specifically to cover the region from an unabashedly Zionist perspective.

FLASHBACK: The Fine Art of Poll Rigging to Sway Opinion or ‘Make News’

Flashback: This is what yours truly posted in a Facebook Note March 24. 2016. Even though the explanation below is rock solid, the NeverTrump crowd insisted that the RCP was the ultimate in reliability. Just a little I told you so!

By Chuck Norton, March 24, 2016.

Trump can’t beat Hillary because the polls say so! Look at the Real Clear Politics (RCP) Polling Average! It has Hillary beating Trump across five separate polls!

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The way all five of these polls were done is misleading and dishonest. Why? A number of reasons, but most of all because most of the people polled are not even going to vote and have no incentive to be informed enough to do so.

How do we know that?

Because none of the five polls above are of ‘likely voters.’

Why does that matter?

Because of the Motor Voter Law, AKA the National Voter Registration Act, if you get a state ID or a driver’s license you automatically become registered to vote. Most people in fact do not vote.

NOTE: Motor Voter has lead to increased vote fraud. Because voter rolls can be checked to see who does not vote. Absentee ballots can be obtained in the names of those who do not vote and said ballot is cast for them without their knowledge.

Therefore, polls of ‘registered voters’ is only a residue better than polling ‘adults’ – read anyone who will answer the phone.

Have you ever seen Jay Leno ask random people on the street questions about politics or current events and the answers you get back are usually a total farce? The methodology used in these polls really isn’t much better.

In short, if you want to poll people who are the least informed, least likely to vote, the easiest to manipulate with leading questions and who are most likely to regurgitate the elite media narrative that they see on television, these are the people you poll.

The Fox Poll is of ‘registered voters’ – http://www.foxnews.com/politics/int…

The Bloomberg Poll is of ‘adults’ – http://assets.bwbx.io/documents/use…

The Qunniapiac Poll is of ‘registered voters’ – http://www.quinnipiac.edu/images/po…

The CBS-NYT Poll is of half ‘registered voters’ and half ‘adults’ – http://www.cbsnews.com/news/donald-…

The CNN-ORC Poll is of ‘adults’ – https://www.documentcloud.org/docum…

The questions in several of the polls were leading. For example, the Quinnipiac Poll asked if Donald Trump was responsible for the violence that happened in Chicago. Of course this was after a week of the elite media and the other campaigns flooding the airwaves with the message that the violence, which was planned by Move On, BLM and other Soros backed groups was somehow all Trump’s fault, in spite of the fact that the groups admitted that they planned the violence in advance and proudly took credit for it.

This is also why at this time the other Republican candidates are doing better in these same polls vs Hillary Clinton. Ted Cruz and John Kasich are not getting pounded day after day in the elite media as Trump is. If Ted Cruz were to become the front runner the liberal elite media would assault him relentlessly driving his numbers down with those who have a short memory and simply accept and internalize the elite media narrative, most ‘likely voters’ do not fall in this category.

Lastly, it is important to keep in mind that general election polls this early are meaningless. The general election campaign has not even started and those campaign’s do move votes as Ronald Reagan polled far behind Jimmy Carter until late August and then won in a landslide.

UPDATE!! 8-22-2016

In comparing the polls from the RCP average from 2012 to the polls in the RCP average today…..THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE. In 2012 the samples were large and included large numbers of LIKELY VOTERS. You can look at them and see for yourself:

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/ep…

But today the RCP does not use polls of likely voters, many just poll “ADULTS”. The problem is that “”adults”” mostly do not vote and because of motor voter legislation most registered voters do not vote either. These people are the least informed of all of us. They mostly repeat the elite media spin they see on TV back to the pollster. Here is the RCP average from today:
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/ep…

There is only one kind of polling that is worse than polls of “adults” and that is Online Polls. When MSNBC puts up an online poll, who is most likely to respond? Democrats of course. So here is the NBC poll methodology from today’s RCP Poll:

“The NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking poll was conducted online August 8 through August 14, 2016 among a national sample of 15,179 adults who say they are registered to vote.”

In short, its a joke.

Reince Priebus named Trump Chief of Staff. Stephen Bannon named Senior Adviser.

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The Chief of Staff needs to be someone who knows everyone, is well organized, has good judgment, and can help make sure that there is no internal bureaucratic resistance. Reince is a solid choice. Chief of Staff is a grueling job that is physically and mentally taxing.

Stephen K. Bannon, news man, CEO, and film maker, is named as senior adviser. Bannon is another good choice. In the interests of full disclosure yours truly has met Bannon and he is a guy that is easy to like. Bannon is smart and creative and has a passion for what “America” is.  Bannon truly gets the culture and the media, but most importantly Bannon understands and is in touch with the grass roots better than most anyone.

If one considers Reince to be the insider, Stephen is the outsider with his ear to the ground.

This writer is very encouraged by these two choices.

Chuck Norton, Editor.

NYT Already Scaremongering About Trump’s Transition Team

The left wing press who colluded with the Hillary campaign is at it again. This time they are scaring people by taking advantage of their ignorance of just what a transition team is for.

The latest scare/attack is: OMG Trump Has Some Bush People and Lobbyists on His Transition Team!!!

Here is what the NYT didn’t want you to know. This does not mean that the same old guard will be running things in a new Trump administration.

All that the transition team does is help run the bureaucracies temporarily until the incoming administration has the people in place, which takes time, confirmations in the Senate, etc.

Transition teams are always experienced people because they temporarily do the jobs until the administration has new personnel ready. It is for that reason that they have to know the job on day one. They also help train new people on details of the positions the Administration appoints them to.

31 Changes to FedGov We Hope To See /w Trump

By Political Arena Editor Chuck Norton

1 – A reformed Code of Federal Regulations that is NOT 176,000 pages. Not filled with favors for donors and where junk science is not used to enrich donors as it is now.

2 – Judges appointed to the court who are legal minds, not political hacks. The Constitution is a legal document that says some things and doesn’t say other things. We have a method of amending the constitution which isn’t supposed to include judicial fiat.

3 – A reformed tax code that is simple enough that smaller domestic businesses can deal with it without being at the disadvantage of hiring tax lawyers.

4 – A tax code that doesn’t take constant advantage of people’s ignorance of the differences between earned and unearned income.

5 – A tax code that does not have the highest corporate tax rate in the world. America should be the attractive place to do business, not a punitive one. American businesses should NOT have to pay a double tax for doing businesses over seas.

6 – Trade agreements that are not one way rip offs. We have free trade agreements with China. GM is moving Cadillac production to China and why? GM said that they are doing it to avoid high Chinese tariffs against our cars – THOSE TARIFFS ARE ILLEGAL. – Everything that Trump and Bernie said about the trade agreements was spot on accurate.

7 – Enterprise Zones in our inner cities. Progressives have taxed, harassed and regulated business out of our inner cities and created economic wastelands. Combat those idiots with Enterprise Zones.

8 – A secure border with stable immigration numbers that fit within historical norms. Too much immigration puts stress on local schools, creates communities that are permanently disadvantaged because they do not assimilate and do not master the language. Balkanization is never intelligent.

Also immigration circumstances should not be set up in such a way to sabotage said immigrants economically – second and third generation immigrants are faring worse economically than their first generation. Gotta be fixed.

Besides. I am in Texas and I am sick of hearing about dozens of dead bodies, mostly children, being found around the border every month. The open border is also a lure for sex traffickers. Thousands of Mexicans and Central American little girls have simply vanished and are to this day.

Drug cartels have created a mess of the border and frankly you would have to come here and see it to believe the magnitude of it.

9 – A foreign policy that isn’t stupid and isn’t designed to target Israel for destruction. There are four secular middle east governments that wanted to keep peace with Israel – Egypt, Libya, Syria and Jordan. Obama/Hillary took out the first two and knowingly helped the Muslim Brotherhood take power. They almost got Syria and Jordan was next. That idiocy ends now.

10 – The surveillance state reigned in just a tad. NSA/CIA/DEA have been turning the 4th Amendment on its head.

11 – The DEA reigned in. The DEA learned that going after real criminals is tough, so instead they have waged a war on doctors. I help take care of 3 disabled people and the doctors are scared to prescribe many things. Those who need care are the ones made to suffer for it.

12 – A DoJ civil rights division that will take a real close look at BDS bigots – Speech is one thing, targeting Jews is something else. And hopes they will use section 1983 of the civil rights code against university administrators who think they have a right to censor students.

13 – Serious school choice reform. Public schools are broke and unfixable in too many areas. “Screw the kids, save the system” is only about keeping fat checks to those running the system. Enough. bad public education has become a national security problem now. It must be fixed and ending Common Core is step one.

14 – An energy policy that is actually intelligent, not self defeating and used to help pay off our national debt.

15 – Means testing for welfare and some waste fraud and abuse tightening of such programs. Why? Because those who are TRULY disabled, need to be given more money than to live the most meager existence. America needs to be wealthy enough to pay for it and we can be if the above is done.

16 – We have been defending the world and the world has not been paying their fair share. Pay up. we have 20 trillion in debt that needs fixed period.

20 – A tax holiday for businesses who decide to move back to America.

21 – Repealing and replacing not just Obamacare, but our agriculture laws and regulatory environment that is designed to punish small farmers

22 – Ethics laws with TEETH. The FBI starting with Goldman Sachs.

24 – A wholesale review and replacement of banking laws and regulations – for a long list of reasons.

25 – An end to many federal gun free zones that have done nothing but make people easy targets.

25 – A reform of our mental health system complete with a larger investment in it. Adding certain mental health records to the NICS.

27 – Draining the swamp in Washington DC. Start with the IRS, EPA, DoE & BLM.

28 – A reformation of the VA from the ground up. The old order there is broken and the culture is beyond repair.

29 – An end to the government’s war on lead mines and smelters – all done to increase the price of ammunition. As a result they increased the price of medical devices, car batteries and a host of products. Namely, repeal the regulation that says car batteries must have recycled lead. That is why they last three years when they used to last seven.

30 – An easing of CAFE regulations. We all want good gas mileage, but the technology to squeeze more out of each drop of gas has raised the price of cars excessively. Cars have to be so light today that they are essentially aluminum cans with wheels and the death rates on our highways reflect it.

31 – Enact permanent ban on the DoJ practice of bankrupting the citizens it targets over time so they can no longer afford competent representation.

I could go on but there is a good start.

Answering the “Trump Got Less Votes than Romney” Talking Point

By Political Arena Editor Chuck Norton.

A few desperate “Never Trumpers” are still struggling to be relevant.

The latest talking point is that Romney was a better candidate because he got more votes than Trump. Romney got more votes in 2012 than Trump did in 2016.

Trump got 920,000 votes less than Romney nation wide, but all of that plus was from California. So if we take out the land of fruits and nuts and just look at regular America you see that Trump did even better than Romney.

Romney California votes in 2012 – 4,202,127

Trump California votes in 2016 – 3,151,821

A difference of 1.05 Million.

So as far as the electoral college is concerned, their talking point adds up to a big fat goose egg.

Trump Wins!

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Donald Trump and Mike Pence have won the White House with what will look like, when all votes are counted, a commanding electoral vote victory.

The cards were all but on the table when early returns showed Hillary Clinton with only a narrow lead over Donald Trump in Florida, Ohio and North Carolina. Why?

In Ohio, the Northern part of the state particularly around Cleveland, is a heavy Democrat area. The Southern parts of Ohio which are Republican strongholds always have their returns reported later.

The same can be said of North Carolina as the East Coast tends to vote Democrat. Their returns come in first with the Western Republican areas coming in in later.

The same can also be said with Florida as Northern Florida, particularly the pan handle, is a GOP stronghold. Because of the time difference the panhandle polls are open an hour later.

Both campaigns are well aware of the above.

What this writer did not expect is how well Trump did in Pennsylvania and Michigan.  Trump even overcame the usual amounts of vote fraud and illegal aliens voting (because of Motor Voter legislation). There is no question that a great many traditional union Democrats and minorities voted for Trump in those areas.

They laughed at Trump for campaigning in Democrat strongholds. No one is laughing now.

Even though yours truly is dead tired and has a fever of 102, this is the first election I have been excited about since Ronald Reagan.

Get some sleep. The work starts tomorrow.

 

Editorial: What this Election Means to America

By Political Arena Editor Chuck Norton

iceberg-w-quoteIf you are reading this editorial you are likely one of the 43% of voters who bothers to look below the surface and not simply accept the narrative from the evening news and the local paper. You know that many  of the accusations levied against Donald J. Trump in the elite media are either greatly exaggerated or flat out false.

If you doubt that, have you noticed that not a single person that Donald Trump has worked with, not a single employee past or present, has a bad thing to say about him? Think about what a miraculous accomplishment that is. How many of us have had a bad boss and told people about it?

That said, I am confident that we can all agree that Trump has flaws and has led a flamboyant life. Donald Trump’s very public life is filled with hills and valleys.

Why is Donald Trump even running for President of the United States? He is 70 years old and has all the power and money in the world.

As years goes by, we are reminded of the passage of time, our own human mortality, and with that we are forced to come to terms with the presence of time. Then it happens. There comes a time in a mans life where the only thing that really matters to him is the world his grandchildren grow up in. Such a man, becomes very dangerous to a status quo that is failing America in a big way.

Think for a moment and ask yourself, since Bush 41, Clinton, Bush 43, Obama and now Hillary – is there really that much policy difference between them? So in near lock step are they the Bush and Clinton Foundations have given each other awards banquets for good public service. We have trillions more in debt and what have we to show for it other than a donor class that has gotten very wealthy off of our federal money?

The evidence is abundant, for those willing to take the short time required to find it, that big money interests have captured the Democratic Party from stem to stern. They also have their claws deep into the Republican congressional leadership. This is why there is a civil war in the Republican Party as grass roots party leaders have declared war on the corrupt national leadership, which is funded in part by the same people who fund the Democrats.

So who is going to fix it? Jeb? John Kasich? And while Ted Cruz is a capable man, he cannot fight this battle in the culture like Donald Trump can.

Donald, as a civilian candidate, had his share of gaff’s until he got up to speed on policy and what it means to be “presidential” – but this is what presidential campaigns are for. The campaign is a trial and a maturing process. In our view, Donald has risen to the challenge.

This very writer has read Donald Trump’s  book long before he got into politics. To say that the guy is capable is perhaps the understatement of the century as “under budget and ahead of schedule” is pretty much the story of his life.

Trump literally owns hundreds of companies of which only a few have failed. Although at times he speaks a bit like a ruffian, his life accomplishments show him to be a genius with a flare for the highly creative. He truly understands leadership and how to get things done.

On policy we could author a book on how Trump is spot on about trade policy, common core, VA reform, a code of federal regulations that is 176,000 pages long, corporate inversions, and and insane tax code that puts domestic business at a terrible disadvantage That said, Hillary Clinton has no intention of taking on such problems. Her donors simply won’t have it.

Always remember that elections are less about the man, than they are about the policy which affects you and I on a day to day basis. If you have a nice living and have your nest egg, you can afford to vote for Hillary Clinton. If you are one of the 95 million Americans not in the work force you need a change and you need it with the fierce urgency of now.

Thanks to the wonders of the internet the evidence, not simply conjecture or wishful thinking, but evidence, is quite literally at your fingertips, that the Clinton’s are a criminal enterprise who are not fit to serve.

Several concerns about the Clinton’s are worth mentioning one last time. As Secretary of State she signed off on giving uranium to the Russians after they gave her foundation money. In fact Hillary signed off on weapons deals for 18 countries, but only after they donated to the Clinton Foundation….and in turn, the Clinton Foundation pays the Clinton’s hundreds of thousands of dollars per speech at events.

The weapons deals include a million dollar donation to the Clinton Foundation from Qatar, who her own State Department criticized as a serial human rights abuser. How much blood will be spilled as a result of all of these weapons deals? The very thought of it is simply horrifying.

Ask yourself aloud, how it is that the Clinton’s became $131,000,000 richer in a single term as Secretary of State?

Democrat pundits on television will tell you “the email thing is BS.” Quite the contrary it is deadly serious and here is why.

In spite of the fact that we are literally talking about hundreds of thousands of violations of the Federal Records Act. We are also talking about, with her mishandling of classified material, at hundreds of violations of the Espionage Act.

Hillary Clinton revealed classified to above Top Secret places, persons and methodology in her emails and it is likely that a CIA asset in Iran was executed as a result.

Press reports tell us that her illegal private server was hacked at least five times. That could mean that foreign countries have blackmail material on the possible next President of these United States.

Lastly, as a result of her own leaked campaign emails, it was revealed that CNN somehow provided debate questions to Hillary in advance during her primary battle with Bernie Sanders. Let that be the last straw that closes the book on the Clinton political legacy.

How the Obama DoJ Thwarted the FBI Investigation of Hillary’s Crimes

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I have a question for you. Keeping in mind ethics rules and laws about conflicts of interest:

1 – What if a certain lawyer who represented largest tax cheat in history, billionaire Marc Rich, saw to it that the Clintons were given large contributions in exchange for giving Rich a pardon on Bill Clinton’s last day in office?

2 – What if that same lawyer represented and defended John Podesta, who was Bill Clinton’s Chief of Staff, and is also Hillary’s campaign chairman and kept him out of jail when he was investigated for crimes? Podesta even bragged about how said lawyer saved him from prison. Indeed what if said lawyer became one of John Podesta’s closest friends?

3 – What if that same lawyer, was then appointed Assistant Attorney General of the United States?

4 – What if this same lawyer was put in charge of investigating the illegal IRS targeting of conservative groups and after evidence destroyed, and subpoenas violated, and the IRS top brass plead the 5th, simply decided that no one did anything wrong?

5 – What if the same lawyer, used his position to collude with the Clintons on investigations by  Congress and the State Department Inspector General?

6 – What if that same lawyer was assigned to oversee the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton and then used his position to deny the FBI access to a Grand Jury?

7 – What if this same lawyer, after the FBI reopened the investigation because of Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin hiding aforementioned illegal emails on their home computer under a folder marked “Life Insurance,” wrote a letter to Democrats in Congress assuring them that it would be “over” quickly and efficiently?

That one lawyer is Peter Kadzik and if you ask any Democrat they are certain to tell you that all of this was just a mere coincidence. What do you think?