“BLACK QUARTERBACKS MATTER”

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Today’s Quote

Every person who has grown to any degree of usefulness, every person who has grown to distinction, almost without exception has been a person who has risen by overcoming obstacles, by removing difficulties, by resolving that when he met discouragement he would not give up. – Booker T. Washington

Time Check

Sept. 3, 1783 – The Revolutionary War between the United States and Great Britain ended with the Treaty of Paris.

Sept. 3, 1838 – Frederick Douglass boarded a train in MD on his way to freedom from being a slave.


Sept. 3, 1976 – The U.S. spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars. The unmanned spacecraft took the first close-up, color photos of the planet’s surface. 

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Iss. 45

Sept. 3, 2016

Dear Thinkers,

Black Quarterbacks matter. Yeah let’s go there.

 

By now you may know this past weekend 49’ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the National Anthem at the NFL Preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. Everyone has since foisted their bountiful opinions in the ensuing days. What you may not know is that Kaepernick doubled down on Thursday night in San Diego. This time opting to kneel during the Anthem. With this second act of protest, he was able to enlist a fellow teammate to his cause. On this evening, it just so happened to be the Chargers’ annual Military Appreciation salute game. Kaepernick’s choice to kneel predictably wrought him a roar of “Boos” from the disfavoring crowd.Unknown

 

The bi-racial Quarterback explained his reason for the protest, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color… To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” (nfl.com)

Before we delve any deeper and examine the ramifications or Politics of this gesture—and it is afterall a political gesture—I’d like to convey that I admire Kaepernick’s unwavering resolve to take a stand for something he believes in. Aside from the individual backlash he has received from fans, this statement assuredly WILL NOT help in the area of endorsements. (On a side note: Neither will his interception prone decision making) Endorsements, need I remind you, are at the end of the day, revenue dollars. 

1996Clearly, he feels truly compelled about this cause in order to take such a stand. On this, props to him.

That said, I’m not sure I see how this issue is at all difficult to discuss. Abortion? See that’s a tough issue. Abortion is hard to address because it contains a REAL disagreement within our society. The legality of abortion features two sides of the debate: a winner and a loser. Both sides cannot be satisfied by convening on a middle ground. But Race, that is a non-issue. And ironically, that in itself is the controversy within the ‘Race Dialogue’. The modern Racial dispute emanates from the very disagreement that there is (or is not) innate racism within our society.

This is why I think it inexcusable—better yet detestable—that race relations have derailed to the wasteland in which they now reside. We all want the same outcome, we all have the same philosophy, the same end game, and yes (in the 21st Century) even the same starting point. We all want to be treated equally. And nobody thinks that Police should have the power to kill innocent people. That would be absurd. So what has happened? What has allowed such a divide in a society that acknowledges from square one that all men are created equal?

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The answer: We have been mislead. Mislead by quarterbacks who spout off without knowing what the hell they are talking about, but more importantly, we have been deceived by our own elected leadership. These are the individuals who are truly accountable. For instance, the President of the United States and his puppet-like surrogates.

Now, I couldn’t take issue enough with the foolish public statement that Colin Kaepernick has issued. It is unfounded, and ignorant. There are racists, but inherent racism throughout American society? What a straw man. If you keep reading we shall dispel that fallacy. Also, I will go through the specifics of why Colin is wrong in just a minute, but humor me for a second….Keep in mind Kaepernick’s job is to play football, he has a right to his opinions and as far as I’m concerned, I don’t care if he kneels, or sits, or does pilates while the national anthem is playing (maybe it will help his football). However, should this not be expected from someone who gets paid to study the pre-snap reads of “in-out and mix” coverages and how the Safety creeping up a yard and a half before the play is a “key” that there is no longer a Cover-2 Defensive Scheme in place? (If I lost you there that’s sort of my point, he’s a football player for crying out loud not a professor …and judging by his on-field play, Kap has some sort of handicap in even understanding this). But when someone who is a Constitutional scholar (like the President of the United States) goes on National Television and says, “The cops acted stupidly”, before hearing the details of a case… That is someone, I contend, that should be held accountable for their misguided remarks.

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After spraying his opinion all over the nation like an unregulated pesticide he himself would deem unsafe, The President turned out to be completely wrong. (Not once, instead every single time) Yet, that here is not the issue. I could care less what the President’s betting record is. Whereas the issue here is that Constitutional Scholar Obama, the very man who boasts, “I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president [George W. Bush] I actually respect the Constitution.” forgot the basis of Natural Law: Innocent Until Proven Guilty.      Did that not cross his mind?

kap-1This guy used to teach the Constitution to college students! I can only imagine how useless his poor pupils must feel having skipped over the lesson of Habeas Corpus which goes back thousands of years. Did Barack Obama fail to read The Writs of Assistance by James Otis, even the 4th Amendment? He swore to protect the Constitution, did he not read it? Or did he skip over that one? I will resist the urge to digress, but we have verified that he already glazed over the second. 

You see, justice doesn’t fit his narrative. That is how the Democratic party gets votes. If you’re going to tell me that I’m wrong, or that I’m racist, or that I don’t understand because I’m white, I warn you because you have also just labeled the Black members of the jury who acquitted the police in this case “wrong, racist and white”. I’m not quite sure if that is politically correct.

And if the President demonstrated that he drew his verdict before hearing the evidence, wouldn’t that make you question all of his pre-drawn verdicts? When drawing conclusions we are called to look at evidence, not skin color!    “Oh but you haven’t seen the other cases, Christian!”   Okay, that’s fine, If the evidence is so obviously against the police officer let’s let him go to trial and let’s throw the book at him. Which is what is happening in the case of the cop who shot the man in the back that everyone likes to cite as evidence of “injustice”. He is unequivocally being tried for MURDER. Get your facts straight. gettyimages-596018938

Why do we need to play judge jury and executioner? This is how government worked in the day of kings. Now can you see how innocent people were so often executed? If Obama were king, that officer would be dead….Scary…Now you see the basis of the Jury Trial. Furthermore, in repeaditedly jumping to conclusions, the Pres. happens to be in contradiction of one of his own golden rules. In the past the President has noted that when you’re a President you cannot have “a tendency to shoot first and aim later.” Did we forget that lesson?

The President isn’t the only one responsible for this irresponsibility . His mouthpieces on the Left and in the media have contributed to the lawlessness. And with every unfounded statement, race relations get worse. Notice how he never reappears on Television stating that he was mistaken. Correcting the record… This is not leadership. I guess it should come as no shock from someone who bases his leadership skills on the principle of “leading from behind”. Whereas he knows that people will then view this as a hint that he disagrees with the verdict. (I don’t think that is the case) But that is how his constituents read into it. They see it as, “The Justice System is out to get blacks!” Meanwhile, we forget that it is he and Loretta Lynch who are the very ones who run the Justice Department–the people we’re calling racist toward blacks are black!

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Keep in mind, before 2008, there was a study done which found that this generation–my generation–was the first truly color blind generation in the History of the United States…Which should not come as a shocker. The only racism I know is how I’m supposed to feel guilty about saying that racism is not a serious problem in the United States. So am I supposed to shy away from the truth for fear of being called a racist? Am I missing the hidden brilliance of this reasoning? Maybe we should stop identifying with the title Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, and so on (Notice I said Identify, not rid ourselves of the word)… Maybe we should grow-up and stop identifying with our race like we’re some kind of team we need to root for like the 49’ers. It’s silly. I’m from LA. I just saw a sign that said Vote Latino. What does that even mean? Is there one political agenda that benefits all Latinos like a big blanket. Of course not! The assumption that such a policy exists is in itself racism. Assuming that all people of one race are exactly the same is a dangerous broad brush approach we must avoid. Can you say Stereotyping anyone?

When I see a story about a white man getting shot by a black person, I don’t root for the white guy to be innocent! I root for justice to be served, and for the person at fault, whether he be the white or the black to be punished to the full extent of the law. This is no earth-shattering view I pat myself on the back for holding—Everyone feels this way! But we have been trained not to say it like it is. We have been trained to feel offended when people say that BLANK percent of blacks end up in jail, or unemployed, or that only BLANK percent of the NBA is white… Give me a break. Did any of you root harder for team USA when the White athletes were competing? I bet you couldn’t give a damn (let alone notice) what color their skin was. If that doesn’t signify the E Pluribus Unum (of many one) principle of America, the ONE NATION under God slogan, and the pride you felt for the black white yellow red pink purple athlete, then I don’t know what does better than that. You see, this construes the absurdity of the divisiveness the Left and the media want you to feel. They want you to feel uncomfortable in addressing the race issue.

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We faction ourselves. We identify with our ‘Racial’ teams and we throw dirt at eachother. “We say things like “Us whites, or we Latinos,” it’s weird. I have way more in common with my fellow black or latino or asian American that loves freedom than my white neighbor who tramples private property rights and advocates oppression. (Yeah in case you haven’t learned by now, I’m white. Do I write like a white person?    Wait don’t answer that.)

Christian, you don’t know what you’re talking about though. You weren’t around for segregation and slavery and so on….

Buddy.. Neither were you, neither were your friends and neither was Colin Kaepernick. I have news for you: Get over it and get on board the love train. It’s 2016. I feel for you if you’ve ever experienced any form of racism, but I had nothing to do with that. Stop blaming me!

This blanket implicative blaming that the Left participates in is equivalent to the ignorant principle that “all blacks are inferior”, Both are categorically wrong. Just as it is false that ‘blacks are not humans’ is misfounded, it is equally bizarre in stating that white people living in 2016 are responsible for slavery in 1850. That belief though, I remind you, is the very axiom the Democratic Party was founded on.

It is estimated that less than 5% of white people living in America today have any genetic connection whatsoever to Slavery. (Meaning your ancestors participated in the slave trade in any form) That’s like blaming a German living in America for the Holocaust. The Left wants to play the ethnicity game, and then blatantly ignore it when it’s convenient. White = privilage. White = racist. Dude, my ancestors didn’t even own slaves in America! They were probably in Ireland growing potatoes. Think of how wrong this is, you’re trying to teach me to be raicist…. It aint workin, bruhh. Stop Trying. 5 percent! 8 % of the population thinks Elvis is still alive! (BoldProgressives.org – not exactly a Right-leaning site).

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People try and tell us that Systemic Racism still exists. The President says we have “racism in our DNA”. If that were the case, (which is completely anti-scientific, Racism is not a genetic trait) there are still only 5 percent of us who have it in our DNA. And people like the President and Colin Kaepernick are half white. What has vaccinated them from the Racist Virus that the rest of us have apparently caught? Do share your secret Colin.

The Nation is so racist that half of the country voted for the President. Wouldn’t that mean at least half of the country isn’t racist Barack? Then you did a God-Awful job, and we elected you again. How again is that racist?

Not to mention many said that they voted for you because you were black (Even white people acknowledged this!). If you ask me you’re right Mr. Prez, many people voted for you not based on anything except that you were black. That is racism, it’s pro-black racism and you didn’t throw a challenge flag when the rules were working in your favor…no no no, you marched on down the field with it like you were Colin Kaepernick before he started whining. You got votes just for being black! Not judging your character… not your background, not your record, and especially not your policies! Aside from the fact that I think it weird—and ultimately a bad strategy—to vote for someone based on skin color (just look at what happened) I do pause to admire the distance of which we (as a nation) have come. For goodness-sake, I wish we could have another black President! Not because he’s black, but because he’s a good decent person who has a battle-tested plan for America! Ben Carson anyone? Nope, the Left HATES him.

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But we do have to acknowledge the fact that there are racists out there. Not many though. Not enough to even earn recognition. Some hate whites, some hate blacks, some hate asians, some hate native americans, some hate everyone…and some idiots—as we covered earlier—believe Elvis is alive. 8 percent of 320 million is more than just a few people. For the record though, you would never say America has a “believing in Elvis” problem. Why then do we get away with saying America is inherently racist? Bullshit. America is not racist.

 

And unlike the Left, I’ll be the first one to say that we should hold police to a higher standard. So if the police act inapproprately, let’s lock them up forever. Let’s bring back the firing squad, because I agree, they took an oath to protect us. They should not use that power we have lent them to opress us, the people. That defeats the purpose of law enforcement. So not all cops are bad. But they are people, I will level with you there… And that is why the solution is giving the rights to the people. They are human beings afterall.

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Finally, let’s talk Kaepernick. You’ll be surprised to know that I’m to some extent a Kaepernick fan. NO I DON’T HAVE A POSTER OF HIM IN MY ROOM. But I like watching him play. I have always rooted for his success and still do, though he hasn’t had much of it lately on and off the field (his Thursday night stats show some hope).

 

Here’s why Colin is absolutely wrong:EOe9b3GYNsGGbKMStraLpSZ51CeA52pLWTbOxqYM7MasQm8mRXzsxgYTTHqEQjqBC

 

He describes blacks as oppressed. Yet somehow he managed to land a $100m deal  for playing football. He has thousands of fans who show up at games every weekend to root for him that are of all races. Moses didn’t ask Pharaoh to free the Israelites while he was being carried around as a prince. He gave that up and took action!

His jersey happens to be one of the top-selling jerseys in the nation (not Moses, Kap). You can find many of these people, many of them white, wearing his jersey in respect and admiration for their hero on any given Sunday. We had better give them some lessons in racism because at the apex of slavery in the south, you didn’t exactly find slave jerseys last time I checked. Furthermore, he goes out and performs for these people every week. According to his own logic, he would have to acknowledge that many of the people he is offering his entertainment to would undoubtedly have to be racists…if you are to take him at his word that he believes racism is an epidemic in America. Is it an epidemic that his fans are immune to?

When talking about Police Officers getting paid leave for killing people, he is either ill informed or dishonest. In reality, an officer who shoots a suspect is mandated paid leave so that they can be tried in order to get to the bottom of the case. I don’t blame Kaepernick on this one, because it seems this ignorant outlook could earn you an A in Professor Obama’s Constitutional Law class at the University of Chicago. I’m sure the standards for star Quarterbacks from University of Nevada, Reno are similarly low.

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Kaepernick said, “It takes more training to become a cosmetologist than a police officer,” Which may well be true, but since Colin hasn’t taken the Orange County Police Department’s offer to come down and witness a training session and decide for himself, I guess we will never know the answer to that statement. You see Colin has the time to state his opinions, but he just doesn’t have the time to research them beforehand. Do you check what you’re about to drink before you drink it?

A reporter asked Colin this week what would need to change to make him happy? He responded, “It’s tough to lock down one specific thing that needs to change”, Meaning, I don’t have anything in mind, I just drank the clear liquid. I didn’t smell it beforehand to make sure it wasn’t Vodka. Judging by his actions, I wouldn’t be surprised if he had gulped a bit too much. 

After talking about how black people were getting murdered relentlessly, he contradicted his own logic by saying, “that’s not right, that’s not right by anyone’s standards”,

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If it’s not right by anyone’s standards, is everyone truly racist? “Christian he didn’t say that” Okay but he’s saying that Blacks are oppressed. If that is “not right by anyone’s standards”, where the heck do you get off making such a claim. WHO IS THE OPPRESSOR? If he can reason with the public with an emotional arguement, then the public must not be the ones opressing black people. Who is? 

I think I’ve spent too much time reading into the illogical, twisted, stupidity here. I could have saved all of us time and warned you that the reasoning is that there is no reasoning. But you may not have believed there was such little depth. You only become more confused when trying to find out what he really thinks. And for this reason you know that Kaepernick’s claims are at the end of the day self-aggrandizing, self-self serving, and purely political.

But the Left loves to defend him. He’s a football player and a great athlete. Since when do we hold what they have to say on politics in such high regard?

The answer: We do when it is benificial. Because just as the Left claims he is an expert on race, they have conveniently ignored his claims on Hillary Clinton. Colin added, “You have Hillary who has called black teens or black kids ‘super predators,’ ” he went on, “We have a presidential candidate who has deleted emails and done things illegally and is a presidential candidate. That doesn’t make sense to me because if that was any other person you’d be in prison. So, what is this country really standing for?”

He also went off on Trump which is unsurprising, but for some reason the Left who deemed Kaepernick the instant Political-Expert has decided that in this area—the area of jailing Hillary Clinton—he could not be any more mistaken. Take it or leave it people, he is either brilliant, or he’s not. You can’t pick and choose when it’s convenient.

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All in all, there is no place on planet earth that has allowed Black people to be more affluent than the United States. That is the beauty of Conservative Values. When they are applied, not only do the people who advocate them benefit, even the spoiled, misguided, brats who try to undermine them benefit greatly…yep even like Colin Kaepernick. 

I’ll let Jerry Rice take us home, “All lives matter. So much going on in this world today. Can we all just get along! Colin, I respect your stance but don’t disrespect the Flag,” 

Thanks Jerry

 

 

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BATTLESHIP – The power politics that will sink our new ‘friend’ Iran

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Today’s Quote

“We do not pay ransom. We didn’t here, and we won’t in the future.” – President Barack Obama

Time Check

Aug. 27, 1789 – The Declaration of the Rights of Man was adopted by the French National Assembly.

Aug. 27, 1889 – Charles G. Conn received a patent for the metal clarinet.

Aug. 27, 1939 – Nazi Germany demanded the Polish corridor and Danzig. 

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Iss. 44

Aug. 27, 2016

Dear Thinkers,

 

DOWN WITH THE U.S.A. If you look closely that’s what the heading image depicts. A bleeding American Flag with that provocative, catchy, and so-often-heard expression written distinctly across. I found this image while watching the news. In the broadcast, the reporter covered the internal excitement behind the lifted sanctions in Iran, yet as he was talking, I couldn’t help but zoom in—and to my fascination—discover this hateful slogan which decorated a nearby building. The reporter, as well as the camera crew, didn’t stop and mention the blatantly hostile message as they simply grazed by…(which seems odd considering they were broadcasting these images back to, yes, the U.S.A. itself) This absence of reaction lead me to wonder if this sort of visual was a common observance in the city of Tehran.

At any rate, the White House this week relayed that “We don’t know the intentions of Iran” in reference to the shocking Naval incidents. I’ll let you decide whether or not the White House is being genuine. 

 

Leading up to this article, I had planned all along to cover the intellectual trainwreck others refer to as Donald Trump. I still intend to do so, especially in wake of our cuddly job interview we recently conducted with Ol’ Grandma Hillary. (If you missed it here you go: http://www.realtimesblog.com/?p=799) Yet, in the midst of my judicious plans, the Obama administration decided to get caught sneaking

ap_16211161553925-e1469806877309 ransom money to Iran in the middle of the night. And truthfully, this should come as no surprise from an administration desperate to make a deal to restore their image. After receiving minimal coverage, the story has re-emerged after a USS Destroyer was intercepted and harassed this week by multiple Iranian vessels in the Strait of Hormuz. This bizarre incident was then to be outdone THE NEXT DAY when a separate United States Ship was harassed for the second day in a row by the Iranian Guard Corps. The incident escalated and the US Navy was forced to deploy several warning shots. Unfortunately at home, America seems to be preoccupied with Donald Trump’s-Twitter Feed (DTF) instead of focusing on this escalating story. So as you may have guessed, here at the Real Times we are not DTF, (especially with Daddy Donald) so we’re going to proceed and cover something that is truly newsworthy and may directly affect the political power balance on the high seas for years to come. So thank you in advance for bypassing the bait of the unimportant news cycle and using your brain. And frankly, you should understand the deception that is taking place behind this story. I contend you will be livid beyond belief. 

In order to fully understand this story, it’s adamant that we turn back just one or two pages. As you may have guessed, Iranian-US relations did not just suddenly rust in the Strait of Hormuz. Nor is this the first sequence of Naval Confrontation with the Persian Nation. So I know it’s not Thursday, but if you’ll excuse me, let’s throw it all the way back to last summer where Jurassic World dominated the box office, when you couldn’t drive a block without getting a headache from hearing Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood”, and where Harabe the Gorilla entertained fantasies of the Tarzan story…meanwhile pausing to laugh from time to time about the fictitious plausibility of a human baby just “falling out of the sky” and into his furry lap. Oh! And how could we forget?! Most of all, President Obama sought to make the largest deal of his Presidency: The Iran Nuclear Deal. 

For those who haven’t, as of late, drafted a Nuclear non-proliferation treaty, let me explain the Iran Nuclear Deal from a rudimentary state. Inherently, the basis of a good deal would proceed with both sides present at the table getting SOMETHING in return for what they are offering to sacrifice‒much like trading baseball cards. Even a child can comprehend this principle. But as you shall see, when the rules of the trade are not properly agreed upon, “Trading-Cards” swiftly grows into a heated game of Battle-Ship. And that is what we witnessed this week. (Keep an eye on that word offering) Though, before you accuse me of being coarse in regard to “beating-up” on such a meager figure‒the most powerful man in the world‒allow me illustrate the situation. I sincerely hope the facts don’t offend anyone here.Persian-Gulf-missile

 

LAST YEAR Barack Obama and his team sat down at the table with a people who scoff at him, trample american flags, threaten our allies, and throw darts (or worse) at pictures of Obama himself. They proudly scream “death to America” in the streets. And they refer to us as ‘Big Satan’. “But Christian,” you say, “can’t we get past a bit of name calling in order to make a landmark deal”, and I most certainly agree. But what we cannot overlook is the sure fact that Iran is the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world. Aside from the obvious, let’s take a look at why this is relevant. 

When the Administration made this deal last summer, the International Community unleashed more than $100B in assets frozen over seas! This money will surely end up in the hands of terrorists who will undoubtedly use it to inflict more brutality on the Western World. I hear some of you saying, “Oh you don’t know that!” “STOP Fearmongering and hyperbolizing in order to slam Obama!”

Ok fine. Don’t take my word for
it. Ask the idiot who made the deal.

In an interview with CNBC John Kerry (our Secretary of State) spouted off this fountain of retardation: “I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC (Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps) or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists,”Unknown-1Great. So why again did you make this deal then? A deal that allows them lots of money..to..give..to..TER-ROR-ISTS?….your words, not mine buddy. Good thing he had an encouraging response: (According to CNN)

“You know, to some degree, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that every component of that [funding terrorism] can be prevented,”

Wait, that was really bad…Go on John, I’m still waiting for some assurance here…

“If we catch them funding terrorism, they’re going to have a problem in the U.S. CUnknownongress and other people, obviously,” he said.

So there you have it. If the Iranian leadership (who are bad people), do bad things with their money, then we have no way of enforcing punishment. They’re like the Child who knows they can’t get spanked for stealing candy! So let’s examine how silly this slap on the hand really is.     Kerry: “They’re going to have a problem in Congress?” Dude, the Ayatollahs are not some sort of Health Care Bill. You can’t kill them in the Senate. Matter of fact, they could give a damn about what goes on in Congress, and ironically, so do you John. That’s why you violated Constitutional power and made this deal without consent from Congress. My friends at home, whether you like this deal or not, this was not within his power to even make the deal. According to the Heritage Foundation, the President is given authority to make treaties, to which the Senate is given the authority to advise and consent (Article 11, Section 2). As you can plainly see, the only person who has a problem with Congress is John Kerry and his Backup Dancer President Obama. I hear Malia dances pretty well too if you light up with her… 

 

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Ever since I was young, Iran has been the focal point of international conflict. From threats to us and our allies, to their utter defiance of international law and human rights, they have been the thorn in the side of peaceful world relations for some time. Also, the Obama administration has been criticized vigorously on their incompetence in handling foreign affairs. Therefore, what better feat than settling such a controversy and leaving behind a legacy? Accomplishing the impossible would bring much needed redemption. And from a bird’s eye view, one must credit the Obama administration on negotiating ANY deal with such an unreasonable group such as the Ayatollahs. Assuming nobody zooms in and examines the deal, this is the legacy that Obama hopes to leave behind. 

Yet, after examination, one finds that the United States‒surprisingly‒did not get anything for this deal. Literally nothing. Security at least? NO. An ally in Iran? NO. Assurance that they would at least uphold their side of the bargain? NOT EVEN THAT! This deal is not even binding. Knowing this, by definition I’m not even accurate in calling this a deal. The word deal implies that we would have assurance that they would uphold their part otherwise the deal would be off! This was literally The Iran Nuclear Offering. (No this is not an opinion, Calm down, we will cover the details of how the agreement is non binding in a minute and you’ll understand. It will literally blow your mind) And since this agreement was done behind closed doors, we are still learning of the ongoing politically deficient spilled-mess that occurred as even more sludge keeps seeping under the threshold into plain sight. (Like the $1.7B in ransom money that was just leaked to the press which was originally denied as ransom money…until it was admitted). 

“Christian you’re just biased”, “Prove it”. Unknown-2

Well I’m glad you asked. Let’s talk specifics. That money that I told you about that was “un-frozen”, has caused lots of confusion. Contrary to what you may have been thinking, I was not referring to the sequel of a Disney movie. Instead, this points to the Sanctions that the United Nations have placed (in the past) on Iran. How does this work? In practice this forbids nations from doing business in a sense with Iran as well as keeps them from receiving money for the trade that they have already been allotted. Meaning the money was just “FROZEN” in limbo waiting to be released. Well that’s not fair, you may say… Why should they be bullied by the international community? And once again, I’m glad you asked because this is something we can all agree on:  Whether you be Conservative or Liberal, you and I can both agree that pushing Homosexuals off rooftops to their death, killing Christians, enslaving Women, funding Terrorism, and threatening to nuke other nations is not a good practice. And as of now, Iran has received countless human-rights violations for these unspeakable acts‒except the last: Nuclear destruction.

Why not Nuclear Destruction? Well up until now (August of 2016), Iran hasn’t had weaponized nuclear capability (though they have tried). This is why reasonable people (on the Right and the Left) don’t think we should make a “Nuclear Deal” with Iran. Matter of fact, the sanctions and the work of the international community over the past decade and a half have been to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear capability. It was working. These sanctions were crippling Iran’s economy. images

The Obama administration answers these claims with, “They just want to heat their homes” it’s unfair to them! 

Any honest person with their head more above water responds, No, stop lying. We already know they were trying to develop Nuclear Weapons. Hence the report from your own White House which noted:

“Before July, Iran had a large stockpile of enriched uranium and nearly 20,000 centrifuges, enough to create eight to 10 bombs, according to the White House. US experts estimated then that if Iran had decided to rush to make a bomb, it would take two to three months until it had enough 90%-enriched uranium to build a nuclear weapon – the so-called “break-out time”. (BBC). 

I think that lie speaks for itself. If Barack is thinking in terms of Nuclear Radiation, then yes. Perhaps the effects will radiate lots of heat, which will ultimately warm everyone’s home. How pleasant. 

As we venture toward our next layer of dishonesty, there are some obvious absurdities that we don’t even have the time to cover, though I’m confident you can connect the dots. So, aside from the fact that the Obama administration has waged a war—Literally—on our domestic nuclear program in the name of the environment, the fact that Iran is in the middle of the damn desert, N. Korea is a weeeeee bit further north on the map (requiring more heat for their homes) and NOBODY thought it okay to lend nuclear capabilities to N. Korea, AND the fact that throughout history, the practice of expecting A-Holes to be genuine and honest has landed us—Unsurprisingly—in the bowels of every single predicament, I still don’t think this deal is a good proposal. At this point we won’t even judge Iran based on their word (which I remind you isn’t binding), but before we get to the next part of The Iran Nuclear Offering, let me play a quick highlight-reel that is available for all to see in the Hall of Fame of A-Hole History. I think they’re still deciding on a location to place their gorgeous display, and if you ask me, that was the biggest mistake of the deal. Lobbyists for the Hall of Fame of A-Holes have been trying to set up shop in Tehran for years. John Kerry missed a one time opportunity.

The world gave Hitler an inch, and he didn’t take a mile, he almost took the entire world. In the name of fairness and blind stupidity President Carter allowed Pakistan to have nuclear weapons by accident. President Clinton allowed our good friends N. Korea to have nuclear weapons because he TRUSTED that they wouldn’t pursue weaponizing the Nuclear Technology. And would you believe it, each one of them came back boasting, like Neville Chamberlain to Hitler, “look we have peace in our time”. That’s why liberal foreign policy is not just moronic, it is dangerous. It was FDR who prior to WW II, reminded us that Hitler was a “reasonable guy”. And keep in mind FDR is idolizedadolf_hitler630_pxlwby the Left as the text-book President. But don’t you worry Thinkers, Barack is smart. He set this deal up on a ticking clock. And the time is set to expire just as he runs a little ways down the road and out of sight. I’m not kidding, the Iran Nuclear Deal is set up so that by the time they Weaponize their Nuclear Capabilities, he will be long gone from office… then, who knows… maybe Trump will have to deal with it… Doesn’t that just make you feel so secure. 

For more information visit: www.AHoleHallOFfame/PreviousCrappyOfferings.gov

Let us not deviate any further. 

Everyone has an opinion about this deal. And many who go on TV will tell you that I am wrong in calling this an “Offering”. But have they even read the deal? I think not. 

Riddle me this? Why does the beginning of the deal contradict everything that Iran has said publicly?Here is what it says in the Preamble: 

“Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek, develop or acquire any nuclear weapons”. (Preamble, Section iii)

Okay so we’ve established that we (for some reason) don’t care that the money is going to fund terrorism. I mean, I hope you and I care, because I’m not too fond of Terrorists in my backyard using my own money to kill me, and John Kerry has shown that he truly is Hillary’s Relief Pitcher by some of the statements we covered already(remember Hillary used to hold his position). But we are forgetting that the whole reason there needed to be a deal in the first place is because Iran said they wanted NUKES. They then acted on their claims (meanwhile threatening us and our allies) and stockpiled Uranium. If that be the case, don’t you think we should at least be able to inspect their facilities? Well yes, we can, but we can’t do so without getting permission from their ally Russia. Our Enemy! And incase you weren’t aware, not only does Russia love the idea of degrading American power globally (because that helps them), but furthermore, they have a specified interest in keeping the United States out of the Strait of Hormuz. 

We have yet to mention that the Iranian newspapers (that are the mouthpieces for the regime) have echoed the wishes of their supreme leader that they are considering a blockade on the Strait. How does this hurt us? Have you every complained about gas prices? Think about this. Most of the world’s oil comes through the Strait of Hormuz. Already, news of Iran’s unconfirmed threat has driven oil prices up $3, to more than $100 a barrel. If this actually happens, prices could soar to $250. (rferl.org)4FCBE941-63C8-420B-ABD5-E01D61404E43_w640_r1_s

The axis between Iran and Russia is a serious problem to world peace, and more importantly to US Power. Russia also has an earnest necessity in keeping Iran out of the UN “Dog House”. When Sanctions are lifted from Iran, Russia has the ability to trade with them. The Russian machine requires middle eastern oil, and their symbiotic relationship with the Persian Nation has benefited them greatly in years past. For this reason Russia has generally sided with Iran in opposition to the UN security council. Furthermore, a Nuclear Iran is a powerful check against the Israeli-American alliance that threatens Vladamir Putin’s conquest of sattelite nations (which he has shown constantly with occupation in Georgia and Ukraine).

Ok, so that’s not good. Hmmm, why haven’t we heard about this on everyday television? 

But wait, here’s the deal breaker. On top of all the other stupidity, this deal allows Iran to inspect their own facilities! And if they fail to comply (I don’t know how it is even possible not to comply) they don’t have to uphold the negative side of the deal and receive punishment. If this is the strongest deal we could make now, imagine how the deal will be renegotiated when they have nukes. We blew it!

If they are harrassing our sailors now, just think about what they will get away with when they are more formidable. (Both economically and militarily)

Iran has, of course, responded to all of this lenience by–YOU GUESSED IT–increasing their ICBM (Inter-Continental-Ballistic-Missiles) Testing. But I’m sure it’s just to heat their homes.

If you thought that the deal would have covered ICBM tests, well you gave John Kerry a wee-bit much credit. Because the deal states (according to The Times of Israel) Iran is only “called upon not to” test missiles, but not expressly forbidden from doing so, Iran has used that loophole to increase its testing with impunity.

“Called upon” That’s it. 

Incase, you’re starting to question the legitimacy of this deal, I’ll let you know that it does have a cute name: The Offering can be refered to as the “Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)”. What I don’t understand though is before any of these fancy names, the sanctions WERE working! They were devastating the Iranian economy like we noted earlier. The weapon bans were working. We were keeping weapons technology out of the hands of lunatics. Why is it that the Left doesn’t trust law abiding Americans with firearms, but it trusts Islamo-Fascists with Nuclear Weapons. There are two rules everyone knows as a kid: 1. Don’t take candy from strangers. 2. Don’t give Islamo-Nazis Funds to support Terrorism. This whole deal renders only one outcome, and you are witnessing this free-for-all in the Strait of Hormuz this week, but of course, they are not the first. 

According to CNN, “These brushes have included Iranian Rocket launches (wow just like the tests we were just talking about), drones flying over US vessels and the capture of US sailors back in January. These come against the backdrop of renewed US diplomatic contacts with Iran, which has triggered a political backlash among Iranian hardliners, including the powerful IRGC.”

This is what you get when you make a deal with the devil. And no, I’m sorry, we are not Big Satan. These animals captured our sailors and took a boat load (no pun intended) of pictures for propaganda. They even fired a rocket near one of our Aircraft Carriers the USS Harry Truman. They are just testing the waters and seeing how much they can get away with. It won’t be long before one of these incidents turns out in a devastating matter. Then what? And who could blame them, they clearly know that we wMideast-Iran-U_Horo1on’t lift a finger. They know the Obama administration is in an awful place and therefore they have assurance. Barack just came home with Hitler’s signature like Chamberlain in Britain, “look we have peace”. “Look at what a great negotiater I am. Iran is an ally!” Yet, if we threaten them and tell them to stop messing with us, all of the bragging looks like garbage. The Iran Nuclear Offering will be seen for what it really is. Bullshit. Hence the game of Battle-Ship. Iran is seeing how close they can get those white pegs to our Destroyers, Battleships and Carriers before we react. 

In July Iranian ships sailed close to USS New Orleans while Gen. Joseph Votel commander of Central Command, was aboard (CNN). If you don’t think that the timing was on purpose you are kidding yourself. Iran is sending a clear message that they now hold the reigns. And with every move, they move the saddle a bit farther up Obama’s back, because they know he can’t do anything to stop them. He cornered himself! Think of what a dunce Obama would appear as if he fired on an Iranian ship after boasting for the last year and a half that we are now great friends with Iran… And with that we came to the climax yesterday when one of our Naval Ships actually had to fire warning shots on Iranian vessels. Madness. Truly unspeakable madness. Unfortunately, I don’t predict this will be anywhere near the end of the story. But let’s move on to the next and final (that we will cover here, yet I contend there are more) level of why this deal was dishonest.

 

If we were watching the Movie Inception—With this amount of twisted deception—we would be approaching what they call Limbo. The Iran Nuclear Offering is built on lies. And when you sink all the way down to the Hades of lies, you find yourself on a plane stacked to the ceiling with unmarked cash in the middle of the night. No my friends, I know what you’re thinking… “We already covered the cash”. But this cash is not the “Unfrozen Assets”. The Limbo of Lies we find ourself in now is a lie within a lie within a lie within a lie making this money nothing other than ransom money. Moreover, the Obama administration purposely kept this quiet, purposely used cash that was unmarked and untraceable, purposely sent Swiss currency (and other currencies) to avoid U.S. banking laws, and when all of this came out they denied it….until they admitted it.  Unknown

They lied to you. Then they got caught and they kept lying to your face. The Obama administration pre-meditated on how they could get around the laws we have in place which prevent us from sending money to Iran—let alone ransom money! 

This plane contained $400m in tax-payer cash. Yeah, your money. Which is only to be dwarfed by the 1.7 Billion Dollars we ultimately paid for the release of our American citizens. I would go into the details of why this is ransom money because the White House has denied it claiming that it was negotiated in another roomabedini-ransom-575x324and that somehow makes it not as bad and so on… but since the administration has since admitted that this was a ransom, I’ll save my breath. 

Ever since this deal was made, even more Americans have been taken as hostage in Iran and all around the world. This is lesson 1 on why you don’t pay ransoms. Not to mention—if you’ll excuse me—Iran should be our bitch. If we want our prisoners home, they will give us our innocent prisoners. We’re talking journalists, ministers, hikers, give me a break. ObamabowsAbdullah1The Iranian regime is arguably the worst in the modern era. We should not be kissing their butts, and in the case of the president “bowing” to them to show respect. There is no respect for people who kill journalists, and don’t allow women to drive, uphold honor killings and stone innocents. Mr. President, please tell me how you can hold yourself as a defender of “Gay Rights” while you’re negotiating with whole countries who behead them. 

I hold the absurd view that if you examine this deal, you will not only unequivocally condemn it, but you will never again trust the Obama Administration. I challenge you to do so. 

 
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“POPPING BALLOONS AND SHATTERING GLASS

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Today’s Quote

“When there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit. So let’s keep going, until every one of the 161 million women and girls across America has the opportunity she deserves.” – Hillary Clinton this week while accepting the DNC Nomination for President 

Time Check

Jul. 30, 1619 – The first representative assembly in America convened in Jamestown, VA (House of Burgesses)

Jul. 30, 1945 – The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. The ship had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian. Only 316 out of 1,196 men aboard survived the attack.

Jul. 30,  1956 – The phrase “In God We Trust” was adopted as the U.S. national motto. 

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Iss. 43

Jul. 30, 2016

 

Dear Thinkers,

 

Go ahead, look up. It’s there! Can you see the glass ceiling? Well, if it’s not visible to you, then perhaps you’re not alone. However, you had better pretend like you see it and go along with the narrative for your own sake.

I’m reminded constantly—from the same lovely people who vehemently hate Carly Fiorina—that among the United States exists an impermeable glass ceiling. A glass ceiling which is the sole obstacle women face in achieving success. This is why we hear continuously about how women make a dismal 70 cents on the dollar in contrast to their male counterparts. But ironically, we often hear this rhetoric from people who, yes, happen to pay their own female employees in the same manner. For instance, the President of the United States pays his female workers LESS than the average while simultaneously sounding the loudest outcry of unfairness towards women—much like the coach who blames the referee after the game is already finished. Am I missing something? And to use your words again sir, they just need “a fair shot”, can’t you dish out another few cents? …I now realize we may have misunderstood the essence of the ‘Change’ slogan. It instead, from day one, has compensated women with pennies on the dollar. But that’s not even my point. This issue is the self-serving dialogue regurgitated by the Left. I’ve yet to give an opinion. I’ve merely shown that in his arrogance, the Prosecutor has incriminated himself.

Dear Lefties, If you want to use the 70 cents on the dollar rhetoric, then you had better be prepared to call the President a sexist, but it was you who voted for him, remember? And it was he (you may remember) who lectured that ‘we need to give him more of our hard earned money’, because in allocating such funds, he was most wise. Well, if that’s what he meant, then wouldn’t it lead you to wonder if the man is an unconscious sexist—or worse? He claims Racism is in our DNA (an anti scientific position). If this be the case, under his own criteria, he himself is responsible for abusing women. But unlike the Left, I will be honest and offer that I do not believe the President has one iota of sexism in him. (What is an iota by the way? I got that word from Barack-the-Wise himself) I have, however illustrated the absurdity of this argument, and let it remind you of the desperate measures and dishonesty that the Left will take to retain power. Had it been a Conservative in the same position, we wouldn’t have witnessed the same grace. Remember that sexist Mitt Romney?   But I digress…

 

On a newsworthy note, this week, Hillary Clinton has finally clinched enough votes to become the Democratic nominee, which is the first time that a major party has had a female nominee for President in the history of this nation. As a side note, I think it’s a pretty cool milestone, but a side note is all that this should remain. Is there not a greater task at hand beside checking a box next to the first female president? Our way of governing America should not reflect a 15-year-old’s summer bucket list.

Admittedly several Barack Obama voters in the last two elections (especially the first) turned out in droves because they wanted to be part of electing the first black president. Now what the hell happened to judging someone based on their character? But they’ll tell you they were on the right side of history—meanwhile sending the country dangerously to the Left of the Political norm.

Unfortunately, Dear Leftist, I’ve got news for you buddy, I wasn’t around in the past while you were trampling blacks and women. Therefore, I don’t have to answer for the wrongs you are responsible for and correct the flaws of the past. Remember it was the Democratic party that was the party of Slavery and Segregation? Yeah that’s right, back when the name you called the other party was the ‘Black Republicans’, because their platform was based on abolition and equality. The nerve of them! But for the Left it’s never been about moral superiority. It’s about votes. Just ask Obama and Clinton about their ever-shifting stance on traditional marriage…but you needn’t get anxious because we’ll cover that in just a moment. 

It is no wonder that the Left has to practice this affirmative action both in the workplace as well as the ballot box. (not to mention schools) The Left feels guilty—and who could blame them—because they have to make up for their scarred past and what a scarred one it is. But they certainly know, as long as they keep fabricating the narrative that the Right hates minorities and women, then, on paper, they will appear the party of progress.

“Are you sick of that old beige Truck? Vote for us and we’ll get you that red-hot-new convertable,” But does it drive I ask?

You see, I don’t care what our car looks like, as long as it drives, and drives well. Sure I’d like the new car just to change things up and get some fun variation, but we’re in a state of desperation my friends.

Instead I’m met with, “why are you asking all these questions about Hillary’s platform, are you racist? Sexist? Against Progress?”

“Don’t you remember, Hillary broke through the glass ceiling?” Hooray! But what will she do to the country? —– “Don’t ask those questions you sexist!”—- “Why do you want to know the efficiency of the car?” —-“Don’t ask about the gas mileage…we got you something new” …in this case a woman President.

Something you may want to know is that Hillary has managed to avoid every single press conference for almost a year…that means she hasn’t answered one unscripted question! That’s unheard of from a candidate!

But why is there not this kind of blanket support for the candidates on the Right? Palin or Fiorina? Bachmann? They are women too are they not? And if I am constantly accused of being anti-woman by making the case against Hillary, then why are you pro-woman for trashing these three well qualified, scandal-free, hard-working Ladies. Now I am no fan of Palin, but you must admit that she doesn’t deserve to receive character defamation just because you disagree with her politically…. And if you think she does, then please do tell me what Hillary Clinton deserves for staying with a man who has been accused of rape multiple times and has lied under oath, been impeached, has herself, intimidated the rape victims about speaking out against her husband, as well as lying about what happened in Benghazi after letting our men on the ground die in torture at the hands of terrorists, along with lying face to face to the families who lost their loved ones about how Benghazi was not a terrorist attack, (at the same time on the phone with her daughter stating that it was terrorism), sitting in the situation room allowing our men to die at the hands of animals while debating which uniforms the rescue teams should wear, then deciding not to send anyone for help. Furthermore, allowing the sale of over 20 percent of our Uranium enrichments to our enemies—yes the rare resource for building nuclear weapons—while she was running the State Department, meanwhile receiving money from all over the world under the sham of giving speeches that were just magically worth hundreds of thousands of dollars (what was she giving out, disneyland tickets? Cus’ as we witnessed Thursday night, she is surely not worth $250,000 a speech) and on top of all of that hiding emails on a private server that we now know was hacked by foreign nations and hostile players and have leaked National Security classified documents which have now jeoporadized average American lives… and what was she doing on that server? What was so illegal that had to be deleted? Because that’s what she did, before turning it over, by hand she deleted 30,000+ emails by hand! Not with the delete button, but to the point that the forensic teams still can’t even find what she deleted. She claimed it was wedding plans, Yoga instructions, and recipes… HMMMM…When was the last time you professionally (and illegally) hired people to delete 30,000 yoga lessons from your server to the point that they are irretrivable to even the best computer geeks in the world? We’re not talking about moving things to the recycle bin ladies and gentlemen… So what name is it that you have for her? What do you think of Hillary Clinton then?

But we’re not done: Then suddenly “I did not delete any emails,” became “I did not delete any classified emails,” Then it became, “okay I deleted them and it was a mistake,” does that remind you of something? “I did not have sex with that woman?” Because it was oral sex… sickening, but what is more sickening is the lie about the youtube video to cover up the terrorist attack…those families lost sons to the hands of those bastards who—speaking of rape—sodomized our servicemen in the streets of Libya while Clinton sat in her cushy situation room thinking of the best way to spin the story to the media while she (and the President) full well could have aided (as we had nearby military personnel). Hillary just counted her money and didn’t lift a finger. But as she told us, “what difference at this point does it make?” To the voter, apparently none.

Since you asked, I’ll grant you what I would call her. A Theif. Because that’s what she did after she left the White House with Billy… they stole art off the walls and were forced by law to return the paintings to the white house. These aren’t good people my friends… and that pales in comparison to selling favors while running the State Dpt. in turn for donations from terrorist sympathizers and foreign nations.

For you non-interventionist Lefties, she allowed more bombs to be dropped on more nations in her 4 years than all of George Bush’s Presidency, she disarmed nations that were cooperating with us…THEN BOMBED THEM and ran guns to terrorists who sought to topple those regimes…Well at the time I guess they weren’t terrorists, some of them were just a lonely group who needed help… called ISIS! Also, she titled Boko Haram as “Not a Terrorist Group” (and she took a donation for that one don’t forget), and I know this is a throwback, but does anyone remember Whitewater? Mr. milenial, I know this scandal precedes our short lived memory, but I have a computer, and I happen to guess that you posses one too. And this all can be solved with typing a few words into Google, and WHAM! Would you believe that, Hillary and Bill were using hard working tax-payer money to build condos! (so much for the middle class) Some 15 or so people ended up going to jail who were related to the controversy, but not Bill and Hill! Would you believe that? Some people even ended up dead! But just like a House of Cards episode, Bill and Hillary walked out of the fire unscathed like a Bourne movie after he just took a whole round through the chest and somehow keeps running around shooting people. It’s literally UN-BE-LIEVABLE! And as the FBI director said a few weeks ago, if anyone else did what Hillary did, they’d be in jail… but instead Hillary keeps stacking her benjamins and with it her influence. And who knows, maybe her adorable face will be on there in the next few years. Remember she’s for the kids! And the Environment! And Gay Marriage! 

Wait, wasn’t it Hillary, who as a lawyer, defended a Child Rapist and accused a little 5 or 6-year-old girl of imagining things? While the little girl was on the stand, Hillary berated her with making things up and miraculously got the bloody underwear thrown out of the case. And didn’t she crap all over the environmental movement when she represented Monsanto, the colossal GMO producer and distributer? Lastly—and I’m just as tired as you are—didn’t her husband pass the largest defense of marriage act in the history of our nation which stood in staunch opposition to gay rights? Well that can easily be explained away by her “deeply held religious views”, which apparently changed as soon as it came time to grab more votes.

If I bring all of this to your attention you’ll slam me for being anti woman, not on the right side of history, and whatever else you can come up with to ignore the facts. But wasn’t it Margaret Thatcher who was literally on the right side of history while she was on the RIGHT side of the aisle acting as one of the single best statesmen or women in the history of the world…? Crickets… Is it not the Left that destroys her? Was it not the Left that ripped apart Sandra Day O’Connor, the first female supreme court justice appointed by the ‘evil’ Ronald Reagan? Don’t you dare, criticize her, you’ll get a dose of your own medicine my friends. And Condolezza Rice? What about her? The first female (and black) secretary of state? Where is the double standard? Yet, don’t be silly, the glass ceiling only exists when the Left finds it Politically expedient.

You see, when we can’t make Conservatives look like they hate women, there is nothing remaining for the Left to run on. There is no longer a need for the Democratic party. They must instead highlight the flaws—they themselves—have created in the past, and now ride in on their high horse claiming that they alone can save us from them….It’s truly a brilliant strategy if you think about it!

They just have to hope everyone has a poor memory and a bad history teacher, and would you believe that… They are the ones who control the school systems, so they can single handedly suppress their horrid record! Amazing. Truly Amazing. If you don’t believe me, explain to me why it is that you didn’t know about Hillary stealing art from the white house? Or about Whitewater? And when that is the case, it is no wonder that the Democratic front runner, (man or woman) is as corrupt as the party itself. Well don’t take my word for it, this corruption is proven by the Russian email release from the past week and can be viewed in the light if journalists could just take a hiatus from salivating over Donald Trump’s Twitter feed.

And as Hillary herself (in a CNN debate last year) answered Anderson Cooper’s question about how she would not be a 3rd term of the Obama administration, when asked about what she would bring to the table that would be different from the Obama administration she laughed and said, “Well, I think that’s pretty obvious, I think being a woman president would be quite a change”. And in another interview she also said “well if you vote for someone based on the merits, one of the merits is I’M A WOMAN”.

Thanks for the reminder hun. 

Yes Hillary, you shattered the glass ceiling. That is your merit, nothing more. And now you have to pick up the sharp, fragmented, pieces of your shameful past that makes you so evidently a fraud. Congrats America, you’re on the way to electing someone who was against gay marriage because of her “deeply held religious views”. They must not have been as deep as her desire for power, to sit once more on Pennsylvania Avenue trampling on the backs of us, the “little people”. But I’m the sexist?  Conservatives love women—we have moms too believe it or not. But I refuse to vote based on genitalia, how shallow is that? Let us judge by the content of one’s character, and if that be the case, Lying and Stealing alone should be a disqualification for any office. 

 

 

Christian Rogers

The Real Times– a degree in common sense…

Reminder: I am not a Trump supporter nor a Trump voter. I am a Truth-Sayer, although I am certain I will be attacked for writing this Article as if I support Trump. That could not be farther from the truth. I hope we are able to focus on the problems with Mrs. Clinton and not deflect to “Yeah but look how bad Trump is”. I do intend to cover Trump’s flaws in the coming weeks. If facts offend you, I have no advice for you. Keep in mind there is a lot more we still MUST cover regarding Hillary Clinton, this Article could only fit a humble few of the overwhelming stains from Hillary’s past. The more research I do, the more it starts to look like an infinite laundry list. Thank you Dear Thinkers for using your brains. I know this is a daunting task as the seduction of emotional arguments and late night comedy is often the easy road traveled. 

 

 

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“TURKEY, A REMINDER OF THE DANGER THAT LOOMS”

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Today’s Quote

“History teaches that wars begin when governments believe the price of aggression is cheap” – Ronald Reagan in an address to the Nation

Time Check

Jul. 22, 1943 – American forces led by General George S. Patton captured Palermo, Sicily.

Jul. 22, 2003 – In Paris, France, a fire broke out near the top of the Eiffel Tower. About 4,000 visitors were evacuated and no injuries were reported.

Jul. 22, 2009 – The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting up to 6 minutes and 38.8 seconds, occurred over parts of Asia and the Pacific Ocean.

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Iss. 42

Jul. 22, 2016

Dear Thinkers,

 

I understand that we (as a nation) are preoccupied with the Drama and Headlines in wake of the Convention, but allow me to zoom out for just a moment before we lose sight of the larger picture. I do intend to tie it all together, so in the meantime, you needn’t get your panties in a wad contemplating which speech was most recently copy-pasted from Wikipedia or who’s crying in the sand box because of endorsements. I assure you we will have plenty of time to cover that in the impending days.

 

Now, let’s rewind a week’s time to the moment I stumbled off the beach Friday afternoon to find Turkey ablaze. For those of you who still have yet to be informed, Turkey is on fire—and for now I’ll skip the joke about checking the oven.

On Friday at about 11 o’clock local time (ET ensues by 7 hrs), a coup attempt was reported in Istanbul & Ankara, Turkey. Among the graphic images were human bodies run over by cars, men beaten, Military Helicopters firing on civilians, and innocent people crawling on the ground to avoid gunfire. This, unfortunately my friends, is the REAL world in which we live. 

As I partially noted, all of this was underway while I was sitting on the beach carelessly watching volleyball on the other side of the globe. Back in Turkey: Chaos echoed throughout the night as the narrow streets amplified the sound of rockets and machine guns…Meanwhile, in the States, some of my friends were casually enjoying cocktails, others at the movies, and it goes without saying that there may have been one or two of us tossing a Pokéball while these events transpired.

I note the comparison because, if nothing else, this is a reminder of how out of touch we are here in America. The life we live is sheltered, and I say this not in complaint, but with gratitude, considering, ‘last time I checked’, military tanks rolling through your neighborhood is not altogether something to boast.

Among these incidents were takeovers of Newsrooms, and F-16’s shooting down stolen military helicopters over domestic cities—not battle grounds. These are events we only witness in movies. Due to the Media takeover President Erdogan was forced to broadcast his speech to his constituents through his iPhone on FaceTime, the whole event sounds fictional!

But my Thinkers, I write you not to talk about the Politics surrounding the event, or the ramifications to the US, and I very well could, as the US base in Turkey was ordered to “Force Protection Condition Delta” (which is meant for a truly catastrophic Terrorist Attack) and President Erdogan’s moral acuteness is by no means infallible. In fact, his record hints at quite the opposite. The guy is a corrupt, crooked, bastard (CCB). And that is part of the reason this story concerns you and I (and we’ll get to that in a minute). Our focus, however, should—in this instant—be acknowledging that all of this disorder must serve as a reminder of the turbulent world which girds us.

I reiterate, this is not to berate Americans, but this case, as well as the massive Terror Attack in France last week, are signs that the state of the world is volatile. (There were also several small scale attacks this week) With China Militarizing and showing naval aggression in the South China Sea, Russia’s expansion into The Ukraine, N. Korea just this week testing ICBM(Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles) and don’t forget Nuclear Iran that looms in the near future… We are stuck in the midst of a hotbed. That goes without reference to Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, and the instability we face in those locations. One might acknowledge that you wouldn’t have to posses superior foresight to notice that there is only a matter of time before one of these swords crosses our nose—God forbid in the decadent wrapping paper of an ICBM.

This Presidential Season, which is unfortunately filled with Con-Victs and Con-Artists, must, among countless issues feature a serious discussion about foreign policy. No I’m not talking about mobilizing and marching into another War in the Middle East. In actuality, we don’t even have enough money to do so thanks to the last 16 years of Shopping-Spree-type-spending. We’ve witnessed this from Congress, and from Presidents that have been blatantly selfish and irresponsible on both sides of the aisle. But what we must receive from the platforms in the next two weeks—after both conventions subside— is a strategy to keep you and I both safe and build up the force that protects us, the U.S. Military. Is that too much to ask for? I hesitate to check either party’s platform for fear of what I may find. 

– Security through massive Defense Budget Increases 

OR

–  Insecurity through disregard of the threats at hand

Both are unacceptable to a country plagued with debt and threatened by foreign danger.

Oh Christian, stop fear mongering… Well our Military is now down to the smallest it has been since WWI, which at the time was pitifully smaller than nations like Portugal. Furthermore, China is projected to have a larger Navy than the U.S. by 2020. Keep in mind that we have dominated the Seas for over a century—we are up for a rude awakening.

May I also mention that the man who is responsible for the coup in Turkey happens to reside in America! That’s right, the man who funded and who is now being blamed for organizing the uprising resides here in Pennsylvania. Dear Thinkers, use your head. I’m sure you are able to discern that things are not advantageous for us if this be the case.

Erdegon is soon going to meet with Putin in person to discuss a strategy and I can’t help but feeling that  the two of them won’t have anything great to say about the ‘Good Ol’ Land of the Free”. Keep in mind Turkey now has the second largest land army in NATO. How the heck did that happen?

The answer is that Canada, France, Germany, and Great Britain have been screwing around with downsizing and Leftist policies that effectively defunded and decimated their military strength, let alone their ability to defend themselves from Terrorism and the threats that loom—which is exactly my point! We, the American people, cannot, come November, whether it be Clinton, Trump, or Peyton Manning (who—now that he’s retired—I’m starting to think we should all vote for) sign on to either platform if they are not concentrated on keeping you and I safe. Because no Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Fireman, School Teacher, Lawyer, Developer, Medical Doctor, or Salesman wants to live in disarray. Only you and I can ensure our safety at the ballot box. We must demand it out of our self centered politicians.

We deserve peace and safety. You and I don’t want to worry about Terror, we have enough stress in our daily lives…We deserve domestic tranquility—and guess what, this is only achieved through absolute strength. Nobody steals Milk Money from Chuck Norris. And when someone attempts to inflict harm on us, the youth are the individuals who have to answer the call. They alone pay the price in combat. Protect our young men and women. If you are my age (draft age), you carry all the more incentive to drop the dainty peace-sign, protesting, anti-military, disposition and listen to me. Peace is wrought through deterrence. And we ought to be wise with today’s “Milk Money”, for it renders tomorrow’s ability to safeguard such funds. This type of Realism will provide for a prosperous future—a country that is so impregnable and forceful that outward evils will shiver in their caves with nightmares and teddy-bears. Do not vote for anything less. 

 

Christian Rogers

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“WE NEED MORE DUDES”

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Today’s Quote

“That doesn’t sound very tough to me.”– President Barack Obama

Time Check

Dec. 4, 1783 – Gen. George Washington said farewell to his officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York.

Dec. 4, 1942 – U.S. bombers attacked the Italian mainland for the first time during World War II.

Dec. 4, 1973 – Pioneer 10 reached Jupiter.

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Iss. 41

Dec. 4, 2015

Dear Thinkers,

 

“We want more dudes!” said the President. 

Or at least it sounded something like that. The talking points that have been spilling out of the White House over the past few weeks have echoed this theme ever since the infamous tragedy witnessed in Paris. 

This is at least what I got out of it, but the actual words of the Press Secretary Josh Ernest, and even Mr. Obama himself seemed to be utterly different(yet they carried the same meaning). Obama absconded his desires when he criticized his opposition for being “worried about three-year-old orphans.” He went on to say “That doesn’t sound very tough to me.”

Here lies the problem. They just specifically spoke of a young child! But that is of course, not the end of the debate. That 3-year-old child doesn’t get here by itself does it? In my past experiences I’ve found that most 3-year-olds for some reason do not know how to traverse the Atlantic and march across the U.S. border on their own. That would be idiotic. That would mean that someone is obviously taking that 3-year-old here….but let’s not get distracted by this straw man(which is what the White House wants), because there is little evidence to show that orphans are the ones who we are talking about. 

Of course there are going to be refugees when you destabilize countries and turn people’s home streets into battlefields, and this was clear when they (The Administration) supported toppling dictators in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and currently in Syria with Assad. We are propping up and arming radical rebels in order to accomplish our mission! For instance, the rocket that shot down the Russian rescue chopper was supplied by the United States to these Radical Rebels(like Al Queda and ISIS).  

More on that next week, but for the time being, let’s ignore the cause and just look at the consequences. 

Over the past 3 years, Europe has seen massive amounts of immigration, almost to the point of an invasion. Why is this bad? Well these countries are receiving massive onslaughts of not women and orphans, but instead military age men(18 to 25). So when Obama says,“Slamming the door in the face of refugees would betray our deepest values. That’s not who we are. And it’s not what we’re going to do,” it makes you wonder what his agenda is…

I’ll tell you what I think it is: More Dudes.

The President wants more dudes. Islamic, Jihadist, DUDES. Now I’m not sure why, and I won’t guess because that would be based completely on speculation. But there is a fundamental truth that the President’s policies have resulted in nothing but a massive migration of Dudes, and these dudes are not refugees. 

More importantly, Mr. Obama is being disingenuous. He keeps telling us about these women and children but as we have seen in Europe (just look at France), this is an Islamic invasion of the western world. And it would be silly to pretend that this would be a positive outcome all in the name of TOLERANCE.  

Obama has access to the same information that I do and the fact that he is addressing it with dishonesty is plain out wrong. 

This position I take is not being anti immigrant. It is being wise. Many will compare this scenario to the 1930’s with Jewish immigrants that the U.S. turned its back on….This is an unparalleled comparison for two reasons: Jewish people were not Nazis. There was an easy way to filter the Jew from the Nazi…. And more importantly, Muslim countries(that is what they are as they have theist Muslim governing bodies as well as sharia law in place) can take these Muslim immigrants. Iran and Saudi Arabia have decided not to, because they know that these immigrants are not “refugees”. 

In Turkey last week, (a country that has seen massive amounts of refugees) a soccer stadium had a moment of silence before the game for the French in wake of the attack. The stadium booed and interrupted the moment, signifying that they think France deserved the attacks. These are radical individuals, do we want them in our stadiums at home? I think not. 

So why do we need more dudes? This affinity for middle eastern, military age, dudes is going to ruin our country as we plan to admit north of 70,000 in the coming year. Why dudes? And if the white house is so set on it, why not admit that they aren’t talking about women and children…but normal muslim dudes as well as radical jihadists that will surely be in the mix. Until then, we should allow people to immigrate normally, WITH FULL VETTING PROCESSES. Is that not a better solution? Is that unreasonable?

But with more dudes comes more problems Mr. President, maybe that “doesn’t sound very tough to” you, but it is unwise and more accurately: Weird to keep funneling dudes into our country (as Europe has done). Get your dude obsession out of the way while you are in France this week. They have admitted more than enough and unfortunately, the dudes who shot up that Concert Hall were just some of them. How many more lie idle, waiting for their turn to strike? 

 

 

 

Christian Rogers

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HOW DEREGULATION DECIMATES OUR ENEMIES

 

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Today’s Quote

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower” – Steve Jobs

Time Check

Nov. 25, 1783 – During the Revolutionary War, the British evacuated New York. New York was their last military position in the United States. 

Nov. 25, 1867 – Alfred Nobel patented dynamite.

Nov. 25, 1990 – Poland held its first popular presidential election. 

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Iss. 40

Nov. 25, 2015

Dear Thinkers,

 

 

Last time we covered the negative effects of regulating Big Business. If you missed it here it is LINK – I highly recommend it. Today we’re going to look the opposite way through the lens. In contradistinction to regulation, the benefits of DEREGULATION are enormous, specifically military might. How does deregulating big business hurt our enemies?

 

Made in China. It’s no coincidence.

Ever since that fine print started showing up on all of our purchased goods, China has emerged as a new world Super Power. Let’s just take a look at the big players at the table during World War I: China was absent. WWII? They were a victim of Japan. Sure they started growing over time militarily with some help from the Soviet Union, but it wasn’t until 1972 when Nixon went and opened the door to trading with China.

 

At this time, in 1972, compared to a century before, there were so many new laws on the books making it hard to do business in the U.S.

As soon as Nixon made it okay, firms hopped across The Pacific to set up shop in a place less hostile to their financial interests. So how does that factor into military might?

 

In the first world war, the United States was the king of production. We were taking weapon orders like we were a fast food drive-thru, and business was good….let me add: Germany was one of the nations at the very front of the line! This wealth launched us into the “Roaring 20’s” because all of Europe owed us a ton of money, putting the United States on the map as a serious World Power.

 

In the Second World War, there was even a more direct example: The United States, as we all know, fought the largest war in the history of the world, on two fronts, on two complete opposite sides of the world, and were uncontestedly victorious. Although many factors affected the outcome, this feat would not have been possible without MASSIVE production.

 

The Production that took place in the United States during the war was unlike anyone had ever seen before. We essentially went from having a very little and unequipped standing military to the most powerful military force in the history of humanity (within about 3 years).

 

If you’re curious, here are some numbers:

http://www.nationalww2museum.org/learn/education/for-students/ww2-history/ww2-by-the-numbers/wartime-production.html

 

The assembly lines that were used for cars, and auto parts, started producing tanks and aircraft. The colossal amount of food our country had learned to produce, supported the troops stationed on all corners of the globe. The powerful garment industry that was once rooted on U.S. soil, made uniforms, boots and accessories.

 

So aside from the obvious wealth that manufacturing creates for us when it takes place on home soil, there are serious military implications that come along with outsourcing. Today China’s Navy is on track to become more powerful than our navy in the near future. China has the largest standing army in the world. They are building strategic Islands out in the middle of the Pacific as new landing bases for planes enabling long range bombing raids. They are producing the future of nuclear submarines, and their intelligence gathering(as seen in recent news) is a close rival to ours.

 

What are the ramifications of this? In the long run, many! But currently, China has claimed the South China Sea as theirs. This sounds logical and benign due to the fact that the Sea holds the word ‘china’ in its name. However, the consequences could be fatal to international shipping.

 

The South China Sea is the liquid highway for the majority of the world’s shipping as Trillions of dollars of goods pass through those international waters. If China claims this as their own, they then hold the power to shut down this passageway (or place taxes on usage) determining which countries can and cannot enter. If you don’t think this would cause conflict that may escalate to war, then you will understand when basic goods like textiles and T-Shirt prices skyrocket to the point of gas prices.

 

We instead keep downsizing our military and pushing our manufacturing overseas with business regulations that make it impossible to do business at home. So this, Dear thinkers, is how DEregulating business hurts our enemies, and how regulation makes them so powerful. And it leads one to wonder, if the world went to war today, could we win?

 

Christian Rogers

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REGULATING BUSINESS = WHAT?

 

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Today’s Quote

The bad economist sees only what the effect of a given policy has been or will be on one particular group. The good economist inquires also what the effect of the policy will be on all groups. -Henry Hazlitt

 

Time Check

Aug. 25, 1814 – The US Library of Congress was destroyed by British forces

Aug 25, 1916 – The National Park Service was established as part of the Department of the Interior.

Aug 25, 1939 – The movie “Wizard of Oz” opened around the United States. 

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Iss. 39

Aug. 25, 2015

Dear Thinkers,

Restrictions on big business are often seen to the public as a good and necessary action. The majority of people in our nation would almost unanimously agree that we need some limits to big business, and that is fine, as everyone is entitled to their opinion. But opinions based on feelings tend to be misleading, and we are easily deceived when going with “what feels right”.

Here is the fact of the matter: Limiting business with wage restrictions, taxes, government intervention, and oversight hurt our economy. That statement is based on the laws of economics—whether you agree or disagree, I will let you decide. But I remind you that ignoring the science of economics would be just as silly as concluding that you disagree with gravity simply because you felt so.

Allow me to illustrate.

You are a business owner, and you are not allowed (legally) to hire people at the wage which would allow your business to turn a profit. Instead of abandoning the business idea, you decide to outsource your business to China, where labor cost will be less. We all complain about the fact that everything we consume is made overseas, but you must remember that there was a time when the US produced everything!

Before government got in the way, we made the best cars, the best ships, the best planes—you name it. That’s what this country was built on, and we prided ourselves with supplying the world with our products. Now Europe and Asia are the leading auto producers and the rest of the world out-produces us in textiles, toys, electronic parts and much more.

But what about the middle class? We can’t allow them to get trampled by big business?!

That of course, is a valid concern. Keep in mind my friends, that throughout history there was no middle class. Big business built what we refer to as “the middle class”, there was no such thing prior to it. Now, we needn’t be silly, there will always be corrupt businesses, just as some men are crooked and some are honorable. (and you can choose to work for honest companies and consume their products, just like you can make choices to surround yourself with moral people…there may be drawbacks for making the right choice in business, just as there are in life, this is common sense) But remember: Big business creates an overwhelming amount of wealth, the very wealth that you live on today. Big business is the reason you have electricity today, the reason you have a car, the reason you have gasoline for that car, the reason for small things like taking your girlfriend/boyfriend for Icecream, and big things like having heat in the winter and air conditioning when it’s unbearably hot. For all of prior history, when it was hot out, YOU WERE HOT, it was that simple.

We take so much for granted! Big Business creates jobs—lots of them! The poor people in America are the richest people in world history.The 3 richest people of all time were not kings, pharaohs, or emperors, but men who ran business firms in america in the 1800’s, a time when government regulated very little. That’s powerful.

But Christian, come on, we need SOME regulations… I used to think that too… But I now ask, DO WE?

 

Christian Rogers

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