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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AND ISLAMIC TERRORISM

By Allan McNew

Some fret over semantics, that to say “Islamic terrorism” creates terrorism. Or that to have a detention facility like Guantanamo Bay creates terrorists, or to say that we should not bring refugees into our
nation from Islamic countries until we can properly and securely vet them is not only racist, but foments terrorism. Some even say the Crusades almost 1000 years ago causes modern terrorism.

Religion is neither a race nor a nationality, self preservation is not bigotry, to accurately describe threats is not discriminatory, and if one wishes to trot out history perhaps one should start from the beginning of the book rather than selectively pick and choose from the middle of the book.

Are all Muslims terrorists? Not by any means. However , virtually all of the religious butchery from Morocco to Indonesia, from Sweden to sub Saharan Africa has an Islamic face on it. Obviously, there is a world
wide problem when proponents of a religion, a few or all, fundamentalist or not, create such widespread, indiscriminate havoc among so many diverse peoples.

Surely semantics hasn't caused all of that, and when was the last time anyone heard of a fundamentalist Amish suicide bomber killing people in the name of God?

Mohamed forbade the nomadic, desert dwelling clans of the Arabian peninsula from raiding one another, disrupting their economy, and those nomads burst out of the desert perhaps as much to make a living as to
spread a religion, and lucrative conquest can be addictive.

People speak of Islamic terrorism in France as though it is a recent phenomenon. However, an Islamic army penetrated perhaps as much as half of what is now France and was defeated in 732 in the Battle of Tours.
It took some decades to pound them all the way back across the Pyrenees into what is now Spain, where they remained for nearly 800 years before they were gradually expelled, which was accomplished not long after Columbus first approached Isabella and Ferdinand to bankroll his voyage west.

About 650 AD there was a schism in the new religion of Islam over whether Mohamed's successor should be a relative of Mohamed or chosen by the Islamic body as a whole, Sunnis and Shiites have been
persecuting and killing each other ever since.

The United States first dealt with negative Islamic issues during President Jefferson's term. The northwest African Barbary nations demanded tribute from the United States in order for American merchant ships to operate in the Mediterranean, seizing ships and holding the crews for ransom. The “to the shores of Tripoli” part of the Marine Corps hymn originated with the American response.

As Jews and Palestinians are genetically very close, I regard the Israeli / Palestinian conflict as a four thousand year old family fight over the inheritance going back to Esau, Jacob and the temporary worth
of an inheritance being a bowl of soup. To cut it very short, the Jews occupied the inheritance for about 1500 years until the Romans dispersed them in AD 70, and they were largely absent while the Palestinians had the inheritance to themselves until the 20th century.

The larger Islamic role in the cousin's conflict is that since other Muslim peoples detest Palestinians less than they do Jews, largely because of outside religion versus inside religion, they back Muslim Palestinians.

The 1973 Arab Oil Embargo was an attempt to economically break the United States for it's support of Israel during the Yom Kippur War and a 70% increase to America's allies was to up the pressure on America.

President Jimmy Carter, naively believing everyone else on earth thinks like us, misread and meddled in Islamic Iranian politics against the Shah, which led to the 1979 revolution and the taking of US Embassy
personnel as hostages. Turns out the Shiite Ayatollah Khomeini was a fundamentalist who despised people like Carter as well as the west in general.

It is very important to understand that Wahhabi Islam, an extreme fundamentalist version of Sunni Islam, attached itself via the founder to the Saud Clan during the 16th century. The House of Saud saw it as a
path to political power, and Wahhabism is the reason Saudi Arabia is understood to be “conservative”. It is also important to note that the overall Middle Eastern culture as a whole has a tribal mentality which
lends itself to a bazillion shifting alliances in which treachery can be a virtue, to an extreme that is hard for us to culturally comprehend.

For a myriad of self serving reasons the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979. There were a large number of Muslims from diverse places and sub cultures who went to Afghanistan as Mujahideen to fight
the Russians, which provided Wahhabist Osama Bin Ladin an opportunity to build a network unavailable to him in Saudi Arabia. The US got involved to bleed the Soviets in a cold war proxy fight, providing arms and other support to what would become the core of Al Qaeda.

Starting in 1980 there was an 8 year war between Sunni Iraqi despot Saddam Hussein and Shiite Iranian despot Ayatollah Khomeini. Hussein was backed by Sunni gulf states, including Saudi Arabia, with the United States providing some intelligence to Iraq.

In 1983 a peace keeping force of US Marines as well as a French unit were suicide truck bombed with a large casualty count. Shiite Hezbollah, Shiite Syria and Shiite Iran were involved.

Saddam Hussein thought it would be a good idea to invade and annex Kuwait in 1990. GHW Bush made a deal with Saudi Arabia to place US forces on Saudi territory in a position to kick Hussein out of Kuwait.
This angered Bin Ladin, as he thought this profaned holy Islamic soil, and he declared jihad on the United States.

Iraqi intelligence forces were behind a failed attempt by Saddam Hussein to have GHW Bush assassinated with a car bomb during a 1993 visit to Kuwait.

The “Blind Sheik”, who was a personal buddy of Bin Ladin, was responsible for the 1993 truck bombing of the north World Trade Center. The “Sheik” preached a lot of hate sermons against the United States in
mosques within the US, urging every sort of violence leading to death and destruction of Americans.

Al Qaeda was behind the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia against US Air Force personnel billeted there - Saudi Arabia initially tried to pin the attacks on Shiite Hezbollah; two 1998 US Embassy
bombings in Tanzania and Kenya; and the 2000 USS Cole bombing in a Yemeni port.

Note that Bill Clinton was President from 1993 to 2001 and that current Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is all pretend horrified in 2016 about being politically incorrect about Islamic terrorism.

Of course Bin Ladin green lighted the 9/11/2003 airplane attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and probably the White House, that plane crashed in a field.

President Bush demanded that the Taliban ruling Afghanistan hand hand over Bin Ladin, who was under the protection of the Taliban. They refused, so Bush sent the troops into Afghanistan as well as Iraq in
2003.

Perhaps the most likely explanation for the invasion of Iraq is the news clip of GW Bush looking the most emotional and angry I have ever seen him where he said of Saddam Hussein, “He tried to kill my daddy!” GW wasn't putting on a show for the camera.

It turns out that Hussein, ruling with a brutal, Stalin like iron fist, kept wanna be Islamic terrorists out of Iraq, and who knows the validity of the theory that Hussein packed "weapons of mass destruction" off to Iranian ally Shiite Syria? He sent his air force to Shiite enemy Iran to keep it from being destroyed.

Bush finally realized he couldn't run wars on the cheap while expecting democracy to stick to tribal societies like spaghetti tossed on the wall went nowhere, Abu Bakr Al Bagdadi returned to the roots of Wahhabism
with ISIS, and Obama pretends that if we play kissy-poo nice with apocalyptic terrorists while handcuffing the troops and telling ISIS everything he knows they will quit playing patty cake with us and go away.

In the meantime, like President Bill Clinton used Jimmy Carter to give North Korea the bomb, President Obama used John Kerry to give the bomb to Iran. And, like Ayatollah Khomeini rewarded President Carter for backing him against the Shah by taking the US embassy staff as hostages, so Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei kidnapped 20 American sailors and put them on humiliating worldwide display – and Kerry thanked him for it.

Hillary Clinton was around for much of it, and she's a lunatic for saying that Trump breeds terrorism.

What dumb asses they are for how they deal with Shiite Persians, and double dumb asses for how their nut ball world view thinks they can reason with 7th century, Sunni Wahhabist killers like ISIS.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

When Patriots Become Domestic Terrorists

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Patriotism is love of country, not love of government.  The federal government was created by the United States Constitution to handle the issues required to protect, preserve and promote the union, and the sovereignty of the States.  Internal issues are not within the constitutional authority of the federal government.

The original intent of the Second Amendment was to ensure that the citizens of the United States were able to protect their States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. . . including to fight against tyranny perpetrated by the federal government, should it begin to disregard the limitations placed on it by the Law of the Land.

Throughout the country patriotic Americans who understand and support the original intent of the United States Constitution have banded together, formed groups, and in some of them, have taken arms to ensure they are properly trained and ready in case the dangers on the horizon encroach upon our liberty.

The Washington Post has recently focused upon a group of Americans in Oregon who have gathered together to work together to defend liberty, if necessary - and in true leftwing fashion, labeled them as if they were a danger to society - considering the members of the group domestic terrorists.  This is the same Washington Post that ignores the dangers put forth by Islamic refugees to this country, and supports the socialist wave of evil being used to fundamentally change the American System into something foreign to our country, and something never intended by the Founding Fathers.

According to the writer at the Washington Post, while the patriots in Oregon demand that the federal government cease their systematic abuse of land rights, gun rights, freedom of speech and other liberties, "law enforcement officials call them dangerous, delusional and sometimes violent, and say that their numbers are growing amid a wave of anger at the government that has been gaining strength since 2008, a surge that coincided with the election of the first black U.S. president and a crippling economic recession."

You know, it's interesting. Most of the law enforcement officials I have met disagree with the Washington Post's claim, and agree with those preparing for the worst, just in case the tyranny of the federal government turns to gun confiscation and internment of those who dare to oppose government tyranny.  "Be armed, and have plenty of ammo," one police officer in a western Inland Empire City told me.

The "defensive unit" in Oregon has about 30 members.  They practice firearms usage once per week with training that includes the younger members of the group as well.  They also learn how to treat combat injuries.

“It doesn’t say in our Constitution that you can’t stand up and defend yourself,” B.J. Soper, founder of the Central Oregon Constitutional Guard said. “We’ve let the government step over the line and rule us, and that was never the intent of this country.”

A likely minority of law enforcement, but portrayed as if all law enforcement would say such a thing, the Washington Post reports that law enforcement officials and the watchdog groups that track the self-styled “patriot” groups (watchdog groups that are leftwing propaganda organizations, in other words) "call them anti-government extremists, militias, armed militants or even domestic terrorists. Some opponents of the largely white and rural groups have made fun by calling them Y’all Qaeda or Vanilla ISIS."  (Notice that?  They say these patriot groups should be compared to terrorist organizations, yet these same people at the Washington Post refuse to acknowledge that the Middle East terrorist organizations are products of Islam.  Also notice they were careful to point out the members of these patriot groups are "largely white."

One of the "watchdog groups" named in the article by the Washington Post is the Southern Poverty Law Center.  The "center" is a racist, hard left mess of ideological hate.  They don't monitor extremism.  They "are" extremism.  Anyway, the Washington Post claims the SPLC's "extremist list" has gone from 150 groups in 2008 to a current number of about a thousand.

That's nothing to be worried about.  A massive number of Americans are armed.  If they wanted to be "dangerous," that would have happened long ago.  The increase of groups is not a confirmation of danger, but a confirmation that Americans are waking up to the tyranny being offered by the Democrat Party's big government influence in the federal government.

Because of President Obama’s unconstitutional and anti-American policies, anger has emerged.  The Washington Post calls the anger "anti-government" anger.  That ties into Harry Reid's comment calling the Tea Party a bunch of "anarchists."

The label "anti-government anger" shows how ignorant the leftist writers of the Washington Post truly are.  Patriots preparing for the worst are not "anti-government."  They are "anti-unconstitutional government."  They are pro constitutional government.  "Patriot Groups" have no problem with the existence of the federal government.  Patriots have a problem with a federal government that refuses to operate within the authorities (and therefore, within the limitations) granted to it by the United States Constitution.

The writer makes reference of Ruby Ridge and Waco, Texas (ignoring the fact that the government murdered a massive amount of people for daring to be armed and standing in defiance of the federal government and instead puts the blame on the folks attacked by the federal government at Ruby Ridge and Waco) and then follows up with a mention of Timothy Mc­Veigh as if that sicko should even be mentioned in the same breath as those fine Americans up in Oregon who form the Central Oregon Constitutional Guard.  The writer, to try to connect McVeigh to these patriots, then explains McVeigh mentioned Ruby Ridge and Waco before being executed for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.

The article in the Washington Post called the current growth in number of armed patriot groups a “Second Wave” that is spreading across the country.  It's "fueled by the Internet and social media," says the Washington Post, parroting J.J. MacNab, an author and George Washington University researcher who "specializes in extremism,"  "Social media has allowed individuals or small groups such as Soper’s to become far more influential than in the 1990s, when the groups would spread their message through meetings at local diners and via faxes."

Hmmm, starting to sound like Facebook, with a desire to silence anything online that dares to speak in dissent of the liberal left. . . 

The misinformation piece by the Washington Post then tries to soil the perfectly understandable 2014 standoff at Cliven Bundy’s ranch in Nevada, and similar armed face-offs last year at gold mines in Oregon and Montana.

In short, the originalist interpretation of the United States Constitution is being killed by professors and lawyers who claim the opinions of ideologues in black robes are the true definition of constitutional law.  The reality is, the federal government is following a path seen often in history, and one at complete odds with the U.S. Constitution.  Historically, the only consequence of the federal government's actions is an eventual eroding of all liberties, destruction of the value system in place, a silencing of opposition, and the enslavement or death of those who stand in opposition.  Socialism, statism, and other leftist positions always end with blood and death.  The only way to combat it is a spiritual awakening.  A return to godliness.  And, a peaceful (if possible) revolution conducted by patriotic Americans that returns us to the original intent of the United States Constitution.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

The Cost of Socialism

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Venezuela is in flames as a result of the country chasing the lies of socialism.  Greece was the first of the European countries chasing the failure of socialism to collapse.  History provides example after example after example of the failure of socialism.  Anytime government is given more power over local systems it becomes an oligarchy, and anytime an oligarchy is in place the inevitable result is always collapse, death, and misery.  Such is the nightmare chased by the Democrat Party in our country.  Such is the platform of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential Election.

To achieve their utopia, supporters of leftwing politics requires chaos.  Destruction of the old system so that they may rebuild a new one.  Dissent is discouraged, and eventually outlawed.  Language is used to silence the opposition, to defeat those who would dare stand in the way of the rise of a new system.  At first, dissent is shouted down.  Then, dissent is violently pushed down.  Eventually, dissent against big government becomes outlawed, and those who dare to continue to stand against socialism are rounded up, arrested, and eliminated.

Bumbling Bernie Sanders may not be capable of the kind of tyranny I am describing, but the system he believes in is.  Bumbling tools pass away.  The iron fist of tyranny is always inevitable, after those who believe they have the greatest of intentions are no longer the leaders of the party.

To achieve their socialistic utopia, the disruption of the current system is paramount.  Any argument against illegal aliens is labeled as discrimination against Hispanics.  Defense of traditional terms and institutions becomes labeled as discrimination against certain groups of behaviors that were once considered mentally ill.  Attempting to stand against the wholesale slaughter of babies in the womb becomes labeled as a war on women. Phrases and terms become outlawed.  Dissent becomes illegal.  The opposition to bigger government is silenced, and forced into the four walls of one's private residence, while it is still considered to be privately owned.  In the end, however, even privacy is outlawed.  Individuals can't be trusted with their own thoughts in the privacy of their own spaces.  They may think dissent.  And if their is dissent against socialism in a society, those people may act upon their thoughts.  Therefore, dissent cannot be allowed.

The liberal left progressives define their tyranny as justice.  Social Justice.  Economic Justice.  All dissent will be punished.  "If you are not with the program, you are against justice," they will tell you.  Who can tolerated anyone who stands against justice?

Bake the cake or else you will lose your business for daring to think differently and oppose sexual justice.  Allow illegal aliens to vote and receive taxpayer funded benefits or else you will be branded as standing against racial justice.  Say nothing as Islamic migrants commit violence against free society or else you are an Islamophobe and are refusing to support justice for Muslims.  Marry the gay couple or else you are a homophobe and the government will force you to comply.  Otherwise, you are an enemy of social justice.

Socialism always results in the destruction of the previous system.  Democrats can cry out "Do you really think that can happen here in America?  Don't be silly!" all they want, but they forget that it was not their system of government that made America prosper.  It was a system of limited government that restrained the powers of the federal government that built this into the exceptional land that it is.  America became great because of the American System founded upon through the United States Constitution.  The cost of socialism has us in a downward spiral.  The influence of big government intrusion as prescribed by the Democrat Party has the United States on the ropes.  The Cost of Socialism, if we do not reclaim the American System, will be the same as it always has been in history.  Collapse.  Failure.  Misery.  Hunger.  The fires of violence and death.

Only a return to the godly values of our foundation, and a restoration of the United States Constitution in its originally intended form can keep the United States from suffering through the consequences of the rising cost of socialism.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Monday, May 30, 2016

MEMORIAL DAY 2016 - THE FINAL INSPECTION

Provided by Anita in Canada

The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

'Step forward now, soldier ,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?'

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,
'No, Lord, I guess I have not.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep...
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills just got too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear..
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

'Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell.'

Author Unknown

Much love to all our veteran's families for their sacrifice to protect us. God bless the veterans and their families!

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Memorial Day: True Meaning

By Douglas V. Gibbs -

As the sun takes its final bow towards the horizon, and Memorial Day Weekend comes to an end, I wonder how many truly gave their thoughts and prayers to the military members who have fallen in the time of war for the freedom that the United States of America stands for.  Did the politicians stop campaigning for one day?  Did the workers set aside their tasks to drop to a knee and remove their hat in prayer?  Did the family come together to discuss the history of this great country, and the blood shed for her liberty?  Did Americans say a simple thank you to the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen who sacrificed all they had for the welfare of those they never met?

The weekend was not about hot dogs and hamburgers, trips to the beach or an amusement park.  I suppose those things are okay to do, but the reason for the activity on a three-day weekend is not simply an extra day off.  The freedom to engage in those activities have been paid for, and just one day a year we are supposed to pause for a moment and say thank you to those who have fallen.

A simple prayer and a thank you.  That is all they ask.  Freedom, after all, is not free, and lives have been paid to ensure America continues along its path of liberty, and exceptionalism.

The following video, and images, say more than I could possibly muster on my own.










From Sea to Shining Sea. . . 

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Liberal, Thy Name is Hypocrite

By Alex Ferguson
www.conservativecannonade.org

Liberal, thy name is hypocrite!  How many times have we been subjected to the rantings of self-righteous, aging, spoiled brat refugees from the New Left denouncing so-called "right-wing hate speech?"

Thus, was the beginning of a letter written April 8, 1999 to a local newspaper.

Has anything changed since?


-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary




Memorial Day - Far Away



-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Memorial Day 2016: Sacrifice, and the Thanks of an Entire Country


-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Murrieta Memorial Day Service


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Memorial Day 2016: All Heroes

By Douglas V. Gibbs

In 1988 I was discharged from the United States Navy with a Service-Connected Injury.  As I began my journey through the Veteran's Administration network, I found the blessed opportunity to get to know at the time a number of World War II Veterans.

While I waited for my appointments each time I visited the VA, the conversations with these members of the greatest generation were amazing.  I heard harrowing tale after harrowing tale of confrontations with the Germans and the Japanese.  Vicious air battles, bloody ground battles, and bombings of restaurants while G.I.s rested in front of a relaxing meal in what they thought would be a safe place to eat in France.  And when I wasn't talking to WWII vets, Korea Vets, and Vietnam Vets were also eager to discuss their time in the military with a younger version of themselves.  They did most of the talking.  As far as I was concerned, my military experiences were hardly very compelling compared to the stories I was hearing from these heroes.

One veteran told me about the tales his grandfather had told him about his time in the War Between the States, and others forwarded stories from their fathers and grandfathers that included World War I, and the Spanish-American War.  All of these tales were laced with honor and heroism, and the stories of those who lost their lives during the fight.  I was told of men who were willing to lay down their lives for the freedoms of others - for people who they had never met.  They were willing to place their live on the line on battlefields far from their home.  These fallen heroes selflessly fought against the tyranny of their era, and their heroism lived on in the memories of those old veterans at the VA center who were telling the tales of their fallen comrades.

On each Memorial Day my memories always stir back to those days at the VA Hospital.  I remember the tales of the fallen military heroes.  Now, decades later, I am sure nearly all of those men I spoke to back then have passed on to the next place.  Yet, they live on in my memories, their conversations dancing through the lobbies and corridors of the VA facility back in the late 80s and 90s.  Their faces, their tales, and their memories of their fallen brothers in arms live on in the memories of folks like myself who have heard those stories, and retell them now and then to our friends and family.

Let us not forget the veterans who carried the promise of liberty long ago, the military personnel who fought in and before the War Between the States, going all the way back to the veterans of the Revolutionary War.  Each and every one of them were willing to pledge their Lives, their Fortunes, and their sacred Honor to secure the Blessings of Liberty to themselves, and to those that were not yet born.  They fought against determined enemies to protect the union of States, and the concepts the United States of America were* founded upon.  These courageous warriors did all of this without as much as a second thought.  "Freedom is not free" is something they understood, and did not take for granted.  It was the right thing to do, and they realized that eternal vigilance is required to maintain freedom.  Complacency, even in the military regarding the fight to protect liberty, is a dangerous thing, and can be destructive to a society that allows it to creep in.

On Sunday I visited the grave of my Grandfather who fought in World War II.  I was joined there by my dad who fought as a United States Marine in Vietnam.  My litany of friends and shipmates from all of the branches of the military who participated in some kind of conflict, often in the Middle East, also served bravely.  And all of them knew someone who died in the theater of war they served in.  That is what Memorial Day is for.  Memorial Day is our opportunity to remember each of those fallen Americans, for it was their sacrifice that enables us to continue to maintain a society that Secures the Blessings of Liberty.  It was their willingness to put their lives on the line that we are forever grateful for, and I only hope they found their peace in the Arms of the Lord after it was all over for them.

In short, "Thank you."

God Bless America, and those who have fought and died to ensure our freedom continues.  But we must remember, complacency is a killer of liberty.  Eternal vigilance is necessary.  The bloody battles to protect freedom will never end, as long as there are those that are determined to destroy liberty, and there are those who are determined to protect it.

",,,can history produce an instance of a rebellion so honourably conducted? I say nothing of it's motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness. God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion.  The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13 states independant 11 years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure. Our Convention has been too much impressed by the insurrection of Massachusets: and in the spur of the moment they are setting up a kite to keep the hen yard in order. I hope in god this article will be rectified before the new constitution is accepted." - Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, Paris, 13 Nov. 1787

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

* "were" was used after "United States of America" because the plurality of the States was a key part of the Constitutional Principles of the time.  In fact, it may have been more appropriate to call the country at the time (as it is in the Declaration of Independence) the "united States of America."

Cost of the Invaders

By Anita in Canada



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awlCDgR9QoY#t=448

At 8:01 in the above video we are able to see what the costs of Islamic invaders posing as refugees and migrants are and how they are trying to destabilize the world wide monetary system.

The wives are left behind. Not a word about them. This is all fishy.

Why is the West accepting Jihad age men who say they left their wives behind?

Among the horde of migrants immigrating into Europe and North America are crime producers, rapists, and torturers of girls and boys - and they demand more and more money and cars, etc.

Within the Migrant Camps are caches of rifles and grenades. These weapons have been used already, but police are too fearful to go into their compounds, and in fact are not allowed to go into their compounds, to see if these instruments of war are inside the camps.  The refugees, because of a blind leftist willingness to support them, are free to do whatever they want.

In Sweden, alone, as a result of Muslim infiltration in the name of migration, the occurrence of rapes in that country has increased by 1,470%!

There have been reports out of Europe that high school girls have to do all the invaders cleaning and laundry.  Some girls have left school. It is not safe for them to walk to school because the invaders have free roam of the city. They also kidnap the little children for their rapes. Sick.

Merkel in Germany gives them free reign to do anything they want and more and more money to boot. For booze, drugs, grenades, etc. Then there are the cars they have stolen and it is impossible for the citizens to get them back.

Canada is working towards doing the same.

Trudeau has taken perfectly happy people out of their apartments and homes and planted Muslim Migrants in their place. Many have asked to be taken back to their own countries. But Turdeau isn't listening to that part.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, BORDER WALL, AND VIOLENT PROTESTS AT TRUMP RALLIES

By Allan McNew

Illegal immigration is a complex issue which both extreme sides reduce to single problem – single solution agendas, neither which is a good solution. One destructive approach is to spin largely legal and economic issues into a race war.

The early 1980s illegal immigration issue (hemispherical recession, oil revenue slump instigated by the Saudis, Mexican economy over-dependent on Pemex oil revenue, Mexican governmental ineptness and corruption, American employers hiring basement cheap foreigners instead of Americans after 1981 recession) forced Congress to concoct and pass the 1986 immigration bill to address public outrage, which was sold to the public as a one time amnesty balanced with robust enforcement. The enforcement provision of that bill was promptly ignored by Congress just as soon as a hoodwinked Reagan signed the bill, which he later acknowledged was a mistake.

I know far more than one person with mixed Latin American ancestry and at least two legal immigrants from Latin America who denounce illegal immigration in decidedly politically incorrect terms.

On the other hand, there has been about 55 years of race baiting rhetoric to the effect “the white man is out to get you” in addition to dividing the population into groups representing ancestry, gender and
more, then effectively setting them all against one another for some grotesquely insane reason or another.

So, after 30 years of Congress quietly refusing to fund and further immigration law Congress itself passed, several Presidents quietly refusing to faithfully execute the same law – they are Constitutionally required and sworn to execute the laws passed by Congress, and three generations of race obsessed activists ceaselessly pimping victimization to people with Latin American ancestry, when one Presidential candidate talks about building a wall on the border it brings out the crowds on
both sides of the immigration issue. What I’m waiting for is for an honest politician who has the pelotas to address the role of American employers and the significant portion of those coming here now, unlike the past, who don’t come here to work – and I’ve heard plenty about those from both legal and illegal immigrants, which is a lot more convincing to me than any sort of rhetoric emanating from sheet wearing troglodytes.

The above comprises the bulk of my opinion piece printed in the Record
Gazette 5/27/16: http://www.recordgazette.net/opinion/letters_to_editor/response-to-letter/article_3ec813ee-2355-11e6-a7b2-9fcd7b9085e5.html

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

California's Bathroom Madness Fight Irony

By Douglas V. Gibbs

In California, the madness regarding who can use the girls or boys bathroom, depending upon which bathroom they feel like using, is nothing new.

According to Charisma News:

In August of 2013, long before "bathroom access" for transgendered people became a national issue, California lawmakers passed a statute that allows access to opposite-sex public school facilities.

In the 90 days that followed passage of the law, Privacy For All Students (PFAS) collected more than 620,000 signatures of registered California voters to qualify a referendum to overturn the new law. But elections officials disqualified more than 20 percent of the signatures, leaving the referendum effort more than 17,000 signatures short of the requirement to qualify for the ballot.

PFAS has been in court ever since, battling "scores of government attorneys" who have been trying to withhold both the disqualified names and the reason for their rejection. But the Secretary of State and 55 counties had resisted production of these documents, citing undisclosed privacy concerns.


Now, a Superior Court judge in Sacramento has finally granted a motion to compel the production of documents requested by their attorneys from the Pacific Justice Institute.

"Today the court gave us a roadmap that we believe will ultimately allow us to prove that the necessary signatures were submitted to qualify the referendum," PJI Chief Counsel Kevin Snider said. "We are pleased that the court rejected attempts by elections officials to prohibit access to this necessary information."

The irony of the county and state officials' concerns over privacy wasn't missed on PFAS executive committee member Gina Gleason.

"It is difficult to miss the irony of elections officials using privacy as grounds for opposing production of evidence to back their claims," she said. "Privacy For All Students sought to qualify this referendum to protect the privacy of school children threatened with unwanted exposure under the new law."

The court also issued a protective order to assure that documents produced were treated as confidential. Karen England, a privacy advocate and member of PFAS's executive committee said the people of California "object to bullies in bathrooms and bullies in elected office."

"We are now one step closer to maintaining privacy for all students in public school bathrooms, showers and locker rooms," she added.


-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

HILLARY CLINTON CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'

Satire by Allan McNew (warning: Some adult themes)

By Independent Correspondent Marvin J. Finklewitz, Jr.

Special to the Pistachio

It was late at night and an all female crowd packed the Castro Theater in San Francisco. “I'm the only one” by Melissa Etheridge was playing over the sound system, there was a mysterious veiled object next to the podium, and a powerful spotlight was trained on Hillary's solar powered microphone. A giant Jane Addams portrait was a prominent backdrop.

Toward the end of the song, Clinton appeared wearing an Ellen DeGeneres pantsuit and sporting a butch haircut matched with oversize hoop earrings. The crowd went wild with applause and cheers.

When the noise died down, the song “Drive” by Melissa Ferrick came on. Two scantily clad, attractive women approached the veiled object next to the podium and removed the curtain, which revealed Clinton's tattered “This is going to the White House” talking pudendum prop, which had some duct tape holding it together from it's rough treatment at the Natchawatchee Band of Casino Indians Freeway Casino.

The crowd went wild.

Hillary stood on stage smiling and waving for a while, the song “I kissed a girl” by Katy Perry came on and Clinton walked through the main isle, exchanging hand shakes, air kisses, and the occasional, full on French kiss accompanied by a mutual grope.

Clinton eventually exited the front door, whereupon she noticed a large crowd of men filling Castro Street and spilling down the block. As this was in the Castro District of San Francisco, about half were naked and some were wearing Village People costumes.

To her left was Bernie Sanders, wearing only a leather harness and a Greek fisherman's cap. To her right was Donald Trump with huuuge hands attached to fingers like giant knackwurst and a post it note preserving his modesty. Moammar Kadhaffi was in the crowd, as were Ambassador Stevens, Smith, Woods and Doherty. A reset button with the word “nyet” on it was thrown at her from somewhere in the pack. A mysterious gust of wind blew a pile of redacted sheets labeled “Top Secret” around her feet. Resembling Tinker Bell with Dragonfly wings, finger sized Monica Lewinski, Jennifer Flowers and Paula Jones were flitting in her face. FBI Director James Comey was to her side watching and taking notes on a little scratch pad. Newt Gingrich's face was on the freshly risen full moon. Abu Bakr al-Bagdadi stood half out of a recessed doorway a couple
of blocks away, pointing her out to a little boy wearing a suicide vest.

The mob began chanting “What's your problem with men?” and began advancing on Clinton in a zombie manner. Clinton turned and tried to open the theater door, but it was locked. She pounded on the door while a hundred hands grasped her, pulled her back from the door…

… And she woke up with her heart pounding, slowing realizing she was safe in her own shaking bed. Hillary looked over at Bill, who was lying on his side with his back to her, elbow twitching in time with the bed shaking. She yelled “Knock it off, Bill!” and punched him in the kidney as hard as she could.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

43 Republicans Who Voted to Support Obama's Insane Bathroom Agenda

By Douglas V. Gibbs

President Barack Obama's royal decree that all States, schools and Americans must abide by his demand that grown men in dresses be allowed to tinkle in the toilet in girl's restrooms beside your daughters, wives and mothers and walk into the showers of girl's locker rooms without a word against it has gone beyond a simple pen and a phone verbal edict.  Congress attempted to put a legislative bite to it, too, also threatening as Obama did a withholding of federal funds.  The attempted extortion against the States and education industry failed.  Congress voted to reject the proposal.

The vote, however, revealed quite a bit.

43 Republicans voted with the Democrats to support the federal government's attempt to justify the mental illness of gender confusion.

Here is a list of the 43 Republicans who voted for the amendment:

Justin Amash, Mich.
Susan Brooks, Ind.
Mike Coffman, Colo.
Ryan Costello, Pa.
Carlos Curbelo, Fla.
Rodney Davis, Ill.
Jeff Denham, Calif.
Charlie Dent, Pa.
Mario Diaz-Balart, Fla.
Bob Dold, Ill.
Daniel Donovan, N.Y.
Tom Emmer, Minn.
Michael Fitzpatrick, Pa.
Rodney Frelinghuysen, N.J.
Chris Gibson, N.Y.
Joe Heck, Nev.
Will Hurd, Texas
Darrell Issa, Calif.
David Jolly, Fla.
John Katko, N.Y.
Adam Kinzinger, Ill.
Leonard Lance, N.J.
Frank LoBiondo, N.J.
Tom MacArthur, N.J.
Martha McSally, Ariz.
Pat Meehan, Pa.
Luke Messer, Ind.
Erik Paulsen, Minn.
Bruce Poliquin, Maine
Tom Reed, N.Y.
David Reichert, Wash.
Jim Renacci, Ohio
Tom Rooney, Fla.
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Fla.
John Shimkus, Ill.
Elise Stefanik, N.Y.
Fred Upton, Mich.
David Valadao, Calif.
Greg Walden, Ore.
Mimi Walters, Calif.
David Young, Iowa
Todd Young, Ind.
Lee Zeldin, N.Y.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Obama: World Leaders Are Rattled by Trump

By Douglas V. Gibbs

The supporters of Donald Trump, after hearing Obama say that the world is rattled by Trump, probably said, "Good, they should be rattled!"  They, Trump's supporters, want the leftist opposition of the American System to be nervous.

Regarding President Obama's criticism of Trump while on foreign soil, the Washington Post concluded that "The scene was striking: an American president, standing before reporters on foreign soil, declaring that one of his potential successors had 'rattled' other heads of state because he had displayed 'either an ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude' about them.

So says the historic president who won the Nobel Peace Prize based on his peacenik rhetoric, but who has been at war with various players around the world since he took office.  Obama has been destructive, has placed our allies at risk, has weakened the United States and her ability to defend herself, has encouraged Russia and China to become aggressive and begin a new era of Russian and Chinese expansionism, and the Middle East is on fire.  But he, Mr. Obama, says the world is worried about Trump.

Trump's supporters see the worried words of leftist leaders as a badge of honor.  Or, could the world's leaders know something the Trump supporters don't?

One thing is for sure, Trump's words portray him as a no-nonsense guy when it comes to foreign policy.  His supporters believe he's not going to put up with leaders who disrespect American interests, and the billionaire has been unapologetic to Obama, and the rest of his critics.
“When you rattle someone, that’s good because many of the world, as you know, many of the countries in our world, our beautiful world, have been absolutely abusing us and taking advantage of us,” he said at a news conference in Bismarck, N.D. “So if they’re rattled, in a friendly way, we’re going to have great relationships with these countries.”

Obama has explicitly criticized Trump several times this year, saying the presidency requires sober judgment, and some leaders have asked him about Trump’s most controversial remarks. At the G-7 summit the president said foreign leaders are “surprised” by Trump and that they “are not sure how seriously to take some of his pronouncements.”

“But they’re rattled by it — and for good reason — because a lot of the proposals that he’s made display either ignorance of world affairs or a cavalier attitude or an interest in getting tweets and headlines instead of actually thinking through what it is that is required to keep America safe and secure and prosperous, and what’s required to keep the world on an even keel,” Obama said.

Let that sink in for a moment.  Obama, the biggest joke in American History regarding world affairs, is accusing his possible successor of being ignorant of world affairs.

It has been noted that no President since World War II, and perhaps longer, has ever chastised his potential successor before.  Once again, Obama is proving he is a historic blunder.

British Prime Minister David Cameron called the proposed Muslim ban “stupid and wrong,” while Sadiq Khan, the new Muslim mayor of London, said Trump is “ignorant” about Islam. Trump, for his part, called Khan’s comments “very nasty” and told ITV host Piers Morgan to convey a message to Cameron: “Tell him I will remember those statements.”

Remember, the Muslim no-go zones are multiplying like rabbits in Britain, and the Muslim violence against Brits has been increasing as the Muslim migrants have flooded into the country.

Former Mexican president Vicente Fox has used an expletive to describe Trump’s wall-building scheme, and even Pope Francis referred to it in scathing terms by telling journalists aboard his papal plane that “a person who thinks only about building walls . . . is not a Christian.”

Never mind that the Vatican is surrounded by walls, or that the southern Mexican border is fenced, and heavily guarded by armed military.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Obama's Anti-Military America

By Douglas V. Gibbs

The Democrats have created a nation divided.  We have become divided and violent.  Divide and conquer, I suppose.  The battle lines have been drawn using accusations of racism, sexism, gender bigotry, homophobia, and Islamophobia.  And now, as we approach Memorial Day, hate against our veterans, and those who gave their lives for freedom, is rearing its disgusting head.

91-Year-Old WWII Vet Beat With Oxygen Tank...

In Florida, a 91 year old World War II Veteran who flew bombing raids over Nazi-occupied Europe was attacked by a 45 year old caregiver who attempted to murder the World War II veteran by beating him in the head with his oxygen tank.  Mr. Michael Nicholas Tristino has known the caregiver for at least a decade.  She left him on the floor of his home to die on the night of May 15.

On May 20, Tristano was in good enough health to speak with the detectives. He said that the night he was attacked, he and Erickson were arguing about her payment.  He also had wounds to his wrists and forearms.

“The North Port Police Department considers crimes against children and the elderly to be some of the most severe,” city spokesman Josh Taylor said. “The public should know these types of crimes come with increased penalty enhancements. In this particular case, Erickson could receive up to life behind bars.”

Vandals Deface Vietnam War Memorial, Covered in graffiti...

In Venice, California, vandals defaced a memorial to Vietnam war veterans, covering it with graffiti from end to end.

The memorial was dedicated to service members who were listed as missing in action during the Vietnam War.

MAN DRIVES THROUGH KENTUCKY MEMORIAL CROSS DISPLAY...

In Kentucky a Memorial Day cross display was damaged by a driver who drove his vehicle through the crosses.  An estimated 160 crosses need to be repaired or replaced.  The display honors the names of more than 5,000 who served in conflicts dating back to the Revolutionary War.

Volunteers and the American Legion put the crosses up in May each year for a Memorial Day remembrance ceremony.

The driver is believed to be a local 27-year-old resident.

CRIME SCENE DECLARED AFTER LOOTING AT VIRGINIA BATTLEFIELD...

In the State of Virginia a portion of the Petersburg National Battlefield have been vandalized.  A number of places at the site have been dug up.

Petersburg National Battlefield is a 2,700-acre park, about 26 miles south of Richmond, that marks where more than 1,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died fighting during the Siege of Petersburg 151 years ago.  It is believed the diggers were attempting to locate relics such as buttons from uniforms, bullets, artillery shells and other historic items. They often sell their loot online because there is a market for Civil War relics.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Steven Crowder: Avengers - The Age of Political Correctness

Posted by Douglas V. Gibbs

MMMmmmmmm, Hulk Smash!




-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentgary

http://louderwithcrowder.com/avengers-age-of-political-correctness/#.V0oyBiFlDqA

Obama's Anti-Nuclear Moral Revolution

By Douglas V. Gibbs

President Obama is in Japan.  While Americans are prepared to thank those who lost their lives fighting for freedom on Memorial Day, Mr. Obama chose to not only abandon any presence in the United States on that important day, but has also decided that his time away during that time should be for the purpose of a Southeast Asia apology tour.  As Americans lay flags and flowers on the graves of our fallen, President Obama laid a wreath at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial on the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend.

The audience in attendance to Obama's anti-nuke visit included survivors of America’s atomic bombing in 1945.  Obama is the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima.

“Seventy-one years ago, on a bright cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed,” Mr. Obama said in opening his speech at the memorial.

“Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us,” Mr. Obama said, adding that such technology “requires a moral revolution as well.”

Mr. Obama greeted the attendees with hugs and handshakes, likely with a tear in his eye.  

While the news media says that the survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki long for an apology, no apology should be given.  In fact, the survivors should be saying "thank you" to the United States for putting a quick end to a war that would likely have resulted in many more lives lost if the bombs had not been dropped, and for an end to the totalitarian regime that had an evil grip of Japan, and the region, at the time.

While Obama says the bombing of Hiroshima demonstrated that “mankind possessed the means to destroy itself,” the bombing was actually a necessary end-move to stop a bloody World War that was the tool of dictators destroying freedom.

“We must have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them,” he said, although Obama quickly added: “We may not realize this goal in my lifetime, but persistent effort can roll back the possibility of catastrophe.”  Mr. Obama says he is calling for humanity to change its mind-set about war.  “We are determined to realize a world free of nuclear weapons,” he said.

President Obama points blame at America's dropping of atomic bombs on Japan, and the ushering in of the nuclear era.  The reality is that the blame rests on the shoulders of the evil regimes who led the world into World War II in the first place.  Thank God the United States of America was willing to make the difficult decision to drop atomic bombs so as to end the war before more bloodshed as a result of a long conventional firebombing of Tokyo and invasion of Japan's beaches was pursued.

War is not a construct of a virtuous people, but the result of evil in the world.  Because evil exists, the virtuous must face that evil, and fight against it.  War is never preferred, but to hold back evil, it is sometimes necessary.

Imperial Japan brutalized Asia, and any apology regarding Hiroshima and Nagasaki would be inappropriate.  While the Obama administration seems to believe that wallowing and knocking down America a few notches in relation to past decisions by the country during wartime will improve ties with Japan, the reality is that the best way to improve our relationship with Japan would be by protecting Japan from her warlike neighbors in North Korea and China. 

If American forces had decided to firebomb Tokyo, and invaded the beaches with various landing operations, the fanatical followers of the imperial government of Japan would have done all they could to repel the landings, and would have not stopped until dead in their desperate fight to stop the American invasion of the Japanese homeland.  They would have kept fighting until they had won, or until all Japanese were killed, because that kind of misplaced honor was more important than the disgrace of surrender.

Justification for the use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a difficult one to reach.  The question was an eerie one.  Should America keep the terrible reality of their secret weapon secret for possible future use, or humanely end the War with Japan with a massive atomic strike against the war-battered nation that may not surrender, otherwise?

The dropping of the atomic bomb on the two Japanese cities saved hundreds of thousands of lives, and possibly millions of lives - both American, and Japanese.  Without the dropping of the bombs, the War in the Pacific would have continued on for weeks, months, and perhaps years.  The Hiroshima blast killed about 80,000 people, and Nagasaki immediate fatalities numbered at about 45,000.

There had already been two B-29 incendiary raids over Tokyo, killing 125,000 people and 100,000 people respectively.

While the atomic blasts destroyed the central portion of the cities they hit, 85 square miles of Tokyo was destroyed completely by the conventional B-2 firebombing.

If no bombs had been dropped, the fanaticism of the Japanese would have not been broken.  The horrible nature of the atomic bombs forced Japan, for the sake of protecting themselves from further destruction by the atomic bombs, to surrender.  The anticipated loss of 50,000 American lives from a full-blown invasion of Japan was averted.  An untold number of lives in Japan were spared.  If, after such an invasion the Japanese people took to guerrilla warfare in the mountains, it may have taken more than a decade to end the conflict.

The atomic bomb introduced a dramatic new element to the war the Japanese were not prepared for.  They had no choice but to surrender, because unlike their willingness to fight against a conventional invasion, Japan had no answer on how to respond to such a terrible atomic weapon.

As the Japanese must have been considering when they quickly moved to surrender after the dropping of the two bombs, "If 500 bombers could wreak such destruction on Tokyo, what will 500 bombers, each carrying an atomic bomb, do?"

They were not aware that the United States had spent its entire armament of atomic bombs with the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

There is no question that the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were horrible tragedies never seen before in the history of the world.  The exact death toll from the attacks will never be truly known, but including those who died later after the immediate deaths from the blasts from radiation poisoning, at least 200,000 people perished as a result of the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan.

The truth is, however, that no matter how horrible the aftermath of the only use of atomic weapons in wartime was, President Harry Truman’s decision to use the atomic bombs against Japan ultimately saved lives.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Constitution Radio is Coming Up Next

Are we losing our culture?

Constitution Radio on KMET 1490-AM at 1:00 pm Pacific welcomes Christopher Harris today on the radio program.  During the first segment, the Executive Director of Unhyphenated America will discuss with Douglas V. Gibbs and Alex Ferguson on Constitution Radio how we are in a downward spiral that must be stopped if we are to maintain a civilized society.

Related Links:

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2016/05/sexuality-mental-illness-reaches.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2016/05/illegitimi-non-carborundum-dont-let.html

http://dailysignal.com/2016/05/26/43-republicans-join-democrats-to-support-obamas-transgender-agenda

http://www.charismanews.com/politics/issues/57354-effort-to-overturn-california-s-bathroom-bill-takes-step-forward

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2016/05/christian-schools-to-be-forcibly.html

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http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2016/05/gender-dysphoria-illegal-immigration.html

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom." -- Benjamin Franklin

After the interview, and the Constitution Quest Question of the Week, we will discuss the following AllStar/CarStar Collision Big Stories of the Week, May 28, 2016:

5. Competition is Good for America

http://capitalismmagazine.com/2013/05/the-value-of-free-market-competition/

4. Out of Control IRS

http://freebeacon.com/issues/irs-took-43-million-from-innocent-americans/

3. Unrestricted Jihad

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2016/05/islamic-state-using-nitric-acid-to-kill.html

2. Trump Bashing

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/27/us/politics/donald-trump-republican-nomination.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2016/05/26/2bb3e142-2365-11e6-9e7f-57890b612299_story.html (Obama says world leaders rattled by Trump)

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/281181-trump-warrens-a-total-hypocrite-on-housing

https://www.hillaryclinton.com/briefing/updates/2016/05/25/hillary-clinton-rejects-trumps-vision-for-america-and-vows-to-fight-for-all-hardworking-families/

1. Darkest Before the Dawn

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-american-spirit-tea-parties-and.html

Trump Secures GOP Nomination

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Unless we have shenanigans going on at the GOP Convention in July, Donald Trump is the Republican Presidential Nomination.  On Thursday the Associated Press reported he had enough unbound delegates to reach 1,237 delegates, the amount needed to reach a majority, and achieve the nomination.  The writing had been on the wall, though.  Any rivals have already dropped out of the race.

Donald Trump has still failed to secure support from Republican Establishment supporters and members, such as House Speaker Paul Ryan.  Ryan has met with Trump, and Trump has spoken favorably of the meetings.  However, Ryan has still, so far, declined to give the party outsider his support.

Members of the #NeverTrump and #NoneOfTheAbove groups continue to also refuse to support the candidate, claiming he is as much of a New York liberal as Hillary Clinton.

Mr. Trump now has 1,238 delegates, with 300 delegates remaining at stake.  The question is, will the GOP change the rules by the convention in Cleveland. . . even if on June 7 Trump secures California and the four other states holding primaries?

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Constitution Radio: Cultural Turning Point

Are we losing our culture?

Constitution Radio on KMET 1490-AM at 1:00 pm Pacific welcomes Christopher Harris today on the radio program.  During the first segment, the Executive Director of Unhyphenated America will discuss with Douglas V. Gibbs and Alex Ferguson on Constitution Radio how we are in a downward spiral that must be stopped if we are to maintain a civilized society.

Related Links:

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2016/05/sexuality-mental-illness-reaches.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2016/05/illegitimi-non-carborundum-dont-let.html

http://dailysignal.com/2016/05/26/43-republicans-join-democrats-to-support-obamas-transgender-agenda

http://www.charismanews.com/politics/issues/57354-effort-to-overturn-california-s-bathroom-bill-takes-step-forward

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2016/05/christian-schools-to-be-forcibly.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2016/05/smokers-to-have-their-children-taken.html

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2016/05/gender-dysphoria-illegal-immigration.html

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom." -- Benjamin Franklin

After the interview, and the Constitution Quest Question of the Week, we will discuss the following AllStar/CarStar Collision Big Stories of the Week, May 28, 2016:

5. Competition is Good for America

http://capitalismmagazine.com/2013/05/the-value-of-free-market-competition/

4. Out of Control IRS

http://freebeacon.com/issues/irs-took-43-million-from-innocent-americans/

3. Unrestricted Jihad

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2016/05/islamic-state-using-nitric-acid-to-kill.html

2. Trump Bashing

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/27/us/politics/donald-trump-republican-nomination.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2016/05/26/2bb3e142-2365-11e6-9e7f-57890b612299_story.html (Obama says world leaders rattled by Trump)

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/281181-trump-warrens-a-total-hypocrite-on-housing

https://www.hillaryclinton.com/briefing/updates/2016/05/25/hillary-clinton-rejects-trumps-vision-for-america-and-vows-to-fight-for-all-hardworking-families/

1. Darkest Before the Dawn

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-american-spirit-tea-parties-and.html

Donald Trump: I Will Green Light Keystone Pipeline

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Donald Trump burst on the political scene at the beginning of the 2016 Presidential Election Season by being very loud about two issues that are very important to American Voters: Immigration and Islamic Jihad.  Now that he has won the GOP nomination (or at least we believe he has - we'll see what happens at the convention), he has chosen another issue that is very popular with voters. . . and this one is designed to show a sharp contrast between himself with the Democrats - The Keystone Pipeline.

Removing Governmental Barriers

While I agree with Mr. Trump that the Keystone Pipeline should be given the Green Light, the way to create prosperity is not through the federal government making decisions, but by the federal government getting out of the way of the free market.  Besides, from a Constitutional standpoint, aside from where the pipeline crosses the national border with Canada, the Keystone Pipeline should be a decision made by each of the States along its proposed line.  In other words, the constitutional way to Green Light the Keystone Pipeline would be for President Trump (if he were to win the White House) to say: "The federal government has removed itself from the Keystone Pipeline debate.  It is completely up to the States involved.  I recommend the States fully support the pipeline, and the federal government will be glad to help if the States request assistance."  I am not sure any politician, including Donald Trump, fully understands what the federal government's limited role is truly supposed to be.

Taking on Environmental Policies

Donald Trump also has promised that he plans to roll back some of America's most ambitious environmental policies, actions that he said would revive the ailing U.S. oil and coal industries and bolster national security.  In addition to the Keystone Pipeline, he also would like to tackle the U.N. global climate accord by pulling the United States out of the agreement, and rescind environmental measures put in place by President Barack Obama designed to inject the federal government into the battle over emissions and industrial pollution.

"Any regulation that's outdated, unnecessary, bad for workers or contrary to the national interest will be scrapped and scrapped completely," Trump told about 7,700 people at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, the capital of oil-rich North Dakota. "We're going to do all this while taking proper regard for rational environmental concerns."

Once again, it should not be about outdated regulations as much as it should be about authority.  Does the federal government have the constitutional authority to be involved inside the States regarding these issues?  Absolutely not.  So, my advice to the Trump camp is for them to push the concept of State Sovereignty.  All federal regulations regarding environmental issues within the States (except for those directly related to U.S. Government properties - though, I have to admit, many of those federally owned lands were ill-gotten in an unconstitutional manner) are unconstitutional, and should be rescinded.

Stark Contrast

Having secured the Republican nomination, for the most part, Donald Trump is trying to create a stark contrast between him and his Democrat Party opponents, be it Hillary Clinton, or Bernie Sanders.  The Democrat Party candidates advocate federal influence and control on environmental issues, and using mandates enacted by the central government to outlaw fossil fuels, and force into place renewable energy technologies.  The excuse?  We have to do it to combat the make-believe battle against man-made climate change.

Trump states that the policies of the Democrats have, and will continue to, kill jobs and force the United States "to be begging for oil again" from Middle East producers.

"It's not going to happen. Not with me," he said.

Environmentalists called Trump's comments "frightening."

Energy industry giants, however, were happy to hear Trump go to bat for them.

"It’s simple. If Trump wins, oil field workers will be happy. If Clinton wins, oil workers will be unhappy," said Derrick Alexander, an operations manager at oilfield services firm Integrated Productions Services.

Imagine a World. . .

Domestic oil drilling is being encouraged by Mr. Trump, and he is saying his team in the White House will be an administration willing to cut federal regulations regarding the energy industry, and will be willing to handle the "oil cartels" with a tough hand.  Trump says the United States can achieve energy independence and reduce America's reliance on Middle Eastern producers. "Imagine a world in which oil cartels will no longer use energy as a weapon," he said.

America has more oil than Saudi Arabia, but much of it would require us to use fracking to access it - a method of extraction that is considered controversial by the Democrats.  Trump says the man-made global warming scam is a hoax, that his administration would revive hydraulic fracturing (fracking), and that he plans to do what he can to revive the U.S. coal industry.

"I want it built, but I want a piece of the profits," Trump said. "That's how we're going to make our country rich again."

After Trump opened his mouth about energy and the Keystone Pipeline, the market immediately responded, sending TransCanada's shares 29 Canadian cents higher to C$54.13 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Conservative Voice Radio: Adjustments

Conservative Voice Radio, Saturdays, 8:00 am Pacific on KMET 1490-AM.  Tune in on your radio, computer, or get the app for your smartphone.

As America adjusts to a Presidential Race where a very unconventional candidate like Donald Trump becomes the leader of the pack, the following is also in the news:

· Conflicting Reports about Egypt Flight 804 which crashed in the Mediterranean.  Was it terrorism?  Donald Trump says it was.

· 11 Anti-Gun Bills Are Moving Through the State Legislature in Sacramento.

· Beaumont Indictments for Embezzlement by seven former top city officials.

· Who should we vote for?  We'll talk a little about the upcoming primary election in California.

· ISIS is using Nitric Acid to fuel its jihad, as the terrorist organization continues to lose ground in Syria and Iraq.

· First Amendment Defense Act: U.S. Congress gets involved in the Bathroom Debate.

· Was the Bundy Ranch Showdown about more than grazing land?  One suggestion indicates it could have been all about Uranium!


Friday, May 27, 2016

POLITICAL LABELS

By Allan McNew

A person with the name or handle of Dale Day responded to my opinion piece titled WHAT IS "THE RIGHT" AND WHAT IS "CONSERVATIVE"? I wish to thank him for his response and respectfully submit a rejoinder.*

“Dale Day said...

The whole tirade about Left/Right, Liberal/Conservative is nothing but babble by political pundits trying to save their own souls. Both sides want one thing - the preservation of their own feifs.

The vast number of Americans could care less about these labels. They only want a system that keeps them safe and lets them provide for their families.”*

First, a word about your's truly:

I'm not sure of how the title of “pundit” accurately applies to me. I've spent the majority of the last forty plus years working outdoors in all sorts of weather often smelling like creosote at the end of the day. Near the beginning of that I shoveled dirt all day long for $1.65 an hour, then for about five years I smelled like a bag of cement after work. I even made a living for a while milking cows. I've worked in Death Valley in the summer and Colorado in the winter. I've worked in backyards from communities like Beverly Hills to the most genuinely poverty stricken people who still have a roof of sorts over their heads, among people of a wide variety of national and cultural origins, from densely urban to sparsely populated rural. I socially mix with all "ethnic" types from middle class to people who utilize social services. I've served on a jury and have also appeared before the bench.

I wasn't trained to write.

First, it's true that those who wield power and profit from the status quo on both political sides seek to preserve their back room empire. The long delayed public reaction is how Trump and Sanders became what they are to this election cycle. While I don't often agree with Jose Angel Gutierrez, his observation maybe 45 years ago “The Republican and Democratic parties are a two headed goat that feeds from the same trough” is on the mark, even though for maybe 40 years he has given up on the notion of a race based third political party and has worked from within the Democratic Party.

Second, it's also true most people usually don't spend much time thinking about “right” or “left” nor appear to be consumed by political agenda that is so vociferously important to some on either consciously political side. It is a further truth that most people want to be safe, secure, economically stable, happy in their pursuits and some even plan for tomorrow. While they might not habitually think in political terms, what the consciously political “right” and the “left” does or doesn't do affects them, sometimes in dramatic ways.

For example, a friend who owns a small trucking company was recently informed by the California Air Resources Board he's only allowed to run 5000 miles a year. Out of the blue, empowered by Governor Brown's “environmental protection” executive directive (even hard core progressive-socialist greenies in the legislature were too afraid of the normally Democrat friendly electorate to pass legislation introduced to do this because of the negative financial impact to their constituencies) they wantonly destroyed his livelihood. His case is echoed across many occupations and professions.

On the other end, there are people who utilize social services who might otherwise be working if not for progressive-socialist agenda killing business in California and creating a worse than Jimmy Carter economy while cynically hustling votes for the Democratic Party by blaming economic problems they cause on the political right.

Most younger Californians get their political / social notions from the educational system and media of all sorts that are dominated by the political left. Even all those years ago, I was influenced in my high school years by socio-political notions impacting the 70's which originated with the '60's counterculture, even though it wasn't a background part of education in those days. I believe that even more now than then, people who are too young to have the slightest clue as to who or what Kennedy, LBJ and Nixon were are having their subliminal notions of culture and politics formed in a direct line of succession from those who do – the communist influenced students who invaded and occupied the
administration building on campus in the late 60's are now aged professors on the inside passing the torch to their own students, and it all becomes a part of contemporary culture at large.

Therefore the valid labels of right and left, liberal and conservative applied to discussion of political differences.

WHAT IS "THE RIGHT" AND WHAT IS "CONSERVATIVE"?

http://politicalpistachio.blogspot.com/2016/05/what-is-right-and-what-is-conservative.html#links

Dale Day https://plus.google.com/107654426653312879749

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary