Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Mueller: No Evidence

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has finally spoken, and he essentially said what Attorney General Barr has been saying about his report.  There is no evidence of Russian collusion between Donald J. Trump and the Russians during the 2016 Election.

In response, the Democrats in Washington D.C. beat their chests and concluded that just because there is no evidence it doesn't mean that Donald Trump isn't guilty.

Remember, the Democrats fabricated the whole Russian collusion thing.  They made it up.  They lied about it.  And now they are surprised there is no evidence, and want to investigate further?

This is what liars do.  They must continue to prop up their lie, even if the evidence says otherwise.  They can't admit they lied, that's for sure.

So, to double down, now impeachment is on the table, again.  While there is no evidence, they will seek to impeach President Trump because of his alleged lies, collusion, and whatever else they can make up.

Could you imagine if this happened in a civilian court of law?  Could you imagine if judge and jury said, "Yeah, we have no evidence, but we are still convinced you did it, so you're going to fry, anyway."

The public would never stand for it.  Yet, that is what is happening to our president.

He wasn't supposed to win in 2016, and the Democrats are still ticked off about it.  They live and breath in the filth of their sickening deep state establishment where corruption, gun running, drug running, human trafficking and pedophelia runs amok, and Trump not only recognizes the disease for what it is, but has vowed to dismantle it.  He's an outsider who is strong enough to actually do it, and it has them scared out of their minds.  They can't be discovered.  They can't be revealed.  They can't be exposed.  But if they don't stop him, they will be.  Therefore, they are trying to stop Trump any way they can.

The thing is, I believe President Trump is fully aware of the whole mess, and he's waiting for the right moment to expose them.  He needs to make sure the evidence is so overwhelming that the normal public will be able to digest it.  It's all about timing, and the clock is ticking ... and the democrats know it.

No evidence.  Mueller is finished investigating.  There needs to be no more investigations against Trump, no more jailing of innocent people because they dared to support the man, and no more political games by the Democrats.  New investigations need to be launched, but this time against Obama and Hillary and Pelosi and so on and so on.

That's why they are freaking out.  They know if they don't stop this now, the investigations will come.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Trump is Handling China

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

President Donald J. Trump is in the midst of a serious poker game.  He plays the game with confidence, and a heck of a poker face.  The bluffing frightens even the most experienced players, but it is beginning to look like he has China exactly where he wants them.

The leftist followers of the Keynesian economic theory believe that the cause of the Great Depression just prior to World War II was the Smoot-Hawley Act, a series of tariffs that took American economics to new protectionist highs.  The reality is that while the act definitely didn't help matters, the true culprit was the still young Federal Reserve System, and leftwing policies put into place by President Hoover, and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Nonetheless, the tariffs of Smoot-Hawley were blamed, and any kind of tariffs or protectionist policies tend to make liberal and liberal-light economic folks nervous to the point they begin sweating down the crawl of their backs.  So, when President Trump began his economic campaign by announcing that he was planning to impose a twenty-five percent tariff on Chinese imports, the Democrats, and a bunch of Republicans, began to worry greatly.  They didn't see the move as him fulfilling his promise to the American people to put America First.  They feared it would ruin international trade, and put America at a disadvantage.  Besides, the big money corporatists and Wall Street junkies were making money hand of fist betting on America's demise as manufacturing kept abandoning American shores for the cheaper labor force in Communist China.

Donald Trump recognizes the games being played by the corporate giants and Chinese communists.  He also understands that nobody is standing up to China and anti-American corporate interests because nobody wants to.  They are all profiting off of hurting the American worker, and as far as he's concerned, it's high time that the U.S. Government stands firm against China’s economic aggression against our country, and the American free market system and its massive web of private enterprise.

The leftwing machine has been looking the other way as China does all it can to attack American interests.  They have ignored China's cyber-espionage against our businesses, government, and military computer systems.  They have turned a blind eye towards the Chinese stealing technology (or in some cases, obtaining technology because it was given to them in plain sight).  It all goes way beyond the theft of intellectual property. 

Meanwhile, with no regulatory control and dirt-cheap labor the Chinese are dumping substandard products into U.S. markets.  The problem is, we buy those products because they are inexpensive, and in the process, American competitors are driven out, and force to move their production to someplace other than the United States, like China, so as to compete.

While a small dash of capitalism has been inserted into the Chinese economy, don't be fooled.  Theirs remains communist, with government subsidies, centralized funding of energy and land, and forced labor.  As a result, they manipulate the markets, and warp them into a system that ultimately destroys businesses who dare try to play by free market rules.

The Chinese have also manipulated exchange rates, and they have deliberately undervalued their currency to make its exports cheaper than American products.  They cheat to get the upper hand, and Trump the businessman recognizes their games and has now threatened tariffs against them.  Now, they believe he's serious, and they need the American consumer.  The bluff is working.  China has slightly buckled.  China has been caught and someone like Trump has no problem making them pay for their predatory actions and duplicitous dealings.

While the leftwing politicians and press in the U.S. claimed Trump was opening the door to American difficulties, Trump has stuck to his plan and instead China is considering lowering its highest tariffs in the world, and our economy is the envy of the world.  The trade deficit with China is being reduced, and now we are seeing more investment in production in the U.S. and less off-shoring of American factories to China.

While the leftwingers were doing what they could to protect their global agenda, Trump has been dismantling their grip on our system and has made our economy more about our country and our way of life.

The truth is, we are in a war with Communist China, and the leftwingers have been giving economic aid and comfort to the enemy.  Meanwhile, President Trump has said no to the global agenda, and yes to standing up for America.

It's about time somebody decided to stand up to China.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Monday, May 27, 2019

A Moment of Peace

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

The rounded shoulder of Mount Emily gazes across and downward at my little piece of paradise.  The trees whisper as the breeze threads through the branches.  It is sunny at the 500 foot summit of paradise, with a slight hint of briskness that forewarns the night will be rather cool.  In the morning, the coastal fog will wrap around the hills and fill the various crooks and crevices of the surrounding valleys, but at this moment before dusk the clarity of the lands east of Brookings, Oregon, is devastatingly beautiful.

The night sky comes later in this part of the country during the warmer half of the year.  At night the sea of stars spills over with a breathtaking scene of the Milky Way, providing a parade of stars too numerous to count.  There are no street lights.  No cars passing by.  No sirens in the distance.  Only the night sky, and the peaceful darkness that shrouds my one bedroom cabin in this little corner of Heaven, are my companions at the moment.  In the nearby distance I can hear a bat flutter by.  Fortunately, I closed the garage, or else it might be a prisoner in the rafters for the evening.

The morning comes early this time of year, and the deer march along their time-worn paths, seeking their favorite grazing grounds, and the occasional yuck like me tossing them apples.  During the hotter time of the day they are molested by gnats and flies that make me feel a tinge of sympathy for them.  First thing in the morning the pests are present, but not in such great numbers.  The younger deer do not recognize the apple pieces flying in the air, but the old gal closest to me does, and she is cautiously getting closer to retrieve the next piece.  My caretaker's pile of trash we dragged out of the garage lays along the grass as the deer slowly walk by.  He used to be able to convince a couple of the regulars take the apple slice right out of his hand.  I'm not that brave . . . yet.

My fortress of solitude up in the Oregon forest is a game room attached to the house my father left to me many years ago when he passed on.  A pool table, pinball machine, and CD player are my companions as I sit at the bar and type these words.  I am listening to Kutless, a Christian rock band, as I type.  My wife is across the garage on the other side of the house in the living room talking on the phone with her sister.  I made salsa earlier to accompany our supper.  I plan to make tacos, rice, and mashed pinto beans with just the right seasoning.  Before we have dinner, however, I have to pause to look out the window.  My friends are back.  A number of deer are here, and the old gal is looking at me, asking, it seems, "Do you have any apples for me today?"

I suppose it's time for me to fold the computer, and toss some more apple pieces to her.  My audience awaits.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Constitution Radio: On the Road Again

Spreading Constitutional Literacy and Promoting Patriotic Advocacy ... Constitution Radio with Douglas V. Gibbs will air today, Saturday, at 1:00 pm with Doug on the road again.

Alan Myers will be on at the top of the hour for more discussion on silver and gold, and the American monetary system.

Bob Kowell is expected to call in after his time on Fox News, One America News, and local outlets as he stands once again against the influx of illegal aliens coming into Murrieta, California, most often in the dead of night.

Doug, as always, will be joined by co-hosts Dennis Jackson and Alex Ferguson.

Doug will be joining KMET while on the road.  He is expecting to be around Santa Rosa when the program begins, and will be skyping in from his location.

Tune in at 1:00 pm, Saturday for Constitution Radio, KMET 1490-AM ...

Dial in at 951-219-3975

Podcast will be available online later at:

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Temecula Constitution Class: Legislative Procedures

Reminder, Wednesday Night ...

4:00 pm - Constitution Association Weekly Strategy Meeting
6:00 pm - Temecula Constitution Class (Legislative Authorities)

GOP HQ, 28120 Jefferson Ave., Temecula, CA


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Three-Fifths Clause, Video, Constitution Study TV

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

American Exceptionalism

By Capt Joseph R. John, May 20, 2019: Op Ed #433

Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson would not recognize the radical left Democrat(Socialist) Party of  today.  Americans can easily get a sense of how a number of  today’s Democrat Party leaders feel about the Constitutional Republic, created by the Founding Fathers

     “America was never that great”-----NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

    “America was never as great as advertised,”-----South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg 

     “When was America ever Great?”-----Former US Attorney General Eric Holder

They and the radical Chairman of Democrat Party, Marxist Tom Perez, promote Socialism, and demean the America:

  1. That went to war and saved the lives of millions of people in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm, etc. 

  1. That was one of the first countries in the world that was involved in a civil war to ensure its slaves were freed.

  1. That created NASA, that then put the first man on the moon, and created a Space Station whose research benefits mankind. 

  1. That created technology knowhow that benefited mankind—the lightening rod, the cotton gin, the steamboat, the metal plow, the harvesters for farmers, vulcanized rubber, the sewing machine, the telegraph, the telephone, the electric light, countless medical lifesaving devices, countless advances in computer technology, and so much more.

  1. That for 243 years has been fusing many different nationalities into a single free society.

  1. That recognized the relationship between man and his creator is a private matter that government must not intrude in: Freedom of Religion

  1. That recognized the inalienable right of an individual is to be able to openly express their views without being suppressed: Freedom of Speech.

  1. That the framers of the Constitution spurned European tradition by rejecting monarchy, a nobility, and a hereditary legislative chamber, placing the trust in government, of the people, by the people, and for the people, by the vote of its American citizens.

  1. That although a young government, America is next to the oldest continues government in the world.

The below listed essay on “American Exceptionalism” by former San Diego City Councilman Fredrick Schnaubelt is an outstanding evaluation what is so very special about America, every US student should be exposed to his essay.  The inaccurate and critical analysis of the 243 year history of the Republic, presented in edited and altered US History text books (funded by George Soros), has been force fed to US students for 15 years, should instead include the information presented by Fred Schnaubelt’s essay and the above information in this Op Ed, in order to defuse the false facts, misleading evaluations, eliminated information about America’s US History.

Copyright by Capt Joseph R. John.  All Rights Reserved.  The material can only posted on another Web site or distributed on the Internet by giving full credit to the author.  It may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without the permission from the author  

Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62
Capt    USN(Ret)/Former FBI
Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC
2307 Fenton Parkway, Suite 107-184
San Diego, CA 92108

Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
-Isaiah 6:8

American Exceptionalism

“America was never that great” said NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently, South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg said, “America was never as great as advertised,” and Former US Atty, Gen. Eric Holder asked, “When was America ever Great?”

“Nothing is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.”  The most powerful idea in human history is “All men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” This declaration made America Great! Made America Exceptional. (a truly revolutionary idea, a break with all previous history of mankind)

It means our human rights come from God --- not from a sovereign ---not from government. This idea is so powerful that in little over two hundred years America rose from nothing to the richest most powerful nation in history.

Yet there are people today who want to supplant this revolutionary idea with the “strong man” autocratic idea that that ruled men for centuries – all rights and your station in life is determined by elites in Socialist governments, with each new rendition of Socialism claiming “this time it’s different.”

Socialist ideas can only be fought with better ideas. 

This unique goal that all men are created equal is the idea that makes America exceptional.  This idea evolved into freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of press, presumption of innocent, trial by jury, a man’s home is his castle, and voting for your leaders.

In short, Western Culture as it blossomed from England and was spread around the globe by English speaking people.

On American campuses there’s weeping and gnashing of teeth about the founders owning slaves. A WSJ letter (5/16/19) suggests asking students if they know anything about George Washington other than he owned slaves.
It’s not remarkable that the founders owned slaves in 1776.  What’s remarkable is that slavery was abolished after 2,500 years of existence.
First abolished in Vermont in 1777 and by 1804 all 19 northern states had passed laws to abolish it. They wereliving up to the Declaration of Independence’s aspiration that “all men are created equal.”
That 360,222 Union soldiers died in the Civil War 60 years later to free America’s slaves, is exceptional in itself.  Why would so many die to free slaves?
Historically, slavery has existed in every country on every continent --- the implication, you and I most likely are descendants of slaves. Think Moses and the Jews for instance, long, long, long ago.

That all men are created equal makes America exceptional.  Most countries today disagree. First Amendment rights we take for granted, are not respected even in countries such as Egypt, Canada, Germany, France & England.

Forty-four million foreign born immigrants have fled to the U.S. in our lifetime believing America’s Great! America really is exceptional.          

Fredrick Schnaubelt
Commercial Real Estate Broker 39 years
Invited to Testify before the U.S. President's Commission on Housing
Invited to Testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Banking Committee
Invited to the White House
Past Director -Apartment Association
Past Director -Board of Realtors
Past Director -First Centennial Title Insurance Company
Past Director -American Thrift & Loan Association
Real Estate Writer (over 100 articles published)
Talk Show Host "Politics" Weekends KOGO, KCBQ 1996-99
Former President Taxpayers Concerned
Former Chairman, County Board of Public Welfare
San Diego City Councilman 1977-81

2017-18  President, Citizens For Private Property Rights  

Temecula Balloon and Wine Festival two weekends away

Trump Sanctuary Decision Brings Back Murrieta Confrontation

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

President Donald Trump told sanctuary cities and States that if they wanted to be sanctuaries for illegal aliens, then he'll start sending illegal aliens into their communities.  While I applauded the move as a "call of the left's bluff," it turns out Trump was serious, and it's happening in my neighborhood where five years ago we stood firm against Obama's policies and turned around the buses packed with sick and often criminal illegal aliens.

Murrieta is a conservative niche in the very liberal State of California.  You know, it's funny, we fought to turn around the buses in 2014 because Obama was trying to force illegal aliens upon our conservative community.  Now, President Trump, an ally of conservatism, is doing the same thing Obama did, but for a different reason.  Do we fight back like we did before?  Do we accept it because it's for a different reason?

I got a call last night that a bunch of illegal aliens were bused into the Temecula area during the dead of night.  Activists are now camped out at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station watching for the next bus.  Is this 2014 all over again?  Is it time to swarm the area and stop the buses?

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Inland Empire Salsa Festival coming up soon

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

at White Park in Riverside

Get ready because it’s going to be the biggest one to date! 99.1 KGGI & Stater Bros. teamed up with Riverside Meals on Wheels to bring you the 5th annual Inland Empire Salsa Festival Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at White Park in downtown Riverside! Headlining the Salsa Festival this year on the Adriana’s Insurance Stage is Bryce Vine, WC from Westside Connection, the band Tierra, MC Magic, A.Chal and many more entertainers! Sprint will be in the VIP Lounge, plus we’ll have a Beer & Wine Garden brought to you by Dos Equis®, Tecate® LIGHT and Stella Rosa, Free Chips and Salsa provided by Mission Foods and Jose’s Mexican Food while supplies last, Food & Retail vendors, a Kids Fun Zone and the Ontario Airport will be at the Center of Attention. Special thanks to LKQ Pick Your Part!

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Central California Valley, Ten Years Later, Water is still off ... over a small fish

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

Paul Rodriguez fought the fight, still fights the fight, but the most fertile valley in the world has become a dust bowl.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Constitution Radio: Silver and Gold

● Article I. Section 8., Congress shall have the power to coin money, regulate the value thereof.
● Article I. Section 10., No State shall coin money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.

Alan Meyers joins us to ask why those two clauses are worded as they are, and how far from the Constitution we've strayed regarding each.

Constitution Radio with Douglas V. Gibbs, Saturdays 1:00 pm, KMET 1490-AM

Tyrants in Training

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

The eye-popping truth is that all public colleges and universities, and a heavy dose of the private ones, are very liberal.  The leftist lean has been there for more than a hundred years, but lately it's gotten so bad that it is downright dangerous for a conservative to attend one of these institutions.  The problem is, if one wants a college education, you either better be able to afford a private Christian college or conservative leaning institution like Hillsdale, or go without college at all.

The ideological and political imbalance is continuing to widen.  A new study of 8,688 tenure-track professors at 51 of the 66 top-ranked liberal arts colleges in the U.S. published by the National Association of Scholars found that the ratio of faculty members registered as Democrats compared to those registered Republican is now a stunning 10.4 to 1. If two military colleges that are technically described as "liberal arts colleges" are removed from the calculations, the ratio is 12.7 to 1.

The researcher, Mitchell Langbert, Associate Professor of Business at Brooklyn College, found that nearly 40% of the colleges in the study had zero faculty members who were registered Republican. Not a single one. Nearly 80% of the 51 colleges had so few Republican faculty members that they were statistically insignificant.

How many times have you heard the story that a child raised in a conservative Christian home came back from college a left-wing atheist homosexual?  I can't count the times I've experienced that story.  And it's getting downright dangerous to be a student at these colleges (much less a citizen in their line of fire after they receive their degree).  

Kaitlin Bennett, a Kent State graduate and conservative who is willing to reveal how bad it has truly gotten, first went to George Mason University and had the students signing petitions supporting post-birth abortion (yes, folks, these kids were okay with murdering babies after birth)  Then, she went to UCLA to promote a petition that would put conservatives in concentration camps.  Guess what?  You got it, the students were lining up to sign the petition.

These kids are being indoctrinated to follow a party that is citing Attorney General Barr for contempt of Congress because he will not act illegally with the Mueller Report, they claim Trump is abusing his executive power yet Kamala Harris says that if Congress doesn't act when she's President she will unilaterally act to take 'executive action' regarding gun control, Christian bakers are being targeted, there's an ongoing war on Chick-fil-A because the owners of the national fast-food chicken franchise dare to be Christian conservatives, leftist politicians mock those praying outside Planned Parenthood facilities, and even Vice President Pence has been slammed by the lefties for daring to warn students graduating from Liberty University that their Christianity will be challenged and mocked (and for daring to utter that those attacks on Christian education are un-American).

After eight years of Obama shredding the U.S. Constitution, the Democrats claim we are in a constitutional crisis because they are not getting their way.  Social media has all but shut down any dissent against leftism in the corridors of the internet.  In the end, it's an all out onslaught against Christian conservatives, and the kids are rapidly losing their religion, and becoming violent carriers of the flag of progressivism. 

Is there a way to regain control of our schools, or are we destined to travel down a road similar to another civilization who used the Hitler Youth to retrain their children and turn the country against its traditions?

A godly revival must be on the horizon, or else a bloody collapse will take place likely within our lifetimes.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Friday, May 17, 2019

Thursday, May 16, 2019

F-16 Crashes in Riverside California

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host
The 215 freeway is backed up in both directions. I suppose you could call it a parking lot. The crash happened just before rush hour really got into full swing and so the traffic is even worse than it would have been had the crash been at a different time. The 215 freeway connects San Bernardino with Southwest Riverside County and in the heart of that region is the city of Riverside and March Air Reserve Base. An F-16, piloted by an Air Force pilot, crashed on the opposite side of the freeway from the base into
a warehouse complex. Emergency services are on the scene, and all reports show that there have been no injuries and that the pilot is all right. I was supposed to go to the Republican Party Central Committee Meeting tonight in Riverside, but I had another meeting in Temecula (Friends of the Ronald Reagan Sports Park) as well, and chose the Temecula meeting, which turned out to be fortunate because had I have gone towards Riverside tonight I would be sitting in the 215 parking lot.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Pizza and Constitution

Reminder, Wednesday Night ...

4:00 pm - Constitution Association Weekly Strategy Meeting
6:00 pm - Temecula Constitution Class (Legislative Authorities)

GOP HQ, 28120 Jefferson Ave., Temecula, CA

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Temecula City Hall Aftermath

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

On April 23 the City of Temecula entertained a proposed resolution that would proclaim the city a constitutional city.  In the same proposal it took a shot at socialism, and a group of socialist-minded locals descended upon the city council meeting to encourage the council to shoot down their own proposal . . . and in response, Temecula shelved it.

Tonight, though Resolution 19 was not on the agenda, during public comments we hammered out the issue.  Twenty-four commenters, mostly in favor of the resolution and protecting the Constitution, spoke.

The meeting for patriots, I believe, was a rousing success.

I addressed the left's argument that the Constitution has nothing to do with what our economic system.  I pointed out that the Constitution was written purposely to protect us from socialism. While the word "socialism" was not in use yet, the Framers were fully aware of what the economic system is all about.  They called it utopianism, communitarianism, or communalism.  The redistribution of wealth was called "schemes of leveling," and was declared by Samuel Adams to be both "despotic and unconstitutional."

There are no authorities allowing the federal government to control or own the means of production, and in Article 4, Section 4 it states that each State must be guaranteed a republican form of government - which - if you read Madison's Notes and the ratification conventions - includes a lassiez faire economic system which is (are you sitting?) a free market system.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Steven Crowder Slams Transgender Propaganda

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

No Corona Constitution Class, Temecula City Council Instead

Normally on Tuesday Nights I am in Corona teaching a Constitution Class to a group of adults at the CARSTAR/AllStar Collision location on Railroad Street.  However, this week's class is cancelled so that I may attend tonight's Temecula City Council Meeting.  A few weeks ago, April 23, a proposal to categorize Temecula as a constitutional city, and to establish socialism as an enemy to the American System, was shot down and shelved after a roomful of socialists talked fear into the hearts of the city council members.  On May 14 a number of patriotic Americans will be at the city council meeting to defend the Constitution, and the proposal.  I plan to be there.  I hope to see you there, as well.

God Bless,


The Great Vietnam Lie

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

I grew up during the tail-end of the Vietnam War.  My step-dad fought in Vietnam as a member of the United States Marine Corps.  When I gave my dad a signed copy of the book "A Love Beyond Explaining," in which the author, Jason Robertson, signed it "Welcome Home," my dad did something I rarely see.  He welled up in tears.  The Vietnam Veterans, after all, were never told "welcome home," and instead were called "baby killers," and they were told that America did not support them, nor their sacrifice in a war that was billed as being one that was intended to stop a domino effect spread of communism in southeast Asia.

My dad is not rare among the Vietnam Veterans.  They feel like they were the only ones not to get a welcome home like they should have, like the World War vets received.

Except, it's all a lie ... a carefully orchestrated lie by the media of then (and now).

Americans overwhelmingly supported the war, and our troops, and in fact a welcome home parade of immense proportions took place in New York City in 1973.  The left, however, refused to report on it, and instead reported on a small group of protesters.

The Vietnam Veterans were lied to, and cheated, and the witness to all of that is a journalist named Charles Wiley.

Learn more at

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Monday, May 13, 2019

Protected Classes and the 14th Amendment: Video

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Video: Contempt of Congress? Constitutional Crisis?

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

The Democrats wouldn't know a constitutional crisis if it bit them in the ...

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Iranian Threat Nothing New

By Douglas V. Gibbs
Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host

When I entered the United States Navy, the first vessel I was stationed on was the USS Chandler, DDG-996.  The guided missile destroyer was a part of a unique quartet of ships.  I arrived on the vessel in January of 1985.  It had been commissioned in 1982.  It was a part of the Kidd Class.  The ships in the class were the USS Kidd, the USS Scott, the USS Callahan, and the USS Chandler.

The four ships were originally ordered by the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, for his Iranian Imperial Navy.  However, they were never delivered.  The Spruance hulls remained in the United States when, prior to delivery, the Islamic Revolution engulfed the country of Iran, which resulted in the removal of the Shah from power, and the establishment of a Muslim totalitarian theocracy with the Ayatollah Khomeini grabbing the reins of control.

During the revolution the Hostage Crisis also emerged. The Iran hostage crisis lasted 444 days, during which fifty-two Americans were held hostage.  It began November 4, 1979, and lasted to inauguration day for Ronald Reagan on January 20, 1981.  The hostages were held by a group of Iranian college students who supported the Iranian Revolution.  They took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, where they held the hostages.

The United States then took the destroyers and converted them to guided missile destroyers, packing them with the most advanced weaponry of the time.  Then, after jacking these ships up with powerful weaponry, the West Coast ships, Callahan and Chandler, became regular visitors to the Persian Gulf.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has been a challenge ever since.  Now, they've become so hostile that the United States, under Trump, has recently made preparations against a possible Iranian attack.

Among those missiles is the Patriot system, which has been deployed in the area before, mostly for the purpose of protecting Israel from her dangerous Islamic neighbors.

Are we on the verge of war?  Could the decades of tension caused by Iran be coming to a head?

The next few weeks may reveal the answer.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary