“How Are The Mighty Fallen!” By Chuck Baldwin

Upon hearing about the deaths of King Saul and his son (and David’s best friend) Jonathan, David lamented, “How are the mighty fallen!” (II Samuel 1:19) It is my opinion that David’s lamentation could be spoken regarding the death of the American pulpit.

For all intents and purposes, and for the most part, the American pulpit IS dead. It has been replaced with corporate CEOs, carnival barkers, entertainers, motivational speakers, denominational hacks, and groveling statists. The Holy Scripture identifies them another way: as hirelings, ear-ticklers, and wolves in sheep’s clothing.

Where once the American pulpit was noted as being “ablaze with righteousness” (Alexis De Tocqueville), it is now most famous for being awash in rigor mortis. America’s colonial pastors must be turning over in their graves.

America’s colonial pastors were the fire and inspiration for America’s break from the tyranny of the British Crown. Patriot preachers such as John Witherspoon, John Leland, Jonathan Mayhew, Isaac Backus, Samuel Cooper, Ebenezer Baldwin, James Caldwell, John Peter Muhlenberg, and Jonas Clark were as important to the success of the American Revolution as were the patriots Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Sam Adams, Dr. Joseph Warren, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Richard Henry Lee.

Listen to how John Adams delineated the duty of America’s pastors: “It is the duty of the clergy to accommodate their discourses to the times, to preach against such sins as are most prevalent, and recommend such virtues as are most wanted. For example, if exorbitant ambition and venality are predominant, ought they not to warn their hearers against those vices? If public spirit is much wanted, should they not inculcate this great virtue? If the rights and duties of Christian magistrates and subjects are disputed, should they not explain them, show their nature, ends, limitations, and restrictions, how much soever it may move the gall of Massachusettensis?”

Note again: “If the rights and duties of Christian magistrates and subjects are disputed, should they not explain them, show their nature, ends, limitations, and restrictions . . . ?”

It is the DUTY of pastors to “explain,” “show their nature, ends, limitations and restrictions” regarding civil government, all the while paying no attention to the anger it may create it the hearts of some.

The vast majority of pastors today will shirk their duty by saying something like, “I’m only called to preach the Gospel.” That is pure POPPYCOCK, and they know it. While the Gospel is the cornerstone of the Bible, if you take away all of the scriptures that do not specifically refer to the Gospel, you will have a VERY SMALL Bible.

The Bible is a book of science; a book of history; a book of mathematics; a workbook for families; a book of business and economics; a book of geography; a book of archeology; a book of soldiering; and a book of GOVERNMENT. To ignore what the Bible teaches on all of these subjects is to make the vast majority of the scriptures completely irrelevant. And that is exactly what the modern pulpit is doing: it is making the Bible completely irrelevant–especially to the affairs of government.

And while many secularists will accuse politically involved pastors (“conservative” pastors, of course–they don’t mind “liberal” clergymen getting involved in politics whatsoever) of trying to create a “theocracy,” they need to be reminded that the religious and secularist communities of colonial America fought side-by-side for America’s independence. The reason they could do this was because, for the most part, both groups understood the Natural Law principles of liberty that are common to ALL men.

Listen to John Adams again. This time to what he said on the floor of the Continental Congress as he passionately appealed to his fellow delegates to approve a Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. This is the same speech in which he famously said, “Sir, before God, I believe the hour is come. My judgement approves this measure, and my whole heart is in it. All that I have, and all that I am, and all that I hope, in this life, I am now ready here to stake upon it; and I leave off as I begun, that live or die, survive or perish, I am for the declaration. It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, independence now and independence forever.”

Adams’ speech, perhaps more than any other, convinced delegates to vote in support of our Declaration of Independence. Without a doubt, it is one of the most important speeches in American history–perhaps second only to Patrick Henry’s immortal “Give Me Liberty, Or Give Me Death” speech. Here is one paragraph from that speech by John Adams:

“If we fail, it can be no worse for us. But we shall not fail. The cause will raise up armies; the cause will create navies. The people–the people, if we are true to them, will carry us, and will carry themselves, gloriously, through this struggle. I care not how fickle other people have been found. I know the people of these colonies, and I know that resistance to British aggression is deep and settled in their hearts, and cannot be eradicated. Every colony, indeed, has expressed its willingness to follow, if we but take the lead. Sir, the declaration will inspire the people with increased courage. Instead of a long and bloody war for the restoration of privileges, for redress of grievances, for chartered immunities, held under a British King, set before them the glorious object of entire independence, and it will breathe into them anew the breath of life. Read this declaration at the head of the army; every sword will be drawn from its scabbard, and the solemn vow uttered, to maintain it, or to perish on the bed of honor. Publish it from the pulpit; religion will approve it, and the love of religious liberty will cling round it, resolved to stand with it, or fall with it. Send it to the public halls; proclaim it there; let them hear it who heard the first roar of the enemy’s cannon, let them see it who saw their brothers and their sons fall on the field of Bunker Hill, and in the streets of Lexington and Concord, and the very walls will cry out in its support.”

Notice he said, “Publish it from the pulpit; religion will approve it, and the love of religious liberty will cling round it, resolved to stand with it, or fall with it.”

And for the “love of religious liberty” and possessing the “resolve to stand with it, or fall with it,” the preachers of colonial America sounded forth the clarion call of liberty from pulpits throughout New England just as Adams said they would.

For example, listen to the message that Jonas Clark (who was the pastor of the men who stood on Lexington Green and fired the shot heard round the world that began America’s War for Independence) delivered on April 19, 1776, the first anniversary of that epic day. I delivered that famous message word-for-word to my folks at Liberty Fellowship in Kalispell, Montana. Listen to how this courageous pastor applied the Biblical and Natural Law principles to the events on Lexington Green and to America’s war for separation from the British Crown. (As far as I know, this video presentation is one of a kind. I know of no other such word-for-word reenactment of Pastor Clark’s thrilling message to be in existence.)

Order my verbatim reenactment of that message here:

Jonas Clark’s MessageIt was these kinds of sermons with which the colonial pastors of New England filled their churches. Compare these messages to the fluff and ear-tickling claptrap that fills our churches today.

The Biblical Natural Law principles of liberty and government have not been explained, expounded or extrapolated to any significant degree since the dawn of the 20th Century. If one wants to study the teachings of church leaders relative to these issues, one would have to read the scholars and commentators who lived during the Nineteenth Century or earlier. The study of Natural Law is as dead to modern pastors as the study of Guli Guli.

But Natural Law is taught throughout the scriptures. In truth, if one does not have at least a rudimentary knowledge of Natural Law, he or she cannot really comprehend Revealed Law (the Holy Scriptures). Natural Law is nothing more than God’s creative revelation of Himself to man. These principles not only make for good government, but also make for a sane, civilized society. The rejection and repudiation of the Creator’s Natural Laws by America’s pulpits paved the way for the rejection and repudiation of the Redeemer’s Revealed Law. Pastors have no one to blame but themselves for America’s descent into unbelief and lawlessness.

The Natural Law principles endowed us at creation UNITE us around fundamental governing principles that are as immutable as the laws of physics, biogenesis, thermodynamics, etc. It matters not that we are believers or unbelievers, black or white, rich or poor, conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican. Natural Law teaches all of us the principles of good government, lawful authority, justifiable resistance, individual liberty, etc. Take away our Creator’s Natural Laws and we are left with every man doing what is right in his own eyes, which is exactly what America–including Christian America–is doing today. When men have no understanding of Natural Law and, therefore, feel no obligation to obey the Natural Law written in their hearts, they are less likely to understand, much less obey, the Revealed Law written on paper.

Readers should know that I have a DVD containing four messages on the subject of Natural Law. Of course, these four messages only serve to provide a most basic understanding of Natural Law principles, but at least it is a beginning. I dare say that most Christians have sat in churches all of their lives and NEVER heard a message remotely resembling the truths and principles contained in these messages.

The titles of the messages contained on this DVD are:

*Biblical Evidence For Natural Law
*Christ’s Law Of The Sword
*The Law Of Necessity
*Liberty In Law

The name of the DVD is “Natural Law And Liberty” and may be ordered here:

Natural Law And Liberty

I thoroughly believe that these messages will help pulpit and pew alike to awaken to an entirely new vista of Biblical understanding. Once a person is aware of Natural Law, the Bible will literally come alive with fresh understanding and insight, especially in the areas of liberty, government, and law. These messages will also help unbelievers to comprehend the Natural Law principles of liberty that unite all of us, regardless of our faith or lack thereof.

As David lamented the deaths of King Saul and Jonathan, so should we lament the death of the American pulpit. But we should do more than that. If we cannot successfully awaken our pastors to their duty, we should find and support pastors who properly understand their duty and who are willing to faithfully discharge it, because dead pulpits are greatly facilitating a dying nation.

© Chuck Baldwin

BLM Killers Debunk Liberal Spin Which Holds That Blacks Cannot Be Racist! By John W. Lillpop

For years, liberal purveyors of hate & folly have advanced the specious argument that racism is a “white disease,” from which black people are genetically, socially, morally, and spiritually immune.

Seemingly Intelligent people from various ethic backgrounds and educational levels have endorsed this heathen myth, which regrettably forms the basis for dysfunctional thinking such as that espoused by presumptive Democrat Party presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, in a statement released following the slaughter of five white police officers in Dallas Texas on July 7.

As reported, Clinton decided to blame the white race for the mayhem in Dallas and issued a “holier than thou,” demand for all white people to repent and surrender.

Mind you, this coming in response to a brutal slaughter of white police by “black lives matter” assassins

As reported,

During an interview on CNN, Clinton blamed white people for how poorly blacks feel they’re being treated in our country. Worse yet, she demanded we all change to suit the demands coming from groups like Black Lives Matter.

“I will call for white people, like myself, to put ourselves in the shoes of those African-American families who fear every time their children go somewhere, who have to have ‘The Talk,’ about, you now, how to really protect themselves [from police], when they’re the ones who should be expecting protection from encounters with police,” Clinton told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.

“I’m going to be talking to white people, we’re the ones who have to start listening to the legitimate cries coming from our African-American fellow citizens,” she added.

She then mentioned the recent shooting of a black man during a traffic stop. While all of the facts of the incident aren’t yet known, Hillary’s made up her mind about what happened.

“We’ve got to figure out what is happening when routine traffic stops, when routine arrests, escalate into killings … Clearly, there seems to be a terrible disconnect between many police departments and officers and the people they have sworn to protect,” she said.

Clinton conspicuously failed to mention the “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” debacle which turned out to be a complete fabrication within the black community, and which, if white law enforcement had listened as Clinton demanded, could have led to even greater disasters in Ferguson and other venues trying to sort through the violent racial carnage.

Further proof of the fact that blacks are perfectly capable of racism and racially-based murder came to the fore on Sunday, July 17, when BLM thugs killed three police officers in Baton Rouge, LA and injured several others.

Claiming that “Blacks cannot be racist” is as wrong-headed and dangerous as the liberal blather coming from the likes of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton which holds that Islam has “absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with global terrorism.”

Both are false narratives based on an ideology which values political correctness more than human life!

Both need to be expunged from the American lexicon NOW!

Then you put your camel to bed OR—- smile

Jiggs McDonald, NHL Hall of Fame broadcaster speaking in Ontario, says: “I am truly perplexed that so many of my friends are against another mosque being built in Toronto. I think it should be the goal of every Canadian to be tolerant regardless of their religious beliefs. Thus the mosque should be allowed, in an effort to promote tolerance.”

“That is why I also propose that two nightclubs be opened next door to the mosque; thereby promoting tolerance from within the mosque. We could call one of the clubs, which would be gay, “The Turban Cowboy,” and the other, a topless bar, would be called “You Mecca Me Hot.”

“Next door should be a butcher shop that specializes in pork, and adjacent to that an open-pit barbecue pork restaurant, called Iraq of Ribs.”

Across the street there could be a lingerie store called “Victoria Keeps Nothing Secret,” with sexy mannequins in the window modeling the goods”, and on the other side a liquor store called “Morehammered.”

“All of this would encourage Muslims to demonstrate the tolerance they demand of us.

Yes we should promote tolerance, and you can do your part by passing this on. And if you are not laughing or smiling at this point… It is either past your bedtime, or its midnight at the oasis and time to put your camel to bed.

“Murphy’s Law” by Jim Murphy

Hello once more from The West Texas Headquarters For Jingoistic Climate Change Denying Firearm Owning Carbon Footprint Leaving Right Wing Conspirators.

LIES-LIES-MORE LIES:

OK, I know all about the one section of Melania Trump’s speech before the Republican Convention having some similar lines or in some cases perhaps the same line as a 2008 speech given by Michelle Obama. I do not know if Michelle Obama’s speech was even looked at by Mrs. Trump and I don’t know exactly who wrote the speech for Mrs. Trump. The only thing I am sure of is that Melania Trump came across as a totally beautiful and intelligent lady who really doesn’t need to borrow any words or characteristics from a pure Varmint like Michelle Obama. I have read some of the so called similarities of both speeches and it is fairly obvious that most of Mrs. Trump’s speech was directed at her own husband and family. If I were to have to make a speech about things I had learned from my Father, I would probably use very similar words and phrases as both Mrs. Trump and Michelle Obama. My Father always told me to always try to do my best in anything I undertook. He further always told me to treat all people with respect and kindness. He also encouraged me to be respectful of older people, regardless of their skin color. So if I had to include some things that I learned from my own Father, I would probably use similar phrases as both of these women, (I would have said Ladies…. but only one of them is a real Lady). Please do not even ask me to choose between Melania Trump and Michelle Obama….. as a matter of fact I pretty well place Michelle Obama only slightly above Hillary Clinton on my Totem Pole of Pure Squacks.
Melania Trump is a beautiful and classy Lady….. Michelle Obama reminds me of a member of the Bay Area Bombers Roller Derby Team….. Hillary Clinton possesses all the qualities of a Boat Tail Grackle.

Now, let me get to another speech. This one was given by Hillary Clinton to the NAACP. Here are a few comments by the Wicked Witch Of The West in this speech… ALL of which are suspect:

In the area of radical Jihadist…. “We must empathizes with their perspective and point of view.” I’m sorry but I have a really hard time feeling any empathy toward a group who is hell bent on our destruction and kills innocent civilians in the name of their cause.

“We have a long way to go. We were cruelly reminded of that with the recent deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.” It seems as if the investigations in both of these shooting incidents is still under investigation by local and Federal Authorities.

OK, here’s a really good one; “We need leaders like the NAACP.” I submit that we need leaders like the NAACP about like rattlesnakes need gloves.

“Make reforms to policing and Criminal Justice. We cannot rest until we root out implicit bias and stop the killings of AFRICAN AMERICANS. Many AFRICAN AMERICANS fear the police. We need new and comprehensive Criminal Justice reforms.”….. Since most AFRICAN AMERICANS are killed by OTHER AFRICAN AMERICANS, it would appear to me as if many AFRICAN AMERICANS should be more in fear of other AFRICAN AMERICANS

“There is clear evidence that AFRICAN AMERICANS are disproportionately killed in police incidents compared to any other groups.”…. This is an out and out LIE as the F.B.I. national statistics on these matters show no such thing.

“Something is profoundly wrong. We have to make it right . That means END-TO-END REFORM IN OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.”…. I submit that while some old and antiquated laws might need to be looked at, her END-TO-END reforms are not only unnecessary but not in the best interest of ALL Americans.

OK. Here is a couple of real good ones. “COMMON SENSE REFORMS TO STOP GUN VIOLENCE.” “And they should join is in instituting COMPREHENSIVE BACKGROUND CHECKS BECAUSE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ARE NEARLY 50% …… NEARLY 50% LESS LIKELY TO BE KILLED IN STATES WHERE THERE ARE CHECKS ON THE PURCHASE OF HANDGUNS.”…….. One almost has to wonder if everyone who has every lived in Arkansas, or been married to a former Arkansas Governor…. or former President of the United States is as butt stupid as Hillary Clinton? HEY HILLARY!!!! EVERY STATE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA MUST FOLLOW THE FEDERAL FIREARMS REGULATION AND FILL OUT A FORM AND HAVE THEIR NAME SUBMITTED TO THE F.B.I. FOR A BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO THE PURCHASE OF ANY FIREARM!!!!

Oh, and here is a really useful statistic. “Black kids are 500% more likely to die from asthma than white kids.”….. One must wonder not only where she got this figure but I strongly imagine when either Hillary or Bill either one need to come up with a number, they simply subtract their zip code from their telephone number

AH, but then I realized that she was speaking to the NAACP and so naturally she had to keep black people in the role of perpetual victims.

Of course there are some black people who do not play her idiotic game: Sheriff David Clarke; Thomas Sowell; Walter Williams; Allen West …. just to name a few.

AND, just to show that Hillary isn’t the only big time liar in the Democrat/Progressive/Socialist/Marxist Party, here are a few suspect statements made by Barack Hussein Obama:

“Black Lives Matter helps transform America.” …. Now I know that he meant this as a POSITIVE TRANSFORMATION… and that makes it a LIE. The only thing that Black Lives Matter really transforms is the transformation of some black people who are not satisfied with the system into a mob of dangerous vermin.
Here is another quote printed in the (Sub) Standard Times attributed to the world’s most intelligent and articulate human; “As painful as the week has been, I fully believe that America is not as divided as people have suggested.” …. I suppose that this statement could be true in a negative way perhaps since I fully believe that after over seven years of this criminal administration, America is, in fact, MORE DIVIDED than at any time in my life. So once again I am convinced that the President of the United States made another statement which was not just wrong, it was a LIE.

Not only can words and statements be classified as a LIE but how about going back a number of years when the incident with the Black Professor and the Cambridge Police Department came to light. President Barack Hussein Obama made a statement that all the facts were not yet in and no one should make a determination as to what had been reported….. Then in the same speech he ended up saying, “The Cambridge Police ACTED STUPIDLY.”………. HEY! That was really keeping an open mind about the incident.

BUT, what I considered as the GRANDFATHER OF ALL LIES perpetrated by Barack Hussein Obama is after the Fort Hood TERRORIST ATTACK, Obama and his administration saw fit to call this mass murder….. “WORKPLACE VIOLENCE.”…… And in my books that was not only a huge LIE but proved that the current President of the United States holds the men and women of our U.S. Military in the same contempt as he does with American Law Enforcement.

PRAYER LIST:

Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil, Joe & Ruth Lucero, Ted Salgado, Raoul McPeters, Bill Morrill, Marshall Newman -NM – Ella Dunlop, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Bobby Peiser, Bob Wallman, Maria Tupaz, Bernice Murphy, Judy Langham, Liz Deguren, Roger Tucker, Zak Krejci, Debra Blake, Mary Denson, Randy Jones, Don Weaver, Jerry Carpenter, Sherry Welch, Shirley Boatright, Dick Burnett, Freddy Dietz, Bobby Black, Kaylee King (2) – TX – Sr. Delphine Grigas (98) – IL – Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Alan Miller, Debbie McKeown, Violet Fermin, Carlos Fernandez, Kate Nolan – FL – L.T. Drennan – OK – Lynn Jones – NE – Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban – MD – Charles Latham, Rocky Leonard, Bette Miller, Sheriff Richard Mack – AZ – Kate Powell, Annise Kennedy, Sam Wittstruck (17 yoa), Kenny McPeters, Suzie Dove, Weston Lord – CA – Pat Holley, Keith Chambers, Nancy Chambers, LANA Athey, Vicki Watson – CO – Hal Whitmore – DE – Herb Johnston – NY – Lonnie Shoultz – AL – Perry Evans – AR – Jim Pinney, Carol Pinney, James E. Brady III (2 yrs. old) – OH – Joyce Marie Severino – GA – Josip & Lela Slivar – ZAGREB, CROATIA – Sister Clarice Carroll (83) – HAITI – RET. COL. Pete Mekkelson -WVA – CDR USN (Ret) Bob Palmer – WI Tyler Seddon – RI

GySgt. Daniel West, MSgt. (Ret) Randy Morrow , CAPT. Michael Rice, CAPT. Nick Francona, GySgt. James Walker, CAPT. George Zeigler, CAPT. Catherine Schmidt Fiancé of Capt. Zeigler) SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, RCT Graydon J. Phillips, CAPT. Levi English, GySgt. Eric Harmon, LCPL Archer Abblitt, Maj. Todd A. O’Brien, MGySgt. ’46 – 82 (Ret) Harvey Weigart – US MARINE CORPS – Kenneth Thomas – USCG SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth Chaffon, Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown, TSgt. Rebecca Goodwin, 1st LT. Mandie Yates, – US AIR FORCE – Capt. Brian Kriss – TxANG – Zachary Moore – US NAVAL ACADEMY – Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Lt. Tommy Brown, Lt. Russell Brown, CAPT. Wayne Putnam (Ret), E5 Matthew J. Blaker (and crew of the USS ANZIO), LT JG Ethan English, – US NAVY – Bud Barnett – USNA 74 – SSgt. Mike Campagna – SPECIAL FORCES – SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball, SSgt. Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens, Scott Hillyer, Jeff Schoonover, CWO2 Mitchell Wittstruck – US ARMY – CWO3 Tim Helton and the 1/230 Air Cav Squadron TNANG – All of the men and women presently serving in the United States Military

John Mallory – DEA – Gary and Cindy Hogman, Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.

QUOTES:
If there were a contest for the most stupid idea in politics, my choice would be the assumption that people would be evenly or randomly distributed in incomes, institutions, occupations or awards, in the absence of somebody doing somebody wrong.”……………. THOMAS SOWELL

“Political crusades, bureaucratic empires and lucrative personal careers as grievance mongers have been built on the foundation of that assumption, which is almost never tested against any facts.”……………. THOMAS SOWELL

“When the law no longer protects you from the corrupt, but protects the corrupt from you — you know your nation is doomed.”….. AYN RAND

“To anger a Conservative, tell them a lie. To anger a Liberal, tell them the truth.”……. THEODORE ROOSEVELT

“Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready.”……… THEODORE ROOSEVELT

“An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!…. Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power…. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us…. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”….. PATRICK HENRY

VARMINT LIST:

Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle Obama, George Soros, Joe Biden, Louis Farrakhan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz DNC Chairperson, Leon Panetta, Supreme Court Justices – Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, AND John Roberts, Eric Holder, John McCain R-AZ, Valerie Jarrett, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Lanny Davis, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Chuck Schumer, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Ezekiel Emanuel, Kathleen Sebelius, Bill Richardson, Jay Carney, Susan Rice, Rep. Keith Ellison D-MN, Former Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, COLIN POWELL ( R) , Michael Moore, John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, Former President Jimmy Carter. Al Gore, Chuck Hagel, Dick Durbin, Andrew Cuomo Chris Christie R-NJ , Michael Bloomberg, Sheila Jackson Lee D-TX, Susan Collins R-ME, Patrick Leahy, Jeff Flake R-AZ, Eddie Bernice Johnson D-TX, John Boehner R-OH, John Cornyn R-TX, Mitch McConnell R-KY, Mike Huckabee R-AR, Lisa Murkowski R-AK, Robert Menendez NJ, Al Franken MN, Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Patty Murray WA, Henry Waxman CA, Linda Sanchez CA, Maxine Waters CA, State Senator Wendy Davis D-TX, Elijah Cummings D-MD, NY Mayor Bill de Blasio, Lois Lerner, Michael Morrell, Tommy Vietor (National Security Council Spokesman), Karl Rove, Rep. Ann Kuster D-NH, Jen Psaki (State Department), Josh Earnest, Marie Harf(State Department), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Orin Hatch (R-UT), John Koskinen (IRS COMMISSIONER), Jeh Johnson (Homeland Security Secretary), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Deval Patrick (D-MA), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Jerry Brown (D-CA), John Lewis (D-GA), Michelle Nunn (D-GA), Jay Nixon (D-MO-Gov.), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Julia Pierson, Jonathan Holmes Gruber, Rep. Al Green (D-TX), Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-TX), HOWARD DEAN, Timothy Kaine* (D-VA), Charles E. Samuels Jr., Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mark Dayton (Gov. MN-D), FORMER San Francisco Sheriff ROSS MIRKARIMI, John Kirby (State Department Spokesman), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, JOHN HICKENLOOPER (D-GOV-CO), Terry McAuliffe (D-VA), Attorney General LORETTA LYNCH, Veteran’s Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), James Comey

MSNBC, ACLU, Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP, Jesse Jackson, AL SHARPTON, UNITED NATIONS, Jane Fonda, LA RAZA, MOVEON.ORG, PETA, CAIR, BOB COSTAS (NBC), ESPN, The NFL, CNN, The Environmental Protection Agency, Al Jazeera America, Republican National Committee (RNC), NBC, CBS, CNBC, ABC, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Tom Steyer (Progressive Billionaire Opposing Keystone Pipeline), NBA, NHL, NOW (National Organization Of Women), Patricia Ireland, Planned Parenthood, Jesse Ventura, Geraldo Rivera FOX News, Juan Williams FOX News, The Washington Redskins Football Team, James Brown (CBS -NFL Pre-Game). CDC (Center for Disease Control), Bill O’Reilly FOX News, Shepard Smith FOX News, Alan Colmes FOX News, MICHAEL MOORE, Bryant Gumbel, BLACK LIVES MATTER, THE SIERRA CLUB, Megyn Kelly FOX News, Quentin Tarantino, The University of Missouri, Sean Hannity FOX News, Kirsten Powers FOX News

*By Request

MORE STUFF:

A quick word about the so called Military Coup in Turkey. Right off the bat, before any facts were know about this rebellion against the sitting President of Turkey, the media at first jumped the gun and said that the coup had been a success. Then a few hours later they said that the coup had been defeated by the Turkish Police and the sitting government. BUT before the final results were announced, both Barack Hussein Obama and John Kerry urged the NATO countries to back the Elected Democratic Existing Government. I immediately thought back to the ousting of President Mubarak in Egypt when our criminal administration backed the Muslim Brotherhood in their takeover of the Egyptian government. Even prior to that, in Libya, we backed those who ousted and killed Qadaffi and then were instrumental in killing four Americans, including the U.S. Ambassador. It seems as if the Obama administration has an uncanny ability to pick the side in any battle that has pure turds as their leaders. And according to several news sources, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been slowly but surely taking over all power in Turkey. He reportedly has taken charge of the news media and is gradually leading their government in the direction of Sharia Law. And, of course, this is the guy who our President supports.

Then a couple of days later, after the reported Military Coup had been defeated I saw a newspaper article which told us that: “TURKEY MULLS DEATH PENALTY FOR COUP.” This article said that upwards of around 9,000 police officers and government employees had been fired and thousands more have been detained. AND, of course, this Democratic President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has not ruled out bringing back the death penalty. The Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that “Turkey would make the coup plotters answer in such a way that the whole world will see.” I have no doubt that this does not bode well for the rebels.

I have been waiting for the Obama administration to come out and blame either George Bush OR Climate Change for the events in Turkey. Incidentally, while we have been good allies to Turkey, they have pretty well dumped on us at every turn since all this ISIS/ISIL business came up.
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AND, speaking of former President George W. Bush, I am a bit disappointed that as a former Republican President, he will not be at the Republican Convention. I can certainly understand that his Father, George H.W. Bush is more than likely for health reasons not able to make it. But I am plenty disappointed that George W. and Laura Bush will be absent. Of course I never expected Jeb Bush to be there since his is a complete whiner and turned out to be a pure candy ass.

AND, John McCain has declined to attend the Republican Convention and speak before some Chamber of Commerce groups. Way to go John! You are a Varmint of the highest order.

Also I heard that the Ohio Governor, John Kasich, is also not expected to attend. That does not surprise me as I always thought him to be a bit of a phony from the beginning.

I would have expected this from Kasich, McCain, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio but I would have expected better from former President George W. Bush.
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There was an article within the past week or so in the (Sub) Standard Times reporting that Gretchen Carlson, a FOX News host had filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against its chairman and CEO, Roger Ailes. According to the article, the sexual advancement had been made in 2013 and when her contract expired recently she was terminated. The article stated that Ms. Carlson had reported “disparaging treatment in the newsroom.”

Then just within the past couple of days, Megyn Kelly reported according to one article that Roger Ailes had also made sexual advances toward her… OK, get ready for this…. A DECADE AGO. (For those of you currently residing in the People’s Republic of San Francisco, that is 10 years). WOW! Ol’ Megyn got right on top of that complaint, didn’t she? The article also said that in April that she really liked working for Ailes. Of course, I have no idea if either complaint is founded but I tend to view with a tinge of suspicion a complaint of something that happened 10 years ago and you are just now bringing it up.

Of course, I view pretty much everything Megyn Kelly says with a somewhat slanted view.

In any event, the article said that Ailes’ severance package offer from FOX News was in the neighborhood of $40,000,000 (yes that’s forty million) dollars…. And that is a very nice neighborhood.
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I was watching some program a few days back and someone was relating some things he would like to see happen. I got to thinking about some things I would like to see happen and here are my TOP THREE THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO SEE:

1) Hillary Clinton INDICTED
2) Barack Hussein Obama INDICTED
3) A sports page WITHOUT a photograph of Serena Williams screaming and doing a fist pump
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GOOD GUYS:**

ALLEN WEST; JOHN BOLTON; COL. RALPH PETERS; GEN. JACK KEANE; DAVID CLARKE

** You may have noticed that all politicians have been removed from the Good Guy List. Sheriff David Clarke is the only exception.

SEE Y’ALL NEXT WEEK

JEM

Delegates should rebel if Trump picks pro-abortion VP By Marc A. Thiessen

Well, it looks as though there might be a rebellion at the Republican national convention after all.

No, delegates are not going to rise up and deny the GOP nomination to Donald Trump in favor of some last-minute white-knight candidate. But if Trump decides to nominate a Democrat as his vice presidential nominee, convention delegates could rebel and reject Trump’s choice.

The candidate in question is retired lieutenant general Michael T. Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. A person familiar with Trump’s vetting process told The Post: “Trump-Flynn, I’ve heard him say that, kind of test the sound of it.”

Let’s be clear: Flynn was a terrific lieutenant general. Under his leadership, the Defense Intelligence Agency predicted that the chaos in Syria was creating conditions that could allow the Islamic State to make a comeback in Iraq. He has been critical of his President Obama’s failing strategy in the Middle East and his disastrous nuclear deal with Iran. He might be a great choice for defense secretary or secretary of state.

But vice president? Next in line for the presidency?

Here’s what you need to know about one of Donald Trump’s potential vice presidential candidates. (Sarah Parnass, Danielle Kunitz, Osman Malik/The Washington Post)

Flynn is a lifelong Democrat. In 2015, he told Foreign Policy magazine that “I’m not a politician, but if someone were to look it up right now, I’m a registered Democrat, and I’m okay with that.” But are Republican delegates okay with that?

Flynn is not only a Democrat but also a pro-abortion Democrat. “Women have to be able to choose,” Flynn said Sunday. “They are the ones that have to make the decision because they are the ones that are going to decide to bring up that child or not.”

That used to be Trump’s position as well. But during the course of this campaign, Trump has courted Christian leaders and evangelical voters by promising to stand with them on the right to life and to nominate conservative justices to the Supreme Court who will do the same. “I’m one of you — just remember that,” he told evangelical voters last year.

Flynn is not one of them. And while many conservatives rightly doubt that, deep down, Trump is truly one of them either, they cut a deal with him — their support in exchange for his promise to govern as a pro-life conservative. If he picks a pro-abortion running mate, Trump would violate his end of that deal before he has even been nominated.

Social issues are only the start of Flynn’s problems. While we know his position on fighting the Islamic State, his positions on other issues that the conservative grass-roots care about are a mystery. Does he support tax increases to pay for more government spending? Where does he stand on Obamacare? How about climate change, cap and trade, and clean energy subsidies? Does he support school choice and conservative education reforms, or does he stand with teachers unions like most traditional Democrats? And who did he support for president in past elections? Did he back Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama, and what does that say about his political priorities?

Trump has adopted a number of traditional Democratic positions on domestic policy — from the minimum wage to entitlements, taxes and trade — so he may not care if Flynn is a traditional Democrat on these matters. But GOP delegates might.

This is not the first time a Republican nominee has flirted with the idea of choosing a Democratic running mate. In 2008, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) seriously considered Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut, who was a Democrat for most of his life before becoming an independent. Like Flynn, Lieberman took a tough stand on Islamic radicalism. But he still held traditional Democratic positions on domestic and social policy. Conservatives rose up in opposition.

They were right to do so. The vice president’s primary job is to step into the Oval Office if something happens to the current occupant. That means if Republican delegates nominate a Democratic vice president, they could very well be nominating a Democratic president. Is that what GOP delegates in Cleveland want?