HERE IS A NEW TREASURE: FRIEND AND CO-AUTHOR DAVE LUKAS NEW PODCAST
I hope you read it and like it. (Please rate if and give it 5 stars if you do…that’s how these things gain traction and readership!) It’s off to a great start. My interview is already recorded; it’s coming up in a few weeks.
THINK YOU KNOW AMERICA AND ITS HISTORY? TAKE THIS TEST:
America—1776-2016—How Well Do You Know It? (You’ll be surprised.)
1) Who were the Founding Fathers?
2) What was the Revolutionary War fought about? And when?
3) What documents led to the USA being formed?
4) What are the three branches of the US Federal Government?
5) What are the two Houses of Congress, and how many members are in each, from where?
6) Who fought in the Civil War, about what, and when? Who was president then & who won?
7) Who fought in WW-II about what, when, and who won?
8) What was the Cold War? Who was fighting it, over what and who won?
9) Who are: Vladimir Lenin, Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Saddam Hussein, Moammar Gadhafi, Bashar el-Assad & Hafez el-Assad?
10) Who were the last three presidents? Who is the current Vice President? Who is the Speaker of the House, and who preceded him?
11) Who are JFK, RFK and MLK? What do they have in common?
12) What is the Electoral College and what does it do?
Answers: 1) George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, James Madison, James Monroe & Benjamin Franklin. 2) America’s freedom from England, 1775-1783 3) The Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Constitution (1788) 4) Legislative (Congress: makes laws), Executive (President: executes laws), and Judicial (Supreme Court: decides if legal per the Constitution) 5) The House-435 members proportional to population of states, Senate-100 members 2/state 6) North (states) vs. South (Confederate), rights & slavery, 1861-1865, Abe Lincoln, North won, slavery was abolished 7) Great Britain/USA vs. Germany & then Japan (desperation, mostly-Russia flipped/both sides), Democracy vs. Nazism (Fascism) Dictatorship, GB, Euro/US, NA won. 1940’s (A-bomb Hiroshima, Japan) 8) USA vs. USSR, Democracy/Capitalism vs. Communism, USA. 9) All dictators: Communist, Fascist, or Muslim. 10) Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama; Joe Biden; Paul Ryan preceded by John Boehner (Speaker of the house is third in presidential succession.) 11) John F. Kennedy, his brother Robert F. Kennedy and Rev. Martin Luther King—all three highly regarded American leaders. All three were assassinated. King was most highly revered black leader. 12) It elects the president. 538 “electors” chosen on votes cast/wins by state. (The number of electors equals the number of members in a state’s Congressional delegation (House Reps., + 2 Senators/state). Electors cast votes that elect the president. Majority: 270 electoral votes, wins. Lack of a majority is decided by a vote of the House of Representatives)
TIME FOR A REVOLUTION—US FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NEEDS MASSIVE CHANGE—WHICH CANDIDATE WILL BRING THAT? (DONALD J. TRUMP!)
There is a daunting list of changes needed. I finally quit after listing many of them. There’s more, but even a strong change effort by a new president will only be effective it he also has Congress on his side.
WHAT IS ON THE LONG LIST FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENT?
I prepared this list to share with my Representatives in Congress, so feel free to use it if you like it and agree with it.
SHOCKING EXAMPLE: RIGHT DIAGNOSIS, WRONG PERSON (OBAMA, NOT TRUMP)
Quit believing all the crap pushed out about Donald Trump by the mainstream media and Horrible Hillary’s campaign buddies—it is so radically biased it’s unbelievable. Obama’s former campaign guy, David Plouffe was being interviewed on one of the liberal mainstream channels. Plouffe took a shot at defining a psychopath—and defended his diagnosis. “Well, you know, listen, the grandiose notion of self-worth, pathological lying, lack of empathy and remorse.” Since I joined the interview midway, I wondered why he would accurately (but harshly) describe his former boss—Barack Obama. Wrong; I should have known. He was accusing Donald Trump of being a psychopath. Even the left wing interviewer, Chuck Todd, called him out on it: “Wait a minute. Wait a minute," host Chuck Todd interrupted. "Do you really think diagnosing people on air — I assume you don't have a degree in psychology. Is that fair? I mean, we’re jumping to conclusions here, I think this is what gets voters a little frustrated with this campaign.” Thank you, Chuck.
WANT FOUR MORE YEARS OF THE STATUS QUO? I THINK NOT! PLEASE READ THE ATTACHMENT …
HERE’S THE PROBLEM—ELECTORAL MAP AS OF NOW! HILLARY IS WINNING.
Forget national polls. They mean little, except directionally. What matters is the state by state tally. You can see all the polls at http://www.realclearpolitics.com but this one is particularly troubling.
HOW THE CLINTON’S MANAGE TO DO ILLEGAL THINGS—AND AVOID THE BLAME FOR IT?
Unable to confirm, but seems logical. Can anyone confirm or refute this? Does anyone doubt that they talked about Hillary’s case and avoiding an indictment?
Well, let's see. Our AG Loretta Lynch was headed to Aspen, Co from Washington DC for a speaking engagement, a distance of around 1500 miles in almost a direct line East to West. The Government plane she was flying in was more than likely a G5 with a range of 6500 miles. Question is why she would go to Phoenix first which is 600 miles South of Aspen then go North to Aspen from Phoenix. She did not need to stop in Phoenix for fuel because if she had flown direct, fuel would not be necessary. In fact, do the math, the G5 has the range to make that round trip without refueling?
Why was Bill waiting for Lynch's plane to land in Phoenix when she was going to Aspen? That meeting was planned to put the Clinton Fix on and some guy who worked at the FBO in Phoenix, called his friend who was an Anchor at the local ABC Station (that is a shocker) and then he verified the meeting with a second independent source at the airport. Ms Lynch said "They talked for half an hour about grand kids and golf". Loretta does not have any grand kids and doesn’t play golf.
A COMPENDIUM OF HILLARY’S LIES AND MISSTATEMENTS FROM FACTCHECK.COM—READ THE MASSIVE LIST! SHARE IT WITH OTHERS.
IS THIS THE TRUTH (?) ABOUT THE KHANS BEING HIRED TO “BAIT” TRUMP (WHICH LED TO HIS FOOLISH, ILL-ADVISED REPLY)—TRAGIC “USE” OF A BEREAVED FAMILY?
This would be typical of a Clinton “dirty tricks” campaign. Take a family who is bitter about a tragic loss of their son and “use them” for campaign fodder. (Really nasty if true. Even the liberal front organization SNOPES does not refute this.) BUT I can’t confirm it’s accuracy. Once something is posted on the Internet, it spreads like wildfire, but tracking it to the source is tough.
The worst part is that Trump “fell for the bait," and responded the wrong way! Shame on him for not having someone (his family, for sure!) to “advise him” how to handle such things. He could have turned it around and lamented that he had NO sacrifice to match the Khans. But isn’t it sad that the Clinton campaign would stoop to use their misery as parents as a convention/campaign ploy?
(NOTE: I have been unable to verify this information. Can someone else find it?) See TruthorFiction post below.
So, the Dems had to pay actors to fill up seats at their convention (did they?) and now we learn they paid Khan??
– Khan was paid $25,000 by the Clinton campaign to speak at the DNC
– The speech was not written by Mr. Khan, but by two campaign staffers.
– The copy of the US Constitution that Mr. Khan held up was bought only two HOURS before his speech by a female staffer, to be used solely as a prop and Khan returned the book after speaking.
– 5 Gold Star families turned down the opportunity to speak before Khan was contacted by the Clinton campaign.
– All five families were paid $5,000 and signed a non disclosure.
– Khan’s immigration law firm is in debt $1.7M and owes back taxes of upward $850,000 plus penalties.
– CNN paid Khan over $100,000 to tell his “story” and repeated interviews across networks. (unverified)
– Khan was given a bonus of $175k by the DNC for his effort in the media. (see report below)
– The IRS has since put Khan’s tax file on a “hold” status.
Is this guy going to claim this bribe money on his taxes?? And doesn't this disgrace the memory of his son?? Talk about soulless…
From TruthorFiction.com: Summary of eRumor:
Hackers have secured a document that the Clinton Foundation paid $375,000 to Khizr Khan’s law firm, presumably in exchange for the Khan family’s support of Hillary Clinton
There’s no way to verify the authenticity of the document that has been held up as proof that the Clinton Foundation deposited $375,000 into a Khizr Khan law firm account. The rumor can be traced back to Get Off the BS, a blog site that regularly publishes articles that are critical of the Clintons and of left-wing causes in general. The site reported that the Anonymous hacker group had obtained a private document from Khizr Khan’s law firm that proved he was paid $375,000 for supporting Hillary Clinton and for speaking at the Democratic National Convention
ENOUGH FOR ONE EDITION? NOT QUITE: THIS ONE WILL BLOW YOUR MIND…AND IT’S LONG, BUT WORTH THE TIME TO READ:
REMEMBER THE SOLUTION: VOTE FOR TRUMP (hold your nose if you must, but he’s so much better for America than HORRIBLE HILLARY CLINTON!)
I HAVE A PROPOSAL THAT WILL NEVER BE ADOPTED:
PASS A BI-PARTISAN LAW RESTRICTING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES FROM USING HAIR COLORING AND MAKEUP.
LET US SEE WHAT THEY REALLY LOOK LIKE.
TRUMP IS 70, CLINTON IS 68. DO YOU REALLY THINK THEY ARE STILL BLONDE AND UNWRINKLED? NAH...
HOW MANY PEOPLE WANT HER FOR OUR NEXT PRESIDENT! REALLY?
OR HIM? (IT REALLY IS HIS HAIR!)
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