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   RedWhiteBlue  I was going to post this in the JOKES section but then it looks to me more like the real thing instead of a joke.....

Democratic National Convention Schedule

Saturday, 27 August 2016
11:15 AM
Free lunch, medical marijuana, and bus ride to the Convention.
Forms distributed for Food Stamp enrollment.

2:30 PM
Group Voter Registration for Undocumented Immigrants.

4:00 PM
Opening Flag Burning Ceremony
Sponsored by CNN

4:15 PM
Address on "Being the Real You"
Rachel Dolezal, former Head of the Seattle NAACP and
Caitlyn Jenner

4:30 PM
"How to Bank $200 Million as a Public Servant and Claim to be Broke"
Hillary Clinton
4:45 PM

“How to have a successful career without ever having a job, and still avoid paying taxes!”
A Seminar Moderated by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson
5:00 PM
Medals of Freedom presentation to Army deserter Bo Berghdal
Baltimore Looters
5:30 PM
Invitation-only Autograph Session
Souvenir photographs of Hillary and Chelsea dodging Sniper Fire in Bosnia
5:45 PM
Tribute to All of the 57 States
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
6:00 PM
General vote on praising Baltimore rioters, and on using the terminology "Alternative Shoppers" instead of "Looters"
7:30 PM
Announcement of VP Nominee
Chris Stevens, with a quick rebuttal and withdrawal when Hillary realizes she got him killed in Benghazi
8:30 PM
The White House "Semantics Committee" Meeting
General vote on re-branding "Muslim Terrorism" as "Random Acts of Islamic Over-Exuberance"
9:00 PM
“Liberal Bias in Media – How we can make it work for you”
Tutorial sponsored by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times with Guest Speaker, Brian Williams
9:15 PM
Tribute Film to the Brave Freedom Fighters still incarcerated at GITMO
Michael Moore
9:45 PM
Personal Finance Seminar - "Businesses Don't Create Jobs"
Hillary Clinton
10:00 PM
Group Condemnation of Bitter Gun Owners.
10:30 PM
Ceremonial “We Surrender” Waving of the White Flag to Afghanistan , Russia , and ISIS .
11:00 PM
Short film, "Setting Up Your Own Illegal Email Server While Serving in A Cabinet Post and How to Pretend It's No Big Deal"
Hosted by Hillary Rodham Clinton
11:30 PM
"How to Offend Christians While Implementing Sharia Law in America "
"Sneaky Joe" Biden

12:00 AM
Official Nomination of Hillary
Bill Maher and Chris “He sends a thrill up my leg!” Matthews
18 minutes ago .

   MeiDei  What do you make of this?
Commanding Generals fired: •General John R. Allen-U.S. Marines Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] (Nov 2012 )
•Major General Ralph Baker (2 Star )-U.S. Army Commander of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn in Africa (April 2013 )
•Major General Michael Carey (2 Star )-U.S. Air Force Commander of the 20th US Air Force in charge of 9,600 people and 450 Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (Oct 2013 )
•Colonel James Christmas-U.S. Marines Commander 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit & Commander Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response Unit (July 2013 )
•Major General Peter Fuller-U.S. Army Commander in Afghanistan (May 2011 )
•Major General Charles M.M. Gurganus-U.S. Marine Corps Regional Commander of SW and I Marine Expeditionary Force in Afghanistan (Oct 2013 )
•General Carter F. Ham-U.S. Army African Command (Oct 2013 )
•Lieutenant General David H. Huntoon (3 Star ), Jr.-U.S. Army 58th Superintendent of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY (2013 )
•Command Sergeant Major Don B Jordan-U.S. Army 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command (suspended Oct 2013 )
•General James Mattis-U.S. Marines Chief of CentCom (May 2013 )
•Colonel Daren Margolin-U.S. Marine in charge of Quantico’s Security Battalion (Oct 2013 )
•General Stanley McChrystal-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (June 2010 )
•General David D. McKiernan-U.S. Army Commander Afghanistan (2009 )
•General David Petraeus-Director of CIA from September 2011 to November 2012 & U.S. Army Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] and Commander U.S. Forces Afghanistan [USFOR-A] (Nov 2012 )
•Brigadier General Bryan Roberts-U.S. Army Commander 2nd Brigade (May 2013 )
•Major General Gregg A. Sturdevant-U.S. Marine Corps Director of Strategic Planning and Policy for the U.S. Pacific Command & Commander of Aviation Wing at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan (Sept 2013 )
•Colonel Eric Tilley-U.S. Army Commander of Garrison Japan (Nov 2013 )
•Brigadier General Bryan Wampler-U.S. Army Commanding General of 143rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command [TSC] (suspended Oct 2013 )
Commanding Admirals fired: •Rear Admiral Charles Gaouette-U.S. Navy Commander John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group Three (Oct 2012 )
•Vice Admiral Tim Giardina(3 Star, demoted to 2 Star )-U.S. Navy Deputy Commander of the US Strategic Command, Commander of the Submarine Group Trident, Submarine Group 9 and Submarine Group 10 (Oct 2013 )
Naval Officers fired: (All in 2011 ) •Captain David Geisler-U.S. Navy Commander Task Force 53 in Bahrain (Oct 2011 )
•Commander Laredo Bell-U.S. Navy Commander Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs, NY (Aug 2011 )
•Lieutenant Commander Kurt Boenisch-Executive Officer amphibious transport dock Ponce (Apr 2011 )
•Commander Nathan Borchers-U.S. Navy Commander destroyer Stout (Mar 2011 )
•Commander Robert Brown-U.S. Navy Commander Beachmaster Unit 2 Fort Story, VA (Aug 2011 )
•Commander Andrew Crowe-Executive Officer Navy Region Center Singapore (Apr 2011 )
•Captain Robert Gamberg-Executive Officer carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower (Jun 2011 )
•Captain Rex Guinn-U.S. Navy Commander Navy Legal Service office Japan (Feb 2011 )
•Commander Kevin Harms- U.S. Navy Commander Strike Fighter Squadron 137 aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln (Mar 2011 )
•Lieutenant Commander Martin Holguin-U.S.
About an hour ago .

   MeiDei  List above is partial - all fired or forcibly 'retired'. AF list is supposedly longer.
About an hour ago .


Mike Gallagher is the 8th most recognized talk radio personality in the country, and is heard by over 2.25 million listeners weekly. He compiled and wrote the following essay entitled, “Obama: It was You.”

President Obama:

This is why you didn’t go to France to show solidarity against the Muslim terrorists:

? It was you who spoke these words at an Islamic dinner - “I am one of you.”
? It was you who on ABC News referenced -”My Muslim faith.”
? It was you who gave $100 million in US taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques.
? It was you who wrote that in the event of a conflict - “I will stand with the Muslims.”
? It was you who assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that - “I am a Muslim.”
? It was you who bowed in submission before the Saudi King.
? It was you who sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.
? It was you who exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay.
? It was you who purposefully omitted – “endowed by our Creator ” – from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.
? It was you who mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ’s Sermon On The Mount while repeatedly referring to the ‘HOLY’ Qur’an.
? It was you who traveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States Of America.
? It was you who instantly threw the support of your administration behind the building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the hallowed crater of the World Trade Center.
? It was you who refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the White House.
? It was you who ordered Georgetown Univ. and Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges of Jesus Christ BEFORE you would agree to go there to speak but, in contrast, you have NEVER requested that the mosques you have visited to adjust their decor.
? It was you who appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.
? It was you who appointed rabid Islamists to Homeland Security.
? It was you who said that NASA’s “foremost mission” was an outreach to Muslim communities.
? It was you who, as an Illinois ‘Senator’, was the ONLY individual who would speak in favor of infanticide.
? It was you who were the first ‘president’ not to give a Christmas Greeting from the White House, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the WH tree.
? It was you who curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.
? It was you who refused to condemn the Ft. Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.
? It is you who has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture, but yet, have submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of hypothetical human-rights abuses.
? It was you who, when queried in India, refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global Jihadists, and instead profusely praised Islam in a country that
10 hours ago .

   Suejeanne  Iran #1 cheerleader for the "Death to America" crowd

Speaking of "thousands and thousands" of people - what about all of those brave people in 2009 converging on Tehran to protest the results of the June election in Iran - masses of people standing up for liberty, really putting their lives on the line and ultimately punished by the brutal regime.

Did Obama stand with those people in Iran when there was this opportunity for a regime change? Was it because he had already told Iran's leaders that he would be "with" them - so, is that why Obama did not lead the world in standing with the protestors?

Now Iran has sentenced Jason Rezaian, Washington Post reporter; many of us saw Jason on CNN's show with Anthony Bourdain last year, before he ever had any idea of being arrested . . . a really nice, jovial, easygoing guy, optimistic and faithful about the goodness of other people and there was his wife, Yeganeh Salehi(also a journalist ) sitting there at his side.

I mention this because this is malarkey that the Washington Post "fact checker" was fastened on trying to discredit Donald Trump about Muslims celebrating 9/11 but not doing fact-checking on the Obama administration's dealing with Iran, the #1 cheerleader for the "Death to America" crowd.

Question: When Barack Obama was a Presidential candidate, did he write letters offering his "help" to the Iranian regime and was that why he stood silent while those brave protestors were thrown in prison, butchered, God knows what suffering - ask him if he did or didn't pledge to "help" the regime in Iran.

Could Mr. Kessler ask President Obama for a solid answer: "so, WHEN do you think Jason will be let out??"

Additionally, here is a set of questions Mr. Kessler could pursue with President Obama about whether or not his commitment to help the Iranian regime is the underlying reason for:

1. the way he took the troops out of Iraq - Iran wanted to move in ultimately
2. the way he has dealt with Assad
3. the fact that he has NOT contained ISIS
4. the reason he has not acted upon intel reports submitted to him

It just seems to me that Mr. Kessler can't see the forest for the trees, he just sees a lot of wooden noses and doesn't want to lose that gig; it's easy, like handing out ribbons at the horse show.

I think Mr. Kessler needs to do some gut-checking along with his fact-checking.
Yesterday at 05:06 EST .

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   Suejeanne  Gun control? Um, no thank you - but I would love a little more of that dressing with some gravy

When we were little, there were plenty of guns around . . . e.g., on the boat (50' motor yacht ) in case of pirates while deep-sea fishing or to take on a hike on one of the islands for target practice (all of the kids had a turn ), a set of antique dueling pistols, my big brother's BB gun . . .

Dad's pistol that was in the safe in his closet in the master bedroom - the gun was always loaded and the safe was unlocked - Dad showed us where it was in case it was ever needed but we would never dream of touching it without permission or to "play with it" - we respected the lethal power of it and we respected Dad -

respect for "private property" and "privacy" was instilled - you just don't mess with anyone else's stuff and you don't go into someone's private space when they aren't around and when they are around, you knock on the door first -

That was a long time ago and we were all on the same page and had lots of time with our parents to brainwash us but if you have little kids who aren't indoctrinated in privacy and respect of other people's stuff (i.e. guns ) like we were, you had better lock up these things safely in your house - that would be gun control.

I don't recall ever discussing "gun control" at Thanksgiving and don't plan to do so now -

is Obama afraid that if he doesn't give us an assignment, it might occur to us to discuss what a terrible President he is? President Obama had better concentrate on doing his own homework, unless the dog ate it.
Yesterday at 01:21 EST .

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   Alice  You are so right about the lack of teaching children to respect privacy and private property!

What they are being taught is to have indiscriminate ''passion'' and we are starting to see the consequences in irrational student protests now!
14 hours ago .

   MeiDei  The march is on:
Yesterday at 13:30 EST .

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   Tulsa  Off topic. We received snail mail from a local solar panel co. saying our regional energy co. was requesting a 14% rate increase. 14% is the magic national scare amt. it seems.

The tax deduction or tax credit(don't remember which ) for solar panels which are outrageously expensive.. ends in 2015, so solar cos are pushing.
Yesterday at 17:38 EST .

   Fireball27  Anyone see the Washington Post story on the town in Michigan? It now has a majority of Muslims on the town council. There are pictures of women wearing the "nijib"? the full cover cloak, with only the eye slot to see out of. And this really got me, the "call to prayer" is played 5 times a day! Seniors have been complaining about being awaken at 6am to the "call". This is in America! Around here seniors complain about the morning train. I can't wait to see how many people try to sell their houses while the "call to prayer" sounds loudly in the neighborhood. I wonder how much of a selling point that will be?
Monday at 02:21 EST .

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   Balogreene  Scares me how this could happen. But, maybe a lot of Americans are being pretty blasé about how they vote. I know I have a sister, her husband, MIL, BIL, SIL, and four children who are. Me, my 2 sisters and BIL, I think one step-nephew, and his new wife, surely can't outvote them. We keep hoping someone gets bored and doesn't vote. Can you imagine? Some of them want Bernie, and some Hillary?
Yesterday at 18:18 EST .

   Fireball27  Here is what to ask them. Are they ready to wake up to the "call to prayer" at 6am? Also if they are fine with it, how do they think the other people in the neighborhood will react when their property value drops because of it?
Yesterday at 19:36 EST .

   Suejeanne  President Obama's press conference at the close of the ASEAN summit

November 22, 2015

Watching him speak at the ASEAN summit in Kuala Lumpur, he started out sounding sort of cut and dried but then that mean mouth started to furl up again like an anchovy trying to find its way back into the jar -

he seems annoyed but was trying to control himself -

talked about how important it is for us to maintain what is important about being Americans while dealing with the refugee concerns -

on the matter of intel reports regarding the war on ISIS, it sounded to me like he was going to blame the intelligence community/military commanders if what he has been getting wasn't right - he talked about how when he first came into office, he told them not to shade anything -

it sounds like he is getting ready to throw the intelligence community/military commanders under the bus for not giving accurate information to him - mentioned waiting to hear what the Inspector General finds -

does he know about the US pilots being hamstrung by his administration, 75% of ordnance not being dropped (if I understood that correctly ) - the fact that this is even being reported - is Obama going to try to punish those US pilots (and their commanders ) who conveyed that bit of information to the public?
Sunday at 06:30 EST .

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   MeiDei  You raise an interesting question that has been bothering me re: ordinance not being dropped. Just from what I remember about WWII & VN - pilots dumped bombs before landing - do they not do that anymore - and if not, is it because missles are not as dangerous as bombs when landing?
Sunday at 11:26 EST .

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   Suejeanne  My Mom was looking through some of her old paperbacks, thinking about reading instead of watching the tv news and getting so upset. She re-read "The Deep Blue Good-By" by John D. MacDonald - when she got to the end of it, she was leafing through the pages at the end - his son, Maynard MacDonald, wrote a page about how his father started writing - then that was followed by excerpts from various books with John D. MacDonald's popular character, Travis McGee - Mom thought this excerpt was interesting, from "The Empty Copper Sea" (1978 ):

"Law enforcement has become so complex, technical, and demanding, so dependent on the expert use of expert equipment, one might as well say it would make as much sense to elect brain surgeons for the public at large as sheriffs".
November 22 at 00:32 EST .

   Suejeanne  Puzzle solved why black students want Woodrow Wilson's name removed from the premises of Princeton -

they found out that Woodrow Wilson supported Margaret Sanger, who pushed for black women to have abortions and to be sterilized; she was big on "eugenics", was an inspiration for Adolf Hitler - Woodrow Wilson famously pulled her chestnuts out of the fire when she was indicted for sending birth control info through the mails - now black students are realizing that Woodrow Wilson had an early hand in Sanger's immense success with "black lives don't matter" (later known as Planned Parenthood ).
November 19 at 14:14 EST .

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   Papasparky  There is another aspect of Woodrow Wilson's Presidency that is little known or discussed during these times of political correctness flooding every corner of our society.

Wilson may have been the first modern day President who had a woman whispering in his ear first thing every morning, very similar to the present day joker who inhabits our White House. Woodrow, contrary to Barack, at least had a somewhat viable excuse -- he had a severe stroke midway through his second term -- and wife Edith essentially ran the Executive Branch of Government from 1919 to 1921.

Barack's only excuse is that his entire life has been illegitimate, from his birth to this day, and his homosexuality and continuing drug use have rendered his personality inadequate for anything other than his skill of being a convincing congenital liar. He needs to hear the constant reaffirmation of his "surrogate" mama to function, and one Valerie Jarrett (Iranian born Muslim woman ) is our modern day Mata Hari. Michelle is just a Jeremiah Wright supplied facade paid off in perks.

“The only thing new in the world is the history you do not know.”
~ Harry S. Truman

A foot note for Hillary -- forget your hopeless quest to be the first . . . we have already had two of them!
November 20 at 07:54 EST .

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   Balogreene  President Wilson also resegregated Government. Blacks had been hired in Government for a while. When he came in, he fired them all, hired whites. I forget what his "good reasons" were. He was a racist. He was a Communist sympathizer. But, I think those BLM people are confused, and hate Wilson for all the wrong reasons.
Yesterday at 18:21 EST .

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