Fiction Posing As Fact
by  Burt Prelutsky
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Until now, Trump has been able to pretty much limit his campaign against fake news to TV networks, magazines and newspapers, but now, thanks to Michael Wolff, he has had to extend the war zone to books.

Although I haven’t read Mr. Wolff’s latest, I have certainly had its contents debated non-stop for the past two weeks.  Although I admit to bias, I would have to say I agree with those whose mantra might be “The line ‘tween fact and lies in ‘Fire and Fury’ is, at the very least, extremely blurry.”

It doesn’t help that many of those in the media who are now defending Mr. Wolff as an honest reporter used to label him corrupt, notorious for spicing up his reportage by making up controversial quotes and sticking the words in the mouths of people who not only never said them, but contradicted their actual opinions.

According to Michael Wolff, the consensus among Trump’s closest advisors is that the President is a child who hungers for instant gratification.

As odd as it seems, Wolff has somehow managed to confuse me with the President. What makes it so weird is that Trump and I don’t look anything alike. He’s tall, I’m short. He favors suits and ties, while my wardrobe is pretty much limited to tennis shorts, sneakers and Hawaiian shirts. He has fly-away hair, whereas mine flew away a long time ago.

As for instant gratification, that might explain why I write 5 or 6 articles-a-week; it certainly wouldn’t apply to someone who has spent his life dealing with construction projects that could take years from conception to completion.

Even running for the presidency isn’t something you can do overnight. It required Trump to devote 16 months of 18-hour days to the enterprise, hardly the sort of thing that would be undertaken by someone who requires instant gratification.

One of the questions being asked by a great many people is why Steve Bannon would have jeopardized his own political fortunes by feeding Michael Wolff an endless array of quotes that built himself up at Trump’s expense.

The one theory that seems the most obvious is one I haven’t heard from anyone else. The man has a nose as red as the huge raspberry that used to adorn the face of Hollywood’s legendary sot, W.C. Fields. Unless Mr. Bannon suffers from a constant cold and is in desperate need of medical attention, I’m guessing that over the years large infusions of alcoholic beverages have loosened his tongue and unhinged his brain.

* There are others in the media whose dishonesty is a little harder to detect. I would refer to Mike Wallace, whose camouflage as an honest reporter is that he has a Sunday morning talk show on Fox.

It can take a while to realize that he is no more an objective reporter than his father, Mike, an uberliberal from New York, was, when he was a regular on “60 Minutes.” Known for his ambush interviews, it didn’t take viewers very long to realize that he ambushed Republicans far more often and with greater relish than he ever did Democrats.

Understand, I don’t object to Chris Wallace asking Republicans tough questions. However, when he recently had former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as a guest on his show, and not only pretended that he had no idea why our European allies would differ with Trump when it comes to voicing support for the anti-Ayatollah Khamenei demonstrators in Iran, but exhibited obvious approval of Europe’s position, he once again gave the game away.

The reason that Europe, France in particular, doesn’t share Trump’s position has nothing to do with their moral superiority, everything to do with the deals their companies cut with Iran once 
liar-nObama lifted the sanctions in order to pave the way for his misbegotten nuclear deal with the mullahs.

Chris Wallace further displays his anti-Trump bias by placing his thumb on the scales and, more often than not, balances the two liberals on his four-person panel with Never-Trump Republicans like Karl Rove and Guy Benson.

* In the past, I recall that to qualify as an FBI agent, one had to have either a degree in law or accounting.  These days, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, political science, engineering or computer science, are also sufficient.

Judging by the level of partisanship and corruption that currently appears to be rampant at the Bureau, I’d say they need many more accountants, engineers and computer scientists, and far fewer lawyers and poly sci majors.

* Andy Schafly, one of the late Phyllis Schafly’s four sons, and heir to her political philosophy, has been waging war on those pushing for a Constitutional Convention for several years.

For those unfamiliar with the ConCon controversy, it has united people as disparate as George Soros and the Koch brothers on the wrong side of the debate. The three billionaires may have different motives for funding the misguided movement, but their reasons – in Soros’s case, open borders resulting in more potential left-wing voters; in the case of the Koch boys, a steady flow of cheap labor and the legalization of marijuana -- are equally rotten for America.

With so much money at their disposal, it probably shouldn’t be too surprising they’ve been able to bring aboard the likes of Jim DeMint and Tom Coburn, who took early retirement from the U.S. Senate in order dive headfirst into the pockets of billionaires.

When David Koch served as Ed Clark’s V.P. running mate in the 1980 presidential race, their Libertarian platform emphasized the legalization of pot and homosexual rights.  I suppose it speaks well for Koch’s perseverance, if not for the maturing of his priorities in 38 years, that nothing much has changed.

It also speaks well of the American people that in that election, Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush garnered 43,901,812 votes to Clark and Koch’s 921,128.

* It strikes me that the toppling of statues of Confederate notables was as cowardly and contemptible as the way that Stalin used to edit Soviet history by airbrushing his rivals out of old May Day photographs. One didn’t have to be a defender of slavery to be offended by the vandalizing of American history.

Still, how is it that Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who represents the 16th congressional district of Texas, has been left intact in spite of the fact she bears the names of the Confederacy’s two most famous generals, Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson?

If there’s any justice in the world, Mrs. Lee will soon be removed from the hallowed halls of Congress, melted down and possibly reappear as part of a bridge or highway as a result of the upcoming infrastructure bill.

Better yet, considering the prominent role she has played in fomenting racial division in America, a more appropriate fate might be the one suggested by the Yiddish curse calling for a villain’s reincarnation as a chandelier, to hang by day and burn by night.
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Yes scum-Soro is always doing something to prevent what the United States wants. He should be banned

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Fiction Posing As Fact
by  Burt Prelutsky
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ALERT ALERT

Schumer Refusing To Help Border Kids
Wants To Hurt Trump Instead

The controversy over how underage illegal aliens are handled at the border is heating up — but Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer just rejected a good-faith proposal to fix the problem.

A growing number of people on both sides of the political aisle have expressed concern for border separations, which occur when migrants are caught breaking the law along the border while they have children with them, or when the often exploitative relationship between adults and minors at the border cannot be established.

A vast amount of mis-information and outright lying about the situation has muddied the water, making it tough to understand the situation in its entirety.

Both liberals and conservatives, however, have voiced their support for a better system that results in fewer family separations, and even President Donald Trump has indicated that he is willing to stand with Congress if they change the law.

Shockingly, however, it looks like one of the most well-known faces of the Democratic party isn’t willing to take action, and is instead playing politics in order to attack Trump.

On Tuesday, Schumer openly rejected a Republican proposal to fix the immigrant separation problem at the legislative level, and instead whined about the president.

“There are so many obstacles to legislation and when the president can do it with his own pen, it makes no sense,” Schumer stated, according to The Hill.

“Legislation is not the way to go here when it’s so easy for the president to sign it,” he complained.

Democrats Reject Bill To Keep Families Together At Border – Schumer Says He “Wants To Keep Focus On Trump”

Think about that for a second: The president’s job is to execute existing laws. The legislature’s job is to change or enact new laws when needed.

A senator elected to the legislature for exactly that purpose is now refusing to do his job and pass legislation, while simultaneously blaming the president for enforcing the existing laws, as he is sworn to do.

If there was any doubt that Schumer and the Democrats are playing politics instead of trying to actually help migrant families, the senator made his intentions clear: Obstruct and point fingers at Trump.

“Asked if that meant Democrats would not support a bill backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to keep immigrant families together while seeking asylum on the U.S. border, Schumer said they want to keep the focus on Trump,” The Hill explained.

Make no mistake: The Democrats dragging their feet and refusing to back legislation already drafted by Republicans will prolong the problems at the border.

“Schumer’s opposition to a legislative fix means there likely won’t be a quick end to the emotional images of immigrant children being separated from their families unless Trump backs down,” The Hill reported.

“Democrats want to keep the pressure on Trump instead of having Congress assume responsibility for the growing crisis,” the news outlet continued.

Again: There’s a solution ready to go, with Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ready to support it. Yet Democrats like Schumer apparently believe that scoring political points against Trump is more important than helping broken families on the border, even as their own liberal voters demand action.

“Congress alone can fix it,” stated Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Monday.

“I support, and all of the senators of the Republican conference support, a plan that keeps families together,” McConnell agreed.

“We need to fix the problem and it requires a legislative solution,” he said.

Yet Democrats refuse to budge.

This “do nothing but blame Trump” response from the left should prove beyond a doubt that all the tears and hand-wringing from liberals are disingenuous. They’re for show. If it was truly about helping innocent kids at the border, Schumer and his fellow Democrats could act right now.

If their priority was actually to solve the problem and help broken families, scoring points against Trump shouldn’t even be a concern. Even if they believed he was being stubborn on the issue, they could take the high road by doing their jobs and supporting bipartisan legislation.

They don’t, because solving the problem was never their goal. They are playing political games and using devastated children as pawns, while pretending that the president is the monster.

That’s sick… and the American people need to see exactly who is doing the obstruction.

SLAVEHOLDER??

Washington Post Compares
Jeff Sessions To Slaveholder’

The Washington Post compared Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “slaveholders” after he quoted the Bible on Thursday while discussing his department’s policy of prosecuting all illegal immigrants who cross the border.

Sessions made the statement during a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

WaPo ran a story entitled “Sessions cites Bible passage used to defend slavery in defense of separating immigrant families” by general assignment editor Keith McMillan and religion reporter Julie Zauzmer on Friday.

Rather than detailing the statistics Sessions cited in the speech that explain the immigration policy, the story quoted John Fea, a history professor at Messiah College in Pennsylvania.

“This is the same argument that Southern slaveholders and the advocates of a Southern way of life made,” Fea said.

Sessions spent much of the speech discussing the numbers behind current immigration policy, including separating families at the Southwest border.

“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes,” Sessions said.

“Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves. Consistent and fair application of the law is in itself a good and moral thing, and that protects the weak and protects the lawful.”

“The previous administration wouldn’t prosecute aliens if they came with children,” Sessions said.

“It was de-facto open borders if you came with children. The results were unsurprising. More and more illegal aliens started showing up at the border with children.”

Sessions laid out the numbers in the speech.

“In 2013, fewer than 15,000 family units were apprehended crossing our border illegally between ports of entry in dangerous areas of the country,” he said.

“Five years later, it was more than 75,000, a five-fold increase in five years. It didn’t even have to be their child that was brought, it could be anyone. You can imagine that this created a lot of danger.”

The U.S. has the “opportunity” to fix its broken immigration system now, Sessions said.

“I believe that’s it’s moral, right, just and decent that we have a lawful system of immigration,” he said. “The American people have been asking for it.”

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