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DICTATORS

by Burt Prelutsky

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GOP Takes Step To Free Americans 

From liar-nObama Socialism Mandate

by rickwells.us

{rickwells.us} ~ Senate Republicans are far from perfect and many, if not most of them, are part of the problem with the DC Swamp... They did, however, on Friday, do something no globalist Democrat would ever consider doing. They voted against wealth redistribution. In passing the Senate tax bill, the liar-nObamacare individual mandate was eliminated. The decree by our former foreign-born emperor that those of us who didn’t opt in for their overpriced, largely useless and unsustainable health care plan were to be turned upside down, vigorously shaken and the contents of our pockets, including our wallets, confiscated, will be no more...  https://rickwells.us/gop-obama-socialism-mandate/

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Trump should Pardon Flynn,

Sessions should Fire Mueller and then Resign

by Michael P. Rethman

{ipatriot.com} ~ General Michael Flynn served honorably in the U.S. Army rising to become a 3-star general and head the Defense Intelligence Agency... Unfortunately for Flynn, he found the sewer that is DC to his liking – where it’s seemingly okay to be hired by foreign governments who seek to alter U.S. policy. Yet despite its questionable ethics, what Flynn did for Turkey isn’t illegal. Instead, Flynn’s major mistake was naively supporting Donald J. Trump’s campaign for President. This was tantamount to painting a target on his own back in the waning days of the corrupt liar-nObama Administration... http://ipatriot.com/trump-pardon-flynn-sessions-fire-mueller-resign/

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Georgia Copyrighted Its Own Laws. Now,

It’s Suing a Nonprofit Group for Publishing Them.

by Amy Swearer

{dailysignal.com} ~ The state of Georgia has one, and only one, official set of laws: the Official Code of Georgia Annotated... There’s just one tiny problem for Georgia citizens who wish to know exactly what’s in the code: It will cost them hundreds of dollars to read it. Why? Because Georgia copyrighted its own code and gave sole distribution rights to LexisNexis, a for-profit company. The state has since raked in tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of royalty fees every year, all for allowing its citizens the privilege of reading their own laws..http://dailysignal.com/2017/12/01/georgia-copyrighted-laws-now-suin...

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The net neutrality farce: From the start, the

concept has been based on a flawed foundation

by THOMAS HAZLETT

{nydailynews.com} ~ For the sixth time in the last decade, U.S. rules on "network neutrality" are set to flip... The controversial policy — first imposed by the Federal Communications Commission under Bush 43, then struck down by federal courts, then re-imposed under President liar-nObama, then overturned again, then imposed yet again — is now slated for demolition by Ajit Pai, the FCC head appointed by President Trump. In a public radio debate not long ago, Tom Wheeler — who led the FCC from 2013 until early this year — argued for net neutrality regulations to protect subscribers from anti-competitive actions by their Internet Service Providers (ISPs). He asserted that the rules would protect internet start-ups of the future, singling out AOL as his historical example. It was a stunning misdirection...  http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/net-neutrality-farce-article-1.3...

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Cuomo’s Expensive Puerto Rico 

“Better Than Ever” Bail Out – We Pay

by rickwells.us

{rickwells.us} ~ Andrew Cuomo is on his next political campaign, perhaps for governor of New York or maybe President of the United States... He’s saying what he believes will endear him to the parasites of America, also known as Democrat voters, both on the island of Puerto Rico and on the US mainland. The corrupt Democrats running and ruining Puerto Rico and hindering the aid effort are the ones responsible for what happened to that third world money pit that, unfortunately, is a US territory. It’s not the Trump administration’s fault, as was clearly evident during the immediate aftermath of the hurricanes. The mayor of San Juan and others vividly highlighted the fact that the Puerto Rican Democrats are every bit as corrupt and hypocritical as their mainland cousins... https://rickwells.us/cuomo-puerto-rico-better-pay/

VIDEO:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKOYpu9hsNE

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DICTATORS

by Burt Prelutsky


For a long time, I have been firmly convinced that the ideal form of government would be a benevolent dictator, someone who could cut through the usual bureaucratic red tape and partisan politics that afflict representative forms of government, in order to do the most good, most quickly, for the most people.

Unfortunately, dictators who aren’t malevolent tyrants are rarer than unicorns. And as nobody is in a position to offer me the job, it appears we are pretty much stuck with what we have.

The problem is that even in such enlightened nations as England and the U.S., we have witnessed and sat idly by while those in authority misused their powers. In America, as we all recall, we all saw President liar-nObama enable the bureaucrats at the EPA to destroy businesses on the flimsiest of ecological whims. 

At the same time, he was allowed to get away with one whopper after another. Time and again, he swore that if we liked our doctors and our health insurance, we would be allowed to hang onto them under the Affordable Care Act.

Because he wasn’t impeached for such blatant lies, he felt that even after insisting on 26 separate occasions that he didn’t have the constitutional right to prevent six million illegal aliens from being deported, it was safe to go ahead and issue an executive order preventing their eviction.

What the dictator class did in England was, in a way, even worse because lying in the name of partisanship is bad, but it has a traditional basis in human nature. Nobody really expects politicians to have a moral compass. We all understand that those holding public office are mainly motivated by power and greed. But we expect more from those sworn to uphold the Hippocratic Oath, whose primary obligation is to do no harm.

When eight-month-old Charlie Gard was diagnosed with mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, a terminal neurological disease, his parents went about raising money through charitable donations to take their baby son to New York for experimental treatment. But the hospital objected, insisting that Charlie had the right to die with dignity.

When the parents countered that their son’s primary right was to live, the battle entered the legal system. Time and again, the English courts ruled in favor of the hospital. By the time Dr. Michio Hirano was permitted to come over from New York to examine the baby, he said it was too late for his treatment to have any chance of saving Charlie.

The court then ruled that Charlie would be taken off his respirator. Charlie died the next day. I can’t confirm that he died with his dignity intact. But however little he may have had, it dwarfed that of London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children or the English legal system.

● Some people have defended the smutty things that Donald Trump said about women to Billy Bush during that famous conversation aboard a bus. They insist it was just a case of boys being boys, although Mr. Trump was pushing 60 at the time. They said it was just the sort of locker room braggadocio that males always engage in.

I’m 77. Therefore, I have spent a lot of time in locker rooms, though not recently, I’m happy to say. They were steamy, stinky places, but I never heard anything like the sort of crap Mr. Trump said to Bush. And I’m willing to wager that most of the men reading this haven’t, either.

But there’s no question that America has become a much coarser place over the years. I would trace it back to the 60s with the advent of its simplistic “Make Love Not War” slogan and the hippies’ campaign on behalf of “Free Love,” neither of which had anything to do with love, but were simply shorthand for irresponsible sex, which in turn made tax-subsidized abortions a hot-button issue for Democrats.

But that in no way diminishes liar-Bill Clinton’s influence on our culture through his sexual misbehavior both as the governor of Arkansas and the president of the United States.

But that doesn’t excuse Trump. I voted for him and plan to do so again in 2020, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think someone should wash his mouth out with a bar of Lifebuoy.

● I have long wondered how the American Revolution is taught in English schools and regarded by the English people. Is it a major or minor item in the national consciousness? Do they consider America’s victory as a major loss or as a lucky near-miss?

I have met people from England, but I never asked, possibly to avoid opening old wounds. But if anyone can provide me with an answer, please drop me an email.

● I hate to keep harping on Roy Moore and the allegations against him, but I can’t get over the fact that the man has been in public life for more than 30 years and there had never before been a hint of inappropriate sexual behavior. Unlike the politicians and show biz celebrities who have been accused in recent months, none of those making allegations against Mr. Moore were in a position where he could have destroyed their careers had they come forward.

Considering that nobody had breathed a word of scandal against Moore during his GOP primary battle with Luther Strange, it should make a person wonder. I would think that the timing of the allegations, coming just weeks before an election pitting him against an uberliberal named Doug Jones, would make every Alabama voter at least a little suspicious. I mean, as coincidences go, it is definitely a pipperoo.

● I have always been surprised by the lines from movies that become commonplace for no readily discernible reason. At least when it’s a line like the one from “Casablanca” where the cynical chief of police says he’s shocked to find that gambling is taking place in the backroom at Rick’s, even as he’s pocketing his winnings, the line is timeless because there are always corrupt politicians to whom it applies.

But why for a time was it impossible to avoid hearing “Make my day,” “Hasta la vista, baby” and “Life is like a box of chocolates,” on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis?

Sometimes, the line didn’t even exist the way it came to be repeated. Humphrey Bogart never told Dooley Wilson to “Play it again, Sam.” He said: “You played it for her, you can play it for me.”

In “Cool Hand Luke,” Strother Martin didn’t tell Paul Newman: “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” He left out the “a,” which, to my ear and most other ears, apparently, destroyed the flow of the line.

Sean Connery’s identifying himself as “Bonds…James Bond” has become iconic, but perhaps that’s mainly due to its constant repetition in the Bond franchise. But, eight years prior to “Dr. No,” Sterling Hayden introduced himself to saloon owner Joan Crawford, using the same self-important inflection, as “Guitar…Johnny Guitar.”

● The best thing about having Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror is that it means that Christmas is just around the corner.

It is sometimes said that pretty girls in high school will hang around with homely girls because they look so much better in comparison and it cuts down on the competition.

I have always felt that way when it comes to the two holidays. Thanksgiving is cardboard turkeys, Pilgrims wearing funny hats stalking the ugliest bird to be found in the animal kingdom, and pumpkins whose bottoms go mushy in a few days. There aren’t even any catchy tunes connected to the fourth Thursday in November. Even Irving Berlin never wrote a song commemorating the occasion.

But, then, suddenly, magically, Thanksgiving is transformed into Christmas, which is essentially like the erstwhile dirty-faced, g-dropping, flower seller, Eliza Doolittle, appearing on Professor Higgins’ staircase, all gussied up for the ball, rivaling Grace Kelly and Lady Di in the princess competition.

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ALERT ALERT

Hillary Clinton Was Not Formally Under
FBI Investigation At Any Time In 2015-2016

On Tuesday, Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified in a joint Congressional hearing to the House Oversight and House Judiciary panels about his review of the FBI’s (mis)handling of the Clinton email investigation.

House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) came out swinging Tuesday in a a joint hearing held by the House Oversight and House Judiciary Committees.

Gowdy ripped into Comey in his opening statement, stating, “we can’t survive with a justice system we don’t trust.”

Investigative journalist Paul Sperry reported Horowitz dropped a bombshell in his testimony.

Horowitz revealed the FBI never named a target or even a subject in the Clinton email probe!

Sperry tweeted: BREAKING: IG Horowitz revealed in Senate testimony FBI never named a target or even subject in Clinton probe. Not Mills, Abedin, Combetta or Clinton herself. “Nobody was listed as a subject of this investigation at any point in time,” adding this was “surprising” for a crim probe

Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

BREAKING: IG Horowitz revealed in Senate testimony FBI never named a target or even subject in Clinton probe. Not Mills, Abedin, Combetta or Clinton herself. "Nobody was listed as a subject of this investigation at any point in time," adding this was "surprising" for a crim probe

So neither Hillary nor her top aides were formally under investigation by the FBI at any time in 2015-2016, tweeted Sperry.

IG HOROWITZ DROPS BOMBSHELL DURING SENATE TESTIMONY:

“Nobody was listed as a subject of this [Clinton email] investigation at any point in time,” adding this was “surprising”

So neither Hillary nor her top aides were formally under investigation by FBI at any time in 2015-2016!

Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

IG HOROWITZ DROPS BOMBSHELL DURING SENATE TESTIMONY:

"Nobody was listed as a subject of this [Clinton email] investigation at any point in time," adding this was "surprising"

So neither Hillary nor her top aides were formally under investigation by FBI at any time in 2015-2016!

Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

BREAKING: Horowitz revealed that Hillary was never really under formal investigation, never listed by FBI as a "subject" of investigation.

President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton reacted to this bombshell bias from the FBI.

Tom Fitton  @TomFitton

.@RealDonaldTrump is a subject, but Hillary Clinton was never a "subject." Outrageous. Shut the Strzok-Page-Comey-McCabe-Lynch-Yates-Glenn Simpson-Steele-Brennan-Fusion GPS-Muller special counsel "stop @realDonaldTrump" investigation down.

Paul Sperry@paulsperry_

BREAKING: IG Horowitz revealed in Senate testimony FBI never named a target or even subject in Clinton probe. Not Mills, Abedin, Combetta or Clinton herself. "Nobody was listed as a subject of this investigation at any point in time," adding this was "surprising" for a crim probe

tigation’ into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server was a complete sham.

No subjects were named, immunity was handed out like candy and Hillary was exonerated before witnesses were interviewed, including Hillary Clinton herself.

Hillary Clinton’s ‘interview’ with the FBI wasn’t even under oath.

Even more egregious, Hillary discussed pregnancy and babies during the majority of the 2.5 hour FBI interview because one of her lawyers was pregnant at the time.

Inspector General Horowitz also testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee Monday.

TEA PARTY TARGET

Targeting Of Tea Party Groups
John McCain’s Staff Director Urged Lois Lerner
And IRS To Engage In “Financially Ruinous”

Conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch obtained IRS documents Thursday revealing backstabber Senator John McCain’s former staff director urged the IRS, including the corrupt Lois Lerner to engage in “financially ruinous” targeting of conservative Tea Party groups.

And they did.

The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved:

  • Hundreds of conservative groups were targeted
  • At least 5 pro-Israel groups
  • Constitutional groups
  • Groups that criticized Obama administration
  • At least two pro-life groups
  • An 83 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor
  • A 180 year-old Baptist paper
  • A Texas voting-rights group
  • A Hollywood conservative group was targeted and harassed
  • Conservative activists and businesses
  • At least one conservative Hispanic group
  • IRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed
  • And… 100% of the 501(c)(4) Groups Audited by IRS Were
  • Conservative

Now this…

Via Judicial Watch:

Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain’s former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” Kerner was appointed by President Trump as Special Counsel for the United States Office of Special Counsel.

The explosive exchange was contained in notes taken by IRS employees at an April 30, 2013, meeting between Kerner, Lerner, and other high-ranking IRS officials. Just ten days following the meeting, former IRS director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner admitted that the IRS had a policy of improperly and deliberately delaying applications for tax-exempt status from conservative non-profit groups.

Lerner and other IRS officials met with select top staffers from the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee in a “marathon” meeting to discuss concerns raised by both Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) that the IRS was not reining in political advocacy groups in response to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Senator McCain had been the chief sponsor of the McCain-Feingold Act and called the Citizens United decision, which overturned portions of the Act, one of the “worst decisions I have ever seen.”

In the full notes of an April 30 meeting, McCain’s high-ranking staffer Kerner recommends harassing non-profit groups until they are unable to continue operating. Kerner tells Lerner, Steve Miller, then chief of staff to IRS commissioner, Nikole Flax, and other IRS officials, “Maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous.” In response, Lerner responded that “it is her job to oversee it all:”

Henry Kerner asked how to get to the abuse of organizations claiming section 501 (c)(4) but designed to be primarily political. Lois Lerner said the system works, but not in real time. Henry Kerner noted that these organizations don’t disclose donors. Lois Lerner said that if they don’t meet the requirements, we can come in and revoke, but it doesn’t happen timely. Nan Marks said if the concern is that organizations engaging in this activity don’t disclose donors, then the system doesn’t work. Henry Kerner said that maybe the solution is to audit so many that it is financially ruinous. Nikole noted that we have budget constraints. Elise Bean suggested using the list of organizations that made independent expenditures. Lois Lerner said that it is her job to oversee it all, not just political campaign activity.

President of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton had this to say about the newly obtained IRS documents showing more proof the agency was weaponized under Obama:

“The Obama IRS scandal is bipartisan – McCain and Democrats who wanted to regulate political speech lost at the Supreme Court, so they sought to use the IRS to harass innocent Americans. The Obama IRS scandal is not over – as Judicial Watch continues to uncover smoking gun documents that raise questions about how the Obama administration weaponized the IRS, the FEC, FBI, and DOJ to target the First Amendment rights of Americans.”

Tom Fitton  @TomFitton

The Obama IRS scandal is not over – as Judicial Watch continues to uncover smoking gun documents that raise questions about how the Obama administration weaponized the IRS, the FEC, FBI, and DOJ to target the First Amendment rights of Americans.

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