Calling All Adventure Seekers ~ “Budget Travel To Destinations Your Mother Would Rather You Stayed Away From”.

June 24, 2017

They call themselves Young Pioneer Tours, renowned and rated as one of the best North Korea travel operators and the one that lured young, impressionable Otto Warmbier to his ultimate death. Warmbier traveling on his own picked up the tour in Beijing. To quote Esquire Magazine, North Korea is not just another piece of pop culture. This despite what adventure you may be seeking or what you’ve seen of Dennis Rodman yukking it up with Fat-Boy. The obvious, stated by The Washington Post is that “the gulag of the Soviet Union, the concentration camps of Nazi Germany — they have been roughly replicated in North Korea. The whole world knows this…and yet the regime lives on”.

 

Young Pioneer’s Facebook page had this to say after Warmbier’s demise:

“The devastating loss of Otto Warmbier’s life has led us to reconsider our position on accepting American tourists. Now, the assessment of risk for Americans visiting North Korea has become too high.”

Ya think? Warmbier, the 22-year-old university student was medically evacuated from North Korea on 13 June and flown to the US. Warmbier had been jailed in North Korea after being sentenced to 15 years of hard labor after allegedly went into a staff-only area of the hotel and tore down a propaganda banner hanging on the wall, intending to steal it. He was returned to the US after 17 months in a state of ‘unresponsive wakefulness’ – effectively brain-dead where he died on June 19th. His parents have elected not to have an autopsy.

Is it a coincidence or are there freighting similarities between Young Pioneer Tours and Young Pioneers under the old USSR? That group of Young Pioneers according to Wikipedia, was a mass youth organization of the Soviet Union for children ages 10–15 that existed between 1922 and 1991. Young Pioneer camp was the name for the vacation or summer camp organized by the Communist Party for children in the 20th century these camps existed in many socialist countries, particularly in the USSR. The adolescents then typically join the Young Communist League. Prior to the 1990s there was a wide cooperation between pioneer and similar movements of about 30 countries, and not all of them communist. There were/are similar groups in Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Norway, Nepal, Portugal, Sweden, and the US, where individual state districts continue the Marxist-Leninist tradition of supporting local youth chapters including the Texas, New York, Ohio, and Connecticut districts.

Is the attraction for this type of “adventure” the result of the garbage multiculturistic naiveté instilled in young people these days? I’m not sure, but whatever it was didn’t work out so well for young Otto.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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The Cold Hard Facts & Why Representative Jason Chaffetz Is Resigning

June 19, 2017

Washington is dysfunctional & broken, period, dot, point. And they will never reform themselves. This has become glaringly clear to Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) so he’s outta there. Who can blame him?

Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight Committee said,

“The reality is, sadly, I don’t see much difference between the Trump administration and the Obama administration. In many ways, it’s almost worse, because we’re getting nothing, and that’s terribly frustrating and with all due respect, the Attorney General has not changed at all. I find him to be worse than what I saw with Loretta Lynch in terms of releasing documents and making things available.”

Congressman Trey Goudy will replace Chaffetz as head of the Oversight Committee, but I don’t see him as any more dynamic that any of the rest of the Republicans in getting the job of reform done in Congress.

The only answer in reforming Washington D.C. and bringing power back to “We the People” is through an Article 5 (part ‘B’ of Article V of the US Constitution) Convention of States (COS).

Every republic in the past has failed for the same reason; fiscal issues and an over-powerful central government. The Founders knew that this was likely to happen. That’s why they gave us in the Constitution a way to fix this. A way to limit the scope and jurisdiction of the Federal Government.

Go to the Convention of States website to learn more. Sign up for their email news alerts and volunteer! Twelve states have passed the COS Resolution. Thirty-four are needed to trigger the Convention. The Convention is focused & limited to:

  1.  Fiscal restraints on the Federal Government
  2.  Limiting the power & jurisdiction of the Federal Government
  3.  Term limits to send career politicians packing!

Here’s what you can do.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Good News. The RINOs in Congress Won’t Give Paul Ryan The Boot But Nehlen Will Give It Another Go

June 16, 2017

Businessman Paul Nehlen is having another go against Representative Paul Ryan.This is good news. He lost pretty badly in 2016 so I’m very glad to see he’s up to the challenge and has launched another campaign for 2018.

Ryan, Speaker of the House has been a lukewarm (at best) supporter of Donald Trump. He said after the Access Hollywood tape came out that he would never support Trump. On that he’s kept his word, but he has lied continuously about the “repeal & replace” of Obamacare, which every single Republican ran on ever since it passed in 2010. He’s has done NOTHING to assist President Trump in moving his ambitious agenda along in Congress, and he’s the leader, the top dog in House! Just sickening.

Here’s my coverage from 2016 when Nehlen first went up against Paul Ryan and below is his plan for 2018. If you have a chance to support him please do. BTW, 99% of Paul Ryan’s donations in 2016 came from outside of his district. Like so many in Washington D.C. Paul Ryan serves big donors and D.C. lobbyists. He refused to debate Paul Nehlen last go around. Maybe he’s be forced to this time.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Just How Independent Is This Special Counsel Who’s Been Unleashed On Trump?

June 14, 2017

I’ll tell you, not at all.

Rosenstein the Assistant Attorney General (he’s acting because the Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself) should not have appointed him just based on his longtime friendship with former director pajama-boy James Comey. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich tweeted as much:

“Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair. Look who he is hiring.check fec reports. Time to rethink”.

This from Byron York of the Washington Examiner:

“Should a prosecutor pursue a case in which the star witness is a close friend? And when the friend is not only a witness but also arguably a victim — of firing — by the target of the investigation? And when the prosecutor might also be called on to investigate some of his friend’s actions?”

If Mueller had half the ethics as Jeff Sessions he would never have accepted the job based on his long friendship and their mentor/mentee relationship going back years. Comey served under Mueller when he was Director of the FBI. And don’t forget Comey admitted in his testimony last week that he intentionally leaked his memo through an anonymous source to the NY Times with the sole intention of getting a special counsel appointed. Mission accomplished, but how slimy is that?

You have to wonder why in hell did Assistant Attny General Rosenstein appoint Mueller? He may have been trying to repair his name after Trump claimed that Rosenstein had recommended Comey’s firing, when it was later learned that Trump had already decided to fire him and the detailed recommendation was prepared ‘after the fact’ which embarrassed Rosenstein. That’s on Trump and his bull-in-a-china-shop manner.

Back to the facts of his conflict of interest. The first 4 hires by Mueller have been Democrats, which alone is not a disqualifier, but one worked for the Clinton Foundation, one of them had in two cases deliberately hid evidence from the defense and was subsequently repudiated by 9-0 by the Supreme Court, and all have donated tens of thousands to Obama and or Hilary Clinton in the past. This stinks and it will not end well for President Trump.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Another Nail In The Coffin For Free Speech

June 12, 2017

I’m all for home schooling and here is another good reason why.

Joseph Berardo was just one of the students who’s First Amendment rights were crapped on by the teacher and yearbook advisor who edited out the student’s Trump logos (Make America Great Again) from the clothing they chose for their yearbook photos.

The shirt on the left is what the student intended. The censored version on the right. This is terrible!

“Don’t you go to school to debate this stuff — at the collegiate level, at the high school level?” Joseph Berardo told the Press. “What’s frustrating to me is that this was the first election he took interest in, but what message did the school send?”

The teacher in question has been suspended, but she should be fired once it is ascertained that she did in fact deprive these students of their free speech rights. And sadly this has been going on a long time as I’ve written about before here, here and here. And college free speech -fugetaboutit!

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Just How Widespread Is This Radical Muslim Thing?

June 5, 2017

We hear all the time from the proggy leftist apologists who make excuses for the damage done by radical Islam (as in the UK’s attack Saturday) that the terrorist losers as Trump likes to call them, are only a very small portion of an otherwise peace-loving religion. But is that so? Let’s take a look and thank you to Ben Shapiro!

And by the way the updated Muslim population in the United States as of 2015 was 3.3 million as opposed to 2011 as quoted in the above video.

Another scary fact is the difference in the birth rate of Westerners vs that of Muslims. The UK needs to wake up. Europe needs to wake up and yes many Americans still need to wake up!

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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All The Right Reasons Trump Pulled Out Of The Paris Accord

June 3, 2017

Okay, this may be the next really good thing Trump has done after nominating Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court; getting the USA out of the Paris Accord. And who cares if French President Emmanuel Macron (‘Pajama-boy’) who has been chosen by the European globalists to publicly whine on the international stage about how terrible this decision is for the planet. Naturally China & India are sorry we pulled out. China isn’t required to cut carbon emissions at all until 2030 and China made no promises. In the meantime the good old whipping boy -USA would be making ransom payments to other countries to the tune of several billion dollars a year. It’s call re-distribution of wealth, plain & simple. And get a load of this hypocrisy!

Here are the 5 reasons (hat-tip Daily Wire) Trump is absolutely right on this decision:

  1.  The Paris Accord (PA) was a Treaty and per the U.S. Constitution it should have been brought before the Senate for debate & ratification, but former President Obama didn’t exactly color within the lines on a lot of things (think the Iran deal, Fast & Furious, the IRS scandal, the Bergdahl swap for 5 top terror prisoners, and most recently his spying on Americans & surveilling his opposition during & after the election).
  2. There were legal implementation problems. White House counsel, Donald McGahn opined that the PA could be used to strike down Trump’s effort to rein in the EPA which the global community should have no say over.
  3. It Would Have Had No Impact. The PA is non-binding. This is the perfect set-up to continually shame the United States for not implementing cutbacks when none of the biggest offenders are likely to commit any meaningful carbon emission controls. MIT has estimated that even if the Paris Accord were implemented with current commitments by the various countries, the global climate would be lowered by a grand total of 0.2 degrees Celsius over the next hundred years. WTF? Are you kidding me? We’d be crippling our economy and favoring our competitors.
  4. It Lets Other Countries Have a Free-Ride. Obama insists that by the US being bold and following the Accord, other countries would be encouraged to set their sights higher too. Bullcrap! The Kyoto Protocol was the failed UN initiative to combat greenhouse gas emissions in 1997. It failed because of countries not actually living up to their commitments or staying with the agreement. The US signed the KP, but never ratified it despite the then Democratic presidency. If the Democrats didn’t want it then, why is it so great now? It’s not.
  5. It Put America Last. Despite all the ballyhoo about green jobs, it’s a lie. Van Jones, Obama’s communist green-jobs czar did not produce any green job creation but they did waste a lot of taxpayer money in green ventures like Solyndra, the solar panel start-up which managed to get a $535 million loan guarantee from the Dept. of Energy before going bankrupt.

The private sector in America should  will come up with green energy innovations and they will do it because their success will make them money, you know that old capitalist model that has worked for so long. That’s the answer, not centralized, global control and meaningless international regulations.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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