Why Trump Killed The Iran Nuke Deal

May 9, 2018

Less than 24 hours ago conservative radio & TV personality Mark Levin interviewed National Security Advisor John Bolton after President Trump pulled out of the Iran Nuke deal. Bolton laid out exactly why Trump killed the deal.

As an aside the same people who whine & complain about how much the Wall would cost had no problem with Obama releasing $1.7B in CASH to Iran. Republicans have decried the payments as ransom as according to the LA Times, four American prisoners were released the same day Tehran as the initial $400 million of euros, Swiss francs and other foreign currency was delivered on pallets Jan. 17th in the dark of night. That $1.7B was later followed up by the release of previously frozen Iranian assets of $150B.

Everyone now knows that the money went to Iranian sponsored funding terrorism all over the globe, not helping their cash-strapped economy which was the result of the very effective sanctions. The cash payments likely sweetened the deal Obama so desperately wanted which in his twisted mind translated toward his vision of a denuclearized world.

But in reality the Iran nuke deal was terrible from the start. As John Bolton made clear in the interview with Mark Levin.

To sum up Bolton’s points this terrible Iran nuclear deal:

  • gave cover to Iran to further their goal of developing deliverable nuclear weapons
  • removed the effective economic sanctions that were crippling Iran & their terrorist activities including armed intrusion around the world (Yemen, Syria & Iraq)
  • never required Iran to stop funding terrorist groups like Hamas & Hezbollah
  • did not shutdown Iran’s path to nuclear weapons
  • was self-inspected. There were no “anytime, anyplace” 3rd party inspections allowed
  • did not touch their ballistic missile development program which is only for the purpose of reaching U.S. with nukes

There were undisclosed side deals, a vigorous mis-information campaign to the public and it was unconstitutional. The weaklings in the Republican Party, most notably Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Bob Corker handed it to Obama by circumventing the treaty clause which would have required 2/3rds approval by the Senate. The Senate would never have passed it constitutionally. Luckily, Obama did it by unilateral executive fiat which allowed Trump to undo it the same way!

#MAGA and all that stuff!

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

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More of the Crap Going On in Our Universities

May 3, 2018

This video is 8 years old and yet it still holds true today. In fact, more so today as the US takes in more & more Muslims as refugees, students and H1-B visa holders. An analysis of the most recent census data by the Seattle Times found that foreign-born workers account for 71 percent of workers in the San Jose area’s Information Technology (IT) occupations. Of course not all of them are Muslim, but some are. The point is the United States is becoming more anti-Semitic and our universities are a breeding ground.

Oh, and BTW it’s not just at our universities. A Dearborn, Michigan CATHOLIC high school is trying to shame students into “modesty ponchos” (read mini-burkas) for their prom should the girls show up less than modestly attired.

President Trump’s recent travel ban, deceivingly called a Muslim ban by the left includes only a small fraction of the Muslim-majority countries and includes Venezuela and North Korea. Yet the judicial over-reach in this country is so extreme that this will only be decided by the Supreme Court, which on any given day is decided by one vote. An examination of the extensive power given to the president under the statute federal statute (8 U.S.C. §1182(f)), gives the president the authority to suspend the entry of any aliens or class of aliens into the U.S. if he believes it “would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.” And he can do so “for such period as he shall deem necessary.”

President Trump is trying to do what is best for America but is challenged every step of the way by the Trump-haters and RINOs who still can’t get over the fact that they lost the election to an outsider who is shaking up everything.

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Not A Good Return On Investment -And President Trump is On It!

May 1, 2018

Hat-tip Breitbart.com. The State Department has released the voting records of countries that voted against the U.S. in UN institutions, in other words have voted against US interests. And meanwhile they continually have their hand out taking hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars in US aid. After the UN General Assembly voted 128 to 9 (with 35 abstentions) last December to oppose President Donald Trump’s decision to relocate the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to the capital city of Jerusalem Trump made it clear that was not going to continue.

“Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care.”

And UN Ambassador Nikki Haley reiterated the President’s stand.   “We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations and we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit.”

The 10 countries with the highest voting coincidence with the United States were, in descending order: Israel, Micronesia, Canada, Marshall Islands, Australia, United Kingdom, France, Palau, Ukraine, and the Czech Republic.

The 10 countries with the lowest voting coincidence with the United States were, in ascending order: Zimbabwe, Burundi, Iran, Syria, Venezuela, North Korea, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Bolivia, and South Africa. And this is how much money these ten countries received from the USA in 2016:

  • Zimbabwe: $261 million
  • Burundi: $75 million
  • Iran: $3 million
  • Syria: $916 million
  • Venezuela: $9 million
  • North Korea: $0
  • Turkmenistan: $3 million
  • Cuba: $16 million
  • Bolivia: $1 million
  • South Africa: $597 million

In line with Trump’s “America First” doctrine (Nikki Haley remarked after that Jerusalem vote that the US would be “taking names”) “the President wants to ensure that our foreign assistance dollars – the most generous in the world – always serve American interests, and we look forward to helping him see that the American people are no longer taken for granted.” And so far Trump has done a pretty good job in keeping his promises, so I am looking forward to saving some money normally just handed to these countries like it’s expected.

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Pray For This Woman, Her Life Is In Danger

April 30, 2018

Maybe you’ve heard that Saudi women will soon be permitted to drive and that the ladies can now go to the movies despite Saudi Arabia’s highest religious authority, publicly called commercial films a source of “depravity”.

Sports arenas have also opened to females but I fear for this lady who has posted a promotional video for a gym in Saudi Arabia’s capital. It may just have been too much of a shock to the heavy-handed protectors (known as Sharia police) of their twisted morality. It was simply more than they could take. Saudi sports authority chief Turki al-Sheikh announced the suspension of the gym’s license on Twitter, tweeting: “We are not going to tolerate this.”

Pray for this lady. The heathens, in my opinion are just not ready for this kind of disrespect.

The video, shot and uploaded by Kuwaiti social media guru and TV presenter Halima Boland, contained footage which could ‘corrupt public morals’. After all, it shows a woman in a tank top and tight pants with her hair uncovered. Al-Sheikh has ordered officials to investigate and prosecute those behind the video at the gym in in the capital of Riyadh, according to reports. BTW, I might note this is a “women’s only gym, so what’s the problem? Oh, the posting it online is the problem.

After a ban of more than 35 years Saudi Arabia has opened the first public cinema lifting the ban as part of ambitious economic and social reforms pushed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman who is trying to broaden the economy and lessen its dependence on oil. According to The Guardian last month alone, women were told they could join the military and the intelligence service. Driving schools will soon open for women who can legally take to the roads on their own in June.

Nothing like a little freedom at the wheel!

 

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

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There May Be Hope For Us

April 23, 2018

This has been floating around the internet so if you’ve already seen it never mind. It was supposedly written by a college student and if so it does give some hope. Hat-tip Tea Party Tribune.

Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al:  We have stuck together since the late 1950’s for the sake of the kids, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has clearly run its course.

Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right for us all, so let’s just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.

Here is a model separation agreement:

–Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a similar portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.

–We don’t like redistributive taxes so you can keep them.

–You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU.–Since you hate guns and war, we’ll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military.

–We’ll take the nasty, smelly oil industry and you can go with wind, solar and biodiesel.

–We’ll keep capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street.

–You can have your beloved lifelong welfare dwellers, food stamps, homeless, homeboys, hippies, druggies and illegal aliens.

–We’ll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO’s and rednecks.

–We’ll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood

–You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we’ll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us.

–You can have the peaceniks and Occupiers. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we’ll help provide them security.

–We’ll keep our Judeo-Christian values.

–You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism, political correctness and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N. but we will no longer be paying the bill.

–We’ll keep the SUV’s, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Volt and Leaf you can find.

–You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors.

–We’ll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right.

–We’ll keep “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “The National Anthem.”

–I’m sure you’ll be happy to substitute “Imagine”, “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”, “Kum Ba Ya” or “We Are the World”.

–We’ll practice trickle down economics and you can continue to give trickle up poverty your best shot.

–Since it often so offends you, we’ll keep our history, our name and our flag.

Would you agree to this? If so, you might want to pass it along to other like-minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I’ll bet you answer which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.

Sincerely,

A Law Student and an American

P.S. Also, please take Ted Turner, Sean Penn, Martin &Charlie Sheen, Barbara Streisand, &( Hanoi ) Jane Fonda with you, and don’t forget Alec Baldwin, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga.

P.S.S. And you won’t have to press “1” for English when you call our country.

Forward This Every Time You Get It ! Let’s Keep This Going, Maybe Some Of It Will Start Sinking In.

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

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Just Another Public Employee (of the California State College System this time) Exercising Her First Amendment Rights

April 19, 2018

From the DB Daily Update, within a couple of hours of the announcement that former First Lady Barbara Bush had died at the age of 92, Fresno State English professor Randa Jarrar issued a tweet celebrating the event. But hey this is just another California public employee expressing their First Amendment rights. Then to add some insult she quipped the following:

“I work as a tenured professor. I make 100K a year doing that. I will never be fired. I will always have people wanting to hear what I have to say.”

But maybe she isn’t as bullet-proof as she thinks. Shortly after a tweet tirade issuing more insults (she’s a big-mouth Jew-hating Palestinian by the way), Fresno State President Joseph Castro doing damage control issued the following statement about its tenured English professor:

A professor with tenure does not have blanket protection to say and do what they wish,” he said. “We are all held accountable for our actions.”

“Jarrar’s words were “obviously contrary to the core values of our University” but that they “were made as a private citizen. Jarrar is on leave of absence and is not teaching any courses on campus during the current semester”.

School officials also said they were reviewing the tenured professor’s position. Jarrar was slated to be the featured reader at an upcoming literary festival. She had been scheduled to headline LitHop on Saturday but informed organizers this week that she was withdrawing. Most likely for her own safety.

Should she be fired? No, not anymore than Starbucks should be boycotted. These people are ignorant lefty progressives and their constant divisive speech and the victimization culture they promote is progressive alright. It is progressively showing the rest of us how class-less they are. Lars Maischak, another Fresno State lecturer was placed on leave just about a year ago for his “Trump must hang” tweet. Wouldn’t you be pleased if your state taxes as a California resident went toward this constant claptrap? No, I think not. By the way if you want to vastly improve all public education in government schools & universities -end tenure. Who the hell else is guaranteed a job for life? Well, besides federal judges & Supreme Court Justices which is proving to be more and more damaging to our society and the constitution too.

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Re-blog: The Trials & Tribulations of Transgenders

April 16, 2018

Thanks to Peter Skurkiss writing for The American Thinker, for this great article and for providing clear reason why the military should not have transgenders in their ranks, although this may not have been the main thrust of the piece.

In today’s public dialogue, there’s a lot of talk back and forth over the transgender issue. And why not? Transgenderism has been made into a cause celebre by the cultural elite. Many, myself included, view this as part of the ongoing effort by the Left to separate America from God and tradition. For that reason, it is worthwhile to delve a little deeper into the issue than what is normally provided by what is claimed by transgender people themselves.
To begin with, the clinical term for transgenderism is ‘gender dysphoria.’ It is defined as the condition of feeling one’s emotional and psychological identity as male or female to be opposite to one’s biological sex. The American Psychiatric Association  says this conflict in gender affects people in different ways. There are those who want to express their perceived gender in their behavior, mannerisms and dress. Accordingly, some male-to-female transgenders seem to be satisfied cross-dressing, painting their finger and toe nails and whatnot. Others however, opt to go further with hormone treatments and what is delicately called transition sex-change surgeries.
The Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the bible of the psychiatric community, provides guidelines for diagnosing gender dysphoria for 1) children and 2) adults and adolescents. For the latter, it boils down to a strong desire to be of the other sex and to have society to accept that as so. It is gratifying at least to see that psychiatrists recognize gender dysphoria as a mental disorder.
Unfortunately, the psychiatric treatment for gender dysphoria calls for alleviating the anxiety associated with this mental disorder rather than addressing its core issue. It’s as if a patient thinks he’s a dog, and part of his treatment would be to put a collar on him and give him a few Milk Bone dog biscuits as a reward for good behavior. Yes, that’s an exaggeration, but it illustrates the point.
Current treatment for gender dysphoria is premised on the belief that cosmetic changes will relieve the symptoms and hence cure the disorder. For a male-to-female transition, sex change surgery is called vaginoplasty. This YouTube animated link of the vaginoplasty operation can make men queasy to watch, for it is an extreme re-engineering of the male sex organ. As you can well imagine, this operation is not just complicated; it is also irreversible. For a female-to-male transition, the surgical procedures can be gleaned from this short YouTube animation.
It should not come as a surprise that these radical procedures can lead to many horrific complications and often require follow-up surgeries and many sessions on a psychiatrist’s couch. This link  gives the story of two people going male-to-female, two going the other way, and the post-op problems they’ve had. Take the case of Hunter. Of this male-to-female person, it is written: “Instead of the vagina she had always longed for, Hunter has what she called a ‘fibrous lump between my legs and a colostomy bag.’ Everything she read online and in an information packet, everything her surgeon told her, led her to believe the chances of complications were at best remote.” Or take the case of Gary who went the female-to-male route and now needs two catheters and complains about not being able to pee standing up.
Interestingly, all four of these people aren’t all that sorry about having their surgeries. At most, they seem to regret picking the wrong surgeon. This speaks volumes of the depth of their mental instability.
Transgender genital surgery is dangerous. And for what? It is reported that many of the recipients of genital operations admit to not being cured of their gender dysphoria.
In addition to surgery there is hormone therapy. That is, female-to-male trans people are given testosterone shots while male-to-female ones get estrogen. Both of these hormones are powerful actors in the human body where they affect a myriad of chemical reactions. A normal female will have some testosterone in her and a normal male will have have some estrogen. To be healthy, these hormones must be kept in proper balance for the gender involved. Playing God by monkeying around with hormones is asking for trouble. Perhaps that explains why those undergoing hormone treatment for cosmetic reasons experience high rates of depression, anger and general unhappiness. A traditionalist would say that they people are at war with their bodies.
In an ironic twist further aggravating the situation is the fact that hormone therapy does not lead to much of an appearance change in adults. What research is available on this subject indicates that for it to be effective, the treatment must begin before puberty is reached. For adults, it’s usually too late.
As has often times been noted, all the surgery and hormone treatments in the world cannot change the chromosomal makeup of each of the trillion of cells in a person’s body. For males, the chromosome pair is XY and females it’s XX. Given that fact and the problems in transitioning into another gender with surgery and/or hormone treatments, it is little wonder then that those with gender dysphoria have a 41% rate for suicides or attempted suicides compared with just 4.6% of the general population.
For a particularly enlightening view of the absurdity of transgendering, here’s a story from the Federalist website of one person who tried it while on active military service and his negative views on the matter. Jamie Shupe writes,
“The sex change process is inherently and fatally flawed because even if science eventually proves transgender people are more than the sum of their currently visible and measurable birth biology, this would make them intersex — a mixture of male and female. It would not make transgender persons the complete opposite sex.
Nor should the military be involved in attempting to medically shoehorn trans service members into the opposite sex, something at which they can’t possibly succeed. Because of the ‘at best’ case of mixed male and female biology in this scenario, the transgender person will always be plagued by gender dysphoria. It’s the equivalent of claiming a mixed-race person can be made white or black by a medical treatment.”
Shupe uses a useful term here that I haven’t heard before in describing transgender people — intersex. This implies that these poor souls who undergo sex change surgeries and heavy hormone treatments are neither fish nor fowl. Biologically and scientifically speaking, that is correct.
And ‘poor souls’ also describes many transgender people. These people have a problem (gender dysphoria), and they are being encouraged by powerful cultural forces in society to mutilate and distort their bodies in trying to become something they can’t. Of course, those who are egging them on have their own agenda which is not the best interest of the gender-conflicted. But this is a common tactic of the progressive Left. Causalities on the road to Utopia do not trouble them in the least. As Joe Stalin said, you have the break a few eggs to make an omelet.

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