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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year — And My Year In Review


What I Learned In 2016:

1.  When my body began sending out distress signals in March, I should not have assumed that the ever-increasing abdominal pain and the drastic loss of appetite were normal parts of aging.  Wrong!  Had I sought medical help earlier, I certainly would not have had so many months of grinding pain.  My usual method of powering through the day was a huge mistake that I won't make again!

2. Cats know things! When I'm in crisis (including grinding pain), Nurse Cameo hovers as she stands guard and sleeps all night with me. When I'm better, she goes back to sleeping by the radiator or in the recliner. Our other two cats, Mysti and Amber, go into hiding when I'm in poor health.

3.  When I had health crisis after health crisis in 2016, Mr. AOW and I found out who my true friends were.  Thank you, dear friends, for all your help and for your words of encouragement along the way.

4.  Oh!  I almost forgot politics!  Well, it turns out that America still holds surprises in politics — including the results of the 2016 National Election.  A year ago, not many would ever have thought that Donald J. Trump would be elected the 45th President of the United States and that the following would become one of the most-frequently watched videos of 2016:

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Climate Change Scam

Click directly on the graphic to enlarge it:


I submit that the various climate change scams provide certain organizations and businesses huge rake-offs.

Friday, December 23, 2016

A Christmas Visitor



Posted by Warren

(Originally posted on "Longrange" for Christmas 2004)

4:00 am 12/24/04

There was a knock on my front door which startled me awake. My dogs were barking which required my dire threats to quieten them as I answered the door.

Maybe you have heard of our weather and the unusually cold temperatures and large amount of snow that has fallen in the last 24 hours. I live just south of Interstate 64 in Southern Indiana and you may have seen the news about the closed Interstate and stranded motorists on the national news.

A man in his early fifties, about my own age, stood at the door. He was wearing tennis shoes, jeans, a field jacket and sock hat. His glasses were frosted and his pale white hands and reddened knuckles gave witness that he wore no gloves.

He told me he was lost and asked for directions to a certain address. I told him that he missed his mark by a mile and a half and asked him where his car was. He said he was walking.

I invited him in and sat a chair for him by the warm air from the furnace vent. He was shivering uncontrollably and a faint whiff of alcohol was on his breath. I asked if I could fix him something to eat but he refused and accepted a hot cup of coffee.

My wife talked to him as he warmed himself and I could hear him speaking as I prepared his fresh coffee.

My son heard his voice and came into the living room to sit and listen, and to watch, just in case.

His story unfolded.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

Just Because...

A few of the Christmas graphics and photos I've saved over the years. Click directly on each image to enlarge it...


CHRISTMAS GRAPHICS:

Our fur babies: Amber (b. 2012), Mysti (17.5 b. 1999), and Cameo (b. 2001)







graphic created by Warren in 2008








Gingerbread house I created with the 2016 Jacquie Lawson Advent Calendar [video trailer]





PHOTOS I'VE TAKEN:


Our tree before Mr. AOW's 2009 stroke, but we no longer have room for a big tree


My piano decked out for Christmas

Our house in 2013


Our house in 2013


HAVE FUN, BUT NEVER FORGET THE REASON FOR THE SEASON:





Friday, December 16, 2016

Hacking Vs. Truth-Telling Leaks

[Note: I had another post queued up for today, but pulled it back in order to post on the matter below]

Apparently, WikiLeaks reveaeld some inconvenient truths about Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.

According to the narrative of the past few days, however, those leaks, said to have originated with Vladimir Putin — with the intent of electing Donald Trump to the Oval Office, interfered with the United States 2016 National Election.

Yesterday, Julian Assange of WikiLeaks issued this related statement (partial transcript HERE at Infidel Bloggers Alliance):


Also see Obama Didn’t Do More About Russian Hacking Because Thought Hillary Would Win, Didn’t Want Cyber War at Weasel Zippers, citing NBC News.

There is also THIS (dated December 15, 2016):
So now we find out that the CIA will not OFFICIALLY brief, and testify before the Congressional intelligence oversight committees over their intelligence on who, what and how, and if the election process was hacked in the USA.

Yesterday we have the Director of National Intelligence Clapper saying we have virtually no insight or evidence about the chain of events in which Wikileaks GOT the information they released, IN OPEN TESTIMONY....
Read the rest HERE.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Quotation Of The Day

Maybe even the Quotation of the Year!

By my good friend Silverfiddle at Western Hero:

Living in post-election America is like being a beleaguered passenger trapped on a long airline flight plagued by crying babies.

Ever get a song stuck in your head? How about crappy pop music in general? Shopping, in the car, on the street, sometimes it seems you just can’t escape it. You want ear plugs. Well, life in America these days, you can’t escape the whiny, howling chorus emanating from that latest Progressive Pop act, The Butthurt Bawlers from Hilloonville.

They still refuse to grasp reality and admit Hillary lost. President Obama said she was on the right side of history! So they comfort themselves with alt-reality fairy tales about how Russian Spymaster Boris Badinoff “infiltrated” and “hacked” the election with “fake news” while Steve Bannon rallied the millions of Klan voters.

Like a poo-throwing child in a tantrum, they fling blame in all directions: Racism, sexism, old white people, that recently-uncovered secret cabal called the Electoral College...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Anti-Voter-ID Agitators Are Racists — Or Ignorant.

In the video below, the filmmaker first interviewed liberals, then blacks in Harlem. Please watch the video to the end (hat tip to DC Statesman):


Monday, December 12, 2016

"People in glass houses..."

This — from the woman who insisted that a YouTube video was the horrific cause of the September 11, 2012 attack on Benghazi:

Hillary Clinton warns of 'fake news epidemic'.

Video proof of HRC's assertion is HERE.

See THIS LINK for the timeline of blaming the Benghazi attack on a YouTube video. Notice the names of those who participated in the fake news story propagated as the cause of Benghazi.

Related: Pope Francis says spreading fake news is a sin

and

Fake News Flashback: Hillary Clinton Claims She Was Under Fire By Snipers In Bosnia

and Clinton crime family urged NBC to take Morning Joe’s Mika off the air (via Bunkerville).

As long as this post relates to "fake news," exactly what does the term mean? Does "fake news" actually mean anything that doesn't support the narrative of the moment?

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Musical Interlude

For this third Sunday in Advent 2016:


Lyrics:
The angel Gabriel from heaven came,
His wings as drifted snow, his eyes as flame;
'All hail,' said he, 'thou lowly maiden Mary,
Most highly favoured lady,' Gloria!
'For known a blessèd Mother thou shalt be,
All generations laud and honour thee,
Thy Son shall be Emmanuel, by seers foretold.
Most highly favoured lady,' Gloria!
Then gentle Mary meekly bowed her head,
'To me be as it pleaseth God,' she said,
'My soul shall laud and magnify his Holy Name.'
Most highly favoured lady, Gloria!
Of her, Emmanuel, the Christ, was born
In Bethlehem, all on a Christmas morn,
And Christian folk throughout the world will ever say --
Most highly favoured lady, Gloria!

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Those Evil Disney Films


Certain "educators" in the UK have pronounced Disney films as evil and have available to them lessons plans condemning various beloved Disney films.

From the UK's Telegraph (dated November 20, 2016, emphases mine):
Pupils taught Disney fairy tales promote sexism and domestic violence in online lesson plan

For centuries, children have grown up with Beauty and the Beast, which tells the story of how a cursed man-beast is transformed into a handsome prince when an evil spell is broken by the love of a beautiful and gentle young girl.

But now pupils as young as 11 are being taught that loyal heroine Belle is in an abusive relationship with the Beast in which "her only asset is her sexuality".

A lesson plan available on a teaching resource sharing website reads: "The Beast does not attack Belle but the threat of physical violence is present.

"The movie says if a woman is pretty and sweet natured she can change an abusive man into a kind and gentle man.

"In other words, it is the woman's fault if her man abuses her. And of course, the beast turns into a handsome prince because ugly people cannot be happy."

Belle is just one of the Disney favourites portrayed as scheming bimbos who boost macho ideas about female slavery by their willingness to do anything to get a man.

Others include The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Aladdin's Princess Jasmine, and Snow White - branded a domestic skivvy for the seven dwarves.


"She doesn't mind house work because she is sure a rich young man will soon come and take her away," children are told.

"This is typical of Disney's movies. Young women are naturally happy home-makers. They wait - like Snow White in her coma - until a man comes along to give them life."


[...]

The lesson plan called Racism/Sexism in Disney, targetted at 11 to 16-year-olds, was uploaded by an unknown teacher in England for lessons such as RE and Citizenship.

It has been viewed more than 11,000 times and downloaded more than 5,808 times.

Phil Davies, the Tory MP for Shipley, West Yorkshire, said: "Parents will be horrified to think that their children are being brainwashed with this politically correct claptrap.

"Most parents send their kids to school to learn about maths, science and history - not to be brainwashed with garbage like this.


"The Government should stop this idiocy and ensure schools teach things that parents expect."...
Disney has issued a statement:
“For more than 90 years, Disney’s timeless stories and beloved characters, including Disney Princesses, have been universal, relatable and relevant for everyone.

“They are loved by millions of children and adults across gender because it is their inner qualities such as determination, kindness, loyalty, humour, courage and wit that shine through and define them."
Read the entire article HERE.

Lest you think that such nonsense is restricted to the UK, know that a few years ago a seventh-grade Honors English class in Fairfax County Public Schools spent an entire week watching the film The Lorax so as to promote environmental awareness.  See THIS about The Lorax's message.

An entire week spent on watching an animated film instead of spent on reading classics or writing compositions!  In Honors English!  This was the breaking point for a particular student whom I know: she refused to return to school and is now homeschooled.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

75 Years Ago Today













One of the World War 2 veterans  in our family stated the following about that infamous day, and he enlisted in the US Navy the next day:

"My heart came up into my mouth when I heard the news."


Also note this warning about losing our American heritage:


Curmudgeon's excellent comment to this thread:
The bonds between the crew members of the Arizona have lasted far beyond the ship’s loss on December 7, 1941. Since 1982, the US Navy has allowed survivors to be interred in the ship’s wreckage upon their deaths.

Following a full military funeral at the memorial, the cremated remains are placed in an urn and then deposited by divers beneath one of the gun turrets. To date, more than 30 Arizona crewmen who survived Pearl Harbor have chosen the ship as their final resting place. Crew members who served on the ship prior to the attack may have their ashes scattered above the wreck site, and those who served on other vessels stationed at Pearl Harbor that fateful day, may have their ashes scattered above their former ships. In 2011, only 18 of the 355 crewmen who survived the bombing of
USS Arizona were still alive. Today there are only six. All of them are in their 90’s or older. This will be their final commemoration appearance.

If you have never visited Pearl Harbor or the Arizona Memorial you are missing one of the more poignant testaments to the madness of man’s inhumanity to man.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Endless Scapegoating

I hear what the strategists of the Democratic Party are doing as they try to explain the election results of November 8, 2016, and, at the same time, plan ahead for the 2020 Election.  Do you hear what I hear?

Sunday, December 4, 2016

For The Second Sunday Of Advent 2016

(For politics, please scroll down)

Enjoy the music and the images presented in the two videos below — the first choral and the second orchestral:





[Cyber Hymnal's entry for "Of the Father's Love Begotten"]

[Wikipedia has a detailed entry]

Thursday, December 1, 2016

What is this "fundamental transformation" of which you speak?

Posted by Warren

I've heard many people comment on this.

To "Progressives", it seems to be a quest against a wicked and cruel America full of hate and repression against the poor and minorities. An America with imperialist ambitions that causes all the problems in the world, that represses blacks and women and wants to destroy the environment.

Utter BS! But notice this meme hits all the paranoid fantasies of delusional leftists.

To Conservatives, it sounds like a focus group tested phrase that would appeal to the delusional left, which it is, but I am afraid it has a far more serious implication than just a catch phrase.

I believe there is a specific task that is required as a first step.

I said all of that to say this.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Personal Update

(For politics, please scroll down)

Note: I foresee that I will be a while before I get back to blogging full steam ahead. This post explains why. My dear friend Warren will be taking up my slack as he finds time to do so:

Yesterday, I saw my kidney surgeon for a follow-up visit to my November 21 surgery to address hydronephrosis of the left kidney — that diagnosis determined in early June (although I'd been having off-and-on nebulous symptoms since at least March). The doctor has now increased the dosages of my various medications so that I can get better rest and walk more comfortably. I'm also allowed, at long last, to apply heat to my abdomen to bring some relief to the cramps caused by the ureteral stent, required after last week's surgery. What a relief applying heat is!

Tell you what: kidney disease, the resulting pain, and the surgery to correct the problem drastically interfere with life! All this makes you wish that your mother had never met your father!  Both politics and blogging take a back seat.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Silliness — And Serious Business

Apparently, some people don't have enough to do.

See Trump Tower turns into 'Dump Tower' on Google Maps.

What is not silly is this recount business.

From this essay at Infidel Bloggers Alliance:
Calling for recounts with timing so precise as to deny the states where the (unnecessary) recounts occur, the ability to respond in time to certify the election BEFORE the College of Electors meets is not like a 5 year old playing with a Glock 22.

Hillary Clinton's OBVIOUS involvement in a recount which cannot be completed before the electors meet represents a willingness to begin the complete, and irreversible erosion of American faith in the presidential vote. Exactly, by the way, what the desperate democrats claims the Russian hacked and un-denied wikileaks was trying to do as the agent of IVAN.

[Because of the timing] the day [may arrive] that the electors can certify only 260 of Trump's electoral votes while recounts remain uncompleted...
Read the entire essay HERE.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Musical Interlude

(For politics, please scroll down)

Johann Sebastian Bach's Partita No. 2, BWV 1004, performed by Hilary Hahn:


About this piece:

Friday, November 25, 2016

More Fragile Little Snowflakes


I see spoiled brats throwing tantrums (San Diego State University):


From this article at The College Fix (dated November 23, 2016):
San Diego State University on Tuesday hosted a “Healing Circle” to help students process their confusion, anger and fear over Donald Trump’s election and develop ways to stand against “injustice,” according to organizers.

The circle drew roughly 20 participants, a student who attended the session told The College Fix. Students sat at tables facing each other as facilitators talked them through the fact that they needed to come to grips with the election results, similar to the stages of grief.

[...]

Marketed as an event for “moving forward together,” students attending the event would learn about the “mental health and community-based resources” available to them following the election.

[...]

While the circle only drew a handful of students, the day after Election Day, hundreds of SDSU students took to the quad to protest Trump’s victory.

[...]

As distraught students across the country have denied recognizing Trump as the next president, SDSU has not been the only institution to offer community discussions and safe spaces.

The University of Michigan-Flint, Virginia Tech, Columbia University, Barnard College, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Iowa State, UC Santa Cruz, University of Pennsylvania, Rice University, UT-Austin, George Mason and many others have offered similar support to grieving students.
Read the rest HERE.

What are these whiny babies [aka fragile little snowflakes] going to do when, in the course of their lives, actual personal tragedy and grief strike them? Very, very few who walk this earth manage to escape devastating personal grief.

Furthermore, "healing circles" don't accomplish anything other than feeding a victimology mindset.

These young people need to get a job instead of taking up space at a university. They are simply too immature to be attending an institution of higher learning.  They need to grow up before embarking on what is touted to be "higher education."

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

Graphic created by Stogie of Saberpoint:


Related reading: Warren's Thanksgiving post here at Always On Watch.

For my personal update, please see the information below the fold.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Especially for Ducky

Rush Limbaugh Tells ‘The True Story of Thanksgiving’

Posted by Warren

 Partial transcript follows:


“The story of the Pilgrims begins in the early part of the seventeenth century… The Church of England under King James I was persecuting anyone and everyone who did not recognize its absolute civil and spiritual authority.
“Those who challenged ecclesiastical authority and those who believed strongly in freedom of worship were hunted down, imprisoned, and sometimes executed for their beliefs.  A group of separatists first fled to Holland and established a community. After eleven years, about forty of them agreed to make a perilous journey to the New World,” across the Atlantic Ocean, “where they would certainly face hardships, but could live and worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences.
“On August 1, 1620, the Mayflower set sail. It carried a total of 102 passengers, including forty Pilgrims led by William Bradford. On the journey, Bradford set up an agreement, a contract, that established just and equal laws for all members of the new community, irrespective of their religious beliefs. Where did the revolutionary ideas expressed in the Mayflower Compact come from? From the Bible.  The Pilgrims were a people completely steeped in the lessons of the Old and New Testaments,” the Bible. The Pilgrims were religious, and they came here to establish freedom of religion; they fled across an entire ocean to escape religious persecution.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

I've Handed Over The Keys

Updated 11/21

Until further notice, my dear friend Warren will be taking over posting here at Always On Watch.

Warning!  Warren does not suffer fools gladly!

Explanation of my absence below the fold.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

An Introduction

Posted by Warren

I believe that most of you know me through my comments on this blog but you don't know much about me.

Warren is my given name and I don't use my last name online for privacy reasons. (read trolls)

I am a Vietnam era Veteran.

I used to be a Conservative Libertarian but became a Libertarian Conservative. To some that might seem to be a distinction without a difference but Libertarians will know what it means and many would say I'm just a Conservative playing word games. I am not a Republican nor have I ever been but have always found the "stated" views of the Republicans to more closely represent my own. I have no good words for the Party of slavery.


The Left will not enjoy living with its own precedents.

Posted by Warren

(Addendum: The blog is presently in moderation.)


Beautiful piece of sarcasm at National Review by Kevin D. Williamson.

"Perversely, the Trump presidency is bearing some worthwhile fruit before it even begins: Once more, dissent is the highest form of patriotism, free speech is an absolute right that must be defended at all costs rather than regulated away in the name of reform, presidential power is to be limited, and the anti-war movement on the left, which went silent right around the time the fellow who won the Nobel Peace Prize started assassinating American citizens in extralegal drone strikes, has once again found its voice.

Two cheers for all that."

I'm waiting to see when these so-called "Progressives" start calling themselves "Liberals" again. (or something else)

I'm also heartened to see Chris Christie replaced on President Elect Trump's transition team by Vice President Elect Mike Pence.  VP Elect Pence is a solid Conservative (he used to call himself a recovering lawyer). He has served my home state, Indiana, well as Governor. Its a shame he dropped out of his race for his second term as Governor (which he would have won handily) but he is serving us all in his present position and I believe  a  President Pence would be a boon to the nation as a whole and the Conservative Movement.   

 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Video: Top 20 Election Night Losers

What is the future of those included in the list of twenty?


Which of those in the above video will try to make a comeback?

Which will succeed in making a comeback?

Monday, November 14, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Why The November 8 Result?

Photo from the Daily Mail

One of my Facebook finds offers the following explanation:
Dear Democrats and Liberals,

I'm noticing that a lot of you aren't graciously accepting the fact that your candidate lost. In fact, you seem to be posting even more hateful things about those of us who voted for Trump.

Some of you are apparently "triggered."  Because you are posting how "sick" you feel about the results.

"How did this happen?" you ask.


You created "us" when you attacked our freedom of speech.

You created "us" when you attacked our right to bear arms.

You created "us" when you attacked our Christian beliefs.

You created "us" when you constantly referred to us as racists.

You created "us" when you constantly called us xenophobic.

You created "us" when you told us to get on board or get out of the way.

You created "us" when you forced us to buy health care and then financially penalized us for not participating.

You created "us" when you allowed our jobs to continue to leave our country.

You created "us" when you attacked our flag.

You created "us" when you confused women's rights with feminism.

You created "us" when you began to emasculate men.

You created "us" when you decided to make our children soft.

You created "us" when you decided to vote for progressive ideals.

You created "us" when you attacked our way of life.

You created "us" when you decided to let our government get out of control.

"You" created "us" the silent majority.

And we became fed up, and we pushed back and spoke up.

And we did it with ballots, not bullets.
Additional reading from THIS BLOG POST at Ed Bonderenka's site, Not of This World:
"You were supposed to be seeing that America's children were getting a top education, but you indoctrinated them with socialist ideals and Common Core.
You're Fired!"

"You were responsible for protecting our borders and you let people invade this country,
You're Fired!"

"You were supposed to be protecting America's environment and you put Americans out of work.
You're Fired!"

"You were supposed to be fighting America's enemies and you restrained our soldiers from prosecuting the war.
You're Fired!"

"You were charged with collecting taxes and you persecuted conservatives. You're Fired!"

"You were charged with administering services to veterans and you bought artwork. You're Fired!"

Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans Day 2016

(For politics, please scroll down to the posts below this one)



Review the history behind and the meaning of this day HERE.



Thank a veteran today.  But only if you mean the words.  Empty words are more demeaning than keeping silent.

Pause at the eleventh hour of the eleventh month to remember those who served and those who are still serving our nation.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

On The Lighter Side? And On The Serious Side, Too

Click directly on the images to enlarge them:

Projected and published and on the news stands:



The reality:


How is it that the polling industry, the punditry industry, el al, were so wrong with their predictions for Election Day 2016?

Do you not find humor in how far off base all these "experts" were? I certainly do!

Perhaps the egregious misjudgment comes down one thing: the lack of perception on the part of both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party to recognize the level of anger among those not sitting in their various types of ivory towers.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Post-Election Commmentaries (With Addendum)

For many of us, those who didn't vote the way each of us voted will view the supporters of the other party (or parties) as their personal enemies.

Can America ever again be the United States of America?

Have we lost our republic?

What will the consequences be once the newly-elected POTUS takes the reins of power?

Opine in the comments section after reviewing the guidelines for commenting here at Always On Watch.

ADDENDUM

Must-read commentary: Those who think - for a moment - this is a WHITE victory of race, hate and misogyny.

Also, here is my post today at Infidel Bloggers Alliance: Hey, Karl! Can you hear me now?

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day 2016

Mr. AOW and I voted via absentee ballot weeks ago.

Now it's a matter of wait and see — for all of us.

Essay to read: At Risk Is Nothing Less Than the Right Ever to Resist Again.

Which way, America?

Monday, November 7, 2016

The Corrupt FBI? (With Addendum)

Yesterday, we learned this: FBI clears Clinton -- again. Excerpt:
FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Sunday the agency hasn't changed its opinion that Hillary Clinton should not face criminal charges after a review of new emails.

"Based on our review, we have not changed our conclusions that we expressed in July," Comey wrote in the new letter to congressional committee chairmen....
No criminal charges will be filed against Hillary Rodham Clinton.

650,000 emails reviewed in eight days. Really?  Really?

The innumerable tentacles of the Clinton Political Machine strike again.

ADDENDUM

Remember: DOJ Kadzik involved in new 650,000 Email reviews, helped coverup IRS scandal.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Musical Interlude

(For politics, please scroll down)

Enjoy Sergei Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, which is also associated with the 1980 film Somewhere in Time, starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour:


Friday, November 4, 2016

Social Justice: "White straight men are a big problem."

(For election politics, please scroll down)

Link to read, including a short video to watch:

Lena Dunham Wants to Improve Men by Making White Straight Men Extinct.

According to Wikipedia, Lena Dunham is an American actress, writer, producer and director. In 2014, she was named by Time as one of the 100 most influential people.

The societal insanity is off the scale!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

America's Future?

For your consideration as we approach Election Day 2016:


Pat Condell's must-watch commentary on the November 8 General Election:


Vote accordingly.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Top 100 WikiLeaks

Link to explore and an excellent resource....

Click on the green button labeled "Top 100 List" at The Top 100 Most Damaging WikiLeaks.



Vote accordingly.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Documentary: Clinton Cash

If you have not watched this film, watch it! Now.


YouTube blurb:
Clinton Cash, is a feature documentary based on the Peter Schweizer book that the New York Times hailed as “The most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle.”

Clinton Cash investigates how Bill and Hillary Clinton went from being “dead broke” after leaving the White House to amassing a net worth of over $150 million, with over $2 billion in donations to their foundation. This wealth was accumulated during Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as US Secretary of State through lucrative speaking fees and contracts paid for by foreign companies and Clinton Foundation donors.
The Clintons are grifters. A basket of corruptibles.

If Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected President of the United States, could a reasonable person really expect that she would not then move onto grifting on national scale with the full force of the federal government ensuring that the Clintons become even more enriched at the expense of WE THE PEOPLE?

Vote accordingly on November 8.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Musical Interlude For Halloween

(For politics, please scroll down)

Time for some spooky music — and not one of the musical selections often associated with Halloween:




Halloween graphic for this spooky Banana Republic United States of America season:

Friday, October 28, 2016

Quick Personal Update

(For politics, please scroll down)

Back from the dead.  At least, that's the way it feels.

For three days, I didn't really know what world I was in.

I am better now, but will not be back to intense blogging for some time.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Sounds (Somehow) Familiar

Posted by Warren

For those of you unfamiliar with the name "Robert Creamer", Robert Creamer is the Democrat operative that bragged about inciting violence at Trump rallies. As a consequence of the released video he was removed from his job but we all know that he will work through some other flunky and in time resurface in a new position doing the same old crap.

Mr Creamer is an old hand at this and a convicted felon. In 2007 while serving a prison term for tax evasion and bank fraud, he published a handbook for Alinskyite twits titled, "Listen To Your Mother Stand Up Straight How Progressives Can Win". In it he wrote:

"In general our strategic goal with people who have become conservative activists is not to convert them—that isn’t going to happen. It is to demoralize them—to ‘deactivate’ them. We need to deflate their enthusiasm, to make them lose their ardor and above all their self-confidence…[A] way to demoralize conservative activists is to surround them with the echo chamber of our positions and assumptions. We need to make them feel that they are not mainstream, to make them feel isolated… We must isolate them ideologically…[and] use the progressive echo chamber…By defeating them and isolating them ideologically, we demoralize conservative activists directly. Then they begin to quarrel among themselves or blame each other for defeat in isolation, and that demoralizes them further".

( Oh, don't bother to read the book there is no index and its a rambling mass of tripe.)

Sound kind of like what the press has been doing this election campaign?

I won't say this makes me angry, I'm way passed that point. I expect it at this point.
 
Don't become dispirited. Come election day, get out there and vote. If you can vote early go ahead and do so.

Make no mistake, what they are doing is a form of voter suppression targeting anyone who would vote for Trump. The only poll that counts is the one on election day. The only way we can win is to vote in great enough numbers that the Democrats can't cheat their way into office (again).

Addendum:

Another Project Veritas video, starring Robert Creamer.  

Monday, October 24, 2016

Charts: The Obama Years

Obama's approval ratings are still around 50% (according to CNN on October 6, 2012, at a new high of 55%)  — despite the ominous information provided in the charts below (click directly on the graphic to enlarge it):

from Federal Reserve data

From Powerline, which published the above charts on October 5, 2016:
...[T]he stock market has more than doubled since the bottom of March 2009, though this has everything to do with the Fed’s insane zero-interest rate policy than anything Obama has done. Lawrence Lindsay noted in the Wall Street Journal yesterday that Obama’s economic record is a failure when judged by Obama’s own claims for what his policies would accomplish....
Read the rest HERE.

The stock market doesn't mean diddly squat to middle class Americans who cannot afford to invest in that particular market. Furthermore, the stock market is but one measure of the nation's economic health.

Do you want four more years of the above or a chance for something else?  Vote accordingly.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Consequences

(For this week's election-related blog post, please scroll down)

If you're the defendant, don't smart off to the judge:


From the article:

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Posted By Warren:

AOW is presently indisposed and unable to monitor so I'm attempting to pick up the slack. For your perusal, there two posts scheduled for early Sunday morning. I don't know when AOW will be back at the keyboard, possibly before too long. 

The blog currently is in moderation and will remain so until further notice.I will moderate comments as often as I am able. Unfortunately that might be only once or possibly twice a day depending on my work load.

Type away!

Warren

Friday, October 21, 2016

Recommended Reading

See How C.S. Lewis Predicted Today’s College Campus Craziness—in 1944. There is more involved than "college campus craziness." Moral relativism pervades today's churches and homes, too, so as to "keep up with the times."

Excerpt from the above essay below the fold: