Monday, October 24, 2016

Bret Stephens Becomes A Political Orphan and Erick Erickson Continues To Believe Trump Is The Clinton's Best Shill..Alabama and Saban!

This from a very long time friend, fraternity brother and fellow memo reader. (See 1 below.)
Deserves repeating. (See 2 below.)
Bret Stephens the political orphan.

I hope Bret reads the speech I wrote for Trump and which Trump will probably never give because it would be somewhat of a Mia Culpa regarding his harsher views on the subjects Bret has addressed. (Bret does get my memos and from time to time reads them.)

I have no disagreement with anything Bret longs for his Party to return to but , I believe, Trump was launched because The Republican Party became ineffective in pursuing its philosophy and along came Obama with his failed policies and conservative anger and frustration mounted.

Can the pendulum ever return  to where it began from is the $64 question?

I am still voting for Trump because I believe Hillary is far more dangerous than Bret acknowledges and the rebuilding of Conservatism will be far less possible after 4 to 8 more years of Obama in a pant suit. If she gets the opportunity to select members of The Supreme Court  it will be' tap city' for years and anything The Republican Party attempts to do will be erased. (See 3 below.)

Meanwhile, Erick Erickson describes how the election can be stolen.  Either rustle up a bunch of voters and place them in swing states or use "Mercer Money" in conjunction with Trump's campaign that helps his alleged friends - the Clinton's.

The consequences may be the same but I do not believe Trump is a true shill for the Clinton's (See 3a below.)
My liberal friends, who think they are rational conservatives, cannot understand how I, or anyone else, can vote for Trump.  They say a vote for Trump means I and his supporters no longer believe character counts and their responses goes downhill from there.

If my liberal friends believe Hillary has superior character then there is nothing left to say so I just shake my head in disbelief.  If I cite the acts and comments that reflect Hillary's lack of character they respond that nothing has been proved to support my accusations because they believe, as she does, it is all a Right Wing Conspiracy as they cite McConnell's comments regarding Obama.  At this point I realize  my friends have a programmed answer for any comment, not based upon logical reasoning, and I turn the subject to Alabama Football.  At least there is empirical evidence based on statistica I am on firm ground for asserting Saban could take his team to the top again.
1)The Brutal Truth 
Thursday night there was somewhat of a ritualistic dinner held.

It was the Al Smith dinner, a white-tie affair, and a ritual that Presidential candidates, very late in the game, have usually taken part in. This year was no different, with both Hillary and Trump sporting their white-tie best.

But this is not your usual sort of passé thing. No, it's a benefit, and as are many benefits in New York it was stuffed with priestly types, and an extraordinary price tag -- but, as is frequently the case when there are so many with a priestly bent headlining the event the money actually goes to a decent cause -- in this case Catholic Charities.  And, I might add, rumors are that they raised a record amount.  Bravo.
This dinner is in fact a roast, and The Donald went first. He served up a menu that began with some self-deprecating humor, as is the usual fare. But then, after getting the crowd nice and warm, with chuckles and even roars of approval, he dropped the hammer:

"Hillary is so corrupt -- She got kicked off the Watergate Commission.  How corrupt do you have to be to get kicked off the Watergate Commission?"

It didn't end there, and there were boos. Of course there were boos: Trump was in a hard-left, hard-Democrat audience.

But Trump didn't use the night to level charges, he dropped truth bombs. That Hillary was fired from the Watergate commission isn't an accusation, it's a fact.  That she and her campaign traded slurs against Catholics (and I remind you, this was a Catholic Charities event) in their emails isn't a charge either -- it is also a fact. Yet there she sat, in a room full of Catholic bishops and priests, raising money for Catholic Charities -- people who, by her own admission, she believes hold anachronistic beliefs that require an "Arab spring" sort of cleansing, and that's just what she thinks Government ought to actively promote -- under her administration, of course.

Donald didn't roast Hillary, he BBQed her.  That Hillary had the audacity to show up for such an event after what she and her campaign have traded in emails about Catholics was the height of hypocrisy bar none, and Donald gave her no quarter. The audience was squirming, but that's what you have to do from time to time -- take that sacred cow up on stage, praise it, lay down a few laughs, and then show the world by giving a good yank on the cord that the reason it won "largest cow" at the fair is that someone stuck a 4" drain stopper up it's butt.

It's funny how, when nobody can cheat, nobody can get the questions beforehand because there aren't any, and you get the lectern to yourself for a few minutes you really get to find out who always seems to find a way to use marked cards at the poker table (begging the obvious question as to who their confederates are) and who plays chess -- a game where it's damn hard to cheat, and being able to think ahead of the other guy is crucial to success.

Trump has, through this campaign, showed that he's a grandmaster at laying traps and getting people to step in them. This makes thrice that he's managed to punk the news media, getting them to cover what they didn't want to not by lying to them but rather by leading them to believe through context that they were going to see something other than what showed up.
Thursday night may have garnered Trump some boos in the room, but they were boos driven by discomfort of the truth being shoved in the face of so many who claim to wear a robe and stand for universal truth, given by God -- yet who have backed a candidate, publicly and otherwise, that has woven her entire professional and political life from a lie.

As we have all heard by now, according to Hillary, ardent of becoming National Basilisk, half of Trump’s supporters are evil and the other half losers, deplorables all. That is, she holds half of Americans in contempt. Unsurprisingly she said this in New York, which is barely America, and to a convention of sexual curiosities.

As she coughs, staggers, convulses, lies, pilfers, sells favors, and lapses into intermittent confusion, she still has the courage to tell America that she loathes half of it. That´s candor.

Give her credit for consistency. She is always mendacious, firmly in the pockets of Wall Street, the Neocon hawks, and the arms industry, never having accomplished anything on her own, always riding Bill’s coattails, having a disastrous record as Sec. of State, always for sale.
2) If I have the incredible honor of being elected President of the United States on November 8, one historic battle for the future of our country will be won -- and the next will just be beginning.

 As your President, I will not waste any time, but immediately begin working to Make America Great Again.

As soon as I enter the White House on January 20, 2017I will begin implementing my 8-Point Plan for the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration, and here’s what we’ll do:
  1. On Day One, we will roll out our plan to BUILD THE WALL, send criminal illegal immigrants home, and finally end the open borders nightmare.
  2. Begin renegotiating ALL unfair trade deals like NAFTA which have undercut American employment and exported our prosperity.
  3. CANCEL all executive orders, bureaucratic rules, and crippling regulations that send American jobs overseas.
  4. Work with Congress to REPEAL and replace the disastrous ObamaCare legislation that is ruining American healthcare.
  5. Lift the radical Obama regulations on America’s energy industry to END our dependence on foreign sources and create new jobs here at home.
  6. Propose, pass, and sign into law a massive TAX CUT for all working Americans and unleash the jobs-creating power of our small businesses.
  7. NOMINATE Supreme Court Justices who will uphold the Founders’ Constitution and not legislate the liberal agenda from the bench, and…
  8. IMPOSE strict new ethics rules to restore the integrity of the Office of the Secretary of State.
Friend, you are going to be amazed what we will accomplish during those First 100 Days -- I promise you that you will be proud of your President again.
3)My Former Republican Party
I grew up with parents who liked the old line that they didn’t leave the Democratic Pa r t y— the Democratic Party left them. My father’s political heroes were Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman. My mother had been a campaign volunteer for Sen. Eugene McCarthy in 1968. But the party of George McGovern was not for them. As the left turned on “Amerika,” they kept faith in America.
Now it’s my turn to watch the Republican Party drift away. Whether the trend continues after the election remains to be seen, but already the GOP is largely unrecognizable to me. To see how far it’s fallen, let’s remind ourselves of where it once was.
Immigration: At a 1980 Republican primary debate in Houston, candidates George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan were asked whether the children of illegal immigrants should be allowed to attend public schools for free. Mr. Bush said they should. “We’re creating a whole society of really honorable, decent, family-loving people that are in violation of the law,” he lamented.
Reagan agreed. Instead of “putting up a fence,” he asked, “why don’t we . . . make it possible for them to come here legally with a work permit, and then, while they’re working and earning here,they pay taxes here.” For good measure, Reagan suggested we should “open the border both ways.”
Where, in the populist fervor to build a wall with Mexico and deport millions of human beings, is that Republican Party today?
Trade: “It is the maxim of every prudent master of a family, never to attempt to make at home what it will cost him more to make than to buy,” wrote Adam Smith in 1776. “If a foreign country can supply us with a commodity cheaper than we ourselves can make it, better to buy it of them.” Two centuries later, Milton Friedman noted that trade protectionism “really means exploiting the consumer” by artificially limiting choice and raising prices for the benefit of domestic producers.
Adam Smith and Milton Friedman were once canonical conservative figures. Free trade was once a Republican conviction. In one of his final radio addresses as president, Reagan warned “we should beware of the demagogues who are ready to declare a trade war against our friends—weakening our economy, our national security, and the entire free world—all while cynically waving the American flag.”
Where, in the tide of Tea Party opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership and all those other “disastrous trade deals” that Donald Trump never fails to mention, is that Republican Party today?
Foreign policy: In 1947 Harry Truman asked Arthur Vandenberg, the Republican chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to support his efforts to shore up the governments in Greece and Turkey against Soviet aggression. Vandenberg agreed, marking his—and the GOP’s— turn from isolationism to internationalism.
Since then, six Republican presidents have never wavered in their view that a robust system of treaty alliances such as NATO are critical for defending the international liberal order, or that the U.S. should dissuade faraway allies such as South Korea and Saudi Arabia from seeking nuclear weapons, or that states such as Russia should be kept out of regions such as the Middle East.
Where, amid Mr. Trump’s routine denunciations of our allegedly freeloading allies, or Newt Gingrich’s public doubts about defending NATO member Estonia against Russian aggression, or the alt-right’s attacks on “globalism,” or Sean Hannity’s newfound championship of WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, is that Republican Party today?
Culture, civility and character: For decades, conservative publishers have issued a long succession of titles on the importance of personal character to the preservation of democratic institutions. Notable on the list William J. Bennett’s “The Book of Virtues,” whose first chapter deals with the importance of self-discipline. The former secretary of education followed that one up with “The Death of Outrage: Bill Clinton and the Assault on American Ideals,” timed to the Lewinsky scandal.
These books were not wrong. Character counts. The example set by a leader colors the culture of the company, institution or country he leads. We long for presidents who might follow Washington’s “Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior.” Rule No. 1: “Every Action done in Company, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present.”
Where, in the apparently limitless forgiveness GOP voters are willing to extend to Mr. Trump for his public affronts to “that face” Carly or that “nasty woman” Hillary Clinton, is that Republican Party today?
I’ve become accustomed to the invariable gusher of letters that will follow this column, pointing out Mrs. Clinton’s well-known character flaws, along with apocalyptic visions of what her presidency might bring. Such deflections are the usual way in which people seek to justify their own side’s moral lapses. I don’t see the point of belonging to a party on the increasingly dubious assumption that it’s slightly less bad than the opposition. If I can’t get my Grand Old Party back, I’d rather help build a new one.

3a) Here Is How To Steal the Presidential Election

Stealing the Presidency is completely possible. We should examine what it would take to do it. The Trump campaign says the election is rigged and the Democrats are going to steal it. What would that look like?
For starters, it would not be just a wave of illegal aliens and Syrian refugees in one place. Remember, the Presidency is won and lost with the Electoral College, not the popular vote. Just ask Al Gore. So even if the Democrats flooded California with thousands of extra votes, it would not matter.
To steal the election, it must be stolen in swing states. Let’s look at what they would need.
With the exception of North Carolina, the swing states of Florida, Ohio, Wisconsin, Nevada, Arizona, and Iowa all had their gubernatorial elections in off years, which tend to have lower turnout, and can therefore establish a good baseline of support for Republicans in statewide races at the top of the ballot. We need a baseline of support for who many people will turn out to see how many new voters Democrats must add, at a minimum, to steal the election. We need to focus on similarly situated races on the ballot because not all voters stick around down the ballot. To get that baseline, go see what Republicans got in their races in these swing states against their Democratic challengers. The difference is the number of votes the Democrats need to overcome the Republicans. Why? Because in each of these swing states, the GOP beat the Democrats. This provides us the absolute, best case, minimum number of additional votes needed for the Democrats.
In Arizona, the Democrats need an additional 178,141 votes to overcome the Republican baseline.
In Florida, it is 641,145 votes.
In Iowa, it is 245,245 votes.
In Nevada, it is 255,618 votes.
In North Carolina, it is 509,127 votes.
In Ohio, it is 935,489 votes.
In Wisconsin, it is 136,793 votes.
In just those swing states, Democrats would need to find a total of 2,901,558 illegal aliens, Syrian refugees, felons, and more to overcome the baseline vote Republicans get in those states for a statewide vote at the top of the ticket.
Now, assuming they can do that, they have another problem. In every one of those states except North Carolina and Wisconsin, the Democrats have to contend with a Republican Secretary of State. The secretaries of state in the fifty states oversee elections in those states and the state board of elections.
So if the Democrats tried to flood, for example, Ohio with an additional 935,489 registrations, they would trigger an audit by the Secretary of State to ensure no fraud was being committed. To get around that audit, the Democrats would have to provide forged records for the people that are acceptable.
If the Democrats can find 2.9 million new voters, strategically place them in the appropriate swing states to shift the Electoral College, and get them past the eyes of the Republican secretaries of state, then yes they could steal the election.
Oh, there’s one more thing.
There’d have to be coordinators among the Democrats to make this happen. Somebody has to be in charge of finding and placing the 2.9 million people. Let’s be charitable and say that is 20 people.
So on top of needing to find all the votes, get them placed in the various swing states for election day, get them through the audits and past the eyes of Republican elections officials, they would also have to ensure that 2,901,578 people can keep a secret, not to mention the forgers who forged the documents to provide the veneer of legitimacy.
Yes, it is possible that the election can be stolen. But if you believe it is going to be stolen I’ve got a bridge I’d like to sell you.
In the alternative, they could get a Democrat named Donald Trump to run as a Republican in a crowded field using Rebecca Mercer money without her realizing it, Breitbart “reporters”, and left wing activists to sabotage the rest of the field, hand Trump the nomination, and then let him run a disastrous campaign to ensure his friend Hillary wins.

A Vote For Hillary Suggests Utter Contempt For Our Laws and Nation!

These are worth listening to unless you are repelled by logic.

Fox & Friends: D'Souza Responds To Bombshell Hillary Email Leak

D'Souza: Christians Can No Longer Choose To Retreat, The Fight Is C...
This is a LTE written by a friend of very dear friends and fellow memo readers. (See 1 below.)

This is an essay from a very dear friend and fellow memo reader why he is supporting Trump. (See 1a below.)

Another e mail from a very dear friend and fellow memo reader explaining his vote. (See 1b below.)
Donald's Contract:
More humor - Suthren style! (See 2 below.)
Clinton Foundation insights. (See 3 below.)
With the passing of every day we find more and more revelations about what scum the Clinton's are and how they will stop at nothing to discredit the election process and the contempt they have for their fellow  countrymen.

Anyone who votes for Hillary obviously has a very low opinion of our laws and our nation.
1) “The Grim Choice"

This year’s Presidential election presents a choice between two unappealing candidates.  In this grim contest, however, this reader chooses Mr. Trump as follows:                                                                                                                                                              
Donald Trump
1) It is difficult to overlook Trump’s inconsistencies and boorishness, but I believe overall he better represents the principles and core concepts of traditional America.  Under Mr. Trump as president, the federal government will no longer be for sale.
2) Most importantly Mr. Trump will nominate Supreme Court justices that will uphold the Constitution instead of legislating social change (like “wealth redistribution” and unlimited abortion rights).
3) I believe Trump’s concerns for working people and the middle class are genuine, although the details of some of his proposals certainly need work.  His tax proposals, like Reagan’s, should reinvigorate the sluggish American economy - although there must be deficit discipline.
4) Similarly, Trump is rightly concerned about immigration, although again his proposals need refinement.
5) Trump will better protect the American people from terrorist attacks and subversion.  He does not shy from identifying Islamic terrorists - their own description of themselves.
6) Mr. Trump will rebuild the American military and reassert American leadership around the world.  International order is disintegrating in the void deliberately created by Obama and Ms. Clinton.

Hillary Clinton
1) Devoid of principles, the Clintons are this country’s “pay to play” champions. For them the public trust is nothing but a giant cash register to be systematically and regularly looted via the sale of government access and policy.  This will only worsen if the Clintons regain the White House.
2) Ms. Clinton’s brokered sale to the Russians (while at State) of the majority of the US’s uranium reserves (our most vital strategic material), was in my view treasonous. And her numerous classified email scandals were repeated violations of public trust. It’s incredible that such a culprit might actually become president.
3) America’s unions have donated $ 108 million to Ms. Clinton’s campaign.  These are not goodhearted gifts but are instead markers to be called in later to further entrench unions, the public will be damned.  For example, expect Ms. Clinton to continue Obama’s teacher union lead attacks on charter schools and for-profit-colleges, regardless of the quality of their services.
4) Ms. Clinton will certainly continue Obama’s unlawful practice of circumventing both the constitution and congress to enact by executive order extreme social policies that placate the liberal left.
5) Ms. Clinton will continue her and Obama’s unfathomable policies of deliberately weakening America, militarily and diplomatically. Their recent Iran and Cuba policies are scandals. 
5) Ms. Clinton’s expressed support of late term abortions (infanticide by vacuuming the brains of viable fetuses), and her support of unlimited gun control are abhorrent to the majority of the American people.  She has also said that these two atrocious agenda items will be her litmus tests for future Supreme Court justices.
6) Ms. Clinton will attempt to replace failed Obamacare with an arbitrary and highly bureaucratic “single payer" government health plan that will be mandatory for everyone except the Clintons and congress. She is anxious to install a type of system that has failed in Canada and Europe."

James Fox (retired member, Florida and New York Bars)
8137 Gabanna Drive
Sarasota, FL 34231

1a)  I was asked today how I could ever support Trump after the comments he made over 11 years ago about women and if I would still support him if he made those comments to my daughter? My response was this....If he had put our nations security at risk, I would not vote for him. If his organization received large donations from countries that killed women and gays, I would not vote for him. If he boasted 30 Years of government experience, but still could not discern if an email was classified or not, without someone letting him know if it was or not, I would not vote for him. If he boasted about how he has defended children his entire life, but is for abortion, (even late term, when the child can feel pain) I would not vote for him. If he wanted my 3 year old Granddaughter to go to restrooms with men dressed as women, I would not vote for him. I have taught my daughter and will teach my granddaughter to disregard sexist remarks and move on, especially when they were made so many years ago and, also to forgive those who say they are sorry. If he caused lives to be destroyed in Benghazi and then lied to the faces of the parents as they stood at their child's casket, I would not vote for him. If people who came against him mysteriously turned up dead, I would not vote for him. If he suddenly developed a southern accent when he was in the South, campaigning, I would not vote for him. If he continually broke the law and that was ignored, I would not vote for him, but right now, the only person who does all these things is Hillary. Right now, the fact that Donald made these remarks over 12 years ago, does not move me. I'm bigger than those remarks and we all have said stupid things throughout our lives. To me, the fact that Hillary lies continuously, is a much bigger problem. We can see the effects of her lies by the state of our poor country right now... Rant over... Still voting for Trump.

1b) Most of the media coverage for the Presidential election has centered around the ethics and likeability of these flawed candidates. I know that it’s hard to do, but if you put aside the personalities and character flaws of each, and just concentrate of the issues I think you’ll see that there is only one logical vote. I especially direct this email to Hillary supporters or “never Trumpers”….or those planning to waste your vote on a write in candidate; I just want you to understand what you’ll be voting for if you choose to vote for Hillary.  CB 

1.       Terrorism- Hillary will continue the current feckless policies and refusal to even admit that we are at war with radical Islamist terrorism……policies resulting in our enemies no longer fearing us, and our allies no longer respecting us
2.       Economy- Accepting the current stagnating anemic economy with 1% GDP growth, policies that have caused 14 million fewer people in the labor force, 50 million on food stamps, average household income down by almost $4000, home ownership to its lowest level in 51 years, a mountain of regulations and bureaucratic compliance that inhibit business growth and corporate tax rates that drive companies to do inversions and park profits overseas rather than investing at home…..all while doubling the national debt to almost $20 trillion.
3.       Healthcare- Maintaining the unaffordable Obamacare which has caused premiums to increase 20-80%, deductibles  to average $6000- more than most families can afford, copays  dramatically increased, service and provider choices limited, major health providers ( Aetna, United healthcare, Humana) dropping out of the exchanges because they are losing money….and a flawed system in which 83% of those people in the exchanges afford to pay premiums only because they receive government subsidies. ( our tax money).
4.       Immigration- continuing open borders… lip service to controlling our borders, continuing to allow  sanctuary cities and supporting amnesty for illegals.
5.       Police- Hillary will continue to push the false narrative about systemic law -enforcement racism, that policing is biased and violent and unfair and ignore the facts that disprove those assertions. The result of this narrative is that police have backed off proactive policing resulting in the largest increase in violent crime and homicides in nearly half a century.
6.       Military- Continuing to ignore the need to update our military equipment as the U.S. continues to lose our edge over Russia, China and others. Ignoring Reagan’s philosophy of building a strong military to maintain peace through strength.
7.       Education- Continuing to protect the teachers unions and administrators which keep kids locked in non-functioning failing schools rather than supporting Charter schools, digital and alternative learning techniques which seek innovative solutions for the kids.  
8.       Israel- Continuing to support Israel in “words” not “actions”………..i.e. continuing to put Israel in a precarious position by supporting Obama’s Iran deal and pressuring Israel to give concessions to the Palestinians as preconditions for restarting the peace process rather than pressuring the Palestinians who are the real obstacle to peace. Unfortunately on 45% of Democrats (vs 73% of republicans) support Israel’s actions re: Palestinians
9.       Supreme Court- maybe the most important issue because Judges serve for 20-30 years….Hillary will not appoint judges who believe that their job is to rule based upon the Constitution and laws passed by Congress but rather feel it is appropriate for Supreme Court Judges, who are un-elected and unaccountable to make laws based upon their beliefs and “life experiences.”

A vote for Hillary will continue these policies

I’m prepared for Trump to say some outrageous things if he’s elected and make some decisions I disagree with but he will:
·         Halt the spread of radical Islamic terrorism
·         Make America grow again…..a 3-4% GDP growth…….thousands of real, good paying jobs
·         Repeal and replace Obamacare with programs, like Paul Ryan’s “Better Way” that actually lower costs and increase quality of care
·         Implement an immigration program that finally secures the border, allow desirable immigrants to enter and keep out undesirables
·         Support our police and effective policing to keep neighborhoods safe
·         Rebuild our military to maintain peace through strength
·         Strongly supporting Israel ( BTW…Ivanka, Donald Jr and Eric all have Jewish spouses)
·         Expand educational opportunities and innovative methods to improve results
·         Appoint Supreme Court Judges who believe in and rule by the Constitution and laws passed by Congress

A small zoo in Georgia obtained a very rare species of gorilla. Within a few weeks the gorilla, a female, became very difficult to handle. Upon examination, the veterinarian determined the problem: the gorilla was in heat. To make matters worse, there was no male gorilla available. Thinking about their problem, the Zoo Keeper thought of Bobby Lee Walton, a redneck part-time worker responsible for cleaning the animal cages. Bobby Lee, like most rednecks, had little sense but possessed ample ability to satisfy a female of any species. The Zoo Keeper thought they might have a solution. Bobby Lee was approached with a proposition. Would he be willing to mate with the gorilla for $500.00? Bobby Lee showed some interest, but said he would have to think the matter over carefully. The following day, he announced that he would accept their offer, but only under five conditions:

"First", Bobby Lee said, "I ain't gonna kiss her on the lips." The Keeper quickly agreed to this condition.

"Second", he said, "She must wear a 'Dale Earnhardt Forever' T-Shirt." The keeper again agreed to this condition in spite of the possible difficulties involved.

Third", he said, "you can't not never tell no one about this." The keeper again readily agreed to this condition.

Fourth", Bobby Lee said, "I want all the children raised Southern Baptist." Once again it was agreed.

And last," Bobby Lee said, "I'm gonna need another week to come up with the $500.00
3)Hillary Clinton said the Clinton Foundation gives “90% of their proceeds” to charitable organizations. This is their “Form 990” required by the IRS for all charities. In 2013 they had total revenue of $148,889,439 (Line 12). Their TOTAL Grants to Charity were $8,865,052 (Line 13). That is a measly 5.95%!!!!! Now, they are so efficient that it cost them a total of $84,684,494 in expenses (Line 18) to give away $8,865,052 to charity!!!! Including $29,914,108 in salaries (Line 15), $185,970 in fundraising fees (Line 16a, that’s actually legitimate), and a WHOPPING $45,719,364 (Line 17) in “other expenses”!!!!! So AFTER all that hard charitable work they end the year with $247,299,458 (Line 22), a cool $100,000,000 more than was contributed for the year!!! Folks, no matter how you slice and dice it, this is simply a blatant money laundering program. They don’t even try to hide it!!! Oh and Congress wanted to investigate the Clinton Foundation and the DOJ stepped in and blocked it!

So It Goes. Ignoring Trump's Contract - A Matter Of His Own Doing. Are Parts Of The Campaign Rigged? Bless Their Souls! THE SPEECH!

I find it fascinatingly bemusing Liberals and Socialists are complaining about and oppose the  merger between Ma Bell and Warner because it makes them too big. Yet, their desire to make government big , even overpowering, is what is also driving corporate bigness and the urge to merge.  Small entities cannot fight big bureaucracies. 

If someone builds a monstrosity next to you (government) and the shadows block out the sun on your garden you have two choices short of setting fire to their home (anarchy), ie. move your garden or move your home.

New technology is making current technology obsolete and is as much behind the 'need' to cope as anything else. Ma Bell has lost her glamour and the world's population is so much bigger and offers so many communication and entertainment options.

Government de-regulated the telecoms and the airlines and now they want to restrict customers from reaping the benefits because government bureaucrats knows best.  Let competition reign in the market place .  We now can call all over the world for pennies.  Airline prices are up because of terrorism not lack of competition. 

Bigness may not always be better and when that proves the case bigness will fail because a free market place, if allowed,  is too competitive to support the incompetent, the non-competitive. This is why government is failing.  It no longer delivers a service at a price that is affordable and in an acceptable, dependable manner

Those who have tasted freedom will not support a failing government. K Mart lost out to WalMart and so it goes.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++The mass media folks concentrated on Donald's ending comments, about suing those women who allegedly lied about him, rather than the points he made in his "Contract" address in Gettysburg.  Why Trump makes comments that allow the mass media to attack him is beyond me but his "Contract" is rational and should be the focus of discussion.

We were very close to Newt when we lived in Atlanta and we had him speak at our home to a group named "Friends of Newt," of which we were members.  I keep his "Contract With America" under the glass on my desk. It is so benign yet, the press clobbered him and Time Magazine said he was the "Grinch who stole Christmas."What Newt proposed was sheer logic and had we embraced all of what he proposed we would be a much healthier country today.  "Ole Bill" saw the light and embraced some of it and got re-elected in the process not to take anything away from his masterful political skills.

No doubt Newt urged Trump to say what he will do in the first 100 days, should he be elected. He may or may not accomplish what he proposes  but it is what should be done to get our train back on its track. 

When a Conservative offers reasonable solutions the mass media's first instinct is to find fault and attack.  They did this to Newt and some in Congress even called it "A Contract On America."  I challenge anyone to read what Newt proposed and conclude it was as atrocious as those in the media and opposition wanted you to believe.  I suspect the same will be the case with Donald's "Contract."  Yet, Donald stupidly goes out of his way to touch every "Wet Paint - Don't Touch " sign.  His seems to have a pathological reaction which undercuts the more reasonable case he tries to make.  If he loses in the end he will largely own his defeat.

At the end of this memo I have written a speech for Donald that he should give in the waning days of the campaign. (See 2 below.)
This from a dear friend and fellow memo reader in regard to my posting of Tobin's op ed. "Tobin's essay, largely a defense of Hillary's illicit, not to say, treasonous, activities  which brings to mind the old aphorism, "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean people aren't out to get you!" 

Numerous studies have shown how easily rigged, and significantly so,is  the American voting system. It is sheer folly not to consider that a master criminal of Hillary's background, experience and pathological
lust for power to do just that. And to prepare for exposing it at the first sign of ANY unusual behavior at the polls. 


My view remains that when it comes to the actual vote I suspect there will be errors and some cheating maybe but certainly not enough to swing an election.  That said, I continue to believe Donald is justified in believing aspects of the election are rigged.  Certainly that is the case with the mass media and collusion's between the Clinton's and members and agencies of this Administration.  We know the IRS prevented participation by conservatives, we know there is evidence Obama's Justice Department seemingly stacked the deck by manipulating The FBI Director. We also have evidence Hillary lied consistently yet, has not been held to account as if she had been a "normal" citizen who lacked the political and coercive power of the Clinton's.

If there is any additional rigging I submit it came from the mass media who helped choose/anoint Trump because they wanted the weakest candidate to face their beloved Hillary. Did the Republicans get snookered by the mass media? Erick Erickson sees otherwise and believes Trump set himself up with the Clinton's,

Both views are somewhat conspiratorial but for different reasons. How do you explain a come from nowhere candidate like Obama?. (See 1 below.)

Finally this from a very dear friend and fellow memo reader regarding the mass media's gamesmanship with respect to the economy and interest rates:

 "I read this response to an article discussing how interest rates are not artificially low and though you might enjoy it.

So it's circular in that the policies and regulations that depress productivity, scare more people into being defensive savers, fear of investing in fragile economic circumstances, etc. Gee, that explains it?

That is not an explanation but a BS pile of excuses for the failures of this administration and the Fed.  Chicken and egg stuff. 

Too much govt intervention, manipulation, and policies that illustrate disdain for free markets and the things that made this country great. Only to be followed by a condescending presentation of excuses. 

When I see the pres tout how great things are since Obama took office, I have to wonder where the common sense responses are hiding, only to be reminded there is no honest source of journalism waiting to refute this crap. For them the emperor is still sporting a classy wardrobe with excuses changing daily.  
I have written the speech Trump should be making if there are any undecided voters left for him to capture or minds to change. It is brief and somewhat self-deprecating so it is not the kind he is probably capable of/ or comfortable with making because his ego, defensiveness and narcissistic tendencies always get in the way.  

Obama is even more narcissistic but he is  clever and knows how to deliver an artful speech. Though it is full of nastiness, invective and lies it is effective and his breezy style appeals to the gullible and his fawning admirers who do not care about substance and do not know a fact from a lie. They lack reasoning skills because so many of their teachers and professors fail to challenge them to think.  Rather, students spend huge sums on tuition and boarding swallowing and regurgitating the didactic doctrinaire they are fed that spews from the lips of the very liberal academics who inhabit our campuses and who are engaged in/ and dedicated to spreading their socialistic precepts, attacking our nation and its accomplishments.  I have the Elizabeth Warren's in mind who hate capitalism and free markets because they create "unfair" results which government can neither define, dictate nor easily control.  Free choice, speech and actions are anathema to these gloomy professors who fear any reasoned challenge would rock their boat.

It took decades upon decades to fill the hallowed halls of higher academia to bring matters down so low  but we have arrived at the point where free speech has been replaced by safe zones so the feeling of the sissified/wussified, and/or whatever other anti-PC word is applicable, are protected and enshrined. . 

Marine Corps training should be mandated on every college campus but then why ruin a good branch. Who would be left to protect our elite? - Bless Their Souls! (See 2 below.)
Now for some humor:  Click on Old Woman & Man and Enjoy! This is a riot!!
1) Yes, The Election is Being Stolen ByErick Erickson

Texas is now a toss up state. Georgia is too. Utah, the most Republican state in the nation, is now going third party. Evan McMullin is now officially ahead there. Arizona, another seriously Republican state, looks like it is going Democrat too.
Yes, I think it is time to take seriously the accusations that the Clinton machine is stealing the election. There is no way those solidly Republican states should be going Democrat.
The evidence for theft is there.
In August of 2015, a major Clinton donor had a private conversation with Bill Clinton. In that conversation, we can deduce that some level of coordination was taking place.
Fast forward a few months and it turns out Democrats make up significant support for one candidate within the GOP. Of Republican supporters, pollsters determine moderate Republicans, not conservative, are backing him.
All along it seems more and more obvious that Donald Trump was working hand in glove with the Clinton machine. He called Bill Clinton before running. He drummed up Democrat turn out while building hype about Republican turn out. Turns out that Trump is not expanding the GOP and is not bringing in a wave of new voters. In fact, turn out this year is not a record high.
Only 9% of Americans chose Trump and Clinton as the major party nominees. The one is a repeat donor of the other. Trump endorsed Hillary Clinton over both John McCain and Barack Obama in 2008. He has given to her campaign repeatedly. He defended Bill Clinton in the 90’s against Paula Jones, et al.
Trump decided to get into the Republican race, build up an online army of trolls to make it look like he had massive support, then intentionally sabotage the race to hand it to his friend Hillary Clinton.
It turns out Rush is still right. Voters, when given the choice between a Democrat-lite and a Democrat, will always go for the real thing. Between a candidate who supports increasing the minimum wage and implementing socialist healthcare and another candidate who supports increasing the minimum wage and implementing socialist healthcare, the voters are always going to go with the Democrat, not the Republican who supports the same.
The race is being stolen. And the genius of it all is that Trump used Republican voters to steal it from the GOP. Now he is handing it to his friend Hillary Clinton. That also explains why Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton remain very close friends. This was all part of the plan and Trump took advantage of angry voters looking for change.
2) The Speech:

First: This is uncharacteristic of me but I know I have made many comments that have been hurtful and boorish. They are, perhaps, why I am considered to be down in the polls.  I am not a slick and professionally trained political debater as my opponent who has been in the public's eye for over thirty years. 

But, I cannot blame Hillary for my mistakes and behaviour.  If I lose, it is in large measure because of myself.

That said, I am not a quitter and I am fighting, in the end, not for myself but for this country,  which I love and which has given me opportunities no other nation could and, most importantly, for you who I have come to know better.

Second: My opponent and her husband  have perfected the psychiatric act of projection.  In other words, they artfully and cleverly blame others for their own actions. My own actions have contributed to their ability to tag me by saying I am unfit, do not have the temperament and should not have my finger on the nuclear button.  This allows Hillary to deflect attention from her own failures, misdeeds, lies, corruption and lack of accomplishments. In other words, from Whitewater, missing Rose Law Firm legal documents and their reappearance, her failed healthcare legislation, the questionable cattle trade and the more recent failed Russian Reset Button fiasco, Benghazi, her utter contempt for protecting America's secrets and Libya and the list is almost endless.

Third: I have been accused of saying the election is rigged.  Perhaps the actual vote count will not be rigged but one has to be utterly blind not to see the mass media favor liberals and the contributions of the members of the mass media go overwhelmingly to liberals.  Furthermore, one has to be even blinder not to see that Obama's IRS purposefully sought and did deny conservative organizations their legal rights and the prime instigator took The Fifth, which is her right. Then we have Obama's Justice Department squelching the Director of the FBI from prosecuting Hillary in the same manner they would you or any other citizen had they acted in the same way as Hillary because the Clinton's have what you do not - political clout.  Finally, we have the visit by Bill to Attorney General Lynch's plane the day before Hillary was exonerated for the purpose of discussing their grandchildren?  

If you believe this and the many outright lies Hillary has committed for over thirty years, when she is backed into the truth corner, then you are beyond gullible.

Fourth:  If you can say you are better off than you were eight years ago, America is stronger and more respected, our country is less racially divided, our voice more respected, we are less in debt or have better infrastructure to show for it and you feel better about your brighter future then you should vote for Radical Hillary and get four more years of Obama and Obama Care because that is what she is offering you. That is the snake oil Hillary is selling just as Obama did when he first ran.

Fifth: What this nation hungers for and what will solve so many of our problems is one simple word - JOBS. I have built many structures, employed many people.  Name something Hillary has built. Name one person she has employed beyond the political environment.  As I just said, she has failed at everything she has tried or been entrusted with.

I offer you "A Contract" with the following terms: As soon as I enter the White House on January 20, 2017, I will begin implementing my 8-Point Plan for the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration, and here’s what we’ll do:
  1. On Day One, we will roll out our plan to BUILD THE WALL, send criminal illegal immigrants home, and finally end the open borders nightmare.
  2. Begin renegotiating ALL unfair trade deals like NAFTA which have undercut American employment and exported our prosperity.
  3. CANCEL all executive orders, bureaucratic rules, and crippling regulations that send American jobs overseas.
  4. Work with Congress to REPEAL and replace the disastrous ObamaCare legislation that is ruining American healthcare.
  5. Lift the radical Obama regulations on America’s energy industry to END our dependence on foreign sources and create new jobs here at home.
  6. Propose, pass, and sign into law a massive TAX CUT for all working Americans and unleash the jobs-creating power of our small businesses.
  7. NOMINATE Supreme Court Justices who will uphold the Founders’ Constitution and not legislate the liberal agenda from the bench, and…
  8. IMPOSE strict new ethics rules to restore the integrity of the Office of the Secretary of State.
Friend, you are going to be amazed what we will accomplish during those First 100 Days -- I promise you that you will be proud of your President again.

 I and my administration will do everything LEGALLY in our power to accomplish this pledge in the first 100 days of my administration, should I be elected. 

Six: What I have said during the campaign and what I have tried to convey is substantially and distinctly different from what my opponent offers.  I believe in The Constitution.  I believe it has served our nation well.  I believe our Bill of Rights should be supported and protected and my appointments to The Supreme Court, given the opportunity, will do just that.

I believe a nation that does not protect its borders is doomed.  We are a nation of laws and we are a people who abide by our laws.  This is what separates us from so many other nations. I am not opposed to immigration. We are a nation of immigrants but I am opposed to supporting illegal entry and refuse to support breaking our nation's laws. I am more than willing to change our immigration laws and will seek legislation that will allow a legal pathway towards citizenship but not to the disadvantage of those who seek to become Americans legally.

I am for energy independence and simplified tax laws.  These should be no brainers and they should result in greater support of government by our citizens which is critical if we are to survive and prosper as a free and Democratic Republic.

Seven:  I cannot do this without the support of a concurring and supportive Congress. 

If you elect me because you agree with what I believe you want and America needs in order to be Great Again and I am prepared to try and deliver, then do not force me to deal with radical Democrats who want to turn America into another failed Socialist country.

If you want to diminish your freedoms and rights then elect the lady in the pant suit because I am not your man.

If you want more of the same despair then elect the lady in the pant suit because I am not your man.

If you believe the lady in the pant suit should be promoted for her misdeeds then I am not your man.

If you want the best government money and special privileges can continue to buy then elect the lady in the pant suit because I am not your man.

Finally, if you do not wish to have the prospect of a good  job that allows you dignity, challenges you to stand on your own two feet with your head held high and raise a family in the tradition of our nation's history, then vote for the lady in the pant suit because I am not your man. 

Remember what Obama told you early on - 'you did not build that, government did.' How insulting, how demeaning, how false. American's built America! Government assisted and now has come to impede and at a cost which will break us..

I need your vote, I seek your vote, I plead for your vote so together and united we can Make America Great Again!

God Bless America and God Bless You!