1209, 2017

Cruz: Aide Responsible for Accidental “Like” of Pornographic Tweet

By |September 12th, 2017|Political Humor, Politics, Republicans, Texas|Comments Off on Cruz: Aide Responsible for Accidental “Like” of Pornographic Tweet

Former presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) endured an amusing gaffe on Monday evening when his official Twitter account liked a short pornographic clip that had been tweeted out by the Twitter handle @SexuallPosts. The clip in question featured what is known as a “cuckold” fetish—in which a person – the “cuck” – views their partner engaging in sexual activity with another partner. The term “cuck” has become a popular insult to lob at politicians on the internet, with many members of alt-right groups using it to attack officials and candidates who they feel are not standing up for their real principals, or merely to jab at people who they feel are weak. The term was applied to Cruz derisively during the 2016 presidential race.

The like remained listed on Senator Cruz’s account for several hours before being removed early in the morning. An archive of Cruz’s likes, which features the tweet in question, was made before the like could be removed (warning:  the content featured in the archive is not safe for work).

Following the incident, Senator Cruz has released an official statement, in which he claims an aide with access to his Twitter account was responsible for liking the pornographic content, apparently by accident. The staffer in question was said not to be acting with malice, and it is currently unclear whether or not their apparent mistake will be met with any consequences, such as losing access to Cruz’s account, or outright firing. Cruz has yet to reveal the identity of the aide in question.

Cruz himself approached the situation with humor, stating “This is not how I envisioned waking up this morning.” He continued, “Although I will say that if I had known that this […]

1109, 2017

Editorial: Understanding Trump’s DACA and Debt Ceiling Strategy

By |September 11th, 2017|Editorial, Illegal Immigration, National, Politics, Presidential|Comments Off on Editorial: Understanding Trump’s DACA and Debt Ceiling Strategy

President Donald Trump’s recent moves regarding DACA and the debt ceiling have left many people, regardless of their political ideologies, confused. After months of constant hysteria surrounding Trump’s supposedly anti-immigrant platform, Trump’s decision to end DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy which was passed via executive order during the Obama administration – seemed, to many on the left, like confirmation of their worst fears. Trump then made the announcement that he wants to pass a new version of DACA – most likely yet another revision of the DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors), which has been shot down numerous times since 2001 – through congress as an actual law, and his opposition to DACA seems to be primarily because the executive branch does not have the power to institute such a policy. This gave those same people pause. How could this be the man who wants to build a wall on our southern border?

In conjunction with these seemingly contradictory moves, President Trump made good on his threats to work with the Democrats to move his agenda along, which comes following the Republican legislature’s refusal to repeal the Affordable Care Act – known derisively as “Obamacare” – despite the fact that many of these same Republican politicians campaigned on the promise that they would repeal it immediately, and their subsequent refusal to tie debt ceiling approval into a more popular bill for expedited approval. In exchange for freeing up more money for hurricane relief in the face of both hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Trump agreed with Democratic leadership to raise the debt ceiling. This led to one of the most shocking developments of all:  press conferences from Senate Minority Leader […]

1608, 2017

Charlottesville: Communists vs Nazis

By |August 16th, 2017|Culture, National|Comments Off on Charlottesville: Communists vs Nazis

There is no doubt that there will be more peeling back of the Charlottesville onion as time passes, but here are a few facts which already stand out.
The recent events in Charlottesville during and following the “Unite the Right” event have been a concern to many people on both sides of the aisle. While people continue to argue about who was more responsible for the violence we’ve seen – the Communists or the Nazis – it is hard to deny that what we’ve seen is a clashing of extremist elements. People from the far fringes of political ideology were gathered together in a small area to form a powder keg situation. But the million dollar question remains: Who brought these people together and why?

The permit for the “Unite the Right” event was filed by Jason Kessler, the operator of the political group Unity and Security for America, who has made a name for himself in recent months by decrying black Charlottesville City Councilman Wes Bellamy as “Councilman Dindu” and a “pavement ape”. These are horrible comments, to be sure, but they become additionally puzzling when one looks at Kessler’s past involvement in the Occupy Wall Street movement and his supposed support for President Obama. It seems as though Kessler leaned more towards the left of the American political spectrum up until November of 2016.

More concerning than Kessler’s shifting loyalties are the obfuscating names for all of the organizations and events involved:

Unite the Right – this does not sound like a white supremacist or fascist event without a great deal of context from the last few days.

Unity and Security for America – this too, does not sound like the name of a white supremacist or fascist […]

2506, 2017

Repeal Obamacare: Let’s Trust Rand Paul

By |June 25th, 2017|Editorial, Health, National|Comments Off on Repeal Obamacare: Let’s Trust Rand Paul

The only way to fix healthcare is to get government out of it! Let’s trust Rand Paul to lead the way to repeal Obamacare.

I simply don’t trust politicians as a normal starting point to repeal Obamacare or any other issue, but willing to let them earn my trust. When it comes to healthcare, it is extremely difficult to trust them to do the right thing and that difficulty is compounded by the complex structure of Obamacare as it was built in a way to prevent it from being dismantled. In order to dismantle, it will have to be done through more than one piece of legislation. I really don’t want to get into the weeds on that, but we either pass this first piece and win a round geared toward dismantling with half the votes in the budgetary process or we do it all as a full blown repeal (which would be preferable) but will then need two-thirds votes (which we will never get) in order to repeal Obamacare.

So, do we trust them (our politicians) to continue to take the right steps to unravel and dismantle rather than repeal Obamacare? Can we actually trust them to see it through? I simply can’t make that leap. I believe Senator Rand Paul has earned trust on this issue and where some of the holdouts may (or may not) be posturing, I believe he is very sincere in his efforts to do the right thing.

There also seems to be a rush to pass this because Obamacare is rapidly failing. Whenever anyone feels “rushed” to make a major purchase or major life decision, I always advise they go home and sleep on it. There is nothing wrong with taking […]

704, 2017

Was the Syrian Strike Lawful?

By |April 7th, 2017|Congressional, National|Comments Off on Was the Syrian Strike Lawful?

Many will play “Monday-morning-quarterback” when it comes to whether the use of 59 Tomahawk Missiles in the Syrian strike to take out an airfield, was the right thing to do.  Many will listen to the fake news talking heads and let a conclusion be drawn for them.

Is it the right thing to do, to allow someone to brutally murder men, women and children when you have the ability to stop them? How many of you will raise your hand and vote that it’s ok to sit back and watch more die on the nightly news?

We have American military in the area. Whether you are condemning Trump’s decision to wipe out that airfield or not; what would you have said if the next strike had been to drop sarin gas on our people because Trump did nothing? Would your attitude have changed then?

But, the question under consideration; Was this strike Constitutional?

Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution outlines the powers of Congress, and within those powers, it states:
To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
Now we have to argue if the surgical strike to take out the ability to deliver chemical weapons a “declaration of war.” If you are Syrian, your answer is likely a quick “yes” but from our standpoint, the question is probably better phrased as; “Do you believe we are now engaged in an active war with Syria?” Where my answer is “no” and I believe most would feel that way, it is strictly an opinion-type answer.

Letters of Marque isn’t a term that most are likely familiar with but it is basically farming out military action on our behalf whether it is another […]

2203, 2017

Intelligence: Russian Interference with Elections

By |March 22nd, 2017|National, Politics|Comments Off on Intelligence: Russian Interference with Elections

The Top 7 Things You Should Know Regarding US Intelligence Findings
This has been largely ignored by the Main SCREAM Media, but the Director of National Intelligence release a report on January 6, 2017, regarding combined findings of FBI, CIA, and NSA, in regards to Russian interference in United States Elections. You can read the full report here, but here are the top 7 issues which should be reported upon with direct quotes from the report:

1. Russia meddling in our elections is nothing new. They have been doing it dating back to the U.S.S.R.
“Russia, like its Soviet predecessor, has a history of conducting covert influence campaigns focused on US presidential elections that have used intelligence officers and agents and press placements to disparage candidates perceived as hostile to the Kremlin.”

“During the Cold War, the Soviet Union used intelligence officers, influence agents, forgeries, and press placements to disparage candidates perceived as hostile to the Kremlin, according to a former KGB archivist.”

“Since the Cold War, Russian intelligence efforts related to US elections have primarily focused on foreign intelligence collection. For decades, Russian and Soviet intelligence services have sought to collect insider information from US political parties that could help Russian leaders understand a new US administration’s plans and priorities.”

“In the 1970s, the KGB recruited a Democratic Party activist who reported information about then-presidential hopeful Jimmy Carter’s campaign and foreign policy plans, according to a former KGB archivist.”
2. Russia was the source of information for WikiLeaks:
“We assess with high confidence that Russian military intelligence (General Staff Main Intelligence Directorate or GRU) used the Guccifer 2.0 persona and DCLeaks.com to release US victim data obtained in cyber operations publicly and in exclusives to media outlets and relayed material to WikiLeaks.”
3. […]

902, 2017

Judicial Coup d’état by 9th Circuit

By |February 9th, 2017|Judicial, National|1 Comment

The rights of State Universities (to not be inconvenienced) outweighed the rights of US Citizens to be protected from terrorists.
The 9th Circuit Court usurps its Constitutional authority, effectively taking over national security in their ruling to uphold the lower court’s suspension of a travel ban from seven dangerous countries. The three-judge panel (Judges Richard R. Clifton, William Canby and Michelle T. Friedland ) has effectively given a green light for terrorists to pour across our borders. This court is playing with American lives and any blood that follows will be on their hands.

Not only has the 9th Circuit overridden the Executive Office, they have effectively overridden Congress as well. Congress adopted a provision in 1952 saying the President “may by proclamation and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens and any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants” whenever he thinks it “would be detrimental to the interests of the United States.”

The courts are clearly out-of-control and we no longer have three equal branches of government with this being the latest of many out-of-bound decisions by the courts. Americans have truly become subjects of those who wear robes.

The seven nations identified in President Donald Trump’s travel ban were also “identified by the Obama administration as the seven most dangerous countries in the world in regard to harboring terrorists,”  as previously stated White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.

The seven countries included in the Executive Order which implemented the temporary ban are:
Considering there are 50 Muslim countries in the world, the continuous claims of Main Stream Media (MSM) that this is a ban on Muslims, is blatantly dishonest (#FakeNews).

The full 9th Circuit Court brief can be read by clicking […]

902, 2017

Melania Announces Appointment of White House Social Secretary

By |February 9th, 2017|First 100 Days, National|Comments Off on Melania Announces Appointment of White House Social Secretary

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First Lady Melania Trump Announces the Appointment of Anna Christina Niceta Lloyd as White House Social Secretary

First Lady Melania Trump is pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd as the White House Social Secretary.  As the White House Social Secretary, Ms. Niceta Lloyd – known as Rickie – along with the First Lady, will be responsible for the planning and execution of events that take place at the White House.  She will oversee all social events and gatherings, from Official State Dinners, White House social calendar events, official policy-related events, to the First Lady’s initiatives.

“Rickie brings with her over twenty-two years of solid diplomatic, political and social entertaining experience,” said First Lady Melania Trump. “I am looking forward to sharing my ideas and traditions of entertaining and social hospitality to America’s house, my new home as well. That, along with Rickie’s vast experience, I am even more excited.”

Ms. Niceta Lloyd’s gracious entertaining style perfectly aligns with that of the First Lady.  She worked with both Democratic and Republican JCCIC leadership in planning the last five Inaugurations.  During her time at Design Cuisine she assisted the State Department’s Office of Protocol in executing numerous State Luncheons, Summits and Conferences under Secretaries Albright, Powell, Rice, Clinton and Kerry.  Her extensive experience includes events for the NRCC, DCCC, DNC, RNC, Speaker of the House and Secretary of the Senate.  Most recently she executed events during President Trump’s 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee celebrations.

Ms. Niceta Lloyd is married to Thomas Lloyd, grandson of the late Bunny Mellon, wife of Paul Mellon, friend and mentor to Jacqueline Kennedy.

Mrs. Mellon was instrumental in designing the White House Rose Garden with First Lady Mrs. Kennedy.  Ms. Niceta Lloyd’s formidable precision and elegance was greatly influenced by Mrs. Mellon.  Ms. Niceta Lloyd, along with her husband and two children live in Chevy Chase, […]

702, 2017

A Vote for America’s Future

By |February 7th, 2017|Education, National|Comments Off on A Vote for America’s Future

Image Credit: White House

From Vice President Mike Pence:


Today, I cast the tie-breaking vote in the Senate to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education: Betsy DeVos.

The vote the President asked me to cast wasn’t just for Betsy – it was also for America’s future.

Our nation’s success depends on the education of our students. In Betsy DeVos, we have one of America’s foremost advocates for educational opportunity and excellence.

For nearly three decades she has devoted her time, her talent, and her treasure to ensure that every child in America has the best shot at a better life. Countless students have benefitted from her efforts to promote an educational marketplace defined by innovation, opportunity, and real, meaningful choice.

The President and I agree that our children’s futures should not be determined by their zip code. Students should not be trapped in a system that puts the status quo ahead of a child’s success.

Betsy DeVos will have great impact as Secretary of Education. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a public school, a private school, a parochial school, a charter school, or any other kind of school – she will help ensure that every student has access to a good school.

We are grateful to Senate Majority Leader McConnell and all the Republican Senators who stood with us on this important vote.

The President is fully committed to this mission. Today’s vote was the first of its kind in our nation’s history, but the real history will be made through our unwavering dedication to America’s children – and to America’s future.

Thank you for all your help and support.


Michael R. Pence
Vice President of the United States

1101, 2017

Rubio Bombs Rex Tillerson’s Confirmation Hearing

By |January 11th, 2017|National, Politics|Comments Off on Rubio Bombs Rex Tillerson’s Confirmation Hearing

Much of the confirmation hearing for US Secretary of State (chaired by Senator Corker) proceeded in a manner most would expect; as a mixture of serious and relevant questions combined with politically crafted questions to place Tillerson (or anyone else) in a “no win” situation.

The worst offender of the morning was Senator Marco Rubio. He was belligerent and unyielding in pushing an absurd line of questioning.

In regards to Russian hacking and influencing our elections, Rubio asked, “Based on your knowledge of Russian leaders and Russians politics, do you believe these activities could have happened without the knowledge and consent of Vladimir Putin?”

Tillerson didn’t want to speculate but Rubio pushed it.

Rubio then wanted an answer on the mandatory imposing of sanctions on a nation conducting cyber-attacks against the US.  Tillerson didn’t want “mandatory” and made it very clear that what Rubio is proposing doesn’t take multiple factors into consideration. Rubio then attempted to put words in Tillerson’s mouth, rudely implying that Tillerson and Trump wanted the latitude to play favorites.

The scenario Rubio was painting would be similar to stating; “We should impose a mandatory 10-year jail sentence on everyone who steals.” Not taking into account the difference between a child taking a piece of candy or an adult stealing a car and/or if anyone was physically harmed during the course of the crime. It was an unimaginably immature line of questioning to be coming from a US Senator.

Marco Rubio then pushed to have Tillerson label Putin as a “war criminal.” For Rubio to think it is appropriate to force someone (anyone) in a position to be Secretary of State to make public statements labeling world leaders as “war criminals” before they even assume their position is […]