01/30/16

Don Fairly does not exist

By: Renee Nal
New Zeal

The Last Refuge

Screenshot from “The Last Refuge” website

While this author would think that a self-proclaimed group of “Conservative Misfits” would go after establishment types or perhaps the socialists who have taken over the Democrat party, “sundance” at the Last Refuge prefers to target Mark Levin, Glenn Beck and Ted Cruz, while lauding Donald Trump almost as loudly as Breitbart has been of late.

With friends like this, conservatives don’t need enemies.

Consider the latest smear piece by “sundance.” It cites a “report” which is actually a series of tweets claiming that a man named “Don Fairly” left the Cruz campaign along with seven other staffers.

Cruz smear piece cites "report" at the Last Refuge

Cruz smear piece cites “report” at the Last Refuge

The claims were made by @LandmanMarius, a man (presumably) whose tweets consist solely about the touting the awesomeness of Trump while relentlessly bashing Cruz:

Here is the first tweet:

Then these came after a supposed meeting:

The blogger “sundance” pounced on the tweets, “Seven Cruz campaign staff quit,” lamented “sundance,” “Campaign legal staff hits exiting campaign workers with legal notices to keep quiet.”

This author will go out on a limb to say that “Don Fairly” is as real as Donald Trump’s dedication to the Bible or the Constitution. 

After tweeting this:

This happened:

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The fake photo of “Don Fairly” is actually of Dushaun Fairley, a real estate advisor who lives in San Diego according to his LinkedIn page. As far as @LandmanMarius, his photo is evidently fake as well (see here and here). Donald Trump gave him a shout out here:

It makes one wonder how many fake Trump twitter accounts exist.

The author “sundance” goes on to cite a truely vile unsourced smear piece by CNN about Cruz and finishes off with a jab at Glenn Beck.

01/29/16

The Case for Ted Cruz

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Trevor Loudon looks on as Ted Cruz speaks to an audience in Iowa in October, 2015 via Breitbart [screenshot]

“The liberties of our Country, the freedom of our civil constitution are worth defending at all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have receiv’d them as a fair Inheritance from our worthy Ancestors: They purchas’d them for us with toil and danger and expence of treasure and blood; and transmitted them to us with care and diligence.” – Samuel Adams, Essay, written under the pseudonym “Candidus,” in The Boston Gazette (14 October 1771)

For the past eight years, thoughtful people around the world have watched in horror as President Obama and his communist ilk effectively turned America upside down. Supported by a complicit press and a largely apathetic populace, Americans have been led astray by those who cherry-pick and distort history to suit their socialist agenda.

"Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves." Matthew 7:15

“Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” Matthew 7:15

The villains are certainly not new and have, in fact, existed in various forms for thousands of years. Throughout the history of the world, human beings have been enslaved and dominated by those who seek to control them.

Using lessons from the Age of Enlightenment, a result of thousands of years of blood and treasure lost in the quest for liberty, the founding fathers of America proposed a revolutionary idea: “Limited Government.”

President Obama and progressives in both parties, preceded by Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and FDR to name a few, dismiss the founding fathers’ vision of limited government and seek to discredit them, as well as the Constitution of the United States at every opportunity.

This disdain for the vision of self-governance has taken root in academia and journalism, ensuring that children and young adults will never learn, much less embrace, the lessons passed down from “our worthy Ancestors” but largely lost in this generation.

In a speech called “Encroaching Control” made on March 30, 1961, President Ronald Reagan explained:

“Every other revolution simply exchanged one set of rulers for another set of rulers. But only here did that little band of men so advanced beyond their time that the world has never seen their like since, evolve the idea that you and I have within ourselves the God-given right and the ability to determine our own destiny.

But freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inherit the freedom we have known is if we fight for it, protect it, defend it and then hand it to them with the well thought lessons of how they in their lifetime must do the same. And if you and I don’t do this, then you and I may well spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it once was like in America when men were free.”

Watch the entire prophetic speech:

The Case for Ted Cruz

With the above in mind, consider that Ted Cruz has had a lifetime of defending the Constitution.

As reported at TrevorLoudon.com, Cruz was described by a former colleague as “uniquely the right person to lead America at this time in its history.”

The D.C. based attorney Theodore A. Gebhard continued:

“…it is clear that Ted Cruz is superior to all other candidates respecting his understanding of and commitment to America’s founding constitutional order, including federalism, the separation of powers, and the protection of individual liberty against government coercion.”

Glenn Beck explained that his first endorsement of a candidate will be Ted Cruz, as he believes that “no-one has shown themselves to [as] dedicated to the principles of the Constitution” as Ted Cruz. “I’m looking for someone who has it in their bones,” Beck said. Nobody has “stuck to their guns” against the “power brokers on both sides” like Ted Cruz.

In detail, Glenn Beck has explained Ted Cruz’s compelling history.

Here are just some excerpts:

Part I: The Early Years

“Things were turbulent in the Cruz household during those years. Rafael had a drinking problem that had gotten out of control. In fact, Ted’s dad reached the point where when Ted was three years old, he decided he didn’t want to be married anymore. So he left his wife and his child, and he returned to Texas.

A few months later, a business friend in Texas invited Rafael to attend a Bible study class with him. It was a class that would change his life and alter the course of his family. Rafael felt the Spirit enter his life as he attend the meetings, and he argued with the pastor about others and various points of doctrine for some time. But on April 15th, 1975, he fell to his knees and surrendered his life to Jesus. He changed. The next week, he decided he needed to be with his family. He bought a plane ticket and flew back to his home with his wife and his child, and he begged their forgiveness.

When Ted was eight years old, Ted went into a summer camp, and Ted accepted Christ in his life. And that happened to occur at the same Houston church where his dad had converted five years prior.

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At the age of 15, recognizing how bright he was and the love that he had for the country, the Free Enterprise Institute selected Ted to be one of the five kids in Houston that would tour the country and speak about the Constitution. Ted had to memorize the entire Constitution of the United States. And before he left high school, he had delivered 80 speeches on economics, on von Mises, and the importance and meaning of the Constitution.

Ted Cruz and Christianity

As reported previously at TrevorLoudon.com, Pastor Gaylon Wiley (the man who helped Rafael discover Jesus) was reacquainted with Senator Ted Cruz in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Since then, “Senator Ted Cruz sat down with over 100 pastors and faith leaders to talk about how his Christian faith has shaped his worldview and how it would guide his decision-making as the next President of the United States.”

Watch:

Part II: The College Years

“Being a super smart geek, Ted naturally joined the Princeton debate team. He became a champion debater, winning multiple categories, including 1992 Team of the Year and 1992 Speaker of the Year. He additionally won significant national debates earning awards for the 1992 National Championship for Top Speaker and the North American Debating Championship Top Speaker. Today, he is forever enshrined in the Princeton debate hall of fame.

Ted continued his debating record at Harvard Law School where he became a world debating championship semifinalist. While at Harvard, Ted served as the primary editor of the Harvard Law Review, the executive editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy and the founding editor of the Harvard Latino Law Review. He graduated magnum cum laude from Harvard Law School.

One of Ted’s law professors — liberal lion lawyer Alan Dershowitz — said this of his student: “One of the sharpest students I had, in terms of analytic skills. I’ve had 10,000 students over my 50 years at Harvard. He has to qualify among the brightest of the students. Deeply principled. He thinks he’s doing the right thing. I saw that years ago when he was a student. He was not a compromiser. He was not somebody who tried to make friends by accepting what was then the political correctness of the day.”

Part III and Part IV are not yet online, but the audio can be found below.

Listen to Glenn Beck’s case for Cruz here:

01/29/16

America’s Choice

By: James Hull

It is time for principled Republicans to face the realities of politics and mathematics.

Republicans have had to “hold our nose” and vote for less-than-worthy candidates for the past two presidential elections. In each November we had no other choice and each time we watched spineless McCain and Romney go down in flames against Obama. The country has suffered because of it.

No Democrat candidate will win this election. America sees Hillary as the thoroughly corrupt shyster that she is and Bernie as the Socialist that he openly claims to be. Other Democrats have floated the notion of running, notably Biden and Bloomberg, but they are out of time to generate broad-based support. Thus, whatever Republican wins the primary process ending in July will become the next President in November. That is the political reality.

Donald Trump is the Republican front runner and has been polling at about 36% for over six months. Trump is mostly riding the wave of citizen hatred for “politics as usual” instead of the desire and belief that he really will Make America Great Again, as is his motto. Thus, Trump-ers and Trump-ettes really aren’t concerned about election issues as much as teaching a lesson to the political and media “establishment.” That is very short-sighted.

Supporters for all other Republican candidates generally intend their vote to advance some issue-based objective. Ted Cruz, focused on restoring the constitutional republic, is nipping on The Donald’s heels but the huge pack of other candidates consistently leave him 10% or more behind. This won’t change unless the electorate coalesces behind one issue-focused leader. Thus, Trump the populist salesman – who has an extensive history of supporting liberal Democrat policies – could win the primary process and become the next President. That is the mathematical reality.

That is a sobering thought: Republicans win the November election but we still watch America fundamentally transform. No thank you.

Many of us principled voters may have to make a choice: we either “hold our nose” during the Republican primary process or we do the same in November. We either collaboratively support a single, viable, principles-based candidate now or we again half-heartedly support a candidate foisted upon us in November.

Thus, the choice is clear: support Ted Cruz now or get Trump in November. That is the political and the mathematical reality.

For reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationwide_opinion_polling_for_the_Republican_Party_2016_presidential_primaries

01/29/16

Our Weasel Of The Week!! – 01/29/16

The Watcher’s Council

Yes, it’s time to present this week’s Statuette of Shame, The Golden Weasel!!

Every Tuesday, the Council nominates some of the slimiest, most despicable characters in public life for some deed of evil, cowardice or corruption they’ve performed. Then we vote to single out one particular Weasel for special mention, to whom we award the statuette of shame, our special, 100% plastic Golden Weasel. This week’s nominees were all slimy and despicable, but the votes are in and we have our winner… the envelope please…


Morally Deficient Harris County, Texas DA Devon Anderson!

Nice Deb: I nominate the Houston Grand Jury for indicting the messengers instead of the actual offenders, in the Planned Parenthood investigation.

A Harris County grand jury investigating allegations that a Planned Parenthood clinic in Houston illegally sold the tissue of aborted fetuses has cleared the organization of wrongdoing and instead indicted two anti-abortion activists behind the undercover videos that sparked the probe.

Secret videographers David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were both indicted on charges of tampering with a governmental record, a second-degree felony that carries a punishment of up to 20 years in prison. Daleiden received an additional misdemeanor indictment under the law prohibiting the purchase and sale of human organs.

Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson announced the surprising indictments Monday after a two-month investigation.

Shocking, but maybe not too surprising considering Harris County’s reputation for political shenanigans. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry was also indicted by a Harris County grand jury, it so happens.


Talk about shooting the messengers! And as we all know from the videos, the whistle blowers didn’t actually buy baby parts, but merely made and filmed Planned Parenthood’s willingness to sell to them. And how exactly does that clear the local Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing?

The tampering with records charge is based on false IDs David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt presented to the Planned Parenthood officials.

Harris County consists of Houston and the surrounding areas. A fair potion of the city itself is Democrat, while the rest of it and the outlying areas are strongly Republican. If this Grand Jury was assembled in Houston, that could explain a great deal.

Another thing that explains a lot is the presence of one Lauren Reeder as a prominent prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s criminal family law division. Reeder is listed as a non-compensated “Director” on the 990 Tax Form for 2014 filed by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and has been an active fundraiser for Planned Parenthood for years. She is also very close personally to DA Anderson.

Because of the appearance of a conflict of of interest, the Center for Medical Progress, the organization that took and released the videos has asked for a special prosecutor. Operation Rescue President Troy Newman, who also serves on the Board of the Center for Medical Progress is calling for a new investigation by an independent prosecutor, and others have pointed out the First Amendment implications.And they might just get what they want.

The State of Texas is still conducting active, additional investigations into Planned Parenthood’s baby parts trafficking. To quote Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, “The fact remains that the videos exposed the horrific nature of abortion and the shameful disregard for human life of the abortion industry.”

Well, there it is.

Check back next Tuesday to see who next week’s nominees for Weasel of the Week are!

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01/29/16

FBI and Patriot Blood

Bob Owens:

You are about to watch the confrontation, including “shots fired” at Mr. LaVoy Finicum in Oregon on January 26th, 2016. Many stories, including so-called “eye witnesses” have communicated versions of the incident leading to the death of Mr. Finicum of Mohave County, Arizona who had been protesting in Burn, Oregon the past five weeks. The most recent “eye witness” account distributed nationally was reported by Victoria Sharp. Ms. Sharp’s account is false. The video below is taken from the FBI plane following the Finicum vehicle, and shows the shooting event as it occurred. A massive campaign has been launched nationally depicting Mr. Finicum as innocent and shot without provocation by the FBI. As you will see (go to full screen) Mr. Finicum exits his vehicle upon hitting a snow bank attempting to avoid a police roadblock. While there is no sound, and having been a police officer myself, I have to think commands were given to Mr. Finicum as he came to the rear of his vehicle. As you will see, Mr. Fincium reaches into the left side of his coat making a clear gesture that he may be going for a weapon. Shots were then fired by Oregon State Police, NOT FBI.

FBI Video Footage

FBI Releases Full Video Of LaVoy Finicum Death

FBI releases video, explains how police fatally shot Oregon refuge occupier

01/29/16

Sat. Jan 30th (RADIO) Brigitte Gabriel Discusses Refugee Resettlement & Shariah Law

 

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From Detroit to D.C. & Beyond

Joshua’s Trail, the creation of Elder Levon Yuille,is a radio program like non-other.

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Guest-host Janice Daniels will interview Brigitte Gabriel

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Founder of ACT for America, exploring the connection between Shariah Law and the federal Refugee Resettlement Program (RR) which, this year, will resettle 85,000 refugees, including 10,000 “unvettable”, overwhelmingly Shariah-adherent Syrians.

Tune-in 8-10 AM Saturday January 30th

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Detroit WDTK 1400 AM 92.7 FM – D.C. WRC 1260 AM

Prior the interview with Brigitte, Dick Manasseri, refugeeresettlementmonitormichigan.org will discuss the alarming continuing flow of Syrian refugees into the US despite the protestations of 30+ Governors. The numbers show that Michigan is fast becoming ground zero for Civilization Jihad empowered by the Muslim Brotherhood and its dangerous partners on the Left. Will your family face the unsafe future we see in Europe?

01/28/16

WATCH: Ted Cruz, Faith in Action (video)

By: Renee Nal
New Zeal

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Hat tip: Kayla Wiley

“Recently, Senator Ted Cruz sat down with over 100 pastors and faith leaders to talk about how his Christian faith has shaped his worldview and how it would guide his decision-making as the next President of the United States. This short 18-minute documentary – Cruz Faith In Action — tells the story of how Ted Cruz came to be the man and leader he is today beginning with his father’s acceptance of Christ. You will hear directly from Rafael Cruz, Ted’s father, along with Pastor Gaylon Wiley, the man who led Rafael to Christ and then baptized Ted when he came to Christ. Senator Cruz then recounts how his Christian faith impacted him, his family, and shaped his conservative Biblical views. He also provides us with a refreshing reassurance about how his Christian beliefs and principles will guide him as President – from the appointment of Supreme Court Justices to defense of religious liberties.

We hope you will take a just a few minutes to watch this insightful view into the man who may be our next President. If it blesses you, we hope you will share it with others.”

01/28/16

Our Watcher’s Council Nominations – Hitting The Jackpot Edition

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Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

We regret to announce the departure of our friend Brent of The Right Planet, who resigned his seat on the Council and is taking a hiatus from writing to concentrate on other matters. We all wish him well and will miss him, although we look forward to him continuing to be a valued part of the Council community.

That also means that there is now a vacant seat on the Watcher’s Council. Interested parties should leave their site names and contact info (which of course won’t be published) in the comments section.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an email address (mandatory, but of course it won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6 PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out on Wednesday morning

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week…

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01/28/16

Former colleague on Ted Cruz: ‘he is uniquely the right person to lead America at this time in its history’

By: Renee Nal
New Zeal

Ted Cruz Gotcha

A Washington, DC attorney who has worked closely with presidential candidate Ted Cruz wrote a detailed article about his personal experience with the man seeking the republican nomination for president.

Theodore A. Gebhard worked with Ted Cruz “as a colleague at the Federal Trade Commission from-2001 until he left the commission to return to Texas in 2003.”

Gebhard writes in part:

In this capacity, I was able to observe Ted’s professional skills, his personal characteristics, and, significantly, his commitment to constitutionalism, the rule of law, and free-market economics. These personal observations impel me to conclude not only that Ted possesses the qualifications to be president in terms of intellect, temperament, and knowledge of the issues facing the country; but even more importantly, that he is uniquely the right person to lead America at this time in its history.

As a tribute to his intellect Gebhard noted that although Cruz has no experience in the antitrust field, he “made himself into a superb antitrust lawyer and policy thinker.” Gebhard writes:

“Observing this feat at first hand left me in awe of Ted’s superior intellect. He is surely one of smartest persons I have ever known.”

Gebhard goes much deeper into his experience with Cruz, and ultimately observes:

“…it is clear that Ted Cruz is superior to all other candidates respecting his understanding of and commitment to America’s founding constitutional order, including federalism, the separation of powers, and the protection of individual liberty against government coercion.”

Read the entire article here:

http://bwcentral.org/2016/01/the-real-ted-cruz/