04/19/17

Samuel L. Jackson Betrayed Blacks Again in Georgia

By: Lloyd Marcus

Award winning black actor and civil rights activist Samuel L. Jackson cut a radio ad for the congressional special election in Georgia. Jackson urged Georgia voters to vote democrat to stop racist and sexist Trump. http://bit.ly/2pJHfSy

Folks, as an American who happens to be black, I respectfully report that Mr Jackson has a history of delusional thinking in regards to race relations in America. Over the years, Jackson has repeatedly excoriated Americans. Recently, Jackson accused America of being “full of white supremacists” who elected a “white supremacist president.” http://bit.ly/2oinzVG

Everything out of this so-called civil rights activist’s mouth is counter productive to real black empowerment.

I challenge you to name a blockbuster Hollywood movie which does not feature Samuel L. Jackson. Okay, that statement may be a bit over the top, but you get my point. This guy is an awesome actor. His work ethic is legendary. Rather than trashing the millions of white movie goers who purchase tickets to see him, shouldn’t Jackson be focused on encouraging blacks to follow his lead?

What gets me about so many of these mega-wealthy and mega successful blacks is they never say “do what I did to become successful”; work hard, make responsible choices and strive for excellence. No, instead, these rich blacks betray their people by advocating the Democrats’ keep-them-on-our-plantation formula. These powerful black mouthpieces for the Leftist agenda tell blacks, “Y’all should demand more government assistance checks and democrats mandating lower standards for blacks.” Every Democrat so-called black empowerment program subliminally sends blacks the message that they are short-bus-to-school Americans. Leftists are peerless in their bigotry of lowered expectations in regards to black Americans.

This is why as a black conservative, I remain frustrated that Republicans are branded racist. In reality, Democrats are the true racists. My GOP brothers and sisters have never talked down to me or inferred that standards needed to be lowered to give me a fair shot.

That is all my 90 year-old black dad asked for back in 1952, a fair shot at becoming a Baltimore City firefighter. Despite horrific racist working conditions, dad won “Firefighter of the Year” two times without a single standard lowered for him. That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout! http://bit.ly/2pajirD

By sticking his nose into the Georgia congressional election as a Democrat hack operative, Mr. Jackson is selling-out his people again; helping to falsely brand Trump a racist. Have you checked the numbers Mr. Jackson? Blacks suffered big time under 8 years of Obama; epidemic unemployment; socially and economically going backwards. http://bit.ly/1VJG0jM

Trump will be far better for blacks than Obama. http://bit.ly/2eSpXhS Mr. Jackson, I pray that you will get your head together. Please stop being a puppet, continuing Democrats’ decades of deceiving and exploiting blacks to keep them voting Democrat.

Mr. Jackson, please start proclaiming the truth to black youths, “Do what I did and you can have what I have.” Samuel L. Jackson’s net worth is approximately $165 million.

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American
Author: “Confessions of a Black Conservative: How the Left has shattered the dreams of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Black America.”
Singer/Songwriter and Conservative Activist

04/19/17

Change Is The Only Constant

By: Kent Engelke | Capitol Securities

US equities retraced Monday’s light volume advance, an advance I believe was the result of algorithmic or technology based trading. The reason for yesterday’s decline… a mega-sized financial missed profit expectation, a surprise call for an election in Britain to further strengthen Brexit, France’s election on Sunday where the populist and nationalist Le Penn is expected to be one of the two victors leading into the final voting in May and North Korea.

Treasuries continued to rally and are now around mid-November levels.

As written last week, the entire “Trump Trade” has been reversed with mega-capitalized growth issues out-performing. Value and the small caps are performing poorly as the immediate chances of Trump’s pro-growth agenda being passed are slim.

About two months ago, I commented that change will not occur immediately and any type of delay would be met with selling.

I believe the economy/the markets are at a major inflection point. An appropriate response would be no duh! Economic nationalism is gaining further momentum. Brinkmanship and saber rattling is at levels not experienced in almost 30 years.

The Financial Times quoting Bank of America/Merrill Lynch states interest rates are at 5,000 year lows. Moreover, BAML writes fiscal stimulus in the G-7 countries is at a 70-year low, further stating stock valuations are lofty but bank valuations are at 75-year lows, a huge disconnect. The amount of wealth concentrated in a handful of names is exponential.

But a transition to what? First quarter growth is now expected to be under a 1.5% handle, the result of the lack of pro-growth initiatives such as tax and regulatory reform. I believe such is already reflected in the small and value companies for such are the most sensitive to anemic domestic growth.

Most are extrapolating the last eight years, the last 25 years into perpetuity. The world is different today than yesterday. I reiterate because of hope lost in the global administrative state, economic nationalism will continue to evolve into the dominant economic philosophy and the domestic issues, rather than the global leviathans, will consistently outperform. Growth will exceed expectations as part of Trump’s agenda becomes legislated.

Radical thought? Maybe not, if change is the only constant.

Last night the foreign markets were mixed. London was down 0.24%, Paris was up 0.27% and Frankfurt was up 0.19%. China was down 0.81%, Japan was up 0.07% and Hang Sang was down 0.41%.

The Dow should open moderately higher as European data was stronger than expected. The 10-year is off 11/32 to yield 2.21%.

04/19/17

We lost a good friend on Sunday

By: James Simpson | American Thinker

Those of us who have been in the conservative movement for a while know it to be a movement of extraordinary people. Many have given years, decades of their lives, fighting on for no other reason that it is the right thing to do — even when spirits are low and resources are slim or nonexistent. I have been honored to personally know some of these people and we lost one of the really good ones, unfortunately but fittingly, this past Easter Sunday.

Susan Fries Falknor, activist, editor, published poet, committed Christian, and wife of fellow commentator, Richard Falknor, passed on following a brief illness. Although I know she is in a better place, it never diminishes the sense of loss. She will be sorely missed.

I came to know both Rich and Susan through their leadership of the Maryland Center Right Coalition, which brought a small, very lucky group of Marylanders together for  regular presentations by state and local luminaries as well as nationally known conservatives. We enjoyed freewheeling discussions on issues of the day with these people. The meetings went for hours and we were always reluctant to leave.

Today I count Rich and Susan among my good friends. Rich worked on Capitol Hill for many years and his learned perspective is always apparent in his blog posts at Blue Ridge Forum, an excellent site you should get to know. In her typically quiet, unassuming way, Susan worked in the background, editing and otherwise polishing Rich’s great work.

A writer in her own right, Susan served as a researcher and editor at the American Enterprise Institute, the Urban Institute, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, the Population Reference Bureau and others. She was also president of Friends of Bluemont, an organization dedicated to preservation of this historic Virginia town formerly known as Snickersville.

Susan was usually quiet, working in the background, while Rich took the lead in articulating their views and concerns on issues of the day. But perhaps because she was usually quiet, her strong encouragements to me always had a profound effect.

While readers of this site may not have heard of her, she had a similar impact on others she met. Gates of Vienna writes:

Susan was a behind-the-scenes worker on behalf of liberty in America, so she didn’t boast: you had to know what questions to ask. [She] certainly picked a beautiful feast day on which to take leave of this world. I’m in awe of her choice, but a little envious if truth be told. I hope her going was easy, at least for her. It never is for those who are left behind — and Susan’s goodbyes must have been numerous indeed.

Michael Giere of the Bull Elephant writes:

The world of words and the world of conservative activism is now less for her passing, yet richer for her time with us.

William Shakespeare was a man who knew something about a good turn of phrase, so I send my friend away with his words;

I count myself in nothing else so happy as in a soul remembering my good friends.

To my friend Rich, I join him in his mourning. To Susan I say Godspeed and God Bless you! And I am sure she is now hearing our Lord tell her: “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

For those able, there will be a service for Susan this Saturday at 10 am Eastern at the Bluemont United Methodist Church, 33843 Snickersville Turnpike, Bluemont, Virginia.

04/19/17

Liberal Christians Join Anti-Trump Resistance

By: Cliff Kincaid | Accuracy in Media

As my colleague Roger Aronoff reports, the media are livid that President Donald Trump is dismantling former President Barack Obama’s “climate change” legacy of deindustrialization and federal government control of energy resources. Meanwhile, factions of the U.S. Catholic Church and some Protestants are brainwashing church members into accepting the non-Christian idea that religious faith involves a belief in an Earth Spirit.

A so-called “Little White Book” was handed out in a number of American Catholic churches on April 16, supposedly to offer reflections based on the Resurrection narrative of the Gospel of Mark. Instead, the book included a number of Marxist sermonettes, such as that the “seven social sins” include “polluting the environment; contributing to widening the divide between rich and poor; excessive wealth; and creating poverty.”

Inside the booklet, Catholics were also told to celebrate “Earth Day” on April 22, practice the “Small is Beautiful” philosophy, and take their cues from Native Americans who “believe in the Great Spirit.”

The “Little White Book,” a publication of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan, is one in a series of booklets, with three million currently in circulation.

The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw created the original “Little Black Book” on the Lenten season, followed by the “Little White Book.” The series is the brainchild of notorious liberal and “gay-friendly” Bishop Kenneth E. Untener.

Exact figures were not available on how many “Little White Books” were distributed in Catholic churches on April 16. But it appears that the church is moving toward the idea of an “Environmental Sabbath,” long popularized by the United Nations. A brochure about the project encouraged children to hold hands around a tree and meditate.

The “Little White Book” highlights the importance of the environmental encyclical “Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home,” released by the Vatican under the name of Pope Francis and demanding that “technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels—especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas—needs to be progressively replaced without delay.”

The “Little White Book” also promotes the work of Fr. Thomas Berry, a New Age figure described as “a major figure in the environmental movement.”

Berry called himself a “geologian,” rather than theologian, and was president of the American Teilhard Association, named after the mystical Jesuit philosopher Teilhard de Chardin. Berry’s books included Evening Thoughts: Reflecting on Earth as Sacred Community, and he is buried at Green Mountain Monastery in Greensboro, Vermont.

Another group, the Catholic Climate Covenant, has denounced President Trump’s “Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.” It claims 16 national Catholic partners:

  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: Migration and Refugee Services
  • Catholic Charities USA
  • Catholic Relief Services
  • Catholic Health Association of the United States
  • Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach
  • Conference of Major Superiors of Men
  • Carmelite NGO
  • Catholic Rural Life
  • Franciscan Action Network
  • Global Catholic Climate Movement
  • Holy Name Province, OFM
  • National Council of Catholic Women
  • Leadership Conference of Women Religious
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

But Catholics are not alone in being targeted for action in favor of “climate justice.”

A group called Young Evangelicals for Climate Action has accused President Trump of issuing an executive order that reflects concern for the interests of “energy elites over vulnerable people.” The group even advocates a “climate prayer” for those “being impacted by climate disruption,” whatever that means.

At a background briefing on Trump’s executive order, a senior official explained that “This policy is in keeping with President Trump’s desire to make the United States energy independent.  He believes that we can serve the twin goals of protecting the environment and providing clean air and clean water, getting the EPA back to its core mission, while at the same time, again, moving forward on energy production in the United States. The United States is the largest producer of oil and natural gas in the world. We have plenty deposits of coal. We want to look at nuclear, renewables, all of it.  And again, we can do both to serve the environment and increase energy at the same time.”

The Heartland Institute cautions that environmentalists and global warming alarmists will use the upcoming Earth Day to further their agenda by promoting “unsubstantiated claims about looming climate disasters—which the mainstream media promotes as absolute truth without researching and examining the mounds of data that prove otherwise.”

In honor of Earth Day, the group is offering some of its environment and energy publications in a special “Earth Day Bundle” at 22 percent off list price.


Cliff Kincaid is the Director of the AIM Center for Investigative Journalism and can be contacted at [email protected] View the complete archives from Cliff Kincaid.

04/19/17

So it’s Karen Handel (R) vs. Jon Ossoff (D-poser) in #GA06 June 20

By: Arlen Williams | Gulag Bound

Karen handling the phone

(Georgia, Congressional District 6)  The Marxstream media and other Democratic Party operatives are nervously playing up this special congressional election, the open primary of which closed this April 18. Why? Because it’s there, the election that’s going on. And they’re going to lose in June 20’s 1:1 runoff match. That is, unless some great set of blunders occur.

The fact that Donald Trump won this district by only about one-percent is not a liability; it is of benefit. First, Trump’s result lowered expectations. Second, this district is, relatively speaking, conservative-sensible. This is basically Newt Gingrich’s old constituency. Many here will be interested in electing a Republican, not necessarily to endorse Trump, but to try to temper him and keep him in check!  For instance, classic Georgia-6 voters, like so many conservatives, are happy that a new and improved Obamacare replacement is being negotiated, instead of Trump-Ryan-and-ironically-Price-care. (The reason for the special election is that their Rep. Tom Price, a licensed physician, is now Director of Health and Human Services.)

Democrat Jon Ossoff has just delivered a cardboard cut-out, white boy impression of Barack Obama in his primary night speech. Work on the inflections and hesitations, Jon. He’s being billed as a young outsider by the deceits of the Dems. Actually, he’s a calculating, seasoned, political animal and nothing very special to present for the attempt to depose a hard-R seat in the House.

But, what about Karen Handel? Is she the real thing, or a RINO? She’s as conventionally solid as nearly any  Republican can be and with a nice Southern “populist” twist. Just the kind of Republican to complement The Donald. Here’s some quick and dirty evidence for the clicking.

So my suggestion

Let the Democrats continue to play this election up. Play it up, right back! We’re living and breathing heartily in the time of The Popcorn Presidency, so grab a bowl, sit back and tweet up some Georgia-6 fun, along with @realDonaldTrump, the #MAGA legions, the Tea Party, pro-lifers, a few Kekistanis, whatever they are, on and on. As the man says, this is about… WINNING… for our personal and national sovereignty, and our natural rights (whether Manhattan Man knows what that’s about or not)!