05/19/19

Update On My Husband’s Cancer Treatment – 05/19/19

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Garry’s white blood cells finally bounced back some and then dropped again. His red blood cells were at 8.1 last week which triggered another transfusion. Two days after that on Friday he was at 7.8. The doctor wants to know where the blood is going and another transfusion of two units of blood should occur tomorrow. We have also increased his pain killers.

The cancer doc has stopped Garry’s chemo treatments for now. He’s completed two out of five but they are just too harsh on him. He would up in a wheelchair and is now mostly bedridden and I am taking care of him. His pain levels in the bathroom are off the charts but when he is lying down the pain mostly goes away.

The doc says we have to get the pain under control and after looking Garry over they think he has a wound rectally. They have to heal that because he could get a massive infection from it. So, not only will Garry see a wound specialist this week, he will meet with his surgeon.

Surgery will happen either this week or next week and Garry will be in the hospital three or four days at least. After the tumor is removed and a bag is attached most of the pain should be gone and he can heal and continue with treatments. He still has to have a cyberknife surgery on his lung as well.

Garry is in good spirits and has a good appetite even though he has lost more than thirty pounds now. He’s joking, lucid and alert.

If you want to help Garry out, one of our daughters put up a GoFundMe page and we are just over two-thirds of the way to our goal. You can donate here. You can also donate on PayPal. My email there is [email protected] or you can use the link on the upper right side of this site to get there. If you would like to donate some other way, email me at [email protected] and I’ll send you instructions.

Prayers are always appreciated and please pass this along to others on social media. As you know, I was banned on Facebook for being the editor of Right Wing News so I can’t post this there. It would be greatly appreciated.

Although Garry’s journey through this has been rough, we wholeheartedly believe he will get through it. Thank you to all of you for your prayers and donations. The GoFundMe account is not at $4729 of the $6000 we need to raise.

05/19/19

The State Dept: A Perfect Example of the Bureaucratic Deep State

By: Frank Salvato

If you still think that electing this person or that will change the direction – or even save – the country, then you really don’t understand the Deep State, a.k.a. “The Swamp”. A perfect example comes in e US State Department and its embedded career political operatives.

Susan Thornton was an Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State under President Trump. She was charged with crafting East Asia policy and did so during crises with North Korea, escalating the President’s enacting of trade sanctions and tariffs with China. By the fact that she held this position, she served at the President’s pleasure and should have held a jealous fidelity to President Trump’s policy mindset. After all, The President presides over the State Department.

But was obviously not the case.

Thornton, now retired from the Federal government – who plans to retire to a 480-acre farm in Lisbon, Maine (evidently public service pays quite well), recently told a gathering at the National Committee of US-China relations:

“I tell all our foreign counterparts they should keep steady, keep their heads down and wait. [They should] try to not let anything change dramatically…If this skeptical attitude towards talking diplomacy continues in [the Trump] administration, you might have to wait till another administration.”

It can’t be denied by any thinking individual that this wasn’t Thornton’s mindset throughout her tenure with the Trump administration. And if you think that she is the only one at Foggy Bottom that has allegiances to the Progressive-Fascist one-world mindset held by Democrat Secretaries of State – including Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and Madeleine Albright – then you are smoking something legal in Colorado.

If the US Federal government is ever to a government that represents and serves the people, rather than special interest political interests, then we have to seriously start to cull the political operatives in the agencies and departments; the career appointees; the bureaucrats; The Swamp.

Frank Salvato is a partner at TRR Consulting Group, LLC, a reputation management and organizational strategies group. He serves as managing editor of The New Media Journal. His writing has been recognized by the US House International Relations Committee and the Japan Center for Conflict Prevention. His analysis has been published by The American Enterprise Institute, The Washington Times, and Accuracy in Media, and is syndicated nationally. Mr. Salvato has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor on FOX News Channel and is the author of six books examining internal and external threats facing our country. He can be heard twice weekly on “The Captain’s America: Third Watch” radio program syndicated nationally on the Salem Broadcasting Network and is a host on The Underground Podcast Network.

05/19/19

Just some stairs in a movie

By: T F Stern | Self-Educated American

This morning I was watching an old black and white movie, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, about a prizefighter, Joe Pendleton, attempting to fulfill his destiny as World Champion when he’s “mistakenly taken to Heaven before his time, and then is given a second chance back on Earth”; but that’s not what I wanted to write about.

No; but this movie had a scene set in the Farnsworth Mansion with his boxing trainer, Max “Pop” Corkle, leaving via a fancy entrance foyer with a set of marble stairs. In the movie, Joe Pendleton was temporarily ‘inhabiting’ Bruce Farnsworth’s body, getting it “in the pink” so he could continue toward becoming the World Champ in boxing; but Farnsworth got murdered which meant Joe Pendleton would have to ‘inhabit’ some other body to complete his destiny.  As mentioned, this isn’t what I wanted to write about; but some details are necessary to get there.

The marble stairs leading to the front door stirred a memory.  My mind was seeing two sets of stairs; the one in the movie and yet another, the image of a similar set of stairs from an old crime scene.  

I remember stepping over a dead man’s body from back when I was a rookie police officer dispatched to the scene of a real murder on Kirby Street in the fashionable River Oaks section of Houston.  As it turned out, that murder became quite a sensation as it involved high society.

“In 1972 (Sept. 24, 1972)  Dr. John Hill was ambushed and shot to death in his home. He was with his new wife, Connie, and his son, who were both left unharmed.”

“The story became a bestseller called Blood and Money by Thomas Thompson and later a TV movie called Murder in Texas, with Farrah Fawcett playing Joan Robinson.”

The senior police partner I rode with that evening assigned me to go to the house next door and stay with the young boy who had been taken in by neighbors upon hearing of the murder.  Just a guess on my part; but since I’d only been a police officer for about six months, he probably didn’t want me mucking up any evidence at the crime scene.

I really don’t remember much about the investigation that was taken over by the Homicide Division and eventually ended up in Criminal Court.  I do remember receiving a subpoena and going down to Records Division for a copy of the report to refresh my mind on details that I might need if I were asked to sit in the witness chair.

Turns out there was almost a book’s worth of printed police report the clerk handed me.  I really wasn’t a witness to much, if anything, that might indicate my need for being subpoenaed; but apparently, the District Attorney’s Office sent a subpoena to any officer whose name appeared in the original police report.

Watching an old movie did all that, just think what the mind is capable of remembering when it’s triggered by a simple image, a familiar fragrance or just about anything.  Isn’t life interesting…