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July 26, 2016 in Off Topic Chit-Chat
they are coming to a neighborhood near you ... don't think you are protected ... you're not ...
the right of association must come back to this country ...
THE PRESIDENT APPEASES PUTIN. On Tuesday came word that President Joe Biden will waive sanctions on a major player in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which U.S. officials have long seen as a Russian threat to U.S. and European security. The pipeline, which is nearly completed, would transport natural gas from Russia to Germany. In the process, it would make both Germany and the rest of Europe -- and the NATO alliance -- vulnerable to the strategic desires of Russia and its leader, Vladimir Putin. Not surprisingly, the pipeline is a top-priority project for Putin.
President Donald Trump was a leading force in supporting sanctions against the companies and individuals involved in the pipeline. But now, Biden plans to ease sanctions on Nord Stream 2 AG, the company that is running the project, and its top official, Matthias Warnig. And here's the odd thing: "The State Department will...acknowledge that the corporate entity in charge of the project (Nord Stream 2 AG) and its CEO, (Putin crony and former East German intelligence officer Matthias Warnig) are engaged in sanctionable activities," writes Axios' Jonathan Swan, who broke the story. "However, the State Department will waive the applications of those sanctions, citing U.S. national interests."
What are those national interests? Swan reports that the Biden administration "is not willing to rupture its relationship with Germany" over the pipeline, which the administration insists it is still determined to stop.
Both Republicans and Democrats in Congress oppose the pipeline and support sanctions related to it. But for Republicans especially, after listening to Democrats accuse President Trump of appeasing Putin, the administration's decision is particularly galling. And add to that their unhappiness with Biden shutting down the Keystone XL pipeline project in the U.S.
"Joe Biden's policy is to stop American pipelines and build Russian pipelines," Republican Senator Tom Cotton said in a text exchange Wednesday morning. "After four years of pretending to be Jack Ryan for crass political reasons, the Democrats have reverted to their old ways of appeasing Russia." Cotton and his GOP colleagues well remember Democrats blasting Trump as soft on Russia and bragging they would be tough on Putin if a Democrat were in the White House.
From a statement by Republican Senator Ben Sasse: "Two months ago, President Biden called Putin a 'killer,' but today he's planning to give Putin, his regime, and his cronies massive strategic leverage in Europe. You can't pretend to be a Russia hawk but then just roll over. It's wrong to roll back a tool that hurts the completion of a core Putin pet project to weaken NATO."
"Stunning," tweeted GOP Senator Ted Cruz. "In defiance of U.S. law, Biden is actively helping Putin build his pipeline. Objectively speaking, the Biden administration is shaping up to be the most pro-Russia administration of the modern era."
One last thing: Republicans cannot help but think, What if Trump did this? How many Democrats, and how many of their allies in the press, would be calling the president Putin's patsy and coming up with elaborate theories of how Trump might somehow be beholden to the Russian strongman? "This story would be a five-alarm fire if it happened in the Trump administration," tweeted National Review's Rich Lowry.
Indeed, it would. But with Trump out of office, for Democrats, the political utility of screaming Russia Russia Russia is gone. Even if the president really is appeasing Putin.
Open Letter from Retired Generals and Admirals
Our Nation is in deep peril. We are in a fight for our survival as a Constitutional Republic like no other
time since our founding in 1776. The conflict is between supporters of Socialism and Marxism vs.
supporters of Constitutional freedom and liberty.
During the 2020 election an “Open Letter from Senior Military Leaders” was signed by 317 retired
Generals and Admirals and, it said the 2020 election could be the most important election since our
country was founded. “With the Democrat Party welcoming Socialists and Marxists, our historic way of
life is at stake.” Unfortunately, that statement’s truth was quickly revealed, beginning with the election
Without fair and honest elections that accurately reflect the “will of the people” our Constitutional
Republic is lost. Election integrity demands insuring there is one legal vote cast and counted per
citizen. Legal votes are identified by State Legislature’s approved controls using government IDs,
verified signatures, etc. Today, many are calling such commonsense controls “racist” in an attempt to
avoid having fair and honest elections. Using racial terms to suppress proof of eligibility is itself a
tyrannical intimidation tactic. Additionally, the “Rule of Law” must be enforced in our election
processes to ensure integrity. The FBI and Supreme Court must act swiftly when election irregularities
are surfaced and not ignore them as was done in 2020. Finally, H.R.1 & S.1, (if passed), would destroy
election fairness and allow Democrats to forever remain in power violating our Constitution and
ending our Representative Republic.
Aside from the election, the Current Administration has launched a full-blown assault on our
Constitutional rights in a dictatorial manner, bypassing the Congress, with more than 50 Executive
Orders quickly signed, many reversing the previous Administration’s effective policies and regulations.
Moreover, population control actions such as excessive lockdowns, school and business closures, and
most alarming, censorship of written and verbal expression are all direct assaults on our fundamental
Rights. We must support and hold accountable politicians who will act to counter Socialism, Marxism
and Progressivism, support our Constitutional Republic, and insist on fiscally responsible governing
while focusing on all Americans, especially the middle class, not special interest or extremist groups
which are used to divide us into warring factions.
Additional National Security Issues and Actions:
• Open borders jeopardize national security by increasing human trafficking, drug cartels, terrorists
entry, health/CV19 dangers, and humanitarian crises. Illegals are flooding our Country bringing high
economic costs, crime, lowering wages, and illegal voting in some states. We must reestablish border
controls and continue building the wall while supporting our dedicated border control personnel.
Sovereign nations must have controlled borders.
• China is the greatest external threat to America. Establishing cooperative relations with the Chinese
Communist Party emboldens them to continue progress toward world domination, militarily,
economically, politically and technologically. We must impose more sanctions and restrictions to
impede their world domination goal and protect America’s interests.
• The free flow of information is critical to the security of our Republic, as illustrated by freedom of
speech and the press being in the 1st Amendment of our Constitution. Censoring speech and
expression, distorting speech, spreading disinformation by government officials, private entities, and
the media is a method to suppress the free flow of information, a tyrannical technique used in closed
societies. We must counter this on all fronts beginning with removing Section 230 protection from
• Re-engaging in the flawed Iran Nuclear Deal would result in Iran acquiring nuclear weapons along
with the means to deliver them, thereby upsetting Mideast peace initiatives and aiding a terrorist
nation whose slogans and goals include “death to America” and “death to Israel” . We must resist the
new China/Iran agreement and not support the Iran Nuclear Deal. In addition, continue with the
Mideast peace initiatives, the “Abraham Accords,” and support for Israel.
• Stopping the Keystone Pipeline eliminates our recently established energy independence and causes
us to be energy dependent on nations not friendly to us, while eliminating valuable US jobs. We must
open the Keystone Pipeline and regain our energy independence for national security and economic
• Using the U.S. military as political pawns with thousands of troops deployed around the U.S. Capitol
Building, patrolling fences guarding against a non-existent threat, along with forcing Politically
Correct policies like the divisive critical race theory into the military at the expense of the War
Fighting Mission, seriously degrades readiness to fight and win our Nation’s wars, creating a major
national security issue. We must support our Military and Vets; focus on war fighting, eliminate the
corrosive infusion of Political Correctness into our military which damages morale and war fighting
• The “Rule of Law” is fundamental to our Republic and security. Anarchy as seen in certain cities
cannot be tolerated. We must support our law enforcement personnel and insist that DAs, our
courts, and the DOJ enforce the law equally, fairly, and consistently toward all.
• The mental and physical condition of the Commander in Chief cannot be ignored. He must be able to
quickly make accurate national security decisions involving life and limb anywhere, day or night.
Recent Democrat leadership’s inquiries about nuclear code procedures sends a dangerous national
security signal to nuclear armed adversaries, raising the question about who is in charge. We must
always have an unquestionable chain of command.
Under a Democrat Congress and the Current Administration, our Country has taken a hard left turn
toward Socialism and a Marxist form of tyrannical government which must be countered now by
electing congressional and presidential candidates who will always act to defend our Constitutional
Republic. The survival of our Nation and its cherished freedoms, liberty, and historic values are at
We urge all citizens to get involved now at the local, state and/or national level to elect political
representatives who will act to Save America, our Constitutional Republic, and hold those currently in
office accountable. The “will of the people” must be heard and followed.
RADM Ernest B. Acklin, USCG, ret.
MG Joseph T. Anderson, USMC, ret.
RADM Philip Anselmo, USN, ret.
MG Joseph Arbuckle, USA, ret.
BG John Arick, USMC, ret.
RADM Jon W. Bayless, Jr. USN, ret.
RDML James Best, USN, ret.
BG Charles Bishop, USAF, ret.
BG William A. Bloomer, USMC, ret.
BG Donald Bolduc, USA, ret.
LTG William G. Boykin, USA, ret.
MG Edward R. Bracken, USAF, ret.
MG Patrick H. Brady, MOH, USA, ret.
VADM Edward S. Briggs, USN, ret.
LTG Richard “Tex’ Brown III USAF, ret.
BG Frank Bruno, USAF, ret.
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RADM John T. Byrd, USN, ret.
BG Jimmy Cash, USAF, ret.
LTG Dennis D. Cavin, USA, ret.
LTG James E. Chambers, USAF, ret.
MG Carroll D. Childers, USA, ret.
BG Clifton C. “Tip” Clark, USAF, ret.
VADM Ed Clexton, USN, ret.
MG Jay Closner, USAF, ret
VADM John G. Cotton, USN (ret)
MG Tommy F. Crawford, USAF, ret.
MG Robert E. Dempsey, USAF, ret.
BG Phillip Drew, USAF, ret.
MG Neil L. Eddins, USAF, ret.
RADM Ernest Elliot, USN, ret.
BG Jerome V. Foust, USA, ret.
BG Jimmy E. Fowler, USA, ret.
RADM J. Cameron Fraser, USN, ret.
MG John T. Furlow, USA, ret.
MG Timothy F. Ghormley, USMC, ret.
MG Francis C. Gideon, USAF, ret.
MG William A. Gorton, USAF, ret.
MG Lee V. Greer, USAF, ret.
RDML Michael R. Groothousen, Sr., USN, ret.
BG John Grueser, USAF, ret. MG Kent H. Hillhouse, USA (ret)
MG Ken Hagemann, USAF, ret.
BG Norman Ham, USAF, ret.
VADM William Hancock, USN, ret.
LTG Henry J. Hatch, USA, ret.
MG Harald G. Hermes, USAF (ret)
BG James M. Hesson, USA, ret.
MG Bill Hobgood, USA, ret.
BG Stanislaus J. Hoey, USA, ret.
MG Bob Hollingsworth, USMC, ret.
MG Jerry D. Holmes, USAF, ret.
MG Clinton V. Horn, USAF, ret.
MG James P. Hunt, USAF, (ret)
LTG Joseph E. Hurd, USAF, ret.
VADM Paul Ilg, USN, ret.
MG T. Irby, USA, ret.
LTG Ronald Iverson, USAF, ret.
RADM (L) Grady L. Jackson
MG William K. James, USAF, ret.
LTG James H. Johnson, Jr. USA, ret.
ADM. Jerome L. Johnson, USN, ret.
BG Charles Jones, USAF, ret.
BG Robert R. Jordan, USA, ret.
RADML Herbert C. Kaler, USN, ret
BG Jack H. Kotter, USA, ret.
MG Anthony R. Kropp, USA, ret
BG Charles Kruse, ARNG, ret..
RADM Chuck Kubic, USN, ret.
BG Jerry L. Laws, USA, ret.
BG Douglas E. Lee, USA, ret.
MG Vernon B. Lewis, USA, ret.
MG Thomas G. Lightner, USA, ret.
MG James E. Livingston, USMC, ret. MOH
MG John D. Logeman, USAF, ret.
MG Jarvis Lynch, USMC, ret.
LTG Fred McCorkle, USMC, ret.
MG Don McGregor, USAF, ret.
LTG Thomas McInerney, USAF, ret.
RADM John H. McKinley, USN, ret.
BG Michael P. McRaney, USAF, ret.
BG Ronald S. Mangum, USA, ret.
BG James M. Mead, USMC, ret.
BG Joe Mensching, USAF, ret.
RADM W. F. Merlin, USCG, ret.
RADM (L) Mark Milliken, USN, ret.
MG John F. Miller, USAF, ret.
RADM Ralph M. Mitchell, Jr. USN, ret.
MG Paul Mock, USA. ret.
BG Daniel I. Montgomery, USA, ret.,RADM John A. Moriarty, USN, ret.,
RADM David R. Morris, USN, ret.
MG James H. Mukoyama, Jr. USA, ret
RADM Bill Newman, USN, ret.
BG Joe Oder, USA, ret.
MG O’Mara, USAF, ret.
MG Joe S. Owens, USA, ret.
VADM Jimmy Pappas, USN, ret.
LTG Garry L. Parks, USMC, ret.
RADM Russ Penniman, RADM, USN, ret.
RADM Leonard F. Picotte, ret.
VADM John Poindexter, USN, ret.
RADM Ronald Polant, USCG, ret.
MG Greg Power, USAF, ret.
RDM Brian Prindle, USN, ret.
RADM J.J. Quinn, USN, ret.
LTG Clifford H. Rees, Jr. USAF, ret.
RADM William J. Ryan, USN (ret)
RADM Norman T. Saunders, USCG, ret.
MG Richard V. Secord, USAF, ret.
RADM William R. Schmidt, USN, ret.
LTG Hubert Smith, USA, ret.
MG James N. Stewart, USAF, ret.
RADM Thomas Stone, USN., ret.
BG Joseph S. Stringham, USA, ret.
MG Michael Sullivan, USMC, ret.
RADM (U) Jeremy Taylor, USN, ret.
LTG David Teal, USAF, ret.
VADM Howard B. Thorsen, USCG, ret.
RADM Robert P. Tiernan, USN, ret.
LTG Garry Trexler, USAF, ret.
BG James T. Turlington, M.D., USAF, ret.
BG Richard J. Valente, USA ret.
MG Paul Vallely, USA, ret.
MG Russell L. Violett, USAF, ret.
BG George H. Walker, Jr. USAR Corp of Engineers, ret.
MG Kenneth Weir, USMCR, ret.
BG William O. Welch, USAF, ret.
MG John M. White, USAF, ret.
MG Geoffrey P. Wiedeman, JR. USAF, ret.
MG Richard O. Wightman, Jr., USA, ret.
RADM Denny Wisely, USN, ret.
RADM Ray Cowden Witter, USN, ret
LTG John Woodward, ret.
“Thomas Jefferson once said that all men are created equal (...). There is a tendency (...) for certain people to use this phrase out of context, to satisfy all conditions. The most ridiculous example I can think of is that the people who run public education promote the stupid and idle along with the industrious-because all men are created equal, educators will gravely tell you, the children left behind suffer terrible feelings of inferiority. We know all men are not created equal in the sense some people would have us believe-some people are smarter than others, some people have more opportunity because they're born with it, some men make more money than others, some ladies make better cakes than others-some people are born gifted beyond the normal scope of most men.”
― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.
Proverbs 18:21 (NIV)
Crime is up, especially violent crime, in Democrat-run cities where the defund police movement found a receptive audience in government.
President Joe Biden met with his son Hunter's Russian, Ukrainian and Kazakhstani business associates while he was vice president in 2015, emails obtained from Hunter's laptop show.
Dr. Anthony Fauci was absolutely adamant that the National Institutes of Health has never funded dangerous research on bat viruses in the Chinese lab suspected of being the source of the COVID-19 pandemic, when he was questioned by Republican Sen. Rand Paul two weeks ago.
A DEN OF THIEVES AND LIARS ...
RINO LOSER ...
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