Pentagon Breaks ‘Bombastic’ Military Record: “This Is A New War”

America has learned that we are either in a war to win it, or we should get out. There is no substitute for victory. Playing at war simply wastes money and  precious lives.

War is the most serious business in which a nation can engage. Clearly, we’ve drifted from the Founders’ views of taking precautions before engaging in warfare. As a result, we jump into them too easily. And they are seemingly interminable.

President Trump has inherited a number of ongoing wars. People prefer the word “conflict” to “war.” But that does not hide the fact that our armed forces are in combat in numerous hot spots.

What is encouraging are signs that the president intends to vigorously prosecute these wars to successful conclusions. And to do so, he allows the military to do what it does best: shatter records our country has never before seen!

Independent Journal Review:

“A U.S. Air Force B-52 dropped a record 24 guided munitions on Taliban forces in Afghanistan over the course of a 24-hour period, according to a U.S. Forces-Afghanistan statement.

“This record-setting operation was part of a larger operation to take out key sources of revenue and training facilities for the terrorist group.”

That’s one approach. Shut off your enemy’s source of money. In effect, bankrupt them so they no longer have the tools with which to fight.

If breaking records in dropping bombs advances that cause, so be it.

“‘The new strategy highlights that this is a new war,’ [Air Force Brig. Gen. Lance] Bunch said at a press conference. ‘And that the gloves are off, if you will, and that we’ve got now these authorities we need to be able to go and target the Taliban network.’

“‘And so that is our new strategy going forward and it’s definitely been a game-changer and the Taliban is definitely feeling it,’ he concluded.”

President Trump’s predecessors started these wars. Or at least they got the U.S. involved in ongoing wars. But they seemed to lack a defined point of victory when an end would be made.

Instead, one must assume that Mr. Obama had no idea what he was doing. Or, on the other hand, maybe he thought he could talk his way out of the wars with the same deceit he used to talk himself into the White House.

Fortunately, Mr. Obama and his misguided policies are no longer in effect. He has been replaced by a man who respects our military.

And who plans to win wars rather than prolong them. And shatter records along the way.

Source: Independent Journal Review

Obama Judge Charged With Mass Corruption. His Excuse Makes Barack Proud

When the jig is up, it’s a good idea to finally come clean and mitigate the damage.

Of course, not everyone follows that advice. Some take this crystal clear sign as a green light to weave even more webs of deceit – including this state judge that was appointed by former President Barack Obama.

Western Journal has the news.

Federal authorities arrested a Texas state judge after he allegedly accepted more than $6,000 in bribes for favorable rulings, the Department of Justice announced Monday.

Rodolfo “Rudy” Delgado, 64, presides over the 93rd District Court for the State of Texas.

An unnamed attorney with whom Delgado had frequent dealings allegedly bribed him on three separate occasions in exchange for “favorable judicial consideration,” the DOJ alleges.

The DOJ has clear evidence that Delgado was up to no good, including fat stacks of cash being directly handed to him in a bid to curry favor.

Hence, charges have been filed against him. Common sense suggests the DOJ wouldn’t be filing charges absent a relatively airtight case, but it appears that Delgado thinks there’s still some wiggle room to be found.

CHS contacted Delgado to meet in a restaurant in South Texas and brought an envelope full of federally provided cash, which Delgado accepted.

The FBI investigators then claimed Delgado tried to pass off the bribe as a campaign contribution, sending a text to CHS.

“Good evening. Please call me,” the text read.

“The campaign contribution needs to be by check. I need to return that to you so you can write a check.” “Sorry for the confusion, I thought you knew and I did not open the envelope till today.”

It’s been noted that the bulging envelope itself contained a stack of $100’s and $20’s, so investigators are a bit puzzled as to how Delgado could be confused as to its contents when he took possession of it.

But his lies are not surprising when you remember who appointed him in the first place. Obama had no qualms about lying through his teeth and coming up with excuses while he was in the Oval Office, why should one of his lackeys?

Delgado has posted bond for the time being, and we can be certain he’s busy crafting more tall tales to tell with his legal team

Few things in life are more off-putting than those in power wielding their influence for personal gain, so hats off to the DOJ for exposing Delgado for what he is.

Source: Western Journal

Hillary Scrambling As FBI Informant Dishes Out Dirt On Clinton Foundation

Democrats and their pals in the press have gone to extraordinary lengths to advance the nonsense narrative on alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia.

All the while, there’s been an earth-shattering example of actual collusion that has been completely swept under the carpet.

There have long been whispers about the seediness surrounding a certain Russia deal that bolstered the coffers of the Clinton family, but those whispers have now evolved into roars. As such, there’s simply no way the story can be ignored any longer.

The Hill has the scoop.

An FBI informant connected to the Uranium One controversy told three congressional committees in a written statement that Moscow routed millions of dollars to America with the expectation it would be used to benefit Bill Clinton‘s charitable efforts while Secretary of State Hillary Clinton quarterbacked a “reset” in US-Russian relations.

The informant, Douglas Campbell, said in the statement obtained by The Hill that he was told by Russian nuclear executives that Moscow had hired the American lobbying firm APCO Worldwide specifically because it was in position to influence the Obama administration, and more specifically Hillary Clinton.

Unsurprisingly, this bombshell revelation has been met with the sound of crickets from the mainstream press.

Can you imagine what would be going on right now if the name Clinton was replaced with Trump in the informant’s explosive statement?

All hell would be breaking loose as the revelation was being hailed as the nail in the coffin of the Trump presidency.

Campbell said Russian nuclear officials “told me at various times that they expected APCO to apply a portion of the $3 million annual lobbying fee it was receiving from the Russians to provide in-kind support for the Clinton’s Global Initiative,” he added in the testimony.  

“The contract called for four payments of $750,000 over twelve months. APCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the U.S.-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement. “

The Uranium One deal has stunk to high heaven ever since it first started coming to light, and the scent is becoming even more pungent in the wake of Campbell’s statement.

There needs to be a serious investigation into this once and for all, as there are far too many signs that Hillary Clinton ran the State Department on a pay to play basis.

A failure to do just that will even further damage the already tattered credibility of the swamp creatures in the nation’s capital.

Source: The Hill

Ben Carson Shares Bold Prediction For America If North Korea Dares To Strike

As the 2018 Winter Olympics get underway, there’s an unmistakable pall in the air due to the elephant in the room.

While tensions between the United States and North Korea are out of the headlines at the moment, that doesn’t mean that they have magically disappeared.

The situation remains akin to a powder keg that could ignite at any second.

So what would a worst case scenario look like?

Independent Journal Review passes along a theory from a key member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet, and it’s not pretty.

Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, told colleagues that he feared North Korea could take out the U.S. electrical grid, sending the nation into “complete lawlessness and anarchy” like in the horror film “The Purge,” sources told The Washington Post.

The Trump administration official made the comments at a Capitol Hill holiday party hosted by his former adviser and friend, Armstrong Williams, according to the Post, when he asked his acting chief of staff, Deana Bass, if she was familiar with how an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, would affect the North American power grid.

Carson is an intellectual type that’s not known for speaking out of turn.

When he offers up his take on a situation, there’s an extraordinary chance that he has spent a serious amount of time thinking through the possibilities.

As such, his theory on what a North Korean attack on US soil would look like is downright chilling.

“Did you know that if North Korea detonated a nuclear weapon into our exosphere, it could take out our entire electrical grid?” Carson reportedly asked Bass. “What’s that movie where there’s complete lawlessness and anarchy for one night a year? ‘The Purge’! It will be like ‘The Purge’ all the time.”

Tensions in the Korean Peninsula have worsened over the past year as North Korea has continued to grow its nuclear capabilities. In November, North Korea claimed it had developed a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could strike anywhere on the U.S. mainland. The regime also announced it would test another ICBM in the coming weeks, according to reportsfrom The Hill.

The rogue regime in North Korea appears to be on its best behavior as the world’s eyes shift to the Korean peninsula for the Olympic games.

While it would be lovely to assume that means that all is well as far as the threats from Kim Jong Un are concerned, it would be downright foolish to do so.

We’ll hold out hope that cooler heads will prevail in the long run, but it’s wise not to let those hopes lead to a false sense of security.

 

Source: Independent Journal Review

American Retail Giant Caves To Liberal Pressure, Releases New Islamic Product

In a world that increasingly bends over backward for the liberal agenda, it doesn’t come as a surprise that businesses will eventually start caving to their liberal viewpoints as well. But, that doesn’t mean that Americans with their heads screwed on straight have to put up with it.

That’s just what one hopes will happen when news spreads about a retail giant who has finally given in to the pressure from the left.

The Daily Wire reports on the story.

Retail giant Macy’s has leaped into the race to make Islam fashionable, announcing Wednesday that it will partner with the clothing brand Verona Collection, a “selection of modest, ready-to-wear pieces geared toward Muslim women,” according to USA Today.

Starting February 15, Macys.com will be offering dresses, tops, cardigans, pants and, last but not least, hijabs. Prices range from $12.95 to $84.95.

Yes, the Macy’s that puts on one of the greatest American traditions, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,  has sadly caved to the left. They are now eager to show that their clothing lines are ‘inclusive’ and supportive of Muslim women.

The clothing line comes on the heels of the fashion and modeling world catering to Islamic demographics by making the hijab — what women are forced to wear in Islamic countries — a fashion statement.

Nevermind that the hijab is a symbol of oppression in many Muslim majority countries, here in the western world it’s a fashion statement. Now Macy’s has just gotten behind that fashion statement one hundred percent.

And, even if one admits that this is America so Macy’s has the right to sell whatever kind of clothing they want, the question has to be asked, have they ever come out with a Jewish clothing line? Or how about an Amish clothing line or a Buddhist one?

No, it has never happened and it never will because Macy’s move to start a Muslim clothing line is pure virtue signaling. But if they think Americans aren’t smart enough to see what’s going on they have another thing coming.

Hopefully, they lose a lot of money on this liberal venture. Because, like I pointed out before, this is America, and we can all choose to shop elsewhere.

Source: Daily Wire

After McCain Demands Trump Investigation, A $112K Skeleton Falls Out Of His Closet

It would be nice if, in his waning years as a senator, Mr. McCain would join the Republican cause.

Note the phrase used was “Republican cause,” not the Republican Party. He’s already part of the latter, just not of the former.

All of which is a polite way of calling him a RINO – a Republican in Name Only. He has no loyalty to the conservative cause. So he is undependable at best. At his worst? He might as well be a Democrat.

Especially annoying is his petulant attitude toward President Trump. Is McCain so petty as to be jealous? Maybe. Or perhaps his ego is so inflated that he creates controversy and obstructs the president just to call attention to himself.

Whatever McCain’s problem, The Western Journal has reminded us of a scandal that McCain surely must wish to be forgotten.

McCain was one of the so-called ‘Keating Five,’ five U.S. senators accused of corruption in 1989.

Many won’t remember that, but Senator McCain benefited to the tune of $112,000.00 as a result of his part in these machinations. Here’s a brief history lesson.

Sens. Alan Cranston, Dennis DeConcini, John Glenn and Donald Riegle were the other four who tried to influence federal thrift regulators to back their political benefactor, Charles H. Keating Jr, according to The Arizona Republic.

McCain met Keating at a Navy League dinner where the two became friends, and Keating made sure to take care of his friend when McCain decided to run for office.

And they became more than just friends.

McCain received over $112,000 in political contributions from Keating, and the McCain family also vacationed at the Keating’s Bahamas retreat.

When the government was poised to seize Keating’s Lincoln Savings and Loan in 1987, Keating decided to cash in the debts of the five senators, The Arizona Republic reported.

Influence peddling is what the following is called. And it’s illegal.

Keating wanted the senators to get regulators to drop the case against Lincoln which claimed that the thrift was violating “direct investment” rules.

Lincoln Savings and Loan collapsed in the late 1980s and cost taxpayers $3.4 billion, according to The Arizona Republic.

After the scandal, McCain tried to save himself from the Senate Ethics Committee investigation.

It was clear during the 2016 election that Mr. McCain’s support for Donald Trump’s candidacy was phony. He actually preferred that Hillary win.

Mrs. Clinton and Mr. McCain do have quite a bit in common. Including both having been the targets of investigations into their corrupt political maneuvers.

The solution? Every time Mr. McCain conjures up another reason to attack the president, he and the public need to be reminded of the Keating Five.

Source: Western Journal

Feds Catch Billionaire Democrat Candidate With His Pants Down. He’s History

The mid-term election is already receiving closer attention than any other in history. For good reason. The Democrats will do everything in their power to steal the election from the voters.

Much like they do in every election, Liberals will use deceptive and dirty tricks to win. They did it again and again in 2016 when they tried to slam Donald Trump. They’ve done it since in special elections. The scary thing is, most often these tricks work.

But they might not have much of a chance in Illinois, as one of their major candidates for governor has been exposed. And it took the FBI a full decade to reign him in.

From Fox News:

A Democratic candidate for governor of Illinois is apologizing for racially insensitive comments captured on an FBI wiretap between him and then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

The billionaire businessman candidate, J.B. Pritzker, was heard suggesting Blagojevich appoint Secretary of State Jesse White to a Senate seat, calling him the “least offensive” African-American.

Pritzker, who’s considered the frontrunner in the March 20 primary, said Tuesday he regretted portions of the conversations recorded during a decade-old investigation of Blagojevich, who’s now imprisoned for convictions that included trying to trade an appointment to Barack Obama’s vacated Senate seat for campaign cash.

I guess Pritzker can kiss his political ambitions good-bye forever.

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, who’s seeking a second term, already has been running ads attacking Pritzker that feature wiretap audio the Chicago Tribune released last year. In those ads Pritzker and Blagojevich were heard discussing the Senate appointment and a possible state job appointment.

On the recording, Pritzker suggests Blagojevich appoint White rather than other African-Americans, including Jesse Jackson Jr. or Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett. He says doing so “covers you on the African-American thing.”

Over the years, the state of Illinois has been full of political scandals and rife with political corruption. There is a reason why the Obama administration was so horrific: Barack learned all his political tricks in Illinois!

This recording might be shocking, but it’s nothing new. Democrats are the party of slavery, racism, and bigotry. Their many programs aimed at “helping” black people and minorities are actually about keeping them under control. Welfare, government housing, food stamps, and all the rest is a way to control an entire population of people.

Without Democrats’ interference, black Americans would actually have a much better chance to succeed on their own.

Democrats exhibit shocking hatred toward black Americans. This recording is just another example of how they view an entire race of people simply as props. Meanwhile, honest conservatives actually trying to help black people are routinely branded as racist.

Perhaps this recording will open a few more eyes to the truth. Democrats don’t care about minorities. They only wish to exploit them.

Source: Fox News

NEWSReport: Social Security Plan To Delay Payments To Seniors Revealed

Social security is the only income many individuals rely on in retirement, and politicians are coming up with new plans to mess with it and delay my individuals’ payouts.

Politicians really are superb at finding projects to spend money on. It’s the easiest way to buy votes and power.

But these projects typically suffer from terrible deficiencies. Either they are short-sighted or they generate unintended consequences that negate any program benefit. And they almost always blow their budget.

None of that will stop them, though. The political benefits are too great. And they count on the electorate to not do much critical thinking about their proposals. This is a bipartisan problem. In infects both sides of the aisle.

The Washington Examiner shines some light on one just such a misguided proposal that could have terrible effects on our Social Security program and many drawing from it. And it comes from a surprising source:

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump are reportedly collaborating on a paid leave plan.

Though no official policy has been rolled out, Rubio supports a so-called “conservative” version of paid family leave: giving new parents the option to delay their Social Security payments and draw benefits while at home with a newborn.

This is a terribly absurd idea. And the author of the following piece in the Examiner nails it.

But this plan is not conservative at all. Instead, it expands an overburdened entitlement program that desperately needs to be reformed.

This is similar to the private practice of “taking money out of your house.” You know the loan companies’ shtick. Your house went up in value, so borrow that increase and spend it on whatever you want. Anything to shove the consequences off into the future.

Now Mr. Rubio would like to create a maternity leave program in the same way. In effect, participants would be “taking money out” of their Social Security benefits to help fund time off to care for a newborn.

But isn’t there talk already of “means testing” or delaying the retirement age in order to save Social Security from bankruptcy? Mr. Rubio proposes to add another burden to an over-burdened program.

Social Security as it exists already promotes irresponsible personal financial behavior. People figure that Social Security will take care of them so they don’t save. Want the numbers?

Harvard economist Martin Feldstein found in 1996 that each dollar of expected Social Security benefit reduces retirement savings by 60 cents. Social Security itself has disincentivized private savings, and its expansion into paid leave would only exacerbate this unfortunate trend.

Before we even pointed out that such proposals as Mr. Rubio’s will only encourage more recklessness, someone beat us to it.

For example, Rep. Tom Garrett, R-Va., recently proposed a plan that would allow individuals to delay retirement in exchange for some student loan forgiveness.

But Social Security was not created to pay for family leave or student debt forgiveness — it was created to eliminate poverty among the elderly, a goal it may not accomplish if the fund is constantly raided.

Perhaps it’s a temptation too great for our leaders to resist. Raid Social Security to fund new benefit programs so taxes need not be raised nor the deficit increased.

Mr. Rubio is wrong for the reasons explained. So is Mr. Garrett. They are both Republicans, but not to worry. There will be Democrats who will be ready with their own plans to use Social Security funds. Probably to benefit illegal aliens.

If this sort of thing is allowed, do not be surprised when the age for full Social Security benefits is raised to 80. That’s if the program still exists.

Source: Washington Examiner

California Judge Blocks State From Banning Your Essential Constitutional Right

Our Founding Fathers were pretty bright.

We can take comfort knowing that the principles laid out in the U.S. Constitution will ultimately win out. By focusing on checks and balances, the Founders knew that if one branch acts out of line and trampling on Americans’ rights, then another branch has the power to stop them.

Unfortunately, we still have to deal with nonsense and corruption from the Left, which has infected every branch of Government. Time, money and effort is wasted. But at least we know that truth will win out at the close of the day.

The Blaze reports on a big win for conservatives today:

A ruling in favor of a California baker who refused to design a wedding cake for a gay couple produced a potentially significant distinction that could impact future similar cases.

Kern County Judge David Lampe ruled that the state could not force Cathy Miller, owner of Tastries Bakery, to bake a cake that would go against her beliefs, according to Kern Golden Empire.

“For this court to force such compliance would do violence to the essentials of Free Speech guaranteed under the First Amendment,” the judge said in the ruling.

Miller attempted to help the same-sex couple and point them in another direction to have their wishes fulfilled, but that wasn’t good enough. At least the judge was on her side.

The judge also noted that Miller recommended the couple go to a competitor to get their cake.

“Furthermore, here the State minimizes the fact that Miller has provided for an alternative means for potential customers to receive the product they desire through the services of another talent. The fact that Rodriguez-Del Rios (the couple) feel they will suffer indignity from Miller’s choice is not sufficient to deny constitutional protection,” the judge wrote.

The couple insisted that Miller was discriminating against them, and all hell broke loose when they hired an attorney.

Miller has had to deal with an unfathomable amount of nonsense ever since, but she has been vindicated – at least for the time being.

Unsurprisingly, the couple’s attorney still isn’t willing to let it go.

“This is only the beginning. It is just one battle in the war against discrimination,” the couple’s attorney said.

That’s an interesting choice of phrase from the attorney. When someone doesn’t agree with another, it amounts to ‘war.’

It’s another sad commentary on the current state of affairs. The so-called culture war is approaching a boiling point, and it’s leaving irreparable damage to our nation as a whole in its wake.

We can take solace in the fact that the Constitution will win out in the long run, but the venerable document is taking a serious bruising along the way.

Source: The Blaze

Lisa Page Quivers With Fear After Mike Huckabee Exposes Her Dirty Secret

Some disgusting things have come to light recently regarding FBI lawyer, Lisa Page. An affair with FBI agent, Peter Strzok, and some very disturbing text messages are just two of those things.

Additionally, she is a baby-hater. Not only that, but she has some choice words for the pro-life community, which she expressed via text message to Strzok on January 22, 2016,

“I truly hate these people. No support for the woman who actually has to spend the rest of her life rearing this child, but we care about ‘life.’ A**holes.”

On Friday, Former Arkansas Governor, Mike Huckabee, absolutely obliterated Page during a “Fox & Friends” segment.

“She is entitled to have whatever political opinion she wants. What she is not entitled to do is to carry a badge, a gun, and the authority of the U.S. government and shred the Constitution by trying to influence an election. … To sit around and instead of doing her job, send tens of thousands of text messages to her in-office lover. “

He then slammed her for disrespecting and hating the very people who pay her paycheck and give her the job that she has.

Huckabee finishes her off with this,

“That I find appalling and she shouldn’t be getting another government paycheck. Not even this week. It should have already ended long ago.”

Page needs to be more worried about following through with her duties, and less concerned with interfering with others’ Constitutional rights to believe what they want and throwing wrenches in federal processes.

SHARE if you think it is wrong for a federal employee to be using government time to further their sick anti-life agenda!