Saturday, August 19, 2017

President and First Lady Trump Will Not Attend Kennedy Center Honors Event

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 19, 2017
Statement by the Press Secretary
Each year, the Kennedy Center honors the careers and achievements of artists who have helped shape cultural life in the United States with a weekend that includes celebrations and events.
The award recipients are recognized for their lifetime contributions in the arts and the positive change they have made all over the world.
The President and First Lady have decided not to participate in this year's activities to allow the honorees to celebrate without any political distraction.
First Lady Melania Trump, along with her husband President Donald J. Trump, extend their sincerest congratulations and well wishes to all of this year's award recipients for their many accomplishments.

Friday, August 18, 2017

New York Named After Duke of York Most Successful Slaver in Colonial America

So should the state be renamed, ousted from the country, made to stand as a nation on it's own, Oh my the many questions to answer? Is the protest about slavery or is it about creating havoc destroying property? Is it about dividing the country even further than Obama did.
Turns out, New York is named after a horrendous slave trader
DCNFThomas Phippen, DCNF
New York, both the city and the state, is named after the house of York and particularly for James Stuart, then Duke of York, one of the most successful slavers in colonial American history.

Crest-Royal African Company
President Donald Trump wondered aloud during a raucous press conference Tuesday whether the impulse to tear down memorials to leaders of the Confederacy like Gen. Robert E. Lee would slip into calls to remove monuments to America’s founders, like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, both of whom owned slaves.
The memory of slavery is enshrined in the name New York as well as the name of the nation’s capitol, even though both cities have vastly changed from their christening.
James Stuart conquered the settlements between the Delaware and the Connecticut rivers from the Dutch in 1664, and the name of the principal port, New Amsterdam, was promptly changed to honor the new master. James’ brother, King Charles II of England, gave the territory to the duke in exchange for four beaver pelts annually.
The Duke of York, who later became King James I of England (and James VII of Scotland), created Britain’s greatest slave empire known as the Royal African Company, which transported between 90,000 and 100,000 African slaves to the Caribbean and American colonies between 1672 and 1689.
King Charles II established the Royal Adventurers company in 1664, which traded in Africa, and put his younger brother James in charge of the operation. When the company went into debt, James and the crown dissolved it and reformed it into the Royal African Company to focus on the continent full of ivory, gold, and the “single most lucrative commodity,” slaves, Hilary McDonald Beckles, now the vice-chancellor of University of the West Indies, wrote in a 1999 paper for UNESCO.
The Royal African Company, governed by the brother of the king, enjoyed almost regal power to compete with the Dutch for dominion over Africa’s resources and people.
The company established ports along Africa’s Gold Coast, and “soon became the largest single company involved in the slave trade,” Beckles wrote. “Between 1680 and 1700 it supplied some 30,000 Africans to the Caribbean.”
“Slaves purchased for the Royal African Company of England were branded ‘DY,’ Duke of York, after the president of the company,” Beckles wrote.
The troublesome namesake of New York did not doom the colony to be marked forever as pro-slave. New York State passed a law to gradually emancipate slaves in 1799, following successful abolitionist movements in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, which outlawed slavery in the decades after the revolution.
New England states were more willing to abolish slavery in part because it had become unprofitable by the end of the Revolution. Agricultural life of the northeast does not require the same amount of labor as harvesting tobacco or picking cotton, which became the main cash crop of the South.
New York never fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War, though some in New York flirted with the idea of letting the Union dissolve. Many of the poor in New York, mainly Irish immigrants, viewed freed slaves as competition for positions as laborers.
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Steve Bannon OUT As White House Chief Strategist















It looks like that rumor just became a reality:
President Trump has decided to remove adviser Stephen K. Bannon from the White House, the New York Times is reporting.
In recent weeks, the president has openly mused about dismissing his controversial campaign architect.
Jonathan Swan of Axios noted this morning broke the news:
A decision is imminent from White House chief of staff John Kelly on whether Steve Bannon will keep his job, according to administration officials with knowledge of the situation:
·       Bannon, who has run afoul of Trump in the past, is now suspected by the president of leaking about his West Wing colleagues. And Trump resents the publicity Bannon has been getting as mastermind of the campaign.
·       Many West Wing officials are now asking “when,” not “if,” Bannon goes.
·       Chief of Staff General John Kelly has been reviewing Bannon’s position.
·       A recent deluge of media coverage of Bannon — including Bannon’s explosive conversation with the American Prospect — have not escaped either the president’s or Kelly’s attention.
One White House source twists the knife: “His departure may seem turbulent in the media, but inside it will be very smooth. He has no projects or responsibilities to hand off.”
This is not an unexpected turn of events. Just this week, Bannon gave an unsanctioned interview to a liberal publication, trashing his White House colleagues.

Bannon has been accused by former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci of leaking information to the press. And now that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is cracking down hard on leaks, Bannon may be in the crossfire.

Crowd Hire Company Advertised For Charlotte Va Protesters at $25.00 hour See Ad

Was This ‘Crowd Hire’ Company Recruiting $25 An Hour ‘Political Activists’ In Charlotte Last Week?

Trump ignited a political firestorm yesterday during an impromptu press conference in which he said there was “blame on both sides” for the tragic events that occurred in Charlottesville over the weekend.
Now, the discovery of a craigslist ad posted last Monday, almost a full week before the Charlottesville protests, is raising new questions over whether paid protesters were sourced by a Los Angeles based “public relations firm specializing in innovative events” to serve as agitators in counterprotests.
The ad was posted by a company called “Crowds on Demand” and offered $25 per hour to “actors and photographers” to participate in events in the “Charlotte, NC area.”  While the ad didn’t explicitly define a role to be filled by its crowd of “actors and photographers” it did ask applicants to comment on whether they were “ok with participating in peaceful protests.”  Here is the text from the ad:
Actors and Photographers Wanted in Charlotte 
Crowds on Demand, a Los Angeles-based Public Relations firm specializing in innovative events, is looking for enthusiastic actors and photographers in the Charlotte, NC area to participate in our events. Our events include everything from rallies to protests to corporate PR stunts to celebrity scenes. The biggest qualification is enthusiasm, a “can-do” spirit. Pay will vary by event but typically is $25+ per hour plus reimbursements for gas/parking/Uber/public transit.
For more information about us, please visit www.crowdsondemand.com
If you’re interested in working with us, please reply to this posting with the following info:
  • Full Name
  • Prior relevant experience (as an actor/performer, photographer, brand ambassador, political activist, etc)
  • When are you usually available for work?
  • Resume (optional)
  • If you’re a photographer, what equipment do you use?
  • Are you ok with participating in peaceful protests (optional)?
And a screenshot of the original post:
 
So what is “Crowds on Demand?”  According to their own website, they’re in the business of sourcing large crowds of people to “provide clients with protests, rallies, [and] flash-mobs” all over the country.  They even have an entire page on their website dedicated to “Protests and Rallies.”
Are you looking to create a buzz anywhere in the United States? At Crowds on Demand, we provide our clients with protests, rallies, flash-mobs, paparazzi events and other inventive PR stunts. These services are available across the country in every major U.S city, every major U.S metro area and even most smaller cities as well. We provide everything including the people, the materials and even the ideas. You can come to us with a specific plan of action and we can make it happen. OR, you can approach us with a general  idea and we can help you plan the strategy then execute it.
We’ve made campaigns involving hundreds of people come to action in just days. We have a proven record of delivering major wins on even the toughest campaigns and delivering phenomenal experiences with even the most logistically challenging events.
The CEO of Crowds on Demand denied to Snopes that his firm was involved in the Charlottesville protests but refused to provide details on the specific purpose of the craigslist ad and/or why it was temporarily removed yesterday before being restored.
“We were not involved in any capacity with the recent tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those impacted by the violence”
Silly question, but if your cause is worthy of protest then why would you need to pay $25 per hour to get people to show up?

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RESOLUTION AZ RNC State Committeeman Bruce Ash WILL PRESENT NEXT WEEK IN NASHVILLE AT THE RNC 2017 SUMMER MEETING

RNC Resolution Supporting America’s Desire For The Republican Congress To Support President Trump’s Legislative Agenda
WHEREAS, The Republican Party is the party of great presidents the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan; and
WHEREAS, The Preamble of the Rules of the Republican Party states, “Ours is the party of liberty, the party of equality of opportunity for all and favoritism for none"; and
WHEREAS, from 2009 through 2017 the policies and programs of Barack Obama did so much damage to Americans by passing unsound laws like Obamacare, failed to promote rule of law, left our borders unprotected, degraded our global status, and reduced opportunities for millions of Americans who landed in poverty and government dependence like no time since the Great Depression; and
WHEREAS, during the administration of Barack Obama his party lost control of The US Senate, The US House, countless local and state elected offices because Americans overwhelmingly disapproved of Barack Obama's damaging policies and programs; and
WHEREAS, Republicans were elected in 2010, 2012 & 2014 promising to live up to the Republican platform, govern as conservatives and change the failed Democrat policies and programs; and
WHEREAS, Americans voted again in 2016 to reject the policies and ideas of the Democratic Party and elected Donald Trump as our 45th President to make America great again; and
WHEREAS, President Trump ran his campaign in support of the Republican principles which promised to restore opportunity and liberty, promote liberty, reduce job killing regulation, reengage our superiority as the world’s only mega super power, protect our borders, increase jobs and the wealth of all wage earners through a robust economic program, reduce dependency, improve education, rebuild equality and rule of law and most importantly repeal and replace Obamacare; and
WHEREAS, President Trump has been delivering on his promises to “make America great again” through the power of the presidency but needs the support of Congress to fully implement the will of the voters; and
WHEREAS , Americans have become increasingly frustrated and concerned that Republican members of Congress have not themselves delivered on the promises they made when they campaigned to repeal and replace Obamacare, protect our borders, improve our national security, increase national wealth, create millions of new jobs, eliminate burdensome regulation and reduce our national debt; and therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, While the Republican Party continues to be committed to being a party of ideas and the “party of the open door” always being committed to a discussion of the issues; the united members of the RNC call upon all Republicans serving in the US House and the US Senate come together, fulfill your campaign promises, govern together, by showing the courage and energy to create successes as promised on behalf of the American people. Please feel free to share.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Join President Trump in PHOENIX, ARIZONA!


 JOIN PRESIDENT TRUMP IN ARIZONA!

Join President Donald J. Trump for a rally in Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, August 22nd at 7:00 PM MT!
Get your tickets here. Details about the event below:  
Tuesday, August 22nd: Phoenix, AZ

Phoenix Convention Center
100 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Doors Open: 4:00 PM (MT)
Event Begins: 7:00 PM (MT)
GET YOUR TICKETS
Please limit personal items and arrive early to expedite entrance into the venue - please note, NO homemade signs, banners, professional cameras with a detachable lens, tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, back packs or large bags will be permitted into the venue.
We hope to see you there!
Merchandise will be sold at this event. If you are unable to attend, you can always pick-up your MAGA gear here at our online store.
Sincerely,
Team Trump–Pence

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

JPFO Gun Confiscation Clock Moves Closer to Midnight


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  •  Aug. 14, 2017

JPFO Gun Confiscation Clock
Moves Closer to Midnight

“Trump Sleep,” Bloomberg Cash,
Spell Trouble for Gun Ownership

The symbolic Gun-Confiscation Alarm Clock, which tracks the overall threat to America’s right to keep and bear arms, has inched closer to midnight.

Maintained by Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership, they see heavily funded state efforts to curtail the right to arms by former NY mayor Michael Bloomberg having a dangerous effect. Coupled with a false sense of security gun-rights advocates feel after electing loudly pro-Second Amendment president Donald Trump, increases the actual threat.

Two strong pro-gun-rights bills introduced immediately after Trump’s election have stalled. With Trump under withering attacks by democrats, a compromised media, constant fake news and a distracted Congress, any chances for advances there seem remote. The bills would relax sale of hearing-protection gun “mufflers,” and would make firearm carry licenses valid nationwide, a dearly sought goal of the firearms community.

Presently, so-called “right-to-carry” licenses terminate at state lines. Bloomberg’s millions have created multiple new anti-gun-rights state clubs pressing for repeal of existing civil-rights protections. New bills they’re promoting, which pro-rights proponents say infringe on the Bill of Rights, include national registration of gun owners and their gear, misleadingly labeled loophole or background bills, with no impact on crime. “When you actually read the bills Bloomberg and his paid allies propose, you find gun-owner registration schemes, regardless of what the media calls them,” says Boyd Kneeland, a spokesperson for the group.

 Alan Korwin, a nationally recognized expert on gun laws and consultant to JPFO concurs, noting, “The last bill, Manchin-Toomey, authorized national registration and would have made felons of anyone who handed a gun to a friend, but this went unreported in the frenzy to push it into law.” With Bloomberg’s money, a cadre of misinformed moms fearfully marching in lock step, and rights advocates lulled into complacency, the threat to gun rights is greater than most people recognize, Korwin says. A one-minute shift in the clock’s hands may be too modest, he believes. JPFO’s Bill of Rights Sentinel newsletter comes out this month.
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Democrats and Hate Groups: They Started The KKK to Overthrow Republicans

The Ku Klux Klan (KKK), or simply "the Klan", includes three distinct movements in the United States. The first sought to overthrow the Republican state governments in the South during the Reconstruction Era, especially by violence against African American leaders. It ended about 1871.  The Hate groups to this continue to try and undermine a duly electred Republican President.

The second was a very large, controversial, nationwide organization in the 1920s that especially opposed Catholics. The current manifestation consists of numerous small unconnected groups that use the KKK name. They have all emphasized racism, secrecy and distinctive costumes. All have called for purification of American society, and all are considered part of right-wing extremism.[3][4]
The current manifestation is classified as a hate group by the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center.[5] It is estimated to have between 5,000 and 8,000 members as of 2012.[2]
The first Ku Klux Klan flourished in the Southern United States in the late 1860s, then died out by the early 1870s. Members made their own, often colorful, costumes: robes, masks, and conical hats, designed to be outlandish and terrifying, and to hide their identities.[6][7] The second KKK flourished nationwide in the early and mid-1920s, and adopted a standard white costume (sales of which together with initiation fees financed the movement) and code words as the first Klan, while adding cross burnings and mass parades. It stressed opposition to the Catholic Church.[8] The third KKK emerged in the form of small local unconnected groups after 1950. They focused on opposition to the Civil Rights Movement, often using threats of violence. The second and third incarnations of the Ku Klux Klan made frequent reference to the America's "Anglo-Saxon" blood, harking back to 19th-century nativism.[9] Though most members of the KKK saw themselves as holding to American values and Christian morality, virtually every Christian denomination officially denounced the Ku Klux Klan.[10]
First KKK
The first Klan was founded in 1865 in Pulaski, Tennessee, by six veterans of the Confederate Army.[11] The name is probably derived from the Greek word kuklos (κύκλος) which means circle.[12]
Although there was little organizational structure above the local level, similar groups rose across the South and adopted the same name and methods.[13] Klan groups spread throughout the South as an insurgent movement during the Reconstruction era in the United States. As a secret vigilante group, the Klan targeted freedmen and their allies; it sought to restore white supremacy by threats and violence, including murder, against black and white Republicans. In 1870 and 1871, the federal government passed the Force Acts, which were used to prosecute Klan crimes.[14] Prosecution of Klan crimes and enforcement of the Force Acts suppressed Klan activity.
The first Klan had mixed results in terms of achieving its objectives. It seriously weakened the black political establishment through its use of assassinations and threats of violence; it drove some people out of politics. On the other hand, it caused a sharp backlash and unleashed new federal laws that Foner says were a success in terms of "restoring order, reinvigorating the morale of Southern Republicans, and enabling blacks to exercise their rights as citizens."[15] Historian George C. Rable argues that the Klan was a political failure and therefore was discarded by the Democratic leaders of the South. He says:

the Klan declined in strength in part because of internal weaknesses; its lack of central organization and the failure of its leaders to control criminal elements and sadists. More fundamentally, it declined because it failed to achieve its central objective – the overthrow of Republican state governments in the South.[16] Read History

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

August 21 will be the first time in 99 years that a solar eclipse has crossed the U.S. from coast-to-coast.

August 21 will be the first time in 99 years that a solar eclipse has crossed the U.S. from coast-to-coast. 

A rare solar eclipse is happening across the US on August 21. It will be the first time since 1918 that a solar eclipse has crossed the country from coast-to-coast. Astrophysicist at Columbia University and founder of theWorld Science Festival, Brian Greene, explains to us the best way to enjoy this rare, spectacular event. Following is a transcript of the video.
We do have this wonderful opportunity in August. Actually, August 21st is the date when there's going to be a total solar eclipse across the United States.
That's kind of rare. Often times, these eclipses don't happen over populated areas. You have to go in the middle of the ocean or someplace far away, but we have a real opportunity to experience one of the great wonders of nature.
There are fun things that you might want to do during a solar eclipse. You can actually — if you're very ambitious, set up your own version of the measurement of the deflection of starlight by the sun, which was carried out during the solar eclipse of 1919 to confirm the general theory of relativity.
Using relatively inexpensive off-the-shelf equipment augmented a little bit, you could actually carry out a version of that experiment and probably get answers that are more accurate than the ones that were obtained back in 1919.
You know another thing that you can do — a little less ambitious — is you could time the duration of the solar eclipse, and compare to predictions. Right, that's what science is all about, you make predictions, you do a measurement and compare the two. Citizens can actually do that.