Please, no more Cuban politicians

As much as I love and respect my Cuban heritage, I’m not and will never again be excited about Cuban politicians.  After all, just think what they brought to Cuba!

Most people of Cuban heritage in this country are American citizens who came to the United States as exiles from the communist Castro regime; as I did as a child via the Pedro Pan Children’s program in 1961. Each of us has an interesting and tragic story to tell but since we had to learn English quickly, adapt to a new country, work for a living and for some while raising a family, we never got around visiting talk shows and/or writing our stories for our American audiences.

Have you noticed that the Americans with Cuban ethnicity who have told their stories are always the politicians?  We don’t hear much about our excellent Cuban physicians, our talented musicians, writers and artists, our professors and scientists; but we hear about Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz and even Democrat Senator Menendez.

Well, they are not my favorite Cubans and I’m sure not yours either.  Our Cuban politicians today have either turned RINO or seek office in pursue of wealth and/or power.   I can no longer think of one of them who I can be proud of calling “mi compatriota.”

Our South Florida Cuban congressmen Mario Diaz-Balart & Carlos Curbelo and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen  have an abominable voting record—they’re RINOs (all of them) just like Lincoln Diaz-Balart and David Rivera before them.  Not only they have low % conservative voting record, some like Rivera have been involved in shady deals.  In addition, they support illegal immigration, open borders, and amnesty.  It is embarrassing and disgraceful!

Another Cuban-American, Mel Martinez who George W. Bush had named as HUD Secretary during his first presidential term, became Senator from Florida in the 2004 election. How long did it last? Mel betrayed us!  Cuban Americans gave him contributions and worked hard to get him elected. Then we got Obama, our first communist President.  Instead of fighting, Mel retreated—too much for him! Mel quit the Senate after four years, not even finishing up one term. However, he stayed long enough to accumulate benefits. He then became a lobbyist and concentrated on obtaining wealth.

In 2010 we got very excited with another Cuban, Marco Rubio. This one was real, smart, eloquent, charming.  Soon we heard the story about his immigrants parents; father a bartender and mother a maid at hotels while raising a family.  Everyone took for granted the Rubios had been Castro refugees, until some reporter discovered they had arrived in the United States a few years before Castro.  Marco Rubio proceeded to explain away the discrepancy as just mixing up dates.  However, he continue to exploit the story over and over and over!  He still was the child of poor immigrants!

Well, once again our Cuban community gave him our money and our hard work to get him elected to the Senate.  As soon as Rubio became Senator, he started joining RINOs like Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham. For a guy who never served in the military, he became very pro-war including joining McCain, Graham, and Hillary Clinton in calling for war in Libya and deposing Gaddhafi.

Marco Rubio then joined Democrats and RINOs  in “the Gang of Eight” where he became the face of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”  He was by then too important to be concerned with his constituents. At first I thought Marco was just naïve and I tried several times to have him listen to our side of the issue by writing him several letters (both in English and Spanish) and sending him a petition signed by many legal Hispanics and brought to his office in person.  Senator Rubio ignored me and all the Cuban community who helped get him elected.  Instead, Marco chose to please Party establishment, those who promised him to become the future face of the Republican Party.

Sure enough he became an instant sensation in the entire country. That tender smile and those patriotic speeches were melting the brains of many Americans.  But he forgot that the constitution says “We the People” and Florida voters didn’t forget the betrayal.  On March 15, 2016 he lost the nomination for President by losing the Florida primary election to New Yorker Donald J. Trump by almost 20 points.  That was a historical moment:  a sitting Florida Senator losing an election by such a vast margin to an outsider!  Some want Rubio to run again for his Senate seat even after he promised he would run only for President.

Marco Rubio was so much in a hurry to become the first Hispanic President that he forgot it takes time, experience, maturity to earn it.

The excitement in this election by Cuban Americans was doubled by the candidacy of another man of Cuban background: Ted Cruz. But of course, this one was different. After all, Cruz was elected Senator in Texas, his father had been in prison, and he was a super intelligent graduate from Harvard School of Law. What do we actually know about Ted Cruz and his family background? Just like with Marco Rubio’s parents, Cruz’s father was not a Castro Cuban refugee.  Rafael Cruz had been in prison in Cuba during the Batista regime. Well, if we remember our history, those in prison with Batista were “fidelistas”, idealistic angry youngsters who loved revolution instead of hard work. Who else do we know who was a prisoner under Batista?  Right, Fidel Castro!

Rafael Cruz Sr. came to the US before Castro and at that time, he was an atheist and a Marxist (as Senator Cruz’s friend Glenn Beck has pointed out). Somehow Cruz Sr. found religion, but not within the Catholic Church. He became a Baptist minister, not just any Baptist Church but the Dominionist denomination, a rare and strange form of Christianity that surely is not mainstream.

In addition, Senator Ted Cruz was born in Canada and lived there for four years while both his parents had acquired Canadian citizenship. Senator Cruz had double citizenship (American & Canadian) until  2014 when he resigned his Canadian citizenship. That is a major problem because the requirement for President of “natural born” has not been legislated.

Ted Cruz was very involved with the George W. Bush presidential campaign, where he met his future wife, Heidi.  Heidi Cruz worked for the State Department under Condolezza Rice on trade agreements and, also became an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  Ted Cruz moved back to Texas where he eventually became Solicitor General and associated himself with Tea Party groups.  How conservative is Ted Cruz?

Senator Cruz’s campaign was funded by major financial institutions, including Goldmann Sachs where Heidi worked and is today in leave of absence. Senator Cruz while campaigning for President told us he’s against amnesty and illegal immigration, and against TPP. However, that is not what his voting record and some of his presentations show.  He co-authored an article on TPA trade agreement with Congressman Paul Ryan, not someone considered a conservative.  Besides speculation as to Cruz’s conservatism, Senator Cruz revealed a very sleazy and unprofessional behavior throughout his presidential campaign.  To this date, Senator Cruz hasn’t endorsed our Republican nominee Donald J. Trump.

The last thing we need in the 2016 election is another Cuban-American. But unfortunately two more Cuban Americans have decided to run for the Senate seat of Marco Rubio in Florida:  Carlos Lopez-Cantera and Carlos Beruff.  Is it now obligatory that one Senator from Florida must be Cuban-American?

Sen. Marco Rubio recently gave his strong support for “my very close friend” Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera.  Senator Rubio y Lopez-Cantera have been friends for many years.  Both were State Representatives in Florida and both became Speaker of the House.  Lopez-Cantera is currently the Lt. Governor of Florida, a position that he was sworn into on February 3, 2014.  He was born in Madrid, Spain in 1973 to a Jewish mother and a Cuban Catholic father.  Lopez-Cantera, just like Marco Rubio, has been a politician his entire adult life, and not much to show for it.  If you liked Senator Rubio, then you would love Lopez-Cantera; another handsome and charming young man with a Cuban father, but hardly any accomplishments.

Carlos Beruff, another candidate for the Senate seat in Florida also has a Cuban background.  He tells us he was born in Miami to Cuban immigrant parents but his voter registration in Manatee County showed he was born in Cuba.  This was explained as just an error in his voter registration.  Just like with Marco Rubio, Beruff doesn’t tell us his parents came before Castro instead he states “his family fled Cuba.”  Cubans didn’t flee before Castro unless they were working for the revolutionaries headed by Fidel Castro.  And that is exactly what happened with his mother.  She was imprisoned by Batista for her role in the attack on the presidential palace.  Well, just allow voters to imagine his parents were like the rest of Castro’s Cuban refugees; you know, the ones with the sad story and good reputation for conservatism.

Mr. Beruff has been running ads showing his face in about every possible publication, including the conservative websites I enjoy reading.  He is trying hard to establish some conservative and outsider credentials, just like in his TV ads when he mimics Donald Trump as just another “concerned businessman.”   The problem with Beruff is that “he’s no Donald Trump!  He goes to lengths to portray himself as an outsider and a conservative.  The reality is that he is neither!

Carlos Beruff has been involved in politics for many years.  He has made large contributions to Republican establishment candidates such as Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney, and to his friend Charlie Crist to whom he remained faithful even after he changed from Republican to Independent.

His money contributions to Governor Rick Scott’s campaigns have been highly effective in getting him plenty of recognition and high level appointments by the Governor, including the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport Authority, the State College of Florida, and the Governor’s Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding.

Beruff’s business dealings have caused major controversies.  He is president of Medallion Homes, a construction business that was found to use cheap Chinese dry wall in the construction of some homes and use of a defective toxic material led to a lawsuit.

As Chairman of SWFWMD, he has been instrumental in the firing of dozens of scientists that have caused detrimental effects to enforcement capabilities.  Beruff seems unconcerned about Florida’s natural and historical preservation; instead he has proposed changes to current laws in order to build condos, a hotel, convention center, and a marina on Sarasota Bay.  (See Bradenton Times).
Please,  if you love this country and are truly an American patriot, don’t vote for another Cuban-American who tells you he/she has parents who “fled Cuba.”

 

Whose Vulgarity and Conservatism?

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“Trump is usually rude and obnoxious. His demeanor can be arrogant and dismissive. At times, he comports himself as reckless and willing to lash out prematurely, prior to fully understanding all of the facts at hand. To put it simply, he is a wrecking ball.”
The above comes from a recent article by Timm Amundson on The Federalist.  While a Trump supporter, Mr. Amundson apparently felt he first had to apologize to his “conservative elitist friends.”  It sounds very similar to other articles I’ve read about “conservatives” who dare support Donald Trump.  They are always careful to maintain political correctness.

Since every human being is sinful and has many faults, a writer could choose the same type of opening paragraph for just about anyone. Why is it that only Donald Trump deserves this treatment? Did we encounter this during the administration of Bill Clinton?  Do I need to remind anyone of his vulgarity?  And how about the vulgarity of pretending to be conservative while enthusiastically endorsing John McCain and Mitt Romney in the past two presidential elections? Or the vulgarity shown by the GOP establishment with their constant threats of a brokered convention to suppress the voice of the Party’s base? It all depends on what the meaning of vulgarity is, right?  As a matter of fact, Americans should welcome a Trump presidency with open arms, not only for what he can accomplish, but also for replacing the vulgarity of the Obama family with the classy Trump family.  It would be an astonishing transformation and welcomed in every corner of the world.

I accept Mr. Trump the way he is because the Lord does also; just as He accepts me and you. I have never heard bad words from Mr. Trump. The accusation of vulgarity comes from privileged elitists who have no respect for working people in places like Queens and Brooklyn where Trump was raised. As his son Donald Jr. says: Donald Trump is a blue collar billionaire. Love it!

Donald J. Trump recognizes that is the working American people who make this country run.  As a young man, Trump worked alongside construction workers.  He learned more from the working men and women than our congressmen ever do.  He knows the working class and respects the workers as individuals not the collective mass politicians see as just people who are expendable and, can be replaced by foreigners at lesser salaries in order to please the Republican Party donors.  Trump would end their gravy train!

It is not “vulgarity” that the GOP establishment and the media actually care about; it is the way Donald Trump’s honesty has damaged their political correct speeches and their lack of transparency in legislation. No more hiding behind “reaching out to Hispanics” (code phrase for welfare to illegals); no more hiding behind the “race card” that continues to hurt Black Americans living in Democratic cities; no more hiding behind the “feminist card” of being offended when a woman is not strong enough to face competition; no more hiding behind “islamophobia charge” for wanting to vet Muslim immigrants; no more hiding behind “DREAM” for the Mexican children crossing the border illegaly.  It will all end!

Donald Trump talks plainly and directly; he lets everyone know exactly what he thinks and what he’ll do to make America great again.  And none of it includes the old politicians, the media, the lobbyists, the DC insiders.  Finally the American people found a true patriot who is willing to sacrifice in order to stop the corruption of the DC bureaucracy.  Welcome Donald Trump!  We’ve been waiting almost three decades.

For those who continue the mantra that Mr. Trump is not conservative, what ever it means these days, let me enumerate his position on our most pressing issues:

  1.  Against illegal invasion of our country by securing the border building a WALL that Mexico will pay for.
  2. No amnesty.  No sanctuary cities.
  3. Building a strong defense, with a feared military capacity.
  4. Support and help for our veterans, ending years of mistreatment.
  5. Support for our law enforcement agencies, such as the police and ICE.
  6. Stop the acceptance of Muslim immigrants until a time when we have a better understanding of the problem.  Best to build a safe zone in their countries.
  7. Destroy ISIS and fight radical Islam
  8. Rebuild our country infrastructure.
  9. Re-think and re-negotiate NATO and the expense of having our military all over the world.
  10. Reduce and eliminate our over $19 Trillion debt.
  11. Eliminate waste by closing or reducing certain departments like Education.
  12. Reduce taxes for the low income and middle class Americans.
  13. Reduce regulations for businesses.
  14. Eliminate Common Core and make education local.
  15. Defend the Second Amendment.
  16. Repeal and replace Obamacare with private plans.
  17. Negotiate trade deals that are fair and take our country into account first.
  18. Bring jobs from overseas.
  19. Pro-life and support for our religious freedom rights.
  20. Become energy independent by exploiting all sources of energy production.

Which part of the above is not conservative?  If these positions are not conservative, then I’m not one because I support them. We need to stop labeling ourselves Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, and start by being American first.

Cruz supporters would still say that Trump is not serious about these positions because he once was “a Democrat.”  First, take a look at the table below that shows his political donations since 1989; keeping in mind that business people always give these donations to both parties.

Trump’s political contributions

Trump’s political contributions data is from OpenSecrets.org and FollowTheMoney.org.[2][3] A breakdown of the data can be viewed here.

Donald Trump’s Political Donation History
Type Republicans Democrats Total
Federal Contributions $718,300 $328,600 $1,046,900
State Contributions $432,240 $366,150 $798,390
Total Federal and State Contributions $1,150,540 $694,750 $1,845,290
Federal Contributions, 1989-2010 $294,000 $328,600 $622,600
Federal Contributions, 2011-Present $424,300 $0 $424,300
State Contributions, 1989-2010 $226,390 $367,650 $594,040
State Contributions, 2011-Present $205,850 $8,500 $214350

Second, why is Trump lying now after so many years while Cruz tells the truth now after only the few years he’s served in the Senate?  Senator Ted Cruz voted in favor of amnesty; never proposed building a wall; voted for a very large increase of H-1B visas; favored neoconservatives in war expansions; never intervened for our veterans; and wrote with Paul Ryan an op-ed in WSJ in favor of TPP legislation.  Lately during campaigning he seems to have changed his mind on several issues.

Donald Trump, unlike Ted Cruz, has already accomplished much in life.  Not only Trump has the business experience, but more important, he has life experience.  Not only has he built an excellent business but more  important, he has raised incredibly excellent children.  By their fruits, you shall know them!

 

 

 

 

And the Battle Begins: A Businessman, a Consitutional Attorney, and a Politician

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The battle for the GOP presidential nomination began with the Iowa Caucus on February 1, 2016.  It is currently being fought by only three candidates out of the original seventeen.  We have Businessman Donald Trump, Senator Ted Cruz, a constitutional attorney, and Senator Marco Rubio, a politician.  Each of these candidates is unique and have some major differences in style, backgrounds, expertise and electability, but only one has the capacity to win and to restore our principles, economy, and national security.  That candidate is Donald J. Trump, the only non-politician, not associated with DC and not funded by any special interests.

Senator Marco Rubio is undisputable the GOP Establishment’s candidate.  He is the consummate politician insider whose only job in life has been in the public sector.  Senator Rubio has worked well with the most liberal Democrats such as Senator Schumer and Senator Durbin and, with the most RINO of Senators McCain, Flake, and Graham in the infamous Gang-of-Eight legislation; his only accomplishment as Senator for the past six years.  The legislation was defeated in the House thanks to pressure from conservative voters and Numbers USA.

Senator Rubio was chosen by the GOP establishment to convince Republican voters that this legislation was needed and would attract coveted Hispanic voters to the Republican Party. My own opinion on this deal is that Rubio was probably led to believe the Party would support him for President; Rubio’s dream of becoming the “first Hispanic President” seemed fitting after the “first Black President.” That way the Republican Party would feel they were even with the Democrats. So is the logic in DC these days!

Senator Rubio’s campaign has been funded by PACs based on money from multimillionaires who wish to maintain open borders as to bring in more cheap labor while many Americans remain unemployed.  The Senator also endorsed and voted for more H-1B visas that give foreigners the right to take away jobs from Americans, as it was done by the Disney company in Florida.

A second issue in which Senator Rubio agrees with GOP establishment is on foreign policy. Senator Rubio is often mentioned as a foreign policy expert, having served in the Senate Foreign Affairs committee. But his solution to every major conflict in the world has been to involve the US military.  Senator Rubio, along with John McCain and Lindsay Graham supported involvement in Libya and regime change.  After Benghazi and Hillary Clinton’s lies, Senator Rubio chose to forget this subject. It shows the mentality of a young man who while never serving in the army, likes to talk as a commander. As for bringing in “Muslim refugees”, Rubio supports this absurd idea.

Marco Rubio’s entire life has been as a politician first in Florida and now in Washington DC. He never worked in anything else; and he never led a business or even an organization. Marco Rubio is the consummate politician; just the person we do not need and we do not want as President.  For more on Senator Marco Rubio, please refer to my blog’s article:  Just Another Charming Young Man.

Senator Ted Cruz decided to run for President only after four years on his first term in the Senate.  It seems that becoming a Senator from Texas and acting as the Tea Party Senator were part of his plan to run for the presidency.  It has been an excellent vehicle to propel him from unknown to someone always in the news by standing up for the conservative principles against the RINO Senators.  Intelligent, astute, eloquent, disciplined and patient, Senator Cruz was able to win the Iowa Caucus to become the first Hispanic to hold that accomplishment.

As much as I admire Ted Cruz’s achievements and his devotion to the constitution, I cannot go as far as to support him for President because the negatives outperform the positives of his candidacy.  What do I view as his negative points? First is the question of eligibility.  The courts need to clarify the argument of what “natural born citizen” means.  It keeps coming up and already someone has filed a lawsuit against Senator Cruz on eligibility.  It is interesting that some of the same conservatives who doubted Barack Hussein Obama’s eligibility now have no problem with Ted Cruz having been born in Canada to a Cuban/Canadian citizen and an American/Canadian citizen.

Second, Senator Ted Cruz has limited executive experience, having never been in charge of a business or organization. The presidency is an executive position and Senator Cruz is better suited for a judicial appointment.  Just as with Senator Rubio, I consider him too young and inexperienced to take on the leadership role at a crucial moment for the survival of our country.  Senator Ted Cruz is a thinker not a doer.  His accomplishments have been in courtrooms; in winning debates and in sending conservative messages.  We need people like him in government, but not in an executive position, particularly with the problems our country faces today that clamor for immediate relief.

Right at this moment when our Country is in desperate need of rebirth in the economy, defense, social issues, what we need as President is someone who can quickly make important decisions that can affect the future, someone who is at ease with tough decisions and negotiations, certainly not an amateur!

Third, Senator Ted Cruz cannot win a national election.  It would be incredibly difficult for him to win in any of the blue states, and even in some purple states like Florida.  He is not well liked by many, even in his own Party.  His confrontations with other members of Congress have been well documented and the media has used them against him to the point that has poisoned many minds against him.  Just like eligibility, electability is a most important issue.

I now must add, unfortunately, that Senator Cruz’s campaign tactics in Iowa are very disturbing.  Dr. Ben Carson, a very decent person and loyal American, was probably robbed of votes by notification to voters that Dr. Carson was getting out of the race by Rep. Steve King, Senator Cruz’s campaign and others in his campaign, and asking them to change their votes to Ted Cruz.  To say today that he is sorry is not enough.  This was a malicious trick that was meant to obtain more votes from evangelicals.  In addition, I was appalled at Senator Cruz’s hysterical invocation of our Lord:“awaken the body of Christ that we may pull back from the abyss.” 

The last man standing will be Donald J. Trump, who I support and endorse for President.  My views on Trump have changed much in the past six months.  I’ve never been one of his fans; never watched The Apprentice and only occasionally watched him in some news show.  He never made an impact on me, like or dislike; it was more like neutral.  I didn’t even care for him to enter the already crowded race.

After the original excitement by his followers, I decided to add Donald Trump to my vetting process.  And yes, I vet candidates; I follow up voting records of politicians; and I do as much research as possible from different internet sources.  I never rely on the TV or newspaper media since all of them are biased.

Many things I learned about Donald Trump pleasingly surprised me.  He received an excellent education and graduated from Wharton School of Business with a degree in Economics.  His father taught him about hard work when he chose to have him learn the trade on construction sites, working right alongside with blue collar workers.  It impressed me that Mr. Trump passed this on to his children, who learning well the lesson are today highly educated, eloquent, polite, humble, hard working, family oriented, and well adjusted individuals.  They were raised by billionaire parents in New York City, and yet not one of them has ever been involved in any scandal.

I have also been impressed by Mr. Trump’s work ethics, by his passion for his business, and his fair treatment of his employees.  He has been able to create thousands of good jobs that provide higher standard of living for many American families, who in turn pay the taxes and invest in goods and services that fuel our economy.  That is how capitalism should work!

Despite his three marriages both of his ex-wives are in friendly terms with him; his first wife Ivana, supports his candidacy and speaks well of him.  Donald Trump is also a compassionate person.  He has given money to several worthy charities and has helped many people in need without publicizing his good works.

I find it insulting and condescending when “pious” people treat Mr. Trump as a willful sinner and when the elitist media finds him “vulgar.”  Have these “pious” people read the Bible?  Do they not know what Jesus said about judging? What does morality mean to them?  Donald Trump is fighting against the worst immoralities we face in the world today:  Islamic terrorist savages, cheating our American workers of good jobs, loss of our sovereignty and freedoms, hatred for our law enforcement, mistreatment of our veterans are just a few examples of what I consider not just immoralities, but Evil!  And then the elitist media seems much more preoccupied with “tone” and “vulgar” language than with the real dangers we face.  Hypocrites!

Our Country is now at a point of no return.  We need to vote smart, with logic and not emotion.  We are not choosing a Saint, a Pope or a Nobel Prize winner; what we need is a common sense LEADER!  There are three very important reasons why I, along with many Americans, choose to support Donald J. Trump for President.

I.  National Security/Defense.

II. Islamic terrorism and expansion of Caliphate

III. Economy/Jobs/Debt

The greatest danger to our national security is our porous borders.  The Democrats and Establishment Republicans wish to maintain open borders and allow illegal aliens to invade us and take up jobs from American workers.  For the Democrats it means giving citizenship to illegal aliens that in turn will vote for them since they come from socialized societies and are attracted to our welfare benefits.  The more “illegal immigrants” we allow from south of the border, the greater the chance that the Democratic Party will be in power.   Why would Republicans wish this also?  Because our establishment Republicans do not care who is in power as long as they can continue in office and the RNC keeps receiving donations from large corporations that lobby for open borders.

For the Democrats is about votes; for the Republicans is about cheap labor for their donors.  A Win-Win situation for both Parties.  A Losing situation for the American people.  We will not only continue to lose jobs but wages will also suffer while taxes will increase.  It also means end of second amendment, more regulations for small businesses, Obamacare remains, abortion money increases, police departments will be under Federal Government, lost of freedoms including first amendment and lost of sovereignty.  Yes, this election is about survival!

Immigration as we have today not only hurts our economy, but changes our culture.  Demographics determines our future, whether we maintain our sovereignty, our constitutional principles, our freedom, our language, and our Judeo/Christian values.  Not only are we in danger from invasion by illegal workers, but also from criminals, drug traffickers, and terrorist Islamists.  Only Donald Trump has spoken out in opposition to allowing more Muslim “refugees.”  We should learn a lesson from seeing what is happening to our European friends.

I’m also impressed at the fact that while Trump promises us a very strong defense, he clearly is against going to war unless is in our country’s interest.  His solution on ISIS is more about cutting their money supply by bombing the oil fields, than having boots on the ground.  It is about time that the Arab Nations fight their own wars.  With Donald Trump as President, there is no way Muslim groups can organize to bring on sharia law to our court system or even dream of expanding the caliphate.

Last, but not least, is our economy and debt.  Donald Trump is the only candidate who has both the educational and business experience background to impact our economy in a positive way.  Not only he knows how to create jobs, but also how to cut expenses and regulations.  A great example is how he is financing his campaign:  has spent the least of the top candidates and has maintain the lead for over six straight months.   Spending his own money is also a great benefit to us because he will not owe special interests any favors.

As for the clamor by the Republican Party to maintain “free trade,” it has not produced the expected results.  Why should one have to support the current form of free trade to be accepted as a conservative?  We need to do away with labels, whether is about Party or Liberal VS Conservative, and begin to think in terms of what is best for our Country.  For years we have suffered large trade imbalances with several countries, particularly China.  The American people are tired of buying only “made in China” products that are made of poor quality.  We need to bring back American manufacturing.  Donald Trump has excelled in negotiation of business deals.  He can do the same with our trade policies.  Hope that soon we can once again be proud of the label “Made in USA.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Bashing of Donald Trump

THE BASHING OF DONALD TRUMP

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The Republican Establishment has become unhinged on its hatred for Donald Trump.

It is indeed appalling how they spend so much time and energy denouncing Trump and trying to make him look bad. They keep talking about Trump’s rudeness but not a word about how others have insulted him. Just the other day, Jeb Bush called Trump a jerk.  For someone at 3% in the polls, he should instead stop insulting the over 30% who choose Trump and re-evaluate his candidacy.  It tells me these individuals care more for their elitist positions in DC than for their country and the American people.

Fox News spends more time bashing Trump than exposing Obama and Hillary for their treason. It happens with 6 pm news with Bret Baier and his crony panel and old timers Brit Hume, Stephen Hayes, George Will, Charles Krauthammer, and Megyn Kelly who they want to bring back to the last debate as moderator. I have also seen in with Pajamas Media—-a real effort to trash Trump, particularly by Roger Simon and lately by Victor D. Hansen, who should stick to History.

They think trashing Trump elevates them as “intellectuals” just because Trump is not PC like them. Well, they’re actually losers who have never contributed to any good thing in our society.
Donald Trump has provided jobs for many people, who then pay taxes and raise families.  All of that helps our country. They, on the other hand, write and espouse and comment  but don’t create one job for anybody but themselves. Their jobs do not contribute much of anything except “entertainment”. They cannot even give us straight news; watching the world from the inbreeding chit chats at DC cocktail parties.  Perhaps their inner selves tell them how useless their lives have been in the DC circle and their hatred for Trump is nothing more than jealousy at a man who has achieved the American Dream the hard way—earning it!

Some writers lately have brought out the latest label on Trump, that of a dictator.  Daniel Greenfield excellently explains in his latest blog how this wouldn’t be so out of line since for the past seven years this Congress has allowed Obama to trash the Constitution and rule as a dictator.  As Greenfield says: “The conservative establishment has all sorts of replies, but none of them amount to much. Yes, the rule of law is important. But when the other side is breaking the law to destroy the law, the contention that it should be allowed to destroy the Constitution rather than violate the Constitution becomes idealistic absurdity.”   So perhaps the Left should get a taste of its own medicine and then we will all learn a lesson on democracy and our constitutional principles. I am all for Trump to use that pen and that phone in the Oval Office to destroy every single Obama executive order!  Only after we can go back to some degree of normalcy can we afford to become strict constitutionalists.

However, the “dictator” label for Trump is another misconception to show him as a bully instead of as a  decisive leader.  In the business world one has to work with several people and be able to delegate in order to be successful.  Perhaps to the media “getting things done” means it can happen only by force since DC seems to be populated by mostly those who talk for a living.

The American people are frustrated with Congress.  The Republican Party has twice been rescued by voters, once in 2010 when they won the House of Representatives, and then in 2014 when the people gave them the Senate.  What has happened since we placed Republicans in charge of Congress?  The results have been the same.  Obama has been allowed to continue to rule by executive order and obtain every single desire with the approval of the majority of Republicans.  We have had a few loyal conservatives in Congress who have voted against the leadership and who have brought hearings on certain scandals, such the IRS targeting of conservatives and the Benghazi crime.  However, even these conservatives have not been able to accomplished anything other than their NO votes and some eloquent speech against the corruption.

Why is everyone in DC so afraid to tell the truth?  The truth most Americans of average intelligence already know:  Obama and his minions are traitors.  Obama hates our country.  Obama is a dedicated Alinsky disciple who will never bend our way.  He is also if not a Muslim, someone who admires Islam and blames the White European Christians for all the world’s inequalities and troubles.  Obama has given us countless unconstitutional decisions that are indeed impeachable, but not one Congressman has ever admitted to it.

Why then do the DC elitists wonder what makes Donald Trump so popular?  Right now Trump is the only person in America who tells the truth, even if it sounds rude to the delicate ears of the GOP establishment.  I’m one who believes allowing Muslim refugees into our country, having an unprotected border, helping to establish ISIS in the Middle East and the nuclear deal with Iran happen to be much more important to our national security and way of life than a “rude” candidate for President.

It seems the DC elitists, which of course includes the GOP establishment, seem to think that good manners and friendliness are important qualifications for our leaders when negotiating with our enemies.  Remember how George W. Bush kept telling us how Islam was “a religion of peace.”  This was the same President who allowed the Clintons’ crimes to go unpunished. Instead, the Bush family welcomed them as another son to Bush Sr. and his lovely wife received an award by Jeb Bush for her dedication to public service.  Yes, that public  service who brought millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation by selling their country out to our enemies.

So in other words, if Republicans cannot even punish lawlessness and halt corruption in government, then why bother with the constitution?  Perhaps we indeed need some constitutional amendments.  Our Founding Fathers were very intelligent, but they were human.  John Adams had commented that the Constitution was meant for a moral people.  That in itself tells us that it then fails to take into account the sinfulness of man.  We now see it on the arrogance and fear of the “DC inner class” to lose their power and prestige under a Donald Trump “dictatorship.”

We the People must rise up in 2016 not only against the political class but also against the media, entertainment, and academic groups that have contributed for years to the decline of our moral values, our Founding Fathers principles and our Judeo/Christian values.  Donald Trump is not our problem.  He is our solution.

 

MARCO RUBIO: Just another charming young man

 

Most Americans believe our country is going on the wrong direction, as shown by the latest polls (NBC/WSJ 64% and USC/LA Times 70%).   We are facing the near total transformation promised by President Barack Hussein Obama, one that has taken the USA from an exceptional world power to a lawless corrupt nation and a joke among world leaders.  Our national debt is near $20 trillion.  About 94 million Americans are out of the labor force.  Our borders are not secured while sanctuary cities protect foreign criminals. Our policemen are being demonized.  Our Judeo/Christian values are being persecuted and humiliated.  Our national security is being threatened by admission of “Syrian refugees” even after the horrific terrorists acts in Paris on Friday, November 13.

Election 2016 presents us with the unique opportunity to elect a new leader who will begin to undo this Marxist transformation.  This leader will be facing enormous difficult issues and there is no room for learning or mistakes of inexperience.  This person must be ready on DAY ONE to tackle problems head on, without fear of PC reporters or lobbying by special interests groups, such as the Chamber of Commerce.  This person must have leadership qualities proven by previous experience of accomplishments;  be honest, be responsible, be tough!

Senator Marco Rubio cannot be that leader.  First, his only job throughout 44 years of life has been in the public sector, as a State Representative and House Speaker in Florida, and one term as United States Senator.  He has no business experience nor did he served in the military.  We cannot afford to elect another life-long politician who has demonstrated no particular accomplishments and only one major legislation win in the Senate:  Comprehensive Immigration Reform, that was thankfully terminated in the House of Representatives.  Senator Rubio’s highlight of his entire life is having been the architect and leader of the infamous “Gang of Eight” legislation that would had given amnesty to millions of illegal aliens without border protection first.  After seeing his poll numbers drop drastically, Senator Rubio claimed to have changed his mind, understanding finally that border security must occur first.

Senator Rubio still supports amnesty and welcomes more foreign workers and citizenship for the DREAMERS.  Senator Rubio has also co-authored legislation to expand H-1B wage depressing visa program by replacing white-collar American workers with foreigners.  This is the way the Disney Company used to replace American workers and force them to train the low-wage foreign workers.  Disney CEO endorsed Rubio’s program.  Other benefactors to the Rubio campaign include Silicon Valley companies, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Oracle, Morgan Stanley and others that seek increases in H-1B visas.  In addition, the Fanjul Corporation (Florida sugar industry), is the fourth largest contributor to the Rubio campaign.  Senator Rubio came to the rescue of the Fanjul family when in 2012 he voted to keep the subsidized federal sugar program.

NATIONAL SECURITY/FOREIGN POLICY—the two issues today go hand in hand.  Having unsecure borders invites the presence of criminals and terrorists.  We are already familiar with a crime spree by illegal aliens on American citizens (for information please check Ann Coulter’s “Adios America.”).  Senator Rubio cannot support illegal aliens in our country while pretending to be tough on crime and terrorism.  His “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” did not include securing the border before legalizing illegal aliens.  Amendments introduced by Republican Senators to allow for more scrutiny of immigrants and legal H-1B visas were rejected by the Gang of Eight members, including Senator Marco Rubio.  It was for him just like for Senator Schumer, all or nothing.

Sen. Marco Rubio declared just last Thursday on Fox’s America’s Newsroom that “people will have to be deported” before we can have immigration reform. “We are going to have to deport some people, otherwise if you’re not going to enforce the law, what’s the point of having those laws?.” “Criminals are going to be deported. People who haven’t been here very long are going to be deported. People overstaying visas are going to have to be deported. That’s how you enforce immigration laws.” Still, Rubio criticized those who advocate deporting all of those in the country illegally, saying it’s not possible.

In addition to Senator Rubio’s lack of experience and accomplishments, his honesty is of even greater concern.  This lack of honesty has been detected not only by his continuous “double-speak” on the Immigration issue but by other more subtle issues.  Senator Rubio had for years allowed everyone to believe his parents were like most of the Cuban community in Miami:  refugees from a communist Cuba.  When the story broke out in the news media that Rubio’s parents had immigrated to the US before Castro had come to power in Cuba, Marco Rubio explained he had been confused about the dates. Why does it make a difference?  Because the post Castro Cuban community has the best reputation and approval by conservative Americans than any other ethnic group.  This is the only ethnic group that liberals hate because they tend to be conservative in both economic and social issues.

In addition, Senator Rubio has stated different positions on illegal immigration depending whether is in English for an American audience or in
Spanish for the Telemundo Spanish audience.

Most recently, Marco Rubio is flip-flopping on another issue, TPP.  Back in April Rubio wrote an op-ed piece on the WSJ declaring that “we must pass TPP.” “The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), discussed between President Obama and Prime Minister Abe this week, will further our strategic goals in Asia and increase prosperity at home. It will advance economic liberty and unleash free-market forces in the world’s most dynamic region…”  And in May, Rubio described TPP as the “second pillar” of his three-pillar foreign policy strategy.  Recently Senator Rubio’s spokesman said that although he backed the bill granting Mr. Obama fast-track trade authority this summer, he has not decided whether to support TPP legislation.”

DEBT/ECONOMY/JOBS—In addition to never having been in business, Marco Rubio has a history of poor personal financial planning.  Most are aware of his use of a State of Florida credit card for personal use while he was a House Representative.  As Marco Rubio has explained, it was just a mistake and the State of Florida was reimbursed for his personal purchases.  It is not a crime but already shows sloppiness in dealing with credit.  But this is not the only incident of mismanaging personal finances.  Senator Rubio has a closed wealthy friend and personal benefactor, Norman Braman, owner of multiple automobile dealerships.  Mr. Braman  has paid for much of Rubio’s personal debts.  What kind of leader allows a friend to pay his debts? How politicians handle their personal finances might offer insights into how they would handle America’s finances if elected became president. The latest wealthy supporter of Senator Rubio is hedge-fund billionaire Paul Singer.  Mr. Singer is another strong supporter of amnesty and immigration expansion.

Senator Rubio who is particularly eloquent, speaks often of his experience in Foreign Policy as member of the Senatorial Foreign Relations committee.  He seems to have impressed many Americans on his credentials on foreign relations matters.  But there is one very important element that most Americans forget:  Senator Rubio, together with Senator McCain and Senator Graham were strong supporters of Mrs. Clinton’s regime change in Libya.  Senator Rubio and his Senate friends had insisted on a “no fly zone” to save “innocent Libyans.”  Today Senator Rubio no longer mentions Libya; that is just Hillary’s problem since after all, she was the Secretary of State.

If you listen to Marco Rubio lately (4th. Debate, Nov. 10, 2015) you would hear his support for a different “no fly zone” today:  in Iraq where Russian planes are bombing.  He thinks the USA must make a statement.  What kind of statement?  We wish to start WWIII to show our machismo?  He also, on the same debate, called the President of a major country we must deal with a gangster.  Why would Putin wish to deal with Rubio as President?  It is time instead to talk to Putin and bring him to a coalition of our western allies to fight together the battle against Islamist terrorism and annihilation of ISIS.

Don’t allow Senator Rubio’s slick cleverness to distract you from the issues.  Senator Rubio has the tendency to embellish as well as “double-speak” when convenient.  He was chosen some years back as the future golden boy of the Republican Establishment.  He was never a Tea Party favorite.  The only reason Tea Party supporters endorsed and voted for Rubio was because the alternative was Charlie Crist, a RINO turned Independent and now a Democrat.  By the way, Mr. Crist was a cabinet member under Governor Jeb Bush.  Another present from the Bush family.

Marco Rubio owes his Senate seat to the support of Governor Jeb Bush and the Bush donors.  Entering the presidential race after only one term in the Senate surely had to upset the Bush family.  It was supposed to be Jeb’s turn now.

Hope both of them, Rubio and Bush fight it out until the Florida primary.  Let us see then who is left standing, more probably neither one.

 

 

 

The GOP’s Dirty Little Secret

“The Donald” has done it again! Donald Trump has been brutally honest about illegal immigration crime rates:  “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. …They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”  And what has been the reaction from the GOP and the usual media, including many in Fox News?  They have viciously attacked Donald Trump as a racist bigot and they have deceptively twisted his words to make believe he meant all Mexican immigrants.  Brit Hume, who should just fade away in retirement, commented that “chickens will come home to roost” when those conservatives realize Trump is actually a Democrat.  Mr. Hume assumes we are too ignorant to understand what Trump is doing.  But the issue is not Trump’s Party loyalty; it is the crime wave brought about by the liberal policy of sanctuary cities.  The American people are not worshipping Donald Trump, the business tycoon; they are not looking at whether he is a Democrat or a Republican; they are hearing the truth and the facts Trump has clearly stated about how Mexico is treating our country.

Here are some facts that cannot be ignored:

1. Breitbart News published a report from ICE obtained by the Center for Immigration Studies that shows 168,680 convicted criminal immigrants who had the final orders of removal were still at large in the U.S.  Another 179,018 convicted criminal immigrants with deportation pending remained at large.

2.   According to the Justice Department:  We have”94 federal court districts in this country and the five located near the southern border see a large portion of criminal cases.”  “Over 40% of criminal cases last fiscal year were filed in court districts neighboring the Mexican border….Nearly 22% (13,383) were drug related, 19.7% (12,123) were violent crimes and 10.2% (6,300) involved white-collar offenses”  (Breitbart News by John Nolte10 Jul 2015)

3.  According to statistics released from the United States government: “Of the 862 alien sex offenders deported by the Texas-based offices, about 27 percent were convicted of sex offenses against children.”(Breitbart News by John Nolte10 Jul 2015)

4.  In 2013 the Obama administration released 36,007 criminal immigrants who had nearly 88,000 convictions between them. Those convictions included 193 homicide convictions, 426 sexual assault convictions, 303 kidnapping convictions, and 1,075 aggravated assault convictions.”(Breitbart News by John Nolte10 Jul 2015)

5.  Statistics cited by Samuel Huntington in Who Are We: The Challenges to America’s National Identity. Percentage of all Americans except Mexican-Americans in 1989-90 without a high school diploma was 23.5%.
Percentages of Mexican Americans without a high school diploma in the same years:
First generation: 69.9%
Second generation: 51.5%
Third generation: 33.0%
Fourth generation: 41.9%

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) National Council president Chris Crane testified that the “Gang of Eight legislation currently before the Senate reflects an absence of law enforcement input as it contains no tangible plan for border security and for the most part ignores interior enforcement altogether, while simultaneously creating a path to citizenship for members of criminal street gangs as well as a majority of criminal aliens currently residing in the United States illegally.”

“In short, we are shocked by the lack of border security and interior enforcement measures as well as the level of criminality permitted by the Gang of Eight legislation,” he declared

Women and girls crossing Mexico on trains are raped by gangs. The “coyotes” leading people illegally across the U.S. border include robbers, rapists and killers, who often leave these people to die in the desert.

“State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America” by Pat Buchanan in 2006 cited researcher Heather Mac Donald of Manhattan Institute:   two-thirds of the 17,000 outstanding fugitive felony warrants in Los Angeles were for illegal immigrants, as were 95 percent of 1,200-1,500 outstanding warrants for homicide.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2015/07/trump-and-the-gop-border-war/#7rb37Dfwp4wrmXoq.99

The 2016 Republican presidential candidate said Mexican drug cartels are using immigrants to smuggle heroin, cocaine and other illicit drugs into the United States.

“The Border Patrol knows this. Likewise, tremendous infectious disease is pouring across the border,” Trump continued.  Trump on also said his original remarks were being “deliberately distorted by the media.”

“I have great respect for Mexico and love their people and their peoples’ great spirit. The problem is, however, that their leaders are far smarter, more cunning, and better negotiators than ours,” Trump said, mentioning trade policies.

“I have lost a lot during this Presidential run defending the people of the United States,” Trump added, nodding to the cut business ties.

“Macy’s, NBC, Serta and NASCAR have all taken the weak and very sad position of being politically correct even though they are wrong in terms of what is good for our country,” he continued, also criticizing Univision.

Rubio joined Democrats and liberals—as well as most of the mainstream media—in attacking Trump for calling out international criminals who exploit America’s weak and insecure border to get into the United States illegally.

“Trump’s comments are not just offensive and inaccurate, but also divisive,” Rubio said. “Our next president needs to be someone who brings Americans together – not someone who continues to divide. Our broken immigration system is something that needs to be solved, and comments like this move us further from – not closer to – a solution. We need leaders who offer serious solutions to secure our border and fix our broken immigration system.”

There are plenty of others throughout the mainstream media and institutional left who have slammed Trump as well as some Republicans like former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former New York Gov. George Pataki.  This will only increase the popularity of Donald Trump as a candidate.  The only Americans that seemed disturbed by the illegal immigration facts are the Democrats, the media and the Republican Establishment that continues to listen to the Chamber of Commerce and the big business lobbyists.

 

The Upside Down World—–my noncompliance

The Twilight Zone

Do you feel disoriented? confused? living in another planet, or in The Twilight Zone?  You’re not alone. We live today in a world created by evil forces in every facet of our lives daily pushing to convince us we have been wrong and we must join the “progressive” movement to reach out for a better tomorrow.

About to lose everything for the second time in my life, I’m fighting these evil forces with all my being; mind and soul. I pray daily to St. Michael the Archangel for protection and courage to stand up to evil. With God’s help, I will not yield to it and will never comply. They wish to transform all the goodness in my life into evil by portraying sinful behavior as normal and healthy, as a cultural advancement just like a new mobile phone or computer app.

The United States of America, the birth place of liberty and the Bill of Rights, is currently under the administration of an oppressive narcissistic Marxist and Muslim sympathizer, Barack Hussein Obama. We elected twice a man whose goal is to transform our nation from a democratic Republic to a socialistic tyranny.

This government is replacing our Constitution and Bill of Rights with Marxist doctrine and cradle to grave nanny state that would rob us of our freedom,  independence, and God given rights. It won’t work! There are too many of us who will not comply, who will rebel, and who will continue to fight for our freedoms.  They surely will never conquer neither my mind nor my soul.

They wish to demoralize and divide my Catholic Church by choosing a Pope who sympathizes with communists and their so called “social justice.” It won’t work! I come from a Catholic family, immigrants from Spain. Spain was, still is, and will again remain Catholic.  My Catholicism is in my blood, in my DNA, as a descendant of Celtic people who fought the Muslims for over 700 years, the first victory occurring in the mountains of Asturias where I still have family. It went on until Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand, both devout Catholics, conquered the last bastion of Islam in Spain: Granada. Queen Isabel had to deal with some corrupt and immoral Popes, but she maintained her faith until death. The Pope is not the Church. All who remain true to the Catholic faith compose the Church. I will remain loyal to the Catholic teaching of my grade/high school Dominican sisters, to the Holy Spirit in my soul, and to the Bible as the Word of God. Those principles will never change and neither will I. Pope Francis will some day passed on and God will judge him, not me.

Our culture has been hijacked by nihilism and hedonism.  Today we live in a society of hatred, violence, envy, resentment, corruption, lawlessness, and immorality.  All methods of communication constantly bombard us with acceptance of the LGBT agenda, including same-sex marriage.   The Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage in our country with a vote of 5 to 4.  We have here five progressive attorneys, some senile, redefining the institution of marriage that has been maintained for centuries and established as a sacrament by our Lord Jesus Christ.   As if that wasn’t enough, the LGBT organization demands we accept also the transgender agenda with the media in full cooperation telling us Bruce Jenner is now “Caitlyn.”  Bruce recently transformed into a woman by radical facial surgery, a wig and air brushing photography.  Not only that, but they view this person as someone of courage, not our military men and women, not our police or firemen, but a psychologically disturbed individual that no matter how much he tries will always be a man because his DNA contains that XY Chromosome.

Rachel Dolezal, a civil rights activist recently had to resign as president of the NAACP chapter of Spokane, Washington, when this past June her parents identified her as a white woman who had been presenting herself as an African American.  She and her supporters contend there is no lying since she thinks of herself as being an African American woman.  In other words, we now have a man, Bruce Jenner, who changed his appearance to look feminine, insisting on being called Caitlyn because he is now a woman.  And we have a white woman insisting of being African American because that is how she identifies.  And the worst of it all is that there are people who actually believe in these fantasies.

As for our Justice system, many of our judges have lost respect for the law. Our politicians including President Obama, Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch are inciting riots against police and order in our cities.  Baltimore has become just another “killing field” where Black lives only matter if killed by a policeman.  President Obama and his DOJ are accomplices in the murder of poor Blacks in Baltimore.  Breaking eggs is just part of making that omelet, so why not sacrifice a few lives?  Obama’s wish is that promise to bring a national police force, one more brick needed to build that totally transformed America.

Many of our government officials are corrupt and inept. A former President, Bill Clinton, and Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton have been running a corrupt scheme passing as charity. They have even sold out our Uranium sources to our enemies in exchange for millions of dollars.  Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State has acted as an arms dealer, allowing the sale of American weapons to some unworthy customers while those governments made hefty donations to the Clinton Foundation.  They go on as if nothing is wrong.  Hillary Clinton declares her candidacy for President while all her scandals are being hushed by her faithful thugs and the adoring media.   Richard Nixon is a saint now by comparison.

We have had so many major scandals that it is difficult to keep up with all of them: Fast and Furious, IRS, Benghazi, Veterans Hospitals, etc. No one has gone to jail; no one has even been indicted.  American patriots came to the polls again in 2014 to help the GOP obtain control of the Senate, as it had done before to give them control of the House.  But what has Congress done so far with this majority?  We hear our Congressmen speak, we see them calling committee meetings, and promising us changes and end to corruption.  The clock ticks, the people lose hope, nothing seems to change, no one is indicted, we pray in vain—-what happened to our faith, where is our God?

God is nearer to us than we think.  The 9/11 terrorist attack brought us unity briefly, but it wasn’t enough to bring us back to our Judeo/Christian values.  God had to allow us to get our way, to erroneously and sinfully worship an idol, Obama, the One who promised us Hope & Change, who would bring peace and stop the rise of the oceans.  How different are we from the Israelites under Moses?  We complain about God; how can He exist as pure Goodness and yet allow ISIS to decapitate, crucify, and burn innocent people?  We dare to blame God instead of taking responsibility for our actions.

Let us not despair! God can still spare our country if enough Americans pray for repentance and forgiveness.  We don’t have to join the multitude; we don’t have to follow the trends.  We can remain true to our Judeo/Christian values, to our family, to our friends, to our country.  “Be not conformed to this world; but be you transformed by the redeeming of your mind.”  Rom. XII. 2   “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”  Rom. XII.21

May God have mercy on us and may He bring sinners to repentance.  Oremus!

 

 

And the Pope is Green

Pope FrancisPope Francis will soon be releasing an encyclical on the environment and human ecology that will most likely contradict the principles and politics of most conservative Catholics, particularly in the United States. Is the global Left counting on Pope Francis to help them split the Catholic Church? The Catholic Church has been around for over two thousand years and has survived many different battles, including the yoke of communist regimes in Catholic countries like Poland.  Will it survive Pope Francis alignment with leftist movements?  Has the Left finally come out with a method that will destroy the power of the Church? I fear it will indeed cause great damage to an already weakened Church. The Left has been busy for years preparing for this moment.  Is it a coincidence we have a Marxist President in the USA and a leftist leaning Pope in Rome?  And let us not forget the unholy alliance of international communism with the jihadi Islamists! As a Catholic and Cuban immigrant, I have become suspicious of the tactics used by communists and those Catholics involved in “Social Justice.” Just when the “Global Warming” or “Climate Change” movement is beginning to lose credibility in our society, the “believers” find support from an unsuspected source:  The Catholic Church.  According to an article on the Daily Beast: “The encyclical isn’t even out yet and at least one climate-change-denying conservative group has claimed that the Pope has been misled and misinformed.”  What this writer calls “climate change-denying conservative group is The Heartland Institute.  This organization together with CFACT have for years provided the facts on the climate issue.  Thousands of scientists are on their side (see signatures on petition: http://www.petitionproject.org/signers_by_state_main.php).  The Vatican authorities did not allow this organization  representatives to participate.  Why not allow opposition to also be represented? Interviewed in this article was Dr. Christiana Peppard, a “specialist” in environmental ethics who teaches in the theology department at Fordham University.  Dr. Peppard declared that “viewed from the angle of consumptive impact, it would be super-developed countries like the U.S. that need to slow our reproductive rates in order to be proportionate consumers of the earth’s goods.”  I knew someone will point this out:  it is all about evil, selfish, capitalistic Americans! Will Pope Francis agree that Americans need to bring down our reproductive rates?  How will this be accomplished when Obama is encouraging ethnic groups who produce the most children to cross the border illegally and then be given amnesty, while also allowing mass immigration from Muslim countries—–well known for high birth rates. Finally, I get the picture.  The International Left with help from Islamists, big business, NGOs, religious organizations, and unscrupulous billionaires like George Soros have united under the guidance of the Alinsky rules to bring down the United States of America as a constitutional Republic and replace it with a totalitarian government that will redistribute our wealth to all parasitic governments in the world.  That is indeed the ultimate goal of the climate change hoax:  take over our wealth and destroy our middle class. Is this what an envoy of our Lord Jesus Christ would want? I cannot declare the reason for the Pope to join in this adventure against Americans but I know he has at times called the US out about our wealth and our capitalism without once mentioning our charity and compassion.  It is difficult to understand why a Pope, a man of God, would not even try to listen to those who oppose this issue, as if they didn’t count as human beings, many being Catholics.  Why is he “cherry picking” among millions—–did Jesus loved only the “poor”?  He seems driven by a zealous political/social crusade instead of by love of God. Does Pope Francis not understand what happens to the poorest people in the world when energy availability is curtailed?  The poor are the ones who benefit the most from fossil fuels produced cheaply instead of the wood burning methods that brings them respiratory diseases.  The only people who benefit by curtailing fossil fuels are the multibillionaires who have invested in “green technology” that is inefficient or who wish to monopolize energy sources, like Vladimir Putin. The same wealthy globalists that have exploited our economies have also taken advantage of the scientific ignorance of our populations.  When was Science changed to a democratic vote by the majority?  The science that currently is taught in schools comes from politicians and the media reliance on junk science, like Al Gore’s movie An Inconvenient Truth.  A large number of scientists have been skeptical about global warming for years, and with good reason.  CO2 levels on earth have in the past been four to eighteen times the current readings.  Global climate has warmed since the Little Ice Age (1400 to 1700 AD).  The first occurred between 1900 and 1945, and the second in 1975 until 1998, and then stopped and began falling again after reaching a high of 1.16ºF above the average global mean temperature. There hasn’t been any warming since then.  In addition, we must keep in mind that all the information from the IPCC reports (United Nations) comes from computer models.  The actual temperatures measured by both satellite data and independent balloon data show a near zero trend from 1979-1997. How is it moral to deny cheap energy for the poorest people on earth so that the elitists can enjoy nature at their pleasure?  How is it moral Christian teaching to place the earth above human beings?  Genesis  1:27-28: ——-  “God created man in his image, in the divine image he created him;  male and female he created them. God blessed them, saying:  Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it.  Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the  birds on the air, and all the living things that move on earth.” Without cheap energy millions cannot provide food and clean water for their families.  Why should the poor in Africa have no right to the development that energy has brought to the West?  Reduction of carbon emissions would bring disaster to the poorest people on earth, the ones Christians are supposed to love.  A 50% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050 would only reduce global average temperature in 2100 by an inconsequential 0.07C. Even an elimination of all CO2 emissions by the United States would prevent only 0.17C of warming.”  (Climate Depot:  Does Caring for “the Least of These” Demand Fighting Global Warming?). I pray daily to St. John Paul II to save his Church from the errors and closed mind of Pope Francis.  Pope John Paul II was a major player in bringing down communist USSR.  He knew communism because he lived it.  Pray that St. John Paul guide his beloved Church into doing the will of God.

The Clintons—unaccountable grifters

Clinton CashThe Clinton drama is back. Madam Hillary finally decided to throw her hat in the presidential ring one more time. And what an entrance that was! As a “Woman of the People”, Hillary was driven in a van named Scooby to Iowa. A van with tinted windows and driven by secret service, chased by the media paparazzi trying hard to get a glimpse of this woman. As if well rehearsed, Ms. Clinton visited a Chiplote restaurant where she ordered a simple meal: chicken burrito, while wearing sun glasses. Why eat a burrito while not interacting with the humans in the establishment? Guess was just for a photo op!  Of course, Bill was no place to be seen.

Hillary Clinton is afraid of the American people and the media.  Those pesky questions about her personal server and the deleted Emails should not need to be answered by her majesty Hillary.  As for Benghazigate, well “what difference at this point does it make?  And don’t bother asking about Whitewater, Travelgate, Vince Foster’s death, cattle’s futures, or missing documents; it is so yesterday and we must move on.

As former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State, she is too powerful and important to have to answer to her peons; just inferior people who can’t understand she’s “the smartest woman” in the world.  But being smart does not necessarily makes her wise nor honest.

The criminality of keeping government documents in a personal Email system and deleting those she doesn’t want us to see is just secondary to the Clinton’s latest scandal:  selling out our country in exchange for millions of dollars to their “charitable” Clinton Foundation.  Charity Navigator, refuses to give the Clinton Foundation a rating:  “The Clinton family’s mega-charity took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9 million on direct aid.The group spent the bulk of its windfall on administration, travel, and salaries and bonuses, with the fattest payouts going to family friends.”

Jonathan Allen of Vox reported that:  “At least 181 companies, individuals, and foreign governments that have given to the Clinton Foundation also lobbied the State Department when Hillary Clinton ran the place.” and “Bill Clinton accepted more than $2.5 million in speaking fees from 13 major corporations and trade associations that lobbied the U.S. State Department while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, an International Business Times investigation has found.”  Go to this link to read the corporations that gave donations:  http://www.vox.com/2015/4/28/8501643/Clinton-foundation-donors-State

The Clinton Foundation received donations of over $8 million and pledges of $20 million, from Interpipe, a company owned by Ukranian Victor Pinchuk, which was in violation of the sanctions against Iran by selling oil pipeline to it in 2011 and 2012.

According to Peter Schweizer in his book “Clinton Cash”, it was “Hillary’s State Department, working with USAID, the United States Agency for International Development, that would oversee America’s relief effort to Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010.  The government of Haiti set up the IHRC, Interim Haiti Recovery Commission to coordinate efforts and named co-chairs of the IHRC Executive Committee, Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, and Bill Clinton himself.”  A system was created to transfer money via cell phones, the Haitian Mobile Money Initiative.  The company chosen to provide this service was a small unknown telephone service, Digicel, owned by Denis O’Brien, an Irish billionaire who had ties to Bill Clinton and had donated money to the Foundation.  Another small company that was awarded a gold permit was VCS Mining, which didn’t actually have much mining experience, but would soon have Hillary Clinton’s brother, Tony Rodham, on its board.”

 Every time we think the corruption cannot get any worse, here come the Clintons to prove us wrong again.  The Russian state-owned atomic agency Rosatom bought a 17% share in Uranium One, a Canadian owned company with uranium mines in Wyoming.  The deal was approved by a few agencies in the US, including the State Department while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State.   Donations to The Clinton Foundation were received by investors in Uranium One between 2005 and 2001.  In addition, Bill Clinton received half million dollars in 2010 for a single speech in Moscow from a Kremlin affiliated bank.

What can be worse than allowing a Russian company to buy a majority interest in a Uranium mine on American soil in exchange for millions of dollars?   It sounds like a 007 movie with Comrade Putin playing Mr. Evil who wishes to control the world’s Uranium.  Why is Putin so interested in Russia being the largest producer of Uranium?  Do we understand how corrupt and treasonous this deal is?  We’re talking URANIUM! 

Uranium is a chemical element found in most rocks in concentrations of 2 to 4 ppm (parts per million).  Uranium sources are most abundant in Australia, Canada and Kazakhstan.  Other countries fairly rich in Uranium are Russia, USA, South Africa, Namibia, Niger, Brazil and Ukraine.  It is present in nature as three different isotopes:  U 238, the most abundant (over 99%), U 235 (0.7%) and U 234 (traces).  U 235 is the isotope that is fissile, that is, its atoms can split while releasing energy.  While U 238 is not fissile; it is “fertile”, that is when bombarded with neutrons it can become Pu 239 (Plutonium) which is fissile.

Scientists can either enrich Uranium sources so as to obtain larger amounts of U 235, or use U 238 to produce Pu 239.  Either way nuclear energy is obtained.  The latter method uses a breeder reactor.  Both can be used for producing electricity and radioisotopes, as well as atomic weapons.  For atomic weapons the Uranium 235 and Plutonium 239 must be enriched over 90%.   In a nuclear reactor, the fission chain reaction can be controlled to create enough heat to produce steam which spins a turbine to drive a generator, producing electricity.  Several countries in the world use nuclear reactors for over 30% of their electricity, among them most European countries:   Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, and Ukraine.

Russia also provides natural gas to western Europe via its company Gazprom which was set up in 1989 as the first “private” company but with the state controlling over fifty per cent of shares.  It controls one-fifth of world gas reserves and supplies over 25% of natural gas of European countries.

Let us now connect the dots.  Putin plays the game much better than Obama.  Putin made his career and deceitfulness serving in the KGB.  He understands that he who controls energy and nuclear weapons controls the world.  Energy is the blood of a country; it gives life and movement; it commands its economy and its national security.  Countries that depend on other countries for its energy can easily become subservient and powerless to direct their own destiny.  Not only can Putin take over Ukraine (rich in Uranium mines) but he can blackmail the USA with his capacity to export Uranium to Iran.

It has never been enough for Bill and Hillary Clinton.  The more power they have and the wealthier they become, the more they want.  With the Clintons we always find a new low for the bottom of the barrel.   After a tumultuous and corrupt eight years of the Clinton administration, many thought the George W. Bush administration would help clean up the mess; investigate the scandals; and bring the guilty to justice.  Instead, we were treated to W’s “compassionate conservatism” that not only didn’t investigate the scandals but ended up welcoming the Clintons into the Bush family.  Bill Clinton became another son for Bush Sr. and a brother to Bush Jr.  Hillary Clinton was awarded by Governor Jeb Bush for her service to our country.

George W. Bush, had no business forgiving corruption in the name of all American citizens.  He acted on this as a personal matter instead of as the President who was to serve the People.

 

Of Heroes, Traitors and Wimps

Hillary Clinton And Benjamin Netanyahu Meet In Washington

The past few weeks we have been bombarded with more scandals and corruption. It is now to be expected practically weekly, if not daily. Today’s blog is dedicated to my random thoughts on the people making the news lately:  Heroes, Traitors, and Wimps. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, March 3 about the danger of having a nuclear Iran.   He believes the deal President Obama is making with Iran is very dangerous and came to warn Americans and clearly stated his position, much unlike our President.   He warned us that not only Iran will develop a nuclear arsenal soon but will also develop an intercontinental ballistic missile program.  He cautioned us about Iran’s terrorist connections, seizing Yemeni and expanding control to Iraq and Syria.  It took an Israeli leader to speak up and warn the American people of the dangers when dealing with Iran.  Benjamin Netanyahu is a hero; has always been and will never give up to terrorists.  Speaker Boehner deserves our thanks for inviting him to speak in Congress, despite the numerous media criticisms.  Some Democrats decided not to attend while Nancy Pelosi acted again as the childish wealthy brat she is.  They and their President are the traitors, trying to sell us a dangerous deal so the President gets his legacy.

Too bad that right after such magnificent performance by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, Speaker Boehner decided to accept full funding for DHS,  including money for illegal aliens in the unconstitutional Obama executive order for amnesty.  In just a few hours, John Boehner went from hero to traitor.  Any government official who allows and approves of an unconstitutional executive order is a traitor.  John Boehner didn’t care about the validity of this order as long as it complied with the wishes of the Chamber of Commerce.  Shame on you Mr. Speaker!  It is time for you to retire, the sooner the better.  And let us not forget the equally treasonous Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.  He promised much to Republicans if only they got him elected Majority leader but has since shown he has zero backbone.  That week there was only one hero in Washington DC and his name is Benjamin Netanyahu! Shortly after this display of cowardice by our wimpy Republicans, one bright light shone in DC:  the newly elected and youngest member of the US Senate, Tom Cotton, wrote a letter to the Iranian leaders about their nuclear deal with President Obama.  It reminded them that any deal by the President must be approved by the US Senate to be valid.  It was a great lesson on our Constitution not only to the Iranian mullahs but to our own President.  The letter was signed by 46 other Republican senators.  Senator Cotton was a war hero in Iraq & Afghanistan and, continues to be a hero in the Senate today.  Even though some Democrats agree with him, they dared not sign the letter for fear of repercussions from the Obama administration.  They were the wimps of the week!

And as if we don’t have enough scandals and corruption in the Obama administration, here come the Clintons again.  It was revealed by the New York Times and other news media including Fox News, that Hillary Clinton had kept a personal Email and server for all her State Department official business.  After almost a week Hillary Clinton gave a press conference in which she admitted having kept a personal account and a home server for all of her official business when she was Secretary of State.  She showed her usual arrogance by stating that it was done for convenience, not having to carry with her two phones and concluding that all official Emails had been turn over to the State Department after she had conveniently deleted the personal Emails. Not only Mrs. Clinton conveniently deleted Emails corresponding to the dates around the Benghazi incident on September 11, 2012; but it is known that foreign money to the Clinton Foundation was received during the years when she acted in the official capacity as Secretary of State.  While Hillary Clinton continues her path for more wealth and power, her husband Bill seems to have never learned the lesson with the Lewinsky scandal.  Bill Clinton’s friend,  Jeffrey Epstein, is a financier who was arrested in 2008 for soliciting underage prostitutes.  A new lawsuit has revealed that Bill Clinton took multiple trips to Epstein’s private island where he ‘kept young women as sex slaves’.   Can anyone believe Bill didn’t participate on the island’s orgies?

The Clintons never learned any lessons because no one ever held them accountable for their abuse of power.  When George W. Bush became President, all decent law abiding Americans were hoping his administration would bring accountability for the Clinton’s administration scandals.  Instead, the Bush family decided to “adopt” Bill Clinton as another son of George H.W. Bush and Hillary as their daughter-in-law who was presented with an award by Jeb Bush for her public service. Once again Bill and Hillary Clinton are the traitors and the Bush family have become enablers, not just simple wimps.  Hopefully we will still find a hero on this major corruption scandal, perhaps Congressman Trey Gowdy will finally subpoena Hillary Clinton, her server, and all her communications.

After almost a year of debate, the Army charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.  If convicted he could serve a life prison sentence.   An independent review by the Government Accountability Office —” said President Obama broke the law in authorizing the release of five Taliban detainees held by the United States in exchange for Bergdahl without consulting Congress.”  One more treasonous act by President Obama who seems to prefer those with anti-American sentiments.  Bergdahl is a traitor but the soldiers in his units are true patriots.  Six of them were interviewed by Megyn Kelly on Fox News; and all six told us the truth:  that Bergdahl had abandoned his post and his fellow soldiers to go looking for the Taliban.  They brought this truth in the open for everyone to know.  Then the wimps of the New York Times decided that Bergdahl should be forgiven because he already had suffered enough at the hands of the Taliban.  Did he not seek them?  He only gets what he deserves!

And last, here comes election news again.  We will have almost two years of constant polling, interviews of candidates, pro-Hillary comments and gotcha questions for Republicans  by our treasonous news media.  Not even Fox News is exempt from the carnival atmosphere we face beginning now.  Let us prepare ourselves by not watching or listening to much of the political news until we are ready to make up our minds.  Each of us can and should do his/her own vetting of the candidates and make a much better decision than if we constantly listen to the news media.

Good luck!