Who is really thinking here?

© 2016 Jim Spence - The curious thing about the debate reaction after Monday night was the reaction by the so-called intellectuals in the Republican Party. Of course the left leaning elites in the Democratic Party trotted out the same tired old analysis of any debate that they always do. They don’t really analyze after a debate. They simply repeat absurd accusations over and over. According to Democratic talking heads, every Republican presidential nominee in my entire life has been an incorrigible racist. Harry Reid called Trump a racist on the floor of the U.S. Senate yesterday. What a surprise. He does that every four years. The Democrat playbook has not changed. Divide the country along racial lines is and will always be the priority of all Democrats, until the GOP nominates a Hispanic or black candidate.
What has changed was the way the so called intellectual elites in the Republican Party analyzed the debate on Monday. On sites like National Review and the Weekly Standard, Trump’s performance was almost universally panned. I have never seen this before. The point here is pretty simple. Most of the GOP think tanks cannot stand Trump. They are so caught up in their dislike for him, that like the Bush family, they are willing to allow Hillary Clinton to turn the Supreme Court into a permanent Marxist stronghold for the Democrats and destroy any chance we have to save this country from sinister litigation.
There is something else going on beneath the surface of the unprincipled elites that dominate the discourse on both sides of the political spectrum. There are millions of Americans who don’t eat sleep and drink politics every day who realize that all of these really smart and well-read hotshots are all about status quo. There can be no other explanation for the Bush family being willing to put another Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the court. There can be no other explanation for National Review or the Weekly Standard tacitly paving the way for the Clinton Crime Syndicate to take over America, than a underlying preference for the status quo. It really doesn’t matter if Trump will appoint someone with sense to help Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito, Trump has insulted the National Review and Weekly Standard types. They don’t like that at all. They all have their dignity.
Again, I did not watch the “debate.” I haven’t watched a presidential “debate” in many years. It is too disturbing to me to hear Democrats fire the racist accusation at someone with reverence for the constitution as if it were an inhale/exhale/racist accusation reflex sequence. However, I did look at a broad range of polls the next day. It is clear that the majority of the public thought Trump won the debate, while all of the so-called intellectuals in both political camps thought Trump was horrible and Hillary won. It is just one more example of what happens when America is both governed and analyzed by either Marxists, or “Read My Lips” Republicans for far too long.
Given what is at stake with the Supreme Court the question has to be asked. Who is really thinking clearly here……….the GOP elites or the people sick of status quo?


Not a single word

© 2016 Jim Spence - Let me begin this column by conceding that I did not watch the “debate” last night. Listening to and/or watching Hillary Clinton for five minutes or Trump for ten would be the sort of self-imposed torture that only a masochist would sign up for. If you did watch the circus you should be congratulated for your pain and irritation tolerance.
First thing this morning I surveyed numerous news outlets to see what the candidates had to say regarding, border security/immigration, the Clinton email scandal which ensnared Mr. Obama over the weekend when it was revealed that he communicated via email on her unsecured server using a pseudonym, the blatant financial corruption of the Clinton Foundation, and the failures in Benghazi where four Americans were killed on Mrs. Clinton’s watch and she was caught in a despicable web of lies.
It would seem according to various "news" accounts of the “debate” that not a single question was asked by any of the four moderators on any of these subjects despite the fact there was a full ninety minutes of time to do so.
There you have it, the American news media in all of its glory. Mrs. Clinton has the most astonishing negatives in the history of politics on her total lack of honesty, mainly because she has been caught telling lies about her email, the deaths of her subordinates in Benghazi, and the Clinton Foundation, and yet not a single debate moderator saw fit to call her out on these issues and give her a chance to lie some more or come clean. And like him or hate him, Mr. Trump took down every other Republican candidate on the immigration/border security issue. It is a big issue that Mrs. Clinton has challenged him on repeatedly. Not a single word.
Apparently, thanks in great part to Clinton campaign surrogate Lester Holt, the two talked plenty about racism.
No wonder this country is headed the wrong direction.


Taking a dump on America

© 2016 Jim Spence - Document dumps on Friday afternoons that disclose criminal activity have become a way of life for the Obama administration this year. Ordered by a federal judge to comply with the Freedom of Information Act, important documents have been slow dripped to the American public. Or more accurately, slow dripped to the American free press for the last few years of this dreadful presidency. Of course the Obama bureaucrats have played the news cycle delay game, making it harder to connect the dots. However, the vast majority of the free press is little more than a cheering section for Mr. Obama anyway, so there are very few journalists who actually might try to do their jobs and connect the criminal dots.

This weekend a document dump finally helped inquiring minds connect the dots that were created a few months ago when FBI Director James Comey grabbed the national spotlight. It was then that Comey announced despite widespread evidence that Hillary Clinton committed crimes, that he would not recommend the Obama Department of Justice prosecute her. Of course Comey was grilled on Capitol Hill for his transgressions. And as he answered questions by lawmakers, Comey knew that Hillary Clinton had already lied under oath to Congress. Coyly, Comey pretended that he did not know that what she said during her sworn testimony.....clearly contradicted what she told his FBI.

What FBI Director Comey did was shady and clumsy. But what Comey did worked. Democrats, aided by their staunch allies in the media, began to obfuscate the implications of what Comey said and what Mrs. Clinton did. Mrs. Clinton remained the Democratic Party nominee.

Last Friday it all became clear to those of following Clinton email scandal why the FBI director refused to follow the law and prosecute her. It seems, according to Friday’s document dump, that Mr. Obama communicated frequently via email with then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. And get this…..Obama used a pseudonym to disguise his identity. Friday’s document dump disclosed that Clinton aide Huma Abedin was dumbfounded when the FBI inexplicably told her that Obama had been ensnared in the scandal by emailing Clinton using a pseudonym. When Abedin learned of this revelation she first wondered aloud how those exchanges could “not be classified.” And then Abedin wisely asked the FBI for a “copy” of those emails.

Abedin is no dummy. She knew that with evidence in her possession that Obama was clearly involved directly in the scandal, the only way her boss Hillary would be prosecuted for her conduct, would be if the Obama administration was ready for Clinton's lawyers to disclose Obama's involvement in all of these illegal activities. Of course the Obama DOJ was not about to expose its own boss to the scandal, so the DOJ/FBI declined to prosecute Mrs. Clinton. They had to stop the cancer from spreading even if what they did was dirty.

As the saying goes......and now WE KNOW. If Obama's Department of Justice had prosecuted Hillary Clinton as they have prosecuted hundreds of people for mishandling classified information, Hillary’s defense would have been……..look, even Obama communicated with me via my unsecured server. He used a pseudonym that we agreed on to disguise his identity and cover his tracks.

What will come of this? Not much. The Obama administration waited until the weekend/eve of the presidential debates knowing that the media would not be bothering to connect dots, but instead would be laser focusing on the circus debate event that will take place tonight.

In yesterday’s column I posted a picture of Obama and Nixon side by side. The Nixon administration disgraced itself with criminal conduct up and down the chain of command and multiple convictions and resignations. The only difference between Nixon and Obama is a sense of shame. Nixon had a little, Obama has none.


Swickard: Budget special session possibilities

© 2016 Michael Swickard, Ph.D.  New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez will call a special legislative session because of lower oil and gas revenues than projected. If there are budget cuts, will some government workers get fired? Or will there be a tax increase a month before the November election? Both solutions may cost votes for legislators in close races.
            Cutting the budget usually means someone loses their government job because much of the state’s budget is used to hire people. Often the way those people in charge respond to budget cuts is to fire the most crucially important people first because the citizen outcry may protect their budget.
            Organizations often target doctors, EMTs, fire and police along with in-classroom educators. That always gets lots of citizen outcry and media attention.
            Years ago in Albuquerque there was a budget crunch in the police department so they fired the street policemen in the worse section of town. Did they touch administrative people? No, because the citizens of Albuquerque wouldn’t care if those employees were fired.
            The citizens of Albuquerque capitulated and added more tax revenue to the budget rather than lose critical police protection. Some politicians claim that everyone employed by the State of New Mexico is essential to the state. They proclaim loudly to the media that taking any money away from existing programs will result in catastrophic damage to our state.
            The talking point: there are no workers on the state’s payroll who are not completely essential. Further, we citizens will be told we must consider that state employees are just like us with bills to pay and kids to raise so being fired is featured in the media reports letting us citizens know that firing state workers will destroy lives.
            Another option being discussed is to increase taxes. That way no one is fired. But in the middle of an election voters can express displeasure quickly. Increasing taxes is unlikely this time.
            One thing not being discussed much is that they can raid the New Mexico Permanent Funds. Some people call them “Rainy day funds.” The quick way is to confiscate needed financial resources from the New Mexico Tobacco or other small funds.
            The two funds with plenty of money are the New Mexico Land-Grant Fund created in 1912 and the 1973 created New Mexico Severance Tax Fund. It is dangerous to take money from these funds because these two funds are set to provide about one seventh of the entire New Mexico budget next year.
            It is not easy to raid these funds because legislators in the past realized the glimmering pot of money would be quite attractive to politicians who only thought short-term. States like California had vast financial resources which were taken in a short-term political frenzy years ago. Now California is close to bankruptcy.
            New Mexico’s budget increased more than fifty percent under former Governor Bill Richardson from 2003 to 2010. It went from about four billion dollars to almost seven billion dollars a year.
            The long-term solution is to increase the economy and the budget will be corrected as long as New Mexico doesn’t elect another free spender like Richardson. There is never enough money for free spenders.
            New Mexico revenues are down because the oil and gas industry is cyclically at a low point. It is a cycle but the government increase is linear. There are always difficulties when the energy resources go down.
            Roy Blunt wrote, “The shortest path to more American jobs is more American energy and more jobs that relate to American energy.” That is what New Mexico needs however the problem for New Mexico politicians is that the environmental lobby has lots of power and does not want New Mexico to increase energy jobs.
            So the source of money from the energy sector may not be politically available to some legislators. There are no other easily increased revenue sources. Raising taxes usually results in people and businesses leaving the state thereby actually lowering collected revenues.
            New Mexico’s government is still far larger than just a few years ago with the same number of citizens. Ultimately New Mexico’s state government is about creating jobs and political power. Tough decisions cannot be avoided at this time.


Importing terror and dividing America, a sorry legacy

© 2016 Jim Spence - Last weekend it was a Muslim from Afghanistan who was captured after terrorizing the New York/New Jersey area with bombs. This weekend it was a Turkish Muslim, a “legal resident” who murdered five people in the Seattle area.
Thanks to the Obama policy, which Hillary Clinton endorses, America is importing tens of thousands more Muslim immigrants. IT IS CRITICAL TO UNDERSTAND THAT these “refugees” come from places that don’t just encourage American hatred; they teach it to their children like we teach our American kids grammar.
It is the most astonishing thing to see Democrats demand that we agree to allow more people with the same backgrounds as all the other domestic terrorists who have butchered innocents here over the last year (Orlando, San Bernadino, etc.) to be allowed to come to America from countries that indoctrinate all citizens to hate America. With a straight face both Hillary Clinton and Mr. Obama repeatedly tell us there is no correlation between radical Islamic attacks on American innocents and the years of hatred indoctrination these so-called “refugees” receive before they come here.
There is much more to what Democrats represent in terms of public policy, than stupid ideas regarding the types of immigrants we need. When we are not reading about radical Muslim terrorists butchering innocent Americans, we can watch surprisingly violent portion of the black community torch property, steal, and beat up white people. It is no coincidence that in American inner city black communities, as a matter of routine, young children are taught continuously that will get screwed by a "racist American system.” 
It is an amazing thing to observe. American blacks have accomplished incredible things in America. The number of wealthy black celebrities and black business people continues to grow exponentially. Unlike Asian-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Italian Americans, Polish Americans, and many other hyphenated Americans, an African American has been elected president of the United States. And this black American has been elected president not once, but twice. Still, in late 2016, while the national anthem is played at sporting events, young black American millionaires and gifted full ride scholarship athletes at universities, kneel or raise their fists with disrespect, as if somehow they just can’t catch a break.
When asked about the incredible disconnect Mr. Obama engages in the most disingenuous form of double talk. He condemns inner city rioting per say, but allows as to how it is understandable. Mr. Obama is certainly compassionate. Unfortunately he reserves his compassion for Muslims from countries that indoctrinate people to hate America. According to Obama these people should not suffer from a “rush to judgment.” Sadly Mr. Obama gives greater consideration to those who are trained to hate America, the Muslims refugees he forces on the American population, than he does to police officers who are trained to protect America. In engaging in the most cynical form of duplicity imaginable, Mr. Obama does great harm to the black population in America. 
The effects of Obama's lack of leadership are far reaching, Sadly, we still have a remarkable percentage of black Americans, who seem far too content with the horrendous black-on-black crime rates in inner cities. These crime rates are much worse than they were eight years ago. And yet this same population segment is conditioned to assume that anytime any black has a violent encounter with law enforcement, that person, no matter how long his or her criminal record might be, is presumed to be the victim of racism. An amazing percentage of black Americans believe police officers, whether black or white, are anti-black. And all of this raging paranoia grows as our black president serves out the final four months of his eight year presidency. There is no logic in this whatsoever, only the ongoing indoctrination of a segment of the population that has been continuously conditioned to see itself as victims for political purposes.
David Clarke
One of my favorite Americans is Sherriff David Clarke of Milwaukee. Unlike Obama, Clarke is a great American. He understands that the Black Lives Matter movement is both criminal and Democrat. He also understands that Mr. Obama has not only not lifted a finger to continue the march towards a color blind society, Mr. Obama has stomped on the breaks and stoked the fires of racial paranoia instead.

In the end, the Obama legacy is a sad one. Mr. Obama continues to cram tens of thousands of people, who have been trained to hate America, inside our borders. And Mr. Obama openly encourages black America to believe that they will be perpetual victims in a society where curiously, millions of black Americans are thriving, prospering, and improving their lives every single day. 
Mr. Obama is the most cynical and sinister man to ever occupy the White House. And Mrs. Clinton figures to give us more of the same. She is working hard to make sure America is always divided and never unites, just as both of the Obamas have for eight years. What a pity that America has had to endure this cultural atrocity.


Brentley Vinson's life matters

© 2016 Jim Spence - Well what do you know? The inner city black population in Charlotte has found an excuse to riot, injure police officers, scream terribly racist white hatred phrases at anyone within earshot, attack reporters sympathetic to their ruses, and oh yes………steal and destroy other people’s property.
Why are the criminal elements of the Charlotte black community rioting while yelling white hatred phrases at the top of their lungs? Because Keith Lamont Scott, a black man with a long criminal record that includes multiple assault convictions was shot by get this……….an um.....black police officer.
Not that it matters to people who are predisposed to hate whites, stereotype all police officers, and steal/destroy other people’s property, but it is instructive to contrast the backgrounds on these two black men. 
On the one hand you have a career violent criminal with a trail of victims as long as a checkout line at Wal-Mart on a Friday evening. On the other hand you have a police officer who should be being hailed as a community hero for making the place safer and surviving great personal risks.
Brentley Vinson
The Charlotte Observer carried a profile of Officer Brentley Vinson recently. Vinson was raised in Charlotte. He was a high school football star his junior year. He did not play as a senior due to a knee injury. Vinson was also an excellent student and earned a scholarship to Liberty University. At Liberty, Vinson majored in criminal justice and became a captain of the football team leading the small school in tackles as a senior in 2012.
When Vinson graduated from college he realized his personal dream and became a police officer, just as his father had. Two years ago Vinson joined the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police force. He has been an exemplary officer ever since and has never been the subject of any disciplinary actions. The point here is pretty simple. America needs more Brentley Vinsons....not fewer. And America has problems with far too many Keith Lamont Scott's, men who often kill innocents. To assume that somehow this fine young man with a pristine background who works in law enforcement would ever want to kill another black man without justification, is the stupidest thing anyone could possibly believe. And yet that is exactly what the race pimps in America's Democratic Party and their surrogate criminals trashing the city of Charlotte would have you believe.
The truth is Brentley Vinson has a life too. And his life matters a great deal…….but not to race pimping criminals who spread ignorance and hatred in the black communities of virtually every inner city in America.
The pattern of fomenting cultural disintegration continues. And sadly, this is a pattern that Democratic Party elected officials welcome and encourage everywhere. It is the only way they can maintain their virtual monopoly on the uninformed black voters.
The demonizing of Brentley Vinson is just one more pathetic example of what a sorry excuse for a leader Barack Obama has been ever since he first ran for office as clueless hack in the black-on-black crime capital of the world…….his hometown of Chicago. Barack Obama has been spreading poison through the black community in America like stage four cancer. And Hillary Clinton promises more of the same.


What used to be deranged opinions could become law

© 2016 Jim Spence - The responses I receive to my columns here on New Mexico are encouraging. I can tell by the dialogue that readers actually THINK about facts and evidence. They process information and understand life is not about absolutes but about trade-offs. It is encouraging.
And so here we Americans who care about the nation are. It is late September of 2016. We are only four months away from the end of an eight year nightmare more widely known as Barack Obama. Obama, who is revered by Hollywood, public education, and every television news outlet in the nation except Fox News, is clearly the worst president in the history of America. Richard Nixon had held that honor since the mid 1970’s, but at least Nixon had the basic decency to resign. And of course our news media, which caught Nixon red-handed in his lying and cheating and held him accountable, inexplicably provides cover for an astonishing string of scandals under Obama. Some of Obama’s scandals have led to deaths…..not just amateur burglaries and a few dirty tricks. But enough about Obama……what do we do now?
If you are a regular reader of this column you are aware of the mountain of evidence that proves conclusively that Hillary Clinton belongs in a federal prison, not the White House. And if you have paid attention to Donald Trump you could not possibly have much of a clue about what he actually believes on a number of topics. I have suggested and still believe that Gary Johnson is the most qualified candidate for the presidency.
Image result for the supreme courtHowever, I have finally changed my mind for good on how to vote after thinking long and deep about the reasons why I might vote for Trump. In the end, I have found four unmistakable reasons why I and every single American with common sense (this eliminates all serial Democrats) simply MUST punch the Trump button in November. These four reasons are: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotemayor, and Stephen Breyer. These four people, who write judicial opinions that are literally deranged, need but a single appointee like them to complete the irreversible destruction of the U.S. Constitution. These four people have stood ready and willing to twist the very meaning of the simplest of words in our governing document. This is a document that ended slavery and gave women the right to vote.
If Hillary Clinton is able to appoint Antonin Scalia’s replacement, this country will quickly be destroyed by the judicial branch of our government. The only person standing in her way is Donald Trump. So in the end, it really does not matter what you think of Trump (I don’t think much of him). You have to view the 2016 election as a vote to help Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, and John Roberts save the country. You have to hope that Trump stays true to his word and will appoint a decent human being who will respect the U.S. Constitution instead of trampling all over it. We have no hope with Hillary Clinton. She will appoint a Marxist imbecile who will destroy us.


Tebow and Kaepernick

© 2016 Jim Spence - We have documented the delusions of Colin Kaepernick in recent columns. The only thing that might be added to the Kaepernick story is he was adopted by a white couple who raised him as one of their own. You have to figure that Kaepernick’s view of white America is very similar to Barack Obama’s view. Obama once said during a moment of candor when asked about his white grandmother……."she’s a typical white person."
Having run into all sorts of different white people myself, I am not sure what a typical white person is. But I am pretty sure that in Obama's paranoid world the term “typical white person” is not a positive connotation. One must wonder if Kaepernick's adoptive parents are also typical white people. Only in his own delusional mind does Colin really know.
The news stories after Kaepernick’s refusal to respect America during the national anthem are remarkable. Financially it is not at all bad for the hundred million dollar Kaepernick. Kaepernick jerseys started to fly off the shelves at licensed NFL shops as soon as he made an ass of himself. As of September 7th, get this.......Kaepernick has the top selling NFL jersey in America.
You want to know what sort of jerk buys those jerseys? In a nutshell…….. it is Democrats. Democrats love to find fault with America. They regale in what they consider their sophisticated criticisms of American shortcomings, while ignoring those of every other nation. Of course the real proof is in the real pudding, not in fantasy world. More non-Americans would like to move here to our country than any other nation on earth. Still, you get an idea of what the failed education system and Hollywood have done to our culture when you see Kaepernick rewarded for being a fool.
Ironically, perhaps the two highest profile quarterbacks in pro-football, in recent years, we are talking players who evoke the love or hatred of fans, are Colin Kaepernick and Tim Tebow. We have spent plenty of time providing numerous reasons why Kaepernick is a despicable low life. Let's look at Tebow.
The last season that Tim Tebow started a game at quarterback in the NFL was 2011, when he took over a 1-4 Denver Broncos team. Tebow led the Broncos from a horrible start with someone else at QB, to the playoffs where he threw a touchdown pass in overtime to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in an AFC playoff game. Still, despite very significant accomplishments as a player, Tebow has been singled out like no other quarterback in NFL history, for criticism by other players, normally a no-no in the NFL. New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford singled him out with this line, “I don’t want him taking snaps for my team.” Former NFL placekicker Jay Feely called Tebow, “The single-worst quarterback I ever saw in my career in the NFL.” Perhaps another Tebow critic, former NFL QB Jake Plummer hit the nail on the head when he said he would like Tebow more if he would “shut up” about his faith in Jesus Christ. There you go, an Evangelical Christian. Let’s explore why most Democrats have a bad opinion regarding someone as innocuous as Tim Tebow.

  • Tebow’s mother refused to abort him when doctors recommended she terminate his life in the womb. They predicted he would be still-born and/or never amount to anything. And you see........Democrats are so protective of the whole idea of aborting babies they can’t stand any story that might explain why there is actually a counter argument to killing babies.
  • Tebow was home-schooled. Democrats hate home schooling. Democrats have spent a century setting up a public education system and unions to milk it that is finally nothing but an indoctrination system to misinform young Americans. Home schoolers slip through the Democrats national brainwashing mechanism. They might not become Democrats as adults!
  • Tebow is openly Christian. While Democrats are very supportive of people who are openly: Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, or Buddhist, and they are especially accommodating to Atheists, they really can’t stand for Christians to be that way. Tebow gives all credit to God for his good fortunes. “First and foremost I gotta thank my Lord and savior Jesus Christ,” he likes to say. Democrats hate that while they conveniently forget that Muhammed Ali always first and foremost thanked Allah after every fight. Democrats never hated Ali........he wasn't Christian.

So in the end Tim Tebow is a clean cut, wholesome, well spoken, ambitious, hard working, Christian young man. That is certainly something to hate. It makes you wonder if Democrats would find him more endearing if he picked up a drug habit and sired a few illegitimate children. Democrats prefer those who flaunt their sex habits and their disdain for America.........not their faith in Jesus.

Swickard: The “I deliberately lied” society

© 2016 Michael Swickard, Ph.D.  “When in doubt tell the truth.” Mark Twain
             Mark Twain’s quote is from a long past society. In the 21st century people seem to view truth as to be avoided always. Our society which is connected by the media and internet absolutely worships at the altar of innuendo, myth, purposeful misdirection and downright lies.
            What are the three hardest words to say? Some think it is “I don’t know.” Many people say that. Others think it is “I was mistaken” which isn’t heard often. The three hardest words to say are “I deliberately lied.”
            Yet it happens all of the time. We’re inundated in this “I deliberately lied” society where making up stuff is valued more than telling the truth. Example: this presidential campaign.
            Today’s conventional wisdom is that everyone should lie “if we really care about our country.” They say, “I have to lie about this candidate I oppose because the opposition is lying about my candidate.”
            Candidates do not care if they have already been recorded saying the opposite of what they’re now saying. When questioned they proclaim, “That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.”
            Worse, with all of the data available to citizens today it is amazing that the truth suffers more in today’s world than in past societies. As a lifelong historian I have studied most of the history of our country but I do not recognize statements currently being made about the founding and development of America.
            Example: In February 2015, President Obama said, “Here in America Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since its founding.”
            That is certainly not true. A more truthful statement would be that people from many lands wove the fabric of our country during the last couple hundred years. No one nation or region, certainly no one religion has dominated the founding of our country. However, America has been served well by Protestant, Catholic and Jewish citizens.
            People today confuse opinion from theory from truth. In fact, it seems opinion is the new truth. If I say, “The Sun rises in the East.” I am told, “That is just your opinion since you belong to the other political party.”
            The great divider of our society are two dominant political organizations: Democrats and Republicans. Both groups view truth as only from their perspective. What one candidate is reported to have said is more an exercise in seeing the bias of reporters than seeing the truth.
            A real truth bomb is the recent “birther” controversy. It is contained in the question: was President Obama born in Hawaii? The media acts like it is a one-sided issue where Republicans are acting in very inappropriate ways.
            But the research is quick and easy. However, it doesn’t fit the political agenda so it is ignored. The birther question came into being not by Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton.
            Rather it started as a promotional booklet produced by then Literary Agency Acton & Dystel celebrating the authors they at that time were representing on the fifteenth anniversary of the founding of their company.
            On one of the thirty-six pages is this statement: Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University and worked as a financial journalist and editor for Business International Corporation.
            The next page had a description of Ralph Nadar and the 1990s boy-band, New Kids On the Block.
            That’s where the “birther” story started. We know that some members of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign gave this information to the media. Mainstream Republicans repeated it then and in the eight years of Obama’s presidency.
            Did Donald Trump start this? No, but he could have researched it and then not repeated it. Truth has no place in the “birther” controversy since it serves the partisans on both sides. It is great for fundraising.
            An old joke is: how can you tell if a politician is lying? When their lips are moving. Today: how can you tell if the media is lying? Nowadays, they will always lie - so expect it and embrace truth.


Hillary's long list of lies, Part 2

© 2016 Jim Spence - Hillary Clinton is sinking in the polls. Amazingly she still seems to be ahead. I guess the American public is discouraged because she KEEPS lying. Let's continue the catalog of her lies that goes back......way back.
Any discussion that includes the long list of lies told by Hillary Clinton would not be complete without the curious events surrounding the death of Vince Foster. Foster was deputy White House counsel and Hillary’s friend and law partner. Foster was also involved in both the Travelgate and Whitewater scandals. In 1993, Foster was found dead in a park with a fatal gunshot wound to his mouth. The word was Hillary Clinton verbally abused him in a disgraceful way right before he took his own life. The wound was found to be self-inflicted but.......the investigation into his death was a scandal itself. Even the pro-Clinton Washington Post reported that federal investigators were not allowed to enter Foster’s office after his death, but that get this……“White House aides entered Foster’s office shortly after his death, giving rise to speculation that files were removed from his office.” Those aides were Hillary’s and none other than her assistants Maggie Williams and Patsy Thomasson, along with Craig Livingston who was Hillary’s director of White House security. These three people removed armloads of files and loose-leaf binders from Foster's home. When confronted with this obvious obstruction of justice accusation Hillary said she had no knowledge of the illegal document raid her aides conducted during the investigation. It is simply how amazing how much she does not know about what her aides are told to do. Or how much she lies.
The Clintons are always looking ahead to the next scam. Consider the fact that before Bill Clinton left the White House in 2001, he granted numerous pardons including one to convicted tax evader Marc Rich. Coincidentally Rich’s wife made significant contributions to Hillary’s 2000 Senate campaign. According to the Associated Press, Rich had been, “indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury on more than 50 counts of fraud, racketeering, trading with Iran during the U.S. Embassy hostage crisis and evading more than $48 million in income taxes – crimes that could have earned him more than 300 years in prison.” Rich became a fugitive in Switzerland in 1983 after his indictment and remained on the FBI’s Most Wanted List………..until President Clinton pardoned him. Hillary was quite indignant when she said the contributions to her senate campaign from the wife of a guy on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List, had nothing to do with the pardon of that fugitive. The FBI was furious just as they were when their chief let Hillary off the hook for her criminal acts associated with classified materials earlier this year.
In March 1994, it was revealed Hillary – with no previous experience – had made massive profits from cattle futures trading between 1978 and 1979, when Bill Clinton’s salary as Arkansas attorney general had been modest. She made $99,537 in profit on a $1,000 investment (a 9,987 percent profit) in just nine months because of a highly placed connection at Tyson Foods, which was the largest employer in Arkansas and a big Clinton donor. Even the pro-Clinton New York Times said, “During Mr. Clinton’s tenure as Governor, Tyson benefited from several state decisions, including favorable environmental rulings, $9 million in state loans, and the placement of company executives on important state boards. … the commodities trades were the most successful investment the Clintons ever made. The nearly $100,000 profit enabled them to buy a house, invest in securities and real estate and provide a nest egg for their daughter, Chelsea.” When asked by reporters how she pulled it off Hillary lied through her teeth. She said she made the astonishingly successful trade because she read the Wall Street Journal not because it was a structured bribe that used Tyson's commodities trading hedge operations as cover.
On Sept. 11, 2012, while Hillary was secretary of state, Islamic militants attacked a U.S. special mission in Benghazi, Libya, and murdered U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management officer Sean Smith. Two CIA contractors, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, were also killed. In the months leading up to the attack, Hillary’s State Department cut security in Libya. Hillary's State Department not only refused to honor repeated requests for additional security, it actually reduced security in Libya. Hillary herself signed waivers that allowed the facility to be legally occupied. Her signature was required because the facility did not meet the minimum official security standards set by the State Department. The waiver legally allowed the CIA annex to be housed in a location too far away from the U.S. special mission. Hillary’s own emails show she knew while the attack was under way that it was being carried out by terrorists. Documents also show that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other senior Obama officials were given accurate reports within hours of the attack. Hillary then went before the American people and told a horrific lie when she blamed the attack on “rage and violence over an awful Internet video.” These preposterous lies were repeated by Hillary during a solemn ceremony at Andrews Air Force as the battered remains of the four Americans were returned to the U.S. She even lies at the funerals of her associates. It is like a reflex.
Of course all of these scams and scandals occurred during Hillary’s younger days. These days the things that Hillary is lying about have more to do with the problems people her age sometimes encounter with their health. This year Hillary has conveniently used previous concussions she received when she inexplicably fell down, to explain why she cannot remember important details of the scams she has been involved in. And lately she has chosen to lie about her overall health. Having been caught on tape falling all over herself on a beautiful day in New York last weekend, Hillary told a series of whoppers about the reasons why she can’t seem to stand up. Then, supposedly when those lies did not wash, Hillary pretended to come clean with a pneumonia explanation, when it was clear her previous lies did not do the trick. Wondering if she is lying is like wondering if she is breathing.
There are a few mysteries here. Let's start with why CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, and MSNBC, along with the major newspapers around the country adore this liar? Second, how can anyone that two thirds of America knows to be a liar stay ahead in the polls?
Finally, there is this story, the story of Colin Powell. Powell of course, is the black American that the terrible racist George W, Bush promoted to the top of his military, right before Powell was appointed as Secretary of State. Powell warned Hillary about using a private server for her communications. Not only did Hillary deliberately ignore Powell, she tried to make it look like he told her it was OK. Powell, like William Safire decades ago hit the nail on the head with her. He said she tries to use everyone and screws up everything she touches. Apparently Hillary there is one thing Hillary cannot screw up. She has not screwed up ALL of the Democrats who will ignore her duplicitous ways and vote for her. Democrats know or should know about all of these scams and many others too numerous to chronicle here. Democrats willingly embrace this liar.


Colin Powell: Hillary screws up everything she touches - Part 1

© 2016 Jim Spence - It has been said that some career politicians are boring, and those ones are usually both hard working and honest. Then there are the more flamboyant types who are usually corrupt. Hillary Clinton manages to find the worst of both worlds. Not only is she corrupt, she is boring. In public she screeches like an owl to yawning crowds. Behind the scenes, she behaves in ways that motivate her Secret Service protectors to loath her like they have never loathed any other public person in the history of America and write books about why they hate her so much.
Legendary New York Times columnist William Safire had Hillary pegged decades ago when he described her as a “congenital” liar. This means she has been lying since birth. Let’s take a brief look at the avalanche of lies that actually define her life. The list is staggeringly long and getting longer every week. It will take two columns to cover them all. And we will barely scratch the surface.
Hillary gained the reputation for being a remorseless liar during of all things, the Watergate scandal many decades ago. It seems that her lack of integrity at the age of twenty-seven started to become the pattern for her entire career in the 1970’s. It seems that Clinton was fired from the staff of the House Judiciary committee investigating the Watergate scandal way back in 1974. Her supervisor, a lifelong Democrat named Jerry Zeifman, called her a liar. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer,” he said. “She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.” Zeifman refused to give Clinton a letter of recommendation following her termination, making her one of only three employees he found unworthy during his 17-year career.
Then of course there are the little things. The kinds of lies you see chumps tell every day. Hillary claimed to be named after Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the first men to climb Mt. Everest. A quick check of the dates regarding the explorer shows the man didn’t climb Everest until Hillary Clinton was 6 years old.
Recently, Clinton claimed to have been turned down by the Marines when she applied in 1975. Let the record show that she never applied and it would be absurd to assert that she did considering how much she hates the military. Hillary made the assertion anyway.
The Clinton’s Whitewater scandal involved a failed Arkansas real-estate venture. It involved the Clintons and was linked to the costly (to taxpayers) collapse of Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan, a Little Rock savings bank run by the Clinton’s Whitewater business partners. Clinton’s close friends James and Susan McDougal went to jail for fraud in the scam as did former Arkansas Governor Jim Tucker and municipal judges David Hale and Eugene Fitzhugh. The Clintons skated as usual, claiming they had nothing to do with Whitewater, while some of their former best friends went to jail. They benefitted enormously from the scam.
Here’s another whopper that shows how easily Hillary finds lying. She actually claimed she came under sniper fire in Bosnia in the 1990’s during her failed 2008 campaign. She said her group ran, “With our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.” Unfortunately for Mrs. Clinton it turned out that the event was videoed. The film showed it was a very calm scene with an eight year old girl reading her a poem on the tarmac. After the 2008 speech, Hillary was asked about her bogus statements, and she stood by them: “There was no greeting ceremony, and we basically were told to run to our cars. Now that is what happened,” she insisted.
A week later, Hillary’s lies began to morph. She next said that she had been “told” there was a threat of sniper fire in the area. And then the following day, she declared: “So I made a mistake. That happens. It shows I’m human, which for some people is a revelation.” The lie was rebranded by her as “misspeaking” when she was confronted with the video. Or maybe she was thinking of another time when she was in mortal danger? She is a remorseless liar.
Here is one for all the little people. Hillary claimed that her and Bill, “Came out of the White House not only dead broke, but in debt.” This is not just false, it is absurd. They had six figure speaking engagements and book deals lined up for as far as the eye could see. The lying is seemingly compulsive.
Hillary and Bill showed Barack Obama how to use the IRS like a private harassment force. The Heritage Foundation, the National Rifle Association, Concerned Women of America, Citizens Against Government Waste, National Review, American Spectator, and the National Center for Public Policy Research, to name but a few were all audited by the Clinton IRS as was Gennifer Flowers, and sexual assault accusers Paula Jones and Juanita Broaddrick.  A 1996 survey by the Washington Times which could not identify a single liberal public policy organization that had been audited during the entire Clinton administration. Hillary suggests this mere coincidence.
When the Clintons left 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in 2001, their closest staffers vandalized and looted the White House. In fact, Hillary tried to ship White House furniture to the Clintons’ personal home in Chappaqua, New York. The Clintons tried to take more than $190,000 worth of gifts and furnishings from the presidential mansion. The General Accounting Office reported $14,000 worth of damage, theft, vandalism during the presidential transition from Bill Clinton to George W. Bush – included the theft of a presidential seal. According to the General Accounting Office, the destruction was intentional, including glue smeared on desks, broken furniture, offices full of trash, and graffiti in a men’s restroom stall that disparaged Bush. Hillary said she did not know about any of this.
Judicial Watch found that during their time in the White House, the Clintons didn’t just sell favors they auctioned them to the highest bidder in exchange for political campaign contributions. They sold seats on overseas trade missions, export licenses for high technology sales to communist China, commissionerships and judgeships, rides on Air Force One, overnight stays in the White House’s Lincoln Bedroom and even graves at Arlington Cemetery. Hillary says she is unaware of these auctions.
The Clintons didn’t just use the IRS for political purposes they also used the FBI in their scandal known as “Filegate.” In this scam their staffers illegally obtained FBI files on their adversaries. The files of Linda Tripp and Kathleen Willey were illegally accessed by Hillary’s staffers. Hillary of course, claimed she knew nothing about how the files were removed or who ordered them removed.
In Hillary’s Travelgate scandal, the entire staff of the White House travel office was fired to make way for Clinton cronies, including Bill’s 25-year-old cousin. After Hillary fired all seven employees Hillary used the FBI investigate the former head of the travel office, Billy Dale to make the firings seem justified. Dale was not only summarily fired without notice; he was removed from White House grounds and charged with embezzlement. Of course much later he was found not guilty of the crime. Dale was also later audited by the IRS just to rub a little salt in the wounds. Hillary claimed to have had nothing to do with this sordid affair either.

In part II on Hillary screws up everything she touches, we will explore more lies and corruption.


“Thank you for reminding me, thanks, Obama.”

© 2016 Jim Spence - This is America. It’s a free country (according to the Constitution). The point is you don’t have to love Barack Obama. And it is really just fine if you don’t love him. Because Barack Obama loves himself enough, even to make up for all of us who know he is the worst president in history.
You have to admire the guy's indestructible self-esteem. You can bet he doesn’t ever mope around the White House beating himself up over gross errors in judgment or countless lost opportunities.
It seems that Mr. Obama was out, ostensibly stumping for Hillary Clinton earlier this week. But of course what Obama was really doing was stumping for himself.
People in Philadelphia got an earful of how great he is. During his speech that was supposedly about Hillary Clinton, he managed to mention himself 137 times.
As Obama is want to do and do repeatedly…….in Philly he was taking credit. Obama takes credit in all sorts of ways. Mainly though, he takes credit for bad things that he actually has the temerity to claim are good. He also takes credit for good things that he has had nothing to do with. Earlier this week the case in point was lower gas prices. Only Obama, who has done everything in his power to drive up gas prices, would point to lower gas prices and take credit for them. 
The truth is it has been the forces of supply and demand that have overwhelmed all of his stupid energy policies, policies he knows have had nothing to do with lower gas prices. Still like a peacock he preened before a crowd of ignorant and clueless rubes and uttered nonsense about how he lowered gas prices. The whole charade came down in a comical way, if it were not clear that those in attendance who adore him were so pathetic. Obama was telling everyone how great he was when one of the hundreds of stooges in the audience urged him to take credit for lower gas prices. He actually paused and then did so saying in perhaps his most arrogant self-congratulatory tone ever, “Thank you for reminding me, thanks, Obama.”
Again this entire sham is going down while he is ostensibly on the stump trying to help Mrs. Clinton’s sagging campaign.
Amazingly, the man who minus Fox News has gotten the most supportive coverage from the media in the history of the nation, actually whined about how the media does its job during the same stump speech.
At the end of the day there is no doubt that Obama has the ability wallow into the dirty cesspool that is the Clinton Crime Syndicate without getting the least bit of a whiff of the corruption that goes on there on a grand scale. Not only is the man tone deaf with people who have a firm grip on reality, he has no sense of smell either.

So why is Obama supposedly stumping for Hillary? He knows that if the nation elects his handpicked successor it will reflect well on him not her. And in the end this is all it will ever be with Obama…..it is all about him. Otherwise he would not have mentioned himself 137 times when he was supposedly supporting Hillary.


Diversity in the NFL and NBA

© 2016 Jim Spence - Being a big football fan I looked forward to opening day in the NFL yesterday. A few idiots tried to ruin it. But they failed.
Still, the incredible world of "make believe" continued this weekend in America with a number of highly paid black NFL players protesting the national anthem for supposed widespread wrongdoings by Americans.
Of course the diversity pimps applauded these protests as an expression of free speech. The protests are free speech. And in America, even the most hapless idiots have a right to freedom of expression. But......they are still hapless idiots.
The context for these acts of protest were actually so absurd they were comical. There is only one place in America that is LESS diverse than the NFL in terms of percentage representation by each so-called racial class (Whites, Hispanics, Blacks, Native Americans, Asian-Americans, etc.). That would be the NBA. In these two high profile sports (NBA and NFL) black players are overwhelmingly OVER-represented in terms of which racial group holds the most lucrative jobs. Yet nobody pimps for a change in the absence of diversity in the NFL or NBA. There are no Asian Americans, white Americans, or Native Americans staging sit-ins while whining and screaming for “diversity,” because the better black players are taking most of the jobs. If they did so they would be considered the laughing stock of the country. And even if they did protest, no coach, GM, or team owner would ever settle for lesser players simply for the sake of more equal racial representation. 
All Americans, black or otherwise, know that the best players get drafted, survive roster cuts, and get the highest salaries and bonuses…..period. The same thing is true in the American entertainment industry where box office draws like Samuel Jackson, Will Smith, and Denzel Washington, to name but a few, earn astronomical fees to perform in films.
But this is 21st Century America and the incredible world of "make believe" applies to EVERY OTHER AREA OF OUR COMPETITIVE LIVES EXCEPT the NFL and the NBA. Ask any Democrat. They will imply that we are all to simply "make believe" that racism is widespread everywhere else, except in the NFL and NBA. And this according to Democrats, is why blacks are being held down. It is intentional!
Democrats believe we should ignore the astonishing studies that show that black kids in the inner cities have a bogus phrase for good academic behaviors. Good academic behaviors would be the attending of classes, paying attention to the teachers, taking notes, reading, and of course completing assignments etc. Amazingly, millions of black kids routinely call these valuable behaviors, “acting white.” And in inner city circles “acting white” is frowned on. The cultural/peer pressures to not "act white" are enormous. Accordingly, it should come as no surprise that the poorest performing students in America, as a group, are the black students in the inner cities…..the ones that avoid “acting white” at all costs. 
The opposite of “acting white” of course, is the culture embraced in the inner cities. This culture does not merely condone the embracing of illiteracy, it embraces violence, drug use, government dependency, and sexual irresponsibility at early ages. This culture continues to produce tens of millions of single parent homes.
Still, if you consider the racial makeup of the NFL and NBA, the black players in those leagues live in a performance culture bubble. Black athletes are culturally in tune with the importance of a written game plan. Unlike the culture that embraces bad academic behavior, the black athletic culture rejects skipping practices, ignoring playbooks, and refusing to study game films. Black athletes embrace a culture that insures improvement is constant. In a nutshell, black athletes understand that if they do not internalize good habits that are essentially COMPETITIVE……they will get cut. And they don't want to get cut. They strive to be great.
Now let’s turn back to this charade going on in the NFL and in the election season these days. It is a charade that was first spearheaded by the clueless Colin Kaepernick. Since Kaepernick put his ignorance on display, there have been a few more NFL dunces that can’t seem to connect the competitive dots just like all Democrats cannot or will not connect the dots. These black athletes who were protesting play in a sport that has no diversity because blacks have and develop their talents and skills. These athletes intentionally ignore the cold hard realities about the culture outside of athletics.
Here is the cold hard truth. The aversion by millions of black children to “acting white,” as is the phrase in the inner city……..comes with devastating costs. The reason why blacks are OVER-represented when it comes to incarceration is because they embrace a culture that condones illiteracy, violence, drug use, government dependency, and sexual irresponsibility that creates tens of millions of single parent homes. It is embedded in the popular music, films, etc. It is a cancer.
It doesn't have to be this way. Blacks who marry and stay married experience the same exact low poverty rates as whites who do the same. And blacks that embrace literacy, reject violence, reject drug use, reject sexual irresponsibility, and reject government dependency, can and do prosper in America in great numbers. When black Americans have extraordinary talent and drive, they can and do become extraordinary. Oprah Winfrey, Robert Smith, Robert Johnson, Don Peebles, and Berry Gordy are on a list of highly accomplished American blacks that goes on and on including our inexplicably racially paranoid president.....Mr. Obama. Obama won two general elections in the same America he, Hillary Clinton, and these protesting NFL players believe has a bias against people of color.

There is a fundamental truth that EVERYONE understands about the NFL and the NBA, that NOBODY wants to admit about everything else in life. The reason why so many blacks do so poorly in America is simple. To use the vernacular of the athlete…..they make choices that turn them into lousy players. They skip life’s practices, they ignore life’s playbook, and they refuse to watch the equivalent of films about competing in society that would make them better players. Nobody drafts illiterate and irresponsible players, because these kinds of players can’t help ANY team.
Finally, nothing any make-believe grievance pimp like Colin Kaepernik, Barack Obama, or Hillary Clinton says is going to change the fact that lousy players make bad teammates. The only thing that is going to change the black experience for millions of kids that grow up to be adults in America is a cultural shift that once and for all spurns the idea that embracing literacy, rejecting violence, rejecting drug use, rejecting sexual irresponsibility, and rejecting government dependency contradicts with their "racial identity."
In the meantime, my question is pretty simple. Knowing all that we know, why aren't these race pimps already the laughing stock of the country?
Only when the cynical bastards who race pimp become the laughing stock of the country, will the lot in life of the average inner city black kid begin to improve.