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The Donald Phenomenon — Part One

By Ed Wood, staff writer

Ever since Donald Trump literally exploded onto the political scene, tens of thousands of words have been written by all stripes of political junkies trying to figure out just what do we have here. Is he a shoot-from-the-hip kind of loudmouth, as he is being made out to be, or is he perhaps the real thing? Is he the kind of true believer we haven’t seen since the days of Harry S Truman?

A few of you may be old enough to remember that Ol’ Harry called ‘em as he seen ‘em. He publicly likened the smell of his political   

Harry Truman
Harry Truman

opponents as being somewhat akin to that of a fresh dropping of cow manure. It got to the point where the President’s Chief of Staff appealed directly to the gentility of First Lady Bess Truman to see if she could persuade her husband to tone down the rhetoric just a   bit. Mrs. Truman replied, “You should know how long it took me to get him to say “manure!” But history now shows the Man from Missouri to have been one of our most forceful, as well as our most colorful, presidents. He fired the legendary General Douglas McArthur, and dropped the atomic bomb.

Do we have another Harry S in the making, or is it just slick showmanship? I decided to go to the source, The Donald himself, for an answer.

Mr. Trump has published of several books, including his first, an autobiography, TRUMP — The Art of the Deal, copyrighted in 1987! Amazon is still offering it in paperback, 367 pages, new, for $4.82. I couldn’t resist.    TRUMP ART OF DEAL BOOK PIC

So far I have only gotten through the first hundred or so pages, but in it are some revealing facts of just how “The Donald” sees himself. Although for the sake of brevity some of his statements are noted here in quotation marks, some may actually be paraphrased or abbreviated. If you want the precise quotations, get the book. It’s cheap. You will like it.

First of all, Donald is a workaholic. “I wake up around six. Spend the first hour of so reading the morning newspapers, usually arrive in my office by nine, and there’s rarely a day with fewer than 50 phone calls, and often it runs to over a hundred. I rarely stop for lunch, leave my office by 6:30, and frequently make calls from home until midnight, and all weekend long. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. Some ask why I do it. I don’t do it for the money, I have more money than I’ll ever need. I do it just to do it. That’s where the fun is, and if can’t be fun, what’s the point.”

Is he brash? Argumentative? Insulting? Of course. “I have always done things a little differently. I don’t mind controversy, and if you are a little different, or a little outrageous, or if you do things that are bold or controversial, the press is going to write about you.”

Vindictive? “In most cases I am very easy to get along with. But when people treat me badly, or unfairly, or try to take advantage of me, I fight back — very hard! My experience is that if you are   TRUMP MAKE AMERICA GREAT fighting for something you believe in — even if it means alienating some people along the way — things usually work out for the best in the end.”

Jeaolusy? “When you become successful, jealousy and envy inevitably follow. There are people — I categorize them as “life’s losers,” who get their sense of accomplishment and achievement from trying to stop others. If they had any real ability they wouldn’t be fighting me, they’d be doing something constructive themselves.’’ (Does the image of Lindsay Graham come to mind?)

Fiscal responsibility: “I believe in spending what you have to. But I also believe in not spending more than you should.”

Social acceptance: “I was always somewhat of a leader in my neighborhood. Much the way it is today. People either liked me a lot, or they didn’t like me at all.”

Negotiating: “You do your thing; you hold your ground; you stand up tall; and whatever happens, happens. I’d rather fight than fold, because as soon as you fold once, you get the reputation of being a folder. It never pays to be in too much of a hurry.”

Didn’t you see in our recent Iranian nuclear negotiations that Secretary Kerry practiced just the opposite of the Trump principles of negotiation given above? Secretary Kerry folded, and folded, and folded, making it abundantly clear that he, and the President, were in a hurry to get the negotiations over with, regardless of the outcome. Can you imagine the difference had The Donald been speaking in our behalf?

Please keep in mind that the experiences related in his book, and the lessons that helped mold the Presidential Candidate Trump that we see today, happened more than a decade ago. So please stay with me, additional Parts are to follow, since we have over 200 more pages to go!

And remember, even though today the Democrats and RINOS alike pulling their hair out, “The Donald” is having a ball.

Trump’s ‘da Man!

By Ed Wood, staff writer

I do realize that everyone from Charles Krauthammer to the recently escaped Mexican drug lord, El Chapo, is “piling on” Donald Trump for his straight-forward remarks. Well, being the contrarian that I am, I am going to come down on the side of Mr. Trump!

Do I like him? No. Never have. I don’t like his swagger, his cockiness, his arrogance. And I certainly don’t care for that mop of comb-over fake hair. But they say the difference between egotism and self-assurance is the ability to produce. By any measure, he   

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

certainly wins that contest, both at home and abroad. True, he was born with a silver spoon, but he and he alone turned it into gold!

The first thing he did after declaring his presidential candidacy was to observe that Mexico was not sending their “best and brightest” across our southern border. Instead, in Mr. Trump’s opinion, they are sending their gang members, their druggies, their serial felons and killers. Certainly the tragic instance in San Francisco and others elsewhere have borne out the truth of his statement.

But the Honorable Senator John McCain (R-AZ) picked a fight by calling him, and others like him, “crazies” for criticizing Mexican immigration. I guess when you are worth $10 BILLION of your own making, you feel free to take issue when a politician calls you crazy!    McCain

So The Donald retaliated with the statement that getting yourself captured doesn’t necessarily make you a hero. “He’s a war hero because he was captured? I like people who weren’t captured.” With that, all hell broke loose in the mainstream media, as well as the Karl Rove dominated Republican establishment — and the gaggle of GOP presidential wannabes.

But it might behoove us at this point in time to wonder just why would getting captured make you a hero? And why would remaining in captivity make you a military expert and thus qualified to currently fill the roles of chairman of both the Senate Committee on Armed Services and Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. One might ask, how has his leadership in both these strategic positions of responsibility been working out for ya’?    TRUMP MAKE AMERICA GREAT

Since Mr. Trump expressed his opinion, a group of Vietnam veterans have come forward with assertions about the Senator’s preferential treatment while in captivity, given his status as the son and grandson of Navy admirals. They also question his loyalty to the country, some placing him in the Jane Fonda category.

Among the allegations are:

1. John McCain was a below average student, getting into the Naval Academy due to his father’s and grandfather’s influence and naval careers. Both were admirals. McCain was a boozing, smoking, womanizing party animal, graduating fifth from the bottom of his class at Annapolis.
2. John McCain’s arms were broken not from being tortured by the North Vietnamese, as he has claimed, but when he improperly   

McCain Navy Days
McCain Navy Days

ejected from his plane over North Vietnam. According to his fellow prisoners he was never tortured by the North Vietnamese.
3. John McCain’s nickname amongst his North Vietnamese captors was “Songbird,” as he was eager to tell them anything they wanted to hear to avoid torture. It is claimed that he made 32 propaganda videos for the North Vietnamese in which he blamed the United States for targeting schools, temples, orphanages, and hospitals. McCain has admitted to making one propaganda video.

And from a US Navy Aviator who served with McCain: “His “shoot down” was self-induced, as he DISOBEYED ORDERS and flew well below the ‘floor’, getting himself shot down. There were several other jets on that particular mission and he was the only one shot down, because the others obeyed their orders.”

But if you think these opinions of Senator McCain are somewhat negative, try this one by Theodore Shoebat, Communications Director for Rescue Christians, an organization that is on the ground in Muslim lands, rescuing Christians from persecution. He is also the author of two books, For God or For Tyranny and In Satan’s Footsteps: The Source and Interconnections of all Evil.
According to Shoebat:

“John McCain is a giant bag of scum; his mouth is a continual sewer of bile, his heart is a decayed rot of dung, his mind a river of filth, and his soul is amongst the damned. He is nothing but a murderous scumbag. His evils are so great, that the words of Trump don’t even bother mMCCAIN SPEECHe. McCain is a demon incarnate. His service in Vietnam does nothing to justify the evils he has supported and pushed for.”

The late Daniel Patrick Moynihan said it well: “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” Mr. Trump expressed his opinion, twice, apparently based upon ample facts.

Was it the politically smart thing for him to do? Perhaps not, but isn’t it refreshing, for once, to see a candidate for political office speaking his mind instead of having his thoughts evaluated by a panel of political analysts before expressing them?

At least Trump is now branded a no-holds-barred fighter, a type of leadership our country desperately needs at this time — and could certainly havTrump and wifee used in the recent Iranian nuclear negotiations. Can you imagine the outcome had he been there instead of “Swiftboat” Kerry?

The GOP needs someone to break away from the pack of wilting violets currently running for the 2016 nomination and Trump may have just done it! As I write this, the liberally reluctant Washington Post poll shows Trump leading by 24%, followed by Walker at 13, Bush at 12, Huckabee at 8, Rubio at 7, etc., etc.

Fasten your seat belts, folks, we ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

Boy Scouts Executive Committee Unanimously Allows Openly Gay Scoutmasters

The BSA does NOT know what they are getting into

My Interview with Reparative Therapist David Pickup
By Bill McIntosh, CiR Contributing Writer

David Pickup is licensed in California and Texas as a Marriage and Family Therapist whose 2 private practices involve those undergoing authentic Reparative Therapy. After having great success with Reparative Therapy in his own life, Pickup is now an experienced therapist who facilitates treatment for men which   BOY SCOUTS 3  works to reduce or dissipate homosexual feelings, helping them experience their heterosexual potential. David Pickup’s website is www.davidpickuplmft.com

Coach is Right, Q: David-The Boy Scouts of America Executive Committee unanimously revoked a ban on openly gay scoutmasters. How significant is this development in the culture war?

A: This is extremely significant and dangerous. It is a documentable fact that Gay men are often sexually attracted to adolescents and sometimes boys. They’re getting away with this decision because of the erroneous belief that homosexuality is inborn and immutable. Sexuality is fluid, and yet these people think they’re children aren’t in danger    NAMBLA because if it’s inborn their children can’t feel those feelings. I assure you, adolescents’ sexuality is still developing at these ages, and it is common for boys and adolescents to sometimes feel sexually attracted to other boys. Because no one wants to talk about it, the Gay activists have won the day. You will absolutely see, over time, a springing up of male homosexuality within the Boy Scouts and their leaders.

Coach is Right, Q: The 2013 election of Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates-a supporter of the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) military policy-as BSA President–seemed to signal a sea change at the Boy Scouts of America. Any thoughts on why he was named?

A: Of course. Isn’t it obvious? He was the primary architect of implementing the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in the armed forces. The Boy Scouts tend to be receptive to military influence. What better person to change one of the most basic hallmarks of American boyhood and manhood so that homosexuality will be completely accepted and normalized.

Coach is Right, Q: You’ve stated that: “The youth of America, being bullied into thinking that accepting the LGBT agenda (homosexuality is inborn), are being led over a cliff to heartache and disaster.” What´s the connection with the “gay is inborn” issue and this decision of the BSA executive committee? Is someone laying the groundwork to equate opposition to the gay lifestyle as being tantamount to discrimination due to inborn racial differences?    BOY SCOUTS 2

A: Someone? Sure…the groundwork has already been laid. The names of the “someones” are:
Barack Obama and his cabinet; Equality California who are the primary legal defense attorneys who are pushing this agenda through all legal channels; Justice Kennedy who stated in his marriage ruling that homosexuality is immutable; thousands of Gay activists who have been influencing the public for decades now; the mainstream media which is now rejecting any and all interviews to any professional who can prove homosexuality is not inborn and anyone else who holds a high profile persona and “rules” that homosexuality is inborn, even the Queen of England who stated so last year. None of them will tolerate the published documentation that there is no Gay gene and other genetically “influences” research is not at all conclusive.

Coach is Right, Q: Is it far-fetched to think that the Boy Scouts will become a happy hunting ground for sexual predators becoming scout leaders? What has come out to date on this and what do you foresee happening regarding the coming risks for kids involved with scouting?

A: See above. Also, there is no research to date on this, but it would be criminal to not keep track of the BSA in terms of these issues in the    

Boy Scout Casey Chambers carries a rainbow flag during the San Francisco Gay Pride Festival in California June 29, 2014. REUTERS/Noah Berger (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3WCZI
Boy Scout Casey Chambers carries a rainbow flag during the San Francisco Gay Pride Festival in California June 29, 2014. REUTERS/Noah Berger (UNITED STATES – Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) – RTR3WCZI

future. Just image if an attractive man were allowed to be a troop leader of some wonderfully attractive young adolescent girls who sleeps with them in their cabins and leads them on campouts, etc. Does anyone really think these men would not become sexually attracted to some of these girls at some point? With certainty, you are going to see sexual experiences happen to young scouts because their Gay leaders ARE GOING TO BE SEXUALLY ATTRACTED TO THEM. They are Gay!

Coach is Right, Q: According to the news reports, Boy Scout troops affiliated with church groups can maintain the ban on openly gay scoutmasters if they choose. Is this just a picket fence that the gays will steamroll over through litigation to force churches to bow to   

Boy Scouts Stand before the RIGHT Flag
Boy Scouts Stand before the RIGHT Flag

their agenda?

A: Yes, it is a picket fence because the BSA, politicians, institutions, and most churches as not willing to be educated on the documentable evidence that homosexuality is not inborn. When enough people get used to the idea of inborn philosophy, the steamroller won’t be stopped.

Coach is Right, Q: It seems there´s a bigger issue being cast aside, namely that parents and kids can obtain counseling to deal with unwanted same sex attractions. Some have flippantly termed this “pray away the gay” therapy. Is that a mischaracterization?

A: This is a gross misrepresentation. EVERYTHING the media and our government has [sic] put out about change therapies is false. Everything they have published is exactly opposite to what really happens in a Reparative Therapist’s office and I can prove it. Pray the Gay Away doesn’t work, and it never did (except for some isolated cases that I have personally known of.) Authentic Reparative Therapy reaches down deep inside a person and resolves the extreme gender identity inferiority and the seriously unmet needs for love, affection and affirmation (during   

Boy Scouts of America
Boy Scouts of America

childhood), which are the causes of all homosexual feelings. When these causes are resolved, homosexual feelings lessen and dissipate automatically. See www.voices-of-change.org

Coach is Right, Q: If someone has a young family member with a same sex attraction, where can they turn for help??

A: They can go to:
www.ReparativeTherapyCenter.com, www.davidpickuplmft.com, www.narth.com, www.pfox.org.

The Next Constitutional Convention Could Bring an End to the Constitution

By Ed Wood, staff writer

Just a little more about the call for a “Constitutional Convention,” or a “Convention of States,” as it is now being called. They just gave it a new name to make you think it is an exercise by the various states. It isn’t. And here is why.

The authorization for calling a “convention,” or “meeting” for the purpose of changing the Constitution of the United States is found in Article V. It is very short. Only one paragraph. In fact, it is only   CONSTITUTION one sentence! Here it is, in its entirety.

Article V

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.   

Constitutional Convention
Constitutional Convention

 

As shown above, there are two different ways Congress may be requested to hold a meeting for the purpose of amending the Constitution:

(1) “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or,

(2) on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states shall call a convention for proposing amendments.”

Should Congress act under the first option, only members of Congress participate. That is the way each of the current 27 amendments to the Constitution have been adopted.

But, should Congress act under the second option, all they can do is just call for a “convention” or a meeting of some kind to make changes.

The second option is what Mark Levin, George Soros, et al., are   

George Soros
George Soros

attempting to get two thirds (34) of the states to request. So far   

Mark Levin
Mark Levin

they have got 29 states signed up. (Three more did sign up, but are trying to get their participation cancelled.) TN has approved it in the TN Senate, and it will go back to the TN House in the next session of the General Assembly for a final vote. Therefore, the vote of our new 43rd District representative, Kevin Dunlap, is important!

But Congress has never, in the entire history of our nation, entertained a request from the states to call a Constitutional Convention, and always for the same very good reason. They would not be able to control it.

In the second method, Congress merely calls for a “Convention” to amend, change, or even replace, the existing Constitution. The accepted definition of the word “call,” as was given in Webster’s 1828 dictionary, is: “To convoke; to summon; to direct or order to meet; to assemble by order or public notice; often with together; as, the king called his council together; the president called together the congress.”

So you see, under Option 2, there is nothing in the Constitution that states that Congress is to be the body of the Convention. They just call for it. Congress may decide to appoint their own members as delegates; or may permit the States to appoint delegates; or may decide upon some other method of determining how delegates will be selected. The delegates attending could be anybody. In such a convention, the delegates could propose an entirely new Constitution, with its own new method of ratification — or with no ratification at all! There would be no limit.   CONSTITUTION BURNING

In fact, our current Constitution could be replaced entirely! That is how we got the one we currently have. In 1787 Congress called a convention just to make some amendments to the Articles of Confederation, under which the nation functioned. But James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and others, scrapped the Articles of Confederation entirely, and replaced it with our current Constitution. So it can, and has, been done!

Three leftist radical groups have already prepared totally new constitutions to present if such a convention is called: The Revolutionary Communist Party USA has its version. The Ford & Rockefeller foundations, have their own “Constitution for the Newstates of America,” and the George Soros funded group, “Constitution 2020” is offering a Marxist version. It really could happen!    COMMUNIST PARTY EMBLEM

Leading the fight for a called convention is radio talk show host, Mark Levin. I listen to him most every night. I do believe Mr. Levin is a patriot. He is intelligent, he is educated and I do believe he loves his country. I honestly don’t know where he is coming from, unless it was just to sell his books.

But if such a meeting is called, with no limits as to who would participate, we could certainly expect them to cancel the Second Amendment, to seriously limit the free speech provision of the First, and to seriously alter the Tenth, which limits the power of the Federal government. We could expect them to legalize many of the currently illegal Executive Orders that President Obama has enacted upon us.

Who would you trust to tamper with our current Constitution, said to be the greatest document ever created by the hand and mind of man, and which many say was Divinely inspired?    CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION 2

The proponents say that there is the safeguard in that whatever is proposed must be ratified by 3/4 of the states. No, not necessarily. Once the convention meets, they can change the ratification requirement, or eliminate it entirely. There would be no limit as to what they could do. That is why it has never been done before. And with all the liberal influences we now have, this is certainly not the time to try it!

This is a serious threat to the very basis of our democratic republic form of government and unfortunately, most of us only hear one side of the story.

Election fraud time again

By Ed Wood, staff writer

Gee, how time flies when you’re having fun. Election time again! But isn’t it always?

You who follow these columns may recall that a couple of weeks ago I fearlessly predicted that Hillary would win the 2016 presidential election. Do I think she is the best qualified candidate? Of course not. But her ace in the hole — voter fraud!   VOTER FRAUD AGAIN

Oh, I’m not talking about handing out fruit jars of moonshine, as was the custom here in Tennessee and in my native state of Virginia. The “revenooers” pretty well put them out of business and the hooch runners had to turn to something much more profitable — NASCAR!

Even the mainstay of Illinois politics, the registration of the dead, has become too labor intensive and too easily detected. We are now into voter fraud on a much more sophisticated and productive scale. And it’s too time consuming to try to convert existing voters, so let’s just line up new ones. “Low information” ones, preferably.   VOTER FRAUD

How do we do this? Easy. Buy them with OPM (other people’s money) — preferably yours and mine. So with Obama’s new amnesty program, you import them through open borders, pay them with our tax dollars and rush them to become eligible voters, with or without citizenship, but just in time for the 2016 elections. Hillary sees another 11,000,000 new voters this way.(1)

Then there is the Cloward-Piven inspired “motor voter” policy of registering voters without proof of identification. I have explained previously how this works: The Motor Vehicle offices can verify IDs, but don’t need to. The Election Offices need to, but can’t. Simple, huh?  

Charged with Voter Fraud
Charged with Voter Fraud

 

And don’t forget early voting. You think that was designed to make voting easier? Silly you. If they wanted to do that, it would have helped if they had just extended the hours on Election Day. Or maybe created more polling places. Oh no. It was to make it virtually impossible to recruit poll watchers. Ever try to enlist them for just Election Day only? I have. To recruit volunteers for the 20-35 day early voting period is impossible, and the vote fixers know it.

But we are only getting started. Just throw in:
• Electronic vote tabulation.
• Voter intimidation at the polling place — remember the Black Panthers?  

Black Panthers "Assist" Voters in Philadelphia
Black Panthers “Assist” Voters in Philadelphia

• Multiple registrations in two or more states.
• U.S. Supreme Court blocking states from requiring proof of citizenship for voters in federal elections. Election officials can ask, but they cannot require proof.
• Same day registration and voting.
• On-line voting.
• ACORN style of swamping the Election Offices at the last minute with the signatures of thousands requesting voter registration, many of which are fraudulent, but not enough time to investigate before Election Day. So, often they are just passed on through.
• Voting outside the precinct of residence.
• Universal voter registration.
• Felon voting. (And where was our President last week? The first ever to visit a federal prison, where he commuted the sentences of 64 felons.)
• Election by popular vote, giving more weight to big city voters.
• IRS targeting of conservatives, and conservative political organizations.

Even Muslim nations require positive IDs for voting.   MUSLIMS VOTING

I could go on, but you get the idea. So you tell me, is it just coincidence that every one of these fraudulent practices is being promoted by and is designed to benefit, just one political party?

Now do you see why I held my nose and predicted a Hillary victory? The days of free and honest elections are over. And they have been for some time. Sad.

 

Source: Hillary’s Plans to Stuff the Ballot Box — Phyllis Schlafly

http://www.wnd.com/2015/06/hillarys-plans-to-stuff-the-ballot-box/