"Some People Are Like The Old Prospector's Mule...You Have To Hit 'Em Between The Eyes With A Two-By-Four To Get Their Attention!"

**Next stop, November 3, 2020; prepare to re-elect
President Donald Trump
and remove Democrats and RINOS from Congress** ​​

DON'T BE A "NO-INFORMATION" VOTER!


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   The Author
     Joe Calitri was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1952 and raised in the small Bay State town of West Bridgewater.  A staunch Constitutional Conservative, Joe is a retired twenty year veteran Corrections Officer from the Massachusetts Correctional Institute at Norfolk; former MCIN Chief Union Steward and Field Representative for the Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union (MCOFU); Security Officer for the state of Florida; and Computer Assisted Data Specialist for Nielsen Media Research, The Nielsen company LLC.  His writing credentials include editing the weekly Bullet and monthly Newsletter for the MCOFU, Chairman and Newsletter editor for the West Bridgewater, Massachusetts Republican Town Committee, and Secretary and Newsletter editor for the Charleston Park Homeowner’s Association in North Port, Florida.  He has had numerous editorials published over the years in the Boston Herald, Brockton, Massachusetts Enterprise and North Port, Florida Sun newspapers, and is currently enjoying retirement, creative writing and recording original music in Keller, Texas.
  

Liberalism is an ideology.  Conservatism is a way of life.  The first one believes that government is owner and distributor of freedom and rights, while the other maintains that government exists to protect the rights and freedoms Man is born with.
One of my father’s best known witticisms was, “Some people are like the old prospector’s mule…you have to hit ‘em between the eyes with a two-by-four to get their attention.”  He was not wrong.  The past two decades have exposed far too many “low-information” voters who elected incompetent leftist politicians. 
All across our nation a quiet rage is building against the liberal assault upon American values.  More so than ever in the history of America, the concerns and patience of its people are being tested, tried and attacked by a group of elitists that is Hell-bent on the destruction of this country.  Voters can make a difference by adequately researching political candidates before casting their ballots. 
I want you to be resilient enough to protect your rights and resist tyranny.  America is calling, and we citizens must band together and fight or we lose our country to illegals, terrorists and Liberals.
Refuse to remain silent!  Question boldly, hold to the truth and speak without fear!  The only rights you have in this world are the ones you are willing to fight for.  But you are not alone.
  

"Liberalism is an ideology. Conservatism is a way of life. The difference between modern Liberalism and Conservatism is the first one believes that government is owner and distributor of freedom and rights, while the other maintains that government exists to protect the rights and freedoms Man is born with."

 

  

"Always take sides.  Neutrality helps the aggressor, never the victim.  Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."

~  Elie Wiesel, Romanian-born American Jewish writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor.
   

**CRITICAL THINKING**
      
Anyone who is not light years beyond enraged at how DEMOCRATS, RINOS, socialists, Marxists, communists, and libtards in general are ruining our once majestic country, is PART OF THE PROBLEM!

If EVER there was a time in American history for drastic action, it's now! We know the dangers of Martial Law; we know the desperation of the American Revolution; we've seen the horrors of a Civil War; and we pray for Divine Intervention to end this insanity!

There are intimations, theories, notions and bits of circumstantial evidence to suggest that at some point in 2019, the Hammer of Justice is going to drop on those scofflaws and evil-doers who have been ripping the guts out of American culture and the rule of law! Is it all just wishful thinking, or is it an end game? Time will tell, but decent, sensible, law-abiding people are starving for action!

EVERY BIT OF VERIFIABLE EVIDENCE compiled by a plethora of government and independent investigations indicates:

1. The Hillary Clinton Campaign; the Democrat National Committee; corrupt officials within the FBI and Department of Justice; and an assortment of politicians, judges, attorneys and their associates VIOLATED MULTIPLE LAWS during the 2016 presidential election and continue to do so through a phony investigation of President Trump!

2. Creators and enablers of SANCTUARY CITIES and SANCTUARY STATES are in DIRECT VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW!

3. Congressional DEMOCRATS and many "REPUBLICANS IN NAME ONLY" stand in opposition to constructing an effective barrier on the U.S./Mexico border to stem the tide of the illegal alien invasion! They value the lives and well-being of ILLEGAL ALIENS, to include America-hating terrorists, over those of AMERICAN CITIZENS! DEMOCRATS salivate over a potential PERMANENT UNDERCLASS OF ILLEGAL ALIEN DEMOCRAT VOTERS!

4. The so-called "mainstream media;" ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and most notably CNN; long ago cast aside any pretense of honesty, fairness and balance in news reporting! These networks chose to be sycophants for DEMOCRATS and LIBERAL IDEOLOGY, spreading misinformation and outright lies about President Trump, conservative-minded people, American tradition and heritage! They are GUILTY of creating false accusations against people they dislike, failing to report malfeasance on the part of those they support, and journalistic malpractice!

The political septic system desperately needs to be drained! If it requires Martial Law; recall elections; suspension of habeas corpus; thousands of indictments, arrests and prosecutions of the guilty; then so be it! Order MUST be restored; the two-tier justice system MUST be eradicated! NO LONGER can we watch silently as law enforcement officers and fellow Americans are murdered by illegal aliens! NO LONGER can we watch silently as a politically corrupt judicial system imprisons the innocent, while ignoring the guilty! NO LONGER can we watch silently as cowardly politicians waste billions of taxpayer dollars on senseless, ideological fantasies!

DIVINE INTERVENTION seems to be the only solution! Let us pray for President Trump; for our dedicated law enforcement officers; for true justice to be served; for RIGHT to overcome WRONG; for GOOD to triumph over EVIL; and for the salvation of the United States of America!
  

Don't Be A "No-Information Voter!"

Voters in the United States can make a difference by adequately researching political candidates. Electing proven Conservatives is the first step in reversing the damage to our country caused by Liberals. Politicians must also be held accountable for their actions, and ineffective and dishonest lawmakers can and must be replaced either in scheduled elections or by recall provisions. If not, we will consent to our own oppression.

Many ignorant people want to punish individuals like me for accurately promoting the truth. If I’m verifiably correct, I will always speak my mind even if I’m a minority of one. I will defend my rights, and yours, against all enemies, both foreign and Democrat.

I want you to be resilient enough to protect your rights and resist tyranny. America is calling, and we citizens either band together and fight or we lose our country to illegals, terrorists and Liberals.


The Oath Of The Right-Wing Extremist:

  
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.  And, to the Republic for which it stands:  one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
  

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From The Lame-Stream Media "Whine" Rack!

 
CNN Scraps Interview With Local California News Station After Finding Pro-Wall Reports, Denies Bias!
By Kristine Marsh , 1/11/2019, MRC Newsbusters
 
The clearest sign of the liberal media’s bias comes when they purposefully choose to exclude information that doesn’t affirm their agenda. That apparently happened yet again this week, after CNN scrapped an interview with a border city's news station, after they had reported that the wall was effective at deterring illegal immigration. After this story received attention, CNN put out a statement Friday denying that there was any anything nefarious about what they did.

KUSI News in San Diego, California, shared last night on their evening news and on Twitter, that the major network had requested a segment with one of their reporters for a local perspective on the effectiveness of the border wall. However, the network quickly retreated from that request after, the station believes CNN discovered his past reports showing a barrier actually works.

KUSI tweeted out their news report calling out CNN ghosting them as a “sign of the times:”  
✔@KUSINews
Thursday morning, @CNN called the KUSI Newsroom asking if a reporter could give them a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown. After we informed them about our past reports, they declined to hear from us.

CNN asked if KUSI would provide a reporter to offer our local view of the debate, specially to learn if the wall works in San Diego. KUSI offered our own Dan Plante, who has reported many times that the wall is not an issue here, in fact, many officials believe it is effective...Knowing this, CNN declined to have us on their programs, which often present the wall as not required in other places, like the stretch in Texas that the president visited earlier today. They didn’t like what they heard from us.

The station’s website goes into more detail:
We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work. We have continuously been told by Border Patrol Agents that the barrier along the Southern border helps prevent illegal entries, drugs, and weapons from entering the United States, and the numbers prove it.

When contacted by the Hill for a response, CNN claims this was a "non-story" and they routinely decline interviews that they request. Joe Concha tweeted their full statement:
Joe Concha
✔@JoeConchaTV
CNN statement to me on KUSI (San Diego) claim the cable news network didn't book one of its reporters because of his previous reports on border walls (1/2): "We called several local stations to book someone for a show. We didn’t end up booking any of them..."

Joe Concha
✔@JoeConchaTV
2/2 CNN statement to me on KUSI (San Diego) claim: "...That happens many times every single day. We did, however, book a reporter from KUSI for a story on immigration and the border wall on CNN in November. This is a non story."

Much like the network has done with the government shutdown interviewing furloughed employees and contractors, it seems CNN is more committed to showcasing only one side of a story than they are to telling the truth.


"Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life. It is far better that you fear the media, for they will take your HONOR. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse." ~ Mark Twain



DEMOCRATS UNHINGED!         ​​


As Ocasio-Cortez Flubs Facts, NY Mag Suddenly Finds Fact Checks Are Dangerous!
Big Clay Waters, Januray 11, 2019, MRC Newsbusters

New York magazine’s Eric Levitz spent nearly 3,000 words making excuses for the many factual errors committed so far by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the gaffe-prone young socialist representing part of Brooklyn, in “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Critique of Fact-Checking Is Valid.”

Levitz excused the verbal missteps in the name of a higher progressive morality while cheerfully dismissing the vaunted media “fact checking” that was until last week so vital in keeping the Donald Trump administration in line. Now, after some modest media pushback on some of Ocasio-Cortez’s wackier claims, especially in the Washington Post, fact checking is suddenly unfair to the left.

Levitz led with her “innocent mistake” regarding an article on Pentagon accounting errors she read in the hard-left Nation. He spun mightily on her behalf.

Confronted with her month-old mistake, Ocasio-Cortez replied, “If people want to really blow up one figure here or one word there, I would argue that they’re missing the forest for the trees. I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.”

In the 24 hours after her interview aired, the congresswoman argued that it was unclear what standards fact-checkers use when determining which truths and falsehoods to spotlight -- and thus, absent good discretion, fact-checkers could actually bias public discourse by drawing disproportionate attention to progressives’ misstatements.

That’s pretty rich, given the well-known anti-conservative bias of mainstream media fact-checkers, from the Washington Post to the New York Times to the infamous Politifact.

Throughout these remarks, the congresswoman repeatedly stipulated that factual accuracy was “absolutely important.” On Tuesday, she thanked Politifact for the “work that you do.”

After weighing the points on each side, Levitz concluded that fact-checking was dangerous because it could “reflect the ideological biases of the ‘objective’ press.” He is of course absolutely right as far as that goes. The problem is, Levitz somehow looks at the New York Times, the Washington Post, the networks, CNN and MSNBC and sees a media biased against the left, not the right.

And yet, Ocasio-Cortez’s critiques of “fact check” journalism are also valid. The nonpartisan political media does often obscure the moral stakes of policy debates beneath semantical nitpicking. And which truths and falsehoods the mainstream press chooses to spotlight -- and which it leaves unscrutinized -- does reflect the ideological biases of the “objective” press.

To appreciate the former point, consider this critique of Ocasio-Cortez from Washington Post columnist (and newly minted champion of the “vital center”) Max Boot:

Boot has morphed into a stereotypical Republican-bashing “sensible centrist,” and is gaining predictable sudden respect among liberals. But Levitz went after him for his jab from the right at AOC. He quoted Boot, quoting Ocasio-Cortez’s “mystifying” sentence: “Why aren’t we incorporating the cost of all the funeral expenses of those who died because they can’t afford access to health care? That is part of the cost of our system.”

Levitz first admitted:
Reading Ocasio-Cortez’s quote in isolation, one could conclude that the congresswoman has a wild misconception about the percentage of annual GDP that goes toward the funeral expenses of Americans who died from curable illnesses as a result of lacking affordable health insurance...
But then he reached back several months to give her the benefit of every possible doubt:

Context lends credence to the latter interpretation. Here is Ocasio-Cortez making the case for Medicare for All to CNN’s Chris Cuomo back in August...
....It seems reasonable to assume that when Ocasio-Cortez invoked “funeral expenses” on CNN, she intended to highlight these human costs (as opposed to runaway inflation in the coffin sector), while subtly mocking the idea that access to (what she believes to be) a human right should hinge on economistic, cost-benefit analyses. Alas, Boot was too concerned with Ocasio-Cortez’s semantic correctness to discern that her point might not be entirely literal, and that there might be a moral component to her argument.

After a long discussion of Rep. Bernie Sanders’ budget-busting “Medicare for All” plan, Levitz argued the far left had won so many political arguments, they should get the benefit of the doubt going forward. In May 2018, Levitz similarly argued there was no point of debating conservative arguments since they’ve been proven wrong already.
Near the end he suggested the New York Times was wrong to call Republican Sen. Susan Collins one of the Senate’s “most moderate members” because she backed the “far-right fringe” idea of Trump’s tax cuts. Then he posed a would-be stumper:

Ask yourself: Would the sum of total mainstream political coverage lead one to believe that Susan Collins is more committed to realism, ideological moderation, and evidenced-based policymaking than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is? And if so, might the latter have cause for questioning the objectivity of the “objective” media?

Perhaps because Collins’ lifetime ideological rating from the American Conservative Union is indeed a moderate 45? And that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has no legislative record yet but is a self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist who favors trillions of dollars in federal spending and a huge tax increase on “the rich”?
  




   The essence of freedom is the proper limitation of government!
  
      


  
A Prayer For Our Nation

Lord, thank You for all Your blessings on the United States of America. I know our country, as a body, has turned against You and I wish to change the direction in which it is headed. I pray for our nation to have prosperity, economic health, protection from our enemies, and God’s blessing on all our leaders and people. I pray for Your guidance, wisdom and mercy in all things. Amen.