Do you follow Sundance at the Conservative Tree House blog? If not, you should.
I don’t know who he (or she) is, or if it is really a ‘they,’ but here in an important post yesterday, Sundance reminds all of us that we can do what he/she has done in exposing the big money/power behind the throne.
Now I believe there is almost nothing so important as citizen journalists especially when they focus like a laser on a critical issue of our day!
Here is Sundance explaining how there are trillions of dollars at stake in the Presidential race and why Donald Trump is such a threat to them (the poster at right says it all).
But, this is the line that jumped out at me:
Anyone with even moderate research skills could assemble the same data if they had: a.) time, and b.) inclination. Sometimes, like the “splitter strategy“, conspiracies are not theory. The behavior inherent within the visible activity is simply just an outcome of a mutually beneficial plan.
Please, please find some time and join the small (so far!) army of citizen journalists, it is really the only hope we have to save America. Find one issue, be persistent, work a little every day, and find a way to get what you learn out to your fellow citizens even if it is just in your home town!
The framers understood the importance of the First Amendment—use it!
Yesterday was a picture-perfect spring day in western Maryland. It was the kind of day for a visit to friends, a lunch out, a little work in the garden, but instead I, and thousands of others from Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, walked what felt like a mile from the parking area to a huge airplane hangar at the Hagerstown Regional Airport where, packed like sardines, we waited for hours to hear what Presidential candidate Donald Trump had to say.
It was worth the wait.
The aching back and legs were all worth experiencing the phenomenon first hand.
On the roads lining the walk to the hangar were dozens of vendors selling Trump memorabilia. I asked one woman where she was from and she said Michigan. Imagine this! They follow Trump events around the country selling their wares. It must be lucrative for them and one had to admire their entrepreneurial spirits (if not the quality of their merchandise).
There were two small groups of demonstrators. There was a small (maybe 20) group of locals with homemade signs that seemed to favor the word “hate.” And, then there was another group, maybe 15, closer to the hangar with the characteristic professionally printed commie signs. You know they are always bright yellow with black letters (Workers World Party in this case).
Snipers were on roofs nearby and the security check involved metal detectors and bag searches.
Then came the wait….
Music played, people chatted with their compatriots and those around them for hours! Occasionally a chant broke out. A raised platform in the middle of the hangar held at least a dozen camera-men and reporters for presumably all of the major media.
While chatting with neighbors, we agreed that much of the passion (and endurance—you know Sunday afternoon, beautiful day) in a group like this was a direct result of watching the Obama presidency over the last 7 plus years and wanting to send a message that his Presidency would be most repudiated and nullified with Donald Trump in the White House.
The only problem I saw with the planning for the rally (they had food, water and porta pots), albeit it was done with only a couple of days notice, was the enormous wasted opportunity with a microphone available and a crowd of thousands getting bored (how many times could you send text messages and otherwise play with your phones).
I wished we could hear from others campaigning for office, or better still hear from the Trump delegate candidates who will be on the ballot tomorrow.
Since I was positioned maybe a third of the way back from the podium, I have no idea whether the hangar was completely full, but I am told it was.
My uneducated guess put the crowd size at about 7,000-10,000. The local newspaper, the Hagerstown Herald Mailputs it at 5,000. Trump himself put it at 18,000 (you did have to go on line and get tickets so maybe he did have the best handle on the number). But, no matter the size, the energy was electric and looking around it was evident that Trump supporters come from all walks of life.
One of my friends said she felt safe because many of the men, they were young and old, looked like they could take care of themselves and us if something bad happened. I put the crowd as almost evenly split between men and women (so much for the notion that women don’t like Trump).
Trump was supposed to fly in at 4 p.m. but it was nearly five before his well-known Trump helicopter arrived to booming triumphant music.
He spoke for about an hour with no teleprompter and no sign that he was going to follow the supposed instructions of his new campaign hires to look and sound presidential.
The audience roared and laughed along with him especially cheering his statements about getting rid of Obamacare and Common Core. They roared approval of his trademark build-the-wall plans, and his adamant assertion that he will fight for the second amendment and take care of vets.
And, of course his ideas on trade and jobs were a focal point as he several times reported on how much manufacturing Maryland has lost in recent decades. (You can watch it all in replay, here).
I was struck by his use of the words a couple of times near the end—“America First!”—the two words that I believe sum up his entire message.
Only one line in the Herald Mail story mentioned the real genius of the speech, he made the audience feel like they were in this with him, that he didn’t care who endorsed him as long as we, the voters, did:
I want your endorsement,” he said to cheers.
Much to my surprise, when it was all over, Trump did not jump in the waiting helicopter and immediately fly away. He stayed for at least another half an hour talking to people along the rail that held hundreds of diehard fans back as they snapped photos of him. Then he took group photos on the tarmac with military (or police). (I couldn’t tell from where I stood.)
I was able to see aide Stephen Miller on the tarmac with him. You may know him as the former aide to Senator Jeff Sessions and a national expert on the issue of immigration.
All in all, it was well worth giving up a beautiful day because my friends and I agreed that we were witnessing history in the making (no matter how it turns out).
This is an incredible tale from a recent “town hall” in Northern Virginia. The citizen investigative reporter/journalist, C. Trauernicht, attended a public meeting and reports what was heard here at Conservative HQ.
I’ve only snipped a small segment of the article because I want you to read the whole thing especially if you live in Virginia where some of your elected officials are mentioned by name!
You too can do this!
Arlington Muslim Town Hall Meeting Bashes GOP Presidential Candidates
The “non-partisan” description was what drew me to the event. I fully expected there to be a thoughtful, educational, informative, respectful exchange of ideas. But that was not what happened.
Simply put, the organizers staged an event to bash VA Republican legislators, and presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. The “Town Hall Meeting” was highly partisan, to the point of distraction from the advertised topic.
There was no discussion about the tenets of Islam, no discussion about the tension between the Qur’an and the Hadith, and no discussion about the possible conflict within the Muslim community about their faith.
The first speaker was Nader Hasan, cousin of Major Nidal Hasan, known as the Fort Hood shooter. Nader described himself as “the epitome of the American dream,” and spoke about how he grew up in America, living a pleasant life. Never did he experience discrimination until after the Fort Hood shooting. [Then surprise! Continue reading…]
As the program moved through the next two panels of speakers, what attendees heard was consistent criticism of Republicans – ONLY. The VA legislators and Arlington County Board members who spoke were Democrats. The only Republican speaker identified was a representative of the Arlington County Republicans, and he sounded like an apologist for the Democrats. Even the two British speakers bashed Republicans!
Continue reading here, then get out there and find a public meeting like this near you! Don’t wait for a biased ‘mainstream media’ report on the event!
Attend and take good notes! Find a place to publish what you learn, write a letter-to-the editor, or better still: start your own blog!
Wow! People across the heartland of America are beginning to understand what is happening to them!
This is a must-watch video of a local TV news reporter exposing the Partnership for a New American Economy’s joint effort with Open Borders activists like Welcoming America and the US Refugee Admissions Programto make sure a steady supply of cheap labor is distributed to your towns and cities.
Also exposed is a classic and pernicious campaign that is underway to manipulate public opinion!
For background see our post from January about Rupert Murdoch and his rich elitist pals at the Partnership for a New American Economy. And, then see our post just last week at Refugee Resettlement Watch about the selection of the 20 cities where citizens are going to get the full-court propaganda press to “welcome” their replacement population.
See also Leo Hohmann’s more detailed report on what these big-wigs have planned for 20 cities. This is what I said at WND:
“They want to manipulate the minds of the community and get Americans to believe mass immigration is going to be good for them, that they’re all going to benefit from the influx of more and more migrants,” said Ann Corcoran, author of the Refugee Resettlement Watch blog. “It’s a mind game to soften up the receiving communities.”
We’ve read about this USCIS grant program over recent years where the Obama Administration is passing out grant money like candy to non-profit groups. And, surprise (not!) some of the recipients of your money are some of the same federal contractors pouring refugees into your towns.
Obama and the Dems want to get as many permanent residents as possible through the citizenship process as fast as possible.
Remember they are changing America by changing the people and they have to make sure large numbers can vote legally (in addition to those who will vote illegally)!
It sounds good—getting immigrants prepared to be American citizens, but it also strikes me as one more pile of boodle for refugee contractors already awash in your money.
Here is a recent press release from USCIS announcing the next traunch of your money available to the non-profits.
Grants will support citizenship preparation services for permanent residents
WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities under the Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. These are competitive grant opportunities for organizations that prepare permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic integration through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history and civics. The two programs will provide up to $10 million in grants for citizenship preparation programs in communities across the country. Applications are due by April 22.
Through these grant opportunities, USCIS seeks to expand availability of high-quality citizenship preparation services throughout the country. The two opportunities are:
Since 2009, USCIS has awarded approximately $53 million through 262 grants to organizations that have provided citizenship preparation services to more than 138,000 permanent residents in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
Now go hereand have a look at the grant recipients for 2015, most received $250,000 each. I sure hope someone is auditing this program!
The Arab Community Center of Dearborn, MI got $250,000, Church World Service, Durham NC got $249,991, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Philadelphia ($250,000) and the union SEIU, New York got $250,000 to name just a few.
And, so if a “new American” is getting trained by one of these left-of-center organizations, three guesses on which party they will be voting for in the fall!
I have too much to do today to properly tell you all about how remittances (money sent by immigrants out of the US economy) are used to prop up economies around the world.
And, no time to tell you about how terrorism is funded with some of that money, or that many of those dollars are taxpayer dollars you contributed to legal and illegal migrants through your welfare ‘charity.’
Or, how many of those dollars were stolen from the Food Stamp program.
And, the dream of remittances sent back to Central America is why those countries don’t curtail the flight of tens of thousands of their youths to the American border. (spike coming!) ‘Leaders’ there assume the kids will send money ‘home.’
I’ve written a good bit over the years about the remittance game and how it is a major driver of immigration to America. See posts hereat RRW.
This is what the Washington Post said yesterday about the Trump plan (it even brought Obama to the podium to chastise Trump).
Suffice it to say, I am happy the issue has been so publicly mentioned because I don’t think most Americans understand how many billions of dollars leave the US every year through remittances and how that is a major reason migrants come here (to send money ‘home,’ not because they want necessarily to be American citizens!).
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump would try to force Mexico to pay for a border wall by targeting billions of dollars in remittances sent by immigrants living in the U.S., according to a memo released by his campaign Tuesday.
The memo outlines in new detail how Trump would try to compel Mexico to pay for the 1,000-mile wall he’s promised to build along the Southern border if he becomes president.
In his proposal, Trump threatened to change a rule under the USA Patriot Act, an anti-terrorism law, to cut off a portion of the funds sent to Mexico through money transfers known as remittances. His plan would also bar non-Americans from wiring money outside of the U.S. unless they can provide documentation establishing their legal status in the country.
Trump said he would withdraw the threat if Mexico makes a one-time payment to finance the wall.
“It’s an easy decision for Mexico: make a one-time payment of $5-10 billion to ensure that $24 billion continues to flow into their country year after year,” the memo reads.
By the way, the Dems are quick to tell us that food stamp dollars and other welfare payments to indigent immigrants fuels the US economy as those dollars return via goods and services purchased.
Isn’t it time we find out exactly how our tax dollars prop up third world nations through uncontrolled movement of those dollars out of the country?
The Republicans who are running the House and Senate should be investigating the loss to the US economy of the billions leaving the country via remittances, wall or no wall (Trump or no Trump!). So, where have they been?
Now watch the incredible campus campaign the traumatized Emory students have inspired (hat tip: Sundance for the video).
Feel the chalk!
Did you see it? Even some at the University of Maryland got into the fun of mocking “the little darlings” of Emory! Free speech lives!
No chalk, no sidewalk?
I saw a recommendation of something you too can do. Take a pad of post-it notes and write ‘Trump 2016′ (or whatever, be civil) on each page, keep it in your car and stick’em wherever you go. (Do not deface any surface, however, with markers or pens!). Have fun!
Endnote: This whole Election 2016 is so fascinating (humorous too!), I’m finding I’m getting nothing productive done as I wander aimlessly around social media finding new and more stunning news by the minute. How about you? Having the same problem?