A Site Visitor Asks The Following – I Answer In Comments

A Site Visitor Asks The Following – I Answer In Comments

I have been fighting for my country since a teenager. Served in Viet Nam as a Combat Medic. I have had enough of the rhetoric from the media, celebrities, democrats and others working to destroy President Trump, his cabinet picks, our Constitution and Bill of Rights and most of all our country.

Other than California and New York, we the feed-up voters of politics, as usual, put Donald Trump in office. Now, he needs our support even more to overcome the media and organizations funded by George Soros like the Muslim Brotherhood, La Raza, Black Lives Matter, the Communist Party USA, the Nation of Islam, George Soros’s “Open Society Foundation”, Al Sharpton’s “National Action Network”, Moveon.org, the Tides Foundation, Amnesty International, American Federation of Teachers, the Weatherman Underground, the New Black Panther Party, CodePink, SEIU etc. who have been supporting the massive demonstrations across the nation opposing every one of President Trump initiative. The violent opposition, shutting down free speech, is being promoted by Obama, William Ayers, and Soros.

I’m not an organizer but we must stand up in mass for President Trump and face our elected officials and the media opposing every move he makes. I would help in starting a movement to peacefully March on Washington DC and across thew nation by those who voted and believe in him. Only by the power of the masses coming together can we effect any change. It’s time the silent majority flexes its muscle again.

I’m not sure where to start on this effort but I’m reaching out.

David

Dr David Shulkin Confirmed – Sworn In

Dr David Shulkin Confirmed – Sworn In

Dr. David Shulkin is going to run the Department of Veterans Affairs. The vote in the Senate was unanimous,100 – 0 in favor of Dr. Shulkin. He was sworn in yesterday but other events may have prevented you from taking notice.

Our thoughts and prayers should be with the new VA Secretary. He has an enormous task in front of him. The task of reforming the VA is one that I do not envy. As a physician, Dr. Shulkin will put patient care first. This is a huge undertaking as there are nearly 9 million visits to VA facilities across the U.S. annually.

Why Every Veteran Must Support General Flynn – LOUDLY

Why Every Veteran Must Support General Flynn – LOUDLY

First, let’s be clear. How difficult would it be to gin up these salacious attacks against General Flynn? Do you believe that Donald Trump hooked up with Russian hookers? If not, then you know the power of fake news. But we shouldn’t call it that. Lies. Evil and vicious attacks. That’s a bit closer to the truth. Russia did NOT affect our election, and General Flynn did not betray his trust. If our enemies are allowed to take General Flynn down, removing him from President Trump’s side, the greatest bulwark for America’s National Security will be removed. This may happen, but every veteran should find, in his or her compatriot General Flynn, a fellow who deserves his or her support right now, and loudly.

Second, but what if these attacks were true? After all, none of us knows for sure, right? Well, contemplate it. A man who is about to become National Security Adviser, and who is able to calm the waters of conflict with our most important enemy/ally, Russia, decides to take action to make sure conflict does not escalate. Oh, he surely should be crucified for that.

But what about – in this scenario – lies to others, failing to disclose telephone conversations that were recorded, transcripted and may be leaked? I say again, we must support General Flynn even in that case. Who is to blame? Let us be clear. Those seeking to ramp up conflict are to be blamed. General Flynn’s sole intent – in this scenario – was to protect our nation and the peace we seek to establish globally.

But let’s turn to the real issue. We know that if veterans had not turned out in full for Candidate Trump, we’d not have a Trump administration right now. That was the beginning of our veteran’s community regaining its voice. Well, it is time to speak again.

Each and every veteran who stands behind his or her fellow, General Flynn, must reach out. Social media is mighty. Tweets and Facebook postings count. Any veteran who has a blog should repost this article, and push its links forward via social media. But more, any writing veteran should express his or her thoughts on this matter directly as well. If for no other reason, General Flynn himself deserves to know that veterans have his back. He is a veteran before he is anything else. Well, a patriot first, of course.

There’s another medium though, to my measure, even more powerful. And that is talk radio. No, not the big names, Hannity and Ingraham, etc. Although, if you have access, by all means, use it! Rather, it is small, local talk radio that I focus on. Every such radio show in America should have its phone lines lit up 24/7 voicing 100% support for General Flynn.

If General Flynn’s voice is silenced, the entire veteran community will lose more than can be measured or expressed. And, if veterans can help General Flynn protect his voice, veterans will have taken the next step in ensuring that every veteran in America regains his or her voice too.

Pasquale Scopelliti
The Consigliori

Main Street Patriots 27 Feb and 4 Mar

Main Street Patriots 27 Feb and 4 Mar

There was a spontaneous uprising of grassroots activists that voted for President Trump to find a way to let people know that we support his agenda. Unlike those protesting against President Trump’s vision, we are a diverse coalition that comprises the heart and soul of America that wants our nation to fulfill our potential, as the greatest nation on God’s green earth!

The rallies will be positive, patriotic, uplifting, and open to anyone that supports an America First agenda.

Rallies across the nation will take place on February 27th at 12:00 pm and March 4th.  We expect many more states holding rallies will be added, so check back in a few days, when we will begin to list the locations. Contacts for the states are below.

If you would like to volunteer or organize a rally in a below state please contact the listed organizer.  Click here for Spirit of America Rally locations, if you do not see a rally in your state and would like to host one please email us at [email protected]

Rally FAQ’s

Arizona
Vera Anderson
[email protected]

California
Emma Emz
Harim Uziel
FaceBook Event

Colorado
Betty Blanco
[email protected]

Delaware
Alden Tonkay
[email protected]

Florida
Diane Scherff
[email protected]

Cynthia Lucas
[email protected]

Georgia
Debbie Dooley
[email protected]

Jose Perez
[email protected]

Illinois
Teresa Kopec
[email protected]

Indiana
Emery McClendon
[email protected]

Iowa
Tammy Kobza
[email protected]

Louisiana
Rob Maness
[email protected]

Maine
Arthur Langley
[email protected]

Maryland
Steve Lind
Brian Nygaard
[email protected]

New Jersey
Barb Gonzalez
[email protected]

New Mexico
Jeanie Backus-Coates
[email protected]

New York
Judy Pepenella
[email protected]

North Carolina
Chris O’Shea
[email protected]

Michelle Bowman
[email protected]

Ohio
Ralph King
[email protected]

Pennsylvania
Tricia Cunningham
[email protected]

South Carolina
Joe Dugan
[email protected]

Tennesee
Mark A. Skoda
[email protected]
FaceBook Event

Washington D.C.
Ansen Hatcher
[email protected]

Washington (State)
John Charleston
[email protected]

Peggy Hutt
[email protected]

More on MAGA March

More on MAGA March

I’ve been in touch with the folks from MAGA (Make America Great Again) March.To see a list of locations check out this Facebook link. They are looking for people to head up states that do not yet have places for the march determined yet. They also need assistance in states that do have a location established.

Their GoFundMe account has already raised most of the money for the permits where needed. All they need now are leaders in states that are as of now unfilled and extra help in locations that are already set. 

If you are interested in volunteering in any way feel free to contact them through their website. 

Opinion vs Fact Based News – Why We Are A Polarized Nation

Opinion vs Fact Based News – Why We Are A Polarized Nation

I was a young man back in early 1980’s. It was the first trip to Germany for an exercise called REFORGER. My unit was involved in broadcasting psychological operations. At that time I really did not understand how it worked. 23 years later that would change significantly. That first trip started my

Take off

Broadcasting propaganda in combat zones

education in propaganda even though my specialty was not propaganda.

Every evening I would tune into the news on a radio. The first broadcast I would listen to was Armed Forces Radio and Television Service. The second broadcast I would listen to was the then Soviet Union broadcasting news in English back to Europe and American troops.

It did not take me long to see the differences. It was the same essential news with different descriptions of the facts. When I returned to the U.S. I started listening to the news with a different ear. It was now tuned more to the descriptions rather than the facts. I would also listen more carefully to voice inflection. If watching TV news I would observe facial expressions and body language. My skepticism started to build.

With the advent of 24/7 Cable News and the Internet, we started having more ways to get news and opinion. Today it is more opinion than news, regardless of the place you get your information.

The question is why? The reason is simple. Emotion appeals to the reader, listener or viewer. More eyeballs on the station or website and listeners result in more advertising dollars. It is a simple follow the money thing.

An additional problem is the bias of most media outlets. 96% of all donations by people in media went to the Democratic Party. Notice all the advertisements on that link. How can a group be that devoted to a political party and not have it slant their judgment? Add to that, most educators are liberal and give to the Democratic Party. If you are like me you wonder if the nation will ever be able to recover. No wonder FOX News is so popular!

There is huge competition in the media today. You have to be the first to break something new to stay on top of the ratings. There are also smaller budgets due to the competition. That means fewer actual reporters out in the field. They often rely on people with smartphones taking video and website reporters who often get it wrong.

When I was very young (in the 1960’s and 70’s) you had basic news at 6 and 11 PM. If you wanted anything more you had to wait for a Sunday show or pick up a newspaper. People seemed to focus more on family and everyday life. Politics was discussed but not like it is today.

Bottom line: Think about the headlines your read on the web or print. Consider the lead phrase into a story on TV, radio etc. Listen carefully to the narrative. Study the use of emotional words and body language. Watch for opinion versus simple facts. Ask yourself if the story could have been approached from another point of view or with less emphasis on the emotional triggers. Never believe something if it sounds over the top without doing your own investigation. Make sure you understand if you are watching, reading or listening to a solid news story or if it is an opinion piece. The lines are so blurred today it is difficult to see the difference.

National MAGA March – 25 Mar 2017

National MAGA March – 25 Mar 2017

I was contacted today by one of the organizers for the MAGA (Make America Great Again) March for the Clearwater Florida area. I thought I would share this with you all in case you want to help organize or participate. The plan is for a gathering in all 50 states on the 25th of March. They are handling all the permits etc. All you have to do is attend if you can.

Below is an excerpt from their website. Click here to view the website completely.

What we are doing and why we are doing it.

It is about time we stand up for America. We are marching for our President, Vice President, Military, and First Responders. We are the silent majority and we are ready for a real change. A change for how our Veterans are treated when the focus seems to be somewhere else. A change for our first responders who get little credit for what they do, a change for our country. We would like to march nationwide, in at least one city per state and most certainly in DC. We are not protesting anything about America. We are only showing our support for it and encouragement for the change that is happening. At each gathering there will be a donation station to donate food, clothing, toiletries, etc. for homeless Veterans. There is a Go Fund Me page setup to help fund this event.


To join our group on Facebook go to www.facebook.com/groups/magamarch

To help fund this event go to  www.gofundme.com/wtpc5axc-make-america-great-again

Updated 13 March 2017

I’ve been in touch with the folks from MAGA (Make America Great Again) March.To see a list of locations check out this Facebook link. They are looking for people to head up states that do not yet have places for the march determined yet. They also need assistance in states that do have a location established.

Their GoFundMe account has already raised most of the money for the permits where needed. All they need now are leaders in states that are as of now unfilled and extra help in locations that are already set. 

If you are interested in volunteering in any way feel free to contact them through their website. 

For Better or Worse – Like it or Not

For Better or Worse – Like it or Not

For Better or Worse America created the need for and the Presidency of Donald Trump.

There was a lot of talk about the Democratic Post Mortem after the election. What drove that story so heavily? It is simple. Money! The Big Government – Big Business donors wanted to know how all their money did not propel Hillary Clinton to the Presidency.

Excluding Super PAC’s Clinton raised just about 1 billion dollars. President Trump raised about half of that. If you include Super PAC’s Clinton spent 1 Billion 119 Millon Dollars. On the other hand, President Trump spent 646 Million dollars. Here is a good link with details that are quick and easy to read. Just scroll to the chart after the first few paragraphs.

The phenomenon of President Trump is an outcropping of Americans being sick and tired of special interests buying the Presidency. Donald Trump himself was the biggest donor to his campaign followed by small donors. Hillary Clinton’s donors were wealthy billionaires, millionaires along with labor unions. Most donations represented special interests. Same link as the previous paragraph contains this information.

Think about this for a few minutes. Would Hillary Clinton be cutting costs on the F 35? Would Hillary be cutting costs on Air Force 1? Would she be working tirelessly, meeting with her traditional opponents, meeting with people from inner cities, getting the Keystone Pipeline approved, saving jobs, creating jobs, contacting the main leaders we need to work with in the world right away? The list goes on and one.

Why is Trump doing these things? Because he can. He is not constrained by the traditional players who help get politicians elected. He owes nothing to special interests. I’m not just picking on Hillary Clinton either. Every President before (as well as other politicians) get elected with the help of people who want to set their agenda for them. If they don’t play ball they don’t get money the next time they run for election. I know this because a former politician explained this to me and it was why he got out!

So, for better or worse, like it or not, Donald Trump is the President America created and the President America needs. We created the need because we the people have not been engaged enough to support our candidates through small donations and or volunteering our time.

We the people allowed special interests to buy our politicians. We need a President and other politicians like Donald Trump. People who do not need the job for the money. People who have a deep and abiding love for our country. People who connect with the average person. People who tell it like it is.

We will some day need another Presidential candidate like President Trump. We better start looking for that person now. We also need politicians at all levels fo Federal, State and Local Government that fit the aforementioned qualities.

One group of people come to mind. Veterans! Especially those who have served long enough to have a retirement check. No offense to our brothers and sisters who served honorably for shorter periods of time. While I don’t make tons of cash in my retirement check it gives me an edge. That is how I was able to start my own business. Officers and others who served longer get very good retirement checks. They don’t need the money. We may not be millionaires or billionaires but we will not be pursuing a political position for the money.

I am convinced the Republican Party, while not perfect, is the best current vehicle to work through as veterans. While not all Democrats are bad it is the party of lawlessness, anarchy, violence and emotionalism. Think about the protests that have been occurring since President Trump won. Excluding the Women’s March, most Democratic-led protests are violent and ugly. Property gets destroyed, people harassed and injured. Compare that with Tea Party protests. They left places cleaner than they found them. No property was destroyed and nobody got hurt.

Because of that, I intend to start a new National Website called RebpulicanVets.com. Coming soon!

What Do You Think About The 9th Courts Ruling?

What Do You Think About The 9th Courts Ruling?

The best article I have read on this subject to date is by Gregg Jarret, a graduate of Hastings College of Law. Here is a link to the article.

I love this one quote from Gregg’s article:

It is no surprise that the 9th Circuit got it wrong.  It is the most overturned appellate court in the nation.  There’s a joke among California lawyers: if you lose your case in the 9th Circuit, you’re assured of winning it before the Supreme Court.  Get the picture?

To make Gregg’s point you might see this article from the National Review. Excerpt below:

But in 2010, perhaps seeking to reclaim its position at the top of the heap, the Ninth Circuit was reversed a startling 19 times (79 percent), three times as many reversals as most circuits had cases before the Supreme Court. The same pattern continued in the 2011 (71 percent) and 2012 terms (86 percent), when the Ninth Circuit was reversed more than twice as many times as most circuits had cases before the Court.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/373273/ninth-circuit-leading-pack-most-reversed-jonathan-keim

Even with the Supreme Court only having 8 Justices it is unlikely the 9th Circuit Courts opinion will be upheld. President Trump will eventually win this. Even if it goes beyond 90 days it is a

As a Veteran, I’m pretty upset that a Judge can play life and death with National Security issues. What’s your opinion?