Happy Thanksgiving

When I was a kid, my Mom would put out quite a spread for Thanksgiving Dinner. With 7 children and visits from our Grandparents, she had a lot to do. Typically, she’d start about three days out; making the pies, decorations, homemade stuffing, and other food that didn’t have to be cooked until the Big Day.

We had a huge dining room table with a leaf extension. Every square inch of it was taken up by place settings, bowls and dishes full of sweet and mashed potatoes, casseroles, vegetables, cranberry sauce, garnish plates, stuffing, and gravy.  The turkeys, that usually weighed between 25-26 pounds each, were ceremoniously placed in the middle.

Growing up, I mostly gave thanks for the great food and Mom’s cooking, but now I give thanks for Mom, and the privilege of having her in my life until she passed away in 2003.

During my Army career, I spent most Thanksgivings out of the country away from my family, so it was comforting to go over to the mess hall and enjoy the day with fellow troops. In my units, the First Sergeants and Command Sergeant Majors often stood behind the serving line and dished up the turkey.

I always called home to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

To each of you, I extend Thanksgiving wishes with this advice:  Cherish the time you spend with your friends and loved ones on this day.  When they are gone, you can fill the day with wonderful memories.

While you’re gathering with your family today and stuffing yourself with turkey and having beer, don’t forget about the troops overseas and in harm’s way. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Many of us, myself included, have been there and we know what it means to spend the holidays away from family and home.

To my fellow Soldiers still deployed, Happy Thanksgiving; you’re in my thoughts. I’ve been there, too.
For my fellow Soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice, this day of thanks and remembrance is especially for them.

Duty, Honor, Country


Hillary: ‘I have no regrets for sleeping through the Benghazi terrorist attack briefing’



From The Washington Examiner

Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that she has no regrets about leaving State Department headquarters during the 2012 Benghazi raid that left four Americans dead, a decision that exposed her to criticism during years of investigations into the terror attack.

“You know, I was there until 9, 10 o’clock. We had done a number of what are called SVTC’s, you know, satellite conferences,” Clinton told radio host Hugh Hewitt during an interview that aired Wednesday. “I had talked on the phone. I had talked over satellite with our team in Libya. I had talked with members of our government, Defense and Intel and others, obviously the White House.”

Clinton has taken fire for going home relatively early on the night of the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya. Four Americans died in the attack, and the Obama administration came under intense scrutiny for initially blaming the attack on an inflammatory YouTube clip before acknowledging that it was a planned attack.

“You know, we knew that our goal was to find all of our people and get them out of there, and that was ongoing. And so you know, I went home for a few hours of sleep. I talked to the President, bringing him totally up to date, and then obviously, you know, headed back early the next morning,” Clinton said.

Asked if staying later would have made a difference, Clinton said, “I doubt it.”

“That was never the principal charge that the Republicans and others made against me, and those in the administration,” Clinton said. “So I don’t think that silenced the critics, because there seem to be a calculation that this was an issue that they could make political.”

Clinton has been back in headlines after months of silence due to a tour to promote her 2016 campaign memoir. Her book tour will end in December.


Obama and Hillary’s depraved indifference and incompetence, played a large part in the deaths of the Americans at the Benghazi consulate.

As you can see, the bitch still couldn’t care less.



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Fusion GPS Paid Journos to Feed Fake Trump Dossier Stories to the Press

The more that comes out about this leftwing smear, the uglier it gets.

From The Washington Examiner 

Newly filed court documents confirm that Fusion GPS, the company mostly responsible for the controversial “Trump dossier” on presidential candidate Donald Trump, made payments to three journalists between June 2016 until February 2017.

The revelation could be a breakthrough for House Republicans, who are exploring whether Fusion GPS used the dossier, which was later criticized for having inaccurate information on Trump, to feed anti-Trump stories to the press during and after the presidential campaign. The three journalists who were paid by Fusion GPS are known to have reported on “Russia issues relevant to [the committee’s] investigation,” the House Intelligence Committee said in a court filing.

But the recipients’ names, the amounts, and purposes of those payments were either redacted from the documents that Fusion GPS filed to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia or were not disclosed.

Fusion has asked the court to issue a restraining order against the House committee, which is demanding documents from the company that, among other things, explain the payments it made to reporters. Most of the documents sought are banking records.


……Fusion GPS didn’t deny that some payments went to reporters, but argues that these payments were made to help the company with research.

“Fusion GPS is a research firm set up by former investigative journalists,” Fusion GPS’s lawyer, Josh Levy, said in a statement to the Washington Examiner. “As such, it sometimes works with contractors that have specialized skills seeking public information. Contractors are not permitted to publish any articles based on that work, and Fusion GPS does not pay journalists to write stories.”

The “research firm” was founded by three former Wall Street Journal reporters—Glenn R. Simpson, Peter Fritsch and Thomas Catan,—which serves as a political broker for the Dems; activists with a pro-Hillary Clinton, anti-Trump agenda. They had a vested ideological interest in smearing Trump.


……One of the documents filed by lawyers for the House Intelligence Committee said each of the three reporters who received payments had written about the Russia probe, which could indicate that reporters were using Fusion GPS’s work to write their stories.

“Additionally, the Committee seeks transactions related to three individual journalists, [names redacted], each of whom have reported on and/or been quoted in articles regarding topics related to the Committee’s investigation, some of which were published as recently as October 2017,” the committee wrote.

Additionally, a filing by lawyers for the House Intelligence Committee asserts that Fusion GPS “brokered meetings for dossier author Christopher Steele with at least five major media outlets in September 2016, including Yahoo news.”


……At least two people have accused Fusion GPS of running smear campaigns by planting stories in the media with friendly journalists. Bill Browder, who was instrumental in initiating and promoting passage of the Magnitsky Act through Congress, has made that accusation. The Magnitsky Act is essentially a sanctions bill against dozens of Russian oligarchs and limits their access to Western banks.

The dossier has become one of the central components of the investigations being carried out by the House and Senate Intelligence committees, as well as the Senate Judiciary Committee. Investigators are trying to determine how the dossier may have influence the intelligence agencies during the 2016 election.

The Washington Examiner reported that “FBI and Justice Department officials have told congressional investigators in recent days that they have not been able to verify or corroborate the substantive allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign outlined in the Trump dossier.”


The ‘Russian-Trump collusion’ bullshit pushed by the media, is a big fat nothing burger.

Their animosity for Donald Trump and his supporters is so intense they go to absurd lengths to propagate some of the most hideous yellow journalismviolence, and hatespeech on record.  When Trump hits back, which is something they’re not used tothe meltdown is pathetic and laughable.

There’s a lot more dirt to dig out of Fusion GPS, and all of it involves the Dem conspiracy to sabotage the 2016 campaign.

BTW: The FBI finally admitted it can’t verify a single thing in the trashy, ridiculous ‘dossier’.




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Senator’s Letter to Obama Warned Him About Russian Uranium One Deal

On 21 December 2010,  Sen John Barrasso (R-WY) wrote a letter to Obama warning that the sale of Uranium One to Russia would give them  “Control over sizeable portion America’s uranium production capacity”.

Obama let this happen anyway. He was part and parcel to Hillary’s uranium deal.



The Senate Judiciary has opened an investigation on the corruption and bribery over the Obama-Russian uranium deal.  That letter should be entered into evidence.  Deputy Attorney General Ron Rosenstein and  Robert Mueller’s right hand man, Andrew Weissmann, former head of the fraud unit at Obama/Holder’s Justice Department, signed the plea agreement of the Russian businessman embroiled in the Clinton-Uranium One case.  Hillary’s Clinton Foundation made quite a tidy sum from the Russians to the tune of $145 million in donations from people connected to the uranium deal.

With all the evidence, prosecution should be easy. We’ll see if Jeff Sessions has the balls.



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Lois Lerner Wants Her IRS Testimony Permanently Sealed Because it ‘Might Outrage the Public’

From The Washington Times

Former IRS executive Lois G. Lerner told a federal court last week that members of her family, including “young children,” face death threats and a real risk of physical harm if her explanation of the tea party targeting scandal becomes public.

What they actually face is justice for the crimes they committed.

Ms. Lerner and Holly Paz, her deputy at the IRS, filed documents in court Thursday saying tapes and transcripts of depositions they gave in a court case this year must remain sealed in perpetuity, or else they could spur an enraged public to retaliate.

……Ms. Lerner and Ms. Paz gave taped depositions in a class-action lawsuit brought by tea party groups demanding answers and compensation for having been subjected to illegal targeting for their political beliefs.

The government settled the class-action lawsuit in Ohio and another tea party challenge in the District of Columbia in two agreements last month, admitting to the illegal behavior. The Ohio settlement also called for the government to pay $3.5 million to the tea party groups, according to one of the plaintiffs.

……During the course of the Ohio case, the tea party groups filed thousands of pages of documents, but testimony from Ms. Lerner and Ms. Paz was left out of the public record because of their earlier request for privacy.

In other words, they wanted ‘privacy’ to hide their responsibility for the crime.

……They particularly blamed Mark Meckler, a tea party leader whose organization helped fund the class-action lawsuit, saying he helped stoke the threats against them by calling IRS agents “criminal thugs.”

“These words matter. They have created a fertile environment where threats and harassment against Mss. Lerner and Paz have flourished,” the lawyers said.

Mr. Meckler laughed when he learned about the filing.

“Four years of harassing innocent American citizens for their political beliefs, and she’s scared of a guy in a cowboy hat talking to a bunch of little old ladies at a tea party event?” he said, recounting the speech where he called IRS agents “thugs.”

He said if the depositions didn’t show any bad action on her part, then Ms. Lerner should have nothing to fear from their release to the public.

“The reality is because she knows she is guilty as the day is long and she doesn’t want people to know what she actually did,” he said.

“It’s hard to have any sympathy for the women. And frankly, I don’t believe she’s genuinely scared,” Mr. Meckler said.

The Trump administration backs making the documents public, according to court documents, which leaves Ms. Lerner and Ms. Paz fighting a rearguard action.

……The Cincinnati Enquirer, a newspaper that covers the Cincinnati office of the IRS that initially handled tea party groups’ applications and that Ms. Lerner initially blamed for the targeting, has been fighting to make her version of events public.

The paper renewed that request last month, the day the government and the tea party groups announced their settlement. The paper has argued that there is no “clear and imminent danger” to Ms. Lerner or Ms. Paz.


She used one of Obama’s weaponized federal agencies to target individuals because of their patriotic opposition to Obama, and now she’s afraid of the outrage. Too late, bitch. We’re already outraged. Force them to unseal the testimony. The public has a right to know.

Under Obama’s direction, the IRS didn’t have any trouble defining his preference of sympathetic leftwing groups over Tea Party/GOP organizations.

Obama met with top IRS official William Wilkins before the targeting began.  As a matter of fact, a Cincinnati IRS employee testified that it was quite clear the orders came from D.C.

rundown of IRS corruption under Lerner’s regime:

According to 2012 emails obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, top Internal Revenue Service Obamacare official Sarah Hall Ingram discussed confidential taxpayer information with senior Obama White House officials.

Lois Lerner, then head of the IRS Tax Exempt Organizations division, also received an emailalongside White House officials that contained confidential information.  More emails uncovered Lerner’s role in the conspiracy, including proof that she gave confidential taxpayer information to the FEC, violating federal law.

J. Christian Adams, the former DOJ attorney who blew the whistle on Holder’s refusal to prosecute the Black Panthers for voter intimidation, was himself targeted by the IRS for critical articles he published in Pajamas Media.

The IRS engaged in the deliberate suppression, harassment, and intimidation of patriotic and conservative groups, and those who focus on the Constitution and criticize government spending, with Obama’s blessing.

All of the IRS officials, including the new IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, have lied, spun, denied, and openly smirked at any attempt to get at the truth.

Bottom line: No one in the entire Obama regime, including the Corruptocrat-in-Chief is being held accountable for their crimes. Instead, they were paraded in front of Congressional hearings where hot air passes for real prosecution because the GOP lacked the balls to stop them.

The timeline of the IRS targeting scandal, HERE.

The transcripts of the testimonies, HERE



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