Ten Days After His Appointment, Anthony Scaramucci Is Gone As White House Comm Director

Anthony Scaramucci speaking at the 2016 SALT investment conference

by Richard Cameron WASHINGTON D.C. Newly appointed and controversial White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci tendered his resignation to the President, just a week and a half after the announcement of his appointment. But what a stormy 10 days it was.  A snapshot (below) of happier times, just a week ago: A great night in W Va. we have great momentum. pic.twitter.com/2Cb4OBhsMf — Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 25, 2017 The key event that signaled a reversal of fortune for the former majority partner in the Sky Bridge Capital hedge fund,…

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Animal Farming – (The Poultry Industry) We Must Be Their Voice

photo of large, industrial poultry farm and the inhumane lack of room for the animals to move around even to the slightest degree

 by J. Lee Horrors of Animal Farming – The Poultry Industry This story exposes the horrors on poultry farms. Writing it was heartbreaking, but it is a story that needs to be told. Future stories will disclose abuses in other animal farming industries. Animal farming often exploits animals in an inhumane and overcrowded environment. The sad fact is unnecessary suffering occurs when profits are put above humane treatment of living beings. Before you buy poultry find out if the animal was acquired from an animal farm that have been cited for animal…

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Our Nation’s Foundations – Lesson One: Bedrock of the Constitution

a stretch of granite bedrock on the Aland Islands

by Oletta Branstiter The representatives of United States citizens take an oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution”. We can’t hold them accountable to this oath unless we know Constitutional principles. Abolitionist Wendell Phillips is correctly attributed with the quote: “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few.” After teaching my Intermediate public school students that they are born with unlimited Liberty, I ask them, “How much liberty would you like to keep?” They all answer enthusiastically, “All of it!”….

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Is Spirituality Irrational?

remarkable cloud formation suggesting an angelic being with arms outstretched backlit by the sun and radiating beams of light

  By Ron Garret Spirituality and rationality seem completely opposed. But are they really? To get at this question, let’s start with a little thought experiment. Consider the following two questions: 1. If you were given a choice between reading a physical book (or an e-book) or listening to an audiobook, which would you prefer? 2. If you were given a choice between listening to music, or looking at the grooves of a phonograph record through a microscope, which would you prefer? But I am more interested in the answer…

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Trump Encourages Law Enforcement To Employ Excessive Force And Unlawful Treatment Of Suspects

Donald Trump speaks before audience of Suffolk County New York police officers

by Richard Cameron Ignoring the Constitution’s provision for due process and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty, Donald Trump gave his seal of approval on violent arrest procedures on the part of law enforcement during a speech given to community college police officers in Brentwood, NY on Long Island. Trump told the audience of police officers that: “When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddywagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice.  Like when you guys put…

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Senator Lindsey Graham Moves to Restrict President Trump’s Power to Fire Special Counsel Mueller

By Oletta Branstiter Following days of increasingly negative tweets by President Trump expressing his displeasure with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former Presidential candidate and Republican Senator from South Carolina Lindsey Graham put his proverbial foot down yesterday by declaring publicly, “As a human being, I think he should show respect for Jeff Sessions as a person. Jeff Sessions was the most loyal supporter of Donald Trump. A rock-solid conservative. The reason I like him so much is I often disagree with him, but I’d never believe he was a man…

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The First Amendment Is In The Crosshairs Of Trump Worshipping Tea Partiers

by Richard Cameron There exists in our society, a sentiment that desires strongly that dissent be outlawed and the First Amendment be infringed.  It formerly existed mainly on the extreme political fringes of the left and right, but recently has captured some degree of legitimacy among the regulars of both mainstream political parties. Although I suspected that censorship and abridgment of free speech was attractive to the more ardent among Donald Trump’s following – a recent post on Facebook convinced me that this inclination was not only becoming tolerated in…

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Randi Weingarten And Her Teacher’s Unions’ ABC’s – Anything But Competence

photo of Randi Weingarten speaking to a union audience

by Richard Cameron   Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), is the second largest educational labor union in the United States, with approximately half the number of members as the National Education Association (NEA). Charter Schools “Polite Cousins” Of Segregation? AFT’s President, Randi Weingarten has made a number of controversial public statements since the beginning of the year, the most recent, reported by the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal, being that charter schools are essentially a new iteration of 1950s style segregation. Weingarten…

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1950’s America – Dreaming Of Simpler Times

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by J. Lee Simpler times of days gone by! Who wouldn’t want to revisit the past when times were simple, considering all the turmoil in our daily lives and throughout our world? Many were not around to experience it. We can dream about it as we watch television re-runs. Merriam Webster – Yesteryear; time gone by; especially: the recent past I long for simple times such as in the days of  I love Lucy, The Andy Griffith Show, Father Knows Best, The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Rifleman. TV shows like those…

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The Right Needs To Focus on Becoming Government Watchdogs, Not on Idolizing Politicians

By Janice Barlow To venture where I am about to feels like entering into enemy territory. It shouldn’t. I am, after all, a conservative.  And I espouse most of the ideology of the Republican party. But nothing is black and white anymore for most people, and that’s actually a good thing. There are issues that I’m more moderate about than some of my colleagues, and vice versa. As I have said many times in the past however, I consider myself to be a government watchdog. I expose when politicians and parties keep…

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