THE DECLINE OF CHRISTMAS

Opinion

Has anyone ever thought of the fact that most of our Christmas songs and traditions are only
about 75 or so years old? Doesn’t it seem like this array has just always been there, always been
that way?

Well, it hasn’t always been so joyous and celebrated as it came to be after World War II.
Why is that?

Prior to the victory of the Allies and their return to home and family, Christmas was more
reserved and localized. Songs such as The Messiah and other religious hymns were in place, but
jolly and more secular songs came along with popular movies, such as White Christmas and
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, among others were the result of a desire to make the
Christmas holiday a very special time for families and friends.

Dad, brother, uncle, son and military women etc. had faced the horror of war, with its death and
destruction. There were sights that they could never unsee. Those who were able to return home,
to their wives, husbands, sweethearts and families, wanted to erase those thoughts to the best of
their ability. They had fought pure, unadulterated evil and had won. It seemed their intention to
eradicate such influences in the years to come.

Many of our Greatest Generation put a great deal of time and effort into making the world as
right as possible, to bring as much joy as possible to those they loved. Not only did they save the
world, they saved the best part of themselves and shared that desire for happiness and perfection
with the making of happy stories, happy songs and familiar bliss. No one can argue that the
generation of the 40s and 50’s worked very hard to create as much perfection in society as they
could. It was a halcyon time that, unfortunately, will never be repeated.

Television and movies had their morality department and strived to show family life as a
network of love, discipline and happy endings. Father always knew best and the Donna Reed
show lauded the middle-class family life.

What has happened to society that it has come from the pure entertainment of those shows to
today’s reality television, moral corruption and disdain of most things that relate to God and
religion?

In 1965, a wonderful radio announcer named Paul Harvey made an amazing prophecy on his
weekly show. The title was, If I was the devil.

Anyone who hasn’t heard or read this far-reaching piece that has come to pass in ways that no
one would have guessed. One of his lines quoted from the transcript is “If I were the devil, I
would make the symbol of Easter an egg and the symbol of Christmas a bottle.”
How close is that? He had it nailed and 54 years later, it is true.

Christmas was still reverent in the 70s, and the 80s. People dressed up, had parties, visited with
family and it was a happy time. God was still the Man in Charge in the White House (mostly)
and it reflected on the nation.

The 90s brought us the Clintons and their version of “morality” and the great decline began for
America.

Now in 2019, there are fewer parties, fewer gathering of family and friends than ever. Christmas
cards are not a thing anymore, just send a generic online greeting.

People are well engrossed in their electronic devices. Social life and the moral pressure of
society is long gone. Stores decorate for Christmas in August and begin the big sale that lasts
until well after the New Year.

Retailers completely pass over Thanksgiving, a uniquely American holiday from the Pilgrim
days when living through the winter to harvest was an occasion for thanking Almighty God.
Even Charlie Brown and his gang in Peanuts, when it aired in 1965, complained of the
commercialization of Christmas, lamenting the lack of meaning for monetary gain.
When Christmas songs from the 70s and 80s are played, it is depressing almost to the point of
tears when a comparison is made of the warm, loving, wonderful time of those decades to
today’s commercial apathy.

Maybe, this is an “old folks’ rant about the good old days, but what can be gleaned from today’s
lukewarm electronic holiday?

America has best go back to Ronald Reagan and remember his line:
“If we ever forget we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
If Christians don’t stand up and fight for our basic joys of the Lord, His sacrifice for us
and the right to celebrate such, these rights will be taken away by the Liberal Left with
their Atheistic and destructive ways. There are no more free countries to find with such
liberties as we enjoy. They must not be lost, as they will never be found again.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Mentions Illegal Immigration in Senate Pick Announcement! – Otherwise Ignores the Crisis

Opinion

Written by: D.A. King originally published on ImmigrationPoliticsGa.com

Despite campaign promises, Kemp is mostly silent 

 In a twenty-minute press conference in his office Wednesday morning, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp formally announced his pick to replace retiring Senator Johnny Isakson. It is notable that in his introduction speech for businesswoman and political trainee Kelly Loeffler, Kemp broached the topic of border security and illegal immigration.

As far as we can tell, this is Kemp’s first public remark related to illegal immigration since the 2018 election. We offer a no-cost, hand car wash to anyone who can accurately cite a quote or remark from Kemp on the issue since then.

“Senator Loeffler will fight to strengthen our immigration laws and finish the Border Wall so we can stop Mexican drug cartels from flooding our streets – here in Georgia – with drugs, weapons, violence, and fear” said Kemp.

According to the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, Georgia is home to more illegal aliens than green card holders. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security ranks the Peach State ahead of Arizona in its population of “undocumented workers.”

Kemp’s silence and blatant disregard for the issue is in defiance of his detailed campaign outline for a state “track and deport plan” in which he pledged to “create a comprehensive database to track criminal aliens in Georgia.” “He will also update Georgia law to streamline deportations from our jails and prisons” and to create a criminal alien database” went the promise.

Still shocked by his inaction on illegal immigration in his first year, pro-enforcement political insiders paying attention to legislation in the Georgia Capitol are carefully watching to see if Kemp will put the power of his office – and begin to honor his campaign promises – by pushing for a simple bill that was held up in the Republican-ruled House in the 2019 session. HB 202 from Rep Jesse Petrea would require the state Department of Corrections to post a quarterly, public report citing the number of foreigners in the prison system, their immigration status, home nation and crimes for which they are serving time.

The measure was stopped in the House Rules Committee and must now begin the hearing process from the beginning, according to the House Clerk’s office.

While it does not begin to approach the tough-talk promises of action on criminal aliens from candidate Kemp, the end result of the Petrea’s HB 202 becoming law would be that Georgia taxpayers would have access to hard, official, indisputable data on at least one part of the cost of illegal immigration – which is one reason the bill was smothered last year by business-first Republican leadership.

A simple one-pager, HB 202 is still alive and has the votes to pass. As this writer noted elsewhere, Kemp could have ordered the DOC to begin the data sharing last year. But he didn’t.

Image: Brian Kemp -National Review/Reuters

 Illegal immigration is still an issue for Georgians

We make the same no-cost car wash offer to anyone who can cite any comment from Governor Kemp on any of the above examples.

“I got a big truck”

Perhaps most obvious to voters who can remember back to last year is candidate Kemp’s “yep, I just said that…” campaign ad shtick that involved his “I got a big truck” (video) and the possibility of his personally rounding up “criminal illegals.”

Asking about the current whereabouts of the truck seems a fair question for Governor Kemp from the faithful GOP voters.

From here, we will begin to produce regular updates on Governor Kemp’s campaign promises, his silence – or any actions – on the illegal immigration crisis in Georgia

Stay tuned.

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Meet James F. Davis

Opinion

James F. Davis grew up on a family farm, has a degree in economics from
Cornell University and an MBA in International Business from the American
University and served in the US Army 3 years with jobs that included, field
artillery forward observer, company commander, and computer systems analyst.
He spent most of his adult life as an international banker, first with Chase
Manhattan Bank where he held long-term assignments in Europe, Latin America
and the USA. Positions included long and short-term Economic Forecasting and
Planning Officer, Country Risk Analyst, and Expansion Diversification Officer.
He was also head of Multinational Lending for Chase in Venezuela.

He moved to several other banking institutions where positions held included
being the head of the Trade Finance Division, the Real Estate Division, the Latin
American Division, and the International Division. He has been profiled in: Who’s
Who in International Banking.

Being responsible for a bank’s business in over 60 countries required analysis of
the economic, social and political conditions in each that they did business. He
learned firsthand what government policies helped bring about economic
prosperity and which ones caused poverty. He accurately predicted the debt
defaults of Mexico and Brazil in 1982 six months before the events.
He traveled extensively in more than 50 countries, meeting with many world
leaders. Seeing first hand how events were misreported in the dominant media
resulted in his becoming involved with Accuracy in Media (AIM) where he is a
Director. He is also President of Accuracy in Academia.

He was an elected representative in Darien, CT for 20 years, a member of the
Finance Budget Committee, and at times Chairman for Education. He was also
head of the Taxpayers Association and Chairman of the Clay County Republican
Party in North Carolina where he lives with his wife. He also wrote a weekly
column for the Sentinel chain of newspapers and has been published regularly
on political and economic matters. He has been a guest speaker at many GOP
and Tea Party meetings. He was one of the first bankers to write about the
Causes of the Financial Crisis of 2008 which was listed as the best short
explanation on Yahoo Answers. He was the Western North Carolina Chairman
for Cruz for President and a member of the NC Cruz leadership team.

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REASON FOR THE DAY

Opinion

Many attribute our national holiday of Thanksgiving to President Abraham Lincoln. He
did sign the law designating the last Thursday in the month of November as a national holiday of
Thanksgiving on October 3, 1863.

While Steward wrote the law and Lincoln signed it, the holiday might not have been written into
national law if not for a woman writer.

She was the Mother of Thanksgiving. Her name was Sarah Josepha Hale. It is not clear as to how
much influence a letter she had written to President Lincoln influenced his decision, but shortly
thereafter, the national holiday was declared.

In a day of women staying only to the home, she was an advocate of education for women,
including the creation of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

She was instrumental in the construction of a monument to the Battle of Bunker Hill and saving
George Washington’s estate, Mount Vernon, for posterity.

Editor of the popular Godey’s Lady Book and the author of Mary’s Lamb, (as in Mary had a little
lamb etc. poem,) Hale had grown up celebrating a yearly Thanksgiving celebration, as did many
in different parts of the country. At the time, it was celebrated at different times in different
states.

Though it was not an original idea, as many Presidents had set aside days of Thanksgiving for
various events, Ms. Hale lobbied to make it a specific national holiday. She believed that a day
set aside purely for thanksgiving would help unite a nation torn apart by a bloody civil war.
As we set down to table this Thursday with family and friends, let us remember the efforts of
those who made this day possible in one of the most divisive era of our history.

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday that we should be very proud to observe.
More importantly, let us give real and heartfelt thanks for our many blessings.
In the United States, we are truly blessed. We live in relative safety from violence. We are well
fed, we are warm and housed for the most part, though many long-standing Democrat run cities
have been over- run with homelessness. San Francisco comes readily to mind, and that would be
on Nancy Pelosi’s watch.

We still have our freedoms. Freedoms that need a continuous vigil and active fight to maintain,
yet we still have the right to make our voices heard without fear of reprisal. The Dog and Pony
show being run by Adam Schiff today is the reason we as citizens must remain on guard of our
liberty. If they can invent an offense on the President of the United States, they can easily pick an
average citizen. In fact, the Mueller report and fiasco did that to several people without regard to
the truth.

The most important right we have is to worship God. Not false gods, but the Holy Trinity, The
Father, The Son and The Holy Ghost. However, places like California and others, fight to leave
God out of their state and lives.

It is important not to allow those who would race bait and cause dissention to achieve their goals.
American needs to be as united as it was on 9/12/2001. United WE Stand, Divided WE fall.
Let us truly be thankful for all these many blessings and celebrate with love and togetherness as
we begin the joyful holiday season.

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The Transcript! What About the Transcript?

Opinion

The crazy Democrats, in a near panic meltdown over their three year failure to depose the
President, and now fearful of Trump’s DoJ exposing their own perfidies, have turned up the
burners on impeachment over a phone call to the point they may actually burn themselves.
Maybe they should have read the transcript!

Now, in desperation, they bring in a uniformed retired Army Lt. Col who supposedly was one of
the NSC members privy to the Presidents conversation with the Ukrainian President.
Apparently, the decorated but displeased officer, wanted to add a few defining words to the
presidents conversation. Was he, in fact, the alleged “Whistleblower” the Democrats don’t want
to expose? They sneaked him in. He’s the best pick so far. Did any of ‘em read the transcript?
Politico tells us the Democrats are engaged in a intra-party fight over a resolution that makes
limited changes to their impeachment inquiry, “a needless distraction for Democrats just as they
collect some of the most explosive testimony to date against President Donald Trump.”

House investigators (bipartisan) heard “damning testimony” from a National Security Council
official, the Lt. Col., supposedly providing a direct first hand account of Trump’s phone call with
the Ukrainian president. Say what? Didn’t they read the transcript of that call? I haven’t seen or
heard of any “damming evidence,” only hearsay, guesses and innuendo’s. Besides, didn’t
Schiff meet this witness first to coordinate his testimony to Schiff’s questions? Yeah, he did!

In their delusion, Democrats argue over the words needed to go forward with their impeachment
scam the public might believe while the leadership dithers on trying to understand just what the
resolution accomplishes and why it’s even important now. Someone must have read the
transcript, surely? It’s out there because Trump ‘Trumped ‘em” again.
Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-N.J.), understands the “tar baby” trap his caucus is heading into. He
opined that when House Republicans want Trump’s Impeachment to proceed, never mind
whatever Romney and the “never Trumpers” want, then he smells a trap there. His very words
were: “So if they very much want it, it would mean they want to help us a whole lot and really
think it’s a good idea, or they think that it was going to put us in a tight spot.” A few other House
Democrats feel the same way and see danger in pressing on. They read the transcript!

Those House Democrat moderates, that follow the flock of sheep leader, Nancy Pelosi’s
direction, will vote for the resolution even while the squabbling over procedure is collapsing
around them from over exposure, Republican attacks and no action. It was not intended for a
simple procedural measure to consume so much time just to impeach that awful President
Trump. In the meantime, Trump carries on Making America Great Again.

What we actually have been witnessing here is Democrat managerial incompetence. Their party
has been Balkanized (broken into squabbling pieces) by incompetent leadership of the several
committee chairmen competing to be the one who gets Trump while never at all realizing they
are revealing themselves as the incompetent fools they really are.

Jerry Nadler has dropped from the radar since the debacle of his one witness hearing, turned
him into a complete putz. Adam Schiff is a sneaky, rotten, lying, characterless, dimwit who has
earned the jokes now spotlighting his discredited character. He can forgo any earned respect.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!

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A Solution For Ossification of Stiff Joints

Opinion

One must wonder why government bureaucrats, appointed and elected, don’t fear the electorate
or more importantly, the American people. It’s because they are rarely challenged for their
perfidies, are able to employ the slow tactics of dragging their feet on important issues until the
electorate forgets about ‘em and, if those tactics fail, sic the enforcement arm of government to
harass, impede or even deny American challengers their individual rights, often without due
process, including imprisoning or murdering them. Keep in mind Ruby Ridge and Waco.

If the Federal Government is too big as it incubates new laws in the swamp to oppress the
citizens, then it’s past time that citizens remind their elected legislatures that they are servants
of the people, not the other way around, and that the true roadmap for citizen happiness lies in
the Constitution of the United States, not in the Communist Manifesto or the Democrat party.

Bureaucrats are not elected! Responsibility for making laws, painful as some may be, lies with
the Congress not unelected Deep State job holders no one hears about until it’s too late. The
question then becomes, what to do with the massive stiff bureaucracy running our government?

One department of government, the DOD, already knows the answer. It rotates, transfers or
PCS’s, however you want to call it, its military and some civilian members every two or three
years and that especially includes the officer corps all the way to the top. For Generals and
Admirals to move, promotions are their anticipated reward.

I just read that one department of 2300 workers in the DC Swamp, have threatened to quit
enmasse if their agency, as is proposed, is moved the seven miles away the department wants.
What a gift to the American taxpayers that would be. Do it! Also, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tn)
signed on to a bill proposed by Sen. Josh Hawley, (R-Mo), the “Helping Infrastructure Restore
the Economy” (HIRE act), that proposes breaking up the DC Swamp and spreading the wealth
around to other areas of the nation. Here are their proposed changes:
1 Department of Agriculture — Missouri
2 Department of Commerce –Pennsylvania
3 Department of Education –Tennessee
4 Department of Energy — Kentucky
5 Health and Human Services –Indiana
6 Housing and Urban Development — Ohio
7 Department of Interior — New Mexico
8 Department of Labor — West Virginia
9 Department of Transportation — Michigan
10 Veterans Affairs — South Carolina

There will be hell to pay but, if government can’t move its civilian employees like the DOD does,
then move the agencies. What a splendid idea. Or, short of that, perhaps every two or three
years, employees in one agency would be transferred into another agency whose mission is
totally opposite of their previous assignment. This would specifically include those at the SES
level. What’s SES you ask? Its civilian executives operating their agencies as civilian Generals,
so to speak. For the others of course, pay grades would stay the same. Think of it as exercising
ones elbows, knees and wrist joints to keep them limber. If they are not moved from time to
time, they become stiff and ossified, just like government.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!

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You Scratch My Back, I’ll Scratch Yours

Opinion

If we are to accept Adam Schiff for brains’ definition, “Quid Pro Quo,” is the second most
vile offense against Progressives, short of “lynching” that could be conjured up in the
dirty minds of Republicans. But, it is not a dirty term. It simply means ‘this for that’ or a
promise for a promise or even a contractual exchange. The Clinton’s have been doing
that for decades and no one has complained. Remember Hillary raked in millions selling
our uranium to the Russians while Bill gave them a one hour speech in Moscow on who
knows what subject, how to get the most out of interns one may suppose?

It’s when they get to “tit for tat” that we should become alarmed and defend ourselves
from Progressive launched incoming fire. If our Republicans had any backbone they
would have already launched a pre-emptive strike against the Democrat machinations
in the House to destroy the socialist structure that will seal Americas fate. “Tit for tat”
means you did ‘this’ to us, we’ll do ‘that’ to you. It’ll never happen! Even as evidence
mounts of the role of the treasonous coup plotters in Obama’s CIA, FBI, DoJ and IRS,
we see no inditements, no Grand Juries and no reports. To that mix, add the Romney
Republicans and the picture of the Deep State involvement becomes crystal clear.

The Progressive Democrats long ago, cast aside any semblance of decency, propriety
or good will to preserve Americas greatness. They bought into the New World Order
scheme and a strong, vibrant, self-motivated and moral America, under Donald Trump,
stands in their way. That’s why we see the Democrat party flying off the rails. If they win
again, soon, then we are doomed! Hillary’s thinking she’ll give it another go!

The American people, at least those who can still think for themselves, understand this
completely. Hint to the GOP, you had better pick a side. I suggest on the side of the US
Constitution and start protecting our President. We don’t want to hear any of this “we’re
waiting to see the facts” BS, we know the facts and so do you.

Trump’s single minded ‘twitter’ attacks in his defense against his enemies have thrown
Democrats into confusion, alarmed Republicans, and invigorated his base. That’s a
personal chemistry none of his opponents can generate. In alarm, kindly GOP senators
have advised the President he: “risks bungling impeachment politically and alienating
voters even as he survives a Senate trial without a focused strategy prosecuted by
competent political professionals.” Say what? Competent political professionals?”
Just who did they have in mind to dispense such good advice, Mitt Romney? Kasich?

There is little professional competence left in the Congress of the United States and the
whole corrupt business screams for term limits as well as finding a solution for solving
the problem of the meddling bureaucrats that actually run the government. Professional
politicians are the bane of good government. They quickly come to believe in their own
infallibility as political thinkers and foreign policy experts, then enter into Quid pro Quo
alignments to satisfy their own base; “You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.” Politics
has become an ugly business and those ‘thinkers,’ the inept ones, like Pelosi, Schiff,
Maxine Waters and Jerry Nadler have made it so. They’re truly rotten people!
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em!

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TRUMP DERANGEMENT

Opinion

If you suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome and like a very bad cold, you just can’t
shake it, you will write a parody of a best-selling children’s book, If You Give A Pig a Pancake.
(This popular children’s book was written by the duo of Laura Joffe Numeroff and Felicia
Bond.)
You will make book / parody, because you’re unable to create your own original thoughts, and
need to emulate someone else’s work as Fay Kanouse has done.
This book, labeled as a parody for adults, If You Give a Pig the White House, is directed at
President Donald Trump. A pig with big hair gets himself in trouble around the White House,
binge watches Fox News, eats a lot of fast food and threatens national security without a care.
Supporters of Trump, who have been called ugly names by such as Hillary Clinton, i.e.
deplorables, Biden, i.e. the dregs of society and CNN as people with 10 teeth, would probably
offended again when they see this parody in the bookstores.
Perhaps, being called pig would be a step up, as people like Kanouse believe, Trump supporters
would be pigs as well.
That would be great because PIGS play a fabulous, storied part in the welfare of humans dating
back to almost 10,000 years ago.
Really? How so, you might ask?

Fossil records show that pigs were a thriving species as early as 40 million years ago and were
first domesticated around 7,000 to 9,000 years ago by those in what is modern day China and
parts of Western Europe. https://realpigfarming.com/history-of-pigs-in-america-7c4e8b837228
Even the Romans had breed specific pigs around 3,500 years ago. Western and Southern Europe
continued to cultivate and breed specific pigs up until the 1500s.
Pigs are not native to North America. They are immigrants, just like the patriots and pilgrims of
the United States, who came to these shores to start a new life.
Pigs were brought over on the ships of Christopher Columbus and Hernando de Soto, whose
descendants became a major food source for farm families in the 1600 and 1700s with any
surplus sold as “barreled pork.”
What about Wall Street? Everyone knows the contributions and drawbacks of Wall Street.
Pigs are responsible for Wall Street. A wall was built when domesticated and feral pigs
destroyed crops on Manhattan Island. To prevent their damage, farmers erected a wall to keep
the pigs out. The avenue along the wall became known as Wall Street.
Pigs tamed the west with the pioneer families as they set out in wagon trains.
By the mid-1800s, Ohio became a major hub for moving swine. As many as 70,000 a day were
sent from Ohio to the east coast, increasing even more with the advent of the railroad and in later
years the addition of refrigerated cars.
As the decades moved on, pig farming has become big business in the United States as the
largest exporter of pork, moving 26% of the world’s total production and export.

As anyone can readily see, pigs are the backbone of the history and economy of the United
States.
If the President is called a pig, it is because he is winning.
The United States has the best economy in the world. Unemployment is the lowest for all groups
of workers since 1969. Most members of NATO are paying their fair share of their own defense
for the first time in a long time. China is being brought to heel about stealing, copying and
reproducing intellectual property at a much lower price and for the first time, they are paying
billions in tariffs on the goods they import to the US.
The United States is now the # 1 EXPORTER of oil in the world.
The world is keeping its hands in its own pockets now more than ever.
In conclusion, if all of this history and prosperity is offensive to you only because President
Trump has brought it, you have a mental problem.
If someone had dared to write such a hateful parody / comparison of the previous president, all
hell would have broken loose and there would have been riots in the streets with calls for death
to the author.
As a citizen, no one is required to like every president that comes into the White House. It is
expected that the office of the President is respected and treated with the gravity of the station.
The office is certainly is not receiving any of that now.
The lack of manners and civility that became acceptable with the last administration and the
Democratic Party are appalling. America is feeling the effect of it in everyday society, and it is a
total disgrace.

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