Feb 09

Spirit of America: Conservative Grassroots Leaders Plan Massive #Pro-Trump Demonstrations Nationwide – NJ Events WB in Middletown

Conservative grassroots leaders are planning a series of massive pro-President Donald Trump rallies nationwide, Breitbart News has learned exclusively.
On Feb. 27 and March 4, the rallies—dubbed the Spirit of America Rallies—will spring up nationwide in cities and towns across America.
“These rallies are inclusive, non-partisan, and open to anyone supporting President Trump in his efforts to bring back manufacturing jobs to America, put the security of our nation ahead of political correctness, improve our infrastructure, revitalize the inner cities and secure our nation’s borders,” Debbie Dooley, a national co-founder of the Tea Party movement and a key organizer of the Spirit of America rallies, says in a press release obtained by Breitbart News ahead of its public release.
Since President Trump’s election, during his time as president-elect and since his inauguration on Jan. 20, hardcore progressive leftists have been repeatedly protesting him in a sometimes violent manner. These rallies, organizers say, are meant to be a peaceful show of force from the “silent majority” that delivered Trump a landslide electoral college victory over failed Democratic president Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Dooley told Breitbart News that since the anti-Trump women’s march in D.C. after the president’s inauguration, she has received so many calls from Trump supporters–including many, many women Trump supporters–urging her to organize a show of force among the silent majority nationwide in response–that she had to turn off her cell phone so she could get work done. The Spirit of America rallies are not Tea Party rallies, she adds, and she hopes that Democrat groups backing Trump–there were many of them nationwide, forming a collective called the “Trumpocrats”–will get involved and step up to help the president, too. She also notes that the selection of Feb. 27 as the kickoff date of these pro-Trump rallies is significant, since that was the first day of the Tea Party movement back in 2009.
“I am proud to lead the charge here in Louisiana to get supporters of President Trump to show their support of his policy agenda through these Spirit of America rallies,” Col. Rob Maness, a retired Air Force colonel, founder of GatorPAC and two-time conservative Senate candidate in Louisiana who’s also involved in helping the rallies in his home state, added in the release. “Average citizens from across the political spectrum and all walks of life elected Mr. Trump and we at GatorPAC are especially pleased to help him with his national effort to Make America Great Again and #DrainTheSwamp priorities in Was

via Exclusive — The Spirit of America: Conservative Grassroots Leaders Plan Massive Pro-Trump Demonstrations Nationwide – Breitbart.

Feb 09

NJ’s #Solar Stumble: Sector Sheds 1,000 Jobs in Past Year – NJ Spotlight

Who woulda thunk it?  The solar industry suffers when subsidies subside.  Its about time that it stood on its own two feet rather than on the backs of the New Jersey taxpayers.  I’m afraid, however, that once Christie is out of office, the Dems will run amok with forcing clean energy down our throats.

From NJ Spotlight

While rest of country showed strong 25 percent growth in solar jobs, New Jersey’s solar employment fell by 14 percent

The solar sector helped the economy grow last year by creating 51,000 jobs across the nation, but not in New Jersey, once one of the biggest success stories in the industry, where more than 1,000 jobs were lost.
While the rest of the country witnessed a 25 percent increase in job growth in the sector, New Jersey solar employment fell by 14 percent, according to the nonprofit Solar Foundation. It is one of only four states to experience a drop in jobs in the field, its annual report said.
The annual survey is startling given that the state experienced its second-biggest growth year ever, installing 353 megawatts, according to data compiled by the New Jersey Clean Energy Program. The state has more than 66,000 solar projects deployed.
For years, solar has been one of the fastest-growing segments of the economy, but the annual report by the foundation suggests otherwise. Its survey of thousands of solar businesses said total jobs in New Jersey fell as of November 2016 to 6,056, a drop from 7,071 over the previous 12 months.
Some, like Lyle Rawlings, president and founder of Advanced Solar Products of Flemington, and one of the more active solar developers in the state, found it inconceivable given the data compiled by the state’s clean energy program.
Others, however, are not surprised, noting the state’s renewable-energy requirements for increasing reliance on solar are expected to fall off dramatically next year, and the numbers may reflect that reality.
“I’m not surprised it is moving in that direction,’’ said Fred DeSanti, a lobbyist who represents several solar developers and has been pushing a bill (S-2276) that would provide a fix to the solar sector.
The legislation, awaiting action in the Assembly, is aimed at averting a collapse in the sector, which happened four years ago when investment in new projects dried up, eliminating thousands of jobs in the process.
That scenario could occur again next year, according to DeSanti and others, as state mandates to deploy solar systems ease and so do financial incentives to make it happen. “As the price drops, the financial guys can’t support the projects any more,’’ DeSanti said.
Alexander Winn, a program director at the Solar Foundation, said it was surprising that so many jobs were lost in this year’s census by the organization, especially given that it marks a reversal in the growth trend of past years.
A number of fac

via NJ’s Solar Stumble: Sector Sheds 1,000 Jobs in Past Year – NJ Spotlight.

Feb 09

Anti-Milo organizer: Window-smashing Cal protest ‘stunningly successful’ – San Francisco Chronicle

So much for peaceful protest.  Some of my leftist family members claim that the window breakers were actually Trump provocateurs.  This article clearly refutes that.

George

 

Organizers of the anti-Milo Yiannopoulos demonstration last week at UC Berkeley that ended in $100,000 worth of window-breaking chaos declared it a “stunningly successful” protest — one they’ll happily repeat if the right-wing provocateur tries to return to campus.
“We are happy with the results,” said UC Berkeley Law School alumnus Ronald Cruz of the group By Any Means Necessary, or BAMN. “We were able to meet Mr. Yiannopoulos’ fascist message with massive resistance.”
An estimated 150 “black bloc” anarchists attacked police with rocks and fireworks and used barricades to smash windows at the student union Feb. 1, forcing the cancellation of Yiannopoulos’ appearance.

“We are not affiliated with them, but were united in shutting down the Milo event,” Cruz said.
“Everyone played a part,” he said. “Some engaged in breaking windows — others held signs and made sure that the fascists and the police did not attack anyone.
“This was self-defense,” Cruz said. “Windows can be replaced. People can’t be.”
Protesters may have a chance to do it again.
The Berkeley College Republicans, who were sponsoring Yiannopoulos’ appearance, tell us they have met with university officials about the Breitbart News editor returning to the campus.

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via Anti-Milo organizer: Window-smashing Cal protest ‘stunningly successful’ – San Francisco Chronicle.

Feb 06

Report: Anti-Trump protesters blocked an ambulance containing a ‘critically-ill patient’ « Hot Air

Something the Tea Parties NEVER did.

Anti-Trump protesters in New Haven, Connecticut blocked a roadway and reportedly delayed an ambulance with a critically-ill patient from reaching the hospital in a timely manner.
The protest took place Saturday at New Haven’s City Hall but eventually the protesters wandered onto the streets and blocked traffic. Video shows protesters wandering down the street amid cars and chanting “Whose streets? Our streets!” The person who was leading the march at one point tells protesters to block traffic saying, “No one gets by, unless it’s an ambulance.” But according to police the blocked streets did result in an ambulance being prevented from reaching the hospital. Fox 61 reports what happened

via Report: Anti-Trump protesters blocked an ambulance containing a ‘critically-ill patient’ « Hot Air.

Feb 03

Yet they would limit your right to defend yourself: New Jersey Mayors Use Their Own Executive Orders to Fight Back Against Trump

Many of New Jersey’s cities and towns are protecting felons who need to be turned over to the Feds,  Not only are  they making their own towns less safe, they are increasing the danger to all the rest of us who do not agree with their sanctuary policies.  It is time that they started complying with the law, just as the rest of us must.

There are two things that can be done:  1) the Feds can give lawful requests and orders to local officials to hand over certain illegal aliens and can prosecute those that don’t comply, and 2) they can with hold law enforcement funds.  I would be in favor of with holding funds if we had the right to defend ourselves but, alas, we don’t. So let’s proceed with option #1.  Let those who break the law, including city, county, and state officials, suffer the consequences.

George

New Jersey Mayors Use Their Own Executive Orders to Fight Back Against Trump
Elected officials in Jersey City and Prospect Park both took action on Friday
By Alyana Alfaro • 02/03/17 2:39pm

Fulop signed an executive order re-affirming Jersey City as a sanctuary city. Alyana Alfaro for Observer
JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop sat front-and-center in his municipality’s city council chamber as he signed an executive order re-affirming the city’s sanctuary city status on Friday. Fulop’s move comes one week after an executive order signed by President Donald Trump declared that cities that do not prosecute illegal immigrants under federal immigration law must begin to do so or risk losing federal funds.
Fulop and city council members outlined a detailed policy for the Jersey City Police Department and other city departments and agencies who work with the immigrant community. While the executive order does not change how the city works with members of these communities, according to Fulop it “re-affirms” a commitment to preventing Jersey City resources from being used for Trump’s executive order.
“We are proud to be a city of immigrants. We won’t be bullied or pushed,” Fulop said. According to Fulop, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka has reached out about taking similar action in Newark, another sanctuary city.
While Jersey City took action in the hopes of setting up a model for other New Jersey municipalities, Fulop is not the only N.J. mayor who took action on Friday. In the small Passaic County town of Prospect Park, Mayor Mohamed Khairullah also issued an executive order on Friday “upholding the municipality’s policy of anti-discrimination and continued commitment to provide equal municipal services to all residents.” Khairullah’s Friday executive order is the first in Prospect Park’s history.Khairullah is a Syrian-born Muslim-American. Because of that, the mayor said he is dedicated to pushing back against any federal executive orders that negatively impact residents or demonize refugees.“As an immigrant from a country ruled by a dictator, it is important to me that our Commander in Chief upholds the U.S. Constitution as the law of the land. The United States is a land of immigrants and refugees, including our founding fathers. It’s those immigrants and refugees who historically built our country to the respected nation it is today,” Khairullah said in a statement leading up

via New Jersey Mayors Use Their Own Executive Orders to Fight Back Against Trump | | Observer.

Feb 02

Trump was the end of Tea Party, Act 1: we must continue to write the rest of the freedom play

The Tea Party movement started in 2009, although its roots were much earlier than that.  But it was our activism that frightened the political establishment and enabled Constitutional conservatives to take over the House in 2010, the Senate in 2014 and now the Presidency.  In the mean time we have gained control over many state houses and legislatures.  But our work is not done.

We have already seen the left starting to emulate what we did.  The marches, the demonstrations, and the pressure on lawmakers are examples.  There are differences, especially the violence and the willingness to act outside the law.  Unfortunately the press does not highlight the differences.  Thus many people just see a Tea Party of the Left.

We know that this presents a danger to our Constitution, our country and our freedom.  We can’t just sit on our laurels and allow the left to be the only side that is heard.  It is time we regrouped and became activists once again.  Activists in favor of individual freedom, limited government, fiscal and personal responsibility.  We must act to counter the “massive” demonstrations of the left.  We need to once again assert our independence.  We must hold the Democrats and the Republicans to account in favor of freedom and justice for all and not for an elite few.

Now is the time to act, before we get to fat.  Now is the time to act before the establishment regains its hand hold.  Now is the time to enable all to be truly free.

Nov 07

I Will Hold My Nose and Vote Trump

Anyone who knows me is aware that I am a firm believer on certain principles that our Constitution protects.  These include the fundamental rights of every person that are given to us by God.  They are not given to us by our government or by any person.  They are enshrined in the Constitution as amended.  The founding fathers had the right idea but we improved on them over time.  However, throughout our history our Constitution has served to protect our individual liberties and our freedom as a nation.

You also know that a large centralized government is antithetical to the rights of people.  As government gets bigger it applies more and more laws and regulations that restrict what we can do, say, buy, and think.  We have ever less individual freedom.  Even the states strive to control us but at least they are closer to the people and thus can be better controlled by the people.

As we get bigger we spend more, tax more and abdicate more and more control to the unelected bureaucrats and corrupt politicians.  Meanwhile, the viability of the US as a nation is put in danger as we reduce the effectiveness of our national defense, our police, and our borders.

The Tea Parties were right.  They had exactly the right ideas about bringing our country back to the limited central government, fiscal responsibility, national defense, and protection of individual rights.  However, we got co-opted by the amoeba called the Republican Party.  Many of saw Cruz as the savior of our values but the  establishment crushed him.  Trump seemed to be closest to what we believed and hopefully he will not disappoint.

But he is also offering some big government solutions to our problems.  He wants to spend tons of money on infrastructure without saying how it will be paid for.  This should be up to the states and private industry.  The feds can help by coordinating projects but it should be up to the states to raise the money and do the work.  Too many of Trumps statements involve having the Federal government leading the way,  Rather, it should get out of the way.

The Tea Parties need to rise again.  They need to assert themselves as a new political party, not just an amorphous and ineffective force.  They need to consolidate their own power in selected states where they can elect their own congress people and legislatures.  They need to divorce themselves from the Republican Party, which is nothing more than Democrat light.  This needs to happen regardless of who wins the Presidency.  Now is the time to begin.

I had hoped that I could vote the Libertarian line but their candidate is a real buffoon and their stance on national defense is a farce.  We need something new.

So I will vote for Trump and hope that he can get elected.  Then I will concentrate my efforts to support a national Tea Party movement that is more like a political party and less like a club.

 

Sep 09

North Korea claims ballistic capability after fifth – and largest – nuclear test – Hot Air Hot Air

 Now what will Obama do?  NOTHING.

What would I do?  Arrange for a mysterious explosion, roughly the size of a MOAB (Mother of all Bombs) to destroy their nuclear facilities and ICBM facilities.  This could easily be done by a B-2 and plausibly denied.  In addition, I would send an Aegis cruiser off the coast of North Korea and use any missile for target practice.  If they attack the cruiser I would use its cruise missles to destroy every naval base in North Korea as well as every naval ship in the area.  All submarines would be destroyed.  Easy to do for anyone but Obama.

From Hot Air.

A quake last night in North Korea had scientists looking for both their Richter and Geiger instruments, and for good reason. Pyongyang declared their fifth nuclear test a success and not just because it produced their largest yield, a conclusion provisionally shared by other nations in the region and the US. The Kim regime now claims it has mastered the process of designing and building nuclear warheads to fit on ballistic missiles, a step that makes North Korea a major threat to Pacific nations:

North Korea conducts largest nuclear test to date
North Korea conducts a fifth nuclear test, setting off a blast more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in World War Two, and drawing strong opposition from global leaders.
Reuters

North Korea conducts largest nuclear test to date
North Korea conducts a fifth nuclear test, setting off a blast more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima in World War Two, and drawing strong opposition from global leaders.
Reuters

via North Korea claims ballistic capability after fifth – and largest – nuclear test – Hot Air Hot Air.

Sep 09

Philippines ‘gravely concerned’ about Chinese activity around Scarborough Shoal | IHS Jane’s 360

Once again Obama has shown the US to be a paper tiger.  The Chinese don’t respect us and we have told the Philippines to pound sand.  If China continues to dominate Scarborough Shoal they will control virtually all shipping routes through this area of the world.  There will be no more “international waters”.

This is on the Obama/Kerry watch but it is associated with Clinton’s policies.  If she becomes President the next step will be for China to declare The Philippines part of their sphere.

We suffered a great many casualties liberating them from imperial Japan.  Now we are willing to just turn this fine country over to China?  I have been there many times and I doubt that the Filipinos will agree to this.  But they may have no choice.

Hat top to IHS Jane’s

The Philippines has demanded an explanation from China over what it said was an increasing number of Chinese boats spotted near the disputed Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea (SCS), Reuters news agency reported on 4 September.
A Philippine Air Force aircraft that flew over the shoal (known as the Panatag Shoal in the Philippines and Huangyan Island in China) a day earlier had spotted more boats than usual, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana was quoted as saying.
“There were four Chinese coastguard ships and six other vessels, including blue-coloured barges, around Scarborough Shoal,” Lorenzana reportedly said in a text message sent to reporters. “The presence of many ships other than coastguard in the area is a cause of grave concern,” he added.
China has maintained a continuous presence in the area ever since seizing the shoal after a stand-off in 2012.
Lorenzana also said that Beijing had tried to send dredging barges to the shoal earlier this year, but that there was no sign of any reclamation activity so far.
“We don’t know yet if those barges are precursors of future dredging operations,” he said, adding: “If they try to construct anything in Scarborough it will have a far-reaching adverse effect on the security situation.”
The incident comes after an international tribunal ruled on 12 July that China’s claim to ‘historic rights’ within most of the SCS has no legal basis: a decision that has angered China and sparked fears Beijing may accelerate its effort to establish de facto control over the disputed area through land reclamation and military deployments.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague, a tribunal under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), decided on a case brought by the Philippines that argued Chinese activity in the region violated international law

via Philippines ‘gravely concerned’ about Chinese activity around Scarborough Shoal | IHS Jane’s 360.

Sep 06

Obama Dissed Again – Iranian Boats Harass Another U.S. Navy Patrol Coastal Ship #Firebolt

In the past week”

China dissed Obama.

Philippines dissed Obama.

Korea dissed the US.

Now Iran does it again.

This was more than just harassment.  It was intended to show that the US has no balls.  The USS Firebold is a well armed vessel with enough firepower to blow those Iranian boats out of the water.  It didn’t even fire a warning shot at the Iranina boats that maneuvered directly in the course of the Firebolt.

Now China is emboldened, Korea is emboldened, and Iran is emboldened.  Philippines is pissed at the very time they are needed as a strategic partner against China.  In one week the Obama/Clinton/Kerry foreign policy drives off a cliff.  T\\

Trump needs to take advantage if this.  He needs to make a major correction once he gets in office.  Killary will just continue to set the reset, even after one of those players decides to hit the red button.

Iranian Boats Harass Another U.S. Navy Patrol Coastal Ship In Persian Gulf

By: Megan Eckstein

September 6, 2016 11:55 AM
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.
A U.S. Navy patrol coastal ship was harassed by seven Iranian vessels on Sunday and narrowly avoided colliding with one, in the latest in a string of incidents in the Persian Gulf.
Seven Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) fast in-shore attack craft (FIAC) approached USS Firebolt (PC-10) while it was operating in international waters in the central Persian Gulf on Sept. 4, a defense official told USNI News.
Three of the FIACs maneuvered close to Firebolt, mirroring the ship’s course and speed at a distance of about 500 yards for about eight minutes before leaving. Another FIAC then sped towards Firebolt and stopped directly in front of the ship, causing the Firebolt crew to maneuver to avoid a collision. The U.S. ship and Iranian FIAC came within 100 yards of one another, the defense official said.
During the incident, the Firebolt crew attempted radio communication three times to understand the Iranians’ intentions, but the FIAC crews never res

via Iranian Boats Harass Another U.S. Navy Patrol Coastal Ship.

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