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MY KIND OF AN AMERICAN (Owner of the Kansas City Chiefs)

Clark Hunt, CEO and Owner of the Kansas City Chiefs

Mr. Hunt called a meeting with all of his Coaches, Players and field staff and firmly told them,
“You are all simply paid performers on a stage and that field is my stage!
You will stand, with your hand over your heart and with respect, when our Country’s National Anthem is being played or
you will no longer be a Kansas City Chief, a Coach for the Kansas City Chiefs or have any association with the Chiefs Organization!
I will immediately fire you, no matter who you are!”
You can make your political statements off the field, but when you’re employed by me and I’m signing your check,
I demand that you make our fans proud and not embarrass them.”


Leftists are Acting Like Stalin in attempt at “Erasing History”


Dershowitz went for the far-left’s throat in a recent interview on Fox News.

While Dershowitz has no problem with removing some of the Confederate monuments and memorials that dot our nation’s landscape, he definitely has a problem with the way that the leftists are going about doing so.

In the left’s assault on Southern heritage and history he sees shades of something much darker than just an attempt at healing racial divisions in our nation.

The far-left’s assault on everything Confederacy reminds Dershowitz of Stalin’s ugly assault on history and his attempt to re-write the past in an effort to suit his nefarious purposes. This is exactly what Dershowitz sees today’s radical left doing in our nation. It’s not about soothing tensions, it’s about exerting power and influencing a new front of the culture wars.

Instead, Dershowitz argues that the left should be using the opportunity to educate the next generation and to build bridges instead of fostering divisions in our nation.

Of course there’s a danger of going too far.

There’s a danger removing Washington and Jefferson and other of our founding fathers who themselves owned slaves.

Look, we have to use this as an educational moment.

We have to take some of the statues that were put up more recently, for example, during the Civil Rights Movement and perhaps move them to museums where they can be used to teach young students about how statues are intended sometimes for bad purposes, to glorify negatives and to hold back positive developments.

But the idea of willy-nilly going through and doing what Stalin did: just erasing history and re-writing it to serve current purposes, does pose a danger, and it poses a danger of educational malpractice, of missing opportunities to educate people, and of going too far.

JUST IN: Nasty Attack Against Melania Trump

The alt-Left refuses to let the country come together and heal over Charlottesville.

As reported by Conservative Institute, shortly after the deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, Melania Trump took to twitter to condemn the violence. “Our country encourages freedom of speech, but let’s communicate w/o hate in our hearts. No good comes from violence. #Charlottesville,” she wrote in an effort to unite the country. Instead of addressing the first lady’s call for unity, major alt-Left publications falsely accused her of plagiarism.

The plagiarism lie was spread through a meme over Facebook and Twitter. The meme featured two pictures, one of Melania Trump above a picture of former First Lady Michelle Obama. Both pictures include the supposedly plagiarized quote. The image claims Michelle Obama said, “Our nation encourages freedom of speech, but lets communicate without hate in our hearts. No good comes of that.” The quote is attributed to an April, 16th, 2016 speech.

However, there is absolutely no record that Michelle Obama uttered these words. The picture included with the quote was sourced to Michelle Obama’s October 13th, 2016 appearance at a Hillary Clinton campaign event. Scouring through Michelle Obama speeches around April 16th last year reveals no comparable quotes.

The claims of plagiarism are entirely unverified and likely false. However, the meme has circulated widely because it plays off of a 2016 incident where Melania Trump was caught borrowing from an earlier Michelle Obama statement. The Weekly Standard explained that Melania Trump relied heavily on an earlier Michelle Obama speech while preparing her remarks for the 2016 Republican National Convention.

An aide employed by the Trump presidential campaign accepted responsibility for the plagiarism. Apparently, Melania Trump was reading from a 2008 Michelle Obama speech for inspiration. Many of the notes from that meeting were accidentally included in Melania’s final speech. The aide offered to resign over the speech, but President Trump rejected the offer.

The latest claim of plagiarism has no basis in reality, but that hasn’t stopped numerous alt-Left media outlets from spreading the lies. The International Business Times was one of the first to offer mainstream attention to the incident, and their reporting fueled articles published by the far-left websites Alternet and Raw Story.

At least The International Business Times admitted in their headline that the allegations may be false. “Melania Trump Accused Of Copying Michelle Obama Again, Maybe Wrongly This Time,” was their headline. However, when the article was republished by Yahoo! News, Alternet, and Raw Story the “Maybe Wrongly This Time,” was conveniently left out.

Instead, the only indication offered by these alt-Left publications that this story may be false is found in the final line of the article. “While the possibility of plagiarism has not been ruled out in the latest instance, reports said the viral meme was most likely a spoof,” they admitted, assuming that most people will come to their own conclusions based on the headline alone.

Once again, major alt-Left publications have falsely accused Melania Trump of plagiarism. Does the media treat her unfairly?

Perhaps the most troubling website spreading the egregiously false meme is the supposed fact-checking website Snopes. Snopes is dedicated to exposing urban legends on the Internet, yet they offer credence for the false plagiarism claim. Snopes rates the plagiarism claim as “unproven,” stating, “Although we can’t yet absolutely rule out the possibility that Mrs. Obama might at some time have expressed something like the thought attributed to her here.”

Similarly, Snopes is also calling the existence of unicorns unproven, because “we can’t yet absolutely rule out the possibility” that unicorns “at some time” or “something like” them existed. Quality fact checking. And a vague “possibility” is definitely not a solid basis for crying plagiarism.

Trump Quietly Reshaping The Federal Courts With Judgeship Appointments

 “Elections have consequences.”

President Donald Trump has been making a multitude of lifetime appointments to fill more than 100 vacancies on federal courts across the country, appointments that could reshape the judiciary for decades.

According to The Hill, Trump has had five federal judges confirmed by the Senate, 30 are pending, and 123 seats need to be filled.

The vacancies give Trump the opportunity to revamp the judicial branch and have a long-lasting impact on the courts.

“It can’t be overstated the impact the individuals he’s appointing will have on millions of people across the country and their children for a generation or two,” said Dan Goldberg, legal director at the liberal Alliance for Justice.

“The Supreme Court only hears about 80 cases a year. Ninety-nine percent of cases end in the federal courts of appeal or at the trial level,” Goldberg said.

Trump’s appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, giving Republican-friendly justices a majority on the bench, has been labeled by some as one of the president’s biggest accomplishments thus far.

The president may have the opportunity to appoint at least one more justice to the Supreme Court in the near future, as reports indicate that Justice Anthony Kennedy is considering retirement.

Despite Trump’s steady pace in appointing judges, Republicans say Democrats are “slow-walking” several of his judicial nominations.

Democrats argue that Trump has the fortuitous opportunity only because Republicans refused to negotiate with former President Barack Obama on his judicial nominations. However, during his two terms in office Obama had 329 judicial nominees confirmed.

Obama didn’t have a single judge confirmed during his first six months in office. By contrast, the Senate approved a fifth Trump nominee in early August.

Ilya Shapiro, a constitutional studies senior fellow at the Cato Institute, said the consequences of judicial appointments were considerable.

“Elections have consequences. It can’t be understated (sic) that judicial nominations, being lifetime appointments, are huge,” Shapiro said.

SOROS PAID ANTIFA Member Ignores Police Warnings And Pays The Price

Things got dicey in Phoenix last night after President Trump’s speech, mainly because the so-called Antifa showed up to protest.




By John F. Di Leo – 

The top marginal federal income tax rate in the United States – for businesses and for people who file as businesses – is 39.6%.

As a result, businesses do not grow as they should.  Businesses do not thrive as they should.  Businesses do not produce, or invent, or add on, or hire, as they would if their tax burden were lower.

International corporations therefore find that they must do more and more of their manufacturing abroad, where their profits are not so severely penalized.  And domestic corporations do not prosper… and would-be entrepreneurs do not start-up new enterprises here, because in the United States, today, success itself is penalized.

And people are protesting … the presence of statues in public parks.

The United States had the greatest health care system on earth until seven years ago.  Virtually every American citizen either received decent insurance from his employer, or bought decent insurance on his own, or received decent insurance from the company he retired from… or received decent coverage from Medicare.

There were shortcomings; VA coverage was often poor for our veterans, and the poor often got poor coverage through Medicaid, but these matters could have been focused upon, and improved…

…until a radical presidency illegally forced a particularly incompetent version of socialized medicine – and yes, that takes some doing – upon the country.   Today, the healthcare funding system is a monstrosity, because the Obama administration’s approach has impoverished millions, with expensive but useless mandatory plans.

And people are protesting … the presence of statues in public parks.

The nation is suffering a crime wave.  Gangs continue to take over our major cities, because even as police risk their lives to catch and prosecute the drug dealers, gang leaders, and pimps who rule the streets, the criminal justice system is so skewed in favor of the criminal that we let them go… or we plea-bargain them down to charges that don’t carry jail time, so we put even the convicted ones back on the street anyway.

Besides, no matter how many criminals we do manage to put behind bars, decades of porous borders have allowed a rapid replenishment system. For every gang member we take out of commission, another one arrives from their home base, south of the border, to take his place.  MS-13, Sinaloa, the Gulf Cartel… so many criminal organizations from all over the world have directed their operatives to our big cities, and the suicidal Sanctuary City provisions of those cities act like magnets to draw them in, turning our cities into banana republics.

And people are protesting … the presence of statues in public parks.

Cities, counties and states raise their tax burdens, in income taxes, beverage taxes, sales taxes, property taxes, gas taxes… and these increased taxes have the exact result that every economist has always said they would have:

They drive down property values, depress economic activity, leave people with less discretionary income.  This hurts every business that taxpayers would normally frequent – the mall, the restaurant, the theater, the nightclub, the bookstore.

If you have less to spend, you spend less, it’s as simple as that.  So, every business suffers.

And when businesses suffer, employment suffers.

The cashiers, baggers, stockboys, waiters, cooks – everyone who works in any kind of retail environment, or the wholesale industries that support them,  will see his hours get cut.

Did the levels of government that hiked these taxes intend to drive their constituents out of work?  Did they intend to be destructive to the lives of their neighbors?  Perhaps not.  but the effect is the same, regardless of the intent:  people lose their jobs, people lose their businesses; neighborhoods wither and die, commercial districts no more.

And people are protesting … the presence of statues in public parks.

Now, is this to say that there’s nothing to protest about them, at all?

Not necessarily. These big bronze statues in public parks may represent slaveowners, merchants, politicians,  generals… the Civil War figures commemorated in this manner do raise questions.  Should these statues be brought indoors and displayed in a Civil War museum – rather than left outdoors as if all and sundry shared their respect for the Confederate side in the late unpleasantness?   Good questions, valid questions, worthy of debate and decision, in a rational manner…

But the crowds have gone beyond the Civil War, muddying that reasonable argument, haven’t they?

Within days of Charlottesville, the agitators were calling for the removal of statues that pre-date the Civil War, even our nation’s greatest heroes.  We have seen calls for the removal of statues of Founding Fathers like Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, and of our first president, George Washington, the marvelous leader who united the nation to rise up against England.

Yes, many of our Founders inherited plantations in the age of slavery, but many had such other incredibly redeeming qualities that we cannot judge them entirely on the fact that they happened to live in a time and place that included this particular flaw.

So random has this violence become, just days after the August conflicts in Charlottesville, VA, the city of Chicago even saw a statue of Abraham Lincoln torched.  How?  And why?  What crazed mind could possibly apply a moral equivalence to both the Confederacy and the man who stood against them and vowed that the United States would be one single country again, reborn free of the practice of plantation slavery?

There is no logic in it, because logic was never intended to apply in the first place.

This whole popular crisis is a distraction, concocted by the deep pockets of the Left.  George Soros’ unlimited bank account funds the CraigsList ads that bring rent-a-protester armies by the busload from states away, ready-made clubs and posters in hand.

Permits or not, sensible reason or not, the goal of MoveOn, Antifa, Occupy and the rest is really to dominate the headlines, to pull our nation’s legitimate issues off the front page so that they get no traction in the Capital.

How can politicians focus the country on the tax cuts we so desperately need, for example – issues that require a bit of explanation to win support – if every time a politician opens his mouth, the press shouts the question “And where do YOU stand on the removal of statues?”

We have so much to do, from tax cuts to an obamacare repeal, from a crackdown on illegal aliens to a renewed war on the drugs that infest our big cities, our small towns, and everything in between.

But we cannot do it – we cannot build a national argument for such improvements – as long as the public is preoccupied with hundred year old statues of two hundred year old men.

And that is the true crisis:  not the question of what to do about statues, but the question of how to put an end to that distraction, and focus the country on the things that we know really matter to our nation’s future.

Frankly, the only thing in the news today that really merits a wrecking ball is the whole corrupt distraction itself.

Copyright 2017 John F. Di Leo

John F. Di Leo is a Chicagoland-based trade compliance trainer, actor and writer.  His columns have appeared in Illinois Review since 2009.  Permission is hereby granted to forward freely, provided it is uncut and the IR URL and byline are included.

President Trump Fires All 14 Muslim Federal Judges

Barack Obama managed to pack the federal judiciary with bleeding heart liberals, professional lobbyists for climat and 15 Moslems, none of whom were born in this country. President Trump had no choice but to äre one of them last month when he ruled that Sharia Law was OK if the defendant is Moslem and reasonably expected to follow his faith or face eternity in hell.You can force a Christian to pay for birth control for indigents and gutter rats but you can’t ask a Moslem not to beat his wife? Sounds about right.Today, President Trump very quietly ended the tenure of the Moslem 14 — as they have named their little group of Allah worshippers — with an executive order eliminating their benches  altogether.White House Propaganda Director Emmanuel Goldstein told Fox News: President Trump doesn’t have the authority to remove a federal judge appointed and conärmed by the Senate, buthe does have the authority to determine the number of benches in the judiciary per the Evacuation Clause. He reduced that number today by 14.Brilliant. That’s why we voted for President trump and why we’ll vote for him again. He’s waaaaaaay smarter than we are. We’ll keep you updated on the fate of these Moslems.pls like and share this post on facebook and twiter

GOP Senators Just Gave George Soros The Worst News Of His Life

Billionaire progressive activist George Soros has been a one-man wrecking ball when it comes to opposing conservative politicians and agendas. He has a stated goal of bringing down the United States.

Yet some of his momentum may have been halted by GOP senators looking to oppose the left-wing backer, according to Fox News. They requested that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson investigate how much of Soros’s empire is supported by taxpayers’ dollars and to put a stop to it.

On Tuesday, a letter asking Secretary Tillerson to conduct an investigation was sent by Republican senators who’ve suspected agencies like the United States Agency for International Development of having ties to Soros and Soros-funded entities, and supporting the influencing of foreign elections.

According to Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), there have been a number of foreign officials report interference in their recent elections. “This includes reports of diplomats playing political favorites, USAID funds supporting extreme and sometimes violent political activists, and the US government working to marginalize the moderates and conservatives in leadership roles,” Lee said. “This sort of political favoritism from our mission around the world is unacceptable.”

The USAID donated $5 million in taxpayer dollars over a four year period to the Open Society Foundations, an organization run by Soros. The group claims its mission is to “build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.”

Officials from Macedonia claim the organization is really working with Soros to promote politicians pushing liberal and progressive agendas and seeks to influence the elections held there. Claims have also been made that various violent demonstrations and a Macedonian edition of Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky have been funded by the group.

The senators also point to similar issues occurring in Albania, saying, “Respected leaders from Albania have made similar claims of US diplomats and Soros-backed organizations pushing for certain political outcomes in their country. The destabilizing effects of such actions in a NATO country are clear and the threat of further escalation eminent as Albania anticipates parliamentary elections later this year.”

Soros’s campaign for global leftism has been underway for a very long time, according to The Washington Times. In 1998 he stated that the US needed to be subjugated to the will of foreign parties as part of a global government: “The sovereignty of states must be subordinated to international law and international institutions. We need some global system of political decision-making. In short, we need a global society to support our global economy.”

Wikileaks released a number of emails showing the close ties Soros has with Democrats. Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA), said if Hillary Clinton had won the election it would have opened the door wide for Soros to influence the US. “The fact that Hillary Clinton and her campaign are so closely aligned with George Soros and his radical agenda is serious cause for alarm,” Hunter said.

Hunter credited the emails with revealing their camaraderie, saying, “Publicly, it’s a relationship she’s never really talked up, but communications at least now reveal how closely aligned they are, and Americans deserve to know that a Clinton presidency means even more direct influence from George Soros.”

Soros’s meddling in foreign political affairs with the help of left-wing organizations using taxpayer dollars is a disturbing allegation. Hopefully, GOP senators have convinced Secretary Tillerson to conduct an investigation and come to the bottom of Soros’s dealings and put a stop to his left-based agendas.



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