Wasserman-Schultz Out As DNC Chair But Will Have “Thank You” Role in Clinton Campaign

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Wow, and we thought the Republican Convention started in chaos?!

Yesterday, on the brink of the Dem’s nominating farce, otherwise known as their convention, the DNC announced that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz will be stepping down as chairperson.  This comes after thousands of emails were leaked proving collusion between the Clinton campaign and the party’s committee.  This was something  former candidate Bernie Sanders had been claiming all along even though, during primary season, Debbie W-S insisted she was following the rules and remaining impartial.  We now know DWS was lying, these emails prove it!

As a “thank you” gift, Hillary named Wasserman-Schultz her honorary chair for her campaign.

Wow, this is corruption to the extreme!  Even though I don’t expect any formal charges or prosecution, I do wonder how the voters will take this?

Read more here:

https://americaswatchtower.com/2016/07/24/debbie-wasserman-schultz-to-resign-as-dnc-chairperson/

http://fortune.com/2016/07/24/wasserman-schultz-clinton-campaign/

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz to resign as DNC Chairperson

Wow, can you say corruption?!

America's Watchtower

  In the wake of the email scandal which proved that Bernie Sanders was right about the Democratic National Committee conspiring against him, and on the heels of the news that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz would not be speaking at or running the Democratic convention, we are now learning that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is going to resign as head of the DNC after the Democratic Convention.

  Here is more:

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz issued a statement Sunday saying she plans to resign after the Democratic National Convention concludes, according to reports.

Wasserman-Schultz came under heavy fire after an enormous series of damaging leaks helped to reveal what many in the Democratic base suspected: She had rigged the primary for a Hillary Clinton win.

  I just have one piece of advice which comes from a woman in the know:

DWS

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

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Cruz’s Excuse For Violating Pledge Doesn’t Wash

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Ted Cruz drew boos from the delegates last night when he refused to endorse Donald Trump.  By refusing to back Trump, and implying that he would instead vote for Hillary, Cruz violated a pledge that all GOP candidates took to support the official nominee no matter who that was.

It wasn’t until this morning, at the Texas delegation breakfast, that Ted Cruz came out with why he refuses to endorse Trump.  Under intense questioning from delegates Cruz said that his pledge was “abrogated” when Trump criticized his wife and father.

This excuse doesn’t wash.  If Cruz felt that strongly, then Cruz should have said that he is repealing his pledge during the campaign, before he dropped out.  It might have made a difference if he would have, at that time, said that he could not support someone who “attacked” his wife and father.  To do it after Trump gets the official nomination is too late and below the belt.

Cruz also mentioned this morning that, while he will not vote for Trump, he will not vote for Hillary either.  He could have said that during his speech last night too but instead left it unsaid.

Cruz might be standing on principles.  Or, he could be betting his career on Trump possibly losing in November and then coming off the GOP hero with “I told you so.”  Who knows?

But either way, Cruz comes off in very bad taste and with a taint of cruelty and deception.  He is not someone who works well with others and is in no way a team player.  Cruz appears, after last night, to be for Cruz, and no one or nothing else.  Perhaps even his staunchest supporters are beginning to see the real man behind the mask!

Trump Over the Top on First Ballot

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The drive-by media and talking heads said it couldn’t be done!  They said Trump didn’t know what he was doing and the he wouldn’t be able to get the nomination on the first ballot; that his supporters were wasting their time.

Well, once again Trump proved the “experts” wrong.

Last night, early in the evening, Donald J. Trump went over the top and is now the official GOP candidate for President of the United States.

In the roll call of the States, Pennsylvania deferred to New York so that Donald Trump, Jr. could announce the delegate votes, putting his father over the top.

So far, Donald Trump has proved himself correct over the pundits every single time.  This is something, perhaps, that we should be thinking about as we approach the elections in November:  if Trump knows what he is doing now, he will also know how to bring our country back to success.

Accusations of Plagiarism Ridiculous

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Is that all the Dems have?

After Rudy’s barnburner last night, all the Dems can come up with today are accusations that Melania Trump stole part of her speech from Michelle Obama!?

Ridiculous!

The accusation comes from the phrase:  “Your word is your bond,” which Melania said her parents taught her; to work hard and keep your word.  Good advice that many of us heard as kids and have also passed onto our own children.

Michelle Obama, no doubt, was probably taught the same thing when she was young, and said relayed that in a speech a few years ago.  So what?

Is it plagiarism?  Did she steal it from Michelle?

No.  Here’s why:

Plagiarism, defined by Merriam-Webster, is “the act of using another person’s words or ideas without giving credit to that person.”

Melania could not have stolen from Michelle because these words come neither from Michelle nor Melania.  “Your word is your bond” could be considered part of the common lexicon; good words of advice passed on from generation to generation on how to live with honor.  But more than that, the phrase “Your word is your bond” actually has its origins farther back than Michelle Obama (or Melania Trump, for that matter).

The London Stock Exchange, founded in 1801 (that’s 215 years ago!) has the motto (in Latin) “Dictum Meum Pactum” meaning in English “My word is my bond.”

Melvyn Douglas, an American actor (1901 -1981), is quoted as saying, “Your word is your bond.”

This plagiarism charge is nothing more than a distraction to try and take away momentum from Trump and the GOP.  And so far, at least if you are watching Fox News, some conservatives are taking the bait and caving in, quetioning Melania’s honesty.

Here’s something to think about:  Why should anyone make a big deal about a few words from a speech from a condidate’s wife when, on the other side, one the candidates herself was given a free pass after she jeopardized our national security?!

It’s Pence!

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Donald Trump selected Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his VP running mate.  He made his selection in a Tweet rather than the formal televised he had planned; that event Trump cancelled in respect to the victims of the Nice, France, attack.

Pence has Washington experience, having served in Congress.

Read more here: Donald Trump Selects Mike Pence, Indiana Governor, as Running Mate – The New York Times

Saudi Arabia Arrests Men for Dog Show

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As crazy as it sounds, it’s true: Saudi Arabia, one of our Muslim country allies, arrested two men who held a “best in show” dog show. The reason? According to Jonathan Turley, it was “an ‘un-Islamic’ act.”
I say, that’s what’s wrong over there…if they got to know doggies, they would get to know love and compassion.
Read more from Jonathan Turley:

JONATHAN TURLEY

220px-Terrier_mixed-breed_dog200px-Coat_of_arms_of_Saudi_Arabia.svgWe have previously discussed cases involving the view of many Muslims that dogs are unclean. Now, Saudi Arabia has again taken Islamic values to a far extreme by arresting two men for simply organizing a dog pageant in Jeddah. That’s it. They simply wanted to pick the 10 best dogs in the Kingdom so they were arrested for  an “un-Islamic” act .

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A Family War by Stewart Hotston: A Warning About Power and Big Money

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A Family WarA Family War by Stewart Hotston
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Imagine a world where the richest of the rich have bought all governments and now have total control of the entire planet, its resources, and beyond into the Solar System. These wealthy, all families of the globe’s top multinational corporations, have access to nanotechnology to create or recreate themselves and their children, to heal their ills or wounds; internal AI’s give them 24/7 access to news, data, or any other information, through “the Cloud” without having to lift a fingertip. Going out for the evening, the same tiny machines give these elites designer eye, skin, or hair color. Most importantly, however, this technology keeps these family members alive for a very long time; not quite eternal life but an extended longevity of hundreds of years.
This is the world painted for us by Stewart Hotston in A Family War. The year is 2289, there or about. This is a time long after humanity messed up the planet resulting in climate change. Governments, democratic and otherwise, are passé, having centuries earlier given up the ghost of any semblance of justice or integrity. Government had sold out to the highest bidders, corporate media, and the drive to bring in the highest market share for their vested corporate families.
For all the delights of designer everything, those luxuries only exist for the Families and their respective members: the Oligarchs, as Hotston refers to them. The rest, or Normals, as he calls them, relegated to serve in any way their master Oligarchs command them; they are lesser-than, and their only hope of advancement is to sell their children for research or military purposes.
Do you think this sci-fi fantasy book sounds way out, too far-fetched? Hardly! Stewart Hotston is masterful in creating a world that has finally succumbed to neo-feudalism; not a world of fascists or military, or religious, dictators who attempt to march across the world and seize control. No, Hotston’s world is one of combined media and corporate global domination; this world, of the big money, creeps up on the rest of humanity without firing a shot.
As one of Hotston’s characters relates mid-book:
“The national governments were finally succumbing to the corporations, a step backwards in the opinion of many, to neo-feudalism…Longevity was spread amongst the richest and most powerful without respect for the dividing lines of individual corporate power. Amongst the powerful it did not distinguish.”
This book should be on everyone’s reading list who is concerned about the state of our world now with the influence of money, especially corporate money, in our politics and world affairs. Far from being just another fantasy novel, A Family War by Stewart Hotston may well be a warning for the future of us all!

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Reasons Pro-Life Advocates Should Rethink Anti-Abortion Laws: OB/GYN Shares Experiences

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Dr. Jen Gunter, an OB/GYN who practiced in the American Midwest, shares experiences, both professional and personal, on the reality of anti-abortion laws and how they affect women.  Dr. Gunter breaks through the mythology, propagated by self-serving politicians who advocate for and pass increasingly more severe legislation restricting and preventing a woman from decisions regarding her own body:

Residency doesn’t prepare you for listening to someone you have never met pleading over the phone for help, their breathless desperation as they try to tell their sad story between sobs, intertwined with intimate details. They would say random, heart breaking things like, “What do we do with the crib?” They were similar in many […]

via What you learn doing abortions after 20 weeks — Dr. Jen Gunter

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