Anonymous couple drops $500K in Salvation Army kettle


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Anonymous couple drops $500K in Salvation Army kettle

Salvation Army/Twitter.

New York Post

A Minnesota couple shocked the local chapter of the Salvation Army over the weekend when they slipped a $500,000 check into one of the charity’s famous red kettles.

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that the couple, who wishes to remain anonymous, made the donation Saturday at a Cub Foods outlet in the Twin Cities suburb of Rosemount. The paper reported that local firefighters handling bell-ringing duties that day were oblivious to the size of the check […]

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Below is the press release regarding the donation issued by the Twin Cities Salvation Army:

Record donation to a kettle: $500K from an anonymous donor

…To put it in perspective, the largest single gift in the Twin Cities prior to this one was $25,000, making this gift 20 times larger.

“We are simply stunned and honored to have received such a generous gift,” said Major Jeff Strickler, Twin Cities commander. “This is a true blessing and it could not come at a better time for The Salvation Army and the people we serve.”

The anonymous donors say they made the gift in hopes of encouraging others to give as generously as they can, too.

Also, they wanted to honor one of their fathers, who served in the trenches in World War I, and was always grateful to the Salvation Army Donut Lassies who brought soldiers free coffee and donuts. That simple act of kindness and comfort made a lasting impression and created a family legacy of supporting The Salvation Army.

Plus, when they were a young couple, the donors say money was so tight, they would often rely discarded food from the local grocery store. Today, they can afford to help others in need.

“You get to a point in life where it’s time to take care of others, the way you were taken care of,” the donors said.

The $500,000 donation comes at the perfect time for The Twin Cities Salvation Army. They have set an ambitious, but achievable $11.6 million goal for their Christmas campaign….

Famous Presidential Lies Contest

Originally posted on Socialism is not the Answer:

Written by, To The Point News


1.      None of our boys will die on foreign soil



1.      I am not a crook

President Richard Nixon


GHW Bush:

1.     Read my lips – No New Taxes



1.      I did not have sex with that woman… Miss Lewinski



GW Bush:

1.      Iraq has weapons of mass destruction



1. I will have the most transparent administration in history. 

2. The stimulus will fund shovel-ready jobs. 

3. I am focused like a laser on creating jobs. 

4. The IRS is not targeting anyone. 

5. It was a spontaneous riot about a movie. 

6. I will put an end to the type of politics that “breeds division, conflict and cynicism”. 

7. You didn’t build that! 

8. I will restore trust in Government. 

9. The Cambridge cops acted stupidly. 

10. The…

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Putin Does Something Our Idiot Leaders Won’t


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Independent Sentinel, by S. Noble

Another country has banned George Soros and his radical groups. Russian prosecutors have deemed George Soros Foundation groups to be a “threat to Russian national security.” Russia Today reported that in a statement released on Monday, prosecutors said the activities of the Open Society Institute and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation were a threat to the foundations of Russia’s Constitutional order and national security. They added that the Justice Ministry would be duly […]

Phil Bassett aka Grumpy Elders’ Memorial


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Grumpy Elder and daughter Chrystal Bassette Perez- FacebookTo friends, patriots and acquaintances of Phil Bassett (known to many as Grumpy Elder) who passed earlier this month:

Phil’s daughter, Chrystal, posted an event on Facebook earlier today for her father’s memorial.

Facebook Memorial Posting

Feel free respond or leave a comment beneath the event on Facebook by clicking on

the post above or the link at the bottom of this post.

If you live or will be in the area on December 28, please feel free to attend. Everyone is invited.

Please also on behalf of the family, pass the word. Thank you.





Witness accounts conflict with ‘Planned Parenthood shooting’ narrative


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Examiner by Renee Nal

On Black Friday, Several people were injured and University of Colorado police officer Garrett Swasey, 44, along with two unnamed civilians were killed by a man identified as Robert Lewis Dear, 57, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

While it was reported that the Public Information Officer for the Colorado Springs Police Department “told reporters that the entire incident started with shooting at the Planned Parenthood facility;” multiple reports conflict with this narrative, including accounts from eye witnesses.

The International Business Times reported:

“Witnesses at the scene told MSNBC the original gunshots came from near the Planned Parenthood at a Chase Bank facility….

These findings ought to be well received especially since with the exception of the Obama administration, Planned Parenthood and comrades, I do not know of anyone, even amongst the most die-hard Obama supporters, of which there are many in New York City who bought into this Planned Parenthood shooting narrative.

In fact, most are vocal about how sick and tired they are of these false narratives.


@David_EHG, ‘Jew’ For “Palestine” Wants GOP To Bomb White Men, ID Them & Spy On US Churches


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Meet David Gershon, Communist:

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The Mad Jewess

Before I rant against this insane, Communist, radical “Jewish” traitor to America, let me say…Than when I see a post like this, I really laugh my ass off at the likes of David Duke & his childlike supporters. Duke is a white Separatist who is madly in love with the brown people in “Palestine” and worries about these browns 7K miles away before he worries about whites in America. Gershon is an ally in the anti-Zionist cause with Duke. HAHAHA TOO COMICAL….

At any rate.. This is an excerpt of Gershon the Bolshevik:

“In the past month, GOP leaders and presidential candidates have celebrated bigotry and incited hate with unprecedented transparency. While the vast majority of such incitements have targeted Muslims in general and, more specifically […]


Long story, short, David Harris-Gershon is a loathsome Communist schmuck who is too blind to realize that the jihadists who arse he kisses will slit his throat and then play soccer with his head before any GOP official dares entertain the thought of bombing white men and spying on churches in America.

CREDO Study Shows On-Line Schools Worse For Students


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CREDO Study Shows On-Line Schools Worse For Students

Missouri Education Watchdog by Anne Gassel

Operating a brick and mortar school is expensive. Maintenance of the physical plant is expensive and limits growth opportunities to the space available. Hiring teaching talent locally can also be a challenge for a traditional school. Finding the right person with the right credentials who is willing to move to your geographical location is not easy. Enter the on-line school to solve these problems. Well credentialed teachers need never leave their base of operations. Enrollment is not limited to a building size. Students could work at their own pace. Sounds like a win for virtual charter school operators, except that a recent study showed such schools actually perform worse than traditional brick and mortar schools.

The siren call of the virtual classroom as the answer to the problem of providing an education when local resources just aren’t adequate has been luring charter operators and even legislators to promote on-line classrooms. CREDO, the education research center at Standford University has done a meta study of such programs being used by charter schools, the “most comprehensive examination of online charter schools to date” and found that “students of online charter schools had significantly weaker academic performance in math and reading, compared with their counterparts in conventional schools”[…]

Omnibus spending bill is the most important target to rein-in refugee program!



Originally posted on Refugee Resettlement Watch:

It is also the hardest to accomplish, but this—the power of the purse—is the real Constitutional power that Congress has (if they would learn to use it).

Obama-Ryan-Budget The last thing Speaker Paul Ryan wants is to have a budget battle over refugees in the coming days….He will have to decide whose side he is on!

There is much you can do this week and you must get involved because the NO borders pushers in the resettlement industry are reeling right now (scroll back through posts over the last few days).

To save me time since it has been so carefully presented by fellow blogger Richard Falknor at Blue Ridge Forum, click here, and read about Texas Rep. Brian Babin’s efforts in the House to attach a spending curb on the so-called “Omnibus” budget bill that must be voted on before December 11th (or the government shuts down).

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Treason, Cowardice, and the Islamic Invasion: Why States Must Revitalize The Militia


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Treason, Cowardice, and the Islamic Invasion: Why States Must Revitalize The Militia

By Publius Huldah

To All State Governors and State Legislators:

War is coming to America. Obama is importing young able-bodied males to make civilizational jihad on us; and Congress can’t summon up the moral courage to stop him.

To see what is ahead for us, watch this 20 minute video. It depicts the Islamic takeover which is right now going on throughout Europe as European countries are being repopulated by millions of young able-bodied Muslim males (euphemistically called “refugees”) who are explicit about their intention to breed the native Europeans out of existence, and replace the European cultures with Islamic culture.

And Obama is bringing it here.

This paper discusses the two courses of action set forth in Federalist Paper No. 46 for situations such as this: (1) The States must refuse to cooperate with the federal government; but if that doesn’t solve the problem, (2) The States must use their State Militia to defend their State and Citizens[…]


The Council Has Spoken!! Our Watcher’s Council Results

The Council Has Spoken!! Our Watcher’s Council Results

The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast, and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match up.

“I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.” “ – Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher

“I have neither curiosity, interest, pain nor pleasure, in anything, good or evil, they can say of me. I feel only a slight disgust, and a sort of wonder that they presume to write my name.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” – Malcolm X

“Republicans and Democrats are obsessed with making sure that illegal aliens are granted citizenship. The American people are not. They’re concerned about jobs, the economy, debt. They’re concerned about a plundering country. They’re concerned about a decaying, dying country.”
– Rush Limbaugh

This week’s winning essay,Bookworm Room’s The Wall Street Journal’s hatchet job on Ted Cruz is pretty much about what the title implies it is. As Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz continues to rise in the polls, like Donald Trump he becomes a target for character assassination and trial by media…not just for his conservative principles but in particular for his positions on illegal migration. That’s an issue dear to the heart of both Leftist Democrats and as we see here, the GOP establishment. Bookworm takes this effort by Kim Strassel apart in her usually erudite fashion. Here’s a slice:

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I support Ted Cruz. I realize he’s not perfect, but no candidate is. What matters to me is that his political values most closely align with mine, that he’s not scared of a fight (and, especially, he’s not scared of the media), and that he is truly smarter than just about everyone else out there. I learned yesterday, though, that Kimberley Strassel at the Wall Street Journal most definitely does not like Cruz. She wrote a savage hit piece on him essentially blaming him for ISIS’s ability to spread throughout the United States. (That spread, of course, has nothing to do with Obama’s open borders policy and the contempt he shows for every person and idea that suggests that Islam might have a problem.)

But before honing in on her perception about Cruz’s alleged security failures, Strassel first lambastes him as a rank opportunist who cares only about self-aggrandizement and refuses to take care of the GOP’s needs:

The senator’s supporters adore him because they see him in those moments when he has positioned himself as the hero. To them he is the stalwart forcing a government shutdown over ObamaCare. He’s the brave soul calling to filibuster in defense of gun rights. He’s the one keeping the Senate in lame-duck session to protest Mr. Obama’s unlawful immigration orders.

Mr. Cruz’s detractors see a man who engineers moments to aggrandize himself at the expense of fellow conservatives. And they see the consequences. They wonder what, exactly, Mr. Cruz has accomplished.

ObamaCare is still on the books. It took the GOP a year to recover its approval ratings after the shutdown, which helped deny Senate seats to Ed Gillespie in Virginia and Scott Brown in New Hampshire. Mr. Obama’s immigration orders are still on the books. The courts gained a dozen liberal judges, all with lifetime tenure, because the lame-duck maneuver gave Democrats time to cram confirmation votes through. Mr. Cruz’s opportunism tends to benefit one cause: Mr. Cruz.

So it’s Cruz’s fault we have Obamacare and it’s his fault because . . . he took a principled stand against it? (I admired that stand when he took it and I still do.) The fact is that Cruz is one of the few Republicans in Congress who actually stood by the party planks and actual promises he and other alleged conservatives made to voters since 2008. He is the only one in Congress on the right who shows the slightest bit of spine. So when Strassel writes, “but Obamacare is still on the books,” the real question shouldn’t be “How do we blame Ted Cruz?” Instead, the real question should be “How did this happen when Republicans control Congress and the purse strings?”

Strassel’s claim that, following Cruz’s principled stand, it took Republicans “a year to recover,” is patently ridiculous. Republicans have enjoyed greater electoral success in the past six years than the party ever has — and she is going to blame defeats in Virginia and Massachusetts on Cruz. That is infuriating.

The above insults are just throat-clearing for Strassel’s real issue: Ted Cruz has made us less safe than we should be because he refuses to authorize the government to turn America into even more of a police state with endless spying on citizens:

Mr. Cruz regaled the crowd about how he had opposed a proposal to intervene in Syria and how he doesn’t support “nation building.” To this he could add a few others: He has consistently voted against defense reauthorization bills that enable troop funding. And this spring he ginned up support to pass a law that undercuts the National Security Agency’s ability to use metadata to root out terror plots. Mr. Cruz, citing “privacy rights,” co-sponsored the bill, along with Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, Al Franken and Barbara Boxer.


It may have seemed like a good idea to Mr. Cruz at the time. But after Paris, he finds himself with a national security agenda that is increasingly at odds with the public will. Florida’s Marco Rubio (who opposed the NSA bill) had fun this week reminding Americans of the stark foreign-policy differences between himself and the Texan, noting that Mr. Cruz has supported laws that “weaken U.S. intelligence.” Mr. Rubio, who has delivered at least 10 major foreign-policy addresses in the past few years, is running as the unabashed hawk, calling for robust new U.S. world leadership. Mr. Cruz may have walked himself into playing the counterpoint—a Rand Paul stand-in.

Strassel is snide — and she is wrong. Cruz is absolutely right to place limits on the NSA and meta-data. As is developed at some length my post about a talk by Mary Theroux of the Independent Institute, all of us should be deeply suspicious about our government at this point — a government that hoards people’s information like a miser and that is becoming ever more out of control and the master, not the servant, in this country:

The government’s spying on American citizens is so enormous we literally cannot comprehend its scope. The data collection (which is in the multiple zetabytes) grossly violates our inherent Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure. NSA employees before Snowden tried to blow the whistle on this beginning around the year 2000, and got ferociously persecuted by the government because of their efforts. Snowden’s spectacular leak broke that log jam.

But here’s the really important thing that Theroux said: The government gets so much data, it’s useless for the stated purpose of crime and terrorism prevention. As it comes in, it’s simply so much white noise. It certainly didn’t stop 9/11 or the Boston bombing. In this regard, think of England, which has more CCTVs per capita than any other country in the 1st world, and maybe in any world. Nevertheless, these cameras do nothing to prevent crime. As the number of cameras has increased, so has the crime rate. The data is useful only after the fact, to help (sometimes) apprehend the criminal.

Well, one can argue that ex post facto apprehension is a good thing — but it’s a good thing only if there’s been a clear violation of a pretty well known law (e.g., don’t beat people to death or don’t rob a jewelry store). We’re looking at something much more sinister here. Think of the volume of law in America and, worse, think of the staggering volumes of rules interpreting those laws.

As Theroux noted, Stalin’s chief of police famously said (and I’m paraphrasing) give me the man and I can find the crime. We Americans have a government that’s sitting on data that can be used to criminalize us after the fact the current government (Republican or Democrat or Third Party) doesn’t like us. It’s like a landmine under every American.

No thinking citizen should trust a government that produces a Lois Lerner and then protects her from indictment, even though at least one of the charges against her is that she released private data the IRS held to Democrats for partisan purposes. Nor are abusive employees the only problem. Don’t forget that the government is so dysfunctional that the Office of Personnel Management allowed personal information for millions of employees (including social security numbers and security check information) to get into hackers’ hands. Our government has proven itself to be both corrupt and incompetent, yet Strassel excoriates Cruz for refusing to give it an even longer leash.

Here’s the reality: All that meta-data the government collected has yet to be used to stop a single terrorist incident. All it does is collect more and more information that our government can use against us. It is an Orwellian nightmare that Stalin and other authoritarians of whatever stripe could only dream of having. If it had stopped the Tsarnaev brothers, or any of the other attacks on our soil, perhaps we should feel differently, but there is no evidence that it has made any real difference.

Our Founding Fathers had several guiding principles, one of which is that the good intentions of a benevolent government could not be trusted in perpetuity. The Founders loved George Washington and would have elected him King, but they were worried that a George Washington III might prefer to be a tyrant.

Much more good stuff at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Victor Davis Hanson with Obama Has Just Begun submitted by Fausta’s Blog. Hanson, a classist and historian as well as a stunning writer tells us baldly that this last year of Barack Hussein Obama’s presidency is likely to be the most dangerous for the country – and why. This is a must read.

Here are this week’s full results. A number of our members – Fausta, GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD, Nice Deb,The Noisy Room and Puma By Design were unable to vote this week, but were not subject to the 2/3 vote penalty:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week!

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Unholy Alliance: Christian Charities Profit from $1 Billion Fed Program to Resettle Refugees, 40 Percent Muslim


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Breitbart News by Michael Patrick Leahy

Though they are officially “non-profit” organizations, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services, and several other Christian organizations are profiting from lucrative contracts with the federal government to resettle refugees in the United States. Of the 100,000 refugees resettled in the United States in 2014 under the Refugee Resettlement program, an estimated 40 percent were Muslims.

In FY 2015, the State Department, through the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration and the Office of Refugee Resettlement, spent more than $1 billion on these programs, which settled international refugees “vetted” by the United Nations High Commission on International Refugees in all 50 states and the District of Columbia[…]


So-called official “non-profit” and “faith-based” organizations who are selling America’s future for billions of taxpayer dollars should be prohibited from labeling themselves as such.

Message to Americans and legal immigrants getting screwed — BACK OF THE BUS.

Hollywood film makers apologize for casting mostly white actors


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Alex Proyas, Director (screenshot)

Alex Proyas, Director (screenshot)

While Hollywood may be full of Marxist elitists, they are all cowards and prisoners to political correctness.

The Telegraph by

Gods of Egypt star Gerard Butler The makers behind the upcoming Hollywood film Gods of Egypt have apologised for casting mainly white actors . Director Alex Proyas, whose film is based on Egyptian mythology, and the studio Lionsgate both separately apologised as they acknowledged the film had caused controversy. The film has a star studded cast including Scottish actor Gerard Butler and Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The backlash against the casting began two weeks […]


Proyas in his apology stated that “The process of casting a movie has many complicated variables, but it is clear that our casting choices should have been more diverse.” Translation: Both Proyas and Lionsgate will shoot checks off to Al Sharpton and a few other members of the grievance industry in the morning and that will be the end of that.

Of course, some will prefer cash of which Proyas and Lionsgate will more than happy to oblige.


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