(White House photo)
Unified Patriots by Vassarbushmills
Ideologically, North Korea stopped being communist 30-40 years ago. Like Starbucks, they found one good gimmick, in this case, raw power, then hung themselves by their own petard trying to grow it.
Certain laws apply about going from true-believing Marxist ideologues in 1945 to power and privilege-seeking pipsqueaks 60 years later. It takes no more than three generations for any ideology, including some religious institutions, to have their founding beliefs turned into a thinly-veiled protection racket for the pursuit of wealth, power and privilege. And a protected line of succession.
The best kept secret in the USSR was the fact that by the Brezhnev era there were precious few true believers left. By natural law, every apparatchik (bureaucrat) subordinated every stated mission of his office to the survival of that office. At the top of that heap, every communist was in on the power grab, lusting for all the things that could only be had in America and Europe, and would never be produced in the USSR. (Besides, they didn’t know how. I know, I saw a Soviet cassette player in ’91, all steel, weighting about 12 pounds. I’d have liked to see Lebron strapping that to the side of his head strolling down 3rd Avenue in Cleveland.) When I visited there in ’91-’92 party leaders went to great lengths to put on the appearance of sharing the enforced austerity of a managed economy with the proletariat, hiding their wealth in dachas in the woods, where they would spend the bulk of the warmer months in decadent luxury.
Something like this has existed in North Korea for years, 20% haves and 80% desperately poor have-not’s. This math has never worked for totalitarians.
The façade of cheap suits and beer gone, when communism came out of the closet in America in 2008, Van Jones was wearing $800 suit. And no one ever accused Valerie Jarret of wanting to share the open-toilet privations of Mao during the Long March in order to reach the Marxist dream.
The same beat goes on in socialist Europe where their most noble houses will some day be seen as dynastic pikers compared to the European Union. Its Court of Auditors, one of the integral wings of the EU, is going on 43 this year, but by design it will some day witness its 543rd year in power, if it can sell this global world order to the rest of the world, especially America, The EU exists solely for the purpose of keeping its Court of Auditors and all its other constituent bureaucracies alive[…]
Progressives have for as long as anyone can remember ran circles around and bullied Republicans without being held to account. So regardless of the so-called talking points and complaints by Steve Kerr, Stephen Curry and LeBron James, it is obvious that Progressives believed that they’d be able to pull of the usual tactics and that the President would take it as Republicans always do.
Have they learned anything? President Donald J. Trump is not going to take crap from privileged race-baiting athletes with a nefarious agenda.
LeBron James addresses controversy over Pres. Trump uninviting the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) June 5, 2018
The stars of the NBA Finals on both teams banded together on Tuesday against President Donald Trump, as LeBron James, Steve Kerr, and Stephen Curry all made it clear that their teams will not be visiting the White House, regardless of who wins.
“I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway,” said James, the Cleveland Cavaliers star, while speaking during an NBA Finals presser. “It won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going.”
Kerr, the Golden State Warriors head coach, said he wasn’t surprised by Trump’s attacks against the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles after the team opted to not visit the White House, promoting the president to dis-invite them[…]
Spin nothing but spin by a bunch of elitists with a massive sense of entitlement and a case of Trump derangement syndrome.
As far as complaints from Progressives that the White House is the people’s house, yes it is; and for the eight years that Barack Obama besmirched the office of Commander-in-Chief, these elitist privileged Marxist buffoons had the run of the place.
At the same time, for nearly half of those years, the People’s House were closed to most Americans and let’s not forget that it was Barack Obama who locked our veterans, their families, school children and other Americans out of the War Memorials.
Where was Kerr, Curry and LeBron when the People’s House and War Memorials were closed to non-elites, non-Progressives?
Not one of these social justice warriors bitching about the President dis-inviting fellow elitist buffoons give a damn. This is about spinning more anti-Trump propaganda. They’re pissed off because the President won’t kiss their rings. To hell with them, the American people won’t kiss their rings either.
Unified Patriots by Vassar Bushmills
Recently, Donald Trump pardoned Jack Johnson, the first black-American World Heavyweight Champion.
Johnson’s story is instructive, just as Obama’s refusal, not neglect, but refusal, to pardon him was.
Jack Johnson was not only the first black champion, but a long-reigning champion, causing the coinage of the term “Great White Hope” for all the ex-champions and aspiring-champions who would line up to dethrone him. They would all fail.
Finally, the court system got Johnson, not boxers, for you see, Jack Johnson was no ordinary, humble, thanking “de Lawd” for the opportunity to be champion sort of man. He grew up in Galveston in the late 1800s, and it’s as if Jim Crow and the KKK had overlooked the town. The working class neighborhoods were remarkably desegregated, unlike Richmond, where white and black kids were constantly going at it.
Jack Johnson’s best friends were all white kids, which involved shared suppers and the occasional sleepover. Large parts of Galveston seems to have slipped through the Democrats’ seine net, which explains why white-black harmony, or why Lester Motley could sleep over at my house in the early 50s in the east Kentucky coal fields are stories modern social scientists don’t want to hear about, much less study.
So when Jack won the championship, he became an instant millionaire by today’s standards. And acted like one, traveling around in a chauffer-driven touring car. And usually in the company of beautiful women…all of them white. Married three of them in fact. And like ex-New York AG, Eric Schneiderman, he even had a taste for the store-bought variety.
After all, he was a very handsome man and a fine physical specimen.
With no white hope able to dethrone Johnson, imagine how the Democrat Party of the day would seethe at his public displays.
Or for that matter, how it would seethe today that a black man would go out make something of himself without their endorsement or sponsorship. Ask Clarence Thomas, Dr Thomas Sowell, Dr Ben Carson, Herman Cain, all who made it without having to be indebted to the political class.
So instead they framed Jack Johnson on a bum wrap, the Mann Act, which was enacted to prevent carrying women across state lines for “immoral purposes”. The law was designed to bust up prostitution rings, not married people who happened to be the wrong color.
In the end, unable to convince his ex-wife to testify, they had to fall back on a woman with whom he had traveled before the Mann Act was enacted.
A fake trial but real conviction, Johnson got 12 months, spending 10 months at Leavenworth, after which he continued to fight, only out of the country.
Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune tells us how Johnson’s pardon ended up on Barack Obama’s desk, as well as GW Bush’s, and how both used “procedures”, i.e, a DOJ review, to not have to act on the request.
About Bush, I can only speculate if there was a political reason, but Eric Holder gave Obama’s game away when he said that while the injustice done to Johnson was clear, the countervailing argument against a pardon because of his general treatment of women mitigated against the pardon. Bottom line, Obama acted on politics first, self-serving politics and the fear of angering the Feminist wing of the Democrat alliance and justice took a backseat.
Page went onto say that Trump did not stand on such formalities, and issued the pardon without a DOJ or politicsl review. Based on the cold naked basis of injustice, and his gut Trump pardoned him…
…thus defining a fundamental difference between the two men, in fact, several of Trump’s predecessors. A true empathy it seems exists in the man, and not the phony, forked-tongued sweet talk of 95% of the political class in America.
Trump does not pass Go, or collect $200, but goes directly to Justice when he sees any American citizen unfairly convicted or locked up.
He simply turns to someone and says “Go do this” and so far they have caused the return of two Korean-Ameri9can citizens from a prison in the North, an American citizen in Venezuela. And I am sure he has others in the wind that have not yet publically materialized.
So I wish he would appoint one of his people to find an inroad with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and obtain a full restoration of the medals and records set by Jim Thorpe from the 1912 Olympics.
You see, in the same era that Jack Johnson was framed, a Sac and Fox Indian named Jim Thorpe, from a boarding school for Indians in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, joined the world’s greatest athletes, at a time when the Olympics were almost the exclusive realm for European rich kids[…]
Last night President Trump held a rally in Elkhart, Indiana last evening. The rally was more of a campaign against swamp critic Senator Joe Donnelly aka “Sleepin’ Joe,” Democrat.
Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald J. Trump delivered rousing speeches last night rallying their support behind Republican candidate, Mike Braun, who earlier this week won the Republican Senate primary in Indiana, one of many victories this week for the Republican Party. [Note: Indiana is VP’ Pence’s hometown.]
Braun’s victory was, of course, a win for the President in light of the fact that Democrats and the Communist media complex are labeling primaries a referendum on Trump.
Last evening, we saw and heard Vintage Trump who speaking before a full house of Trump supporters touted his accomplishments, called out and stuck it to his enemies, announced his support for the Indiana Republican Senate candidate, as did Vice President Pence, discussed foreign policy including pulling out of the Iranian nuclear deal, North Korea’s release of three Americans this week, etc.
In addition, President Trump promised more winning and his 2020 Presidential Campaign slogan, “‘Keep America Great’ exclamation point.”
Below is the video of the spirited rally which begins at 09:14. Shortly thereafter at 11:15 of the video Vice President Mike Pence makes his appearance and received a hearty welcome from fellow Hoosiers.
During his speech, the Vice President delivered to fellow Hoosiers a chronology of Donnelly’s failed voting record up until his alleged intent vote “No” against the confirmation of Trump CIA nominee, Gina Haspel. [Donnelly has so far not stated which way he is voting on Haspel’s confirmation but a little heat may force the Democrat’s hand while sending the message that voters have their eyes on him.]
Pence’s speech was a rousing prelude touting the virtues of Mike Braun, “Mike Braun will stand with President Donald Trump.” Gracious as always, VP Pence thanks fellow hoosiers for their role in the 2016 presidential election leading into the introduction and speech of President Trump which begins at approximately 27:00 of the video.