US elections

Talking honestly about race in America

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2019-08-01 16:54

At a hearing of his Oversight Committee, Congressman Elijah Cummings screams at Kevin McAleenan, the acting secretary of Homeland Security, about conditions for detained migrants at the southern border, sharply criticizing the secretary’s contention that his department was doing its ″level best″ to manage the situation. Yet Cummings own majority black Baltimore, Maryland district has been exposed as having miles of abandoned, rat-infested row homes filled with trash. 


By Carolyn Yeager

THE SUBJECT OF RACE HAS COME UP VERY STRONGLY with the twitter feud between a black congressman and President Donald Trump. It's hard to talk honestly about race in this country, so I think it's great that Trump has come out and said these things. He's getting plenty of criticism even from some conservatives and Republicans … although the republicans in congress have stayed quiet and that's smart, they should.

President Trump gets heat for telling the truth again—this time about race hucksters

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2019-07-29 11:00

Al Sharpton posted this picture of Trump at a NAN Convention in 2006 with a chubbier version of himself, Jessie Jackson, left, and James Brown, right.


by Carolyn Yeager

NO ONE IN HIGH OFFICE HAS EVER TAKEN ON the racial question the way Donald Trump is doing now. As our president since January 2017, he has shown amazing courage in telling the truth about the political situation in this country and never backing down to the democrats, the media and the minorities.

Josh Hawley's anti-cosmopolitan speech at the National Conservatism Conference

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2019-07-22 23:53

Josh Hawley, US senator from Missouri, delivered the final address at the recent National Conservatism Conference in Washington DC. He's been criticized by Jews for over-using the term 'cosmopolitan' as a pejorative.


By Carolyn Yeager

THIS SPEECH, GIVEN A WEEK AGO TUESDAY, HAS ATTRACTED a lot of attention—especially in the Jewish Press. After reading about it there, I found the transcript and read it for myself. Now I needed to know more about his family background. Exactly who is Joshua David Hawley? Who were his parents? Turns out they aren't mentioned on his Wikipedia page or, I soon found out, on any other page online.

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Guest Editorial - June: Summer and Civilization

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2019-06-22 17:39

A scene from the great opera by Richard Wagner set in 16th century Nuremberg which is the inspiration for an essay on the summer solstice, American liberty, and our presidential and congressional election of 2020.


By Jim Lowe

ON FRIDAY, JUNE 21, we entered the Summer of 2019. That leaves just one year until a tornado of roaring political rhetoric will surround us, completely inescapable if one so much as turns on a radio, television set, or Internet connection.

One would wisely pause this month to consider the depth of what's at stake during the coming year, and at the culmination of its frenzy on Nov. 3, 2020.

Political parties choose their 1916 nominees: Hughes and Wilson

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2019-04-15 13:38

Republican Presidential nominee Charles Evans Hughes and his wife (the former Antoinette Carter) campaigning in Winona, Minnesota in August 1916 on the Milwaukee Road's Olympian.


THE VERY ASTUTE FREDERICK F. SCHRADER COVERS the June nominating conventions and subsequent presidential campaign in his weekly "Behind the Scenes" column for THE FATHERLAND. -cy

vol. 4 no. 20    June 21, 1916    Page 8

Behind the Scenes at the Capital

The crushing defeat of Roosevelt at the Chicago convention is here looked upon as the most significant incident of the gathering. Never in American history has there been such a tragedy of fate. Roosevelt's whirlwind campaign was a marvelous feat of endurance and self-confidence. Wherever he went he belched war like the demon of the fable. The earth trembled under his tread and the welkins rang with his speeches at Detroit and St. Louis. For weeks he monopolized public attention, usurping the space daily alloted to war news on the first pages of all the papers. The country heard nothing but Roosevelt. Wm. J. Bryan in his palmiest days of a campaigner was a mere sideshow compared with the only P. T. Barnum of our day. It is estimated that he drew a small fortune out of his bank, staked it all on one card—and lost.

Lundeen's death paved the way for Minnesota to elect Internationalists

Published by carolyn on Fri, 2018-11-30 20:37

By Carolyn Yeager

WHEN MINNESOTA SENATOR ERNEST LUNDEEN WAS KILLED IN A PLANE CRASH over Virginia on August 31, 1940, the Republican governor was able, according to the rules, to appoint a fellow Republican to fill the senator's seat. Though Lundeen had begun his political career as a Republican, he had run for office as a Farmer-Labor "Democrat" since 1933.

Governor Harold Stassen (left) had been the keynote speaker at the 1940 Republican National Convention in June that nominated Wendell Willkie as it's presidential candidate. Stassen threw his support to Willkie and even became his official floor manager. The circumstances of the 1940 Republican convention were unusual, from beginning to end.

Willkie was a New York lawyer, corporate executive, Democrat activist and 'interventionist' who only switched to the Republican party in late 1939! He had not run in any primaries but positioned himself as an acceptable choice for a deadlocked convention. Front runners for the nomination, Ohio Sen. Robert Taft, Michigan Sen Arthur Vandenberg, and New York District Attorney Tom Dewey, were all non-interventionist, as was Senator Lundeen of Stassen's state of Minnesota. The east-coast Republicans tended to be the internationalists who wanted to take sides in the European conflicts, and that's who Stassen seemed to be representing.

Rush Limbaugh called Adolf Hitler a 'murderous antisemite' on his radio show today

Published by carolyn on Thu, 2018-10-04 20:02

Rush Limbaugh plays it safe with Jews by pretending they don't exist. But antisemites do! Antisemites from the past, that is, like Adolf Hitler. In this way Limbaugh is an enabler helping Jews be invisible.


 By Carolyn Yeager

I DON'T LISTEN TO RADIO SHOW HOST RUSH LIMBAUGH AT HOME; only when I am driving in my car. Only there can I bring in the San Antonio conservative station that carries his show between 11 am and 2 pm. I turned him off at about 12 noon today when I made my last stop; when I took off again to head home, he was mentioning Omaha Beach in reference to the failure of American voters to know what it was, let alone to know what it should mean to them (or to our country).

Grassley pursues false testimony by Ford about polygraph experience

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2018-10-03 00:21

THIS IS THE MOST HOPEFUL THING I'VE SEEN SO FAR regarding the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings on Brett Kavanaugh. An ex-boyfriend of Christine Blasey Ford sent a letter to Chairman Chuck Grassley (left) describing his knowledge of Prof. Ford advising a friend (Monica L McLean) on how to take a polygraph test.

Gregg Re and John Roberts wrote a good report for Fox News online. I am just going to quote from it here:

In a pointed, no-holds-barred letter Tuesday evening that referenced the ex-boyfriend's declaration, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley demanded that attorneys for Ford turn over her therapist notes and other key materials, and suggested she was intentionally less than truthful about her experience with polygraph examinations during Thursday's dramatic Senate hearing.

"Your continued withholding of material evidence despite multiple requests is unacceptable as the Senate exercises its constitutional responsibility of advice and consent for a judicial nomination," Grassley, R-Iowa, wrote.

Why I think Blasey Ford lied under oath

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2018-09-29 11:27

Dr. Blasey Ford, whom we are expected to take as "highly credible", exhibits a typical expression during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Sept. 27 at which she accused a federal judge of attempting to rape her when she was 15 years old - 36 years ago.


UPDATE: Blasey Ford one of 11 authors of 2008 research article titled “Meditation with Yoga, Group Therapy with Hypnosis, and Psychoeducation for long-term depressed mood: A randomized pilot trial". Scroll down to end.

By Carolyn Yeager

I WROTE ON SEPT. 22 THAT I DID NOT BELIEVE Christine Blasey Ford's claims of attempted rape that she laid out in her published statement prior to the public hearing. Contrary to the Jew York Times editorial board, who lie unashamedly and without consequence, I still do not believe Blasey Ford's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee was credible. Yet everyone in media and politics, both liberal and conservative, proclaims her to have been very credible and also a very sympathetic witness (although some also believe Kavanaugh). It is fully accepted that she is a victim of something.

Trump's shocks to the System are the best thing going

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2018-06-10 14:40

Already iconic photo of US president Trump resisting the persuasions of his European allies at the June 2018 G7 Summit in Quebec, Canada.


By Carolyn Yeager

IT'S BEING ASKED IF DONALD TRUMP IS TURNING THE UNITED STATES AWAY FROM THE INTERNATIONAL ORDER that was established after the Second World War.

I certainly hope so. And I am more encouraged that this is so by his performance at the G7 Summit in Quebec. Let me just say that I approve of what he is doing. I have learned that he is always several steps ahead of me, so as I am nervous and worried every time there is a flare-up about the methods he uses, I eventually recognize that he was right (and successful) and I was too timid.

Then I say of him, he is brighter and braver than I, by a long shot, thus I should have faith from now on. Of course, it's not that easy, but still, Trump is becoming more, not less, of a hero to me. I'm getting used to his saying and doing what shocks us, mostly only because it “never happened before.” He is continually breaking protocol, for sure. It's like, oh my god, now what?

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