Sunday, October 30, 2016

The “Pinocchio Syndrome”

The fictional character named Pinocchio, by Italian writer Carlo Collodi (1883), is a symbol of a person having a short nose that gets larger under stress, especially when lying. The more lies, the bigger the nose.

When certain people, who seem to be addicted to lying, is it fair to say that they are part of a “Pinocchio Syndrome”? Hillary Clinton has bragged that she is one of the most transparent and honest politicians ever to have run for office. Do you believe that? This is not a recent evaluation of her penchant for telling lies. Back in 1996, the late N.Y. Times prize-winning columnist, William Safire, labeled her a “congenital liar”. Now 20 years later, that label seems to have been validated, especially since the recent F.B.I. report listed at least 6 times she didn't tell the truth when being questioned by the F.B.I.

Hillary's latest health problem at the 9/11 ceremony was focused on her physical problems, but another problem, in addition to her feinting spell, is her “inveterate lying” about her condition, is also equally troubling to discerning people. Even a fawning news media, who supports Hillary Clinton, with a passion, are getting antsy about her constant lying and lack of transparency. Even a partisan Democrat like David Axelrod, President Obama's political guru, has said that Hillary's quest for absolute privacy, is causing her to lose support from the voting public.

The old saying of “honesty is the best disinfectant” doesn't seem to enter Hillary's psyche. Even when it has been proven that what she claimed is not true, instead of being contrite and apologetic, she doubles down and repeats the same discredited lies. Might that be called a personality flaw? Would that also validate the charge that she is a “congenital liar”?

In recent years, Hillary Clinton seems to put foot in her mouth over and over again, and yet she has a sizable contingent of toadies who will overlook her penchant for lying, and support her no matter what damaging information comes out about her untruthfulness. It seems that the (D) Democrat symbol is all that counts to a faithful Democrat and that integrity takes a back seat to moral outrage.

It seems like the Hillary Clinton campaign has decided that they don't want to emphasize the “dismal” results of the Obama administration these past 8 years, but will attempt to marginalize and demonize Trump as being incompetent, a racist, a homophobe, a xenophobe, a sexist, and other personal epithets. She also has attacked the Trump supporters as being un-American. Will she succeed or will the majority of voters realize that personal attacks doesn't solve their pressing problems related to the economy and national security?

So, if Hillary Clinton seems to be addicted to lying, would it be fair to put her actions into the “Pinocchio Syndrome” category? From all her verbal gaffes and obfuscations, she turns that phrase that “truth is stranger than fiction” on its head to change it to “fiction is stranger than truth”, and she does it with a straight face, thinking that the “deplorable” people (Trump supporters) and others are too stupid to figure her out. She might just get the surprise of her life on Nov. 8th. Let's hope so!

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

What has this got to do with anything?

The Clinton team shook the beams and a slew of lackeys
came out of the wood work, accusing Donald Trump of
improper behavior, to support their smear campaign against
him and conservatism.

Ambulance chaser Gloria Allred conveniently appeared
with composed dialogue for her latest meal ticket to read,
properly coached for effect, that she was one of the recipients
of Trump's amateurish behavior.

Donald Trump should have consulted a pro like Bill Clinton, to
show him how it should really be done.

"Tell me again, what has this got to do with anything?" My
country is falling apart, along with the rest of the world and
the media is devoting their time and space on salacious

I have to look hard to get news about deleted emails from
Hillary Clinton's bleached unauthorized private server after
a court subpoena was violated, ordering her to produce them
before a Congressional inquiry.

We are now compelled to rely on WikiLeaks for the nefarious
activity by the Clinton campaign and its tie to the
administration, against opposition to their socialistic
agendas that will continue the damage done to the
country for the last eight years.

Conservative column from George Giftos

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

What's at Stake - The Supreme Court, that's What!

Whether you supported Donald Trump in the primaries or not, the main thrust of your vote in November should be - will that Republican candidate, Donald Trump, support nominees for the Supreme Court who will interpret the law (as written in the Constitution), and not make the law? He has said he would and has presented a list of possible nominees, all “constitutional originalists”.

Coming up during the next administration will be 3 or possibly 4 openings to fill vacancies on the Supreme Court. If you elect, as president, someone who will appoint activist judges, who will tend to have a “progressive” interpretation of the Constitution, then you can expect to see a wholesale change to our society as we know it.

The Supreme Court, as it is currently made up, is broken into two groups - half liberal and half conservative, with Justice Anthony Kennedy being the swing vote. Although, from recent decisions of the Supreme Court, some supposedly “conservative” judges like Chief Justice John Roberts, have voted for policies that tended to fall on the radical left (ex: Obamacare decision calling “fees” a tax). Chief Justice Roberts was a George W. Bush appointee who was considered a conservative nominee when confirmed, but seemed to have strayed from that designation when he ruled on the Obamacare question. That decision went against the prevailing opinion of legal constitutional scholars and the citizens at large.

If the Democrats retain the White House, you can expect potential nominees to make decisions, if confirmed, who will promote the far-left agenda as personified by the four liberal judges now sitting on the Supreme Court (i.e. Kagan, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Ginsberg). That will give them the majority on the court.

The Republican candidate. Donald Trump, has promised that he will appoint and support Supreme Court nominees who will interpret the Constitution and who will not try to circumvent it by “legislating” from the bench. That must be taken into consideration when determining who you will vote for in November 2016. It is that cut and dry.

So, forget all the petty attacks by the candidates on each other, and try to visualize what our country will become if we have more (a majority) progressive (a/k/a liberal, Democrat) judges confirmed to the Supreme Court? Our society will be turned on its head, and not for the better.

This admonition goes for those Republicans and Conservatives who said they will not vote for Trump because their candidate did not get the Republican nomination or who don't like the persona of Donald Trump. Doing that would be like cutting off your nose to spite your face. If that mind set prevails, and a Democrat is elected, you, who will vote for Hillary or who will sit out the election, will have no one to blame but yourself if the prevailing opinion of the Supreme Court becomes a majority liberal court.

Elections do have consequences, so make it your mind to support the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, through the democratic process. Our country is at stake, so don't blow it by harboring petty differences and not getting out to vote.

So you can see, a lot is at stake if we want our traditions and laws interpreted by judges who will follow the Constitution as it was written. Our children and grandchildren are depending on your vote.


Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

MORT’s meanderings

    Hey, hey.  It’s Today!
Yesterday we looked forward with great anticipation to the near future and what it would hold for us - the opportunities for positive changes that this new day might bring.  
Well, Happy Day and hey, hey, it’s Today it’s here. And, what do we find?  We find that it is still up to us to identify possible  opportunities and it is still up to us to create and facilitate  the changes we desire in difficult or seemingly insoluble situations.  Damn. Change is still up to that image we see in our mirror. But now, we’ve lost another 24 hours in the process, while waiting and hoping for change to happen.
We watch the news in our newspapers and on our TVs and wonder at the same old, same old.  We are appalled at what is going on in the world around us and we are distressed to the max by the disasters that are befalling our country with each loud tick of the clock. How can all this be happening to us, here in this exceptional nation?  Who is minding the store while we watch ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and ‘Family Feud’?  Obama & his pals in the lunatic world of radical, vicious Islam – that’s who.  
Sorry to rattle your cage, my friends.  But, in case you hadn’t noticed, over the past 7.5 years under the Obama regime, we are no longer the nation of proud, courageous fighters who won WWII.  That ‘’Greatest Generation’ is over the hill and nearly gone.  The United States is no longer the, ‘Home of the Brave’. We’ve become a population that is unabashedly, the ’Soft and the Stupid’.  And why is this the case? Simple:
We’ve taken our eye off the ball.  We’ve forgotten that Freedom demands active participation in the operation & function of our Government.  When we leave it to chance, we get the control freaks -‘Obama, Hillary & Kerry who hate and openly despise the Constitution. They cannot abide the freedoms it affords to every individual and they abhor the limits it places on Central Government.  But, most of all, they cannot stand the limits it places on elected officials and on control freaks such as they are. They are in fact, so delusional and so blind to reality, that they dangerously toy with accommodation to the lunacy of Islam’s Shariah.  They seem oblivious to all the horrors of such crippling corruption.  They seem unaware of the hallmarks that define them as anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, anti-American miscreants.  And . . We ignore all this at our very real peril.
                                WAKE UP AMERICA, IT’S TODAY!                                                                         
                                                                                           MORT KUFF  © 7-2-2016

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

You Can't Polish Horse Manure! Part 2

Every time another damaging item of scandal comes to light about Hillary Clinton, a gaggle of Hillary idolaters and sycophantic media pundits fall all over themselves in making excuses for her indiscretions and lies. As an example, a loyal Clinton flack, lawyer Lanny Davis, is always trotted out to spin the facts that it is just another right-wing conspiracy against the Clinton's by trying to impugn the actions and motives of the “Simon Pure” Clinton's for purely political purposes. But, the overwhelming litany of misdeeds and obfuscations of Hillary (and Bill) makes it difficult for these Clinton apologists to make their hero a moral, trustworthy and sincere figure. In other words, they can't polish horse manure.

Almost anybody with half a brain realizes that Hillary dodged a bullet by not being indicted by the Justice Department. Thank god for Hillary that the Justice Department is under the control of her political “mentor”, President Barack Obama, who doesn't want another stain on his otherwise stained legacy. The F.B.I. investigated Hillary for months, and when they were ready to make their recommendation to the Justice Department, F.B.I. Director, James Comey, spent 13 minutes of a 15 minute presentation, presenting a rehash of the damning evidence they had uncovered about her, but in the last two minutes of his diatribe, he did a complete 180 degree turn and recommended no indictment. It was like Comey choked or he followed orders from his boss, the Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, who just days before met privately with Hillary's horndog husband, Bill, on the tarmac at the Phoenix airport. That meeting had every appearance of an “arranged” chance meeting of friends that most likely led to the decision not to indict his wife. Something smelled rotten in Denmark, and it further pointed out to most everyone that there is a “two-tier system” of justice, one for the Clinton's, and one for the rest of us poor slobs. Others have spent time in prison for doing much less than what Hillary has done in putting our national security at risk, and then constantly lying about it to the public and to the authorities, including a Congressional committee.

One thing you must admire, is the fanaticism of the Clinton supporters and Democrat party hacks. It seems that nothing that Hillary has done in the past would change their minds about her viability to be our next president. It's like if Hillary was captured on videotape robbing a bank, her rabidly blind supporters would claim that she was only making a withdrawal. That's how fanatical and totally inured to her misdeeds they are and have become. The empress has no clothes.

So, as we stated in our headline, no matter how hard these Hillary lovers try, the can't polish horse manure.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Liberal Selective Idolization

I was never turned down for a job because I pulled the pigtails of the little
girl sitting in front of me, when I was in the second grade.

A private conversation laced with trash talk between Donald Trump and of
then anchor Billy Bush from Access Hollywood, was caught on an hot mic.,
that was laying dormant in its archives for over a decade.

It was brought to life by David Fahrenthold, a reporter for the Washington Post
with an agenda, not to serve the public, but to harm Donald Trump and his
family, abetting the Clinton smear campaign he is sympathetic with.

I'm not defending Donald Trump for the decade old lewd remarks, but the
hypocrisy of those who ignore or excuse the hidden behavior of John Kennedy
and despicable depravation exhibited by Bill Clinton while both were in office
and still idolized by their Liberal enablers angers me.

The same admirers who idolize the creepy Football and Basketball players and
the Malibu morons from "Hollysodom and Gamorrahwood," guilty of more
heinous behavior than the words of Donald Trump, seemingly reported in the
news every other day, don't give him a pass.

Far more serious is the endless scandals attributed to Hillary Clinton, that affect
everyone, one way or another and the compromising of our national security by
using unauthorized communication equipment in a sloppy careless manner.
Lives have been lost because of her blunders, and rogue countries who treat
their women inhumanely, have been rewarded with special treatment by giving
million dollar contributions to the Clinton sludge fund called a foundation and
the Wall Street speaker fees in upper 6 digit amounts, assuring them there is
a private policy for them and a public policy designed for votes. While most
Americans want our borders secured, a recent email revealed her staunch support
for open borders that will secure more votes, but not for our borders.

When you put two and two together, there appears to be a new math, endorsed
by the mainstream media. The sum just doesn't add up for a better, safer and
more secure America.

Conservative column from George Giftos

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Is What Donald Trump Said All That Unusual?

I'd like to address the real or imagined outrage that people have expressed at what Donald Trump said 11 years ago.

I dare say that most men, if they are honest, have participated in “locker room” chatter or banter about women and/or their sex lives. I've been told women, probably to a lesser extent than men, have also participated and used sexual banter and comments about men, with other women, at sometimes during their lives.

The words recorded during a private conversation, unbeknownst to Trump, by Billy Bush (a cousin in the Bush family), are offensive and derogatory, and were not meant for public publication to the community as a whole. In my lifetime, I have indulged in conversations with other men along the lines as to what Donald Trump was recorded as saying. It was never intended to be disseminated to the general public as his off-mic conversation was recorded and published.

These salacious words were just that, words and not actions that caused harm to others. The Democrats and his detractors are using these comments by Trump as proving that he is unfit to be president, but they are overlooking the “sins” of both Hillary and Bill Clinton who have also been accused of saying and doing things that are just as damaging, especially in the area of national security, as they were elected politicians, whereas Trump was a private citizen when he made those comments.

Where's the outrage over what the Clinton's and the Obama's have said and for which they have not apologized like Trump has?

I'm not trying to justify one bad behavior for another bad behavior, but I feel much of the outrage is “faux outrage”, politically motivated and used to destroy him both personally and politically.

Yes, what Trump said was deplorable, but is that any worse than what Hillary said by calling half of Trump's supporters “deplorable” and “unredeemable”? Has she apologized for that despicable characterization of fellow Americans? Has the news media held Hillary to the same scrutiny that they have held Donald Trump? A number of expose books by former Secret Service agents and Clinton confidants have related that Hillary has, on many occasions, used “potty mouthed” epithets directed at people who have surrounded or worked for her, but little if any of those “ foul mouthings” by Hillary have been scrutinized by an adoring media, who's main job, it seems, is protecting Hillary from anything negative about her.

We all are imperfect human beings, and we all have our “warts”, but we never have them exposed in the national media like what Trump has been exposed to have done.

'”Let he, who is without sin, cast the first stone” seems to apply in this case of what Trump said 11 years ago. The Tom Jones song of “It's Not Unusual” sums up the situation perfectly.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

MORT’s meanderings

A distinction with a definite difference.

The biased, non-reporting, non-journalistic, practitioners in today’s mainstream media should look for other occupations.  All those embarrassing ‘Journalism 101’ grads who live only in the hope of reporting a ‘Gotcha’, should really find other mis-uses of their time and mercifully, stop wasting ours.

The so-called Fourth Estate was tasked by the Founders to faithfully report all the important news to the public that is so busy earning a living that it can’t be everywhere to see and hear what’s going on.  Nor, can all the public be in attendance while sausage & legislation are being produced in the U. S. Congress.

For the benefit of those who enjoyed the disadvantage of attending college, let me provide definitions of two important  branches of the Fourth Estate that you might have missed during the football game.

REPORTER:  A Him or a Her, who takes seriously their charge to act as the ‘People’s Watchdog’ by investigating and reporting as fully and as comprehensively as they can, only the actual, factual information they have gathered – leaving conclusions to the reader.

JOURNALIST: A Him or Her who makes it their assignment to gather all available facts of a news item or public issue. Then, to assess the essential truth and to clearly express their impressions, opinions and the conclusions they have drawn about the subject.  

Got it now?  This is a distinction with a definite difference.

    MORT KUFF  © 8-24-2016

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Transparent Dishonesty Part 2

The overused word transparency, used since 2008 on the campaign trail, was that “transparency” would be first and foremost if the Democrat candidate got elected. Both Obama and Hillary have used that word constantly. Well, how did that work out over the past 8 years? We have never had an administration like the administration that Obama has lorded over these past almost 8 years. It's been one “stonewall” after another from the sale of arms to the Mexican drug cartels (Attorney General Eric Holder said he knew nothing even though his Justice Department was in charge of the operation), the I.R.S. targeting conservative groups by holding up their tax exempt status, by denying any targeting for almost 4 years (it finally came out early this year that the administration admitted complicity- but no one was reprimanded or fired), and of course, the withholding of information and the lying about the Benghazi debacle by claiming a video was the cause of the death of 4 Americans which included our ambassador to Libya. The only thing transparent about all these events by this administration, was its “transparent dishonesty”.

This years presidential campaign is a continuation of the use of the word transparency as before, but it's not what the word generally means, it has been bastardized by Hillary Clinton by constantly hiding and lying about her involvement in using a private e-mail server instead of a required government server. She claimed that the State Department gave her permission to use it – it was a lie according to the Inspector General. She even went before a Congressional committee and repeated the lie (so far no consequences for lying under oath before the committee), but it took many FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) requests to get the pertinent documents, the one's that were supposedly deleted by Hillary and her cohorts. Is that observing the transparency that she so boldly proclaims over and over again? Only a fool or a blindly partisan supporter of Hillary would claim that Hillary was transparent in misleading the public about her activities regarding this matter.

It's amazing that both Obama and Hillary can go before the public and tell outright falsehoods with a straight face and with conviction. Both seem to be “congenital liars”. By repeating a lie over and over again, these two masterful prevaricators have convinced themselves that the lies they tell are actually facts in their sick minds. Even as far back as 1995, the late N.Y. Times columnist, William Safire, called Hillary Clinton a “congenital liar”. Things have not changed since except that now she is the presidential candidate of the Democrat Party. It seems that lying has paid off handsomely for her, but will the voters accept her and her lies in November?

The general public, which includes both Democrats and Republicans, have said (over 60% of those polled) that Hillary is a liar and untrustworthy. How can someone with that reputation be even considered to be our next president? Who is going to believe her when she says or does something in her capacity as president? If that unfortunate event ever takes place and she is President Hillary Clinton, it will be 4 years of chaos and turmoil, just what we don't need after 8 years of Obama's disastrous rule.

So when Hillary says that she will be the most transparent president in history if elected, say to yourself, transparent about what, her transparent dishonesty?

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

Judge Jeanine: Do you want political correctness or truth?

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