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Bernie’s bad week(s)

From the website VTDigger.

As president of Burlington College in 2010, Sanders secured a $6.7 million loan from People’s United Bank, which the college used to purchase a 33-acre lakefront campus for the school.

Federal investigators are probing aspects of that land deal, according to Holm and another former employee who said they had been contacted by the FBI. Federal officials have declined to comment on the investigation.

The loan agreement required the college to provide evidence of more than $2 million in pledged donations as collateral. However, three donors — including the largest listed at $1 million have told VTDigger their pledges were misrepresented in the loan documents.

Between 2010 and 2014 the college collected only $676,000 in donations, according to former college officials. The school was also never able to increase enrollment as Sanders had projected. It closed in May 2016, with officials citing debt from the land purchase as the primary reason.

More on the subject from American thinker

The Sanders have “Lawyered up.”

Then we have Sanders supporter James Hodgkinson.

Hodgkinson appeared to be a volunteer with Bernie Sanders’ failed presidential campaign, the Vermont senator said shortly after the incident in a statement.

“I am sickened by this despicable act,” Sanders said in a statement condemning all acts of violence.

I’m sure you are Bernie but given your rhetoric as you’ve stated here.

“Under President Trump our country is moving in an authoritarian direction and the very nature of American democracy is under attack,” the Vermont independent said. “No matter what our political perspective — whether we are progressives, conservatives or moderates — we must do everything we can to preserve American democracy and oppose the current drift toward authoritarianism that I believe President Trump represents.”

I think what really upsets him is that “American democracy” is what put Trump in office.

He also said:

As Republicans try to repeal the Affordable Care Act, they should be reminded every day that 36,000 people will die yearly as a result,”

Is it any wonder Bernie that political violence is one of the left’s justified means toward their desired end.

Last but not least we have the fate of another of Bernie’s supporters, One Mr. Seth Rich, who many believe was the source for Julian Assange’s  WikiLeaks who was upset with the DNC for shafting Bernie out of the Party’s nomination.

From the Profiling project

After a three-month review and investigation into the death of Seth Rich, The Profiling Project notes the following: 
1. Seth’s death does not appear to be a random homicide 
2. Seth’s death does not appear to be a robbery gone bad 
3. Seth death was more likely committed by a hired killer or serial murderer 
4. There may be additional video surveillance of the crime and crime scene 
5. The resolution of prosecuting the individual(s) responsible appears to be hindered both actively and passively 
6. Seth’s killer(s) most likely remains free within the community

Bernie’s wife is accused of Bank fraud, One of his supporters goes on a murder rampage, another supporter gets a bullet in the back.

If Bernie were not anything but a Marxist  Progressive sometimes democrat. he would be frog marching somewhere.

Time will tell

 

Has Bernie decided to have a party of his very own?

Apparently he has. Maybe.

 

From the  American thinker

 

He announced at the meeting of the People’s Summit held in Chicago this past weekend (and attended by a reported 4,000 people) that what he viewed as utterly necessary to “fix” what ails the United States which was the creation of a People’s Party.  With himself, of course, as its leader, standard bearer, and candidate.   

The People’s Summit which was organized by folks from the Bernie Sanders campaign and National Nurses United (NNU), a national nurses union with a reported 150,000 members.  The NNU was one of only six national unions to back Bernie over Hillary.  The Executive Director of NNU, RoseAnn DeMoro, is an active supporter of Sen. Sanders. Ms. DeMoro joined him on the stage after Sanders had finished speaking to the crowd at the Summit (many of whom waved professionally printed “Draft Bernie” signs).

How can you tell that Ms. DeMoro actually supports Bernie’s candidacy or the formation of a People’s Party?  Well, she managed to have her union donate $1,000,000 to Bernie’s failed 2016 presidential campaign. 

No matter how you want to look at it, $1,000,000 is a lot of support, especially when it’s not your money.  It’s money raised from her union members.  You know, nurses.  Those “underpaid and overworked” nurses.  So just how underpaid are they?   Well, they were only able to reach into their own pockets and accumulate $1,000,000 to give to Bernie Sanders.

Personally I doubt that anything will come of this. Bernie is 75 years old, even though he appears to be in good health he knows things can easily go downhill very rapidly and unexpectedly. Especially if he decides to really take on the Clintons and the Democrat establishment.

Time will tell.

 

 

If this isn’t Treason I don’t know what is.

From Frontpage Mag.

Scotland and Norway’s environmental ministers have mentioned a focus on individual American states. And the secessionist governments of California, New York and Washington have announced that they will unilaterally and illegally enter into a foreign treaty rejected by the President of the United States. The Constitution is very clear about this. “No state shall enter into any treaty.” Governor Cuomo of New York has been equally clear. “New York State is committed to meeting the standards set forth in the Paris Accord regardless of Washington’s irresponsible actions.”

Cuomo’s statement conveniently comes in French, Chinese and Russian translations.

“It is a little bold to talk about the China-California partnership as though we were a separate nation, but we are a separate nation,” Governor Brown of California announced.

In an interview with the Huffington Post, the radical leftist described California as “a real nation-state”.

Brown was taking a swing through China to reassure the Communist dictatorship of California’s loyalty to an illegal treaty at the same time as EU boss Juncker was bashing America and kissing up to Premier Li Keqiang at the EU-China summit. It’s one thing when the EU and China form a united front against America. It’s quite another when California and China form a united front against America.

The Climate Alliance of California, New York, Washington, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Oregon, Colorado, Hawaii, Virginia and Rhode Island looks a lot like the Confederacy’s Montgomery Convention. Both serve as meeting points for a secessionist alliance of states to air their grievances against the Federal government over an issue in which they are out of step with the nation.

“We’re a powerful state government. We have nine other states that agree with us,” Brown boasted.

Two more and Jim Jones’ old pal could have his own confederacy.

Read it in its entirety.

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Like the slaveowner class, leftist elites are letting the arrogance of their wealth lead them into treason. And as they look out from their mansions and skyscrapers, they should remember that the majority of working class people in California and New York will be far less enthusiastic about fighting a war to protect their dirty investments in solar energy plants and carbon credits funded by taxes seized from many of those same people in these left-wing slave states.

This President does have balls

President Trump has pulled the United States out from this wealth redistribution scam the Paris climate accords.

I totally agree with this decision.

The world is shocked and appalled.

From Truth Revolt

Trump’s decision delighted American conservatives but sent Progressives, who hate it when America chooses its own self-interest over their globalist agenda, into a frenzy. Progressives see Trump’s decision as evidence that the United States is wrong as usual and Trump hates the planet and wants children everywhere to die.Obama himself weighed in, in a statement: “Even in the absence of American leadership; even as this Administration joins a small handful of nations that reject the future, I’m confident that our states, cities, and businesses will step up and do even more to lead the way, and help protect for future generations the one planet we’ve got.”

Socialist Bernie Sanders called the move “an abdication of American leadership and an international disgrace.” Former Vice President Al Gore, whose carbon footprint alone is larger than South America’s, said it was “a reckless and indefensible action.”

Premier Li Keqiang of China, unapologetically one of the worst-polluting countries on the planet, said that fighting so-called climate change is a “global consensus” and an “international responsibility.”

 

If China, Obama, Sanders, and Gore are against it, then Trump’s move was the right one

More From Truth Revolt. Bill Whittle  is back

Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be Journalist.

Because being a journalist means you think you know everything when you really know nothing.

From Investor’s Business Daily

 

Economics: Why is it that reporters keep scratching their heads about Venezuela’s descent into extreme poverty and chaos? The cause is simple. Socialism. End it and you will end the misery. When the New York Times wrote about Venezuela’s ongoing collapse a year ago, it described how the country was suffering “painful shortages … even of basic foods,” and how “electricity and water are being rationed, and huge areas of the country have spent months with little of either.”

Here is how the Times explained the reason for Venezuela’s dire situation: “The growing economic crisis (was) fueled by low prices for oil, the country’s main export; a drought that has crippled Venezuela’s ability to generate hydroelectric power; and a long decline in manufacturing and agricultural production.”

There’s no mention — not one — of the fact that Hugo Chávez tried to turn Venezuela into a socialist paradise, policies that his successor Nicolás Maduro has continued. The Times’ coverage is par for the course.

Read the article.

Venezuela has been feeling the Bern. Someday Vermont may feel it too.

 

Hillary Clinton’s first 100 days.

From the American thinker.

 

The First Amendment has undergone a refreshing rebranding under the Clinton administration.  “Hate groups, hateful individuals and hate speech will no longer be permitted to hide behind the Bill of Rights, like terrorists using civilian children as human shields” (also alleged but not disputed).  Accordingly, all universities that accept federal funding, or that accept students who have taken federal student loans or grants, have been advised to follow the leadership of the University of California, Berkeley in setting standards for who may be allowed to speak on campus.  Dozens of “Tea Party” groups have lost their tax-exempt status.  “Lois Lerner was too lenient,” one staffer remarked off the record.  “We are cracking down for real this time.”

Gun violence should be seeing a substantial reduction under the Clinton administration now that the national gun registry database is actively integrating records from state-level sales and other sources, and with mandatory universal enrollment required of all firearm owners before year’s end.  At least one source close to the administration has said candidly off the record that “the die is cast.  Before the end of the first HRC term, we’ll have [confiscated] all of their guns.”  When asked what about those gun owners who would not be willing to give up their guns regardless of cost to themselves, the same staffer shrugged.  “Then they will pay that cost.

Read it all.

Even if Trump falls short of our expectations, we dodged a bullet.  America as we had known it would be gone.

 

Fascism is on the march

Where? On our college campuses . Middlebury is only one example.

From Frontpage Mag.

Although universities and colleges are supposed to be places where ideas are exchanged and challenged, they are easily the most reactionary institutions in modern American society. Confronting the established wisdom there is a career-ender. Free speech exists in theory but only within the narrowest of prescribed limits. Speakers who violate the politically correct canon are shouted down, demonized, and assaulted. Truly new ideas are anathema in the academy, at least in the humanities and social sciences. Question identity politics, the cult of multiculturalism, or the evil inherent in white people and America, and your life in academia will be over before it begins.

“The cultural Marxism ideology that created identity politics in the first place now permeates the university far beyond the classroom,” opines Bruce Thornton, “and enables an intolerance for competing ideas, not to mention shutting down the ‘free play of the mind on all subjects’ that [English cultural critic] Matthew Arnold identified as the core mission of liberal education.”

And so the dominant illiberal ideology in higher education snuffs out its competition, marginalizing original thinking and combating intellectual diversity – and this weaponized intolerance spills over into the culture at large along the way. Free speech is a threat to the authoritarian glue that holds these taxpayer-supported warehouses of student indoctrination and conformity together, so it must be regulated. There is almost no life of the mind nowadays; there is the dictatorship of thought commissars. And woe to those who fail to toe the line.

America as it has existed is in deep shit.

A good friend of mine said that “it’s good that were old”  Meaning that if were lucky we won’t be around to see that hell on earth that the next two generations have created.

I still have hope.

It’s the American Civil War part duex

From  Frontpage magazine.

By Daniel Greenfield

An excerpt.

The Democrats artificially created another America. They built it in the elitist urban and suburban enclaves of the left. They drew it with urban welfare ghettoes and with mass immigration. But despite the vast financial, political and cultural power invested in this “New America” it did not represent the majority of the country. And democratic elections dealt repeated setbacks to this Anti-America.Political maps show these alien concentrations of blue amid a vast national sea of red. Democrats have lost much of the country. They have been wiped out at the state level. They retain power only because they have illegally concentrated them in undemocratic political, financial and cultural centers.

Democrats responded to the latest string of defeats by denying the legitimacy of the election and calling for the elimination of the Electoral College. The original Americans hadn’t died out on schedule so it was time to further dilute their electoral influence in favor of the left’s cultural and financial centers of power all the while protecting the mass immigration program that was meant to replace them.

The Two Americas are now in a state of war.

Anti-America lost an election, denied the outcome and is running a separatist shadow government of sanctuary cities and activist judges. The various attacks on the Trump administration and Congress are expressions of “patriotism”, not to America, but to the alternate Anti-America that they are truly loyal to.

This is not just a power struggle. It’s a clash between two Americas. And only one America can survive.

Read the whole thing.

Of course the democrats still retain several power based. California, the rest of the West coast,  meaning Portland and Seattle and the Northeast.

Vermont in particular. But we all knew that.

 

I have nothing but contempt!

 

For Senator Patrick Leahy.  Why? Because Senator Leahy has nothing but contempt for the constitution and the founders who wrote it.

I’ve long known the senator was an advocate of a “living constitution”, one that can be shaped and molded for modern conditions. A first amendment where speakers whose views one group doesn’t agree with can be labeled as “hate speech” and shouted down, often with violence. I don’t recall our senior Senator making any remarks about that recent confrontation at Middlebury College. I gather by his silence that that he approved.

Quoting Senator Leahy.

It has been 25 years since an originalist has been nominated to the Supreme Court. Given what we’ve seen from Justice Scalia, and Justice Thomas and Judge Gorsuch on record, I worry that it goes beyond being a philosophy and it becomes an agenda.”

It’s important to understand — determine whether  you understand the court has a profound impact on small businesses and workers, on law enforcement and victims, on families and children across America,” Leahy said.

“It is not contrary to the duties and obligations of a Supreme Court justice to consider the effects of their rulings,” he added.  (He said nothing about Congress considering the effects of its laws.)

Leahy said the confirmation hearing will help the Senate decide if Gorsuch is “committed to the fundamental rights of all Americans”:

“Will you allow the government to include our Americans’ personal privacy and freedom? Will you elevate the rights of corporations over those of real people? And will you rubberstamp a president whose administration has asserted that executive power is not subject to judicial review?” he asked.

Mr. Leahy doesn’t seem to recall a little thing called the “bill of rights”, which in some ways is very similar to the “Ten Commandments” in that it’s full of “thou shalt not’s” .  It tells the government want it can’t do, “congress shall make no law…” etc .

A Constitutional “originalist” is just what we need to protect everyone’s rights Poor and the rich, majority or minority.   Lady Justice is supposed to be blind. With a  “living constitution” the blindfold comes off.  Which in this present age of political correctness perhaps its already removed.

Leahy’s college Senator Dianne Feinstein of California also chimed in.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the committee’s ranking member, also expressed concern about “originalist” philosophy:

“Judge Gorsuch has also stated that he believes judges should look to the original, public meaning of the Constitution when they decide what a provision of the Constitution means. This is personal, but I find this originalist, judicial philosophy to be really troubling,” Feinstein said. “In essence, it means that judges and courts should evaluate our constitutional rights and privileges as they were understood in 1789.

“However, to do so would not only ignore the intent of the framers, but the Constitution would be a framework on which to build. But it severely limits the genius of what our Constitution upholds. I firmly believe the American Constitution is a living document, intended to evolve as our country evolves.”

Aside from the fact that the Constitution can and does evolve, through the process of Constitutional amendments of which there are 27. But this isn’t good enough for these two would be commissars who seem to embrace the idea that though all people are equal,   some people are more equal then others.

Democrats are more equal then Republicans.

Muslims, liberal billionaires, radical feminist, trans genders, Jews in name only, gay people, are much more equal then straight (white or minority) Christian males and females.

If only the Constitution could be amended by a simple decree and to have the force to enforce. Like the old Soviet Union that they long admired.

I have nothing but contempt!