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The Socialist Disaster in Venezuela

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In addition to hunger, Venezuela now suffers from triple-digit inflation and has the second highest murder rate in the world.

So many murders go unsolved that people have turned to lynch mobs to seek justice.  Angry mobs not only kill murderers and rapists, but increasingly attack petty criminals too, with police often turning a blind eye.

Even the Venezuelans who once voted for socialism, believing it would provide them with subsidized food, cheap housing, labor protection, and free education, are now fleeing the country.

One of them, Edgar Leon, now stands on a street corner in the Dominican Republic selling snacks and lemonade out of a bucket to support his wife and children back home.

Speaking of his home country, he says, “We were a rich nation. I never wanted to leave my country. I can’t go back there, not how it is now. It’s a disaster.”

Leon has no plans to return to Venezuela. He hopes instead to be able to afford a larger apartment so he can bring his family to live with him in the Dominican Republic.

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Friday Morning Express

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Hillary Clinton At Reid Retirement Party: ‘Not The Speech I Expected To Give At The Capitol After The Election…’
Hillary Clinton referenced her monumental loss to Donald Trump during her first appearance on Capitol Hill since the election.
“After a few selfies taken in the woods, I am thankful to be here.”
“I grateful to Senator Reid for inviting me,” she said.
THE ENTIRE CONCLAVE OF BOTTOM-DWELLERS GATHERED TO GIVE ONE OF THE DIRTIEST, MOST EVIL MEN TO EVER DARKEN THE HALLS OF POWER A WARM, TEAR-FILL SENDOFF

I SPARED YOU THE ENTIRE 9 MINUTE LAMENTATION
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NOT EVERYONE WAS AT THE PITY PARTY
Good riddance Harry Reid
This is Reid’s morality: Win, at any cost, by any means necessary. It’s a toxic worldview, and his years as a Senate leader have poisoned the institution he professes to love.
With a simple majority vote and over strenuous objections from members of both parties, Reid torched decades of Senate precedent by taking away the Senate minority’s ability to block most presidential nominations.

Floor Fight: Tom Cotton Blasts ‘Cancerous’ Harry Reid’s ‘Bitter, Vulgar, Incoherent Ramblings’

Trey Gowdy: I am So Glad Harry Reid Is Leaving & BTW I Didn’t Know Mormons Used Drugs

Obama to appear on ‘The Daily Show’ with Trevor Noah
“As this unprecedented election year comes to an end, President Barack Obama will appear as a guest on ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’ on Monday, December 12,” Comedy Central said in a statement.
The show segment will be recorded inside the White House and will air at 11 p.m. It will also likely be Obama’s very last appearance on the program as president.

John Glenn, American Hero of the Space Age, Dies at 95
FIRST AMERICAN TO ORBIT THE EARTH IN 1962. SPENT 24 YEARS IN THE SENATE.
TO ME, HIS LEGACY WAS CEMENTED WHEN HE SHAMEFULLY ACTED AS BILL CLINTON’S DEFENSE ATTORNEY DURING THE IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS AND WAS REWARDED WITH A FINAL TRIP IN SPACE ON THE TAXPAYER DIME IN 1998.

‘Biblical Size Storm’ Hovers On Border Between Israel And Syria, Effectively Stopping ISIS In Its Tracks
GOD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS

I ‘absolutely’ suffered racism in office, says Obama: Some Americans’ ‘primary concern about me has been that I seem foreign’
The president discussed the issue in a special looking back on his legacy
‘I think there’s a reason why attitudes about my presidency among whites in Northern states are very different from whites in Southern states,’ he said
He told CNN: ‘Are there folks whose primary concern about me has been that I seem foreign, the other? Are those who champion the “birther” movement feeding off of bias? Absolutely’
Obama’s successor, President-elect Donald Trump, promoted birther arguments but now says he believes Obama was born in the United States
According to Axelrod, at least one powerful Republican was disrespectful to Obama and said to him ‘We don’t really think you should be here’
THIS WHINY LITTLE PRICK PLAYING THE RACE CARD ALL THE WAY TO THE END

THE “TYPICAL WHITE WOMAN” WHO PAID FOR THE EDUCATION HE USED TO “AFFIRMATIVE ACTION” HIS WAY THROUGH THE REST OF HIS LIFE

John Kelly, Trump’s Homeland Security pick, gave a remarkable speech 4 days after his son died serving in Afghanistan

HOW WONDERFUL IT WILL BE TO HAVE PEOPLE OF INTEGRITY AND CHARACTER LEADING OUR COUNTRY ONCE AGAIN.
Four days earlier, Kelly’s 29-year-old son, Marine 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly, stepped on a land mine while leading a patrol in southern Afghanistan. He was killed instantly.
John Kelly, President-elect Donald Trump’s reported pick for Homeland Security chief, never spoke of his fallen son by name during the speech to the Semper Fi Society that he had committed to give long before his son’s death. According to the Post, the elder Kelly made one request to the officer who introduced him: “Please don’t mention my son.”
Kelly, 66, is the highest-ranking military officer to lose a child in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan — a burden of war that thousands of so-called Gold Star military families like his must bear.

The collapse of the political Left
It’s been a tough decade for the political left. Eight years ago a Time magazine cover portrayed Barack Obama as Franklin Roosevelt, complete with cigarette and holder and a cover line proclaiming “The New New Deal.” A Newsweek cover announced “We Are All Socialists Now.”
Leftist politicians supposed that ordinary voters with modest incomes facing hard times would believe that regulation and redistribution would help them. Evidently most don’t.

A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE PISTOL MAN
No, Fisher-Price Isn’t Selling A ‘Happy Hour Playset’
SOME SJW’s WITHOUT ENOUGH SENSE TO POUND SAND IN A RAT HOLE BECAME INCENSED AT THE THOUGHT OF MARKETING A BAR SET TO CHILDREN. (THIS IS ONLY LEGAL IN WISCONSIN.) THEY NEED TO GET A HOBBY.
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The Pastor Is In
Pastor Gregory P. Fryer of New York City’s Immanuel Lutheran Church said the idea just came to him one day.
“I thought about it for years,” the 65-year-old told WNYW-TV, “but I’m getting older and I thought, ‘I better do it if I’m gonna do it.’”
So a desk and chair hit the corner of East 88th and Lexington outside the church, along with a couple of yellow signs: “Spiritual Help 5¢” and “The Pastor Is In.”

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Castro’s Last Ride

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Too Tired Tuesday

The lady who works at the store where I get my coffee every morning asked me today why Trump is telling people that the election is rigged. I told her because it was the truth. Everybody knows it, nobody can/will do anything about it.

Elections Expert: “We Now Have 4 Million Ineligible and Dead Voters on American Voter Rolls”
Adams, who was the Voting Section Attorney at the US Department of Justice, filed six suits in the past year against Philadelphia and Broward County, Florida where the voter rolls are corrupted.
Adams said he had one case in Texas where the person died in 1944.
Far left groups continually sue to keep the voter rolls the way they are. The Obama administration has no desire to clean up these voter rolls.
J. Christian Adams: “Dead people are voting and it’s something this administration does not want to do anything about. They must like it. They must like who they are voting for… Now we have four million, four million Steve, ineligible and dead voters on American voter rolls according to the Pew Charitable Trust.”

Clinton Campaign Strategy for Decades: ‘ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK’
Adviser from 1992 campaign laid out ‘relentless,’ ‘coordinated’ oppo strategy
The 1992 Clinton presidential campaign was not about promoting Bill Clinton’s accomplishments or vision but about tarnishing President George H.W. Bush, according to a close aide of the campaign.
A memo written by Derek Shearer to Bill, Hillary Clinton, and senior campaign aides in April 1992 laid out the “ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK” strategy.

Obama Lets Record Number of Central Americans Migrate into United States in 2016
ONCE THEY GET 40-50 MILLION ILLEGALS HERE, ALL VOTING DEMOCRAT THEY’LL NEVER LOSE ANOTHER ELECTION
The Department of Homeland Security admitted Monday that a record 70,297 people in Central American “family units” arrived during the fiscal 2016 migration, from Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 3o, 2016, according to the Department of Homeland Security. In addition, another 46,893 young men, youths and boys — dubbed “unaccompanied alien children” or “UACs” — from Central America presented themselves at the border to apply for asylum under Obama’s migration process.
So far, very few of Obama’s Central American migrants have been sent home, despite public opinion. That’s partly because the GOP-led Congress has not used its spending power to limit Obama’s welcome for the migrants. In fact, top GOP leaders welcome the arrival of more foreign workers to work in favored low-wage industries.

Police on lookout for vandals who spray-painted cars outside Trump rally in Bangor
More than 20 cars parked between the Bangor Raceway and Buck Street were hit with lines of white paint. Attendees said the owners of some of the cars appeared to drive off without noticing the vandalism.

Hillary Supporters Smash “Trump Car” in Black Neighborhood
YouTuber Joey Salads held a social experiment recently. He parked a car with Trump stickers in a “black neighborhood” to see what happens.
It took 30 minutes before the Democrats started looting the car and beating out the windows. Bystanders chanted, “F*ck Trump!”

Seattle Teachers Enforce Black Lives Matter Indoctrination
A Maoist-style reeducation fest approaches in Seattle schools.
Thousands of taxpayer-supported Seattle teachers are planning to don Black Lives Matter t-shirts this week in public schools and force-feed left-wing propaganda to their students about race in an effort to draw attention to the systemic racism they imagine is embedded in the public education regime.
The Black Lives Matter cult is animated by a hatred of normal American values. Its members idolize convicted, unrepentant black militants and cop-killers Assata Shakur and Mumia Abu Jamal and have declared “war” on law enforcement. Its members openly call for police officers to be assassinated.

Millennials Pretty Cool With Socialism
Study finds Americans born after Cold War don’t understand ‘dark history’ of collectivism
Nearly half—45 percent—of those aged between 16 and 20 years old said they would vote for a socialist, while one in five responded they would vote for a communist, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation found.
SUCH IS THE DEPTH OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM HAS SUNKEN TO

Mika Scolds MSNBC Guest For Joking About Clintons’ Pay-For-Play — ‘That’s Sick!

IT’S EASY TO MAKE JOKES WHEN YOU KNOW THE FIX IS IN AND YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH ANYTHING
“Sam, $1 million as a birthday gift. I know you’ve got a lot of friends — a lot of your rich friends from Dartmouth — that comment and give you $1 million for your birthday presents,” Brzezinski’s co-host Joe Scarborough posed to Stein.
“I call the $1 million gift club the second tier friends,” the Huffington Post politics editor joked in response. “The first tier is $5 million.”
“What? Seriously?” Brzezinski incredulously stated as the rest of the panel laughed. “That’s sick!”

Riding in Cars With Huma: Hillary Clinton Snubbed Diplomats to Stay Near Aide
One area of particular concern was Hillary’s refusal to follow “standard security and diplomatic” protocol by riding with local U.S. ambassadors in an armored limousine to diplomatic events abroad. It was standard procedure for the secretary of state and the ambassador to arrive together at these events, but Hillary refused, and insisted on riding with her top aide Huma Abedin.

Howard Dean Was Really Not Ready for This MSNBC Interview

I DO NOT INTEND TO LISTEN TO THIS MORON FOR 8 MORE YEARS
Thomas Roberts asked Dean to comment on this new release and explain how Clinton’s presidential campaign was going to get in front of the story.
Dean was confused from the outset, seeming to think it was related to the WikiLeaks release of John Podesta’s messages.
“This sounds like nothing. Who’s saying this?” Dean said. “This is nothing. The last couple of batches e-mails have revealed exactly nothing now. Who is pushing this notion?”

Hillary’s big night on Broadway: Chelsea and Bill join dozens of Hollywood A-listers led by Julia Roberts for $10,000-a-head New York fundraising show
The event, called ‘Stronger Together: Broadway for Hillary’, was held in New York City on Monday
Guests paid up to $10,000 to watch the spectacle in person at the St James Theatre
But those at home can enjoyed the spectacle live as it was streamed on Clinton’s social media pages
The Democratic nominee did not attend, but her daughter Chelsea and Bill Clinton were at the concert
REMEMBER, SHE’S FIGHTING FOR THE COMMON FOLK

‘SO THEN I GRABBED HER PUSSY’
I RECALL HER SHOUTING AT SOME PHONY-ASSED AWARD SHOW: “I LOOKED UP REPUBLICAN IN THE DICTIONARY…I FOUND IT BETWEEN REPTILE AND REPUGNANT”

Staying: ‘Joe, Jill, I, Michelle will all continue to be involved’
President Obama has just 94 more days on the job, but unlike all of his predecessors, he seems to have no plan to leave.
I’m looking forward to not only laying the groundwork for the next administration to pick up the baton and run with it, but I know Joe and Jill and I and Michelle will all continue to be involved after we’ve left this office in making sure that this works,” he added.
WHAT THE HELL DOES MICHELLE HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING? ALL SHE DOES IS SUCK UP ALL THE GOODIES

Leaked Email: Top Clinton Aide Called Chelsea a Backstabber
A REAL CHIP OFF THE LYING, THIEVING, OBNOXIOUS BLOCK
She sends me one of these types of emails every few days/week. As they say, the apple doesn’t fall far. A kiss on the cheek while she is sticking a knife in the back, and front,” he wrote.
This is not the first time that Band was found to be highly critical of Chelsea Clinton within the WikiLeaks email dumps.
In an earlier release, Band called Chelsea a “spoiled brat” after she had tried meddling in his consulting firm, Teneo Holdings, the New York Post reported.

James O’Keefe Reveals DNC and Hillary Campaign “Bird Dogging” to Incite Violence at TRUMP Rallies – PURE EVIL
Investigative journalist James O’Keefe released video today of Democratic officials admitting they used “bird dogging” to incite violence at Donald Trump rallies.
The tactic worked well this year against Donald Trump.
GOP elites, #NeverTrumpers and the corrupt media fell for it every time.
The goal of “bird-dogging”: to create a sense of “anarchy” around Donald Trump that would undermine his political support. Often, the tactic uses the most vulnerable people — including the elderly and disabled — to maximize shock value.

Dennis Kucinich: DOJ and FBI Decided ‘No Matter What’ Clinton Wouldn’t Be Held Accountable, ‘Politicization of the Justice System’

The Justice Department and the FBI are inevitably a part of the executive branch of government, and the executive branch of government made an early determination that no matter what came up, that there was no way that Hillary Clinton was going to have to be accountable under law to — for anything dealing with the mishandling of classified information.”

I JUST FIGURED OUT WHO SHE LOOKS LIKE:
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“TRUMP GRABBED MY PUSSY!”
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LOOKS LIKE McSTAIN GRABBED HERS….EEEWWW!!!
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Happy Labor Day

Labor Day – Burgers, Brats and Bolshevism

In 1882 a couple of socialist cats named Matthew Maguire and Peter McGuire, both members of the Socialist Labor Party, proposed an official workers’ holiday in New York to be called “Labor Day.” Both men were also active in their respective labor unions, with Maguire belonging to the International Association of Machinists and Peter McGuire general secretary of the Brotherhood of Carpenters and co-founder of the American Federation of Labor. (Busy little pinkos, weren’t they?)
As the popularity of New York’s Labor Day gained momentum in urban centers across the U.S., President Grover Cleveland (yes, a Democrat) signed legislation in June of 1894 declaring Labor Day a national holiday to be held, like New York’s own, the first Monday of every September.
He was not re-elected.

Kudos to those who have managed to remain gainfully employed in spite of Exalted Ruler’s best efforts to draw deep divisions between the haves (them) and the have-nots (us). The press never mentions that the GDP has not seen 3% growth in the 8 years he’s been dismantling the country. Right now it’s growing at an anemic 1-1/2%. Not even during the depths of the Great Depression has economic growth been that slow. He crows about “56 straight months of job gains.” His economy adds 100,000 new minimum wage jobs while 400,000 good-paying full-time jobs disappear. His Obamacare mandates have played a huge role in reducing the work force as employers cut hours to avoid Dear Reader’s onerous taxes.

STILL, THE BAND PLAYED ON:
Labor Secretary: America Is Approaching Full Employment

Perez was asked on CNBC how he felt about the recently released jobs numbers, which showed the unemployment rate held steady at 4.9 percent from July to August while 94,391,000 Americans are not participating in the labor force.

94,391,000 Americans Out of the Labor Force in August

The national unemployment rate also remained unchanged at 4.9 percent, as the United States economy added only 151,000 jobs.

THE ONLY SEGMENT OF THE ECONOMY THAT GREW WAS PUBLIC SERVICE JOBS — UNION CARD-CARRYING, DEMOCRAT SUPPORTING JOBS.

Record High Number of Foreign-Born Workers Employed in U.S.
Number of native-born workers declined over the month

Last month was the first time that the number of foreign-born workers exceeded 26 million. There were 25,984,000 foreign-born workers who had a job in July, and in August that number jumped to 26,134,000, an increase of 240,000.
According to the bureau, a foreign-born person is one who resides in the United States but who was born outside the country. Undocumented immigrants and refugees may be included in the data set, since the bureau does not distinguish between legal and illegal immigrants.
There were 126,453,000 native-born workers employed in July, and in August, that number dropped to 125,670,000, a one-month decline of 783,000.
The unemployment rate for foreign-born workers is also lower for foreign-born workers. In August, the unemployment rate was 4.4 percent for foreign-born workers and 5.1 percent for native-born workers.

Police Union Tells Chicago Cops To Avoid Overtime Over Labor Day Weekend, Spend Time With Their Families

The union says the move is meant to give officers more time with their families, but some critics see it as a way for police to make a point at the expense of the people living in violent neighborhoods.
LET THEM SHOOT EACH OTHER… THE MORE THE MERRIER.

Chicago Passes 2015 Murder Total With 4 Months Left In 2016
Chicago ticked past a pair of grim milestones as August passed into September. Chicago Police said 90 people were murdered in the city in August. A few hours into Sept. 1, the total number of murders in 2016 reached 469, exceeding the tally for all of last year.

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How socialism destroys moral character

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Democratic Socialism: The Religion of the Left

Democratic Socialism

Centesimus Annus quote about political religion

Why “Democratic” Socialism Doesn’t Work [19:49] < GOOD WATCH, worth the time
“What is the legitimate role of government?”
“The United States is not a democracy.”
“Pure democracy is mob rule.”
“Financial risk vs. economic security is a choice.”

Personal notes: (1) My brother lived and worked in Beijing for a year back in the 80s. Everyone was paid the same no matter what job they did or how well they did it. He said it was well known that you couldn’t get a taxi when a particular television show was on, because the taxi drivers loved it and refused to drive while it was airing. (2) I visited the U.S.S.R. in 1972. Our tour guide told us she wanted to be a stay-at-home mom, but was given only two choices by the government. She could be a tour guide or something else, I forget what. She chose tour guide, because she thought she’d hate it less.

Milton Friedman and Phil Donahue On Socialism v. Capitalism [2:49] < MUST WATCH
“The only cases where people have escaped grinding poverty have been where they had capitalism and free trade.” “Where are you going to find the angels to organize society for you?”

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Centesimus Annus by Pope Saint John Paul II, May 1, 1991
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Socialism vs Subsidiarity

Catholics who put their faith first would be well advised to hold candidates up to the light of the RCC’s teachings on economics.

Catechism on Socialism

Speaking of the factors that led to the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, Pope John Paul II noted the inefficiency of the economic system, which is not to be considered simply as a technical problem, but rather a consequence of the violation of the human rights to private initiative, to ownership of property and to freedom in the economic sector.

“To this must be added the cultural and national dimension: it is not possible to understand man on the basis of economics alone, nor to define him simply on the basis of class membership. Man is understood in a more complete way when he is situated within the sphere of culture through his language, history, and the position he takes towards the fundamental events of life, such as birth, love, work and death.

“At the heart of every culture lies the attitude man takes to the greatest mystery: the mystery of God. Different cultures are basically different ways of facing the question of the meaning of personal existence. When this question is eliminated, the culture and moral life of nations are corrupted.”

Centesimus Annus by St. John Paul II [1991] para 24

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