JusTice Amy Coney BaRRETT SWORN In AfTeR SEnate CONFIRmation

October 26, 2020

The U.S Senate voted tonight in a 52-48 vote to confirm President Trump’s third Justice to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court – Amy Coney Barrett, Esq. The 48 year old mother of seven children, the first Supreme Court Justice to be young enough to have children, is also now the only sitting Justice to not have graduated from an Ivy League college. (Harvard/Yale) The Notre Dame Law School grad breaks up this monopoly in a good way.

Nominated by President Donald J. Trump in May 2017 for the Seventh U.S Court of Appeals, she was vetted by the U.S. Senate and voted on in October 2017. As an exceptionally qualified candidate, she was easily sworn in to this appointment despite extremely long-term U.S. Senator Diane Fienstein.  As the top Judiciary Committee member, in 2017, she made an anti-Catholic comment to Barrett – “the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s of concern.” 

It was a fine moment to see Justice Clarence Thomas swear her in this evening, administering the constitutional oath. Barrett’s role as Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court will be able to begin after Chief Justice John Roberts administers her oath on Tuesday. Roberts, who was considered a conservative appointment to the court at the time under President George W. Bush, has proved to be at best, in the middle. All true patriots of America hope to see Justice Amy Coney Barrett, rule fairly and according to the Constitution.

Town Hall Debates – A Sabotage VS. A Conversation

October 15, 2020

Like most viewers that are knowledgeable about politics on a daily basis, I expected tonight’s interviews given to President Donald J. Trump and former Vice President and Democrat Party Nominee, Joe Biden, to be hardball vs. softball. Trumps questions – hardball; Biden’s questions – softball. The results were worse than anyone could imagine. All of the questions were a complete retread of the lefts tired talking points for the President, which have all been answered by Trump a multitude of times and have no bearing.

The shrill NBC broadcaster given tonight’s assignment, Savannah Guthrie, was chomping at the bit to ask absurd questions, glibly interrupt and in her own mind seemed to believe she knew more than the President. She was a complete embarrassment for the left. Guthrie had complete disrespect for a sitting President, who has immense popularity that proves the mainstream medias ignorance in recognizing this status.

All questions were clearly written before the televised event, for both the voters selected to ask President Trump a question, and for Guthrie. Guthrie did try to rebut Trump off her cards, but this breach only showed her partisanship.

Bizarrely, within the first ten/fifteen minutes of the televised program, she showcased questions which included sexual pedophilia that she masked just for the words to be transcribed. Ms. Guthrie, you’re talking to the wrong Party Candidate. (This is all Democrat scandal – look up Jeffrey Epstein and all who willingly went to his private island to have sex with under aged girls; Huge Clinton Fundraisers and their close relationship with contributor Harvey Weinstein – I just realized writing this paragraph the list is too long to post now. ) Regardless, I can’t imagine network personnel asking any sitting President any questions of this kind – if so, they certainly could have asked President John F. Kennedy many similar queries.

Trump did his best to be polite to the blatantly partisan interrogator, who could be called many other words, but I’ll let the people decide as I’m sure they’ve already come to the same conclusion. Another premeditated hit job by the left that wastes President Trump’s time, as well as American voters.

Moving on to the Biden town hall interview. Out of curiosity, I tuned in when Trump’s broadcast went to advertisements, and briefly afterwards. At least it wasn’t as bad as where interviewer Barbara Walters back in the day, Biden would be asked what tree he would be if he could be a tree – or what his favorite color was – or what his favorite toppings on a pizza were – but, there was no discussion of any serious scandal relevant in the news currently. He continued to vacillate on fracking emphasizing it needed to be “managed very very well” and said he would finally give his answer on whether or not he would pack the Supreme Court after the Senate results on Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination.

There were no questions about former Vice President Biden’s son Hunter, and the big current news story from the New York Post, which is being censored by social media icons, which details the incriminating emails and video found on a computer left at a store for repair. The store’s consumer agreement made clear that if any computer was not picked up after 90 days, it would become their property.

Whether it was Hunter himself who left it at this shop, an aide or friend, no one returned for it, so the owner of the store kept it. Seeing what was on the hard drive, he turned it in to Rudy Giuliani or one of his staff. If this had been turned into the New York Times, no one would have ever seen this data.

Voters need to realize whenever President Trump is in a debate on national television hosted by a major network, the moderator will be a democrat holding loaded questions that have little to do with truth and much to do with alienating Trump voters for the purpose of electing the addled former VP Biden. Biden, as well as running mate Harris, another story for another day, will only be given easy Q and A’s with no real journalism behind them to find out the real truth.

Why We CELEBRATE COLUMBUS DAY

October 12, 2020

There were many fine articles written for publication today as to why Columbus Day remains immensely significant as to the history of the United States of America, by people such as Jarrett Stepman. In his post today, “The Truth About Columbus,” he covers who Columbus really was as an explorer, what his real goals were in making this famous voyage and discusses how the view of Columbus from a man of courage and vision has been destroyed over time by a historian, Howard Zinn, who was far to the left. 

Another article explains how the lynching of eleven Italian-Americans brought about Columbus Day out of respect for this group of European immigrants who brought much to our country but were often unappreciated and disparaged. https://medium.com/@nevaer1/the-lynching-that-gave-us-columbus-day-eb5179b01aca

The Wall Street Journal published online this piece yesterday: https://www.wsj.com/articles/columbus-day-stands-for-diversity-11602446541

Zinn hated not only Columbus but North America in general, and pushed his view of Columbus on to generations as one of a man who only was seeking profit, and left a huge massacre of Native Indians behind him. In truth, he was a man seeking not only geographical knowledge (remember people believed back then the world was flat and anyone sailing too far would fall off the edge of the Earth) but also how to bring Christianity and faith throughout the lands.

Yes, like any voyager sailing the seas at this time, some profit was hoped to be found, especially by any royals or investors funding them. Columbus hoped to find money, to bring religion to all to save the world from a perceived apocalypse after the plague and other omens, and bring Jerusalem back into Christian hands. A man of peace, any wrong doings that occurred to Natives, happened during his absence. He was never a slave owner nor did he have anything to do with the slave trade.

Americans today, as well as people from other countries who have started to believe the untrue view of Christopher Columbus, need to also remember that this October 12th national holiday was established to recognize the many Italian-Americans who came to this nation seeking opportunity, contributed greatly to building its landscape, even while they were not welcomed by groups such as the Ku Klux Klan.

The KKK were an anti-Catholic anti-Italian racist organization made up of southern white democrats, who did their best to put the brakes on the creation of Columbus Day, and like in modern times today, went out to smash statues, burn, protest and change the positive view of Columbus.

On the 400th anniversary of the Columbus voyage, Columbus Day was presented by then President Benjamin Harrison in 1892, after the horrific largest lynching on record in this country of eleven Italian-American’s in New Orleans, LA. Despite the gesture, it wasn’t until 1934 it became an official national holiday, though some states still refused to recognize it.

Interestingly, Columbus Day remains controversial once again, as active non-peaceful groups in our cities and on our streets today, whether anti-Catholic, anti-Christian, anti-Italian, anti-American, anti-history, anti-Constitution, anti-Founding Fathers, anti-Caucasian, seek to destroy all standing statues of Christopher Columbus as well as his legacy as a brave pioneer on unknown oceans. 

He was the sole individual who had the strength to pursue what he believed to be true, and a man the majority of people that have made him a current object of hatred for all of his greatness could never be. He is a man to be honored and not disgraced.

As our 40th and some believe to be our finest President, Ronald Reagan said in a commemorative note on one Columbus Day:

Columbus is justly admired as a brilliant navigator, a fearless man of action, a visionary who opened the eyes of an older world to an entirely new one. Above all, he personifies a view of the world that many see as quintessentially American: not merely optimistic, but scornful of the very notion of despair.”

According to Columbus himself, “You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” Christopher Columbus.

Columbus was the gateway Captain who navigated to Caribbean islands, Central and South American shores, and provided trade for Spain with the development and discovery of the Americas.

Thank You C-SPAN:Update

Editor’s Note: C-SPAN has now, on our cable provider anyway, moved the channel President Trump’s rallies can be seen from their primary channel, to CSP3, (CSPAN3), their third tier channel. Perhaps they got blowback from the left but faced with still having to broadcast this live news, switched his events from their main channel to number three. Hard to find, at least here on Charter Spectrum – but all still in double digits on the channel program guide. Still a better broadcast than any cable news channel who talks over the President for the majority of his speech.

September 10, 2020

In My Vue is giving a nod to C-Span, who gives uninterrupted coverage of President Donald J. Trump’s rallies. All cable networks continue to broadcast the President’s speeches with constant interruption in re their interpretation of what he has just said, or to discuss the subject on hand in their view. The public wants to hear the President as he speaks, not anchors and their guests opinions. Give them after he has left the stage – not during.

President Trump Awards Medal Of Freedom To Talk Radio Host Rush Limbaugh

Those close to the famous host whose syndicated radio program, “The Rush Limbaugh Show,” is heard nationally, said the renowned anchorman was unaware President Trump was going to present him with this most prestigious award during his State Of The Union address. Traditionally, the Medal of Freedom is given during a ceremony that has been planned well in advance for both the President and the recipients.

The First Lady, Melania Trump, who sat next to the famed political commentator and author during the speech, had the honor of placing the medal around his neck, after the President announced to the chamber he was bestowing this award to Limbaugh. Rush was accompanied by his wife of ten years, Kathyrn.

Limbaugh, a true patriot and proud American, revealed to listeners in the final minutes of his Monday show (February 3rd, 2020) that he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. He notified his millions of fans he has the best team of doctors who will determine what his most effective treatment plan is for recovery.

Rush is scheduled to appear on his show this Friday. He is expected to share his insights on receiving the Medal of Freedom, the State Of The Union Address and what it was like to be there live witnessing the positive applause and ovations for the President from his fellow Republicans, as well as the negative response from the Democrats who rarely applauded, even when statements made by the President were good for all of our country.

Democrats also failed to give little positive reaction to the many fine featured guests President Trump invited to be recognized for their amazing stories that personify what makes America great including a serving veteran with a surprise reunion with his wife, and an eighth-grader, Lain Lanphier, who aspires to be an astronaut, who was accompanied by his great-grandfather, Charles McGee, who is one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen at the age of 100.

During his time on and off air, Limbaugh will have a variety of notable fellow talk radio hosts filling in for his show. Mark Steyn, a Canadian author and commentator often seen on the Fox News Network, and perhaps most fans favorite substitute host, filled in yesterday and today. He told listeners yesterday he owed Rush everything.

Many people feel this way about the conservative radio host who has contributed so much to countless charities, individuals and causes. We all pray for Rush Limbaugh’s return to good health and many more years on the airwaves.

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President Donald J. Trump announcing the Medal of Freedom to talk radio host Rush Limbaugh. Photo: abc7NY

 

 

*featured photo: NY Post; Rush Limbaugh Show photo: EIB network; Medal of Freedom photo: cu.embassy.gov

The Left Prepping for 2020: Removal of Conservative Grassroots shows on Cable?

Hosting a cable show on our local public access cable show for fourteen years this December, it was disturbing news when I received a letter in the mail saying the studio I use to tape my show would be shutting down permanently at the end of the year.

Technically, it’s even sooner than that since any program has only until December 6th to actually prerecord a show or do one live. After this, the show will air for a week in its usual six towns, and then have to be sent to the main Charter/Spectrum studio located in Newtown, CT with all papers needed to be signed to air from there.

As quoted in Connecticut’s newspaper, The Republican American, the Charter/Spectrum spokeswoman said in regards to the shut down of the studio which has been up and running for 25 years, “This change is more efficient use of public access facilities, and will offer a more extensive programming line up and community information to better serve our customers.” But, wait, there’s more.

“Spectrum (the parent company owner) in our Western Connecticut system will gain access to content and information regarding activities and events across the entire 20-town area.” Blah blah blah.

Most notable in this latter quote is this: “Spectrum (the parent company owner)…will gain access to content and information…”

True. This is the real agenda in this blogger’s opinion.

To me, what is really happening, is the start of a shut down of conservative voices pre-2020 election, whether it’s via television, radio, internet, social media or print. One could go further with school classes and such but let’s stay with the media with this post.

The left, or Democrat Party, focused intensely here in Connecticut in 2018 on small local elections. Town by town, especially in Republican held districts. National Democrat campaign money was used to build up the smallest races for any gain. This was the same method used in other states, and it was the first real grassroots effort by Democrats, in that this tactic has been engaged much more commonly by Republicans for years.

And, it worked, which is how the Democrat Party (not Democratic, which means this: “relating to or supporting democracy or its principles.” ) The mainstream media and the Democrats have twisted the definition of this word for a long time now, as if it somehow translates to the name of their political party. Nope. Sorry. It’s actually quite the opposite.

Getting back to our local studio here in Northern Connecticut – a well run facility that delivers community video of many things vital to its viewers – simple things, like graduation ceremonies, little league games, football games, events, and the token community board bulletin which is basically an upcoming calendar for those in the viewing area.

Far from Fairfield County, where the main Charter/Spectrum HQ, Winsted cable hosts and producers are now expected to drive over an hour each way to continue airing their shows. Literature mailed to hosts from Charter/Spectrum gives them an alternative saying they can find somewhere else to tape their shows and send their new programs in whatever format to be broadcast from the Newtown office.

There were signs of the upcoming shutdown.

First and foremost, Charter switched the public access channel from the traditional channel 13 to 191, which meant seniors, fixed income and I/we-don’t-watch-TV-too-much subscribers had to now go from paying the lowest basic cable tier for general news, PBS and public access, to renting a cable box at around five to eight dollars a month, depending on the year, to even access their local public access station.

Please read the history of Public Access television: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public-access_television

Secondly, the channel was switched from 191 to 192 for no apparent reason, just to keep anyone still interested confused.

Thirdly, many forms suddenly had to be signed by hosts and guests after each show.

Fourth and final, Charter/Spectrum decided not to air the programs recorded in studio on their own website via On Demand. The last shows that were available On Demand for viewers to watch were in August 2019. This means anyone out of the six town viewing area, statewide, nationally or internationally, could no longer see any show online. The Winsted studio was also able to download any video so users could then upload the mp4 file to post their show on YouTube or anywhere on the web via viebit streaming.

Researching politics in CT for over a decade now, I was curious why shut down a well operated studio that was used in many ways to serve so many residents?

Looking for President Trump’s and all candidates’ results here in CT in 2018 on the web writing this post, all that came up on the SOTS site for election results was this:

https://ctemspublic.pcctg.net/#/selectTown

A map and page that does nothing with any click of the mouse.  The “My Races” tab at least pulls up a list of statewide data but there is none to be seen. Zip.

Interestingly, looking up my own run for State Representative in 2006, as someone who had only lived in this district for barely two years, I found tonight only the primary results from August are posted on the SOTS website.

https://authoring.ct.gov/-/media/SOTS/ElectionServices/ElectionResults/2006_August_Primary/StateRepresentativepdf.pdf?la=en

Anyone who has followed me for fourteen years now in hosting and producing our Republican Town Committee’s show, created by our former fine conservative Secretary who moved away quite awhile ago, sadly, in 2004, or anyone who has followed my political commentary in different venues for about ten years online, knows I can go on and on…

The bottom line with this post, my first post in some time on my own blog which I now mostly maintain to archive my former work, is that the Democrats and/or the left, continue to chip away at our Constitutional rights, and more and more aggressively.

To me, whatever the agreed upon communication from the Charter/Spectrum leadership for their press release was as to why they were shutting down the Winsted studio, is just pablum. Marketing rhetoric.

A company worth this much doesn’t need to downsize or consolidate satellite studios to save money. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charter_Communications

It also does not “better serve customers” by telling people in the towns of Winsted, New Hartford, Colebrook, Hartland, Barkhamsted and Harwinton, what events are coming up in Fairfield County. It’s a simple excuse.

The real purpose here is to take off grassroots programming from conservatives, or anyone who doesn’t agree with their agenda. This has been a goal of the left for some time, a serious infringement of the First Amendment.

Cancel culture. If the left doesn’t like what you say, they’ll shut you up. Cancel you.

Lastly, this isn’t even a partisan issue. Anyone can do a show on public access. It has nothing to do with what Party one is affiliated with – someone doing a show could not even be registered to vote, but likes to garden, cook, paint or talk about literature. Green Party members, Libertarians, and Unaffiliateds can all produce a regular program.

What makes it partisan, at least here in Connecticut, for example, is the Democrat voters who can take time to do a half hour or hour long show, don’t care to do so except here and there, because they are fine with the status quo. Their needs are being met; they have an O’Reilly life of sorts, and will keep filling in that Democrat circle on the ballot.

The reason it’s Republicans and Conservatives who take up most of the programming schedule is because we don’t like the status quo. We care about excessive taxation. We care about our Constitutional Rights being chipped away every day. We care about the direction our country is going.

Charter/Spectrum knows this, and it’s why as my friend, Don Pesci, a political commentator and long time guest on my show “Conservative Chat”, wrote this article on PURA, our state agency who actually has the final decision as to why our Winsted studio can remain open, not Charter/Spectrum. PURA has said they won’t hold a hearing absent objection. Only one complaint has been filed so far. All program hosts and producers have been asked to file complaints, along with legislative help, before the lights go out on the productive studio in Winsted, CT.

https://donpesci.blogspot.com/search/label/Simone

(l) Don Pesci, CT columnist and political commentator (r) Juliana Simone, Barkhamsted RTC Chair and host/producer of Charter cable show “Conservative Chat”

Juliana Simone, Host/Producer of “Conservative Chat,” a CT PA Cable political interview show in its fourteenth year.

Juliana Simone, Host of “Conservative Chat” first episode

Frank Sinatra Idol Contest – 2018

Written by Juliana Simone

Hoboken, N.J. – Weather could not have been more ideal in New Jersey on this midweek day in June. The Hoboken Park where the event took place, is right on the Hudson River. A beautiful backdrop of the Manhattan skyline that changed from glistening daylight to a glowing sunset, couldn’t have been more flattering to all of the singers who came to share their love of the famed actor and singer, Frank Sinatra.

The fourteenth day of the month brought together fifteen contestants who were chosen to compete in the 12th annual Sinatra Idol Contest. Some had competed before and some were there for the first time. Geraldine “Geri” Fallo, who is the Director of the City of Hoboken’s Division of Cultural Affairs, orchestrates the event and was the contact person for the applicants.

Each of those chosen had to submit five songs they preferred to sing from Sinatra’s huge portfolio of recorded music. They were then told by the contest’s organizers which of their five tunes was picked for them to sing in the show. This is done so there is no repetition in songs to the viewers and judges.

Three of the fifteen contestants came from other countries:

Gabriel Diaz from Mexico City, Mexico; Stanley Volk from London; Dan Lauzon from Ontario Canada. The remaining dozen had four from the event’s home state of New Jersey: James Beckham, Peter Cannella, Dylan Kaplan and Carl Reich. Three came from New York: Humphrey O. Uddoh, David Martinez, and Joe Cracco. Two were from New England: Jerry P. Padula, Waterbury, CT and Barry Oliver Lawton, Dorchester, Ma. The other three had a distance to travel to appear: Paul Capello from St. Augustine, FL; John Busalachi from Willmington, N.C. and Frank Gamrus from Madison, IN.

For more details on the contestants, click here to read full biographies and see most of their photos that were printed in the program handout:

http://hobokennj.gov/departments/human-services/cultural-affairs/sinatra-idol-contest/

The six judges on hand were Mayor Ravinder S. Bhalla; Joyce Flinn, a Hoboken café owner; Bob Foster, Director of the Hoboken Historical Museum; Jay Lustig, former critic/editor of New Jersey’s newspaper, “The Star Ledger”; Jack Silbert, a writer and editor of the New York Times, who has lived in Hoboken since 1994; Margo Singalese, a veteran film, stage and television actress who was a Hoboken school teacher before her entering the entertainment business.

The best score contestants could achieve was a five. Score cards given to the judges ranged from one to five. (Editor: If there was an actual zero this writer is unaware.) With six judges present, this means the best score any contestant could achieve was a 30.

MC and Host Gary Simpsinatra got the night rolling by warming up the crowd with Sinatra’s “Witchcraft.” The winner from the prior year, Jerry Pearce, was also asked to sing.

Throughout the evening, the judges reasoning for lower score cards held up after a performance, was most commonly that the singer had a good voice, but did not sound like Sinatra himself, whether it was due to the contestant singing the song ‘their way’ or an occasional accent. Other critiques from the panel were some notes were off key or the tone or presentation was off.

It seemed it even mattered if a contestant was from Hoboken or not, in that this alone gave the home town boy immediate fives from the Mayor and other judges. This contestant came in second overall with this local advantage.

Coming in third place was Joe Cracco, with his moving version of the ballad “One More For My Baby.” Joe told the crowd Frank wrote this song for his long time love and second wife, actress Ava Gardner.

A tie for fourth place, the first time ever according to the coordinator of the event, went to Peter Cannella, a Marine veteran and singer-songwriter, and to Frank Gamrus, a Desktop Support Technician from Indiana.

The winner was Dan Lauzon, who is a dead ringer for Frank Sinatra himself, and because of this works professionally as a Sinatra look alike. He was number fifteen out of the group, and closed the contest with his version of “That’s Life.” Encouraging the audience to sing along with him, he received the majority of the crowd’s participation with chanting, “that’s life” after each verse. Belting out a good enough version of this well-known song, looking just like the icon and embracing a full arena, made him an easy choice as winner for 2018.

In my vue, this writer found that some singers should have had more points delivered from the judges, and some less. The crowd seemed to agree with the comments heard all around, but musical tastes are always personal. Regardless, it was fun to be had by all and an experience that was only enjoyable. Any other songs posted after this publication will be updated here.

Judge for yourself with four performances currently available online from the 2018 contestants:

(“The Way You Look Tonight” – Jerry Padula)

(“Angel Eyes” – Stanley Volk)

(“Strangers In The Night” – James Beckham; starts about one minute into the video)

(“My Way” – Barry Oliver Lawton)

(“One More For My Baby” – Joe Cracco)

As traditional with this venue, all contestants and former winners are asked to take the stage and sing the Sinatra anthem “New York, New York” after the winners have been announced. Here is a link to the 2018 finale.

The four finalists of Hoboken Sinatra Idol Contest 2018

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Hoboken Sinatra Idol Contestants sing “New York, New York” 2018

Dexter Gordon – Tenor Saxophonist 95th Birthday Anniversary

 

Photo: Herman Leonard, Royal Roost, NYC

The great Jazz tenor saxophonist, Dexter Gordon, would have turned 95 today. The bebop artist churned out a lifetime of recordings, live appearances and a starring film role in “Round Midnight” (1986) which earned him an Academy Award film nomination for Best Actor.

This blog’s favorite album of the master is “One Flight Up” but there are many others to enlighten the ears of those just venturing into jazz and the veterans who know it all but still recognize greatness.

{Born February 27, 1923 – Died April 25, 1990 – Philadelphia, PA}

For more on the exceptional Dexter Gordon visit and contribute to this go-to source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dexter_Gordon

 

CPAC 2013: Donald Trump

Businessman Donald Trump speaking at the CPAC convention 2013 {photo: ibtimes.com}
Businessman Donald Trump speaking at the CPAC convention 2013 {photo: ibtimes.com}

Written by Juliana Simone

National Harbor, MD – The man known for more than a decade to native New Yorkers as “The Donald” took the stage this afternoon to address an enthusiastic crowd convened for the 2013 Conservative Political Action Conference celebrating its 40th anniversary on the shores of the Potomac River in Maryland. Self-made billionaire Donald Trump opened his monologue by telling the audience our country is in terrible trouble.

He cited we owed seventeen trillion dollars and have more than a trillion dollar deficit a year. “No country’s ever heard of numbers like this!” he observed. “Likewise, the Republican Party is in terrible trouble,” he continued. “As you get more and more conservative – they get nasty. They don’t like what we say.” Trump segued into the mainstream media and how the President is given unprecedented media protection.

To offer solutions on how we solve our country’s problems, Mr. Trump first pointed out how even the Tea Party, who he loves dearly, says to leave their Medicare and Social Security alone. “To keep these things affordable then the solution is to build a great economy.” “We don’t have one,” he noted. “China does.” “We have to make America great again,” he said in appeal to the room.

On the issue of immigration, Trump stated that when it comes to immigration, eleven million people will be voting Democrat. He believed a candidate can be out in front but (when it comes to Election Day) those eleven million will be voting Democrat. “Republicans are on a suicide mission,” he said. “You’re just not going to get those votes.” Donald Trump inquired further, “Why aren’t we letting Europeans in?” and told the attendees how he had many friends who want to move here and work here – that have been educated here – but we throw them out of the country after earning a degree at Harvard or Wharton and say you can’t move here – so they work somewhere else and work against us. “How stupid is that?” he asked.

The realtor and casino owner gave a nod to fellow Republican Newt Gingrich next saying he loved Newt because he was a member of his club down the road. Trump said he loved anyone who was a member of his club and jested maybe Obama should become a member. He talked about offering to build things at his own expense for Washington but never heard back from anyone.

“Conservative Republicans have to win elections,” he proclaimed. In his observations on the Republican Party, Trump said “Governors are saying it’s the stupid party.” He thought this was a horrible statement for a Governor to make because it was something that could come back to haunt you when the Democrat’s now will turn around and use it against you. Trump told fellow conservatives he believed a Party that spent four hundred million dollars on ads that made Obama look like a super hero was a failure, and that spending money like this with not one victory showed something was seriously wrong.

About himself, he revealed he’d made over eight billion dollars in his life and employed tens of thousands of people. When he filled out his financial forms (when considering running for President in 2012) people were surprised. He said he was continually criticized by “total light weights” – guys in dirty shirts who would say about him, “Donald Trump? He’s nothing.”

Donald went on to explain people liked success and though he liked Mitt Romney, he felt the one mistake he made was that he didn’t talk enough about his success and the great things he did. He reflected they were on the defensive instead of being on the offensive where they should have been.

In regards to Iraq, Trump said we spend 1.5 trillion dollars there and we lose great great young people – for what? He said at first he was told it was for the oil, so he thought, okay, I get that – but we didn’t take the oil. He reminded viewers we’re the second largest oil reserve after Saudi Arabia. He believes for soldiers that are killed we should give those parents a million dollars for the son they lost because a million dollars is nothing compared to the money over there.

He described how he just had to place a huge order for televisions from South Korea. Why? People asked him why he didn’t buy the televisions here. “We don’t make televisions here anymore,” he explained.

“We’re run by either very foolish or very stupid people. Our country is a total mess. What we need is leadership,” he opined. He projected if we build and grow our economy, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security all can be affordable again when we have a strong economy. North Dakota has a great supply of energy, but we can’t go get it, he mused, so we go to Saudi Arabia to get it! They can’t believe what they’re getting away with. “The Republicans, and the Democrats, say we gotta cut, we gotta cut, we gotta cut…it’s because we’re not cutting the mustard!”

In closing, Trump said, “We have to bring money in and take back our jobs from China. We have to start building again, manufacturing again and our problems will be solved. Let’s make this country strong again!” The Donald left the stage to strong applause.

Businessman Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2013 (photo: newgroopspeak.com}
Businessman Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2013 (photo: newgroopspeak.com}

Ed.: This article written and reported by Juliana Simone, also appeared on  a CT internet news site.

Constitution Day

September 17, 2016

We The People
Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who are born in the U.S.
or by naturalization, have become citizens.

George Washington

George Washington was the commander of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War and served as the first President of the United States of America. Read More

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was a noted polymath, leading author and printer, satirist, political theorist, politician, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. Read More

Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, economist, political philosopher and led calls for the Philadelphia Convention. Read More

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