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Update: President Prisoners, Pardons, and Passes

December 21, 2016

Written by Juliana Simone

January 17, 2017 – http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/17/obama-frees-bradley-manning-273-criminals/

Obama has earned another designation in the history of the few dozen men who have earned the esteemed title of President of the United States.  He is now the first President to grant the most pardons for felons before leaving office, as well as reducing sentences for those he could not pardon.

In the remaining weeks Barack Hussein Obama (D) holds office as a two term President of the United States, who to this day, dismays many as how he achieved this position, the outgoing President continues his liberal agenda and now puts his pen to work in opening the prison gates for many felons.

On December 19th, 2016, Obama broke records when pardoning 78 people and giving another 153 commutations, the majority of who were incarcerated on drug charges. The liberal agenda among Democrat’s and others, continues to push forward the legalization of marijuana state by state. The easy answer as to why this is because its politics as usual, and in America’s most recent election on November 8th, all states who had legalized marijuana laws voted for the scandal-ridden and unlikable democrat candidate Hillary Clinton.

If they can dope up the rest of the country, the green light is on for future impaired and allegedly lawless candidates like Mrs. Clinton. The uninformed voter will always fail to see that those elected used to taxpayer money and who live off the fat of the land,  heartily take their few coins they contribute with meager earnings, and will work to find any way to keep themselves in this elected position at whatever cost. If it means drugging their electorate, fine – in their thinking, ‘works for me!’ Remember the democrat party is the one who sends campaign volunteers/staffers into convalescent homes to pick up lifeless wrists to fill in the dot for their candidate come election time. A stoned youth or latter-day baby boomer demographic adds more to the fold.

The list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_granted_executive_clemency_by_Barack_Obama

Releasing the majority of America’s worst enemies interned at Guantanamo Bay, a detention center in Cuba, Obama brought the amount of prisoners from 242 to 61 this August. Obama hopes to get this number down to zero before leaving office. With twenty prisoners still on the hopeful list of transfer, there will be 41 men left who are considered too dangerous to release. The majority were from Yemen or Afghanistan and have been released to the United Arab Emirates, who the Pentagon said was considered a safe country where they could be rehabilitated, before being sent to half way houses and then freedom.

Perhaps Barack and Michelle Obama can invite them to their home as guests, since they consider them to be normal people that would easily fit into society.

This is only liberal ideology, however, not actual action. It’s much easier for this small but intent partisan group to pontificate and philosophize generous ideas of inclusion, and then fly away in their private jets or drive away in their limousines and leave the mess they created behind for the general public to experience. Witness not only the recent tragic carnage in Berlin the other day, under Chancellor Angela Merkel’s new government for Germany which has allowed over 80, 000 refugees into their capital city, but the long trail of deadly incidents that have occurred under President Obama and his eight year term from this same group with ties to ISIS living within U.S. borders.

As remaining heads of state continue to push through the agenda of allowing more foreign individuals residency who wish to cause their own country’s citizens harm, and who continue to open the jail cells to prisoners found guilty of heinous crimes by their own peers and the judicial system so they can roam the streets freely, all people should embrace any means of protection while recognizing those who implemented the legislation that put their lives and families at risk, are riding around with security detail.

There’s still hope for former NFL football player O.J. Simpson, who if pardoned or released on a reduced sentence by Obama, can continue to search for the “real killers” of his ex-wife, Nicole.  He promised to do this after being found not guilty by a jury, yet it was clear to the majority of people who watched the trial 24/7, the man murdered two people in cold blood. Surely there must be a request from O.J. for Obama to give him a ‘get out of jail free’ card sitting on the retiring President’s desk. Whether there is or is not, something for BHO to consider…they could always play a good game of golf together in Hawaii.



Post-Election Day “Conservative Chat” With Columnist Don Pesci: Video Link

Connecticut columnist Don Pesci and Barkhamsted RTC Chair Juliana Simone on set of “Conservative Chat” – a half-hour political interview show in it’s 12th year.

The day after Election Day, November 8th, 2016, Connecticut’s veteran columnist, Don Pesci, and Barkhamsted Republican Town Committee Chair and political commentator, Juliana Simone, discuss this past election, Election Day results, national and state, the media and its role in the election, our next President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, the post- Election Day speeches of House Speaker Paul Ryan, losing democrat candidate Hillary Clinton, President Obama, a quick pick choice for Trump’s cabinet, and more! 

Juliana Simone has hosted this half-hour political interview program since December of 2005, has worked on federal and state campaigns, reported from national venues such as CPAC and the Southern Republican Leadership Conference as a writer, ran for the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2006 and worked for the Connecticut House Republicans.  

For more from Don Pesci, who has a long and impressive history himself, visit his blog: Connecticut Commentary: Red Notes From A Blue State. Don and Juliana have taped many episodes of “Conservative Chat” together and will continue to do more. 

Video link to this show: https://communityaccesstv.viebit.com/player.php?hash=c4LOayy2eM8K

Connecticut political commentator’s Don Pesci and Juliana Simone in 2015.

Congratulations, president-elect Donald J. Trump – You’re Hired! – And where we are today


Written by Juliana Simone

Election Day, November 8th, 2016, kept Americans up late that night and well into the early morning hours of the following day to wait to hear the final results of who would be the next President of the United States. What some believed could have been declared hours earlier, as it became more and more clear the election was going to be won by the republican candidate as important swing states that traditionally vote democrat went his way, the media anchors, with pinched and bitter faces, finally called the election for Donald J. Trump, and his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, now the United States vice president-elect.

Winning five important states that the former Republican challenger for America’s highest office, former Massachusetts Governor and businessman Mitt Romney failed to – Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Iowa, and Wisconsin.


Republican Governor Scott Walker, originally a competing contestant for the nomination to represent his party in this election before dropping out earlier than some others from the original seventeen-member bench, along with Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan (WI-1), who was also the running-mate to Mitt Romney in 2012, must have helped Trump win in Wisconsin, a state no republican candidate for president has won since 1984.

Another big win for Trump was the state of Michigan, who also has traditionally voted Democrat. Although still to this date, with 100% reporting, Trump’s numbers have not been able to be chipped away enough with what was originally around a fifteen thousand lead, the usual democrat methods of finding lost ballot boxes in closets and trunks of cars, voters who double dip with two addresses or more dead people rising from their graves to go to their polling places. They have whittled it down to a smaller lead, but have unsuccessfully been able to find enough to show America that Michigan is still blue. In fact, after great delay, they have now declared Michigan for Trump.

Why would Michigan vote for the democrat President nominee? Their state has been in horrible economic distress for decades, which is what gave the film industry independent filmmaker Michael Moore, when he released his movie “Roger & Me,” which showcased thirty thousand people suddenly out of work when General Motors closed all of its factory doors in this town, leaving it shattered. Blue collar workers heard Trump’s message around the country, and agreed it was democrat policy under the Obama’s and President Bill Clinton, that took their jobs away and left them ruined.

Surprisingly close with this in mind, Trump still won the state however slim the margin. In Michigan, that’s “huge” as Trump would say, as he became known for using embellished adjectives such as this since he first declared his run, however sincere. With 100% reporting, Trump still has won the state by just over thirteen thousand.

From Michigan Secretary of the State Ruth Johnson’s official page, last updated Nov. 10th. (This does not include the 3.61% that went to Gary Johnson or 1.07% to Green candidate Jill Stein plus a couple of other very small percentages to two other ballot entries. (The Michigan SOTS has now announced she will call the state at the end of this month.)


Republican Trump, Donald J. 2,277,914 47.60%
Democratic Clinton, Hillary 2,264,807 47.33%

A sore point most imaginably among both the sitting democrat administration under President Obama along with the Clinton’s and the Democrat National Committee, they would perceive padding votes or fudging numbers to win this state post-election a feather in their cap. Voters can only hope election law and the registrar of voters who represent the people and the votes they cast, still upholds the law.

Arizona was also officially given to Trump, earning him their eleven electoral votes, but was also one example of a state that commonly votes Republican, has perhaps been altered by demographics of more and more illegal aliens moving within its borders.

This brought the electoral vote totals of Trump at 279 to Clinton’s 218, then 222; with Arizona’s eleven electoral votes, Trump’s final count went up to 290 and Clinton 232. Now with Michigan and sixteen electoral votes, Trump goes up to 306 and Clinton at 232.

Which brings us to the now on-going popular vote argument. The liberal mainstream media quickly grabbed on to a small lead, the scandal-ridden democrat candidate, former SOS Hillary Clinton, had among individual voter counts.

One anchor shrilly stated on camera in the wee hours of November 9th, that Trump does not have a mandate then, a popular political cliché among liberals when they lose, and told viewers that Trump could not change any Obama policy or direct the country in any of the ways he clearly and often described in his campaign addresses, rallies and interviews. As votes continue to be counted, Trump is expected to win the popular vote, as well. If illegal votes alone were taken away from Mrs. Clinton, some predict she’d lose as much as two million votes right there with investigation, but easily, the popular vote as is totaled in recent years.

Still, democrat operatives have been diligently padding votes behind the curtains since Election Day for their failed candidate, and have increased the number of cast ballots for her by hundreds of thousands, to try and save face with the claim of winning the popular vote. With projected timelines of counting and perhaps recounts it could be some time before the real figure is produced.

The 24/7 talking points from the liberal media who did everything under the sun to win an election for a party nominee Trump’s third and final Campaign Manager, Kellyanne Conway, called correctly on a popular network news program, “a lemon,” failed to see what Conway and so many voters did equally. Clinton was a lemon, not only in 2008, when the democrats were grateful an unknown candidate, Barack Hussein Obama, came out of nowhere as a junior senator with a poor voting record who resonated with voters, regardless of party to make a momentous occasion, usurped her and took her off the stage.  Worse and again in 2016, Clinton remained a lemon as she actually added eight years of scandal, corruption and baggage to her already bruised reputation rather than using that time to redeem herself and improve her image.

Despite this fact, the liberal media and the pollsters did everything they could to help the sorely wounded nominee to the finish. The nightly news, newspapers, once perceived as the legitimate source for authenticity, and radio updates told American citizens day in and day out, that Clinton had it in the bag. The blackout they enforced on any positive news about Trump and negative news about Clinton, was a glaring example of a near future that no longer regarded the First Amendment of the Constitution and threw out any objective journalism that had always been their creed.

Even today, as this post continues to be updated, the once-respected media at large, stays on track in announcing false information about the election on either side, and highlight sub-stories as the news tries to distract viewers from the national joy the majority of American’s are feeling with Trump’s election. Choosing to focus on riots paid for by the extreme left in a few areas across the country, their narrative is to say so many people are upset with Trump being elected – a complete disingenuous message that is made up from both sour grapes in their notable loss, and a desperate attempt to somehow turn around totals that show Trump won in a large way.


If Clinton had been elected, voters would be seeing feel-good pieces 24/7 about meeting with interior designers and how she is going to redecorate her living quarters in the White House, though they’d probably leave out former President Bill Clinton’s plans for his separate space. We’d see her laughing and having lunch with daughter Chelsea, the invitation list that included all kinds of Hollywood celebrities, women crying with joy at her election, the balloons falling when the media called her win, and the menu of what would be served after her inauguration.

There would be no mention, as always, of the many still existing scandals that surround her and any continuing FBI investigations, possible impeachment, health issues or for anyone else, probing personal reporting into her non-existing marriage with the former President.

The media continues to censor stories about Trump voters who continue to get assaulted almost to the point of death, whether they’re beaten up on campus or dragged out of their cars, with no repercussions from school administrators or police, but recites stories about minorities being threatened or feeling threatened in their dorms or communities since Trump’s election, which prove to be false.

An irony in Hillary Clinton’s remark during a speech at a fundraiser about Trump supporter’s being deplorables, was that not only were many of her voters that in the same, but she herself. Who had a longer list of unacceptable actions than her, under the list of titles she chose to list at the end of her campaign stump speeches when she had nothing else to say other than to insult her opponent? She who proclaimed she’d be “taking the high road” appearance after appearance only took the stage to slur Donald Trump. No policy. No vision. No apologies. No honesty. No loyalty. No transparency. No patriotism. Game over.

Almost ten days after the election, the liberal media still tries to undermine president-elect Donald Trump on a daily basis. This is their mission, and a sad one it is considering the innumerable problems facings our states, nation and world today.  A continual whine disputing who won the popular vote, despite the reality that a considerable majority of Clinton’s cast ballots were not legit, as well as their complaint Trump’s choices of impending cabinet members have not yet been chosen by this early date, compared to his predecessors, keep the media in the unsuitable and embarrassing light they deserve to stay in.

President-elect Donald Trump will create an exceptional team of professional’s to go forward with him under his administration to make America great again. He is a man that will keep his campaign promises and a man who will implement justice both fairly and resolutely.

George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum: The Dedication Ceremony


United States of America President George W. Bush (43) with former First Lady and wife, Laura Bush at the opening of their library.


Written by Juliana Simone

April 25, 2013

Dallas, TX – The four former United States of America Presidents, plus the country’s current Commander-In-Chief, attended this morning’s ceremony on the campus of Southern Methodist University.

Presidents Jimmy Carter, George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton and the honoree George W. Bush were in attendance, as well as, President Barack Obama.

An estimated crowd of ten thousand came to witness the ceremony. What is probably the most intense security in our country’s history, was positioned to protect all of the notables on hand from possible terrorism.

Some of the many guests included former Bush Administration members like Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Vice President Dick Cheney and Colin Powell, former world leaders like England’s Prime Minister Tony Blair and Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and sports figures like former Dallas Cowboy quarterback Troy Aiken. Rice, a close friend to the former President, also spoke at the event.

All five wives of the Presidents were on hand including Hillary Clinton who is not seen very often in public with her husband Bill. If pundits are correct, and Mrs. Clinton, currently 65, is seeking the Democrat Party’s nomination for a second time in 2016 when Obama’s second term ends, the shrewd former First Lady would not make the error to miss this feel-good publicity moment among peers and voters.  The five Presidents spouses appeared lively and well.

With the namesake of the library and museum speaking last, the other four men were to speak in chronological order starting with Jimmy Carter and leading up to our current sitting President Obama. George W.’s father, who preceded him in holding the title of President of the United States, spoke after Carter and before Bill Clinton.

The Democrat Presidents put politics aside and noted accomplishments of Bush’s they admired under his two terms, such as his unwavering response to terrorism after 911, when over three thousand people died when the World Trade Center’s two towers fell to the ground after Islamist terrorists hijacked American commercial jets, and flew them into the buildings without warning.

Jimmy Carter, delivering his words in sunglasses, told George W. Bush, “I am filled of admiration for you and your contributions to the most needy people on Earth.” This was in regards to Bush’s influence on Congress to give funding for AIDS relief for Africa among other humanitarian deeds.

The senior Bush, escorted out by a military usher, told viewers and onlookers in a brief speech, “It’s a great pleasure to be here to honor our oldest son. Thank you all for coming.”  He received a standing ovation. He jested about his speech to his son after leaving the lectern, “too long?” They laughed. Later he said modestly “We are happy to be here. God Bless America.”

His wife, Barbara, was at his side to join in the event of the library and museum dedicated to her son. Some of her comments to the press and guests showed she has lost little of her wit and spunk that made her a favorite First Lady.

An interview between George and Laura Bush, and veteran reporter Diane Sawyer, the night before the library’s dedication on ABC, showed many Americans for the first time President Bush was a painter among many other things. President Ronald Reagan was known for his doodles, and collectors spent good sums for them. Bush takes his artwork up a step. Sawyer’s interview revealed some of his paintings that show the forty-third President is quite talented.

Noting this, former President number two on the list, Bill Clinton, remarked on his colleague’s artistry, and used the wit and smile that made America forgive him time and time again through each scandal to win over the crowd. After expressing his opinions of Bush’s artwork and referring to self-portraits of a personal nature where Bush is bathing, Clinton, a Democrat, said he considered asking Bush to do a similar painting of him, but then thought better of it. “Those bathroom sketches are great, but at my age, I think I should keep on my suit,” he mused. (laughter)

Clinton, though a member of the opposing party, became close to George W.’s father, Bush 41, when they worked on different humanitarian projects together. Clinton and Bush even appeared side by side in commercials together promoting their cause that mixed humor and urgency. They are both Yale University graduates.

Sitting Democrat President Barack Hussein Obama, opened with some kind and thoughtful words where he expounded on recollection, “The last time we all got together was just before I took office.  And I needed that.  Because as each of these leaders will tell you, no matter how much you may think you’re ready to assume the office of the presidency, it’s impossible to truly understand the nature of the job until it’s yours, until you’re sitting at that desk.

And that’s why every President gains a greater appreciation for all those who served before him; for the leaders from both parties who have taken on the momentous challenges and felt the enormous weight of a nation on their shoulders.  And for me, that appreciation very much extends to President Bush.

The first thing I found in that desk the day I took office was a letter from George, and one that demonstrated his compassion and generosity.  For he knew that I would come to learn what he had learned — that being President, above all, is a humbling job.  There are moments where you make mistakes.  There are times where you wish you could turn back the clock.  And what I know is true about President Bush, and I hope my successor will say about me, is that we love this country and we do our best.”

He continued, “…we know President Bush the man.  And what President Clinton said is absolutely true — to know the man is to like the man, because he’s comfortable in his own skin.  He knows who he is.  He doesn’t put on any pretenses.  He takes his job seriously, but he doesn’t take himself too seriously.  He is a good man.

But we also know something about George Bush the leader.  As we walk through this library, obviously we’re reminded of the incredible strength and resolve that came through that bullhorn as he stood amid the rubble and the ruins of Ground Zero, promising to deliver justice to those who had sought to destroy our way of life.

We remember the compassion that he showed by leading the global fight against HIV/AIDS and malaria, helping to save millions of lives and reminding people in some of the poorest corners of the globe that America cares and that we’re here to help.

We remember his commitment to reaching across the aisle to unlikely allies like Ted Kennedy, because he believed that we had to reform our schools in ways that help every child learn, not just some; that we have to repair a broken immigration system; and that this progress is only possible when we do it together…”

But later he seemed to politicize the event and use the occasion to lobby for current legislation under his party’s proposal that is not very popular with Republicans and even among some immigrants. Many commentators agreed post-ceremony this was not the occasion to talk about D.C. agenda. Obama, who has been notorious throughout his Presidency among critics for “blaming Bush” (Bush 43) for all of his woes as the current Commander-in-Chief even years later into his second term, seemed today to do so one more time in an indirect way.

Bringing up the issue of immigration reform, he surmised if this is passed it’s because of Bush who was the first United States President to seek some solution to this major task. “…If we do that, it will be in large part thanks to the hard work of President George W. Bush…”

The major difference is George W. Bush sought answers to this populace out of compassion. Obama, and his equally minded democrat strategists, press to pass this law to increase their numbers at the polls on Election Day and assure the locking in of their party’s majority in Washington for generations to come.

The forty-third President of the United States and the man whose history as our country’s elected two term leader is the namesake of this library and museum was the final speaker.

He presented a memorable speech that melded traditional self-deprecating humor with poignancy. He joked briefly about a library being named after him when it was the last place you would have found him as a youth.

“One of the things about democracies is people are free to disagree. It’s fair to say I gave people plenty of opportunities to exercise that right,” Bush said with a chuckle.

On a more serious note, he told the thousands on hand and millions of viewers that in accessing his own legacy he believed future generations would see “we stayed true to our convictions…and it wasn’t easy…”

Bush said in regards to his father in an understandably emotional delivery, “Dad taught me how to be President. Before that, he showed me how to be a man.”  The second member of the Bush family to swear to preserve, protect and defend the constitution told his father the forty-first President, “it is awesome you’re here today” for this dedication.

After his speech, he held up his three-fingered W sign with his right hand to the people alongside his smiling wife Laura. A procession of military guard carried flags off of the stage and the five Presidents with their wives followed them as the ceremony came to an end.

George H.W. Walker had recent serious health issues with a bronchial infection that made his presence on stage at the age of eighty-eight especially meaningful for his son. He also suffers from Parkinson’s disease. The veteran hero and navy pilot who America fell in love with when watching the footage of his being rescued at sea after bailing out of his jet airplane after being shot down, chose to parachute out of a plane on his 75th birthday. He continued this fete for five years and resumed the event on his 85th birthday after hip replacement surgery. It was the seventh jump for the father of six.

As for future politics, the Bush family which is a true picture postcard of real family values, seemed split about the idea of George W.’s brother Jeb, the former Governor of Florida who was also on hand, running for President. His brother supported him whole heartedly saying, “He would be a marvelous candidate.”  His mother discouraged the notion saying in her view, as a Bush through marriage, there have been enough Bush’s now. Even if Jeb decides to pass on a run for the highest office, there are many younger generations of Bush’s who could someday make history by becoming the third member of a family to hold the title of United States President.

On a final excerpt of the Diane Sawyer interview shown this evening on ABC Nightly News, Laura Bush is shown giving a tour to Diane of the new museum and shows her a tube of “hanging chads.” (they laugh) {Editor: “hanging chads” was a paper ballot ‘condition’ which included “dimpled chads” which was conceived by the Gore campaign after losing the 2000 Presidential election to George W. Bush by an electoral vote count. Gore contested the win and it came down to which candidate won the state of Florida. Gore’s attorneys hoped if enough ballots thrown out because the vote cast was not discernible, after being combed over a second time for any “hanging” or “dimpled” chad, he would overturn the outcome and be declared President. The most rabid Gore supporters and mainstream media reporters could not come up with the missing numbers to overturn the election.}

The admirable former First Lady also reminded Sawyer about her husband’s “No Child Left Behind” work for education reform. While working on this, 9-1-1 suddenly happened and everything changed, she said. She shows Sawyer a big piece of metal on display in the museum that is from the point of impact in the second tower. They mention how President Bush’s relief saved millions of lives in Africa from malaria and AIDS. The tour concludes with Laura showing Diane an exact replica of the Oval Office while her husband occupied it, including the desk that became famous during President John Kennedy’s term while being photographed with his son John Jr. hiding underneath and peering at the photographer as a young boy. An excerpt of the last address of George W. Bush as President is broadcast where he tells American citizens, “I will now carry the title that means more to me than any other – citizen.”

There are twenty-one Presidential libraries throughout the country which in addition to Bush 43 are dedicated to Clinton, Nixon, Bush 41, Reagan, Ford, Carter, Johnson, Kennedy, Eisenhower, Truman, Roosevelt, Hoover, Coolidge, Wilson, McKinley, Hayes, Grant, Lincoln, John Quincy Adams and our Founding Father George Washington. Thirteen are maintained by the Office of Presidential Libraries which is part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and eight are maintained by states or private organizations. The cost of the new library and museum was two hundred and fifty million, the most to date of any other Presidential library, but the expense was all paid for by private funds and donations.