My Dream Encounter with Hillary Clinton

I spent my night in a dream avoiding Hillary Clinton at the bar and looking for my lost shoe. -Jeremy Griffith

I spent my night in a dream avoiding Hillary Clinton at the bar and looking for my lost shoe. -Jeremy Griffith

Dreams can be weird and last night I had the weirdest. I haven’t visited this blog for months so I thought I would tell you about it. This my dream encounter with Hillary Clinton.

So I was celebrating, in my dream, the election of Donald Trump and the trouncing of Hillary Clinton, the worst democrat candidate in the history of bad candidates, when I’m approached at the bar by none other than Hillary Clinton. Now I’m dressed in a nice suit and tie with my nice Army black dress shoes, the patton leather ones. She’s looking all haggard and in disarray, morn full over her epic loss. She says to me, “well Jeremy I guess you have something to brag about in your little blog now. But just you wait, your comupance will come.”

I was stunned. I thought to myself, doesn’t the former Secretary of State have better things to do than slum it with us in a Minneapolis bar?Here in  Minnesota at least she could hide among her many supporters, we’re such a blue state.

Tim Walz was with her, our smarmy representative here in Minnesota and he introduced himself to me saying. “Well, Mr. Griffith, it looks like I’m going to be your congressman for a little while longer!” He had a huge smile on his smug face.

“Yes, that is too bad. Enjoy your victory while you can,” I said, shaking his sweaty hand. “I hope you have conference meetings with your new peer from the second district, Jason Lewis!” I’m still miffed about Walz’s razor thin win over Jim Hagedorn, but I guess that is politics. At least I can console myself with the notion that we Republicans have the majority in the house and the senate, and a quasi-republican president in the White House. The former popular libertarian radio talk show host Lewis was elected handily in the second district of Minnesota and will be a good representative to offset the miserably inept Walz.

Clinton approaches me again as Walz politely drifts off into the woodwork. Her breath smells of alcohol and she seems a bit unsteady on her feet. She says, “don’t think for one second, my dear fellow, that we Clintons are done. You haven’t seen the last of us!” She had a slight lisp in her voice.

“Madam Secretary,” I said, very polite. “You’re political ambitions are done. You might as well take your ill-gotten gains from your fake foundation and move quickly to a non-extradition country and retire before you get audited. If you do have a future, it is in the slim hope that your daughter Chelsea wins a New York house seat as you have planned!”

That comment earned me a slap from Hillary, with stunned me and which led me to lose one of my shoes under the bar, which was never recovered. Shocked I turned to Chelsea, who was standing there in tow behind her mother, acting meek. I said to her, “Chelsea if you do run for office, don’t act like your corrupt parents. You’ll get slaughtered if you do. We’re making America Great Again!” I spent the rest of my dream looking for my lost shoe.

So how weird is that? I’m grateful that Donald Trump has beat Hillary, I’m sorry to have Sergeant Major Walz as my rep again, but then, he has to run again in two years and hopefully we can get someone to beat him. I hope Chelsea won’t run, little chance of that. I guess all my concerns, fears and hopes came out in this one dream. It will be such a relief to not have to talk politics for a while.

Good luck Mr. Trump, I hope you can turn this country around.

Sad remembrances for a lost boy, on the baseball field

By Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium

 

Twins baseball was a lot of fun tonight. It was my second or third time in the new Target Field stadium and my wife’s first. We had tried to attend a game earlier in the year with friends, but it rained. While they still played that game, it was a downpour and we had decided not to stay. Thankfully the ball club offered to redeem our tickets for tonight’s game and we got a chance to come and see my beloved team play, and OMG they won! Tonight was one of the happiest of my life as we watched the Twins blow out the White Sox 11-3.

The nights have not been so happy for one Minnesota family, who sadly have endured 27 years of anguish and misery. This week state police have announced that the body of kidnapped boy Jacob Wetterling was found. His family must feel a mix of anguish and relief after this long nightmare has ended. Tonight, the Twins ball club made the decision to hold a moment of silence for the deceased boy and his family before the start of the game. It was classy, dignified, and solemn.

Of course nothing we can do singularly or in a group to assuage the pain of the Wetterling family. We can try, and we must, but in the end there is nothing. We must hold them in our thoughts and prayers, even as we express our collective outrage for the evil man who robbed his family of the life of a young boy.

I have a suggestion as to what the government should do with the suspect of this crime, once he is convicted. I think there should be a lottery, supervised by the very same people who operate the Minnesota State Lottery. Instead of one winner with a large cash payout, there should be 50 winners chosen. No cash award. Only an opportunity. An opportunity to stand in a line all at once, all fifty winners and take their turn demonstrating our collective outrage at this man for what he’s done with a single punch, kick, or elbow strike to the suspect’s head, torso and groin, one per person. That would be justice. If that doesn’t kill the man, (I use the term loosely, because he’s not a man, more of an animal) then there should be another lottery for a ten person firing squad. That should end the ordeal. That would be justice.

The proceeds for this lotto should be offered to the families to help them through their grief and to aid with programs to prevent the abduction and abuse of young children. I think given the circumstances, every Minnesotan would buy a ticket to support such a worthy cause.

Of course that won’t happen, but if it would be nice if it could happen. Many Minnesotans would agree I think that something like that should be done, in order for there to be retribution, but our politicians sadly don’t have the stomach for it. Instead we’ll just have to wait and see the slow wheels of justice take their course. I don’t want to see another interview with a killer on Netflix. I just want this man to die.

It’s hard to fathom all that this family has lost, what this little boy has lost. His whole life is gone, every experience he was privileged to take a part in, what all of us take part in: taking in a ball game, a band concert, reading books and traveling; falling in love and growing up, all of that is gone. It’s gone not only for this boy, but for his family as well who would have shared his life and enjoyed it with him, had he lived. It is such a shame. We are all so heartbroken for this child that no words can express how we feel, and there are no words or gestures sufficient to take away the pain. All we can say is, we’re sorry. So very sorry, for your loss.

Simone Biles is a blessing and an example to us all!

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The Indomitable Simone Biles

by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium

The Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro have certainly been a shimmering example to all of us what individual drive, determination, and skill can achieve. The Americans, more than any other nation, has shown what rugged individualism, not collectivism, can do on the world stage. Here are some of my thoughts on that.

Simone Biles, the sprite little African-American woman leading in the American Women’s Gymnastics team has just been an inspiration to watch. So poised and commanding in every event she participates in. She’s a little spitfire. She’s won how many medals and it’s only day six? How many more can she get? The gymnastics team has been a great example of teamwork and camaraderie and esprit de corps these past few days, so positive and supportive of each other. I want to point out that little Simone, the giant in that little body, who people are now calling the most dominant athlete in the world, didn’t come to this pinnacle with a lot of advantages. In fact she was very disadvantaged.

Born of a drug addicted mother, abandoned by an absentee father, this girl was the poster child for Planned Parenthood, her highest aspiration to be harvested for arms, legs and tissue in the name of science. Thank you Jesus that her mother did deliver this little black baby into the world, and thank you Jesus that her loving grandparents adopted her. They home-schooled her, and took her to the gym every day, because I guess she was a little wiggle worm, always active. Instead of putting her on Ritalin and delivering her to a state school, they took it upon themselves to teach her themselves and encourage her passion of gymnastics. She missed proms, all those social events that high-schoolers love, she spent tireless hours in the gym, 300 days a year, the report on the TV said. And look how it paid off.

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Simone Biles’s life is a stunning indictment of all of the leftist propaganda filth we’ve been bombarded with all of these years. You don’t need a failing school. You don’t need the state to run your life. You don’t need wealth redistribution, we don’t need the state saying, oh, you’re young and black, you really don’t have a shot, let us take care of you. Screw you, leftists! What you need is a good home, loving parents, and the drive and determination to fulfill your own dreams.

We’re told: homeschoolers won’t be competitive in the marketplace. They’re goofy and weird and they won’t fit in. How are they going to adjust to social interaction if she stays at home all day with her parents? Excuse me?! Simone Biles seems to have turned out fine. In fact she’s better than fine. She’s a champion.

Can we now divorce ourselves of the ideas of leftist socialism and see things for what they really are? We don’t need a village. The state doesn’t need to raise our kids. We need to raise our kids, and when the public school system fails us, as they inevitably will, we take it upon ourselves to educate our children. Screw the state and wealth redistribution. Hard work and dedication are the keys to achieving our dreams, not social engineering.

Look at the opponents of our team: socialist countries who take the kids away and train them in state schools. The Chinese gymnasts, as good as they are, have struggled against our team. The Russians, also good, have not measured up. I take this as an object lesson that despite it all, Republican Government, where we honor free will and personal achievement still trumps collectivism and the worship of the state.

Someone said to me recently, I can’t watch the Olympics, they’re all so PERFECT! Well how do you think they got that way/ They worked hard! Put down the Cheetos and soda, get off your ass, and go out and do likewise! Stop bitching!

Margaret Sanger must be spinning in her grave. The racist mother of Planned Parenthood who plotted to destroy minorities in America with her Eugenics and abortion clinics, who called black people “human Weeds” must be very sick to her stomach now, observing from whatever level of Hell she now occupies. Good. Can we now say that the color of our skin does not determine our destiny, our heart, soul, and intellect do? Go to Hell, Margaret, we never needed you.

A few more comments and then I’m done. I’ve seen this meme out there about Michael Phelps. It suggests that you can do dope and still achieve your dreams. What a load of crap! Michael Phelps is the most successful Olympic athlete of all time in spite of his off again on again flirtation with drugs and alcohol. In fact those things only served to derail his life for a short time until he figured it out and got his life back together for the most epic of come-backs. You don’t need weed, or booze, you just need belief in yourself coupled with hard work and determination. That is the take-away from Michael Phelps life. The marijuana people are out to lunch. They had the munchies when they wrote that meme. They should abuse the pot less and get out off the couch and go lead more active lifestyles. It would be better for them.

As I continue to watch the Olympics, I am continually inspired. Maybe that’s the point of having these every two to four years, so we watch the achievements of our athletes and maybe get a little motivated ourselves. I like it and I can’t wait to see more. Good luck to all the athletes of every nation competing. I hope your days of competition are joyous, peaceful and free of distraction.

For further reading:

http://ijr.com/2016/08/670154-please-stop-what-you-are-doing-for-a-moment-and-watch-simone-biles-defy-gravity/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=Partners&utm_term=PRM7&utm_campaign

Suicide Squad Wins, Rotten Tomatoes are losers!

Jared Leto is a scary Joker!

Jared Leto is a scary Joker!

by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium

 

I’m not a big fan of the movie critique site Rotten Tomatoes, and this weekend’s viewing of Suicide Squad further confirms my feelings about them. I’m about to sign the petition to request that Rotten Tomatoes be permanently shut down. The movie rocked, and the critics sucked.

 

Suicide Squad with Jared Leto as the Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot and introducing Margot Robbie as Joker’s love interest Harley Quinn was about as good as can be, knowing that it is about very bad people doing a little good. According to the aforementioned critique website, it ranked 25% from the critics and 75% of audience members loved it. That means the critics thought it sucked and of course they were wrong. Dead wrong. In every category that mattered, Suicide Squad is a huge success. Please, if you are a movie critic that has contributed to Rotten Tomatoes, take my advice. Maybe you should find another job, perhaps in manufacturing? Talking about movies clearly isn’t your thing.

 

The only movie that I liked better than Suicide Squad so far this year is the documentary from conservative writer Dinesh D’Souza entitled Hillary’s America. I’m still burning about that one, which earned a critic score of 5% and a fan rating of 85%. I guess when it comes to Hollywood, conservatives suck and their movies should be panned. I don’t know what their motivation is with this movie, but clearly they aren’t good judges of a movie’s character.

 

Here is what I observed. Jared Leto as the Joker is scary, haunting and humorous at the same time. I thought he was actually scary. Leto truly picked something dark out from down deep and he showed it to us, to our horror. Not since Heath Ledger have we enjoyed and been horrified by the comic book character this much. He’s on the edge and if I might say, I really hope this Joker isn’t a one off like Ledger’s. I really want to see this character again. Someone get Leto a shrink and monitor his vitals. We don’t want what happened to Ledger to swallow him too.

Insanity with an AK!

Insanity with an AK!

Robbie’s depiction of Harley Quinn is amazing. She makes bad look really, really good. Most of the time when you leave bed sheets in a cage, the prisoner offs themselves. Not so with Quinn. She ties the sheet across her cell like a hammock and entertains her captors in Circa Solei like performance art. Every time she walks across the screen wearing extra short sequined blue short shorts and wielding a baseball bat, she commands the attention of ever male in the house. The crazy love affair she has with Leto’s Joker is amazing and her interaction with her fellow homicidals is funny and frightening at the same time.

 

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn

Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn

Will Smith’s performances is always solid and I liked the interplay between the evil of a paid serial killer and a father who loves his daughter and wants to look out for her welfare. Another noted performance was that of Joel Kinnaman as Colonel Rick Flag. I thought his character was sufficiently complex to drive the plot. Tomatoes predictably gives him a splat of no more than 26%, another reason they suck and should go away. Indeed, Tomatoes has not been kind to Kinnaman. He gets the splat for most of his roles with a couple of notable exceptions. He gets high marks for a role he played in the English version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and for his TV series work as a detective Stephan Holder in The Killing. We liked the Killing and we can’t believe the transition from that skinny strung out and jaded character to the forceful and confident special ops colonel. It makes you wonder what Tomatoes is smoking.

 

I should also mention Ben Affleck’s Batman/Bruce Wayne. I’m beginning to think that Christian Bale has competition for the best Batman ever in Affleck. He only has a few short scenes, but he demands the screen whenever he is there. His interaction between Smith’s Deadshot is believable and cool. And his extra scene with Viola Davis’s character of Amanda Waller makes you wonder what the franchise has in store for the future. I can’t wait.

 

Bottom line up front, I loved this movie, and Rotten Tomatoes sucks. They should pack it up and go home. Homeless bums in the Walmart parking lot would have better judgment as to what makes a good movie than these professional writers. We should hire them and get them off the street while letting the critics take their place with the signs.

 

Oh, by the way, according to Forbes Magazine, the movie raked in $65 million on Friday alone, which included about $20 million in previews and $5.8 million in IMAX tickets. That should tell you something. That documentary I liked, that made about $4 million total it’s first weekend. Just saying. Go read the Forbes article here. Or better yet, go see the movie.

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2016/08/06/box-office-suicide-squad-scores-insane-65m-friday/#117617bc661a

 

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/suicide_squad_2016/

 

 

The Devil’s Delusion: A Review

by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium

 

This past week I got a chance to see the movie by Ray Comfort called “The Atheist Delusion”. Today I’m going to share a few of my thoughts on it.

 

So the title of this article is a little misleading since the movie I’m reviewing, “The Atheist Delusion”, is similar but not the same as my title. That’s because upon doing research for this review, I found that Ray totally ripped off his title of his new movie from a book by the same name with basically the same topic. Actually there are two books out there with the same or similar titles: The Atheist Delusion by Phil Fernandes Ph.D. published b Xulon Press, April 6, 2009, and Atheist Delusions by David Bentley Hart, Yale University Press, published April 21, 2009. If you are interested, there is also the Devil’s Delusion by David Berlinski, Basic Books, August 26, 2009. Why all of these books with similar titles in 2009, I began to wonder? When did Richard Dawkins, the famous atheist scientist come out with his book, the God Delusion, I asked myself. Well it turns out that all of these books and the Comfort movie are in response to Dawkins who published his book in 2006, which was then released in the United States in 2008. Buy the way, I haven’t read any of the other books, but they all have great reviews and sound really, really interesting.

 

Having said that, the movie I’m reviewing has nothing to do with the books as far as I can tell, and it shows. I have to say, that is a shame because it sounds like anyone of these books would be a far greater tool to convince young atheists of the error of their ways than this movie was. Ray Comfort, who founded Living Waters, is a guy who likes to take his camera down to the beach and ambush young millennials in order to shame them away from their atheistic hedonism and bring them back into the light of Christianity. He has this thing about lying and “fornication”, what the rest of us would call pre-marital sex, and lust. This movie is no different, except this time he’s armed with a bit of fact. He’s latched onto the idea that DNA, that is deoxyribonucleic acid, the building blocks of you and me and everything living, is so complicated and elegant that it cannot be a result of random chance and evolution.

 

Talking to young millennial college students on the campus of their university, he asks them all the same question: are you an atheist? If they are, then he launches on an analogy that he is sure will work. He presents a book to them, supposedly by himself, talking about evolution and the elegance of DNA and he asks them. “You see this book, with the words, graphics, pictures and so on? Would you say this book is the result of random chance and evolution, or is it the result of intelligent design?” When they inevitably agree that it is the result of design, he goes on and explains to the young minds full of mush that DNA, like a book, is a result of design; complicated and elegant, with a language and structure that is the code for all of life. Everything you are, from your eye color, skin color, hair, your personality, your body type, the condition of your mind, everything you are is a result of DNA. Now how in the world can all of this be the result of random chance and mutation over any given amount of time? Does that make sense to you?”

 

When the millennials reluctantly agree that he’s right, it does sound far fetched, Ray goes into his regular spiel, shaming the kids into a confession of their sinful nature and hopefully getting a few of them to convert to Christianity on the spot. Most however, shrug their shoulders a little, maybe they’ll think about it, but most likely they won’t and they go right back to class.

 

It’s disappointing in that I can see that Ray is kind of on the right track with his reasoning, when presented with the facts about human DNA, indeed anything biological, one must wonder how people still cling to the moribund notion that we are all just “star dust” as Neil deGrasse Tyson and others like him would have us believe, the results of millennia of random chances and mutation, in essence, cosmic accidents.

 

But in my view, Ray cuts too soon to the theological shaming and doesn’t build his case for intelligent design quite enough for my taste. After all, DNA is extremely fascinating and thought provoking, and a mere 62 minute movie, half of which his dedicated to DNA is not enough time to change someone’s perspective, certainly not enough for young college students who have been fed the lie of evolution their whole lives.

 

Indeed, if I showed this movie my young nephew, an atheist himself and quite an intelligent one, I think he would laugh at me in the first 20 minutes and stalk off uninterested. If you show this to anyone, in your Sunday Schools or your churches, make sure it’s the younger ones just starting their science instruction. The older teens and tweens won’t give this one much credence at all. Which, I have to say, is very disappointing. I’m always looking for better tools to convince younger people about the implausibility of the evolutionary worldview and the non-theology theology of the New Atheist. This one wouldn’t be my first choice; indeed, it’s like taking a single-shot 12 gauge to a gunfight when everyone else has automatic weapons.

 

Someone once said that the language and code contained within DNA surpasses the words contained in the world’s largest library, over a 6 billion letters. Another writer, not quite as ambitious in his estimation, said it was the equivalent of 1.5 gigabytes of data, approximately the same as 6,700 books, enough to fill a CD-ROM disc, still quite impressive. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2680849/How-gigabytes-does-make-HUMAN-Physicians-works-genetic-code-just-1-5GB-data.html

 

Considering the scope of the genetic code, it is hard for me to fathom why people still cling to the idea that there is not a higher power and intelligence behind it. Indeed, the necessary elements required to produce life of any sort on this planet far exceeds the burden of anything that can be produced through evolution given any amount of time, a total statistical possibility. I’m left with the idea that people still cling to this outrageous idea, through faith alone, because the idea gives them a certain amount of liberty from traditional values and norms, which they feel are too restrictive. People don’t want to be held accountable to an invisible sky-god who they think is at best a fable and fairy tale and at worst, an uncaring, evil tyrant. If you are convinced you are an animal barely above the most complex and higher animals, then you are free from law and regulations and are relegated to the so-called, law of survival of the fittest. What you get out of life is what you can get for yourself, so it is better to abandon restrictive ethical norms and do what you can to secure what you want and need. As someone said in a film I recently saw on Netflix, there are two kinds of people, those who struggle and those who get what they want.

 

By ditching the traditional Judeo-Christian values, the atheist sheds his restrictions and embraces his baser nature. It has to feel liberating, for a while. But it is the subtle lie that blinds so many, that is why it is so urgent that we try to counteract the folks like Richard Dawkins who try and are very successful in swaying our young and pulling them away from our churches.

 

I had high hopes for this movie therefore, because I understand the urgency. But I felt that Comfort concentrated too little on the elegance of nature and proceeded too soon into his wheelhouse, shaming youth in blatant street ambush attacks. I’m sorry, but I don’t give this movie much better than a two-star in a scale of five. Comfort fails to build on his information on the DNA and lead them on a solid path towards a Christian worldview. He barely transitions from the idea of a creator and proceeds directly to the Bible, assuming that any of these kids have any idea about basic Christian tenants. Indeed, many of these youths probably have never been to church or Sunday school. Convincing them to convert after a 20-minute discussion is just a bride too far, in my view.

 

There are other tools in the toolbox to train and persuade, I just don’t rate this one very highly all.

 

If you want a very good alternative to this movie to show to youth and use as a pursuation tool, I recommend The Privileged Planet and the book by the same name. It does a much better job that this movie does.

 

For an atheist’s perspective read the following:

 

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/crossexamined/2016/07/movie-review-ray-comforts-the-atheist-delusion/

Watch “The Priviledged Planet” trailer below.

Jeremy’s DNC Rant!

Here is everything you need to know about what Jeremy thinks about the DNC this week. Also included are some thoughts about the RNC, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump et all and some interesting insight into Philippine politics and their new President, strongman Rodrigo Duterte. If you have any comments or questions, feel free to comment below. We would love to hear from you, the reader.

Jeremy Griffith
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Jeremy with his honeybear, Roselle.

Jeremy with his honey bear, Roselle.

D’Souza’s Miracle: A Patriotic Filmmaker Who Won’t Shut Up!

by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium
Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza.

Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza.

Dinesh D’Souza, the Indian immigrant to the United States turned patriotic filmmaker, has produced the most fantastic comeback in recent history as his newest film debuts in theaters this weekend. Severely punished on trumped up charges of violating campaign finance law, but really for roundly criticizing president Barack Obama, D’Souza defies government abuse of power and comes back fighting!

 

I watched two great films this weekend, both with great themes. One was an exciting Sci-Fi action thriller Star Trek Beyond, which included a lovely tribute to the old Star Trek cast, especially the recently deceased Leonard Nimoy, the intrepid Mr. Spock. The other film was the patriotic historical film by D’Souza called Hillary’s America, based on his best selling book. I want to talk about the latter one for just a minute.

 

You will remember that D’Souza’s last film about Barack Obama, 2016: Obama’s America became the second highest grossing documentary film in American history. I predict that this latest edition, Hillary’s America will have a running shot at smashing that record! This is the first installment in film of Indian-American immigrant Dinesh D’Souza following his conviction and re-education after a politically motivated judge attempted to silence him with trumped up campaign finance violation charges. D’Souza uses his time in prison to reflect on what happened to him and incorporates it as a theme in his latest film.

 

Most of the time when you run amok of campaign finance laws, you are given a tongue lashing from a judge, given community service and forced to pay a fine. But, if you are a conservative filmmaker who dares to criticize an African-American president and his party, you get the book thrown at you! D’Souza received 9-months in jail and had to undergo re-education i.e. brainwashing, and psychological counseling. You’d think he’d murdered someone! But D’Souza was undaunted, and used his time to study and prepare for his next book and film, one targeting the corrupt Hillary Clinton and her deceptive Democrat party!

 

Interviewing the fellows he was incarcerated with, many of them hardened criminals; he learned the art of the con. There are steps, you see, to becoming a good career criminal and they are these: make a plan; recruit people to help you; make the pitch; execute the plan; and lastly, never give up the con! Petty thugs, organized crime, use this criminal formula and as D’Souza quickly came to realize, corrupt politicians do as well.

 

The American Democrat party has been a party of criminals and the Clintons, Hillary and Bill, are no exception. They have a plan to steal the wealth and power of America and pitch a well-orchestrated con to the American People in an attempt to convince them that they are only working to provide the basics of life for them. That is the big lie. They convince people that they are looking out for the little guy, they get their vote, and then when they get into office, they take their victims for everything they have.

 

D’Souza goes on a journey of discovery into the secret history of the Democrat party and takes us along for the ride. He explores the early days of the Democrat Party to the days of president Andrew Jackson, the racist slave owner and Indian fighter. Jackson is the hallmark of the Democrat party then as now. As a slave owner, he stole the lives and work of African slaves to benefit his own greed and lust for power. D’Souza illustrates this ideology with the phrase, “you work, I eat”! As a landowner, Jackson was a brutal master, stealing the labor and lives of his slaves and punishing them for the slightest malefactions. As president, he drove the Native American peoples to the brink of destruction and then forced the remainder of the Native Peoples onto tiny reservations of worthless land where he continued to degrade and enslave them.

 

This summer I was at Crazy Horse Monument in South Dakota with my wife. Carved in stone higher than Mount Rushmore is the face of defiance, Chief Crazy Horse of the Oglala Lakota Indians! There is a popular theme associated with that monument, a phrase quoted from Chief Crazy Horse himself. When asked where his lands were after the triumph of the white invaders, Crazy Horse pointed and said, “My lands are where my people lie buried!”

“My lands are where my people lie buried!” -Chief Crazy Horse

There is another theme that can be seen there, if you are observant enough to look. This is from prominent Chief and Native American activist Red Cloud who said, “(The white man) made many promises, more than I can remember; he never kept but one, he promised to take our land, and he took it!”

“(The white man) made many promises, more than I can remember; he never kept but one, he promised to take our land, and he took it!” Chief Red Cloud

 

The Democrat Party, the Party of Slavery and the Trail of Tears, has taken everything from Native American Peoples and from the Africans they imported here as slaves. They’ve not changed their ways, but only come up with a new con. Meanwhile the Republican Party has been the party that resisted slavery and championed the rights of the first nation of people on this continent. D’Souza takes us on a historical journey with his film, showing us that the conflict of the Civil War was not one of North and South, as told in the text books, but one of the Republican Party vs. the Democrat Party.

 

Democrats take credit for the civil rights movement, but before they became ‘champions of social justice’ it was the Republican Party that championed that cause and does until this day. The Democrats dragged their feet all the way, instituted the KKK to intimidate blacks from owning guns, voting, or opposing their rule. Indeed, many were lynched by this hideous organization, the military branch of the party, but blacks weren’t the only ones; in addition to 3,000 blacks murdered by the KKK, 1,000 white anti-slave Republicans were also murdered. You don’t hear that in the history books!

 

When the Republicans eventually won the argument and it became clear that the Democrats would soon be relegated to the obscurity of history, for the sake of their own survival, they came up with a new con. They switched sides, but only in public. They would claim to be the new champions of civil rights, economic equality and social justice, while secretly they would be up to their old tricks, stealing that which they did not earn from their unsuspecting victims.

 

Like good con-artists, they would entice their victims, mostly minorities and the very vulnerable, with talk about how they would be the party to help them get a better life, the American dream. What they really were after were the votes to get and keep them in power. When they took over the levers of control, they used them to empower themselves, not the people they espoused to help. That is why the Democrat Party wants to undermine the national immigration laws. They bring people in in great numbers, put them in Ghettos and “reservations”, make promises they don’t keep and then swindle the people they bring in. No one can get out of the ghetto and their one role and purpose is to forever vote for the candidate with a “D” beside their name.

 

Fast forward to the present day. Barack Obama learned from the best Marxist teachers, including progressive hero and con artist Saul Alinsky. Hillary Clinton too was a pupil, she wrote her college thesis about her mentor; but Hillary surpassed her mentor in skill and ability, she took her knowledge past where she found it. It wasn’t enough to continue to push against the government, the leftist progressive movement had to BE the Government!

 

From the onset of Bill and Hillary’s political life together they have been a team for political and criminal corruption. Hillary married Bill full well knowing what he was, an unrepentant womanizer. But it didn’t matter because Bill’s suave air and skillful political speech could woo any crowd and it was what she needed to get what she wanted, which was everything. In exchange for serving to get and keep him elected, she would pounce upon anyone of his detractors, namely the women he had harmed, and destroy their reputations. She was very, very good at that.

 

Together the Clintons built a political machine that could not be opposed. They used their tax-exempt foundation, The Clinton Foundation, to build wealth in the name of charity and they used it to fill their personal coffers. They then used that capitol to help them fight and win political campaigns and gain even more wealth for themselves. One of the most egregious examples of this was the horribly destructive earthquake in Haiti. Ruined by the devastating quake, the Haitian people cried for help. What they got was Bill and Hillary Clinton. The political power couple appealed for cash donations of even the smallest amounts, wired directly to their foundation, and they kept 90 percent of it for themselves. What infrastructure they did bring to Haiti was to corrupt business ventures that directly benefited friends of the Clintons. Today outside the Clinton Foundation in New York, Haitian immigrants still protest the fraud that is Bill and Hillary Clinton.

 

D’Souza’s film is well-shot, visibly interesting and full of well-documented facts. Courtroom scenes, jail scenes and other instances were clearly filmed as recreations, but there are plenty of newsreel and direct historical quotations to back up the filmmakers’ claims. The film is so well made that even the most casual fans of history would enjoy it. Everyone should see this movie, especially minorities and long time Democrats. Indeed, Democratic leaders should fear this movie as it comes out directly following the Republican National Convention and directly preceding the Democratic National Convention.

 

There is a poignant moment towards the end of the film that comes with a call to action. D’Souza is in a high school gymnasium converted to a polling place. The poll booths are set up in preparation of an election. A visibly distressed D’Souza stands in front of the poll booths. He is eager to vote in the election, but cannot. Despite his concern for his new home country, he cannot vote in its elections. His felony conviction prevents it!

 

“I cannot vote in the upcoming election!” he says. “But you can!”

 

D’Souza does a lot for his chosen nation, the United States. He became a citizen here to escape the corruption of his home nation of India, only to find corruption that threatens to swallow the nation that he loves. He admits he made a mistake. He attempted to help a friend as she was running for public office. He broke the law. It was not intentional. But the Obama administration could not let an opportunity go to waste, and the court made an example of him, the punishment far outweighing the crime. It is the opinion of us here at The American Millennium that D’Souza, with his political activism, his patriotism and love of country, and his community service, that it is time that D’Souza is recognized for his contribution. His rights to vote and own a gun should be returned and the next president of the United States, I hope it is Donald Trump, should honor D’Souza with a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 

That is unlikely if Hillary wins. Indeed, all of us will suffer if the Democrat party wins this election season. The Democrat Party hasn’t changed. They’ve just changed the con, and if they continue to be the party in power, all of America will be its victims.

 

I rate this movie very highly. If you want to see great action, go see Star Trek. If you love America and are concerned for its future, go see Hillary’s America!

D’Souza recently attended the RNC in Cleveland where his film was pre-screened. Watch this great interview with Brian Engleman of The New American Media below.

Roselle and Jeremy: Just Married!

Video by Jude Pido

Forever -Jude Pido

Forever -photo by Jude Pido

Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium

For those of you who don’t know, I married my best friend this last month, July 1. Roselle and I are very happy and want to thank all of our family and friends who wished us well. I wanted to give everyone a one-shop stop of a few of the video and a few of our photos from the wedding. These are the product of our excellent photographer and friend Jude Pido.

Rose and I met over three years ago having been introduced by a mutual friend. She is an immigrant from the Philippines. Our short journey together has had a few great milestones, including my retirement from the Army Reserves and her naturalization into a full US Citizen. We are so happy that Roselle’s mom was able to join us for or wedding, having traveled all the way from Tacarong City, Philippines. I also had some friends come down from Canada, the first couple I met on my travels to the Holy Land, Israel in 2008! We are so bless to have so many good friends sharing this journey of ours that I had to share a personal thank you here on my blog. Enjoy!

Roselle on Horseback. -Jude Pido

Roselle on Horseback. -photo by Jude Pido

The Bride, Roselle. -photo by Jude Pido

The Bride, Roselle. -photo by Jude Pido

Hairspray -photo by Jude Pido

Hairspray -photo by Jude Pido

Jeremy, Roselle, and Roselle's mom Rosalina. photo by Kristen Lindgren.

Jeremy, Roselle, and Roselle’s mom Rosalina. photo by Rochelle.


Jason’s best man speech. -video by Zach Ashton

Ted Cruz did the right thing at the Convention last night!

Ted Cruz speaks at RNC, fails to endorse GOP nominee Donald Trump.

Ted Cruz speaks at RNC, fails to endorse GOP nominee Donald Trump.

by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium

 

Here are my thoughts on what Ted Cruz did at the convention last night in Cleveland. He did the right thing. He used his time to support the party and to encourage his fellow conservatives and Republicans to vote for candidates they believe in up and down the ticket. “Vote your conscience!” That’s what he said. As for making an outright endorsement of Donald Trump, for Ted, that was a bridge too far, but he did everything else, and for that, he should be respected.

I think it was shameful for people to boo Ted Cruz at the convention during the speech, and I think that it shows the character of those booing more than the character of the speaker. Some of them may have felt like Ted made a pact to support the candidate in writing should he be nominated to lead the Republican Party. But that may have been a bridge too far for Ted after what Donald Trump did to him and his family during the campaign. Let us not forget that Donald Trump made fun of Ted’s wife, called him a liar over and over in the campaign, even gave him the nickname of Lyin’ Ted, and made this weird accusation that Ted’s father was somehow involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Why in the world would you endorse a man who is so loathsome and desperate to win as to do that? You can’t, in good conscience. You just can’t. And, he didn’t.

But you may say, this is just politics, and he signed a commitment. That right there may be the problem. It’s politics as usual. You don’t have to honor pacts you make with the Devil. You know in one of the memes I put out on the Internet, I compared Ted Cruz to Jesus Christ. I had a picture of Jesus on stage with Pontius Pilate and Ted Cruz on stage at the National Convention. I said, “Jesus was boo’ed Too”. People may say I went too far there, comparing Ted to Jesus, and may be their right. This is what I meant by that.

They boo'ed Jesus too! meme created by Jeremy Griffith

They boo’ed Jesus too! meme created by Jeremy Griffith

Jesus said some uncomfortable things while he was on this Earth. If he was on stage at the RNC, what would he tell us then? Probably some very controversial things that would not be roundly applauded by all. Would we recognize the value of what he is saying? Probably not. Jesus preached nothing but a message of peace and love and forgiveness and because he damaged the control of the mainstream Jewish government at the time, his own people handed him over to the Romans to be executed in the most horrendous manner. His disciples, who preached the same message and healed the sick in his name, were like-wise murdered in hideous ways, with one exception. I think it was John, the author of Revelation who died of old age, but he was boiled in a vat of oil beforehand but miraculously survived. The point is that the mere mortals who were closest to Jesus during his lifetime on Earth suffered horribly for preaching the same message he did.

For speaking his mind and failing to endorse the party’s Earthly messiah, Ted Cruz was figuratively crucified by members of his own party in public. I felt like, watching reruns of that event, that Cruz was like Saint Stephen at the occasion of his stoning.

Other detractors who don’t support Trump, who continue to support Cruz, are being similarly stoned on the Internet by Trump supporters, and I think it is despicable. It is OK to disagree with each other, even people of similar ideologies disagree from time to time. But to let this be the point where we fracture, and where we attack each other in hatred, is unacceptable. Vote your conscience, is what Ted Cruz said. If your conscience tells you to vote for Trump so that Hillary Clinton doesn’t become the next president, then I understand that. If you can’t pull the lever for Trump because of your ideology, I get that too. I’m not going to lose friends over it. And, if I am your friend, chances are, I’m not going to lose you over it either.

As for me, I’m voting for Trump, because I cannot support Hillary Clinton. The Clintons are career political criminals who will do and say anything to get power and money. Hillary purposely destroyed the reputations of women who dared to talk publically about the horrible treatment they suffered at the hands of her philandering husband Bill. She had the opportunity to defend employees of hers at the State Department and refused to do so, letting three good men and an ambassador die. Then she lied straight faced to the families of those fallen men and said it was a video that was to blame because the fact that it was Muslim Terrorists would have damaged Barack Obama’s re-election chances. She had the opportunity to do the right thing at the State Department, but instead she chose to withhold classified documents on her own private server so that they wouldn’t be up for scrutiny by the congress. When the emails were subpoenaed, she destroyed many of them to hide her guilt. Hillary is a liar and a crook and doesn’t deserve to hold high office in this country!

I’m hoping that the appointment of Governor Mike Pence might be a sign to conservatives that Trump is going to moderate his campaign. I hope that Trump is happy to be a figure head and allow Pence to govern. I would be happy with that, Pence seems like a good guy. If the Donald does what he said he would do in the campaign, the country might turn out OK. We need to get a handle on immigration, making a temporary ban on immigration from countries where the environment there is questionable. We need to validate who is coming into this country and what their intent is. I’ve said it before, I am in favor of legal immigration. My wife is an immigrant from the Philippines. She’s now an American Citizen. I am so very proud of her. Her mother immigrated here on a green card so she could attend our wedding. Very nice lady. I love immigrants. We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws. It is a slap in the face of every legal immigrant what is happening now when people just disobey our laws, don’t wait their turn, and jump the border. That is the shame. There needs to be a wall and it needs to be high.

We need a conservative leader who will make America great again. It ain’t going to be Hillary. Her administration will be a repeat of the last eight years, and we just can’t have that. Unemployment, a weak economy, outrageous debt, racial division, indeed division of all kinds, our country cannot survive another four years of that. So when it comes to election time, I’m going to pull the lever for Donald J. Trump and hope for the best. What’s more important, I’m going to go and vote for people I know down the ticket who I know and trust to keep America on the right track, and that is exactly what Ted Cruz advised me to do.


Donald Trump’s weird conspiracy theory about Mr. Cruz being involved in assassination of JFK. -Fox News


Donald Trump calls Ted Cruz a liar. CNN Republican Debate.


Ted Cruz’s full speech at RNC. -PBS Newshour

How to write a good paper!

by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium Online

 

An American nurse gives comfort to a traumatized child earthquake survivor. It's not enough to demonstrate knowledge in a thesis paper; you have to use compelling story telling to attract and hold your reader's attention and get the A.

An American nurse gives comfort to a traumatized child earthquake survivor. It’s not enough to demonstrate knowledge in a thesis paper; you have to use compelling story-telling to attract and hold your reader’s attention and get the A.

I work in a hospital in direct patient care. I’m also an individual who has an advanced degree in New Media Journalism. As such, people I work with in the nursing department who know about my abilities are always handing me papers they are writing for their advanced degree programs in Nursing. And while I don’t know about the concepts they are taking about in these papers, I surely can help them articulate them properly.

Thinking about the process of helping colleagues write and edit good papers, I did some thinking and some research about that topic. There are lots of good web articles on it. One I especially liked was written by Noam Shpancer Ph.D for Psychology Today entitled, “Seven Tips For Writing a good Paper”. I don’t disagree with any item he has written about, I would just like to add a comment or two of my own.

Shpancer has two illustrative quotes in his article that I would like to focus on. He quotes satirist Karl Kraus, who says, “You don’t even live once!” so don’t waste time. He also quotes Ludwig Wittgenstein who says, “Everything that can be said can be said clearly!”(emphasis mine).

Here is what I have to say about that: if your writing isn’t compelling, why write it? It’s more than just a grade you need, if the writer writes a piece that makes the reader’s eyes bleed, then the reader is going to throw that piece in the trash before finishing! For a blogger like me, that means that my article won’t get a like and won’t get shared. For a grad student attempting to enhance their career with a higher degree it means a bad grade that will ultimately hamper their efforts.

Be compelling. Be a story teller. Tell an anecdotal story about how you applied nursing theory and principles into your care at the patient bedside. It isn’t enough to understand Martha Rogers’ theory of Unitary Human Beings or Margaret Leineger’s theory of Cross-cultural nursing. Your professor wants to know that you know how to put those ideas into practice.

Here’s an example of what I mean. My brother several years ago went down to Haiti with a group of fellow nurses and doctors to provide care to victims of the earthquake. For two weeks they saw patients and provided for their needs in the harsh conditions following the earthquake aftermath. Above the daily cares and treatments the doctors and nurses provided necessary for the return of patient health and wellbeing, the health care workers did something else that I thought was remarkable. After hours they would go and pick out a child there at the hospital traumatized by the earthquake and just hold them and talk with them. It was psychological, tactile care to help calm children traumatized by disaster. They would just sit in a chair, and hold the child , sooth them, and talk with them. That’s it. Isn’t that something?

Rogers theorized that human beings are luminous in nature, more and different than the sum of their parts, exchanging energy with their environment and inseparable from that environment. While not exactly being scientific in her theories, Rogers touched on the fact that we are more than just living tissue, we are humans with intrinsic value and while she stopped short of calling us souls, she hinted at it, indicating that nursing care is a little less science and a little more art. Soothing a distressed child suffering from a traumatic event is good nursing.

The culture of Haiti is quite a bit different than the culture here in the United States, and yet we are all just people aren’t we? Leineger talked about the importance of understanding different cultures even as outsiders so that we as health care professionals give quality care that fits the patients’ needs. Understanding who the patient is and where they are from helps us to help them heal faster. Holding a child, understanding their cultural background and circumstances, how is that not good health care?

See what I did there? Now you know I have some knowledge of nursing theory and can tie it in with everyday life, while at the same time telling a compelling story that will keep your attention as a reader. Go forth and do likewise!

One other note: If you use passive voice because you think it’s sciency and cool, forget about it! I’m going to kick you in the shins until they bleed! Reverse German word order might be cool if you are a two-foot tall, green Jedi Master named Yoda, but it is not good when you are a grad student looking for an A on that all-important thesis paper. Once you start down that dark path, young padawan, forever will it dominate your destiny! Use passive voice, you must not! Short, active, declarative sentences are the way to go!
Editing and reviewing a paper is just as important as writing it.

A paper can’t be good if it is not reviewed. If you don’t have another set of eyes to read that paper and give suggestions, there are digital editing tools out there to use. Grammerly.com is one such website where you can upload your draft document and get a second look. While not perfect, it is a start to taking out some of those easy mistakes we all get paper blind to. It’s a tool you can put in your tool kit. There is a free app as well as an advanced app you would have to pay for. You might want to try it.

Enough of my ranting. Go read Shpancer’s article here and a few others like it and then go nestle down in your quiet study area and write that spectacular paper. Good luck, Starfighter!

Hillary Clinton and Classified E-mails: Different Rules for People Named Clinton

 

by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium

 

I’m getting tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s emails, but there seems to be a general ignorance about why this subject is important. Meanwhile, Hillary is getting away with murder and the media is giving her a general pass while others would be and have been fried for doing similar dumb things with classified information. Therefore, I am going to attempt to illustrate why this important while avoiding divulging classified information myself.

 

If however, I do run amok of federal law in this blog, and the F.B.I. comes knocking at my door, I’m just going to ask for a Hillary pass and see how well that works out for me. Here goes!

 

In my 22-year career as an Army Officer in the National Guard and later in the Army Reserve, I was in a position to use and disseminate classified information. Mostly it was due to my duties as a Transportation Officer, first as a transportation manager at Fort McCoy for 18 months beginning in 2004 and later as a transportation officer in the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division deployed to Iraq for the long tour in 2006-2007. Here is what I’ve learned about classified information, specifically in what is known as a SCIF.

 

Well, a SCIF, or Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility, is a secure room where normal people with Secret and Top Secret clearances with the US government go to get their classified information, either digital, documents, e-mail or what have you. I found a detailed description of the requirements of a SCIF online at the following website and I find that it is an adequate description of the SCIFs I’m familiar with. You can find that definition here. Bottom line up front, in order to access secret compartmentalized information you must pass into a small room that is specially set up for that purpose. It usually has one door, a set of computers set up on a specialized internal secret Internet system that doesn’t touch the world wide web, and you are banned from going into that secure area with cell phones, cameras or other recording devices. If you go into a secure briefing area, the same rules apply. Someone is usually manning the door, you sign in and are granted special credentials. If you are not on a list of secure personnel, you are banned from entering. It’s very inconvenient, but it is meant to prevent intentional or unintentional data spillage of classified information. Facilities that have SCIFs or classified briefing areas are usually surrounded with barbed wire and have an armed guard at the main gate.

(So why the Hell does someone like Hillary Clinton suddenly get classified information on an unsecure device like a Blackberry?! Are unicorns real?! I’ll tell you how. An assistant went inside the SCIF, stole classified documents at the behest of the Secretary of State, took off the classified markers and set it unsecure to the Secretary’s Blackberry, that’s how. It was all for the convenience of Hillary Clinton! It’s also illegal.

 

So why all this security? Why is the government so hell-bent on keeping secrets in the first place? To understand that, one must understand why certain data is classified. Bottom line up front, when it touches the security and safety of a deploying soldier going into a combat zone, the data of his or her arrival into the combat theater is classified, because knowledge of his or her arrival date by the enemy can lead to that soldier’s death by ambush. That’s it in a nutshell. Here is a real life anecdote.

 

When I arrived at Fort McCoy Wisconsin in 2004 I was the commander of a Transportation Movement Control Team, the 789th MCT. My eight-man team was dissected into different roles upon arrival and we were employed with the local garrison unit there that served to help mobilize and deploy soldiers and their equipment to Afghanistan, Iraq and other theaters of operation. I worked as a transportation manager for the post in what is called a MUIC, Mobilizing Unit Inprocessing Station. Basically every bit of information I touched in the orchestration of my job was Top Secret.

 

Inside my office I had a wall covered with acrylic and compartmentalized like a spreadsheet where I could track all the data points touching the mobilization and deployment of all units coming in and going out of Fort McCoy. It wasn’t my brainchild, but it was the brainchild of the retired Air Force Colonel turned civilian contractor who was my boss at the time. (The idea of an Army officer reporting to a civilian contractor is probably the topic of a completely different blog post, but there it is.) In order to work in my office, you had to be credentialed by the post and have a special badge just to get in the door. I couldn’t cover the wall every time an unauthorized person came into the room, so if you didn’t have clearance, you didn’t get in. Done.

 

I would often get calls from different state area commands wondering about the status of units I had mobilized to the post. Basically the two-star state Adjutant Generals wanted to know when their units were departing from theater or arriving back home so that they personally could see them off or welcome them home. I was not authorized to give that information on the phone over an unsecure line! In order to share that information, I had to get the post security manager involved and have him send that information through the proper channels through secure phone calls or email, available at that individual state’s SCIF.

 

Later in my mobilization to Fort McCoy the Good Idea Fairy attacked me and I decided to digitize the data I was putting on my wall in dry erase marker and e-mail to the various authorized personnel. I even proposed to display it in view screens over my desk so that VIP visitors from the respective states could see it. The security manager caught wind of this and just about had an aneurism! I was creating a SECRET document I was told, which I intended to share outside of SECRET channels, and that was a big NO-NO!! I was eventually allowed to build my document, but it had to be classified and sent through secure channels only, thus avoiding the big mess and prosecution for me, and people I worked with in the office.

 

Things got a little different when I was deployed with First Brigade Combat Team as a transportation officer in the S4 logistics section. In my office, which in and of itself was considered a SCIF, I had two kinds of computers on my desk, one for SECRET information, one for UNCLASSIFIED information. Neither system talked to each other. I knew which one was which because the image I had on the desk top, along with the stickers on each told me so. We were instructed that at no time would data from one system be allowed to contaminate the other. You could not take a thumb drive, plug it into a SECRET computer, download information from that computer and then share it with a non-secure system. That was VERBOTEN! I had a soldier in my office do that very thing. He plugged a CD into his secure device, burned some data, then he transferred it to his non-secure machine, where he proceeded to edit out the secure data points and share with other units through non-secure email. The Information Nazis swooped in with their jackboots and took the soldier’s computers away. Both computers had to be wiped and basically what he got back were brand new computers without any old data on them. In addition, since the data spillage wasn’t intentionally harmful, the soldier was given a permanent letter of reprimand in his file and a slap on the wrist. It could have been much worse!

 

Hillary Clinton, the former Secretary of State, a person who should have known better, transmitted and received thousands of emails which contained classified information. As a cabinet level officer, I am 100 percent certain that the Secretary of State has a security IT manager who briefs her on what she can and cannot do with classified information. That guy or gal should be made to testify to congress! He is on the hook for whatever he did or did not brief to the Secretary of State!

 

Indeed, the guy who set up the nonsecure server in Bill Clinton’s basement bathroom has lawyered up repeatedly about his role in setting up this machine to facilitate the massive secure data leak at the request of Hillary Clinton. There was a reason Hillary did this. All of her business emails are ordered to be preserved as governmental documents and are reviewable by members of Congress. Some of the unclassified material is even available to the public via FOIA or Freedom of Information Act request. Hillary knew this and purposefully set up the server anyway as to avoid transparency required of her as a government employee working for the people. And the F.B.I. gave her a pass the other day saying there was no intent to do harm. F.B.I. Director Comey said in fact that there was no precedent to prosecute an official where there was no intent. What?!! Comey should check his records a little more closely!

 

Indeed, the F.B.I. could take a short journey down memory lane to April of 2015 to when it successfully prosecuted Iraq War Hero David Petreaus who was the general who successfully brought an American Victory in Iraq and had him crawling to court on his knees where he reluctantly plead guilty to a misdemeanor for doing exactly what Hillary has been doing, mishandling classified information. General Petreaus handed over classified information to a reporter, who was also his lover and biographer. For this crime he was found guilty and given two years probation and fined $100,000. I don’t know any misdemeanor that carries that big a fine, but I’m not a lawyer. That is amazing!

 

The New York Times, that liberal bastion of media, has said that the F.B.I. was decidedly miffed at the time that the court brought so low a ruling and did not follow through and jail the former general and C.I.A. director. Can you imagine?! You can read the full NYT article here. Here’s a small quote from the story.

 

“The sentencing was a disappointing one for F.B.I. officials, who believed that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. had given Mr. Petraeus preferential treatment by allowing him to plead guilty to a misdemeanor and recommending that he receive probation instead of prison time. Federal judges are not bound by such recommendations, but they almost always follow them.

“Although the judge overseeing the case, David C. Keesler of United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, agreed to the probation sentence, he added $60,000 to the government’s suggested fine of $40,000. Judge Keesler did not give an extensive explanation for why he raised the fine, saying it was necessary because of “the seriousness of the offense.”

So I guess the only excuse for the discrepancy between General Petreaus and Hillary Clinton is that Clintons are immune from prosecution.

What does liberal bastion of propaganda and Hillary cheerleading Huffington Post have to say about the discrepancy? Let’s go back in the time machine to when the General was being prosecuted and then fast to today following the F.B.I. decision not to prosecute.

From the Huffington Post dated Jan. 12, 2015 from an article by Chris Weigant. You can see the whole article here entitled: Petraeus Must Be Prosecuted!

Here is a small excerpt.

Barack Obama’s Justice Department has brought more than twice as many prosecutions for the crime of leaking confidential information to journalists as the combined total of all presidents back to Woodrow Wilson. Having set this record, there are now only two choices for President Obama and Eric Holder (or his successor): Either pardon Petraeus for any and all leaks or prosecute him to the full extent of the law, in exactly the same way as the other seven were treated. At this point, whether you agree with Obama’s track record of such prosecutions, you’d have to admit that anything else would be indefensible hypocrisy and elitism.

 

 

This paragraph would be as equally meaningful and appropriate if you just take out the name Petreaus and insert the name of Clinton. But really three things are clear in the prosecution of anyone by the Obama administration’s justice department: one, all prosecutions are politically motivated, i.e. Petreaus is viewed as a political rival and Clinton is an ally, although a tenuous one; two, the lack of prosecution for Clinton is just Obama protecting his own legacy as there is no doubt that the email scandal and the contents of those emails reflect negatively on him; and three, the rule of law under an Obama administration and in the future a Clinton administration does not apply the same to the common person, you and mean, as it does with the political leftist elite.

 

There might also be noted a fourth lesson learned. That is, that the main stream media is a propaganda arm of the liberal progressive party and cannot be counted on to weigh facts and evidence equally when it comes to national scandal. Just look at what the Huffington Post says about the Hillary email scandal as opposed to what they said about Petreaus. Huffington Post column by Cynthia Dill dated July 10, 2016, “House Republicans should focus on solving problems, Not Hillary Clinton!”

 

“House Republicans on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee think if they pull every little “gotcha” string, the Clinton mantle will unravel. They desperately insist nothing will turn into something, so here we are again.

“Clinton told committee members in an epic 11-hour hearing on Benghazi on Oct. 22, 2015, that “there was nothing marked classified on my emails, either sent or received.”

That last phrase of the quote above is a flat out lie. A civil rights attorney like Dill should no better. That is not what Director Comey said. Like most blue blood liberals, they think we are all stupid and won’t actually find the video.

For those of us who are not members of the political elite or their propaganda arm, i.e. those of us living in Fly-Over Country, Hillary IS THE PROBLEM. We are sick and tired of corrupt politicians in Washington DC making up different rules for themselves than they do for us!

 

This is not a pro-Trump column, nor is it a pro-Petreaus column. The General had a position of public trust, he personally and repeatedly called upon soldiers in his command to do the right thing. In the meantime he was cheating with his wife with a biographer and feeding her classified information for a book she was writing about him. When you act immorally while in public office, you should get the punishment that you deserve. It seems that justice is meaningless to this department of Just Us and if we elect a politically corrupt power hungry person like Hillary Clinton to the highest office in the land, we are all to blame. We had good choices for this political season and we rejected them. If Hillary is elected president and the corruption continues, as it most certainly will, we will be getting the government that we deserve.

 

A personal note to Cynthia Dill of Huffington Post, but first read this quote from her column.

 

“Americans don’t want police officers to be shot, and we don’t want black men to be shot by police officers. We don’t want our kids to be shot at school, and we want our kids to go to college. We don’t want war with North Korea or to be infected by the Zika virus, and we don’t want income inequality or childhood poverty. What we want is economic security and safety for our families and an opportunity to get ahead. Surely those tasked with governing should be doing something meaningful to address these pressing issues when they are on the clock.”

 

 

Those are all great things to have, Cynthia! I would like to add a few items of my own! We as Americans would prefer that our law enforcement officers not be the scape-goat for every corrupt, career-climbing political hack every time they are forced to shoot a worthless, murderous thug. We would prefer politicians that recognize that the world is at war with Radical Islam and that the war won’t be done until all the terrorists are dead. We would prefer that the liberals in this country respect our constitutional right to self-defense the same way we respect their right to make asses out of themselves through the use of the First Amendment. We would prefer that our Ambassadors i.e. Chris Stevens and his loyal employees and members of the C.I.A. and force protection services, when they ask for military protection, they get it, immediately, and without question so we don’t have to see their flag draped caskets coming home on airplanes!! We would prefer that if that does happen, and it unfortunately did, that the politicians responsible for withholding help would be held accountable, publically shamed and forbidden from ever again holding public office! We would prefer that our politicians tell the truth to the families of those who die in service of our country!

 

And, I look forward to a day when Americans feel it is morally reprehensible to murder an unborn baby as much as it is now morally reprehensible to kill a tiger or a gorilla!

 

There’s my list Cynthia. I think it’s a good one. Have a nice day!

A young Captain Griffith managing the madness at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin circa 2004.

A young Captain Griffith managing the madness at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin circa 2004.

In an era where the government consistently fails to protect us, Everyone needs an AR-15 in their home!

by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium

Milo Yiannopoulos of Brietbart Media, a gay activist and conservative reporter posted recently a photo of himself with a designer hand bag and an AK-47. He says, “Saddle Up Homos. If the government won’t protect us, it’s time to defend ourselves!” or something to that effect. It’s funny, but in light of the Orlando shooting, also very tragic.

Milo is right when he says that the government has failed in its primary function of protecting its people. 49 gay partygoers dead and 53 wounded in a horrific attack at a night club where the attacker was working as a security guard and where he obtained legally the semi-automatic weapons he used to kill. To add insult to injury, the guy, Omar Mateen, was twice questioned by the FBI, but nothing happened.

It is in this atmosphere that I’ve come to the conclusion, I’ve actually arrived at it long ago, that the government is unable or unwilling to protect us against violent extremist. Barack Obama even goes so far as to refuse to call it what it is. Instead of the continued norm of allowing the government to do that job, badly, it is time now for the individual to try to come up with a plan to protect themselves.

Gays have been dying in Iraq and in the Middle East for months as Isis throws them off buildings and post videos of it on You Tube. Nobody batted an eye. Now the Orlando tragedy. Are we now going to wake up?

The president says that more gun control legislation is needed. What is needed is a focus on violent extremists. Whatever Mr. Obama. You are irrelevant. Go into retirement already.

In light of this more recent tragedy, I offer a proposal. If you are gay or straight, man or woman, or transgender, doesn’t matter. If you have never picked up a weapon before and don’t know the first thing about self defense firearms, I will train you. Meet me at the range and I will let you shoot an AR-15  for the first time. I will allow you to shoot one of my handguns or we can rent one to use. I know a couple of places where we can go. If you want to learn how to defend yourself, I will give you your first lesson for free!

My fiance shoots all the time. We enjoy doing it together. She is a slight Asian female. She likes to shoot my Smith and Wesson M&P 15 because of the accuracy and light recoil. We’ve shot Appleseed events together here in Minnesota. It’ s a good time.

I’ve determined that I’m going to carry my weapon more and more, where appropriate. It’s obvious that the gun grabbers are going to continue to try to curtail our constitutional rights. They don’t speak for us. This is exactly the scenario that our founding fathers drafted the second amendment for. They foresaw a weak government unable to defend us all the time, so the onus was on the individual. The technology has changed, the principle has not. Everyone should get their carry conceal license as soon as possible, and beyond that they should train in real world situations.

I’ve been watching a nice You Tube series of training videos out there that train people on various gun related self defense scenarios. It’s called FP.D, First Person Defender. Various gun manufacturers and ammo producers put it on. They have several seasons of short video where they take role players through real world defense situations and train them to respond. You can view the first season here.

I recommend watching FP.D to anyone interested in getting more training on personal fire arm protection. The instructors are vary competent and know their stuff. They will train you at the level you are at. Furthermore, I recommend anyone go find a carry conceal training program in your area. Many of them will rent a firearm to you. I suggest you visit the range before hand and familiarize yourself with a particular weapon before you go. The laws may vary in your state.

There is not a day goes by I don’t think about my personal protection. I remember in Iraq I went to a movie theater in Balad. Everyone in the theater was a soldier and everyone had a weapon, perhaps two. I carried my pistol and a rifle into the theater. I remember sitting down in the theater and a machine gunner was attempting to find a seat behind me with his big bulky M240 machine gun. He accidently bashed me on the back of the head with the but t stock of his weapon. He apologized profusely.

I was in a theater this last week with my fiance. There is not a time I don’t go to a public setting like that and wonder, what if? The Aurora theater shooting hit close to home because I have relatives in the Denver area. What happens I wonder if I go into a theater and someone crazy walked in with guns and started blazing away. I’d be a sitting duck.

Ever since Iraq, I feel naked without a firearm.

I see a lot of people walking around without a clue as to what is happening around them. You people who have your heads up your, uh, phones, need to pay attention and scan your sector. Learn the difference between level white, level orange, and level red. Google it if you have to!

Gun control isn’t the answer. Preparedness is. Time for everyone to take personal responsibility for their own self protection. There aren’t enough cops out there to prevent all crime.

Pray for the victims of the Orlando Club shooting, as well as their families.

And for the Muslims who renounced this horrible attack, thank you. Your compassion has not gone unnoticed.

For more from Milo, go to: http://www.breitbart.com/milo/2016/06/13/milo-gays-freeing-shackles-social-justice-orlando/

 

The American Millennium will support Donald Trump for president of the US

Trump supporter gets egged at rally. If you are assaulting women because of their political views, you should go to jail.

Trump supporter gets egged at rally. If you are assaulting women because of their political views, you should go to jail.

by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium

This column will be my thoughts on why I am supporting Donald Trump for president.

I have to say he was not my first choice. He wasn’t my third choice. But he is the presumptive nominee of my party and I will go along with the party because I can’t stand Hillary Clinton and her sleazy husband Bill.

I imagined that if I came out to a public area in my town of Rochester and I announced over a megaphone that I supported Trump, and if I invited other people to debate me on the benefits or problems of my candidate over theirs and vice versa, I would start a riot. Can you imagine? Suppose I brought a megaphone to the Thursday’s on First events here in town and just said, “listen up people! I just want to talk about why I will vote for Donald Trump!” and then offer the megaphone to anyone who wanted to debate me, what do you suppose would happen? I’d probably be shouted down at best and someone in the crowd would probably throw something at me or assault me. Guaranteed!

It’s become crazy at these political rallies and it’s just nuts. People at Trump rallies have been struck, they’ve had eggs thrown at them. They’ve been injured, tackled, whatever. If you are assaulting people over their political speech in this country you need to go to jail and be prosecuted under the same laws as the mobsters. You are intimidating people for their political speech and you are abusive and need to go to jail. I don’t care if you are a Trump supporter or not. You hit someone else because they support someone you are opposed to, you go to jail. If you disagree, write a blog, attend a rally, join a campaign and march, but don’t be hitting people.

Assaulting people at political rallies is not free speech!

Assaulting people at political rallies is not free speech!

I see that Bernie Sanders had a rally here and it was quite well attended. Nobody burned the place down, good. What if the future president Donald Trump had a rally, would it go as well? Hey Bernie supporters, wanna debate me? Great. I’m game. I’m totally bringing up Venezuela. You millennials probably couldn’t find that country on the map.

I think that you really see the true character of people or lack there of during the political season. People go crazy. The democratic socialists love their candidate and his ideology but they don’t have the emotional maturity to listen to another person’s views with respect and then debate them with cogent thoughts of their own. Likewise there are Trump supporters who are exactly the same way in reverse. There was that video of an old cowboy punching a black guy in the face. He later said that if the man he assaulted came back he might have to kill him. That is a terrorist and he needs to go to jail.

Likewise there was a lady that had eggs thrown at her because she supported Trump. A kid was tackled in public by a black fellow because he was a Trump supporter. Another guy had blood dripping down his face because he supports Trump. Enough already.

If you support the other guy or gal, grab a microphone and debate me, but don’t be assaulting people. Your  first amendment rights don’t include assaulting people with a different opinions.

I think Trump will be a better candidate than Hillary because quite frankly I think that a Hillary presidency will be an endorsement of the last 8 years of Obama and I can’t stand the thought of that. It’s time for a change. Trump has run successful companies. He’s also had bankruptcies, but Hillary would run the country into the ground. I think Donald Trump will restructure the economy and there will be a little pain, but ultimately I think it will be for the ultimate good.

One of the biggest gripes I have with Hillary is her support of Australian style gun confiscation here in the country.  Nobody can deny we have a problem with violence in this country. But you can’t blame lawful gun owners or gun manufacturers for that. Should we sue baseball manufacturers. Their products cause more injuries and deaths than guns. Don’t get me started about cars. Violence is in the heart and to change  that you have to change the heart. Like John the Baptist said, “change from within”. You look at Europe with their massive problems with immigrants from Syria and the Middle East and what do you see, people turning over cars, looting and destroying businesses, throwing rocks at cops. Do we want that here? No.

I totally support a temporary moratorium on immigration from Muslim countries for the time being. Jimmy Carter did it and nobody called him a racist. I think it should be one of the first things on a Trump agenda. Also, build the wall. I’m tired of people coming here illegally. People call me a racist because of that. I’m not a racist. There are billions of people in this world who want and deserve a better life. There are too many people for this country to absorb. We have to help them where they are.

My fiancé who is the love of my life is an immigrant from the Philippines. She came here legally on a Green Card. People who jump the border who come here illegally are slapping people like her square in the face. “Screw you! You were so stupid to pay the money and wait  your turn! I’m just going to go to America and take my chances!” My Honeybear loves her country. She also loves this one and wants to live a happy life. We’ve watched with interest the election of Rodrigo Duterte as president of the Philippines. We have hope that he will turn that country around. We are also glad to see Manny Pacquiao  the famous Philippine boxer becoming a senator. Congratulations. You can be patriotic about your homeland but still support the laws and traditions of the nation in which live. Someone said, “support the nation you live in or live in the nation you support!” Don’t be waiving a Mexican flag at me while you are living in this country. If you love Mexico so much, feel free to go back. Nobody is out there treading on the Mexican Flag, don’t expect me to be gleeful when you trod on Old Glory. I’m a veteran. I see you do that I’m going to have a few choice comments for you. Trigger warning my little socialist cupcake! You might be offended!

Hillary Clinton had her chance to answer the 3 a.m. phone call. The ambassador Chris Stevens was calling. He’s dead, as well as three others who died along with him. Special Operators dedicating their lives to defending Americans came to their aid and received no support. A four-star combatant commander offered aid and was told to stand down. He proceeded to send aid anyway and was immediately arrested and relieved of command. Who has the authority to stop a four-star general. Barack Obama, the president of the United States, that’s who. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton let those people die and then had the audacity to lie to the faces of their grieving family members, blaming a video which almost nobody saw. That’s why I can’t support Hillary Clinton.

For all of Donald’s flaws one thing is clear. He loves the country and wants it to prosper. I don’t know about the people currently in office. They  are terrible and it’s time to change course. Trump doesn’t badmouth cops, he supports them. Hillary badmouths cops. Trump supports the military. Hillary would cut the military. Trump has the endorsement of the NRA. Hillary would disarm us and leave us vulnerable to violence from radicals coming over our borders illegally. Trump has a business back ground and would work the create jobs. Hillary is good at creating jobs for terrorists.

Donald J. Trump

Donald J. Trump

I was a Ted Cruz guy. I still like him. He has a goofy love of the constitution that I admire. But the people have spoken and my party supports Donald Trump, so I will too. That doesn’t mean he has a blank check. I’m frankly pissed off at the Republican Party and its leadership. If they screw up the next four years like they have in the past, I’m going to be their worst nightmare.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is is greeted by an enthusiastic Iowa crowd in Cedar Rapids. -photo by Jeremy Griffith

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is is greeted by an enthusiastic Iowa crowd in Cedar Rapids. -photo by Jeremy Griffith

Hillary isn’t the answer. The little democratic socialist would bring us an economy like Venezuela, and the libertarian Gary Johnson and his running mate are jokes. I’m holding my nose again and voting for Trump. Please don’t come to my house and try to burn my house down. I have a gun and will be utilizing my second amendment rights.

Can I legally carry a gun in my truck for self-defense?

 

by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium

 

gunBob is a truck driver from Iowa who has been driving for many years. He drives in lots of dangerous areas, so he’d like to carry a concealed handgun for self-protection. He’s got his permit, but his employer has told him that he is forbidden to carry it in his truck due to federal law.

 

One day he’s on the job when he parks late at night in an industrial park. He’s pulled up to the warehouse late at night where he is to make his delivery and he’s just waiting for the employees to come out and tell him they are ready to receive his shipment. In the mean time, he locks himself in his truck and tries to get some shuteye. He’s been on the road for a long time and feels like he needs a nap while he waits.

 

Later, he hears a tap on his door. Thinking it’s the ground crew come to tell him they are ready to unload, he opens the door. To his surprise, it is not the people he was expecting from the warehouse. It’s a thug with a gun demanding money.

 

Bob has a dilemma that plays itself out in different forms all the time for interstate truck drivers on the road. He’s got a tire thumper, a miniature baseball bat, under the seat, but against a drawn firearm, it’s useless for self-protection.

 

Bob keeps a fake wallet filled with a few dollars and cancelled credit cards for just such an occasion. He hands the wallet to the robber, who is satisfied and leaves. A colleague in another truck is not so lucky. Faced with same scenario, the other driver resists, and is shot in the head and killed. The memory of these events gives Bob nightmares as he grieves for a friend lost.

 

Scenarios like this one play out all over the country as interstate drivers struggle with the question of whether or not to go against their company policies and carry concealed in their trucks. Many companies re-enforce their anti-carry policies with the threat that truckers caught carrying would be subject to federal law. There’s just one problem. There is no federal law regarding the carry of a firearm in a commercial truck.

 

Wendy Parker is a writer for Overdrive Magazine, an industry magazine and website for professional truck drivers. She discusses this very issue in her article November 2012 article entitled “Navigating Gun Laws for Truckers”. You can read the whole article here.

 

Parker says, The question of carrying a gun for protection is one that comes up often, and there’s a lot of murkiness and misinformation regarding actual laws for commercial drivers. First and foremost, start with your company’s policy. If your company doesn’t want you to carry a gun and you do, you could get into trouble and potentially lose your job. That’s common sense. For owner-operators, it’s up to you.

 

Parker quotes the NRA/IRA law which in essence says that truck drivers are not prohibited by law from carrying guns, unless they are convicted felons or some other legal reason prevents them from carrying.

 

Similarly, Parker says, the individual states determine their own carry conceal laws and it can be a legal minefield truckers to navigate and figure out what is legal where. A gun permit issued by one state, may not be good in another. An interstate trucker is left to figure that out on their own.

 

Gary Slider has a website that is kept up to date and has information regarding current handgun reciprocity laws. You can check it out at http://www.handgunlaw.us/. Slider is known to answer personal questions posed to him on this topic in email correspondence.

 

So if you are an owner operator, you can probably get away with carrying right? The problem is that many warehouses and companies where you may make deliveries may have rules against firearms. So if you are making a delivery, you are effectively left defenseless while you wait. Many of these companies are in states unfriendly to gun rights where carrying a weapon of any kind can lead to prosecution.

 

Things have gotten so out of hand that there has been a recommendation for a universal carry law for truckers, called Mike’s Law, named for truck driver Mike Boeglin who was murdered in his truck and his truck burned. This law would circumvent state laws for interstate truckers allowing them to carry concealed while they are working.

 

The problem here is, why should there be a need for a special permit for anyone? VIPs and politicians, actors and famous people, all have armed bodyguards. They don’t seem to have a problem in any state they visit. Why is it made so hard for legal gun owning citizens to protect themselves with their own firearms? The constitution provides for the right to carry in the Second Amendment. It’s literally written into the constitution from the founding. Laws preventing lawful carry are unconstitutional. Yet people are prosecuted all the time for having an otherwise legal firearm in an anti-gun state. In places like New York, New Jersey and California, you can be charged with a felony for carrying your firearm.

 

Federal law provides limited protection for travelers traveling through different states by plane, but even then lawful gun owners can run amok of local laws if they are caught in possession of their firearm in an airport. Jason Hanson writes about this scenario in his article for USA Carry entitled: Why People Get Arrested at Airports with Firearms. He gives some advice tips, which you can read here.

 

Hanson advises that if you are traveling, you are covered if you keep your gun in a locked case, separate from your ammo, and check the firearm in the belly of the plane. If you miss a connecting flight, you have the natural tendency to try to retrieve your firearm if you have to stay overnight. Don’t do that! The firearm is covered as long as it is in possession of the airport where you find yourself temporarily stranded. Once you retrieve your weapon however, you run amok of the law if you try to check it again when you get a new flight. People have been arrested and charged with felonies, their weapons confiscated for just that reason. I would recommend that if this happens to you, don’t get back on the plane. Buy a bus ticket or rent a car.

 

For decades the liberal left has been attempting to erode our Second Amendment rights. There has been some progress made in reinforcing those rights, but much still needs to be done. The left is constantly trying to force upon us even more restrictive gun laws, ending ultimately in confiscation. Ultimately if that happens, no one in this country, other than the rich politicians and public figures, will have the right to self-defense. If you can’t afford a bodyguard, you are out of luck.

 

For the traveler, tourist or truck driver, the problem remains. At the end of the day, I feel, citizens have to push for a national constitutional open or concealed carry law forever cementing your right to personal protection. Until that happens, people will continue to be vulnerable when they travel.

 

For further reading:

 

http://www.thetrucker.com/news/stories/2014/6/27/TruckerfoundshotburnedinhistruckinDetroit.aspx

 

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/11/daniel-zimmerman/truckers-support-mikes-law-federal-right-carry-interstate-drivers/

 

http://www.usacarry.com/why-people-get-arrested-airports-firearms/

 

http://www.overdriveonline.com/navigating-gun-laws-for-truckers/

Republican Candidate Jim Hagedorn talks about VA accountability.

By Jeremy Griffith
American Millennium Online
Republican Congressional Candidate Jim Hagedorn. -photo by Jeremy Griffith

Republican Congressional Candidate Jim Hagedorn. -photo by Jeremy Griffith

Jim Hagedorn is running as a republican for the First District Congressional Seat against Democratic Incumbent Tim Walz. Today he stopped by the Olmsted County Government Center to talk about to local media about three proposals he has to hold the Veterans Administration accountable to provide quality, timely care to veterans who have earned their veterans. He talked to us by phone to discuss those proposals. Here is an excerpt of our interview with him today.

Fran Bradley will run once more for state legislature!

Fran Bradley addresses supporters. - photo by Jeremy Griffith

Fran Bradley addresses supporters. – photo by Jeremy Griffith

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Jeremy Griffith
American Millennium Online

Veteran Minnesota State Legislator Fran Bradley-R of Olmsted County announced today in front of supporters that he will be seeking election once again as a state legislator for the House District 25B.

He said, “Service to humanity is the best work of life.”

Fran served previously in the state legislature and worked as chair of the Health and Human Services Committee. He left the House of Representatives over a decade due to family issues.

Bradley will be stepping down from his current posting as Olmsted County GOP Co-Chair. His co-chair, Aaron Miller, said the Republicans will be seeking nominations shortly to fill the slot vacated by Bradley.

Bradley is a retired engineer having worked for 30 years for IBM in Rochester. He is married to his spouse Mary for 52 years and has four children and 5 grandchildren.

My Father!

by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium
My Father, Len.

My Father, Len.

This is my father. Shortly following this upcoming election, he’ll turn 80 years old. He has worked hard all of his life; first for his father, farming on his dad’s property, then as a business planner for IBM. He was the financial guru for the local YMCA. This year, as he has in past years, he’s worked for a local tax service, helping people figure out their taxes.

 

You might have noticed that paying the taxes you owe to the IRS sucks! That’s because taxes are theft. There is no reason on God’s green Earth why anybody should owe fifty percent of their income to pay Uncle Sam. You literally have to work half the year to pay for government services, many of which you will never use. It’s ridiculous.

 

This is what really burns me. My father, who has worked all his life and paid his taxes, works in his old age so that people like you, the welfare bum, the healthy unemployed or underemployed person doesn’t have to. Why should my father work every day so that you can sit on your ass and draw an income for doing nothing.

Dad in a fancy suit.

Dad in a fancy suit.

 

Did you know that social security income is taxed? So my father and mother have a reduction in the amount they receive in social security, money that’s already been taxed, money they put in in social security insurance that they depend on in their retirement, and they have to give it up to the government, who then gives it to you. That’s not fair.

 

My dad, like in the last election, will be a delegate to our senate district and state conventions for the Republican Party. I’ll be his driver again this year, and hopefully, being an alternate delegate again this year, I’ll be seated as well as a full-fledged delegate. If I am so fortunate, I will work hard to elect delegates to the national convention who support good strong conservative values: values like strengthening social security and passing legislation that will not tax our parents and grand parents retirement income; I will be campaigning for a candidate that will reduce the national debt, put people back to work who are looking for work, and reducing the federal dollars dolled out for healthy individuals who refuse to work. I will campaign for a strong national defense; one that is capable of fighting and winning our wars and intimidating those nations and rogue groups who want to hurt us. I will support a candidate that will not be a national builder, but will rebuild our own nation first. And I will support a candidate who seals of the border and prevents people from coming into this country illegally, strengthening legal immigration while at the same time preventing people who come here in violation of our nations laws.

 

That’s why I will be supporting, Ted Cruz for president.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is is greeted by an enthusiastic Iowa crowd in Cedar Rapids. -photo by Jeremy Griffith

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is is greeted by an enthusiastic Iowa crowd in Cedar Rapids. -photo by Jeremy Griffith

 

This statement not supported or funded by any campaign or candidate.

My Rose!

by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium Online
Roselle Taburada, my sweetie. -photo by Jeremy Griffith

Roselle Taburada, my sweetie. -photo by Jeremy Griffith

This is Rose. She is the love of my life. We’re getting married this July.

Rose came here from the Philippines, immigrating here LEGALLY! She’s done everything right, she’s followed the rules, got her workers’ visa, paid her fees; and last year she studied hard and earned her citizenship.

 

I am very proud of my Rose. That is why it makes me so mad when I hear about the many thousands of people coming over the border illegally. They steal our benefits, our jobs, create an unsustainable burden on our health care and school systems. It is a mess. But they aren’t hurting me so much as they are hurting people like my Rose. People from all over the world do the right thing and follow the rules so that they can become full citizens, earning the right to vote in our elections and so they can have their own individualized portion of the American dream. And meanwhile, people like you, who disrespect our immigration laws, are stealing that dream away from them.

 

No nation in the world is like ours. And, no nation can sustain itself and their laws if they are flooded by this many illegal immigrants.

 

In what I call Rose’s class of new immigrants, those sworn in as citizens on the same day as she was, many of them were from Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. Many of these were people of color. People coming from the failed nation of Somalia on the African continent were amongst the majority of people coming here legally. They made use of the legal path to citizenship and are now realizing the fruition of their dreams. So it’s not racist to call for strong borders and proper vetting of people who want to come here. It’s a matter of national security. You are stealing from all of those new immigrants and slapping them in the face. People like my Rose don’t deserve to be treated like this, like second-class citizens.

 

That’s why I am going to the Minnesota First District and State Conventions as an alternate delegate. My father is one of the primary delegates and we will be car-pooling. Together he and I will go to support delegates to the national convention of the GOP in order to protect the American Dream for people like my Rose.

 

That is why I support Ted Cruz for president.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is is greeted by an enthusiastic Iowa crowd in Cedar Rapids. -photo by Jeremy Griffith

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is is greeted by an enthusiastic Iowa crowd in Cedar Rapids. -photo by Jeremy Griffith

 

This statement not paid for by any candidate or campaign.