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
Creator of the American Millennium Online
Jeremy with his honeybear, Roselle.

Jeremy with his honey bear, Roselle.

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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.

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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