Fans of Radio Personality Tom Ostrom Show Support After Controversy

(A supporter of radio personality Tom Ostrom explains their friendship in a show of support. -video by KROC-Radio)
 

Supporters of Tom Ostrom show support outside KROC radio station in Rochester Tuesday. -photo by Len Griffith

By Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium

 

On Tuesday morning, fans of local radio host Tom Ostrom gathered outside of the KROC radio station where he takes part in a radio show and demonstrated in support. The group gathered after another group, Progressive Voices of Rochester, threatened to protest the radio station over controversial comments made by the radio show talent. The other group, however, canceled their protest at the last minute.

The controversy started when Ostrom made some comments on air about Muslims, wondering out loud if Muslims advocating Sharia law on college campuses should be considered hate speech. This angered local Muslims and progressives garnering harsh criticism from both groups. Ostrom made an appearance on local TV station KAAL to explain himself. You can watch that full interview here.

When PVOR threatened a protest, local conservatives heard of it and a blast email of support went out calling for a counter protest. The conservatives showed up in force, but the progressives canceled their protest at the last minute. One of the leaders of the group, former State Representative Fran Bradley was there to show support for Ostrom and spoke to the media.

Representatives of PVOR called on Ostrom instead to have a private meeting with them to have a “dialogue” about what he meant about by his comments and promote “understanding”. We think that Ostrom’s comments are pretty clear. We are pro-legal, anti-illegal immigration. If you support western values and are able to integrate your religion and culture peacefully with ours, you are welcome. If you preach hate in your churches, mosques or meeting places, if you promote violence against anyone who is not like you, doesn’t look like you, think like you, worship God as you do, you can pretty much stay away.

The United States was founded on certain principles and we hold those principles as sacred. The freedom of expression and freedom to worship or not to worship as we please is one of the most sacred of those values. You can say what you want, when you want. But if you’re a Nazi, you can get on the stump and preach your rhetoric of hate, but watch out. When you are done, I’m going to get up on the same stump and explain to your audience why you are an idiot. That’s how it works. Everyone gets their say.

A Muslim taking part in a panel on religion and diversity can explain her belief about how non-Muslims should be purged from society for their disbelief, but watch out. If you give those remarks in a public setting here in America, you will be videotaped and the video will be broadcast on YouTube. We will hear of your comments and we will blast you publicly for your irresponsible, intolerant positions. This has happened, by the way. A student journalist did in fact videotape a Muslim talking about Sharia law, and purging people who are non-believers. Oddly enough, the journalist who did so got fired from his student publication for “endangering the safety of a minority student”. What? Why? Huh? I thought this was America? I went to J-school! What are they teaching there these days?

While we don’t promote violence against a student for professing her faith as she interprets it, we also don’t agree with the firing of the student journalist who videotaped the comments and then broadcast them without comment or editorial for all to see. That still is the American way, as far as I know.

Islam has a real problem with integrating with western culture and society. Any group with over a billion participants worldwide should not be treated as a minority group. When you call for Sharia law in the west, people should here in America should be made to understand what that means and what they would require giving up. Sharia law is not compatible with the Constitution of the United States and we will not allow Sharia to usurp our laws and western values. Sorry, not sorry.

Former State Representative Fran Bradley talks to media in support of radio host Tom Ostrom. -photo by Len Griffith

 

More reading for your consideration:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/447563/free-speech-islam-portland-state-vanguard-editor-fired-tweets

http://krocam.com/tom-ostrom-fans-rally-to-show-support/#photogallery-1=1

http://www.kaaltv.com/news/in-depth-630-tom-ostrom-protest/4486507/

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Through the Red Door: my weekend journey to explore communist bookstores and tattoo shops in Minneapolis

Opening the red door and stepping through I felt like I was like Alice falling into the rabbit hole. -Jeremy Griffith

By Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium

 

So I was invited to do some exploration of the Minneapolis area recently by a close, close friend who was curious about finding out more about a socialist/communist enclave there. Apparently, where he lives he is seeing people with Russian Spetznaz tattoos and his curiosity was piqued. So was mine and I agreed to take a look.

It should be noted that this friend lives far, far from the Minneapolis area, so I was invited to investigate. He didn’t know much. All he knew was there was a communist bookstore in town and around a corner was a tattoo place where people indulged in getting the Spetsnaz tattoos. Spetsnaz are the Russian version of special forces operators and getting the tattoos I guess is a sign of support for anything communist or socialist. I don’t know why anyone who hasn’t served would want a military tattoo, let alone a special forces tattoo. If I suddenly decided to sport a SEAL tattoo, I think Karma would serve me and a real Navy operator would find out and kick my ass, and I would deserve the beating.  While I didn’t find evidence for the tattoos, I did find a book store or two that met the description of the starting point of where I was looking.

Apparently over on Cedar Avenue not far from the University of Minnesota campus there is a bookstore in the basement of a business complex that sells communist literature and propaganda. It’s called May Day books, presumably for the First of May celebration of the birth of Communism in Soviet Russia. They have a parade every year.  On street level at that building there are a number of businesses that rich hippy kids going to school would love to browse, an expensive bike store and a Mountaineering gear supply store complete with a climbing wall training area. All of the businesses on the main floor are connected and you can walk from one to the other. Except for the bookstore. That you had to access through a side exterior staircase that led into a dingy basement. A huge painted logo on the side of the building with yellow paint and bold letters announces progressive books are sold below.

Following down where the arrows point, you find the stair case with a bright red railing leading you down. At the bottom of the stairs is a red door, as red as can be, and through the door is May Day books. I felt like Alice in Wonderland falling through the rabbit hole. I opened the door and stepped inside. I would not have been surprised to see the Mad Hatter.

It’s a quaint little shop with shelves on every wall. It contains only one room and very well could be the meeting place for a failed Hillary Clinton campaign headquarters in that area. At the front door to the right is a rack of communist and socialist literature, most of it not terribly current. The election of Donald Trump has taken a bit of the wind out of young progressive sails, apparently, and nobody has the energy to write anything fresh. I started to browse. A store keeper was nowhere to be seen.

I normally love book stores and I have to say, while I would probably not purchase a lot of what the store had to offer, the titles and subject matter intrigued me. Here was a bastion of liberal and progressive thought, ground zero for the enemy’s propaganda and information operations campaign. This was it and I wanted to dive in and see what the left was saying about my beloved capitalist system and free markets.

A sign above the counter announced that the store hadn’t made a profit since its establishment in 1975, the year it was established. Not something most businesses would care to brag about. I started to look around. There was a lot of anti-capitalist tomes available and one even had the title, or something close to it, “Capitalism sucks and here are 10 top reasons why!”

I found one or two books that would be fascinating reading, no matter the content. One was, “Bible stories for the Atheist” and there was another on a female Palestinian hero who fought against alleged Israeli aggression. There was a lot of anti-Semitic propaganda books, a little on so-called Islamaphobia. There was a lot on the Vietnam war and some on the most recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these decried the evils of American Imperialism squashing ancient Middle Eastern cultures to steal oil, or something like that. Any one of these stories would have been an interesting read. There was a whole wall of shelves committed to Malcom X. Interesting.

A store keeper came in eventually from a cave at the back of the store, greeting us politely. He was an older man with a crooked, painful looking twisted leg. He had me pegged as an old soldier at once, there was no hiding from him, even though I’d started to grow my hair longer. He was a communist, not an idiot. He asked me if I’d been in the service and I said yes. He informed me that he had been at Hue (pronounced Way, Vietnamese, I know right?) He asked me about what I thought about the current situation in Syria. I was non-committal, avoiding displaying my true feelings and talking about Trump.

“I think it’s a powder keg and it has always been a powder keg,” I said, and I left it at that. On the way out of the store the guy behind the counter gave me a leaflet on a veterans for peace organization. I accepted it politely and left. I was proud of myself that I actually made it out of a bookstore without buying a book. That rarely happens.

May Day Books. You’ll find old hippies hanging out there. The young hippies go upstairs and buy adventure gear.

My wife and I went upstairs and looked at bikes and canoes, many too expensive for me to afford right now. I appreciated the irony. Maybe I miss my guess, but the guy’s rent in the basement doesn’t pay for the building, the budding capitalists upstairs more than provide for rent and jobs and revenue for the whole block. There were some nice items there for young rich kids to buy with their monthly allotment from their wealthy parents. There was even a climbing wall in the mountaineering portion. Very cool. My hands sweated just thinking about it. I am not much of a climber.

We left that establishment and found another communist museum to a failed ideology. Boneshaker Books in the Seward neighborhood was our next destination. True to its reputation, they had a lot of books not often found in other places. They got me for about $40 for only two books. There was an Asian gentleman around the counter managing the place, and a young Caucasian woman eating some organic dish right in the middle of the store largely ignoring my wife and I. It’s a good thing we found the place because we hadn’t stopped all day and my wife and I both had to use the bathroom. (One of the bathrooms at the store was down, but the one we saw that still functioned was clean and well-kept.) It was either that or the laundromat down the street which my little Asian wife patently refused to use.

Boneshaker Books. The new progressives like a shinier package for their socialist and communist media options.

Boneshaker Books is a little bigger than May Day and has a tiny collection of rare books and art. On the door is a sign decrying their need to love diversity, being good liberals that they are, that read: “We embrace our Muslim brothers and sisters. All are welcome! Stop Islamaphobia!” I wonder if the bookseller would be as welcoming if they knew I was a diehard conservative with libertarian leanings? My wife and I didn’t fail to notice that there were definitely Somali and Muslim influences in the neighborhood. We entered a grey stucco building covered with elaborate vines and we were not disappointed. I put several books back on the shelves not for wanting to have them, but just to preserve my hard-earned cash. I have too many books as it is.

Off one corridor was a conference room where it appears they had meetings where young liberals talked about whatever young liberals talk about. I didn’t see a sign for the Hillary Clinton Election Failure support group, but I didn’t look that hard. I imagine some of that is going on. To one side close to the entrance I saw a rack of propaganda almost exactly like the one at May Day. Apparently, they’re on the same distribution list. I didn’t take anything this time. On the walls above the books were several drawings by local artists for sale, many of them very nicely done. One thing liberals often do better than we conservatives is art, literature, and poetry. They’re wired that way and they are very good story-tellers. Unfortunately, much of the stories they tell are fantasy fiction. It doesn’t work in real life. But, looking at the art and pursuing the books, I couldn’t help being impressed. I put several books back which I would normally have been very interested in, like history, war, insurgency and that sort of thing. There was a copy of 1984 and Upton Sinclair’s Jungle, which I thought was interesting. (All of these young kids should actually read 1984 rather than just stock it on shelves, but I digress.)

I actually picked up two titles that I hadn’t heard of before. One was a graphic novel called “Pride of Baghdad” by Brian Vaughan and Niko Henrichon. It’s the story based loosely on a true event that happened in Baghdad during the 2003 invasion to oust Saddam Hussein. Apparently, we bombed a zoo, the lions got out, and we shot the lions. End of story. I didn’t care much for the dialogue, but the art of the panels and the premise of the story were intriguing. I give it a 7 on a scale of 1-10.

One of my favorite panels in the graphic novel “Pride of Baghdad”. The story idea of this book is intriguing, the art panels are excellent, the dialogue is kind of lame. I give it a 7 out of 10! -Jeremy Griffith

The other one I picked up was called, “Narco-Economics, How to Run a Drug Cartel” by Tom Wainwright. I think it will make an interesting read and will go along with my binge TV watching of Breaking Bad on Netflix. In my mind, I think it will provide some information for research I’m doing on another story line I’m working on. Wait and see. It’s written by a guy who apparently has done journalistic work for The Economist in their Mexico City office, as well as for the Guardian, the Times and Literary review. I’ll let you know how it is.

I made my purchases at the counter and the store keeper offered us free buttons. “Fuck Trump” they said. That’s why they were free, nobody would take them. My wife and I politely declined and left the building.

An unintentionally funny panel in the graphic novel “Pride of Baghdad”. Instead of generating sorrow, it’s good for a laugh. I imagine this is what happened to progressives who found out Trump won the presidency. First they become incoherent, then their heads explode.

The next stop on our journey was a little shop around the corner, at Tattoo establishment. A tall thin man with ink and piercings came out from the other room. I think we largely wasted our his time, for which I apologize. It was evident to him from the beginning we weren’t interested in getting tattoos, we didn’t seem the type. I was much more interested in seeing if he had any evidence that that was the store where the Spetznaz tattoos came from. I asked a couple of questions about art and pricing, which he politely indulged, and then we left him to his real customers. I was impressed with the artwork that he had on display. If the actual tattoos look anything like the art displayed on the walls, then the workers really know their business.

The rest of the day my wife and I spent shopping at Asian groceries in Minneapolis and St. Paul. My wife is Filipino and once a month I indulger her in her quest for seafood. There are a couple of nice shops that are usually well stocked, but this time were not. Must be a bad time of the year for sea fish? We visited Shaung Hur off of University Avenue which had nothing, so we migrated to the store of the same name off of Nicolette. There we actually did get some fish and shrimp, which made my wife extremely happy. My wife pointed out a weird looking fruit she likes called Durian. It looks like a big, green, spiky alien head. I imagined that if you cut it open, an alien baby would pop out and eat your head like in the classic horror movie, Aliens. They make a Durian drink like a milk shake that is actually a very sweat, white frothy concoction with a green aftertaste. My wife and I stopped around the corner to try one at a little Vietnamese kitchen. Then we went over to a Mexican restaurant next door and had lunch. It was expensive, but the food was good. I had a Cerveza Dos Eqius, which is uncharacteristic for me. I usually don’t drink beer in the middle of the day.  

At the end of the day, I was struck by the oddity and contrast of our little mission to Minneapolis. So many contradictions. Communists decry the horror and unfairness of capitalism, but all around them capitalism thrives, the mountain bike store, the Mexican and Vietnamese restaurants, the Filipino and Asian food stores, all of them thrive because of free markets. Even the communist and socialist books stores thrive from the free market place of ideas. Some would say that their goal is to shut down the debate of competing ideas. I am a free speech guy. Let them try to spread their failed ideology. They can forever be a case study in the museum of wrong thinking. I agree with Sean Connery who said in a movie once that we should be reading books rather than burning them. How else do we challenge our closely held beliefs?

The communists didn’t win me over, and I didn’t win over any of them. But I had a good time exploring enemy territory. Too bad there aren’t any conservative bookstores in that neighborhood. 

For further reading:

http://www.citypages.com/arts/top-7-bookstores-in-the-twin-cities-6576379

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2003/apr/22/iraq1

http://www.boneshakerbooks.com/

http://maydaybookstore.org/

 

 

 

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Tucker Carlson Brutalizes Jose Vargus on Immigration

By Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium

Tucker Carlson and journalist Jose Vargus have a heated argument over Donald Trump’s new temporary travel ban. -image from Fox News

Jose Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and undocumented alien, went on the Tucker Carlson show on Fox last night to talk about Donald Trump’s immigration program, and the results were brutal as Tucker laid into the Filipino immigrant over his illegal status. 

You can watch the whole conversation on Fox above. It is easy to see here why Carlson’s ratings are through the roof as he takes Vargus to task on immigration. Over the weekend, because of a faulty rollout of a temporary moratorium of seven countries deemed too dangerous to allow immigrants from, airports around the country were clogged with protesters angry about people being denied access to the country. Many people, including green card holders were stopped and detained as their statues was verified. 

President Donald Trump announced through executive order that there was a temporary ban on travelers from seven failed states, mostly in Muslim majority areas, where it was deemed too dangerous to allow people into the country. Nations included on the list include, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, and Sudan. 

Unarguably, the implementation of this travel ban was anything but smooth. But, the United States does have borders and does have the right to limit travel when national security is at state, a fact Carlson establishes in the interview with Vargus. 

In their conversation, Vargus asked the deeper question about why it is that people are coming into the country in the first place and he’s not wrong to ask that question. It’s not hard to answer and though he has difficulty making is point, when he finally gets around to making it, the point is valid. The United States has always had an appetite for cheap labor. Immigrants sick of eating garbage in their own home countries risk becoming illegal aliens by jumping the border and finding work here. This immigration is fueled by weak willed politicians who want to have votes from these undocumented aliens come election time and who refuse to go after the companies that use the labor of these people. As a result, the United States victimizes these people, creating a secondary slavery where people too desperate not to come are forced over the border in search for a better life. 

The Philippines, which the US has a longstanding relationship, is no exception. That country has no shortage of skilled labor, but a lack of good jobs, which forces many to leave their homeland and seek employment elsewhere. Families are split apart, months, maybe years at a time as family members find work in far-flung areas like Canada, The  US, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Italy, etc. My wife, a Filipino immigrant, has relatives in all of these places. Family ties are stretched thin as family members spend long stretches of time apart. 

Meanwhile, journalist Jose Vargus flaunts his illegal status as he criticizes the American System that allowed him to have so much success. Vargus has had plenty of time to solidify his status in this country legally and he refuses to do it. He should take his journalism skills home with him, where he can do an in depth documentary on the President Duterte’s war on drugs, or he could make a film on the tragedy of homeless Filipinos still digging through garbage for food to survive. I recently downloaded a Filipino news channel on Roku and was shocked as I watched a short video on the problem. 

Bottom line is this. Tucker is right when he confronts Vargus with his opening question. How would the Philippines feel if people illegally occupied that country and took jobs away from local nationals in the midst of an economic downturn and labor glut. I don’t think President Rodrigo Duturte, who has been clear in his disdain for the United States, would play that game, and illegals would be immediately deported. 

The Nations of Europe have flung open the doors to immigration from Muslim majority countries, and the citizens there have soon regretted it. Large communities of Sharia observant men who refuse to integrate cause many problems for the locals. Crime is at an all time high and gun sales are through the roof as Europeans seek ways to defend themselves by means they never had the right to before. If the United States is to avoid the problems in Europe, then they need to vet people more carefully who want to come here, even if that process is in a state of flux for awhile. America is a land of immigrants, and it always will be. But the United States government owns the right to control the flow. 

 

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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.

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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.

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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

 

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Philippine Presidential Elections as Contentious, Dramatic as the US!

So you think the US presidential elections are wild and crazy: try the Philippines!

by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium

So you think that American politics, especially the 2016 presidential race, in nuts? I’ve recently acquired a curiosity about the politics of other nations, especially the Philippines, because my fiancé is from there; and their presidential race going on right now is just as colorful and crazy as ours.

 

It turns out that the presidential race of the Philippines corresponds with ours a little, and it’s just as contentious and dramatic as ours. Their election is in May, and there are five major candidates vying for the chief executive slot. And, they all have very interesting profiles and platforms.

 

It turns out four of the five candidates debated on Sunday. I’ve included the partial YouTube Video here. I hope you can speak Tagalog (Filipino), because there are no English subtitles.

 

There were plenty of fireworks and accusations tossed back and forth during the debate, such as lack of patriotism, corruption charges, and a claim of ineligibility due to citizenship from another country.

 

Grace Poe launched the opening salvo at her political rival, current Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay, over corruption charges stemming from his time as mayor of the large Philippine city of Makati.

 

Binay fired back, claiming that Poe’s citizenship as an American made her ineligible to become President of the Philippines, questioning her allegiance and patriotism to the country. Poe had left the country and lived as a citizen in the United States for many years before returning. The Philippine Supreme Court recently ruled that Poe was indeed eligible to run.

 

Said Binay, “You always say you’re a true Filipino, but how can you be one when you took an oath to become an American and you abjured, you were ashamed of where you came from?”

 

Binay found himself under attack again, this time from the popular mayor of Davau City Rodrigo Duerte, who called for Biney to resign from office and quit the political race over his current corruption scandal.

 

Said Duerte, “”I’d like to be very, very brutally frank to the vice president. Sir, you have so many cases … that’s public knowledge.”

 

Duerte had plenty of criticism to go around. He attacked his opponent former secretary of interior Mar Roxas over his lackluster response to the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan of 2013. Duerte claimed that Roxas was a weak leader who acted “zombie like” in the midst of the crisis.

Roxas responded with attacks of his own against Duerte, calling him a dangerous leader who responds only on allegations. Duerte has been tough on crime in his city where it is rumored he has utilized death squads to kill drug pushers and addicts in what has been called, “extra-judicial killings”. I will not speculate on whether the rumors are true or not.

 

A fifth presidential candidate, Miriam Defensor-Santiago, did not participate in the forum. She is said to be battling cancer.

 

A final debate is scheduled for April. The election is scheduled for May 9th.

 

Want to know where the candidates stand? Check out this article from CNN here.

 

http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2016/02/12/presidential-candidates-platform-of-government-elections.html

 

For further reading:

 

http://news.yahoo.com/philippine-presidential-debate-erupts-exchanges-graft-133139419.html

 

http://www.ibtimes.com/philippine-presidential-election-binay-poe-keep-lead-latest-poll-2307102

 

http://www.manilatimes.net/daang-matuwid-not-perfect-palace-admits/190360/

 

http://www.philstar.com/opinion/2015/09/19/1501363/poes-presidential-platform

 

 

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Reich is Wrong on Iran

(Robert Reich on behalf of MoveOn.org on the US-Iran Accord.)

(Dennis Prager delivers a message on the US-Iran Deal.)

by Jeremy Griffith

Creator of The American Millennium

Robert Reich, a former Clinton Crony speaking on behalf of political action organization built by the Clintons, MoveOn.org, would like you to think that the current US-Iran Accord is a good idea, that it will lead to peace, and opposition to it will only lead to war. He’s wrong, dead wrong and here’s why.

 

Nations that want peace don’t call for the destruction of other nations. They try to work things out with other nations and find common ground. Iran, a Muslim Theocracy disguised as a Republic, has never done so. In fact, the sole aim of the Iranian Republic (Theocracy) is to dominate the Muslim World, destroy the Jewish State of Israel and then conquer or destroy the United States of America, who it calls, the Great Satan. Israel they call, the Little Satan.

 

From its inception, the Iranian nation has been opposed to a Jewish state and have fought for it’s destruction. They were involved in the Israeli war of independence, which Israel won handily despite overwhelming odds. They support terror organizations like Hezbollah and Hamas within Palestine, which constantly barrage Israel with rockets and car bombs, forcing the Israeli Defense Forces to retaliate in their defense. Iran has fought a proxy war in Iraq where they’ve tried to destabilize that nation’s provisional government and have been responsible for murdering over a thousand of our servicemen and women with their roadside bombs. The name of the nation, Iran, means Arryian in Arabic. Iran was a close ally with Nazi Germany and was all in favor of the destruction of European Jews at the hands of Hitler’s forces. They have one united worldview in that regard. Fortunately the Evil of Hitler’s Nazis has left the planet. But Evil still remains in the form of the Iranian government, led by radical Muslim cleric Ayatollah Khamenei.

 

People like Robert Reich believe you can make peace with these people. But they have no intention of honoring a peace. Like Britian’s Neville Chamberlain, Barack Obama and his allies go to make a deal with the devil that will all but assure the Iranians get the bomb, which they have stated they are more than happy to use. Winston Churchill, the next prime minister of Britain, that great leader, saw the danger of the Nazis and of Islam, and he fought against it his whole life. He steadied his nation and eventually led the way to ultimate victory against that Evil, with the help of the United States.

 

The world has a new Churchillian hero, the Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, who continually warns against the dangerous course the US is taking. They’ve ceded every point to the Iranians. There will be no rigorous inspections of Iran’s nuclear sites, Iran will be allowed to do their own. Iran will get 150 billion in assets unfrozen which they will inevitably use for terror around the world. Military leaders on house arrest in Iran due to previous harsh sanctions are now free to roam, to visit Russia and plot more mischief around the world.

Congress had a chance to oppose this terrible deal, but they chose instead to vote in favor, locking the US into inevitable war. Some have even surmised that such a deal would require that if Iran goes to war with Israel, which is it’s aim, that the US would be required to enter that war on behalf of Iran against our most loyal friend and ally Israel.

 

Reich is an intellectual. He’s very good at making his argument. He says the only course other than this deal is war. Well Dennis Prager thinks otherwise. The answer to war is to continue with the rigorous sanctions that kept Iran largely in check. Peace Through Strength as Ronald Reagan envisioned it is how to face Evil in the world and is the strategy Reagan used to defeat the Soviet Union without firing a shot.

 

Reich makes distracting arguments to confuse young millenials who are afraid of all out war. He says the 12-year war we’ve been fighting is too costly, to injurious, and the cost in treasure takes away valuable assets required to help the American people at home. If the liberal progressive governments would spend discretionary funds more wisely, our schools would not be so ineffectual, our streets and bridges broken, and our infrastructure in such dire need of repair. Indeed, the US spends billions on health care and social welfare on people who are here illegally, because they don’t believe it is necessary to defend US sovereignty.

 

In my view, Prager makes the better argument. We need to put Iran on notice, and reinstate the sanctions that will keep the monster in it’s cage. We need new leadership in Washington, not those who will rush off to war, but those who will not shrink form defending US interests and the interests of our allies around the world.

 

Check out some of Reich’s claims about the budget and discretionary spending here. And then decide for yourself who is right, Reich, or Prager.

https://www.nationalpriorities.org/budget-basics/federal-budget-101/spending/

The author at Fort Snelling, MN

The author at Fort Snelling, MN

 

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Battle of the College Theses: An Adventure in FOIA, Volume 2

Netcentric Hubris and the Challenges of Netcentric Leadership, a War College Thesis by Kurt Schlichter invokes in the mind of the author the image of the novel Ender's Game and it's associated movie; conjuring images of child generals using technology to pull the strings of the automaton soldiers below.

Netcentric Hubris and the Challenges of Netcentric Leadership, a War College Thesis by Kurt Schlichter invokes in the mind of the author the image of the novel Ender’s Game and it’s associated movie; conjuring images of child generals using technology to pull the strings of the automaton soldiers below.

by Jeremy Griffith

Creator of the American Millennium Online

 

Kurt Schlichter, conservative columnist and close friend of the late Super-blogger Andrew Breitbart.

Kurt Schlichter, conservative columnist and close friend of the late Super-blogger Andrew Breitbart.

Recently I embarked on a journey to test FOIA, the Freedom of Information Act, probing the government like a curious kid with a stick, stabbing at a gator. What I’ve found stunned and surprised me, as so far I have found the government gate-keepers I’ve dealt with amazingly helpful and uncharacteristically polite.

Let me backtrack to the beginning. In a previous missive I wrote on Storify, I wondered out loud and with amazement how easy it is for the New York Times and Judicial Watch to obtain and publish online the graduate work of one General El Sisi of Egypt, now that nation’s president. While still a military officer, El Sisi attended our own US Army War College and wrote a thesis as his final project where he opined on Democracy in the Middle East, a document the New York Times obtained and published without comment. Intrigued I wondered how I would fair as a poor blogger who does not buy ink by the barrel. I selected a document I wanted by an author I knew, not knowing the exact title or even if the item requested in fact existed. I expected to be sandbagged by the government, and frankly I was ready to blast their inefficiency for what I believed would be a long and winding run-around course.

Not so. I was after all, dealing with the US Army War College, and apparently, they do things differently there. After sending a couple of stray e-mails to departments who had nothing to do with my request who had no idea what I was talking about, I was politely directed to the right “desk”. The reply I got was timely and polite. “Yes Mr. Griffith,” the fellow said. “You can have that. Would you like it in digits or on paper?” It was like the gentlemen was a clerk at Walmart asking if I wanted paper or plastic.

Two days ago I received the document I had requested and since then I have devoured the contents with glee and was not disappointed. The accompanying note read, almost apologetically, “Not sure if this is the final draft. It was all I could find. Regards!” I tore open the plain envelope and perused the thesis I found inside. I was a kid at Christmas.

I knew anything written by this author had to be good. Kurt A. Schlichter is known to me and is probably well know to you as well from his popular, snarky columns on Red State and Townhall. In my previous edition, I even theorized aloud what the title of the project would have been, something patriotic and heartwarming to conservatives who love America and equally disgusting and stomach wrenching for those who don’t. I reflected that feeling in the title of that article, a little tongue in cheek. I found myself learning something new just discovering the actual title of the document, which was not a disappointment. And yes, It was about leadership, just as I knew it would be.

Netcentric Hubris and the Challenge of Netcentric Leadership by LTC Kurt A. Schlichter. How about that for a title? I immediately googled “Hubris” and “Netcentric”.

hu·brisˈ(h)yo͞obrəs/noun

  1. excessive pride or self-confidence.
synonyms: arroganceconceithaughtinesshauteurprideself-importanceegotism,pomposity, superciliousness, superiority; More
  • (in Greek tragedy) excessive pride toward or defiance of the gods, leading to nemesis.

 

Net-centric or netcentric refers to participating as a part of a continuously-evolving, complex community of people, devices, information and services interconnected by a communications network to achieve optimal benefit of resources and better synchronization of events and their consequences.

In military connotation frequently associated with terms “Net-centric Operations (NCO)” and “Net-centric Warfare (NCW)”. Many people use the terms “net-centric” and “network-centric” interchangeably. Some consider “network-centric” to refer to activities within a particular network and “net-centric” to refer to activities that cross networks.

Many experts[who?] believe the terms “information-centric” or “knowledge-centric” would capture the concepts more aptly because the objective is to find and exploit information, the network itself is only one of several enabling factors.

 

A great read. I found out from COL Schlichter that the Army with all its technology and information systems is better able to micromanage its junior leaders, something Schlichter believes is a habit to be resisted. Leaders at the top are using the tools at hand to micromanage, working the levers of control and making dancing automatons out of their captains, lieutenants, and sergeants. Like marionettes on a string, those junior leaders execute the plans of their masters and introduce no decision making of their own.

Schlichter masterfully illustrates in his argument that the Army should refrain from this practice, instead leaning upon the time tested leadership style of centralized planning and decentralized control. Yes, the leader at the top can better see the battlefield from where he stands in the OP Center. But is that sight picture true? Does it cut through the fog of war? No. Instead, the leader must accept a certain amount of risk, depending on the junior leader to make the appropriate decision at his level. I was so impressed with the logic of this document that I published it online for you to read for yourself. There are the footnotes at the end, like breadcrumbs. You can follow the trail to the source, where you can read for yourself, testing for yourself if the author’s conclusion is true. Unclassified? Yes it says that at the top, so no problems there.

The experience I’ve had with the War College is like going on a camping trip with your family to the source waters of the mighty Mississippi River. You pile into the family station wagon and you go. When you arrive, you park, and you walk down to the river. You cross the narrow inlet, where the water slows to a trickle. Dipping your hand into the cold rushing water, you lean down and drink. Cool. Refreshing. Clean.

It’s like the Army is saying. “Yes citizen. You can have the final projects of our warrior leaders, and at no charge! We are proud of what we do here and in the leaders we train. You have the right to know what it is we are doing in your name. Read the words of the warrior leaders we’ve trained, be enlightened, and enjoy.” Wow. Just, wow.

I get an altogether different feeling when I try to find the educational documents written by some of our political leaders, which are as elusive to find as the Holy Grail.

To their credit, Mother Jones, that leftist publication, has done a little footwork for us. Very little. They got half of Ted Cruz’s Princeton Undergraduate work, Clipping the Wings of Angels: The History and Theory behind the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. A doughnut stained operative wandered into the Princeton’s Mudd Library to the place where student theses are stored and with camera phone in hand, photographed 48 pages of the 115 page document. It’s like the operative didn’t want the conservative politician’s undergrad thesis bad enough to get the whole thing! Was he/she interrupted during their surreptitious photography session by a roving security guard? One wonders. Maybe they were just too cheap to pay the $0.35 per page fee to get the whole thing? “That’s enough of this pro-constitution, flag-waiving crap! Our readers will get the point. Cruz is a juvenile, nationalistic scumbag. Let’s go.” Is that what they told themselves on their way out of the library, angry security guard in pursuit? Hmmm. Well, fear not, dear reader. I’ve paid the fee and hopefully I will get the full document here shortly.

Check out what one commenter said about the Cruz document at CNN iReport here!

Meantime, good luck trying to FOIA a similar document from Hillary Rodham Clinton or Barack Hussein Obama II. The president apparently did some kind of project for graduation when he matriculated through his various schools. FactCheck.org assures us that is so. But it wasn’t the kind of thesis that is required to be retained by the school and indeed, the professor who advised the young Barrack on this thesis doesn’t even retain his copy. Lost it in a move, he says. Oh well.

Hillary’s thesis on the other hands isn’t quite so difficult, to get your hands on, but a little bit of a challenge, at least according to Bill Dedman, MSNBC Investigative reporter, who details his adventure with the seldom seen document. (Dedman? Good name for a writer who accidently crosses the Clintons. One wonders why an investigative reporter is necessary to find this document of Hillary’s? Wouldn’t the Lifestyle editor be better?)

Dedman admits in his article from May of 2007 that Hillary’s thesis, based on an interview with vaunted socialist thinker and activist Saul Alinsky, was sealed for a brief time for convenience when the goddess Hillary was in her role as First Lady, at her own request. But since she started running for office of President the record was unsealed once more so the peasants can view it, if they can afford the plane ticket from Rochester Minnesota or Phoenix Arizona or where ever you’re from to come to the library and seek an audience with the aforementioned manuscript. Like a high priest going into the temple, Dedman has graciously volunteered to read the holy scripture for us, a line of rope tied around his ankle in case for whatever reason he upsets the gods and is struck dead in the process. He has pierced the veil to enter the holy of holies for us and has interpreted the document to save us all the trouble and hassle. How good of him.

You and I can’t judge for ourselves the tenure and structure of the article for ourselves, that is just too awkward. We’ll just have to take Dedman’s word for it. Footnotes? Really, what good are they? Why test the research acumen of the goddess, what Hubris you have, peasant? I like that word, I learned it earlier.

No there seems to be a definite trend here that is not surprising. If you are a right wing wacko bird like Ted Cruz who is running for president, or a war-mongering former comedian turned lawyer, columnist like Kurt Schlichter, an operative of the left will get your documents and use your own words to smear you. But, If you are Barack Obama, or Hillary Rodham Clinton, special care is taken by the gate-keepers to protect your college work so as to tamp down the unfair criticism of the unwashed masses.

And that really is the point right? There is a ring around the leftist prophets of progressivism that doesn’t extend to the lovers of the constitution. No, not for you. But there is still hope. We are told that Hillary and Barack got Ivy League educations and are more than qualified to be our leaders, even though we can’t judge their work for ourselves. We can judge them. Both have works of literature that has been edited and vetted and put out for the masses after the approval and polish of the acolytes. And we have their promises and words on the TV. Yes we can judge them and we will.

Happily Barack is not running for office again, although I predict he’ll be around in the wings for quite some time. As for Hillary, if she gets past her current dilemma with the press over her missing emails and private server, with the help of the press, then she is well on her way to be the presumptive nominee.

The democrats have cause for concern this time around, however. The GOP has a deep bench filled with conservatives as well as a moderate or two and with luck the right guy or gal will rise to the top to challenge the goddess. Ted Cruz, cum laude from his respective institution of Princeton and a champion debater with a record for excellence, leads the way. I can’t wait to see a debate between Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz. It’ll be better than fireworks.

 

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Hagedorn/Walz Campaigns Spar Over National Security Comments

by Jeremy Griffith
American Millennium Online
Hagedorn throws down the gauntlet to liberal foot soldier Tim Walz on national defense issues. -photo by Jeremy Griffith

Hagedorn throws down the gauntlet to liberal foot soldier Tim Walz on national defense issues. -photo by Jeremy Griffith

Republican House candidate Jim Hagedorn used a press conference recently outside of Rochester’s Federal Medical Center prison to explain why his opponent, incumbent Congressman Tim Walz, is wrong on national defense.

At the press conference, Hagedorn outlined Walz’s position to allow the federal government to close Guantanamo Bay prison and move some of the prisoners, many the worst terrorists in the world, to prisons in the continental United States, and even including the Federal Medical Center prison here in Rochester.

“The people of Rochester are protected from the Islamic terrorists in Guantanamo Bay by 1,875 miles, an ocean and six barbed wires,” Hagedorn explained. “If the congressman has his way, they’ll be right across the street in that facility, two miles from the door of the Mayo Clinic. That’s completely unacceptable!”

“If the congressman has his way, they’ll be right across the street in that facility, two miles from the door of the Mayo Clinic. That’s completely unacceptable!” -Jim Hagedorn

 

According to the Rochester Post Bulletin, Walz outlined his plan to move some of the terrorist to the FMC, which the PB reported on in a story published in 2009.

Hagedorn said that if he were elected he would introduce legislation preventing the executive branch’s plan to close Guantanamo by defunding the Department of Justice and Department of Defense in the execution of that plan.

Walz did not directly comment directly on Hagedorn’s accusation, but his campaign manager did. Sarah Severs, replying to the Post Bulletin by e-mail, used the opportunity to lash out at the Republican challenger. “Washington, D.C., blogger Jim Hagedorn, who has never served a day in uniform, has zero credibility on national security issues,” says Severs. “Tim Walz, a 24-year veteran of the National Guard and the highest-ranking enlisted soldier to serve in Congress, will always fight to keep America safe.” She added that Hagedorn’s comments are “reckless and desperate”.

http://m.postbulletin.com/news/politics/hagedorn-accuses-walz-of-trying-to-bring-terrorists-to-rochester/article_b6305e5b-7f2a-5400-b689-dcaa243be219.html?mode=jqm

Hagedorn’s comments are also similar to concerns raised by former Republican District 1 Congressman Gil Gutknecht, who raised objections to the presence of the Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman back in 2001 when the blind sheik was housed at the FMC shortly after 9/11. The Sheik was there undergoing treatment for diabetes. He had been incarcerated since 1998 following conviction for his role in planning the original Twin Towers bombing in 1993.

Following the 9/11 attacks Gutknecht said there was an uptick in suspicious activity around the prison, and reports of men taking photographs outside the prison from the vantage point of the nearby Quarry Hill Nature Center.

Gutknecht expressed concern then that Osama Bin Laden had personally said he would support an attack on the facility to free the Blind Sheik.

Local law enforcement was also on the alert at the time, responding to calls of suspicious activity. Rochester Police Chief Roger Peterson responded to the concerns.

“We responded to a lot of those types of calls — and still do,” Peterson said.

“That certainly made it an issue of concern,” Peterson said. “(FMC) authorities shared information through the FBI on potential threats. And our role in that was to provide them with any local information. They were specifically interested in suspicious person calls that would have related to the prison in any way.”

Gutknecht’s and Peterson’s comments about the security of the FMC prison during Sheik Abdel-Rahman’s stay there can be found from the Rochester Post Bulletin report here.

http://www.postbulletin.com/in-wake-of-sheik-s-presence-at-rochester-prison-worried/article_44f1d5a7-a437-513b-a0a6-572f5590ce7b.html

Due to Gutknecht’s influence, the Sheik was eventually moved to another Bureau of Prison’s facility and the tension died down. A return of high level and dangerous criminal terrorists would definitely be cause concern, which is why Sever’s comments on behalf of her boss seem tone-deaf, insensitive, and nonsensical.

Having terrorists housed at FMC would not only make them a target for attack, a facility designed for low level prisoners with health problems, it would also draw other unwanted elements, making it a sort of Mecca for people who admire the terrorists. Rochester has a large Muslim Somalian community and it should be remembered that several Somali Muslims have left from the Twin Cities area, an hour and a half away, to go fight and die for Isis in Iraq.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2742206/Somali-American-died-fighting-ISIS-cleaned-planes-Delta-Airlines-Minneapolis-airport-joined-terrorist-group.html

A terrorists associated with the 9/11 terrorist attack on the Twin Towers in 201 was arrested here in Minnesota.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/03/us/zacarias-moussaoui-fast-facts/

And the Blind Sheik’s own civil rights lawyer was convicted to 10 years in prison for aiding and abetting terrorism after passing notes from the Sheik to his supporters in terrorist networks.

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/1/1/us-judge-releasesdyinglawyerconvictedofaidingterrorism.html

Walz’s 24-year service in the National Guard aside, since his election to the congress he’s proved to be nothing more or less than a foot soldier for Nancy Pelosi and the radical left. He’s voted in lockstep with leftists over 97 percent of the time, turning a deaf ear to Minnesotans in regards to affordable health care, the economy and jobs, and yes, even national defense.

Minnesotans have a choice on Tuesday. Vote for the big government foot soldier of the radical left, incumbent Tim Walz; or they can vote for common sense conservative Minnesota values candidate Jim Hagedorn. Remember to vote Nov. 4!

Captain Jeremy Griffith is a 22-year veteran of the National Guard and Army Reserve. He served for a 15-month Tour of Duty in Iraq during the time period known as "The Surge".

Captain Jeremy Griffith is a 22-year veteran of the National Guard and Army Reserve. He served for a 15-month Tour of Duty in Iraq during the time period known as “The Surge”.

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Millennium Endorsements for Midterm 2014 Election

By Jeremy Griffith
Publisher of the American Millennium Online

Jeremy Griffith here with American Millennium Online. I want to get on record and talk to you about who we support for Minnesota elections for election day Nov. 4. That would be the royal we being me because I’m the only one here. Ahem.

 

For Governor we endorse Jeff Johnson and his running mate Bill Kuisle for governor over incumbent democrat Mark Dayton. There’s a really good ad out there for Johnson which I think explains it all, namely that Dayton is too dazed and confused to be a good governor. We need someone in there who actually has Minnesota values that won’t just reward cronies with government funds. Johnson has experience in politics in the state and he has the a common sense conservative vision. Bill has been a representative in the state, I think they’ll make a really good team. Dayton just needs to retire. He’s a joke and he needs to go away.

 

For Senate I endorse Mike McFadden. He’s a businessman who knows how to create jobs and run a business. His opponent Al Franken is a former SNL comedian who is well past his prime and has ceased to be funny a long time ago. Now he’s just sad. He got to office under questionable circumstances six years ago and is the 60th vote on the dreaded Affordable Health care act or Obamacare which is neither affordable nor is it care. It’s killing small businesses, resulting in lay offs and increased premiums and not covering everyone it said it would cover. Obamacare is a joke and Al Franken is the punchline, only neither one of them is funny. So vote for McFadden and get Al out of there.

 

I’ve done some campaigning with my personal favorite Jim Hagedorn. Jim’s dad was a representative and he’s got politics in his blood. I think he’ll be a good representative to replace Tim Walz. Walz the former educator and Sergeant Major of the Army National Guard has served his country long enough. It’s not his service prior to being elected that concerns us, it’s what he’s done with his time in the house of representatives since, voting in lockstep with Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. Not at all in keeping with the values of southern Minnesota. He talks a good game, talks about veterans, farmers, blah blah blah, but his record speaks louder. He wants to convince you that he is for you and your interests, but he votes in the opposite direction. The VA has been failing veterans for many years and Walz has done nothing to turn that around and as been largely silent on the issue. During the government shut down he said nothing about the shutdown of the World War II memorial as elderly veterans waited outside barracades that had no business being there. Republicans showed up and threw down the barricades and let the veterans in, and Tim Walz, a 22-year veteran himself was no where to be seen and said absolutely nothing.

 

Walz had the chance to vote to extend pay and benefits to full time reserve and national guard during the government shutdown. Those individuals were required to go to work regardless of pay. Essentially working for free. The representative had a chance to vote on a bill to pay those folks retroactively and he voted no, so so much for the guy who supports the veterans. Also he voted on a bill to cut the budget which contained a clause to cut benefits of retired veterans including the disabled by 1 percent per year, which would hurt retirees, especially those dealing with disabilities. Now everyone agrees that budget cuts are needed to get to fiscal sanity. Even the military needs to be cut, but not pay and benefits of those who risk their lives on our behalf and not for those who were wounded in action because of their bravery. Once again the veteran soldier does us no favors in this regard. He’s failed us again on this issue.

 

The government is paying for massages for bunnies, and diesel fuel for a powerplant in Afghanistan that has never been turned on, when they get their power from Iran, they’re doing research on why lesbians are fat and putting lobsters on treadmills, but they can’t pay our veterans what they are owed. Time to go Tim, we’ve had just about enough of you.

 

Jim Hagedorn is for common sense conservative solutions, smaller more accountable government and fiscal responsibility and has a record as a government employee that cut the fat out of his own department. Who do you know had done that. He talks the talk and walks the walk and he’s a fighter. He’ll scrap with members of his own party as well as the democrats to serve his constituents at home and that’s why we like him.

 

At the local level I’m voting for Breanna Bly who is running again for state senate again against Tina Liebling. You know Liebling is one of those who talks a good game to local constituents, but when it comes to the votes she has made, she’s just another big government bleeding heart liberal. Breanna is a sweet-heart who believes in fiscal responsibility. She listens to her constituents and I think she’ll be a great improvement over Liebling in the state legislature.

 

And those are my picks. I think they’re great. Go out and vote Nov 4. That’s election day. If you can’t vote on that day, Minnesota has early in-person absentee voting, just go down to the fairgrounds if you live in Olmsted County, the poll there is open there until the day of the election, you can register right away if you aren’t already registered and you can vote the same day. It’s very convenient.

 

That’s the way I voted and that’s the way my girlfriend voted. She got her citizenship here in the US last month and she voted in her first election ever here in the United States last week, so if she can do it, you can too. It’s just that easy. No excuses, no lines, just go and vote.

 

And that’s a wrap, so go out there, campaign for your favorite candidate or cause and then go and vote. This is Jeremy Griffith from the American Millennium Online. Have a great day.

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Johnson Wins First Gubernatorial Debate in Rochester

by Jeremy Griffith
American Millennium Online

 

Commissioner Jeff Johnson gives a strong performance at the first gubernatorial debate in Rochester Mn. -photo by Jeremy Griffith

Commissioner Jeff Johnson gives a strong performance at the first gubernatorial debate in Rochester Mn. -photo by Jeremy Griffith

The headline above is a bit of a conceit I admit, from a Conservative Republican blogger such as myself, but in my view, Commissioner Jeff Johnson, Republican candidate for governor of Minnesota clearly lead the  debate against is opponents: Incumbent Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and Independent candidate Hannah Nicollet.

 

The debate occurred Wednesday at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester and was televised on public television.

 

Johnson was on point from the beginning, he attacked the governor in a way that didn’t make him look like a jerk, he was respectful to his opponents and he was armed with facts.

 

Governor Mark Dayton had strong support in Rochester and didn't make any major gaffes at the first debate in Rochester MN. -photo by Jeremy Griffith

Governor Mark Dayton had strong support in Rochester and didn’t make any major gaffes at the first debate in Rochester MN. -photo by Jeremy Griffith

Having said that, Dayton was better prepared and performed better than I thought he would, even though he always has that befuddled look on his face when I see him in public and he mumbled a bit. The governor was quick to respond to his critic and didn’t make any major gaffes.

 

Former software designer Hannah Nicollet, the Independent candidate, surprised me a little, was engaging in the debate and even though her answers were long and meandering, still made some good points which her opponents, Dayton and Johnson were forced to agree with. I sat next to a member of her campaign staff and let him know how impressed I was, even though it was apparent it was her first debate.

 

Hannah Nicollet, the Independent candidate for Governor, gave a good performance at the first debate. She should consider running for lower office to get more experience. -photo by Jeremy Griffith

Hannah Nicollet, the Independent candidate for Governor, gave a good performance at the first debate. She should consider running for lower office to get more experience. -photo by Jeremy Griffith

The staffer agreed. “She needs to slow down a bit and give the answers we know she has,” the staffer said.

 

Now I don’t think Nicollet has a chance in this field, but I could be wrong. Minnesota has voted for independents before. However, the last independent governor, Jesse Ventura, was a celebrity with name recognition with an aggressive competent staff. At the time the state was pissed off with both the democrats and republicans in that race, which was extremely helpful for Ventura. Nicollet has none of those aspects in her favor and she should consider running for a lower office such as state rep or senator, or as a small town Mayor. That would give her more credibility if she were to run for higher office in the future.

 

That being said, she added to the debate and should be allowed to compete in all five gubernatorial debates, which is what the governor agreed. It helps him as in most cases the independent party candidate, with the exception of Ventura, bleeds away support for the Republican candidate.

 

I’m happy to have seen this first debate in person, and I look forward to seeing the televised debates coming later in the month. Dayton, while he has a lot of local support, is vulnerable in several areas, such as health care, transportation such as roads and bridges, and his seeming abandonment of greater Minnesota areas. Incidentally, Johnson made a point to attack the governor, very successfully I might add, in all of those areas.

 

Johnson has an uphill climb against a heavily entrenched liberal base here in the state. He’ll have to keep on the offensive in public debates and in his TV and radio advertisement if he is to get traction against the incumbent. And, hopefully, the independents won’t bleed off so much support from Johnson that it throws the election to the other guy.

 

Johnson needs to have the help of his running mate, former state legislator Bill Kuisle, who has a lot of credibility in the greater Minnesota area and has been a popular public figure in the Rochester area.

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Obama’s firing of General Officers Demonstrates Third World Mentality

by Jeremy Griffith
American Millennium Online

The Proxy In Chief, Barack H. Obama won’t fire his loyal minions like Kathleen Sebilius or Eric Holder, because in the Liberal Progressive Worldview, you reward your friends and punish your enemies. That he is now firing top military brass demonstrates that the president is afraid of them and is displaying a Banana Republic Third World View.

 

As you may know, nine General Officers of the Army, Navy and Air Forces have been fired, some for cause some not. Some believe this a purge; Obama is merely getting rid of people he feels may be disloyal. There is speculation that there is a litmus test for the president. The Generals are a threat to him like the Generals of the Army in Egypt were a threat to Egypt’s former president, who was replaced by a military leader rather recently.

 

You may remember that the president invested a lot of hope in the Arab Spring with deposed the former president of Egypt and replaced him with a minion of the Muslim Brotherhood. Now that president has been replaced by the Army and that same Army is cracking down on the Brotherhood, to the very glad support of the Egyptian citizenry.

 

Obama must recognize this sea change, and like all Third World leaders, he is rightfully afraid. It’s too bad because the US has never acted like the Third World, until we elected Barack Obama. You see, the Generals possess something the president fundamentally lacks, leadership! You don’t get to be a General or an Admiral, especially one with four stars on your collar lest you’ve been vetted by other leaders. These are the best and brightest and each has held commands at many levels. It is only natural for someone like Barack, who’s never led anyone or even held a real job, to be intimidated by these types. That is why they are being given their walking papers.

 

There’s an analogy that I think will illustrate this. Back in the 80s there was this classic sci fi film, Star Trek II, The Wrath of Khan staring Bill Shatner, Leondard Nimoy and Ricardo Monltelban. Captain James T. Kirk, Captain of the intrepid Enterprise and his loyal first officer, Spock are locked in an epic contest of wills against genetically enhanced super-genius Khan Noonian Singh! Khan has a score to settle against Kirk and steals a vessel, the Reliant, in order to exact his vengeance. Both ships are damaged in Khan’s surprise attack and in order to even the odds, Kirk orders the Enterprise into an ionized nebula. The interference of the Nebula causes force screens to lower, wrecks havoc with tactical displays and diminishes sensors. Sauce for the Goose, says Spock. The odds would be even. Each vessel blindly searches for the advantage over the other in the ghostly mist of the nebula.

 

The science officer, Mr. Spock notices something, a potential weakness. Khan is flying his ship like it was a surface vessel, displaying 2D thinking. The combatants are traveling in space, a 3D medium. Kirk uses Khan’s inexperienced mistake to get the advantage. Dropping down under the enemy ship, he gets a position behind Khan’s Reliant and lets him have it. An epic moment in sci fi history.

 

By all intents and purposes, Barack Obama is a genius, just like Khan. He’s learned his lessons well, a constitutional scholar and all that. But he really doesn’t understand or really like the constitution. He’s been trained at the feet of committed socialists and communists. He doesn’t understand or appreciate a constitutional Republic at all. That is why Obama is trapped in 2D, Third World mentality. He doesn’t know us at all.

 

If Obama is planning for a coup, firing of the Generals would do no good. They are still out there and they can still affect their influence in retirement. The Generals and Colonels behind them, after all what is a colonel but a general who hasn’t got his star yet? Were brought up through the ranks by the generals above them. All have sworn allegiance to the country and sworn to protect the Constitution, something progressives like Obama view as an obstacle of negative liberties that limits his power.

 

He’s right, the Constitution does limit his power. The president can’t do anything about the Tea Party or Congressional conservatives, so he has to attack the Generals. It’s a fruitless effort, but it does demonstrate his Third World Progressive mentality.

 

Here’s something to think about. Each of the 50 states and Porto Rico have militias. It’s called the National Guard. Each of those states and territories have a Two-Star Adjutant General at the head of them, each operating under the authority of their respect Governors. Over half of the Governors are conservative Republicans. Firing Generals at the Pentagon does Barack no good if he is worried about a coup. He should be worrying about the Governors and their respective militias. One conservative Governor, like Perry of Texas or Brewer of Arizona, could rally the states against the President and give him a very hard time, and that is what he should fear.

 

But that’s not going to happen, at least not soon. Because, we are not the Third or Developing World. We’re America and any fight we launch against the president will be a political one. The Tea Party and conservatives around the country are continuing to fight the good fight to legally pry this loser and his minions from office. With all the failures of this administration: Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the Failure of the Obamacare website and the termination of millions of insurance policies around the country, this president is damaging his party’s brand. As he serves what’s left of his lame duck term, it will be increasingly difficult for president to accomplish anything, and anyone running for the blue will have a hard time making headway when the next election comes around.

 

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Grover Norquist Speaks at Taxpayer Rally

by Jeremy Griffith
The American Millennium Online

Conservative Political Strategist Grover Norquist spoke recently at the Taxpayer Rally in St. Paul Saturday, 27 April, 2013. Above is an audio recording of his comments. The Rally is an annual event. Other speakers at the event included Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and the Godfather of the annual rally, America’s Mr. Right, Jason Lewis. The event was hosted by The Late Debate’s Jack and Ben of Twin Cities News Talk AM 1130.

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Bachmann, Lewis Headline Minnesota Taxpayer Rally

(Jason Lewis addresses Taxpayer Rally at Minnesota’s State Capitol in St. Paul Saturday, April 27, 2013. -video by Jeremy Griffith, The American Millennium.)

(Michele Bachmann, congresswoman from Minnesota, addresses a taxpayers rally in the State Capitol Saturday, 27 April, 2013. -Video by Jeremy Griffith, The American Millennium.)

By Jeremy Griffith
Creator of The American Millennium

She didn’t get the colorful introduction she received in 2009 when she was introduced by radio personality Chris Baker, but she was greeted with rousing applause and praise as taxpayer champion and traditional values hero Michele Bachmann took to the stage at the Taxpayer rally at St. Paul Saturday.

Bachmann headlined the successful, and peaceful rally that took place on the capitol steps, and happily, no “moonbat” liberals were there to greet her with glitter. (There was also no gunfire at the rally either, unlike the cannabis rally at Denver last week.) The beleaguered congresswoman is under constant assault from the left because of her views on traditional marriage and conservative values and faces an uphill battle in the next election. She is also the target of an ethics complaint many believe to be an unfounded attack aimed at discrediting her.

In her comments, Bachmann made mention of the horrible attacks on the marathon-goers in Boston, calling for prayers for the victims. She called for increased scrutiny in the Benghazi scandal in which several Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens and several former Navy Seals were killed. And, she tried to bolster conservatives to continue the fight to keep conservative voices in the House of Representatives and block any efforts of the present administration.

A pivotal moment in the speech came as Bachmann made a moving tribute to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who passed away earlier this month, reading from a quote from the late conservative politician. Of Maggie, Bachmann called her a branch of the conservative trifecta consisting also of President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II that brought down communism and the Iron Curtain.

“She was the most influential female politician of the last 100 years!” Bachmann reflected. See her full comments in the video above.

There was a Washingtonesque moment when Bachmann exchanged her sunglasses for reading glasses in order to read the Thatcher quote.

Paraphrasing Washington she said, “I’m passed my prime, I’ve grown frail in the service of my country!”

Popular syndicated radio personality Jason Lewis was the final speaker of the day and brought his legendary wit and more importantly his undisputed grasp of the facts to the rally Saturday. He explained in depth why the conservatives must win future elections for the health of the country. He made fun of himself as well as Governor Mark Dayton, Former Vice President Al Gore and Senator Al Franken.

“Anyone who listens to me knows I trend toward the libertarian side just a bit. But while I’m not one of those William Buckley Radicals, who want legalize drugs tomorrow, I have to wonder at the success of the war on drugs.

“After all, if we are winning the war on drugs, how do you explain Mark Dayton?!” Lewis joked. See Lewis’s full comments above.

Thousands gathered at the annual rally MC’d by TwinCitiesNewsTalk radio personalities Jack Tomczac and Benjamin Kruse of the Late Debate, who did a fine job of introducing the speaking guests. As with other rallies involving the Tea Party and other conservative groups, when the rally ended, the participants left the mall in better shape than when they found it. The Late Debate airs weeknights from 8-10 p.m. on Twin Cities News Talk, AM 1130.

 

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Obama’s Gun Control Vision a Recipe for Disaster

Obama’s Gun Control Strategy a Recipe for Disaster

Reasons why millions should oppose the comprehensive gun control measures and associated executive orders pursued by the President.

Storified by Jeremy Griffith· Wed, Jan 16 2013 20:06:00

The  President’s comprehensive strategy of legislation and executive orders to ban or control guns is a recipe for disaster that does nothing to cut down violent crime, but actually encourages it, and leaves Americans in danger not only from criminals, but by out of control local, state and federal government agencies. 

Mr. Obama wants to ban certain types of guns, namely those that have more than one military feature, ban magazines with a capacity over ten rounds, universal background checks for all gun buyers including private sales, and requirements for doctors to report on the mental status of their patients and the presence of guns in their homes. All of these items do nothing to curb violence in this country but will serve only to increase it as millions of Americans are deprived of their weapons of choice and their fundamental rights to self defense, will violate their confidentiality rights with their individual physicians, and limit peoples’ freedom everywhere. 
Obama’s 23 Executive Orders On Gun Control Are Mostly FluffPresident Obama signed 23 executive orders on gun control, sending directives to many Federal agencies. Some of these orders are good ste…
In fact, all of this President’s public actions have been to limit the freedom of Americans while it increases his own safety and comfort. For example, the congress has passed legislation signed into law by this President that ensures this and all former living presidents will have guaranteed Secret Service protection for life. 
Obama Signs Law Giving Himself Armed Guards for LifePresident Obama has signed a law that will give himself and all presidents Secret Service protection for life, reversing a law passed dur…
Does everyone not see the hypocrisy here? Obama wants armed guards around him 24/7 year round, armed with not semi, but fully automatic weapons, but will deny you and me access to semi-auto versions of these weapons for the purpose of our own self defense. This alone should be reason enough to oppose this president and what he is doing! 

With these executive orders and with future planned gun control legislation he will make every law abiding gun owner an enemy of the state and the target of every law enforcement agency at every level. He decided this was best without regard to the third order of effects of what it would mean at the local level. For example, if gun laws like what the President favors are enacted by congress, what will be the result? Will county sheriff’s and city police be required to confiscate such guns when they find them? Will they be ordered to do round ups of guns, going door to door to find them and take them from previously law abiding citizens? Will drones fly over head to monitor the homes of registered gun owners? 
And what will be the reaction of those millions of legal gun owners when the sheriffs and officers come for their guns? Will they be arrested, or will they resist? What will be the fallout of such confiscation?
In the American Revolution and in the Civil War, thousands suffered death and serious injury when the simple musket was the only weapon available. Imagine the tragedy of that time as thousands of young men fought and died in those horrible wars right here on our own soil?
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So much damage was done by a simple ball and powder weapon. Now fast forward to the present where many millions in this country own multiple round capacity semi-auto handguns and rifles. What sheriff in his right mind would want to approach a home and ask the home owner to turn over his guns? It would be one in love with suicide! Why would the president put so many law enforcement officials and private citizens at risk like this? Is he stupid? Is there an agenda? 

Fortunately many sheriff’s are already coming out against confiscation legislation and for good reason. 
Some sheriffs vow not to enforce Obama’s gun plan; anti-violence groups praise measuresDenny Peyman didn’t watch President Barack Obama’s gun-control announcement Wednesday. But the Jackson County, Ky., sheriff said he alrea…
Gun manufacturers and sellers like Mills Fleet Farm have publicly voiced their objection to the proposed laws. Good for them! 
Duck Hunting Shotgun Proven To Be more Dangerous Than A Huldra AR-15huldraarms
Thousands flock to get their guns and ammunition before new laws are enacted preventing them from having them. 
CA gun show draws 10,000 people ‘getting ready for the next revolution’ | The Raw StoryWhat drew an estimated 10,000 people to a Northern California gun show? Simple. According to one attendee, they’re scared. "Obama wants t…
The President has said that new gun laws won’t be enacted unless the people demand them. When was that an issue? The people didn’t want Obamacare, the Affordable Health Care Act, and yet this President rammed it down the Nation’s throat. 
President Barack Obama Gun Control Speech Unveiling Gun Control Agenda at White House Signs Ordersinsanemrbrain
Who believes this President and his Vice President have any credibility when it comes to gun control and violence, especially after the failed gun tracking program Fast and Furious that resulted in the death of thousands of Mexicans and one American Border Agent, Brian Terry?
Brian Terry, Fast And Furious' Unknown Man: Border Agent's Death …Jun 23, 2012 … Brian Terry, Fast And Furious' Unknown Man: Border Agent's Death …… guns are the residue caused by the Bus…
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Who believes this President, and the Vice President, Joe the Human Gaffe Machine Biden have Americans’ safety interest at heart? After all they allowed their own friends in the State Department die in Libya as they watched in real time, even though our military had the power to help them They didn’t even allow our ambassador to have an armed contingent of Marines to help him. If the President won’t protect his friends, how can we expect him to protect us?
BBC News – US confirms its Libya ambassador killed in BenghaziSep 12, 2012 … The US ambassador to Libya dies after militiamen attack the consulate in Benghazi in protest at a US-made film said to…
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The President gave arms to Libyan insurgents, facilitating the overthrow of dictator Muammar Qaddafi. When the fight was over, Obama sent his friends to retrieve those weapons. The people said no and Ambassador Chris Stevens and three of his employees paid the ultimate price, unable to defend themselves. A Navy Seal hero was also killed as he tried to protect the State Department staffers. He called his higher command for help, expecting to get it, but it never came. 
Former Navy SEAL ID’d as consulate attack victim(CBS/AP) BOSTON – A former Navy SEAL from a Boston suburb was one of four Americans who died in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya…
A man who allows his friends to die cannot be called upon to defend his enemies. It is obvious to me that he has made himself the enemy of millions of law abiding Americans. Don’t tell yourself it can’t happen here, after all, gun confiscation is a part of American history, both in the near and distant past. The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, my three favorite things, tried to seize guns from a remote rancher in Ruby Ridge Idaho, a former Green Beret and a quite man. Randy Weaver, who was harming no one, lost his wife, young son and dog in an unprovoked attack by the ATF. 
The F.B.I. and Ruby Ridge – New York TimesF.B.I. Director Louis Freeh has moved quickly to correct the egregious error he made earlier this year when, trusting his longtime friend…
The ATF also attacked the communal home of the Branch Davidians in Waco Texas. The siege there caused the death of 80 people, many of them innocent children. While the religious practices of this group might be considered strange, to date they had been hurting no one. It was never proven in court that they did anything wrong. It was alleged that they had illegal guns and gun parts, but who is to say now, after the horrendous fire burned all the evidence? The charismatic leader David Koresh seemed a bit odd, and indeed may have been guilty of a crime, but he never had his day in court. How can we expect fair treatment from a government who views us all as Bible thumping bitter clingers?
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Radio host and media personality Glenn Beck posted a brilliant and sanguine analysis of the gun control debate this week on his network The Blaze. He said we should all act like Gandhi, Jesus Christ, and Martin Luther King, Jr. choosing peaceful activism over confrontational violence. It is well that we should fear such a confrontation as it could shatter the nation. Glenn Beck is right, but what happens when the visit at your door isn’t a polite knock, but an armed assault like the ones that happened in Ruby Ridge and Waco? Must we engage in violent action then in order to defend our lives? I fear that this government will give us no choice, and that is a tragedy.
Glenn Beck Predicts How the Obama Admin. Will Go About Gun …1 day ago … During his Monday evening broadcast, Glenn Beck predicted how he thinks the Obama administration will go about imposing s…
We agree with Beck that we should all let cooler heads prevail in the debate coming about gun control in light of the horrible tragedy in Newtown CT and in gun related violence elsewhere. The issues of gun accessibility and mental health are important, but we should not rush into legislation that is proven to have no affect on the problem. It should be remembered that in states that have shall issue gun permitting laws, gun violence is drastically down, while in states like Illinois and New York, gun violence is skyrocketing. 

In the end, the fate of our country rests with us. We are all torn by the tragedies of gun violence, but is that an excuse to exclude certain types of firearms from public consumption? Hold your representatives to account and demand that they protect the Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms. Citizens robbed of their gun rights suffered horrible tragedies in this century and centuries past and we should learn from their example: from the Native Americans, to the blacks bonded in slavery, those denied the right to bear arms suffered as no other under the brutality of their own government.  The history of gun control is a history of genocide. 
Gun Control not crazed Madmen most responsible for Genocide in …Dec 29, 2012 … Here is a very important documentary produced by the Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. In the wake of t…

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Voter ID History So Far

(Video by Jeremy Griffith)

History of the Voter ID Debate in Minnesota

In November, Minnesotans will vote on election day for or against a controversial pair of amendments, one upholding the definition of traditional marriage and the other on requiring photo ID at the polls. We will be examining the photo ID constitutional amendment.

The voter ID law has been an issue since the heavily contested election of Al Franken as senator over the incumbent Norm Coleman. The election was so tight that voter fraud was alleged and recounts and legal challenges mounted. In the end Franken was elected, but a need had arisen in the eyes of many to clean up the Minnesota election system.

Dan McGrath of Minnesota Majority has led the charge to require voter ID laws since the 2008 election. He has turned up instances of voter irregularities and fraud and has helped draft voter ID legislation.

In 2010, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton vetoed the law that was approved largely on a partisan basis. He says the law would disenfranchise many voters who cannot afford an ID.

In an effort to get the matter into law, the Minnesota Majority and protectmyvote.com people have sought the make the issue into a constitutional amendment that would have the power to bypass the governor’s veto. This puts the matter directly in the hands of the voter.

Over 80 organizations in the state oppose the voter ID amendment saying it would serve to restrict voter turnout and disenfranchise voters unable to obtain ID.

Secretary of State Mark Ritchie who opposes the law, changed the name of the ballot initiative without the consent of the legislature. The issue was taken to court and the supreme court of Minnesota ruled that the Secretary did not have the right to change the name of the initiative on the ballot where the legislature had already done so.

Opposition of the law includes the Secretary of State, The Governor, and the League of Women Voters, and most recently OurVoteOurFuture. On Thursday Dan McGrath debated OurVoteOurFuture’s Doran Schrantz on public television. Local legislators who support the bill includes former Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer, who authored the bill, Rep. Mike Benson, and Sen. Carla Nelson, to name a few.

John Fund of the Wall Street Journal has written a book on the issue of voter fraud entitled “Who’s Counting? How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk”. He supports the Minnesota Voter ID amendment and has visited Minnesota often to talk about this issue. Recently he spoke to amendment supporters in Minnesota and debated Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

For more information on this issue, follow American Millennium Online.com.

(Below see a the most recent poll regarding Voter ID from the Minneapolis Star Tribune.)


(Visualization by Jeremy Griffith based on statistics from the Star Tribune Poll.)

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Voter ID Debate at Metro State University

In case you missed it, here is a sample of the one and only voter ID debate at Metro State University between Minnesota Majority’s Dan McGrath and OurVoteOurFuture.org’s Doran Schrantz. The debate took place at Metro State University Thursday Oct. 4th and was sponsored by Debate Minnesota, with Bill Salisbury of the Pioneer Press moderating.  (Video by Jeremy Griffith, The American Millennium Online)

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Minnesotans Battle Over Voter ID Law

Minnesotans Battle Over Voter ID Law

A thesis regarding the current battle over requiring voter ID at the polls to decrease or eliminate voter fraud, by Jeremy Griffith

Storified by Jeremy Griffith · Sun, Sep 30 2012 08:07:57

Minnesotans will vote in November on a controversial constitutional amendment requiring voters to present Photo ID at the polls. Is it voter suppression or a well-intentioned way of eliminating voter fraud? Here is what people are saying about the Voter ID issue on the Internet. 
RT @CampBenCh: RT @CampBenCh: I wish I was voting in Minnesota… Marriage and voter ID is better than abortion disclosure for minors and stricter mari …Nicole Smith
RT @OurVoteMN: RT @OurVoteMN: Politics in Minnesota: Voter Restriction foes are raising more money than their opponents. #voterrestriction http://t.co/ …Fire Matt Dean
RT @mmwlawtaos: RT @mmwlawtaos: Yay, faith restored in the North! “@Normsmusic: Minnesota’s Support for Voter Photo ID Amendment is Falling http://t.co …Annyah L Hasler
RT @ALECwatch: RT @ALECwatch: Voter ID: Close elections drive amendment battle in Minnesota http://www.twincities.com/ci_21603666/voter-id-close-elections-drive-amendment-battle-minnesota #ALEC #ALECexposed #VoterSuppression # …Jim Elliott
Here’s what people are saying on Facebook.
One of our fans asked about tribal IDs recently. Tribal IDs are not necessarily going to qualify if this amendment passes. Another reason we must vote NO on this ill-conceived, damaging amendment.David Schleper
If the Voter ID amendment passes, will service members from Minnesota deployed overseas or on duty in other states be unable to vote in our elections? How will they verify their photo ID and address under a new Constitution?Nick Shillingford
Bloomington, MN police order, in violation of 1st amendment rights, a group who had peaceably assembled on government grounds (a parking lot) to distribute signs to those who wished them in support of the voter ID law that is being voted on in the November elections in Minnesota. This was done by the police, who could not cite a valid statute or city ordinance, at the request of the Bloomington City Attorney who is clearly using their office as a political weapon against something they don’t agree with.http://www.protectmyvote.com/?p=2457Charles D Smith
City of Bloomington Seeks to Stifle Political Speech about Voter ID on Public PropertyThe ProtectMyVote.com van has a stop scheduled in Bloomington this evening to distribute “Vote Yes on Voter ID” lawn signs. The Bloomington City Attorney has demanded that ProtectMyVote.com not use any city property, including sidewalks, right of ways and the city hall parking lot for this protected political speech. She has threatened police involvement. After consulting attorneys, ProtectMyVote.com will proceed with the stop as planned.What: Lawn Sign Distribution Stop Who: ProtectMyVote.com and Voter ID Supporters When: Thursday, September 27th at 6:00 PMWhere: Bloomington City Hall 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road (or nearby) Contact: Dan McGrath, 612-702-5649 (cell) www.ProtectMyVote.comSue Jeffers
You Tube Videos on Voter ID.
Our Sacred Rightprotectmyvote
MN Voter Photo ID Amendment Heads To Fall Ballotuptakevideo
MN Voter Restriction Amendment Threatens Dr. King’s Legacyuptakevideo
Debating MN’s Voter Restriction Constitutional Amendmentuptakevideo
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ProtectMyVote.com | Vote YES on the Minnesota Voter ID AmendmentLet's work together to pass the Minnesota Voter ID amendment in November 2012.
Would voter ID amendment really prevent voter fraud? | Minnesota …Sep 18, 2012 … Supporters of Minnesota's voter ID constitutional amendment claim the requirement is needed to protect the integri…
MINNESOTA POLL RESULTS: Voter ID amendment | StarTribune.comSep 23, 2012 … e Star Tribune Minnesota Poll interviewed 800 likely Minnesota voters Sept.
Minnesota voting amendment would change much more than you …Sep 6, 2012 … Of course, eligible Minnesota voters can register any time, day or night, ….. …in support of the Voter ID amendment…
These are just a few examples of what people are saying about the Voter ID Constitutional Amendment coming up in Minnesota this November. Regardless of your position on the political spectrum, it behooves you as a voter to get informed on the pros and cons of this issue as it will affect how we vote in Minnesota in the future. Remember an abstention from voting on this or any constitutional amendment equals a “No” vote. For more information on the Voter ID issue in Minnesota, visit AmericanMillenniumOnline.com.

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WSJ’s John Fund Visits St. Paul, Gives Voter Fraud Talk

by Jeremy Griffith

John Fund, author, Fox News and WSJ contributor. – photo by Jeremy Griffith

Wall Street Journal and Fox News contributor John Fund was in St. Paul, Minnesota Monday to promote his new book and to talk to fans about the issue of requiring voter ID at the polls in order to prevent voter fraud.

Fund’s book, entitled “Who’s Counting? How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote At Risk”, prominently features issues of alleged voter fraud in Minnesota during the 2008 election campaign in its opening chapter.

“I at least wanted to come here to thank the folks who read my work, who watch my various appearances on the networks, to at least thank you for your support,” said Fund.”You pay my salary!”

“I know there are a lot of people who will hear a lot of different things about the Voter ID amendment. Our goal is this,” said Fund. “It’s what Democratic Senator Chris Dodd said when we passed the bipartisan ‘Help America Vote’ act, which by the way says contrary to the opponents of this amendment a military ID is a valid government ID, no military personnel will be denied the right to vote.”

“What (Dodd) said is, ‘this is America! We can make it easy to vote and hard to cheat!” said Fund, quoting Dodd. “We can do both at the same time!”

“This is America! We can make it easy to vote and hard to cheat! We can do both at the same time!” -John Fund, Wall Street Journal

Fund’s appearance was facilitated by Minnesota Majority and ProtectMyVote.com and took place at O’Gara’s Bar and Grill in St. Paul. Both organizations have been active in drafting legislation in Minnesota and raising awareness of voter disenfranchisement due to voter fraud. A full video of Fund’s remarks is available here.

Minnesota Majority Chairman Dan McGrath, introduced the key note speaker. McGrath helped write legislation requiring voter identification at the polls. A ballot question setting forth a constitutional amendment to require voter ID at the polls will be voted on by the electorate in November’s general election.

Dan McGrath, Minnesota Majority. – photo by Jeremy Griffith

“My grandmother is 92-years old, she has photo ID,” McGrath said, explaining his rational for support of ballot question. “She needs it to see her doctor and pick up her prescriptions. The idea (of the opposition) that senior citizens won’t be able to vote is nonsense.”

“‘It’s going to eliminate same day registration’, they say,” said McGrath said, quoting opposition to the amendment. “Absolute nonsense. Nothing in the amendment calls for that, nothing in statue implies that is going to happen. It’s a desperate lie and nothing more!”

Since the 2008 election, McGrath has almost single-handedly bird-dogged the Voter ID fraud issue, resulting in the placement of the ballot initiative on the ballot and the conviction of over 200 cases of voter fraud.

McGrath and Minnesota Majority won a major victory early this month when the Supreme Court decided that the Secretary of State Mark Ritchie does not have the authority to change the title of ballot questions as they appear on the ballot when the legislature has already decided on a name. Ritchie, along with Attorney General Lori Swanson, who both oppose the Voter ID amendment, approved the name change of two ballot initiatives, the Voter ID amendment question and the Traditional Marriage Amendment. The Supreme Court’s decision chastises state officials for changing the title of the amendments and restores the original titles as they will appear on the amendment.

According to McGrath, a lot of work is needed to raise awareness about the Voter ID Amendment ballot question to inform voters and dispel myths from the opposition.

“We need to spend some money getting this message out there, refuting those lies, using logic and reason to explain how the amendment works and what it doesn’t do,” said McGrath.

“We need to spend some money getting this message out there, refuting those lies, using logic and reason to explain how the amendment works and what it doesn’t do,” -Dan McGrath, Minnesota Majority.

Legislation to require voter ID at the polls was vetoed earlier by Governor Mark Dayton. A constitutional amendment has the power to overcome a governor’s veto. Constitutional amendments like the Voter ID and Marriage Amendments require a majority of voters to pass, and a abstention from voting equals a no vote according to Minnesota Statues.

The League of Women Voters is one of nearly 80 organizations who oppose the Voter ID ballot question, saying it will disenfranchise the poor, the elderly and military voters serving overseas.

ProtectMyVote.com staff hand out campaign signs at an event in St. Paul. John Fund of WSJ spoke in favor of a voter ID amendment in Minnesota. – photo by Jeremy Griffith

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