House Republicans And Democrats Agree To Shut Down Obama’s Pension — Barack Is Livid

Why in the world would a former President of the United States need a pension, or any other financial benefits, for that matter? All they have to do is give one or two speeches per year and they will make more money than only the wealthiest of Americans. If they cannot make it on speaking and consulting fees or lucrative book deals, that’s just too bad.

We have an example being set by President Trump. He has refused to accept his presidential salary. No doubt that practice will carry over after he leaves office, taking the form of his refusing the presidential pension. While this won’t fix the deficit, it does point in the direction of the original idea that those in elected office should be citizen-leaders, rather than those looking for a lifetime income from their government “service.”

It turns out that Mr. Trump might not even have to make that decision to decline the presidential pension. The House just voted to cut the size of pensions for millionaire past presidents. It’s about time. If Mr. Obama is unhappy, he can get to work, although any “work” he might do is a far cry from what the vast majority of Americans do on a daily basis.

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The House easily passed legislation on Monday to reduce the pensions and federal benefits provided to former presidents.

“Before approving the bill by voice vote, lawmakers expressed agreement that modern-day former presidents don’t need financial assistance from the government if they already earn salaries in the millions.”

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It’s interesting to note where this practice of paying past presidents pensions got its start.

“Under a law established in 1958, former presidents are eligible for an annual six-figure pension, plus funds for staff salaries, office space and other expenses.”

And here is where it is likely to get cut.

“Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.), the author of the bill, questioned the necessity of providing funds for former presidents who can make millions of dollars from book deals and speaking engagements.

“‘Because of these opportunities, it’s no longer necessary to provide taxpayer-funded support to former presidents in the same way as envisioned in 1958,’ Hice said during House floor debate.”

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Mr. Obama vetoed a similar bill, claiming concerns over the fate of presidential staffers and the security for past presidents. Whatever. This time around it will be President Trump who will have the opportunity to sign the legislation.

And there should be no doubt as to what this president will do.

Source: The Hill,

Democrat Wins Election — FBI Knocks On His Door To ‘Congratulate’ Him With List Of Corruption Charges

Rooting out corruption in government is a constant need. This should comes as no surprise. In fact, given the extraordinary power government officials and office holders frequently possess, it would be a surprise to find an absence of corruption.

You can debate whether extreme power attracts corrupt individuals, or whether it turns those who started out with some integrity into criminals. No doubt there is some of both. And we cannot let these depressing facts blind us to those who do serve with distinction, and who refuse to take short cuts when it comes to following the law.

One egregious example of a politician who refuses to turn loose of power in spite of some great reasons to do so is the Democrat mayor of Allentown, Pennsylvania, Ed Pawlowski. To demonstrate that the majority of his constituents are either oblivious to what’s going on, or otherwise are indifferent to corruption, he has just been returned to office in spite of federal indictments for corruption. He has claimed that he is not guilty, at least so far, and refuses to resign.

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“Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski, a Democrat, beat Republican real estate developer Nat Hyman. With 95 percent of precincts reporting, Pawlowski had about 50 percent of the vote and Hyman 43 percent.

“Pawlowski denied accusations that he accepted more than $150,000 in campaign contributions in exchange for city contracts, asking voters in the heavily Democratic city to return him to an office he’s held since 2006. Hyman said he ran ‘to try and pull Allentown out from under the cloud of scandal.’”

That’s a very odd comment for someone to make who is “under the cloud of a scandal” himself. While he has not been proven guilty at this time, his holding the office of mayor is not going to be dispelling any clouds in the near term at least.

“‘We’ve got a lot of great things on the horizon,’ Pawlowski told cheering supporters at a local Lebanese restaurant after election results were announced. ‘We have a great city that is growing, that is expanding. We’re going to keep moving this city forward.’”

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Nice pep talk there, but one wonders to whom it is addressed. If he is guilty, perhaps he’s really directing all that happy talk to himself, or to otherwise deflect any negative effects of the indictment. He certainly has good reason to be worried. He’s as not been indicted on minor charges.

“It was during unsuccessful runs for governor in 2013 and the U.S. Senate in 2015 that prosecutors say he abused the power of his office, making it clear to vendors that he expected campaign contributions in return for contracts.

“Following a two-year investigation of City Hall, prosecutors in July charged him with 56 counts, including bribery, conspiracy, fraud, extortion and lying to the FBI.”

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What it looks like we’ve got hold of here is someone who stands accused of Hillary-style “pay-to-play” corruption. He’s got a long way to go to achieve her level of corruption, and any numbers describing the size of the alleged payments he received would no doubt need the decimal point moved a few places to the right to get into Hillary’s league, but he’s on his way.

His only goof is he got indicted, something Hillary has manged to avoid, so far.

He clearly did not study the textbook on corruption as authored by Hillary, or none of this would be in the news.

Source: Town Hall,

New Law Allows Police To Take Our Guns To ‘Save Lives’…But There’s More That Libs Don’t Want You To Know

We’ve been warned about it for years, and it’s finally happening – liberals are trying to take your guns.

Mind you, I used to think this was a bit of an exaggeration. The Left loves power, after all, and nothing gets people behind a politician like ‘fake outrage over mass shootings.’

I say ‘fake,’ of course, because real outrage would quickly figure out that gun control wouldn’t actually solve the problem.

Which brings me to today’s new law – one that allows the government to simply knock on your door and take your guns away without your knowledge.

Yes, I’m serious.

And the kicker? In order to get people behind this law, Democrats are lying about the number of mass shooting victims…by mixing them up with suicide deaths.

Breitbart reports:

[A new law] would legalize firearm confiscation orders, [allowing] a judge to issue an order for the confiscation of an American’s firearms without the firearm owner even being present for the process.

His or her first knowledge of the order would come when police knocked on their door to sweep the house for firearms.

[The law’s supporters] do not differentiate between Americans who die due to suicide versus those who die via gun crime, homicide. Gun crime only makes up one-third of gun deaths each year in America. Two-thirds of the deaths are suicides.

The suicide lie is not the only lie hidden within this bill.

There’s also the simple fact that the bill itself, just like every other gun control bill, wouldn’t actually work to stop the mass shootings that inspired them in the first place.

I would say that this level of dishonesty it is too low even for the Left, but it’s become commonplace whenever liberals want to take your guns. And everyone is falling for it – even traditionally conservative country music stars like Tim McGraw.

The orders are supported by Sandy Hook Promise, the gun control group to which Tim McGraw donated concert proceeds in July.

It’s one thing to deceive New Yorker-reading Berkeley elites who’ve never worked a real day in their life. It’s quite another to deceive the same country singer who brags about obeying his parents, serving his country, and saying, ‘yes, sir,’ and ‘yes, ma’am.’

Put simply, the Democrats are getting better at this.

And when it comes to opposing gun control laws that don’t actually work, we need to be better, too.

Source: Breitbart,

Muslim Sets Fire To Infidels’ Home While They’re Asleep Trying To Burn Them Alive, But God Has A Better Plan

The world is a dangerous enough place as it is, but it’s made all the more dangerous by extremists that exist in unchecked fashion.

Quite simply, there are abhorrent viewpoints and belief systems that have zero place in civilized society.

Nonetheless, there are immigration advocates that swear up and down that everything will be just fine if we open up all borders and allow folks to come and go as they please.

That line of thinking hasn’t been working out too well over in Europe, but that’s not deterring the advocates even a little bit.

Mad World News shares another frightening example of how well the melting pot that’s so desired by the Left is working out.

During the early morning hours of November 4, a Jewish family awoke to find that they were the targets of a hate crime meant to end their lives.

Having miraculously avoided being burned alive in their sleep, the family notified French authorities that their Parisian home had been set ablaze after their Muslim neighbor allegedly set fire to their front door.

However, the real miracle is how the slumbering family was rescued from their fiery fate.

The Jerusalem Post reports that the Arab neighbor’s allegedly attempted murder plot was thwarted by one of the Muslim world’s worst nightmares — the Jewish family’s loyal dog.

As soon as the arsonist lit the family’s front door on fire, the faithful canine sniffed out the smoke and began relentlessly barking to notify his beloved owners of the impending danger.

If not for this amazing pooch, the family would almost certainly have perished.

While this is a truly incredible story of a family surviving pending doom due to their faithful companion, that doesn’t take away from the fact that hate crimes such as this are on the rise.

The National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism is bringing light to the recent case, adding that it’s just one of many religiously-motivated hate crimes by Muslims against Jews.

“The incident confirms BNVCA’s observation that anti-Semitic acts that began as targeting property belonging to Jews (synagogues, schools, community centers) or as assaults on people on the street have evolved into attacks on Jews inside their own homes,” the group wrote.

It’s certainly poetic justice to have a dog be the one that thwarted such an evil plot, but the dangers remain very real.

From a simplistic point of view, square pegs don’t fit into round holes.

Why are immigration advocates constantly claiming that they do?

Source: Mad World News,

Look Who’s Been Indicted, Facing Corruption Charges — Democrats Can’t Believe Their Ears

There seems to be a running joke going around that says, “If a Democrat hasn’t committed a crime in your neighborhood yet, wait a minute.” While that may not be technically right, it calls attention to a growing perception in the American public’s eyes that, although Republicans may be corrupt and not doing what they said they’d do after the election is over, it is the Democrat that is being busted for the really abhorrent crimes of rape, molestation, lascivious behavior, promoting prostitution, supporting pedophiles, evading taxes, running savings and loans scams, selling uranium to the Russians, etc., etc.

The perception is growing because, quite frankly, the headlines seem to indicate that to be a criminal means to belong to the Democrat Party. There’s no two ways about it. While the Fake News Industrial Complex may be attempting to tamp down the occurrences by ignoring literally half of the reports, there’s no denying that the Left has a virtual monopoly on felonious behavior.

Enter 12-time-elected Dawnna Dukes of Texas! This woman is truly a poster child for the Jackass Party’s run of the mill felons. She was just caught coming to work under the influence of Morphine, had missed a full 65% of her shifts at work, and had paid an online psychic in excess of $51K in taxpayer money!

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The Gateway Pundit:

Another day, another corrupt Democrat.

Texas Democrat State Rep. Dawnna Dukes is facing corruption charges; her trial is set for October 16th.

Travis County prosecutors claim Dukes showed up to the Capitol impaired, hid a cell phone from investigators and spent over $51,000 on an online psychic.

Dukes apparently used her own money for the psychic; the court documents do not indicate that she used taxpayer money.

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Austin-American Statesman reported:

According to the filing, Dukes paid an online psychic $51,348 from December 2014 to January 2016, totaling nearly $1,000 per week.

In other “extraneous acts” listed in the filing, prosecutors say Dukes:

• Was absent for roll call 65 percent of the time during the 2017 legislative regular session, and 36 percent of the time in the special session.
• Responded to a search warrant for her cellphone by providing investigators a phone that did not match the identification number on the phone they had requested
• Was noticeably impaired while trying to perform legislative duties at the Capitol and showed up late to a House Appropriations Committee hearing on March 29, stating, “I know I’m talking a lot. I’m full of morphine and will be headed out of here soon.”
• Agreed to a contract with the Austin school district for her company, DM Dukes and Associates, to provide business evaluations but subcontracted the work to a consulting firm. The district paid Dukes $514,224 from May 2015 to March 2016.
• Arrived late to court settings on June 30 and Aug. 21. Judge Brad Urrutia threatened to hold Dukes in contempt if she does it again.
• Failed to submit in a timely fashion both a campaign finance report before the 2016 election and a 2017 personal financial statement. She was fined $1,000.

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When someone is on the hook for that much misconduct, one would believe that the book would be thrown at them. My gut tells me that this woman will smooth things out with the court system and the judge by admitting that she was wrong, promising to go to rehab for “her disease” and ensure that the money that she used will be paid back with community service, perhaps by working in the library for a week or two, straightening up the Dewey Decimal System.

I don’t trust anymore that government officials, no matter how much damage they do to the reputations of their district, will own up and pay the ultimate price for their transgressions. With the way that one scratches the other’s back in the corrupt halls of “justice,” it’s difficult to be a true believer in the American judicial system. I’ve already lost faith in the American system of government.

Source:  The Gateway Pundit,

Four Words In Oath Makes Immigrant Change Her Mind About Becoming A US Citizen, Instead She’s Suing

The favorite pastime of every liberal is the idiotic lawsuit. It wastes time, money, and tries to force other people into doing what it wants. Which, of course, are the three favorite pastimes of the American Left.

It’s a match made in heaven. And now it’s a match made not just for American liberals, but for liberal foreigners with plenty of time on their hands.

Mind you, the usual target of lib suits is a government agency, or a major corporation, or some poor group of fisherman who live near an endangered species. But today’s lawsuit is far and away the worst.

Because this lawsuit is challenging the Constitution itself.

Folks, meet Olga Perrier-Bilbo, an atheist who is suing the government over the words ‘so help me God’ in the oath of allegiance to the United States.

The Independent Journal Review reports:

A French national has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. government, claiming the citizenship oath violates her religious freedom.

Olga Perrier-Bilbo, an atheist, has lived in Massachusetts since 2000 and wants to become a U.S. citizen but claims she can’t because the oath requires her to say, “So help me God.”

You might be wondering how a foreign national has managed to sue the US government. Well, she had help – very eager liberal help.

Perrier-Bilbo’s lawyer, Michael Newdow, has a fondness for cases involving God.

The atheist attorney drew attention for a U.S. Supreme Court case when he argued the Pledge of Allegiance should be rewritten to exclude “under God.”

In 2016, Newdow filed a federal lawsuit arguing “In God We Trust” must be removed from U.S. currency.

Ah, liberal lawyers. With disabled vets needing proper medical care, free speech on campus in need of protection, and nearly every government agency in need of reform, it’s nice to know that lib suits have directed their lobbying efforts to…well, removing a phrase from a piece of paper.

Priorities tell you everything about a person.

And they tell you everything about Perrier-Bilbo. Because there’s one thing I left out in her story. You might think she would be excited to take the oath if the government allowed her to change it.

Sadly, no.

Despite being given the opportunity to use a modified oath or participate in a private citizenship ceremony, the French immigrant still filed a lawsuit last Thursday.

The lawsuit was more important than the citizenship, I guess.

Source: Independent Journal Review,

Thug Holds Up Elderly Grandpa In His Home With A Pistol, Then Realizes His Fatal Mistake Too Late


Liberals love to jump at any crime involving gun violence as a tool to advance their obsession with banning firearms. They employ their “flexible” interpretation of the Second Amendment to make it mean something it does not in their odious attempts to deprive Americans of their natural right to self-defense. They must not be allowed to run roughshod over our constitutional rights.

It would be interesting to compare the statistics of how often a handgun is used to commit a violent act with the number of times the presence of an armed citizen has prevented a crime or assisted in apprehending the criminal. Such statistic might be difficult to find, as you are trying to measure the frequency of a crime that did not occur. That being the shooting of an innocent person that was prevented by an armed citizen. Regardless, our Second Amendment rights are not dependent on such statistics, but stand alone.

Regardless of the statistics, we have yet another example of a crime being prevented by an armed citizen. When a thug with a gun prepared to attack an elderly man in his home, he clearly was not expecting that man to be armed. That turned out to be his mistake, and a serious one, since he got shot by the man as he defended himself.

We pick the story up when the elderly man found a thug with a gun in his garage. “‘I walked outside the door, and he was standing right there with a big pistol. I had my hand in my pocket on my pistol, and the battle was on,’ said Buddy Cates, in an interview with a KSLA reporter. Cates, who told the reporter that he had been robbed 6 times in the last 10 months, wasn’t about to let it happen again.”

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“This is when Cates says he and the thug opened fire on each other.”

This is pretty intense stuff. Grandpa clearly had had enough of being robbed.

“Cates said that he and the assailant, who has been identified by his friends and family on social media as 18-year-old Shemar Harris and also goes by ‘Pablo Bouta’bag Harris’ as well as ‘Marblow DiNero,’ exchanged nearly 15 rounds. Cates was unharmed after the gun battle, but the saggy-pants-wearing thug ran out of luck. Harris was shot at least once and died a short time later at a nearby Texarkana hospital.”

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It’s a remarkable story of bravery and fortitude by Mr. Cates. Mr. Cates should be something of a hero. Here we have an 81-year old man who took down an 18-year old thief who was not afraid to invade someone’s home with a firearm and use it against the homeowner.

The left, as usual, will try to make Mr. Cates out to be the bad white guy, and this thug something of an innocent victim. This is as tiresome as it is offensive and wrong.

We can make this real simple for our liberal friends. Had Harris not invaded Mr. Cates’ home, especially with a gun, he would be alive today. Moral of the story? If you quit committing crimes, your life-expectancy goes up.

But perhaps that’s too simple and obvious for the anti-gun left.

Source: Mad World News,