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Understanding Media Bias

October 12, 2017

As a highly trained former Intelligence Analyst at the National Security Agency, I understand the subtleties of media bias that go unnoticed by most people. Let’s say Russia challenged the United States to a one mile foot race. The fastest person from each country ran the race and the American crossed the finish line first.

The media reported that the Russian finished second while the American finished next to last. All the truth detectors like Snopes, would gleefully report that the news was truthful. The facts cannot be disputed but the report was highly misleading. Before the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, this was the type of propaganda routinely seen in Pravda, the Soviet News agency.

Media bias is the bias or perceived bias of journalists and news producers within the mass media in the selection of events and stories that are reported and how they are covered. The term “media bias” implies a pervasive or widespread bias contravening the standards of journalism, rather than the perspective of an individual journalist or article. The direction and degree of media bias is widely disputed.

Practical limitations to media neutrality include the inability of journalists to report all available stories and facts, and the requirement that selected facts be linked into a coherent narrative. Market forces that result in a biased presentation include the ownership of the news source, concentration of media ownership, the selection of staff, the preferences of an intended audience, and pressure from advertisers.

There are a number of national and international watchdog groups that report on bias in the media but most are more biased than the media they watch.

Clearly, some media in the United States systematically emphasize one particular point of view in a way that contravenes the standards of professional journalism. Claims of media bias in the United States include claims of liberal bias, conservative bias, mainstream bias, and corporate bias.

CNN is especially highlighted by President Trump for what he calls, “Fake News.” CNN was created by Ted Turner in 1980. Turner was expelled from Brown University for having a girl in his Dorm Room. In 1989 he was awarded an Honorary B.A. Degree from the University that had kicked him out. That was two years before he married his third wife, Jane Fonda. Oh, the lives of the rich and famous liberals!

Ted Turner’s media empire began with his father’s billboard business, Turner Outdoor Advertising, which he took over in 1963 after his father’s suicide. It was worth $1 million. His purchase of an Atlanta UHF station in 1970 began the Turner Broadcasting System. CNN revolutionized news media, covering the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 1986 and the Persian Gulf War in 1991. Turner turned the Atlanta Braves baseball team into a nationally popular franchise and launched the charitable Goodwill Games. He helped revive interest in professional wrestling by buying World Championship Wrestling (WCW). Turner’s penchant for controversial statements earned him the nicknames “The Mouth of the South” and “Captain Outrageous”. Turner also devoted his assets to environmental causes. He was the largest private landowner in the United States until John C. Malone surpassed him in 2011. He uses much of his land for ranches to re-popularize bison meat (for his Ted’s Montana Grill chain), amassing the largest herd in the world. He also created the environmental-themed animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers.

To understand CNN, I thought you should understand the father of CNN. In my opinion, traditional journalism was on life support for a long time before it expired last year. I looked at a lot of charts that placed media based on their bias. This chart by Sharyl Attkisson is depicted because I believe it’s the best. I am a deplorable member of the vast right wing conspiracy who loves America and flew combat missions to defend America. I think Ted Turner did build his media empire, not the government even though they may have built the roads that lead to his property.

When the top story at CNN turns out to be the First Lady boarding Air Force One wearing high heels on her way to visit Hurricane ravaged Texas, some people might scratch their heads. Since the First Lady participates in numerous activities during every single day, I knew that she changes attire multiple times. I had no expectation that she would wear heels in Texas and she didn’t.

Just how negative is the coverage of President Donald Trump? Let’s look at a Harvard Study.

The Harvard scholars analyzed the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and the main newscasts (not talk shows) of CBS, CNN, Fox and NBC during Trump’s initial time in office. They found, to no one’s surprise, that Trump absolutely dominated news coverage in the first 100 days. And then they found that news coverage was solidly negative — 80 percent negative among those outlets studied, versus 20 percent positive. The numbers for previous presidents: Barack Obama, 41 percent negative, 59 percent positive; George W. Bush, 57 percent negative, 43 percent positive; and Bill Clinton, 60 percent negative, 40 percent positive.

The talk shows, like Morning Joe and Rachel Maddow, might really skew the numbers but they were ignored. MSNBC didn’t even make the study but I’m sure they never said one positive thing about our President. The coverage of some news organizations was so negative, according to the Harvard study, that it seems hard to argue that the coverage was anywhere near a neutral presentation of facts. Assessing the tone of news coverage, the Harvard researchers found that CNN’s Trump coverage was 93 percent negative, and seven percent positive. The researchers found the same numbers for NBC.

Others were slightly less negative. The Harvard team found that CBS coverage was 91 percent negative and 9 percent positive. New York Times coverage was 87 percent negative and 13 percent positive. Washington Post coverage was 83 percent negative and 17 percent positive. Wall Street Journal coverage was 70 percent negative and 30 percent positive. And Fox News coverage also leaned to the negative, but only slightly: 52 percent negative to 48 percent positive.

Ninety-three percent negative — that’s a lot by anybody’s standards. “CNN and NBC’s coverage was the most unrelenting — negative stories about Trump outpaced positive ones by 13-to-1 on the two networks,” the study noted. “Trump’s coverage during his first 100 days set a new standard for negativity.”

Factor in the fact that these media outlets ignore a lot of negative information about Hillary Clinton and other Democrats. I would also like to note that Fox News never fails to report biased Democrat talking points and showed video clips of Hillary Clinton making arguments against President Trump over and over again. You would never see the other networks giving the same coverage to President Trump, Trey Gowdy, Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh. The totality of the united effort in opposition to our President is staggering. President Trump poured gasoline on the media and made them madder by the minute until their coverage was seething with vitriolic hatred.

Fox was a top 10 donor to the Clinton’s and had to support their agenda while pretending to be fair and balanced. Did Fox fool you? I’m down to Sean Hannity and very few others. Fox hung the late Alan Colmes around Sean’s neck in the beginning and forces the likes of Geraldo, Juan and Perino on him from time to time. I change channels when they come on along with Never Trumpers like Chris Wallace and Shep Smith. I can’t get OAN yet but I’m working on dumping Cox Communications at the first opportunity. I started resolutepost.com to counter the corrupt media and the increasingly troublesome social media. I carried the Marsha Blackburn campaign ad that was blocked by Twitter and anticipate doing the same thing in the future as Twitter, Facebook and Google place their boots on the necks of citizens exercising their Freedom of Speech Rights.

Special interest groups and corporations pay big bucks to journalists and politicians to speak knowing full well they are buying good will and special treatment. All that money that went to Hillary could have bought all the tea in China.

The media, after putting lipstick on politicians for months, end up giving them the big prize: their Endorsement. How surprising that the New York Times and Washington Post, after long and painstaking research, would endorse the likes of Hillary Clinton.

The corrupt media is not above using scare tactics to get their way. CNN predicted the Stock Market would crash if Trump was elected. Unless you live under a rock or you’re a Harvard Professor, you know the opposite is what actually happened beginning on the day President Trump was elected. The media gave him less than a 10% chance and joked about it. “Do you ever actually laugh when you watch Donald Trump?,” Jimmy Kimmel asked Obama, who responded that he does, most of the time.

Obama joked about a tweet from Trump: “President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States!”

“At least I’ll go down as a president,” Obama quipped and the Kimmel audience roared with laughter. Obama also said and CNN reported that, “The Republican nominee is unfit to serve as president.” On the campaign trail, “Obama has taken a considerably more foreboding tone toward Trump, joining other Democratic all-stars like Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, and others calling Trump unfit for the White House.”

They threw the book and the kitchen sink at Donald Trump and he’s still standing and America is growing stronger and more prosperous by the minute. All those who laughed at the suggestion Donald Trump could get elected, like George Stephanopoulos and a legion of know-it-all’s, have learned that the joke was on them.

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GOD BLESS THOSE WHO DID NOT TAKE A KNEE

September 24, 2017

While the poor depraved starving professional football, baseball and basketball players were taking a knee along with millionaire Hollywood Stars, our Coast Guard was working 24 hours a day saving thousands of hurricane victims in Houston, Louisiana, Florida and Puerto Rico.

Thank you Coast Guard for NOT TAKING A KNEE.

While Dreamers were protesting and waving Mexican Flags, the United States Armed Forces has been fighting terrorism and saving innocent lives at home and on foreign soil.

Thank you Veterans for NOT TAKING A KNEE.

While anarchy groups disrupt lives, destroy property and beat up innocent Americans, our Police Officers endure rocks, bottles and bullets as they protect and serve the American People.

Thank you Police Officers and all First Responders for NOT TAKING A KNEE.

While General George Washington was fighting for Freedom and Independence and trying to hold his Army together during freezing weather and sweltering heat, he TOOK A KNEE only when he prayed to Almighty God. Otherwise, the Father of our Nation risked everything for our Freedom.

Thank you President Washington.

Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and his First Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, a group of western cowboys and eastern volunteers known as the “Rough Riders” along with other U.S. forces, sustained 205 killed and 1,180 wounded during the Battle of San Juan Hill. Roosevelt’s charge resulted in a decisive victory for the U.S. as the Spanish fled and their Fleet was destroyed on July 3, 1898 by waiting U.S. Naval Forces.

Thank you President Roosevelt for NOT TAKING A KNEE.

President Roosevelt’s son, Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., was a Veteran of WWI. After the War, Ted was Governor of Puerto Rico, Governor-General of the Philippines, Vice President of Doubleday Books and CEO of American Express. When WWII broke out Ted did the unexpected, he joined the Army as a Colonel. When he heard about the planned invasion of Normandy, Ted asked to participate. By this time Ted was a Brigadier General and his boss told him he could not participate. After being turned down a second time, General Roosevelt put the request in writing which meant that only General Eisenhower could deny the request. However, Ted’s boss tried to reason with him. He told Roosevelt that his arthritis was so bad Ted could barely walk and had to use a cane. He said Ted’s heart was so bad he would never survive the landing at Normandy. General Roosevelt’s response was that those were good reasons to send him instead of some younger officer.


Roosevelt was the only general officer on the first wave of the Invasion of Normandy. He was the first man off the landing craft. The movie, “The Longest Day” portrays Roosevelt’s actions during that landing. Henry Fonda played General Roosevelt in the movie. Roosevelt spent all day on the beach directing troops to safety, directing the offload of supplies and making order out of chaos. A month later, Roosevelt died in France of a massive heart attack.

  

Years later, Five Star General Omar Bradley was asked what was the most courageous act he witnessed during his long career. Without hesitation he responded, “Ted Roosevelt on Utah Beach.” General George Patton said Ted Roosevelt was the bravest soldier he ever knew.

Ted Roosevelt and Five Star General Douglas MacArthur are the only two Medal of Honor recipients whose fathers were Medal of Honor recipients.

The Preamble of the Constitution of the United States lists six ends to which the Constitution is addressed: union, justice, domestic tranquility, defense, general welfare, and liberty. The last is presented most fully, “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” Taken together, those six define the end goals of our government. The history of the founding generation of the United States of America is in no small measure a history of finding the way to a “more perfect union,” the first item on the list.

The way is what Daniel Webster and Abraham Lincoln later called. “Government of the people, by the people, and for the people.”

When duty calls in America, some people, great and small, answer the call while others TAKE A KNEE or seek a SAFE SPACE. While some people enjoy and cherish the blessings of liberty, millions who live under the umbrella of America’s greatness, like spoiled rich brats living in the lap of luxury, spit on freedom and the graves of those who paid the ultimate price for that freedom. They have the freedom to disrespect America and I have the freedom not to like it and not to watch their tantrums.

God bless America.

When Democrats had Total Control

August 27, 2017

When Democrats had free rein in Arkansas they passed the Arkansas Free Negro Expulsion Act.

The Arkansas General Assembly passed a bill in February 1859 that banned the residency of free African-American or mixed-race (“mulatto”) people anywhere within the bounds of the state of Arkansas. In 1846, the Statutes of Arkansas had legally defined mulatto as anyone who had one grandparent who was Negro. Free Negroes were categorized as “black” in the 1850 U.S. Census, so historians have adopted the term “free black” to refer to Negroes or mulattoes who were not enslaved. On February 12, 1859, Democrat Governor Elias N. Conway, who had supported removal, signed the bill into law, which required such free black people to leave the state by January 1, 1860, or face sale into slavery for a period of one year. Proceeds from their labor would go to finance their relocation out of the state. At the time, about 700 free black people lived in Arkansas.

James Sevier Conway was a Democrat whose company took over the land that would later become the city of Little Rock, Arkansas and he is known as the founder of the Capital City of Little Rock. Governor Elias N. Conway was his brother.

The U.S. Supreme Court had handed down a decision in Scott v. Sandford, in which the chief justice had written that a black person had no rights that a white man was bound to respect. Chief Justice Roger B. Taney’s statement assured Governor Conway and the Arkansas lawmakers that they had the authority to pass an expulsion law. By promulgating such a law, Arkansas lawmakers bound themselves to a racial rhetoric that included an intense fear of African Americans who lived outside the constraints of slavery and so could not be controlled as easily. This fear increased in magnitude as the issue of slavery continued to divide the nation during the tumultuous decade of the 1850s.

The expulsion law applied to anyone who was not a slave but who had at least one grandparent of African descent. A person’s color was quite important to legislators in antebellum Arkansas, as slavery itself was based on race. Since there was no scientific or medical way to prove a borderline person was white or black, in any dispute, the courts normally depended on testimony of neighbors to determine color or race.

Free blacks were free only insofar as they were not slaves. They paid taxes and could own property, yet were not free to vote or to testify against a white man in court under most conditions. In some counties, black people could own guns or dogs only with the sheriff’s permission. Black people could travel through the countryside but were often asked for permits and, if questioned by a white person, had to respond and show such papers.

Most of the 700 free black people fled their homes and their properties, thus becoming refugees from the state of Arkansas. A successful group of farmers in Marion County, numbering about 130, as well as a free black community in Desha County, were among the refugees.

The overwhelming majority of those who fled Arkansas never came back. The historical record indicates that only a few of those who sought refuge from the law by leaving the state in 1859 returned to Arkansas after the Civil War. Nathan Warren returned to live in Little Rock during Reconstruction, but in Marion County, where at least fifteen free black families had resided on individually owned farms, only one small family headed by a single woman returned to live in north Arkansas. Marion County today remains virtually without an African-American population.

Since this is what Democrats did before the Civil War and after the War Democrats fought against African American freedom in every imaginable way. They prevented blacks from voting, integrating, using restrooms, drinking from water fountains, eating in restaurants, attending most schools, riding in the front of the bus and even being buried in some cemeteries.

I am dumbfounded that most African Americans vote for Democrats in the first quarter of the 21st Century!

Oh yes, when Democrats had total control of the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Branches of Federal Government, they passed Obamacare so they could find out what was in the Bill.  Turns out, it was horrific!

Response to Threats by North Korea since 2013

August 9, 2017

While Schumer & McCain criticize President Trump for talking tough, NATO urges a firm response to North Korea.

Be thankful America does not have a babe in the woods in the White House.

After NK tested a nuclear weapon in 2013, the world was quick to condemn the action.

“The Australian Government condemns in the strongest possible terms nuclear testing by North Korea”

“The North Korean regime’s reckless disregard for the global will is again on display. This test—North Korea’s third—is provocative and marks a serious, misguided threat to regional peace and security.” Canadian PM

“China resolutely opposes the latest nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.”

India called upon North Korea to “refrain from such actions which adversely impact on peace and stability in region.”

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman stated that all nuclear weapons should be “destroyed”. However, Iran had a senior representative monitoring the nuclear test.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry stated that “These actions by the DPRK, in violation of its international obligations, must be met with a swift response by the international community.”

The Prime Minister of Japan said the test was a “grave threat” that could not be tolerated.

The Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs condemned North Korea’s nuclear test and considered that “It goes against the efforts of the international community to foment dialogue, trust, and cooperation.”

There was similar reaction to a North Korean 2016 missile test.

What will the Schumer ~ McCain caucus have to say after North Korean missiles rain down on Seattle and LA? “Cut it out, strong letter to follow?”

Did objecting to misbehavior in the past have any effect on the madman in NK?

Should our Commander in Chief invite Un to the White House for a Beer Summit? Maybe draw a red line along the Continental Divide?

Clearly, idle threats and crying “wolf” over and over again have only encouraged Little Un to become more reckless. Maybe Un has been radicalized by watching CNN & MSNBC incessantly criticizing President Trump along with every Tweet and every word he utters and every scoop of ice cream he eats?

Do you support the likes of Schumer & McCain or do you stand with President Trump?

As for Gene McVay and my house, we stand with America and our President.

Insurance Companies are as Efficient as Federal Agencies

July 14, 2017

Insurance Companies own Politicians in DC and your state Legislature!

In addition to TV commercials and political contributions, they can’t count beans unless they have Palatial Offices in Marble Skyscrapers.  The first building to be called the tallest building in the world was an Insurance Company Building shown above.  Then, the third building to earn that title was another Insurance Company Building.

The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Building in New York City became the fifth building to become the world’s tallest.  It is shown above and had 50 floors.  I visited that building in 1961 during my high school senior trip.  It was amazing watching banks of computers with spools of magnetic tape spinning around.

The MetLife Computer was probably a Univac with the capabilities of my smartphone but with a starting price of $7 million.

When I had Blue Cross I received piles of totally unnecessary mail from them. My cost for Blue Cross Healthcare Insurance was almost nothing when I first worked for the Federal Government in 1978. By the time I retired in 1996, Blue Cross was bloated and inefficient like ANY Agency in Federal or State Government.

This is a Blue Cross Building that was the Pennsylvania State Headquarters.  It only had 45 floors but every state has something similar.  I don’t know if this is still in use or if they needed a taller skyscraper?

The way Insurance Companies have a low Profit Margin is by lavish spending, exorbitant salaries and wasting money. Why have a meeting in the office when you can have a meeting on the French Riviera?

Insurance company bean counters make more than surgeons and state CEOs make millions.

If Walmart efficiency and management was present in the Insurance Industry, the Healthcare Crisis would be solved almost overnight!

In my 2007 book, TOP GUN MANAGEMENT, I wrote about waste and inefficiency. I remember when the Massachusetts Blue Cross CEO got a huge multi million dollar raise after losing a large percentage of customers.

Government Agencies and Insurance Companies have no incentive to be cost efficient. The Government simply raises taxes and Insurance Companies simply raises rates when funds are needed.  Are you able to do that in your household?

My last year with the Government I had a six figure surplus in civilian pay. I could have hired temporary or permanent employees or converted the surplus to another budget category.

I had a surplus because I didn’t hire employees I didn’t need or buy wall paintings and a Louis XIV desk for my office.

I turned the excess funds back to the Government. Do you think they went to pay down the National Debt or to fix broken combat aircraft?

They went to a typical Government Director who easily blew the funds.

Who do you think the Government had more respect for, the Director who blew the money or me?  You guessed it!

The famous government leaders you see on TV all the time, for the most part, never met a payroll or worried about paying bills.  They are either bureaucrats or politicians.  Most could not run a lemonade stand.  Couple the inefficiencies in both the insurance industry and the government with fraud, waste and abuse and you have the recipe for disaster.  Not a disaster for the government or the insurance company but a disaster for the taxpayers and subscribers.

Who polices the government and the insurance industry?  Usually the fox guards the hen house.  The government has a completely fraudulent watchdog system called the Inspector General System.  The IG’s almost never substantiate wrong doing but they come down hard on whistleblowers.  The IG works for the agency or military commander, they are not independent.  They are very careful not to embarrass their boss.

States have Insurance Commissioners who are no match for clever insurance executives.  Especially since too many sorry politicians get elected on the backs of insurance lobbyists who scratch their backs.

I think most of the people reading this fully understand why President Trump calls it the Swamp.  President Reagan said government is not the solution to the problem, government is the problem.  The same could be said for the insurance industry as it now functions.

If your Politician will get behind President Donald Trump, America has a chance.  It is unlikely that your politician will kill the insurance company that lays the golden egg.

If your Politician sticks with the Insurance and Hospital Lobbies, we are toast.

Abolish Government Unions

April 20, 2017

Government Unions are at War with U.S. Veterans by fighting VA reforms!

WHO DOES YOUR REPRESENTATIVE SUPPORT?

The answer to out-of-control government bureaucracy is simple: ABOLISH PUBLIC SECTOR UNIONS.

After Jimmy Carter allowed bureaucrats to unionize, the cost and effectiveness of government brough our country to its knees.

While our Armed Forces are prohibited from collective bargaining, most civilian employees of the Department of Defense, Veterans Administration, Homeland Security, Justice, State, Education, etc. are unionized.

Federal Law says Unions are good for America. Do you believe that?

All these unions work hard to grow government and increase taxes.

Bureaucrats negotiate with bureaucrats for benefits that cost billions and allow bureaucrats to work less. For example: Government Employees might get a fully equipped exercise room and time off to exercise. Those who don’t like workouts can simply leave work and go for a leisurely stroll.

Collective bargaining would only be legitimate if it took place between bureaucrats and taxpayers or elected representatives of taxpayers.

One of my additional duties as a Federal Director of Operations was Chief Management Negotiator. I could not do my job affecting National Security while I negotiated with members of the AFL/CIO and AFFE.

If I failed to negotiate in good faith it would have been a Federal Crime even though I knew full well the taxpayers were getting taken to the cleaners.

This is just one reason 600,000 combat disabled Veterans have wated years and years for the VA to resolve their claims. I am one of those Veterans whose claim is more than seven years old.

All of the VA employees you read about, who are responsible for countless deaths, are still on the VA payroll because THEY CAN’T BE FIRED!

Unions were formed because of child labor, poor working conditions, black lung and over working laborers. NONE OF THESE HAVE EVER BEEN PROBLEMS IN GOVERNMENT!

Have you ever seen an overworked bureaucrat?

There is an old joke about how many union workers it takes to change a light bulb.

While union membership has declined in the private sector, it has soared in government including Federal, State and local while taxpayers are soaked at each level.

I do not have a union, Lobbyist or Congressmen looking out for my interests. All I have is a President who is under siege from all of the above.

President Trump is standing alone between greatness and collapse.

Don’t expect your spineless Representatives to stand up to the NEA, AFFE, AFL/CIO or any other union, much less abolish them.

God help us.

How Long Will You Vote for these Same Rascals?

April 6, 2017

President Trump will not be taking a vacation in April because there is too much work to do.  However, the under-worked and underachieving House of Representatives begins a more than two week Easter vacation on April 6th. Some Members have only been on the job 41 work days.  

This is the House Work Schedule.  Does this look like your work schedule?  Politicians will lie, cheat and steal to keep their cushy jobs.  The kingly work schedule is just one of the reasons Congressmen cling to their well protected offices and parking spaces.  Yes, parking spaces in the Swamp are coveted like gold.  The parking meters take credit cards and a permit is required to park in front of your own home.  You can even pay for parking using your mobile phone for an extra slight charge of 32 cents. Most parking meters only charge $2.30 per hour. None of that should make much difference to you because the spaces are usually full.  If you’re not a bureaucrat of politician, you better take the subway.

For a mere nine bucks an hour you might want to opt for a Parking Garage.

There are reserved parking spaces for Congressmen from the Potomac River to the Maryland Correctional Institution.  That includes spaces at the door of Reagan International Airport.

I’m not a big fan of the Swamp where you can see men and women urinating on the sidewalks outside of the tourist areas.  I have never been on the Beltway when traffic was not completely stopped.

Maybe that’s why politicians spend so little time in the Swamp. They can vote or not vote and collect their largesse from the legions of Lobbyists and quickly get out of Dodge.

The perquisites are too numerous to be listed in an Encyclopedia. They can hire huge staffs and pay them whatever they desire.  Their big job is to vote on legislation but they can skip that task at will.  If they excel at skipping votes, they might become President like Barack Hussein Obama who comes in forth among Senators running for President.


The House will only work four more days in April and only 12 days in May. That makes 22 non work days in April.  Poor babies, no wonder they’re so out of touch with the average American!

Taxing and spending while surrendering our sovereignty can easily be accomplished on a leisurely schedule while eating three meals a day at Lobbyist funded breakfasts, luncheons and dinners.

This leaves time for junkets. One such junket involved 10 Congressmen and their families and staffs to Azerbaijan to attend a conference in Baku. The conference was titled “U.S.-Azerbaijan Convention: Vision for the Future,”

The Office of Congressional Ethics investigated the event, and in its report described how the state owned oil company, SOCAR, allegedly channeled $750,000 into two Houston-based nonprofits to cover the lawmakers’ expenses. Money provided by SOCAR also covered flights and accommodations for their staff and family members, as well as valuable gifts of rugs, scarves, and tea sets.

Much of what was written about these revelations focused on the members of Congress, their failure in nearly every case to report the gifts, and their blind acceptance of the nonprofits’ false claims to be the sponsors of the trip. The lawmakers denied any knowledge that Azerbaijani state funds were behind the event, saying they had attended only after receiving clearance from the House Ethics Committee. The Office of Congressional Ethics concluded in its report that “a person’s ignorance of the true source of travel expenses is not an absolute shield from liability for receipt of travel expenses from an improper source.”

However, this narrow focus on the rules surrounding congressional junkets ignores the larger story of whether U.S. officials should be uncritically visiting and strengthening American ties with an authoritarian state. In other words, the problem is not simply that the trip was paid for by a foreign government, but that the conference itself was meant to celebrate U.S. relations with a regime involved in mass political repression, human rights abuses, and systemic corruption.

Congressmen also love to fly in military aircraft.  During my 34 years in the Air Force, I was a global qualified aircraft commander on the C-141 Starlifter before I flew four different types of supersonic jet fighters as an Instructor Pilot.  I flew all four of the types of supersonic jets flown by the USAF Thunderbirds.  I can’t tell you how many times I strapped politicians in the back seat of jet fighters for orientation flights.  There is so much fun to go around, even Congressional Staffers take part in orientation flights.  Why work for the American People when you can be lavishly entertained with their hard earned tax dollars?

What would Delegates to the First Continental Congress think about the current Travel Club Congress?  I don’t think George Washington, John Adams, Samuel Adams, Robert Paine, or John Jay would like it one little bit!

Am I the only person disgusted with Congress and the Speaker acting like kids in a Candy Store?

Don’t think junkets are restricted to United States politicians.  Do you have any idea where your State Legislators and Governors have visited on your dime?

As long as the American People blindly ignore what the Swamp dwellers are doing, we deserve what we get!

I will not be voting for my Congressman next year.

Please Stop Insulting my Intelligence!

March 17, 2017

☆☆Every single day the NSA intercepts and stores the equivalent of 128 million books.

Will you allow old Gene McVay to put that in perspective?

The Library of Congress has 16 million books.

Our Congressmen are dancing around spouting off saying President Trump’s phone calls and emails somehow escaped the gargantuan dragnet of our 17 corrupt intelligence agencies!

Day after day, fools like Geraldo and Juan Williams are paid to insult our intelligence. They, along with our Congressmen, are either corrupt or completely clueless or all of the above?

I have begged and pleaded with voters to stop sending these babes in the woods to the Swamp! They can’t find their own behinds, much less provide oversight.

The newest NSA Data Center in Utah uses 1.7 million gallons of water A DAY!!! The electric bill is $40 million a year.

Our intelligence apparatus should have been able to prevent 911, the Boston bombing, Khobar Towers, the USS Cole and Pearl Harbor.

Collectively, they COULD NOT EVEN FIND Osama bin Laden!!! Nor do they have any idea how many illegal aliens are roaming our neighborhoods or what they’re up to.

While our Intelligence Agencies don’t know what the bad guys are doing, miraculously, they know what General Flynn is doing. They probably knew where Donald Trump would build a hotel and bought nearby property?

They miraculously had no idea what Obama and the corrupt judge were up to in Hawaii?

What good would 8 Libraries of Congress a day do if you can’t read?

What would George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Knox and Alexander Hamilton think about this government gone wild? How big must government overreach become before you raise an eyebrow? What are the odds Paul Ryan and his cronies have a clue?

In this dark expensive swamp there is an alien life form named Donald J. Trump. We may survive if he is successful?

I Won’t be Speaking at an Intelligence Conference

March 14, 2017

★★Recently, I was asked to be Keynote Speaker at an Intelligence Conference in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

While I wouldn’t mind enjoying a free vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains, I told organizers that they would not like to hear what I would say about the course of the modern Intelligence Community.

Even 50 years ago when I was an analyst, NSA occupied the second largest building in the DC area with the longest unobstructed hallway in the world. Since then, NSA Headquarters expanded and in addition, just the NSA Data Center in Utah is 7 times larger than the Pentagon and 15 times larger than MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Giants and Jets. That’s just one of dozens of facilities around the globe.

The Utah facility electric bill is $40 million a year and you would not like to pay their water bill since they use 1.7 million gallons a day. Oops, you and I are paying their bills.

Every day, the NSA intercepts and stores 1.7 billion emails, phone calls, texts and other electronic communications. That’s equivalent to 138 million books every 24 hours.

In addition to legalizing President Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program, the 2008 FISA Amendments Act gave telecommunications companies retroactive immunity for disclosing Americans’ communications. The Obama warrantless wiretapping, in my opinion, is the Bush program on steroids. We don’t know for sure since the corrupt media was big on exposing the Bush transgressions but they are equally determined to cover-up all of the Obama Administration’s corruption.

When probed by Congressional Intelligence Committees about surveillance under the amended law, intelligence officials admitted the agency had been engaged in “significant and systemic overcollection” of American’s domestic communications. Government reports confirm that the USA has violated FISA, but the USA refuses to release information about these abuses.

It would be one thing if all this eavesdropping would have prevented war after war after war or terrorist attack after terrorist attack, but, alas, it DID NOT. There is so much data that I suspect Intelligence Officials barely have time to dig through information that will help them profit from mergers and acquisitions, learn how much the dividend will be on a certain stock or damage the President of the United States and his Cabinet?

I can tell you one thing for certain; Congress, the News Media, 93% of the DC bureaucrats, most Federal Judges and about half of the American people, DO NOT WANT PRESIDENT TRUMP TO DRAIN THEIR SWAMP!

“The Hanging Judge” Isaac Parker brought law and order to Indian Territory and Fort Smith during the 1800’s but he died in 1896. The only thing standing between America and total anarchy is President Donald J. Trump. As for me and my house, we will back our President.

Do you Really want War with the Russian Federation?

March 6, 2017

From the 1970’s until 1991, I was the tip of the spear preparing, on a daily basis, for WW III with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The USSR was not a nomadic desert tribe, they possessed a formidable nuclear arsenal including ICBMs capable of striking anywhere on United States soil along with some of the best fighter aircraft on the planet. Perhaps it is time for Americans to come to the realization that the USSR no longer exists?

On the night of December 25th, 1991, in a nationally televised speech, Mikhail Gorbachev announced his resignation as president; as he put it, “I hereby discontinue my activities at the post of President of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.” He declared the office extinct and handed over its functions, including control of the Soviet nuclear codes, to Boris Yeltsin. That same night after he left office, the flag of the Soviet Union was lowered from the Kremlin and was replaced with the Russian tricolor flag. The next day, December 26th, the Supreme Soviet declared that the Soviet Union had formally ceased to exist as a functioning state, thus they voted both itself and the Union out of existence. Two days after Gorbachev left office, Yeltsin moved into Gorbachev’s old office.

By the end of the 1980s, severe shortages of basic food supplies, including meat and sugar, led to the reintroduction of the war-time system of distribution using food cards that limited each citizen to a certain amount of product per month. Compared to 1985, the state deficit grew from 0 to 109 billion rubles; gold funds decreased from 2,000 to 200 tons; and external debt grew from 0 to 120 billion dollars. Socialism did not work and will never work for a nation.

In my opinion, Modern Russia is more pro-western, pro-Christian, and pro-capitalist than the Modern Democrat Party of Obama, Hillary, Schumer and Pelosi. It also appears to me that the Democrat Party is more in bed with foreign Arab Jihadists than current Russia President Vladimir Putin. Russia actually hates them and has no place for Muslim refugees in his country.

I believe the gulf between the Democrats and Republicans is much greater and broader than during the Civil War. Make no mistake; the Civil War was a war between Democrats and Republicans. While the Republicans won the war and General Lee surrendered to General Grant, the Democrats killed President Lincoln before pretending to be reconstructed and continuing business as usual in the South for a hundred years.

The issue today is not so much slavery; it is the pro-Leninist and pro-Marxist philosophy that turned out millions and millions of Democrats for Bernie Sanders. There is not a shred of doubt in my mind that if the Democrats had not rigged the Primary Election, Bernie would have been the nominee. Hillary could not draw a crowd if she swallowed a fully inflated football.

After success in the Primary, the Democrats were confident they had the White House in the bag. The pitiful Democrats could not even win with a rigged election, 99% of the media and a goodly portion of the Republicans pulling for them! On top of that, the Communist Party of the United States was pulling for Hillary just like they pulled for Obama. Obama was ready to play ball with Russia after his reelection and Hillary couldn’t do enough for Vladimir. Maybe it was his chest and biceps that caused Hillary to fork over our uranium to him?

After French kissing the Russians, the Democrats are now ready to fight them. Our stupidest Republicans also want nothing less than a New Cold War or even a nuclear confrontation with the Russian Federation. The Hanoi Songbird and his girlfriend Lucy Graham have so much free time on their hands they do little else besides stirring the pot from sunup til sundown.

I can’t remember when so many feckless politicians were itching for a war with another Super Power. Those who never felt the sting of battle are always the most hawkish and have the biggest mouths.

With Obama and Hillary giving Vladimir EVERYTHING he could possible want, why would anybody think he would risk a war with the United States by tampering with our election?

Considering our Astronauts cannot reach the International Space Station without Russian help, America may only be 28th in math and science but we’re about 100th in common sense!