At least our state budget is getting better. Thanks Governor Walker!
May Your Prayers of Atonement Be Accepted.
A young college student comes home for a visit and tells her father what is all wrong about America. She feels that the country should be based on the Socialist scale so that everyone will be equal. Her father ignores her excitement and her new found “expert” knowledge.
Instead he says, “How did you do on your finals?” She replies, “I did just great – I got an “A” in all subjects.”
Her father proudly says, “That is just great – you must have worked hard, studied hard, and prepared for your test.”
“Oh, I did she said. I stayed up until all hours and crammed until I knew everything on the test. I didn’t go anywhere, skipped meals and kept my head in my books!”
“I am so proud of you daughter; but how did your roommate do?”
“Ah, she didn’t do so well.” The father then says, “Why don’t you talk to the dean and tell him that you feel bad for your roommate; and you would like to have your two grades averaged together so that you can share your grade to help pull up hers to passing?”
“What…? She replied with an exaggerated tone.
“I should give her part of my hard earned grades when she sat on her rump, watched TV, went to parties, didn’t crack open and book and I AM TO SHARE WITH HER?”
“NO WAY. I worked for my grades and she did nothing.”
Her father patted her on the back and replied, “Welcome to the world of capitalism, sweetheart!”
A new report from Working America found that black Ohioans were suffering economically during the 2016 presidential election—but did not think a Democratic president would make a difference.
If black Democrats in Ohio fail to vote in larger numbers in the next midterm elections than they did in 2016, Democrats can kiss the state goodbye. That’s what Working America has concluded in a report released Tuesday that assessed the views of black voters in the Buckeye State and made recommendations for how Democrats turn out more of them at the polls. The organization, a political organizing wing of the AFL-CIO focused on the non-union working people, found, unsurprisingly, that black people have very little trust in the political process.
Read more by Collier Meyerson at thenation.com
Liberal politicians way underestimate the degree to which #TakeaKnee pandering alienates majority of Americans
Torch? Check. Pitchfork? Check. Victim mentality? Double check. Congratulations! You’re all set for your Democratic Party adventure. Bart Simpson’s principal once said, “Ah, there’s no justice like mob justice.” Too bad the Democrats already chose a new slogan because this one would have fit them perfectly. Whatever a small, angry, leftist mob screams, they scribble it on a post-it note and jam it into their platform. And the more they become the party of fringe groups and phony fringe issues, the more their power will evaporate into the political ether.
Read more by Eddie Zipperer at Lifezette.com
Having attained power in late 1917 on a raft of promises — land to Russia’s peasants, bread to Russia’s starving cities and peace to Russia’s World War I-weary soldiers — V.I. Lenin was able to dispense with every one of them by advancing civil war from 1918 to 1921 to justify his acts by crisis.
In place of promises of liberty and rights, Lenin gave Russians propaganda, empowering the Bolsheviks to govern through knoutish messages, if not the barrel of the gun. In so doing, he sought to undermine Russia’s weak democracy and to transform society fundamentally.
“The Russian Revolution was permeated with propaganda of a forceful and brutal kind,” wrote historian Dmitri Volkogonov in his 1995 “Lenin: Life and Legacy,” based on materials briefly available from the Soviet archives.
The propaganda was used not so much to win people over with ideas but by bludgeoning them with coercion, repression and making examples.
Read more by Monica Showalter at Investor’s Business Daily
at the West Allis Knights of Columbus 1800 S. 92nd St.
On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln (R-IL) issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Effective at yearend, all slaves in Confederate-controlled territory would be “forever free.”
Ill-informed critics of the first Republican President Lincoln fault the Emancipation Proclamation for only freeing slaves in areas not yet under the control of the U.S. government, but — because of the Democratic Party’s resolute defense of slavery — the federal government had the necessary authority only over so-called “property” of the rebels.
Within two years, the Republican-controlled 38th Congress followed up this great advance by enacting the 13th Amendment, banning slavery throughout the nation.
From Michael Zak at Grand Old Partisan
TOPIC: Crime in the Big City and Around the State
AT: Wisconsin Club | 6200 West Good Hope Road, 53223 (414-353-8800)
TIME: 11:30 A.M. Social/Sign-In | 12:00 P.M. Lunch and Program Begins
Speaker: Steve Spingola, Retired MPD Detective and Gateway Professor
Steven Spingola is an investigator with a national reputation for excellence. A 2001 graduate of the FBI National Academy, Steve is a death investigation’s expert and a police-related shooting reconstruction specialist. He also has formal training in criminal investigative analysis (profiling).
Details at http://www.srwcmilwaukee.com/
I’ll cover you if it doesn’t work out.