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The new “investigative” journalism

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The intensity level of investigative journalism has just hit a new high, well at least compared to the previous eight years.  Dreams of Watergate-like fame have returned for brave journalists across the country.  They don’t need their own version of Deep Throat, although it would appear that the Trump administration is riddled with sources but without cool code names, just a quick trigger on their smart phones.

A great example is the recent energetic reporter who, gasp, caught Rick Perry reading the Drudge Report.  No doubt the reporter snapped away hoping that he’d catch Secretary Perry pulling up a linked copy of Mein Kampf but apparently Drudge was the best, er worst, that it got.  See for yourself, below.Investigative Journalism3

The Drudge headline is a little blurry, likely due to the excited shaking as the reporter’s trembling hands held his phone.  It actually reads “Great Again: +235,000.”  Let’s give Perry a little credit though, he likely knew that surreptitiously browsing Drudge was the best way for positive news on job growth to get into the mainstream media’s coverage.

It’s too bad this hard hitting type of journalism is just now becoming an imposing force, otherwise perhaps a few these would have been reported.

Valerie Jarrett:  Jihadi Weekly

Lois Lerner:  Communist Manifesto

Erik Holder:  humming the RAP classic “F**k tha Police” as he wanders the Justice Department halls

Barrack Obama:  Nero Fiddling for Dummies

Nancy Pelosi:  pamphlet for Witchcraft Spells of the Month Club

Hillary Clinton:  Playboy

The trouble with Hillary

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Hillary

In 1992 Bill Clinton had the charisma thing but he also had the message thing.  His message was “It’s the economy stupid.”  Hillary isn’t Bill, and it may be partly due to the Bernie thing.  Bernie Sanders, promising everything to everyone, well, at least as much as 18 trillion in new spending according to The Wall Street Journal, started making poor Hillary look down right conservative.  How can Hillary compete?  So instead of a focus, she’s spinning wildly, like a grandmother with her finger locked down on the trigger of an automatic weapon, spraying bullets in every direction, unable to relax her grip.  Her focus so far includes climate change, LGBT rights, gun control, free college, minimum wage, family leave, path to citizenship, and even UFO’s.  Taken one at a time, they’re phenomenal liberal causes.  Taken as a collective list of goals, it’s just plain socialism.

If Hillary does manage to hone in on one target to focus her campaign, the going may still be tough.  There’s still the charisma thing.

Celebrating pretenders

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Oscars

Ready or not, here comes the season of the over-hyped celebrity.  The time of year when we can’t get enough award shows that honor people who live in an alternate reality…  a fantasy world, where thinking’s not allowed, where everything is scripted.  Unless it’s not, then it’s called ad libbing and embraced as masterful shrewdness.

Now imagine that we don’t know the names of actors.  The names of people who pretend to be other people.  Who pretend to be cops, teachers, mail carriers, nurses, and plumbers.

Then imagine we honored those who’s every movement is unscripted and ad libbed.  Imagine if we knew the names of those who actually serve us, like cops, teachers, mail carriers, nurses and plumbers.

A military that’s brought to its knees

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Sorry

The detention of US military personnel and the pictures of our own fighting force on their knees in front of Iranian captors is an image that sums up the Obama legacy quite well.

…a country, once strong and proud, now forced to its knees.

These sailors ended up in Iranian territorial waters leading to confrontation, capture and subsequent release.  It certainly could have gone worse, and for that we’re thankful, but the circumstance plus the images paint a picture for the world to see of a country, once strong and proud, now forced to its knees.  A Navy that could once boast of having 6,768 ships, down to 272.  A history of US Presidents portraying strength as Commanders in Chief, now a President that grovels to dictators, monarchs, and emperors.  A US President who’s arrogant to his own citizens while at the same time capitulating to oppressive rulers.

A country that once had the respect around the globe, now being dictated to by an Iranian government.

Better decision making through coin flips

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Hope for Change

This President has a unique track record.  He says ISIS isn’t a threat, then on that very day they attack Paris.  Next he mocks Republicans by saying they’re afraid of women and orphans, then a deadly terrorist attack in California involving a woman.

We really shouldn’t think of orphans as a problem, but now we’re not so sure.

Abortion rhetoric or a moral vacuum

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Shameful

It’s amazing to us that some can blame the shooting at the Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic on heat Republican candidates have put on the organization.  Well for goodness sake, let’s not talk about the horrific acts that go on in those places and worse yet the cavalier attitude the personnel have when it comes to “harvesting” body parts.  While we’re at it, we should also stop any further discussions of the WWII concentration camps.  We wouldn’t want anyone to feel bad.