#FactsFirst Donald J. Trump is our President

It’s true, no matter how many times you cry about it.

CNN, a true bastion of solid journalism, decided today that we should view them as paragons of truth. After all, they feed us apples. Apples, not bananas, no matter how much someone might try to portray an apple is a banana, it’s not true. It’s an apple.

Thank you, CNN, for that lesson in produce identification.

Here’s one for you — Donald J. Trump is our President. No matter how hard you cry, “Not my President!” 


Here is my Voice!

If you’re a liberal, you probably won’t like what you see, bless your hearts.

Enough is enough. Contrary to popular main stream media and leftist beliefs, women who support Trump are independent-minded individuals with their own motivations and opinions. You want to hear our voices? Here they are. If you’re a liberal, you probably won’t like what you see, bless your hearts. Read. Learn. Or not, we’ll continue using our voice to support President Trump and candidates in the mid-terms that support his policies that will Make America Great Again. Join me on the Trump Train!

— Annie


Over Which I have an Aneurysm – Kate Steinle Case Travesty

We will not tolerate petulance, nor moral penury in officials charged with upholding this great nation. 

I’ve been trying for the better part of the day to start this post without copious amounts of creatively profane vocabulary, and so far have failed.

Kate Steinle’s admitted killer, an illegal alien who has been deported five times before, who has been convicted of multiple felonies, was not only acquitted of murder in her death, but he was not convicted of ANYTHING related to her death, only of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

What the Ever Loving Fuck, Jurors??

1. No gun of the type involved randomly fires three shots, let alone one shot, just by being picked up. It. Can. Not. Happen.

2. This wasn’t a tragic accident, he SHOT her. At the most basic of definitions this was involuntary manslaughter.

3. City of San Francisco, Kate’s blood is on your hands.

Even if we look beyond the failures in border security, the City of San Francisco  requested the killer be transferred to their jurisdiction for a 20-year old drug charge when his latest felony stay on illegal re-entry was coming to an end.

When he got to San Francisco, the drug charges were dropped, and in keeping with their flagrant disregard for federal law, City and County of San Francisco officials authorized his release, refusing to honor the ICE detainer that had been issued for him. He went free on the streets of that city just three months before killing Kate.

One could argue, and I believe, that San Francisco purposefully — with their anti-ICE agenda in mind — requested his transfer to their jurisdiction for the sole purpose of keeping him out of the hands of immigration officials.

The consequences of this pre-meditated act resulted in the death of an innocent woman. Criminal charges should be filed not only in federal court against the killer, but of the officials who enacted these policies and planned to ferry him way from federal authorities.

This case has nothing to do with President Trump and his policies, though the left is busy mocking and crowing about this “victory” of justice, after all the crime happened in 2015, enabled by Obama.

What this case will do, on the other hand, is cement the argument in favor of a full and immediate commencement of building the border wall and the de-funding of cities and jurisdictions who defy federal immigration authority actions.

The left wasn’t done tilting at windmills in regards to immigration, instead they got their friends to hold their nano-brew and doubled down on the crazy.

We will protect the innocent, the citizens of this country and others who are here legally. We will not tolerate petulance, nor moral penury in officials charged with upholding this great nation.

We do not riot in the street over what we don’t like, we do it in the voting booth and in the courts of law. But make no mistake, we are coming for you.


So Many Reasons to Give Thanks

This has been a crazy few weeks in the news, every day a new revelation of boorish or even criminal behavior, a never ending stream of sordidness.

While it’s easy to get wrapped up in these things and focus on all the deceitfulness and skulduggery afoot, instead let’s take the time to truly reflect on the many blessings we’ve been given over the last year.

Here’s my list.

  • I’ve been at my new job at a new company for a bit over a year now. I get to geek out and do all the math-y data-nerd things I love best, for nearly double the salary. Much thanks there!
  • We have an amazing man in President Donald J Trump, someone who finally gets it. The support for our military, police, and the average citizen is so apparent and so welcome. He may not have the smooth-talking polish of politicians, but what he says and more importantly what he does is a thousand times more genuine.
  • Our investments are growing at an amazing rate. People think economic issues don’t impact them directly, but my 401(k) and regular brokerage account balances beg to disagree.
  • I had a great garden season and I was able to get vegetables put up for the first time (versus just eating it all fresh). Green beans, tomato sauce, and more. Being self-sufficient is important to me, even more so in times of uncertainty.
  • I have a husband who loves me and has supported me in so many ways, that I now get to support soon in his career change, he’s on the list for a place in an NRA-approved gunsmithing program, and we’re praying he gets a slot for fall 2018.
  • Our fur family is healthy and happy, and growing. We recently took in a rescued border collie mix dog (pictured), and just two nights ago a beautiful Siamese cat walked up to our front porch and announced that He. Wanted. Inside. Looking for his owner, but he may become part of the growing zoo here.
  • My daughter of choosing (my husband’s step-daughter from his ex) has grown into an accomplished young woman and is finding her way after graduating from college, as is her brother. She’ll be here for a visit at New Year’s and we can’t wait to see her.
  • We took down some trees this summer, I have firewood to last all season lessening our dependence on expensive oil. There’s something about the warmth of a fire that just can’t come from a furnace vent!
  • Having culled my social media contacts of people who were toxic, there’s far less stress in my online life. I don’t avoid opposing views, just those who spew venom and hate.
  • Our values and are way of life will not be systematically torn down, not with our current administration in charge. Live is good, America is returning to greatness.

I hope you find many things to be thankful for this year!

Sexual McCarthyism – Why Every Public Figure Needs to be Concerned

…what should stop every adult in their shoes — and not just men — is the immediate finding of guilt…

It started with Harvey Weinstein. Then it was James Toback, Kevin Spacey, Brett Ratner, Louis CK, George Takei, Jeremy Piven among more than a dozen of well-known and not-so-well-known producers, directors, and actors in Hollywood.

Then came the journalists. Tech blogger Robert Scoble, Vox Media Editorial Director Lockhart Steele, fashion photographer Terry Richardson, former editor at The New Republic Leon Wieseltier, CBS’s Rick Najera, NBC News contributor Mark Halperin, president and publisher of The New Republic Hamilton Fish, former NYT editor and head of news at NPR Michael Oreskes, among others.

Next it was politicians. Though we’ve heard about “indiscretions” for decades from presidents John F. Kennedy, to Bill Clinton, US Rep Gary Condit, New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, US House Rep Anthony Weiner, former Speaker of the House Denny Hastert, we’ve been subject to a new round of allegations with claims against President Donald Trump in the run-up to the 2016 elections. Kentucky Speaker of the House Jeff Hoover, Alabama Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore, and seemingly new accusations and revelations every day.

Sexual misconduct in the workplace has been an issue for decades. Anita Hill, Susan Fowler at Uber, Gretchen Carlson, among many, many more.

High-profile criminal cases such as the Brock Turner case from Stanford, the “Mattress Girl” case at Columbia have raised doubt as to both the veracity and handling of claims of inappropriate and/or criminal conduct on American college campuses.

We’ve moved from the days where women were hardly believed to a time when at least in the court of public opinion, an allegation is nearly as good as fact.

There is no question that many of the individuals named above have been involved in inappropriate and in some cases criminal sexual activity. In some cases the acts are not just sexual in nature, but have involved sexual acts against children which takes things to a whole different level of disturbing skeeviness.

No rational person would deny that victims should be heard, their cases investigated, nor that improper or illegal behavior should not have consequences. But what should stop every adult in their shoes — and not just men — is the immediate finding of guilt in the news media and on social media.

Allegations are spread around the world within hours. Lives and livelihoods are put on hold or torn apart with a few paragraphs or even 140 characters. The speed at which this happens, repeatedly, is astounding.

Many on the right of our political spectrum were bemused at first when it appeared that the liberal left in Hollywood who had shouted so loudly about the allegations against then-candidate Trump had begun eating their own with the Weinstein scandal.

It was pretty easy to roll your eyes at Ashley Judd’s admission of tolerating and ignoring behavior to get ahead as an actress while screaming about President Trump wearing a pink pussy hat, or throwing a hissy fit about a TSA agent calling her Sweetheart.

Every new allegation came along with declarations of accusers being “brave” for speaking out about their experiences. Social media became riddled with the hashtag #MeToo, as a declaration of solidarity in having experienced sexual assault.

More and more allegations flowed, some of them getting older and older, 10, 20, 30 years or more ago. Anyone questioning why these women were just now speaking out have been quickly condemned. The allegations can’t have any motive beyond a sisterhood of support and caring for future victims yet to be violated.

We have seen a wide range of responses from the accused. Some have acknowledged and admitted their wrong-doing and stepped away from positions of power. Others have been more truculent in their responses while still moving aside.

Then there are those who deny the allegations, yet their claims fall on deaf ears. Why do these individuals have less of a voice than their accusers? Why are we willing to destroy careers and reputations decades after the fact?

One of the more recent accusations involving some of the oldest alleged misdeeds is that of  the Alabama Republican Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore. Moore prevailed in a hotly contested primary election and runoff election against junior Senator Luther Strange who had the initial support of President Trump.

Millions of dollars flowed into the campaigns, with establishment Republicans backing Strange, who was appointed to the seat after the confirmation of former Senator Jeff Sessions to the US Attorney General post.

Despite a long, storied, and controversial career in Alabama politics and the judiciary, only once Moore secured the Republican primary did the allegations begin to surface. In over 40 years in politics, no allegations were made of criminal conduct or inappropriate conduct beyond the small town rumor mill.

Yet here we are with self-styled liberal caped crusader Gloria Allred holding a press conference with a woman accusing Moore of assaulting her in 1977 when she was 16 years old. Nineteen seventy-seven. That’s 40 years ago, when even my middle-aged self was in the sixth grade.

Wiping away non-existent tears, Beverly Young Nelson allowed herself to be paraded before the cameras with a sordid story of a 30-odd year-old man making advances, and if she is to believed, assaults against her as a 16-year-old waitress.

As tends to be the case when Allred swoops in, there’s no possibility of a criminal complaint in this case, the statute ran well over 35 years ago. Further, Allred asserts that her “client” has no interest in filing a civil suit. Why then, is this story being proffered now, other than as a means to discredit the Republican candidate?

Those who opposed Moore in the elections have been quick to jump on the bandwagon demanding he step down as candidate, or even assert that if he is elected by the will of the Alabama voters, that he be removed from his seat by the Senate.

There is no question that it is politically expedient to declare belief of every accuser’s story, particularly if it involves someone unpopular with the Swamp in DC.

If the talk of the town in Etowah County Alabama, which has popped up locally from time to time, is to be believed, then Moore is may very well be guilty of at least skeevy behavior, if not criminal behavior if it were reported in a timeline manner.

Guilty or not, what should scare every public figure in America is the realization that Roy Moore, Jeremy Piven, and others who deny the allegations made against them have no forum to dispute these stories but in the press.

Criminal actions cannot be brought, either through the expiration of any statute of limitations or the conduct not rising to the level of criminal offense. Civil suits are not being filed by these purported victims, where the allegations would be tested against established standards of law.

Most readers are too young to remember the “Red Scare” that was the result of Senator Joseph McCarthy’s mission to rid our country of alleged communist supporters resulting in hearings by the House Un-American Activities Committee. If there is any awareness of it at all, it is often as a quaint relic of the early cold war. What people forget is how many lives, livelihoods and reputations were forever tarnished by these accusations, which coincidentally also impacted primarily Hollywood and government officials or employees.

Like the Salem witch trials, McCarthyism was the result of hysteria sweeping a community with what may have been suspicion rooted in some small grain of truth exploding into a runaway train of accusations and fallout.

How many of today’s accused truly are innocent? How much was perhaps a poor choice, but not  abuse of power or influence? We won’t ever know for sure, but there will inevitably be some.

We are better than this. It is not brave to lob accusations at someone decades later and then disappear back into the woodwork as most of Allred’s “clients” have over the years.

It is not brave to write articles trumpeting the alleged misdeeds of politicians who are members of the opposing political party while ignoring the misdeeds of members of your own party (Can we talk again about Juantia Brodderick?).

It is not brave to pass around these allegations with glee across social media, where truth is not a necessary component of going viral.

We should be afraid, very afraid, that we ourselves will be subjected to such treatment with no resources to fight it, and no recourse to be had.

We must examine ourselves and our motives in staying quiet for so long, while in many cases benefiting from being acquainted with or working with the individuals we accuse.

Any chance we have as a society to truly no longer tolerate sexually abusive behavior is to respond to it when it happens. Open secrets only exist where people put personal profit ahead of what’s right. Those who turn a blind eye are just as complicit and guilty as any perpetrator.

Take your stand when it happens, not when it is politically expedient. That is brave, and that should be supported.

I Love the Smell of Coffee and Guns in the Morning!

If you disarm the law-abiding public, all that will remain really will be the inmates running the asylum.  

With the horrific news out of Texas yesterday, the liberals are of course screaming for “common sense gun control,” which of course we already have.

First, some spot-on humor produced by our friends at Black Rifle Coffee back in January. Buy their coffee. Good stuff, Maynard. Then we’ll get to the discussion after the video.

What we know so far:

  • The shooter was dishonorably discharged from the Air Force based on a domestic violence conviction. This is grounds for losing his gun rights.
  • Simple possession of that gun was illegal, even if he had legally obtained it prior to his conviction and discharge.
  • If he purchased it after his conviction and discharge, he perjured himself on the background check application.
  • A neighbor of the church with a lawfully possessed firearm shot and injured the shooter as he attempted to flee, eventually resulting in a crash and the shooter’s death.

What the left screaming for gun control never wants to acknowledge is that the overwhelming majority of gun violence committed in this country is by individuals who are already outlawed from owning or possessing guns, and those guns are most likely stolen.

Every tweet from the left about “it’s not too soon to debate gun control,” which of course is not really an invitation to debate, should be met with a requirement to watch a full episode of Live PD. Criminals with stolen guns committing more crimes.

If you disarm the law-abiding public, all that will remain really will be the inmates running the asylum.

He was NOT your child!

Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile makes mind-boggling statement about murdered staffer Seth Rich.

In the continuing saga of Democrats imploding and turning on each other as the ship sinks, former DNC Chair Donna Brazile goes on “ABC This Week” this morning to discuss her latest work of fiction — oh, her book — and makes this staggering statement. Watch, with the statement in question at 6:30.

I’m just…

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He was not your child, and I’d be damned surprised if you even knew who he was. If we were to believe the ongoing Democratic narrative from the time Seth Rich was murdered, it was a random robbery gone bad, not an attack on someone about to expose the shenanigans in the DNC and the Hillary for America campaign.

Now we’re supposed to believe the self-aggrandizing and deflecting account of Brazile who claims she was in fear of sniper fire after his death? Really?

Why would you be hunkering in your home afraid of a sniper if he was a random crime victim? If he wasn’t a random crime victim, why have you helped perpetuate a false narrative for over a year? Because you’re a rat trying to distance yourself from a sinking ship, and it’s disgusting. I hope they all get brought up on charges.



Why are we Afraid to be Nice?

We have many important things going on nationally and in the world, but we can Make America Great Again here at home, just by being neighborly.

I had a seemingly mundane interaction with a man at the gas station the other day, but the more I thought about it, the angrier I actually got — not at him, but at where we’ve found ourselves thanks to hysterical liberal feminist bullshit.

I tell the story in the video here, but let’s just say a man nearly didn’t offer me unsolicited assistance, because he seemed afraid it might offend my sensibilities. What a sad commentary on our world today!

We have many important things going on nationally and in the world, but we can Make America Great Again here at home, just by being neighborly.



Uranium One and Deep State Explained

A great explanation for us mere mortals.

For those of us mere mortals who haven’t been following all of this in minute detail, here’s a great video explaining the issues around Uranium One, what the “Deep State” is, and what the timeline has been.