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Gen. Michael Flynn Resigns As Trump’s National Security Advisor

General Michael Flynn has resigned as President Trump’s National Security Advisor, after it was learned that the Justice Department informed the White House that it believed he might be subject to blackmail. The axe fell when Flynn admitted that he had…

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GOP Establishment vs. a kingdom of conscience

I received a lot of feedback on yesterday’s commentary about how Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have traded their Conservative principles for compromising politics; needless to say, it was a mixed-bag of supporters and detractors. One of the glaring arguments…

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McConnell voiding the Constitution using Rahm Emanuel playbook

Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s former Chief of Staff and the current mayor of what many consider the Murder Capitol of the U.S., once credited his success at getting unpopular legislation passed to his ability to take bad news and turn it…

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McConnell voiding the Constitution using Rahm Emanuel playbook

Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s former Chief of Staff and the current mayor of what many consider the Murder Capitol of the U.S., once credited his success at getting unpopular legislation passed to his ability to take bad news and turn it…

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Jeb Bush: NSA spying and Syrian refugees answer to Paris attacks

In an announcement that wasn’t all that unexpected, former governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal announced that he was ending his presidential campaign. Now we need Jeb “Just Eliminate Borders” Bush to do the same, particularly in light of his recent…

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NSA spying worse thanks to help from AT&T

Do you remember Edward Snowden? He’s the former CIA contractor who exposed Patriot Act abuses by the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013 where they were spying on our electronic communications without a warrant. Do you remember how outraged Republicans like Rep. Peter King, Senator John McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham were after the revelations; not at the NSA, but at Snowden for letting America know about the disregard of our constitutional rights? And do you remember how we were told by many of these same Republicans that the NSA wasn’t actually listening to our calls or reading our emails? Well, guess what… National Security Agency documents recently provided to the New York Times and ProPublica by Snowden reveal that AT&T has provided valuable assistance to the NSA that enhanced the agency’s ability to spy on Internet traffic. The NYT and ProPublica (an independent non-profit newsroom) jointly reviewed the documents supplied by Snowden and published their findings simultaneously. The most significant finding expanded on what has long been known — that American telecommunications companies have worked closely with the NSA. The agency’s relationship with AT&T, however, is considered unique and especially productive. One of the source documents reviewed by the […]

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Kentucky man arrested for protecting his home from drone

A Kentucky man shot down a drone hovering over his daughter, who was sunbathing, and was then arrested after being charged with first degree criminal mischief and first degree wanton endangerment. The owner of the drone claims he was only taking pictures of a friend’s house, but William Merideth says he had a good, sound reason to take the action he took: “He didn’t just fly over (my property). If he had been moving and just kept moving, that would have been one thing, but when he come directly over our heads, and just hovered there, I felt like I had the right.” “You know, when you’re in your own property, within a six-foot privacy fence, you have the expectation of privacy. We don’t know if he was looking t the girls. We don’t know if he was looking for something to steal. To me, it was the same as trespassing.” “I didn’t shoot across the road. I didn’t shoot across my neighbor’s fence. I shot directly into the air.” Mr. Merideth nailed it! The unknown, accompanied by the fact that the drone was intentionally and repeatedly being flown where it had no permission to fly, motivated him to defend […]

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TSA and the Republican-led Congress: a picture of ineptitude

Over the past few months there have been several alarming reports about the Transportation Safety Administration–the word “safety” is apparently a relative word–more commonly referred to as the TSA. Some of the recent revelations in a Townhall.com story included: Documents detailing alleged sexual assaults by TSA agents at airports across the country. Thousands of missing TSA uniforms and security badges. Failure by the TSA to prevent potential terror attacks, detect explosives and other weapons in 96% of undercover tests. Failure to screen dozens of airport workers who ended up having ties to terrorism. Americans are outraged, and lawmakers claim to be angry about it too, but what is Congress actually doing about it? Well, if you’re a big spending, big government Democrat or RINO, you cry for more money because the $7 billion a year we are currently spending just isn’t quite enough to get the job done. And if you’re Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI)–chairman of the committee in charge of the TSA and candidate for re-election in 2016–there are three things you do. You go on national television to demonstrate your incredible stupidity by confirming the public perception that the TSA is nothing more than “security theater” because it […]

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Rand Paul’s implosion

It was just a matter of time before Rand Paul’s presidential ambitions came to a crashing halt. Rand Paul’s presidential campaign will all-but-officially end Sunday night. That’s when Sen. Paul will, in his words, “force the expiration of the Patriot Act“: Rand Paul plans to force the expiration of the PATRIOT Act Sunday by refusing […]

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Chris Christie: NSA spying fears are “baloney”

The majority of Americans oppose it. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled it illegal. The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the USA Freedom Act to stop it (the Senate is about to do the same). And if it reaches his desk, Obama is likely to sign it into law. But when it comes to warrantless data collection of American phone records — that’s spying to you and me — Gutless On Principles (GOP) Hall of Shame member Governor Chris Christie thinks that concerns over the loss of civil liberties as a result of the NSA program are just “baloney.” “When Edward Snowden revealed our intelligence secrets to the world in 2013, civil liberties extremists seized that moment to advance their own narrow agenda,” said Christie … “They want you to think of our intelligence community as the bad guys, straight out of the Bourne Identity or a Hollywood thriller. And they want you to think that if we weakened our capabilities, the rest of the world would love us more.” Don’t you just love it when a progressive breaks out the Rules For Radicals playbook? Don’t want to debate an issue? Label the other side with something […]

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Sen. Bob Corker picks NSA over the Constitution

RINO Bob Corker is at it again! After leading the way in passing legislation that surrendered the Senate’s constitutional responsibility to approve treaties — guaranteeing that Iran will have nuclear weapons sooner rather than later — the constitutionally illiterate Senator from Tennessee is about to join forces with Gutless On Principles (GOP) Hall of Shame enshrinees John McCain and Mitch McConnell in pushing for an extension to the law allowing the National Security Agency to continue its warrantless collection of phone records. It was just recently that a three judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled that the bulk collection of American phone records by the NSA was illegal, prompting McConnell and McCain to throw a McFit over the decision, arguing that the illegal spying was necessary in order to keep America safe. But that apparently falls way short of what Bob Corker would like to see. In a recent statement on the NSA’s activities, Corker said that “it’s beyond belief how little data is a part of the program.” He went on to say that the American public should be less worried about privacy and should back increased collection as a means to foiling […]

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Courts say no but Senate RINOs say yes to illegal NSA spying

A three-judge panel of the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan has ruled that the bulk collection of American’s phone records by the government exceeds the law under the Patriot Act. And John McCain isn’t very happy about it. The Gutless On Principles (GOP) Hall of Shame member is worried about the court ruling against the National Security Agency’s phone records collection program because he believes the United States is simply unable to function without the ability to “monitor communications.” Monitor communications? If I’m not mistaken, I’m pretty sure that in the old days before the Patriot Act they called that spying.   “It is clear that 9/11 could have been prevented if we had known about the communications,” McCain told FOX News. “We have to have that capability.” McCain admitted that the government “from time to time” has overstepped the line by invading the privacy rights of Americans — in other words they broke the law — but still called for “balance” between the rights of citizens and the “needs” of the government. “We have to understand this threat, and people seem to have forgotten 9/11,” the RINO from Arizona said. “People don’t understand there are thousands of […]

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GOP lawmaker: Let’s ignore the Constitution and spy on people

  Possible GOP candidate for president Peter King (R-NY) is no lover of the Constitution when it comes to dealing with terrorism, as we see in his recent interview with CNN where he called for more government surveillance of the Muslim community because “that’s where the threat comes from.” He made the remarks in reaction to the shootings in Garland, TX over the weekend that occurred at the “Draw Muhammad” event hosted by Pamela Geller. ISIS is claiming responsibility for that attack, but that hasn’t been verified by U.S. authorities as of the time of this article. In a display of clairvoyance that would make a carnival psychic jealous with envy, Rep. King stated that the attack was clearly “ISIS inspired” during his interview with CNN’s Wolfe Blitzer, and that America needed to take stronger steps to keep the country safe from more terror assaults. “I do believe in having more surveillance of people in the Muslim community, because that’s where the threat comes from.” As his interview with the Wolfe-man came to an end, Pete admitted that some of that surveillance could be considered unconstitutional, but that the FBI should nonetheless be given authority to carry out the spying. […]

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GOP-controlled Congress dismantles the 4th Amendment

While John Boehner’s budget disaster made all of the headlines last week, he and his Washington-insider buddies were busy dismantling the Constitution–specifically that pesky part that deals with the right of Americans to be free from unreasonable search and seizure (the Fourth Amendment)–granting the National Security Agency broad new powers to collect phone and email communications from anyone they feel like without a warrant. They can share the data with the FBI and foreign governments. They can also keep these records indefinitely. According to Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), the bill “grants the executive branch virtually unlimited access to the communications of every American.” Let’s see… the man who has already used the IRS and the Justice Department to take out his political enemies has been given even more power to abuse. Gee! What could possibly go wrong with that one? The bill, which passed 325-100 and is headed to the White House for Obama to sign, contains a provision that appears to expand warrant-less data collection using a Reagan-era directive — despite the fact that electronic communications of the type the NSA targets today didn’t exist in 1981. Under the legislation, any “non-public telephone or electronic communication” that intelligence agencies happen to collect from Americans […]

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Judge chooses NSA over the Constitution

On the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, I took a lot of flak from many of my readers for an article I wrote stating the following: As we approach another anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place in New York City and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001, we are reminded of many things. We remember the thousands of innocent lives that were lost and the billions of dollars lost in economic damage. As great and tragic as these losses were, there was another loss that is proving to be the greatest loss of all. Because it was on that dreadful day that liberty died in America. I went on to say how the death of liberty came, not at the hands of the terrorists, but at the hands of our own government. Recently, Judge Richard Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit proved my point when he told a conference on privacy and cyber crime in Washington, D.C. that the National Security Agency (NSA) should have unlimited ability to collect digital information in order to protect the nation against terrorism. While it can be debated about how far we let the government go in […]

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Has hell frozen over? SNL slams Obama! (Video)

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The Reactionaries Speak Radio Program 10-10-2014

This Week On The Reactionaries Speak Radio Program: The NSA And James Bamford Before Edward Snowden, There Was James Bamford. Adult Themes Will Be Discussed. Adult Language May/ Will Be Used. You have been warned!!!!! Join The Panel: @luchadora41 @noway90 … Continue reading

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September 11, 2001 – The day liberty died

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness – Declaration of Independence __________________________________________ As we approach another anniversary of the terrorist attacks that took place in New York City and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001, we are reminded of many things. We remember the thousands of innocent lives that were lost and the billions of dollars lost in economic damage. As great and tragic as these losses were, there was another loss that is proving to be the greatest loss of all. Because it was on that dreadful day that liberty died in America. Sadly, the demise of this God-given right didn’t occur at the hands of the hijackers. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The Patriot Act. The Patriot Act II. Spying by the National Security Agency (NSA). Fake cell phone towers used to tap your cell phone. These are just a few examples of how government of, by, and for the people has become government over, above, and beyond the people. As the list of post-9/11 changes above shows, the president who “abandoned free market principles to save the free market system,” could […]

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Conservative Comedy 6/6/14

It’s time for some Conservative Comedy at the Strident Conservative. As I do every Friday, I bring you some of the best Conservative political satire on the internet, sure to provide a good laugh to begin your weekend. The Conservative Comic at Hope n’ Change wants to know why the White House had to act super-duper fast to secure the Bergdahl/Terrorists swap without meeting the legal 30-day requirement to inform Congress? Supposedly, it was because they compared two videos (allegedly Charlie the Unicorn, and This Too Shall Pass) and came to the stunning conclusion that Bergdahl’s health was in rapid decline and immediate action was called for. Oddly, they came to this conclusion in December, 2013 but didn’t do anything about it until, by wild coincidence, the VA scandal broke wide open and B. Hussein desperately needed to make a highly visible gesture of caring about members of the military. Based on these facts, it would appear that B. Hussein doesn’t really care all that much about Bergdahl, Bergdahl’s health, or the health of any member of our armed forces. He does care, as he has proven repeatedly, about his poll numbers and his popularity in the Muslim world. It’s […]

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Saturday Night Cigar Lounge – Everyone Loves Pye!

Possibly the best part of Saturday night is sitting around talking politics with friends. And movies. And life. All while smoking cigars. Tonight United Liberty’s own Jason Pye joins Taylor to talk fusionism, Rand Paul and Berkeley, David Axelrod’s memory on dystopianism, plus Ukraine. Don’t be surprised if there’s some music talk too…because Pye loves […]

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