How the ‘deplorables’ can save America

In my last article, “The deplorables – who are and what we want,” I examined the basic philosophies that define what I call the liberty movement; the same group of Americans that Hillary Clinton labels as part of her “basket of deplorables.”

It is important to recognize that only foolish progressives actually take Clinton’s claims at face value. Clinton essentially seeks to characterize a large subset of conservatives as narrow minded when she mentions the “deplorables.” But, it is how she defines “narrow minded” that is the crux of the thing.

When people like her talk about “racists,” they are referring to conservatives who want a secure southern border. When they talk about “Islamaphobes,” they are referring to people who want to stop Islamic refugees from being bused into the country without being vetted. When they talk about sexists, they are usually referring to all males in general, because remember, social justice warriors (SJWs) claim that we are “subconsciously sexist,” even if we think we are fair to women. When they talk about homophobes, they are referring to Christian bakers who do not want to participate in services for gay weddings despite the fact that they should be perfectly free to refuse association with anyone at any time for any reason.

Lawmakers call for more TSA agents to monitor ground transportation

Several members of Congress want American travelers forced to interact with Transportation Security Administration agents while traveling on the nation’s rails, waters and highways.

According to reports, only about 2 percent of the TSA’s current $7.4 billion budget is spent having the federal agents monitor ground and water transportation.

But Republican Sen. John Thune just introduced legislation that would change that by allocating more taxpayer money to post TSA agents at bus stops and trains stations throughout the nation.

Thune cited a recent uptick in terror activity in addition to current “deficiencies” in the TSA’s ability to protect American travelers not using airlines as the impetus for the bill.

Big media made a deal with the Clinton devil long ago

The Hillary Clinton machine hit it hard over the weekend, pushing the narrative that GOP hopeful Donald Trump has built his entire campaign on a foundation of lies. And of course the media took the bait.

While there are plenty of Trump tales worth examining, Clinton’s camp ought to be careful pointing out Trump’s untruths considering her penchant for twisting the truth to suit her needs.

Clinton communications director Jennifer Palmieri told reporters on a conference call last week that the Democratic campaign feared that Trump would have an “unfair advantage” in tonight’s debate if moderator Lester Holt doesn’t challenge the Republicans answers with vigor.

“This is the role of the moderator … to call out those lies, and do it in real time,” she said. “To not do that is to give Donald Trump a very unfair advantage. Any candidate who tells this many lies clearly can’t win the debate on the merits.

Mispronouncing names is now hate

A new campaign aims to encourage K-12 teachers to make learning the correct punctuation of each and every one of their students’ names a top priority. Mispronunciation, according to its proponents, can give fragile students feelings of “anxiety and resentment.”

The “My name, My Identity” campaign posits that teachers should be extra careful not to mispronounce student names, especially if the students belong to minority groups or are immigrants. The initiative has the backing of the National Association for Bilingual Education and the Santa Clara County Office of Education.

Rita Kohli, an assistant professor of education at the University of California at Riverside, told the National Education Association’s primary publication that mispronouncing student names is a form of “microaggression.”

“Names have incredible significance to families, with so much thought, meaning and culture woven into them,” Kohli told NEA Today. “When the child enters school and teachers – consciously or not – mispronounce, disregard or change the name, they are in a sense disregarding the family and culture of the students as well.”

Protecting what’s ours

With all the talk about hackers hacking the National Security Agency’s hacking division, it’s a good time to reflect upon the other aspects of privacy — by which I mean protecting our privacy as individuals, corporations and governments.

There’s a lot happening in this space; and regardless of your feelings on the matter, the fact is it’s part of our reality.

To those of us who go back far enough to remember going to work and not having a computer on our desk or in our briefcase — remember briefcases? — it sometimes seems like the world has been turned on its head in the new cyber age.

Beyond Snowden’s revelations, we’ve seen for a while how technology has surpassed the mindset of some of our institutional systems. So we can’t rely on them.

The fact is cybersecurity and information security (infosec) are crucial. And too few in government, corporate leadership or even suburbia take it seriously, even today.

The Greatest Depression

Although it’s not official (which means government acknowledged), the U.S. is in a Great Depression that began in 2000 and has never really ended.

Oh, it was papered over with massive spending, debt and false confidence and false government reporting and wars, but the depression remained.

Our economic system is simply a confidence game. Our credit-based monetary system requires confidence to remain in a positive mode. Confidence is a perception of reality no matter what reality actually is. When money is credit, it is 100 percent confidence.

Confidence in government is at an all-time low. More and more people are awake to the fact that the system has failed. Why? Because of the mass greed based on the rot of fiat currency. Fiat currency brings not only financial collapse but also the destruction of moral order.

What’s next? Only the mass realization that the financial system and the rule of law are no longer functioning.

Will Clinton survive the debate?

With no breaks for coughing fits or fainting spells allowed, Americans may have an opportunity to see Democrat Hillary Clinton’s lack of presidential stamina live during tonight’s debate.

An official with the Commission on Presidential Debates confirmed Friday that tonight’s debate will not include breaks for the candidates.

“There are no commercial breaks,” the insider told Drudge Report. “Period.”

The Drudge exclusive also noted that cameras will be trained on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump throughout the 90-minute debate:

Debate moderator Lester Holt does not have the authority to cut away from the stage during the epic 90-minute showdown. And microphone audio for either of the candidates is not to be manipulated.

Ongoing speculation about whether Clinton’s health is failing intensified last week after video of her at a recent campaign event appeared to show her eyes moving in different directions as she spoke.