Monday, October 31, 2016

Take Heed: A Very Strong And Sober Warning!

Statement from Brandon Judd, President of the National Border Patrol Council, the official union representing 16,500 U.S. border patrol agents:

“In 2014 the United States Border Patrol experienced a crisis at the border. Just ahead of the presidential election, that crisis is reaching epic proportions - an emergency even worse than 2014, and rising. Yet the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, refuses to even acknowledge the disaster - in fact, she is pushing for, in her words, "open borders." On top of that, there is a media blackout on the border emergency unfolding days before the election.

“Mrs. Clinton's extreme plan will expand upon the policies that is the cause of the current crisis, including the President's unconstitutional executive amnesty orders - triggering a Constitutional Crisis. Her plan will erode the physical and economic security of this great nation and all of its residents. Her plan means an open door to criminal cartels, drug dealers, and even terrorists. Her plan includes amnesty in 100 days in the middle of a border emergency, Social Security and Medicare for unlawful entrants, and the expansion of catch-and-release policies that are overwhelming border towns, straining U.S. communities, and threatening innocent lives. Her failure to address the border crisis, and her push to open the border altogether, disenfranchises millions of Americans who demand our borders be secure.

“Border Patrol Agents are capable and willing to secure the border of the United States, but we must have a leader willing to remove that shackles that bind our law enforcement officers and keep them from fulfilling their important mission, Donald Trump is that leader.”

EXCLUSIVE: Agents Accuse Feds of Covering Up Record Border Detainee Numbers for 2016 Election  “A record number of illegal aliens have crossed the U.S.- Mexico border and are in U.S. Border Patrol custody in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley Sector (RGV), according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). Border Patrol Agent and NBPC President Brandon Judd spoke exclusively with Breitbart Texas and condemned the leadership of the Border Patrol’s parent agency, Customs and Border Protection (CBP), for allegedly “keeping this information secret” ahead of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.” (Breitbart, 10/30/16)
EXCLUSIVE — Immigration Officer: Border Deluge of Illegal Aliens ‘Is The Worst We’ve Ever Seen’ The flood of illegal aliens pouring across the southern border has become a “crisis situation” and is even worse than the record 2014 border surge, says an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer from El Paso, Texas with more than ten years of service to the agency.” (Breitbart, 10/30/16)

The Most Incredible 'Before' And 'After' Ever!

Yes, A Staggeringly Shameful, Disgraceful Record!

Can you imagine this?
Can you?
Somebody's been posting a rant on Facebook that maintains that the ONLY thing anyone could possible hold against Hillary is the email scandal, and even that isn't damaging enough to harm her sterling reputation and candidacy.
Well, here's our answer:
It's NOT just the Clinton emails, as much as some might like to think it is.
Though, to be sure, Hillary Clinton IS under federal criminal investigation while Trump is not and never has been. And the tentacles of the emails themselves comprise a veritable house of cards -- an intricate web of mendacity. 
But we're talking about decades of Clinton scandals and deception plus all the new revelations from scores of leaks -- none of them very good or very encouraging. It's a long, shameful road: the White House travel office scandal: Hillary's health care fiasco; Hillary's covering Bill's dirty deeds and defaming the women he was involved with; the missing Rose Law firm files; the cattle futures windfall scandal; selling the Lincoln bedroom to the highest bidder; looting the White House and attempting to steal $190,000 in gifts and furnishings; the fabrication of "a vast right-wing conspiracy;" the enemies list, complete with secret "gotcha" files; the alleged affair with Vince Foster and his subsequent [presumed] suicide; the sale of high-tech secrets to China; the bloody, murderous, humiliating Benghazi debacle and the concocted video coverup story; the lies to the Benghazi victims' parents; the lies about "landing under snipe fire in Bosnia:" and always wanting to be an astronaut and being named after Sir Edmund Hillary; the documented lies about the emails; the Clinton Foundation scandal (now the subject of ANOTHER FBI probe); the presidential pardon payoffs to Hillary's brothers; Hillary's radical pal Saul Alinsky (to whom she wrote a veritable love letter); Hillary's laughing and boasting about defending a vicious child rapist and getting him off; the misplacement of six BILLION dollars in State Department money under Hillary; Hillary receiving funds from an arm of the Iranian government and hiring a convicted Iranian-American multimillionaire with ties to Tehran as her national campaign finance director in 2008; calling her opponent's supporters "deplorable" and "irredeemable"; dismissing millennials as "basement dwellers" and defaming observant Catholics as backward; cheating on the primary debates with questions fed to her in advance by Donna Brazille and rigging the primaries through the DNC to insure Bernie's defeat. Whew!
And we've just scratched the surface. 
THIRTY+ years of lies, deception, evasion and scandal. 
Shame on her!

When ONLY A Photo Will Tell The Story . . .

On the Clinton campaign plane Friday.
Hillary Clinton glares at Huma Abedin who cries as she hears the news that the FBI is re-opening the email investigation because of new findings related to her estranged husband's sexting.
Destined to be a moment in history?

Some Ominous Signs This Scary Halloween?

Can you believe this?
Sixty percent of voters now view Hillary Clinton unfavorably, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released just this morning. This is the highest level of unpopularity yet for Hillary.
And, get this: after FBI Director James Comey announced the re-opening of the Clinton email investigation, her support dropped ominously among her own supporters. Now, 47% of the Democratic nominee’s supporters say they are very enthusiastic about her, compared with 51% prior to the announcement. She can't even get most of her own supporters to show much enthusiasm for her. Mind you, that's supposed to be her base!
So, here's the way things seem to look now for Hillary Clinton:

For A Special Day: A Light-Hearted 'Scare' For All!

From beautiful Peddler's Village in Lahaska (Bucks County) PA, a delightful collection of scarecrows to welcome Halloween and this friendly season for you. Enjoy!
All photos copyright 2016 by Dan Cirucci.

Some Very Impressive Names, Front And Center!

Donald J. Trump has now announced the Reagan Alumni Advisory Council for Trump-Pence representing (over 200) esteemed former Reagan advisors that support Donald J. Trump for President. Co-Chairs include the Honorable Edwin Meese III, Ambassador Faith Ryan Whittlesey and the Honorable Francis A. (Frank) Keating.

The Honorable Edwin Meese III served as President Reagan's Attorney General and also as White House Counselor to the President. He said, "Many of us remember 1980, a time when, as today, America suffered from high unemployment and even higher interest rates, a military that needed to be strengthened and rebuilt, and diminished stature in the world of nations. Ronald Reagan turned that around with resolute policies, such as the most significant tax cut in American history, which stimulated the national economy and created 20 million jobs, and a visionary foreign policy of "peace through strength,"whereby he rebuilt our military and won the Cold War without firing a shot. We need a Trump-Pence Administration to change the direction of our country. We all know that Hillary Clinton will continue Obama's failed policies, growing the size, scope and cost of the federal government, and endangering our national security."

Ambassador Faith Whittlesey, who served in the Reagan White House as Assistant to the President for Public Liaison and twice as his Ambassador to Switzerland remarked, "Donald Trump believes, as Ronald Reagan did, that smaller, more limited, government that focuses on its core obligations better serves the public by creating conditions in which individuals can freely make choices and pursue opportunities that result in greater prosperity for all.Donald Trump has provided a list of prospective candidates to the Supreme Court all of whom respect the sanctity of human life, religious freedom, and the intent of the Founders. His America First foreign policy will bring about a much-needed reassessment of commitments abroad in view of our nearly $20 trillion in debt and a pressing need to rebuild our homeland infrastructure."

Former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating, who served as Reagan's Assistant Secretary for Enforcement in the Treasury Department, U.S. Attorney, and later as Associate Attorney General, added, "Donald Trump embraces the Reagan philosophy of lower taxes, limited government, the repeal of the administrative state, and the right and responsibility of every citizen to determine his own future. That is the antithesis of a Hillary Clinton presidency."

Meese, Whittlesey and Keating added, "We are disappointed that the media only wishes to cover personalities in this presidential campaign.Instead, we all need to focus on the policies that will be guiding our country going forward. Donald Trump and Mike Pence support policies that are needed to restore America's greatness, while Clinton-Kaine's policies will accelerate America's decline."

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Inside A Bizarre World - You'll Be Amazed!

Halloween Special: Free Doughnuts, HURRY!

No Rules: It Really IS Crazy, Yes?

We Don't Want You To Get The Wrong Impression!

Just in case you think we don't really like Halloween, we're here to remind you (pictorially) that nothing could be further from the truth.
And we love an old-fashioned Halloween like the one that's featured in beautiful Linvilla Orchards in nearby Media, PA.
Here are some photos from our recent visit to Linvilla's spectacular Pumpkinland.

All photos copyright 2016 by Dan Cirucci

Mammoth Development In This Important State!

Voter enthusiasm is way up in Republican-leaning rural counties throughout the state of Pensylvania compared to 2012:

·      In Somerset County, there have been 285% more ballots cast to date, with Republicans leading 63% to 31%.

·      In Cameron County, there have been 17% more ballots cast to date, with Republicans leading 59% to 33%.

·      In Sullivan County, there have been 6% more ballots cast to date, with Republicans leading 56% to 36%.

·      In Fulton County, there have been 4% more ballots cast to date, with Republicans leading 68% to 24%.

Is 'Something Big Going To Happen?' Is It?

Start watching this video at about 3:39 and listen to what this former high-ranking official has to say. Pay attention, America!

James Kallstrom: I think there’s something happening. People are asking me what is this about. I think something big is going to happen. I don’t know what it is. It’s just my gut feeling. I think so.

Judge Jeanine: So he wouldn’t have come out unless he knew it was coming out?

James Kallstrom: Well, I think he couldn’t hold onto it any longer. OK. Because who knows? Maybe the locals would have stepped in on this.

Judge Jeanine: …I think he had to do it.

Well, Just How Scary Is It, Really?

Yes, it's REALLY scary!
Pretty soon those pop-up Halloween costume stores will close and we couldn't be happier.
We'll also be glad that we won't have to witness the sight of idiotic grownups dressed for Halloween in ridiculous costumes. Grownups have helped to ruin Halloween.
Did you dress in costume as a child and trick or treat? Fine! That's enough. Okay?
Halloween was never, ever meant to be a schlock fest.
There is so much Halloween 'junk' for sale in the stores and so much Halloween stuff adorning homes that's the trend is truly scary. When Halloween begins to rival Christmas as a holiday you know we've got a problem. And it is rivaling Christmas.

As we wrote not very long ago in the Philadelphia Daily News:

Halloween is now so big that Americans spend almost as much on this faux-holiday as they do on Christmas. And Halloween is now the third largest party occasion, after New Year's and The Super Bowl. More candy is sold on Halloween than on Valentine's Day and people will actually send each other 28 million Halloween cards.
I don’t know about you but I’m not longing to receive a Halloween card from anyone. And it’s been decades since I’ve been out trick or treating.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m all for children enjoying the day dressed as ghosts, goblins and super-heroes and I’m happy to greet them. . . .For children Halloween is a way of gently dealing with fright and fear while having some old-fashioned fun.
But grownups seem to have forgotten this and they’ve now set about stealing Halloween from the kids. Today, huge numbers of adults celebrate Halloween and at least half of them spend more than $100 each doing so. To me there’s nothing more awkward than a grownup trying to trick, astound, frighten or repulse somebody by wearing a Halloween costume. Most costumed adults look just plain dumb. Let’s face it, many of these people don’t need costumes to begin with and some of them are downright frightening no matter what time of the year it is.
But people will find countless ways to make fools of themselves and so the costume stores now start appearing in early August. When I see some costumed lackey trying to wave me into one of those huge, tacky Halloween stores I run in the opposite direction.
Still, I’m starting to feel like I’m the only one not costumed for Halloween. Even dogs have gotten into the act. Where did this dreadful trend start? Who was it that first thought: “Hey, let’s strip our beagle of whatever bit of doggy dignity it may have had by forcing it to wear a tiara and a tutu.” Dogs in costume look totally bewildered, and rightfully so. Dressing them up and parading them around on Halloween is just this side of cruel.
In fact, the whole Halloween situation is out of proportion. Haunted houses are a good example. Isn’t the world frightening enough without paying to visit a haunted house or participating in some other type of contrived horror? Why would you spend your money this way?
And why would you decorate your house in orange lights? When you think of it, orange is a pretty garish color to begin with. It should be used sparingly, if at all. Its time on the scene should be mercifully limited. But now we’re awash in a virtual sea of orange from mid September onward. Ugh!
To me, natural, seasonal adornments are fine. But now driving through suburbia I’m assaulted by Halloween lawn decorations included animated witches, skeletons and ghouls. And the strangest custom of all involves people who put tombstones on their front lawn. Think about it: Why would you turn your front lawn into a cemetery? Why would you welcome death itself to your door?
I pose this question because when you think about it Halloween is all about death. Its ancient origins are said to lie in Celtic traditions observing the night when the Celts believed the dead returned to earth. With the coming of Christianity, this festival was turned into Halloween – the eve of All Saints and All Souls days. But the observance is still rooted in death.
When an observance that celebrates death begins to rival Christmas as one of our biggest holidays we’ve got a problem. My solution: put a few pumpkins out, sip some cider, enjoy the fall foliage and let the dead rest in peace.

What's REALLY The Issue Here? Think About It . . .

Some of our liberal friends excuse Bill Clinton's notorious past (the ONLY elected president ever impeached and also disbarred) and his scandalous sexual escapades by saying "Well, he's not running; she is." But, that's not the point, and they know it.
The fact is that Hillary covered for Bill.
Hillary enabled a sexual predator. Hillary sought to defame, indeed destroy, the women Bill preyed upon.
But that's not the half of it.
Hillary set up the secret, private server. Hillary ignored the rules of the State Department. Through her "extremely careless" (according to the FBI) actions, Hillary jeopardized our national security.
Hillary lied about the emails; she lied about the classified contents of the emails; she lied about being under sniper fire in Bosnia; she lied to the parents of the Benghazi victims; she lied about being "dead broke"; she lied about having "immigrant grandparents"; she lied about her cattle futures windfall; she even lied about being named after Sir Edmund Hillary.
She did all these things and more -- all well-documented.
Now, SHE'S under federal criminal investigation.
And, yes, she IS running for president.
Don't be fooled.
Hillary IS the issue, folks -- and our liberal friends know it all too well!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

A Gracious Treat Along The River - Truly Splendid!

We recently spent a lovely, leisurely, crisp autumn day in gracious Lambertville, the wonderfully hospitable and historic town which lies along the banks of the Delaware River not far from New Jersey's state capital. Trenton.
We strolled this cozy, eminently walkable town with its distinctive architecture, cozy streetscape, unique shops and inviting restaurants. We decided to lunch between the old canal and the river at Lambertville Station where we enjoyed a chicken taco salad, turkey with a cranapple sauce and a vegetable wrap with homemade potato chips You can see the photos above. 
The entire day was superb. Put Lambertville at the top of your list!

All photos copyright 2016 by Dan Cirucci.

France, US, Germany, Ukraine Lead Blog Visits

Pageviews by Countries - Week of 10/23

Graph of most popular countries among blog viewers
United States
South Korea
We have wondered, along with others, why France garners so many tabulated pageviews on this blog, even regularly exceeding the US.
We're not entirely sure. These figures are tabulated by Google which oversees Blogspot. It could be that these views are processed through a server or provider that is centered in France and that's why they're showing up that way. We're not really conversant with the technology. A French satellite, maybe? Who knows?
Or it could be that, for some reason, this blog is just very popular in France. That would be fine with us.
Or maybe it's a combination of the two just mentioned, or something entirely different.
If one of our readers thinks he or she knows the reason, please enlighten us.

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What We Need To Ask Ourselves NOW

Do we really want to consciously elect a president who's under federal criminal investigation; whose whole first year or two or maybe more will be taken up by this; who may very well face impeachment proceedings; who may even have to be removed from office? 
Because these are VERY serious matters that are in question here. 
I lived through Watergate and I remember the anguish that it involved for our nation. 
It was wrenching -- so much so that when it ended with Nixon's resignation, President Ford said "Our long national nightmare is over." 
And I lived through another president who committed perjury and also faced impeachment and who once again also faced obstruction of justice charges and who came thisclose to removal from office on a 50-50 Senate vote. Again, it was wrenching. 
I didn't vote for either one of those disgraced presidents. 
But it was nonetheless disheartening for me and for all Americans as we had to slog through constitutional crises. 
Do we REALLY want to go through something like this again? 
Better question: Why would we EVER want to go down this road again? 
Which simply means that Hillary must either step down as a candidate or be soundly rejected on election day.
Since the former is not likely to happen we must turn to the later option.

We Don't Call Him A 'Founder' For Nothin, Ya Know?

What You Need To Know Right Now!

Some important things you need to know right now:
1) The renewed FBI investigation reportedly involves THOUSANDS of e-mails, maybe even tens of thousands.
2) These e-mails were apparently between Huma and Hillary.
3) It's been reported that they were found on a computer shared by Huma and Anthony Weiner. Some speculate that Huma stored or backed up her Hillary e-mails on a computer also used by Weiner.
4) The FBI had access to both Weiner's and Abiden's devices. There were at least several devices involved.
5) You can't get much closer to Hillary Clinton than Huma Abiden.
6) In making his announcement today, FBI Director Comey also informed the chairs of congressional intelligence committees, indicating that these e-mails likely involve national security matters. And, he fully informed both Democrat and Republican congressional leaders.
This is VERY serious stuff. VERY serious!

PLUS, a Facebook friend has offered this "crazy" theory: "The FBI found an email giving the order to delete the emails. From Huma...but directed by HRC." Is it really so crazy? Could this be it?