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Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall began her career as a journalist with the Wyoming Eagle in Cheyenne. During her 20 year banking career, she wrote extensively for The American Banker, Bank Marketing Magazine, Trust Marketing Magazine, and other major industry publications. The American Bankers Association (ABA) published Barnewall’s Profitable Private Banking: the Complete Blueprint, in 1987. She taught private banking at Colorado University for the ABA and trained private bankers in Singapore.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trump, Comey, Russia, Mueller, Lieberman, And Dirty Tricks

By Marilyn M. Barnewall
News With Views, May 24, 2017
Part 2
A brief apology to my readers:  Due to a transmission problem, this article that should have appeared as Part 2 on Sunday, was delayed.  Sorry… Marilyn

The reaction to President Donald J. Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey makes very clear how out of touch with the American people the U.S. Congress and its various investigative committees are.
Either Congress is out of touch or they have no idea how informed the people are about their President and all of the phony probes the House and Senate and FBI use to discredit or otherwise insult him.  They are, after all, part of the swamp the President intends to drain.
The purpose of the probes appears to be:  Call witnesses who say negative things about Donald Trump and are then asked questions by Senators and Congressmen that could have been written by a game show host rather than a serious investigator.
For example, on March 15th Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes (R-CA), and ranking member Adam Schiff (D-CA) wrote a letter to the CIA, NSA and the FBI asking for any available evidence that the Obama administration had gathered by using unlawful surveillance against the Trump campaign.

The NSA and the CIA responded.  The FBI did not.  I have yet to hear the obvious question asked of James Comey as FBI Director:  “Why did the FBI not respond to the letter sent by Congressmen Nunes and Schiff to the FBI on March 15th wanting to know if the Bureau has evidence proving or disproving that the Obama Administration used surveillance of Trump’s campaign?”

Why didn’t they ask that question?  The answer is not only important, it could prevent unnecessary further investigations of what appears to be a non-issue.
Chairman Nunes investigated and because he found evidence of President Trump’s innocence the Democrats forced him to step down as Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.  He was, thus, prevented from asking this important question.
Congressman Schiff, however, the ranking Democrat on the Committee, began doing numerous televisions interviews.  If I hear him say one more time how it is critical to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate Russia’s attempt to influence the American elections and the Trump campaign’s involvement with Russia in that endeavor, I think I’ll throw up.
Schiff and the Democrats evidently don’t know we’re well enough informed about what really happened to understand the hidden agenda of the Democrats.  We know why every Democrat who opens his or her mouth when a television or radio microphone is placed in front of it calls for a Special Prosecutor:  The only way the Democrats can protect Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the Democrat National Committee (DNC) is to appoint a Special Prosecutor who can keep all of the dirty little secrets hidden from us while they remain free to continue their public attacks against President Trump.
There is no doubt James Comey wears a black hat.  It’s not hard to find the facts – not my opinion or your opinion or President Trump’s opinion, but facts.
Comey is a former member of a Clinton Foundation corporate partner’s board.  During his term as FBI Director, his brother, Peter Comey, worked at the law firm that does the Clinton Foundation’s taxes.
In February 2010, FBI agent and lead investigator John Giacalone resigned because of the way the Clinton foundation investigation was being handled by FBI Director James Comey.
Giacalone said the pay-for-play investigation of the Clinton Foundation was not properly done, was white-washed and forgotten.  He said FBI agents were blocked from serving search warrants issued so key evidence could be retrieved.  They were not allowed to interrogate witnesses spontaneously.
It appears agents thought the Clinton case was being investigated in a way that would make it go on and on and on — in the end, FBI agents would look like they were abusing Hillary (who was not sworn in for her FBI questioning) and Cheryl Mills and one other woman both of whom who were allowed to sit in on her FBI interview.  They were concerned, they said, about possible medical complications (memory) involved in her fall.  When the FBI agents tried to gain access to Hillary’s medical records regarding her real or imagined head injuries from the fall, it was not allowed (many say it wasn’t allowed by the FBI Director, James Comey).
It is very interesting that Sandy Berger, Loretta Lynch, and Cheryl Mills all worked at this same law firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  Berger (who passed away in December 2015) was National Security Adviser to Bill Clinton; Loretta Lynch was Obama’s former attorney general – the one who met with Bill Clinton at the Phoenix airport in July 2016 just before the decision whether Mrs. Clinton would be prosecuted on criminal charges; and Cheryl Mills was Hillary Clinton’s long-time adviser and her Chief of Staff.  Isn’t that interesting?
This same law firm did patent work for the Denver-based company that coordinated the use of an unlawful private computer by Mrs. Clinton when she was Secretary of State – the same company that hid Hillary’s server in a closet.
Do you remember this server?  As declared by James Comey, Top Secret, Secret and Classified emails were unlawfully sent to and from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton via this unprotected server.  Many of the emails were forwarded from Secretary Clinton’s computer to former Congressman and convicted sexual predator Anthony Weiner, husband of Huma Abedin, Clinton’s long-time and very, very close adviser.
When Comey was nominated in 2013 by President Obama to become Director of the FBI, Comey told the U.S. Senate that he would remove himself from all cases involving companies where he, Comey, had worked.
Comey worked for Lockheed Martin, a company that in 2010 admitted to becoming a Clinton Global Initiative member.  Comey earned $6 million in just one year at Lockheed.  That same year, Lockheed Martin won 17 approvals for private contracts from Hillary Clinton’s State Department and the Barack Obama administration.
In addition to being a Clinton Foundation Global Initiative member, Lockheed Martin is a member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt which paid Bill Clinton $250,000 to deliver a speech in 2010.  Ya gotta pay to play!
Lockheed Martin has a long history with many, many fines for screwing our military — you remember, the military that today doesn’t have enough parts for aircraft and ships and that is having to scavenge old planes and ships for repairs?
In 2007, Lockheed had to pay the federal government $265 million caused by over-billing for its work on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter; in 2003, Lockheed paid $37.9 million because it had been charged that it inflated costs on work done for the U.S. Air Force.
There is a very long list of abuses like this by Lockheed.  The company’s affiliation with our military should be cut off and they should be allowed to abuse others for awhile.
On 5 July 2013, President Obama nominated Comey to become FBI Director.  That same year,  James Comey became a board member, a director and a Financial System Vulnerabilities Committee Member of HSBC Holdings.

For those of you who may have forgotten, HSBC is one of the world’s largest drug money launderers.  It has been fined massive amounts several times for violating money laundering regulations.  HSBC Holdings Plc made several agreements to pay fines for breaking money laundering regulations, a recent one for $1.92 billion.  This latest fine was imposed because HSBC laundering drug money is as dirty as the Rio Grande River which flows between Mexico and the U.S.
The point is, HSBC is known (not just suspected) to be a money laundering facility and opens its arms to Mexican and South American drug cartels among others.
HSBC was charged by the U,S. Justice Department (Brooklyn) of violating sanctions laws by doing business with customers in Iran, Cuba, Burma and Sudan.
The bigger point is, this is the financial institution with which James Comey chose to affiliate himself as a board member.  HSBC history has made headlines before and after the time Comey chose to join its board of directors.
Former National Security Adviser to Bill Clinton, Sandy Berger, was mentioned above.  His most publicized escapade was the theft of numerous documents from the National Archives – no one is really sure how many documents he took and destroyed.  It was, however, determined some had to do with negligence on the part of President Bill Clinton in the build-up to 9/11.  He was hiding them by stuffing them in his pants, socks, shorts, and any other available place he could find to hide what he was stealing.

In 2004, Comey was serving as deputy attorney general at the Justice Department and it is said that he limited the criminal investigation of Sandy Berger.  He certainly kept the prosecution under-publicized.

Berger should have done extensive jail time for his theft and destruction of valuable National Archives documents, but a World Net Daily article by Jerome Corsi, “On April 1, 2005, Berger pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of intentionally removing documents from the National Archives and destroying some of them.  He was fined $50,000, sentenced to 100 hours of community service and two years probation.  Also, his national security license was stripped for two years.”

So much for how critical James Comey thinks classified documents are.

Jerry Corsi is a long-term business associate of mine and a man I know to be one of the best researchers in the media world.  Jerry is, a journalist for World Net Daily, InfoWars, and is a NY Times bestselling author.  In his linked article, Corsi, points out that Comey has a long history of cases ending favorably for the Clintons.

One little-known fact is that James Comey became a prosecutor who worked on the Gambino crime family case.  He moved on to the George W. Bush Department of Justice, a few private sector jobs, and then joined the Obama administration in 2013.

James’s brother Peter Comey has worked as Senior Director of Real Estate Operations for the Americas for DLA Piper – coincidentally the firm that performed the independent audit of the Clinton Foundation in the early attempts to neutralize the damage done by the Hillary email scandal.  DLA Piper is listed #5 on Hillary Clinton’s all-time career Top Contributors list.

Interestingly, Peter re-designed the FBI building and his brother, James Comey, owns the mortgage on Peter’s $725,000 home in Virginia.
It is obvious that President Trump had numerous reasons to terminate James Comey’s ten-year contract as FBI Director.  Even Senator Schumer was yelling last summer to anyone who would listen that Comey should be fired… amazing how Schumer switches from anger to tears so easily; from indignation to humble public servant.  He, too, makes me sick.
Many people object to the way in which Comey’s termination was handled by the Trump administration. Frankly, I can think of no better time to fire an FBI Director whose possible involvement is trying to ruin a Presidency than to do it when he is out of town and five hours away from Washington. That way the locks on his office door can be changed so he can’t remove possible evidence.  Comey knew he was going to be fired… he just thought it would be done in a more politically smooth way. President Trump isn’t politically smooth – which is why the American people elected him.
Further, it is rumored that President Trump will appoint an Interim Director while he searches for the best possible person to fill that job.  Anyone who has ever played good chess can see what Donald J. Trump is doing — and all I can say is, the Democrats don’t play much chess.
Regarding the media problem caused because President Trump changes the stories being told by his media representatives…it shouldn’t happen and it is largely the President’s fault.  The communications team, however, could solve the media hatred-of-the-President problem if they would get out of panic mode.
Most of us do not like the Trump Tweets… we think it makes the President appear as if he doesn’t take his job seriously.  Because of the hateful negative media which covers the President with no possibility of a positive comment, however, it is needed – at least until an alternative way to make sure people are told the truth is found.
To stop the Tweets, the negative media situation must be changed.  How to do that?
Every city and state has small, independent newspapers which are not part of the “Never Trump” campaign.  They must, however, use information from sources that are part of “Never Trump.”
If Trump’s communications department could see its way to a creative idea, they would quickly find the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of the editors of these papers.  There are thousands of them.  They would send press releases directly from the White House to these editors.  They would invite independent editors to send questions… to ask for verification when needed, for example.  They would receive a response.
The result?  Once a strong independent newspaper base has been established nationally, the mainstream media becomes irrelevant because people will get their news either from the Internet or from their local, independent newspapers which provide facts rather than fiction.
Actually, the mainstream media is already irrelevant but they do not yet know it.
Donald Trump needs better advisers than he currently employs and he needs to come to grips with the fact that he has powerful enemies who seek to destroy him and his Presidency.  He knows this, of course, but the President’s actions indicate he does not yet take the threat as seriously as he should.
He needs to stop talking and Tweeting spontaneously because once the mainstream media problem is solved, there is no reason for him to give them so much ammunition.
It will be interesting to watch the Comey Comedy unwind.  The announcement last week that Joe Lieberman is the top contender for this job, however, is more than just a little unbelievable.  If President Trump appoints Lieberman to this job, he is truly putting the fox into the hen house.
Former Democrat Senator Joe Lieberman was the Democrat party’s nominee for Vice President in 2000 – his running mate was Global Warming crook Al Gore.  While a Senator, Lieberman was the one who proposed the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 as well as legislation that led to establishment of the Department of Homeland Security.  Lieberman cast the 60th vote required to pass Obamacare… of course, any one Senator who voted for that legislation can say the same thing (but most avoid saying they voted for it, these days).

If Donald Trump wants to put an enemy who I believe will likely work to destroy his Presidency, Joe Lieberman is a good choice as FBI Director.

Is it possible that this is a Jared Kushner recommendation?  If so, the President needs to have a talk with daughter Ivanka.

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© 2017 Marilyn M. Barnewall – All Rights Reserved

Sunday, May 21, 2017


By Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall
News With Views
May 21, 2017

Part 1

Americans dislike the concept of “piling on.”  We even have rules to prevent it in sporting events like football.

Liberal Democrats do not understand this concept.

It’s pretty easy to identify piling on in a football game.  In politics it’s more difficult – until the public has been so badly abused it reaches a tipping point and just stops believing anything anyone says.  It is part of the reason people who have supported President Trump remain loyal.  They understand the concept of piling on… your enemies do it when they’re losing and need to injure an important player on the other team to have a chance for victory… if you call that victory.

On Fox News last Wednesday, former Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH ) told the American people how close they are to losing their Republic.  He said the “deep state” within the bureaucracy is trying to “destroy Donald Trump’s presidency.”

The former Ohio Democrat Congressman is right and should be applauded for taking a stand against the strategies being used against Trump.  He loves his country. God bless him!

For those of you who do not understand just how serious the ramifications of what the Democrats and their partners in crime, the deep state and the mainstream media, are doing, do a little research about Argentina and Venezuela.  Both were thriving nations ready to take their place on the world economic stage until socialism got a toe-hole in their economies.  In only a few years, Venezuela has become a nation that cannot afford to keep electricity or toilet paper available to its citizens (who are also going hungry).

If we lose our Republic, don’t think you’ll sleep through it because you won’t.

Liberal Democrats look foolish and don’t seem to have even a slight degree of humility that enables them to see their own childish behavior.  Republicans look like they don’t know how to spell the word loyalty or best interests of the people.  They certainly do not support this Republican President.  They look like what they are:  Compromised politicians who should never be re-elected to office.

Politicians like Senator John McCain make the rest of us wonder if the voters of Arizona are suffering from mental disorders associated with old age… they re-elected the liberal Republican.  Are they familiar with the word “recall?”

My Number One Rule in the 2018 elections will be:  Did you defend Donald Trump when he was being attacked?  If the answer is “no,” I will vote against you, regardless of who your opponent is.  I hope readers will join me.

Voters want a guy named Donald Trump to drain the swamp but re-elect to office one of the biggest alligators who lives in it.  Same comment to South Carolinians who support Senator Lindsey Graham who never saw a microphone he didn’t love (whether or not he has something meaningful to say).

There is no doubt that Donald Trump has a lot of political lessons to learn. There is no doubt that President Trump doesn’t have the kind of temperament that easily succumbs to being told that he, now “the most powerful man in the world,” has a very large learning curve and that he’s not handling it well.  His unskilled political behavior just might cost him the Presidency. Should we lose him, we also lose our country… all because President Trump doesn’t know he doesn’t know some things.

If the thought of that doesn’t make you pick up your phone or write a letter to your Republican elected officials and tell them to defend our President, you are part of the problem.

I don’t know who is advising President Trump… news accounts make it sound like his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, fills that role.  Whoever it is, it is the wrong person. Hopefully, Donald Trump will realize this before the media, intelligence community, and liberal Democrats take him down.

The person advising him obviously has no insight into the difference between getting things done in the private sector versus the political arena.  Or they are afraid to say “Mr. President, you’re behaving like someone who knows what they’re doing and you do not.  To prove the accuracy of my words, I ask you to look at your results thus far.”  Or, they have a hidden agenda.

President Donald Trump’s actions — especially internationally — get an A.  President Donald Trump’s political skills, his ability to communicate effectively and understand how to get his legislative agenda passed get a D.

Do the Democrats understand that their anti-American behavior will come back to them ten-fold?

Do the Republicans understand their lack of support for their party’s President will stand as the reason for the failure of their political party?  They are so afraid of what will happen in the 2018 elections, they do nothing — which is precisely the wrong thing to do when observing the mood of voters at this point in time.

I don’t know about you, but both rat packs disgust me.

We have business strategies versus government manipulation.  We have a President who is spectacularly successful in the world of business – specifically real estate development and contracting – but who is an obvious neophyte in the world of politics.  On the one hand his followers need to be loyal to him but on the other they do not have to accept his personal behavior which, thus far, has provided more ammunition to his political enemies than Obama gave Isis when he withdrew our troops early from Iraq.  Tell him how you feel!

We have intelligence services that even a schlump like Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) admitted publicly will cut anyone’s legs off at the knees if they cross them… it has been affectionately named the “Deep State.”  You and I are paying the salaries of those who are trying to win a bloodless coup.  Do you not realize that is far worse than anything played out on the stage of the USSR in its worst days?

There is little if any doubt that certain elements of our very costly intelligence community – and it is huge, not just a few agencies like the FBI, CIA, Naval Intelligence, and on and on – will not hesitate to use information gathered on public or private citizens if it suits their needs.  It has been known since the days of J. Edgar Hoover that the FBI holds in a very secret place highly secret information about anyone who serves in government and uses that information to manipulate politicians.

The question then becomes, what are the needs of the Deep State?  What is it they want from the politicians they manipulate with hidden information about them?  What do “they” want so badly that they are willing to put the security of their entire nation at risk to get it?

Based on performance, the answers seem pretty simple.  It appears they want total control over you and over me.  They want access to easy drugs worldwide (even if it means supporting a war in Afghanistan so they have access to the poppy fields), the ability to ship drugs wherever they wish, the ability to launder the money that results from the drugs that kill so many American youths, to kill whomever gets in their way with no legal problems, and just a few other small things.  In other words, they want you to pay their salaries while they screw the nation and enslave you… and they want us to be quiet while they do it.

Just six months ago, people were crowding into Trump campaign rallies shouting “Drain the swamp!”

Are those people so naïve that they thought Donald Trump could, wearing white boots and white hat, walk into a huge mud pit filled with snakes, crocodiles and psychopaths and not get dirty?  Are they so naïve as to believe that those who hold corrupted power and so abused it that people elected Donald Trump will give that power away without fighting with every weapon they possess?  It will cost them trillions of dollars to let the new President keep his promise – to let him drain the swamp.  They will use any weapon — any weapon — to succeed.

Are people so naïve that they do not realize how deeply embedded in very ugly personal behavior and crimes those who live in the swamp are?  Do people not realize that we have been supporting the very intelligence agencies that seek information to compromise those in positions of power so they can manipulate their behavior and gain outcomes they want – outcomes that are abusive to the people?

So we now have Robert Mueller as Special Counsel in charge of the FBI’s investigation into the “Russia matter.”

In truth, Robert Mueller should disqualify himself from serving as Special Counsel in this investigation.  He has a huge conflict of interest.

Robert Mueller worked as Comey’s mentor and Comey views Mueller as his protégé.  The two were very close… both threatened to resign because of the warrantless wiretapping that involved then-Attorney General John Ashcroft in 2004.

As Gregg Jarrett of Fox News pointed out in an article last week, “The law governing the special counsel (28 CFR 600.7) specifically prohibits him from serving if he has a conflict of interest in the case.  The rule has been interpreted to mean that even the appearance of a conflict is sufficient for disqualification.”

Most conservatives became suspicious of the wisdom of this appointment when Democrats all rallied around Mueller, raving about what a great decision this was.  Combine this with the consideration of former Democrat later Independent Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut to be FBI Director and it makes one wonder if President Trump is trying to find a way to get himself impeached.

Will any investigation include Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s turning over to Russia access to about 30 percent of America’s plutonium?  For those who don’t know, plutonium is the metal required to make nuclear weapons.

Will Mueller’s investigation include Hillary’s unlawful email problems… especially the Top Secret, Secret and Classified emails identified by James Comey as having been sent from Huma Abedin’s computer to her husband, sexual predator Anthony Weiner, who pled “guilty” to obscenity charges in court last week?  We’ll see.  President Bill Clinton appointed Mueller to become a U.S. Attorney in the Northern California District (San Francisco) in 1998.

I remember Robert Mueller.  As I listened to Fox News reporters extol Mueller’s virtues today, I couldn’t help but remember that he was originally appointed FBI Director by President George W. Bush and that 9-11 happened just 8 days after his appointment on 9/4/2001.  He was in charge of the FBI on 9-11.  He was also in charge of the FBI a day later when a plane full of Saudi citizens related to Osama bin Laden were flown safely from America back to Saudi shores.

He just sounds perfect for this job, doesn’t he?   No wonder the Democrats love him!

As we listen to testimony from intelligence operatives, we need to keep in mind what two things make them successful: 1)  The ability to lie very well; and, 2) perform whatever actions are required with no pangs of conscience.

We need to remember the tactics being used against President Trump come from a swamp filled with powerful politicians who learned well from the Clintons.  When you want to get rid of someone who has you in a corner, tell the world a big lie… one that will resonate, and one with which you are familiar (because you did what you’re telling the world they did).

Most of us who worked to get Donald Trump elected feel strongly about what is happening to the man the swamp is trying to drain.  We wish he had less need to talk about himself but love his willingness to do the work – the very dirty work for which he takes a lot of flak – that needs to be done.

All we can do is maintain our loyalty, disbelieve anything that is said about President Trump, and pray that God truly has mercy on those who may be misguided at times but whose desire to do good for their nation outweighs their occasional recklessness.

We can also pray that Robert Mueller recognizes his conflict of interest and the negative reaction that will result on any investigation he does.

We can also pray that President Trump does ten-minutes of research on Joe Lieberman before appointing him as FBI Director and that he stops listening to the advice of the person who suggested he make such a ridiculous appointment.

We all understand the need to keep our enemies closer than our friends, but this appointment doesn’t just keep an enemy closer, it gives him a knife.

© 2017 Marilyn Barnewall – All Rights Reserved

Wednesday, May 03, 2017


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Sunday, November 27, 2016



By Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall
November 27, 2016

Hillary would have damaged the real feminist cause for generations!

So the USA did not get its first female President of the United States.

This "loss" so bothered the cast of the New York play HAMILTON that they felt obliged to use the stage to lecture Vice President-Elect Mike Pence who attended on November 18th about how a Trump presidency might not provide what liberals believe to be critical to their security needs... like, they might have to get real jobs and give up their free cell phones for which the rest of us must pay. Rather than the physical assassination President Lincoln received in a theater, Vice President-Elect Pence received a character assassination. Liberals are so violent -- and the New York theater is so highly over-rated!

The cast gave no thought to Trump voters who were in the audience and who paid from $500 to $1,400 per ticket and had to hear the unqualified, uneducated analysis of actor Brandon Victor Dixon who used/abused the theater stage to tell Vice President-Elect Pence his concerns regarding the Trump administration. Conservatives in attendance did not pay an abominable price to hear an ill-informed actor speak about political issues and I wish one of the Trump supporters who witnessed this anathema would sue Dixon and the entire cast and the theater.

How do I know Dixon is uninformed? Two reasons; Alexander Hamilton once suggested to then President George Washington (and made a public announcement) that if anyone said anything negative about President Washington, he should be deported. Lucky for Dixon, President Washington ignored his suggestion or Dixon would be on his way back to Africa or wherever else his ancestors originate.

Second, Alexander Hamilton represented the big banker interests of Europe and was responsible for getting the first central bank (Federal Reserve by another name) implemented. It was a 20-year contract and then, like now, so corrupted the financial and banking system the contract was not renewed. So this is who the Dixons of the world support?

The behavior of the Hamilton cast brought back a memory of when I was consulting for a bank client in Cincinnati, Ohio (1991) and got a call from Brazil asking me if I would fly to New York City to meet with the President of the World Bank. "No," I said, "I won't go to New York. I hate it there. But I will be glad to fly to Philadelphia or Baltimore to meet with him." I had consulted for numerous New York banks and had spent quite a bit of time there and I just didn't like it.

My offer was rejected and I've often wondered how my refusal to go to New York City impacted my future. What did he have in mind for me? I'll never know... but the cast of Hamilton reminded me of why I hate New York and won't go there.

As a woman who spent a good part of my younger life training men for jobs they got because I, as a woman, could not get promoted beyond a certain point, equal rights for women is very important to me. I was actively involved in getting the Equal Credit Opportunity Act of 1974 passed. As the first female vice president managing a large loan and deposit area at Denver’s largest bank, I was asked by the Colorado legislature to testify as to the readiness of the banking community to provide equality in the granting of credit to women.

Equality for women and all minorities is important to me. My granddaughters are half black. I worked hard to gain access to equality as a woman and I sat on many minority boards to help non-whites achieve it, too.

As a woman of the new millennium, I realize things have changed. For example, most young women are no longer virgins when they marry and I find that sad, not “enlightened.” Most young women of the 1950s were virgins and it was a wonderful way to start a marriage... a meaningful gift to give when beginning a lifelong relationship based on trust. There were no pregnant girls in my high school classes... in fact people were a bit uncomfortable when the word “pregnant” was used in mixed company. I do not recall one single time in high school that a teenage girl disappeared from class for months to “visit a dear aunt” in another state so she could have a secret baby. have changed. I laugh (scornfully) at educators who insist they must teach students to put a condom on a cucumber in sex education classes because so “many” young people are sexually active and need to know how to make their encounters safe.

It’s a good example of how unionized teachers – how liberal progressives in general – expand their ever-intrusive power base through lies and false statistical data. Whether it is carbon footprints or melting icebergs or climate change or the benefits of genetically modified food, liberals have no problem throwing phony data at the general public to get what they want.

It is also a slap in the face to the history of high school students who had discipline about the natural desire to be sexually active but were not for hundreds of years before these enlightened teachers sold parents on the fact that everyone was doing “it.” It’s true that sex represents normal behavior. That was the tidbit of truth to educator statements. All good liars include a bit of truth because it makes their stories believable. When is it appropriate to have sex was the question and the erroneous answer our educators gave us resulted in a huge increase in sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies ending in abortion and both have long-term negative consequences on the lives of our children. You can thank the NEA for that!

Many forms of enhanced technology have made life easier... not necessarily better. For example, families used to sit around the dinner table together. We had meaningful communication within the family unit, not Tweets or emails or Facebook messages which, in my opinion, provide surface level rather than personal contact. Had I, my brother or sister reached to answer a phone or tweet a message while seated at the dinner table, we would have been excused from the rest of the meal. Family came first.

Today’s fractured family structure causes much of our social ills. It seems obvious that to make it believable that it takes a village, not parents, to raise children, the family first had to be destroyed.

Those are the views with which I was raised. The point is, Hillary Clinton is only ten years younger than me. She was raised during the same era and was exposed to the same social and moral values – and obviously rejected them. Her PROVEN behavior shows she is, at best, amoral... she has no moral values. Many conservatives consider her an evil woman while others see her as a congenital liar with a psychopathic need for attention, power and money. Her performance level at most things she’s done in her life isn’t very high, including her time as First Lady and as Secretary of State. There is no record of high performance and there is record of her many failures. If you need a copy of her misdeeds, write. I'll send it.

America didn’t lose anything by not getting Hillary Clinton as the first female U.S. President. It was a gift of fate because had a congenital liar who has failed at so many jobs become our first female President it would have probably been impossible to elect another woman to office for many years. She would have been a disastrous President... dishonest and willing to sell out anyone – she was willing to arrange a uranium sales deal for Russia in return for a contribution to the Clinton Foundation. She was playing pay for play with our lives! What else might she have sold to enrich herself?

I believe Hillary Clinton would have used the Presidency to increase her own power base and bank accounts. Her history proves that's what she does. Had she been elected, two or three generations of future voters would have associated female presidents with self-serving liars that have no respect for the Rule of Law... because that is who Hillary Clinton is.

As a female who would love to see a qualified, strong woman as President of this country, I am hugely relieved that Mrs. Clinton did not get elected because of the example she would have set. Anyone really interested in having a female who will be remembered positively as U.S. President – which opens the door for more female Presidents – needs to make sure that person is a pillar of positives, not negatives.

The purpose of the above words is not to re-hash yet again the failings of this female... God knows I am sick of hearing of and writing about it. If you need a reminder of a record that proves she has no character, go to my article about Hillary which has numerous links to reports about her history.

The people protesting Hillary Clintons’ loss by taking to the streets are making fools of themselves. If her record proved her worthy of the office, I wouldn’t feel that way. Had Donald Trump beaten a good, honest and informed politician who is female, I would understand their sorrow. My own sorrow would have been great and I probably would have voted for a quality female candidate.

Because I know her history, I pity protesters for their lack of judgment and obvious need to have a government run by someone who wrote a book telling parents they weren’t needed because, like all good socialists believe, it takes a village to raise children. other thing we are seeing played out by protesters and rioters (not exactly my pick as advisors or leaders) is their arrogance in demanding an end the Electoral College. Why are they making these demands?

People who live in big cities don’t think those of us who live in fly-over country should have a voice in national elections. It’s that simple.

They argue that Hillary Clinton won the election because she got more votes than Donald Trump. So what? In 1864, John Quincy Adams only got 30.92% of the popular vote. He however got a majority of votes from the Electoral College. We’ve had several Presidents who lost the popular vote but received the required Electoral College votes to become President.

Of course Hillary Clinton got more votes than Donald Trump. All of the “give me something for nothing” voters live in major cities like New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, etc. Big cities have lots of voters. All are dependent on the federal government for their existence because most are governed by Democrat progressives and socialists who over-spend and need Big Brother government to fund their lifestyles. 

According to them, those of us who have carved out a higher quality of life than they can even imagine need to listen to them. As I said in last week’s article, they are terrified to face a world where individualists rather than groupies dominate public policy.

Lassie could run for the Presidency as a Democrat and the same people who voted for Hillary Clinton would vote for Lassie because she would put her paw print on documents supporting these people and their something for nothing, amoral lifestyles. That is not said as a slam at Mrs. Clinton. It’s a slam at the voters who haven’t got a clue what Democrat President John F. Kennedy said in his inaugural speech: “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” That’s a foreign language to liberal progressives.

Keep in mind the announcements of the Communist Party over the years that they would no longer run Communist Party USA candidates for President because those of a communist persuasion could feel comfortable voting for progressive Democrat candidates.

You might want to look up the history of the Electoral College. The psyops experts have already done a number on a lot of Americans, convincing them that the Electoral College is anti-democracy. To a degree it is... but we are not a democracy, we are a Republic. We utilize the democratic concept of one citizen, one vote – but that does not make us a democracy. In fact, when you hear a politician refer to the United States as a democracy, run the other way.

The Electoral College prevents the largest cities of this country from, because of the number of voters living in them, telling the rest of the country how America will be governed. Those of us who prefer to live outside of major population centers have a voice because of the Electoral College – and that’s what these idiots want to eliminate. Take a look at a map that shows counties where Democrat votes flipped from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump.

Here is another map from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)) – hardly a bastion of conservatism. If you scroll down this page, you will see numerous maps with very brief explanations of each... how many Democrats voted for Hillary versus Obama in 2012 versus how many voted for Donald Trump in 2016. Both maps are interactive (place your cursor over the map and it provides information by county or city or state).

When you look at these maps, the arrogance of protesters who think numbers are more important than the rule of law should shock you. Look at all of those red counties throughout the nation who voted for Donald Trump. They prove he is, indeed, the President of this entire country!

I am laughing today at the arrogance of the actors in the Broadway play "Hamilton." I laugh because they do not understand the difference between their First Amendment rights to declare their personal opinions publicly and their non-rights to force on Donald Trump supporters in the audience to not have the cast's political opinions forced upon them. I laugh even harder because Fox News doesn't seem to have figured out the difference yet.

The real concern arising from the demonstrations based on ignorance of facts, reverse racism, anger, and fear is the weaknesses of character of the Millennial generation. When I think of the strength of the generation of young men who were jerked out of colleges and jobs to suddenly be trained to fight in WWII and compare it to college students who cannot deal with a political defeat without pampered counseling and the need to be excused from very costly classes, the lack of character is frightening!

If this is the generation that will inherit the responsibility for governing America in ten or twenty years... well, it’s the only thing that makes me glad I’m almost 80.

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