Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Colin Kaepernick's protest is tragic irony

It is telling that the last high-profile individual to disrespect our flag and our national anthem became the sitting president, whose legacy of words and actions show he always intended to divide the country.

It is also a tragic irony that Kaepernick doesn't realize his protest is an admission that the last eight years have been an abject failure, that 'Hope and Change' was never the course the president set. And Obama now has the country exactly where he wants: on the precipice, in more ways than one.

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PS- The next time Kaepernick is in the "film" room, he could invite the president to watch 'Remember the Titans' to learn something from one of its scenes about what it takes to come together.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

The National Spokesman for #BlueLivesMatter SLAMS Hillary Clinton

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From BlueLivesMatter.Blue [Police News]: Lt. Randy Sutton (Ret), the National Spokesman for Blue Lives Matter, slams Hillary Clinton...

Via Randy Sutton: Blue Lives Matter vs. Hillary Clinton

Related links:

● Thomas Sowell: The War on Cops

● The President is Responsible for the Assassination of Heroes

● "Hands up, don't shoot" never happened but networks keep using it.
● Comparable link incl. additional videos, photos, etc., on media bias

Chief Steven Jones and Officer Donald Givens

The story behind this viral image: Two police officers in Trinity, Texas are standing against the "Black Lives Matter" movement because to them, all lives matter.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Under Barack Obama, "It's a Madhouse!"

There's a scene from the original (1968) film Planet of the Apes that captures the essence of what's happening to America under Obama. It's the scene where the gorilla Jailer turns a high-pressure fire hose on the caged Taylor (Charlton Heston) who roars, "It's a Madhouse! A Madhouse!"

Obama is recklessly shrinking our military while threats are rising, and the threats are coming from enemies he enabled or emboldened!

Consider the Islamic State, and how it conveniently filled the power vacuum he created. Conflate that with the intelligence community going on record to say the administration ignored its assessments then cooked the books!

Next, think about that legacy-seeking deal Obama negotiated with Iran, which makes no secret of its desire to acquire nuclear weapons -- at the same time its ruler is leading "Death to America!" chants.

Factor in the hundreds of "refugees" a week now flooding into the U.S. along with Obama's de facto Catch-and-Release Open Borders (illegal) immigration policy, and what we have now is "a Madhouse!"

We're a terrorist attack away from "Shelter-in-Place" again, and yet Obama talks about climate change, goes golfing or does fundraisers!

As I said, it's a MADHOUSE.

Some supporting links: 

● Note: Obama made a deal with Iran despite ALL THESE THREATS


The following content relates to the special 'FOX NEWS REPORTING: RISING THREATS, SHRINKING MILITARY' -- [Excerpt] "When Barack Obama took office, he inherited a professional, world-class, battle-toughened military. Seven years later, many experts see the U.S. armed forces as a tattered and demoralized organization. Fox News Reporting - Rising Threats - Shrinking Military investigates what President Obama has done with—and to—the military."


Add'l text/video (5:45) on 'FOX NEWS REPORTING: RISING THREATS, SHRINKING MILITARY' -- [Excerpt] 'Rising Threats, Shrinking Military' examines how Obama’s policies have played out on the world stage: 
● Russia, where the administration made conciliatory gestures, after which Putin’s forces became more aggressive and took over Crimea. 
● Iraq, where Obama decided upon a precipitous withdrawal of U.S. military presence, after which the formerly pacified nation descended into chaos. 
● Syria, where Obama threatened but then failed to take action, after which the region continued to grow into one of the most dangerous spots in the world. 
● Libya, the one place where America did take action in a UN-approved military intervention, after which the nation split apart and become a breeding ground for terrorism.

Backup video (5:45) link to "the alarming state of the U.S. military"; SECDEF Gates: Obama "double-crossed" me on defense budget

Bonus video (6:09) due to "overwhelming response" FNC received for its 'FOX NEWS REPORTING: RISING THREATS, SHRINKING MILITARY' [incl.three SECDEF interviews that did not make it into full program]
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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Trumpet player Gerard Presencer and the Us3 song "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)"

Gerard Presencer

Trumpet player Gerard Presencer, featured soloist on Blue Note's biggest-selling release of the 1990s, talks about his performance on Us3's Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia):

[Quoting] I was 18 or maybe 17 at the time I did that, but I wasn't playing with DJs. I was playing mostly gigs in London on the jazz scene. Us3 knew me by reputation as a trumpet soloist. When I was 15 or 16, I started to play with the Brand New Heavies and on recordings for other acid-jazz groups. I'm on quite a lot of recordings in the early '90s, like with Jamiroquai, Corduroy, and Mother Earth. There were loads of them. I got to play lots of solos on those records, which is probably actually why Us3 got in touch. [Producers Geoff Wilkinson and Mel Simpson] asked me if I've heard of Freddie Hubbard, and at that point, I don't think I was listening to anyone else. [Laughs.] So I just played in the style of Freddie a little bit, but also I think it sounds like me -- but it's obvious I love Freddie. Other than that, they didn't give me much instruction at all, actually, and it was a very quick session. [End quote]

Source: The Oral History of Us3's Bold Jazz-Rap Breakthrough 'Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)'How a team of U.K. producers went from infringing on Blue Note's copyrights to earning the label its first platinum plaque. Plus, Herbie Hancock and Lou Donaldson talk the joys of being sampled.

Original video of Us3's Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) on Vimeo featuring Gerard Presencer: 

The trumpet player in the 'emimusic'-uploaded YouTube music video isn't Gerard Presencer. Billboard's Gina van der Vliet spoke with producer Geoff Wilkinson about the making of that video in a 1997 article 'Us3 Takes A Walk Down Oldham's Video Runway' [p. 102].

Producer Geoff Wilkinson on Us3's surprise success: "I always thought there was a huge potential audience for jazz amongst younger people, and I wanted Us3 to be a point of access for them. By sampling classic jazz tracks, mixing them with beats and raps, and having younger jazz cats playing on top I was acknowledging the past, staying rooted in the present, and looking forward to the future, all at the same time." ← Amen to that :)

Us3's Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) contains samples of 5 songs...

Gerard Presencer on Facebook

Gerard Presencer's bio

Of course, the Us3 song was inspired by the original and wonderful "Cantaloupe Island" by American jazz pianist Herbie Hancock from his epic 1964 'Empyrean Isles' album which also features musicians Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter and Tony Williams. Enjoy!

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Patrick Williams ♫ Threshold
♫ Weather Report's 'Havona' by Jaco Pastorius
Freddie Hubbard and Al Jarreau ♫ Little Sunflower
♫ Waters of March (Águas de Março) Elis Regina & Tom Jobim

Thursday, March 10, 2016

In referencing 9/11, Hillary Clinton is a LIAR

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Update: Benghazi victim's mom: Hillary needs to tell me the truth!

In referencing 9/11, ‎Hillary Clinton is a LIAR when she flatly states, "At no other time were those tragedies politicized."

Hillary Clinton has politicized 9/11 many times, perhaps the most egregious instance occurring in 2006 when, as a New York Senator, she made the shocking claim -- contradicting the 9/11 Commission Report -- that her husband and his national security team never saw the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) specifically titled "Bin Ladin [sic] Preparing to Hijack US Aircraft and Other Attacks" -- a daily brief that President William J. Clinton received on December 4, 1998, more than two years before the 9/11 terrorist attacks occurred!

Talk about Hillary being a loathsome liar...


Duplicate URLs (already hyperlinked above):

Here is the link to a copy of the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) that Hillary Clinton politicized and lied about, that her husband blew off:

Hear Hillary Clinton politicize and lie about 9/11 for yourself.
(Video will begin at the 1-hour 2-minutes 15-seconds mark.)


Much of the above originally appeared in this Facebook Note:
The #Clintons and 9/11 -- add this to the treasonous things they did.

More: When Bill Clinton had multiple opportunities to get Bin Laden, HE FAILED TO ACT 

Related: Concerning the Global War On Terror, #WMDs did exist. #WMDinIraq #WMD

h/t Noel Sheppard, Rest In Peace...

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