President Donald J. Trump Honors Veterans Day


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on November 11, 2021 | Sundance | 60 Comments

President Donald Trump has a message to all the men and women who have served our nation in the armed forces {Direct Rumble Link}

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Republican Glenn Youngkin WINS in Virginia – Overnight Election Result Discussion Thread – Republican Also Winning in NJ at Midnight


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on November 3, 2021 | Sundance | 250 Comments

DC is shook….

As 1:00am arrives, the Republican candidate for Governor Glenn Youngkin has won a massive victory for the people of Virginia.

Additionally, Republican candidate Winsome Sears has won as Lieutenant Governor becoming the first black woman to win a state-wide race; and Republican Jason Miyares appears to have won his race for Attorney General.  The Virginia House of Delegates is still a toss-up, with a very good possibility to flip to Republican control.

How it started……  How it ended:

Trump Launching Social Media Platform


Armstrong Economics Blog/BigTech Re-Posted Oct 22, 2021 by Martin Armstrong

Former President Donald Trump is launching a new social media platform in Q1 of 2022. According to his son Donald Jr., the Trump Media and Technology Group and Truth Social will aim to “counter censorship” and “give a voice to all.” This should be interesting.

Even liberals can see that conservative voices have been muted by Big Tech. Twitter even had the power to completely ban a then sitting US president from its platform. Twitter and other social media sites continually remove all content that does not follow the larger agenda. The internet has become our largest source for obtaining information, but the public at large is only informed on the popular view. Our knowledge and voices should not be suppressed.

The First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Ever Faithful, President Trump Makes a Surprise Visit to New York Police and Firefighters


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 11, 2021 | Sundance | 155 Comments

On the 20th anniversary of 9-11 President Donald J Trump drops by his hometown of New York City to surprise and thank the New York police officers and New York firefighters.

Throngs of people rushed to get pictures with President Trump and he delivered remarks to those present.  Two videos below:

It is remarkable, and yet inspiring and appropriate, to witness the joy provided by President Trump on such a somber occasion.  There is a genuine attribute of patriotic affection demonstrably evident whenever Donald J Trump enters the venue.   Soothing water to quench parched American souls.

The Better Option


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 11, 2021 | Sundance | 84 Comments

He stared toward a cloudless sky, a tear was present in his eye.
What did he see I wondered loud – this man of strength did not look proud.

Transfixed we watched through a camera’s lens; strangers before, now oddly friends.
What are his eyes held witness to? What’s stirring such tears of painful hue?

Electronically we were connected, our lives attached, a stopped nation affected.
What horror was there, upon his gaze? – What caused such pain amid the haze?

Some sounds not known were heard aloud – and people screamed amid the crowd.
We struggled to sense what view they saw, the fireman’s face was present more.

His sorrowed eyes bleeding despair – my God, what was he seeing there?
I could not move, we stood transfixed, my view of hell would soon be nixed.

He bore my witness through those flames, this hell on earth from terror planes.
Our Eagle screamed….. the metal cracked, two once proud towers stood attacked.

The human toll still yet unknown, our feeling safe was overthrown.
Finally as I stared I recognized….. what was causing those tears in that fireman’s eyes.

Oh – My – God, humanity was being lost – and helplessly we saw the cost;
The sound of people,… people,… jumping down, from towers strong in our New York town.

Locked in horror, frozen, all there stood – bewildered eyes saw nothing good.
We viewed a scene of great despair…amid evil, smoke, and hate filled air.

Connected witness we became, to terror’s rage and human pain.
Trapped atop a blinding heat, were once moms and dads upon the street.

A “better option“?… caused by hate – to leap the flames and own your fate.
More horrid thoughts we’d never known, not from before the glass had blown.

Theirs was not an option for the stair, their only choice hands locked in prayer.
I cannot grasp the thoughts that crossed – the minds of those loved, soon to be lost.

As victims now…. their life soon ceased, a hurling body – soul released;
and for those who bore witness, my God the pain; those memories seered will long remain.

Connected all we stood aghast, all witness to the terror blast.
Their bodies torn, their spirit lost; memories now……. a priceless cost.

But what we have now to decide; reflecting on this place they died.
The Blood-soaked ground, the empty skies, our throat in knots, our tear filled eyes.

A memory now so deeply burned, their sacrifice for us was learned.
The hurt, the pain, the bitter sorrow, must guide us now toward tomorrow.

For those we loved and families lost, no gold of man can count the cost.
Through the eagles’ tears our nations price, we must honor those of sacrifice.

How do we honor such courage bold, and warm our souls despite the cold.
A daunting charge ‘mid our mortal stage – to reflect that courage amid our rage.

Two decades past and now we find – our hearts, our souls, our tears, our mind.
Still harken back and feel those tears; the wound -the scar- through many years.

Memories honored must remain, our task in life to cherish that pain…
For souls we lost and sorrow bound – we must always respect such hallowed ground.

~Sundance

President Donald Trump Message on The Anniversary of 9-11-01


Posted originally on the conservative tree House September 11, 2021 | Sundance | 126 Comments

President Donald J Trump delivers remarks on the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 attack.  {Direct Rumble Link}

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No political candidate in my lifetime has better reflected the heartbeat of the American people.  This is ‘The People’s President’; raw, unfiltered, brutally honest -often to a fault- and unapologetically proud of this nation, our nation, One Nation under God.

Reminder below…

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Dave Rubin Interviews Tucker Carlson


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 6, 2021 | Sundance | 321 Comments

… and it it very much worth watching.   Dave Rubin interviews Fox News #1 television personality Tucker Carlson for the first time since Carlson moved his family out of the DC beltway in order to protect his family from the insanity that was building around them.   Carlson now works from his home studio in up-state Maine, the location of this video interview.

What Carlson outlines in the last minute of this interview is very relatable to me.   After watching this interview, I actually have a new perspective on Tucker Carlson. WATCH:

Happy Labor Day Scruffnecks


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on September 6, 2021 | Sundance | 91 Comments

It’s Labor Day in America. A time to pause and celebrate work, productivity, problem solving and the value of a nation built upon boundless ingenuity so long as we tend the flickering flame of liberty and freedom.

No other nation on earth was ever conceived on the principle of allowing people to manifest their own destiny, while keeping government out of their lives.  The vision, the premise and the purpose, was to allow you the freedom to determine your place in life; and even, at any time, change that determination and strike off in an entirely new direction.

Our labor and aspirations would not be pre-determined by caste, tier, creed or social status; but rather by our personal vision for our own future.  The right of self-determination.

Labor day is a time to reflect on the value of work; the great personal benefit of endeavors achieved; the pride in accomplishment -regardless of scale- amid this thing we call life; and all of these considerations have absolutely nothing, not-one-thing, to do with the money we assemble in the process.

What is the current value of a former seed that became a tree nurtured toward its continued maturity over decades?  What was that seed worth at the time it was planted?  We can only see the value in hindsight many years later.  What value lay in the blood at Fort McHenry?

The job, per se’, was simple.  Hold the flag-pole in place.  Keep that representative flag held high, no matter the cost.  And yet, that cost, my God THAT COST, could it ever be quantified appropriately?   A simple yet consequential task that expressed the fullest measure of devotion to the underlying premise, freedom.  America!

Several years ago, Florida Power and Light won the prestigious international Edward Demming Award for excellence in multi-platform engineering, efficiency superiority and total quality in the process of energy management.

However, the scruffy rednecks did not blow every PhD intellectual out of the water with slide rules, CAD programs, articulated and quantified quality improvement processes and engineering acumen. They did it with hard hats and dirty fingernails.

Because they lost the award, the jaw-agape Japanese spent 6 months visiting and reviewing FPL and later published a 1,000 page study essentially saying FPL “wasn’t really good, they were just lucky.”  You see, the reviewers couldn’t actually quantify the reason why the Florida-based energy company was so successful.  In response the FPL field leadership laughed, took out magic markers and wrote on the back of their hard hats: “WE’RE NOT GOOD, WE’RE RUCKY.”

A few years later, every single Kuwaiti oil field was blown up by Saddam Hussein. Global analysts and think-tanks proclaimed it would take 5 years to cap them all off and restart the Kuwait oil pumping industry. Well, the Kuwaiti’s and Saudi’s called Texans, who had them all capped and back in working order in 6 months.

We are a nation that knows how to get shit done.

A few more years pass, and the Northern Chile mine workers were trapped two miles underground. The eyes of the world began to tear as the word spread. Most began to whisper no one could save them. Who did they call for help? A bunch of hick miners from USA coal country who went down there, worked on the fly, engineered the rescue equipment on site, and saved everyone of them.

Yup, that’s our America. Ingenuity born from freedom.

Across the pond a half-breed Islamic whack job, armed with an AK-47 and a goal to meet his virgins, began opening fire on a train in France. The scruffneck Americans on board didn’t run to the nearest safe room and hide themselves amid baguettes and brie. They said, “let’s go”, and beat the stuffing out of that little nut with a death wish.

Legion d’Honneur or not, that’s us. That’s just how we roll.

Lady Liberty can stroll along the Champs-Elysées with a swagger befitting Mae West because without her arrival, they’d be speaking German in the Louvre. Yet, for the better part of the past decade, a group of intellectual leftists have been teaching our children that it’s better to be sitting around a campfire eating sustainable algae cakes and picking parasites off each other; because ‘save the planet’, or something similarly minded. It would appear, they hate the outcomes and inequities from freedom.

So we get to today, and right now those who wish to “fundamentally change” our nation are waging a full frontal assault against our constitutional republic. The bombardment seems overwhelming.

Leftist city and state leaders have abandoned rule of law in favor of supporting a mob effort to destroy our sense of national unity. Political activists, left-wing ideologues under the guise of democrats, and a host of media allies are conducting information warfare on behalf of their objective. Big tech social media companies are attempting to remove the voices of those who are fighting back.

There is a great deal of purposefully driven anxiety and fear amid our nation as this multi-faceted internal war takes place. However, there is a primary element to this effort that each person can shield themselves from, and act to counter.  We are, yet again, in Fort McHenry.

Do not let your sense of self succumb to this assault. Do not let them win the battle for your peace of mind.

It might, heck, -check that- it does seem overwhelming at times. But that is the nature of this collectivist strategy.  That is the purpose of this bombardment. We must hold strong and push back against their lies and manipulations. If you look closely at their attack, it is weak and much of it is psychological bait. Do not fall into the trap of despair.

When we share the message, “live your best life”, it is not without purpose. Every moment that we allow the onslaught to deter us from living our dreams, is a moment those who oppose our nation view as us taking a knee. Do not allow this effort to succeed.

You might ask yourself how can I, one person, a flea looking into a furnace, retain an optimistic disposition while all around me seems chaotic and mad.

That’s the point; it ‘seems’ chaotic and mad because it has been created to appear that way. There are more of us than them; they just control the systems that allow us to connect, share messages and recognize the scale of our assembly.  We cannot comply our way out of tyranny.

Every second that you live your life with thankfulness for the abundance within it; every moment that we CHOOSE to engage with fellowship; every day that we accept guidance from God – however you define him to be; and every moment we cherish this time to be a beacon of optimism; is a moment that we withstand that barrage and hold the flag in place. It is a genuinely patriotic position not to succumb to the attack.

If you allow yourself to be drawn into crisis and despair, you allow them to win. If your center of normal is based around this overwhelming onslaught, you will eventually concede liberty in favor of peace. Once we stop living in liberty, we no longer have peace.

It is time to hold that flagpole again. To remember the reason the seed was planted. To cherish the tree of liberty.

We must withstand this onslaught, any onslaught, and rally to the origin of our true national spirit. We must rally to a standard of Americanism and accept this is not that. In essence, we must individually take a stand. Purposefully, deliberately and with forethought, we must engage those around us to get rid of this sense of foreboding.

This approach is how we win the larger battle. Again, it seems simple, but keeping that flag standing tall requires the heart of a lion and dirty fingernails.

All around us, in every tribe and region, there are people who need you to show them the strength that you have. Strength of spirit. Strength of fellowship that you will not relent from expressing. Lead your children, your children’s children, and the children of community with an unwavering and steadfast example.

No matter what noise is shouting from the loudspeakers we must withstand it; you must withstand it. We must make eye contact and remain joyful.

We cannot allow despair to be the status quo; and we cannot allow a generation to experience a world without joy.

Our nation needs more people like you, right now. Don’t wait… engage life. Resolve to get optimistic however you need to do it. Then let that part of you shine right now. This is how we fight.

Hold up that flag; give the starter smile. Rally to the standard you create and spread fellowship again. God knows we need it.

Yes, when I hear President Donald Trump say, “Let’s Make America Great Again”, I also hear the familiar echo “cowboy up” people.

Git ‘r done.

It’s high time we stop being embarrassed about our exceptional American nature, and start being proud of it again.

Because when it matters most, when it really counts, when it’s really needed, there’s a whole bunch of people all around this world of ours that are mighty happy when swagger walks in to solve their problems.

Yeah, this Labor Day let us recommit to “Make America unapologetically Great Again”.

Swagger on, MAGA!

Governor DeSantis Brings Heavy Timber – Florida Will Not Be a Biomedical Surveillance State, The Free State of Florida Will Remain Free


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on August 4, 2021 | Sundance | 236 Comments

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis directly responded to the attacks from Joe Biden and the White House over DeSantis’ decision to block forced vaccinations, forced mask mandates, block CDC demanded shut-downs and keep schools open and mask-free for in-person teaching.

Earlier today, Governor DeSantis took direct aim at the manipulative control effort from the federal bureaucracy, and said Florida will not be a biomedical surveillance state on his watch.  The remarks were deliberate, resolute and unwavering in defense of the constitutional freedoms and protection from obtrusive government.  The visibly determined governor told Joe Biden the federal demands would not be happening “on my watch.”

“If you are coming after the rights of parents in Florida, I’m standing in your way – and not letting you get away with it.  If you are trying to deny kids a proper in-person education, I’m standing in your way” … “If you are trying to restrict people and impose mandates; if you are trying to lock people down; I am standing in your way and standing for the rights of the people in Florida” … “Why don’t you do your job, why don’t you secure the border, and until you do that – I don’t want to hear a blip about COVID from you.”

NOTE: Ron DeSantis did not kill himself….

MAGA Candidate Mike Carey Wins Crowded GOP Primary Field, Ohio CD15


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on August 4, 2021 | Sundance | 118 Comments

August 4, 2021 | Sundance | 118 Comments

President Trump endorsed republican candidate Mike Carey in Ohio’s 15th Congressional District.  With that endorsement, Cary went on to win against a crowded field of candidates, and will now face-off against Democrat Allison Russo in the November general election.

As noted in The Daily Mail, “Carey was a little known contender until he earned Trump’s endorsement – a sign of the former president’s influence on the Republican voters who decide the party’s nominee. Carey is a close friend of Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s former campaign manager.”

This primary win further solidifies the importance of President Trump’s endorsement in the 2022 primary races. “Tonight, Republicans across Ohio’s 15th Congressional District sent a clear message to the nation that President Donald J. Trump is, without a doubt, the leader of our party,” Carey said in a statement after his victory.

Carey is now favored to win OH CD-15 in the November special election, as it is a GOP-leaning district.  President Trump reminded everyone last night:

“One of the biggest stories in the Lamestream Media yesterday was the very important Congressional race in Ohio and whether or not Trump-backed candidate, Mike Carey, would lose against a large and outstanding field of other candidates. The mainstream was chomping at the bit to report a loss for a Trump endorsed candidate—they couldn’t wait. In fact the Washington Post still hasn’t corrected their very old story. But lo and behold, instead of a loss, there was a landslide victory for Mike—a win far larger than even the most optimistic of polls.”

“It was a great day for Ohio, but the story of this victory has been barely reported by the Fake News. If my endorsed candidate would have lost, it would have been nothing but front page. Such a double standard, but congratulations to Mike, he will never let Ohio down.”  ~ President Trump