Friday, March 24, 2017

Morgan Mayhew

Morgan Mayhew
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Morgan is a freelance writer for a variety of publications covering popular culture, societal behavior and the political influences of each.

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Of course he won! Photo credit: Australian Weightlifting Federation

Last month, Mack Beggs, won the Texas State Championship in girl’s wrestling.

Wait, Mack?

Yes. Beggs is a 17 year-old who was born a girl, but is “transitioning” to be a boy.

Beggs who, according to reports, is taking testosterone as part of his gender transition, was required to compete in the women’s division by the state body that governs school sports in Texas.

Beggs, who desperately wants to be a boy, would likely not have fared so well if forced to wrestle actual biological young men.

But a girl packed with testosterone competing against “natural” girls is the equivalent as a drug-free Crossfitter competing in body building at the Arnold Classic.

Fast forward a month and Laurel Hubbard did something amazing by smashing New Zealand’s national record in women’s weightlifting.

Hubbard pulled a combined weight in the snatch, clean and jerk of 590 lbs.

Impressive . . . oh wait.

Hubbard is a big, 39-year-old dude with a ponytail.

He began transitioning in his mid-30’s to a women but wanted to continue competing in weightlifting competitions.

While Hubbard and Beggs are examples of transgenders dominating their sport, no one got physically hurt in their sports.

The same cannot be said about Fallon Fox who competes in women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

Fox isn’t imposing when the fighter walks into the ring at 5’7” and 144 pounds. But the cage fighter sports a unique advantage over opponents. Fallon was born a man and is fighting women.

In 2014, Fallon faced Tamikka Brents (a real women) and within two minutes, fractured her orbital bone and gave her a brutal concussion.

The transsexual fighter unleashed a torrent of knees, elbows and fists at Tamikka who had to turn her back to the former man to avoid more damage.

The referee stopped the fight for Tamikka’s safety.

Fallon has not had a professional fight since the beating of Brents as female champions like Ronda Rousey refuse to fight the transgender athlete.

That didn’t stop the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame from inducting Fallon Fox into their organization.

Should a separate gender class be created for transgenders in sports? What about other 57 genders that Facebook allows users to choose? Feel free to comment below.

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You will never know what happened . . .

The media is repeating a stream of quotes from FBI Director James Comey from his congressional testimony today.

The media’s talking points including Comey saying that “no president” could order a wiretap and that they found no evidence to support President Trump’s twitter claim that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the election.

What the media has ignored was Comey’s admission that he could not discuss any activity within the FISA court that could approve a request to electronically spy on an American.

FISA which is the abbreviation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, was enacted in 1978 and allows for collection of information on foreign agents and foreign powers.

Under the administration of George W. Bush, FISA powers were expanded to allow surveillance of any communication that occurs with entities overseas regardless if the conversation includes an American citizen on U.S. soil.

Additionally, FISA Courts grant approval for specific requests and the court is strictly secret.

If you were to read in between the lines of Comey’s testimony, you would find that he can’t rule out any spying on the Trump campaign as he cannot divulge any activity that occurred within the FISA Courts.

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James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas ran into something unexpected at a holiday party hosted by a New York State teacher’s union.

At the party was attorney Mitchell Rubinstein who has worked for New York State United Teachers since 1990 according to his LinkedIn profile.

Rubenstein proceeded to tell one of Project Veritas’ undercover agents about his “worst” case ever.

The attorney described in graphic detail how, “20 years ago”, a teacher forced several children to engage in oral sex with him at knifepoint.

The teacher was defended by Rubinstein (at least before the school district) and was able to walk away with no jail time – just a resignation.

O’Keefe has been searching for this teacher for the past year that Rubinstein referred to only as “Mike.”

Yesterday, O’Keefe turned the story over to the public and asked for their help in locating the man.

The group 4Chan, most recently known for locating Shia Labeouf’s “He Will Not Divide Us Flag” (the group used star charts and condensation trails to locate the origin of the flag), took up the call, and within hours, has a possible suspect for “Mike.”

In 1992, the founder of a New York Bridge School was forced to resign after admitting to molesting two boys at his school aged 13 and 15. Eight others accused the man of abuse but those cases never moved forward.

Project Veritas is looking to confirm the relationship between the 1992 case at the Bridge School and the union attorney.

Finding “Mike” will be another blow to the teacher’s unions who appear to put the careers of their union members above any interests of children – even when they’re being sexually abused by their own teachers.

Watch the video above to learn more but be forewarned that it contains very explicit language.

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This is your government.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell went to the media this week to lower expectations about tax reform in 2017, a top goal of the Trump Administration.

Why?

It seems that Congressional Republicans can’t take on more than one thing at a time.

McConnell told Playbook Live that they would have to “wrap up work” on the ObamaCare “repeal” bill before taking a crack at tax reform.

McConnell also said, “All of those discussions are already under way, [but] how do you craft it?”

Given that Senator McConnell has served in the Senate since 1985, the question is bizarre. He and many of his colleagues have literally had decades to ponder tax reform.

And for decades, they have done nothing.

Another reason for the delay on the issue, is that Senators are choosing to take the month of August off. Their recess begins on July 31st and resumes in September.

American businesses however are churning along at a pace that has not been seen in decades. They are operating and investing based upon the promise of a 15% corporate tax rate that has been committed by Donald Trump.

If there is even a hint that tax reform will be a broken promise, the recent stock market gains will turn into a bursting bubble.

[Correction: On January 23, 2017, President Trump stated that the corporate tax rate will now be “anywhere from 15 to 20 percent.” The change in the corporate tax rate followed a raise in his proposed income tax brackets that quietly changed at the end of the election. The top tax rate increased from 25% to 33%. ]

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Will Trump let them get to him?

Rumors from within the White House described President Trump’s hectic first two weeks in office was designed chaos to “shock and awe” opponents.

The tactic, said to be the brainchild of Trump Senior Advisor Steve Bannon is nothing new as it had been deployed by President Obama throughout this eight years in office, albeit at a more controlled pace.

Following the backlash within the corporate media, and liberal politicians and activists, President Trump took a reactionary approach toward his own staff and reportedly created clear, bright lines of authority among White House Staff.

Former GOP head and White House Chief of Staff Reince Prebius was “in charge.” Advisor Kellyanne Conway was put in the press corner and Steve Bannon was pushed out from meddling in foreign affairs.

The result of last week’s shakeup has been a recognizable slowing in action from the new administration.

The last presidential memorandum or executive order was published on February 3rd.

As shown on Trump’s personal twitter account and by the words of White House Spokesman Sean Spicer, President Trump has turned his focus back to attacking the corporate media.

Reports coming from Capitol Hill show a concern over the lack of focus on promised tax cuts along with the stall in the repeal of Obamacare.

During this presidential campaign, Trump forged ahead regardless of attacks and criticism. As president, Donald Trump appears to be stumbling over the constant barrage of attacks.

Comment below.

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Putin wants a "I'm sorry" from Fox News.

During Saturday afternoon’s airing of an interview between Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and President Donald Trump, the host of The O’Reilly Factor, called Russian President Vladimir Putin “a killer.”

Donald Trump quickly responded, “You think we’re so innocent?”

A Russian Spokesman for Putin, Dmitry Peskov was nearly as quick with his request for an apology from Fox News and Bill O’Reilly for the “unacceptable and offensive” remark.

Peskov told reporters, “We would like to receive an apology to the president from this respected organization.”

Trump on the other hand was mocked by old foes about his own comment:

Vladimir Putin is suspected of ordering the deaths of several Russian critics including the following:

Alexander Litvinenko: A former KGB officer and Putin critic who died a slow death after being poisoned by polonium-210.

Anna Politkovskaya: Russian journalist murdered with a bullet to her head at point blank range. The killers were caught and admitted to being part of a $150,000 contract paid by “a person unknown.”

Natalia Estemirova: Another journalist who worked with Anna Politkovskaya. Natalia was also murdered by a gunshot wound to the head.

Stanislav Markelov: Attorney for Politkovskaya. Murdered near the Kremlin by a masked gunman.

However, Trump’s sarcastic comment about America being “so innocent” should also be weighed heavily by the public and men like Marco Rubio should think twice about the government’s own crimes against its citizens.

Just over a year ago, Robert LaVoy Finicum was gunned down with the help of FBI agents after occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

In 2013, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder admitted that for the first time since the Civil War, the government “targeted and killed” one U.S. citizen, Anwar al-Aulaqi, without a hearing or any due process. While Anwar was allegedly involved in terrorism activities, three other American citizens, including Al-Aulaqi’s 16-year-old son were also killed.

Backing up to 1993, The Federal Bureau of Investigations, lead by Attorney General Janet Reno, raided the home of the Branch Davidians.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms suspected the group and its leader, David Koresh, of violating weapons laws.

Seventy-six people were killed in the raid that left the Davidian’s compound on fire. Of the 76 people killed, 20 were shot, including five children who were under the age of 14.

Twenty-one of those who died during the final raid were children. The youngest were Startle Summers, age 1, Chanel Andrade, age 1, Paiges Gent, age 1, and Hollywood Sylvia, age 1.

While the government claims most of the deaths occurred as a result of “suicide, consensual execution or forced execution,” FLIR footage of the raid shows snipers shooting any person who tried to flee the burning building.

Additionally, a shaped explosive charge was placed over a hardened area of the compound, instantly killing the 41 women and children taking shelter in the concrete-lined room.

While there is little argument over Vladimir Putin’s violent past, President Trump may be correct in pointing out the flaws of recent American history that have yet to be corrected or admitted.

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Who is Ryan looking out for?

On Fox and Friends this morning, House Speaker Paul Ryan appeared and was about the lack of progress on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.

The Speaker slipped up and spoke the truth for a moment, telling the hosts they intended to “repair a broken system.”

When pushed by the Fox News hosts, Ryan backtracked and said they will still “repeal and replace” Obamacare.

But that doesn’t fall in line with the buzz on the Hill.

Multiple sources have reported a shift in tone and rhetoric to promote a “repair” talking point over the charged cry for repeal.

Even key players in the Obamacare fight are on record backtracking.

Congressman Greg Walden from Oregon told the press, “We’re going to fix things, we’re going to repair things. There are things we can build on and repair, there are things we can completely repeal.”

The move for those inside Washington and familiar with the lobbying power of the healthcare, pharmaceutical and insurance industries, is obvious. They want every aspect of Obamacare left intact.

An insider of the healthcare industry who requested anonymity told Liberty News Now, “As an America, I hate Obamacare, but it’s made me rich. We don’t want to change a thing.”

The biggest beneficiary of Obamacare has been the healthcare industry that now has 20 million new patients who can pay their bills.

House Republicans’ purpose of stalling may very well be due to the pressure of their backers within the health care industry.

However, while Republicans have little motivation to repeal Obamacare, President Trump is eager to follow through on all of his campaign promises, and the repeal of Obamacare ranks in the top five commitments made to the American people.

Is Paul Ryan and his fellow members of Congress stalling in the hopes the issue goes away? Comment below.

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Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz reacted to President Trumps temporary travel ban from refugees from seven nations by vowing to hire 10,000 refugees.

The move, which was clearly political in nature and designed from a supporter of Hillary Clinton, did not go over well with “red state” Americans.

One of those Americans is Evan Hafer, founder of Black Rifle Coffee Company.

Evan started out in the National Guard then transitioned to active duty as a Special Forces operator. The coffee lover then went civilian and contracted with the State Department and the CIA throughout the War on Terror.

Today, Evan and the veterans and patriots who work for him, are busy growing a coffee empire that draws away coffee lovers who don’t care for the “hipster” mentality of Starbucks and simply want to enjoy a strong cup of coffee without the pretense of Italian-named brews and cup-sizes.

While Starbucks sells Cascara Latte’s and Espresso Con Panna’s, Black Rifle Coffee Company sells roasts that go by the name, “Caffeine and Hate”, “Blackbeard’s Delight”, and “Murdered Out.”

Following Starbuck’s announcement about their refugee hiring plan, Black Rifle announced on a social media channel, “Black Rifle Coffee Vows to Hire 10,000 Veterans.”

We had to edit the original… We want to shift the conversation away from foreign policy to domestic issues that hit closer to home. We need to keep in mind that the four things we care about at BRCC are Family, Business, Veterans and country. And when we say "country", the taxpayers. Everyone else can take a hike. [email protected]

A photo posted by Black Rifle Coffee Company (@blackriflecoffee) on

While BRCC is unlikely to have a need for 10,000 new employees this year, the commitment to hiring veterans is not new and has been a bedrock of their hiring practices since Evan founded the company, “Black Rifle Coffee has [always] vowed to hire Veterans and Patriots, we didn’t adopt this vow on the heels of anything to drive a bullshit touchy feely false sales projection!”

While Starbucks hipsters may say that Black Rifle Coffee is a gimmick, for those who have tried their roasts, those would be fighting words as the coffee (and this author has consumed BRCC on more than one occasion), is exceptional and as fresh as shipped coffee can be.

For those veterans looking to work hard for a paycheck, they can apply by emailing [email protected]

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When President Trump imposed a temporary ban on travel from seven nations that lack vetting assistance from their respective governments, he and his advisors left out the nations with the most Muslims in their population.

Indonesia with 209 million Muslims, Bangladesh with 134 million Muslims, India with 167 million Muslims and Pakistan with 176 million Muslims were left off of the list.

The nations included on the “banned” list were Syria, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Somalia.

The nations are known as hotbeds for terrorism and ironically, all but Somalia banned entry within their borders of any Israeli nationals.

But when it comes to the Hollywood liberals, facts like that simply don’t matter.

Powered by the Corporate Media, Hollywood celebrities, like Sen. Chuck Schumer, tearfully decry the executive action by Donald Trump as a “Muslim Ban.”

While you’ve likely seen the rants that took place at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards over the weekend, here are a few others to view:

The View host Joy Behar positively reported that she’s lost a few pounds over the stress of the Muslim Ban:

Arrrnold, who played a Republican Governor, thinks the move is “crazy”:

Brit and host of the Late-Late Show, James Corden, pre-taped his shows for the week and headed back to London in disgust (hopefully Trump will ban his reentry):

Pothead “actor” and Obama staffer Kal Penn and took advantage of a “mean” social media comment and raised half a million dollars for “Syrian refugees”:

The most entertaining post on the Muslim Ban comes from the “Liberal Redneck” who, of course, you can only find on YouTube:

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Saturday Night Live has been unrelenting on its attacks of Donald Trump and the new President has not been shy about voicing his displeasure with the content of the show.

This week, SNL crossed the line when one if its staff writers, Katie Rich posted on twitter, “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.”

The backlash was swift and three days after posting the offensive tweet, the SNL writer deleted nearly all of her tweets and replaced them with this apology:

The left has shown no boundaries so far when expressing their opinions and outrages over President Trump.

The SNL flap comes on top of Madonna confessing she has “dreamed of blowing up the White House.”

Is SNL just trying to get a laugh, or is their liberal bias boiling over? Comment below.

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