Collective efforts by 17 Republican
candidates to energize the public in their direction have not caught fire
except for one person, Donald Trump. Media programs that lean towards one side of
the aisle or the other are endlessly discussing the Trump effect on the
potential electorate. Core topics from immigration to national health care have
been transformed by an outsider who has placed a new twist on these banal subjects.
Donald Trump has codified his message with a simplicity that resonates across a
gamut of the population. From state fairs to corner stores Trump appears to be
everywhere willing to discuss his message with anyone willing to listen.
Pundits of all stripes continue
to assault this political outsider noting his meteoric rise will crash and burn
in due course. Extensive polls done pre and post the first debate continue to
indicate Trump is firmly planted at the top of each one. With a finesse
reserved to a polished few, the Donald as many call him, easily deflects
questions that deteriorate from his message. From bankruptcy to his position on
women’s issues he discusses the basics while directing the conversation on to
the next subject before fully answering the first one. Consequently some have
become suspicious of him for the profound lack of depth in his answers to
issues others have algorithmically discussed. Nevertheless Trump has been able
to jump over this hurdle by mesmerizing those who come before him noting his
successes while deflating his failures.
In interview after
interview most reporters have gingerly discussed his background and preparation
to become Commander in Chief. As Trump notes he built a vast company which has
tentacles that reach into many areas that a president should have knowledge of.
He wastes no time inferring how poor our American leadership is compared to
that of China, Mexico and other countries. Trump’s major theme is these
countries dump their products here and we send our money there. On immigration
he has echoed an array of proposals to slow the rate of new arrivals and a
methodology to repatriate illegals to their home countries.Many question whether Donald Trump has the
staying power to remain in the race. For now he is on the top of the heap and
continues to defy the logic of the pundits calling for him to fail. The road to
the November 2016 election is long and treacherous. All eyes, presently, are on
the street fighter from New York who does not plan to go down for the ten
Mark Davis MD, President
of Davis Media and Writing Services.
Five days since the
notorious Republican debate aired when the gang of three moderators from Fox
dumped on Trump. A well-organized inquisition of the Republican leader was
carried out with a ferocity that is usually reserved for leftist attack dogs.
Megyn Kelly opened the barrage of questions aimed at unmasking Donald Trump’s
weaknesses. Instead Kelly’s inquisitory style displayed Fox’s fair and balance
moniker was in label only. Audience members, whether on location or watching
from a distance, learned very little that night except Megyn Kelly does not
know her right from her left. Days after this gargantuan failure for legitimate
political dialogue Fox continues to revel in the large number of viewers to
this so-called debate. Never acknowledging most tuned into to see and hear
Donald Trump Fox hierarchy and its minimalist commentators defended their
actions Thursday with a righteous indignation that has a stench all its own.
Donald Trump and most who
were sensitized to the deliberate denigration of the debate process displayed
their collective anger on an array of news shows afterwards. Fox set a new low
for itself when displaying it went through Trump’s garbage in an attempt to
debase him. His retorts, based on Kelly’s questions, were the themes of
discussion. Trump spoke out harshly against those who orchestrated his downfall
using words such as “weak and pathetic” to describe Republican operatives
involved in this process. Excluded from a Red State forum in Atlanta Georgia by
one of these people, Erick Erickson, everyone knew the game was afoot to debilitate
the billionaire’s chances of moving into the Oval Office. Trump survived with a
stronger footing than he had before the Thursday night debacle. Polls, several
days later, indicated his position amongst voters strengthened. Fox not only
failed to bring the reluctant candidate to his proverbial knees Trump now
stands ten points higher than is closest rival.
along with their left wing buddies have abandoned the electorate and handed
Obama whatever he legislatively requested.Donald Trump came along to shake up the quiescent political structure
simultaneously resonating with a population tired of the old guard in Congress.
Their fear is he may succeed by taking Obama’s hope and change and giving this
theme some real meaning. Trump will not go quietly into the night and why should
he. Few candidates for the presidency have been so blatantly open about their
intentions. Trump has set a new high in political rhetoric. His naysayers should
watch their backsides because they may be bowing to a President Trump in the
not too distant future.
Mark Davis MD, President
of Davis Media and Writing Services. www.davis writingservices.com firstname.lastname@example.orgAuthor of Demons of Democracy and Obamacare:
Dead on Arrival, A Prescription for Disaster.
and decaying Baltimore descends into chaos
and incompetence defines Baltimore’s present government and its legion of
public attorneys. More
interested in the limelight than what is right the City’s gang of reigning
political clowns have suspended sanity to curry favor with its residents. Death
has found Baltimore in numbers too great to ignore. Forty-five murders were
reported in July. Unless revised the record books will reflect a very hot
summer in the city that bleeds. City Hall has taken to the streets to blame its
own police department for the tribulation now being observed. Reality speaks to
a far different explanation of the chaotic events unfurling in this locale.
Police are swamped with the massive level of crime within the confines of
Baltimore’s 92 square miles. Permissive government policies and a lax
prosecutorial system have contributed to the increasing level of daily violence.
Crime has always been pervasive amongst Baltimore’s 622,000 estimated
residents. Using the Freddie Grey incident as an excuse, which remains to be
resolved, Baltimore’s Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake bashed her own police
department as the cause of the uptick in violence. Similar to other cities
managed by incompetents violent interludes on their streets stem from intrinsic
problems amongst the population not in the guardians hired to keep law and
order. Ethnic violence will not stop until a firm hand with a logical mind
behind it returns to the seat of power held by its present ineffectual mayor.
Overwhelmed by Baltimore’s problems Rawlings-Blake pretends to be in control
when the actions on the streets speak otherwise. Forced to bring in the feds to
control violence Mayor Blake is admitting the job she holds is beyond her
media lives in an alternate reality. Crime reports are diluted to give the
perception all is not so bad in the streets and corridors of this decaying jurisdiction.
I am here to report Baltimore is entrenched in ethnic violence with no resolve
in sight. Political masochists will grind anyone into dust who dares to offer
solutions to effectuate change in the city. Mayor Blake and her associates
enjoy the status quo and will not confront the hard issues entrenched in this
swamp of a town. Books will be written, years from now, how a government used
its own residents so its leaders could move up the food chain. If you are a
cheerleader for Baltimore I dare you to walk through its neighborhoods once the
lights go out. I pray you find the morning light.
diversity is being engineered by a central government that wants to supplant
traditional America. Neighborhoods no longer reflect main street USA. Millions
of migrants have resurfaced the face of cities bringing the essence of Third
World societies into areas once reserved for the bedrock of this nation, its
citizens. On a recent trip through New York City and the surrounding geography
cultural shock confronted me. In one section of the city after the next a
dramatic transition had taken place. Store signs were no longer emblematic of
English speaking residents. Instead banners in Korean, Chinese, Spanish and a
dozen other languages had displaced what was the expected norm, English.
Cleansed of their original inhabitants my home town went international because
of liberal immigration policies. Established businesses were now catering to
the new locals who manage the streets and corridors of this subdivided city.
Consequently the prior residents of these areas had a choice: meld with the new
arrivals or get out of town. Many picked up and left not knowing there was no
place in which to escape.
cultural landscape has forever been changed. Flooding into this country, via Obama’s
open borders policies, a mixture of people from every continent have come to disrupt
a once settled society. With his open borders policies Obama opened the federal
treasury to them as well. Assimilation was never the intention, cultural
disintegration was. Crime throughout the country went from the exception to the
norm. Horrific accounts of illegals committing heinous actions against others
are cemented into the headlines daily. Diseases once hidden in the shadows by
vaccines have reemerged to take the lives of the innocents who contract them.
Guess who brought these toxic afflictions here? Silent America is not silent
anymore. Even the most liberal minded amongst us knows there is something
wrong. Awakening from their slumber those who built this society are no longer
sitting idly by as America slips further into the morass created by the haters
of this nation. Media is abuzz with news of people upset with a government that
has gone far beyond its mandate to govern. Obama is playing the game of chicken
with the nation. In this specific instance he will lose as growing voices
summate to disentangle us from the thick political web Obama has woven against
the electorate. Change is coming and will come from a most unlikely source.
Ethics, morality and truth
have little meaning in a state that has codified deceit as a means to an end.
Civil dysfunction rules both Maryland State Government and the judicial arm
that anoints its misdirected decisions. Yearly Annapolis releases hundreds of
laws, regulations and edicts designed to confiscate money, immobilize
businesses or inflict pain on its residents. Dismemberment of social systems is
a Maryland State Legislature specialty. Placing the needs of our friends from
foreign lands ahead of those who foot the bills should not shock anyone whose
mind crosses in the middle of the road. Schools districts are notoriously
overcrowded which are excused from improving to make way for more uninvited
guests. Welfare programs deliver truckloads of money to the undeserving who
crave more each year. This addiction to state sponsored handouts was encouraged
by our former Democrat Governor and is continued by the ancients in the state
legislature. Cronyism’s tentacles continue to enable the elite to maintain
their edge at the expense of more deserving individuals whose only crime is
they live within this State’s borders. The greatest challenge is to avoid
criminal land mines established to capture the state’s subordinated population.
Trenchant incivility will
be focused on anyone who is marked by lawyers in the Maryland state system who
desire to move up the food chain. Given too much authority to prosecute with
too few protections for the prosecuted the legal system in Maryland has been in
need of a tune up for over thirty years. Decades ago I bumped into a political
wall with the purchase of a health facility. A neophyte to the legal system and
an ignorantly trusting individual that I am those who held the reins of power
then trampled all over me and my family. One learns very quickly that Maryland
Law is unidirectional allowing little due process when an agenda needs to be
enforced. As an observer to the system of jurisprudence in Maryland, over the
last twenty years, I have seen many people ripped apart for the most trivial occurrences.
Needless to state the ethics of Maryland’s courts and its rented public lawyers
need close inspection. Government in Maryland is no longer for the people who
charge its batteries. Instead current elected officials work in a
self-perpetuating mode which stands outside the desires of the electorate. Next
article will discuss the mechanisms allowed by Maryland Law to decimate the
lives of those who empower the system.
Speculate no more, Obama
has given Iran the means to obtain a nuclear device in the near future. Our
misguided president has not only made a bad deal for America, he has made a bad
deal for the World. Obama’s Muslim before American mentality moves this nation
closer to the brink of annihilation.Couched in legal rhetoric, that compromises the safety of the United
States, Iran has been given the green light to move ahead with its nuclear
weapons program. John Kerry was our chief negotiator. This is the same John
Kerry who was accused of writing his own recommendations for medals in Vietnam.
This is also the same John Kerry who protested the Vietnam War as his comrades
were dying in this third World cesspool. A man who has proven he cannot be
trusted caved to the demands of the Iranian regime. Obama announced, with
disingenuous tones, that Kerry’s finished product was the best alternative to
keep Iran’s nuke program in its infancy. Those with sense and sensibility about
them know the best alternative is a better agreement not one drawn up under
Most Americans are
befuddled by the physics of nuclear weapons. Diving deep into the technology
one can see Iran is very close to its goal of a fissionable nuclear device.
With 19,000 known centrifuges to concentrate Uranium into its proper modality
for a bomb the current treaty does little to hinder this process. Worse Iran is
free to develop and or purchase launch vehicles which could hit our shores or
close by Israel. Iran, claims to this day, it wants to wipe Israel off the map.
Iranians continue to chant death to America. What did John Kerry and Barack
Obama gain with a treaty/agreement that commits Americans to building civil
defense shelters instead of bridges to peace, nothing.
With this agreement/treaty
in place tens of billions will flow into the coffers Iran. These are Iranian financial
assets which were held in abeyance to bring Iran to the negotiating table. Once
confronted by the United States negotiating team Iran overwhelmed their
counterparts with a flood of demands which undercut the very reason all were at
the table. Duplicate in nature and conspicuous in substance the document
generated will never be implemented. Designed to fail Iran will achieve its
goal of nukes within the time frame that Obama has left in office. When Obama
returns to his Hawaiian roots and looks east at the California coastline he
will know from where the fireball originated.
Mark Davis, M.D. President
of Davis Media and Writing Services.
A dazzling array of
personalities are chasing the Oval Office. Few will get beyond the fence of
recognition to become viable candidates. Yet all have hopes and dreams of
remodeling America in their minds’ eye. From the left Hillary Clinton and
Bernie Sanders are running far ahead of minor candidates such as Martin
O’Malley and Lincoln Chafee. With fifteen declared and more to come the right
is crowded with a field which runs the gamut from competent to window dressing.
Conservative notables leading the pack are Jeb Bush, Donald Trump and Ben
Carson. Day to day their favorable ratings vary based on the last word they
stated. Trenchant but true commentary from some has aptly described why America
needs a leader who will not back down or side step controversy. Most of the
long list of potential hopefuls are political hacks whose daily beliefs are
measured by the latest poll. A few, such as Scott Walker and Donald Trump, have
platforms which resonate with the public on key issues that others avoid. Economics,
immigration, international affairs and more have deteriorated under the aegis
of our current leader. Hillary and Bernie offer more of the same. Unfortunately
a large number of their opponents are middle of the road or shoot from the left.
Many ask who in this herd has the drive, direction and the substance to elevate
America to greatness once more?The
winnowing process is underway.
Characteristic of Hillary
and others on the left is to promise their supporters a continuous flow of cash
from the federal treasury. This winning strategy has placed many in 1600
Pennsylvania Avenue. Fortunately for the right the present redistributer-in-chief
did not keep his fiscal promises, which opens even a wider door for conservatives
in 2016. Donald Trump brings a refreshing scent to an otherwise putrid stench trailing
many of the other candidates. Immigration is a hot button issue that has
elevated Trump to the leader of the pack. Few others have come forth on this
issue with such vociferous tones. With Hillary’s Messiah Complex in full view
many are offended by her brash demeanor and curt style of campaigning. Failing
in 2008 when Barack Obama showed up it appears once again she may go down for
the count as others in her party start drawing attention away from her.
Guaranteed at the end of this process every piece of garbage on those running
from both sides of the aisle will be aired. America is starving for leadership.
Those who are still standing at the end of this process may be the strongest
candidates but not the best. Let us hope the wisdom of the people is better
placed this go around because we may not get another chance.
Mark Davis, M.D. President
of Davis Media and Writing Servives.
A media feeding frenzy
occurred, on Monday June 22, as Governor Larry Hogan of Maryland revealed he had
advance cancer. In an emotional address from Annapolis, with his family beside
him, he openly discussed the extent of his illness. Hogan noted that lymphoma,
discovered in its late stages, is affecting many regions of his body. Presently
symptomatic he will undergo treatment immediately at a John Hopkin’s
oncological center. Specific therapies have not been announced though chemotherapy
has been very successful in lymphomas such as the type Hogan has contracted.
Seventy percent of individuals are living 5 years after instituting therapy,
even in those whose disease was discovered in its advanced stages. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/maryland-gov-hogan-says-he-has-been-diagnosed-with-cancer/ar-AAbY2Wh?ocid=ansnewsreu11
Hogan has been diagnosed
with a non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma which affects the lymphatic system in the body. Governor
Hogan hesitated when revealing the stage of his lymphoma noting it was a late
stage 3 or an early stage 4. With the information noted so far it appears to be
a stage 4.http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/government/cgnews-gov-hogan-to-announce-cancer-diagnosis-20150622-story.html
Numerous physicians have been interviewed concerning the Governor’s condition.
Most of these physicians are extremely optimistic the cancer can be rendered
neutral or cured. The author lost a brother to lymphoma in the 1960s. Since
then the evolution of treatment modalities has been nothing less than
fantastic. Chemotherapy regimens can literally sweep the cancer out of a
patient. For the Governor 18 weeks of chemo are ahead.
Maryland hired a tough
Governor who beat back the challenges of several worthy opponents. Hogan’s vim
and vigor brought him to the State House. The lymphoma may weaken him physically
yet he has a strong spirit which will carry him through this stage of his life.
With a great team of doctors and an extremely supportive family Hogan will be
around for many years to come. I know many in the State of Maryland are praying
for his rapid recovery, as is the author of this article. Get well quick
Governor you have much work ahead to make Maryland right again.
With 18 months left on
America’s prison sentence its warden will retire having undermined every
institution, tradition and industry that made this country great. Obama is a
specter of a president. His ghostly apparition is rarely seen except visiting
with the elite, the immoral and the fantastically wealthy. His demagoguery raised
him to the Oval Office yet was not infective enough to keep his supporters on a
string for the balance of his second term. Obama is being mocked by an array of
people who have awoken to the fact that a ghost inhabits the White House. World
leaders recognized America’s failing leadership early in Obama’s first term.
From an apology tour to handing the keys to our prison over to terrorists our
presidential specter is always absent when the going gets tough. If America had
the ability to recall this inept person he would be drinking a Mai Tai on a beach
facing west rapidly.
A dozen potential
candidates for the Republican presidential nomination are already in the
declared column. On the other side Hillary Clinton continues a strong run for
the Democrat dais though she has a few competitors recently new to the run.
America has lost something special during Obama’s reign in office, its
integrity. These masters of words all promise to bring America back into the
orbit which the Founders placed this nation. Most come from backgrounds that
provide little substance for the task at hand. A few have the political vigor
to overcome the most difficult obstacles. Today’s announcement that Donald
Trump wants to sidestep his empire to move into the Oval Office has sent
ripples across the political spectrum. Who amongst this variegated group will
cross the finish line is uncertain. What is certain to this observer is most of
these candidates look like marshmallows waiting to be roasted. To repair the
damage caused by Obama’s ineptitude and overreach will take someone with
insight, affability and the cojones to act even in the face resistance. Several
candidates are up to this challenge. Media circles continue to push the weakest
candidates with the most popular names. When they fade the few left standing
will be positioned as the best of the best to repair what the worse of the
worse has done to America.
Mark Davis MD, President
of Davis Media and Writing Services.
Drowning in technology
America’s IQ moves down a notch
Smart cars, smart phones,
smart homes and more yet this generation of Americans are one of the dumbest in
decades. Schools no longer cater to improving the intellect of the students in
their charge. Instead educational efforts are geared towards improving test
scores. Why sweat a math problem when a handheld device can perform the task in
seconds. Why devour a book when a quick summary is available with the flick of
a finger. Most important of all why learn when a machine can spit out an answer
to a question in the blink of an eye. High School level curriculums barely
teach students the basics needed to further their lives and educations. Colleges
have picked up the slack offering remedial courses to bring new arrivals up to
speed. Standard tests to compare learning skills and intellect are being phased
out or ignored in the admission process to collegiate environments. Abandonment
of comparative standards provides the illusion that all students are
intellectually on the same level. Schools know the latter is not true. In our
socially sensitive society merit and hard work have been subverted to allow
slackers to gain a footing into environments in which they were formally
Graduate programs are
reviewing more applications from foreigners than native born individuals. One
program director noted the sciences are hardest to recruit within the American
pool of candidates seeking higher degrees. As a result large tech companies
find themselves searching overseas for apt candidates to fill positions that formerly
went to Americans a mere generation ago. Primary and Secondary schools lack the
curriculums to instill creativity into this generation of students. Therefore
students are more likely to service machines than create them. Technological
innovation tends to come from foreign incubators. The devices that keep us in
touch with reality emanate from facilities far from the cultural delinquents
whose only job is to sell them. I have no great expectations when I visit
electronic outlets here on the mainland.Clerks know little of the technology they push on the public. When a
problem arises from one of these devices I am usually referred to an archaic
reference on the net not someone close at hand. America has lost its edge in
many areas. Clearly most Americans no longer have the mental tools to compete
with foreign populations in the technologic realm. Technology, paradoxically,
has eroded intellect in a society already on the skids educationally,
culturally and morally. Those who are not cognizant of the world around them
are easily misled and manipulated. In
the event this was the ambition of those who created this environment then they
Baltimore City is mired in
criminality both in and outside the government. Violence over the Memorial Day
weekend hit record levels for this holiday. With nine dead and more than thirty
shot, no one is safe on its sidewalks or streets. The month of May saw
forty-three murders. Directly attributable to this uptick in violence is the
Mayor’s approach to street ruffians and thugs. Stephanie Rawlings-Blake softer
stance on crime, since the death of Freddie Gray, has generated this newest
stream of violence. Arrests in some sections of the city are down more than 50
percent with crime hovering at record levels. Police have been denigrated to a
point they fear for their lives. Those attempting to make arrests have found themselves
besieged by neighborhood thugs surrounding their vehicles. Baltimore has
descended into anarchy with the blessings of its progressive management.
Descriptions of hoodlums openly carrying guns in certain sections of city have
generated media attention. If there ever was a movie script to write it would
be “Escape from Baltimore.”
Gang violence continues
unabated throughout the cavernous streets and crevices of this city in decline.
Police are reticent in Baltimore and around the country to move against the
criminal element. Assassinations of our finest are on the rise. Scum have made
open threats against police on social media and in confrontations on the
streets. Police unions are seeing members leave for calmer circumstances
outside the cities. Shallow government officials have generally sided with the
thugs such as in Baltimore. After Freddie Grey’s untimely death Baltimore
City’s Mayor and State’s Attorney pandered to the rioters. Police watched as
the worst in society were given a free hand to loot, burn and victimize at
their leisure. Presently crime is so bad all who come to Baltimore are at risk.
As a resident of Maryland I have witnessed government officials at their worst.
Vain, egocentric and misdirected these individuals lack the moral clarity and
intellectual fire power to manage the domains to which they were elected.
Baltimore’s mayor reflects the latter description. As long as she is in charge
Baltimore’s future will be bleak. Perhaps in the next election cycle someone of
worth will be elected. Stay tuned.
Mark Davis MD, author of
Demons of Democracy. President of Davis Media and Writing Services. www.daviswritingservices.com.
Criminality: progressives new approach to crime
Justice in Maryland is no
longer based on facts, procedures or the rule of law. Instead this profoundly
blue state has moved beyond the realm of civilized society. Mob rule has
instilled itself both on the streets and in the government that empowers the
criminal element. Recent riots in Maryland’s largest city, Baltimore, display a
city at the mercy of nocuous politicians and an uncivil electorate that
supports them. Border to border Baltimore is a city that bleeds daily. Listed
as one of the most violent in the “World” little has been done to stem the
blood flow from those who are being victimized. Contrary to rational mindset the
police not the looters, arsonists, drug dealers and murderers have become the
focus of the problems razing Baltimore. In the aftermath of Freddie Gray’s
death the city became a virtual war zone. Under the auspices of Mayor Stephanie
Rawlings-Blake police were told to stand down allowing street violence to
become unhinged. The few arrested were either released quickly or given lighter
charges than their actions deserved. In essence criminality was debased leaving
in its wake lawlessness condoned by City Hall.
Left wing pundits jumped
at the chance to knock the police. Guilty was their verdict before the charges
dried on paper concerning Freddie Gray’s death. President Obama gave another of
his diversity lectures as Hillary Clinton claimed mass arrests should stop. Both
were far afield of the problems which engineered the riots of those days. In
their minds and others of the same ilk crime should be decriminalized. That is,
actions of thugs and street vermin should be looked upon as exercises in
redefined freedoms not criminal activity. With recent riots in other cities few
were arrested and fewer appropriately charged. Progressives trumped law and
order relinquishing the responsible from the guilt of their actions. Worse police
were given a black eye by those who should be backing them most, government
officials. Politicians in Maryland and elsewhere allowing mob rule have set a
precedent. In the event the judicial system does not side with those on the
streets looting, arson and other crimes should be expected. Why? Because those
who want to move up the food chain granted them the right to riot uninhibited
by the men and women in blue. Police should reconsider their positions in
hotbeds of hate towards them such as Baltimore. Let the mob govern themselves.
This is what they want and deserve.
Baltimore has been a
tinderbox for many years waiting for the right moment to combust. That moment
came when Freddie Gray died. His horrific death came while he was in police
custody. As a result of this senseless tragedy emotions of city residents could
not be contained. Many took to the streets in peaceful protests. Unfortunately
many more used this as an opportunity to loot, vandalize and pillage throughout
the city. http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/28/us/baltimore-riots/index.html Baltimore
police were overwhelmed with the level of hostility embedded in the crowds
confronting them. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake assuaged the mobs by requesting
the police stand back allowing looters to destroy private property. She later
back tracked on this policy when interviewed by the media noting her statements
were taken out of context. City Hall and the police have been at odds
concerning policing techniques for years. The current mayor has brought this
controversy to a new level. Mayor Blake’s soft stance on crime and her
inadequate support for the police have contributed to the riots now taking
place in Baltimore.
Over the last several days
life in Baltimore has come to a near standstill. The media’s false assumption that
Mr. Gray’s death is responsible for all the chaos now viewed nightly is naïve
at best. Baltimore has had an epidemic of crime for decades. Though city
officials and the left wing press attempt to hide Baltimore’s problems behind
smiling faces the facts bear out it is one of the most dangerous cities in
America. http://www.examiner.com/article/baltimore-unsafe-at-any-speed After many nights of violent protests Baltimore’s
Mayor finally conceded she could not manage the rioting that touched her city.
She requested Governor Larry Hogan to call up the National Guard. Governor
Hogan immediately called the Guard into force wondering aloud why Mayor Blake
waited until the city was immersed in chaos. Resources from other jurisdictions
within and outside Maryland have also agreed to help in the effort to quell the
rioting. These protectors of the public must ask themselves is the risk worth
Interviewed on the streets
protesters provide various views why violence has erupted in their city. Some
of their reasoning is amorphous and garbled.Others note police have no respect for community members therefore the
violence is necessary to shake them up. From this perspective looting is the
prime objective not police brutality as their leaders have stated.Hostilities
will not abate as along as the Mayor and City Council pander to those who
commit crimes. Many believe agitators have come a distance to push their own
agenda: which is complete disruption of city services. If that is the case they
did not need to do much. Arrests have been kept to minimum to curry favor with
the rioters. Mayor Blake needs to get her act together or Baltimore will become
the Detroit of the East Coast.
Mark Davis MD, President
of Davis Writing Services. Author of Demons of Democracy and Obamacare: Dead on
Arrival, A Prescription for Disaster.
Bad news travels fast.
Hillary Clinton, the immortal, has entered the fray for the 2016 Democrat
The dust from Hillary’s last attempt has not fully settled into the shadows,
yet her second run is fully underway. On this go around her focus is to connect
with the common man. The latter is so comical one must partition reality from
the factual insanity from which it is derived. Hillary has stepped away from
the rarified domain in which she lives to give the appearance she cares about
the “little people.” Her announcement came in the form of a website release not
in a gathering of prospective voters. Her last news conference was a disaster.
No one can blame her for staying miles away from the nearest journalist.
Hillary will take her campaign on the road to small venues with pre-selected
audiences. Her admirers will flood the media with positive attributions but
those at a distance will question the very basis of her candidacy. With few
competitors on the Democrat side vying for the nomination Mrs. Clinton appears
to have a clear path to her goal. Yet the drum beats for more balance in her
party and we may soon see others of note enter the political cauldron.
Hillary Clinton craves
power, prestige and most of all money. During her tenure as Secretary of State
many suspect she padded her own pockets via the Clinton Foundation. While
representing American interests in the Middle East her Foundation took in large
sums from countries less than friendly to the United States. Some believe a
quid pro quo was involved. She had defended the work of the Foundation yet the
stench of duplicity surrounds her and the private foundation that bears her
Equally as bad was Hillary’s
management of emails during her reign as Secretary of State. Hillary, similar
to Obama, believes she is above regulations and laws which govern the rest of
us. When the Benghazi Committee requested her emails none were forthcoming.
Why? She utilized a private computer server instead of one issued to her as
Secretary of State. These recent revelations were made worse when it was
discovered that her private server emails were erased. Hillary has refused to
turn over this server. This controversy will not abate as the 2016 campaign
moves forward. What is Hillary trying to hide?
With Hillary’s current
attempts to galvanize support for a very iffy presidential campaign the
public’s introspective eye will follow her everywhere.http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/politicsnow/la-pn-hillary-clinton-campaign-iowa-2016-20150414-story.html
The Clintons represent a time that has passed. Each of them is saddled with
burdens decades old which haunts every appearance they make. Though Hillary has
no real competition from potential Democrat rivals Martin O’Malley and Joseph
Biden inspirational voices on the Republican side may drown hers out. The shock
of Mrs. Clinton attempting to relate to the “common man” defines exactly who
she is. She is a dispirited individual who will malign the system in any manner
which brings her closer to the Oval Office. I believe she is misreading the
political tea leaves. Her candidacy is doomed from the start because its
foundations are layered with paper not cement. For an extremely intelligent
woman she appears to move through life with blinders on. When the going gets
tough she will abandon her presidential ambitions and return to presenting half-hearted
speeches at $450,000 each. Until then her universe of one may end sooner than
later for a presidential run that was never meant to be.
Mark Davis MD, President
of Davis Writing Services. Author of Demons of Democracy, Obamacare: Dead on
Arrival, A Prescription for Disaster and the forthcoming book: Sexual
Predilections of the Political Mind.
Nightmares never leave us.
Attached to our psyches they wait for the signal to remerge. As a child coming
of age in the 1960s the fear of nuclear annihilation was ever present in the
media. This fear was represented by nuclear mushroom clouds expanding across
placid skies. Reality clashed with this hypothetical when Russian missile
placements were observed on the island of Cuba. President Kennedy, fearing the
worst, took immediate action to diffuse this communist nation’s encroachment
into the Western Hemisphere. Without this strong President’s leadership the beginnings
of World War Three would have been a few steps away. Fifty years later this
country is once again battling for its future.
Scattered across the
Iranian landscape are dozens of facilities established for one end purpose, enrichment
of Uranium for bombs.http://www.jpost.com/International/Die-Welt-Iran-building-rocket-bases-in-Venezuela
Utilizing nearly 20,000 centrifuges Iranian workers are closing in on their
ultimate goal. America, not fully cognizant of Iran’s weapons status, is
blindly negotiating a treaty to curtail a program that may have already come to
fruition. John Kerry, the present Secretary of State, back stabbed his fellow
Vietnam Vets during his formative years by testifying against them before
Congress. Trust is not one of Kerry’s strong points. Forty years later he is
the lead negotiator for a treaty with Iran. With a lack of transparency Kerry
and Obama have released little on the framework of this proposed treaty. Speculation
is Obama desperately wants this treaty no matter who he throws under the
literal bus. In the event this is a legacy moment for the Commander-in-Chief he
has failed. Instead Obama is writing an epitaph for the America he hates and
the Israel he loathes.
Reports of Iranian missile
placements in Venezuela have been carried by foreign news sources. http://www.jpost.com/International/Die-Welt-Iran-building-rocket-bases-in-Venezuela
American media has been quiescent on this subject. Once operational these missiles
could reach continental United States in a matter of minutes. With Iran’s rapid
development of fissionable material these missiles could be tipped with
warheads which can decimate American cities on a whim. Essentially the Cuban
Missile crisis has come to the 21st century. Obama, oblivious to the
Constitution, does not have the courage to invoke the Monroe Doctrine. Striking
are the differences in leadership between John Kennedy and Barack Obama.
Kennedy led us away from a nuclear holocaust. Obama is leading us towards one. Perhaps
that was the plan from day one. When Obama took the oath of office in 2009 he
swore to uphold the Constitution and defend America. From this small perch
Obama’s real motives were to dismantle American institutions, traditions and its
industrial base. He is on his way to succeeding with these goals. My recommendation
is build a Civil Defense shelter because Iran and others are coming our way.
Discrimination is an aperture through which we perceive variances in people, actions, institutions and traditions. Through subtle differentiation choices are made which solidify which routes we take on our paths from alpha to omega. Choices made may not always be fair and well considered but they must be brought to fruition or we stand still. Inherent risks in life embody this discriminatory function for without it life would be the same for all of us.
On March 17th a
country two thirds the size of Maryland chose to stay with its current leader
Benjamin Netanyahu. With the votes finally tallied Netanyahu and his Likud party
overwhelming beat back Isaac Herzog and the Zionist Union. Ironically America’s
left of the left press had Herzog winning by a considerable margin. American
media misrepresented the will of Israel’s majority with stories fabricated to
negate Netanyahu’s popularity at home. Some media outlets chose to distort exit
polls perhaps in an attempt to discourage late voters as it does in this
country. In the aftermath the Jewish State solidified behind a leader whose
message is consistent: Israel must and will survive regardless of external
forces attempting to undermine the nation.
Reports have circulated
that American tax dollars were spent by the Obama Administration to subvert the
Israeli election. These news reports indicatedpeople close to Obama established themselves in some manner or form in
Israel with a singular purpose to bring Netanyahu down. Their failure brought a
certain level of consternation to a White House already in disarray over
Netanyahu’s recent presentation before Congress. Not to be out maneuvered by
the Prime Minister our narcissus-in-chief waited 24 hours then revealed his
newest plan to bring Israel to its knees. Obama’s hate for the Jewish State has
no bounds. Under consideration are potential plans to weaken America’s close relationship
with Israel which has lasted seven decades. In the end nothing will change
except the man in the White House.
America’s foreign policy
has been chaotic since Obama took office.
Present negotiations with
Iran, to slow their nuclear weapons development, will only forestall for a
brief period an outcome inevitable under current treaty discussions. Netanyahu
brought this message to Congress. Yet President Obama chided the Prime Minister’s
speech deriding its contents as unhelpful to current exchanges with Iranian
leadership. In reality Obama stopped listening to the very people who have
insight into the Iranian terrorist regime.
difficulty grasping who the aggressors are and who are America’s friends is
obvious. Worse he believes loosening sanctions against Iran to placate them
will expedite an arms treaty. The road President Obama and Secretary Kerry are
pursuing is disastrous for this country and Israel. Further it may set the
seeds for war because Iran cannot be trusted to follow the tenets of any
negotiated treaty. Instead any solution generated by politicians will guarantee
a nuclear Iran.
President Obama is
considering a beach front property in Hawaii for his post White House days. In
this compound he will be safe from any attack by Iran on mainland USA. He will be
able to sit back and watch the mushroom clouds form. As Barack looks to the
left at Michelle he will note that Netanyahu was right. Iran cannot be trusted.
Mark Davis MD, author of
Demons of Democracy and Obamacare: Dead on Arrival, A Prescription for
Disaster. President of Davis Writing Services.
Lust for power, prestige
and green should be essential components of any profile on Hillary Clinton. With
her sights set on the Oval Office coronation to the thrown is the only element
lacking in her resume. Last week the real Hillary Clinton once again displayed
her true face. As in previous episodes of her life she came out fighting when
accused of withholding subpoenaed information from investigating Congressional
committees. Transaction of information through government servers remains the
property of Uncle Sam, yet not for Hillary. While Secretary of State her work
related emails were channeled through a private server neatly tucked away in
one of her many homes. When asked at a news conference why she did not use a
government server Hillary explained it was a matter of convenience. This
distortion of reality was compounded by her destruction of the very emails
sought by investigators. A classical Clinton maneuver took place here. Since
her emails were on a private server there were no “government” retained emails
to give over to Congress, as requested by their subpoena. Unknown to nearly everyone
Hillary retained over 50,000 emails. Once this fact surfaced charges of perjury
and criminality were thrown her way. Rhetorical nonsense from her recent press
briefing concerning these emails did not fool anyone and went a long way to
hurt her chances in 2016. http://www.examiner.com/article/rise-and-fall-of-an-american-queen
Contrary to glowing
reports in left wing media Hillary’s portfolio of achievements can be summated
on a single sheet of paper. During her short tenure in the Senate Hillary’s
mark on legislation that became law was infinitesimal. When a colleague would
introduce legislation to cut taxes invariably she would be the first on line to
vote no. Hillary’s lack of knowledge of
political dynamics in the Middle East was evident in her voting record. This is
exemplified by her vote against the surge. Her ineffective record in the Senate
was evident throughout her years in office. As Secretary of State she turned
her head away from the revolutionaries who ignited the Arab Spring. These
actions contributed to reinforcing theocracy not democracy in those volatile
countries. Numerous voices have insinuated that her time as Department
Secretary was spent feathering her own nest. The Clinton foundation took tens
of millions from countries which she had direct influence over. In the event
there was a quid pro quo we may never know. http://shark-tank.com/2014/12/07/rubio-hillary-clinton-chief-architect-failed-obama-foreign-policy/#
Mrs. Clinton is no mere anomaly
in the leftist World. Driven by arrogance and a smug self-righteous attitude she
has achieved distinction by being the Kardashian of the political class. Just
being there, she believes, entitles her to the ultimate crown in the United
States. Hillary has forgotten her history. America threw off the yoke of its
king and queen centuries ago. No one is ready for another spin with a monarchy.
Hillary’s campaign is stumbling and not ready for prime time. She needs to go back
to square one and learn humility before returning to a World that moved passed
her long ago.
History has a way of
recycling on itself. With the adoption of the Declaration of Independence the
colonies threw off the yoke of the English Monarchy centuries ago. Expectations
were the evolving nation would remain a democracy for generations to come. The
blood of millions sanctified this promise through the years. Yet as history
moved forward the lessons that it taught grew cold with time. Twenty-first
century politics have awakened the ghosts of the past. A few politicians
believe they have an absolute right of ascension to the highest circles in government.
This self-righteous elitism may be drawn from name recognition they garnered
based on those who came before them. Most open about her prior connections to
the White House is Hillary Clinton. Mrs. Clinton apparently believes she should
be crowned queen of the United States. This delusion is continuously reinforced
in her speeches and interviews. Now her coronation appears in doubt.From the darkness information has arisen that
Mrs. Clinton may have subverted American law. Worse she may have used her
government position to raise funds for the Clinton Foundation.
While conducting business
as the Secretary of State Mrs. Clinton was legally responsible to use
government email systems not personal accounts. Believing she is beyond
reproach and the law she hid over fifty thousand emails from Congressional
committees who subpoenaed her government records not aware at the time other
accounts existed. As this information developed the whitewash quickly began.
Her former State Department colleagues jumped into the fray to help with damage
control. Current Secretary of State John Kerry also stated he would review the
matter thoroughly. The outcome for these reviews are all but assured to go
Hillary’s way. Can this vast load of emails shed light on the following
questions? What did Hillary really know about Benghazi? Did she raise money for
the Clinton Foundation in a manner not befitting her former office? Did she
pass classified material through her private accounts hence undermining United
States Interests? Mrs. Clinton’s activities may have been above board, yet they
need to be measured against the truth. American people deserve an independent
accounting of Hillary’s recently uncovered activities.Why? Because this heir to the throne must be
vetted before the nation makes another mistake as occurred in the prior 2
America is starving for
leadership. Weakness has been the center piece of the Obama Administration.
Lacking backbone and a clear vision for this country President Obama has
faltered on the international stage and at home. Current political philosophy
trends away from democratic principles towards a vacuum of logic denying the
reality before us. Recently Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel,
awoke this sleeping giant to the threatening surge of terrorism which could
reach ours shores soon. His intuitive speech to Congress was not only elegant
and informative it pointed to an enemy that is engulfing large segments of the
Middle East. For over forty minutes the Prime Minister described the true
nature of terrorism which in recent times has killed thousands including many
Americans. Those lucky enough to be seated before him were provided with
spectacular glimpse of a war we should and must become involved. He noted the
face of the enemy has many names yet one goal to devour all those who oppose
their religious extremism. Netanyahu’s primary mission on American soil may
have come with a personal price to himself here and at home. Yet he felt the
moral imperative to state his case. Netanyahu noted any agreement with Iran, to
stop their nuclear program, would end in a catastrophe for both our nations.
Sadly, too many, did not heed the call to listen to his words. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/03/02/netanyahu-iran-speech-why-it-important-for-congress-to-at-least-listen-to/
President Obama, in the
aftermath of Netanyahu’s speech, was resolute that his negotiations with Iran
would proceed. He is oblivious to numerous indicators that his efforts would
fail badly. As sponsors of terrorism globally Iran has displayed it wants war
over diplomacy. Leadership is not Obama’s
strong point. Blindly pursuing a negotiated path with this rogue nation is
incongruous with the terroristic reality that lies before this country. The
underpinnings of weak leadership in the present Administration have driven this
nation in the wrong direction providing our enemies with an edge at the expense
of our friends. When the United States could have made a difference in the
Middle East Obama’s silence was deafening. As ISIS and its affiliates engulf
large sections of this area they are aware of their friend in the White House. Netanyahu
is a World leader bent on protecting his country from any and all enemies that
comes to their gates. Obama’s inclination is antithetically different. He
invites the enemy in to dismantle the infrastructure of a nation that has shed
too much blood in war. http://nypost.com/2015/03/01/why-obamas-iran-deal-is-a-path-to-war/
Leadership is pivotal to successful nation building and its defense. America is
devoid of leadership. Yet for a moment in time everyone stood still as a real
leader addressed Congress.
Today America viewed a real leader as Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before a join session of America's Congress. The speech given was one President Obama should have delivered years ago. Instead Obama hid outside the Congressional dome on a bogus excuse which will echo next to his name for generations. Never Again. Let those words ring through Obama's small brain and those who would do harm to Jews and others anywhere and everywhere. Americans are not cowards. Yet Obama portrays us as those we are. We must hold up one mighty fist in the wind indicating to terrorists that America is united with Israel from today into eternity.
As the nation mourns its
loss of democracy President Obama moves closer to fascism. Disinclined to reign
within constitutional limits Obama exploits a lame Congress that enables him
through their silence. Mesmerized by the President’s consolidation of power a
willing media denigrates anyone bold enough to criticize him. Moving forward on
multiple fronts simultaneous the Administration is challenging anyone or group
to stop them. Expansive immigration through the southern border was emboldened
by a recent Executive Order. Millions who crossed “illegally” were given legal
basis to stay on American soil and collect an array of entitlements. Congress
responded by withholding funds from Homeland Security so this Order could not
be implemented. The tug of war on immigration was taken out of Congressional
hands by 2 dozen states that challenged Obama’s edict in federal court. In
powerful overtones Obama declared he was right and would veto any legislation
attempting to curtail his efforts in this area. Essentially establishing the
basis for a dictatorship the President is pursuing a path which failed for a
thousand who came before him.
Implicit in Obama’s
overreach is control. Manifestations of this control can now be seen in the
President’s latest gambit, Internet control. Unelected officials in the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) have empowered themselves to usurp the net from
the public with 331 pages of regulations. Similar to Obamacare no one was
allowed to review this FCC doctrine until after the vote of the commissioners. Reportedly
every facet of Internet use from the provider to the end user will have some
form of control. Whatever the final outcome we can surmise Obama’s henchman
will dictate how we interact on the net and who we connect with. Information
flow which is now free could be taxed ad nauseam. Perhaps all users will need
licenses to hook in. Tyrants want control. Their first step is to limit weapons
in the hands of the masses. Second is information control. With these two
elements in place internal security takes over. My concern, which might be a
stretch, will Obama attempt to suspend the next election allowing him to remain
in office. History recycles on itself. With a lame Congress and a docile
population the backdoor for Obama’s retention in office may not be as absurd as
it sounds. President Rambo has been unstoppable so far. Will anyone step up to
the plate and state the obvious?
Leonard Nimoy died today, age 83. Cause of death COPD. This cultural icon participated in a range of activities which brought millions closer to him. His last post on Twitter was February 23, 2015. He will be missed. LLAP.
America is under siege by
its own president. Every official action by President Obama has diminished the
country in some fashion or manner. The nation’s cultural identity has been
wiped away by grossly misdirected Executive Orders and left of the left
legislation. Worse, the President has betrayed the very people who elevated him
to the Oval Office. With no intent to carry out the Presidential Oath, sworn
during two inaugural events, Obama has crippled the nation’s institutions,
industries and international efforts. The following is the contents of the oath
he pushed aside for a darker agenda. “I
do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of
President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve,
protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Evidence is crystal clear Obama has overstepped his constitutional authority.
Worse he has fraudulently used his authorities to enable those external to the
borders of the United States to threaten this nation’s sovereignty.
Consequences of Administrative
policies can be viewed in the amassed toll they have taken on this nation. With
the swipe of a pen our southern border disappeared. Poorly managed withdrawal
of troops from the Middle East helped to give birth to ISIS. Obama’s hate for
the military is so profound he ordered its dismemberment leaving the nation
vulnerable to attack. The federal Attorney General’s office has been used to divide
the races and circumvent established law. Blatant misuse of federal funds,
deepening the nation’s debt by trillions, swamps future generations with enormous
pay backs. A lame Congress has not checked Obama’s advances on our society.
They sit on their hands as he continues his chaotic mismanagement of this
nation. Time has come to rein in Obama’s assault on society. Any other person
who previously held this office would have been brought before Congress with
the portent of impeachment as an outcome. Disgustingly weak men and women
inhabit the halls of the legislative branch of government. America can no
longer afford the luxury of time as the country falls further into the pit of
depravity. The nation is waiting for action from the new Congress. Let us hope
the fire that brought them into power still exists, if not we will be in for
rough waters ahead.http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/18554-obama-opens-borders-releases-illegal-immigrants-into-u-s