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Philip Dru Administrator, book review

Book Review: Philip Dru Administrator by Edward Mandell House Would you like an idea of what the Liberals have been planning since the early 20th Century? Philip Dru, Administrator is an easy read; it's free to acquire online; and it shows you how the Left envisioned their ideal utopia to function. Written in...

Facebook makes you dance to dispute a fact-check

  Granted Absolution by the Omniscient Fact-Checkers and I was Grateful I was recently fact-checked on Facebook for the first time. Surprisingly, I have actually never been fact-checked before – unbelievable, I know. I have had posts and comments turned into the Facebook police and told that my post violated community standards, but today was my first bona fide fact-check....

Will this be the most anti-American Independence Day yet?

Will This Be The Most Anti-American Independence Day Yet? | Opinion BRYAN GRIFFINON 7/1/21 AT 6:00 AM EDT   We are just a few days from the Fourth of July, and many who bear witness to current cultural trends are asking the obvious question: are we in for the most anti-American Independence Day yet? While some...

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? book review

Book Review: Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? by Richard J. Maybury How many times have you gone into a store and noticed the price of something has increased? It happens all the time. For that matter, I can remember listening to my grandmother tell me about her experiences when...

Blacklisted by History book review

Book Review: Blacklisted by History by M. Stanton Evans What if I told you that what you think you know about Senator Joe McCarthy and his investigations into Communists working in the United States government was wrong? The conventional image of the Senator from Wisconsin is of a bully, a liar,...

Is It Time to Cancel Darwin?

Is It Time to Cancel Darwin? Today’s society is hyper-sensitive to anything that is or was, racist. The perception of racism is so “critical” that we have to change our lexicon (no more “Brown Bag Lunch”); forego long-established disciplines (Mathematics, for instance); abstain from the masterpieces (Shakespeare, Mozart, and others); even “climate change” and...

Ross Spano at the Republican Party of Hillsborough

We were thrilled to have Congressman Ross Spano as our Guest Speaker at the July Monthly Meeting! For those who missed our HCREC Meeting here is the audio of this great presentation and good Q&A.  Guests, be sure to join our next meeting on the second Thursday of each month.  

Hillsborough County Republican Chair urges you to contact your Senators

Jim Waurishuk Re-elected as Chair of Hillsborough Republican Party

Jordan Kirkland - December 19th, 2018 Tuesday night, Hillsborough County Republican Party Chairman, Jim Waurishuk, a retired USAF Colonel, solidified and consolidated his power through 2020 with Tuesday night’s unanimous re-election victory as party Chairman. Waurishuk, a staunch and loyal Trump supporter, is considered by many Republican leaders and insiders across the state as one of the...

'Tis The Season

Thank You Hillsborough Republicans

DeSantis 4 Governor-The Clear Choice

Florida Leaders Celebrating DeSantis' Win

Florida Democrats & Business Leaders Want to Pick Your Pockets to Line Theirs

Florida Democrats & Business Leaders Want to Pick Your Pockets to Line Theirs   Impact of a Governor Gillum Coupled with the Hillsborough Funded for Tampa Transportation Tax on the County     By Mike Kersmarki   Some thoughts on the Impact of a Governor...

Veterans Step Up with Ron DeSantis Hurricane Relief Collection 09 Oct 2018

Veterans Lean Forward in the Wake of Hurricane Michael   Veterans Join with Fellow Veteran Ron DeSantis to Help Those in Potential Need   by Jim Waurishuk Colonel, USAF (Ret.) Chairman   In Florida we know all too well that hurricanes have...

Capitalism v. Socialism 

Capitalism v. Socialism — Why Democrats Will Fail in November.   Tuesday’s Judge Kavanaugh Hearings Make This Cartoon Especially Relevant. CREDIT: Benson via ArcMax    ...

Democrats & Media Monkeying Around With Florida Gubernatorial Race

By Mike Kersmarki   On the far left, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. On the right, Republican Ron DeSantis. PHOTO CREDIT: Miami Herald   The general-election race for governor has barely...

Multiplying Negatives Does Not Always Make a Positive

By Mike Kersmarki   Ronald Reagan’s iconic 11th commandment to “not speak ill of any fellow Republican” is meaningless without context. And such historical reflection is especially relevant in the current Republican primary, a viciously divisive clash that has overwhelmed and angered the average GOP voter with weeks of negative campaigning.  

Hillsborough County Republican Party Chairman Rebukes Negative Campaign Paraphernalia

GOP Hopes to Turn Trump Rally Excitement into Army of Volunteers

GOP Hopes to Turn Trump Rally Excitement into Army of Volunteers     By Guyann Bracken-Fay Executive Director Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee   President Trump’s recent hugely successful rally at the Fairgrounds, like any such event, needed a lot of work behind the scenes.  ...

Tampa Trump Rally & Bill Signing Huge Success

By Don Henderson     Tampa Trump Rally and Bill Signing Huge Success   From start to finish the effort on the part played by the Hillsborough County Republican Party (HREC) was admirable and praiseworthy, as they had the honor of welcoming our President, Donald J. Trump, to Hillsborough County.

Hillsborough County Gang of 5

By Mike Kersmarki   Just like some Republican Congressional leaders have lost touch with many Americans on stopping the immigration madness, the GOP’s five Hillsborough County Commissioners are now out of step with grassroots Republicans AND Democrats. The commission’s Republicans all voted in July to enable a voter referendum this November that would make future...

Colin Kaepernik and the Communist Left

by Jeremiah Fortson The objective is to harm the NFL as a business, and it is succeeding.  


by Jeremiah Fortson    Who is Antifa, The KKK, Black Lives Matter, The Nazi’s, Skin Heads, and The American Media, Occupy Wall Street? Why they are all members of the Democrat Party.

The Truth About Charlottesville and The Universal Left

by Jeremiah Fortson       What Charlottesville Virginia was about is that most of the American People want the statues to be left alone.  


by Catherine Starnes    When I was growing up, I loved achieving, competing and learning. My first hero was my conservative Christian father who fought in World War II. 


by Steve Emerson     I became a Republican because our sitting Vice President, Al Gore, and the Democrat National Committee (DNC) colluded to suppress the vote of 1,420 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines during the election of 2000.


by Ryan Love     Along with my three brothers, I grew up in a small Iowa town back in the 70s and 80s. Despite the turbulent times of Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan, politics never entered into any of our family discussions. In fact, politics never became a big deal for...


by Mike Kersmarki        To me, being a Republican has always been an easy call. It’s my life and I should have the freedom to decide how to live it. These choices belong to me, not some faceless, unelected bureaucrat in Washington.


By Earick Ward       If you believe in God, you might be a Republican. If you believe that your Rights are inherent (in that they come from God), and not granted by Government, you might be a Republican.


by Don Henderson            Raised in the home of a college history professor, I learned very early in life the differences between conservatism, liberalism, socialism, communism, and the other “isms”. It was very clear that only one of these “isms” aligned with our values, standards and principles – Conservatism.

Georgia’s Handel Singlehandedly Destroys the Democratic Party

The election was widely seen as an early test of whether Democrats can leverage the resistance to President Donald Trump to flip traditionally Republican districts. By Colonel Jim Waurishuk, USAF (Ret.)

Shooting Only a Symptom of Left’s Threat to Free Speech

by Mike Kersmarki                                             www.medium.com USA TODAY: ‘It’s time to destroy Trump & Co.’: Scalise shooter raged on Facebook


by Jeremiah Fortson If you are anything like I was in mid June of 1991, at which time I was a 34 year old Black American male living in the 3rd ward of Houston, Texas, in a...

Secretary Tillerson Remarks to Conference for Prosperity and Security in Central America…

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addresses the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami.

Qatar and U.S. Security Policy, a Complicated Challenge for the U.S.

by Col. Jim Waurishuk USAF (Ret.) As the Gulf states cut ties with Qatar, Trump stands his ground on terror influence, and the impact of the consequences take hold…

Musings Of a Black Conservative

by Jeremiah Fortson    Have You Thought About This?  Why it is that the Republican Party is the sole Party in power of the U.S. Government, the House, the Senate, the Presidency and the Judicial Branch of the Government?  Throughout the entire government, Republicans are the majority, yet the...

Pay Attention to the Bigger Story – its Impact has Grave National Security Consequences

by Col. Jim Waurishuk USAF (Ret.) U.S. Contractor arrested after leak of NSA documents on Russia hacking against the November Election …

Back Channel Communications – A Method of Statesmanship as Old as Diplomacy Itself

by Colonel Jim Waurishuk USAF (Ret.) The use of back channel communications outside of the normal foreign policy apparatus is hardly unprecedented, either in the annals of diplomatic history and diplomacy, and even more specifically as it applies to U.S.-Russian relations. 


by Jeff Lukens     I often think about Bob Seger's song 'Against the Wind.' To be a change agent, we must be running 'against the wind,' both culturally and politically. As conservatives, it is what we are called to do.  


by Jeremiah Fortson   Will We Ever Get Rid of This "Government Shutdown Bilge"?


by Lt.Col Steve Emerson USMC (Ret.)    In Iraq, on 14 April 2004, Lance Corporal Jason Duham jumped on a grenade and saved the lives of three Marines....


 by Brooke O'Neill Emery Though I don’t know your name And I have never seen your face

Damaging Leaks Continue out of the U.S. Intelligence Community

by Col. Jim Waurishuk USAF (Ret.) The level of displeasure has reached the Prime Minister with PM Theresa May saying she will raise the issue with President Trump directly, telling him "that intelligence that is shared between our law enforcement agencies and intelligence organizations must remain secure.


by Jeff Lukens     The United States is the most dynamic and powerful nation in world history.  No major issue of global peace or stability can be...

Naming of a Special Counsel, how to Proceed and the Subsequent Consequences

by Colonel Jim Waurishuk, USAF (Ret.) What we should know and be looking for in the forthcoming Special Counsel investigation...  


  by Jeremiah Fortson Always I have loved you, from the time I understood your words, to when I was way too young to remember the terrible time you had keeping me alive.     


By Lloyd Marcus A few days ago, I caught Trump's speech to the Building Trades Unions National Legislative Conference.  In a nutshell, Trump vowed to fix the job-killing, out-of-control, crazy regulations harming businesses.  Trump said, "One of my first acts as president was to stop one of the...

Obama Sought NSA Intelligence on Thousands of Americans

by Col. Jim Waurishuk USAF (Ret.) According to the latest research and analysis, during his final year in office, President Obama's team significantly expanded efforts to search NSA intercepts for information about American citizens...


by Jeremiah Fortson      As a young 22 year old Black Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps, I was very angry at whom I thought then was a Great President - Jimmy Carter.


from www.rmblackconservatives.com It is true that the fascists are making their mark in America.


‘It Was An Invasion’: How Hungary Managed To Erase Illegal Immigration In Just A Few Months  by Jacob Bojesson                     www.dailycaller.com BUDAPEST, Hungary — When other countries welcomed refugees with open arms, Hungary decided it was time to eradicate illegal...


by Col. Jim Waurishuk (ret.) Since the end of the Cold War, the paradox and perception of North Korea by the United States has been that of both a constant threat and a continual joke — with its leaders being the source of as much fear for the American public as derision.

How The Left Is Changing the Meaning of Words to Reduce Freedom -- The Phrase "Incite Violence"

April 27, 2017, 9:59 am                 from  www.coyoteblog.com A surprising number of folks on the Left of late seem to be advocating for restrictions on free speech -- Howard Dean is among the latest.  One of the arguments they use is that, they say, it is illegal in one's speech...


Reality-based Pragmatism – a rational approach to a rapidly deteriorating world by  Colonel Jim Waurishuk, USAF (Ret.)

Why LGBT People Should Be Conservative

by Theryn Meyer

U.S. Resolve and Options for Effective Leadership Change in Syria

Understanding the dynamics of Syria’s Alawite government and its foreign external support provides an impetus for a practical solution … by  Colonel Jim Waurishuk, USAF (Ret.)

WHAT'S HAPPENINIG IN TALLAHASSEE? Let your Senate and House members hear from YOU.

https://legiscan.com/FL What happens in Tallahassee affects you here at home.  The Government is YOU.  Give them a call.


By Michael A. Thiac Cops are pulling back and yes, “women and minorities” will be "hardest hit."


by John Hinderaker     from Powerlineblog  It is increasingly clear that the battle over global warming consists of science on side, and politically-motivated dogma on the other. Ken Haapala of the Science and Environmental Policy Project offers historical context:

Spygate – Obama’s Political Abuse and Weaponizing of America’s Intelligence Capability

General Flynn wasn’t the only person unmasked and Susan Rice wasn’t the only person doing the unmasking and leaking, while at the same time the electronic surveillance of Americans was ratcheted up. by Colonel Jim Waurishuk, USAF (Ret.)

Nunes and Schiff: The Lone Ranger vs Marie Antoinette

The battle for the truth on the House Intelligence Committee investigation. By Colonel Jim Waurishuk, USAF (Ret.)    

“An Illumination of the Humanity of Law Enforcement Officers”

POLICE OFFICER/FILM MAKER PATRICK SHAVER CROSSES THE COUNTRY SHOWING FILM ABOUT OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTINGS! From www. America Outloud.com                                   By Lieutenant Randy Sutton


As we wait for the evidence, is it likely Obama spied on Trump and his team? By Colonel Jim Waurishuk

Why the Obama Administration’s “Unmasking” Americans and “Leaking” of Intel Are Acts of Political Warfare & Impetus for a Constitutional Crisis

Two major problems are afoot and must be resolved now; the unmasking and identifying of American’s names and the continued intelligence leaks. Both are criminal felony offenses. In the end, if this is not resolved, it may represent a Constitutional crisis. So what must be done? By  Colonel Jim Waurishuk ...

Be Bold

by Allen West Back in 1998 I was assigned to the 1st Battalion (Air Assault), 377th Field Artillery Regiment at Ft. Bragg as the Executive Officer, second in command. The Battalion was nicknamed the “Gunslingers”, and my call sign was Gunslinger 5. Ours was a unique mission in that we were a medium caliber, 155mm, cannon artillery unit whose mission...


#READTHEBILL   http://energycommerce.house.gov/sites/republicans.energycommerce.house.gov/files/documents/AmericanHealthCareAct.pdf?wpisrc=nl_daily202&wpmm=1    

On Women’s Day, Canada's First Lady, Sophie Gregorie Trudeau, Suggests Men Should Be Celebrated Too

Ottawa (AFP) – Yahoo reports that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife set off a social media firestorm on Tuesday, the eve of International Women's Day, by suggesting that men should be celebrated too.  https://www.yahoo.com/news/pm-trudeaus-wife-wants-celebrate-men-womens-day-020836419.html

Observations of a Black Guy at the Orlando Rally for Trump

by Lloyd Marcus                                                                              from The American Thinker I performed my original song, "We Are Americans," at the Orlando...

Obama Rogue Intelligence Operative Revealed & Resigns to Avoid Working Within Trump Intelligence Community

Nevertheless, their modus operandi remains in place to continue to target President Trump and those he has chosen to serve within his administration. By Colonel Jim Waurishuk


"From now on, America will be empowered by our aspirations – not burdened by our fears." -President Donald Trump TRANSCRIPT – Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and Citizens of America: Tonight, as we mark the conclusion...

Justice and "Social Justice" Are Two Very Different Things

by Gary Galles                                      www.mises.org/blog   Recently, Harvard political theorist Danielle Allen wrote in the Washington Post of “The most important phrase in the Pledge of Allegiance” — “with liberty and justice for all.”  Allen recognized that justice required “equality before the law” and that freedom exists “only when it is for everyone.” But she confused democracy...


By Joan Alagood BUILD TRUST.  SERVE THE PEOPLE.  INNOVATE.  PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST Café con Tampa hosted a wide ranging discussion about Hillsborough and Pinellas transportation ideas with guest speakers Sharon Calvert, Tom Rask and Barb Haselden Friday, February 17, at the Oxford Exchange. Most of the audience in the room was pro-transit - yet the three speakers...

Colonel Jim Waurishuk Challenges Opponents to Use Reason and Realism When Discussing Immigration and Sanctuary Cities

by Joan Alagood “You can’t solve problems based on false perceptions.” The Presidential Orders on Immigration and Sanctuary cities and counties were discussed at the Tampa Bay Tiger Bay Club’s sold-out, thought provoking exchange at the Ferguson Law Center in Tampa Friday, February 17. Colonel Waurishuk, USAF (ret.) and Hillsborough County Republican State Committeeman, challenged the views of Anna...

Obama’s Sinister Gang of Rogue Intelligence Appointees Broke the Law to Take-Out General Flynn

How did this happen? Moving forward, who is next and what is next for the Trump Administration and America? by Colonel Jim Waurishuk So what was going on between the two camps – outgoing Obama administration and the incoming Trump team, during the Presidential Transition period from November 9th 2016 thru January...

Race Relations and Law Enforcement

January 2015 • Volume 44, Number 1 •  by Jason L. RileyEditorial Board Member, Wall Street Journal The following is adapted from a speech delivered on January 30, 2015, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part of...

Happy 208th Birthday President Abraham Lincoln - Our First Republican President: Let's Set Revisionist History Straight

"Contrary to self-serving revisionist histories" (and falsehoods of the political Left,)  "the issue of slavery was the driving force of Lincoln's career. Lincoln was well aware of the ruinous effects of slavery on both moral and economic grounds."    I Am a Lincoln Republican  By Yervand Kochar    November 14, 2009

Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States – Trump’s Delayed Immigration Policy

Make No Mistake -- Radical Islamic Terrorists from Somalia, Iraq, Sudan, Yemen, Syria, Libyan, and Iran have Targeted and or Attacked Americans in the U.S. By Colonel Jim Waurishuk

New government audit reports: Islamic terrorists are operating in Mexican border towns

via Judicial Watch                 http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2017/01/govt-audit-elevated-terrorism-threat-u-s-mexico/ A new government audit confirms what Judicial Watch has been reporting for years, that Islamic terrorists are operating in Mexican border towns and infiltrating the United States to carry out attacks. In a report issued this month by the Texas Department of Public Safety,...

Book Review: Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America

By Jeff Lukens  

Mia Love's Powerful, Passionate Speech in Support of Innocent Human Life

by Matthew K. Burke @ politistick.com Republican Utah Congresswoman Mia Love spoke at the 44th annual March for Life on Friday in a powerfully impassioned plea for the support of innocent human life that should go down as one of the greatest pro-life speeches in history. WATCH Mia Love's Speech here:  https://youtu.be/aQQ2_B7oDe8 Surrounded by hundreds of thousands, Rep. Love told...

"Trump’s revolutionary act is a breeze of freedom on a sea of regulation."

by Judge Andrew Napolitano                  Fox News    https://youtu.be/J2vV0JD978g Within four hours of becoming president of the United States, Donald Trump signed an executive order intended to limit immediately the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) in ways that are revolutionary. With the stroke of a pen, the president assaulted the heart of the law that was...

The Left and Logic

by Elizabeth Smiley                              www.americanthinker.com           January 25, 2017 Why are progressive people so aggressive, compulsive, and nearsighted?  No doubt there are those on the other side, but to their credit, they tend to keep quieter about it.


Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years...

Wealthy Designers Refuse Service to Melania Trump — But You Have to Serve Everybody

by Caleb Verbois               https://mises.org/blog People magazine recently reported news that a number of prominent fashion designers have refused to work with Melania Trump because they do not approve of her, or more likely, her husband’s politics and language.


As Spoken in His Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speechby Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. December 10, 1964, Oslo, Norway


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Born January 15, 1929Assassinated April 4, 1968 "The...

JAN 9 - Alafia Rebublican Club Meeting

How George Soros Destroyed the Democratic Party

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. It was the end of the big year with three zeroes. The first X-Men movie had broken box office records. You couldn’t set foot in a supermarket without listening to Brittney Spears caterwauling, “Oops, I Did It Again.” And Republicans and...

Obama’s Secret Effort For His Final Betrayal of Israel

Trump Messages Netanyahu; “Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!” By Colonel Jim Waurishuk

Just Fireworks or Works?

With our soon-to-be Commander in Chief, we hold the promise of a GRRRREAT start to the New Year!  Our freedom and our security, our borders and our common sense, our care for our Veterans and our inner city dwellers, our new infrastructure and our respect in the...

History Shows How Rare and Valuable Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press Are

by George Washington Dec 28, 2016 1:40 PM The Founding Fathers protected freedom of speech and freedom of the press as the most important liberties. They are...

Think One Vote Doesn’t Matter? Think Again!

by Joan Alagood 63 voters made all the difference when they elected Attorney Luis Viera over his opponent, Dr. Jim Davison in the non-partisan Tampa city Council, District 7 race last Tuesday.  

This town gives Trump a second look after the Carrier deal

by Salino Zito                        The New York Post    'FOR ONCE IT'S NICE TO KNOW SOMEONE HAS YOUR BACK AND I RESPECT THAT" -Janelle McMahon   INDIANAPOLIS — Steeling himself against the cold outside the Carrier air-conditioning plant on Thursday, Brian Dyson is ecstatic. “Look, when Trump came here and said he was going to save...

The 75th Anniversary of the Sneak Attack by Japan on Pearl Harbor--Some History

December 7th, 1941

How America Won the Election

By Ted Noel, M.D. www.americanthinker.com America is not a place. America is an idea that lives in a place called the United States. America declares that if you invest yourself in making a better life, you will not have your chance...

What Castro’s Death Means for Cuba and the U.S.

By Colonel Jim Waurishuk The much anticipated but still surprising death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro at 90 has sparked celebrations in Miami, condolences from Russia and Obama and obviously will set the stage for a new round of discussions about what is next for Cuba. Particularly, in 54-days or so from now, under the new American...

Giving Thanks 2016

  Since hardy and adventurous explorers first stepped on the sandy shores of what would become the United States of America, they held in their stout hearts an appreciation of the vast beauty of the land, the desire to breathe the air of freedom, to experience true equality and to create opportunities to fulfill their...


by Daniel Greenfield This wasn’t an election. It was a revolution.

"i WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN" -Donald Trump's Acceptance Speech