"By the content of their character" - Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019

“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” 

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

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"I will fight for you with every breath in my body and I will never, ever let you down. America will start winning again."

JANUARY 20, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C.

"For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.

Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and the factories closed.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s Capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you. It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.

This is your day. This is your celebration. And this, the United States of America, is your country."

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THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS

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"Projections indicate that illegal immigration for next year will reach 600,000 border crossings"

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Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

Wow, just heard that my poll numbers with Hispanics has gone up 19%, to 50%. That is because they know the Border issue better than anyone, and they want Security, which can only be gotten with a Wall.

Poll: Trump's Support Among Hispanics Soars in Fight for Border Wall

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President Trump's support among Hispanic American voters has soared as he is refusing to buckle to pressure on the border wall. In the latest NPR/Marist/PBS Poll, about 50 percent of Hispanic American voters this month said they approve of the job Trump is doing in the middle of the government shutdown. This is a 19 percentage point increase from last month, when only about 31 percent of Hispanic voters said they approved of Trump.

 John Binder 
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January 18 marks the 46th annual March for Life held in Washington, D.C.

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"They are Republicans and Democrats, religious and secular, feminists and those who shrug off the label. It’s a march for women, by women."

 The rally champions life, especially of the unborn, by challenging Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court case that legalized abortion. Each year, the march boasts high-profile speakers and attracts up to hundreds of thousands of marchers – young, old, men, and, yes, women.

The march calls attention first to the humanity of the unborn. But that’s why it’s also a women’s march: the event values all persons equally from their conception, whether male or female.

An Aug. CBS/Refinery29 poll revealed 72 percent of millennial women are likely in favor of abortion restrictions.

Read it all @ "The March for Life Is Also a Women’s March"

by Katie Yoder 

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"Members of Congress, I have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the President of the United States"

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TRUMP FIRES BACK AT PELOSI: YOUR FOREIGN TRIP CANCELLED... 

Letter Sent HOUR Before Departure... 

FLY COMMERCIAL! 

As Speaker, Pelosi embarrassed President Bush by taking a trip to Syria in 2007 to smile at Bashar al-Assad

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NOOO .. I WON'T SAY IT !!

Stay out of my House !!

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Volkswagen to create 1,000 new jobs in Chattanooga expansion

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Remember that White House meeting with the big four German automakers [back on December 4th, 2018] that mainstream media ignored? .. Yeah, THAT one. 

Well, combine that US/trade White House meeting with the details within the USMCA (formerly known as NAFTA) auto-sector; mix it up a little with the initiatives and incentives for Trump’s industrial vocational apprenticeship training; give the auto actuaries a little time to crunch the numbers; let the executives settle in…. Then, fast forward a month and currently the big Detroit auto-show is happening.

Voilà … what does Volkswagen announce? 

Volkswagen USA @VW

Investing in electric vehicles – and America.

TENNESSEE – Volkswagen announces Chattanooga will be the home to the company’s first electric vehicle manufacturing facility in North America. This will be the company’s second U.S. facility.

The automaker made the announcement Monday morning at the Detroit Auto show. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, and Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger were all in Detroit for the major announcement. The project represents an investment of $800 million by Volkswagen and the creation of 1,000 jobs in Hamilton County. 

“As one of Hamilton County’s top employers, these additional 1,000 jobs will have a lasting impact on the region. I thank Volkswagen for its partnership and also applaud the company for its ongoing commitment to education and workforce alignment, which helps Tennessee build a pipeline of talent for years to come,” Haslam said. 

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Senior Trump Official: "I Hope A Long Shutdown Smokes Out The Resistance"

"The Daily Caller is taking the rare step of publishing this anonymous op-ed at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose career would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers."

"On an average day, roughly 15 percent of the employees around me are exceptional patriots serving their country. But 80 percent feel no pressure to produce results. If they don’t feel like doing what they are told, they don’t. Most of my career colleagues actively work against the president’s agenda. This means I typically spend about 15 percent of my time on the president’s agenda and 85 percent of my time trying to stop sabotage, and we have no power to get rid of them ..

Until the shutdown.

Due to the lack of funding, many federal agencies are now operating more effectively from the top down on a fraction of their workforce, with only select essential personnel serving national security tasks. President Trump has created more jobs in the private sector than the furloughed federal workforce. Now that we are shut down, not only are we identifying and eliminating much of the sabotage and waste, but we are finally working on the president’s agenda."

Read - About The Shutdown

 

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The Return of American Might

"The United States, appearing to be disorderly, its establishment and media at war with the occupant of the White House, is demonstrating almost effortlessly how illusory is the idea that any other country or group of countries can challenge its pre-eminence among the world’s nations."

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The economy of the United States is astoundingly strong: full employment, an expanding work force, negligible inflation and about three per cent economic growth. In the eight years of president Obama, the United States lost 219,000 manufacturing jobs; in the two years of Trump, the country has added 477,000 manufacturing jobs.

Every U.S. president starting with Dwight Eisenhower has bewailed American dependence on foreign oil. Foreigners then supplied 10 per cent of America’s oil, a figure that rose to 60 per cent under president Obama, and no one has done anything about it, until the past two years, when oil production has been sharply increased and reliance on oil imports has been sharply cut, on its inexorable way to zero.

China has replaced the U.S.S.R. as principal rival to the U.S., but now has no ideological distinction, as well as, in replication of the Soviets, no institutions that function except the army. It is clear that China is feeling the heat of American tariffs. The United States will not be the world’s premier chump anymore. The most enthusiastic support the United States is receiving in its trade stance with China is from China’s neighbours, from India to Japan. 

And there is Europe. France has elected a complete outsider as president and the brave new regime has been humbled and defiled by the imperishable Paris mobs. Mighty Germany, its governing coalition almost worn threadbare by the imprudent admission of a million desperate Middle Eastern and African refugees, has delivered itself over to energy dependence on the feeble gangster-state of Russia while cutting its NATO contribution to half of what it had promised.

The world may try to pretend otherwise, but however the domestic political tides of America may flow, North Korea is on its best behaviour, the ayatollahs are quaking in their voluminous raiment, and all America’s trade partners, including Canada and China, are accepting what amounts to unilateral renegotiation by the U.S

Read it all @ America's resurgence is reshaping the world

Conrad Black
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A very upbeat President Trump calls in for an interview with Judge Jeanine

Topics include: the immigration and border control crisis; democrat legislative intransigence; current-high priority-trade negotiations that are coming together. Discussing corruption within the DOJ and FBI, President Trump seems to tease upcoming events: “You’ll be surprised at the names of people involved in the corruption .. names you haven’t heard yet.”

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Happy Sunday - Good Things Ahead ..

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Gov. DeSantis: “I think we can win the 2020 election for Donald Trump in 2019.”

“You better believe we will deliver for our president. We are in a battle for the soul of America, which is why we all need to lock arms, embrace the grind, and make the sequel that much better than the original.”

Joe Gruters - Chairman Republican Party of Florida

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Robert Eugene Ford - An American Man

Robert Eugene Ford died on Dec. 22, 2018. He was 74.

The City of Port Orange will be faced with the daunting task of filling the seat left vacant by the death of long-time Councilman Robert “Bob” Ford. The City Council has the option of appointing someone to fill the seat of the long-time community leader, and was expected to set a special election in its meeting Jan. 8. Mayor Don Burnette said he would like citizens to be able to fill the seat with someone they like as quickly as possible.

“Whoever fills that seat will have very, very large shoes to fill,” the mayor said. “Hopefully we will find someone who is qualified, we will never find another Bob Ford.”

“Bob was a servant leader that always acted in the best interest of the city,” said City Manager Jake Johansson. “His passion for the environment was evident in his push for the linear park and walkway along the waterfront. He was a great police chief, vice mayor, council member and TPO representative. We will miss his presence on the dais and in our lives.”

Councilman Ford was born Feb. 11, 1944, in New York City. He initially studied for the priesthood, but switched to criminology. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology (magna cum laude) at Niagara University and earned master's and doctoral degrees in sociology at the University of Illinois.

Following graduate school, Mr. Ford taught criminology at the State University of New York-Buffalo. He left full-time academia to become the third in command at the Erie County Sheriff’s Department in Buffalo, N.Y., until he was selected as Commissioner of Central Police Services for Erie County.

According to his wife, Marilyn Ford, “Bob missed street-level policing and came to the Port Orange Police Department in 1986. He was police chief through January 1999 and then director of police Services for the city until August 1999.”

She added, “Upon retirement from policing, Bob turned to his other career love -- education. Bob taught criminal justice and research at the University of Central Florida until 2016. His broad experience in policing and research as well as his gift of gab served him well in the classroom. He was known as a professor who could distill the most complex idea via a simple example -- and often in a few pithy sentences.”

Ms. Ford also noted he consulted for the International Association of Chiefs of Police for more than 20 years, and was “probably the foremost expert in the nation on police manpower and staffing.”

While at UCF, he and a colleague secured a U.S. State Department grant to assist a city in Russia with learning community policing. He conferred with police in Austria, Germany, Italy, Uruguay and Turkey, and was a graduate of the FBI National Academy of Associates in Quantico, Va.

Councilman Ford first ran for Port Orange City Council in 2010.

“Just as when he was police chief, Bob strove to be accessible to his constituents,” Ms. Ford said. “He fielded calls at home and citizens would often seek him out when he was gardening. Bob emphasized accountability, both fiscally and in decision making. He believed 'good government' meant restraint on regulation and he saw the role of local government to ensure a safe community with responsive managers and leisure services for citizens of all ages. He was a gentleman and a scholar. And just how I like my police, brave but erudite and kind.”

Mr. Ford is survived by his wife of 34½ years, Marilyn. He has two adult children, Shannon and Kerrie. In lieu of flowers, Councilman Ford wanted donations to be made to the Robert Ford Memorial Fund, P.O Box 2008, Niagara University, NY 14109, which benefits students of his alma mater. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, 4815 Clyde Morris Blvd., Port Orange.

City flags will remain lowered on city properties through Sunday, Jan. 13.

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