How #TakeAKnee Was Built On A Lie

While America vigorously debates the merits of employers having the right to dictate when and where protests are allowed while on the job, while players who make millions feel that disrespecting the flag and the national anthem of the nation that enabled them to make that money is appropriate, and while America turns their televisions off in disgust, a vital note needs to be pointed out.

It’s all based… on a lie.

That Colin Kaepernick–who started the entire thing–was ignorant of history, was ignorant of the facts, and was largely ignorant of the icons he chose to put on t-shirts is irrelevant.

That Roger Goodell–perhaps the most incompetent league commissioner in the modern era of sports–is incapable of thinking past the focus group worries of a non-flattering headline is irrelevant.

That Mike Tomlin–who feigned righteous anger and declared he would not take a political side–even as he was choosing a political side and chastised an honorable former Army Ranger for what he should have done himself is irrelevant.

What is very relevant is that it was all based… on a lie.

The national disgrace that was Sunday took place because a public, largely ignorant of facts, were spoon-fed emotional ultimatums by a media still seething with hatred towards a president whose win they’ve never accepted. That he so easily lit their fuse demonstrates their inability to think. That they blew it so out-of-proportion demonstrated their own lack of coherence with facts, and exposed an under-bellied desire to use lies to advance a narrative based purely on their hate for their President and the people who elected him.

The players who took their knee on Sunday, did so under the first dishonest idea that President was attacking the players of the league in general.

Not true.

They believed he attacked them based on race.

Again not true.

They believed and were repeated told on the networks that their first amendment rights had been taken away.

Not even close to true.

Then thanks to the coaching staffs of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Seattle Seahawks, and the Tennessee Titans that disobeying league rules found on page A-62-A63 (which explicitly state: “The National Anthem must be played prior to every NFL game, and all players must be on the sideline for the National Anthem. During the National Anthem, players on the field and bench area should stand at attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking. The home team should ensure that the American flag is in good condition. It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country. Failure to be on the field by the start of the National Anthem may result in discipline, such as fines, suspensions, and/or the forfeiture of draft choice(s) for violations of the above, including first offenses.” ) some teams believed they were remaining neutral when in reality, they did little more than boycott their own national anthem.

The players that did this in the earliest game–played in London–did so on foreign soil, then stood and showed respect for the British National Anthem.

But all of it was done out of emotion, anger, and rhetoric… that is based… on a lie.

Kaepernick turned “radical” and began his “protest” following his intimate hook-up with an activist from Black Lives Matter. Said activist group now enjoys a 57% disapproval rating from the American people because they march and chant, “Cops are pigs!” Then they feel creative they describe putting “pigs in a blanket,” and they aren’t referring to the tasty treat your mom served in childhood using pastry and hot dogs.

Black Lives Matter is also associated with the deaths of nearly a dozen police officers over the last two years and believe they have the right to be so because of police shootings. They justify this even has deaths of black men at the hands of rogue police officers is down in historical numerical terms.

But Black Lives Matter doesn’t care about truth because as an organization, it too… is based on a lie.

Black Lives Matter was largely organized in the aftermath of events that caused the phrase “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” became popular.

This phrase was reported by the press (see the problem here) commonly repeated that these words were spoken by Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The press repeated this narrative in literally thousands of recounts of the events of Ferguson. T-shirts were made, commercials of celebrity montages invaded our TV screens, and Black Lives Matter was born.

The problem here is that none of it was true.

In the 5000 pages plus of grand jury transcripts, no one–not a single person–not one eye-witness–was able to state truthfully that Michael Brown was shot while running away, that he had his hands up, nor that he ever spoke the words, “Hands up! Don’t shoot!”

When under oath-and penalty of perjury, witnesses that had told television stations one thing, told investigators the complete opposite.

There was no mistreatment of Michael Brown.

He was not shot in the back while running away.

He charged and tried to kill a police officer with an impeccable record.

He did not follow the officer’s instructions.

And he never said “Hands up! Don’t shoot!”

It didn’t happen.

It was a lie.

A lie that gave birth to Black Lives Matter, and the lie that started #TakeAKnee.

And now a lie that has divided America.

Kevin McCullough (@KMCRadio) is the nationally syndicated host of “The Kevin McCullough Show” weekdays (now on 304 stations) & “Radio Night *LIVE*” Saturdays (9-11pm EST – on 332 stations). He is author of the best-selling hardcover from Thomas Nelson Publishers “No He Can’t: How Barack Obama Dismantled Hope and Change .

Why The Pregnant Man Did NOT Give Birth!

“Stop right there,” read the text from one of my production crew.

I had just sent over the show prep topics for my Saturday Evening broadcast and the headline of the first story up had caused him to literally stop in his tracks.

In a sense of disbelief the producers of my show googled “pregnant man gives birth.” Even though the story was less than a day old, more than a million hits in google news popped up:


It wasn’t restricted to British press and it certainly swept the world of “journalism” (however yellow it will come to be known in this era) as fast as people could kick out a shocking title for it and cite the source that cited the source of the source that was cited before that last source… was cited.

The problem is the story is 100% untrue.

Yet being untrue—literally, scientifically, metaphorically, biologically, chemically, linguistically—didn’t stop a million outlets from printing it, as breathlessly first cited by the British media outlets.

The actual story—in reality—isn’t nearly as exciting, breathtaking, or groundbreaking as the headlines and media companies wanted you to believe.

As I awakened early on Saturday my attention was first drawn to it by a prominent pastor in the New York area tweeting it out. “Just when you think the world couldn’t get any crazier…” He hash-tagged it #BizarroWorld.

Because of family duties it took me a couple of hours before I got around to reading the article he had attached. What I found was nearly criminal use of tortured language, a basis for citing malpractice against every outlet that reported it in the terms they did, and a bonafide reason to label “fake news” across the modern journalism landscape.

The story is a fraud, and not ONE media or press outlet had the guts to call it what it was.

So here goes…

The aforementioned “man” listed in the story is in fact not male at all. She is a female who had begun living as a man and was openly considering the act of transitioning to perhaps have the surgery that would make her anatomically male. She pumped hormones through her system, she grew some facial hair and her voice lowered a bit. But if you were to test any (and every) cell of her DNA it would ping *female.* She is in essence female in literally every cell of her being, and no reassigning of genitalia nor overdosing on hormones and supplements can change the cellular DNA of what sex she is. She will always be female.

Born as Paige, and later changing her name to Hayden, she decided that would begin to live as a male in preparation for perhaps obtaining the expensive surgeries to alter her external anatomy (as best as surgeons are able to do such.) But before she did—like many young women in life—she decided she wanted to have a baby.

It’s important to point out that the desire to have a baby is different than the desire to raise a child. And the desire to have one’s own baby is distinctly a maternal, female, & mothering instinct. She went so far as to request her eggs be frozen so that she could try at a later date, but the doctors felt it unwise and discouraged it.

It was at this moment that she decided that she desired to have a baby, more than to continue with the transitioning process she had undertaken.

The result?

She halted the process of transitioning to appearing to be a man.

She enlisted a sperm donor, and she conceived (a uniquely female ability.) And the conception worked. And today she is a mother.

She has not yet re-engaged her transitioning process, though she pledges to do so. She still has no male anatomical resemblances. Her cellular DNA is still 100% female. And her female capacity is likely more alive than ever before. It is likely her breasts are producing milk, she is likely experiencing fatigue and postpartum after effects, as well as healing from her pregnancy.

It would also surprise absolutely no one if she never returned to the path of transitioning from one sex to the other—which to repeat is only achieved on a very superficial appearance level at best.

It made for shocking headlines. It made for progressive high-fives. It is seen as a “win” for those who would like to deny basic science and attempt to reconstruct all of society in a godless vacuum.

But they can’t, because the code on changing cellular identity has never been cracked.

Paige can change her name to Hayden. She can add external genitals, and attempt to have her milk glands removed. She can cut her hair, grow a beard, and speak with a baritone pitch.

But none of it changes the fact that God allowed her to become a mom.

And that’s one of the best miracles anyone could ask for from life!

Pathetic, Sickening, Disturbing… Assassinate Trump Play Creators Rewarded

Which is a bigger assault on decency?

Those who come up with evil? Or those who pay those who come up with it?

If it’s the latter, hold your horses people, because that’s you and me.

Elizabeth Harrington reports in the Washington Free Beacon that the funding behind the pathetic assassination play depicting Donald Trump being stabbed graphically to death in front of his distraught wife, didn’t get shut down.

It got rewarded.

Since 2009 the same creators have raked in $30 million dollars from federal, state, and city grants.

The National Endowment for the Arts–which should have been removed from the tax-payer dole years ago–is awarding the Public Theater of New York with a six figure endowment for next season.

Evidently NEA doesn’t have the wisdom that Delta Airlines and Bank of America both had, which was to steer its name clear of productions that are comfortable with graphic depiction of assassinating the lawfully & overwhelmingly elected (33 of 50 states) President of the United States.

The production falls in line with a series of more than 40 attacks on either the President or members of his party that were either desired, articulated, or graphically carried out. This idea of killing or grossly injuring those you simply disagree with politically is also encouraging additional coarsening towards violence in the society at large.

Every step down this rabbit hole of justifiable violence brings a free people closer to the reality where people take circumstances into their own hands because of such failed leadership.

The fact that the federal government finds itself funding such trash is despicable, doing so in such a way that lends itself to our own destruction is something people of all philosophical and political persuasions should be aggressively pushing back against.

 

Nope… The LEFT really DOES want us dead!

Has anybody had enough yet?

They are almost as numerous to keep up with as the number of attacks ISIS related terrorists have launched during the season of Ramadan in 2017.

Left leaning outlet after person after celebrity after elitist wants either Trump, his supporters, or his party’s congressional reps dead. Dead dead… they want them deadest of all the deads.

And they don’t just want them dead, they want them dead in violent extreme ugly ways of being dead.

Kathy Griffin was shocked to find out that beheading the President might frighten his young son. (Because in Kathy Griffin’s world severing the head of your philosophical enemy doesn’t seem extreme, distasteful, or cause for concern.) Beheading was also the choice of violence George Lopez wished to exercise against Trump, but wanted Vincente Fox to do it.

Mickey Rourke would like to bash the President’s head in with a Louisville Slugger.

Larry Wilmore, a defunct TV “comic” wants to suffocate the President–and went out of his way to say that he wasn’t joking, but being quite literal.

Marilyn Manson wants to be counted in the beheading category.

Pop-singer past her prime–Madonna–wanted to blow up the White House. Though we don’t know if she meant suicide bomber style or not. Fellow musician Moby also kills the President in an explosive fireball.

Actor Robert De Niro picked the most polite method of merely punching the President in the face. Rapper Snoop Dogg envisioned blowing Trump’s brains out in his music video. While the NYC public theater company just wanted to stab him to a bloody death in front of his wife. Actor Johnny Depp pondered assassinating the President while giving a public talk in England just last week.

But in addition to the direct desires of violence against President Trump himself, people that are perceived to be part of his party and “on his team” have been targeted even more aggressively.

Since May 1, 2017 more than 30 members of Congress & 2 U.S. Senators have been directly targeted and assaulted. Some as the mark of an assassin. Some through death threats, physical altercations at town hall meetings, and one even run off the road.

Any single act of violence is deplorable. Any single elitist actor or pompous pop-culture character inciting a violent end to the President is despicable (of any party to any president.)

But we’re talking about nearly 4 dozen attacks or expressed death wishes against exclusively the President and Republicans in less than 60 days.

At this point I could care less about their motivation or explanation as to why.

I just want them stopped.

Correction I want them to stop.

Actually both… either… I don’t care.

This isn’t an issue of free speech.

We are not allowed to yell “fire” in a crowded theater, and to me publicly lusting for the death of everyone who disagrees with you seems more like a rule of thumb in Islamic jihad than it does the constitutional republic that IS the United States of America.

And a thought on what I’m not saying… I am not advocating that we pass a law that prevents them from saying such hateful things. What I wish for and hope that we could all agree upon is that such behavior is just objectively shameful and that we choose with our feet, dollars, and interest to not support those that hold these ideas.

Ostracizing Johnny Depp, gets Disney’s attention, and the rules of the free market can take care of themselves if we present the face to the world that his perverted obsessions of killing our lawfully and overwhelmingly elected President (33 of 50 states) earn him a trip to the leper colony.

What I’m calling for is a commitment by the public–WE THE PEOPLE–to abhor the abhorrent, to no longer excuse the explicitly inexcusable, and to call morally evil that which qualifies as such.

I understand that to do so requires us as a nation to draw at least one line in the sand to say that it is absolutely unacceptable to wish for the deaths of our fellow Americans. I also know that we don’t like absolutes in the days in which we live. To say that something is of absolute moral rightness or wrongness is one of the least popular positions to take in a society that is built on shifting ideas and the fear of being “unpopular.”

It is time to sound the alarm, for if we begin to accept the idea that our neighbor (at least the ones who disagree with us) can be “done away with” and we’d be “better off” if we did we are a nation that will have already lost every societal challenge we have to face, and in very short order will no longer be a nation at all.

We have always–as Americans–welcomed the rigorous debate, the vicarious battle for ideas, and the understanding that our differences can make us stronger.

The American left seems to have left these things in the dust as they seek absolute suffocation of anything that dares to challenge their group think.

Resorting to violence, death wishes, and assassination attempts is their wicked expression at recourse, and its time to make it stop.

 

TARGET: Endangering Women Without Feeling

So on today’s show we follow up on a story that was first seen on the local ABC affiliate.

They really seemed to “care.” For when we inquired about what response they would be making to the reality that their policy had caused this woman’s violations to occur they pledged to provide segways for security managers… I kid you not.

We asked them to join me on the show. Here’s exactly how they responded:

Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 12:34 PM
To: Jenna.Reck <[email protected]>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: Target inquiry

Hi Jenna! 

So there is a story of a man in Woodlands, TX that took a picture of a woman in a dressing room and my host in New York, Kevin McCullough, would like to know if a spokesperson would be able to address the situation and your safety policies when it comes to dressing rooms and bathrooms. Here is the link and we are going at 3:05 to discuss it, just wanted a voice from Target to help us understand how you will rectify the issue. Kevin’s show goes national to 200+ outlets as well.


Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 1:55 PM
To: ‘Alex Garrett’ <[email protected]>
Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: Target inquiry

Hi Alex,

Thanks for providing more information. We are going to pass on participating in a live interview, but I can share more information with you shortly about the safety measures that we take in our stores.

I’ll follow up momentarily with more information.


From: Jenna.Reck <[email protected]>
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2017 3:11 PM
Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: Target inquiry
To: Alex Garrett <[email protected]>

Here are a few additional details I can share for your story:

As part of Target’s commitment to safety, we have a number of policies, procedures and trainings in place to ensure that our stores are safe places to shop and work, including:

We have team members trained specifically to manage safety in our stores and we provide them with regular training

We provide our teams with the technologies needed to keep our stores safe, including things like Segways for mobile security, surveillance cameras and strategic lighting across our buildings and parking lots

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As always, we ask that guests inform a team member immediately if there is a situation that makes them feel unsafe.

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“Our church doesn’t do…”

So on social media tonight a friend asked, “Our church doesn’t do VBS, anyone know of any near them?”

An innocent question to be sure. Then I realized how many different times I’ve heard the phrase, “Our church doesn’t do _______!” In the last several weeks.

Heres an incomplete list:

“Our church doesn’t do Sunday Nights…”

“Our church doesn’t do VBS…”

“Our church doesn’t do ‘bring your own Bible.'”

“Our church doesn’t do hymns”

“Our church doesn’t do the ‘problem passages’ in scripture that just cause people to argue.'”

“Our church doesn’t do Genesis…”

“Our church doesn’t do sex related passages because we try to keep it family friendly, positive, and upbeat (also non-judgy.)”

“Our church doesn’t do ‘Hell.'”

“Our church doesn’t do ‘repent’ we prefer the more positive ‘follow.'”

“Our church doesn’t do ‘Thus sayeth the Lord.’ Because no one likes to be told what to do.”

“Our church doesn’t do ‘Gettys’ bc they write hymns.”

“Our church doesn’t do ‘congregational’ singing, because it’s all about making everyone feel welcome…”

“Our church doesn’t do tithing… or offerings.”

“Our church doesn’t do fire and brimstone… it’s time to get right… I plead with you to make a decision for Him (judgy/follow/welcome thing again.)”

Sigh…

I guess some church doesn’t really DO church…

Am I Wrong?

Trump to NATO: Uncomfortable Truth Is Good For You!

If blunt talk doesn’t put world leaders at ease, but rather causes them to correct course, isn’t it the right thing to do?

It’s an “Ugly American” question I get it. But it is a necessary one as well.

As President Trump “went there” today at the beautiful and spacious new NATO headquarters, there were too many TV cameras sweeping the gathered world leaders and their reactions to miss clearly their looks of discomfort at his blunt assessment.

Following his historic speech in Riyadh where he–with equal bluntness–demanded that the nations of the middle east must become the first and primary force against the cancer of the expanding Islamic extremism, he also forcefully reminded Europe and NATO that while America is their partner in this fight, they too must bear some of the burden.

In some capacity the genius of Trump’s “America First” focus is that he is forcing the rest of the world to grow up. To even mention the cost of the American tax-payer in his speech to NATO had to have been a first for any U.S. President.

And he is correct…

NATO sits rightfully concerned about several crises, some of their own making. Refusing to do much to stop ISIS, NATO’s inaction created the refugee crisis. The refugee crisis–in return–is the cover being used to attack the NATO homelands. And Russia sits on NATO’s back doorstep eagerly waiting and watching.

Combine NATO nations’ largely vapid religious and moral conditions and what was a great collection of nations once gathered for the collective protection of nations of similar values, it is now hard to even identify what some of the nations’ values are.

When President Trump purposefully identified the refugee crisis, unlike what former Deputy Secretary of State Nicholas Burns told Shannon Bream on FoxNews, he wasn’t breaking with historic policy nor expressing hostility towards the legitimate displaced peoples of Syria. He was in fact identifying a lack of commitment to a nations’ own sovereignty (that he perceives is present within the NATO members) and attempting to subtly encourage them to in fact address as much in their own domestic agendas.

At the end of the day President Trump is not invested in NATO’s success nearly as much as he is committed to American safety, and like a former British Prime Minister by the name of Churchill he seems to see and even understand the threat of the great and looming evil even when the Chamberlain-like figures of May, Merkel, and Obama have had a hard time admitting the evil even exists–even after horrid acts and atrocities take place.

I learned at an early age that while I didn’t like it, the only people in my life who truly loved me, were friends and family who dealt straight with me. This flies in the face of snowflakes today, but it is genuinely true.

The addict whose family holds the intervention, the spouse who confronts their partner, the best friend that says they can no longer be friends unless and until change occurs–these are incredibly difficult things to hear and say.

But they must be said.

For to not say them is to condemn the individual (or in Trump’s case the civilized world) to the destruction that would ensue.

Ironically the “Make America Great Again” President is arguing for the most compassionate and long term good for the globe in a way that the constant apologizing of the globalists never will.

That President Trump takes seriously both the threat of Islamic extremism, and the culpability of nations not taking care to take preventative measures against attacks, who go even further to invite those who perform those attacks seemingly into their midst, and THEN still won’t pay their portion of the check for the rest of the freedom loving world to help protect them is merely analysis.

That President Trump has the courage to go to the homeland of the extremists, and stare into the eyes of the nation’s they seek to exploit and urge in the most sincere and direct way as possible to change their ways is genuine care.

Blunt talk is uneasy to endure sometimes.

But other times…

It can save our lives!

Why The Stupid Always Precedes The Evil

Don’t be shocked if ISIS hits San Francisco next.

This may seem rather harsh and unforgiving in the immediate aftermath of Manchester’s still recovering state, and even more so while the death toll continues to climb. But as long as pockets of stupid progressives continue to set policies, people will keep getting blown up, shot, and slashed.

And no where in America are Americans in more danger than where liberal progressives are in total command.

In Manchester terrorists plotted a public event that was already designed to enrage the restrictive societal allowances of what Islamic radical extremists use in their narrative to justify their actions. The degree of skin that Ariana Grande shows in an average show verges on a lingerie showcase and would be one of the reasons why my daughter would not be allowed to attend.

But the desire by the extremists to attack the “infidels” while they are participating in “immoral” activity becomes their rationalization. But it is not their exclusive rationale.

The terrorists hit Manchester because the Brits have purposefully ignored recent trends and failed to take thoughtful “pre-“action to anticipate the issue properly.

How else do you explain the fact that levels of arrests, stop & frisks, questioning of suspects in ports and air hubs have all dropped since 2015?

How else do you explain that despite a 5-6 hour constant viral red-flag being raised on twitter #ManchesterArena, there was zero increased presence in the hall, at the venue, or even a security perimeter? You literally had the red light flashing WARNING, and no one paid attention.

We also learned today that the UK has 3900 radical Islamists, including some 400 former ISIS fighters living within a train ride of Manchester. No doubt many of these were some turning #ManchesterArena viral. Opportunity, motivation, access, and capacity all played a decision into blowing up the children at the show.

In San Francisco only a few weeks ago the city leaders (Mayor/Police Commissioner) made a large public fuss over their personal disgust with the “tone” of the administration has it had been expressed in two separate and highly constitutional executive orders that limited travel from Obama-determined “hot spots.”

In reaction they then proceeded to withdraw their city from participation in the Joint Terrorism Task Force. The JTTF was established to form cooperative efforts between federal anti-terror units and local police to help monitor active threats and keep them neutralized before materializing.

Considering that only weeks before they had taken the provocative step of reiterating their status as a “Sanctuary City” in direct defiance to the federal government’s warning that to do so could cost municipalities, the dual action of partisan stupidity uniquely has established San Francisco as not only a threat to their own citizens, but a national doorway to havoc.

They refuse to enforce common sense immigration guidelines, and now they have become non-cooperative on the national terror front. The loss of federal monies to their city aside (in the tens of millions,) they will also have fewer foot-soldiers to police their city with, while simultaneously inviting trouble on multiple fronts.

The terrorists in the U.K. didn’t hit London. They hit a smaller city, one that had much more open access, and a venue that had nearly no security presence. They knew how, they were watching for when, and the social media blinked DANGER for hours before they actually carried it out.

There are a number of lessons that free people should be taking away from the Manchester attack, but none of them matter, if first among them is not the lesson of thinking ahead, and overwhelming the presence with law enforcement for the public good.

The world is looking to President Trump to do as he promised in his campaign, to keep the fight hot and heavy against the terrorists. In America we must remove those obstacles that somehow keep him from accomplishing that primary task.

We must stop the nutty left, because they will not only get themselves killed, but they become an open doorway to kill many of us as well.

Strategic Patience?

It’s sad when you must be forced to address someone who exhibits bad behavior. It’s especially bad when said persons are over the age of 7.

After spending the entirety of Holy Weekend playing both mom and dad to seven, four, and two year olds, I have an even deeper appreciation for the way the Trump administration has been handling and addressing the world’s hot spots.

I have much greater appreciation for the President, knowing that he was fundamentally moved by seeing Assad gas babies. This tells me a couple of things about his ability to handle the sick man in charge over there, but also about his commitment to the most vulnerable lives among us–children.

I was equally pleased that he gave his generals enough leeway to make the decision as to whether or not they needed to drop the 28,000lbs hay-maker known simply as MOAB. With the death toll of that attack nearing 100 dead, and seeing that 100% of those dead are thus far individually identified as ISIS personnel, it was great to see the generals trusted to do their jobs!

Ask members of the Naval flight communities and they can tell you all to well how when flying missions above the enemy under Obama, they’d identify the enemy and radio back for permission to engage, at which juncture Obama would usually wait an hour to get back to them. Of course the cockroaches had scrambled the minute they heard the jet engines.

Obama described it as an era of “strategic patience.” Which before this last weekend my seven year old would’ve easily understood to mean, “I’m not required to clean up my act until I’m forced to.”

That’s how ISIS viewed Obama, same with Iran, Russia, China, and North Korea.

Which brings us back to Pence’s statement. “The era of strategic pateince is over.” My seven year old knows how to manipulate that to get what you want. Did the previous administration honestly believe that North Korea didn’t?

Now that China knows the President will at times stiffen his back they need to watch their own. Russia sees what we will do to someone who gasses babies. And soon the pacific fleet will surround North Korea.

There is no more “strategic patience.”

The EXPECTATION has become “strategic cooperation.” And North Korea is being told that if they do not play as instructed that additional disciplines can be hatched – in a blink!

FoxNews asks me: “Are Christians At Greater Risk?”

After a most unusual week for me personally, in addition to a controversial move by the president to send missiles in a mission to take out some of Assad’s air forces and destroy chemical weapons stockpile, the start of Holy Week was a disturbing one for me.

I know Assad has gassed close to one half million of his own people. He’s Joe Stalin, he’s Saddam Hussein, He’s a mini-Hitler, but I doubt he will be gassing anyone else–at least not as long as Trump is in office.

The bombings in Egypt however hit me much harder.

Maybe it was because it was Palm Sunday, and I was getting my own daughter dressed in her spring finest when I first heard the report. Maybe it was the fact that these Christians were meeting, even knowing that doing so–especially on Palm Sunday could perhaps be inviting the ISIS radicals to take their despicable actions. Maybe it was the twang of wonder that ran through my body as an electrical current when my Pastor later that morning reminded his congregation that those who perished went from her to GLORY in pretty much a blink. Whatever it was it nagged and gnawed at me all afternoon.

So much so I went back to the ink:

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To openly identify with the believers who are truly risking it all, is of literally no risk to Christians here in America, save some snickering around the water cooler.

Yep…

That’s some tough persecution.

I had worn the sign of the Nazrani (which ISIS uses to mark whole families for extermination when they roll into a town) about two years ago for a few months. Doing so reminded me to pray for them, and to give thanks for the religious freedoms I enjoy here.

The Coptics who died on Sunday have actual tattoos of the Cross in the same spot on their wrists. And they know that by wearing them, they are marked.

They make up only 10% of the entire population of Egypt. Which means that 90% of the population of Egypt are Sunni Muslim. And the worst terror activities of our time have all been perpetrated by fundamentalists within Sunni Islam.

But don’t worry… only 1-2% of Sunni Muslims are fundamentalists.

So only 19-30,000,000 worldwide are ready to hurt others.

I AM standing with the Nazrani, the marked ones, the ones slated for extermination. And I will do so as their brother. Why should we in the west be so unbothered by the plight of those who share our faith?

I will choose to be bothered by it!

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So with all of this as the backdrop, FoxNews’ “Spirited Debate” (which focuses mostly on how religion and faith intersect with the day’s news) asked me to appear and to discuss:

#StandWithThePersecuted
#IAmNazrani

Why Trump is $500 Billion ahead of Obama

He talked about it on trail non-stop. In his first two months he’s already made a significant progress in the opposite direction.

Only the first 60 days on the job President Trump has paid down $101,000,000,000.00 of our national debt.

See the breakdowns:

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Considering in his first 60 days Obama expanded the debt by $413 million, this is considerable improvement.

Extrapolating this pace across an eight year term, Trump would be able to crow about shaving 4.3+ TRILLION from the national debt. This would drop our overall debt owed to under $15 trillion.

Yet with all of his tax reform policies not yet in place this could possibly be low-tide for the debt reduction.

Private sector business professionals are always paying down debt as first priority. Refreshing to see this pleasant surprise in his first two months and am hoping to see improvement on this as reforms take place.

The Chris Cuomo Dilemma

Chris Cuomo of CNN was asked by a Twitter user, on Thursday, a simple question: “What do you tell a 12 year old girl who doesn’t want to see a penis in the locker room?”

Considering Cuomo had nearly gone blind losing his mind over the outrage that the Trump administration had caused him this week in rescinding President Obama’s far-too-huge overreach or “guidance” in requiring 12 year old girls to see penises in their locker rooms in the first place–it seemed a fair question.

Funny word that term “guidance” (fancy term for executive action that in essence threatened the local schools of America to comply with allowing penises into the 12 year old girls’ locker rooms across the nation OR they—team Obama—would withhold funds from said school districts’ hot breakfast and lunch programs. So starve the poor kids if the school district disallows the showing of the penises to the 12 year olds.)

Actually to say that Trump rescinded the “guidance” is an overstatement. He simply ripped it up, told the Supreme Court it was none of the federal government’s business, and will now allow the states to decide what each wishes to do on the local level. Federalism as it should be.

But I digress…

Since Cuomo is evidently a huge fan of penises in the 12 year old girls’ locker rooms, he couldn’t restrain himself and literally got into a twitter war with any and all that drew exception to his “worldview.” After some 90 tweets leveled at the Trump administration over a period of minutes, the question listed above was finally leveled at him.

“What do you tell a 12 year old girl who doesn’t want to see a penis in the locker room?”

It’s important to note that Cuomo is a father of not one but two daughters. So surely he has immense respect for the sacred bond between fathers and daughters. Surely he would take into account the still relative innocence fathers would like their daughters to still know at the pre-teen age of 12. Surely when he ridiculed disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner for sexting a picture of his penis while laying next to his own child to a 15 year old girl, there was some understanding of the morality involved. Surely he would want to be that protective father that would wish to keep even the remote chance of sexual harassment or worse (assault) as far away from his own 12 year old girls as they could ever possibly be.

Surely!

So how did the man—who lets face it, got his current gig because his dad was a governor and his brother is one now—respond in this incredibly opportune moment to answer a concerned father?

I quote, verbatim, without any editing: “I wonder if she is the problem or her overprotective and intolerant dad? teach tolerance.”

Forget the fact that he evidently failed capitalization & punctuation in grammar school, let’s break down the substance of his statement.

His first assumption is that it is first and foremost “a problem” for the said 12 year old girl to not desire to see penises in her locker room. In other words if the girl at age 12 is not completely at ease with the presence of a penis being in her locker room space he—Chris Cuomo—is making the judgment that her ability to reason is faulty. That of course, what every 12 year old girl should greatly desire to see in her (aka the girls’) locker room is practically nothing but penises.

His second assumption is that the girl is unable to make such a discernment of her own decision making. So much for empowering our girls to think for themselves. In other words she could only come to the decision that she was uncomfortable viewing penises at age 12 if in fact someone else made the decision for her, or brain washed her into thinking that it was a bad thing. It makes me wonder what advice he gives his daughter if while on a date some undesired penis appears and proceeds to date rape her. Is it still her inability to think for herself that would deem such an action as unwanted?

His third assumption is that for a father to give good guidance to his daughter it is done to be over protective, and that the daughter must deem her own father as someone who is intolerant. No healthy parent child relationship could be viewed in such a manner. Though I do wonder if Cuomo practices what he preaches if his own daughters will question him one day as to why he wasn’t more protective of their innocence when he had the chance.

And his solution to all of it?

Teach tolerance…

Tolerate everyone… except for little girls… whose daddies love them… and who would like to stay young ladies, just a bit longer.

This is Chris Cuomo, a political legacy, and a major face on the second most watched news network in the world.

This is Chris Cuomo who spent nearly a hundred tweets defending this garbage.

This is Chris Cuomo father of two daughters.

This is Chris Cuomo & “THIS IS C-N-N!”

Kevin McCullough is afternoon drive host for Salem Media Group of New York, the nationally syndicated host of “The Kevin McCullough Show” & “Radio Night *LIVE*” Saturdays (9-11pm EST) .  Ranked as 11th most listened to talk host in America by TALKERS magazine. A weekly commentator on the FoxNews Channel. His best-selling hardcover from Thomas Nelson Publishers, “No He Can’t: How Barack Obama is Dismantling Hope and Change” is in stores now.

Why Trump Wars

In the disruptive era known as the Trump administration a war has been launched. It can not be considered anything less than this. Part of this is the fault of the previous administration. Part of it is the will of the masses who overwhelmingly elected the President. And a major part of it is finally having a President who punches back.

Critics look at the President and insist that he change his tactics, his strategy, and his methods. Supporters are so shocked by his ability to stand his ground, they grow breathless watching each day go by.

In only his first month in office it has become a literal blood sport. And I for one couldn’t be more pleased.

It is the President vs. the established media.

It is a battle as intense and as unrelenting as any President has ever faced in office. And perhaps for the first time in my life it is one where the media is both befuddled as well as seething with outrage at the resistance they face.

It is also one the media might very well be winning.

On Thursday of this past week I had occasion to be part of two dinners that evening. The first stop was a gathering of only six people. They ranged in age, socio-economic mobility, and all were well educated and highly skilled at what they do. A series of questions was put to everyone at the table. And to a person the answers given by nearly all except me were generalized summaries of what I have seen “reported” on some of the hot button issues of the day. Topic after topic, the answers were closely aligned to what one might read on the opinion page of the New York Times or Washington Post. As the conversation delved from the surface of several of the issues to the deeper facts to establish why their answers took the positions they did it became readily apparent that they in fact lacked a series of facts significant in scope to the matters.

My point is not to nit-pick my dinner companions that night but to rather point out, that to the degree that CNN, MSNBC, the broadcast networks, and several of the mainstream papers were able to project Trump, his policies, decisions, and actions in a certain light. Average news consumers that do not look much deeper than that reflected those positions.

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Earlier that day I had been asked by Fox News to explain or defend Mr. Trump’s rationale in only selecting the Christian Broadcasting Network, and Townhall.com at his joint press conference with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The broad stroke slant on the narrative of that matter by CNN’s Jim Acosta specifically was that the President was avoiding CNN and MSNBC out of “fear” in having to answer “real” journalists asking “tough” questions. Never mind the fact that Katie Pavlich of Townhall was the person who got the first question and leveled two fairly direct issues at both the President and the Prime Minister. And while CNN’s Acosta, and later Jake Tapper went into seeming editorial meltdown over Trump’s refusal to “play ball” no one seems to have noticed the previous eight years when a legitimate news operation like Townhall.com was disallowed a single question from the Obama White House. That same operation would regularly also freeze Fox News out of events, and on many occasions the President would attempt to isolate and marginalize Fox News in specific and repeated comments from the President himself. Yet for the totality of his time in office, Fox News never lost the top spot of the most watched, most accessed 24 hour news source in America.

Much of the smug elitism of the political left resides in established media. And why wouldn’t it? When 90% plus of members of the majority media class votes uniformly for one set of ideals and the party of those ideals are in power, there will be a comfort level with both the administration and with those who cover it that will often times look the other way on stories that should be investigated more deeply.

The press in America should be hostile to every administration, but in America they are only hostile to those they disagree with philosophically.

Mr. Trump is not only not of their mindset in this regard, but he thoroughly has open contempt for the cozy nature the press has conducted itself with in recent past.

And they have no idea what to do to counter him.

They plan to sabotage him in open press conferences, but he has demonstrated—as he did this week—that he is ready to combat them. If one only watched the network coverage of his pressers this week you might come away thinking he was flailing at every turn. But if you watched them unfiltered, you saw his readiness to command the stage, the issue, and the debate. Additionally the “established” media have also been relegated to an even smaller role in the day to day press operations. The administration has masterfully allowed entry and engagement into the press office by making six “skype” seats available at many White House briefings now. This allows a reporter from New Hampshire to San Diego to now get a question before them, and that further dilutes the influence of the “bigs.”

The President is also leveraging different tools in this war. He has some 46 million followers on social media. And he uses it. No one in the press has anywhere near that reach all on their own, so when or if they decide to print something he finds disagreeable—he responds. And they are not accustom to being disputed.

Lastly much like President Reagan, President Trump has a propensity to prefer talking to the American people. In the last several days he has hosted events at Boeing in South Carolina, and another in Melbourne, Florida that are not “official state business” events. Past Presidents have held such events but the tax-payers have always paid the price. So long as the speech given addressed some sort of public issue the White House at the time felt justified in the cost. President Trump is having his campaign operation pay for these events. Leaving the tax-payer free from the cost. And he is using such occasions to have a personal chat with American voters to keep all who are watching on track with what’s on his agenda.

The press despises the fact that in such transparency, (media not considered “establishment, social media reach beyond recognition, and willingness to go directly to the people) they are being rendered useless, and their editorial is beginning to reflect the acrimony of a jilted lover, instead of someone doing their actual job.

Make no mistake, if my dinner party in lower Manhattan was any measure, they are still wielding tremendous influence.

Yet it will be interesting to see how this plays out, because the one thing they never counted on is a White House that would punch back!

Best Day ever… for me… at Fox News.

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So it’s not every day that I get to do a hit at FoxNews. So the one time per week it rolls around I genuinely want it to be worth the effort. I always study the hit topic, try to come up with cogent preview discussion points, and try to then be as winsome as possible, while equally defending the ideas I am presenting.

Today was crazy even by those minimal standards though.

First off the car service that was scheduled to take me had mixed up their records and had planned to pick me up NEXT Thursday. I got on the phone with my producer and after some quick decision making the options were cancel the appearance of have me drive in, cut it close on time, most likely NOT get my discussion points turned in on time, and hope to get make-up on before the camera would go live.

As I got on the road I noticed that actually trusting my GPS was a good thing because I was able to arrive–taking a route I had NEVER taken before–forty-five minutes before my hit. I got into make-up right away and had Lady Adele work on me. We talked about how her name sake had really cleaned up at the Grammys. And we both agreed it was really stupid for Adele to apologize to Beyonce’ for beating her out of the two biggest awards of the night. Beyonce’ may be the #QueenB but #AdeleIsTheBoss.

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The producers got me situated for my hit and then the live program went to a press conference from Speaker Ryan. (And if you’ve known HOW MANY hits I’ve had canceled in the past because politicians were holding press conferences… but I digress.)

Sure enough, they come right out of the presser and into the story… Here’s how Jon Scott set it up:

As soon as I finished I bolted back to the green room to pick up my gear. On my way to the escalator “Mr. Daytime” himself – Bill Hemmer says to me from across the hallway, “Hey great job just now! See you soon.”

Once back to the green room I prepared my coats and things to leave and the 14th floor texted me and asks if I can come do a feature for FoxNews.com to discuss Trump’s media habits.

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Once up there, I look at the monitor, and what to my wondering eye should appear, but my Friday contributor… doing her hit from Washington DC (Charmaine Yoest, Senior Fellow at American Values.)

We text each other to learn that while she had been setting up to do her hit, she had seen my pop on the main channel.

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Then out of the blue Greg Wilson calls to me as he enters the waiting area, “You’re Kevin McCullough… you know… I used to listen to Hannity, but I find myself listening to you much more every night.” (*****DAY MADE****)

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Then I had the chance to do my second hit, this time with Rob Schmitt:

Molly Dodd, Kevin Casey, and Lauren Schneider said “hi” in various cameos that bridged my FoxNews past with my day today.

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Only to be topped off with a text from the producers of Happening Now saying that Jon Scott, the executive producer, and the ratings seemed to indicate that Ms. Jessica Ehrlich and yours truly scored very high (and might have to look at pairing us up as a “regular.”)

Long story short it was some of the most consecutive fun I’d had at the big building on 6th Ave in a long time.

LOSING OUR COLLECTIVE MINDS… over nothing!

It was one of the weirdest series of events I’ve witnessed.

This past Saturday as George Soros began busing in “spontaneous” protestors to local airports, I reported the events as they occurred. On the night it was occurring I reported the facts of how many were being detained/released, approximate crowd sizes, and other such factual information.

Because I had little to no additional information I decided to withhold commentary until I did. You can see for yourself…

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Hour 1, Hour 2

I did what I often do then, went home and fell asleep…

But when I awoke on Sunday morning, Christian missionaries I knew working with an organization in DC were sputtering obscenities, liberal friends were sharing steam-out-the-ears-emojis, and even some less diligent were posting befuddled confusion about what had happened on Saturday–the first full day of the new executive order instructing our security departments to pause immigration from dangerous areas, and to refit our vetting process.

Much of the bluster-sputter was because of a highly slanted New York Times’ piece that was high on emotion, low on fact, and off the chart in rhetoric. That coupled with an individual’s own overly-vexed anxiety that the media has been feeding everyone since November 8th could easily have accounted for half of all heart attacks on Saturday night.

Soon–and I knew it wouldn’t take long–some of us were able to dissect the issue at hand.

Reading the executive order in question is always a good idea… But why bother doing so when you already hate the President? I’d love for my left of center friends to answer this… Sadly they stopped reading when I mentioned the emojis (or was it the cursing missionaries?)

I digress…

David A. French, a near candidate who would’ve opposed Trump in 2016, a lawyer, and a man who served his nation in Iraq then penned the best analysis I’ve seen on the matter.

I also decided to have Mr. French on today’s show and he expounded on the legal, historic, and cultural ramifications of the order (good and bad.)

Also another 24 hours since, even though there were initially 109 total people detained on Saturday. All of them were eventually allowed to get where they needed to be. The rate of detention as of today is almost nil.

The administration needed to implement immediately so as not to send the signal to those attempting to use the refugee process to suddenly burst in under a deadline. And remarkably it is all but completely calm in the detention areas of airports now.

This didn’t stop actors at the SAG awards, Bishops/Pastors/Priests in pulpits, and lots of truly uninformed mouthpieces from sounding off on things they had nearly no accurate information on.

Which is sad really… if for no more than the sake of one’s own dignity.

But let me demonstrate some points that should give EVERYONE a much greater degree of comfort.

  1. TRUMP isn’t the first President to call for a pause. FDR banned Germans, Japanese, and Italians. Carter banned Iranians. Clinton banned Haitians. Obama banned Iraqis and Cubans. And in Obama’s case with the Iraqis it was specifically because two Islamic radicals had used our refugee program against us, had begun to recruit for ISIS, and were shipping weapons to their “brothers.”
  2. TRUMP’s order is temporary. 120 days for the worst offenders. 90 days for the slightly less. If the new vetting system is not in place by the end of the 120 it reserves the right to continue to pause on Syrian refugees. (Probably should also include Yemen because both countries are Islamic radicalization cesspools.)
  3. The majority of the order is focused on instructing the Departments of Defense, National Security, and Homeland Security to focus on finding the vetting soft spots and to report back on how to eliminate them. But throughout there are timelines that they must respond by.
  4. Green Cards will be accepted and Visas will eventually have greater validity. To be candid those issued under weaker rules most likely will not always be seen as favorably. But U.S. citizens will NOT be endangered.

In the time since lawyers for the Attorney General’s office in Washington state and attorneys for CAIR have filed a lawsuit against the order claiming religious discrimination. They have. It will go nowhere.

So where do we go from here?

The embarrassment of how unimportant this issue will be within the next week will begin to set in on everyone that made it ground zero of the meltdown of the century. That’s ok. We’re going to love them as if it never happened!

The Depts of Defense, and Homeland Security are going to begin compiling the information to see how vetting systems should be improved (as the order instructs.) And this is important because Paris, Brussels, Munich (Christmas Eve rapes,) Istanbul 1, Nice, Istanbul 2, Berlin, Istanbul 3, Chattanooga Recruitment Station, Minnesota Somali Mall Stabber, and Ohio State University Driver/Stabber, WERE ALL ATTACKS carried out by people that used the “refugee” story to sneak into the victim country and worked their evil once inside.

The Trump administration will win these court challenges. The law says the executive branch can suspend people from coming in from anywhere for any reason. History says every President that has had this challenged has always won the argument because… the law says.

The vetting system will be improved, strengthened, and put back together with greater confidence.

Immigration will resume, refugees will be welcomed. And the lives of both the immigrant AND the American will be better as a result.

Lastly and this truly may be the best part. Americans will see for themselves the pathetic con that the progressive left played on us. The marchers will see with their own eyes that things are better 120 days from now, and the nation will have greater reason to focus on the other significant challenges awaiting our new President and the nation he desperately hopes to help.

Don’t let your hate for Trump blind you to the truth of actual events.

You’ll never get back all the days of bitterness wasted in such a pursuit.

 

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