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First one hundred days.

President Trump's major achievements have been in foreign policy and national security, where he has restored America's military deterrent and reversed its international decline. He also appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, signed over a dozen laws repealing existing federal regulations, drastically reduced illegal immigration, and renewed economic confidence. Impressive accomplishments!

In the face of unprecedented media opposition and Democratic "resistance," Trump has endured some setbacks, notably the failure of the American Health Care Act, which was to have replaced Obamacare. But that effort will be revisited, along with tax reform, in the coming weeks. Absent major shocks, Trump has ample room to grow.

The media disagree. CNN, among others, declares him a failure, claiming he has a "short list of accomplishments."

Some historical context is in order.

President Barack Obama did little of consequence in his first 100 days, aside from the ill-fated $862 billion stimulus and a failed executive order to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. Yet the mainstream media were effusive in their praise, with Jonathan Alter of Newsweek trumpeting the White House line: "Barack Obama has put more points on the board than any president since Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933." Only Lyndon Johnson did more, he claimed.

Being president is a tough job to begin with, and it's a whole lot tougher when half the country and all the mainstream media are out to ridicule and topple you.

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Dot Of Course You're a Racist
Dot What's Marriage?
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Education and PropagandaEducation and Propaganda

. Dot "What I Learned from 'Resistance School': Liberals Have Learned Nothing." Just imagine the outcry from the Left if the Right had held a "Resistance School" immediately after the election of Barack Obama.
. Dot "Emanuel Threatens Chicago Students' Diplomas Unless They Submit Government-Approved College Plans." Who made him king?
. Dot "Here's the Latest Thing to Threaten University Students' 'Safe Spaces': Chicken Sandwiches." When will college kids grow up? No time soon, it seems.
. Dot "PBS Lesson Plan Teaches Kids to Sympathize with Radical Islamic Terrorism." Your tax dollars at work.
. Dot "Robert Holland: Depositing Ed Department in History's Trash Bin Would Boost U.S. Education."
. Dot "Why Is the Dept. of Education Promoting Islam to School Kids?" Very good question. It would never promote Christianity!
. Dot "Clemson University: Expecting People to Show Up on Time Is Racist." Folks at Clemson should keep in mind that political correctness is simply cultural Marxism. But I suspect many folks at Clemson think Marxism is great.
. Dot "Major U.S. University Publishes 'Communism for Kids'." More teaching the kids to hate America. America's foes are growing.
. Dot "'Dangerous' New Trend: Angry Mobs of U.S. Students Shut Down Speech." And where do you think these little anarchists get their ideas to protest?
. Dot "Alabama Girl Expelled from School for a Year for Possessing a Toy Water Gun." The Left controls the education in the U.S. and therefore the leftist agenda is in full force.
. Dot "University's Student Government Wants Free Tuition 'Reparations' for Black Students." And what about all the whites who were held as slaves?
. Dot "LGBT-Promoting Teacher Bans Cross Necklaces in Class." Your tax dollars at work.
. Dot "College Professor: Black People Are 'Screwed' Because 'White People Are in Charge'." So, they weren't screwed during the last eight years?
. Dot "Liberal Indoctrination Camps Start at Kindergarten." And continue forever after that.

Global-warming deception and the Leftist environmental movementGlobal-Warming Deception and the Leftist Environmental Movement

. Dot "The Mouse That Won't Stop Roaring."
. Dot "Trump Takes on the Obama 'Climate Change' Agenda." For once, common sense is winning here.
. Dot "Fearing Global Warming Disaster, Hollywood Stars Run for the Hills -- Literally." Such foolishness!
. Dot "There's No Reason to Think We'll Always Have Paris."
. Dot "Union of Concerned Scientists Hates Truth about Global Warming."
. Dot "Watch: Bill Nye Blows Gasket When a Real Scientist Schools Him on Facts about 'Climate Change'."

Government run amuckGovernment Run Amuck

. Dot "Data in! Sanctuary Cities Have Higher Crime Rates." Just as any common-sense person would think.
. Dot "War Declared on 'Deep State' Political Agenda."
. Dot "9 out of 10 IRS Asset Seizures Fleece Innocent Taxpayers." An absolute outrage!
. Dot "Congress Devoured by Dark, 'Corrupting Influence'." Disgusting.
. Dot "The IRS Deliberately Targeted Innocents for Civil Forfeiture Program That Stole Millions from Americans." Your tax dollars at work.
. Dot "6 Examples of Schools' Dirty Tricks." Cultural Marxism at work.
. Dot "Estimated 700 Federal Employees Do Only Union Work." Your tax dollars are paying for this.
. Dot "Venezuelan President to Arm Militia Supporters after Confiscating Civilian Guns." When citizens turn in their guns, they become absolutely defenseless. The people of Venezuela are beginning to understand this. Liberals never will.
. Dot "Congressman Says Corruption in Washington Is 'Worse Than You Think'." I've always thought it was absolutely terrible.

Just-for-fun linksJust-for-Fun

. Dot "'Romancing The Wind' -- Ray Bethell." Very impressive!
. Dot "10+ of the Most Ironic Things That Have Ever Happened." (Note there are many pages.)
. Dot "Not Your Ordinary Trivia."
. Dot "These Aren't Ordinary Facts These Are Awesome Facts."
. Dot "Heavy Water Ice Cubes Do Not Float."
. Dot "Ideas That Are Either Genius or Stupid."
. Dot "Rearrange the Letters." Sort of fun. Others are watching.
. Dot "40 Fantastic Time-Wasting Web Sites."
. Dot "Watch an American Flag Fall Behind DNC Chairman Tom Perez as He Says Hillary Clinton's Name."

Must-read (or watch) linksMust-Read (or Must-View or Must-Listen)

. Dot "Time, Nat Geo Push 'Astonishingly Perverse Covers'." Very good article.
. Dot "Was Obama's White House Politicizing Intelligence to Influence the 2016 Elections?" Very good question. I think I know the answer.
. Dot "Just Who Was the Russian Agent after All?" That the Left has been largely successful in its attempt to smear Mr. Trump with a made-up story should be very frightening. How many other made-up stories have been advanced to achieve the Left's agenda?
. Dot "A Suicide in Texas." Equal justice is lost in the rush to advance identity politics.
. Dot "Government Medicine Is Evil."
. Dot "Hijab, Female Oppression and the Left." Enlisting useful idiots.
. Dot "Top Black Sheriff: Democrats Destroying Black Community."
. Dot "Racism and Sexism -- by the Left."
. Dot "The Danger of Declaring Health Care a 'Right'." It also reduces our freedom.
. Dot "U.S. Green Party Goes All In for Islam." Perhaps the Green Party likes Islam because of Islam's wish to overthrow the U.S.
. Dot "Obama Entangled in Brand-New 'Political Espionage' Scandal." It's yet another scandal to add to the list.

Other linksOther

. Dot "Minimum Wage Myth Bumps Painfully into Reality." When the government sets minimum wages, it violates the free market and takes a big step closer to socialism.
. Dot "Donald Trump Jr.: I'm Still Waiting for Celebrities Who Promised to Move if Trump Won to Leave US." Me, too! These celebrities are proving to be, like so many other liberals, liars.
. Dot "Obama Official: 'We Always Knew' Assad Kept Some Chemical Weapons." Oh, so John Kerry deliberately lied to the American public. Why should we believe anything a Democrat says?
. Dot "Obama's 'Complicated' Lies about Syria ."
. Dot "Obama Administration Knew Syria Still Had Chemical Weapons, Despite Saying Otherwise."
. Dot "Dismissing the Susan Rice 'Unmasking' Story Is the Exact Wrong Way to Cover It." My guess is that this is a major scandal where laws were broken and some individuals should be sent to jail.
. Dot "The Half-Baked Lies of Susan Rice."
. Dot "United States Falls in 'Human Freedom Index' Rankings." We need to get our act together.
. Dot "What Kind of Immigration?"
. Dot "'Pure Evil': Doctors Urged to Give Puberty Blockers to Transgender Kids." Sickening!
. Dot "Federal Immigration Arrests Double, 61% Are Non-Citizens."
. Dot "Matt Walsh: Parents and Doctors Who Push 'Transgenderism' on Kids Should Be Thrown in Prison." Certainly something should be done.
. Dot "U.S. City's Jaw-Dropping Response to Muslim Sex Attack on Girl, 5." The madness continues. It's Russian roulette with only one chamber empty.
. Dot "Transgenders in Wisconsin File Lawsuit to Force Taxpayers to Pay for Gender Reassignment Surgeries." Outrageous.
. Dot "Planned Parenthood Names Hillary Clinton 'Champion of the Century'." Now big losers are "champions." Amazing!
. Dot "Hillary's Super Witchiness Helped Doom Her Campaign, Says Book." Yet, she's named "Champion of the Century." Amazing!!
. Dot "Park Service: Illegals Destroying Federal Lands, Unsafe for Camping."
. Dot "U.S. Pays Millions to Clean Illegal Immigrant Trash."
. Dot "GOP to Sessions: Prosecute Lois Lerner!"
. Dot "If I Were the Devil."
. Dot "How the Clintons Sold Out U.S. National Interests to the Putin Regime." It seems the Clintons weren't interested in making America great again. They were interested in making the Clintons ever more wealthy again.
. Dot "Left-Wing Berkeley Thugs Threaten Man Holding US Flag. They Quickly Learn It Was a Bad Decision." It's distressing so many liberals can not tolerate the American flag or free speech. I wish they'd move away to some other country for a while so they could begin to appreciate America.
. Dot "Judicial Watch Requests Ethics Probe of Key Democrats."
. Dot "This Woman's Minimum Wage Story Shows the Left's Troubling Mindset."
. Dot "Obama's 'Complicated' Lies about Syria." It begins to appear that Obama's time in the White House was one big lie after another.
. Dot "Just Who Was the Russian Agent after All?"
. Dot "'Muslim Lives Matter More Than Christians'."
. Dot "Troubling Polls: Millennials Trust the IRS More Than the Military."
. Dot "Sanctuary Cities."
. Dot "Star Players."
. Dot "What Kind of Immigration?"
. Dot "Brit Hume Scorches NPR for 1 Blatant Lie." One of how many?
. Dot "The Transgender Madness Has Got to Stop." It's all part of cultural Marxism.
. Dot "'Queer Communism' Finds Its Voice."
. Dot "NAPOLITANO: What if We Don't Really Govern Ourselves?" Someething to consider.
. Dot "O'Reilly Antagonist Vows to Treat Him [O'Reilly] like Glenn Beck." The Left strikes again.
. Dot "Life Insurance for Terrorists? America's 1st Somali Legislator Says 'Yes'."
. Dot "What Happened to You White People?" Good question. The answer: the Left took over.
. Dot "The Big, Amazing List of People Obama Spied on."
. Dot "Choosing Oppression Is NOT Freedom." And where are the women's rights groups? Totally silent.
. Dot "My Heart on the Line."
. Dot "Poll: Majority of Marijuana Smokers Are Parents, Backed Clinton 2-1."
. Dot "Coulter Rips New York Times' Berkeley Coverage."
. Dot "Watch: The Simpsons Expertly Mock & Troll Sensitive Liberal College Students in Hilarious Skit."

Religious linksReligion

. Dot "ISIS Child Fighters."
. Dot "Suicide Bombers' Families Get Cost-of-Living Raises."
. Dot "Why Islam Needs a Warning Label." Islam is totally incompatible with American values.
. Dot "Islamic Thugs Beat Australian Christian Couple While Screaming 'F*ck Jesus'." While some Americans lay out a big welcome mats for Islamic refugees.
. Dot "'Shariah Cop' Cracks Down on Minnesota Muslims." Shariah is totally incompatible with America's laws and traditions.
. Dot "Muslims Threaten Journalists Who Reported Persecution of 'Gays'." That would be Muslims from the "religion of peace."
. Dot "Islam's 'Manufactured Refugee Crisis' Revealed."
. Dot "University to Christians: You're 'Spiritually Privileged'."
. Dot "Liberal Christians Join Anti-Trump Resistance."
. Dot "Muslims Wants 'Blasphemers' Prosecuted . . . Worldwide!"
. Dot "Taking Apart the 'Islam Is Religion of Peace' Claim." It's not hard to do.

The PresidentThe President

. Dot "Professor Calls for President Trump's Death, Won't Be Disciplined." It's a stunning double standard.
. Dot "Limbaugh: Proof-Positive Obama Was Spying on Trump." Is anyone surprised?
. Dot "California University Professor: Hang Trump, Execute Republicans." Think back. What if a professor had said, "Hang Obama, execute Democrats." Do you think the mainstream media would have ignored the story?
. Dot "Analysis Confirms British Role in Trump Being Spied On." Don't expect any apologies.
. Dot "Maxine Waters Tells MSNBC She's Never Called for Trump's Impeachment Hours After Doing Just That." Some people are very comfortable lying.
. Dot "Twitter Perfectly OK with Users Urging Facebook Killer to Kill POTUS." For many liberals, killing a Republican president is a good idea.
. Dot "'Very Liberal' Teacher Wears Profane Trump Jacket in Front of Students at School. Outrage Follows.." Ms Judy seems to be rather stupid.
. Dot "Honeymoon from Hell: The Liberal Media vs. President Trump." Honeymoon? What honeymoon?
. Dot "University of Alaska Is Displaying a Painting of a Decapitated Trump in Its Gallery." Just imagine the outrage if such a hateful and unacceptable picture had been painted of Barack Obama.
. Dot "Pollster: People 'Wish' for Trump Assassination."

I think these articles are of particular importance.
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Special linksSpecial

. Dot "Rockefeller's Treachery."
. Dot "The Clintons' Greatest Shame: Chelsea Clinton Is the Biological Daughter of Webb Hubbell and Not Bill Clinton." Imagine the effect this must have on Chelsea, poor kid.
. Dot "Gay Marriage Still Doesn't Exist, No Matter What the Supreme Court Says."
. Dot "Immigration, World Poverty, and Gumballs -- Updated 2010." I think you'll find this eye-opening.
. Dot "Our Kids Don't Need Gun Control Laws, They Need Fathers."
. Dot "Barack Obama Is Not Seeking 'Legacy'."
. Dot "Who Is John Galt?"
. Dot "The Most Shocking Islamic 'Refugee' Video That You Will Ever See . . . Way Worse Than . . . ." This will make you weep . . . when you realize America is just a step or two behind.
. Dot "Belgistan? Sharia Showdown Looms in Brussels."
. Dot "With Open Gates: The Forced Collective Suicide of European Nations."
. Dot "Hillary's Camp Freaking Out as This Video Goes Viral." Perhaps this video will give you a new, more fact-based perspective on Bill and Hillary and their kind.
. Dot "The Third American Revolution." This is outstanding! It sums up so well what's going on.
. Dot "101 Peculiarities Surrounding the Death of Vincent Foster." There's a whole lot of corruption in government. Do you believe in truth and justice? The government doesn't.
. Dot "Uh, Hillary, Your Hubby Caused the 2008 Recession." Few people understand this. Many should.
. Dot "The Root Cause of America's New Civil War."
. Dot "Liberty Is Not for Wimps."
. Dot "What's Wrong with Socialism?"


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Received in an email dated April 11, 2017. Thanks, Jack.

Perhaps of interest

Perhaps of Interest

12 Short Stories -- It Doesn't Matter if They're True or Not

1. Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I'm working on for my Psychology class. When I asked her to define success in her own words, she said,"Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile."

2. Today, I asked my mentor - a very successful business man in his 70s- what his top 3 tips are for success. He smiled and said, "Read something no one else is reading, think something no one else is thinking, and do something no one else is doing."

3. Today, after my 72 hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she realized I didn't recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said, "On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center."

4. Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side of the road holding him and crying. And just before he died, he licked the tears off my face.

5. Today at 7AM, I woke up feeling ill, but decided I needed the money, so I went into work. At 3PM I got laid off. On my drive home I got a flat tire. When I went into the trunk for the spare, it was flat too. A man in a BMW pulled over, gave me a ride, we chatted, and then he offered me a job. I start tomorrow.

6. Today, as my father, three brothers, and two sisters stood around my mother's hospital bed, my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died. She simply said, "I feel so loved right now. We should have gotten together like this more often."

7. Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he passed away in a small hospital bed. About 5 seconds after he passed, I realized it was the first time I had given him a kiss since I was a little boy.

8. Today, in the cutest voice, my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start recycling. I chuckled and asked, "Why?" She replied, "So you can help me save the planet." I chuckled again and asked, "And why do you want to save the planet?" Because that's where I keep all my stuff," she said.

9. Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast cancer patient laughing hysterically at her 2-year-old daughter's antics, I suddenly realized that I need to stop complaining about my life and start celebrating it again.

10. Today, a boy in a wheelchair saw me desperately struggling on crutches with my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack and books for me. He helped me all the way across campus to my class and as he was leaving he said, "I hope you feel better soon."

11. Today, I was feeling down because the results of a biopsy came back malignant. When I got home, I opened an e-mail that said, "Thinking of you today. If you need me, I'm a phone call away." It was from a high school friend I hadn't seen in 10 years.

12. Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe. He said he hadn't eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and unhealthy. Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating. The first thing the man said was, "We can share it."

Received in an email dated February 25, 2017. Thanks, Jim.

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