The TURP Procedure Explained

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2-6-2019

 

The TURP Procedure Explained

 

For those who missed me for a day or so I underwent a local outpatient procedure that is in no way similar to a colonoscopy. I was given a 2pm appointment and told to stop all aspirin products and any medications which might allow my blood to thin. There was no enema requirement, but the nurse on the phone cautioned me not to eat anything after midnight the night before.

 

One of the requirements for sanitation was to bathe with a hospital grade antibiotic soap for 3 days prior to the surgery. That stuff makes you look a bit yellow and dries out the pores a bit, but a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do, right?

 

I also had another doctor consultation at a different local hospital downtown the morning before my procedure. This consult was around the same area of the body, but the opposite end as the TURP. I won’t get into that suffice to say my wife and I left home around 7am and I reported into the doctor’s office at 8:15 am. It was around 10:00 am by the time we left the hospital, so we headed over to the other hospital for my appointed procedure.

 

I don’t know if anyone else has had this procedure but after checking in to get my wristband identity bracelet, we waited for a room to open in the pre-surgery area. I was surprised by the number of people waiting for any number of different procedures. They kept calling people forward, checking their information and disappeared behind what I suspect was door #1. Soon the only one left to be called was me and finally it was my turn.

 

I think I’ve given up on being modest after getting into a room and the nurse said to remove all clothing except my socks, my wife gathered up my discarded clothing and personal effects and placed them into hospital bags. I was told to don the gown, with the opening to the back and lie on the gurney and use an insulated blanket that resembled a tinfoil sheet on top of a layer of cotton.

 

Then came the interrogation, well sort of it was question after question about my living will (my wife had full authority to tell them to pull the plug (if it came to that). They wanted to know what medication I had taken and when, what I had eaten last and when, when had I last tasted water.

 

The nurse just finished when the doctor popped in and announced it wouldn’t be long. Then the anesthesiologist came in to check my chart and make sure I wasn’t allergic to any medications. He was followed by the nurse who would be my operating room nurse. My wife was given my patient number and instructions on how to follow along as to when I was in surgery, moved into recovery and on my way back to the same room. She was then taken to the waiting room for a 2 ½ hour surgery.

 

I couldn’t help notice that almost all the operating room nurses, technicians and who knows a janitor maybe, were all women. They pulled a warm towel out and covered me with it and I sort of drifted off to la la land, no longer worried about my modesty.

 

This might be time to explain the TURP (Button TransUrethral Resection Prostate) procedure. It’s basically a miniature sized laser surgery inside an enlarged prostate where the urinary tract has become quite closed making urination painful and difficult at best. I won’t go into detail how they got there because remember I’m out of it already.

 

Next I hear a voice and see the nurse talking to me trying to get me to wake up. She said we’re done and soon we’ll go from the ICU recovery room back to my room pending discharge when the doctor decides I’m ready to go home.

 

As I became awake I saw my wife sitting there and the nurse began to explain to her what to do for home care with me wearing a catheter. Stop right there. I’ve had catheters before, but only in the hospital setting and only for a few hours when needed. But here we are on a Thursday evening and I have to wear it until Monday?

 

We finally got home around 7:00 pm and my youngest daughter stopped in shortly after we arrived. She had hamburgers, fries and sodas for us straight for a local fast food restaurant (not McD’s either). The three of us ate and she headed home as we prepared to go to bed 12 hours after we had left the house that morning.

 

The nurse had stressed about staying hydrated by drinking lots and lots and lots of water. Colorado Springs is at a bit of an altitude, so water is important (For me water has been for coffee). I soon didn’t see the point of drinking, but I kept on emptying one bottle after another. Funny thing is the water seemed to pass through my body and go straight into the bag. I felt like skipping the middle man – me and just dumping the water into the toilet (I did resist that urge).

 

The nurse has said no showers until Friday when I could navigate the walk in shower without losing my balance. The hot water felt good. So I stayed around the house all weekend and on Monday morning we headed over to my follow up appointment to get the catheter removed. Ouch! It was then I wished I had some adult pullups or something as I had absolutely no control over my bladder, and the water had no place to go but then gravity took over. My daughter remedied that rather quickly and even picked up my antibiotic from the store.

 

By the next day (Tuesday) I had regained control and was pretty much back on track with no issues relating to bladder discharge. Blood in the urine is to be expected for about 6 weeks. Then it will be time for another follow up with the doctor.

 

Today is Wednesday and I’m pretty much back on my regular (no heavy lifting) schedule – retired. If you’re suffering frequent and urgent urination I suggest considering this procedure (talk to your doctor about doing it first). In case you’re wondering why, I must write things down or I tend to forget the details. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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The Contempt in Congress

2-6-2019

 

The Contempt in Congress

 

We are told in the bible that followers of Christ will be known by their fruit (works) and that a tree produces either good fruit or bad fruit. The same can be said of any profession, corporation or place of employment and even in the home.

 

Aretha Franklin sang, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” and we know that respect when taught in the home sets the stage for the real world of life. Children are to be raised with the biblical ground rules of Loving God; Honoring your parents, the elderly and those in authority; doing unto others as you would have them do unto you (do no harm); being satisfied with what you have; not wanting the things of others; and treating each life as if it is important (because God created it). Those children who learn these basic concepts at home tend to be better adults, more productive at work and able to make better choices in life.

 

Have you ever gone into a store or business that had a 5 gallon glass jar full of marbles? There was a sign that asked you to guess how many marbles? Maybe the winner would receive a monetary prize or a new bike? Have you ever written down and submitted your best guest estimate? Have you ever won?

 

When it comes to the U. S. Congress the average American thinks of them as that jar of marbles. Unless you have been a part of the goings on in Congress or really studied U. S. History the shroud of secrecy shields the inner workings and the individuals who have been elected to political office, their personal staff and their daily routines are a mystery. We know that according to the U. S. Constitution there are 100 members of the U. S. Senate and 435 members of the U. S. House of Representatives. That gives us a total of 535 “marbles” in our congressional jar.

 

We know that they are members of three main political parties: Democrats, Independents and Republicans. In this politically correct climate why don’t we refer to them as Democratic-Americans, Independent-Americans and Republican-Americans? Maybe it’s because it would sound stupid?

 

One may only to go online at www.senate.gov to access the U. S. Constitution to read Article 1 for the criteria of becoming a member of Congress.

 

The criteria for the U. S. Senate, is 30 years of age and a citizen for 9 years and an inhabitant of the state from which chosen. Senators are elected for six years and are divided into three classes. The first class vacates the second year, the second class expires the fourth year and the third class expires the sixth year. The Vice President of the United States is the President of the Senate. The Senate shall choose their officers and also a President pro tempore, in the absence of the Vice President or when he shall exercise the office of President of the United States. The Senate shall have the sole power to try all impeachments. Then the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside.

 

The criteria of becoming a member of the U. S. House of Representatives, 25 years of age, a citizen for 7 years and an inhabitant of the state from which chosen. Representatives are elected for 4 years. Representatives are to direct taxes (in the original Constitutional document). Their members are chosen by state based upon population. They are to choose their Speaker and other officers. The House has the sole power of Impeachment.

 

The Senate and the House shall judge the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members and a majority of each shall constitute a Quorum to do business. They each may determine the rules of its proceedings and to punish its members for disorderly behavior and with two thirds concurrence expel a member.

 

The U. S. Congress has many facets of the inner workings that are not made public, such as having many as 512 Congressional Caucuses, which equate to separate voting blocs each with a separate agenda. Of these Caucuses I have written several articles about the Congressional Black Caucus now with 55 members in the 116th Congress. The CBC prides itself on a “black only” membership and has as a number one priority the rooting out racism within the Trump administration and government while ignoring obvious racism in the Congressional Black Caucus. They have opposed Republican Presidents since Richard Nixon refused to recognize them as a legitimate Caucus.

 

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) was established in 1971 by 13 founding members. The founding members include:

Rep. Shirley A. Chisholm (D-N.Y.)

Rep. William L. Clay, Sr. (D-Mo.)

Rep. George W. Collins (D-Ill.)

Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.)

Rep. Ronald V. Dellums (D-Calif.)

Rep. Charles C. Diggs, Jr. (D-Mich.)

Rep. Augustus F. Hawkins (D-Calif.)

Rep. Ralph H. Metcalfe (D-Ill.)

Rep. Parren J. Mitchell (D-Md.)

Rep. Robert N.C. Nix, Sr. (D-Pa.)

Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.)

Rep. Louis Stokes (D-Ohio)

Del. Walter E. Fauntroy (D-D.C.)

The Congressional Black Caucus currently has two members of the U. S. Senate, one of whom is of Indian descent, Senator Kamala Harris’s parents are from India, yet by her skin color she identifies as black (African-American) and it would appear that the CBC has already broken it’s longstanding rule as a “Blacks Only Club”.

 

Of the U. S. Congress that are some interesting items to consider, out of 535 members, there are verifiably 50 current members who are either Socialists, Communist and another 50 who have leanings toward Islam and their allegiance is not to the U. S. Constitution.  Of these there are 16 members of the Congressional Black Caucus who appear in author and historian Trevor Loudon’s book Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists And Progressives In The US Congress.

 

I have taken from Trevor Loudon’s listing of these 50 Communists and Socialists and utilizing my own research of the Congressional Black Caucus provided Caucuses, Committees, Taskforces and Democratic Party Working Groups.

 

You may be surprised (as I was) to see many of the names and faces prominent on Main Stream Media outlets and realize the underlying motives and agenda to undercut President Trump and his administration with completely manufactured resistance. Simply connect the dots with the Democratic Party, the Congressional Black Caucus, Communist Party, Democratic Socialists of America and other nefarious SWAMP entities pushing open border agendas and illegal immigrant voting “rights”.

 

2019 List of Socialists and Communists in Congress Trevor Loudon 2-4-2019

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Trevor Loudon had been asked to compile a list of socialists and communists in Congress. A friend of his was challenged to name “even two socialists in Congress.” Altogether, if you add in Islamist connections he places about 100 members of the House of Representatives would struggle to pass a low-level background security check..but guess what? There are no security checks in Congress.

 

Here’s Trevor Loudon’s list of 50 of the most obvious socialists in the House, with links to my website https://keywiki.org/Main_Page for the backup evidence. Apologies to the many I’ve omitted. Please email me at trevor.newzeal@gmail.com if you’d like to be included in future lists.

 

  1. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) Has worked closely with the Communist Party USA since at least 1993. A self-described “Alinskyite.” Traveled to Cuba in 2015.
  2. Ami Bera (D-CA) Has used Communist Party USA campaign volunteers in 2010, 2014 and 2016. Also close to Democratic Socialists of America.
  3. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Very close to several key Communist Party USA allies in San Francisco in the 1970s and ’80s. Also some involvement with Democratic Socialists of America.
  4. (CBC) Barbara Lee (D-CA) Lee has been close to the Communist Party USA for decades. In the 1990s she was a leading member of the Communist Party spin-off Committees of Correspondence. Has been to Cuba more than 20 times.
  5. Ro Khanna (D-CA) Very close to Democratic Socialists of America.
  6. Salud Carbajal (D-CA) Long history with Democratic Socialists of America members.
  7. Judy Chu (D-CA) Was heavily involved with the now-defunct pro-Beijing Communist Workers Party in the 1970s and ’80s. Still works closely with former members today. China’s best friend in the US Congress.
  8. Raul Ruiz (D-CA) Worked closely with Workers World Party members in Massachusetts in the late 1990s.
  9. (CBC) Karen Bass (D-CA) Was actively involved with the Marxist-Leninist group Line of March in the 1980s. Still works closely with former members. Mentored by a leading Communist Party USA member. Also close to Democratic Socialists of America and some Freedom Road Socialist Organization members. Has been to Cuba at least 4 times.
  10. (CBC) Maxine Waters (D-CA) Long history with the Communist Party USA. Also ties to some Communist Workers Party and Workers World Party fronts. Has employed staff members from Democratic Socialists of America and League of Revolutionary Struggle.
  11. Joe Courtney (D-CT) Has worked closely with several Communist Party USA leaders.
  12. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) Has worked extremely closely with the Communist Party USA for many years. Traveled to Cuba in 2014.
  13. Jim Himes (D-CT) His 1988 thesis “The Sandinista Defense Committees and the Transformation of Political Culture in Nicaragua” was a sympathetic portrayal of Marxist government’s civilian spy network. Has worked closely with one Communist Party USA front group.
  14. Kathy Castor (D-FL) Has worked closely with Cuba and pro-Castro organizations to open US trade with the communist island.
  15. (CBC) John Lewis (D-GA) Worked closely with the Communist Party USA and Socialist Party USA in the 1960s. In recent years has worked with Democratic Socialists of America members.
  16. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) Has worked with Democratic Socialists of America members through her political career. Ties to some Filipino-American “former communists.” Worked with Communist Party USA affiliated former Congressman Dennis Kucinich to defend Soviet-Russian puppet Syrian leader Bashar-al-Assad.
  17. (CBC) Bobby Rush (D-IL) Former leader of the Maoist-leaning Black Panther Party. Has worked closely with Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America. Has traveled to Cuba twice.
  18. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL) Has worked closely with the Communist Party USA for nearly 40 years.
  19. (CBC) Danny Davis (D-IL) Was a member of Democratic Socialists of America in the mid 2000s. Has worked closely with the Communist Party USA since the 1980s. Also close to Committees of Correspondence in the 1990s.
  20. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) Was a member of Democratic Socialists of America in the 1980s and has continued to work closely with the organization. Has also worked closely with some Communist Party USA members.
  21. Dave Loebsack (D-IA) has worked closely with Socialist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America members for many years.
  22. John Yarmuth (D-KY) has worked with Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism members. Traveled to Cuba in 2011.
  23. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) has worked closely with Democratic Socialists of America for many years.
  24. Jim McGovern (D-MA) has supported Latin American socialist and revolutionary groups for 20 years. Has traveled to Cuba at least three times.
  25. (CBC) Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) Has been endorsed by Democratic Socialists of America. Worked with Freedom Road Socialist Organization front groups and with the pro-Beijing Chinese Progressive Association in Boston.
  26. Andy Levin (D-MI) Close to Democratic Socialists of America for at least a decade.
  27. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) Democratic Socialists of America member.
  28. Betty McCollum (D-MN) Close ties to communist Laos. Has worked with Democratic Socialists of America members. Traveled to Cuba in 2014.
  29. (CBC) Ilhan Omar (D-MN) Supported by Democratic Socialists of America- controlled groups Our Revolution and National Nurses United. Reportedly a self-described “Democratic Socialist.”
  30. (CBC) Bennie Thompson (D-MS) Was close to the Communist Party USA for many years. Also supported one Communist Workers Party organization. Traveled to Cuba in 2000 and worked with Fidel Castro to train leftist American medical students in Cuba.
  31. (CBC) William Lacy Clay (D-MO) Has worked with Communist Party USA fronts for many years.
  32. (CBC) Greg Meeks (D-NY) Has traveled to Cuba at least 3 times. Was a strong supporter of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.
  33. Grace Meng (D-NY) Very close to the pro-Beijing Asian Americans for Equality. Was also active in a radical Korean-American organization.
  34. Nydia Velasquez (D-NY) Close ties to Democratic Socialists of America. Welcomed Fidel Castro to Harlem in 1995.
  35. (CBC) Yvette Clarke (D-NY) Addressed a Workers World Party rally in 2005. A close ally of a prominent Democratic Socialists of America member. Traveled to Cuba in 2007.
  36. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) Was a member of the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee in the 1970s and was involved with Democratic Socialists of America in the ’80s and ’90s.
  37. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) A member of Democratic Socialists of America.
  38. Jose Serrano (D-NY) Close ties to the Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America. Was a strong supporter of Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez.
  39. (CBC) G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) Some connection to Workers World Party and Freedom Road Socialist Organization. Also close to the “former” communist-led Moral Mondays movement.
  40. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) Ties to Democratic Socialists of America. Traveled to Cuba in 2002.
  41. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) Ties to Democratic Socialists of America.
  42. Steve Cohen (D-TN) Close ties to Memphis Socialist Party USA members. Traveled to Cuba in 2011.
  43. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) Elected to the Texas State House with Communist Party USA support. Works closely with a major communist-influenced organization.
  44. (CBC) Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Long relationship with the Communist Party USA. Traveled to Cuba at least twice.
  45. (CBC) Marc Veasey (D-TX) Very close relationship with the Communist Party USA.
  46. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) Has been involved with Democratic Socialists of America since the 1980s.
  47. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) Has been involved with Freedom Road Socialist Organization-connected groups for many years.
  48. Mark Pocan (D-WI) Close to some Democratic Socialists of America activists. Long-time active supporter of Colombian revolutionary movements.
  49. (CBC) Gwen Moore (D-WI) Has been mentored by leading Democratic Socialists of America and Communist Party USA members.
  50. (CBC) Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) Former Young Peoples Socialist League member. Long connection to Democratic Socialists of America.

 

For more information on socialists and communists in the US Congress watch my acclaimed 90-minute documentary the Enemies Within, or read my book Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists And Progressives In The US Congress.

 

From Trevor Loudon’s listing the following 16 members of the 116th Congressional Black Caucus including their status by Congressional Seniority with Caucuses, Taskforces and Working Groups:

 

  1. John Lewis D-GA since 1987;
    1. Worked closely with the Communist Party USA and Socialist Party USA in the 1960s
    2. In recent years has worked with Democratic Socialists of America members.
  2. Eleanor Holmes Norton D-DC since 1991
  3. Maxine Waters D-CA since 1991;
    1. Former Chair 1997 – 1999;
    2. Long history with the Communist Party USA;
    3. Ties to some Communist Workers Party and Workers World Party fronts;
    4. Employed staff members from Democratic Socialists of America and League of Revolutionary Struggle;
    5. Congressional Caribbean Caucus – Co-Chair
  4. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. D-GA since 1993;
    1. Congressional Automotive and Performance and Motorsports Caucus – Co-Chair;
    2. Congressional Military Family Caucus – Co-Chair:
    3. Congressional Peanut Caucus – Co-Chair;
    4. Congressional Working Forests Caucus – Co-Chair
  5. James E. Clyburn D-SC since 1993,
    1. Former Chair 1999 – 2001;
    2. Democratic Faith Working Group – Co-Chair
  6. Alcee L. Hastings D-FL since 1993;
    1. Congressional Everglades Caucus – Co-Chair;
    2. Congressional Homelessness Caucus – Co-Chair;
    3. Congressional House Sugar Caucus – Co-Chair;
    4. Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus – Co-Chair;
    5. Congressional Tunisia Caucus – Co-Chair;
    6. Democratic Israel Working Group – Co-Chair
  7. Eddie Bernice Johnson D-TX since 1993,
    1. Former Chair 2001 – 2003;
    2. Congressional Caucus on Bosnia – Co-Chair;
    3. Congressional Homelessness Caucus – Co-Chair;
    4. Congressional Lupus Caucus – Co-Chair;
    5. Congressional Texas Maritime Caucus – Co-Chair
  8. Bobby L. Rush D-IL since 1993;
    1. Former leader of the Maoist-leaning Black Panther Party;
    2. Worked closely with Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America;
    3. Traveled to Cuba twice.
  9. Bobby Scott D-VA since 1993;
    1. Congressional Voting Rights Task Force – Co-Chair;
    2. Gun Violence Prevention Task Force – Co-Chair
  10. Bennie G. Thompson D-MS since 1993;
    1. The Congressional Task Force on Election Security – Co-Chair
  11. Sheila Jackson Lee D-TX since 1996;
    1. Congressional Afghan Caucus – Co-Chair;
    2. Congressional Children’s Caucus – Co-Chair;
    3. Congressional Nigeria Caucus – Co-Chair
  12. Elijah E. Cummings D-MD since 1996,
    1. Former Chair 2003 – 2005;
    2. Congressional Oral Health Caucus – Co-Chair
  13. Danny K. Davis D-IL since 1997;
    1. Was a member of Democratic Socialists of America in the mid 2000’s;
    2. Worked closely with the Communist Party USA since the 1980s;
    3. Close to Committees of Correspondence in the 1990s.
  14. Gregory W. Meeks D-NY since 1998;
    1. Congressional European Union Caucus – Co-Chair;
    2. Congressional Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus – Co-Chair
  15. Barbara Lee D-CA since 1998;
    1. Former Chair 2009 – 2011;
    2. Has been close to the Communist Party USA for decades.
    3. In the 1990s she was a leading member of the Communist Party spin-off Committees of Correspondence;
    4. Has been to Cuba more than 20 times;
    5. Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus – Co-Chair;
    6. Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus – Co-Chair;
    7. Congressional Sudan and South Sudan Caucus – Co-Chair;
    8. Cuba Working Group – Co-Chair;
    9. Democratic Whip Task force on Poverty, Income Inequality and Opportunity – Co-Chair;
    10. House Democratic Policy and Steering Committee – Co-Chair
  16. William Lacy Clay, Jr. D-MD since 2001
  17. David Scott D-GA since 2003
  18. G. K. Butterfield D-NC since 2004,
    1. Former Chair 2015 – 2017; Childhood Cancer Caucus – Co-Chair;
    2. Congressional Free File Caucus – Co-Chair;
    3. Congressional Out of Poverty Caucus – Co-Chair;
    4. Congressional Pediatric Trauma Caucus – Co-Chair;
    5. Congressional Rare Disease Caucus – Co-Chair
  19. Emanuel Cleaver, II D-MO since 2005,
    1. Former Chair 2011 – 2013
  20. Al Green D-TX since 2005
  21. Gwen Moore D-WI since 2005
  22. Yvette D. Clarke D-NY since 2007;
    1. Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls – Co-Chair;
    2. Congressional Caucus on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality Technologies – Co-Chair;
    3. Congressional Caribbean Caucus – Co-Chair;
    4. Congressional Multicultural Media Caucus – Co-Chair
  23. Hank Johnson D-GA since 2007,
    1. Secretary 2019
  24. Andre Carson D-IN since 2007;
    1. Congressional Higher Education Caucus – Co-Chair
  25. Marcia L. Fudge D-OH since 2008,
    1. Former Chair 2013 – 2015;
    2. Congressional Rock and Roll Caucus – Co-Chair;
    3. Congressional Childhood Obesity Taskforce – Co-Chair
  26. Karen Bass D-CA since 2011,
    1. Current Chair 2019;
    2. Was actively involved with the Marxist-Leninist group Line of March in the 1980s; still works closely with former members;
    3. mentored by a leading Communist Party USA member;
    4. Close to Democratic Socialists of America and some Freedom Road Socialist Organization members;
    5. Has been to Cuba at least 4 times;
    6. Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth – Co-Chair
  27. Cedric L. Richmond D-LA since 2011;
    1. Former Chair 2017 – 2019; Congressional Home Protection Caucus;
    2. Congressional Minor league Baseball Caucus – Co-Chair;
    3. Congressional Refinery Caucus – Co-Chair
  28. Terri Sewell D-AL since 2011;
    1. Congressional Voting Rights Task Force – Co-Chair
  29. Frederica S. Wilson D-FL since 2011,
    1. Member At Large
  30. Donald M. Payne, Jr. D-NJ since 2012;
    1. Congressional Men’s Health Caucus – Co-Chair
  31. Joyce Beatty D-OH since 2012,
    1. 1st Vice Chair 2019;
    2. Congressional Financial and Economic literacy Caucus – Co-Chair;
    3. Congressional Heart and Stroke Caucus – Co-Chair
  32. Hakeem Jeffries D-NY since 2013;
    1. House Democratic Policy and communications Committee – Co-Chair
  33. Marc Veasey D-TX since 2013;
    1. Congressional Aviation Caucus – Co-Chair;
    2. Congressional Blue Collar Caucus – Co-Chair;
    3. Congressional Carbon Dioxide Enhanced Oil Recovery Caucus – Co-Chair;
    4. Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus – Co-Chair;
    5. Congressional Voting Rights Task Force – Co-Chair;
    6. Congressional Youth Sports Caucus – Co-Chair;
    7. Access to Jobs Taskforce – Co-Chair;
    8. The Bipartisan Taskforce for Combatting Anti-Semitism – Co-Chair
  34. Robin Kelly D-IL since 2013;
    1. Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls – Co-Chair;
    2. Congressional Diversifying Tech Caucus – Co-Chair;
    3. Democratic Budget Group – Co-Chair;
    4. Gun Violence Prevention Task Force – Co-Chair
  35. Cory Booker D-NJ since 2013
  36. Alma Adams D-NC since 2014;
    1. Bipartisan Congressional HBCUS Caucus – Co-Chair
  37. Brenda Lawrence D-MI since 2015,
    1. 2nd Vice Chair 2019; Congressional Caucus on Foster Youth – Co-Chair;
    2. Congressional Caucus on Women’s Issues – Co-Chair;
    3. Congressional Skilled American Workforce Caucus – Co-Chair;
    4. Democratic Women’s Working Group – Co-Chair
  38. Stacey Plaskett D-VI since 2015;
    1. Congressional Caribbean Caucus – Co-Chair
  39. Bonnie Watson Coleman D-NJ since 2015;
    1. Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls – Co-Chair
  40. Dwight Evans D-PA since 2016,
    1. Member At Large
  41. Kamala D. Harris D-CA since 2017
  42. Lisa Blunt Rochester D-DE since 2017;
    1. Access to Jobs Taskforce – Co-Chair
  43. Anthony Brown D-MD since 2017
  44. Val Butler Demings D-FL since 2017;
    1. Gun Violence Prevention Task Force – Co-Chair
  45. Al Lawson D-FL since 2017
  46. A. Donald Mceachin D-VA since 2017,
    1. Whip 2019
  47. Steven Horsford D. NV since 2018,
    1. Parlimentarian
  48. Colin Allred D-TX since 2018
  49. Antonio Delgado D-NY since 2018
  50. Jahana Hayes D-CT since 2018
  51. Lucy McBath D-GA since 2018
  52. Joe Neguse D-CO since 2018
  53. Ilhan Omar D-MN since 2018
  54. Ayanna Pressley D-MA since 2018
  55. Lauren Underwood D-IL since 2018

 

As a side note former President Barack Obama was a proud member of the CBC as a U. S. Senator and alumni continued to be a staunch supporter of the CBC as president, and his maternal grandparents were solidly connected card carrying members of the Communist Party from Washington state and in Hawaii during the time of his birth.

 

Alumni and former Rep. Keith Ellison was an active and vocal member of the CBC and the Democratic Party before being elected as Minnesota’s Attorney General in the 2018 mid-term elections.

 

Much of my writings about the Congressional Black Caucus may seem redundant or repetitive in nature, but I assure you that there is a direct correlation between the racial violence, rioting and demonstrations by leftist and Democratic causes, the resistance within the U. S. Congress and the Congressional Black Caucus. This connection has either gone unseen or kept under the cover of secrecy from the American people.

 

I will continue to investigate until such time as competent Congressional leadership or an internal IG investigation is launched to bring to accountability those members of the U. S. Congress who do not take their oath of office and allegiance to the United States of America seriously.

 

It is by an act of Almighty God that we are all created equal and through the dedication of fellow Patriots we continue to be the land of the brave and home of the free! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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The State of the Union is Strong

SOTU 2019 President Trump

2-5-2019

 

The State of the Union is Strong

 

A partial quote by President Trump tonight as he prepared to conclude his second State of The Union address at the nation’s capital, “The State of the Union is Strong”, declaring to the nation that much good and prosperity have gripped the nation over the past 2 years. While most Democrats and many Republican members of Congress chose to sit in disagreement, there was a point made about more women were working today, and that there were many more women in Congress than ever before, that brought even the staunch hard core Never Trumpers to their feet as they clapped their hearts out in support (of that one portion of the SOTU).

 

For those who know me and for those who don’t I’ve been studying the U.S. Congress trying to figure out how elected members can deny every positive thing accomplished by President Trump in his first 2 years in office. From the hostages coming home from North Korea to the prospect of US forces coming home from the endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, it would seem that the liberals would like to just keep things as they have been for a very long time.

 

From what I saw tonight The State of Resistance is weak, and as people leapt to their feet in applause, the TRDs (Trump Resistance Democrats) felt justified by making a statement against support of the things Americans have been seeking. The statement they made was a pitiful one at best.

 

I’ve never heard a President praise so many others and encourage Americans to stand strong, not as Democrats or Republicans but as Americans as we move into the next phase of development, using words like “WE” and “OUR” and did not even once use the word “I”. He ended with God Bless You and May God Bless the United States. In my humble opinion it was a great speech, sought a united front throughout the nation and in the U. S. Congress! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Looking Through a Skewed Lens

2-4-2019

 

Looking Through a Skewed Lens

 

I began watching “Red Tails” on cable recently and couldn’t help but relate what was happening on screen with the happenings of today. The young Captain had gone into the Officers Club and was told to leave because of his race. At first he complied, but stopped short when he decided enough is enough. He went back inside and began fighting with another officer. It quickly turned into a brawl. The next scene was him lying in a cell and being released to his commanding officer a Colonel.

 

The Colonel asked him what he was trying to do and said the Captain reminded him of a young kid on the street with his arm bare and his hand clenched and knotted up in a fist. The Colonel told him that if you go around looking at the world through a skewed lens your results will be skewed too (paraphrased).

 

That struck a chord with me. That’s exactly how racial division and political correctness affect the nation today. There are those on the liberal left, those in the Democratic Party and even those in the Republican Party who feel that their politics trump opposing views.

 

It has gotten so bad that those who are affected by this skewed liberal left political view of America have gone past the point of calling evil good and good evil. They attack without merit. In fact if they “perceive” that something or someone is calling them out in dissent they incite violence, mayhem and even physical harm or death. So arrogant are they that openly calling for the death of a sitting president (unheard of before) have become a common theme among career and fledgling freshmen members of Congress.

 

Traditionally it has been a requirement for select government officials and members of Congress to swear an oath of allegiance to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against ALL ENEMIES both foreign and domestic. It maybe because they don’t realize that ALL ENEMIES = Foreign Nations, Tribes and Religious Factions who are hostile toward the United States of America. It may also be possible that ALL ENEMIES = Domestic, home grown, migrated and even brain washed American citizens who are hostile toward the United States of America.

 

Anyone who has served in the Armed Forces of the United States knows perfectly well that protecting and defending the Constitution of the United States against ALL ENEMIES = Foreign and Domestic. That includes those acting aggressively toward our nation’s leader, our military or against citizens of the United States of America by hostile state actors. They have taken “the oath” very seriously and there is no expiration date!

 

What we are seeing is unconscionable for Members of Congress in their quest to retain power and privilege to rise up as hostile state actors against the nation, the President and even We The People of the United States. To openly and publicly transmit, encourage and conduct mayhem that is anti-American in nature is tantamount to Treason or Subversion.

 

The number one priority of the government is the safety and security of its citizens. The one thing that lifetime politicians have forgotten is that the people are the deciding factor for America. The government and its representatives work for the people, not the other way around.

 

What we are seeing today are real life Swamp Creatures in a real death roll as they lose the power they have accumulated over time since they first swore the oath and became publicly elected servants of the people.

 

It may be that the corruption that has taken hold of the United States Congress has become common place so long that it is seen as “just the way Washington politics works” and we are expected to get used to it. It behooves every member of Congress, regardless of political party or other clannish affiliation (Caucuses) to examine themselves and their own “agenda” or purpose. Does it represent the people who voted to send them to Congress? Or has making it into Congress simply a feather in their own cap for financial or political gain?

 

Back to the Colonel in “Red Tails” who told the Captain he had nothing against him but had the highest expectations for him. It is the same with members of Congress, you were sent to “The Hill” with the highest expectations of the American people. You were sent to look out and legislate for OUR interests and if you are unable or unwilling to legislate to keep our families safe, our nation secure and our military prepared for war, it is time you resigned!

 

There is no “career” in the Legislative Branch; it is as a public servant that you have been trusted to serve in our behalf. Nobody is above the law. When the lawmaker becomes the lawbreaker it is time for justice to be served! – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Political and Congressional Racism

2-2-2019

 

Political and Congressional Racism

 

This has been a touchy subject in America for a very long time. It has been perpetuated by individuals with the intent of keeping other races or national ethnicities at a distance or making them feel inferior. Let’s start by defining what is racism https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racism

Racism is a noun

rac·​ism | \ ˈrā-ˌsi-zəm also -ˌshi- \

 

Definition of racism

1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

2a: a doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles

2b: a political or social system founded on racism

3: racial prejudice or discrimination

 

So racism could be defined as one race is inferior while producing a superior race. In politics executing racist principles or doctrine of prejudice or discrimination in a social or political system founded on racism.

 

How does one become a racist? Is it a behavior that we are born with? Do we leave the womb and immediately identify someone who’s skin tone is different from our and somehow feel superior or inferior? Of course not!

 

Racism is a learned behavior. It can be learned at home, at school, on the streets or even at work. It takes someone to gather together others of the same ethnicity or race who begins to work the spiel of racism into the minds of others until they believe it.

 

Look at how street gangs work to recruit and initiate members. They take people who want to belong and often target anyone who they determine are to become their prey. They walk around in distinct garb, hoodies, caps, masks or scarves and the like. They are identifiable as members of a particular gang. They have distinctive tattoos that identify them by signs or symbols. Most noticeably is that they move around in groups, unless they wish to go unnoticed? One take away is their hair or lack of it as a sign of a gang member.

 

Think of the KKK with its white hoods or sheets. Have you ever seen a single KKK member wearing the garb and moving around the streets alone? Probably not! It takes more than one person to plant a cross, doused in gasoline and set on fire in somebody’s yard.

 

Take the skin heads and neo-Nazis. How do they dress? What are their identifying features? What are their displayed attitudes? Do they operate in groups or alone? What banner or flag do they hoist to instill fear in others? What are their membership requirements?

 

Let’s look at ANTIFA they dress in dark clothing with scarves covering their faces and hoods over their heads. They gather in mobs and run the streets kicking over trash cans and attacking defenseless old people, women and children simply because they can. They have a banner that is similar to the ISIS flags of the Middle East. Their main objective is confrontation, chaos and rioting.

 

On a more national scale we have seen racists in the Congress of the United States. Most noticeably was when David Duke the former Grand Potentate of the KKK ran for Congress and was elected. It must have sent shockwaves throughout the south. I think he only lasted one term so it was somewhat short lived.

 

Today we have elected to Congress three women of Middle Eastern ethnicity who are Muslim by faith and have fearlessly posed in front of an ISIS flag apparently hung on the wall inside an office. These are newly elected Representatives who are very vocal about Sharia Law becoming the law of the land in the United States and in direct conflict with the Constitution of the United States.

 

That is not the worst of it when it comes to institutionalized Congressional racism. The fact that there are various Congressional Caucuses that are by race, religion and ethnicity should be cause for alarm by all Americans.

 

Over the past 2 years of the Trump administration the number of Congressional Caucuses has risen from 242 to 512, more than a hundred percent increase. How can Congress function at all with so much divisiveness?

 

What I find the most disturbing is one caucus that flaunts its racial bias openly in a number of ways. I’m talking about the Congressional Black Caucus. Yes they are a racist caucus whose membership requirement is to be black. Non-blacks are denied membership. Their membership has risen since their inception in 1971 to approximately 55 members as of the 116th Congress.

 

CBC members are hard to ignore. As a group they display the African colors to show their solidarity with the African Apartide movement. The CBC has adopted the mantle of rooting out racism in the Trump administration and in government. The CBC has been the force behind Confederate statues being removed and have even sought the renaming of US Military Bases named after Confederate Generals.

 

CBC members have openly opposed President Donald Trump by boycotting the inauguration and State of the Union Address and have announced a boycott of the upcoming SOTU address. Their members are vocal in trashing the President, encouraging their constituents to harass and attack Trump administration officials, their families and even Trump supporters. So emboldened have they become that their members are one by one announcing their run against President Trump for the presidency in 2020. One of their most famous alumni is none other than former President Barack Obama (big surprise). So far Kamala Harris and Cory Booker (the two senate members of the CBC) have announced their candidacy for 2020.

 

The Congressional Black Caucus is a taxpayer funded caucus with the express purpose of taking down the sitting president and his administration by any means necessary. They have been instrumental in hijacking the Democratic Party with well-placed party officials like former Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota. The CBC web extends into more than 100 caucuses, committees and sub-committees in Congress with a good chance of causing congressional stalemates when it comes to National Security and National Defence.

 

One of the quick ways to recognize racism in Congress is to look at who is calling whom racist when in front of a television news camera. What began 2 years ago with Rep. Fredericka Wilson calling President Trump racist and has continued with Rep. Maxine Waters and others shouting to Impeach Trump it’s not hard to see who the real racists are.

 

To liken the red Make America Great Again hats to the white hoods of the KKK is laughable. If you were walking down a dark alley, at night and was approached by a red MAGA hat wearing individual or a group of KKK white hoods which would cause you to be fearful and commence trembling? Or would it be Black Lives Matters or ANTIFA? – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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The Fractured DNC the CBC and the Democratic Party

1-30-2019

 

The Fractured DNC the CBC and the Democratic Party

 

Has anybody besides me thought about the goings on in Congress and inside the Democratic Party? Even before the 2016 elections there has been an underground attempt by foreign state actors to undermine the Democratic Party and bring down the US government through subversion.

 

Remember what happened when President Nixon authorized “Watergate” in the early 1970s? A team broke into the Democratic Party Headquarters to gain information and documents. They were caught, arrested, then tried, convicted and sentenced to prison. President Nixon resigned and because Vice President Agnew had resigned prior to that, Speaker of the House Gerald Ford became President.

 

That is the scenario that the Democrats are attempting to do with President Trump. They want to get him and Vice President Pence out of the way so that the Speaker of the House (Nancy Pelosi) can become president. Let that sink in.

 

The problems with the DNC are inherent and internal. Now fast forward to the Democratic Obama administration where the Congressional Black Caucus (blacks only) with key membership in the upper echelons of the Democratic Party (Keith Ellison). The entire CBC membership has become emboldened to the point of swaying the direction and purpose of the DNC to the far, far left.

 

Then Debbie Wasserman-Schultz the DNC chair brings in an Internet Technology team of computer “professionals” who we find out after the fact foreign state actors representing Iran and other foreign governments. They have access to ALL the information on the DNC servers, full access to government computer systems and go undetected for quite some time before being discovered using unauthorized access to House computers. So what happens to them? They perform an exfiltration with their families, finances and all of that stolen data.

 

Then here comes the election and the new Republican Trump administration. What to do? What to do? Oh yeah the phony “Russian Collusion” narrative surfaces, using fake documents paid for by Hillary Clinton’s Clinton Foundation and orchestrated into play by Obama Administration hold overs of the “Deep State”. So adamant are they to deflect their own incompetence and treasonous actions that the “Mueller Investigation” must be played out until they can pin something on President Trump and deflect the corruption and far worse from DNC officials and Democratic Party members in Congress. That is why it was so important for Representative Nancy Pelosi to once again gain the House leadership position.

 

Should this farce on the American people become successful she would go down in history as the first woman President of the United States. Her own power quest and her self-importance will be her undoing.

 

Not only has lady justice been blind, but she has been shackled and handcuffed by upper levels of law enforcement and upper leadership within the Department of Justice. It is time for the Trump Administration’s Attorney General become actively involved in rooting out the responsible parties where ever they may be found and bring them to justice.

 

There has been a concerted effort to destroy evidence, shred emails (as if that solves the problem) and cover the tracks of those whose wrong doing harms the national security of the nation. Placing the blame on Russia, Wikileaks and any other entity or person insures a clean get away by the actual perpetrators. Focus on the private actors and follow the money. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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Politics a Game of Compromise

1-28-2019

 

Politics a Game of Compromise

 

Here we are just 22 months before the presidential election of 2020 where a host of presidential hopefuls have thrown their hats in the ring as prospective candidates and guess what the fault lies entirely at the feet of President Donald J. Trump. Can you believe it?

 

It’s true, the 2016 presidential campaign forever changed the course of politics in America. While all the GOP candidates jockeyed into position as the most favorable the unthinkable happened. The most unlikely and unlikable non-political candidate emerged in a cross-over bid for the presidency.

 

Successful businessman and television star of “The Apprentice” Donald J. Trump came down the spiral staircase at Trump Tower and announced to the world his candidacy for the GOP nomination. It was virtually unheard of in modern day politics. Not since Abraham Lincoln a self-taught backwoods lawyer announced his run for President of the United States. One thing I’m certain of is that Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton smiled.

 

The GOP was stunned, shocked and in total disbelief. They went through the stages of grief all in a few short days while trying to conjure up a way to stop this madness. Everyone knew that Trump had a snowballs chance in Hades of becoming president, no less securing the nomination. After all there were 16 – 18 GOP candidates who were smooth politicians with absolute name recognition who were better qualified to be president.

 

On the DNC side of the political coin were basically two candidates and HDRC was a shoe in to procure the nomination and become the history making first woman president. It would make two historical statements in one when William J. Clinton became the “First Man” (FMOTUS) and what statements they would make in the White House (again). Because they knew Trump in social circles and as a DNC contributor of several Democratic candidates I’ll bet the Clintons were ROTFL.

 

It’s a well-known fact that many politicians are litigators who are schooled in the “Art of the Compromise”. They take a hypothetical oath to defend their client and truth is an obstacle to be overcome any way possible. I’m sure there are thousands of books on dealing with the rule of law and many politicians begin at the county attorney or at a state’s attorney general level before progressing to governor, representative or senator and leap frogging into the office of the presidency. That’s a path that many modern day politicians choose. A politician must see all possible legal outcomes and choose what is best for their client, even if the client is in fact guilty. Many a hardened criminal has been turned loose when defended by a seasoned and experienced attorney. Politicians and those who are attorneys cannot be surprised by the unexpected and just being good at checkers doesn’t count.

 

A strategist must look at all the angles, weigh all the possibilities and decide if the risk of winning outweighs the risks of losing. If the odds are not in his favor he doesn’t make the move. This is critical in the world of business. Taking risks is an occupational hazard and failure is not an option.

 

During the 2016 campaign cycle there were two possible outcomes for Donald J. Trump. He would be shut down rather quickly because he was NOT a politician. The second option was unthinkable to many, but he could win. Anyone who truly knows Trump would know that he doesn’t bet on losing. Trump has tasted defeat many times in business and in his marriages but learned not to make a move unless it’s to win.

 

There’s a side to Donald Trump that one does not know about unless you are close. Trump loves his family and his children are examples of his parenting skills.

 

Trump loves his country and knows that there are better days ahead for the nation, but the wrong leadership style hinders it.

 

Trump loves God and has been a faithfully religious person his entire life, much like many Americans. It is this love for God that brought him into the campaign and propelled him into the White House. American’s find it hard to believe and many “Christians” do not accept Trump as one of their own. It may be because these are “church playing Christians” who are not comfortable in their own relationship with God.

 

Trump’s relationship with God began long before he became a presidential candidate. In fact it is because of his relationship that God chose him for such a time as this. Trump had been considering the presidency and what he would do as early as the mid-1980s, but didn’t feel that the time was right until the Spirit of God began prompting him as early as 2012-2013 time period. What Trump did was reach out to someone he knew was spiritually grounded in the Word of God and sought prayerful advice.

 

Trump knows about compromise as one can attest to by reading his book, “The Art of the Deal”. What he also knows is that one does not compromise or cut corners through shoddy workmanship or inferior materials. His one guiding principle is a biblical principle of honoring your family name. Do your very best by placing your mark of approval on it. It’s like buying a pair of jeans and seeing a slip in the pocket “inspected by #12). You know someone has quality control checked this product and found it passed the inspection. How best to honor the Trump name but to put it on what you build “Trump Tower” is a prime example. Yet people think it is just bragging or tooting one’s own horn. It is simply his way of saying I built this and it’s good because it’s by Trump.

 

While politics is a world of compromise it takes an outsider to straddle the swamp of compromise and begin to pull the plug so it will drain. That is a campaign promise many feel has come back to haunt him, but I say different, it is precisely why he was elected. Trump is by no means perfect, but by submitting himself to the Spirit of God AND being obedient to God’s plan for his life all things are possible with God.

 

We are told to be diligent and to use Godly discernment in all that we do, hear and see to insure it lines up with God’s Word. If it does not we are to run away and have nothing to do with it. As Christians there can be no compromise with the worldly things that are contrary to God’s Word.

 

Love him or hate him one must look at his actions as selfish and self-centered and for personal gain or the loving selfless acts for America and for the people who make it what it is today. I see the level and nature of attacks are demonic and stem from across the political spectrum by those claiming to be doing the will of God. I don’t doubt their claim. If he has called Trump to the presidency, God does not fight against himself and those that say different have been deceived by the prince of darkness. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

 

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