"Biggest Fake News Story of the Year"  
(Russia hacking the 2016 Election)  
Tom Tancredo 
December 31, 2016 
Have you ever heard of the International Republican Institute? Probably not.  
But your tax dollars fund it and its counterpart, the International Democratic Institute. Money is appropriated by the Congress and given to the National Endowment for Democracy and USAID, which then make grants to those two groups. 
The stated purpose of these organizations is to help build democratic institutions in countries all over the world. They do so by, among other activities, providing help to political parties during campaigns. That help may include media manipulation and opposition candidate research. Oftentimes the effort opposes the ruling party and has therefore resulted in the expulsion, and even arrest, of Americans working as IRI and IDI operatives. 
Now, don’t get me wrong: this "foreign intervention" is not a program that is uniquely American. The Russian and Chinese play in the same elections but do so in a much more practical manner. They build homes and buy cars for their favored candidates. The point is, contrary to President Obama’s recent temper tantrum, political involvement in other nations’ elections is a game played by major powers and it has been going on for decades. 
Russian hacking of American business and government operations has also been going on for decades, and has been widely reported. So has the hacking by the Chinese, North Koreans, Iranians, Cubans and others. 
It is not news that foreign governments – including American "allies" including Britain, Saudi Arabia and Israel– also fund organizations and publications to influence American public opinion— even in election years…
Even the Pastor Needs to Make Exceptions... 
A pastor's wife was expecting a baby, so he stood before his congregation and asked for a raise. 
After much discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the preacher's family expanded, so would his paycheck. 
After 6 children, this started to get expensive and the congregation decided to hold another meeting to discuss the preacher's expanding salary. 
A great deal of yelling and inner bickering ensued, as to how much the clergyman's additional children were costing the church, and how much more it could potentially cost.  
After listening to them for about an hour, the pastor rose from his chair and spoke thus:  
"Children are a gift from God, and we will take as many gifts as He gives us." 
Silence fell on the congregation. 
In the back pew, a little old lady struggled to stand, and finally said in her frail voice:  
"Rain is also a gift from God, but when we get too much of it, we wear raincoats." 
The entire congregation said: 'Amen.'
You walk through life much easier with a smile on your face. 
I have reached a point in life where I feel it is no longer necessary to try and impress anyone. If they like me the way I am, good and if they don’t, that's too bad. 
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.  
Be who you are and say what you want, for those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind. 
Even a fish wouldn't get into trouble,  if it kept its mouth shut.
May God bestow upon us all His Love, 
His Blessings, and may He keep us safe.
"Boogie Woogie" 
Tommy Dorsy 
Ev & Els 
Thank You, God, 
for giving us the opportunity to change our country back to what You intended it to be. We glorify Your Name for all You've done in bringing Donald Trump into office. We 'Thank You' for the way so many of Your people prayed, and You answered. Now we pray that You continue to equip him and his team to take the leadership in our nation. We pray that You block those who would cause confusion or disrupt this transition in any way. Bring us together again as "one nation under God", where your values are upheld and every person is blessed.  
In Jesus Name we pray.  
See you later monAmies.