Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Why don't the Dems care who killed Seth Rich?

If you've even heard of the Seth Rich story it’s probably as some wild conspiracy theory. That’s if the mainstream media have covered it at all. You’ve probably heard that Fox News pulled their recent story about him. That much is true, but that doesn’t change the mysterious facts around the case which carry much more weight than any Trump/Russia collusion.

Seth Rich was a DNC computer expert who was murdered in the wee hours of July 10, 2016. Authorities have called it a botched robbery but nothing was taken. Not his wallet, not his money, not his cell phone. Nothing. The family calls it a botched robbery because they say there were signs of a struggle. The curious thing is Rich died from two gunshot wounds to the back. That doesn’t sound like someone who died trying to fend off robbers.

CNN released a piece titled ‘Seth Rich and the myth behind the unsolved murder case,’ yet in the piece they did nothing to dispel the myth other than state the Rich family doesn’t want Seth’s name associated with a conspiracy. But too much evidence points to Rich as being the leaker behind the Wikileaks e-mails.

Rod Wheeler is a former DC homicide detective turned private investigator. He was hired by someone associated with the Rich family to help find the killer. However, when he uncovered that Seth Rich could very well have been the Wikileaks leaker of the DNC e-mails, the family suddenly distanced themselves from him.

Detractors in the mainstream media have spread the lie that Wheeler’s only clue that Rich was the leaker came from a Fox News reporter. The truth is Mr. Wheeler claims to get his information from a federal investigator who told him he’s seen Seth Rich’s computer and case file and he believes Rich is the source of the leaks. Wheeler calls this federal investigator very credible.

A man by the name of Kim Dotcom has sparked new interest in the Seth Rich case by claiming to be the go-between for Seth Rich and Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks. Dotcom’s not his real name, obviously, and someone as flamboyant as Dotcom needs to be approached with caution. However, Dotcom isn’t the glue that holds this theory together.

We now know that Seth Rich was a huge Bernie Sanders fan. He tweeted and posted anonymously in rants against the Democrat establishment and corporate monied interests. He certainly had the motivation to expose the corrupt Democrat machine that is now widely known to have fixed the primaries for Hillary. Being a computer expert within the DNC, he also had the opportunity.

What’s more, Julian Assange, who guards his sources very closely, has all but said that Seth Rich was his source for the DNC e-mails. He has offered a $20,000 reward leading to the conviction of Seth Rich’s killer. Now ask yourself what possible interest Julian Assange would have in a low-level DNC staffer unless he had a serious connection to him.

I have friends who are neck-deep in this investigation and they tell me they’re getting huge “brush back.” Rod Wheeler, the private investigator, says Donna Brazile, the former acting DNC chairman, called the police and the Rich family demanding to know why a private investigator was snooping around this story. If this were really some conspiracy theory like space aliens at Area 51 or the chupacabra then why are the Democrats so concerned?


It’s because they know that the Trump/Russia story is a dry well. The conservatives may have stumbled upon a gusher.


Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.






Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The 'Russian hacking' story comes into focus

I have long told my radio audience that I am a professional dot connector. I don’t take news stories at face value. I look at everything that may be related to see if it being part of the story makes sense. I also look for odd stories that seem out of place that may be connected.

Almost a year ago, a computer expert for the DNC, Seth Rich, was shot in the back and killed in his upscale D.C. neighborhood. The official police story was a botched robbery, but nothing was taken. When the so-called Russian hacking of the DNC was revealed I immediately thought of Seth Rich. His involvement was dismissed as a conspiracy theory. Now we’re starting to see the real picture come into focus.

Rod Wheeler is a former D.C. homicide detective. He’s now a private investigator who has been hired by Seth Rich’s family. According to Fox 5 in Washington, Wheeler says his source inside the police department tells him Seth Rich was in contact with Wikileaks. “That’s confirmed,” he says. He also says his source was told to “stand down on this case” and is not allowed to officially share information.

Is it a coincidence that Seth Rich, a computer expert at the DNC, was in touch with Wikileaks, and then confidential e-mails from the DNC show up on Wikileaks? Is it also a coincidence that the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, offered a handsome reward leading to the conviction of Seth Rich’s killer? How would Assange even know who Seth Rich was? And if he knew, why would he feel compelled to offer a reward for the conviction of his killer?

Consider also this hacked e-mail from John Podesta on February 22, 2015. “I’m definitely for making an example of a suspected leaker whether or not we have any real basis for it,” he wrote. Am I accusing Podesta of putting a hit on Seth Rich? No. My point is Podesta acknowledged a full year before the DNC hacking scandal broke that they had a leak. A leak and a hack are two different things. One is internal, the other external.

The Russian hacking has never made any sense. The supposedly most sophisticated hackers in the world, the Russians, could only break into one e-mail account? That was the account of DNC chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The Podesta e-mail account was not a DNC account. It was a Gmail account.

And speaking of Schultz, there’s the case of Imran Awan. He was the IT guy for dozens of Democrats on the Hill, including Schultz. He’s currently under investigation by the Capitol Police for stealing data from the congressional servers. We know from another Wikileaks e-mail that he had the username and password to Schultz’s DNC e-mail account. Awan was a convicted criminal even before he went to work for the Democrats. He was also in debt up to his eyeballs. He had the motivation and he had the opportunity. The only dot left to be connected is between Awan and Seth Rich.

And did you know that the FBI has never examined the DNC servers to see who hacked them? They took the word of CrowdStrike, a cybersecurity firm hired by the DNC. CrowdStrike has had to walk back some of their claims of Russian hacking. Its co-founder and its president now refuse invitations by the House Intelligence Committee to testify about the Russian hacking.


The dishonest mainstream media continue to ignore the obvious dots in order to push their fake Trump/Russia storyline.



Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.




Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Texas has the right idea

It’s a pretty sad day when you have to pass a law to compel police officials to enforce the law, but that’s just what they did in Texas. At least one municipality in Texas has routinely thumbed its nose at federal law and federal authorities when it comes to criminal illegal aliens. Criminal illegals are persons who have committed criminal acts in the United States and for whom the feds have made an immigration detainer request. That means they’ve asked the local authorities to hold this criminal until ICE can pick them up.

One week in late January, Travis County, Texas, declined 142 requests to hold illegal immigrants. That was about 69 percent of all requests for that week. This included criminals accused of sexual offenses against children, domestic violence, and kidnapping. Travis County is primarily Austin. Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez has made quite a name for herself as a sanctuary sheriff.

Hernandez has the backing of activist judges like Sarah Eckhardt who believe in what Sheriff Hernandez is doing. Were the issue ever to appear before Eckhardt it would be struck down. Both are part of the problem.

Gov. Gregg Abbott signed SB4 into law. Not only does it fine law enforcement officials who don’t cooperate with federal immigration detainer requests, it makes it a crime.

“This is racist and wrongheaded,” the ACLU predictably fired back. The ACLU is far more concerned about the criminals than the victims. Despite the protestations of DNC Chairman Tom Perez that no human is illegal, some actually are. That would include murderers, bank robbers, and rapists. It also includes anyone who breaks into our country.

Is that to say that all illegals are murderers, bank robbers, and rapists? Not at all. It’s merely a reminder that breaking into this country the first time is a misdemeanor. Second and subsequent times are felonies.

The opponents of this law are screaming that it allows police to randomly profile illegal aliens. Personally, I don’t have a problem with that, but it does no such thing. Police can only inquire as to one’s immigration status if the person is either accused of a crime or a witness to one. In fact, otherwise profiling is prohibited by law.

The Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops strongly opposed this bill. They have a long history of supporting illegal immigration. You have to wonder whose side their on. It’s certainly not the side of law and order.

We have immigration laws for a reason. They are designed to keep people with disease, terrorist ties, or criminal histories out of the country. There is an orderly way to come into this country. Two-thirds of the people coming up from Mexico come the legal way. Makes you wonder what the excuse is for the other third.

If you’re saying it takes too long go, that’s a cop-out. No one has a right to bust in line just because they’re impatient. We need to be reminded that immigration isn’t about the immigrant. It’s about the country they’re immigrating to. What do they bring to the table? If your answer is cheap labor, that’s not a benefit to the millions of Americans who have seen their wages depressed because employers can pay illegals under the table.

I applaud Gov. Abbott and the Texas legislature. They’ve taken a courageous stand against the forces that are eating away at the very fiber of our country. SB4 should be the pace car for the rest of the country.


Who wants to take bets on how quickly it takes an activist judge to shoot it down?


Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May Day, May Day! Communism is dying!

Well, we made it through another May Day. This one was particularly boisterous because Donald Trump is president. We heard from the usual assortment of misfits and communists, and the usual violence accompanied the marches across the globe. What was especially evident this year is the May Day movement has never been so irrelevant.

A quick primer. May Day started off as a pagan holiday once upon a time in ancient Rome. With the Christianization of Europe, May Day morphed into a celebration of the Virgin Mary. In England, it’s a Celtic tradition and many places still crown the May Queen.

Then in the late 19th century the commies came along and hijacked the day. They turned it into International Workers’ Day. The Soviets took May Day to a whole new level with huge military parades in Red Square. It’s also a big day in communist China, North Korea, and Cuba.

Castro is dead. His brother is stepping down from power early next year. Word is Cuba may transition into something resembling a republic. Kim Jong-un is flailing about desperately trying to rally his people behind him by making the United States the focus of all evil. His days are numbered, and he may be pushed over the edge, ironically, by China. Donald Trump has forged an amazing friendship with China’s President Xi. Something like 90 percent of NoKo’s economic support comes from China. Could it be that China is poised to make a dramatic lurch toward freedom?

I remember when Ronald Reagan was derided for saying he was going to relegate the Soviet Union to the ash bin of history. But relegate, he did. Almost overnight the Soviet Union crumbled. All the naysayers who screamed that he was going to start World War III quickly pivoted to give Mikhail Gorbachev the credit. The truth, of course, is Ronald Reagan drove them to bankruptcy.

The Chinese are not stupid. They understand history. They also surely understand that communism is unsustainable. Propping up Kim Jong-un is simply delaying the inevitable. They can no longer count on indifference and appeasement from the United States. Had the Democrats remained in power then communism would have had unwitting accomplices in the furtherance of communism. Useful idiots, as Vladimir Lenin purportedly called non-communists who did his bidding, although the attribution cannot be confirmed. Ours were useful idiots without the useful part.

Then the Neville Chamberlain Society was suddenly thrown from power. Trump ushered in tough talk against communist nations that would make Reagan blush. Capitalism has never had a better friend, communism never a more dangerous foe. Communist nations survive through brute strength and absolute power. That strength needs nourishment. Trump is persuading China to starve the North Korean beast. Cuba is running on fumes. Not to mention Venezuela.

Dropping 59 Tomahawk missiles on Syria while dining with President Xi was a calculated move by President Trump. This guy has negotiated with some of the most ruthless mobsters in the country. You don’t build in Atlantic City and Vegas without dealing with the mob. Trump knows a thing or two about intimidation. 

China saw President Obama as a doormat. They see Trump as the door. A very strong locked door. They know they’re not walking through unless he opens it. And Trump isn’t going to open it unless there’s serious change.


Don’t forget how quickly the Soviet Union fell, all the while the left cowered in a corner. Sound familiar? This past May Day may be looked back on by history as one of the last gasps of communism on planet Earth.


Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.




Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Global warming is so yesterday

Earth Day came and went and with the predictable hysteria over global warming. Like the Dakota Pipeline protestors, they left behind their mounds of trash. At the Dakota Pipeline protest, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers spent over a million dollars hauling off 835 dumpsters full of trash. Protestors set fire to their campsite burning trash, plastic, even tires, spewing black smoke into the air. Oddly enough, a dozen dogs were abandoned and had to be rescued by a local shelter.


Meanwhile, back in the real world, the evidence is piling up like trash at a global warming protest. CO2 is not a pollutant. 

A new study published by some level-headed scientists who actually spend their careers looking for the truth vindicates the dreaded greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide. This study found that the EPA’s “CO2 Endangerment Finding” is, in their words, “totally false.” They analyzed the 14 different temperature data sets and found no manmade global warming at all. Furthermore, they found “that there is no published, peer-reviewed, statistically valid proof that past increases in atmospheric CO2 concentrations have caused the officially reported rising.” Any warming at all, which has been minimal, is attributed to volcanic, oceanic, and solar activity. In fact, according to the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, 96 percent of CO2 emissions worldwide are natural. Of the remaining 4 percent, China is responsible for half of it, and they show no signs of complying with UN climate change standards. The United States accounts for 1.2 percent.

A new Chinese study is closer to the truth. It’s the sun, stupid! A team of scientists found, according to DailyGalaxy.com, “a robust relationship between solar wind speed and North Atlantic Oscillation.” The NAO can have a tremendous effect on hurricane activity, sea levels, and temperatures in Europe and much of eastern North America.

Satellites show that temperatures have remained steady for much of the last 20 years. This is in direct correlation to solar activity. Scientists are just now starting to understand this complicated relationship, but it certainly makes more sense that the sun is major factor than a trace gas like CO2 which makes up just four-hundredths of one percent of the atmosphere.

Still, pseudo-scientists like “Bill Nye the Science Guy” double down on the tired theory of manmade global warming. He even lied to an Earth Day crowd, telling them funding for science research is mandated by the Constitution. It’s not. And even if it were, there’s nothing that would mandate pouring more good money after bad.

Bill Nye continued to embarrass himself in an episode of “Bill Nye Saves the World.” He enthusiastically introduced a “dance routine” by actress Rachel Bloom called “My Sex Junk” in which she boldly proclaims that her “vagina has its own voice” and that “sexuality’s a spectrum,” we should “just do what feels right.” The painfully awkward Nye cheers her on from behind a turntable looking like a middle-age nerd trying too hard to be hip.

But this is the era of Trump. Suddenly whining about global warming looks as out of style as, well, Bill Nye. With all the so-called consensus (there is no such thing, by the way) it looks like somebody somewhere on their side could come up with a shred of evidence that supports their theory that we’re destroying the planet with CO2. They can’t. 


While we waste trillions on global warming, six of the ten most air-polluted cities in the United States are in California. Imagine where we’d be if those trillions were spent on combating real pollution.



Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.




Wednesday, April 19, 2017

What the MSM are missing about Trump's foreign policy

The mainstream media don’t seem to be able to wrap their minds around strategic missile strikes. They assumed the U.S. was going to war with either Syria or Russia or both because Trump approved missile strikes in response to a chemical attack. They’re making the same mistake regarding North Korea.


Surgical strikes have a rich history in American warfare. Ronald Reagan bombed Libya after our intelligence showed Muammar Gaddafi was behind the bombing of a discotheque in Germany frequented by U.S. soldiers. Clinton bombed Kosovo. George H.W. Bush attacked Saddam Hussein’s forces in Kuwait and drove them back to Baghdad. Neither incident resulted in our invading the country and taking it over. Yes, years later, Bush’s son would see fit to run Saddam from power, but the point is military use of force doesn’t have to result in regime change.

I think it’s inevitable that shots will be fired in North Korea. We will either shoot down NoKo missiles or we will determine where these missiles are coming from and take them out before they’re launched. With all the blustering going on with Kim Jong-un it’s probably the best course of action.

Too many people don’t understand Kim’s motivations either. This guy literally inherited a country. It’s a dump of a country but a country nonetheless. People are starving. The economy is in shambles. Eventually internal pressures reach a point where a coup is inevitable. How does one stave off a coup? By fabricating a common enemy. It’s the oldest trick in the dictator playbook.

Kim says they have to develop nukes to keep the United States from invading. The U.S. has no interest in invading North Korea. Heck, we’d have to knock half of it down just to make it inhabitable. We haven’t had an interest in invading North Korea since the Korean War. Kim knows this, but he also knows the best way to get his countrymen’s attention off their growling stomachs is to create a boogyman.

If you understand this, you understand that there’s no way this guy escalates a strike by the U.S. Quite the contrary. He uses any strike against his country to prove his point to his own people that an invasion is imminent. He knows that if he attacks South Korea or U.S. ships he leaves us no choice but to depose him. He also understands he’s got the best gig in the world. He just has to rattle his saber loud enough to rally the North Korean people behind him. 

With all that in mind, Trump can take out any perceived threat and not have to worry about escalation.

Here’s something else to think about. And don’t misinterpret this as saying this is being done on purpose. Trump’s approval ratings are rising. Just as, I’m sure, Kim’s approval ratings are rising in North Korea, public opinion tends to rally around a country’s leader in time of military conflict. Trump is doing what he thinks he needs to do to keep us safe. And he’s right. Allowing NoKo to develop precision-strike missiles does not serve the best interest of the United States.

But there’s a side benefit to keeping us safe. Military strikes will almost certainly bolster Trump’s popularity. He can use that new capital to get some things done in Congress that have been more difficult with his approval ratings below 50 percent. That may sound cynical, but it’s the political reality.


Trump can kill two birds with one stone. Make America safe again and make America great again in one fell swoop.

Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.





Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Trump: How do you like him so far?

The libs may want to invest in a new narrative. The old ‘Trump is Putin’s puppet’ ain’t gettin’ it any longer. Trump’s Syria attack put an end to that. There are, however, some left-wing kooks who posit that Putin allowed Trump to bomb Syria to make Trump look good, more evidence that some of these people’s hatred for Trump knows no bounds. The Democrats and the media have been drilling the dry hole of Trump being in cahoots with the Russians to steal the election for months now. There’s obviously nothing to the allegations.


And isn’t it interesting how quickly the Susan Rice unmasking of Americans in intelligence reports story faded away? I was so surprised the ACLU didn’t file a lawsuit. (Too bad there’s not a sarcasm emoji.) If there’s a Russia connection it’s the Democrats playing Russian Roulette with issues Americans care absolutely nothing about. Remember Fight for $15? Heck, even global warming is becoming a distant memory. They didn’t connect with a single issue. Trump connected on all of his. Build the wall. Lower taxes. Get the economy moving again. Do away with stupid trade agreements that penalize the American worker. Repeal and replace Obamacare.

By the way, these were all problems that were, in large measure, either created or exacerbated by liberals. Which plays into my basic theory that liberalism can’t solve problems, it can only make them worse.

Hillary crawled out from under her rock with a postmortem on why she lost the election. She not only blames the Russians, she blames misogyny. What she fails to realize is men don’t hate all women. Just her. It’s a shame she’s trying to take all the other ladies down with her. Now Chelsea’s rumored to be contemplating a run for Congress. She’ll have to explain why she asked in a tweet if a picture of Abraham Lincoln with a Trump hat on was Photoshopped. No, Chelsea, he actually wore that at the Gettysburg Address. (Where’s that sarcasm emoji when I need it?) The Clinton dynasty is circling the drain and we watch and wave bye-bye with glee.

How distant does Obama’s feckless foreign policy seem after Trump popped a cap in Assad? Now we’re hearing reports that John Kerry was urging Obama to strike Syria to give him a negotiating leg up with the Russians. Obama refused. When you make John Kerry look like a hawk you’re doing something. Of course, it was Kerry and Susan Rice who assured us that Syria had destroyed all their chemical weapons. Those bold statements are emblematic of the naivete´ of the last eight years.

Remember Barack Obama got a Nobel Peace Prize? That was just nine months into his presidency. Flash forward and the entire Middle East is on fire. ISIS rose to take over large swaths of Iraq and Syria because we cut and ran in Iraq wiping out years of progress. And isn’t it great to have a president who actually calls ISIS ISIS instead ISIL? That was just another small indicator that Obama was out of step with the rest of the country.


While the media concentrate on the lack of a deal between Trump and Congress on repealing and replacing Obamacare, they say Trump is distracted by the palace intrigue of whether Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon get along. Truth is, the media are the ones who are distracted. Trump is busy checking off the bucket list he made on the campaign trail. Some issues are harder than others. No one said it would be easy, but so far it’s been very encouraging.


Phil Valentine is the host of the award-winning, nationally syndicated talk radio show, 
The Phil Valentine Show.