Author Archives: Joe Messina

About Joe Messina

Joe is a no-nonsense, conservative realist. He is not interested in “what if?” or “we could have!” He is interested in hearing both sides and has no problem taking on taboo issues with real questions looking for real answers. Racism, religion, and politics are all open season for topics, and he’s happy to offer up his opinion in the process! Joe is an engaging speaker mixing a healthy dose of sarcasm with the cold, hard facts, interacting with the audience, taking questions, and often playing “devil’s advocate”… just to make you to think! Actively engaged in community, church, and politics for well over a decade, Joe enjoys the reputation of being a man of integrity and ethics. He has had several successful businesses and held several executive positions with various Fortune 1000 companies. He is often sought after to teach classes his “black and white breakdown” of business ethics. If you like to “stir the pot” a little and you don’t want to hear any more political correctness, Joe is your guy! Just name a topic… politics, religion, racism, or most any current event. Joe can be heard daily across the airwaves and over the internet on several stations.

Political Correctness Brings More Shooting Sprees!

This story is tragic… for the family of the victims and the shooter, and for a community that will be, for a time, trying to piece this all together. I mean no disrespect to the families, victims, doctors, or responders to this event.

Over the weekend, a very disturbed young man killed 6 people (3 stabbed, 3 shot) and injured several others (some with his car) before turning the gun on himself.

The calls on Facebook went out immediately, “full background checks for all gun sales”, “we need to make it harder for people to get guns”, “high capacity magazines need to be banned”, and “no one needs a gun”. But really America, excuse me, really LIBERAL America, get a grip! This is the perfect case to show how foolish all those comments are!

This piece is going to be a little harsh, so stop reading if you don’t want an in-your-face look at this massacre.

Let’s start with the fact that Elliot Rodger was a very disturbed young man. He had been for some time before this killing rampage. As with many of these types of incidents, I am sure we will find out that many around him were “creeped” out by him and that he showed warning signs similar to those seen in other shootings.

Police had had contact with this young man several times. On one occasion they even said that after they met with him they found him to be, “polite and courteous,” even “timid and shy.” He indicated to deputies that he was having trouble in his social life and would not be coming back to school next semester. No big deal. Basically, a routine call.

Reports indicate Rodger was “being seen by a variety of health care professionals” but those details are protected information. In discussions with some of the locals and on police reports, Rodgers showed signs of aggression and irritation towards anyone that would not accept him. His 141 page manifesto and the video testimonials show a very disturbed young man. Let me repeat, a VERY DISTURBED young man.

Rodger’s friends said the reason he was hard to be around, male and female alike, is that he was constantly whining about either how he couldn’t get a date or bragging about his looks, sense of style, nice car, how well-spoken he was, and so on. In his recordings and writings he was obsessed with having sex and couldn’t understand why most of the women at college wouldn’t want to be with such a wonderful, awesome, handsome guy (him). In one of the videos he indicates this has been building up inside him for 8 years. And no one saw it? Or maybe, no one was willing to say anything?

The system failed the families affected by this tragedy! The police, the background checks, the parents, the neighbors, YES, the whole system.

The parents knew there was something up with this guy. They knew he was seeing a VARIETY of mental health professionals. Why? A family member called the police and alerted them to the many videos he had online that were disturbing and should have set off all kinds of bells and whistles with the college, the parents, the police, and others.

But because we can’t talk about someone’s mental health (it’s politically incorrect, you know) it’s better to keep those issues private than make sure we don’t have college campus stabbings and shootings, elementary school shootings, and mall shootings. Does this sound ridiculous to anyone else?

Rodger got these guns legally. He passed a background check. HOW? The system failed him and the community, that’s how. Regardless of all the calls on Facebook for more gun control, this is not a gun issue. It’s a mental health issue. He didn’t just use guns to do the damage he did. He also stabbed 3 people to death and injured several with his car. Will the next call be to control and ban knives and cars?

Looking around just a little into Rogers you find things like an obsession with YouTube videos like, eight minutes of the gory Game Of Thrones “Red Wedding” episode and Philosophy of the Knife, a graphic film about Japanese torture during World War II. Why didn’t his therapists see this as an issue?

Keep in mind he has his guns legally! He passed the federal gun check. WHY? According to the family lawyer he was being treated by multiple therapists and had been diagnosed as “a high-functioning patient with Asperger syndrome.” So, how did he get guns? Political correctness. We can’t talk about the mental health issue.


Read more at http://therealside.com/2014/05/political-correctness-brings-more-shooting-sprees/#GRGWYuGVmvrm2kKH.99

Honoring Those Who Died for Us

Honoring those who served and died for us… or are we? A good number of Americans can’t tell you what Memorial Day is all about. While some will tell you it’s about a long weekend, others will say it’s another BBQ day. The real Americans will tell you that it is a day to honor those Americans who died to give us the FREEDOM to forget what the day is about, or to remember what the day was about. The freedom to go out on the lake or to the park with your family. The freedom to do just about anything you want.

The Freedom to call former President Bush a Liar, President Obama a dictator and for former President Clinton to say “I never had sexual relations with that woman” several times. It is the freedom to openly ridicule our President, Government officials and troops to all the world without fear of becoming a political prisoner or being taken out back and being shot. (not as of yet)

I will tell you what I will be remembering… I will remember that it was American soldiers that freed my mother and her family from Italy in WWII, so that she could come here and we could have a better life. By today’s standards America would probably have been told they should have stayed out of that war also because the oppressed people didn’t actually ask for their help.

I will be remembering all the dead American soldiers that died for others all around the world so they could be free from communism or oppression from dictators so that others could enjoy the freedoms that we have.

I will remember how American lives were given on foreign soil, twice, to liberate France so they could have the freedom to come against us in many ways during these last few wars with terrorism. I will remember the how American lives were also given to liberate Germany so they could also have the freedom to come against last few wars with terrorism.

Some may say that we Americans think that we are so good and righteous that we need to be the “Policemen of the World”. I don’t think that is it at all. I think it’s no different than when most good Americans who aren’t wrapped up in their own lives or agendas see another person in real need, stop and help, without any need for repayment.

What I will be trying to forget is all the bitterness that I hear in the news. I read in the paper how the world is outraged at the way we Americans think we have the right to go into any country and occupy as we see fit.
Yet there is virtually nothing written about the many DEAD Americans fighting for the freedom of citizens being oppressed in many of those countries and at the request of those countries leaders. Maybe we should back off and let the world go the way of the Ukraine.

I will be trying to forget all the pictures the media shows us of the destruction being caused by the Americans soldiers oversees, Instead I will remember some of the articles I have read about Americans rebuilding schools, hospitals, and homes and the children having places of education, with electricity and hot running water, and the AMERICAN soldiers who put themselves in harm’s way to protect others who can’t protect themselves.

I will be remembering the 9/11 tragedy. Not simply because of all the innocent victims, but because we can’t let it happen again… here or anywhere else.

I will remember those victims, Americans, oversees that were there to help that were tortured, beaten, burned, and God knows what else, Then hung up for all the word to see, again I say, where was the outrage?.

And for all those who say we should not be in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria or anywhere else. Talk to those survivors or the children of those survivors of the Holocaust, there were many who said we didn’t belong there either, and how many would have been saved if we got involved earlier.

I will remember and thank the leadership of that time for getting involved.
A sincere thanks to all the AMERICANS that selflessly gave their time and in some cases their lives, to make this country a safer place for me and my family. I can only try to repay the debt by honoring them ALL year long..

May God continue to bless you and your families.

Political Correctness IS a Form of Hate!

I am often accused of hate for many reasons. My stance on gay marriage, abortion, minimum wage, illegal immigration, or the war on women. You know, all the hot buttons that immediately label you as a hater. So says “the tolerant group.” Interesting!

By definition of the left, a hater is one that doesn’t agree with you, period! (Have you heard that before?) The most recent example of this was during a Dallas talk show where 4 women were discussing the terrible things a football player tweeted out when he saw Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend. The women were split. Two held the notion that they felt too big of a deal was being made about everything. Why did we have to see the kiss over and over? Why did the football player who Tweeted out his comments have to take “sensitivity” training? His Tweets were classified as hate speech.

Webster’s defines hate as:
1.. to feel intense or passionate dislike for (someone), “the boys hate each other”.
2.. have a strong aversion to (something). “he hates flying”,
3.. express strong dislike for; criticize or abuse. “I can’t hate on them for trying something new”

Since we are talking about hating people here, let’s stick with the first definition. The assumption is that because I don’t agree with “same sex marriage”, “abortion”, and “immigration” that I HATE all those involved.

If we are going to communicate with each other, and we know communication can make or break a relationship, we need to speak the same language. If you are going to call me a hater, racist, homophobe, or bigot should we not be using the same meaning from the same widely accepted dictionary?

Let’s break it down. Based on Webster’s dictionary, if I don’t agree with and feel strongly against abortion and/or dislike abortion then a true statement would be I hate abortion. However, also based on the Webster’s definition I do not hate the person who performed or had the abortion because I don’t have an intense or passionate dislike for the person, just the act!

To communicate clearly we have to speak the same language with the same understanding. Definitions for racist, homophobe, bigot, and so on have to have the same meanings for all or they mean nothing.

On the Dallas talk show, 2 of the women felt it was more than appropriate that Dolphins defensive back, Dan Jones, was fined, suspended, and ordered to go to sensitivity training over his “terrible” remarks on Twitter. The other 2, one an older woman (can I say older woman without being fined) felt that this was a very slippery slope and that the idea that one was not free to voice their displeasure with the action of another person in the view of the public was knocking at the front door of suppressing free speech. I agree.

The Left keeps gnawing at you when they don’t like your opinion about someone or something adding “ist” and “phobe” to the word so others will get the impression that you are a very bad person.

This tolerant, understanding, forgiving, big-tent group only has tolerance for those who don’t have a conservative bone in their body, as is evidenced on Twitter every time a conservative takes a stand on the issue!

Liberal journalist Juan Williams was fired because he said he felt nervous when he was on a plane with a group of “Muslim” or “Arab”-looking men. That’s the hypocrisy of the Left.

If they are offended by seeing a crucifix on the wall at an Easter event, and Easter bunny at a school Easter event, a nativity scene at a Christmas event, the ten commandments on the courthouse wall, a picture of a man and woman with the caption “traditional marriage” and, in response, we immediately have to take it down, cover it up, and apologize, then why is it when a conservative is offended by a same sex kiss, Jesus on a crucifix placed upside down in a bottle of urine and called art, a Planned Parenthood advertisement, Jesus on a cross with tattoos and a joint in his mouth and complains about it, we are chastised for being uptight and out of the mainstream? Double standard? Hypocrites, that’s all it is, old-fashioned (I said it) hypocrites. Just to be clear, Webster defines hypocrite as “a person who claims or pretends to have certain beliefs about what is right but who behaves in a way that disagrees with those beliefs.”

Read the rest at http://therealside.com/2014/05/political-correctness-is-a-form-of-hate/#pdMaJhoVmrYKkDQA.99

Why Mainstreet Media Won’t Touch Gosnell Movie

Dr. Kermit Gosnell is the most prolific serial killer in American History, but almost no one knows who he is. Mainstream media or Hollywood don’t think it is a story, even though Gosnell killed more people than Gary Ridgeway, John Wayne Gacey, The Zodiac Killer, and Ted Bundy combined! In a 30 year killing spree, it is thought he killed 1000’s of babies. And that wasn’t a national story? But Jodi Arias, who was on trial at the same time as Gosnell, for killing her boyfriend, just one person, was national news EVERY DAY. Ann McElhinney joins Joe today to discuss the Gosnell Movie project and how we can all help.

What Does Someone Have to Do to Get Fired Around Here?

When I was a kid, (yes, back when a tablet device was an Etch-a-Sketch) my Dad advised me to get a job with AT&T or Edison or the government. Why? Because they would be around forever and it’s nearly impossible to get fired, especially as a civil service or union member. Fast forward 30+ years later only to find out he was absolutely correct!

Take a look at the group of IRS individuals a few years back that spent millions of your tax dollars flying around checking out pricey resort-like places to have “business retreats.” Why can’t I have that job!

Then there was the $17,000 for a keynote speaker to teach them about customer service, how to speak with people and… wait, no, that’s not right. The keynote speaker was actually a painter of “unique pictures” like, Niagra falls, the Grand Canyon… no,wait, wrong again. He painted pictures of Michael Jordan, Bono, Albert Einstein, and Abraham Lincoln to name a few. Can you see where this would help a tax auditor? Me neither.

They spent $50,000 on video parodies of Star Trek and a total of $49 million over 2 years on “conferences.” A few years back at an IRS Anaheim conference over 2600 IRS employees were brought in to discuss small business and self-employed audit procedures. The cost? We don’t know because the agency that requires us to keep every receipt apparently was not tracking all the costs associated with these events until Representative Darrel Issa uncovered it. No scandal here. Just keep going. Not one person lost A job (the key word being “A”.)

You see, when you’re a loyalist to the party (and by that I mean the American Union of Socialist Democratic Communists) they simply move you laterally to a new division or department or send you home with pay until everyone goes back to sleep.

And then we have Benghazi. Where to start? The initial lie? The lack of support on the ground? The lack of backup support? The men and woman who were told they could not testify to congress? Our Secretary of State lied to us. Military officers lied to us. White House staff lied to us. And, as seen in recent emails received from the White House by court order (so much for the most transparent administration in history) no one has lost their job. NO ONE! Four men have lost their lives. Well, no big deal, right? Americans will forget and the Party will be saved.

Then there’s Fast and Furious. Lost Jobs = 0. Lost lives, “priceless.” I say that because the same government that wants to track the healthcare needs of millions and millions of Americans can’t track a few hundred guns. They can’t confess to the fact that it got out of control and Americans died because of it. They roll with “Bush lied, people died,” but nothing about the reality of those in this current administration that keep killing Americans.

Oh, and remember, these guys that want to watch over healthcare are watching over our precious veterans and other national concerns. They treat them the same way they treated Americans in Benghazi, American taxpaying landowners along the borders, and Hurricane Sandy victims. All hung out to dry. They knowingly allow our vets to die because of lack of treatment and we’re expected to trust our children’s healthcare to them? Fat chance! Still, no one fired!

The EPA, the guys who apparently have more power than the President of these American Union of Socialist Democratic Communists States formerly known as the United States, don’t even have to show up to get paid! According to a recent report:


Read the rest at http://therealside.com/2014/05/what-does-someone-have-to-do-to-get-fired-around-here/#rc9ZaUWStRGs8pjZ.99

Is Truth Alive, Anywhere?

I have had this mindset that truth prevails and I believe truth will always win, eventually, not always at first, but it will always win. The Bible calls the truth “light” and light always drives out darkness.

It seems in today’s society truth is a fleeting 140 character or less thing. Mainstream media can’t find it if you put it in a bag marked with flares. The president, being the constitutional scholar that he is, can’t even spell it.

When President Obama interviewed with Bill O’Reilly he said there were no scandals. I guess he doesn’t know what a scandal is. According to Websters Dictionary, a scandal is:

an action or event regarded as morally or legally wrong and causing general public outrage.
“a bribery scandal involving one of his key supporters”

synonyms:   (outrageous) wrongdoing, impropriety, misconduct, immoral behavior, unethical behavior, discreditable behavior, outrageous behavior

Let’s focus on the synonym “wrongdoing.” The IRS targeted 99% of applications received from conservative-sounding applicants using keywords like, liberty, constitution, and freedom (very nasty words!) According to IRS rules, that was WRONG and evidence of this can be found in MANY emails sent by Lois Lerner and the other IRS personnel. Mr. President, that, according to the dictionary, is a classic example of a scandal.

Remember in the interview, Mr. Obama said there were no scandals. I guess they were just “FoxTales” (my words not his.)

He might as well just say, “I have a pen and I’ll pass my own laws.” Those of you who are going to tell me that President Bush (and others) signed more executive orders than Obama, wake up! There are executive orders, and then, there are EXECUTIVE ORDERS.

Pardoning the turkeys on Thanksgiving is done by executive order, really deep. Re-writing the healthcare law by executive order circumvents the value of the three branches of government. That’s a problem. Mr. Obama sees this as a dictatorship, not a democratic republic, where he can say or do anything he wants because he is king. He has issued over 22 executive orders to modify a LAW. That is not the intent of an executive order.

Why doesn’t he follow the law he swore to uphold? Why not just acknowledge that we need to fix this law that was passed too quickly? Why? Because this administration has never done anything wrong. They take responsibility for nothing.

He has a default script in his teleprompter. The Republicans are blocking us. It’s because of climate change and if the Republicans would pass the bill we could fix this. If the speaker could get control of his members we could pass my jobs bill (that doesn’t exist.)

We should move the White House to Walt Disney World and put it in the land of “make believe” where it belongs under this administration.

According to Forbes, “frustrated by the inability of Congress to pass immigration reform, Obama kicked off his own set of reforms by executive order, halting the legal deportation of thousands of immigrants in the U.S. illegally.” Another shining example of King Obama writing law on his own.

Read the rest at: http://therealside.com/2014/05/is-truth-alive-anywhere/

A Whole New Meaning to Threesome!

I read a story last week about a couple… I mean a “trouple,” that recently got “married.” Now, I know there will be a few of you jumping all over my stuff because you think I am coming down on this because they are three lesbians! Their sexual orientation has nothing to do with this. It has to do with many like me saying that the way the fight came down about same sex-marriage, the catch phrases and alike would demean and trample all over the institution of marriage. It has!

Recently, in Massachusetts, three lesbian women decided they wanted to be married to each other. Yes, THREE PEOPLE wanted to enter into marriage together. Why? Because they love each other.

One woman admitted after several failed male relationships she just couldn’t see herself being monogamous. So what happens when she decides she is tired of or falls out of love with wife A, but is really into wife B and John’s wife next door is not looking so bad either? We will deal with that later.

How do they live in the same house? And please don’t give me that garbage that they will make it work! Can you imagine the atmosphere in that home after the breakup? They’re talking about having three kids so each can have one. What?! Sure, that’s why my ex-wife and I had 4 children (2 girls, 2boys) so we could each have one child of different genders when we split up. That’s just RIDICULOUS!

You see, some of us were screaming that the argument about same-sex marriage wasn’t that we wanted to tell you “who to love.” By simply making marriage a legal contract between people who love each opened it up to all kinds of issues… as we see in Massachusetts.

So again I ask, what next? One man and two women? Three men and two women? Six women and one man? The possibilities are endless! CAN YOU IMAGINE VISITATION SCHEDULES? How do you split up the kids? How do you split up the assets? We do enough damage to our kids under normal divorce proceedings. Can you imagine these kinds of unions ending any better?

Marriage was never meant to be like this. It was always meant to be between two people, and according to my faith one man and one woman. Why? You’ll have to wait for another column for the answer on that. Today, I want to deal with the destruction of marriage.

Shortly after the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) tossed out the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA, signed into law by Bill Clinton, how easily Dems forget these things) Justice Anthony Scalia warned his colleagues of the potential for this kind of foolishness in his dissent in United States v. Windsor. He went on to say, “By formally declaring anyone opposed to same-sex marriage an enemy of human decency the majority arms well every challenger to a state law restricting marriage to its traditional definition.”

According to the Washington Times, Justice Scalia also predicted (in the 2003 majority decision in Lawrence v. Texas) that striking down a law making sodomy illegal, would become the battering ram to eliminate prohibitions on bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution, bestiality, and obscenity, among other things. I don’t want to deal with any of that other behavior, just yet. Simply, what is Marriage anymore?

Can a young girl dream of her prince charming or will that be abnormal? Should she dream of her Princess Charming (is that PC?) To be real “normal,” should she leave the possibilities open to a Prince Charming, Princess Charming, two handmaidens, and one court jester?

Foolishness. It’s just foolishness! The attitude of a spoiled and mixed up generation that says if I can have it my way, you can’t have it yours. Society then folds under the PC pressure because it doesn’t want the minority to feel bad (in this case minority means the three people who want to get married.)

In an interview in Sydney Australia, self-proclaimed Lesbian activist, Masha Gessen stated same-sex marriage is “a lie. Fighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we’re going to do with marriage when we get there. It’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist.” HOLD THAT THOUGHT WE ARE NOT DONE YET!  She went on to say that she has “three children with five parents,” (I can’t get that to add up on all my fingers and toes.) She said, “I don’t see why they shouldn’t have five parents legally.”


Read the rest at http://therealside.com/2014/04/a-whole-new-meaning-to-threesome/#gj804etsIxYGyA8d.99

Transparency – The White House Unabridged Definition!

Jay Carney recently said once again said that “this White House is the most transparent White House ever.” WOW! Really? Does he live in one of the states where you can easily get marijuana? Does he have a different definition of “transparent” than the rest of the planet? Maybe he is using the Obama unabridged dictionary that defines words based on the meaning needed at the time? Maybe he really meant to say the “least transparent” White House? Or maybe he is just one very confused man.

If comments like, “you can keep your doctor”, his proposal wouldn’t “increase our deficit by a single dime”, there’s “not even a smidgeon of corruption” in the IRS, Benghazi was because of a bad video, and so many more are “true” according to the White House definition of “true,” then I guess Mr. Carney’s definition of “transparency” must also be “true.”

Mr. Obama has been honest with us with about almost nothing he has said. The more I look into it, the more I see as problematic.

Mr. Carney stated several times that there were no major issues with the Obamacare website. All sites have issues when first launched and all would be fine at launch time. Contractors and subcontractors for the website all said they had informed the administration plenty of times that work was not complete and many areas were yet untested, security being one of them. They wanted a beta test period and not a simple go-live date. After being in the web and technology industry 20+ years, going live without a beta test never works. Sites need to be stress tested, traffic tested, and security tested. Contractors knew there were issues, major issues, and yet no one ever said a word to the American public. Transparency?

Mr. Obama stated many times that we would be able to keep our doctors we have it on speech after speech after speech. When confronted about it he said, “What I said, or meant was that if your doctor is in the plan you can keep it.” Many emails that have surfaced and many close to the inside have said this was known early on before the vote and they chose not to share it with the people. Transparency? Nope!

From day one of the IRS scandal they told us it was a couple of rouge agents in Chicago or Ohio or in Never-Neverland that did this and, besides, it was only done to a small group, so no big whoop. Now we see that they knew before we did that Lois Lerner, and other brass at the IRS, not to mention Elijah Cummings and God only knows who else were involved, and not in a good way. We were told that we had received access to all the emails for the IRS case. Now we find out that’s not true. Where does most of the information come from? The Attorney General’s (AG) office. Where does the AG office get its marching orders? The White House!

It’s not transparency when you admit to it after you’ve been caught or questioned.

The AG office knew this was going on well before the investigation started. When the president said he has instructed Mr. Holder and his administration to do what it takes to get to the bottom of the IRS scandal and to cooperate with Congress, once again, it’s a backwards meaning. Transparency is when all parties get to see what’s going on. Unfortunately, only the White House knows what’s real.

Just before the holiday season, the White House issued a press memorandum that press would no longer be allowed into special meetings and many meetings with heads of state. It went on to say that all information and pictures as to the content and meaning of the meetings would be furnished by the White House. Huh? Thank God the Democrats and liberals saw the writing on the wall. It’s the same wall the conservatives have been writing on for 5 years. They raised so much noise the White House backed down. Transparency?


Read more at http://therealside.com/2014/04/transparency-the-white-house-unabridged-definition/#XeVIfgLmy8civUmB.99

Round ‘Em Up! They’re Illegal!

No, No, No silly. Not the Illegal aliens. The ones grazing on grass.

We have all been hearing about Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy who has been fighting the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for almost 20 years now. He feels that because his family settled the land in the early 19th century and has been using it since then, he has the right to ignore court orders, many court orders, and just keep the cattle there.

Bundy sights the bogus claim that a “federally protected” desert tortoise started all this back in 1993. As of late, I understand these tortoises are, in fact, not in danger and that the cattle in a “step” test didn’t step on one of them when the tortoise and the cattle where released in a small area.

Eventually, Bundy also decided, because the property rights belonged to his family (and other technical issues), that he would stop paying grazing fees to the government. Try not paying your taxes for a few years and see what happens.

The government claims it has cost them plenty to take this issue to court and get the judgments against Bundy. They also claim there has been damage to property by his cattle that trespassed and grazed on federal land.

Many cattle ranchers pay grazing fees. Why doesn’t Bundy?

Let’s be clear. I am not in agreement with the way the government is handling this issue and the amount of force used by the BLM. But we conservatives keep screaming we are a “nation of laws.” Do we only do that when it’s convenient? We get mad when the government and others don’t follow the law. We take up the pitch forks and torches and set off to right the wrong.

Mr. Bundy has had support from all over the country. Many have come running to his aid to fight the big bad government. Good for them! But wait!

Mr. Bundy has already lost this case several times in a court of law. He has, several times, been told to keep his cattle off government land, yet they continued to cross over from his property to theirs. Why didn’t he put up a fence to protect his cattle? It may have stopped a lot of unnecessary aggravation and cost.

Why did he stop paying grazing fees to the tune of over 1 million dollars that over 1600 other ranchers pay? Is he special? Did his family get special dispensation from Thomas Jefferson or Washington?

We can’t have it both ways and those of you “running” to protect him, be careful. Rather than spending money help him on-site, the people running out to help and the 1600 other ranchers should pool their money and sue the government? Take them on and push back! Fight it from within the law. Make sure you do everything right and then go after them.

And to you Mr. Government… SWAT teams? Really? Two hundred armed BLM agents! My God, if we could only get those agents on the borders. Wouldn’t it be great if, instead of you trying to stop cattle from grazing on public land, you used those same armed BLM agents to keep legal, taxpaying, land-owning American citizens safe on their own property rather than being trespassed and violated by illegal immigrants? Wouldn’t it be great if you upheld and protected Americans at our borders with those same laws you are trying to use against Bundy?

To the 200+ “Bundy Cowboys,” just your presence caused the government to stop and think about what a disaster this could be. The Feds stood down and made arrangements to return the cattle.
Read more at http://therealside.com/2014/04/round-em-up-theyre-illegal/#QJhUuEtkq90L62EZ.99

All Hail Margaret Sanger?

A few weeks ago President Obama decided to insult Pope Francis by giving the blessed rosary beads given to him by the Pope to Nancy Pelosi.

The first insult, re-gifting something that a leader of one of the largest religious groups in the world gave him. Really? It’d be like giving Quran’s signed by Osama bin Laden to the families of 9/11 victims. Why didn’t he just save them and to include in his Presidential library? Does he not understand the gesture and value? Does he care?

The second insult, last September, Vatican Chief Justice Cardinal Raymond Burke said that Pelosi must be denied communion under the law of the Catholic church because of her longstanding support for abortion. She was shunned when she went to Rome. It doesn’t really sound like Nancy’s a treasure to the Catholic church. She openly states that she disagrees with the church’s stance on abortion. Really? How? What scripture is she using to base that belief on? Does she study?

Nancy seems to know more about what’s best for us as it pertains to healthcare, religion, and abortion. Maybe she should be the “Grand Pubah” of the universe. Hey Nancy, here’s a hint here for you. The Bible, yes, the scripture you say you live by as a Catholic says (I will paraphrase) that if anyone adds a word or deletes a word the same will be done to their lives.

It would appear the other supreme ruler (President Obama) seems to feel that “no-thing” applies to him. Yes, I said “no-thing” because it doesn’t matter whether it’s the law, social graces, or just good manners, he is above it all! I believe he knew exactly what he was doing with the Pope’s gift, he just doesn’t care!

To further add insult to injury, Nancy then goes on to accept one of the highest awards bestowed by Planned Parenthood, the Margaret Sanger Award. Oh joy!

That’s an organization started by a racist, black-hating woman named Margaret Sanger. Margaret didn’t care about a woman’s right to choose, nor did she care about “female reproductive health”. She didn’t care about overpopulation. She wanted to keep the blacks and other less desirable (her view, not mine) people from populating the planet in any way.

Does my pointing out the history of Planned Parenthood aggravate you? How about a few quotes from the award’s namesake herself, Ms. Sanger, as a reminder:

“[We should] apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring. Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.”

Can you imagine if these words were associates with a Republican? I was guilty by association for allowing a person who is against gay marriage speak at a prayer event I chair! OMG! How evil am I? (The speaker was Brad Dacus from the Pacific Justice Institute.) I wasn’t getting or giving an award (unlike Nancy Pelosi). I just allowed him to speak about his personal life.

Here’s another gem!
“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

How do you who lean Left and extoll the virtues of Planned Parenthood for “the great things they do” not know about this woman’s agenda? Personally, I think you do, you just don’t care! Shame on those who know this and continue to support Planned Parenthood. They don’t care about women’s rights or health. They care about making sure the “less desirables” don’t keep procreating.

And last but not least:

Read more at http://therealside.com/2014/04/all-hail-margaret-sanger/#mlG6mGvuDQ4Fx8TW.99

The Pledge is a Political Weapon!

So says two Bangor Maine Council Members. I had to read it twice myself. They refuse to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance because they believe it’s being used as a political weapon. How, you ask? They won’t answer that question.

That’s right. As some do, they simply make a statement to justify their crazy, ludicrous actions, even when they have nothing to stand on, and expect you to believe what they’re saying. They actually think they are making a statement, but can’t tell you what “statement” it is. Looks like we’ll just have to guess since they won’t respond.

I grew up in Massachusetts and visited Maine frequently. It was a very different universe up there. Most of them believe you should be allowed to do just about anything you want to on your own property as long as you don’t infringe on the rights of you neighbors. And I do mean anything (though that’s a story for another day)!

One of my curiosities is that this Council had not been reciting the Pledge of Allegiance until this past January. They saw no need for it? Doing a little more research it seems that they felt it was pushed on them by the Hampden Association of Land Owners.

Apparently the Pledge has been on the agenda forever, but the Council had decided they didn’t really need to do it, even though they never really came out publically and stated it. Eventually landowners started putting pressure on the Council to start off the meeting with the 20 second pledge. At first, the Council refused but then bowed to pressure and started in January.

The two Council members sitting down said they refused to bow to pressure. What pressure? Pressure to do the right thing? Really?

I’m just too confused here. Bangor, Maine has been around forever. Their Council has been around forever! Yet in all these years they never thought to respectfully pledge allegiance to the flag of these United States? Well, united except for apparently Maine!

Isn’t it ironic that the initial rebellion against England started in New England, where Maine was part of Massachusetts. The men and women from New England fought for our freedoms, died for our freedoms, and knew what the flag meant with the formation of this country! Now have a new rebellion in Maine against the flag of our own country?!

These two very selfish (and don’t give me the freedom of speech garbage) veterans themselves don’t see the dishonor they do to the many that have fallen in service to our country to give them the right to be “jackwagons”!

That city is protected by men and women who signed up and pledged allegiance to this country and the flag. That town is protected by American soldiers. Their rights are protected by the Constitution of these United States.

Where that flag flies is a sign that that “area” is protected by the American Government (at one time that really meant something).

These guys are upset because the American citizens who elected them to do a job, want them, and are pressuring them, to pledge allegiance to the flag and to the country that affords them the ability to run for and serve in office. This is a problem how?

I can “pre-write” the comments I will get on this. Yes, we have freedoms. Freedom to pledge or nor to pledge. Freedom to stand or not to stand. Freedom to run for office or not run. But, these freedoms came at a price. They have meaning behind them.

The founding fathers thought we would appreciate and treasure knowledge and family as much as they did and that would make for a different voter and a stronger county. A few of the founding fathers stated that an uniformed electorate would be a real problem for this country. Anyone who has watched a JayWalking episode with Jay Leno knows the trouble we are already in……
Read the rest at  http://therealside.com/2014/03/the-pledge-is-a-political-weapon/#CRTUfro6pfOj1aKE.99

When is the Truth a Lie?

When Harry Reid says so! No, really. Using today’s standards it’s a wonder any conversations, and subsequent actions, take place.

We have heard some of these over and over again. They speak it like it’s a fact, but it isn’t. Stay with me for a moment.

“You can keep your doctor”“families will save about $2400.00 a year”illegal aliens (non-documented immigrants brought to the U.S. against their will) will not be given free healthcare“it won’t add one dime to the national deficit”“for the price of your cell phone bill a young person will be able to get health care”, and lastly, none of the so-called “loss of insurance” was due to Obamacare. They are all lies.

Some of the lesser-known and rarely remembered lies…

If we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home, we will end this war. You can take that to the bank.” Which bank? Apparently I don’t know what bank to go to!

In candidate Obama’s original campaign, he promised to “eliminate entirely” income tax for seniors making less than $50,000. Yet another blatant lie, right to your face.

“My father served in World War II.” That’s what Obama said in one of many campaign speeches. Wasn’t he the communist, Kenyan father that was 9 years old when the war ended? Hmmm? Obama was probably referring to his grandfather who actually did serve. But could the candidate, who wrote “Dreams of My Father,” have been trying to boost the image of his communist father knowing how most people never look into the facts?

“The public will have 5 days to look at every bill that lands on my desk” YUP! And he’ll still love you in the morning! I think he meant 5 seconds with no prior notification!

And how about the one where he repeatedly guaranteed to make government open and transparent? Ahhh, he must have meant via the NSA? And now the press is banned from many meetings, usually open to media. They get pictures, notes, and official statements handed to them instead of being able to attend, witness, observe, and take them.

President Obama also said:

He would make it “impossible” for Congressmen to slip in pork barrel projects. Like the extra $4 billion slipped into Hurricane Sandy relief that had nothing to do with Sandy releif?

Meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public. Like the MANY negotiations that were off limits to Republicans?

“No more secrecy”. NSA, NSA, NSA, NSA, NSA!

You’ll know what’s in it! Unless of course you read it. At which time you will be totally confused because it won’t match anything you were told the bill was originally about. Confused? Good, so am I.

“We will put every pork barrel project online.” They must be posted on the back side of the healthcare.gov website.

Soon after Obama took office, he pledged that his administrated would cut the deficit in half. We’re still waiting on that one. Maybe he said it backwards and meant he would increase it more than half?

The border fence is “basically complete.” Apparently, its only 5% complete. Didn’t we allocate “muchos dolares” to this? He went on to say, we now have more boots on the ground on the southwest border than at any time in our history. The Border Patrol has 20,000 agents – more than twice as many as there were in 2004.” It’s true, however, he forgot to say this build up began under Bush.

He also said, “the wall is complete.” The GAO, Congress’s investigative arm, reported that only 32 miles of the double layer fencing was completed as of 2009. Mr. Obama only built a little more than 4 miles, why bother?

“We got back every dime we used to rescue the banks, with interest.” The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) using numbers from Obama’s own Office of Management and Budget has a different viewpoint. General Motors still owes approximately $15 billion, Chrysler owes $1.3 billion, CIT group owes over $2 billion, and an estimated 25 other banks totaling approximately $30 billion. If money is “owed” we didn’t get “every dime” back! Why lie about it?

Read the rest at http://therealside.com/2014/03/when-is-the-truth-a-lie/#T055EfXoPORVadVC.99

 

 

Information gathered in part from:
http://www.endalldisease.com/obama-lies/
http://projects.propublica.org/bailout/list

Blacks, Homosexuals, and Atheists at CPAC 2014 – OH MY!

Can you believe that the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), held by a group of white, elitist, stuffy old men was infiltrated by blacks, homosexuals, Hispanics, Asians, and atheists? Oh my! What is this world coming to?

What’s really crazy is that so many on the Left wrote lies about this. No, not mis-truths, not misspeaks, just lies… period.

The Left would have you believe that CPAC = KKK. That Conservative’s and conservative Republicans are nothing more than the KKK rebranded. How desperate is that?

The first story I read talked about how CPAC threw out a bunch of atheists and wouldn’t allow “them” at the event. CPAC made the right call. It wasn’t all atheists. Just one particular group.

CPAC officials who originally approved the atheist group’s booth and accepted a check for their sponsorship and entry cancelled it after they received validated information that the group was going to try to disrupt the event. An event where over 3000 people were going to be in a relatively small area. Good call. The Left spins it as “Atheist Kept from CPAC.” Isn’t that what they always do? No real argument. The full truth won’t work for them, so they spin it a little to aggravate their base. It’s the equivalent to, if you’re losing the game flip the board.

I also heard that gays and lesbians were not welcome, really? One of my interns and helpers is a lesbian. (Shhhh! Don’t tell anyone, I may get thrown out of the conservative playground.) Did I know before they started? No! Why? Because, contrary to popular belief, our applications don’t ask if you are gay, lesbian, transgender, black, Asian or anything other than a white heterosexual. Oh, and, we don’t care. As long as you can do the job.

And once again, the Left starts to lose the argument… time to flip the board!
In years gone by, the Left had infiltrated the group, by lying. In 2012, a large group of far-left progressives bought into premium seats as being part of a “conservative magazine group.” The whole goal was to disrupt the keynote speaker. When the speaker started, about 50 of these “liars” got up to protest. In response, over 400 people in the room started shouting USA and the “liars” were drowned out. Desperation really makes for fools doesn’t it?

Many of the Left can’t accept anything someone like me has to say… at all… ever. They are so opposed to any conservative idea that without even checking out the facts and the inability to control their tongues, they come out and try to invalidate any and all conservative points. Doesn’t that really help us come together as a country and a people? No, not really.

Their argument is losing steam. Americans are starting to do their own homework.

By the way, as a point of fact, it was the Left, the progressive Democrats, the “big tent” party that started, supported, and funded the KKK. I guess the easiest way to get out of an uncomfortable situation (or history) is to deflect and blame someone else. They are very good at it.

In my 3 days at CPAC, I found out that over 50% of those in attendance were students! (Not old white guys!) About half of “Radio Row” were “Other than White” (did I just create a new classification “OTW”?) As I looked around the room when Sarah Palin was speaking, was it a majority “white” yes. Was there a sea of OTW’s? Yes!

When Ben Carson, Al Cardenas, Ted Cruz, John Barraso, Bobby Jindal, Tim Scott and the many panels that had OTW’s on them, the same sea of people was there. That really confused me. For a group supposedly made up of old, white, bigoted, homophobic racists who exclude anyone who isn’t like them, there sure was a lot of OTW’s there to address the crowd! And they were well-received! Shocked? I wasn’t.

You see the reality is that we don’t care. We don’t care what color you are, who you sleep with, or where you came from. When I got on the plane I didn’t check to see if the pilot was black, homosexual, gay, straight, or even a Christian. I only cared that he could fly the plane.

Conservatives care that you can do the job and that you are adhering to our laws. We want you to have been given the same opportunities that everyone else has and expect that you will respect my freedom as much as you want me to respect yours. We also expect that you will take responsibility for your own errors and missteps, and work to make them right.

Be a good American… black, white, Asian, Hispanic, gay, straight, short, tall, large, small… we don’t care. Just do the right thing.

America, you better wake up or lose your country.