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Lt. Clint Lorance: A Hero Not Criminal

Our soldiers are the defenders of our freedom, they protect us from enemies foreign and domestic, and without them there would be no America. So why does it seem that our very own government are turning their backs on these hero’s?

In the news recently, was a story about one of our soldiers, a former Army lieutenant sentenced to 20 years in Leavenworth for ordering his men to shoot three civilians in Afghanistan. Lt. Clint Lorance, 29, was convicted of murder in the 2012 incident, in which he ordered his platoon to shoot the men approaching a checkpoint on a motorcycle when they refused to stop. Two died, and military prosecutors at Lorance’s court martial said he acted recklessly in violation of the military’s rules of engagement, which requires soldiers to hold fire absent evidence of hostile action or hostile intent.

Hostile action or intent? There is a war in Afghanistan, suicide bombers are an every day thing. Maybe my thinking is a little screwed-up, but if you are running a check point in a war zone and unknown men are approaching on a motorcycle and refuse an order to stop, there is a good possibility that they might be unfriendly people, shooting them seems like the logical thing to do.

Did the government railroad this hero?  “The Army has in its possession evidence linking Afghan military-aged males involved in this general court-martial to improvised explosive devices as well as IED attacks and terror networks in Afghanistan,” reads a memo from Lorance’s attorneys. “The government failed to disclose this information to the chain-of-command, counsel for the defense, and the court-martial. These significant failures strike at the very heart of American due process and show that the government violated its discovery and disclosure obligations.”

Let’s add this to the list of how the government mistreats our soldiers, along with the VA scandal, where soldiers were left dying waiting for treatment in the hands of managers who were only interested in getting bigger bonuses instead of treating our hero’s. Let’s not forget the Fort Hood shootings, where the Obama administration refused to call it a terrorist attack and denied those soldiers due compensation.

Lt. Clint Lorance is a hero, not a criminal; he saw what he perceived to be the enemy when he ordered his men to shoot and rightly so. The old saying that war is hell is true; things don’t always go the way they are supposed too. Imprisoning a soldier for doing what he thought he had to do to save his men, is a great miscarriage of justice, if it were me, I’d pin a medal on his chest.

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Can America Come Back After Obama?

As we come to the close of another year, we are one year closer to ending the Obama years and it cannot come soon enough. There should be no doubt that he has been one of the worst presidents this country has seen. I am not a presidential historian, so I don’t know about every president, but he is without a doubt the worst in my lifetime and I was born when Truman was in office.

When Obama came into office the economy was in shambles, but did he concentrate on rebuilding it? No, he threw all his attention on his healthcare law, which was unpopular then and still remains unpopular today, there is no doubt in my mind it will either fall apart on its own or be repealed. We now know that everything he told us about Obama-Care was a lie, it seems this president has a hard time telling the American people the truth. People wanted jobs, but he chose to shove healthcare down our throats. We now have an unemployment rate of 5.8%, but many economists say the real number is still in the double digits.

He passed a Trillion dollar stimulus package that was supposed to create shovel ready jobs, and then laughed and said “Shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected,” big joke on the American people. He went on to create tons of new regulation that only kept our economy from growing.

Then, how can we forget the 2011 S&P downgrade, it was the first time the government was given a rating below AAA. S&P had announced a negative outlook on the AAA rating in April 2011, downgraded to AA-. Let’s not forget that the National Debt is now up to 18 trillion dollars and it is expected to reach 20 trillion by the time Obama leaves office. Obama once said it was ‘unpatriotic’ and ‘irresponsible’ to add $4 trillion to the debt. The debt was at $10.6 trillion when Obama took office in 2009 but has increased by 70 percent during his roughly six years in office, I guess that means Obama is the most unpatriotic president in the history of our country.

From the day that Obama first walked into the White House, he has done nothing but drive a wedge through the heart of America; we are a more divided country then I have ever seen. How can we forget that incomes have decreased since Obama has taken office. Obama twice ran for the White House promising to reduce the gap between rich and poor, instead it expanded across the board. The rich are getting richer and the poor, poorer because of his failed policies.

Obama has done great harm to this country. I used to think he was incompetent, but he knows exactly what he is doing, on October 30th, 2008 at a campaign rally in Columbia, Missouri he said, We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”  Most people believed he meant for the better, but many of us knew exactly what he meant, he wanted a more Socialist type of society, which he has worked hard to achieve.

There are two things that make a good leader:

  1. A leader must know how to bring people together
  2. A leader must take responsibility for his actions.

Obama is a failure on both points; he has divided a nation and always passes the buck when things go wrong. The only way I think America can come back after Obama, is to repeal everything that he has done and start over, otherwise we may be doomed.

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Why Would Anyone Want To Be A Cop Today?

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We live in an upside down society today, what was once wrong is right and what was once right is wrong. Recently a convicted cop killer (I will not use his name) in Pennsylvania was the Commencement speaker at his alma mater Goddard College. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett said, “Nobody has the right to continually taunt the victims of their violent crimes in the public square,” Corbett said. He called the school’s choice “unconscionable.” Naturally, the cop killer claims being the victim of a racist justice system, of course killing a cop had nothing to do with his conviction; it was only because he was black.

Now, following the Eric Garner verdict, New York cops can look forward to having their heads examined for “unconscious bias” (a story from the NY Post) by federal thought police Attorney General Eric Holder, a person who sees a racist behind every tree. Federal trainers teach cops not only to think twice about stopping or questioning suspects of color, but also to ignore signs of criminal behavior and threat indicators they’ve learned from years of street experience, that puts their own lives in danger and risks the safety of residents.

In the past five years, Holder has more than doubled the number of police department probes compared with the previous five years, opening more than 20 investigations and pressuring 15 consent orders to stop “biased policing.” The Justice department explained,

“It is not primarily about the ill-intentioned officer but rather the officer who engages in discriminatory practices subconsciously.” So now Holder has become a mind reader.

In a 2012 consent decree, Holder ordered Seattle to soften its use-of-force rules and train brass and rank and file alike in “bias-free” policing that recognizes and eliminates “implicit bias,” while disciplining any conduct tied to it. The result was crime is up in Seattle. Since Holder stepped in, crime is up 13% overall in Seattle. But it’s not just minor infractions, aggravated assaults up 14%, car theft up 44% and murders up 21%. More than 120 Seattle police officers, detectives and sergeants have filed a lawsuit against Holder, claiming his de-biasing order has jeopardized their own safety.

In Las Vegas, police have banned patrol officers from touching African-American suspects during foot chases. Only partners uninvolved in the chase can step in and use force to arrest the fleeing perp. In Fayetteville, NC, where Justice started retraining cops in October, searches of black suspects are no longer allowed even when the suspect gives consent, policing in high-crime neighborhoods is also considered biased against blacks.

I have said many times that I am 100% in favor of profiling, what ever kind it might be, race, gender, age, whatever. Let’s face it, while watching the news or reading the newspaper, 90% of criminals you see are black, so naturally you have to police where the crime is, the link between blacks and crime is statistically strong, blacks commit 53% of all murders and are 10 times more likely to commit violent crimes than whites, it’s just a fact of life that Liberal-Progressives seem to hide their heads in the sand every time the subject comes up.

I am not saying that all cops are Angels, but they have to be given the benefit of the doubt, retraining the police is not the answer, teaching blacks not to be criminals and not to resist arrest is the way to stop all this imaginary bias. By giving blacks a pass on their actions will only embolden them to commit more crimes. Society now considers the police the criminal and the criminal the victim, like I said; we live in an up-side down society.

Here is a true story told by a cop as per the N.Y. Post:

“Eric Garner’s death is tragic, but resisting arrest causes the potential for injury or death to the suspect, police and innocent bystanders,” writes Jeff Fornarotto of New Jersey.

“I was attempting to arrest a 325-pound man, along with two other officers, when he resisted, and I was knocked unconscious. I couldn’t drive for almost a year and had to attend JFK Neuroscience Center to learn how to walk straight again.

“I still suffer from severe headaches, vertigo, short-term memory loss, and have had surgeries on my spine and shoulder. After almost two years of rehab, I had to retire.

“The suspect, after a plea deal, went from a 12-year sentence to 364 days, and served only 10 months. He has been arrested a couple of times since.

“Some justice.”

Maybe the cops who tried to restrain Eric Garner were doing the right thing after all.

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Storage Wars: The Mid-Term Edition

Now that the heady rush of jubilation has faded from the election, it’s time to take stock of what we actually achieved. The numbers couldn’t be more forthright. It’s as if the American people interrupted the President to interject, “Now, let me be clear…” The 2014 election was an epic political repudiation of President Obama, Harry Reid, and the Progressive agenda in Washington. It was a demonstration that all but the most white-eyed leftist loons in America are tired of Obama’s ineptitude, deliberate or otherwise. How amusing now to think about those talking heads on cable who tried to suggest that the Democrats might not lose the Senate, the day before America catapulted the Senate back to the Republicans in a resounding fashion.

But what has been achieved? What has our political support purchased? In a strange way, American voters are like folks on that Storage Wars show. Turn on any episode and you’ll see people bidding crazy amounts of money on a garage-worth of stuff they’ve only glimpsed from a distance. Could be treasure, could be rubbish. And just like those storage-capitalists, we don’t yet know what we just purchased.

In the majority of races, it would be very difficult to elucidate just what the Republican candidate ran on, since the only discernable plank in the 2014 GOP campaign strategy was “We’re not Obama”. It could be that we’ve only traded progressive Democrats for progressive Republicans. The reality is that the GOP has controlled arguably the most powerful organ in the Federal government for the past four years. The power of the House of Representatives lies in the purse. It is through the House that all the rest of the government is funded, since all bills for raising revenue originate in the House (ala Article I, Section VII). Of course this is by design, providing one more check and balance to offset the potential overreach of a Federal leviathan. Whoever controls the House, controls the funding of the entire US Government.

And yet, this power was deliberately set aside by GOP leadership during one of the most egregious, tyrannical growths of Presidential power in American history. One could argue that there has never been a greater need for the House to check a runaway Executive branch and yet the Speaker of the House sat on his hands for four years. No, even worse, the Speaker told his enemies about his plans to sit on his hands before he did so. When Speaker Boehner communicated time and again that the power of the purse was off the table, he surrendered before the enemy even took the field.

Since Boehner took the Speaker’s gavel in 2010, Obama has:

  • Implemented (and funded) Obamacare
  • Directed his DOJ to blatantly flout federal law in cases involving DOMA
  • Prevented the Congressional inquiry into the deliberate harassment of conservative organizations by the Internal Revenue Service
  • Violated religious liberty of Americans via the contraception mandate
  • Stonewalled Congressional investigators attempting to get to the bottom of the murder of American diplomats in Libya

And this is just the low-hanging fruit!

Obama’s abuse of presidential power has been beyond the wildest dreams of progressive radicals, yet Boehner’s House has achieved only one minor victory: Sequestration via a half-hearted government shutdown. Yet even Boehner himself admits that he had to be talked into it and was against the idea from the beginning. New Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is at least as spineless as Boehner and coupled with the fact that these two men now control the entire Federal legislative machinery yet haven’t advanced the slightest hint of a conservative agenda over the past 4 years, can Americans have any hope in the success of a newly-elected conservative majority?

It is a question which is impossible to accurately answer at this juncture. Conservative politicians are not immune to legislating much differently than they campaigned. Given the number of Establishment-endorsed GOP candidates who won, I think there will be more than a fair number of newly-minted RINOs in D.C. come next year. It remains to be seen how much of a seat at the table Boehner and McConnell will give any true conservative who shows up. Based solely on their actions over the past 4 years, chances are that McBoehnell will work behind the scenes to erode support for any kind of conservative resistance which forms in either house.

The encouraging thing is that there are several strong conservative voices headed to Washington next year. Folks like Ben Sasse in Nebraska and Joni Ernst in Iowa should revitalize the efforts of Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, men who have been holding the conservative line in the Senate. Similarly Dave Brat, Barry Loudermilk, Mia Love, John Ratcliffe, and Andy Mooney are headed to a House in desperate need of articulate, impassioned, principled conservatives.

These Congressional rookies probably think they’ve finally emerged from the political fight of their lives, but they haven’t seen anything yet. If there’s one thing the heartless Republican establishment will attack, it’s an unapologetic conservative. They’ll keep their powder dry until they spot the opportunity to turn on a Tea Partier and then it’ll be open season. If these freshmen are smart, they’ll realize that power lies in numbers and the tighter formation they can maintain, the better. There’s a reason why the Greek phalanx and the Roman testudo were such effective fighting formations. With any luck, organizations like the Tea Party Caucuses in both houses can form rank around these fledgling representatives until they get their sea legs and prepare to carry the fight to the enemies of Liberty, foreign or domestic.

Giving Black’s A Free Pass

Well, this is where we have come to in this country, why don’t we just hand out a get out of jail free card to every black person in America. I t seems today blacks are never at fault for anything, it is always the bad white people and the police who are the real villains, blacks are always innocent victims.

In the recent incident in Ferguson, it was the police that were at fault, doesn’t matter that the victim was a criminal, who was high on drugs (marijuana was found in his blood.)  If Michael Brown had actually put his hands up and said don’t shoot, he would probably be alive today. Instead Brown attacked Officer Wilson when he stopped him on the street and punched Wilson when the officer was still in his patrol car and attempted to take his gun.

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Just like Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown was the bad guy in that situation, but as it seems to be in these types of situations, the black guy was the saint who was wronged. Now we have the Communist Party of America and the Socialist Party of America stoking the fires of protest. Did I mention that both of those party’s backed Obama for president, is that a coincidence?

Liberals and the Liberal media have all jumped on the bandwagon of blaming the police, who were just doing their job. A cop shot a bad guy who was trying to kill him. The grand jury documents make perfectly clear that Michael Brown was entirely responsible for his own death.  About half-dozen black witnesses supported Officer Wilson’s version of what happened, yet all the protesters seem to believe otherwise. It is obvious that they only wanted one outcome, no matter what the evidence turned out to be.

What about the Liberal New York Times, who published the name of the street on which Officer Darren Wilson lives, do you think there is an agenda there? In New York City they stopped their highly effective stop & frisk program because it targeted to many black neighborhoods, when it just so happens those neighborhoods are where 90% of the crimes are committed. Do all the race hustlers care that stop & frisk helped save black lives, of course not, it doesn’t fit into their agenda, which is to divide the people.

Where are the Liberals when it comes to protecting all those small business owners who lost their stores because of all the rioters who only cared about stealing whatever they could lay their hands on? They could not care less about Michael Brown. Time after time, Liberals think it is their responsibility to make excuses for black criminals. Instead of making excuses for them, why don’t they teach them not to be criminals, or maybe teaching them to be responsible for their actions? Teaching them, when things do not go their way, it has to be racism, will get them no where in life.

With all the laws, programs and policies the government has handed to the black population, why is it they are still on the bottom of the totem pole? Did they ever think that maybe it is because of those same laws, programs and policies that are keeping them down? Let’s face it; Liberals could not exist unless they had a cause that they can blame on American society, as long as they keep making excuses for blacks, blacks will stick with them, not realizing that Liberals are the reason they are at the bottom of the totem pole. The lesson to be learned here is; as long as Liberals keep convincing blacks they are victims, they will remain so.

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Choosing to Be Grateful

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Much of the space dedicated to this site is spent in analyzing, opining, and criticizing elements of the body politic and problems with the world and our nation. In spite of all that we find that needs fixing around us, one of the worst things we could do is to be ingrates, impervious to the bounties for which we owe gratitude.

imageIt’s sometimes difficult to think in those terms. We are often overwhelmed at the daunting challenges and vicissitudes of life that we face on a daily basis. Problems with health, the loss of a loved one, financial woes, the loss of a job, problems with a marriage or with children, often consume us emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually. Yet somehow we find ways to deal with our personal crucibles, to surmount our challenges, and crest our Everests.

The human spirit, if not doused with hopelessness, can be indomitable. We find ways to deal with, overcome, and survive our ordeals. We find solutions to our woes and answers to life’s tough questions. Often such resolution comes from insights, counsel, and wisdom from a loved one. Other times they come from unseen founts of wisdom and loving arms of solace after earnest and heartfelt pleadings to our Maker.

But as arduous and challenging as life can be, for all of us in one way or another, there is always much to be grateful for. Come Thanksgiving Day, we may have naught for a family dinner, but kind, generous friends or members of the community will bid you join their community feast.

We may be of bad health, but hopefully some things are still working fine. We may be struggling financially, but we’re still together as a family. We may have a child struggling with his or her own inner demons, yet as long as there is love, there is hope. To everything there is a silver lining. It may be obscured by our preoccupation with our trials, but it’s there. Sometimes we just have to look a little harder to find it.

imagesI’m convinced that many of the social and cultural problems we face today are the result of a loss of a collective sense of gratitude. Rather than being grateful for what we have and the blessings that we enjoy, although sparse they may sometimes seem to us, we focus on what we don’t have, or what we think we deserve or we’re entitled to. This lack of gratitude is often concomitant with narcissism and egoism, and reveals a deep character flaw — dearth of humility.

Perhaps, in rather simplistic fashion, we have the proverbial conundrum of whether the glass is half full, or half empty. In our individual lives, it all depends on how we choose to look at things, and whether we choose to focus on the deficiencies in our lives or on the bounties that we enjoy. And that’s all a matter of attitude.

This attitude was reflected by our 16th President Abraham Lincoln, who, in spite of being embroiled in a devastating civil war in1863, as well as facing his own personal crucibles, had the perspicacity and wisdom to make the following declaration. “The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.

thanksgiving“No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

“And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility and Union.”

May we all choose an attitude of gratitude, looking for the light at the end of the tunnel, and the silver lining to the dark and ominous clouds in our lives. May we express our gratitude to one another, manifest by acts of courtesy and respect. And most importantly, may we express daily our immense dependence upon, and gratitude to God. Not just during this Thanksgiving season, but everyday of our lives.

Associated Press award winning columnist Richard Larsen is President of Larsen Financial, a brokerage and financial planning firm in Pocatello, Idaho and is a graduate of Idaho State University with degrees in Political Science and History and coursework completed toward a Master’s in Public Administration. He can be reached at [email protected].

 

No God: We Pay The Price

Every now and then I receive an E-mail that I believe everyone should see. Maybe you have seen it, if not take a look if you think God belongs in our society, you will enjoy it. If you do not believe God belongs in our society, read it anyway, you might change your mind.

My confession:
I don’t like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don’t think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians.  I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period.  I have no idea where the concept came from, that America is an explicitly atheist country.  I can’t find it in the Constitution and I don’t like it being shoved down my throat…

Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren’t allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that’s a sign that I’m getting old, too.  But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to.

In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it’s not funny, it’s intended to get you thinking.

In light of recent events…  terrorists attack, school shootings, etc..  I think it started when Madeleine Murray O’Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn’t want prayer in our schools, and we said OK.  Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school…  The Bible says thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself.  And we said OK.

Then Dr.  Steven Benjamin Spock said we shouldn’t spank our children when they misbehave, because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr.  Spock’s son committed suicide).  We said an expert should know what he’s talking about..  And we said okay..

Now we’re asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don’t know right from wrong, and why it doesn’t bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.

Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out.  I think it has a great deal to do with ‘WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.’

Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world’s going to hell.  Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.  Funny how you can send ‘jokes’ through e-mail and they spread like wildfire, but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing.  Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace.

Are you laughing yet?

Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you’re not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it.

Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.

Pass it on if you think it has merit.

If not, then just discard it…  no one will know you did.  But, if you discard this thought process, don’t sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in.

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Nancy Pelosi: One Dizzy Broad

There is no doubt in my mind that Nancy Pelosi should be put away in a rubber room somewhere. All you have to do is look at her eyes and listen to her talk and you can tell that she is on the edge of insanity, (the eyes always give it away:)

Being on the verge of insanity, I guess gives her an excuse for lying to the American people. We all know about the big Gruber fiasco, Pelosi came out and said this: “I don’t know who [Gruber] is, He didn’t help write our bill,” she said to reporters.
The only problem with that claim is that in November of 2009, Pelosi gushed over Gruber by name and said this: “ We’re not finished getting all of our reports back from CBO, but we’ll have a side by side to compare. But our bill brings down rates. I don’t know if you have seen Jonathan Gruber of MIT’s analysis of what the comparison is to the status quo versus what will happen in our bill for those who seek insurance within the exchange. And our bill takes down those costs, even some now, and much less preventing the upward spiral.”

Either Pelosi is a great actor, or she truly believes what she is saying. If she is an actor, then she is an out right liar, if she truly believes what she says, then she is insane, either way, do you really want someone like that in Washington?  How about passing the bill so we can find out what is in it, is that a statement from a rational person, is that the kind of representation we want for our country?

When Nancy Pelosi became speaker of the House in 2006, she vowed to “clean the swamp” of congressional corruption, that’s funny coming from one of the more corrupt politicians in Washington. What she actually meant by that statement was now that they got the Republicans out of the way, her and her corrupt cronies on the left, can get away with what ever they want, because there is no one to stop them.

How about when then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid nearly $100,000 from her Political Action Committee to her husband’s real estate and investment firm to cover such things as rent and other expenses. How about Pelosi buying $1 million to $5 million of Visa stock in one of the most sought-after and profitable initial public offerings (IPO) in American history, fought off serious credit card reform for two years, and then watched her investment skyrocket 203%.

Is Nancy Pelosi an Alcoholic? In the past she spent over One-Hundred-Thousand dollars of taxpayer money on liquor, (how much can insane person drink anyway?) Receipts show purchase of Johnny Walker, Grey Goose, Beefeater, Maker’s Mark, Courvoisier, Dewars, Bombay Sapphire and more, all courtesy of the American tax payer, not to mention the beer and wine. How about spending $2,993 on flowers, also spending roughly $30,610 in food and beverage and about $2,740 on bottled water, sounds like a corrupt insane person to me. During the same two-year period, the entirety of Pelosi’s travel expenditures, including the use of Air Force aircraft for herself and relatives, cost the Department of Defense $2,100,749.59.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said, Pelosi “has a history of wasting taxpayer funds, and these documents suggest the Speaker’s congressional delegations are more about partying than anything else.” So much for draining the swamp.

Let’s face it, Pelosi could not have done all this by herself, she needed help form Harry Reid, who also should be fitted for a rubber room, but that is  another story altogether. One thing is for sure, Pelosi is one dizzy broad.

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Dementia or Dishonesty, Pelosi Is Unfit for Office

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While it still requires a willing suspension of reality to believe Rep. Nancy Pelosi (P-CA), wasn’t the spearhead of the dishonesty campaign when she stood before the American people and professed that Congress had to pass Obamacare before we could all understand what was in the bill, her latest declaration about MIT professor Jonathan Gruber doesn’t. What it does evoke is a legitimate question. Is Nancy Pelosi a habitual liar or is she suffering from dementia?

When asked about Johnathan Gruber’s admitting to the overt deception of the American people where the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was concerned, Pelosi responded:

“I don’t know who he is. He didn’t help write our bill…and…so…with all due respect to your question, you have a person who wasn’t writing our bill commenting on what was going on when we were writing the bill…”

Yet, in 2009 when Pelosi and her congressional lemmings were selling the snake oil of Obamacare to the American people, she said:

“Our bill brings down rates…I don’t know if you have seen Jonathan Gruber’s MIT’s analysis of what the comparison is to the status quo, versus what will happen in our bill…”

Let’s set aside for a moment that Ms. Pelosi’s declaration that rates would go down was about as wrong as it gets – pathetically and predictably wrong. Are we to believe that the two juxtaposed statements were simply a slip up; just a malfunction of her gray matter? Again, to sign on to that idea requires a willing suspension of reality.

No, it is more likely – and probable – that Ms. Pelosi is demonstrating the Progressive ethic of “ends justifying the means.” Under that ethic, the truth is relative to the outcome desired. To Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Gruber, President Obama and Valerie Jarrett, just to name the major players, lying to; deceiving, the American people to achieve the passage of Obamacare was a necessary evil. To the Progressives – who, incidentally, believe as Jonathan Gruber does that the overwhelming majority of American people are a dull, slow-witted intellectually challenged under-class in need of their brilliance, wisdom, and superior stewardship, lest we all revert back to the ethos of the Stone Age – it is irrelevant that deception was used to acquire their legislative goal, after all, we are simply too stupid to know what is good for us; what is good for society.

This understood, it is easy to see that Ms. Pelosi’s flip-flop on the Grubster wasn’t about a defective memory, it was about sticking to the Progressive meme, not unlike John Lovitz’s Saturday Night Live character “The Liar.” The only thing missing was the rhetorical punctuation, “Yeah, that’s it. That’s the ticket!”

If Ms. Pelosi were afflicted with dementia rather than Progressivism, I would be sympathetic to her plight. No one can control the ravages of dementia; a tragic and debilitating disease. But she isn’t – to the best of my knowledge – afflicted with dementia, she is afflicted with Progressivism, an ideological malady, and one that a person has to make a conscious decision to foist upon themselves; a malady choke full of arrogance, elitism, condescension and malevolence for your fellow man. I cannot suffer the fools who inflict this malady upon themselves.

As for Ms. Pelosi, the point is moot. Whether it had been dementia rather than Progressivism is irrelevant, both maladies should preclude someone from holding public office. Sadly, not only was Ms. Pelosi re-elected as a US Representative in her congressional district, she was re-elected to party leadership in her chamber.

Do you see how Progressivism rots the brain?

Obama: Just A Footnote In History

On a recent interview on Face The Nation, Obama said “There are times, there’s no doubt about it, where, you know I think we have not been successful in going out there and letting people know what it is that we’re trying to do and why this is the right direction.” Really Obama, really, after six years you are trying to tell us that your policies have not worked because you and your fellow Democrats did a poor selling job?

Well, I have news for Obama, It’s not his poor selling job that has turned America against his policies, it’s because they are failed policies. The truth be known, that after six years of trying to shove every Liberal idea down America’s throat, America is finally saying enough. America has seen Liberalism up close and they do not like what they see, after six years all of his lies and deceit are bubbling up to the surface, which just proves, you cannot build on a foundation of lies.

With the video of Obama-Care architect Jonathan Gruber out there for all Americans to see, the rest of America now knows what many of us have known from the beginning, that Obama-Care was nothing but a scam, just a big transfer of wealth scam to satisfy his Socialist agenda. Gruber said, “They proposed it and that passed, because the American people are too stupid to understand the difference.” This is what the Democratic Party really thinks of the American people, in one way I have to agree with Gruber, a people that votes twice to elect Obama must be stupid, although I must give them a little bit of a  pass, because after all, they cast their vote for lies, not for truth.

The Democratic-Liberal-Progressive agenda is clear, lie to the American people and let big government run their lives, because after all, the American people are too stupid to know what is good for them. I believe we are now 70% Capitalist and 30% Socialist, Obama is trying as hard as he can to make this country 70% Socialist and many people are going along for the ride, not knowing what is in store for them at the end of the ride.

Obama also said, “I think that what you’ll see is a constant effort to improve the way we deliver service to customers…experimenting with ways that I can reach out to Republicans more effectively. Making sure that we’re reaching out and using the private sector more effectively.”

Obama has never offered as much as a finger to the Republicans, let’s face it, he does not want their in-put on anything, he truly believes that he is King of the United States, instead of president. Obama’s only legacy will be that he was the first black president, that is how he will be remembered, Obama-Care will crumble before it can be repealed, once that goes there is nothing else left.

Obama is a president that history will want to forget, a president that did nothing to improve America, but only weakened us at home and in the eyes of the world. Obama’s legacy will become nothing more than a footnote in the history books.

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About My Stubborn Teenager!

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Don’t you feel like you’re dealing with a stubborn teenager every time you hear and see President Obama speak? Even his own party has started to look on him with distain and disgust.

He did nothing (thank God!) to help his party win or keep seats, except raise money! We learned several things in this last election. You really can’t buy votes, and negative ads are no longer effective.

There were several high-profile elections across the country where one candidate was outspent 3, 4, or 5-to-one and yet, the underdog still won. Why? As much as I like to say people aren’t paying attention, the average voter seems to be paying attention enough to be irritated with all those negative ads and mailers that bombard them during election time, and it takes lots of money to do that.

Based on many of the president’s comments this week, he has a real problem grasping reality. I’m wondering if the clowns at MSNBC, CNN, and those other so-called news outlets were drinking the same Kool-Aid he’s been drinking.

They were all dumbfounded at the election outcome. What happened? How could this be? Chris Matthew’s tingle down his leg became a jolt to his cerebral cortex. One or two of the commentators had their medication wear off early, as was the case with Ed Shultz, who admitted this was a vote against Obama’s policies but wouldn’t admit that the people were right about the policies being bad.

The president is like your teenage child who never does anything wrong and never has a bad idea. This week the votes were against policy. His policy. His agenda. He can’t see it. Has your teenager ever come home with a D or F on their test, only to tell you it was the teacher’s fault? They didn’t explain the subject properly. They didn’t give you enough warning about the test. They didn’t word the questions properly. They didn’t give you enough time. Blah blah blah. Not my fault!

That’s what we heard all week. Mr. Obama made many statements like, “Well, only a third of the American populous voted,” insinuating that “the people” hadn’t spoken. Yes, when he wins an election or a Democrat wins an election, no matter how slim the margin or how many come out to vote, its a “mandate” and an affirmation of the work he is doing. But the reverse doesn’t hold up.

This “teenager” has had to stop using phrases like, “the war on women,” “gender inequality,” “they want you back in chains,” and “they want you sick and dead” just to mention a few.

The temper tantrum won’t be tolerated any longer. The American people have spoken. They want the teenager grounded. They want us to take away his keys and put a curfew on him. I hope the new guardians will do exactly that.

When Obama saw the writing on the wall Tuesday evening he asked for a bipartisan meeting that took place last Friday. Most figured it would be a “Hey, you guys won, I don’t want to yell and fight each other over the next two years let’s see what we can agree on and move forward” moment.

But no! That ever stubborn teenager in him would not let go! He let everyone in attendance know that he would fight the fight because the American people were on his side (obviously a very confused man) and he would basically stay the course.

He made the comment several times that Republicans needed to pass legislation that he would be happy with. Huh?! What about passing legislation that will benefit the American people, for the greater good, not for his good? Does he not realize this isn’t a party thing? He is used to going to Pelosi and Reid and saying bring me this bill with these terms in it and they go like good little Borg drones and do as told.

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Same-Sex Marriage: I Warned You This Would Happen

Well, I warned you this would happen, as soon as they legalized same-sex marriage. In  three of my books, America, A Society Gone Wrong, What Kind Of Society Are We Leaving Our Kids and Hey Alan Colmes I Read Your Book, A Republicans Rebuttal, I talked about what would happen to our society because of same-sex marriage, now it’s starting.

Here is a head-line form a recent article in a New York newspaper; NY State blesses “incest” marriage between uncle, niece. The story went on to say, “The states highest court has toppled a cultural taboo, legalizing a degree of incest, at least between an uncle and niece, in a unanimous ruling.”

“While the laws against parent-child and brother-sister marriages are grounded in the almost universal horror with which such marriages are viewed, there is no comparably strong objection to uncle-niece marriages.” the ruling reads.

Once you change the definition of marriage the fabric of society will start to crumble.  Marriage equality; has anyone considered the consequences if a law like that passes? Opening up marriage equality means not only two men or two women, but what about four men getting married or four women? A law like that will have to allow a man to have a harem, why if a man wants ten wives, he must be allowed to have them because that is marriage equality. How about group marriages, a group of twenty people want to get married and live under one roof, which would falls under marriage equality as well.

Don’t you think that there are wackos out there that would love to marry their pets? You wait and see, if this marriage equality thing comes to pass, it won’t be long before some people line up to get married to their dogs or horses, marriage equality right? What about mother and son or father and daughter, brother and sister, marriage equality means just that. Something like this can open up a whole can of worms; there are plenty of wackos at there.

18 state attorneys general voiced their concerns: “Once the natural limits that inhere in the relationship between a man and a woman can no longer sustain the definition of marriage, the conclusion that follows is that any grouping of adults would have an equal claim to marriage,” they wrote. The left’s fierce push for “gay marriage” has nothing to do with “marriage equality” and everything to do with “marriage extinction.” There has to be a definition of marriage, or anything has to be allowed. How true.

Then there is this story. WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH)–“Waterbury Police are investigating after a woman had to confront a naked man at gunpoint while he allegedly performed sexual acts on her pit bull Tuesday morning. The man is believed to be suffering from mental health issues.” Yes, mental issues, it’s called Liberalism. Society is crumbling, there is no doubt about it, in time I am sure that man will marry that dog, I mean we have to have marriage equality, right?

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That Wasn’t A Blitz,That Was A Blountz :D

Hey Congress, You voted for Obamcare,

Now we’re voting you out of there,

We the people have awakened to your tricks,

You voted to let this pass,

Now you’re going to be out on your _ _ _(horn sound rhymes with pass)-___

Ray Stevens, “We the People.” (see link below for this great video by Ray) :D

In a crushing defeat to democrats, republicans took control of both houses since five years ago and the biggest defeat in 65 years thanks to we  the people. Now is not the time to get compliant and celebrate too long and get down to business. They have to be strong, competent and confrontational and show leadership and not this cow towing, compromise and ‘try to be nice so they like us’ crap. They have to come up with a definite plan and stick to it. That plan should include repealing “every word of Obamcare” as Ted Cruz says and securing our borders and fixing the economy.

Obama has run out of people to blame for his incompetence. They’re all under the Obama bus. Let’s hope the GOP actually does something good for the Country! Otherwise, the reverse will happen next election. Joe Biden said if the republicans took over the dems would compromise with them. I really doubt that is going to happen since they haven’t compromised with the house  in five years now.

Obama is seething now and will pull all the stops out to complete his radical agenda of transforming America into a third world country equal to all the other countries in the world. He said he’ll use his pen and phone and rule by executive orders, but the republicans must stop him at every chance to save our beloved country from this fake presidential traitor with fake credentials.

If I were an illegalI I’d be royally teed off at Obama. First he promised them amnesty,then he put it off until right after the elections now he says not until Christmas. The same with healthcare, normally healthcare companies announce their rates by mid October, but Obama put a halt on that  until after the elections so as not to hurt his democrats, but it didn’t help them and now when people see their rates go sky high they will be  hitting the roof.

In an article  appearing on CNN: “ A Republican tide ripped the Senate away from Democrats Tuesday, giving the GOP full control of Congress and the power to pin down President Barack Obama during his last two years in office.

The thumping win upends the balance of power between the White House and Capitol Hill only six years after Obama’s Democrats swept to power and marginalized Republicans in a rush to reform health care, Wall Street and pass a huge stimulus package.

Now, it’s Democrats who will take the back seat on Capitol Hill, relying mostly on the power of the filibuster to stymie Republicans and keep Obama’s legacy i

“For too long, this administration has tried to tell the American people what is good for them and then blame somebody else when their policies didn’t work out,” Mitch McConnell, who is expected to become the next Senate majority leader, said in a victory speech.

In the House, CNN projected the GOP will have at least 246 seats, its largest majority since World War II. Speaker John Boehner, celebrating a widened majority, said he is “humbled by the responsibility the American people have placed with us.”

“But this is not a time for celebration,” he said. “It’s time for government to start getting results and implementing solutions to the challenges facing our country, starting with our still-struggling economy.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has controlled the Senate since 2007, congratulated Republicans on their victory.

“The message from voters is clear: they want us to work together,” Reid said. “I look forward to working with Senator McConnell to get things done for the middle class.”

 Yeah,We’ll see Harry, we’ll see.

Democrats weakest since 1920s…

DEFIANT OBAMA: AMNESTY BY CHRISTMAS!

HURT: America faces most dangerous two years…

REID UNLOADS ON PRESIDENT.

Obama sued for changing Obamacare ..

Ray Stevens – We The People (Live) – YouTube

Obama ‘intentionally delays’ health-insurance rates

RE: The US Senate Race in Kansas

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“Independent” Greg Orman, who has so many Democrat Party operative working on his campaign one expects to see Nancy Pelosi’s name on his campaign headquarters door, has stated that he will caucus with whatever party presents the best ideas.

Mr. Orman’s campaign website states:

“If Greg is elected, there’s a reasonable chance that neither party would have a majority in the US Senate. If that is the case, he will work with the other independent Senators to caucus with the party that is most willing to face our country’s difficult problems head on and advance our problem-solving, non-partisan agenda.”

Therein lays the problem, and a perfect example of: a) how constitutionally illiterate our political class has become; b) how constitutionally illiterate our citizenry has become; and c) why the 17th Amendment is the most damaging action ever executed by the Progressive Left throughout US history.

When the Progressives of the early 20th Century marshaled through the 17th Amendment, they did a great damage to the symbiotic set of checks and balanced that achieved protections for both the individual and the individual states, where the power of the federal government was concerned. Under the guise of putting more control of government into the hands of the people, the Progressives, under Woodrow Wilson, literally destroyed the check and balance that protected state sovereignty and, through that erosion, the sovereignty of the individual.

At its inception, the US Constitution mandated, in Article I, Section 3, that:

“The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof, for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote…”

The appointment of senators by the state legislators thwarted political faction on the floor of the US Senate. With each senator held accountable by their respective state legislatures for their votes, alliances and actions, the onus for political survival for the senatorial class was devotion to the well-being of their home states. The political ideology or factional allegiance of the senator was irrelevant for the most part. If a senator chose political party over the needs of his home state, the state legislature could – and would – simply recall him through an act the State House, replacing the senator with someone who held allegiance to his home state – and the constitution of that home state – above national political faction.

Understanding this original intent that the Framers built into the Constitution, the idea of Obamacare, or suffocating national debt, or an aggressive IRS, EPA or NSA, would never have come to be. The unfunded mandates of Obamacare would have seen the 54 senators from the 27 states that refused to establish ACA health insurance exchanges – and most likely more from states that did – voting against the bill in its infancy because the legislation harms the well-being of the individual states and usurps the authority of most every state’s constitution. So too, the national debt would never have been allowed to accumulate because it passes down to the citizens of individual states. The IRS would be little more than a gaggle of accountants, the EPA would not exist and the NSA wouldn’t be allowed to operate on US soil, if at all.

Simply put, there would be no party politics in the US Senate. It would be an assembly of representatives of each state’s government, tasked specifically and exclusively with the protection of the home state and her constitution. The passage of the 17th Amendment killed that protection and facilitated political faction on a national level to metastasize in the US Senate, something Pres. George Washington warned vehemently about in his Farewell Address.

The 17th Amendment mandates:

“The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote…”

By tricking – and that’s exactly what the Progressives did – the populace into thinking the popular election of their senators gave them more power over government, it literally established the opposite; delivering great power to national political parties and the federal government, while extinguishing an essential check and balance over said political parties and the federal government. The 17th Amendment took power away from the people and the states, and delivered it to the political parties and the federal government.

So, why is the Senatorial Election in Kansas a perfect example of constitutional illiteracy and Progressive manipulation? Would the 17th Amendment have not been passed Mr. Orman wouldn’t need – or aspire – to caucus with any political faction or party. He would, instead, be carrying out the will of the Kansas State Legislature and, through them, the will of the people of his state. There would be no need – or desire – to “caucus” with those of any particular political “flavor” because the well-being of each state is dictated by the needs of each state and her people, not the leaders of any political party.

To wit, imagine that the 17th Amendment had never passed, or that a smart-thinking Congress repealed it. No longer would we see any – any – legislative gridlock; no longer would we amass unrepayable debt; no longer would we see hyper-partisan or ideological pieces of legislation rammed down our throats; no longer would the American people – and her government – be held hostage to politics…no long would the American people be held hostage to politics.

Still think Progressives are on the side of the people? Yeah, neither do I…I haven’t for a very, very long time.

He’s Free! Now What?

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President Obama has stated that he had a pen and a phone and would use it if Congress didn’t act. He insinuates that they do nothing to help the American people. He seems to forget that there are over 380 bipartisan bills sitting on his top lapdog, Harry “Hindlick” Reid’s desk who refuses to bring them to the floor for a vote. Why? If they are truly bad and Reid has control of the Senate, and his minions, then there shouldn’t be an issue. Maybe he can call Reid and knock them lose? Never mind. I know his phone is dead!
The phone has to be dead, because for 214 days he was unable to make a phone call on behalf of Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi to Mexican President Enrique Nieto. He also was not able to get Secretary John Kerry on the phone, nor was he able to reach California Governor Jerry Brown who hosted the Mexican president in California to discuss the issue with either of them. Interestingly, a State Department spokesman said they had visited the Sergeant several times in prison. Apparently, he was too doped up to remember.
At first I thought the president must be working behind the scenes with his staff and team like he did to secure Bowe Bergdahl’s release, right? That had to be it. After all, getting one Marine who made a wrong turn out of a Mexican prison had to be so much easier than releasing 5 terrorists who swore Jihad on Americans in exchange for one potential traitor and deserter, right? Wrong!
I believe President Obama, once again, showed his contempt for our military men and women by completely ignoring Andrew’s issue. Really, how easy would this have been? Obama calls Nieto. “Yo Nieto, help me out here. I need to get a boatload of these Dems re-elected so we can set up some more watering stations in the desert for your people to be able to make it across the border safely, that way they can work and send money home for you to steal it from them. I can’t do that if we don’t win. So send the marine home. Tell them what a great job I and my administration did to negotiate a release and I can almost guarantee open borders for all. Waddaya say?” Sounds easy enough. Or he could have suspended NAFTA with that pen of his until he was released.
All I can figure is that what the president did was to respect another country’s legal system and allow their laws to play out. I guess Mexico doesn’t have an “executive order” clause for Nieto to use whenever he feels like it.
Looking back, it was the “do-nothing” Congress, not the “do-everything-wrong-and-in-secret” Administration that got Andrew released. It was several Republican representatives, including Dana Rohrabacher, Ed Royce, Matt Salmon, and former Governor Bill Richardson who went to Mexico and kept applying pressure to the Mexican Attorney General. The judge didn’t release Andrew. It was the AG who dropped the charges forcing the judge to release Andrew.
One unnamed source said that when the AG was explaining how America should understand that Mexico is a “rule of law” country and allow Mexico’s legal system to run its course, the representative basically responded, “So is America, would you like us to allow our legal system to work as it pertains to illegal immigration?
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