100 Posts…Wow! How did I do that?
This is the 100th Blog I have written concerning political issues…from a very conservative viewpoint. If you keep scrolling down, you can probably read all my posts from the past almost six years. Yes, there were times when I was absent, AWOL from things political, but…I do have a life (I think!!).
I thought after the past election I would just hang it up, as so many others did in disgust. But no, I keep finding things that stir me, that interest me, and things that are so wrong, that show me we are headed the wrong direction. I still feel the need to share these things with my friends across the continent (maybe the world…at least into Europe and South America).
Also…I have a hope and a confidence in my fellow American citizens. I do not believe much of what the press tells us about ourselves, that hope is gone, that the liberal, socialistic leaders and followers are taking over. I think they are stirring a sleeping giant, & hopefully one of these days they will wish they had never awakened us.
My personal job responsibility may make it difficult to continue with the pace I have over the past year or so, but time will tell. So stay tuned, read on, & pass things along. When you find an article or commentary that really tweaks you, pass it on. Let’s keep the stories going. So on this very early Sunday morning, hanks for reading and following along. B.R.
Now for today’s articles and issues…wow, what a mix, and what unmitigated baloney we are finding out there. Well…read on!
Texas Senator Goes on the Attack – Well, well, what do you know? A NYT article about a conservative Senator who is shaking things up. Good for him. Finally, we have found a Senator with some guts & grit.
He has spurred on the fight against Chuck Hagels nomination to be defense secretary as well as shake up the status quo, which he said was the promise he made to the people of Texas when he was elected. Of course the Democrats & many Republicans are horrified he is doing this…of course!
Read the entire NYT article here...
Adm. James Lyons (Ret.) Interview on Growing Benghazi Scandal
Retired Admiral James Lyons is the former Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Pacific fleet, and a man not afraid to tell it like it is. We need more men like Admiral Lyons to stand up to the lies, hypocrisy and political correctness that so dominates our national dialogue today.
The interview took place the day after outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s testimony to Congress, which Adm. Lyons discussed in our interview. It was before outgoing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey testified before Congress, which raised questions about how in-the-loop Obama was during the terrorist attack, which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
This is a rather lengthy interview, but it will give you much more information about what was happening in Benghazi. It also gives much support for the need of a Special Prosecutor to look into the entire Benghazi disaster. Admiral Lyons said, “I think really what has to happen is, the House has to have the courage to appoint a Special Prosecutor. We still don’t even know how Ambassador Stevens died. You’ve not been able to interview any of the people that were rescued from Benghazi. You’ve got to get these people in, put them under oath, and find out the true story of what went on. Nothing else, to me, is acceptable.”
Read the entire interview here… Then copy and paste and pass on to your friends. We really need to keep the pressure on this issue if we are ever to find out what really happened. Yes, Mrs. Clinton, IT DOES MATTER!
Members of Congress Demand Obama Administration Classify Ft. Hood an “Act of Terrorism”
In the wake of an ABC News story detailing claims by victims of the Fort Hood shooting that they have been neglected by the military and ‘betrayed’ by President Obama, the chair of the House Homeland Security Committee has sent a letter to his fellow members of Congress demanding that the Obama administration classify the attack as a terrorist act and provide full benefits to the victims and their families.
“It is time for the administration to recognize the Fort Hood shooting for what it is—an act of terrorism,” wrote Rep. Michael McCaul, R.-Texas, in a letter cosigned by Rep. Frank Wolf, R.-Virginia. “To date, the Department of Defense and the Army classify this attack [as] ‘workplace violence,’ despite mountains of evidence [that] clearly proves the Ft. Hood shooting was an act of terror.”
Finally some members of Congress are beginning to stand up to these bullies.
Congressman Reintroduces Bill to Help Ft. Hood Shooting victims
Rep. John Carter, whose district includes Ft. Hood, announced the reintroduction of the bill in the wake of an ABC News investigation detailing claims by victims that they have been neglected by the military. In a report that aired on “World News with Diane Sawyer” and “Nightline,” former police sergeant Kimberly Munley, who helped stop the Ft. Hood shooting, said she felt “betrayed” by President Obama and that he broke a promise to make sure the victims would be well taken care of.
Read the entire article here…
Gun Manufacturer Tells Them Where to Take It
Gun manufacturing company, Olympic Arms, Inc. has turned down a solicitation to advertise in the FOP Journal, the publication of the National Fraternal Order of Police.
The FOP very strongly supports the most extreme of gun control measures, highlighted by their jumping for joy over the Diane Feinstein proposal.
Olympic Arms issued a statement… with “grievances” listed as their reasons for refusing to advertise with the FOP. They went even farther, saying they will not sell to, advertise with, or generally do business with any other entity supporting gun control, including the federal government. Other firearm manufacturers have also refused to sell to government entities.
Read the entire article here…
Eric Holder: Obama Wants To Decide Who Is ‘Entitled’ To Second Amendment Rights
Attorney General Eric Holder discussed gun violence at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia on Thursday and called last week’s shootings at Price Middle School and Morehouse College both shocking and outrageous and said that they were reminders a pervasive epidemic of gun violence.
While Holder attempted to say the administration was attempting to strike a balance between advocating for tougher gun regulations while preserving the gun rights of citizens, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, he went on to state quite clearly that Barack Obama has asked him to “expand” the criteria of the “wrong people” getting their hands on guns.
Holder went on to talk about our “Second Amendment rights,” but also said we need to find ways to keep guns away from certain people…those with mental health issues, those with felony records, etc. Never mind that Holder’s own DOJ and ATF put nearly 2,500 firearms in the hands of criminal drug cartels in Mexico.
Read the entire article here…
Scary Stuff – DHS Now Armed...with enough ammo for a 24 year-long Iraq War…to use on it’s own citizens?
While leftists, Democrats and media continue to whine about people daring to exercise their second amendment rights and arm themselves, something very scary is going on Obama’s Department of Homeland Security that’s gone un-reported. The DHS has been accumulating massive amounts of ammunition over the past several months. They are now at a point where they have enough ammunition that would be needed to conduct a 24 year long war in Iraq. Is the government is buying the vast amounts of ammo to prepare for the collapse of our financial system and our society as Mark Levin suggested? Obama’s Homeland Security Department has purchased 1.4 billion rounds of ammunition in just the last 6 months!
Something very strange is going on here, and the media as usual is AWOL in reporting on this. I keep seeing reports and articles on this subject. So really, what is going on here? Read the article here...
Voter Fraud Admitted –
“Yes, I voted twice” and “I absolutely voted an absentee ballot for her” (granddaughter), & calls ballots she cast for 3 other people “absolutely legal votes.” Yet she claims, “I did not commit voter fraud.” Hmmm…
In fact, voting twice and for other people is absolutely NOT legal and IS voter fraud – a federal crime in this case.
Can you guess who she voted for? Anyone, anyone? Go here to listen to this poll worker…
From Gary Foss and his weekly “Op Ed” Blog…
Marco Rubio delivered the GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union last night. Did he talk about the contracting economy, rising unemployment, immigration reform, spiraling debt, and what we can do about it? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. And Yes. But thanks to a unique moment of having to take a sip of water while publicly speaking for a long stretch of time, the only thing talking heads are talking about today is Rubio “watering down the Republican message.” Get it? Read the rest here…
Hypocrisy: A Hispanic Republican senator drinks water on TV, and the media demolish him. A Hispanic Democratic senator is accused of having sex with underage prostitutes, and the media ignores it. Read the entire article here…
Like Rubio, Bill Clinton was mulling a presidential run four years in the future when something far worse happened during a speech: He got booed off the stage of the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Somehow we didn’t get TV news replaying that clip over 200 times, as the Daily Caller reports cable news did with Rubio’s “Bottled Watergate.” We didn’t get CNN asking if Clinton’s career was over, as it did with Rubio on Wednesday. “Bias” is not a strong enough word. America’s powerful establishment media are ever-dependable shills…….And like the official press organ of a banana republic, they threaten — on a daily basis — our freedom, bought with blood, to choose our leaders while armed with accurate information. Read more here…
A Perfect Contrast
Andrew Sullivan, in an excellent article, wrote: “Contrast can bring clarity. And I do not think that the two warring political ideologies in America have never been personified, juxtaposed, and as clearly defined as the contrast we witnessed at this week’s National Prayer Breakfast.
“Dr. Benjamin Carson, the famed director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University, was given the unique opportunity to share his beliefs before a distinguished audience, including President Barack Obama. He did not waste the opportunity, and courageously expressed his beliefs with conviction, contrary though they are to those of the president.”
Dr. Carson then went on to explain, very briefly and clearly, the free-market answer to some of the problems we are facing, such as health care and taxes.
This is well worth the read. Find the entire article here…