Monday, April 21, 2014
President Obama met Friday with the National Commander of the American Legion in an effort to halt the Legion’s opposition to illegal immigration and amnesty. The Legion has come out against a plan to allow illegal immigrants to have slots in military organizations actively sought after by U.S. citizens. The proposed immigration rewrite would consist of a small amnesty for younger illegals, or a copy of the Senate’s June 2013 bill which would triple the inflow of legal immigrants and guest workers to 40 million over the next decade. That huge inflow is roughly equal to the number of Americans youths who will join the workforce by 2024 in search of decent jobs.
As of post time, I don’t know the results of that meeting. But I do know that the Administration has been less-than-supportive of American Legion positions in the past and that the I.R.S. has begun audits of each and every one of the 15,000 Legion Posts in the country.
TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. Do you think Kathleen Sebelius will actually run for U.S. Senator in Kansas? (Marty ~ Wenatchee, WA)
A. Yes, I think she might. If they want to keep her out of the state badly enough, they’ll elect her; that's the only reason Harry Reid keeps his job. All this country needs is another anti-American, left-wing liberal in the Senate.
Q. What is Elizabeth Warren, potential Democratic nominee for President, whining about these days? (Olga ~ Wisconsin Rapids, WI)
A. In an election contest last year, she claimed she was “part Indian.” Her bluff was called and she couldn’t prove it. She has written a book in which she whines that she was stunned, hurt and angered by the pushback. That seems to be a typical left-wing liberal response to getting caught in a lie; just check out Barack Obama, for example. We should all go to church and pray for her because; in her condition she cannot help herself. But, be on the alert; she seems to be the epitome of the typical Democratic nominees for President.
Q. There seem to be a lot of reports about triangular shaped UFOs lately. Any idea what they are? (Irving ~ Laredo, TX)
A. They could be a new bomber, one of those “top-secret” projects being developed at Area 51. There are pictures of them, taken near Wichita, Kansas and in Texas. The pictures show the craft with contrails, which indicates to me they are terrestrial, not extra-terrestrial. The E.P.A. requires all extra-terrestrial aircraft to have special modifications to eliminate contrails when flying over the U.S.
“I happen to be privileged enough to be in on the fact that we have been visited on this planet, and the UFO phenomenon is real.” ~ Edgar Mitchell
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Just before the Easter weekend, President Barack Hussein Obama announced that he is delaying any decision on the Keystone Pipeline and is extending “indefinitely” a key review period. Republicans, as well as red-state Democrats who want the proposed Canada-to-Texas pipeline approved, slammed Obama for the delay and even threatened to find ways to go around the president to get the project approved.
The United States needs this energy. Several lengthy studies, including the Department of State and the E.P.A. have concluded that the pipeline should be approved. Our President has once again taken the chicken’s way out, only this time it wasn’t by jumping on Air Force One and heading for a “Vegas campaign speech.” The fact that this so-called President will not act like one is a despicable abrogation of the duty of his office. I challenge him to have the guts to make a decision, one way or the other, before the Easter Bunny eats his lunch.
TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. Do you think they’ve really signed up 8 million people for ObamaCare? (Jeremy ~ Denver, CO)
A. If that figure is correct, it will be the very first correct figure put out by the Obama Administration. ObamaCare has already earned a justifiable reputation as being the most tragic act ever perpetrated by a President against the American public in history.
Q. Peter King can sometimes hit the correct nail on the head and at other times he is totally off base. The WASHINGTON POST and GUARDIAN US just received two of journalism’s top awards for reporting on the Edward Snowden spying information, and King is all over them like glue. Do you think Snowden is a criminal who should be tried for treason? (Eduardo ~ Murray, UT)
A. Sometimes true American patriots come to the plate and risk everything in order to warn the populace about government wrongdoings. Yes, I suppose what he did was in the technical sense illegal; had he not done so, we Americans would be left in the dark, unaware of the fact that our government has been actively violating the law itself via illegal surveillance against American citizens. King’s statements show either his ignorance or his true agenda. Snowden deserves exoneration.
Q. You are confusing me. In one post you indicate that rancher Cliven Bundy’s cows were being slaughtered; in another post, you indicate they were released. What’s true? (Dick ~ St. George, UT)
A. Some cattle, including at least two bulls, were slaughtered and buried in a pit. The rest were released after the BLM decided to end the standoff. Now let me day this: Even if some Court directed the BLM to seize the cattle, or gave direct approval for such seizure, where is the order to render them or kill them? That’s not logical; if any Court gave the authority or direction to BLM to seize the cattle, the order would be to hold them for a certain period of time during which Bundy could “bail” them out, or to sell them and apply the proceeds to Bundy’s “debt.” The butchering action by the BLM was above and beyond the law and the BLM needs to be held accountable for its actions. This is not the bad-guy Bundy story the liberals in charge would have you believe.
“By 2020, North America will be energy independent by taking full advantage of our oil and coal and gas and nuclear and renewables.” ~ Mitt Romney
Friday, April 18, 2014
Harry Reid fanned the flames of confrontation yesterday by claiming that supporters of Cliven Bundy and other ranchers are “domestic terrorists,” and that Bundy has no respect for his country. He claimed that protesters had snipers with guns aimed at BLM agents, but offered no explanation for the initial injection of snipers into the ranch war by the BLM. Nor did he justify the wholesale infusion of heavy-handed and heavily armed BLM and NPS onto the Bundy Ranch at the commencement of the “incident.”
Reasonable men don’t show up by the hundreds with shotguns, rifles, SUV’s and body armor to take on one rancher. Given percolating stories about the involvement of Reid’s son Rory in corporate organizations who want the valley land for the installation of a $6 billion solar plant, I would not be surprised at all if it turns out that Reid himself pressured the BLM into the show of Federal force, or if it turns out he has arranged for Department of Energy funding to make such a project viable. The fact that Reid is coming on like a pit bull in a chicken coop is surely indicative of less than honorable intentions. Cliven Bundy may have his own faults, but they are insignificant when compared to this demonstration of oppressive, ironfisted government power. I presume their next move is to go after each and every protester, seize his/her guns and audit them for tax evasion. And it’s this mindset that keeps us from getting the answers about Benghazi, Fast & Furious and the IRS abuses.
If there are domestic terrorists in this country, they are holed up in the Nation’s Capitol.
TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. Whatever happened to that flotilla of Iranian warships that was headed to our East coast? (Zulu ~ Richmond, CA)
A. They turned around and went back, vowing to send out a different set of ships later. I don’t think they wanted to be that close to the U.S. when confirmation comes that they have a nuclear warhead.
Q. I just found out that they do not currently include the prices of food or medical care in the consumer price index. These costs are major household expenses and are going sky high. Why aren’t those costs included? (Perry ~ Folsom, CA)
A. Because the CPI would go up and people would get tipped off that Obama’s economic policies are not, in fact, improving things in America. Yes, it’s that simple; Obama is manipulating and massaging the statistics.
Q. What’s your opinion about Ukrainian Jews being forced to register or get out of the country? (Jorge ~ Butte, MT)
A. All Jews in the province who are over the age of 16 must register, provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee of about $50 or "else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated." That registration is somewhat akin to Obama and Holder trying to force gun registration in the United States; they don’t want this information just to pass the time of day. It’s ominous and threatening. If there’s another holocaust, what do you think Obama would do about it?
“The sad and horrible conclusion is that no one cared that Jews were being murdered… This is the Jewish lesson of the Holocaust and this is the lesson which Auschwitz taught us.” ~ Ariel Sharon
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Emails recently released show communications between Lois Lerner and the Department of Justice about going after tea parties and political groups. According to a TOWNHALL.COM report, Lerner allegedly wanted to know whether tax-exempt organizations could be criminally prosecuted for lying about political activities.
As little tidbits manage to percolate to the surface, it becomes more and more evident that my position… that this corruption and targeting is running rampant throughout the Obama Administration… is right on the old nail head. It makes me sick. It’s time we all joined Tea Parties. It’s time we all stand behind the Cliven Bundy’s of the country. It’s time to become “Born Again Americans.”
TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. What do you think of Harry Reid’s threat that it’s not over for Cliven Bundy? (Oran ~ Las Vegas, NV
A. You must be new to Nevada. When Harry Reid speaks, you had better listen... or else. The Three Musketeers… Obama, Reid and Pelosi… rule Washington and the rest of the nation with iron fists. Don’t cross them or you will end up in jail, have a disastrous income tax audit or in some other way have your way of life ground up and pounded into the desert dust. If you think I am being sarcastic or facetious, you need to investigate the history of the members this dastardly trio for yourself.
Q. I just read that they processed more background checks for gun purchases in March than any previous month in history. What do you think that portends? (Buck ~ Fresno, CA)
A. More and more Americans are coming to understand that responsible gun ownership not only reduces crime, but also protects us against illegal government activities. They understand that if we don’t like the way the government is treating us now, it could be really ugly if we didn’t have guns. There, take that Mr. Bloomberg and shove it where the sun don’t shine.
Q. How do you feel about those Republicans who are coming out against the Tea Parties? (Rene ~ Des Moines, IA)
A. I think it’s great! Let them all come out of the closet so that we know who the real bleeding-heart-liberal Republicans are. That way, we can make better choices in November.
"Frankly, I don't know what it is about California, but we seem to have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office. I'm not bragging, you understand, but no other state, including Maine, even comes close. When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington, we're Number One. There's no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on 'Macbeth'. The four of them are like jackasses who happen to possess the gift of blab. You don't know if you should condemn them for their stupidity or simply marvel at their ability to form words." ~ Columnist Burt Prelutsky, Los Angeles Times
TODAY’S VIDEO: (Outstanding and appropriate for the week…)
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
During the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, the White House asked, but did not receive, an advance copy of the remarks Ben Carson intended to make as the keynote speaker; Carson told them he hadn’t finished putting it together yet and may speak extemporaneously; the White House evidently wanted to exert some "editorial discretion." Carson went on to make a now famous speech castigating Obama’s leadership while Obama glowered from his seat on the dais. Carson now says he was contacted by the White House and event organizers after the speech and was asked to call Obama and apologize. Carson did not comply.
The arrogance of this administration and of Obama never ceases to amaze me. This is a classic story of why most of us out in the west refer to Obama as being a “prick.”
TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. If other ranchers inn Nevada are paying their grazing fees, why shouldn’t Bundy have to pay his? (Pete ~ Stockton, CA)
A. Just because your neighbors cave in to the government doesn’t mean that you have to. To my knowledge, no Federal judge ordered the BLM to go onto Bundy’s ranch and seize his cattle. That constitutes confiscation without due process of law, period.
Q. I’m actually impressed that Obama decided to make a trip to Ft. Hood for a memorial service last week. (Gini ~ Federal Way, WA)
A. Don’t be. He had already planned to be in Texas for a Democratic Party Fundraiser. By attending the memorial service, he doesn’t have to pay costs for Air Force One on the trip.
Q. When Holder testified before the House last week, he testified that he has a “vast amount of discretion” in deciding what laws to enforce and how to enforce them. A law is a law, dammit, it the only people who can change it are the Congress. How does he get away with saying and doing these things? (Shelly ~ Georgetown, TX)
A. He sits on the right hand of Obama.
“Nothing is more dangerous than a friend without discretion; even a prudent enemy is preferable.” ~ Jean de la Fontaine
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
U.S. Navy officials told a government watchdog the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) fleet is not suited for duty in the Pacific, according to a Bloomberg report. The ship is overweight and lacks the speed, range and electronic warfare capabilities required for today’s operations in the Pacific and might be better suited for the Persian Gulf. The Navy has two such ships, purchased from different contractors, and is scheduled for 30 more.
Wouldn’t you think that with today’s computer hardware and software, the Navy would have known of these design problems before the ships were built? Don’t you suspect that they used the same firm that designed the ObamaCare website? These ships are not cheap. More are already in the construction pipeline. Somebody needs to get their collective heads out of their rear-ends. On the other hand, maybe the BLM can use them when they go back to Bundy’s ranch.
TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. So, the IRS targeted conservative groups and organizations. Nevertheless, they planned to give IRS employees a substantial bonus a few months ago, but held off after a nationwide uproar. Now, they’re saying the bonuses need to be paid in order to improve morale that declined over the illegal targeting? Give me a break. (Xao ~ Los Angeles, CA)
A. The Internal Revenue Service’s new commissioner says that he will pay out millions of dollars in bonuses to agency employees, reversing a decision his predecessor made to save money amid the sequester budget cuts and other belt-tightening last year. The agency remains under fire for targeting tea party groups, but Commissioner John Koskinen said the bonuses are needed to retain and attract good employees in a time of cutbacks. In other words, if you’re a government employee and your agency targets conservatives, you’re going to get a bonus.
Q. I just read a report that the Supreme Court issued a decision about a week ago that a New Mexico photographer has to take wedding pictures of gay couples, even though it is against her religion. Is the Court now saying that the government can interfere with our rights of religious expression? (Frank ~ Orem, UT)
A. That’s exactly what they are saying, and everybody knows the U.S. government trumps even God. Elane Photography co-owner Elaine Huguenin said taking the photos would violate her religious beliefs and that she also has a right of artistic expression under the First Amendment which allows her to choose what pictures to take, or refrain from taking. Obviously, she’s out of her tree, correct?
Q. Will Russia invade Ukraine? If so, what will the U.S. do about it? (Sal ~ Costa Mesa, CA)
A. In order: Yes and nothing. The invasion is written in the wind and has been for months. Obama is going to let Putin do anything he wants. Perhaps that was what he meant back in 2012 before the election when he was overheard saying that he couldn’t comply with Putin’s request, whatever is was, until after the election, when he could do anything he wants.
“I fully support anybody and everybody who is willing to stand up against our over-zealous government these days… even if they’re wrong.” ~ Unknown Scribbler
Monday, April 14, 2014
Three people have been killed at two different Jewish centers in Kansas City, Kansas. At the time of this post, there was no confirmation that this was a hate crime. The shooter, in his 70’s, was caught at a local elementary school not connected with the Jewish centers. The shootings occurred outside of the centers and there is no indication that the shooter knew his victims.
While there was no confirmed evidence at post time, (16:35 PDT Sunday), that the crime was a hate crime, the fact that the two shootings were at different Jewish locations speaks for itself. I surely hope that the authorities jump on this investigation with all four feet. We need to know if this was indeed a hate crime and I suspect that it was. We have long revered the right of people in this country to have their personal lives and viewpoints. This is somewhat akin to the Chairman of Mozilla who lost his job because of his anti-gay stances. So, the killer needs to be condemned and condemned and condemned if his shootings were motivated by his anti-Jewish beliefs.
TODAY’S QUERIES & ANSWERS:
Q. Why are you so in favor of guns when guns bring violence? (Melody ~ Kanab, UT
A. You have it backwards: violence brings fists, knives, explosives, bombs and guns. If you want to cure the so-called “gun problem,” you have to cure the violence first. To be unarmed is to leave you and your family open to harm by the violent among us. If you love your spouse and children, you are negligent unless you are prepared to deal with that violence and to provide protection. Remember that God takes care of those who take care of themselves.
Q. Why would the BLM be so adamant about getting Cliven Bundy and other ranchers out of the Overton-Bunkerville Nevada area? (Obie ~ Logan, UT)
A. At the risk of sending you to what may be inaccurate information in response to your question: http://www.occupycorporatism.com/home/real-truth-behind-bundy-ranch-land-grab-nevada/ I am not familiar with this site, but it makes sense to me. Now, if the scene as staged with all of that government firepower and snipers doesn’t vividly remind you of the Hitler Gestapo, nothing ever will.
Q. What is your reaction to Nancy Pelosi saying that Democrats still “embrace” ObamaCare? (Claude ~ Williams, AZ)
A. May God bless those nice little docile zombie Democrats and their feeble minds.
“I said to myself: where are we living? In the United States of America where you’re innocent until proven guilty, or Nazi Germany with the Gestapo calling?” ~ Tommy Bond