When does a political legacy become Treason? by the Bear

A political legacy as defined by the dictionary as related to government policy-making as distinguished from administration or law.

There is no real monetary value to a political legacy, the real value in it is how History treats one’s accomplishments or none accomplishments.

Certainly the legacy of our Founding Fathers is one of heroic deeds and they accomplished what no other country had ever done before, since the dawn of time, they gave us a Republic based on the Rule of Law and our GOD given rights of mankind.

There has been a debate on the left as to where our rights come from, they do not come from government; just read the first couple of lines of the Declaration of Independence and it states very clearly:

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,…

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when someone says Richard Nixon? Most of us will say “Watergate” and that forever will be the legacy of Richard Nixon.

It is hard for my pea brain to understand the importance of a legacy, because I see it as a narcissistic ego trip because you can’t change what is past post. Obama’s legacy is already cast in stone; he will go down in History as the worst President of the United States ever and he will be forever known as a habitual liar.

So in a desperate attempt to create a favorable ‘legacy’ for Obama and his lapdog, John Kerry, they have caved into the mullahs of Iran (“Death to America”) and have signaled that will give Iran undeterred excess to a Nuclear Bomb. The end result will be a Nuclear arms race in the Middle East and only the future knows where that will lead.

Our system of government of checks and balances requires that any treaty made by the Executive Office requires the approval of Congress. And Obama says he intends to by-pass Congress in this matter, if this is not “Treason”, than what is?

As for for John Kerry’s “legacy”; it was written long ago in Viet Nam. It is one for a phony ‘war hero’ of made up stories of heroism who sided with the enemy of America, who committed treason when he negotiated with the enemy in Paris and his legacy will be one of a coward and traitor.

NO DEAL IS BETTER THAN A BAD DEAL- BiBi

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Obama Admin Threatens U.S. Allies for Disagreeing with Iran Nuke Deal by Adam Kredo

U.S. allies snubbed as administration moves toward nuke deal

LAUSANNE, Switzerland—Efforts by the Obama administration to stem criticism of its diplomacy with Iran have included threats to nations involved in the talks, including U.S. allies, according to Western sources familiar with White House efforts to quell fears it will permit Iran to retain aspects of its nuclear weapons program.

A series of conversations between top American and French officials, including between President Obama and French President Francois Hollande, have seen Americans engage in behavior described as bullying by sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.

The disagreement over France’s cautious position in regard to Iran threatens to erode U.S. relations with Paris, sources said.

Read more at Washington Free Beacon

Lt. General Michael Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, weighs in on ‘Fox News Sunday’

Hillary & Other Ignoramuses By Burt Prelutsky

I believe I understand why Hillary hates the media. It’s because they keep writing the truth about her. Even the NY Times, as left-wing as it is and always has been (let us never forget that Walter Duranty won the 1931 Pulitzer Prize for filing news stories about Joseph Stalin that read like love poems), couldn’t refrain from breaking the news that during the four years she was Secretary of State, she used her personal email and owned her own server.

What she did was illegal, immoral, unethical and probably fattening, but probably no more so than the Clinton Foundation sucking in millions of dollars in foreign bribes while Hillary busied herself sightseeing on the taxpayers’ dime, lying about Benghazi and pushing the reset button with Russia.

When asked about Hillary’s using an unsecured email account, Obama, who had swapped countless communiques with Hillary, claimed he was unaware of the brewing scandal until he read about it in the newspaper. At the same time, the chap who has kept his birth certificate, his school transcript, his travel visas and his early sex life, under lock and key, insists he is as transparent as glass. Maybe, if he happens to be referring to stained glass.

We have had some mediocre presidents and some really lousy ones. But never has the White House been occupied by a person as loathsome as Obama. Not only is he wrong on every single issue, but, by word and deed, constantly displays his contempt for America, its values, its traditions and its Constitution. He tells so many fibs that you can hardly tell if it’s for a specific reason or merely out of habit. The putz lies like a rug, and a Persian one at that.

Still, all Hillary has to do is show up at a convention of Emily’s List, where merely possessing a vagina trumps intelligence, honesty and character, tromp on stage and, in that smugly shrill tone that makes my ears bleed, say, “Don’t you someday want to see a woman be president of the United States?” to elicit a standing ovation.

Well, to be fair, it takes more than having a vagina to make this group climax. It actually has to belong to a left-winger; otherwise it rates no better than one of those damn penises.

Actually, I wouldn’t mind at all having a woman in the Oval Office, so long as she’s in the tradition of Golda Meir or Margaret Thatcher, and not reminiscent of Evita Peron or Imelda Marcos.

The fact that a majority of Americans believe that race relations have only gotten worse since Obama and Eric Holder took over the White House and the Department of Justice is a given. But what is inexcusable is that there are white cops in Ferguson who are so stupid, they send tweets and email to one another in which they express their hatred of all blacks. Racism aside, how damn stupid do you have to be in 2015, when everything is recorded or videoed, to engage in such messaging? And by everything, I mean everything except high security memos sent to or from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

And, taking a page from the lunkheads in Ferguson, we now have a video of University of Oklahoma SAE fraternity members chanting some little ditty about lynching blacks. Who are these morons and who do they think will respond favorably to their disgusting behavior? By all rights, it should be an embarrassment to everyone, whatever their race, but for some perverse reason these louts saw fit to immortalize the occasion with a video camera?

This in no way excuses the fact that young blacks are so screwed up they think it makes sense to take every opportunity to show their hatred of cops by confronting them verbally or physically. Instead of having professional racists like Obama, Holder and Al Sharpton, constantly telling them that they’re victims of white society, it would be a welcome change if they started suggesting that young black males learn to comply with legal orders. I can only assume that the young thugs regard cooperating with cops as an affront to their machismo, but they would do well to acknowledge at some point that the cops belong to a bigger, tougher and better-armed, gang than they do.

Frankly, listening to young blacks, who have been the recipients of everything from Operation Head Start to affirmative action and welfare payments all their lives, going on about being oppressed is getting really tiresome.

Slavery ended 150 years ago. In some parts of the country, Jim Crow laws continued on, but even that ended 50 years ago. That was long before Michael Brown and the phony “hands-up-don’t-shoot” narrative was concocted.

If I were a young black, it would humiliate me that Chinese coolies were not only imported to work laying railroad tracks in the 19th century and then sent to rot in San Francisco ghettos, but that, as recently as 70 years ago, Japanese Americans were uprooted from their homes and farms, and shipped off to concentration camps for the duration of WWII, but look at them now! For the most part, their descendants, instead of basing their lives on past grievances, are productive members of society who never riot, but, instead, get an education, get married, get a job and raise their children in two-parent homes.

Sen. Tom Cotton and 46 other Republicans sent a letter to Iran, letting the Ayatollah Khomeini know that a deal signed by Obama, but lacking the approval of Congress, wouldn’t be binding on the next president. My question is why didn’t 54 Republican senators sign it? Or in other words, why is it that a Democratic majority in the House or Senate means something and that a Republican majority means next to nothing?

But that’s not to be taken as an endorsement of the Democrats. Why didn’t any of those who attended Netanyahu’s historical speech and gave him standing ovations sign the letter? And why, when Obama’s policies have cost their party 14 Senate seats and more than 70 seats in the House over the past three elections, do they insist on keeping their collective lips locked to his royal heinie?

I have no way of knowing if Sen. Robert Menendez’s relationship with Salomon Melgen, a wealthy Florida ophthalmologist, is entirely kosher. In fact, whenever I hear about a politician having a millionaire as his best friend, my antennas go up of their own volition. However, I’d bet more than I can afford to lose that Obama and Holder would not have sicced the Justice Department on Menendez (D-NJ) if he weren’t such a vocal opponent of Obama’s policies regarding Cuba and Iran.

For exhibiting political courage in a venue where courage is as rare as a pork chop in Saudi Arabia , I am hereby willing, even eager, to trade the Democrats three Republicans – say Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and Orrin Hatch – for Menendez and a player to be named later.

Source: Patriot Post

“Murphy’s Law” by Jim Murphy

Hello once again from the Association Of Jingoistic Xenophobic Firearms Owning Fossil Fuel Burning Vast Right Wing Conspiratorial Ammunition Purchasers Of West Texas.

CLUELESS:

CLUELESS – having no hint, trace, indication, evidence, inkling, inference on a particular subject.

Just for the sake of argument, I would submit the three of the most CLUELESS individuals in our country today are: BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA; HILLARY CLINTON; JOHN KERRY, and the order can be shuffled and still be correct.

Let us begin with the President of the United States Barack Hussein Obama who has referred to ISIS/ISIL as “The JV” and who according to him would create no real problems. Then later on, after actions showed that ISIS/ISIL was in fact creating major problems world wide, Barack Hussein Obama took a real hard stance and said that we must take action to “DISRUPT” these ISIS/ISIL Terrorists. But even then he tried to pass off some Radical Muslim attacks against chosen targets as “RANDOM ATTACKS”. And don’t forget that Obama called Benghazi “A Bump In The Road”.

Then we need to look at the alleged Nuclear Deal with IRAN. And of course this involves not only Barack Hussein Obama, but his incompetent Secretary of State John Kerry. When I watch a video of the Iranian Ayatollah making a speech and agreeing with the crowd who was chanting “DEATH TO AMERICA”, I had to wonder if this was the same IRAN that Barack Hussein Obama and John Kerry keep assuring us can be trusted to abide by an agreement regarding the production of a Nuclear Bomb.

So, not looking any further than the activities in the Middle East by ISIS/ISIL as well as actions by IRAN, it is not to difficult to reach the conclusion that both Barack Hussein Obama and John Kerry are CLUELESS…… either that or TRAITORS…….. OR BOTH.

Which brings us to Hillary Clinton. To give an example of just how CLUELESS this satchel ass heifer is, on one video, Hillary was asked what her greatest accomplishment was. Here is her answer:

“My accomplishment as Secretary of State? Well, I’m glad you asked! My proudest accomplishment in which I take the most pride, mostly because of the opposition it faced early on, you know? The remnants of prior situations and mindsets that were too narrowly focused in a manner whereby they may have overlooked the bigger picture and we didn’t do that and I’m proud of that. Very proud. I would sat that’s a major accomplishment.”

Now read that carefully and explain to me just exactly what the accomplishment actually was. The first clue you should get is this; When some politician is asked a specific question and the first thing out of their mouth is…. “I’M GLAD YOU ASKED THAT”, or “THAT IS A VERY GOOD QUESTION”, you need to realize two things:

1) THEY ARE NOT GLAD YOU ASKED THAT QUESTION, IN FACT THEY WISH YOU WOULD BURST INTO FLAMES AND DISAPPEAR.

2) THEY DO NOT THINK YOUR QUESTION WAS A GOOD ONE. IN FACT THEY THINK THIS IS THE WORST POSSIBLE QUESTION YOU COULD ASK.

ALL THEY ARE DOING IS PLAYING FOR TIME IN AN ATTEMPT TO COME UP WITH AN ANSWER THAT THEY CAN SELL TO THE AUDIENCE.

In fact you can almost bank upon their answer to either be a complete lie OR make no sense at all. Which was the case for Ms. Clinton and is pretty much the case for everything she says. Henceforth, she is CLUELESS.

ERA:

ERA – a period of time measured from some important event; a period of time having some special characteristic.

At the present time, I would have to say that we are in THE TECHNOLOGY ERA. I believe we have been in this very era since the desk top personal computer first became a common sight in almost every business and every household. Now, while I enjoy my computer and it enables me to communicate with many others all around the globe as well as puts right at my fingertips sites which will give me information on almost any subject I can think of. I do not have a smart phone or an iPad or an iPhone or a blackberry or any other electronic device. But while I do not play the technology game like most of our young people, when my electricity fails or the cable company has problems, I can still communicate with others by the written word or by actually speaking with them since I also was fortunate enough to have grown up during a time when our electronic devices of today were not available. I guess you could say I was born and grew up in a different era.

I was four years and eight months old when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Several years ago I found and read my Mother’s entries in my Baby Book. And the funny thing is, I actually can remember a bunch of the stuff she made reverence to. I vividly remember that when I was about three years old, my Dad got hurt in the oilfield. We were living in Wortham, Texas at the time. So my Dad was home for a couple of months and spent lots of time with me. He read me stories and taught me games and although I can still recall this, my Mother made record of it in that book. While my Dad was home, which was in about 1940, we played a game called States and Capitols. My Dad would name a state, in no particular order, and I would name the Capitol of that state. Or he would name the Capitol and I would name the state. I was three years old and knew from memory the name of all the 48 states and all of the 48 capitol cities.

My Dad had probably a 10th grade education but realized how important it would be in the future for his child to have a better education. I have never forgotten those years and also by the time I reached the first grade in Houston, Texas I could already read and not only print but write cursive script. Of course I understand that in today’s educational society cursive writing is no longer required and many of the young people today cannot even read this type of writing. A damn sad commentary on our current education system…. and in addition, a great many young people CANNOT NAME YOU THE CAPITOL OF THE STATE IN WHICH THEY RESIDE.

Apparently, we are living in an era at present where the history of our nation and our state of residence no longer has any meaning.

I grew up in my formative years in Houston, Texas from the years 1941 through 1956 when I graduated from High School. One of my real regrets in my life is that I did not do my best in High School. I was too busy having fun. I did well in the subjects in which I was interested and just did enough to make it through the other subjects. I guess I was a bit too selfish during those years to worry about doing harm to myself by not doing my best at all times.

Anyway, the years in which I was growing up in Houston were some of the happiest years of my life. Houston had about 500,000 inhabitants and it was safe to go anywhere at any time of the day or night without fear. The very first time I ever saw the ground covered with snow was when I left the old Houston City Auditorium from viewing the great live show put on by….. SPIKE JONES AND HIS CITY SLICKERS. I had ridden the bus downtown to see the show and I rode the bus home. During this great show, it snowed and covered the ground. I was 10 years old and it was safe to ride from Southwest Houston to downtown Houston and back again after 10 PM. I can’t imagine doing that today. Anyway, that was an era that I shall always remember and be saddened that the young people of today can never experience.

During those times, it seems as if the elected officials at the state and federal levels were a bit more trustworthy than today’s elected vermin. I am sure they did some really underhanded stuff back then but it didn’t even approach the criminal acts of today’s elected slugs. I cannot even imagine people the caliber of Barack Obama, John Kerry, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Al Franken, Jerry Brown and a host of others being elected back during the decade of the 1950s.

PRAYER LIST:

Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil, Joe & Ruth Lucero, Ted Salgado -NM – Ella Dunlop, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Bobby Peiser, Bob Wallman, Maria Tupaz, Bernice Murphy, Don Faubion, Judy Langham, Liz Deguren, Roger Tucker, Charlotte Williams, John Gallemore, Zak Krejci, Debra Blake, Mary Denson, Randy Jones, Don Weaver, Roger Goertz, Billy Williams, Gerry Fincher, Jerry Carpenter, Steve Mida, Sherry Welch – TX – Sr. Delphine Grigas (98) – IL – Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Alan Miller, Debbie McKeown, Violet Fermin, Carlos Fernandez, Hamilton Anderson, Arlene Anderson, Kate Nolan – FL – L.T. Drennan – OK – Lynn Jones – NE – Warren Wetmore – IL – Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban – MD – Charles Latham, Rocky Leonard, Bette Miller, Sheriff Richard Mack – AZ – Kate Powell, Annise Kennedy, Sam Wittstruck (17 yoa) – CA – Pat Holley, Keith Chambers, Nancy Chambers, LANA Athey – CO – Hal Whitmore – DE – Herb Johnston – NY – Lonnie Shoultz – AL – Perry Evans – AR – Jim Pinney, James E. Brady III (2 yrs. old) – OH – Josip & Lela Slivar – ZAGREB, CROATIA – Sister Clarice Carroll (83) – HAITI – Rick Vizzier USNA74, Steve Burich USNA74 -VA – George Rimmer – WA, RET. COL. Pete Mekkelson -WVA
Troy Partain of Stone Mountain, Georgia
Wayne Martin of Blacksburg, Virginia

GySgt. Daniel West, MSgt. (Ret) Randy Morrow , CAPT. Michael Rice, CAPT. Nick Francona, GySgt. James Walker, CAPT. George Zeigler, CAPT. Catherine Schmidt Fiancé of Capt. Zeigler) SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, RCT Graydon J. Phillips, * 1ST LT. Levi English, GySgt. Eric Harmon, Archer Abblitt, Maj. Todd A. O’Brien, MGySgt. ’46 – 82 (Ret) Harvey Weigart – USMC Kenneth Thomas -USCG SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth Chaffon, Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown, TSgt. Rebecca Goodwin, 1st LT. Mandie Yates – USAF – Capt. Brian Kriss – TxANG – Zachary Moore – US NAVAL ACADEMY – Lt. William Jourdan, CDR Robert McLay, Lt. Tommy Brown, Lt. Russell Brown, CAPT. Wayne Putnam (Ret), E5 Matthew J. Blaker, Ensign Ethan English, – US NAVY – Bud Barnett – USNA ’74 – SSgt. Mike Campagna – SPECIAL FORCES – SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball, SSgt. Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens, Scott Hillyer, Jeff Schoonover, CWO2 Mitchell Wittstruck – US ARMY – CWO3 Tim Helton and the 1/230 Air Cav Squadron TNANG – All of the men and women presently serving in the United States Military

John Mallory – DEA – Fr. Joseph M. Peek, Gary and Cindy Hogman, Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.

QUOTES:

“For someone who has spent her entire adult life in politics, including being a Senator and then a Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has nothing to show for all those years — no significant legislation of hers that she got passed in the Senate, and only an unbroken series of international setbacks for the United States during her time as Secretary of State.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“Hosni Mubarak was in charge in Egypt. He posed no threat to American or Western interests in the Middle East or to Christians within Egypt or to Israel. But the Obama administration threw its weight behind the Muslim Brotherhood, which took over and began terrorizing Christians I Egypt and promoting hostility to Israel.”… THOMAS SOWELL

“I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”… WAYNE GRETZKY

“An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!…. Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power…. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us…. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”… PATRICK HENRY

VARMINT LIST:

Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle Obama, George Soros, Joe Biden, Louis Farrakhan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz DNC Chairperson, Leon Panetta, Supreme Court Justices – Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, AND John Roberts, Eric Holder, John McCain R-AZ, Valerie Jarrett, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Lanny Davis, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Chuck Schumer, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Ezekiel Emanuel, Kathleen Sebelius, Bill Richardson, Jay Carney, Susan Rice, Rep. Keith Ellison D-MN, Former Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, COLIN POWELL ( R) , Michael Moore, John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, Former President Jimmy Carter. Al Gore, Chuck Hagel, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Andrew Cuomo Chris Christie R-NJ , Michael Bloomberg, Sheila Jackson Lee D-TX, Susan Collins R-ME, Patrick Leahy, Jeff Flake R-AZ, Eddie Bernice Johnson D-TX, John Boehner R-OH, John Cornyn R-TX, Mitch McConnell R-KY, Mike Huckabee R-AR, Lisa Murkowski R-AK, Robert Menendez NJ, Al Franken MN, Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Patty Murray WA, Henry Waxman CA, Linda Sanchez CA, Maxine Waters CA, State Senator Wendy Davis D-TX, Elijah Cummings D-MD, NY Mayor Bill de Blasio, Lois Lerner, Michael Morrell, Tommy Vietor (National Security Council Spokesman), Karl Rove, Rep. Ann Kuster D-NH, Jen Psaki (State Department), Josh Earnest, Marie Harf(State Department), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), Orin Hatch (R-UT), John Koskinen (IRS COMMISSIONER), Jeh Johnson (Homeland Security Secretary), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Deval Patrick (D-MA), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Jerry Brown (D-CA), John Lewis (D-GA), Michelle Nunn (D-GA), Jay Nixon (D-MO-Gov.), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Julia Pierson, Jonathan Holmes Gruber, Rep. Al Green (D-TX), Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-TX), HOWARD DEAN, Timothy Kaine* (D-VA)

MSNBC, ACLU, Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP, Jesse Jackson, AL SHARPTON, UNITED NATIONS, Jane Fonda, LA RAZA, MOVEON.ORG, PETA, CAIR, BOB COSTAS (NBC), ESPN, The NFL, CNN, The Environmental Protection Agency, Al Jazeera America, Republican National Committee (RNC), NBC, CBS, CNBC, ABC, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Tom Steyer (Progressive Billionaire Opposing Keystone Pipeline), NBA, NHL, NOW (National Organization Of Women), Patricia Ireland, Jesse Ventura, Geraldo Rivera FOX News, Juan Williams FOX News, Bob Beckel FOX News, The Washington Redskins Football Team, James Brown (CBS -NFL Pre-Game). CDC (Center for Disease Control), Bill O’Reilly FOX News, Shepard Smith FOX News, Alan Colmes FOX News, MICHAEL MOORE, Bryant Gumbel

*By Request

MORE STUFF:

This week, a really great football player died at age 89. His name was Charles Philip “Chuck” Bednarik. What was so special about Chuck Bednarik is that he was the last full time two way player in the NFL. (Now for those of you residing in the People’s Republic of San Francisco, this means he played on both offense and defense). Yeah, I know that Deion Sanders played some on offense and defense when he was with the Cowboys but not full time. In the 1960 NFL Championship game, Chuck Bednarik played every play except for two Philadelphia kickoffs……. over 58 minutes. Of course by today’s standards at 6 ft. 3 and weighing 233 pounds he would be light for the offensive line but Bednarik is one of those players who could have played in ANY ERA.

I was watching several programs on NFL Films and a lot of it was from those NFL teams from the 1950s through mid 1960s. On one of the programs they showed a replay of the 1958 NFL Championship Game between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants. I had forgotten just how many Hall of Fame players took part in that game. Of course it was also the FIRST NFL OVERTIME GAME EVER. The Colts won the game by 6 points thanks to a touchdown run by Alan Ameche. I will still contend that the Baltimore Colts wide receiver Raymond Berry is THE BEST WIDE RECEIVER I HAVE EVER SEEN AT ANY LEVEL. He is one who could also have played in any era. On one of the programs one of the retired players said that there were only three running backs he would pay to watch; Jim Brown, Earl Campbell, and Gayle Sayers. Of course Brown was from the late 50s era; Campbell was from the 70s era and Sayers was from the 60s era.

But getting back to Chuck Bednarik, he was one tough dude. He graduated from high school and immediately entered the United States Army Air Force and served as a waist gunner on a B-24 crew. He flew on 30 missions over Germany. After his military service he entered the University of Pennsylvania. His Senior year he won the Maxwell Award and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting. He played on two NFL Championship teams in Philadelphia in 1947 and 1960. I was fortunate to have watched the 1960 game on TV. His jersey number #60 was retired by the Philadelphia Eagles.
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OK. Now let’s hear all of the Liberals/Democrats/Socialists/Marxists fill us in on just how STUPID Ted Cruz is. Of course his very liberal Law Professor at Harvard, Alan Dershowitz, pointed out that as a student in his class at Harvard, Cruz was perhaps the SMARTEST student he had ever taught. But let’s don’t pay any attention to stuff like that. Let us instead keep talking about how stupid Ted Cruz is…. of course what really pissed off the Democrats/Socialists/Marxists was that Senator Ted Cruz made his televised announcement at Liberty University WITHOUT USING NOTES OR A TELEPROMPTER. The Socialists cannot stand anyone who can do something without assistance which is required by Barack Hussein Obama.

As you all know, I have been a fan of Ted Cruz for a good while. And now I know that I have picked the right man to support for the Republican Nominee for President in 2016. Here are a few reasons why I know I am right:

1) Ted Cruz is reviled by the Mainstream Media
2) Ted Cruz is evidently despised by John McCain
3) Ted Cruz has the support of real Conservatives
4) And this is the real capper…………. Karl Rove DOES NOT SUPPORT TED CRUZ nor do the Establishment Republicans.

I guess, what I am saying is that I have NO USE for Karl Rove or the Establishment Republicans or the Mainstream Media or the RNC. Whether or not Senator Cruz can win the nomination is still up in the air but I will support him against the so called “Beltway Republicans”.
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I don’t know a whole bunch about Utah Governor Gary Herbert, but I sure like his style in not messing around when he signed into law allowing a firing squad to be used as means of carrying out the Utah Death Penalty, when injection execution drugs are unavailable. It sure shows that he has the guts to not sit around and whine like many other Governors do when a problem arises. Governor Herbert said that he found the Firing Squad “a little bit gruesome” but that since Utah was a capital punishment state that a back up method had to be in place.

GOOD GUYS:

TREY GOWDY; MIKE LEE; TED CRUZ; ALLEN WEST; JON BOLTON; COL. RALPH PETERS; GEN. JACK KEANE; SCOTT WALKER, DAVID CLARKE, TOM COTTON

SEE Y’ALL NEXT WEEK

JEM

Odds and Ends by the Bear

Cruzzing: Before Ted Cruz could say goodnight to the crowd assembled as he announced that he is running for President in 2016, the attack dogs on the left couldn’t wait to bring up the subject as to where he was born.

The Nationality Act of 1940 also shows that those born either within the United States or outside the United States (the latter being of note to Ted Cruz) to at least one parent who was a United States citizen at the time of that child’s birth allows the conveying of that citizen parent’s United States citizenship to the child.

Mama Cruz was a United States citizen who along with her Cuban husband where working in the oil fields of Canada when Ted Cruz was born. There is no question about whether Ted Cruz is eligible to run in 2016; but I bring this subject up to point out the rank hypocrisy of the left considering all the mystery that surrounds where Obama was born.

Chris Kyle-Deserter

My Twilight Years ~ Clint Eastwood at age 84

As I enjoy my twilight years, I am often struck by the inevitability that the party must end.
There will be a clear, cold morning when there isn’t any “more.” No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat. It seems to me that one of the important things to do before that morning comes, is to let every one of your family and friends know that you care for them by finding simple ways to let them know your heartfelt beliefs and the guiding principles of your life so they can always say, “He was my friend, and I know where he stood.”

So, just in case I’m gone tomorrow, please know this: I voted against that incompetent, lying, flip-flopping, insincere, double-talking, radical socialist, terrorist excusing, bleeding heart, narcissistic, scientific and economic moron currently in the White House!

Participating in a gun buy-back program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.

Regards, Clint
Make my day—Pass it on!

A Bad Idea: Rahm (Mayor of Chicago) wants to rename O’Hare International Airport after Obama.

Read about it here…

SideBear: The best place to name an airport after Obama would be in IRAN International AIRPORT.

Why Moral Values Matter By Alan Caruba

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.”
— John Adams (1735 – 1826), second President of the U.S.A.

It’s hard to consider the success of the book and film “Fifty Shades of Gray” without thinking that America has become morally bankrupt in terms of its views toward sexuality and, of course, in other ways as well.

At about the same time I was thinking this, a recent issue of The Wall Street Journal had an article titled “Unmarried…With Children.”

Let me say up front that, having spent the bulk of my life in the last century, I have been a witness to the changes that have occurred and they portend a society that in many ways is in deep trouble. It is not one in which I would want today’s generation of children to grow up. That said, today’s children are drenched in all manner of information for good or ill that was simply not accessible to earlier generations. Since it reflects the views of popular culture, it often conveys the wrong lessons.

In my youth and up to around the 1960s, some thirty years, the America in which I grew up disapproved of casual sex, abortions, unmarried people living together, pornography, and comparable issues. That has changed.

The article cited the fact that “More than a quarter of births to women of childbearing age—defined here as 15 to 44 years old—in the past five years were cohabiting couples, the highest on record and nearly double the rate from a decade earlier, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 2011 to 2013.”

And here’s a statistic that really caught my attention: “Cohabiting parents now account for a clear majority—59%–of all births outside marriage, according to estimates by Sally Curtin, a CDC demographer. In all, 40% of the 3.93 million births in 2013 were to unmarried women.” Moreover, “It is mostly white and Hispanic couples who are driving the trend, not black couples, experts say.”

“Affluent, highly educated Americans still largely marry before starting families, and single mothers remain more common among the poor.” There was a time when the vast majority of Americans regarded marriage as the bond that had to first exist before a family was started.

There was a time when single motherhood was considered shameful from a moral point of view and understood to be harmful to society in general. According to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, a third of single mothers aren’t working, meaning they are likely to depend on government welfare. Feminists may call this “liberation”, but for those experiencing it, it is called poverty. The median income of working single mothers these days is $23,000 and 44% are never-married moms.

Demography, the study of how a society is composed, looks at the statistics related to age, gender, race, employment, earnings, and other factors may sound like dry stuff, but it reveals where a society is and where it is going.

In a 2012 article by Michael Snyder, “Which is Better—A Society with Loose Sexuality or a Society with Strict Rules for Sexuality?” the author notes that “Today, the percentage of U.S. adults who are married is at an all-time low. According to the Pew Research Center, only 51% of all Americans who are at least 18 years old are currently married at this point. Back in 1960, 72% of all U.S. adults were married.”

The U.S. has the highest divorce rate in the world “by a wide margin” noted Snyder. “What that means is that there are a lot less ‘family units’ than there used to be, and America has become a very lonely place.”

It is also a place which has huge rates of illiteracy. You may not connect literacy, the ability to read, and sexuality, but both relate to the behavior of people. For example, more than 70% of America’s inmates cannot read above the 4th grade level. It means that 75% of Americans who receive food stamps perform at the lowest two levels of literacy, and 90% of high school dropouts are on welfare. One in four children in America grow up without learning how to read.

Now the connection; teenage girls between the ages of 16 to 19 who live at or below the poverty line and have below average literacy skills are six times more likely to have children out of wedlock than girls their age who can read proficiently. These statistics are courtesy of DoSomething.org.

None of the statistics regarding sexuality in America are good for the future of America.

There are other issues that worry my generation. One of them is the legalization of same-sex marriage. The mere use of the word “marriage” to identify such a relationship signals the further destruction of the key element of any healthy society.

From the point of view of health, the legalization of marijuana use is another threat to the welfare of society. There was a reason it was considered dangerous and was illegal. A decade from now we will likely read about the affect it has had on the brains of young people now using it. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, currently 2.7 million Americans age 12 and older meet the clinical criteria for marijuana dependence or addiction.

For those of us old enough to remember an America where the statistics and trends cited here did not exist because public opinion guided people, particularly the young, toward a more cautious and responsible attitude about sex and marriage, what is occurring is troubling to say the least.

Morality may be ignored, but it never ceases to provide the foundation and guidelines for a healthy society.

© Alan Caruba, 2015