“Our system is changing and [Congress] is the one branch that must act if we are to reverse those changes. We are seeing the emergence of a different model of government, a model long-ago rejected by the framers. … A dominant presidency has occurred with very little congressional opposition. Indeed, when President Obama pledged to circumvent Congress, he received rapturous applause from the very body that he was proposing to make practically irrelevant. Now many members are contesting the right of this institution to even be heard in federal court. … This body is moving from self-loathing to self-destruction in a system that is in crisis. The president’s pledge to effectively govern alone is alarming, and what is most alarming is his ability to fulfill that pledge. When a president can govern alone, he can become a government unto himself, which is precisely the danger the framers sought to avoid.”
— Jonathan Turley George Washington University law professor
Greetings once again from Jingoistic Firearms Owning SUV Driving Fossil Fuel Burners Of West Texas.
TRUE – FALSE – QUESTIONS:
Osama Bin Laden is dead ……….. TRUE (I think)
The War On Terror Is Over ………. FALSE
ISIL/ISIS is not Islamic …………………… FALSE (and incredibly stupid as well)
ISIL/ISIS is the JV…………… FALSE (and dangerously stupid)
There is not a SMIDGEN of corruption in my administration ….. ULTRA FALSE (Or as William F. Buckley would have put it FASTIDIOUSLY FALSE)
Benghazi was the result of a video offensive to Muslims …….. CRIMINALLY FALSE
The Border IS MORE SECURE THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN ……. INCREDIBLY FALSE ( OR bald faced LIE)
The U.S. will not have any BOOTS ON THE GROUND in the Middle East……. PREDICTABLY FALSE (If you believe military experts rather than Obama)
And of course I could go on for pages with other statements made either by Barack Hussein Obama OR one of his absolutely incompetent appointees.
And here are a few questions to which I would like an honest answer…. of course expecting HONESTY from a MARXIST REGIME is a bit over the top.
And while I am at it, just exactly what duties will our Military perform in Africa in The Obama Administration’s so called “War Against EBOLA?
And while I am on the subject, why do members of the Obama Administration and spokespersons from same refrain from calling the fight against ISIS/ISIL a war?
And I am sure that most of you have seen a map of the areas in the Middle East which are targets to be taken over by ISIL/ISIS and turned into a huge Islamic State. The areas include parts of Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt… oh and of course ISRAEL. SO, why does the Obama Administration deny the plans for an Islamic State?
And earlier today I heard one report about huge cover ups… particularly in the State Department… regarding a wide range of activities INCLUDING PEDOPHILIA. Apparently the feeling with this Criminal Administration is that if you are on their side, anything goes insofar as conduct and committing acts of criminal behavior. And my question here is, why does the mainstream media look the other way when this administration commits questionable acts?
AND, my final question……. WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO OUR COUNTRY IF HILLARY CLINTON SHOULD BE ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES?
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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 – 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, CAPT. (RET) Charley Plumly – 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
Troy Partain of Stone Mountain, Georgia
Wayne Martin of Blacksburg, Virginia
John Mallory – DEA – Fr. Joseph M. Peek, Gary and Cindy Hogman, Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.
“Those people who say that President Obama has no clear vision and no clear strategy for dealing with the ISIS terrorists in the Middle East may be mistaken. It seems to me that he has a very clear and very consistent strategy. And a vision behind that strategy……………….. First the strategy — which is to get each crisis off the front pages and off television news programs as quickly as he can, in whatever way he can, at the lowest political cost. Calling ISIS a junior varsity months ago accomplished that goal.”… THOMAS SOWELL
“We are currently at a point where we can either kill as many of the ISIS terrorists as possible over there– where they are bunched together and visible against a desert background — or else leave the job half done and have them come over here, where they will be hard to find, and can start beheading Americans in America.”… THOMAS SOWELL
“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.”… PROVERBS 29–2
“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
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 , Michael Moore, John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, Former President Jimmy Carter. Al Gore, Chuck Hagel, Dick Durbin, Andrew 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),
MSNBC, ACLU, Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP, 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)
Well it looks like the NFL and the various teams are once more in the news with the Minnesota Vikings stepping forward to look even more foolish than necessary. Adrian Peterson, their star running back has been indicted by a Montgomery County Grand Jury on child abuse charges for allegedly whipping one of his children with what the original report stated was “A Branch”. Then another report stated that it was “A Limb”. Then another report stated that it was “A Stick” and another report stated that it was “A Switch”.
So, I am not sure exactly what it was but the reports said that it left “Marks” on the child. Once again, I do not know what kinds or the severity of the “Marks”. One of the later reports said that some of the “Marks” were in the child’s groin area, which could certainly make a difference in the severity of the so called by Peterson “Disciplining the child”.
I am equally sure that most of us over the age of 50 have received some type of corporal punishment at the hands of our parents or perhaps at school. I certainly received my share and I was a pretty good little boy…. except when I did stupid stuff. I have been whipped with a switch; belt; rod; razor strap; ruler; hair brush ( this was a favorite of my various aunts) and of course a coach’s paddle. I can recall several times when I had red marks across the back of my legs and across my backside but they went away and I realized that the conduct for which I had received the punishment should not be repeated….at least where they could see me.
But the Minnesota Vikings SUSPENDED Adrian Peterson for last week’s game until he could go to Texas and be booked and make bond. Then the Minnesota Vikings REINSTATED Adrian Peterson after he returned and cleared him to play in next week’s game, with no further action being taken and giving the Criminal Justice System a chance to work. AH, but then the front office of the Minnesota evidently had a change of heart and once again placed Adrian Peterson on some type of PAID SUSPENSION, I can’t remember what they call it, and he is once again not being allowed to play, according to the Vikings front office, to give the Criminal Justice System a chance to work. HEY! I thought that was why he was reinstated.
ANYWAY, the NFL and the Baltimore Ravens and the Minnesota Vikings have all come across like a bunch of candy asses. AND if the truth be known. neither the NFL, nor The Baltimore Ravens, nor the Minnesota Vikings give a damn about Ray Rice’s Wife or Adrian Peterson’s children. They are only interested in how their particular organizations look to the fickle ass public AND how politically correct they will be perceived.
ADDITIONALLY, CBS Pre-Game Host James Brown showed his ignorance and politically correct leanings last Thursday evening when he went on a tear about everything from Women’s Rights to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. According to Brown, poking fun at Obama for “Throwing like a girl”, was totally sexist and I guess that anything mentioning the female gender is, at least in Brown’s opinion, sexist and just shows that there is indeed a “War on Women”.
Well for my money, James Brown, The NFL Commissioner, The Baltimore Raves front office, the Minnesota Vikings front office, Bob Costas, Phil Simms, and Tony Dungy can stick it where the sun don’t shine. Dungy for falling in with the idiotic crowd who are calling for the Washington Redskins to change their team name. I am getting damn near as tired of NFL and NCAA pre-game programs as I am of the silly ass damsels on the sidelines of EVERY televised football game asking some of the dumbest questions known to man. And if you want to talk about something that is totally demeaning to women is by placing one or two token females on the sidelines of every televised games. One of them was asking some NCAA representative a bunch of stupid questions during one of the games last week and the cameras were on them rather than the game………. ENOUGH!!!
Still on the subject of football, I spoke with someone last week who was at a Denver Bronco game and had the opportunity to meet former NFL defensive safety John Lynch. John Lynch played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Denver Broncos. Lynch was a plenty tough defensive who would “Light You Up” on every hit. He was clean but above tough. And to boot appeared to be a really decent guy. This person who met him commented what a gentleman he was and what a really pleasing personality he had. That was the way I had him pictured.
Earlier today, I was at my Chiropractor’s getting my neck adjusted and he and I were discussing football and how much we liked the defensive side and we both agreed on a couple of things. Now I know that everyone is entitled to their own opinion so I am entitled to mine. BUT when I hear one of today’s announcers talk about receivers and about all the receiving records held by Jerry Rice and then they go on to say that those records show that without a doubt, Jerry Rice WAS THE GREATEST RECEIVER EVER IN THE NFL.
Then I have to think back to the 1950’s and 1960’s and even into the 1970’s when the Quarterback was just another backfield guy to be hit like anyone else. And I think back that back during those years, there was NO FIVE YARD CONTACT rule. As long as the ball had not been thrown, a receiver was a target for any defensive player to de-cleat at will. I think back to Raymond Berry and Harlon Hill and Lance Alworth and Fred Biletnikoff and Cliff Branch and Charley Taylor and Bobby Mitchell and Pete Pihos and many others who prior to the ball being thrown had to deal with Hardy Brown, Bob Smith, Pat Fischer, Larry Wilson, Mel Blount, Jack Tatum, Ken Houston, or Night Train Lane giving them a love tap while the quarterback was attempting to stay alive from being hit by The Fearsome Foursome, Doomsday, The Purple Gang, or The Monsters Of The Midway or The Steel Curtain. To me, the records set during those years tell the real story of some great receivers. Now don’t get me wrong, Jerry Rice is one of the best receivers ever…. BUT THE ABSOLUTE BEST? I don’t think so.
Speaking of The Steel Curtain, I watched a program earlier today about the life of Joe Greene who was a member of The Steel Curtain and perhaps the best all around team ever in the NFL. Of course Joe Greene was from Texas and played college ball at North Texas State. It was a very interesting program and of course Joe Greene is the only member left alive from that awesome defensive line during the Steelers Super Bowl wins. When you look back at guys like this, you wonder just what has come over today’s professional athletes. I don’t know whether or not Joe Greene would have been Tweeting or Texting or Facebooking a bunch of crap like today’s athletes do, but I seriously doubt it.
TREY GOWDY; MIKE LEE; TED CRUZ; ALLEN WEST; JON BOLTON; COL. RALPH PETERS; GEN. JACK KEANE
SEE Y’ALL NEXT WEEK
The “silly season” comes about every two years; it starts the day after Labor Day when all the politicians return to Washington D.C. (aka District of Corruption) from their summer hiatus and ends on Election Day; the first Tuesday in November.
The “silly season” is the time when the political establishment begs for votes and campaign contributions whether they need the money or not is immaterial because when they retire from office their campaign war chest becomes their personal property. They all do it; this is the great American way; so to the victory goes the spoils and the losers go home with a pot of gold.
To be a good politician one must have the ability to talk from both sides of your mouth and many of them also speak from a third orifice as my good friend here does.
Their job is to tell the public what they want to hear, and to avoid the monumental problems that the country faces, a jobless economy, a National Debt that has the country on the verge of bankruptcy, wars and conflicts throughout the world; after all who wants to hear bad news.
Thomas Jefferson once said: (and a paraphrase) “The Constitution is the perfect document for establishing a Republic but it has one major flaw in it, it requires men of good faith, character and morals to implement it.” I wonder what Jefferson would think of these bandits that we have in Washington today.
Jefferson had to foresight to see what would be the number one problem with a Republic; it just took longer than anyone thought. It is not my intent to cast every elected official as a rotten apple because there are a few good men/women who put the welfare of the country ahead of their political ambitions; but it is going to take more than a few to put this country on the right track.
The country is overwhelmed with scandals and for every scandal there is obstructionism from the opposite party; because party, power and money comes first before country. We have even got to the point where good people have died in Benghazi to cover up a political mistake. We have allowed the IRS to become an instrument of politics to silence the opposition party and no one ever get punished for the “dog ate my hard drive.”
There is nothing wrong with the Constitution; but when you have a President that refuses to obey the Law of the Land then the natural course that follows is for the political establishment to circumvent the law which results in corruption.
So, once again they will be out in force shaking hands, kissing babies and picking our pockets. But one thing I know for sure; if we soon don’t start getting our fiscal house in order and make the necessary course corrections, the only thing left will be to pick our bones.
There is something almost comically ironic about Barack Obama’s new pose as strategist-in-chief, due to preside over deliberations aimed at producing a coordinated response to the threat of an organization he now insists on defining strictly in terms of its terrorist atrocities. Obama claims that the Islamic State is neither Islamic nor a state but, strictly speaking, a terrorist entity devoid of any other substantive purpose, meaning, or identity. This from the man who hurried to banish all references to war against terrorism from the U.S. government’s handbook of acceptable phrases.
Or is it singularly appropriate that the man who hurried to deny that the war against terrorist entities like ISIS is in fact a war should now be put forward as the global presiding strategist in that war? Of course, the fact that he denied the ongoing reality of the war rather degrades the meaning of the word “strategist,” which refers to the comprehensive thinking characteristic of a general or war leader. In the conceptual absence of war, then, is it accurate to call Obama a strategist? Or does use of the term in this respect encounter the same objection Obama raises against calling ISIS an Islamic state?
Unlike ISIS, however, up to now Obama’s activities as a strategist do not appear to have created any “facts on the ground” that give rise to the temptation to call him by that name. ISIS is in de facto control of certain areas in Syria and Iraq, the sort of control we associate these days with active state power. By contrast, Obama has failed to show or even claim the existence of any strategy for war against ISIS or any other terrorist entity since, officially speaking, no war against terrorism any longer exists.
Indeed, the circumstances of his speech on Wednesday made this embarrassingly clear. People like myself and others have, for instance, called attention to the fact that the failure to secure America’s borders, particularly our southern border, lays us open to infiltration by terrorist entities, acting in cooperation with the cartels that bring illegal drugs into the U.S. On Wednesday, Obama’s DHS chose to highlight this possibility, by confirming that the Islamic State “may be thinking about such a move.”