This post is not to debate the eight years George W. Bush served as President of the United States. I agreed with much of what he tried to do, but also had my disagreements with his policies. Having said that, I have always admired the man as someone who holds the distinction of being President during a terrible time in our history. Very few Presidents have had to deal with the issues he had to face while in office. Given the chance to talk at length with any public figure, past or present, I would choose President Bush, hands down.
Now, we all know how President Obama has handled his years in office. Much of the time he has served in the White House has → Read More
How many more Americans and others will die before Obama gets serious about this plague of evil?
You may have heard the usual litany from those who want us to refrain from acting to counter the ISIS monsters currently on a killing spree in Iraq and Syria. It’s none of our business they say when Christians and Yazidis are slaughtered in a genocidal rampage.
James Wright Foley is the first American to fall victim to this plague of evil. He was beheaded in a gruesome video (WARNING GRAPHIC). I challenge those who say we should not do anything to counter ISIS to watch that video and realize that unless we stop these monsters they will be coming here to the U.S. Notice that the killer → Read More
I have yet to write about the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, for one simple reason. I have not felt like wading into the mud that seems to be getting thicker every day. Even with Missouri National Guard now helping the Missouri Highway Patrol police the area, Monday night was still dangerous on the streets in Ferguson. Dozens were arrested and two people were shot by the protestors. We do not know how this is going to end up, but I believe I can safely say, it will not be good.
Simply put, the situation in Ferguson is a total mess. There is no real reason for it, even if it comes out that the officer had no real reason to shoot → Read More
Not that this will make the slightest difference to those intent on looting, violence or promoting a political agenda!
UPDATE: Attorney General Holder sends 40 FBI Agents to Ferguson to investigate! Meanwhile, in Chicago last weekend 7 were killed and 28 wounded in shootings. No FBI to track down their killers.
UPDATE 2: More than a dozen witnesses support police version of events. Audio of radio caller gives Policeman Darren Wilson version.
UPDATE 3: Democrats erect voter registration booth near Brown Memorial. Tell me this isn’t all about politics!
Autopsy results as well as other information have come out in the past few days that paint a different story from the one being promoted in much of the media. I’ll → Read More
Again this morning, I want to pivot away from Israel, Hamas, and the rest of the world that is in turmoil because of Islamic terrorists. Instead, I want to focus on another of President Obama’s prime achievements. According to him, that is. I would be speaking about ObamaCare. It is the monstrous legislation that only exists because the Democrats rammed it down our throats and Chief Justice John Roberts changed Webster’s Dictionary so he could vote to uphold the tax/penalty. I believe there is ample proof that the bill is a disaster. Nothing in it has worked as designed. From the website down to the tiniest detail, it is a colossal failure. And that’s before it is even fully implemented yet.
There were two main → Read More
At least the Pope understands the grave nature of the crisis and understands the need for concrete action not talk!
As he does in so much else Obama continues to dither on what to do about the unfolding genocide in Iraq. His confused policy of limited air strikes, which even his own Pentagon spokesman admits won’t stop ISIS is an embarrassment.
By contrast Pope Francis speaks with absolute clarity. In a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon concludes:
The violent attacks that are sweeping across Northern Iraq cannot but awaken the consciences of all men and women of goodwill to concrete acts of solidarity by protecting those affected or threatened by violence and assuring the necessary and urgent assistance for the many displaced people → Read More
There will always be questions that beg to be pondered. We could start with two that are similar in comparison. Why does President Obama not make the small effort it would take to use his influence with the Mexican government to free U.S. Marine Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi, who has been sitting in a Mexican jail for almost five months. His plight seems to be on the ignore list for the Obama administration. Nary a word from a President who bragged that we did not leave our people behind when he was espousing the virtues of trading five Taliban prisoners for Bowe Bergdahl. The man is likely a deserter from the United States Army, but President Obama moved a lot of hell and high water to → Read More
He made this mess by pulling all U.S. troops out. He needs to clean it up! Dismissing seriousness of the ISIS threat Obama in January said: “If a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant.” Some jayvee team hunh?
In his Nobel Prize winning six volume memoir of the Second World War, Winston Churchill described the advantages and strengths that were tossed away by the West in a vain hope to preserve peace. Instead they got a war that was beyond any horror they might have imagined:
Here is a line of milestones to disaster. Here is a catalogue of surrenders, at first when all was easy and later when things were harder, to the ever-growing German power. But now → Read More
Would you care to venture a guess about what I find so interesting, possibly even humorous, about the conversation that is constantly going on between liberals and conservatives? While you are pondering that question, I’ll give you a hint. Facts are strange things. They usually pop up on the radar when you least expect them and sometimes, when you least need them to appear. Especially if your side of the conversation is used to playing fast and loose with the facts that supposedly support your argument. Facts are apt to rise up and slap you down, making you and your argument look foolish and inept. If we could only get some of these facts into the light of day, it is entirely possible the American → Read More
Make no mistake, I am proud to be an American. I will apologize for that to no one. I am glad I was born here, in the best, the freest, the safest country in the world. We have been involved in conflicts throughout our history, but there has always been one overriding factor that has always kept us safe. Looking back on our history, I am certain mistakes were made. There were probably conflicts in which we were involved that we should have stayed out of. But no one dared strike us on our homeland, for fear of the terrible reprisal that would surely follow. I call it the big stick philosophy of fear and respect. We have had the strongest and most far-reaching military → Read More
Just when I think I have heard it all, our government comes along and considers something so foolish that I have to stand corrected. It’s not breaking news that our Southern border has been overran with illegal immigrants, from Mexico and all points South. Many of these illegal immigrants are children and they all make the claim they are fleeing violence and therefore, should be considered to be refugees. The Obama administration is likely to give most of them asylum, in spite of his claims to the contrary. That’s bad enough, but a report I read this morning from Red Flag is even more disturbing.
You see, the children and other assorted illegal immigrants are having to make a dangerous trek North, through Mexico and → Read More
Contrast the steely style of a real leader with Obama in the wake of Jetliner shootdown!
According to the New York Times the Obama Administration has clear evidence that Russia supplied the missile system that shot down the Malaysian Airlines flight 17 over Ukraine. Thus far, Obama’s reaction has been to mention the atrocity briefly during a photo op before heading off to fundraisers and a longer statement at a White House press briefing. Where’s the outrage? Where’s the action? Where’s the leadership galvanizing the world to act? AWOL as usual. This crime against humanity reminded me of another such atrocity 30 years before. The Soviets shot down Korean Airlines flight 007 after it went off course on a flight originating from New York bound → Read More
Comment in presidential debate reveals just how out of touch Obama really is!
Remember this from the 2012 presidential debates?
OBAMA: “Governor Romney, I’m glad that you recognize that al-Qaeda is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia, not al-Qaeda.”
Actually, Obama was wrong about that as the Washington Post Fact Checker points out. Romney said Russia was our “no. 1 geopolitical foe.” Not that Obama has taken the threat from Al Queda any more seriously than he has the threat from Russia.
Obama went on to say:“The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.”
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