Get Real … the Special Immigrant VISA program has always been broken!

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I am totally disgusted with all you disingenuous America haters … jumping on the bandwagon and protesting this temporary freeze on immigration from 7 countries with a rich history of hating and murdering Americans. Unfortunately, this list of disingenuous haters now seems to also include Glen Beck and The Blaze, and The Daily Beast!  Is there no journalistic integrity left in the American press at all?  There are a few real facts you need to consider before spreading your lies and spewing your hate!  Okay, maybe that is too harsh … but you could at least check your facts!!

First, the Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) for Iraqi and Afghan Translators that left-wing ex-military groups are now screaming about. That process has always been broken.  It took the Iraqi translator who worked with U.S. Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, who know goes by the name Johnny Walker, five years to get through the process.  Do the math!  President Trump has been in office 11 days!  Pete Hegseth, a former executive director of Vets for Freedom and now Fox New contributor has fought for years to bring Iraqi and Afghan allies of his over under this program.  He has talked to and argued with the State Department and many Senators with no success.  Again, Trump has been in office 11 days!  Did you consider that a review of this process might actually include fixing this Special Immigrant Visa program which has been broken since it was put in place in 2009?  Of course not ….

The State Department stopped processing Iraqi refugees for six months while Barack Obama was President and Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State.  This included Iraqis who had helped U.S. Forces as interpreters and intelligence assets.  This was reported by ABC News in 2013.  ABC News also reported that, as a result of Obama’s BAN ON MUSLIMS, an Iraqi who had aided American troops was murdered before his refugee application could be processed.  This was a direct result of the immigration delay!  Where was your indignant, moral outcry then?

One of the first Iraqi interpreters for the U.S. military detained under Trump’s executive order, Hameed Darweesh, has already been released under an exemption in the order! While certainly not identical, President Trump’s policy is similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months.  The seven countries listed in President Trump’s executive were previously identified by the Obama administration as sources of terror.

If you had any intellectual integrity at all, you would back off and give the man a chance, and see how this plays out.  However, I do understand that expecting intellectual integrity from the kinds of people who march on Washington, D.C. dressed as giant pink vaginas … may be a bit of a stretch!

 

 

 

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Executive Order Limiting Muslim Entry To The U.S.

PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES

 

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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and to protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:

 

     Section 1Purpose.  The visa-issuance process plays a crucial role in detecting individuals with terrorist ties and stopping them from entering the United States.  Perhaps in no instance was that more apparent than the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, when State Department policy prevented consular officers from properly scrutinizing the visa applications of several of the 19 foreign nationals who went on to murder nearly 3,000 Americans.  And while the visa-issuance process was reviewed and amended after the September 11 attacks to better detect would-be terrorists from receiving visas, these measures did not stop attacks by foreign nationals who were admitted to the United States.

 

     Numerous foreign-born individuals have been convicted or implicated in terrorism-related crimes since September 11, 2001, including foreign nationals who entered the United States after receiving visitor, student, or employment visas, or who entered through the United States refugee resettlement program. Deteriorating conditions in certain countries due to war, strife, disaster, and civil unrest increase the likelihood that terrorists will use any means possible to enter the United States.  The United States must be vigilant during the visa-issuance process to ensure that those approved for admission do not intend to harm Americans and that they have no ties to terrorism.

 

     In order to protect Americans, the United States must ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile attitudes toward it and its founding principles.  The United States cannot, and should not, admit those who do not support the Constitution, or those who would place violent ideologies over American law.  In addition, the United States should not admit those who engage in acts of bigotry or hatred (including “honor” killings, other forms of violence against women, or the persecution of those who practice religions different from their own) or those who would oppress Americans of any race, gender, or sexual orientation.

 

     Sec. 2Policy.  It is the policy of the United States to protect its citizens from foreign nationals who intend to commit terrorist attacks in the United States; and to prevent the admission of foreign nationals who intend to exploit United States immigration laws for malevolent purposes.

 

     Sec. 3Suspension of Issuance of Visas and Other Immigration Benefits to Nationals of Countries of Particular Concern

(a)  The Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Director of National Intelligence, shall immediately conduct a review to determine the information needed from any country to adjudicate any visa, admission, or other benefit under the INA (adjudications) in order to determine that the individual seeking the benefit is who the individual claims to be and is not a security or public-safety threat.

     (b)  The Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Director of National Intelligence, shall submit to the President a report on the results of the review described in subsection (a) of this section, including the Secretary of Homeland Security’s determination of the information needed for adjudications and a list of countries that do not provide adequate information, within 30 days of the date of this order.  The Secretary of Homeland Security shall provide a copy of the report to the Secretary of State and the Director of National Intelligence.

     (c)  To temporarily reduce investigative burdens on relevant agencies during the review period described in subsection (a) of this section, to ensure the proper review and maximum utilization of available resources for the screening of foreign nationals, and to ensure that adequate standards are established to prevent infiltration by foreign terrorists or criminals, pursuant to section 212(f) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(f), I hereby proclaim that the immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens from countries referred to in section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12), would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and I hereby suspend entry into the United States, as immigrants and nonimmigrants, of such persons for 90 days from the date of this order (excluding those foreign nationals traveling on diplomatic visas, North Atlantic Treaty Organization visas, C-2 visas for travel to the United Nations, and G-1, G-2, G-3, and G-4 visas).

     (d)  Immediately upon receipt of the report described in subsection (b) of this section regarding the information needed for adjudications, the Secretary of State shall request all foreign governments that do not supply such information to start providing such information regarding their nationals within 60 days of notification.

     (e)  After the 60-day period described in subsection (d) of this section expires, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary of State, shall submit to the President a list of countries recommended for inclusion on a Presidential proclamation that would prohibit the entry of foreign nationals (excluding those foreign nationals traveling on diplomatic visas, North Atlantic Treaty Organization visas, C-2 visas for travel to the United Nations, and G-1, G-2, G-3, and G-4 visas) from countries that do not provide the information requested pursuant to subsection (d) of this section until compliance occurs.

     (f)  At any point after submitting the list described in subsection (e) of this section, the Secretary of State or the Secretary of Homeland Security may submit to the President the names of any additional countries recommended for similar treatment.

     (g)  Notwithstanding a suspension pursuant to subsection (c) of this section or pursuant to a Presidential proclamation described in subsection (e) of this section, the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security may, on a case-by-case basis, and when in the national interest, issue visas or other immigration benefits to nationals of countries for which visas and benefits are otherwise blocked.

     (h)  The Secretaries of State and Homeland Security shall submit to the President a joint report on the progress in implementing this order within 30 days of the date of this order, a second report within 60 days of the date of this order, a third report within 90 days of the date of this order, and a fourth report within 120 days of the date of this order.

 

     Sec. 4Implementing Uniform Screening Standards for All Immigration Programs

(a)  The Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Director of National Intelligence, and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation shall implement a program, as part of the adjudication process for immigration benefits, to identify individuals seeking to enter the United States on a fraudulent basis with the intent to cause harm, or who are at risk of causing harm subsequent to their admission. This program will include the development of a uniform screening standard and procedure, such as in-person interviews; a database of identity documents proffered by applicants to ensure that duplicate documents are not used by multiple applicants; amended application forms that include questions aimed at identifying fraudulent answers and malicious intent; a mechanism to ensure that the applicant is who the applicant claims to be; a process to evaluate the applicant’s likelihood of becoming a positively contributing member of society and the applicant’s ability to make contributions to the national interest; and a mechanism to assess whether or not the applicant has the intent to commit criminal or terrorist acts after entering the United States.

     (b)  The Secretary of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the Secretary of State, the Director of National Intelligence, and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, shall submit to the President an initial report on the progress of this directive within 60 days of the date of this order, a second report within 100 days of the date of this order, and a third report within 200 days of the date of this order.

 

     Sec. 5Realignment of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for Fiscal Year 2017

(a)  The Secretary of State shall suspend the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) for 120 days.  During the 120-day period, the Secretary of State, in conjunction with the Secretary of Homeland Security and in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence, shall review the USRAP application and adjudication process to determine what additional procedures should be taken to ensure that those approved for refugee admission do not pose a threat to the security and welfare of the United States, and shall implement such additional procedures.  Refugee applicants who are already in the USRAP process may be admitted upon the initiation and completion of these revised procedures.  Upon the date that is 120 days after the date of this order, the Secretary of State shall resume USRAP admissions only for nationals of countries for which the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Director of National Intelligence have jointly determined that such additional procedures are adequate to ensure the security and welfare of the United States.

     (b)  Upon the resumption of USRAP admissions, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, is further directed to make changes, to the extent permitted by law, to prioritize refugee claims made by individuals on the basis of religious-based persecution, provided that the religion of the individual is a minority religion in the individual’s country of nationality.  Where necessary and appropriate, the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security shall recommend legislation to the President that would assist with such prioritization.

     (c)  Pursuant to section 212(f) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(f), I hereby proclaim that the entry of nationals of Syria as refugees is detrimental to the interests of the United States and thus suspend any such entry until such time as I have determined that sufficient changes have been made to the USRAP to ensure that admission of Syrian refugees is consistent with the national interest.

     (d)  Pursuant to section 212(f) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182(f), I hereby proclaim that the entry of more than 50,000 refugees in fiscal year 2017 would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and thus suspend any such entry until such time as I determine that additional admissions would be in the national interest.

     (e)  Notwithstanding the temporary suspension imposed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, the Secretaries of State and Homeland Security may jointly determine to admit individuals to the United States as refugees on a case-by-case basis, in their discretion, but only so long as they determine that the admission of such individuals as refugees is in the national interest ― including when the person is a religious minority in his country of nationality facing religious persecution, when admitting the person would enable the United States to conform its conduct to a preexisting international agreement, or when the person is already in transit and denying admission would cause undue hardship ― and it would not pose a risk to the security or welfare of the United States.

     (f)  The Secretary of State shall submit to the President an initial report on the progress of the directive in subsection (b) of this section regarding prioritization of claims made by individuals on the basis of religious-based persecution within 100 days of the date of this order and shall submit a second report within 200 days of the date of this order.

     (g)  It is the policy of the executive branch that, to the extent permitted by law and as practicable, State and local jurisdictions be granted a role in the process of determining the placement or settlement in their jurisdictions of aliens eligible to be admitted to the United States as refugees.  To that end, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall examine existing law to determine the extent to which, consistent with applicable law, State and local jurisdictions may have greater involvement in the process of determining the placement or resettlement of refugees in their jurisdictions, and shall devise a proposal to lawfully promote such involvement.

 

     Sec. 6Rescission of Exercise of Authority Relating to the Terrorism Grounds of InadmissibilityThe Secretaries of State and Homeland Security shall, in consultation with the Attorney General, consider rescinding the exercises of authority in section 212 of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1182, relating to the terrorism grounds of inadmissibility, as well as any related implementing memoranda.

 

     Sec. 7Expedited Completion of the Biometric Entry-Exit Tracking System.

(a)  The Secretary of Homeland Security shall expedite the completion and implementation of a biometric entry-exit tracking system for all travelers to the United States, as recommended by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.

     (b)  The Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit to the President periodic reports on the progress of the directive contained in subsection (a) of this section.  The initial report shall be submitted within 100 days of the date of this order, a second report shall be submitted within 200 days of the date of this order, and a third report shall be submitted within 365 days of the date of this order.  Further, the Secretary shall submit a report every 180 days thereafter until the system is fully deployed and operational.

 

     Sec. 8Visa Interview Security.

(a)  The Secretary of State shall immediately suspend the Visa Interview Waiver Program and ensure compliance with section 222 of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1222, which requires that all individuals seeking a non-immigrant visa undergo an in-person interview, subject to specific statutory exceptions.

     (b)  To the extent permitted by law and subject to the availability of appropriations, the Secretary of State shall immediately expand the Consular Fellows Program, including by substantially increasing the number of Fellows, lengthening or making permanent the period of service, and making language training at the Foreign Service Institute available to Fellows for assignment to posts outside of their area of core linguistic ability, to ensure that non-immigrant visa-interview wait times are not unduly affected.

 

     Sec. 9Visa Validity Reciprocity.  The Secretary of State shall review all nonimmigrant visa reciprocity agreements to ensure that they are, with respect to each visa classification, truly reciprocal insofar as practicable with respect to validity period and fees, as required by sections 221(c) and 281 of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1201(c) and 1351, and other treatment.  If a country does not treat United States nationals seeking nonimmigrant visas in a reciprocal manner, the Secretary of State shall adjust the visa validity period, fee schedule, or other treatment to match the treatment of United States nationals by the foreign country, to the extent practicable.

 

     Sec. 10Transparency and Data Collection

(a)  To be more transparent with the American people, and to more effectively implement policies and practices that serve the national interest, the Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Attorney General, shall, consistent with applicable law and national security, collect and make publicly available within 180 days, and every 180 days thereafter:

     (i)   information regarding the number of foreign nationals in the United States who have been charged with terrorism-related offenses while in the United States; convicted of terrorism-related offenses while in the United States; or removed from the United States based on terrorism-related activity, affiliation, or material support to a terrorism-related organization, or any other national security reasons since the date of this order or the last reporting period, whichever is later;

     (ii)   information regarding the number of foreign nationals in the United States who have been radicalized after entry into the United States and engaged in terrorism-related acts, or who have provided material support to terrorism-related organizations in countries that pose a threat to the United States, since the date of this order or the last reporting period, whichever is later; and

     (iii)  information regarding the number and types of acts of gender-based violence against women, including honor killings, in the United States by foreign nationals, since the date of this order or the last reporting period, whichever is later; and

     (iv)   any other information relevant to public safety and security as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Attorney General, including information on the immigration status of foreign nationals charged with major offenses.

     (b)  The Secretary of State shall, within one year of the date of this order, provide a report on the estimated long-term costs of the USRAP at the Federal, State, and local levels.

 

     Sec. 11General Provisions.

(a)  Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

     (i)   the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

     (ii)  the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

     (b)  This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

     (c)  This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

My New Novel …. due to be released this fall.

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At least one member of JD Cordell’s family has fought in every conflict that the United States has been involved in as far back as the French and Indian War. This included his father, Curtis Cordell, who married the beautiful South Vietnamese woman who saved his life deep in the jungles of Vietnam.

JD grew up to believe that honor, loyalty and a devotion to duty went hand in hand with the skills and compassion he learned from his years of martial arts training. These things molded JD into the man he is and the accomplished Navy SEAL he has become.

While on a dangerous mission, JD’s SEAL team unexpectedly discover a plot being orchestrated by a terrorist mastermind living in Iran, which if successful, could spell disaster for the United States. Receiving a message from an old school friend who now works for the CIA, JD finds himself suddenly catapulted into the center of this sinister plot. When his friend is killed, assassinated by the terrorists, JD finds himself drawn still deeper into the sinister conspiracy. Working to avenge his friend’s death, JD uncovers a trail of treachery and betrayal that reaches from the mountains of Iran to the highest levels of the U.S. Government. Can he prevent a major terrorist strike which has the potential to destroy an entire way of life? JD’s honor will not allow him to simply walk away.

 

I will post chapter previews here in the future!

“Snapback” My A$$!

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An interesting observation:

Remember Obama’s statement that he used to get congress to approve the Iran deal … that the deal had a “snapback” provision that would reinstate all the sanctions if Iran did anything that violated the agreement?  Well guess what … not so much!

Iran, according to both US intelligence agencies and the UN, has violated a whole range of things in the agreement . What does the Obama administration do?  Absolutely nothing!  In fact, the Obama administration viciously fights back against congress when they attempt to impose any sanctions on Iran at all!

In the meantime, Obama goes full speed ahead with giving Iran (the number one sponsor of terror in the world) 100 billion dollars.  That money will pay for attacks on US citizens and interests around the world. We have a President who has put in place a system where U.S. taxpayers fund the terror attacks against themselves.  

How is that for Hope and Change!

How about some non-PC brutal honesty!

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The media has been reporting that the Oregon school shooter’s father has been speaking about the need for stricter gun control measures.  In a recent interview with media, he said (referring to his son),”How on earth could he compile 13 guns?  How can that happen?  They talk about gun laws, they talk about gun control.  Every time something like this happens, they talk about it, and nothing is done.

How about a little brutal TRUTH and HONESTY:

Bobby Jindal, a republican presidential candidate writes:

This killer’s father is now lecturing us on the need for gun control and he says he has no idea how or where his son got the guns.  Of course he doesn’t know.  You know why he doesn’t know?  Because he is not, and never has been in his son’s life.  He’s a complete failure as a father, he should be embarrassed to even show his face in public.  He is the problem here.

If we as a nation are serious about stopping these kinds of horrific crimes, we must address the root causes of the problem … and not simply ban the tool used. Pipe bombs are already illegal and banned but several of these mass killers have used or attempted to use them as well. There were pipe bombs at Columbine!  Cain slew his brother Able with a rock!  Are we going to ban rocks, knives, sticks and sharpened pencils? Our society is devolving into a cesspool of decay.  We truly are seeing the breakdown of the family, the complete abdication of fathers, the devaluation of human life and the glorification of evil.

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The father also …

brags that he has never held a gun in his life and that he had no idea that his son had any guns?  Why didn’t he know? Because he failed to raise his son.  He should be ashamed of himself , and he owes us all an apology.  When he was asked what his relationship was with his son, he said he hadn’t seen him in a while because he lived with his mother.  Case Closed.

We as Americans no longer raise our children.  We just have them.  Far too many “parents” (and I use the term loosely) are not teaching their children about personal responsibility, the value of human life, self-respect, social skills, the greater good.  Other human beings are seen by many of these kids as nothing more than CGI figures in the violent video games they play; video games where other human beings are simply targets for killing … killed by kids doped up on pills to keep them docile in the classroom.  And, when these kids finally act out … those with an agenda rush to blame a tool … an inanimate object.  Much easier than looking at the real problem which is this …. when our culture decays and we rot our children’s minds with garbage … these are the results we reap!

And Obama … he simply jumps behind a podium and politicizes it, seizing on the emotional distress he needs to push toward disarming all law-abiding Americans who do not accept his tyrannical version of hope and change.  Because like Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, Castro and others … Obama knows a disarmed society is a compliant society.

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Defining ‘New Liberalism”

Another comment by Dan Gilbert:

“Classical liberalism” is the term used to designate the ideology advocating private property, an unhampered market economy, the rule of law, constitutional guarantees of freedom of religion and of the press, and international peace based on free trade. Up until around 1900, this ideology was generally known simply as liberalism. The qualifying “classical” is now usually necessary, in English-speaking countries at least (but not, for instance, in France), because liberalism has come to be associated with wide-ranging interferences with private property and the market on behalf of egalitarian goals. This version of liberalism — if such it can still be called — is sometimes designated as “social,” or (erroneously) “modern” or the “new,” liberalism. – Mises Institute.

Today what we have is Statism masquerading as Liberalism.

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And that is exactly what we have!  And, it is no secret why if you just take a look.  You can follow the Obama administration’s agenda and tactics point-by-point simply by picking up a copy of Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky and reading for your selves.  Saul Alinsky was a communist agitator.  His book is both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s political strategy manual.

Indeed, Hillary Clinton was greatly influenced by Saul Alinsky.  She did disagree with some of his methodology and argued that to effect the real change Alinsky advocated, you had to become part of the system and bring it down from within.  This translates into … do whatever it takes to get elected (including lie, cheat and steal),  and once in the system work to bring about its downfall.  Yeah, I know.  It ‘s all a “vast right-wing conspiracy!”  Do you remember that saying we had as young kids … whomever calls someone else a name – is really it.  There is a lot of truth to that childish saying.  Can you name one positive and successful thing accomplished by Hillary Clinton as First Lady, as a senator from New York, or as Secretary of State?  I can’t.  Neither could a panel of liberal voters given that question during a panel discussion.  You can see it here.  But, you can find her at the center of several questionable scandals and possibly illegal actions

Previously unpublished correspondence between Hillary Clinton and the late left-wing organizer Saul Alinsky reveals new details about her true relationship with the controversial Chicago communist activist and shed light on her early ideological development.

Clinton met with Alinsky several times in 1968 while writing a Wellesley college thesis about his theory of community organizing.  Her relationship with Saul Alinsky, and her support for his philosophy, continued for several years after she entered Yale law school in 1969 as demonstrated by two letters Clinton wrote to Alinsky. These letters can be viewed here.

These letters are part of the archives for the Industrial Areas Foundation, a training center for community organizers founded by Alinsky, which are housed at the University of Texas at Austin.  The IAF is also, incidentally, where Obama received his political  “community organizer” training and served as an instructor for a time.

The letters also suggest that Alinsky, who died in 1972, had a deeper influence on Clinton’s early political views than previously known.

Valdosta State University Bans Air Force Veteran for Life

Valdosta State University in Georgia banned for life an Air Force veteran who attempted to prevent desecration of the US Flag. University students had laid the flag on the ground and were walking on it as part of their protest.

The veteran Michelle Manhart, also a former Playboy model, was quoted as saying, “I was just going over there to pick up the flag off the ground. I don’t know what their cause is, but I went to pick it up because it doesn’t deserve to be on the ground.”

Manhart, a former sergeant in the Air Force posed for Playboy Magazine in 2007; posing in uniform, out of uniform and while draped with the American flag. Reprimanded and demoted by the Air Force, Manhart left the military the next year.

PLAYBOY_MILITARYThe university president and the police sided with the student protesters and Manhart was ultimately given a criminal trespass warning which effectively bans her from any university activity for life.

In a statement posted on the college’s website, Valdosta State University President William J. McKinney said the American flag “represents everything that is best about our country” but also said that the demonstrators had a right to do so. “The Supreme Court has held, one of those things is the right to free speech, which includes the right to disrespect even the symbol of our country,” McKinney’s went on to say. “While I firmly disagree with the actions of the protesters, I understand their right to protest.”

While McKinney’s statement is correct, a lifetime ban from any college activity seems more than a bit excessive to me. In fact it is intended to teach a lesson to those who still respect the American flag and what it stands for. It essentially says your values are not wanted on this campus.

I hope people will remember this president’s message and that future donations and attendance at Valdosta State will reflect this state university’s one-sided support for the disrespect of this country, its flag, its values and its veterans … even if that veteran is a former playmate of the month.

Proud Member Of The Right Wing Conspiracy

I was listening to Halloran Hilton Hill on the way to work the other morning and he was asking his audience if they thought America is becoming a divided nation. I was not surprised that many listeners stated they did. I would have to say that America certainly is becoming divided and though it saddens me, it is becoming divided for a good reason.

The fact is that there is a small percentage of the American population (mostly found in New England and in California) that are bound and determined to turn this country into a myopic nanny state patterned after France or Sweden.

They have managed, through lies and deceit, to get their Messiah who descended from the Temple elected by chanting Hope and Change to a mass of Sheeple who were all too willing to drink from the cool aid they offered … as long as Obama promised that he would take from the rich and give to them.

It is enough to make real Americans sick to their stomachs!

America was founded by a group of patriots, who despised such European socialist nonsense and started a country based on the right of the individual to live in freedom, to work hard, and to succeed (or yes, even fail) in whatever endeavor they chose. No one was guaranteed success; they were simply guaranteed the right to try again … and again … and again if needed!

Despite the liberal drive-by media’s snobbish attacks on those “stupid redneck tea baggers,” anyone with a little intelligence can look around and see that socialist and communist states are failing all around the globe. For all their “intelligent airs”, endless money supplied by left-wing radicals like George Soros,  and their lock-down drive-by media control; these liberals really don’t have a clue.  Any middle class American who has had to live on a budget knows that the government can’t borrow its way out of debt, can’t spend its way to economic security, and that the government cannot print enough money to end world poverty! 

And yet, these “elite” left-wingers led by Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and Clinton are pushing America down that same path just as quickly as they can.  Have we already forgotten that the Congress led by Pelosi had an even lower popularity rating than former president George W Bush?  Have we already forgotten that Obama promised to end pork … and go through the budget and proposed new legislation “line by line” to cut wasteful spending! Hell, Congress never even had time to “read” their pork-laden “stimulus” bill.

We have also forgotten Obama stated that he would look out for main street America and end the “Golden Parachutes” for corrupt and/or inept executives leaving failing banks, insurance companies and other federally-aided financial institutions.

We have also already forgotten that Obama stated he supported the 2nd Amendment (of course, many real Americans weren’t even fooled by that bold-faced lie).

The simple fact is that Obama was elected because many Americans voted against John McCain simply because they were mad at the Republicans for trying to out-spend liberal democrats and forgetting their real conservative roots … and Obama made some conservative sounding promises!

Have you noticed how long that lasted? Obama is now shaking hands with Hugo Chavez and apologizing to the world for America’s heinous crime of not being perfect. I am so glad we have Chavez and Castro to show us the right way to go. 

Yes, America is divided.  It is being divided between Americans and European Aristocratic Wannabees!  Thomas Jefferson said that a little periodic revolution is good for a country. I hope he was right, because it looks like we are heading that way.

And yes, I am a proud member of the Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s so-called “Right Wing Conspiracy” because I do own guns, I did serve my country, I believe the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and I believe in the natural, God-given rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.

TEA TIME!

Have you sent a tea bag to your representatives yet?  I was watching Fox News coverage of the Tea Parties across America and was thrilled.  It is about time conservative Americans got angry and spoke out.  It is time to “Draw A Line In The Sand!” 

We simply cannot borrow our way out of debt!  Nor can we spend our way to economic security!  How many households or businesses would survive on that model?  Our government is gleefully mortgaging the future of our great, great grandchildren and busily saddling them with a debt they can never hope to pay.  The government is simply put … out of control! 

And we … my fellow Americans … have lost sight of the fact that they work for US!   We actually are the WE THE PEOPLE!

This is not a Republican issue!  This is not a Democratic issue!   This is a “we want America back” issue.  I am sorry but this country was not founded by socialists, communists, left-wing radicals, or liberal egalitarians.  It was founded by individualists who believed in and fought for the individual’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. 

A few other observations and pet peeves:

Obama Lies, America Cries

The simple truth is that  Obama’s  presidency, while still in its infancy, has already failed in keeping its campaign promises.  I seem to remember Obama’s eloquent campaign speeches in which he stated clearly that there would be no pork in his adminstration and that he would go through each bill “line by line” if needed to cut wasteful spending …. but surprise … surprise;   he supported and helped push through the largest single piece of pork legislation in the nation’s history … one not so cleverly disguised as a “stimulus” bill. 

I have read that  Obama has already committed to spend more tax dollars than all the Presidents from George Washington to George W put together.   But … surely the new liberal democratic leadership should have known that  … if only they had they had time to read the legislation they so swiftly passed … or maybe they just don’t care!

Second Amendment Supporter?

For a president who respects Second Amendment rights, Obama has a strange way of showing it.  After pledging support for the Second Amendment during his campaign, Obama quickly appoints fanatical gun-ban supporter Rahm Emanuel as his Chief of Staff.  Next, he selects former Clintonite and rabid anti-gunner Eric Holder as his attorney general. 

And … we all know where his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, stands.  She should fit in well with the members of the U.N. working hard to take away American’s Second Amendment rights. 

Obama-Speak For Terrorism?

What the heck is this liberal crap?  A terrorist act is no-longer a terrorist act.  It is now a man-caused disaster?  While President Obama makes speeches that compare bankers to suicide bombers, his new Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, claims that the T-word, terrorism, is just too inflammatory and representative of the old-fashioned “politics of fear.”   She prefers a new term: “man-caused disaster.”    I’m sorry!  But … I have to ask … what if the suicide bomber is a female?  Isn’t it sexist to use “man-caused disaster”?

Oh Yeah … and …. the war on terror is now an “overseas contingency operation.”   Sounds like a load of Bravo Sierra to me!!

In addition, according to the recently released report by her Department of Homeland Security, Ms. Napolitano is very concerned about the vast right wing conspiracy to overturn her Messiah’s new govenment of Hope and Change.  You know the one  made up of:  (a) law-abiding American gun owners,  (b) any American veterans returning from the War on Terror (ooops … overseas contingency operation …. my bad), (c) anyone who thinks the Founding Fathers had the right idea, and  (d) everyone and anyone who did not vote for Barack Obama in the last election.

God Bless Australia Again

Wow!   Is there an American version of Australia’s Prime Minister John Howard hiding in the background somewhere?  Please step up!   

Prime Minister Howard says “IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT.”  He is sick and tired of his country worrying about whether they are offending some individual or their culture … especially when that culture harbors and supports terrorists and pirates.   According to John Howard, fundamentalist Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law should simply leave Australia and move to an Islamic state;  or … if they want to stay and live in Australia … they must do so under Australian law.  Wow!   What a concept!

I like it!

Long Time Coming.

It’s been a while since I’ve written anything so I have some stuff to get off my chest, this could be a long one.

Obama Inauguration

Concerning the Elections

In the week or so preceding the inauguration I made up my mind not to complain until Obama did the inevitable, the thing that all politicians do, screw-up. All politicians do it, heck Bushes biggest screw-up in my opinion was the gall darned bailout, so if I’m a cynic for believing that Obama will screw-up, I’ve been called worse.

Despite my promise, the constant gloating of liberals has worn on my already short temper, look you fools, I didn’t gloat when Bush won his second term, even though I voted for him, and still stand by my vote. I would like to receive the same consideration that I extended to you.

Also, while I may not complain, I also think that Obama shouldn’t be hailed as the savior of the world till he actually does something.

From Least I Could Do storyline "The Strike"

Concerning Unions

With the economic woes that we are experiencing and hearing about the bailout of the American Auto Industry then we hear that the American Auto Workers Union wasn’t willing to take a pay cut. I don’t think they get paid as much as people have said, I don’t know how much they make, but I’m pretty sure that they could afford to take a small pay cut to at least help prevent layoffs. Instead we hear that the union has refused to allow a pay cut. Don’t these people realize that they are risking major layoffs so as to save money? Makes me understand why a lot of new factories are being built in Tennessee, and other states that don’t make joining a union mandatory.

To top it off we hear that there maybe legislation coming about that essentially forces unionization. WHY?

For anybody curious about how mandatory unionization works look at Canada. The following is from the forum of a web comic, it is written by the writer of the comic who also writes for a Canadian TV series:

http://forums.leasticoulddo.com/index.php?act=ST&f=2&t=28456

As much as I personally oppose what ‘unions’ have become in today’s day and age, late last year I was pushed to join the Writer’s Guild of Canada. I had no choice, you see, as if I did not, Canadian law dictates that I Would be ineligible to write episodes of the LICD animated series, or the Looking for Group feature film.
Seeing as how I wanted very much to do both those things, I signed up. In exchange for a percentage of my earnings and a registration free, I received a membership card, laminated at Kinko’s apparently, and a pencil (it’s true. They actually sent me a pencil). Oh, and did I mention the health insurance package that I am unable to opt out of, despite the fact that I’m already insured through Blind Ferret?
Since then, I’ve done my best to ignore the WGC, and in turn, I’m thinking the feeling has been fairly mutual. There have been get-togethers, I haven’t gone. Plenty of meetings, I’ve had shows to watch. Votes taking place, I’ve had to stay home and do my hair. You get the idea.
Still, my e-mail (along with the other 1,600 members) is in their database thus I get plenty of updates from our president. The majority (read: all) of them somehow end up in my trash bin (no idea how that happens, really). And yet, an e-mail that came in yesterday caught my attention.
In a nutshell, my guild is appearing before the CRTC on February 17th, urging them to start regulating the internet in Canada, specifically feared towards video content. Their belief is that the ISPs should be paying any creator who creates content for the web. In addition, they have come to the conclusion that Canadian internet users really only want to see Canadian content, therefore we should be restricted on what we can view online.
Essentially, the WGC wants to see New Media function in exactly the same way as traditional media.
As someone who’s been struggling with the television system for the last 3 years, I can tell you very explicitly: it simply doesn’t work. It hampers talent, overpays ‘producers’ while taking money out of the real talent budget and you inevitably end up with a watered down excuse for entertainment.
Why anyone would want to re-create the television industry is beyond me. That makes about as much sense as publishing a new newspaper these days, or putting together a new terrestrial radio station.

Say what you will about the web, and there is much to be said, it breeds innovation. The reason for that is because it’s non-regulated, because an ass like me can produce whatever he likes, however he likes in an effort to entertain others. The majority of the things we try don’t/won’t/shouldn’t work, but if 1 out of every 100 projects works, that’s a success.
You simply can’t do that in the traditional media system. It won’t let you.
So, congratulations to the WGC. Through your ignorance and short sightedness, you’ve managed to actually make me want to involve myself in a union.
Joy.

It makes me sick to think that MY country might go that way.

From Across the Pond

I recently received and email purporting to contain an editorial from the London Daily Mail that takes a look at the Obama victory from the point of view of a British Conservative (I thinks that’s the term I want, if anyone knows a better one let me know) the e-mail is as follows:

The following is a view from England, a country that sees the U.S. more clearly than we can see ourselves. In this instance, the writer of the editorial in the London Daily Mail is looking back down a road England and other European countries have already traveled, and see the Obamaites pushing us down the same route.

An editorial from the London Daily Mail
Obama’s Victory was A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey, the mad racist preacher Jeremiah Wright, the mainstream media who abandoned any sense of objectivity long ago, Europeans who despise America largely because they depend on her, comics who claim to be dangerous and fearless but would not dare attack genuinely powerful special interest groups. A victory for Obama-worshippers every where. A victory for the cult of the cult. A man who has done little with his life but has written about his achievements as if he had found the cure for cancer in between winning a marathon and building a nuclear reactor with his teeth. Victory for style over substance, hyperbole over history, rabble-raising over reality. A victory for Hollywood , the most dysfunctional community in the world. Victory for Streisand, Spielberg, Soros and Sarandon. Victory for those who prefer welfare to will and interference to independence. For those who settle for group thinking and herd mentality rather than those who fight for individual initiative and the right to be out of step with meager political fashion. Victory for a man who is no friend of freedom. He and his people have already stated that media has to be controlled so as to be balanced, without realizing the extraordinary irony within that statement. Like most liberal zealots, the Obama worshippers constantly speak of Fox and Limbaugh, when the vast bulk of television stations and newspapers are drastically liberal and anti-conservative. Senior Democrat Chuck Schumer said that just as pornography should be censored, so should talk radio. In other words, one of the few free and open means of popular expression may well be cornered and beaten by bullies who even in triumph cannot tolerate any criticism and opposition. A victory for those who believe the state is better qualified to raise children than the family, for those who prefer teachers’ unions to teaching and for those who are naively convinced that if the West is sufficiently weak towards its enemies, war and terror will dissolve as quickly as the tears on the face of a leftist celebrity.
A victory for social democracy even after most of Europe has come to the painful conclusion that social democracy leads to mediocrity, failure, unemployment, inflation, higher taxes and economic stagnation. A victory for intrusive lawyers, banal sentimentalists, social extremists and urban snobs.
Congratulations America!

 

I have been unable to verify that this did or did not come from that newspaper, however while perusing their site I did stumble across a couple of editorials that show what some British Conservatives think, I’m not going to repost them but I would recommend reading them as they are very interesting.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1123922/MELANIE-PHILLIPS-Sorry-party-pooper-I-share-swooning-Obama-hysteria.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1117462/MARY-ELLEN-SYNON-Obama-destroy-America-debt–Im-finding-hard-sense-humour.html

http://synonblog.dailymail.co.uk/2009/01/obama-dont-push.html

Celtic Tiger

As a History major in college I had the opportunity to take a class entitled “The History of Modern Ireland” (modern in this sense meant form about 1300 forward with about 2 weeks of back story) as part of the last few weeks of that class we read an article called the “Celtic Tiger” about the incredible growth of the Irish economy during the mid to late 90s, primarily due to its heavy investment in technology and pharmaceuticals, and due to this boom for the first time in the past 300 years Ireland was experiencing and influx of workers, instead of a diaspora, an it was projected to grow more. So it came as a shock to me when I read the following article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1126636/MARY-ELLEN-SYNON-There-IS-country-worse–Ireland-destroyed-obscene-greed–Euro.html and saw that Irelands economy had tanked ,here it is attributed to Ireland’s adoption of the Euro, and to me, the non-economist, the evidence looks compelling.

This is what happens when politicians give away the right to control their own country. This is what the UN wants for the whole world, the UN which is run by a number of nobodies, trying to force their views on the rest of the world.

Michael Steele

On Steele

When I head the other day that the RNC had elected Michael Steele as its chairman I couldn’t help but feel disappointed. I was afraid that they had chosen Mr. Steele to be a liberalizing factor, and to say that “Hey look Republicans aren’t racist.” However after scanning his blueprint for the Republican Party I have to say that I am impressed.

He seems to stand for traditional conservative values and stands against liberalizing the GOP as well for more accountability from its Politicians. He also calls for additional grassroots movements, as well as increased technological measures to spread the message.

The technological measures seem extremely important to me since in the last election Barak Obama came across as very techsavy with his Blackberry and all the talk of texting with the Hollywood celebrities, this makes him seem more modern and more connected to the modern world.  However most impressive is the use by Obama’s campaign of the electronic social mediums, FaceBook and MySpace. He used these very effectively to reach the younger age group of voters, and people who will be able to vote in the next election.

If the Republican Party and Mr. Steele can make up some of this gap I think we will be in a good position in 4 years.

So congratulations Republicans, you’re not just being copycats.

Patton

Stand Up!

Ladies and Gentlemen, standup! Standup and be proud!

While we may not like who is in the White House or what his goals are, remember that you are Americans.

Remember that you still live in the freest country in the world. Remember that.

Whether or not you agree with what your country is doing and saying, never let anyone convince you that it is not great to be an American. Standup and be proud of that. Standup and be Proud that you are an AMERICAN!

Anne Wortham (Center)

Final Thought

As a final thought I just wanted to close with this article that I got in an email, written by a profession that I never thought that I would agree with, a Sociologist.  I took one Sociology class in college and hated it, yet here I am agreeing, more or less with one:

ANNE WORTHAM

Anne Wortham is Associate Professor of Sociology at Illinois State  University and continuing Visiting Scholar at Stanford University ‘s Hoover  Institution. She is a member of the American Sociological Association and the American Philosophical Association.

Dr. Wortham is author of “The Other Side of Racism: A Philosophical Study of Black Race Consciousness” which analyzes how race consciousness is transformed into political strategies and policy issues.

Fellow Americans,
Please know: I am black; I grew up in the segregated South. I did not vote  for Barack Obama; I wrote in Ron Paul’s name as my choice for president.  Most importantly, I am not race conscious. I do not require a black president to know that I am a person of worth, and that life is worth living. I do not require a black president to love the ideal of America .

I cannot join you in your celebration. I feel no elation. There is no smile on my face. I am not jumping with joy. There are no tears of triumph in my eyes. For such emotions and behavior to come from me, I would have to deny all that I know about the requirements of human flourishing and survival – all that I know about the history of the United States of America , all that I know about American race relations, and all that I know about Barack Obama as a politician. I would have to deny the nature of the “change” that Obama asserts has come to America.

Most importantly, I would have to abnegate my certain understanding that you have chosen to sprint do wn the road to serfdom that we have been on for over a century. I would have to pretend that individual liberty has no value for the success of a human life. I would have to evade your rejection of the slender reed of capitalism on which your success and mine depend. I would have to think it somehow rational that 94 percent of the 12 million blacks in this country voted for a man because he looks like> > them (that blacks are permitted to play the race card), and that they were  joined by self-declared “progressive” whites who voted for him because he doesn’t look like them.I would have to wipe my mind clean of all that I know about the kind of people who have advised and taught Barack Obama and will fill posts in his administration – political intellectuals like my former colleagues at the Harvard University ‘s Kennedy School of Government.

I would have to believe that “fairness” is equivalent of justice. I would have to believe that man who asks me to “go forward in a new spirit of service, in a new service of sacrifice” is speaking in my interest. I would have to accept the premise of a man that economic prosperity comes from the “bottom up,” and who arrogantly believes that he can will it into existence by the use of government force. I would have to admire a man who thinks the standard of living of the masses can be improved by destroying the most productive and the generators of wealth.
Finally, Americans, I would have to erase from my consciousness the scene of 125,000 screaming, crying, cheering people in Grant Park, Chicago irrationally chanting “Yes We Can!” Finally, I would have to wipe all memory of all the times I have heard politicians, pundits, journalists, editorialists, bloggers and intellectuals declare that capitalism is dead – and no one, including especially Alan Greenspan, objected to their assumption that the particular version of the anti-capitalistic mentality that they want to replace with their own version of anti-capitalism is anything remotely equivalent to capitalism.

So you have made history, Americans. You and your children have elected a black man to the office of the pr esident of the United States , the wounded giant of the world. The battle between Jo hn Wayne and Jane Fonda is over – and that Fonda won. Eugene McCarthy and George McGovern must be very happy men. Jimmie Carter, too. And the Kennedys have at last gotten their Kennedy look-a-like. The self-righteous welfare statists in the suburbs can feel warm moments of satisfaction for having elected a black person.
So, toast yourselves: 60s countercultural radicals, 80s yuppies and 90s bourgeois bohemians. Toast yourselves, Black America. Shout your glee Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Duke, Stanford, and Berkeley . You have elected not an individual who is qualified to be president, but a black man who, like the pragmatist Franklin Roosevelt, promises to – Do Something! You now have someone who has picked up the baton of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society. But you have also foolishly traded your freedom and mine – what little there is left – for the chance to feel good.
There is nothing in me that can share your happy obliviousness.

Wow!

 

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