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I am an American.

I do not believe God tells me to kill all who do not believe in him.

I am an American.

I do not want my government to take my property, the fruit of my labors in order that it might redistribute it to those too lazy to work.

I am an American.

I want the borders of my country secure, so that those who truly want to be here and truly have something to contribute to my country will be welcome.

I am an American.

I do not wish to meddle in the affairs of other countries, except where it directly threatens the safety and security of my country.

I am an American.

I do not want my government interjecting itself into the affairs of private enterprise.

I am an American.

I do not want my government to tell me how to raise my children, or what to feed them.

I am an American.

I do not want my public schools to preach socialism, Communism, Marxism, totalitarianism or any other “ism” save for American-ism to my children. It is about time that we started recognizing our own culture for a change.

I am an American.

I want my children to be able to pray in school.

I am an American.

I do not want my children to have to pay for the excesses and out of control spending brought about by our current pack of politicians.

I am an American.

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I want my elected leaders to read, understand and follow the Constitution of the United States of America; to the letter.

I am an American.

I do not want to have to pay 4, 5 or more dollars a gallon for gasoline because some government bureaucrat thinks we need to save the planet.

I am an American.

I do not want my evening news program to give me its slant on the news, even if that slant is one I agree with or not. Just report what happens and let me decide what I think.

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I am an American.

I want my elected leaders to be held to a responsible, reasonable, efficient budget because in my everyday life, I can only spend what I bring in, so they should as well.

I am an American.

I do not want my government to tell me that I no longer have the right to bear arms for the safety and security of my home and family.

I am an American.

I want to know that marriage is between one man and one woman. Everything else is a civil union, and those couples should receive the same rights and benefits afforded to married couples.

I am an American.

I believe that when it says our Creator granted us the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, that it should extend to ALL Americans; even unborn babies.

I am an American.

I feel that decisions have consequences and that our country would be vastly improved and better off if everyone had to be responsible for their own decisions.

I am an American.

I believe that you have the right to stand up and say whatever you want. And I believe this because so many before us have sacrificed life and limb to give us all that right.

I am an American.

I also believe that if I think there is something wrong with my government, or elected leaders that I can change that at the ballot box, or through speaking out, or by any number of ways protected to me by the 1st Amendment. I do not wish to use violent means, but I will not surrender the safety and security of my family because a politician says I cannot own a firearm.

I am an American.

I believe that God put me in the greatest country on his green earth, and that I want my children to have better, more and bigger opportunities that I have had.

I am an American – and a damn proud one at that.

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Ten Reasons To Say “NO!” To A Jeb Bush Presidency

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Hat/Tip to Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer at onenationrising.com.

10) He supported the bank bailouts in 2009.
9) He imposes nanny state welfare programs like “Operation Paycheck.”
8) He cautioned the GOP against being “the party of anti-everything” (i.e., following the Constitution) in 2013.
7) He opposes requiring foreigners to learn English, and provided Florida license exams in Spanish free of charge, at taxpayer expense, in 2000.
6) He refuses to make any kind of pledge against tax hikes, and admits that “compromise” on increasing our already crushing tax burden is perfectly fine.
5) He demanded greater race and gender diversity in trial judges (i.e., preferential treatment for everyone but white males), instead of simply prioritizing qualifications and merit (actual equality) in March of 2008.
4) Florida’s budget grew by 27% during Bush’s terms. He proposes a new government program for every problem and demonstrates zero fiscal restraint.
3) He opposes offshore drilling and spends big on environmental conservation projects.
2) He is an enthusiastic supporter of Common Core.
1) He openly advocates rewarding illegal immigrants for breaking into our country.

(see his complete voting record here)

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The Examiner.

Truly a mixed bag at best. I’d ONLY vote for him IF he became the nominee…we CAN NOT have another Democrat- PERIOD. And as bad as Jeb Bush is he is still better than ANY Democrat.

I want:

Ted Cruz

Sarah Palin

Trey Gowdy

Jim DeMint

Mike Pence

Allen West

Scott Walker

Herman Cain

Michele Bachmann

a real, and TRUE CONSERVATIVE.

 -Rev, Larry Wallenmeyer.

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The Federal Debt Is Alive And Kicking

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It has been some time since this topic has been discussed. You see, 2014 has been a year of changed focus. Much of the year has gone by with us focused on the very real threat of Islamic terrorists who seek to do us harm. And on the rest of the Middle East, Israel, Palestine, etc. Ebola has commandeered its fair share of news coverage with the deaths it has caused and even coming to the United States, and rightfully so. All of these are serious issues that need to be discussed. They affect each and every one of us. But in changing the focus of our attention, something has been lost in the shuffle. The federal debt is still alive and kicking.

Oh, how I wish things were different. But as real as the dangers are that are posed by Islam and Ebola, so too is the danger of a federal government that shows no sign of abating its practice of spending and borrowing. In spite of President Obama’s claims to the contrary, federal spending is going up. It was steady around $3.5 trillion from 2009 through 2013. Records for fiscal 2014 show total federal spending to be $3.7 trillion and going up to $3.9 trillion in fiscal 2015. Projections for 2016 show another increase to $4.1 trillion. You can see these charts at US Government Spending.

President Obama and the liberals who like to tout their own policies are fond of claiming they are reducing the deficit. If you look at the numbers shown on the website I linked to, you will find that is true. The federal spending deficit has trended lower. However, the federal debt continues to climb higher and higher. The current federal debt is $17,855,841,077,000. In short form, that is called $17.9 trillion in debt. The projected federal debt for fiscal 2015 is projected to be $18.7 trillion. The amount of spin that is required to make that sound like a good thing is staggering.

The fiscal issues that have been such a major part of the national discussion since the financial crash in 2008 have become little more than background noise. Issues such as the fabricated war on women, homosexual rights, racism, and the discussion over the violence that is Islam have taken center stage. Some of these are legitimate issues, but some are nothing more than fabrications to keep our eyes off the issues that should be considered more important.

Make no mistake about this. When President Obama tells us we are doing better, but just can’t feel it yet, he is doing nothing but throwing up a smoke screen to obscure the issue. The federal debt continues to climb, but our wages are stagnant. The cost of doing any kind of business continues to go up, but the money with which we use to conduct that business is not.

Don’t be fooled into believing the financial stability of America is any better than it has been in the past couple of decades. It is not. Our children and grandchildren are faced with the seemingly insurmountable task of paying down the federal debt to a much more manageable level. If that can continues to be kicked down the road, it will run out of road at some point. What will America do then?

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I am an American

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I am an American.

I do not believe God tells me to kill all who do not believe in him.

I am an American.

I do not want my government to take my property, the fruit of my labors in order that it might redistribute it to those too lazy to work.

I am an American.

I want the borders of my country secure, so that those who truly want to be here and truly have something to contribute to my country will be welcome.

I am an American.

I do not wish to meddle in the affairs of other countries, except where it directly threatens the safety and security of my country.

I am an American.

I do not want my government interjecting itself into the affairs of private enterprise.

I am an American.

I do not want my government to tell me how to raise my children, or what to feed them.

I am an American.

I do not want my public schools to preach socialism, Communism, Marxism, totalitarianism or any other “ism” save for American-ism to my children. It is about time that we started recognizing our own culture for a change.

I am an American.

I want my children to be able to pray in school.

I am an American.

I do not want my children to have to pay for the excesses and out of control spending brought about by our current pack of politicians.

I am an American.

I want my elected leaders to read, understand and follow the Constitution of the United States of America; to the letter.

I am an American.

I do not want to have to pay 4, 5 or more dollars a gallon for gasoline because some government bureaucrat thinks we need to save the planet.

I am an American.

I do not want my evening news program to give me its slant on the news, even if that slant is one I agree with or not. Just report what happens and let me decide what I think.

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I am an American.

I want my elected leaders to be held to a responsible, reasonable, efficient budget because in my everyday life, I can only spend what I bring in, so they should as well.

I am an American.

I do not want my government to tell me that I no longer have the right to bear arms for the safety and security of my home and family.

I am an American.

I want to know that marriage is between one man and one woman. Everything else is a civil union, and those couples should receive the same rights and benefits afforded to married couples.

I am an American.

I believe that when it says our Creator granted us the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, that it should extend to ALL Americans; even unborn babies.

I am an American.

I feel that decisions have consequences and that our country would be vastly improved and better off if everyone had to be responsible for their own decisions.

I am an American.

I believe that you have the right to stand up and say whatever you want. And I believe this because so many before us have sacrificed life and limb to give us all that right.

I am an American.

I also believe that if I think there is something wrong with my government, or elected leaders that I can change that at the ballot box, or through speaking out, or by any number of ways protected to me by the 1st Amendment. I do not wish to use violent means, but I will not surrender the safety and security of my family because a politician says I cannot own a firearm.

I am an American.

I believe that God put me in the greatest country on his green earth, and that I want my children to have better, more and bigger opportunities that I have had.

I am an American – and a damn proud one at that.

 

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America Is No Longer Feared Or Respected

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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 in the world for many years. Our enemies are well aware of that and of the consequences that would result, were they to attack us or our interests. Japan learned that lesson the hard way, after they struck Pearl Harbor.

When the Islamic terrorists struck our country on 9-11, we were made aware of one fact. We were more vulnerable than we believed. To someone who did not care how strong our military was, the fear of reprisal was lacking. They did not care to die for their twisted cause. President Bush set about the task of making sure the reprisal took place and thus, we have been embroiled in Afghanistan and Iraq for a good number of years. Far too long for my taste.

In spite of the first two paragraphs of this post, I do not intend to write so much about the curse of Islamic terror, but rather the direction our country has gone in the past several years. Namely, since President Obama moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. When that happened, he quickly went on a world tour of apology. He tried to tell the world that feared us that we were going to be different from now on. In doing so, he spoke truer words than any of us could have imagined. Not only do our enemies no longer fear us, the friends we have no longer trust us to come to their aid, if it is needed. I would even wonder if they fear us themselves. Certainly, the respect we used to command is no longer there.

This lack of respect and fear is no more present anywhere than it is on our Southern border. We are under attack from the South and we seem incapable of stemming the tide, or even of fighting back with effective tactics.

Fox News – A game warden hit in the head with a rock while trying to seize a raft. Police officers wounded in an hours-long standoff with a gang member wanted for murder. Criminals spewing obscenities and death threats at local cops before asking for – and receiving – medical treatment.

And that was just last week.

A weekly report distributed by a Texas state agency to senior law enforcement officials paints a grim picture of the Mexican border, where authorities regularly confront illegal immigrant gang members and draw automatic gunfire from across the Rio Grande, and where local, state and federal authorities fight a never-ending battle against drug smugglers.

The most recent Border Operations Sector Assessment report compiled by the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Border Security Operations Center, dated July 25 and obtained by FoxNews.com, details local and federal authorities encountering smugglers carrying millions of dollars’ worth of marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamine, some of which was found in vehicles filled with biblical passages and religious items; federal agents being assaulted and shot at; gang members brazenly approaching people in their homes; and ranch workers witnessing men crossing into the U.S. wearing camouflage and carrying long guns and automatic weapons.

“In recent weeks the traffic appears to have slowed slightly, yet assaults on law enforcement have increased. This is a disturbing trend that needs to be addressed,” Chris Cabrera, vice president of the National Border Patrol Union, Rio Grande Valley Sector, told FoxNews.com.

“It is paramount that we get this problem under control. It is evident that we need more agents in the field to address the various threats posed to law enforcement as well as to our nation.”

This is where the respect and fear should come into the equation. If Mexico and the Central American countries from whence most of these illegal immigrants are coming from respected our borders, they would do something about this. Instead, they act as if it is our fault and that we have an obligation to their people to let them across the border. Never mind that they are breaking our laws when they do so. I would point out that Americans can’t even cross into Mexico accidentally without the fear of imprisonment for an unspecified amount of time. I’ve never been able to figure out why this doesn’t go both ways.

If America was still feared, the illegal immigrants coming across our border would not be so willing to come up to the Border Patrol agents, turning themselves in and demanding medical treatment.

If America was still feared, the Border Patrol agents would not have to be taking cover from automatic fire from .50 caliber and other weapons. Given the fact that they are ill-equipped to fight such weapons, our agents had little choice to duck for cover and hope one of the rounds didn’t find its way through said cover. That fact is simply shameful. What should be happening is to utilize the National Guard troops and equipment that Texas Governor Rick Perry has called to the border. Surely they have weapons and equipment that can face, suppress, and defeat the weapons the Border Patrol is facing.

We have a crisis at our Southern border that stems from the White House. I am not naive enough to believe other administrations were not at fault for our lax immigration policies, but it has gotten much worse since President Obama took over. He has made his intentions clear as a bell. He has not and will not enforce our immigration laws. He has enacted a portion of the Dream Act via Executive Order and there is every indication that the many illegal immigrants who have passed across our border since last October are about to receive the same gift. They, along with other would-be illegal immigrants on their way to our border know this. That’s why they are coming.

President Obama and his entire administration has made it clear they have no interest in enforcing our immigration laws. Instead, they are working on giving assurances to groups like La Raza that their concerns will be addressed. In other words, they are more focused on ensuring the safety and well-being of the illegal immigrants than they are on enforcing our laws and providing safety and security to the law-abiding citizens of the United States of America. They are more focused on keeping Daniel Radcliffe from entering America from Canada because of a missing time stamp on his Visa, rather than closing and securing our Southern border. Their priorities clearly leave a lot to be desired.

Would you like to know why America is no longer feared or respected? Look no further than President Barack Obama and the policy initiatives he has enacted since taking office. It seems the only people who should fear him is those of us who are abiding by the law and challenging his authority to openly flaunt the Constitution. Everyone else seems to be safe from harm, especially if they have entered America illegally.

I’m thinking someone needs to carve out a new big stick and start using it.

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Former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair Blames Obama Administration for ISIS

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Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers.

You have to love the British habit of telling it like it is. US politics often times gets so PC that it’s nauseating. In this breath of fresh air, former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair answers charges that had he and George W. Bush not led Britain and America (respectively) into war in Iraq, ISIS would not exist.

But as WeaselZippers points out, he’s essentially correct.

He’s basically on target.

Via Daily Mail:

Tony Blair last night attacked ‘bizarre’ claims that his decision to go to war with Iraq in 2003 caused the current wave of violence in the country – and blamed everyone but himself for the crisis.

The former Prime Minister insisted he was right to topple Saddam Hussein with the US and said things would have been worse if the dictator had not been ousted from power a decade ago.

Mr Blair ended a week-long silence after mounting claims by diplomats and Labour MPs that his and Mr Bush’s handling of the Iraq War sowed the seeds of the attempt by the Al Qaeda-backed ISIS terror group to conquer Iraq.

In a 2,800-word ‘essay’ on the new Middle East conflagration, Mr Blair refused to apologise and argued:
Barack Obama ordered US troops to leave Iraq too soon.

Britain and America must launch renewed military attacks in Iraq and Syria.

Al Qaeda was ‘beaten’ in Iraq thanks to the Blair-Bush war, but the bungling Iraqi government let them back in.

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Obama to claim half million acres today under ‘Monument act’

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Obama to claim half million acres today under ‘Monument act’.

Originally posted on BUNKERVILLE | God, Guns and Guts Comrades!:

We were warned that this was coming. Of all places, the announcement today will give illegals an open pathway on the border with Mexico directly to the U.S. Bundy style, the BLM moves again. Back in 2010, a leaked memo indicated Obama had his eye on 13 million acres. Some larger than Rhode Island and Delaware combined. Much of it rich in gas, oil and other rich minerals.

President Obama on Wednesday will declare a national monument in southern New Mexico, delivering a win for environmentalists but angering ranchers and local law enforcement, who say the land restrictions will end up creating a safe haven for drug cartels to operate within the U.S.

Mr. Obama will declare about 500,000 acres as the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. About half of that land is expected to be set aside as wilderness, meaning it will be closed to vehicles and construction.

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More Trey Gowdy … good stuff!

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You’ve got to take a few minutes (well, almost 15 … a “few” is between 3 and 7) and watch this video. Trey Gowdy is absolutely awesome … Oh, watch at least 8 or 9 minutes of it … he will demonstrate to you the contempt team Obama has for our veterans.

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More Americans Dying Because Of Obama’s Incompetence

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I find it amusing how liberals cannot accept the fact that Obama is hands down the worst president in American history. (I use the term “president” for the sake of argument because he’s a well-known fraud, but what the heck) This guy has had nothing but scandal after scandal. Naturally, all phony scandals. You know, not a word of truth in any of them even though a lot of those “phony” scandals contain body bags with dead Americans in them. The latest one being manifested is a whole bunch of U.S. military veterans who couldn’t get the care needed in a timely manner by various V.A. hospitals died waiting. There were problems going back to the G.W. Bush’s presidency, however we’ve learned that Obama was briefed about it 6 years ago and did nothing, nada, zip, zero, zilch. One fact that should have Barack by the cods is a letter sent to him a year ago by House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Jeff Miller in which said:

Dear Mr. President: I am writing to bring to your attention an alarming pattern of serious and significant patient care issues at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs) across the country. Recent events at the Atlanta, Georgia, VAMC provide a perfect illustration of the management failures, deceptions, and lack of accountability permeating VA’s healthcare system…I believe your direct involvement and leadership is required.

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Now team Obama is lying again and use the “He didn’t know about it. He just found out on the news” line.

No, American military veterans are nothing to Mr. Obama. Regardless of his usual line of crap and the stupid dung that proceeds out of his mouth, his actions or should I say inactions demonstrate the real care he has. He would rather race bait and play golf than even act like a president. I mean we all know the guy is a fraud, but heck man, at least fake it! This guy isn’t just incompetent, he’s a disgrace and an embarrassment.

Cartoon by Bob Gorrell

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Benghazi Documents Point To White House On Misleading Talking Points

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Since October 18, 2012 Judicial Watch has been trying to obtain Benghazi State Department related documents. The lame Congressional hearings of which team Obama has been stonewalling and delaying are in the minds of simple liberals, “evidence” of nothing happened that Obama and company have been covering up. To a liberal, Obama and Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice can outright lie and blame a Youtube video one day and then the next fess-up, admitting the attack at Benghazi was a planned terror attack and it’s no problem. It’s no problem to a liberal that Obama and company lie to them and use them as little “meat puppets.” Anyway, moving along here, Judicial Watch finally obtained some documents and voila, team Obama is exposed as orchestrating a campaign to “reinforce” President Obama and to portray the Benghazi consulate terrorist attack as being “rooted in an Internet video, and not a failure of policy.” Other documents show that State Department officials initially described the incident as an “attack” a possible kidnap attempt.

Via: Judicial Watch

Benghazi Documents Point To White House On Misleading Talking Points

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on April 18, 2014, it obtained 41 new Benghazi-related State Department documents. They include a newly declassified email showing then-White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser Ben Rhodes and other Obama administration public relations officials attempting to orchestrate a campaign to “reinforce” President Obama and to portray the Benghazi consulate terrorist attack as being “rooted in an Internet video, and not a failure of policy.” Other documents show that State Department officials initially described the incident as an “attack” a possible kidnap attempt.

The documents were released Friday as result of a June 21, 2013, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed against the Department of State (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:13-cv-00951)) to gain access to documents about the controversial talking points used by then-UN Ambassador Susan Rice for a series of appearances on television Sunday news programs on September 16, 2012. Judicial Watch had been seeking these documents since October 18, 2012.

The Rhodes email was sent on sent on Friday, September 14, 2012, at 8:09 p.m. with the subject line: “RE: PREP CALL with Susan, Saturday at 4:00 pm ET.” The documents show that the “prep” was for Amb. Rice’s Sunday news show appearances to discuss the Benghazi attack.

The document lists as a “Goal”: “To underscore that these protests are rooted in and Internet video, and not a broader failure or policy.”

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Folks, I look forward to the day Obama and his band of corrupt perverts are carted off to jail where they belong. I look forward to the day that Mr. and Mr. … er … Mrs. Obama’s vacationing days on the backs of the American taxpayers is over. That will be a day of rejoicing. Amen!

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America Has A 1.6% Inflation Rate. Aren’t You Lucky?

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In the Socialist Paradise where I live, inflation (as reported by the government) was 56% last year. This year the projects are for an inflation of 85% or more. But, you, my dear friends, don’t have an inflation problem back there in America, do you? I Googled US Inflation this morning and found this graph:

United States Inflation Rate

Wow! 1.6% inflation last month. I guess those blood-sucking Social Security recipients (like me) won’t being getting any adjustment to their benefits this year. Unfortunately, according to this article, those fixed-income blood-suckers and most everyone else are going to be in for some sticker shock and the grocery store very shortly. (Keep in mind that the government’s reported inflation rate does not take into effect price changes in volatile things like food or gasoline.) Take a look at what is happening to these food commodities so far this year:

Cattle              Hogs               Grains             Milk                Coffee

+28%              +25%              14%                +17%              +67%

Those increases should up in what you pay a the grocery store in April and May.

Why are these food commodity prices on the rise? The article linked above suggest it is due to speculators using the Feds easy money as the cause. I’m not buying that. The Fed’s Zero Interest Rate Policy( ZIRP) has been in effect for nearly five years now and the source the author used for the above table shows that these commodity prices were either flat or falling for all that time until just recently.  It is more likely due to normal supply and demand factors than anything else.

At any rate, your 1.6% inflation rate is about to bite you in the …

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

Original Post:  Asylum Watch

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SHERIFF: FED STRATEGIZE FOR ‘RAID’ ON BUNDY RANCH

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I believe the pause in action concerning the Bundy family and the Feds in Nevada could be a calm before the real storm happens. Anyone familiar with the strong armed tactics of those of team Obama know they ain’t going away. They are simply gearing up, lawyering up and figuring out how to overrun the Bundy family and rip them off for their cattle and land. Now that Harry Reid and the Feds have been caught and embarrassed, they’re not going to just go away. This only gives them more reason to squash the Bundys.

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Via: WND
SHERIFF: FED STRATEGIZE FOR ‘RAID’ ON RANCH
Warning follows threat from Harry Reid that grazing dispute ‘not over’

The executive director of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association says his sources inside the federal government warn that Washington’s weekend retreat in a dispute over grazing land in Nevada was only a move to distract attention and diffuse tensions, because a raid on the family’s ranch still is planned.

And there probably would be violence involved, said Richard Mack, the former sheriff of Graham County, Ariz.

“I don’t think it would be possible” to launch a raid without violence, he told WND Monday. “I don’t think the Bundys would lie down and be taken.”

He cited the vow by Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., that the confrontation was far from over, despite the weekend’s retreat by armed gunmen working for federal agencies.

Reid on Monday told KRNV-TV in Reno: “It’s not over. We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over.”

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Mack, a longtime sheriff, told WND that Reid’s statements are beyond the pale.

“That kind of stupidity, where he puts federal regulations and policies of bureaucrats ahead of a family in his state that has done no wrong or committed a crime,” Mack said.

He charged that it is Reid who is destroying his own state’s ranching industry as well as the U.S. Constitution. The sheriff chided the senator for making statements about abiding by laws.

“Isn’t that amazing? The biggest crook in Washington,” Mack said.

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Original Post:  Cry and Howl

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The Stand-off is over: BLM Retreats!

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Well there is some good news. LadyRaven brought to my attention that the standoff in Nevada between the Bureau of Land Management and the Bundy family is over. I went to the Drudge Report and sure enough there is a link to an ABC story though personally I doubt the headline because I think the Feds are simply regrouping and/or will come up with a new approach … time will tell.

Via: ABC News

Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins ‘Range War’ With Feds

A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters.

Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally.

Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870 and threatened a “range war” against the BLM on the Bundy Ranch website after one of his sons was arrested while protesting the removal of the cattle.

“I have no contract with the United States government,” Bundy said. “I was paying grazing fees for management and that’s what BLM was supposed to be, land managers and they were managing my ranch out of business, so I refused to pay.”

The federal government had countered that Bundy “owes the American people in excess of $1 million ” in unpaid grazing fees and “refuses to abide by the law of land, despite many opportunities over the last 20 years to do so.”

However, today the BLM said it would not enforce a court order to remove the cattle and was pulling out of the area.

“Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public,” BLM Director Neil Kornze said.

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I just can’t help but think that Harry Reid being exposed for the weasel he is had something to do with it.

Original Post:  Cry and Howl

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Fight between the Feds and a Rancher

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I happened by this situation over at LadyRavenSDC  and feel like folks should be aware of how the government works to control and confiscate land and personal property. In 1993 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) changed grazing rules in an area called Gold Butte which is a 600,000 square acre area in Nevada under the guise of protecting an endangered desert tortoise. A rancher named Cliven Bundy whose family and forefathers have lived in the area since 1877. According this piecethe Bundy family was already ranching here long before the Department of Interior was born, and long before tortoises were protected.

It boils down to environmentalists pressuring the BLM and now the government is moving in armed troops and hiring contractors to round up Mr. Bundy’s 500 or so head of cattle so they can auction them off. In other words, put the guy out of business.

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The Save America Foundation has an excellent piece of which I agree with wholeheartedly …

A Constitutional Fight Brewing In Nevada between a Federal Agency and Rancher.
Editors Note:-    I find myself firmly on the side of the Rancher who is preparing to do battle with the federal agency, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, with all their strengh and money, as he fights for what I believe is a States Rights case and a private citizen rights case. 

The Federal Government should own NO land what so ever in any State in the Union, and all land not privately owned within those States should belong to that State, in this case, Nevada.

Rancher Cliven Bundy is a Patriot, my new hero, and we should do all we can to support him, if it be financially or by getting the word out, maybe attend any hearings and let him know that we, the people are sick and tired of the federal government trying to rule every aspect of our lives and we have his back.  This and many previous administrations have unconstitutionally year by year removed land from the individual States by using their agencies like the EPA and the BLM in support of their Agenda 21 program, often with the treasonous help of those states representatives.  They must be stopped and this case may just become a landmark case for States rights and for this rancher, a brave and loyal true American.

THE  REST RIGHT HERE

Thanks to Sara Noble at the Independent Sentinel for the following video

Then  there’s this one related to the above where the government is shutting down the ranchers in Nevada …

Original Post: Cry and Howl

 

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The New World “disOrder” Is On The Horizon: The Orchestrated Decline of America

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America’s world dominance since the break up of the Soviet Union is coming to an end. Pundits will write millions of words debating the “how” and the “why” of America’s fall from grace. To borrow a phrase from our current esteemed leader,  America has been  punching above its weight class, for many years. Our government has spent more than it has taken in for over three decades.

Things took a decided turn for the worse during the G. W. Bush administration. The Clinton administration had the benefit of the inflating Dot.com bubble and the inflating housing bubble and, as a result, managed to balance the budget. The Dot.com bubble burst early in Bush’s first term and the housing bubble burst late in his last term. In between he passed the costly Medicare-Part D and al Qaeda attacked America, which brought us two long, costly, and bloody wars. The national debt went up $5 trillion on Bush’s eight year watch.

Then America blessed itself by electing Barack Obama to two terms of office. His response to the Great Recession was to run up the national debt $5.5 trillion in less than five and one half years and most Americans feel like they are still living in a recession.

So, today we find America funding all of its spending programs, including its vaunted military, by having to borrow 40% of its budget from China, Japan, individual investors, and most recently from the Federal Reserve (The Fed has no money of its own, but it can create money out of thin air). Can anyone really be surprised that America is losing its influence in the world? The world’s most awesome military aside, how can a beggar nation continue to be the world’s “benevolent” policeman? It can not!

America’s decline has been evident to the rest of the world for some time. Many have been the critics of America’s dominate role in world affairs. This criticism worried Harvard history professor, Naill Ferguson, when he wrote a 2004 Foreign Policy article titled, A World Without Power.

Critics of U.S. global dominance should pause and consider the alternative. If the United States retreats from its hegemonic role, who would supplant it? Not Europe, not China, not the Muslim world — and certainly not the United Nations. Unfortunately, the alternative to a single superpower is not a multilateral utopia, but the anarchic nightmare of a new Dark Age.

Now ten years later another pundit writes a very similar opinion. Daniel Greenfield is an Israeli living in New York where he is a professional journalist. He also writes the Sultan Knish blog where you will find his recent essay titled: The Shape of a Post-American World. He starts his essay with this:

The post-American world will be many things, but multilateral isn’t one of them. There will be no world government and international organizations will be good for little except sucking up the last drops of wealth and prestige of the United States. It will be a chaotic place with everyone out for themselves.

And, he ends with this:

The civilized world faces economic, demographic and military crises that it has a limited time frame in which to meet and resolve. If it fails to do that, the civilization in which we have grown up and which we have known all our lives will die and a long interregnum of darkness will follow in its wake.

I do hope you will take the time to read the Greenfield article because, between the two paragraphs quoted above, he offers much food for thought. He talks about the coming of a new world order of China, Russia and the US. He talks at length about the demographic problems facing each of these nations and the general decline of Europe’s influence in world affairs. Greenfield also talks of a fourth power in the world that is not a nation but an ideology and the fastest growing demographic in the world _ that being Islam. He makes the point that, although it would seem reasonable for China, Russia, and the US to see Islam as their common enemy, the leaders of these countries do not see it that way. He use Russia and the US as examples:

… Putin fights some Islamists while incorporating others into his allied clergy and helping still others go nuclear. The United States bombs the Taliban, but would never consider bombing their paymasters in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar.

But, the Islam issue aside, Greenfield doesn’t think that China, Russia, and the US will be able to hold their positions of power in the long run. This paragraph comes close to summing up his view point:

Russia, China and the United States are all demographically unstable. Russia and the United States are both on track to become majority-minority countries. China’s demographic disaster will be the outcome of its one child policies, gender abortion and its war on the countryside. The United States will probably weather its demographic problems better than Russia or China, because the former faces a fatal Muslim demographic takeover and the latter a conflict that will tear its society apart, but like Russia and China, the demographic crisis in the United States will be exacerbated by the lack of common bonds to see it through a period of social stress.

Clearly Mr. Greenfield’s view is as dark today as that which worried Professor Ferguson in 2004. What do you think of Mr. Greenfield’s view of a post-American world? That America is losing its hegemonic role in the world seems obvious. It’s just as obvious that China and Russia will expand their spheres of influence both individually and jointly (Middle East). The big question to me is not the demographic issues raised by Mr. Greenfield but rather: will the leaders of China and Russia be wise enough to expand their spheres of influence without bringing down the fragile international financial system?

And I was so sure that my tour of duty in this life would end before the SHTF. Silly me!

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

Original Post:  Asylum Watch

Note From Matt:  Jim is back after a brief absence, and we are glad to have him “back in action.”

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Is God With America?

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America today …

Same-sex marriage is just as acceptable as traditional marriage

A military comprised of homos … and if the commanders don’t like it … resign

Euthanasia

Perversion of our children in public schools

A fraud for a president

A congress consisting of corrupt, compromised people

Black on white violence is ignored by the press

Doctor assisted suicide

Trayon Martin is a hero

Hillary Clinton is the most admired person

Bill Clinton thinks we’ll be visited by aliens … that’s cool.

The Congress is mad that the CIA might have spied on them

The Congress thinks they need a raise for a job well done

Abortion is women’s health

Christians are evil for saying “Jesus loves you”

Muslims are good saying “Convert to Islam or die”

A criminal shoots some people … gun owners are punished

Inside trader is illegal … unless you’re a politician

If a boy in school thinks he could be a girl … it’s okay to use the girls restroom

Unemployment payments are good for the economy

Tax-payers are forced to pay for abortions

Paying people not to work encourages people to find jobs

The government can provide everything one needs in life

Athletes are roll models

Middle school girls can get abortions without their parents permission … but not an aspirin.

Praying before a sports event is a violation of the separation of church and state

It’s better to euthanize a new-born child rather than have it possibly be raised by poor people.

55+ million unborn children murdered in the womb in cause for celebration

Condom use is promoted in elementary schools as well as the joys of sex

Promiscuity is normal behavior

Retaining ones virginity until marriage is dumb

The president of America weakens the military while the leaders of Russia, China and our enemies strengthen theirs.

Christian values have been replaced by Hollywood’s values …

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So, is God with us?

Words from the past …

We should be weeping for this once blessed nation …

Original Post:  Cry and Howl

Koch

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The Big “Stinkburger” … Obamacare

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I’m at work right now and I have to admit I’m in a very good mood. Some liberals didn’t take my previous post very kindly and that does sadden me somewhat … NOT!!

Regardless of how many times they say it or how loud they proclaim that people are swarming the system to try to get signed up,  and  millions of people are rushing to get insurance.  And  America is now cognizant of the fact that Obamacare is a good deal after all,  it doesn’t change the fact that Obamacare is one big “stinkburger!”  (I wish I’d have thought of that one originally)   And this one I just can’t stop laughing at …  Righties are still moaning on and on about millions of people who are alleged to have lost their insurance because of Obamacare. What they are not telling us is how glad most of those people are that they were able to get off their old policies and onto some new ones that actually work and are often much cheaper than what they were paying before.

Whew! Delusional? Ignorant?  Both. It’s just your typical everyday ordinary liberal, the kind Obama and company loves.  Obama can tell them anything and they’ll fall over themselves to be the first to repeat such nonsense.

Moving away from mindless drivel we’ll check out some facts …

Via: Yahoo Finance

The Coming Obamacare Shock for 170 Million Americans

Barack Obama declared victory this week as the deadline to avoid the penalty for the individual mandate to carry health insurance passed on Monday.  “The Affordable Care Act is here to stay,” the President insisted as he announced that 7.1 million people had enrolled in private insurance through Obamacare. “The debate over repealing this law is over.”

Consider that presidential wish casting in a midterm cycle in which Democrats will have to constantly defend their support for the unpopular law. As Jimmy Fallon pointed out later the same evening, the numbers were neither impressive nor reliable. “It’s amazing what you can achieve when you make something mandatory,” Fallon told his laughing audience, “fine people if they don’t do it — and keep extending the deadline for months.”

The public has hardly been in a celebratory or a laughing mood. Polls show that the American public remains as opposed to the ACA as ever, with 55 percent of Quinnipiac respondents disapproving of the law. Only 39 percent approve of Obama’s handling of health care policy, which has until recently been a Democratic Party strength. For that matter, Obama only gets a 40 percent approval rating on the economy and jobs, to which House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wants the debate to turn now that the Obamacare debate “is over.”

Pelosi and Obama may want to be careful with that wish casting, because the two debates are now closely related. A new study from the American Health Policy Institute – recently launched by former Bush administration Deputy Secretary of HHS Tevi Troy – shows that large employers expect to face steep compliance costs, starting in the fall. Their cost estimates range between $4,800 and $5,900 per employee over the next decade.  The total cost to large employers over the next decade will run between $151 billion and $186 billion, according to the 100 companies surveyed by AHPI that employ 10,000 or more people.

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Thanks to Earl of Taint for the great pic!

Original Post:  Cry and Howl

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