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2608, 2016

Paving the Road to Hell… #NeverTrump

By |August 26th, 2016|National, Politics, Presidential|Comments Off on Paving the Road to Hell… #NeverTrump

“The road to Hell is paved with
good intentions.” ~Unknown
It has been more than 13 months (07/21/2015) since I wrote about the Donald Trump Phenomenon where I referred to Trump as the Republican Party’s Frankenstein. (Not likening Trump personally to Frankenstein – merely pointing out the success of his campaign was an abomination of Republican actions, or lack thereof.)

Just when all those wannabe candidates were just getting into the race to be the GOP’s nominee last summer, I laid out the case for Trump. But, was I actually a Trump supporter? Nope, I actually voted for Dr. Ben Carson.

Did I believe Carson was going to be the nominee? Nope, never actually thought he’d make it but he was my choice.  My analysis of Trump’s campaign was void of emotion, as it didn’t (and shouldn’t have) matter who I desired to win if I was to make an honest assessment. The Primary Election process was the window of opportunity for those on our side to disagree and get behind whoever they wanted for whatever reason.  That window is now closed and it would be just plain silly for me to be so angry/upset/etc that I couldn’t let go of a candidate that didn’t make it.

As we move toward the General Election in November, of the two choices: #NeverTrump or #NeverHillary – I just don’t understand how that can be a difficult decision. But, there are many who claim to be Republican or Conservative who have joined the left in the #NeverTrump mantra citing they cannot vote for Trump on “principle.” Seriously?

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has been so closely divided on many conservative (Christian) issues. We’ve lost some (gay marriage) while barely winning most […]

1108, 2016

YouTube Labels Trump Video Inappropriate

By |August 11th, 2016|Culture, National, Politics, Presidential|Comments Off on YouTube Labels Trump Video Inappropriate

It is mind-boggling how much YouTube has become part of our society.  Last year, I read somewhere that Google was the number one search engine (no surprise) but the number two search engine was YouTube – a website which was designed for videos, not to compete with Yahoo, Bing, or Google had risen to be the second most-used search engine on the internet. That’s pretty incredible.

There’s not much you can’t find on YouTube, from old full-length television shows to thousands of home-made DIY instructional videos. Forget about the radio, you can play non-stop music videos on YouTube.

There’s also simply no shortage of stuff that’s not useful; stupid videos, crude videos, and nearly any level of material that someone could find inappropriate.  Of all the videos I’ve ever watched on YouTube, the first time I ever saw the following screen was when I attempted to watch a Donald Trump video called the Vicious Snake.

The video has been out for several months and has nearly 5 million views (at the time of this writing). The content of the video is largely Donald Trump reading an old poem while playing mainstream media news clips.

So what’s offensive about the content that it has to be marked “inappropriate”?

Is it offensive because it’s Donald Trump reading the poem?

Is the poem supposed to be offensive to people who like snakes?

Or… could it be that the subject matter in the news clips is; destructive muslim refugees?

Perhaps, if snakes could possibly be offended, then they could be offended by the comparison of themselves to muslims? But, snakes don’t watch YouTube silly, so that can’t be it.

Video embedded below bypasses the content warning – click here to view directly on YouTube.

1103, 2016

PNN LIVE: Nancy Reagan Memorial Service

By |March 11th, 2016|National|Comments Off on PNN LIVE: Nancy Reagan Memorial Service

The live stream is over – but you can replay if you like – the first hour basically shows everyone filing in.

Streaming Live Pacific Time: 10:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Video courtesy of FOX

The program includes:
– Battle Hymn of the Republic, sung by the Santa Susana High School Choir
– Reading of Proverbs 31:10-31 by Ms. Anne Peterson
– Letter from Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan, read by the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney
– Ave Maria, sung by Opera singer Ms. Ana Marie Martinez
– Reading of 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, read by Mr. Barton Hegeler
– Gospel Reading of John 14:1-6 by Ms. Diane Sawyer
– Pie Jesu-Requiem, sung by Opera singer Ms. Ana Marie Martinez
– Reflections by the Honorable James A. Baker
– Reflections by Mr. Tom Brokaw
– Reflections by Ms. Patti Davis
– Reflections by Ronald Prescott Reagan
– Amazing Grace, sung by the Santa Susana High School Choir
– Recessional with bagpipe played by Piper Major Bill Boetticher
– God Bless America

In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Reagan requested that contributions be made to the Ronald Reagan
Presidential Library and Foundation at http://bit.ly/1TADsn0

For more information on the ongoing works of President Reagan’s Foundation, please visit http://www.reaganfoundation.org

2702, 2016

Supreme Court Appointments

By |February 27th, 2016|Judicial, National|1 Comment

Vice President Joe Biden making the case for NOT
appointing a judge to the Supreme Court in an election year.

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Biden Opposes Filling SCOTUS OpeningPosted by Tim Scott on Thursday, February 25, 2016

 

So many people are clamoring for the Republican controlled senate to “do their job” and let Obama make an appointment to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). There are others telling the senate to block at all costs because they want us to hold out for a Republican president and they are all wrong.

On Facebook, US Senator Tim Scott stated in regards to the clip above, “Remember when then-Senator Joe Biden opposed filling a Supreme Court vacancy in an election year? The ideological balance of the Court is essential to the future of our nation. This November, the American people should decide who will choose the next Supreme Court justice.”

I like the good Senator from Charleston, and where he is making a good statement, it is not an argument for holding up a nominee.

There are those who make the argument that the Democrats blocked President George Bush’s nominees 18 months before his term was up so we (as Republicans) should do the same to Obama. Again, that is not the argument.

Some want to cite the last time an election year vacancy occurred and an appointment was confirmed (Herbert Hoover’s nomination of Cardozo in 1932). Again, not a valid argument to be made. Fact is, there haven’t been any election year vacancies since them.  Now there have been some vacancies prior to election years which were not confirmed until during the election year, but still no argument to be found in pointing this out.

One of the worst arguments was seen on Facebook by […]

911, 2015

Judge Orders Bindi to Prove Dad is Dead

By |November 9th, 2015|Entertainment, Judicial, National|Comments Off on Judge Orders Bindi to Prove Dad is Dead

Global news apparently doesn’t reach Los Angeles courtroom
I don’t really care for reality shows like ABC’s Dancing with the Stars (DWTS), but this situation is just too odd to ignore.

Remember Steve Irwin (Crocodile Hunter)? Almost hard to believe it has been nine years since his tragic and bizarre death when a stingray thrusted a barb into his heart and killed him at just 44 years old.

His daughter Bindi Irwin was just eight years old at the time. She is now 17 and because she is a minor, a judge (who apparently lives under a rock) has actually ruled that Bindi prove to the court her father is really dead in order for her contract with DWTS to be approved.

“It’s unclear if the judge is unaware Steve died in 2006, or if she’s just a stickler for a death certificate,” reported TMZ.

111, 2015

Fred Thompson Dies at 73

By |November 1st, 2015|National, Politics, State, Tennessee|Comments Off on Fred Thompson Dies at 73

Former US Senator (and actor)
Fred Thompson of Tennessee dies at 73
Fred Thompson dies after a recurrence of lymphoma.

Statement issued by the Thompson family:

“It is with a heavy heart and a deep sense of grief that we share the passing of our brother, husband, father, and grandfather who died peacefully in Nashville surrounded by his family,” the statement reads.

Thompson was very well known for many things:

Watergate attorney

Law and Order

Presidential Candidate

Numerous movie appearances

From the Tennessean:

Born in Alabama, Fred Dalton Thompson grew up across the state line in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Known then as “Freddie,” Mr. Thompson was described as a “class cut-up” and “clown” by a high school basketball teammate in a Boston Globe article.
Although he was a well-respected athlete, his high school banned him playing basketball after he married then-wife Sarah Lindsey at the age of 17. Not a particularly impressive student, he struggled with school and his future until his father-in-law gave him the autobiography of Clarence Darrow, the famed attorney from the Scopes trial in Dayton, Tenn.
“I just knew it, I was 17 and I wanted be a lawyer, it’s the only thing I considered for five minutes,” Mr. Thompson told the Globe in 2007. “Until I was 17, it never occurred to me I had to be anything, but at 17 I knew I wanted to be a lawyer.”

Fred Thompson was one of the great ones and will be missed…

2909, 2015

The Hill Buries Speaker John Boehner

By |September 29th, 2015|Congressional, National, Politics|1 Comment

Perhaps it is lost on Boehner, but what is all over the barn floor is not chocolate candy. It is the remains of the Obama agenda that has been rejected by the House.

Great article at The Hill by Rick Manning who makes some great points and says what many of us are thinking as well.  Manning holds nothing back as he begins his article (Time to Really Say Goodbye Mr Speaker) with:
On Friday, I praised Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on his decision to leave office; now, I’m going to bury him. What changed? Boehner’s announced intention to not go away, but instead to use his lame-duck period to “clean the barn.”
How is any of this supposed to work? How is any of this supposed to benefit the people or even “the party?”

You know how it is when an employee comes in one day and gives his two week notice; the employer doesn’t have to accept that notice, especially in environments which a person could do some serious damage during that time. How often have you seen an employer just go ahead and have the employee box up their stuff and get escorted out the door? This is where we need to say, “Thank you so much Mr. Speaker for your notice, now box up and vacate the position immediately!”

What Manning is calling for is a reasonable approach:
With the vote for Speaker still pending, the majority leader can and should thwart any egregious Boehner action simply by using his power over the legislative calendar. Boehner should finish out the two-month continuing resolution that he is working on and then retire gracefully on Oct. 1, allowing the House to move forward with the new leadership it so […]

609, 2015

Las Vegas Police Officer Ambushed Today

By |September 6th, 2015|Culture, National, Nevada, State|Comments Off on Las Vegas Police Officer Ambushed Today

For the SECOND time in three days a Las Vegas
police officer has been shot in the line duty.
This time a police officer was attacked “ambush-style” while he was in his patrol car at a red-light, as the suspect fired three shots then fled.

We went combed through numerous reports in the mainstream media and as per usual with their double-standard, we immediately know the shooter is not white as his race, nor his mug shot could be found. It could be out there somewhere, but in our search of both national and local mainstream, we simply could not locate it.

We did find out through a reliable source that the shooter was Mexican. NOT that it actually matters what race someone is when they pull the trigger in such hateful disregard for an officer’s life – we simply keep pointing out the hypocrisy and bias of the mainstream which has an agenda they continue to follow.

According to Las Vegas Review Journal:
Two officers were in the car leaving a disturbance call at a 99 Cents Only store, 4910 Tropicana Boulevard, near Nellis Boulevard, trying to go westbound on Tropicana when a man with a semi-automatic handgun came up and started shooting at the car, Metro Sgt. John Sheahan said.

The officer was taken to University Medical Center with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.

A foot chase ensued until the man dropped the gun and surrendered, according to Sheahan. No shots were fired by the officers, Metro Undersheriff Kevin McMahill said.

“He didn’t resist or put up a fight,” Robert Benjamin, 44, said.

Benjamin was “flying a sign for Jesus” on the corner when he heard three gunshots. He saw the officer who was unharmed chase the shooter, a man […]

2908, 2015

AFP Defending the American Dream Summit

By |August 29th, 2015|Dimsdale Debate, National, Politics|Comments Off on AFP Defending the American Dream Summit

Americans For Prosperity Defending the
American Dream Summit in Columbus, Ohio
Americans for Prosperity… The name may sound like just another activist group and if you’re not familiar with them, you wouldn’t know if they have a few members, or if they are even an “official organization” with just one member or some sort of group with a just a single issue focus. With the plethora of groups/organizations out there it’s easy to overlook any one of them… and I would likely have overlooked this one had the group not rallied to defend against the gas tax when it became such a big issue in my home state of SC. After a few events focused on the gas tax controversy during the last legislative session we discovered the tidal wave of activism that is making a difference across the nation, state-by-state, issue-by-issue, phone-call-by-phone-call. The Americans For Prosperity Summit was about to show us what AFP was all about.

Our show’s producer, Marcus Strickland, and I decided to head to Ohio last week for their “Defending the American Dream” summit which was (for lack of a better word) epic! We rode in the bus, a twelve hour trip, with many other activists who weren’t just posting on Facebook anymore but actually getting out in their communities, knocking on doors, making phone calls, and actually talking to people face-to-face. Engaging people who may not agree with us is an art which has been lost to many in the conservative movement, and is the foundation of Americans for Prosperity’s strategy to make a difference.

Being in the middle of that Ohio summit gave us an air of encouragement that something was actually being accomplished, that a wave is about to break over […]

2608, 2015

Gay Black Man Murders Two White Reporters

By |August 26th, 2015|Culture, Mainstream Media, National|2 Comments

As the mainstream continues to incite black-on-white violence, it is nearly impossible to find where the mainstream is reporting the race of the man, Vester Flanagan, who has identified himself as the shooter.

Allegedly, Vester Flanagan who is also known by the stage name of Bryce Williams, murdered the two white reporters this morning in Roanoke, VA.

Flanagan, who is a gay black man, was live tweeting his actions and Flanagan was actually videotaping the murders as he committed them as well, then uploaded to YouTube. The Twitter account has been suspended and YouTube has removed the video.

Even though Flanagan has referred to the Emanuel Church shootings and other instances, indicating he is taking part in a race war, the mainstream media and others are referring to this incidence as “work place violence” instead of a hate crime.
“Why did I do it? I put down a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15…” ABC News reports he wrote.

“What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims’ initials on them,” stated Vester Flanagan in the 23 page manifesto he had faxed to ABC News.

“Yes, it will sound like I am angry…I am.  And I have every right to be.  But when I leave this Earth, the only emotion I want to feel is peace…” he wrote. “The church shooting was the tipping point…but my anger has been building steadily…I’ve been a human powder keg for a while…just waiting to go BOOM!!!!” Further stated by the self-proclaimed “gay” black man, Vester Flanagan.

It appears Vester Flanagan has now died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but given the incredible bias which has been put forth […]