What if 20 million Americans took to the streets in protest
While watching the live feed from Cairo yesterday it got me thinking, what if 20 million Americans came out into the streets of its major cities, or in the capital, to protest Obamacare, IRS abuses, Benghazi, immigration reform – another monstrosity of a Bill no one has read, an abysmally weak recovery, unemployment, and Presidential rule by executive fiat. The last times I can | Read More »
The NSA analyzes our phone records for national security, so why didn’t the gnomes catch the Tsarnaevs?
The President has now come out and defended the NSA phone records and internet server data collection as necessary for national security. “Nobody is listening to your telephone calls,” Obama said. “That’s not what this program is about. As was indicated, what the intelligence community is doing is looking at the numbers and durations of calls. They’re not looking at names and they’re not looking | Read More »
D-Day 1944 and 2013
They came from all across America. Young and the not-so-young, employed, unemployed. Boys from farms, small towns, big cities. Rich and poor. D-Day knew no demographics, we were all in it together. Hitler, and everything that he stood for, had to be defeated, as he was a threat to mankind’s morality and the civilized world as we knew it. They gave their lives for the | Read More »
Abuse of Power. Dereliction of Duty. If the shoe fits, wear it, Mr. President
What do you think Americans would say if they learned that while Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were fighting for their lives atop the US Consulate in Benghazi, that their President was on the phone with campaign donors, or prepping for his Las Vegas fundraiser the next day. Throughout all the hearings and testimony thus far, the one fact we do know is this, not | Read More »
Washington moves on. Our enemies watch, learn and wait.
Dana Milbank’s column in today’s Washington Post discusses the muted response of the pols to the Boston Marathon bombing, and how the conversation on both the House and Senate floors now moves on and back to the usual normalcy and current hot topics of the day, gun control and immigration reform. On February 26, 1993, a truck bomb detonated at the World Trade Center in New | Read More »
Gun control – Chicago Style (or bring a bat to the fight)
In the midst of gun control legislation offered by various Senators, from an assault weapons ban and magazine limits, to the now pre-eminent gun control bill in the Senate, Manchin-Toomey, I thought I would share with you gun control, Chicago-style, a.k.a. bring a bat to the fight. The City of Chicago has some of the toughest, strictest gun laws in the country. In 2010, the | Read More »
They Stuck Us with Chuck
Eighteen spineless wonders in the Senate voted for cloture, ending debate over Hagel’s nomination. Instead of a 60 vote requirement to end a filibuster, the result was the need for only a simple majority of the Senate voting for successful confirmation as Secretary of Defense. A big thank you from the voters goes to that claque of erudite Senators led by none other than John “Keating | Read More »
Chris Kyle, thank you. R.I.P.
In a time when we Americans have so few heroes to look up to and role models to emulate, we learned today that Chris Kyle, ex-Navy SEAL, who served four tours in Iraq and holds the military record for most sniper kills was fatally shot at a Texas gun range. He and another man, Chad Littlefield, were killed by an ex-Marine reportedly suffering from PTSD. | Read More »
We can put a man on the moon, but we can’t secure our Embassies
After the Benghazi debacle, obviously no Regional Security Officers (RSOs) at the State Dept were ever boy scouts, otherwise, they would have practiced the famous motto, “be prepared.” From Hurriyet Daily News via Commentary magazine comes the report that the Embassy’s security cameras weren’t working because of a power outage in the neighborhood. What! Security cameras were not recording at the moment of the | Read More »
Senator Ted Cruz … if only we had 99 more just like him
I’m not from Texas, I don’t live in Texas, and perhaps there may be some background/public service information that I’m not aware of that could alter my opinion. However, listening to Sen. Cruz’s questioning of Chuck Hagel today before the Senate Armed Services Committee, coupled with his recent letter to Rahmbo, in my opinion sets him up for a future White House run. Bravo, sir! | Read More »