Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Why Web Cams and Beer Shouldn't Mix

Maybe she's on prescription drugs. Under this video she says, " I'm not on grass nor am I on the fence." So. That settles that question.

If you think this is just one "odd" video of hers you'd be mistaken. Check out some of her other videos on her YouTube channel. We can all rest a little easier at night knowing that "Jules1999" is watching out for us. ;)

I'll give her credit for "putting herself out there" (so to speak). You'll NEVER see me putting myself on YouTube...for which you can all be happy. :)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bachmann Welcomes Palin Into Race (Video)

This interview with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann below is from The Shark Tank.

"Shark-Tanker," Javier Manjarres reported the following:
After the radio interview, Congresswoman Bachmann invited yours truly on board her tour bus for an exclusive one-on-one sit down interview. During our interview, Bachmann discussed the possibility of Governor Sarah Palin entering the race (2:52 min), teased the notion of possibly putting Senator Marco Rubio ticket, and questioned Ron Paul’s position that the United States has no business intervening with Iran’s aspirations to develop a deliverable nuclear weapon.

You can read more HERE from Javier.

AZ Company Fined $600K for Hiring Illegal Aliens - Gunrunner Connection

This appears to be a story that is the victim of what is known as the "Friday news dump." Stories that a White House, or anyone really, wishes to prevent from gaining much traction in the news cycle are released on Friday afternoon. This story was announced last Friday, August 26th, by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona. The earliest media report of this story that I can find was posted online at 3:13PM CST on Friday the 26th by Arizona TV Station, KOLD.

Here's the press release from the DOJ:

TUCSON, Ariz. – On August 26, 2011, Eurofresh Inc., a large tomato producer in Southern Arizona, pleaded guilty and was sentenced for knowingly hiring and engaging in a pattern and practice of employing unauthorized aliens. Pursuant to the plea agreement, the court issued a criminal forfeiture judgment against the company for $600,000. The company will also be required to remain on probation for five years until the judgment is satisfied in full.

"This judgment is a message to other employers who engage in illegal practices that there is a real cost to their actions," said U.S. Attorney Dennis K. Burke. "We will continue to work with our partners at the Department of Homeland Security to ensure our nation's laws are followed."

"Through the hard work and dedication of ICE and the U.S. Attorney's Office, Eurofresh will be paying a significant penalty for circumventing our laws," said Matt Allen, special agent in charge of ICE Homeland Security Investigations in Arizona. "Easy access to employment is a clear driver for illegal immigration into the United States, and by holding companies responsible for their criminal behavior, we will reduce that draw."

According to the factual basis of the plea, from August 2000 through December 2006, Eurofresh Inc., through its former human resources director, knowingly hired, and continued to employ in southern Arizona at least 17 supervisory level employees despite the company's human resources director's actual knowledge that these employees were unauthorized by law to work in the United States. The parties further agreed that, for the purposes of the plea agreement, Eurofresh Inc. received $600,000 as direct proceeds from this unlawful conduct.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona, Tucson.

The motivation for the Obama administration not wanting this story to gain any traction in the mainstream media is because it could damage his "relationship" with the Hispanic vote to which they often eagerly pander.

Also, it may be worth noting that U.S. Attorney Dennis K. Burke, quoted in the press release above, resigned today:

PHOENIX – Dennis Burke, U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, has delivered his letter of resignation to President Obama.

In an email to staff, Burke said:

"The work in every corner of this office – your work – has been significant and impressive. When I first came to this office a decade ago as a line AUSA (Assistant United States Attorney), I knew this was an excellent office and did important work."

Burke added, "My long tenure in public service has been intensely gratifying. It has also been intensely demanding. For me, it is the right time to move on to pursue other aspects of my career and my life and allow the office to move ahead.

Burke was appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona in 2009. His resignation is effective immediately.

Ann Scheel will serve as Acting United States Attorney, under the Vacancies Reform Act and by virtue of her position as First Assistant. Burke added, "I thank Ann for agreeing to assume these responsibilities until the Attorney General or the President makes an interim or permanent appointment."

U.S. Attorney Dennis K. Burke is also involved in the botched "Project Gunrunner" scandal that originated in Phoenix, AZ.

Obama's "Bus Tour" Was a Fraud

It seems that the President of the United States, Barack Obama, has hoodwinked the American people again, which unfortunately, is nothing new.  With the help of the lazy, lying left-wing media Obama has sold us a rural-America "bus tour" that didn't exist.  It appears that not only did the chosen one fly in-between appearances in the heartland on his phony bus tour but, SO DID THE BUSES.


He FLYS into an airport somewhere in the midwest, hops into a brand new 1.1 Million $ bus, paid for by you and me, for a “bus tour” ‘around the midwest’, and after an hour or so, gets driven back to the airport for ANOTHER FLIGHT, lands at another airport where another 1.1 Million $ brand new black bus is waiting for him… and repeats all that until his midwest bus ‘tour’ is done?? Oh yes......and THEN he leaves on a 12 day vacation to Martha's REST UP from this campaign bus tour!
And don't forget........those brand new shiny black buses aren’t DRIVEN to the location where they meet Obama. Those buses are loaded up on one or more C-17s. Then, they are flown to the destination ahead of AirForce- AND!.......this is REPEATED FOR EVERY CAMPAIGN STOP.

Read more from HERE.

I guess this quote from an ABC News story about Obama's "bus tour" is just as fradulent as the actual "tour":

Neither the Secret Service nor Hemphill Brothers Co., the Nashville, Tenn.-based company that built the bus, would comment on the "security additions" or what it's like inside as it rumbles along rural roads.
What hype.

It may be interesting to check the mileage on those buses...

Checking the carbon-footprint may be a good idea too:

I sure hope Obama got "rested-up" after that fake bus tour and that had a great time on vacation...again:

Gov Perry Addresses VFW Convention (Video) / Obama Snubs VFW

Remember when the National VFW PAC endorsed a bunch of anti-military progressives in 2010? Hopefully that won't happen again.

Also, this is the first time in history that the White House has not provided a "top-tier" speaker for the VFW's  annual convention:

The Veterans of Foreign Wars convention this week will not feature a top-tier official from the Obama administration, a breach in tradition that the group's commander described as an "insult of the highest magnitude."

However, an administration official claimed Monday that the White House made "every effort" to provide a speaker for the event, offering up a range of top officials.

"In all instances, the VFW declined those offers," the official said.

The veterans group is accustomed to playing host to the nation's most powerful people at its national conference. Obama addressed the VFW in 2009, followed by Vice President Biden in 2010.

But the 2-million strong VFW accused the administration of snubbing its members by not providing a "first-tier speaker" for the first time in VFW history.

"The VFW has had a long-standing tradition of inviting the sitting president to address our convention," Richard Eubank, national commander of the organization, said in a statement, adding that the White House typically chooses a "high-level administration official" to speak if the president cannot attend.

"It is an insult of the highest magnitude that for the first time in the history of the VFW, the White House has apparently decided that this great and iconic organization of combat veterans and all of its members are not worthy of its notice by not at least offering a first-tier speaker from the administration."
Read more of that story HERE from FOX News.

Here's Governor Perry's address to the VFW National Convention.

Wisconsin Union Protests Still Union-Ugly

This is yet another great video from the MacIver Institute of their coverage of the Wisconsin union protests that began in February of this year.

Here's how MacIver Institute describes their YouTube video I've embedded below:
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, and the students and staff at Messmer Preparatory Catholic School were all targets of an obnoxious protest on Friday, August 26, 2011.

From this report by the MacIver News Service, it is clear the protesters (Union members, socialists, MPS officals, liberal activists) could learn a lot by emulating the behavior of the children inside the school.

:33 Union cow calls school President/CEO Smith a "scumbag."
:44 President Smith describes how the school was vandalized by union goons.
:57 Union goon "plays dumb." (He's VERY good at it, too.)
1:06 Union goon "bumps into" President Smith on the sidewalk outside the school.
1:45 Skinny, male, union maggot intimidates a female representative of the Messmer school.
2:48 MacIver shows how stupid the skinny, male, union maggot is.

Supporters of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's actions regarding unions are finally standing up for themselves.

Here's the description by the EAG Foundation's YouTube video I've included below:

While WEAC activists were mounting a protest at the New Berlin school board meeting, taxpayers responded in-kind. The New Berlin school board is taking advantage of a cost-saving law enacted by Gov. Scott Walker. EAGtv reports from the scene.

I am amazed that someone has not died as a result of all of the anger coming from the "teachers unions" who have knowingly aligned themselves with other unions, socialists, communists and anarchists in Wisconsin. (For proof of that statement watch my 2-hour video "The Civil Left: Union Goons.")

Marco Rubio Discusses Bachmann's Fawning of Him (VIDEO)

Mark Levin - Chris Christie Is A Disgrace (Video)

Inside 9/11 - The War Continues (FULL SHOW - NatGeo)

As with the NatGeo special George W. Bush - The 9/11 Interview (FULL INTERVIEW) I don't know how long the videos below will be available on YouTube. They are subject to being blocked due to copyright laws. That being said, for now, here's the National Geographic special "Inside 9/11 - The War Continues."

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

George W. Bush - The 9/11 Interview (FULL INTERVIEW)

I don't know how long these three videos will stay up on YouTube. This is the interview that President Bush gave to NatGeo about the terrorist attacks on 9/11.

You can go HERE to watch another National Geographic 9/11 special entitled "Inside 9/11 - The War Continues."

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Scumbag Dog Killer Michael Vick Gets $100 Million Contract


Yet another reason to root against all teams from Philadelphia...especially the Eagles.

911 Responder & Survivor Sick from clean-up joins Hard Hat Andy

A former NYC police officer who was one of the first-responders on 9/11 talks with Hard Hat Andy from Blue Collar Corner on YouTube.

At the 12:25 mark in the video below, Andy asks this first-responder how he feels about NYC Mayor Bloomberg NOT inviting any 9/11 first-responders or survivors to the 10th Anniversary memorial.

Is Rick Perry Dumb?

Megyn Kelly and Michelle Malkin discuss the "dumb" question posed by the Politico article entitled "Is Rick Perry Dumb?"

Mark Levin - How Many Illegal Alien Relatives Does BO Have In Our Country?

Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz Heckled While Discussing Israel

At the 3:29 mark you can almost see her think: "Here's another clip for YouTube."

President Obama's ILLEGAL ALIEN Uncle Arrested for Drunk Driving


Monday, August 29, 2011

WI GOP Should be Glad They've Been Banned from the Labor Day Parade

An AFL-CIO union boss doesn't want the Republicans in Wausau, Wisconsin to play in the Labor Day parade this year. Here is the statement from Randy Radtke President of the Marathon County Labor Council AFL-CIO as it currently appears on their website:

As many of you have heard already The Marathon County Labor Council has decided not to let the Republicans in the parade this year. Here is the statement I put out:

The Wausau Labor Day Parade is a time to celebrate the working men and women of Wisconsin. It is not a political event or stop on the campaign trail. It is a time for working families to come together to celebrate their hard work and a time where we recognize the labor movement for all they have given us -- the weekend, the 40 hour work week, child labor protection, a safe work environment. It should come as no surprise that organizers choose not to invite elected officials who have openly attacked worker's rights or stood idly by while their political party fought to strip public workers of their right to collectively bargain.

Below is a local news report about the banning of Republicans from the Labor Day parade in Wausau in which you can hear a local resident who is not a union member advocate FOR this proposed discrimination by labor unions:

I think the Republicans in Wausau, Wisconsin should be happy that the petulant, whiny unions have banned them from participating in this year's Labor Day parade. In fact, the Wisconsin Republicans my just owe the unions a debt of gratitude. Unions are famous for their thug-tactics. Hell, the unions may have just saved the Wisconsin Republicans from bodily harm if they participated in this parade. Union thugs like to act out, especially when they have an audience.

In April of this year I made this almost 2 hour video that PROVES my previous statement about union thuggery. Much of the footage in this video is from the Wisconsin union protests:

My whole life I believed that Labor Day was a day set-aside to honor the American worker. Turns out, I was wrong. It's only a day set-aside to honor American "workers" who are members of LABOR unions ONLY. (Whenever I discuss unions and its "workers" I have to use the quotation marks because I don't believe there is a union member in this country who actually has the first clue as to what real work is, therefore I can't demean REAL workers by including union "workers" as one in the same.)

REAL workers don't rape their employers and tell them what they will pay them.

REAL workers are thankful to have a job.

REAL workers LEAVE a job if it abuses them and offends their sensibilities and they find a new one.

REAL workers don't vandalize, harass, or SHOOT those who don't belong to a union.

REAL workers are employed by employers that are able to provide superior-quality work for a lower price which gets completed in a shorter time-frame because a union hasn't bent them over and told them what their salary will be, what benefits they will provide, how many scheduled breaks they get each shift and how many days off they'll get each year.

REAL workers get their first 40-hours in within the first 3 days of the week.

REAL workers actually WORK.

Unions don't know the first thing about REAL work. All they know about is how to chant stupid slogans, bitch about their employers and make up phony "human rights" that they claim are being violated by said employer. Oh...they also know how to intimidate, threaten, stalk, harass, belittle, vandalize, abuse and demean non-union workers or anyone that speaks out against them.

Should I receive any threats, I'll be sure to post them here.

Be thankful, Wisconsin Republicans. Be thankful you're not going to be associating with these generally NASTY people to begin with. Enjoy your Labor Day, Republicans! Enjoy the safety of your non-union, non-threatening, and non-intimidating celebration of REAL, non-unionized Americans who actually WORK!

Wisconsin State Fairground Race Attacks - The Good News is Rarely Told

This is the era of "drive-by-media" (Rush Limbaugh's term, not mine) where national news agencies only report a story and never bother to follow-up on anything they report because it's "old news" by the time there's something new to add. I thought I'd try to add a little "follow-up" to one story that caught the attention of many of the major national news outlets earlier this month.

Not one (to my and Google's knowledge) of the national news outlets has bothered to follow-up on the story about the "race attacks" (black on white beatings) that occurred a few weeks ago at the Wisconsin State Fair. All national major media outlets took their shot and kept on driving. There's actually a little good news to report, which is another reason the MSM (mainstream media) won't touch the story again.

This is pretty inclusive; I'll do my best to lay-out the entire story properly. If you do not make use of the links I provide in this story you may not get the full picture. I provide these links to help you gain a better understanding of the entire story, which is somewhat involved, yet necessary to understanding the whole story.

I have my own opinions about this entire story and will do my best to keep them mostly to myself. That being said, there are a few instances where my personal opinion will be included. After all, this IS my blog.

Here we go:

Earlier this month, during the evening of Thursday, August 4th, the following quotes were reported from the victims of and witnesses to the black on white attacks at the Wisconsin state fairgrounds:

"It looked like they were just going after white guys, white people,"

"They were attacking everybody for no reason whatsoever."

"It was 100% racial,"

"I had a black couple on my right side, and these black kids were running in between all the cars, and they were pounding on my doors and trying to open up doors on my car, and they didn't do one thing to this black couple that was in this car next to us. They just kept walking right past their car. They were looking in everybody's windshield as they were running by, seeing who was white and who was black. Guarantee it."

"it was like a scene you needed the National Guard to control."

"To me, it looked like a scene out of a movie,"

"I have not seen anything like this in my life. It was a huge mob, and it was a fight that maybe lasted one to two minutes."

There you have it. Black on white, racially-motivated beatings took place on August 4th, 2011 on the Wisconsin state fairgrounds. Really though, that is only the middle of this story. Yes, that's right...the middle of this story.

The story really begins at an earlier time. Trying to pin-down when exactly that is is not for me to do. One may say that this "kind" of story is ingrained in human behavior. People have been separating and segregating themselves since the beginning of time for myriad reasons. It could also be said that this very singular incident at the fairgrounds stemmed from a series of eight police-involved shootings in Milwaukee this year, the fifth since Memorial Day. That's the time-frame in which I'm going to begin.

I provide you this link where four of the police-involved shootings are briefly discussed. However, there's one shooting, in particular, that plays a role in this "good news" story I'm trying to tell. A 20-year-old black male from Milwaukee known as "Big Mike" lost his Uncle, Latare Nixon, 37, in this police-involved shooting. Below is a media account about the incident in which Mr. Nixon died.

Milwaukee Police Chief Edward A. Flynn on Sunday described the circumstances under which a police officer fatally shot an armed man.

The victim, Latare Nixon, 37, was killed in the 3100 block of N. 44th St. early Sunday after firing several shots at the officer, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The officer, 37, who is assigned to District 7, has five years of service. He was not injured.

"This is the eighth time this year one of our officers has been involved in a shooting," Flynn said. "The man is now deceased."

Police had responded to a call at 5:25 a.m. Sunday from Nixon's ex-girlfriend, saying he was trying to break into her house, when the shooting occurred.

If you'd like to view a video and read another local media account of this shooting you can click this link: Milwaukee Police Officer Shoots, Kills Domestic Violence Suspect.

Now, as one can only imagine, the family of Mr. Nixon is not entirely trusting of the police-account of the shooting, or "killing", as they call it (as heard in the blogtalkradio show below), of their family member by a Milwaukee police officer. The opinions of the family of Mr. Nixon are shared on "Big Mike's" blogtalkradio show only 3 days after the loss of their family member. The emotions of the family are raw and some, perhaps unjust, accusations are made against the Milwaukee police.

Two months after the shooting, I don't know if the family still believes this to have been an unjust shooting by the Milwaukee police. If they do, I believe that they are wrong. Mr. Nixon had a gun. He fired his weapon. The police fired at him and killed him. You do not fire a weapon at the police, and if you do, you had better expect to die. The family of Mr. Nixon may think that's a little harsh but, it is really that simple to me. That being said, I have empathy for the emotional response from Mr. Nixon's family in regard to the manner in which he died.

This blogtalkradio show is 112 minutes long. Mike and his family discuss the fatal shooting of his uncle. Skip ahead to about the 15-minute mark of this radio show and listen for 6-8 minutes in order to be able to understand my comments in the above paragraph. (Keep in mind that "Big Mike" is 20 years old.)

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OK, now I want to focus on Mike Hagler, aka "Big Mike," for a moment. He is the 20-year-old nephew of Mr. Nixon. He is also the "good news" in this sea of "bad news" stories.

This is "Big Mike" of Big Mike's Blog Talk Radio Show, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. Mike is a young man from Milwaukee who has grown tired of the violence in his hometown and is trying to be a positive force in bringing about peace in his city.

July 4th is the day that Mike started a new Facebook page called @TeamStopTheViolence on Facebook. Here is how Mike is describing his new movement on this Facebook page:

Teenagers growing up in some of Milwaukee's toughest neighborhoods took a stand. Some of them have had family members killed by gun violence. But now, they want to be a shining light of peace; an example for others to follow.

Here's a video from YouTube that "Big Mike" (of) "It's Big Mike Time - the voice of the teens" posted on June 29, 2011, 4 days after his uncle died. I encourage you to go to YouTube (click the title of the video in the video player below) and read the nasty comments that others have left under his video. There are only 3 of them, but they are racial in content.  Again, please keep in mind that Mike is 20 years old.

*******Big Mike's YouTube account was hacked and his videos were deleted!******
(Sept. 4, 2011 - approx 6PM CST)
If he makes any new videos I'll include them in this post.

Here's a young kid that is TRYING to be a positive force in his community. That's good news. Click the following link to watch and read more about this story from the local Milwaukee FOX affiliate.

Here's more BAD NEWS (video and article). This story, which actually accounts for 2 separate incidents, a "mob looting" and an "attack by a mob of teens" (race is not mentioned), was reported on July 4th, the same day "Big Mike" began his facebook page @TeamStopTheViolence. The very first post on Mike's Facebook page was at 8:19 in the morning, approximately 8 hours AFTER to the "mob looting" and "attacks" occurred in Milwaukee, as described in the previous link, which also made national news.

Here is a 12-minute press conference (video and short article) held by Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn where he lays out the timeline of the mob looting and subsequent attacks that occurred in the early morning hours of July 4th.

Here's more GOOD NEWS where the Mother of 2 of the teens involved in the above incident makes them turn themselves in to the police department (July 6th):


I do want to state that the above video should NOT be "newsworthy." It should be the norm, and if it were, our society, as a whole, wouldn't have half of the problems that it has now.  More parents, like the woman above, need to be able to admit to themselves AND to their kids when their kids DO mess up. Their kids WILL LIE (just about every time their lips move) and all parents need to MAKE their kids be accountable. Too many parents do everything they can to make sure their "precious children" are NOT held accountable. It is the "rest of us" who are left to deal with them once they fly from the protective enclave of their parents.  If they are not raised with the skills which are necessary to survive a basic human existence, who do these coddling parents think will teach these necessary skills to their kids? It's people like me who have zero tolerance for bad behavior, which, by extension, is the criminal justice system that fills this role. If more parents would take responsibility for producing respectful, accountable, productive, law-abiding citizens, the world would be a better place. I thank the woman in the video above for being a parent that, in this case, is attempting to show her kids the right path.

OK, back to Mike...

Below is a local media report of the second anti-violence rally that Mike took part in on July 15th for which he made the following posts on the "Team Stop the Violence" Facebook page:



Team STOP the Violence (Big Mike) is have a Stop the Violence Rally Tomorrow at Sherman Park 3pm. PCA will be there supporting this great cause. Please we are asking adults and youth to come to Sherman Park and lets help make this a great event. WE MUST PUT A END TO VIOLENCE, FINALLY WE HAVE YOUTH MAKING A STAND. SEE YOU TOMORROW.. TIME TO NETWORK AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Here's the video:


So, what I've laid out for you so far, is this: One young man, who's life has been affected by "gun violence" in the most racially-segregated city in the nation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a young man that has chosen to not join those that choose to violate their own neighborhood and its citizens. He is one person that has chosen to make a stand for a better way of life. He has not chosen to let himself be overcome by the circumstances that are his life; he is choosing to seek a better way of life. He is trying to get others to join him in his new mission. This is commendable behavior for which his family should be proud.

July 23rd Mike gave an interview to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online in which he stated the following:

"I'm just so tired of people dying over dumb things," said Hagler after co-organizing a peace vigil in the Riverwest neighborhood last week in response to the ransacking of a gas station and the attack by a mob of youths on Fourth of July revelers at Kilbourn Reservoir Park.

"It only takes one person to do something negative, and other people will do the same thing," Hagler said.

"I want to be a leader who's doing something positive, and hopefully other young people will follow me."

August 4th, the racially-motivated attacks on the the Wisconsin state fairgrounds took place. You can read more about those attacks here, here, and finally, here where a state democratic lawmaker calls for a hate-crimes investigation which, ultimately, was not conducted, however, "The District Attorney will look into hate crime charges for the other suspects being investigated."

The video below includes the 911 calls to dispatch about the racially-charged attacks at the fairgrounds as well as a discussion with a "former leader of Milwaukee's white power movement" who at one time "routinely attacked people because of the color of their skin":


BACK TO MIKE. Here is Mike's August 6th response to the state fair mob attacks. This video has received over 10,000 views on YouTube and has over 250 comments, many of which, again, are racially charged, from "both sides." Once again, read the comments under the video.

*******Big Mike's YouTube account was hacked and his videos were deleted!******
(Sept. 4, 2011 - approx 6PM CST)
If he makes any new videos I'll include them in this post.

Here's the next video Mike uploaded, the following day, to YouTube (August 7th). In this video, Mike is not alone. This is an assortment of other teens from Milwaukee that are supporting Mike's "Team Stop the Violence" campaign. This video has over 13,000 views on YouTube and over 320 comments...again, many of which, are racially-charged.

*******Big Mike's YouTube account was hacked and his videos were deleted!******
(Sept. 4, 2011 - approx 6PM CST)
If he makes any new videos I'll include them in this post.
This video has been re-uploaded to YouTube. The original of this video of Big Mike's had over 20,000 views on YouTube...just for the record.

I have to say that I do have a problem with this video. The reason I have a problem with it is because only one person in the video condemns any of the attacks that have taken place. One girl in the video says "the way those kids acted (at the fairgrounds) was a disgrace to our race." That is it. The general theme of this video is that "the media is portraying black teens in a bad light." Yet, only one of the black teens that participate in this video condemns the attacks that took place. Out of fairness, I must add that I presume that the same question was asked of most of the teens that took part in this video and it must have been something like: "How do you feel black teens are portrayed by the media following the attacks at the state fair?" The answer to that question was the basic response given by most of the participants in this video. That being said, once again, I urge you to read the comments under this video on YouTube. What the hell is wrong with people?

Once again, Mike responds with another Team Stop the Violence rally on August 11th to combat the negative effects of violence on his community.

A few days after the rally, on August 19th, Mike posts to his "Team Stop the Violence" Facebook page, the following:

3 people was shot last night and one was a 15yrs old. It's crazy!!! No more meetings on why is this happening. TIME TO FIGHT BACK!!!!!

Instead of just organizing "events" Mike's group is now beginning to offer some solutions.

Mike is a courageous soul and I give him due credit for standing for something in his community. The hate that he's receiving in public (as evidenced in comments under his YouTube videos) is what we see. Having had a long-term relationship with the internet, I can personally speak to the fact that these "online rants" are probably not the only threats and negativity he's receiving.

As far as I've been able to find online (which has been my sole source of information in the writing of this article), there are only two "outside-the-media" groups that have chosen to highlight Mike's efforts. I could have missed something and, to be honest, I hope I did; I believe this kid needs MORE SUPPORT from his community than he is currently least as far as I've been able to tell with the internet being my sole source of information.

Here's an excerpt from one such source.

Too many of our so-called black leaders have failed to address this issue, instead choosing to run to every television camera they can get in front of, repeating the same old talking points about institutionalized racism. It's an insult to every single black man and woman who sacrificed his or her life to make ours better. They faced more racism than you or I can ever imagine. And this is how we repay them? By letting kids believe that there are no consequences for their actions as long as you can blame it on the white man and racism? By allowing too many young black men and women to believe that there's more value in serving time than getting an education? And instead of supporting those who stand up and speak out on the issue (Bill Cosby), we criticize them for airing out "dirty laundry." Well the secret is out, and it's not pretty. And it has to stop.

Please read the entire 8-paragraph piece above entitled "Commentary: Breakdown Of The Family Is Destroying Black Community," written by Derrell Connor.

Mr. Connor's piece exalts his heritage. He pays homage to those that have come, not only before him, but to those have come now and should feel responsible to their heritage, as well as to themselves...but, don't.

Mr. Connor's piece above also appeared on The Milwaukee Drum which is, as far as I can tell, is a source of "balanced" news (conservative and liberal opinions) for the black community in Milwaukee. The Drum posts stories from both sides of the political spectrum from left (An Open Letter to our Young, Gifted, Talented and Black) to right (Black Tea Drinkers Demonstrate at NAACP Convention).

If I could offer my well wishes and extol my hopes onto Big Mike's movement, I would offer this:
I hope that Big Mike and Derrell Connor can work together on this movement. I would hope that Mike and "Wonder Woman" from The Milwaukee Drum could meet and discuss, with Mr. Connor, some fresh ideas to promote Mike's cause. I would hope that Mike and his movement will not fall victim to the hoard of liberal do-gooders that only seek to garner the vote of the black community while making promises on which they'll never they have done to the black community for several decades. In the end, if Mike's movement is not successful it won't be because HE will be because his COMMUNITY failed him.

I know Mike is young. I'm double his age. There are days when I'm sure that I know more than most 20-year-olds. There are other days that I'm positive I do. (No typos there, btw.) I hope Mike and his movement can associate themselves with other successful leaders in the Milwaukee area (or beyond) and actually MAKE that dream of peace that Mike seeks into a reality. I know one simple, white woman in Nebraska that is rooting for you, Mike. I hope you know that there ARE people, commonly referred to as the "silent majority" in this nation, that are rooting for you as well.

In closing, I want to include three posts that just didn't seem to properly fit into the story above. They are examples of the spectrum of which this subject encompasses. I'm simply going to post them and offer nothing about them except the date they were posted and their respective titles.

August 18, 2011
Mike posted the video below to his "Team Stop the Violence" Facebook page with this message:



August 19, 2011
"Youth hold community day of action, dispel stereotyped images"

August 26 (?), 2011
"White separatist group plans protest of State Fair attacks" (To be held in Milwaukee on September 3rd, 2011.)

Here is Mike's Facebook page for TeamStopTheViolence.

Also, in honor of Mike's movement, I post this YouTube video for the Peace for Change Alliance with whom Mike has associated his new movement.

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I have some final thoughts I wish to state, now that this story has been told:

--- I have based everything in this piece on the internet research I have done over the past 48 hours+ on this subject.

--- I first came across one of Big Mike's YouTube videos while getting side-tracked Friday evening while watching a few "black vs white" fight videos that are posted on YouTube (which is not something I recommend). One of Big Mike's videos were in the "related videos" section screen-right of a video I was watching.

--- I am well aware of the various and numerous racial and non-racial attacks that have occurred all over the world within the past several weeks.

--- I am well aware of the racial discrimination that has and will continue to occur in this country (USA) over the past many months and decades. While I don't want all black youths portrayed as "violent," I, as a TEA party member wish to not be portrayed as such, either...including by the current President of the United States, Barack Obama, nor by the political party (Democrat) to which he belongs as has been done on numerous occasions.

--- There has never been a time in my 40 years on earth (nor in those of my 93-year-old Grandmother's) when a leader of this country has made an effort to create, not simply CLASS WARFARE,

..but also RACE WARFARE

...among the citizens of the United States, not to mention among those that reside here but are not citizens.

--- Mike, what you are doing is respectable, commendable, and enviable. You have chosen to take on a cause that is so necessary in today's America. I'm convinced that your movement is relevant to the future of this country. The problems that you are combating will not only reverberate in your own Milwaukee community, they are going to vibrate throughout all major cities within the United States over approximately the next 10 years. You are "ahead of the curve" in your community; yet, you are behind in the total score. Others need to join you and I hope young leaders in other major cities see the positive difference you are trying to make and will be inspired by your leadership...sooner, rather than later.

--- I wish that you and those joining you in this movement will never forget that they not only have rights afforded to all citizens of the United States by our Constitution and, thereby the grace of God, they also have responsibilities that go hand-in-hand with those God-given rights. I implore you to read and UTILIZE in your movement the new Declaration of Rights & Responsibilities offered by Glenn Beck. No one needs to know the source of this "Declaration." People just need to agree to it.

--- Mike, I encourage you to teach others in your movement to NOT rely on the hand of government, but to rely on the participation of their community. If they don't know what this truly entails, it is up to you to learn about it and teach it to them. Beware of those that wish to take advantage of you. Trust your gut and do not let your movement be co-opted by those with impure designs on you and your intent.

--- There was a time in this country when people who were in need didn't have a "government office" (whichever one it may be) to which they could turn in their hour of need (whatever that may be). As a country, we ALL need to return to this state-of-mind. The individual trumps government, always. How could some bureaucrat in some far-off state or federal government office have more of a sense of dedication to your family or to your neighbor than you? They don't. They won't. Those who have found their way to reliance on assistance from the federal, state or local government need to be shown a new light. A light that leads them to a path of self-sustenance. A light that truly lets their OWN light shine brighter than that of a hand that assists them. A light that allows them to reach the potential with which they were a gift from God.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Candidate Palin - Video

The media is obsessed with when Governor Palin will make her announcement. Why?

This video shows the date many other presidential candidates declared their candidacy. Some won. Some lost. It just proves that Governor Palin still has plenty of time to make her announcement.

Don't buy into the media hype and "strategizing" by political talking heads. They've all got an agenda which would be the preservation of the Republican party status quo. Governor Palin doesn't fit into their cute little box. Too bad.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Obama Abuses the Resolute Desk...Repeatedly.

The video below demonstrates what is considered by many people in America (those who were taught manners) to be unacceptable behavior by children or adults, much less by the President of the United States. The video includes picture after picture of President Obama with his feet - or his butt - on an historically significant piece of furniture inside the White House, the "Resolute Desk."

The name "Resolute" has great historical significance to this country as it was a gift from...well, explains it much more clearly than I would be able:

It was made from the timbers of HMS Resolute, an abandoned British ship discovered by an American vessel and returned to the Queen of England as a token of friendship and goodwill. When the ship was retired, Queen Victoria commissioned the desk from William Evenden, Royal Naval Dockyard at Chatham, England, and presented to President Rutherford Hayes in 1880.

Since the time Queen Victoria presented this gift to the United States of America not all Presidents have used it. It has been in more than one room in the White House and has served as a "desk" (because that's what it is; it's not a foot-rest) in other rooms in the White House. The Desk hasn't always resided in the Oval Office.

I'd be willing to bet a fair amount that there has not been a time in its 131-year existence that the Resolute Desk has been as abused, as it is currently being abused by President Obama (depending on whether Clinton was "using" it at the time of his extra-marital affair with Monica Lewinsky).

You can read the entire 5-paragraph article from about the Resolute Desk, plus see several pictures that show how it has been in use in the White House over the years during several different presidencies, HERE.

After reading the information about the Resolute Desk, please watch the video:

I know children, small children, who have better manners than this president. This may not seem like such a big deal to some, but to those of us who were taught by our parents to "keep your feet off the furniture," it IS a big deal. Honestly, it makes me wonder what is wrong with Obama. Who failed to teach him the basics of existing in a polite society? I pity him.

I also wonder why, throughout his adult life, he has not been able to learn for himself this basic, decent behavior. Has he not associated with any other adults who know how to behave properly in society? Why has none of the behavior of any other adults with whom he has associated rubbed-off on him? Or has he only associated with boorish brutes throughout his life? Why can he not figure out that putting his feet on a museum piece that he doesn't own is an affront to the civilized and properly-behaved people to whom it was a gift?

President Obama is not the first President, nor will he likely be the last, to put his feet on the desk. I think it must be a requirement of the office as many presidents have had "that picture" taken of themselves with their feet on the desk. One picture, I can let go....TEN, I have a problem with.

There have been times when I have put my feet on MY furniture. My furniture belongs to me and none of my furniture comes close to being "museum-quality." I, however, wouldn't dream of putting my feet on someone else's furniture, no matter its quality. That's what I was taught. That's what I respect. The thought of someone, especially a president, not knowing this staple of respect for other people's belongings is mind-boggling to me. I'm actually quite happy that I am incapable of understanding the mindset of one who fails to respect the property of others.

There is a theory that President Obama has no respect for the British, which may explain why he abuses the Resolute Desk. After all, he sent back the bronze bust of Winston Churchill that British Prime Minister Tony Blair "loaned" to the United States as a token of solidarity and support from one of our oldest allies after the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Perhaps this explains why:

Churchill has less happy connotations for Mr Obama than those American politicians who celebrate his wartime leadership. It was during Churchill's second premiership that Britain suppressed Kenya's Mau Mau rebellion. Among Kenyans allegedly tortured by the colonial regime included one Hussein Onyango Obama, the President's grandfather.

Author and scholar Dinesh D'Souza explored "The Roots of Obama's Rage" in a book by that name which was released late last year.  At the time of the release of that book, Dinesh was a guest on Glenn Beck's radio program.  You can view that entire interview below.  Dinesh goes into quite a bit of detail about why he believes Obama is anti-British.

Provided these theories about Obama's obvious contempt for the British are true, it provides some insight as to why he abuses the Resolute Desk in the manner he does. However, the theories do not provide a reason why the current President of the United States, Barack Obama, behaves like a pig.

CBC: "Real Enemy is the TEA Party"

It's apparent that the Democrat members of the CBC (Congressional Black Caucus) all received the same talking points once again.

Just this past weekend CBC member, Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), said "the TEA Party can go straight to hell."

Last night in Mimai, another CBC member, Representative Frederica Wilson (D-FL) announced to a crowd gathered for a town hall meeting in her district:
“Let us all remember who the real enemy is… the real enemy is the Tea Party… the Tea Party holds the Congress hostage.”

The subject of the town hall was supposed to be "jobs" and the fact that it turned into a partisan political gathering offended one woman who got up and walked out of the meeting. She told the local CBS Miami TV station:

“We expected more than this. We did not come here for politics, we came here for solutions.”

Here's the video from the local Miami CBS affiliate:

The repetitive usage by Democrats of the word "hostage" to describe the TEA Party is getting just a little bit tiresome. Too bad Democrats never seem to have an original idea. Watch the video I made below to see just how repetitive their old, tired lines are. This video specifically addresses their overuse of the word "hostage."

Monday, August 22, 2011

There Are Sane People on Martha's Vineyard

Why is it "on" Martha's Vineyard? Why isn't it "in" or "at" Martha's Vineyard?

Anyway, FOX News O'Reilly producer Jesse Watters took to the streets ON Martha's Vineyard to ask what people thought of President Obama vacationing there for a third time.  Not everybody was against the President, but several of them were.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

"Tea Party Can Go Straight to Hell!" - Maxine Waters

Socialist wannabe, California Democrat United States Congresswoman Maxine Waters dialed-UP the rhetoric, against President Obama's suggestions (see videos below), when she told a receptive audience:
"I'm not afraid of anybody. This is a tough game. You can't be intimidated. You can't be frightened. As far as I'm concerned, the TEA Party can go straight to hell."

See the video below. OH! Also, notice the SEIU (Service Employees International Union) members at the end of the video who stand up to cheer what Rep. Waters said about the TEA Party.

Read more from The Daily Caller HERE.

Obama called for "civility" during the health care debate in 2009.

Obama called for "civility" following the Tucson shootings early this year.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

FBI Arrest Affidavit from Palin Harassment Case is Made Public

If filthy language offends you, do not read the affidavit or the article below.

The article below is from the "Alaska Dispatch."

The affidavit that established probable cause for arresting Shawn Christy and his father Craig Christy on federal charges of interstate telephone harassment, apparently motivated by their obsession with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, has been unsealed.

The affidavit, sworn by Special Agent Jacqueline DeCou, of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Anchorage Division and dated Aug. 12, details numerous alleged calls by the Christys, residents of McAdoo, Pa., to the Fairbanks office of the law firm Clapp, Peterson, Tiemessen, Thorsness, Johnson, LLC. In May the firm secured in Alaska court a six-month protective order against the Pennsylvania men for their harrassing behavior.

The affidavit quotes from a recording of an Aug. 2 message Shawn Christy allegedly left Tiemessen. The excerpt is full of vulgarity, threats of sexual violence, threats of kidnapping and ransoming Tiemessen's children, and an anti-Semitic slur. The passage ends with, "So, if you don't want that life, pay me some fucking money now, and I'll be quiet and I'll go away. So you know what you pay me enough money I might even think about fucking Sarah for the hell of it."

The affidavit states that between Aug. 1 and Aug. 9, the Christys called Tiemessen's office line, two members of his family, the law firm's Fairbanks office main number, and several employees of the firm's Fairbanks staff several hundred times total, and that the behavior was ongoing at the time of the affidavit and had begun to affect the firm's Anchorage office.

The affidavit states the Christys allegedly identified themselves in the majority of calls, and in many of them left Pennsylvania-based call-back numbers. Many of the calls also communicated an awareness that the contact was in violation of a protective order. They also allegedly said repeatedly that they intend to come to Alaska.

One message, allegedly from Craig Christy, contains a death threat against Tiemessen, to the effect, "Cause I tell you motherfucker, you're playing with the wrong fucking boy. I tell you what, you want to play fucking games like that, I'll fucking kill you. There's a fucking threat now fucking bring it on motherfucker. You got that? You wanna fuck with my boy like that, I will come and fucking kill you."

Other messages not quoted from contain various other threats against employees of the law firm. One of the firm's legal secretaries stated to DeCou that Shawn Christy had threatened to travel to Alaska and rape one of the firm's attorneys.

The Christys were arrested for allegedly violating a federal law against making telephone calls across state lines with the intent to harass, which is a felony.

Again, if you'd like to read the foul-language-laden, "loving liberal," 5-page affidavit for yourself, you can do so HERE.

Mark Levin: "I do believe that Sarah Palin will run for President."

Glenn Beck's "Restoring Courage" Event - Live From Israel

The first of 4 live events from Glenn Beck's "Restoring Courage" begins Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 10AM CST. The event will be rebroadcast at 5PM CST on Sunday.

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Run, Sarah, Run!

Here's the latest video from Sarah Palin. This video can be found on SarahPAC.

Obama Told "You Suck" & "Fix the Economy" by Martha's Vineyard Crowd

When President Obama showed up for vacation in Martha's Vineyard for the 3rd year in a row, it wasn't all strawberries and cream, as this account, entitled "Barack Obama's Martha's Vineyard vacation looks like an act of presidential hara-kiri," from The Telegraph spells out:

President Obama begins his 10-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard today, the third year in a row he has taken his summer holiday in one of America’s most expensive resorts. During his time there he will be experiencing the kind of luxury that the vast majority of ordinary Americans can only dream about: Barack Obama will be staying in a compound which costs more to rent for a single week than most American households earn in a year.

As for the rest of the article...I only wish I could state it so well:

Obama’s decision to head to a popular playground for wealthy elites in the face of intense media scrutiny is a surprisingly reckless move. It is a particularly foolish act just 14 months away from a presidential election where he will likely end up the underdog rather than the favourite. The contrast between an imperious, out-of-touch US president and the economic plight of tens of millions of Americans could not be starker. Obama’s holiday will no doubt come to haunt him in November next year, with the economy the number one issue for voters.

Which begs the question – why did the president go ahead with his vacation despite the worst approval ratings of his presidency, plunging stock markets, falling consumer confidence, and overwhelming public disillusion with his handling of the economy? I think the answer lies in Obama’s professorial-style arrogance, and a condescending approach towards ordinary Americans.

This is a US presidency with a distinctly Upstairs Downstairs approach towards running the country. At the end of the day, Barack Obama is in a serious state of denial if he believes the US electorate won’t care if their president acts with impunity at a time of tremendous economic turmoil and uncertainty. I suspect that when he returns to Washington in September, Mr Obama may get a rather nasty shock in the polls from angry voters who won’t take kindly to their president going AWOL in the lap of luxury during a major financial crisis.

Here's Granny Jan's NEW video.  (Love it.)

This is just a guess on my part, but, I'm going to assume that "Judi" couldn't hear the guy yelling "you suck" and "fix the economy" to the President..........or, maybe she could.

Here's the original video from the Cape Cod Times. Notice the woman that speaks Norwegian at the 1:15 mark. I believe that is what Obama hears from "us" when we speak.

"Nick," from the above video, should "think that it's cool" that the president chose Martha's playground for the THIRD year in a row because of all of the "carbon emissions" he brings to the state w/ that gigantic motorcade.

BO can preach to 'em & preach to 'em & they never learn...probably means MORE subsidies (like corporations get) for more "green" employers. Who do nothing but eliminate jobs & raise MY price with each "tax increase." Thank you, progressives/liberals/democrats (one in the same). See "Spain" as a case study in the failure of "green" jobs. 2.2 jobs are lost for every one job created. How many "green" employers in the USA have failed this yr?

Friday, August 19, 2011

Obama is going to cause an alien invasion - (Video)

NASA says that unless we curb our carbon emissions, we're likely to be attacked by aliens.

"Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilisations, say scientists"

"Bad news from NASA: If we don’t reduce carbon emissions, the aliens might come and kill us"

Given all of the traveling that the President does, he's responsible for a major portion of those "carbon emissions." One would think that as much as he preaches to us about cutting down on OUR carbon emissions that he would be leading by example. Well, that would apply to one who is NOT a hypocrite so, never mind.

In the meantime, while we wait to be attacked, I made the video below...enjoy! :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Ohio Union Member Shoots a Non-union Electrical Contractor

 Ah, union-thugs at play...

This video is from FOX News:

I've done a "little" research on the violent and intimidating behavior of unions members. I put it all in this almost two-hour video that I uploaded to YouTube in April of this year.

Governor Sarah Palin On Fox News - 3 Interviews Today

Governor Sarah Palin conducted two interviews today with FOX News Channel and one with Lou Dobbs on FOX Business Channel. All three interviews are below.

America Live w/ Megyn Kelly (Part 1):

Part 2:

Lou Dobbs Tonight:

On the Record w/ Greta van Susteren (Part 1):

Part 2:

Obama Has a New Black & RED Bus, TOO!

I pay pretty close attention to the news. Every day. All day. That's certainly not to imply that I know everything that goes on. I know there are stories that I miss from time to time. Perhaps this is one of those cases.

One of the big stories in the news lately has been President Obama's phony "jobs tour" through three mid-western states (Illinois, Minnesota and Iowa) in the Secret Service's two new Canadian-made luxury BLACK buses that had a combined purchase price of $2.2 million.

Why have I seen NO mention of the fact that one of these buses is NOT black? One is ALL black. The other is black and red, as evidenced in the photo below which is a screen shot taken from the first video below.

Please leave a comment below if you have heard about this new black and RED bus. If you can provide a link to a news story that would be appreciated as well. Thanks!

Karl Marx would be proud.  His favorite color?  Red. 

See for yourself:

Maybe the new bus purchase is just another example of life imitating art as the Secret Service looks to the future? (From The Onion)

Obama Replaces Costly High-Speed Rail Plan With High-Speed Bus Plan

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Obama Gets His 26% Approval Rating On the Economy - FINALLY

The fact that the progressives in this country still think that Barack Obama is the best thing on the planet is amazing to me.  In my mind, this is just another example of what a progressive-led education system is doing to our country.

I'm amazed that for the entire time BO has been President his overall DISapproval rating has not fallen below 39%. My head has turned rapidly from side-to-side every time I've seen these new numbers.

Tonight, thanks to a link shown to me by DRUDGE, I have a new found HOPE (based in something REAL, not in Obama-provided rhetoric).

"New Low of 26% Approve of Obama on the Economy"

Finally. The Obama-supporting drones are only showing up in polling results as the ignorant, progressive, mentally-incapable, Obama-believing, left-wing crony crowd that still buys into his bulls$%#. That's good to know.  It's about damn time.

Ron Paul is Not Electable

I've recently met and become friends with a Ron Paul supporter.  Something I didn't think was possible because of my many-year internet experience with so many rabid, insulting & insistent Ron Paul fans, one of which, my new friend is not.  He recently sent me a couple of videos, in which Ron Paul was the subject, of which he was asking my opinion.  He knows that I'm a Sarah Palin supporter.  He's seen my "S PALIN" license plates on my only vehicle, which is a 1993 Ford Mustang.

I was almost finished with my response to his opinion-seeking email when I realized, "Oh, I have a new blog.  I wonder what other Ron Paul supporters would say about what I've written."  That's when I decided to make my response to him into a post here on my blog.

To set the stage, if you will, here are the videos that he sent to me.  These are two videos that discuss the media's treatment of, or dismissal of, Ron Paul as a viable candidate for the 2012 Republican nomination.

"Cnn And Politico Admit Ron Paul Media Conspiracy!"

This video is from 2008:
"How Media Spins a Story"

The following is my opinionated-response to these videos that my new Ron Paul-supporting friend was seeking, as well as my opinion of Ron Paul as a candidate, as a whole:

The media's desire (need) to elect a president is not more obvious to anyone other than a Sarah Palin supporter.  You Ron Paul fans may have been experiencing this (depending on how long you've been a supporter) for the past 12 years (he's run for Pres the last 3 elections, right?)  But, I can probably much more easily prove the media "bias," via the form of outright attacks, against Palin much more easily than I can prove the bias against Paul. (If someone can list the attacks against Ron Paul in the comment section below, I'd LOVE to see them.  Thanks!)

When Ron Paul drops out of the race (he'll be eliminated during the primaries...he won't even be on our Nebraska ballot, as in years prior) you Ron Paul fans are going to need to choose a new candidate.   If you choose to vote for "no one," you'll be complicit in the re-election of BO...I say this because I've seen many comments by Paul supporters to this effect all over the internet...that they won't vote for anyone if they can't vote for Ron Paul.   However, I've seen these kind of comments from ALL KINDS of supporters though, it's not solely the Ron Paul fans that say this. Nevertheless, I state this again, to all Ron Paul supporters: If you abstain from voting in the 2012 election you will be complicit in the "transformation" of this country.

You have to have noticed how things have changed since Rick Perry (dammit..same initials as Ron Paul...I suppose this is some Bilderberg attempt to de-legitimize "RP") entered the race.  Don't feel bad for ONLY your fellow Ron Paul supporters, feel bad for the Bachmann fans, too.  That HAD to be a HUGE slap in the face to her & her $30/vote "supporters" (as is the case with ALL Iowa straw poll "voters") following her straw poll "win."  Right?  (Yes, I know...Ron Paul doesn't pay for his voters to "vote" in the IA straw poll...Bachmann did...supposedly.)  Oh, wait, after a quick Google search, it seems I have been "misled" by whatever media outlet led me to believe that Ron Paul does NOT pay his IA straw poll voters.  Here's a link I came across that suggests otherwise. 

I think the IA straw poll is a media-created circus.  They need SOMETHING, about which, they can report.  The Iowa straw poll is NOT a predictor, by any means, of the eventual candidate.  It never has been consistent and it never will be.  If ever we need an example of what the effect of making people "pay to vote" would be, we can turn to the Iowa straw poll.  Talk about "buying an election."  What a fraud.

The entrance, and subsequent polling results, of candidate Rick Perry has shown that the race hasn't even begun yet.  There's still talk of Rudy Giuliani and Chris Christie entering, not to mention Sarah Palin. There's even been mention of Paul Ryan entering the race (PR...hmm...a reversal of "RP's" initials...wonder what that means).  There's also been SOME talk of Marco Rubio jumping in, too. I  can go WAAAY out on a limb and suggest that Allen West "hasn't made up his mind yet," either (although, I really think he has...some don't...but, I didn't think Christie...according to things he's said...would still be "considering it," either). What do I know?  Omg, what about Donald Trump?

Here's the skinny on why I think the media shafts Ron Paul:   They truly believe that he is NOT electable (there may even be a segment of the left that is AFRAID of him, as they are of Sarah Palin).  If you've been a supporter of Ron Paul's for long you HAVE to have heard that "he's not electable."   I'm not one to encourage others to abandon their morals or their principles...but, at some point, Ron Paul supporters have to be able to acknowledge that simple fact.  I understand "getting caught-up in" supporting a candidate.  I can admit that I'm NOT an "objective critic" of Sarah Palin's.

I'd love to hear a Ron Paul supporter say that they really don't think he'll ever be elected (and then, of course, go off on some diatribe about how "others just don't understand" and how we have no respect for and/or how we don't understand the Constitution, which has been my experience with MANY Ron Paul supporters).

*****WE GET IT.*****
Ron Paul stands for Liberty (which we love).
Ron Paul stands for the Constitution (which we love).
Ron Paul stands for eliminating (or at LEAST auditing) the Fed (which many of us love).

BUT, Ron Paul also stands for NOT standing up for our allies (Israel, for one) (which many of us despise).
Ron Paul stands for decreasing our military power (which we despise).
(Of course, there's more that Ron Paul is for and against, I'm not here to list them all.  I'm here to list the "big ones.")

There ya go.  That's pretty much it. Ron Paul is unelectable in America.  We Conservatives, and most Republicans, tend to LOVE our "national defense."  It's one integral part of what helped make this country what it is (or was) today.   Do the ROE's (Rules of Engagement) NEED to be changed for our warriors?  YES!  If the damned politicians would get the hell OUT of our military "ventures" (SINCE VIETNAM) we, as a nation, wouldn't be in the situation we're in.  We would have kicked-ass and settled things in Afghanistan YEARS ago.   We would have ended the BS in Iraq YEARS ago (if it ever would have begun in the 1st place).  We would have gotten rid of Gaddafi in Libya MONTHS ago (if we would have gotten involved at all).  We would have ended the brutalization of and rampant raping of women in the Congo YEARS ago, too.  We need to return to who we were YEARS ago, too.  But, FIRST, we need to "right our own ship."  Then and ONLY then, will we return to the "superpower" that we were YEARS ago.

Ron Paul doesn't support any of this.  Therefore, Ron Paul is unelectable in America where her people care about the treatment of not only her own citizens but also care about standing up for what is good and what is right throughout the world.  Yes, there is much to be said about being the "world's policemen."  If we don't do it, who will?  If we can't afford it, what happens to liberty, not only in the United States, but the world over? 

Has the United States stood for ALL that is right on every single policy or humanitarian cause in the world?  Ashamedly, no.  Would Ron Paul stand up for ANYTHING worldwide that IS our business as a "right and just people?"  No.  This is one reason (among others) why "the majority" will continue to reject him as our President.  As Bill O'Reilly keeps repeating ad nauseum on his show, we ARE a "moral nation" and we should continue to be so.

Also, in saying "continue to," I refer to how we have been perceived by the world in the past, not how we are now.  Is this to say that I CARE what the world thinks of us?  Yes.  If they don't FEAR US they'll gang up on us.  I don't like to be bullied.  Do you?

(And, if Ron Paul becomes the nominee, I'll vote for him over Obama.)

Could Lone Wolf Attack Happen in U.S.?

The closer we get to the 10th "anniversary" of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2011, the more the Obama administration is ratcheting-up the rhetoric about the possibility of a "lone wolf attack" happening on our soil.

While I believe the chances of the government being able to stop a "lone wolf" are not great, I wonder about the possibility of more "organized" attacks, such as the one that occurred on September 11th, almost 10 years ago.

Video from FOX News:

There is no rational explanation for the Obama administration's continual denial, or perhaps better-stated, "refusal of admission," that radical muslim terrorists are STILL a threat to the citizens of the United States of America, her territories and her citizens worldwide.

Except this:

When Eric Holder resigns, it will be a great day for America.

As will the date America once again chooses an America-loving President.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Failure Succeeds in the Obama Admin - ATF Promotes Gunrunner Supervisors

The LA Times reported today just exactly what one needs to do in order to "move up" within the Obama administration:

The ATF has promoted three key supervisors of a controversial sting operation that allowed firearms to be illegally trafficked across the U.S. border into Mexico.

All three have been heavily criticized for pushing the program forward even as it became apparent that it was out of control. At least 2,000 guns were lost and many turned up at crime scenes in Mexico and two at the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.

The three supervisors have been given new management positions at the agency's headquarters in Washington. They are William G. McMahon, who was the ATF's deputy director of operations in the West, where the illegal trafficking program was focused, and William D. Newell and David Voth, both field supervisors who oversaw the program out of the agency's Phoenix office.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Congressman Fortenberry's Town Hall - Norfolk, NE - An Exercise in Aggravation

Wednesday, August 20, 2011 Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R) (1st Congressional District) hosted a town hall meeting at the Northeast Community College Lifelong Learning Center in Norfolk, NE. Approximately 130-150 people attended this standing-room only meeting.

I've only attended one other town hall meeting in my life and that one was hosted at the same location about 2 years ago by Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson (D). Town hall meetings and other local appearances by statewide elected representatives are usually held during the day and the necessity to work has always precluded my attendance. I made special arrangements to my work schedule to be able to attend this town hall meeting.

I must admit that I generally don't concentrate much of my effort on local or statewide politics, frankly because it bores the snot out of me. After attending this town hall meeting I'm beginning to re-think my level of activity on the local and statewide level.

Part of my hesitance from "getting involved" stems from a despicable and life-altering experience I had working for the City of Norfolk almost a decade ago. I saw then, what the level of interest in my local community was in "doing the right thing." It was nil. People sure enjoy bitching about the taxes they pay but VERY few of them really care enough to actually DO anything about it. They've got other things to bitch about their taxes.

Back to this town hall meeting. I went into this meeting knowing a few things about Congressman Fortenberry that I wasn't particularly pleased with (like his vote to increase the debt ceiling). However, I was really HOPING to come away from this meeting feeling reassured that the Congressman was the RIGHT person for the job. The exact opposite was my final reaction.

I must say that it took me several days to decide what my true feelings were about the entire experience. There were so many things that occurred in that meeting that frustrated and aggravated me on such a level I didn't know possible that I had to take several days to form a clear understanding of it.

The main sentiment with which I came away from this meeting was this:
If these are the kind of people that are in Washington, D.C. "representing" us, we, as a Nation, are screwed. Forget a future for your kids, your grand kids and future generations that have yet to be born. NONE of them will know the country that you did. We are living through truly historic times, as we are witnessing Her final days and "representatives" like Congressman Fortenberry are contributing to Her decline.

Here's why I'm so harsh on the Congressman: I found him to be cocky, a bit condescending and sometimes downright rude. He had his good moments...he told a couple of silly jokes, he thanked a nice family that had brought him an edible gift of homemade something-or-other and at times his demeanor seemed to be that of someone who really did "care."

It was the times that the Congressman seemed aggravated by the presence and MILDLY forceful questioning of one man in particular that Congressman Fortenberry's (referred to as "Jeff" from here on out) real personality seemed to come to the forefront. Jeff was visibly ticked-off about the man's (whom I'll refer to as "Brandon") line of questioning and insistence that Jeff justify his vote to increase the debt ceiling. None of us got a worthy explanation to Brandon's question. Jeff got ticked and told Brandon "I've already answered your question." No. He hadn't.

There was one other time during this town hall meeting that Brandon made the mistake of saying something. These moments, all shown in the video below, really ticked Jeff off. Jeff could be seen visibly sighing, tilting his head and raising his arms (and possibly rolling his eyes) in exasperation when Brandon made the mistake of addressing his elected representative for a second time. Jeff's visible exasperation with Brandon's questioning and his ONE other comment were completely uncalled for and difficult to understand.

What was Jeff's problem with this ONE constituent? I can't answer that. I can only react to it, as I'm guessing others at this meeting did too. Maybe it was the fact that Brandon didn't appear to be impressed by the presence of Jeff. Maybe it was because Brandon tried to hold Jeff to a basic principle of answering his question, which, after all, was the reason we were all there. We weren't there to hear a lecture from Jeff, as he subjected us to for the first 25 minutes of this town hall meeting. We were there to have a dialogue with our Congressman. Something Jeff wasn't going to have anything to do with where Brandon was concerned.

Also, there were others who seemed to have NO limit on the amount of conversation that they were allotted by Jeff. However, Brandon was only allotted his one question and his attempted rebuttal which was brushed-off by Jeff. Later, when Brandon prodded Jeff to answer a woman's question about Jeff's opinion of the TEA Party Jeff said to Brandon, "Would you st...would you please stop? I already asked you once to stop interrupting." No. He didn't. That never happened. Jeff may have thought he did. He may have WANTED to tell Brandon to shut up, but he didn't do it until this situation arose.

There were other times when people brought up inane issues, like the effect of the amount of pay that TWENTY Obama administration officials earn has on the nation's debt. "That's the problem, right there," this questioner stated. Jeff really didn't have much to say to these kind of suggestions. What could he? Well, he could have told the man the true nature of the economic issues that this country really faces. Instead, he just let the people believe that this was actually something that would or could lead to the decline of our country. I thought that was quite dishonest and misleading on Jeff's part. In my book, allowing misinformation to perpetuate is not acceptable behavior for a Congressman. It is irresponsible.

There's only one more thing that took place during this town hall meeting that I'm willing to spend any more of my time on typing out a description of and it is this:
At the end of the town hall meeting and as the majority of people had left or were on their way out the door, Brandon and a few other people (mostly Jeff's staff/handlers) approached Jeff who was still standing at the front of the room speaking with others. I wanted to hear what was going to transpire so I, too, walked up to the front of the room with my video camera still recording. I didn't hear it at the time but upon later review of my recording of this meeting one of Jeff's large, male staff members could be heard saying to Brandon, "Are you going to behave?" Now, I have NO CLUE what that was about. My PRESUMPTION is that this was an attempt to intimidate Brandon. Brandon decided that it wasn't worth his time or energy to remain waiting for Jeff to finish his conversation with others and he left without any further questioning of the Congressman.

Intimidation and disenfranchisement complete, Congressman.

I know of two people that will never vote for you again.

One more note, in the interest of full-disclosure: "Brandon" is a non-threatening, non-violent, knowledgeable member of our local 9/12 Group, as am I.

I'm tired of thinking and typing about this debacle. Here's the video. Judge for yourself. Yes, it's long. Jump ahead to about the 23:30 mark to skip-past Jeff's lecture. During my editing of this video, in an effort to make MY opinion known of Jeff, I added MANY comments on-screen to this video. These are MY opinions and are not intended to represent the opinion of any other person or group. This is my video.

Here's another video of Congressman Fortenberry having a "discussion" with a constituent who challenged the Congressman at a town hall meeting held this month in Lincoln. It seems this behavior is normal for Jeff. (This is not my video.):

If you care to read more about Nebraska statewide issues and politicians, the folks over at Grassroots In Nebraska (GiN) have done a TON of phenomenal work on a range of issues that should be a "must-read" for all Nebraskans.