sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Citizen Journalists (Bloggers)

Why are there citizen journalists? 

The mainstream media hates blogs like this one with a rampant passion. But why do we exist? Are we simply people with nothing better to do? We are the generally voiceless middle class. Most of us have raised or are raising families, we work and we feel that the balance and integrity that the mainstream media should have is TOTALLY lacking.

Most bloggers are disgusted with the bias of the mainstream media, which propelled Barack Obama, a man wholly unqualified to hold public office, let alone that of President of the United States. It goes a lot further than Obama, but he is emblematic of the problem.

Obama said that after his election, he will have more flexibility. He said this to Russia, who Obama also said is our biggest concern. The only reason he would need to wait until AFTER the election to have flexibility to do something with Russia would be that it will be unpopular, and would jeopardize his reelection chances. Either that, or outright illegal. Neither would surprise me. However, imagine how the mainstream media would have covered it if George W. Bush or Governor Mitt Romney made a similar secret pact with the President of the Russian Federation on an open microphone.

The news media is ignoring signs of mass revulsion towards President Obama. In the West Virginia Democrat primary, an incarcerated felon received 40% of the vote versus Obama. In deep blue Massachusetts and Connecticut, GOP Senate candidates are even, or leading in recent polls. In pro-union Wisconsin, Walker won by a country mile. But worst of all for Mr. Obama, several recent polls show Romney competitive in Illinois -- Obama’s home state. Romney is actually winning by a landslide in the suburbs of Obama’s Chicago. Even in Cook County, the country’s biggest Democratic stronghold, Romney leads by double digits among independents (43-31) and white voters (53-40). These are very bad signs for Obama. But you won't hear it on MSNBC, CNN or ABC.

After the 2010 census, electoral votes were added to states that lean Republican in elections: Texas, Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, South Carolina, and Utah. Deep blue Democrat states like New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Massachusetts lost electoral votes. Why is everyone running away from these ultra liberal, high tax states in the first place? Isn’t that alone proof of the failure of Democratic Party policies as applied in governing? Many bloggers are suspicious and voice their concerns, but you won't see the Mainstream Media probing it.

The Tea Party was manufactured by a combination of abhorrent draconian behavior of Liberal icons such as Pelosi, Reid and Obama. The mainstream media still refers to Tea Party members in negative terms. Why such disrespect for a political opinion. They don't show the same disdain for the Occupy Wall Street protesters who destroy, soil and defame. Why?

Enter the conservative bloggers. Be proud mainstream media. You've created us. 

You've forced us to delve into stories that you fail to cover fairly and thanks to the Internet, we are able to express our opinions to the world without censorship. No, we're not professional journalists, but you'll note that our numbers are swelling thanks to you.

Shameless Self Promotion

Your Amazon Author Rank:
2778 in Action & Adventure

Today, added an author ranking in addition to individual sales ranking of books. There are those who read this blog who will think that the number above reflects an a anemic showing, but I'll take it.

Of the books I've written, White Powder: A Novel of the CIA and the Secret War in Laos, has done better than the others in terms of consistent sales. 
There is something intoxicating about a secret. There's something terrifying about a shadow war. You may not know much about Laos or the world of WHITE POWDER. You aren't supposed to.

Drugs, sex, and murder combined with personal and national agendas to create the hidden world of heroin where governments and drug empires collide. 
WHITE POWDER is the story of US Army officer, Craig Burton, who became something else. Burton's metamorphosis can't be explained except within the context of others whose roles played a part in the outcome.

It's a story of spies from various nations with both personal and national agendas who congregated in Laos and were willing to do ANYTHING to meet their objectives. The end inevitably justified the means.

Lastly, it's also the story of Charlotte Sabon, who met Craig Burton, fell in love and was willing to commit murder to keep him. In the end she got both what she wanted and what she deserved.

The Cartel Wars Novels began with Bloody Mexico.

In dystopian México, the absence of a just and moral government has led to a vacuum where evil runs virtually unchecked. Society festers where an underground empire rules a land in self-destruct mode. Rampant corruption at all levels thrives in an environment where many compromise their principles and their virtue for narco-money. 

-Retired CIA Case Officer Gary Granger is headed back to Bloody México, where he will find improbable love and will risk everything.

-Santiago Iglesias-Aznar is planning to take the narco war to the United States to suit his own ends and he doesn't care how many people will die in the process.

-Lance Parkyn left the US Marine Corps and now he teaches people to hit the targets they're aiming at. The law of unintended consequences is about to take over his life.

The Cartel Wars continued with The Old Whore.

In the peculiar cultural of the Central Intelligence Agency, "old whores" are people who will do whatever it takes to get the job done, irrespective of the cost.
As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern, all too real, dramatic fiction, espionage, intrigue, romance and adventure. The story transports us to modern Mexico, where the absence of a just and moral government has led to a vacuum where evil runs virtually unchecked. 

Mexican society festers and an underground empire rules a land in self-destruct mode. The cult of Holy Death threatens to unleash unthinkable horror, through their 'Dead Saint's' thirst for blood. An American intelligence failure requires a cover-up. Argentine and Macedonian hit squads miss the mark. A murder in Paraguay sends a bereaved widow on a quest for justice and retired CIA case officer Gary Granger is called on to manage a deniable solution to the American President's problem.