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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Election Predictions - one week out

This is my last blog posting for about ten days - which will carry through the 2012 Election on November 6. It's only fitting and proper for me to predict the outcome of the election. This way you can shake your heads at my amazing ability to see into the future or alternately to use me as the butt of political jokes.

ROMNEY - 320 Electoral Votes

  • The Texas Republic - They're tired of the ObamaNation and can be counted on to do the right thing. The Texas economy has done well despite Obama, primarily based on continued oil revenues, but they want more than the sort of hope and change that Obama promised and didn't deliver.
  • Florida - The state is trending Republican and I think that voter enthusiasm will put Romney over the top.
  • Pennsylvania - Outside of the urban hell holes, the state is solid red. There isn't the sort of ObamaMania that existed in 2008 and I think it will be a Romney win.
  • Ohio - In much the same way as Pennsylvania, the Obama machine will twist arms to get voters out, but I don't think that it will be enough.
  • Michigan - The Democrats thought that it was a locked up state for them, but I think that it will go to Governor Romney.
  • West Virginia - A state where 40% of the Democratic Party primary vote went to a convicted felon doing time in prison over Pres. Obama can be relied on to vote for Gov. Romney
  • The Southern States - Georgia, North and South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Mississippi have always been foregone conclusions in my mind for the Republican Party.
  • The Rocky Mountain States - Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana - and Colorado (though close) will go to Governor Romney.
  • The Dakotas - North Dakota and South Dakota look solid for the Republicans.
  • The Midwest - Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, and Nebraska will be Republican victories.
  • Alaska - Reliably Republican.
  • Arizona - Mixed liberal and conservative populations but I think that they'll go to Governor Romney.
  • Virginia - Navy state, will wither under the cuts form another Obama term. Even though the population is divided between conservatives and liberals, I think that Romney will win.
  • Wisconsin - I think that the state will go Republican based on recent elections and turn-out there.
  • Nevada - In Las Vegas a lot of liberals can't vote because they're convicted felons (true, not a joke) but if they could vote, it would be for Obama. I think that the conservative north and the pockets of conservatives in the south will carry the day for Romney.
  • New Hampshire - I have to rely on polling for this call, but I suspect that it will go to Governor Romney.
It's a safe bet that the Republican Party will retain control of the House of Representatives. I suspect that the Senate will remain close with only an outside possibility of the Democratic Party losing control. Though it might end up 50/50 with Vice President Paul Ryan casting the deciding vote.

OBAMA - 218 Electoral Votes

  • California - The state is likely to go to Obama, but I suspect that the margin of victory will be much smaller than predicted.
  • New York - The liberal bastion will go to Obama as Jews and Muslims link arms in their love for The One.
  • Illinois - Chicago and the inner city hell will vote Democrat even though the rest of the state is red. Much like California where the urban population, dependent on ObamaCare, ObamaPhones, welfare and union sinecures will push to keep their subsidies.
  • New Jersey - As with California, New Jersey is likely to have a much closer race than anticipated. Gov. Chris Christie has begun to turn things around by using the same conservative philosophy that Gov. Romney espouses. Will people want that or will they vote on the basis of race and hand-outs? It remains to be seen.
  • Washington - Usually goes Democratic. I'm not sure why. They just do.
  • Washington DC - None of the people who vote in the district, live in the district (with the exception of a few of the richest who have townhomes in Georgetown). It's a lock for Obama.
  • Massachusetts - Even though it's home to Governor Romney and Senator Scott Brown was elected to the Teddy Kennedy seat in the Senate, it's more likely to go to Obama. It's a liberal state that is known to flip-flop when conditions the liberals put in place create dire emergencies.
  • Minnesota - Home to Hubert Humphrey, George McGovern (the only state that didn't go to Ronald Reagan in '84) and Senator Franken, former star of Saturday Night Live. I don't understand why the state has that lunatic liberal bent, but it does.
  • Connecticut - Could go either way but I'm guessing that they'll stick to their liberal roots. 
  • Oregon - Could go either way. The state is generally liberal but there have been signs of cracks in the stolid liberal vermeer. I'm guessing that they'll want Obama to keep it up for another four years.
  • New Mexico - The state is a lot like California, home to liberal fruits and nuts combined with a very large dependent (welfare) population, they usually vote somebody else's pocketbook, which is to say, the Obama/Chicago way.
  • Rhode Island and Delaware - Together they make up the land mass of a very small state. Home to crazy Slow Joe Biden, they are solidly backing Obama and money from other states to fuel their recovery.
  • Vermont - As with other states who seem enthralled with liberalism and 'the progressive agenda', I think that they'll go with Obama and their beloved Democratic Party.
  • Hawaii - Vastly dependent on government hand-outs, and a solid welfare culture that resents tourists but embraces their money. It's home to Obama (maybe) and they'll hope that he keeps pushing them money from the "Lower 48".
  • Maryland - Home of vast government largess under the ObamaNation has prospered with the trillions in borrowed spending. I'm guessing that they don't have the sense to vote Obama out.
  • Maine - Liberal bastion will do as anticipated.

The nation is sharply divided on what our future should look like. My predictions may be overly optimistic base on my hopes that the matter will be decided on the side of a free market, less government and a halt to collectivism and the advance of socialism.

And to all of the Hollywood types who have threatened to leave if Governor Romney wins, please start packing now.

Karl Rove - UPDATE
My prediction: Sometime after the cock crows on the morning of Nov. 7, Mitt Romney will be declared America's 45th president. Let's call it 51%-48%, with Mr. Romney carrying at least 279 Electoral College votes, probably more.

Happy Progressive Halloween

lifted shamelessly from Michelle Malkin

I am NOT ashamed of the American Flag

Watch the video below, played at different speeds.

Remind me again why roughly half of all Americans want this guy to be president again, and for his wife to remain as First Lady?

I have a lot of friends who have served under the standard and have had their caskets draped with that flag that Michelle Obama and her husband, Barack, are not all that enamored by.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Special Operators take a STAND!

Please re-tweet and share this YouTube video as widely as you are able.

We don't bow to anyone.

You need to ask yourself where you stand and why you stand where you do on this election because the result of retaining this president in office will be profoundly bad both for the nation collectively and for us as individuals. President Barack Obama has done a number of very wrong things and my purpose is not to enumerate them here. However there are a number of people who disagree with the president and believe that America is exceptional. There are Americans who don't believe that an American president should bow to any king and have fought and died to make sure that never happened. President Obama conducted an apology tour in the Middle East, bowing, groveling and begging forgiveness from every petty potentate that he met while at home he spent more money than all previous presidents COMBINED, indebting both us, our children and our grandchildren.

We need a change in national leadership that can only come with your votes. 

Don't be afraid to vote for America.

Don't be afraid to pray for America.

Role of Government in My Life?

This is what I want from the government (not in any particular order):
  • A military second to none. President Obama wants to bring the US in line with the Europeans militarily. That is not satisfactory to me. I've been to war and it isn't pretty. Walk softly and carry a big stick works. I never wish to see a war on American soil.
  • A level playing field. While I personally believe that affirmative action is no longer necessary, I understand that there are those who would disagree that "content of character" trumps color of skin. However, government should regulate - which means "to make regular" the rules under which we live with an eye toward promoting life, liberty and the ability to pursue happiness. (Tenth Amendment) Everything that can be delegated to states should be. Everything that states can delegate to counties should be and everything that counties can delegate to local government should be so that  the people can take personal action to deal with the problems that they face. This is the very best way to level the field.
  • Legislators are not sacred cows. They should make no law that exempts themselves from that law (ObamaCare comes to mind) nor should they accord themselves breaks that are not equally accorded to everyone else. (All pigs are equal but some are more equal than others philosophy)
  • Allow me to be a sovereign individual. Government should work diligently to allow everyone the right to live without onerous mandates that impact the citizen's abilities to live lives where they determine their own outcomes and work for their own advancement. I don't want the government to 'pick winners and losers'. This means that people should be free to arm and defend themselves. When seconds count, the police are minutes away.
  • Encourage education in NECESSARY fields. I feel that giving student loans to students who with to major in the humanities is a waste of GOVERNMENT money. If somebody wants a liberal arts major, they can pay for it themselves. The US is behind in the sciences and we should encourage those majors. (Nobody believes that we have too few attorneys and social workers to meet the need)
  • Healthcare is 20% of the economy and people from around the world come to the US to be treated because the level of care is second to none. Maintaining that reputation requires competition and a free market. Offering the lowest possible prices requires that government open markets to allow the medical and medical insurance industries to compete fairly in all states and territories. There needs to be a safety net for the poorest among us. We all should continue to contribute to that as a nation as we have been.
  • Treat other nations fairly and demand the same treatment by them.
  • Over regulation of financial markets and requiring that loans be accorded to people who could never qualify for them caused the financial markets to collapse in 2008. The free market picks winners and losers effectively, the government does not.
  • Work to establish complete energy independence from the Middle East. Encourage nuclear power, coal power and other resources that are available to fulfill that urgent need.
  • Work to establish manufacturing independence from China through opening markets in Latin America. I understand that this is a Romney talking point and I didn't copy it from him. I personally believe that it's necessary for the coming century. At the moment, our economy is almost completely dependent on cheap Chinese imports. That is not good.
  • When all else fails, resort to the Constitution...

I lived through the miserable Carter years and America is suffering through the same treatment at the hands of President Obama. I also lived through the Reagan years and understand the difference.

President Carter apologized to everyone and spent trillions on the Cold War. Iranians took hostages at the embassy in Teheran because they didn't fear President Carter. (he was a weak man - afraid of his shadow) Reagan ended the Cold War in his presidency and returned the nation to prosperity.

Every twenty or thirty years we need to be reminded what made and what keeps America great. Replacing what is good with 'what sounds good' hasn't worked so far. For example, people believe that we can't afford to pay for doctors, hospitals and medical care but they feel that it's a splendid idea to pay for all of those things AND a massive government bureaucracy to manage it -- so long as somebody else pays for it. While "money for nothing and chicks for free" sounds good, it never works. It's time to get rid of "Obama Phones" and other cheap tricks designed to keep one party in power.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Benghazi Terror (Redux)

What do we know and what don't we know about the attack on Benghazi on September 11, 2012.

SECDEF Leon Panetta told a news conference Thursday that four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were left to die in Benghazi without a rescue attempt. We know that the two drones over the site of the battle lingered over the battle site and that it was viewed in real time at the Pentagon, the White House, the State Department and the CIA. It was likely piped directly to Air Force One as President Obama winged his way to Las Vegas to party with Beyonce and Jay Z. We do not know whether or not President Obama watched it up until the point where the party began.

SECDEF Panetta said that,  "The basic principle is that you don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on, without having some real-time information about what's taking place."

In addition to the video from the overhead assets, real-time emails and telephone calls poured into CIA/STATE/DEFENSE/WHITE HOUSE detailing an attack by at least 20 armed terrorists on the US  Benghazi consulate. We knew that Ambassador Stevens was crouched in a safe room waiting for help as the al Qaida affiliate terrorist group Ansar al-Sharia boasted openly of their attack. The terrorists even used Facebook...

General Carter Ham (commanding AFRICOM) said that he received no orders to send aid to the battle, which would square with what SECDEF Panetta has told us. We know that neither the US Air Force or Navy were directed to send any available assets to support the valiant, but ultimately doomed CIA protective officers (former SEALs).

Both CIA Protective Officers (Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty), ignored  orders to "stand down," and were not in the least bit confused about what was happening and what to do about it. As soon as they learned that Ambassador Stevens and nine other people at the consulate were under attack, they rushed to their defense. They died more than six hours after the attack began manning a bloody machine gun and waiting for help that never came.
As former Assistant Defense Secretary Bing West writes on the pages of National Review: "The U.S. military base in Sigonella, Sicily, was 480 miles away from Benghazi. Stationed at Sigonella were Special Operations Forces, transport aircraft and attack aircraft ... Fighter jets could have been at Benghazi in an hour; the commandos inside three hours." Your administration had seven hours, Mr. Secretary, seven hours. (IBD)
The Obama Administration spin doctors manufactured the blame and directed it not at their own behavior but at a YouTube video that is critical of Islam (that nobody had seen). UN Ambassador Susan Rice made the talk show circuit, proliferating the lie.

Where is President Obama in all of this? We don't know because he isn't going to tell us. It's embarrassing and he has an election to win.

The raid on the bin Laden compound was to be his crowning achievement in an otherwise dismal, insipid four year term. And it was eclipsed by both his signature cowardice and his unwillingness to be a genuine Commander-in-Chief.

Or you can just watch MSNBC because you know they won't cover this.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Obama's Central Intelligence Agency

The US Central Intelligence Agency finds and trains some of America's very best people to go out in harms way and do difficult things. The CIA brings very qualified people such as the former SEALs who were providing security at the CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya to work with them.

But when they were being over run by jihadi terrorists and are screaming for help -- Headquarters said "NO". Am I the only one who finds that mildly interesting?

When two CIA annuitants (working part time for the CIA) in Mexico City and one Mexican Navy captain were attacked between Mexico City and Cuernavaca two months ago, what message came from CIA Headquarters? "Stand Down - on any response to the cartels." (the Beltran Leyva Narcotics Cartel hired ten Mexican police officers to attack the CIA embassy vehicle) They eventually had Mexican Federal Police (SSP) descend on northern Sinaloa where they've done just about nothing to the Beltrans because the SSP's intelligence is faulty and CIA doesn't trust their proxies enough to give them the good stuff.

Is CIA Headquarters under Barack Obama 
a haven for burnt-out, risk-averse pension-seekers?

A casual outside observer might be inclined to think that is the case.

The Obama White House watched the real-time attack on the US Consulate and CIA Annex in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 and advised against a response. The motivation for that response has yet to be fully explained by Secretary Clinton and President Obama. President Obama would seem to have other things on his mind, like his second term in office (see right). 

The cynic in me feels that he might have been watching the attack real-time in the situation room, eating popcorn and drinking a beer - or smoking weed, since we know that calms the presidential nerves. (it's therapeutic pot) However the realist in me understands that he likely didn't care, explaining to his loyal cadres that they were all to lock step and declare that it was the response to a YouTube video that nobody saw.

The CIA will have classified it all in the interest of national security...

It's simply another day in the ObamaNation and one can not help but wonder what, if anything, a new president can or will do to change the culture of the risk-averse (I didn't say cowardly) Central Intelligence Agency. Your tax dollars at work.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Obama Honors Navy SEALs

President Obama, is the HERO of the assault on Usama bin Laden and is also the upcoming star of Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden. It's a film that will be released two days before the presidential election that demonstrates how the President (nearly) personally lead US Navy SEALs in their assault on bin Laden's compound in Pakistan at great personal risk. (is the president trolling for another Nobel Prize?)

Below, find an account of one father as President Obama --- honors the fallen at Benghazi. This Charles Woods' account of his meeting with the Commander-in-Chief.
Charles Woods, father of former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods who died at the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, met President Obama: “I could tell…He kinda mumbled, I’m sorry. His face was looking at me but his eyes were looking over my shoulder like he couldn’t look me in the eye...shaking his hand was like shaking a dead fish." 
"Hillary came over and she didn't appear to be one bit sincere at all." 

The Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, a political action committee made up of former special operations and intelligence members, says it will air an anti-Obama ad in key swing states during the prime-time debut of Weinstein's new "Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden."


Set to air on the National Geographic Channel two days before the Presidential election, “SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden,” is billed as the “real inside story behind the manhunt and raid that took down al-Qaeda’s notorious leader, told through the eyes of the military and intelligence teams involved.”

But rather than focusing on the heroes who carried out the mission, President Obama now takes center stage in the film, with voice-overs, still photographs and archival footage being added after "SEAL Team Six" was purchased in May for a reported $2.5 million by Harvey Weinstein, a big supporter of the President.

Not only that, Meghan O’Hara – a producer for Obama supporter Michael Moore’s films “Fahrenheit 9/11,” “Sicko” and “Bowling for Columbine” – was the one hired to gather that extra footage.

A report in the New York Times said the new footage serves to “strengthen Mr. Obama’s role and provide a window into decision-making in the White House,” a move the report says will “bolster claims that the 90-minute film amounts to a political stunt.”

Indeed called it an “Obama Infomercial From Michael Moore’s Favorite Producer” which they say is essentially “about the man that sat on his ass while they (SEAL Team Six) risked their lives.”

But filmmaker John Stockwell denies the claims the film and its release timing are politically motivated, telling that he and Weinstein “never discussed politics. He was just concerned with getting the details right.” But it seems some political aspects of the movie were too much for the National Geographic Channel, which had a scene depicting GOP nominee Mitt Romney appearing to oppose the raid removed from the final cut, the Times reports. 

Challenge: Give to Barry's Kids!

Barack Obama, the foreign student from Indonesia
Yesterday, Donald Trump offered $5million to the charity of President Obama's choice if he released his college applications, college transcripts and his passport (travel records) before becoming president. It's an opportunity for the president to give to Barry's Kids!

Donald Trump knows something that many Americans seem to be completely out to lunch on. President Obama is embarrassed about his college transcripts not because he was a lackluster student. He doesn't want to release them because they'll show that he was a "foreign student" from Indonesia with the declared faith of Islam. It would be a poison pill for a would-be president running for re-election. 

OR maybe Trump is completely wrong. If that's the case, Barack should do the right thing and release his records and help BARRY'S KIDS!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Romney's Navy

Sourcing: John Lehman

I may be jumping the gun on this because Governor Mitt Romney is still a presidential contender. However from President Obama's jocular comments in the third presidential debate, it's clear that he has no clear (or rational) understanding of either the US Navy or how a navy works to secure American interests beyond that understanding that one would expect a reasonably well read fifth grader to have. 

Providing Governor Romney becomes President Romney, he plans to raise the number of US Naval ships built per year from nine to “approximately 15,” aimed at a fleet of about 350 ships. Mr. Romney offers a few specifics on how they would add more than 60 ships total over ten years and replace another 100 aging vessels during that time via former SECNAV, John Lehman.
John Lehman, President Ronald Reagan’s 600-ship-era Navy secretary and one of the architects of Romney’s plans for the military, sat down with Defense News on Oct. 4.
Among the new details he revealed: Plans are in place to create an 11th carrier air wing. F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter production would continue beyond 2014. The amphibious fleet would be built up to the Marine Corps’ requirement of 39 ships. An entirely new, battle-group-deployable frigate would be procured, along with a ballistic missile defense ship. The Romney Campaign has pledged to build more submarines and destroyers, and production of the littoral combat ship (LCS) would continue. 
USS Mesa Verde LPD 19 - maybe the hull type for the new AMDR
The newly developed Air Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) is simply too big to fit on existing cruisers, so the US Navy intends to create a missile defense ship, possibly deployed on a larger hull, such as the San Antonio Class LPD 17 hull, fitted out for the newer need rather than as an amphibious assault ship. These ships, equipped with the new radar are specifically designed to counter newer Chinese ballistic missiles designed to kill US Aircraft Carriers. 

The Regional Air Defense Ship wouldn't need to travel with a carrier battle group because its umbrella would be large enough to deal with threats "regionally". The new AMDR Ship would also be equipped with a large number of larger, longer range missiles that won't fit in existing hulls.

Governor Romney's plan for the US Navy also includes replacing the aging FFG 7 Class of escort ships. The FFG 7 was of somewhat limited use when it was first envisioned as a Soviet sub hunter and today they are very old and are obsolete. The specifics of a new class of frigate are still being worked out and costs will rely on two or more competitive designs.

A Romney Navy would immediately reverse President Obama's decision to stop production of the F/A-18 Super Hornet in 2014. "The actual mix of F-35s and F-18s on the air wings is something that will be looked at carefully."
Mr. Lehman: One of the top priorities of the Romney program is to fundamentally change and fix the procurement mess. We used to be able to bring complex systems from initiation to deployment in seven years. Essentially, the F-16 only took about seven years. Polaris and Minuteman only took four years. And in those days, with comparatively primitive technology, there were far more complex challenges to integrate systems than even the F-22 today. F-22 took 22 years. In fact, according to the Defense Business Board, the average for the Department of Defense is 22 years. Well that’s crazy.
Trimming the Military Bureaucracy

There are now 250 joint task forces, and they all require uniformed manning from all the services. Most of that is driven by Goldwater-Nichols, because you had to create joint billets so that every officer could get their four years on a joint staff. And the Joint Staff itself in the Pentagon is, according to the Defense Business Board, almost three times the size of what it was during the Reagan administration, with half the size of the force.
Mr. Lehman: So there’s been this bureaucratic bloat, not driven by intention, but by the fact that all these new offices are created in [the Pentagon] and in the combatant commands and the functional commands, that you have to provide people for them. There’s just not a requirement for that. So that needs to really have a real serious scrub, and those billets freed up for our operational sailors.
Part of the reason for the large (and disproportional) number of flag officers is the artificial creation of all these joint task forces and requirements offices. All the new bureaucracy that’s been created over the years is pure overhead. You’ve got to eliminate that before you size the number of flags you have. There will be no hesitation to cut flags if that is what is needed. And my guess is it probably will be needed in all the services.

President Obama is a dangerous clown. I hate to refer to the Commander-in-Chief in that way, but he has such a limited understanding of what it takes to make the nation safe and secure in a meaningful and cost-effective way that it almost defies the imagination.

The Romney plan makes sense, isn't overly ambitious and while expensive, is necessary to retain American credibility over the next decade.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Firearms Essentials

Yes, it's the night of the last of three presidential debates, but there are things that we need to cover first simply as a matter of training. If you live in the country, you don't need to watch this video. However, if you're a city dweller, it's essential.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

People who are "On the List"

I've got a little list - from Gilbert and Sullivan

The list is somewhat longer, however --- they'd none of them be missed...

The Benghazi Stain

What do we now know about what the US Administration knew about the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi in real time?
CBS News has been told that, hours after the attack began, an unmanned Predator drone was sent over the U.S. mission in Benghazi, and that the drone and other reconnaissance aircraft apparently observed the final hours of the protracted battle. 
The State Department, White House and Pentagon declined to say what military options were available. A White House official told CBS News that, at the start of the attack, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Martin Dempsey and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta “looked at available options, and the ones we exercised had our military forces arrive in less than 24 hours, well ahead of timelines laid out in established policies.” (CBS News)
Yes, our USGOV watched the attack unfold in real time. They watched Chris Stevens dragged from the safe house, and soddomized in the streets of Benghazi. The watched his carcass dragged around the streets by the terrorists who killed him. Isn't technology...interesting?

You have to give credit to CBS to actually cover a story that makes President Obama look bad. In deference to this, CBS Reporter Sharyl Atkisson was also at the forefront of the Operation Fast and Furious Scandal.

A review of the timeline and who said what, when:

The New York Times reported that 166 pages of internal State Department documents released by GOP congressmen showed that now-murdered Ambassador Christopher Stevens and other U.S. officials had repeatedly warned that security was deteriorating in Benghazi and they pleaded for additional protection. The Libyan government, he wrote on Sept. 11, was "too weak to keep the country secured." Stevens' alarms went ignored.

After Stevens's brutal death that night, the CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington within 24 hours that the attack was carried out by terrorists, not spontaneous protestors, according to U.S. officials who told the Associated Press.

That isn't what the Obama administration spent five weeks telling the American people.

The White House attempted ferociously to convince U.S. voters that the lethal Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was nothing more than a spontaneous demonstration that got out of hand and as such, something the government could not control.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was quick to praise the Libyan crowds for somehow bringing the mortally wounded or perhaps dead (no one knows yet) U.S. envoy to a Benghazi hospital on the night he was killed, suggesting there was good will all around.

That was blown apart by video footage of Stevens in a considerably less benign picture with mobs snapping cell phone photos as souvenirs while carrying his body away.

It didn't stop there. United Nations ambassador Susan Rice made the rounds on five Sunday talk shows on Sept. 16, assuring with certitude that the death of the ambassador and three other Americans was nothing more than mobs incensed by an offensive YouTube trailer.

President Barack Hussein Obama 
is a LIAR!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Is MOTHER a Dirty Word?

I've heard a lot of whining about Governor Romney's 'family values'. The mainstream media (primarily MSNBC) is very uncomfortable with both his and conservatives' views on where one's family stands in life's priorities. Mrs. Romney has been criticized bitterly by the media for raising five sons while surviving cancer and dealing with multiple sclerosis. They call her a "country club mom". The mainstream media viscously attacked Rep. Michelle Bachmann for her pro-life stance and her emphasis on raising a large family in addition to serving in government.

MOTHERS built this - and EVERY country. 

I'm absolutely fed up with the relentless assault being waged on them by the mainstream media, by many university professors and by nasty, bitter womyn of the sort you will see on The View.

Governor Sarah Palin was and is still the butt of every snide and wicked joke in the book because she raised a family and chose to have a son, knowing that he had Downs Syndrome. The 'progressives' in America hated Sarah Palin most of all because she was a mother. And I find that strange because (unless something is going on that I've missed) they have mothers too. 

Do the mainstream media mavens feel that a woman can't be both a mother and contribute to the nation in a meaningful way as a government leader? My sense is that they would tell you candidly, that they don't. They those very curs are the ones you hear wailing loudest that women aren't treated well -- they mean their kind of pro-choice, put careers first, or withered up old hag style of women.

I'm sure that if you're a progressive that you're not reading this blog. However, if you stumbled here by accident, feel free to comment below.

Rep. Michele Marie Bachmann serves as a member of the US House of Representatives, representing Minnesota's 6th Congressional District. Present below with four children. The 23 foster children that she helped raise and a daughter in college were not present for the CNN Interview.

Jane Clayson Johnson once anchored Good Morning America and then "gave it all up", mystifying her mainstream media colleagues.

Ann Romney, mother of 5 sons, grandmother of 18, appears on The View.

Governor Sarah Palin, mother of 5, is one of the most hated women in America - by the progressive movement.

Friday, October 19, 2012

California Voters Speak out for Michelle Obama

Progressives/liberals in California are expected to overwhelmingly support the re-election bid of President Obama. Sometimes I wonder why. But then I take a step back, and I understand. 

It seems that California voters in Hollywood (cultural center of the progressive movement) connect with his wife, Michelle, the First Lady. Take note of the YouTube video that Jimmy Kimmel did on the 'First Ladies Debate'.

I'd love to see a debate between Michelle Obama (pictured right) and Ann Romney, but I don't think that it will happen.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Catholic Church endorses Romney

What we do in life, echoes in eternity.

Should Marriage be redefined?

Should we hold life sacred from conception to death?

Should America transform itself even further into a socialist state?

The Catholic Church produced a video for Election 2012 (that I shamelessly stole from Old NFO) and am posting here. One can not presume that they have endorsed the quasi-Muslim Obama after you've seen the video.
In generations past, the Church has always been able to count on the faithful to stand up and protect her sacred rights and duties. This generation of Catholics MUST DO THE SAME. (Official message of the Catholic Church)

The Catholic Church feels that the stakes for America (and by extension, the Free World) have never been higher, and I can't disagree with them.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

How will a Romney Presidency Deal with China?

We've seen how the Obama Administration has dealt with China. If he's the president for the next four years, we can anticipate a continuation of those policies.

China has been actively supporting President Obama (financially and politically) because it doesn't like what it sees in a potential Romney Presidency. So it is to that Romney Presidency that we should look in our examination of national direction.

Henry Kissinger, who endorsed Mitt Romney for President in 2012 said, “Each generation of Chinese leader . . . reflected the mission and the conditions of his period.” Mao Zedong was a revolutionary. Mao’s successor, Deng Xiaoping, was a reformer with a vision that became Modern China. Jiang Zemin, the leader after the Tiananmen Square massacre spent most of his 12 years restoring China to the international system. Hu Jintao, was the first leader that actually had to operate China as part of a globalized system.

The next president, Xi Jinping, will have to focus on daunting internal issues that China faces. He will attempt to move 400 million people (peasants) from the countryside into the cities. Over the next decade, this will likely mean an end to the Communist Party in China as we know it today. I think the Chinese leadership, who are well educated and pragmatic will find a uniquely Chinese solution to the problem. I don't think that even know what that will be today.

China is a country that is returning to what it believes it has always been, namely the center of Asian affairs. It is investing huge resources to create a military that will be able to challenge the United States both in the sea approaches to China, in space, on the Internet and in an air defense zone extending out from China several hundred miles. The People's Liberation Army's Navy (PLAN) purchased an aircraft carrier from India that is now operational. They will continue to develop aircraft carriers in their perceived (and actual) leader of Asia. They are developing and fielding a very capable blue water navy.

A Romney Administration will find itself confronting a China that is in a state of internal flux, which is why China is unlikely to engage in confrontations with the United States either in space, on land or sea, and in the Internet. That being said, the Romney Plan to rebuild the US Navy, which has been in severe decline during the Obama Years centers around ships designed specifically to counter the anti-aircraft carrier weapons that China has developed and is in the process of deploying.

Americans will make demands, but we need to be aware of Chinese sensibilities and that China will respond (as always) in a Chinese fashion.

A Chinese General that I know told me that to him, the mysterious East was in Washington DC. Chinese leaders remind Americans who associate with them that China has managed to make it through the past 3,800 years without American help. 
Now, it is not good for the Christian’s health to hustle the Aryan brown,
For the Christian riles, and the Aryan smiles, and he weareth the Christian down;
And the end of the fight is a tombstone white, with the name of the late deceased,
And the epitaph drear: ‘A fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.’ - Kipling
America gains more from working with China than it does by working against China, and despite what future-President Romney says on the campaign trail, he will have to face this absolute fact that every other American President has had to face.

How do the Chinese feel about Mitt Romney's attacks, calling China a 'currency cheater'?
China-bashing, many Chinese news outlets argue, has simply become par for the course in U.S. elections. Romney may be trying to "curry favor with hard right-wing elements in the Republican Party" with his proposals on China, a recent op-ed in the state-run China Daily noted, but the Chinese people, "have become inured to such campaign talk from American politicians. Since the end of the Cold War, both Democratic and Republican politicians have cited former US policies toward China in attempts to rake up unsavory parts of each other's pasts." The campaign rhetoric is "just meant to win votes and would prove disastrous if pursued," the writer adds. (China Daily - link above)
So to sum it up, the Chinese understand that it's good politics in America to bash China, but that they expect that pragmatic actions will result from even the most strident rhetoric. I think that they're right. 
--I've spent time in China, I was an adjunct professor at the People's Public Security University, lecturing to senior police officials throughout the People's Republic of China and am a principal manager in a policy oriented think tank on the subject of Asia based in Maryland.

In Praise of Big Oil

The definition of a scapegoat is: "one that bears the blame for others; one that is the object of irrational hostility."

I'm not going to tick off every product (such as plastics, gasoline, and fabrics) that come from fossil fuel. However, without those fossil fuels, society would be stuck in the Middle Ages in much the same way a large portion of the Middle East is, socially.

I have yet to hear a Democrat take the stage without demonizing companies that extract those fossil fuels from the Earth. Usually the refrain goes something like this, "We have to make sure they don't make a profit."

Yes, you could almost be persuaded that Barack Obama is not a Muslim, that he's a Mennonite who wants to cling bitterly to his horse and buggy - because that's what he'd be riding on without fossil fuel.

(hanging my head in shame) I live in California where the gasoline excise tax is nearly $1.00 per gallon. Gloat, you deserve it if you don't live in the People's Republik the way I do. I pay roughly $5.00 per gallon for gasoline. And why are those fuel prices so high? There are two reasons: Supply and demand and federal blending regulations. Obama has all but stopped new drilling on federal land, blocked the development of oil resources in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and did not approve the Keystone Pipeline, which would increase the supply of petroleum in the US, reducing prices.

But Obama is a champion of the little people, which is why he wants to demonize oil profits, when it is the federal government that creates the situation that we live under. President Obama, in search of somebody that the poor can unabashedly despise, landed on oil companies. Those of you who heard the First Presidential Debate may recall that USGOV gives tax breaks to oil companies amounting to $2 billion per year. And Obama handed "green energy" subsidies out to his campaign donors of a whopping $90 billion - and most of those companies have subsequently closed their doors, taking the $90 billion with them. But it's BIG OIL that is to blame.

It's vastly expensive to explore for, test drill, drill and extract oil from the ground. Every dry hole is a loss. I'm not suggesting that you weep for Big Oil. I'm suggesting that you consider it a business that we simply need in order to survive.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Do you think that you know Barack Obama?

The Washington Examiner published a ten-part series on Barack Obama's life and it's worth reading. You may learn something about the president's life that you didn't know. In any event, you owe it to yourself to review the in-depth view of the President of the United States. It took four years for the newspaper to crank this out. If people were aware that Obama was a grifter and talented confidence artist, would they have voted for him? Some would have in 2008. Today, you'd hope that people would know better.

Few if any of his predecessors took the oath of office with higher public hopes for his success than President Obama on Jan. 20, 2009. Millions of Americans hailed his election as an end...

First lady Michelle Obama told the Democratic National Convention that "Barack and I were both raised by families who didn't have much in the way of money or material possessions."

Time magazine gushed in 2008 about Barack Obama's 12-year tenure as a law lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, saying, "Within a few years, he had become a rock-star professor with...

Few doubt that Barack Obama's stirring oration before the 2004 Democratic National Convention vaulted him into the national limelight. But another, less-heralded Obama address --...

Writing in his 1995 autobiography, "Dreams from My Father," Obama said he became "a civil rights lawyer" because "to lend meaning to a community's suffering and take part in its healing -- that...

Barack Obama's carefully constructed image as a civil rights lawyer who wanted to heal the black community was greeted with skepticism by some Chicago activists.

Four years after Barack Obama's historic election as president, little seems to have changed for the African-American communities on Chicago's South Side.

Shortly after Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, Prairie State Blue, a liberal blog, attributed his victory to the fact that Illinois' deeply entrenched government corruption had...

State Sen. Barack Obama and members of an Illinois lobbying group representing politically connected minority-owned businesses launched a campaign in 2000 to pressure state pension funds to help...

President Obama's controversial relationships with radical figures like Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi have been well-publicized in recent years.

Chicago has been called the home of "gangster government." How bad is it?
Consider the following facts about the city from which President Obama rose through the ranks of American public...

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Obama: Justifying Four More Years

"Everything that we fought for in 2008 is on the line in 2012," Obama said. "I need your help to finish what we started." (Tampa Bay Times)

This one statement defines your justification to vote for Obama.

The unbridled spending under the Obama Presidency has equalled all government spending by all presidents before him COMBINED. 

The $4.212-trillion increase in the national debt means that during Obama’s term the federal government has already borrowed about an additional $35,835 for every American household--or $44,980 for every full-time private-sector worker. (According to the Census Bureau there were about 117,538,000 households in the country in 2010, and, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were about 93,641,000 full-time private-sector workers.)

Since President Obama assumed office three years ago, federal spending has accelerated at a pace without precedent in recent history, taking us from an already staggering $3.5 trillion in federal spending in 2010 to a projected $5.6 trillion within the next decade. This sharp rise has been entirely a matter of choice.

The alternative:
Getting our fiscal house in order has become more than just an economic issue; it’s a moral imperative. Every dollar of deficit spending must be borrowed, with the bill sent to our children to pay back. As president, Mitt Romney will ask a simple question about every federal program: is it so important, so critical, that it is worth borrowing money from China to pay for it? 
Excessive government spending is also harming the economy by skewing the market place and creating high levels of uncertainty. As federal funds slosh through the economy, they lift up some enterprises at the expense of others. In an environment where the government is picking winners and investing huge sums in projects of questionable value, private entrepreneurs across the economy cannot have confidence that their own investments will pay off. Aware that such spending cannot continue indefinitely, business owners also have a difficult time predicting how demand will shift from year to year and how to invest accordingly. The only recipe for fiscal health and a thriving private economy is a government that spends within its means. (

The American Commander-in-Chief has a hard time getting his facts straight.

And the American Vice President thinks that it's all just a joke.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Islamic Bias in the White House (Cover-Up)

Malala Yousafzai was a young blogger in Afghanistan, of all places. She reminds me of another writer, a diarist, who inspired many around the world. From her hiding place in Amsterdam, Anne Frank wrote: ''How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.'' Today, for Malala and the many girls like her, we need not and cannot wait. 
Last Tuesday afternoon, Malala Yousafzai was a 14-year-old girl riding home on a school bus. Now, after a masked gunman apparently boarded her bus, asked for her by name and shot her in the head and neck, she is fighting for her life. Malala was targeted by the Pakistani Taliban because for the past three years she has spoken out for the rights of all girls to become educated. 
After this despicable shooting, a Taliban spokesman said his organisation considered Malala's crusade for education rights an ''obscenity'' and accused her of ''propagating'' Western culture. If she survives, the group promises to try again to kill her. (Sydney Herald)

The mainstream media in the US took up Malala Yousafzai's case - a young and courageous girl who had the strength to demand education for herself and other young women.

At the same time, those very same publications, promote sharia rights for Islam on a worldwide basis that supplant the local rule of law.

And the United States Government as championed by President Obama and Secretary Clinton are covering up a terrorist attack in Benghazi Libya, carried out by people of the same stripe that shot an innocent girl who simply wanted an education (above). Why would they do this? What does the Obama Administration hope to gain?

I understand that both Obama and Clinton would be offended that I grouped them with Taliban assassins and Libyan terrorist cells, but by doing what they've done, they have made a choice. And it's not an American choice. 

The United States must stand against all Islamic extremism in all places, in all ways and with the means available to us. Obama, wrote that he would stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction. Audacity of Hope, by Barack Obama, ghost written by William Ayres (p. 261) I don't want to mischaracterize this quote but it applies to his view of Islamist radicals within the US such as Major Nidal Hasan, the Ft. Hood assassin.

This is not the sort of political philosophy that we want from the White House. Time for a change.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ryan/Biden Debate

President Obama advised Vice President Biden to go out and "just be Joe" and it wasn't the best of advice in my opinion.

Sure, Biden voted both on the use of force following 9/11 (War in Afghanistan) and on the Invasion of Iraq and repudiated those votes in the debate, but this wasn't so much about the facts as it was a performance before the electorate.

VP Biden: An old politician with a lot more experience bullshitting people than Congressman Ryan has. But he has a gift of gab and he is usually an affable guy. The mugging and smirking made him look like a bush league Tammany Hall machine politician. 

Congressman Ryan: A young, aggressive, passionate man who came off as younger and more inexperienced than VP Biden. To be fair, Biden has been the vice president for four years. 

VP Biden is stuck with four insipid years of American malaise with high unemployment, massive government spending and intervention which was largely ineffective in turning anything around. 

Congressman Ryan stuck to the message and while he wasn't particularly charismatic, he didn't screw anything up.

VP Biden and Congressman Ryan can argue numbers but the bottom line is that America is NOT better off now than we were four years ago. I conducted an informal poll among Mexican American friends of mine post-debate. These eight friends live between Orange and San Diego Counties in California. I haven't spoken to them about politics before now. Each said that they planned to vote for Romney/Ryan because they felt that President Obama was not credible and they felt that he didn't serve their best interests personally or the best interests of the nation.

Dip into the Future

For I dipped into the future, far as human eye could see,
Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be.
- Tennyson

Foreign policy blunders and pandering to Islam will
only increase in Obama's second term when he has,
as he put it to the Russians, "more flexibility".
The mainstream media joins President Barack Obama in hoping that there will be no change in the White House, with four more years of the same old thing. While Obama's campaign offers platitudes such as "investments" in education and green energy, the media has paid very little attention on what Obama would actually do with four more years.

Unlike most second term presidents, Obama's re-election would mean sweeping policy changes, simply by having him remain in the White House through 2016. In 2014, ObamaCare will begin to be applied to the nation even though Americans favor repealing ObamaCare 54%-39%, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey of the issue.

Let's tick off what we have to look forward to with four more years of the Hope and Change that President Obama promises:
  • Once ObamaCare is entrenched, people likely will soon grow to view the taxpayer subsidized healthcare as an entitlement. Therefore, they'll vote for 'somebody else to pay for it' on into the future.
  • The president's last budget got zero votes in Congress, even from Democratic lawmakers. Though required by law to do so, Senate Democrats haven't even proposed a budget in almost 3-1/2 years. I doubt that we'll see one in the next four years - so budgets become a historical relic of "Old America".
Red ink, Red flag, and the President's vow to
"fundamentally transform America" will begin
to fully take shape between 2012 and 2016.
  • Federal government spending is expected to rise to 24% of GDP by 2022, according to the Congressional Budget Office's fiscal scenario. At the same time, the debt-to-GDP would swell from 40.5% in 2008 and 72.8% in 2012 to 89.7% in 2022 according to this CBO forecast. By 2037, total debt would be triple the size of the economy, though a budget crisis would likely hit well before then. (after Obama leaves office)
  • Taxes are likely to be part of an eventual fix — and not just on the rich. Obama in office for another term, the federal spending path will be at a much higher trajectory. So taxes would have to go a lot higher. Biden's prediction of a trillion dollar tax hike in the next four years will prove to be a lowball figure. The CBO's best case tax increase would be $5,247 for every American over age 16 — and just 58.7% of them have a job.
  • Obama won't just rely on inertia to expand government in a second term. His administration also has a slew of new regulations in the works. Just 13 major new rules in the pipeline will impose $515 billion in costs, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. That doesn't include massive regulations still being written for ObamaCare and the Dodd-Frank financial law. Dodd-Frank rules could eventually run to 30,000 pages, according to some estimates.
  • U.S. global competitiveness has declined for four straight years, from No. 1 in 2008 to No. 7 in the latest report by the World Economic Forum. If the trend continues, the US will likely be on a par with Denmark and Turkey.
Then there is Iran. Nobody knows where the President will stand on this issue for sure once he no longer has to run for re-election, however he has repeatedly said, "I will stand with Islam". There is no reason why we should not take him at his word. Does ANYONE think that a nuclear armed Iran will make the world a safer place?

Joe Biden thinks that the whole thing is a joke, but then again, who takes the Vice President seriously?

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.