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"Legion" has some thoughts on Planned Parenthood.
(A Child at 12 Weeks)
"Legion" has some thoughts on Planned Parenthood.
"Legion" has some comments on Donald Trump.
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"Rook" has some thoughts on Obama's record.
The last Bush administration had a policy of taking the fight against Islamic terrorism to the terrorists, to fight them on their own turf instead of fighting them here at home. That policy resulted in NO Islamic terrorist attacks for the remainder of Bush's two terms in office after nine-eleven.
When Obama came into power he ordered the withdrawal of ALL U.S. troops from Iraq, leaving a vacuum of military sway in the region. Obama also initiated a policy of "leading from behind" and "No troops on the ground" in the war on Islamic terrorism, leaving the fight to the Arabs and Persians. All we have left in the fight against Islamic terrorism is a paltry couple thousand troops in Afghanistan, left there at the request of the Afghan president.
In the meantime Obama's policies have nurtured the growth and spread of both ISIS and Al Qaeda, the fall of Yemen to Iran backed Houti fighters (resulting in the loss of our last remaining Human Intelligence in the region), the destabilization of Libya, Iraq, Syria and large swaths of North Africa. Trade routes by sea are increasingly threatened. We have had ISIS and Al Qaeda attacks here at home, in Canada and most of Europe. ISIS has trained fighters living among us at home and thousands more in Mexico and Canada, planning to stage more attacks against us.
While the Middle East and Africa are in turmoil and Europe is shaking in their boots because of Obama's "leading from behind" and "no boots on the ground" policies, the Russians and China have been emboldened. Russia is staging clandestine military invasions of neighboring countries and China has expanded it's naval and other military assets into the waters of other countries, seizing islands and making claims of "territorial waters" in areas of open sea that have been free for all to navigate.
While Russia, China, Iran and North Korea have substantially increased their military and naval buildup, Obama and the Democrats have cut our military to the bone. Weapons and aircraft projects that took decades to develop have been cancelled or severely curtailed. We have decreased our available "boots on the ground" to a pittance of what they were seven years ago.
It took the United States a hundred years and two world wars to become the sole superpower and greatest peace keeper the world has ever known. It has taken Obama and his Democrats a short few years to weaken or destroy most of the diplomatic and military gains of the last hundred years.
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"Ernie" has some thought on what he would do to put the U.S. on course.
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"Ernie" has some thoughts about liberalism vs. individualism.
Posted at 10:14 PM in Abortion, Courts, Crime, Current Affairs, Economy, Education, Employment, Gay - Lesbian, Gun Rights, Health Care, Illegal Immigration, Media, Medicine, Middle-East, Military, Politics, Racial, Religion, Taxes, Television, Terrorism | Permalink | Comments (1)
"Ernie" has some thoughts on Ferguson.
"Rook" has some thoughts on Ferguson.
According to grand jury testimony:
Michael Brown was abnormally large and strong. He conducted himself in the mom and pop store like a bully who was used to people giving him whatever he wanted out of fear. He picked the store proprietor up off the floor like a rag doll. He took what he wanted and just shoved the proprietor aside as he left the store.
That same "I'm too big and bad to be messed with" attitude came out when he was stopped by Officer Darren Wilson for walking down the middle of the street. He punched the officer so hard it knocked him into the middle of his patrol car. Brown then jumped on top of him inside the patrol car and began punching the officer some more, trying to take away the officer's pistol. During the struggle inside the car the pistol discharged startling Brown, causing him to exit the car and start to run away. When the officer got out of the patrol car he shouted for Brown to stop. Brown turned around and faced the officer...appearing enraged that the officer was continuing to confront him.
Brown started toward the officer and was ordered to stop and surrender. Brown refused to stop. At 6'4" and 285 lbs, Brown is a deadly weapon all by himself. As he advanced on the officer he was shot. Instead of stopping and surrendering, Brown lowered his head and charged the officer like a bull. The officer, believing that Brown had the intent and the capacity to kill him, then shot Brown through the top of his skull, killing him. At no time did Brown raise his hands in surrender or give any other indication that he didn't intend to harm the officer.
* Michael Brown had committed a felony strong arm robbery shortly before being confronted by Officer Wilson.
* Brown was so big, so strong and so fast that he posed a deadly threat to anyone, including the officer, whether he was armed or not.
* Officer Wilson, at 6'1", could not possibly have shot Brown, at 6'4", through the top of his skull unless Brown's head was down, facing toward the officer, in a charging position.
* Officer Wilson was in fear for his life when he discharged his weapon.
Brown's friend, who was with him during the robbery and subsequent confrontation with Officer Wilson, told police investigators and reporters that Brown had his "hands up" and was surrendering when he was shot. That statement was self-serving and NOT corroborated by the facts. However, some reporters ran with it, without any attempt to seek or subsequently publish the truth. The false stories incited and enraged the people of the community and resulted in rioting, arson and murder. "Hands up" protests have been staged in multiple cities with millions in property damage and hundreds of arrests, all based on the original lie of Brown's friend being republished and repeated on TV screens all over the country.
The press have been reticent in publishing the facts as disclosed in the grand jury proceedings, undoubtedly embarrassed by their lack of ethics and professionalism in their role of instigating the protests, riots and other crimes based on their false assumptions.
The press should take up the cause of the injustice done to Officer Wilson, but of course they won't. It would be too embarrassing to admit how stupid, greedy, unethical and self-serving they have become in recent years.
But thay should at least secretly create a fund to help the family of the now unemployed Officer Wilson, who just did his job and did it right.
It wasn’t a good night for Democrats. I watched MSNBC a good portion of the evening, just to savor the gloom on Chris Matthews face. Disillusioned Independents and Democrats joined Republicans to send the Obama Administration and Obama Democrats a message: We’re sick and tired of your ineptness, your imperial attitude, and your general unresponsiveness to working Americans. After a short celebration, the Republicans are going to have to deliver to the American people—if they expect to remain in power and to regain the White House in 2016.
Amnesty: Obama will no doubt try to enfranchise millions of illegal aliens by some type of executive action before the new Senate take their seats. This will probably fail, but when the new Republican Senate is sworn they are going to have to deal with it. I would look for some kind of modified amnesty to be passed. If the Republicans fail to do this, they will risk forever losing the Hispanic vote.
ObamaCare: This is an unqualified disaster that Democrats don’t want to talk about, but again once the Republicans are going to have to either repeal ObamaCare or modify it. The Republicans will have to decide what to do with this monstrosity. I doubt they will abolish it. I would expect them to pass a modification that will water it down and make it less financially onerous.
ISIS: Obama campaigned on getting us out of Iraq and Afghanistan, and this is what polls showed the American people wanted; however, they wanted it with honor. In his zeal to be the President who got us out of foreign entanglements, Obama disregarded his military advisors who wanted to leave a residual force to keep order. The Republicans will have to decide whether we will once again have boots on the ground, and how many.
Economy: Despite all the Democratic cheerleading for a supposed rising economy, the American people know better. The average American still has friends who have lost their jobs, and their wages aren’t moving up. Obama keeps trumpeting the fact that we have a one or two percent inflation rate, but when Americans go to their grocery stores, they see higher and higher prices, smaller packages, and meat priced so high that many Americans are limiting it to once or twice a week. The Republicans are going to be expected to fix the economy. If they don’t, they will pay the price.
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"Peter" has some thoughts on police officers killed in the line of duty.
Does anyone remember Detective Melvin Santiago? He was a Jersey City police officer who was shot to death just a month ago, on July 13th. Santiago was white. His killer, Lawrence Campbell, was black. Does anyone recall Obama appearing before national television and calling for justice for OfficerSantiagos family? Does anyone recall Eric Holder rushing to Jersey City to see that justice was done?
How about Officer Jeffrey Westerfield. He was a Gary, Indiana police officer who was shot to death last month on July 6th. Westerfield was white. His killer, Carl LeEllis Blount, Jr. was black. Where was Obama? Where was Holder?
Or Officer Perry Renn? He was an Indianapolis, Indiana police officer who was shot to death just last month on July 5th, the day before Officer Westerfield was killed. Officer Renn was white. His killer, Major Davis, was black. I don't recall any mention by Obama about the untimely death of OfficerRenn. And, I doubt that Eric Holder rushed to Indianapolis to make sure justice was done. Or, maybe I just missed it.
Vermillion Parish Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares was gunned down by two men just last June 23rd in Louisiana. Deputy Bares was white. His two killers, Quintlan Richard and Baylon Taylor, were black. Was Obama outraged? Did Eric Holder rush to Louisiana to make sure that the family of Deputy Bares found justice?
Detective Charles Dinwiddie of the Killeen(Texas) Police Department was murdered by Marvin Lewis Guy, a black male. Officer Dinwiddie was white. This happened on May 11th, just over two months ago. I don't even recall seeing anything about that on the news. Certainly, the white citizens in Killeen didn't take to the streets to loot and burn businesses. Again, I don't recall any mention by Obama or Holder.
Then, there is Officer Kevin Jordan of the Griffin, Georgia Police Department. He was gunned down just two months ago on May 31st. Officer Jordan was black. His killer, Michael Bowman, was white. This was a white man murdering a black police officer. Where was Jesse Jackson? Where was "The Reverend" Al Sharpton? Was there looting and burning on the streets of Griffin, Georgia? No. In fact, I don't recall hearing about this one in the news, as well. Why? You can draw your own conclusions.
Over the past 60 days, there have been five reported deaths of police officers by gunshot in the US. Of those, four were white officers who were murdered by black men. Blacks complain that white officers threaten black men more aggressively on the street. You can draw your own conclusions on that one, as well.
"Ernie" has some thoughts on Hillary and the media.
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