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I thought about watching that hearing last night, then I thought again. I’d prefer my evenings to mostly politics free, although it doesn’t always happen. But watching THIS guy would have been worth it.
If you missed Special Report with Brett Baier, take the time to watch this interview with Eric Stahl, a recently retired major in the U.S. Air Force.
Then knew from the get go, and did nothing. They knew, and lied, day after day after day. They lied to the faces of the families. They lied to the American people. They have blood on their hands, and no one has been held responsible. Have we become such a nation of cowards that we won’t step up and take these liars down?
If this had been a Republican, he would have been gone a long time ago.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sought to explain and defend the prisoner swap of five Taliban leaders for American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, during the first public hearing on the controversial trade since it was executed nearly two weeks ago.
In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, Hagel said both he and President Obama were on board with the decision — amid some confusion in Washington over who technically approved the trade.
“I want to make one fundamental point — I would never sign any document or make any agreement … that I did not feel was in the best interests of this country,” Hagel said. “Nor would the president of the United States, who made the final decision with the full support of his national security team.”
Earlier in the week, White House officials stressed that Hagel signed off on the decision without clearly saying who made the final call.
We all know who made the final call. We all know that nothing like this can happen without the say so of the so called ‘Commander in Chief’. Contrary to what the White House wants to believe, we are not all uninformed Obama droolers.
Now, as to what is in the ‘best interest of the country’. You blew it Bubba! Letting 5 murdering savages free to roam the streets of Qatar for a year, a country that has aided and abetted terrorists for years, was NOT in the best interest of this country. Trading those five for what is claimed by his teammates to be a deserter was really a STUPID idea. Whoever came up with in the first place should be reviled, and those who ‘signed off on it’ should be prosecuted.
The disgust I have for this administration truly has no adequate words.
In no particular order:
Black Panther voter intimidation case dropped.
Fast and Furious
Eric Holder perjury times 2
…and many more. Let’s not forget the constant violations of the oath of office, and shredding the U.S. Constitution.
Just when is enough ENOUGH?!
A family owned bakery has been ordered to make wedding cakes for gay couples and guarantee that its staff be given comprehensive training on Colorado’s anti-discrimination laws after the state’s Civil Rights Commission determined the Christian baker violated the law by refusing to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, in Lakewood, Colorado was directed to change his store policies immediately and force his staff to attend the training sessions. For the next two years, Phillips will also be required to submit quarterly reports to the commission to confirm that he has not turned away customers based on their sexual orientation.
Think of it as reverse conversion therapy (or straight man’s rehab) so that the state can mandate diversity through conformity.
The plight of Jack Phillips and his family is something I write about in my new book, “God Less America.” His story of religious persecution is one of many that I document.
Nicolle Martin, an attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, called the ruling Orwellian and said they are considering an appeal.
“They are turning people of faith into religious refugees,” Martin told me. “Is this the society that we want to live in – where people of faith are driven out of business?”
As I was growing up, I learned that the citizens of this country had certain inalienable rights, one of which was to freely practice their religion, and that they would not be forced to compromise their faith. In today’s society, I guess that 1st Amendment is no longer applicable.
Nearly 80% of American identify as Christians, of various denominations, yet a very small minority is taking the initiative to destroy as many God given rights as possible. If there are so many more Christians than there are ‘others’, then why, pray tell, are those 80% not standing up against the bullies?
It is my opinion that there are very few true Christians who are willing to stand up. The watered down version of American Christianity is to blame. It’s past time we put down the iPads, iPods, iPhones, etc., and pick up the Bible and learn just what our faith is really all about, and it’s not the ‘comfort zone’ we find in our churches.
“In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up.”
~ Martin Niemöller ~
God hears the silence as well as the prayers.
You have a job. If you want a better paying job, EARN IT! How much skill does it take to say “Do you want fries with that?” If you want to be paid more, learn a useful skill. Honestly, I have seen McDonald’s employees standing around, talking to their friends, while customers are waiting to give their order. $15 an hour? For 30-40 hours a week? I don’t freakin’ think so! A U.S. soldier, no matter the branch, works a hell of a lot more hours per week than you do, and he’s worth a hell of a lot more, too! Come to think of it, Congress should be getting LESS than minimum, cuz heaven knows they sure don’t deserve those fat salaries, with all the nice perks.
Can they insult our veterans anymore than they already have? They’ve been damn good at slapping them in the face while stabbing them in the back.
Yes, we do have many veterans, from Iraq and Afghanistan, who are in need of help. Stop blaming Bush. Here are some stats for ya…
73% of all deaths in Afghanistan occurred from 2009 til now.
From 2001 to the end of Bush’s second term, 2,638 were wounded. That number jumped, during the current resident’s first term (2009-2012), to 15,036. (source – icasualties.org) I’m curious as to why there are no numbers of the wounded from 2012 till now.
A reality snap for both the pretend CiC, House minority leader, and all the other fake messiah worshipers. The VA has always had serious problems, no matter who was in the White House, but a bullet of truth for ya….this administration has increased the number of soldiers in need! Another bullet of truth….if it’s government run, incompetence is a given.
The fact that medical advancements have saved so many lives of those who would have otherwise died, is a miracle. But let’s consider just why there are so many with debilitating disabilities, both physical and emotional. Dollars to donuts, the rules of engagement have put so many in danger, it’s not surprising that so many come home injured. When you aren’t allowed to shoot the enemy, lives are put in danger, many die, and many more survive at the cost of a lost limb. Screw the hearts and minds garbage….shoot the sons of bitches!
We’re housing, feeding, clothing, and providing excellent health care for the animals that should have been shot on the battle field, or up against a wall. A large number of those released go right back to murdering our soldiers. One bullet, right between the eyes, would save many lives. Public hangings would be nice as well. Their choice. The current resident of the White House, the Liar in Chief, said he wanted to close Gitmo? Well, there ya go! Problem solved! Assets use to coddle the garbage down there could put to better use, like providing care to those to whom we owe so much!
So NO, burger flippers don’t deserve more than those who give their lives to protect their ‘right’ to be assholes. HELL no, terrorists don’t deserve better care than our heroes!
Well, that’s not totally true, but just how many ways can you say that this administration is sending us down the crapper, with 50% of the people doing the flushing? I mean seriously! I watch the news, I read the interwebz, and still….S.S., D.D. What I find interesting is the many ways this administration lies, and continuously gets away with it. Don’t we have a media that is suppose to be the buffer between WE, The People and the government. Aren’t they suppose to report the facts?
Yeah, I know. I sound like I’m just waking up from a Rip Van Winkle nap, and only now realizing we have a serious problem. No, not true, but I try to be optimistic, and I refuse to allow the infamous “THEM/THEY” suck the optimism right out of me. Although, honestly, it’s getting pretty hard to hang on sometimes. Those are the times I pray the most. I don’t want to be like all the spineless weasels, who have allowed our country to get sucked into the black hole of socialism.
I find it both amusing and disturbing when I see someone on the left refer to Fox News as Faux News. Funny because they are the only news channel, cable or otherwise, that actually reports news, so how can they be ‘faux’? Disturbing because those same people don’t want the news, they just want someone reading a script, approved by the administration and their minions. Most of the people consider themselves to be intelligent. How can someone be intelligent when they aren’t capable of facing truth?
There are people being murdered around the world by muslims, not islamists, not jihadists, flat out muslims, and the media is silent. The White House seems to think that selfies with hashtags is going to free nearly 300 young school girls from a brutal muslim gang. Ok, bringing awareness to the world through social media might be a good thing, but why the hell wasn’t this bunch put on the ‘list’ when it should have been by Hillary Clinton? They create terror, so doesn’t that make them terrorists, and shouldn’t they have been put on ‘the list’? Seems rational to me, but then, I guess I just don’t understand the mindset of the appeasers. Honestly, I would rather not, but it might help in overcoming the damage already done. But, Kerry finally got around to it. Nice of him, eh?
“Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi.” Yes, Nancy….BENGHAZI! I realize those on the left don’t care about dead Americans, or the truth, but a majority of us Americans DO! So, you can either get out of the way, or you can help in finding the truth. Your choice, but don’t expect any caring citizens to stand behind you. Come to think of it, when they (muslims) come…you can be out front….human shield and all, don’cha know.
How am I suppose to understand people who are pushing for anyone who is pro-life, as in against the murder of innocent babies, to be considered ‘torturers’? We aren’t the ones advocating the ripping apart the little bodies of human beings! THAT is torture! Saving lives is not. When did up become down, right become wrong, and evil…good? Oh, I’d say it started in the 60s in this country, but it’s been around for quite a while. I just had no idea that the nation I was born in would become a worshiper of Moloch, considering we were founded on Judeo-Christian values. Putting a stop to the practice of sacrificing children is wrong? Dear Lord, let me off this planet! I don’t wanna be in such a world!
And let’s not forget the recent hoopla of the NFL and Sams. So, an openly gay dude finally got drafted, after several hundred others, is shown kissing his boyfriend. A player in Miami makes a negative comment, and HE is the one who has to be schooled on ‘sensitivity’? Seriously? How about the two males kissing offending the sensitivities of 80% of the nation? Is he going to be sent to detention and fined as well? Of course not! Pfft! Get a grip! A small, very small minority, has taken over, and no one is noticing? They get a show, hosted by Christians, canceled because of something one of them said a few years ago, and this is praised? Excuse me, but do we, or do we not, have a 1st Amendment? You know the one…. about freedom of speech, AND freedom to practice your religion. Nope. We’ve got groups, funded by the devil himself, through his tools, banning faith.
Just these few topics could be rants of epic proportion all by themselves. But, there are just some days I just want to….
Benghazi Hearings Are a Truth Hunt, Not a Witch Hunt
by Charlie Daniels
In the early days of the inquiry into the Benghazi debacle, it became obvious that the Obama administration was going to stonewall efforts to find out what happened when they tried to feed the American public the lie about the whole thing being caused by some obscure piece of film that insulted Mohammed and was played on television in the Muslim world.
They even stood at the coffins of the four murdered Americans, President Obama and Hillary Clinton still maintaining to the parents of the four men who had given their lives in service to this nation and let them believe that their sons and loved ones had been slaughtered by a random group of Muslim fanatics who just happened to be in the area and decided to kill some Americans.
The lie was soon exposed, but there were others like myself who never believed it to start with. I told my Twitter partners in 2012 that I was going to bring up Benghazi every day until the truth was known and I have, every day since.
It’s a good thing that John Boehner finally got his head out of Obama’s hinder, and decided to form a select committee on Benghazi, with Trey Gowdy at the helm. This is something he SHOULD have done a long time ago. The dribs and drabs the White House and Department of State has been releasing, many extremely redacted, and now we find, some with completely different wording…same email, different content…and the Democrats call this a side show. Now, I’ve known for some time that politicians are allergic to the truth, especially when it comes to their particular party. In the grand scheme, the Dems have a much worse allergy than Republicans, although the Rs do have their own issues.
The problem with all this is one particular, glaring, problem. The Party comes before all else, to the detriment of the people. So many have become so ensconced in their cushy leather chairs, they can’t imagine having to actually go back into the real world, where the rest of us have to live with their decisions. Due to the lack of curiosity of the average voter about their elected official, many have been in Congress so long, they have become filthy rich. Now, there’s nothing wrong with being rich, IF you earned it on your own. But if you look at several of the long timers, you’ll see they went in being worth a much smaller sum than their current net worth. Does anyone how they manage to get so wealthy on their Congressional salaries?
In the House, you have to be 25 years old. In the Senate, you have to be at least 30. Now, back when this document was written, it was expected that you’d go in, do your time, and go home. Also, even though many lived to a ripe old age, the average lifespan wasn’t anywhere near what we expect now. The average was around 38. I’m sure lifestyle, region, and the like had something to do with that low number.
Now, I’m getting the impression we should revisit the age limit at the other end of the spectrum. No one who is over the age of such and such will be able to run, and if that age is met during their term, they will serve out their term, and go the hell home. Plus, they only get a certain number of terms. How many? Well, I’d say no more than 2 terms, a total of 12 years, for the Senate, although in some cases, one is one too many. In the House? Well, I’m thinking that 3 terms, a total of six years is plenty, although this can be wiggled up, or down.
I’d also make it illegal for anyone who has served in either House to take a ‘consultant’ job for the government, in any capacity. No lobbyists either. No “serving” on any of the alphabets either. No board members that does excessive business with the government. Well, you get the idea. Oh, and no one who has contributed more than the individual minimum will be tapped for cabinet posts! But that gets into the executive branch, and that’s a WHOLE ‘nuther issue.
I want the truth, good or bad, from our politicians. It’s time we demand integrity from our elected officials, no matter what their party affiliation. I know, I’m asking a great deal, but isn’t that what our Founders expected?
A series of lawsuits filed in recent months in federal courts along the U.S. border with Mexico highlight what advocates say is a growing list of complaints against two U.S. agencies that have expanded rapidly amid the clamor to secure the nation’s borders.
In one lawsuit, centered on events in Chula Vista, Calif., a Border Patrol agent is accused of leaping on the hood of a car driven by a mother of five and shooting her dead. She was unarmed. The agent had been fired from his previous job as a sheriff’s deputy for a variety of misconduct.
In a second case, a Customs officer in Brownsville, Texas, violently pushed a disabled woman to the ground. She had a miscarriage the next day. Border officers also had to call firefighters to remove handcuffs that allegedly had bound her wrists too tightly.
For a third woman, her return to the United States was intrusive and painful. She was pulled from a line at an El Paso, Texas, border crossing, apparently on the suspicion that she was carrying drugs. She was handcuffed. Over the next six hours, agents escorted her to a hospital, where they oversaw the probing of her anus and vagina, forced her to take a laxative and then watched as she moved her bowels. When no drugs were found, they ordered her to submit to an X-ray and a CT scan.
Well now, I guess my idea of border security was totally out of whack! I always thought the purpose was to, well, SECURE THE BORDER, prevent illegals, stop the cartels from bringing in drugs, and stopping the coyotes from escorting extreme undesirables, like islamists, into the country, not to mention those….what do they call them? Panty trees? Where young women are savagely raped, and their underwear is hung on a tree.
Since when it is the job of the Border Patrol to abuse American citizens? Please, read the entire column. I’ve no doubt you’ll be as disgusted as I am. I honestly cannot express the revulsion I feel at this blatant abuse of power towards Americans. LEGAL U.S. citizens.
I’m seeing a serious need for some reform within ALL the federal law enforcement agencies. Psychological tests might be in order. I’ve no doubt that most of these people are the good guys, but when you have a number of agents abusing citizens, we definitely have a problem, and that problem needs to be resolved….NOW! Stop the flow of illegal invaders, and leave US alone!
They might be hiring more agents, but apparently, they aren’t doing the job they were hired to do. Many want to serve their country in one capacity or another. Others….want the power they feel it brings. The power to abuse, to make helpless, those very citizens they were sworn to protect!
Seriously, READ THE WHOLE THING!
When are people going to stop taking the word of The New York Times, and learn the FULL story before jumping to judgement? I guess some folks think “if it’s in the Times, it must be true”. Horse manure! If it’s in the Times, most likely, it’s been twisted to fit THEIR agenda. Many people owe this man an apology, including Sean Hannity!
HERE is the full interview:
He’s right! We do NOT want to go back to the times of forced labor. He’s also right that the government, through Democrat policies, has done more damage to the black family than even I can imagine. They have enslaved entire generations, not with chains, but with checks and subsidies. Both forms of slavery is evil. And that’s what he was saying.
THIS is what the Times, and Media Matters…an extreme leftist, Soros funded, outlet…. slandered Bundy with:
Growing up in the South, I saw many boundaries placed on black Americans. I don’t want to see it again, but I do. In the inner cities, with failing schools that children are FORCED to attend, government officials (mayors, governors, and even the POTUS himself) standing in the school house door of the successful charter schools; the lack of opportunities caused by the lack of education, placing, not physical chains, but chains none the less, on generation after generation.
The left will do anything, say anything, to make the most innocent seem like the devil. I’m tired of all the lies and distortions put forth by the media. You should be, too!!
Here’s some sticker shock for ya:
Did you know that 86,429,000 taxpaying Americans pay for 147,802,000 benefit takers? Well, they do, according to an excellent report from cnsnews.com. That number excludes veterans, and, of course, millions have earned their benefits through years of work. Millions more are truly disabled and thus worthy of support from the healthy.
But the number is nonetheless staggering — for every person working his butt off across the country, 1.7 people are doing nothing, simply sitting on their cans and getting money sent to them by Uncle Sam.
And how ’bout:
More numbers for the 51 percent of Americans who paid taxes on April 15 (oh, did you forget that 49 percent don’t pay a cent in income taxes? Well, they don’t). For each $1 bill you sent in, your federal government spent it like this:
• 33.25 cents to Social Security and unemployment benefits.
• Nearly a quarter (24.5 cents) to Medicare.
• 17 cents to America’s military.
• 6 cents to the interest on debt.
Studies are interesting things. You can find out a lot about what’s what through some studies. (I mean those that use actual FACTS, and not ‘feelings’, like the crap the UN throws out, demanding more money for something that is natural, and can’t be controlled.)
Another study, this one by the Tax Foundation, found that Americans will spend more in taxes than they do on housing, food and clothing. That’s right: They’re going to fork over some $4.5 trillion — that’s trillion with a “T” — to the federal and local governments, but spend just $4 trillion on themselves.
Why are Americans sending so much money to an incompetent entity? Are we that stupid? Apparently. I’d say it was way past time to fix what is broken, and what is broken is our government. We threw off the chains of tyranny once, we can damn sure do it again!