Saturday, August 29, 2015

Standing Up To The Media...

Say whatever you want about Donald Trump, but one thing you can't say about him is that he's not willing to stand up to the media...
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said “CNN is terrible” after one of its reporters asked him about protesters outside his press conference in Norwood, MA on Friday.
After being asked about the protesters outside the event, Trump stated, “I don’t see many protesters. I see thousands of people, and there’s a few protesters. And I figured you’d ask that question because you know — no, that’s the way it is. CNN is terrible. CNN, you’re with CNN? Are you with CNN?”
After the reporter answered that they were, Trump continued, “You people do not cover us accurately at all. So they have a few protesters outside, and they have thousands of people, and the first question from CNN is about protesters.” (Powerline Blog via. Western Free Press)
Now if the rest of the GOP field would only take the message....

Friday, August 28, 2015

Founder's Quote, 28 August 2015

If a well-regulated militia be the most natural defense of a free country, it ought certainly to be under the regulation and at the disposal of that body which is constituted the guardian of the national security. If standing armies are dangerous to liberty, an efficacious power over the militia in the same body ought, as far as possible, to take away the inducement and the pretext to such unfriendly institutions. If the federal government can command the aid of the militia in those emergencies which call for the military arm in support of the civil magistrate, it can the better dispense with the employment of a different kind of force. If it cannot avail itself of the former, it will be obliged to recur to the latter. To render an army unnecessary will be a more certain method of preventing its existence than a thousand prohibitions upon paper. - Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 29 — 1788

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Seared Music: Siouxsie & The Banshees - "Kiss Them For Me" it just me or is this still a damn good song?

Trump: GOP Threats Over Debt Ceiling "Worth The Fight"

For what its' worth, I think Donald Trump's right....
Presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday said he thought it was “worth the fight” for congressional Republicans to threaten not to raise the U.S. debt limit as a way to pressure the Obama administration to agree to spending cuts.
“I would say that it’s worth the fight,” Trump said on Bloomberg TV. “Honestly there is so much fat in Washington that if you had the right people in there you could cut it.”
The Treasury Department has said the federal government can stay under its borrowing limit until at least the end of October. On Tuesday, the Congressional Budget Office extended that forecast to early December. If lawmakers do not raise the debt ceiling by that time, the U.S. government could be unable to meet some obligations, which could seriously rattle financial markets. (SRN News)
Debt ceiling fights are the hidden budget fights that can get ugly really fast; unlike appropriations bills, which set how much money government can spend, the debt ceiling sets how far out government can spend money up to...and as we saw back in late 2013, when the ceiling doesn't get raised, bad decisions have to be made in terms of what gets paid first. That said, financial markets do keep an eye on the debt ceiling, for no other reason than anything Congress sneezes in these fights, the rest of us take it on the chin.

Founder's Quote, 27 August 2015

Every man who loves peace, every man who loves his country, every man who loves liberty ought to have it ever before his eyes that he may cherish in his heart a due attachment to the Union of America and be able to set a due value on the means of preserving it. - James Madison, Federalist No. 41

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Summing Up The Democrat Party In 75 Words...

Founder's Quote, 26 August 2015

It will not be doubted, that with reference either to individual, or National Welfare, Agriculture is of primary importance. In proportion as Nations advance in population, and other circumstances of maturity, this truth becomes more apparent; and renders the cultivation of the Soil more and more, an object of public patronage. - George Washington, Eighth Annual Message to Congress — 1796

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Seared Music: X Ambassadors - "Renegades"

....if politics is indeed a bloodsport at times, then we need to definitely start acting like renegades...just saying. ;) :)

Why Pastors & Churches Can No Longer Avoid Politics

Quoting: Zo thinks that churches can no longer avoid politics in this amoral culture, especially given that liberals have put a bounty on religion. Christians especially are under widespread global attack. Hear what Zo thinks the devout need to do to fight back.

I'm of two minds here...on the one hand, churches & pastors have the right to speak their mind; if they want to enter the political sphere, that's fine...OTOH, if they want to enter the political sphere and start endorsing certain sides, then I say give up your tax exemptions and start paying taxes like everyone else...of course, they won't do that. Hypocrites.

Founder's Quote, 25 August 2015

Wish not so much to live long as to live well. - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack — 1746

Democrat Congresswoman: Scott Walker "Tightening Noose Around African-Americans"

In what Bizarro World does Rep. Gwen Moore live in?
Democrat Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) accuses Wisconsin Governor and Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker of supporting policies that are “tightening the noose, literally” around the necks of African-Americans, the Journal Sentinel reports.
The Milwaukee congresswoman made the racial remark while on a phone call with reporters Monday. Governor Walker, Moore said, is “literally campaigning around the state, saying you don’t want to be like Milwaukee, while at the same time really tightening the noose, literally, around African-Americans.”
The Wisconsin governor announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination last month.
“He cut his teeth on ‘three strikes and you’re out’ mandatory minimum sentences, really, you know, trail ‘em, nail ‘em and jail ‘em politics. And so we really have a high incarceration rate,” Moore said on the phone call.
Governor Walker’s campaign responded, calling Congresswoman Moore’s comments “inflammatory and inappropriate.” “Governor Walker will continue to focus on presenting solutions for Americans and uniting the country, while others continue to create division,” said Walker spokeswoman AshLee Strong, according to TheHill. (Breitbart)
Compared to the policies of the Democrat Party towards black Americans over the past 5-6 decades, that is really rich language from Rep. Moore...does she even see what goes on in her constituencies? No, don't answer that: if she did, she'd have to eat her words....but of course, to do that, she also likely wouldn't be a member of the Democrat Party either.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Founder's Quote, 24 August 2015

Work as if you were to live 100 Years, Pray as if you were to die To-morrow. - Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack — 1757

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Evidence & Questions Mount As To Possible Existence Of Second HRC Email Server

If there is a second email server, HRC's goose is well and truly cooked...
The tens of thousands of emails on Hillary Clinton’s private server from when she was secretary of state could also be on a second device or server, according to news reports.
The FBI now has the only confirmed private server, as part of a Justice Department probe to determine whether it sent of received classified information for Clinton when she was the country’s top diplomat from 2009 to 2013.
Platte River Networks, which managed Clinton's server and private email network after she left the State Department, has indicated it transfer – or “transferred” – emails from the original server in 2013, according to The Washington Examiner.
However, Clinton, the front-running Democratic presidential candidate, has suggested that she gave the department 55,000 pages of official emails and deleted roughly 30,000 personal ones in January, which raises the possibility they were culled from a second device.
Neither a Clinton spokesman nor an attorney for the Colorado-based Platte River Networks returned an Examiner’s request for comment, the news–gathering agency reported Saturday. (Fox News)
...and so are the Democrat Party's chances at this point in the presidential campaign; HRC's their best candidate and if she sinks, they don't have much of a bench to go to...

The Surging Anti-American Sentiment Of The Left

There's a really good article over at Politically Short on the continuing anti-American sentiment of the Left; simply put, its' well worth the time to read...a short blurb:
As one of the former leaders of the New Left who has now turned into a fierce proponent for conservatism, David Horowitz, explains that the Democratic “party apparatus feeds off the entitlements of the welfare state: social workers, university intellectuals, trial lawyers, bureaucrats, and government unions are all clients of the big-government programs the party promotes”. The more the individual is given entitlements, the longer the individual is kept dependent upon the program in which the party promotes.
Today it has resulted in more than 23 percent of Americans being dependent on some form of welfare while the American workforce has become demoralized as millions have given up searching for jobs. Moreover, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percent of Americans in the workforce — either working or seeking work under the Obama presidency has plummeted from 65.7 percent the month he took office in January 2009 to just 62.8 percent in November of 2014. That translates to more than 7 million fewer workers in the workforce.
Yet, to even highlight the fact that Democratic policies are disastrous for our nations workforce is to be demonized as enemies of progress, of social justice, and of minority rights. “Marxism may be dead”, notes David Horowitz, “but a Marxist moral imagination provides the ordnance for the Democrats’ political attacks.” (Politically Short)
Like I said, well worth the reading.