January 2010 Blog Posts (112)

RINOs, RINOs Everywhere

The 2010 elections are only nine (9) short months away, and the Tea Party movement has momentum on their side. One of the major objectives of the movement, and why it has caught on like wildfire, is to weed out the thinned down conservatives - those conservatives you thought were on your side, but voted too many times with Obama's socialist agenda. One of the most important lessons Ronald Reagan taught us is that when you stick to your core conservative principles -- you win.



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Added by Cathy O'Brien on January 31, 2010 at 9:51pm — 2 Comments

OBAMA ORGANIZING IN HIGH SCHOOLS

This is alarming, and the line between Obama and Mao is becoming very thin. We have already seen the Obama indoctrination of our small children in public schools, and this recruiting through our schools is over the line. Another critical reason why government does not belong in our school system. From Atlas Shrugs, "Obama is using high school children to goose step on the healthcare… Continue

Added by Cathy O'Brien on January 31, 2010 at 9:24pm — No Comments

Success, not in spite of a lack of labels, but because of it

We are all here because we are dissatisfied. It makes no difference if the person who feels that dissatisfaction is a Republican, Libertarian, or a Democrat because, first and foremost, we are Americans. We have a proud history of individualism and self-reliance yet tempered with a team spirit when that is needed. This is what makes the Tea Party successful: you don't have to be anything but you with an open mind to be one of us. And you don't have to give up anything or follow anybody blindly… Continue

Added by Richard Whitney on January 31, 2010 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Why has Scott Brown not been seated as yet?

what is it that is delaying the seating of Senator Elect Scott Brown. The Military votes are in and counted. They have had no effect of the winner of this seat. It is well over the 10 days required by MA to confirm and the US Senate to seat and elected Senator. Can anyone out there tell me why the Democrates and Republicans alike are being silent on this issue?

Quiltpen

Added by Adrienne M Johnson on January 31, 2010 at 4:08pm — No Comments

The Most Pathetic Thing You'll Ever See


President Barack Obama visits with sixth grade students at the Graham Road Elementary School January 19, 2010 in Falls Church, Virginia.

Added by Barry 'Bigbare' Carson on January 30, 2010 at 11:22pm — No Comments

When is an increase a decrease? When the government says so

When is an increase a decrease? When the government says it is apparently. If Patrick needs some lessons in cutting perhaps he should take a trip to Detroit where the automakers became quite adept at the task until they learned that the federal government could serve as their personal ATM from time to time. Cutting means getting rid of things, like the so-called wind farm scheme that has seen stiffer opposition than the British trying to take Breed’s Hill. Slashing the budget generally does not… Continue

Added by Richard Whitney on January 30, 2010 at 9:01am — No Comments

HAS OBAMA BECOME BORED WITH BEING PRESIDENT?

Being the man-child Obama is, could it be possible his attention span is waning? At his 'townhall' in Baltimore today with House Republicans, Obama sounded down right petulant. His comment "I am not an ideologue" was more a defensive response to pundits than a statement, which is becoming more and more frequent.



HAS OBAMA BECOME BORED WITH BEING PRESIDENT?

Perhaps he's not really cut out for -- or up to -- the job…

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Added by Cathy O'Brien on January 29, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Savings & Loan Scandel

I know that I may not be the brightess star in the sky, but it seems to me that our Country had about the same money problems that are having now back in the early 1980"s with the savings & loan rip offs.

The biggest differance is that now it is a government contolled rip off, with our government paying bankers, AIG, investment firms, mortage co., etc. to rip us off. At least back then some of the guilty was sent to prison for what they did, and the others went to Washington… Continue

Added by Frank Parks on January 29, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

NewsBusted for 1-26-10

Added by Barry 'Bigbare' Carson on January 29, 2010 at 4:58pm — No Comments

THE STATE OF THE UNION: A HOLLOW SPEECH

In a weak attempt to keep a campaign promise about transparency, notice that Obama said he would put entitlements online for all to see, not that he would cut them (another broken campaign promise). This is supposed to be the new Reaganesque fiscally responsible Obama? His State of the Union address was truly historic -- full of contradictions, condescension, pouting, anger and lies, not to mention a historic attack on the Supreme Court. His audacity is only upstaged by his narcissism… Continue

Added by Cathy O'Brien on January 28, 2010 at 7:40pm — 2 Comments

The Credibility Gap, the Real State of the Union

While I don’t wish to speak too harshly about President Obama’s state of the union address, we live in challenging times that call for candor. I call them as I see them, and I hope my frank assessment will be taken as an honest effort to move this conversation forward.



Last night, the president spoke of the “credibility gap” between the public’s expectations of their leaders and what those leaders actually deliver. “Credibility gap” is a good way to describe the chasm between… Continue

Added by Bob J Criswell on January 28, 2010 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Get America Back

The way I see it, 3 things have to change, and soon, before America can be saved. 1-Term limits. 12 years max, go home, no more career politicians porking out at the public trough. 2-Put ALL gov't employees in same programs as you and I. Want to fix and preserve SS? Put all of congress in it and it will take about a week.3- School choice. Let parents decide what school their child attends and you will see immediate and dramatic improvement. Those kids/parents who don't care will quickly be… Continue

Added by Bob J Cogswell on January 28, 2010 at 3:47pm — No Comments

ARLINGTON CEMETERY -



ARLINGTON CEMETERY -



Jeopardy Question



On Jeopardy the other night, the final question was " How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the Tomb of the Unknowns ---- All three missed it --



This is really an awesome sight to watch if you've never had the chance. Very moving experience, the soldiers' dedication is very evident, and the changing of the guards is fascinating in the precision of each movement.





Tomb of the…
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Added by R.T. Hudgins on January 28, 2010 at 10:01am — No Comments

Enough Already!

Now on to the real business hidden in the title. When started, the original plan was to focus on Massachusetts politics with a strong focus on Beacon Hill. Much to everyone's surprise, Scott Brown happened pulling us into the deeper, murkier, smellier world of national politics. I promise that we will try to get back on track because there really is no dearth of outrage to discuss - he says, thinking specifically of Governor Deval Patrick "cutting" the state budget by adding 3% and using the… Continue

Added by Richard Whitney on January 28, 2010 at 9:53am — No Comments

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS RIGHT, WE HAVE A SPENDING PROBLEM

In light of the spin we will inevitably be subject to tonight, let's get some real figures down. Firstly, a freeze is not a cut, and in order to get a grip on reducing our deficit, you have to reduce spending, Mr. President, but you already know that. That's just going to be Spin No. 1, and the most critical to our existance. Everything else takes a second seat, because if this county goes backrupt, the rest cannot be dealt with.



PRESIDENT OBAMA IS RIGHT, WE HAVE A SPENDING… Continue

Added by Cathy O'Brien on January 27, 2010 at 4:54pm — No Comments

A VICTORY OVER THE POLITICAL MACHINE

Not being a lawyer, but a citizen who knows how precious our freedom of speech is, this piece by Newt Gingrich defines why the recent Supreme Court decision is monumental. There will always be people who abuse, but the right to voice an opinion, either as an individual or as a group, should never be silenced. We see that with the Tea Party movement. Does anyone not believe that Obama would use every trick in the book to silence this 'group' because he now has all the power behind him? Tea Party… Continue

Added by Cathy O'Brien on January 27, 2010 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Neighborhood Watch

Dear Public,
I believe the NW needs to prepare to have a greater role in public safety asap. The economy is chewing away at the enforcement personnel and lay offs are effecting the crime rate rising. Voluteers are needed to get involved and we need to expand, develope, plan and prepare to handle our own security issues in the USA.
Contact number is 916 944-3008.
Sondra

Added by Sondra L Berry on January 26, 2010 at 7:14pm — 1 Comment

THE STATE OF OUR UNION

Prepare yourselves for the biggest staging event since the styrofoam pillars at the Democratic Party Convention, which had to be moved from the conference hall to a football stadium to handle Obama's ego. I wonder if the 'halls of congress' will be big enough. This is the man who had to stage a [teleprompter] talk before a 6th grade class.

THE STATE OF OUR UNION
http://tinyurl.com/yfkkfvr

Added by Cathy O'Brien on January 26, 2010 at 3:49pm — No Comments

TJ Grogg

Go to : TheGroggReport.com and see what I am all about.

Added by Tina Joan Grogg on January 26, 2010 at 2:09pm — No Comments

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Newt Says What The Rest Of Us Are Thinking:
It’s Time To Throw Peter Strzok In Jail

Disgraced FBI special agent Peter Strzok, a senior member of the bureau who gained notoriety in recent months over his anti-Trump text messages to a colleague, was grilled for nearly 10 hours during a joint congressional committee hearing on Thursday.

At issue was Strzok’s anti-Trump texts to former FBI lawyer and lover Lisa Page that coincided with his leading of the investigations into both former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server scandal and the alleged Trump/Russia 2016 election collusion, as well as his involvement in the subsequent Robert Mueller special counsel probe.

The hearing proved to be a heated battle, as Strzok displayed an arrogant smugness in defiance of pointed questions from Republicans that he largely danced around, while Democrats sought to upend and undermine the entire hearing with a plethora of interruptions, parliamentary maneuvers and outright praise for the man who helped let Clinton off the hook while ferociously targeting Trump.

Former House speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was less than impressed with Strzok’s performance and cooperation in the hearing and suggested during an appearance on Fox Business that the FBI agent should be held in contempt of Congress.

“I think they have to move to hold him in contempt and throw him in jail,” Gingrich said of Congress and Strzok.

“This is a person who is willfully standing up and refusing to appear as a congressional witness and he was a government employee at the time,” he continued.

“He has every obligation to inform the legislative branch, and I don’t think they have any choice except to move a motion of contempt because he is fundamentally — and so is his girlfriend (Page) — they’re both fundamentally in violation of the entire constitutional process,” he added.

Page had been subpoenaed to appear before Congress on Wednesday but refused to appear, saying she’d been unable to review relevant documents prior to the scheduled hearing, a closed-door hearing that has since been rescheduled for Friday.

Gingrich was not the only one who thought Strzok deserved to be held in contempt of Congress, as House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte informed Strzok that he remained at risk of such during the hearing, according to The Daily Caller.

That warning from Goodlatte came after Strzok had refused to answer a straightforward question posed by House Oversight Committee chairman Trey Gowdy, regarding how many people Strzok had personally interviewed between a specific set of dates in relation to the Clinton email investigation.

“Mr. Strzok, please be advised that you can either comply with the committee’s direction to answer the question or refuse to do so,” Goodlatte stated. “The latter of which will place you in risk of a contempt citation and potential criminal liability. Do you understand that? The question is directed to the witness.”

Strzok still refused to answer, citing instructions received from his counsel and the FBI to not answer certain questions on certain topics.

Goodlatte replied, “Mr. Strzok, in a moment we will continue with the hearing, but based on your refusal to answer the question, at the conclusion of the day we will be recessing the hearing and you will be subject to recall to allow the committee to consider proceeding with a contempt citation.”

It is unclear if Goodlatte and the committee ultimately did consider a contempt citation for Strzok following the contentious hearing, nor is it clear if Page will be held in contempt for blowing off her subpoenaed appearance on Wednesday.

Hopefully Congress will follow through on the threats of contempt followed by actual jail time against Strzok and Page in response to their uncooperative behavior and failure to appear when subpoenaed, if only to ensure that future witnesses called before Congress for sensitive or contentious hearings don’t think they can get away with the same sort of behavior.

TEA PARTY TARGET

Cops Sent To Seize Veteran’s Guns Without A Warrant, He Refused To Turn Them Over

“No one from the state was going to take my firearms without due process,” says Leonard Cottrell, after successfully staving off law enforcement and the courts from confiscating his firearms. Cottrell, an Iraq War veteran, was at work when he received a phone call from his wife. The cops were there, busting in to take his guns away. It all started after a casual conversation his son had at school.

Ammoland reports:

Police said their visit was sparked by a conversation that Leonard Cottrell Jr.’s 13-year-old son had had with another student at the school. Cottrell said he was told his son and the other student were discussing security being lax and what they would have to do to escape a school shooting at Millstone Middle School.

The conversation was overheard by another student, who went home and told his parents, and his mother panicked. The mom then contacted the school, which contacted the State Police, according to Cottrell.

The visit from the troopers came around 10 p.m. on June 14, 2018, Cottrell said, a day after Gov. Phil Murphy signed several gun enforcement bills into law.

After several hours, Cottrell said police agreed not to take the guns but to allow him to move them to another location while the investigation continued.

“They had admitted several times that my son made no threat to himself or other students or the school or anything like that,” he said.

Cottrell said he made it very clear to the police that he was “not going to willingly give up my constitutional rights where there’s no justifiable cause, no warrants, no nothing.”

The troopers searched his son’s room and found nothing, Cottrell said.

“To appease everybody, I had my firearms stored someplace else,” he said. “That way, during the course of the investigation, my son doesn’t have access to them and it’s on neutral ground and everything and everybody’s happy.”

“In the Garden State, the usual approach is to confiscate first and ask questions later, and victims of this approach often don’t know their rights. ‎In this case, the victim pushed back and confiscation was avoided — but the circumstances surrounding the incident are outrageous. A student expressing concern over lack of security is not a reason to send police to the student’s home — but it might be a reason to send police to the school to keep students and teachers safe” said Scott L. Bach, executive director of the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs and a member of the NRA board of directors.

NJ.com adds:

Cottrell, a disabled U.S. Army veteran who served three tours during “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” owns a shotgun and a pistol. He has all the correct permits to own the firearms, he said, and predominately uses the shotgun to hunt.

He said his wife allowed the officers to enter the home, and with her permission, they searched his son’s room — but they did not find any weapons, he said. The officers, he said, didn’t have a warrant but still wanted to take his guns. Cottrell wouldn’t let them.

“No one from the state was going to take my firearms without due process,” he said Thursday.

He said the attempted seizure resulted because of a new law Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law that makes it easier for police to confiscate guns when someone in the state poses a threat to themselves or others. The law is part of a broader statewide effort to make New Jersey’s gun laws even tougher amid the national outcry for more gun control in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

Cottrell said the officers “danced around the issue” when he confronted them about the new law.

A New Jersey State Police spokesman declined to answer questions about whether this incident had anything to do with the new gun laws.

In an email, Sgt. First Class Jeff Flynn said, “Troopers responded to Mr. Cottrell’s residence in reference to the report of a possible school threat. Based on their investigation, it was determined that Mr. Cottrell’s weapons did not need to be seized.”

David Codrea, writing for Ammoland, further added:

To appease everybody, I had my firearms stored someplace else,” New Jersey gun owner and Army veteran Leonard Cottrell Jr. told New Jersey 101.5 after a June 14 visit from State Police,. “That way, during the course of the investigation, my son doesn’t have access to them and it’s on neutral ground and everything and everybody’s happy.”

Cottrell was recalling state troopers showing up at his door to confiscate firearms after his 13-year-old son was overheard discussing lax school safety with a friend.

Indoctrinated by a pervasive snitch culture — one that never seems to deter the blatantly obvious demonic nutjobs — the eavesdropping student told his parents, who told school administrators, who in turn called the cops. (Note “If you see something, say something” carries risks of its own – if you report the wrong person, you could end up smeared as a “hater.”)

“Cottrell said he made it very clear to the police that he was ‘not going to willingly give up my constitutional rights where there’s no justifiable cause, no warrants, no nothing,’” the report continued. Despite that, his home is now a “gun free zone” and that has been publicized by the media. He has, in fact, willingly ceded those rights, and by his own words in order to make authorities “happy.”

Before judging him for that, consider the environment that is New Jersey. Then consider the overwhelming force the state can bring to bear, and its predisposition to using it, especially if it’s to enforce citizen disarmament. It’s easy to anonymously declare “Molon Labe” on the internet. In meatspace, resistance is more effective when the aggressor doesn’t get to dictate the time and place, especially if that place is your home and you have family inside.

Appeasing gun-grabbers, generally couched as “compromise,” is impossible. It’s like throwing a scrap of flesh to a circling pack of jackals and expecting them to be sated and leave you alone — instead of sensing opportunity and fear, and moving in closer.

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