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How dare Nunes inform Trump and the people!

Mar 28, 2017 — Guest Column

You legislators and the “news” media say “how dare Nunes inform Trump!”.  The answer to that comment is: “Trump is the person whom WE The People put in as the chief executive of this nation and whose job it is to help us to flush that filthy toilet called Washington DC which Trump politely calls the “swamp”. 

Then horror of horrors Nunes went to those who hired him to do the job he is doing.  How dare he report to those who asked him to serve?  We know that you “great leaders” love to call us “The ignorant peasants from fly over country” when you are being polite,  and we also know about those much more derogatory terms you use for us when you are talking about us behind our backs.  You seem to forget who is paying you to be in DC.

Trumping the State Department

Mar 27, 2017 — Guest Column

President Trump’s budgetary assault on the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is long overdue.  He is forcing a rethinking that will benefit America and the world.

The State Department is one of the most bloated of federal bureaucracies.  Front line consular officers, many just starting their careers at State, actually help Americans abroad. However, there are also countless “Hallway Ambassadors” who aimlessly roam from irrelevant meeting to obscure policy forum, killing time and our tax dollars.

I would be shocked if the Dems hadn’t surveilled the Republicans and vice versa

Mar 26, 2017 — Guest Column

I guess I’m in the minority and will be ridiculed for saying this but, to be honest, I would be shocked if the Dems hadn’t surveilled the Republicans and vice versa. In the climate around the country of untruth, innuendo, Friday document drops, diversionary news stories, and outright lies, surveillance seems not just likely but expected. The feeling that there is no honor or loyalty or patriotism pervades the halls of government. And the desire for power drives most decisions.

As far a Russian meddling, there is little doubt in my mind that it happened. And I expect we do our share of meddling in return.
I don’t excuse the behavior I’m just not surprised by it.

Perhaps, instead of wringing our hands and looking to place blame we should put a stop to the climate that fosters these actions.

“I’m willing to give him time and space to get the job done.”

Mar 26, 2017 — Guest Column

I spoke to a veteran of the Iraq war a couple of days ago about the failure of the healthcare rewrite.

I have to keep reminding myself that the Obamacare bill was intentionally designed to make the rework or repeal difficult and for some facets, impossible. When I expressed my frustration at the Republican Party for its poor preparation and inability to come together, my friend said this, ” Donald Trump has successfully solved many problems and negotiated great deals. I believe he has a plan for this and I’m willing to give him time and space to get the job done.”

Very wise words. A good leader doesn’t necessarily show all his cards, he doesn’t reveal his tactics and he doesn’t give up.

A day after the decision to pull the bill I see things more clearly. Too much time, energy and concessions were going into the process. Nobody was budging. President Trump knows when to hold them and when to fold them. He also understands that it may take many rounds at the table.  In the meantime, the AHCA (Obamacare) is unraveling in front of a population who is blind to the ramifications of the implosion.

The cost of drugs are out of control!  We are paying for Washington corruption!

Mar 25, 2017 — Guest Column

The cost of drugs are out of control!  We are paying for Washington corruption!  There are more than 3,000 generic drugs being held up by the
Food and Drug administration. waiting to be approved. Europe and most of the world are paying 1/2 and less than American people are being charged.
Many in congress have sold their souls to the drug industry.  Its time to follow the money trail and get rid of political hack who betrayed the voters.
Bring down the cost of drugs and medical costs of the American people.

The undeniable innovation-leadership impulse

Mar 23, 2017 — Guest Column

Leadership is too often overlooked by the very societal systems that rely on it. Every social and organizational level depends on leaders and their direct and indirect efforts, to provide progress, success, even survival. History books worldwide are filled with stories of strong-willed, compulsive, focused, charismatic, and occasionally troubled but ultimately successful visionaries who became the needed leaders and innovators for a given era.

The search for, and development of, leaders and innovators should be a mandate, devoid of random chance or choice.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who would like my news straight up

Mar 22, 2017 — Guest Column

Acting on a credible threat assessment, overseas flights are banning electronics in the cabin of airplanes.For more information consult with your airline.

That is all we need to know, that is all we should know, and that is all the talking heads need to say.Anything else is either their opinion, sensationalism, or divisive

I’m sure I’m not the only one who would like my news straight up.

I am disgusted by the video of rapper Snoop Dogg pretending to shoot President Trump

Mar 20, 2017 — Guest Column

I am disgusted by the video of rapper Snoop Dogg pretending to shoot President Trump.

The two personages involved aren’t the issue, hateful behavior masquerading as entertainment is the issue. We have become a mean and nasty society that excuses bad behavior rather than face it head on. Of course there are the larger issues. One, our President should be entitled to some respect. Two, had this been a white person holding the gun pointed at a black person, there would have been an immediate outcry. Three, aren’t we taught to never point a gun
(even a toy) at anyone?

Isn’t this something we could all agree about? We must find common ground. And we must return to the character traits that made this country flourish. Divisive behavior such as this fixes nothing.

I never thought I’d see the day when liberal, Democrat, Alan Derschowitz and I agreed on anything

Mar 20, 2017 — Guest Column

I never thought I’d see the day when liberal, Democrat, Alan Derschowitz and I agreed on anything, much less that he would support President Trump’s travel ban. It has even been reported that he said if President Obama issued the exact same ban, it would have been upheld. That is a stunning admission that once again gives conservatives hope for the future. It is exciting to find common ground and gives us a platform to build on.

President Trump has set in motion an examination of the Executive Branch of government to find ways

Mar 19, 2017 — Guest Column

Now that, my friends, is a true leader. With the signing of his latest executive order, President Trump has set in motion an examination of the Executive Branch of government to find ways to reduce the size, stop waste and fraud, provide better service and to look at the effectiveness of programs.

All I can say is thank you, President Trump. You are leading by example. Starting with the Executive Branch, the President is saying “Do as I do, not as I say”. How refreshing.

I think this might be an action that would garner bipartisan support. I certainly hope I’m right.

 

How stupid are we?  We don’t secure our borders. We are overridden with trespassers

Mar 19, 2017 — Guest Column

How stupid are we? I’ll tell you how stupid we are. We don’t secure our borders. We are overridden with trespassers. When those trespassers
commit a serious crime we try to send them back to their home country. They refuse to take them. We release them onto our streets because we have laws against holding them indefinitely.

I ask you, do we release our citizens who are arrested for serious crimes? Yes and no. We have a system of bonding out and tracking criminals until their court dates. With the trespassers, its a get our of jail free card. The refusal to deal with trespassers appropriately endangers our citizens.

Had we not let them in, or allowed them to stay in the first place, we wouldn’t be facing this problem. Just enforce our laws and protect our people. It’s not rocket science, it is the law.

And, hey, let’s send all our criminals to a country with the same open border policy as us. The Netherlands or Germany come to mind.

Even if the GOP healthcare bill passes, it is destined to fail

Mar 12, 2017 — Guest Column

BombThrowers: Over at the American Spectator, David Catron warns conservatives and libertarians about having unrealistic expectations about repealing Obamacare.

He lists the many good things that are in House Speaker Paul Ryan’s proposed “American Health Care Act” (AHCA) such as the repeal of both the individual and employer mandates and the elimination of Obamacare taxes. He then goes on to criticize conservatives and libertarian, writing that they…

Let’s talk about evidence

Mar 12, 2017 — Guest Column

There’s a lot of talk these days about evidence, no evidence, lack of evidence, and the evidence that points to this or that.

As a noun, evidence means: information, indication, or grounds. In other words, something to back up a claim. When it comes to evidence or proof, source is very important. Who do we believe? Who is proven to be reliable? There is very little unbiased evidence available to the public. Why is that? Because it is possible for a determined and experienced operative to bury the truth under so many layers that it is difficult or impossible to get to the bottom. There are laws that protect the government from truth seekers. For example-you can get copies of every communication, if you are willing to pay the cost and have the money. They are not cheap. Then there is the tangled web of electronic evidence which recent events are showing to be almost impenetrable, unless you are a hacker.  Finally, you have every talking head giving their version of the truth.

I fear “the whole truth” has become the most recent victim of our society. Without it we will surely lose our way.

 

 

Everybody learns to tune out street noise or barking dogs. People in the media don’t seem to get it.

Mar 6, 2017 — Guest Column

Kids tune out their mother’s voice after awhile. Mother’s tune out the kids after awhile.

Everybody learns to tune out street noise or barking dogs. People in the media don’t seem to get it.

Sensational headlines with no real story begin to dull the senses. Pretty soon we just skip them, assuming there is nothing there, which is usually the case. The same is true of the reporting on President Trump. We simply do not hear you any more. We know you will bash him, we know you will report his every human frailty, we know you will accuse, try and convict him. So, we just turn you off and tune you out.

It is frightening to witness the rabid and unrelenting attack on President Trump and the American pe

Mar 6, 2017 — Guest Column

It is frightening to witness the rabid and unrelenting attack on President Trump and the American people.

He is our President, duly elected by the laws of this country. If one tenth of the money and energy put forth to cause him problems were invested in working toward solutions, everyone would be better off.  If I am any indication, the American people are tuning out. We know what needs to be done, we know the President is working on solutions, and we don’t need or want the constant barrage of sensationalized headlines. We are educating ourselves, networking, and moving forward. We are tired of the “sky is falling” rhetoric from the left and the support of that message on the evening news.