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False “friends of the people”

Sep 20, 2017 — Guest Column

Watching the Democrat Party and their fellow traveler liberals, socialists, and progressives fight each other for seats aboard the latest PC bandwagon, I am reminded of a young Foreign Service Officer named George Kennan, who was posted to Moscow in the immediate post-WWII years. Receiving a request from his Foggy Bottom superiors for a short explanation as to what in the heck the Soviet Union was doing and why it was behaving in such a hostile manner, he rapidly crafted a classified cable in response, but upon further reflection began flushing it out in greater detail. His highly-classified missive came to be known in government circles as “The Long Telegram.” It shaped America’s foreign policy for four decades.

Kennan unknowingly knocked it out of the park, on where the Democrat Party was headed, even way back then; and just how far they would go to achieve their goals. In his now declassified reply to his State Department superiors via the then War Department, you can find the following insight: “Among negative elements of bourgeois-capitalist society, most dangerous of all are those whom Lenin called false friends of the people, namely moderate-socialist or social-democratic leaders. These are more dangerous than out-and-out reactionaries, for latter at least march under their true colors, whereas moderate left-wing leaders confuse people by employing devices of socialism to serve interests of reactionary capital.”

Very astute young man, that Kennan lad.

Canadian Secuirty

Sep 15, 2017 — Guest Column

Is there anyone at least half as embarrassed as I am of our ‘security’ level in Canada? Is there ANY Canadian surprised that our previous governments have decimated our armed forces ‘assuming’ the mighty USA has our back?  And when the H of C committee was told that the USA would NOT stop a missile headed for Canada – led to ‘surprise’. REALLY!?

Over the past couple decades our elected Canadian federal governments have made a ‘mockery’ of our brave men and women in the armed forces. Just off the top of my head I can list some of the most ridiculous decisions made by our Feds. Sent our troops to a desert area in the Middle East with GREEN attire.

Devastating hurricanes have plagued Texas long before the industrial revolution

Sep 13, 2017 — Guest Column

BALTIMORE — The alta-left pundits of the East Coast media elites — The New York Times, Washington Post, NBC, CNN and their many satellites — wasted no time in rushing to judgment.

Torrential rains were still flooding a huge area of southeast Texas when they proclaimed Hurricane Harvey a prime example of devastating climate change. 

They received standing applause from Al Gore and his legion of federally-funded climate alarmists across the country; but they were jarringly wrong!

Don’t let the FBI get away with it!

Sep 6, 2017 — Guest Column

(Editor’s Note: Texan Art Bedford has posted a petition online at  He is asking Americans who believe in equal justice to sign it, telling the FBI to “hold Hillary accountable.)

As an Air Force retiree with over 30 years Military and Civil service as a communications intelligence collector,analyst and specialist, I routinely handled top secret sensitive compartmentalized information. If I had done anything near what Hillary Clinton and her staff had done, I would have been imprisoned regardless of my intent.

Rebuttal to diatribe on Trump’s insanity.

Sep 5, 2017 — Guest Column

Columbus, Galileo. the Wright Brothers, to name a few, were considered incompetent, dreamers, unrealistic, etc..Churchill was scorned initially,Yet all went on to outstanding accomplishments,and made fools of those who belittled them.. Granted, President Trump is certainly different from all his predecessors.

THANK GOD! He is fulfilling his campaign agenda,to re establish the basis of our Constitution. The vows he promised the majority who elected him, and. in making America great again. Anger, discontentment, bitterness,and hatred have been spewed by the unjust, slanted, bigoted media and the Soros backed Communist agenda under the guise of Trump being unfit and incompetent.

Rest assured Trump has the intellect, fortitude, perseverance in leadership in DC. The swamp must be drained and the march toward toward communism halted Only Trump can accomplish that at this time in US history. Triumph Trump !

The Deep State and End of America

Sep 3, 2017 — Guest Column

If your report is true regarding the Deep State and its desire to take down Donald Trump by fomenting rebellion in the streets, what is the end game?  What exactly does the Antifa, Deep State, and George Soros hope to accomplish if the government of the United States were to collapse or another civil war were to break out?  What do they want this nation to look like when the dust settles and the United States of America is no longer united or a federation of states?  What do they hope to replace it with?

If 94% of voters in a poll believe that we should learn from the past,  then who are the 6% rioting?

Aug 28, 2017 — Guest Column

If 94% of voters in a Rasmussen poll believe that we should learn from the past rather than erase it, then who are the other 6% that are rioting, vandalizing and grabbing headlines? They are the young, ill-informed, angry, hopeless and increasingly violent young people. That hurts my heart. At a time in their lives when they should be settling into the responsibilities of adulthood, building careers, raising families, and preparing a nest egg for retirement, they are seeking something that 95% of them cannot articulate. Sad for them, sad for us, sad for our country.

Sustainable Beef - pilot aimed at combating criticism

Aug 17, 2017 — Guest Column

I applaud the “beef” industry for its first attempt to take a long hard look at how badly their industry has become. The greed and ignorance of meat producers has created ‘tainted beef’. And over the past decades this has created an attitude of ‘acceptance’ of poor practice and diminishing quality.

I recently watched the documentary “What the Health.” I now avoid not only beef, but all meat products. I refuse to eat chemical laden meat.  The callous treatment of animals and the greed to pump up profits by using chemicals that are potentially carcinogenic has turned me off.

But my ‘beef’ is also with Health Canada. Under their watch little has been done to educate the consumer of the dangers of consuming the additives in ‘meat’.  Agricultural Ministers have turned a blind eye to the conditions the animals have had to endure before being slaughtered in some of the most inhumane methods possible. Again for ‘profit’ not conscious.

Start to push the meat industry to change – our health depends on it as do the animals subjected to pain and suffering their entire lives. 

Really.  Do humans have NO ability to be better stewards?

The polls being circulated about Confederate Statues exemplifies exactly what is wrong with this cou

Aug 17, 2017 — Guest Column

The polls being circulated about Confederate Statues exemplifies exactly what is wrong with this country.

One is given a choice: leave them where they are or remove them. Wow, can’t people in leadership or anyone with half a brain see another (or several other) options?

We could move them to a museum or Civil War battlefield. We could add a plaque explaining why the statue is where it is and the significance of the event and the lessons we now know. We could put another statue in place representing the opposite viewpoint. We could do local education on our history, the good, the bad and the ugly. The list goes on. But as long as people will only see or only accept the choice that they want, there can be no coming together. The “my way or the highway” is not how things get accomplished.

The sooner both sides recognize that, the sooner we can get things done that are desperately needed.


The double standards and division in the country is pathetic

Aug 16, 2017 — Guest Column

The double standards and division in the country is pathetic. It represents bone-headed unwillingness to understand anybody else’s point of view, anybody else’s concerns, anybody else’s rights.

The perfect example is those folks who criticize Pres. Trump for not naming White Supremacists but support President Obama for not naming Muslim Extremists. Both are bad, no matter what your politics.

How about the media not fomenting situations that might simply go away without the spotlight? Don’t they have a responsibility not to pour gasoline on a spark?

The original protest was against the removal of a General Robert E. Lee statue. Left alone, they could have exercised their right to peaceful protest and gone home. They have that right whether we believe in their position or we don’t.


Where’s the News about the FBI’s Investigation of the Clinton Foundation

Aug 15, 2017 — Guest Column

With Hillary Clinton making the news again, with claims that she is thinking of becoming a preacher following her 2016 election defeat, it should remind Americans of one scandal that has not been resolved since the 2016 election: the FBI’s investigation of the Clinton Foundation.

During the 2016 election, the Clinton Foundation was the target of the Right due to lack of transparency and accusations that it was a charity bank for the Clinton family. Some of the more notable news about the foundation was that Clinton Foundation staffers linked donors to then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton, a Clinton Foundation donor obtained uranium preferences from the Clinton-run Department of State, and how the foundation accepted tens millions of dollars from countries such as Morocco, Saudi Arabia (reportedly between $10 to $25 million) and Algeria. Many of these foreign donating countries have poor human rights records, which was a focus of Clinton’s tenure at the Department of State.


Peace Rallies are great and all, but, does anyone not want peace?

Aug 14, 2017 — Guest Column

Peace Rallies are great and all, but, does anyone not want peace? Maybe a few but I’m not sure those people will be turned into peaceniks by a rally. And I don’t mean to imply that the folks who organize rallies have poor intentions. They certainly are motivated by the best of ideals.

All I’m saying is that in a county of 178,00 or a town of almost 19,000, only 100 participants has to say something. My guess is that parading around in 90 plus degrees is not everyone’s cup of tea. But, I also think if people thought it would result in actually moving toward peace in any way, shape or form, they would have turned out.

There are 178,000 of us in Charlotte County. If we each act peacefully, especially in times of anger or frustration, the movement toward peace will be evident. Remember, we can only control ourselves. Let’s try being intentionally peaceable.

I don’t like David Duke or anything that he stands for. I don’t believe in white supremacy

Aug 13, 2017 — Guest Column

I don’t like David Duke or anything that he stands for. I don’t believe in white supremacy. I do, however, believe in their right to assemble. I know it is a headline grabbing event, filled with implications and pitfalls. But, did you ever wonder what would happen if Duke and others seeking 15 minutes of fame were simply ignored? Many protests and demonstrations that escalate from peaceful to violent would never happen if they weren’t given print and air space. After the fact the reporting would likely be, 50 people showed up, a speech given and participants disbursed.

When you put out a story like “Charlottesville police declare a state of emergency”, it’s like waving a red flag in front of a bull.  Inviting counter protesters to jump into the fray. A lot of time they are young, passionate and looking for excitement. When we examine this latest tragedy, let’s think about causes and prevention. Let’s not start laying blame until all the facts are in. And let’s think about ways to diffuse such incidents in the future.

The White House is receiving some much needed repair work.

Aug 12, 2017 — Guest Column

The White House is receiving some much needed repair work. What I found interesting is that some of the work was scheduled to be done while President Obama was in residence but he opted to have the next President deal with the inconvenience.  Of course, that follows his modus operandi on all things big and small. From the White House to the Korean peninsula, Obama avoided taking a stand and left the difficult choices (and inconvenience) to others.

Religion has shaped our history; students need to learn how!

Aug 12, 2017 — Guest Column

ASHLAND, Ohio—It’s easy to understand why discussions of religion make some people uncomfortable, no matter where the discussions take place. That’s no reason to ban the topic from American classrooms, however.

Many of the people who first came to America were seeking a place to freely practice their faith.  The majority of our colonies at one time had official churches.

Over time, the idea of religious toleration developed, where the colonies with established religions would tolerate the practice of other faiths.  By the time of America’s founding, we moved beyond religious toleration to an American understanding of religious liberty, which is enshrined in our founding documents.