Google Custom Search

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Rating the GOP candidates for President

As the nation edges closer to the campaign and election of 2012, this conservative examiner will rate the GOP candidates as we move through the season, particularly following the debates.
A rating system will be used, which this writer developed and implemented in 2008, that ranks the candidates on the key issues of any Presidential race--the economy, jobs, border security, immigration policy, taxes, small government, reduced government spending, foreign policy, abortion, terrorism, and the national defense.
More about that when the times comes.
As for now, how are the candidates doing so far?

Friday, May 27, 2011

Environmentalism a political movement, not scientific

n parts 1 and 2 of this series we examined the environmentalist movement and its attempt to stop oil drilling in Texas, and its practice of blatantly ignoring hard science. In this 3rd and final part, it is important to grasp the fact that those who adhere to a 'man-made climate change' theory are actually involved in a political movement rather than a scientific one.
For example, several years ago PBS was scheduled to do a documentary on global warming. They were planning to utilize the expertise of a world-renown scientist at the University of Oklahoma. However, when the scientist explained to the producers at PBS that he planned on basing his views solely on hard science, they told him in no uncertain terms that he MUST lay the blame for the phenomenon on human activity and the burning of fossil fuels. When the scientist protested that such a view is based upon speculation and opinion rather than hard scientific evidence, he was politely told his services would not be needed on the program.
Why? Why is the dogma of the environmentalist movement so important to its adherents that scientists must be browbeaten into submission and the documented scientific evidence ignored?

Part 2--The Tyranny of Environmentalism

In the last article on the tyranny of environmentalism it was noted that the 'true believers' in the theory of 'global warming' or 'climate change' wish to lay the blame for this phenomenon directly at the feet of average citizens, businesses, farmers, and corporations that are simply going about their daily lives trying to survive with the tools we have developed. Not a shred of scientific evidence confirms that view.  
At the opposite side of the spectrum lies conservatives, libertarians, and those who adhere strictly to 'hard science.' It isn't that these persons deny the possibility of global warming, or global cooling either, for that matter. Rather, these persons question man's contribution to the process. They are not convinced that human activity has much of an impact one way or the other on changes in the earth's temperatures.
Hard science definitely appears to confirm the notion of the latter group of persons.

Environmentalist tyranny--will Texas oil drilling survive?

The extremist 'environmentalist movement' has been the singular source of much of the tyranny perpetrated against the American people in the last half of the 20th century and the first decade of the 21st. Hamstrung by enviro-activists, farmers, land-owners, businesses that provide jobs, and other entities have been forced to live in an increasingly restrictive scenario where their very survival is at stake.
One of the latest examples of such outrageous attacks on liberty occurred just this week. Environmentalists in West Texas wish to designate a large sector of land used by oil companies as a 'protected habitat' for a species of lizard they wish to have placed on the endangered species list. By so doing, they will practically put the oil industry in West Texas out of business, and over 20,000 Texans will lose their jobs. These jobs include blue-collar workers on the rigs as well as supervisors and white collar workers in management.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Second Amendment News Roundup for 5/26/2011

All guns and politics, from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

Way Up North comments on the skirmish between the state of Texas and the TSA, in which the TSA threatened to shut down all air travel in the state unless its new law overriding questionable TSA tactics is rescinded.

Breda makes some important clarifications on the upcoming open carry thing on June 5.

The Wandering Minstrel posts all of today's headlines involving firearms. Take a look.

Tam blogs about the uselessness of those cut-down lever guns like Steve McQueen used in one of his movies.

Days of our Trailers notes some more fallout from the AZ massacre...strange given that the perp was to go on trial.

Around O-Town says that while terrorists are flocking through our porous, unprotected borders, the federal government is focusing on stuff like THIS...

Alphecca reports that the St. Petersburg, Florida city council wants gun control. They also want to align themselves with 'the Bastard's' group of mayors what wish to rob citizens of their gun rights.

Line in the Desert alerts us to a recent bust involving 108 illegal aliens being found in a Phoenix drop house.

David Codrea notes that a civil rights group has come out in opposition to the Brady Center's latest attack on concealed carry.

Kurt Hofmann provides commentary on Rand Paul's forceful stance against the anti-gun measures inherent in the Patriot Act.

Vanderboegh identifies the probable 'Oliver North' of the Project Gunwalker scandal.

WRSA says that increasingly Patriots are considering voting with their FEET, that is, moving to a certain sector of the country where liberty-lovers can survive and thrive. Highly interesting reading!

ATF gun smuggling scandal--stonewalling through the courts?

As it has been widely reported by those closely monitoring developments in the 'Project Gunwalker' scandal, in which the ATF with the approval of the DOJ, and perhaps others, smuggled U.S. guns into Mexico, the Administration's response consistently has been to stonewall. In the Senate Charles Grassley and in the House Darrell Issa have been unable to get Eric Holder and the DOJ to cooperate with ongoing investigations. Holder has refused to provide the necessary documents for the investigations.
However, there is another arena in which stonewalling, or at least it's equivalent, could be utilized to prevent anything being done about the inexcusable problem at the southern border, which by extension, involves the guns rogue U.S. agents placed into the hands of drug cartels in order to pad statistics claiming that 'U.S. guns are arming the Mexican drug cartels.'
Take the court case involving one Manuel Osorio-Arellanes and 19 others who participated in the sordid scheme of bringing 700 U.S. guns to the southern border to be smuggled into Mexico for the cartels.....

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Second Amendment News Roundup for 5/25/2011

All guns and politics, from the best guns rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

Brigid blogs from 'ground zero' in tornado alley, where the devastation is beyond imagination--the worst tornado outbreak this century, so I have been told.

Pamela Geller provides former Ambassador John Bolton's remarks concerning Netanyahu's speech before Congress. Bolton would make an excellent President, in my opinion.

Mike McCarville updates the news on a variety of issues, including the tornadoes in Oklahoma, but he also provides a photo of his family--Grandpa Mike with his granddaughters.

Line in the Desert has the interview Greta van Sustren  conducted with Texas Governor Rick Perry on the issue of the southern border.

CLO maintains that a gun exemption is sorely needed in the so-called 'Patriot Act.'

David Codrea wants to know when are pro-gun Democrats going to demand that hearings be held on Project Gunwalker.

Kurt Hofmann suggests that guns must not be as capable as they once were, given that Americans have been purchasing them by the thousands, but the crime rate has gone DOWN. A must-read.

Mike Vanderboegh, along with David Codrea, issue a challenge to Obama's new Internet propaganda czar--'Welcome to the party, pal. Let's talk about Project Gunwalker.'

WRSA provides a good list of resources for your ammo needs. Take a look.

Way Up North reports that the federal NTSB can find no cause for the plane crash that killed Senator Ted Stevens.  Something fishy there.

Tam serves up some appropriate snark aimed at Odumbo over his latest gaffe.

GunRights4US has a must read on Peter Fonda's recent remarks about training his granddaughters to use long-range firearms.

John Jacob H posts his refresher course on what to do when stopped by the police.

From Around O-Town: 'Maybe the DOJ should designate Texas as a no-illegal aliens zone.'

1 With a Bullet informs us of converting 2 Mosin-Nagant rifles to a .45-70. Photo included.

'Congress gets an American president'--for one day

Immediately after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave Barack Obama a tongue lashing over his proposal to divide Jerusalem, turning over to Muslims the most sacred sites in Jewish and Christian history, the President high-tailed it out of the country to Ireland in a laughable attempt to claim that he's as Irish as he is Kenyan--politically motivated no doubt. Netanyahu was already scheduled to speak before Congress when Obama decided ditch the speech and leave the country. This gave the U.S. Congress an opportunity to hear a real American President if but for only one day.

In an article at American Thinker entitled, 'Congress Gets an American President--For a Day,' Rabbi Aryeh Spero provides a litany of reasons Netanyahu represents American values while Obama does not:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Obama adds new position to crush negative coverage online

In anticipation of a brutal 2012 re-election bid, Barack Obama has added a new position to the White House staff. Jesse Lee is now charged with crushing negative coverage of Obama online. His title is 'Director of Progressive Media and Online Response.'
With virtually no opposition or challenge to the President offered by the mainstream media, the Obama machine has set its sights on the Internet, where there are significant demands of accountability from this Administration. If Obama can successfully smash such responsible journalism, then he will have the entirety of the news coverage in his hip pocket.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Second Amendment News Roundup for 5/23/2011

All guns and politics, from the best gun rights and liberty bloggers on the Internet.

Kurt Hofmann reports that a gun owner privacy law is now going to the Illinois Governor's desk for a signature, but a state senator--a Democrat--got his feelings hurt in the process.

David Codrea says that a New York Congressman with ties to the mob has proposed a national gun registration bill.

WRSA has a most important read entitled, 'Principles of Tyranny.'

Tam has a very special message for Pima County, Arizona sheriff Dupnik (Dumbnik actually).

The Stiletto comments on the Republican field of candidates, particularly RINO Mitt Romney.

Newbius provides an excellent confirmation of what I've been saying all along about those who make predictions about the end of the world.

Breda shares her open carry update.

Traction Control posts an interesting video of a group of rednecks who get a gun pulled on them.

John Jacob H has more info on the SWAT team in Arizona that pumped 71 rounds of lead into an Army vet who served in Iraq.

GunRights4US follows up with his take on the SWAT team overkill in Arizona.

Brigid provides an informative review of a pocket pistol.

Days of our Trailers blogs on the double standards inherent among the gun control freaks.

Around O-Town notes that government agencies refuse to secure the border, but they will conduct pat-downs of students at proms.

Behind the Parapet comments on various and sundry items in the news.

Alphecca reminds us to be very careful about what we post to the web. Read to see the reason why.

A Line in the Desert has a video of Holder being questioned by Congress concerning the DOJ-ATF gun smuggling scandal.

Mike McCarville shares a video of GOP Presidential contender Herman Cain. I like this guy.

Pamela Geller reports that Christian and Jewish leaders have responded to Barack Obama's outright attack on Israel, and they are telling the President he is wrong. Good!

Explosive raw video surfaces in DOJ-ATF Gunwalker scandal

A new update to the continually unfolding story of the DOJ-ATF Gunwalker scandal sheds new light on what is actually happening at the southern border and in the highest levels of the Justice Department. A raw video has surfaced that not only confirms the charges of ATF whistleblowers but shows that the illegal scheme is still happening despite Congressional investigations.
According to Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea, a confidential informant gave Fox News an interview in the video during which he explains that ATF agents, police officers, and officials at the highest levels of the U.S. government approved the illegal transfer of weapons to Mexico.
The reporter at Fox News who is helping with the investigation of the scandal sent Codrea the following bombshell email following the May 4 interview with the confidential informant, indicating that more serious charges are being made by a second informant, a law enforcement source:

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Reason to be of Good Cheer

Today's scripture, devotional thought, prayer, and song are up at the ministry site.

Click here: Martin Christian Ministries.

Thank you, and be of good cheer, my friend!

Fox News head Roger Ailes blasts Sarah Palin as 'stupid'

Fox News Chief Roger Ailes blasted Sarah Palin in the cover article for New York Magazine that is to go on sale tomorrow. In the article written by Gabriel Sherman, Ailes reportedly referred to Palin as 'stupid,' but the comment is second hand and is supposedly off-the-record. The article, entitled, 'The Elephant in the Green Room,' is available now at theNew York Magazine website.
Close associates of Ailes claim that the Fox News head is disappointed with the current crop of Republican Presidential hopefuls. But he saves his harshest criticism for Palin:
Continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's Conservative Examiner.