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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Remember Who You Are

Perhaps this is good advice for a time like this.

Read about it here.

Sometimes the simplest of truths are the most profound.

Who is Rick Perry?

As Texas Governor Rick Perry enters the race for the Republican Presidential nomination, the dynamics of Campaign 2012 have already drastically changed. A Fox News poll shows that Perry is now running a close second to front-runner Mitt Romney, who is slipping in support. It should be noted that the survey was taken long before Perry formally announced his decision to enter the race today. 
The poll, which surveys the preferences of likely GOP primary voters, shows that Mitt Romney has slipped from 24% to 17% since June. Michele Bachmann, on the other hand, has increased her level of support by 4 percentage points since June, and comes in at 10%. But the surprise is the Perry factor. Support for the Texas Governor stands at 14%, a close second to Romney and within the 3% margin of error that is standard in political polls. Thus, the race is a dead-heat between Perry and Romney.
It is incumbent upon voters, thus, to delve into the background, heritage, beliefs, political philosophy, and legislative history of someone who is suddenly virtually tied with the GOP front-runner for President.
With that in mind, who is Rick Perry?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Rating the GOP candidates in last night's Iowa debate

In the second major Republican Presidential 'debate' for the 2012 election cycle, eight of the declared candidates appeared on the stage front and center to answer questions from a Fox News panel and anchor Chris Wallace. The term 'debate' is an erroneous way to describe these events, which are nothing similar to the classic debate format but are more like candidates' forums or joint news conferences. Nonetheless, the evening proved to be electrifying both on the stage and in the audience.
Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Mitt Romney all came out swinging in an effort to demonstrate the 'fire in the belly.' The audience loved it, giving the candidates wildly enthusiastic applause and several standing ovations.
As promised, the candidates will be periodically rated based upon their performance on the campaign trail and their 'debate' appearances. The rating system is one that this writer developed prior to the 2008 Presidential campaign, which focuses on ten central issues of paramount importance to conservatives--jobs and the economy, government spending, small government, border security, immigration policy, taxes, abortion, foreign policy, terrorism, and the national defense. Candidates are rated on each of these issues based upon a scale of 1 to 10, with10 being the top score and 1 being the lowest. Then, the scores are compiled for an overall score.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Heal Our Land

Today's devotional at the ministry site.

Access it here: Martin Christian Ministries.

Thanks for stopping by, and God bless!

Rick Perry?

The gurus say he's in. He certainly talks like it.

But is this the guy we need?

While Perry has some admirable qualities there are troublesome questions that must be answered before many conservatives can support him...such as:

What was he doing serving as Al Gore's State Campaign Chair in Texas in 1988?

Why has the Governor refused to support Arizona's new law that enforces federal immigration law?

Why has Perry supported the concept of in-state tuition for illegal aliens who go to college in Texas?

Why did Governor Perry support NAFTA and it's concomitant Mexico-U.S. 'super-highway'?

And despite his rhetoric concerning illegal aliens, why does Governor Perry's record indicate a history of refusing to enforce laws concerning businesses who knowingly hire illegals?

Despite the wild excitement of some conservatives over Perry's entering the race for President, it would appear that we are dealing with another George W. Bush type of globalist who does little to secure our borders.

The 2A Roundup--Top Ten for Thursday, August 11, 2011

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

David Codrea reports the explosive news that the FBI now considers those who prepare for a worst-case scenario by purchasing non-perishables, stockpiles of food, water, clothing, guns, and ammo, to be 'potential terrorists.' Folks, do you now see where this is going?   

CLO comments on the astounding loss by Democrats and labor unions in the recall elections in Wisconsin. We The People have the victory!

Days of our Trailers has more surplus items for sale, but be vewwy vewwy careful--those wascally wabbits in the FBI might consider you to be a terrorist if you buy something. 

Roberta X provides a must-read today entitled, 'Step by Step.' First, they disarm you, then...

Standing By writes a good piece that could be used as a follow up to the previous link, entitled, 'So This Is a Civilized Society?'

Breda is obviously well prepared for any eventuality. Take a look.

Way Up North posts an important piece on firearms at work--don't ask, don't tell.

WRSA announces the big Restore the Constitution rally in Atlanta on August 19 at the Georgia State Capitol.

John Jacob H has a follow-up that demonstrates one of the reasons North Carolina has descended into the California of the South--extremist Leftwing academics (N.C. is full of them) that dominate the state continue the assault on free speech and gun rights--and now they want to meddle in football.

Brigid provides a good firing range report today--finding what fits.

Cronyism uncovered in Gunwalker scandal, plus breaking updates

As various investigative reporters and citizen journalists continue to probe into the corruption engulfing the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, a little-publicized fact has been uncovered that sheds further light into the key players in the Gunwalker scandal--cronyism.
Many of those who are implicated in the illegal scheme to place U.S. guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels are linked to one law firm--Covington & Burling.
The law firm is of primary importance in gaining a deeper understanding of the Project Gunwalker scandal and its coverup by the Obama Administration. Attorney-General Eric Holder was a partner in the firm prior to his becoming head of the Department of Justice.
But Holder is not the only one. Lanny Breuer, the Assistant Attorney-General of the United States under Eric Holder, was also a partner at Covington & Burling. Investigators discovered in February of this year that Breuer is a central figure in the coverup of the Gunwalker scandal. Further information uncovered a series of highly questionable actions in Breuer's extensive political career, beginning with the Clinton Administration.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Update on Gunwalker scandal--victim status in Brian Terry murder denied

One of the key components of the ATF-DOJ Gun Smuggling scandal--also known as 'Project Gunwalker'--that brought the illegal activity of the federal government into public view was the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Terry was allegedly shot to death with one of the guns that the ATF walked across the border and placed into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.
A U.S. Attorney representing the District of Arizona requested that the U.S. District Court deny victim status for the parents of murdered Border Patrol Agent Terry.
The attorney representing the parents of Brian Terry had filed a motion that would grant them 'victim status' in the case. Terry's parents had maintained that as representatives of their murdered son in court they should be given the right to intervene in the case as victims, given that Terry had been a target of drug cartel criminals.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

The 2A Roundup--Top Ten for Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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

WRSA has the must-read of the day on 'civilization's end.' Don't miss this one. Of extreme importance.

Kurt Hofmann reports the latest news on the continuing conflict between the FAA and local governments on air safety.

Alphecca posts VERY bad news from Israel concerning gun control. As I constantly preached, folks, there is NO PLACE for Patriots to go for refuge in this world anymore. We make our stand for liberty right here, and win, or else freedom is lost for thousand years.

GunRights4US points to the REAL problem with our government today.

Denninger reports a dire, massive downgrade on the American economy by an agency that says we have at least 2 more years of pain and decline.

Newbius adds his commentary to the news today that Progressives are calling for violence and a roundup of 'Tea Baggers.'

The Suffolk County Liberty Report says, 'This is it, folks, we are Americans and Patriots.' This is a call to a mass gathering on Washington. I have often said this would be necessary, but we need many more that just 300,000 or a million. TEN million would get their attention!

Resist Tyranny delineates how Obama's policies have killed multi-millions of jobs.

Liberally Conservative discusses Harry Reid's proposed 'big oil tax' that will kill thousands if not millions of jobs.

Randy's Right posts an explosive speech by Robert Welch in 1958 predicting that insiders plan to destroy America from within. Prophetic?

Progressives issue death threats; call for roundup of 'Tea Baggers'

In a shocking display of violent rhetoric given that Leftists routinely plea for 'civil discourse' and decry the 'tone' of conservatives, Progressives are increasingly issuing death threats to Patriots who are dedicated to the primacy of the Constitution in U.S. law. One such propitious champion of 'kinder, gentler' dialogue called for the systematic roundup of what he calls 'Tea Baggers'--the derogatory term coined by Progressives to smear members of the Tea Party--in order to subject them to a year's worth of 're-education' at so-called 'green' internment camps.
For informational purposes, readers should recognize that the terms 'Leftist' and 'Progressive' are interchangeable. They refer to the same thing--those who wish to 'change' America into a totalitarian system where government dominates and regulates all of human life, and where the economic system of capitalism is junked in favor of a Marxist-Socialist model.
To those who have followed the Left ever since the 1960s, such vitriol is no surprise. From Saul Alinksy to Cloward and Piven, from Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn to Ward Churchill and the Symbionese Liberation Army, Progressives have consistently called for the violent overthrow of the U.S. Constitution and the murder of persons they identify as the stalwart defenders of American freedom and capitalism.

Monday, August 08, 2011

It's Worse Than We Thought, Obama in Denial

Folks, today's stock meltdown was much worse than we imagined, with the Dow losing 634 points--the lowest session since 2008 just after the banking and mortgage crisis.

Obama went on the air, however, and stated that the U.S. is still an AAA credit nation. Abject denial.

Rush Limbaugh said that Obama had just flipped the public the bird.

I agree. Now it's time for the public to flip Obama the bird. He is 'the Bullshit President.'



Read it.

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Breaking--Stocks Down 500 Points!

The latest news from the ticker of breaking news over at Fox says that the Dow has plunged 500 points so far.

The meltdown continues.

And can you guess what else continues?

Three guesses and the first doesn't count.

Democrats have kicked up into high gear the 'Tea Party is to blame' mantra.


The 2A Roundup--Top Ten for Monday, August 8, 2011

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

Line in the Desert issues a statement that 'puts it all in perspective' on the debt crisis.

Brigid posts a beautifully written poem and pictorial that is a real gem.

Standing By provides a must-read follow-up to a previous post entitled, 'Hard History Coming.'

From Around O-Town: 'When the Citizens are Armed, the Criminals get Nervous.'

David Codrea revisits an issue we have discussed many times--the ill-conceived 'gun buy-back' programs. This is the latest news on that front.

Way Up North shares the topics of conversation with a friend on Sunday which are indicative of what many gun rights and liberty advocates are concerned about. Take a look.

Tam has a video on speed reload tips from S.W.A.T. Magazine.

John Jacob H posts an absolute must-read on 'The Great Reset.' If you don't read this, then you, sir, are a Commie-Nazi!

Days of our Trailers provides a VERY interesting read on gun control in China.

Mike Vanderboegh reports the latest on the Project Gunwalker scandal--gunwalking in HOUSTON, Texas.

Monday meltdown--'it's the Tea Party's fault'?

Asian markets last evening predicted today's scenario--a Monday meltdown at the U.S. Stock Exchange as the market lost 330 points within the first hour of trading. Asia-Pacific stock exchanges began losing as soon as they opened last night, and the losses continue today.
Analysts widely agree that today's meltdown is in response to Standard and Poor's decision to downgrade the U.S. credit rating based upon the failure of the Obama Administration to reduce federal spending in order to address American debt, which now stands at 14.5 trillion dollars.
Standard and Poor's had stated that the nation needs at least 4 trillion dollars in spending cuts in order to avoid a hit to its credit rating and that it may downgrade the rating yet again unless progress is made toward reducing the debt.
But today's market meltdown is further fueled by another decision by Standard and Poor's that casts a negative shadow on the entire U.S. economy. The credit rating giant downgraded the rating of FannieMae, FreddieMac, and 32 banks and credit unions.    
Further, Standard and Poor's stated that it is also evaluating state and local governments in the U.S. for possible downgrades.

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Night watch--all eyes on world markets

As political leaders around the world scramble to reassure investors, all eyes are wide open this evening in anticipation of the opening of world markets tonight, particularly in Asia. Early reports indicate that Asian markets have opened down. The news that Standard and Poor downgraded the credit rating of the U.S. for the first time in history has investors around the world on edge. Tel Aviv stocks dropped by 7% on the news of the downgrade. Added to the anxiety is the fact that Greece, Spain, Italy, and other major European nations are on the brink of economic collapse. Thus, the 'night watch' begins.
What Monday will bring is anybody's guess. As one market analyst told CBS News this evening, 'We are in uncharted territory. There is no way to know what the markets will do tomorrow.'
Many market watchers believe that there will be no major crash tomorrow, given that the various stock entities have had the entire weekend to prepare and to adjust course accordingly. This seems to be the consensus among a broad spectrum of analysts who believe that Monday's markets, though volatile, will either break even or possibly experience a modest upswing as they did Friday.
The key, however, is what follows in the coming days, weeks, and months.