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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Republican Presidential Debate of 11-12-2011

In a news forum sponsored by CBS News and National Journal tonight at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Republican Presidential candidates focused on foreign policy issues.
Several candidates did very well in presenting their views and articulating conservative principles, the best being Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, and Ron Paul.
Rick Santorum appeared to be off his game a bit this evening, but his views remain solidly conservative.
Mitt Romney always presents himself well, but one must always be mindful of the fact that in several areas of critical importance to conservatives, the candidate leaves much to be desired. These areas include RomneyCare, energy policy, gun rights, government bailouts, and his flip-flops on the abortion issue.
Jon Huntsman is another that is able to present himself well but articulates views that are more often than not indefensible from a conservative point of view. And the fact that he served in the current Administration automatically makes him suspect. 

A New Look At Newt

When former House Speaker Newt Gingrich announced that he would be seeking the Republican Presidential nomination, I was among the first to dismiss his candidacy outright. His tendency to collaborate with Hillary Clinton and other liberals on matters such as 'global warming,' energy policy, and other dubious moves that led to conservative suspicion was enough for me to reject outright a Gingrich candidacy.
However, with the announcement by Sarah Palin that she would not seek the Republican nomination, and with several other factors such as the failure of Michelle Bachmann to gain significant traction in her bid, despite the fact that on the issues she is near perfect, I think it is time to take a new look at Newt.

Friday, November 11, 2011

A Voice for Freedom

Join us in the morning for 'A Voice for Freedom' on radio station WFHT-AM 1390 in Orlando-Avon Park, Florida at 11 AM.

You can listen anytime on the Internet by simply clicking on the 'listen' button on the site's homepage. Archived recordings of previous broadcasts are also available on the Internet.

A Voice for Freedom reaches an audience of approx. 100,000 in the greater Orlando area, with a potential listening audience of over 1 million.

Tomorrow's guests are listed on the site's homepage.

New Info Indicates Justice Kagan's Conflict of Interest on ObamaCare

When former Obama Administration attorney Elena Kagan was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by Barack Obama, conservatives warned that the nominee was perhaps the most politically partisan Justice that has ever served on the high court. Kagan had served as Obama's Solicitor-General and was responsible for defending his policies in court cases.But new information has surfaced today that may indicate a stark conflict of interest when it comes Kagan and the Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of ObamaCare.
As a result of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch and CNSNews in response to the Justice Department's refusal to release documents pertaining to Kagan in a Freedom-of-Information-Act request, the DOJ released redacted documents late Wednesday evening which indicate that Kagan would need to recuse herself from any case pertaining to ObamaCare that makes it to the Supreme Court.

Veterans Day, 2011

Today we honor the living and remember the dead--those who served our country during wartime.

In my family there are many who went to war for their country. My grandfather fought in World War I. Several of my uncles fought in World War II, one of them died when a shell exploded. Later, another one of my uncles served in both the Korean and the Viet Nam wars. He returned to Viet Nam for 3 tours of duty.

My father served in the military but was never called up for war duty.

Veterans preserved the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. Honor the ones who are living. Take one to lunch and pay for the bill. If you happen to see a war veteran in a restaurant, pay his bill and tell the cashier and waitress not to tell him/her who did it. A surprise, anonymous gift is always a joy.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The 2A News Roundup for Thursday, November 10, 2011

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

Mike Vanderboegh reports that Holder and the Justice Department are continuing in their coverup of Fast and Furious by withholding witnesses from the Senate and House committees.

Kurt Hofmann wants to know if Chris Rock is channeling the NRA's Wayne LaPierre. lol

WRSA has a must-read on 'robbery and opportunity.'

David Codrea provides information on the Brian Terry memorial--the Border Patrol agent who was murdered as a result of the ATF Fast and Furious scheme. David also laments the lack of readership of this post on Examiner, which I myself have experienced as well over the past few days. It gets to be old when you put significant time and effort into a story, only to have relatively few read it. And that means money right out of our pockets too. We are paid according to readership. Sometimes I want to flip off the whole thing and quit. Yes, it is just that bad.

Way Up North reports the story of 2 home invasions in Alaska, along with the deadly results.

Brigid comments on wheel guns, pink guns, Miss Kitty, and Marshall Dillon.

CLO reports that Newt Gingrich has a mixed record on gun rights. This is the one area I wish Newt would see the light on. He is so brilliant in debates,and with a strong statement in support of gun rights, we'd be in business.

GunRights4US posts an important read on 'war dead abominations.'

Every Blade of Grass has a good firing range report.

Oleg Volk presents his latest masterpiece on the KelTecKSG Compact Shotgun.

Danger Signals in This Week's Election Results

Several areas of the country held elections on Tuesday of this week. Kentucky, for example, held a gubernatorial election. Virginia held state assembly elections. Ohio voted on a measure that would end the Governor's restrictions on public employee unions. And Mississippi voted on a pro-life referendum.
The results of these various elections represent a mixed bag at best, along with some very troubling signals that hold broad ramifications for America's future and the general election of 2012.
Perhaps the most troubling of all is Ohio's repudiation of restrictions on public employee unions. When the Tea Party came into being in 2008-09 it was clear that the citizens were reacting against the overreach of the current Administration in the areas of the national debt, ObamaCare, the environment, and other issues that added to the ever growing burden of debt with which future generations of Americans will be saddled.

Do Demons Exist?

A topic for your consideration HERE.

This one is a doozy.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Exclusive Interview with Sheriff Who Says Women Need to Carry Concealed Guns

In the following exclusive Examiner interview, Sheriff Chuck Wright of South Carolina expands on his statement in favor of gun rights for citizens in the wake of the current crime wave that is sweeping certain sectors of the country. Wright's support for gun rights, and his statement urging women in particular to carry firearms, garnered national attention.. 
When the Sheriff strongly advocated what is known as 'licensed concealed carry' of firearms on the part of ordinary citizens, the news spread like wildfire last week in the Carolinas and eventually made its way into the national mainstream media. Wright, who is Sheriff of Spartanburg County, South Carolina, which is located in the northern corner of the state near the mountains, found himself appearing on CNN, Fox News, and other media outlets to answer questions concerning his strong stance in favor of citizen gun rights.
Gun rights is a 'hot button' issue right now in the national news due to the allegations of whistleblowers within the government that the Obama Administration concocted a scheme to send U.S. guns to Mexican criminals so it could pad statistics in an attempt to make a case for strict gun control legislation and gun bans.
Attorney-General Eric Holder appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday to answer questions concerning the scandal known as 'Operation Fast and Furious.'
But Sheriff Wright is convinced that ordinary citizens are safer from the attacks of criminals if they carry guns.
This reporter interviewed the Sheriff on the subject, which is reproduced below.

A Breaking story on the way...

I am getting ready to break an exclusive story that has received national attention but has not come from an 'insider's' point of view.

This is about gun rights for citizens. It will be posted on the Examiner as soon as I can put it together in a publishable format.

Former U.S. Attorney Admits he Leaked Info on ATF Whistleblower

Within the last 24 hours news has surfaced indicating that the former U.S. Attorney for the Arizona District, who resigned in the aftermath of the Project Gunwalker scandal, has admitted that he leaked information to the press that critics say was intended to smear one of the ATF agents who became a whistleblower.
Former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, who is one of the key figures in the Fast and Furious scandal, came forward to admit that he leaked internal ATF documents intended to smear ATF Agent John Dodson on the same day that U.S. Senator Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, hammered Attorney-General Eric Holder on the leaked info during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
Burke's attorney, however, denies that the leak was intended to smear Dodson. But it is difficult to imagine any other reason for the former U.S. Attorney for the Arizona District to provide information to the press that many legal analysts believe is protected by the Privacy Act.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Cain's Accusers and His News Conference

More accusers were trotted out in front of the mainstream media today to allege sexual harassment on the part of Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain.
As with other accusers, there is no hard evidence to prove the allegations. Thus, the entire display is a case of 'he said, she said,' and none of the women making the chargers can prove their accusations against Cain.
For Cain's part, the candidate stated in a news conference late today that he totally denies all of the allegations. He further indicated that he was determined to save his reputation from false smears.
One of the women in particular, who was accompanied by Attorney Gloria Allred, appears to have troubles of her own.Rush Limbaugh notes...

Holder Blames Bush, Refuses to Apologize for Death of Brian Terry

As expected, Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, and Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, paved the way for Eric Holder to attempt to weasel his way out of the hot seat over the Project Gunwalker scandal today.

Leahy introduced the Attorney-General with a litany of Holder's supposed 'accomplishments.' And despite rather intense questioning by Charles Grassley and other Republicans, Democrats who control the committee (and the Senate) made sure that Holder was shielded from taking too much blame for the Fast and Furious debacle.

Holder's response was basically 3-fold.

1. He stated that Fast and Furious was wrong and should have never happened. His goal, he said, was to make sure it never happens again.

2. He refused to apologize for the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, killed in the line of duty with one of the guns the Holder Justice Department, and its agency the ATF, sent across the border to Mexican drug cartels. Holder even asserted that Terry was NOT killed by a Gunwalker firearm. Very convenient, given that the gun the whistleblowers identified as the Gunwalker weapon, found at the scene of the murder, disappeared, never making it to the lab for analysis.

3. He blamed the Bush Administration for Gunwalker, citing a program in 2007 called 'Wide Receiver' which is widely viewed by ATF whistleblowers as a 'dry run' for what became Gunwalker. However, during the Bush Administration the Gunrunning operation was a sting set-up designed to catch criminals. Most of the guns were interdicted before they crossed the border. But some of the guns got away from agents into Mexico, at which point the operation was designated as a failure and stopped. Project Gunwalker, or Fast and Furious, was implemented in 2009 under Obama and Holder, involving thousands of guns, most of which have not been recovered. And not a single arrest of a criminal has been made resulting from the illegal scheme.

Holder will not have it so easy when he appears before Darrell Issa's House Committee next month.

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Tuesday, November 8, 2011

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

Maddened Fowl points to an article where Eric Holder blames Congress for Fast and Furious, stating they did not adequately support the ATF.

David Codrea announces that Holder will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Fast and Furious TODAY.

Nicki delineates the stakes in Virginia's elections today, and she says it is vital that Democrats lose control of the state Senate.

Breda notes that Ohio votes today as well. This could be a 'foreshadow referendum' on the 2012 Presidential election--but, the labor unions have been engaging in tactics that may be a dark omen.

Days of our Trailers reports death threats against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and 'Left Wing Insurrectionism.'

1 With a Bullet has a news story about a pistol-packing pizza delivery person.

Newbius mentions a gun that is designed for dedicated training, a 22/45...costs more money, though. Take a look.

The Stiletto provides a must-read on 'the Republican candidate who will be Obama II.'

Traction Control posts good reading on travel safety, particularly at hotels/motels.

Blonde Sagacity has a few pointed questions for the Occupy Wall Street crowd. Good reading!

Monday, November 07, 2011

Happy Birthday, Mr. Graham

Read it HERE.

A unique American icon celebrates a birthday.

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Monday, November 7, 2011

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

David Codrea has some breaking news on the 'Operation Castaway' scheme--a Gunwalker-type operation out of the Tampa ATF field division.

Kurt Hofmann notes that that Commie knucklehead Bill Maher asked which Constitutional right we should give up (now what kind of a sorry-arsed, idiotic question is THAT!!??), and guess which one was chosen.

Mike Vanderboegh says that the Administration has decided on how they will proceed in attempting to defend themselves in the Gunwalker scandal--blame Bush and then claim it was all the fault of the Phoenix U.S. Attorney's office. I kid you not.

WRSA declares that a class warfare bloodbath is inevitable.

Way Up North says, 'This is how Ice Ages begin.' A must-read.

Standing By says that one word should characterize the 2012 campaigns--REPEAL!!

From Around O-Town: 'Why You Need to Teach Your Kids about Firearms.'

Pamela Geller reports the bombshell that the Navy Seal Commander whose team killed bin Laden has slammed Barack Obama.

Tam provides some discussion on AR magazines.

Alphecca reports that within only one week after Wisconsin's new gun law went into effect, 20,000 applications for concealed carry were received.

JPFO Issues Warning to Billionaires

If you are a billionaire in America today you should be warned that if the nation ever becomes a police state, you will be among the very first targets. This warning comes from Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO) in response to the tendency of certain high-profile billionaires to contribute to Barack Obama and Leftwing causes.
In a special JPFO alert written by Kerby Ferris and issued over the weekend, the author notes that in America today there are 397 billionaires, according to Forbes. This tiny group of the super-rich runs the political gamut--from liberals such as Warren Buffett and George Soros, to conservatives such as the Koch brothers and Philip Anschutz, the owner of
The problem, according to the JPFO alert, is that the Left-leaning billionaires give huge sums of money to anti-gun and anti-Second Amendment causes. Soros, for example, is a gun prohibitionist. Even the Walton family of Walmart contributes large sums of money to Michael Bloomberg's gun-banning group called 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns,' which is a misnomer due to the fact that a close look at the group's agenda will reveal an attempt to get rid of much more than just 'illegal' guns. 

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Obama's Democrat cronies steal 1.5 billion on Wall St.

A major story hit the news 2 days ago that barely saw the light of day in the high-profile mainstream media. The story was about the investment firm MF Global and its CEO, who is a crony of Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress. Jon Corzine, former Democratic U.S. Senator from New Jersey and former Governor of the state, had been the CEO of the Wall Street firm until Friday. 2 days before, on Wednesday, it was reported that Corzine had 'lost' over 600 million dollars in investors' money betting on European debt. By Thursday that figure was correctly set at 1.5 billion.
On Friday Corzine resigned. Some investors believe the money was stolen.
In the aftermath of the fiasco, MF Global is now the subject of an investigation. Regulators suspect there was 'insider trading.'
Corzine is a former head of the Wall Street firm Goldman-Sachs, the entity from which Barack Obama has tapped many of his top economic advisers, including Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Larry Summers, Robert Rubin, Alice Rivlin, Steve Rattner, Mark Patterson, Anne Fudge, David Lipton, and Michael Frohman, among others.
Goldman-Sachs was also one of the top contributors to the 2008 Obama Presidential campaign, giving over a million dollars to Obama's presidential bid. Only the University of California gave more money to the Obama campaign.  
According to Ann Barnhardt of Barnhardt Capital Management, Inc., it was painful having to tell her clients that the money they invested with Corzine at MF Global was gone...