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Saturday, October 13, 2012

An Urgent Request

This is an urgent prayer request.

Gun blogger and liberty advocate Mike Vanderboegh will be entering the hospital today for at least a week to deal with the aftermath of two strokes he suffered while at a gun rights conference in Florida last week.

One of the strokes occurred at the brain stem and has affected his ability to maintain his balance. Another side effect of the stroke is uncontrollable hiccups along with nausea.

Mike is already receiving treatment for stomach cancer.

These setbacks are extremely serious. We need to pray for Mike, his wife and family, and his close friends during this time.

Friday, October 12, 2012

News bias rampant the day after the debate

Vice President Joe Biden and challenger Paul Ryan met in their first and only debate of the 2012 election cycle last evening in what could be described as a scrappy, messy mudfest. The two opponents were at each other's throats on nearly every issue.

But the manner in which the mainstream media is depicting the debate displays an odd and curious bias that only further solidifies in the minds of conservatives that the news business in this country has the deck stacked against them.

With the exception of Fox News, the media has apparently declared that Biden's performance was "strong" and that he "did what he needed to do" in setting the terms of discussion during the debate.

But constantly interrupting one's debate opponent and engaging in distracting and obnoxious sneers is not "setting the terms of the discussion and dominating the debate." Under normal conditions dominating a debate means the participant did so through a command of the facts and showing up his opponent with those facts. Biden failed at both.

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

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

David Codrea has the scoop on the termination of ATF whistleblower Vince Cefalu.

Kurt Hofmann says that the VPC has found a high rate of gun deaths in areas with very strict gun laws.

Mike Vanderboegh relates his difficulties in maintaining his routine in his current struggle with anti-cancer meds. Keep him in your prayers.

Way Up North provides the must-read quote of the day.

Alphecca highlights some curious gun mayhem in anti-gun England. Go figure.

WRSA links to info on the apologists for mass murder. Take a look. And don't forget who it is that defends this barbarism!

Nicki was featured recently in a special report on CNN concerning what it takes for politicians to get her vote. Click on the link she provides to see it. A must-see!

The Wandering Minstrel blogs on removing rust from your firearm.

Days of our Trailers calls our attention to some rank hypocrisy and double standards when it comes to the notion of 'insurrectionism.'

Every Blade of Grass declares that "the Second Amendment is NOT about duck hunting!"

DNC chair says earlier false report on Libya 'doesn't mean it was false'

Commenting on the growing gargantuan scandal revolving around the murders of a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Libya, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz stated today that the fact that earlier information provided by the Obama administration was false "doesn't mean it was false."

The comments came as the administration continues to attempt damage control in light of the fact that new information from multiple sources, including the White House, the State Department, and the Defense Department indicates that President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice issued statements within 24 hours of the attacks that not only were false but that the government knew were false.

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Controversy ensues at gun rights conference

Controversy ensued at a recent gun rights conference in Orlando, according to Mike Vanderboegh who reported the incident today on his blog, Sipsey Street Irregulars.

In spite of being severely weakened by treatments for cancer, Vanderboegh attended the conference against his better judgement and that of his friends due to the fact that those who thought his presence to be vital took it upon themselves to  pay his expenses for the trip.

A question and answer panel made up of several nationally known gun rights advocates invited the participation of those in attendance, and Vanderboegh made his way to the microphone to ask a question. But before he was able to ask it, he was cut off by moderators.

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012

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

Stand Up America declares that the Secret Service MUST investigate the explosive Obama credit card fraud scandal that is now sweeping over the administration.

The New York Liberty Report presents an Electoral College model that predicts a huge win for Romney.

The War on Guns has a Mike Vanderboegh health update. Continue to remember him in your prayers.

Market Guru Karl Denninger notes that the situation for Greece, Spain, and Italy has grown dire. And that means it's coming this way too.

Mike McCarville notes that some fallout has occurred in the wake of Obama's use of Big Bird as a campaign issue.

Alphecca alerts us to a strong statement in favor of gun rights issued by Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan.

Tam offers commentary on the nanny state and the now-infamous "ObamaPhone."

Blonde Sagacity has an updated report on the Romney t-shirt girl who was the center of controversy when her teacher and classmates claimed that it was akin to the KKK.

1 With a Bullet provides a concealed carry report from the state fair of Texas.

Gateway Pundit posts the story of Kid Rock's stunning endorsement of Mitt Romney and his apology for Obama's abysmal performance.

Romney pressed on Fast and Furious issues

In the months leading up to the Republican National Convention in Tampa this summer, presidential nominee Mitt Romney condemned the Fast and Furious scandal as an example of everything that is wrong with the Obama administration. At the NRA Convention, for example, Romney expressed his support for gun rights and decried an administration that would fail to protect those rights.

But as National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea notes today, it may be time for Romney to make clear to the American people how he plans to address this scandal, the worst in U.S. history, if he is elected president.

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.


Afternoon, my friends.

Sometimes a song says what words alone cannot.

I direct your attention to THIS over at the ministry site. A song just for me...and I hope for you.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Something Very Special

Abraham Lincoln once said, "All I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother."

October is a noteworthy month for me. 18 years ago I lost the most important person in my entire life, my Mother. I won't say much about it that I have not already said in the past, which you can read from The Liberty Sphere archives, which I have posted after the video.

Suffice it to say that the following song by Welsh poet/songwriter/singer Donna Lewis perfectly captures most of my feelings about her. I hope you enjoy it.

Click on the link at the top of the vid to view on YouTube (it may not play here).

We lost her in the month of October as the weather grows cooler and the days shorten, as if she were beckoned to heaven by the changing color of autumn leaves. Her struggle with cancer had left her depleted and weary, her relief and permanent healing only provided by her abiding faith in One who would transport her to another realm where suffering is no more.

Welsh singer/writer/poet Donna Lewis speaks of her Mother as the one who showed her the way through 'the chosen words' of everlasting faith and hope. I can fully relate. But more about that a bit later.

My Mother was a woman of unusual strength and determination, buoyed constantly by a faith that would not flinch in the face of seeming insurmountable obstacles. But my most vivid and poignant memories of her are from boyhood, having spent many a day suffering from the frightening plight of childhood asthma.

I remember as a boy feeling as if I were smothering once the lights went out at night. I am not certain of any scientific or medical evidence suggesting that this is common among the victims of childhood asthma, but nonetheless, I remember having the distinct and frightening feeling that my struggle to breath was made worse by the darkness.

Many a night during those days I would get up and go to the den, where there was always a light. Some way, somehow, though she were sound asleep, my Mother would always sense my presence in the den, and before long she would be by my side sitting in the chair as I reclined on the sofa.

Sometimes she would hold my hand, other times she would get me medicine to help me breath. Sometimes she would hold my head as I threw up from the drugs that were given for the asthma.

Eventually, sleep would slowly overtake me unaware. I would awaken in the morning as the light of the sun came through the window. Invariably as I would look to my side, I would find my Mother still there, sometimes sleeping softly in the chair, sometimes watching me as I awakened.

In some indescribable fashion, the terror that the night brought to a small boy who suffered from asthma was always greatly relieved by the presence of my Mother...and the knowledge that she would be there at the dawning of the morning's light.

Her memory forever lives on in my heart, undimmed by the passage of time. And when October comes, I still feel the sadness of the day we lost her to that higher realm of being.

Donna Lewis, the Welsh singer/songwriter, burst onto the music scene in this country in 1996 with the hit single 'I Love You Always, Forever.' On that same recording is a song that also received some acclaim, though it never reached the level of success as her initial release. It is called simply, 'Mother.'

The song is profound. And it bears an uncanny similarity to my own experience and feelings associated with my Mother. In loving tribute of my Mother, I offer you these captivating words from Donna Lewis.

by Donna Lewis

And I can hear you calling my name
Your healing hands smooth away the pain
And I can hear you whispering
'It'll be alright''ll stay until the night breaks into day

You are my light ... in the dark
You stand beside me
You take my hand ... show me the way
You're here to guide me
You give me the strength ... that I need
You give me shelter
You gave me life ... you gave me love
You are my mother

And when you hear me calling your name (I hear your voice)
You touch me with your chosen words
Everlasting faith, everlasting love is the greatest gift you have
Believing understanding me


Closer ... closer ... closer to heaven are you
You are my light in the dark
You take my hand and show me the way
You give me the strength that I need
You gave me life you gave me love

The 2A News Roundup--Top Ten for Monday, Oct. 8, 2012

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

David Codrea writes that a gun rights convention highlighted recent revelations in the Fast and Furious scandal, and promises more to come.

Kurt Hofmann declares that government has every intention to stop citizens from home manufacturing their firearms.

WRSA posts some links for those skeptics who may think that government has not already targeted patriotic citizens.

Brigid critiques the Colt Magnum Carry revolver.

Pamela Geller reports that in response to her paid ads in D.C. on opposing jihad, HAMAS-CAIR has demanded FREE ad space to "reply." Bull. For one thing, terrorists should not be allowed to advertise. And if they do, it certainly should not be free!

Way Up North posts a video especially for those of us who may not get too excited about Mondays...

Standing By notes that after a year of liberal fear mongering and hysterics concerning new laws that allow concealed carry in restaurants and bars, exactly NOTHING has happened. Go figure.

John Jacob H has a report on Pastors across the country who defied the IRS by speaking out on politics, defying the agency's violation of free speech in pulpits. 

Days of our Trailers says that it is now possible for a person to fire a gun remotely using a cell phone.

Roberta X notes that the Indiana Democratic State Central Committee has just inadvertently given citizens numerous reasons to vote for the Republican!

Social networking site explodes with assassination threats against Romney

A popular Internet social networking site exploded with assassination threats against Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney Saturday night, prompting one attorney to contact the Secret Service and the FBI.

In any election year an increase in assassination threats is common. But this year the threats have taken a distinctively more ominous tone and appear to be more stark and blatant given that citizens can see the actual messages on their computer screens, if they use common social networking sites such as Twitter.

Click here to continue reading at Anthony G. Martin's National Conservative Examiner.