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    Force and Power

    by Robert Arvay, Contributing Writer


    The standoff in Nevada between the federal government and supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy is not about cattle. It is about freedom, but more than that, it is about force and power.

    I grew up in an era when force and power were in the hands of the good guys – and we were the good guys.

    We, the good guys, won wars against bad guys. Murderers were put to death, not made into celebrities. Marriage was the norm. Children grew up in two-parent families. Freedom of speech did not mean getting shouted down.

    Although we were the good guys, we were not the perfect guys. We had our flaws, some of them serious, but the direction of society was toward improvement.

    That has changed. Power now rests in the hands of the bad guys, and the bad guys are willing to use force to get what they want. The direction of society is now toward tyranny.

    What do the bad guys want?

    Click to read more ...


    Battleground: Nevada?

    The Best of

    ~ The E-Blast ~
    Vol. 3

    G'morn'n World


    2 More Heroes Emerge

    From Fort Hood Shooting

    As investigators continue to puzzle over the motive of Fort Hood 
    gunman Ivan Lopez, two more tales of heroism during the 
    shooting have emerged: 

    More Here:




    Mozilla CEO Only the Latest Victim — 
    Al-’Gay’da Terrorists Targeted Hundreds Over Prop 8

    An elderly couple who put a Yes on 8 sign in their yard had a
    block thrown through their window.
    A senior citizen who placed a pro-Prop-8 bumper sticker on
    her car had her car’s rear window smashed in.
    More Here:

    More Moms Staying Home,

    Reversing Decades long Decline

    In 2012, 29% of all mothers with children under age 18 stayed at 
    home, a figure that has steadily risen since 1999 when 23% of 
    mothers were stay-at-home, the Pew Research Center reported 
    Tuesday. The share of stay-at-home moms had been dropping 
    since 1967, when about half of all moms stayed home.
    More Here:

    Militias Are On Route to Help 
    Cliven Bundy Face Off With Feds

    CBS reports that militias from Texas, Montana, Utah, New 
    Hampshire, and Florida will be standing with Bundy against 
    the Bureau of Land Management.

    More Here:

    Scorned Wife Who Donated Kidney

    to Husband Wants it Back. Whaa?

    More Here:

    The new Washington War Machine,
    That's Washington , Iowa, Population 7000

    Here's a story from Washington, Iowa, where the local police have 
    recently acquired an MRAP vehicle through a Defense 
    Department program

    If you’re having a bad day, I highly recommend watching a video 
    produced by the Des Moines Register in which Washington police 
    officials try to justify the possession of a vehicle it clearly has no 
    use for.

    This incident reflects the out-of-control militarization of the police 
    that’s been occurring across small towns and big cities from Los 
    Angeles to Waterville, Maine. 

    The effects of cops moving from handguns to assault rifles and 
    being equipped with tanks, bazookas, and Kevlar has been 

    Hat Tip to Sharon of Alabama

    Obama's press secretary decorates 
    home with Soviet propaganda 

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and his family are featured
    in a worshipful profile in this month's Washingtonian magazine.
    But keen observers may notice the kitchen decor in the photo: Soviet
    propaganda posters. They really are the perfect pop of color whether 
    you are the dour and sincere Nikita Khrushchev or the cheeky press-
    wrangler for a president who is constantly accused of being a socialist
    himself. --Michael Brendan Dougherty

    More Here:

    Hat Tip to Kana Michelle

    "We the People"
    Constitution Tie

    More Here:

    Federal SWAT Team Backs Down In Armed 

    Standoff With Militia, Will Return Cattle 


    Sat, Apr 12, 1:01pm, Pacific – “It was strange to see armed ranchers 
    and militias stand off against a federal SWAT team under a bridge 
    in a desert wash,” Darby said. “After a few tense moments, the feds 
    agreed to retreat
     and allow the ranchers and the militia to guide the 
    remaining cattle back to tracts of land used by the Bundy ranch. Both 
    sides were demanding the other disarm first. Both the ranchers and 
    law enforcement refused; ultimately the federal agents began to walk 
    backwards behind retreating vehicles and leave the area.

    More Here:

    They Say...


    The Constitution Says... 

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    Created by Bruce O'Hara

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    Obama: A Pain Where a Pill Can't Cure


    How Fragile is Freedom

    by Robert Arvay, Contributing Writer

    A few days ago, I happened to meet an American veteran of World War II. As I try always to do in such encounters, I shook his hand, and said, "Thank you for my freedom. I enjoy it every day."

    For me, those words will never become trite or automatic for two reasons. One, I genuinely mean them. Two, sadly, the number of these veterans is daily decreasing by enormous numbers as they pass from this earth to their heavenly reward. The day will come when we have no more of them to thank personally.

    Few of us fully appreciate the enormous sacrifice made to keep us free. Had these men not put their lives on the line, had they not prevailed, our lives today would be a living hell. We would be slaves to ruthless, evil dictators who casually slaughter millions, torture countless innocent victims, and enslave their captives under the most cruel of conditions.

    About one-third of a million of our American heroes never returned from the battlefields where they saved us from that wretched fate. Their graves form oceans of white crosses and stars of David on foreign soil. Their widows grieved, and thousands of orphans never knew their fathers. Many thousands of brave men lost arms and legs, or were blinded, maimed and disfigured. The totality of the sacrifice is incalculable. Our allies from many other nations also gave their all.

    We are the heirs of freedom, bought for us at a horrific price. Today, while we enjoy our liberty, too many of us are unaware how fragile is that precious thing called freedom. It really and truly could be taken from us with shocking suddenness, and replaced with chains and barbed wire, not only for us, but for our children as well.

    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." ― Ronald Reagan

    History records the great battles of World War II in terms of how many thousands of soldiers, sailors and airmen were pitted against the millions of enemy fighters. Indeed, this was the case. What history sometimes fails to tell us, however, is that many times the tide of a great battle was turned by the heroic action of one man, one squad, one crew, who faced death while refusing to retreat.

    Many times, it was a single soldier, sometimes surrounded by the corpses of his fallen comrades, who held the line against onrushing hordes of enemy soldiers, their bayonettes seeking his heart. On land, sea and air these individual actions often turned back a ferocious enemy and saved the day.

    One reason for this is that the American character, unlike that of our enemies, values individual effort. Enemy soldiers often refused to disregard tactical orders to adapt to changing situations, even when doing so might have won for them the battle. Americans, on the other hand, freely used their own individual initiative to improvise better strategies than those which they had been ordered to follow. Commanders not only allowed this, they expected it and rewarded it. As a consequence, even the lowest ranking American soldier could outwit enemy officers in the heat of battle, by doing the unexpected. All of this flowed from our culture of individuality and freedom, a culture which our enemies did not then, and do not now, share.

    You have, no doubt, heard the poem about how a kingdom was lost for want of a nail. In America’s case, there were thousands of instances in which the actions of one man, or a very few, made all the difference, and changed the course of history. The lowliest private, the deck-swabbing sailor, or the tail gunner of an aircraft-there are remarkable accounts in each of these cases where one man, at great risk to his life, stood off a powerful force of enemy fighters, and preserved for us our freedom. In many cases, those men did not survive the encounter.

    This focus on World War II in no way diminishes the heroism of Americans in all of our wars. Nor does it steal the glory from the Australian soldier, the British fighter pilot, the Canadian sailor, all of whom fought by the side of Americans in common cause.

    My focus is, instead, personal. It kind of hurts me to see a frail, elderly man hobbling through a shopping mall, his baseball cap proudly announcing that he is a veteran of World War II, and being ignored, or in some cases even disrespected, by nearly everyone around him. We, who enjoy the fruits of this man's heroic sacrifice, owe him better than that, much better by far. We also owe it to ourselves to show that respect.

    We did not automatically win World War II. We could well have lost it. The consequence of defeat would have been unimaginably horrible. One man, symbolically speaking, prevented that. He might be that frail, elderly man you see in the mall.

    Today, the world remains as dangerous a tinderbox as it was in the few years that preceded World War II. Freedom is as imperiled now as it was then. The next time you see a veteran, or an active duty serviceman, keep in mind that this one person might be the one man or woman who stands between you and tyranny. Thank him, or her, and appreciate what we have while we have it. Our grandchildren will, if we properly educate them, thank us.

    I dedicate this to my father, Sergeant John Arvay, 1913-2001, 36th Infantry Division, World War II.


    Ben Carson: We Are Not Each Other's Enemies

    The Best of
    Vol. 2

    G'morn'n World

    Guaranteed: Good With Coffee...

    Andrew Klavan Parody:

    3:16 Video Here:

    British sniper in Afghanistan kills 

    six Taliban with one bullet

    A British sniper in Afghanistan killed six insurgents with a 

    single bullet after hitting the trigger switch of a suicide bomber 

    whose device then exploded, The Telegraph has learned.

    The 20-year-old marksman, a Lance Corporal in the Coldstream 

    Guards, hit his target from 930 yards (850 metres) away, killing 

    the suicide bomber and five others around him 

    caught in the blast.

    More Here:

    ObamaCare is the Democrats’ 
    latest tool for voter fraud
    "We’ll bet you thought ObamaCare was just another Democrat 
    income redistribution tool. While it’s certainly that, it’s much more 
    important to the success of the Party than probably 
    any initiative in US history."*Rq6a5FoaGUEy2AUO*8oq4YU0BHfRG8cGOQakZ4b2-AFFXFoZ/MSHARONailAttachment.jpeg

    Hat Tip to Sharon of Alabama

    Stunning Scientific discovery shows ancient 
    link to Europeans and American Indians

    Weaving our DNA through current technology

    The autosomal DNA testing results of the entire genome of a 

    young Siberian boy who died some 24,000 years ago are 
    unexpected to say the least. What do his DNA testing results 
    show? He is, as is expected, most closely tied genetically with 
    Native Americans. In fact a portion of his genome only connects 
    with this group. What was not expected is that his Y haplogroup 
    matches populations “almost exclusively” in Europe and West 
    Asia. Moreover, East Asia, thought previously to be the deepest 
    ancestral link for Native Americans, is not found to be a genetic 
    link in the analysis of his genome.

    More Here:

    Sweden's Dissent Toward 
    is Seen as Hatred and Racism


    In Sweden, it has gotten to the point where people are afraid to 
    complain about the unchecked immigration

    In the video below, criminal hackers helped journalists at 
    , one of the largest newspapers in Sweden, to hack 
    Disqus, find out the email addresses, then names and actual 
    physical addresses of people who took to the 'Net to complain. 
    Then a journalist from the paper showed up at a person's house 
    with cameraman. These individuals were portrayed as "racist" 
    and at least one man lost his job because of it.

    More Here + 5:32 Must See Video:

    8 of 10 Richest Congressional Districts 

    are Repped by Democrats

    By Daniel Greenfield


    The two richest men in America are Obama supporters. Obama 
    won the wealthiest places in the country and the richest House 
    districts are Democratic territory.
    The Democratic Party’s class warfare is as much a hoax as its 
    constant claims of racism.

    More Here:

    4 dead, including shooter, at Fort Hood

    Authorities have identified the man who opened fire at Fort Hood 
    in Texas on Wednesday, killing three people before committing 
    suicide, as Specialist Ivan Lopez.

    Sixteen more people were injured Wednesday when he opened 

    fire at Fort Hood, the sprawling Army post in Texas still on edge 

    after a mass shooting there left 13 dead in 2009, officials said.

    More Here:

    Political Expression Protected 

    by Supreme Court Decision!

    Supreme Court BIG TOP.jpg
    In the biggest campaign finance case since Citizens United, 
    the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the limits on 
    campaign contributions to political candidates, political 
    action committees and political parties are, in fact, 
    Today, the court made clear that restraints on the political 
    speech of those whose views you don’t like must fail,” said 
    Backer. “Free speech is the right of all Americans, and not a 
    revocable grant from the government of the day.”
    More Here:

    The gist of this fight was that the Dems were trying to limit the
    number of candidates that individuals could donate to in any
    given election cycle. Of course unions, and any groups that 
    Dems like, and get money from, were exempt from those laws.
    They just can't help being a**h***s.
    ~ Bruce ~


    This is a serious situation. The IRS, that is, THE U.S. GOVT,
    leaked the personal information of the political donations of
    private citizens to a radical homosexual group...
    this story, currently breaking, is a direct result of 
    that fascistic collusion.
    In NewAmerica, the Left have raised homosexuals to the 
    class of lords, with the full force of govt empowering them...

    The Fascist Thugs Win One:

    Firefox CEO Steps Down 

    (Update: IRS Role Exposed)

    Calling Mr. Orwell: 'Mozilla believes both 
    in equality and freedom of speech.'

    By Bryan Preston

    Brendan Eich committed a thoughtcrime. He supports the 
    traditional definition of marriage. For that, he has now 
    joined the ranks of the unemployed.

    Amazingly enough, it is entirely due to the fact that Eich 
    made a $1,000 donation to the campaign urging a ‘yes’ vote 
    on California’s Proposition 8. This fact first came to light in 
    2012, after the Internal Revenue Service leaked a copy of 
    the National Organization for Marriage’s 2008 tax return 
    to a gay-advocacy group

    More Here:

    Somehow, I don't think it would go over very well with some.

    Looking for answers to the autism 
    epidemic in all the wrong places

    "prenatal ultrasound may be harmful to babies."

    More Here:

    If Biden ever gets lost or goes missing

    this could be one theory why...

    I'm a Telemarketer.

    Here's How to Get Rid of Me

    I'm a Telemarketer. Here's How to Get Rid of Me
    "I've worked for a telemarketing company for two years and 
    made a lot of unwanted calls. I have to keep making them 
    because most people don't know how to get rid of us, but the 
    right approach can make all the difference. Here's how you 
    can get rid of telemarketers like me and save us both 
    a lot of time."

    More Here:

    12 of the best captions for this photo of "baby" Obama...

    Whose Side Is God on Now?

    By Pat Buchanan

    Russia is a Christian country, Putin was saying.

    This speech recalls last December's address where the former 

    KGB chief spoke of Russia as standing against a decadent West:

    "Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, 

    including Christian values. Policies are being pursued that place 

    on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, 

    a faith in God and a belief in Satan. This is the path to degradation."

    Heard any Western leader, say, Barack Obama, talk like that lately?

    More Here:

    Hat Tip to Peter I.

    Cordless Airgun shoots

    air into your inflatables

    The Airgun can reportedly fill an average city bike tire to 58 psi (4 bar) in one minute

    The Airgun is a battery-powered mini air compressor, 
    that's very similar in form to a cordless power drill.

    More Here:

    Have a Great Day, 

    ~ The E-Blast ~
    Created by Bruce O'Hara

    can also be viewed online


    Every Day is April Fool's Day


    Train Wrecks and the Fall of Empires

    by Robert Arvay, Contributing Writer

    On September 15, 1896, two locomotives collided on purpose as a publicity stunt. Two onlookers were killed when the boilers exploded, and many people were injured, some terribly, including the photographer who lost an eye.

    The words “train wreck” have a special place in American culture. Before the invention of the passenger airliner, train wrecks were perhaps the most common and most deadly of spectacular transportation accidents.

    One feature of train wrecks is that once the locomotives collide, the wreck has only just begun, but the disaster which unfolds is predictable and unstoppable. The momentum of the rail cars forces each of them—one, then another, after another—into a pile-up, throwing them off the tracks, until finally, at last, the momentum has been expended, and the disaster becomes plain to see. Railway cars lie strewn about in an accordion-like pattern, some on their sides. The groans of agony define the human tragedy that has just occurred.

    When an empire begins to fall, the locomotives have already collided, but the further consequences are inevitable and unstoppable. The old saying that “Rome was not built in a day,” applies equally to the collapse of that once-mighty empire. It declined gradually over a few centuries, but that decline occurred only after the fatal wounds had already been inflicted long before.

    Today’s America is a train wreck. The collision has occurred. Only a miracle can save us from clearly foreseeable catastrophe.

    The government is so corrupt that it closely resembles an organized criminal enterprise. The corruption is shocking in its depth, reaching from the proverbial dog catcher all the way to the very top. Attempts to clean it out have all failed. One commentator explained why: everybody in government has a brother-in-law. One hand washes the other. Give that some thought.

    America began as a grand experiment. It combined the highest ideals of human thought, political and Biblical, with the fallibility and weakness of the human condition. For a time, it seemed that the ideals might win out, that the human soul might rise to the occasion, and take up the banner of righteousness. Alas, the feet of our empire, although made of the iron of truth, are mixed with the clay from which we are made. When the feet crumble, everything above them must also collapse.

    One hesitates to accept this dismal truth. One struggles to find hope. One clings tenaciously to faith, but the only proper object of our faith must be not in ourselves, but in our Creator.

    There is no political solution, no military solution, no economic nor social nor anything earthly that can save us. The corruption in Rome existed not only in its emperor, not only in its senate, but also among its citizens, people who flocked to the arena to watch men kill each other for entertainment, who flocked to the brothels and orgies, who enslaved the powerless and slaughtered the innocent.

    The technology has changed, but human nature has not. If anything, the very technology which has empowered us to do good, has also enabled us to reach new depths of destruction. Must we itemize the list of cancers which have taken root in our society? The list is too long.

    The sense of futility and helplessness is overwhelming. How does one stop the rail cars from their inevitable pile-up?

    There is hope, but the hope is not that we can resolve America’s problems, but rather, that we can put on the full armor of God, which He alone can provide. There is a joke which applies here. It says that I wish to serve God, but only in an advisory capacity. Funny, but all too true. Our duty is not to save the nation, but to become better citizens of the kingdom of God. It is said that he also serves who stands and waits. Our duty is to prepare ourselves for service, so that when the day comes that we are called upon, we will be ready to serve.

    “Waiting,” does not mean to stand idly by. Armies in waiting need to keep in practice. They need to drill, to keep their powder dry, and to sharpen their aim. We can do that by participating in our society, seeking to change it for the better, to elect representatives who reflect our values. Those efforts will fail, but that should not discourage us. When Joshua led the Israelites into the Promised Land, he exhorted them to fight, but he also told them that it is God who has gone ahead and won the victory for us.

    “So that no man can boast,” is what the apostle Paul told us is the reason for our faith, so that we can recognize that the credit belongs to God alone. He does not need our help, but like a parent who allows his child to “help,” even when the child gets in the way, God commands us to “help.”

    There is plenty of reason to be discouraged, but more reason yet to be optimistic and uplifted. Soldier on.


    Eagle Nest Cam, World History Video, Sarah Palin and more...

    The Bold Pursuit introduces a new weekend feature, "The Best of the E-Blast" newslettter. The Best of the E-Blast will showcase the best articles, blogs, cartoons and videos of the week (and so much more!), hand-picked by its editor, Bruce O'Hara. Look for a newsletter signup widget in next weekend's edition. Enjoy!

    The Best of ~ The E-Blast ~
    G'morn'n World

    Bald eagle nest cam, 

    24/7 viewing


    Guaranteed: Good With Coffee...

    While it shows evolution and global warming, it's 
    still a fast moving, entertaining 2 minutes. Enjoy.

    Two-minute video of the history of the world!

    2 Min Video Here:

    Aborted babies incinerated 

    to heat UK hospitals

    The remains of more than 15,000 babies were incinerated 

    as 'clinical waste' by hospitals in Britain with 

    some used in 'waste to energy' plants

    More than 15,000 aborted or miscarried babies were burned as 'clinical waste' an investigation has discovered

    The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were 

    incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, 

    an investigation has found.

    Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning fetal remains alongside 

    other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ 

    plants which generate power for heat.

    "I guess solar and wind wasn't getting the job done...
    ~ Rush Limbaugh ~

    Maybe Western Civilization deserves 
    to be wiped out by the jihadi's...
    ~ Bruce ~

    Flight 370 ‘flew too high, got stuck 
    in heaven’: Libs get stuck 
    swallowing Palin satire
    sarah palin
    "I have to keep reminding myself that liberals are the deep thinkers 
    in the room. Once again, they have been taken in by a satire involving 
    their favorite target, 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, 
    and once again they have played the “stupid” card — unwittingly on 
    themselves. This time, the subject is Malaysia Flight 370."

    More Here:

    Meanwhile, this is who they voted for...


    House Republican Leaders To Meet 

    With Soro's Funded 

    Anti-Conservative Group

    House Speaker John Boehner and other Republican leaders are 

    planning a little jaunt with a “Republican” group devoted to 

    defeating conservatives. It’s almost like they want to lose 

    in November.

    Next weekend, John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, and 

    twenty-five other members of Congress are flying to Amelia Island 

    to collaborate with a group dedicated to defeating 

    conservatives in Congress.

    "The group is funded in part by groups backed by George Soros 
    and labor unions. La Tourette said last year that his goal is to “beat 
    the snot” out of the tea party. And as I mentioned before, he’s a 

    More Here:

    Hat Tip to Jodi Tids

    Photo Credit:

    It's baaacck...
    The "Free Flow of Information Act of 2013"

    Silencing the New Media


    By Douglas V. Gibbs

    The proposal by Feinstein, coupled with the Obama 
    Administration’s decision to give control of the Internet to 
    unspecified international sources, places the free voice of 
    citizen journalists at risk. In a world where speech has become 
    a hate crime if one does not adhere to the political correctness 
    enforced by a culture descending into debauchery and immorality, 
    free speech considered "dangerous", "hateful" or "offensive" 
    becomes a target. Through licensing, and through the governance 
    of the web by organizations or persons that believe themselves to 
    be the arbiter of worldwide political correctness, those that support 
    leftist ideas will be able to make sure those examples of free 
    speech vanishes...

    More Here:

    ‘Willing to Go to Jail’: Politician Delivers 

    Passionate Speech About God Before Defying 

    Judge’s Order and Uttering a Christian Prayer

    “I’m willing to go to jail over it. I believe this is a fundamental of 
    America and if we cease to believe that our rights come from God, 
    we cease to be America,” she said. “We’ve been told to be careful. 
    But we’re going to be careful all the way to communism if we 
    don’t start standing up and saying ‘no.’”

    More Here:

    Powerbocking: jump like a kangaroo, 

    run like a gazelle & stride like a giant

    No-one will ever catch you on foot, unless they've got them, too (Photo:

    They’re enough to fulfill anyone’s dreams of bionic powers: jump 
    six feet in the air (and over cars, if you’re in the mood), run at 25 
    miles an hour or more, and stride nine feet at a time. But, instead 
    of costing Six Million Dollars, you can invest in a pair of 
    “powerbocks” for just a couple of hundred.

    A pair of powerbocks at rest

    More Here:

    Cartoon: Atlantea116 obama jesse jackson (medium) by rmay tagged jesse,obama,atlantea116,jackson

    Have a Great Day, 
    ~ The E-Blast ~
    Created by Bruce O'Hara
    can also be viewed online


    Things Could Actually Be Worse...


    Obama: Demoting Russia, Denying the Obvious

    by Clio

    Barack Obama just demoted Russia from "global super-power" to "regional power."

    Yesterday's verbal blunder at The Hague is just dumbfounding...

    Fielding questions at the Nuclear Security Summit, Mr. Obama responded to reporters about Russia, Mitt Romney and America's place as the pre-eminent world power:

    [America is] “...the most powerful nation in the world” and one that other countries looked to in order to take the lead on global crises such as the conflict in Syria," Obama proclaimed.

    Such might have been the case, before he took office, but a series of foreign policy missteps and failures in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt and Syria (for example) have eroded global and domestic faith in our national military strength.

    When asked about Gov. Mitt Romney's assertion that Russia was our primary geopolitical foe during the third debate in 2012, Mr. Obama deflected by insulting Russia and Pres. Putin – ostensibly to counter his embarrassment over the vindication of Gov. Romney's assessment of the Russian threat.

    One can only characterize Obama's posturing as a weak attempt at diminishing Gov. Romney's post-election popularity and viewpoints – not prescient, just well-founded analyses.

    As Gov. Romney pointed out, evaluating Russia’s past behavior, i.e. Georgia and current relationships with Syria (Putin wiped away Obama’s fuzzy ‘red line’ and gave Syria a solution to appease criticism) and support of other global ‘bad actors’ help one to understand that Putin's intentions are far from benign.

    It was simply puerile for Obama to use this global platform to lick his narcissistic wounds.

    “America’s got a whole lot of challenges.” Russia, Obama added, “is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neighbors, not out of strength, but out of weakness..."

    Weakness? Just a "regional power"?

    Russia is ranked a close second only to the U.S. in both military and nuclear capabilities ( If Obama dismisses Russia as just a 'regional power,' what does that tell the world about the power of the U.S.?

    He went on to brag that 'We have considerable influence over our neighbors" ... One wonders how Canada and Mexico feel about that statement?

    We should be shocked by Obama's lack of political and diplomatic maturity. It's not merely a matter of partisan politics – it's very relevant to our safety and reputation in the world (a reputation that has been weakened and tarnished in the past five years).

    When Mitt Romney went abroad in 2012, the foreign press was quick to judge his comments as "gaffes," implying as if the Harvard Law and Business School graduate, successful businessman, savior of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics and former governor of Massachusetts was incapable of forming coherent thoughts.

    While we know little about Mr. Obama's college performance or his experience as a community organizer, candidate Obama received a much different reception during his 2008 European tour. Greeted by large, adoring crowds, "rock star" Obama accepted lavish and effusive praise by heads of state and local media. He then won the Nobel Peace Prize despite an utter void of actual achievements.

    How time and the lack of a convenient teleprompter can alter one's perception. 

    Clio is the Publisher of The Bold Pursuit


    There will be Consequences

    by Robert Arvay, Contributing Writer

    How many clichés are needed to express what we feel, as we witness the descent of America? A train wreck? The fall of Rome? The cowardice of Darius?Darius' flight at the Battle of Gaugamela

    It should now be clear to everyone that the emperor has no clothes. Obama’s string of policy failures is astonishingly obvious to all but the deniers. His domestic crown jewel, ObamaCare, is destroying a health care system that needed reform, not demolition. His economic policy is to spend money we do not have, to borrow more than we can repay, and to print fiat money that is less valuable with every new round of printing. (“Paper money eventually returns to its intrinsic value – zero.” [Voltaire, 1694-1778]).

    Obama’s foreign policy has weakened America and its allies, while empowering and emboldening our enemies. Events in Libya, Iran, Syria, and now Ukraine (among a dismally long list of others) have revealed to the world that Obama is a craven coward, one who speaks loudly, but carries no stick. Like a loudmouth who makes bold threats, and then runs squealing at the first sign of his opponent’s clenched fist, Barack Obama is the modern version of the Persian emperor Darius, who “led from behind,” who ordered thousands of his soldiers to their deaths, and then fled the battlefield in terror when Alexander (the not yet Great) outflanked him.

    As Putin the Terrible calculates his next flanking move on the global chess board, Obama continues to make empty threats about supposed “consequences,” evoking from our enemies neither respect nor fear, but only derision and laughter. Checkmate. Our former allies, disheartened by Obama’s treacheries against them, are quickly abandoning us.

    The danger in all of this is that eventually, the middle-ground options will disappear, and only the extreme options will remain available. The middle ground, negotiations from weakness, will be pointless. The extreme options are surrender or war. Surrender will be unacceptable. War will be disastrous, but inevitable, and the only question will be, will we win that war, or lose everything?

    How did such a dreary condition come about? How did the nation of The American Revolution, the Great Depression and the Greatest Generation become a nation ruled by drug-addled former hippies who promised to halt the rise of the oceans? One can well argue that more than half of Americans believe in political tooth fairies.

    Astonishingly large numbers of us “hope” for “change.” Too many of us fall for vague promises of saving the planet, enforcing income equality and taxing the rich to pay for futile dreams. Too many of us believe that confiscating guns from law abiding citizens will protect us from criminals. Obsessions with Hollywood celebrities have given them a platform to persuade voters that the unconstitutional freedom of same-sex marriage is more important than the constitutional freedoms of free speech, freedom of religion, and property rights.

    Perhaps we have cursed ourselves. Perhaps it is too late to prevent the looming disaster. We are reduced to the faint hope that from the ruins of a once-great nation, there will emerge a brighter future.

    As Obama might have warned us, there will be consequences.


    The "Concept" of Private Property Rights

    by Joseph Beverly, Guest Contributor

    As you know, the concept of private property rights and unreasonable search by government agents are clearly spelled out in the Constitution of the USA. Unfortunately, too many Americans are unfamiliar with these Constitutional protections and the consequences of their violation.

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