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    Our mission is to provide an environment for political coverage and commentary, as well as motivate and support efforts to protect our country, our Constitution and its citizens. ~ Clio

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    Following the success of Dominatus, D.W. Ulsterman offers readers "Tumultus," an epic tale of survival in the shadow of the global domination that is the New United Nations.  Available now at Amazon

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    The Bold Pursuit is pleased to recommend Hartley Atkins' latest book, Poems of Shylock, is in all stores now. You may also purchase it at the following online stores - just click on the links: iUniverse bookstore, Barnes and Noble and Amazon.

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      Monday
      Apr182011

      Happy Passover

      Governor Palin today posted on Facebook:

       

      Tonight is Passover, the Jewish people’s celebration of their deliverance from bondage and their Exodus to the Land of Israel. Passover contains poignant spiritual and historical meaning for Jews, but it also reminds all of us of mankind’s universal aspiration to be free from bondage and oppression. Today, in the same region where the story of Exodus took place, Arabs suffering under despotic regimes are seeking their own freedom and self-determination. As Jews in Israel, the Middle East’s only liberal democracy, gather for Passover, we hope for the spread of freedom and peace throughout the region. On this Passover holiday, our family sends our best wishes to the Jewish community. Chag kasher V'Sameach. Happy Passover. And next year in Jerusalem.

      - Sarah Palin

      (We thank our channel partner, US4Palin.com , for providing Governor Palin's Facebook post)

       

      

      Monday
      Apr182011

      PUSH 'EM UNTIL THEY CRY: Citizens Taking on Congress

      “Push ‘em until they cry.” Such was TV character Frank Barone’s method of childrearing, as expressed in the hit comedy series Everybody Loves Raymond.

      “Then you know you’ve pushed enough.”

      Perhaps this is an example of draconian parenting, but it is nonetheless good advice for us when it comes to dealing with Congress.

      Of the $3.8 trillion Congress planned to spend in fiscal year 2011 – which ends in September – it has cut slightly over one percent, or $38.5 billion, so far. Government continues to operate for just under another week, and few will notice the difference in its day-to-day operation.

      Many of us are disappointed, to say the least. Outrage is more of what I sense among my fellow conservatives.

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      Saturday
      Apr162011

      Deficit Monster

      Courtesy, Luis Sandoval, www.righthandedcartoons.com

      Monday
      Apr112011

      Obama's Energy Policy

      by Jim Mullen

      Barack Obama is doing the liberal limbo in a desperate attempt to remain under the radar in a sneak attack on the American people. His new energy policy is the same energy policy that he promulgated from his early budding as a community organizing, Marxist from Chicago. It is, and always has been, about redistribution of income and wealth and his support of environmental extremists.

      Notwithstanding his clever rhetoric, Obama’s policies are best summed up quickly and succinctly; kill coal, stop drilling for oil and gas, regulate, regulate, regulate, and of course demonize and diminish anyone in the energy business. He envisions windmills and solar panels replacing traditional forms of energy, as well as burning more of our food in automobiles. By subsidizing Mega Corporate farms even more than the $5 billion per year currently wasted on this misguided folly, food prices will continue to climb.

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      Friday
      Apr082011

      Democrats Riled Over Ryan Plan

      Courtesy, Luis Sandoval, righthandedcartoons.com

      Thursday
      Apr072011

      It's Make or Break for the GOP

      by Robert Arvay

      The time has come.  The next few hours will make or break the Republican Party.  It’s where the rubber meets the road, where we separate the men from the boys, the sheep from the goats--- insert your own cliché.  They’re all appropriate.

      If the Republicans cave in on the budget battle, it’s all over for them.  They will no longer have any credibility on fiscal issues.  And the people who will deliver the coup de grace will not be the Democrats, but rather, other Republicans.

      Shortly after the Republicans wave the white flag, there will be no Republican party, none except in name only.

      The Tea Party will rise.

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      Friday
      Apr012011

      TBP Praiseworthy: April 1, 2011

      We had a truly wonderful birthday week at The Bold Pursuit! On March 25, 2009, I published my first blog on the original blog page.
       

      During the past two years,The Bold Pursuit has evolved from a simple page to a full website with columnists, staff (we need volunteers!), five blog channels, content partners and more. Thank you, readers, for supporting us, visiting our website and encouraging all of us to keep working and staying true to our mission.

      Below are some of the articles and best wishes that were submitted for TBP Turns Two week:

      Author, columnist and Fox News contributor, Erik Rush, sent his best wishes for our two-year milestone in Happy Birthday ... Acknowledging Those Who "Get It" 

      Hearkening back to your premier 2009 entry, “I Get It”: It is important that we acknowledge and support those who do get it. Obviously, there are a lot of folks who don’t, or who do get it but can’t articulate the message effectively. Then there are those who just want to get noticed, for better or worse. When people are out there spreading the words of wisdom, liberty, and patriotism consistently and without receiving all those kudos, it becomes pretty apparent that they’re not in it for the glory. They are, of course, the ones we want to see acknowledged, because they deserve it! ... 

      Happy Birthday

      Robert Arvay, a frequent contributor to The Bold Pursuit, offered these kind words, "From The Patriot's Notepad:

      With all the very, very many websites devoted to political and social discussion, The Bold Pursuit is one of the few which combine high intellectual standards with ordinary common sense. I am privileged to have been allowed to be a small part of this enterprise, and I wish it many more years of ever greater success.... "From the Patriot's Notepad"

      Our Monday columnist, John Wayne Tucker, dedicated a column to The Bold Pursuit: The Anniversaries of Freedom

      "He was not a Republican, nor was he a Democrat, having lived long before either of those parties would be conceived. Yet, both parties hail him as one of the greatest men to have served our country. He was a governor of Virginia, ambassador to France, author of the Declaration of Independence, our first Secretary of State to George Washington and thus at the heart of the first Political Party Controversy as he fought with Alexander Hamilton over the powers of the Federal Government. As such, he became the leader of the Anti-Federalists and champion of the common man and the principle proponent of an Agrarian Society in America. He was our third President ... click here for the full article: The Anniversaries of Freedom

      Our Senior Editor and Advisor, Genevieve, penned her personal greetings in "TBP Celebrates Our 2nd Birthday!"

      "What began 2 years ago as a mission to “provide an environment for political coverage and commentary, as well as motivate and support efforts to protect our country, our Constitution and citizens” has developed into an excellent resource of perspectives and beliefs of Conservative Patriots. The Bold Pursuit encourages a courteous exchange of ideas and opinions ... Celebrates

      We were moved by another personal story, one in which many of us can relate, by Cynthia Toney: Never Say Never, Never Say Die

      On this, the second anniversary of the founding of The Bold Pursuit, I am reminded of an anniversary of my own.

      "Seventeen years ago this month, I officially became a Republican... "Never Say Never, Never Say Die"

      The cherry on our cake was a fun cartoon created for TBP by Luis Sandoval (righthandedcartoons.com) You'll have to visit the site to see this funny, but affectionate tribute (BTW, that is Thomas Jefferson sneaking up behind me : )  http://www.theboldpursuit.com/tbp-journal/2011/3/25/congratulations-on-your-first-two-years.html

      Thank you readers, writers, editor and staff for a memorable two years. We invite all of you to join us on our quest and be "... bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led..." (Thomas Jefferson).

      ~ Clio

      Sunday
      Mar272011

      Happy Birthday -- Acknowledging Those Who "Get It"

       

      Hearkening back to your premier 2009 entry, “I Get It”: It is important that we acknowledge and support those who do get it. Obviously, there are a lot of folks who don’t, or who do get it but can’t articulate the message effectively. Then there are those who just want to get noticed, for better or worse. When people are out there spreading the words of wisdom, liberty, and patriotism consistently and without receiving all those kudos, it becomes pretty apparent that they’re not in it for the glory. They are, of course, the ones we want to see acknowledged, because they deserve it!


      That said, I’d like to acknowledge everyone at The Bold Pursuit with sincere Happy Birthday wishes, and with my wishes that you continue to grow, teach, and gain the recognition you deserve. We’ve got your back!


      Erik Rush



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      To subscribe to Erik's weekly newsletter, use this link... 

      Erik Rush is a New York-born columnist, author and speaker. Erik writes sociopolitical commentary for WorldNetDaily, The Daily Pledge, and other online and print publications. 
      In February of 2007, Erik was the first to break the story of President (then Senator) Barack Obama’s ties to militant Chicago preacher Rev. Jeremiah Wright on a national level. Erik is a veteran of countless radio and television appearances; his latest book, “Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal ~ America’s Racial Obsession,” examines the racist policies by which the political left keeps black Americans in thralldom, white Americans guilt-ridden and yielding, and maintains the fallacy that America remains an institutionally racist nation. For more information, visit ErikRush.com

       

      Friday
      Mar252011

      Congratulations on Your First Two Years!

      Courtesy, Luis Sandoval, righthandedcartoons.com

      Wednesday
      Mar232011

      TBP Celebrates Our 2nd Birthday!

      by Genevieve

      What began 2 years ago as a mission to “provide an environment for political coverage and commentary, as well as motivate and support efforts to protect our country, our Constitution and citizens” has developed into an excellent resource of perspectives and beliefs of Conservative Patriots. The Bold Pursuit encourages a courteous exchange of ideas and opinions rather than an uncivil discourse. It is refreshing. 

      The dedication and commitment to create an outlet for information that will help guard and defend our freedoms is obvious. The uncluttered format promotes pleasurable reading of the published articles.

      I have discovered a setting where I can improve my understanding of the political issues that face our nation today. I appreciate the opportunity to participate in this worthwhile endeavor.

       

      Tuesday
      Mar222011

      Never Say Never, Never Say Die

      by Cynthia Toney

      On this, the second anniversary of the founding of The Bold Pursuit, I am reminded of an anniversary of my own.
       
      Seventeen years ago this month, I officially became a Republican.
       
      Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I previously was a Democrat – one of those young people whose hearts bled at the thought of anyone having to go without (without government help) – and willing to sacrifice (pay more taxes) for the government to help as many people as possible.
       
      My attitude toward being an informed, involved member of the voting community was: “I’ll NEVER be interested in politics.” In my opinion, whoever was in Washington would take care of things, because that’s what we paid them to do.
       
      Imagine such confidence placed in politicians from a woman who didn’t trust her husband to put the trash out on time.
       
      Don’t get me wrong – I voted in every election. I cast my ballot for whichever Democrat had the most clever or most frequently run commercials because that was the candidate who was permanently fixated in my head.
       

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      Monday
      Mar212011

      I Get It

      February, 19, 2009

      by Clio

      The day before the Inauguration, I was in my car driving home from the gym. As I turned down one street, I noticed a little house on my left; it was festooned with US flags, garlands, and twinkle lights. An African-American woman was on the porch excitedly chatting on her cellphone while continuing to adorn her home. Her countenance radiated enthusiasm, pride, patriotism and joy.

      I realized that this lady’s happiness was in sharp contrast to my own disappointment and bewilderment over the man who won the vote for President.

      Click to read more ...