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      From the Publisher

       Welcome to The Bold Pursuit...              

      The Bold Pursuit®, a conservative news and commentary site, offers intelligent and thoughtful perspectives through five separate blog pages. TBP strives to inspire respectful interaction and welcomes diverse points of view.

      Our mission is to "Inform and Involve" via our forums for political coverage and commentary. We also hope to motivate and support efforts to encourage citizen involvement in our local and national leadership. We support our Constitution, as written and in its entirety. ~ Clio

      Please follow us on Twitter @theboldpursuit

      Wednesday
      Sep142011

      Time For Republican Jujitsu On Social Security Status Quo

      by Eric Singer

       

      Years ago, my young teenage daughter turned to me at the dinner table and said, "My social studies teacher wants me to talk tomorrow to the class about Social Security. Do you have any ideas that I could use?" Remembering her progressive teacher, I replied, "Why, yes I do." 

      The next day she told the class how Social Security worked and how people paid money in and eventually sometimes got their money back or more. And then she told the teacher in her best Gossip Girl voice she thought it was "mean" that on average people got only 1% back on their money when banks were paying 5% on everyone else's savings.
       
      "Who took the other 4%?" she asked. "That's enough," he replied, "sit down."
       
      But now we have an entire country where short-term rates have been fixed at zero by the Fed. Not just Social Security beneficiaries, but every saver in the country is now asking, "Who took my interest?"

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      Tuesday
      Sep132011

      So Far I've Created Just One Job ...

      Courtesy of our friends at www.lmaobama.com

      Sunday
      Sep112011

      Anti-American Hostilities – From Within and Without

      by Clio

      The Enemy From Without Arrives – 9/11

      September 11 is this generation’s “day that will live in infamy.” We commemorate the 10thanniversary of the perilous strikes on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and the hijacked plane that crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania with memorials, tributes and television specials that offer a disturbing déjà vu of those awful events on that beautiful sunny morning in 2001.

      As the archived film and photos are  reviewed, once again, I flash back to the confusion and fear I felt as I turned on my television 10 years ago and tried to make sense of the images of fires, collapsing buildings and dust-covered people that seemed, at first glance, a frightened, moving statuary.

      I awakened late in Los Angeles on September 11; I was, unknowingly, watching the reruns of the attacks remixed with new footage. Throughout the past decade, those frightening recollections remain vivid, but not as intense and shattering as they were that morning and for many months after.

      The term “unspeakable horror” is often used in newspaper crime reports and histrionic movie advertisements. Ten years ago, the phrase became sharply-defined before my eyes as I watched a passenger jet deliberately plunge into a towering building.

      Out of the rubble and ashes of the terrorist forays arose the phoenix of fierce and fiery patriotism in America ­– for a while – and proudly we hailed the stars and stripes – from our homes, our cars, buildings and billboards. We were united in our thirst for justice and defiantly, proudly American.

      For a while, we were a nation of neighbors – brought together in mourning and bonded in our resolve for justice. However, just as the memory of that bi-partisan Congressional chorus singing the national anthem on the Capitol steps faded, so did our collective memory of unified grief and outrage. I will remember that awful day … for the victims, survivors and the vestige of our patriotic unity.

      Last year, I wrote an article, “Why Every American is a Victim of 9/11” and I stand by that statement. The passage of years, as well as political revisionists and ridiculous conspiracists have tried to dim, diminish or alter the broken-glass edged pain and the nostalgia of national loyalty from our memories; but, many Americans know that we must keep the torch burning – for the lives lost, our homeland security and to shed a light in the darkness of ill-intent from the enemy without.

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      Sunday
      Sep112011

      "Angels Among Us"

      From the website, NYPD Angels

       

      On September 11th 2001, 23 members of the New York City Police Department were chosen for a special detail. As the people in the World Trade Center Towers made their way out, our brave Police Officers began their journey upward to Heaven helping and comforting all they met along the way. The Angels welcomed them and everyone applauded as God presented them with their Wings. The men stepped in line with those chosen before them. St. Michael looked at them with pride. He knew he'd chosen the best. Our proud Police Officers made the extreme sacrific and will continue to serve and protect from up above.
       
      May God hold in his arms ALL the Firefighters, the Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, Port Authority Police Officers, Court Officers and Civilians that journeyed side by side our beloved Police Officers through the Pearly Gates to Paradise. We will remember and miss them always.
      May they rest in peace.

      On September 11th 2001, 23 members of the New York City Police Department were chosen for a special detail. As the people in the World Trade Center Towers made their way out, our brave Police Officers began their journey upward to Heaven helping and comforting all they met along the way. The Angels welcomed them and everyone applauded as God presented them with their Wings. The men stepped in line with those chosen before them. St. Michael looked at them with pride. He knew he'd chosen the best. Our proud Police Officers made the extreme sacrific and will continue to serve and protect from up above.

      May God hold in his arms ALL the Firefighters, the Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, Port Authority Police Officers, Court Officers and Civilians that journeyed side by side our beloved Police Officers through the Pearly Gates to Paradise. We will remember and miss them always.
      May they rest in peace.

       

      Sunday
      Sep112011

      "On Eternal Patrol" ... Jerome Dominguez, NYPD, 9/11/01

      Jerome Dominguez

      Dominguez, 37, was a member of the elite Emergency Services Unit of the police department, and a member of the Air Force Reserves. He was last seen on September 11 heading up the stairs to help people trapped in the World Trade Center as other rescue workers were fleeing for their lives. Dominguez, who was with Emergency Services Unit 3, was among police who were on the lower floors of the World Trade Center when it collapsed. The Dominguez family believes Jerome was in 2 World Trade Center for about 40 minutes before it collapsed.
       
      Jerome Dominguez was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor during the Annual Medal Day ceremony on December 4, 2001. The New York City Police Department Medal of Honor is the highest award that may be bestowed upon a member of the service.
       

      Dominguez, 37, was a member of the elite Emergency Services Unit of the police department, and a member of the Air Force Reserves. He was last seen on September 11 heading up the stairs to help people trapped in the World Trade Center as other rescue workers were fleeing for their lives. Dominguez, who was with Emergency Services Unit 3, was among police who were on the lower floors of the World Trade Center when it collapsed. The Dominguez family believes Jerome was in 2 World Trade Center for about 40 minutes before it collapsed.

      Jerome Dominguez was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor during the Annual Medal Day ceremony on December 4, 2001. The New York City Police Department Medal of Honor is the highest award that may be bestowed upon a member of the service.   

      Saturday
      Sep102011

      September 11, 2001 ... A Journal Entry

      Updated on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 11:16PM by Registered CommenterClio

      by Mark S., Modesto, California

      Hard to imagine 10 years has passed since that fateful day. Seems like yesterday for us, and always will be. It had proven otherwise to be a wonderful summer vacation. One memorable point was en route back to California, we'd just got done seeing friends and family near St Louis, and got back onto I-80 just east of Omaha. Just then the radio station started playing an old Bob Seger favorite of mine, Turn the Page ... opening up with the words, "On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha ..."

      Little did I realize those words would be etched in my memory forever in the next 12 hours ... it was 10:30pm local time, and it was to be the last night of Peace as we knew it ... and for 17 hours the next day, we would have no idea what hit us, who hit us, or even why ...

      Upon waking up that morning, we decided to go get some coffee. It was quite the vacation, clear to NYC, my son's first time, and he loved it. Even met some old friends, Mike Arnold and Jerry Dominguez then at Port Authority PD. Jerry showed my son around the places and it was one for the books.

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      Friday
      Sep092011

      Vice Presidential Memoirs -- a Comparison

      Noel Alcoba, www.righthandedcartoons.blogspot.com

      Friday
      Sep092011

      Stagnator-in-Chief: A Cyber Post-Mortem of Obama’s “Jobs” Speech 

      The following is an unedited email exchange between a TBP member and his Democrat friend after watching Mr. Obama's joint address to Congress on September 8, 2011: 

      “B”: “So, what did you think of the speech this evening? I think you just watched the president secure his second term."

      “D”:  Sure. Keep on dreaming. Same stuff as before. He's trying to buy union votes:  teachers, construction workers, police and fire are the beneficiaries of his largesse with your money. Fortunately, they're already voting for him so I doubt his campaign speech changed many opinions. The best part was "it's all going to be paid for.” How? Let Congress figure it out (like that's going to work). Also, when Lincoln started to build the roads and infrastructure, it's because they didn't exist. Repairing them won't have the same impact. He is stagnating growth and innovation by coddling to the unions (not the workers, the management). Jobs will be there with or without the union bosses. So will competition. 

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      Friday
      Sep022011

      10 Years Later ... Do We Remember?

      by Clio, Publisher, The Bold Pursuit

      In 10 days, we mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. This is not a happy anniversary, but it is an important date and event to commemorate. Americans must never forget the events of that day.

      We must remember for our safety, so that we remain vigilant in guarding our borders and monitoring potential threats.

      We must remember for the families and friends of those who were murdered by members of an Al Qaeda Islamic terrorist cell.

      Who can forget listening to those recorded messages left for loved ones; their last expressions of love and concern. The victims knew their deaths were imminent and would never again know the simple joy of embracing their children, spouses and parents.

      We must remember for the first responders: firemen, police and paramedics. They taught us the truest definition of heroism.

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      Friday
      Sep022011

      Al Gore: The Heat is On ...

      Noel Alcoba, www.righthandedcartoons.blogspot.com

      Wednesday
      Aug312011

      President’s Economic Recovery Plan: Borrowing to Prosperity

      The Bold Pursuit introduces our new friends, ThirdRailers.com. The Third Railers recently launched a new site featuring a mix of news and satire (and some 'real' news, too). Enjoy ThirdRailers.com unique look at our political landscape

       

      Washington

      Reports from Washington are that part of the President’s V5.0 economic recovery package being worked outbetween golf outings in Vineyard Haven, MA center around a scheme plan to have the government bankrollpromote job growth through an acquisition takeover of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Thefantasies proposals entail the taxpayer US Government now officially adding to its portfolio of investmentsentering the Insurance, Automotive, School & Home Loan, Credit Rating and real estate market by holding and leasing foreclosed homes in addition to refinancing those primarily responsible for the previous collapse high risk and sub-prime mortgage borrowers.

      “It almost seems to me you want to have some type of announcement or policy, program or something from the federal government that provides that clear signal that we are here supporting the housing market and this is indeed a good time to really consider buying.” ~ Frank E. Nothaft, Chief Economist at Freddie Mac (Note: this is a real quote)

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      Tuesday
      Aug302011

      Obama's Economic Policy is a One-Trick-Pony

      Barack Obama has a plan; a big economic plan to fire up business and create jobs. He will of course, unveil his brainchild after returning from Martha’s Vineyard for a much-needed vacation from campaigning. He thinks that lolling with his liberal high rollers ($50,000 per week rent) and breathing some Atlantic saltwater air should completely clear any proven methods for job creation that might have contaminated his mind.

      The country has lived with this President’s incompetence and anti-growth policies for nearly three years and knows his economic plan is a one-trick pony that grows more tiresome by the day. He rides out on his little red pony almost daily in a comical attempt at convincing people about having an economic clue. His overly staged fundraisers, speeches, and folksy chats appeal to the gullible and his far-left allies. In the face of reality, however, Americans looking for the light of economic growth, see his words splatter like shadows of darkness into a political black hole.

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