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That’s more like it.

No equivocation. No blame shifting. No downplaying. No namby-pamby “blame Bush for the Iraq war” rhetoric.

More importantly, never once does he say “We don’t have a strategy.”

This is a speech made by a man who understands the threat of radical Islam, and isn’t afraid to lay the blame where it belongs. He’s not trying to explain or understand the feelings of the enemy.  He’s not trying to coddle them, deal with them, or work around a direct solution.

He’s not trying to appease.

At the same time, he’s not advocating – as he says – some “knee-jerk” response. He is measured, intelligent, and strong.

He is, unfortunately, not the President of the United States.  He’s UK Prime Minister David Cameron and, if you’ve forgotten what a leader looks like, he’s here to remind you.

After seeing this, Barack Obama should be absolutely, utterly, ashamed of his performance yesterday.

Sadly, that would require a level of introspection of which he seems incapable.

Well done, Mr. Cameron.

 

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A great scientist named Roger Revelle had Al Gore in his class at Harvard and the Global Warming campaign was born. Revelle tried to calm things down years later, but Gore said Revelle was Senile and refused to debate. John Coleman documents the entire story and shows how our tax dollars are perpetuating the Global Warming alarmist campaign even though temperatures have not risen in years and years.

Since the start of the House Oversight Committee’s investigation into the Obama IRS targeting of the Tea Party and other conservative groups began, there have been ever-changing stories from the group that abused its power to punish political dissenters from Barack Obama’s agenda.

Lois Lerner initially gave a soapbox speech in which she claimed she did nothing wrong, then pled the Fifth and refused to answer any questions. The House Republicans were accused of conducting a witch hunt. Even as evidence surfaced that proved collusion between top Democrats, even Elijah Cummings who is on the investigative committee, and the IRS, there was the continued claim made that there was no scandal.

When the claim that the targeting scandal was the result of a few rogue employees in the Cincinnati office was debunked as a lie, Democrats still claimed there was no scandal. In fact, Barack Obama even adamantly claimed, during a pre-Super Bowl 2014 interview with FOX News’ Bill O’Reilly, that there was not even a smidgen of corruption at the IRS. Obama was proven to be a liar in regards to that claim days later.

We were told that the agency did have all of Lois Lerner’s emails, then we were told they did not. The claim was made that they were destroyed when her hard drive crashed. We were told that no backups of the emails were done, even though that is required by law. On Tuesday, Judicial Watch obtained an admittance from the Justice Department that, contrary to the lies previously told, the backups were done, but they would not search for the emails pertinent to the case because it would be too difficult.

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Can Republicans Win Back the Senate?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Will the Republicans win back the Senate with this year’s mid-terms? I think so, and here’s how… There are several KEY battleground states up for grabs, and if the Republicans win the states they should and just two of the races that are currently too close to call- then we should be looking at a very “controlled” final two years of Obama’s dictatorship. See the state races layout below:

WINS:

  • South Dakota: Republican Gov. Mike Rounds will destroy Democratic Rick Weiland in the race for retiring Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson’s seat
  • Montana: Republican Rep. Steve Daines will walk away with the victory after acting Democratic Sen. John Walsh dropped out of the race due to plagiarism, sparking state lawmaker Amanda Curtis to replace him in the race
  • West VA: Republican Shelley Moore will continue to push to victory over Democratic Secretary of State Natalie Tennant (though I feel that this race will get closer as the clock ticks down)
  • Arkansas: Republican Tom Cotton is 3 points up on Democratic incumbent Mark Pyror, and I think he will maintain a steady (albeit minimal) lead through the finish line

LOSSES:

  • Louisiana:  While Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy is all but tied with Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu, I feel as though this one will unfortunately slip to Landieu
  • Iowa:  While Republican lawmaker Joni Ernst is virtually even with Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley, I do feel as though Iowa will continue to disappoint me (but who knows, this is always a key battleground state with plenty of focus from both parties)

TOSS-UPS:

  • Colorado: While most polls still have incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall roughly 3 points up, it’s entirely possible that the grass roots movement which de-throned so many Colorado lawmakers over the Gun Control fiasco coupled with Obama’s continued plunging ratings will help push Republican Rep. Cory Gardner to a close but needed victory
  • N. Carolina: Republican Thom Tillis is locked in a tight race with freshman Democatic Senator Kay Hagan that could truly go either way
  • New Hampshire: Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown is within 2 points of incumbent Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen; and that momentum appears to be gaining. This one will be a battle.
  • Alaska: The field was just set after the Republican primaries last week, so the slight lead Democratic Sen. Mark Begich is currently enjoying is likely to disappear as Republican challenger Dan Sullivan really gets more into his campaign

Keep in mind that the Republicans need to hold what they have and pick up 6 seats to take control of the Senate. While it certainly won’t be easy- I do think it will happen. Four of the races listed above are too close to call, and it’s not out of the question that either Louisiana or Iowa could be stolen with momentum before the race. In other words, there is plenty of opportunity for the Republicans to finish the drill in the upcoming races!

Since concealed carry firearm permits were legalized in Chicago earlier this year, the city has seen an almost immediate drop in many major gun-related offenses. Though residents say they feel “less safe” with more legal guns on the streets, the numbers regarding their safety tell a different tale.

According to the Washington Times, robbery and auto theft have dropped over 20 percent, while homicides are at their lowest rate in decades.

“It isn’t any coincidence crime rates started to go down when concealed carry was permitted. Just the idea that the criminals don’t know who’s armed and who isn’t has a deterrence effect,” an executive from the Illinois State Rifle Association told the Times.

In early August, columnist Steve Chapman defended the city’s decision in the Chicago Tribune.

“In practice, licenses to carry guns in public have allowed law-abiding citizens to take steps they see as essential for their safety, without putting their fellow citizens in danger,” Chapman wrote. “It’s people who lack licenses you have to fear.”

The city expects upwards of 100,000 applications by the end of 2014.

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Ed Lavandera–the CNN reporter is pictured here looking overweight and out of shape; he broadcast the home address of Officer Darren Wilson

The CNN reporter that provided the Police Officer’s Name and Address on national TV can be contacted at:

Ed Lavandera
6543 Bob O Link Dr.
Dallas TX. 75214

Reporter Lavandera’s address is being spread by conservative bloggers and commenters. I found it in a comment on American Renaissance.

I also took a look at the home on Google street view. Reporters obviously get paid a lot more than small town cops who risk their lives to keep the peace.

Obviously, it is illegal to threaten or harass someone, but it is a fine act of sabotage to send media traitors cards expressing your disgust with them. My own belief is that CNN deliberately put Officer Wilson’s life in danger by stirring up the crowds of “protestors” to demand blood: “Time to kill a cop.”

It sends a powerful message to the media that we are watching them. Put Ed Lavandera on your Christmas card list.

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Sci-Fi Author Jerry Pournelle recently re-published a sixth grade reader from 1914. In his latest FIREWALL, Bill Whittle explains how full comprehension of a single paragraph from that hundred-year-old elementary school textbook eludes virtually all of today’s college graduates; shows why it is such a sin, and reveals the Progressive Struggle for Stupidity in all of its undeniable venality.

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A nonpartisan government watchdog agency said Thursday that the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl earlier this year.

The Government Accountability Office, in a legal opinion issued at the request of congressional lawmakers, said the Defense Department violated the law by failing to notify key Capitol Hill committees at least 30 days in advance.

Further, the report said the Pentagon broke another law by using funds that were not technically available.

Defense Department press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby told Fox News Thursday night, “the operation to retrieve Sgt. Bergdahl was lawfully conducted and that was also the judgment of the Justice Department. Nothing has changed about our view that this was a lawful recovery operation.”

The GAO said the law in this case is “clear and unambiguous.” The agency said that while the Defense Department defended the legality of the controversial swap, “in our view, DOD has dismissed the significance of the express language” in the law.

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Since the shooting of Michael Brown by a white policeman and the ensuing riots and looting in Ferguson, MO, Americans have been told, yet again, that there is an epidemic of crime against black people in this country. But is there really a race war, and if so, which side is actually waging it?

It’s almost surreal now to listen to Obama’s Cairo speech in 2009 praising Islam and stressing what America can learn from it.