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Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer

1.) Who’s Fighting For 15? Workers Or Big Labor.

A nationwide minimum wage protest planned for Wednesday is being called out by critics who claim the self-proclaimed grassroots movement is actually just a paid stunt by big labor. “This is an orchestrated effort,” Ryan Williams, media advisor for Worker Center Watch, said during a press call Monday. “The union has invested upwards of $20 million.”

Additionally, as sources for The Daily Caller News Foundation point out, the SEIU has spent $637,243 in strike benefits to some groups involved despite them not reporting any members. The concept refers to when a union pays compensation and benefits to striking workers adding to earlier speculation that some of the protestors are being paid to be there as opposed to actually being industry workers demanding a higher wage.

East Bay Organizing Committee, Fast Food Workers Committee and the Los Angeles Workers Organizations Committee are 3 of the 8 reported groups to have received strike benefits without reporting any members.

“The vast majority of these protestors are not fast food workers,” Furchtgott-Roth noted. She points to email and text alerts as ways the SEIU is able to get people out to the protests, even if they are not industry workers. “Many of these demonstrators are bused in, many are paid,” Williams added.

Throughout the fast-food protests the SEIU has been criticized by some for using the Fight for 15 protests as a way to bypass labor laws to more easily unionize fast food workers. Additionally, according to a report from Union Facts, a minimum wage increase would benefit the SEIU directly while hurting non-unionized SEIU competitors.

MY OPINION: Should I feel sorry for the union lackeys, and the Socialist SEIU? They need to find new members, the old ones are bailing, realizing that the money the give in dues is lining the officials pockets and going toward Democrat campaign contributions and government bribes. Check the salaries of the executives in the SEIU and the extraordinary expense reports for which they are compensated. Rank and file workers are not the concern of the union executives. Money grubbing is.

Source: http://dailycaller.com/2015/04/13/whos-fighting-for-15-workers-or-big-labor/

2.) MCCONNELL, DEMOCRATS TO RAISE NATIONAL DEBT BY NEARLY $200 BILLION

Several Republican senators—including many who just won re-election and won’t face voters for six more years—voted for more big government and nearly $150 billion to be added to the national debt on Tuesday night. The vote came on the so-called “Doc Fix” which provides taxpayer cash to Medicare provider doctors. The votes—which came over two separate measures, one offered by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and the other by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)—found several Republican senators joining Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and all the Senate Democrats to bust through budget spending caps set by the Budget Control Act that

McConnell once touted as an achievement worthy of sticking to. Cruz and Rubio opposed the national debt increase, but their fellow 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)—who campaigns frequently against increasing the national debt—voted for the “doc fix” on final passage.

“There is rapidly growing concern among the Republican base that Republican politicians have already abandoned fiscal conservatism with their new congressional majority and bizarre definition of how to ‘lead,’” a GOP congressional aide told Breitbart News on Tuesday night. “Leaders may want to sweep our national-security-threatening debt under the rug through 2016, but patriotic voters have not forgotten it, I guarantee you.”

MY OPINION: I’ll bet no one saw this coming right? Republicans once again go democrat-lite after lying to their constituents. We were promised the Budget Control Act that Mitchie the Kid McConnell swore would solve all problems. Not surprisingly it was just ignored and $299 million was just put on our children and grandchildren. Thanks a lot, Republicans. We won’t forget your treachery and you can bet that the people who voted you in will make a concerted effort to vote you out. Independents, Tea Partiers, and true conservatives will join the Republican base in seeing you out the door.

Source: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/14/gop-senators-join-mcconnell-democrats-to-raise-national-debt-by-nearly-200-billion/

3.) Hillary Clinton’s Sweet, Cozy Connection To For-Profit College Industry She Now Attacks

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton disparaged America’s troubled for-profit college industry on Tuesday despite the close ties she and her husband enjoy with Laureate, America’s largest for-profit education corporation by enrollment and a company beset by charges of financial instability and unethical practices.

Clinton’s disparaging remarks about the often seedy for-profit college industry omitted the fact that she and her husband have deep ties to Laureate Education, an international conglomerate of aggressive, telemarketing-happy, for-profit colleges that is ensnared in controversy all over the globe. Laureate scored a marketing coup when it hired Bill Clinton in 2010 as its global pitchman. In his position as honorary chancellor, he has gone around the world over a dozen times — to places such as Peru, Malaysia and Spain — to hawk the company.

The for-profit education juggernaut pays Clinton a secret sum of money for his globetrotting efforts. Neither Clinton nor Laureate will disclose exactly how much it is. The former president gets other perks as well as cash. In 2012, for example, Laureate Education was one of a handful of sponsors of the Clinton Global Initiative’s CGI University.

Hillary Clinton has also been squarely in cahoots with Laureate. As Secretary of State, she helped legitimize Laureate in the eyes of the world by making the for-profit education behemoth part of her State Department Global Partnership.

In her campaign kickoff remarks in Iowa on Tuesday, Clinton struck an anti-elitist note with attacks on wealthy people and the financial industry.

“There’s something wrong when CEOs make 300 times more than the American worker,” she declared, according to Bloomberg Politics. “There’s something wrong when American workers keep getting more productive…but that productivity is not matched in their paychecks.”

My Opinion: Yes, I know. Another total shocker. The woman running for the President of the United States, lying? It can’t be. If Whitewater, the Rose Law Firm, Benghazi and cattle futures have not taught us what a phony, lying, money-grubbing thug Hillary is, well, I don’t know what to do at this point. Why not just make her President now, I’m sure she, and Obama, and Cloward, and Piven, and Alinsky would all agree. Yes, sarcasm……It is all she deserves.

Source: http://dailycaller.com/2015/04/14/hillary-clintons-sweet-cozy-connection-to-for-profit-college-industry-she-now-attacks/2/

4.) Americans Not in Labor Force Exceed 93 Million for First Time; 62.7% Labor Force Participation Matches 37-Year Low

The number of Americans 16 years and older who did not participate in the labor force–meaning they neither had a job nor actively sought one in the last four weeks–rose from 92,898,000 in February to 93,175,000 in March, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is the first time the number of Americans out of the labor force has exceeded 93 million.

Also from February to March, the labor force participation rate dropped from 62.8 percent to 62.7 percent, matching a 37-year low.

Five times in the last twelve months, the participation rate has been as low as 62.8 percent; but March’s 62.7 percent, which matches the participation rate seen in September and December of 2014, is the lowest since February of 1978

MY OPINION: Yes, the economy is booming, more jobs have been added in the past month than ever before, just ask Obama. We are on the way back to a robust economy, with unemployment at 5.5%. Just don’t add the new high of people who have stopped looking, and let’s blame it on the boomers now, it’s too late the blame Bush. Speaking of Bush, wasn’t it the democrats that whined and cried about the terrible economy when the Bush administration fell below 4.5% growth. How many of us would like to see that return?

Source: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/americans-not-labor-force-exceed-93-million-first-time-627-labor-force

John Velisek USN (Ret.)
Twitter @sjspecialist

Savannah and the Man from Kentucky

By Ed Wood, staff writer

Rand Paul. Senator Rand Paul. Dr. Rand Paul.  A reasonably acclaimed, self-proclaimed Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential election. Frankly, I’m not really crazy about him. Surely there must be somebody better out there. If I were his campaign manager, the first thing I’d do is find him a new hairdresser!

Savannah Guthrie. NBC News Anchor. Lawyer. Married to Mike Feldman, former aide to VP Al Gore. It’s possible that you never heard of her until this past week when she hit the big time by accosting the Man from Kentucky on national TV.

Senator Paul had been a declared candidate for only two days, but the Demos and the Mainstream Media were already tearing him apart. Not for his voting record, not for his political views, but for his “insensitivity toward women.” The imaginary War on Women represents the agreed upon topic of attack against Republicans, as chosen by Democrats and the rest of the far left for the upcoming campaign season.

Ms. Guthrie was interrogating candidate Paul with a long, drawn-out “when did you quit beating your wife” type of question, setting her own narrative of the Senator’s changing position on foreign relations. Finally, Senator Paul asked, “Why don’t you let me explain instead of talking over me, OK? “Before we go through a litany of things you say I’ve changed on, why don’t you ask me a question?”

Overbearing TV hosts are not unusual. Bill O’Reilly comes to mind as the sort who must interject his superior judgment on any and all subjects. Ditto Sean Hannity, whose questions always begin with, “Don’t you agree with me on. . .”

But this time was different. The interviewer was a “girl”! And it wasn’t the first time Senator Paul took issue with a female TV personality. Last February Paul told CNBC anchor Kelly Evans, “You’ve made an interview into something where we got no useful information because you were argumentative and you started out with so many presuppositions that were incorrect. I think if we do this again, you need to start out with a little more objectivity.”

With Republicans already deemed guilty of waging a war on women, that did it! “Rand Paul needs to be shushed,” read a headline from a piece by Joan Walsh of Salon.com. The Washington Post opined, “Paul seems to misunderstand the nature of running for president,” and accused him of being “thin-skinned,” “sensitive,” “wary,” and “prickly.”

So the message is clear; not only to Senator Paul, but to Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and any other potential Republican candidate. And that message is: Who do you think you are? Why can’t you guys just be nice like those RINO losers; John McCain, Lindsay Graham, Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush? Don’t you dare stand up for what you believe. If you do, we will take you down. You got that?

http://www.biography.com/people/savannah-guthrie-20880703

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/may/13/entertainment/la-et-mg-savannah-guthrie-engaged-mike-feldman-today-20130513

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/238170-rand-pauls-nbc-interview-gets-testy

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/rand-paul-and-the-media-no-love-story-116709.html?ml=ri

http://www.salon.com/2015/02/03/rand_paul_needs_to_be_shushed_why_the_confrontational_brat_is_not_ready_for_prime_time/

Where will we be? Part 2

By John Velisek, USN (Ret), staff writer

The United States is an exceptional nation. It has successfully passed what the Founders believed would be its most demanding test—the test of time. For more than 200 years this constitutional republic has offered citizens a measure of liberty unequaled in the world. And generations of those citizens have transformed that gift of liberty into happiness, wealth and power which continue to be the envy of other countries.

But liberty carries with it the weight of responsibility. Like all nations, the United States has made mistakes. Indians were treated horrendously and slavery was a sickness that only a war could cure.

Yet ours is also a nation founded under God, His commandments an integral part of our everyday life. As a result, the character and virtue of the American people led us successfully through two World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq. Those who fought and bled and died for this great country can never be thanked enough. I know a number of them, having served 22 years myself. I find in them the same rugged individualism which was certainly present during the founding of our country and the same strength and courage which have defined Americans ever since.

But where do we go from here? A Senate Majority leader believed it acceptable to lie as long as your side wins. We have politicians telling us that the only way to defend our Constitution is to send them money, lots of it, again and again. Too many of our leaders haven’t a 2 year old’s conception of right and wrong. Honesty, integrity and respect for others are laughed at in our nations’ capitol.

And make no mistake, change begins with the American people. Not the empty sloganeering of Barack Hussein. But rather a change from which we demand ethical responsibility from our leaders, from our neighbors, from ourselves. If we do not replace the criminals governing this nation with men of honor, the American people must be prepared to settle for more of those who are leading us into a looming disaster. That means a Muslim, Marxist president intent upon “fundamentally transforming” the United States into a socialist, third world state; Europe in North America.

Barack Obama is a hyper-arrogant narcissist, permitted to function in a world of imagined expertise by a national media which share his contempt for the United States and fear of  individual liberty. He lied to us in 2008 when he posed as a healer, post partisan, post racial, willing to work with anyone to move our country forward. “We” are the ones “We” have been waiting for. The question of course, Who is that “We”? Could it be the people we’ve seen this president shamelessly embrace most often? Could it be the Muslim Brotherhood, or the New Society, or his Weatherman Friends, of the lunatic proponents of Black Liberation Theology he listened to for twenty years? Is Saul Alinksy smiling on our Petulant President, who is barely able to organize people on a neighborhood basis, even with help? Could anyone be more unsuited for the White House? Barack Hussein Obama is an infantile, immature shadow of what this country needs and deserves.

The United States deserves better, but only if we have the courage and the will to choose it; to demand it!

Find “Where Will We Be, Part 1″ on Coach is Right at: http://www.coachisright.com/where-will-we-be-part-1/

 

 

Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer

1.) La Raza Provides info to Illegal Aliens on Where They Can Vote, Illegally of course

La Raza, the radical group supporting illegal immigration is providing a map, created by the Washington Post, directing people to locations where they can vote without producing an ID. This is an obvious effort to circumvent US law. “Already there are fears that illegals voting can swing close elections for the Senate.” The WaPo article claims to simply be providing voter ID laws in each state, but it is in reality using this blind to draw a map which illegals can follow to the closest safe location where they can vote without an ID. Of course, La Raza has no qualms about providing such information to illegal Democrat voters.

My opinion: The United States Armed Forces have fought, and many of its members have died, for the right of American citizens to vote. Voting is perhaps the most important responsibility Americans have. The left has fought the necessity of presenting an ID to vote in order to make it easier for Illegals to vote Democrat. Period. It is a disgrace which Republicans MUST summon the courage to end.

Source: http://redstatements.co/la-raza-provides-illegal-aliens-with-info-on-where-they-can-vote-illegally/

2.) Another Obama attack on Christians

President Obama hosted an Easter prayer breakfast at the White House, reflecting on the Resurrection of Christ and the future of the country. Citing 1 John 3:18, Obama spoke about a Christian’s duty to love:

“On Easter I do reflect on the fact that as a Christian I am supposed to love and I have to say that sometimes when I listen to less than loving expressions by Christians, I get concerned,” he said. After pausing, Obama admitted that it was “a topic for another day.” “I was about to veer off,” he admitted as the crowd of faith leaders laughed. “I’m pulling it back.”

My opinion: Can Obama say anything about Christians that isn’t meant to ridicule or denigrate them? Christians are dying in Nigeria and all over the Middle East because of their beliefs and this fool makes a statement like that. Perhaps if you actually cared and did something to alleviate the horrors that Christians are suffering, they may look different to you, Mr. President. And you might also learn that, even if Christians are sometimes responsible for “less than loving expressions,” they will not behead those who criticize or disagree with them.

Source: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/07/at-prayer-breakfast-obama-criticizes-less-than-loving-expressions-by-christians/

3.) United Nations Climate Commissar: “We Should Do Everything Possible” to Reduce Human Population

United Nations climate chief Christiana Figueres said humanity “really should make every effort” to reduce global population trends to protect the environment and fight global warming.  In an interview with Climate One, Figueres said:

“We can definitely change [population] numbers and really should make every effort to change those numbers because we are already, today, already exceeding the planet’s planetary carrying capacity, today,” Figueres [barked]. “To say nothing of adding more population that is really going to overextend our capacity. So yes we should do everything possible.”

More recently, Former Vice President Al Gore and Microsoft founder Bill Gates have said “fertility management” was the key to fighting global warming.

As most readers are probably aware, “global warming” is not real — thus the rebranding as “climate change,” which has always been a constant feature of the planet. But the horror of wicked lunatics in the mold of Figueres, Holdren, and Gore taking charge of who can reproduce and when could become real. Readers will recall that Obama’s advisor Holdren has suggested putting sterilants in our water supply.

All progressive ideology boils down to tyranny as an end in itself. By dictating who can reproduce and when, tyrants can control who exists in the future. The only tyranny more absolute is control of who exists now.

My Opinion: Fertility Management? Does our government think that the citizenry is going to let Al Gore and Bill Gates decide who will reproduce and who will not? This isn’t China. Obama can’t work this through the UN. What is next, forced abortions? If this government, or any government of this country put sterilants in our drinking water, there would be a revolution, well deserved I might add.

Source: http://moonbattery.com/?p=57083

4.) Leftist Moonbats Now Claiming The Memories Pizza Attack Was An Elaborate Fundraising Ploy…
Posted on April 3, 2015 by sundance

Sometimes the Moonbats can really make you laugh. Their attack against the Indiana mom and pop pizza shop failed miserably. 20,000+ people donated money to offset any financial impact against the pizzeria. When the fundraising finally ended, some $850,000 had been donated. Looks like the moonbats sure taught these Mom and Pop owners a lesson!

My opinion: A final tally of over $800,000. The LBGT crew wanted to set an example to keep those evil, normal folks quiet and force them to go along with the agenda of the perverse. There were to be no future challenges to the fascists who run the LBGT meme. So being that didn’t work, they are trying to call it a setup; the whole thing having been planned just to make the LBGT people look foolish. I wish they would all just go to a Muslim bakery and try shaking them down, or closing them up. I’d buy popcorn to watch that.

Source: http://theconservativetreehouse.com/page/6/

What really is Islam?

By Ed Wood, staff writer

Islam is not just a religion, or a form of government. It is a complete system, encompassing religious, legal, political, economic and military components, with each being utilized as required. “Muslims” are those that follow the Islamic doctrine.

Islamic domination occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called “religious rights.” When politically correct and culturally diverse societies, such as ours, agree to seemingly reasonable Muslim demands for their religious liberties, they are subsequently enforced on the remainder of the population through the use of their political and military components.

Dr. Peter Hammond, in his book, “Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat,” explains how it works. The percentage source is from the “CIA World Fact Book (2007)”. As we know, there has been significant growth in Muslim influence, especially here in the US.

As long as the Muslim population remains under 2%, they will, for the most part, be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. Australia, Canada, Italy.

At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. Right now, the US is thought to be in this category, with some emerging practices characteristic of the 5% and 10% levels.

From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of “halal” (clean by Islamic standards) food. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. Cookeville restaurants are already offering halal-prepared meals, and Wal-Mart is offering halal products in their meat department. And they are already challenging Tennessee law to legitimize their ruling themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. France, Philippines, Sweden, Switzerland.

When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. Do recent incidents in Ferguson, MO and New York City come to mind? India, Israel, Kenya, Russia.

After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues: Ethiopia.

At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare. Bosnia, Lebanon.

From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and jizya, a special tax placed on infidels. Qatar, Malaysia.

After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad. Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey.

100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace. The Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word. Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan.

Please note how much of our nation’s foreign policy — military and financial — is involved in the Islamic-dominated countries throughout the world. Opposing some, and propping up others.

So why bring this up now?

While much of the nation mourned the murder of two NYC policemen at the hands of Muslim Ismaaiyl Abdulla Brinsley, our Commander in Chief teed-off on Christmas eve with the radical Islamist prime minister Najib Razak of Malaysia, a country in the 60%+ category. Obama’s advisors said President Obama was simply taking advantage of the “warm temperatures in Hawaii to hit the links,” and that his opponent is not a factor. Yeah. Right.

Just remember the statement of the President on page 261 in the paperback edition of his autobiography, “The Audacity of Hope:” “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

I do believe the political winds have shifted into an “ugly direction.”