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An Honest Politician!


 By Ed Wood

 Yes, we know that politicians are famous for making campaign statements and commitments that once elected, we never hear again.  But there is one exception.  See if you can identify who it is! 

On the CBS news program, “Meet the Press,” Sunday, September 7, 2008, this candidate was asked a number of questions: 

1.  Why don’t you wear an American flag pin in your lapel?   “As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides. There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression.” 

2. On the same program, the candidate was asked why he didn’t follow the proper protocol stated in the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171…  “During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.”   

The candidate’s response: “The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing. “The National Anthem should be ‘swapped’ for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing.’  If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it.  In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as ‘redesign’ our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love.”  

3.  What are your plans maintaining a strong national defense?  “It’s my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we, as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails, perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments.” 

4.  How will you bring peace to the Middle East?  “When I Become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts.  We as a nation have placed upon the nations of Islam an unfair injustice, which is why my wife disrespects the flag, and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past.”   

5. What about your statement of  “Hope and Change”?  “Now that I have found myself about to become the President of the United States, I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path. My wife and I look forward to becoming our country’s first Black Family.  Indeed, change is about to overwhelm the United States of America!”  

So how has this honesty in politics policy been working out for ya’? 





American Exceptionalism

By Jerry Todd, staff writer

Folks who have a difficult time accepting American exceptionalism often do so out of a true sense of humility. Others hate us because we as a people have accomplished what they can only dream of.

What is exceptional about America is opportunity. Phony definitions of diversity aside, human beings are blessed with a myriad of gifts and talents that long to be developed and put to use. These know no racial or ethnic boundaries.

Because of the nature of our Founding documents and reasonable adherence thereto, more people have discovered their own exceptionalism by discovering, developing and sharing their unique gifts and talents. ​Here they could rise above their “station” in life, try, fail, fail again, succeed or at least not be among those “cold and timid souls who have tasted neither victory nor defeat” (T Roosevelt).

This also explains why “progressives” have had such a difficult time transforming this beautiful concept into a two-class society where the privileged can rule over a rotting corpse in a one-world government of Fascism or Sharia.

If a nation’s people are exceptional, it is because they are able to capitalize on the “endowment by our Creator” (DOI), the nation itself cannot help but be exceptional.

I trust the typical “progressive” would be grossly incapable of understanding this. Liberals and conservatives have more than an even chance, but “progressives” are like a metastasizing cancer on the body politic. Time for a little radiation and chemo.


The real dangers of the climate change myth

By John Velisek USN (Ret)

Climate Change, global warming or whatever the politically appropriate name of the day may be,  let’s look at some of the claims our left-wing, media doom-sayers are directing at low information voters about the coming environmental Armageddon.

1. The earth is getting hotter!   According to satellite data there has been no warming in over 17 years

2. The polar ice caps are melting!  One picture of a polar bear on a small piece of ice has been used for ten years now. In reality, the polar bears are thriving and the ice cap is 10% bigger than in 2010.

3. 97% of scientists agree global warming is coming!  But then, you can achieve any result you want when you throw out 35% of the papers that disagree with your premise. Of course when you start with over 10,000 scientific papers and find only 35 that agree with you, you need to do some real number crunching; or just lie. It’s easier.

4. Global warming is causing disasters.  Even the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC), the principle stronghold of global warming dread, disagrees, stating there is not enough evidence to make this statement.

5. The infamous hockey stick.  Why was Manns “hockey stick” or (schtick if you prefer) graph used instead of an honest one by Jones and Briffa? Because the image of the lie was more compelling. And the graph has been proven a lie over and again.

So let’s be truthful here. From tree rings to national security, our government is intent upon finding new ways to massively “transform” America. Higher taxes and more control of our everyday lives is the ultimate goal.  And bowing to the UN is one of the ways our government can become even more totalitarian without taking the blame.

Both the IPCC and our federal government have either cherry picked information or simply made it up in order to “prove” the contentions of a global left which is far more interested in power than in fact.

And where is the media in all this? The media has claimed global warming would cause more and bigger weather events such as tornadoes and hurricanes, all of which the numbers have shown to be false. We could also expect more armed conflicts, claims of coming wars which even the IPCC report debunked as nonsense. In fact that report has stated that there is no reason to believe climate change would have anything to do with violent conflicts.

Yet even though it did display an occasional glimpse of sanity, the IPCC report was so biased that one of its authors, Professor Richard Tol of Sussex University, refused to sign it. And Robert Stavins, the lead author of the report, sent an online letter to the US Daily Mail stating almost three quarters of the report had been deleted or revised.

It is necessary to determine whose interests are best served by global warming scares. Consider scientists being paid large grants by governments to do studies which will provide these same governments the opening they need to control more of our everyday lives. It’s an obvious conflict of interest. And what are the chances that an independent study which contests the government agenda would ever see the light of day? The first thing to determine in any study is who paid for it. Did they have preconceived notions or an agenda to satisfy prior to the work being done?

I was in the Philippines when Mount Pinatubo went up. For a decade, the amount of ash and other pollutants, including CO2 almost surrounded the earth. But in the decades since the eruption, the earth has regenerated the atmosphere to remove these pollutants. Although the area for miles around the volcano was devastated, it has come back green and the atmosphere is clean.

Politically it makes perfect sense to offer climate change as a danger to the planet. It provides the UN an unparalleled opportunity to advance a one world government agenda and control every aspect of our lives. The far left currently in charge of U.S. policy will eagerly accept the UN agenda no matter what American citizens may want.

It’s long past time that low information types and Kool Aid drinkers must wake up. 

Unfortunately there is precious little chance of that happening. And those who control the numbers, the policy and the federal check book know it.


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Coptic Christians another group for ISIS to kill and Obama to ignore

By Ed Wood, staff writer

ISIS has released a videotape of the public beheading of twenty-one Coptic Christians somewhere along the coast of Libya.  I hate to admit it, but I didn’t even know what a Coptic Christian was.  So I looked it up.  “Coptic” means “Egyptian” and Christians living in Egypt identify themselves as Coptic Christians.  Pretty simple.

Copts were organized between A.D. 42 – A.D. 62 and consider John Mark, the author of the Gospel of Mark, to be their founder.  Over the years, Egypt fell under the colonial rule of Italy which demanded loyalty to Roman rulers.  The Copts refused to show allegiance to any but the Christ, so the usual persecution took place. 

In A. D. 641, Coptic Christians were rescued from the Roman Empire by fellow Arabs who demanded adherence to their Islamic faith. The Copts went from the frying pan into the fire, for as we have seen, the consequences of refusing to accept Islam are rather severe. Not surprisingly there aren’t many Coptic Christians left.                                                                                                                                                Since the Arab Spring uprising in Cairo, things have not gone well for the Copts in Egypt. In fact, the 21 Coptic Christians murdered by ISIS were seeking work in neighboring Libya, the country America rescued from the dictator Muammar Gaddafi.  Clearly, they were not well received there either.

In a statement released by the Vatican, Pope Francis condemned the beheadings by ISIS terrorists, saying of the Copts, “Their only words were: ‘Jesus, help me!’  They were killed simply for the fact that they were Christians.” “The blood of our Christian brothers and sisters is a testimony which cries out be heard,” continued the Pope.  “It makes no difference whether they be Catholics, Orthodox, Copts or Protestants. They are Christians!” 

President Obama, however, doesn’t appear to be quite so well informed as the Pope.  For while much of the world, including Pope Francis, condemns ISIS for killing the Copts simply because they were Christian, Mr. Obama condemns only “…the despicable and cowardly murder of twenty-one Egyptian citizens in Libya by ISIL-affiliated terrorists.” Twenty-one Egyptian citizens. Obama doesn’t mention the name “Islamic,” or recognize the victims as Christian. But of course, Barack has been out of town.

Bookmakers in Las Vegas are taking bets on how many days it will be until President Obama identifies ISIS for what it truly is.  A better bet might be how many days it will be before the media identifies Barack Hussein Obama for what he truly is.





Will Obama abandon 300 Marines in Iraq; betray them to ISIS butchers?


BY Glenn MacDonald, Major USARMY (Ret)

It’s only a matter of time.

The neighboring town of Al-Baghdadi is said to be 90 percent under ISIS control. Even Pentagon flak, ADM John Kirby, admits the main air base at Al-Asad, where more than 300 U.S. Marines have been training Iraqi troops, is under daily mortar attack.

The most recent attack, on the base itself, was conducted by 25 ISIS terrorists, all of whom were killed before the fight was over. Several of the fanatics were wearing explosive vests they detonated before they could be slain.

This was obviously a probe. A much-larger attack is only days or a few weeks away. The Obama bootlickers in the Pentagon Public Affairs Office would have us believe the daily mortar attacks on the main base are “infrequent” and “ineffective.” But how long before the Marines find themselves under heavier bombardment, surrounded and unable to be safely extracted from the bull’s eye they presently occupy?


A Marine always fights best when he is on the offense. We learned a bitter lesson about that at Khe Sanh in Vietnam. So did the French at Dien Bien Phu.

What is the plan, or is there one?

God forbid the ISIS captures even one Marine in the fighting to come, puts him in a cage and sets him afire. Will Hussein stop his golf game at Palm Springs long enough to offer more than BS phrases like: “The enemy is on the run” or “ISIS is just the J.V. squad”?


ADM John Kirby may get another star for his pitiful performance carrying water for the “commander-in-chief” in parsing words and trying to put lipstick on a pig, but we think the American people, and certainly not the military, are that easily fooled.

When Obama can’t bring himself to even acknowledge the beheading murders of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians – thank God the Pope did – he called them Egyptian “civilians.”

At least when Bill and Hillary Clinton went to church on Sunday and waved the Bible in the air coming out the front door, they paid lip service to being “Christian.” Obama, who one time in a Freudian slip (caught on tape) told an ABC NEWS interviewer about his “Muslim faith” before being reminded of his campaign claim to be “Christian,” couldn’t even be bothered to put on an act. You can find him Sundays on the golf course.

Major Glenn MacDonald USARM (Ret) is co-founder of He is a 100% combat disabled, Vietnam Vet living in Virginia.