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Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

By John Vellisek USN (Ret), staff writer

1) President Obama: ‘We Will Never Be at War With Islam’

“On Monday afternoon, President Obama spoke at the Pentagon about the Islamic State, or ISIS, a terrorist organization in Syria and Iraq.

To stem the flow of foreign fighters into Syria and out of it, Obama said ‘all nations will need to do more, and we are startiMuslim Brotherhoodng to see some progress.’ In March, United States Southern Command General John F. Kelly warned of ISIS fighters entering the U.S. from the Caribbean and other South American nations. Since then, the U.S. has vowed to share more intelligence to prevent such movement.

Obama said the terrorist organization is doing their best to recruit from ‘Muslim communities around the world.’

‘In order for us to defeat terrorist groups like ISIL and al-Qaeda, we must discredit their ideology. This broader challenge of countering violent extremism,’ Obama said. ‘Ideologies are not defeated with guns, they are defeated by better ideas. We will never be at war with Islam,’ Obama added, stressing that ISIS distorts Islam.”   Moderate Islam

My Opinion: We may never be at war with Islam, but Islam is certainly at war with us. ISIS and Al Qaeda have both stated that we will be the next target. Can anyone in this administration admit that with a southern border open to all and a Department of Homeland Security that is woefully incompetent, that it is a very real possibility that they are already here? And what of the 22 training camps they already have here in the US? Even local law enforcement have been told to stay away. Not to mention the poll that shows 35% of Muslims here in the US want Sharia Law and admit that someone who insults Mohammed should be killed. We are at war with Islam Mr. President, they are here and waiting. My question is, whose side are YOU on?

Also, a great many Americans are sick to death of the nonsensical claim that only a tiny percentage of Muslims promote terrorism. That is utter BULL! The Quran CALLS for the murder of infidels and clearly outlines all of the required activities of Islamic terrorists. Those Muslims that are not sub-human, sadistic killers cannot claim to adhere to the teachings of the Quran!   Islam will dominate world

And Barack might not be at war with Islam but he is more than willing to go to war with Janet Napolitano’s “Domestic Terrorists,” that is, CONSERVATIVES! Christians, gun owners, believers in the Constitution/the Bill of Rights—these are the people who represent a danger to the United States according to the Regime. So don’t tell us about your “better ideas,” Barack.

Source: http://www.newsweek.com/watch-president-obama-speaks-pentagon-about-isis-350625

2) H8 Wins: Business Insider Senior Political Reporter: ‘Cheer’ Gay Marriage or ‘Go F**k’ Yourself

“Hunter Walker, a senior political reporter at Business Insider (a left-wing publication that disguises itself as objective) tore into those who do not “cheer” same sex marriage Friday. Using his verified Twitter account, Walker wrote, ‘As far as I’m concerned … anyone … who suggests gay marriage should be anything but cheered can go fuck themselves.’

Walker did say in another Tweet that he does not support suing a Church that refuses to perform a same sex marriage, but we would be foolish to believe him. The Left has been lying about same sex marriage for more than 20 years:

1995: We only want civil unions, not marriage.
2005: Our marriage will not affect your rights.
2014: Bake our cake or be bullied and fined out of business.
2015: It is now illegal for you to speak out against same sax marriage.
2015: Cheer same sex marriage or go f— yourself

Only the anti-science would believe Walker (or Business Insider) would do anything other than join the mob attacking a church that refused to perform a gay marriage.

Walker’s hate is just another episode in a growing list of intolerance and rage we’re seeing from a Left emboldened by a Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage across all 50 states.”

The Gaystapo is on the ascent.

My Opinion: From the tax exempt status of churches, to the baking of cakes, to anything that the Gaystapo can come up with, you will be made to care. They now feel that they have unfettered access to the Supreme Court to get whatever they want. And they will push it to the limit. Make no mistake, the goal is to use incremental change to force the total collapse of morality and our culture.

Source: http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/07/03/h8-wins-business-insider-senior-political-reporter-cheer-gay-marriage-or-go-fck-yourself/

3) Hillary: “When you diss the government, you diss yourself”

“ ‘When people diss the government — we’re really dissing ourselves and dissing our democracy,’ Clinton said. ‘This is my last rodeo, and I believe that we can leave not just the country in good shape for the future, but we can get a deep bench of young people to decide that they want to go into politics.’

She said it’s ‘perfectly fine’ to be skeptical of the government, and that it’s ‘part of our DNA.’

‘I want people’s lives to be better when I finish as your president than when I started,’ Clinton said.

I suppose I should thank Clinton for spicing up this sentiment with a little slang, but it doesn’t make it any less out of line with the entire notion of a free people. Yes, we are self-governed, but we are, by our nature, supposed to be skeptical of the power of government. We are, as Americans, quite at home being very skeptical of the power of the federal government, and it gives us reason to continue in our skepticism every single day.”

My Opinion: Does anyone really believe ANYTHING Hillary Clinton says? From Whitewater to Benghazi and many points in between, Hillary’s only goal was the betterment of Hillary via the outright theft of taxdollars and “contributions” through the socialist takeover of America. Someone should ask her if leaving the country better off when she leaves involves ignoring the Constitution and laws as written because she knows better, just like Obama.

Source: http://hotair.com/archives/2015/07/07/hillary-when-you-diss-the-government-you-diss-yourself/

The Declaration Of Independence, The Constitution, And The Gout

As we celebrate the 239th anniversary of the approval of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress, let’s take a look at a health problem bedeviling certain signers of the famous document, and its effect on our history. A common affliction—affecting at least seven of the 56 signers—was gout. Sufferers included Benjamin Franklin (PA); John Hancock (MA); Benjamin Harrison (VA); Thomas Jefferson (VA); George Ross (PA); Edward Rutledge (SC); and George Walton (GA).

Gout is a particularly painful form of arthritis, resulting from the deposition, in and around the joints, of uric acid salts. While any peripheral joint can be affected, the most usual site is the joint at the base of the big toe. Gout attacks generally subside within a week or two, and sufferers often claim that they can come on for no apparent reason. Still, documented precipitating factors include emotional upset, excessive alcohol consumption, poor diet, obesity, diuresis, surgery, trauma, and the administration of certain medications. Typically, the disease first strikes in middle age.

Since most of the signers were upper crust, and overindulgence in meats, seafood, and alcohol was only possible in those days among people of means, the incidence of gout in this cohort is hardly surprising.

John Hancock’s life, especially, would be affected by the disease. Considering that he only lived to be 56, he was well into middle age at the time of the Declaration, and no doubt had several attacks during his term as president of the Congress (1775-1777). But more significant attacks were yet to come. Indeed, some historians insist that ratification of the Constitution turned on John Hancock’s big toe.

How so? Most scholars agree that there would have been no Constitution without the participation of George Washington, who truly wished to stay out of public life at that point. As it happens, several signers of the Declaration, including Hancock and Richard Henry Lee, were at least initially opposed to ratification. Moreover, the prevailing public sentiment was not in favor of transferring sovereignty to a central government. Painful memories of the Revolution and life under an autocratic England were only a few years old.

The stratagem to assure Washington’s participation was a letter sent to him—on October 23, 1786—by one of his former generals, Henry Knox. Gary North calls it “[T]he most influential direct-response sales letter in the history of the United States.” Essentially, Knox was able to spin a gross distortion of Shays’ Rebellion (August 1786–February 1787) into the spurious notion that the anti-Federalists were “Shaysites,” and those dedicated to law and order were the Federalists. Thus, “Your country needs you again, George.”

Shays’ Rebellion was an uprising in western Massachusetts in opposition to high taxes and stringent economic conditions. Armed bands forced the closing of several courts to prevent execution of foreclosures and debt processes. There was widespread public support.

Now, about that big toe: Hancock was the first (October 25, 1780 – January 29, 1785) and third (May 30, 1787 – October 8, 1793) governor of Massachusetts, and was sympathetic to the plight of the debtors, whose ranks included many Revolutionary War veterans. Alas, he was unable to run for governor in 1785, being struck with a terrible gout attack, and his political and social rival James Bowdoin took office.

Bowdoin and his cronies were large creditors, and, unlike Hancock, made aggressive moves to collect—which sparked Shays’ Rebellion. Absent the gout, Hancock, by far the most popular politician in Massachusetts, would have surely won the election, and there would have been no rebellion. Upon his re-election, Hancock pardoned all the rebels.

Gout would continue to plague the governor. When he arrived at the Constitutional Convention in Boston on January 30, 1788, his feet were heavily bandaged, and he was carried to his chair. By virtue of the addition of the Bill of Rights, Hancock voted for ratification, and persuaded longtime opponent of Federalism Samuel Adams to do the same. Massachusetts would ratify on February 6, 1788, becoming the sixth state to do so. Ratification carried by 187–168, and there is little doubt that without Hancock’s influence, it would have failed.

Historian North goes further, and contends that Shays’ Rebellion provided the opportunity for our Framers to pull a fast one, against the wishes of the majority, creating a strong central government.

Ironically, gout is more commonplace today than in the 18th century, as if to serve as a reminder of its importance in our nation’s history.

Supreme Court finds Congress irrelevant as Justices award law making powers to president and…Supreme Court

By Doug Book, editor

Coach is Right recently alerted its readers to the importance of the upcoming Supreme Court decision in King v Burwell, a case which would determine whether the Internal Revenue Service had the authority—on the orders of Barack Obama–to re-interpret the Affordable Care Act in a manner favorable to Obama and contrary to the clear language and intent of the Act as written by Congress.

Though Obama and members of his Regime have already re-written the Act (contrary to the Constitution) on 31 separate occasions, it was hoped—certainly it was never more than a hope—that the Court would uphold the will of a Congress which wrote 7 times in the Act that subsidies to ObamaCare policy holders would be made available only by ObamaCare Exchanges built by one of the 50 states. The law clearly made subsidies and tax credits unavailable in any state with an ObamaCare Exchange built by the federal government.

A ruling which found that “An Exchange established by the State” was indeed “An Exchange Established by the State” would of course make subsidies unavailable in the 34 States with an ObamaCare Exchange built by the Federal Government. Policy prices would not be competitive in 2/3rds of the nation and the Affordable Care Act would rapidly meet its demise.

But on Thursday, the Court’s decision was published and as many feared, the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that the clear language and intent of Congress were not acceptable to the Court as the clear language and intent of Congress. As Justice Scalia wrote in the dissent he shared with Justices Alito and Thomas, “…normal rules of interpretation seem always to yield to the overriding principle of the present Court: The Affordable Care Act MUST be saved.” (My Caps)

Justice Scalia’s dissent is one for the ages as he not so politely eviscerates the majority, for “The somersaults of statutory interpretation they have performed (‘penalty’ means tax…‘established by the State’ means not established by the State) will be cited by litigants endlessly, to the confusion of honest jurisprudence.”

For anyone not paying attention, Justice Scalia has just accused his colleagues of being dishonest. It is a statement beyond the simply critical of Justice Roberts and to a lesser degree, Justice Kennedy, as Scalia goes as far as he can in accusing both of malfeasance, corruption and, well, dishonesty.

The increasingly corrupt and pernicious purveyors of the legal system in the United States make predicting what should be the most straightforward of rulings virtually impossible. An irrepressible appetite to further a politically inspired agenda has replaced the Constitution as the foundation of American jurisprudence. Such a disgraceful and dangerous perversion of the most senior of American courts “…ignores the American people’s decision to give Congress “[a]ll legislative Powers” enumerated in the Constitution. Art. I, §1. They made Congress, not this Court, responsible for both making laws and mending them.”

But the Supreme Court, with Chief Justice Roberts in the lead, has twice “mended” the Affordable Care Act, improperly re-writing and willingly—shall it be called misinterpreting—both the text and the clearly presented desires of Congress.

America’s conservatives have lost the Supreme Court to the corruption and perversity of the left. As wanton dishonesty has replaced honor and integrity on the bench, it is difficult to imagine a time or means of returning the Court to an honest application of constitutional law.

The Cost of Freedom Today

By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer

Our inalienable—God given—rights as set down in the Constitution are under attack. It’s the agenda of the American left to implement an unholy, “live for today” secularism which will destroy the virtues and truth contained in our founding documents.

The strength of our republic was derived from a higher authority. Our government was designed to prevent any group amassing so much power that the society at large would be harmed.

It is our culture that should drive politics, not the other way around. Today’s politicians demean that culture and subject the American people to tyranny. The Obama Regime in particular has assumed unconstitutional authority over virtually every aspect of our lives. The checks and balances of our tripartite form of government have been destroyed, the voice of the American people ignored as wealth and power work together to drive their own agendas and rule the general populace.

Today, those who endeavor to enjoy a certain level of success are deemed “out of touch” with the working class. We forget that in the past, hard work, honesty and honor were the keys to prosperity. Now, even the so called “poor” have become complacent, preferring those who are still productive to work for them. Our society ignores everything that has been successful in the past and is willing to allow elites who believe themselves superior to endanger our rights, reject a basic morality and invite the total collapse of a nation which has been the envy of the world. We have foolishly abandoned every pursuit that has made this country great.

Any individual, group or force which dares challenge the elitist left is deemed intolerant, racist, homophobic, anti-environment. Christianity is among the most dangerous, the most implacable of enemies as it advances morality, truth and societal norms. Could there be anything less progressive!

We now have a ruling class of political and societal elites, corporations, lobbyists, and consultants. They are convinced that they know more, know better than the average man in the street. They look to force a oneness of belief on all people, a blanding of the everyday man into a drone of government; a governing authority which they believe capable of righting all wrongs and properly running our lives from birth to death. They demand we trade freedom for government imposed “security.” Individual concepts of thought, of right and wrong will no longer be permitted. There will be no voluntary association with any group or idea not approved by the government.

Something to keep in mind as culture and morals are further eroded by politicians who no longer work for us is that patriotism is love of country, NOT love of government or of the agenda of the political/social elite. Sooner or later millions of Americans will refuse to abide the Marxist, statist rule of the left. It will be a second American Revolution and as patriots, we must win it.

Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer

  • The non-perverse are simply privileged
  • Obama not faithful to the Constitution
  • Another Islamic flotilla to invade Israel

1) ‘Heterosexual Privilege’ Bulletin Board in University of Wisconsin Dorm Creates Controversy

According to UW Director of Residence Life Fred Fotis, the typical bulletin board put up in the dorms has to do with issues that are important for the mainly first and second year residents, such as fire safety, study tips and career exploration. These boards are only allowed to be put up by Housing staff and must be “reviewed by the Residence Life Coordinator, who is the live-in professional staff member in the building.”

“I’m not surprised something like that got put up,” said Zachary VanNatta, a senior majoring in agronomy. “It’s a waste of money and inappropriate for a dorm, especially as university-sanctioned material.”

“I do not mind [the bulletin board] because the purpose of these boards is to educate and make people learn,” said Mohammed Aldolaijan, who lived in Ogg Hall when the bulletin board was up. Aldolaijan mentioned that the board was in one of the most highly visible spots in the dorm – near the lobby elevators, where almost everyone living or taking classes in the six floor building passes multiple times a day.

Fotis echoed the same sentiment as Aldolaijan – “We think [the boards] help make an active and inquisitive community. Residents read them – they spark conversation and thinking.”

Will Doty was also in favor of the bulletin board, which got multiple complaints from both students and parents. “It’s necessary,” said Doty, a sophomore neurobiology major. “Straight folks need to understand a lot of stigma still exists against people who are [LGBTQ] even if it is not hateful.” Doty mentioned that “people misunderstand privilege to be something like an entitlement complex – it’s really an unearned benefit that comes from discrimination.”

My Opinion: Let’s see, I have ‘White Privilege” and now I have “Heterosexual Privilege.” What’s next? And all this time I thought I got where I am today through hard work. When will these little snowflakes–and probably their parents as well—learn that another person’s so-called privileges don’t keep you down– YOU do.

Source: http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/06/17/heterosexual-privilege-bulletin-board-in-wisconsin-dorm-creates-controversy/

2) Poll: Majority Of Americans Think Obama Has Not Been “Faithful” To The U.S. Constitution…

Even better (or worse if you’re a Democrat) is nearly 9-in-10 want the Constitution to continue as the fundamental law of the United States.

Via Rasmussen:

Voters may question just how faithful President Obama has been to the U.S. Constitution, but they continue to stand firm in their own belief about the document that has been the supreme law of the United States for 227 years.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 89% of U.S. Likely Voters want to continue using the Constitution as the fundamental law of the United States. Five percent (5%) are against continued use of the Constitution, while six percent (6%) aren’t sure.

That compares to 85% of American Adults who said in 2013 that the Constitution should remain the fundamental law of the nation. Two percent (2%) were opposed and 13% said they were not sure.

Fifty-one (51%) of voters think that Obama has been less faithful to the U.S. Constitution than his predecessors in the Oval Office. Nineteen percent (19%) say Obama has been more faithful to the Constitution than previous presidents when taking executive actions, while 26% say he has been about as faithful.

My Opinion: What worries me are those that say he has been MORE faithful. Really? Yes, Barack got us out of a conflict that was going quite well until he decided the US didn’t want to play anymore. And then it all went down the drain, but at least he could say he stopped a war. As for ObamaCare, it can’t be said that Obama fractured the Constitution all by himself. He had the invaluable assistance of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, 60 Democrat senators and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, John Roberts. Of course, the illegal/unconstitutional trifling with the Affordable Care Act AFTER it was passed—31 different times so far–that is pretty much all on Barack.

Source: http://www.weaselzippers.us/226511-poll-majority-of-americans-think-obama-has-not-been-faithful-to-the-u-s-constitution/

3) Another Flotilla headed for Israel

A Swedish flotilla of anti-Israel activists has left its home country and is en route to Gaza with the goal of breaking the Israeli naval blockade around the coastal territory. The Swedish flotilla is expected to disembark in a number of additional countries before it reaches the Gaza Strip in an effort to assemble other activists from across Europe.

According to the report, several activist organizations are supporting the flotilla, including FreeGaza, which works to delegitimize Israel in the international community.

One group supporting the flotilla is Gazan terror group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), which has been intently following the flotilla’s progress since it left Sweden, and is hoping that it will attract a lot of international attention, just as the ill-fated Mavi Marmara flotilla did in 2010.

A senior leader in the organization, Khaled Al-Batash, threatened that PIJ would end its current ceasefire with Israel if the Jewish state were to stop the flotilla on its way to Gaza.

My Opinion: This will not end well. If the anti-semites think Israel is going to back down, they need to relearn history. Israel is boxed in and will not, cannot, step back. If Israel does decide to take them on, I hope they will do it far enough from the beaches. I’d hate to see them get dirty.

For 7 decades Muslims and Islamic terrorists have spent their time threatening Israel. They found it a reasonably profitable exercise when weakling liberals and traitors were in charge of the Jewish state. But each time it has been attempted with Benjamin Netanyahu the result has been a total loss. Even with Barack Obama assisting his terrorist friends, BiBi has not budged. Some people just never learn.

Source: http://www.algemeiner.com/2015/06/15/swedish-flotilla-headed-to-gaza-to-break-israels-blockade/