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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Gun Control, Mental Illness, Crime and POTUSment

Guns don't kill people; Democrats kill people. Whenever a Democrat votes against an American's right to protect herself, some innocent person dies. Okay, I'm exaggerating but there is an element of truth in this.

Mental illness in the brain of a person with a weapon, be it a pistol, assault rifle, meat cleaver, or Chevy Volt, kills people. We need to ensure that the dangerously mentally ill never have access to legal guns, but if they do bodily harm, then they must be taken out of mainstream society. By doing this, we keep America safer, and increase the chances of a strong GOP comeback when the mentally ill lose their right to vote.

People with criminal pasts must know that if they commit a gun-related crime, they will go away for a long, long time. This will, in part, make the streets safer, and remove several politicians from power. It will also deter some amount of future crime and when it doesn't , at least the perpetrator will be out of commission for years.

Background checks should be serious background checks. If someone fails the check, he or she will forever be denied the use of a firearm. For those people who refuse to allow for a background check, (President Obama comes to mind), they should be denied gun access. 

Finally, I believe that no politician or person of public influence should be allowed to advocate for gun control if he or she owns a gun or had owned a gun in the past, or if he or she, or his or her kids are protected by people with guns--President Obama, Diane Feinstein, Gabby Giffords, Joe Biden and most of the Democratic party come to mind.

My latest novel, Jihad Joe, is about Islamic terrorism and suspense.  In it I challenge the precepts of the religion through my protagonist, Zed Nill, a journalist, captured by terrorists and who is destined to be killed if the American President refuses to release three Gitmo prisoners.  Of course, American policy demands we never give in to terrorists, and for Zed, the clock is ticking.

Jihad Joe Soft Cover       

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hillary Hearing Part Deaux

"What difference at this point does it make?" Hillary said to Ron Johnson at the hearing where he asked how the four Americans died in Benghazi. I think that sentence speaks volumes.  Of course, the point she attempted to make was that their deaths were the most important thing to consider, not how they died. After all, who really cares how these poor Americans died--the point is, they did.

Well, Hillary, the point is, knowing how they died is knowing why they died. If they died from a spontaneous attack caused by a protest about a video depicting Muhammad rather accurately but unacceptably to Muslims, that's one thing. That would tell us that Islam doesn't tolerate the truth about their prophet and we must be careful not to spout off the truth in public about the religion of peace. Yes, the big M was a mass murderer, a Jew-hater, a hater of all things non Islamic, gays, women, atheists and dogs. (Yes, he hated dogs, which leads me to believe that animal instincts have more validity than one might believe). But if the killings were due to a planned al Qaeda terrorist attack, which it turned out it was, that's a horse of a different color and should help us be better prepared in the future with embassy and consulate security. 

The real issue, however, is the fact that the American public was lied to over and over again. Hillary's testimony did nothing to own up to the lies, and while the Democrats ended the congressional inquiry with chapped lips as a result of kissing an area on her lower dorsal extremity, the GOP wasn't able to extract anything of value from the ordeal. In fact, now that it's over, Hillary will probably run for president in 2016 and if the GOP don't get their collective heads out of the same dorsal extremity, she will win.

My latest novel, Jihad Joe, is about Islamic terrorism and suspense.  In it I challenge the precepts of the religion through my protagonist, Zed Nill, a journalist, captured by terrorists and who is destined to be killed if the American President refuses to release three Gitmo prisoners.  Of course, American policy demands we never give in to terrorists, and for Zed, the clock is ticking.

Jihad Joe Soft Cover       

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Benghazi: Round One

Conducting Orchestrated Balderdash
Did you catch Hillary Clinton's "testimony" about Benghazi this morning? I missed some of the beginning but saw most of it. Wasn't she magnificent? Wasn't she lovely? Didn't she give you red, white and blue goosebumps as she spoke? I know the Democrats were getting their tingles on, and speaking of that, I bet Chris Matthews helped write some of those "hardball" questions that had Hillary shaking her head "yes" when Dems threw those tough questions at her--wait--they didn't actually ask real questions, they just told her how glad they were she came, and what a great job she had done as Secretary of State. Giggles abounded as the topic of four dead Americans, three of them actual heroes, wasn't much discussed by liberal questioners. 

I tweeted as I watched, as is my habit and I'd like to share some of these tweets with you and put them in context where necessary to understanding their meaning. The hastag I used for these tweets was #BenghaziFantasies

*This testimony sponsored by MSNBC
*All questions on the left approved by Chris Matthews
* When we saw RPGs live, why did Rice then go on TV & say it was a video
* Note her self-righteous indignation toward Ron Johnson. Great strategy. (Johnson had asked her about why the word went out that a video was responsible for charging up the protesters to attack and she shouted back that what did it matter who was responsible when, after all, four Americans were killed. My next tweet answers that to a small degree.)
* If Hillary didn't know what diff it makes re lives lost, this proves her incompetence--strategical 2 know it
* You can't say you take responsibility & then have no consequences for your screw up
*  R U covering up anything so U can run 4 POTUS in 2016?
* Y weren't jets sent from Sigonella when the alarm went out re attack?
* If Obama were in that compound, wud things been handled differently?
* What did she know, when did she know it, Y does she take blame?
* Hillary "feels responsible" because she actually IS responsible. Note how liberals always "feel" rather than "know."
* "I'm determined to leave our embassies more secure," and once she does, they will be. (Actually, if Kerry gets the job, I'm not so sure they will be any more secure. He was  a liar about Vietnam and a gigolo, and  I also believe he's a charlatan, but that would need to be proven.)
* Hillary tells a joke: "Let's be honest . . . " LOL
* Another joke: "We had no classified material in Benghazi."

In about an hour from this posting, Hillary will once again be questioned about her role in the Benghazi debacle. Like you, I am waiting to hear the truth and we can handle it. I believe that what this entire event was about, besides Islamic terrorism to bring about a world caliphate, has to do with supplying arms to Turkey or perhaps another Middle East country that isn't called Israel.

But truth be told, that would be too devastating for we poor peons in America to accept. 

My latest novel, Jihad Joe, is about Islamic terrorism and suspense.  In it I challenge the precepts of the religion through my protagonist, Zed Nill, a journalist, captured by terrorists and destined to be killed if the President refuses to release three Gitmo prisoners.  Of course, American policy demands we never give in to terrorists, and for Zed, the clock is ticking.

Jihad Joe Soft Cover       

Monday, January 21, 2013

Martin Luther Hussein Lincoln Obama

President Obama was inaugurated for his second term and swore his allegiance to the Constitution of the United States. Nothing he said in his inaugural address was a surprise, except for the fact that there was nothing remarkable about it, and it was the most liberal speech he has ever made. He used the word "gay" and pretended that gays are treated differently under the law, and I suppose he's correct when it comes to gay marriage and states rights. He spoke with an inflection in his voice reminiscent of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and he saluted the military, while keeping a hidden mouthful of vomit discreetly hidden in his mouth from the disgust he feels about them.

Make no mistake, Obama is a flaming liberal--he is by no means a centrist. We are in for a ride the next four years that actually might change the face of America, but not for the good.

Personally, I can't wait to see what Obama gets done in his final term (we hope), but not once did he mention the economy but he sure as hell mentioned spending. He will continue to spend like a drunken sailor in a whorehouse and this will be on the backs of the taxpayers--not those who voted for him.

He chewed gum like a cow chewing its cud. Very unpresidential, but very Obamaesque. He is trying to out-cool himself and I'm sure Chris Matthews is creaming in his jeans just thinking about the next four years.

As predicted, Joe Biden, his buffoon VP, court jester, village idiot, flubbed a speech today, but I will not quote his words because you will not learn anything about the man who is a heartbeat away from the presidency. God forbid. I have a sneaky suspicion that Obama found Biden on Craig's List.

So while Obama and the country celebrates his inauguration, the Algerian death toll for Americans has increased to 3 with about 80 others killed by Islamic terrorists, and nothing has been done by Obama, just like it was in Benghazi. I think about America and I worry. Obama has changed it and we have allowed this to happen. Now he wants to confiscate our guns and uses children as props to make his point--that's Hitleresque.

We are in for a rough ride folks.

My latest novel, Jihad Joe, is about Islamic terrorism and suspense.  In it I challenge the precepts of the religion through my protagonist, Zed Nill, a journalist, captured by terrorists and who is destined to be killed if the American President refuses to release three Gitmo prisoners.  Of course, American policy demands we never give in to terrorists, and for Zed, the clock is ticking.

Jihad Joe Soft Cover       

Friday, January 18, 2013

If You Believe Lance, I Have a Bridge for Sale

They are our heroes. They run faster, bike harder, catch better than most everyone else on the planet, and perform amazing feats with their bodies that we can only dream of doing ourselves. And for that we pay them millions of dollars and exalt them to the heavens. Athletes. They represent our country in competition, and define who we are as a culture.

Lance Armstrong, Barry Bonds, Mark McGuire and probably hundreds, if not thousands of other professional athletes who have used performance enhancing drugs. They do this to win and they excuse it by saying "Everyone else is doing it, so I do it to even out the playing field." But everyone else doesn't do it because human nature isn't so dark that we all would lower ourselves to cheat in order to win. But yes, many athletes cheat because  it pays off if they don't get caught.

We have been taught to cheat by our coaches too. Not necessarily with performance enhancing drugs, but with lying. Look at the wide receiver who knows he dropped the ball or used the ground to catch it who will swear the catch was clean. I can go on with myriad examples, but you get my point.

It wasn't Armstrong's cheating that was the worst part of the story, it was his lying, then accusing, then suing those who rightly accused him. Lance Armstrong is a bully and now has gone on Oprah to advance his career once again. I will not fall for it and I hope you won't either.

To Protect Against All Enemies Yadda Yadda

As I write this, I have just learned that an American being held hostage by Algerian terrorists, has been killed. The news about this event has been sketchy but one thing for sure is that the Obama administration hasn't said much publicly. The terrorists want the release of two scum-bag terrorists being held in prison but, as I even said in my novel, Jihad Joe, the United States does not negotiate with terrorists. Of course, that is a good thing because if we did, there would be a lot more kidnappings going on throughout the world of American citizens.

One of the main duties of the government is to protect its citizens. Obama has been sheepish about abiding by this responsibility as we have seen, for example, in Benghazi, where Ambassador Stevens asked for help in protecting the compound weeks before the terrorists broke in and killed him and three others. 

Now we must wait and see what Obama does about Algeria. He has done little but offer help in acting as transporters for the French in spite of our interests there of deterring the Islamists from taking over the gas supplies and of the attacks in Mali where Mitt Romney warned us of the impending dangers in October of last year. Useful idiots like Bill Maher laughed at him but has been rather quiet on the subject.

The world has become a dangerous place and there is no end in sight of the violence being meted out by Islamic terrorists. Liberals have their heads buried in the sand and blaming the rest of us as being Islamophobic--using the word invented by a faction of the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization that in 2001 would have never gotten it's dung-laden sandals in the door of our country. Now Obama has embraced them and the left thinks that this is a good idea.

When will they ever learn?

My latest novel, Jihad Joe, is about Islamic terrorism and suspense.  In it I challenge the precepts of the religion through my protagonist, Zed Nill, a journalist, captured by terrorists and who is destined to be killed if the American President refuses to release three Gitmo prisoners.  Of course, American policy demands we never give in to terrorists, and for Zed, the clock is ticking.

Jihad Joe Soft Cover       

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dear Prezident Obama

Dear Prezident Obama,

My name is Jimmy and I am 7 and a half years old. I am very ascared of what I saw on tv about kids getting shot in skool inSandy Hook and killed. I want you to pleeze do something to protect me in my skool. I know you say you want to take away guns from people, but my daddy has a gun and I no he will protect me and my fambly from bad people who have guns they are not supozed to have. Can you pleeze send a policeman to my skool to help protect us from bad guys?
Thank you,

Dear Mr. Obama,

I'm Amy and I am 8. I live in Chicago and i go to public school. I hope to be a doctor some day. But I am scared that I will be shot just going to my school because every gang has lots of guns even though I know that they are not allowed to have guns because it is against the law. But so is shooting people so I do not think these kids in the gangs care about the law because if they did, they would not have guns in the first place and not shoot at young kids like me in the second place. I saw your speech where you read the letters of kids who wanted you to take away guns from all people, but if you do that then how will good people like my mommy, be able to protect me if a bad man comes to my house? Also, how come you did not read the letter I sent to you when I said this before?

Dear Prezident Obamer,

I am a 10 year old boy and I saw what your assistant, Joey Biden, said about the kids killed in school and how the parents seem to want no more guns for good people. The people in your democratic party also make it sound like people who own guns are strange and need to be changed. Well, my dad owns a rifle and a handgun and he does not need to be changed--he's a great person and I know he loves me and my mom and would protect us with his life if he needed to.

It's mostly crazy people who shoot people or criminals who do, not good people like my dad. Why do you want to take away his gun? You have already taken away my future, dad says, with all the money I am going to owe because you spend it like a drunken sailor, dad's words.

Anyway, I saw you on tv and I think you should not use kids to go along with you because not all kids do--I for one. I think it is like hiding behind children to say what you want to say through them. And Joey Biden needs to stop pretending to be smart because we all know he is not. In fact, my dad calls him the village idiot because of all the mistakes he makes when his lips move.

Yours truly,
Benjamin Schwartz

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Annoying One

Obama will cut $4 trillion in his mind. He has already cut $1.4 trillion and has single-handedly undid all the harm that President GW Bush had done to our economy. He has cut spending, increased job growth, and has brought this nation together as one. He has made our military stronger to the point that Iran, China and Russia fear us, not to mention the entire Islamic world. He has finally gotten a handle on illegal aliens and has kept all of the promises that got him into power. Best of all, he has held aloft the US Constitution for all to once again love and respect.

But seriously, he has a neat haircut, says nothing better than anyone else, and has an endearing stutter that makes him sound homey. He plans to split and fracture the Republican party as he taxes and passes the biggest spending bill in history. He plans to take all guns out of the hands of legal Americans and only allow them to remain in the hands of those who protect him and his children, and the police. He will neuter the military and continue to grow a nanny state until it becomes obvious that the liberal philosophy cannot work in the long run, but it will probably take a catastrophe before the onservatives get their act together.

My latest novel, Jihad Joe, is about Islamic terrorism and suspense.  In it I challenge the precepts of the religion through my protagonist, Zed Nill, a journalist, captured by terrorists and who is destined to be killed if the American President refuses to release three Gitmo prisoners.  Of course, American policy demands we never give in to terrorists, and for Zed, the clock is ticking.

Jihad Joe Soft Cover       

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

How to Tell if You're a True Conservative

If you're confused about your political leanings because both sides occasionally sound like they're making sense, you may not know whether or not you're a conservative.  I know of no test to assess this question, but I've given the issue some thought (not too much, however, as my brain gets full quite easily). Below I have listed several situations that might help you sort it out, but these situations are not all the examples you can use--gastrointestinal problems that occur whenever a true liberal discusses his or her beliefs can often be an indicator of your being a true conservative. Having strong negative feelings about President Obama, laughing at the idiocy of our illustrious VP, and wanting to know the truth about Benghazi, Fast and Furious, and Nancy Pelosi's parties using military aircraft, should give you hope that you are a true conservative.  But just in case, here goes:

If you care less about how others view your home, but care more about how you see it, you might be a conservative. Liberals tend to worry more about outer appearances than what is on the inside--they just act like they care.

If you had a Christmas tree rather than a holiday tree, you are probably a conservative, but if you have your holiday lights outside with nothing celebratory on the inside of your home, you're probably a liberal. If you are Jewish and had neither, but still care about Israel, you're probably a conservative. If you think Palestine is a country and got a bad deal, you are a liberal. 

If you're a Freudian psychologist (where your instruct your patients to lie on a couch and just talk and talk for years and still nothing much changes, you're not likely a conservative.  But if you're an evidence-based psychologist, like a cognitive-behavioral shrink where results are actually measurable, you're probably a conservative--for some reason, facts matter to you. Liberals care about feelings over results; conservatives believe results are what matter most. 

If you believe that guns can be a tool of violence but it's stupid to blame the tool for how it's used, you're probably a conservative.

If you feel Joe Biden is the right person to be a heartbeat away from the presidency, you are definitely not a conservative--you are a delusional liberal.

If you believe that Benghazi was a criminal act and not an act of war, even though our embassies and consulates are considered American territory and attacking them is normally considered an act of war, you are a liberal; you are definitely not a conservative.

If, like Michelle Obama, you see the pomp and circumstance over Old Glory as excessive show and feel, "All this just for a flag?" you are probably a liberal.

If you believe even unborn babies have inalienable rights and should not be killed before they have the chance to express them, you are likely a conservative. If, like Obama, you believe that partial birth abortions are just peachy, you are definitely a liberal.

Being a conservative means that you're not pseudo intellectual, or pseudo cool, or out to impress the world with your pseudo moral superiority. It means you have the old fashion belief that our country is the greatest ever to exist on this planet, and our legal foundation, starting with the US Constitution, is the greatest document ever written. 

And if you have read this and decided that there are no doubts that you are a conservative, you have my vote.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Guns Don't Kill People, Hammers Do

There was another shooting in Aurora, CO today and four people are dead, included the shooter. The police had him cornered in a house and when he tried to use his gun on them, they shot him dead. Before they got to the scene, however, he had already killed three other people who did not have guns on them. Perhaps if they did, this killer would have only become a dead almost killer.

When the leftist media reports on shootings like this, they discuss the gun(s) being used, how many times the victims were shot, and if the weapons were legally bought, they have a field day filled with self-righteous joy because it moves their agenda forward--guns kill and should be banned.

If a conservative doesn't like guns, he or she doesn't own one. If a liberal doesn't like guns, he or she tries to ban them. Their solution to such a complicated issue always is the easiest, most simplistic one--get rid of guns and you get rid of gun violence. 

Laws are supposed to be a means to that end; that is, pass a law to get rid of guns and there will be no legal guns on the street. Of course, you know my next statement is, "only illegal guns will be used." And gun laws do squat to solve the problem; just look at Chicago and New Orleans. There are strict laws against these weapons and they have done nothing whatsoever to end the gun violence, and Chicago sets the record in per capita killings, mostly through gang activity, and most of the perps who kill with guns, a huge percentage have served time in prison. No, the problem isn't the guns, the problem is the gangs and their ability to get their hands on illegal weapons.

Legislators who discuss the banning of guns, particularly assault weapons, know as much about what they're talking about as a worm knows about quantum theory. In a sense, all weapons are assault weapons.  When marines hit a beach, their weapons are on semi-automatic unless they have to lay down a wall of fire and then they throw their selector switch to full auto. And all weapons are used to assault a target.  But we all know that the truth beneath the blather, is that liberals want guns out of the hands of all people--and that is all guns. 

The FBI just released new data showing that hammers kill more people in the USA than guns. Of course the argument from the left is going to be, "But guns are intended to kill people and hammers are intended to hammer nails." That would be true of hammers had a brain, as did guns. Guns were designed to fire rounds at a target. The target by lawbiding gunowners is made of paper or clay, but like a hammer, it can be used to kill.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

It's a New Year, GOP, Don't Blow It

Last night I went to a small party (if you can call it that) at the home of my wife's co-worker.  Like my wife, he's from India, but has embraced Western culture and has a Christmas tree in his home, and enjoys celebrating our holidays.  His father, s Seikh, wears a turban but also indulged with us in a few drinks and lively talk.  There was family and friends of family in attendance and I engaged in a conversation with a young Canadian who was obviously a liberal.

This young man, when learning that I'm a New Yorker, asked me if I agreed that G. W. Bush was "an idiot."  He had no idea of my conservative beliefs and was surprised when I told him that Bush not only isn't an idiot, but that if he believed he was, then he had to believe John Kerry was a bigger idiot.  I then explained how Bush exceeded Kerry academically in the same school, and how Kerry showed more support for communism than he did for the USA during the Vietnam War.  

He then went on to talk about Bush's gaffes and how he said such stupid things.  I asked him if he knew how many states there are in the USA and he knew there are fifty.  He had no idea, of course, that Obama had said that he had visited all fifty-seven states in his campaign efforts--that never became news on the left side of the dial.

But what was most interesting was the fact that he had no information about Solyndra, Benghazi, Fast and Furious, or Obama's hand holding efforts with the Muslim Brotherhood and what he said about how if the chips were down, he'd stand with Islam in the end.

What has become obvious to me is the lack of hard information the left gets from the media and how the right does nothing to correct this.  In the presidential campaign, Obama harped on taxing the rich, which made sense to the left, but Romney never attacked on the economy and how jobs would be lost and are lost through taxation and regulation.  Republicans make the mistake over and over that the American public will make the wise choice based upon the facts, without understanding that the facts are only what is being called the facts by the mainstream media.

If the GOP ever wants to win another election, they've got to stop being the nice guys and start attacking with a vengeance.  I've said it before but I'll say it again, I worry that with Obama still in campaign mode, he's going to try and circumvent the Constitution and go for another term.  That sounds paranoid on my part, but sometimes it's healthy to be paranoid.

Happy New Year to you and yours and let's continue to work for what is right.