And while the World burns …

America’s POTUS is on vacation while Putin is flexing his muscles, while China is capturing more land via islands, while ISIS continues it’s savage murders, and while Iran is developing nukes. Remember when Ronald Reagan said “peace through strength“. Well, this pic illustrates why our enemies don’t fear us. You would think he would have learned from the previous time he was caught on a girl’s bike. Guess he’s a slow learner.
Sissy Obama

Do Your Homework On 2016 Candidates

Well, the Fox News GOP Debates are over. The 5:00 debate was handled well, was informative, with probing questions being asked of all candidates. It was handled professionally, the way a debate should be. The 9:00 debate ………. well, it was entertaining but not very fair and not a “good” debate.

  • The moderators took 31 minutes of face time! They should have given some of that time to the 10 candidates. We were watching to see the candidates, not the moderators.
  • The candidates did not get equal time vs others. Trump got 10 minutes while others got only half that.
  • Thanks to Trump, it became even more of a side show over the weekend.

If you’re interested in learning more about the candidates, there is a good website, Conservative Review,  that provides complete profiles of each and has a Scorecard that rates each on their prior Conservative values. The profiles of each are quite extensive so you can learn a lot about what they’ve done in the past. As Governor Perry says, “it’s show me, don’t tell me“.

Conservative Review rates them on 11 important issues. They are given a Green dot for Good; Yellow dot for Mixed; and a Red dot for Bad.

  • The candidates with the most Green dots were: Cruz (10), Jindal (7), Rubio(7), Paul (6), Perry (5)
  • The candidates with the most Red dots were: Graham (8), Christie (7), Fiorina (6), Huckabee (6), Santorum (5), Trump (5)

I suggest you read the profiles to determine whether the rationale for the particular rating is an issue that is important to you.

This will be an important election in 2016 so we need to do our homework this time. It will take a strong leader to get us out of the mess we’re in!

Get the popcorn, chips & booze ready …

Are you ready for Thursday night? The first GOP debates will be on Fox News. The TOP 10 contenders in an average of national polls will be in a debate beginning at 8:50pm. The remaining 7 contenders will debate earlier beginning at 5:00pm.

Since The Donald is apt to dominate the Top 10 debate, the earlier 5:00 debate could actually be more informative. It “may” include Governor Rick Perry, Governor Bobby Jindal and Carly Fiorina … all three are strong candidates.

The Top 10 group will be the most fun as we wait to see whether Trump throws grenades at other candidates, or behaves as a Presidential candidate should. I’ve heard there are “drinking games” being planned for whenever Trump says he’s rich. Whether he actually gets into the specifics of his plans – versus just one-liners – we’ll have to wait and see.

 I’ll be listening for their positions are three issues:

  1. Uphold The Constitution (Supreme Court appointees, repeal Obama’s illegal EO’s, religious freedom, 1st and 2nd Amendments, State’s rights)
  2. National Security (Iran nuke deal, fighting ISIS, border security, deportations)
  3. Economy (repeal ObamaCare, income tax reduction, regulations that deter businesses, reduce size of government & freebies)

What I DON’T WANT to hear are personal attacks by Trump aimed at others on the stage.  I’m picking someone with the stature to be a President, not a reality show star!

Get Ready to Rumble!

Finally, all the 20 candidates who are running for President in 2016 have “officially” announced they are running. The fun has begun and it’s going to be a LONG sixteen months.

On the GOP side, The Donald is getting all the press attention because he is “colorful”. Not behaving very presidential, but is saying what people want to hear, even if they don’t approve of the way he says it. He’s attacking everyone … other candidates, the POW’s, the press. Basically everyone except Donald is stupid. We’ll see how that plays out over time.

On the Dem side, Hillary continues her stealth campaign avoiding the press and not answering any questions. Meanwhile the Socialist, Bernie Sanders, is drawing large crowds and challenging Hillary in the polls.

It’s time to stock up on popcorn! :-)

2016 GOP candidates 7/21/15

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2016 DEM candidates 7/21/15

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Is this still America … or are we becoming North Korea!

It seems that since Nov 2014, Obama has been in overdrive acting as a supreme ruler in dictating new executive actions. He bypasses Congress by having the various Federal agencies implement his desired actions. Many of the actions are intended to punish, such as IRS targeting of Conservatives, EPA targeting coal companies or ATF trying to shut down certain popular ammunition.

Many of these actions are made known to the media at the end of the day on Friday. It’s called the “Friday Dump”. In this way, they avoid much attention as Americans are doing other activities on the weekend.

This past weekend was no different. However, the “dump” revelation is extremely troubling. It was revealed that Obama has several agencies participating in a “secret race database”. The agencies will compile extensive personal data for our Housing, Mortgages, Credit Cards, Employment and School. The data will be collected by race: White, Asian, Black and Hispanic/Latino.

The intent is to provide a database for use by activists and lawyers to sue for discrimination if found. The goal is to have everyone equal as in a Socialist country. It will also be used to force zoning law changes to require affordable housing in wealthy neighborhoods. Thus, the value of most people’s biggest asset can be devalued by having low-income homes built within the neighborhood.

This information was written in detail by New York Post. I strongly suggest you READ THE ARTICLE to become aware of what personal info the Obama Admin will be using against you.

Obama follows Saul Alinsky’s “Rules For Radicals“. Alinsky was an activist community organizer. (Hillary also was a devotee of Alinsky in college). It seems one of Alinsky’s Rules is being executed with this secret database.

“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

I found this information very disturbing! Reminds me of Orwell’s books. I feel very sad as to what Obama has done to our America and our Constitutional Rights.

Hold our politicians accountable!

Our representative politicians are about to go on vacation and return back to their districts. Chances are they’ll have some meet-ups with their constituents. Now’s your opportunity to become informed in case you manage to meet one of your reps.

Visit Heritage Action’s website where you can view their SCORECARD to see how the politician voted for various bills. If your rep didn’t vote as you would like, then you’re better prepared to challenge them as to why they voted as they did.

To see how Ohio’s House Representatives and Senators voted on the issues, click here. Once there, click on each person’s name to see their vote for the bills. There are two columns … one shows Heritage Action recommendation and the second column shows how the person actually voted.

The following chart shows the overall score for Ohio’s U.S Representatives and U.S. Senators. The average score for all House Republicans is 67% and the average score for all House Dems was 15%. The average score for all Senate Republicans is 68% and 7% for Senate Dems.

Name Party Score
Rep. Jim Jordan R 96%
Rep. Brad Wenstrup R 83%
Rep. Steven Chabot R 78%
Rep. Bob Gibbs R 74%
Rep Bob Latta R 74%
Rep Jim Renacci R 65%
Rep. Dave Joyce R 54%
Rep. Bill Johnson R 49%
Rep. Pat Tiberi R 49%
Rep. Steve Stivers R 44%
Rep. Mike Turner R 36%
Rep. Tim Ryan D 22%
Rep. Joyce Beatty D 16%
Rep. Marcia Fudge D 16%
Rep. Marcy Kaptur D 16%
Sen. Rob Portman R 35%
Sen. Sherrod Brown D 7%

NOTE: Speaker John Boehner is not included since as Speaker, Heritage does issue a score for him.