If you do a search of “Fast and Furious” in Yahoo, Ask.com, Google or Bing search engines, it’s interesting what pops up on the results page (or more accurately, what doesn’t pop up). Bing had the gun running scandal listed on the same page as the latest Vin Diesel movie. And if you put the name “John Dodson”, who is one of the Fast and Furious whistleblowers, you will get an MMA fighter. The lack of information on Internet search engines reminds me of the Obama administration and how they have tried their hardest to make the 800lb. gorilla that is Fast and Furious disappear.
Read more here at PolitiChicks.tv! http://politichicks.tv/column/google-fast-and-furious-crickets/
Wonder why you haven’t heard any news on the murder of border patrol agent Brian Terry for a while? I bet the parents and family members of Mr. Terry would like the truth to be told but at this point it does not look as though they will get justice.
Considered an expert on the Fast and Furious scandal, Townhall.com editor Katie Pavlich recently asserted that not only has the Obama administration been silent on the F&F scandal but that they used the tragic events of Brian Terry’s death to push for gun control. Props and politicizing tragic events seem to be a normal behavior for this administration does it not? Yet, according to Pavlich “This is a situation where the government was creating a situation where they could blame law-abiding citizens, turn them into criminals and create this false problem that they could solve through gun regulation,” Pavlich said. Pavlich is not the only commentator to assert that Fast and Furious was an attempt to curb the Second Amendment. NRA executive vice-president Wayne LaPierre said in 2011 that “Fast and Furious” was a “plot to undermine” the right to bear arms.
What Difference Does It Make?
While the mainstream and leftist fringe media focuses on the Supreme Court hearings on gay marriage and sequestration, the story of what happened on September 11, 2012 in Benghazi still remains a mystery. One group, Judicial Watch, has continually focused on the 800lb gorilla in the room and has vowed to never stop on its investigation into the tragic events that lead to the death of four Americans until the answers are exposed. Good for them!
Click here for the rest of the story….http://politichicks.tv/column/benghazi-keep-brushing-it-under-the-rug/
It should be no surprise that the next labor secretary pick of Thomas Perez is a radical nominee for this POTUS. Perez is best known serving in the Holder DOJ ( as ADA for the Civil Rights Division) as the person responsible for going after Sheriff Joe Arpio and right to work states like Texas and South Carolina who were attacked for their voter ID laws.
Perez was also involved in the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) in the 2008 presidential elections that occurred in Philadelphia. Perez was with the CRD of the DOJ at the time of the investigation and was reported to have been involved in the administration dropping the charges against the NBPP. Perez denied the fact that the Obama administration was involved in a political act of getting involved in the NBPP case, but according to a report by the federal court of Washington, DC under Judge Reggie Walton (who heard the case brought forward by a political watch dog group known as Judicial Watch), Judge Walton disagreed with the DOJ’s request for dropping the suit and found that instead the DOJ was indeed involved in the charges being dropped based on legal evidence presented in the case and considered the action of dropping those charges against the NBPP as nothing more than a political move once Obama was elected into office. Judge Walton’s response to the DOJ’s denial of being involved was the following:
Read more of my article at Politichicks here: http://politichicks.tv/column/thomas-perez-new-labor-secretary/
I remember as a little girl playing “Archies” with my Aunt Judy and my twin brother Mike. Judy was only a few years older but she was the boss when it came to who was going to be “Betty” and who was going to be “Veronica”. Of course it was in her favor that I was blonde. Go figure! It used to be the normal way to play, using your imagination and exploring your dreams or taking a long walk outside and set out for adventures of the great outdoors! Being a country girl I had a lot of scenery to explore as a kid. I always had my brother and at least one other friend accompany me on the exploration. Sometimes we would come across old abandoned houses or barns and find some interesting “junk” that are considered antiques nowadays. Other times we would come across some very old cemetery sites and we would read off any of the visible head stones but never ever stand over the grave site itself for fear of a hand coming through and pulling us in! It could happen you know!?
When I think back to the days of growing up I realize in many ways how creative my mind could work as I would imagine myself in any given situation and acted out scenes of my favorite songs or even the movies I watched on the big Drive In theater screens! I remember the pomegranate trees we had in our yard in one house we lived in and how I could eat myself sick in blackberries that grew wild along the dirt road that lead to my grandparents house.
Walking past pastures of horses and cows were the normal landscape to me during the time we lived in Georgia. One of our neighbors in Baxley had a big farm and my brother and I would walk down to get some of the sugar cane they grew. I remember watching the older lady who the family that owned the farm lovingly called “Granny” as she would take her finger and scoop around this big huge hot vat that they used to boil down the sugar cane to make rock candy and syrup. The foam on the edges would collect and she would take her aging wrinkled fingers and would go all the way around the hot sides of the vat every time and she would have this big toothless smile on her face as she would take that finger and put it in her mouth and cry out “now that’s some good stuff right there”! She never left a trace of the foam, licked it clean off! Guess it gave her an energy source because she would dance around and sing a tune I had never heard of but it sure sounded good in her head! And they always put us to work when we came down. After all it was sugar cane that was our payment, so off we would go helping to feed the chickens, pigs, goats, cows and my favorite the horses. Now me and the chickens got along okay most of the time, but every once in a while the red rooster would get an attitude and chase me around their yard. Of course I provided the comical entertainment to break the monotony of their work. Glad I could be so helpful!
My grandparents had a small farm as well and of course when it was the weekend during the school year or through out the week in the summer, Mike and I would always have chores to do but we would always get a reward. One of the best for me was sitting inside the tire swing they had on this big oak tree in their back yard and I would spin around and listen to the AM station. We also helped pick the vegetables in their garden and I used to love the smell of my Grandma, Mom and my Aunt Debbie making “chow chow” and those wonderful dill pickles! I was never much on the canned beets or the sweet pickles so I always made sure I stayed outside when they canned those! YUCK!
Life, despite being hard at times never seemed to reflect the tough times we lived in because as kids we were never told about the worries our parents or grandparents had on their minds. Matter of fact despite knowing that both my Grandfather and Uncle served in the Navy during war times, it was never a conversation we heard about in the home. Conversation with the “kids” of the family stayed within the limits of school, chores and the fact we had better not ever get in trouble or embarrass the family! Punishment meant spankings from everyone who happened to be around at the time of the poor choice made, and that was always motivation enough to do my best to stay out of trouble. Didn’t always work out that way, but it finally sunk in after a while!
Memories in Florida were different and my favorite scenery was the beach! Every day outside of school was spent at the beach with friends and family. Even when we moved away from Florida we would always visit family and my Nana’s (my Dad’s mom) house was just a short walk from the New Smyrna beach access ramp! Now that was pretty cool to live that close to such an awesome stretch of scenery! Made up for the fact I had to stay with my Nana. Now don’t get me wrong, I loved my Nana…but she was one of those women who had fancy things in her house because of her worldly travels so you couldn’t touch and you had to sit on the furniture with that thick plastic covering on it and that always stuck to my legs! Ouch! Plus she had this knack for using moth balls in her closets so it always smelled!
As a parent I look around and watch how our world has changed. Our kids know about the struggles to some degree because there are so many that surround them going through a similar crisis. On our neighborhood streets you can pick several houses around you that someone has adult kids living back in the homes with them or senior family members because they can no longer afford to live on their own. What is different about these “hard times” than those before is the entitlement mentality that has grown in the last 30 years. Never before have I witnessed so many people who only want what they can get out of our government through checks, even willing to lie to collect them. Our government has gotten so big in size that fraud is rampant and yet they don’t seem to do what is necessary to change it.
For the first time ever, I really worry about the future of my kids and grand-kids I wonder what kind of country they will be left with because I watch our congress and our leader in the White House care more their best interest than they do of the people. I watch how our media is complicit in selling a dream of “sunshine and lollipops” when in reality we are going to be facing tough times. I watch how families struggle to cut items out of their budgets to make ends meet while our Government demands more money and spends like an addict. Only we, the people can change this direction. Obama is hoping you will put more people like him and his progressive colleagues in power by the 2014 midterm elections. I can tell you that if he is successful and the Democrats have the power of Congress and the White House then we will see the end of what used to make our country the greatest in the world. Socialism will be the new theme and we will be worse off than Greece ever imagined because we will have more takers than we will makers.
I can live with the fact that I was “Betty” growing up. I look back and consider myself lucky even though my childhood was not perfect. I just want my kids and my grand-kids to be able to decide who they want to be and have the chance to imagine and play. It is up to us to make that happen, my generation needs to step up to the plate and begin to fight for that chance.
All of this brouhaha over the “Sequestration” cuts by our President, the Democrats and the lapdog media that supports everything about this administration is quite frankly nothing more than a huge tease with a cold shower following directly afterwards! The proposed “cuts” are merely a reduction of the additional spending that our President would like to see take place. You know the same administration along with Democrats in the Senate who have YET to produce a budget in over 4 (four) years! It’s like an out of control spending addiction with no intervention in sight unless the American people make our voices known to our Congressional leadership.
Below are real examples (and unfortunately not all listed) of what ridiculous projects taxpayers are funding provided by Senator (Dr.) Tom Coburn. While you and I sit at our kitchen table cutting coupons, counting spare change or trying to figure out what expense we can do without in our budgets, our Government (both state and federal) are living it up and sending our money to special interest groups and lobbyist who don’t represent our best interest.
- Do you need to relive your youth? Or how about prom week? Or prom night? Well you too can relive those memories because our Government has taken OUR money to make that happen for you! It only cost $516M to create the video game!
- Yes fellow taxpayers, our Government with Pres. Obama in charge is asking for more people to “pay their fair share”! Just don’t ask them why we needed to pay $300,000 to fund a study to help golfers channel their imaginations by believing the hole is bigger than it actually is!
- Alabama taxpayers YOU spent $500,000 to install surveillance cameras in federal court houses that may be so powerful that they violate the privacy rights of people who visit there!
- If you are a SBO and you suffered a loss, the IRS may not allow any deductions but by golly they are going to make sure federal prison inmates get their tax breaks for attending college despite being behind bars! $3.2 billion in tax credit to be exact!
- If you were one of the lucky consumers who paid for a book or roll of those “Simpsons” stamps the post office offered last year; well you didn’t buy enough because they printed 1 billion and only sold 318 million! Oh well, it only cost us taxpayers $2M in funds to put Homer and Bart on our envelopes!
- Hey Michigan and Massachusetts taxpayers YOU both paid $939,771 to study the attraction of male fruit flies to female fruit flies! (I think Dr. Ruth would have charged less but hey…it’s only YOUR money!)
- Hey New Hampshire taxpayers YOU paid $750,970 for installing sewer connections to HUD dwellings and brewing equipment! (Hopefully the brewing equipment were not found in the same warehouse as the sewer pipes!)
- Hey Georgia taxpayers YOU paid $547,430 to create mini-robots that can dance to music from YOUR smartphones! Guess what…you can pay $200 now to own one of those robots you helped to build! (I.Kid.U.Not)
- Hey Missouri taxpayers YOU paid $548,731 for a study that came back with the conclusion that if you are over 30 and drink heavily, then you are immature! (I.Kid.U.Not)
- Hey Louisiana taxpayers YOU have paid over $21.6M for those blighted and abandoned HUD homes destroyed during Katrina 7 years ago! Oh and yes they are still blighted and abandoned!
- Hey North Carolina taxpayers YOU paid $1.2M for research to see if the elderly should play “World of Warcraft”! (I.Kid.U.Not)
- Hey taxpayers in Indiana YOU paid $142,419 to bus the Super Bowl attendees who could afford $3,000 per ticket to be there!
Just coming back from watching President Obama’s announcement that he will sign 23 executive orders just after his speech, I could not help but wonder how this leader of our great country and the rest of the progressive group in his party deem our Constitution as just a piece of paper that means nothing? I say this because once again a sweeping act on gun control with a ban on semi-automatic rifles and high count magazines have been issued and yet this same ban enacted in 1994 did nothing for 10 years to thwart mass killings or gun violence in our country. Truth told there is not one single piece of evidence to suggest it made anything better.
So I wonder, while President Obama puts back in place a measure that made no difference the last time it was in place, will he then begin to try to legislate morality as well? Will he now come with a new plan to require a person obtain a license before they have children? I mean we are talking about the simple fact that this President and his base along with his lap dog media continue to ignore: it was not the guns that killed the people it was the person behind the gun Mr. President!
President Obama stated in his address to reporters with children in attendance that Congress should act to ensure that people who purchase gun for criminals or criminal activity should be faced with stiff penalties of justice. Will he include his own administration in that deal? How about the DOJ and Eric Holder with Fast and Furious? Mr. President will you be enforcing that stance on Benghazi as well? You know since it was our own Government who supplied these weapons to KNOWN terrorists, drug cartels and criminals!
How about the violent video games? President Obama wants Congress to loosen the reins on funding research on the effects of violent video games on young people. Funding = spending just so you know Mr. President so I guess we just need to charge that on our already over the limit credit card right? Mental health is the one aspect of this whole speech I could agree with along with background checks and yet this issue on putting priority for coverage of mental health therapy has been suffering for years. Many practices in this field have closed because either insurance stopped covering the service with the “medical necessity” clause implemented and the cost of copays and deductibles rose when Obamacare was passed by the Democrats. So where is this money coming from? Who will pay for this Mr. President and if the taxpayers are carrying the burden what are you willing to cut in order to pay for it?
Finally one of the executive orders enlists our Doctors who provide service to us, to determine whether we carry firearms and if we could be a detriment to the safety of ourselves or others if we do and then report back to the Government. What other questions will our Government require providers to ask? So where is the Dr/Client confidentiality privilege fit into this and how will it financially affect the protection of providers against lawsuits for breaking that confidential relationship? Providers are already court mandated reporters so we do not need our Government to impose further on them. That is a slippery slope we should never ride down!
So will we start legislating hammers, clubs, baseball bats, golf clubs, frying pans, beer bottles or any other weapon of choice that when used by human hands have killed more in numbers than any gun ever has? How about cars, trucks, or any other vehicle on the roads that have claimed a larger number of human lives than guns? Will our big brother Government decide they need to regulate what we put in our hands or drive on the roads? This is a slippery slope and our Government is only so happy to ride it all the way down with no remorse over the consequences! Just don’t ask them to discuss abortion though! Despite the fact we have allowed genocide to take place with legal funding of aborting a human life since the passing of Roe vs. Wade!