Urrgh!

Sometimes listening to the radio is just…depressing…and angering. I listened to the half hour news on a local station, KMBZ-980. They made mention that Michael Brown’s parents were suing the city of Ferguson, Missouri. I had heard that news item before, it wasn’t new. What was angering was KMBZ’s presentation, “…Michael Brown who was killed by a Ferguson police officer…” That slant perpetuated the myth that Michael Brown was not a thug who had just committed strong-arm robbery and was not killed attacking an officer. I understand that radio news must use an economy of words, but saying instead, “…Michael Brown who was shot while attacking a police officer…” is just as economical and much more truthful and accurate? No, KMBZ chose otherwise, it’s easier to slant the report, omit a fact, and perpetuate a myth.

So much for truth and accuracy in the local news. Another reason why I no longer subscribe to the KC ‘Red’ Star, nor watch local TV news. Nothing but lies and liberal propaganda

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The Bush campaign continues to falter. Bush, like Clinton, is being his own worse enemy. It was bad enough Bush tried to copy Walker’s presentation style at the NRA Annual Meeting—taking his jacket off to appear to be a “good ol’ boy.” It didn’t work in Nashville. Now Bush is using double-ought to shoot himself in the foot once more.

Jeb Bush: NSA surveillance ‘the best part’ of Obama administration

– The Washington Times – Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Former Florida Gov. and likely presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday “the best part” of the Obama administration is its continuance of the National Security Agency’s controversial spying program.

“I would say the best part of the Obama administration would be his continuance of the protections of the homeland using, you know, the big metadata programs, the NSA being enhanced,” Mr. Bush, 62, said on the Michael Medved radio show, CNN reported.

“Even though he never defends it, even though he never openly admits it, there has been a continuation of a very important service, which is the first obligation I think of our national government is to keep us safe,” he said.

Bush’s statement begs the question, “Safe for whom and from whom?” More and more, the government appears to be more concerned about US than THEM!

C’mon, Jeb. Admit it. You’re a radical, liberal, statist masquerading as a ‘Pub. I notice Rubio is climbing the polls. Statements like yours is one reason why the conservatives are rising in the polls while the establishment can no longer fake polls that you lead the ‘Pub candidates.

The Day of the Dron…duds

The Senatorial oversight committee investigating the Benghazi fiasco is still conducting hearings.  You wouldn’t know that if you read our local Kansas City Red Star nor would you be aware if you only listened to MSM outlets. Testimony last week from SecDef Leon Panetta and CJCS General Martin Dempsey revealed nothing whatsoever was done to send relief to our Libyan Consulate.

Both Panetta and Dempsey tried to evade questions. Dempsey at last responded to the question from Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), “Was any asset—soldier, sailor, marine, airman, ship or plane sent to relieve the Benghazi consulate during the eight hours of the attack?”  Dempsey, after numerous attempts to equivocate and evade the question finally answered, “No.”

When Leon Panetta was questioned about Obama’s involvement, he, too, evaded questions. He said Obama was informed when the information was first known. Obama told Panetta, “to take care of it.” Thereafter Obama did not call for updates nor, apparently, did Panetta, Dempsey, nor anyone call the White House to provide Obama with an update.

In engineering, process design circles, this is known as an Indecision Loop. You see, neither Panetta nor Dempsey can order troops  to act outside of the the US border. That can only be done by the CIC—Obama. As has happened so many times, Obama was absent. Without Obama’s presence and authorization, nothing could be done.

Panetta admitted that the attack in Benghazi ended before anyone in Washington could act. The fact that military assets, from the 4-hour alert units of the 18th Airborne at Ft Bragg, to air and naval assets in the Med and Europe only minutes away, were available was immaterial. The non-leadership in Washington was running in circles because the only one who could make that final decision couldn’t be bothered.

It is interesting that several Generals and Admirals who were in a position to act and who gave orders to prepare to act pending release from Washington were fired. Not only was Washington incapable of acting, they punished those who could and were preparing to act.

From the emerging testimony from Leon Panetta, General Martin Dempsey and SecState Hilliary Clinton we now know the answer to the question posed to Obama during the 2008 election. When the phone rings at 3AM in the morning in a emergency who will answer the phone? Obama or Clinton? The answer, we now know, is neither.

Outrage!

I hadn’t intended to write about this episode. I expected others would do so. I was wrong, they aren’t.

An American veteran, a Navy SEAL, who described his experiences fighting in the Middle-East, a sniper who killed those attempting to kill our servicemen, was murdered by another veteran suffering from PTSD. Chris Kyle died. That in itself was a tragedy as were the circumstances of his death.

The statement by Ron Paul about Kyle’s death is vile. Ron Paul made this statement about Kyle via Twitter.

Ron Paul statement about Chris Kyle via TwitterI expected the Ron Paul apologists to come out in his defense and I was right. Paul’s twitter statement was discussed on our local radio this morning. The apologists were out in force. Their excuses fell into one of these categories: It was a false accusation against Paul, he didn’t really mean what he said, he was right and every serviceman who fought in “illegal” wars deserved a similar fate, and Kyle deserved being murdered because he was a sniper, a murderer, too.

I cannot describe my outrage. The twit from Paul was not false. It’s been tracked back to him and Paul has admitted sending it. Yes, he meant what he said and validated that through his later statements.

“Unconstitutional and unnecessary wars have endless unintended consequences,” he continued. “A policy of non-violence, as Christ preached, would have prevented this and similar tragedies.” — The washington Examiner.

Does Mr. Paul mean that all our servicemen, all those who have placed themselves between us and our enemies deserve a fate similar to Chris Kyle’s because our nation does not turn the other cheek to those to want to kill us?

Idiocy.

Even Ron Paul’s son, Rand Paul, distanced himself from his father’s statement.

Mr. Paul’s son, Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, issued a statement to Breitbart News, in which he said, “Chris Kyle was a hero like all Americans who don the uniform to defend our country. Our prayers are with his family during this tragic time.” — The Washington Times.

The real tragedy is that Ron Paul is strongly linked to the Tea Party and other grassroot organizations across the country. I belong to a few myself. Ron Paul has just given ammunition to Karl Rove, the ‘Pub establishment and their liberal counterparts who work to marginalize us, conservatives, the grassroot organizers who do not march to their party line.

Like it or not, Ron Paul is the Libertarian poster boy. Whenever Libertarians are mentioned, Ron Paul is the image most non-Libertarians see. Yes, he ran as a ‘Pub candidate in the last election but his support came mainly from Libertarians crossing party lines and those in agreement with Libertarian philosophies. The Libertarian Party always seem to have these Foot-in-Mouth moments. They have been tainted by this statement as well. What is worse is that some of Paul’s proposals were very good. All that is now tainted by his abominable statement on Twitter.

I don’t remember who said, “God save me from my friends, I can deal with my enemies.” It certainly applies here. More appropriately, “God save us from Ron Paul, we have enough enemies without creating more.”