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Snowden a Hero, Hell No

Cable news is filled with those who are now proclaiming louder than ever before just how much of a hero Edward Snowden is and those who are sitting near them refuse to push for their definition of a hero.  These people and organizations do not have a clear idea of what a hero is nor do they know the true definition of courage, honor and dedication.  I say this because they are calling Snowden a hero and if there is a hero bone in his body, it has yet to be shown. Organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union are using Snowden’s cowardly actions to drum up donations and financial support.  In their own little blurb titled “President Obama: Guarantee due process for Edward Snowden”, they demand the following; “Edward Snowden risked everything to expose the secret NSA spying program of our calls and emails. Now he's been formally charged with violating the Espionage Act—the same law used to charge Bradley Manning, who provided information to WikiLeaks.  As the Department of Ju…

The Dust-up over Duck Dynasty Star is a Blessing

It is both a lesson in political correctness and religious liberty but also a lesson that needs to be made clear during a time where many of us think we know but really don’t know the true word of God.  We repeat verses and quote them to make our point yet we fail to read and understand the rest of the chapter.  We think that just by quoting a few Bible verses, that makes our decisions right and proves our point but then we forget that this debate was never anything God commanded.
Mr. Phil Robertson spoke about homosexuality and from what I have read many of those reporting on it has taken exactly what he said out of context to prove their points.  If you dare to read the Bible, you will find that in 1st Corinthians Chapter 6 those exact words spoken by Phil are written by Paul.  We begin with verse 9 and end with 10, “Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God?  Don’t fool yourself.  Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit ad…

How can you tell when Politicians are not interested in Fixing America's Problems?

I used to think that it was common knowledge and quite easy to tell if the person in front of you blowing smoke was really blowing smoke or really did mean what they said.  I am becoming even more skeptical now but not toward those politicians who know exactly what to say to get you to vote for them but toward the public whose intelligence about these matters seemed to be more and more diluted.
This is why now, I would like to take this time to try and help some of you re-adjust your vision and see past that façade that is placed in front of us to blind us from the real intentions of those who will promise you much and deliver very little.  It is mostly seen in politics but in today’s world, it’s becoming more and clearer in everyday living.  I present to you two major examples of which I speak.
First let’s consider the article written by Josh Israel for Think Progress titled “Georgia Congressman Proposes That Poor Kids Sweep Schools for Their Lunch”.  In it he reports that “Rep. Jack K…

The Nuclear Deal with Iran exposes Benghazi Lie

News was made on two fronts in the House of Representative’s Committee looking into the nuclear deal with Iran but has gone unreported by seemingly every cable news and local news station on the air.  One has to wonder how such experienced and talented journalist could miss both sets of news made on that Tuesday by John Kerry but maybe this truly is more about viewership and ratings than anything else.  We all know that sex sells which is why movies and commercials are full of sexually implicit things, now we know that controversy gains viewers because instead of these stories being top news, they were pushed back for what? 
Well if this is true then let me be one of the first to clue this nation in but before I do let me also make one other thing extremely clear.  Nothing anyone says about this president and his administration is going to change the minds of those who truly despise him so this is not my reason for passing on what I learned on C-Span.  The purpose is to clear up the o…

House Speaker John Boehner’s Two Biggest Mistakes

Many are applauding House Speaker John Boehner’s latest tirade where he finally puts the Heritage Action and other groups into the proper prospective but some are saying “too little too late”.  Mr. Boehner could have saved his party and raised the level of play in Washington to a much higher level by doing what he began to do with the “Grand Bargain”.   Had he completed this action, America would have to reconsider its thought of Republican governess and would have a completely different take on them as they have today.  
But, alas, Mr. Boehner found himself hamstrung by his two most devastating mistakes far too early after taking control of the gavel.  His two major mistakes were inheriting Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy. With Eric Cantor, Mr. Boehner inherited a partner who was immediately embraced by sabotaging of the speaker in order to claim that gavel for himself.  History tells us that as soon as he was named as the number two man, Mr. Cantor was already sniping at Boehner behind…

God does always make a Way

For some this may be hard to believe but God always makes a way.  I tell you this because even I have doubts sometimes and wonder if God does hear my prayers.  I have been unemployed since 2009 and as much experience and knowledge that I have obtained in my years of dwelling here on this earth has not been enough and in some cases too much to land a really good job.  So I sat, losing the only source of strength I have held onto for so long, my manhood.  Feeling it slip away little by little until I discovered why it was leaving.
It was not leaving because of anything that anyone else was doing.  Yes, they could have given me an entry level position just to maintain my manhood but it still wasn’t their fault my manhood was leaving.  My manhood was leaving because I was putting my faith in them and allowing them to dictate my destiny.  When I figured this out, you should have seen my immediate reaction, knowing that they do not control my destiny, I do.  Knowing that they have only the…

My Disagreement Letter to Depart of Veterans Affairs

Some time ago, I solicited from the Department of Veterans Affairs disability income for which I had honestly believed that I had earned but like many veterans who has to endure the decision of those who may have never served a day or only have this position of authority because they knew someone or their parents knew someone, I got a letter that truly made me sick to my stomach.  Apparently there needs to be a large paper trail in order to get the benefits earned after service.  Now none of this is explained to you before you sign on the dotted line and just how many are they expecting to think that far ahead when signing up for military service.  For many of us, the thought of not returning home is the primary concern not that after we do our time we have cataloged the necessary documents to get awarded our benefits.  And it surprises so many that veteran suicides are so high and tempers are so short.  Imagine being told that all this awaits you after your service and if you return …

Fox News and the New GOP get their Talking Points from MSNBC

At first I did not wish to see something that has occurred to me as being so obvious.  Fox News and the new GOP do get their talking points from MSNBC.  Media had me believing at first that GOP talking points were created by the Heritage Foundation, Howard Lutz or other Koch Brothers financially backed groups but the more and more I listen to the points presented by Fox News host and the unbridled lies being told by GOP lawmakers and newsmakers on MSNBC as well as many of the MSNBC constant guests, I’m beginning to see a pattern emerge.
In an effort not to appear so slanted toward this administration as it is perceived that Fox News is slanted against this administration, MSNBC has allowed opposition and sometimes favored commentators to speak on matters without the fear of being challenged.  It has become a common occurrence not to have to research any subject because as long as you are not going to be challenged on anything you say, the truth is often seen as purely a hindrance.
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