Look at me now, baby! That’s usually a phrase someone would say when they’ve achieved something that no one thought could be done or was, at least, unlikely. For example, I got my master’s degree. I, for one, never thought it would happen, but it did. I know several people who figured I’d drop out of college before getting my bachelor’s, let alone my MBA. So, that’s where I would say “look at me now!” However, this is a different story attached to the phrase.
As many of you know, Nevada may mark the first stand against the federal government that may spark the initial volley into a new revolution or civil war. As militiamen and women converged on the Bundy’s ranch and surrounding area in Clark County, Nevada, we saw something that hasn’t happened in this country since the mid 1800s. We saw armed Americans show up in force against an abusive federal government.
Yesterday, I wrote about the goings on in Clark County, Nevada at the Bundy Ranch. I discussed that the Bureau of Land Management came in to enforce a lawsuit decision that stemmed from the government’s desire to protect the desert tortoise. He has been in dispute with the federal government since 1993.
Congress…. When I think of Congress, I think of the opposite of progress. You know, pros and cons. So, when I see in the news that Congress decided to cut the benefits and pensions of active and retired military, I start to think to myself that those selfish people in Congress have their priorities wrong. I used the term “people” because this is a family friendly blog… well, I try to keep it family friendly.
There is a lot of tension in the nation right now. The government is failing, they are on a partial shut down, the deadline for the debt ceiling is looming just days away, VA disability payments likely will not go out next month, federally subsidized state programs are closing, and the food stamp program went offline when Xerox had a “power outage.”
I’m sure you’ve all heard about the 21 soldiers killed since the October 1 partial government shut down and how their families were not paid the death benefits owed them. You’ve probably also heard that a private charity, The Fisher House Group, will be paying the benefits on behalf of the Pentagon. However, there is more to the story.
Dale Gavlak of the AP is reporting that the chemical weapons explosion in Syria was not the work of the government, but rather was an accident caused by the rebels. They claim the gas was provided to them by the Saudis and was intended for rebel, more specifically al Qaeda, to use against the Syrian military and/or government. However, while transporting the weapons, the rebels set them off accidentally. According to Dale Gavlak, most of the rebels didn’t know what they were carrying and didn’t have training on transporting chemical weapons.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s posting, the rebels in Syria are largely made up of al Qaeda terrorists. If President Obama goes ahead with his plan to strike Syria, he has made us the bad guys. How, you ask? It’s simple. He will have taken sides with the al Qaeda-linked rebels. Simple as that.
The following is a post from Todd Starnes at Fox News. The reason I’m just posting his work is that I couldn’t have said it better myself and I have a sensitivity training thing to go to. Yeah, me… Like I’m not sensitive to the feelings of others. Kidding, it’s actually an agency wide program we all have to go through. Anyway, enjoy the following and tell me your thoughts on it. Personally, I think it’s total BS and that our country has gone completely freakin’ haywire.