May 2, 2011
What did you say? Did I hear you right, Osama Bin Laden is dead? Wow it has been a long time coming to hear those words as our President talked to the world about how Bin Laden expired as the Navy Seals took him out.
You realize the conspiracy theories are spewing as we wake up to our morning coffee and click on the news reports of the day. The right-wing will be asking why the body was dumped at sea so quickly without anyone laying eyes on the deceased Bin Laden. The rumor of the day will be we killed an impostor and those powerful men around the world are meeting together to finally finish what they have started.
On the left we will hear how it only took President Obama 2 and 1/2 years to send the troops in to get the man behind the twin tower disaster. Those same individuals will have the election over and done with regardless of the polls which gage the sentiment of those voters who will have their voices heard in the next election. Accordingly every newscast will project Obama as a shoe in now regardless of what happens in this country, citing his leadership on this matter.
What we really need to be looking out for is the attacks on American citizens both here and abroad. Those who hate us will retaliate with vengeance unlike what we have witnessed in the past. Those who hate us will find ways to infiltrate our borders which are mostly unsecure as I type this blog. Thousands of miles of our borders are wide open. Anyone can come across with guns, bombs and any other item they feel like bringing into this country and at the present time we can not stop all of them.
I hope we as a nation will stay vigilant in our quest to remain the free country that we are and have been for over 250 years. I hope our leaders will not surrender their constitutional duties as we travel through these new streets of justice in our country.
Remember our nation is one that has endured many trials and tribulations. We have withstood a revolution, a civil war, discrimination and assassinations of our Presidents. We have been to space, we have invented many devices and found cures for many diseases. We are a strong and powerful nation here for one purpose and one purpose only, To be free unlike all other countries in this world. Let’s remain that way!
October 15, 2010
Let’s talk about the 3rd Congressional District seat up for grabs right now here in Nevada. Titus is the incumbent and Heck is the challenger that would like to be sitting on the Hill come January.
Joe Heck is a doctor and military man who came to Nevada in 1990 with his wife and kids. His stance is that we need to stop government intervention and work to address the issues now and not when they are at a crisis level as Congress now does.
Dina Titus was and educator for almost all her life. She has been a political figure here in Nevada and now in Washington. Her stance is that we must raise taxes or cut benefits to become solvent. She is against illegal immigration and wants to secure the border before we can deal with those who crossed the border and now live in America illegally.
Titus responded to just about every statement that Heck made with some type of sting statement about flipping his position again and again and again. Both Titus and Heck had a strong presence when speaking about the issues and I didn’t see a real clear winner here.
There was no knock out punch from either side. Both held their ground and pushed each other on their policies and votes over the years. Dina beat Joe up on the job issues and his statements about not being for any spending bills that would create jobs or incentivize business to invest in wind and solar energy. Joe hit Dina with the voting record of Dina and the votes on Health Care, the Stimulus and an assortment of others.
Dina responded to questions about the cap and trade bill with no new taxes will be involved when that passes. We won’t be dependent on foreign oil. Joe came back with the increases each individual will end up paying which will be close to $1,700.00 per family. Dina disputed that stating no increase will happen.
The bickering back and forth wore me out. Both candidates had interesting statements of fact and fiction, you decide. Joe Heck asked a question toward the end of the debate about how Dina would handle a student who lied or cheated on an exam refering to her ads that an organization deemed to be untrue. Dina went off on Heck and stated what are you going to tell you constituents about you switching positions on every issue. She went off with three or four more what are you statements that were blistering.
If you are a Democrat Dina won hands down. If you’re a Republican than Joe won with a landslide. Again you be the judge.
Listen to the debate on-line and then when you head out to the polls you can have your voice heard through your vote. Don’t let anyone every tell you that your vote doesn’t count because it does. Read my lips, “Your vote counts!” Make it happen by getting out to the polls and vote your conscience. We can make a difference with one vote, one voice.