Army Caught Lying About Female Rangers Ability

by Jack

Graduating male Rangers say the Army deceived the public when they graduated their female soldiers from Ranger School. The [real] Rangers claim the Army gave the women special assistance and lowered the bar so they could pass the course.

They believe this was due to political pressure to validate the (liberal) theory that women can do anything a man can do in the Army. So, the Army brass was pressured to play politics, but now they have a scandal breaking in the news. Wonder who could have encouraged this? Could it be the Commander in Chief?

The Ranger standards were set after years of intense study, trial and error and combat experience. Only a know-nothing liberal could come along now and say, “Well, those standards don’t really matter. What’s important is we make little girls think they are the equal of warrior men.” They can show their public that they were right about their social experiment with gays and women in the military and combat. This will make a lot of highly placed liberals feel good, including the big liberal in the White House. But, will ISIS or some other enemy lower their bar? I kinda doubt it.

“Shaye Haver and Kristen Griest made history when they became the first women to graduate from the Army’s elite Ranger School. However, some are questioning if the women truly earned the distinguished honor. Reports claim that the women received “special treatment” unlike their male counterparts. Allegations include extra training and lowered benchmarks for female Ranger candidates as Army officials vowed “at least one of them will pass” even before classes began.

The Daily Mail reports that some are questioning if female Rangers Shaye Haver and Kristen Griest were held to the same standards as male Rangers during Ranger School training. Reports indicate that claims of extra training support, lowered benchmarks and special treatment were given to the female candidates that male candidates did not receive.

One particularly distinguishing treatment that the women allegedly received was a Ranger School preparation course. It was claimed that the women were sent to a special camp to prepare for the courses. The program was allegedly ran by Sergeant First Class Robert Hoffnagle, a top Ranger School graduate, at Fort Benning. According to the allegations, the women received nutritional advice, special training and tips on how to prepare for each course they would need to complete once at official Ranger School. However, it was noted that male Ranger candidates were not given the same opportunity to attend the preparation course as the women.” Credit.

Note:  This article should take nothing away from the valuable contributions of women in the armed forces.  They have a significant role.  However ground combat, special forces, rangers, LRRP, is not the best use of their talents.

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Executive Action Demanded to Impose Gun Control

AP-Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun advocacy group Everytown is putting pressure on President Obama to use his pen to implement new gun control measures through executive action.

In an effort to exploit the murders at Umpqua Community College in Oregon last week, Everytown has issued a report with actions they claim will “save lives” and “keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.”

“This report answers the President’s call, and offers five life-saving measures that the Administration could advance — today — to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people,” the Everytown website states. “These five critical — and simple — steps would: keep dangerous people with guns out of our schools; crack down on gun trafficking and curb the sale of guns without background checks; ensure that law enforcement identifies and prosecutes the most dangerous criminals who try to illegally obtain guns; help states to enforce their own background check laws; and ensure that all convicted domestic abusers are prohibited from possessing guns. A comprehensive list of these and other recommended executive actions is set forth in the appendix to this report.”

The executive action recommendations:

1. Issue guidance to ensure that dangerous people are not permitted to carry guns within 1,000 feet of a school;
2. Issue a regulation clarifying that high-volume gun sellers are “engaged in the business” of dealing firearms and must obtain dealer licenses and comply with applicable laws, including background checks on all gun sales;
3. Instruct federal law enforcement to identify and arrest dangerous criminals who try to buy illegal guns, and to notify and work with state and local authorities when these illegal purchases are attempted;
4. Assist states in enforcing their existing background check laws by publishing aggregate background check denial data for guns sold by unlicensed sellers; and
5. Protect victims of domestic abuse by clarifying that convicted abusers are prohibited from having guns regardless of marital status.

I should note:
1) The vast majority of schools are already “gun free zones” by law with the goal of banning “dangerous people with guns out of schools.”
2) It is already illegal to operate as a business selling firearms with the intent of making a profit without an FFL.

3) The U.S. already has laws that allow law enforcement to identify and prosecute dangerous criminals who try to illegal buy guns but under President Obama, prosecution of these crimes and enforcement of these laws are down significantly.

4) Oregon in particular has a universal background check system which didn’t stop the murders last week.
5) Convicted domestic abusers are already banned from purchasing firearms.
As Everytown notes, President Obama lamented the lack of action from Congress to implement more gun control during remarks last week and said he can’t change current laws by himself. Everytown seems to think he can and that he should.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said over the weekend she would use executive action to implement more gun control should she win the race for the White House in 2016.


More Details About Roseburg

“The school is described as a “gun free zone” and has only one unarmed security guard, who carries mace.

The shooter was taken out by two local police officers who raced to the scene.” Fox News

The school was a gun free zone? But, how could this shooting have happened? The shooter wasn’t allowed to have a gun on campus!!! He broke the law! I guess the unarmed security guard was not a deterrence either. Wow…what a revelation, shooter wasn’t scared by gun free zone and an unarmed security guard…can you imagine that?

I wonder what they would propose if they could turn the clock back and try it again? Think they might have insisted an armed guard be on campus? Pretty much a given now after 9 students and teacher were shot. Do you think they might allow some of their teachers with concealed carry permits to carry their guns on campus? The answer is pretty obvious to me, what do you think?

Okay, if its so obvious now after the killings, why is it that they couldn’t see it coming and taken real measures to stop an armed attacker? Denial that something bad like this could happen or hoping it wouldn’t is not a plan and it sure isn’t a substitute for common sense. Liberals disarmed all the good people on this campus – don’t they deserve to take some of the blame? I think they do…they deserve a lot more blame than the NRA, that’s for damned sure!

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Radical Warmers Are Losing It

Posted by Tina

Is it the Tea Party people who are out on the fringe or is it the crowd that pushes climate change that’s a little wacky? Tea Party’ers are called extreme and wacky because they advocate for things like lower tax rates, efficiency in government, fewer confusing and costly regulations, a robust economy, and good jobs. You know, the really nutty, fringe stuff! On the other hand the global warming crowd comes up with fantastic assumptions and stories about oceans rising to swamp cities, real Hollywood science fiction fare…and they think themselves brilliant. It’s more than a bit nuts.

The warming crowd doesn’t like disagreement or challenges from the opposition. They don’t like competition either. And when they are challenged they sue!

Recently Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehouse called for a criminal investigation of various people and organizations that he and his buddies have labeled “global warming deniers.” He has suggested that under the RICO ( Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) laws lawsuits to prosecute oil and coal companies, various scientists and organizations such as the Heartland Institute.

Using tobacco company and pro-life cases as his guide the Senator made the case that “deniers” have:

The parallels between what the tobacco industry did and what the fossil fuel industry is doing now are striking. … The coordinated tactics of the climate denial network, Brulle’s report states, “span a wide range of activities, including political lobbying, contributions to political candidates, and a large number of communication and media efforts that aim at undermining climate science.”

Couldn’t the same case be made against the Warmers? I think so! But discovering what some warming backers have said about “deniers” is where the drive to prosecute becomes outrageous with respect to purpose. Walter Williams did the research and discovered the following quotes:

It turns out that George Mason University meteorologist Jagadish Shukla is the lead signatory of the letter sent to the president and attorney general asking them to use RICO laws to prosecute “corporations and other organizations that have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change.”

Grist Magazine writer David Roberts said: “When we’ve finally gotten serious about global warming, when the impacts are really hitting us and we’re in a full worldwide scramble to minimize the damage, we should have war crimes trials for these bastards — some sort of climate Nuremberg.”

Professor Richard Parncutt has called for the execution of prominent “GW deniers.” Climate Progress editor Joe Romm called for deniers to be strangled in their beds. James Hansen, who has headed NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, has likewise called for trials of global warming deniers.

Turns out Professor Williams’ collegue at George Mason has himself been pegged a “climate profiteer.” He and his wife paid themselves $1.5 million from government climate grants for part-time work.

Now I ask you, who are the real fringe propagandists that are spreading crazy theories, scaring kids to death, and deceptively verbalizing in the extreme for profit?

Question of the day…should they be prosecuted?

I’ll leave you with a smile and a joke by Jay Leno: “According to a new U.N. report, the global warming outlook is much worse than originally predicted. Which is pretty bad when they originally predicted it would destroy the planet.”

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About That McCarthy Gaffe

Posted by Tina

The internet and news outlets were a buzz recently when Republican Kevin McCarthy said in response to a question that the Benghazi hearings had hurt Hillary in the polls.


Left activists, running true to form, were determined to make sure this email “crisis” didn’t “go to waste.”

McCarthy simply stated the truth about polling and Hillary’s legal troubles but his poorly delivered remark was immediately turned into an admission that the Benghazi hearings were contrived as a political “witch hunt.” It looked like the inaccurate smear would stick for awhile but as Eli Lake, writing at Bloomberg, points out, the facts leading up to the hearings don’t lend credence to the witch hunt accusation:

Until May 2014, Republican leadership resisted forming the special committee for nearly a year and a half. All of that changed when House Speaker John Boehner discovered that the White House had not shared with the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform important e-mails and talking points on what administration officials were encouraged to say in the aftermath of the attack.

That committee was one of five House bodies that had been investigating the attack since late 2012. Boehner was happy to let those five committees do their work and be done with the issue. For months, he opposed a campaign by Representative Frank Wolf (a Virginia Republican who is now retired) to establish a special committee. Wolf even got a majority of Republicans in the House to support his plan, but Boehner still said no.

Boehner’s position changed, though, in May 2014. Two things had happened the month before. First, House Armed Services Committee chairman Buck McKeon openly questioned a star witness called by the House Oversight Committee, suggesting that the five different investigations might yield starkly different conclusions.

Also in April, the conservative group Judicial Watch obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request a new batch of e-mails and talking points that showed the White House, not the CIA, had urged Susan Rice, then the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to emphasize that the attacks stemmed from protests of an Internet video and were not planned by individuals with links to al-Qaeda. (continues)

The problem with blaming Republicans for Clinton’s email troubles is that she really is facing legal troubles, possibly of the felonious type:

…knowingly and willfully destroy(ing) or conceal(ing) government records…is a felony punishable in jail by up to three years. And are you ready for this? Disqualification from holding public office under the United States of America in the future.

Yesterday another backup server was discovered. Hillary’s problems just keep getting deeper…her supporters can’t blame that on a gaffe.

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Send A Republican Farmer to Washington!

By Steve Carney, Washington Examiner

Washington corrupts, and Congressman Stephen Fincher is proof.

Here’s a Tea Party kind of republican and he was practically drafted into a Congressional race from the seat of his farm tractor. He must know the score, he’s a humble man of the people, a farmer, who appreciates the value of hard work and clean living, right? Then he gets elected, and the next thing we know he is working on fund raising and special interest bills.

Where’s his big campaign money coming from, you may wonder? Well, it’s not from his district! And the legislation he is so interested in wouldn’t score on the top 1000 issues of interest to US voters. But, not only that, he’s voting on issues completely removed from his district…why, is he trading votes for favors? Nah, couldn’t be…could it?

Folks, this is why Reagan told us, “Trust, but verify.” Just because he is a republican farmer doesn’t make him honest. You have to watch what he does. Just because he talks about important issues near and dear to conservatives, doesn’t mean he will follow through and do anything. And he hasn’t, the man has been worthless in Congress. He takes credit for other people’s work by being a co-sponsor, but his actual bills only favor his cash donors. Now the story:

congressmanfincher“I may not be a polished politician,” Fincher said (shown left) when he announced during his first run for Congress in 2010, “but as a lifelong farmer I know that most problems can be solved with a little common sense. When I’m elected, I’ll put that common sense to work for everyday Tennesseans, not the special interests. Trillion-dollar bailouts, bloated budgets and boondoggle spending packages aren’t working, at least for my friends and neighbors …” (Sound familiar?)

It would be an understatement to say Fincher has come to terms with boondoggles and special interests.

Fincher, once an opponent of the Export-Import Bank —a federal agency that subsidizes foreign buyers of U.S.-made goods — now is trying to undermine his party’s leadership by teaming up with Nancy Pelosi and her party in order to reauthorize Ex-Im Bank as President Obama and his big donors in the business lobby have demanded.

The obvious explanation is that Fincher has pulled up his Tennessee roots and is now firmly planted in D.C. Instead of serving Western Tennessee, Fincher, who sits on the Financial Services Committee, now represents Wall Street and K Street.

Fincher has raised a quarter-million for his re-election, according to his most recent campaign finance filing. Exactly two of his approximately 150 donations have come from Tennessee residents. Tennessee residents have given Fincher a combined $750, which rounds to 0 percent of his money raised.

Fincher has raised more money from the K Street firm Barbour, Griffith, and Rogers than he has from individuals in Tennessee. More than 99 percent of the money powering Fincher’s re-election bid comes from political action committees (almost all of them corporate PACs) and K Street lobbyist types.

Studying the lengthy list of Fincher’s PAC donors is revealing.

Fincher introduced his bill to reauthorize Ex-Im on Jan. 28. Two days later his campaign deposited a $2,000 check from General Electric, Ex-Im’s second-largest beneficiary and most ruthless defender. GE in recent days has announced it was moving jobs to Canada and Europe to chase those countries’ export subsidies — though all of those jobs appear to be either nonexistent or already slated to go offshore for other reasons.

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Government Accountability Office Reports $124.7 Billion in Improper Payments

Posted by Tina

If you’re fortunate enough to have a job in this economy it will come as no big favor that programs designed to help the poor and elderly account for billions of dollars in government waste in 2014. The figure, roughly $124.7 billion, represents a 20% increase over the prior year in 124 different programs. Medicare, Medicaid and the Earned Income Tax Credit programs account for more than 75 percent of the total. The improper payments are the result of fraud, unintentional clerical errors, and various unexplained “other reasons.”

$124 Billion represents a lot of work and investment dollars, the sweat and the risk taking of the working population.

Read more here: McClatchy

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Radical Talking Racist Smack – Ben Carson Targeted

by Tina

The American people have grown tired of the same old rhetoric and political game playing with respect to race. But that isn’t stopping the divide and conquer game players. The latest salvo, issued by someone named Chauncey Devega over at Salon, is meant to destroy Ben Carson, in fact to mark all Republicans, as racist. It looks like Eric Holder was right…some of us are afraid to talk honestly about issues of race. But Mr. Holder, Republicans are not cowards, and it sure isn’t Ben Carson, who is afraid to talk honestly. I give you an excerpt from a bomb tossing mudslinger over at Salon:

“The Republican Party is the United States’ largest white identity organization, and openly uses white racial resentment — along with old fashioned racism — to win the support of white voters. – Chauncey Devega, Salon Magazine. (emphasis mine)

Man, it takes a lot of cheek to make such a blatantly stupid remark! The candidates in the Democrat Party this year are tired old white people. The Republican field includes not only variety with respect to race but candidates who possess courageous political verve on issues of race. On the Republican side we find two Hispanic Senators, an Indian American governor, an accomplished black surgeon, several white men of both service and industry, and an accomplished white woman. Clearly the Republicans are appealing to the people rather than hyphenated people or only whites.

It also takes a lot of nerve to attack a black conservative from someone who (apparently) associates with the party that’s been using blacks, in fact any minority they can cultivate for political gain since the sixties. There’s a litmus test in the Democrat Party now; no independent thinkers allowed!

The Republican field is a kaleidoscope that includes governors, medical doctors, Senators, and champions of industry who refuse to be slaves to imposed politically correct speech or the bullying tactics that have kept people of color manageable, docile, stuck in programs, hating Republicans…and voting Democrat (virtually, “on the plantation”).

When Eric Holder said we were a nation of cowards, he signaled the need to bravely tread where the PC crowd will never go. Ben Carson and others are daring to tread this path. We find ourselves in another election cycle. What are we hearing from leftists like Devega who seems to favor talking smack? He (She?) writes and article that serves no other purpose than labeling opponents and their party as racist. it follows the tired tactics used to avoid conversation, deflect from the issues, and personally attack and destroy opponents. I’m guessing this radical legacy is finally catching up to activist Democrats. Consider the language used against Ben Carson and other black conservatives in this article:

Ben Carson is not alone in his twisted fantasy land. He is joined by other black conservatives — a select group of racial mercenaries who are routinely trotted out on Fox News and elsewhere — who, to great approval from white conservatives, also repeat the same anti-black propaganda.

This utterly false and demeaning description of Ben Carson and others is followed by a list of so called lies, each of which contain fabricated interpretations from a left perspective to keep the real Democrat legacy of racism, deprivation, poverty and violence out of the conversation. Activists like Devega never fail to twist alternate points of view, to distort history or the meaning behind a metaphor and the seriousness behind absurdities. These radicals can keep on talking but they can no longer hide from the facts found in the above links.

A nation-wide poll will find this bunch snarling in their beer:

…(a) nationwide survey found that 24% of Republicans back Carson, compared with 17% who say they support Trump. Marco Rubio came in third with 11% and Carly Fiorina fourth at 9%. Jeb Bush, once considered a prohibitive favorite, ranked fifth with just 8% support, which was a point lower than those who say they are still undecided.

A black man, two Hispanics and a woman are among the top four in the Republican field. Given this astounding unprecedented reality the divisive left can’t easily label Republicans “racist” without looking like da*n fools. So tearing at the candidates becomes their only tactical offense. Is that smart? Is that what Americans want to hear? Who among us will rightly call them out as racist bullies for continuing in these cowardly, despicable acts? And what will Democrats do should Carson be elected and his policies help to inspire and uplift minorities? Will they continue to follow the same old playbook?

Minorities deserve a heads up this election cycle; they have done very poorly under Barack Obama’s leadership:

NAACP President: Blacks Worse Off Under Obama – Western Journalism

Tavis Smiley: ‘Black Americans Have Lost Ground Under Obama’ – Huffington Post

Here’s another useful fact. Minorities, in fact all Americans accept for the very wealthy, will do poorly under any Democrat candidate now running for president because all of them prefer growing the size of government to growing the size and buying power of our wallets.

Republicans are not racist any more than Democrats or minorities are racist. An honest look at any group will turn up a few racist supporters, but it’s always just a few. The question is, in which party are “the few” running the show? Since the sixties radicals on the left have worked hard and taken over leadership of the Democrat Party using tactics like the ones used in this article.

It’s time to end divisive rhetoric and demeaning remarks in our political discourse so we can have that honest conversation Eric Holder said he wanted. But somehow I doubt that people like Devega will get on board. So as long as they continue to smear ur candidates and party I will be here to rebut their onerous statements.

I leave you with the wisdom of Dr. Ben Carson, a man that has lived his message:

“Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next.” – Ben Carson, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story.

That’s good advice for all people…and why not? Shouldn’t his message be the same for all groups?

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Remembering the Purpose Behind Our Gun Rights

Posted by Tina

The President lectured us the other day about the superiority of a disarmed Europe. Noah Webster reminds us why he’s wrong:

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. – Noah Webster, An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 1787

Clear, simple, and precise. Freedom and personal sovereignty is the purpose…and it shall not be infringed.


Will We Give Up Sovereignty One City at a Time?

Posted by Tina

Sovereignty: Sovereignty is understood in jurisprudence as the full right and power of a governing body to govern itself without any interference from outside sources or bodies

America is a sovereign nation but it feels like we are being invaded and undermined from within. The Declaration of Independence includes a list of grievances our Founding Fathers held against the King of England. They included the following:

“He has combined with others to subject us to a Jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our Laws.”

So what compels our President to work through the UN to adopt and impose laws and regulations outside the limits placed on his office in the Constitution? What is his Justice Department’s motive for working through the UN with mayors across our nation and the world to implement the Strong Cities Network? Is it narcissism or a political view? We’ll argue about it I’m sure. Here’s the scoop on the latest globally sponsored program:

The SCN will connect cities, city-level practitioners and the communities they represent through a series of workshops, trainings and sustained city partnerships. Network participants will also contribute to and benefit from an online repository of municipal-level good practices and web-based training modules and will be eligible for grants supporting innovative, local initiatives and strategies that will contribute to building social cohesion and resilience to violent extremism.

The SCN will include an International Steering Committee of approximately 25 cities and other sub-national entities from different regions that will provide the SCN with its strategic direction. The SCN will also convene an International Advisory Board, which includes representatives from relevant city-focused networks, to help ensure SCN builds upon their work. It will be run by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a leading international “think-and-do” tank with a long-standing track record of working to prevent violent extremism:

“The SCN provides a unique new opportunity to apply our collective lessons in preventing violent extremism in support of local communities and authorities around the world”, said CEO Sasha Havlicek of ISD. “We look forward to developing this international platform for joint innovation to impact this pressing challenge.”

Can you imagine the political correctness that will drive this body? Just what are “sub-national entities from different regions” and how exactly will “grants” be funded and distributed?

Does anyone in America even care? Many Americans no longer feel allegiance to America, nor do they have an appreciation for American values which would generate a strong sense of loyalty. Instead they are turning to global institutions and voices for direction, guidance and authority. It’s as if the United States of America no longer exists!

In addition to this UN alignment, America is being invaded and our principles undermined on various fronts and in many ways. Large numbers of foreigners are being brought to our shores, or allowed to linger after crossing our borders illegally. Many of these are from socialist nations and without the guidelines to assimilate they will fail to adopt loyalty to America. They will fail to gain a full understanding of the freedoms, rights, and responsibilities required to be an American. Muslim terrorists are among these mass entrants which is very troubling, especially since this administration has failed miserably to combat terrorism and continues to signal allegiances to global ideas and global authority.

I don’t know if the President and his AG are up to something sinister with the implementation of the Strong Cities Network. I do know progressives have always taken a “foot in the door” approach to “fundamentally transforming” our nation. They bring with them authority by imposition and according to their views rather than the tenets of our Constitution. Will this seemingly innocuous collective of mayors with an “International Advisory Board” evolve into something more sinister than the sharing of ideas and information? Give it time. Obama thinks he has the authority to commit the US to global environmental standards cooked up through the UN…why not a global body with authority to detain Tea Party participants or gun club members in the name of combating “violent extremism?” Who exactly will be deciding what constitutes “violent extremism?

Our Founding documents established our nation as sovereign. Our Constitution guarantees personal sovereignty. If only this problem, this invasion of our sovereign rights, were a science fiction tale, an invasion of the “Body Snatchers” for instance, then we’d have a way to combat them. . . .just . . . don’t . . . fall . . . asleep. Oh, but that wasn’t necessary when our citizens appreciated our sovereignty. I fear now that for too many Americans it’s too late; they’re already asleep as the pods are planted one city at a time.

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