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Wednesday - February 25, 2015
 
Greetings once again from the West Texas Headquarters Of Jingoistic Angry Conservative Firearms Owners Who Are Sick Of The National Republican Wimps.
 
RILEY/DOUGLASS:
 
I am sure that many of you have seen a young man named JASON RILEY as a guest on many of the FOX News shows.  Jason is an editorial board member and a senior editorial page writer at the Wall Street Journal, where he writes on politics, economics, education, immigration, and race.  He is also a FOX News Contributor.   He previously worked for USA Today and the Buffalo News.  He is also the author of ... PLEASE STOP HELPING US:  HOW LIBERALS MAKE IT HARDER FOR BLACKS TO SUCCEED.  On January 30, 2015,  Jason Riley delivered a speech at Hillsdale College's Allan P. Kirby Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C.
 
If you have ever seen and listened to Jason Riley on various programs, you will soon realize that he is no fan of Barack Obama or most of the positions taken by Obama and Establishment Democrats/Progressives/Socialists.  As you can probably tell by the title of his book, he is as far away from being a liberal as are most of us.  And I guess at this point, for those who do not know this young man, Jason Riley is a Conservative Black Man, in the same mold of Thomas Sowell.  In his speech on January 30th, he points out that "RACISM  HAS BECOME  AN ALL-PURPOSE  EXPLANATION  FOR BAD  BLACK  OUTCOMES, BE THEY SOCIAL OR ECONOMIC.   IF  YOU DISAGREE  AND ARE  WHITE.... YOU'RE A BIGOT.   IF  YOU DISAGREE AND ARE BLACK .... YOU'RE  A  SELL OUT."  I am not sure I have heard anyone explain it any more clearly than did Mr. Riley in that short statement.  He also stated that, "Any candid debate on race and criminal justice in this country would have to start with the fact that blacks commit an astoundingly  disproportionate number of crimes.  Blacks constitute about 13 percent of the population, yet between 1976 and 2005 they committed more than half of all murders in the U.S.   The black arrest rate for most offenses -- including property crimes -- is typically two to three times their representation in the population.  As long as blacks are committing such an outsized amount of crime, young black men will be viewed suspiciously and tensions between police and crime ridden communities will persist."
 
He went on to point out this fact:   "The U.S. criminal justice system, currently headed by a black attorney general who reports to a black president, is a reflection of this reality, not its cause.  If we want to change negative perceptions of young black men, we must change the behavior that is driving those perceptions.  But pointing this out has become almost taboo.  How can we even begin to address problems if we won't discuss them honestly?"
 
He points out that,;  "Blacks ultimately must  HELP  THEMSELVES.  They must develop the same attitudes and behaviors and habits that other groups had to develop to rise in America.  And to the extent that a social policy, however well-intentioned, interferes with this self-development, IT  DOES  MORE  HARM  THAN  GOOD."
 
Later in his presentation, Jason Riley quotes a statement made by former slave Frederick Douglass.   Asked by whites in 1865 what they could do for freed blacks, Frederick Douglass responded:    "I  HAVE  HAD  BUT  ONE  ANSWER  FROM THE BEGINNING.   DO  NOTHING WITH US!    IF  THE APPLES  WILL NOT  REMAIN  ON  THE  TREE  OF  THEIR   OWN  STRENGTH .......... LET THEM FALL! ... AND IF  THE  NEGRO  CANNOT  STAND  ON HIS  OWN  LEGS,  LET HIM  FALL  ALSO.   ALL  I  ASK  IS,   GIVE  HIM  A  CHANCE  TO  STAND  ON  HIS  OWN  LEGS?"   Jason Riley pointed out, "Douglass was essentially saying, give blacks equal opportunity and then leave them alone."
 
As you may have gathered, Jason Riley is no fan of the Race Hustlers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.    Neither am I.
 
Hillsdale College is located at 33 E. College St.   Hillsdale, MI  49242.  Their publication, IMPRIMIS, is free and is very informative.
 
AWARDS:
 
Last Sunday evening I was engrossed in reading  a book and since there was really nothing much worthwhile on television, I turned my TV onto the channel that was broadcasting the Academy Awards program.  And while I have not seen American Sniper, I wanted to see if perhaps it would actually win something so I had the volume on low and really paid very little attention until something of interest was mentioned.  And while I did not really watch this fiasco very closely, I caught enough to convince me that I have been correct for the past ten or more years by not watching this crap.

I am not sure exactly what role that little Twinkie host, Neil Patrick Harris, played on some TV program in the past but while I recognized his face I pretty well formed the opinion just a few minutes into the program that the Academy Awards program had remained at the bottom of the barrel insofar as hosts and program content went.  I remember the years when Bob Hope was the host of the program and of course Bob Hope was a class act as later was Johnny Carson and I am not sure but Billy Crystal might have been about as quick witted as anyone I have seen as a host.

The same cannot be said of Neil Patrick Harris.  Of course from the few minutes to which  I really paid any attention, it appeared to me as if  this program had fallen into the trap of simply giving some of these Hollywood idiots a format to spout their activist and political views.  I also noticed that most of the presenters of the awards, like the recipients, were people whom I had never seen or heard about.
 
I am sure that I am in the minority but listening to the activist views of Patricia Arquette on women's rights left me pretty empty.  I did notice, however that Meryl Streep damn near wet her pants at Arquette's pitiful attempt to raise awareness.
 
Once again, I have not seen any of the movies which were up for the award for Best Picture but I have read some reviews on the movie, SELMA, and none of them were very complimentary of the movie.  As a matter of fact, they all said the movie was a waste of time.   BUT, I would have bet a large sum of money that the political correctness of Hollywood would simply NOT  ALLOW  the movie SELMA to be shut out and I figured it would probably boil down to them settling for the award for the "Best Song".  I thought the song was a "piece o' crap" as was the acceptance speech by those two boobs, the composer and the singer.  They also managed to try and make a political statement bout people being incarcerated in our country.  I thought that perhaps most of the recipients and presenters of the awards, with a few exceptions of course, probably belonged behind bars for their ignorant display at this bullshit event.
 
What really blew me away was the crap they had up for the Animated Films.  From the short blurbs they showed that night and from some clips I have seen of these nominated animated films I reached the conclusion that the Academy and those who vote wouldn't know good animation if it were to break down their door and bite them square on the backside.

"Fantasia";   "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs";  "Warner Brothers Cartoons" (all of 'em); " Tom & Jerry" (all of the old ones);  "Donald Duck";  "Goofy" and probably any of the old Walt Disney feature length animated films are my idea of good animation.  This computer generated animation don't feed the bulldog.
 
The real surprise of the evening and I was not ready for it was when they introduced LADY  GAGA who sang several songs from "The Sound of Music" and did an exceptionally good job on her presentation.  I have reached a conclusion that when Lady Gaga is my high point of the evening, the motion picture industry and the Academy Awards have no place in my future viewing choices.
 
 PRAYER LIST:
 
Tony Aguilar,    Mary Vigil,      Joe & Ruth Lucero,   Ted Salgado   -NM  -  Ella Dunlop,    Kaleigh Paige Hudgens,     Bobby Peiser,  Bob Wallman,  Maria Tupaz,  Bernice Murphy,      Don Faubion,   Judy Langham,     Liz Deguren,  Roger Tucker,   Charlotte Williams,   John Gallemore,   Zak Krejci,   Debra Blake,   Mary Denson,   Randy  Jones,      Don Weaver,        Roger Goertz,   Billy Williams,   Gerry Fincher,   Jerry Carpenter,   Steve  Mida,   Sherry Welch    - TX -  Sr. Delphine Grigas (98) - IL -   Paul & Debby Gula,  Mike Burkebak,   Alan Miller,    Debbie McKeown, Violet  Fermin,  Carlos Fernandez, Hamilton Anderson,  Arlene Anderson,   Kate Nolan  - FL -    L.T. Drennan - OK -     Lynn Jones - NE -   Warren Wetmore - IL -    Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban - MD -   Charles Latham,  Rocky Leonard,    Bette Miller,   Sheriff Richard Mack - AZ -   Kate Powell,  Annise Kennedy,  Sam Wittstruck (17 yoa)  -  CA -     Pat  Holley,   Keith Chambers,   Nancy Chambers,   LANA Athey - CO -      Hal Whitmore - DE -   Herb Johnston - NY -     Lonnie Shoultz - AL   -   Perry Evans  - AR -   Jim Pinney,   James E. Brady III (2 yrs. old)  - OH  -     Josip & Lela  Slivar - ZAGREB, CROATIA -  Sister Clarice Carroll (83) - HAITI -  Rick Vizzier USNA74,      Steve Burich USNA74 -VA -  George Rimmer - WA,    RET. COL.  Pete Mekkelson -WVA    
 
GySgt. Daniel West,  MSgt. (Ret) Randy Morrow , CAPT. Michael Rice,  CAPT. Nick Francona, GySgt. James Walker, CAPT. George Zeigler,    CAPT.  Catherine Schmidt Fiancé of Capt. Zeigler)    SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd,  RCT Graydon J. Phillips,  * 1ST LT. Levi English,   GySgt. Eric Harmon,   Archer Abblitt,  Maj. Todd A. O'Brien,   MGySgt. '46 - 82 (Ret)  Harvey  Weigart - USMC   Kenneth Thomas -USCG    SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth Chaffon,  Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown,   TSgt.  Rebecca Goodwin, 1st LT.  Mandie Yates - USAF -   Capt. Brian Kriss - TxANG -   Zachary Moore - US NAVAL ACADEMY -    Lt. William Jourdan,  CDR Robert McLay,  Lt. Tommy Brown, Lt. Russell Brown,     CAPT. Wayne Putnam (Ret),   E5 Matthew J. Blaker,    Ensign Ethan English,   - US NAVY -   Bud Barnett - USNA '74 -    SSgt. Mike Campagna - SPECIAL FORCES -   SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie,  Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball,  SSgt. Travis McGowan,   Michael B. Hudgens,     Scott Hillyer,   Jeff Schoonover,  CWO2 Mitchell Wittstruck - US ARMY    -  CWO3  Tim Helton and the 1/230  Air Cav Squadron TNANG  -  All of the men and women presently serving in the United States Military
 
John Mallory - DEA -  Fr. Joseph M. Peek,  Gary and Cindy Hogman,   Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families. 
QUOTES:
 
"Anyone who simply looks at the factual evidence as to whether Obama loves America, or does not, will find remarkably little to suggest love and a large amount of evidence, over a long period of years, showing his constant close association with people fiercely hostile to this country.  Jeremiah Wright was jus tone in a long series of such people."............  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"If all else fails, critics of Mayor Giuliani can say that a man is entitled to be considered  innocent until proven guilty.  But that principle applies in a court of law.  Outside a court of law, there is no reason to presume anyone innocent until proven guilty.  It is especially dangerous to presume a President of the United States -- any president -- innocent until proven guilty."...........  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
"There is little that can be done about President Obama now, no matter what he does.  Impeachment, even if succeeded, would mean Joe Biden as president and riots across the country.  It is hard to know which would be worse."...............  THOMAS  SOWELL
 
 "An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!.... Sir, we are not weak if we make  a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power....  Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone.   There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us....   Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God.  I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."..... PATRICK  HENRY
VARMINT  LIST:
 
Barack Hussein Obama,    Michelle Obama,   George Soros,    Joe Biden,   Louis Farrakhan,   Debbie Wasserman Schultz  DNC  Chairperson,   Leon Panetta,       Supreme Court Justices - Ruth Bader Ginsberg,  Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, AND John Roberts,      Eric Holder,   John McCain R-AZ,   Valerie Jarrett,   Nancy Pelosi,  Harry Reid,  Diane Feinstein,   Barbara Boxer,   Lanny Davis,   Hillary Clinton,   Bill Clinton,   Chuck Schumer,       David Axelrod,  Rahm Emanuel,   Ezekiel Emanuel,   Kathleen Sebelius,   Bill Richardson,   Jay Carney,    Susan Rice,    Rep. Keith Ellison D-MN,    Former Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano,      COLIN  POWELL  ( R) ,   Michael Moore,      John Kerry,   Lindsey Graham,   Former President Jimmy Carter.   Al Gore,      Chuck Hagel,    Dick Durbin,   Chuck Schumer,   Andrew Cuomo     Chris Christie R-NJ ,   Michael Bloomberg,   Sheila Jackson Lee D-TX,     Susan Collins R-ME,   Patrick Leahy,     Jeff Flake R-AZ,    Eddie Bernice Johnson D-TX,   John Boehner R-OH,    John Cornyn R-TX,   Mitch McConnell R-KY,  Mike Huckabee R-AR,   Lisa Murkowski R-AK,      Robert Menendez NJ,   Al Franken MN,   Claire McCaskill (D-MO),   Patty Murray WA,   Henry Waxman CA,   Linda Sanchez CA,   Maxine Waters CA,       State Senator Wendy Davis D-TX,   Elijah Cummings D-MD,   NY Mayor Bill de Blasio,   Lois Lerner,   Michael Morrell,   Tommy Vietor (National Security Council Spokesman),  Karl Rove,    Rep. Ann  Kuster D-NH,   Jen Psaki (State Department),   Josh Earnest,   Marie Harf(State Department),   Jerrold Nadler (D-NY),   Rep.  Jared Polis (D-CO),    Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO),   Orin Hatch (R-UT),   John Koskinen (IRS COMMISSIONER),   Jeh Johnson (Homeland Security Secretary),   Elizabeth Warren (D-MA),   Deval Patrick (D-MA),   Charlie Crist (D-FL),   Jerry Brown (D-CA),    John Lewis (D-GA),   Michelle Nunn (D-GA),   Jay Nixon (D-MO-Gov.),   Mary Landrieu (D-LA),   Julia Pierson,   Jonathan Holmes Gruber,   Rep. Al Green (D-TX),   Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-TX),  HOWARD  DEAN
 
 
MSNBC,    ACLU,   Congressional Black Caucus,   NAACP,   Jesse Jackson,  AL  SHARPTON,    UNITED   NATIONS,     Jane Fonda,   LA RAZA,   MOVEON.ORG,      PETA,   CAIR,     BOB  COSTAS (NBC),   ESPN,     The NFL,   CNN,  The Environmental Protection Agency,    Al  Jazeera America,      Republican National Committee (RNC),     NBC,   CBS,   CNBC,  ABC,  BUREAU OF  LAND  MANAGEMENT, Department of Education,  Department of Energy,  Tom Steyer (Progressive Billionaire Opposing Keystone Pipeline),   NBA,  NHL,  NOW (National Organization Of Women),   Patricia Ireland,    Jesse Ventura,  Geraldo Rivera FOX News,   Juan Williams FOX News,  Bob Beckel FOX News,   The Washington Redskins Football Team,    James Brown (CBS -NFL Pre-Game).  CDC (Center for Disease Control),  Bill O'Reilly FOX News,  Shepard Smith FOX News,  Alan Colmes  FOX News,   MICHAEL  MOORE,   Bryant Gumbel    
 
MORE STUFF:
 
A few people have inquired as to why I had REPUBLICAN  SENATE  MAJORITY  LEADER  MITCH MCCONNELL on the VARMINT LIST.  Apparently, the voters of this country in the 2014 elections giving  control of the Senate to the Republican Party and increasing the Republican control of the House seems to have escaped the keen observation of  Republican Senate Majority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell.  The Republicans were not given majority status so that they could bust their collective asses to compromise with the Democrats/Progressives/Socialists.  But earlier today I heard where Mitch McConnell has given in to the Harry Reid led Democrat Senators regarding the funding for Homeland Security.  It appears that McConnell along with some other Establishment Republicans are afraid that they will be held to blame for the so called SHUT-DOWN of HOMELAND  SECURITY.   The funding legislation to provide funds for everything other than the Obama Amnesty Order seems to me to be a step in the right direction.  But apparently Mitch McConnell and some other so called Republican Senators don't share this view.   Anytime that John Boehner starts to appear stronger than me, I would be worried.
 
One thing I have noticed about Mitch McConnell however.  And that is the superhuman strength he shows in the development of his right arm.  I strongly suspect that he gained this arm strength..... FROM  THROWING  IN  THE  TOWEL  AND CAVING IN TO THE DEMOCRATS/PROGRESSIVES/SOCIALISTS.  Mitch should move to France where his surrender tactics would be appreciated.
 
McConnell is a typical example of today's Establishment Republicans...... who look strangely like Democrats.
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 This past week I watched a clip of Marco Rubio speaking before the Senate and I was pleasantly surprised and very pleased with his comments on Israel and the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  Rubio has been making a little more sense to me over the past few weeks.  I hope he continues along these lines.
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Please believe me when I say that the Mainstream Media is doing everything within their scope to push Jeb Bush as the Republican Nominee for President in 2016.  Now I know all of you already know that I believe Hillary Clinton to be a pure lying varmint and super liberal.  I also believe that in looking at the possibility of a Clinton - Bush election that the two are practically indistinguishable from one another.
 
If Jeb Bush is the Republican Nominee I will either leave that voting box blank OR do a write-in.   I will never again vote for another so called Republican Candidate that has been hand picked by the media.   I did that with Bob Dole and John McCain and I refuse to do it again.
 
GOOD GUYS:
TREY  GOWDY;   MIKE LEE;   TED  CRUZ;   ALLEN  WEST;   JON  BOLTON;   COL.  RALPH  PETERS;  GEN.  JACK  KEANE;   SCOTT  WALKER,  DAVID  CLARKE,  TOM COTTON
 
SEE  Y'ALL  NEXT WEEK

JEM