Where Are the Riots?

August 21, 2014

Where are the riots? Where is the outcry for justice? Where is the demand for action? Where are the protests? Where is our leadership?

ISIS, a savage terrorist group, beheaded an American citizen, James Foley, who was captured and held in captivity for two years. ISIS proudly put a video of the decapitation on YouTube for the world to see, stating that the murder was in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes against them in Iraq. Previously, they demanded a ransom for Foley’s release but that was refused by the U.S. They are now threatening to kill three other captured U.S. citizens.

Capturing and murdering American citizens is an act of war and an unambiguous and brazen declaration of war against the U.S. It is not a “crime” to be investigated by Holder’s Justice Department. Have we become so politically correct and impotent that we will hide behind an “investigation” rather than act firmly and immediately? Are we “transformed” to the point of allowing our citizens to be brutally murdered with impunity?

European countries have been paying ransoms to terrorists for captured citizens because they lack the military means and fortitude to do anything else. They have decimated their militaries by diverting defense spending to government assistance programs. Obviously, these ransoms have not deterred terrorism; they have just emboldened the terrorists and proven the weakness of those paying the ransom.

President Obama prematurely removed all of our troops from Iraq. It was a mistake and the rise and growth of ISIS is the result. This is not a small band of rag-tag terrorists. It is an army viciously taking over an entire country and openly declaring war on the U.S. Our foolishly open southern border, another Obama mistake, will not be ignored by these terrorists who are intent on killing Americans on American soil.

Will Obama show leadership, admit mistakes, and take firm and proper action? Will citizens rise up in protest and march in the streets (ala Ferguson) if he doesn’t? To quote vice president Biden, “This is big f**king deal”, and the answers will determine our future.

David J. Hentosh

Holder Stirs the Racial Pot

August 20, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder has made it known he believes racism is the reason for criticism of himself and president Obama. He refused to press charges against the Black Panthers for voter intimidation during the 2008 elections despite overwhelming evidence against them. He has plotted with president Obama and Al Sharpton to find ways to combat state voter identification laws, deeming them to be racist. His department’s Community Relations Service helped organize protests in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida, inflaming racial tensions.

Now, Eric Holder, along with his Community Relations Service, is going to Ferguson, Missouri to…well…it’s not really clear why. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are already there making sure this fiasco remains a race issue and the police officer remains guilty regardless of facts. Holder’s presence will only re-enforce that. No one believes he is going there to ensure the accused’s rights are upheld.

Ferguson is another example of top-down attitudes from this administration infecting the nation. Racism has been inflamed and kept in the forefront by president Obama and Eric Holder making it no surprise that the black community becomes inflamed at every opportunity. Obama’s attitudes toward social injustice, economic disparity, and America’s atrocities and “unfairness” have also seeped into society creating divisiveness, class warfare, and anger – all for political purposes and his personal agenda.

The incident in Ferguson has become a purely racial issue and will remain so throughout the trial that Holder, Sharpton, and Jackson are there to ensure will occur. Any facts that may not substantiate a trial or possibly indicate the officer acted properly will be labeled as a racist police cover-up. If such facts are not kept hidden, further rioting will occur until they no longer matter.

This is where we are today and Obama and his administration is at the very least partially responsible. We were once on the path to racial healing. Now we are in a “post-racial era” with wounds being rubbed raw once again. This is called progress.

David J. Hentosh

Study Confirms the Obvious

August 14, 2014

Drudge informs us about a political science study that found average Americans have virtually no impact or say on public policy. Didn’t we already know that? Under the current administration, even Congress doesn’t seem to have much of an impact on public policy. These results are not “shattering”, but they do make this obvious fact official.

The study found that corporate interests and mega wealthy individuals control a lot of U.S. policy, giving as an example the corporate backing of pro-amnesty policies in spite of 70% of Americans believing that illegal immigrants threaten traditional U.S. beliefs and customs. It also determined that government almost always ignores the opinions of average citizens.

What is not mentioned is the enormous impact minorities have on getting policies implemented that the majority doesn’t necessarily want. Traditional marriage has been re-defined to appease less than 5% of the population. Health insurance as we knew it has been taken over by the government in order to provide coverage (subsidized) for less than 10% of the population. Our southern border has become an open door in order to force amnesty for illegal aliens. Abortion is being paid for by all and forced into health insurance policies to benefit 3% of women having abortions.

It’s not just squeaky wheels getting grease nowadays. Rich wheels, corporate wheels, and minority wheels are being greased while traditional American values are rusting away. The only way average Americans can impact policy is by voting, and far too many of the silent majority neglect to do that.

We have strayed far from the original intent of being a country run by the people and as we let government and squeaky wheels control more of our lives we become more apathetic and easier to be controlled. If we don’t start turning it around now, the greatest country the world has ever seen will become one of the biggest failures the world has ever seen.

David J. Hentosh

Home-Grown Fitzpatrick

August 13, 2014

Kevin Strouse is running against Mike Fitzpatrick for Congressman in the 8th Congressional District of Pennsylvania which encompasses Bucks County and parts of Montgomery County. He is originally from Delaware County, coming now to Bucks County from DC to run against Fitzpatrick. Mike Fitzpatrick was born and raised in Bucks County.

That is an important distinction for many – Mike Fitzpatrick is home-grown. Delaware County does not seem far enough away from Bucks to make much of a difference, but we are all influenced by environment, especially in our youth, and the closer to home, the better we feel about it.

Strouse may know more closely what the impact on Delaware Countians was when the Sun Shipbuilding and Drydock Company in Chester closed down in 1990, but Fitzpatrick knows better the 1991 continuing impact of shutting down the blast furnaces in Fairless Hills – and that’s just closer to home and more personal.

Strouse was imported from Washington, DC for the purely political purpose of running against Fitzpatrick and that makes him even more alien. He backed Obamacare and narrowly won against Shaughnessy Naughton (51% to 49%) in the Democratic primary, receiving endorsement (and money) from Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Conservatives will shun Strouse, especially because of Pelosi, and Independents will be unimpressed by his lack of experience and blind support for Obamacare. Many hard-core Democrats will, of course, vote for him because of partisanship, but that base may be eroding because Obama, Pelosi, and Reid seem out of touch with reality, the economy continues to decline, and Obamacare continues to implode. Bucks County Democrats are not deaf, dumb, blind, or stupid.

As Tip O’Neill once wisely said, “All politics is local” and Fitzpatrick is certainly local, giving him an advantage over a “ringer” from DC. Fitzpatrick’s record and experience increases that advantage and the growing dissatisfaction with the current out-of-touch administration in Washington should help bring him a win in November.

Then, again, voters elected Obama – twice. There is no sure thing.

David J. Hentosh

Here We Go Again

August 12, 2014

Ferguson, Missouri experienced looting and rioting after a young, unarmed black man was shot multiple times and killed by a police officer. It does not look good for the police officer at this time, but an investigation had barely begun when incensed locals (and many from out of town) decided the best way to deal with this was by looting and rioting. They are sure of what happened but if wrong, at least they will get some free stuff.

A free TV, free food, free cash from a busted ATM, or just the fun of burning down a local store and a few parked cars is the going rate of exchange for inner city rage (and sometimes for the celebration of a sports team championship). It doesn’t matter whose store is looted, or whose car is burned. In fact, it is the local community, the same community that is outraged, that will experience destruction.

Some in Ferguson are recognizing the stupidity of wrecking one’s own neighborhood, sending out on Twitter that the rioting needed to be done in white neighborhoods. Blaming all white people for the actions of one individual is not considered racist because racism, along with most looting, is a one-way street in today’s society. Some even believe that a black person cannot be racist but that is ignorantly wrong – and is a racist remark.

When a white policeman is gunned down in cold blood it never results in rioting and looting. In fact, the killing of a policeman is often celebrated in song with protests demanding the killer be set free – which brings us to Al Sharpton, now on his way to Ferguson.

Al Sharpton (appearing wherever there are cameras) was the spark that lit the fire in the Crown Heights riots of 1991 and the Freddy’s Fashion Mart massacre in 1995 – after making a fool of himself in the 1987 Tawana Brawley fiasco (which he still won’t admit was a hoax). Is there any reason to believe Sharpton will be a calming influence and bring civilized behavior back to Ferguson?

Welcome to post-racial America.

David J. Hentosh

Obama’s One-Way Fantasy Street

August 11, 2014

Obama continues to travel on a one-way fantasy street where nothing bad is his fault and everything good that happens (which is very little lately) is his doing. It is going to be very hard for even hard-core believers and the media (redundant?) to go down that street with him this time.

Obama campaigned on ending the Iraq War and bringing home ALL of our troops. It was his signature promise as he blamed Bush for waging the wrong war in Iraq. He left no wiggle room in that promise and it was as definitive as his promise that “you can keep your doctor”.

After hastily declaring the Iraq war over and actually removing all of our troops, NBC, along with other networks, hailed the achievement while the Obama website bragged about the fulfillment of his promise. Obama preened like a peacock about his success.

Now, with Iraq being overrun by terrorists exactly as predicted by President George W. Bush and his top officials, President Obama is trying to tell us removing all our troops was not his fault. He is claiming political pressure from Iraqi leaders is responsible. He believes we are dumb enough to buy this, and it is insulting to all of us.

Obama made a purely political decision, ignoring warnings and military assessments, to pull out all our troops in order to make good on his campaign promise and his personal agenda. He was proud of his decision and his supporters were proud of him. He made little attempt to keep a much-needed military base in Iraq, believing his soft-talk foreign policy would be sufficient to handle any future problems.

Obama’s speeches are inappropriately filled with “I” and “me” except when responsibility is the issue. He has been so wrong on so many things; his continued refusal to take responsibility seems like a mental disorder. He and his unconditional supporters are living out a fantasy that is jeopardizing the country. We must start turning this around in November.

David J. Hentosh

Who Will Win?

August 10, 2014

The battle between good and evil never ends and it is always hard to predict the winner of any single clash. However, the current trend of politically indoctrinating children does not bode well for the success of good.

In the Middle East, children are being taught to hate Jews and continue jihad against the Western World. They are being inundated with lies and distortions that condition them to a future life of violence and hate. Children will learn whatever they are taught and they are being taught to kill and die for jihad. There is no hope for peace when generations continue this senselessness violence.

In North Korea, the same type of indoctrination takes place and children are brainwashed into believing all they are told about the outside world. The total control North Korea has over communications keeps people in the dark, often literally, and children are taught to fear and hate everything outside the country. It is hard to break that cycle when it is government controlled.

Here in the United States, our children are also being indoctrinated. Our schools are dominated and controlled by progressive liberals who believe social justice is more important than basic education. Our children are being inundated with the ideology of moral equivalence that scorns judgment of other cultures, even those based on violence. With the line between good and evil erased, our children will not even know they are in a battle when they reach adulthood. How, then, can they win?

Currently, the trend in schools is to teach history based on this moral equivalence, ignoring our country’s incredible contributions to the world and concentrating on our mistakes and “atrocities”. This is a deliberate attempt to reduce the standing of the US as the leader of the free world and to level the international playing field. Our children are being conditioned to actively pursue this, so who will stand against those being taught to kill and dominate?

Much of the free world has become dependent on US leadership and military strength. Our current administration has backed away from this responsibility and world chaos is increasing as a result. If our children continue to be taught moral equivalence while other children are taught the “righteousness” of their violence and killing, who do you think has a better chance of winning the battle between good and evil?

Your vote counts and it is the only way to secure the future for our children. Social justice will be meaningless if evil triumphs.

David J. Hentosh

Holder’s Warped World

August 4, 2014

Those in public office should know what the responsibilities of that office are. According to Attorney General Eric Holder: “Any attorney general who is not an activist is not doing his or her job. The responsibility of the attorney general is to change things [and] bring us closer to the ideals expressed in our founding documents.” Where, exactly, is it written that the attorney general’s job is to “change things” and be an “activist”?

According to the National Association of Attorneys General, typical Attorneys General powers are: authority to issue formal opinions to state agencies; act as public advocates; propose legislation; enforce federal and state environmental laws; represent the state and state agencies before the state and federal courts; handle criminal appeals and serious statewide criminal prosecutions; institute civil suits on behalf of the state; represent the public’s interests in charitable trust and solicitations; and operate victim compensation programs.

In carrying out these duties, changes can occur, but “change” is not a main function any more than being an “activist” is. Holder, along with president Obama and many judges, believes he is a social engineer who needs to “transform America” into whatever he feels is best. This is a major problem this entire administration has and it is wreaking havoc on the nation.

It is also one of the main reasons Senate Republicans voted to hold Eric Holder in contempt two years ago. He is not doing his job because he has an activist’s warped understanding of what his job entails.

Unfortunately, we see a similar distorted view from defense attorneys believing their responsibility is to obtain a verdict of not guilty regardless of a client’s culpability. It is not. Their job is to make sure clients get a fair trial and are properly represented in court. Our justice system needs a re-boot to bring it back to its intended function. Holder just needs a boot out of office before he does more damage.

David J. Hentosh

Willfully Ignorant

August 1, 2014

Upon reading a tweet on a Fox News blog stating “Climate Doesn’t Cooperate With Al Gore’s Group’s Visit to Denver EPA Hearings”, CNN anchor Bill Weir became incensed and tweeted back: “Weather is not climate, you willfully ignorant f**ksticks.” He may have a point on definition, but willful ignorance is the purview of liberal progressives and Weir needs to look leftward.

It is willful ignorance to:
Proclaim not wanting to pay for someone’s birth control or abortion is a “war against women”; accuse someone of being a racist for not liking Obama’s policies or his “transformation of America”; call someone a homophobe for not approving of homosexuality; call someone heartless for wanting to secure our border from illegal entries; say conservatives hate the poor because they want to stop costly government freebies; proclaim Hamas is a humanitarian organization; believe Iran should have nuclear weapons because we do; pretend there is no scandal at the IRS; say the economy is doing great as fulltime jobs continue to disappear; say Obamacare is working well; elect an inexperienced community organizer as president – twice – and continue to back his every move as he fails miserably.

Weir is a typical, blind, liberal progressive running on emotions, beliefs, and self-righteousness. Tolerance is as rare as reality for those of his ilk and lashing out in anger and indignation at the crumbling of their fantasy world is an all too common reaction. It is getting very tiring.

David J. Hentosh

Preposterous

July 28, 2014

Conservative (though often independent) columnist George Will stunned many when he told Fox News host Chris Wallace: “The idea that we can’t assimilate these 8-year-old criminals with their teddy bears is preposterous”, adding that the US should handle the problem because it is capable of doing so.

This is indicative of how difficult and emotional the border situation has become and how successful it is to use children for political purposes. It is becoming more and more apparent that Obama is using this influx of children to force his dream of amnesty. This use of children may be less dangerous than Hamas’ use of children as shields, but it is the same basic and disgusting principle.

While George Will is correct in saying the US can handle the estimated 60,000 children that have already crossed the border, the truly “preposterous” thing is that until the border is secured, that number will just increase to the point where the US can’t handle it. There has already been a 117% increase in children crossing in the past year.

It is also “preposterous” that Obama has no intention of securing the border and is now preparing to issue an executive order granting the amnesty he cannot get Congress to approve. Just the reporting of this possibility is sure to entice more to cross illegally. Whether this comes from blind adherence to an agenda or pure political manipulation, the flood at the border will increase as a result.

Seeing those children at the border tugs at everyone’s heart strings, not just George Will’s, but there are more than “8-year-olds” crossing the border. There are cartel members, gang members, and possible international terrorists taking advantage of Obama’s immigration folly. While border agents focus on taking care of children, the border is an open door to all, and that is incredibly dangerous.

Emotions need to be put aside and the border needs to be properly secured before this can be dealt with properly. It is truly “preposterous” that Obama chooses to ignore the consequences of his actions. George Will knows this, but emotions got the better of him.

David J. Hentosh


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