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Constitutional Conservative, live in the South, believe in individual freedom, a smaller Federal Government and individual and state's rights.

 

Rick’s Editorial: Is The ‘Drain The Swamp’ Campaign Working?

Much has been said and written about ‘Making America Great Again’ and ‘Draining The Swamp’! Like many of you, I assumed President Trump’s initiative would be limited to eliminating over-reach regulations, passing new laws and changing mindsets. Little did anyone realize the impact those efforts would have peripherally after just one year. The unforeseen consequences we are beginning to witness are surprising a lot of people.

On a near weekly basis, both House and Senate Congressional members are announcing their intent ‘not’ to run for office at the end of their terms or simply announce their immediate retirement. The #MeToo crowd took its toll on members of Congress in edition to wreaking havoc on Hollywood and the media by exposing various levels of sexual misbehavior. But they weren’t limited to just Washington, DC. All across the country, state and local legislators are being exposed for their perversive behavior. I suspect more of them will be called out in the weeks and months ahead. As they say: “stay tuned”!

Additionally, we are seeing much more subtle departure announcements, but the explanations and reasons given are somewhere between obscure to reasonably plausible. Some simply say they are retiring to return to civilian life, others say they have other pursuits, while others just say they are not going to run for re-election. Nevertheless, members of both parties are bailing out and leaving their post. As I watch this unfold, it is apparent some of the longtime old guard (swampers) are leaving jobs they turned into decades long political careers. They are draining the swamp themselves!

No one can predict the future and that couldn’t be more true when it comes to ‘Draining The Swamp’ and the affects it will have. I seriously doubt even President Trump saw this coming. I continue to ask myself why those longstanding members of Congress have decided to retire at this point in time, especially when it looked like they would die in their jobs. Is it the pressure to clean up their personal behavior, because they may finally be held to a higher standard by their constituents or they just got tired and are simply quitting. Although a curious conundrum, the fact it is happening can’t be bad for the American people. Just wondering who will be next!

 

January 14, 2018

The February jobless numbers came out today telling us less people are out of work (5.5%). Additionally, they reported payrolls are up by a ‘WHOPPING’ $293K, nationwide. Can we believe these reports? Although I can’t say for sure, after six years of lies, deception and their track record, I seriously doubt their validity!

For months, we have been hearing threats of the Fed raising interest rates. Over the past 3-4 weeks, that rhetoric gained momentum almost to a fever pitch by those in the banking world. So I ask, are we being mentally prepped and set up for a June-July rate increase? The stock market took a major hit based on this mornings news, prompting even more energized talk of an increase. If true, the American people do not deserve this type of manipulation and abuse. Also in question, can our economy absorb and support such an increase and the peripheral side effects of it? Only time will tell!

March 6, 2015

Farrakhan Tells Black Soldiers To Desert For The ‘Day Of Judgment’ For Whites

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan made a fiery speech Sunday in which he warned whites that a “day of judgment” is coming to avenge their “evil” and that African Americans serving in the armed forces should immediately withdraw and fight for their communities instead.  In an address given at the Nation of Islam’s headquarters in Chicago, Farrakhan claimed whites have oppressed blacks for hundreds of years and a reckoning is due for the “iniquities of their fathers,” the NOI publication Final Call reports.
“When a man has done that kind of evil, they are long gone and dead, but they’ve produced offspring, and it doesn’t seem like the offspring are better than those that did the evil because the children are doing the same things as their fathers,”the firebrand minister said.  Quoting scripture, Farrakhan said, “Prepare slaughter for the children for the iniquities of their fathers.”

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March 6, 2015

Today, will go down as an historic day both for the United States and Israel, some good, some bad.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to Congress this morning at 11:00. People all around this world will be watching and listening to hear what he has to say. ‘People around the world will be watching and listening,’ that really says something about the importance and significance of the moment. Yet this morning, there will be a number of ideologically driven people who have elected not to attend. They are:

Vice President Biden, President of and resides over the Senate. Although he had plenty of notice of the Prime Minister’s visit, he elected to leave the country this past Sunday and will not be in attendance.

American Ambassador to Israel, Daniel Shapiro, following President Obama’s order not to attend.

‘NO’ member of the Obama Administration, following President Obama’s order not to attend. Meaning, not even a Cabinet member.

Congressman Keith Ellison, D-MN, was the first Muslim elected to Congress and for obvious reasons, will not attend.

Thirty (30) Democrat Congressmen/women will not attend because they say protocol was broken by inviting the Prime Minister. Is that the real reason? Really?

A number of members of the Congressional Black Caucus have pledged they will make a scene and disrupt the Prime Minister during his speech. Sadly, for all the world to see. How insulting would that be for one of the ‘Free World’s’ greatest leaders and the American people?

Netanyahu said yesterday: “Americans worry about their security, the Israeli Prime Minister worries about Israel’s survival!” Yes it’s true, most Americans do worry about their security and that of their families, I honestly don’t have a clue what our leaders are thinking about!

March 3, 2015

I know many people are concerned with the state of our country and its future. They talk among themselves about what may or may not be coming, but for whatever reason, continue to put off anticipating and planning for it. How does one prepare for the unknown? There are a number of ways to ensure you and your family are safe and comfortable and the immediate focus (as I see it) should be on food and ready cash. Have you thought about food and menu planning and how you will pay for it should the money supply dry up or grocery items become too costly or in very limited supply? Even though life is good today, this is something everyone should give some serious thought to. Yes, it takes some time, planning and money (you would normally put elsewhere), but a little inconvenience now will save a lot of heartache later. 

March 2, 2015

Will the Congressional Black Caucus (House of Representatives) really disrupt Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech to the House on March 3rd as they have promised? If they do, it will be a very sad day for America and will confirm beyond a doubt, they will do the President’s bidding no matter how despicable or misguided.

Your thoughts?

 

March 2, 2015

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