Friday, August 09, 2013

Frightening!… Dekalb County Police Storm Home at 1 AM – Assault Family Screaming “Say Somethin Else! I’m Gonna Tase Your A$$!” (Video)

Frightening!… Dekalb County Police Storm Home at 1 AM – Assault Family Screaming “Say Somethin Else! I’m Gonna Tase Your A$$!” (Video)

U.S. Navy Photo of the Day

CORAL SEA (Aug. 8, 2013) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter is readied for launch during flight operations aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is the flagship of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (31st MEU), is conducting a certification exercise in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Seaman Apprentice Edward Guttierrez III/Released)

STRATFOR: Colombia and Nicaragua's Maritime Dispute Intensifies

Articles: Destroying Football: The Left's Endgame

Articles: Destroying Football: The Left's Endgame

Sen. Feinstein During 'Shield' Law Debate: 'Real' Journalists Draw Salaries

Sen. Feinstein During 'Shield' Law Debate: 'Real' Journalists Draw Salaries

Even delaying Obamacare vexes divided GOP | WashingtonExaminer.com

Even delaying Obamacare vexes divided GOP | WashingtonExaminer.com

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Bumper crop should cut prices

Bumper crop should cut prices

Opinion: Rand Paul is no isolationist - Justin Logan - POLITICO.com

Opinion: Rand Paul is no isolationist - Justin Logan - POLITICO.com

Way Up North: Definition of a Veteran

Way Up North: Definition of a Veteran: A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America' for an amount...

Cartoon: Phony scandals



h/t: http://netrightdaily.com/2013/08/phony-scandals/

Gov. Walker's And The DNR's Heavy Boot Firmly On The Throat Of Wisconsin Citizens



In yet another example of why Gov. Walker is, in no way, a Conservative, his DNR embarrassed the entire state of Wisconsin nationally by raiding an animal shelter, guns drawn, holding the staff for hours.  This story has been heavily covered so you might ask why we are covering it now.  Because Gov. Walker is up for re-election and I think this example of the states government's abuses towards the citizens of this great state will get a reaction from the most people. 

The DNR's explanation for their Gestapo tactics does not hold water, and if anything, proves that Libertarians are right when they say the drug war and the brutal tactics used to fight it have went too far.  After all, what responsible public servant would compare law abiding volunteers protecting a defenseless animal with violent drug criminals? 

The fact is, there is no justification for the raid, for the violence used, and the brute show of force that wasted untold amounts of tax payer money. 

Many of us  have worked countless hours to elect Republicans statewide, only to see the state government and its abuses continue to grow.  Gov. Walker has failed us on school choice, religious freedom, Constitutional carry, spending, abortion, and right-to-work.  I will not blindly cast a vote for his re-election or any Republican who has rubber stamped his agenda.  His kind of Milwaukee Republicanism is not going to bring jobs to this state. 

Even Michigan has done more to bring jobs into their state.  Why is it so many Conservatives blindly praise Walker as a limited government reformist?  His record does not match that label.  Wisconsin ranks an embarrassing 37th on personal freedom.  Walker has done almost nothing to fix this. 

How long will Wisconsinites continue to support politicians who do nothing to shrink the size and spending of the state government?  How many volunteers have to be held at gun point before the DNR is finally reigned in? 

Next time you are spouting off about the evils of Obama and his police state, remember that Gov. Walker runs his own police state and we are all just pawns in it and expected to pay tribute in outrageous taxes to support it.  Next time you are at your whits-end over your child's failing school, remember to thank Gov. Walker and the Republican leadership who refuse to fight for statewide school choice.

Nancy Mace: I Want To Restore South Carolina's Tradition Of Sending Conservative Leaders To DC



h/t: Eduardo89rp

DR:  If I lived in South Carolina, I would vote for, Nancy Mace.

Wisconsin May Force Catholic Hospitals to Offer Privileges to Abortion Docs

Wisconsin May Force Catholic Hospitals to Offer Privileges to Abortion Docs

DR: Decisions like this is why I did not vote for Van Hollen for re-election and will not vote for Walker's re-election.  They both have sold pro-life voters out.  On top of this Walker refused to support Constitutional carry or cut the state government.  It is, after all, Gov. Walker's DNR who raided an animal shelter like they were going to war.  Though it appears no credible challenger will primary him, let's pray that someone who takes a limited government and pro-life values seriously will have the courage to stand up. 

Sunday, August 04, 2013

New Endorsements

I wanted to draw everyone's attention to some new endorsements I have added to our endorsement page.  There will be more in the coming days, but in the meantime stop by and visit some of the quality, liberty candidates we have been blessed to have run. 

News Release - Photo Release: Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star visits Juneau, Alaska

News Release

Date: Aug. 04, 2013
Coast Guard District 17
Office: (907) 463-2065

Photo Release: Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star visits Juneau, Alaska


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Capt. George Pellissier, commanding officer, Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, explains the operational capabilities of the icebreaker to a group of partner agency and local visitors aboard the cutter in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 3, 2013. The 399-foot Polar Star is the nation's only heavy icebreaker and serves as an important asset to future polar missions. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Capt. George Pellissier, commanding officer, Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, explains the operational capabilities of the icebreaker to a group of partner agency and local visitors aboard the cutter in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 3, 2013.
The 399-foot Polar Star is the nation's only heavy icebreaker and serves as an important asset to future polar missions.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Capt. George Pellissier, commanding officer, Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, Fran Ulmer, the chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, and Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, commander, Coast Guard 17th District, take a moment for a photo aboard the Polar Star in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 3, 2013. The cutter visited Juneau after successfully completing ice trials in the Arctic. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Capt. George Pellissier, commanding officer, Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, Fran Ulmer, the chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, and Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, commander, Coast Guard 17th District, take a moment for a photo aboard the Polar Star in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 3, 2013.

The cutter visited Juneau after successfully completing ice trials in the Arctic.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, commander, Coast Guard 17th District, shakes hands with Fran Ulmer, the chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, after her keynote speech at an open house event aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 3, 2013. Ulmer spoke about the Coast Guard's important role in the increasingly busy Arctic region. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.
Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo, commander, Coast Guard 17th District, shakes hands with Fran Ulmer, the chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, after her keynote speech at an open house event aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 3, 2013.

Ulmer spoke about the Coast Guard's important role in the increasingly busy Arctic region.

U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst.

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News Release - Imagery Available: Coast Guard celebrates 223rd birthday, continues Arctic legacy

News Release

Date: Aug. 03, 2013
Coast Guard District 17
Office: (907) 463-2065

Imagery Available: Coast Guard celebrates 223rd birthday, continues Arctic legacy



The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, a 399-foot icebreaker homeported in Seattle, enters the harbor in Juneau, Alaska Aug. 2, 2013. The crew of the Polar Star visited Juneau after a reactivation and ice trial patrol to the Arctic. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star prepares to moor to the AJ Pier in Juneau, Alaska, Aug. 2, 2013. The crew invited residents of Juneau to tour the icebreaker during the Coast Guard's birthday weekend. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Grant DeVuyst)

JUNEAU, Alaska — The Coast Guard 17th District will celebrate the service’s 223rd birthday this weekend and will welcome the Coast Guard’s only operational heavy icebreaker to Juneau.

The Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star, commanded by Capt. George Pellissier, completed its ice trials in the Arctic and tested the overall readiness of the icebreaker and its crew. 

“After a thorough and successful Arctic patrol, our crew is excited and looking forward to more operational missions in the polar regions,” said Pellissier. “During our patrol we were able to successfully test the ship's icebreaking capabilities and increase the crew’s experience with the ship's systems.”

As the nation’s lead federal agency for ensuring maritime safety and security in the Arctic, the Coast Guard continues to perform its statutory missions in the Arctic to ensure it remains a safe, secure and environmentally protected region.
“The Coast Guard will play an increasingly important role, as development in the Arctic accelerates,” said Fran Ulmer, the chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission. “The Polar Star and other ice capable vessels are essential ingredients for our nation's preparedness.”
 
The extreme environment and limited infrastructure create unique logistical challenges when conducting operations in the Arctic. To overcome these challenges, Coast Guard personnel continue to work closely with federal, state, local and tribal partners to ensure the protection of our nation’s Arctic interests. Arctic Shield 2013 operations focus on Western Alaska and the Bering Strait.

“The Coast Guard has a proud history of service and willingness to evolve to meet the country’s maritime needs,” said Rear Adm. Thomas P. Ostebo, commander, Coast Guard 17th District. “Arctic Shield is the platform we use to deploy assets such as the Polar Star to the region to fulfill our commitment to provide effective maritime safety, security and stewardship for our nation.”

To date, successful Arctic Shield 2013 operations have consisted of a Coast Guard forward operating location in Kotzebue, an international oil spill response exercise with the Canadian coast guard near Port Clarence, the Coast Guard’s historic deployment of a 110-foot patrol boat to the Arctic, Arctic domain awareness flights, cutter patrols, local government and tribal engagements, a Spill of National Significance seminar, a mass rescue operation workshop in Nome, and boating safety inspections and exams.

“As we celebrate the Coast Guard’s birthday, I’m proud that the men and women I serve with continue to protect our nation and the people of Alaska with honor, respect, and devotion to duty,” said Ostebo. 



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