Sunday, August 3, 2014

Israel Not The Only Country With Tunnel Problems

by Ronnie Spangler

With the Israel vs Hamas conflict receiving 24/7 coverage on CNN you would think Israel is the only country in the world that has to worry about tunnels. Not so fast.

As the picture clearly shows we have our own problems right here at home. Most people hear about the occasional tunnel coming from Mexico to America by way of San Diego. This tunnel being inspected by a U. S. Border Patrol agent was in Nogales, Az. This is not the first or last tunnel to be found and destroyed in Az. This happens in every state bordering US and Mexico.

While it is true these tunnels are dug and used by Mexican drug cartels for illegal drug trafficking nothing stops them from smuggling terrorist wishing to bring harm to Americans. The only thing that deters them from using them in this way is the fear of retaliation if a terrorist attack was ever traced back to them. Bad business practice.


Could what is happening along the Gaza Strip ever happen along our borders? Only time will tell.

Did Queen Of Liberals Call America Insignificant?

by Ronnie Spangler

Congressman Tom Marino learned a valuable lesson when speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives. Be careful who you anger. Question anything the previous Congress did or did not do during the Democrat control and leadership of the Queen of Liberals and you will immediately feel the wrath of the wicked witch of the west, Nancy Pelosi.

What was it that set the Queen off and forced her to forget decorum or working with the opposition? A simple thing called the truth. Rep. Marino had the nerve to point out that during the Queen and Democrat reign over the House, Senate and White House nothing significant was accomplished to secure our southern borders or stop the flow of illegal immigration. Rep Marino pointed to facts and truths that are undeniable. Unfortunately facts or truth leaves a bitter taste in the mouth of Liberals like Nancy Pelosi and, let's not forget her number 2 liberal, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

The majority of news networks specifically ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, MSNBC will pay little or no attention to this altercation on the House floor. After all, its not like anyone shook their head in opposition or called someone a liar even when the accusation was later proven to be true. This is not the first nor will it be the last time Rep Pelosi has acted or said something that was totally inappropriate and the media has remained silent. Remember her recent comment on CNN when she repeated Qatar claim that Hamas is a humanitarian organization?

With all the crisis facing America and the world one may think these networks are justified in their non coverage of actions or statements being made by some people in Congress. The problem with this thinking is any claim of fair or impartial reporting is lost and our trust in a free press becomes a thing of the past. I am not saying there was ever a time that America could trust the press 100% to be impartial or even correct in their reporting. From the very beginning of the free press in America first reports have almost always been wrong. Today with 24/7 coverage it has gotten worse.

What the media has failed to understand or be willing to admit is the disdain and underlying elitist attitude that Liberals like Nancy Pelosi hold against Republicans and the people they represent. When she told Rep Marino he was "insignificant" she was also saying the people he represents are insignificant. Does she believe the people of the 10th District of Pennsylvania are small, unimportant, contemptible people? That is the definition of insignificant.

Watch the unedited video of what transpired between Nancy Pelosi and Tom Marino. Specifically at the end of Rep Marino speech on the floor when Rep Pelosi disrupted the House business by crossing over and confronting Rep Marino.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Obama Pushing America To Limit

Is President Obama Pushing The Patience Of Americans To The Limit?

Remember all the dire warnings we heard from President Obama and his administration before Sequestration took effect? Except for closing the White House to school children and visitors not much has changed. It is common knowledge that this Administration is doing everything they can to make the Sequestration as difficult on the American people as possible. They have sent letters to Customs and Border Patrol warning them that their pay will be cut and furloughs are coming. They have scared veterans and seniors into believing their benefits will be drastically reduced. They have sent out letters notifying airports that their control towers will be closed, limiting the number of flights and type of aircraft that can be used at the effected airports. At the same time the Administration is doing this, President Obama has refused Congress's offer to allow him to move money around avoiding the hardships that he has warned us about. Why would the President refuse this authority? It's all about the 2014 elections and winning back the House of Representatives.

Don't believe me, listen to President Obama in his own words.

What's next on the Obama agenda? Gun Control

Remember his State Of The Union Speech and how he used the mass shootings to force Congress into passing a hurried up Democrat bill that would have been totally unacceptable to most of America? Today that Bill is faltering in the Senate and is all but impossible to get passed. The President and Democrats will use its failure to pass in the Senate during the upcoming campaigns of 2014. They have already started to blame its failure on Republicans. Never mind that Harry Reid told America he could not get 40 votes for the Feinstein amendment banning assault rifles. This means not even Democrats are ready to pass such a far reaching intrusion on the second amendment.

Here again listen to Senator Harry Reid

Regardless of what Democrats can pass through their own party, President Obama is still out on the campaign trail acting as if Republicans are solely responsible for the failure of passing gun control in 2013.

With the economy still faltering and the dismal jobs numbers recently reported, President Obama will soon give up Gun Control for his next big ticket item, Immigration.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has already jumped out front on this issue. She has stated again just like she has every year since she took over as Secretary. "The border is more secure today than it ever has been."

This statement is far from being the truth. The truth about illegal immigration and non enforcement of current law comes from people working on the front lines of our borders. Every American should listen to the people working to protect America before listening and trusting politicians that are proven to be untrustworthy.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Why Obama Failed

by Ronnie Spangler

There are many reasons why Barack Obama failed as President. The fundamental reason, he forgot the basic tenants of the office. Uphold the Constitution of the United States, do what is best for the country not what is best for one group or party, protect American citizens at home and abroad and be honest do not lie to the American people.

The job description for community organizers is the complete opposite of the office of the President. Community organizer's primary goal is to force government and employers to accept their demands for change that is in the self interest of the group they represent. The majority of demands from groups like ACORN relate to government provided housing, health care and education. They are not concerned with the overall effect it will have on the economy or the country. For this reason they continue to demand more and more until finally there is nothing left to demand.

When President Obama took office he thought he could lead the country the way he led as a community organizer. Because his party had control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate he could have anything he wanted without taking a leading role. When it came to Stimulus, Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Reid gave him what he wanted without restrictions. He then turned the spending over to Vice President Biden and the Department of Energy with a major emphasis on Green Energy. On Health Care, he left it entirely to Pelosi and Reid with the understanding they could pass it first and read it later.

Many believe that instead of upholding the Constitution he has violated it by circumventing the Congress with his continued use of executive orders. From Don't Ask Don't Tell to Defense of Marriage Act to Libya to Immigration and Homeland Security President Obama has ignored the wishes of Congress.

In respect to Homeland Security our southern border and what has happened with the Border patrol has been President Obama's biggest blunder. In 2009 Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas Jr. was ambushed beaten and murdered with his own weapon by five illegals that had snuck into the country with the sole purpose of robbing an agent of his night-vision equipment. Initially five were apprehended in Mexico by Mexican authorities. They still had agent Rosas' weapon in their possession. The FBI interviewed a 16 year old who told them how everyone was involved in the murder. A deal was struck and only the 16 year old plead guilty. The media ultimately forgot the case and little has been said about it since. Under pressure from a few people that still remember it DOJ is now prosecuting 2 more in San Diego but have asked the court to keep the hearing closed and records sealed.

Another agent Brian Terry was murdered with weapons provided by our government to Mexican Drug Cartels during the flawed Fast and Furious program. President Obama and Eric Holder did everything they could to cover up the failed policy and now say it was a program that began during the Bush Administration. This is an absolute lie. Agent Terry was murdered in 2010 and to this date no one has been brought to justice.

The most recent and biggest lie to come from the White House has been the Benghazi Libya terrorist attack that resulted in the murder of Ambassador Stevens and 3 other Americans. President Obama and his Administration has lied to America from the very beginning and is still trying to cover up who was responsible for Ambassador Susan Rice going on national television saying it was not a terrorist attack.

The economy is still in deep trouble, the Middle East is about to explode, Al Qaeda is regaining ground in Iraq, Libya, Syria and in most of the African continent yet the President until this week was saying, " bin Laden is dead and Al Qaeda is on the run." Only partly right, Al Qaeda is not on the run. They are attacking our Embassies and killing our people.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Liberal Version of Ten Commandments

by Ronnie Spangler

1)  Thou shall place no other God before Barack Obama, Thou shall use all forms of Deception Distortion and  Distraction to keep Barack Obama in power.

2)  Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, other than Barack and Michelle Obama.

3)  Thou shalt not take the name of Barack or Michelle Obama thy God and Goddess in vain.

4) Remember the sabbath day, keep it holy for Barack Obama thy living God.

5) Honor Barack and Michelle Obama so that you may live long in the land without the fear of Drones.

6) Thou shalt not kill any person or persons that follow or believe in his holiness Barack Obama.

7) If you are NOT a Democrat or Progressive, Thou shalt not commit adultery.

8) Unless you are following the teaching of Barack Obama and redistributing wealth, Thou shalt not steal.

9) Thou shalt not bear witness or protest against any decisions made by the king of all kings, Barack Obama.

10) Thou shall covet all possessions of the wealthy and redistribute wealth according to Barack Obama.

These are the teachings of the Church Of Liberalism and shall be placed in all public buildings for all to see and bear witness to; it shall also be mandated that all churches and public schools shall post these Commandments in the most visible area so that all may read and understand the new laws of the land as prescribed by his Holiness Barack Obama.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Questions Concerning Obama Reelection

by Ronnie Spangler

What are your thoughts about Mitt Romney as a GOP candidate?

Mitt Romney is an exceptional candidate for the GOP. If he stays on message, which is the economy and jobs, he will be the next President. The deciding factor will be the debates. The Obama campaign has tried every distraction they can think of to derail the Romney campaign. Now they are pinning their hopes on a friendly media during the fall debates. During these debates the media will do everything possible to embarrass and force Romney to deviate from his message. President Obama will not be forced to defend his record while Gov Romney will be forced to answer questions about Healthcare, Bain Capital, religion and social issues. He cannot fall into the Obama orchestrated trap or he will lose every debate.

What do you think about Obama and his chances for re-election?

I have always considered Obama a con artist at best. If you check my archives and read some of my previous post you will find I have never supported President Obama. I spend a lot of time traveling throughout our southwestern states from Texas to southern California. He will win California by promising to bail them out of their current financial situation and catering to the Latino vote. He will promise them everything and paint Republicans as an uncaring racist party that will deport every Hispanic undocumented person in the state. As the election gets closer and the economy continues to falter I would give the advantage to Gov Romney. As the price of oil continues to fall the price of gas will also fall by the election rolls around. If people understand that this is only a short term event and realize that the price will go back up after the elections are over, this could still be an issue that Gov Romney can win on. Its too early to predict President Obama's
chances for re-election but Gov Romney is trending up and is looking good for a Romney Presidency.

What do you think will be the main issue in November election?

If Gov Romney can stay focused it will be the economy and jobs. If not and he falls into the Obama media trap, the main issue will become more about Romney and his past record and less about Obama and his dismal record.

How do you think Social Media will play a role in this campaign? and can you compare it to Obama's campaign of 2008?

In 2008 Sen Obama owned the Social Media, now the Conservatives and Independents are very close to taking over sites like Twitter Facebook. I believe the recent decision by GM to pull their advertising from Facebook had more to do with politics than revenue. More an more sites in favor of Gov Romney are popping up on Facebook and this was a warning to them, if you refuse to show support for Obama you will lose our advertising. However, it will not work.

With all the bias being shown by the networks and print media, more and more people are turning to Social Media for information. It is clear that all of the networks including MSNBC and CNN are once again supporting President Obama and will say or do anything to help in his re-election. This is why their ratings have dropped to historical lows. The public simply does not trust the media anymore.

What is your opinion of Super PACs and its influence in this race?

Regardless of what the polls show or what people say when publicly answering this question, Super Pacs will heavily influence how people vote. Like everything else the Democrat Party has done, all of the negative ads coming from Democrat Super Pacs will backfire on President Obama. So far every Democrat negative ad that has been run by the President has been answered by the Romney Campaign or a Super Pac that endorses Gov Romney. I also believe President Obama's flip flop on using Super Pacs and venture capitalist donors will come back to haunt him this fall.

As it stands now.

As more and more people become involved in this election cycle and as they learn more about Gov Romney I believe he will continue to gain support. This election will hinge on President Obama's record and the direction he is currently taking America. With Europe falling apart and states like California facing bankruptcy due to overspending, Americans are afraid the country is headed in the wrong direction.

For a long time Obama supporters have been suffering from Buyer's Remorse. They really don't like the way President Obama has handled the office but they have no where to turn. They know President Obama will not fulfill his campaign promises but they find it too hard to admit they were wrong. The only alternative they have is to stay home and not participate in his re-election. If they decide to place the country before ideology this could happen.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

President, Oil and Gas

by Ronnie Spangler

Democrats, the media and Obama surrogates are claiming President Obama and his policies can have no impact on the price of oil or gas. If this is true why are Democrats calling for the President to release oil from our strategic oil supply? They cannot have it both ways. If presidential policies and actions have no impact then why add more oil to the world market from our strategic oil reserve?

Here's what I know. When gas and oil prices were this high in 2008 everyone was screaming for President Bush to do something. Democrats in Congress were saying President Bush was allowing speculators and oil companies to gouge Americans. They were all saying President Bush was somehow connected with oil companies and afraid to do anything that might hurt oil company profits.

The media showed endless reports of people selling their blood to buy gas, milk, or food for their babies. They kept asking President Bush, what are you going to do. In May President Bush lifted the executive ban on offshore drilling. The market reacted and the price of oil fell. Congress resisted until Sept when Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid let the Congressional ban expire. Again the market responded and the price of oil fell. By Dec of 2008 the price of oil was around $75 per barrel and the price of gas was around $1.59 per gallon.

When President Obama took office the price of oil was around $78 and the price of gas averaged around $1.89. President Obama and a Democrat Congress led by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid immediately reinstated the bans along the east coast, west coast and parts of Alaska. The price of oil and gas began to rise. After the Gulf coast accident President Obama overreacted by placing a moratorium on drilling in the Gulf. The ban is still in place today and the price of oil and gas continues to rise.

President Bush relaxed the restrictions on drilling and opened up more federal land and increased the number of drilling permits. By doing this, today we are reaping the benefits from increased domestic production. Imagine where we would be today if he had not opened up federal lands and increased the number of permits.

President Obama wants to take credit for the increase in domestic production of oil but the truth is he has rejected all attempts to open federal lands. In fact his policies have decreased the amount of federal land available for drilling. Using EPA he has regulated drilling to the point that it has become almost impossible to open new drilling sites.

For Democrats and the media to say the President has no impact on the price of oil or gas is laughable at best and a flat out lie at worse.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

War On Religion Or United States Constitution

By Ronnie Spangler

The latest news coming out of the White House is President Obama' mandate for contraceptives. 1st he required all religious organizations to offer contraception in their insurance coverage for all employees without charge, free. After the Catholic Church leaders pushed back President Obama said he would "accommodate" religious institutions and charities by not requiring them to pay for contraception, but now the insurance companies must provide them free of charge.

United States Bishops have rejected this accommodation for reasons stated in this letter. According to the Bishops, "At this point, it would appear that self-insuring religious employers, and religious insurance companies, are not exempt from this mandate." I would totally agree. Organizations like Christian Healthcare and National Jewish Health may be required to provide birth control contraceptives under HHS rules. Other religious affiliates that are basically insurance companies servicing their particular religion, may also be required to provide contraception regardless of their religious beliefs.

It seems HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has persuaded President Obama to believe that contraception such as the morning after pill and birth control pills are healthcare drugs similar to penicillin. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact most birth control pills warn that prolonged use may slightly increase a woman's risk of breast cancer and cervical cancer, according to the National Cancer Institute.

This how the Bishops stated it, "First, we objected to the rule forcing private health plans — nationwide, by the stroke of a bureaucrat's pen—to cover sterilization and contraception, including drugs that may cause abortion. All the other mandated "preventive services" prevent disease, and pregnancy is not a disease. Moreover, forcing plans to cover abortifacients violates existing federal conscience laws. Therefore, we called for the rescission of the mandate altogether." I think everyone can agree pregnancies are not an illness or disease.

The 1st Amendment of the United States Constitution emphatically states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

In simple terms since Congress is the only element of Gov that can write laws, the Gov including the President cannot write any rule or law that prohibits churches, religious charities or their affiliates from exercising their religious beliefs. This would include their decision not to offer birth control pills or any other form of contraception.

It wasn't long ago that Congress attempted to restrict how the internet was being used in America. The public perceived it to be an attempt to censor speech and pushed back against their Bill. Congress gave in to the public outcry and killed the bill. This is one example of why the approval rating for Congress is at 10%. President Obama implied that if this Bill had passed Congress he would have signed it into law. Everyone but Congress and President Obama saw this as an attack on free speech and I agree.

As I see it this latest little tidbit coming from the Obama Healthcare law is both a war on religion and an attack on our Constitution. Is President Obama trying to do this for purely ideological reasons or in this election cycle is he simply trying to divide and conquer. Remember it wasn't long ago that President Obama was wailing against Wall Street, calling them fat cats, and wailing against the evils of Super Pacs. He also campaigned against the 1% and was instrumental in the birth of the Occupy Wall Street crowd. Now he has dropped the "fat cat" language and is accepting money from Wall Street and Super Pacs. Only President Obama knows why he is doing the things he is doing. Maybe he is still angry at the Supreme Court after his 9-0 loss in the Hosanna-Tabor Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC case. Most people have renamed it the Obama vs Religious Liberty case.

It is clear to me that if President Obama and his Progressive allies are waging a war on religion in America, he will lose. Its also clear if this is a war on our Constitution he will likewise lose. In the end he will also lose his bid for reelection and may very well cause the Democrats to lose control of the Senate.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Drone Technology No Longer A Secret

By Ron Spangler

Does the capture of the top secret RQ-170 Drone over Iran spell the beginning of the end for the United States' stealth technology superiority?

Has President Obama relied too much on the Drone weapons system in his overall foreign policy plans?

Was his decision to avoid any attempts to destroy the Drone a mistake?

Will the capture of our top secret stealth Drone have long range ramifications for our air superiority abilities over hostile nations?

The answer to all of these questions is probably yes. It is within reason to believe that within hours after the Drone was captured both China and Russia had their best people heading for Iran to inspect the Drone. It is also reasonable to suspect both countries are capable of reverse engineering the technology to build their own versions of the Drone. Considering it's not uncommon for countries like China and Russia to send their students to the USA to be trained and earn degrees in engineering, is it not logical that they could easily use their knowledge for reverse engineering of our weapons systems?.

After countries like Russia and China have conquered the challenge to reverse engineer our technology the question becomes how long before they are able to come up with a successful defense for that technology. It is clear that they already have some degree of knowledge on how to hack into the guidance and control systems of our drones. How else can the Pentagon explain losing control of the drone and someone directing it to land 100 miles inside Iran without damaging the drone beyond recognition.

If it is true that President Obama refused to destroy the drone out of fear Iran would declare it an act of war, then it will go down as one of the biggest blunders this President has made as Commander In Chief.

Only time will tell how costly this incident will be to the USA, unfortunately I believe it will be very costly. President Obama has made the drone his number one weapon in fighting terrorist and in ways of spying on our enemies. It is unknown how many countries we are spying on and how many continents we have drones flying over. After this I'm certain the number will be reduced and President Obama will have to rethink future drone missions.

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Penn State Paterno Media and Society

by Ron Spangler

As a person living in America that does not follow college sports I can honestly say I knew very little about Joe Paterno until the Penn State story broke in the news. I would also bet that I am not in the minority when it comes to Joe. If a survey of the entire country had been taken before this story came out I would bet that 2/3 of America would say, I don't know the name.

It is not only Paterno's actions during the 15 year Sandusky child rape and molestation period that ruined Paterno's legacy, but also the nonstop 24/7 sanctimonious coverage of what we call news. Listening to and reading reports about what happened at Penn State would make a person think Joe Paterno was as bad if not worse than Sandusky. To me there is more than enough blame to go around.

I find it hard to believe that this was going on for over 15 years at Penn State and no news agency in the country heard about it. Where were the parents, the local community, the students, the state and local officials, and everyday citizens of Pennsylvania? In short where was our society and has it come to a point that we sometimes feel it is better to look the other way then it is to get involved.

The media from all areas whether it is print, television, radio, or internet would like for us to believe that no reporter for the past 15 years ever heard of any rumors or allegations of child abuse or molestations surrounding Sandusky.

In 15 years no victim ever told his parents, a friend, a cousin, anyone?

In 15 years no one ever came forth with these allegations to police or local news outlets?

After witnessing the rape of an 11 year old boy and telling Joe Paterno he saw something in the shower that did not look right, did Mike McQueary ever tell anyone else?

It is so easy for everyone to say exactly what they would have done if they had been in the shoes of the parents, Joe Paterno, or Mike McQueary. However when I see people walking buy an injured pedestrian that has just been hit by an oncoming car or watch as a person is being severely beaten by a mob, I wonder how involved would we become in a situation like this.

After all of the self righteous indignation being raised by the media against individuals at Penn State has reached the maximum amount of ratings, it is certain the media will move on to something else to report. Sadly for America we too will move on.

Maybe it is time we as Americans take a long look at our culture and ask what happened to us. There was a time that if any American saw what Mike McQueary says he saw, that American would have taken the law into his own hands. Today I am afraid there are more people like Mike McQueary and Joe Paterno than we would like to admit.

I'm afraid our society has turned into more of a Occupy Wall Street society than we would like to admit. Their attitude is a selfish me first attitude that is willing to overlook crimes in their own encampments if those crimes, like rape or murder, could damage their image. Also politicians and political parties have taken this same attitude. Knowing the general population has a short memory, President Obama has refused to commit on things like Operation Fast and Furious, or Solyndra. For the same reason the Democrat party is refusing to commit and very few are coming to Obama's defense.

Maybe its time we take a look at the direction we as a nation and a society are heading in and say its time we returned to our roots. Maybe we should consider right from wrong and take action when we see something going on that is wrong. Maybe we should not have to worry whether our taking action will somehow effect us negatively in the future. Maybe we should question whether we care more for our individual lives or more for God, Country and Family.

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