May 26th, 2013
Conservative Refocus News/ The Examiner
By Barry Secrest
Rep. Andre Carson (D) Indiana, has submitted a bill which would require a mental health "check-up" for deployed and pre-deployment members of the US military to be considered on the heels of the Memorial day season. The bill, HR 1463 which is titled "The Military Suicide Reduction Act," is slated to come before the House Armed services Committee Panel for approval on June the 5th, 2013.
The military mental health bill was introduced by the 2nd Muslim ever to be elected to US Congress and a frequent Left-Wing critic of the US military presence in Iraq, while largely supporting the war in Afghanistan.
A Radical Liberal Background
However, Rep. Andre Carson is also the same elected official who thinks that the US public education system should be modeled after Islamic schools and was named as one of the world's top 500 most influential Muslims.
In May of 2012, Rep.Carson stated this:
America will never tap into educational innovation and ingenuity without looking at the model that we have in our madrassas, in our schools, where innovation is encouraged, where the foundation is the Koran. And that model that we are pushing in some of our schools meets the multiple needs of students. …I have found that we need an educational model that is current, that meets the needs of our students. America must understand that she needs Muslims.
In July of 2012, Carson indicated that 9/11 was "tough on Muslims"--to which some might append, "maybe" but the Islamists were kind of tough on the US too, during the terrorist breach of September 2001. Carson also, much like the IRS and the Obama administration, despises Tea Party Conservatives and has used "KKK imagery" to smear the Tea Party on several occasions.
In August of 2011, Carson indicated that the Tea Party 'wants black Americans hanging on a tree' at a congressional black caucus event. The website Govtrack places Rep. Carson in the same general ideological position as Rep. Maxine Waters, thereby making Carson one of the more Left-leaning members of an already radical Democrat Congress, and by default, extraordinarily suspect when cobbling bills aimed at the US military.
Below is an outtake on Carson from the American Thinker:
In light of his role models, Carson's lies about the Tea Party and peaceful ObamaCare protesters outside the Capitol calling Representative John Lewis the N-word "15 times" makes sense. It puts to rest any doubt about his adherence to Farrakhan's world view. Just because Andre Carson occasionally has to throw his mentors under the bus à la Obama doesn't mean he's not a believer. As a faithful follower, he will say and do anything his masters tell him to do.
Troops would be required to get a mental health checkup once every six months when deployed to contingency operations under a draft version of the 2014 defense bill approved by the House Armed Services Committee’s personnel panel.
Under the provision, service members would rate an in-person mental health screening every 180 days that they are operationally deployed.
These screenings would be in addition to ones already in place pre- and post-deployment, required 120 days before deployment and three times after deployment: between 90 to 180 days, 181 days and 18 months, and 18 and 30 months.
Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., originally sponsored HR 1464, the Military Mental Health Empowerment Act, that proposed the new in-theater screenings to improve behavioral health services on the front lines.
“We are quick to diagnose and treat service members who are injured in combat, with medics rushing to those who are struck by enemy IEDs or gunfire,” Carson said. “But when it comes to the mental health challenges placed on our service members, we abandon them through months of deployment to deal with post traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicidal thoughts.”
According to the Navy Times "The House Armed Services Committee will consider the legislation on June 5." However the website Govtrack gives Carson's bill little chance for approval at this juncture, yet, caution might still be called for.
To protect our soldiers, this instance of possible discrimination might warrant concerned citizens to contact their congressional representatives and let them know how discriminatory such a requirement could be.
The possible unwarranted attachment of a diagnosis of mental illness could haunt these men for the rest of their careers, not to mention the fact that such a requirement could be misused in much the same way the Obama Regime has misused other government agencies. Mental illness and its symptoms are often subject only to the whims of the professional administering such a diagnosis.
But, if the bill should pass, it only seems fair that the law should apply to each branch of government service rather than only the military. Especially after a series of governmental instances of:
-Failure to defend the US foreign service on the ground in Benghazi
-Targeting the Tea Party at a number of elected officials behest
-Targeting Christians and other Conservative groups
-Shipping weapons to Mexican gangsters
-Illegally purloining phone records of hundreds of journalists and even an entire media organization
-Doing nothing to limit America's whopping $17 trillion dollar debt
While Rep.Carson's bill as being presented seems configured to ostensibly help members of the military, such a bill could also easily backfire on US military men and especially veterans who while being in need of help, are often required to pay a hefty price as a result.
Some Veterans in need of financial help have recently received letters from the US government indicating a judgment of inability to handle their own affairs which resulted in a subsequent loss of their right to own firearms.
May 19th, 2013
"Please don't let the IRS scandal distract you from the Benghazi scandal?" How about "Please don't let the Benghazi scandal distract you from the IRS scandal," pay equal attention to them BOTH and don't forget about the AP scandal.....
Conservative Refocus/ The Examiner
By Barry Secrest
What do you get from the Obama Regime when journalists repeatedly ask a severely damaging question ten different ways? Ten different answers, all meaning the same thing, and none of them actually answering the question, insisting that the answer is "irrelevant."
Indeed, if the answer is irrelevant, then why not simply voice it?
The question is very simple, so why is it that no one will admit to where the President was when US soil came under fire in Benghazi? Only the President has the authority to act or not act in such foreign hostility situations, as the case may be.
The urgent call came in and the President failed to perform his assigned duties, it's as simple as that. Or is it? According to the Obama Regime, other branches of the government and their underlings made the bad call, being the CIA and the State Department.
“We should not only fire the head of the IRS, which has occurred, but we’ve got to go down the line and find every single person who had anything to do with this and make sure that they are removed from the IRS and the word goes out that this is unacceptable,” she said. “It is un-American, it is wrong, and it cannot occur again.”
So, why would an entire US revenue agency be devoted to such a non-revenue generating cause as political harassment?
Notice here that the Senator pointedly directs her remarks towards the IRS only and wants an investigation "down the line" and not "up the line."
However, the problem with this argument is that it assumes that political bias, which is clearly not supposed to be an IRS consideration, was being pursued despite the fact that there would be no actual advantage in agency revenue or otherwise in going after only a certain group or individuals.
So, why would an entire US revenue agency be devoted to such a time-wasting, non-revenue generating cause as political harassment? Once one answers that question, and the answer is quite obvious, then we can see this particular argument going up in smoke.
In addition, we do know that the culpable IRS Commissioner resigned in November, as the story was just being hatched for the public to take note of. We also know that this systemic practice of harassment has been hitting both religious and social groups and individuals nationwide, other than those whom are just socio-political in nature, and not just the 501 c groups.
Ultimately, these attacks are almost impossible to be couched as simply an organic bureaucratic contagion that spread by non-verbal, associative contact, alone. But, according to satirical writer Andy Borowitz of the New Yorker, here is how Borowitz would, with tongue-in-cheek, imagine how Obama might have attacked these damaging facts which keep coming out, in covering a fake radio address by Obama summarizing his plight:
“Right now, many of you are angry at the government, and no one is angrier than I am,” he said. “Quite frankly, I am glad that I have had no involvement in such an organization.”
The President’s outrage only increased, he said, when he “recently became aware of a part of that government called the Department of Justice.”
“The more I learn about the activities of these individuals, the more certain I am that I would not want to be associated with them,” he said. “They sound like bad news.”
Mr. Obama closed his address by indicating that beginning next week he would enforce what he called a “zero tolerance policy on governing.” “If I find that any members of my Administration have had any intimate knowledge of, or involvement in, the workings of the United States government, they will be dealt with accordingly,” he said.
Now that's satire, my friends.
But, just remember the following as all of these events unfold and many journalists and pundits try to find any perpetrator other than El Magnifico:
Critical analysis would seem to dictate that even an infectious disease has a defined traceable origin, and so it is with Obama's great trifecta of highly questionable government activities.
But then again, even after all those play-action figures of warrior Obama taking down Osama Bin Laden single-handedly, we can never discount the possibility that this could all simply be Bush's fault in the end, as well....it's just a matter of time and that defense seems to be Obama's best, on an otherwise very weak bench of the usual suspects.
Related from October 2010:
May 15th, 2013
-The Benghazi scandal
-The Obama DOJ actually seized months of phone records of Associated Press journalists secretly
-Obama's EPA also targeted Conservative Groups while giving Liberal and green energy groups carte' blanche
It's as if everything Conservatives have been warning about for the last five years has been proven true and in spades. In the Jon Stewart video above, you get to actually see the gut-reaction of most Liberals upon finding out that their man Obama is not, necessarily, the Messiah they all thought that he was.
More like the Beast, quite frankly.
But, a Liberal Media Star who actually has the intellectual honesty to point out how absurd and completely wrong this Saul Alinsky-style Conservative-Christian-Right-wing targeting is, rather than trying to defend it like many Leftists?
This is the difference between a true old-style Liberal and mindless, Left-Wing, apparatchik-like "Social Liberals." In fact today, in the modern day, Social Liberal is actually code for Socialists or Socialism, a US grouping of pinheads which have grown in number like weeds in the last eight years.
Indeed, Liberals don't always follow the same codes much in the same vein as Conservatives for those who might be surprised at Stewart's reaction. For instance, Sen. Rand Paul, a Conservative super-star, has often spoke of himself as a "classical government Liberal" which essentially means less government and more Liberty, a thing completely in opposition to the radical Liberals of today.
Hmmm.... really, many might be saying right now?
Yes, it is true but one must remember that the times and the history dictate the defining of the various ideologies as the meanings sway and blur over the years. The Founders, who set forth the foundation of America, were in fact, classical government Liberals. This is mainly because, in their day, the Founders were bucking the trends of current tradition and thought, and setting off on a completely new path and form of government, which was not at all conventional in its time.
Thus they were the Liberals of their time, but as their ideological brilliance grew and spread into the mainstream of the day, it became more of a foundation of US political tradition, which embarks the term Conservative in the modern day.
We Conservatives may not agree with Stewart on most political points, but at least we can respect him as one of the few on the radicalized Left who stands mostly on principle. However, Stewart runs a comedy show, for heaven's sake, albeit one highly successful.
Which leads us to the next big story as it regards principles or rather those who show a rather startling lack of any principles whatsoever.....
In the above clip we can see holder showing opossum-like outrage at Rep. Darrell Issa's audacity at calling him out for sending 1,200 emails with nothing but the "To and From" headers
Apparently, Holder thinks it perfectly normal to delete all the contents of congressionally requested emails, other than the "To and From" headers.
He feigns outrage, in fact, at being questioned about such a normal and typical thing, to him. A typical Saul Alinksy maneuver, by the way, feigning outrage at the outraged response of doing a clearly outrageous thing.
When Issa challenged him on the blank emails, Holder stated this:
It is inappropriate and too consistent with the way in which you conduct yourself as a member of Congress," the attorney general said. "It is unacceptable. And it's shameful."
Unacceptable and shameful? Quite frankly, Holders idiomatic response could be a neat summary of his frequent and illegitimate escapades as a US Attorney General.
This particular drama is due to the congressional hearing being held on May 15, 2013 over what has become Obama's Towering Inferno of an Administration.
But then, after all of this, the President went and made it "all good" by firing the acting IRS Commissioner. Unfortunately for Obama, there is one, really, really, monster- big problem with Obama's pathetic ploy.
The ceremonial faux IRS execution that took place under the leadership of El Magnifico, was all for show, ladies and gentlemen.
The fall-guy Commissioner, Steven Miller, who was already slated to leave in June, as interim Commissioner, was fired by Obama today.
However, Obama fall-guy Commissioner Steven Miller was not even in place a at the IRS until November of 2012.
Yes indeed, hired on Nov. 10, 2012 is the actual date.
The IRS targeting took place all the way back into, at least, 2011 and probably before that, as many of those who dissent and got punished, sometimes severely, can factually attest.
No, it would seem that we need to investigate the former commissioner, Douglas Schulman, who was hired in 2008 and left in 2012, when this story truly began percolating out into political circles and the media.
Indeed, he was the bureaucrat in charge of an agency which tried to make anyone who disagreed, or held a different belief or even faith, miserable for not bowing to the President's urgent need to transform America by any and all means available.
Obama apparently thinks the American people are well beyond stupid, and he might be about half correct, at this point. But anyone who thinks this solves the entire problem and absolves the president has drank far too much Kool-aid.
Maybe now would be a good time to revisit Obama's birth certificate too.... I mean , we might as well while we're about it......
May 8th, 2013
Well, it appears that the Benghazi dam has broke and all of the information that has been withheld is now gushing forth from no less than government whistleblowers, but how will it affect his Eminence? Many believe that Obama's 2nd term could be cut short, however either way, the Obama agenda has been side-tracked even further, which is a good thing, no doubt.
The question now becomes will the mainstream media beyond Fox and other conservative outlets cover this debacle? Even if the establishment media does try to sidetrack the facts from the hearings, the Regime appears to be in a spate of even more rough-going for the near future. More on this as it developes.
Which also brings us to what could be termed the nadir of Obama-think as can be seen in the Youtube video above. Does this guy even believe himself? We don't think so.
It is, indeed, Interesting that in the midst of El Magnifico's 2nd "executive Order" term, President Obama is urging students to "reject" anyone that warns of government tyranny, especially after the force-passed 20,000 Page regulatory Obamacare debacle that continues to unfold.
But what do other, perhaps, greater Presidents say about government tyranny?
Glad you asked:
When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty~Thomas Jefferson
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master~George Washington
Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people~John Adams
Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties~Abraham Lincoln
And then we have Barack Obama, who says:
They'll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner, you should reject these voices~Barack Obama
Below is the full text:
OBAMA: Unfortunately, you've grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that's at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They'll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices. Because what they suggest is that our brave, and creative, and unique experiment in self-rule is somehow just a sham with which we can't be trusted.
We have never been a people who place all our faith in government to solve our problems. We shouldn't want to. But we don't think the government is the source of all our problems, either. Because we understand that this democracy is ours. And as citizens, we understand that it's not about what America can do for us, it's about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but absolutely necessary work of self-government. And class of 2013, you have to be involved in that process.
But the miasma of misinformation didn't stop there, none other than Dick "The Landslide" Morris decided to get in on the act of blaming Conservative Icon Rush Limbaugh, for not being establishment enough and even losing elections for the Republicans who seem to do a bang-up job on their own. However, most CR readers know how attacking El Rushbo flies with this site, so here was our response in defense of Rush:
I like Dick Morris, don't get me wrong, but I love Rush Limbaugh, having practically grown up with him, and it's certainly not Rush's fault that Dick didn't get the landslide for Romney that he predicted in front of God and everyone and then disappeared for a few months, understandably.
I would have never made that prediction, by the way, despite high hopes.
But Dick did make the prediction and he was stunningly wrong then, just as he's stunningly wrong now. You don't give these illegals amnesty or even free squatting rights without securing the border first "period," Dick, you spectacular pinhead and you should know this by now.
You cannot trust the Radical Democrats to secure the border on a future promise, especially when these 12 million new voters cast their Democratic votes as newly minted citizens, Dick, you inimitable dumbass.
You want identity politics, Dick? Then go over to the Democrats, which by the way, is where you were once long ago as Clinton's chief adviser. Now seriously, can anyone imagine Rush or even me being Obama's chief advisor?
I didn't think so and therein lies Dick's rub. (and I'm being nice here Dicky)
Does Dick really want to alienate himself by taking on the titular head of American conservatism?
But the rebuttals didn't end there, when Barney Frank decided to take on the Tea Party one more time by comparing the Party to Al Qaeda, of all things. The Washington Examiner stated the following about Frank's remarks, and we kindly integrated our remarks right back at Mr. Frank, as follows:
Former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., responding to al-Qaeda’s criticism of his sexual orientation in the latest issue of their magazine, compared the terrorist organization to the Tea Party and cracked that the two groups are “aligned” with each other against gay marriage.
This, from the guy who is allied with the Occupy anarchists?
The Tea Party, to my knowledge, is not at all concerned about gay marriage. Marry anyone you want, just don't ask us to sanction it as a traditional marriage, pinhead.
“I wonder how the right wing in America feels about being aligned with al-Qaeda?” Frank said to Buzzfeed, adding that “there is an irony that the most active anti-gay [groups] are al-Qaeda and the American right-wing.”
CR: Indeed? al-Qaeda is an Islamic extremist group predicated on Leftist totalitarian control and constantly defended by Left-Wing groups such as the Democrat Party, the Liberal media, and of course, the President.
That is the true irony, and where might Barney the pervert dinosaur fit into all of that, is the actual question at play.
The latest issue of Al-Qaeda’s Inspire magazine spotlights “Barney Frank, Gay Congressman, Symbol of the American Dream” to argue that the United States is “a nation standing on no values.”
"It sounded like what the Tea Party said when I got married,” Frank replied.
CR: Thou do'st protest to much, quite frankly, Mr. Frank.
Neither I, nor many of my erstwhile bretheren have even thought about you or your churlish singular wit since you got run out of your congressional district. I know that's painful, but we've all been dealing with the banking meltdown that you helped cause.
Plus, we can't all run lucrative male prostitution rings out of our garages, you know. I mean, where we would park our pick-up trucks?
But, remember what you said in early 2008, as the head of the congressional banking committee? "Fannie May and Freddie Mac are healthy, nothing to worry about," right.....we saw what that got us.....double-pinhead
Frank’s comments come about a week after an NPR analyst suggested that “anti-government, right-wing” terrorists attacked the Boston Marathon.
Then, ladies and Gentlemen, there was this:
Since when did Congress begin administering joint resolutional labotomies? Imagine a world without balloons, Liberal Democrat Hank Johnson says. Perchance, imagine a world without elected buffoons, we respond.
He was talking about the federal helium reserve management and it's apparent funding...yeah, we have one of those departments and we probably spend millions on it.
But do we also have a federal elected moron management department? If so, heads should be rolling, and soon. However that action would have to be run through the federal head-rolling reserve department for approval, no doubt.
One glance and any quick listen to Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson, and despite the bedlam lying all around us, you actually begin to feel lucky in ruminating over the fact that despite this type of vacuous leadership, America has still managed to somehow stay afloat.
Now, for those who think the Congressman was just kidding, due to the ultra-high levels of dumb and even dumber, there's this:
The Admiral in this clip should get an award for his unparalleled ability at not falling over in insane, body convulsive, laughter when confronted with unashamed hyper-stupidity. If this guy were a Republican, he would have been long gone or worse.
Maybe it's simply Hank's congressional district:
That would explain much.....