November 18th, 2012
According to the various web statistic organizations, on Sunday Morning, November the 18th, 2012, the hottest story in the nation is one regarding a blow to the head of a monkey during an apparent zoo break-in, which ultimately kllled the monkey.
Has anyone stopped to ask why this is such earth-shattering news?
- With the Mideast on the brink of war, over thirty people having been killed
- The recent loss of jobs for over 18,500 people
- The layoffs and firings of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of other people after the election of an admitted anti-capitalist President
- A $17 trillion dollar debt, which promises to raze the US economic landscape if not dealt with precisely and decisively
- Four human beings dead in a US Mission where regime leaders sought to cover-up the incident in order to deflect attention away from an administration, which allowed it to easily occur without taking any action, even after repeated warnings four months earlier
- A culpable US Secretary of State who has gone largely MIA since the Libya incident occurred, directly under her watch
- A former top general whose named has been dragged through the mud and outed in a scandal due to his not accepting the Regime's version of events in speaking truthfully to his fellow citizens.
- An individual who culminated this former General's downfall is later to be found to have had several social event meetings with the very White House that the former General chose not to lie for
- Numerous top military leaders having been released for their military roles for various injuries in or to the Regime's talking points dialogue
- The nationalization and federal oversite of the Nation's healthcare system, which has already wreaked havoc on the very businesses that employ America
- An unemployment rate that has rocketed upwards suspiciously and immediately after a national general election
- A news media, which took over two months to report much of these issues indicated due to its ideological support of the regime in power, when that same media should be delving into each of these stories in order to ascertain the actual truth of what did or did not happen
- Not to mention a complete solicitude concerning the over one million dead human babies taken every year before birth, and the joyful support of that sad fact as a necessary and crucial thing
- Finally, a downturn in the European economy amounting to a new recession to the nation's number one export customer, which can only hurt America's jobs even worse...
All of the above and much, much more ,and yet America is most concerned about a poor, dead, monkey in a tiny little Idaho zoo.But even worse?
This redoubtable concern totally ignores the fact that one American dies from something every thirteen seconds of every day.
All of this even while the US prepares for the joyful consumption of another, perhaps tastier critter, in the form of millions of turkeys, for Thanksgiving dinners all across America. Indeed, not a bad thing at all, but when weighing the nature of the one thing to the other?
The conclusion from any cultural outsider would invariably encompass an overall sentiment of wondering "What in the hell?" Especially for those in Asia, who have a decidedly different cultural outlook with regard to monkeys, cattle or even rodents
Either way, you just can't make this stuff up......
November 12th, 2012
Conservative Refocus / The Examiner
By Barry Secrest
While the Obama administration has repeatedly indicated its strong support for all forms of energy production, both throughout the President's 2012 campaign and his first four year term, a recent disclosure stunned many White House watchers.
On Friday, the Obama administration made its intent known to close over 1.6 million acres of western US territory which had been formerly dedicated to oil shale and tar sands energy production.
The Obama Administration announcement shocked many due largely to its timing, being only three days after a major 2012 election in which American energy dependence was a central argument.
One of the reasons given for the land closing was due to a bird which has apparently been under stress of late. The increasingly endangered sage grouses and its possible environmental habitat disturbance was the reason for federal concern, despite the fact that the sage grouse is not actually considered an endangered species.
According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the sage grouse "could be a possible candidate in the future."
However, Bobby McEnaney, an environmental lands development spokesperson, indicated that the move by the Obama administration was important due to the fact that it is a step in "significantly reducing" America's land availability for leasing by energy companies.
While many Democrats laud President Obama's penchant for curtailing fossil fuel energy production, a number of others have taken issue with the Obama administration's efforts. US Senate Democrat Jon Tester, who recently won his Montana re-election race, is one of those Democrats.
Senator Tester, in 2012, was forced to distance himself from Obama's energy policies in order to gain re-election directly because of Montana's growing employment numbers from the energy development sector. In that same vein, other Democrats also found themselves squarely against Obama's unpopular energy decisions, in many cases, crucially impairing both Obama and certain members of his party's re-electability.
Indeed, another major factor in the development of America's natural fuel production is one of economic impact. Several states have undergone an economic boom, with unemployment almost completely wiped out, as high paying energy jobs have created an employment haven for previously unemployed American workers.
Since 2007, over a half million jobs have been added to the economy directly due to energy exploration and development says Joel Kotkin, a Daily Beast correspondent who frequently writes on energy.
One of those projects was the 2012 Keystone XL pipeline project which would have utilized oil piped in from Canada to augment American energy stores. The nixed 1,700 mile pipeline should have been a victory cry for Obama's opposition, believe many Conservatives. In January of 2012, Obama made the decision to call off approval of the Keystone pipeline over worries of possible ground and water contamination, leaving the pipeline oil still available to the Chinese government.
Keystone, which would have added over $ 7 billion in private sector economic enhancement and over 13,000 jobs, was to have been the heartland's major economic project easily stimulating ancillary job growth while curtailing America's dependence on foreign oil imports.
Democratic Senators Kent Conrad (N.D.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Max Baucus (Mont.), Ben Nelson (Neb.), Mark Begich (Alaska), Joe Manchin (W.Va.), Mark Pryor (Ark.), Kay Hagan (N.C.), Mark Warner (Va.), Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) and Bob Casey (Pa.) were all in favor of the Keystone project which saw a large sector of bi-partisan approval, in addition to John Tester, of Montana.
Closing off large tracts of Federal land which incrementally worsens American energy independence has also been a major complaint of the Republican Party throughout the prior four years. In early 2010, Sen. Jim Demint described a massive Obama administration impetus aimed at taking over at least 10 million acres of land from Montana to New Mexico under the 1906 Federal Antiquities Act.
Under the act , which overrides virtually any state argument against federal land seizing, tracts of land can be taken by the government in order to protect endangered species. In this latest Obama land closing initiative, the lesser prairie chicken and the sand dune lizard, in addition to the badger and coyote, and earlier indicated sage grouse, were creatures listed as needful of protection.
In fact, two other Presidents have also used the 1906 Antiquities Act since its passage in 1906, one being President Carter and the other Bill Clinton. The US Government currently holds or has seized over 650 million acres of land at present, making up a total of over 29% of the nation's total land mass.
Another factor in the Obama administration's decision could ostensibly be traced to forced out EPA Administrator Al Armendariz, who claimed an overall philosophy of "crucifying oil and gas companies" by administration officials, as being operative with regard to American energy production.
November 9th, 2012
Conservative Refocus/ The Examiner
Over the days following President Obama's re-election, the US stock market has undergone a two day sell-off resulting in a loss of over 400 points. On Wednesday, immediately following the election, the market suffered it greatest single day loss of the year.
While numerous experts point to the Europe debt crisis or an approaching fiscal cliff in the US as the culprit, many business owners have indicated Obama's re-election as a direct cause of the faltering business climate and loss of confidence.
One Las Vegas business owner, after having warned his employees of a certain lay-off if Obama were re-elected, followed through with his ominous threat dropping one fifth of his work force in anticipation of a worsening environment.
The following is a list of companies which have announced layoffs directly as a result of President Obama's re-election. Many contracting businesses have indicated that the impending implementation of Obamacare, a looming threat of tax increases, and an overall anti-business environment will now prevail and perhaps even get worse, over the next four years prompting a defensive stance.
List of layoffs and closings courtesy of the website The Blaze:
• US Cellular -
• Rocketdyne -
• Brake Parts -
• Husqvarna -
• Bristol-Meyers -
Various Offices which will be closing as a result of re-election:
- Caterpillar Inc. will close its plant in Owatonna Minn.
- Mount Pleasant’s Albrecht Sentry Foods
- The Target store at Manassas Mall Va.
- Millennium Academy in Wake Forest NC
- Target Closing Kissimmee FL Location
- The Andover Gift Shop in Andover MA
- Grand Union Family Markets Closing Storrs Location CT
- Movie Scene Milford Location NH
- Update: TE Connectivity Closing Greensboro Plant – 620 Layoffs Expected
- Gomer’s Fried Chicken in South Kansas City
- Kmart in Homer Glen
- Fresh Market on Pine Street in Burlington
- AGC Glass North America to permanently close its Blue Ridge Plant in Kingsport Tenn.
- The Target store at Platte and Academy in Colorado Springs
- The Roses store on Reynold Road in Winston-Salem NC
- Meanders Kitchen losing its West Seattle location at 6032 California Ave
- Bost Harley-Davidson at 46th Avenue North and Delaware Ave. in West Nashville TN
- Townsend Booksellers in Oakland
- The Kmart store in Parkway Plaza off University Drive in Durham NC – 79 Jobs Lost
November 7th, 2012
Not a very exciting ending for Conservatives, to say the least.
Apparently, many of us misread what happened in 2010 as it could be applied to 2012. The questions of what exactly happened will swirl as we limp our way into 2013.
So, what do we take away from all of this?
Charles Krauthammer had some very interesting things to say about where we go from here. In essence, there is no mandate for Obama, the election was beyond close and still is not yet completely decided.
Romney appears to even have won the popular vote.
Further, the Republican controlled House has actually gained seats, meaning they are not going to budge, nor will many of us. We know that running a $ 17 trillion deficit, soon to become $ 20 trillion is a disaster waiting to happen. However, numerous among us, apparently, do not feel that way.
I hope, with all of my heart, that our contentions as Conservatives, as it regards the enormous deficit we are amassing, will not be proven true anytime soon. But, truth be told, if it's not us, it will be our children, and you can take that to the bank, perhaps in a wheelbarrow.
In that vein, congratulations are in order for both the Obama administration and its largest campaign donor, America's Fourth Estate, the collusive Mainstream Media, which the Conservative media was unable to overcome, at least not in this cycle.
The question for Conservatives at this point is: What did we do wrong? To answer that question, we would need to travel back in our time machine to at least a generation ago. Falling asleep at the wheel is always fraught with unwanted happenstance, and so we can observe that outcome here.
Our lack of success, despite a cornucopia of oppositional errors, is glaring in its deficiency.
But, once again, it is important to remember that Romney, at this writing, has won the popular vote, which means that Obama has no mandate to operate from, and he now knows it, not that it will have any true meaning with the re-elected President.
However, there will be other signals that come in to play with regard to the other races embedded within the 2012 election. All of that aside, I had toyed with the thought of perhaps loosening up my political perspicacity to a lesser degree with a Romney win.
Alas, that does not appear to be in the cards, despite the fact that North Carolina, my state, was switched back to a red state. something of which we are infinitely proud.
Quite frankly and as I see it now, we now have only a few more states to go, and we have four years to get it done, assuming the US is still around at that time, and if so, is still a viable entity.
The flipside of all of this is simple; Obama will now have to deal with the Benghazi betrayal. That should be interesting, to say the least.
Either way, if I know this President the way I think I know him, and I believe that I do, tighten up your seatbelts folks; it's gonna' be a rough ride from here on out.