Monthly Archives: June 2016

CHICAGO SHOOTINGS OVER FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND

According to youngcons.com, there were 13 dead and 55 shot in Chicago shootings over Father’s Day weekend.

Because of the Orlando shootings, liberals are on one of their anti-gun kicks again, calling for gun control, bans on assault weapons, yada, yada, yada. What more proof do liberals need that strict gun control laws do nothing to stop violent criminals from killing people? 13 Dead, 55 Shot in Chicago Over Father’s Day Weekend.

According to MSN, Chicago recorded its 300th homicide this weekend (homicides for the year?) and added six others over a 60 hour period that saw 55 people shot, 13 fatally, from Friday afternoon through early Monday morning.

So far this year, close to 1800 people have been shot across the city and more than 200 of those wounded have died from their wounds, according to records kept by the Chicago Tribune. A total of 306 people have been killed this year by shooting, stabbing, or other means.

A three-year-old boy was among the wounded who survived the weekend Chicago shootings. Police said that he was in critical condition after being shot in the right shoulder in the Woodlawn neighborhood at 6:15 pm on Sunday. The boy was in a car seat when an unknown attacker fired shots at the car.

So, President Obama, Oprah Winfrey, how is gun control working in your hometown? Attorney General Lynch, Reverend Al Sharpton, just how is gun control working?

Yesterday, a liberal Facebook friend posted on how she loved the city of Chicago, but was lamenting about the shootings and deaths this past weekend (Father’s Day weekend). She was saying something’s wrong, something’s got to be done. One of the commenters to her post indicated that we had to stop the hate. This particular Facebook friend is in show business and also happens to be black.

While I’ve known about the many shootings in Chicago for years, it sure sounded like my FB friend was just discovering this. While information on skin color was not indicated in the article on youngcons.com, majority of the crime taking place on the weekends in the south side of Chicago, is black on black crime and gang related.

I commented on my friend’s post indicating that these shootings have historically been black on black and gang related. I also indicated that Chicago has some of the most stringent gun laws in the nation and opined that having an armed populace would certainly diminish the number of shootings. I also stated that if this country’s so-called black leaders should concentrate on the problems in Chicago and the many Chicago shootings and similar scenarios in other U.S. cities instead of encouraging rioting and looting for those isolated incidents when somebody white shoots somebody black, the number of shootings would decrease. Immediately after I posted my comment, someone else agreed with me and asked the whereabouts of the Reverend Al Sharpton and Oprah Winfrey, a Chicago resident.

Within five minutes our comments had been deleted from my liberal FB friend’s post. Guess she didn’t like what we had to say. Did she not like my comment about Chicago having some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation? Did she not like what I said about the shootings in Chicago shootings being mostly black on black and gang related? Did she not like what I said when I indicated that the nation’s so-called black leaders needed to pay more attention to the scenarios in Chicago and elsewhere instead of encouraging looting and rioting when someone white kills someone black? I suspect she was unhappy with everything I posted, but I suspect that what actually got my commented deleted was my comment about black on black crime and the actions of the black leaders.

Until we can properly address an issue and “tell it like it is,” we’re not going to be able to solve it. But do the liberals really want the crime issue in Chicago solved? I tend to think not. Liberals just want to gain as much control over our lives as possible, and are willing to take that control in small bites until one day when we wake up and find that all of our freedoms have been stripped from us.

Going back to black on black crime, liberals, including black liberals, just don’t seem to care about it. In the early 1980s, someone was killing black children in Atlanta. Just knowing the killer was someone white, the black leaders giving emotional speeches, gathering the troops together, and gearing up for large demonstrations against the white community. When the killer turned out to be black, everything was dropped, the outrage no longer existed. It appeared that the black community didn’t care about blacks killing blacks back then and they still don’t. Until that changes, blacks are going to continue to die at the hands of other blacks. And that’s disturbing to this white conservative blogger.

Am I going to be called a racist for my  comments? I’m sure I will, but it won’t be the first time. Do I think my comments were racist? Maybe a little, but I want this problem solved, and that’s more than I can say for liberals.

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CHANGES IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

In my lifetime, there have been many, many changes in the United States of America. A lot good and a lot bad. Women and minorities have the right to vote and at one time they didn’t. Up until the sixties or maybe even the early seventies, women couldn’t apply for credit, take out a loan, purchase a house, etc. An unmarried woman was looked down upon as one who was not capable of finding a husband, while divorced women were looked upon as incapable of holding on to their man. If you were divorced, you were considered used goods and if you had children, finding a man to marry you was almost impossible. And it wasn’t until the seventies that it began to become commonplace for women to seek careers as doctors, attorneys, and engineers. These are all good changes, and there have been many others.

When we talk about bad changes, the first thing that comes to my mind are the Supreme Court rulings that took prayer out of the public schools.

There have also been bad changes; and when we talk about bad changes, the first thing that comes to my mind are the Supreme Court rulings that took prayer out of the public schools. In two decisions, Engel v. Vitale (1962) and Abington school district v. Schempp (1963), the Supreme Court established what is now the current prohibition on state-sponsored prayer in U.S. Schools. The Engel decision held that promulgation of an official state-school prayer stood in violation of the First Amendment’s establishment clause. Abington held that Bible readings and other public school-sponsored religious activities were prohibited.

In an article by Penny Starr of cnsnews.com, dated August 15, 2014, entitled “Education Expert: Removing Bible, Prayer from Public Schools has Caused Decline,” Ms. Starr took the following quote from William Jeynes, a professor at California State College in Long Beach. “One can argue, and some have, that the decision by the Supreme Court – in a series of three decisions back in 1962 and 1963 – to remove Bible and prayer from our public schools, may be the most spiritually significant event in our nation’s history over the course of the last 55 years.”

According to this article, Professor Jeynes said that there have been five negative developments in the nation’s public schools.

  • Academic achievement has plummeted, including SAT scores
  • Increased rate of out-of-wedlock births
  • Increase in illegal drug use
  • Increase in juvenile crime
  • Deterioration of school behavior

The article also included a comparison between the top five complaints of teachers from 1940 to 1962 (talking, chewing gum, making noise, running in the halls, and getting out of turn in line) with the top complaints from teachers from 1963 to the present (rape, robbery, assault, burglary, and arson). This should speak for itself. Removing prayer in public schools has caused decline.

Currently Ten states have passed a law or resolution to bring the Bible as literature in public schools statewide. However, this is secular in nature with the Bible being taught as literature rather than as the word of God. In 2013, Mississippi Governor, Phil Bryant, signed into a law requiring public schools to develop policies that will allow students to pray over school intercoms, at assemblies, and at sporting events. While not allowing school-sanctioned prayer, the law permits students to offer public prayers with a disclaimer by the school administration. However, in July 2013, the Rankin County, Mississippi school district could no longer hold prayer during school assemblies or distribute Bibles after a Humanist group lawsuit. This particular school district was later fined $7,500 after a minister delivered a prayer during a district wide honors ceremony, according to washingtontines.com. It doesn’t look we’ll get prayer back in the public schools anytime soon.

Since taking prayer out of public schools, church attendance appears to have diminished. When I was growing up, just about everyone went to church. Now it’s not that way. While I can’t give an estimate of the percentage of people who don’t go to church as compared with the percentage of people who do, it sure seems that church going has lessened since the seventies and eighties.

The “bullying” of school students has been brought to the forefront in the last ten or so years. While bullying has been taking places for centuries, the actual acts committed against the victims have increased in number and have become more severe in nature. Could it be that young people, who were forced to listen to Bible readings and participate in prayer, still bullied, but the exposure to the Bible and prayer kept them from going too far.

Since taking prayer out of the public schools, atheist organizations such as Freedom from Religion have sprung up and seek to stamp out any evidence of Christianity, such as a nativity scene display, in public places. Lawsuits are filed, fines are levied, and people and businesses are destroyed for believing in God.

The phrase, “you can’t legislate morality,” was bantered about by those who favored abortion rights.

And we can’t leave out the 1974 decision, Row v. Wade, which entitled abortion rights to women. At this point the value of life had greatly diminished, morals had gone out the window, and having to take responsibility for sex when a pregnancy was undesirable was negated. If you got pregnant, you could simply get an abortion. The phrase, “you can’t legislate morality,” was bantered about by those who favored abortion rights. Little did most people know that this phrase was used by Barry Goldwater in his 1964 presidential campaign. The senator from Arizona felt that discrimination and bigotry would only end when people ended it in their hearts. Thus he was not in favor of civil rights legislation.

Fast forward to day: Christians are being blamed for the Orlando mass shooting that took place in a downtown gay bar. The current president of the United States, on occasions, has denigrated Christianity, accusing Christians of clinging to their guns and Bibles; while extoling the virtues of the Islamic faith, a faith that has led to the deaths of many Americans, including, but not limited to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, the 9/11/2001 hijacking of planes and flying those planes into businesses, and the recent Orlando shooting. The fact that we would re-elect the current president in 2012 stems, in my opinion, from the 1960s cases taking prayer out of the public schools.

There’s no doubt that President Barak Obama has turned our culture upside down where what used to be good is now bad and what used to be bad is now good, but it seems that the groundwork for his actions appear to have been laid decades ago.

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ENRAGED AT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

I just finished listening to the Barak Obama’s speech that he gave in Orlando yesterday. And never in my entire life have I been so enraged at the president of the United States. The speech was wrong, so wrong. It was abominable. Up until Barak Obama assumed the office of the President of the United States, I felt safe and secure from attacks from foreign enemies. Now I don’t. Even in my central Alabama/Birmingham area bedroom community of Pelham, I don’t feel safe.

The root cause of the Orlando mass shooting is Islamic Terrorism.  The shooting was carried out by an individual with ties to ISIS. One of the caveats of Islam is to put homosexuals to death. The shooting took place in a downtown Orlando nightclub whose patrons are primarily members of the LGBT community.

To stop the scourge of similar attacks on America soil, we must go after ISIS and other Islamic terrorist groups and destroy them.

We must cut off the head of the snakes. But no, the current president and his liberal henchmen are suggesting that we, here in the United States, are responsible for this tragedy due to our gun control policies.

According to Rush Limbaugh (and I know you liberals hate him), after the Orlando shooting, Obama said, “ISIL is under more pressure than ever before. ISIL continues to lose ground in Iraq. All told, ISIL has now lost nearly half the populated territory it once controlled in Iraq, and will lose more.” The CIA director today says they’re bigger than ever, they’re stronger than ever, they’re stealthier than ever, and they’re getting into this country in greater numbers than ever.

In the speech, the current president spent about six minutes of the eighteen minute speech talking about how the victims were members of the LGBT community, and emphasized that the LGBT community had been subjected to much hatred from other Americans and that we needed to come together as Americans. And that maybe well and true. However, the alleged hatred of the LGBT community by church going, choir singing hypocrites, and they do exist, was not the cause of the Orlando shooting. The Orlando shooting was carried out by a person of Afghan descent who was connected to ISIS and the religion of Islam calls for the killing of gay individuals. That church going, choir singing hypocrite had nothing to do with the Orlando shooting.

And again, this president seems clueless as to the root cause of the Orlando shooting.

Or is he? I don’t think he’s clueless at all. He knows what he’s doing. He continues to lecture the American people to not judge all Muslims by the actions of a few. But yet, after the shooting in Charleston where the perpetrator was seen in a photo with a Confederate battle flag, anyone who owns any depiction of the Confederate battle flag, whether it is a large flag to display atop a flag pole or a mere belt buckle, is labeled a racist and a hater.

Barak Obama, you are an evil man. You’re not stupid. If you were merely stupid, there might be a chance that you could be convinced that the only way to stop incidents such as the Orlando shooting is to destroy Islamic terrorist groups on their home turf. If you were merely stupid, your political opponents might be convinced that you really cared. But you’re not stupid, you’re evil. You are anti-American, you’re an Islamic terrorist sympathizer. You’re goal in life is to destroy the United States of America and with each passing day, you’re getting closer to your goal.

I’m enraged at the president, and any patriotic American citizen should be also.

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PREVENTING THE ORLANDO MASS SHOOTING

Now that the dust is beginning to settle, various folks, political and non-political, have been weighing in on how the Orlando mass shooting could have been prevented or diminished.

The shooting took place in an establishment that served alcohol, a drug that alters personality, the nervous system, and inhibitions. Individuals under the influence often do things they would not do if they were sober. If I owned an establishment that served alcohol, guns would be there. I’d probably have one in an office drawer and at least one behind the bar. On certain busy nights, I would perhaps have plain clothes detectives or other security officers stationed in various areas of the club, carrying concealed guns.

Pulse Night Club is located in the downtown Orlando area and primarily caters to the gay population. It was advertised as a gun free zone in order that patrons could meet up for fun, fellowship, unity, and, or course, libation.

First of all, if you think a gun free zone is safe, think again. I’m not about to set foot in a gun free zone. While I can’t guarantee that everywhere I go will be safe,  a gun free zone is definitely not.

If I owned or managed an establishment similar to Pulse where alcohol was served, and the patrons were not always accepted in certain sectors of society, guns would be present in order to prevent trouble. And  June being gay pride month is just another good reason to have plenty of security on board. I said if I owned or managed an establishment similar to the Pulse, heck if I owned any type of brick and mortar establishment, even an infant’s and children’s store in Mountain Brook, Alabama,  there would be a gun on the premises for safety.

In a previous article and on social media, I indicated that I felt the president of the United States had blood on his hands, as well as those of his administration. This administration wasted time going after and attempting to destroy people who feel  that marriage should be between one man and one woman, including people/businesses who do not want to provide goods and services in connection with gay marriage, but refused to go after Islamic Terrorism, a clear and existing threat to the LGBT community.

Liberals are blaming guns, hate, and the promotion of hate, with one of my liberal stalkers (I do have online stalkers), suggesting to me that I become a part of the solution and not part of the problem. Was he suggesting that I, a conservative commentator exercising my first amendment rights, am a promotor of hate? Probably so, since liberals (aka “tolerant left”) define hate as anything that they don’t agree with and a hater as anyone who doesn’t tow the liberal line. Was he partially blaming me for the Orlando mass shooting when the Religion of Islam calls for homosexuality to be punished by death and Saturday night’s killer was a Muslim and possible connections to ISIS?  Far out!

The canned liberal response is to emotionally lament over hatred of which they always to accuse those who don’t agree with them, and to call for stricter gun control while demonizing gun owners. I haven’t heard any of them blame the NRA and Fox News, yet; but I’m sure it’s coming.

The current administration has done everything it can to promote and protect the LGBT culture from bathing the White House in rainbow colors after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing gay marriage in all states, to declaring June as Pride Month and making no holds barred attempts to destroy anyone who does not honor gay marriage.

Whether you agree with these measure or not, the truth is that government cannot possibly protect you from harm every minute of your life. You have to take measures to protect yourself and make good decisions. And this is no guarantee you’ll always be safe, and I’m not suggesting you stay home behind locked doors, in bed, with the covers pulled over your head.  Just realize that big government who claims to be able to provide for your every need, can’t. Not even the bloated over-reaching government created by Barak Obama and his liberal henchmen.

Going to a night club in a downtown metropolitan area that promotes itself as a gun-free zone with fellowship, love, and unity for all on a Saturday night? Good decision or not? I can’t say. But I do wish that folks would realize that the government is not a panacea. Individuals must assume responsibility for their own safety. You can’t transfer it to the government or anyone else.

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BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS, MR. PRESIDENT

In its attempt to protect the gay population, as well as the entire LGBT community, this administration, among other things, has sought to destroy people like me for believing and stating that marriage should be between one man and one woman. It is common knowledge that Muslims hate those who are gay, and in countries ruled by Sharia law, gays can be put to death. While going after people like me and doling out ridiculous punishments to businesses who will not provide services in connection with gay marriage, this administration has completely ignored a clear and established threat to the LGBT community, Radical Islam. Barak Obama, you have blood on your hands. You killed those people in the Orlando night club just the same as if you had taken guns into that club and started shooting at the patrons yourself.

The above is a Facebook post I authored yesterday, Sunday, June 10, 2016, in the wake of the mass shooting at a night club that catered mostly to gays in downtown Orlando, Florida.

For years, the “tolerant left” has demonized individuals who believe and have stated that marriage should be between one man and one woman. Furthermore, the “tolerant left” has attempted and been successful in many instances of destroying businesses and individuals who declined to provide services in connection with gay marriage. Also, certain people have been forced to resign from jobs and give up accolades because they simply believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman.

In a feeble effort to support the gay community, the White House was bathed in rainbow colors in late June, 2015, to celebrate a ruling handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court that legalized same-sex marriage around the country. But come Independence Day, the fourth of July, the White House refused to change those colors to America’s colors: red, white, and blue.

Fast forward one year, the president of the United States is responding to the worst terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11/2001, the mass shooting in an Orlando night club by an American citizen who is a full-blooded Afghan with ties to ISIS. Looking very uncomfortable the president did call the shooting terrorism arising out of hate. He still won’t say the words “Islamic Terrorism” and with shooting incident after shooting incident, he continues to push the liberal gun control agenda.

Maybe, just maybe, Mr. President, if you would go after our real enemies and seek to destroy those who seek to destroy us, what happened in Orlando this past Saturday night would not have happened. Instead, though, you and your liberal comrades tell us that we need stricter gun control and that stricter gun control will keep guns out of the hands of criminals. This makes about as much sense as believing that criminals with guns will turn and walk away if they see a building or a business is a gun free zone.

You’ve gone after conservatives, Republicans, Christians, gun owners, people who own a Confederate battle flag or something portraying the Confederate battle flag such as a belt buckle. Every time there is an incident involving an Islamic terrorist, you never fail to remind the American people that we shouldn’t judge Islam on the actions of a few. There was also the comments from Attorney General, Loretta Lynch that she was more concerned about the perception that Americans might have toward Islam after the San Bernadino shootings than actually going after terrorists committing these atrocities.

Because of your above directives, the United States of America has not gone after the ones we should be going after, Islamic Terrorists including ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, etc. America is vulnerable, people are dying. Yes, you killed those folks who were patrons of a gay night club in Orlando because you have failed to define our enemies and wasted precious time and resources in going after folks who posed no threat to those in the LGBT community whatsoever.

But this isn’t just about the LGBT community in which you have failed, it’s about every man, woman, and child in this nation in which you have also failed.

Mr. President, you have blood on your hands!

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