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TO THE ADVOCATES OF THE TALLADEGA COLLEGE MARCHING BAND

By now, most of you know about the Talladega College Marching Band from Talladega College, the marching tornadoes, they’re called, a predominately black college located in Talladega, Alabama. On behalf of the band, Dr. Billy Hawkins, college president, accepted an invitation for the band to perform at the upcoming inauguration of president-elect, Donald Trump. Since accepting on behalf of the band and the college,

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Dr. Hawkins has been subjected to much harassment from the left. Of course, liberals are much harder on black conservatives than they are on white conservatives, often calling them “Uncle Tom,” “house…n**gas,” and the list goes on.

According to several sources, not one of the band members has opted out as a protest. $75,000 was needed to fund the trip and as of late last week, the group was still short.

On Thursday, Dr. Hawkins appeared on the O’Reilly Factor with Bill. By the end of the week, not only had enough been raised to send the students to the inauguration, there was money left for other needs of the band, such as instruments, uniforms, busses, etc. It was also indicated that money would be available for scholarships. As of this writing (1/17/2017), almost a half-million dollars have been raised.

Bill O’Reilly donated $25,000 from his foundation and Factor viewers made donations through the GoFundMe website. I’ve never examined Bill O’Reilly’s viewers, but it would appear that a majority would have political leanings to the right of center. Also, I am speculating that many of the donors are white. White and to the right of center? Huh!

Not that any of this should matter in this, the latter part of the second decade of the twenty-first century. The 1964 Civil Rights litigation took place over half a century ago and we’re currently celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, who was shot almost forty-nine years ago.

But it does matter. The liberals of this nation, including the current president and his administration are obsessed with race and make just about everything racial. President Obama, whenever he can fit it into a speech, mentions race and the fact that he is black. We know he’s only half black. Even though Obama campaigned on making the United States, not a red nation, not a blue nation, but a purple nation, it didn’t take long for him to jump into the race fray with the Henry Louis Gates incident, then came Michael Brown, then the rest.

For the ones who donated to send the Talladega College Marching Band to the inauguration, don’t expect liberals to suddenly like you because you donated to a predominately black college. Don’t expect them to quit calling you a racist. The fact that you’re a conservative makes you one in their eyes. Saying…”but, but, but, I have black friends, I patronize black businesses, I voted for Rueben Studdard on American idol,” etc., will get you nowhere.

Liberals don’t care about facts. Liberals are intolerant. They’re also racist and bigots. In fact, if you donated to Talladega College, you will be further demonized by the left.

My liberal Facebook friends have been rather silent on the Talladega College donations. They must be hiding under the table, and I would too. They certainly have egg on their faces. I would think it would be very humiliating for all liberals, not just those in the state of Alabama, to know that white conservatives made it possible for a predominately black college marching band to attend a presidential inauguration, an inauguration your ilk is planning to boycott and to perhaps stir up some mischief.

I suspect that the “tolerant left” will find ways to besmirch these youngsters anyway they possibly can. There’s no viler form of racism than what the left is currently exhibiting toward the Talladega College Marching Band, and the school itself.

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THE FAILED PRESIDENCY OF BARAK OBAMA – PART ONE

Over the next week, between now and Christmas, I will write a series of articles on the failed presidency of Barak Obama.

According to thefederalist.com, Barak Obama has failed as president in ten ways (Article dated Sept. 16, 2014):

  • He didn’t heal racial divisions: While Obama did indicate a desire for a “purple America” instead of a red America and a blue America, he has done the opposite of bringing people of different races together as one. Instead, he has taken the United States of America back to the mid-sixties/early seventies with respect to race relations. His disastrous record on race dates back to an early point in his presidency when he rushed to judgement indicating that the police had acted “stupidly” in the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates by police Sargent James Crowley when Gates was entering his home after being away on a business trip. According to Wikipedia, Sgt. Crowley was responding to a call by a neighbor that someone was breaking into Gates’ house. Jumping to conclusions without knowing all the facts, Obama not only besmirched our nation’s police force, but began what was certainly a premeditated effort to divide this country along racial lines. Furthermore, Barak Obama has continued to divide this country along racial lines and I don’t expect him to stop anytime soon, even after he leaves office in January 2017.
  • The so-called stimulus package didn’t stimulate: Barak Obama was elected in the wake of the 2008 financial crash. Accordingly, in what was his first major act as president, he signed into an enormous spending package, adding onto our national debt. This package was supposed to jump-start the economy. Part of this stimulus package was supposed to contain “shovel-ready” projects, which Obama later admitted didn’t exist, but the billions of dollars spent disappeared without a trace. It seems like every summer we were promised a “recovery summer” where growth and employment was supposed to take off? Sadly, during the Obama presidency, the percentage of people working in the labor force actually declined. No one disputes that the economy was in crisis when Obama assumed the presidency. But he has presided over the slowest, weakest, economy recovery since the great depression.
  • Financial Reform didn’t reform: Obama assured us that we would never repeat the problems that led to the financial crisis and the recession in the first place. But the Dodd-Frank financial reforms didn’t reform anything. Instead, they created several thousand pages of new legislation and many, many more new executive branch regulations. These regulations have muddled the rules rather than clarify them. The old system in which a handful of giant financial institutions were considered too big to fail, and this could depend on the rest of us to bail them out, is alive and well.
  • The Obamacare disaster: The disastrous launch of Obamacare reminded us of everything that’s wrong with big government. No one in the administration, not even one Democrat was held accountable. I was a software engineer at the time the website was rolled out. It was unfathomable. Who was writing the code? I could have joined with five or six of my colleagues and had this out in six months and for a lot less money than was spent. The Obama administration further assured us that insurance coverage for 32 million uninsured would be provided. After four years, Obamacare had only covered between 10% and 20% of what was promised. Also, about half of those were covered through an expansion of Medicaid, a burden that would bankrupt the states, rather than through Obamacare’s Insurance Exchanges. We were lied to when we were told that if we liked our plan, we could keep our plan. We were also lied to when we were told that our premiums would substantially decrease. Many of us are paying huge premiums with enormous deductibles. If we were to need serious medical help, we could face financial ruin.
  • Obama failed to reform immigration: Per the Federalist, Obama spend all of his political capital on the failed stimulus and Obamacare, leaving nothing for immigration reform. Because he was unable to get anything through Congress, he floated a dubious plan to enact amnesty through a unilateral executive order that he doesn’t have. Instead, he failed to enforce the nation’s immigration laws, contributing to a crisis on the southern border. Thus, he has managed to enrage the right, the left, and the middle. He hasn’t cracked down on illegal immigration, he hasn’t legalized it, and he hasn’t forged any kind of compromise or consensus on the issue. Nothing has been accomplished.
  • He withdrew prematurely from Iraq: Obama was so eager to distance himself from George W. Bush that he pulled all of our troops out of Iraq as soon as possible. Furthermore, he totally ignored the country, even as a terrorist threat re-established itself there. For most of 2014, he downplayed the rise of the Islamic State, calling the JV. He later admitted to having no strategy for dealing with ISIS, but hastily put a plan together. Obviously, it didn’t work and ISIS is now in the United States and continues to flourish, and have been the root of several terrorist attacks taking place in the U.S., including those in San Bernardino and Orlando.
  • He blew the Arab Spring: When a series of uprisings overthrew dictators across the Middle East, Obama failed to adopt any meaningful policy or turn the situation to our advantage. He did nothing for so long with respect to Egypt that all of the factions there hate him, and most of Egypt’s liberals concluded that he was secretly backing the Muslim Brotherhood. As a result, Egypt went back to where it was, except this time, the military dictatorship regards the United States as a useless and irrelevant ally. Unfortunately, the two places where we could have taken advantage of the Arab Spring and rid these countries of evil dictators, Libya and Syria, ended in disaster. In Libya, the killing of our ambassador in Benghazi was just the beginning of a slow collapse into chaos and civil war. In Syria, three years of doing nothing allowed the rise of ISIS, which then spilled over into Iraq. And something many have forgotten about: In 2009, Iranians poured into the streets to oppose their own brutal theocratic, terror sponsoring regime, Obama sat back passively because he preferred to cut a diplomatic deal with the ayatollahs.
  • Obama ignored the threat of a resurgent Russian dictatorship: During a debate with Mitt Romney in 20012, Obama dismissed Romney’s suggestion that Russia might be a threat to American interests. As of September 2014, the president’s response to Russian aggression has been to impose a few more sanctions, make a speech in Estonia, and otherwise ignore the crisis and hope it goes away.
  • He didn’t shut down Guantanamo, keep the Russians from spying, or rein in the drones. Obama came into office having loudly condemned many of the Bush administration’s measures against terrorism. Then he continued them. It is the opinion of author, Robert Tracinski, that Obama has achieved a unique combination, managing to morally discredit America’s anti-terrorism policies without truly ending them.
  • He has made America irrelevant: Most of Obama’s failures have resulted not from taking a bold stand, but from taking no stand and just letting events drift. In many cases, he has given speeches or press conferences to announce his enlightened intentions, then did nothing to plan for how he was going to achieve his goals. In addition to his failures with the Arab Spring, the Ukraine, and Iraq, for most of his presidency, Obama has declared his intentions to “pivot to Asia,” extricating himself from the Middle East and focusing on bolstering our Pacific allies to peacefully manage the rise of China. He never did it and let the Asia pivot die of neglect.

When you combine the above with his frequent vacations, golf outings, and his fascination with the trappings of pop-culture celebrity, you get the impression that Obama has lost interest in being president or unable to handle the responsibility.

He was originally elected based on celebrity, on vague slogans of “hope and change,” on a sense of self-congratulatory smugness about how progressive and enlightened we would all be if we voted for him. He was re-elected on all of that, plus the smearing of his political opposition as racists and mean rich white guys.

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DOUBLE STANDARD MAYBE?

According to the Huffington Post, in an article dated December 2, 2017, Chip and Joanna Gaines, the realty TV couple who are the starts of HGTV’s popular home renovation series, “Fixer Upper,” attend an anti-gay church. Furthermore, HuffPo feels that this matters with respect to the Gaines’ hosting of the TV show and it matters for anyone attending a church that uses the Bible to justify discrimination. On a similar, but not identical note, President Barak Obama, for twenty years attended the Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago’s south side where the Reverend Jeremiah Wright was the ministered. Rev. Wright married Obama and his wife, Michelle, and baptized their two daughters. Reverend Wright has said that blacks should not sing “God Bless America,” but “God damn America.” Obama gets a pass on attending a church where controversial messages are common, but Chip and Joanna Gaines are demonized for attending a church that teaches the Word of God.  Sounds like a double standard to me. How about you?

According to ABC News, a review of dozens of Rev. Wright’s sermons, offered for sale by the church, found repeated denunciations of the U.S. based on what he described as his reading of the Gospels and the treatment of black Americans.

ABC News in an article dated March 13, 2008, quotes Rev. Wright saying the following. “The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law, and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people. God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.” In addition to damning America, he told his congregation on the Sunday after 9/11/2001 that the United States had brought on al Qaeda’s attacks because of its own terrorism. “We bombed Hiroshima, we bombed Nagasaki, and we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon, and we never batted an eye,” Reverend Wright said in his 9/16/2011 sermon. Obama, who claimed he didn’t attend Trinity on 9/16/2011 brushed off Rev. Wright’s comments saying he was probably trying to be provocative.

Rev. Wright retired from the Trinity Church in 2008 had a large following with one congregation member indicating that his sermons weren’t really radical, as many have proclaimed, but were simply about being black in America.

While the Huffington Post admits that the Gaines’ have not used their show as a “platform for spreading hateful messages about queer people,” believes that it does matter. In other words, while Obama was free to attend the church of his choice without repercussions, even though he was a candidate for President of the United States, a country besmirched by Rev. Wright, Chip and Joanna Gaines, TV stars are not free to attend the church of their choice and should be punished for it. Sounds like a double standard to me.

The controversy about the Gaines’ began after a Buzzfeed reporter tried and failed to get a definitive answer from the couple regarding their personal stance on same-sex relations. Instead, the publication made claims based on old sermons and statements from the couple’s church, Antioch Community Church, and its pastor, Jimmy Seibert. The Texas-based church promotes the view that same-sex marriage is un-Biblical and that people can choose to walk away from the “homosexual lifestyle.”

The “tolerant” left has always insisted that anyone who believes that marriage should be between one man and one woman is a homophobe and should be destroyed. That, of course, isn’t true, as are most proclamations from the left. True Christians believe that homosexuality is a sin against God and that same-sex marriage is further a sin against God. However, Christians do not hate homosexuals. God tells us that we should love our fellow man, and that we are all sinners and have fallen short of the glory of God. In my church, we have often prayed for homosexuals.

During the presidential campaign of 2008, I asked a liberal friend about Rev. Wright. She immediately responded that she didn’t always agree with her minister, hinting that someone as wonderful as Barak Obama probably did not agree with Rev. Wright’s statements. That would be a reasonable response, except that BHO had been attending Trinity Church for approximately twenty years.

My connection of the Gaines’ attending a church where homosexuality is considered a sin against God, and Obama, as State and U.S. Senator and eventually President of the United States, attending a church where the minister has often said things that a reasonable prudent person would interpret as un-American is a valid one, though not a straight connection of the dots, in my opinion.

As I indicated above, liberals brushed off Obama’s attending the Rev. Wright’s church, but are hollering to the tops of their lungs about TV stars on a cable channel attending a church that espouses issues with which they don’t agree. Double standard? I think so.

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HOW FAR WILL PRESIDENT TRUMP GO TO PROSECUTE HRC?

For at least the first fifteen minutes of her Fox Cable News show, The Kelly File, host Megyn Kelly dwelled ad museum regarding President Elect, Donald Trump’s possible backing off from the prosecution of Hillary Clinton for illegal activities in connection with using a private email server while serving as Secretary of State and the Clinton Foundation.

Ms. Kelly interviewed various individuals and insinuated that Mr. Trump was breaking a major campaign promise in being reluctant to talk about how he might prosecute HRC (Hillary Rodham Clinton). Because this was getting old, I chose to retire to my office and write about it.

I supported Donald Trump, not only because he ran as a Republican and I would rather dress in blue and orange and yell “War Eagle” than vote Democrat, but because he promised to repeal and/or replace Obamacare, to lower the corporate income tax rate, to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States, undo all of the executive orders signed by Barak Obama creating burdensome regulations, and destroy ISIS and other Islamic terrorist groups.

During the campaign, candidate Donald Trump indicated that he wanted to put Hillary Clinton in jail for her crimes. Chants of “Lock her up” were even heard at many of his rallies. While I think it would be nice to see HRC behind bars, there are other things more important as Donald Trump makes a valiant effort to save this country from the abyss in which Barak Obama had the United States headed.

Let’s be realistic. How many times during the course of your life have you wanted to harm someone, really harm them? Maybe it was a boss, maybe it was a classmate, maybe it was a parent or another family member, or maybe it was a neighbor. It was someone who had “done you wrong” and you were out for revenge.

In my first fiction novel, three classmates of the main character, Kristie, hated her so much that they planned to kidnap her and force her to drink straight whiskey until she passed out. After she passed out, they were going to tie her up and throw her into some snaky woods by a local creek in hope that she would get bit to death by poisonous snakes. When it came time to do the insidious deed, all three boys backed off. As much as they hated Kristie, they couldn’t do that to her. Maybe Donald Trump is not prepared to do prosecute HRC. Maybe since he won the presidency, getting back at her is just not that important. Maybe saving this country and giving the American people a chance at the America dream is more important that a lengthy protracted trial that’s sure to detract from his mission to make America great again.

Donald Trump was elected to the presidency of the United States a mere two weeks ago, and already the press is disparaging him about his waffling on the prosecution of Hillary Clinton. Why? What does it matter? There are so many other things that need to be done in order to get this country out of free fall. Let’s concentrate on those things and hold him accountable in those areas. Then if enough time is left, maybe prosecute HRC.

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HE OR SHE, WHO’S OUR NEXT PRESIDENT GOING TO BE?

The presidential election on November 8, 2016 will be the first election where I honestly have no idea who will win and become the next President of the United States. Note: I only said that this one is the first where I don’t feel like I can make a call. In all the elections since Jimmy Carter was elected in 1976, I have made calls, even not all of them were correct.

In 1976, I was sure that Gerald Ford would be Jimmy Carter. Who in their right mind could possibly vote for Jimmy Carter? I predicted all the following elections correctly until 2012 when I forecasted that Mitt Romney would win. Again, how could anyone in their right mind vote to re-elect Barak Obama? I predicted Clinton would win in both 1992 and 1996 and that Barak Obama would win in 2008.

In this election cycle, the polls have been all over the place, and there has been hints that those polls conducted by left leaning entities may not be telling the exact truth. However, the polls, per news sources, are tightening in favor of Donald Trump. Romney seemed to have the momentum in 2012 and was ahead in the polls, but somehow, Obama pulled it out easily. Do I think there was some fraud? Possibly. Going back to 1992, I’ve always said that while Clinton had the momentum, if the election had been held four weeks later, George H.W. Bush would have been re-elected. I almost feel the same way about Donald Trump. He’s gaining momentum and Hillary is losing momentum. Is it too close to election day for Trump to surge ahead?

While I have no idea who will be elected this year, I do know one thing is certain, not only with respect to the election, but in every aspect of our lives. “God is in control.” Yes, he is. He’s in control now, and he will be in control on the morning of November 9, 2016. This is being re-enforced in my church and in my Bible study. Christians should know this. Even though God knows who’s going to come out ahead next week and none of the rest of us do, this doesn’t let us out of any responsibilities of going to vote and praying for our country.

In his message on Sunday, October 30, 2016, my minister indicated that God puts people in positions of leadership for both blessings and judgement. According the website, Now the End Begins: “All through the Bible, we see God set up kings for a purpose, and take them down for a purpose. Sometimes God raises up a ruler to bless His people like He did with King David. And sometimes He sets up a ruler by whom the people will be judged, as He did with Saul.

Should God inflict upon America a ruler for judgmental purposes, it is still our obligation to pray for this leader and to pray for our country. It is also our responsibility to speak out against policies that are being forced upon us which will be detrimental to the nation. Because God is always in control and will always be in control, He put us on this earth for a reason. He has a purpose for us and we are to fulfill that purpose and everything we do should be to glorify God.

In closing, I encourage each one of you to spend some time reading the Bible and praying. There’s also substantial information on the Internet regarding the establishment of Kings and rulers by God. There’s only a few days left whereby we will elect a president, but there is no limit to God’s control.

God Bless…

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