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  • Sanctuary Cities Explained

    Sanctuary Cities Explained

    Author Administrator

    This election cycle, we have heard a lot about "Sanctuary Cities" and their disregard for the law when it comes to illegal immigration. Donald Trump made dealing with these cities a campaign issue, promising to crack down on them and make them comply with federal immigration enforcement. This was a popular issue with many of his supporters, but in talking with them it became increasingly clear that many of them have no idea what a sanctuary city is, what they do, and how this relates to federal immigration law enforcement. Some of them think that these cities go so far as to harbor illegals and protect them from federal enforcement agents. I wanted to make an attempt at clearing the air on what it is exactly that these cities do.

  • Countering Disinformation And Propaganda

    Author Administrator

    Perhaps you may have seen this headline from InfoWars and wondered how much truth there was to it. It makes a bold and powerful claim about one of the last acts of the Obama Presidency. "Obama Quietly Signs The ‘Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act’ Into Law Just like that, the US Ministry of Truth is officially born", it reads. By searching the headline, you can find numerous instances of the article that are all copies and pastes of the original writing, so it is hard to definitively state who the original source of this article really is, but the larger question would be, simply put, is it true? Spoiler alert. The simple answer is "no". It is loosely based in fact then expanded upon with falsehoods. For starters though, let's look at the definition of the two words.

  • Darnold Trump

    Author Administrator

    Every now and again you bump into someone who had a great idea and really capitalized on it, delivering a quality performance to cap it all off. Darnold Trump over on instagram is one such individual. I have no idea who they are, but they had an idea and they played their hand well. As we all know, Donald Trump says plenty of really dumb and really controversial things. What if someone kept track of these gaffes in a funny and informative way? Well, that's what Darnold has done here, and done very well. Every picture is complete with a cartoonish graphic of Trump, with nothing more than a giant mouth on his face. Each image is "checked in" at the location where Trump made the corresponding statement.

  • Coast to Coast Christmas

    Author Administrator

    Generally speaking, I go home for Christmas. That's the one day of the year you can count on me being home. In 20 years of driving a truck, I had only missed one Christmas at home, and that was due to getting stuck in bad weather. This year, however, I decided to stay out on the road and collect that nice bonus that my company offers for those drivers who are willing to shred their last ties to humanity and go full blown vagabond for the holidays. My hand was up, count me in. And that is how I came to the realization that there literally nothing on the 200+ channels on SiriusXM radio on Xmas Eve, so if you'll humor me I wanted to take a minute to complain about the one refuge I found in this entertainment desert.

  • Is Trump Scary?

    Author Administrator

    Many Trump supporters have been having fun with the overreaction of some on the left to Donald Trump's victory. It seems the operative term for these folks is "snowflake" and their home base of operation is a location known as a "safe space". And while some have clearly taken it a bit far, being observed in the fetal position crying, or rescheduling exams to allow time for healing, perhaps some on the right aren't taking it quite far enough by not trying to understand some of the concerns of others that might be legitimate. I think the best way to come to some common ground is to look at a single issue that might illustrate the points on both sides.

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No Paper Tiger

Written by Administrator.

Osama Bin Laden DeadHe said that America was a paper tiger, and we would not have the heart to see this through. He was wrong. Dead wrong. Yesterday, public enemy number one met his fate in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan where he was living right under the nose of the Pakistani government. It now appears that the United States acted unilaterally inside the borders of Pakistan to take down the terrorist leader. The Navy SEALS apparently offered him the chance to surrender, which he declined. They then culminated a nearly ten year long search with a bullet to the head. 

The personal irony for me was my location when the act was committed. I was traveling through Wyoming a few years back when Saddam Hussein was captured, and though I don't travel to the west all that often, I found myself traveling through Wyoming once again when OBL bit the dust. Two great days for America, both occurring with me in an unlikely location.

I wish I could say that this is where the similarities ended, but it is not. When Saddam was captured, I had stopped at a truck stop in Laramie Wyoming to get some work done on the truck. I was waiting in the lounge watching the coverage on the television when the news showed a picture of Bush and Hussein on the same screen. Another driver in the lounge began to rant a rave about what a criminal and liar "that guy" is. I asked him which man he was speaking of, and he identified President Bush.

I am generally in control of my temper, but on this occasion I let it swing wide open. I would not stand idly by while my president was victimized by such hatred that should have been directed at our common enemy. I went on a tirade that ended with that driver leaving the lounge, and me seeing another driver coming up behind me turning around thinking that I was about to get decked.

As it turned out, the other driver didn't swing at me. He threw his arms around me and hugged me with tears streaming down his face. He thanked me for what I had said, and identified himself as a refugee from Iraq. He even showed me his Iraqi identification, and told me how he was here because Hussein wanted him dead. Until that day, he had feared that he would never see his family again. That day he was given the hope that someday he would.

Today, I was disgusted to see some people on my side of the aisle openly express their disappointment on facebook over Bin Laden's demise occurring on Obama's watch. To those people I must say "What the hell is wrong with you"? If your political position has lead you to a place where you route for Osama over Obama, then you seriously need to re-think where you stand. If you would rather Bin Laden had another year and a half to plan his terror attacks against us than for President Obama to have his moment, you are not a patriot, you are a partisan hack who certainly does not deserve to claim the name of "Conservative".

For the last ten years, our intelligence has spent countless hours and efforts hunting this dog down. They found him. Our military has sacrificed so much time, treasure, and blood to be in a position to take him down. They got him. Our President declared that he would make his death our top priority in the region. He gave the order. This is not one man's victory. This is a victory for our intelligence, our military, two presidents, and every American. If you were elated yesterday, than you stand with me. If you were disappointed, then you stand with him. There is no in between. If you stand with me, then celebrate with me. If you cannot do that, then share your sorrow with the enemy because I frankly don't care to see it.