Friday, February 12, 2016

FOX NEWS CROSSES THE LINE


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Journalism in this country has traditionally been given a wide berth when it comes to investigating and reporting; in return, it has has agreed to report the facts honestly, that American citizens can reach informed decisions about current events.  The media and press have even been allowed to express their open opinions of current events, but it has been a"code of  ethics" that opinions be confined to segments of reporting clearly labeled as "opinions."  

Unfortunately, those in the seats of power of the press have slowly eroded their responsibilities, first by injecting their opinions into their actual "investigating and reporting," and then by crossing the line into shaping their reports such as to actually become the makers of news themselves.  That's how you get a MSNBC, CNN or NBC who openly and flagrantly take political stands and shape their "news" accordingly.  

Up until recently, FOX NEWS was truly one of the only "fair and balanced" news organizations in the country.  Now, they have crossed that line and joined the rest of the national media in trying to shape American opinion to their way of thinking and to insert their own corporate objectives into politics.  They did it in the Donald Trump vs. Megyn Kelly blowup and they did it again by putting all of their marbles into the Rubio campaign.   

In doing so, FOX has betrayed the millions of Americans who put their faith and trust into that network.  They besmirched their "fair and balanced" mission statement and they have done a grave disservice to the country.  

Thank God for NEWSMAX and BREITBART.COM.  Here's hoping FOX NEWS pays the ultimate penalty with declining viewership and ratings. 

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted. 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

CONGRESS: TOSS OUT THE INCUMBENTS

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The rout has begun.  Voters made it clear in New Hampshire that they are more than sick and tired of the same old Washington bull.  But, let's face it: when it comes to the presidency, that guy can't get anything accomplished without the support and cooperation he needs from Congress.  

As it stands right now, and has been standing for years, the "establishment" is going to fight an outsider president tooth and nail.   The only way to solve this problem is to vote "the establishment" out in November; that means every incumbent who has been in office for more than one term must go.  

The way I see it, there are no other options.  Otherwise, a new president is only going to get mired down in the same old, prevalent Washington bull and he'll be totally neutered.  

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION respectfully submitted.         
  

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NEW HAMPSHIRE SURPRISES

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In the GOP race, everyone expected Trump to win and that he did.  The polls also had Rubio in second, but Kasich snatched that spot over the last few days, while Jeb Bush made a surprising run at third place.  In the donkey race, Bernie Sanders gave Hillary Clinton a real shellacking, not that she doesn't deserve it.  

I would guess that both establishments, GOP and Democrat, are having a real hissy-fit.  In the meanwhile, the specter of an independent run by Michael Bloomerberg looms larger. 

What a year!    

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted.  
 

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

ADMINISTRATION COVERS FOR JIHADISTS

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NEWSMAX.COM is reporting "A veteran official with the Department of Homeland Security claims he and other staff were ordered to destroy records on a federal database that showed links between possible jihadists and Islamic terrorist groups."  Patrick Haney alleges that the Obama administration has been "engaged in a bureaucratic effort" to destroy the raw material and intelligence the Department of Homeland Security has been collecting for years, leaving the United States vulnerable to mass-casualty attacks.

And you still think Obama is a Christian?  
 
That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted. 

Monday, February 08, 2016

LATEST DEBATES WERE REVEALING

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I was too busy Sunday, digesting what had happened at the Republican debates on Saturday, to watch the Super Bowl.  

I thought that, for the first time, Trump appeared almost "presidential."  He still couldn't resist coming out with a few nasty jabs, but they were few and far between, and in between he came off as being the commander-in-chief that we need.  

Now, to be fair about it, I thought Bush came off extremely well, also.  But, I think his addition of his mom and brother to his campaign took some of the shine off of that appearance; it's almost like the schoolyard tad who gets into a brawl with someone and runs home to plead with mommy and daddy to come to his rescue.  I'm sorry; I didn't think all that much of him going into the weekend and I thought less of him coming out of it, but I'll nevertheless score him high marks on the debate.  

The debates started with a not-so-fancy do-see-do just off-stage, where the candidates and the moderators lost communication with each other and a mix-up occurred as they eventually appeared on stage.  All of the sudden, the moderators looked up from their scripts and realized that only half of the contestants had made it to their podiums.  It was good for laughs, however.  

Cruz and Rubio made total fools of themselves, constantly using their allotted times to avoid answering the questions.  Rubio took the brunt of it, launching into the same, canned , rehearsed talking points... word for word... three times when Christie and the moderators put his feet to the fire. Frankly, they both came off as being nothing better than "the establishment," with their spins and maneuvers.  

Both Christie and Carson did fairly well, I think, at least holding their own or even doing a bit better than that.  Kasich, try as he might, is almost an afterthought; he's still much too busy reiterating what he did in Ohio

In terms of the debate, I'd rate Trump first, Bush second, with Carson and Christie tied for third.   

In closing, I will have to say that I thought ABC did a much more professional job of hosting the debates than anyone else so far.  Unlike FOX and MSNBC, they did not appear to me to be wearing  any of their own political agendas on their sleeves.  

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted.  


   

Saturday, February 06, 2016

YES, AMERICA IS VULNERABLE

We all know that our defense capabilities have been greatly diminished under the Obama regime.  We have many enemies who are not reluctant about telling us, directly or indirectly, that we are in their crosshairs.  

For example, North Korea makes no bones about wanting to send an atomic missile in our direction.  Obama and his regime would have us believe that everything is hunky dory and not to worry about it.  But, North Korea is preparing to launch a satellite capable of detonating a nuclear weapon more than 100 miles over the United States, which could create an electromagnetic pulse that would easily destroy America’s electrical grid system, according to a former director of the U.S. Strategic Defense Initiative. 

Such a disastrous event would leave us without access to fuel for our vehicles, heat, access to our bank accounts... on and on... for weeks or even months.  

We cannot ignore this threat.  

That's MY AMERICAN OPINION, respectfully submitted.