Reno Recalls Police Officers from Ukraine


Following up on my story, “Behind the Use of Reno, Nevada’s Police Officers in Ukraine,” the city council voted to have Reno Police Chief Steve Pitts bring home the five police officers sent to Ukraine. The officers traveled to the embattled country last month to train officers in Kiev under a U.S. Department of Justice program. … Continue reading Reno Recalls Police Officers from Ukraine

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Death of a Marine and Political Correctness


First, a little history… The U.S. declared war on Spain in April 1898. It would be the first overseas war fought by our nation, involving campaigns in both Cuba and the Philippine Islands. Following the end of the war, another conflict began, this time between the Moro and the U.S. which also took place in … Continue reading Death of a Marine and Political Correctness

Obama Does Claim ISIL is Islamic


Okay, I stand corrected. By his own description President Obama repeatedly identifies the terrorist group threatening the Middle East as Islamic. In fact, Obama makes a point of using a very specific term for these 'radical Islamists' -- ISIL. “…We are here at this summit because of the urgent threat from groups like al Qaeda … Continue reading Obama Does Claim ISIL is Islamic

Hollywood’s Disconnect with ‘Regular America’


Clutching her husband’s dog tags and holding back tears, Chris Kyle’s widow said she wished he was with her as she walked the red carpet at the Oscars for “American Sniper.” Taya Kyle said her husband would be ‘blown away’ by the support the film has received and that he would be his ‘usual humble … Continue reading Hollywood’s Disconnect with ‘Regular America’

300


“Here they defended themselves to the last, those who still had swords using them, and the others resisting with their hands and teeth," wrote Greek Historian Herodotus of the Spartan defeat at Thermopylae. It’s hard not to draw a comparison between the Battle of Thermopylae where Xerxes I of Persia led an army of 70,000 soldiers … Continue reading 300

Unraveling Obama’s Idea of America’s Founding


“Here in America,” President Obama said, “Islam has been woven into the fabric of our country since it’s founding." Islam had nothing to do with the founding of the U.S. Judeo-Christian values are what built the fabric of this nation. In order to back up his statement, he added: "The first Islamic center in New … Continue reading Unraveling Obama’s Idea of America’s Founding

The Common Nonsense of the Progressive Media


Its par-for-the-course that Rudy Giuliani is being lam-based in the Progressive media for saying, "I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America." Meanwhile, no one in that same Progressive media has dared criticize Obama for claiming, "Here in America, … Continue reading The Common Nonsense of the Progressive Media

The Black History No One Talks About


February is Black History Month. Topics include Reverend Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Jim Crow laws, civil rights demonstrations, segregation and slavery. In declaring February 2015, “National African American History Month,” President Obama said, “Brave Americans did not struggle and sacrifice to secure fundamental rights for themselves and others only to see those rights denied … Continue reading The Black History No One Talks About

Denial is No Defense, Nor is It a Laughing Matter


Comedian George Carlin joked about the seven words you couldn’t say on air. Add two more -- “Islam” and “Muslim” -- but only if you use them in a less-than-flattering context. President Obama proved this while giving an interview to the website Vox. “It is entirely legitimate for the American people to be deeply concerned when … Continue reading Denial is No Defense, Nor is It a Laughing Matter

Reframing a Reframed Debate


The headline on the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Facebook page reads, “Fiore takes heat over ‘hot little girls’ gun comment.” It’s by Sandra Chereb, who writes: “The Nevada Assembly minority leader called on a GOP assemblywoman to apologize for comments she made in The New York times about rape, concealed weapons and women on college … Continue reading Reframing a Reframed Debate

Everett Homicide Suspect Admits to Shootings


Everett Police are identifying the suspect in a shooting that took two lives and left a woman hospitalized. Tye Fleischer is charged with two counts of second-degree murder and one count of first-degree assault. Killed were Kevin Odneal and Denny Halverson. The injured woman was struck in the pelvis and is expected to survive. Officers … Continue reading Everett Homicide Suspect Admits to Shootings

Your Help is Needed After a Senseless Act of Violence


“My niece was walking out the door when the guy got out of his van and just started shooting everybody,” writes my friend, Jocelyn Warriner. “I've lost a wonderful person in my life. Her two daughters have lost a wonderful mom and my sister lost great daughter.” “You will be missed Denny, rest in peace,” … Continue reading Your Help is Needed After a Senseless Act of Violence

Presidents Day Weekend a Deadly One Overseas


“Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far,” Theodore Roosevelt wrote to Henry Sprague on January 26, 1900, while serving as New York’s governor. More than 115-years later, a video shows the mass beheading of Coptic Christian hostages by ISIS/ISIL in Libya. The 21 men, all in orange jumpsuits, were marched along a beach in … Continue reading Presidents Day Weekend a Deadly One Overseas

Rewarding People for Bad Behavior


Her name is Jessica Liesmann, but she’s better known as “Mama Bear,” or the woman who confronted an armed car thief after he rammed into her mini-van in Texas. And now, she’s been ‘rewarded’ with a new vehicle. “A high-speed police chase came to a dramatic end Wednesday in North Dallas when the driver rear-ended … Continue reading Rewarding People for Bad Behavior

The Digital Dark Age


Last year I wrote about possible world-wide financial troubles in "The Coming Bubble," which is ready to pop, sending the U.S. in a slide worse that the Great Depression of the 1930s: "USA Today published an article featuring a chart showing the internet bubble, the housing bubble, and an unnamed bubble labeled a ‘stock market bubble.’ While the article … Continue reading The Digital Dark Age

The Cowboy, the Indian and Radical Islamist


My friend Charles sent this joke to me -- and while completely politically incorrect, I thought I'd share it. Three strangers strike up a conversation in the airport lounge awaiting their flights. One is an American Indian another is a cowboy. The third is a Radical Islamist. Their discussion drifts to their diverse cultures. Soon, the … Continue reading The Cowboy, the Indian and Radical Islamist

U.S. Marines in Danger and Obama Goes Fundraising


While the media trumpets news about the ‘fall of the U.S. Embassy’ in Yemen -- ISIS/ISIL has seized much of Ramadi, Iraq. The town is the location of al-Asad Air Base where 300 U.S. Marines are stationed. Furthermore, Iraqi officials say they’ve lost contact with the base, while the pentagon says the terrorist were repelled. … Continue reading U.S. Marines in Danger and Obama Goes Fundraising

The Rhetoric of Being Reduced to a Worker


Listen closely the next time you hear President Obama speak of the American wage-earner and you’ll realize he uses ‘worker,’ verses ‘employee,’ nearly every time. And while some may say it’s accidental or meaningless, it is interesting to note that ‘worker’ is used in the Marxist or leftist contexts to refer to the ‘working class.’ As … Continue reading The Rhetoric of Being Reduced to a Worker

Conventional Wisdom says Conventional Blast


The first headline I saw came late Sunday evening, “Ukrainian government officials confirmed a nuclear blast was detected in Ukraine Sunday.” Unfortunately, I didn’t stop to see where exactly it came from. So I ‘googled’ the sentence and found it being carried by every crack-pot with a website and Internet connection, concluding it wasn’t as big … Continue reading Conventional Wisdom says Conventional Blast

The Misuse of Three Young Murder Victims


Three students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are murdered and their deaths used as propaganda.  The victims, all members of the Muslim faith, Deah Shaddy Barakat, his wife, Yusor Mohammad, and her sister, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, were shot and killed by Craig Hicks. Although the shooter’s motive is unclear, the Council … Continue reading The Misuse of Three Young Murder Victims

George Orwell Strikes Again


Samsung's Smart TV appears to be too smart for our own good. The boilerplate language in its instruction booklet seems blasé, until: “Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third-party through your use of Voice Recognition.” … Continue reading George Orwell Strikes Again

Negotiating American Hostages to Death


The mother of James Foley -- the first American hostage beheaded by ISIS -- says the alleged death of Kayla Mueller is proof the Obama administration is doing nothing to rescue U.S. hostages from ISIS/ISIL. Diane Foley, whose son was killed last August, says 'nothing was done' to save those in captivity. "We were always … Continue reading Negotiating American Hostages to Death

Behind the Use of Reno, Nevada’s Police Officers in Ukraine


Five Reno, Nevada police officers are in Ukraine for two-months to help train Kiev’s police force, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported on February 4, 2015. The department was identified as a participant through former Reno Assistant Chief Ron Glensor, who is now with the U.S. Department of Justice’s International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP.) What … Continue reading Behind the Use of Reno, Nevada’s Police Officers in Ukraine

Debunking the Defunding of DHS


Senate Democrats halted a Republican attempt to pass legislation that would defund President Obama’s executive action on immigration. After a brief debate, the Senate voted 51-48, with every Democrat and one Republican, Nevada’s Senator Dean Heller, voting against it. Listening to those 51 Senators, because of this immigration battle, the Department of Homeland Security hangs … Continue reading Debunking the Defunding of DHS

Congressman Don Clausen, 1923-2015


Born in Ferndale, California, Don Clausen and serving in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1963 to 1983, died February 7, 2015. He was born April 27, 1923 and graduated from Ferndale elementary and high schools, enrolling in the Naval Aviation Cadet program at St. Mary’s College after the U.S. entered World War II, going on … Continue reading Congressman Don Clausen, 1923-2015

Schooner ‘Martha,’ Grounded at Requa, 1926


The schooner 'Martha', piloted by Captain Olsen, tried to cross a sand bar at the mouth of the Klamath River the morning of October 25, 1926. Loggers from the ‘Bull & Dunn Cedar Company’ quit work early to help pull the ‘Martha’ from the bar. She floated free, but before she could get under away, she became caught … Continue reading Schooner ‘Martha,’ Grounded at Requa, 1926

Behind the Burning and Burial of a Jordanian Pilot


President Obama and his administration continue to refuse to admit that ISIS/ISIL's coupled to radical Islam. But there is more evidence to prove jus’ the opposite. Recently, ISIS/ISIL burned a Jordanian pilot, and then they buried him in a massive pile of rubble. But why would they do this? First, we need to know what … Continue reading Behind the Burning and Burial of a Jordanian Pilot

Life Lesson #14


Stop rejecting new relationships just because old ones didn’t work. In life you’ll realize that there is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you and some will teach you. But most importantly, some will bring out the best in you.

Reno Murder Case from 2004 Still Not Solved


Kyla Annan’s boyfriend found her lifeless body on her bed, September 23, 2004. She lived on Quincy Street, an area known to Reno police for drug activity and vagrancy. Ten days earlier, a late-night intruder broke into her home through a back door and began removing his clothing. He threw one shirt on her sewing … Continue reading Reno Murder Case from 2004 Still Not Solved

FUBAR: NBC’s Brian Williams Called Out for Lying


NBC's Brian Williams has told the story  for several years, including during an appearance on “The Late Show” with David Letterman in 2013. Here's the latest reincarnation from last week: “The story actually started with a terrible moment a dozen years back during the invasion of Iraq when the helicopter we were traveling in was forced down after … Continue reading FUBAR: NBC’s Brian Williams Called Out for Lying

Jesus Isn’t the Problem


The day following his veiled meeting with Muslim leaders at the White House, President Obama is trying to find a moral equivalency between radical Islam and Christianity. During the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, Obama reminded attendees that violence rooted in religion isn’t exclusive to Islam, but Christians as well. "We've seen professions of faith used … Continue reading Jesus Isn’t the Problem

Ain’t Nothin’ Political ‘Bout Holder’s DOJ


The attorney general who’s spent six years turning the Justice Department into a liberal wing of the Democrat Party is off his rocker, claiming he had to clean up a department politicized by the Bush administration. "You want to look at a Justice Department that’s been politicized; you look at the one I inherited," claims out-going … Continue reading Ain’t Nothin’ Political ‘Bout Holder’s DOJ

Obama’s Trickle-down Economics to Continue


President Obama is proposing a 10-year budget he claims stabilizes the federal deficit, instead focusing on supposed income inequality while adding nearly $6 trillion to the debt. Adding $4 trillion for the 2016 fiscal year, his plan will raise taxes on corporations and on the rich. It increases discretionary spending by $74 billion over what … Continue reading Obama’s Trickle-down Economics to Continue

Bad Start to 2015 for Harry Reid


Senator Harry Reid’s younger brother is in serious trouble with the law. The 73-year-old was arrested by the Nevada Highway Patrol on U.S. 95 near Mile Marker 44 between Boulder City and Searchlight for drunken driving, driving across a median, not wearing a seatbelt, battery of a police officer, and possession of a gun while … Continue reading Bad Start to 2015 for Harry Reid

Never Poke a Prowling Tiger


ISIS/ISIL released a video showing Jordanian Lt. pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh being burned alive. The video shows him being doused and surrounded by lines drawn in the sand with flammable liquid, which are then ignited, causing him to burst into flames. Now, Jordan has executed two convicts, including a female jihadist, following the killing of the … Continue reading Never Poke a Prowling Tiger

Corruption Being Investigated in Nevada Legislature


Senator leader Harry Reid is back on the Senate floor, a week after surgery to remove a blood clot in his right eye and repair bones in his face.  Reid walked without help to the podium, accepted a handshake from the Majority Leader and thanked his colleagues for their well-wishes. Meanwhile, back in his home state of … Continue reading Corruption Being Investigated in Nevada Legislature

Obamacare Verses the Islamic State


After ISIS/ISIL released a video showing terrorists lighting a Jordanian pilot on fire, our president contrasted his death and the destruction of group with the 'benefits' of Obamacare, which he claimed makes 'people healthier' and 'their lives better.' “We’re here to talk about how to make people healthier and make their lives better, and this … Continue reading Obamacare Verses the Islamic State

The Ambiguity that is Net Neutrality


The idea of net neutrality is that all Internet traffic is equal — whether it's a movie streaming from Netflix or a Tweet and is to be treated the same by Internet Service Providers (IPS’s.) But a current proposal could allow the federal government to become the gatekeepers of cyberspace. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler … Continue reading The Ambiguity that is Net Neutrality

On the Road to ‘Newspeak’


"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." -- George Orwell The White House insists the Taliban isn't a terrorist organization, but the Treasury Department designates it as such and it’s well known that Taliban engages in acts of terror. It's … Continue reading On the Road to ‘Newspeak’