Monthly Archives: February 2016

47 Years Ago Today….

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I was born. Yes, it’s been 47 years. I think I am going to just take the day off. Spend the day reflecting on my life. I will count my blessings, ponder things I can improve about myself, and cap the night off with a birthday dinner at a new restaurant with my beautiful, lovely wife. I think that will do nicely.

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This One Is Black & White

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Did you watch the Super Bowl this past Sunday, and see the Dorito’s commercial with the ultrasound? I did, and I LOVED IT! I am Pro-Life, but honestly, that had nothing to do with why I liked the commercial. It was simply funny, lighthearted, well done, and I thought it was actually the best commercial of the game. The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL), which totes itself as Pro-Choice on it’s website’s banner, tweeted the following: Continue reading

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A Call For Safety

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The forecast for the day: 1-3 inches of snow. That was enough for me to receive the following email this morning:

Due to the forecasted inclement weather conditions, all Commack Schools and offices are closed today, Monday, February 8, 2016.
All extra-curricular and after-school activities are cancelled.

And the following voicemail message:

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Power Outage Yesterday

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Yesterday morning, around 6 am, there was a power outage in my area. I was without power most of yesterday, so I didn’t get to make a post. Today is Saturday, and generally speaking, I spend my weekends with my family, so, I usually don’t blog on the weekends.

That being said, I logged onto Facebook today, and I received the “On This Day” notification for three years ago today. Three years ago today, I posted a video composed to go along with a commentary made by Paul Harvey called “What is a Policeman?”, dedicated to the memory of Okaloosa County (FL) Sheriff’s Deputies Tony Forgione, Burt Lopez, and Skip York.

I remember growing up and hearing Paul Harvey give commentaries on my local radio station, and I enjoyed them very much. He was a bright, articulate man, and “What is a Policeman?” was one of my favorites from him. Please allow me to share it with you, and may God Bless the slain Deputies, their families, and all active law enforcement officers. It’s a tough job.

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Thoughts On Cruz/Carson Controversy

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After some really difficult questions and points raised by a very good Facebook friend of mine Cecil, who said the following:

“Louis, the issue here is not about expecting perfect moral behavior. The question is “did Cruz behave immorally?”. Regardless of speculation it’s simply not fair on Carson.

Cruz is a Supreme Court attorney and he definitely knew better. We DO expect better from bible bashing evangelical politicians who run their entire campaign on the basis of godliness. To think Carson is a “fellow Christian”? I mean with brothers in Christ like that, who needs
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NONSENSE: Consent Carnival

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I am going to start a posting routine, simply called NONSENSE. Whenever I see something I see think is absurd, I will use the NONSENSE stamp image above. Here is the first installment.

The Daily Caller reported that recently, the University of Southern California (USC) hosted a “Consent Carnival”. It’s purpose? According to the article:

“Teach students the basics of sexual consent by making them “have sex” with a giant bouncy house and by giving them a 100-word checklist about how to kiss somebody without assaulting them.”

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So college age adults need instruction how to kiss someone without sexually assaulting them? This is just so utterly ridiculous and pathetic at the same time. Absolutely absurd. Regrettably, this is more or less par for the course for many colleges and universities these days. These “Institutions of Higher Learning” are increasingly teaching and advocating moronic methodologies such as this.

I mean, seriously? College age adults can’t figure this out on their own? They need instruction? If you are not sure how to kiss someone without sexually assaulting them, perhaps you shouldn’t leave your home. Wow.

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It’s Not Segregation Because We Say It’s Not

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Campusreform.org reports “Segregated dorms for males ‘who identify as Black’ coming to UConn”

Here is my position. You can explain why African American students may need a place exclusively for them to go and spend more time with one another.  You can say it isn’t segregated because it is currently optional. You can say that other schools have put in place a “safe space” for minority students. You can say whatever you like, but according to the definition listed above, and that definition is the correct and accurate definition, IT IS SEGREGATION.

To the first point, that African American students need a place exclusively for them to go and spend more time with one another. Well, about about white students? What about Hispanic students? What about Asian students? What about Native American students? Do you get my point? Are universities going to provide exclusive places for every ethnic group that is for their exclusive use? If they do not, is it fair or reasonable for certain groups to get benefits while other groups do not? Isn’t that inherently unreasonable, inequitable, and improper? I believe it is. And IT’S SEGREGATION!

To the second point, that it isn’t segregation because it’s “currently optional”. It is only optional for African American males, but no other group. It’s not optional for white males, or Hispanic males, or Asian males, or Native American males, and therefore, by definition, IT’S SEGREGATION! If an Asian man is not allowed to enter this place, then it’s no different then when African Americans were not allowed to enter places before the Civil Rights Act. IT’S SEGREGATION!

To the third point, that other schools have put in place safe places for minority students. It’s STILL SEGREGATION. Whether or not other schools do it or not is irrelevant. It’s segregation when other schools do it, it will be segregation when it’s done in this instance. Two wrongs do not make a right. Besides, what’s with this “safe place” nonsense? College is for adults who are preparing to go into the world, if they can’t handle opposing views, harsh words, and life’s unfairness, then they have a bigger issue they need to address. There are “safe places” in the real world. As conservative Bill Whittle once said:

“Safety is an illusion. It’s a temporary bubble of psychological security, provided by loving parents TO PROTECT CHILDREN, until they slowly become adult enough to face the reality of a dangerous world.”

The great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, in his famous “I Have A Dream Speech” said,

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!”

Sadly, that dream is dying, because today, we live in a world that affords bonus and benefits to certain groups based solely on the color of their skin. It’s a sad state of affairs, but hey, I’m just a cop.

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I Am A Conservative

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Let me begin by saying that, as a conservative, I simply can not vote for any candidate on the national democratic ticket. Period. There was a time when there was such a thing as a “conservative democrat”, but there is no such animal today. The party that brought us John F. Kennedy has changed dramatically, and were he alive today, I do not believe there would be a place for President Kennedy in the democratic party. Therefore, I have no real choice but to vote republican, and regardless of who the eventual republican nominee for president of the United States in 2016 is, that person will get my vote. I simply cannot, in good conscience, cast a ballot for the party that supports partial birth abortions, nor can I simply refuse to vote. So I vote republican, and this time around, for the first time in a very long time, I actually have a candidate who is a TRUE CONSERVATIVE. That candidate is Ted Cruz.

Ted Cruz went to Washington, not to “make deals’, but to change it. He has fought not only liberal democrats, but members in his own party. I hear people say that makes him the wrong person to be president. That if he can’t work with others, he won’t be able to get things done. Personally, I call what he’s done standing up for one’s principles, and I greatly admire that, but let me ask you this: has President Obama “worked with others”? Has President Obama “reached across the aisle” and made any concessions or compromises with the republicans? I doubt there is anyone who could make a strong argument that he has worked too often with republicans, if ever at all. “Making Deals” has gotten republicans NOTHING with President Obama. “Making Deals” with people who give you nothing but ask you to give in to them isn’t compromising, it’s capitulation. So, we have a president, who, for eight years, hasn’t “made deals”, yet he has gotten a lot done. Indeed, sadly, President Obama has gotten a lot of things done:

  • The Affordable Healthcare Act
  • Complete troop withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan, destabilizing the region and helping contribute to the rise of ISIS control
  • Obama Administration used IRS to target conservative, Christian and pro-Israel organizations, donors, and citizens
  • Obama knowingly lied to Congress and the American people about the killing of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya.
  • Iran Nuclear Deal
  • President Obama issued, in one day, 21 separate Executive Orders that attack and undermine the Second Amendment rights of US Citizens, including amending the ObamaCare law to allow doctors and hospitals to investigate which patients own a gun, thus allowing the federal government to track and monitor law-abiding gun owners simply because they sought medical care.

These are just a sampling of some of President Obama’s so called “accomplishments”. For the past eight years, our country has been traveling down a far left path, and to get us back on the right path, we need a conservative president. We don’t only need a president to stop the damage done by eight years of a far left, liberal progressive, we need someone to UNDO that damage. We need a TRUE CONSERVATIVE. Ted Cruz stands and fights for the following:

  • Protecting the Second Amendment Rights of Americans
  • Restoring the Constitution as our governing standard, rolling back the federal government to the functions the Constitution sets out, and giving power back to the states and the people
  • Restoring border security and enforcing immigration laws
  • Restoring American leadership in the world, by, among other things, rebuilding our military, defeating ISIS, and voiding the current Iranian Nuclear Deal
  • Standing alongside Israel once again
  • Defending the rights of religious liberty

Ted Cruz has taken a consistently conservative stance on just about every issue. Take a look at his Presidential Profile on Conservative Review. He is rated 97% by Conservative Review for his voting record as a U.S. Senator. There really is no refuting that he is, in fact, a true conservative candidate. He is, and he is precisely what the republican party, and this country, needs.

The republican party has tried to win elections in the past with centrist candidates, like Sen. Dole, Sen. McCain, and Gov Romney. It failed. It not only failed, but failed miserably. The last republican president was a moderate conservative, G.W. Bush, who was billed as a conservative. Centrist candidates are a bust. It’s time the republican party realizes this. Ronald Reagan was a conservative, and has gone down in history as one of our greatest presidents. We need another conservative. Ted Cruz is that conservative, and that is why he is my first choice for the Republican Party Presidential Candidate for 2016. But hey, I’m just a cop.

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