Thursday, April 24, 2014

I'm so proud to carry!

My wife is always screaming at me, "Quit telling people, especially strangers, that you have guns, and carry all the time.....it's no one's business".  She gets upset with my response, "I want the world to know I believe in my 2nd. Amendment right, and just maybe some crook out there will think twice about breaking into our home or mugging us when we're out in public".  Of course she always gets the last word, "You're nuts".  By the way, my wife also has a license to conceal carry a firearm.

My target shooting buddy and I agree that all conceal-carry citizens should have a lanyard around their neck specifying they are carrying. I think it's a great idea. Maybe gun criminals would think twice before mugging some Americans. Do you really think gun criminals pay attention to signs that prohibit guns? That just tells the criminals they will be the only people with firearms, and it's safe to rob the place.

I get bombarded a lot by many who believe that guns should be banned, outlawed, and not allowed to be carried by Americans. Wouldn't it be great if we could just use some common sense in this controversyYes, common sense laid out by our Founding Fathers in our Constitution.

I feel more and more Americans are using common sense when it comes to firearms. The Governor of Georgia has just expanded the conceal-carry rights for the citizens of Georgia; as to where they can carry their firearms. More states are following up to loosen the conceal carry restrictions for Americans across the country.

Why are gun sales soaring across the country? As a firearms ammunition re-loader I can attest that it is becoming more and more difficult to locate and purchase gun powder, primers, and projectiles.  I went to a neighboring state to receive a license to carry, and along with my home state, and through reciprocity with other states, there are only three states that I cannot carry a firearm.

So, you ask, what are those three states that I, along with any other citizen is banned from legally carrying a firearm? And can you guess what these particular three states have in common with gun crime here in the U.S.?

Well, first of all the three states that have the highest gun crime in our country are New York, Illinois, and California; and yes legal firearms carrying is prohibited in these states. Wouldn't it be great if the gun criminals would follow the banned firearm carry in these three states? 

It's just pure logic that gun criminals in New York, Illinois, and California know that good, decent Americans are prohibited from carrying a firearm to protect themselves. So, it's safe to assume criminals have more freedom to commit crimes in these three states, and that is exactly what  gun crime statistics are revealing.

There is a ton of controversy surrounding the gentleman from Minnesota who shot and killed two home invaders. Gun control advocates claim the man, Mr. Brown, was laying in wait for the intruders with his firearms, even had baited them to invade Mr. Brown's privacy and his home.

Mr. Brown said his home had been broken into several times before the controversial  break-in. He finally decided to exercise Minnesota's Castle Doctrine law. I completely and whole hearted condone Mr. Brown's actions.

Where was the upbringing of these young people, teaching them to respect the property of others? Yes, it's tragic that these young intruders lost their lives, however, had they respected the property and privacy of Mr. Brown they would be alive today.

Gun collecting, target shooting, and reloading is a big hobby of mine. At 78 I spend a lot of time in my "man-cave" making reloads, and weather permitting, I go target shooting at least twice a week. My philosophy is I hope and pray that I never have to point and shoot my firearms at anything more than a target on the pistol range.

However, if anyone breaks into my home, or forces entry into my home without being invited, well all I can say is....911 is the second thing I'll do.

And that's Politics with Pete for today...God bless our country, our troops, and our 2nd. Amendment.




Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Just deal with it!

Just a few days ago the liberal progressive host Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC was screaming in her TV camera that "Obamacare is the law of the and so proclaimed by the Supreme Court....it's here to stay, so just deal with it".

If that wasn't enough Sharpton started to scream that anyone that didn't like the ruling of the Supreme Court on BarryCare was "racist". Remember when Nancy Pelosi screamed that Republicans were "nothing short of criminals" because they were trying to repeal Barrycare?

Have you ever watched the chubby Bob Beckel on The Five. Even with the proven failure of BarryCare he just daily spits and sputters that the Supreme Court has mandated that BarryCare is the law of the land and we must accept it and "just shut up". It seems he says that daily to Eric Bolling.

Sgt. Schultz of MSNBC, along with his "brother" Alan Grayson spit and sputter that Republicans want to kill Americans because they are trying to stop a Supreme Court law that mandates BarryCare. I don't even want to get started on the leg tingler Matthews and Rachey Maddow on "proclaiming" that the whole GOP party should be jailed for "trying to break a Supreme Court law".

Whoa...hold on a minute now!  Just two days ago our Supreme Court by a vote of 6-2 voted into law that the state of Michigan does not have to follow any Affirmative Action rules for job hiring, pay raises, promotions, school grants, housing subsidizing, school admissions, even allowing memberships into organizations.

Simply put, it means that in the state of Michigan "you gotta earn it baby", and you can't rely on your race, color, or creed to receive special treatment in jobs, schools, etc. As soon as the news hit the airwaves, it was announced that seven states are also following this law and  soon many other states will follow.

Hey, how come these very same people that whined, yelled, screamed, and moaned that the GOP would not accept the Supreme Court law of BarryCare, are now screaming, whining, yelling, complaining, and moaning that the Supreme Court was not fair in passing the anti-Affirmative Action law.

My favorite hero is my Dad. He came here in 1915 at the age of 17 from Italy. He couldn't read or write a word of English. Got a job in the local steel mill, and worked there for forty-eight years. In talks with Dad he would say, "I guess I was considered a minority then, but I worked my butt off, and no one gave me anything I didn't ear through hard work".

We even have Supreme Court Justice Sotomayer voting against the anti-Affirmative Action law by writing a fifty-eight page dissent. Could it be due to her Hispanic heritage. She forgets that an African-American president appointed her to her job. 

Ah, gee whiz, you poor people of minority races. You're going to have to get an education and work hard to achieve anything worth while in this great country. Sharpton is not going to march for you to get it free. It's the Supreme Court mandated law, and JUST DEAL WITH IT!!

And that's Politics with Pete for today...God bless our country..and our troops.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Had enough now?

C'mon already folks; how much more are we going to take? I mean, really haven't we had enough? Remember the arrogant bully in high school that roamed the halls tormenting everyone, and he had a supporting posse that believed in everything he did. Come on now, you remember him don't you?

Then suddenly the arrogant class bully decides to run for class president. His opponent is a decent, kind, and very intelligent opponent (boy or girl), that thinks of the students first. The bully's opponent ran on the platform of "If you've had enough of this bully terrorizing our hallways, here's a way to shut him down, and rid ourselves of  him once and for all".

Well, election day came, and except for the bully and a very few of his posse members, he hardly received a vote. The outcome devastated the bully so much that he slinked away and became just another irrelevant student that no one feared any longer.


So what's my logic in this analogy? In exactly 189 days we have one of our best, maybe our very best ever, opportunity, to rid ourselves of the bullies that are running and corrupting our great country, along with the Constitution our Founding Fathers lad forth for us.

If for no other reason than to stop Harry Reid from operating at the Senate Majority leader we need to have our voices heard in November. This man actually supported "the rights" of the Wall Street occupiers, but called Cliven Bundy a domestic terrorist. How many more lies do we have to catch him spewing out? 

Harry Reid, like so many other liberal progressives, believes in the old theorem, "that if you throw enough s**t against the wall, some of it is bound to stick".  Starting with the lies of Barry Soetero, and then adding Holder, Reid, Pelosi, Boxer. Wasserman-Schultz, Sharpton, and the entire MSNBC gang, all of them are slinging arrows of lies and blasphemy against any opponent of Barry's administration.

And you can bet the very instant you stand up and voice your opposition to this administration's policies,  old Rev. Sharpton will start screaming "racist-racist-racist".

You've all heard enough stories about Obamacare, IRS, DOJ, Benghazi, Fast & Furious, NSA, Lois Lerner, etc.  You've heard enough about Barry Soetero entering office in 2009 with a net worth of $1.2 million, and is now worth very close to $13. million.   Ever wonder how this happened? Well, don't ask, or Sharpton will scream "racist-racist-racist".

Just close your eyes and seriously think about it for a minute; do you really want the Barry & Harry team running and ruining our country for another two years? And maybe, just maybe if we win the Senate and House in a gigantic landslide, we can start impeachment hearings.


We have 189 days folks to get ready, and spread the word to take a step to take our country back from this corrupt administration.  Believe me folks, what Barry is doing is more than a "smidgeon". If the Barry & Harry team hang on to the Senate for the next two years then we'll get exactly what we deserve.   C'mon, help to make a difference.

And that's Politics with Pete for today...God bless our country...and our troops

 

Friday, April 18, 2014

Your land is my land!

Of course most remember the old Arlo Guthrie song of "This land is our land......." Well someone should tell that to Dingy Harry Reid and his corrupt son. They have even hired rogue police and state officers to kill and bury some of Cliven Bundy's cattle.

Well, the corrupt Reid wants to change the lyrics to Guthrie's song to "Your land is my land". And do you want to know why? Why it's because the corrupt Reid & Son team have already made a deal with a group called ENN to set up a gigantic solar panel farm on the grazing land where Bundy and his family feed and raise their cattle.

And why, you ask, is this such a big deal that Dingy Harry is even calling Cliven Bundy a "domestic terrorist"? Harry and his evil corrupt son are running scared because he knows that America is standing strong behind the Bundys, and this may hurt their deal.

Well, Dingy Harry even has the media chiming in with this stupid accusation. Did anyone watch Sgt. Schultz, of MSNBC, claiming Fox News is inciting riots and domestic terrorism because Sean Hannity reported favorably on the Bundy debacle. And yet the management at Comcast is scratching their heads wondering why Fox's ratings are sky high, while MSNBC'S ratings are in he basement,

And talk about race-baiting.....MSNBC went so far as to theorize that if Bundy were Black then the GOP would be screaming for the Feds to go in their with guns blazing. And this Administration was supposed to unite the races in our country. Think not.

How come the media won't report that our own Federal Government hired rogue snipers that actually shot, killed, and buried bulls grazing on Bundy's land? How come the media calls Bundy a terrorist that owe's the "wonderful" IRS several thousand dollars, but won't say a word that the evil race baiter Sharpton owes $1.9 million in back taxes, while Holder and Barry Soetero are key note speakers at Al's NAN convention?
 
Barry Soetero is a disgrace to the office of the Presidency, and is the laughing stock around the world starting with Putin. And where is the media in all this? Why they are still carrying the water for this man who has us all wondering why he caters so much to the Muslim nations. I have an idea, but that's for a later blog.

However, folks, the good news is that in 192 days we can take our first step to fix this. No, we won't get rid of Barry and his husband Michael, but with a good solid GOP House and Senate we'll be able to send Barry to the golf course instead of OUR  White House, and Michael can go on vacation and shut up about obese America. Has Michael looked in the mirror lately at his wide derriere? 

Don't give up folks; spread the word; 192 days left.

And that's Politics with Pete for today...God bless our country...and our troops

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I predict!

Some of old timers remember the late Jeanne Dixon. She was a semi-famous astrologer, syndicated columnist, and would make hundreds of predictions. Problem was that most all of her predictions were way off. However, she would glorify, write about, bloviate, and tell us all about the one or two predictions that came true.

I guess her plan that if you make hundreds of predictions you're bound to get one or two correct.
So in today's short blog I'd like to make a few predictions, and then later this year I'll revisit this blog.

First of all, I'm going to predict that Roger Ailles and his Fox News Network will enjoy rising ratings, and will lead the cable news by its widest margin ever over their competitors. My logic is that as we get closer to the ever important November mid-term elections more Americans will be watching Fox by wider margins than other networks. My logic in that is by now Americans realize that Fox is the place to go to for honest, fair, and balanced news, reported with integrity and honor.

Furthermore I'm going to make a couple of predictions; first with a double-edged sword. I predict the GOP will win in a gigantic landslide to take the Senate back and retain the majority in the House. 

Now if we take back the Senate and keep the House by a slim margin then I predict that MSNBC will continue to maintain its broadcasting of liberal progressive view with the likes of Matthews, Schultz, Maddow, and Sharpton. They will continue to spew lies and blasphemy at the GOP.

But with my prediction of a landslide victory by the GOP in November's mid-term election I also predict that Comcast will start thinking that maybe it's time to clean out the likes of Matthews, Maddow, Sharpton, Schultz, and even Tore, or whatever his name is.

I predict that Comcast will start paying attention to Fox's ratings success, and think there just might be room for another "fair & balanced" news network. Of course their first step will be to get rid of the leg-tingler,  Rachey, Sgt. Schultz, the Rev., and Tore, or whatever his name is.

Can you imagine any of the above MSNBC hosts presenting the news fairly, honestly, and with integrity? Nah, they have to go away. Can't wait to write my blog about this issue the very first day after the November elections. See ya then.

And that's Politics with Pete for today...God bless our country...and our troops

Monday, April 14, 2014

Why even vote?

Wife and I were at a family gathering yesterday. Loud, crazy bunch, made  up mostly of Italian-Americans. Love 'em like crazy. Most of us going ga-ga over the new 4-month family member. Some even arguing over whose turn it is to hold hold her, until however she spit up. She actually "left" some of her milk on my sweater.

A couple of us "old people" were discussing the upcoming November mid-term elections. Most everyone who knows me knows that I'm more conservative than Rush Limbaugh. Anyway we were discussing that if the GOP doesn't take back the Senate and retain the House we're going to be in trouble for the rest of Barry Soetero's two years.

I pointed to my 23-year old granddaughter and remarked, "hope these young people realize what faces them in the future, and gets out to vote to stop Reid and his band of crooks". She quickly asked,  "Who's Reid"? All I could retort was "What"?  She then floored me with, "not everyone is a news junkie like you...besides I don't even vote". With that, she went back to texting on her I-phone.

Then out of nowhere a 71-year old family member spoke out and said, "Oh, I've never voted, and don't ever intend to". Of course this ignited me, but before I could utter a word, my commander-in-chief, also known as my wife, spoke two stern words, "Pete....NO!!".  So, there I sat in silence wondering why people turn their backs on the privilege and rights given to us by our Constitution.

Wonder just how these people would react if tomorrow they woke up to find that their right and privilege to vote has been rescinded, and they could never vote again.

In 196 days we go to the polls. This will be our greatest opportunity in the past six years to take a stand, and take our first step to getting our country back. If we don't take back the Senate, and worse, lose the House, you can expect Barry Soetero's last two years in our White House will be just the beginning of the downfall of the economic structure of our country. 

Is there anyone who wants Dingy Harry Reid to maintain the Senate leadership? More importantly, can you imagine what Barry Soetero will do in his last two years if Dingy Harry stays in command of our Senate?  It could very well be the most disastrous time in our history

For those who think their vote won't make a difference I remind them of those words from a song I've always liked, ".....if everyone just lit one little candle......".  And, for those that don't get out to vote for us to take back the Senate and keep the House, then they are certainly part of the problem.

I leave today's blog with; if Americans don't take this opportunity to vote Reid out of his command this November then Americans will get exactly what they deserve. God save us then.

And that's Politics with Pete for today...God bless our country...and our troops.

Friday, April 11, 2014

I wanna be in contempt

It seems today that "being held in contempt" is almost like a badge of honor...well at least notoriety is certainly gained. Being held in contempt is about as punishing as Barry Soetero's sanctions against Iran and Putin, or as punishing as Tax fraud Rangel's Congressional sanction.

Barry's threat to Asaad of Syria of "crossing the red line in the sand", is as fearful as when I used to yell at my young daughters years ago, "don't let me come back there" as they were being mischievous  in the back of the station wagon on a family trip.  Have you noticed how frightened Putin and Iran are when Barry sanctioned them and held them in contempt? Yeah, they're really scared of big bad Barry.

One of the biggest tax frauds ever in Congress is Charles Rangel. he should have been kicked out of Congress a long time ago. Instead, then House majority leader Nancy Pelosi just banged her gavel and uttered, "Congressman Rangel, we in Congress now sanction you".  Wow, I bet that scared old tax cheat Rangel.

The truth is a sanction and a contempt along with $1.25 only gets you a cup of coffee at MacDonalds.  Today sanctions and contempt assignments are passed out like candy at Halloween.

There are those progressive libs, led by Rep. Cummings that are desperately trying to get Issa's committee to stop investigating Lois Lerner. We all wondered why.  Then we discovered that Lerner was filtering her IRS sneaky tactics to Cummings. 

Is there any doubt that Lois Lerner is guilty of betraying her position at the IRS? Why else would she plead the Fifth Amendment? Why is Cummings so adamant in his defense of her? We all now know why.  Yes, we all know Lerner and Cummings are guilty, but you can bet the Holder and his DOJ misfits will do nothing about it.

Oh, someday down the road Lerner and Cummings will be found guilty and found "in contempt" or be "sanctioned". But my response is a big fat SO WHAT?

Congressional sanctions and contempts should be followed with a healthy monetary fine and jail time. I guarantee that contempt assignments and sanctions will definitely be taken a lot more serious. Did you notice how Holder has reacted since the House found him in contempt? As viewed by us all, he practically gave the middle finger to Rep. Gohmert.

For the past two days my wife has been vehemently insisting that I clean the garage instead of being on the couch watching The Masters from Augusta. Today she yelled at me, "you're in contempt, and I'm sanctioning you".  However, unlike Congress, my wife did levy a fine against me, but I can't write it here in my blog.

Seriously folks, we can take our first step to stop all this Congressional nonsense in just 197 short days. Please let's not let this golden chance pass us by. And what I say to all this? Contempt and Sanction this!!

And that's Politics with Pete for today...God bless our country...and our troops