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Thursday, May 30, 2013

May 29, 2013
A Line Will Be Drawn
By Tammy Derouin
The Memorial Day weekend is a time to reflect on the sacrifice that so many have willingly made for our country.  From our nation’s earliest days, the citizens of this country knew the importance of freedom. 
Try to imagine living in colonial New England.  The tension is mounting between the British and the colonists.  People are divided.  Neighbors wonder who among them will be loyal to the Crown.  Who will they be able to trust?  There came a time when a line had to be drawn.  You could argue the pros and cons of remaining a British colony but which side would you chose?  Which side were you willing to die for, tyranny or freedom?
Imagine living in the mid 1800’s.  Tension is mounting between the North and the South.  State’s rights and slavery are at the center of the debate.  Family and friends are located in conflicting locations.  The debate continues until the battle for Fort Sumter off the coast of South Caroline begins.  The debate has ended and the war has begun.  More southern states soon follow.  Do you stand with your state, with your family or your ideology?  A line is drawn, which side do you chose?  Which side are you willing to die for, tyranny or freedom?
The wars of the 20th Century sent American soldiers overseas to fight on foreign soil.  The enemies were easy to identify, Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, and Imperial Japan.  Once WWII was behind us, the Cold War began.  Communism became our enemy.  The Soviet Union and the countries behind the Iron Curtain as well as China, North Korea and Vietnam all had one thing in common, oppression and tyranny.  The enemy was called the enemy.
Americans have stood against tyranny from the very beginning when that first line was drawn in 1776.  America has been the land of the free, the beacon of hope to the rest of the world.  Americans fight oppression, they don’t defend it.  Soldiers and civilians have sacrificed so much in the name of freedom.  Every generation pays a price.  Freedom doesn’t come cheap.  There is no artificial substitute or reasonable facsimile.  You either have it or you don’t.
In today’s world, the enemies of the United States are still easy to identify.  The problem is, those in power have befriended them.  Because of this, they have been allowed to infiltrate our government.  They have managed to obtain posts in the highest places.  Slowly they have changed our language and behavior.  With our enemies operating in such high and prestigious positions, it wouldn’t be proper to actually call them our adversaries.  We wouldn’t want to hurt their feelings.  The government has made “phobia” a contentious word. 
Our government has decided to mask our enemies.  They have removed language from training manuals that clearly define them.  Political correctness has played a destructive part in our way of life.  The government is now telling us we have a “phobia” if we feel uncomfortable in certain situations.  Our natural insight or instinct is somehow wrong and needs to be re-trained.  Without a clear definition of our enemies, there’s either no enemy or we’re all suspects.
There is something clearly wrong when our government will defend our opponents even while they hold the smoking gun.  Meanwhile, Americans are subjected to unreasonable scrutiny.  It wasn’t Americans that took control of four planes on an early September morning.  Who’s being harassed at airports?  You can’t profile, that wouldn’t be politically correct.  Instead Americans have become the target of our own government.
So many Americans have given their lives to defend our nation.  We are told that our soldiers are defending freedom and democracy in other lands.  While our military is spread so thin around the world, our own REPUBLIC stands on shaky ground.  Our government has put us on the path to oppression.  Their goal is to remove our rights and our freedoms which so many have died defending.  Ask yourself, why is this administration sending soldiers to protect citizens of other lands from oppressive governments while at the same time they are mocking and eradicating our Constitution?
The signs are clearly visible.  Our government is attacking our rights.  We are being told that the problems of the world are somehow our fault.  The President has made several apologies.  It makes us question ourselves and our way of life.  We have given too many concessions to the wrong people.  The government continues to assume too much power.  They continue to claim it’s for our protection.  How’s that working out in Russia, China and the Middle East?
There will come a time when a line will be drawn, which side do you chose?  Which side are you willing to die for, tyranny or freedom? 
“I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”
Nathan Hale



Sunday, May 26, 2013

May 22, 2013
By Tammy Derouin
The Obama administration promised transparency.  The word has several descriptive meanings, including clear, translucent, sheer, clarity, simplicity, openness and candidness.  I wonder if Obama’s campaign understood the meaning before they decided to use it as their trademark.  When you think of the Obama administration, do any of these words come to mind? 
A house of cards has a limited life span.  A house of cards which uses deceit and deception as its foundation devastates the whole population when it finally collapses.  For a time, the house may convince those in the neighborhood that all is well.  Those that built this house have spent all their time and money on cosmetics, surface fluff.  Substance, which is what holds a structure together or makes a person for that matter, involves more than paint.  Paint is a concealer.  
The house of cards located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. has been exposed.  Many have tried to expose the inadequate structure for some time.  Ruthless intimidation and smear campaigns have tried to hush those that have been concerned about its integrity; meaning honesty, truthfulness and honor.  Do any of these words come to mind when you think of the Obama administration?
The latest of three scandals has grabbed the attention of the main stream media.  The Obama administration has misused its power to intimidate and harass those that dare to speak out against them.
The AP scandal is the reason we no longer have a free press.  The administration has used its power to intimidate our first line of defense against a tyrannical government.  The DOJ drastically increased its electronic surveillance requests to spy on phone communication over the past several years.  Combine that information with what has come to light this past week.  The DOJ subpoenaed and received two months of phone records from the Associated Press.  This included work and personal phone numbers belonging to five reporters and one editor.  It also obtained phone records at three AP offices and the main number for the reporters at the AP Press Gallery. 
The Obama Administration has prosecuted more whistle blowers in five years than all other presidents combined.  That adds up to a lot of intimidation.  Is it any wonder the main stream media cowers to this president?  With a federal government seizing records and tapping work and personal phone lines, intimidation is used to enforce the will of this administration.  Isn’t this how Russia, China and North Korea keep the people in line?
The IRS scandal is yet another attempt to control through intimidation.  Organizations that do not share the same ideals as the Obama administration have become targets.  Conservative groups or organizations that use key words in their name have been subjected to thug-like behavior by the IRS.  Organizations that are supportive of Israel have also been subjected to intense scrutiny.  One pro-Israel organization, according to The Blaze, was informed they were assigned to “a special unit in the D.C. office to determine whether the organization’s activities contradict the Administrations public policies.” 
Treasury officials were aware of the additional scrutiny and targeting of conservative organizations in June of 2012.  Former IRS Commissioner Douglas Schulman testified on March 22, 2012 on the question of targeting certain political organizations.  He said there was “absolutely no targeting” of conservative groups.  Outgoing IRS chief Steven Miller tried to excuse the behavior as an attempt to be more efficient.  He added the IRS has, “learned its lesson” and this “won’t happen again.” They targeted certain groups, they were caught and now they’re sorry.  Sorry they were caught, I’m sure. 
The IRS also improperly seized the medical records of 10 million Americans.  Why?  Isn’t it comforting to know that the IRS is going to be the chief enforcer of Obamacare?   More IRS agents are expected to be hired to help Americans make the transformation.  Now that we have allowed the government to take care for us, they are going to spy on us and make sure we make the right decisions.  Are you still using reward cards?  I’d rethink it if I were you.
Hopefully, the Benghazi crime will continue to haunt this president.  Obama’s intimidation continues.  Instead of pointing the finger at our enemies and terrorists groups, he put the blame on freedom of speech. 
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has a job that should be keeping him up at night.  It makes me wonder if he has a conscience.  How can he continue to spin the propaganda, the lies of the Obama administration?  He recently stated, “The fact of the matter is that this administration has a record of transparency that outdoes any previous administrations.  And we are committed to that.  The president is committed to that.”  It kind of makes me wonder what the Obama administration has on him.
“We’re gonna punish our enemies, and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.”
President Barack Obama

May 15, 2013
Stand Down
By Tammy Derouin
This past week three brave Americans stood up to the government and testified about their knowledge of the Benghazi attack.  These individuals have been threatened, demoted and intimidated by the White House and the State Department.  Despite the threats, they took a stand and testified because it does matter.    
Eric Nordstrom was a former regional security officer in Libya.  He had issues with Hillary Clinton’s statement, “What difference, at this point, does it make?” She was referring to what ignited the Benghazi attack.  Nordstrom emotionally stated that it does matter.  “It matters to me personally and it matters to my colleagues.” He continued, “It matters to the American public for whom we serve.”  He went on to mention that it matters to the family and friends of those who were murdered.
Gregory Hicks, former deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, probably gave the most damaging testimony.  He testified that he was directly told not to isolate himself with Congressman Chaffetz, who visited the site in Libya.  He received intimidating calls from Clinton and her top advisor Cheryl Mills.  Hicks stated he was “embarrassed” that the administration was blaming the attack on a You Tube video.  “The You Tube video was a non-event in Libya.”  Hours after the attack, the president of Libya said it had possible terror links.  An email from the State Department acknowledged this information the very next day.  U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice made no attempt to talk to Hicks prior to her making rounds on all the Sunday morning shows where she blamed the attack on a video. 
According to Hicks, senior Obama administration officials not only failed to act during the attack to save the lives of Americans, they stood in the way of efforts to do so.  Hicks said Special Forces were prevented from responding to the attack.  Lt. Col. Gibson and his personnel were getting into vehicles to make sure the airport was secure for their departure.  They were called off.  They were not authorized to go.  The administration knew it was a terrorist attack.  Their inaction was disgraceful.  The cover up has revealed acts of disloyalty and betrayal.
Our government conspires against the American people.  Our government has managed to take control of the mainstream media.  This story and so many others are being scrubbed from the news.  Our government has tried to hush those that dare to tell the truth.  There was a time when this type of government control only took place in other countries. 
America, we have a president that is arming our enemies.  He arms them outside of our borders and he turns a blind eye once they have crossed our borders.  We have a president that is doing everything he can to disarm Americans.  The government is purchasing ammunition in record amounts.  If they can’t take your gun, they will take your bullets.  Have you tried to purchase ammunition lately?
You are fooling yourself if you believe that removing guns from the people is the answer.  You are only playing into their plan.  They promote fear.  This plan is all about control and it will eventually affect you.  Once one of our rights disappears, the others will soon follow.
The government knowingly lied to the American people.  They blamed a video that had absolutely nothing to do with the attack.  A Lt. Col. was told to “stand down” preventing Special Forces from aiding Americans under attack.  Someone gave that order, who was it and why?  No planes were deployed.  Witnesses were instructed not to speak to investigators alone.  Congressmen Chaffetz, who went to investigate, claimed that the Obama administration assigned a State Department attorney to follow him during his trip.  Talking points were changed to avoid any mention of calling it a terrorist attack.  It took the FBI 24 days to investigate the site.  CNN went through the ruins long before our government sent investigators.  Clinton’s name is on cables reducing security. 
I came across yet another interesting twist as I read through pages of news reports.   A man called the Hannity radio show and identified himself as a drone operator on point during the attack.  He stated that the video was being transmitted to agencies around the world.  It would be easy to see that there was a big problem.  He described that there were hundreds of people around the consulate.  Nobody has interviewed him or any of the other drone operators involved during the attack.  Why?  He then made a statement that was very disturbing.  “But we wouldn’t have been able to do much anyway because of the agreement with the host countries where we’re located.  We were not able to be armed that night.”  Now why would that be?
“Lt. Col. Gibson was furious.  I told him to go bring our people home.  That’s what he wanted to do.”
Gregory Hicks



Sunday, May 12, 2013

May 8, 2013
Land of Opportunity
By Tammy Derouin
Piles of papers arranged by topic form a circle around me.  In days gone by, each paper in each pile would have been a major news event.  If the press where only a fraction of their former self they would be heroes instead of cowards.  They would show a president and his administration are either clinically incompetent or criminal in their actions, as they do irrefutable damage to our nation.  The citizens of this nation should be demanding answers but the press no longer provides the questions.
Americans should know how the government is spending their money.  While honest Americans work for a living, our government promotes an endless welfare state.  This activity is dangerous for its own citizens. It makes people dependent on the government instead of themselves.  When the government promotes a welfare state for non-citizens, it’s not only dangerous, it overwhelms the system financially and it brings our enemies to our door step.
The U.S. government funded the family who would become the enemy of the American people.  The Boston Herald reported, “The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer funded assistance.”  This included benefits such as food, cash and Section 8 housing.  Government assistance was handed out from 2002 to 2012.  Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed by police, received $5,566 for educational aid.  He received Pell Grant funds, cash and tuition waivers.  Talk about the land of opportunity. 
Three college friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston bomber suspect who is recovering in the hospital, have now been arrested.  According to the AP, two of the three have been held in county jail on allegations they violated their student visas.  Don’t worry; the Boston Police have stated they pose no threat to the public.  Meanwhile, American citizens with clean records aren’t allowed to take nail clipper on an airplane.
There are reports that Russian agents had Tamerlan Tsarnaev under surveillance and that Russia tried to inform the U.S. about the Tsarnaev brothers as a potential security risk.  Reports are also emerging that a senior Saudi government official told Daily Mail that Saudi Arabia sent a written warning to DHS in 2012.  The letter warned of Tsarnaev as a potential threat.  With all this information being provided by other countries, and all the surveillance the government engages in, isn’t it odd that the FBI asked the public for help in identifying those responsible for the bombing?
Reports are once again emerging that a Saudi Family, who had been living in Florida, had ties to terrorists involved in the 9/11 attack.  The Telegraph reported in 2012 that security records show that Mohamed Atta, the leader of the 9/11 attack as well as other 9/11 terrorists, visited the al-Hijji family on numerous occasions.  Neighbors reported that the family fled suddenly prior to the attack.  Apparently, the FBI has 35 pages of information on this family.  Some of the information has been blacked out and four pages were never released. 
Whistle-blowers that want to tell what they know about the Benghazi crime have been threatened by the State Department, the CIA and unnamed Obama administration officials.  Rep. Issa has complained to Secretary of State John Kerry that the department has not cooperated with at least one of the attorneys representing a whistle-blower.  According to Fox News, “The Obama administration maintains that it has been more than forthcoming on Benghazi and that it is time for the State Department to move on.”  Kerry said, “I do not want to spend the next year coming up here talking about Benghazi.” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the Benghazi attacks were, “a long time ago.”  Now there’s transparency for you.  Deny, lie and after time it will all go away.
There was a report from Buck Sexton on documents released through a FIOA request.  “The Department of Justice gave tech companies immunity from breaking federal wiretapping law in exchange for allowing law enforcement to intercept online communications.”
What about reports that Pro-Hezbollah and Pro-Hamas stations are being broadcast in America?  They copy images of popular children’s characters to spread their hate.  I guess freedom of speech is fine if you are the enemy of the United States.  Being pro-Constitution however, makes you a radical. 
To say I was drowning in information would be an understatement.  There are so many unreported stories every week.  Our time is running out.  Our government is conspiring against the people.  Our president was willingly put in office by the people, not once but twice.  There will be consequences for our actions.
“Barack knows that we are going to have to make sacrifices; we are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.”
Michelle Obama

Saturday, May 4, 2013

May 1, 2013
212 3B
By Tammy Derouin
I thought the Benghazi cover up was big.  It was and still is as far as I’m concerned. But then again, I thought red flags should have gone up during Obama’s first term, his first month. 
Just like any disease, if you ignore it and don’t treat it when the first signs appear, it will only get worse.  A disease will eventually consume its target.  Most people will put up a fight but first they must realize what’s happening.  How do you fight a disease when you are told that everything is fine and getting better?   How do you treat a disease when the medication is being labeled as poison? 
There are few news outlets that will tell you the truth, The Blaze and WND are two internet sites that still investigate.  The ones that dare to tell the truth and refuse to tow the party line are mocked, belittled and disregarded.  The disease has entered our blood stream.  While the major networks babble over insignificant stories, our President and his administration try to cover their tracks once again.  The press no longer investigates to find the answers. They read what sounds like a White House press release.  For an administration that touted transparency, they hide in shadows and work in murky, muddy waters. 
The Obama administration is in full damage control.  How does someone with a 212 3B classification enter the United States?   A 212 3B classification red flags an individual.  This is the highest security risk given by the United States.   A person who receives this classification is labeled as, “Security and related grounds” and “Terrorist activities.”  
Innocent Americans are being harassed by the TSA.  Our borders are wide open.  How does a Saudi student, now a suspect in the Boston bombing with a highly questionable background, managed to enter the U.S. on a special advisory option?  He was allowed into this country because a disease has run rampant in our government.  He was allowed to come in and harm Americans.  
How does a student get a “special advisory option,” to enter the U.S.?  This is a status reserved for politicians, journalist, and other important people so they don’t have to deal with the security hassle that Americans are subjected to.  This student wasn’t vetted.  He was supposed to be going to a school in Ohio but he has an apartment in Massachusetts. All the security in the United States didn’t prevent him from entering.  Our government allowed him to enter.  No gatekeeper was going to stop him.  So why are so many Americans eager to give up their freedoms to a government that not only can’t protect them but doesn’t want to protect them?
Why does DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano get away with refusing to answer a question on Capitol Hill?  Her response to a question on the subject was, “so full of misstatements and misapprehension that it’s just not worthy of an answer.”  Excuse me!  Why did the DHS wipe out all source information on the radical Boston Mosque out of its system in 2010?  Why did the White House demand the DHS do this?  The DHS, DOJ, ICE and others in this administration have changed and twisted the story to the point that nobody knows what to believe anymore.
And there it is, the biggest red flag of them all.  How many lies are we going to accept from this administration?  This administration is hostel to the American people. Their negligence is beyond criminal, its treachery.  No other administration in the history of the U.S. would have gotten away with a fraction of what the Obama administration has done. 
Congress refuses to stand up to the President.  They have the means but they lack the courage. They are either in denial or they are part of the problem.  We have given the disease free reign to run amuck.  The press has already succumbed to the disease.  The medication is the Constitution, but it has been labeled as poison.  If we do not stand and demand that it is followed by those we have elected, they need to be voted out before that right becomes extinct.
This administration has shot almost as many holes through this event as it has our Constitution.   Doesn’t it bother anyone that American citizens are being treated with suspicion before entering an airplane, while a Saudi National whose story can’t be told the same way twice, is innocent?  Of the 19 terrorists on September 11, 2001, 15 of them came from Saudi Arabia. Obama has made America the target.  The press has been taken off life support.    
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream.  It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
Ronald Reagan