by Larry Henry
Special columnist for VNS
100 $$$ billion in new taxes, 160 million hours deciphering new regulations, fear toward hiring new employees, millions losing their plans, yet Barack Obama and his Democrats continue to shove Obama Care down our throats.
Agenda 21 was unveiled by the United Nations at Stockholm in 1972. The White House via HUD is now spreading this communist doctrine across America. Blount County just swallowed the bait. Another name for Agenda 21 is Global Development. It’s about global warming and greenhouse gasses, and control.
by Larry Henry
[Larry, who lives in the shadow of the University of Tennessee, is author of Garden of Eden, Noah’s Ark, and Plato’s Cave - available from Amazon, among other sources.]
Suzie - a Short Story
The dog lay in hiding beneath a great swath of honeysuckle watching the man as he approached slowly across the open field. It was cold, below freezing, with ribbons of fog scudding across the frost covered ground from the river some thirty yards behind the animal. A crisp breeze ruffled the stubble weeds causing them to sway back and forth against a dull gray sky. The dog shivered from the cold watching the man as he comes closer, turning his head from side to side.
The man human was tall, larger than most humans the dog had encountered before. He had hair below the ears, thick and white like snow. He walked in a crouch like humans do when they wish to hide their footsteps. Most troubling for the dog are the man’s eyes.
The face is old and scarred with the passage of the seasons but the eyes, clear and pale blue, are the eyes of a hunter. Sharp eyes like the coyote. The dog had seen those eyes once before when the man raised a long stick and made fire appear, thunder too which broke her left shoulder. The bullet went in and out. Stunned and bleeding, she ran then for all she was worth in spite of the searing pain and terror into the thick briars and field scrub where the man could not follow her. Click More
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Maybe this makes sense to you in this Navy region! I can't understand it!
[Editor’s note: Quotes excerpted from an article by Dan Cannon in Guns Save Lives, Feb. 1, 2014}
“Maybe this is my own personal ignorance, but don’t we usually name Navy ships after heroes of war, presidents, and regions of the country? We do, right?
“Yeah, so why does former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords have a ship named after her? Also, how did this slip under my radar for TWO YEARS? I mean it’s not a stealth ship (stealth, radar, get it?).
?According to Wikipedia, Giffords has an Independence-class littoral combat ship (USS Independence pictured) named after her. The ship is scheduled to be completed in August of 2015.
“According to the Wikipedia entry, I’m apparently not the only one questioning the naming of the ship,
Some commentators disputed the decision to name the ship after Giffords, with two retired U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps officers criticizing the trend of naming ships for political reasons while military blogger Spencer Ackerman called it “The USS Shameless Cynicism….”
by Chris Braunlich, vice president of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy
In 2007, the Virginia General Assembly replaced one eighth-grade social studies Standards of Learning (SOL) exam with three required middle school SOL tests. In 2009, Virginia's state superintendent proposed eliminating the third-grade social studies SOL exam, but backed off after opposition from members of the General Assembly.
My. What a difference a couple of years make.
Today, more than 15 bills are under consideration by Virginia's legislature to "reform" the SOLs. Some proposals, such as eliminating certain tests in the elementary grades when the focus should be on reading and math, have an educational justification. Others, such as requiring SOL assessments to be finalized well in advance of their administration, lean towards ensuring greater fairness.
In 1857, the Supreme Court affirmed that Negroes were not citizens with a right to freedom, and slaves were private property subject to the will of their masters. This provoked anti-slavery outrage against the Democrats who sought and applauded the ruling.
In 1973, the Supreme Court affirmed that the unborn were not humans with a right to life, but private property subject to the will of their mothers. (The "privacy" ruling became a woman's choice regarding "her own body" though, medically and legally, the baby is clearly an individual body and person.) This provokes anti-abortion outrage against the Democrats who support and applaud the ruling.
by John P. Kutcha Jr.
I was watching the elite of our "intelligence" community testifying in front of a Congressional committee yesterday, 29 Jan 14, and I was struck by a number of steady raindrops falling out of the ether in my living room. The drops kept hitting me in the forehead and wouldn't stop until I jumped to my feet and shouted, "Stop lying, you incompetents!"
Most noticeably, there sat CIA Director John (I converted to Islam) Brennan and James (What raids in the UK?) Clapper. Everybody on the august panel turned-out for a photo op to point a finger at Edward Snowden's document dump to the still-free press.
by Sue Long, North, VA
Is a convention a good Idea ?
Many good patriots have given a Convention of the States (COS) a thumbs up, trusting the promoters without further consideration. But, more study results in serious concerns.
What Article V of our Constitution actually says is: “The Congress,… on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments,…” In other words, it is Congress that calls for a convention. The only thing the states have the authority to do is to apply to Congress to call a convention.
Quote OF THE DAY
"Liberals rely on bait-and-switch tactics because they fear the results of describing their agenda clearly and candidly to voters, who can’t handle the truth. Even an elementary truth, such as the proposition that improving health care will cost money rather than save money, must be denied over and over, lest don’t-tread-on-me rubes start asking awkward questions about how much improving health care is going to cost and where the money will come from. Once a policy such as Obamacare is enacted and implemented, making the switch means admitting the obvious, and then claiming it’s so obvious — “everyone always knew” it would cost money and disrupt existing health-care arrangements — that it doesn’t really qualify as a switch. The villains in this story are not the liberals who spoke incontestable untruths when political circumstances called for telling people what they wanted to hear. The villains are conservatives who complain about the deceits by commission and omission."
~ William Voegeli, Senior Editor, Claremont Review of Books
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