I've watched over the years as different Presidents have had their lies and scandals dealt with. Good or bad in the way they are handled there is at least that commonality, they are dealt with one way or another. Let's start with Nixon, forced to resign, impeached. Ford and Carter lost their re-election bids due to incompetence. Reagan's scandals? Dealt with, people demoted, fired, just look at the treatment given to Ollie North back then. Bush Sr.? Lost his re-election bid for a one line lie "Read my lips, no new taxes". Even Clinton was impeached and his positions forced to alter on numerous issues. Only his about face to embrace a Conservative Congress saved him. Bush Jr. was marginalized to a ...<< MORE >>
I'm one of those people it seems that is caught in no man's land. I am a Republican, have been most of my adult life. I found out early on in most states I would have no voice in the primaries as an independent or third party supporter so I got off the fence and picked a side. Regardless of the dreamers perception of reality it is that for now, a two party system. Since the majority of racist and Liberals are Democrats it makes more since for me to fight on the Republican side, even though I often disagree with the leaders positions. Truth be told I seldom find myself at odds with the majority of the party ...<< MORE >>
Fast and Furious gave the Mexican drug cartels well over a thousand guns which have been used to kill God knows how many innocent people. The true facts have been covered up for over four years from Congressional investigators and the public. The Benghazi massacre, seven and a half months ago, again the truth hidden in another cover up. The Newtown massacre just over four months ago, the story changed so many times we'll probably never know what really happened. The Boston Marathon bombing still fluid, "facts" changing daily.
Whether you are a conspiracy theorist or not you would have to be blind not to see the pattern. No, this isn't all new either, Kennedy assassination ring a ...<< MORE >>
Back in the days of our nation's Founders the English army had a habit of knocking on doors in mass and demanding to search a citizen's home. Kind of ticked the colonist off to the point of making warrantless searches a major no-no in our Constitution. Something about sitting in your home doing nothing wrong and at a whim under the guise of "national security" being forced out in the yard with a gun in your face just didn't set right with folks. Imagine that.
But wait you say, that was over 200 years ago, times have changed, this is the USA. OK, I'll play that game with you, ...<< MORE >>
Before I go into tonight's rant let me give my deepest condolences to those injured and their families who suffered in the cowardly attack in Boston. May God touch each and every one of you with His blessings.
Sadly no amount of laws or police state tactics can stop such tragedies. Like it or not they are a part of life, always have been, always will be. You just can't legislate evil off the face of the earth. Strange thing though, while many cite reasons and evidence that this could be another "false flag" operation, I have to say I doubt that, or if it was it was the most poorly planned ...<< MORE >>
Believe it or not there are a couple of pluses to the liberal agenda and the new anti gun laws, as well as many other of the laws enacted over the last few years. The American Dream evolved from the founding principles of our country. Freedom back then wasn't just a word, it was its own entity, an emotion, a dynamic so strong it led to people traveling thousands of miles across oceans, traveling for months across wilderness, just to experience it. Risking everything, even their lives just for a chance to experience it. Better than any high and even more appealing to some than life itself. Nobody had to tell them what oppression was like. No ...<< MORE >>
As North Korea continues its saber rattling I'm forced to ponder a few questions. Sadly the old days of just deciding the right or wrong of being involved in a conflict are long gone. Now we have so many other issues to consider besides moral dilemma.
Is this just more of the same garbage we've seen for over 50 years? One small little man trying to make the world notice him so he feels impressive?
Is this another of the terrorist states plots to distract us from what his buddies are doing? Is North Korea simply trying to distract us from an Iranian play?
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Cracks me up the number of emails I got from my last post written by pompous egomaniacs convinced it was directed solely at them. When I wrote How Conservatives Killed the USA I was making a point I thought was pretty clear however it seems some people are more interested in promoting their own recognition than they are being true patriots. Folks this isn't about you or me, this is about us, our nation and what we are going to lose if we don't put our own self interest on the back burner. Truth is though the more they try to grab the limelight the more they place themselves in the shadows, just ask John McCain.... << MORE >>
How long is it going to take Conservatives to realize and admit the Liberals are smarter than we are? Ok, maybe not in everyday common sense matters like gun control and debt, but they continually kick our butts in overall strategy and winning the political game. While we fight and bicker amongst ourselves they have spent the last century plus eating away at our way of life little by little, patiently destroying us piece by piece until we now have the mess we call America today.
Liberals figured out long ago that unification is the key to control and they have it down to an art. Gays and Muslims for example by ...<< MORE >>
Should our nation perish and be taken over by Socialist, Communist, Liberals or even Muslims, many of us Conservatives will have to eventually stand before our leaders' judgment to explain our reactions and why, this will be my response:
I shed a tear when I hear of our children crying from hunger and our leaders respond by giving aid to our enemies.
I feel despair when I see our elderly being given improper care and our leaders embellish the illegals.
I feel shame when I think of the millions denied birth because it is ...<< MORE >>
Two aspects of America that have never been rivaled is our resolve and determination. It is not that we are tougher than the rest of the world, or better fighters with more talent, it is that we won't stop, we won't give up, we insist as a nation that right is done and wrong will not be tolerated, well we use to anyway. Here lately that's been a little foggy.
It is fitting though that yesterday on the 177th anniversary of the Alamo several of our Senators led by Rand Paul decided to grow a set. Will they have the same resolve and determination of our heroes so many years ago?
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There are times I get mad at the news, times I rant, times I sit back shaking my head in disgust. Sometimes though a story hits me so hard it becomes hard to describe the reaction. Anger? No, far too mild a word, enraged is probably closer, determined and resolved would be next in line. I want you to listen to something, listen close:
Did you feel it? Did it really sink in? Think of the person you love and care about most in the world, the person you live for, the person you would die for. Think of that person, imagine they are in someone else's care for a moment, ...<< MORE >>
Math, apparently our Harvard professor king doesn't understand it very well. The newest crisis to distract us from Benghazi, gun control, the millions spent on Obama's bi-monthly vacations, and the countless other ridiculous actions of our current administration, is the horrible Sequester. People are going to starve, benefits cut, elderly will die, on and on the list grows daily. The world will end if we have to make these forced cuts according to the Liberals.
85 Billion, that's what we're talking about here. 85 Billion, that's less than 1 tenth of what the government found to spend on just one of the bank and Wall Street bailouts. Yes the government can find ...<< MORE >>
America was founded for a multitude of reasons. People were tired of being told how to practice their religion, and what to believe. They were tired of a king dictating the daily matters of their lives, taking the fruits of their labors, leaving them in poverty while he and his select few lived in luxury. To make matters worse the king expected us to watch our families starve, legally unable to even hunt to feed them without his permission.
The American Revolution in many ways was not over the complication of banking scandals, the government corruptions, or global matters. Those things existed, we vowed to correct them as proven by our ...<< MORE >>
I've written more than a few times about the war on Christians and more than a few on how the Christians have failed to react. This newest assault has gone way over the line and as usual the White House is strangely (yes that's sarcasm) silent.
Last September our embassy in Benghazi was attacked, our Ambassador and others murdered, all while our government did nothing. In fact it has been recently revealed that Obama, after learning of the imminent assault went and took a nap before flying off to a campaign rally in Vegas. I guess ordering their rescue would have taken too much out of him. Takes so much time and trouble to pick ...<< MORE >>
Last week NBC published a story that most people missed and fewer still noticed the importance of. Our King Obama now has the power to order the assassination of American citizens based on the opinions of himself or someone he appoints that they may be a threat to America, specifically if they are members of a foreign terrorist group on foreign soil. Well, they say specifically, more than a few government officials haven't been so sure about the specifics.
The obvious next step is going to come easy for them, once a criminal becomes too much threat here in the states they will label him a "domestic terrorist" and out will ...<< MORE >>
With all the horrible things happening in our country the topic of conversation on several of my friends Facebook pages this week and even a few news cast I’ve seen and read has been how cheap, stingy, and demeaning to restaurant workers Christians are … really? I’ve “unfriended” four today, seven this week, and yes you can be sure I put my 2 cents in first.
If I was going to pick out one insult for Christians today it would have to be for not standing up more for themselves, but then again “turning the other cheek” isn’t something I’d be comfortable insulting anyone for. Who am I to second guess Jesus? ...<< MORE >>
“Give me Liberty or give me death”, one of the most powerful quotes in our country’s history and rightfully so. Sadly so few in our nation realize its meaning. Every day I read dozens of stories, see dozens of cool pictures, all depicting the quest for freedom. Each time though I have to ask myself, do they really mean it?
Should our country engage in another revolution we have to face the truth, over the years we the American people have caused the death of our nation, our children, our grandchildren. We have compromised our freedom away. We have tolerated the traitors to our nation using our very freedoms they detest against us. We have permitted ...<< MORE >>
Amazing after the last 6 years of Democrat and Rhino rule we’ve finally found what gets Americans off their complacent butts. Not unconscionable spending, not corrupt politicians, not obviously fixed, phony elections, not millions of abortions, not catering to enemies of our country, not embracing Sharia law, not moral decadence, not lawlessness in our cities, not unconstitutional laws like TSA groping, not even the bashing of our nations religion could get much more than a fizzle out of our nations people.
I’ll grant you we are a diverse nation, full of many religions, cultures, and a wide variety of beliefs. It’s hard to get people to agree on anything in an overwhelming ...<< MORE >>
Alas, I thought maybe after a few days we could get by the baseless gun debate. Thanks Joe and Barack, or is it Barry, for bursting my bubble. You know we might start with a few simple standards for this discussion, rules of engagement if you will. One being don’t ask others to fully disclose their personal information if you won’t disclose your own Barry. Another being if you can’t buy a gun without a background check you shouldn’t be able to hold a public office or make laws concerning background checks if you won’t allow one on yourself. How about the old do unto others clause, if you won’t walk the streets without armed protection then what gives you ...<< MORE >>
I hate to dwell on an issue, but since the fiscal cliff and economic situation in the country is such a joke it’s kind of hard to take any of it seriously, much less discuss it intelligently. Our money and our assets are already firmly in the hands of the world dictators, and no I don’t mean puppets like Obama, he is just a preschooler compared to the real power the banks yield. Our battle with them is for another day, we must first win the battle for our country’s self preservation, then we can take on the big dogs.
When I first began discussing the Liberals desire for a civil war ...<< MORE >>
This year I’m going slightly against the grain with my New Year’s post. Surprise, surprise. Last year for New Years I made some pledges for 2012 (New Year Same Problems) that while trying hard to accomplish I fell a little short on. This year I’m going to carry those forward with a new level of intensity.
2012, while successful at a personal level for some, was one of our worse years from a national perspective. This was the year that many realized America died. Arguably it happened over the course of time but this was the year it was thrown in our face blatantly, defiantly, and without fear of reprisal. The atrocities of 2012 ...<< MORE >>
2012 was an eye opening year in more than a few ways, some good and some not so. It gave me great pride to see the site’s readership grow so greatly. Moving from about 70,000 readers at the end of 2011 to 180,000 now was definitely an accomplishment I wasn’t expecting. I hope to see you all stick around for 2013. I think you’ll be pleased with the direction the blogs will be going, well unless you’re a Liberal.
For several years now publishing the year’s top 10 has been a tradition for Pollardsmind.com. Being an election year it isn’t surprising that the countdown contains several election orientated post and of ...<< MORE >>
Over the years I’ve found more than a few ways to say Merry Christmas. The following is a bit of each:
There is one day that brings us together. It unites us in love, sharing, happiness, and joy. Even the worse off among us usually find a different feeling in their heart if only for that one day. It’s not New Years, or Easter, Thanksgiving, or even the Fourth of July. It’s Christmas, the day we celebrate Christ our Savior being born. While the other holidays bring family and friends together only one has that certain magic to it, ...<< MORE >>
In my last piece Gun Free Zones, the New Killing Fields I touched upon not just more arguments against gun control, but the solution to so many mass murders in our country. Common sense and simplicity can cure this problem just as easily as it cures others.
Over and over throughout the years I’ve pointed out how ridiculous gun control laws are, they don’t work, have never worked, and yet we as a nation keep desperately turning to them for solutions in our hours of grief after a shooting. I have never been able to understand the idiocy of making ...<< MORE >>
Violence has plagued humanity throughout time. Before the invention of guns the weapons of choice were rocks, clubs, arrows, swords, and spears. Millions died by these weapons. Those bent on violence will find a way and a weapon; sadly it is the way of humanity.
After the recent shootings the usual “gun law” arguments have all flared up, the Left willing to exploit any chance to advance their cause. When logic fails them they have no other choice than to play on sympathy. Violence fine and justified when it serves their purposes but Heaven forbid a person should be able to defend themself.
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So Boehner has decided to declare a search and destroy mission on Conservative Republicans, guess that’s one way to destroy the competition. I have a bit of a different take on this than a lot of folks though, I’m glad he’s doing it. By removing the Conservatives from the committees he doing far more good than all of us Conservative bloggers combined. He’s taking a few more steps to fully disclose himself to the American public.
You’ll remember the high handed tactics the GOP evoked during the last primary and convention, our cause grew by leaps and bounds as many Conservatives realized they had been had. Millions of Americans finally saw ...<< MORE >>
I touched upon a topic my last blog Last Call for Peace that needs some expansion. Over the years I’ve had my share of rants. I’ve ranted on the Liberals for the insane things they have done, the Democrats for allowing them to take over their party, the Republicans, the RINOs, the Jihadist, the illegals, pretty much every one that’s harmed our country. There is one group I’ve mildly chided from time to time but pretty much spared the rants, not any more, let the hate mail begin, but careful, you had better think it through first.
Not one to mince words let’s just get it ...<< MORE >>
A new year approaching, an election just ended, and what do we have to show for it? The edge of the fiscal cliff grows weaker, the war on Christianity grows stronger, corruption is deeper and the list of crimes against our freedom by our own government grows longer. In the old days our ancestors knew how to handle such things, these days our society has no such resolve, or passion.
For 4 years we’ve been crying foul over the crimes against the American people by the Liberals. I and many other Conservative bloggers have outlined them time and time again. This last election the people vowed to take a stand, committed to put an end ...<< MORE >>
Every year since 2002 I’ve published the
following in whole or in part, someday it might sink in. With the economy in the mess it’s in today and the country ready to split at the seams it perhaps means more this season than ever before.
Now before you even say it, this is not to be taken as agreement with the “Occupy” rabble. One thing I think almost all Americans can agree on, we are sick of corruption and greed destroying our
country. The difference is in the approach as to fixing it. Anyway, here it is, my take on the holiday season, enjoy:
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Every now and then we get a pleasant surprise in life. There are a few good people left out there willing to go above and beyond to do the right thing. Surprisingly a couple of them are even lawyers. Yeh, I know, hard to believe, but it’s true. One such person is a man I’m proud to call friend, Torm Howse.
This particular man has a vision way too seldom found in our country, America as it is supposed to be. I say seldom because as the election results prove, there are far too few people today that really appreciate what our Founding Fathers attempted to contrive for our nation. Torm, with supporters from ...<< MORE >>
Last Friday you went to a football game, watching your son play a sport of his choosing, for a public school, not a government required military academy. Your daughter cheered on the sidelines supporting the team. No one made her. There was no machine gun toting military personnel at the event.
Last Tuesday millions of Americans voted, choosing the laws that their government will be allowed to enforce. They did so freely. No government agents waited at the polls to intimidate or stop the process.
Yesterday you drove your car to work. You drove on a major highway without going through any government checkpoints. ...<< MORE >>
Every election marks the potential of a new beginning, what a sad concept. I mean seriously is that what we actually need? I’ve spared the rants the last few days, knowing how most people are just sick of the political hub bub and to be honest, what is the use? Today will not change the most important problems we face no matter who wins. Oh, we might see some economic recovery under Romney, and Obama has got to go at all cost, that much is true, but the fundamental problems our nation faces will not be solved today.
I hate to rain on the parade the day of the election but another “new ...<< MORE >>
Those of us who aren’t Liberals/Socialists have been able to find plenty of reasons to bash our “President” the last 4 years. Our Congress since 2007 has pretty much managed to destroy our economy with their Liberal policies as well. Obama promised change that would make it all better. Virtually every promise has turned out to be a lie; virtually every truth he told during his 2008 campaign, i.e. doubling energy prices, has turned out to be just that, truth, no matter how much they tried to convince us that we didn’t understand his words. The great art of political speak, convince everyone the truths are lies and the lies are truths. This isn’t about the economy however, this is ...<< MORE >>
Ok, breaks over. Even the writers need a breather now and again. The elections are looming and many issues are facing us, it’s time to get serious again.
You would think our law makers would be getting the hint by now. We the People are more than a little ticked, even more so because we’re being ignored, but nooooooo not this bunch of Representatives any more than the last. Oh they play the lip service game, acting like they care but then its business as usual once they’re in. Sadly until their jobs are more like private sector jobs and it gets easier to fire them we’re just destined to lose as a nation.
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I hear occasionally that my post are too negative and that I’d have more readers if I focused on things other than politics, folks just don’t want to face how bad things are. Well I look at that 2 ways, first being that they are not negative at all, pointing out the problems are a path to positive transformation, I’m a cup half full kind of guy. Second, I‘ve gone from 30-40 readers a day a few years ago to anywhere from 300 to a couple of thousand a day now, with no paid advertising, just word of mouth. That makes me happy enough. But hey, for the sake of argument here you go, a cute puppy video:... << MORE >>
I have a few questions to ask you, don’t just breeze through them. Take the time to close your eyes after each and imagine yourself in that situation.
You’re driving, round a curve and there is an elderly man in one lane and a young child in the other, no way to avoid them both, which do you hit, who do you kill?
You’re in battle, enemy opening up on you, the only cover just big enough to protect half your body, do you expose your head or your legs?
Terrorist hold your family hostage, decide to send out ...<< MORE >>
Six weeks and counting, the Republican leaders’ strategy continues to work, for the Democrats. They would have you believe they support the Tea Party movement but again, just like they did in 2008, they are proving they really support another group that has risen in power, the Liberals. Now many might wonder how I come to such an assumption, but if you’ve been following the election process since McCain, there really can’t be any other conclusion.
Core Republicans couldn’t imagine how the GOP could put a candidate up like McCain, so weak his loss was almost definite and inevitably that was the result. You would think an intelligent organization would learn ...<< MORE >>
Today goes down in history as a celebration of one of the greatest occasions of all time, my birthday. Ok, just kidding, there actually there is a far more important reason to celebrate, it too is a birthday. Today, our Founding Fathers gave birth to the foundation to the greatest nation in the history of the world, The Constitution of the United States of America. I’ll spare you my usual wit and wisdom tonight for no words I could ever write would compare to this incredible document. I do have a birthday wish to share though, I wish everyone would take the time to actually read this document and share it with every politician ...<< MORE >>
This used to be the land of the free. Things have kind of changed now. Now we’re number 10 on the list of the free countries of the world, sad isn’t it?
One of the most recognized privileges of freedom is the right to elect the officials that represent us. When we don’t like the way our leaders perform we get to replace them with ones that will do better, but do we? Is not one of the greatest “sins” against a democracy tampering with an election? Couldn’t happen in America, I mean we have laws against that, Federal laws.
Cold harsh reality; either the Democrat or Republican ...<< MORE >>
After my last post (The Painful Truth) I received just a tad bit of flack. How could I after all the effort I put into stopping Romney’s nomination give in and say I was going to vote for him. Thought I had explained my reasons fairly well but I guess not. A couple of things I left out, the thought process I used to reach my decision and my word. I know it may be an antiquated trait but I try to hold to my word as much as humanly possible. I have said since the beginning of the campaign that as a Republican I would support who ...<< MORE >>
Sometimes my post come quick easy, driven by the passion and love for my country, the desire to bring awareness to the wrong and harmful things affecting our country. Sometimes they take hours, days. That’s the problem with being committed to printing the truth, sometimes the truth is just horrible and difficult to put into words. This is one such time, it is with a burdened and heavy heart that I post the following.
Reality sucks at times; there is no way around it, especially when the reality is you’ve lost. When we’re kids playing ball those losses meant a trip for ice cream and kind words. Not quite so easy ...<< MORE >>
We have watched Obama spit on our Constitution. We have watched him destroy our economy, increase the price of everything, embrace Sharia, tolerate prejudice toward Christianity, play class warfare games, incite racial tensions, disrespecting everything our country stands for. The list goes on and on. Ruling with executive orders and heavy handiness, pushing his will upon the people, anything to promote the death of the USA as we know it. But we have hope. The Republicans are going to change all of that. We’re going to end his reign of America’s destruction. We’re going to do things different. Well, maybe, maybe not.
We’ve watched the insanity called the primaries ...<< MORE >>
In the last 24 hours I have been called a Socialist, looney tune, Obama lover, fool, ignoramus, Paulie, and yes, I’m nuttier than squirrel poop. Why?
1) Because I refuse to call Romney the nominee before the delegates at the convention decide who the nominee is.
2) Because I want the delegates to hold out and nominate someone more Conservative
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One of the most important factors in a Democracy, or in this case a Democratic Republic, is the right to vote. Without a doubt one of our most basic freedoms necessary for the expression of the masses’ will to our government. The elected official is essentially the core of a democracy. Unless you live in the USA. Yep, you read it right, unless you live in the land of the, cough cough, free, the USA.
Our entire election process this year has been undermined by the leadership GOP. Yes, they are so confident about their candidate that they’ve violated all sense of fairness and justice in our elections. It has been one of the saddest representations ...<< MORE >>
The following entry is dedicated to all the delegates of the Republican National Convention. I ask that everyone who agrees please share on your social media pages before the convention and tag as many of the delegates as you know. Thank you.
At the end of last May I was contacted by a wonderful lady, a Santorum supporter that like many of us was not happy with the force fed choice of the GOP, Governor Romney. She asked me to write a letter to the delegates for her and some friends to send out, appealing to them to stand tall and support Santorum. Even though he had suspended his campaign and eventually succumbed to ...<< MORE >>
As many of you know I've been one of the people fighting for an open GOP convention but with it closing in the most predominant question I am getting these days is simply “So what happens at the convention?” Predicting the outcome is impossible and I’ll get into why further down but the rest is pretty easy, we got a good preview of that at some of the state conventions. The delegates will be told to remember they are bound where applicable, rule 38 which explicitly states otherwise won’t be mentioned. They will also be told they need to unify for the good of the party, that dissention will lead to an Obama victory, the fact that they are there to ...<< MORE >>
In yet another in a long list of moves by the GOP leadership to spit on its Conservative base, the Log Cabin Republicans have been involved in the platform process for the Republican National Convention. Seriously? A LGBT group directly involved in the Republican Platform? When Kevin Jennings, author of Queering Elementary Education and NAMBLA supporter was made the Safe School Czar by Obama (Check His Pockets for Candy) there was outrage to be sure yet it really surprised many of us because this was something we have come to expect from the Liberals. Embracing and promoting the lifestyle of 3% of the population over that of the rest not unusual for them. Now ...<< MORE >>
Have you watched the political commercials? Kind of sickening isn’t it? Have you seen one single Republican candidate not using the word “Conservative”? Many of the newbies are Conservative and Constitutionalist, and that’s great to have the influx into the system, but even the worst of the RINOs are using the term. That should really count as fraud; I thought it was illegal to blatantly lie in advertising. Funny thing though, even the worst of the candidates are smart enough to use the term to get them votes; they recognize the movement that is sweeping the country. Even Romney knows it which is why he picked Ryan, his attempt to appease and pacify us. The GOP leadership just isn’t that ...<< MORE >>
Yesterday patriots lost a few more battles in our quest for freedom, sadly it was a repetition of the past and a promise of what the future holds. Our country is on the verge of destruction. Not from foreign powers but as many of our forefathers predicted, at the hands of our own citizenry.
Betrayed, that’s the only word to describe it. Not by corrupt officials, not by the elitist in the establishment but by people we call friends and neighbors. The final numbers are not in at the time of this writing but 70 to 75% of Missouri voters found excuses not to be Americans yesterday. “We the People” of Missouri were betrayed not ...<< MORE >>