Having said that as an opener, I've decided to address my subject a little differently this morning. I am going to present a few "snippets" of things going on in the news that haven't yet attracted too much attention but they do deal with major issue areas that we can expect to see over and over in the days and weeks ahead. In fact, these subjects are politically endless as everyone tries to reinvent the wheel.
On the environmental front, a study was released showing that the new craze of wind power, I'll call it fancy windmills, is killing over a half million birds annually, many of which are protected species like bald and golden eagles. While at least one hundred lawsuits are active in this area, the Justice Department so far has not opted to prosecute. In the case of oil drillers, however, although there are just a few such instances, prosecution is swift and at least one major oil company, Mobil, has paid a fine in lieu of prosecution. I guess Obama plays favorites against fossil fuels even when it comes to our national symbol of strength. Surprised, anyone?
Senator Kirsten Gillebrand of New York, a progessive of course, told Martha Radditz on her Sunday talk show that of course the Dems knew what Obamacare would do to individual health care plans and anyone saying otherwise is not telling the truth. She went even further to state that the plan was designed to redistribute wealth. Being from the bluest of blue states, Senator Gillebrand will face limited outrage from her truth telling, but I'll bet her red state Democratic friends in the Senate aren't any too happy that she openly confirmed what we all knew. Good, it can't hurt the conservative cause any.
I'm sure that the environmentalists will also jump on yesterday's outbreak of tornadoes in the Midwest as once again being proof of global warming. Folks, it doesn't matter what the weather is, these whackos will still come up with a way to blame it on man despite the calmest hurricane season in the Atlantic that I ever remember. My thoughts and prayers do go out to the victims of these storms, however, and may God provide them with the strength to recover. God bless them all.
It looks like Paul Ryan is still pushing hard for immigration. The poor fellow labors under the illusion that the Republicans can win the vote of Hispanics over this issue. I feel certain it is just the opposite, those Hispanics who are likely to vote Republican are those who followed the rules to citizenship. They are no happier than many of us at the prospect of mass amnesty for illegal entrants into the country. Keep your eye on immigration, don't trust the Republicans to do the right thing, apply pressure and demand that they do they right thing. Potential election losses is the only thing the party leadership cares about. The future of the actual country is secondary.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan apparently has upset suburban soccer moms by making the outlandish statement that they don't like Common Core because it might prove that their little darlings aren't as smart as they thought. Really, Mr. Secretary, and you really don't find any strong bias against conservative values and Christian morals in the content although it's been repeatedly brought out to the public eye? How about opening your eyes for a change instead of spouting a radical agenda? We deserve better.
Lastly, it seems that the voters of Chambersburg, PA finally had enough of the anti-gun agenda by their local government. They voted out their mayor in the November 5th election and replaced him with a strong second amendment advocate. Way to go, Chambersburg and I'll bet nobody heard about this from the mainstream media. I guess this confirms what Obama said years ago, that the people of rural and small town Pennsylvania are gun toters and Bible thumpers. Thank the Lord that they are; I'm one, too.
So there you have it to start the week: the war against fossil fuels, the second amendment, Obamacare, global warming and the weather, immigration, and Common Core. All important issues that are not going away and all quickly reviewed from some of the happenings that never seem to make the mainstream. My thanks to Breitbart, Drudge and The Blaze for making information available on how things are being perceived by we average Americans. The more we know about the way things impact us, the more likely we will stand up and demand truth.
God bless you all and have a great week. Don't forget to make your Lord and Savior the centerpiece of all that you do.