Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Over 20 Countries Have legalized Same Sex Marriage-Should the US Follow?

Should the US take a page out of Ireland's National Vote Book and put same sex marriage on the National Ballot in 2016 and let the people decide?
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Those who beat their chest and proclaim "I'm a Constitutionalists", there's nothing in the constitution about marriage same sex or otherwise.
Ireland just became the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by a national vote—rather than through legislation or the courts.
The list of 21 countries where same-sex marriage is legal nationwide and the year it was approved (Mexico and the United States are not included, since they only allow same-sex marriage in certain jurisdictions):
Ireland (2015)
The Netherlands (2000)
Belgium (2003)
Canada (2005)
Spain (2005)
South Africa (2006)
Norway (2009)
Sweden (2009)
Argentina (2010)
Iceland (2010)
Portugal (2010)
Denmark (2012)
Brazil (2013)
England and Wales (2013)
France (2013)
New Zealand (2013)
Uruguay (2013)
Luxembourg (2014)
Scotland (2014)
Finland: (signed 2015, effective 2017)


Matt Drudge took to Twitter to deliver an ongoing tirade against Republicans’ eagerness to deliver a fast-track trade bill to President Obama’s desk. The bill’s details have not been made public — which hasn’t stopped Republicans from surrendering Congress’s power to make amendments to a president’s future trade deals.
Should a Republican presidential candidate lose the 2016 general election, the Trade Promotion Authority bill could be to blame. Keeping the bill’s details from voters was “clearly treason,” Drudge tweeted.
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On Friday, 14 Democrats and 48 Republicans banded together to clear Senate hurdles from Democrats. House Speaker 
Rep. John Boehner (R-OH)
 praised the deal and promises to push it through the House, clearing the way for Obama’s signature.

Arizona Republicans Attempt to Balance Budget By Gutting Assistance for Needy Families

This was a choice
The Republican leaders in Arizona continue to blame their decision to gut support for the state’s neediest families on an impending budget deficit. The truth is they could have made other choices in the budget instead of swiping money from single mothers and their children. 

The Republicans decided to cap the time that families can receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) support at 12 months during the middle-of-the-night budget debate. Most states offer support for up to five years.   

This will force the Department of Economic Security to drop more than 2,700 children from Arizona’s federally funded assistance program. This move is expected to keep between $4 million and $9 million in state coffers, which is nothing compared to the more than $100 in tax cuts scheduled to take effect in fiscal year 2016 – including the continued drop in the corporate income tax rate

TANF provides cash assistance for the most poverty-stricken families. The average benefit people receive is less than $92 per month- and that includes children. The money is often used to put food on the table. The Republicans have sent a clear message about their priorities.

Based on their other budget decisions, it seems they would rather support tax cuts for insurance companies and big corporations than help our state’s poorest single mothers and children make ends meet. This attack on the poor was not necessary. This was a choice.

To find ways to get involved, have your voice heard and tell your representatives what your priorities are, click here and be heard.

AZ Senator John McCain Will Have A Democrat Challenger-Dem Ann Kirkpatrick-Video

Democrat Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick of Flagstaff  announced 2 hours ago via her web site that she is running for the the Arizona US Senate challenging Senator John McCain.

By jumping into the Senate race, Kirkpatrick is getting ahead of an anticipated ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court in the next several weeks that could lead to a wholesale redrawing of Arizona's congressional districts, possibly sticking Kirkpatrick into an unwinnable seat. Kirkpatrick could also be pre-empting a similar move by two-term Democratic Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, who might face the same political dilemma. Ann's website: http://www.kirkpatrickforsenate.com/

Republican Led Congress Polling Numbers Are in The Toilet at 22 Percent

The Pew Research Center poll below shows that Americans are unhappy with the GOP led Congress. Americans are disgusted as Republican congressional leaders have a 22% overall approval rating.
The poll shows this anger is bi-partisan. Only 41% of Republicans approve of the performance of the GOP congressional leadership.
It’s Obvious that congressional Republicans are not advancing a conservative agenda or stopping President Obama. Almost every Republican congressional candidate campaigned against Obamacare and the President’s executive amnesty for five million illegal aliens, Congress voted to fund both programs.
The GOP leadership in Congress, especially Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner, are establishment Republicans who have been in office way too long. They are opposed to the Tea Party and true conservatives and have no interest in real reform or following the wishes of grassroots Republicans. This betrayal of conservatism is reflected in the Pew poll.
Nothing has been accomplished except the Keystone Pipeline bill, which the President vetoed, and the House passed bill ending abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy. On almost everything else, there has been a lot of arm waving and talk, but no action.
The Senate approved the radical nomination of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General and just gave Obama a major victory by approving legislation giving him more power to enact trade deals.

If another establishment Republican is nominated and shoved down the throats of the grassroots Republicans, millions of conservatives will be ticked and will leave the GOP by the thousands. Republicans may again lose the White House. Source
Negative Views on GOP Led Congress by Barbara Espinosa

Monday, May 25, 2015

Please Join me on June 4th! To Hear Former Texas Governor Rick Perry Share His Vision for The Future of America

As a United States Marine, I witnessed leadership make the difference between success and failure, life and death. I learned that it takes experience to keep calm under pressure, act decisively, and lead the way to victory.

At 11:30am CT on Thursday, June 4, I hope you will join me in Addison, Texas, as we stand with a proven leader who will share his vision for the future of America, Gov. Rick Perry.

Together, we’ll celebrate what’s great about America and witness a turning point in the fight to restore principled leadership to our country. So please RSVP today to join me and patriots like:

Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Paul Craig
Retired U.S. Navy SEAL JJ Jones
Taya Kyle, widow of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. history and author of American Sniper
Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, author of Lone Survivor
Melanie Luttrell, wife of Marcus Luttrell
Navy SEAL Morgan Luttrell
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Captain Dan Moran
Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Pete Scobell
Brad Thor, New York Times bestselling author
Retired U.S. Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor Recipient Mike Thornton

See you in Addison.


Dan Moran
Captain USMC (Ret.)

Union Hypocrisy

It is truly unfortunate that labor unions, once a true force for protecting employee rights -- as described succinctly in The Devil at Our Doorstep -- have become nothing more than Gasping Dinosaurs, bent on avoiding extinction at the cost of the very members they are supposed to protect (further illustrated in Big Labor Conundrum). The preponderance of this dilemma is big labor bosses' objective of increasing membership growth (see US Union Membership Sinking, Except for Managers: Pew Study) to pad their own pockets and press their political agendas. This is not not based on social justice as they would attempt to have you believe, but rather the fundamental transformation of the United States of America to a socialistic/communist country because It’s All About Control! In fact, big labor hypocrisy has once again been brought to light on several fronts this past week, and is simply continuing the philosophy of “do as I say and not as I do.”
First, the UAW who has been unsuccessful in forced unionism tactics at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee (see UAW fails (for now) to strip VW employees of secret-ballot election) has truly shown its colors in Alabama, as witnessed by the fact Frustrated Alabama Workers Just Can't Get Rid Of Their Union and that Johnson Controls employees in Florence withdraw from union. The following quote sums up the UAW hypocrisy, and the hypocrisy of the current Administration, who are bedfellows through political contributions and political paybacks. This has been further illustrated by the President's use of the Rogue NLRB to further protect big labors objective of growth through intimidation and forced unionization.
Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Foundation, said in a statement Thursday.
"The [National Labor Relations Board] NLRB has stacked the deck against workers seeking to remove unwanted unions, allowing union officials to throw out results that don’t go their way and hold onto power."
"The group, which offers free legal assistance to workers struggling with their union, has been helping to represents Ginger Estes, the NTN-Bower employee who filed for the original decertification election to remove the United Auto Workers."
"Ginger Estes’ saga highlights an ugly double standard in federal labor law," continued Mix. "While the activist Obama NLRB makes it easier to organize workplaces by enacting new ‘ambush election’ rules to get unions certified, union lawyers are allowed to game the system by blocking or overturning workers’ votes against unwanted unions."
So what have the UAW Gasping Dinosaurs come up with as their solution? More of the "do as I say, not as I do" hypocrisy by advocating lower tiered union wage scales so they can induce companies to hire more employees that they can unionize as seen in the Report: UAW and Detroit carmakers eyeing 3rd wage tier to pump up UAW membership. What happened to social justice and elevating the middle class?What happened to the “Fight for Fifteen” minimum wage? More Union Hypocrisy (see Union Bosses Use Fast-Food Workers For Personal Gain)!
Meanwhile The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) unlawfully attempted to have one of its members fired from their job because the employee was responsible for the unions decertification (see AFSCME Chapter Unlawfully Tried to Cause Employee Firing During Decertification). Obviously, AFSCME was more concerned about maintaining the union’s dues collection than protecting employee rights and being a true representative of employee concerns. Ironically, this comes from a government employee union who has the advantage in securing forced union membership of government employees. One would think AFSCME would concentrate on member concerns to stave off decertification rather than padding its own pockets!


If the Statue of Liberty could sing, this would be the song.

Written by Kurt Orning, "My Name Is America" is a powerful patriotic anthem that speaks to the hearts of Americans. "If the Statue of Liberty Could speak, what would she say?" She has seen dreamers and friends come and go in the harbor, she has watched ships sail away with our military to protect and defend, yet she sees them come back not quite as full as when they left and she has much she could say. The song says" We are challenged by tyrants who envy our power." These tyrants come in many different forms of evil and our power comes from God our creator.
The song continues to speak to the hearts of Americans, Proof of how well it is speaking is the fact that it has climbed to number 1 on the Country Chart! Though certainly a proud American song, other countries have seen tremendous response to it also and several stations have contacted Todd for interviews. "My Name is America" has broken into other charts as well, including the majors. If you hear it on your local radio station, please call and tell them you liked it! For more information please visit http://www.mynameisamerica.us. Please Share This With Your Friends! Via my friend Carole

Lloyd's Memorial Day Message from Lloyd Marcus

Lloyd's Memorial Day Message
Mary,Lloyd Marcus and Moi
I heard about this encouraging heartwarming incident. The announcer at a sporting event said there was no time for the National Anthem. The crowd immediately began singing it.

Folks, everything good and wholesome that has made our country great is under attack. Enemies from within seek to undermine and discredit the brave men and women who keep us safe, including those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Let's celebrate our American heroes on this Memorial Day.

Please enjoy my humble offerings. God bless, Lloyd

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WWII Medley 

AZ Senator John McCain Memorial Day 2015

Memorial Day is a time of solemn remembrance where we pause to honor the terrible sacrifice made by those who went off to war only to never return.

We remember through ceremony and by celebrating the freedom they fought to defend.

We must never forget what they did in our name. They were family and friends to some, heroes to all - who lived, fought and died for the safety and future of a great and good nation.

Today, Americans are fighting in faraway places most will never see. No matter how remote, no matter how long they are asked to go, it's our duty to remember they have volunteered to be in harm's way to protect us and the ideas and values we hold dear. They deserve our unending gratitude and support.

Every day, I dedicate myself to ensuring that we continue to live in a country that's worthy of their great sacrifices.

Our fighting men and women deserve strong support from their leaders, the best resources and equipment and, most of all, a sound policy and a strategy that give purpose to their actions and return them home with speed and safety.

May God bless them, may we never forget, and may God bless America.


John McCain