McAuliffe and Abedin: Crony Capitalism and Shady Politics Run Amuck

Written by Anna Githens on . Posted in Guest Articles

Publisher's note:  The author of this in-depth piece, Anna Githens has given us a look into the twisted web of just two players of this nasty game.  I am honored to present this to our readers.  Sit back, pour yourself a cup of coffee and read the tale.

Anna's story:

The tangled web of crony capitalism, a phrase that has been thrown around quite a bit lately, is currently weaving its tentacles far and wide throughout our branches of government.  While those on the left believe that pure capitalism uncontrolled and left on its own will inevitably result in crony capitalism, those on the right believe crony capitalism arises from the need of big government, or more precisely socialist government, to control the state.  

Regardless of which catalyst one may ascribe to, both sides can most likely agree on what crony capitalism is not; that is, bonafide entrepreneurship functioning as a free market system based on free enterprise in a free republic.  Authentic capitalism plays no favoritism, greases no hands, and gives no tax breaks.  It follows the letter of the law and thrives on honesty in genuine free market competition.  However, the pure and unfettered capitalist system quickly sullies once cronyism begins to infiltrate the free market, thus effectively transforming it into something defective and untrustworthy. 

Capitalism has gotten a bad rap lately, and undeservedly so.  Simply the chosen economic and political system of our country’s trade and industry, it has no face or conscience; it is at the mercy of persons who use private business practices as a means of generating income.  It may be said that its demise comes from a breakdown in the morale of its players who, lured by the quest for money and power, use their accumulated wealth and influence to garner tax breaks, loopholes, favor trading, and political positions. This includes both individuals and lobbyist groups. 

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'Stand down'...words from the mouth of a traitor

Written by Diane Sori on . Posted in Guest Articles

Publisher's note:  Once again Diane Sori has written a no hold barred, to the point article.  The questions remain...and We the People deserve and will not rest until we get the answers.

Diane Sori:  Benghazi…NO diversions, distractions, or ‘supposed’ phony scandals that are anything but, will take my focus off Benghazi. Benghazi…where four Americans were willfully, deliberately, and with malice left behind to be slaughtered, and that is indeed grounds for treason and NO one can convince me otherwise.

At the heart of Benghazi are two critical issues…first, why was Ambassador Stevens silenced (and I believe his murder was a silencing), and second, who gave the infamous order to ‘stand down’ when help could have arrived in time to save him and the others.

The first issue is easy…Ambassador Christopher Stevens had to be silenced to stop him from going public with information he found out about our traitor of a president, for I believe, and have said since day one, that Barack HUSSEIN Obama was smuggling guns and weapons under the table to the Syrian rebels…rebels supported and funded by al-Qaeda. And that is a clear cut case of ‘aiding and abetting the enemy’…TREASON.

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'Stand Your Ground', racism, and Eric Holder

Written by Diane Sori on . Posted in Guest Articles

Publisher's note:  As per usual, Diane is dead on target.  This isn't about George Zimmerman or even Trayvon Martin, both of whom have become pawns in the greater agenda of the plan Diane so accurately lays out.

Diane Sori:  George Zimmerman has been found NOT guilty in the self-defense shooting of Trayvon Martin yet two very important ramifications have occurred because off this verdict.

First, while this case was NEVER about 'Stand Your Ground'...it was always a case about self-defense...Barack HUSSEIN Obama and crew tried to make it just that so they could use the tie-in to work towards getting Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law repealed…which is something Obama desperately wants as doing so would accomplish what his failed gun control law couldn’t…that is disarm ‘We the the People’ because if Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law is repealed the other 30 states that have a form of this law will also most likely face repeal.

Passed by the Florida legislature in 2005, ‘Stand Your Ground’ allows Floridians to use, if necessary, deadly force in cases of self-defense when they believe their lives are at risk or their person is at risk of severe bodily harm. But the main difference between ‘Stand Your Ground’ and what’s known as ‘common-law self-defense’ is the matter of ‘retreat’. While ‘Stand Your Ground’ removed the necessity to ‘retreat’ (pull back), ‘common-law self-defense’ does require an individual to ‘retreat’ if it’s safe to do so to avoid violence, especially to avoid the need to use deadly force.

So simply, ‘Stand Your Ground’ means that a person may justifiably use deadly force in self-defense if there’s a reasonable belief of a threat being made against their life or person without having to pull back first, and ‘common-law self-defense means you must pull back if you can.

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Progressive Liberalism Disorder...P.L.D.

Written by Rich Avallone on . Posted in Guest Articles

From the Publisher:  Yet another of my readers has put thought to paper, and I found this amusing and insightful.

Progressive Liberalism Disorder 12.12 by Rich Avallone

Progressive Liberalism Disorder or P.L.D. by definition is a condition that affects the mind of 20% of the population.  Signs of someone with P.L.D; a strong disconnect with reality and complicating situations that could otherwise be solved by common sense solutions. 

They suffer from strong delusions lending to believe problems, particularly violence, can be solved by creating laws that do nothing more than create more victims and weaken our rights.  Another sign is the belief the government can solve all their problems.

In addition they have a rose color tint over their pupils that obstruct their vision of reality.  Further still, they suffer from a knee jerk reaction to all serious situations by calling the otherwise law abiding intelligent citizens vile names such as, racist, or hater, and use terms such as dog whistle.  

Less noticeable signs are a thirst for cool aide, and other highly sugared drinks that enhance the condition. Please, if you know anyone with this condition please ask them to seek help or sit them down and smack the bejesus out of them till they come back to reality. 

Thanks; this has been a public service announcement from Sane Citizens of America.

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Raising Rooney's, a tribute to Sandy Sully Rooney

Written by Josie Weeks-Elliott on . Posted in Guest Articles

I have heard it said, "Behind every good man, is an even better woman."  It is always so intriguing to hear a person's life story, certainly that of highly accomplished people, and learn how they came to be the person that they are.  In Florida, we are fortunate to have some really great elected officials. Through observation of two of them, one person began to emerge in my mind as a woman I would really love the opportunity to be able to meet and come to know. 

Watching these two brothers and their leadership abilities, knowing they came from a large family, it struck my interests even more.  If these two men were able to accomplish so much, what have her other children achieved?  How was the mother of these people able to raise them with such amazing success?

The woman I am speaking of is Sandy Sully Rooney.  Recently, I was able to have a lovely conversation with her, and I can tell you that it was a very enjoyable experience; I laughed and I learned. She gave me great insight into how these two men were molded into the leaders they are and the strength the Lord gives to a Mother who would seek His counsel.  She is a devout Catholic and has raised her children that way.  

Mrs. Rooney is the mother to 7 children, and helped raise another niece that she was blessed with when the child was 5 years old, (her sister had fallen ill, and was not able to care for her full time, but was an active part of her life) bringing the total up to 8.  By today's standards, this is a truly amazing accomplishment.  Just being able to raise 8 children in and of itself is an accomplishment, but that they have all gone on to be successful in each of their chosen professions, as well upstanding citizens is truly remarkable. This charming lady has gone above and beyond in the raising of her children and has made her family and marriage her life's success story, her legacy for the world, and I am so thankful to be able to share the secret of her success with you.

Mr. and Mrs. Pat Rooney, Sr. recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in Georgia, with all of their children and grandchildren in attendance.  Between Pat, Joe, Terry, Chris, Brian, Tom, and Molly, she has 24 grandchildren including one on the way, due in October and the oldest turning 21 in May.  She grew up with only one sister, and marrying into the Rooney family, she immediately gained 4 brothers in law and one big family! 

As she reflected back on the experiences they shared as a family, she told me that her first born Pat Rooney, Jr. was the first baby born on her side of the family in 30 years, and there was never a time when he was not being tended to.  Someone was always there to hold him, chase after him, and he was treated like the Prince of all Princes.  She spoke of his birth as him being "the experiment" since neither she, or her husband had previous experience with babies, and were very young at the time; “…he was the first one and the only one I devoted my whole time to.”  She told me she bathed him often, laughingly adding that “the poor kid stayed puckered from bath water.”

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