U.S. armed forces in Afghanistan have dropped a 21,600-pound MOAB (Massive Ordnance Air Blast) bomb on caves comprising a major ISIS stronghold in eastern Afghanistan’s mountains. It was an admirable move tactically, strategically and psychologically.
The strike involving the so-called Mother Of All Bombs showed the world that the United States has a new sheriff in town, who has no tolerance for so-called political correctness. President Donald Trump and his armed forces leaders have shown twice in the past two weeks that they’re not afraid to stand up to the world’s thugs. They have redefined “political correctness” as carrying out the ability to neutralize oppression, fraud and corruption wherever human freedom is compromised.
Best of all, the MOAB initiative signals that we’ve got a strong, decisive world leader in the White House, not some empty suit incapable of leading from the front. Gone are the days of a straw man who was twice elected because he broke the hex on the idea that an African-American could not function as president – a pied piper who could woo votes by invoking the magic of a teleprompter and retaining speech writers who could script mesmerizing texts.
Get used to it. Actions finally speak louder than words.
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Here’s a thought regarding the construction of a wall along the entire U.S. southern border with Mexico. If Congress doesn’t want to pay for it, and if Mexico will not pay for it, why not use every opportunity to confiscate the fortunes of the drug cartels and their minions operating in the United States? Using that loot to construct the wall would be money well spent.
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The senseless debate in Washington continues to numb our minds as allegations of domestic spying during the 2016 presidential campaign drag on.
If the Fourth Amendment has been violated, of course we need to know when, how and by whom. But so far, no one has shown – as the Democrats have alleged – that the Republicans committed any unreasonable searches and seizures of Democratic candidates, their houses, their computer files or any of their other effects. No one has even presented any evidence of probable cause for such actions. It’s a political football filled with air. And that’s all that will be inside the football — empty air.
All the rhetoric thus far has amounted to a meaningless sideshow designed to fill on-air time slots in the electronic media and to distract us from more critical issues at hand.
Did Russia or Russian interests try to influence the outcome of the race for the White House? All we’ve seen so far is smoke – but no fire. The election is now water over the dam. Even if there was potentially intrusive activity from beyond our borders, it failed. No outside interests changed the outcome of the election.
But some members of Congress and many in the liberal media keep stoking the fire – pushing a “guilty until proven innocent” agenda, which is decidedly un-American.
So, let’s wrap up these distracting investigations and turn our attention to more pressing matters.
In the final analysis, the time-tested bottom line remains steadfast: If you’re not guilty of doing anything wrong, what do you have to fear – or even get riled up about?
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We’re hearing a lot of saber-rattling again coming out of North Korea. That immature kid over there who’s supposedly running things – Kim Jong Un – has taken the pacifier out of his big mouth long enough to threaten the United States with nuclear obliteration.
Through his closely controlled North Korean state media, the youngster said that “our revolutionary strong army is keenly watching every move by enemy elements, with our nuclear sight focused on the U.S. invasionary [sic] bases not only in South Korea and the Pacific operation theater, but also in the U.S. mainland.”
Does anyone honestly believe that the U.S. would not immediately respond to shoot down each and every missile carrying a nuclear warhead within seconds after it left its North Korean launch site?
If that’s what you believe, it’s time to wake up and smell the scorched ozone.
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One final rant: We are way too consumed these days with putting people in boxes (conservative, liberal, alt-right, leftist revolutionaries, facists, socialists, Tea Partiers, RINOs, libertarians, moderates, neoconservatives, etc.).
We’re too focused on:
— labeling every little government action.
— repeating “pivot” as a dirty word in every context.
— putting ideology ahead of critical thinking.
— politicizing every move our public officials make.
— running every action taken in government through a “them vs. us” filter.
— jumping to conclusions before we know all the facts.
— allowing ourselves to be misled by mindless leader-wannabes or by overly zealous and liberally speculative media celebrities.
Individually, we need to do better, to be more conscientious, to be less vitriolic, to be more responsible in our own thinking, to be less like cream puffs, pansies, snowflakes and cupcakes — before we collectively wind up like the Roman Empire.