Friday, December 11, 2009

A Personal Challenge

A Personal Challenge
Kevin Bryant

My wife made a statement to me about a week or so ago. She stated that I never write anything positive and you know what, she is right.

I have sat here in front of this computer for more than a week now and tried to find positive things to write about.

Our Military: God love these people, watch over them and protect them as only you can. This administration could really care less about them. General McCrystal asked for 60,000 troops to accomplish his mission in Afghanistan and he got only half. To justify only giving him half of what he asked for, the administration changed his orders from eliminating the Taliban to building relations with the various leaders throughout the country so that they will turn on those they support and convert to the idea of peace and democracy throughout the region. With that type of a mission, it will only be a matter of time before the administration declares that the phony benchmarks they have set for cooperation will be declared non-obtainable and the administration can once and for all proceed with pulling our troops out of there, making our soldiers, sailors and airmen looking like complete failures, defeated and disgraced, and at the same time appeasing the progressive political base.

Then of course we have the three Navy Seals charged with using excessive force on a known and documented terrorist. If I had killed, burned and mutilated bodies and hung them from a bridge for all to witness, I would expect my captures to beat the ever loving crap out of me, disable me in a permanent fashion and make me one level above a human vegetable. These brave young men are having their careers ruined by this administration for forcing the military to press the trumped up charge of one seal hitting this dirt bag in the stomach and the other two trying to cover it up. The Al’qaeda handbook states clearly that all who are captured are to report about done to them at the hands of their captures. The Navy is giving them a court martial; I would have given them a Navy Commendation Medal if they actually did torture him.

Other than to continue to openly voice my support for our brave men and women in uniform, there really isn’t much there to be positive about.

Our Congress: Pathetic to say the least. The country didn’t want Gitmo closed. The President closed it with an executive order and congress did nothing but stand there with their hands in their pockets and their mouths closed even though a majority of Americans wanted it left open. The Stimulus Bill, the Omnibus Bill, again an vast majority of Americans wanted these dead upon arrival in congress but instead of working to defeat these outright, they debated a couple of amendments and allowed these items to pass. They are doing the same now with Healthcare and Cap & Tax. Americans do not want these, need these or can afford these but again, instead of killing and burying them, they are debating silly amendments that will do nothing in the long run to stop these bills from fulfilling their original intent. Other than Michele Bachman of Minnesota and Marsha Blackburn from Tennessee, I wouldn’t give dime for all the other 533 members of congress combined.

Reps Blackburn and Bachman, keep up the good work and continue fighting for what is right and good for America.

The Administration: With the exception of then President Elect Obama making the statement: “We are 5 days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America”, we have yet to hear a single word of truth from them. If Bill Clinton can be brought up on charges for lying because he denied having an affair with Monica Lewinsky, then this entire administration should be brought up on charges for they have lied to everyone including each other, stolen from the treasury which means they have stolen from the people, made deals with labor unions and other businesses to further raid the treasury and supported criminal actions of individuals and organizations like SEIU, the Apollo Group, the Tides Foundation and ACORN and their members and leaders. Social Justice; kick all their asses out of office in disgrace. That would be social justice.

Nope, nothing to report on about the administration that could be seen as positive.

I challenge anyone and everyone to give me something about this current congress and administration that is positive in nature. My email address is at the top of Al’s page. Title it: Something Positive, and so long as you do not send attachments, I will open it. Find something, anything and not only will I retract my own statements, I will give you kudos in writing for all to read on Al’s page for proving me wrong. I would like to have your comments and findings in enough time for me to write a response and Al post it as my last post of the year.

Good Luck and Happy Hunting.


MickeyWhite said...

Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR:
Omnibus Appropriations, Special Education, Global AIDS Initiative, Job Training, Unemployment Benefits, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, Agriculture Appropriations, U.S.-Singapore Trade, U.S.-Chile Trade, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, Prescription Drug Benefit, Child Nutrition Programs, Surface Transportation, Job Training and Worker Services, Agriculture Appropriations, Foreign Aid, Vocational/Technical Training, Supplemental Appropriations, UN “Reforms.” Patriot Act Reauthorization, CAFTA, Katrina Hurricane-relief Appropriations, Head Start Funding, Line-item Rescission, Oman Trade Agreement, Military Tribunals, Electronic Surveillance, Head Start Funding, COPS Funding, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Peru Free Trade Agreement, Economic Stimulus, Farm Bill (Veto Override), Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening.

Marsha Blackburn Voted AGAINST:
Ban on UN Contributions, eliminate Millennium Challenge Account, WTO Withdrawal, UN Dues Decrease, Defunding the NAIS, Iran Military Operations defunding Iraq Troop Withdrawal, congress authorization of Iran Military Operations.

Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
See her unconstitutional votes at :

Kevin said...

MickeyWhite, A couple of months ago I wrote a piece stating that no two people are ever going to agree on everything. If you read the top of Al's page, it even states that Al & I do not always agree.

There are several things that Rep Blackburn voted for that I agree with and some things that I don't. Same for the items you list as she voted against.

Now I could go line item by line item and explain the reasons I am for or against these items but what good would that do. I wasn't for everything John McCain voted for in the senate but I voted for him the general election. Until he dropped out of the presidential race, I was a supporter of Fred Thompson but I didn't agree then or now with everything he did in the senate either, but I still think he was the right man for the job at the time.

I even stated over a year ago that if I were president, I would want Claire McCaskill in my administration. Not because I agree with her idiology, but because I know that she is a go-getter who will work her tail off to get things done.

Marsha Blackburn has really come into her own over the past 12 - 16 months. She uses her head and when she speaks, she speaks with clairity and conviction. Though I do not always agree with her, she bases her decisions more on sound, thought out opinion and not mere idiology. I have more respect for anyone in congress who thinks for themselves and does not just tow the party line.

You don't like her and that is your right and I respect that. You have the right to like or dislike any politician you choose. Since you have never before commented on one of my little rants, I would assume then you agreed with most of them. You disagree with this one and that's cool.

It's always better to disapree with a position based on reason than to agree with one on blind faith.

MickeyWhite said...

Kevin, do you support the Constitution? Marsh doesn't, Fred doesn't and McCain doesn't. Either it is allowed in the Constitution or it isn't . do you agree?

Fred Thompson

John McCain

MickeyWhite said...

Thank you Al for allowing us to discuss opposing views.

republican patriot said...

Discussion is what blogs are all about, no canidate will mirror our wants, needs and wishes 100% of the time. I tend to vote for the people that I see as being compassionate, passionate, dedicated, and beleive in the same things that I do.

Merely reporting voting records doesn't usually tell the whole story either. There MAY be a portion of that regular bill, that the politician was very much against that wasn't shown in the main verbage. When republicans use that against democrats, they call that cherry picking.

From what Mickey has shown, I can only assume he is a republican who feels betrayed by some of his fellow republicans, and that is normal because some will always support things you don't approve of.

The trick here in this ugly game of politics is to find someone you really like and promote them! Personally I think 80% of politicians go into office with good intentions, but the lure of easy money over powers. The answer there can only be campaign,lobbying reform,and term limits. I think we can all agree on those ideas.

The challenge however was to show Kevin some good news, which hasn't been done so far. I did see ONE thing Obama finally admitted in one his "speech of the day" broadcasts this week.......he has finally admitted that job recovery must be directly linked to the private sector, this is the first time he is following conventional thought on anything pertaining to the economy.........other than that..........NADA

Thanks guys for challenging us to think deeper, and to have enough of an open mind to listen!

Kevin said...

Debate about politics is almost the same as debating religion. It's not about if you believe in it, it's about your interpretation of the subject and how it relates to politics or religion.

barb p said...

It will be interesting to see the 'results' of this challenge

Riely said...

Something positive: This administration is resurrecting the conservation movement. If it were not for Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan would never have gotten elected President