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  • Letter from an Australian to America: Here's why I love you, USA

    07/25/2015 11:17:43 AM PDT · by Baynative · 38 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 3, 2015 | Nick Adams
    In 5,000 years of recorded human history, there has been no nation even resembling the United States. The American model has offered, and continues to offer, a greater chance for dignity, hope and happiness for more people than any other system. As Margaret Thatcher, the British prime minister, put it: “Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.” Lady Thatcher was right. The philosophy is one of individual liberty, free-market opportunity and belief that it's all a gift from God. America is the best idea the world has ever had, the greatest value system ever devised. What are...
  • ‘A Concerned 8-Year-Old Citizen’ Writes Brutal Letter to Michelle Obama

    04/21/2015 9:59:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4/21/15 | VICTORINO MATUS
    A friend sends along an email attachment—a handwritten letter by his 8-year-old son, Peter. It’s addressed to First Lady Michelle Obama. “It all started because he saw something about school lunches [and] how ketchup is bad for you, and that Michelle Obama wants to limit the amount of ketchup” in schools, my friend explained. When the boy’s mother reminded him he attends a private school, making the ketchup rationing a nonissue, “He said something about wanting to ‘give a voice to the voiceless.’”But ketchup is actually the least of the boy’s concerns, as he then continues onto foreign policy, the...
  • Fool Me

    04/18/2015 8:54:07 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 5 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-12-15 | Jerry Wynn
    Fool me once. We were told that the health care system was broken. As a result, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law with the promise that premiums would be lower, we could keep our doctors and our insurance. Fool me twice. When the IRS was accused of targeting conservative groups, the president said there was not even a "smidgen" of corruption. Of course the Department of Justice declined to investigate. Fool me thrice. When four Americans were killed in Benghazi, it was said the cause was an offensive video. Susan Rice went out on a Sunday morning and...
  • Source says reported letter from Obama to Ayatollah ‘f***s up everything'

    11/06/2014 7:38:35 PM PST · by Dave346 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 06, 2014
    <p>President Obama reportedly penned a secret letter to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei last month discussing their shared interest in fighting the Islamic State -- a development one congressional source told Fox News "f***s up everything."</p> <p>The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that, according to people briefed on the letter, Obama wrote to Khamenei in the middle of last month and stressed that any cooperation on dealing with the Islamic State, or ISIS, was tied to Iran striking a deal over its nuclear program. The U.S., Iran and other negotiators are facing a Nov. 24 deadline for such a deal.</p>
  • Memo Reveals Plan of U.S.-Funded Groups to Influence the Israeli Elections

    02/08/2015 5:55:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 11 replies
    IMRA ^ | 2-8-15 | Alana Goodman
    Memo Reveals Plan of U.S.-Funded Groups to Influence the Israeli Elections Nonprofits targeting populations, such as Arab Israelis, opposed to Likud BY: Alana Goodman - The Free Beacon February 5, 2015 3:30 pm [For copy of the memo: ] A coalition of U.S.-funded progressive groups has planned a massive get-out-the-vote effort to influence the Israeli elections, targeting communities that are most likely to vote against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-leaning Likud Party, according to a confidential strategy memo obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The U.S.-based 501(c)(3) group Ameinu sent out the...
  • BREAKING: Letter to White House Returns Presumptive Positive for Cyanide

    03/17/2015 5:58:50 PM PDT · by rightistight · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/17/15 | Aurelius
    A letter sent to the White House has tested positive for cyanide. The Secret Service, to make certain, has sent the letter out again to confirm that it indeed has come in contact with the deadly poison. The letter was received Monday at the White House Mail Screening Center and chemical testing today showed that it contained cyanide. This is a breaking news story and we'll update as more information becomes available.
  • The Cotton Letter Was Not Sent Anywhere, Especially Not to Iran

    03/16/2015 1:21:59 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 8 replies
    NRO ^ | March 16 2015 | DEROY MURDOCK
    Before U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) and 46 of his GOP colleagues are frog-marched to the gallows and hanged for treason, one vital point of confusion must be cleared up. Say what you will about the Republicans’ open letter “to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.” The Cotton/GOP letter regarding Tehran’s atom-bomb talks with Obama was not sent to the ayatollahs. Had Cotton & Co. actually delivered their communiqué to Iran’s mullahs — perhaps via a Swiss diplomatic pouch or something even more cloak and dagger — their critics would be on less swampy ground in calling...
  • The Tom Cotton letter usefully highlights Leftist stupidity

    03/16/2015 8:52:51 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies ^ | 3-13-2015 | Bookworm
    I side with the people who think that Tom Cotton and the 46 senators who joined with him in an open letter to apprise the Iranians about the way our Constitutional system works did the world a great service. As I’ll discuss at greater length below, the letter is a simple, beautifully written exposition about the American Constitution and its effects. In addition, it’s a wonderful honey pot for calling stupid Progressives out of their dark caves and exposing their ignorance to bright sunlight.The Cotton letter is really nothing more than an elegant primer about the balance of powers and...
  • Tom Cotton Explains Iran Letter to Bob Schieffer

    03/15/2015 2:57:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    weejly standard ^ | 3/15/15 | Daniel Halper
    Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas explained the reasoning behind the letter he and 46 other senators sent to Iran about the nuclear deal this morning on CBS. Watch Cotton's interview with Bob Schieffer here:
  • White House Issues Saturday Night Iran Deal Warning To Senate

    03/15/2015 8:06:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    WASHINGTON -- In an effort to reassert control over the domestic political debate surrounding sensitive negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program, the White House penned a letter Saturday night warning senators to hold back on legislation that would detract from the president’s ability to affect and approve a final agreement with Iran. The letter, written by White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), reiterates a veto threat of the bill, while insisting that Congress will have a say in reviewing and affecting the ultimate outcome. But in far more detailed and foreboding...
  • Now House writes Iran letter to Obama on Iran

    03/13/2015 2:20:37 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 8 replies ^ | 3/13/15 | Charles Hoskinson
    A bipartisan majority of House lawmakers have written a letter to President Obama backing up the letter 47 GOP senators controversially addressed to Iran on Monday with dire warnings about the impending nuke deal. Some 250 members had signed the House letter by Friday afternoon, a clear majority of the chamber. Its authors, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., and the panel's top Democrat, Eliot Engel of New York, are still gathering more signatures but will send the letter to Obama soon. "Should an agreement with Iran be reached, permanent sanctions relief from congressionally mandated sanctions would require...
  • We now know why Thad Cochran did not sign the Senate letter to Iran and it’s not good

    03/12/2015 5:17:11 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 29 replies
    Mississippi Conservative Daily ^ | 3/12/15 | Ryan S. Walters
    GOP power broker Haley Barbour’s lobby shop, BGR Group, represents a Russian bank that has financed a company that helped build Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant, according to corporate documents and lobbying disclosure records. The bank is owned by a secretive oligarch, Mikhail Fridman, who has met at least twice with White House officials in the last few years, according to visitor logs.
  • Republicans Admit: That Iran Letter Was a Dumb Idea (Barf Alert)

    03/11/2015 1:48:52 PM PDT · by BerniesFriend · 54 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 03/11/2015 | Tim Mak
    Republicans Admit: That Iran Letter Was a Dumb Idea A day after releasing a letter that potentially threatened the administration’s negotiations with Iran, some Republicans who signed on are realizing it was a bad call. Behind the scenes, Republicans are wondering if sending an open letter to Iran’s leaders was the best strategy to keep a bad nuclear deal from being negotiated. Earlier this week, 47 Republican senators signed a letter warning the Iranian government that many of them would remain in office long after President Barack Obama’s second term was over, meaning any deal reached between the U.S. and...
  • John Kerry in ‘utter disbelief’ over GOP letter to Iran

    03/11/2015 9:11:23 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 78 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/11/15 11:12 AM EDT | Austin Wright
    Secretary of State John Kerry says he’s in “utter disbelief” over the letter to Iranian leaders led by Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and signed by 46 other Republican senators, warning any Iranian nuclear deal reached with the U.S. could be revoked by the next president or modified by Congress. “This letter ignores more than two centuries of precedent in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy,” Kerry said Wednesday at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. “This risks undermining the confidence that foreign governments in thousands of important agreements commit to with the United States.” In his 29 years as...
  • U.S. Justice Dept urges terror label for Nigerian militants (Hillary Boko Haram Flashback 2012)

    05/08/2014 8:43:58 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/17/12 | MARK HOSENBALL AND JOHN SHIFFMAN
    The Justice Department is pressing the State Department to designate Boko Haram, a Nigerian militant group alleged to be responsible for hundreds of deaths, as a "foreign terrorist organization," according to a document obtained by Reuters. Lisa Monaco, head of the Justice Department's national security division, sent a letter in January to State Department counter-terrorism chief Daniel Benjamin requesting that Boko Haram, also known as the "Nigerian Taliban," be put on the list. A Congressional source said that in the last few days, State Department representatives have lobbied Congress to try to stop legislation which would force the administration to...
  • White House Petition to Charge ‘Treasonous’ Senators for Iran Letter Breaks 100,000 Signers in One

    03/10/2015 9:58:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 78 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/10/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    A petition posted to the White House’s ‘We the People’ do it yourself petition site on Monday calls for prosecution under the Logan Act of the forty-seven U.S. senators who signed a letter initiated by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) to the Iranian government about the negotiations for a nuclear deal between the Islamist state sponsor of terrorism and President Barack Obama. The petition accuses the senators of having committed a “treasonous offense” and violating the Logan Act which prohibits U.S. citizens from conducting unauthorized negotiations with foreign powers. Signers of the petition rocketed it past the 100,000 minimum signers set...
  • Sheriff with a heart of gold treats boy, nine, to the hunting trip of a lifetime - after letter...

    12/31/2014 2:37:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/31/14 | Michael Zennie
    Sheriff with a heart of gold treats boy, nine, to the hunting trip of a lifetime - after the boy mistakenly sent an adorable letter to the wrong state A 9-year-old Pennsylvania got the hunting trip of a lifetime after mistakenly writing to writing to a sheriff 600 miles away in South Carolina. Alex Collins' mother saw a Facebook post by Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood's program to take small children hunting and fishing and little Alex wrote the sheriff a heartfelt letter. He explained that he desperately wanted to learn to hunt, but he didn't have anybody to teach...
  • Eric Holder called-out over Ferguson investigation in open letter by [MO LT Gov] Peter Kinder

    12/19/2014 7:41:51 AM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 12 replies
    FOX2 (KTVI) St. Louis ^ | December 18, 2014 | Staff Writer
    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder wrote an open letter to Attorney General Eric Holder. He is calling him out for not releasing his findings yet in the federal investigation into the Michael Brown shooting. In Kinder’s letter, he notes the investigation has gone on, “For more than four months.” He adds: “I respectfully request that you release to the public the findings of fact from your federal investigation into whether a civil rights violation occurred. I ask this not knowing what those findings are. However, I believe that all Missourians, indeed all Americans, have a...
  • Open Letter to Republicans in Washington

    12/03/2014 5:09:49 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12-3-2014 | Daniel Horowitz
    Dear Republicans in Washington, Houston, we’ve got a problem. We have a president who has made it clear he will unilaterally change laws in a way that will harm America’s economy for years to come – whether they pertain to labor, energy, health care, and of course, immigration. He openly brags about his newfound ability to “change the law,” and he is only emboldened to continue building on the lawlessness for the next two years. Yet, at the same time that Obama has assumed the powers Alexander Hamilton referred to as the prerogative of perpetual and hereditary prince, you have...
  • Obama Administration Trusts Russia on Iran

    11/06/2014 5:32:53 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 6, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    The Obama administration is so desperate to reach a nuclear deal with Iran by the current deadline of November 24th if at all possible that it is willing to trust Russia to play a key implementation role. In the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s duplicity with regard to Ukraine and Putin’s increasingly aggressive stance towards the West that harkens back to the Cold War, the Obama administration is deluding itself into thinking that it can trust Putin to keep his word on ensuring that much of Iran’s uranium stockpile is converted into a relatively harmless end product. According to...
  • A young woman writes an open letter to the child she is about to abort and.....

    10/13/2014 5:46:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies ^ | Bryan Kemper
    FULL TITLE: A young woman writes an open letter to the child she is about to abort and posts it online. – My open letter to her. A young woman writes an open letter to the child she is about to abort and posts it online. I want to start by saying that I am skeptical of this being a sincere post. I am actually praying that it is not. It seems to me that one of the biggest strategies of the pro-abortion movement is to de-stigmatize abortion: to make it a simple, no-big-deal action like clipping your nails. All...
  • Cruz Letter: Why is the IRS Auditing Breitbart News?

    09/09/2014 7:51:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/9/14 | Breitbart News
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today sent the following letter to the Internal Revenue Service regarding its decision to audit Breitbart News Network, LLC. The full text of the letter is available here. Dear Commissioner Koskinen: I write to express deep concern over the recent announcement by Breitbart News that the Internal Revenue Service recently notified the Breitbart News Network, LLC that it would be subject to a far-reaching, burdensome, and open-ended audit. As you know, the Breitbart News Network LLC is a conservative-leaning press outlet. It has editors and reporters who cover daily political news and...
  • Letter from London Jew chronicles UK’s embrace of Islamic anti-Semitism

    08/18/2014 9:31:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/18/14 | Robert Spencer
    How quickly Great Britain is descending into darkness. Those who have been appointed to defend her are the ones most responsible for their nation’s certain future of chaos and violence. And the British intelligentsia, as they head to their own destruction and that of their nation, will congratulate themselves that they didn’t give way to the temptation of “Islamophobia.” It used to be that the free world stood together and said, “Never again.” Now a cowed, dhimmi, dying Britain bows low before arrogant and aggressive Islamic supremacists and says, “How about another round?” “Letters: Ancient hatred stalks the land once...
  • Issa accuses State Department of dodging Benghazi questions in 37-page letter

    07/11/2014 7:24:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Fox News, ^ | 7/11/14 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – Top Republican Rep. Darrell Issa Friday accused the State Department of trying to repeatedly dodge congressional efforts to look into the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman sent a 37-page letter to the newly-created House Select Committee on Benghazi detailing attempts he claimed were made to sidestep providing documents and answering questions about the attack from September 2012 until May 2014. Issa said the State Department promised to cooperate with Congress but failed to actually provide information requested and missed many
  • No Ordinary Weakling

    06/16/2014 10:19:07 AM PDT · by OregonRancher · 15 replies
    Register-Guard, Eugene, OR ^ | March 19, 2014 | Reis R. Kash
    Letter to the Editor: Obama is no ordinary weakling Those who compare the bare-chested conqueror of the Crimea with the metro-sexual ruler of the United States and find our emperor weak to the point of deserving ridicule, miss the essential strength of President Obama. It’s no ordinary weakling who can turn a once-respected country into an international joke; reduce Congress to a gaggle of sniveling sycophants; turn the world’s finest medical system into a failed third-rate socialist nightmare with a stroke of his pen; shatter our Constitution without attempted recourse by the sons and daughters of frontiersmen and pioneers whose...
  • 1939 letter found, plea to FDR to save Jewish kids

    05/18/2014 10:06:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    CBS News ^ | 5/18/14 | Staff
    Last month, 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon told the remarkable story of Sir Nicholas Winton, a stockbroker in London who saved 669 Czech children-- most of them Jewish--from the Nazis during WWII. England took in almost all of the 669 children. Winton, now 104 years old, told 60 Minutes he had made a desperate plea for help to the United States back in 1939. He said he had written a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, describing the plight of the Czech children and asking that America grant refuge to a number of them. "But the Americans wouldn´t take any,
  • Triple-Amputee Iraqi War Hero’s Letter Shames the President of the United States

    05/11/2014 4:03:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | May 10, 2014 | Mike Miller
    We embrace heroes in America. Senior Airman Brian Kolfage defines hero: the triple-amputee veteran of the Iraqi War overcame insurmountable odds to survive his horrific injuries. Kolfage recently sent a powerful – and damning – letter to his commander-in-chief: I nearly died in a war that you and most of your colleagues supported overwhelmingly, including the two presidents who came before you. Many citizens may not agree with waging war in Iraq to free the oppressed Iraqi citizens, but it’s something that warriors like myself have zero control over. I joined to serve my country and to better my life....
  • An open letter to His Eminence Antonio Cardinal Canizares Llovera

    04/30/2014 7:35:58 AM PDT · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 30, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    His Eminence Antonio Cardinal Canizares Llovera, Prefect Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments Piazza Pio XII 10 00193, Rome Italy Your Eminence; I am a Catholic in good standing and a member of the faithful in the Diocese of Worcester in the state of Massachusetts, U.S.A. I bring to you a serious concern that I and others have been unable to have properly addressed by His Excellency, The Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, Bishop of the Worcester Diocese There is an extensive lack of respect and devotion toward Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Indeed, it...
  • An Open Letter to the Legislatures of New Jersey and Rhode Island: Are you seriously proposing to

    03/20/2014 9:22:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Sipseystreet Irregulars ^ | 3/20/14 | Dutchman 6
    Aunt Jenny Brooks.To the legislators of the states of New Jersey and Rhode Island, upon the approach of your votes for firearm confiscation: The firearm owners of your respective states tell me that you are busy men and women with short attention spans so I will try to make this brief, beginning with an instructive story from the history of my adopted state, Alabama. Some still tell it with pride in the hills of north Alabama. Like all the best stories, it has the advantage of being true. In 1863, eight duly sworn and appointed law officers of the...
  • Bishop issues letter on the ‘epidemic plague’ of porn, calls on men to recommit to purity

    03/09/2014 11:34:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life site news ^ | Hilary White
    “I call on every man in the Diocese of Arlington to search his heart and renew his commitment to purity. I call on every husband and father to renew his sacred commitment to his wife and children.” - Arlington Bishop Paul Loverde ARLINGTON, VA, March 7, 2014 ( – The growth of pornography use, particularly on the internet, is “a matter of utmost urgency for every son and father today,” Bishop Paul Loverde of the Catholic diocese of Arlington, Virginia said in a letter to his flock released this week. Titled “Bought with a Price: Every Man’s Duty to Protect...
  • An Open Letter to the Legislative Tyrants of Connecticut.

    02/27/2014 11:53:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/27/14 | Dutchman 6
    Open Letter to the Legislative Tyrants of Connecticut. An Open Letter to the Legislative Tyrants of Connecticut.Sent via email. To the CT State Senators And Representatives who voted Yes on "An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety, also known as Public Law 13-3 or Connecticut Senate Bill No. 1160," 3 April 2013.And, yes, I said tyrants. You bought it, in the form of the woefully misnamed "Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children's Safety," you own it, you are certainly -- if you get your way -- going to pay for it like it or not, so...
  • An Open Letter from Wendy Davis

    01/22/2014 2:10:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Wendy Davis Texas ^ | 1/21/14 | Wendy Davis
    Dear Friend, As our campaign has gained momentum, our opponents have gotten more and more desperate. But now they’ve stooped to a new low by attacking my family, my education, and my personal story – playing politics with the journey that has been my life. Mine is a story about a teenage single mother who struggled to keep her young family afloat. It’s a story about a young woman who was given a precious opportunity to work her way up in the world. It’s a story about resiliency, and sacrifice, and perseverance. And you’re damn right it’s a true story.
  • Saudi letter concerning oil and gas has panicky tone

    01/12/2014 6:00:03 AM PST · by Dartman · 91 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 11/14 | Ezra Levant
    Saudi Arabia has noticed Canada’s booming oil and gas industry — and they don’t like what they see. You could even say they’re scared. That’s the panicky message in a 14-page memo written to Saudi Arabia’s energy ministry by Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, an influential member of the Saudi royal family. He desperately warns them that Saudi Arabia’s energy dominance is at risk, including from oil and gas developments in western democracies. And he mentions Canada by name. Al-Waleed isn’t just another pundit or oil-rich Arab sheikh. He’s an international tycoon who has built a vast empire of holdings, including...
  • Letter to Boehner on “Select Committee on Benghazi”

    01/08/2014 11:45:09 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Stand Up America ^ | January 7, 2014 | Posted by SUAadmin
    “To the living we owe respect. To the dead we owe the truth.” –Voltaire The Honorable John Boehner Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives The Capitol, H-232 Washington, D.C., 20515 January 6, 2014 Dear Speaker Boehner We write to express our grave concern over the failure of your House of Representatives to extract the truth from the Obama administration concerning the attack on our diplomatic and intelligence facilities in Benghazi, Libya; and, the brutal deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stephens, U.S. Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, and security officers Ty Woods and Glen Doherty. To date, five (5) different committees of the...
  • Texas Woman’s Viral “THANK YOU” Letter to Obama

    10/30/2013 7:41:14 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 52 replies ^ | 10/30/13 | Matt Liponoga
    Texas Woman’s Viral “THANK YOU” Letter to Obama As Lana Vestal puts it, she is nothing more than an average American like you and I. But after posting on her Facebook wall a post that received nearly 63,000 shares, she says she is getting messages from all over the country about her rant to President Obama. It’s not just her that feels this way either. According to Rasmussen, only 30% of voters think the health care system is likely to get better as a result of Obamacare. But most voters (52%) still believe the system will get worse under the...
  • From a Dying Senior Citizen

    10/07/2013 8:31:24 AM PDT · by Twotone · 37 replies
    via email | April 3, 2013 | Bill Schoonover
    April 3, 2013 Senator Patty Murray Senator Maria Cantwell Washington , DC , 20510 Dear Senator: I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly after his retirement. It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt important - honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various governments. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts. Today, as I approach my 79th...
  • Rebuke: Letter From Jim Demint To President Putin

    09/13/2013 3:03:56 PM PDT · by Dysart · 19 replies
    SCRIBD ^ | 9-13-2013 | Jim Demint
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  • Kerry delivers a love letter to France, in French

    09/07/2013 8:37:59 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 7, 2013 | Arshad Mohammed and John Irish
    French, it is said, is the language of love. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flaunted his fluency in the language on Saturday to deliver something of a love letter to France, one of the few world powers that seems likely to join the United States in any military action against Syria. Following the British parliament's August 29 vote to reject any British use of force against Syria, which the United States accuses of gassing its own people with sarin, France has made no secret of its desire to play Washington's supporting partner.
  • Union letter to Pelosi and Reid (Obamacare)

    08/12/2013 3:11:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    News Review ^ | 8/02/13 | James P. Hoffa
    **SNIP** Dear Leader Reid and Leader Pelosi: When you and the President sought our support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), you pledged that if we liked the health plans we have now, we could keep them. Sadly, that promise is under threat. Right now, unless you and the Obama Administration enact an equitable fix, the ACA will shatter not only our hard-earned health benefits, but destroy the foundation of the 40 hour work week that is the backbone of the American middle class. **SNIP** Since the ACA was enacted, we have been bringing our deep concerns to the Administration,...
  • Copy of CIA Director's Letter to Benghazi Survivors

    08/06/2013 9:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/6/13 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    THE WEEKLY STANDARD has obtained a copy of the letter CIA director John Brennan sent to survivors of the Benghazi terror attack:
  • Brennan Sent Letter to Benghazi 'Survivors'

    08/03/2013 6:16:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/03/13 | STEPHEN F. HAYES
    John Brennan, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, sent a letter to each of the CIA employees who were on the ground during the Benghazi attack on September 11, 2012, inviting them to share information with Congress, according to three sources familiar with the missive. Brennan sent the letter in late May at the behest congressional intelligence committees, whose members remain interested in hearing from the survivors of those attacks. **SNIP** The CNN report has triggered renewed scrutiny of the purpose of the still-obscure CIA mission in Benghazi. A State Department official told CNN that the U.S. government was...
  • FL Sheriff to Local NAACP President: I Cannot Support Your Agenda

    07/30/2013 6:24:57 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 25 replies ^ | 7-30-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Lee County, Florida Sheriff Mike Scott sent a letter to Lee County Branch NAACP president James Muwakkil explaining his disdain for the way he believes the NAACP ignores "epidemic" black-on-black violence in certain parts of Florida while allegedly trying to recast the Trayvon Martin shooting as white vs. black violence to score political points. Sheriff Scott was invited to the NAACP's "Freedom Fund Awards Banquet" and was even asked to sponsor the event financially, but as he made clear in his July 16 letter, "[he] will not be doing either." Regarding the lack of NAACP response to black-on-black violence, Scott...
  • George Zimmerman Witness Can't Read Letter She 'Wrote' About Shooting

    06/27/2013 7:09:04 AM PDT · by iowamark · 602 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 27, 2013 | SENI TIENABESO and MATT GUTMAN
    A teenage friend of Trayvon Martin was forced to admit today in the George Zimmerman murder trial that she did not write a letter that was sent to Martin's mother describing what she allegedly heard on a phone call with Martin moments before he was shot. In a painfully embarassing moment, Rachel Jeantel was asked to read the letter out loud in court. "Are you able to read that at all?" defense attorney Don West asked. Jeantel, head bowed, eyes averted whispered into the court microphone, "Some but not all. I don't read cursive." It sent a hush through the...
  • This Letter In Response To A Cease And Desist Order Is Pretty Amazing

    06/19/2013 9:07:57 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 26 replies ^ | 6-18-2013 | Ashley Burns
    Average citizen Jake Freivald lives in West Orange, New Jersey and is the owner of the web domain, It is a bare bones site that provides basic information about his town, and thereÂ’s probably no chance in heck that anyone who would happen to visit might confuse it with the official West Orange website that looks like this. Again, look at JakeÂ’s website and then look at the townshipÂ’s site and ask yourself if youÂ’d ever think that the former could be confused with the latter.Apparently someone in the West Orange government believes that JakeÂ’s website is actually causing...
  • The White House receives a letter similar to Mayor Bloomberg's.

    05/30/2013 9:23:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 83 replies
    Julie Banderas ^ | 5/30/13 | Julie Banderas
    From Julie Banderas Twitter: The White House receives a letter similar to Mayor Bloomberg's. I'm on Fox Business Network at 12:22pm with the latest
  • The Real National Scandal: Putin’s Letter to Obama

    05/22/2013 3:38:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Trevor Loudon ^ | 5/22/13 | Trevor Loudon
    Appalling as the Benghazi, AP, and IRS scandals are, this dwarfs them all. This puts US national survival, and hundreds of millions of lives at stake. The head of Russia’s National Security Council has arrived in the US on a two-day visit for top-level talks on key stumbling blocks in bilateral relations. He will also deliver President Putin’s response to a letter President Obama sent in April. Putin aide Yury Ushakov confirmed on Tuesday that Patrushev is carrying the presidential letter and is scheduled to meet Obama. Among the US officials Nikolay Patrushev will meet during his trip is National...
  • Letter sent to Sen. Roger Wicker tests positive for ricin

    04/16/2013 3:53:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    politico ^ | 4/16/13 | JOHN BRESNAHAN
    An envelope sent to the U.S. Senate office of Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) included a substance that has tested positive for Ricin, two sources say. It was not immediately clear when the envelope was received. But it arrived in a Senate mail facility, which has now been closed for more testing. All congressional mail will now be processed through the U.S. House facility. The Senate went into recess shortly after 6 p.m. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FBI Director Robert Mueller were briefing senators on Tuesday afternoon. A DHS official said that the briefing was intended to address cyber-security,...
  • Gun rights activists demand Walkersville repeal loaded gun ban

    04/12/2013 11:05:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Frederick News-Post ^ | April 11, 2013 | Kelsi Loos
    WALKERSVILLE — A gun rights group is taking aim at the town to try to force a change in its firearm restrictions. The Second Amendment Foundation, based in Bellevue, Wash., formally demanded that Walkersville repeal a ban on shooting and carrying loaded guns within town limits. "It has come to my attention that the town of Walkersville purports to regulate firearms, which violates of state law," Alan M. Gottlieb, foundation president, said in a March 26 letter. The town charter bans shooting "a rifle, air rifle or air gun of any kind ... a bow and arrow, slingshot, shotgun, gun...
  • Pope's sort-of sweetheart recalls his 'love' letter (SCANDAL!)

    03/15/2013 2:52:20 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/15/13 | Michael Warren
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — An Argentine woman who grew up as the neighbor of the future Pope Francis says she was very briefly the object of his affections when they were just 12 years old. Amalia Damonte is now 76, just like the pope, and she still lives in a house just four doors down from where Jorge Mario Bergoglio grew up in the Flores neighborhood of Buenos Aires. clear from the start that he was thinking about dedicating his life to God. Damonte especially remembers a handwritten letter he left for her, because it got her into a lot...
  • Saratoga [NY] County Deputy Sheriff's Police Benevolent Association's letter

    02/17/2013 12:35:36 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 42 replies
    net | Jan 24, 2013 | Saratoga [NY] County Deputy Sheriff's Police Benevolent Association
    Saratoga [NY] County Deputy Sheriff's Police Benevolent Association's letter to the New York pols who passed the so-called SAFE Act.