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It’s called respect … Obama and the Marine

By Lynn R. Mitchell

The video shows what has been dubbed the “latte salute” by President Barack Obama to United States Marines.

It seems quite a contrast with President George W. Bush and his respect for our military.


George W. Bush 45

‘Nuff said.

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Video: Stephen Colbert chides Obama’s boots-on-the-ground policy for Iraq

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Stephen Colbert’s humorous look at President Barack Obama adamantly ruling out sending ground troops to counter the ISIS threat in Iraq. How many kinds of footwear can he use in this monologue….? (Click on black box for video.)

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Ed Gillespie rolls out second TV ad

By Lynn R. Mitchell

With Labor Day behind us, political campaigns kick into high gear going into the stretch to November, and Ed Gillespie was right there with them. His second TV ad for U.S. Senate is now airing. Titled “Blank Check,” it highlights Senator Mark Warner’s 97% voting-with-Obama record during Warner’s time in Washington. It’s a good ad … give it 30 seconds of your time.


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Barack Obama: ‘We don’t have a strategy yet’

By Lynn R. Mitchell

What a difference in American leaders.

President Barack Obama: “We don’t have a strategy yet.” – speaking about ISIS

President George W. Bush: “We will not waver; we will not tire; we will not falter, and we will not fail.” –after 9/11

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The rudeness of being late

By Lynn R.  Mitchell

Everyone knows about President Barack Obama’s late problem. He has kept reporters on hold by showing up an hour after the appointed hour and has become notorious for not being on time. Jennifer Rubin at the Washington Post noticed (see Why is the president always late?):

The Post documents what anyone following President Obama’s speeches and press conferences knows: He is really late. A lot. “Obama has been a cumulative 2,121 minutes late to events in 2014. That’s 35 hours, 21 minutes — or almost a day and a half — that his audiences have been waiting for him to speak.” On average, that is only 11 minutes per event, but in some cases (for his Wednesday afternoon press conference, for example) he can be an hour late. (George W. Bush was famously punctual.)

She’s right about President Bush. He made it a point to be on time and felt it was inconsiderate to keep people waiting,  firmly believing your time was just as important as his.

Yet another difference in the president present and the one just before.

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The Presentations of a County Fair

Daniel Cortez 2By Daniel P. Cortez

The home grown values of a county fair help ground you. One can’t help reconnecting with the principles this nation was founded on by those who remain stewards of the land.

Walking around the Caroline County Fair stock yard communing with the blue ribbon roosters and grand champion cattle, the sounds and smells of rural living were calming.

I needed calm in the face of the media firestorm about immigration and children who continue to flood our southern border due to a misunderstanding of President Obama’s DACA ruling, “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.” It may have been an attempt of compassion by the President, politically oriented or not, but the consequences have our nation in an uproar. It has enraged the Hispanic community regardless of political orientation.

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Leader Cantor statement on House Select Committee on Benghazi

Eric Cantor 6From U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office….

On Friday House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) released the following statement on a House Select Committee on Benghazi:

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