Sunday, January 25, 2015

American Sniper (2014), a Review


 
I’m very selective as to the movies I watch and especially those that I pay to see in a movie theater. I saw American Sniper last evening upon the ‘recommendation’ of movie critic and obese movie maker Michael Moore. If that radical leftist didn’t like the movie, then it surely must be a good one. It was.

The Saturday prime time movie crowd filled the theater to 90%-plus capacity, as it has all over the nation. The movie is quite riveting and realistic, maybe too much so  in parts. Violence and sailor language permeates the movie. However, that is an accurate reflection of military life. The movie is definitely meant for adults.

The movie gives the viewer a peek at the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It follows the life of a famed Navy Seal sniper, Chris Kyle. The movie alternates between shots of him a home in the United States and him at work in Iraq. A couple particular moving events in the movie are when he is faced with having to shoot a young boy and his mother who are on a suicidal mission to destroy U.S. Marines with a grenade.   He reluctantly had to decide whether to shoot them or not. In another similar incident he held his fire until a young boy dropped a rocket propelled grenade laucher (RPG) that he picked up after Kyle killed the Islamist terrorist who was about to shoot at a Marine convoy.

Another series of scenes that stuck out to me was the battle within a battle between the ace Islamic terrorist sniper and the American sniper, Kyle. Over the course of much of the movie the battle plays out with the Islamist sniper getting the best of Kyle for the most part.

In his four tours of duty Kyle had some serious ups and downs at home relating with his wife and children. A lot of trouble came from his inability to leave Iraq mentally and emotionally. He was driven by some degree of revenge for what the Islamic terrorists did to some of his fellow combatants.

Kyle’s life was forever impacted at the end of the movie by a troubled veteran, who Kyle was trying to help.

Clint Eastwood directed and produced the movie. He is one of my favorite actors and he does a great job with this movie. The acting of Bradley Cooper as Kyle was also commendable. The movie is a five-star movie. I would recommend it for every adult citizen.

It is more educational than it is pure entertainment. It is educational as far as portraying with historical accuracy and graphic representation what America and the entire Western world facea in dealing with the corrupt nature of Islam and its most ardent and observant followers.  It delves into the life of a patriot American, who is willing to sacrifice his life and all that is important to him to preserve the freedom for which America is known and admired.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Play #SOTU Bingo Tonight While Listening/Watching the President's State of the Union Speech!



Hat tip given to @GenOppCO who posted this first on twitter earlier this evening. Have fun following the President Barack 'Tax and Spend' Obama's 6th SOTU speech. Hold on to wallets taxpayers!


Friday, January 09, 2015

Late Night Jokes - Jeb Bush and Willard Romney, More Alike Than Not and the 2016 Election

Late Night Takes

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

 
·  Potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush will release a decade’s worth of tax returns to avoid comparisons to Mitt Romney. Yeah, they’re nothing alike. They’re just both former governors from wealthy families whose parents gave them super-weird names.

These jokes is courtesy of NewsMax.com which periodically sends out an email compilation of late night jokes, few of which are worth repeating . . . these were the exceptions.

An addendum:

In addition, both Jeb Bush and Willard Mitt Romney are Republicans in Name Only (RINOs).
Both are GOP elite approved candidates.
Both are tolerated by the main stream media.
They are conservatives only when it is beneficial and when conservative votes are needed.

They have no strong conservative convictions.
The best that can be said about these two, Bush and Romney, (and joined by Chris Christy) is that they split the left-of-center Republican vote in the primaries allowing a strong conservative to emerge as the GOP’s nominee…  

Thursday, January 08, 2015

No Endorsement for 2016 Reelection of U.S. Senator Rob Portman (RINO-OH), Who Dissed Marriage and Family!


Portman Disses Marriage and Family

I concur completely with the pro-life, pro-family Cleveland Right to Life organization's Press Release issued today regarding the withholding of any endorsement of the reelection of United States Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) by any and all principled conservative politicians. Portman by his action agrees with the radical and decadent homosexual agenda by recognizing and supporting same-sex 'marriage.' This great compromise brings him into the camp of the most radical and extremist Democrat or leftist. As the press release below indicates, he now essentially rejects the traditional definition and institution of marriage and subsequently the God-ordained family unit.

This egregious change or compromise of his apparent convictions and Republican Platform by Senator Portman should not be taken lightly by any real conservative or any true follower of Jesus Christ. It violates the basic tenets of orthodox Judaism, Christianity and even other religious systems of belief. In other words, it is worldly, secular, godless and hellish.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Endorsing Senator Portman Will Cost Conservative Politicians Votes in 2016
Republican base in Ohio places the right to life and marriage between a man and woman as their core belief
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In response to a newsletter received today from Senator Rob Portman announcing his Ohio endorsements in his bid for re-election in 2016, Molly Smith, President of Cleveland Right to Life had this to say "My advice to any true conservative officer holder is to say NO on principle, right up front, due to Portman's choice to go against the GOP national pro-marriage platform.  Remember, the marriage issue is one of the "big two" for social conservatives." Smith encouraged those who are receiving "endorsement" calls from Senator Portman's office to consider before they endorse, that they will find themselves on the opposing team from all conservative groups if a viable challenger jumps in the race.  "You don't need to pick up Portman's baggage." she continued.    
 
In 2013 Cleveland Right to Life announced they could no longer support  Portman  because of his flip-flop on one of the fundamental tenets of their mission. They received national support for their stand that pointed out that the right to life and the right for each child to grow up in a stable environment with their mother and father are two book-ends of the same issue.  Many other Right to Life groups in the state joined them in support.  
 
"When Senator Portman announced that he was abandoning his support for traditional marriage he also abandoned his right to support from the prolife voter." said Smith. 
 
Smith has asked the prolife base to call their representative  and senators to express concern about endorsing a candidate whose position violates a core Christian principle. She asked members to remind their representative that endorsements matter and theirs will have consequence.  She also noted that State Representatives have contacted prolife groups to go on record with their decision NOT to endorse Senator Portman.  One such State Representative stated " there are certain lines that must never be crossed and crossing natural law created by God are those types of lines" 
 
"Republican Politicians must remember that they are elected by the people and not by party insiders.  It would be good to remind ourselves as well as our representatives that we are not called to be successful but rather we are called only to be faithful to God" concluded Smith.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Virgin Birth, True or False?

Even at, and maybe especially at Christmastime the anti-Christians are on the attack. One example of this obvious and intense hatred is the www.AlterNet.org article by Valarie Tarico, "Not-So-Virgin Birth: Why Stories of Jesus Became More Magical Over Time."
 
I recently posted my comment to the article:
AlterNet:  Attempting to destroy the truth one lie at a time:  “… these auspicious infancy (about the virgin birth of Jesus) stories are never referenced elsewhere in the New Testament, for example in the letters of Paul or in the other two gospels that made their way into the Christian Bible.”
The thing that the progressive leftists, atheists, and secular humanists refuse to recognize about the Judeo-Christian Bible, unlike the sacred writings of other so-called faiths, is that it is inspired by God, Himself.
The only defense as to the veracity of the biblical account of Jesus’ virgin birth that I’ll offer is that which is stated by the Bible itself where Paul writes, “All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” --- 2 Timothy 3:16, 17

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Pushing a Poisonous Progressive Agenda

Winning at all Costs with Lies, Deceit, and Lawlessness

Mr. Barack Obama in cahoots with his comrades in Congress, including their compromising RINO colleagues spearheaded by Mr. Speaker, and with the mid-term election behind them, is now free to move uninhibitedly on an extremist liberal action plan for America.

Following the hollowed “success” of the Affordable Care Act, here is what has happened just since the election, here’s what the President is doing on his own along with his progressive playmates in Congress.



·         Pressing forward with an unlawful, unconstitutional executive amnesty order

·         Warming up to the Cuban dictatorship [while increasingly freezing our relationship with our best friends in the Middle East, Israel)

·         Naming of an amnesty-approving head of the Department of Justice

·         Naming a soap opera star (and major Obama donor) appointed to  an important central European ambassadorship

·         Naming of a staunch pro-ObamaCare and gun-control advocate as Surgeon General

·         Nominating  Matthew “Benghazi was a Hoax” Butler for a seat on the four-person U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). For years, as CEO Mr. Butler led George Soros bankrolled Media Matters in their relentless quest to damage the pro-liberty movement by spreading false information about targeted organizations including True The Vote...
 
I will be watching, tracking, and adding to this list that assures the continual and incremental destruction of our nation. With tepid opposition expected from the bashful traitor John Boehner and his kissing cousin Mitch McConnell “led” House and Senate, respectively, all we can do is work and pray for a change in leadership or a change in heart of the current leadership. Right now it’s Washington versus America, and Washington is winning…