Thursday, April 18, 2013

Disney's Animal Kingdom at 15

On Earth Day, April 22nd, 15 years ago, the forth theme park opened at Walt Disney World – Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Inspired by Walt Disney’s longtime wish to have live animals in his theme parks, combined with the success in the 1990s of The Lion King, Animal Kingdom broke new ground in the theme park world, as well as in the zoological world.

Premature Blame for Boston

As the Boston Marathon Bombing is being investigated, many people are looking to assess blame before we know the identity of the perpetrator(s).

Let me be the one to express that we must be patient and let the investigation work its way through before we prematurely blame anyone. Sadly, there are some on the left, and in the media, not willing to follow this, hoping for and placing blame on domestic, right wing sources; making connections to tax day (the day the bombing took place) the bombing of the Murra Building in Oklahoma City, which occurred on April 19, 1995, as well as the TEA Party, which has consistently been a source of ridicule and false accusations among those in the Obama Administration. Sadly, this act of attempting to assess blame goes all the way to the top and is clearly nothing more than the Rahm Emanuel, Saul Alinsky way of diverting the discussion and taking political advantage of the situation. People died in the Back Bay section of Boston that day and to take political advantage of those dead and those wounded is a travesty!

As I previously said, we must assume the worst before we can hope for the best in order to protect against future attacks. But in the meantime, we must be patient, let the investigation take its course, analyze every bit of evidence from this case (and there already seems to be a lot) and be vigilant of those trying to hide information or take political advantage of the situation. It is the honorable thing to do not only for Americans so they can get answers, but for those who were killed or wounded on Monday.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

So God Made a Patriot

While surfing around on the Internet tonight, I came across a very moving video called "So God Made a Patriot." Narrated by former Senator and presidential candidate Fred Thompson and based on the Paul Harvey Super Bowl ad, the nearly 5 minute video is a reminder to Americans not only about what makes a patriot, but what makes an American: sacrifice, hard work and resolve; all in the defense of liberty and freedom.

Thoughts on the Patriots Day Bombing

Every year on the third Monday in Massachusetts, Patriots Day is celebrated, which signifies the Revolutionary War Battles of Lexington and Concord; the battles that opened the American Revolution. What has become tradition in recent years in the running of the Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day. Yesterday’s running, unfortunately, will forever be known for the fact that two bombs went off along Boylston Street in Boston; close to the finish line of the marathon and at about the time when most of the runners were completing the race.

Remembering Baroness Margaret Thatcher 1925-2013

I’m a week late on this one, but with last week’s passing of former British Prime Minister, Baroness Margaret Thatcher, one cannot forget about her contributions to British society and the world in general.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Updates and Happenings

No worries, my loyal readers...I'm still here! It's been a heck of a couple of weeks since CPAC. Thankfully, I did not come down with #CPACPlague, but I did get sick after the Middlesex County (NJ) Ballot Convention; likely when I was in the crowd to meet Governor Christie. It took a while, but I'm past this and am back here to blog!

I also did a radio interview with my Georgia friend Greg Williams. We talked about CPAC, Christie and cultural differences between the North and South. Once the audio file becomes available, I will gladly post it here.

You can still find me on Save Jersey as well. My piece about New Jersey Reagan Day is pending.

Thank you all for sticking by me...I'm back!