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Is common sense no more?

Archive for the month “May, 2013”


Hey, hopefully all of you who know me see me as a “COMMON SENSE” guy.  I try really hard at this “common sense” stuff; thusly, the title for this blog, “WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S FIRE”. Meaning that if you see smoke, there is fire somewhere even if you do not see it.  I feel this old saying applies very well to the Attorney General’s situation.  If you have not been paying attention, he has a mess on his hands. This mess is of his own making and one lie is bad enough. But, this man is only surpassed in the lying category by none other than his boss.  I will, in the following, point out not just one but a whole fist full of lies he has put forth to conceal his actions and to try to fool the American public.  It is past due time for him to be held accountable for his actions and his false accounts of those actions.

I have no “ax to grind” here but his latest lie is just one of many he has been caught up in; and when it becomes a pattern, then it is time for his boss to take action.  The latest of his misstatements, hell, let’s call it what it really is–a lie, is that he had no knowledge of the process to obtain a warrant to investigate James Rosen, a Fox News reporter, and his family.  As it turns out, he lied to Congress, a crime in itself, when he stated, “he had no knowledge of any investigation about any news organization and that he thought it a bad idea”.  Turns out that he, Mr. Attorney General, Eric Holder, himself, signed the warrant or the application for the warrant sometime before his claim to Congress that he had no knowledge of the investigation.  If I signed the application for the warrant, then I would have knowledge of it and anything to the contrary would be a lie.  And if it was a lie, then I am a liar, plain and simple.  I think the old adage applies here that “a thief will lie to you and a liar will steal from you”.  Truth be known a liar is a thief because he has stolen the truth from you.  Now if that is not good old “COMMON SENSE”, then I’ll “eat my hat”, and if you do not recognize it for “COMMON SENSE”, then I am really wasting my time here.

The Attorney General has lied and been complicit in the Benghazi scandal by going along with the lie of the video as the cause of the attack.  That has been proven to be a lie; but the administration, including the attorney general rode that horse into the ground.  Why hell, he even stood by along with the rest of the administration, while the maker of the video was arrested and imprisoned.  Imprisoned for making a video!!!  By the way that man is still being held even though the lie the administration told has been debunked.  How would you feel if you were in that person’s shoes?

If you are interested in the truth, then investigate for yourself the following actions of this attorney general.  Just simply get on the internet and check out all the things this attorney general has been a part of and I think it will open your eyes.  Things like the black panther voter intimidation where he refused to prosecute and lied, the “Fast and Furious” gun running debacle where he lied and a U.S. Border Agent was killed, the IRS scandal, where the attorney general’s office approved of the FBI investigating conservative groups and he lied, the AP scandal where they obtained the records of reporters phone records and he lied, and not to mention he is touted as the architect of the Marc Rich pardon during Clinton administration as assistant attorney general.  This man is credited with being the grandest “tax cheat” of all times.  They say he was even greater than “tax-cheat Geithner” who severed as your  U.S. Secretary of Treasury.  Now, isn’t this a fine “den of thieves” serving, or having served, at the pleasure of the President?  Doesn’t bode well for the President, now does it?  What is that old “COMMON SENSE” thing about “birds of a feather flock together”.

I did not elaborate on all the issues facing this attorney general to save space. But, let’s just say that “where there is this much smoke, there is a fire”.  Remember, these are just the lies we are privy to and you can “bet the bank” there are more.  It just makes “COMMON SENSE” that “if you will lie to me once, you will lie to me again”.  I truly believe that this Attorney General and our President, as well,  would “climb a tree to tell a lie rather than stand on the ground in the shade to tell the truth”.  A sad state of affairs to say the least.



It is obvious to everyone that President Obama and Hillary Clinton are in a lying affair with the American public over Benghazi.  If you can’t see this, then you have no “COMMON SENSE” and I am wasting my time and breath trying to explain the facts. But, here I go anyway.

Did you happen to catch the testimony of Mr. Hicks during the congressional hearings where he was asked what his reaction to the video statement by the administration was and he said, “he was astonished, his jaw dropped and he was embarrassed?”  If you have any “COMMON SENSE,” then you realize that his statement is a nice way of saying  the administration was lying. You can labor the point as long as you like; but, the conclusion remains the same.  They were and still are lying about this whole debacle.  They were afraid that it would have a negative effect on the election; so, they simply lied to better fit the narrative that the administration had the terrorist on the run.  This was not only dishonorable, but dangerous.  If you do not recognize the problem, then how the hell can you ever fix it.  Both President Obama and then Secretary of State Clinton, while representing the American public, went in front of the world when the bodies returned and lied on your behalf.  Did you hear me? I said “on your behalf”.  I try to never tell a lie. So, I really do not want someone else, that should know better, to lie for me.  Neither of these people should have ever been in any position of authority as they both are void of any morals/ethics to hold such a position.  I guess it is right in line as the public did elect Hillary’s lying, cheating, and philandering husband twice.  OH WELL, we survived Carter and Clinton so maybe we can survive Obama and Clinton.

Do you realize that a “STAND DOWN” order was issued as to the teams ready to try to save our people?  This means that we no longer stand behind our old “SOP” of not  leaving our own behind.  Not everyone has served this country. So, I do not expect everyone to understand the moral/ethics of bring home your own.  It is with real sadness in my heart that I now realize we have lost so much of our backbone as a nation.  I took the same, or very similar, oath when I served, as I believe President Obama and Hillary Clinton took. But, it does not seem to mean the same to them as it did to me.  Just to let you know when I was “honorably discharged” the oath remained in effect and will remain in effect until I die.

Remember during the primary between Obama and Hillary, that Hillary ran an ad about who would you want to take the call at 3:oo am in the morning. Well, Hillary you made that call to Mr. Hicks and you never asked him, not once, what was happening because you did not want him to tell you the truth.  The administration had already decided to lie to the American public and the truth would have gotten in the way.  To be blunt, Hillary, you “failed the test”.   Everyone should remember this failure if you ever try to run for public office again.

We, as the American public, have been lied to by these two not only about Benghazi, but about a host of other subjects. But, we have gotten what we deserve.  We, as a people, need to become more informed and to become more involved if we truly want great people serving us as “public servants” after all it only makes “COMMON SENSE” to do so.


We have a problem in America.  Some would say it is the terrorist, some would say it is the Muslims, some would say it is the home-grown terrorists, but I say it is the way we handle terrorists that is our problem.  The way we look at the terrorist has been a problem for us all the way back to 9/11.  We have decided to treat them as criminals instead of like terrorists.  They are at best, “snakes in the grass”; but, we want to make them our friends.  We want to show them respect and maybe then they will like us.  We want to send them billions of dollars and then maybe they will like us.  All this is wrong.  All we must do is to use “COMMON SENSE” to deal with them and we will be much better off in the end.  Remember folks, “it is hard to negotiate with someone who wants to cut off your head”.  Listen, Mr. Terrorists, I’ll cut off my right hand.  ” No, I want your head”.  Well then, I’ll cut off my right arm.  “No, I want your head”. Hope you can see where this is going.  If not, you have no “COMMON SENSE” and you can not be reasoned with, just like the terrorists.

Please find the following from the internet and read this “COMMON SENSE” approach to how we should be solving the problem.  Most of you do not live in the country like myself; but, this how we take care of problems for ourselves. It has worked for many years and will continue to work if you just “take the bull by the horns,” solve the problem, and march forward.  After all, it only makes “COMMON SENSE” to do so.

Now the news media will spend days trying to determine why these men did what they did in Boston.  They will want to know what America did to make these brothers so angry with us.  They will want to know why these men were not arrested before they did something unlawful.  The media will be in a tissy about the new era of home-grown radicals and about how they could live among us and still hate us.
Here in west Texas, I have rattlesnakes on my place.  I have killed a rattlesnake on the front porch.  I have killed a rattlesnake on the back porch.  I have killed rattlesnakes in the barn, in the shop and on the driveway.  I kill every rattlesnake I encounter.  I kill rattlesnakes because a rattlesnake will bite me and inflict me with poison.  I don’t stop to wonder why a rattlesnake will bite me.  It will bite me because it is a rattlesnake and that is what rattlesnakes do.  I don’t try to reason with a rattlesnake…I just kill it.  I don’t try to get to know the rattlesnake better so that I can find a way to live with the rattlesnakes and convince them not to bite me…I just kill them.  I don’t quiz a rattlesnake to see if I can find out where the other snakes are because (a) it won’t tell me (b) I already know that they live on my place…I just kill the rattlesnake and move on to the next one.  I don’t look for ways that I might be able to change the rattlesnake to a non-poisonous rat snake.  I just kill it.  Oh, and on occasion I kill a rat snake, because I thought it was a rattlesnake at the time.  Also, I know that for every rattlesnake that I kill, two more lurk out there.  In my lifetime I will never be able to rid my place of rattlesnakes.  Do I fear them?  No!  Do I respect what they can do to me?  Yes!  And because of that respect I give them their fair justice….I kill them.
Maybe as a country we should give more credit to the jihadist as just being a rattlesnake!

I know a lot of people will think I  am much to harsh. But, it is time for a lot more harshness instead of the mushiness we have been trying to feed to them.  And to what great advance has it led us?   Just more problems and more attacks. I am just an “old country boy” with “COMMON SENSE” that when he finds a “snake in the grass” we cut of its head or better yet “blast it with a shotgun”. “KILL IT AND KILL IT DEAD” and move on. After all, it only makes “COMMON SENSE” to do so.

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