The first real job I ever had was at an animal hospital and kennel where I learned a great deal about both dogs and cats. I was 14 years old. It was here at this animal clinic that I learned how amazing man’s best friend can be–but nothing close to what I learned when I heard Mike Ritland’s story. It brought back a plethora of memories and moved me to the point of wanting to share his story with you.
Mike is a former SEAL who trains dogs for military and police duties, but also operates a retirement home for the dogs they are unable to place with caretakers upon their retirement. During the interview on Coast to Coast AM, Mike talked about training elite Navy SEAL dogs.
SEAL dogs are similar to other working dogs, but what sets them apart is their determination to perform this unique kind of work in the most unimaginably distracting environments. Detailing one incident, he described how a SEAL dog was shot at point blank range in the chest by an insurgent, yet still managed to subdue and hold on to his target until his SEAL the team operatives arrived to take control. The dog was then evacuated out via a medical helicopter and treated by a surgeon just like any other soldier. The dog subsequently recovered, and was actually redeployed. He is now retired and resides at Ritland’s K9 Warrior Foundation.
I thought you would appreciate the amazing effort that goes into the training of these truly phenomenal creatures and the incredibly honorable tasks that they perform. I salute them and their handlers.
Was the Constitution written in Egyptian hieroglyphics? Latin? Swahili? Hell no it wasn’t, it was written in English, by men with far more gray matter than our current collection of clown-car, modern progressive, megalomaniac, egghead elitists!
Following the Boston Marathon bombings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the country’s interpretation of the Constitution will “have to change.” He was referring to national security and the possibility of future terrorist attacks. “The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry,” Bloomberg pontificated during a Midtown press conference. “But we live in a complex world where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.”
Mayor Bloomberg, who has come under fire for the N.Y.P.D.’s monitoring of Muslim communities, other aggressive tactics and his nanny-state, anti-soda crusade, said the rest of the country needs to learn from the attacks in Boston. “Look, we live in a very dangerous world. We know there are people who want to take away our freedoms. New Yorkers probably know that as much if not more than anybody else after the terrible tragedy of 9/11,” he lectured. “We have to understand that in the world going forward, we’re going to have more cameras and that kind of stuff. That’s good in some sense, but it’s different from what we are used to,” he continued.
The mayor implicated to the gun debate and made note of the courts allowing for increasingly restrictive regulations in response to ever-more evil looking weapons. “Clearly the Supreme Court has recognized that you have to have different interpretations of the Second Amendment and what it applies to and reasonable gun laws … Here we’re going to to have to live with reasonable levels of security,” he reasoned—or did he? Why did he need to use the word “clearly”? “It really says something bad about us that we have to do it. But our obligation first and foremost is to keep our kids safe in the schools; first and foremost, to keep you safe if you go to a sporting event; first and foremost is to keep you safe if you walk down the streets or go into our parks,” he said. “We cannot let the terrorists put us in a situation where we can’t do those things. And the ways to do that is to provide what we think is an appropriate level of protection.” Then, Bloomberg argued the attacks shouldn’t be used as an excuse to persecute certain religions or groups: “What we can’t do is let the protection get in the way of us enjoying our freedoms,” he said. “You still want to let people practice their religion, no matter what that religion is. And I think one of the great dangers here is going and categorizing anybody from one religion as a terrorist. That’s not true … That would let the terrorists win. That’s what they want us to do.”
Well, Mayor Blooming-Idiot … you really need to get a clue. To begin with, the Constitution is not in need of “reinterpretation.” That is an excuse for progressive tools like yourself to make laws that make you feel good about yourself, but actually restrict liberty, but are useless in solving whatever YOU think the problem is. The Constitution is deliberate, concrete and literal—it means what it says and it was written by men who were far more intelligent and kind-hearted than you will ever hope to be.
Conservatives are sick and tired of your rules and restrictions. You pile them atop one another endlessly, until there are rules for following the rules and no one knows what the hell they are allowed to do anymore. Political Correctness is strangling the American spirit and fueling the engines of the trial lawyers. Conservatives are not extremists; they are not imposing their will upon anyone. They only want the Constitution and the rule of law to be observed in the literal and original manner that the Founders intended. People are entitled to disagree with your progressive opinion and it is not “extreme” to do so. What is extreme is that liberals, progressives and or Democrats will only entertain their own opinions—it is always a one-way street, factual evidence be damned. Secondly, the attacks in Boston are NOT an excuse to persecute a “certain religion”—you mean Islam, so just say it. The REAL problem—the UGLY TRUTH is that Islam is itself guilty of persecution! The Qur’an commands Muslims to persecute nonbelievers and the longer you bleeding heart, liberal, elitist, know-it-alls ignore this truth the more dangerous our circumstance becomes. How do you explain the President’s silence in the face of near genocidal persecution that Christians are experiencing in Egypt, throughout the Middle East, Indonesia and central Africa?
Conservatives are questioning and merely critical of Islam; criticism can hardly be construed as “persecution.” Muslims are burning churches, attacking worshippers with acid, weapons of all varieties and beheading them without so much as mention from the news media or the leader of the Free World—but if anyone dares to ask “why,” then they are automatically branded a bigoted Islamophobe!
There are moderate Muslims, with peaceful mindsets, but that does not change the fact that Islamic doctrine dictates that Muslims are superior to everyone else and that all other religions are subordinate to them. Muslims are not entitled to “special” dispensations that other citizens are not granted—specifically “Sharia” law. They aren’t any better than anyone else.
You have NO AUTHORITY to impose these ridiculous infringements on liberty. You have NO AUTHORITY to slander and libel those who are guilty of nothing more than sharing their own opinions and rightfully questioning yours. You are clueless in world that is so far from reality that I find it bewildering and your interpretation of the Constitution is and will be perverted!
Understanding the Islamic Bombing of the Boston Marathon
Sahih Muslim 33—It has been narrated on the authority of Abdullah b. Umar that the Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, and they establish prayer, and pay Zakat and if they do it, their blood and property are guaranteed protection on my behalf except when justified by law, and their affairs rest with Allah.
Qur’an 9:30—And the Jews say: Uzair is the son of Allah; and the Christians say: The Messiah is the son of Allah; these are the words of their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved before; may Allah destroy them; how they are turned away!
Obama crying like a little baby after gun-control amendments failed in Senate
President Obama took to the Rose Garden yesterday to bitch and moan and piss and groan because the Senate did not pass his precious “Gun Control” legislation. He claimed lies were told and the “gun lobby” had managed to fear-monger the Senate into not passing his “common sense” assault on the Bill of Rights.
Mr. President, we already have “background checks,” and a gazillion other laws to prevent gun violence, and you don’t enforce them. Your lousy approach to gun violence is on full display in your own home town of Chicago, where gun laws are the strictest in the nation, and gun violence is through the roof.
Furthermore, Mr. President, you have a lot of nerve wagging your finger and complaining that this legislation that failed in the Senate yesterday was lied about. Mr. President, you haven’t told us the truth about Benghazi. You haven’t told us the truth about Fast and Furious. You lied to us about the transparency of your administration, the contents and cost of your HealthCare Bill, your bankrupt Green Energy scandals, and about a hundred other things that could fill the rest of this page.
Fact is, Mr. President, YOU are a LIAR and this country is not yours to “fundamentally transform.” You are the most miserable, money-squandering failure to ever stain the Oval Office and you disgust me. You have failed our men and women in Uniform and you have failed to defend the Constitution–indeed; you have attacked the Constitution. You, sir, are a failure.
The President’s whiny Rose Garden Response in full (13:43)
You claim 90% of the American people supported more “gun control.”But they do not, or it would have passed. You are the one who is politicizing this by parading the parents of the Sandy Hook victims as “props” and using them as pawns for your political gain. If I’m not mistaken Mr. President, looks like you can’t handle being told “no” for once in your spoiled-ass life!
The Bill of Rights was defended yesterday, Mr. President. Get over it. Or, better yet, resign the Presidency. You’re not worthy …
Chris Matthews blames The Far Right for the Boston Marathon Bombing
Every time America experiences an act of violence like yesterday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon, the shooting at Aurora, Colorado or Newtown, Connecticut, conservatives are treated to a never ending barrage of belligerent blame. The lefty, malcontent, media maggots slither out of their slime sockets to rail against the obviously right-wing, gun toting, Bible clinging, racist homophobe who has decided to take vengeance on the rest of society … except that the perpetrator never turns out to be a “right wing extremist” of any sort!
I am sick of it …
There isn’t any-damn-thing that is “extremist” about wanting smaller government, adherence to the rule of law, a return to Constructional principles and the preservation of basic morals in society. Conservatives are not imposing their will upon anyone in that regard—indeed, they are trying to preserve the concept of liberty in the face of the Progressive Left’s imposition of ever-more rules, regulations, restrictions and limitations on every aspect of our lives. Conservatives aren’t the ones who are telling you what you can have to eat, what kind of light bulbs you can have, how much soda you can drink, cigarettes you can smoke or guns you can have.
Progressive liberal Democrats (Proglodytes) are imposing those decrees and I have had a belly full. When the dust settles and the investigators have done their work, we may or may not be told the truth, but I would be willing to bet that the perpetrator of this heinous act will not be a right-wing, gun toting, Bible clinging, racist homophobe. The bomber will be a soulless cretin who believes that he was ordained to punish America by the false Prophet of his supremist religion or his own perverted belief that he has a superior perspective and therefore can grant himself the authority to take the lives of others as he sees fit.
2013 Boston Marathon Actual video of the Explosion
My thoughts an prayers are with the friends and family of the victims of this despicable act of cowardice–but I suppose that that is racist, intolerant, insensitive and extremist …
“If we can save just one child” is paramount when discussing gun control, but irrelevant to late-term abortion. The Progressive movement is turgid with hypocrisy. They constantly rewrite history to suit their point of view and always proclaim the heinous guilt of the Republican Party, conservatives and Christians.
“Gun Control is just common sense,” the Proglodytes tout, but all it does is place restrictions on those of us that are ready abiding by the law. We already have background checks and a bazillion other laws to “restrict” illegal procurement of firearms. The damn problem is that these existing laws are not enforced. Congress is obsessed with manufacturing additional law, regardless of its redundancy; to make themselves feel good, and look good—so they can say they “did something.” All they are really accomplishing is the continual erosion of liberty.
The media ignores the truth and anything that might force them to examine the folly of their perverted convictions. Look at this headline from the trial of a modern day Mengalla, Dr.Goshnell, who is a abortionist on trial for murdering babies who escaped the womb before they were terminated:
Krauthammer’s Take: No Coverage of Gosnell Trial Because it Puts Abortion Issue in ‘Stark Relief’
Progressives don’t care about the children, they care about one thing and that is their agenda–power. The only “choice” they support involves the taking of innocent life, otherwise they believe that they alone have the authority to decide for the rest of us, no matter what the concern might be. They want to tell us what light bulbs we can have, what cars we can drive, what food we can eat, what kind of health insurance we need and they definitely don’t think we need to have the right to own firearms.
This is the “fundamental transformation” that Obama craves–to decide for you, because you aren’t smart enough to decide for yourself. You are not to be trusted with your own free will and Obama wants the government to make sure you make decisions that benefit the oligarchical elites, not yourself or your family.
You see it doesn’t matter what the subject is, your liberty is an impasse to Obama and the Progressive agenda.
Mark Levin on ‘Blithering Idiot’ Harris-Perry MSNBC Ad ‘Straight Out Of Communist Manifesto’ (audio)
No! The children are not the “community’s” and we have invested ungodly amounts of money in education that is sucked up by the teacher’s unions and bureaucracies and turns our children into little indoctrinates of victimology. There is no history taught anymore, because the Proglodytes are rewriting that to suit their political agenda. They don’t care to teach children to think for themselves; they teach them to think the way they want them to think–that the government is their provider and that conservatives and Christians are the ruin of the world!
Jay Carney Quotes Obama On Guns Twitter Goes Crazy – ‘If One Child’s Life Can Be Saved We Must Take
The Bill of Rights is something for which many American children (we are all children) have given their life’s blood for and paid the ultimate sacrifice. Liberty is bigger than life. The Founders knew this well and they also knew that men like Obama would someday challenge it. It is up to us now. It is ours to defend for our children’s futures!
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.”
– Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 4, September 11, 1777
The Republican Party could screw up a train wreck. Are you frustrated? I am frustrated; the Republican Party is dysfunctional. They don’t really care about limited government or their conservative base. They apparently are quite comfortable with being submissive to the progressive Democrats as long as they remain ensconced in their beltway cocoon.
Mitch McConnell got it right, but he failed to coral his fellow Republican senators in following his lead. Senator Mitch McConnell Explains Why He Will Vote AGAINST Gun Control Bill:
Senator Mitch McConnell Explains Why He Will Vote AGAINST Gun Control Bill
So, what would happen; would the senate Republicans defend the Bill of Rights and the 2nd Amendment? Or would they cave in to the shameless politicization of the Newtown massacre?
From Rush Limbaugh’s show on 4/12/2013:
RUSH: I got an instant message this morning from a friend of mine who said, “Do you think the Republicans are gonna cave on gun control?” Now, I will be honest with you about what I wrote back, before knowing anything. I mean, I’m aware of the latest, the proposed filibuster and all the debate arguments pro and con. I know what the Democrats want. They want to get guns out of the hands of everybody that’s got them legally. I know the drill. You do, too. I don’t care what they say. I don’t care about their denials. They wish the Second Amendment wasn’t there.
They don’t care what polling data is; they just want control. So I wrote back, and I said, “Well, can you give me any evidence to suggest they won’t cave on gun control?”
The friend wrote back, said, “What do you mean?”
I said, “Well, pick an issue, budget issue, name one. Where have the Republicans, at the end of the day, if not caved, sacrificed greatly in order to forge an agreement?”
There is one instance. They didn’t buckle going into the sequester, and they’re being blamed for the sequester when it was Obama’s idea. So there is that. They did hold firm to that. I wrote back and I said, “The way I’m thinking right now, the Democrats want gun control. The media wants gun control. The Republicans want to be loved by the media, therefore we’re gonna get gun control.”
I think it’s shameless — shameful — this regime, the way they use victims, poor people, as props and pawns. I just saw that a parent of a child killed at Sandy Hook is gonna give the weekly presidential address on Saturday. It’s shameful. You know exactly what the purpose of it’s gonna be. “Well, aren’t you doing the same thing, Rush, you’re taking calls.” No, no, no, no. I’m not dragging people in. I’m not politicizing leukemia. I’m not using leukemia, the Cure-A-Thon here, to advance my political ideas.
I’m not exploiting people that have this disease for the advancement of anything I believe. We are self-contained here. Everything we’re doing in raising money to cure the blood cancers is just that: raise money to cure the blood cancers. I’m not trying to defeat some presidential bill at the same time. Or I’m not trying to advance some Republican idea. So I wouldn’t exploit people that way, and I wouldn’t exploit you. But that’s just me.
… and the Republicans capitulated …
Listen to Harry Reid kiss John McCain’s ass for urinating on the Bill of Rights. Harry Reid isn’t even proceeding with this legislation in a legal manner. Amendments to the constitution require both the House of Representatives and the Senate approve by a two-thirds supermajority vote, a joint resolution amending the Constitution. Amendments so approved do not require the signature of the President of the United States and are sent directly to the states for ratification. Three-fourths of the state legislatures approve said amendment.
Harry Reid is way out of bounds!
Senate Votes To Move Forward On Gun Control Legislation
“That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms … “
– Samuel Adams, Debates and Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, at 86-87 (Pierce & Hale, eds., Boston, 1850)
Welcome to worldOtonto where we will begin to help America get both hands on its center of gravity … I am an artist, photographer and architectural designer. I love my country and I want to see it restored to original Constitutional status as the Founders envisioned. I became eligible to vote in 1980 and cast my first ever presidential vote for Ronald Reagan and I am damn proud to have done so. Reagan had it right and we need to return to the principles that he lived by.
I have never understood my fellow artisan’s love affair with the progressive left and their endearment of socialism. Socialism has failed everywhere and every time it has been employed throughout history and the first thing a socialist totalitarian does upon assuming power is to round up all of the artists, poets and thinkers and have them killed or imprisoned. So why do so may artist types align themselves with the Left? I would think that they would prefer the advantages of liberty.
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