Thursday, May 21, 2015

Great Guest for Memorial Day

By Eric Blehm

   
On this Memorial Day, we remember our fallen heroes along with Eric Blehm who has dedicated his career to telling the stories that honor the legacies of those who serve. Each book he has written is a memorial that honors those in the stories who have paid the ultimate sacrifice - from The Only Thing Worth Dying For, about the first Special Forces Team to infiltrate the Taliban held Southern Afghanistan after 9/11; to Fearless, the story of SEAL Team SIX Operator Adam Brown who overcame drug addiction and a life of crime to ultimately join the Navy and rise to the highest level of Seal Team Six; to his newest book LEGEND, that now, forty years after the Fall of Saigon, tells the story of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, and Medal of Honor Recipient, Special Forces Master Sergeant Roy P. Benavidez.

In his new book LEGEND, Blehm recounts the harrowing, true story of another warrior: Sergeant Roy P. Benavidez, the legendary Green Beret who fought through more than thirty bullet, bayonet and shrapnel wounds to rescue his fellow soldiers in a now-declassified battle that continues to inspire new generations of heroes. It is the unforgettable account and courageous actions of the U.S. Army's 240th Assault Helicopter Company and Green Beret Staff Sergeant who risked everything to rescue a Special Forces team trapped behind enemy lines.

In LEGEND, acclaimed bestselling author Eric Blehm takes as his canvas the Vietnam War, as seen through a single mission that occurred on May 2, 1968. A twelve-man Special Forces team had been covertly inserted into a small clearing in the jungles of neutral Cambodia where U.S. forces were forbidden to operate. Their objective, just miles over the Vietnam border, was to collect evidence that proved the North Vietnamese Army was using the Cambodian sanctuary as a major conduit for supplying troops and material to the south via the Ho Chi Minh Trail. What the team didn't know was that they had infiltrated a section of jungle that concealed a major enemy base. Soon they found themselves surrounded by hundreds of NVA, under attack, low on ammunition, stacking the bodies of the dead as cover in a desperate attempt to survive the onslaught. When Special Forces Staff Sergeant Roy Benavidez heard the distress call, he jumped aboard the next helicopter bound for the combat zone without hesitation.

What followed would become legend in the Special Operations community. Flown into the foray of battle by the courageous pilots and crew of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, Benavidez jumped from the hovering aircraft and ran nearly 100 yards through enemy fire. Despite being immediately and severely wounded, Benavidez reached the perimeter of the decimated team, provided medical care, and proceeded to organize an extraordinary defense and rescue. During the hours-long battle, he was bayoneted, shot, and hit by grenade shrapnel more than thirty times, yet he refused to abandon his efforts until every survivor was out of harm's way.

The case was reopened thirteen years later, in 1980, when a long lost - and believed dead - Green Beret eyewitness whom Benavidez had rescued that day, came forth and wrote a statement that revealed, once and for all, what happened on that fateful day in May of 1968.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

5-19-15 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Dave Bego: Union Hypocrisy
2. Gerard Lameiro: What Does a Presidential Candidate Need to Be Nominated?
3. James Hirsen: Savvy Marketing Helps 'Pitch Perfect 2' Drown Out 'Mad Max'
4. Dr. Elaina George: Healthcare Policy - Facts vs. Fiction
5. Joe Messina: The Latest in the PC War of Words
6. Lowell Ponte: Our "Flash Crash" Economy


Union Hypocrisy

It is truly unfortunate that labor unions, once a true force for protecting employee rights have become nothing more than gasping dinosaurs, bent on avoiding extinction at the cost of the very members they are supposed to protect. The preponderance of this dilemma is big labor bosses' objective of increasing membership growth to pad their own pockets and press their political agendas. This is not based on social justice as they would attempt to have you believe, but rather the fundamental transformation of the United States of America to a socialistic/communist country. In fact, big labor hypocrisy has once again been brought to light on several fronts this past week, and is simply continuing the philosophy of "do as I say and not as I do." [more...]


What Does a Presidential Candidate Need to Be Nominated?

First, a potential presidential candidate must stand on a rock solid set of conservative principles that deal with voters' global insecurity - for example, such global issues as foreign policy, military strength, national security, protection of our borders, illegal immigration, and protection from such threats as ISIS and EMP attacks against America. Those conservative principles need to also address America's economic insecurity, economic problems and stagnation – for example, progressive policies that hurt job creation and create economic uncertainty such as the Obamacare fiasco.  A potential presidential candidate must deal directly with protecting our freedom, protecting the Constitution, following the Rule of Law, eliminating lawlessness in many places in America, and permitting freedom of religion that voters used to assume as a given. [Go here for a complete analysis...]


Savvy Marketing Helps 'Pitch Perfect 2' Drown Out 'Mad Max'

This weekend's box-office results sent shock waves through Tinseltown, with "Pitch Perfect 2" bringing in an unexpected $70 million+ in ticket sales. Not only did the a cappella face-off film eclipse the big budget action movie "Mad Max: Fury Road," it also became the first film to unseat the superhero blockbuster "Avengers: Age of Ultron." "Pitch Perfect 2" made record-breaking news as well for having the largest take for a cinematic musical opening and the biggest debut weekend for a first-time feature film director, in this instance, Elizabeth Banks. [more...]


Healthcare Policy - Facts vs. Fiction

The recent New York Times opinion piece penned by Paul Krugman exemplifies what the problem is with political discourse in our country. Under the guise of pointing out the effects of a polarized political environment that uses intellectual dishonesty by those who disagree with their point of view, he exposes himself to be like the very same people that he mocks and belittles. The "policy success" of Obamacare that he paints flies in the face of reality, and anyone who is not a practicing physician cannot truly understand how policy affects the practice of medicine and the delivery of healthcare. Patients are finding out what practicing physicians have known all along – that having health insurance does not equal access to quality healthcare. From the beginning the proponents of The Affordable Care Act used the argument that having health insurance equaled access to healthcare. However, the existence of The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) passed by Congress in 1986 guaranteed that anyone who needed emergency medical care whether they were a U.S. citizen or not would receive it despite their ability to pay. [more...]


The Latest in the PC War of Words

The word "microaggression" has cropped up with increased frequency over the last year to the point that now I see it almost daily. What does it mean? Webster's says it has "no meaning." It's not a word. It doesn't exist. Various blogs, papers, and online sources provide a definition, but they're not "official" dictionaries. Based on my research, I've concluded that microaggression is defined as: A made-up word used to try to intimidate those who are too concerned about political correctness. It is aimed at non-issues that ultimately hurt no one but a few overly sensitive "humans" to create a distraction away from the real issues.  [more...]


Our "Flash Crash" Economy

On May 6, 2010, the New York Stock Exchange suffered what came to be called the "Flash Crash," when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted unexpectedly by nearly 1,000 points in only minutes. A single Sell order valued at approximately $4.1 billion purportedly set off a cascade of computerized buy-and-sell programs around the world that are designed to respond immediately, and without consulting human beings, to key changes in market prices. As each major trading computer reacted, it could have triggered programmed reactions in similar computers. Some want to believe that enough circuit breakers have been added to stock trading to prevent an economy-shattering crash like the one that cost traders more than a trillion dollars in only a few minutes five years ago. But a violent sell-off in stocks on February 29, 2012 was in its own way even more frightening – because evidence suggests that it was driven by a powerful intelligence that was not human. [more...]

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Jeb Bush is Right About Iraq


The anti-war lies have done incalculable damage.

July 2003, four months after American troops had entered Iraq in a war Democrats authorized and supported, the leadership of the Democratic Party turned its back on the young men and women it had just sent into harm’s way and began a campaign of lies to discredit the war and sabotage America’s efforts to defeat the terrorists who had rallied to the defense of its monster regime. This was the greatest betrayal of our country in its wartime history, yet Republicans and conservatives have not only allowed the Democrats to get away with their treachery but have joined them in obscuring the facts of the war and taking the wrong lessons from it.

The latest case of this travesty is an article by Byron York in the Washington Examiner criticizing Jeb Bush for defending the decision to go to war in 2003 – a war that ended in the defeat of the terrorists and the establishment of a massive military base whose 20,000 troops would have stopped ISIS before it got started if Barack Obama had not decided to abandon the country altogether. [more...]

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

5-12-15 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: What's Happened to America's Middle Class?
2. James Hirsen: Natalie Portman to Star in Hollywood Biopic on Ruth Bader Ginsburg
3. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: Another Clinton Foundation Catastrophe
4. Joe Messina: Our Very Own Baghdad Bama
5. Lowell Ponte: Don't Blame Pam Geller for Islamist Zealots
6. John LeBoutillier: Are the Polls Skewed to Make Hillary Look Good? Can All These Public Polls Be Trusted?


What's Happened to America's Middle Class?

Why are the presidential candidates avoiding the term "middle class?" The New York Times gives a progressive answer reporting how presidential candidates have often dropped the use of the term "middle class." They note that the term is no longer as positive as it once was to Americans: "The phrase, long synonymous with the American dream, now evokes anxiety, an uncertain future and a lifestyle that is increasingly out of reach." The New York Times article is simply progressive-speak for the economic uncertainty and insecurity that "middle class" Americans are feeling. Of course, you don't hear progressives talking about how their progressive social policies have damaged the middle class and middle class economics for Americans.  They also don't talk about how these same progressive social policies have shrunk the middle class.  According to a recent Pew Charitable Trust study, the number of middle class families has declined in every state in America. [Go here for a complete analysis...]


Natalie Portman to Star in Hollywood Biopic on Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Despite the times in which our country finds itself, it is somewhat mystifying that an individual, who has used the highest of judicial posts to further radical abortion views, shares perspectives held by high profile ill-famed eugenicists, and has conveyed negative statements regarding the U.S. Constitution, holds a seat on the High Court bench. Equally mystifying is that such an individual would be the honored subject of a major upcoming Hollywood biopic, but it is true. The life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who Forbes once named as among the "100 Most Powerful Women," will evidently be immortalized on film. [more...]


Another Clinton Foundation Catastrophe

Recently, there has been a lot of criticism regarding where the Clinton Foundation, powered by her family, has been receiving its funding. One of the companies that has been providing cash to the Clintons' non-profit is a Moroccan government-owned mining company called Office Cherifien des Phosphates (OCP). The problem is that this company has been criticized for human rights violations in the past. Media reports have varied, but all agree that the company is completely void of caring about people before its profits. While the purpose of all businesses is to ultimately make money, this company is supposedly capitalizing on impoverished people, and for removing resources from their land without adequately compensating the poor who are already struggling to survive there. [more...]


Our Very Own Baghdad Bama

Much like the outrageous claims made by Iraqi Information Minister (a/k/a 'Baghdad Bob'), we consistently hear from the White House that the economy is good, jobs are on the rise, people are feeling better, and the biggie - we are living in the safest time in history. In what universe? Consumer confidence is down, most jobs created are part-time, the economy can't maintain a 2% misery index, credit card debt is up, and home sales are down. This administration also goes on to say there are no scandals, and no issues at the IRS. Benghazi, though a tragedy, was played out by the U.S. perfectly and it all happened because of a filmmaker. We are stuck in a Twilight Zone marathon featuring the Obama Chronicles. [more...]


Don't Blame Pam Geller for Islamist Zealots

The organizer of the Texas event, which offered a $10,000 prize for the "best cartoon" depicting Muhammad, is Pamela Geller, head of the American Freedom Defense Initiative. When Donald Trump accused her of "taunting" Islamists, Geller replied that such speech was her right and that "there's a war going on." This war, says Geller, is between the Western Judeo-Christian tradition of free speech and tolerance, and the de facto imposition of Islamist Shariah law that would stifle all speech critical of Islam's prophet. Geller's centrist critics argue that by goading Islamists, she put event attendees and Garland police at increased risk of being killed in the war she fights. Shall we instead give a "heckler's veto" over our freedom of speech to anyone who threatens lethal violence? When progressives in the American media blame Geller instead of violent zealots, are they signaling Islamists that intimidation works and can snuff out our constitutional right to freely discuss their politicized religious ideology? [more...]


Are the Polls Skewed to Make Hillary Look Good? Can All These Public Polls Be Trusted?

How can Hillary Clinton's poll ratings improve in the midst of the e-mail and Clinton Foundation scandals? Are polls "cooked" or "skewed?" What should we make of the three new entries in the GOP presidential race? And what does the overwhelming 98-1 vote in favor of the Senate Iran bill mean for the Iran Nuke Deal's future? This – and much more – are discussed by the POLITICAL INSIDERS live - on Fox News Channel Sunday evenings at 7:30pm ET. [more...]

Thursday, May 7, 2015

5-7-15 Expert Guests for Your Show

Obama Critic: I Can Prove IRS 'Targeted Me' for My Politics

A conservative critic of President Barack Obama who twice found himself in tax court with a hostile Internal Revenue Service says newly released government documents from the cases against him prove his audits were acts of political retaliation. "I've got proof that the IRS targeted me for my political views," Wayne Allyn Root, a former Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate, told "MidPoint" host Ed Berliner on Newsmax TV on Tuesday. [more...]


The Media's Assault on the Defenders of Free Speech

An American jihadist associated with the Islamic State is reported to have posted a message on social media vowing that the Islamic State would "slaughter" Pamela Geller, the blogger whose American Freedom Defense Initiative sponsored a "Draw Muhammad" contest in Texas last week. Two jihadists were killed by a policeman guarding the contest site as they tried to storm the meeting and conduct a Charlie Hebdo-style massacre. ISIS has taken credit for the attack. The chilling message claimed that ISIS has "71 trained soldiers in 15 different states ready at our word to attack any target we desire." The message warned that everyone hosting an event put on by Geller or giving her "a platform to spill her filth are legitimate targets." [more...]

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

5-6-15 Great Guests for Your Show

1. Joe Messina: It's the LEFT Who Keep Racism Alive
2. Lowell Ponte: Shocking: Experts Reveal How Terrorists Could Turn These 32 U.S. Cities into 'Radioactive Holes'
3. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: Is America at Risk of a Devastating EMP Attack?


It's the LEFT Who Keep Racism Alive

The now infamous Baltimore mom, Toya Graham, did a good thing when she held her son accountable for his actions. However, the loons on the Left say "no!" They say what she did was wrong. And now Baltimore child protective services is investigating her. Their statement, "If she would do this to her son in public, what is she doing to her kids in private?" WHAT?! Are they serious? We have seen many kids punch, even knock out, teachers in classroom situations or on school grounds and that's them "acting out because of their environment"? We are supposed to make excuses for them and not hold them accountable. But a mom gets physical to ensure her child does not act out criminal behavior and suddenly she's on trial? [more...]


Shocking: Experts Reveal How Terrorists Could Turn These 32 U.S. Cities into 'Radioactive Holes'

World War III may have already begun in the Middle East, with the destabilization of governments and expansion of terrorism in Libya, Egypt, Iraq, and Yemen. This is happening amid a struggle for regional dominance between two oil-rich Muslim powers, Shiite Iran and its rival across the Persian Gulf, Sunni Saudi Arabia. President Obama is promoting an agreement with Iran that, according to U.S. allies such as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, would "pave the way" to Iran's theocratic regime acquiring nuclear weapons. Iran's ruling ayatollahs believe that they can bring about the global triumph of Islam by launching an apocalyptic war. It seems odd that President Obama wants to prohibit law-abiding Americans from owning a .22 caliber rifle, yet is eager to sign an agreement to help Iran's doomsday ayatollahs acquire atomic bombs. [more...]


Is America at Risk of a Devastating EMP Attack?

Is America at grave risk of a devastating electro-magnetic pulse attack caused by the detonation of a nuclear weapon in the atmosphere above our mainland?  Can an EMP attack happen this year or next year?  Is this the most serious threat to America since the Cold War ended? An EMP attack is a nuclear electro-magnetic pulse explosion that would wipe out the nation's electric power grid caused by the detonation of a nuclear weapon in the atmosphere over the U.S. mainland.  Its impact would take months or years to recover from, if full recovery was even possible. [Go here for a complete analysis...]

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

IRS Scandal: I Was Targeted and I've Got Proof it was a Democratically-Led Conspiracy


I was targeted by the IRS in a coordinated attack at the highest levels of government... and we now have the proof. My IRS files, obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Judicial Watch, clearly implicate the IRS and a Democratic U.S. Senator.

As you’ll read here, the fingerprints of the Obama administration and the Democratic Party are all over my case. Until now, no one could prove the IRS was using politics as a basis for vicious attacks against critics of the president. That just changed.

I was audited in 2011, and it started in a way that government officials and IRS spokespersons claimed in a recent Wall Street Journal article can never happen -- with a phone call. The IRS agent left a voicemail and then took another unheard-of step and called my accountant who had my power of attorney and told the agent he was forbidden to ever contact me again. Yet the IRS agent called me again, only minutes later, telling me all about my political views. How did an IRS agent know about my political views? Why was he telling me my political views? I felt like I was being stalked. [more...]