Stand Down!


For seven hours two Navy Seals held off the terrorists in Benghazi, waiting for the support to arrive.  One hour away, marines were stationed and ready to assist.  General Ham, Commander of AFRICOM, wanted to send his troops to the aid of those in the Embassy, who were calling for aid, when he was told by his Commander-and-Chief to “Stand Down”.  When General Ham ignored the order, he was apprehended by his second in command and relieved of duty.

While two Navy Seals heroically held off a compound over run with terrorists, the President held off their military support, watched in the situation room of the White House until the two men were dead, and then jetted off to Vegas for a fund raising event.  Yes, the two Seals ignored the “Stand Down” order and chose, instead, to hold to the oaths they had taken to the citizens of the United States.  They died waiting for the President to uphold his.

What has followed in the aftermath is myriad of lies and cover-ups, even at first trying to blame the “incident” on an obscure filmmaker and promising to arrest him, violating his freedom of speech.  The media has been working overtime trying to cover this mess up for the President.  It isn’t working and some in the media are starting to see the folly of their ways and abandon the sinking ship.

The Democrat brand has the mark of deceit seared onto every package it presents to the people. It is apparent throughout the liberal ticket that lies is the campaign strategy of choice.  What is most disturbing is the disdain the Democrat ticket has for the basic unalienable rights for Americans-life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Angus King has told so many whoppers in this campaign that the word count in this column couldn’t contain them.  He has put the Maine Democrat Party in the awkward position of trying to support his campaign, neutralize their own candidate, and still try to make King seem independent.  And remember when he said that those who supported traditional marriage needed to be “educated”.  He never said how he was going to do that….  Maybe the hum from his windmills is sending out subliminal messages to all Maine residents, besides the toxic waste they are dripping all over our mountains.

Mike Michaud, not so affectionately known as Pelosi’s Puppy, has a unique approach to representative government.  When the district he represents votes over 65% against gay marriage, he thumbs his nose at those he represents and instead represents his own interests on this issue.  Those incessant tugs on his leash from Washington way may be causing him to hallucinate, perhaps.  At last telling, he believes the Kevin Raye is moonlighting as a high-end designer, building exorbitant kitchens on the taxpayer’s dime.  This prompted Maine newspapers to categorize Michaud’s deception, as the biggest lie of the campaign.

Michaud’s close friend, Herbert Clark, has a similar approach to campaign strategy.  Work to co-sponsor a bill with the Senator you will be running against in the next election.  Then blame the whole thing on him, cry that you were hoodwinked and had no idea what you were doing.  Finally, assure everyone that if they vote for you, from now on, you will be aware of what you are sponsoring when you sponsor a bill, and, oh, please keep screaming about the bill that I sponsored but I wish I hadn’t sponsored because its all I’ve got to campaign on. I think he needs some cheese with that whine.

Finally, the Piscataquis County Commissioner races are of great importance.  Roxanne Quimby has been on a crusade to gate off the people of Maine from any access to the wilderness that we love so much.  The Democrats have been her allies in this crusade. Recently, she attempted to block access to the Little Wilson Falls by gating a County road.  The Piscataquis Republican Party answered the call of the people to rectify this travesty and, with Paul Davis, Doug Thomas, Pete Johnson, Fred Trask, and Jim Annis leading the charge, the Commissioners voted to demand Quimby remove the gate.  It was Fred Trask who forced the vote on the Commission to remove the gate. Silence, at best, from the Democrats.

Make no mistake; a vote for Sue Mackey Andrews and Donald Crossman for County Commissioner is a vote to give Roxanne Quimby control over the Maine Highlands and the 100-mile wilderness.  This is an important vote not only for Piscataquis residents but for the precedent it sets for the State of Maine as a whole.  Vote for Fred Trask and Jim Annis as Piscataquis County Commissioners.

It seems the leaders of the Democrat Party have telling Americans to “Stand Down” for far too long.  Perhaps, it is time for Americans to tell the Democrat Party to “Stand Down”.  Vote for Liberty November 6th!

Hop, Skip and a Jump


“Winter is coming, but these sweatshirts are perfect for fall.”   It sounds like the perfect slogan for the winter front of a department store here in the northern reaches of Maine.  Those of us who are beginning to enjoy the cool bite of fall in the air can fully comprehend the message in those words.  What is incomprehensible is why the Obama campaign would tweet this campaign message minutes before receiving the bodies from the Libyan consulate attack.  Yes, our President had your fall and winter apparel on his mind while the rest of us was recoiling in shock from the brutality of unspeakable monsters.

But it is easy, perhaps, to understand his lack of gravitas in this situation.  Three days before the attacks, security officials from these middle-eastern countries warned our Nation that these attacks from terrorists were imminent.   The President chose to skip every one of these security meetings in order to keep campaigning and no Marines were sent to protect the Libyan Embassy until after the carnage.  Marines at the Cairo Embassy were stripped of live ammunition.

Now his response, in the aftermath, is to blame our freedom of speech.  This has prompted the world at large to begin to now openly mock America’s foreign policy.   Even liberal columnist, Kirsten Powers, has implored the President to “stop blaming the victims”.  This, in light of the fact that the first response from this Administration was to blame a movie for the acts of vile hate, as if someone’s expressed opinion validates a response of murder and hate.

The President and his surrogates have also tried to portray this as an random, spontaneous act, believing that Americans would appreciate rape and pillage better if they felt the terrorists just stumbled into it, forced by the opinions of American filmmaker.  Unfortunately, even this silly notion is not founded on any shred of reason or fact.  The President of Libya has stated emphatically that this was a coordinated and previously planned attack by Al-Qaeda, meant to coincide with the anniversary of  9/11.

While the President has tried to heap blame on the freedoms and liberties we enjoy in this Nation, Governor Mitt Romney denounced the attacks and refused to apologize for American freedoms, imperfect as the expressions thereof may be.  For his show of strength, the President and his media surrogates have vilified Mitt Romney.  Imagine a leader doing something so heinous as decrying evil and defending the United States!  It might even be thought of as Presidential, for shame!

Sarcasm aside, the Democrat Party has a virulent strain of the blame-anybody-else-but-me virus running through its very core of function.  It runs from the White House all the way down to our local Senate Races here in Maine.  In Senate District 27, Herb Clark has been trying to convince voters here in the Highlands that he was duped into sponsoring the bill that called for a feasibility study of the East-West corridor.  That he was somehow forced to hop in front of the cameras when he desired the publicity at the bills signing.  And now that he has jumped off the train, he calls his opponent Senator Thomas a “flip-flop” for calling for a slow down of the train so that all the information can be correctly and clearly disseminated to the people affected by the corridor.  Mr. Clark prefers to apologize for the dispensation of truth and knowledge, something we in the Highlands hold in high regard.  Truth and knowledge has the ring of freedom to it.

How are we in District 27 supposed to trust the Honorable Herbert Clark with the sacred duty of making decisions that effect our livelihoods if the good Representative can’t even trust his own judgment?  People of Maine, we are a people who pride ourselves in our discernment and common sense.  If Representative Clark can be so easily “misled”, so easily confused, and can so easily advocate the shut off of information, then we should be certain that he is a poor representation of the voters of District 27.  We should never apologize for the Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press and the Freedom Of Information.  The Democrats seem more concerned with placating maniacal monsters and hiding from truth than defending the very Freedoms that make this nation great.

Ploys, Tones and Sentiments


Liberals have added a new hurdle to the implementation and acceptance of truth.  One must use the right tone when expressing facts or those facts will be discarded as false.  The arrogance of this sentiment is stunning to be kind.   To exercise some sort of parental discretion over Maine residents by threatening to disallow an individual’s defined arguments in the platform of civil debate simply because their tone was not correct, is appalling at best.  This is the latest diversionary tactic by the media to cover for their President.

The Kennebec Journal recently posted an article “fact checking” Jason Savage, which quickly spiraled into a hit piece rather than the truth seeking they espoused.  The theme of the article centered on the issue of the billions of tax cuts that MediCare will endure as a result of ObamaCare, which is now law.  While they admitted the numbers and facts are true, they proposed that argument, presented by the Director of Maine People Before Politics, should be disregarded as false, or “mostly false”, on the basis of the poor tone that Mr. Savage used.  Mostly false, is this a bad sequel to The Princess Bride?

Anyway, the Journal went on to cite the AARP.  Yes, the same AARP that named a strong supporter of Hugo Chavez as “Person of the Year”.  They quoted a doctor, who rattled off the infamous “as long as there are no changes” line, ignoring that the costs of ObamaCare have been arcing upwards since its implementation.  But my favorite line of “defense” is this little jewel of wisdom by the author, “ Still nothing is really ‘robbed’, the way almost anyone uses the word, and that money is coming largely from reduced payment to hospitals, other health providers and insurers.”  So it’s really not robbery to not pay for services rendered as long as you “mostly pay”, or how about “hardly pay”, or, if ask Maine’s hospitals, “never pay”?  Really?  Miracle Max would be so proud.  Fact: Partial payment is not full payment.  Oh, did I just use the wrong tone?

In the heated East-West Highway debate, Senator Doug Thomas and the Governor have wisely called for a slowdown to the process to allow for all the facts to be presented amidst all the din and noise.  Thomas’ opponent has mocked this call for caution as a political ploy.  He neglects to acknowledge that he helped sponsor Doug Thomas’ bill, which was a call for a fact-finding investigation of the possibility of the Highway. So Mr. Hebert Clark of Millinocket (D) voted for the bill before he voted against it despite the fact that the bill he voted for but is now against has yet to reveal the information that he voted for and is now against.  But at least his tone was right.

But herein lies the biggest quandary.  How can one strike the right tone when those who stand in judgment of the tenor are tone-deaf to anything but their own sound?