- Raising Supaman-A Manual for Great Parents April 18, 2014
Nathaniel A. Turner describes his relationship with his father as “toxic.” When Turner’s son was born, he pledged that he would not repeat the mistakes of his father. Turner knew his pledge would require a plan and a lot of sacrifice. Part of the plan was to write letters to his son.
Although he never intended those deeply personal letters to be published, Turner was inspired to publish his letters after being introduced to the letters Lord Chesterfield wrote to his son. Tired of hearing about so many men failing at the role of father, Turner wanted to raise awareness and inspire a movement that would raise the expectations for parents. His movement began when he published his letters in his new book, Raising Supaman.
Jon-David spoke with Nathaniel A. Turner about
1. What prompted him to write letters to his son
2. Why he thinks great children do not happen by accident
3. Why there is great value in writing letters to your children and tips for any parent who wants to start
- Uncovered IRS emails show Lerner talked with DOJ about pursuing ‘political’ groups April 16, 2014
Newly uncovered emails show Lois Lerner, the key figure in the IRS scandal, was talking with the Justice Department about going after groups seeking tax-exempt status, just days before she publicly acknowledged the agency was targeting Tea Party and other organizations.
The emails, obtained by Judicial Watch and first reported by TownHall.com, are another indication the targeting may have stretched deeper into the Obama administration. Lerner, the director of the agency’s Exempt Organizations division before retiring last year, initially said the targeting was limited to agents working in the IRS’ Cincinnati field office.
However, a series of inspector general and congressional probes since the scandal broke last year appear to show the targeting of mostly conservative-leaning groups seeking tax-exempt status was orchestrated in Washington. Read the entire article here.
- Rick Santorum joins The Wells Report April 14, 2014
Once upon a time, Ronald Reagan was a Republican leader so charismatic he won over an entire segment of “Reagan Democrats.” Today, the Republican party can barely muster its own base. Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum provides a game plan for Republicans to bounce back, regain popularity, and return to the party’s original values: the solution rests on rediscovering blue collar conservatives.
In 2012, a mass of blue collar voters, enough to have tipped the balance of the electoral college in favor of the Republican candidate, simply stayed home on election day. Why? Despite their deeply conservative values, they had lost faith that the Republicans spoke for them and had their backs. In Blue Collar Conservatives, Rick Santorum calls for the GOP to get back in touch with this base. Enough with pandering, enough with focusing on business owners to the exclusion of everyone else – the vast majority of Americans – who work for them. Republicans need to regain the trust of the hard-working members of every family, church, and community across America whose most immediate problems are lack of jobs and opportunity.
Rick Santorum served as a United States Senator representing Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007, and was the Senate’s third-ranking Republican from 2001 until 2007. He ran as a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination, finishing second to the eventual Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The Good Senator is coming to the metroplex on May 16th for An Evening with Rick Santorum at the Sheraton DFW Hotel-Grand Ballroom!
Get tickets HERE!!!
- Nevada Ranch Standoff Escalates, Questions about Senator Harry Reid Arise April 11, 2014
The situation between Cliven Bundy and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management over land near Bunkerville, Nev., has intensified as federal officers and supporters of the rancher and his family exchanged a few blows.
The controversy is over whether Bundy owes the federal government millions in grazing fees for his cattle being on the land, which he contends is rightfully his going back more than a century. He also points to a previous agreement with local Clark County that allows him to use the land. As the circumstances unfold, the government has started seizing hundreds of cattle, many of which belong to Bundy.
Protesters and militia groups have begun to rally behind the Bundy family in recent days, sparking some scuffles between the BLM and federal agents. Both sides claim the other is growing overly aggressive; there are reports of protesters surrounding government vehicles, while Bundy’s family has reportedly been tasered and “roughed up” by government officials. Reads the full article from National Review Online here.
Audio of some of the commotion between BLM Feds and Protesters :
- Congressman Pete Sessions on The Wells Report April 10, 2014
Congressman Pete Session TX-32 carved out some time in his schedule today to sit down for a phone call with Jon-David! They discussed current events like the Congressman Louie Gohmert and Attorney General Eric Holder dust up, the vote to hold Lois Lerner in contempt and breaking the news that Kathleen Sibelius will officially offer her resignation on Friday.
- 78-Year-Old Grandma Rides A Roller Coaster For The First Time-Laughing All The Way April 9, 2014
It’s the simple things! Enjoy life!
- Texas State Guard Fundraiser with the Frisco Rough Riders April 9, 2014
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- Eric Holder Trolls Louie Gohmert: ‘Good Luck With Your Asparagus’ April 8, 2014
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder snuck in a diss against Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) at a congressional hearing on Tuesday, referring to when the conservative member of Congress said that Holder cast “aspersions on my asparagus.” Last May’s malapropism, in which Gohmert likely used the vegetable instead of the like-sounding “character,” became a viral moment.
After an intense back-and-forth with Gohmert at Tuesday’s hearing, Holder quipped, “Good luck with your asparagus.” Holder was visibly angry after Gohmert said that being held in contempt was “not a big deal” for the attorney general.
Click here for the entire story from the Huff Post
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- FlashPoints By TWR Military Expert Colonel John Antal (Retired) April 3, 2014
TOP THREE FLASHPOINTS-Ukraine, Reserve Currency, and Israel vs. Iran Update
Read the latest FlashPoints here! Find out more about Colonel Antal and you can purchase his book 7 Leadership Lessons of the American Revolution here.
- Cair Rejects American Muslim Organization’s Request For Debate: Cowardly Response Again Reveals Corrupt Reliance on Ad-Hominem Attacks and Denial of Need for Reform April 1, 2014
PHOENIX (March 13, 2014) – On March 7, Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) sent a letter to Corey Saylor, Director, “Department to Monitor and Combat Islamophobia” for the Council on American-Islamic Relations. On March 12, Mr. Saylor declined our invitation.
In his response, Saylor expressed “disappointment” that we posted the letter publicly, alleging that our challenge was nothing more than a “publicity stunt.” Given CAIR’s repeated refusal to engage us directly and honestly on the issues, resorting instead to very public ad-hominem attacks issued in deceitful reports and countless press releases, we find Mr. Saylor’s “disappointment” revealing. While CAIR regularly pushes its narrative about Dr. Jasser and AIFD to every media outlet that will listen, Mr. Saylor would rather we not publish our mildly worded and entirely honest request for a debate on our website and social media. Why? It should now be obvious that CAIR would rather deal with its Muslim dissenters through deception and intimidation rather than through transparency, honesty and debate.
Saylor’s response continues CAIR’s malignant and defamatory approach to our ideological differences. Most stunning of all was his likening of AIFD to the Ku Klux Klan, anti-Semites and seditious “anti-government organizations”, as well as his dishonest yet unsurprising assertions that we oppose First Amendment protections for Muslims, oppose the building of mosques, and support unwarranted surveillance of Muslims. Again much like the Islamists and the conspiracy theories they propagate, the more they repeat lies and delusions the more they become convinced of their own fabrications. Each of their points is easily refuted by statements and actions made by Dr. Jasser and AIFD, which are all on public record. Simply put, Mr. Saylor’s letter serves to highlight CAIR’s open refusal to be held accountable. As self-appointed ambassadors of the Muslim community, their behavior is unIslamic and in fact stands in opposition to the Islamic tradition of open debate, which was championed by Prophet Muhammad. CAIR’s disrespect for the Qur’anic commands to honesty and moral courage is indeed disappointing and should cause their small membership to rethink the fear and moral depravity their organization actually represents.
Saylor’s response highlighted several events or initiatives that AIFD participated in, but conveniently ignored actual statements made by Dr. Jasser and AIFD about these events and initiatives. Instead, his letter was self-congratulatory (he inappropriately likened CAIR’s cowardly approach to the courage of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) and refused to address the real need for reform within the Muslim community.
In addition to the above, Mr. Saylor repeated CAIR’s refrain that AIFD is funded by what they define as “the U.S. Islamophobia network,” and that AIFD is anti-Muslim because of who might mention us positively in a blog. This weak attempt at discrediting us would be entirely laughable if their much larger budget didn’t lend them such significant access to the public arena. Of course, Mr. Saylor has perhaps forgotten that many who support CAIR also support the Muslim Brotherhood, and that their own Executive Director is on tape saying he would “support the Hamas movement,” – a U.S. government recognized terrorist organization.
Read the entire blog post from American Islamic Forum for Democracy here.