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Monday
Dec152014

Reid Schedules Vote on Anti-Gun Surgeon General

Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will be pushing the vote on Dr. Vivek Murthy this coming week. According to the tweet posted on Saturday by Adam Jentleson, Reid’s Communications Director, the vote on cloture will be this week. Thanks to a change in a Senate rules pushed through by Reid last year, Murthy nomination will only need a simple majority to invoke cloture and be confirmed.



Reid is evidently trying to make the most of his remaining time as Majority Leader. Murthy cleared a procedural vote on Saturday by a vote of 52-40 that allows his nomination to come to a vote. Voting in favor of bringing his nomination to a vote include so-called pro-Second Amendment lame duck Democrats Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and Mark Begich (D-AK). It is interesting to see how being a lame duck brings out their true colors.

Dr. Vivek Murthy co-founded Doctors for Obama in 2008 which later became Doctors for America. He is profoundly anti-gun and views firearm ownership as a public health issue.

From the NRA-ILA on Murthy’s nomination and his anti-gun views:
A recent letter sent to Congress by “Doctors for America,” and signed by Dr. Murthy, urges mandatory licensing “for anyone purchasing guns and ammunition—including mandatory firearm safety training and testing.” Under Dr. Murthy’s scheme, further regulations would place “limits on the purchase of ammunition,” and establish a “mandatory waiting period of at least 48 hours.”

In the letter, Dr. Murthy also advocates for a “federal ban on the sale” of popular semi-automatic firearms and their ammunition, and proposes a “buyback” of these popular types of firearms to “reduce the number… that are currently in circulation.” Even some of the most ardent anti-gun researchers, along with the Department of Justice, have admitted the futility of gun “buyback” programs. 

Another of Dr. Murthy’s proposals would strip vital privacy protections put in place to protect firearm owners and prevent the fracturing of physician-patient relationships. The letter, for example, calls for removing “the provision in the Affordable Care Act and other federal policies that prohibit physicians from documenting gun ownership.” While some advocates of the ACA had argued the provision prohibiting such documentation was unnecessary, given that the ACA had nothing to do with guns, Dr. Murthy obviously sees the ACA as playing a role in gun control.

And, in late 2012 and early 2013, Dr. Murthy took to his personal Twitter account to promote his gun control beliefs, including a statement on October 16, 2012, that “Guns are a health care issue.”
While the Surgeon General has no real power to effect change, he can use the position as a bully pulpit to push issues.

I’d suggest a call and email to your two Senators ASAP. You can get a list of their phone numbers and email contact pages here. Even if you know your Senators are anti-gun, call or email anyway. It still puts them on notice.

Tuesday
Dec022014

Obama Race Baiting GOP Right into the White House in 2017

Progressives have proven beyond a reasonable doubt that they can do something the GOP can’t.  The Democrats can get conservatives elected to national office.  The GOP will control both Houses of Congress next month.  A super majority and a GOP POTUS is not beyond reach in the 2016 elections if the left continues to play the race game. A GOP candidate needs 64% of the white vote to get elected President.  

Thank you Barack Hussein Obama, Eric Racist Holder and Al Fucking Sharpton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks to my good friend Ken Cates for passing along this:

BUCHANAN TO OBAMA

By Patrick J. Buchanan

Barack says we need to have a conversation about race in America .. 
Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation…

White America needs to be heard from, 
not just lectured to…. 
This time, the Silent Majority needs to have its convictions, grievances and demands heard. 

And among them are these:

First, America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It 
was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known…
Jeremiah Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.

Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up blacks than white Americans. Untold trillions have been spent since the ’60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream. Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against white folks — with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas — to advance black applicants over white applicants. Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America have donated their time and money to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and nursing homes for blacks.

We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude??

Barack talks about new ‘ladders of opportunity’ for blacks. 
Let him go to Altoona ? And Johnstown, and ask the white kids in Catholic schools how many were visited lately by Ivy League recruiters handing out scholarships for ‘deserving’ white kids…? 

Is white America really responsible for the fact that the crime and incarceration rates for African-Americans are seven times those of white America ? 

Is it really white America ‘s fault that illegitimacy in the African-American community has hit 70 percent and the black dropout rate from high schools in some cities has reached 50 percent?

Is that the fault of white America or, first and foremost, a failure of 
the black community itself?

As for racism, its ugliest manifestation is in interracial crime, and 
especially interracial crimes of violence. Is Barack Obama aware that while white criminals choose black victims 3 percent of the time, black criminals choose white victims 45 percent of the time?

Is Barack aware that black-on-white rapes are 100 times more common than the reverse, that black-on-white robberies were 139 times as common in the first three years of this decade as the reverse?

We have all heard ad nauseam from the Rev. Al about Tawana Brawley, the Duke rape case and Jena . And all turned out to be hoaxes. But about the epidemic of black assaults on whites that are real, we hear nothing.

Sorry, Barack, some of us have heard it all before, about 40 years and 40 trillion tax dollars ago. This needs to be passed around because, this is a message everyone needs to hear!!!

 

 

Wednesday
Nov262014

Happy Thanksgiving & Happy Trails to Bonzer Wolf Today™

The old gray Wolf has more to be thankful for than words can express.  Though being retired for over six years would be a good place to start!

We started this Blog shortly after we retired and for about five years we posted almost daily on LiveJournal and later Bonzer Wolf Today™.  But as regular readers know, that pace was considerably slowed in 2014. It will end on December 31, 2014.

I could use the excuse that I’m fed up with Squarespace and Dyn (which is true) and neither is going to see another dime from me (which is also true).  But the truth be told, I’m done with Blogging.  I don’t want to do it anymore.  Those of you that know me, know when I’m in , I’m all in but when I’m done, I’m done. See officiating high school sports and playing Texas Holdem for details.  It’s time to move on to new adventures.  Can you say BRP CanAm Spyder?  

That being said, Bonzer Wolf™  is not leaving the world wide web.  

We have over 7,000 followers on Twitter and Facebook .  If you don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account (I commend you for maintaining your privacy) you can see my posts and access the informational links from my original blog site: http://bonzerwolf.livejournal.com

We will also keep the rights to http://www.bonzerwolf.com which may rise from the ashes in some unknown form in the future.

We also have a Bonzer Wolf WordPress blog page and plan on posting some our more useful BW Today archived posts on LEOSA, CHL and a few other select topics.  More on that later.  

I highly recommend you email Jeff Pittman and ask him to put you on his Friday Newsletter mailing list: jeffpittman@juno.com

Jeff does an excellent job of keeping us informed of Second Amendment civil rights news and information.  

We will be making a few more posts over the next few weeks so check back with us in December.  In the meantime, have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

I’m Thankful for You

Thanksgiving is the appointed time

for focusing on the good in our lives.
In each of our days,
we can find small blessings,
but too often we overlook them,
choosing instead to spend our time
paying attention to problems.
We give our energy
to those who cause us trouble
instead of those who bring peace.
Starting now,
let’s be on the lookout
for the bits of pleasure in each hour,
and appreciate the people who
bring love and light to everyone
who is blessed to know them.
You are one of those people.
On Thanksgiving,
I’m thankful for you.
Happy Thanksgiving! 

By Joanna Fuchs

 

Sunday
Nov162014

Gun Owners of America: Call to Action

There’s a reason why Gun Owners of America (GOA) call the post-election period of Congress the “slime duck” session.

Harry Reid and his minions now will try to shove down our throats all of the anti-gun legislation and nominees they were afraid to reveal before the elections — when voters still had the option to punish them by throwing them out of office.

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As it turns out, gun owners in most states knew exactly what Reid had in mind when they went to the polls on November 4.  And, as a result, anti-gun hypocrites like Arkansas’ Mark Pryor, Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu, North Carolina’s Kay Hagan, Alaska’s Mark Begich, and Colorado’s Mark Udall are pretty much “dead ducks.”

The question is: Will these anti-gun liars be given the power to make virtually all budgetary gun decisions on the giant government-funding bill (the “continuing resolution” or “CR”)?

And will they get to shove through an anti-gun successor to Attorney General Eric Holder in December under Harry Reid’s “nuclear option” fraud rules … where the discredited and repudiated Democratic anti-gun “slime ducks” will make the decision … and where Harry Reid won’t need a single Republican vote?

On the “CR” issue, government funding is set to expire on December 11, so a new bill will be necessary.       

But Congress has a choice of whether to fund it for almost an entire year — or to kick it over to February or March, when the newly elected pro-gun senators will have an opportunity to have some say in a giant bill which makes virtually all policy decisions for the government.

For instance, the “CR” will decide whether or not the Schumer amendment prohibiting relief from disabilities will be renewed. It will decide whether to defund the shotgun import ban, the ammunition import ban, the illegal multiple sale reporting requirements, the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty, and Operation Choke Point. 

We would much rather have incoming Iowa Senator Joni Ernst make these decisions than her anti-gun predecessor, Tom Harkin.

One more thing: About April 15, millions of Americans will realize (perhaps for the first time) that they have been assessed a fine of hundreds of dollars for not complying with the anti-gun ObamaCare law.          

Gun owners despise this law because of concerns that a national health database could be used by federal bureaucrats to disarm law-abiding Americans, in the same way that more than 175,000 military veterans have already been disarmed.

But this April 15 will hit millions of additional Americans in the pocketbook.  At that time, Republicans will want a legislative vehicle (such as a “CR”) to block IRS enforcement of this wildly unpopular mandate. But, if Congress gives Obama a carte blanche through September 30, this will not be an option.

Before the new Congress is sworn in — this coming January — the Republicans are still in the minority in Harry Reid’s Senate.  Thus, the most effective course of action would be to convince House members — and especially Speaker John Boehner — to refuse making any long-term deals on the CR.

This will give the new, pro-gun members of Congress who arrive in January a stronger hand in using the CR to protect gun rights.

ACTION:  Recognizing that a lot of gun policy is “hidden” in the Continuing Resolution, urge your Representatives to OPPOSE any long-term CR.  Insist that any CR they agree to in December must expire (or be reconsidered) before April of next year.

Tuesday
Nov112014

Veteran's Day Tribute

Veteran’s Day Tribute from an honorable Commander in Chief.  Never imagined we would end up with the leadership that we have now.

We thank every Veteran for their service.  God Bless all of you.