Author Archives: MataHarley

About MataHarley

Vietnam era Navy wife, indy/conservative, and an official California escapee now residing as a red speck in the sea of Oregon blue.
26 May

To Everything There is a Season… Memorial Day 2013

The origin of Decoration Day – what we today call Memorial Day – has evolved and changed through our American ages. And with that evolution came the various perspectives of celebration and acknowledgement. When Curt posted a Most Wanted article, … Continue reading

Posted in History, Holidays, Military, military history, On This Day | 55 Comments | 670 views
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31 Jul

The Season of Pandering: Obama’s Affirmative Action EO to excite black voters

In what is likely to be a vicious battle to a close finish, both Presidential candidates turn to the traditional carrot-on-a-stick method of campaigning… pandering to a particular demographic with glittering promises. While Romney is delicately walking the balanced beam, … Continue reading

Posted in Barack Obama, Education | 7 Comments | 455 views
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4 Jul

4th of July – A call to return to the simplicity of our Founding principles

Despite July 2nd as the actual day the Continental Congress voted to approve a motion by the VA delegate Richard Henry Lee, calling for the colonies’ independence after a year of fighting with the British, July 4th became the official … Continue reading

Posted in Constitution, History, Holidays, independence | 29 Comments | 328 views
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28 May

A Memorial Day message from one of the fallen – Sgt. William Stacey

private haftpflichtversicherung testsieger Gen. John Allen, a top US commander in Afghanistan, marked this Memorial Day by reading the words of Sgt. William Stacey – a Marine who, on his fifth deployment, lost his life when a homemade bomb exploded … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Military, Military Families, True Heroes | 6 Comments | 780 views
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18 Mar

Obama’s latest EO… nipping conservative hysteria in the bud

It’s so very important for the GOP and conservative voter to stay focused on the winning issues this year… that being it is, and remains, “the economy, stupid”. The path to winning is one solid plan to propose – a broad, all encompassing energy policy that exploits all US resources to drive down current and futures barrel prices, create jobs and boost revenue, and liberate the US from dependence on crazy, violent Middle East despots and tyrants.

That said, I’m quite sure that the Canadian Free Press’s article will start the stampede to characterize Obama’s latest Executive Order as an intent to seize assets during peacetime, and dole them out to favored private industries (i.e. donors), and declare peacetime emergency martial law on a whim.

Posted in Barack Obama | 57 Comments | 1,106 views
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29 Feb

Obama’s “Mission Accomplished” as HHS Sebelius pronounces private insurers in “a death spiral”

We have another of those “death panel” tail-chasing debates coming up … only this time it will be a “death spiral”. Just as many erroneously characterized the “death panels” of O’healthcare as the proposed approved payment for end of life counseling – when it was really the creation of the czar appointees on the IMAC/IPAB Medicare board – the defenders of the private insurer “death spirals” ride a dizzying vortex of distraction and mistruths as well.

Posted in Health Care | 15 Comments | 702 views
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24 Feb

Exploiting Obama’s Achilles Heel – “It’s The Economy, Stupid”

While the two front runners still follow the Obama contraceptive distraction down the political rabbit hole, and away from Obama’s record, at least the two “also rans” – Ron Paul and Newt – are trying to remain focused on the winning issues important to voters, needed for a Nov win of the WH… the economy, and by proxy, prices at the pump.

Posted in Barack Obama, Conservatism, Economy, Energy, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul | 12 Comments | 899 views
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19 Feb

Geithner confession: Plan? We don’t need no stinkin’ plan… and thanks for not noticing

Now that Obama has successfully shifted the GOP campaign off of the economy, jobs, debt and spending, and into a bizarre form of acceptance of federal intrusion into national health care criteria, events that should be good news for the GOP are getting buried under passionate rhetoric. I’m not sure if any one has spent time, pondering the convenient timing of this contraceptive mandate’s rise to prominence, two years after it’s creation and in a hot election year. But does the usual Alinksy bait and switch maneuver come to mind? How convenient to steer the conversation away from Obama’s past and looming future fiscal failures, and into a predictably divisive conservative arena…. to the exclusion of most everything else.

That’s not wise…

Posted in Economy, Health Care | 33 Comments | 1,995 views
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15 Feb

Flags, Ships and Awards – the new lowered standards of honor in the US

If we are to gauge the level of respect and honor in our civil society, we need only look to those we – or our elected representatives – consider deserving of special hero worship. Some of these high honors include … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, True Heroes, WtF? | 41 Comments | 989 views
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14 Feb

…from the GOP with “love”

This was worthy of sharing the grin… Grace Wyler over at Business Insider has shared some RNC Valentine’s Day cards to their pals and gals across the aisle. And since a picture is worth a thousand words, I’ll link a … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Humor | 2 Comments | 395 views
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