Saturday, November 9, 2019

RINO's without backbones

Its unfortunate that the mighty African Rhino has to share an acronym with the weakest low life in politics, the Republican In Name Only. Too many times the voters have given control of Congress and the White House to Republicans only to find a bunch of weak-kneed do-gooders who couldn't flush a toilet let alone drain a swamp.

As soon as the Republicans took control of both houses of Congress in January 2017 I suspected President Trump was going to have trouble cleaning out the swamp when some leading Republicans began saying we don't prosecute our opposition like third world countries do. That attitude is going to be the downfall of the GOP unless our leaders begin to adopt the same aggressive tactics that the Democrats have used.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

The political facts of life

I thinks its a bad idea to consider political opponents untouchable for their crimes just because some politicians feel prosecuting opponents would make us appear to be like some third-world dictatorship. This is why the Democrats have so many candidates running for president.
 My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

When are we going to start fighting the lying liberal news media?

Ever hear the expression, Everybody complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it? 

Yeah, and what about the lying liberal news on television? Did you know that every TV station has a broadcast license and they have to get it renewed by the Federal Communications Commission. And you have a right to file an objection. One objection doesn't bear enough weight but tens of thousands do. So when are conservatives going to start?

All of the following links came from the FCC web site. If you want read them and find out how to fight back and then start writing letters.

Broadcast Television License Renewals by STATE

Petitions to Deny / Informal Objections

License Renewal Applications for Television Broadcast Stations

Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Public Participation in the License Renewal Process
All broadcast station licenses are granted by the Commission for a term of eight years. Currently, all radio station licenses are scheduled to expire between 2019 and 2022. All television station licenses are scheduled to expire between 2020 and 2023

Commission’s Rules. Internet links to that schedule are provided in the next paragraph.
During the license renewal process, viewers and listeners of the stations whose licenses are up for renewal may participate in the process either by filing a petition to deny or an informal objection against a renewal or by filing positive comments about a broadcaster’s service. The petition to deny is more formal and must meet certain procedural requirements discussed below.
Go to this web page and download the PDF instructions
My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Democrat makes Gun Control promise

A person drunk with power will never tell you a lie. Neither will a political party. Now we know what Gun Control really means to Democrats. 

This is what it means to me.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Documenting how "Evil Never Sleeps" may be an unending story.

Two things happened yesterday on different sides of the country that explain how badly Democrats and RINOs have ruined our nation. In a Federal Court in Alexandria, Virginia U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga, who was appointed by President George W. Bush,  ruled that the government’s Terror Watchlist that placed suspected Muslims on the “No Fly” list violated their constitutional rights. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the unindicted co-conspirators in the Hamas Holy Land terror funding case, challenged the watchlist on behalf of Muslims.
In California, the Board of Supervisors for the City and County of San Francisco voted unanimously to declare the National Rifle Association as a Domestic Terrorist Organization. To put things into proper perspective it should be noted that the NRA has been accused of almost every crime in recent years except hijacking airplanes and flying them into buildings.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Evil never sleeps and neither do Liberals trying to change America.

The liberal mob has been working overtime for decades to redefine our society. They have a unique talent for coining hot words that get embedded into our vernacular and live on forever. 50 years ago in N.Y. the liberals wanted to ban "Saturday Night Specials" supposedly a cheap, sometimes home made, device that was able to shoot bullets. When the law was finally written it included dozens of name brand expensive revolvers and pistols.
Today, sporting guns often imitate the appearance but not the function of military weapons. So the liberals coined a new scary term, "Assault Weapon", a term the military doesn’t even use.  And any rifle that isn't made with a wood or plastic stock and is black in color is now described as an assault weapon. And liberals don’t even know what they’re talking about. Watch this video on CNN about the “fully semi-automatic” assault weapon.
There are two points about the 2nd Amendment that everyone needs to understand. First, the purpose of the Amendment was: “necessary to the security of a free state” that is, to arm the public to stand against a tyrannical government. Second, when it was written, the public was allowed to own the same weapons that the military was using. 

A long time ago someone described the gradual loss of our liberty as the Salami Principle. If that group wishing to deprive American citizens of their freedom sliced off a large chunk it would be made immediately clear and civil war would result. But if the salami was whittled down, one thin slice at a time, no one would notice.

Such is the case with The Right To Keep And Bear Arms. At one time prior to the Second World War it was not illegal to own a fully automatic sub-machine gun. Today any modern weapon that looks anything like a military weapon is scorned as an Assault Weapon. The goal of the Liberal mob is to disarm American citizens and they are patiently trying every little sneaky tactic they can think of. They claim they want enhanced background checks but wrap that around gun registration. Once our guns are registered we stand to witness a repeat of confiscation as happened in pre-WWII Germany. Now they have dreamed up something new, the Red Flag laws. 
A few years ago, during the Obama administration the anti-gun liberals managed to change the law affecting older recipients of Social Security. They decided that anyone collecting Social Security who used a family member to pay their bills was incompetent to handle their own affairs and shouldn't own guns. Luckily, this rule was cancelled when Donald Trump became president.
The SH!T is about to hit the fan.
Weak-kneed Republicans are now leaning toward RED FLAG laws. Like any new law passed with good intentions, anti-gun fanatics will find a way to abuse it. So be very aware of the Red Flag Laws. The theory sounds good, a family member alerts police of an older relative that has signs of emotional problems so they go get a court order to remove that person's guns. But then the law gets misused and it becomes a friend or neighbor or a stranger that complains to the police and there is no burden of proof before they take away your guns.
The comments from the anti-gun mob prove only one thing, being Liberal is a mental illness. And you cannot win an argument with a Liberal by using facts. They have never offered a concise rational rebuttal to the simple phrase: "When all guns are outlawed, only outlaws will own guns." I am not referring to the logic that law-abiding patriots will become outlaws when they refuse to surrender their guns, I am referring to the simple fact that criminals today, by virtue of the fact that they are criminals, would not be expected to give up the tools of their trade nor would they be impeded by any proposed gun laws any more than they are impeded by existing gun laws.
 My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides

Monday, July 22, 2019

Update on Tracie Hunter. Justice is finally served when she is dragged off to jail.

After a 5-year long battle in the Ohio legal system, a convicted Democrat was finally sent off to jail to serve a six month sentence. This was no ordinary Democrat. This was Tracie Hunter who up until her conviction was an elected Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge. And in a final act of defiance Tracie Hunter had to be literally dragged out of the courtroom this morning after losing the last of her numerous appeals.

I have been following the career of this woman since 2010 when she lost the election in Hamilton County to a Republican until after she won a federal lawsuit that required some previously uncounted votes to be counted. When they were counted, Hunter received enough votes to vault her over John Williams and win the election.
In the years following Tracie Hunter, a Black woman, began to demonstrate racial bias and favoritism toward Black defendants and I began to keep a record. But it was only after a Grand Jury indicted Tracie Hunter for 8-Felony counts of abuse in office was she put on trial for her crimes. The jury verdict was hung on 7 counts but convicted her of one and she was sentenced to six months in jail.

Watch the video of this disgraced former judge being dragged from the courtroom this morning. Justice is finally served.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Patriots call for NRA Executive Vice-President Wayne LaPierre's resignation

Alexander's Column

The Second Amendment v NRA Fratricidal Fire

"The NRA must get its act together quickly [and] stop the internal fighting." —Donald Trump
Mark Alexander · Jun. 26, 2019
“The ultimate authority … resides in the people alone. … The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any…” —James Madison (1788)
When I was 19, during the summer between my freshman and sophomore years, I graduated from a state police academy, which provided certification to work as a uniformed patrolman while completing my undergraduate degree. I was old enough to carry a sidearm as a police officer, but too young to purchase a handgun for academy training, so a department head purchased the gun for me to use for qualifications. These were the days just before semi-auto pistols became the standard sidearm, and my supervisor suggested a Colt revolver — a .357 Magnum Python with a four-inch barrel. It was my first sidearm, and I still have it.
I was the youngest recruit at the academy that summer, but on qualification day, I took the top marksmanship award with that Python — much to the mocking of the more experienced officers in my class. In the years that followed, I was involved in more than a few memorable calls ranging from humorous to life-threatening, and that Python was on my side for the whole tour. I even had the privilege of walking perimeter gun for two presidents.
A few years after graduating from college, I heard about two six-inch Pythons that were part of an estate sale — serial numbers three and five — and I managed to purchase those guns ahead of the auction for $2,500. That was a lot of money 30 years ago, and it was one of the most expensive “collectible” purchases I’ve ever made. But I have no regrets. In 2016, when doing an insurance evaluation, I thought those guns might now be worth twice their original value, and had each appraised. Much to my surprise, multiple appraisals returned values well into six figures for the pair. I was shocked at those valuations and decided against keeping something of such value in my house and paying those premiums.
Why am I telling you this?
Because I could’ve sold the two Pythons and put the proceeds against our home mortgage. But instead of having those end up in a private collection on somebody else’s shelf, I decided to share them with tens of thousands of people, and donated the pair to the NRA museum. They now belong to the NRA.
I did so because, like all Patriots, I’m a firearms enthusiast, and I want this donation to help inspire the next generation of Second Amendment defenders. Far more important than the value of those Pythons as works of art (which I think they are) is the fact that we need defenders of American Liberty in every generation — those who are committed to ensuring that “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Which leads me to this…
There is no way to put a smiley face on the contentious and disgraceful leadership disputes at the National Rifle Association. While those spilled into the public domain in April, for years concerns about how the organization spends its member dues have been simmering among some board and staff members.
After former NRA President Oliver North resigned in late April — during the national convention in Indianapolis — it became clear that those expenditure concerns were not only unresolved, but had metastasized.
For the record, I’m a lifetime member of the NRA.
Let me state clearly that I take no pleasure in publishing the following analysis, which may infringe upon some annual support from a few NRA principals. But my devotion and our Patriot Post team’s allegiance is, first and foremost, to Liberty, which is protected, first and foremost, by our Constitution’s Second Amendment. Thus, central to The Patriot Post’s mission is advocating for the Second Amendment.
By extension, we stand with the grassroots Americans who sustain Liberty — and the five million NRA members whose dues sustain that organization’s standing as the nation’s foremost defender of the Second Amendment against enemies seeking to weaken or repeal that venerable “palladium of the liberties of the republic.”
In his resignation letter, North, who was elected to his NRA office in May of 2018, wrote about his concern regarding the organization’s spending, and specifically that of NRA Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Wayne LaPierre: “There is a clear crisis — it needs to be dealt with immediately and responsibly so the NRA can continue to focus on protecting our Second Amendment.” North was in the process of setting up a special committee to look into alleged financial misappropriations, which he believed were serious enough to threaten the NRA’s nonprofit status.
LaPierre, who has been at the NRA’s helm since 1991 and has the support of most of the NRA board, retained his position after North’s departure. He’s been a very effective leader for many years, and he now enjoys an annual compensation package of more than $5 million.
The NRA tried to contain this internal dispute, but within weeks of North’s resignation and replacement by Carolyn Meadows, one of the NRA’s most respected board members, Allen West, called for LaPierre’s resignation.
West, a former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, former U.S. congressman, and longtime defender of the Second Amendment, said: “I do not support Wayne LaPierre continuing as the EVP/CEO of the NRA. There is a cabal of cronyism operating within the NRA and that exists within the Board of Directors. It must cease, and I do not care if I draw their angst. … It’s very important for us to have the trust and confidence of the members.”
Indeed it is.
At a time when the mayors of the nation’s most powerful socialist Democrat urban centers, New York and Los Angeles, in collusion with their Leftmedia propagandists, are trying to silence the NRA’s advocacy of our First Civil Right — the Second Amendment — by suppressing the organization’s First Amendment rights, the NRA dispute has become a very public distraction from its all-important agenda.
LaPierre said of the New York case, “This is perhaps the most important First Amendment case in the history of the United States of America.” Unfortunately, what the NRA leadership is also dealing with is the most significant challenge to its organizational support and tax status in its history, and the Demo/MSM talkingheads are basking in the glow of this circular fratricidal fire.
Coinciding with North’s resignation, the NRA sued its ad agency, Ackerman McQueen, over millions of dollars in billing issues and amid accusations of questionable expenses, including those of LaPierre. As a result, the NRA announced Tuesday that it is shutting down NRATV.
Then, earlier this month, LaPierre decided to file suit against North over his alleged effort to “coerce” LaPierre’s resignation.
Adding insult to injury, LaPierre then suspended NRA legislative director Chris Cox for the same reason. Cox, who also ran the NRA’s PAC and was arguably more indispensable than LaPierre, responded to his suspension, saying, “For over 24 years, I have been a loyal and effective leader in this organization. My efforts have always been focused on serving the members of the National Rifle Association, and I will continue to focus all of my energy on carrying out our core mission of defending the Second Amendment.”
In the best interest of the NRA’s mission, Cox elected to resign today.
By way of disclosure, I’ve met all of the above players, but I know LaPierre and Cox primarily by reputation.
However, I first met LtCol Oliver North more than 30 years ago when he worked for Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council. After his involvement in the so-called Iran-Contra Affair, I helped North’s former commanding general raise the funds necessary for North’s legal defense. In 1991, his convictions were vacated and reversed, and all charges filed against him dismissed.
Suffice it to say, I supported North because he was then, and remains now, a Patriot of the first order.
As for LtCol Allen West, in 2003 The Patriot Post was his earliest defender after he was charged with violating Articles 128 (assault) and 134 (general article) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The charges stemmed from an incident during Operation Iraqi Freedom, when West received an intelligence briefing of a pending plot to ambush men under his command near Tikrit, Iraq. In an effort to convince a detainee to divulge what he knew about the plot, West discharged his sidearm within safe proximity of the man’s head. “I know the method I used was not right,” said West, “but I wanted to take care of my soldiers.”
He did just that, and in order to defend West, we launched a successful media campaign. His charges were ultimately referred to an Article 15 proceeding instead of a court-martial, which resulted in a fine, but he was still relieved of his command. Notably, there were no ambushes against American forces in Taji until after West’s departure.
As is the case with Oliver North, Allen West is a Patriot of the first order.
The bottom line with the NRA disputes is this: It’s Wayne LaPierre against North, West, and Cox — and, increasingly, against the NRA’s grassroots membership. So, who should I side with amid what firearms policy expert Stephen Gutowski correctly labels “Chaos at the NRA”?
As such battles of Titans go, there is one thing that is plain to me, and it does not require taking any side other than that of the Second Amendment.
In his own letter to the NRA board about the dispute, LaPierre began with these words: “Leaders in every walk of life must often choose: between what is true, and what is polite; between what is convenient, and what is right.”
Regardless of the accusations being fired between battle lines, and taking full account of Wayne LaPierre’s remarkable service leading the NRA’s defense of the Second Amendment for decades, a growing number of NRA members agree with Allen West — that “what is right” for the good of the organization and its mission is for LaPierre to fall on his sword and humbly bow out. The fact he did not do so months ago is troubling.
Watching the NRA’s slow-motion leadership meltdown is reminiscent of another recent leadership meltdown that has left a once-great conservative organization in marked decline. It is my hope that the NRA does not go the way of the Boy Scouts of America. The NRA board needs to understand that the current dispute will show up in waning support for the organization in the coming years, if not resolved now.
The NRA’s most visible supporter, Donald Trump, insists, “The NRA … must get its act together quickly, stop the internal fighting, and get back to greatness fast!”
Achieving that goal is LaPierre’s responsibility.
All who stand with us as defenders of American Liberty have a stake in resolving the NRA dispute, and Justice Joseph Story outlined why in his foundational Commentaries on the Constitution: “The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.”
(P.S. Wayne, if you can’t do the right thing, my wife would appreciate the return of those Pythons so we can retire our mortgage.)
Semper Vigilans Fortis Paratus et Fidelis
Pro Deo et Libertate — 1776

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My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides.
For the record I have been a Life Member of the NRA for over 50 years and a Benefactor Level member for the last 10 years. I have also been vocal in protesting the NRA past policies aligning themselves with Democrats. Here is a list of my columns criticizing the NRA.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Heroes of the NRA shaft American gun owners. Again.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The day after the tidal wave hit Washington

Friday, August 13, 2010
The short history of the NRA: When you dance with the Devil you will get burned.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Is the NRA about to commit the ultimate treachery against gun owners?

Monday, June 13, 2011
Jeff Knox knows what's wrong with the NRA and so do I.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
NRA Political Victory Fund chairman Chris W. Cox needs a brain transplant

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
When playing politics, don't let 'backburning' bite you in the butt.

Saturday, November 20, 2010
Wayne LaPierre continues to complain about the monster the NRA helped create.

Monday, May 2, 2011
Can we really believe this: "NRA Vows to Take Down Obama in 2012”

Saturday, August 28, 2010
I've told the NRA: Not one damn dime for a Democrat

Wednesday, July 21, 2010
NRA-PVF Chairman Chris W. Cox tries to soothe anti-Reid complaints

Monday, April 9, 2012
The NRA is a contradiction in logic. You cannot fight the anti-gun politicians and feed them at the same time.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Wayne LaPierre Standing Guard: His left hand doesn't know what his right hand is doing.

Monday, August 30, 2010
NRA supports Democrats who support amnesty and gun control

Friday, July 2, 2010
Responding to the treachery of the National Rifle Association.