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Juneteenth

“Juneteenth,” the day that former slaves in Texas learned of their emancipation has always been a holiday in that state, but not so much in the rest of the country. From the Jacksonville (Texas) Progress:

Juneteenth, traditionally celebrated on June 19, is the name given to emancipation day by African-Americans in Texas. On June 19, 1865 Union Major-General Gordon Granger issued a statement of General Orders No.3 to the people of Galveston. It read:”The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere.” (emphasis mine)


Interesting that back in the day, freedom was not as hard a sell as it seems to be today, when so many seem eager to seek the shackles of government dependency. I can only hope and pray that people will realize what a mistake that is.

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Overcoming Obamacare, Plus Obama’s War on the 2nd Amendment-Today on The Teri O’Brien Show

This week we learned that, in addition to his many other talents, Joe Biden is also a firearms’ expert. Who knew? He got a little testy during what he thought would be another anti-Second Amendment agitprop fest, this time for Parents’ magazine, when a questioner suggested that the administration’s proposals might make it difficult for law-abiding Americans to defend themselves, and offered the sage advice he gave his wife, specifically, get a shot gun and if you hear a noise, go out on the back porch and fire a couple of blasts. Note to Girl Scouts: don’t show up unannounced at the Biden house!

Could that shotgun, which the clearly clueless Mr. Biden thinks is easier to shoot than an AR-15, be banned by the Obama administration? Yes, it could, according to David Kopel, Research Director of Colorado’s Independence Institute, Adjunct Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law, Denver University, Sturm College of Law, and one of America’s leading experts  on the 2nd Amendment. He’ll join us, and share his thoughts about what the Obama administration has in mind to trample on our 2nd Amendment rights.

Sadly, our hopes of ridding America of the scourge of Obamacare, at least anytime soon, evaporated last November with the re-election of Barack Obama. Now that we’re stuck with it, how will it affect you and your family?We’ll get answers from someone who has been fighting the federal government’s takeover of our health care system for over 20 years, Dr. Betsy McCaughey. Her new book, Beating Obamacare, is an essential handbook for protecting yourself. Despite what Nancy Pelosi said, you don’t have to read the law to find out what’s in it. We’l tell you today.

Barack Obama put on a clinic in demagoguery earlier this week, shaking his fists over the scary “sequester,” that even Jay Carney has admitted was his idea. The administration’s point man on the Sunday morning shows is the poster boy for the fact that politics is the last refuge of the mediocre, the buffoonish “Republican” Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. He goes on the Sunday shows, and hilarity ensues.

It’s Oscar Sunday, and it’s clear now why so many in Hollywood love the film “Lincoln.” Plus Producer Thomas’ list of conservative movies you’d love to see.

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There He Goes Again: Barack Obama’s Do As I Say, Not As I Do Policy

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For many years, many have watched in alternating open-mouthed shock and even grudging admiration, marveling at our Dear Reader’s ability to say, as in read from his TelePrompTer, anything, no matter how obviously at war with reality and common sense, with a straight face. The latest example I’ve seen happened this morning, as he addressed a group of governors, in D.C. for the National Governors Association Meeting.

Background: as we discussed yesterday on the Teri O’Brien Show, the real reason B. Hussein has been distancing himself from the labor unrest in Wisconsin isn’t that whenever he insinuates himself into a local controversy, he steps in it, although that is certainly true. Examples include “the Cambridge police acted stupidly,” the Ground Zero mosque, and Arizona’s immigration law. The real reason is that Gov. Scott Walker is attempting to give himself the same flexibility to deal with his state’s public employees that a democrat Congress and democrat president, Jimmy Carter, gave the federal government in 1978. Kimberly Strassel wrote about it in last Friday’s Wall Street Journal. Her piece is a must read.

So this morning while speechifyin’ to the govs, Obama said this:

I also know that many of you are making decisions regarding your public workforces, and I know how difficult that can be. I recently froze the salaries of federal employees for two years. It wasn’t something that I wanted to do, but I did it because of the very tough fiscal situation that we’re in.
So I believe that everybody should be prepared to give up something in order to solve our budget challenges, and I think most public servants agree with that. Democrats and Republicans agree with that. In fact, many public employees in your respective states have already agreed to cuts.
But let me also say this: I don’t think it does anybody any good when public employees are denigrated or vilified or their rights are infringed upon.(emphasis mine)

Listen to the audio at this link:

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So the Demagogue-in-Chief wants the flexibility to score political points and even save a few federal dollars trumpeting his wage freeze, while at the same time supporting the thugs in Wisconsin who are trying to undo the effects of the November election. What about the supposed “rights” of federal employees, Mr. Obama? Will ANY one of those ever-vigilant truth seekers in the Jurassic media ask the One how he reconciles these two statements, made within minutes of each other? I’m not holding my breath.

He also stated:
This hasn’t traditionally been a partisan issue. Lincoln laid the rails during the course of a civil war. Eisenhower built the Interstate Highway System.

Excuse me, man-god, but weren’t both of those presidents Republicans? Dumb ass.