Posted by: The Dauntless Conservative | February 8, 2017

Judicial Overreach


Judge Robart is over stepping his judicial boundaries by his stay on Trump’s Executive Order. Congress reaffirmed the president’s power with respect to decisions excluding aliens in the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), which was originally enacted in 1952, and has been amended several times, including in 1996. The following language has remained intact: “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or non-immigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.” (8 U.S.C. § 1182(f)).

Common sense and good judgement should dictate that immigrants from several islamic nations which are known to be problematic with harboring terrorist/exporting terrorism should not be allowed into the USA. The reason is they cannot be vetted. These countries have little or no infrastructure for vetting. National media has distorted the truth on Trump’s Executive Order..

US Citizenship and Immigration Service

Judicial Overreach on National Security

8 US Code 1182f

Posted by: The Dauntless Conservative | August 5, 2015

Capt Stanley “Swede” Vejtasa


I recently learned that Capt. Vejtasa passed away back in January 2013 at the age of 98. What a hero he was.

He was one of greatest aviators of all time. Fair winds and following seas, Captain. Capt. Vejtasa was featured in History Channels “Dogfights-Long Odds” episode. https://youtu.be/uuetJER3Zd4

http://navalaviationnews.navylive.dodlive.mil/2013/05/09/swede-vejtasa-in-memoriam/

Posted by: The Dauntless Conservative | November 7, 2012

Why Romney and Ryan lost the 2012 Election


This is only my post-election analysis and nothing more; not that I did not like the Romney/Ryan ticket, but to give my analysis of what I think went wrong. Romney and Ryan FAILED miserably to respond and articulate away the following lies that the liar-in-chief drummed up since he first ran for president in 2007 or so. The common denominator that I saw on obamarx campaigning since he has been in office is that he has hammered some big lies and it went like this: “We can’t go back to the policies of George Bush that got us in this mess” and “Lets go back to the policies of Bill Clinton.” He hammered those two lies everywhere and every time I saw him on the boobtube. Romney and Ryan FAILED to articulate/counter those two lies away. These two lies are so embedded, subliminally, in the minds of the electorate to the point it is accepted as truth and nothing you or I can say will change their minds. Same thing with the FDR generation. “FDR saved us from the Great Depression” lie has been hammered in the minds by the media and educational establishment for generations that it is accepted as truth. Yet nothing could be further from the truth as that. That is how, in my opinion, obamarx and foot-in-mouth lunch box joe won. Now, where have we seen this before?

The obama big lie says “We can’t go back to the Bush failed policies that didn’t work and got us into this mess (paraphrased)”.

What policies are you talking about, Barry? As far as tax policy goes, they most certainly did boost the economy…

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2003/05/20030528-9.html

https://thedauntlessconservative.wordpress.com/2010/08/14/bush-tax-cuts-worked/

Furthermore Barry;

Setting the Record Straight: The Three Most Egregious Claims In The New York Times Article On The Housing Crisis:
http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2008/12/20081221-2.html

Just the Facts: The Administration’s Unheeded Warnings About the Systemic Risk Posed by the GSEs

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2008/09/20080919-15.html

Setting the Record Straight: Six Years of Unheeded Warnings for GSE Reform The Washington Times Fails To Research The Administration’s Efforts To Reform Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2008/10/20081009-10.html

Furthermore Barry, more of the democrat party lies since FDR are debunked here:

Great Myths of the Great Depression http://www.mackinac.org/4013

Posted by: The Dauntless Conservative | August 27, 2012

Honors to Neil Armstrong


Neil Armstrong was boyhood hero of mine. He inspired me to “go where no one has gone before”. Not sure if I have arrived there yet, but I am still in the driver’s seat. I couldn’t fly for vision reasons, but I certainly did see much of this earth thanks to the US Navy. Having the first man on the moon being a Naval aviator made me proud. Maybe I can finish seeing the rest of this earth one day, at least put it on my bucket list.

From the Navy Times:

http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/08/ap-neil-armstrong-moonwalker-former-navy-pilot-82-dies-082512/

 

CINCINNATI — Neil Armstrong made “one giant leap for mankind” with a small step onto the moon.

He commanded the historic landing of the Apollo 11 spacecraft on the moon July 20, 1969, capping the most daring of the 20th century’s scientific expeditions and becoming the first man to walk on the moon.

His first words after the feat are etched in history books and the memories of the spellbound millions who heard them in a live broadcast.

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” Armstrong said. He insisted later that he had said “a” before man, but said he, too, couldn’t hear it in the version that went to the world.

Armstrong, who had bypass surgery earlier this month, died Saturday at age 82 from what his family said were complications of heart procedures. His family didn’t say where he died; he had lived in suburban Cincinnati.

He was “a reluctant American hero who always believed he was just doing his job,” his family said in a statement.

The moonwalk marked America’s victory in the Cold War space race that began Oct. 4, 1957, with the launch of the Soviet Union’s Sputnik 1, a 184-pound satellite that sent shock waves around the world. The accomplishment fulfilled a commitment President John F. Kennedy made for the nation to put a man on the moon before the end of 1960s.

Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent nearly three hours walking on the lunar surface, collecting samples, conducting experiments and taking photographs.

“The sights were simply magnificent, beyond any visual experience that I had ever been exposed to,” Armstrong once said.

In those first few moments on the moon, Armstrong stopped in what he called “a tender moment” and left a patch to commemorate NASA astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts who had died in action.

Although he had been a Navy fighter pilot, a test pilot for NASA’s forerunner and an astronaut, the modest Armstrong never allowed himself to be caught up in the celebrity and glamour of the space program.

“I am, and ever will be, a white socks, pocket protector, nerdy engineer,” he said in 2000 in one of his rare public appearances. “And I take a substantial amount of pride in the accomplishments of my profession.”

Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, who interviewed Armstrong for NASA’s oral history project, said Armstrong fit every requirement the space agency needed for the first man to walk on moon, especially because of his engineering skills and the way he handled celebrity by shunning it.

“I think his genius was in his reclusiveness,” said Brinkley. “He was the ultimate hero in an era of corruptible men.”

Fellow Ohioan and astronaut John Glenn, one of Armstrong’s closest friends, recalled Saturday how Armstrong was on low fuel when he finally brought the lunar module Eagle down on the Sea of Tranquility.

“That showed a dedication to what he was doing that was admirable,” Glenn said.

A man who kept away from cameras, Armstrong went public in 2010 with his concerns about President Barack Obama’s space policy that shifted attention away from a return to the moon and emphasized private companies developing spaceships. He testified before Congress, and in an email to The Associated Press, Armstrong said he had “substantial reservations.”

Along with more than two dozen Apollo-era veterans, he signed a letter calling the plan a “misguided proposal that forces NASA out of human space operations for the foreseeable future.”

Armstrong was among the greatest of American heroes, Obama said in a statement.

“When he and his fellow crew members lifted off aboard Apollo 11 in 1969, they carried with them the aspirations of an entire nation. They set out to show the world that the American spirit can see beyond what seems unimaginable — that with enough drive and ingenuity, anything is possible,” Obama said.

Obama’s Republican opponent Mitt Romney echoed those sentiments, calling Armstrong an American hero whose passion for space, science and discovery will inspire him for the rest of his life.

“With courage unmeasured and unbounded love for his country, he walked where man had never walked before. The moon will miss its first son of earth,” Romney said.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden recalled Armstrong’s grace and humility.

“As long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be included in them, remembered for taking humankind’s first small step on a world beyond our own,” Bolden said in a statement.

Armstrong’s modesty and self-effacing manner never faded.

When he appeared in Dayton in 2003 to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of powered flight, he bounded onto a stage before a packed baseball stadium. But he spoke for only a few seconds, did not mention the moon, and quickly ducked out of the spotlight.

He later joined Glenn, by then a senator, to lay wreaths on the graves of Wilbur and Orville Wright. Glenn introduced Armstrong and noted that day was the 34th anniversary of his moonwalk.

“Thank you, John. Thirty-four years?” Armstrong quipped, as if he hadn’t given it a thought.

At another joint appearance, Glenn commented: “To this day, he’s the one person on earth I’m truly, truly envious of.”

Armstrong’s moonwalk capped a series of accomplishments that included piloting the X-15 rocket plane and making the first space docking during the Gemini 8 mission, which included a successful emergency splashdown.

In the years afterward, Armstrong retreated to the quiet of the classroom and his southwestern Ohio farm. In an Australian interview earlier this year, Armstrong acknowledged that “now and then I miss the excitement about being in the cockpit of an airplane and doing new things.”

Glenn, who went through jungle training in Panama with Armstrong as part of the astronaut program, described him as “exceptionally brilliant” with technical matters but “rather retiring, doesn’t like to be thrust into the limelight much.”

The 1969 landing met an audacious deadline that President Kennedy had set in May 1961, shortly after Alan Shepard became the first American in space with a 15-minute suborbital flight. (Soviet cosmonaut Yuri A. Gagarin had orbited the Earth and beaten the U.S. into space the previous month.)

“I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before the decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth,” Kennedy had said. “No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important to the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish.”

The end-of-decade goal was met with more than five months to spare. “Houston: Tranquility Base here,” Armstrong radioed after the spacecraft settled onto the moon. “The Eagle has landed.”

“Roger, Tranquility,” Apollo astronaut Charles Duke radioed back from Mission Control. “We copy you on the ground. You’ve got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We’re breathing again. Thanks a lot.”

The third astronaut on the mission, Michael Collins, circled the moon in the mother ship Columbia 60 miles overhead while Armstrong and Aldrin went to the moon’s surface.

“He was the best, and I will miss him terribly,” Collins said through NASA.

In all, 12 American astronauts walked on the moon before the last moon mission in 1972.

For Americans, reaching the moon provided uplift and respite from the Vietnam War, from strife in the Middle East, from the startling news just a few days earlier that a young woman had drowned in a car driven off a wooden bridge on Chappaquiddick Island by Sen. Edward Kennedy. The landing occurred as organizers were gearing up for Woodstock, the legendary three-day rock festival on a farm in the Catskills of New York.

Armstrong was born Aug. 5, 1930, on a farm near Wapakoneta in western Ohio. He took his first airplane ride at age 6 and developed a fascination with aviation that prompted him to build model airplanes and conduct experiments in a homemade wind tunnel.

As a boy, he worked at a pharmacy and took flying lessons. He was licensed to fly at 16, before he got his driver’s license.

Armstrong enrolled in Purdue University to study aeronautical engineering but was called to duty with the U.S. Navy in 1949 and flew 78 combat missions in Korea.

After the war, Armstrong finished his degree from Purdue and later earned a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California. He became a test pilot with what evolved into the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, flying more than 200 kinds of aircraft from gliders to jets.

Armstrong was accepted into NASA’s second astronaut class in 1962 — the first, including Glenn, was chosen in 1959. He commanded the Gemini 8 mission in 1966, bringing back the capsule back in an emergency landing in the Pacific Ocean when a wildly firing thruster kicked it out of orbit.

Aldrin said he and Armstrong were not prone to free exchanges of sentiment.

“But there was that moment on the moon, a brief moment, in which we sort of looked at each other and slapped each other on the shoulder … and said, ‘We made it. Good show,’ or something like that,” Aldrin said.

An estimated 600 million people — a fifth of the world’s population — watched and listened to the landing, the largest audience for any single event in history.

Parents huddled with their children in front of the family television, mesmerized by what they were witnessing. Farmers abandoned their nightly milking duties, and motorists pulled off the highway and checked into motels just to see the moonwalk.

Television-less campers in California ran to their cars to catch the word on the radio. Boy Scouts at a camp in Michigan watched on a generator-powered television supplied by a parent.

Afterward, people walked out of their homes and gazed at the moon, in awe of what they had just seen. Others peeked through telescopes in hopes of spotting the astronauts.

In Wapakoneta, media and souvenir frenzy was swirling around the home of Armstrong’s parents.

“You couldn’t see the house for the news media,” recalled John Zwez, former manager of the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum. “People were pulling grass out of their front yard.”

Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins were given ticker tape parades in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and later made a 22-nation world tour. A homecoming in Wapakoneta drew 50,000 people to the city of 9,000.

In 1970, Armstrong was appointed deputy associate administrator for aeronautics at NASA but left the following year to teach aerospace engineering at the University of Cincinnati.

He remained there until 1979 and during that time bought a 310-acre farm near Lebanon, where he raised cattle and corn. He stayed out of public view, accepting few requests for interviews or speeches.

In 2000, when he agreed to announce the top 20 engineering achievements of the 20th Century as voted by the National Academy of Engineering, Armstrong mentioned one disappointment relating to his moonwalk.

“I can honestly say — and it’s a big surprise to me — that I have never had a dream about being on the moon,” he said.

From 1982 to 1992, Armstrong was chairman of Charlottesville, Va.-based Computing Technologies for Aviation Inc., a company that supplies computer information management systems for business aircraft.

He then became chairman of AIL Systems Inc., an electronic systems company in Deer Park, N.Y.

Armstrong married Carol Knight in 1999, and the couple lived in Indian Hill, a Cincinnati suburb. He had two adult sons from a previous marriage.

Armstrong’s is the second death in a month of one of NASA’s most visible, history-making astronauts. Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, died of pancreatic cancer on July 23 at age 61.

Just prior to the 50th anniversary of Glenn’s orbital flight this past February, Armstrong offered high praise to the elder astronaut. Noted Armstrong in an email: “I am hoping I will be ‘in his shoes’ and have as much success in longevity as he has demonstrated.” Glenn is 91.

At the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles on Saturday, visitors held a minute of silence for Armstrong.

For anyone else who wanted to remember him, his family’s statement made a simple request:

“Honor his example of service, accomplishment and modesty, and the next time you walk outside on a clear night and see the moon smiling down at you, think of Neil Armstrong and give him a wink.”

Borenstein reported from Washington. Associated Press writer Steve Peoples in New Hampshire and AP Science Writers Alicia Chang in Los Angeles and Marcia Dunn in Cape Canaveral, Fla., contributed to this report.

Posted by: The Dauntless Conservative | July 4, 2012

Independence Day


 

A nation is born…I encourage the viewing of John Adams, an HBO production.

http://www.hbo.com/john-adams/index.html

Posted by: The Dauntless Conservative | July 1, 2012

There was no April surplus that the CBO reported


Back in April, the Congressional Budget Office reported a budget surplus here:

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/2012_04_MBR.pdf

Excerpt:

The Treasury realized a surplus of $58 billion in April
2012, CBO estimates, in contrast with the $40 billion
deficit reported for the same month last year.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/07/us-usa-budget-cbo-idUSBRE84615I20120507

The United States will post a budget surplus for April, the first month it will have done so since the 2007-2009 financial crisis, the Congressional Budget Office forecast on Monday.

http://articles.marketwatch.com/2012-05-07/economy/31606140_1_budget-surplus-cbo-estimates-monthly-surplus

The U.S. government recorded a budget surplus of $58 billion in April, the Congressional Budget Office estimated on Monday, breaking a streak of deficits that began in 2008. The surplus — the first of Barack Obama’s presidency — was the result of both increased tax collection and lower government spending. Before April, the government had not run a surplus since September 2008, the month that the financial crisis struck the U.S. economy.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-10/u-s-posted-budget-surplus-of-59-1-billion-in-april.html

The U.S. government posted a budget surplus in April, the first in more than three years, as tax revenue climbed and spending dropped. Receipts topped outlays by $59.1 billion compared with a deficit of $40.4 billion in April 2011, the Treasury Department said today. Economists projected a $35 billion surplus, according to the median estimate in a Bloomberg News survey. It was the first surplus since September 2008 and the biggest since April 2008.

Oh, really? There was a deficit of  $110,289,386,116.60

But according the Bureau of Public Debt, the $58 billion number is false. Just go to http://www.publicdebt.treas.gov/ , click on a link called “See the  US Public debt to the penny”.

Below, I have compiled the data; click on the graph below for a larger view.

Posted by: The Dauntless Conservative | June 25, 2012

The Second Amendment


My thoughts on the 2nd are the same as the authors of these quotes.

“The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of the republic; since it offers a strong moral check against usurpation and arbitrary power of the rulers.”

– US Supreme Court Justice Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution 1833

“A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body, and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks.”

— Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States, From a letter to nephew Peter Carr, Paris, August 19, 1785

Posted by: The Dauntless Conservative | May 28, 2012

Memorial Day


We have because they gave all.

Posted by: The Dauntless Conservative | May 9, 2012

Black mob attacks white man and woman


Wave after wave of young men surged forward to take turns punching and kicking their victim.

The victim’s friend, a young woman, tried to pull him back into his car. Attackers came after her, pulling her hair, punching her head and causing a bloody scratch to the surface of her eye. She called 911. A recording told her all lines were busy. She called again. Busy. On her third try, she got through and, hysterical, could scream only their location.

Church and Brambleton. Church and Brambleton. Church and Brambleton.

It happened four blocks from where they work, here at The Virginian-Pilot.

http://hamptonroads.com.nyud.net/2012/05/beating-church-and-brambleton

Where is Eric Holder? Jesse Jackson? Al Sharpton? In the wake of the Trayvon Martin case, where Zimmerman was portrayed as a racist by the national media, which later NBC edited out part of the audio tapes of the 911 operator. Zimmerman was a registered democrat and comes from a multiracial family. This kind of hypocrisy from the leftwing media and the so-called black leadership has to stop.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/nbc-fires-producer-who-doctored-tape-of-zimmerman-911-call/

Posted by: The Dauntless Conservative | May 9, 2012

Black male thug kills WWII Bronze Star D-Day Veteran and wife


TULSA, Oklahoma

Tulsa Police have confirmed to News On 6 that an elderly man, who with his wife was brutally beaten by intruders to his home in March, has died.  Bob Strait, 90, was critically injured in the March 13 assault, which took place in the 3300 block of East Virgin Street.  The couple were married 65 years before Nancy Strait, 85, died at a Tulsa hospital from wounds sustained in the beating.

Tulsa Police have named 20-year-old Tyrone Woodfork the principal suspect in the case. He was booked into the Tulsa County Jail and faces several charges, including first-degree murder for the death of Nancy Strait.  Police said in addition to being beaten, Nancy Strait had been sexually assaulted, and Bob Strait had wounds to his face from a BB gun.  TPD said the body of Bob Strait has been transferred to the medical examiner, who will determine an official cause of death. If it is determined his injuries played a part in his death, more charges could be added to Woodfork.  Bob Strait’s girls said they could feel his death coming.

“Before, when I would walk by his room taking laundry, he would wink at me and wave and I’d wave back,” Strait’s daughter Andra said.

Bob stayed in a room at Andra’s after Nancy’s death. When he woke up, he could see pictures of his beloved wife as well as get well wishes from his great grandkids.

They say he would look at the pictures of his wife of more than 60 years and tears would fill his eyes.

“It was torture to see him hurting, that’s torture,” Strait’s daughter Lanora said. “Losing him is hard, but he’s not hurting anymore.”

They both believe Bob died as a direct result of being attacked and believe the man in custody should be charged with two murders.

“I believe Daddy would still be with us if he hadn’t killed mom,” Andra said. “He broke daddy’s jaw so he couldn’t eat, broke his ribs so he couldn’t get up and move around. We did get him up to watch the Braves game, but he even lost that joy.”

They hate their mother’s last moments on earth were filled with terror and their father’s with sorrow but take comfort in the memories and legacy the couple leaves behind.

Nancy was known for her gracious hospitality, homemade jams and quilts. Bob was known for his woodworking talents, making airplanes and cabinets for his kids and grandkids.

“He’s asleep,” Andra said. “No more pain, no more sorrow for his part. It’s what he wanted. He wanted to be where mom was and he’ll be buried with mama.”

Bob Strait was a paratrooper in World War II. He was with the historic 101st Airborne Division, where he was part of the D-Day invasion.  He was awarded the Bronze Star.

Nancy Strait grew up in a log cabin in Kenwood, Oklahoma, with no running water. She moved to Tulsa to work during the war, and when the war ended, she met Bob.

Three weeks later they were married: Friday the 13th in 1946.

A fund has been set up for the Straits. You can donate at any Arvest branch. It will remain open through June. The family wanted to thank everyone for their tremendous show of support.

http://www.newson6.com/global/story.asp?s=18148289

So, where is Jesse Jackson, Eric Holder and Al Sharpton?

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