ARRA News Service
ARRA News Service facebook page  
News for social, fiscal & national security conservatives who believe in God, family & the USA. Upholding the rights granted by God & guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, traditional family values, "republican" principles / ideals, transparent & limited "smaller" government, free markets, lower taxes, due process of law, liberty & individual freedom. All content approval rests with the ARRA News Service Editor. Opinions are those of the authors. While varied positions are reported, beliefs & principles remain fixed. No revenue is generated for or by this site - no paid ads accepted - no payments for articles. Fair Use doctrine is posted & used.
Editor/Founder: Bill Smith, Ph.D. [aka: OzarkGuru & 2010 AFP National Blogger of the Year]
Contact: (Pub. Since July, 2006)
    Home Page

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato (429-347 BC)

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Not Over Yet, Iran Threatens U.S. Ships, One University Fights Back

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Not Over Yet - Don't let big media tell you this race is over. The left is doing its best to demoralize conservatives, but this election is not over yet. Not by a long shot.

Polling this year has been wildly unpredictable. For example, in recent days three major national polls were released. One had Clinton up eight points, one had her up three points and one had Trump and Clinton tied. Only one of those polls surveyed likely voters and that was poll that found Trump and Clinton tied at 44%.

Of course, the election isn't necessarily a national contest, but a series of state-by-state races that determine the outcome in the Electoral College. So let's see how Trump is doing in some key swing states.
  • A new poll finds Trump leading by two points in Florida -- 43% to 41%.
  • In North Carolina, Clinton is up just one point -- 48% to 47%. Given the poll's margin of error, Trump could be leading too.
  • In Nevada, one recent poll found Clinton leading Trump by only two points -- 44% to 42%. Barack Obama carried the state four years ago by six points.
  • In Iowa, another state Obama carried by six points, Trump and Clinton were tied at 40%.
  • There was breaking news earlier this month suggesting that Utah could be in play. Well, not so much. The latest poll has Trump up 20 points -- 53% to 33%.
That said, there are areas of concern. Missouri appears close. Clinton is leading in Ohio by four points, and polling indicates that Georgia is a dead heat. Losing any of those states would be devastating.

It must be noted that the Clinton campaign has spent tens of millions of dollars on ads. The Trump campaign has only just started to run ads in a handful of states. Hillary should be clobbering Trump! Yet the race is still close.

And Hillary is getting desperate. Today her campaign unveiled a disgusting video that attempts to link Donald Trump to the KKK and smears his supporters as racists. For Democrats to be reaching so low so early suggests to me that they are really worried. It is also a sign of what we can expect to see in the days ahead.

Now is the time to double down. Make sure all your friends and family members are registered to vote.

The Iran Wars
Random House (Aug. 23, 2016)
Iranian Boats Threaten U.S. Ships -  Earlier this week, we reported that Obama may have backed away from his Syrian "red line" because the Iranians made it clear that if we attacked their ally Assad, they would walk away from the nuclear negotiations. Obama has empowered Iran and its allies, while at the same time distancing the United States from our ally Israel.

The Iranians understand propaganda and the power of perception, particularly in the Middle East. Osama bin Laden once said that Muslims like to follow the "strong horse." Not surprisingly, Tehran is trying to prove that it is the strong horse in the Middle East, and so it is constantly trying to humiliate Obama and the United States.

The U.S. Navy suffered a terrible embarrassment earlier this year with the capture and mistreatment of our sailors. Now the Navy is having to endure further humiliation as Iranian boats harass our ships.

Yesterday, four Iranian boats approached the U.S.S. Nitze near the Strait of Hormuz. Various warnings, including radio messages, the ship's whistle and flares were all ignored. The boats came within 300 yards of the Nitze, which changed course "to de-escalate the situation and avoid collision."

A second ship, the U.S.S. Squall, was also harassed by Iranian boats. The Squall was forced to fire warning shots when the Iranian boats came as close as 200 yards.

This isn't a game. The Iranian navy is no match for the U.S. fleet. But there is one tactic that Iran has threatened which does concern our naval commanders. What would we do if a dozen small boats, each one packed with explosives, started racing toward a ship from various directions?

Ship defenses do not easily provide an answer to this challenge. Any answer would require us to start firing long before they were close enough to potentially ram one of our ships.

After seven and a half years, it's apparent this president is clueless. There are deep fears in Washington that the aggressive removal of military officers in recent years and their replacement by political hacks has left the Pentagon woefully unprepared to prevent a disaster from happening.

A Mohammed Problem? Two headlines today on the Drudge Report got my attention:

"Mohammed in Minneapolis Charged in ISIS Plot" and "Mohammed in Mississippi gets 8 years after ISIS recruits."

Interesting. Maybe Obama and Hillary are right -- maybe Islam doesn't have a problem with terrorism. Maybe we have a Mohammed problem.

Here's an idea: Perhaps instead of banning Muslim immigration, we just ban people named Mohammed!

One University Fights Back - It's no secret that the left dominates our university campuses. But I was pleased to read this morning that at least one major university was fighting back against some of the worst elements of political correctness.

Kudos to Dr. John Ellison, Dean of Students at the University of Chicago. He sent a letter to all incoming freshmen telling them to check their "trigger warnings" and to stuff their "safe spaces."

I hope you enjoy these excerpts as much as I did:

"Members of our community are encouraged to speak, write, listen, challenge, and learn, without fear of censorship. Civility and mutual respect are vital to all of us, and freedom of expression does not mean the freedom to harass or threaten others. You will find that we expect members of our community to be engaged in rigorous debate, discussion, and even disagreement. At times this may challenge you and even cause discomfort.

"Our commitment to academic freedom means that we do not support so called 'trigger warnings,' we do not cancel invited speakers because their topics might prove controversial, and we do not condone the creation of intellectual 'safe spaces' where individuals can retreat from ideas and perspectives at odds with their own.

"Fostering the free exchange of ideas reinforces a related University priority -- building a campus that welcomes people of all backgrounds."
Now that is real tolerance!

You can read the entire letter here.
Gary Bauer is a conservative family values advocate and serves as president of American Values and chairman of the Campaign for Working Families

Tags: Gary Bauer, Campaign for Working Families, Not Over Yet, Iran,  Threatens, U.S. Ships, The Iran Wars,  Univ. of Chicago, Fights Back, real tolerance To share or post to your site, click on "Post Link". Please mention / link to the ARRA News Service. and "Like" Facebook Page - Thanks!
Posted by Bill Smith at 4:00 PM - Post Link


Post a Comment

<< Home

View U.S. National Debt

Don't miss anything!
Subscribe to the
ARRA News Service
It's FREE & No Ads!

You will receive a verification email
& must validate you subscribed!

You Then Receive One Email Each AM
With Prior Days Articles / Toons / More

Also, Join us at:

Recent Posts:
Personal Tweets by the editor:
Dr. Bill - OzarkGuru - @arra
#Christian Conservative; Retired USAF & Grad Professor. Constitution NRA ProLife schoolchoice fairtax - Editor ARRA NEWS SERVICE. THANKS FOR FOLLOWING!

Action Links!
Arkansas State Senators
AR State Representatives
Arkansas Governor Office
Arkansas Attorney General
Bankrupting America
US House of Representatives
US Senators
Family Research Council
Sunshine Review

Facebook Accts - Dr. Bill Smith
ARRA News Service
Arkansans Against Big Government
Alley-White Am. Legion #52
Catholics & Protestants United Against Discrimination
End Taxpayer Funding of NPR
Overturn Roe V. Wade
Prolife Soldiers
Project Wildfire 4 Life
Republican Liberty Caucus of Arkansas
The Gold Standard
US Atty Gen Loretta Lynch, aka Eric Holder, Must Go
Veterans for Sarah Palin
Why Vote for Hillary (Satire)
FB Groups:
Arkansas For Sarah Palin
Arkansas Conservative Caucus
Arkansas County Tea Party
Arkansans' Discussion Group on National Issues
Blogs for Borders
Conservative Solutions
Conservative Voices
Defend Marriage -- Arkansas
FairTax Nation
Arkansas for FairTax
Friends of the TEA Party in Arkansas
Freedom Roundtable
Let's Mine AR Lignite NOW!
Pro-Life Rocks - Arkansas
Republican Network
Republican Liberty Caucus of AR
Reject the U.N.


Request Via
Article Comment

Links to ARRA News
A Patriotic Nurse
Agora Associates
a12iggymom's Blog
America, You Asked For It!
Americans for a Free Republic
America's Best Choice
America's Whatchtower
An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings
ARRA Twitter
As A Matter of Fact
As The Crackerhead Crumbles
Baaad Media!
Black & Right
Blogs For Borders
Blogs for Palin
Blow the Trumpet Ministry
Boot Berryism
Cap'n Bob & the Damsel
Chicago Ray Report
Chuck Baldwin - links
Citizen Pamphleteer
Common Cents
Conservative Hideout
Conservative Observer AZ
Conservative Voices
Conway Real Deal
Defeat Obama's Agenda
Diana's Corner
eGOP News
Florida Pundit
Franklin Online Outreach
Freedom For US Now
Free Zone Media Center
For God and Liberty
Garland County Republicans
Greater Fitchburg For Life
Guns and Religion
Lasting Liberty Blog
Liberal Isn't Amy
Liberty's Lifeline
Maggie's Notebook
Marathon Pundit
Monkey in the Middle
NASA Satellites
No Runny Eggs
Okie Campaigns
Our Voices Arkansas
Patriot's Corner
Publius Forum
Randy's Roundtable
Real Debate Wisconsin
Religion and Morality
Right on Issues that Matter
Right Reason
Rocking on the Right Side
Saber Point
Saline Watchdog
Secure Arkansas
Sentry Journal
Sultan Knish
Stop Obama Satire & Cartoons
The Arkansas Patriot
The Audacity of Logic
The Blue Eye View
The Bobo Files
The Born Again Americans
TEA Party Cartoons
The Conservative Citizen
The Foxhole | Unapologetic Patriot
The Liberty Republican
The Lid
The Looking Spoon
The Maritime Sentry
The O Word
The Path to Tyranny Blog
The Real Polichick
The War on Guns
Truth About Obamacare
Twitter @ARRA
Warning Signs
Women's Prayer & Action

Editor's Managed Twitter Accounts
Twitter Dr. Bill Smith @arra
Twitter Arkansas @GOPNetwork
Twitter @BootBerryism
Twitter @SovereignAllies
Twitter @FairTaxNation

Editor's Recommended Orgs
Accuracy in Media (AIM)
American Committment
American Culture & Faith Institute
American Enterprise Institute
American Family Business Institute
Americans for Limited Government
Americans for Prosperity
Americans for Tax Reform
American Security Council Fdn
AR Faith & Ethics Council
Arkansas Policy Foundation
Ayn Rand Institute
Bill of Rights Institute
Campaign for Working Families
Center for Individual Freedom
Center for Immigration Studies
Center for Just Society
Center for Freedom & Prosperity
Citizens Against Gov't Waste
Citizens in Charge Foundstion
Coalition for the Future American Worker
Competitive Enterprise Institute
Concerned Veterans for America
Concerned Women for America
Declaration of Am. Renewal
Eagle Forum
Family Research Council
Family Security Matters
Franklin Center for Gov't & Public Integrity
Freedom Works
Gingrich Productions
Global Incident Map
Great Americans
Gold Standard 2012 Project
Gun Owners of America (GOA)
Heritage Action for America
David Horowitz Freedom Center
Institute For Justice
Institute for Truth in Accounting
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Judicial Watch
Less Government
Media Reseach Center
National Center for Policy Analysis
National Right To Work Foundation
National Rifle Association (NRA)
National Rifle Association (NRA-ILA)
News Busters
O'Bluejacket's Patriotic Flicks
Open Secrets
Presidential Prayer Team
Religious Freedom Coalition
Renew America
Ron Paul Institute
State Policy Network
Tax Foundation
Tax Policy Center
The Club for Growth
The Federalist
The Gold Standard Now
The Heritage Foundation
The Leadership Institute
Union Facts

Blogs For Borders

Reject the United Nations

Adopt Our Troops in Prayer

Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11

FairTax Nation on FaceBook
Friends of Israel - Stand with Israel
Blog Feeds
Syndicated - Get the ARRA News Service feed Syndicated!
ARRA Blog Feed

Add to Google Reader or Homepage

Add to The Free Dictionary

Powered by Blogger

  • How To Exchange Links!
  • Comments by contributing authors or other sources do not necessarily reflect the position the editor, other contributing authors, sources, readers, or commenters. No contributors, or editors are paid for articles, images, cartoons, etc. While having reported on and promoting the beliefs associated with the ARRA, this blog/site is not controlled by nor funded by the ARRA. This site/blog does not advertise for money or services nor does it solicit funding for its support.
  • Fair Use: This site/blog may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available to advance understanding of political, human rights, economic, democracy, and social justice issues, etc. This constitutes a 'fair use' of such copyrighted material as provided for in section Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 of the US Copyright Law. Per said section, the material on this site/blog is distributed without profit to readers to view for the expressed purpose of viewing the included information for research, educational, or satirical purposes. Any person/entity seeking to use copyrighted material shared on this site/blog for purposes that go beyond "fair use," must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
  • © 2006 - 2017 ARRA News Service
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.