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By The Hot Spot | May 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
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Status of ISIS

ISIS is advancing in Syria, Iraq and Libya

A key Iraqi city, Ramadi, located less than 80 miles from Baghdad, fell this past weekend.

The ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, 130 miles from Damascus, was seized by ISIS yesterday. Roman artifacts from the 1st century A.D. – part of a UNESCO historic site – are being threatened with destruction by the Islamic State.

Today, a major city in Libya, Sirte, was taken over by the jihadist group.

Last summer, ISIS blew up …

By The Hot Spot | May 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The House just passed HR 1191 that purports to restore Congressional oversight over the President’s negotiations with Iran’s fascist-Islamic leaders.  I believe it completely missed the point.

Any agreement with Iran’s leaders is meaningless, because their word is meaningless.

Our Constitution requires that any treaty be approved by 2/3 of the Senate.  This wasn’t going to happen, so Mr. Obama simply redefined the prospective treaty as an agreement between leaders – an agreement with no force of law and no legal standing.

I …

By The Hot Spot | May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
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From Conservative Review:

Republicans can fool some of the people some of the time, but they can’t fool all the people all the time.  They can only go so far in reneging on every campaign promise before the public begins to realize the extent of the betrayal.  Now, a new comprehensive poll from the Pew Research Center confirms that this time has come.

Pew asked respondents …

By The Hot Spot | May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

I was honored to address the nation on free trade this weekend by giving the Weekly Republican Address.

Trade means prosperity.  More markets for American products means more jobs and higher wages for American workers.  More products entering our economy means more consumer choices and lower prices.

But here’s the problem: unfair trade regulations, labor standards, high taxes and foreign subsidies often put American workers at a real disadvantage.  To remove these barriers, we have to negotiate trade agreements to put Americans …

By The Hot Spot | May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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ViaWFMZ, via Weasel Zippers

Mayor Ed Hozza of Whitehall Township in Lehigh County faced a small army of hostile military veterans during Monday night’s township commissioners meeting.

They were angry because the mayor had a POW/MIA flag taken down from a flag pole so a Syrian flag-raising event could be held outside the township building on April 18. Some called for Hozza to resign.

One man claimed he violated federal …

By The Hot Spot | May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
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The General Election in UK has resulted in the first majority Conservative Party victory in a generation. As usual, the British electorate has spoken with great common sense, apart from the Scots, who seem to be carried away on their own trajectory.

The election results were extremely “good for the Jews“.

The Conservatives are fairly pro-Israel, and David Cameron has been very supportive of the Jewish community in the UK, in terms of clamping down on foreign originated anti-Semitism. He appears to …

By The Hot Spot | May 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

What was the purpose of writing a Constitution in the founding of these United States of America, following our separation from England? We must be reminded that before the migration from Europe to this newly discovered land, all people of the civilized world were ruled by Kings. No man or woman, except the rulers, were free to pursue their own happiness. Even the people of the original thirteen established states of this new land were ruled, as a colony, by …

By The Hot Spot | May 9, 2015 | 2 Comments

(Part 1 and 2)

Why have we in Western societies been so confused as to how to fight the destruction of our own culture?

What is the REAL meaning of the term “Islamophobe” and how pundits like the Bill O’Reilly gang use it to blame the victim. Ironically, a page out of the Islamists playbook.

The answer is not just a good and evil or a black and white argument. If it was, we’d be able to defeat the totalitarian political ideology …

By The Hot Spot | May 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Part 2 of 3. (Part 1 here and 3 here.)

I’ve heard about O’Reilly’s anti-jihad views, but when it was time to put his money where his mouth was, he, along with his kindred spirits – flinched. Laura Ingraham even sheepishly said on Bill’s show that her “conservative constituency was gonna come after her” for her agreeing with O’Reilly. Well Laura, you’re right about that as you were wrong about your momentary flinch away from the support of the First …

By The Hot Spot | May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

Some important facts:

1) The U.S. electrical grid is largely unprotected and could be critically damaged by an EMP attack – the detonation of a nuclear weapon in space.  (NOTE:  This can take place undetected).

2) North Korea has ICBMs armed with nuclear warheads that could be used to launch an EMP attack.

3) The U.S. can defend against an attack from the North but NOT from the South.  We have NO early warning or interceptor systems facing South.  Iran and North Korea …