Forgotten Heroes – Get it for the Veteran on your Christmas List

By Douglas V. Gibbs

Forgotten Heroes Synopsis: In Vietnam a group of Marines accept a mission to enter into neighboring Cambodia to pick up a defecting Russian General. Once across the border, a Russian officer not willing to let the general go so easily complicates the rescue when he pursues the group with Soviet Commando troops, and gives the Marines a little more trouble than they bargained for.

After a barrage of Hollywood films that have portrayed the American Soldier in a negative light, Jack Marino decided it was time to make a film that reveals the true nature of the military. The troops in Vietnam consisted of fathers, brothers, husbands, and sons. Each one of them were brothers in arms in that foreign land, with all of the same real emotions that one would expect them to have.

Jack Marino’s theatrical thank you to our forgotten heroes begins with a meeting near the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC. The pair of old friends reminisce, and send us back to a time when war in Vietnam was still a reality.

The discussion between the two veterans leads to the memory of a mission into Cambodia. A firefight erupts and it turns out to be an entanglement with Russian troops that are not even supposed to be there. As the firefight comes to its conclusion, two American Marines hiding nearby observe a Russian general, played by veteran actor William Smith. Later, the intel comes back on the general, and it turns out he wants to defect, and it is up to a team of United States Marines to bring him in. . . from Cambodia.

As the film works its way through the base camp in Vietnam, into the dark, moist jungles, and across the border into Cambodia, the realism of the scenery reaches out an pulls you into the action. The characters are rich with unique flavor, and the action rivals any of the war scenes Hollywood has to offer.

Forgotten Heroes also offers a quaint addition for those of you who have been fans of Hollywood films for generations, because the film carries a feel consistent with the war movies of the 1970s, as well it should.

Jack Marino has crafted a Vietnam movie that patriots have been waiting to see for a long time. The characters are real Americans in a situation that insists they be the best they have to offer. Forgotten Heroes is the perfect gift for veterans, and an appropriate way to say, “Thank you,” and “Welcome Home.”

– Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Published in: on December 14, 2009 at 7:34 pm  Comments (1)  
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John Wohlstetter Discusses “Sleepwalking Towards Armageddon” Tonight on Political Pistachio Radio

Two-time guest on the Political Pistachio Radio Revolution, John C. Wohlstetter, is a Senior Fellow for Technology and Society at the Seattle-based Discovery Institute. As a Washington DC attorney, whose corporate career in telecommunications spanned 22 years, he became a Senior Fellow for the Discovery Institute in April of 2001. Wohlstetter’s education includes degrees from the University of Miami, the Fordham University School of Law, and George Washington University.

John Wohlstetter publishes an online newsletter, “Bandwidth,” for Discovery, focusing on telecommunications and also on national security implications of information technology. He has published online and in print for The American Spectator, and also for National Review Online, on subjects ranging from telecommunications to space policy and national security.

September 30, 2009, John gave a speech in Seattle, entitled “Nuclear Arms: Sleepwalking Towards Armageddon”. The talk covered the history of the nuclear age, as well as illustrating the problems of nuclear proliferation & arms control.

His notes on the presentation can be found on his blog, as well as the link to the speech.

Letter From The Capitol – Nuclear Arms: Sleepwalking Towards Armageddon

Tonight during the second half of the Political Pistachio Radio Revolution, John joins us to discuss the presentation. Join the program live tonight at 7pm Pacific, or catch the archive later, at BlogTalkRadio.com/PoliticalPistachio.

Published in: on November 21, 2009 at 2:38 am  Leave a Comment  

Kamal Saleem, The Blood of Lambs, Story of a Former Terrorist

Saturday, June 13, 2009 Kamal Saleem: Former Muslim and Founder of Koome Ministries Joins Political Pistachio From Kamal Saleem’s Bio: Kamal Saleem was born to a large Sunni Muslim family in the heart of the Middle East. Kamal was recruited by the Muslim Brotherhood at a very early age and completed his first mission to Israel at the age of seven. After several years, in his late teens, Kamal was also recruited by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and other radical Muslim groups. The many years of his terrorist training resulted in Kamal mastering every form of offensive and defensive terrorist tactics. Kamal left his family and home in the Middle East as a young man to enter his mission field: the United States. He brought with him a tremendous passion to convert as many Christians and Jews as possible for the glory of Allah. He implemented his plan, and converted many people to Islam. Radical Islam is the most clear and present danger to both Christians and Jews in the world as we know it today. In 1985, Kamal’s world turned upside down when he was seriously injured in an automobile accident. A Christian man tended to Kamal at the accident scene, making sure he got the medical treatment he needed. Kamal’s orthopedic surgeon and physical therapist were also Christian men whom over a period of several months ministered the unconditional love of Jesus Christ to him as he recovered. The love and sacrificial giving of these men caused Kamal to cry out to God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob acknowledging his need for a Savior. Kamal has since become a man on a new mission, as an ambassador for the one true and living God, the great I Am, Jehovah God of the Bible. Kamal has tremendous insight into today’s world situation and a wealth of knowledge concerning the true culture and agenda of Islam. He is well versed in both the Koran and the Holy Bible. He believes radical Islam is the most clear and present danger to both Christians and Jews in the world, as we know it today. Kamal carries a message from God to awaken the church through the truth, education, and relationships. Kamal and his wife have been married for sixteen years. They have three children and five grandchildren. Eight years ago, his local church ordained Kamal as a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He currently teaches and speaks worldwide in churches, Jewish synagogues, Muslim communities, universities and high schools. He has also appeared worldwide on radio and television programs. The United States and Western Europe have recently been confronted with a reality that is quite honestly foreign. Islam is one of the fastest growing religions. Although the religion itself has been around for over 1400 years, its impacts worldwide has only just begun. We, as the Christian community, have very little understanding of what is commonplace to over 1.2 billion people. The Muslim community and its new found foothold in popular culture have inundated our culture, our media, and our universities. Christianity, as a community and a culture, has just now begun the difficult journey of understanding the people, the faith, and the history of a worldview that sees almost one-fifth of the world population dedicated to its teachings. When you hear Kamal Saleem speak, you will discover an individual who lived a life far different from what is stereotypically found in Western culture. Growing up in a Muslim country in a Muslim home, Kamal was raised in an environment we could not begin to understand. Motivated by his Muslim family teaching, Kamal entered an underground war at the age of seven, then moved to Western Europe and eventually to the United States to teach and convert Christians and Jews to the Islamic faith. While on his journey, Kamal found what his soul always longed for from the ONE he had so vehemently opposed. Tonight, Kamal Saleem is my guest on the Political Pistachio Radio Revolution. The show airs live at 7pm Pacific, 10pm Eastern, or you can listen to the archive later, HERE.

Published in: on June 14, 2009 at 2:21 am  Comments (1)  

Alan Keyes to be Arrested at Notre Dame, Again

Alan Keyes To Be Arrested At Notre Dame

Dr. Keyes Grants Douglas V. Gibbs First Interview After Being Released From Jail Saturday


Dr. Alan Keyes is a multiple Republican and Independent Presidential Candidate, a two time Republican U.S. Senate Candidate in Maryland, and a former Illinois U.S. Senate Candidate that ran against Barack Obama for that seat. Alan Keyes is also a former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, where he represented America’s sovereign interests in the U.N. General Assembly, under Ronald Reagan. He spent 11 years with the U.S. State Department, is a former Assistant Secretary of State, served in the U.S. Foreign Service, and was on the staff of the National Security Council before becoming Ronald Reagan’s Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations. He was President of Citizens Against Government Waste from 1989 to 1991, and is the founder of National Taxpayers’ Action Day.

Alan Keyes is a genuine conservative whose political views are based on America’s founding ideals, including the Declaration of Independence, and the U.S. Constitution. He is pro-life, pro-family, and pro-traditional marriage, without compromise. He is currently active in the nationwide debate regarding America’s moral crisis.

With a Ph.D. in government from Harvard, his dissertation was on constitutional theory. He served as Interim President of Alabama A&M University in 1991. He speaks French, and has studied three other languages, including ancient Greek.

Keye’s well-known criticism of Barack Obama includes declaring that the Obama Democrats are attempting to change our form of government into a Marxist System that denies freedoms to the people, and gives full control of the nation to a tyrannical government.

Last week Dr. Alan Keyes and 21 other protesters were arrested on the Notre Dame University campus for trespassing. They were there to protest Notre Dame’s decision to let the pro-abortion President of the United States speak at the commencement this coming weekend, May 17. Notre Dame is a Catholic University, and the Catholic Pope has proclaimed the Catholic Church to be pro-life.

This upcoming Friday Alan Keyes is expecting to be arrested again while protesting on Notre Dame’s campus. He will once again be protesting the fact that abortion supporter President Barack Obama is going to be at Notre Dame University in Indiana to receive an honorary doctorate at Catholic Notre Dame’s graduation, and to give a commencement address. Dr. Keyes sees this as a betrayal of the babies by Notre Dame, and intends to lift up the standard that protects the life of innocent children.

The following evening Dr. Alan Keyes should be safely back in his hotel room, awaiting my phone call. At 10:00 pm Saturday Evening, May 16, the Political Pistachio Radio Revolution is scheduled to be the first show of any kind or radio or television to interview Dr. Alan Keyes after he is released from jail. You may tune into the show on Blog Talk Radio for this important interview HERE.

Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Alan Keyes among 22 arrested at Notre Dame – Chicago Breaking News Center

Obama’s Notre Dame Visit Is Still Drawing Criticism – New York Times

Alan Keyes Arrested at Notre Dame – Catholic Family News

Published in: on May 12, 2009 at 3:29 am  Leave a Comment  

Thanking Mom on Mother’s Day

Today is Mother’s Day, 2009. I am the eldest of 3. I married my high school sweetheart 25 years ago, and despite the rough twenty years that began our marriage, in the last five years we have reached a level of happiness as a couple that cannot be explained in a simple blog post.

As the father of two, and the grandfather of two, hindsight is twenty-twenty. I now look at my parents with a set of eyes I did not possess when I was younger. Mom, after a very short marriage to my biological father, married a man that had just finished a tour in Vietnam as a United States Marine. He is technically my step-dad, but he will forever be “Dad.”

Mom was an only child, and he was the fourth of eight kids. She grew up in a nearly typical suburban setting without brothers or sisters to fight with, while he spent a lot of time as a child on a dairy farm in Arkansas, and part of his life bouncing around suburban areas in California, nearly as if he was chasing mom during his childhood, meanwhile fighting daily with his siblings. They seemed like an unlikely couple, and sometimes they were. It was mom, though, that always held things together.

Dad worked hard, showing his love through his dedication to provide for the family. Often, that is how men show their love. Mom stayed at home, and though at the time I considered her limited (since my eyes were not as wise and understanding as they are now), I never realized she was more of a mother than I could ever realize.

Dad often worked long hours, sometimes more than one job, and his day always ended with his head slumped back (mouth open) while he slept in the recliner chair in front of the television. His daily labor provided food on the table, and the slow progression from apartment living in rough neighborhoods to a modest home in an outlying suburban area just south of Corona.

Mom was always there for homework, baseball games (practically the team mom every time, even if she wasn’t technically the team mom), cross-country meets, and prayer. Every Sunday she ensured we were in church, even if dad preferred to stay home and dicker around the house, or watch the NFL. She bought us Bibles, took us to school, and hosted slumber parties full of rowdy friends from school. She was a referee when us kids began to fight, a detective when nobody owned up to bad behavior, and a chef when we were all hungry. He disciplined us, and she warned us she’d tell him of our misbehavior if we didn’t straighten up. Dad rarely had a chance to sit and relax, until he hit the recliner at night, and mom rarely stopped cleaning, mixing Kool-aid, telling us kids to clean our rooms, and cooking to keep the home his castle.

As I grew up in that household, I watched mom with untrained and immature eyes. Not realizing the error of my understanding, I always wondered why mom didn’t get a job to help dad pay for things. Most of my friends had moms that worked, and it seemed strange that my mom expected my dad to pay for everything. I saw how much he sacrificed to take care of his family, and mom not only didn’t work, but sometimes it seemed like her emotions were always getting the best of her. He provided a great example for me to emulate, but I sometimes wished mom had a little more on the ball when it came to being a part of the big wide world. Her lack of willingness to participate in an ever-changing world that included working moms concerned me. I almost began to resent her, a little, for making the poor man work so hard, while contributing so little to the financial well-being of the family. Sure, she was dependable at home, there for us at all times, and she was the main reason we went to church, but from an economic point of view, I foolishly sometimes saw her more as a hindrance, than anything.

I married at 18, and my wife was a working girl, even if it was a job at a fast food restaurant. I appreciated the help as we began our lives together relatively poor, living in a difficult neighborhood, and struggling just to put food on the table. Because of our schedules we often saw each other rarely, and as a Navy man, when sea-time came, sometimes I would not see her for months at a time. But, we were both working, both contributing, and both happy with our careers of the moment.

My wife was not necessarily a feminist, but I suppose she was about as close as you could get to becoming one without actually being one. However, as she realized our son was needing her more and more, and it broke her heart having him babysat all the time, even if the folks watching him were trusted family and friends, she eventually asked me if she could stop working. At first I was bothered by the request. Was she trying to be more like my mom? Did she not wish to contribute to the economic stability of our family anymore?

I agreed to allow her to quit working, and immediately the changes in our lives became apparent. Our son was happier, now that mom was home, and I began to enjoy a cleaner home and the occasional meal on the table when I got home from a long day at work. Eventually, she got to the point where she was up with me in the early morning hours, making me breakfast and packing me a lunch. It was difficult becoming the sole bread winner, but her contribution to making my life easier as I worked my fingers to the bone to provide, was greatly appreciated.

It wasn’t until many years of marriage passed when I finally stopped and began to analyze my childhood. I looked back at my mom, viewing her in a different light than I had before. Dad wasn’t sacrificing as I assumed, because he actually wanted to provide for his family, and he did it by putting his best foot forward in every job he held. Mom, happy to do for him, made sure that none of us kids had to sacrifice anything. She made breakfast, packed lunches, and had dinner hot on the table when dad walked in the door. And her emotions were not as debilitating as I thought. After all, her tears she sometimes shed were not of anger, but of love, and sometimes frustration, as life changed, and her babies were babies no longer. It must have been difficult watching the children she had poured so much love and time into grow up, replace her with a spouse, and leave without really giving her a proper goodbye.

Mom provided us with faith-based foundations that included lessons in values, standards, and love. Her strength made childhood easy, and looking back I realize she was a much stronger person than I ever was willing to admit. In fact, to my surprise, I realized that she was the rock of the family. Mom was the one that could always be depended on. Her love and support was like clockwork. Her faith and love a solid foundation for a family that needed her dearly.

My folks are still married, and now for all those years of being there for him, Dad is doing more for her in the form of adding to the house, and buying her the nice things she could never have while kids were running wildly around through the house.

Now, as I watch my wife, and her growth as a wife and a mother, I realize that she has given me the same gift my mom gave Dad. She is always there for me, providing a home, rather than simply a house, and doing for me in ways that I never dreamed she would. We have become friends, cherished lovers, and dependable servants to each other – and it has made our marriage stronger. I no longer expect her to do anything, and in response, she does everything – just as mom did for dad. In response, it makes me want to provide all I can for her, to be a better man, to make her life as enjoyable as I can.

And I think I appreciate my wife more, as I look back at my childhood, because of mom. It was because mom provided an example of what a mom and a wife ought to be, that I recognize how wonderful of a mother and wife my wife has become. And it is because of mom instilling morals, values, and the love of God in me that I am able to truly appreciate all that my wife has become.

Thanks mom, for your courage, caring, and love. Thanks for being a cook, nurse, referee, detective, and cleaning lady. Thanks for scolding me, loving me, cheering me on, and telling dad when I went too far with my mischief. And thanks to my lovely wife, too, for continuing the example of what a mom ought to be. My love for these two women in my life is boundless, and I cannot thank either of them enough, other than to say it is because of them that my life is truly blessed.

Thank you, and Happy Mother’s Day.

“She watches over the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
Her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many daughters have done well,
But you excel them all.”
Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
And let her own works praise her in the gates.”

(Proverbs 31:27-31)

Published in: on May 10, 2009 at 4:08 pm  Leave a Comment  

GPS Census Front Doorway

Census Bureau Shooting GPS Coordinates On Your Front Door


Why is the United States Government using the Census Bureau to shoot GPS coordinates on your front door? After all, they already have GPS coordinates for your house. That is how programs like Google Earth works.

But your front door?

Why do they need electronic directions to your front door?

Jane Lesko joins Political Pistachio Radio tonight to discuss this topic. Join us live at 7pm Pacific, or on archive later, HERE

Published in: on May 4, 2009 at 1:37 am  Leave a Comment  

Easter Message

The Message of Easter

Happy Easter.

Interestingly, after seeing the cover of Newsweek proclaiming this is no longer a Christian nation, I read an article in my local newspaper today that said two-thirds of Americans are planning on attending church services this Easter. That’s a lot of people who are basically supposed to be abandoning Christianity, if you believe Newsweek.

Easter is one of those holidays that everyone enjoys. The kids love the egg hunts and candy, but Easter is not necessarily about bunnies or colored eggs. Easter is about the Resurrection of Jesus. Specifically, the holiday is about Jesus being crucified and risen again from the dead.

I realize that in these troubled times it is sometimes difficult to keep our eyes on the Lord. Easter, however, is one of those days out of the year that many folks who would not normally look to Christ decide to come to church and worship Him. Some folks are full of faith, and are regular attenders, and that is great as well. But for everyone, Easter is an opportunity to remember His sacrifice.

Today I am looking forward to joining my family and friends in celebration of the gift the Lord has given us. Afterward, we are going to congregate at my mom’s house for a special meal, and an opportunity to spend time with some members of my family that I don’t get to see very often.

For some folks, Easter may be a very different story for them. Easter might simply be a reminder, like Christmas, of someone who is no longer with them. And with every year that passes, these lost loved ones are remembered and missed. So, for some, because of this, Easter can be a bittersweet day.

Death can seem cruel and harsh. And to be honest, I believe that is exactly how the disciples felt when they saw the beaten, bloodied body of Jesus hanging on a Roman cross on Calvary. Jesus had been betrayed by one of their own, Peter had denied Him three times, and then, in addition to the crucifixion, a Roman soldier thrust his spear into Jesus Christ’s side, and out of it came blood and water.

When the beating heart of Jesus Christ ceased its activity the disciples felt it was over. They assumed that death was the end of Christ.

Imagine the surprise of the disciples when they found an angel waiting for them with good news. The angel said, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.” (Mark 16:6 NKJV).

They thought He was dead, yet this angel had proclaimed He Lived.

Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection means that we as believers do not have to be afraid of death. It can be hard for us to accept that our bodies are wearing out, and that death is on the horizon. However, the Bible says we will have new bodies one day. “And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.” (Romans 8:23 KJV).

You see, our bodies are not who we are. They are simply rotting shells. The real me is my soul, my spirit. Our bodies will eventually give up and die, but my soul will live on.

He is the resurrection and the life, and if we believe in Him, though we were dead, yet shall we live.

Happy Easter, and God Bless.

Published in: on April 12, 2009 at 8:27 pm  Leave a Comment  

From Alan Keyes to the 2nd Amendment

From Alan Keyes to the 2nd Amendment

Here is the upcoming schedule for The Political Pistachio Radio Revolution:

Alan Keyes to Discuss Obama Citizenship / Birth Certificate, plus other issues on PPR
Alan Keys is our guest tonight to discuss Obama’s Citizenship question, socialism, and the United States Constitution. 4/3/2009, 7:00 PM, 120 Minutes

Grammy Nominee Steve Vaus on Taking Back America on Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
Saturday’s Guest in the second hour was Nominated for Grammy Awards in 2007 and 2008, Steve Vaus is a Country Western Star that loves America. In 1992 his hit “We Must Take Back America” was climbing up the charts and made it to #56 when suddenly RCA inexplicably pulled the CD off the Radio and Shelves, cancelled Vaus’ tour, and all because the song was too patriotic and conservative. Now, Steve Vaus has updated the song and plans to re-release it. 4/4/2009, 7:00 PM, 120 Minutes

Blagojevich Indicted, Illinois Governor Candidate Adam Andrzejewski on Political Pistachio Radio
Illinois ousted Governor Rod R. Blagovich needs to be replaced. Now that he has been indicted, the candidates are lining up. One of the Conservative Front Runners is Adam Andrzejeski, and he is our guest Sunday Night! Learn more about Blagojevich’s antics, Chicago Politics, and about the real conservative vying to be Illinois Governor. 4/5/2009, 7:00 PM, 120 Minutes

Can Healthcare Costs be Reduced? Guest James Lansberry says Yes – Political Pistachio Radio
As experts proclaim that Social Security and Medicare could be bankrupt by the time most of us get to age 64, Political Pistachio Radio guest James Lansberry says the costs of healthcare can be reduced – and Obama doesn’t even realize that the solution is already here (or maybe he does know, and refuses to acknowledge it). Political Pistachio Radio Revolution – Conservative News and Commentary. 4/10/2009, 7:00 PM, 120 Minutes

HSA’s Better Than COBRA on Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
Guest Ron Greiner of http://www.save101.com says Health Savings Accounts are better than COBRA, and employees are even better off with an HSA than an employer-provided insurance plan. 4/11/2009, 7:00 PM, 120 Minutes

Special Easter Message on The Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
The Storms of Life, The Greatest Gift, and Words of Encouragement. Political Pistachio, Conservative News and Commentary. 4/12/2009, 7:00 PM, 120 Minutes

Larry Pratt, Exec. Dir. of Gun Owners of America on Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
Omnibus Public Land Act (H.R. 146) increases the amount of government land that would forbid guns. 90% of Illegal Firearms in Mexico Not from USA! Left believes Gun Control in U.S. will solve Mexican Drug War! Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary. 4/18/2009, 7:00 PM

And Here Are The Archive Links To Episodes Last Month You May Have Missed:

Andrea Shea King and the Orlando Tea Party on Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
Andrea Shea King was one of the speakers at the Orlando Tea Party a week ago. Hear about her experience at the tea party, and her article at World Net Daily that discusses why the media has said nothing about the tea parties. 3/29/2009

Warner Todd Huston on Political Pistachio Radio Revolution, then The Wave Movie
Warner Todd Huston is a familiar Conservative Name around the internet. His Publius Forum, and contributions to NewsBusters, Conservative Crusader, American Daily Review, Renew America, and other sites, have made him one of the leading voices in conservatism. Listen to Warner Todd Huston as he joins Political Pistachio Radio for a little political talk. Then, during the second half of the show, we will revisit the 1981 movie, The Wave. Conservative Commentary. 3/28/2009

American Daily Review Executive Director on Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
John Barnhart, Executive Director of American Daily Review, is my guest to discuss the Conservative Revolution, and how American Daily Review plans to be in the thick of things for the long haul. Note: John and I launched American Daily Review January 17th, and the impact of the site has been phenomenal. Listen to this episode – Conservative Commentary 3/22/2009

Gnosticism in Today’s Socio-Political Environment on Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
In hour one the author of “The Truth About Jesus and the ‘Lost Gospels'”, David Marshall, joins us to discuss the Nag Hammadi texts, and how Gnosticism is enjoying a rennaissance in today’s society. During the second hour Augie Sodaro of Special Guests will come on to discuss how Political Pistachio gets some of these great guests – Show hosts in particular will enjoy this segment, and learn how to gain the opportunity to lock into a system that ill help in securing great guests for your show. 3/21/2009

Global Governance and the Obama Administration – Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
A taste of ideas doing the rounds in Obama circles includes a thirst for international agreements and treaties. Is the audacity of hope preparing to send us into the audacity of a world government? Political Pistachio Conservative Commentary. 3/15/2009

Impact: Passion of the Christ Dir. Tim Chey, Adam Bitely of Americans For Limited Government
In addition to his latest Christian Movie Industry film, “Live Fast, Die Young,” Tim Chey has directed a number of films over the years. Impact: Passion of the Christ, however, is a searing commentary on today’s socio-political environment from the Christian point of view. Tonight Tim joins us to discuss his latest film, as well as Impact: The Passion of the Christ. During the interview, unknown facts about the Columbine Shootings are revealed as well. Catch this exclusive information on this episode of Political Pistachio Radio. Also, in the second hour, Adam Bitely of Americans for Limited Government and NetRight Daily joins us to discuss the Obama Presidency. Join us on the Political Pistachio Radio Revolution – Conservative Commentary
3/14/2009

U.N. to dictate American Parental Rights on Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
Mike Donnelly Esq. of the Home School Legal Defense Association is my guest tonight to discuss the UNCRC treaty that Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and the Democrats are pushing that could take away American Parental Rights. 3/8/2009

Islam in America, Christianity Out, Socialism In, Liberty Out, Slavery In – Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
Obama Repeals Bush Abortion Regulation as Montana Passes Personhood Amendment. The Chinese take advantage with a Power Grab you will not believe – right here in America! H.R. 45 to begin Federal Gun Control Measures. Muslim Brotherhood in California Protests FBI investigations into Mosques. Obama Citizenship Eligibility being demanded by Military Officers. Obama, the economy, and health care. Tea Parties Across America. Illinois Bans Prayer in Christian Schools. Obama seizing opportunity of Crises. Obama disses Britain. Hillary embarasses America in Russia. Conservative Commentary. 3/7/2009

Gunny Pop, The Cigar Marine, returns to Political Pistachio Radio Revolution
Tank Commander Gunny Pop Popaditch is a proud United States Marine who survived an RPG hit to his Tank. His book, Once A Marine, tells the story of courage and bravery – but now he’s a civilian, and the good news in Iraq is not on the airwaves, and the life of a Marine is not his daily life anymore – or is it? Join Guest Nick Popaditch on Political Pistachio Radio. 3/1/2009

Published in: on April 3, 2009 at 11:28 pm  Leave a Comment  

Liberty Dying Like The Snow Falls

Liberty Dying Like the Snow Falls

A few snowflakes does not make a snowstorm. A few puddles does not mean there will be massive flooding. But, unfortunately, a few bad apples can ruin a barrel. On the same token, if you see the tip of the iceberg, it may be possible there is a whole lot more from where that came from.

“Walter Reed” has become synonymous with what people believe to be a failing Military Hospital and Veterans Administration system. It doesn’t matter if the connections exist between Walter Reed and any other medical facility in or out of the system. People automatically assume that if an Army Hospital is capable of a breakdown in command and proper leadership, the entire military hospital network, including Veteran’s Affairs – in their minds, is a listing ship ready to take a nose dive into the bowels of Davey Jones’ Locker. However, nothing could be from the truth. Overall, the military hospitals are top notch facilities manned by military personnel doing all they can to take care of their own. Veteran’s Affairs, though it can sometimes become a bureaucratic nightmare, is a fairly stable system with a handful of loose bolts that are constantly being searched out and tightened.

The political game is not much different. When George W. Bush, and a few wayward Republicans, determined that the best way to save the Free Market System was to inject government money, which always includes government regulation and control, any member of The Right that later criticized the Obama Administration for their massive budget and bailout plans was immediately reminded of the socialism injected into the system by the so-called Compassionate Conservative President Bush. As if all folks on The Right have to join into lock-step with anything Dubya did, and to say anything to the contrary is hypocritical.

The political minefield is full of such explosive traps. And I agree with many Democrats that George W. Bush wasn’t the greatest president ever to walk God’s green Earth. But, because there are a few policies, including his spending tendencies, which is now being dwarfed by the current administration’s gluttonous spending spree, that I disagree with, it does not mean that I must then draw a line in the sand and proclaim that Bush is the worst president ever, or that my Republicans are a bunch of screw-ups. In truth, the problem does not lie with Conservatism, anyway, but with Liberalism in the first place.

The Liberal Left is all about party, and all about increasing government involvement in our lives. They proclaim that all Democrats are the greatest beings to ever grace the presence of the United States, while all Republicans were stupid, misinformed oafs that somehow managed not to completely ruin the country. They proclaim, since the Democrats support government handouts to anyone that will take them, this somehow makes the Democratic Party the party that is in the corner of the poor, and therefore, Republicans must only be for the rich, and desire to fill the pockets of the rich with more cash while draining any remaining blood from the poverty stricken masses. This is simply not true.

On the same token, while Liberals proclaim the sainthood of their various historical Democrats, any facts that may not completely fit their mold is conveniently forgotten. John F. Kennedy is hailed as a great Democrat, yet his willingness to fight (using the United States Military) when the enemy stood on the doorstep, or his affinity for cutting taxes, is hardly ever mentioned by anyone on the left, and especially by the bias stricken mainstream media. Franklin Delano Roosevelt is, in the minds of many, the greatest thing to hit economic woes since sliced bread, when in reality if the numbers during the implementation of his New Deal (Raw Deal?) are closely scrutinized, he actually prolonged The Great Depression with his increased taxation, government spending, and creation of socialist programs akin to the practices of the rising enemy, communism. Nations that allowed the Free Market to correct itself maintained lower unemployment numbers, and pulled out of the depression earlier, worldwide.

Though the occasional Larry Craig, or Republican spending spree by the Bush Administration, does not define an entire GOP that is populated largely by Conservatives, a continual track record of tax and spending for the last century by the Democrats does give us a glimpse of what lies beneath the liberal iceberg.

Now that communism lies in disgrace with the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the Chinese decision to inject a little capitalism into their economy, of which the result has been massive economic growth, why is it that liberalism hangs on to the very ideals proven to fail?

Norman Thomas, six-time Socialist Party candidate for president said it best: “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened.”

This is because liberalism, socialism, or if you will – Marxism, is about control. Members of the Democratic Party could care less about the economic stability of the nation, when it really comes down to it. Their greed for power overshadows that, and they are already trying to figure out how they can stay in power during the next election cycle. This is why the Democrats act like classic liberals, but proclaim conservatism (like claiming to give tax cuts to 95% of the people when they have no intention of doing such a thing, and a simple change in income tax withholding is nothing of the sort).

The occasional misstep of a few Republicans is a perfect example of a few bad apples ruining the barrel. The problem with the Democrats is that the barrel is rotten from top to bottom. The Obama budget bill is way over budget, and some members of the left are now proclaiming that conservative bloggers are domestic terrorists, and now to make sure you stay in goose-step with the Liberal takeover of America, H.R. 1388 is moving forward to put into place a compulsory (yet called voluntary – talk about Orwellian Double Speak) civilian national security force requiring community service (in a special uniform) of young Americans. Some would call it Obama’s version of The Brown Shirts.

Liberty, unfortunately, usually dies under the guise of security, and is greeted with thunderous applause. The blizzard has arrived, and the onslaught of Liberal Socialism is more than just a few snowflakes.

Published in: on March 24, 2009 at 1:26 pm  Comments (1)  

American Daily Review bursts on the conservative scene

American Daily Review Gone Gang-Busters


American Daily Review is one of the premiere conservative web magazines on the world wide web. In the two month period since its launch it has already nearly surpassed over 100,000 hits. Notable writers from around the net are joining the site as contributors. War has been declared against the mainstream media, and the conservative alternative known as American Daily Review is on the front line.

In reality, the story behind this up and coming star of the conservative internet brigade began with a few phone calls. John Barnhart, the Executive Director behind American Daily Review asked a few people attached to Conservative Solutions (aka Let’s Get This Right) what they thought about his idea for a new site geared at Christian Conservative Commentary, and a site that would ultimately go to battle against The Daily KOS and Huffington Post. The folks over at Conservative Solutions listened carefully, understood John’s desire to be networked with sites like theirs, yet independent, and his desire to find people with the same talent and fire in their belly as he.

They recommended that John contact me, Douglas V. Gibbs of Political Pistachio.

Our early phone conversations last August began the birthing process of American Daily Review. Slowly, we designed the site, and John became the technical brains behind the outfit. When the site launched January 17, 2009, immediately ADR received a plethora of hits. With the superior content provided by myself, John, and a host of other contributors, the readers began to return for more, and tell their friends.

Now, American Daily Review has become a major force in the battle to return this country to its Conservative roots.

Tonight, live on the Political Pistachio Radio Revolution, John Barnhart, Executive Director of American Daily Review, joins the show to discuss the evolution of American Daily Review, and the issues Conservatives are confronting today as the Liberal Left Democrats dominate our government, and are steering this nation headlong into a socialist mistake.

Join the show live at 7pm Pacific, or catch the archive later: HERE

Published in: on March 23, 2009 at 1:54 am  Leave a Comment  
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