Col. Tom’s Great Day

By Craig Andresen – Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

Unless you happen to live in the Great state of Nebraska, more specifically, in the western part of the state known as the 43rd Legislative District, you probably aren’t familiar with the name, Tom Brewer.

Considering the rich history of this state, only a single Member of the Legislature is a Native American.

Tom Brewer.

Only a single Member of the Nebraska Legislature wears a Purple Heart.

Tom Brewer.

Back in 2003, while serving our country in uniform, Tom Brewer was shot six times, broke 12 ribs, broke his sternum and was hit by shrapnel. He once told me that it was a good day, because he lived through it.

In 2011, in Afghanistan, an RPG tore him up again. It hit just feet from where he was, but that was a good day too.

After 6 tours, and the multitude of injuries he sustained, Tom Brewer wanted to go back. His doctors told him that enough was enough, and that it was time he called it a day.

A good day.

Since his retirement from the U.S. Army, Tom Brewer has found other ways to serve and one such way was creating a program for wounded Vets to learn new skills…coping skills…by taking them on horseback into the mountains of Montana and showing them that they were still relevant…and more importantly…still vital.

Today, Tom Brewer…Col. Tom Brewer…has become Nebraska State Senator Tom Brewer, representing the 43rd District…after campaigning, on the back of horses and mules across a 500 mile trek of his district with several of the men who served our nation with him.

Just a day or so ago, I reached out to Tom, as I had a few things I wanted to discuss regarding a bill he has currently in committee. I sent him a Facebook Message, asking him to give me a call, and knowing he’d get back to me as he always does.

He did…with a return message on Facebook. He told me to hold my thought on his bill, and we would discuss it in a few days. You see…Tom was a little busy…too busy to deal with a legislative bill…to busy, apparently, to handle his duties as a State Senator.

This was his message, and knowing the man as I do, I wasn’t one bit surprised.

“I am in Dallas Texas with the children of some of the men who died in my command (Gold Star families) part of a project called Operation Snowball Express. Probably one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do is to explain to a child why they lost their Parent. It makes what we do in the legislative chamber seem easy.”

Senator Tom Brewer had once again become…Col. Tom Brewer…and he was explaining to those children why a parent didn’t come home to them, what those parents meant to this country, to those who had served with them, and what those parents meant to him.

He said it was “probably one of the most difficult things” he’s ever had to do.

More difficult than being shot six times, breaking 12 ribs and his sternum, or having a rocket propelled grenade blow him up. More difficult too than the more than 30 surgeries he’s endured to repair all the damage done to his body while in the service of us all.

More difficult than serving our country for 36 years.

More difficult than surviving leukemia, which Tom Brewer has also done.

Read that message again…

“I am in Dallas Texas with the children of some of the men who died in my command (Gold Star families) part of a project called Operation Snowball Express. Probably one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do is to explain to a child why they lost their Parent. It makes what we do in the legislative chamber seem easy.”

I should tell you too, that he wrapped up that message with this…

“It has been a great day”

Copyright © 2017 Craig Andresen / thenationalpatriot.com

Wind Energy…Nothing But a Hot Air Scam

By Craig Andresen – Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

Last week, soon after recovering from the spectacle of Kathy Griffin’s televised pity party, in which she, a woman who is so white she is nearly transparent played the race card in an absurd attempt to garner sympathy because she claims she is being bullied by President Trump…

I was treated to the obtuse rantings and ravings of a nearly frothing at the mouth John Kerry regarding President Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate debacle.

Before I get into what’s really behind the liberal meltdown over the President’s rightful move on the climate thing…allow me to address Kerry’s absolute nonsense.

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Wind Farms in the Sandhills? Oh, No You Don’t!!

By Craig Andresen – Right Side Patriots

As you Patriot readers of The National Patriot well know, I deal with the political landscape ls 1of national and international news but today, I’d like to take a departure from those issues of the day to let you all know about an issue that is not getting any national or international coverage.

I have always said that if you want to have an effect on national politics, the place to start is in your own corner of the world so in that light, I want to let you all in on what this Patriot has been up to on a local level.

In order to do that, I must first remove the “political” from the landscape and provide you with a bit of background on our actual landscape here in north central Nebraska.

To be specific…we live in the Nebraska Sandhills.

And what exactly are the Nebraska Sandhills, for those who have never heard of them before? Well…I’m glad you asked…

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Regarding Islam…It’s Time for the Broad Brush

By Craig Andresen – The National Patriot and Right Side Patriots

brush 1According to Hillary Clinton, whose closest aide…Huma Abedin…is directly linked to the Muslim Sisterhood… “We are at war with violent extremism. I don’t think we’re at war with Islam. I don’t think we’re at war with all Muslims. I think we’re at war with jihadists.”

“I think that you can talk about Islamists, who clearly are also jihadists, but I think it’s not particularly helpful, to make the case that Senator Sanders was just making, that I agree with, that we’ve got to reach out to Muslim countries. we’ve got to have them be part of our coalition. if they hear people running for president who basically shortcut it to say we are somehow against Islam, that was one of the real contributions, despite all the other problems, that George W. Bush made after 9/11, when he basically said, after going to a mosque in Washington, we are not at war with Islam or Muslims. We are at war with violent extremism. We are at war with people who use their religion for purposes of power and oppression. And, yes, we are at war with those people, but I don’t want us to be painting with too broad a brush.”

At no time in her comments during last weekend’s democrat debate, less than 24 hours after the Islamic terrorist attacks in Paris did Hillary Clinton ever utter the phrase “Islamic terrorism.”

According to Obama, last Friday morning just 12 hours before the Islamic terrorist attacks in Paris…who once called ISIS the “junior varsity” and another time stated that, “ISIS is not Islamic,”…

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SCREW the (Environ)Mental Cases – BUILD the PIPELINE

The only real obstruction to the Keystone XL pipeline now, much to the dismay of those on work release from (environ)mental asylums, is the Dictator, Obama.

Last Friday, not the 1st or the 2nd, not the 3rd or the 4th environmental impact study regarding that pipeline but, the 5th, and the one that came directly from Obama’s State (of Insanity) Department was released and, just like the previous 4, this one states that there is no environmental reason for NOT  building the 1,179 mile pipeline from Canada to Texas.

A couple of years ago, the greeny weenies complained that the pipeline would cross Nebraska’s Sandhills region and the aquifer but, the Cornhusker state’s Governor, Dave Heineman, ordered a study, found an alternative route avoiding both sensitive areas and, that route was accepted by Canada.

Obama  had pandered to the unions who stand to make bank off the building of the Keystone XL pipeline by delaying parts of Obamacare, just for them.

The problem is, he’s also been pandering to the (environ)mental patients by not signing off on the pipeline.

With Friday’s report, coming from his own administration, Obama now finds himself faced with yet another conundrum.

Does he benefit the United States or China?

Here are the choices…

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Doin’ the Dictator Limbo

We have been told that elections have consequences.

Indeed they do.

Therefore, they also carry unintended consequences.

Yesterday such an unintended consequence reared it’s conservative head in the state of Virginia.

There, where the state senate was all tied up…20 conservatives – 20 liberals…One senator ducked out for a political moment.

Senator Harry Marsh, giddy at the prospect of another 4 years of the Dictator’s rule, dashed off to DC to sing, dance, spike the football and presumably, imbibe in beverages of an adult nature at the Dictator’s coronation.

Party on Senator.

In his gleeful absence, Virginia conservatives quickly put forth and passed, redistricting.

Based on the consequences of the 2012 election, the new districts will give the Virginia Senate a 26 – 14 majority of CONSERVATIVES.

There will be a great deal of socialists with their collectivism panties in a wad over this but, like the guy who jumps from the stands to streak across the field of play before getting blasted from his feet by an athlete who packs the punch of a freight train, they should have seen this coming.

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EPA Spying on Pooping Cows…Let’s Raise a Stink

Lately, it has come to light that the government, specifically the EPA, is so concerned about cow poop that they are using drones to sniff it out in the skies of the Midwest…Nebraska, Iowa and Kansas.

Many cattle ranchers in the region have recently spotted the drones over their land and are reasonably upset by the practice. To answer a formal letter from U.S. Senator from Nebraska, Mike Johanns, on the subject. the EPA fired of the following message:

“Courts, including the Supreme Court, have found similar types of flights to be legal (for example to take aerial photographs of a chemical manufacturing facility) and EPA would use such flights in appropriate instances to protect people and the environment from violations of the Clean Water Act.”

The EPA is currently trying to hide behind Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution on this matter.

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The Palin Effect Felt in Nebraska

Reports of the death of the Tea Party have been greatly exaggerated.

One can easily suspect 3 things.

1)      Nobody who ascribes to the Tea Party values ever thought they were dead.

2)      Liberals knew the Tea Party wasn’t dead but they were hoping beyond hope against another shellacking in November.

3)      The Republican establishment is failing to relegate the Tea Party to the sidelines.

Proof of these things comes first in the results from Indiana where long time establishment mainstay, Sen. Lugar, lost his bid for another term and now, from Nebraska.

On the Husker Nation’s home turf, 2 establishment choices had been considered the odds on favorites for Ben Nelson’s soon to be abandoned Senate seat. Nelson’s Cornhusker Kickback doomed his career as Obamacare relied on bribes to secure votes.

Nebraska, a red state, was all but set to nominate either Don Stenberg of Jon Bruning to run against former Nebraska Governor and Senator Bob Kerry.

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