Politics and The First Christmas

By Craig Andresen – Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

chr 1It is difficult to escape the political undertow in today’s world. Politics is in play in everything we do, from our daily routines to events half way around the world. Our schools, our streets and roads…regulations imposed on everything from our businesses to the water we drink…wars, conflicts, diplomatic relations with nations both friend and foe…we can’t get up in the morning, proceed with our daily business or go to bed at night without political interference.

This time of the year, we do our best to ignore, to whatever extent possible, the world of politics in favor of time-honored traditions that revolve around Christmas or Chanukah, but we should not forget the role of politics IN Christmas…the first Christmas to be precise.

Just as the death of Jesus on the cross was politically motivated, so too was the story of his birth.

While the scriptures reveal that Joseph and Mary traveled to Bethlehem to pay their taxes, the truth goes politically deeper than that.

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Flunky Monkey See, Flunky Monkey Do

By Craig Andresen – Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

In the wide, wide world of places to go, and things to see…from time to time we all like to watch entities that appear to look quite a bit like ourselves, but think nothing of performing acts of self-gratification, ala Pee Wee Herman, and throw their own poo at the crowd of spectators.

Of course, I’m either talking about going to the zoo and standing in front of the monkey enclosure…or…watching liberals being liberals.

For the sake of this article, I’ve packed a travel bag, a couple of sandwiches and a soda and I’m off to Looneyville in an attempt to explain the behavior of liberal monkeys.

Oh, don’t think that I’m relocating…

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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

Liberals…The Gift That Keeps on Giving

By Craig Andresen – Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

Tis the season when one’s thoughts turn toward family and friends, get-togethers, joy and good tidings and all the things that encompass Christmas, or Hanukkah…including the giving of gifts.

My thoughts, at this time of the year, always seem to turn toward…

Liberals…

The gift that keeps on giving.

Recently, it seems, liberals have made a transparently awkward attempt at becoming our nation’s political party of morality and the keeping of it, and I say…

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Sanctuary Cities…Harboring Injustice

By Craig Andresen and Diane Sori / Right Side Patriots

“A disgraceful verdict in the Kate Steinle case! No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration.” – President Donald Trump

He was knowingly here illegally, in fact he had already been deported five times before and yet he always did manage to return. And it was during his sixth and last return that this illegal alien murdered an innocent 32-year old woman in the prime of her life…and so Kate Steinle became the rallying cry for all that is so very wrong with our immigration system.

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The Dawn of a New Religion

Okay…so I’ve been giving this some quality thought.

If L. Ron Hubbard…a science fiction author can start up a religion that sticks pins in a Leah Remini doll, having at its core, several well-known and questionably talented members of the Hollywood asylum for the terminally nuts…and if some dude in prison serving time on assault charges, who helped to co-found a fascist organization…the Black Nationalist organization, could invent from thin air…Kwanza…and con folks into believing it was some authentic African holiday…

Why couldn’t I come up with a religion of my very own?

So…having put my full effort into it…I am now looking for converts to…

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Common Core Values

By Craig Andresen – Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

Hunter Day, Katherine Ross Ridenhour, Madeline Marx, Jaclyn Truman, Shawnetta D. Reece, Shelley Dufresne and Rachel Respess, Sarah Fowlkes, Hope Jacoby, Lindsay Massaro, Haeli Way, Carrie McCandless, and Amy Northcut. These are names that you may well not recognize right off the bat, but trust me, the list of such names just goes on, and on, and on.

Mervyn Affoon, Robert Pimentel, Tad Cummins, Matthew Book, Alan Wade Coleman, Jason Gorski, Farley Ashford Simon, F. Leon Wilson, Lawrence Lilly II, Samuel Barrett, Zachary Drew, Jeremy Eusea, Mike Airo, Santiago Chavez, Donald Sharp, Nathan Lee Martin, Benjamin Zollo, and James Smith are but a few more names on an ongoing list that you may well also not be familiar with.

So…who are these men and women?

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Hollywood and Politics…Gropers Galore

By Craig Andresen – Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

Over the past three weeks, one thing and only one thing has been the headline story in the news…

Sex.

Lurid, unmitigated, uncalled for, unappreciated, unwanted and unprovable…Sex. Men, alleged to have had unwanted, unlawful sex with women and girls.Men alleged to have had unwanted and unlawful sex with boys.

Women, who used to be girls, and men who used to be boys have waited 10…20…30 and up to 40 years to level their unprovable allegations against people in positions of power…scampering to the nearest microphone…sometimes with their attorneys in tow…to spew forth tales of their victimhood for all to hear, and empathize with.

Let’s be clear about something here…

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Allegations vs Burden of Proof

By Craig Andresen – Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

The GOP establishment is playing directly into the hands, and into the agenda of liberals where Judge Roy Moore is concerned, and I for one have had quite enough of it.

Rand Paul has joined the RINO chorus calling for Moore to step aside.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions who, with an apparent lack of things to do regarding the evidence against Hillary Clinton and her crime syndicate, which includes Obama has also made it known that he sees no reason NOT to believe the five women who…after decades of abject silence, have accused Moore of sexual misconduct.

Mitch McConnell, RINO extraordinaire, says that “I believe the women.”

And then…there is Senator Ted Cruz who summed up the RINO position in his disturbing statement…

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Veterans…Our Every Day Heroes

By Craig Andresen – Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

Veterans Day.

A singular day set aside to honor those who have served this nation, the cause of freedom and liberty throughout the world, and here at home.

One day, when we should all come together and offer our thanks to those who, throughout the decades and centuries, have preserved our freedom, our rights and our way of life.

Just one day?

No…

That’s simply not right.

Do we enjoy our liberty just one day of the year?

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