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

North Korea’s Fate is in Kim Jong-un’s Hands

By Craig Andresen – Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

The question being bandied about on social media, as well as the mainstream media over the past few days is simple…should a preemptive strike be launched against North Korea?

Given the complexity of the issue itself, perhaps the question is, in fact, too simple.

In a recent Facebook comment to that very question, John Hawkins, the owner of Right Wing News, answered that simple question in what one would assume was a well thought out way by stating that, “Not unless we were very sure a nuclear attack was coming. Reason being…A conventional strike would lead to Seoul being leveled almost no matter what we do. A nuclear strike is a terrible post WW2 precedent to set, rains fallout on South Korea and China and could alarm China enough (are they nuking us or North Korea) to cause them to launch nukes. Our best options would be sanctions, blockades and working with China (which Trump is having some success doing) to get the Norks to get rid of their program.”

As I said, one would assume that to be a well thought out response, but assumptions are often, and in this case, most definitely wrong…and let me count the ways…

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Scaramucci – The Best Case Scenario

By Craig Andresen – Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

Late last week, the White House press room was shaken, not stirred and suddenly Sean Spicer resigned from his dual role as the Press Secretary/Director of White House Communications, and the quick as lightning Sarah Huckabee Sanders was in, as Press Secretary…and Tony Scaramucci was the new Director of White House Communications.

What was, by all appearances, a smooth of a transition in those roles as possible, actually holds deeper meaning in the overall aspects of the Trump administration.

To begin with, let me be candid in my assessment of the outgoing Sean Spicer.

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Kim Jong Un…Hell-Bent on War

By Craig Andresen – Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

North Korea is a hermit kingdom, run by a tin-pot dictator who is not only prone to having family members assassinated on a whim, but brutal enough to kill those of his own citizens who he suspects might be dissidents and enslave their families.

From his grandfather, to his father, and now to him, Kim Jong Un has isolated his people from the rest of the world, starved them, and murdered them.

North Korea is a nation of nothingness…and yet…

They are terrorizing their neighbors, and holding the rest of the world hostage.

How can this be?

Simple…

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Presidential Advisor or Manipulator?

Investigative Report by Craig Andresen and Diane Sori / Right Side Patriots

Syria is a country at war with itself now replete with chemical weapons being used on civilians with each side blaming the other. A war that is not and must not be our war but a war drawing us in via some calculatingly clever and evil men on both sides of our political aisle…men working in tandem to force us into not just that war…but men who actually relish in starting a war with Russia. A hoped for war that will not only see the islamists being able to takeover Syria while we are kept busy fighting an enemy we have been manipulated into believing is such, but a war so that the Trump presidency will fail and fall as will our country as well, thus allowing for the ‘One World Government’ sorts to move in and take over.

A war of politics actually both in Syria and here in these United States for while Syria sees the physical bloodshed and horrors of war there is a man here within our own ranks…within the Trump administration itself…who we Right Side Patriots believe is giving our president tainted, misplaced, and partial at best information leaving our president to make decisions that are truly not in America’s best interests but done with a heart believing that they are.

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Syria…Evidence and Truth

Investigative Report By Craig Andresen and Diane Sori / Right Side Patriots

It is a well-known fact that when one rushes to judgment one tends to be wrong. And it is also a well-known fact that gut instincts are usually right especially when they nag at you and will not let go.

Such is the case with the recent chemical gas attack ‘supposedly’ being committed by Syrian President Bashir al-Assad against his own people in the rebel-held northern Idlib province city of Khan Sheikhun…a city actually bordering on Hama province. And how quickly he was blamed, how quickly the call to judgment was made for after all no one can dispute the fact that al-Assad is a ‘bad guy’ who has in the past done bad things, and so it must be him doing this even ‘badder thing’ now. And when this most grievous of actions reached the ear of the public the collective outcry against al-Assad was heard loud and clear even before any definitive facts and truths surrounding the tragedy could emerge.

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A Syrian Solution

By Craig Andresen – Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

The current situation in Syria, has gone from bad to worse this week, as a chemical weapons attack left dozens dead, and dozens more critically injured in a northern Syrian community, the Idlib province described as a rebel enclave.

It has been described as the worst chemical attack in the war-torn country in years, but the real question is…who did it?

Therein, lies the problem.

Internationally, the UK, U.S., France and the U.N. are blaming Syria’s president, Bashar al Assad, while Russia and Putin are laying the blame on the Syrian Rebels. Al Assad says he and his military had nothing to do with it, and the rebels have even tried to blame the U.N. for the situation that led to it. Continue reading

They Are Not Refugees

By Craig Andresen – Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

mus 1Since last November’s election, and especially since the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, liberals far and wide have engaged in a combination of collective violence, and the holding of their breath in various attempts to showcase both their abject stupidity, and their ability to throw a tantrum.

Hollywood celebrities are threatening to not make any more movies until President Trump resigns, as though such a breath-holding tantrum will somehow negate the fact that most Americans who like watching movies, have their own collections and DVD players.

One celebrity says she won’t attend the Oscars, in protest of President Trump. Big deal, as after Meryl Streep’s pitched hissy-fit at the Golden Globes and an entire series of hissy-fits at the SAG awards…

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McCain v Trump: A Tale of a Two Tailed Coin

By Craig Andresen and Diane Sori – Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

“I think it was disgraceful — disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information tcoin 2hat turned out to be so false and fake out. That’s something that Nazi Germany would have done, and did do.”

 – President-elect Donald Trump on the recently disclosed ‘Fake News’ story alleging ties between him and Russia

He’s mad…furious in fact…and rightly so.

By now we all know that Donald Trump is denying any and all accusations that Russia…that Vladimir Putin…tried to “cultivate and compromise” either him personally with what has been proven to be a ‘Fake News’ story or concerning the outcome of November’s election.  And you know what…he’s one hundred percent correct on both accounts, and he’s right that these allegations were and are nothing but what he called a “political witch hunt.”

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Standing United With Israel

By Craig Andresen – Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

iun-1Last week, my friend and radio partner, Diane Sori, wrote an op-ed regarding the history of Obama’s deplorable actions throughout his time in office, regarding Israel…and she covered a great deal of ground.

If you haven’t yet read it…you should and I’ll put the link at the end of this article.

That said…it’s my turn to air it out regarding the recent U.N. resolution and this is going to get ugly.

First of all…in no uncertain terms…

Barack Hussein Obama’s action, in abstaining from that vote so as to allow that godforsaken resolution to pass, was beyond abysmal…

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