Here's the Nonsense: In response to events like the attack in Orlando it's best to cover up what really happened and be careful not to say things that may be inflammatory.
Here's the Horse Sense: Only honest, plain spoken truth and common sense will save America. Covering things and mincing words will only cause America's fall to continue.
RealClearPolitics.com is reporting on an interview of Attorney General Loretta Lynch by Chuck Todd at NBC. In the interview Lynch says that transcripts of the 911 calls by the Orlando shooter will have references to Islamic terrorism removed prior to their being released. So, Obama's most transparent administration in American history has decided that a lack of transparency is best for the American people.
I guess ignoring and covering up the facts is our government's idea of how to make us safer.
The article also mentions a Salon report saying: "Everybody who was in the bathroom who survived could hear him talking to 911, saying the reason why he's doing this is because he wanted America to stop bombing his country."
So, his wanting the US to "stop bombing his country" doesn't reveal an allegiance somewhere else?
But the president clarified it for those of us who aren't smart enough to understand.
"We see no clear evidence that he was directed externally, " President Obama said. He went on to say, "It does appear that at the last minute, he announced allegiance to ISIL. But there is no evidence so far that he was in fact directed by ISIL, and at this stage there's no direct evidence that he was part of a larger plot."
So, if a terrorist doesn't receive direct orders from a terrorist group, but is only influenced by the terrorist group enough to proclaim their allegiance to them, then we're supposed to think that the terrorist group had nothing to do with it and we shouldn't be concerned about them? And, of course, we're supposed to just ignore the fact that the Islamic State posted messages of support to social media when the Orlando attack happened.
The nonsense spouted by this administration defies any sense of logic. Whether the Islamic State directly told this terrorist to do what he did or not does not mean that we should ignore their influence. And the fact that all of these terrorists, whether it be the Islamic State acting in the Middle East or terrorists in Europe or here in American cities like San Bernardino and Orlando, give praise to their religion and its god should be enough for any half-thinking person to know there's a problem that has to be dealt with.
And yet we not only have this administration, but we have Republican politicians attacking Donald Trump for his no holds barred reaction that speaks plain, simple common sense. Just like the Democrats, the Republicans are caught up in political correctness. If America is to survive, we need common sense and complete rejection of political correctness. Otherwise our nation will be burning like the Middle East.
The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today's news with good ol' fashioned horse sense
“…I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve.… It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.” - Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775
"The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell
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