From RhinoDen, Updated: September 9, 2014 -
Due to the comments on the American (lack of) strategy for dealing with ISIS the other day, there has been a flurry of activity on the news as well as social media questioning our government’s ability to handle foreign policy and national defense responsibilities. I couldn’t help but be instantly reminded of leadership lessons that I learned while serving in the Army, and how many in our nations leadership – whether they be Congressmen, Generals, or the Executive Branch – seem to not know or just willfully ignore some or all of these fairly simple leadership tenets. I don’t know if they have time in their schedule to step away from their spa treatments, golf outings, or partisan arguments to read these five simple leadership strategies, but I hope they do. It should be noted that I am not an executive leadership strategist, life coach, or Obi Wan Kenobi – I am just a guy with a beard on his face and a coffee (black) in his hand relaying to you what I was taught once upon a time:
The Parker County TEA Party will hold its monthly meeting:
From Yahoo News, 09/06/14 -
Saudi builds northern border fence against infiltrators
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) – Saudi Arabia has inaugurated a multilayered fence along its northern borders, as part of efforts to secure the kingdom’s vast desert frontiers against infiltrators and smugglers, state media said.
From National Review Online, By Joel Gehrke, 09/04/14 -
President Obama’s appointees to the D.C. Circuit Court will get to re-hear a major Obamacare challenge, after a three-judge panel of the court heard the case and ruled against the administration.
A majority of the judges on the court voted to re-hear the Halbig case, which pertains to whether subsidies can be provided to people who purchase insurance through the federal Obamacare exchanges. Accordingly, a D.C. Circuit panel’s decision that the federal exchange participants are not eligible for subsidies will “be vacated.”
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014.
Sheriff Warns Public of Jury Duty Scam
Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler is warning the public of impersonators attempting to scare residents into a scam for profit.
Sheriff Fowler has been made aware of several incidents where suspects have placed phone calls to targeted citizens stating they are county representatives.
September 3, 2014 P: 512-472-2400
“Teachers Win: A Case for School Choice”
School choice improves quality and salaries of teachers.
AUSTIN — Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation released a report by Economist Vance Ginn, Ph.D. and Policy Analyst Michael Barba explaining the relationship between a competitive school market and increases in teacher pay and job satisfaction.
from Judicialwatch.org, AUGUST 29, 2014
UPDATED: 08/31/2014 at 4:45 PM ET
Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED). High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued.
From AFR.org, by Nelson Hultberg, 08/27/14 -
“What is America’s destiny,” asks Patrick Buchanan? “The answer depends upon another question: How do we see America? As the ‘world’s last superpower’, whose wealth and might must be used to reshape the world in our own image? Or as the land of liberty to be loved and preserved for itself? Is it our duty and destiny to go out into the world to seek monsters to destroy, or do we instead keep before us the Founding Fathers’ goal of defending the peace and freedom of our own country and becoming a light unto the nations? Do we follow the vision of Washington or the temptation of Wilson?”