Former New York Governor Mario Cuomo passed away last week. He wasn't (exactly) what you thought. And what a different kind of Democrat he was from today's bunch of radicals. My Washington Times column, below:
The terror attack carried out today by Islamic terrorists screaming "Allahu Akbar!" reminds us that jihad comes in many different forms: among them violence, intimidation and harassment, infiltration, demographic spread and dominance, and the silencing of free speech. In fact, the attack on the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine for publishing cartoons mocking Mohammed shows the extent of the global movement to criminalize, punish, and silence ANY speech critical of Islam---including, by the way, by Hillary Clinton's State Department.
The only way to stop it is to fight it. And to fight it NOW, while the West still has the advantage---and before we lose that advantage, say, when Iran gets a nuclear weapon.
As part of the war, we print the link below to the cartoons that got the courageous staff of Charlie Hebdo slaughtered. Pass them on.
2015 is now here. As we head into this new year, let's recommit to saving this great nation and the principles on which it was founded by holding our leaders---ALL of our leaders---accountable. We want to see---we voted for--economic growth, enforcement of our borders, restraining government and government spending, energy independence, repealing and replacing Obamacare, restraining an out of control and imperious executive. If our leaders do NOT do these things, we will let them know our displeasure. And then if they continue to go all Washington on us, we will work to replace them with people who WILL do what the people who sent them to Washington want them to do. We have a country to save. Time is short. And we will not falter. And we cannot fail.
I hope you had a wonderful holiday full of joy and love and celebration. This Happy Warrior is going to take a few days off and will be back next week. I hope you can take some time over the next week to rest and reflect as well. Have a very happy new year, and I'll see you again after January 1. God bless.
Have you been naughty or nice? You'll soon find out! How close is Santa Claus to your home? The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has a day job: monitoring American and Canadian airspace for unauthorized airborne objects. But on Christmas Eve, they watch an airborne object that is most certainly authorized: Santa.
NORAD tracks him as he travels around the world. They show where he's been, where he is at this very moment, and where he's going next. It's the coolest.
December 7, 1941. A telegram from the Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet to all ships in the Hawaiian area: "AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR. THIS IS NO DRILL." It reported what was to be one of the greatest surprise attacks in the history of warfare. In less than two hours, the U.S. Pacific Fleet was devastated, and more than 3500 Americans were dead or wounded.
Today, December 7, 2014, we remember December 7, 1941. We remember those killed and injured, and we honor their service and their sacrifice for this great nation.
To see that original telegram, and to read and hear President Franklin Roosevelt's address to Congress on December 8, 1941, please visit: