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Bob McCarty Weekly Recap: Oct. 25-31, 2015

A lot of folks will be wearing costumes and masks tonight, but, God willing, I’ll continue to be who I am and do what I do best. The latest examples of my work can be found below in my weekly recap for Oct. 25-31, 2015.

Editorial cartoon courtesy David Donar at http://politicalgraffiti.wordpress.com.

Editorial cartoon courtesy David Donar at http://politicalgraffiti.wordpress.com.

Sunday, Oct. 25

On the heels of Hillary Clinton’s testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, I decided to share a piece Sunday that I had published for the first time Oct. 24, 2012. It appears under the headline, FLASHBACK: Emails Prove Obama Lied About Libya Attacks.

Monday, Oct. 26

I began sharing news about former Army Sgt. Todd Knight and his conviction on bogus sexual assault allegations. I published the first piece Monday under the headline, Another Soldier Tries to Clear His Name Following Conviction.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Two weeks after I submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to Army officials at Fort Campbell, Ky., I received a response that showed how officials at the home of the vaunted 101st Airborne Division had lived up to my negative expectations. Read about it and see if you agree. Published Tuesday, the story appears under the headline, Fort Campbell Officials Live Up to Negative Expectations in Response to Freedom of Information Act Request.

Thursday, Oct. 29

On Thursday, I learned the military trials of some Soldiers, including the aforementioned Sergeant Knight, on sexual assault charges were likely tainted by the fact military members serving on court-martial panels — the military equivalent of a jury — had watched the Oscar-nominated documentary, “The Invisible War,” as part of their Army sexual assault awareness and prevention training. My troubling findings appear under the headline, Defense Attorney Says Sexual Assault ‘Victim’ Who Appears in Oscar-Nominated Documentary Lied on Witness Stand.

Also on Thursday, I published a piece under the headline, a GROUNDHOG DAY: Missouri Health Department Official Tight-Lipped About Cancer Report Due for 2016 Release. The “Groundhog Day” reference has to do with the fact that my recent experience of trying to obtain apparently “radioactive” information from state health agency officials closely mirrors my experience five years ago. Still confused? Read it, and you won’t be.

Friday, Oct. 30

On Friday, I addressed my frustration with a recent Air Force Times article about the acquittal of Senior Airman Brandon Wright on a charge of aggravated sexual assault. Read Air Force Times Newspaper Report About Airman’s Acquittal on Sexual Assault Charge Reveals Extreme Bias in Coverage, and I suspect you’ll find the headline is the least-biased part of the article. Also, pay attention to the update I added at the end.

Also on Friday, I shared the words of Sergeant Knight’s mother, Teresa McQueen, in a piece that speaks volumes as it appears under the headline, Mom Pens Heartfelt Message About Son’s Bogus Conviction.

Saturday, Oct. 31

Today, I plan to watch some football, run some stairs at my favorite lake and hand out sugar pills to kids too young to care about getting fat from eating them.

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Halloween Flashback: A Teachable Moment from 2008

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Today, I share an updated version of a post I published for the first time Oct. 24, 2008, describing what Halloween 2009 would be like for American children if Barack Obama became the nation’s 44th president. Little did I know, things would turn out worse that anyone could have anticipated. Please read and share.

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I’m not a big fan of Halloween, but I have some advice for those of you who expect to allow your children to take part in the ritual of trick-or-treating. Use the five guidelines listed below and allow the 2014 version of the costume- and candy-intensive holiday to serve as a teachable moment about socialism and about “spreading the wealth around” in the manner touted so often by candidate-turned-President Barack Obama:

1.  Tell your child he cannot eat any of the candy he collects and will, instead, have to take all of it to the Democrat or Socialist Party office nearest his home (wipe tears);

2.  Tell your child he will have to turn over his bags full of candy to the government-authorized agents who, while working in concert with the aforementioned parties, will also record his name, Social Security number and contact information for future use (wipe tears);

3.  Tell your child he will have to wait 12 weeks for the government-authorized agents to count all of the candy he collected and repackage it for equal-share redistribution among all children in their community (wipe tears);

4.  Tell your child that, within 12 weeks, he should expect to be provided instructions as to how he might be able to pick up a his fair and equal share of the treats he collected after the government-authorized agents finish counting all of the collected collected candies (wipe tears) [Note: Because aforementioned agents are products of Common Core teaching, counting may take longer than 12 weeks.]; and

5.  Tell your child that the scenario above offers a glimpse of what the future in the United States will look like if socialism is allowed to flourish (wipe tears for last time) and that he can keep his children from having to experience such pain by voting for — and by encouraging others to vote for — Big-C Conservatives whose values line up with those of this country’s founders and the framers of the U.S. Constitution.

Please vote wisely Tuesday and in 2016.

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