These Hands: Texas

Published on Aug 6, 2012 by 

Small businesses are a vital part of our economy and crucial to our economic recovery. President Obama’s comments denigrating them show that he just doesn’t understand who the real job creators are. How can he help small businesses, like those in Texas, when he doesn’t even recognize their value?

America is Both Broke and Broken

by Robert Arvay

For the past few evenings, I have been watching Greta van Susteren interview congressmen about various government scandals. The attitudes of these congressmen, even the Republicans, is atrocious.

The congressmen have done a good job of uncovering fiscal “improprieties” by those who administer (or mismanage) our tax dollars. But uncovering them should be only the first step. Crimes have been committed. Documents have been deliberately altered to cover up the crimes. Where are the arrests? Where are the prosecutions?

If a bank teller steals $100 from the till, he goes to jail. If you or I forge a check, we go to jail.

But government agents routinely steal millions upon millions of tax dollars, lie about it, forge papers, and the worst that happens to them, if caught, is that they resign and go on to other careers. Some even retire with full pensions!

I could sense Greta mentally tearing her hair out as she interviewed these congressmen. She asks them to name names, and they won’t. She asks them why no one is being prosecuted, and they babble on about, well, they were fired.

Where is the fire in the belly?

I believe that part of the problem is because everybody in Washington DC is connected to everybody else. No matter whom you might choose to prosecute, he is the brother-in-law or uncle of someone you work with, and well, let’s not cause hard feelings.

Unless we clean out the government top to bottom and get all NEW people running things, then things will not change.

The criminals need to be prosecuted. Those government agents who replace them— and who might consider doing similar crimes— need to see their predecessors on a chain gang, where they will spend the rest of their lives. And in the case of crimes that got people killed, there needs to be the death penalty. That might deter future crimes.

Look at me. I’ve become an extremist.

But I am nowhere near as extreme as the people who are looting our tax dollars while demanding that we raise MORE taxes from hard working honest Americans.

America needs “sudden and relentless reform.” Our national survival depends on it.

Robert Arvay is a Contributing Writer to The Patriot’s Notepad.

I Built This Website, Mr. Obama …

2009 – the dawn of the Obama administration ushered in an era of profligate spending, fruitless bailouts, the unvetted and unwanted Obamacare, revelations of ‘kickbacks’ to lawmakersClio, Publisher, The Bold Pursuit to secure their votes, ‘apology tours’ and audacious attempts to alter our language for its benefit. “Terrorism” became a “man-caused disaster,” “stimulus plan” revised to “safety net” and “war on terrorism” modified to “global overseas contingency operation”), and much, much more.

The mainstream media was too busy adoring Mr. Obama to bother with facts and accurate reportage, leaving Americans with few alternatives for unbiased news.

Every day, even multiple times per day, I found myself shaking my head at the non-stop barrage of assaults on our economy and way of life by the Obama administration and knew I couldn’t remain silent. I needed an outlet to express my outrage and disappointment.

I nervously posted my blog debut in a social network. It was so well-received that friends encouraged me to start my own blogpage.

While doing research, I found a quote that resonated so strongly with me that I found, in it, my blog’s title and mission:

“I was bold in the pursuit of the knowledge, never fearing to follow truth or reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way.” Thomas Jefferson

The Bold Pursuit … it seemed to capture my intents and aspirations perfectly.

I didn’t know how to create a blogpage and certainly not a website, but I learned, by trial and error, in creating the first version of The Bold Pursuit (TBP), how to set up a blog template.

My dear friend, Bruce O’H, an artist and active conservative, painted the eagle (the TBP Eagle) and designed our banner. Bruce was unfamiliar with graphic software, but found guides and some freeware and taught himself to build our beautiful banner.

I learned to upload and edit my blogs and syndicate them via social networks and groups.

Almost two years later, NitNoi (a social network friend) walked me through my new website template and, again, through trial (and lots of errors), was launched. I developed four of the five blog “channels” on TBP: The Patriot’s Notepad (for new writers or bloggers without their own blogpages), JWT’s Journal (penned by former Congressional candidate/historian John Wayne Tucker), Patriotic Perspectives – our Campaign 2012 forum supporting Governor Romney and the TBP Journal (Home page).

Cartoonist Noel Alcoba (TheRighthandedCartoonist) draws from his talents and sharp political wit to provide us with some of the best political cartoon satire online each Friday.

Our Senior Editor, Genevieve, spent 25 years in marketing with a global manufacturing firm. Genevieve built her career with painstaking progress. TBP greatly benefits from Genevieve’s life skills and knowledge.

Dhaval Sheth diligently scours the Internet for campaign and election news as our Political Coverage Contributor in Patriotic Perspectives.

Other writers developed and honed their writing skills as an avocation or as a way of expressing their patriotism, also contribute their blogs to The Bold Pursuit: Robert Arvay and Jim Mullen are just a few of the modern day Pamphleteers who share their views and concerns of impending dangers to our country.

Courtesy, Noel Alcoba, TheRighthandedCartoonist, for TBP’s 1st AnniversaryDuring August 2010, I built this website. I constructed it, chose the design, colors, fonts and graphics. I am often up in the middle of the night, editing or doing site maintenance. I tell people that, for all of us, it’s a labor of love for our country.

I applied for and copyrighted the content, negotiated link exchanges with some of our friends (such as, and, our latest link partner, All of the aforementioned built and maintain their sites/content), added licenses, as well as wrote our Site Standards, Privacy Policy and other notices.

Every site needs marketing and promotion, as well as tools to make sure our site is acceptable to search engines. I learned to embed the code for our web analytics. I didn’t know HTML, but I found a few critical codes that help make the website content readable and searchable. I acquired a lot of new knowledge and skills in this endeavor!

I continue to blog, when time allows, about issues and events that touch me. Every blog published in our four blog channels is reviewed and edited (some very little, some a lot) by me.

There is so much more that goes into building and maintaining a site of this size, and all those who provided their self-taught skills did so freely … literally. There is no paid staff at TBP – we are an ‘all volunteer army.’

Why do we invest so much time on an extracurricular endeavor? There is no paid advertising or other revenue streams on TBP, at this point. Our compensation is in doing what we so strongly feel is necessary: sounding the alarm to whoever will visit and read our work.

The dawn of the Obama administration is leading to a dark and dismal twilight for America.

Governor Romney possesses the critical skills, wisdom and the kind of moral character one hopes for in a leader. I believe he is the one we should choose to occupy the Oval Office and begin the arduous task of crafting America’s comeback from economic ruin, high unemployment and depressed domestic growth.

Under President Romney, as with President Reagan, it will be, once more, “… morning again in America.”

I am Clio. I am the Senior Writer, Editor, Webmaster, and Publisher … and, with very long hours, hard work and great friends, I built The Bold Pursuit®.