Chuck Norris from Creators Syndicate Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Fri, 25 Jun 2021 03:37:32 -0700 Chuck Norris from Creators Syndicate fc0fe889da63b9b0de25a0e2a8504c01 A New Definition for Better Living Through Chemistry for 11/06/2015 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Although I have had an interest in the subjects of health and fitness my entire life, I never pretend to be an expert on nutrition or physiology, or to understand the complexity of the science behind these subjects. However, it seems that when we look at either of these subjects at a basic level, it all comes down to body chemistry and how it influences us.</p> <p>Beyond disease, when it comes to maintaining health, aren't our hormones and metabolism calling the shots? As pointed out in an article in the November issue of Men's Journal, if you start your day with poor eating habits, you are likely to end your day with an unsatisfying night's sleep. This is likely to be followed by continued poor eating habits the next day. This will affect your mood and energy, and make you less likely to exercise. In turn, you will be more susceptible to stress at work, which many folks treat with a few drinks and continued poor eating. It becomes a vicious cycle that can spiral into significant health issues.</p> <p>Metabolism is a term used to describe all chemical reactions involved in maintaining body cells and the organism they support. Nutrition is the key to metabolism. The pathways of metabolism rely upon nutrients that are broken down in order to produce energy. Food provides a variety of substances essential to the building, upkeep and repair of body tissues, as well as the efficient functioning of the body.<p>Updated: Fri Nov 06, 2015</p> 6b93308dc2c8bd8f48224c7c57851a50 The Defend Freedom Tour for 02/10/2015 Tue, 10 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Patrick Henry once said, "The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave." And for me, those special qualities have always been epitomized in our courageous men and women in uniform.</p> <p>I have written countless times on the need to support and serve our nation's heroes who have selflessly volunteered to serve us. Few and far between are legitimate and proactive avenues through which the average citizen can return the favor and help our service members around the country.<p>Updated: Tue Feb 10, 2015</p> 72f64164dbfd6e94a49f18b5d8137e89 Operation Digital Delta Force for 02/03/2015 Tue, 03 Feb 2015 00:00:00 -0800 <p>I was humbled and honored to see on various global news networks how my action movies that were pirated into Romania when it was a communist country inspired generations and set the stage for revolution against former dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. However, the total truth is that without the common people rising up, rebelling and supporting freedom, change and democracy, the motivation from my movies would have been short-lived or even missing in action.</p> <p>Here's a sample of headline news from around the globe this past week:</p> <p>BBC News: "Talking Movies: How Chuck Norris changed Romania."<p>Updated: Tue Feb 03, 2015</p> 30d552e4436e845c8e4926c757b45014 Youth Vote Is Key to 2016 and Saving America for 01/27/2015 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Barack Obama was ushered into the Oval Office by a wave of young supporters and first-time voters in 2008. However, they are now among those most disillusioned with Obama and his regime, and they are the ticket to winning the 2016 presidential election and preserving the heart and soul of our republic.</p> <p>Politico recently posted a story that started with the words, "Coming soon to a battleground state near you: White House campaigns combining census reports with Instagram and Twitter posts to target teenagers who aren't yet 18 but will be by Election Day 2016."</p> <p>With more than 8 million young people becoming eligible to vote in 2016, prospective presidential campaigns are already seeking ways to win over 16- and 17-year-olds across our county.<p>Updated: Tue Jan 27, 2015</p> 30a4fb0d8b568bda994bfc3535662bf5 My Top 10 Resolutions for the New Congress (Part 2) for 01/20/2015 Tue, 20 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0800 <p>With the 114th U.S. Congress having launched Jan. 3, it's time we the people step up and hold our representatives' political feet to the fire in order to see real, demonstrable change that will heal and improve our country, especially during these last two critical years of Barack Obama's presidency.</p> <p>Last week, I gave my first five resolutions for the new Congress. In short, they were:</p> <p>10) Reel in executive power and presidential orders.<p>Updated: Tue Jan 20, 2015</p> 7cfa45251c40125a6ffba88ec7ab371a My Top 10 Resolutions for the New Congress (Part 1) for 01/13/2015 Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0800 <p>With the 114th U.S. Congress having launched Jan. 3, it's time we the people step up and hold our representatives' political feet to the fire in order to see real, demonstrable change that will heal and improve our country, especially during these last two critical years of Barack Obama's presidency.</p> <p>Here are my top 10 resolutions for the new Congress:</p> <p>10) Reel in executive power and presidential orders.<p>Updated: Tue Jan 13, 2015</p> d6dcb896498918d2f006564303fe0c14 Church Gets the Boot by County Government for 01/06/2015 Tue, 06 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0800 <p>My wife, Gena, and I discovered this past week that in her small mountain hometown in Plumas County, California, our pastor's church was kicked out of the county building it had been renting for Sunday church services. What's disgusting is that the eviction is engulfed in political moves to stop the church from meeting there.</p> <p>Mt. Lassen Community Church started last Easter, spearheaded by some long-term residents and respected community leaders, including teachers, law enforcement, principals, business owners, community activists and our pastor and former chaplain.</p> <p>They rented a county-run and taxpayer-funded public recreational building, built in 2012, to meet in for a few hours every Sunday morning. After two months of meeting there, they were blessed by being given (free and clear) an old closed-down theater building. But instead of initially moving the church services there, those church leaders, who loved their community and raised their families in the vicinity, decided to gift the old theater building's primary use back to the community. They created a separate nonprofit theater (Mt. Lassen Theatre) to help bolster the small town's flailing economy and encourage community involvement among youths and other local businesses.<p>Updated: Tue Jan 06, 2015</p> 44c5978a37f6b3e35b1c3bf1eb632295 The Rest of the 'Unbroken' Story (Part 2) for 12/30/2014 Tue, 30 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Last week, I began to explain the spiritual power behind World War II prisoner of war hero Louis Zamperini, whose amazing life is retold in the movie "Unbroken." This week, I want to discuss what his adult children are saying about how his faith is portrayed in the movie and give further details to show just how deeply it permeated his life.</p> <p>Movie viewers and pundits are debating Zamperini's spirituality and whether or not the movie depicts it accurately. Fox News asked, "Where's the rest of Louis Zamperini's story?" The Christian Broadcasting Network reported that the movie "does not portray his salvation experience during a 1949 Billy Graham crusade in Los Angeles."<p>Updated: Tue Dec 30, 2014</p> 8cce46d1409cbe46bc096e5b82639e92 The Rest of the 'Unbroken' Story for 12/23/2014 Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>On Dec. 25, the unforgettable story about Louis Zamperini, an Olympian turned World War II prisoner of war hero, opens in theaters nationwide. As astoundingly resilient as Zamperini was, however, his real power was found in a fact underplayed in the movie; namely, he whose birth we celebrate Dec. 25 is the one responsible for restoring and transforming Zamperini's heart and life.</p> <p>First, let me say, few lives can compare with Zamperini's. He lived hard from a young age. He smoked cigarettes by the time he was 5, and his favorite pastime as a youth was stealing beer from bootleggers.<p>Updated: Tue Dec 23, 2014</p> 2e6aac54dfa4ca062f7522a6ef1427ee Masters of Deceptive Persuasion for 12/16/2014 Tue, 16 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Democrats are the masters of deceptive persuasion, meaning they will take our attention off something they have really screwed up and put it on something that's not quite so bad. And chief among those masters is he who resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C.</p> <p>For example, let's look at the bumbling idiot Jonathan Gruber, who has repeatedly said that the key for passing Obamacare was the stupidity of the American people.</p> <p>When Gruber was called before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to explain himself, he ducked and weaved questions, to the point that even Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., couldn't take it anymore. He told Gruber he had just handed the Republicans "a public relations gift."<p>Updated: Tue Dec 16, 2014</p> 81a1887f6bfe7fac53228e97f5c94a09 11 Law Enforcement Officers Killed for 12/09/2014 Tue, 09 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800 <p>While many in the nation, from Oakland to New York, rally in protest over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, I keep wondering: What about the good cops? As with our military personnel, we are often quick to hang the allegedly corrupt but slow to honor those who serve honestly to protect.</p> <p>According to the nonprofit National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, there are more than 900,000 of them who are serving in the United States; about 12 percent are women.</p> <p>The FBI reported that there were 404 incidents of "justifiable homicide" by American police in 2011. That is a high number, especially when compared with other countries. As Business Insider reported, "by comparison, just six people were killed by police in Australia over the same period. Police in England and Wales killed only two people, and German police killed six."<p>Updated: Tue Dec 09, 2014</p> 3de9ffbb012f2849cfea6f542e6e83de Miller's Model: A Solution for Ferguson for 12/02/2014 Tue, 02 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>For days, nearly every news media outlet has been consumed with the Ferguson fallout. From coast to coast, pundits and populations have been debating the efficacy of justice and demonstrations. But maybe a true solution for Ferguson &#8212; and every other social skirmish like it &#8212; can only be found in changing the narrative. I think I found it &#8212; or him &#8212; at Pearl Harbor, and just in time for its 73rd anniversary.</p> <p>You know the history. On a quiet Sunday morning, Dec. 7, 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on U.S. military bases on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Two waves of 353 fighter planes hit military installments. The first was at Pacific Naval Air Base, destroying or crippling 36 seaplanes and killing or wounding 84 Americans. Seven minutes later, the Japanese hit Pearl Harbor, where 96 U.S. warships were anchored. All eight battleships of the U.S. Pacific Fleet were sunk or badly damaged. Amazingly, all of America's aircraft carriers were untouched. One hundred eighty-eight U.S. aircraft were destroyed. Of the 2,335 Americans killed, 1,102 were aboard the USS Arizona.<p>Updated: Tue Dec 02, 2014</p> afcff67acbb7ad78f2c471cbd733784d President Obama Versus George Washington on Thanksgiving for 11/25/2014 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Last week, when "Fox & Friends" highlighted my most recent column, titled "Neutering Religious Holidays," liberals came out of the woodwork to try to defend President Barack Obama's record. So I decided to do a little research and see just how spiritual his past Thanksgiving addresses have been and compare them with the thoughts of our founding president, George Washington.</p> <p>In 2013, Obama's Thanksgiving address didn't give a single mention of the Pilgrims, their Christian devotion or thanks to God. He did, however, share his gratitude for the Native Americans and their "generosity during that first Thanksgiving." He gave a litany of "we give thanks" lines, but none of them included faith.</p> <p>In 2012, Obama didn't make a single reference to the Pilgrims, their faith, their God or his God, either. Instead, he explained that Thanksgiving is a nonspiritual day for his family and most Americans: "For us, like so many of you, this is a day full of family and friends, food and football. It's a day to fight the overwhelming urge to take a nap &#8212; at least until after dinner. But most of all, it's a time to give thanks, for each other and for the incredible bounty we enjoy."<p>Updated: Tue Nov 25, 2014</p> 84300452723156b5b70bc7c054423007 Neutering Religious Holidays for 11/18/2014 Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Folks, our country is heading down a slippery slope. We have to stop it before it is too late.</p> <p>We haven't even hit Thanksgiving, and already the war on Christmas is underway. This time, one of the largest public school systems in the U.S. is eliminating every mention of religious holidays on its official calendar.<p>Updated: Tue Nov 18, 2014</p> 325ebc1556c9ca2f53fac72ac41aa18d My Veterans Day Test for 11/11/2014 Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800 <p>With Veterans Day being Nov. 11, patriots everywhere feel a sense of pride as we again honor all who have served our country. But can you pass my Veterans Day test?</p> <p>Do you know these facts about Veterans Day?</p> <p>According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau statistics:<p>Updated: Tue Nov 11, 2014</p> 754950fd7312ee9e42f89af117ab86b6 8 Founders Advise How to Vote for 11/04/2014 Tue, 04 Nov 2014 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Vice President Joe Biden was exactly right when he said as he campaigned in Iowa on Oct. 27, "Folks, this election is even more important than the two elections you elected Barack and me." With President Obama's approval rating tanking to 38 percent in September, I can understand why Biden is shaking in his boots.</p> <p>The fact is that this election can serve for the 6 in 10 voters who are disappointed with the administration as a mega-loudspeaker and overarching referendum. As a way of showing the potential power of that vote, I want to share what America's founders told us.</p> <p>This is what eight Founding Fathers want you to remember as you go to the polls and draw the curtain on that voting booth. (A special thanks goes to David Barton from WallBuilders for providing this information at<p>Updated: Tue Nov 04, 2014</p> f4888b3756a0441297315c4198242f8d California Forces Churches to Fund Abortions for 10/28/2014 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700 <p>First, the mayor of Houston flagrantly violated clergy's First Amendment rights, when she subpoenaed sermons, and she still refuses to rescind her mandate. And now California government officials are forcing churches and other faith-based organizations to fund abortions. What's next?</p> <p>Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), the California Department of Managed Health Care has required that all insurance plans in the Golden State cover abortions immediately. The kicker is that California churches are no longer exempt from providing such coverage for their employees &#8212; despite the fact that earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare cannot force its abortion-prompting contraceptives down the throats of faith-based nonprofits.</p> <p>Casey Mattox, an attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom, explained the bizarre nature of this new California law to The Blaze. Churches "don't have to provide contraception, but they have to provide abortion." He explained in The Federalist that the origin for the decree was the American Civil Liberties Union's pushing California officials to reclassify elective abortion as "basic health services."<p>Updated: Tue Oct 28, 2014</p> 9966180e2754fc4e6c9e14886908f92c Houston, We Have a (1st Amendment) Problem! for 10/21/2014 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700 <p>It all started in September, when Houston Mayor Annise Parker and City Attorney David Feldman issued an "overly broad" subpoena for the sermons of select ministers who opposed the city's equal rights ordinance. Because of intense national opposition from even Texas' attorney general, this past Wednesday, Parker and Feldman appeared to recant or at least reduce their flagrant overreach and disregard of the ministers' legal protections under the First Amendment. By the weekend, however, the truth came out that they were only using political smoke and mirrors to try to simmer the patriotic fury; they were not changing course to constitutional compliance.</p> <p>At first, Parker and Feldman tried to fly under the radar by issuing the subpoenas to the five pastors because they have association with Christian conservative activists who are rightly suing the city over its claim that they did not have a sufficient number of signatures to put a referendum on the ballot to repeal the equal rights ordinance. (They actually collected 50,000 signatures, though they needed only 17,259.)</p> <p>So the city officials packaged their sermon subpoenas under a discovery phase in that case, despite warnings from other legal experts about constitutional obstacles. In short, Parker and Feldman mandated the turnover of "all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to (the equal rights ordinance), the Petition, Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by" the pastors or in their possession.<p>Updated: Tue Oct 21, 2014</p> 895408e62f280b1f8fe6df590222b85a Unfair! for 10/12/2014 Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>So, here we are roughly 500 days after the IRS was caught red-handed using fear and intimidation to target and wage war on conservative groups, including tea party patriots, pro-Israel advocates and Christian organizations. And still we the people haven't seen a single email implicating any IRS official.</p> <p>And what do we get after the Internal Revenue Service's reign of Mafia-like tactics against conservatives? More of the same! Or do we really believe that the IRS is now miraculously neutral and unbiased as it "coincidentally" focuses on more critics of the federal government and Obamacare? After all, patriots such as Dr. Ben Carson, filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, cancer patient Bill Elliott and Breitbart News Network CEO Larry Solov were slapped with audits and federal government witch hunts after they spoke out against government ineptness and corruption.<p>Updated: Sun Oct 12, 2014</p> 3a7153579a5abefce1f6f16108803aba Obama's Master Plan With Eric Holder for 10/07/2014 Tue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700 <p>Last week, I discussed how I believe Rush Limbaugh was right in saying that Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation is not in any way a simple bon voyage. Rather, it is a deliberate ploy to maneuver him into an even greater place of influence, possibly even the Supreme Court.</p> <p>The most obvious replacement on the Supreme Court is liberal-leaning Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton with a 96-3 Senate vote, something she admits today would never happen because of her liberal voting record and her connection with the American Civil Liberties Union. Indeed, she is hailed as the Supreme Court's liberal leader, even hugging President Barack Obama before the nation as if he were her own son.</p> <p>I know that Ginsburg has said repeatedly that she will not retire, but then again, not exactly. She gave a rare interview to Elle magazine right before Holder resigned, in which she stated: "Who do you think President Obama could appoint at this very day, given the boundaries that we have? If I resign any time this year, he could not successfully appoint anyone I would like to see in the court. (The Senate Democrats) took off the filibuster for lower federal court appointments, but it remains for this court. So anybody who thinks that if I step down, Obama could appoint someone like me, they're misguided. As long as I can do the job full steam ... I think I'll recognize when the time comes that I can't any longer. But now I can."<p>Updated: Tue Oct 07, 2014</p>