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Capitol Hill police are trying to block activists attending Wednesday’s “Audit the IRS” rally from also attending a nearly day-long press conference on immigration, hosted by Reps. Steve King and Louie Gohmert. The IRS rally is on the west side of the Capitol, while the immigration event is on the east side. Organizers for the IRS event were told by Hill police that “your people” can only assemble on the west side. Organizers were told to remove the activists from the immigration event.
Capitol Hill police left a voicemail for Kevin Mooneyhan, Deputy Executive Director of Tea Party Patriots, saying that “your people” only are permitted to assemble for the event on the west side of the Capitol. The activists’ presence at the immigration event on the east side, supposedly violates the terms of the Tea Party’s permit. Mooneyhan was instructed to move any activists who planned on attending the Tea Party rally away from the immigration event.
Keep in mind, the immigration event is hosted by sitting members of Congress. The notion that citizens can’t attend an event featuring duly elected Representatives in a public space is absurd.
“The Capitol police are violating our rights to assembly and association,” Mooneyhan told Breitbart News. “How does our permit limit the rights of individuals to attend public events. It’s intimidation.”
Mooneyhan added, “How do they even know these are ‘our people?’ Did they look them up through PRISM?” PRISM is the controversial NSA program that reportedly tracks internet and email communication.
This clearly a violation of the rights of the TEA Party event attendees.
Yo, Capital Hill Police…
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Found at Bob’s Place: http://thecampofthesaints.org/
Urgent. While some Tea Party groups testified at theHouse Ways and Means Committee Hearing last week over the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) abuse of power for targeting and harassing them and approximately 500 other conservative groups when they sought tax-exempt status, if you are looking for a political judicial solution, such as congress, impeachment or a special prosecutor to solve the tsunami of unlawful acts coming out of Washington, you are looking in the wrong place.
What the IRS did tilted President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election in his favor.
The bottom line is this. You can’t get justice within the political system in America anymore because the politicians own it. What stopped the mob? The Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). What will stop the Obama administration? RICO.
For years, as documented in The Whistleblower: How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power to Reemerge in the Obama White House & World Stage, there has been a special justice and rights class system for Washington’s ruling elite that doesn’t apply to everyday Americans. It has taken a toxic, crippling grip on America, which is why corrupt politicians remain in power and are never held to account.
First, the IRS is not a scandal but a branch of the criminal abuse of power that runs in an octopus-like tree fashion throughout America’s government agencies. It is part of the shady backroom deals that became ObamaCare. Did you think it was a coincidence that ObamaCare dramatically expanded the IRS’s authority, size and budget? Were you surprised when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius admitted she had pressured pharmaceutical companies to support ObamaCare? Who gets to decide who lives and who dies? ObamaCare’s political appointees and perked bureaucrats do. What’s ObamaCare? A forced tax for health services you must pay for or else you will be fined for services that these politicos and bureaucrats may or may not give you.
In the mob world, the Obama administration’s activities are called shakedowns, kickbacks, extortion, bribes, and payola. The political appointees and bureaucrats are the capos, crew, foot soldiers and wise guys. You get paid if you play. If you don’t pay, you don’t get to play. Security and safety comes at a price and anything goes to stay in power. Let’s call the Obama administration what it is: organized crime and treat it as such. The mob, the political mafia currently known as the Obama administration, has taken over Washington. It’s RICO time.
The federal Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organization Act, written by G. Robert Blakely, a University of Notre Dame law school professor, was enacted in 1970 specifically to target the mob and address the infiltration of legitimate businesses by organized crime.
In the U.S. the act of engaging in criminal activity as a structured group is referred to as “racketeering.”
Today RICO needs to be applied to the political mob that has infiltrated the government agencies and the White House beginning with the IRS and spreading out into other agencies and beyond.
The best part of RICO is that it “provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization.” That means State and local lawyers, sheriffs, attorney generals, and prosecutors can bypass the corrupted Federal justice system and start throwing down the gauntlet now. From there it will spread up into D.C. “The RICO Act focuses specifically on racketeering. It allows the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them, closing a perceived loophole that allowed someone who told a man to, for example, murder, to be exempt from the trial because he did not actually do it.”
What stopped the mob? RICO. What can stop the Obama administration? RICO.
Intimidation, threats, whatever, just like the mafia, the Obama administration’s Justice Department has abusively targeted journalists from Fox News andAssociated Press for doing their government watchdog job. Popular radio show host, Canada Free Presscolumnist, Doug Hagmann, who has been diligently reporting on the Benghazi cover-up, has been specifically singled out and targeted by the National Security Agency(NSA). Do not be deceived. What happened to Hagmann is far more serious than has been talked about thus far. The NSA wasn’t simply collecting phone numbers and locations as occurred in the Verizon/NSA case that broke after the Hagmann incident was reported. Instead NSA collected a voice-recorded conversation between two media people. NSA was collecting content. Editors and sources are next. It’s RICO time.
On cue, in predicable damage-control-and-distraction form, Washington’s special justice class Attorney General Eric Holder and chair of the Senate intelligence committee, Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA), swooped in to defend the NSA’s collection of phone records of U.S. citizens after the Verizon/NSA case broke. It’s been approved by Congress and going on for years, they said. Then they claimed it helped get terrorists (not the shoe-bomber, Times Square bomber, Fort Hood shooter, Boston Marathon bombers etc. but I digress).
Who is the enemy that Washington is supposedly protecting U.S. citizens from – FOX News, Associated Pressreporters, CFP writers/radio show hosts, Christians, returning vets and Conservative terrorists? Shouldn’t the Obama administration be protecting Americans from the al Qaeda /freedom fighter/rebel/terrorists who hate America that they have been arming in Syria to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad – which directly led to the Benghazi nation-state attack that killed four Americans? Forgive me, again I digress.
What the Obama administration is doing is dangerously upside down. Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness. As Hagmann’s DHS insider recently put it, “It’s a political dissident list,” the Obama administration is collecting, “not an enemy threat list.” History tells us about what happens next unless this is stopped. It’s RICO time.
Shakedowns, payola, whatever, like the mob, Obama’s Labor Department demanded $1 million from theAssociated Press for information about political appointees that the “transparent” administration is supposed to hand over under the Freedom of Information Act. The cardinal rule in journalism is you don’t pay for information. In the Obama White House, if you don’t pay you don’t get to play. This street-thug shakedown tactic is two pronged because the Obama mafia, like the mob world, have actively been silencing and intimidating the journalists, and by extension the whistleblowers and sources who speak to them about government malfeasance. In the mob world, like the Obama administration, they see whistleblowers and sources as rats. It’s RICO time.
Moreover, the “transparent” Obama administration has been using secret government email accounts to avoid scrutiny. They learned well from the Clinton unaccountable, lawless era. What’s the $1 million shakedown going to get the Associated Press anyways? In mob lingo, it’s called “spring cleaning.” It’s RICO time.
In the eyes of the Obama administration, like the mob, they are above the law. Thanks to a corrupted political justice system, as documented in The Whistleblower, a compromised, cowardly Republican Party, who long ago sacrificed the rule of law and their principals to get a seat at the table, the Obama administration, like the Clinton and Bush administrations before them, are above the law. Remember the Republicans have already rolled over on Benghazi. Same goes for let’s-make-a-deal special prosecutors like Special Counsel Judge Kenneth Starr, Robert Fiske, and Robert Ray. (Note: Starr nailed some Clinton team-players. The disposable suckers, useful idiots, and fall guys lower down on the rung. Ask Web Hubbell.) It’s RICO time.
From foot soldier to capo, just like the mob, if you are an Obama administration team player, not afraid to get your hands dirty, and an especially good liar, like United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice, you get promoted. Same goes for IRS agents who were also promoted, like Stephen Seok, who signed many of the intimidating letters sent to conservative nonprofits and so forth. It’s RICO time.
How many scandals in the Obama administration will it take to reclassify their activities as a crime wave?
To bypass the corrupted political system to hold the Obama administration accountable, anyone who has been targeted by the IRS, their lawyers should immediately file local civil RICO suits. We know the corruption, despite what the Obama administration tried to make you believe, is not isolated to one rogue IRS office in one city. Civil RICO can be brought at the local levels as a civil action first that doesn’t require the government to participate.
As it evolves, as criminal acts are brought forward through the discovery process, it can lead to a broader prosecution which can be brought to a grand jury at the Federal level. RICO can also nab corrupt, bought-and-paid for Republicans.
“You get a turncoat and some collaborating wiretaps – you get some very compelling testimony,” Blakely, the creator of RICO, said in an interview. “That’s how you can bring down the mob.”
Al Capone mob tactics are in the Obama White House
Did you know that the mob crime syndicate in Washington learned from the very best? Take it from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s mentor, Saul Alinsky, the godfather of community organizing, who dedicated his book, Rules for Radicals, to Lucifer. Alinsky apprenticed with notorious mob boss Al Capone. Alinsky’s tactics were mob tactics – just like we have been seeing out of Washington. Just like many of us have been warning would happen since before Barack Obama was elected president. Unfortunately, we have been vindicated. The Chicago mob has taken over America.
In Alinsky’s own words, he learned the mob ways when he first befriended, Big Ed Stash, a professional assassin, and the Capone mob’s top executioner. In a 1972 interview with Playboy, the interviewer asked Alinsky why professional criminals would allow an outsider like him to see how they operated.
Alinsky said: “Why not? What harm could I do them? Even if I told what I’d learned, nobody would listen. They had Chicago tied up tight as a drum; they owned the city, from the cop on the beat right up to the mayor. Forget all that Eliot Ness sh-t; the only real opposition to the mob came from other gangsters, like Bugs Moran or Roger Touhy. The Federal Government could try to nail ‘em on an occasional income tax rap, but inside Chicago they couldn’t touch their power. Capone was the establishment. When one of his boys got knocked off, there wasn’t any city court in session, because most of the judges were at the funeral and some of them were pallbearers. So they sure as hell weren’t afraid of some college kid they’d adopted as a mascot causing them any trouble. They never bothered to hide anything from me; I was their one-man student body and they were anxious to teach me. It probably appealed to their egos.”
Alinsky was right. Right now Washington is tied up tight as a drum. Simply re-insert “Chicago” with “Washington,” “city” with “America” and the solution is obvious. What stopped the mob? The Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act. What will stop the Obama administration? RICO.
Need I say more? Get busy. It’s RICO time.
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From The Daley Gator: http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/page/2/
From American Digest
ANGRY WHITE DUDE HAS ZERO TRUST IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!
HOME SWEET HOME!
At this point, AWD doesn’t care what list the title of this post puts me on. I’m pretty sure I’m already on a host of others already! My sins? Believing in the sanctity and wisdom of the Constitution and for having the cojones to call out the legions of corruptocrats in Washington for their nefarious, tyrannous deeds.
This didn’t start with Obama. AWD has long distrusted anyone elected to federal office. A Senate or House seat is an exclusive club where neither you nor I will ever be invited. The charlatans who hold this office take good care of themselves and their friends. They see themselves different, most assuredly better, than the rest of the hoi polloi proletariat back home in the districts or states.
Congress is an exclusive club for 535 pseudo-kings and queens who do just about anything they want without oversight. The White House and their staffs get it much better. They all travel just about anywhere they want, when they want and how they want with the yokels back home footing the bill. The Kings of Congress vote themselves the right to involve themselves in insider trading when the same would put us lowly proles in prison. They don’t have to worry about squeezing pennies on Social Security. They voted themselves a cushy retirement plan that guarantees them and their spouses lifetime pensions at full salary with full benefits. Even after serving one term. While mandating ObamaCare for “the people,” the Kings and Queens of Congress exclude themselves and their staffs. Congress is the most exclusive and rewarding club in the world and it is corrupt to the bone!
The revelations of IRS corruption come as no surprise to anyone who pays attention. This excludes the “low-information” voters who live off of government welfare programs designed to perpetually buy their votes. The entire system is corrupt beyond repair. What our Founding Fathers feared 230-odd years has become full circle. We are controlled by an army of King Georges who office in Washington, DC and suck the wealth out of the dwindling producers in America.
Today we have an out of control bureaucracy that controls nearly every aspect of our lives. Unelected governmental agencies like the IRS and EPA can ruin our lives at their pleasure. Enemies lists are common in the White House. Unconstitutional spying on American citizens has destroyed the Fourth Amendment. Muslim terrorists are allowed into the country to explode us while living on welfare! We borrow $3 billion each day to pay for all this BS! How can a country so stupid and/or corrupt survive? It can’t!
100 years ago, Congress was different. American patriots who owned farms or businesses would sacrifice a few years at home to serve their country in public office. They stayed a few years and then returned home to work. There weren’t over-the-top pensions and payoffs from lobbyists. These men served their country because they believed in the American Dream and Constitutional values. They were patriots.
Corruptocrats in office today have designed laws to keep them in office until they are wheeled out dead. The only politician AWD can think of who has left Congress before dying or recognizing that they would not win reelection is former Senator Kay Bailout Hutchison of Texas. She only left the Senate because she could make more money as a lobbyist calling on her “good friends!” Other corruptcocrats remain until they are room temperature squeezing out the last few seconds of corrupt money and power they can get from their office.
Can anyone forget the pitiful sight of Robert Byrd being wheeled in on a gurney to cast his vote for ObamaCare? Wussypants Republican and once Democrat geriatric Ralph Hall from Paris, Texas will turn 90 this term and has already announced he will run for reelection in 2014. Why? Because he would rather spend his last months on this planet living the life of a king rather than spend time with his great-great-great-great-great grandchildren regaling fond memories of the Gettysburg Address.
AWD knows a lot of Texas Congressmen. Most of them say the right things and vote the right way most of the time. I trust ZERO of them! Ted Cruz would be the closest I’d come to letting any Congressman in my house. But he’s only been in Washington a few months.
AWD believes the Tea Party Movement failed because it was 30 years too late. It’s principles and values were good at the inception of the movement in 2009 because patriots came together for the right reasons and had great results. The election of 2010 saw 63 big-spending Democrats sent home. We wanted to save America. But once people learned they could make a buck off the movement or get on television, the knives came out. Friends became enemies and egos contaminated the last, best hope to save the country. Lawsuits and backstabbing became common practice. The leftist mainstream propaganda successfully marginalized the movement as racist while the wussypants Republicans, while paying lip service to the Tea Party, worked to marginalize the movement. Both succeeded.
In 2009, AWD had some hope for the salvation of the United States of America. After Obama’s reelection last November, AWD is waiting for the entire collapse of the federal government. It WILL come. I was Dagny Taggart. I’m now John Galt. I have no illusions America can survive as a constitutional republic with an openly socialist Democrat Party and a cowardly, corrupt, wussypants Republican Party in Washington. We know the mission of Democrats is to destroy the country but are you willing to count on John “Boo Hoo” Boehner and Mitch “Turtle-Head” McConnell to rescue us? I refuse to play that game. Especially when the Republican ranks are filled with corruptocrat kings like McCain, Graham, Flake, Rubio, Collins, Alexander and the rest of their ilk!
Those of us who can see realize the corrupt agenda of the kings and queens in Washington. It is total control over the American people. We see the main agendas of Republicans and Democrats in Washington this very moment to be flooding America with unskilled, dependent illegal aliens and granting them citizenship while destroying the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms for the proletariat. Why? Because both political parties are corrupt and both are involved in the game of creeping tyranny.
As AWD has written, I don’t really care if I live in a country that has member states like Massachusetts, Vermont, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota, California, etc. They can all go to their own socialist hell. I don’t care what happens to them. I desire to live in a country where tried and true constitutional values are law, where corruption is held to a minimum and the purveyors of such end up behind bars, and I can keep more of the wealth I produce. I want to live in a country where corruptocrats are unable to buy votes of welfare moochers or illegals by throwing out welfare programs. Where hard work and performance is rewarded and not penalized. Where political correctness does not exist.
I want to live in the Republic of Texas. And I do. And I will. Lock and load and Molon Labe!
From Angry White Dude: http://angrywhitedude.com/2013/05/angry-white-dude-has-zero-trust-in-the-federal-government/
By Roger Kaplan on 5.24.13
Many places with unpronouncable names. One constant: American soldiers give what it takes.
Why should we remember places with strange names, inhabited by tribes whose languages and religions and customs are unfamiliar, most of whom hate us? Why should we remember valleys called the Gowardesh or the Khien Phuong, towns and hamlets with names we can scarcely pronounce, Karabilah, Chonghyon, Cam Lo, Sokkogae, Hangnyong? Even when the words are more recognizable or carry ancient connections to better known locales, they seem exotic: Bois-de-Consenvoye, Chatel-Chehery, Rouge Bouquet, Chemin des Dames.
We remember. These names are carved into the American soul, as are ones we know almost as nearby neighborhoods—Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, Antietam—names to inspire awe and terror and pride and admiration and astonishment all at once, mixed into a feeling that defies rational explanation.
Perhaps this is because what happened at these places, on these hallowed grounds, touches within us the deepest reflexes of reverence and piety—yes, for if there are no atheists in the foxholes, neither are there any on the grounds where men fought and fell so that we could live.
You could say that we live in a free country, and that is so, of course. At these places, on these grounds and so many more, men fought for the freedoms on which our nation stands, thrives, endures. But while it is well to think there is some long-range and overarching purpose to the wars Americans have waged over more than two centuries, and that this purpose is a decent and even a noble one, a tin sound inevitably accompanies the formal words that mark the deeds entrusted to our remembrance. It is not the fault of the language: conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity, and upheld the highest traditions, and inspiring valor, selfless devotion. The words used in citations for military valor are not hollow if we remember the persons and actions to which they refer.
We must remember men caught by surprise who threw themselves on grenades to absorb the force of explosions that would have killed their buddies. We must remember ambushed men who ran out of bullets and kept fighting with bayonets against hordes of savages so their brothers could retreat to defensive positions to regroup and fight again. We must remember young noncoms and ordinary infantrymen scarcely out of adolescence racing up muddy hills in the face of machine gun fire to save the lives of wounded comrades.
They call Memorial Day by a different name, Remembrance Day, in England. Men remember those who saved them more deeply than they remember the causes for which they fought. Yes, they know their fellow warriors upheld the highest honor, and they are right to tell us so. But we would have no freedom and no honor if we did not have men willing to fight and die together, regardless of whether others, in other places and at other times, would recall the sacrifice.
Yes, surely, we can say and do say and do well to tell our children on this day (Memorial Day, the last Monday in May by Act of Congress), that free men are more likely to fight and sacrifice their lives—for their comrades, for their families, for their country, for the ideas their country stands for—than slaves are likely to fight for their masters. We appreciate that American soldiers were stupefied when they found dead Korean and Vietnamese enemies chained to their heavy guns.
The freedom Americans grow up with and take for granted makes such qualities as adaptability, innovation, initiative normal when not second nature. The mental flow we grow up with tells us from the earliest age that we can and should think for ourselves—whether it is about grace or about when to go for a double play or about taking out a machine gun nest with a rifle.
We cannot so neatly explain why “think for yourself” is so often interpreted as “think of the other guys first.”
Read the entire article at The American Spectator: http://spectator.org/archives/2013/05/24/we-will-remember
QUINN HILLYER – RUNNING FOR CONGRESS
By Quin Hillyer on 5.23.13 @ 11:18PM
I’m putting journalism on hold and running for Congress. A fond farewell to The American Spectator.
When an opportunity comes to do something good, one must grab it.
At 2 p.m. central time Thursday afternoon in Mobile, word spread that U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, a six-term Republican from a dark red district, would announce that he is resigning mid-term (Aug. 15) to take a big job with the University of Alabama system of colleges. He made the announcement at 4 p.m.
On the local 5 p.m. news, I announced that I intend to form a committee and expect to run for his seat.
I am a constitutional conservative—and an “opportunity society”conservative as well, hearkening back to the Reagan-Kemp era of prosperity and liberty. Free men and women, with free minds, in a free market, produce abundance and a vibrant society.
Readers of this site know I am a full spectrum conservative. Mostly libertarian on economics, firmly for a strong defense, and for traditional values.
I abhor racism and was a founding board member of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism, which defeated David Duke in the 1990s. I have a long record of volunteer service through churches and with educational foundations.
I am a movement conservative, with a Madisonian love of our constitutional system. And I love my adopted home of southern Alabama, which is developing into one of the greatest areas of growth in the country.
There will be much more to say in the coming weeks, and major endorsements to announce. But now I must set aside my cyber-pen forThe American Spectator, which has hosted me for seven years. I am honored to have been a part of this publication, which has enlightened and entertained the world of American letters for nearly half a century—and my thanks go to Bob and Wlady and to the whole team that does such a good job here. I also thank the readers for making this not just a magazine, but a conversation.
This is going to be a great adventure.
From The American Spectator: http://spectator.org/archives/2013/05/23/laying-down-my-pen
Soon after the Obama Regime went into overdrive to publicize having finally given the green light to the SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden, 17 SEALs were killed along with 13 other troops when a US helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan under questionable circumstances. Try not to smash your computer screen when you read what our Islamophile rulers permitted to happen at their funeral service:
Today three families of Navy SEAL Team VI special forces servicemen, along with one family of an Army National Guardsman, appeared at a press conference to disclose never before revealed information about how and why their sons along with 26 others died in a fatal helicopter crash in Afghanistan on August 6, 2011. …
At the press conference today the families released video on how military brass, while prohibiting any mention of a Judeo-Christian God, invited a Muslim cleric to the funeral for the fallen Navy SEAL Team VI heroes. This cleric disparaged in Arabic the memory of these servicemen by damning them as infidels to Allah.
This video from today’s press conference includes footage of the funeral services at Bagram Air Force Base:
A transcript of the Muslim curse the heroes were granted instead of a Christian blessing:
Amen. I shelter in Allah from the devil who has been cast with stones. In the name of Allah the merciful forgiver. The companions of “THE FIRE” (The sinners and infidels who are fodder for the hell fire) ARE NOT EQUAL WITH the companions of heaven. The companions of heaven (Muslims) are the WINNERS. Had he sent this Koran to the mountain, you would have seen the mountain prostrated in fear of Allah. (Mocking the GOD of Moses) Such examples are what we present to the people, so that they would think. (repent and convert to Islam) Blessings are to your God (Allah) the God of glory and what they describe. And peace be upon the messengers (prophets) and thanks be to Allah the lord of both universes (mankind and Jinn).
At what point do we decide we have had enough?
On tips from Just TheTip, G. Fox, and Stormfax.
From Moonbattery: http://moonbattery.com/
Found at The Daley Gator
Found at 90 miles: http://ninetymilesfromtyranny.blogspot.com/
Found at 90 miles: http://ninetymilesfromtyranny.blogspot.com/
From Mad Medic: http://maddmedic.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/saywhen.jpg
Today is the awful anniversary of the death of Andrew Breitbart. Awful for all the obvious reasons when a young man dies and a wife loses her love and their children, their father. But more than that, Andrew’s death was a profound loss for this country, more specifically for freedom lovers, patriots and the rational. He knew what was at stake. He understood how vicious and ugly the enemy was. And he fought fiercely. He was the example.
We have not recovered from the void left in his wake. No one on the right has followed in those fabulous footsteps or led by his example. Just the opposite. The right shrunk in the wake of his death. Withered. Even the organization that bears his name is a big yawn and has abandoned the guerrilla media warfare Andrew was famous (and infamous) for.
With so much at stake, this is the time to fly without a net, to be bold and daring. Everything we hold dear is on the line and our enemies are playing for keeps and take no prisoners. Now is not the time for the weak and unprincipled.
What follows is a look back at what I wrote in the wake of his untimely death. One year later and the right has learned nothing from his death and our failures.
DEFENDING THE WESTGeneral Patton leaves the field March 6, 2012, WND
Exclusive: Pamela Geller says the world’s a scarier place without Andrew Breitbart
Gen. Patton in the information battle-space leaves the battlefield.
Andrew Breitbart was our warrior, our leader. Fearless, unapologetic, brilliant. I admire few people, but I admired him. He was in a league of his own. The herculean contribution he made to the war against the left and the enemedia cannot be calculated.
I just loved him. He was the only one on the right with fierce spine and courage. So many in the big right blogosphere and media are so afraid of tackling certain issues. They are weak. They are insipid. Andrew Breitbart was anything but weak or insipid. He loved to confront the lies, the corruption, the evil. He was the happy warrior indeed.
The world is a scarier place without him. I do not overstate his influence. The left and its organ grinder’s monkey, the enemedia, feared him. He terrified them. It’s why they despised him so.
He was a fearless champion.
When I was organizing the protests against the Ground Zero mosque in 2010, so many prominent conservatives, including some who are famous for their “fearlessness,” were afraid to speak. Some even agreed to speak and then backed out because they feared media or GOP establishment backlash – but not Andrew Breitbart. Breitbart, unlike today’s establishment conservatives and RINOs, feared no one. He spoke, and he was brilliant. Watch it here.
Even in death, Andrew Breitbart continues to unmask the murdering monsters on the left. Friday, there was for a brief fleeting moment a small hope that perhaps Andrew hadn’t died at all, and that he had pranked the media just to show how vile, depraved and evil the left in America really was. I prayed for it. For there is no doubt that the ugliness and pure evil of the open glee that the left displayed when they heard about Andrew’s death best illustrates what he had brilliantly been exposing to us for years.
Most notorious, of course, was Rolling Stone’s disgusting piece: “Andrew Breitbart: Death of a Douche.” But Rolling Stone was by no means alone. I retweeted a couple of monstrous profane tweets from leftists celebrating Andrew’s death. This was something Andrew did often: He frequently retweeted the monstrous abuse leftists would send him, as do I when Islamic supremacists or their leftist apologists tweet me their extreme hate and threats. Breitbart was criticized for doing that by weak and limp-wristed effetes on the right. To do this was bad form, they would say, doncha know?
But Andrew was right. Simply by repeating their own words, sending out what they had sent to him, he exposed the left more devastatingly and accurately than anything any of us could ever do.
And this kind of thing is what made Andrew Breitbart so bloody brilliant. He understood the fight, he understood the enemy, and above all, he knew how to win. And he knew that no victory for the right would come from playing footsie with an enemy that was desperate and evil.
I related to Andrew Breitbart because he was fearless on the information battlefield. The weak elites on the right today routinely give aid and comfort to the destroyers. But not Breitbart. He took them out. As a New Yorker, I propose a day in his honor for saving us from that debased and utterly corrupt pervert, Anthony Weiner. And I promise you that Breitbart will continue to haunt these cretins long into the future, from a place where his allies are … more formidable.
When I saw him at CPAC, he was full of talk about his new Big project, to complement his existing Big Government, Big Journalism and Big Hollywood sites that have already begun to take the initiative in setting the terms of the public discourse away from the left.
Nonetheless, when I was speaking in Florida last Friday evening, someone asked me who would fill Breitbart’s shoes. No one. No one could. But all of us must.
From Atlas Shrugs: http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/
Posted on | February 24, 2013
Senator Joseph McCarthy, a courageous and patriotic American.
“Senator Cruz’s substantive point was absolutely correct: in the mid-1990s, the Harvard Law School faculty included numerous self-described proponents of ‘critical legal studies’ — a school of thought explicitly derived from Marxism – and they far outnumbered Republicans.”
– Catherine Frazier, spokeswoman for Sen. Ted Cruz
Democrats and the major news media — but I repeat myself – have decided that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s opposition to the Chuck Hagel nomination makes him the “New McCarthy.”
And they say that like it’s a bad thing.
Sen. Joseph McCarthy has been unjustly and dishonestly maligned for so long that even many conservative Republicans nowadays use “McCarthyism” as a slur, without any real understanding of who the man was, or what he was trying to accomplish.
Intellectuals who today think of themselves as the rightful heirs of William F. Buckley Jr. often seem to forget that the second book Buckley wrote, after God and Man at Yale, was McCarthy and His Enemies, which Buckley co-authored with his brother-in-law Brent Bozell (father of Brent Bozell III, who is today head of the Media Research Center). Buckley knew, as do all honest and intelligent students of the Cold War era, that even if one stipulates McCarthy made mistakes and had unfortunate personality traits, he was really a better man than his vindictive critics, and certainly more sincerely patriotic than the Communist enemies he sought to expose.
To truly understand this history, it is necessary at the outset for any student to make two crucial distinctions:
- McCarthy vs. ‘McCarthyism’ — Propagandists of the Left, including journalists and academics, have made Joe McCarthy a symbol of things for which he was not even remotely responsible. Joe McCarthy did not create a “Red Scare.” Concerns about Communist penetration of the federal government, and about Soviet espionage, existed before anyone outside Wisconsin had ever heard of Joe McCarthy. He was not repsonsible for “blacklisting” anyone in Hollywood or getting Communist teachers fired from public schools. Investigations of Communist subversion undertaken by the FBI and the House Committee on Un-American Activities preceded Joe McCarthy’s arrival in the Senate and continued for years after McCarthy was dead and buried in a Wisconsin grave. However, by demonizing McCarthy, and making him a scarecrow symbol for alleged wrongs that he had nothing to do with, leftists have attached to McCarthy’s name a radioactive taint that makes it difficult for people to separate the complex Man from the simplistic Myth.
- Espionage vs. Subversion — This is arguably the greatest stumbling block to understanding the dangerous Soviet-backed conspiracy that Joe McCarthy sought to expose. Many people erroneously believe that McCarthy was hunting for “spies,” but this is a gross misconception, both of what the Communist Party (CPUSA) was about and of what McCarthy was investigating. As was clearly evident to investigators at the time, and as has since been documented by information from Soviet archives and from declassified U.S. government sources, the CPUSA was at all times an instrument of Soviet policy. This was especially so during the era of Stalin’s dictatorship, when deviation from the Party line could be quite literally fatal. Beyond the (very real) spying conducted by CPUSA members – including clandestine “underground” members — there were also American Communists who sought to influence U.S. policy in a pro-Soviet direction, at a time when Stalin’s reign of terror extended across Eastern Europe and when Communists were actively advocating a violent worldwide Marxist-Leninist revolution. It was the network of pro-Soviet influencers, as agents of subversion, that was the real target of McCarthy’s investigations.
Years ago, I interviewed M. Stanton Evans, author of the definitive biography, Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s Enemies. Evans is a man who knew Bill Buckley well, and who helped draft the famous “Sharon Statement” that was in effect the charter of the modern American conservative movement. No living person knows more about Joe McCarthy than does Stan Evans.
After listening to Evans describe his research, during our interview I pointed out the distinction between espionage and subversion and Evans’s eyes lit up with excitement: “Yes! Exactly! You get it!”
What McCarthy was trying to uncover was the mystery of how and why Soviet agents inside the U.S. government had gone undetected for so long. Once anyone begins to seek answers to that question — even today, more than two decades after the Evil Empire imploded under the weight of its own folly — certain conclusions quickly become obvious: There were people in government who did not want these secret Soviet agents exposed, people who saw no need for caution toward employing CPUSA members (or members of Communist-backed front groups) in key government positions.
The atmosphere of suspicion for which McCarthy is blamed was actually the fault of Communists themselves, and of their misguided liberal defenders who either failed to understand the danger or else were inspired by political or ideological motives to be (as it was commonly said) “soft on Communism.” And, in point of fact, it was the attitude of these liberals — derided in Cold War slang as “dupes,” or “pinkos,” or “Commie symps” — that did so much to anesthetize America, to foster the idea that Soviet aggression and domestic subversion were exaggerated dangers, thus creating a stuporous indifference that made this subversion possible.
Communists created suspicion by the intense secrecy of their underground agents, and their sympathizers or “dupes” heightened this suspicion by celebrating those who pleaded the Fifth Amendment in refusing to testify to Congress about their involvement with the CPUSA and the Party’s various front groups.
Keep in mind that the U.S. fought a bloody war against Communist aggression in Korea and that, with the aid of traitorous spies, the Soviets had obtained atomic secrets, so that America was locked in a deadly nuclear standoff with Stalin’s paranoid regime.
Under such circumstances, weren’t Americans entirely right to be outraged at seeing witnesses, who were charged with no crime, hide behind the Fifth Amendment and refuse to tell Congress about what they did and who they knew during their involvement with the Communist Party. And if responsible authorities had failed to investigate whether persons employed by the federal government were affiliated with the CPUSA — and they quite clearly had so failed — wasn’t it important to determine whether these security failures were the result of incompetence? Furthermore, isn’t it unfair to say that McCarthy, in trying to identify the persons responsible for these lapses, was engaged in mere demagoguery or pursuing an irrational “witch hunt”?
The witches were real!
There were indeed Communists who had infiltrated the federal government. And there was every reason to believe that the officials responsible for the lapses of security that had permitted this infiltration were engaged in a cover-up intended to prevent anyone from learning whether these lapses were mere incompetence or rather, as many suspected, something far more sinister.
Don’t lecture me about the “civil rights” of dishonest villains who were willing stooges of the murderous totalitarian Josef Stalin, and don’t tell me that the faults or errors of Joseph McCarthy made him worse than the Communists he sought to expose.
Ted Cruz’s critics now seem to be pursuing an inventory of the Harvard Law School faculty to determine whether Cruz exaggerated the ratio of Marxists to Republicans, as if this would discredit Cruz more than it does Harvard. Any patriotic American would say that if Harvard Law employed even one Marxist professor, that was one Marxist too many.
There may be some people who would say that patriotism and Marxism are not contradictory. Such people are fools — or worse.
And if anyone wants to compare Sen. Ted Cruz to Sen. Joseph McCarthy, I hope Senator Cruz will thank them for the compliment.
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Ten Days And Counting: Obama Still Has Yet To Acknowledge Death Of Legendary SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle…
Could it be because of Kyle’s outspoken pro-Second Amendment views?
Via The Blaze:
It has been about 10 days since legendary Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle was tragically gunned down in Texas, and the president of the United States has yet to address his death.
President Barack Obama has not made a public statement regarding Kyle’s murder and his extraordinary service to his county, nor has the White House issued an official press release. Messages left by TheBlaze were not immediately returned by the White House.
Several Blaze readers have also suggested that the White House should have ordered flags be flown at half mast to honor Kyle. You may recall, Obama issued such orders to honor the late Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, the victims of Sandy Hook, and in honor of Arlen Specter, Neil Armstrong and Army Cpl. Frank W. Buckles, as well as others.
While those proclamations were more than necessary, many would argue an American hero like Chris Kyle — the “American Sniper” — undoubtedly deserves the same respect.
However, the most glaring oversight is still the fact that President Obama hasn’t so much as offered a public statement paying his respects to Kyle and his family.
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Damn right it is.
Via Red Alert Politics:
Dr. Benjamin Carson drew nation-wide criticism when he disapproved of President Barack Obama’s healthcare policies during the National Prayer Breakfast while standing only a couple feet away from the first black Commander in Chief. Now Carson has another African-American ally in his corner – former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.).
In an interview with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News “On the Record” West said Carson’s remarks are garnering unnecessary attention.
“He violated the unwritten rule of being an African American male, and he criticized some of the policies of President Obama,” Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) snarkily pointed out.“I don’t think it should cause any controversy whatsoever.
“I believe that the doctor gave his assessment of some of the policies that involve his profession, the healthcare profession.”
West also pointed out that most mainstream media rarely criticize President Obama for how he runs the country and that behavior needs to stop.
“I think that we cannot continue to go on believing that all we can do is ask the President what his favorite color is and continue to have these softball interviews,” West said. “Well, I think he felt for the first time someone has stood up to me because pretty much he’s been given a free pass.”
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January, 29, 2013 — nicedeb
Last Thursday, the Ohio National Guard 52nd Civil Support Unit was deployed to Portsmouth to run a mock disaster drill. The exercise, overseen by the Ohio Emergency Management Agency was to practice their response to the potential release of a chemical, biological or radiological weapon. Terror drills like this one are somewhat commonplace since 9/11/2001, but there is one telling and scary difference.
Via The Examiner:
WSAZ reported: “The make-believe scenario is timely. Two school employees who are disgruntled over the government’s interpretation of the Second Amendment, plot to use chemical, biological and radiological agents against members of the local community.”
Portsmouth Fire Chief Bill Raison told the Portsmouth Daily Times:
“I think sometimes we tend to think of terrorism as just international terrorism. What’s the likelihood that’s coming to Portsmouth, Ohio? Most people think it’s not very likely. But we forget that there’s a lot of domestic terrorism. There’s organizations and things that go on within the United States that can be every bit as devastating as the international terrorism is.”
Where would someone get such an idea?
Perhaps, from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano who has described gun owners and veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as potential terrorists.
In April 2009, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a report entitled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.”
The report claimed that “rightwing extremism” is not limited to religious and racial hate groups but extends to “those that are mainly anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely.”
“It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration,” said the report.
That’s right…according to the Obama administration anyone who believes that babies should be protected are just as dangerous as al Queda.
They would also get the idea from the “Small Wars Journal”, a respected site, that last yearissued a report entitled, “Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland: A Vision of the Future;
It was written by retired Army Col. Kevin Benson of the Army’s University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and Jennifer Weber, a Civil War expert at the University of Kansas. It posits an “extremist militia motivated by the goals of the ‘tea party’ movement” seizing control of Darlington, S.C., in 2016, “occupying City Hall, disbanding the city council and placing the mayor under house arrest.” The rebels set up checkpoints on Interstate 95 and Interstate 20 looking for illegal aliens. It’s a cartoonish and needlessly provocative scenario.
The article is a choppy patchwork of doctrinal jargon and liberal nightmare. The authors make a quasi-legal case for military action and then apply the Army’s Operating Concept 2016-2028 to the situation. They write bloodlessly that “once it is put into play, Americans will expect the military to execute without pause and as professionally as if it were acting overseas.” They claim that “the Army cannot disappoint the American people, especially in such a moment,” not pausing to consider that using such efficient, deadly force against U.S. citizens would create a monumental political backlash and severely erode government legitimacy.
Anda West Point think tank, which recently issued a paper warning America about “far right” groups such as the “anti-federalist” movement, which supports “civil activism, individual freedoms and self-government.”
The center — part of the institution where men and women are molded into Army officers — posted the report Tuesday. It lumps limited government activists with three movements it identifies as “a racist/white supremacy movement, an anti-federalist movement and a fundamentalist movement.”
The West Point center typically focuses reports on al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists attempting to gain power in Asia, the Middle East and Africa through violence.
But its latest study turns inward and paints a broad brush of people it considers “far right.”
Combine this with an unsubstantiated but alarming report that Obama is using a new “litmus test” for his military leaders, and we’ve got trouble.
“The new litmus test of leadership in the military is if they will fire on US citizens or not.”
From Nice Deb: http://nicedeb.wordpress.com/
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