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I may be just a blogger, but it would seem I am still a few dozen IQ points sharper than the Republican party is, especially the GOP members of the Gang of Eight
Just what we need, electoral advice from a Democrat
(Politico) Sen. Robert Menendez says Republicans need to accept a pathway to citizenship in immigration reform, or they’ll never take back the White House.
Discussing the debate over border security measures in the bill, the New Jersey Democrat who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee decried efforts to create unreachable triggers on legalization.
“What I cannot support, and what I believe the community cannot support at the end of the day is that we’re going to have triggers that can never be achieved in terms of border security as an impediment to the pathway to legalization and citizenship,” Menendez said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“I would tell my Republican colleagues, both in the House and the Senate, that the road to the White House comes through a road with a pathway to legalization. Without it, there will never be a road to the White House for the Republican Party,” Menendez said.
There we have the VERY BEST reason for every Republican NOT to support amnesty. The Democrats want us to, and here is a hint Senator Rubio, it is NOT because Bob Menendez or any other Democrat longs to see a Republican in the White House. Let me be clear, if the Democrats are giving us advice, we should do the exact opposite. When a Democrat says turn here, don’t do it. When a Democrats says support amnesty, we ought to say Hell no we won’t! The Democrats want us to fail. they want us NEVER to elect another Republican to any office. Why is this so flipping hard for the GOP to grasp?
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HHS Secretary Sebelius: Kids “So Far Behind” Without Pre-Kindergarten Education “May As Well Drop Out” By 3rd Grade…
Is she insane?
(CNSNews.com) – Children who don’t get a pre-kindergarten education, ideally from birth to age 5, might fall behind and “may as well drop out” by third grade, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said on Wednesday at an event to garner support for President Barack Obama’s $75-billion proposal to increase pre-school enrollment across the country.
Sebelius said investing in pre-school education would bring “prosperity to all our people.”
“If we want to be a competitive country, if we want to make sure that we can achieve prosperity for all of our people, we have to figure out a way to have productive citizens throughout our population,” Sebelius said at the event, marking the one-year anniversary of an Educare school in the District of Columbia that serves children 6 weeks old to 5 years.
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We Better Check with the Bullshit frogs on this one. And they all Agreed:
And also check with our housewife:
So there you have it. Plain as day. Government Bullshit!
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… it’s time to get a new president.
Data surveillance is an acceptable measure if done within the law, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin told RT while visiting the channel in the capital.
“Such methods are in demand. But you can’t just listen to the phone call in Russia; you need a special order from court. This is how this should be done in civilized society while tackling terrorism with the use of any technical means. If it is in the framework of the law, then it’s ok. If not it is unacceptable,” Putin said answering the question of RT’s Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan. Commenting on Obama’s statement that “You can’t have 100 per cent security and 100 per cent privacy,” Putin disagreed, saying it is possible if done within the law.
Russia said it could consider the possibility of granting political asylum to 29-year-old Edward Snowden, if such request is made. The ex-CIA worker disclosed the existence of PRISM, the National Security Agency’s (NSA) massive data-mining surveillance program, to The Guardian.
“If we receive such a request, we will consider it,” President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said.
The whereabouts of whistleblower remain unknown after he checked out of a Hong Kong hotel. A day earlier Snowden revealed his identity to The Guardian newspaper.
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Roy Costner IV drew hearty applause from other students but no doubt enraged moonbat educrats when he interrupted his own valedictorian speech to recite the Lord’s Prayer. Looks like the authorities are on their toes now, resolved not to permit any more sudden outbreaks of liberty:
A North Texas high school silenced its Valedictorian’s microphone during his speech, prompting questions over his free speech rights.
Students attending the Joshua High School graduation say Remington Reimer’s microphone was cut off, right when he began to talk about the Constitution.
The educrats explain themselves:
“Student speakers were told that if their speeches deviated from the prior-reviewed material, the microphone would be turned off, regardless of content. When one student’s speech deviated from the prior-reviewed speech, the microphone was turned off, pursuant to District policy and procedure.”
Those who don’t want to live in the kind of country this is turning into are running out of time to do something about it.
On tips from Dr. 9 and Stormfax.
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DEFENDING THE WEST Obama’s ministry of propaganda Exclusive: Pamela Geller shares ‘great American moment’ media ignored
My American Freedom Defense Initiative, or AFDI, colleague Robert Spencer and I flew to Tennessee Tuesday to join throngs of patriots and freedom lovers, all happy warriors who had converged in Manchester, Tenn., to oppose the latest Obama administration salvo against the freedom of speech – a seminar led by an Obama-appointed U.S. attorney on how civil rights laws could and should be used to shut down speech deemed “inflammatory” against Muslims (a label that has been used before to shut down truthful speech about jihad and Islamic supremacism).
This was a fight for the very soul of America in a very small town: Manchester, Tenn., a town no bigger than 10,000 people. (Almost 2,000 people were there.) This was the perhaps unlikely venue for a seminar led by a U.S. attorney and an FBI special agent on how “inflammatory” speech against Muslims violated civil rights laws. Nowhere was it ever explained how there could be honest examination of Islam’s teachings of jihad that wouldn’t be “inflammatory” – and that was just the point.
Numerous speakers addressed the roaring crowd before the anti-free speech seminar began, including Spencer and me and other freedom fighters. Then when the Muslim pandering event began, there were close to 800 people filling the small room to way beyond capacity. The lines were three deep along the wall, with folks spilling out into the hallways.
What was really beautiful was that when the event started, more than 600 people couldn’t even get in, but they stayed outside and held a freedom rally. They weren’t missing much – unless they were in the mood to be admonished and hectored as xenophobes, bigots and racists by an Islamic supremacist spokesman and two Obama officials who steadfastly refused to address the elephant in the room: the reality of jihad terror and Islamic supremacism, no matter how many times the boisterous crowd called them on their nonsense.
U.S. Attorney Bill Killian gave a PowerPoint presentation on hate crimes and hate speech. From beginning to end, it was full of condescension, smears, charges that the crowd was racist and thinly veiled threats that truthful speech about Islam could be prosecuted. Never once did he address the fact that people aren’t concerned about Muslims because of racism and xenophobia, but because of the reality of jihad terror and the uniform denial and obfuscation, and victimhood posturing that follows from Muslim communities after every jihad attack.
Killian even stooped so low as to claim a sharp rise in “religiously motivated hate crimes,” without ever informing the crowd that he was lumping in anti-Semitic hate crimes (which are at worldwide record levels, largely due to Islamic anti-Semitism) with anti-Muslim hate crimes. FBI special agent Kenneth Moore was little better. Both echoed the Islamic supremacist speaker’s opening remarks, all about how the people of Tennessee had to learn to be welcoming of people who were different.
The media coverage of our free-speech rally and the anti-free-speech event was typically deceptive and mendacious. One would think that the industry that has the most to lose from restrictions on free speech would fight the fascism. But you would be wrong. These tools are so in the bag for the Obama regime that the knaves are attacking the patriots (and there are many of us) who are standing between freedom and tyranny.
The headline of every news story should have been “Obama’s Department of Justice seeks to criminalize free speech.” Instead, the headlines spun the Muslim victimhood myth narrative: Muslim outreach program disrupted by racist-islamophobic-anti-Muslim-bigots. Nothing on the constitutional putsch. They didn’t bury the lede; they never recovered the body.
USA Today’s headline was “Tenn. Muslim group’s forum disrupted by protesters.” UPI went with “Protesters, hecklers disrupt Muslim forum in Tennessee.” And WBIR-TV’s headline was “Protesters disrupt Tenn. Muslim group’s meeting.” Nowhere in the coverage did the media deign to mention why folks were there. People came to protest Killian’s vow to criminalize criticism of Islam on social media. Folks were boisterous, and well they should be. Does anyone think we should go quietly into the night? The Department of Justice and FBI, taking their orders from Islamic supremacist groups, said the meeting would be an open forum. It was even titled “Public Discourse.” But they changed the rules. Instead of an open forum, they said no questions. Instead, we were told to write questions on index cards. Yeah, uh huh. And, of course, at the end of hours of condescension and accusations of racism, they only read two questions.
Yes, people called them on it. Yes, people grimaced and moaned when Holder’s name was mentioned. He is second only to Obama in greatest threats to our freedoms.
I was there. It was a great American moment. Americans aren’t going to sit quietly while our freedom of speech is taken away, and are never, ever, going to submit and stop telling the truth about the jihad that threatens us all. We are an army.
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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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ObamaCare Openly Gives Homosexuals Preference Over Straight Individuals…Isn’t Discrimination Unlawful?
With of course the worst care going to straight white men (because they’re the most evil).
Via Washington Secrets:
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday said that members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered community will be a special focus of Obamacare because “for too long…[they] were pushed to the side.”
To honor Lesbian, Gay, Bixexual and Transgender Pride Month in June, the administration is drawing attention to new benefits under Obamacare targeted to the LGBT, which Sebelius said have had their access to health care limited and who, she added, have higher rates of tobacco use and are at increased risk for mental health illness.
Among the benefits to the community under Obamacare are the end of a lifetime coverage limit, which is expected to help victim of HIV/AIDS who are often on an expensive regimen of drugs.
She added that the administration is stepping up their focus on and attention to the LGBT community by adding gender status to health surveys and questionnaires which are critical in determining services under Obamacare.
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What are ordinary Americans to make of this strange man-child who has, through sloth and design in the media, sloth and inattention among the body politic, and cupidity, corruption and chicanery within his dark political machine, risen to dominate the landscape? What are ordinary Americans to make of this most un-American of all our erstwhile leaders; a man profoundly ungrounded in the American earth? It is a protean question, painful and difficult to contemplate, to which ordinary Americans will give but a partial answer this November.
In the meantime, there will be an ever increasing addition of possible answers and pondering added to the already towering tsunami of non-information available on the subject of Obama. It is by now a commonplace that never has so little been known about so pivotal a figure in our history. In this case partial ignorance leads not to bliss but rather an opera buffa that is sung in the key of existential distress and portends a finale that is not “a comedy tonight,” but a Roman Tragedy replete with fire and blood.
Conspiracy abhors a vacuum and we’ve had more than our share of theories, speculations, dire warnings, and dark murmurings about a leader’s life that is, in many ways, less documented than the undocumented Democrats oozing across our southern borders.
- He is /is not a natural-born citizen.
- His mother was / was not a harlot.
- His father was / was not a man named Obama.
- His mentor was a black Communist pornographer/poet.
- His mentor was a crazed, race-hustling preacher on the make in Chicago.
- His mentor was a bitter Red agitator with an sheaf of techniques for destroying the country.
- If we knew his college grades we’d see how brilliant he is.
- We don’t know his college grades because he’s much less brilliant that he seems.
- He wrote his books.
- He couldn’t write a rubber check.
- His books are the accurate transcript of his life.
- His books are carefully crafted legends.
- He’s out to rule the world.
- He’s just another hack politician in the iron mold of corrupt Chicago pols since time immemorial.
With Obama the best that can be said is, “All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned.” We simply do not know enough, even now, to know who this stranger among us is. We sense, dimly at first, but with increasing conviction that he does not mean us well and that he is controlled by some strange amalgam of interior compulsions. The hallmarks of his administration’s actions and his speeches seem to be to do many small but insidious things in deep background, a few large and destructive moves in the foreground, give as few details as possible, take no questions, and, if a question is taken, to give no answer. It is an administration that sees no foreign enemies, only domestic ones. Theories about his history and his current character and motives abound as facts fade. The chances are that when he departs the stage most will still say, “Who was that masked man?”
We could ask, in the words of Sinatra, whether this man with the power is “a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn or a king?” But we’d get no answer that would satisfy. We might as well read tea leaves, read auguries from the flights of flocks, divine answers from sheep’s entrails, or descend into the subways and read the words of the prophets on the walls between the stations.
Or, in the spirit of divination that has lately gripped the nation, we can simply look at a photograph from a simple time in the man-child’s life. As the writer said in Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, “Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sandbox at nursery school.”
Or in the sand on a beach in Hawaii:
A toddler sitting and laughing on the shoulders of his grandfather, who would become the only father figure the child would ever know. Perhaps it was while looking at this picture that Obama or his ghost writer came up with, in Dreams From My Father, “One of my earliest memories is of sitting on my grandfather’s shoulders as the astronauts from one of the Apollo missions arrived at Hickam Air Force Base after a successful splashdown.” The shoulders of the grandfather seem to loom large in the legend.
The photograph holds, as so many people’s photographs do, one of the happy moments. But I’d like to see the next few moments. I’d like to see what happened next after the laugh. I’d like to see what that boy in the background with the stick raised as if to throw it at the heads of the toddler and grandfather in the foreground did. Did he let it fly? Did it strike the laughing toddler in the back of the head? Did an abrupt attack from behind form a lasting impression? Or did it miss? Or was it merely a brief gesture signifying nothing?
One can imagine all sorts of next moments but know none of them. Which is, of course, the problem with the burgeoning field of “Obama Historical Studies.” This man’s personal history is simply a collection of small tokens separated by vast swathes of time empty of data and detail. The one thing we can be certain of is that these empty spaces, these profound absences without leave, are not due to happenstance but due to design.
Later in the dubious “autobiography,” the aptly short-titled Dreams, we stumble across this statement: “I’d arrived at an unspoken pact with my grandparents: I could live with them and they’d leave me alone so long as I kept my trouble out of sight.”
Maybe that’s how it works still. Maybe that’s at the root of the grand bargain made between this man and the media and those that voted him power. He keeps his trouble hidden and many decide to just leave him alone and live with him. That would explain the curious silence that soaks sheaves of his erstwhile supporters that are not currently getting checks cut by the Obama Booster Industry. It’s the policy of a profound invert, “I don’t tell so you don’t ask.”
At this point, trying to understand who or what Obama was is like peeling an onion. You unwrap layer after layer and when you reach the core you have nothing; you have the Oakland of American politicians, a man who has no there there.
This is the central fallacy and futility of “Obama Studies.” You cannot, in the end, understand a person as carefully crafted as Obama by examining the past. He has no past. He’s the man upon the stair that was not there. You can only understand Obama in the present by looking at what he and his minions do.
Once your attention is directed away from the past and into the present it all becomes as simple as that snapshot from the beach. What one sees is a man of dubious ancestry rising on the shoulders of a previous generation, stalked by a paranoid fantasy , and becoming, as a result, a bad man with an evil intent, supported by a rag-tag collection of apparatchiks, with a megalomaniac design for a bleak future; a man that does not stand with his feet planted in the American soil, but forever in the backwash of the slow Pacific swell on its most distant shore.
But in the end it is also clear that this man is not wholly someone who has been invented by himself or others in the shadows, but by us as a country and a culture. Simply put, this leader who cannot lead is the fruit of our more than 50 years of downward drift and rising degeneracy. In this we are like the happy toddler on the beach waiting for a stick in the back of the head to wake us up or put us down like an old dog; like, as Ezra Pound wrote so long ago, “an old bitch gone in the teeth, a botched civilization.”
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/
Lately, I’ve been going through a number of the books I’ve read over the years in which I have left bookmarks of passages I want to be able to refer to in my thinking and writing and replacing the big old Post-It Notes that mark them with the smaller, semi-transparent flag or tab versions. It’s also a good excuse for reviewing what I have marked.
Today I replaced the Notes in the magisterial The Russian Revolution by Richard Pipes and came across the following passage he quotes which was written by Isaac Steinberg, who had served as Lenin’s Commissar Of Justice in the early 1920′s. Let me start with the introduction of Mr. Pipes to the quote [emphasis mine]:
Bolshevik terror involved much more than mass executions: in the opinion of some contemporaries, these executions, terrible as they were, had a less oppressive effect than the pervasive atmosphere of repression. Isaac Steinberg, who was in a unique position to evaluate the phenomenon by virtue of his legal training and his experience as Lenin’s Commissar of Justice, noted in 1920 that even though the Civil War was over, the terror continued, having become an intrinsic feature of the regime. Summary executions of prisoners and hostages were to him only “the most glittering object in the somberly flickering firmament of terror that dominates the revolutionary earth,” “its bloody pinnacle, its apotheosis”:
Terror is not an individual act, not an isolated, fortuitous—even if recurrent—expression of the government’s fury. Terror is a system … a legalized plan of the regime for the purpose of mass intimidation, mass compulsion, mass extermination. Terror is a calculated register of punishments, reprisals, and threats by means of which the government intimidates, entices, and compels the fulfillment of its imperative will. Terror is a heavy, suffocating cloak thrown from above over the entire population of the country, a cloak woven of mistrust, lurking vigilance, and lust for revenge. Who holds this cloak in his hands, who presses through it on the entire population, without exception? … Under terror, force rests in the hands of a minority, the notorious minority, which senses its isolation and fears it. Terror exists precisely because the minority, ruling on its own, regards an ever-growing number of persons, groups, and strata as its enemy.… This “enemy of the Revolution” … expands until he dominates the entire expanse of the Revolution.… The concept keeps on enlarging until, by degrees, it comes to embrace the entire land, the entire population, and, in the end, “all with the exception of the government” and its collaborators. [The Russian Revolution, Chapter 18]
In light of all of the things we know about how the Obama Regime has conducted itself over these past four-plus years — especially what we’ve learned over the past several weeks — could not Steinberg’s description of the Bolshevik Regime, if you take away the violence, apply to the former? [It also explains why the Administration targeted their own, like the AP.] As Mr. Pipes remarks in Chapter 4 [emphasis mine]:
…In the speculations of Bentham and the English liberals, there was no place for violence: the transformation of man and society was to be accomplished entirely by laws and enlightenment. But even under this reform-minded theory lay the tacit premise that man could and ought to be remade. This premise links liberalism and radicalism and helps explain why, for all their rejection of the violent methods employed by revolutionaries, when forced to choose between them and their conservative opponents, liberals can be counted on to throw their lot in with the revolutionaries. For what separates liberals from the extreme left is disagreement over the means employed, whereas they differ from the right in the fundamental perception of what man is and what society ought to be.
What separates the murderous regimes of Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, and Mao from the Left In America that is in power now is the preferred methods of achieving their common end.
It is imperative that we always, always keep in mind that there is very little difference between the various types of Leftists. And these differences are only differences of technique, of modus operandi. They share the exact same premises.
From Bob’s Place: http://thecampofthesaints.org/
Take a Deep Whiff
From American Digest: http://americandigest.org/
HOLD ON! THE BULLSHIT METER IS PEGGING OUT!
UH OH! BETTER GET THE BULLSHIT SPRAY OUT!
CALLING ON BULLSHIT FROG!
AND ALL THE BULLSHIT FROGS AGREE! CAN WE GET A WITNESS? YES…BULLSHIT IT IS!
MENDACITY: LYING, FALSE, UNTRUTH.
IRS Tyrant Lois Lerner was former FEC Tyrant Terrorizing Conservative and Christian Groups while Refusing to Pursue Obama’s Illegal and Foreign Contributions
Did you ever wonder why the FEC (Federal Election Commission) never took any action on all the charges about Obama’s eligibility and foreign campaign donations? Longtime Atlas readers remember the blockbuster stories I broke during the early summer 2008 on illegal contributions, foreign contributions, contributions from Hamas-controlled areas in Gaza, and non-existent donors (scroll here). I documented it all in my book, The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Adminstration’s War on America. Good article on it here: Obama’s Foreign Donors: The media averts its eyes
Lois Lerner, IRS official and director of IRS’s Exempt Organizations Division is at the center of the IRS scandal. Lerner was formerly head of the Enforcement Office at the Federal Election Commission (FEC) where there are reports of her politically motivated harassment of conservative groups, according to a May 20 report on “The Weekly Standard.”
Lerner brought her skulduggery and utter disregard for the law to her new job with the IRS. Another Obama socialist and lawbreaker on the warpath using the full authority and power of the US government to terrorize and bully American citizens. Has any other person so singlehandedly influenced not just one, but two elections? Obama always rewards his lieutenants. Think Jarrett, Axlerod, Emanuel, Holder, ad nauseum.
The government has been infiltrated by these Socialist Progressives and America haters who stuff themselves at the public trough while avoiding any accountability in their subversion of the law. The Obama years will be remembered most for their imperious lawlessness.
“IRS’s Lerner Had History of Harassment, Inappropriate Religious Inquiries at FEC Targeted Christian Coalition” Weekly Standard, May 20, 2013
Perhaps no other IRS official is more intimately associated with the tax agency’s growing scandal than Lois Lerner, director of the IRS’s Exempt Organizations Division. Since admitting the IRS harassed hundreds of conservative and Tea Party groups for over two years, Lerner has been criticized for a number of untruths—including the revelation that she apparently lied about planting a question at an American Bar Association conference where she first publicly acknowledged IRS misconduct.
Still, Lerner has her defenders in the government and the media. Shortly after the scandal broke, The Daily Beast published an article headlined “IRS Scandal’s Central Figure, Lois Lerner, Described as ‘Apolitical.’” Insisting Lerner, and the IRS more broadly, were not not politically motivated has been a central contention of those trying to minimize the impact of the scandal.
The trouble with this defense is that, prior to joining the IRS, Lerner’s tenure as head of the Enforcement Office at the Federal Election Commission (FEC) was marked by what appears to be politically motivated harassment of conservative groups.
From Mad Medic: http://maddmedic.wordpress.com/
Obama puppet goes on five national news shows, parrots “Shut Up Republicans” and “Irrelevant Facts” over and over
Dan Pfeiffer is a “senior adviser” for Team Obama. Senior adviser meaning he advises Obama on how to lie, as if the president needed help knowing how to lie. While appearing on five Sunday shows might seem daunting, Pfeiffer could have saved everyone some time by just sending his copied talking points. As Stacy McCain points out, Pfeiffer is not looking to engage in facts, because all the facts are bad for Obama, and thus, must be called “irrelevant”
When the White House sent Obama’s senior adviser out to do five Sunday shows, his orders were obviously to claim that (a) only Republicans care whether the administration is lying about Benghazi, and (b) the answer to any question about Benghazi is “largely irrelevant”:
Wallace repeatedly asked Pfeiffer where the president was and what he was doing while terrorists were attacking the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Pfeiffer refused to answer Wallace’s question of whether Obama entered the White House Situation Room during the Sept. 11 attack, saying, “I don’t remember what room the president was in on that night, and that’s a largely irrelevant fact.” . . . On CBS Sunday, Pfeiffer said that the question of who edited the administration’s “talking points” about the Benghazi was “largely irrelevant.”
Facts are irrelevant when they prove inconvenient for Liberals. And, as I have noted, Liberalism is an ideology of convenience, so, facts become icky and irrelevant pretty quickly. What I would want every American to think about is this. If a tool like Pfeffer is sent out to say that facts do not matter, then that is only because the President told him to say that. What, you think Pfeiffer has a thought his Dear leader does not tell him to have? Come on folks. This is the thing you need to focus on. If the facts of where Obama was, and who wanted the talking points edited are so irrelevant, then why not let those facts out? Face it, facts are only irrelevant when you do not want people to know what those facts are.
Calling it “offensive” and refusing to answer direct, simple questions, make Dan Pfeiffer look like a lying weasel, which of course, is what he is.
From The Daley Gator: http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/
For a job well done.
WASHINGTON — The White House is standing behind the woman who led the Internal Revenue Service’s tax-exempt division while it targeted conservative groups — the same official who now runs the part of the agency charged with implementing “Obamacare.”
“No one has suggested that she did anything wrong yet,” said White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, speaking on “Fox News Sunday.”Mr. Pfeiffer added that no one should jump to conclusions about whether Sarah Hall Ingram, given a promotion at the IRS as the agency’s singling out of tea party and conservative groups began to come to light, was directly involved in any wrongdoing.
“Before everyone in this town convicts this person in the court of public opinion with no evidence, let’s actually get the facts and make decisions after that,” Mr. Pfeiffer said. “There’s nothing that suggests she did anything wrong.”
From Weasel Zippers: http://weaselzippers.us/
Found at 90 miles: http://ninetymilesfromtyranny.blogspot.com/
Scandalous Hat Trick
Mr. President, when it rains it pours, but most Americans hold their own umbrellas. Today in the Rose Garden you dismissed the idea of a Special Counsel to investigate the IRS scandal. With that, your galling political hubris shined bright in the midst of today’s dark clouds.
Surely you are aware that the Hatch Act prevents certain federal employees from engaging in political activity. Specifically, it’s illegal for these federal employees to engage in action in support of or in opposition to a political party, a candidate for partisan political office, or a partisan political group.
Yet that is exactly what’s happened within the IRS, the Justice Department, and in the Benghazi cover-up. This scandalous hat trick is on your watch. It is not believable that you knew nothing about Obama administration actions in dealing with these scandals. And in regards to Benghazi, when you should have taken appropriate action to save American lives – for instance by calling in the Marines – you were AWOL. Just weeks before the election your team scrubbed the Benghazi talking points in 12 different versions, lied to the American people about some YouTube video being to blame for the deaths of brave Americans who put our country first, and you prove Michael Barone right when he writes, “What actually happened in Benghazi was out of sync with the Obama campaign line.” That’s why you all did what you did. Pure raw politics were at play during a horrific time of loss.
For more evidence of Hatch Act violations right under your nose, simply consider DOJ’s “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into the free press. Do you think they picked up some political talk when tapping the phones in the House press gallery?
Your team is out of control. Those who cannot remember the past and learn from it are doomed to repeat it, and that is exactly what is happening. Look back exactly 40 years ago this week and apply that disheartening chapter of American history to the team you’ve chosen and lead today.
Some of us warned America; we cautioned voters in 2008 that a community organizer with no executive experience and no sense of accountability would be a very poor choice for the nation’s top management position.
Mr. President, you said today that you have “complete confidence” in the Attorney General. America doesn’t. Eric Holder needs to appoint an unbiased Special Counsel to investigate the illegal political action of this administration. And then Eric Holder needs to resign.
Most Americans see ominous dark clouds looming beyond the White House Rose Garden, Mr. President. They’ll roll away only when light is shined on the Obama administration’s antics, and America will only recover when you cease avoiding responsibility in this mission of yours to fundamentally transform America. For that to happen, the press had better learn from their experiences of being duped and provide a deserving public fairer, more intelligent coverage.
Speaking of coverage, glad you finally called in the Marines… shame it was just to hold your umbrella.
It’s a shame they weren’t there to escort this disgrace from The White House grounds.
From Camp of the Saints: http://thecampofthesaints.org/
Homeschoolers will not escape the Common Core – at least those who take GED tests.
Once Common Core is nationally implemented and federally enforced, public education will become just another word for a forcible indoctrination of our children to induce them to give up their parents’ political, social, or religious beliefs and attitudes and to accept contrasting regimented ideas. This is the dictionary definition of brainwashing.
This thing gets more unbelievable by the hour.
Via Washington Examiner:
IRS officials refused to grant tax exempt status two pro-life organizations because of their position on the abortion issue, according to a non-profit law firm, which said that one group was pressured not to protest a pro-choice organization that endorsed President Obama during the last election.
“In one case, the IRS withheld approval of an application for tax exempt status for Coalition for Life of Iowa. In a phone call to Coalition for Life of Iowa leaders on June 6, 2009, the IRS agent ‘Ms. Richards’ told the group to send a letter to the IRS with the entire board’s signatures stating that, under perjury of the law, they do not picket/protest or organize groups to picket or protest outside of Planned Parenthood,” the Thomas More Society announced today. “Once the IRS received this letter, their application would be approved.”
From Weasel Zippers: http://weaselzippers.us/