Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ferguson: Leading From Behind

Following the explosion of violence that came as the grand jury announced they would not indict Darren Wilson, Mr. Obama, ("L'├ętat c'est moi"), issued a statement calling for calm, simultaneously adding fuel to the fire by encouraging the mob's right to have a grievance.  He declared that America could never be absolved of it's racial sins, not because it shouldn't be, but because he doesn't want it to be. It's too valuable a tool around which to pit us against each other.

"…we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury’s to make. .. there are Americans who are deeply disappointed, even angry. It’s an understandable reaction."

Leading from behind as usual, except this time not in a fight with Libyans or in Afghanistan, but in the war he's conducting on American society.  As long as the people who support him allow themselves to be gamed, he has no need to conduct an actual revolution.  As long as they're willing to buy into the socialist's "you're a victim" line, he can sit back and watch us make war on ourselves.

A key feature in the socialist left's efforts to divide us as a nation has centered around the idea of "black victimhood" perpetuated by the plague of white racism.  We have been told repeatedly that any problems we encounter with police are due to white supremacist cops acting outside their authority, but never a word is spoken about individual responsibility, or the need to be held accountable for actions that put someone in that situation to begin with.

The concept of individual responsiblity is anathema to the left, because it exists alongside the concept of personal liberty.  It is that which they need to  extinguish, and the left's storyline has two features that serve that goal:  it provides people with a villain to blame, and it provides the government with a logical reason for inserting their own authority into the situation:  "we're here to protect you from these evildoers".
As Mark Levin observed:  
"What we are witnessing now is the left's war on civil society.  It's time to speak out in defense of law enforcement and others trying to protect the community and uphold the rule of law".
When Dr. Martin Luther King made his famous "I have a dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the hope he offered millions was coupled with the need for people to conduct themselves on the "high plane of dignity and discipline".  That was in 1963.  Since then the socialist left has contributed nothing but anger and darkness to Dr. King's dream.  What's happening now in Ferguson is a logical extension of their efforts.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

Why I Can't Listen To Obama's Speeches

I have a hard time listening to Obama speak.  There is always a coded subtext that goes something like....'Now is not the time to talk about my real agenda, so here is some more doublespeak, the kind that got me elected President twice.  I started out talking about healing the planet, and slowing the rise of the oceans, and enough of you bought that, so that proves to me that you're all too stupid to see through any of it.  I can say just about anything and none of you will know the difference anyway.'    

I saw an article the other day about the sound of crickets chirping.  Supposedly if you slow the sound down to the frequency of human speech, the crickets sound just like an angelic choir.  Maybe it's a hoax, who knows.  At least it's pleasant to listen to.  Take a listen here.  

I can't help but wonder:  If you applied the same thing to the sound of fingernails on a blackboard, would it sound just like one of Obama's speeches?

Here's an example of fingernails on a blackboard played at normal speed:  "Scrrrreeeeeechh".  And here it is slowed way down:  "The immigration system is broken and everybody knows it…I have the legal authority to take action"…

Normal speed:  fingernails on blackboard
Slowed way down:  obama speech

Maybe I'm onto something, I don't know, you tell me...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Emily Litella Steps Up For Gun Control

Headline on Breitbart:  ...."58 shot by American golfer in European tournament...."

God bless Gilda Radner.  I miss her.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Shoe Scrapers R Us

Mr. Obama just keeps stepping in it.  He's never missed an opportunity to make a situation worse by lying about it.  Whenever something leaks out, his response is predictable:  "I just learned about this". 

Whenever something Mr. Obama is doing comes to light, his first reaction has never been to address the actual problem.  The only problem he perceives is the potential for political fallout.  Predictably, he waits to see what he needs to do to make sure no responsibility sticks to him.   What happened in Benghazi, what's going on in the VA,  the ongoing saga of the Obamacare farce, Biden's latest gaffe, what the IRS is doing, etc., all news to him when and if it reaches the public' s awareness.  

This time, with the recent revelations about Obamacare, it looks like he's got some gruber on his shoe.  Lucky for him, he lives in a country where the entreprenuerial spirit is still strong.  Anytime there's an opportunity to capitalize on something, somebody will step up.  Private citizens do that in this country, Mr. Obama.  This time it's a little boutique in DC that specializes in shoe scrapers.  As long as Mr. Obama keeps it up, they're sure to make a fortune. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Fine Art Of Grubering

Jonathan Gruber is referred to as the "architect" of Obamacare.  His approach to selling the idea to Americans is summed up here in a quote by him:
“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really really critical for the thing to pass….Americans are too stupid to understand…"  
If cynicism and moral bankruptcy were Olympic sports, Jonathan Gruber would have at least two golds locked up.  If there was a Hall of Fame for a sport called  "Contempt for American Citizens", they would put a statue of him in front of it.  In a country run by socialist wannabes who aspire to complete control, where the end always justifies the means and the concept of integrity is a joke, this guy has some stiff competition, but he's way ahead on points.

So now a new word has entered the national lexicon.  If you buy a car that turns out to be a piece of junk, you've been "grubered".  A "gruberism" is a lie concocted by the left for the purpose of keeping voters in the dark, at least until the next election.

Gruber  verb  \groo-burr\   
   :  To tell a lie deliberately with the intent of misleading.
   :  To misinform people based on the belief that they are too stupid to understand the wisdom of your position.

example:  To conceal the truth about Obamacare it was necessary to gruber the entire nation.
   :  A calculated mistruth intended to deceive listeners

 example:  The explanation given in favor of Obamacare was one huge gruber from one end to the other.

Gruberish   noun  \groo-burr-esh\
   :  Any bewildering deluge of falsehoods designed to confound an audience based on the speaker's awareness that the truth must be concealed by any means necessary.  

example:  A preposterous mountain of gruberish was put forth intended to hide the fact that the entire nation had been grubered about Obamacare.

The absence of respect for Americans is obvious, and something we have all come to expect from the socialists,  but what is truly breathtaking here is the total lack of self respect exhibited by Mr. Gruber.  He knows the idea he's selling is crap, but rather than question his own involvement, his only reaction is to lie about it to get away with it.  Nobody's going to catch on anyway, we're all too stupid.  

Obamacare is not and never was about health care.  It's about control.  Like just about everything else the left has to sell us, the effect it will have on the economy and on American's lives is not the point. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

We Built It. We'll Fix It

There's something very basic about America that Mr. Obama doesn't understand.  That ship behind him?  Americans built that.  After he's gone, we'll put it back the way it was, no matter how long it takes.

Cross posted @ Nuking Politics

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Veteran's Day, November 11, 2014

Richard Morrison was a WW II veteran who enlisted in the US Navy in 1943 at the age of 15.  He died last month due to injuries suffered in an incident that happened last June at a VA facility where he was a patient.  He was 87 years old.  I know a lot of thoroughly decent, dedicated professionals who work in the VA system.  This is not about them.  This is simply about Richard Morrison.  Today is a day set aside to express our gratitude for the sacrifices made by people like him.  

Here is something I want to say to liberals:  If you want to thank a veteran, commit yourself to the principle of individual self determination.  Acknowledge that your future and the future of your children is your responsibility, and only you can protect it. Take charge of your own life, and recognize that the government can't do it for you.

That principle is the core, the essence of being an American.  It is the definition of the Freedom that veterans put their lives on the line to protect.  It's a blessing from the Creator, not a burden.  All you need to do to protect that gift is to insist on the right to live your own life on your own terms, with all the risk and responsibility that entails.  Time and time again the government has shown that they are not capable of living your life for you, and the bigger they get, the more they prove it.
The socialist parasites who have invaded Washington clearly understand this.  All of their protestations about helping people are a cynical subterfuge designed to disguise their real intent, which has nothing to do with helping anyone.  It has everything to do with power and control.  They understand that individual self reliance is a cultural obstacle that stands in their path.  They know that to break that, they have to turn us against each other and break down the traditions that define us as a nation.  

To accomplish this, they have to invent issues such as "climate change", which is a con designed to interfere with the economy by attacking our access to energy.  "Political correctness"  is intended to silence dissent, and to prevent the free expression of ideas.  They insist that the 2nd Amendment is a needless, dangerous anachronism that must be done away with.  These kinds of things are presented as solutions to problems, but they are weapons they use to persuade us that we need government to defend us from each other.  They know they can't "transform" the country with brute force, but if we let them, they can do it with lies.

November 4th, just a week ago, America sent the socialists a clear message:  "We're not buying it".  It's a start.  The socialists reaction was predictable:  "Lie faster.  Lie harder".  They're not interested in what we think, only in what they need to do to save their cause.

Millions of free Americans understand all this very well.  They're called conservatives.  There is no force on earth that can take that Freedom away from a people who understand it.  The only way it can fail is if we surrender it ourselves.

So if you want to thank a Veteran for your Freedom, all that's needed is that we live up to the America they sacrificed for.  Richard Morrison and millions of other American Veterans, men and women, deserve that.  Your children deserve that.  

Do what generations of people in this country have done since it was founded.  By your actions, inform the government that they are the servants of the People, not the opposite.  There is no middle ground.

To all American Veterans, thank you for your service.

Cross posted @ Nuking Politics 

Happy Birthday USMC, 239 Years

Nailed It

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Wednesday Morning, Just Before Dawn

It's Wednesday morning, November 5th.  We're still waiting for someone to make a call on Alaska, so far Sullivan is holding 49% against 45% for Begich.  Virginia is going to a recount, and Louisiana is going to a runoff on Dec 9.  As it stands now, without the results of those three, the Republicans have regained control of the Senate, adding 7 seats, and retained control of the House with 25 additional seats.  Mia Love won, Sandra Fluke lost.  Poetry.

Mr. Obama will be busy over the next period of time making sure that everyone knows that this outcome is everyone else's fault, not his.  Democrat operatives all over the country are quaking in their boots.  They have failed The One.  

And Harry Reid sits somewhere in the dark, waiting for the phone to ring.

Right now it's 0430 in Arizona.  The stars are still shining, and soon the sun will rise on a beautiful Wednesday morning.  Harry Reid has conceded his role as Senate Majority Leader, and waits for Obama to start doing what he does best, rationalizing and blaming people.

America has finally stood up and rejected the left's vision of utopia. The American People have given our leaders in Congress one last opportunity to pull this country back from the brink of ruin.  I pray they have the courage to live up to it.

Cross Posted @ Nuking Politics.com

Monday, November 3, 2014

PC Headgear, Giant Bugs

In Douglasville GA, an early voter was told he had to remove his NRA hat while voting, because it "was associated with the Republican Party".  I thought it was more closely associated with things like personal liberty and the 2nd Amendment.  Political Correctness is used more and more openly as the weapon (how's that for irony) that it was always intended to be.  What do you suppose their reaction might have been if he had shown up wearing a hat that said "Fossil Fuel Is Bad, M'Kay"  or "Code Pink Rocks", or maybe "Yay Obamacare"?   

The destruction of the concept of individual Freedom is not a bug in the grand scheme that is progressivism, it's a feature.  Election Day, Nov 4, is tomorrow.  This nation is truly at a crossroads.  I don't think there has ever been an election with greater consequences for the future of this Republic.  

Yesterday I mailed in my absentee ballot.  I made sure I was wearing an NRA hat the whole time.

If Republicans take control of both houses, and If they acted in good faith with the People of this country and with the oaths they took, they could put an end to this train wreck of an administration in a matter of weeks.

Hey progressives, go suck a bug.  Not just any bug. This one: