Posting will be intermittent and even more incoherent than usual for a while. Because I hurt and moving sucks. On the plus side, this will be the last time I ever have to move in my life.
Tour Diary: Week Nine
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Eventually, the progressives know if they hold out long enough they will win. It works every time. The media will focus on the support the progressives have and make it look like they are on the right side of any issue. Eventually the conservative leader mistakenly falls prey to his/her own concern about perception and immediately the Progressive wins. That is how they roll. This is why it is so important to reach out to conservatives and reinforce to them, whoever they are, that we support their stance and position. If we do not, the creeping worry of perception and subsequent guilt leads to compromises in principled positions. There are some issues that reach beyond the framework of concession and compromise and strike at the very core of conservative belief. Those issues must not EVER be allowed to fall prey to public, or media pressures.
Shooting someone with the intent to only wound, such as shooting someone in the arm is still using lethal force in the eyes of the law, and under which you MUST be in immediate danger of grave bodily injury or death. If you are not, then you are not allowed by the law to shoot them at all.
The Project Gunwalker scandal, which began as a whispered rumor, is now out in front of the whole world to see. Most significantly, the ATF and DOJ hid, refusing to comment, refusing even to send out the weasel-worded non-denial deniers. Guilty. As. Sin.Every single American owes a note of thanks to David Codrea and Mike Vanderboegh--two brave patriots who grabbed onto this story like pit bulls with lockjaw and wouldn't let go until the job was done. We need far more like these men.
There is more coming on CBS, I can promise you that. And now the other networks and print "authorized journalists" will have to get off their duffs and start to play catch-up.
The perpetrators should be tried quickly aboard whichever Navy vessel they find themselves on as of today. If the powers that be feel it is necessary, a military judge, prosecutor, and defense attorney can be dispatched to the fleet and hold a court martial. Otherwise, I'm pretty sure that the commanding officer of a warship in international waters can convene one with just as much legal weight as if it were held in Hampton Roads.
If found guilty of piracy, which to my understanding means "Was the accused on the ship without permission of her master and a party to her taking and/or the killing of her crew?", I suggest that all of the guilty be hung by the neck until dead within sight of their home port, with the event being broadcast live on CNN, Fox, SkyNews, and Al Jazeera. Any network that refuses to broadcast this warning to barbarians would lose its license to broadcast in the United States. All of the bottom feeding, cave dwelling, murderous cretins of the world need to know that after we count to 10 more than a few times, bad things happen to bad people.
After that, the president needs to man up and get congressional authorization for a punitive naval expedition against the pirates and their nests. My idea would be the immediate bombardment, not bombing, of the coastal villages that seem to breed this scum. A bombing would be too quick. I think the slow, systematic shelling of every standing structure in the port sends the right message. Nothing shows you care like having a cruiser park outside of RPG range and level the village.
The unions arifying their membership, consolidating gains and actively directing their efforts against the political winds that have blown against them. This is the battleground on which they have chosen to fight, right here and right now. They have dispatched the purple buses across the nation in an effort to create widespread chaos. They are flexing their muscles and expect the citizenry to cower in fear. Their method is simple: intimidation pure and clear. It is a thug tactic employed by thugs. It is mob rule. We resist it here and now or bow to it and inspire a thousand more events.
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) offered the amendment that blocks funding for various policy advisers to combat what he called “a very disturbing proliferation of czars” under Obama.
“These unappointed, unaccountable people who are literally running a shadow government, heading up these little fiefdoms that nobody can really seem to identify where they are or what they’re doing,” Scalise said Thursday. “But we do know that they’re wielding vast amounts of power.”
The jobs on the chopping block: White House-appointed advisers on health care, energy and climate, green jobs, urban affairs, the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention center, oversight of TARP executive compensation, diversity at the Federal Communications Commission and the auto industry manufacturing policy.
“I’d tell them, this is Canada, and in Canada, we teach music and physical education in our schools. If you don’t like it, leave. If you want to live under sharia law, go back to the hellhole country you came from or go to another hellhole country that lives under sharia law,” said Kanwar, who is a professor emeritus of sociology at Mount Royal University in Calgary.'Ow this specimen menaged to survive so long, we've no idea. But it's comforting to know that they're still around, and perhaps we'll be able to breed enough of them to replenish the population.
He hates us, and he is punishing us.Posted by Ann Barnhardt - February 16, AD 2011 3:43 PM MST
I have read with keen interest all of the attempts by various pundits and thinkers to rationalize and discern the motivations of Barack Obama. I have yet to hear anyone properly articulate the motivation behind Obama’s destructive actions. Most reasonable, clear-thinking people now fully understand that this country is being destroyed before our very eyes. The most solid proof of this came earlier this week with the release of the Obama regime’s 2012 budget which, if adopted, would incur $26.3 trillion in new debt over the next decade. There is only one possible way to spin this fact with any degree of positivity: the United States will not incur $26.3 trillion in new debt over the next decade because the economy will collapse, the government will default and the Republic will cease to exist long before we burn through another $26.3 trillion. So, we’ve got that going for us, which is nice - to paraphrase the great Carl Spackler.
Many theories have been put forth regarding Obama’s stunningly destructive policies. Some say that Obama’s actions are due to stupidity and a lack of understanding of basic economics. The more optimistic (and naïve) say that Obama’s intentions are good, and that Obama truly thinks that he is doing all the right things, and Obama honestly believes that if given enough time his policies will indeed bear fruit. Some say that Obama is a true believer in Marxist theory and is motivated by an altruistic desire to empower the poor by confiscating and redistributing the wealth of the middle and upper classes. All of these contentions are incorrect and merely serve to shield us from the terrifying reality. Barack Obama hates the United States of America and its people, and is on a single-minded quest to exact punishment upon us.One of the most difficult things for a human mind to comprehend is being hated. Hatred is, at its core, the desire that someone or something not exist. Every human soul, even the most damaged and depraved, still revolves around a core that regards its own existence as a positive. Nearly all human actions have a root motivation, misguided though they may be, of either perpetuating or improving the individual’s existence. Thus, even a person who commits suicide does so with the misguided motivation of ending suffering, and thus improving their existence by “making the pain stop”. Because we are created to exist (as redundant as that might sound), we find it almost impossible to comprehend that anyone wishes that we didn’t exist. We find it almost impossible to comprehend that we are truly hated, and will thus jump through psychological hoops with the dexterity of a circus acrobat to deny that reality when we are confronted by it.Barack Obama has spent his entire life, literally from the day he was born, surrounded by people who actively, viscerally hate the United States of America. The Dunham family were Communists. Lolo Soetoro was a Marxist and a nominal Muslim. Frank Marshall Davis was a Communist. Obama’s professors and social circle at Occidental College were Marxists by Obama’s own tacit admission in Bill Ayers’ book Dreams From My Father. Obama’s Chicago mentor and aforementioned ghostwriter, Bill Ayers, is an avowed Communist. Obama’s so-called “pastor”, Jeremiah Wright, is a Marxist and rabid anti-Semite. Since America is the diametrical opposite of the tyranny of Marxism and the tyranny of islam, hatred of America is the inevitable derivitive of Obama's Marxist-muslim life and upbringing. Naturally, all of these people share the common trait of a visceral, seething, and in the case of Ayers, a demonstrably violent hatred of the United States, her economy, her culture and her people. Obama has been indoctrinated since early childhood to believe that the United States is the enemy, the ultimate criminal enterprise, the source and foundation of every imaginable grievance – and not merely on an aggregate scale, but on a personal level. Barack Obama views the United States of America as his sworn personal enemy, and thus his entire life has had as its focus and goal ascending to positions of power that would allow him to do one thing: mete out punishment. And that is exactly what Obama is doing.Obama is, in all likelihood, a sociopath. He does not empathize, or even possess the capacity to fake the appearance of empathy toward other human beings. Obama doesn’t care about the poor or the oppressed, and the horrific collateral damage already being caused by ObamaCare is but one example of this cold indifference. These groups are merely pawns that Obama uses to capture and increase his own power, and to falsely justify the punishments that he is meting out upon the entire country. The more power Obama acquires, the more severe the punishment he can inflict upon the country. The more punishment he inflicts, the more power he craves so that he may inflict even greater punishment. The more horrific the punishments become, the more power Obama can amass by offering waivers, exemptions and protection from his punishments in exchange for loyalty. This feedback cycle, if left unchecked will grow exponentially, and as we are now seeing in the Middle East, could grow beyond the United States and eventually encompass the entire world.Eighty years ago a Marxist and rabidly anti-Semitic madman ascended to power in Europe, motivated by a drive to exact punishment upon Jews and upon his fellow Europeans who drafted and enjoined the Treaty of Versailles. This madman’s hatred and his desire to punish his enemies was intense and personal. He was permitted to amass unspeakable power and inflict some of the worst punishments ever seen in human history. His craving for more power and more punishment was never satisfied. By the time he committed suicide in a bunker in Berlin, he had destroyed his entire country, started a World War that claimed the lives of over 60 million human beings, and nearly exterminated an entire race of people. Unless and until we come to grips with the terrifying reality of Obama’s psychology and motivation, this scenario could unfold again. With a nuclear weaponized Muslim world, the potential death, destruction and dislocation that could result today would be many times larger than what was suffered during the Second World War. Congruently, that same race of people, the Jews, would once again face an attempted genocide. We cannot allow Barack Hussein Obama to continue to punish the United States and the world for crimes against him that were never committed.
So far, the NAACP has not expressed any dissatisfaction with a prominent African-American–Cain is the former Chairman and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, as well as the former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City–being described as a monkey, a minstrel and a “garbage pail kid.”
I must be a masochist. I keep fighting for the rights of people who have no interest in them.Too. Freaking. True.
Countering the call for exclusion, Larry L. Eastland, a bishop in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and an ACU board member, warned in a letter to fellow board members to “not be guilty of ‘casting the first stone’ on others’ sins.”Well said, Bishop Eastland. Glad to see some common sense on the topic.
“Let us not lose sight of our goals by closing the door on individuals who will stand with us on public issues on which we agree, and keep to themselves their differences on issues where it could give ‘aid and comfort’ to our opponents,” he wrote.
He said rather than pre-emptive exclusion, CPAC should wait to see whether groups violate the gathering’s fundamental principles and, if they do, they should not be invited back.
If the left understands anything, it is that in order for their ideology and its promised utopia to be born, they must thoroughly destroy America and undermine everything America stands for in the world. Once that has been accomplished, then their way is clear. Of course, they truly believe they will be able to control the Islamist genie they have encouraged, appeased and enabled along the way. That's why they are so nonchalant about terrorism and the threat of Islamic jihad. First, they see themselves on the same side politically; and second, they believe they won't have any trouble stopping the Jihad once they are in power. What's the big deal? They also intend to roll back the rising seas, stop global warming, and heal the planet, after all.
Finally - A firm diagnosis! I'm mentally ill!Posted by Ann Barnhardt - February 7, AD 2011 10:56 AM MSTAlthough I would appreciate a bit more detail.The term "mentally ill" covers such a wide swath of possible conditions. Is it a chemical imbalance? An accumulation of plaque in the brain? A series of micro-strokes? I think I'm going to put my money on something to do with too much NutraSweet from diet pop metabolizing into formaldehyde and gumming up the ol' works. And for what it's worth, the Golden Retriever next door has been warning me about NutraSweet for months.In all seriousness, this is how the Marxist-totalitarian left works. Notice that there is absolutely no rebuttal offered - just the accusation of "mental illness". I would have no problem whatsoever with someone accusing me of mental illness IF they outlined WHY they suspected such. Make your case. You have my words at your disposal - use them against me. Form an argument. Use citations. Make a logical, reasoned progression using objective data and evidence. If I were you, I would probably attack it from the "extreme paranoia" angle.But that is not what they do. They simply declare a person to be "mentally ill", and thus dangerous and unfit for participation in free society. Mentally ill people should be restrained and "treated" - for their own good and the good of the collective. This obviously will have to be done against the wishes of the "patient" because the patient is mentally unable to recognize their own illness. Marxists have a long, depraved history of using "pseudo-psychiatry" as a means of culling. Like our friend Mike, Marxist pseudo-psychiatric diagnosis is centered around PHILOSOPHICAL criterion, not clinical criterion. In other words, if you don't agree with the philosophy of the diagnoser, you must be, by definition, mentally impaired and thus dangerous.Mr. Mike, my contact info with detailed driving directions can be found under the "Contact" link on the nav bar to your left. I'm here most of the time. If you are serious and truly think me stricken with a mental impairment that makes me a danger to society, it is your duty to act on that knowledge. There is an excellent FBI office here in Denver ( 303-629-7171 ), and there is also a Deprtment of Homeland Security office, too ( 720-852-6602 ). Do your duty, Mike. Protect society from, and purge society of people who disagree with you.
We are trying to hold a tea party on April 30th in Tucson. Already the blowback from some in leadership since January 8th has been to try and shut us down. We were having a town hall/forum on mental health on Feb 18th and one by one the County Prosecutor and Sheriff have spoken to our speakers and intimidated them to the point where they will no longer speak.Emphasis mine. Here's the article in question which gives the full story. Is this what America stands for? Both Sheriff Douchebag and the Pima County Prosecutor need to think through their actions. Or not...because it'll eventually work out in our favor.
Perhaps none other than former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee illustrates my point best. When he was governor of Arkansas, he supported increases in the state income tax, sales tax, gas tax, licensing fees and even a nursing bed tax. Yet, why does Huckabee still remain popular in GOP circles? It is thanks to the social "conservative" voting bloc that feels comfortable with Huckabee because he is staunchly pro-life and anti-gay.I can respect the beliefs of SoCons. But I've set aside my disagreements with them to help save our country. Now, it's time for them to figure out what's more important--having an America where some people might live their lives in a manner they don't approve of...or imposing their personal beliefs on everyone else, at the cost of our Republic.
The moral liberals will ignore that because that 20 percent is more important than the tax and spending part. There has even been talk of social conservatives leaving the GOP and forming their own party. They will make this move solely because of GOProud, whose inclusion in CPAC is both welcomed and refreshing as it brings young, fresh faces to represent and help grow the movement.
Allow Palin to compete. We’ll see if we stand or fall with her.
But any funny business on the part of the GOP, and you will lose me forever. Not only that, but I’ll make sure to use my little microphone to do as much damage to you as I can. Because when you stop becoming the party of free enterprise, individual merit and competition, your no, better in fact you’re worse than, our political opponents on the Democrat side. You’re worse because you made yourself out to be one thing and you turned into something else. You turned into liars. And i don’t want to belong to that party.
Sorry for the long rant, but as Ronald Reagan said during his Time for Choosing Speech: “There is a price we will not pay and there is a point at which they will not advance.” We’re going to war. See you on the battlefield, GOP.
Thus, when a young white couple were beaten unconscious after leaving a GOP fundraiser, the mainstream media did not find their plight worthy of reportage. Similarly, when a conservative had his finger bitten off, or when a frail, diabetic conservative was beaten, the silence was deafening. Sarah Palin's church being torched with children in it didn't deserve even a blip on the evening news.
When thirteen U.S. soldiers at Fort Hood, including a pregnant woman, were mowed down (and thirty more wounded) in cold blood, President Obama didn't interrupt a Native American shout-out to renounce the horror. When Obama finally did speak, he urged us not to jump to conclusions. Since then, next to nothing has been said about the slaughter. The fact that the murderer was a Muslim automatically disqualifies the soldiers from being "good victims."
In contrast, during the recent, also horrific Tucson massacre, twenty people were injured and six killed by an apparently psychotic 22-year-old. Given that the Fort Hood murders involved an internal jihad, doesn't this incident pose a greater safety risk to this country than a lunatic in Tucson? Consequently, shouldn't Fort Hood have been dissected and analyzed for months on end?
But there's an even more disturbing reason why so many hardcore leftists divide the world into good and bad victims. It is because many of them don't care about human beings.
Think I'm exaggerating? Then why haven't progressives spoken out against the death threats received by Sarah Palin and her family? People on the left relish telling Palin rape jokes -- or laughing at them. Several leftists fantasized publicly about conservatives dying painful deaths. Comedian Wanda Sykes thought it would be a hoot if Rush perished from a kidney disease.
And we're not talking here solely about contempt towards conservatives. Many progressives don't appear to be fans of the human race.
Governor Palin, for her part, has been hung in effigy, had her church firebombed, called the “c” word, had her private emails hacked, and has been told by her so-called betters to “leave the room.” Not to mention the death threats.(Emphasis mine. What was that left-wingnut spouting a couple of posts back? Something about 'intolerance?')
Some will remind us that President Obama broke the color barrier in his successful White House run.
True, but he never had to break the contempt barrier.
He was never treated as inferior. He immediately belonged to the elite club, even if his liberal ideas and paper-thin resume suggested he was in over his head.
ATF's leadership could care less about Senator Grassley, Congressional inqueries, the No Fear Act, Victim-Witness laws, truth, honesty, integrity or anything that gets in their way of intimidating their workforce. I appologize for the harshness of my tone but your small exposure to ATF retaliations is a way of life for us.Another one of those paranoid bitter clingers? Hardly. First, read about how Eric Holder once again gives the bird to the rule of law at Sipsey Street. Then, cruise on over here and get acquainted with the author of the quoted paragraphs...ATF Agent "Jumper."
If you expect ATF to now "find and disclose the truth" based on your censure, it is simply not in the character of the individuals involved, ATF leadership as a whole and most definitely not anything close to a priority for ATF's attorneys. THEY DO NOT CARE!