"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." ~~Thomas Jefferson

"Who will protect us from those who protect us?"

Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. ~ Thomas Jefferson

03 May 2016

The people have spoken...



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This was on the back page of the front section of our local paper yesterday.  Chuck Grassley.   My neighbor down the road.  Waterloo Courier.

Chuck is the fella telling obama and the Libs that no, we aren't going to give you another Liberal on the Supreme Court just yet.  He wants to let the people decide after the next President takes office.  Good for you, Chuck.  Advise and consent.  I don't like the way it is being done, but hey...  So far it is working.  Desperate times, desperate measures...  ;)

The Libs, of course, hate it.  They claim that the people spoke in 2012 when they re-elected obama.  That is true.  But the thing that those same Libs forget (because it doesn't help their cause) is that the people spoke on this subject more recently when they elected a Republican majority to both houses of congress in 2014 with a mandate to stop obama.  Those bastards got elected and then forgot about the mandate that put them in DC...  Anyway...

There is, of course, the possibility that a Democrat could win that office.  And the Dems could win the majority of both houses.  Then the new President would get to choose.  And Ginsburg was born in 1933.  She won't be around forever.  I suspect that the next President could reasonably be expected to make 3 or 4 appointments to the bench.  Kennedy was born in 36, Breyer in 38.  Plus the replacement for Scalia.  If you need a reason NOT to vote Democrat, that is it.  Scary times...  I cannot imagine America surviving a packed Liberal Supreme Court.  The current crop of obama appointees have already shown that they are willing to get involved in social engineering and legislating from the bench.  And then there is "it's a tax, it stands" John Roberts...

Hang tough, Chuck.

Fuck obama.

Thankfully...



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01 May 2016

Dictator in a pantsuit...



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I think he wears it better... 

Your grandparents...



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True...  ;)

30 April 2016

30 APR 75...

The fall of Saigon...







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I remember this well...  I was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas on this day in 1975, having recently PCS'd from Germany...


Thanks for the nudge, David P.  ;)

Racists...



I wonder why all the "important, influential celebrities" are threatening to leave for Canada if Trump gets elected? Why not Mexico?

Because they are fucking racists, that's why!  ;) 

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29 April 2016

28 April 2016

Social Justice...



Churches in American have been overthrown from within and transformed into bastions of "social justice" with a relentless socialist undertow. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has been morphed into "Jesus the Community Organizer". Sixty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy warned us of this tactic.  ~~Will G.

"But in 'the stern encounter', in the moral struggle, religion is not simply a weapon - it is the essence of the struggle itself. The Communist rulers do not fear the phraseology of religion, or the ceremonies and churches and denomination organizations. On the contrary, they leave no stone unturned in seeking to turn these aspects of religion to their own advantage and to use the trappings of religion in order to cement the obedience of their people. 

What they fear is the profound consequences of a religion that is lived and not merely acknowledged. They fear especially man's response to spiritual and ethical stimuli, not merely material. A society which seeks to make the worship of the State the ultimate objective of life cannot permit a higher loyalty, a faith in God, a belief in a religion that elevates the individual, acknowledges his true value and teaches him devotion and responsibility to something beyond the here and now.


The communist fear Christianity more as a way of life than as a weapon. In short, there is room in totalitarian system for churches - but there is no room for God. The claim of the State must be total, and no other loyalty, and no other philosophy of life can be tolerated." 


~~ JFK, Commencement address, Assumption College, June 3, 1955


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Thanks, Will G...

27 April 2016

The Devil is in the details...



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He said what...?




"By calling attention to a 'well regulated militia,' the 'security' of the nation, and the right of each citizen 'to keep and bear arms,' our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extre
mely unlikely that the fears of governmental tyranny which gave rise to the Second Amendment will ever be a major danger to our nation, the Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of this country. For that reason, I believe the Second Amendment will always be important."
JFK, April, 1960


http://www.gunsmagazine.com/1960issues/G0460.pdf
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The code is simple...



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26 April 2016

24 April 2016

Lowering crime rates...



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It sure as hell didn't lower my premiums.  ;)

23 April 2016

We are in a Civil Cold War...



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With friends like us...

An interesting story...

I wonder who in Downing Street briefed Barack Obama’s team on the wording of his friendly warning to the British. Somebody obviously pointed out that the population of this country retained a quaint obsession with the Second World War, and would therefore treat any reference to the glorious dead as irreproachable. So the President invoked the European graves of those American servicemen who died to protect – well, what exactly?

I thought it was the democratic values and reverence for national independence that Britain shared with the US. Did Mr Obama have any sense at all that what he was now urging the British electorate to accept was precisely the surrender of those sacred principles of democratically accountable government and self-determination for which the combined American and British forces had made their ultimate sacrifice?

Could this bizarre intervention have been more cynical or wilfully misinformed? In the end, it seemed to come down to trade advantages – to what might once, back in the day, have been called the global interests of US corporate capitalism. Mr Obama even made specific reference in his article in Friday’s Daily Telegraph to the importance of current negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which would reduce barriers to US business interests in the European Union.
On the same day, 38 Degrees – a front group for the more proactive elements in the public sector unions – took out full-page newspaper adverts campaigning against the adoption of TTIP (“…no trade deal should give corporations more power than people”). If the Labour Left were not in such disingenuous disarray, they could be making a meal of this. In any event, unnamed US trade officials were being ominously quoted as saying that, in the event of Brexit, the UK would come very low on America’s list of priorities for new trade agreements.


Read the rest here.

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Gun ownership...



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I guess it isn't that much of a stretch...  Happy Saturday!  ;)

22 April 2016

Foreign policy experience...



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Just a mental image, right?