"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

30 January 2012

Whatcha gonna do...?

No one can argue the fact that the world we live in is falling apart around us.  FUBAR.

No one can argue the fact that those whom we have elected to represent us in our government are ignoring us.  They have been for a very long time.  They no longer work for us.  They work for special interests, interests backed by big money.  Big money is the modern day "get out of jail free card".  They work for themselves.

They spy on us.  They try to intimidate us.  They ask us questions that they have no right to know the answers to.  They sexually assault us.  They imprison us.  They beat us.  They kill us with apparent impunity.  They do it every single day.  You can deny it but that won't make it any less true.

  They change the rules to fit the situation at hand.  If there are no rules to bend or break they invent them at the spur of the moment.  They ignore the constitution when it gets in their way. 

And there are those "common people" who are ok with this.  They support it.  And they want everyone to be like them.  They cannot understand a person who is able to think for him or herself.  They are frightened by people who don't want to live in their world.

Our government is corrupt from the very top to the very bottom.  Corruption permeates every pore of our government at every level.  The Political Ruling Class work to better their own lives.  It's the only thing they do.  The people who elect them mean nothing to them.  And the people who elect them know this.  And the people continue to elect these bastards.  And the people are ok with this because thats the way it's done.

Where's the problem?

No one cares.  Life goes on.  Business as usual.

There was crime so we demanded that the government protect us.  Now we live in a police state and still we aren't protected.

It has always been our own responsibility to protect ourselves.  Some are too timid to do so and welcome the non-protection of the police state.  The Police State claims a monopoly on the "right to protect".  Or not to protect.

Everything is against the law.  The government has assumed the right to do whatever they want to whomever they want whenever they want.  And the people are ok with that.

I know without a doubt that the people are ok with it because they are doing nothing to change it.  Oh, there might be a complaint here and a protest there but, in the end, the people either comply with the rulers or they lose intrest.  They grab a bag of chips and plop themselves down in front of the idiot box and watch the game.  I'd suggest that they do it to escape reality, but that wouldn't be true.  They do it because that is their reality.

Just keep reelecting the same old worn out establishment politicians to the positions of power.  And those politicians will start to ignore you as soon as they have taken their oath on innauguration day. 

Meet the new boss.  He's the same as the old boss.  We won't get fooled again.  LOL.  Right.

You don't matter.  They can have an election without voters and no one will even complain about it.  No one will even know.  No one will care.

The Democrats and the Republicans are merely different branches of the same party.  They have the same goals.  To enslave you.  To steal the fruits of your labors and keep them for themselves.  They might possibly redistribute what they "don't need" as they see fit. 

The clock is ticking.   The time is near.  Soon you're going to be called upon to do something to either defend or destroy the way of life we have.  Whats left of it, anyway.  You cannot avoid it.  Just like death and taxes...

I ask you, if the purpose of terrorism is to terrorize...  who are the terrorists?

EXECUTIVE ORDER 12148 created the Federal Emergency Management Agency that is to interface with the Department of Defense for civil defense planning and funding.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 12656 appointed the National Security Council as the principal body that should consider emergency powers. This allows the government to increase domestic intelligence and surveillance of U.S.  citizens and restrict the freedom of movement within the United States of civilians and grant the government the right to isolate large groups of civilians. The National Guard could be federalized to seal all borders and take control of U.S. air space and entry ports.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all transportation.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all fuel depots and power plants.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into federal work brigades.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the postmaster general to run a national registration.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including ones in the commercial service.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, waterways and public storage.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions or crises.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President. 
(Courtesy of American Free Press)

Whatcha gonna do?  Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?

Stay safe.

Money may have "vaporized"...

(MoneyWatch) 
COMMENTARY Investigators are closing in on what happened to $1.2 billion in customer funds missing at collapsed brokerage firm MF Global -- it's gone. The Wall Street Journal reports:

As the sprawling probe that includes regulators, criminal and congressional investigators, and court-appointed trustees grinds on, the findings so far suggest that a "significant amount" of the money could have "vaporized" as a result of chaotic trading at MF Global during the week before the company's Oct. 31 bankruptcy filing, said a person close to the investigation.
MF Global customers, which included farmers, ranchers, and other businesses, have to date recovered 72 percent of the money they had in their U.S. accounts, according to The Wall Street Journal. Funds outside the country remain frozen. Of the roughly $6 billion the firm managed on behalf of these clients, $5.3 billion has been found. But "hundreds of millions" in customer funds is subject to lawsuits involving other parts of MF Global's business, such as its foreign branches. That means the shortfall may amount to at least $1.2 billion, with the paper noting that "U.S. officials might never be able to recover those funds."

Read the rest here.

I do hope that prosecutions are forthcoming.  Prosecutions and jail time.  Not some white collar country club prison.  These assclowns need to be in a "gray stone walls, hard time prison".  They can keep the sheets warm for the politicians who are apparently looking the other way while all of this theft and corruption is taking place.

Our government is worthless.  It needs to be replaced with a government that will abide by the constitution.

Any bets?  All Corzine and his minions will get out of this are sullied reputations. 

It's disgusting.

Stay safe.

29 January 2012

Dear Abby...

Dear Abby,

My husband has a long record of money problems. He runs up huge credit-card
bills and at the end of the month, if I try to pay them off, he shouts at
me, saying I am stealing his money. He says pay the minimum and let our
kids worry about the rest, but already we can hardly keep up with the
interest. Also he has been so arrogant and abusive toward our neighbors that
most of them no longer speak to us. The few that do are an odd bunch, to
whom he has been giving a lot of expensive gifts, running up our bills even
more. Also, he has gotten religious. One week he hangs out with Catholics
and the next with people who say the Pope is the 'Anti-Christ', and the next
he's with Muslims.. Finally, the last straw. He's demanding that before
anyone can be in the same room with him, they must sign a loyalty oath. It's
just so horribly creepy! Can you help?

Signed,

Lost


Dear Lost,

Stop whining, Michelle. You're getting to live in the White House for free,
travel the world, and have others pay for everything for you.
You can divorce the jerk any time you want. The rest of us are stuck with
the idiot for one more year!

Signed,

Abby


Stay safe.

28 January 2012

They occasionally get it right...

Sometimes bad things happen to innocent people at the hands of the law.

Sometimes those innocents receive justice.  It seems to be a rare occurance but, it does happen.

Here is the story.

I wish I could just say that I'm happy this turned out the way it did and be done with it.  I can't do that.  I have to give my opinion, right or wrong :)

The cops were wrong from the very start in this situation.  Trying to cover their asses has cost the city of Des Moines at least $140,000 in legal fees up to this point.  There will be a settlement to the victims of $500,000 on top of that.  That's taxpayer money to pay for willful police misconduct.  And they knew they were wrong from the beginning.  An honest and objective internal investigation would have (did?) proven this.  This crap happens someplace in Amerika every single day. 

The taxpayers of Des Moines should be pissed off about this.

The victims of this crime at the hands of law enforcement didn't just "roll over" and let the law bully them into submission.  I hope it sends a message to other police forces.  I hope the families or victims of every instance of excessive force at the hands of law enforcement pursue justice and I hope they win. 

I realize that the odds are stacked against anyone bringing a case against "the law".  When you do that you are going up against the entire legal system.  That has to be terrifying and must seem futile.  I realize that it's probaly easier to just walk away with your life and feel lucky that you are still breathing.  Walk away and try to forget about it.  Hope that it never happens to anyone else.

But you know in the back of your mind that it will.  It will happen to somebody else.

I've said it before and I'll say it again.  I think that most cops are good people who want to do the right thing.  Some cops are bad.  Some are very bad.  There are bad people in every profession but there are some professions that should not ever tolerate bad people in their midst.  The worst part is when the good cops knowingly and willingly protect the bad ones.  And the system that protects bad cops simply because they are cops.  That is evil.

It seems to me, as an outsider, that something has changed in law enforcement in the last 20 or 30 years.  There was a time when the police were respected by most everyone but the criminals.  I don't think thats the case anymore.  I would love to hear about it from people currently involved in law enforcement or retired from law enforcement. 

I realize that any group is made up of individuals and that every individual is different.  I also spent quite a few years in the Army and I do understand how individuals come to think as a group.  Sometimes its necesssary for survival.  I spent some time in an MP company at Fort Hood in the mid seventies.  I had friends there whom I respected and I knew others whom I wouldn't give the sweat off my balls if they were dying of thirst in the desert.  I had close friends in Germany who were MPs and CID.  We're all different.  I have friends in law enforcement today with whom I ride bicycles and others with whom I played hockey for several years.

Anyway....  This post is deteriorating.  Is it the war on drugs?  The looseness of society?  The entitlement mentality?  What has changed?

Feel free to chime in.

Stay safe.

27 January 2012

26 January 2012

Excuse...


Thanks, Kristen B.



So true in so many ways.

Stay safe.

Let's be pacific...



Sent to me by one of my young supervisors.  It has particular significance to me (and him) because one of my other supervisors has problems differentiating between "specific" and "pacific"...  I've probably heard her ask "Can you be more pacific?" a half million times over the past 30 years.  You do get used to it after awhile. 

This is probably funnier to me than it is to you, but I just had to share it.  

Keep in mind that I'm not making fun of her.  (Because I'm 100% Politically Correct.  All the time.) 

It's just one of those cute little quirks that makes a person who she or he is.

I know that a lot of people make fun of me behind my back.  I expect it, though I never do anything to deserve it.  ;)  It's just the kind of guy I am....  (And it says a lot about the people I surround myself with)

Stay safe.

23 January 2012

Salesman of the year...



Stay safe.

Zoomie tells the Fed to F&@k off...

Today's must read blogpost...  (Found at Curtis' place)


From Walter Zoomie...

Read it here.

Destined to become a classic.


Now, tell me that you don't agree with him 100%. 


C'mon, TELL ME YOU DON'T AGREE WITH WALTER...


Ha!  You can't do that, can you?  :)


Good job, Zoomie!


Stay safe.

Davos elites to seek reforms of 'outdated' capitalism...

http://www.breitbart.com/

verbatim post



Economic and political elites meeting this week at the Swiss resort of Davos will be asked to urgently find ways to reform a capitalist system that has been described as "outdated and crumbling." "We have a general morality gap, we are over-leveraged, we have neglected to invest in the future, we have undermined social coherence, and we are in danger of completely losing the confidence of future generations," said Klaus Schwab, host and founder of the annual World Economic Forum.
"Solving problems in the context of outdated and crumbling models will only dig us deeper into the hole.
"We are in an era of profound change that urgently requires new ways of thinking instead of more business-as-usual," the 73-year-old said, adding that "capitalism in its current form, has no place in the world around us."
Some 1,600 economic and political leaders, including 40 heads of states and governments, will be asked to come up with new ideas as they converge at eastern Switzerland's chic ski station for the 42nd edition of the five-day World Economic Forum which opens Wednesday.
The eurozone's failure to get a grip on its debt crisis and the spectre this is casting over the global economy will dominate discussions.
"The main issue would be the preoccupation with the global economy. There will be relatively less conversation about social responsibility and environment issues -- those tend to come to the fore when the economy is doing well," John Quelch, dean of the China European International Business School, told AFP.
"The main conversation will be about a deficit of leadership in Europe as a prime problem," he added.
The annual talk-shop comes barely a week after the eurozone's reputation took a further battering, as ratings agency Standard and Poor's downgraded the credit-worthiness of nine eurozone countries, including stripping France of its triple-A grade.
While saved from the downgrade embarrassment, the region's economic powerhouse Germany has nevertheless been forced to lower its growth forecast, dragged down by its neighbours' debt woes and weaker demand from emerging markets.
The forum will centre on the issue from the beginning, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel opens with a keynote speech.
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi, US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde will also give a broader insight into the international economic impact of the eurozone crisis.
The World Bank slashed its global economic growth forecasts to 2.5 percent for 2012 and 3.1 percent in 2013 -- sharply lower than previous estimates of 3.6 percent for both years.
Beyond economic issues, the forum will address a plethora of other subjects.
Sessions will range from scientific discoveries expected to shape 2012, to a discussion on the differences perceived when a Beethoven sonata is played on historic and modern instruments, to how virtual games can be harnessed for innovation in the real world.
It will also hear about the profound changes in the Arab world after a series of revolutions swept across the region in 2011. New Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali and Egyptian presidential candidate Amre Moussa will both be present at the meeting.
Political issues in other regions will be addressed, with the participation of Mexican Felipe Calderon, his Nigerian counterpart Goodluck Jonathan and Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the fledgling South Sudan.
Up to 5,000 Swiss soldiers have been mobilised to secure the location, and the air space around eastern Switzerland's Davos region will also be severely restricted during the week.
But anti-capitalist demonstrators are planning to make their presence felt.
The Occupy WEF protestors have built igloos in the middle of the village perched 1,500 metres above sea level and are planning a protest against those they call "self-proclaimed elites."

Stay safe.

Flying blonde...

This is the story of the blonde flying in a two-seater airplane with just the pilot. He has a heart attack and dies.
She frantically calls a May Day: "May Day! May Day! Help me! Help me! My pilot had a heart attack and is dead and I don't know how to fly. Help me! Please help me!"
All of a sudden she hears a voice over the radio saying: "This is the tower. I have received your message and I will talk you through it. I've had a lot of experience with this kind of problem. Now, just relax. Everything will be fine! Now give me your height and position."
She says, "I'm 5'4"..... and I'm in the front seat."
"O.K." says the voice from the tower. "Repeat after me: Our Father. . . Who art in Heaven. . . ."
 
Stay safe.

21 January 2012

Before government interference...

A time before government interference sissified Amerika.


My kids were born and raised in the '70s.  

It was a time before the government took all the fun out of life.  Somehow, some of the kids of that era survived, thrived, and were better for the experience.  They had a sense of adventure that gained them experience in the real world rather than a sense of entitlement and faux self worth gained in front of a video game screen on a television set in their room.

Sadly, theirs was also the first generation to begin to be taught in earnest under the current (Communist, Socialist, Marxist) education system.  All Amerikan children attending public school beginning in about 1972 were taught based on this (Communist, Socialist, Marxist) philosophy.  I think that some areas of the country taught it more enthusiastically than others. 

Todays young public school teachers, especially those who were public school students themselves, were taught under this (Communist, Socialist, Marxist) system from kindergarten through college.  They have never known anything different.  They are teaching what they were taught.  They believe it.  They believe in it.  They believe and they teach that someone owes them something.  It is their life's agenda to perpetuate the lie, whether they realize it or not.

These kids who were raised and educated beginning in the '70s are also the first generation raising their kids (our grandkids) with the (Communist, Socialist, Marxist) ideology that was imbued into their brains from such a young age.  It's at a point now where the indoctrination begins at birth.  The parents believe it and teach it to their children before the (Communist, Socialist, Marxist) public school teachers take it up with those same pliable minds.

There are a lot of those little  monsters out there.

The (Communist, Socialist, Marxist) teachers and administrators were subtle.  They were sneaky.  They were persistent.

They were also successful.

They followed the plan that the (Communist, Socialist, Marxist) puppet masters in Washington set forth.

The mess we are in as a nation today has been a long time coming. 

"How wonderful for governments that the people they administer do not think" ~~ Adolph Hitler

Stay safe.

19 January 2012

Seriously...?




Why are obama's critics so dumb?  Wow.

Anyone who believes obama to be a "sensible, pragmatic centrist" is dumb.  Certifiably insane.  Lost in space.  From a different planet.  Ozoning.  Dumber than a box of rocks.  Stoopid.

Read it here.

And to think that some folks call Ron Paul a kook.

You always have to keep in mind that Liberalism is a mental disorder.

On another subject, Curtis has this excellent post over at his place.  Follow and read the links.

Stay safe.

18 January 2012

Uh oh! We're in trouble now...

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is providing senior state and local police officials with its analysis of homegrown terrorism incidents, including common signs law enforcement can use to identify violent extremists.
The warning signs identified for police include someone joining a group advocating violence, receiving support from a network that plans attacks or seeking out charismatic leaders who encourage violence. The analysis was conducted by the Homeland Security Department, the FBI and the National Counterterrorism Center. An overview of the findings was shared with The Associated Press and was being presented Wednesday at a conference at the White House.
The conference marks the first time this unclassified analysis is presented to 46 senior federal, state and local law enforcement officials, many of whom are police chiefs and sheriffs. The conference also includes sessions on other programs the federal government has for countering violent extremism and a briefing from a deputy chief of the Los Angeles Police Department about what the city has done on this front.
"Engaging local communities is critical to our nation's effort to counter violent extremism and violent crime, and this meeting brings together many of our partners," Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said. Napolitano, Attorney General Eric Holder and the president's counterterrorism adviser, John Brennan, planned to attend the White House conference.
There has been an uptick in attempted attacks by Americans and other legal U.S. residents in the past few years, prompting the Obama administration to place a priority on finding ways to stop this type of violence. The administration rolled out a thin strategy last year that put local communities – not Washington – in charge of countering violent extremism in the U.S. That strategy was short on details and did not focus on threats from Islamic extremists.
The White House has encouraged law enforcement to reach out to Muslim communities to build relationships, insisting that these communities are partners in the fight against terrorism. At the same time, the government is trying to develop ways to help local law enforcement detect behavior that could indicate someone is plotting a violent attack. The challenge has been to provide behavioral indicators that indicate the potential for violence rather than religious beliefs or other constitutionally protected rights.
"The important role of local law enforcement is a key part of the administration's approach to countering violent extremism in the homeland," Brennan said. "Law enforcement officials work with communities every day and understand how to build partnerships to address this tough challenge."
Analysts from the FBI, Homeland Security Department and National Counterterrorism Center reviewed 62 cases of homegrown violent extremists and found basic similarities. The cases included violent extremists who adhered to a mix of ideologies, including people who ascribed to white supremacist beliefs and people inspired by a violent interpretation of Islam. The analysis is not a psychological profile of a homegrown terrorist, but instead offers similarities among cases that could help local law enforcement better understand and detect threats.
In the 62 cases reviewed, the subjects increasingly spoke out against the government, blamed the government for perceived problems and did so in a way that caught the attention of other people in their communities, according to the senior counterterrorism official who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private White House event. Subjects became active on the Internet to espouse extremist views. In some cases, the subjects purchased weapons, ammunition or explosive materials.
Analysts found that a person's origin, ethnic background and socioeconomic status are not good indicators for potential violent extremist activity, the senior counterterrorism official said.
Later this month, a training program for local law enforcement on countering violent extremism will be tested in Southern California, and the government intends to roll out the training to the rest of the country through 2012. Part of the training will focus on understanding constitutionally protected activities so law enforcement can distinguish between illegal acts and free speech. The official said the FBI academy plans to incorporate this training into its programs as well.
The FBI came under fire last year for some controversial training sessions that portrayed Islam as a violent religion.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/18/obama-administration-police-chiefs-violent-extremism_n_1212697.html

Stay safe.

17 January 2012

From Jared.


NYPD developing infrared body scanner to detect guns on people in the street

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 11:26 PM on 17th January 2012


A device that can detect whether a suspect is carrying a weapon without needing to frisk him is being developed by police.
Infrared rays will be used to scan a form of natural energy - like radiation - emitted from the body of someone concealing a gun on the street.
If something is obstructing the flow of that energy, such as a weapon, the gadget will show exactly where the object is on a suspect's body.



As a result, officers will get a digital outline of where the firearm is. The device could also be used to find suicide bomber vests, Newsday reported.
The New York Post reported that the device has been undergoing development for the past three years for the streets of New York City....


Read the rest here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2087996/NYPD-developing-body-scanner-detect-guns-suspects-street.html#ixzz1jlvnlziL


You know, it was only a matter of time. 

I'm sure that there are some people who will see this as a good thing.  People who are "sex slaves" for the Taliban.  Baaaaahhhhhhh....

Stay safe.

Marines do good deed...

From David P. in S.C.
US Marines Rescue Taliban Sex Slaves  


Stay safe.

The Whiz Kids...

From David P. in S.C.


You Pee for Us All, Marine

January 16, 2012
Well said….
by Bob Lonsberry
You pee for us all, Marine.
This has to do with the video that popped up yesterday. It’s 40 seconds, and it shows four Marines standing above the bodies of some dead Taliban.
Peeing on them.
“Have a great day, buddy,” one of the Marines says to the corpse at his feet.

Let’s review.

America is at war with militant Islam. In Afghanistan, the Taliban is militant Islam. In Afghanistan, the Taliban gave refuge and support to Al Qaeda as it prepared the attacks of September 11. In Afghanistan, the Taliban works around the clock to put American servicemen in their graves.

The Taliban is the bad guys.

And the United States Marines are the good guys.

And this is much ado about nothing.

Because the brass are crapping their pants.

“This is egregious, disgusting behavior,” said Pentagon spokesman Capt. John Kirby. “It turned my stomach.”
Kirby’s branch of the service is not listed, but I’m guessing it’s Girl Scouts.

It turned his stomach?

We are a nation at war. We’ve had thousands of Americans die. We’ve brought hundreds of thousands home with losses of limb and mind, and THIS turns his stomach?

That’s not exactly a warrior spirit.

And it makes you wish that men like those urinating Marines were running this operation.

But they are not.

And they will be crucified.

Because our military establishment specializes in throwing young GIs under the bus. Any number of desk jockeys and political generals are glad to backstab as many warriors as they can. In the White House and at the Pentagon, the god of political correctness is fed with the frequent sacrifice of young soldiers’ careers.
You send people to war, but heaven help them if they act like it. Hamstrung by Marquis of Queensbury rules in a bar fight with savages, our GIs are attacked by enemy fighters on one side and government lawyers on the other.
It’s a funny game where no one has their back.
Except the American people.
Which gets me back to my point.
You pee for us all, Marine.
That group of Camp Lejeune snipers is condemned by the political generals, but embraced by the American people.
Because that’s what you get when you screw with the United States of America. You get a bullet through the brainpan, and we’re going to line up to spit on the pieces.
Unless we have a full bladder.

And show the YouTube far and wide, as a warning to your pals. This is what it means to mess with America. The pantywaists in the Pentagon might want to win your hearts and minds, but the men pulling the triggers want to snap your freaking necks.
 
And some 310 million real Americans feel the same way. Mess with the best, die like the rest. The sooner the better, the more the merrier, and don’t be surprised if it’s not holy water you get sprinkled with.

Real people aren’t bothered by this.
Real people believe this is how war should be fought.
Real people think that we’ve pussyfooted around long enough, it’s time to make the rubble bounce. Pull the B52s out of the barn and let’s light those mo-fos up.
And real people are sick and tired of the feigned indignation coming out of the Pentagon and White House. Life is not group therapy and war is not run by “Robert Rules of Order.” War is where you kill people and break the will of a society.
War is where you make the other guy cry “Uncle.”
Ask the people of Hiroshima and Dresden.
Or Atlanta, for that matter.

You attack the United States and you die. You die ugly. There are only two sure winners – us and the maggots. And any people, nation or religion that can’t stand that heat should stay the hell out of the kitchen.
So if you don’t want to be blown to bits and pieces, and pissed on by fine examples of American manhood, then you better stay home with mama. You better lay off the jihad. You better learn some manners and mind your Ps and Qs.
Because Lady Liberty is shaking her fist.
And that’s not just some words in a song.
That’s our pledge.
We’re going to kill you, and we’re going to cheer the men who do it.
And the rest of you goat-bearded savages better shake in your sandals, because those Marines pee for us.
And they’re coming for you next.

Stay safe.

16 January 2012

15 January 2012

Just thinking...

Anthony Earl Peterson
Private First Class


PERSONAL DATA
  Home of Record: Mason City, Iowa
  Date of birth:  Saturday, 07/16/1949

MILITARY DATA
  Service:        Army  (Regular)
  Grade at loss:  E3
  Rank:           Private First Class
  ID No:          482620684
  MOS:            11B10 Infantryman
  LenSvc:         Less than one year
  Unit:           D CO, 2ND BN, 3RD INFANTRY, 199 INF BDE

CASUALTY DATA
  Start Tour:     Friday, 06/20/1969
  Cas Date:       Thursday, 07/03/1969
  Age at Loss:    19
  Remains:        Body recovered
  Location:       Long Khanh, South Vietnam
  Type:           Hostile, died outright
  Reason:         Multiple fragmentation wounds - Ground casualty

Tony was my cousin.  I looked up to him.  He was 5 years older than me and treated me like a little brother.  He was living his 14th day in Viet Nam.  2 weeks shy of his 20th birthday.

Panel 21W Line 055

I just talked with his sister.  She still misses him tremendously.

Stay safe.

14 January 2012

Who will protect you...?







Still pertinent today...

There are some things that you just have to do yourself.

Stay safe.


12 January 2012

Wisconsin Declares War... :)

From Clem...

The President was in the Oval Office when his telephone rang.
"Hello, Mr. President," a heavily accented Norwegian voice said.
"'Dis here is Nels, over here at the Rod and Gun Club in Iola,
Wisconsin.  Ve don't like some a yer policies so I am callin' to tell ya that we are officially declaring war on ya!"
 

"Well, Nels," the President replied, "This is indeed important news!  How big is your army?"

"Right now," said Nels, after a moment's calculation, "there is myself,  my cousin Knute, my next-door-neighbor Lars, and the whole pool team  from the Rod & Gun.  That makes eight!"

The President paused, "I must tell you Nels that I have one million men in my army waiting to move on my command."

 "Wow," said Nels, "I'll haf ta call ya back!"

Sure enough, the next day, Nels called again.  "Mr. President, da war is  still on!  We have managed to acquire some infantry equipment!"

 "And what equipment would that be, Nels?" the President asked.

  "Vell sir, ve got two combines, a bulldozer, and Sigurd's farm tractor."

 The President sighed.  

"I must tell you Nels, that I have 16,000 tanks and 14,000 armored personnel carriers.  Also I've increased my army  to one and a half million since we last spoke." 

"All right den, said Nels.  "I'll be getting back to ya."

Sure enough, Nels rang again the next day.  

"Mr. President, da war is still on!  We have managed to git ourselves airborne!  We up an' modified Lars' ultra-light vit a couple'a shotguns in da cockpit, and four boys from the coffee shop haf joined us as vell!"

 The President was silent for a minute then cleared his throat.  "I must tell you, Nels, that I have 10,000 bombers and 20,000 fighter planes.  My military complex is surrounded by laser-guided, surface-to-air missile sites.  And since we last spoke, I've increased my army to TWO MILLION!"

"Two million you say?," said Nels, "l'll haf' to call ya back." 

 Sure enough, Nels called again the next day. 

 "Mr. President!  I am sorry to have to tell you that we have had to call off this here war." 

"I'm sorry to hear that," said the President.  "Why the sudden change of heart?" 

Vell, sir," said Nels, "we've all sat ourselves down and had a long
chat over a few beers, and come to realize that dar's yust no vay ve
can feed two million prisoners."

 WISCONSIN CONFIDENCE CANNOT BE SHAKEN



I'm not actually from Wisconsin but I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express one time.

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11 January 2012

Surrender in Afghanistan...

From David P. in S.C.
 
Obama wants to bug out before the election
 
Sunday, January 08, 2012
 
The war in Afghanistan may end this year in thinly disguised surrender.
"The Taliban per se is not our enemy," Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview with Newsweek magazine Dec. 15.
We went to war in Afghanistan to oust the Taliban regime because it had sheltered al-Qaida. Perhaps Mr. Biden forgot.
A story in an Indian newspaper Dec. 29 suggests the reason for the vice president's memory lapse. The Obama administration apparently is conducting secret negotiations with the Taliban and has recruited Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Muslim Brotherhood's leading jurist, to mediate them.
"Earlier this month, Mr. al-Qaradawi helped draw a road map for a deal between the Taliban and the United States aimed at giving the superpower a face-saving political settlement ahead of its planned withdrawal from Afghanistan, which is due to begin in 2014," wrote reporter Praveen Swami, citing "Indian diplomatic sources."
Picking Mr. al-Qaradawi, 84, to broker a peace deal is like choosing Benito Mussolini to mediate secret peace talks with the Nazis.
Mr. al-Qaradawi seeks the establishment of a worldwide caliphate ruled by Islamic law. And like other radical Islamists, Mr. al-Qaradawi advocates the destruction of Israel. But not even that is enough to satisfy his blood lust.
"Throughout history, Allah has imposed upon the [Jews] people who would punish them for their corruption," Mr. al-Qaradawi said in a speech broadcast on al-Jazeera in 2009. "The last punishment was carried out by Hitler. By means of all the things he did to them ... he managed to put them in their place. This was divine punishment for them. Allah willing, the next time will be at the hands of the believers. ... Oh Allah, count their numbers and kill them, down to the very last one."
In 2003, Mr. al-Qaradawi issued a fatwa justifying the killing of U.S. troops in Iraq. When the imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca opposed the killing of civilians, Mr. al-Qaradawi criticized him. Yet the Obama administration apparently considers Mr. al-Qaradawi to be a "moderate."
Perhaps he is, compared to Mohammed Fazl, a senior Taliban official who's been held at Guantanamo Bay since early 2002. Mr. Fazl is alleged to have overseen the murder of thousands of Afghanistan's minority Shiite Muslims.
The Obama administration is contemplating turning Mr. Fazl and four other Taliban terrorists over to the Afghan government as part of an exchange of "confidence-building measures," Reuters reported Dec. 29.
The proposed handover of Mr. Fazl and the others is not popular with those who are more concerned with U.S. security than with President Obama's re-election.
"I can tell you that the hair on the back of my neck went up when they walked in with this a month ago," Reuters quoted a "U.S. intelligence official" as saying.
The Taliban announced Tuesday that it will open a liaison office in Doha, Qatar, where Mr. al-Qaradawi is based. Afghan President Hamid Karzai gave the office his blessing and earlier praised Vice President Biden's statement that "the Taliban per se is not our enemy." So presumably he'd be open to a power-sharing arrangement -- provided there are sufficient guarantees for his personal safety and for augmentation of the considerable fortune he's accumulated since we installed him in office.
If Mr. al-Qaradawi is chosen as mediator it would suggest the Obama administration is far more interested in making a deal before the U.S. election this year than in what's in the deal. The administration might be satisfied, it appears, with a public renunciation of al-Qaida by the Taliban (they don't have to mean it), and private assurances that the Taliban won't take over until after the election.
The losers would be those Afghans who don't want to live under the thumb of a brutal reactionary theocracy, especially those who trusted us and sent their daughters to school. But they don't vote in our elections.
Mr. Obama supported the war in Afghanistan during the 2008 campaign, but I suspect he did so only because he so vociferously opposed the war in Iraq and didn't want people to think he was soft on national defense. His heart was never in it.
So I wish he'd decided to bug out sooner. About two-thirds of the 1,864 American servicemen and women who have been killed in Afghanistan have been killed since Barack Obama became president. They appear to have died in vain.
Jack Kelly is a columnist for the Post-Gazette and The Blade of Toledo, Ohio (jkelly@post-gazette.com, 412 263-1476). More articles by this author
First published on January 8, 2012 at 12:00 am
 
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Quiz...

Here is a little quiz to determine which Presidential candidate is "most like you".  It's kind of interesting.  The big surprise was finding out that obama is least "like me".  (I didn't and wouldn't vote for him anyway.)






Picture above is from Curtis' blog.  It brings me to the next topic.  michelle obama.  She doesn't like being seen as an "angry black female".  My advice to her would be to quit acting like one if she doesn't want to be seen as one.  Seems pretty simple to me.   I don't think I've ever seen a "pleasant" picture of her.  It is the Liberal media that publishes all of these pics, ya know, so I can only believe that she always looks like this since all of her pictures look like this. 

Anyway... 

Harry Reid, barack obama, Rachel Maddow, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton....  They all look like angry black females, too.  It is what it is.  Hell, I liked Richard Nixon and he looked like an angry black female.  :)

So, the quiz is at the link below.  It only takes a couple of minutes to complete.  Have fun with it.

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10 January 2012

People...

They were people.  Citizens.

Erik Scott

Jose Guerena

Kelly Thomas

David Lee "Deacon" Turner

Stanley Gibson

Matthew Stewart

Todd Blair

The list is really much longer.


If they break down your door in the middle of the night and you wake up and defend yourself and your family, you're screwed.

If you happen to get one of them, you are double screwed.

And they are a hero.  You were scum.  No matter if it was a "good" action or not.

If they decide to screw with you out on the street, you're gonna lose.

If you do what is normal and natural and try to defend yourself, you are probably going to die.

And the investigation is most likely going to find that they were "justified" in killing you.  They are the ones investigating themselves.  You would do well to remember that.

If you aren't one of them you don't stand much of a chance.

Not all of them are bad, but enough of them are bad that you should probably be concerned.  The bad ones damage the reputation of the good ones.  There are surely more good than bad. 

And they cover for each other.  Even when they know they are wrong.  Even when they know that what they did was not justified.  Because they are right and you are wrong.  Always.

When they confront you and you fail to act like an obedient sheep you will lose.  They will always win.  They are the law.

You are merely the target of the moment.

Yes, it seems to have gotten that bad.

And it is us, the taxpaying citizens, who provide the money for these people to do this.  How ironic is that?

Perception.  It's all about perception.  Perception is reality, ya know :)



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Is he or isn't he...


“Birther” attorney Orly Taitz, a national leader among those who claim President Barack Obama isn’t an American citizen, is hailing a Tuesday decision by a Georgia judge as a victory in her movement.
Deputy Chief Judge Michael Malihi in the Office of State Administrative Hearings denied a motion by Obama asking to dismiss the complaint that seeks to keep his name off the state ballot during the March presidential primary. The judge’s decision now sets the stage for a Jan. 26 hearing on the issue in Fulton County.
Obama is not required to attend the hearing, a court official said.  
Initially filed in November by Taitz on behalf of a Georgia resident, the complaint argues that Obama isn’t a natural born citizen and is ineligible from being president.
“He does not satisfy the ‘natural born citizen’ constitutional requirement for President to be on the ballot due to his foreign citizenship and allegiance to three other nations,” the documents state.
On her blog, Taitz lauded the judge’s ruling, claiming she could now depose Obama.
“I can now depose Obama and everybody else (i)nvolved without any impediment,” the California attorney posted on her website.
She also noted that the victory came in Georgia, where she has suffered numerous setbacks in her attempts to prove the president was not born in the United States.
Taitz represented two soldiers in U.S. District Court in Columbus who sought to avoid deployment by arguing Obama wasn’t the commander-in-chief because he wasn’t eligible to be president. Federal Judge Clay Land warned Taitz against filing a frivolous suit, then fined her $20,000 after he denied the second claim.
“This is particularly sweet, as it is happening in GA, where judge Clay D. Land maligned me so badly and attacked me with $20,000 of sanctions in order to silence me, to stop me from challenging Obama,” Taitz wrote.
An attempt to reach Obama’s Atlanta attorney Michael Jablonski Wednesday morning was unsuccessful.
The Office of State Administrative Hearings handles disputes between the public and state agencies. For example, if the state Department of Revenue wants to revoke a business owner’s alcohol license, the owner could appeal to the Office of State Administrative Hearings. It also handles ballot disputes.  
 
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09 January 2012

Control...



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A Girl and Her Gun...

An Open Letter To The Anti-Gun Folks
In 2005, my husband and I started the process to adopt a little girl from China.  It was a brand new scary process that we knew nothing about.  All we knew was that we wanted a child.

When I am passionate about something, I want to know everything I can about it.  So,  I did a lot of reading about China and adoption.

One of the people I read about was a woman named Gladys Aylward.  She was a poor woman from London who wanted to go to China in the 1930's to be a missionary. but she had no skills, no education and she didn't speak the language, so no formal organization would allow her to go.

She was angry and frustrated, but she didn't give up.  She spent a year working and saving, so she could make the trek on her own.

As she spent time in China, it become more and more her home.  More and more a place she belonged and eventually, a place, she never wanted to leave.

Things got very ugly in China when the Japanese invaded and her family wanted her to leave, but she refused.

No matter how dangerous it got, she would not walk away from the people she had grown to love.

She said, "Greater Love Has No One Than This, That He Lay Down His Life For A Friend"- John15:13.


Read the rest here.  Read the comments.  Don't be surprised if you get something in your eye while reading...
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08 January 2012

Old photo...

This old photo brings a tear to my eye.

It's a rare photo of Ronald Reagan babysitting, ummmmm, well, he's babysitting someone in early 1962...


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It's happened before...




It didn't happen overnight.  It was years in the planning stages.  It was years in the execution stages.  It started slowly, then gained speed.

It changed the world, for awhile...

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Light a candle...


...to stop violence.

See more here at Weerd's blog.

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07 January 2012

Celebrate diversity...



For Wraith, and to clear my conscience...
 


For Keads...  :)




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Gun grab...


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Are we there yet...?

"They had come to a time when no one dared speak his mind, when fierce, growling dogs roamed everywhere, and when you had to watch your comrades torn to pieces after confessing to shocking crimes."

~~George Orwell, Animal Farm

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06 January 2012

Making do...

How to spot a guy from Minnesota with a DUI conviction:



This came from a coworker up in the Great White North, Minn-ee-soh-tah!

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05 January 2012

True story...

I got up and walked to the bathroom one morning not too long ago.  Judy was already there, standing by the sink getting ready for work. 

I said to her "I must be getting old.  I feel like hell".

She thought about it for a minute and then said to me "Remember when the only thing that slowed us down was Kryptonite?"

Blew my mind.

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Let the games begin...

Another from Jared.  He's on a roll...

Could Typo Rewrite Caucus History?

Caucus Vote Counter Says Romney Mistakenly Given 20 Votes

POSTED: 4:44 pm CST January 5, 2012
UPDATED: 6:30 pm CST January 5, 2012


Read more: http://www.kcci.com/news/30144582/detail.html#ixzz1idoixueH


The vote count had Romney beating Santorum by 8 votes.  Now that's being questioned.  Yes, we really do use paper ballots and count them by hand for caucuses.  LOL.  This is too fuckin' funny.

And the Iowa Republican Committee says "True is not a Precinct Captain and has no business talking about this".  LOL. 

The Fix is in, Folks.  Nahhhh, this is Iowa, it had to be an honest mistake.  I'm so confused!

More to come, I'm sure.

Am I bad for finding this funny?

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What if...?

From Jared.

Revealed: The priest who changed the course of history ... by rescuing a drowning four-year-old Hitler from death in an icy river

  • Future Fuhrer was plucked from certain death by boy who grew up to join the church
  • German newspaper from 1894 reveals incident
By Allan Hall
Last updated at 12:16 AM on 6th January 2012


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2082640/How-year-old-Adolf-Hitler-saved-certain-death--drowning-icy-river-rescued.html#ixzz1idYkCzcx

Imagine how different the world would be today if that rescue hadn't occured.  Of course, there could have been a different tyrant who was even worse than Herr Hitler and the world could be even worse.  You just never know, do you?

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Not a gun...

From HuffPost UK.

A voice was apparently heard pleading for mercy before a young mother was kidnapped from her home and killed.
Kirsty Treloar, 20, was abducted shortly after 7am yesterday and was found dead in an abandoned car some 90 minutes later.
Neighbours said they heard a "hysterical" scream come from the property and a cry of "Please, please, please" before Ms Treloar was taken away.
Her body was discovered with stab wounds at around 8.30am in a grey Fiat Stilo which was abandoned about a mile from her home in Hackney, east London.
She was pronounced dead at the scene in Ryder Mews.
It is understood police believe it to be a domestic incident.
A 22-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman - believed to be Ms Treloar's siblings and named in reports as Dean and Gemma - were also injured in the attack and were treated for stab wounds.
Today the man remained in an east London hospital in a "stable" condition.
A month-old baby girl was also taken to hospital as a precaution.
Yesterday neighbours expressed disbelief as forensics officers examined both scenes which were cordoned off with police tape.
A tarpaulin covered one of the ground-floor windows of Ms Treloar's home in Brownlow Road.
One neighbour, who asked not to be named, said he heard what sounded like a window breaking early this morning and a person shouting "Please, please, please".
Another woman living close to the three-storey property described how she was woken at around 5.30am before hearing "a female sounding extremely distressed".
The woman, 45, who did not want to be identified, added: "I thought it might be foxes fighting, which can sound quite human.
"Then I thought, 'No, it's definitely not', it sounded like a young woman in distress. It was very short-lived and stopped quite abruptly.
"It sounded like she was a bit hysterical."
Terry Tundervary, 58, a builder living on the same leafy residential road, said the family - named locally as mother Pamela, and siblings Gemma, Dean and Jade - was "very friendly" and would often stop to "say hello" when they met on the street.
A man believed to be Ms Treloar's stepfather is understood to live at the same address. Neighbours said he was employed by Hackney Council.
Speaking of Kirsty, Mr Tundervary said: "She was a pretty girl, a very normal girl".
Retired couple Mary and David Ward, both in their 70s, also spoke of their shock.
Mr Ward, 70, said: "We couldn't believe all this happened, it's a real tragedy.
"The area is pretty good really, we've lived here nearly 30 years and it's the first time anything like this has occurred.
"We have never had any trouble - we didn't know the family but the young girl seemed to be very nice when we saw her to say hello to."
Scotland Yard have not made any arrests.
Police said "extensive" inquiries were being carried out to trace the suspect.
A post-mortem examination for Ms Treloar will take place in due course.
A spokesman for the force said: "Whilst we await formal identification we believe the victim to be Kirsty Treloar."
Tributes were left on a Facebook page set up in Ms Treloar's name.
One posting, from Kerry Louise Clayden, read: "RIP kirsty my thoughts are with ya family and your baby girl xx".

Read it here:  HuffPost UK

The private ownership of firearms is not allowed, except for rare cases, in the UK.  The People were told to turn them in years ago, and the People voluntarily complied.   An obedient people, those Brits.

I guess that you don't need a gun to murder someone, eh?  If someone wants to do harm to another, they will find a way.  If guns did not exist people would still find ways to kill other people.  It's been going on as long as there have been people.  It will continue until people no longer exist.

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04 January 2012

Birthdays...



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Surprised...?

Surprised?  No, not really.  Disappointed?  Definitely.

Romney is establishment.  I can't believe he did so well here in Iowa yesterday.  Perhaps Iowans think that Romney will take us back to the "Establishment before obama".  Seriously, folks, the "Establishment before obama" wasn't that great.

Perhaps we think that Romney won't take our Social Security away?  Who knows?

Seriously, folks.  Romney...  obama.  They're the same.  It's no change.  I still believe that the "fix" is in for Romney.  Scary.

I thought we were smarter than that.

I guess I'll have to do some research on Santorum.  He was 8 votes down in second.  I know nothing about him. 

It's still early, though.  Perhaps Paul still has a chance? 

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03 January 2012

Oldie but still good...



"Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.."
-- Winston Churchill



These are possibly the 5 best sentences you'll ever read: Unfortunately,
most voters don't know this.

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealth
out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work
for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does
not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work
because the other half is going to take care of them; and when the other
half gets the idea that it does no good to work, because somebody else is
going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any
nation.

~~Adrian Pierce Rogers

Can you think of any reason for not sharing this?
Neither could I.


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