Saturday, January 30, 2010

Flipping Waffles

"What is really important is that we appear to be heeding the wishes of the American public. I just wish we could figure out just what it is they want before we screw things up again."

Yesterday night it was announced that the trial of Kalhid Sheik Mohammed would not take place in Manhattan. The specific locale of the "trial" was not announced as of early Saturday AM; however, various sources have said that it would probably not take place in a public civilian courtroom.

I'm certain Holder, Napalitano, and the Obama boys are trying to figure out what place would fit the bill.

* It should be a very secure place.
* It should be designed and constructed just for this very purpose.
* It should be fully equipped with courtroom facilities, holding facilities, global communications, barracks, etc. – A military base would be ideal.
* It should be close to where the terrorist "suspects" are currently located
* There should be no threat to American Citizens should something go awry.
* There should be a secure and controlled airstrip capable of supporting both civilian airliners and military aircraft of all types.
* There should be a secure and controlled harbor and port facilities.

Hmmm - seems to me that the military base and prison at Guantanamo Bay fulfills each and every one of the prerequisites. EVERYTHING is there. Fully functioning and ready to go NOW.

Now - let's have a show of hands - How many of you think that Holder,Napalitano, and Obama will be able to figure this puzzle out in timebefore the next election of a GOP to a seat formerly held by a Democrat?

Like I've said before - I hold out very little hope that the USA will be able to survive this crap.

The will, the intellect, and the integrity of the bulk of American citizens are not up to the task at hand. Scumbag sociopaths such as those that have been chosen to direct our course have the upper hand.

We are already circling the drain on a steady and inexorable path directly to the sewer.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Barry Obama Signs Away the Store to Interpol

Barry Obama Signs Away the Store to Interpol

This item has been kept completely under the radar. I had not heard about it until Dana mentioned it to me a couple of days ago.

No presidential statement or White House press briefing was held on it. In fact, all that can be found about it on the official White House Web site is the Dec. 17 announcement and one-paragraph text of President Obama's Executive Order 12425, with this innocuous headline: "Amending Executive Order 12425 Designating Interpol as a public international organization entitled to enjoy certain privileges, exemptions, and immunities."In fact, this new directive from Obama may be the most destructive blow ever struck against American constitutional civil liberties.

No wonder the White House said as little as possible about it.

After a bit of checking around, it seems that the main theme has been that many Presidents/administrations have granted similar privileges to other outfits such as the Red Cross, the International Monetary fund, International Atomic Energy Agency, and even groups such as the International Pacific Halibut Commission.

Most media outlets are merely poo-pooing this Obama Executive Order as a no-nevermind. After all - if the Halibut Commision can be truisted to operate here int he USA without the need to turn over all of their records, why shouldn't Interpol?


I'll tell you why.

I don't think there is much threat that the Halibut Commissiion will tap my telephones, illegally monitor my internet activity, scrutinize my personal records, snoop into my most private and personal affairs, etc. etc. etc.

Interpol, on the other hand, is the world's largest law enforcement organization. Interpos is essentially a world-wide version of the FBI, CIA, NSA, NCIS, combined. Sneaking, snooping, and spying is what they do for a living.

Jesus H. Christ!

These are the very folks that the Bill of Rights was meant to protect us from. Now these spooks are going to be granted carte-blanche to do whatever they choose to do. They will be able to steal, copy, observe, read, and otherwise snoop, spy, and meddle in the private affairs of anyone in the USA without fear of their records being seized or divulged.

Did I mention that this was a Presidential Executive Order? Obama did this himself with his own hand.


--- In, "dana.strode" wrote:
> Did anyone else hear about this?

Monday, January 25, 2010

An Interesting Quote from the Federalist Papers

This certainly sounds familiar - does it not? James Madison was a wise, and apparently clairvoyant man. If he could visit us today and see the sheer size, ambiguity, and constant state of flux the obamacare bills are in, I'm certain he would yearn to return to his grave.

"The internal effects of a mutable policy are still more calamitous. It poisons the blessing of liberty itself. It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow. Law is defined to be a rule of action; but how can that be a rule, which is little known, and less fixed?"

From Federalsit #62, dated February 27, 1788
[James Madison]

Friday, January 22, 2010

Massachusetts voters "TEA" off on Obama

This New York Post article is a very good one. Be sure to click on the link and read the whole article.

As I was reading, I was thinking back to yesterday evening as I was arriving home from work. Polls in Massachusetts had just closed and I was anxious to see what the outcome was to be.

All of the mainstream media nightly news programs were still on.

Not a single one of them were covering the special election in Massachusetts! Not ABC, Not CBS, Not NBC, Not CNN, Not PBS, Not MSNBC.

The one and only place that had coverage of this very noteworthy news event was FOX news.

Even as I was watching the returns come in on FOX, I was constantly scanning the other media outlets for another angle on the story. There was none to be found.

Thinking back a few months, I could only vaguely recall much ado regarding the struggle for the Massachusetts Senate Seat. Shortly after the death of Teddy, the MSM did have a few stories about the primary. Martha Coakley was then declared as the de-facto successor to the Senate seat first occupied by John Quincy Adams.

Shortly after Christmas, the polls began to corrode for Martha. This was about the same time that Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid were busily bribing congressmen , and Attorney General Holder was shielding the Al-Quaeda underwear bomber with the civilian courts system.

In retrospect it seems clear that the prospect of Brown's victory was uppermost in the minds of the MSM. MSM tried to keep it quiet - but it didn't work. Brown's victory was made possible, in part, by the grassroots activism and massive financial support flowing in from Tea Party Patriots all over America.

The major networks and media outlets cannot be trusted to provide any news other than the propaganda that they are allowed to disseminate. Just as Paul Revere alerted his countrymen to the coming invasion, it is up to us to remain vigilant and on guard.

Friday, January 15, 2010

All hope abandon ye who enter here

All hope abandon ye who enter here

Through me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.

Justice the founder of my fabric mov'd:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.

Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I endure.
All hope abandon ye who enter here.
(From Dante's Divine Comedy)

It is time to batten down the hatches.
Lay in as many supplies as possible.
Prepare to barricade your doors.
It is every man for himself.

The era of Freedom, Liberty and Prosperity has come to an end. We here in America have had a good long run of 200 years – but now it is over. America is done. Stick a fork in her.

Freedom, Liberty and Prosperity have been enjoyed by Americans for about 234 years. Well – not really that long. Our freedom and liberty have been on a very rapid decline for the past few decades. Think about the changes that have become glaringly apparent since the last part of the 20th century.

• The rise of political correctness.
• Rapidly declining educational standards.
• Disappearance of personal responsibility or accountability.
• Rise of the welfare state.

Take a look around.

• Uttering any words that refer to a person’s race, color, creed, appearance, ability, disability, sex, political affiliation, ad nauseam, will bring down the wrath of the righteous. You will be black balled (- oh sorry can’t say “black” balled - it might offend).

• The basic education drop-out rate has sky-rocketed. When I graduated from High School in 1972, there were only three of my classmates out of a class of over 400 that failed to graduate. In 2009 the nationwide graduation rate is only about 70%. That would equate to 120 dropouts from my class in 1972. Today only about 50% of teenagers graduate or graduate on-time. It gets even worse. A very significant percentage of those that do manage to graduate are functionally illiterate. These kids are not stupid, they are lazy slackers. Were they born that way? No, they were nurtured that way by a school system and by parents that through distorted concepts of political correctness and entitlement, don’t want to damage the kid’s tender sensibilities by demanding that they work and achieve. In misguided attempts to bolster graduation rates, minimum standards are reduced. Those standards that do exist are then ignored – resulting in high school graduates that cannot read, cannot write, cannot speak, and cannot work. After all, the very word “FLUNK” is no longer part of the American vocabulary.

Most anyone can be admitted to college these days. Institutions of higher learning are churning out ill-equipped graduates nearly as fast as the public High Schools. Over the past 15 years or so I have had the very distasteful task of mentoring and grooming newly graduated Engineers. Yes - I said Engineers. Electrical engineers, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers. It is rare that I have seen much more than a flicker of understanding when it comes to basic engineering principles, or the ability to apply even the simplest math or physics tools to real-world applications. Remember – these are engineering graduates – supposedly the brightest of the bright with the most rigorous coursework. Imagine how dull and worthless the liberal arts graduates must be! Stupid is as stupid does.

• When something goes wrong, how often does the person responsible step up to the plate and accept responsibility? Not too often. It is usually the government’s fault, societies fault, the Democrats fault, the Republicans fault, the bank’s fault, the poor’s fault, etc, etc, etc ad infinitum.

• There is no need to succeed in school anyway. Nobody starves in America unless they choose to. Nobody goes without shelter unless they choose to. There is no need to work. Free food and clothing and TV’s and telephones and medical care. Why bother getting an education? Why bother getting a job?

Where did this come from? How did it happen? How did it happen so fast?

It DID NOT happen so fast! It has been happening very slowly. Step by step. Inch by inch.

There are two paths by which a country or a people can be diverted from independence liberty and freedom to dependence, servitude and slavery.

The first and fastest is outright revolution and violent overthrow of the existing government. Vladimir Lenin chose this route for the people of Russia at the turn of the 20th Century. We all know the result. The people were subjugated to communist rule. From everyone according to their abilities and to each according to their needs. This all sounds great from a purely philosophical egalitarian perspective; however in actual practice it results in crushing the individual spirit in favor of the collective. Without the prospect of a reward for hard work, there is no incentive to excel or achieve. The USSR imploded in only 60 years.

The second is subversive infiltration from within.
This is the way of radical insurgent revolutionaries such as Saul Alinsky and Bill Ayers. They have been at it since the time of Lenin. Instead of winning the bodies of the people with brute force and violence, they are winning the minds of the people with propaganda and promises of a land of milk and honey. Milk and honey taken from the capitalists and entrepreneurs that built this country from the ground up. These methods have been very successful. Barack Obama is one of those whose mind was molded to believe that equality for all meant achievement for none.

In America, I fear the war has been won. Giant government bureaucracies are attempting to run everything and control every aspect of our lives. This has been made possible only because of:

• The rise of political correctness.
• Rapidly declining educational standards.
• Disappearance of personal responsibility or accountability.
• Rise of the welfare state.

Notice I said “attempting to run”. The giants of ineffectiveness (e.g.; Congress, CDC, CIA, DEA, DNC, DOE, DOJ, FAA, FBI, FCC, FDA, FEC, FED, FNMA, FTC, HUD, IRS, NEA, NIH, NLRB, NSA, OSHA, RNC, SSA, TSA, USPHS, USPS, ad-infinitum) cannot and do not achieve anything save for a black hole into which tax dollars are poured. The individual workers have been brainwashed and compartmentalized to the extent that they have no concept of the mission of the whole – if indeed there is a mission. The very public which the government agencies are meant to serve and protect are left naked and defenseless as these mindless government juggernauts plod in circles feeding on the dwindling number of American citizens struggling to generate tax dollars.

The Tea Party movement is evidence that a very few American citizens have finally realized that something must be done to stop this spiral into destruction. Alas, the awakening has come 50 years too late. The numbers of Tea Party supporters and participants are insignificant when compared to the hundreds of millions of uneducated, unmotivated, slack-jawed leeches on society that have their hands out for a hand out.

At this point even a violent revolution would merely result in the death of government as we know it, and the rise of a totalitarian state that would live only briefly until the nattering hoards of the self-entitled consume all of the wealth that has been built by hard working American Patriots for the past 200 years.

The destruction has begun, and it cannot be stopped.
All hope abandon ye who enter here.

It is time to batten down the hatches.
Lay in as many supplies as possible.
Prepare to barricade your doors.
It is every man for himself.

Enjoy the warmth of the coming spring, for there is a long dark winter on the horizon.

God help us all.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Obama: "Beyond Economic Ignorance"

Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to civilization as we know it. His constant and continuing attacks on proven economic formulae of success will certainly tear down western society.

We are being driven full-speed toward collectivism and accelerating at a deadly pace. Vladimir Lenin and Karl Marx are rejoicing from their graves (oh -wait - Lenin hasn't been burried yet).

Read the story in the link above. Now the Obama Administration is pressing forward to punish successful capitalism and again reward failures of socialism.

In order to get the economy running again financial institutions are being urged - if not ordered - to make more and more loans. Remember folks, this is how the country got into this mess in the first place. Loans being made to people and businesses that had little, if any, ability to repay.

Now get this; at the same time Obama is demanding that financial institutions make more and more loans, he is now saying that these same financial institutions will be subject to a huge new tax on their outstanding liabilities!

Holy crap!

The financial institutions that did not even take any TARP funds, and even those that have completely repaid their loans, are bing punished alongside the guilty. Obama's boys are even claiming that these taxes - $90 billion worth - will be borne only by the banks, and not be passed along to us - the taxpayers and consumers.

Yeah - right.

Of course, the heavily unionized automakers won't be held to account for their own failures and frittering away BILLIONS. We'll just let the suits take the hit. The good-old blue collar union workers will get a pass - as long as they vote en-masse for the Democrats. To emphasize this point, take a look at this link.

Taxes to try and pay for the health bill are being worked out so that the biggest unions in the world are being exempted. SEIU and UAW are smiling because the lavish benefits that they enjoy courtesy of the taxpayers will be safe from Obama's henchmen.

This guy is killing me. To think that banks will loan more money if you tax them is beyond economic ignorance.

And get a load of what Barney Frank (House Financial Services Committee Chairman) says:

"Look, the financial institutions collectively, particularly the larger ones, caused problems by their errors — their errors of judgment, their irresponsibility, in some cases their skating around dishonesty. I think it is entirely reasonable to say that the industry that caused these problems more than any other andbenefited from the activity, should be contributing,"

You folks all remember good old Barney; he is the one (along with Senator Chris Dodd) that changed the way Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae did business so that hundreds of thousands of deadbeats would be issued mortgages that they had ZERO chances of repaying. These two morons had more to do with the collapse of the real estate banking sector than any two people on the planet.

The IRS may as well start printing form 1040 on barf bags.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Fighters Scrambling to "Escort" Airliners

Today we heard about two domestic flights that had to change their plans because of some "unruly" passengers. This CNN story - - tells how US military fighter jets were scrambled and escorted the airliner to the airport.

Have any of you folks stopped to consider what it is that these jet fighters were there for?

A jet fighter escort can't help the pilots.
They can't neutralize the terrorist and save the day.
They cannot steer the plane in a different direction.
There is only one thing they can do besides watching.

The only thing they can do is shoot down the plane, killing the terrorist and everyone on board. This is the sacrifice that will be made if a hijacker decides to try to take out another target on the ground.

Now - doesn't that just make it feel a whole lot safer to be flying these days?

I don't know about you, bu the minor inconveneince of a body scan, a pat down, or a search of my luuggage doesn't seem so bad. Those TSA fellows sure as hell better be profiling full-bore. Muhammed the rag-head sure as hell better be strip searched first.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Gitmo Terrorist Rehab is Working

Barry, you've got some more 'splainin to do.

Just as I humbly predicted earlier, the former residents of Gitmo, enjoying their pardons granted by Dingle Barry Obama, have returned to their regular jobs and are hard at working killing Americans.

Gitmo was a great place for terrorists. Good food, good medical care, visits from the Red Cross, not to mention the camaraderie of their fellow murderers of innocent men, women and children. After a few months R&R at Spa de Gimo, the terrorists are recharged and ready to rock.

An increasing number of detainees released from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay are joining insurgent groups, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

The disclosure came amid revelations that former detainees were playing a leadership role in al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- a Yemen-based group believed to be behind a failed plot to blow up a U.S. airliner on Christmas Day.

President Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that the United States was suspending the transfer of additional detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Yemen, citing the deteriorating security situation there.

Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said that the latest figure -- which was still classified -- showed a continued increase from April 2009, when the department disclosed that 14 percent of former detainees had joined or were suspected of joining insurgent groups.

That was up from 11 percent in December 2008.

"The trend hasn't reversed itself," Morrell said.

"This is an inexact science. You know, we are making subjective calls based upon judgment, intelligence. And so there is no foolproof answer in this realm. That's what makes this so difficult."

But he added: "There needs to be a better accounting of detainees."

There are 198 prisoners left at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, which once held 750, Pentagon officials said. Of those still being held there, roughly 91 are Yemeni.

Obama has encountered various complications in trying to close the Guantanamo facility and has acknowledged he will not be able to meet a self-imposed one-year deadline to close it that he promised when he took office last January.

Just last month Obama's aides announced the U.S. government would proceed with buying an Illinois prison and are bolstering security there so a limited number of Guantanamo detainees can be transferred to it.

Gee - I can hardly wait! Terrorists right in the middle of the Homeland. Has anyone noticed that the Illinois prison is smack dab in the middle of Obama's Senate District?

The new residents of Pork-Barrel Pen will feel right at home knowing Obama, their Muslim socialist anti-American brother-in-arms, is nearby and looking out for their best interests.

Saul Alinsky and Bill Ayers must be so proud.