Saturday, December 28, 2013

Don't Tread On Me - The Rattlesnake as a Symbol of America

Franklin portrait
Benjamin Franklin, portrait by David Martin, 1767

In December 1775, Benjamin Franklin anonymously wrote to the Pennsylvania Journal:

"I observed on one of the drums belonging to the marines now raising, there was painted a Rattle-Snake, with this modest motto under it, 'Don't tread on me.' As I know it is the custom to have some device on the arms of every country, I supposed this may have been intended for the arms of America."
This anonymous writer, having "nothing to do with public affairs" and "in order to divert an idle hour," speculated on why a snake might be chosen as a symbol for America.

First, it occurred to him that "the Rattle-Snake is found in no other quarter of the world besides America."
The rattlesnake also has sharp eyes, and "may therefore be esteemed an emblem of vigilance." Furthermore,
"She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage. ... she never wounds 'till she has generously given notice, even to her enemy, and cautioned him against the danger of treading on her."
"I confess I was wholly at a loss what to make of the rattles, 'till I went back and counted them and found them just thirteen, exactly the number of the Colonies united in America; and I recollected too that this was the only part of the Snake which increased in numbers. ...
"'Tis curious and amazing to observe how distinct and independent of each other the rattles of this animal are, and yet how firmly they are united together, so as never to be separated but by breaking them to pieces. One of those rattles singly, is incapable of producing sound, but the ringing of thirteen together, is sufficient to alarm the boldest man living."

The Rattle-Snake is solitary, and associates with her kind only when it is necessary for their preservation. In winter, the warmth of a number together will preserve their lives, while singly, they would probably perish. The power of fascination attributed to her, by a generous construction, may be understood to mean, that those who consider the liberty and blessings which America affords, and once come over to her, never afterwards leave her, but spend their lives with her. She strongly resembles America in this, that she is beautiful in youth and her beauty increaseth with her age, "her tongue also is blue and forked as the lightning, and her abode is among impenetrable rocks."
Here is the full text of Franklin's letter:

I observed on one of the drums belonging to the marines now raising, there was painted a Rattle-Snake, with this modest motto under it, "Don't tread on me." As I know it is the custom to have some device on the arms of every country, I supposed this may have been intended for the arms of America; and as I have nothing to do with public affairs, and as my time is perfectly my own, in order to divert an idle hour, I sat down to guess what could have been intended by this uncommon device — I took care, however, to consult on this occasion a person who is acquainted with heraldry, from whom I learned, that it is a rule among the learned of that science "That the worthy properties of the animal, in the crest-born, shall be considered," and, "That the base ones cannot have been intended;" he likewise informed me that the ancients considered the serpent as an emblem of wisdom, and in a certain attitude of endless duration — both which circumstances I suppose may have been had in view. Having gained this intelligence, and recollecting that countries are sometimes represented by animals peculiar to them, it occurred to me that the Rattle-Snake is found in no other quarter of the world besides America, and may therefore have been chosen, on that account, to represent her.

But then "the worldly properties" of a Snake I judged would be hard to point out. This rather raised than suppressed my curiosity, and having frequently seen the Rattle-Snake, I ran over in my mind every property by which she was distinguished, not only from other animals, but from those of the same genus or class of animals, endeavoring to fix some meaning to each, not wholly inconsistent with common sense.

I recollected that her eye excelled in brightness, that of any other animal, and that she has no eye-lids. She may therefore be esteemed an emblem of vigilance. She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage. As if anxious to prevent all pretensions of quarreling with her, the weapons with which nature has furnished her, she conceals in the roof of her mouth, so that, to those who are unacquainted with her, she appears to be a most defenseless animal; and even when those weapons are shown and extended for her defense, they appear weak and contemptible; but their wounds however small, are decisive and fatal. Conscious of this, she never wounds 'till she has generously given notice, even to her enemy, and cautioned him against the danger of treading on her.

Was I wrong, Sir, in thinking this a strong picture of the temper and conduct of America? The poison of her teeth is the necessary means of digesting her food, and at the same time is certain destruction to her enemies. This may be understood to intimate that those things which are destructive to our enemies, may be to us not only harmless, but absolutely necessary to our existence. I confess I was wholly at a loss what to make of the rattles, 'till I went back and counted them and found them just thirteen, exactly the number of the Colonies united in America; and I recollected too that this was the only part of the Snake which increased in numbers. Perhaps it might be only fancy, but, I conceited the painter had shown a half formed additional rattle, which, I suppose, may have been intended to represent the province of Canada.

'Tis curious and amazing to observe how distinct and independent of each other the rattles of this animal are, and yet how firmly they are united together, so as never to be separated but by breaking them to pieces. One of those rattles singly, is incapable of producing sound, but the ringing of thirteen together, is sufficient to alarm the boldest man living.

The Rattle-Snake is solitary, and associates with her kind only when it is necessary for their preservation. In winter, the warmth of a number together will preserve their lives, while singly, they would probably perish. The power of fascination attributed to her, by a generous construction, may be understood to mean, that those who consider the liberty and blessings which America affords, and once come over to her, never afterwards leave her, but spend their lives with her. She strongly resembles America in this, that she is beautiful in youth and her beauty increaseth with her age, "her tongue also is blue and forked as the lightning, and her abode is among impenetrable rocks."
Jack flown by U.S. naval vessels

Monday, December 23, 2013

Piers Morgan: Freedom of Speech does not apply to you

You know that old joke about the guy who asks a woman if she’d sleep with him for a million dollars?

She says yes.
“Would you sleep with me for $200?” “
Of course not,” she replies. “What kind of woman do you think I am?” “
We’ve already established that,” he answers. “We’re just haggling over price.”

Same deal with gun control advocates.

“Would you eliminate Americans’ right to own the same ‘weapons of war’ carried by the police and military?”
“Would you forcibly disarm Americans?”
“Of course not! What kind of people do you think we are?”
“We’ve already established that. We’re just haggling over the timeline.”

Of course this comes from a person that is not a citizen, but a "subject" of the British crown.  He has no rights and cannot be expected to understand the concept of freedom.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Two Men - Same Beliefs

Both of these men hold and espouse similar beliefs and opinions on the subject of homosexuality.

One is Time Magazine Person of the Year.

The other just got fired.

Go figure.

Emulating Mandela

"Nelson Mandela is a leader Barack Obama should try to emulate. He should start by spending 27 years in prison."

 -- Don Imus

Obama inside Mandela's Cell - South Africa  2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

Who Will Murder You - Police or Gun Permit Holders?

With the increasing popularity and legality of concealed gun permits, there has been a common thread among gun control groups.  They say that more concealed gun permits would bring “blood in the streets.”

They preach that “gun nuts” who carry guns everywhere are just “looking for trouble” and itching to kill someone.

Well, that’s just not right.

                      General Public                                                        Police                                                   Gun Permit Holders       

According to the statistics, concealed gun permit holders are actually less likely than even the police to commit a murder.

According to the Violence Policy Center, Florida has the highest murder rate among concealed gun permit holders, and those numbers put the murder rate at somewhere around .58/100,000. Counting domestic homicides only, police officers committed 1.85/100,000 over the same time period.

Nationally, the murder rate in the United States sits right around 4.5/100,000. Therefore, you’re over three times less likely to be killed in a room filled with concealed gun permit holders than police officers.

Cool, huh?

Carry On!

Obamacare Bros and Hos

Holy obamacare crap Batman!
No - this is not a joke.
 These are real genuine authentic ads for Obamacare brought to you courtesy of - wait for it - YOU.

 Yes, YOU, the American Taxpayer, are funding this shit.

Dangerous Behavior?  Don't worry, the taxpayer has your back.  Any job you are likely to get will certainly qualify you for a subsidy.  So do all the stupid shit you want - someone else has to pay!

Flash Mob: The U.S. Air Force Band at the Smithsonian

The sights and sounds of joy and happiness.

Wow - What a moving performance.

Makes me very very thankful to be an American.

Starting with a single cellist on the floor of the National Air and Space Museum's "Milestones of Flight" gallery, and swelling to 120 musicians, The U.S. Air Force Band exhilarated museum visitors with its first-ever flash mob. The four-minute performance featured an original arrangement of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring/Joy to the World," led by the band's commander and conductor, Col. Larry H. Lang. Unsuspecting museum visitors including tourists and school groups were astonished as instrumentalists streamed into the gallery from behind airplanes and space capsules, and vocalists burst into song from the Museum's second floor balcony.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Founded by Geniuses - Run by Idiots

If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for entering and remaining in the country illegally — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or to take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you MUST show your identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor, or check out a library book and rent a video, but not to vote for who runs the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government wants to prevent stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines that hold more than ten rounds, but gives twenty F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If, in the nation’s largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not one 24-ounce soda, because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If an 80-year-old woman or a three-year-old girl who is confined to a wheelchair can be strip-searched by the TSA at the airport, but a woman in a burka or a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If a seven-year-old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government regulation and intrusion, while not working is rewarded with Food Stamps, WIC checks, Medicaid benefits, subsidized housing, and free cell phones — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to provide incentives for not working, by granting 99 weeks of unemployment checks, without any requirement to prove that gainful employment was diligently sought, but couldn’t be found — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

If being stripped of your Constitutional right to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots.

What a country!

Oh - by the way -  Jeff Foxworthy did not write this -attributions to the contrary are incorrect

Global Warming and All -Time Lowest Recorded Temperature on Earth

Feeling chilly? Here's cold comfort: You could be in East Antarctica which new data says set a record for "soul-crushing" cold.

Try 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit below zero; that's 93.2 degrees below zero Celsius, which sounds only slightly toastier. Better yet, don't try it. That's so cold scientists say it hurts to breathe.

A new look at NASA satellite data revealed that Earth set a new record for coldest temperature recorded. It happened in August 2010 when it hit -135.8 degrees. Then on July 31 of this year, it came close again: -135.3 degrees.

The old record had been -128.6 degrees, which is -89.2 degrees Celsius.

Ice scientist Ted Scambos at the National Snow and Ice Data Center said the new record is "50 degrees colder than anything that has ever been seen in Alaska or Siberia or certainly North Dakota."

"It's more like you'd see on Mars on a nice summer day in the poles," Scambos said, from the American Geophysical Union scientific meeting in San Francisco Monday, where he announced the data. "I'm confident that these pockets are the coldest places on Earth."

"Thank God, I don't know how exactly it feels," Scambos said. But he said scientists do routinely make naked 100 degree below zero dashes outside in the South Pole, so people can survive that temperature for about three minutes.

Most of the time researchers need to breathe through a snorkel that brings air into the coat through a sleeve and warms it up "so you don't inhale by accident" the cold air, Scambos said.

On Monday, the coldest U.S. temperature was a relatively balmy 27 degrees below zero Fahrenheit in Yellowstone, Wyo., said Jeff Masters, meteorology director of the private firm Weather Underground.

From the Associated Press 12-10-13

Sunday, December 8, 2013

When Resistance Becomes Duty

After I watched this video, I was eager to see what was in the others on her site.

The message she has is succinct, convincing and compelling, if not a bit chilling.  My own beliefs have been strengthened by Josie's conviction.


The video above  is from - take few minutes and listen to what else Josie has to say.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Obama Flowers

Receptionist: Hello, Welcome to Obama Flowers, My name is Trina. How can I help you?

Customer: Hello. I received an email from Professional Flowers stating that my flower order has been canceled and I should go to your exchange to reorder it. I tried your web site, but it seems like it is not working. So I am calling the 800 number.

Receptionist: Yes! I am sorry about the web site. It should be fixed by the end of November. But I can help you.

Customer: Thanks, I ordered a "Spring Bouquet" for our anniversary, and wanted it delivered to my wife.

Receptionist: Interrupting, Sir, "Spring Bouquets" do not meet our minimum standards, I will be happy to provide you with Red Roses.

Customer: But I have always ordered "Spring Bouquets", done it for years, my wife likes them.

Receptionist: Roses are better, sir, I am sure your wife will love them.

Customer: Well, how much are they?

Receptionist: It depends sir, do you want our Bronze, Silver, Gold or
Platinum package.

Customer: What's the difference?

Receptionist: 6, 12, 18 or 24 Red Roses.

Customer: The Silver package may be okay, how much is it?

Receptionist: It depends sir, what is your monthly income?

Customer: What does that have to do with anything?

Receptionist: I need that to determine your government flower subsidy, then I can determine how much your out-of-pocket cost will be. But if your income is below our minimums for a subsidy, then I can refer you to our Flower Aid department.

Customer: Flower Aid?

Receptionist: Yes, Flowers are a right. Everyone has a right to flowers. So, if you can't afford them, then the government will supply them free of charge.

Customer: Who said they were a right?

Receptionist: Congress passed it, the President signed it and the Supreme Court found it constitutional.

Customer: Whoa! I don't remember seeing anything in the Constitution regarding flowers as a right.

Receptionist: It is not really a “Right in the Constitution,” but ObamaFlowers is Constitutional because the Supreme Court Ruled it a "Tax". Taxes are Constitutional. But we feel it is a right.

Customer: I don't believe this.

Receptionist: It's the law of the land sir. Now, we anticipated most people would go for the Silver Package, so what is you monthly income sir?

Customer: Forget it, I think I will forgo the flowers this year.

Receptionist: In that case sir, I will still need your monthly income.

Customer: Why?

Receptionist: To determine what your 'non-participation' cost would be.

Customer: WHAT? You can't charge me for NOT buying flowers!

Receptionist: It's the law of the land, sir, approved by the Supreme Court. It's $9.50 or 1% of your monthly income.

Customer interrupting: This is ridiculous, I'll pay the $9.50.

Receptionist: Sir, it is $9.50 or 1% of your monthly income, whichever is greater.

Customer: ARE YOU KIDDING ME? What a rip-off!

Receptionist: Actually sir, it is a good deal. Next year it will be 2%.

Customer: Look, I'm going to call my Congressman to find out what's going on here. This is ridiculous. I'm not going to pay it.

Receptionist: Sorry to hear that sir. That's why I had the NSA track this call and obtain the make and model of the cell phone you are using.

Customer: Why does the NSA need to know what kind of CELL PHONE I AM USING?

Receptionist: So they get your GPS coordinates sir.
Door Bell rings followed immediately by a loud knock on the door.

Receptionist: That would be the IRS sir. Thanks for calling ObamaFlowers. Have a nice day and God Bless America.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Iranian Nukes, Obamacare, or Truth from the Annointed One?

 "Which will come first?" 

1.  Iran explodes an Atomic Bomb
2.  Obamacare website starts working correctly
3.  Barack Obama actually speaks the truth about something.

The latest polling results from Real Science  is presented below.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Word of the Day: Irony

Irony 1:
We are chastised not to judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics.
It is ironic that we are also encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.

How is that supposed to work?

Irony 2:
The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and Food Stamps ever - 47 million people are receiving handouts according to the most recent figures available in 2013.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, ironically commands us:  "Do Not Feed the Animals."

Their stated reason for the policy is that the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.

Thus Ends Today's Lesson On Irony

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

John Kerry and Iran's deal of the century.

The graphic below summarizes John Kerry's concept of quid pro quo as it applies to Iran's quest for Atomic Bombs.

Oh - and by the way:  Death to America

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Does Owning a Gun Make You Racist?

At the end of this Fox News chinwag Juan Williams repeats the oft-repeated shibboleth that owning a gun puts you in more danger of getting shot rather than less.

The Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex uses this assumed “fact” to ward off the suggestion that a firearm is an extremely useful method of personal self-defense. The best scientific study on the subject concludes that the people who own guns who get shot by guns are either suicidal or living in violent households. Not to mention living in households where there’s criminal activity. But neither science nor common sense will cut it. How do you convince a fence straddler that they won’t get killed by their own gun?

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sandwiches on the Beach -- Morality vs. Immorality -- "Give me" or "Give Him"

This short video is well worth the 5minutes it takes to watch.  Light and entertaining yet deadly accurate.

Watch it to the end.  The story of wagon pullers vs. riders crystallizes Liberalism's delusions of virtue when they take from those that can and give it to those that won't.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Congressional Monkeys Cannot Eat Bananas

Start with  five monkeys in a cage and hang a banana on a string from the top.  Place a step ladder under the banana.  Soon a monkey will go up the ladder after the banana.  As soon as he touches the ladder, blast all the other monkeys with a fire hose.  Every time a monkey goes after the banana, hose-down the other monkeys with cold water.  Pretty soon if any monkey approaches the ladder, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.

Now;  put the fire hose away and replace one monkey in the cage with a new one.

The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the ladder. To his shock, all of the other monkeys beat the crap out of him. The new monkey soon learns that if he approaches the ladder he will be assaulted. He doesn't know why - that's just the way it is.

Next, remove another of the original monkeys and replace it with a new one.  The new monkey goes to the ladder and is attacked. The previous newcomer also attacks because he is now part of the "team".

Continue replacing the original monkeys one at a time.  Every a new monkey takes to the ladder, he is attacked.

Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the caged monkeys have ever felt the fire hose. Nevertheless, not one of them will approach the ladder for the banana. The monkeys have no idea why they are not permitted to climb the ladder, nor why they attack any monkey that goes for the banana.

If it was possible to ask the monkeys why they would beat up all those who attempted to go up the ladder ... I bet you the answer would be ... "I don't know — that's how things are done around here" Does it sound familiar?

This, my friends, is how Congress operates, and this is why, from time to time ALL of the monkeys need to be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Obama's Department of Engraving and Printing

Did anyone besides me wonder how they got all those signs printed and distributed far and wide, including to all the national parks and cemeteries overseas only eight to ten hours after the government shut down?

I have worked for the US government for 35 years since 1975. During that time I became quite familiar with requisitions, bidding, awarding contracts etc. It is a time consuming process with bean-counters and pencil-necked bureaucrats every step of the way. The simplest request takes months not days or hours.

In less than 8 hours of the shutdown, miraculously, professionally printed 3X4 foot signs appeared all over the country in the tens of thousands saying-“this [park, facility, etc. with custom logos] closed due to government shutdown. There has not been a government shutdown in 17 years. These signs were designed, specifications were determined, signs were then requisitioned, bids were posted and vetted, government contracts were awarded. The materials were then ordered and the signs manufactured then distributed U.S. Mails or freight companies.

This shutdown was orchestrated and planned well in advance at least 6-8 months ago. Millions of tax dollars were appropriated and spent in this process. There is a paper trail a mile long leading directly to the White House.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Architect of Destruction

The Architect of Destruction By Maureen Scott

Barack Obama appears to be a tormented man filled with resentment, anger, and disdain for anyone of an opinion or view other than his. He acts in the most hateful, spiteful, malevolent, vindictive ways in order to manipulate and maintain power and control over others. Perhaps, because, as a child, he grew up harboring an abiding bitterness toward the U.S. that was instilled in him by his family and mentors…it seems to have never left him.

It is not the color of his skin that is a problem in America . Rather it is the blackness that fills his soul and the hollowness in his heart where there should be abiding pride and love for this country.

Think: Have we ever heard Obama speak lovingly of the U.S. or its people, with deep appreciation and genuine respect for our history, our customs, our sufferings and our blessings? Has he ever revealed that, like most patriotic Americans, he gets "goose bumps" when a band plays "The Star Spangled Banner," or sheds a tear when he hears a beautiful rendition of " America the Beautiful?" Does his heart burst with pride when millions of American flags wave on a National holiday or someone plays "taps" on a trumpet? Has he ever shared the admiration of the military, as we as lovers of those who keep us free, feel when soldiers march by?

It is doubtful because Obama did not grow up sharing our experiences or our values. He did not sit at the knee of a Grandfather or Uncle who showed ushis medals and told us about the bravery of his fellow troops as they tramped through foreign lands to keep us free. He didn't have grandparents who told stories of suffering and then coming to America , penniless, and the opportunities they had for building a business and life for their children.
Away from this country as a young child, Obama didn't delight in being part of America and its greatness. He wasn't singing our patriotic songs in kindergarten, or standing on the roadside for a holiday parade and eating a hot dog, or lighting sparklers around a campfire on July 4th as fireworks exploded over head, or placing flags on the grave sites of fallen and beloved American heroes.

Rather he was separated from all of these experiences and doesn't really understand us and what it means to be an American. He is void of the basic emotions that most feel regarding this country and insensitive to the instinctive pride we have in our national heritage. His opinions were formed by those who either envied us or wanted him to devalue the United States and the traditions and patriotism that unites us.

He has never given a speech that is filled with calm, reassuring, complimentary, heartfelt statements about all the people in the U.S. Or one that inspires us to be better and grateful and proud that in a short time our country became a leader, and a protector of many. Quite the contrary, his speeches always degenerate into mocking, ridiculing tirades as he faults our achievements as well as any critics or opposition for the sake of a laugh, or to bolster his ego.He uses his Office to threaten and create fear while demeaning and degrading any American who opposes his policies and actions. A secure leader, who has noble self-esteem and not false confidence, refrains from showing such dread of critics and displaying a cocky, haughty attitude.
Mostly, his time seems to be spent causing dissension, unrest, and anxiety among the people of America , rather than uniting us (even though he was presented to us as the "Great Uniter"). He creates chaos for the sake of keeping people separated, envious, aggrieved and ready to argue. Under his leadership Americans have been kept on edge, rather than in a state of comfort and security. He incites people to be aggressive toward, and disrespectful of, those of differing opinions. And through such behavior, Obama has lowered the standards for self-control and mature restraint to the level of street-fighting gangs, when he should be raising the bar for people to strive toward becoming more considerate, tolerant, self-disciplined, self-sustaining, and self-assured.

Not a day goes by that he is not attempting to defy our laws, remove our rights, over-ride established procedures, install controversial appointees, enact divisive mandates, and assert a dictatorial form of power.

Never has there been a leader of this great land who used such tactics to harm and hurt the people and this country.

· Never have we had a President who spoke with a caustic, evil tongue against the citizenry rather than present himself as a soothing, calming and trustworthy force.

· Never, in this country, have we experienced how much stress one man can cause a nation of people - on a daily basis!

Obama has promoted the degeneration of peace, civility, and quality of cooperation between us. He thrives on tearing us down, rather than building us up. He is the Architect of the decline of America , and the epitome of a Demagogue.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

"Most Devious and Mediocre" - The Prophesy of Barack Obama - President of the Idiocracy

The larger the mob, the harder the test.

In small areas, before small electorates, a first-rate man occasionally fights his way through, carrying even the mob with him by force of his personality. But when the field is nationwide, and the fight must be waged chiefly at second and third hand, and the force of personality cannot so readily make itself felt, then all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most easily adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum.

The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H.L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
Journalist, satirist, critic, and Democrat. He wrote this editorial while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920.

Friday, October 4, 2013

. . . the ethics of Genghis Khan, but the leadership skills of Michael Scott

An open letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama,

You strike me as the sort of man who spends a lot of time staring at his own reflection. I wonder, what do you see when you gaze so admiringly at yourself? What image do you find in that mirror of yours? Let me guess: a graceful Greek god with a golden crown, draped in luxurious robes, perched on a giant, magnificent throne atop a mountain in the sky? You see a throng of angels singing your praises and masses of subservient peasants prostrated before you, trembling with fear and awe? You see a man who is more than a man, and a president who transcends the presidency; you see a historic figure of immortal importance?

Yeah, that’s what I thought, and I can’t blame you, Mr. President. By all accounts, you’ve always been an arrogant, haughty narcissist — and that was before you became president. Your supporters and your enemies may argue over whether you descended from heaven on the back of a Pegasus, or were birthed from the bowels of Hell to bring about a Biblical apocalypse, but they both agree on one thing: you are a figure of great significance and immense power. You are either the anti-Christ or the Second Coming, with no room for anything in-between. Surely, this talk might cause even a humble man to slip into a state of vanity and pride, so I can only imagine what it must do to a man such as yourself, already so aloof and so conceited.

That’s why I’m writing this letter. My impression of you is quite different, and it has only been solidified by your performance during this shutdown/Obamacare debate. I find you to be a very small man, Mr. President. Far from larger than life, you are petty, frivolous, pathetic; sneering and pompous but also trifling and narrow. I don’t mean to dismiss or underestimate the damage you have done to this nation — it has certainly been profound and lasting — but I want you to know that your legacy will not be one of grandeur and brilliance; it will be the legacy of a shameless, desperate bully. Both your opponents and your proponents hoist you up as a world leader with a grand vision, whether benevolent or malevolent. I, on the other hand, believe you have the vision of a temperamental two year old. You simply want to feel like you’re in control; you want to “win,” you want everybody in the room to pay attention to you, and you’ll stomp your feet and whine until you get your way. You govern like a coddled toddler; it’s inappropriate to pejoratively refer to you as a “dictator,” but only because it lends you a certain unwarranted credibility. I think you wish to be a dictator, but instead you’re just a bumbling bureaucrat; easily replaced and even more easily forgotten. You have the ethics of Genghis Khan, but the leadership skills of Michael Scott. This is why we are forced to witness the spectacle of, for instance, our president brazenly threatening to invade another nation for no reason, only to clumsily abandon the idea after being publicly spanked by Putin.

Your legacy, Mr. President, will be defined by small, shameful things, as your presidency has been primarily a succession of small, shameful things. The platitudes you spouted during your campaign — the theatrics, the pomp, the hype — have all faded. Replaced by the scheming partisan machinations that have come to define your tenure.

Every president has a moment that encapsulates their time in office; your moment, Mr. President, happened this week. Sure, future generations will look at you with mockery and scorn because of bigger scandals — Benghazi, the IRS targeting conservatives, Obamacare, the birth control mandate and your attacks on religious liberty, spying on journalists, arming terrorists overseas, Fast and Furious, the green energy scams, the bailouts, your support for infanticide, the billions you’ve given to the abortion industry, your cowardice in refusing to address the Gosnell murders, your reckless exploitation of the Zimmerman trial, the out of control deficit spending, your refusal to enforce immigration laws, the massive expansion of the Welfare State, the lies, the broken promises, etc — but I think, in an understated way, what you’ve done this week is a better microcosm of your entire reign.

I’m not just referring to the fact that you are peddling the lie that “Republicans” have “shutdown the government,” when, in fact, they have attempted to pass several bills that would fund the government. Mr. President, you tell these fables to the trained seals in the media and your voting base, but you know damn well that any American with a capacity for critical thought will roundly reject this absurd narrative. YOU have chosen to “shut down” the government because you have made Obamacare the ultimate priority. You have said, “Obamacare or nothing,” and then accused Republicans of being the “hostage takers.” They are holding the government hostage by trying to fund it? What a silly idea. But then, you are a silly, ridiculous president. Speaking of which, this takes us right to your defining moment: barricading memorials and monuments in a ploy to win an argument.

Comparatively insignificant when stacked up against your war crimes and constitutional infringements, but it is nonetheless an apt illustration. The Lincoln Memorial is just a giant statue. There isn’t any reason why people shouldn’t be able to look at a statue during a government shutdown. In past shutdowns, the memorials were open, with only the information centers closing down. The Lincoln Memorial has never been completely closed off from the public until now. You have decided to spend money to block and guard open-air monuments, when it would be cheaper, require less staff, and be less onerous to simply leave them be. Is this some sort of bizarre punitive measure against the American taxpayer?

Infamously, you even attempted to stop WW2 veterans from visiting the WW2 memorial. That memorial is mostly privately funded, and is open 24 hours a day. You SPENT MONEY to physically guard the monument from a group of elderly war veterans. This is truly unprecedented. We have had horrible presidents in the past, but none quite so shallow, cheap and contemptible. You tried to close down Mt. Vernon, which is privately funded, but had to settle for closing its parking lot — even though the parking lot requires no immediate on-going maintenance or surveillance from any federal workers. Did you have to shut down the Normandy cemetery and memorial? Are we saving money that way? I doubt it.

It’s the same game you played during the sequester, and it comes as no surprise to those of us who pay attention (which means it came as a surprise to a large number of people). Rather than leading like a statesman, you hide in the shadows; scheming, conniving, exploiting. You emerge only to make hyper-partisan speeches, with rhetoric best left to Democratic talking heads on afternoon cable news shows. Far from being a “new kind of politician” (as you were advertised), you are the most political politician this country has ever seen. You are political to your core, in your essence, at an atomic level, and so you are unable to offer any direction or clarity when the nation needs it most. Sometimes, Mr. President, the affairs of this nation require a man, not a politician, and it is during those times that you are especially useless. You don’t have any interest in fixing our present crisis because you’re too busy finding ways to keep a busload of 90 year old war veterans from looking at a memorial.

Closing down parks, monuments and memorials just to score political points is hardly your most insidious deed, but it’s certainly one of your pettiest. That’s why it stands, ironically, as a monument of its own. If we ever build a statue of you, Mr. President, you won’t be triumphantly holding a flaming torch like Lady Liberty, or standing authoritatively with a look of determination, like the MLK memorial. No, it will be a statue of you pulling the wings off of a fly, or spitting in someone’s orange juice. It will show you in your essence, as monuments are meant to do. It will show you as a petulant, skulking, juvenile bully. It will you show you as you are.

And we’ll make sure it’s always open, especially during a government shut down.


Matt Walsh

 My sentiments exactly :-) Courtesy of Matt Walsh

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

National Day of Prayer - Allah Akbar

In 1892 The Supreme Court determined and declared the United States was indeed a Christian Nation
In 1952 President Truman established one day a year as a"National Day of Prayer."
In 1988 President Reagan designated the First Thursday in May of each year as the National Day of Prayer.
In June 2007 (then) Presidential Candidate Barack Obama declared that the USA"Was no longer a Christian nation."
This year President Obama canceled the 21st annual National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White House under the ruse Of "not wanting to offend anyone"
BUT... on September 25, 2009 from 4 AM until 7 PM,  a National Day of Prayer  FOR THE MUSLIM  RELIGION  was Held on Capitol Hill,   Beside the White House.  There were over 50,000 Muslims  in D.C. that day.

Apparently, it doesn't matter  if  "Christians" are offended by this event -  Non-Muslims don 't appear to be part of Obama's version of America.

Pray to the right god - or I'll Kill You!

Go ahead - "Snopes" this one!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Things that make you say "Hmmm . . ."

Let's see . . .  President Obama is practically begging to personally negotiate with:
  • Syrian rebels - backed by Al Qaeda
  • The Muslim Brotherhood  - reduced Cairo Egypt to ashes
  • The President of Iran - as he vows to destroy America with Nuclear bombs
  • Vladimir Putin - a provider of poison gas and arms to Syria's Assad regime.
  • Bashar Al Assad - right after his administration murdered Syrian civilians with poison gas

Simultaneously,  Obama has arrogantly refused to negotiate with the US House of representatives.

How's that "hope and change" going for you lately?

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Why does the Obama Administration keep the Military Disarmed?

Your guess is as good as mine when it comes to the looney logic of keeping Military Bases Unarmed.

Yet another petition for your viewing pleasure has been posted at‘s "We The People" petition page. 

This one asks the President to “Allow military service members to carry concealed firearms on federal and state installations.”

Like most of the others petitions, this one asks the Obama Administration to do something that makes sense.

Along those lines, the Obama Administration has never done anything to preserve our way of life - not to mention to preserve our actual lives.  Unless, of course you happen to be a crack-addled, camel humping muslim gang-banger on welfare buying ammo for your AK with food stamps..

I'm gonna sign this one just because I can - at least for now.  The way things are going the storm troopers may soon be kicking in the front door of anyone asking that elected Government Officials uphold the Constitution.

Click on the link above to sign, although you have to create an account. 
[Note: if you think the NSA doesn't know where you live you're dreaming.]

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Is the conflict between the Liberals and the Conservatives?

"Too many people are being suckered into believing that the conflict is between the Liberals and the Conservatives when it's really between the People and the Politicians." -- Me

Monday, September 23, 2013

Government Directive: American Patriots Doomed to Defenseless Death.

Department of Defense Directive 5210.66

Department of Defense Directive 5210.66 is the regulation that disarms military personnel on military installations.  Click here for the full document that disarmed United States military members and civilians on base.

Here’s the relevant bit . . .

The authorization to carry firearms shall be issued only to qualified personnel when there is a reasonable expectation that life or DoD assets will be jeopardized if firearms are not carried. Evaluation of the necessity to carry a firearm shall be made considering this expectation weighed against the possible consequences of accidental or indiscriminate use of firearms.

Given the attack at Fort Hood and, now, the Washington Navy Yard, can we assume that there’s a reasonable expectation that life or DoD assets will be jeopardized if firearms are not carried?

Obama's Secretary of Defense is keeping American Military bases about as safe as a shopping mall in Kenya by not revoking this idiotic directive.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Barry, Vlad, and Lurch

This is how Putin got involved.  
(leaked to the Badger Lake Obsever by our agent in Calabasas)

Question to John (Swiftboat) Kerry from the media: "Is there any way we could avoid this 'war' with Syria?"

JSK: "Well, although this could never happen, my good friend and dinner partner, Bashar, President of Syria, could turn over his chemical weapons. But no, that's a rhetorical argument."

Vlad (on the phone to his good buddy Bashar): "Hey Assad, what do you think about turning over your poison gas to an 'International' community group for safe keeping? The idiot Kerry just stepped on his dick with that one. Hahahahaha!"

Dictator Assad Answers: "If that will keep my friend 'Swiftboat' from lobbing bombs on my palace; Sure! But doesn't that mean I have to admit I have chemicals?"

Vlad (the other dictator):"Don't worry, we'll just move em around (again). You shoulda never taken Sadam's shit. I told you it would be trouble. See what happened to him?"

Vlad (the other dictator on the hotline with Barry and JSK): "Barry, Barry, Barry - my wimpy friend -   Bashar says he'll give up his WMD's, what do you think?"

Barry (taking a drag on his Marlboro): "Will that save my ass? Cuz' confidentially I don't know what the hell I'm doing!"

Vlad (the other dictator): "Hell yeah, let me save your wimpy butt."

Barry (to JSK): "Help me out here Johnny, what do I do? The bastards in Congress (how DARE they) are going to vote against me. It's for the Children!"

JSK: "Errr - ahhh, hey, it was MY Idea! Why not?"

Barry: "Can I take the credit for stopping a war? My peace prize is saved and I get away again! Whew; that was close. Maybe I'll do it!"

JSK: "We have to be REALLY cautious.  Who knows where this could lead!"

GUNS & SPOONS (plus Hammer Time)

Today I swung my front door wide open and placed my Mossberg 12-gauge pump shotgun right in the doorway.

I gave it 6 shells, then left it alone and went about my business.

While I was gone, the mailman delivered my mail, the neighbor boy across the street mowed the yard,
a girl walked her dog down the street and quite a few cars stopped at the stop sign near the front of our house.

After about an hour, I checked on the gun. It was still sitting there, right where I had left it. It hadn't moved itself outside.  It certainly hadn't killed anyone - even with the numerous opportunities it had been presented to do so.

In fact, it hadn't even loaded itself.

Well you can imagine my surprise, with all the media hype about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people.

Either the media is wrong or I'm in possession of
the laziest gun in the world.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

Well, I'm off to check on my spoons.
I hear they're making people fat.

Obamacare Deconstructed - or - What it once was like in America when men were free

This submission from a BLO reader is a short and excellent compilation of Obama's wrongs on Obamacare.

I hope BLO readers have the stomach to consume the video. It only take a few minutes, and after the exposure, most viewers will be able to recover.


"One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It is very easy to describe a medical program as a humanitarian project...

Under the Truman administration, it was proposed that we have a compulsory health insurance program for all people in the United States, and of course, the American people unhesitatingly rejected this...

 In the last decade, 127 million of our citizens, in just ten years, have come under the protection of some privately-owned medical or hospital insurance. The advocates of [socialized healthcare], when you try to oppose it, challenge you on an emotional basis...

 What can we do about this? Well you and I can do a great deal. We can write to our Congressmen, to our Senators. We can say right now that we want no further encroachment on these individual liberties and freedoms. And at the moment, the key issue is we do not want socialized medicine...

 If you don't, this program I promise you will pass just as surely as the sun will come up tomorrow. And behind it will come other federal programs that will invade every area of freedom as well have known it in this country, until one day, as Norman Thomas said, we will awake to find that we have socialism.

 If you don't do this and if I don't do it, one of these days you and I are going to spend our sunset years telling our children, and our children's children, what it once was like in America when men were free."

Monday, September 16, 2013

California. Forced Secession would be nice.

These new laws, passed and approved by the California Legislature are now on their way to Governor Moonbeam's desk.

He will sign them all.

SB 299 (DeSaulnier) Theft or Loss reporting within 7 days – Passed 41-32

SB 683 (Block) Long gun safety certificate – Passed 44-30

SB 475 (Leno) Gun Shows at the Cow Palace – Passed 42-29

AB 538 (Pan) California gun registry – Passed 50-23 . . .

SB 363 (Wright) Secured storage – Passed 62-8

AB 500 DOJ is now allowed more time to delay delivery of a firearm – Passed 20-14

AB 169 (Dickinson) If you own an older hand gun you can no longer sell it or will it to your children – Passed 21-14

SB 374 (Steinberg) – the Semi-Auto Rifle Ban just passed out of the Assembly – Passed 42 – 30 Abstain 6. It now goes back to the Senate for concurrence and upon approval, will head to the Governor’s Desk.

AB 231 (Ting) which provides that a person commits the crime of “criminal storage of a firearm in the third degree” – Passed 44-28.

AB 711 (Rendon) which will effectively ban hunting in the state by banning lead ammunition – Passed 44-27.

It appears that the majority of Californians and their elected representatives are either brain-dead or are
Al Qaeda sympathizers.

Subjects of the Peoples Republic of Al Qaedafornia are sending several new, highly restrictive laws to Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown in hopes of further limiting Californian’s Second Amendment rights.

As Bloomberg News reports, the new laws would “outlaw semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines, ban adapters to convert magazines to high-capacity clips, order safety certification to buy any gun and require ownership records for all firearms.”

These bills are ready for Governor Brown’s signature.

These laws were all written by people who know nothing about guns except that they don’t like the Constitution and want to eliminate all firearms.

Sadly, neither California’s electorate, nor the legislature has learned the lesson taught by the two Senators in Colorado who tried their best to eliminate Coloradan’s Second Amendment rights and got fired by voters for their efforts.

So, what do you think? Will Californians ever stand up for themselves against the crooks and anti-Americans in their state legislature?

I think not.  Since there is no constitutional mechanism by which an existing state can be ejected from the union, The best possible outcome is that the "Big One" will shake this cesspool into the ocean.

As a self test for readers of The Badger Lake Observer, please review the following graphic.  If its message is lost, then slit your wrists immediately to protect the children, the down-trodden racial minorities and the underprivileged among us.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Muslim Camel-Humping SOB

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Grandmothers and Grandfathers? Well, here it is:

There was this loving grandfather who always made a special effort to spend time with his son's family on weekends. Every Saturday morning he would take his 5-year-old granddaughter out for a drive in the car for some quality time -- pancakes, ice cream, candy-- just him and his granddaughter.

One particular Saturday, however, he had a terrible cold and could not get out of bed. He knew his granddaughter always looked forward to their drives and would be very disappointed. Luckily, his wife came to the rescue and said that she would take their granddaughter for her weekly drive and breakfast.

When they returned, the little girl anxiously ran upstairs to see her
grandfather who was still in bed. "Well, did you enjoy your ride with grandma?" he asked.

No, PaPa, it was really boring. We didn't see a single asshole, queer, piece of shit, horse's ass, socialist left wing Obama lover, blind bastard, dipshit, or Muslim camel humping son of a bitch anywhere we went!"

We just drove around and Grandma smiled at everyone she saw. It wasn't any fun at all.

God, grant me Serenity

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change,
the courage to change the one I can,
and the wisdom to know it's me.

Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the Courage to change the things I cannot accept, and
the Wisdom to hide the bodies of those people I had to kill today because they pissed me off.

And also, help me to be careful of the toes I step on today
as they be connected to the ass that I may have to kiss tomorrow.

Lord grant me:
the Serenity to accept that not everything can be found on the Internet...
the Courage to go to the Library
and the Wisdom to evaluate the information I do find.

God grant me the Senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
The Good Fortune to run into the ones I do,
And the Eyesight to tell the difference.

God, grant me Serenity to tolerate fools I cannot ignore,
Distractions to ignore the ones I can,
and Wisdom to know the difference.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Obama's agenda: Overwhelm the system

Rahm Emanuel cynically said, "You never want a crisis to go to waste." It is now becoming clear that the crisis he was referring to is Barack Obama's presidency.

Obama is no fool. He is not incompetent. To the contrary, he is brilliant. He knows exactly what he's doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systemic failure, economic crisis and social chaos -- thereby destroying capitalism and our country from within.Â

Barack Obama is my college classmate (Columbia University, class of '83). As Glenn Beck correctly predicted from day one, Obama is following the plan of Cloward & Piven, two professors at Columbia University. They outlined a plan to socialize America by overwhelming the system with government spending and entitlement demands. Add up the clues below. Taken individually they're alarming. Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant, Machiavellian game plan to turn the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a permanent majority that desperately needs government for survival ... and can be counted on to always vote for bigger government. Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it.

-- Universal health care. The health care bill had very little to do with health care. It had everything to do with unionizing millions of hospital and health care workers, as well as adding 15,000 to 20,000 new IRS agents (who will join government employee unions). Obama doesn't care that giving free health care to 30 million Americans will add trillions to the national debt. What he does care about is that it cements the dependence of those 30 million voters to Democrats and big government. Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless spending bill in the middle of a depression?

-- Cap and trade. Like health care legislation having nothing to do with health care, cap and trade has nothing to do with global warming. It has everything to do with redistribution of income, government control of the economy and a criminal payoff to Obama's biggest contributors. Those powerful and wealthy unions and contributors (like GE, which owns NBC, MSNBC and CNBC) can then be counted on to support everything Obama wants. They will kick-back hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions to Obama and the Democratic Party to keep them in power. The bonus is that all the new taxes on Americans with bigger cars, bigger homes and businesses helps Obama "spread the wealth around."

-- Make Puerto Rico a state. Why? Who's asking for a 51st state? Who's asking for millions of new welfare recipients and government entitlement addicts in the middle of a depression? Certainly not American taxpayers. But this has been Obama's plan all along. His goal is to add two new Democrat senators, five Democrat congressman and a million loyal Democratic voters who are dependent on big government.

-- Legalize 12 million illegal immigrants. Just giving these 12 million potential new citizens free health care alone could overwhelm the system and bankrupt America. But it adds 12 million reliable new Democrat voters who can be counted on to support big government. Add another few trillion dollars in welfare, aid to dependent children, food stamps, free medical, education, tax credits for the poor, and eventually Social Security.

-- Stimulus and bailouts. Where did all that money go? It went to Democrat contributors, organizations (ACORN), and unions -- including billions of dollars to save or create jobs of government employees across the country. It went to save GM and Chrysler so that their employees could keep paying union dues. It went to AIG so that Goldman Sachs could be bailed out (after giving Obama almost $1 million in contributions). A staggering $125 billion went to teachers (thereby protecting their union dues). All those public employees will vote loyally Democrat to protect their bloated salaries and pensions that are bankrupting America. The country goes broke, future generations face a bleak future, but Obama, the Democrat Party, government, and the unions grow more powerful. The ends justify the means.

-- Raise taxes on small business owners, high-income earners, and job creators. Put the entire burden on only the top 20 percent of taxpayers, redistribute the income, punish success, and reward those who did nothing to deserve it (except vote for Obama). Reagan wanted to dramatically cut taxes in order to starve the government. Obama wants to dramatically raise taxes to starve his political opposition.

With the acts outlined above, Obama and his regime have created a vast and rapidly expanding constituency of voters dependent on big government; a vast privileged class of public employees who work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and installing themselves as socialist rulers by overwhelming the system.

Add it up and you've got the perfect Marxist scheme -- all devised by my Columbia University college classmate Barack Obama.
Obama's agenda: Overwhelm the system

From the Las Vegas Review Journal, June 6, 2010
by Wayne Allen Root

Friday, August 16, 2013

Homeland Security: Stop, Drop, and Cower

Stop, Drop, and Cower

A handy dandy informational pamphlet form our fiends friends at Homeland Security.

Click on this image to see the full pamphlet

The first panel offers advice to the subject, formerly the citizen, who encounters a government agent from NSA, BATFE, or IRS, to name just three agencies you might bump into. The text reads:

Three simple actions could save your life! Any time you are in the presence of a government agent, remember this RULE OF THREE:

STOP — Any action can be considered threatening by a government agent.

DROP — This allows the agent to quickly gain control of the area.

COWER — There is no redress for any “wrong” done to you: this is because the action of a government agent is always right, his judgment correct, and his intellect unsurpassed.

Mastering the principles behind these actions will ensure that your interactions with government agents are simple undemanding, and pleasant.

Other advice about how to comport yourself around a government agent includes:

— Never make sudden movements around a government agent. Any voluntary action on your part can be considered Resisting Arrest, Obstruction, or Disturbing the Peace.

— Abase yourself! You must realize that your personal well-being hangs on the agent’s discretion.

— Submit! You are nothing but a worm. There is no peace, there is no justice, there is only our utter and absolute domination of every aspect of your life.

And the pamphlet closes with:

Anything you say or don’t say can and will be used against you in a secret court operating above the law!

For full effect, download the Stop, Drop, and Cower pamphlet here, read it, and come back to comment.

Remember this moto:  "We're from The Government and we're here to help you"

Oh - by the way;
Anything you say, type on a computer, whisper on the telephone, send in a text, post on a website, read online, or another electronic communication of any kind will be used against you in a kangaroo court of law.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Save the Planet - Eat a Vegan

Obama Supports Muslim Brotherhood. Equates Sharia atrocities to America's Revolution. Burn, baby, Burn!

 President Obama is beating the drum for the murderous Anti-American Muslim Brotherhood. His recent statements make clear his affinity for the philosophy of "Stokely Charmichael.  Remember him?  
 Carmichael: ''When you talk of black power, you talk of building a movement that will smash everything Western civilization has created, with riots and guns and 'burn, baby, burn .' ''
 Quote Obama:
 “Countries that are transitioned out of a military government towards a democratic government and it did not always go in a straight line and the process went smooth. Um. There are going to be false starts. There will be difficult days. America’s democratic journey took us through some mighty struggles to perfect our union.”

Unable to pull himself away from the pool, golf course, or this week's "body man," President Obama released an audio (no video) statement of his support of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Obama announced that the United States is cancelling its bi-annual joint military exercise with Egypt.

Christians continue to pray in St. Tadros church in AlMinia in southern Egypt even after Muslims torched and destroyed it.

The Muslim Brotherhood camps/sit-ins were stockpiling weapons, torturing activists seeking to leave, exploiting women and children, and inciting violence. Brotherhood supporters were firing on soldiers and police. Brotherhood supporters destroyed scores of churches yesterday and today continue to chant, "with our blood, our souls we will defend Islam." Not Egypt, Islam.

Obama has done nothing to end the slaughter of non-Muslims under the sharia or protect the Christians in Egypt. Instead, he supports the savages.

John Bolton today in The NY Daily News: The Muslim Brotherhood is no friend of democracy

Egypt’s security forces have now moved decisively to eliminate Muslim Brotherhood protest camps in Cairo, producing the bloodshed foretold by daily confrontations between the Brotherhood’s supporters and opponents. Six weeks after the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi, Egypt remains deeply and violently divided — and American policy is confused and irresolute.

While confusion and irresolution are nothing new to the Obama administration, this is not the place to dither or make strategic mistakes. We must define precisely what U.S. priorities are in light of Egypt’s strategic significance, and given the potential for protracted hostilities there between armed combatants.

By identifying our interests, we can concentrate our energies and resources on advancing them in practical ways, avoiding an essentially academic debate over issues we can’t significantly influence. Because our resources are not unlimited, we have to focus our political time and attention, as well as our more tangible assets and capabilities, where they can do the most good.

First, Egypt’s continued adherence to the 1979 Camp David peace agreements with Israel is essential. Anwar Sadat’s courageous decision to negotiate directly with Israel was critical not only to establishing this foundation of America’s overall Middle East policy, but also evidenced Egypt’s momentous shift, after the death of longtime dictator Gamal Abdel Nasser, away from the Soviet Union. Sadat’s sea change in allegiance provided an opening the U.S. used to undermine Moscow’s extensive regional influence, and was an early sign that the Cold War was entirely winnable.

In 1981, the Muslim Brotherhood assassinated Sadat for his troubles, reflecting that then, as now, the Brotherhood has only contempt for Egyptian leaders who seek peace with Israel. If Morsi had enjoyed only a slightly longer tenure in office, he would likely have abrogated Camp David entirely. The treaty’s demise would have even further reduced U.S. influence throughout the Middle East, renewed opportunities for anti-American, anti-Israeli radicals and increased threats to friendly Arab regimes prepared to live with Egyptian (and Jordanian) peace treaties with Israel. Make no mistake, if Washington takes Camp David for granted, it will disappear, and quickly.

Second, the economically vital Suez Canal runs through Egypt. If passage is blocked, as it was in the 1956 Suez Canal crisis, or for years after the 1967 Six-Day War, Europe and America will suffer, and so will Egypt. Already, 21/2 years of domestic instability have made the Sinai Peninsula a haven for terrorists and devastated Egypt’s economy, with both foreign investment and tourism revenues plummeting.