This article is dedicated to Bonnie Lange, my dear friend and publisher, who passed away last week. Bonnie was an unbound creative spirit who lived her life as a titanic vision. Leaving her physical form behind, she expands her vision, her life, her work, her ever-present joy. Much love, my friend…
NBC News is in the process of appointing a new chief. The purpose? To rearrange what is already false reality, to make it more interesting and dramatic.
The desperate networks are grasping at straws. Their ratings reflect a continuing audience exodus.
I once wrote that, if tomorrow the top news anchors admitted they were drag queens, the whole country would immediately collapse. That’s how fragile America actually is.
I’ve updated that comment, because the USA is now so tolerant the top anchors could come out as collies or toasters and everyone would feel compelled to consider the revelation with warm regard.
Reporting the news was at one time an honorable and essential profession and breaking a story was the ultimate ambition of all reporters. Getting the facts and being the first one to expose a momentous story to the public was like playing in the Super Bowl for journalists whose total intent was to report the news, not push an agenda.
In the days before television, radio and newspapers were the only way the masses could keep up with what was going on in the world and honorable men like Gabriel Heatter and H.V. Kaltenborn were trustworthy father figures to a news starved nation during the dark days of the Second World War.
Men like Ernie Pyle imbedded with the troops and stalked the front lines for the latest on what was happening to the sons and daughters of America serving overseas.
Senate Bill 744, Comprehensive Immigration Reform, promises the most prolific invasion of America since Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. But with one deadly difference: those storms subsided so we could repair the damage.
If S744 passes, we face endless immigration numbers to the tune of a minimum of 33 million immigrants within the first decade. Passing that bill means an increase of legal immigration from its current 1 million annually to 1.5 million annually. All totaled with immigrants, their offspring, chain migration and diversity visas, a mind numbing 100 million immigrants will land on America within 37 years—by 2050. (Source: www.NumbersUSA.org; US Population Projections by Fogel/Martin; PEW Research Center)
I love the way progressives use the term, “common sense” whenever they’re talking about their political agenda. Barack Obama uses the term in reference to gun control, immigration reform, deficit reduction, and anything else he might be talking about at the time.
There’s good reason to use this term, of course. “Common sense” implies that anybody with the brain power of a fichus tree, or sawdust, or Joe Biden, would agree with whatever is being said. And by extension, anybody who disagrees, well, they obviously don’t have the brain power of Joe Biden. Nobody wants to be in that group, so the phrase can be used effectively to sway people to a certain opinion.
The most famous political use of this term, of course, was in the pamphlet, “Common Sense,” written by Thomas Paine in 1776. It can be argued that this pamphlet contributed greatly to the colonists’ decision to go to war with Great Britain. Even in 1776 nobody wanted to be told they had the brain power of Joe Biden.
The other day someone said “that just because they weren’t a radical, and did not hold the same beliefs as I do, that they are not brainless”.
I suppose I have been a little bit harsh with my comments as of late. You can chock my comments up to frustration. I should know better, everyone has a brain, it just doesn’t seem that they are being put to good use.
The problem is that the human brain is like a sponge, it absorbs whatever it is exposed to. Expose it to useful information and you will have a wealth of knowledge at your disposal.
On the other hand it similar to a muscle in that if you expose it to garbage it will become lazy, and no longer be of any practical use other than to keep your body functioning.
A lot of Americans know that the US government is out of control. Anyone who has cared enough to study the US Constitution even a little knows this. Still, very few of these people are taking any significant action, and largely because of one error: They are waiting for “the good guys” to show up and fix things.
Some think that certain groups of politicians will pull it together and fix things, or that one magnificent politician will ride in to fix things. Others think that certain members of the military will step in and slap the politicians back into line. And, I’m sure there are other variations.
April 19, 2013 – Not too many people know that I personally investigated the Kennedy assassination. I was enabled to do that because my job with Circus Vargas allowed me to travel the U.S. and elsewhere extensively, and I was always connected to law enforcement agencies in one way or the other during that time as a private contractor doing drug interdiction work on the side.
Some of Lee Harvey Oswald’s last publicly recorded words in front of the camera were, “I am just a patsy”. Let me ask you something. You’ve probably seen about a gazillion reality cop shows by now, and when was the last time you heard a suspect tell a cop, “I am just a patsy”? By the time I had completed interviewing people from mob boss Carlos Marcello at his home in Metairie, Louisiana to Cuban exiles in the Little Havana district in Miami and every possible witness in between, including New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, there were no questions in left in my mind. Not only do I believe Oswald was indeed a patsy, I also believe Oswald never actually fired a shot at Kennedy at all. He had been told by his CIA handlers to stay in the coffee room at the book depository until they would contact him, and when he saw the cops rush up the stairs toward the sixth floor, he knew he’d been set up and that is when he took off.
Rockefeller billions vs Canadian energy and sovereignty – and US jobs, security and families
Americans concerned about gasoline prices were encouraged by the Pew Research Center’s new poll, whose headline blared, “Keystone XL Pipeline draws broad support.” A score box showed 63% supporting and only 23% opposing the pipeline that would transport oil from Canada’s vast Alberta oil sands deposits through the Plains states to Texas refineries.
“Every one-cent increase at the pump steals about $1 billion from the larger economy that consumers would have otherwise saved or spent on something else,” the Wall Street Journal has pointed out. High gasoline prices thus translate into lost jobs, lost tax revenues and lower living standards. Americans are beginning to understand that, as the Obama “recovery” gives them real-world economic lessons.
Unfortunately, the Pew report quickly deflated optimism over this support, when it tersely identified who the minority is: “liberals” – stanchions of Big Green’s circus tent. We have seen time and again that the liberal 23% can be a “majority” to President Obama, who wields executive orders to bypass the people.
Fellow Travelers: The Medford Mail Tribune has always been hostile to the formation of the Southern Oregon Militia, and although this article is well-written and is not the usual cover-up for the cops, you will notice that this reporter knowingly and falsely stated that the Brewer Case appeal was paid for by, “Marijuana Advocates”, and not the Southern Oregon Militia which both investigated the case and raised the $10,500.00 to pay for Josh Brewer’s appeal. A previous M/T reporter, Chris Conrad, who still works for the M/T, also made the same false statement in the article he wrote several months ago about the Brewer Case, so we know this is a deliberate act on the part of that newspaper editor.
This was only a blip, however, compared to an article the M/T happily published several years ago by the Northwest Coalition for Human Dignity, in which the Southern Oregon Militia was described as anti-Semitic and racist based, a complete fabrication. I found that quite amusing, since I am the Liaison Officer, I’m a Jew and I’m married to a gorgeous Mexican-American wife. The Northwest Coalition for Human Dignity is loosely tied to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a notoriously libelous group that brands certain conservative civil rights groups as being based on hate.
It has been suggested that it is a tragedy for Evangelicals to pray and fast regarding the new pope as called for by Rick Warren.
While it might not be an issue worthy of fasting over as it doesn’t look like most of the top contenders to the papal throne have themselves missed too many meals and won’t exactly be living in a state of self denial given their opulent surroundings should they get the job, offering up a quick prayer on the matter won’t hurt.
After all, the individual selected will play a significant role in steering that interpretation of the Christian faith closer towards true Biblical religion or further away into the assorted errors tempting all that call upon the name of the Lord in one fashion or the other.
What is so wrong with a Protestant praying for the selection of at least a level-headed Pope that adheres to the shared commonalities of Christian doctrine and respects the rights of existence and expression of those he disagrees with?
I guess there are those thinking the atrocities committed during the Thirty Years War by both sides were a good thing.
It used to be that foreign threats were advertised as the main reason to send our young men off to war to defend our country. Amazing though it seems, we used to believe those stories. Many of our fathers and grandfathers died defending that principle.
Now, all that has changed. The threat is no longer some faraway enemy. The main enemy to peace in the world and security at home has become our own government.
Actions speak louder than words. The words our government speaks do not match the actions it takes.
Recently, a school in the once great state of Maryland offered counseling to students “troubled” by a classmate eating pastry into the shape of a gun. You might think his offense was kind of silly, but the school considered the seven year old students triggering action a “Level 3” violation of the following code:
Any gun of any kind, loaded or unloaded, operable or inoperable, including any object other than a firearm which is a look-a-like of a gun. This shall include, but is not limited to, pellet gun, paintball gun, stun gun, taser, BB gun, flare gun, nail gun, and air soft gun.
His two day suspension was followed up with a letter to every parent in the school:
President Obama and his progressive allies have recently told us that even the most draconian of gun laws must be passed because “If we save even one life from gun violence, it’s worth it.” While that’s an amazingly ignorant, infantile, and even downright silly statement, it does neatly sum up a nanny-state philosophy that is fueling a nationwide assault on the second “shall not be infringed” amendment as well as law-abiding gun owners across the nation.
By such simplistic liberal logic, the printed word is far too dangerous to be allowed outside the hands of a privileged few or the auspices of government control. In fact, entire cultures, nations, and peoples have been persuaded to commit atrocious acts of aggression and even genocide by simple concepts spread by the printed word and other mass message distribution devices. If you are going to start banning guns, then you better start banning ideas and the ways they are disseminated. And remember, if only one life is saved by such extreme actions “at least we did something.”
Simple words printed on pieces of paper have indeed shown themselves to be far more dangerous than the mere possession of firearms by a certain percentage of a population.
“Freedom is won when you accept the idea that you are the sole master of your life”
I believe, like other Libertarians, in limited government (federal, state, county, city). I believe in limited taxation. I believe that the government has no right tell me how to live. I have a right to life, liberty, happiness and to property. These rights where given to me by my creator at birth.
I will always be a registered Libertarian. I am a life member of the Libertarian Party and I am proud of it and will not give it up.
I have separated from the Libertarian Party, National and State. I think that a lot of the Libertarian views are becoming too much like “Bleeding heart Liberals”. Allow illegals to stay in the US of A, no death penalty, no prisons, and all people can be reformed after committing a crime. There is not enough emphasis on that a person must take personal responsibility of their life and their actions. Too many young Libertarians are siding with the RINO’s, they want freedom BUT they want the government in the back ground just in case something happens. They really do not want to take full responsibility for their lives and their actions.
A Review of Edwin Vieira’s The Sword and Sovereignty
On April 19, 1775, the battles of Lexington and Concord on the outskirts of Boston ignited the conflict that led to the most momentous political event of man’s history – the Declaration of Independence and the birth of America. In the early morning hours of that day, a command of British troops was dispatched from Boston to search out and confiscate stores of militia weapons and supplies at Concord. On the way they confronted a small and unimposing band of armed American militia at Lexington. The British Major John Pitcairn shouted out, “Ye villains, ye Rebels, disperse; damn you, disperse! Lay down your arms!”
Chuck Hagel, former Republican Senator from Nebraska, was roasted on a Republican spit in his confirmation hearing for Secretary of Defense. Nevertheless, it is quite possible he may be confirmed, if he gets some public support. He is also the target of a national smear campaign on major networks, unprecedented, since he is not running for office but as a presidential appointee.
Hagel’s good name is also being smeared on the internet. Those who do not want Hagel to be confirmed by the US Senate have set up an attack website as though it was Hagel’s personal domain. Former Senator and wounded Vietnam foot soldier Hagel must be very important to those in American who want war. Those who long for peace need to take notice.
Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world. ― Daniel Webster
Why has the nation that was the envy of all peoples and a beacon of hope for the world, become one of the most hated, resented and feared entities on earth?? What happened? Who is behind it? Was it really this way all along? If so, the world has been deluded for decades by satanic self-appointed masters of the universe who took great delight in engineering a false world for the masses to wallow in. But, just when everyone felt safe and secure in their home, and in their children’s future (ie. firmly under Satan’ s matrix and boot), Satan and his helpers decided it was the perfect time to start amusing themselves by administering the shock treatments Americans ‘deserved’. With no shame, and little cover, they started to show their hideous face. It started with a ‘war on terror’, imaginary boogymen, protecting the ‘homeland’, the need to kill millions, and destroy entire countries. While stuffing their pockets with billions, they told us it was to keep precious Americans ‘safe’. Sadly, 90% of the citizens were on board with this plan. For them, anything ‘we’ did was fine, as long as it kept their mortgaged McMansions, remote controlled huge screen TVs, Lexus SUVs, and butter dipped lobsters safe from the menacing terrorists. And for Americans who were not as fortunate as others, they vicariously gained a sense of strength from their Lazy Boy recliner and flag adorned ‘92 F-150s, as they watched America’s power and might decimate other unlucky populations.
The Constitutional government of the United States has been overthrown, and the American people have been captured. The only question now is what are we, as true Americans believing that our Constitution is the one and only law of the land, going to do about it? It’s now simply a matter of what the blowback from the tyranny being thrust upon us will look like, how or even if it will play out.
If you are looking for normal political solutions out of this legal, financial, moral and spiritual mess of a country, I believe that time has long passed. If your hope rests in a change with the midterm elections, go back to sleep or better yet, increase the dosage of your medication. It is clearly evident by the actions and inaction of the spineless or compromised leaders in whom you’ve placed your hope and future, and the future of your children and grandchildren, that doing so again will change nothing. We are a captured operation, and partisan politics is nothing more than theater to divert your attention from the iron fist of tyranny that is about to change life as you know it.
Mr. Government Man, it certainly looks as if you are dead set on disarming the American Public and are using as your basis, gun violence committed by disturbed people with facts known only to you. Let me be clear here Mr. Government Man; your facts as presented, coupled with your past history of perpetrating lies to accomplish your goals, invokes little to no trust in your version of events at Sandy Hook, Aurora and Ft. Hood.
Included in the 2000 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was the admission by then president Clinton and the congress that you knew the Japanese Navy was on its way to attack Pearl Harbor, yet you did not inform the military leaders on the ground there which led to the deaths of some 2,403 Americans. And this does not include the hundreds of thousands who died in the war you used your deception to initiate. Therefore, grounds have been established that you are not above killing your own citizens in order to achieve your agenda, are you Mr. Government Man?
If you look at this years shootings a glaring problem has gradually been growing, and that is the drastic cut in mental health service. They have been closing at an alarming rate, the mental health facilities i.e.; hospitals and throwing the mentally ill patients into the general public.
This is not a recent or sudden change in policy, but a gradual and systematic failure of our legislators who felt it was not an important issue to warrant maintaining funding. The greatest failure in American History is the class of people who through no fault of their own, have been discarded and in a sense thrown away to facilitate more money to be thrown away by our government. These legislators are just as guilty as the gunmen who cut short lives, than in order to save their collective behinds come in after to either divert or say they do not know what the reason behind these crimes was.
~ Foreword ~ I have to mention again – if that woman principal had been ARMED with a gun – she could have stopped the carnage with one shot – at the front door – before the kids were killed. Instead, she was UNarmed and she used her body to try to stop the shooter – the shooter who had a gun and was using it. I don’t call that heroism – I call it stupidty.
This is why we should have armed CCH’s in every school and public place. An ARMED citizen can stop a killer who is using a gun or some other weapon. The *killers* seek out places that are NO GUN ZONES as they KNOW they can kill for at least 10 minutes before cops will arrive and even then they can go on for a short time.
As to the question below – we all KNOW why the FRAUD didn’t mention Ft. Hood – the killer in that case was a MUSLIM who is still awaiting trial because of his BEARD – to shave it is against his religious beliefs. He had NO problem being clean shaven when he was killing Americans.
OVER the weekend, the president was speaking and, really, when he got to his politics it was just stomach turning. There he is, in the middle of that little town … and he named four instances in where there were, what, massacres? But he left one out. I immediately realized — and my brother emailed me too — what happened to Fort Hood? How come he didn’t mention Fort Hood? How come Obama did not mention Fort Hood where 13 human beings were slaughtered and there were several survivors. Because, ladies and gentlemen, first of all, Fort Hood is a military enclave, it’s a base. You can’t have more control than that.
Number two, they had all kinds of rules of who can carry weapons and who can’t there. And fortunately, a lot of men and women in uniform aren’t allowed to carry weapons unless they’re on duty. All kinds of gun control on that base.
The original 13 sovereign states created the federal government to be the servant to promote common interests. The federal government was not created to head 13 subservient departments. The federal government has only those powers granted by the states as specified by the Constitution. Whether some people think this is a suitable arrangement in today’s world or not, is irrelevant. There is no license in the Constitution that the federal government exercise power in response to the perception that federal power is not adequate for today’s challenges. There is no license in the Constitution that it may be set aside or altered by the will of a majority without undergoing a process of amendment by the sovereign states. If we are to prevent the destruction of this nation, the states must exercise their sovereign powers as the masters of the federal government. It is we the people who must demand the states fulfill their obligations as the creators of the federal government and take responsibility to restrain their creation.
Now that our elections have proven to be a sham and our political system has been shown to be hopelessly corrupt, Americans who believe in the Constitution and the rule of law must now choose either to succumb or to fight.
The Obama regime, the Democrat Party, and the mainstream media are the enemies of honest government. You cannot collaborate or compromise with the enemy. Continuous active and passive measures must now be taken to oppose, undermine, and destroy them as viable political entities.
I decided to present an article on the real significance of the election in the form of my perspective then changed my mind and decided to view a variety of viewpoints in regards to the states and the effect on them. While I viewed the election as no fluke or the circumstance of a single weather incident (I would hate to think that the voting public could so swayed), I don’t hold past the voting public to be swayed by the economic incentive of free or semi free health care. The Democrats have been eating away at that since 1964. You might ask the question as to why so a large number of voters are swayed by such an issue. That is simple…. money.
It is a matter of money. Since 1964, the American middle class which represented somewhere between 35 and 50% of the voting public has been continually and systematically disappearing. Was it planned?
~ Quotables ~
Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end. ~ Neal H. Ross