Monday, September 30, 2013
What's the big deal about a computer program that predicts where crimes are expected to occur? Robberies, carjackings, and home invasions are routine in the vibrant areas of Charlotte.
The entire world is now aware that DC's power is quickly fading. Ron Holland wonders if the massive debt DC has accumulated is part of the problem:
"They are living beyond their means and shifting a part of the weight of their problems to the world economy. They are living like parasites off the global economy and their monopoly of the dollar. If [in America] there is a systemic malfunction, this will affect everyone. Countries like Russia and China hold a significant part of their reserves in American securities. There should be other reserve currencies." – Vladimir Putin in 2011When you're indebted to someone, they have power over you. DC has made debt slaves of all of us.
A leftist Greek hip-hop rapper (!!??) was knifed to death after a fight broke out at a soccer match. The culprit is said to be a supporter of Golden Dawn, a populist Greek political party that wants to keep Greece Greek, instead of yet another outpost of the Third World. The government responds by outlawing Golden Dawn, which has 18 seats in Greece's 300-member parliament:
In the space of 10 days, Golden Dawn branches across the nation were raided and searched, members were arrested, weapons confiscated and sympathetic police officers removed from posts. In the early hours of Saturday came the next step: the arrest of five of the organisation's senior members, including its rabble-rousing leader, Nikos Michaloliakos, and 14 prominent cadres.Strange--Aaron Alexis, who killed 12 people at the DC Navy Yard, was an Obama supporter, but you don't see prominent Democrats being hauled to the pokey.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
That's what ObamaCare is all about:
Loyal reader Bill writes: You no doubt have heard of the plan by the guys up in Virginia to fly a big-assed Confederate flag on land adjacent to I-95 south of Richmond. Confederate flag??? Well you can imagine the outrage that has created. To me the Confederate flag defines my heritage. My ancestors fought and died for the Confederacy and they believed in their noble cause. There ain’t a lot of noble causes in today’s world. Anyway, the Virginia Flaggers have a web page and an address to send them a donation to support this cause. I sent them some money this morning, and if every patriotic Southerner sent them just a dollar, they could fly the flag for eternity. I'm not sure whether your blog is a good place to request support of this cause, but you definitely have your head in the right place, and perhaps you could help make what these guys are doing go viral. Everybody – except us endangered sons of the South – is giving these guys grief. I think it would be great to let them know that thousands of folks have their backs. Just sayin' -- Bill Sounds like a cause we can all support.
In plain English, the Senate "Intelligence" Committee wants to slap on some superficial but meaningless rules that will give the appearance of protecting our privacy while allowing the government to keep tabs on its subjects:
The Senate Intelligence Committee is going to offer a bill that will nominally “limit” NSA collection of Americans’ phone records, offering a time limit for how long the data should be kept, but keeping the process otherwise intact. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D – CA), an outspoken advocate of the surveillance programs, dubbed the bill a “change but preserve” bill, that would not stop the bulk collection of Americans’ data.Lesson learned: You can't trust ANYONE in DC. Not anyone.
Friday, September 27, 2013
"It's dangerous. It's very dangerous. I believe, Mr. President, we are at one of the most dangerous points in our history right now. Every bit as dangerous as the break-up of the Union before the Civil War." Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa Has division in the DC Empire reached the "Civil War" level?
Of course DC sees a threat in Kenya--paranoia and psychopathy go hand-in-hand. Read this New York Times piece on the Nairobi massacre and see if you can resist the urge to slap your forehead in disbelief:
Viewing the deadly siege at a shopping mall in Kenya as a direct threat to its security, the United States is deploying dozens of F.B.I. agents to investigate the wreckage, hoping to glean every piece of information possible to help prevent such a devastating attack from happening again, possibly even on American soil. For years, the F.B.I. has been closely watching the Shabab, the Somali Islamist group that has claimed responsibility for the Nairobi massacre and recruited numerous Americans to fight and die — sometimes as suicide bombers — for its cause. ... “We are in this fight together,” said Robert F. Godec, the American ambassador to Kenya. “The more we know about the planning that went into this, the way it was conducted, what was used, the people involved, the better we can protect America, too.”Does anyone else remember W the Conqueror's rallying cry to invade Iraq? He was going to fight Al Qaeda THERE so we wouldn't have to worry about them attacking us HERE. That worked out well. Yes, we're concerned about Somali violence, but we keep offering incentives to get Somalis to immigrate here, including generous welfare payments. Because of the growing threat of Muslim violence, especially from Somali immigrants, the central government will HAVE TO ramp up its domestic spying, just as one congressman has explicitly demanded. Anything else would be "discriminatory," and we just can't have that. I think DC has set a new standard of insanity.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
By almost 2 to 1, Americans think Putin was more effective than Obama on the Syria crisis.
In answer to the question, "Is the U.S. currently in violation of the UN treaties it signed agreeing to make marijuana illegal?" HuffPo blogger Keith Humphreys says:
"No. The U.S. federal government is a signatory to the treaty, but the States of Washington and Colorado are not. Countries with federated systems of government like the U.S. and Germany can only make international commitments regarding their national-level policies. Constitutionally, U.S. states are simply not required to make marijuana illegal as it is in federal law. Hence, the U.S. made no such commitment on behalf of the 50 states in signing the UN drug control treaties."Funny how liberals' principles flex for the right cause.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
I could make a few suggestions...
That's not my headline--that's from Bloomberg. Here's their story:
As the U.S. heads toward a potential government shutdown or default, the public is more alienated from Washington than at any time since the aftermath of the 2011 downgrade of the nation’s credit rating. ... Americans also are pessimistic about the course of the country, with 68 percent saying it’s headed in the wrong direction, the most in two years, according to the poll of 1,000 adults conducted Sept. 20-23. “People are so divided and unwilling to compromise,” said poll respondent David Carpenter, a 40-year-old general contractor and political independent in Atlanta. “There’s no unity from the administration. He sticks to his ideals and points fingers. I don’t think that’s the right way to lead.” Americans’ negative feelings about Washington contrast with more optimistic views about their own prospects. Thirty-five percent of respondents expect their financial security to improve during the next year, up from 25 percent in December 2012.In other words, more and more people are realizing that not only do they not need the central government to run their lives, but that DC is just a millstone around their necks.
"If we refuse assent to reality: if we rebel against the nature of things and choose to think that what we at the moment want is the centre of the universe to which everything else ought to accommodate itself, the first effect on us will be that the whole universe will seem to be filled with an inexplicable hostility. We shall begin to feel that everything has a down on us, and that, being so badly treated, we have a just grievance against things in general. That is the knowledge of good and evil and the fall into illusion. If we cherish and fondle that grievance, and would rather wallow in it and vent our irritation in spite and malice than humbly admit we are in the wrong and try to amend our behaviour so as to get back to reality, that is, while it lasts, the deliberate choice, and a foretaste of the experience of Hell." Dorothy L. Sayers, Introductory Papers on Dante That's the most concise summary of the difference between conservatives and liberals I've ever seen. via Bondwine Books.
The Obama regime wants to back the Syrian rebels, despite their links to Al-Qaeda. The rift over funding ObamaCare threatens to shut down the government. Despite persistent unemployment, especially among the unskilled, Congress is poised to legalize tens of millions of unskilled immigrants. It all makes you want to shout, "Hey! Who's in charge here?" No wonder political scientist Steven Teles dismisses the federal government's policies as "incoherent." He's right. And he's given us an appropriate name for the malady behind that incoherence:
While we can name the major questions that divide our politics — liberalism or conservatism, big government or small — we have no name for the dispute between complexity and simplicity in government, which cuts across those more familiar ideological divisions. For lack of a better alternative, the problem of complexity might best be termed the challenge of "kludgeocracy." A "kludge" is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "an ill-assorted collection of parts assembled to fulfill a particular purpose...a clumsy but temporarily effective solution to a particular fault or problem." The term comes out of the world of computer programming, where a kludge is an inelegant patch put in place to solve an unexpected problem and designed to be backward-compatible with the rest of an existing system. When you add up enough kludges, you get a very complicated program that has no clear organizing principle, is exceedingly difficult to understand, and is subject to crashes.The political incoherence Teles describes is very real, as noted in the opening. Teles makes some strong points: The US does indeed lack a "clear organizing principle." Where do such principles come from? We saw them do their thing when the Soviet Union dissolved under its own unsustainable weight. Without the central government to tell people how to run their lives, what guide was left? A before-and-after map of Europe tells the story. When the ideology-based Soviet empire broke up, its former peoples self-organized around their historical cultures. Self-organization is what people do when they're allowed to do so, much to the chagrin of the ideologues who insist they know what's best for others. That's exactly why DC is so enthusiastic about tearing down the borders and letting the huddled masses pour in--not only do big corporations benefit from an influx of cheap labor, the federal government gets millions more clients and voters. Win/win. Better yet, from our handlers' point of view, the introduction of disparate cultures--the "ill-assorted collection of parts" mentioned in the above article--will weaken the country's core culture. By throwing monkey wrenches into traditional social networks, there's more demand for a powerful central government to impose order. Teles' piece is long, and frankly not worth the effort of absorbing the whole thing. I'll save you a whole lot of time by noting that Teles' "solution" to DC's rising tide of chaos is what you'd expect from a member of academia--to fine-tune the nation's ruling institutions until they're humming along again. However, regular readers of this blog know we're WAY beyond that.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Another California county votes to secede from the Left Coast:
Today the Modoc County Board of Supervisors voted to join neighboring Siskiyou County in its bid to secede from the State of California, the Record Searchlight has confirmed. Board Chairman Geri Byrne said a measure to join the push to form a State of Jefferson was approved by a vote of 4-0, with one supervisor absent. "I put the measure on the agenda because I heard from a number of people in my district that wanted to do such," Byrne said. "We’re not saying we’re seceding today, we’re saying let’s look into it."The totalitarian government supremacists, both left and right, don't like the idea of America's founding principle being dusted off and actually being put into practice--the Declaration of Independence is hermetically sealed for a reason. (Which is why they want the Confederate Battleflag displayed ONLY in museums.) Problem is, folks, you've had your turn. This genie ain't gettin' back into the bottle.
Only an "official" reporter should be protected. So if you're not part of the corporate lapdog media, better keep your mouth shut. After all, says Feinstein, we don't want to protect "hate speech." Yes, she really said that. Watch for yourself.
Uh-oh--once again, Pat Buchanan injects reality into the political conversation. His appeal to "facts" and "logic" will certainly be condemned as "extremist" and "anti-Semitic." And if you click on the link, you, too, could be exposed to dangerous, anti-establishment ideas. Be careful.
Are Americans FINALLY waking up to the real threat to their liberty? It's not goat herders in Afghanistan, but the biggest population control machinery in the history of the world they should worry about:
Six in 10 Americans (60%) believe the federal government has too much power, one percentage point above the previous high recorded in September 2010. At least half of Americans since 2005 have said the government has too much power. Thirty-two percent now say the government has the right amount of power. Few say it has too little power.A government that's been exposed for illegally spying on its people, and claims the power to indefinitely detain or even execute citizens WITHOUT A TRIAL just MAY have too much power. Just maybe.
I have to snicker at this:
Bank of America has been ordered to pay $2.2 million to more than 1,000 black job applicants turned down for positions in Charlotte after a federal judge ruled that the bank racially discriminated against them, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday. The Charlotte bank had been accused of rejecting qualified black candidates for teller jobs and entry-level clerical and administrative positions in 1993 and again between 2002 and 2005. An administrative law judge ruled Bank of America used “unfair and inconsistent selection criteria” in choosing white applicants over black job-seekers.The irony is that Bank of America is one of the most oh-so-politically correct megacorporations in the world. The bank gives fat contributions to all the right causes (and by "right," I mean left). The homosexual agenda, La Raza, NAACP, you name it, they back it. They banned the display of Christmas trees at their branch offices, prohibited employees from wishing customers a "Merry Christmas," and their former CEO, Hugh McColl, led the drive to take down the Battleflag memorial to South Carolina's WBTS dead in Columbia. Now I know $2.2 million is chump change to BofA--maybe a few senior vice presidents will lose the bonuses they were going to get for firing staff. But it's still an amusing story.
Monday, September 23, 2013
"I haven't had a cigarette in probably six years. That's because I'm scared of my wife." Obama speaking on a hot mic at the United Nations, 9-23-13.
A British official told Andrew Malone of the London Daily Mail that a British woman known as the “White Widow” was suspected to be among the terrorists involved in the Kenya attack. Samantha Lewthwaite, 29, converted to Islam and married a Muslim man, Jermaine Lindsay, she met through an online chat room when she was 17. Lindsay killed himself in a suicide bombing that was one of the so-called “7/7″ attacks on July 7, 2005, that killed 52 people in bombings on subways and buses in London.Self-hating whites are as misguided and evil as the adherents of any other suicide cult. It's a pity they have to take others down with them.
If I were to make up a story for the purpose of exposing the madness of multiculturalism, I couldn't do any better than this:
Al-Shabaab has released the names of the attackers in the weekend mall siege in Nairobi, Kenya, and they include at least six Americans, two from Minnesota, one from Kansas City, as well as one each from Maine, Illinois, and Arizona. The attackers sparked a two-day hostage crisis at the upscale Westgate Mall which has killed at least 68 and has fueled concerns about al-Shabaab’s revitalization in the region, despite many, many times when they were predicted to be on the verge of defeat. The attack is believed to be retaliation against Kenya for its military operations in southern Somalia. Though the group’s rank-and-file are overwhelmingly Somalis, the attackers were predominantly ethnic Somalis from overseas, and mainly Western countries including not only the Americans, but Canadians, English, Swedish and Finnish citizens.The next time some airhead tells you people come to America to become an American, remind them of this story, which hasn't even reached its tragic conclusion yet. Speaking of tragedy, Representative Peter King of New York chimed in to call for more illegal citizen surveillance. He thinks the government should "keep an eye" on Somalis in the United States. King is the epitome of the Yankee autocrat. He sneers at Southerners, wants to take guns from all Americans, and defends the government's power to imprison and even execute Americans without a trial. Once again, we see the central government addressing a problem by increasing its power, rather than fixing the problem. It's just UNTHINKABLE that we'd end Muslim immigration. If immigrants support terror, then the ONLY THING WE CAN DO is to ratchet up citizen surveillance. Right.
The liberal hypocrisy this Townhall article reveals is nothing new to us. The double standard imposed on Southerners is no mystery, either--we're a living culture, and the left despises obstacles to its dehumanizing agenda. Thanks to Gail for the link!
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Grim news from Kenya:
At least 68 people have been killed and 200 others wounded by Al-Qaeda-linked militants in a Nairobi shopping mall, as the hostage crisis there has entered its second day. Foreigners are among the casualties. The Red Cross in Kenya said on Sunday that the death toll in the Westgate mall siege has risen to 68. 10 to 15 gunmen are still inside the shopping center, a Kenyan minister has reported. 30 hostages are still inside the building, according to the country’s officials and Western diplomatic sources cited by CNN.Too bad this wasn't foreseen. Or was it?
[T]he relations between Muslims and peoples of other civilizations -- Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Hindu, Chinese, Buddhist, Jewish -- have been generally antagonistic; most of these relations have been violent at some point in the past; many have been violent in the 1990s. Wherever one looks along the perimeter of Islam, Muslims have problems living peaceably with their neighbors. Muslims make up about one-fifth of the world's population but in the 19990s they have been far more involved in intergroup violence than the people of any other civilization. Samuel Huntington, The Clash of Civilizations, p. 256.So the question of the day is: Is Samuel Huntington a bad, bad person for noticing recurring behavior patterns?
“Our highest priority going forward is to fix our broken political system. Short of that, there is no viable long-term solution to our badly warped economy. In America we are being pulled apart politically in ways unrivaled since the aftermath of the 1929 crash." Alan Greenspan
A rookie policeman shoots and kills a man who'd reportedly tried to break into a house and charged toward the officer. Did the young man overreact? Undoubtedly--but another, more experienced officer also felt threatened and tried unsuccessfully to take the suspect down with a Taser. So it wasn't just the rookie who felt threatened. But all the NAACP sees is a white officer shooting a black man. Apparently, they can read minds and determine that "racism" MUST be the real reason. So it's time to escalate the situation:
The local chapter of the NAACP is weighing in on the deadly shooting of a former college football star. The group hosted a rally for Jonathan Ferrell Saturday in Marshall Park. Officer Randall Kerrick is now charged with voluntary manslaughter after fatally shooting Ferrell 10 times last week. A number of groups came together at the rally to ask for Kerrick’s charge be changed to one bearing a stiffer penalty. NAACP President Kojo Nantambu said if the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department trained Ofc. Kerrick to shoot to kill, then the department is training officers in the wrong way.The Charlotte police have already had the officer arrested for wrongful manslaughter--an extremely rare action for an ongoing investigation. But that's not enough--the NAACP wants the man's head.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
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Those who imagine DC's obscenely overgrown military keeps us safe need to read this:
A secret document, published in declassified form for the first time by the Guardian today, reveals that the US Air Force came dramatically close to detonating an atom bomb over North Carolina that would have been 260 times more powerful than the device that devastated Hiroshima. The document, obtained by the investigative journalist Eric Schlosser under the Freedom of Information Act, gives the first conclusive evidence that the US was narrowly spared a disaster of monumental proportions when two Mark 39 hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped over Goldsboro, North Carolina on 23 January 1961. The bombs fell to earth after a B-52 bomber broke up in mid-air, and one of the devices behaved precisely as a nuclear weapon was designed to behave in warfare: its parachute opened, its trigger mechanisms engaged, and only one low-voltage switch prevented untold carnage.And to those who object that this was just a little boo-boo rather than the result of ill intentions need to learn about Operation Northwoods, the Pentagon's plan to commit acts of domestic terror to nudge us into supporting an invasion of Cuba. Such stories are not anomalies, but the inevitable consequences of living under a militaristic empire. That's what DC is. Thanks to Harold for the link!
Friday, September 20, 2013
In a recent open letter to the American people, Russian president Vladimir Putin assured us he likes and respects us, but asked us to realize we're embarrassing ourselves and doing a lot of harm with our delusion of "American Exceptionalism." Both the mainstream American left and right rushed to prop up our most beloved myth against this iconoclastic Cossack. What's interesting is that both wings of accepted American thought agree on what "exceptionalism" means--and more significantly, that both, though supposedly rivals, are actually in lockstep on all other major issues as a result. For example, liberal columnist Dana Milbank shot back at President Putin with this bristling retort:
When we say we are exceptional, what we really are saying is we are different. With few exceptions, we are all strangers to our land; our families came from all corners of the world and brought all of its colors, religions and languages. We believe this mixing, together with our free society, has produced generations of creative energy and ingenuity, from the Declaration of Independence to Facebook, from Thomas Jefferson to Miley Cyrus. There is no other country quite like that. Americans aren’t better than others, but our American experience is unique — exceptional — and it has created the world’s most powerful economy and military, which, more often than not, has been used for good in the world.Miley Cyrus? Really? My pride floweth over. And former South Carolina senator Jim DeMint, now president of The Heritage Foundation, also defended "exceptionalism" by invoking the image of America as the Multi-Culti Empire that roams the globe doing good:
We are, in other words, not a nation based on ethnicity, but on beliefs, and not coincidentally, that is why we attract people of all ethnicities and they become proud Americans.... When we have used our power, however, we have done it for good."Both echoed what Madeleine Albright said as secretary of state:
It is the threat of the use of force [against Iraq] and our line-up there that is going to put force behind the diplomacy. But if we have to use force, it is because we are America; we are the indispensable nation. We stand tall and we see further than other countries into the future, and we see the danger here to all of us.That self-image still inspires the Obama regime's global aggression:
In their more honest moments, White House officials concede they got here the messiest way possible — with a mix of luck in the case of Syria, years of sanctions on Iran and then some unpredicted chess moves executed by three players Mr. Obama deeply distrusts: President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, and Iran’s erratic mullahs. But, the officials say, these are the long-delayed fruits of the administration’s selective use of coercion in a part of the world where that is understood. “The common thread is that you don’t achieve diplomatic progress in the Middle East without significant pressure,” Benjamin J. Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser, said Thursday. “In Syria, it was the serious threat of a military strike; in Iran it was a sanctions regime built up over five years.”If your identity is that of a polyglot hegemon endowed with greater wisdom than the rest of the world, how can you NOT support open borders? Or the invasion of Iraq? Or Iran? Or Syria? First of all, the US was NOT founded as a unique blend of whatever ethnic group decided to elbow its way in; it was founded as an outpost of Western civilization. More important, the notion that the American people have always been committed to a never-ending global war to impose democracy and equality is a pure lie, and a fairly recent one at that. Previous "Wars of Liberation," including Lincoln's invasion of the South, the Spanish-American War, Vietnam, and Iraq, later turned out to be based on massive propaganda and misinformation. The core idea expressed in "American Exceptionalism" is that the role of America's elite is to serve as the global mind bringing reason and order to a chaotic, degenerate world. That is Gnosticism, an anti-Christian concept that explicitly glorifies abstract knowledge while scorning the physical. I argued here that Northern thought degenerated from its Puritan roots into militant Gnosticism, while Southerners upheld and lived by a balance between the spiritual and the physical. Author John C. Wright said this of the Gnostic foundations of today's statists and their leftist enablers:
In sum, they are idolaters who substitute the worship of Caesar for the worship of Christ; they are Gnostics in the posture of eternal rebellion both against God in Heaven and civil society on Earth. They are chameleons who adopt any ideals or values or party lines needed for so long as needed to destroy them, including Pragmatism, including Worldliness. They are Politically Correct and factually incorrect. They seek to destroy civilized institutions here on Earth and drag Utopia down from heaven to replace them, indifferent, or even glorying, in the bloodshed required. To avoid confusion, let us call them Ideologues. They are utterly unworldly, rejecting the pragmatism of the Worldly Man as cold and loveless and unspiritual. The Ideologues are as nearly a pure evil as mankind has ever produced or can imagine, but please note that their motives are the highest and noblest imaginable: they seek things of the spirit, peace on earth, food for the poor, dignity given to all men, and all such things which are the only things, the holy things, that can electrify dull mankind and stir him to take up the banner and trumpet and shining lance of high and holy crusade.Ever wonder why leftists see "education" as the cure to all ills? Or why they fancy themselves superior to those they see as living in the darkness of tradition and irrationality? Their contempt for the physical explains their hatred of heritage and tradition--and of life itself. But as John C. Wright pointed out, there's a terrible price to pay for the spreading of their concept of the good. When Madeleine Albright proclaimed the death of a half-million Iraqi children as "worth it," she was expressing what all Gnostics believe. By their fruits ye shall know them.
Is it possible our beloved national leaders have--LIED TO US? Well, maybe:
The decade-long American wars in Afghanistan and Iraq would end up costing as much as $6 trillion, the equivalent of $75,000 for every American household, calculates the prestigious Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Remember, when President George Bush’s National Economic Council Director, Lawrence Lindsey, had told the country’s largest newspaper “The Wall Street Journal” that the war would cost between $100 billion and $200 billion, he had found himself under intense fire from his colleagues in the administration who claimed that this was a gross overestimation. Consequently, Lawrence Lindsey was forced to resign.It is also imperative to recall that the Bush administration had claimed at the very outset that the Iraq war would finance itself out of Iraqi oil revenues, but Washington DC had instead ended up borrowing some $2 trillion to finance the two wars, the bulk of it from foreign lenders.Obviously, there's only one thing to do, and that is to exercise the power of the people. Yes--we'll hold elections, and send NEW crooks and liars to DC to swindle and mislead us. That'll show 'em!
One of life's great injustices is how leftists can get away with "insensitive" speech that would put conservatives out of a job. The good news is that we can at least enjoy it along with them. Here, Jon Stewart wades into Lindsey Graham. I'm still laughing!
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Folks are scratching their heads over the news that Aaron Alexis, the Navy Yard gunman, received a federal clearance just two months ago despite his long history of criminal behavior and "mental issues." I'd say it's because the private contractor who hired Alexis may have feared being sued by the NAACP, which has demanded that blacks be forgiven for their blemished past. Adverse impact, you see. Can't have that.
Those who believe open borders mean prosperity for all should read this:
A projected $650 million in welfare benefits will be distributed to illegal alien parents in 2013, county officials said Monday. Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced the latest figures from the Department of Public Social Services, which showed more than $376 million in CalWORKs benefits and food stamps combined have been distributed through July to illegal alien parents for their native-born children.And that doesn't even include the cost of educating the children of illegal immigrants. Add to that the increased burdens of law enforcement personnel who must deal with Latino gangs, and we end up with a recipe for disaster.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Looks like another leftist myth has been upended by the facts:
Was Matthew Shepard a martyr for gay rights? No, he wasn’t, according to a new book by gay investigative journalist Stephen Jimenez, sympathetically reviewed in the gay magazine The Advocate. The book contends that the Shepard killing was about crystal meth, and that Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson, the murderers, were themselves closeted gay men having sex on the down low.Shepard was a well-to-do student who voluntarily accompanied two meth addicts he met in a bar. Ignoring the evidence that Shepard's death was a drug (or "rough trade") deal gone wrong, the media made Shepard a martyr of the left. President Obama signed the "Matthew Shepard Act," an amendment to the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (??!!), which made it a federal hate crime if the perp was motivated by the "perceived gender" of the victim. (No, I'm not making that up.) Of course, "hate crime" laws not only boost DC's power, but legitimize homosexuality. But do you think that law will be repealed even though the incident that sparked it has been proven to be a fabrication? Ha!
In response to the shootings at the DC Naval Yard, the White House released a statement which ended with this: "We urge citizens to listen to the authorities and follow directions from the first responders on site." Obey your superiors. Especially during a crisis.
Dr. Hill was a guest on the Political Cesspool radio show over the weekend. Below is a link to the page. Click here for the audio and fast forward to minute 12 if you don't want to listen to some good satire at the beginning of the program.
“It’s important to remember the history of our country. It’s great to see this large gathering of the Mexican people today.” Martha Guzman Normally, I sympathize with all patriots around the world. But the person who made the above statement did so at a Mexican Independence celebration in Charlotte, and in Spanish. What does that say about the loyalties of these people? Are they immigrants who want to become Americans, or are they colonizers?
Amazing how one person can spark a movement. But that's exactly what happened in Western Maryland:
A group of Maryland residents frustrated with its state’s liberal government is joining a recent movement across the country of regions trying to secede. Western Maryland is made up of five counties whose residents largely vote Republican and feel under-represented at the state capitol, run by Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley and a Democrat-controlled legislature. The movement began in July as a social-media effort, with activist Scott Strzelczyk starting a Facebook page titled the Western Maryland Initiative. The movement, however, has since garnered significant media attention, with Strzelczyk talking to everybody from National Public Radio to The Washington Post.Movements like this will prime the pump of REAL secession. People can put up with only so much endless war, debt, and illegal surveillance. Thanks to Jeff for the heads up!
Sunday, September 15, 2013
For example, look at these stories: Obama:United States prepared to act militarily against Iran Securing Syria's Weapons May Require US Troops It's astounding how the left foams at the mouth over Paula Dean's "insensitivity" toward minorities, or swoons over the death of Trayvon Martin, yet ignores the hundreds of thousands of brown people DC continues to kill. What hypocrites.
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, September 15, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
This is a continuation of our ongoing story entitled Blood is Thicker Than Water, Chapter ... oh, I forget:
A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent was arrested Friday for conspiring to smuggle illegal aliens into the country. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers arrested David Alexander Díaz-Torres in Orlando, Fla., according to the Justice Department. Díaz-Torres and five others were charged in a 13-count indictment for bringing, transporting, harboring, and shielding illegal aliens within the United States.His co-defendants are Rafael Severino, Eduard Bueno-Beltrán, Luis Raul Sierra-Conde, Juan Severino-Basora and Esther Mary Sánchez-Cruz.
"I've lived in Washington now for 44 years, and that's a lot of folly to witness up close. Whatever confidence and optimism I felt towards the central government when I got here on January 1, 1970 has pretty much dissipated at the hands of the government." George Will
Once again, innocent people suffer from yet another example of San Francisco's culture of chair violence. It can only end when enough people uh, stand up and demand change.
We're all isolationists now. Choke on it, Neocons. Here are the numbers:
Three-quarters of Americans support efforts to resolve the crisis in Syria through an international agreement to control chemical weapons, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll that shows steady opposition to U.S. military action. The poll of 776 Americans, conducted over three days this week, indicates that just 25 percent of Americans oppose diplomacy to deal with the crisis that was ignited by the Aug. 21 chemical attack in a Damascus suburb that U.S. officials say killed more than 1,400 adults and children. The survey reflects the anti-war sentiment that has shadowed President Barack Obama's request for congressional authorization for a military strike against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government in light of the chemical attack.Much of the credit (or blame, depending on your pov) for this falls on George W. Bush. W the Conqueror roused the heartland to support his wars of choice with their sons, tax dollars, and loyalty. In return, they got a busted economy, a crippled military, and the greatest debacle in US diplomatic history. Put these events in context with other developments we've been following, such as the growing interest in secession and a general mistrust of government--especially the national government--and you have the ingredients for REAL change. We're due.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Well, this isn't a big deal. Lawyers are aliens anyway.
I know what you're thinking: How many times can you run this headline? I don't know. It depends on how many times DC can manage to slip to a new low. This is just the latest:
Less than half of Americans trust the government to handle problems, a all-time low, according to a new poll. Just 49 percent of Americans said they had a great deal or fair amount of confidence in the federal government to handle international problems, according to a Gallup poll released Friday. The previous low was 51 percent in 2007. The public’s trust is even lower when it comes to domestic issues. Just 42 percent of Americans answered with a great deal or fair amount of confidence in the government to handle issues at home, one point below the previous low from 2011.A coach from a pro sports team with polls like this would've been sacked years ago. But all we do is elect new crooks and incompetents to "represent" us in Dysfunction City.
I get emails from folks who want to share an amazing insight they've just had: Civil Rights isn't working. They'll link to an article like this: African Americans are more pessimistic about racial progress, poll finds. Also, I'm reminded frequently that racial violence is escalating. Here's a list of recent black-on-white crimes: Bus rider’s face smashed in during ‘hate attack’ Navy Veteran Attacked by Three African American Assailants Woman Assaulted by Black Teens in Pittburgh Black Man Proclaims, “I Hate White People,” Assaults Three 71 Year-Old Attacked in Connecticut Park for “being in this park where black children play” Black man Arrested in Murder of 99 Year-Old White Woman Stories like the ones above sow White distrust against Blacks. And Blacks have their own grievances against Whites, thanks to a stable of professional rabble-rousers. Racial violence is embarrassingly one-sided these days, so the sowers of Black fear and resentment have to resort to nursing ancient wounds. One of their favorite scabs to pick is the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing from 50 years ago. Here, the Charlotte Observer's Fannie Flono dredges up that sad tale once again:
Sarah Collins Rudolph still vividly remembers standing in the basement bathroom of the 16th Street Baptist Church 50 years ago, preening and prepping for the service with her sister and three other girls. The girls – Sarah, 12, her sister Addie Mae Collins, 14, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley, also 14, and 11-year-old Denise McNair.– had just left Mrs. Ella C. Demand’s Sunday school class. The lesson for the day was “The Love That Forgives.”Yes, it MUST remain vivid. It must remain painful. That's the point. The mutual distrust between blacks and whites is exactly what our handlers in DC want. Divide and conquer is a strategy that dates back to the Roman Empire. It's been used repeatedly throughout history. Look at Syria and Iraq. Both of these ethnic and religious battlefields are artificial nations cobbled together by the victorious Allies after WWI. The goal was to keep the inhabitants of the oil-rich Middle East at each other's throats and easily manipulated. So Britain and France set up the minority group in each new country as the favored people. In Iraq, the Sunnis were propped up to control the majority Shiites, while in Syria, it was the Shiites over the Sunnis. Enmity between the two groups was guaranteed as each vied for political power. Sound familiar? The problems between the races is not because the Civil Rights Revolution has failed. They exist because it's succeeding.
"We know that Obama is an executive-power extremist in his actions. He believes the president has the power to intervene militarily without Congress in places that do not threaten America; that he can order American citizens killed in secret without due process; that he can secretly collect data on the phone calls of all Americans; that he can invoke the state-secrets privilege to avoid adjudicating constitutional challenges to his policies on their merits; that he can indefinitely detain prisoners without evidence, charges or due process, that he can sit in judgment of anyone on earth, then send a drone anywhere to strike them." Conor Friedersdorf Careful there, Conor--anyone who refers to Obama as a dictator will be condemned as a "racist."
Thursday, September 12, 2013
I'm just curious--is there ANYTHING the US government would deny Israel? Our money, our troops, and now, thanks to Edward Snowden, we know DC will even fork over our private data:
The National Security Agency routinely shares raw intelligence data with Israel without first sifting it to remove information about US citizens, a top-secret document provided to the Guardian by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals. Details of the intelligence-sharing agreement are laid out in a memorandum of understanding between the NSA and its Israeli counterpart that shows the US government handed over intercepted communications likely to contain phone calls and emails of American citizens. The agreement places no legally binding limits on the use of the data by the Israelis.Of course, anyone who objects to sharing intelligence data with Israel is an anti-Semite.
Posted by Old Rebel at Thursday, September 12, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Marx wrote that workingmen have no country. He was wrong--workers are not only religious, but patriotic. It's big business that has abandoned the countries that nourished them, and now want to squeeze even more profits from them by replacing their employees with more easily exploited Third-World workers:
On Tuesday, the chief human resources officers of more than 100 large corporations sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi urging quick passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill. In addition, at the same time the corporate officers seek higher numbers of immigrants, both low-skill and high-skill, many of their companies are laying off thousands of workers.This is wrong.
Call it imperial symbiosis. The coalition of big business and the left wants open borders. The rich can never get enough cheap, exploitable labor, and the left despises traditional America. So both support unlimited Third-World immigration. Big business has cozied up to the central government, too, knowing well that fat subsidies and a market for war materiel flow from an aggressive centralized government. War is the glue that keeps both coalitions together. This story about Syrian immigrants in Charlotte, NC, illustrates that point perfectly:
Syrian Americans living in Charlotte watched President Obama's speech Tuesday night and many were hoping they would hear him take stronger action against the Syrian regime. Mo Idibby and his family watched the speech from their home in northeast Charlotte and afterwards said they still felt that a targeted military strike was called for against Syria’s President Assad, who has already used chemical weapons against his own people. “What’s the message we are sending to the world? It’s OK to kill thousands of people with other types of weapons?” Idibby asked.I can recall when the word "American" conjured up images of colonial settlers, frontiersmen, and cowboys. But these days, the immigrant--the more exotic, the better--is supposed to represent the "real American." And no matter what part of the world DC wants to pummel, it's easy to find immigrants from the area who have a score to settle with the government of the old home country. Even better, once the missiles have flown, and the targeted country's been turned into another hellhole, it's our moral obligation to accept even more immigrants from that country. Everybody wins! Well, everybody who counts.
You don't want to miss this report from VDare on the SPLC's Spy Vs. Spy attempt to sabotage a League-sponsored immigration protest in Uvalda, Georgia. But do you think this will diminish the SPLC's lofty status among the media or Treason Lobby? I doubt it.
Monday, September 9, 2013
People who are concerned about DC's nullification of the 4th Amendment are "seriously stupid." That judgment cannot be debated, for the Lizard King hath spoken:
Once again, the ability to do something is being conflated with the act of doing it. The material viewed by SPIEGEL suggests that the spying on smart phones has not been a mass phenomenon. It has been targeted, in some cases in an individually tailored manner and without the knowledge of the smart phone companies. In other words, as with every other NSA story, they’re burying the exculpatory information as deep in the article as they can, far from the overheated, misleading headline. The NSA is only spying on cell phones used by terrorists, but the Axis of Greenwald sure wants you to believe otherwise. Do I need to point out that this in no way qualifies as any kind of “whistleblowing?” The only purpose for revealing this information is to harm the United States.Read that last line again. Yes, revealing crimes committed by the federal government only harms the United States.
If anyone's civil rights are denied, then we're all impoverished. So the news that homosexual felons in California now have the right to marry is truly enriching. No one contemplated anything like this during the early days of the Civil Rights Revolution. Lately, we've been informed that people who bypass our immigration laws are just as entitled to the rights of American citizenship as anyone else. Of course. Equality is a powerful corrosive of traditional values and liberty, the true source of social order. Equality's bite is overwhelming and its appetite is endless. It's been used to justify the most brutal totalitarian regimes, and it's clear that the regime in DC is quickly taking its place among the worst. In the name of bringing civil rights to the world, DC has already instituted renditions, torture, indefinite detention, and assassination. And it's just getting started.
Keep in mind that this is coming from the Neocon New York Sun, so it sees this development as a bad thing. Those who welcome the withering away of the Evil Empire can at least agree that the writer is correct in his facts, even though he disagrees about whether it's a good thing DC no longer has the imperial might it once enjoyed.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
The usual suspects, that's who:
AIPAC and its usual auxiliaries in the Israel Lobby are looking to turn the tide toward war, promising to “go all-out” next week in lobbying Congress to support the war, along with a “major mobilization” of US Jewish leaders. The Israel Lobby’s uncanny knack for getting its way in the US Congress is almost legendary, and if there’s one group that rivals them in influence, it’s defense industry PACs. They haven’t been publicly pro-war, but their beneficiaries have been, and with military contractors seeing their stock prices surge on talk of war, it’s not hard to imagine why.War supporters are claiming people oppose attacking Syria because a black president wants war. So it's just a matter of time before peace activists are also accused of being anti-Semitic.
"These are children of the civil rights era, remember, taught from childhood that good people must go out and confront evil. They believe that's what they should do, even when evil is minding its own business in some obscure foreign nation." John Derbyshire, on Obama and other supporters of attacking Syria. The Civil Rights Revolution and the Global Democratic Revolution are indeed one and the same.
Here's a fascinating graph showing the steady erosion of public trust in the federal government, as tabulated by the Pew Research Center. Notice how DC never quite recovered from the disaster known as Jimmy Carter. Notice also that trust rallied somewhat during the wars of Bush I and II. Hmmm -- this may tempt the Pentagon to dust off its plans for Operation Northwoods.
Here's yet another reason to call your congressman and demand "no bombs for Obama":
On the verge of a potentially huge defeat on the Syrian question in Congress, the president is in a box. He's looking for a way out but can't find one. He's losing support among lawmakers at home, and he didn't gain any at the G-20 summit abroad. ... It's a very bad situation in and of itself. But spillover effects into economic and fiscal affairs will make it worse.Face it, the Empire is self-destructing. The Neocons are slobbering at the thought of a US-led assault that spills over into Iran. To the extent that we can, we must deny them their little war. It will be a setback for the Empire, and an advance for liberty and peace.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Here's a perfect illustration of how contemptuous these people are of us and our laws: But then, what else can we expect of people who openly defied our immigration laws?
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, September 07, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
Charles Johnson, the leftist who once stood with blue collar conservatives in support of the Neocon Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, now claims the only reason Americans aren't backing a US attack on Syria is the race of the present commander-in-chief. Ain't it funny how these "anti-racists" see race everywhere?
From Michael Hill:
The League of the South is taking the lead in protesting our demographic displacement by staging demonstrations all across Dixie. Our first one in Uvalda and Vidalia, Georgia, on 24 August was a big success. Our next demonstrations are planned for Murfreesboro and Shelbyville, Tennessee, on 12 October. God willing, these demonstrations will be the first of many in 2013-14. But we cannot do this--and do it right--without proper funding. Therefore, today we begin a fundraising campaign To Keep the South For the Southern People. Our goal is to raise $10,000 by the end of the year that will be used exclusively to fund our demonstrations. You can donate by going to the link below and making your contribution through the Southern Victory Fund. Donations are not tax deductible. We thank you in advance for your generous support. Victory will go to the bold and active! Help us take the field and secure victory for a free and independent South!We realize the odds against us. DC is allied with foreign governments to flood our country with Third-World colonizers. Big business, including the Billionaire Boys Club, showers open borders lobbyists and ethnic pressure groups with money. But we also realize the stakes involved, and those are nothing less than the survival of our people and heritage. Please join us in this noble fight and contribute to the League of the South fund.
... and gaining momentum. Check out what the fine folks of Berkshire County, Massachusetts are doing to repudiate the Fed and revitalize the local economy. Over 400 businesses now use a local currency called the "BerkShare." As the reporter notes, local currencies are "secessionist and protectionist" -- in other words, supportive of the local rather than the national and global. Here's the ultimate goal:
PAUL SOLMAN: And Alice Maggio is working hard to add even more businesses, is eying a scheme to issue more BerkShares as so-called productive loans to local businesses by fronting them the currency to start up or expand. Ultimately, she also hopes to untie BerkShares from the U.S. dollar. ALICE MAGGIO: That is our goal, is to create a currency that holds its value, as opposed to a currency like the dollar that's inflating constantly. So, and at that point, people will want to use BerkShares. PAUL SOLMAN: And for folks in places like Berkshire Country, under the cloud of both de-industrialization and globalization for decades now, the hope is that here comes the sun once more.E. F. Schumacher would be proud. And Jefferson Davis would approve.
Just when we thought the SPLC couldn't sink any lower, they throw this at us:
The recent Southern nationalist demonstrations in Uvalda and Vidalia, Georgia garnered favourable public reactions, positive press and also over-the-top rhetorical attacks by Left-wing groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the Anti-Defamation League. The latter groups referred to participants in the demonstration as ‘neo-Nazis’, ‘radicals’ and most predictably ‘racists’ for supporting the local people of southern Georgia and opposing mass immigration and amnesty. They even went so far as to post a picture of one the event’s organisers under the heading of ’Terrorism & Extremism’."Terrorism & Extremism"? That's how they view a peaceful demonstration supporting existing State law? Really? Here's a little advice to Morris Dees and Richard Cohen: If you continue making outlandish accusations like that, you'll have so little credibility, folks will think you're part of the federal government.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
"After having rained napalm, white phosphorous, bunker-busters, drone missiles and the most violent machinery of conventional warfare ever assembled upon millions of innocent Vietnamese, Cambodians, Serbs, Somalis, Iraqis, Afghans, Pakistanis, Yemeni, Libyans and countless more, Washington now presupposes to be in the moral sanctions business?" David Stockman Thanks to Dutchy for the link!
Funny how supportive the lefties are of the Empire's latest war, isn't it? After all, it is Obama's military we're talking about, not Bush's. And notice there's been nary a peep over the government's racial profiling of Syrians.
Every great movement needs a vision to guide its members toward a shared goal. As the former nation known as America self-destructs, many within its borders are determined to resist by defending a way of life they believe is worth fighting for. Tales of New America offers one writer's vision for such a movement:
What could be done? Politics was hopeless. The people had no voice nor advocate no matter who they elected, and half were co-opted anyway and part of the scheme of government growth, employment, or benefit. The answer was as clear to me as it was to the Founding Fathers -- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it. It was also clear that moaning and complaining about the present situation was a waste of energy and trying to organize incremental reforms to re-establish a coherent and sane society was futile in the extreme. What is needed is revolution, but before it can begin, people need a vision of what a saving remnant might accomplish in carving out a territory within America and building a new nation and ethno-state. People would need to see what a New America might look like where they could thrive as they once had, and if determined, might return to conquest in driving out invaders and their collaborators from ancestral homelands Hence, the Tales of New America that offers that offers twenty-three snapshots from a period fifty years or so years into the future. ... Tales of New America is a panorama through time of possibilities for a thriving and prosperous future for civilization, the Northern European kind, that has done more good for more people and would continue to do so were it re-infused with great purpose and common identity.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The District of Corruption, normally the very model of bloat and dysfunction, is all efficiency when it comes to declaring war. It's also odd that these clowns can't find the money for needed infrastructure, but can always afford another war. Amazing!
California's hot today:
A far Northern California county where residents have complained they lack representation at the state capitol wants to separate from California. The Record Searchlight of Redding reports that the Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 on Tuesday in favor of a declaration for secession. According to the newspaper, residents of the majority Republican county lobbied the board in August to consider secession. In addition to a lack of representation in Sacramento, they cited concerns about water rights and a rural fire prevention fee approved by the legislature.Note to government supremacists and their cheerleaders: The genie's out of the bottle.
Terrified by continued abuses of our rights by an alien, seemingly unstoppable central government? Worried about a regime that's hell-bound to start another war in the Middle East? Cheer up! States' Rights to the rescue:
Today, the California State Senate voted to approve a bill that will help render toothless the federal “indefinite detention” powers under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The bill, by Assemblymember Tim Donnelly, was previously passed by the state assembly by a vote of 71-1. If passed into law, AB351 would make it state policy to reject “indefinite detention” powers from the federal government. It reads, in part: It is the policy of this state to refuse to provide material support for or to participate in any way with the implementation within this state of any federal law that purports to authorize indefinite detention of a person within California.I found this passage particularly significant:
Acting as floor manager for the bill in the Senate, San Francisco liberal Democrat Mark Leno, and his colleagues had a brief laugh he was the one presenting a bill introduced by ultra-conservative Assemblymember Tim Donnelly. Leno noted that this was the result of the serious nature of the matter at hand. He said, “It doesn’t matter where one finds oneself on the political spectrum, these two sections of this national defense act are wrong, unconstitutional and never should have been included.”Liberal and conservative have almost no meaning anymore. The real divide is between the people of the States and the parasites in DC; between supporters of liberty and peace on one side, and those determined to impose tyranny and perpetual war on the other. The line separating the two just got a little clearer.
"If the Congress were to reject a resolution like this, after the President of the United States has already committed to action, the consequences would be catastrophic in that credibility of this country with friends and adversaries alike would be shredded." Yosemite John McCain Right, John. If Congress doesn't rubber-stamp every war the Temporary Dictator decrees, it would be the worst thing that ever happened.
There's one less piece of trash in the world.
From the Southern Nationalist Network: Building on the success of our recent Uvalda/Vidalia demonstrations, positive news coverage, outrage of anti-Southern activists, and our growing organisation strength, SNN and the League of the South are pleased to announce our next major public event. It’s coming up soon so we urge supporters to begin to prepare now to make this another successful event as we build on our momentum! You'll want to read the rest. Great background on the issues, major players, the stakes, and practical information on lodging, demonstration venue, food, etc.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
We got it:
The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department is looking for a man they say is responsible for a shooting on the city’s east side that left one person dead and another one injured on Sunday morning. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Douglas Ubaldo Valle Zuniga aka “Colocho”. According to the CMPD, officers were called to the 3800 block of Driftwood Drive to the El Gavilan Club around 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning to the report of a shooting involving two victims. Officers say one victim suffering from gunshot wounds was pronounced dead on scene by Medic. He was later identified as 26-year-old Jose Jesus Hernandez-Diaz. A second victim was transported to Carolinas Medical Center with serious injuries according to police.My only question is, How do we know when we've got enough?
Gail writes: Democratic Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton said Tuesday that at the current time, the only reason she would vote in favor of an attack on Syria was out of loyalty to Barack Obama. Appearing on radio's Bill Press Show, the non-voting delegate from the District of Columbia also said if the President actually gets the votes he needs, "it’ll be because of loyalty of Democrats. They just don’t want to see him shamed and humiliated on the national stage."
Perpetual war is the one thing that unites Democrats and Republicans. So it's no surprise that Eric Cantor, John Boehner, and Nancy Pelosi just announced their support for DC's latest military adventure:
The leaders of both parties in the House of Representatives emerged from a White House meeting to endorse U.S. military action against Syria, with House Speaker John Boehner saying only the United States has "the capability and capacity" to respond to the use of chemical weapons. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi added that Washington must respond to actions "outside the circle of civilized human behavior."What a revealing statement. Since DC has "the capability and capacity" to wage war, it must. As "Mad" Madeleine Albright once put it, "What's the point of having this superb military you're always talking about if we can't use it?" In other words, the weapons and personnel in the US armed forces are toys for those in power to play with. No matter that attacking Syria could spark a regional war, or blow back here at home in ways we cannot imagine. War is what DC does, no matter which party is in power.
Monday, September 2, 2013
What's that rancid smell? It's the stench of -- bipartisan betrayal:
President Obama has invited two of the Senate’s leading Republican voices on foreign military affairs to the White House as he tries to make his case to Congress for the use of military force in Syria. Sen. John McCain of Arizona said Sunday that he and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina have been invited to the White House on Monday. The two issued a joint statement Saturday saying that Syrian leader Bashar Assad’s purported use of chemical weapons requires a military response from the United States.Whether it's support for demographic revolution or war, Obama knows he can count on the Carolina Princess and Yosemite John.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Obama goads Congress into authorizing a punitive strike against Syria while claiming he doesn't need its approval. Meanwhile, the pro-war left claims the only reason anyone would oppose this war is because Obama is a "Black President." Ah, yes, War Fever! Makes you almost feel alive!
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, September 01, 2013