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Monday, August 27, 2012

Brandon Raub released!

 "A circuit court judge has dismissed the government’s case against Brandon Raub and ordered that the Marine veteran, detained over anti-government Facebook posts, be released from a state psychiatric hospital because authorities had no grounds to detain him, Catie Beck of CBS 6 News reports."

This is what I found disturbing (among many things):   every year in Virginia more than 20,000 people are committed under similar circumstances and "that means a lot of people are disappearing" under the pretext of mental illness.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Careful who you criticize - you just think you have freedom of speech!

OTR brought this up on an earlier post and I think it is worth its own thread!

There is now a facebook page to show support for Brandon:

Although I'm guessing "someone" will be taking names and watching the posts.  But you can bet I'll be there!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Walter E Williams

Liberals, Progressives and Socialists


In Europe, especially in Germany, hoisting a swastika-emblazoned Nazi flag is a crime. For decades after World War II, people have hunted down and sought punishment for Nazi murderers, who were responsible for the deaths of more than 20 million people.
Here's my question: Why are the horrors of Nazism so well-known and widely condemned but not those of socialism and communism? What goes untaught – and possibly is covered up – is that socialist and communist ideas have produced the greatest evil in mankind's history. You say, "Williams, what in the world are you talking about? Socialists, communists and their fellow travelers, such as the Wall Street occupiers supported by our president, care about the little guy in his struggle for a fair shake! They're trying to promote social justice." Let's look at some of the history of socialism and communism.
What's not appreciated is that Nazism is a form of socialism. In fact, the term Nazi stands for the National Socialist German Workers' Party. The unspeakable acts of Adolf Hitler's Nazis pale in comparison with the horrors committed by the communists in the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the People's Republic of China. Between 1917 and 1987, Vladimir Lenin, Josef Stalin and their successors murdered and were otherwise responsible for the deaths of 62 million of their own people. Between 1949 and 1987, China's communists, led by Mao Zedong and his successors, murdered and were otherwise responsible for the deaths of 76 million Chinese. The most authoritative tally of history's most murderous regimes is documented on University of Hawaii Professor Rudolph J. Rummel's website, and in his book Death by Government.
How much hunting down and punishment have there been for these communist murderers? To the contrary, it's acceptable both in Europe and in the U.S. to hoist and march under the former USSR's red flag emblazoned with a hammer and sickle. Mao Zedong has been long admired by academics and leftists across our country, as they often marched around singing the praises of Mao and waving his little red book, "Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-tung." President Barack Obama's communications director, Anita Dunn, in her June 2009 commencement address to St. Andrews Episcopal High School at Washington National Cathedral, said Mao was one of her heroes.
Whether it's the academic community, the media elite, stalwarts of the Democratic Party or organizations such as the NAACP, the National Council of La Raza, Green for All, the Sierra Club and the Children's Defense Fund, there is a great tolerance for the ideas of socialism – a system that has caused more deaths and human misery than all other systems combined.
Today's leftists, socialists and progressives would bristle at the suggestion that their agenda differs little from those of Nazi, Soviet and Maoist mass murderers. One does not have to be in favor of death camps or wars of conquest to be a tyrant. The only requirement is that one has to believe in the primacy of the state over individual rights.
The unspeakable horrors of Nazism didn't happen overnight. They were simply the end result of a long evolution of ideas leading to consolidation of power in central government in the quest for "social justice." It was decent but misguided earlier generations of Germans – who would have cringed at the thought of genocide – who created the Trojan horse for Hitler's ascendancy. Today's Americans are similarly accepting the massive consolidation of power in Washington in the name of social justice.
If you don't believe it, just ask yourself: Which way are we headed tiny steps at a time – toward greater liberty or toward more government control over our lives?
Perhaps we think that we are better human beings than the German people who created the conditions that brought Hitler to power. I say, don't count on it.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

We the people....and follow up!

Enjoy the video?  I had a few problems with it and while chewing over my words, our buddy butt neckid (who sent to me and several others) had a followup which touched on almost all my issues!  So with his permission, here goes (if you get offended with any of the language then go back to Media Matters):

First off I changed font for this message...and the color will appear soon...
our shipmate Cooper has sent me a lot of stuff today and I have shared it with you...the We the People clip was well put together and had a pretty good comes that other shoe, buttttttt...
we americans have only fought one war for our was way back when those ol' white slave ownin' guys started this country...
since then we have defended a bunch of others freedoms from sumbitchin' hang on...don't start callin' me names just yet...
my grandad went off to war to end all wars (WW I)' he won, kinda...
my dad went off, no wait he was there in Pearl, so they delivered it to' he an' a cuppla buddys won that one (WW II)...sorta...
then he went to Korea...I think that wound up a tie...maybe...
then me an' a bunch of dumbasses hauled our butts to southeast asia an' fought wit' uncle Ho's team for 10+ years...NO winners there...well the commies came out with the prize at a very high price...
and now we are in the crap hole of all crap holes...we got bitch slapped by some stinkin' moooslambs who stole some airplanes an' crashed into 3 buildings and a' we're on the losing team...
huh???...whaadaafaa did you say???...WE ARE LOSING!!!...don't believe me???...
okay dumbass...try to get on an air plane wit' a large drink an' your pocket can't!!!..WE ARE LOSING...
how does your wife, mom, daughter feel when the TSA gang grope ''d be locked up if you tried that!!!...WE ARE LOSING...
next come trains, buses, your car...did you enjoy your last prostate exam at the air port???...WE ARE LOSING...
now we have sent our young warriors off to a foreign cesspool in the fuggin' desert to get killed by so called allies...3 this very day...WE ARE LOSING...
so now let me ax ya...who's freedom are those youngsters (AL's grandson, usa, LIZ's son, usmc) fighting for???...yours???...mine???...I can't hear you...
the last time I had the bees buzzin' over my head the fightin' wasn't for mom, apple pie or the american was for the  survival of me an the dumbass next to me...he was thinkin' the same thing...whaadaa hell am I doin' here???...
them desert dwellin' stinkin' moooslamb may wanna kill ya but your scumsuckin'politicians are the ones that are strippin' your freedoms away...
whats the solution???...wellll...for starters, if they are in office today
 THEY ARE THE FUCKING PROBLEM!!! you sent them there...
so number two is when you head for the polls make sure you head is full of facts and not lil' fuzzy puss...eeer kittens...know the issues...forget party, if they tend to think like you do that's the one...
orrrrrrrrrr...leave the box/circle blank... if there is no good choice...
but please don't use our kids in uniform to say they are defending our freedom...
now I may have upset some of you, those that kno' me will kno' I don't give a fuzzy rat turd about your feelings, because if you voted for an incumbent you deserve to have that fuzzy rat turd shoved up your ass...with the rat attached!!!...okay gotta go the meds just kicked in...

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Operation Sleeping Giant - Oathkeepers

VERY important read - I hope you sign up for their newsletter as well.

I have to finish reading, then I'll be back with more thoughts.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Reporter gets a taste of Obama "oh no you can't"!

I love it when a reporter has a sudden moment of clarity especially when it comes to how the Obamans have manipulated them!!!

Dave Davies practically had his microphone snatched away from him outside of a Michelle Obama event, you can listen to some of it on his report.

Sounds to me like the people who kept stopping him from interviewing attendees were well rehearsed on what they were to say when stopping reporters. 

STONEWALL in action!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Who needs Congress? Once again, proving their irrelevance.

Obama is proving he does not acknowledge the concept of equal but separate branches of government.  Congress should just cave to his every wish or he'll whip out that executive action pen and show them who's boss!!

On the surface you'd think we should do all we can to protect our power grids and water treatment facilities.  So what is the problem?  After all, he's only asking for voluntary standards... under Homeland Security scrutiny!!! 

And there's the rub.  The Republicans in the House has already passed a bill "encouraging" businesses to share cyberthreat information.  That was probably a big mistake as it'll be rolled into the responsibility of our buddies at Homeland Security who are the sole judge of what constitutes a national security issue and whether a company falls under that umbrella.

Okay I'm extrapolating there, but do you really think a crisis would not give HS the opportunity to further regulate businesses?  All in the name of security?

Ol' Ben Franklin keeps yelling in my ear "those who would sacrifice freedom for security deserves neither".

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Our Rules, Their Rules

This says it all, anything else is hyperbole!

For your consideration!

What do you think about the possibility of a Petraus VP for Romney?  Me thinks Obama is wishful thinking cause this would probably chase away all the independents.

For the conspiracy theorists among you: Wayne Allen Root on Obama's college years.

I'm sorry, but are the Dems getting desperate, are they really dragging po Jimmy out of his hole?

Friday, August 3, 2012

Speech or Debate Clause - Harry Reid

I heard this for the first time, the "Speech or Debate Clause":

"Article I, Section 6, Clause 1, of the U.S. Constitution states in part,
for any Speech or Debate in either House, [senators and representatives] shall not be questioned in any other place.
The purpose of the clause is to prevent the arrest and prosecution of unpopular legislators based on their political views."

This only applies to when they are speaking from the floor which is the only time that Reid is so adamant that Romney has not paid taxes!  He doesn't say (while on the floor) that there is a rumor, he flat out say, Romney has not paid taxes!

So this clause protects their lies and innuendo's.


Gay Marriage and Free Speech

Is the recent Chick Fila bruhaha a serious issue or a distraction?  Putting aside how you personally feel about gay marriage, do you really think anyone in government should say they are not going to "allow" Chick Fila to open in their city?

What does that say about the power these officials think they have or we have given them?

We used to be a nation that respected and defended everyone's 1st amendment right to free speech EVEN IF what they said was in direct contradiction to our own beliefs.

But even now we can find examples of that attitude.  Maybe it is re-awakening in all of us?  In reading the comment sections of at least half a dozen sites where this is a big discussion, there have been many self-proclaimed gays who support the "eat in" and it's defense of free speech.  Bravo!

And here we actually have the ACLU once again stepping up to defend the KKK's free speech rights as they attempt to "Adopt A Highway" near Blairsville, GA.

But LW, you say, there are so many more important issues, this is jut a distraction!!  And you know what?  When I first started working on this article THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I MEANT TO WRITE!!!  But the more I read and thought about it, what could be more important than our First Amendment???

And then we have the question of the opposing view being allowed to express their same right.  But is there a limit?  Today's "kiss in" resulted in vandalism to a Chick Fila restaurant.

Chick-fil-A graffitiPicture from LA Times.

Should they be allowed to block customers from entering a restaurant?  And it's not just Chick Fila.  Should people be allowed to approach your advertisers and threaten them with a boycott if they don't drop their advertising?  This is what Media Matters does to Rush Limbaugh.

Doctors face the dilemma of coming under attack if they do not perform abortions when that is against their personal views.

Where is the line?  Should there be a line or is it a case of "careful what you wish for" cause some bureaucrat somewhere will abuse even that.

Oh wait!  One already has!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

TSPLOST In Georgia

MOST of Georgia finally got a clue and voted NO for TSPLOST.  Even Atlanta!  That was a major shock.

But my home county of Richmond voted overwhelmingly YES.  So this is for them:

Your thoughts please!

Think we could kick this site up a notch?  Maybe have some guest writers and co-admin?  What about advertising, yes or no?  What is it about a site that keeps you coming back every day.  Do you want general consensus or total antagonistic venom spewing?

I've considered it in the past but didn't think anyone would be that interested in my ramblings.  But with a little help from my friends (get that song outta your head) maybe it could happen!

Comments please and tell your friends.