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Why liberals don’t want us to have a gun

explodingheadThis post is about the comments that fall out of the mouths of people who don’t believe Americans have a God given right to protect themselves. I should warn you that if you have any common sense, you will probably want to first wrap your head with a good roll of duct tape to prevent it from exploding.

The video is presented by The Blaze.

You really have to wonder if these people actually listen to themselves. Either way, it is difficult not to be left with a low opinion regarding their collective IQ, which indicates these people couldn’t have arrived at their points of argument on their own. They’ve been fed.

If they were really involved with understanding the problem, and I don’t believe they are, they would eventually come across the data point that tells them that when threatened and without the ability to defend themselves and loved ones, they would be dead long before police arrived.

Police rarely prevent the murder. Only comic book heroes can do that. Law enforcement (key phrase, there) only show up after the fact. So, to their argument about 30k or so gun victims, the counter argument should then be “If only those poor souls had been armed and trained.” At least then there would be a fighting chance for a different outcome.

A few days ago, April 17,2014 to be exact, Bloomberg (Michael Bloomberg’s business) published what they call “Bloomberg Visual Data” titled “How Americans Die”, by Mathew C. Klein. It presents data in a graphical form showing, well, how Americans die. One page in particular caught my eye and I wondered about the left hand knowing what the right was doing. As many probably know, Michael Bloomberg is no fan of gun ownership and even committed $50 million in an effort to challenge the NRA with gun control legislation. Honestly, I couldn’t make this up if I tried. The chart is presented below.murderbygun

The data presented by this chart renders the woman’s argument (in the video) about 30,000 gun deaths each year as either a lie or, at best, deliberate disinformation. If neither of those premises are true, then she’s either making stuff up as she goes or, again, she’s being fed.

With this data, the question should now be about why these protestors and others of their ilk aren’t absolutely livid over the fact that drug induced deaths are above 40,000 per year and rising above deaths by automobile and suicide, the latter of which is also on the rise.

I know they can’t be livid about automobile deaths and diligently working to ban the automobile, because then they wouldn’t be able to drive to their next protest. However, we shouldn’t expect that from preventing liberal politicians to pass legislation that limits the number of passengers to only two. If you’re like me, now you’re recalling that Colorado, a very liberal state, recently legalized marijuana. This is where I reach for that duct tape.

Food for thought:
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Famous Presidential Lies

No lead in picture as the pile of hooey I wanted to use was just too over the top. Enjoy.

LBJ: We were attacked (in the Gulf of Tonkin)!

Nixon: I am not a crook!

Clinton: I did not have sex with that woman… Miss Lewinski!

Bush – 41: Read my lips – No new taxes!

Obama:

I will have the most transparent administration in history.

TARP is to fund shovel-ready jobs.

I am focused like a laser on creating jobs.

The IRS is not targeting anyone.

It was a spontaneous riot about a movie.

If I had a son.

I will put an end to the type of politics that “breeds division, conflict and cynicism”.

You didn’t build that!

I will restore trust in Government.

The Cambridge cops acted stupidly.

The public will have 5 days to look at every bill that land on my desk

It’s not my red line – it is the world’s red line.

Whistle blowers will be protected in my administration.

We got back every dime we used to rescue the banks and auto companies, with interest.

I am not spying on American citizens.

Obama-Care will be good for America

You can keep your family doctor.

Premiums will be lowered by $2500.

If you like it, you can keep your current healthcare plan

It’s just like shopping at Amazon

I knew nothing about “Fast and Furious” gunrunning to Mexican drug cartels

I knew nothing about IRS targeting conservative groups

I knew nothing about what happened in Benghazi

And the biggest one of all:

“I, Barrack Hussein Obama, pledge to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America

You got what you asked for

No fancy post, just an editorial. I haven’t really written a post since the election. Why? The people made a choice, like Nancy Pelosi, they re-elected him to find out what’s in him. Well, you found out, the President is a compulsive liar and extreme leftist ideologue. Obama and his henchmen remind me of the old joke adapted to read, "How can you tell if Obama’s lying?" Well you should know by now, "His lips are moving."

All the incompetence of the first four years, might have been lessons learned for a less ideological President, but we didn’t elect a President without dogma. No, Obama is devoted to his dogma. Just read his books. Is Obamacare affordable? Heck no.

The Unaffordable Healthcare Act

A friend of mine, nearing 60 in age and who’s wife has a history of heart trouble, lost his insurance policy because it didn’t cover birth control and maternity. He had been paying $8,000/year, which is quite expensive. He bought into the lie that Obamacare would lower his rate. He voted for Obama and supported his policies because he believed he would benefit. What a shock when he discovered his premiums were increasing to $15,600/year. Suddenly my liberal friend became a conservative.

Another friend, with a similar experience, continues to drink the Koolaid, blaming Republicans for Obamacare’s massive and epic failure. Republicans caused Obamacare’s failure? CNN blamed Republicans by citing that they never supported the program. Democrats told us we had to pass it to find out what’s in it. What vacuous and dangerously idiotic reasoning. Republicans were shut out of the design and are now criticized for not participating. Wow.

And we haven’t even got to the increased budget load this will eventually have on the federal government. Already the CBO has gone from phoney reports of money saved to what I believe are conservative esates of massively increased spending.

I could ramble on with facts and references to make my point, but I don’t care anymore.

In light of recent events, I’m disgusted with the entire system. Republicans are self-loathing wimps, undeserving of any respect. And that is exactly what they get, both from the press and their opponents across the aisle. Democrats are largely brain-washed drones, clamoring for more green Koolaid. While both parties continue to press for the same failed solutions. Democrats have been calling for higher taxes and "make the rich pay their fair-share" for about 100 years. Republicans follow with chants for lower taxes and empty calls to reduce spending, (which they clearly don’t intend, but they know it resonates well.)

And what of the Tea Party candidates? In my humble opinion, they’ve been a mixed bag of crackpots, political opportunists, and well-intentioned people who’ve either been co-opted or marginalized.

Yet, what I want is a third party with sound ideas.

A good friend of mine appealed to me, saying a third-party would be ineffective and that the best hope is to take back the Republican party. Every attempt to influence that party has been disastrous. Leftists under the false flag of Progressiveness, have a firm grip on both parties. Progressives have the country heading toward ruin, one party rushing toward the cliff while denying the cliff exists and the other wishing for a leisurely pace in the same direction.

We need a real move away from irresponsibility, hypocrisy, and finger-pointing. However, I’m confident this won’t happen. I believe most Americans who say Congress is the problem, would promptly re-elect the same Senators and Congressmen. I think they see everyone else as the problem, but not their guy. Simply put the system won’t change until it collapses under its own weight.

Or perhaps, the administration will allow an external source to do it for them.

Iran

We have an Administration that has exceeded all imaginable incompetence. The Obama administration now appears so desperate to make a deal with Iran they may settle for a hollow compromise that extracts nothing from Iran and allows it to continue to pursue nuclear weapons.

And this isn’t just my opinion, this is also the opinion of many foreign governments. Just read this, "Obama faces worry at home, abroad over Iran talks"

I think CNN and the LA Times are distributing a very poisonous beverage in promoting the lie that if the administration doesn’t reach a deal – no matter how bad – a devastating war will surely result. Read this, "Iran talks: Do we want a deal or a war?" A deal that allows a radical Islamic state to have real nuclear weapons will have a much greater possibility of a "devastating war" than a breakdown in talks.

Broken talks and a defiant Iran might actually result in a greater resolve among the more sane world powers. However, I’m not a policy wonk, just trying to apply common-sense where I see none.

In conclusion, as the old 80s commercial used to say, "You asked for it. You got it!" Or as my mother used to say, "you made your bed, now you gotta lay in it." And this is why I haven’t continued to complain. The people deserve the path they have chosen.

Happy Birthday Mr. President

102 years ago today, a President was born with a vision of freedom and prosperity for all.  He defeated communism rather than promoting it.  He encouraged people to strive for a better life, rather than holding people in a state of dependency.  He created jobs that created additional tax revenue, rather than those that feed on tax revenues.  He inspired hope for a brighter tomorrow, rather than hope for another government handout.

Grassfire posted this tribute.

Happy Birthday Ronald Reagan!

Slaves to the Government and Proud of It

I originally saw this on Drudge, but it has been popping up in other places.  It is amazing.

The original DNC video was trying to analogize government to club membership. But what is extremely disconcerting is that the rank-n-file Democrats at the convention accept – no embrace – the concept that the government “owns” them.  It is clear in this video montage.

I was especially horrified to see African-Americans embracing this idea. Blacks of all people should collectively reject the idea of being owned by another person or agency.

The majority of blacks in this country are church-goers and are good godly people. So when the Democratic leadership pulls God out of the platform we should expect to hear a loud outcry. But largely there was silence except from the right and pundants who warned of impending doom.

Fearing the pundants were correct is the only reason the leadership changed the platform. Surely another amateurish miscalculation from DWS, Pelosi, Reid, and Dear Leader.

I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when they decided to remove God and Jerusalem from the platform. You can almost hear the condescending voices argue that Blacks and Jews will vote for us regardless.  Afterall they must believe, “We own them.”

Apparently, there may be more truth to that than I could have ever imagined.

7 Myths about Taxes

Stephen Moore, Senior Economics Writer, for the Wall Street Journal, published an extremely interesting report on Tax Myths on the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research’s website.  I highly recommend reading it but it is a bit in-depth.

By no means do I wish to plagiarise his wonderful work but I would like to condense it.  I’m only going to list the ones I think are pervasive and make my own conclusions. Continue reading

Obama believes he can’t be wrong

By Herman Cain

President Obama says very strange things, especially for a guy who presumably wants very badly to be re-elected. As if it wasn’t enough that he last week went off on small business owners for having pride in their accomplishments, this week he actually told a rally audience in reference to the economy – with a straight face – “We tried our plan, and it worked.”

It almost seems gratuitous to start citing all the numbers that obliterate this claim – the 8.2 percent unemployment, the anemic 1.5 percent GDP growth this past quarter, the soaring federal deficit that will top $1 trillion yet again this year. It’s like when the head coach of a 1-15 NFL team tries to make the case that his team is really good. Why sit there and debate him? You just nod your head and think to yourself, “Whatever you say, Coach.” Continue reading

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