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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.

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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

Climate change godfather admits to being an alarmist.

I can recall seeing a documentary in the late ’80s featuring James Lovelock and his Gaia theory. I thought then “new ager” and while interesting, I dismissed both him and his theory as a pile of hooey.

To get an idea about what Gaia theory is about, much of this thinking is the centerpiece of James Cameron’s movie “Avatar”. Not wanting to get too far into the weeds, lay on top of Gaia theory the story about foreign invaders (white descendants of European settlers) who steal the land from the indigenous people (American “Indians”) so they can pillage the land’s resources (Capitalism is evil) and you have the setting and agenda of that movie. Ok, back out of the weeds.

This past April, the month when Earth Day is observed, James Lovelock gave MSNBC an interview where he admitted his claims regarding climate change was “alarmist”. Lovelock is regarded as “The godfather of global warming” and now, 20 odd years later he says

“the problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago.”

I wonder if Al Gore, a snake oil salesman if ever there was one, spewed his morning coffee when he read this.

Doh!

Hillary Clinton recounts tense minutes during OBL mission

In a speech given before cadets at Annapolis on April 10, the Secretary of State recounted her impressions of the Navy Seal raid that ended in the death of Osama bin Laden.  She dramatically told those gathered that she, “was not sure anyone breathed for, you know, 35 or 37 minutes.” (Widely misquoted in the press but, hey, contemporary journalists aren’t known for accuracy.)

She’s told the story before, in nearly the same phrasing in past press interviews.  In fact, her speech last night didn’t touch on the OBL episode; these comments were merely a response to a question from the audience.  So what did she talk about and why is OBL the headline on CNN and elsewhere? Continue reading

15.2 TRILLION and there ain’t no stopping us now

January 9, 2012 was a historic day in America.  It came and went without much notice in the press or by the millions of Americans affected.  Without Congressional approval, without a vote, without a whimper, the debt limit was automatically raised and the national debt became a record 15.2 trillion dollars.

The new debt number exceeds the total Gross Domestic Product of the entire nation,* which was $15.176 trillion in 2011.  As Americans we should be outraged.  We should recall and impeach all our elected officials who silently approved.  But will we?

No.  Most Americans don’t even realize the danger.  Most won’t care until collapse is imminent.  Then just like in Greece, riots will erupt and people will be confused wondering why they never saw this coming.  I’ve been predicting this since 2004 and writing about it here since 2008.  People smarter than me have as well, but no one listens.

Would you like some fries with that?

Some with shallow understandings of macro economics argue, “it’s a harmless debt, we owe it to ourselves.”  That’s like walking across the Sahara without water and saying, “But it’s a dry heat.”  Nor is it unlike a 900 pound man claiming the extra 1300 calories in the Monster Thickburger won’t make a difference in his 20,000 calorie per day diet.  In both examples the result is the same. Continue reading

US Supreme Court refuses to hear argument against Kagan

English: Justice Elena Kagan in the Justices' ...

In his year-end report, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote, “I have complete confidence in the capability of my colleagues to determine when recusal is warranted.  They are jurists of exceptional integrity and experience whose character and fitness have been examined through a rigorous appointment and confirmation process.”

Unfortunately, I suspect he is wrong.  I believe Justice Kagan is a plant.  She was placed on the court for the sole purpose of ruling on this case.  If I am correct, it would necessitate that she is not, as the Chief Justice wrote, “of exceptional integrity.”

I received this email today from Grassfire Nation and I’m posting it here.  It supplements and updates my essay on Elena Kagan from last November.

From the Desk of:
Steve Elliott, Grassfire Nation
On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to hear oral arguments on 
whether Justice Elena Kagan should recuse herself from the
ObamaCare lawsuit.

This was no surprise. The Supreme Court is the most isolated 
and powerful branch of government. Despite the overwhelming 
evidence indicating that Kagan should recuse herself, the
Court has refused to take any action.

Let’s review the facts…

The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) has carefully documented 
Kagan’s work on behalf of ObamaCare while she served as 
Obama’s Solicitor General.

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An Undecided

“I cannot spare this man! He fights!”

                                    — Abraham Lincoln

I’ve been silent on the Republican primaries.  Mainly because I have had little to say.  Even now I am one of the undecided.  However, as I watched the debates and listened to the political pundits, I have come to a few conclusions.  Opinions are like…  well you know, and I am just sharing mine.  I’d love to get feedback on this before the election.  Like I said I’m undecided but leaning.

First a preface, in 2008 I declared, “I am a man without a party.”  The Republicans lost their spines sometime during Bush’s first term and the party nominated a spineless old man to oppose a vigorous and energetic Socialist.  Conservatism was on the defense even from its traditional allies.  As far back as 2006, I could see the storm coming and why?  Conservatives had lost their ideals and their will.  The rest is history.  Or is it? Continue reading

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