"If at age 20 you are a conservative then you have no heart. If at age 30 you are a liberal then you have no brains."
Sir Winston Churchill
ADVOCATE FOR TERM LIMITS

Obama obviously knows very little about economics, specifically that "Society stagnates when independent productive achievers begin to be socially demonized and even punished for their accomplishments." This dilemma fogs Obama's reality. To him, accepting this truth is a "false choice", his answer to things he doesn't understand. And by the way... where is John Galt?

Monday, December 16, 2013

DEATH BY GOVERNMENT

Skull and CrossbonesIn 2008 Barack Obama surfed a wave of symbolism and emotion that at times resembled a political tsunami.  He told the country on election night that "change had come to America".

The problem was that almost everybody outside of his small but hard core progressive palace guard had stunningly different ideas of what change was.

The variations of the theme of change were as numerous as the stars in the night but "Obamachange" had several overarching sub-themes that time would prove amounted to little more than buzz words.  "Fairness", "fair share" and "level playing fields" for the middle class were three such examples.  However redistribution of wealth from the "haves" to the "have not's" was studiously avoided.

The political calculation by "Team Obama" was that this would be a killer of a deal breaker with the voters particularly when you did the math and the "haves" included the middle class that Obama had sworn to protect.

Obama, it turned out, was the tribune for every left wing, social justice cause imaginable.  Over time the progressive left had swallowed up everyone and every group who hated America, Israel, oil, coal, capitalism, hetero-sexuals, men, Caucasians, Republicans, the military, the Constitution, working for a living and the Catholic Church.  It had done so using the money and resources of people like George Soros and its army encompassed much of the mainstream press and media, academia, unions, militant  feminists, militant gays and lesbians, illegal immigrants, Islamists and anarchist fringe groups like the occupy movement.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

December 7, 1941

http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/images/g10000/g19930.jpgThe first American casualties of WW ll did not occur at Pearl Harbor.  Some say the first hostile action happened in the Yangtze River outside Nanking on December 12, 1937 where the USS gunboat Panay was sunk by  Japanese aircraft, killing three and wounding 45.  Others maintain that since WWll was not yet officially under way on that date, the first Americans to die in action were on October 17, 1941 when the USS Kearney, a Benson-Livermore Class Destroyer was attacked off the coast of Iceland, by the U-568 which was part of a wolf pack eviscerating a convoy that the Kearney was trying to protect.  11 US sailors were killed and 22 were wounded in the fight.  
All of this is a reminder that great and terrible events do not happen in a vacuum. 
For most of the 1930's, America in proud and defiant isolation caused in part by the Great Depression, watched as both Asia and Europe became engulfed in war and dictatorship.  FDR eventually turned America into the Arsenal for Democracy after WWII began on September 1, 1939.  Politically however Roosevelt had to walk a fine line with regard to American neutrality even as Churchill pressured him to join the fight and as anti-Japanese and anti-German feelings began to emerge domestically on the political left, particularly after Hitler invaded the USSR.
On October 16, 1941, the Japanese Prime Minister Prince Konoe resigned and General Hidecki Tojo assumed the post and the planning for an attack on the American Pacific Fleet was set in motion. 
Simultaneously, in Washington, Japanese Ambassador Nomura Kichisaburo  continued his efforts to negotiate a peace treaty between the US and Japan, unaware of what Tojo and the Japanese military were planning.  He continued his diplomatic efforts becoming more belligerent right up to December 7th when he was coldly informed by Secretary of State Cordell Hull that the attack had already begun.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

THE AUDACITY OF A NARCISSIST

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Barack Obama is becoming a man alone with his self aggrandized vision of greatness that people around him have nurtured since he was a child.
 
ObamaCare is a daily reminder of the old adage that "Pride goeth before the fall".   In a column this week George Will referenced David Remick's worshipful biography entitled“The Bridge:The Life and Rise of  Barack Obama.”  On  page 274, Remick quotes Obama's gate keeper Valarie Jarrett about Obama and then Will opines as to her description of Obama.  Jarrett said: 
"I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is...He knows how perceptive hs is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability -- the extraordinary, uncanny ability -- to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them, and make sense out of them, and I think he has never been really challenged intellectually. I mean, he's the kind of guy you'd hate in law school, who would pick up the book the night before the final, read it, and ace the test. So what I sensed in him was not just a  restless spirit but someone with extraordinary talents that they had to be really taxed in order for him to be happy."
Will then added: "Leave aside the question of whether someone so smitten can be in any meaningful sense an adviser. About what can such a paragon as Obama need advice?"

In point of fact Barack Obama has rarely if ever been challenged about his ideas, policies or programs.  His life while at times strange, has largely been one of accommodation and not conflict.  He has glided through his career  because of his "amazingness".   He has eluded criticism because of his "uniqueness".  He has been hyped and won election twice as a new kind of leader for the new millennium. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Untold Truth about JFK and the Democrats

jfkYesterday was the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy.  Any one of a certain age remembers where they were and what they were doing when they learned the news of the President's death.  It was one of those events like December 7, 1941 and September 11, 2001 that in their aftermath we come to understand that we have left one era and entered another.
 
One of the most significant changes that the assassination engendered was the death of the Democratic Party as a national moderate party with regard to National Defense, Tax Cuts, the size and function of government, "American Exceptionalism", historic American values and a consensus on domestic policy with the exception of race.  After 11/22/63 the progressive segment of the liberal wing of the party became dominant in an aggressive fashion to the point that today we have  neo Marxists and proto Fascists in leadership positions both nationally and locally. 
 
John F. Kennedy was by almost every current definition a conservative who could not be elected as a Democrat today.  He was a "cold warrior" who believed in a strong defense (witness "Ich bin ein Berliner" and the Cuban Missile Crisis) .  He did not believe in a "nanny" state ("Ask not what your country can does for you...ask what you can do for your country").  He began the process of divorcing the Democrats from the southern segregationists which had a political hammerlock on the life of the national party.  Historic revision by progressives later redefined these racists as conservatives thereby continuing the process of distorting who Kennedy and his party really were.  He kick started the American space program into a race to the moon while stating "We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard...".
 
Kennedy's "New Frontier" was a pragmatic vision of an America ascendant where the problems of the nation were to be solved and not merely managed.  JFK included tax cuts as a critical part of his policy to make the US as productive and economically strong as possible and history proved him right and his Democratic critics wrong.

Monday, November 18, 2013

GETTYSBURG, NOVEMBER 19, 1863

The idea for the National Cemetery was the brainchild of Theodore Dimon, Deputy State Agent for the Governor of New York, Horatio Seymour.  Dimon and his superior had been sent to the battlefield in the summer of 1863 to retrieve the New York dead which accounted for over 25% of all the Union casualties of the great battle in south central Pennsylvania.  Fearing the expense  of such an endeavor while concerned over the rapidly deteriorating condition of the corpses, Dimon took the idea to David Wills the State Agent to Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin who immediately saw the political and economic advantage of  a National Cemetery where people would come and mourn and spend money for years to come
Wills began the task of buying the land and securing the approval of the other 18 state Governors whose troops  fought and died there for the Union.  The battlefield had been a health and sanitary disaster after the guns had gone silent.  Corpses from both sides had been hurriedly buried in shallow trenches and pits and the humid summer heat had caused the bodies to swell and bloat until parts of the remains broke through the surface where it was recorded that in several incidences, the hogs took to rooting at the bodies.
The smell had been overpowering and the mostly Dutch inhabitants of Adams County took to sealing their windows and doors to escape the stench even if it meant suffocating in the oppressive heat.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

SAUL ALINSKY AND AMERICA'S "MEIN KAMPF" MOMENT


Saul Alinsky.jpgSaul Alinsky was not a nice man.  His radicalism made him a bitter and angry man who rejected his religious upbringing and most of why America is an exceptional country.  He saw America as an evil place, filled with "haves", "have not's" and those who didn't care about what he considered to be structural social and economic inequality in American society ie "the middle class".
 
Alinsky cloaked his hatreds and radical leftism in traditional American nostrums.  This camouflage resembles the doctrine of "Taquiyah" which "Political Islam" uses to lie to their enemies until they are strong enough to totally destroy them.
 
Alinsky traveled amongst the poor and downtrodden and told them that their lot in life  was not in any way their fault.  He preached that society needed to change so that the wealth of the nation could be equally distributed among everyone regardless of who is productive and who simply receives the benefits of that productivity.  He saw community organizing and ultimately the Government as the mechanisms to control and then destroy the free market and by necessity individual rights.
 
He focused first on race and class and then on any other divisive groupings of people that could be used to organize these new communities of "victims".  His two principle books are "Rules for Radicals" which he dedicated to Lucifer the first radical, and "Reveille for Radicals" and both are must reading for those who are confused by the political turmoil that exists today.



Wednesday, October 30, 2013

SAUL ALINSKY AND AMERICA'S "MEIN KAMPF" MOMENT

SAUL ALINSKY AND AMERICA'S "MEIN KAMPF" MOMENT PART TWO FIGHTING BACK!!!
Bernard Lewis, the noted scholar on Islam once remarked that when something bad happens in the  Muslim world, the predominate tendency is to ask  "Who did this to us?" while in the west the predominate tendency is to ask "How do we fix this?".
 
There is a similar situation existing between so called "progressives" and conservatives and other rational people.  "Progressives" seem programmed to deny personal responsibility and instead find a villain for their problems thereby becoming  victims in the process.  Perhaps that is another reason why the hard left is so sympathetic to Political Islam.
 
Both groups regard America as the source of evil in a world that needs a good cleansing.  Everyone else...conservatives...moderates...independents and other adults focused on solving problems are in charge of or want to be in charge of their own lives and not dependent of others or the government. 
 
Thus when rational people try to debate ideas with progressives, they are often not prepared for the childish, rude  and stupid tactics that they use and consequently spend their time and energy defending themselves against the name calling, the lies and distortions and not making their case...classic Alinsky tactics!!!
 
Any adult with common sense who wants to participate in the world of politics now has to expect Bedlam  from the left so they must begin to learn how to seize the upper hand, spank the unruly child they are engaged with and take control of the debate.
 
In many instances they must act preemptively even if they will later be called by the Alinsky press and media,  bigoted, insensitive, racist, sexist, or any of the other libels that are used to shut down legitimate and sorely needed debate.


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

SAUL ALINSKY AND AMERICA'S "MEIN KAMPF" RENDER UNTO SOROS!!!

SAUL ALINSKY AND AMERICA'S "MEIN KAMPF" MOMENT PART THREE:  RENDER UNTO SOROS!!!
George SorosGeorge Soros was born Gyorgy Schwartz in 1930 in Hungary to a well to do family that was pointedly non-religious and which some critics describe as anti-semitic.  During the Nazi occupation which began in 1944 he was asked as a teenager by the Jewish Council to deliver deportation slips to Hungarian Jews headed to the death camps.  It is still unclear exactly what he did but dark rumors persist that he and his family collaborated with the Germans.
 
After the war, Soros left Hungary and went to London to study at the London School of Economics where he came under the influence of the philosopher  Karl Popper.  After completing his studies he began a career in finance and in 1956 emigrated to NYC where he began to amass a fortune that now makes him the 22th wealthiest person in the world.
 
Soros was convicted in 1988 of insider trading in France, a conviction that has been upheld on appeal and confirmed by the European Court of Human Rights in 2011.  In 1992 during the British currency crisis he held a huge position re the British Pound and sold short thereby earning the sobriquet as "the man who broke the Bank of England" along with incidentally the futures of countless poor British pensioners.  Soros, however made $1.1 billion in the process.

Monday, October 28, 2013

SAUL ALINSKY AND AMERICA'S "MEIN KAMPF" MOMENT PART FOUR: SOROS, HILLARY AND OBAMA...THE UNHOLY THREE!


Before the love affair with Barack Obama, there was the romance with Hillary Clinton.  George Soros was firmly in Hillary's camp for 2008 until he wasn't.  Hillary after all had had to weave and bob for the longest time in order to disguise how truly radical she was.

Deception at massive scales was becoming the norm in American politics as the hard left progressives infiltrated academia and the culture as well as the Democratic party.

Progressives, it must be remembered, usually begin as people who fervently desire to save the world and  who end as people who fervently need to control the world and Hillary was no exception as the debacle of "HillaryCare" demonstrated.  

 Moreover throughout her 8 year term as First Lady, The Clinton White House had one or more scandals percolating often with her at the center : witness White Watergate, The  Rose Law Firm billing records, Travelgate, Vince Foster, Lewinsky, bimbo eruptions, Impeachment, etc which all seemed to roll off Bill like water off a duck while it clung to the humorless Hillary like the faint traces of a bad perfume bought off a travelling salesman.  

After a  presidency during which she was famously billed as the "Co-President", she finally struck out on her own as the Jr. Senator from New York where her particular brand of celebrity was perfect for an electorate  battered by joblessness, high taxes and utopian political fantasies that always ended in a nightmare.

The stop over in New York turned out to be an out of town tryout for the big prize...the Presidency.  Former Clinton aides like John Podesta of the Center for American Progress,  were already in place to assist in a coronation/restoration return of the Clintons to power and George Soros was more than willing to fund it and provide it with political and policy muscle.

Monday, October 14, 2013

KILLING CERTAINTY

'THE SECOND COMING
      Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity"
W. B. YEATS
 
Uncertainty exists in nature as part of the human condition.  As such, it can be dealt with through careful planning, insight and foresight so that the individual and collective affairs of a people don't become hopelessly endangered.
 
But when uncertainty is politically "weaponized", it becomes the destroyer of the social compact and a cancer on the nation it targets.
 
This administration uses uncertainty so adroitly that it becomes impossible to believe they are merely inept. After all the creation of chaos, confusion and uncertainty was the bedrock strategy used by Obama's ideological inspiration, Saul Alinsky.  For those who hate capitalism, the free market, individual liberty and democracy...killing certainty will also kill all of the above.  
 
In point of fact, our economy will never recover with out certainty!   Certainty is what allows economic growth to proceed because the job creators will be able to safely make the decisions they need to make to create wealth and grow jobs in the private economy.
 
Everywhere you look however, there is nothing but uncertainty. 
Consider how a near state of perpetual uncertainty has manifested itself over the last five years.

Friday, October 4, 2013

THE DECAY OF THE FIFTH ESTATE

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The October 1, 2013 front page of the New York Daily News was perhaps the lowest point of its controversial history.  On its cover sat a caricature of Speaker John Boehner, sitting on a Lincoln Memorial style throne a la Kevin Spacey in "House of Cards" but with the headline "House of Turds".
 
With that adolescent and vulgar headline, the News sunk back into the swamp it inhabited back in the 1850s and during the Civil War when it was the leading "Copperhead", pro-secession and pro-slavery newspaper in NYC and perhaps the nation.
 
There is no further need to to pretend that the Daily News reports facts in an unbiased and objective fashion.  It has become an appendage of the radicals who run the Democratic Party and the willing serf of the most arrogant and disingenuous President ever to sit in the White House.
 
Less than two weeks before it had devoted major space and a front page to the demonizing of the AR 15 rifle which is claimed was used in the Navy Yard massacre.  The fact that no such weapon was used was shoddy journalism at best and sheer propaganda for the anti-2nd Amendment/ anti Bill of Rights lunatic left also led by those who wish to bring the nation down.
 
Obama survives in large part by willing press and media slaves who cover him in the most fawning and worshipful way possible.  The Schools of Journalism in this country have been busy for years creating the "agit-prop" shock troops needed for the "Progressive Putsch" that will flush away our Constitution, our institutions, our values, our individual liberties as well as our common sense.
 
The GOP in the House knew or should have known that fidelity to the promises they made to their constituents about Obamacare would subject them to savage lies and vituperations from Democrats and their President who deliriously wants to meet with terrorists and dictators but refuses to meet with Republicans. 
 
His strangle hold on news people pretending they are journalists created by Aaron Sorkin, is perhaps the only thing for which Putin, Assad and the Mullahs truly are envious of him.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

THE "PROGRESSIVE" ASYLUM

I have come to the conclusion that many people who identify themselves as "Progressives" are simply crazy and I mean that in a clinical sense.

Trying to have a cogent, logical, factual, rational and civil discussion with them about almost anything today has become increasingly impossible.  You offer facts...they become unhinged and begin to call you  names.  You challenge their their assertions and they make things up out of whole cloth.

They get away with this for the following reasons:

one: The teachers of teachers have become predominately left wing who see education as the pathway to indoctrinate children about social justice, political correctness, magical thinking, America as a racist nation, Israel is the bad guy and sexuality.  Author MaryBeth Hicks has identified Bill Ayers as "the high priest of this effort.  "Leftism" she says "has become the rule and not the exception".

two:  "Progressives" are essentially socialists with nasty attitudes who prove Einstein's rule about insanity...they keep doing the same thing  and each time expect a different outcome.   The problem is that since they now dominate Academia from pre-K through post graduate studies including Law Schools, Journalism Schools. Ed schools, Social Work Schools  and the like, our children no longer have any idea, unless we have educated them, of the truth about our history, current affairs, how the government functions (or is supposed to function), or how our economy works.  Thus our children have become prey to the insane world view of the "Progressive" elites

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

SOMETHINGS WRONG

SOMETHING'S WRONG
Antiq Hennis. The toddler’s father, Anthony Hennis, who has a lengthy criminal record, is not cooperating with the investigation into his son’s death. Antiq Hennis was murdered in his stroller over the Labor Day weekend.  He was 16 months old and the shot that went through his little head was meant for his father, Anthony who has a rap sheet with 24 items that use words like drugs, guns and assault.   Question number one is why was this guy out of jail particularly after he refused to help the NYPD find his son's killer?
 
Question number two is will New Yorkers realize that the insane world of the secular progressives led in this city by the Democratic Mayoral,  Comptroller and Public Advocate candidates, most of the the City Council and Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin are as responsible for this murder as much as the shooter?
 
In that same weekend, five New Yorkers were also shot in Brooklyn and the Bronx.  All of this was predictable since the attacks on "Stop, Question and Frisk" began in the courts and legislatures of NYC.
 
Even the Pastor who tried to comfort the parents of Antiq admitted to the Daily News that he had doubts over  Scheindlin's overreach saying that the procedure needed to be tweaked and not made unconstitutional and shut down.

Friday, August 30, 2013

WHERE IS JAMES BUCHANAN WHEN WE REALLY NEED HIM?

WHERE IS JAMES BUCHANAN WHEN WE REALLY NEED HIM?
 
James Buchanan.jpgHistorians for years have believed that James Buchanan our 15th President was our worst President?  That is no longer so...our 44th President, Barack Obama is the worst and most destructive president we have ever had.
 
Since his election in 2008, we have been brainwashed into believing what we read, hear, see and know to be true is not so.  We have been conned into believing that if we accuse this President and this administration of systematically and deliberately sabotaging the Constitution, the economy, our national security and the culture, we will be labled as madmen and racists. So we undergo vicious and relentless assaults for advocating for Constitutional Federalism, limited government, individual rights and liberties, equality under the law and the protection and preservation of our most sacred values.
 
Barack Obama is a true step-child of Saul Alinsky as is the woman who wants to succeed him...Hillary Clinton.They both demonize their enemies and never let a rational and factual national discussions take place on any vital issue before us.  They are not about solving problems.  They are about keeping racial and class grievances alive.
 
Because the Democrat Party is now nothing more than a collection of left wing victim groups with narrow and radical agendas, they are able to mount multiple attacks simultaneously using a host of issues that are usually not substantive but instead emotional and distracting.   In these efforts they have the willing collaboration of most of the so called "main stream" press and media.  The party of Barack  Obama and Saul Alinsky means to scare the hell out of guileless Americans on a daily basis.
 
Republicans and conservatives have not been able to mount
an effective counter offensive or use social media and the internet as potent strategic and tactical weapons to deliver truth and facts to the American people.
As a consequence, we are deluged with lies, distortions and ad hominem attacks designed to make the average person confused and misinformed.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

FAUST IN AMERICA ?

I was born the son of a working man and I shall die the son of a working man.  I can't help it.  It is not only in my genes but seared deep into my soul.
 
My father was an immigrant and my mothers people were here since the early seventeenth century.  Throughout my life I have straddled the great American class divide with a foot in both American stories that have made up our history.
 
I grew up in a typical American factory small town of the past.  This was a place where the rich, the poor, the working poor and the middle class lived cheek to jowl with one another.  We went to school together, worshiped together and essentially grew up together.  Our lives however different because of wealth and position, were not foreign or alien to one another.  Any resentment we might have had regarding those with more would be settled academically or on the sports field where we were all equal.  The only members of the Jewish faith in my small town were my neighbors.  My scoutmaster was a black man, his son was the first person I ever wrestled competitively and my Aunt integrated our First Baptist Church when the Black Baptist Church  burnt down. 
 
My parents taught my brothers and I that we were neither better nor worse than any one else and that in America our future would be what we determined and not what anyone else determined it to be.   I didn't know it at the time but I was a very lucky fellow to have had the upbringing I had.
 
When I was 20,  I went off to New York City to finish my education and find my destiny.  The NYC of the early sixties was still the old New York of tribes, enclaves and neighborhoods which had epitomised the city for years like a long running Broadway play.  This was the New York that reinvented itself every 20 years in order to accommodate the latest group of refugees from the rest of the world and yet retained the basic values that served as the glue to keep everything from flying apart.  The artists also came here to paint, compose, write, act, sing, perform and change the culture with the passionate verve that only the talented driven by the addiction to create can understand.  The edge of the envelope was NYC and it was glorious.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

DON'T CRY FOR ME ...MY AMERICA!

DONT CRY FOR ME...  MY AMERICA
Hillary Clinton is high flying, adored and will become "Madam President" according to Senator Claire McCaskill at a recent event of the same name hosted by Emily's List in Iowa.
 
We have apparently entered an age of "firsts" with Obama as our first black President.  Now apparently it is the intention of the elites who rule us to run the table with Hillary as the first woman President followed by our first Latino/Latina, our first Gay or Lesbian and our first Trans-gendered POTUS, the latter who if from California, will be allowed to use what ever public restroom in the White House they seem inclined to need on any particular day.  This if for nothing else will add a touch of spice to those on White House tours, provided those tours of the "Peoples House"  have resumed.
 
NBC and CNN have planned a docu-drama and a documentary about
Hillary causing the Republicans to cry foul when they simply should demand that each film  truthfully include "Hillarycare", White Water, the Rose Law Firm billing records, Vince Foster, "Travelgate", cattle futures, Chinese money, Marc Rich, Lewinsky, Flowers etc, the "Russian Reset" and Benghazi in all their dubious glory.   A blue dress with a stain could provide a suitable backdrop for either film with the stain forming the dot for the "i" in "Hillary" superimposed over the dress.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton This former "Goldwater Girl" who discovered Saul Alinsky and then Bill Clinton...a sequence which should have sent her into therapy instead of the Arkansas Governors Mansion and then the White House, remains a riddle wrapped in a mystery shrouded in an enigma.
 
After the White House she migrated to New York where she was elected U. S. Senator as a prelude to her coronation as President.  This caused her co-Senator, Chuck Schumer much angst and agita since she had this nasty habit of sucking the oxygen out of every room they shared making it impossible for Schumer to talk non stop without taking a breath.
 
In the run up to 2008 she seemed unbeatable.  She had now spent 16 years as First Lady/Co-President and Senator, telling us constantly that "she would be very good " for us.  Then from out of left field came the man with dreams from his father and suddenly Hillary ceased to be inevitable and Bill ended the campaign disliking Obama so much that he begged Hillary in 2012 to run against him because he was such an "Amateur"

Friday, August 9, 2013

WITH APOLOGIES TO GENERAL SHERMAN... THIS PEACE IS HELL!

The next president we elect has to scare half the world.   The half who hates us! And it has to be done to preserve a true peace with our freedoms and unalienable rights intact.
 
Since 9/11/2001 we have spent$1.461,780,254,414 on the wars on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. When you add in indirect costs that figure grows to $2.4 trillion because we borrowed money to fight these wars  We have lost 6,745 in this effort to date and we have suffered 51,303.wounded and all of this will cost us more money down through the years because that is the terrible nature of war.
 
Despite all of this we are no closer to ending the scourge of Islamic terror then we were on 9/12/2001, no matter what Obama says.
 
The recent jailbreaks and release programs in seven Islamic countries plus our own idiotic releases of detainees from "Gitmo" and the Jihadists in Syria have put up to 17,000 potential mujahadin or shaheeds back on the battlefield or ready for acts of terror.
 
This and the false narrative that Al Quaeda is "on the run"has  directly led to a potential month long close down of 19 embassies from the Maghreb to the Levant to Central Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Revenge of the Jabberwock

  `Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
  Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
  And the mome raths outgrabe.
"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
  The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
  The frumious Bandersnatch!"
He took his vorpal sword in hand:
  Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
  And stood awhile in thought.
And, as in uffish thought he stood,
  The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
  And burbled as it came!
One, two! One, two! And through and through
  The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
  He went galumphing back.
"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
  Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!'
  He chortled in his joy.
`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
  Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
  And the mome raths outgrabe.
JABBERWOCKY by Lewis Carroll (from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872) 
No rational person knows what Lewis Carrol was saying in this famous poem.  Only we who are addicted to politics and the denizens of the District of Columbia and other political "gulags" claim to understand it. 
This is because politics through the ages has been for the most part, more insane than sane, more sordid than sublime, more shameless than inspirational and more cynical than altruistic.  The moments when "homo politicus"rises to levels which transforms the business of politics to the art of politics or to that which has clarity, occur, but seem few and far between.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

THE MORAL ARC

 
"The moral arc of the universe bend at the elbow of justice"
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Scripture is replete with a few basic principles that are repeated from the Book of Genesis to the Book of Revelations.
 
One of these is the principle of justice or God's command that the world should be governed justly and that humans should interact with one another in just and fair ways and that rulers and leaders should dispense fairness and justice to those they serve as a central obligation of  their position of power.
 
Another way of expressing this is that natural law must have justice for each and every individual at its center  or it is neither natural nor law. The harmony of the world balances on the fulcrum of justice and when that harmony is disturbed then pandemonium ensues.
 
Justice is a spiritual principle and all people need to be spiritual as well as truth seekers in their patriotism or the passion we need to translate belief into action will succumb to the pervasive and pernicious cynicism of our age.

Monday, July 22, 2013

IS FREEDOM OF THE PRESS POSSIBLE WITHOUT AN HONEST PRESS?

"The press is our chief ideological weapon"
Nikita Khrushchev
 
If DoJ goes after George Zimmerman after the verdict in Florida than this pathetic and toxic administration will in fact be guilty of violating the civil rights of George Zimmerman, an American citizen of Hispanic lineage.  Civil Rights violations should only be brought if they are committed by public officials acting in an official capacity or in a public space.  There is absolutely no way that Zimmerman fits in either of these categories. That, however, would not be true of this DoJ which is and has been a racialist and racist rogue operation disdainful of the law and of any group of Americans they deem not worthy of constitutional protections.
 
The mainstream press will not print or say any of  this.  The networks and their evil cable stepchildren  have worked long and hard to make this shooting only about race so that the vicious and false narrative of endemic and epidemic white on black racism may be prolonged as "faux" reality as long as possible.  They do this to further a group rights vs individual rights, anti US Constitution, anti free enterprise agenda, they need to fundamentally transform our laws and our way of life.
 
During the 2012 Presidential Election they literally prevented facts and the truth from being presented to the American voter by overt acts on behalf of Barack Obama, by covert acts on behalf of Barack Obama, and by what they refused to report as much as what they chose to report and how they chose to report it...also on behalf of Barack Obama.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Red White and Blue Matryoshka Dolls

A riddle!  Who am I describing?
 
(1) who came out of political obscurity to become the President of a world power?
 
(2) Who was assisted in this by a billionaire?
 
(3) Who entered politics in a major city known for it's "thug "like politics?
 
(4) Whose birth and parentage are suspect and the subject of rumor?
 
(5) Who had a male head of family who was rumored to be connected to the intelligence community?
 
(6) Who got into one of the best universities in the country with mediocre grades?
 
(7) Who reportedly had only one other known significant relationship with a woman before marrying his current wife?
 
(8) Who believes strongly in a rigid centralized government controlled by a few select people?
 
(9) Who has two daughters?

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Gettysburg July 1863

In the third year of the war, the north grew frustrated and weary after disastrous losses at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. McClellan had been replaced by Burnside and Burnside was replaced by Hooker and in late June Hooker was replaced by Maj. General George Gordon Meade. Robert E. Lee was also frustrated. His army of Northern Virginia was invincible in his mind but it also was an army in tatters with many of his soldiers in rags and far too often without shoes. Lee was nothing if not daring and he felt he had the measure of any Union General so he decided to move the war out of Virginia and take it for the second time into the Yankee homeland. Accordingly he crossed the Potomac, pushed through the Shenandoah and using the blue Ridge Mountains as a shield swung north into Pennsylvania. His objective was to relieve the pressure on the Confederate armies in Tennessee, the blockades of the southern coasts and the fighting along the Mississippi River which Grant was trying to open by finally conquering Vicksburg.


This second invasion would also open up the Shenandoah Valley with all it’s fertile richness alleviating Lee’s constant need for supplies. Finally if he could take either Harrisburg the capitol of Pennsylvania or possibly even Philadelphia, that might cause the North to lose hope and either finally sue for peace or at least politically destroy Abraham Lincoln’s hopes for re-election in 1864.


By June 20, rebel cavalry entered Pennsylvania via Greencastle. On June 26 Jubal Early scattered Pennsylvania Militia in Gettysburg itself and by June 30 Lee had established an arch going west to east from Fayetteville Pa. to Carlisle Pa. to the York Road between York Pa. and Wrightsville Pa. all the while taking the supplies he needed and paying the terrified populace with worthless Confederate script. More importantly however, the rains stopped on the 26th d a sultry and oppressive summer heat descended on both armies.


The Army of the Potomac with 7 Army Corps some 93,000 strong was three days behind Lee moving north from Maryland. Hooker had wanted to attack Richmond to end the war but Lincoln told him firmly that Lee’s army was the target. Destroy it and that would end the war. Hooker not knowing that he had almost 20,000 more troops than Lee demanded reinforcements or he would resign. His resignation was accepted and Meade the cautious and colorless army engineer took over


On June 30th North Carolinians under Brig. Gen. J. Johnston Pettigrew, ventured toward Gettysburg. In his memoirs, Maj. Gen. Henry Heth, Pettigrew's division commander, claimed that he sent Pettigrew to search for supplies in town—especially shoes. Gettysburg a sleepy town of 2400 and the county seat of Adams County was the hub of no less than 10 roads and pikes that resembled the spokes of a wheel and led to all directions of the compass. In addition the Gettysburg and Hanover Railroad had a terminus there with a north west spur under construction. It did not have however any shoes. They were manufactured in the next county.



As Pettigrew advanced on July 1st he was observed by Brigadier General John Buford and his cavalry who came into the town from the south. At approximately 7:00 AM, Lt. Marcellus Jones of the 8th Illinois Cavalry fired at the still shadowy figures with his carbine thus beginning the battle that ultimately decided the war.



Buford saw from the cupola atop Schmucker Hall, the old dorm of the Lutheran Seminary that the high ground south of the town was the terrain the Union needed in order to fight Bobby Lee advantageously. He dismounted his cavalry and using their new breech loading Sharps carbines as a force multiplier formed a skirmish line straddling the Chambersburg Pike at McPherson’s Ridge to hold the advancing rebels at bay or at least slow them down. He needed to delay them until Maj. General John F. Reynolds could relieve them with the 1st Corps.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

AMERICA…ALINSKY AND SEARCING FOR THE NARROW GATE

Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter trough it are many.  How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life.  And those who find it are few.
Matthew 7:6 14
 
The scandals proliferate, our relationship with the world is in tatters, the country grows poorer,  our national security is a joke and Obama ignores it all with all of the insolent disdain he can muster and simply move forward to the next round of actions designed to dissolve the nation.
 
With the immigration bill and his proposals to destroy the coal industry Obama proceeds apace, fearful  of the 2014 elections, to hurriedly finish what he has always promised to do…fundamentally transform America.  His critics are divided as to whether or not he is merely naïve or the pursuer of a more malevolent agenda.  Count me in the latter group.  It is naïve to believe he is simply naïve.  It is time to face facts and believe what your eyes see and ears hear and not what a supine and spineless media and press feeds you daily as fiction disguised as reality.

Friday, June 21, 2013

TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING?

 
The technology we have created to control massive amounts of data on individuals may prove to be the greatest monster of all time.  It is a vessel wherein the most enticing, addictive and intoxicating temptations of man may be stored and then be drunk.  This is something greater than sex or money.  It is the lust for power and dominion over our fellow men and it comes with all the false justifications that is salve for the conscience of humanity.  National security, economic freedom and equality, human rights and social justice all come in counterfeit guise to convince and beguile the user and the used that what is done is for the best. 

This is the minefield that man has had to negotiate through out history.
The American solution was a map through this wilderness of human failings within a house built with virtue as its foundation, the law as the walls and roof and a rigorous education as the doorway to the sanctuary provided within.
 

This house is our Constitution and Declaration of Independence which when adhered to with wisdom and courage has made us exceptional among the nations of the earth. 

This present crisis illustrated by the cascade of scandals that have become daily revelations is our worst crisis and the greatest test as to whether this house…our house…can remain standing and in good repair. 

IT’S PRISM TIME IN THE REIGN OF CAESAR OBAMUS

 
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"When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny."
— Thomas Jefferson

The shelf life of politicians is getting shorter.  It used to be the third term that proved to be the temporal venue where the citizens grew weary of the dearth of new ideas or at least ideas that made no sense.  Time has a way also of orchestrating the unwilling downfall of those who have come to believe that a public life is  the only life for them.  Longevity in the public eye  makes many believe that the genius of their resistance to defeat has somehow imbued them with a majesty that exists only in their own minds.
 
Obama is starting to feel the pangs of normal politics as well he should since the cascade of appalling scandals on his watch would have long ago retired a normal politico to either obscurity or prison.  But our Obama is no normal politician.  Part myth and part illusion ( or delusion) he has ascended Olympus on terms negotiated with  the voters that establish him as the father figure for the country and not its leader.

Friday, June 7, 2013

D DAY JUNE 6.1944

On June 1st the weather turned bad and the Generals thought that all their plans, deceptions and strategy might, after all this time, have to be postponed. The allies needed a full moon and the spring tides to make this, the most ambitious and largest amphibious landing in history, even remotely successful. Ike had set June 5th as the invasion date for Operation Overlord, but on June the 4th the weather became truly foul and the seas so turbulent that the next day was both literally and figuratively a “washout” The full moon so critical to this invasion of “Festung Europa” was due the next day… June the 6th.

Group Captain J. M. Stagg was Eisenhower's chief meteorologist and on June 5th, when asked about the next day, told the Supreme Commander that he detected a possible break in the bad weather and essentially on that projection the decision was made to invade rather than wait another 30 days for the next lunar cycle to complete itself. The operation, planned by a team under Lieutenant-General Frederick Morgan, was again the largest amphibious invasion in world history and was executed by land, sea and air elements under direct British-American command with over 160,000 soldiers as well as 195,700 Allied naval and merchant navy personnel in almost 7,000 ships.

Hitler had been convinced that the invasion was targeted across the Straits of Dover for the Pas de Calais, the shortest distance between England and France. Accordingly he had made his “Atlantic Wall” defenses stronger there than at the southern beaches of Normandy. He was also convinced that the 1st United States Army Group commanded by whom many considered ( with the notable exception of Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery) the allies best General, George S. Patton would lead the invasion.. In fact the 1st Army Group was a fiction and Patton and his phantom army turned out to be one of the most elaborate and successful ruses in warfare since the Trojan Horse. None of that however improved Patton’s peevish mood with regard to not leading this operation notwithstanding the fact he was still in the “Doghouse” for infamously slapping a shell shocked soldier in Sicily he believed to be a coward when he commanded the 7th Army.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

WE ARE A REPUBLIC MADAME!!!

It is not the young people that degenerate; they are not spoiled till those of mature age are already sunk into corruption.”
Charles de Montesquieu

This week we have watched the country begin a convulsion as the mask of honest government is ripped away and we have to confront the terrible decisions that “we the people” have made. Years from now history will ask the question “What in the world were we thinking of when we first elected a man with no past to lead the world’s greatest democracy…and then after ample evidence he was not up to the job …we elected him again.
 
Were we so drunk on the promise of “ transcendent change” that we forsook even a reasonable inquiry of what that meant? Was it the glitter of his persona, so exotic and yet so perfect for this moment of delivery from the shackles of the dull conventions of a Constitution made suddenly obsolete? Did the demanding roar of “we can’t wait“, make us lose all our faculties for self preservation and all our values ?
 
Now we stand like a deer, in the headlights of an oncoming tragedy that will shape our lives and the history for our children in ways we never contemplated when we went to vote and the only question left to answer is will we do the right things to keep ourselves safe and free?

Saturday, May 25, 2013

MEMORIAL DAY 2013: TERRA INCOGNITA

All we have of freedom, all we use or know -
This our fathers bought for us long and long ago
.”
~Rudyard Kipling, The Old Issue, 1899
 
Memorial Day is unusual among our national holidays in that it links the past with the present and the future. Put another way, Memorial Day has been traditionally a celebration and a remembrance of all that has come and gone which in turn has set the stage for the here and now and that what is yet to be. We remember not only our dead but what they did for us and how they influenced the course of history.
 
This Memorial Day seems stranger and more ominous than any I have ever experienced before. There is a miasma hanging over the Republic like a dank, thick clammy fog that makes our every action more difficult for lack of a clear vision as to where we are going and where we have come from.

Monday, May 20, 2013

EVEN LAP DOGS GET THE BLUES!

“I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.”Will Rogers
 
"Unfortunately, you grew up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s the root of all our problems, even as they do their best to gum up the works, or that tyranny always lurks just around the corner," President Barack Obama's Commencement Address Ohio State University five days before the IRS scandal became known.
 
The love affair between Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the press may be ending. Even nightmares must one day come to an end and you wake up. The specter of using the IRS to hobble or destroy your political enemies or obtaining the phone records of Associated Press reporters who broke a story on a second failed “underwear bomber” has frightened the press into a semblance of credibility like nothing else that has occurred in this administration. After all the lap dog press had treated this President and his subordinates like royalty. They now feel betrayed and insulted by a President to whom they have given a free pass while he systematically ripped the Constitution to shreds. They are feeling the hot breath of a tyrannical government that they in large part created by being unabashed fans of this man and not objective reporters of his actions and the complaints of his critics whom they dismissed as extremists.
 
He gave such wonderful speeches…he was our first Black President…he stood for all the right things…all the things they learned in J School about what was wrong with a racist, sexist, homophobic Christian America.
 
The question becomes will the 4th estate, finally admit that “Fast and Furious”, Obamacare, joblessness, the economy, the budget deficit, debt and spending , actions by the EPA and NLRB, Benghazi, the IRS and the AP at last be acknowledged for what they are…scandals fueled by an ideology so un-American that rational people have been warning the country about it for the last five years of this deplorable regime.

A New Record for American Abortionists

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Congratulations to our liberal friends and relatives. Your favorite corporation has reported amazing results: 333,064 babies were killed from January 1st, 2011 to January 1, 2012. This ever-increasing statistic was accomplished with only 45% of the cost paid for with our taxpayer money. Now you may say that it's no different than legally killing people condemned to death by a jury of their peers; or maybe it's no different than sending soldiers into battle to die. But there is one important difference. These unfortunate dead souls were born; they had lives; they had choices.
 
Another favorable statistic shows that the  bottom line for this corporation has been lowered considerably, leaving more money to spend on abortions. To accomplish this, contraceptive services at Planned Parenthood have dropped by 12 percent since 2009, and cancer screening & prevention services have dropped by 29 percent.  Looks like this corporation has a bright future.

Friday, May 17, 2013

THE IRS AND OBAMA MUST GO!

For most of my adult life I like many of my fellow citizens have been intimidated by the IRS. When you get a call or a letter from the IRS it is usually not good news and this agency unlike other Federal agencies, operates on the basis that you are guilty first and then have to prove your innocence. Over time it has evolved or devolved into a truly un-American arm of the Federal government with total discretion over who to audit, intimidate and destroy and we have tolerated it for far too long. No American should live in fear of his or her government or feel that they have no rights when the heavy hand of the government come down on them. No Americans should have their lives destroyed by government for honest mistakes or because of their political, religious or cultural beliefs or affiliations.
 
As this regime is swallowed up by multiple scandals of their own creation the one involving the IRS is the one who affects most individuals and ultimately may be the one that becomes the most infamous.
 
In the initial days of what is becoming a crisis for the nation we have learned that the IRS has over the past two election cycles has reportedly done the following.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Lie to Me!!!

Former Clinton advisor Dick Morris once wrote:
“Hillary simply cannot tell the truth. Here's her scorecard
of admitted and un-admitted lies.


Chelsea was jogging around the Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. (She was in bed watching it on TV.)

Hillary was named after Sir Edmund Hillary. (She admitted she was wrong. He climbed Mt. Everest five years after her birth.)

She was under sniper fire in Bosnia. (A girl presented her with flowers at the foot of the ramp.)

She learned in The Wall Street Journal how to make a killing in the futures market. (It didn't cover the market back then.)

She didn't know about the FALN pardons.

She didn't know that her brothers were being paid to get pardons that Clinton granted.

She didn't know that her staff would fire the travel office staff after she told them to do so.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

THE EVIL THAT DARE NOT SPEAK IT'S NAME...

“Islam Is Infected With Virus Of Terrorism”

"When one person carries out an attack we call him a terrorist … or a psychopath. When two people carry out an attack we say they are both terrorists and lunatics. But when ten people carry out an attack we [start] wondering about their motives. So when hundreds of members of the same religion [carry out] bombings all over the place – in mosques, markets, hotels, [public] gathering places, planes, and [subway] tunnels – and are later identified as Muslims, we have no choice but to admit that this is Islamic terrorism.
"Some are angered by the equation drawn between Islam and terrorism, and argue that Islam is a religion of love. This is true of the real Islam, but today's Islam is infected with the virus of zealotry, extremism, and terrorism – not just [the Islam] of the terrorists and murderers, but [the Islam] of those who sympathize with them and support them. We must admit that Islamic terrorism exists, and that the faith needs to be purged of the ideology of exclusion and takfir (.accusing others of heresy), Denying this reality will not bring change, but pitch us into total ruin…
"Considering the ease with which young boys and girls are recruited to put on suicide vests and sacrifice themselves, [do we need] to ask why? Will we [not] find the answer in the sermons and religious curricula in Southeast Asian countries, or in the words of sheikhs who encourage strife in the media or on TV channels that purport to support peace?
"The important question is, when will Islam recover from the virus of terrorism?"
 
These sentiments are not mine . They are from a column by Dr. Muhammad Nahed Al-Kuwaiz printed in Al-Riyadh newspaper in Saudi Arabia directly after the Boston bombings. If Saudis are now calling for an end to the Jihad and calling it by it’s real name of terrorism by Muslims why can‘t this President and his minions?

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Revealed: what happened to Ambassador Stevens' body

April 27, 2013

· BY: FRANK VERNUCCIO AND LARRY ALLISON

It was revealed for the first time today that the body of murdered Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was recovered by a secret two man Special "Ops" team that was not affiliated with any of the other security entities involved in the Benghazi attack.

This team, acting under their own initiative and armed with their own weapons, undertook this mission despite very little intelligence available for this exceedingly hostile and volatile environment. The information came to light this morning on WVOX’s Vernuccio/Allison radio show.

The previously undisclosed information was provided by former Army Ranger Jack Murphy who is the co-author along with Brandon Webb of Benghazi: The Definitive Report.