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Boston Marathon Bombing: Is Saudi Arabia being positioned as an ally on the war on terror? Saudi Arabia claims they 'warned the United States IN WRITING about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012

It is my personal belief that Saudi Arabia is an unindicted co-conspirator in the 9/11 attack on the Twin-Towers along with financing worldwide Jihad in return for the terrorists not overthrowing the Kingdom. Why numerous Saudis were allowed to fly out of the country with when the rest of the nation was grounded points to governmental favoritism.

Favoritism that appears to be continuing to this day; where a Saudi national was scheduled for deportation – rather than arrested – so as not to embarrass the Saudi government.

So why am I suspicious that reports are circulating that the Saudis knew that Tamerlan Tsarnaev was being radicalized and so informed the United States government that Tsarnaev was denied entry to Mecca.

EXCLUSIVE: Saudi Arabia 'warned the United States IN WRITING about Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012 and rejected his application for an entry visa to visit Mecca in 2011'

  • Saudis developed intelligence separately from Russia, which also warned the U.S. about the accused Boston bomber
  • A letter to the Department of Homeland Security named Tsarnaev and three Pakistanis as potential jihadis worthy of U.S. investigation
  • Red flags from Saudi Arabia included Tsarnaev's name and information about a planned explosive attack on a major U.S. city
  • Saudi foreign minister, national security chief both met with Obama in the oval office in early 2013

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sent a written warning about accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2012, long before pressure-cooker blasts killed three and injured hundreds, according to a senior Saudi government official with direct knowledge of the document.

The Saudi warning, the official told MailOnline, was separate from the multiple red flags raised by Russian intelligence in 2011, and was based on human intelligence developed independently in Yemen.

Citing security concerns, the Saudi government also denied an entry visa to the elder Tsarnaev brother in December 2011, when he hoped to make a pilgrimage to Mecca. Tsarnaev's plans to visit Saudi Arabia have not been previously disclosed.

Was it preventable? A senior Saudi official says his country warned the U.S. about Tamerlane Tsarnaev in 2012, advising the federal government that he planned an attack on a major U.S. city.

Read the entire story at BOMBSHELL: Saudi Arabia 'warned the United States IN WRITING about Tamerlan Tsarnaev in 2012, and rejected his application for an entry visa to visit Mecca in 2011' | Mail Online

Bottom line …

If this proves to be true, Department of Homeland Security, Attorney General Eric Holder, and the heads of the CIA and FBI should be summarily fired. If this information reached President Barack Obama or members of the Administration, they need to be impeached or fired immediately. Jailed if they deliberately obstructed justice for political purposes.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



CATCH 22: IMMIGRATION FLAW -- THE WRONG PEOPLE AT THE WRONG TIME ARE BEING ALOWED INTO THE WRONG PLACE?

It is not that I am anti-immigrant, but I do believe that immigrants should add value to our nation.

That "We the People" are disadvantaged when we import poverty, illiteracy, disease, crime, terrorism, and fundamental intolerance.

I also believe that there are some in Islamic nations who greatly helped the United States and should be given preference over all others -- true friends of America who aided our people in difficult times and who are now placed in jeopardy by the Obama Administration's precipitous abandonment of our allies and friends.

Consider a person who is …

  • born in a Muslim country
  • educated as a Muslim in a Muslim culture
  • respects Sharia law
  • accepts limited human and civil rights, including free speech, freedom of religion, and if female, basic human rights
  • and may already believe that America is a repressive and evil society

red-flag     What are the chances that this person will assimilate into American culture rather than attempt to replicate their foreign environment in the United States?

Now, let that person attend an American University …

  • inculcated with a progressive world view
  • taught that America was a colonial power and exploited slaves
  • the rich exploits the poor
  • limited future if you are a minority

red-flag[5]     What are the chances that this person will assimilate into America and feel that America is the best place on the planet? 

And, let that person attend an American Mosque financed by Saudi Arabia …

  • reinforces Islam and Islamic ways
  • reinforces Islam and Sharia law
  • reinforces loyalty to the Islamic community
  • exposed to radical Whabbism and America as the “Great Satan”

red-flag[7]What are the chances that this person will assimilate into America and consider himself an American rather than a Muslim in America?

What if that person encounters disappointing circumstances or outright failure?

  • housing issues
  • employment issues
  • financial issues
  • social issues

red-flag[9] What are the chances that this person might accept radical teachings and turn into Islamic activist or a domestic terrorist?

Bottom line …

Why take the chance? What do they contribute to our nation? Do the risks outweigh the rewards?

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Allen West Smeared by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's cohorts for not going "birther?"

I find this apparent smear of Allen West’s character indefensible …

There is little or no doubt that Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa Country, Arizona has spent the time, effort and money to prove President Obama’s documents may have been altered by a person or persons unknown; or may be outright forgeries.

But to suggest that Allen West is somehow less than honest and honorable because he refuses to advance Arpaio’s case is both dishonest and despicable. Especially when it is suggested that Allen West put his self-interests in a political career above his duty to the nation.

Allen West Refused To Advance Obama Forgery Case Because Of “Future Political Aspirations”

At this year’s CPAC, former Congressman and Lt. Col. Allen West gave a great speech in which he said, “there is nothing on this green earth that a liberal progressive fears more than a black American who wants a better life and a smaller government.” However, what was largely missed was the fact that West was approached by the lead investigator of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse, Lt. Michael Zullo, and Pastor Carl Gallups with the evidence they had concerning Barack Obama’s forged birth certificate, he declined to get involved because of “future political aspirations.”

In a response to questions about his article regarding West’s refusal to get involved, Pastor Gallups explained, “Lt. Mike Zullo and I spoke to Col. West the first on the evening before CPAC. We were at dinner and West came right by our table. He had a small group with him. He was talking to someone at the table next to us. After he finished, we introduced ourselves. He said he knew of the Arpaio investigation and Lt. Zullo and would be glad to meet with us for a few moments to discuss the evidence we had. His secretary, who was with him, gave us an email and told us to remind her and she would set an appointment time. We sent the email. The appointment was never made.”

Zullo and Gallups were not just going to give up so since they did not hear back from West by the following evening, they approached him at a CPAC VIP dinner. Gallups said, “I politely reminded him of his promise to us but told him that we had not heard from him yet. He told me that we should ‘stop by his display table tomorrow.’”

“The next day,” Gallups continued, “Lt. Zullo was able to find him in the crowd. He asked West for five minutes of his time. West gave it to him. Lt. Zullo told him of the 100% solid evidence he had of a forged and fabricated document and the legal ramifications of it. The bottom line of that conversation was that West told Zullo (after hearing and acknowledging the evidence of the case) that he couldn’t get involved in that because he might have future political aspirations – he couldn’t afford to be associated with that. Lt. Zullo assured him this was NOT a birther issue – this was a proven criminal forgery and fabrication of identifying document issue. He assured West that he would be backed up by a full and professional criminal investigation. Lt. Zullo asked West if he could at least help us to open other doors with other VIPS.  West reaffirmed that he had no interest in helping us.”

Perhaps this explains why Lt. Col. West began to capitulate from his former clear stand against Islam (See the video), as a whole, to claiming that Islam had been hijacked by radicals.

West has been an outspoken critic of Barack Obama. He has also, at one point, been an outspoken critic of Islam. Knowing the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into the federal government and understanding that the current occupant in the White House is at least a Muslim sympathizer or worse yet, an Islamist himself, which is more likely, while will West not get behind this effort? Why will he not look at the evidence? If you ask me, “political aspirations” makes him no more worthy to hold office than the next politician. America doesn’t need more politicians. We need statesmen who will stand up and do the right thing.   Source: Allen West Refused To Advance Obama Forgery Case

Bottom line …

First. Allen West’s duty is to God, Country and himself. Not to some faction purporting to have a singular truth that they cannot seem to bring before a court of competent jurisdiction. I stand with Allen West in this matter, believing that he would potentially polarize the electorate before ever standing for election – and nothing good can come out of this misadventure.

Second, if the evidence is so compelling, let Arpaio demand a grand jury or place all of his evidence before the court. If sitting members of Congress will not take action, then it is absolutely insane and obscene that Arpaio and his cohorts attempt to muscle Allen West into their service.

Third, I am disappointed with West, I would have expected a more strident blow-off that made it unequivocally clear that he wasn’t interested in being the poster boy for the now demonized birther movement.

I believe West capable of great things. But, he can’t get to there from here by associating himself with someone who appears – rightly or wrongly – to be a fringe element on the political scene.

-- steve  


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Benghazi: The Obama swamp just gets deeper and deeper ...

The closer we come to Congressional hearings on Benghazi, the more ambivalent I become …

  1. I believe the members of the Obama Administration, including the President himself, deliberately lied to the American public about the 9/11 attack on our facility in Benghazi, Libya for political purposes prior to a presidential election. President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, and others had access to classified real-time intelligence indicating that the 9/11 attack which left Ambassador Stevens and three other people dead and an unknown number injured was not caused by a protest over a little-seen anti-Islamic  video.
  2. We have some indication that the primary attack was not on a consulate, but a U.S. facility supporting a joint CIA/State Department covert operation.
  3. We have some indication that our Ambassador and this and other facilities may have been involved in transferring or arranging access to military-grade weaponry that was ultimately destined to Islamic jihadists who were fighting in Egypt and Syria.

Instead of claiming that there was an ongoing covert operation, the details of which could not be made public due to security and safety considerations, something that would have been forgiven by the American public, the Administration blatantly lied to Congress and the American people.

I can understand how the Obama Administration might be extremely embarrassed about a foreign gun-running operation to the contras in light of the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking debacle and its ongoing cover-up from Congress and the American people. An ongoing affair that saw Attorney General Eric Holder cited for Contempt of Congress. But, unless there is specific and credible evidence of criminal wrongdoing by members of the Obama Administration or its agencies, there is no reason to keep information from Congress.

The ambivalence comes from not wanting to jeopardize ongoing CIA covert operations that have a significant impact on our positions in the Middle East.

As the Benghazi hearings approach, it is disturbing and disconcerting to hear …

Benghazi Whistleblowers Were Threatened By Obama Administration

America has been demanding answers in the Benghazi cover-up and it seems we may be getting closer to the truth as Benghazi whistleblowers are coming forward and talking to Congress. It has now been reported that at least four career officials, at the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), have retained attorneys, as Rep. Darrell Issa suggested they do, as they prepare to provide sensitive information to Congress regarding the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. Reports are coming forth that some of these witness are being threatened by Barack Obama’s administration officials.

“Some witnesses may be required to retain personal counsel to represent them before the committee and in the event the agency subsequently retaliates against them for cooperating with the committee’s investigation,” Issa wrote to the CIA and other government officials on Wednesday of last week.  “Additional witnesses may be compelled by subpoena to give testimony to the committee and can be reasonably expected to retain personal counsel at that time,” he added. <Source>

Credible threats?

Fox News reports …

At least four career officials at the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency have retained lawyers or are in the process of doing so, as they prepare to provide sensitive information about the Benghazi attacks to Congress, Fox News has learned.

Victoria Toensing, a former Justice Department official and Republican counsel to the Senate Intelligence Committee, is now representing one of the State Department employees. She told Fox News her client and some of the others, who consider themselves whistle-blowers, have been threatened by unnamed Obama administration officials.

“I'm not talking generally, I'm talking specifically about Benghazi – that people have been threatened,” Toensing said in an interview Monday. “And not just the State Department. People have been threatened at the CIA.”   <Source>

Bottom line …

So much of the Obama Administration is a lie: starting with their statement about being the most ethical, open and honest Administration and without being influenced by special interest lobbyists. If the Administration is found to have committed illegal acts, Obama should be impeached by the House and convicted by the Senate. With the rest of the agency heads and operatives being fined or jailed for their part in any illegal actions

Nothing will bring the dead back to life, but at least the American public can better understand their sacrifice if the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, is known. .

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Priorities: With millions of illegal aliens, potential terrorists, and citizenship tourism, ICE is raiding smartphone repair shops?

With the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, one would think that President Barack Obama and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano would get their priorities straight …

Do you understand the clear and present danger to America and its citizens that smartphone repair shops using counterfeit Apple parts represents? Why it must be more dangerous than illegal alien gang members, drug pushers, rapists and drunk drivers for the federal government to deploy critical resources tracking down those counterfeit Apple components and denying Apple a miniscule incremental profit.

And, using counterfeit Apple parts will void your warranty …

ABC Local 10 News in Fort Lauderdale is reporting …

Federal Agents with the Department of Homeland Security have raided 25 Smartphone repair shops in South Florida and have seized between $250,000 and $300,000 in counterfeit Apple parts.

"It's a wide investigation that is multi-state. We are looking at whole industry spectrum of repair shops that are using substandard products," said Gerard O'Neill, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Miami Field Office for Homeland Security.

O'Neill says it's a public safety issue and that is how Homeland Security is involved. He says consumers have be hurt by overheating phones that were repaired using counterfeit parts. "There are trademark and licensing violations as well," he added. Apple says if a repair shop puts counterfeit parts in your phone it will void any warranty.

Abel Abella's says his store was raided by agents who seized $5000 worth of parts. "When they came in it almost looked like a drug raid," Said Abella. Abella claims there were 20 ICE agents and two people from Apple in his small Bird Road store.

"We got the parts from a company in California. To this day that vendor is still selling parts," Said Abella. Why did the come after me?” he added. According to a Department of Homeland Security seizure form, the products he was using were counterfeit. Abella said he didn't know what he was doing was illegal.

Apple is working with the government to shut down those who mislead consumers.  "The investigation is ongoing. The consumer has to be aware of who they get to fix their products, said O'Neill.  More at: Federal agents raid smartphone repair shops | News – Home 

Bottom line …

Like Hollywood using government law enforcement agencies to fight piracy on their behalf, Apple and other large entities are closely following. While it is in the economic interests of the United States to prevent content piracy and counterfeit parts, it is also in the best interests of American citizens that the government concentrate of safety, security and healthcare fraud issues before playing policemen for major corporations.

Florida is a bed of Medicare Fraud and has only a few investigators assigned to the region. Illegal aliens abound and are destroying jobs and economic opportunities for Americans. So why this push to punish hard-working local entrepreneurs at a critical time in our economy. If anything, the government should be requesting that Apple make its parts available at a decent price to anyone who has the skill to repair Apple products – expanding the market to those who might not be able to afford new Apple gear.

As for governmental priorities, someone in the DHS Congressional oversight committee needs to speak up promptly.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Many a truth is spoken in jest ...

 

Trying to explain why the Russian alert on the Boston Marathon Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was not acted upon promptly has become an embarrassment to the Department of Homeland Security when they were forced to tell the truth … after adding all of the members of the National Rifle Association, the Tea Party, and the Christian Militia, there wasn’t any room in the database for a suspected Muslim terrorist without a costly hardware upgrade.

Congress is considering calling Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Florida Senator Marco Rubio to a classified debriefing. Napolitano will be asked why the older brother Tamerlan Tsarnev was allowed to return home for six months after receiving political asylum. Rubio will be called to task because there is no provision for Cuban terrorist immigration from Guantanamo.

Few people know that President Obama’s visit to the opening of the Bush Library was a covert affair. It appears Obama apologized profusely to Bush in private for all of the things he previously condemned him for. Pleading to let bygones be bygones, Obama beseeched Bush to give him the never used Syrian invasion plans that are among the 200 million records in the library.

It really wasn’t the travel industry, travelers, or the slowdown in tourism that convinced the government to bring back the furloughed air traffic controllers. It seems, members of both Congress and the Obama Administration were worried that they could continue to hide their own travel plans with less traffic in the air.

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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Dissecting a liberal propaganda hit piece on the "right wing cult machine"

There is little or no doubt in my mind that the wing-nuts, be they right-wing or left-wing nut jobs, are winning the war. Pretty much because the rather apathetic moderate and middle class is overwhelmed by the vocal activists.

  • On the right-wing, you have the unabashedly capitalistic “corporatists” who believe that the free market will resolve all issues: political, financial, social, and medical. That is, if we really had a free market free from government intervention and corrupt politicians.
  • On the left-wing, you have the unabashedly socialistic “statists” who believe that big government and collectivism will resolve all issues, political, financial, social, and medical. That is, if we really had a political system free from corrupt politicians and the special interests that support them.
  • And, then there are the apathetic, unwashed, unenlightened citizens who are so busy coping with the demands of earning a living, raising children and existing in a celebrity culture, that they do not recognize the clear and present danger both extremes pose to our nation. They remain detached and uninvolved.

So let us take a look at a liberal hit piece and analyze it … (my comments can be found in blue italic)

The Right Wing Cult Machine Exposed -- People are waking up and recognizing the far right-wing media for what it is, and the dangers it poses to this country. (The truth is that both extremes pose equal dangers to “We the People”)

Far right Conservatism has become a cult, and Rush Limbaugh is its leader. (Far left socialism has become a cult, and Barack Hussein Obama is its leader.)

By definition, a cult is a group or sect bound together by adoration of the same thing, person, ideal, etc. (true statement)

A cult promises you redemption. It tells you that if you do what it says, and as it believes, you will be protected from the evil people that are out to get you and the rest of society. (true statement)

A cult purges the non-believers. And it actively tries to vilify all those who are not part of the cult, saying that they're doomed and destined to go to hell. (true statement – but hell may be a selective picture painted for a particular audience.)

So how did Limbaugh become the leader of such a large, and influential, cult? (false statement – it assumes that the most vocal people or people with access to the giant media megaphone are the actual leaders; whereas the truth is that the '”backroom” people with significant resources and connections are the true leadership. And, for the record, Limbaugh is not the leader of the right-wing cult any more than Obama is the leader of the left-wing cult. Both are simply the most visible targets at this point in time.)

Like with any cult, the power that Limbaugh has over his flock as grown over time. ( false statement – it assumes that listening to any celebrity or prominent person can be defined as cultish. Limbaugh can suggest, but he lacks the power of Obama to command and directly influence the promotion and interpretation of public policy. His audience has grown, but it remains substantially limited to approximately 20-30 million listeners, whereas the President’s words have greater impact on 100 million people. It should be noted that Limbaugh may have the advantage of repetition – something that may also cause his audience to tune-out after a period of time.)

Right wing radio started out in conflict with mainstream society, and outside of mainstream politics. (true statement – as the mainstream media moved farther and farther toward the left and its tacit support of Barack Obama, many people felt that the mainstream media was becoming dishonest and disingenuous; picking a political winner instead of reporting the facts without bias. Thus they turned to alternative media outlets such as talk radio and cable news to understand an “alternative viewpoint” and to express an opinion which ran contrary to that found in the mainstream media. It should be noted that Limbaugh actively recruits people of opposing opinions – mostly to highlight the fallacy of their assumptions and to launch his own viewpoint. Unlike the shrill left-biased media, the right-biased media actually accepts contrary opinions as a trigger for additional discussion.)

What was once a little cult guided by Limbaugh has transformed into a massive cult that today has enveloped much of the Conservative movement. (again with the fallacious “cult” reference. One could point to the uber-liberal MSNBC and say exactly the same thing; but, unfortunately for the far left, nobody appears to be listening, viewing or reading the major leftist outlets due to their persistent failure to tell the truth and provide honest analysis.)

So how did this transformation occur? (a great question if you believe that something was transformed into something else. Perhaps alluding to how a small group of audience members became a large group of audience members. I can assure you that it was only partly Rush’s talent and ability to present a three-hour show based on little more than reading and interpreting the news. It was driven by the growing dissatisfaction with an out-of-control, corrupt political environment where billions were wasted on wars, buying political power, special interests – in short fraud, abuse and waste.)

Well, like cult leaders do, Limbaugh offered up a theatrical flair, and accompanied that with a marketing genius. (this makes me laugh. Consider the ability of President Obama to read the spin-tested words written by others off a TelePrompTer with a feigned sincerity and tell me that he is not every bit a celebrity with a theatrical flair as Limbaugh. As for marketing genius, both give their respective audience what they want to see, hear and feel. Otherwise the audience would desert them. But, unlike Limbaugh who has little more than his talent and the resources of his sponsors and stations to support his marketing; Obama has the resources of government and a position at the front of a “bully pulpit.” Not even a close contest.)

He offered his followers redemption. He offered them protection from what he told them they should fear – liberals and feminists. He demanded ideological purity, and absolute devotion to the ideology of far-right "conservative" corporatism. And he vilified all those who didn't see things his way. (Again, the players always pick their own version of hell and people or things to demonize. One side fearing liberalism – a code word for socialism/communism and a large, strict government with significant influence on people’s lives – and the other side fearing conservatism – smaller government, fewer regulations, less political control, and I might add, a well-armed population.)

Limbaugh then managed to convince his followers that faith in his word was more important than facts. No matter what everyone else said, if Rush said it, it must be true. Only information that supports Limbaugh's positions can be believed, and everything else is just lies. (this is also true of Obama whose actions often defy logic and commonsense. Asking America to take his word that he is actually competent enough to govern the nation when he appears more interested in showboating, campaigning, vacationing and leaving the heavy-lifting to his corrupt colleagues in Congress. Whereas Limbaugh appears, at least to some, to show leadership and a definite purposefulness; Obama shows no leadership and appears to be an empty celebrity suit. Both sides play fast and loose with the facts. And, the most significant fact is that the increasing political corruption and quest for power is dividing and destroying our nation.)

Since his first successes, he's been followed by a succession of other right-wing cult leaders, from Glenn Beck to Mark Levin to Alex Jones. (most of the people mentioned here have decent audiences that afford them a modicum of success; unlike the shrill voices on the left whose audiences are declining – Rachel Maddow, Bill Maher, and Chris Mathews – cult-leaders of the leftish persuasion. I reserve a special place for Jon Steward and Stephen Colbert; because while they tack left, they skew craziness and hypocrisy on both sides of the political spectrum. You might consider that the monotone, always shouting Mark Levin, Michael Savage, and Rush Limbaugh are among the brightest and most informed people in the media. )

Which brings us to today. (I thought it was all about today.)

Rush Limbaugh and the rest of the right-wing talk radio cult have conjured up such a large following that they're helping the Koch Brothers drive the polarization within the Republican Party, and within America's political discourse. (This is not exactly true. Republicans have allowed the Northeastern moderate Rockefeller-wing of the Republican party to lead the party to disaster with their profligate spending and cronyism politics. Bush (43), certainly no cowboy (a ranch without cattle, horses, cows – but sagebrush and mountain bikes?) pushing Reagan-like conservatism, set the stage for President Obama with his corrupt, incompetent, big-spending cronyism. Now it is time that the party swing back to basics – smaller government , stronger defense, and reduced spending on non-essentials. And while big bucks influence the direction in the Republican party, the very same thing can be said about the Democrats, especially where the socialist/communist unions like the SEIU are driving the agenda.) 

Ironically, so says Frank Luntz, a top Republican consultant and campaign guru. (Guru my ass. Here is a market researcher who reads the tea leaves of a “dialed-in” focus group. He techniques and methodology is not new, unique, and certainly is not infallible. He is a man who deals in the political exploitation of language for effectiveness. Not exactly a reliable source when it comes to actual non-focus group analysis of political philosophy.) 

Earlier this week, Luntz told a group of college students at the University of Pennsylvania that Limbaugh and his fellow right-wing talk-radio cult leaders are "problematic" for the Republican Party because they're responsible for the stark polarization within the party. ( This is the height of hypocrisy as it is well-known that the progressives deliberately create cohorts of victims via segmentation and then make promises to each group in return for their support, money and votes. Deeply polarizing the entire country – not just a party. Limbaugh and his cohorts are mirrors in which those who agree nod approvingly. Part of the discussion --  discussion feared by the left.)

In a secret recording of his comments, Luntz can be heard saying that, "And they get great ratings, and they drive the message, and it's really problematic. And this is not on the Democratic side. It's only on the Republican side...[inaudible]. [Democrats have] got every other source of news on their side. And so that is a lot of what's driving it. If you take—Marco Rubio's getting his ass kicked. Who's my Rubio fan here? We talked about it. He's getting destroyed! By Mark Levin, by Rush Limbaugh, and a few others. He's trying to find a legitimate, long-term effective solution to immigration that isn't the traditional Republican approach, and talk radio is killing him. That's what's causing this thing underneath. And too many politicians in Washington are playing coy." (First, leave it to the left to characterize the recording of a public presentation as “secret” to give it more weight. Second, Marco Rubio was taken to task by talk radio for advancing the agenda of the progressives; albeit a little more slowly than they liked. He was every bit a RINO (Republican In Name Only) as those other aisle-hopping RINOs, John McCain and Lindsey Graham who shill for the progressive agenda as alleged moderates. Marco Rubio is the Republican Obama – smart, telegenic, well-spoken – but leaning left. I, myself, have proposed better solutions to immigration than the gang of eight.)

Basically, Luntz was saying that the right-wing media and its cult following are not serving the national political debate and not helping the Republican Party widen its appeal beyond its declining base of aging boomer cultists. (No what Luntz appears to be saying is that a large segment of the audience is not buying the traditional bullshit of those that purport to have control of the Republican Party and thus represent a clear and present danger to the democrats should their viewpoint on smaller government, less taxes, less spending, and more freedom prevail. Yes, the baby boomers are aging – but the younger generation can see what a mess has been made by the democrat party, especially in the area of employment and job-killing environmentalism and Obamacare.)

But no matter what Luntz says, Limbaugh and the rest of his right-wing media pals will continue to rally their followers, and continue to vilify those who dare think otherwise. (And, what is wrong with that position in America? Why should Americans march in lockstep with the progressives towards the abyss of socialism, larger government, more taxes, fewer jobs – and, less chances of surviving with degraded healthcare options? It is not vilification to point out dishonesty and hypocrisy unless you are doing it to a progressive agenda. Consider that Obama and his fellow travelers, including Hillary Clinton, not only adore Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, but they have a deep history of vilifying their enemies – and in Hillary’s case, those who accused Bill Clinton of being a rapist and sexual predator. And, who cares what Frank Luntz thinks as he is every bit a man for hire as is Karl Rove, Dick Morris, and James Carville.)

They will continue to paint President Obama as America's anti-hero, using terms like "socialist" and "Muslim" to further scare their cult followers into seeing things their way. (There is little or no doubt in my mind that Obama’s past associations, training, and actions paint him as a socialist. As for being a Muslim, that was his early religion and his actions definitively define him as being pro-Muslim. He may claim to be a Christian – but I strongly believe it is the same type of anti-white, anti-America, anti-Jew Christianity found in his spiritual mentor for 20-plus years, Reverend Jeremiah Wright. A pastor who also espoused the socialist/communist Black Liberation Theology.)

The good news is that there are still some semblances of a normal, and non-cult media in America. (This is an outright lie. The mainstream media – with the exception of Fox – marches in lockstep with the progressives. The mainstream media has sacrificed its journalistic integrity in favor of progressive activism. And, do not for a moment, confuse commentators who give their “opinion” with news people who are supposed to be bias-free. See the progressive bias in the mainstream news media, and the impact of non-mainstream cable and talk radio fades somewhat into the background conversation as multiple millions are brainwashed by the political content in both news and entertainment. Thank you Aaron Sorkin – a great writer, but also a big-time progressive.)

Unlike the right-wing media, real media – and even progressive media – is not cult-like. It talks about ideas that are widely accepted (social safety net, clean environment, nondiscrimination, a solid middle class), and that are not in conflict with the rest of society. (This is utter bullshit. Look at the Constitution’s guarantee for equality under the law and ask yourself why the progressives are making laws for “classes” of people in a theoretically classless society. Why should their be affirmative action? Why should a gay murder be prosecuted differently that a regular murder? How can you make public policy that serves a political class based on nothing more than a speculative hypothesis that demands faith-based speculation be accepted over fact-based science? Everybody wants clean air, clean water, proper sanitation – so why do the progressives give a pass to gross polluters, allowing them to purchase government-sanctioned indulgences to pollute and kill the local population in return for planting trees in a mysterious and mythical rainforest.) 

It's not based on fear or faith. It's based on facts. And it respects other beliefs and ideas, instead of vilifying them. (This is an absolute lie. Both sides use fear and faith – whatever it takes – to push their respective agendas forward. And, it is an outright lie that the left respects other beliefs and ideas – just ask the Republicans in Congress who were not allowed to draft, amend or modify the abomination known as Obamacare. As for fear and facts, one merely look at the global warming hoax which is full of fear and short on facts.)

And perhaps, most importantly, real media doesn't fear or hate our government, and certainly doesn't suggest we should be armed and ready to attack our own government. (There is no such thing as real media as the progressives try to prove each time they attack or attempt to delegitimize Fox. And, why should the “real,” also known as the progressively-biased mainstream media fear or hate out government when they are mostly Sympatico with its direction and beliefs. But, notice how the author has stated the proposition as if the opposition – the “false” media fears and hates out government instead of just pointing out the dangerous dishonesty and hypocrisy -- trying to rid it of socialist/communist ideologues and corrupt self-interests.)

Sadly, that cult is coming dangerously close to having complete control over the Republican Party and much of the political discourse in our country. (here is another outright lie. The media does not control the party, it is the big-money special interests that exert real control via their corrupt politicians. To say or believe anything different is a disingenuous distraction.)

Thankfully, people are waking up and recognizing the far right-wing media for what it is: a cult. (One could say the same thing about the people waking up to learn that our government has been infiltrated by socialists and communists who want to turn America into a democratic socialist state – much like the worker’s paradises found in Cuba, Venezuela and elsewhere.

Thom Hartmann is an author and nationally syndicated daily talk show host. His newest book is The Thom Hartmann Reader.  Source: The Right Wing Cult Machine Exposed | Alternet

Bottom line …

For the most part, the traditional mainstream media has been disintermediated by talk radio, cable television and the interwebs; where you can plainly see the spin being placed on news stories by comparing multiple sources with the click of a mouse or the flick of the wrist. Thom Hartmann is among the most popular liberal talk show hosts in America, ranking alongside Alan Colmes, a righteously uber-liberal that buys the socialist package.

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People listen to these talk-show hosts because the truth resonates with them to some extent. If the progressive message resonated, perhaps some of the more articulate liberals would be in the top spot. Hartmann is a smart former conservative who experienced a conversion to liberalism, some say for commercial reasons. In any event, his article is little more than a self-serving propaganda piece on behalf of the progressives who are destroying traditional American values and our society in general.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



EMERGENCY NOTICE FOR APRIL 30TH, 2013 IN MASSACHUSETTS: WE NEED A CONSERVATIVE TO REPLACE UBER-LIBERAL SENATOR JOHN KERRY IN MASSACHUSETTS – ACT NOW!

There is no doubt in my mind that Massachusetts’ progressive politicians, Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Barney Frank, and Elizabeth “Tonto” Warren have wreaked havoc on the nation with their destructive anti-America public policies in finance, environmentalism, Obamacare, and have disadvantaged our economy. Now  is the time to elect a constitutional conservative to replace former Senator and now Secretary of State John Kerry as he kisses the assets of our enemies and disrespects our allies. I believe that former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan is that man.

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US Attorney Michael J. Sullivan, who became Massachusetts' top federal law enforcement official a week after 9/11, plans to resign at midnight Sunday in anticipation of President Obama nominating a successor later this year.

But the timing is a surprise because the committee has not yet recommended three or four finalists, and several legal observers say it could be months before Obama nominates a successor and the Senate confirms the individual. 

During his tenure, he has been credited with building a nationally renowned healthcare fraud unit that has recovered more than $4 billion in Medicare and Medicaid money, much of it from pharmaceutical companies prosecuted for marketing drugs for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. <Source>

Lloyd Marcus, Chairman of Conservative Campaign Committee was kind enough to share Sullivan’s latest column  …

Will The Bombing Victims Take a Back Seat?

Talk about Yogi Berra's famous line, “It's deja vu all over again”, have you noticed the similarity in how the mainstream media is portraying suspected marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the way they portrayed Trayvon Martin? In both cases, the media blasted a much younger angelic photo of each young man, in essence, misrepresenting who they were at the times of their suspected crimes.

Dzhokhar received his Miranda warning and lawyered up with appointed federal public defenders. Liberals are all over the airways and the internet working to soften Dzhokhar's image, calling him a kid and a confused victim of his older brother and an unfriendly America. At the earliest, Dzhokhar's trial will be a year from now.

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My concern is that by the time Dzhokhar goes on trial, the mainstream media/the Left will have made his trial all about America's Islamophobia, racism and policies which have caused the world to hate us – forgetting about justice for those who lost life and limb because of the bombing.

Remember what happened in the OJ trial? OJ's attorneys, praised by the Left, masterfully changed the subject of his trial from being about a man almost beheading his wife and the mother of his children to being about America's history of racism against blacks. Remarkably, sympathy and justice for Nicole Brown Simpson somehow got lost in the shuffle of left-wing political narrative.

I foresee a strong possibility of a similar outrageous tragic scenario happening to the victims of suspected terrorist Dzhokhar; murdered were 8 year old Martin Richards, Krystle Marie Campbell – 29, Lu Lingzi – 23 and 27 year old Officer Sean Collier who was shot in the head execution-style while sitting in his patrol car. Fourteen people lost all or part of a limb. Two hundred and fifty people were injured.    

 

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As I stated, the mainstream media are well on their way instilling the narrative that we must understand and sympathize with the 19-year-old suspected terrorist. We must not allow the victims of the Boston bombing to be relegated to background players, cast as mere collateral damage of the Left's golden opportunity to sell their narrative that America is always the “bad guy”at fault – the greatest source of evil in the world.

But the American people can ultimately be the fly in the Left's ointment; demanding justice and giving voice to the victims. For if we are to ensure that tragedies like this are not repeated we as a society must make clear that we will hold perpetrators of such heinous acts accountable.

On April 30th, voters will have the opportunity to fill John Kerry's vacated U.S. Senate seat (traditionally held by Democrats who have a history of trying to appease the forces of evil) with a strong law-and-order Conservative Republican who knows how to deal with terrorists, conservative Republican Michael Sullivan.

Sullivan is a former U.S. Attorney who took a tough stance prosecuting terrorists including the infamous shoe-bomber, Richard Reid. Sullivan has been the Fox News channel's go-to-guy for how best to deal with Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, because he's shown how justice can and should ultimately prevail for the people of a free society.

Serious about dealing with our enemies, Michael Sullivan wants to revoke Dzhokar Tsarnaev's September 11, 2012 citizenship.

After making false statements under oath and committing these acts of terror against our nation and its citizens, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has renounced any alleged loyalty to our country and has forfeited the gift of U.S. citizenship our great nation has bestowed upon him,” Sullivan continued. “It should be revoked as quickly as the law allows.”  Watch the Fox film clip here.

That's what I am talking about folks; enough with playing games and pandering to evil enemies who seek to callously maim and kill innocent Americans.

National security and punishing enemy combatants are more reasons why Michael Sullivan must win the April 30th primary to be the Republican nominee in the June special election in Massachusetts to fill Kerry's vacated U.S. Senate seat.

A year or more from now when Dzhokhar goes on trial, emotions will have cooled, the shock, pain and outrage will have lessened – memories and tributes to the victims will have faded. By then, much of the mainstream media will have transformed Dzhokhar into the poster boy for everything that the Left believes is wrong with America.

Will the victims of the Boston bombing suffer the same lack of justice as murdered Nicole Brown Simpson; reduced to B-roll footage for the spectacle of Dzhokhar's trial in which the Left drives home their narrative that America sucks? Will there be someone unswayed by the Left's narrative who will be the victim's hero – remembering and seeking justice for murdered Americans and those whose lives were devastatingly changed forever due to the cruelty of suspected bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?

Michael Sullivan has proven himself up for the challenge – an advocate for the bombing victims as well as being strongly committed to protecting all Americans in our increasingly dangerous world. America needs U.S. Senator Micheal Sullivan.

Sullivan's opponent, former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez, tried to strong-arm the Massachusett's Govenor to appoint him as the interim Senator to have two democrats negotiating at the table ... 

I supported President Obama in 2008. I strongly believe this appointment would be good for the Democrats as well since it is in everyone’s interest to have two parties at the table negotiating. . . . Two main issues that will dominate the political discussion during this appointment will be Immigration Reform and Gun Control. Given my Latino and Navy SEAL background, I have credibility to contribute thoughtfully on these issues. I support the positions that President Obama has taken on these issues and you can be assured I will keep my word and work on these issues as I have promised.

This is a great testimonial for a reason to elect Michael Sullivan as Massachusett's next Senator ... to bring independence and expertise to the office.

Bottom line …

I find that Sullivan's comments about the Boston terrorist, Tsarnaev resonate with what I believe. The terrorist deserves to lose his citizenship and be treated like an enemy combatant. For reasons only known to Attorney General Eric Holder, Holder halted the collection of vital intelligence – perhaps protecting the Obama’s pro-Muslim friends, name those in Saudi Arabia. We need a Senator that knows the law, knows how prosecutors work – and most of all, is a conservative patriotic American that can hold Obama and his fellow travelers to account.

Take a look at Sullivan’s candidacy and see if you can help turn Massachusetts and our foundering America around – one Senator at a time.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



Financial Corruption: Progressive Democrats Plan to Cripple the Consumer Credit Rating Business?

It is one thing for the democrats to promote fiscal policies which disadvantage the financial industry to pursue a political policy – such as relaxing the sound mortgage underwriting criteria to allow people who could not afford a new car to purchase a home worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. With the resulting end game being the liar’s loan: no verification of income, assets or employment. But, it is far a different thing to disadvantage every credit grantor in the United States by deliberately gutting the effectiveness of the consumer credit reporting agencies.

It appears that Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee and a number or her corrupt radical socialist cohorts (Watt, Meeks, Clay, Lynch, Ellison, Himes, Peters, Foster, and Markey) have introduced House Resolution H.R. 1767 to be known as the “The Medical Debt Responsibility Act of 2013.” Basically, the act will  require consumer reporting agencies to remove any information related to fully paid or settled medical debt from a consumer’s credit report within 45 days.

By altering a consumer’s credit history, it becomes next to impossible to adjust lending rates to reflect the actual risk being assumed by the lender. By removing evidence of settlements rather than payments in full, lenders cannot determine if the consumer has an adequate history of meeting their obligations.

According to the media release put out by Waters, medical credit information should be removed from a consumer’s report a soon as it is paid or otherwise settled, perhaps by a full or partial “write-off.” Since some medical debt is reoccurring, depending on the consumer’s condition or family medical needs, this information could be of some use in the credit-granting decision based on the likelihood of continuing income and future expenses. Waters is also seeking review of the third-party medical financing market.

Bottom line …

With the unknown fiscal impact of Obamacare and the probability that medical insurance rates will skyrocket while certain coverages are denied and delayed, perhaps it is necessary for the progressive democrats to seek further control over the financing of medical care – and to avoid further screwing the consumer when those who will need to finance the additional life-saving costs deny medical loans because of a dodgy history of paying their medical bills.

Any legislation will be severely impacted by industry lobbyists who will care out exceptions, exemptions and loopholes to insure that the only one screwed is the American taxpayer/consumer. You cannot trust either Maxine Waters or the progressive democrats with the financial health of our nation. They were behind the mortgage meltdown, the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac debacle and a host of other anti-consumer legislation in the guise of helping the “little people,” the poor, women and minorities.

It is time to remember how Maxine Waters’ mentor Barney Frank helped her with the little problem of seeking preferential treatment for a minority bank (where her husband has an interest) to allow them to use worthless Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac stock to collateralize a TARP bail-out to shore up their capital requirements to stave off severe regulatory problems and potential insolvency.

-- steve

Reference …

OneUnited Bank had to write off more than $50 million when its investments in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac stock "became virtually worthless after the government takeover, which wiped out shareholder value". In 2010 the bank was at the center of a House ethics investigation involving U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters who set up meetings to assist the bank while her family had a financial interest in the institution at which her husband served as a director from 2004 until 2008. <Source>

The equally corrupt Barney Frank told Waters to leave it alone and that he would take care of the matter. She disobeyed him and went ahead anyway. The years-long ethics charge simply went away.


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS



All Star Celebrity Apprentice: The oddly different Gary Busey is fired; leaving me to wonder why LG Electronics would trust Trump with their brand image?

I might be overly cynical, but Penn Jillette letting Gary Busey deal with a technological product seems to me to be a setup for failure. There is nothing remarkable about this episode other than the plastic-faced Joan Rivers providing “proof of life” when the segment was taped. It’s shaping up like a three way race between Trace Adkins, Lil John, and Penn Jillette.


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS