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Gun Control: Progressive lies and other Projections ...

Id the media were not in the tank for the progressives, perhaps that they would honestly report that 90% of the gun-related violence comes from criminal activities and minorities in gang-infested inner cities which they control. Inner cities with some of the most stringent gun control laws in the United States. Inner cities where crazies and criminals ignore the laws and kill each other. Perhaps a more honest look at gun-related violence would be to classify the statistics: people who died by their own hand (suicides), people involved in confrontations with law enforcement, people who died during the commission of a crime with a break-out for the minorities and inner cities.   

Conservative Columnist Says Gun Violence Isn't a Priority -- Even Though Gun Deaths Projected to Outnumber Auto Deaths by 2015

If current projections hold, for the first time modern American history more people will die in 2015 from gun violence than will be killed in automobile accidents.

Meanwhile, nearly 20,000 Americans kill themselves each year using firearms, amidst an escalating suicide rate. And as Bloomberg News recently reported, the financial cost of U.S. gun violence in terms of lost work, medical care, insurance, court costs, and pain and suffering amounted to nearly $175 billion in 2010.  Source: Conservative Columnist Says Gun Violence Isn't a Priority -- Even Though Gun Deaths Projected to Outnumber Auto Deaths by 2015 | Alternet

About those “Bloomberg” statistics …

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This graph, offered in the context of a gun-control debate is meaningless. Especially since the up-tick in gun-related violence can be related to the up-tick in violent inner city conflicts involving minorities as well as the uptick in suicides brought about by the political mismanagement and interference with our domestic economy.

Bottom line …

As long as corrupt politicians continue to pander to minorities in orgasms of political correctness, multi-culturalism, and moral equivalency – and as long as corrupt politicians do not seem to care that crazies and criminals do not respect gun control laws – disarming law-abiding citizens only creates a bigger pool of victims for the crazies and criminals.

There is no way that law enforcement authorities can be everywhere they are needed, when they are needed. That the progressives refuse to advise battered women, especially those with children, about using firearms for self-protection, is tantamount to condemning women and children to death.

In the final analysis, you are responsible for your own survival and safety. It is your God-given right and even acknowledged in our Constitution. I can understand why politicians – especially those who are corrupt and involved in pandering to the special interests – want people disarmed. Pretty much why they walk around with armed guards. Because they know they are doing something wrong and are afraid to face the consequences. How much better might it be if politicians were not granted personal protection? You might see a whole different attitude regarding corruption and gun control.

If the local, state, and the federal government were really interested in human rights and the sanctity of life, they would abolish all gun restrictions except for crazies and criminals and allow those in the inner cities to protect themselves against the domestic terrorists we call gangs.

-- 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



JIHAD IN CALIFORNIA: ENEMIES OF OUR CONSTITUTION CONTINUE TO INFILTRATE OUR GOVERNMENT, EDUCATION, AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS

Is the U.S. Constitution a suicide pact?

Our enemies walk free among us, with the right to foment dissent and spread disinformation, with little fear that the authorities will take action. So there should be little or no surprise that our enemies use our Constitution as a weapon against us, insuring their freedom to promote their twisted ideologies while they deny their followers basic human rights, including the freedom of religion and the freedom to even comment on their religious leaders.

How politically correct …

Like the progressive white guilt that saw an incompetent, unprepared, and inexperienced black man elected to the nation’s highest office, progressives fall all over themselves proving how tolerant they are by allowing our enemies to walk through the front door – perhaps to bring Middle Eastern Jihad to California’s golden shores. 

Islamic Supremacist Nominated as UC Student Regent

A UC Berkeley senior who is a venomous supporter of the jihad against Israel and member of several Islamic supremacist groups with links to jihad terror has been nominated to become the University of California student regent for the 2014-15 academic year.

The student regent participates in a board that sets policies for the entire University of California system, which consists of ten campuses throughout the state. Sadia Saifuddin is expected to be confirmed as student regent by the full Board of Regents next month.

The hijabbed Saifuddin would be the first Muslim student regent. “My faith,” she explained, “is a big part of my life. What I love the most about Islam is that it preaches tolerance and love, which is the reason that I have close friends and networks outside of the Muslim community as well.”

Yet Saifuddin’s record at UC-Berkeley is hardly one of tolerance and love. She co-sponsored a BDS resolution in the Berkeley student Senate, calling on the entire University of California system to divest companies that do business with Israel, based on the spurious premise that Israel is “occupying” Palestinian territory.

Saifuddin, a member of both Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the Muslim Students Association (MSA), also spearheaded “A Resolution Condemning Islamophobic Hate Speech at the University of California,” which the student Senate passed unanimously. Saifuddin herself wrote the resolution, which claimed that “since September 11, 2001, Islamophobia has become the latest ‘hazing’ technique across the United States and has created a chilling effect for Muslims, Arabs, and South Asians in their communities, work-environments, and campuses,” and that “according to a Gallup Study, 60% of of [sic] Muslim Americans say that Muslims face prejudice from Americans.”

In fact, the very concept of “Islamophobia”  is a blunt instrument in the hands of Islamic supremacists, designed to intimidate non-Muslims into thinking that resisting jihad terror is “hateful.” And reality does not back up its existence: the British journalist Brendan O’Neill gave the truth behind such claims in the Telegraph last April, in the wake of the Boston Marathon jihad bombings:

In the years since 9/11, the American public has been admirably tolerant towards Muslim communities. According to federal crime stats collected by the FBI, in 2009 there were 107 anti-Muslim hate crimes; in a country of 300 million people that is a very low number. In 2010, a year of great terrorism panic following the attempt by Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad to detonate a car bomb in Times Square in NYC, there were 160 anti-Muslim hate crimes. In 2011, there were 157. To see how imaginary the Islamophobic mob is, consider a state like Texas, fashionably mocked as a backward Hicksville full of Fox News-watching morons: there are 420,000 Muslims in Texas, yet in 2011 there were only six anti-Muslim hate crimes there. It simply isn’t true that mad racist Yanks are biting at the bit to attack Muslims.

No actual hate crimes are ever justified. In light of her hysterical exaggeration of the supposed “climate of hate” against Muslims in America since 9/11, however, clearly Saifuddin is joining Islamic supremacist advocacy groups such as the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in using hate crimes to deflect attention from the reality of jihad activity and bully Americans into thinking that it is wrong and bigoted to oppose jihad terror and Islamic supremacism. Hamas-linked CAIR and other Muslims have not hesitated to fabricate “hate crimes.” CAIR and other groups like it want and need hate crimes against Muslims, because they can use them for political points and as weapons to intimidate people into remaining silent about the jihad threat.

Saifuddin’s resolution makes clear its objective to stymie counter-terror efforts when it complains that “Muslim students have been targeted for surveillance by the FBI in Orange County, who said that they are paying particular attention to Muslim students at UC Irvine and UCLA,” and that “this surveillance is occurring on the East Coast as well, with the New York Police Department surveillance of Muslim students at Yale, Columbia, Syracuse, Rutgers, New York University, and Brooklyn College.” It asserts that “these racist and selective surveillance procedures are justified by figures in mainstream media, such as David Horowitz, who defines the core mission of the MSA to ‘advance the Islamic Jihad against the Jews and Christians of the Middle East, and ultimately against the United States.’”

Benjamin noted that the UCSC CJP and affiliated SJP groups on other UC campuses, inspired by Saifuddin’s claims, have

waged a virulent and harmful campaign to assassinate my character that includes: posting and promoting a defamatory on-line petition accusing me of racism and censorship and calling on you to condemn me; widely posting defamatory flyers about me on the UCSC campus; launching over a dozen videos about me on YouTube that wrongfully accuse me of being “hateful,” “dangerous,” and “Islamophobic”; instructing SJP students UC-wide to fill out hate/bias reports against me on their respective campuses; passing libelous resolutions condemning me for my “inflammatory, hateful, and racist assumptions” in the UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, and UC Irvine student senates; and, perhaps most egregiously, appearing to collaborate with groups sympathetic to terrorists (e.g. the International Solidarity Movement) and associated on-line publications (e.g. Electronic Intifada and Mondoweiss) to more widely circulate these defamatory materials about me.

As a result, Benjamin told Yudof, “the CJP/SJP’s targeted and well-orchestrated campaign of intimidation, harassment, and defamation has caused me to feel real concern for my safety and my ability to carry out my responsibilities as a faculty member at UCSC.” Even worse, “the disturbing message these students are sending with their actions is that anyone who attempts to speak out against campus antisemitism, as I have, will be vilified, harassed, intimidated, and bullied into silence.” That harassment includes the fact that two student senators at Saifuddin’s UC Berkeley campus “who voted against the SJP-sponsored divestment resolution were allegedly subject to ‘death threats and vitriolic accusations.’”

This climate of harassment is in large part the responsibility of Sadia Saifuddin. That the UC Board of Regents would reward her and legitimize her vilification of Israel and all foes of jihad is unconscionable. But given the low state of American academia today, it is not at all surprising. Read more at: Islamic Supremacist Nominated as UC Student Regent | FrontPage Magazine

If you think radicalization cannot happen in the United States, here is Orange County’s Adam Ghadan  …

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Bottom line …

And, lest you not forget, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood President, Mohamed Morsi, lived in Southern California and received his PhD from USC. It is time we stop training our enemies and providing a comfortable home for their propagandists and provocateurs.

Why the University of California Regents would allow a known troublemaker with an anti-America, anti-Jew viewpoint to assume a respected role in university life is beyond me. It is almost as if they are wishing that further politicizing the student body will serve their progressive agenda.

Enough is enough. We need to remove stupid, blind, and corrupt politicians from office – including their appointees who appear to be pro-Muslim and anti-America. Muslims who are using our own laws to classify any criticism of their toxic and intolerant religion as hate speech.

-- 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



CALIFORNIA DRIVERS: SUNDAY JUNE 30, 2013 -- GAS UP TODAY BECAUSE CALIFORNIA GAS TAX WILL BE THE HIGHEST IN THE NATION!

Start saving your spare change.The dishonest bastards in the California State legislature have wasted billions of dollars or crazy projects for their special interest friends and need continually increasing revenues to support the public employee unions that are bleeding us dry and pushing the formerly golden state of California towards bankruptcy in the finest socialist fashion.

THE CALIFORNIA GAS EXCISE TAX WILL INCREASE BY 3.5 CENTS MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013!

You might ask yourself where does the money go – because we can plainly see it is not going into repairing or replacing our crumbling roads and other infrastructure. Perhaps it is going to the high-speed bullet train that is a joke as it goes nowhere of interest and will never achieve the designed speeds using existing track? It is a boondoggle to support politicians, their cronies, and the special interests.

And if you think mass transit is the answer, ask the poor saps in Northern California who are sweating out a strike by the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) transit workers at the very same time the tax increase becomes effective. There is no chance any state-wide mass transit project will turn a profit – because the unions will suck up any operating surplus. Unlikely, as how many people want to go to Central California in the summer – or any time for that matter?  Any why spend billions of dollars expanding and interconnecting commuting lines?

The illegal alien express …

Bottom line …

Enough is enough. The environmental movement has been infiltrated by socialists and communists who are using our own laws against us. Including the unions that are bleeding us dry with billions in unfunded pension liabilities as the state legislature continues to spend, spend, and spend some more.

Time to throw the California legislature out – the socialist democrats and the republicans who support them.

-- 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



CANADIAN PROGRESSIVES USE DISASTER TO CONFISCATE GUNS AND FORCE REGISTRATION? CAN IT HAPPEN IN THE USA? ANYONE REMEMBER KATRINA?

What the hell is happening in Canada, a nation that accepts many immigrants without a thorough screening and is thought to be a significant vector for terrorists and others wanting to enter the United States? While the Canadians do not operate under our Constitution ideals with a Second Amendment, it is still shocking to believe that the Canadian authorities would confiscate weapons from locked and secured homes during a natural disaster.

Anger growing in High River as residents press officials for re-entry plan  

In the community hardest hit by massive floods that have kept much of southern Alberta in a state of emergency, anger among the uprooted is growing – even as the town promised it will announce a plan Friday to start allowing High River residents back home.

Large swaths of the town are still under water from the flood that hit June 20, and High River remains under a mandatory evacuation order, preventing residents from picking up possessions or evaluating the damage to their homes. On Thursday, the RCMP’s decision to seize firearms from homes outraged a number of town residents who confronted police.

“Now what they’re doing is looking for firearms and ammunition. How do they have the right to do that? What does that have to do with the disaster?” said business owner Brenda Lackey, who wants to return home because she doesn’t believe her house is affected by the flood.

Ms. Lackey recounted how residents gathered Thursday at an RCMP barricade where a spike belt had been laid. When they were told the news about the guns, she said she told the RCMP they were trampling on her rights. “This is martial law. What has happened to our country?” she said in an interview.

However, RCMP Sergeant Patricia Neely said the guns will all be returned. “Firearms that were unsafely stored in plain sight were seized for safekeeping,” she said.

Town officials also said they would lay out a detailed re-entry plan for the town’s 13,000 residents by Friday. Residents will be allowed back in stages as areas are deemed safe. Source: Anger growing in High River as residents press officials for re-entry plan - The Globe and Mail

Unsafely stored? How does that explain “forced entry?”

PMO urges RCMP to ‘focus on more important tasks’ after High River gun seizures

The Prime Minister’s Office says it expects any guns seized from homes in the evacuated town of High River will be returned to their owners as soon as possible.

“We believe the RCMP should focus on more important tasks such as protecting lives and private property,” press secretary Carl Vallée told the National Post in an email. The RCMP revealed Thursday that officers had seized a “substantial” number of firearms from homes in flood-ravaged High River, about 37 kilometres south Calgary.

“We just want to make sure that all of those things are in a spot that we control, simply because of what they are,” said Sgt. Brian Topham. “People have a significant amount of money invested in firearms … so we put them in a place that we control and that they’re safe.”

“I find that absolutely incredible” that they have the right to go into a person’s home and take their “belongings,” said resident Brenda Lackey, after learning Mounties have been securing residents’ guns. “When people find out about this there’s going to be untold hell to pay.”

“This is the reason the U.S. has the right to bear arms,” said Charles Timpano, pointing to the group of Mounties. He did confirm that officers relied on forced entry to get into numerous houses during the early stages of the flood because of an “urgent need.” Topham said the confiscated firearms had been inventoried and were secure at an RCMP detachment. He was not at liberty to say how many firearms had been confiscated. “We have seized a large quantity of firearms simply because they were left by residents in their places,” said Topham.

The guns will be returned to owners after residents are allowed back in town and they provide proof of ownership, Topham added.  Source: PMO after High River gun seizures: ‘Focus on more important tasks’ | Canada | News | National Post

I am willing to bet that many of these residents may have lost the papers required to prove ownership and the guns will be confiscated or abandons. I am also willing to bet that sloppy records will also contribute to the problem of illegally confiscated private property.

Bottom line …

Canada has been a great ally of the United States, even if their immigration procedures are somewhat lax. I hate to see the progressives fundamentally alter their country and become another pawn in the march of international socialism.

This is yet another demonstration of the clear and present danger progressive democrats pose to our nation’s safety and security. Perhaps, why Obama and his fellow travelers appear to be bungling all of their domestic and foreign policies – to convey an advantage to those who do not wish American and her legal citizens well.

-- 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



ARE THE DEMOCRATS PLANNING TO USE OBAMACARE PROVISION TO PROVIDE HEALTHCARE TO “LEGAL” ILLEGAL-ALIENS?

Medical Justice for everyone employed and “paying taxes?”  

Complications in legislation may look like unintended consequences, but when the democrats wrote Obamacare behind closed doors, with no republican input, and no provision for amendments, one believes they were looking for the day when they could use the provisions of Obamacare to extend government control into every facet of American life.

So it might be reasonable to expect that the democrats knew that one provision of Obamacare would severely impact small businesses with approximately fifty to one hundred workers. Seemingly giving an incentive to employers to hire the now “legalized” illegal aliens to avoid a fine of $3,000 or more. Encouraging employers to consider turning full-time employees into part-time employees, outsourcing, or simply making do with fewer people.

It is also reasonable to expect that the democrats may mount another one of their “justice” initiatives to remove the incentive by allowing “legalized” illegal aliens access to healthcare so employers avoid penalties.

Bad by design? 

Lawmakers still have not resolved a problem …

With the Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill set for a procedural vote later Tuesday, lawmakers still have not resolved a thorny problem under which the bill would effectively encourage employers to hire newly legalized immigrants over American citizens as a way of avoiding Obamacare’s taxes.

Under the existing Senate immigration bill, immigrants who have been in the United States illegally can obtain a provisional legal status after paying fines and meeting certain preconditions. But this population would have to wait at least 13 years to be able to obtain full citizenship, and it isn’t until then that they could qualify for government benefits such as Obamacare.

The problem arises when this rule interacts with another provision of Obamacare – the employer mandate. Starting in January, businesses with 50 or more employees who don’t offer workers health insurance that the federal government deems acceptable must pay a penalty if at least one of their workers obtains insurance on a new government-run exchange. The penalty is up to $3,000 per worker.

This means if the immigration bill becomes law, some employers could effectively face incentives of hundreds of thousands of dollars to hire newly legalized immigrants over American citizens, because the immigrant workers would not qualify for Obamacare benefits.

As the implementation of Obamacare approaches, there have been many news reports about companies considering cutting back full-time workers to part-time, or taking other actions to get around the mandate penalties. The immigration bill would offer employers another way out –hiring fewer American citizens and more immigrants with provisional legal status.

It’s not surprising that this unintended consequence hasn’t yet been resolved, because there’s no easy fix. One way of eliminating the problem would be to get rid of the employer mandate in Obamacare altogether – which would be a non-starter for Democrats. The other way would be to give noncitizen immigrants with provisional status access to Obamacare’s benefits – which would destroy any hopes of garnering Republican votes.  Source: Immigration and Obamacare’s employer mandate | WashingtonExaminer.com

 Is this another 1000+ page bill that will no be read by legislators before voting?

On Tuesday, THE WEEKLY STANDARD asked five U.S. senators about this problem, and none of them knew if it was a problem. "We're trying to solve that right now. I don't know if that's been solved," Senator Max Baucus of Montana (chief author of Obamacare) told THE WEEKLY STANDARD.

"I don't know. I'd have to look at it closely," said Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania. "I just haven't read it that closely to know." Source: 68 Senators Vote to Create Incentive for Employers to Hire Amnestied Immigrants Over U.S. Citizens | The Weekly Standard

Another mega-bill reminiscent of Nancy Pelosi’s “We need to pass health care bill to find out what's in it.”?

Rubio’s staff is suspect …

An unnamed staffer for Sen. Marco Rubio has caused the latest stir over the immigration bill by telling the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza that, “There are American workers who, for lack of a better term, can’t cut it…There shouldn’t be a presumption that every American worker is a star performer.” Rubio himself was quick to explain that the quote did not represent his own views. But in reality, the immigration bill Rubio is pushing, when combined with President Obama’s health care law, would actually do something much worse than make it easier for employers to hire immigrant workers over American citizens – it would provide a massive financial incentive to do so. Source: Obamacare’s tariff on hiring American workers still plagues immigration bill | WashingtonExaminer.com

Scary: Who the hell is Marco Rubio?

Cesar Conda is Marco Rubio’s Chief of Staff. He recently made his Tweets private (protected) so the general public can’t ready them. Cesar Conda has been pushing amnesty for illegals on Twitter and elsewhere as Marco Rubio’s PR agent. 

Conda, who is an immigration lawyer, went to work for George Soros before becoming Rubio’s Chief of Staff. Cesar Conda worked on the editorial advisory board of George Soros magazine, The International Economy Magazine.

Cesar Conda had been spinning lies about the amnesty bill about how illegals wouldn’t get welfare, wait more than 10 years for citizenship, etc. Those lies have been completely debunked.

Another Rubio spokesperson, Alex Conant, recently compared illegal aliens living and working in this country to the institution of slavery.

So now you understand why Marco Rubio is so gung ho for amnesty. He surrounds himself with a George Soros monkey like Cesar Conda and other idiots like Alex Conant. Sad that Rubio is turning to be such a huge disappointment. <Source>

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Bottom line …

There is no other way to say it. Marco Rubio is a RINO (Republican In Name Only), every bit as bad as the other aisle-hopping RINOs like John McCain and Lindsey Graham. HE CANNOT BE TRUSTED!


“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



RINO Jeb Bush proves the GOP is not ready to fight for the nation: planning to give award to Hillary Clinton

With the Northeastern elite liberals in the Rockefeller wing of the GOP pushing the idea of a Jeb Bush Presidency, it becomes crystal clear that Jeb Bush and the GOP are not ready to fight for the American people …

Jeb Bush to give award to Hillary Clinton -- Jeb Bush will present Hillary Clinton with the 2013 Liberty Medal this fall in Philadelphia.

Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida, is chairman of the National Constitution Center, which is giving Clinton the award in honor of her career in public service and her advocacy efforts on behalf of women.

The former secretary of State is considered the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in the next presidential election, but has made no political moves since leaving the Obama administration. Instead, she has focused on charity work through The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

He [Bush]  praised Clinton on Thursday for her service.  “Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy,” Bush said in a statement announcing the award. “These efforts as a citizen, an activist, and a leader have earned Secretary Clinton this year’s Liberty Medal.” Source: Jeb Bush to give award to Hillary Clinton - The Hill's Ballot Box

After Benghazi and Hillary Clinton’s apologizing to the Muslims for an American-made video protected under the First Amendment makes her unsuitable for any award. One, she did not defend America and claim the video was protected under our Constitution and the First Amendment. Two, she shamed America with her apology – and said not one word about the suppression of women’s rights in Islamic nations. And three, there is no evidence that her so-called career in “public service” was not corrupt, self-serving, and marked by scandal – as the First Lady as well as the Secretary of State.

In her own words …

Bottom line …

Perhaps Jeb Bush and the GOP hopes they can ride to victory on a groundswell of anti-Obama sentiment after Obamacare and the recent scandals. But, it is time for the American people to reject corrupt political dynasties where the “family’s business” is exploiting politics for personal, professional, political, and profitable self-advantage.

Jeb Bush is a RINO (Republican in Name Only) and does not represent the conservative approach that is necessary to turn America around. The fact that he would give Hillary Clinton an award – and a favorable media clip – marks a man who has the same “gentlemen’s club attitude” as his father and brother. Not willing to fight for the American people by speaking up and confronting the opposition.

No more Bushes, Clintons, or Kennedys. All cut from the same corrupt liberal mold.

-- 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



A greater truth emerges from Zimmerman trial: state's star witness appears to be an angry, immature, functionally illiterate, racist?

Another disturbing truth has emerged from the George Zimmerman – Trayvon Martin case …

The court appearance and cross-examination of the 19-year-old witness who was the last person to speak to Trayvon Martin has apparently revealed a societal truth. At times, her depositions and testimony point to several untruths and the inescapable conclusion that her version of the events may have been colored by her own prejudices and perceptions.

  • The prosecution’s star witness is a functional illiterate, unable to read.

In a painfully embarrassing moment, Jeantel was forced to admit that she did not write a letter that was sent to Martin's mother describing what she allegedly heard on a phone call with Martin moments before he was shot. It came when West asked her to read the letter aloud in court.

"Are you able to read that at all?" West asked.

Jeantel, head bowed, eyes averted whispered into the court microphone, "Some but not all. I don't read cursive."

It sent a hush through the packed courtroom.

She was unable to read any of the letter save for her name, date and the words "thank you." <Source>

  • The prosecution’s star witness appears to be angry …

The combative exchange was part of her nearly seven hours of testimony over two days. She started the day appearing subdued. Her demeanor was so different from the hostile tone she had towards Zimmerman's lawyer on Wednesday that West asked Jeantel, "You seem so different from yesterday. I'm just checking, did someone talk to last night about your demeanor in court?" <Source>

  • The prosecution’s star witness appears to be a racist …

She is seen as a critical witness to the prosecution because she is the only person able to say that Martin claimed that he noticed a strange man following him and that he was scared. Jeantel said Martin described the stranger as a "creepy ass cracker."

Jeantel, a key prosecution witness in the racially charged trial, testified that she was talking on the phone with Martin when he told her a "creepy ass cracker" was following him. She told defense lawyer Don West that "cracker" is how she referred to white people in her community. <Source>

  • The prosecution’s star witness appears to have a history with partying, drug and alcohol use …

In a late-night scrubbing spree, dozens of embarrassing and incriminating posts were deleted Tuesday evening from the Twitter account of a Florida woman who has been described as a star government witness in the George Zimmerman murder case, The Smoking Gun has learned.

As TSG reported yesterday, Jeantel, pictured above, maintains a Twitter account (@MsRachel_94) to which she has made more than 200 posts over the past five months. Many of the teenager’s tweets referred to drinking, smoking, and getting high. She also made references to Martin’s death, referred to acquaintances as “bitch” and “nigga,” and wrote about having “jackass lawyers on my ass.” <Source>

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Had this language been used by a white person, the progressives in the media would be lining up to declare this person a lying, untrustworthy racist. Hypocritical of the media, to say the least.

Bottom line …

But more disturbing is how an individual managed to get through the school system as a functional illiterate without learning to read, write, and using appropriate English? What is the future for someone who has been clearly disadvantaged by the system and certainly not an individual who will be able to compete in the job market? Is this the face of another young woman destined to hook up with multiple irresponsible men who father numerous babies and fail to support the mother and the children?

Is this another example of the progressive multi-cultural double standard when it comes to dumbing down the societal expectations of minorities and then re-jiggering achievement tests to avoid excoriating the unionized teachers for doing an abysmal job?

Here is a “witness” whose testimony can produce life-altering consequences for George Zimmerman, based on little more that her impressions and characterizations of what Trayvon Martin allegedly told her on the night he died. It will be up to the jury of six women (one black) to decide if she is a credible witness whose testimony is so accurate and compelling as to place George Zimmerman’s future at risk.

This trial will end. And justice will hopefully prevail. But, that is not guaranteed as the progressives have invested a great deal of time and effort making this a case about racial profiling. Ironically, not only did the initial outrage of white-on-black gun violence dissipate when it was determined that Zimmerman is Hispanic; but that the true racists may be Trayvon Martin and Jeantel as they racially characterize and profile the white community.

But, in the final analysis, who is going to hold the teachers and their corrupt unions responsible for this tragedy – allowing a child to go through school without getting an education? Producing yet another decade of functional illiterates who will most likely be employed by the government, become public employee union members, and then inflict their ignorance and prejudices on “We the People?”

It appears to me that Trayvon Martin and his gangsta persona may have brought about his own death. But, it also appears to me that a great disservice has been done to our children, our communities, our states, and our nation – with the taxpayer footing the bill for the continuing corruption between the public employee unions and the school systems who purport to educate our children.

Perhaps it is time to stop engaging in political correctness, multi-culturalism, and more equivalency – and demand results of our teachers, administrators, and politicians. Perhaps it is time to eliminate the revisionist history, political activism, and condom lessons from the classroom and return to the basics of reading, writing, arithmetic, critical thinking, and civics. Realizing that not everyone can or wants to pursue an academic career and providing a vocational track with no societal prejudices for those who choose this alternative path. Perhaps it is time to throw public employee unions out the door and revamp the decaying civil service system. And, at least as school is concerned, no more tolerance for strange names, dress, or Ebonics-like language. We cannot allow the gangsta  hip-hop culture to continue erode our cultural sensibilities.

But, more importantly, someone needs to stage an educational intervention on Jeantel to insure she learns how to read and does not become just another cog in the social services wheel. Perhaps, Jeantel provides us with a portrait of a young person who is even more tragic than Trayvon Martin.

-- steve

Reference Links:

George Zimmerman Witness Can't Say Who Threw First Punch - ABC News


“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



WHAT A DAY ...

With all of the political crap swirling around the bowl, I have decided to take a break. And, I believe that you too should disengage from a political system gone astray as they attempt to hide their scandals and promote their respective agendas. All of which disrespect and disadvantage citizens and consumers.

Time to take a break from the craziness.

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


“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



GOP FAILS PROOF OF LIFE TEST IN MASSACHUSETTS: HACK EDWARD MARKEY WINS OVER FORMER NAVY SEAL GOMEZ

If the GOP could not put a Hispanic former Navy SEAL into an interim Senate position, even when the residency of democrat Markey was questioned, they fail the proof of life test as a viable political party. While Massachusetts is a liberal state, the home of Teddy Kennedy and John Kerry, a moderate Republican, Scott Brown, managed to win the election to replace that corrupt, lecher and killer, Teddy Kennedy. 

What can we learn from this debacle?

  1. You need the financial resources to mount the attack.
  2. You need seasoned campaign managers and strategists.
  3. You need the ground game crew to get out the vote.
  4. You need a message which resonates with the electorate instead of the same old platitudes and positions.
  5. You need to overcome the entitlement society that votes with their pocketbook closed and their hands out.
  6. You need hard-hitting impact saturation advertising.
  7. You cannot beat-up fellow Republicans during the primary, and hope the survivor wins in the shortened general election. Especially when you have provided ammunition to your political enemy.
  8. You need the will to do what ever is necessary to win.

You cannot have a better candidate than a Hispanic former Navy SEAL. But, the message was moderate – “democrat lite” if you will – and worthless. Platitudes about generalities that could not lead to action items.

Dem Rep. Markey wins US Senate election in Mass.  

Longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey defeated Republican political newcomer Gabriel Gomez in a special election on Tuesday for the state's U.S. Senate seat long held by John Kerry, a race that failed to draw the attention that the state's 2010 special Senate election did.

Markey, 66, won the early backing of Kerry and much of the state's Democratic political establishment, which was set on avoiding a repeat of the stunning loss it suffered three years ago, when Republican state Sen. Scott Brown upset Democratic state Attorney General Martha Coakley in the election to replace the late Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Gomez, a 47-year-old businessman and former Navy SEAL, positioned himself as a moderate and Washington outsider who would challenge partisan gridlock, contrasting himself with Markey, who was first elected to the U.S. House in 1976.

With almost all precincts reporting late Tuesday, Markey had 55 percent, or about 629,000 votes, and Gomez had 45 percent, or about 513,000 votes.

Markey, who declared victory two hours after the polls closed, ticked off a slew of legislative priorities. He said he wanted to help spark a "green energy revolution," protect seniors, boost job growth in Massachusetts and ensure young people can attend college without shouldering enormous debt.

Markey, who has served in the state's congressional delegation for 37 years, also emphasized his humble roots in Malden. Markey outspent Gomez throughout the race, and Republicans were unable to match a well-oiled Democratic field organization in an election that saw relatively light turnout in much of the heavily Democratic state.

Markey spent more than $8.6 million on the race through the end of the last reporting period June 5, compared with $2.3 million by Gomez, according to Federal Election Commission records. Outside groups also poured about $6 million into the Markey-Gomez contest, in the absence of an agreement between the candidates akin to one that had kept most outside money out of last year's Warren-Brown race.  Source: News from The Associated Press

Bottom line …

Perhaps, the GOP made a calculation that the money was not worth the effort to achieve a temporary seat, as Markey will face re-election in 2014 in a full congressional election cycle. But, what we would have liked to see is a commitment to build campaign resources. Or is the GOP’s new strategy, abandon all by the high-value races; making upsets the wild card in retaining the House and trying to capture a Senate majority.

Something needs to be done to thwart Obama and his fellow travelers before they destroy the United States. And, the GOP has not convinced me that they are up to the task – or even worse – want to thwart policies that will make some of their special interest supporters wealthier.

-- 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



WHY DON'T THE REPUBLICANS DO MORE TO STOP OBAMA?

Considering the number of mailers I get each time Obama issues an executive order, makes a speech, or is quoted widely, I can only assume that the Republicans do not want to stop Obama because it drive fundraising. And, according to the late California progressive democrat (in the Lyndon Johnson back-room wheeler-dealer mode), Jesse Unruh, “Money is the mother’s milk of politics.”

Hence, it appears that it is not in the Republican’s best interests to thwart Obama’s policies prior to a Congressional election. Besides, it appears that the special interests who support the republicans are making as much money as the democrat special interests. Wait, they are one-in-the-same as profit from public policies and taxpayer funds is bipartisan.

Sort of makes you wonder how ethical and committed the republicans are to America? Or is that just another one of their talking points?

-- 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