See ya Harry, and thanks for the fish…

Now this is very interesting….

The video:

The Story:

WASHINGTON — Senator Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since 2005, will not seek re-election next year, bringing an end to a three-decade congressional career that culminated with his push of President Obama’s ambitious agenda against fierce Republican resistance.

Mr. Reid, 75, who suffered serious eye and facial injuries in a Jan. 1 exercise accident at his Las Vegas home, said he had been contemplating retiring from the Senate for months. He said his decision was not attributable either to the accident or to his demotion to minority leader after Democrats lost the majority in November’s midterm elections.

“I understand this place,” Mr. Reid said. “I have quite a bit of power as minority leader.”

via Harry Reid to Retire From Senate in 2016 – NYTimes.com.

From what I am reading, his seat should be easy to fill for the Democrats. Seeing that the Republican Party has not really come up with a decent candidate. Either way, the guy has been around a long time; and quite frankly, he did keep the crazy wing of the GOP from wrecking too much havoc on the Country.

One thing that I will never forgive that man for; is his and Nancy Pelosi’s writing George W. Bush’s blank checks for the Iraq War. Those hypocritical idiots barked, griped and moaned about the war being lost. However, when it came right down to it; they caved like the little cowards that they were. They never stopped the war, they never even tried. They simply used it as a political wedge issue against the then President.

So, yeah, thanks Harry; thanks for not stopping a war, that most likely made you lots of money — at the price of many young American lives — and for what? Nothing. :mad:

Others: Washington Post, Washington Monthly, Power Line, The Atlantic Online, CNN,JustOneMinute, Talking Points Memo, Hit & Run, US News, Weekly Standard, American Spectator, Bloomberg View, Business Insider, BREITBART.COM, The Week, Lawyers, Guns & Money, Taylor Marsh, Scared Monkeys, Hot Air, RedState, Outside the Beltway, The Daily Caller, Booman Tribune, Daily Kos, FOX News Radio, NPR, Moe Lane, Towleroad News #gay, BuzzFeed, Conservatives4Palin and Balloon Juice (via Memeorandum)

Washington Times: Congress must repeal and replace the Patriot Act

This is very good.

Via The Washington Times:

The Patriot Act was fashioned with good intentions, but it has been dragooned to serve bad purposes. It was enacted during the national panic that followed the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 to protect Americans from the enemy. Now it’s employed by government busybodies to treat Americans themselves as the enemy.

Fed up with the abuse, certain lawmakers on Capitol Hill are pushing legislation to repeal the act. While we share their outrage, repeal without a workable substitute could leave the nation vulnerable to a new generation of evil. There’s surely a solution that preserves safety without trampling liberty. Congress must find it.

{….]

“The natural progress of things,” observed Thomas Jefferson, “is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” Even he couldn’t have imagined a government capable of collecting almost every word written and spoken across the land. An individual’s right to the privacy of his expressed thoughts is his best defense against groupthink, the herd mentality that takes root when the people allow themselves to be hoodwinked by the crafty and the clever. Hillary Clinton’s keeping her emails private in ways others cannot is a reminder that the governing class always tries to figure out how to exempt themselves from the requirements they impose on others.

If Congress thinks the Surveillance State Repeal Act goes too far, as we do, it still must enact reform that restores the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against warrantless searches and respects the distinction between the innocent and the suspicious. The war on terror must never become a war on liberty.

I find it very commendable that the Washington Times is taking a principled stance against the Patriot Act.

Video: One funniest interviews I’ve seen in a long time

This is Bill O’Reilly interviewing Glenn Beck. Now, at first, it’s a little slow. Bill talks about Glenn’s leaving the Republican Party; of which, Glenn back straightens him out on that little matter. Now the towards the end of this video is when the funny stuff starts. Give it a watch, you’ll love it.

With all the depressing news in politics as of late, it’s good to see a little lighthearted humor on Fox News. :D

(Via Bill O’Reilly HQ)

Jonathan Capehart admits that “Hands up, don’t shoot” was based upon a lie

I have to give this man props for being an honest man. It takes a real man to admit that He was wrong.

Getting down to the meat and potatoes via WaPo:

The DOJ report notes on page 44 that Johnson “made multiple statements to the media immediately following the incident that spawned the popular narrative that Wilson shot Brown execution-style as he held up his hands in surrender.” In one of those interviews, Johnson told MSNBC that Brown was shot in the back by Wilson. It was then that Johnson said Brown stopped, turned around with his hands up and said, “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” And, like that, “hands up, don’t shoot” became the mantra of a movement. But it was wrong, built on a lie.

Yet this does not diminish the importance of the real issues unearthed in Ferguson by Brown’s death. Nor does it discredit what has become the larger “Black Lives Matter.” In fact, the false Ferguson narrative stuck because of concern over a distressing pattern of other police killings of unarmed African American men and boys around the time of Brown’s death. Eric Garner was killed on a Staten Island street on July 17. John Crawford III was killed in a Wal-Mart in Beavercreek, Ohio, on Aug. 5, four days before Brown. Levar Jones survived being shot by a South Carolina state trooper on Sept. 4. Tamir Rice, 12 years old, was killed in a Cleveland park on Nov. 23, the day before the Ferguson grand jury opted not to indict Wilson. Sadly, the list has grown longer.

Now that black lives matter to everyone, it is imperative that we continue marching for and giving voice to those killed in racially charged incidents at the hands of police and others. But we must never allow ourselves to march under the banner of a false narrative on behalf of someone who would otherwise offend our sense of right and wrong. And when we discover that we have, we must acknowledge it, admit our error and keep on marching. That’s what I’ve done here.

I have to give the man credit; that is a huge mea culpa and big come down from what was being said before. Honesty is a rarity among the left wing media anymore and I think this guy should be commended; and not scorned.

One thing that Jonathan Capehart does not seem to understand is that these shooting are the direct result of the ever-increasing police state in this Country. As well as the militarization of the local police forces in this Country as well. 40 years ago, swat teams were unheard of and police departments owning tanks and former military vehicles were the things of futuristic novels and paranoid nightmares. Today, it is commonplace.

This is the direct result of the actions of the Democratic Party controlled Congress during the Clinton era. Another was the implementation of a program, which allowed police departments to buy Military surplus equipment. All of this, was done by Democrats, who support a bigger State.

If the black Liberal Democrats want to see less shootings of unarmed blacks; they might actually consider standing up and speaking out against the big state; which has basically killed their people. Now, some of those killings were justified; as noted above. But, some, were not. This is what people like Jonathan Capehart should railing against.

Others: Mediaite, The Daily Caller and Instapundit

The old “If you don’t support Zionism, you’re a Jew Hater!” trick

Just wanted to show you how the neocon propagandists work. I’m going to post a few links, and I am going to use the google URL redirector, because I don’t want the neocon trolls coming here and giving me trouble. But, I wanted to show how these people work.

Go Here, Here, and here to see how they work; it is the same thing that Al Sharpton and his ilk pull, every time there is a so-called ‘Racist” incident. All the neocons have to do is holler, “Jew Hatred!” and the discussion is shut right down and the Semite-Baiters win. I mean, after all, where do you think that the blacks, like Al Sharpton and Jess Jackson learned that little trick from? It comes from the good old Frankfort School of critical theory.

Interesting Reading: American Sniper’s Myths and Misrepresentations

This is some seriously interesting reading:

Few these days will admit to supporting the 2003 Iraq invasion, especially given that we now know that it helped give rise to ISIS. But the forerunner and current ally of ISIS was al-Qaeda in Iraq [AQI], bad people defeated by sometimes reluctant heroes in places the Baghdad-centric media avoided. I know; I have both celebrated and suffered with them. And I now suffer disgust at how Clint Eastwood used one of them—deeply troubled and flawed—and denigrated the others for a box-office and Oscar bonanza.

I was embedded twice with SEAL Team Three, American Sniper author Chris Kyle’s unit, as a photo-journalist in Task Force Currahee. At that time it was deployed to what was the headquarters of AQI and perhaps the most violent part of most dangerous city in the world, during what’s now known as The Battle of Ramadi. My first firefight was with ST3; like everything else these days you can watch it on YouTube. Ramadi claimed the lives of the first four SEALs to die in Iraq; my two journalist predecessors were both shot by snipers; an IED claimed my own public affairs “handler,” Marine Maj. Megan McClung. I escaped injury during both embeds, but my previous one in Fallujah led to a horrific noncombat injury and seven surgeries.

All of which is to say that I’ve got a stake in making sure that the story of the warriors I knew is told the right way—the truthful way. Which brings me to “American Sniper.”

via American Sniper’s Myths and Misrepresentations | The American Conservative.

As someone who supported the invasion of Iraq originally in 2003 and until it became very obvious that there was no WMD’s, which is why we went in there in the first place —- and sorry, parts for bombs from the first gulf war do not count at all; we went looking for ACTIVE and NEW bombs —-  this article is very interesting to read. One thing I will say is that the neoconservatives and their contemporaries in the media will do all that they can to portray war as something righteous, romantic or glamorous.

As someone who has had family members in various wars over the years; I can tell you first hand that none of that nonsense is even remotely true about any sort of war. War, my friends, is literally hell on earth. It damages people. For example, my Grandmother’s step-brother served in World War 2. He came back shell-shocked; we was never ever able to work after that either. My Mom has told me stories that my grandmother told her, about her step-brother roaming the house at night, because of his flashbacks. It scared my grandmother to death. The point is this: War should never be used as a political tool, as was the case with the Iraq War. It should only be used as very last resort, when all other means have been exhausted.

Which is just how Ronald Reagan conducted his foreign policy. He never used the United States military, unless he felt that the Republic of the United States was in mortal danger. It was a sensible foreign policy and one that the Republican Party should adapt as their own and stop taking marching orders from the neoconservative right. Our Nation would be better off, as a result.

 

Who called me from Cyprus?

I hate to ask questions like this, but here goes!

Who called me from the country of Cyprus?

I see that you also came to my blog and looked around; today, I got a phone call on my cell phone from someone from the country of Cyprus.

I am just wondering; who are you and what exactly did you want?

If you happen to see this and want to leave a comment in the comment section I will approve it.

I’m just wondering, because, I don’t know anybody from Cyprus and I don’t know anybody in Cyprus who would know me well enough to call me.

Anyhow, just wondering I should be posting more today; but, I’m really not much in the mood for it and there’s really nothing that I wish to talk about today.

The only thing the media is talking about is that Hillary email scandal and the Republicans sending a letter to Iran. Everything else is just stupid stuff and I am not interested in blogging about that.

Video: The Hillary Clinton Presser on EmailGate

(Via Memeorandum)

The video on Emailgate:

Needless to say, not many people on the right; including AllahPundit over at HotAir.com:

This whole presser was her own personal expression of the “who gives a sh*t” non-spin that Democrats have been pushing for the past week. There’s no defense to what she did. She did it to evade accountability, at great risk to national security, and everyone understands it. The plan here isn’t to explain it away; there’s no explanation. The plan is to feign accountability by giving a presser, even if it’s a trainwreck, and then wait for the media to get bored in the knowledge that voters, supposedly, will simply say “who gives a sh*t.” She might as well have walked out there today, said that, and then walked off. If Democrats can’t field a primary challenger to her after this disaster, they deserve her.

I’m now moving the 2016 election from “likely Democratic” to “toss-up.” At least Bill is a good liar.

I am going to watch this video, and I’ll give you my thoughts in an update to this blog posting.

Update: Okay, I watched the video. Here is my opinion on this: This is a nothing-burger. If she is telling the truth, then Republicans, if they are smart, will let this drop. To me, this is beginning to look like a partisan witch hunt.

I mean, just look at Allahpundit’s remarks here:

Her team had a week to cook up some spin and this diarrhea is what they came up with?

It got worse. She admitted that she deleted e-mails — lots of them, although she insists that they were personal ones and therefore she wasn’t required to turn them over to State. For instance, she said, sometimes she e-mails with Bill. How do we know she’s telling the truth about that? We don’t. You’ll have to trust her. (Incidentally, Bill says he doesn’t use e-mail. Oops!) Will she turn over her server for independent analysis and verification that there’s nothing on there? Nope. “The server will remain private.” You’ll have to trust her. How do we know she was telling the truth today when she said most of her e-mails were to fellow State Department employees, which means they’re already in the archives? And why does that matter given that, even if it’s true, it still means we’re potentially missing every exchange she had with other private accounts, whether operated by other State employees, foreign leaders, etc?

You’ll have to trust her. Even though she’s one of the least trustworthy people in American political life and gave you zero reason today to adjust that opinion. In fact, the first question she took was from a Turkish reporter who asked her, surreally, whether a similar fuss would be made over her e-mails if she was a man. That may have been the only honest moment at the presser: It was so nakedly a planted question, designed to reinforce her opening pander about celebrating women’s rights to the UN — code to progressives watching that they should cut the First! Woman! President! some slack on this — that it didn’t even qualify as subterfuge. It was just Hillary and her sympathizers playing cynical games to distract from the fact of her own corruption.

Again, I ask the same question that I asked the last time I wrote about this subject; was AllahPundit this upset, when it discovered that Bush Administration officials were doing the same very thing? I think not. I am not defending Hillary Clinton at all; in fact, I loathe the woman and her idiot husband and believe me, I have many reasons why I do.

I just believe that the right should really play this carefully, because we really do not want to give the left anymore ammo, than they already have to paint conservatives as being sexist, anti-women types and ruin our chances in 2016.

Hispanic Cop kills White Man, Media and Authorities say nothing for 18 months

This is not shocking at all…

Selwyn Duke over at The New American Reports:

John Geer had white privilege.

The privilege of being shot by police and having his death largely ignored by the media, authorities, and activists.

“Hands up, don’t shoot!” It has become a meme and rallying cry for all the wrong reasons and all the wrong people. But it was never a more accurate sound-bite description of events than in the Geer case. The hapless 46-year-old was standing in the doorway of his Fairfax, Virginia, home with his hands at head level when shot by an officer with known “anger issues” who has been subject to four internal-affairs investigations. Geer had committed no crime that day — even the policeman who killed him admits that. Nor was he drunk, armed, or posing a threat at the time.

Oh, and the above is corroborated by six witnesses — four of whom are police officers.

In short, indications are that Geer was murdered that fateful day, August 29, 2013. Yet his case had been largely ignored for 18 months. In fact, the officer who shot him is still on the Fairfax County police force.

The case has a racial/ethnic angle, too. Geer was white, and the officer who killed him, Adam Torres, is a Hispanic. Yet unlike the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Missouri, there are no protests, with Fairfax erupting in flames. There is no media feeding frenzy. Unlike with the Trayvon Martin incident in Florida, Barack Obama hasn’t made inflammatory comments (it seems the president can’t say here, “If I had a brother, he’d look like Geer”). And Attorney General Eric Holder hasn’t brought civil-rights charges or threatened to “dismantle” the Fairfax County police force. Geer had simply disappeared down the black memory hole of white victims

Go read the rest of that, it is quite interesting.

Franklin Graham says Christian persecution is coming and he’s right!

Franklin Graham is absolutely correct, which is one of the rare times, that I actually will agree with an evangelical Christian.

The video:

The Story:

The Rev. Franklin Graham gave an ominous warning to Christians living in the United States Sunday, as he expounded on how religious freedoms are being eroded stateside while believers are being persecuted throughout the world.

Graham also expressed his concerns about the Obama administration’s foreign policy, which has been to rebuke the nation’s allies, such as Israel, while countries known to be hostile to the U.S. are attempting to shape policy by gaining influence in the Democratic party and by giving large donations to entities such as The Clinton Foundation.

“I believe we’re going to see persecution in this country,” Graham said during an interview on “Fox and Friends Weekend” on Sunday. “We’ve already seen many laws that have been passed that restrict our freedom as Christians. I believe it’s going to get worse, and we see no question gaining influence in Washington by those that represent the Islamic faith. We do have a problem in this country and we are losing our religious freedom and we’re losing it a little bit day by day.”

via Christian Post: Franklin Graham Warns American Christians ‘Persecution Is Coming’.

Now, he does go on to blame Obama for the immorality in America; which I personally believe is a bit silly. Because I actually happen to know that immorality actually existed during the Bush 43 Clinton, Bush 41, Reagan and all Presidents prior to all of them.

However, I will say one thing; as a Fundamentalist Christian and a Baptist, I happen to know that at some point, before the rapture of the Church, that Fundamentalists like myself will be targeted, as hateful bigots. I believe that Baptist Churches that do not tow the line of “Don’t judge” will find themselves shut down and their pastors jailed. American Baptists, Southern Baptists and any other Baptists that are members of the American Council of Churches will be spared. But, the Independent Baptists will be gone after in a big way.

This is why that Jesus said this:

And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. (John 9:1-5 KJV)

That part about “The night cometh, when no man can work.” That is one of the most misunderstood statements that Jesus ever said. He was not just speaking of the night that was about to befall Christ and the Apostles; he was referring to the spiritual darkness that was coming to this world, that would make it almost impossible to do the work of the Lord.

In this case, and in this case alone; Franklin Graham has rightly spoken.

(Cross-Posted at Beforeitsnews.com)

(Cross-Posted at Liberty News Online)

I have a bad feeling about Iraq, that we are going back there, again…..

This is sad and I have a bad feeling as to what is coming…:

The Story:

Iraq’s government is investigating reports that the ancient archaeological site of Khorsabad in northern Iraq is the latest to be attacked by the Islamic State militant group.

Adel Shirshab, the country’s tourism and antiquities minister, told The Associated Press there are concerns the militants will remove artifacts and damage the site, located 15 kilometers (9 miles) northeast of Mosul. Saeed Mamuzini, a Kurdish official from Mosul, told the AP that the militants had already begun demolishing the Khorsabad site on Sunday, citing multiple witnesses.

On Friday, the group razed 3,000-year old Nimrod and on Saturday, they bulldozed 2,000-year old Hatra — both UNESCO world heritage sites. The move was described by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon as a “war crime.”

via Associated Press.

I hate to say it; but, I have sinking feeling that the United States is going to have to end up going back into Iraq again. This time to destroy ISIS in Iraq and maybe even Libya too; and possibly the entire Arab peninsula. I hope like heck that I am wrong about it; but I have a bad feeling. We, of course, will not be doing it alone. But, we and the coalition allies will be going into the middle east again.

Of course, this will be used as a recruitment tool for the likes of ISIS and Al-Qaeda. Not to mention all of the rest of the things that go with war. It is a sad thing; but, at this point, I do believe that it is inevitable. I just hope that this Presidential administration  manages things this time better than the last one did. The last one was a disaster. I have my doubts about that too. Because the track record is just not that good. Normally, I would just pray for peace; but in this case, with this ISIS group — that is just not possible. If anything at all, I pray that the Nations that ISIS are in and are conducting terrorist actions, would rise up and attack these terrorists, so that the United States would not have to do it. However, if I know things like I do; they will not do it and will rely on the United States to bring its military in to deal with the problem.

There are people who will want to blame Bush for this mess. I think that would be foolish, at this point. Because President Bush had a plan in place, that would have insured Iraq’s safety for many years to come. However, President Obama came in and changed the plan and pulled out the troops before the plan could even be implemented. Because he was under pressure from the anti-war faction of his party.

Now, because of that idiotic move; we now have ISIS and it is a bigger problem than Al-Qaeda ever was and are much crazier. So, it is back to the war game. Hopefully, the Republic will survive.

(Cross-posted to Beforeitsnews.com)

Answering Juan Williams

Juan Williams’s piece on blacks and police brutality is a very good piece, but here are few things that he did leave out.

Quote:

Police violence against blacks was a fact of life in Selma. The sheriff, Jim Clark, shoved down and arrested a middle-class and middle-aged black woman, Amelia Boynton, who was standing in line to register; Clark later elbowed another marcher, and when she fought back, he had his men hold her down while he hit her in the head with a stick.

“If Negroes could vote, there would be no Jim Clarks,” King told activists in Selma. “Our children would not be crippled by segregated schools …”

Later, C.T. Vivian, executive director of Dr. King’s group, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, stood before police blocking the door to the registrar’s office and said, “We know your badge numbers … There are those who followed Hitler like you blindly follow this Sheriff Clark … You can’t keep anyone in the U.S. from voting without hurting the rights of all other citizens. Democracy is built on this. This why every man has the right to vote…”

Clark responded by hitting Vivian in the mouth, even as television cameras captured the bloody scene.

Meanwhile, only 1 percent of blacks in Selma had been allowed to register to vote. As a 65-year-old black man famously said at the time: “If what I done ain’t enough to be a registered voter with all the taxes I got to pay, then Lord have mercy on America.”

That led to the events at the Pettus Bridge on March 7. Dr. King was not there, but John Lewis, then head of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and now a congressman from Georgia, led activists to start a march from Selma across the bridge and down the highway to the state capital, Montgomery, to call for voting rights. Alabama state troopers ordered them to disperse, and then they suddenly rushed into the marchers, knocking them down and beating them. Some of the marchers were trampled by horses.

What Juan fails to mention, is that these horrible acts were not committed by White Republicans, but rather by committed southern white Democrats, who were very racist and hated blacks with a passion. George Wallace was, in fact, a Democrat; who left the party, because he felt that the Democrats were caving, in his mind, to the likes of Martin Luther King Jr. and he started the “Dixiecrat” movement.

Juan also fails to mention that in Alabama and in Atlanta, Georgia; the Government was basically indirectly controlled by the Klu Klux Klan; which was basically, since its inception and in subsequent incarnations; a terrorist wing of the Democratic Party. This was due to resentment because of the south losing the civil war. Now, has the Democratic Party changed since that time? Oh yes, quite a bit. There is racism in that Party, very much so. However, it is much more subtle now and is really not the entrenched, institutionalised morass that it once was at one time.

Juan goes on to talk about how the police overreact with blacks; which is a direct result of a police state. Which is something that his party, The Democratic Party and also some neoconservatives have consistently voted for, and allowed to exist for many years. Proof of this is with the selling of old military vehicles to local police departments and the creation of these god-awful “swat teams.” Again, this is all a creation of big Government types which the Democrats and some so-called Conservatives fully support.

The Bottom Line: If Juan Williams wants to blame anyone for the treatment of blacks; he might want to look at his own political party.

UAE conducts airstrikes on ISIS oil pipelines

Good to see that someone else besides The US having to the heavy lifting against ISIS.

The story:

The United Arab Emirates said Saturday its warplanes had carried out raids against oil installations held by the Islamic State group, which controls large swathes of Iraq and Syria.

The state news agency WAM did not say where the raids struck, only that UAE fighter jets took off overnight Friday from their base in Jordan, another partner in the US-led coalition against the jihadists.

“UAE Air Force F-16 squadron deployed to an airbase in Jordan conducted fresh air strikes last night against the terrorist organization (ISIS),” WAM said.

The planes hit several ISIS “operation and extraction points along crude oil pipelines in order to dry up the terror group’s sources of funding”, it said, adding they all returned safely.

It was the second reported air strikes by UAE aircraft since February 16 when warplanes from the Gulf federation also took off from Jordan and hit oil refineries held by ISIS.

via UAE Airstrikes Hit ISIS Oil Pipelines – Middle East – News – Arutz Sheva.

 

Answering Don Surber’s sillyness

Touting the so-called “Conservative” line, Don Surber spouts the following:

Free healthcare is killing the states

Republican Charlie Baker of Massachusetts is only the latest governor to discover that Medicaid is eating his state’s budget. Roughly one in three dollars Massachusetts state government spends goes to Medicaid. He has proposed trimming about 6% from the $13.3 billion the state will spend on Medicaid in the budget.

Medicaid spending has relentlessly risen 57% in the last dozen years in Massachusetts, causing the state to cut spending on prisons, roads and other services. That is the pattern throughout the United States, as state governments are intimidated into spending all they can on Medicaid in order to knock down federal subsidies. In West Virginia, medical lobbyists harp for every $1 the state spends it gets $3 — while our roads go to pothole hell.

via Don Surber: Free health care is killing the states. (Via Ace of Spades HQ)

As I wrote over there: That’s funny, Michigan’s expanded Medicaid is running just fine here. I have seen no reports of funding issues at all. For those who do not know, I am on Michigan’s expanded Medicaid; because I happen to have type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and as I have had for many years, ADHD. Those meds run me almost $200.00 per month and I simply do not feel that my parents, who are on a fixed income; should have to foot that bill.

At the risk of being labeled a “Liberal”, by people like Don Suber and his ilk; I feel that the underlying cause of people like Don Surber criticizing the expanded Medicaid is one reason and one reason alone: Bigotry. Which, by the way, is why Don Surber was fired from the paper that he blogged for; because of a racist rant where he called Michael Brown “an animal that needed to be put down.”

It simply boils down to bigotry, against those who are poor, like myself, and that need the medical care and cannot pay for it. Some of the people, that are in the position that I am in, are minorities. I am a white man, but, I am not in the best of shape, financially. My physical body is not in the best of shape either. So, physical labor for me, is out.

The position of people like Don Suber and those who think like him; is that I should just die and quit being a burden on the system. It is inhuman and should not be tolerated in Conservative circles.

So, if there is anyone or anything is EVIL, as Don Suber puts it; it is bigoted racist neocon jerks like Don Surber, who want to deny healthcare to anyone who is not white and wealthy. By the way, in Great Britain, Government healthcare is considered a birthright and Thatcher fought to preserve it, even at the cost of making people in her own party angry. Too bad people like Don Surber cannot follow that example.

Just my opinion.

On Hillary Clinton and EmailGate

I have a few questions on this little matter. But, first the story:

WASHINGTON — In 2012, congressional investigators asked the State Department for a wide range of documents related to the attack on the United States diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. The department eventually responded, furnishing House committees with thousands of documents.

But it turns out that that was not everything.

The State Department had not searched the email account of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton because she had maintained a private account, which shielded it from such searches, department officials acknowledged on Tuesday.

via Using Private Email, Hillary Clinton Thwarted Record Requests – NYTimes.com.

Here are my questions:

  1. Where were all of these concerned Republicans and so-called “Conservatives”, when the officials from Bush Administration were discovered to be using private e-mail accounts for Government business? Busily defending them and trying to downplay the issue, that’s what!
  2. Perhaps one of the most important questions of them all: If Hillary Clinton had black skin; would this even be an issue? I mean seriously; this looks more like a Neo-leftist attack on a New-leftist old White Woman, by supporters of a neo-leftist black man. Just sayin’… :roll: …and yes, I am going there. 
  3. Is this a legit story for the left to be even covering or is this an actual media hit job on Hillary Clinton which is being coordinated by the White House, in retaliation for the Clinton Machine tactics against the Obama campaign in 2008? (Like the Birther thing, which started in Clinton camps…)

I mean, I can see the right attacking Hillary on this issue; the right made quite cottage industry for itself attacking Bill Clinton in the 1990’s. This continues to this day and to a degree; their attacks have merit. However, for the left to attack Hillary over this issue here; smacks of political retribution of the ugly sort and could be seen as a sexist attack on a woman; on the part of supporters of a neo-leftist black man.

This my friends, would spell trouble for the Democratic Party. There are some that think that this is simply the Democrats holding a door open for Elizabeth Warren; I dissent, I believe this could leave an opening for the Republicans to appeal to the soccer mom’s and they will be able to say, “See how the Democrats treat older white women?” This could backfire on the media and badly.

Just my opinion.

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Video: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s full speech to Congress

I was going to post this without any sort of commentary. However, I did watch the entire speech; and I have some thoughts.

I want to make it absolutely clear; I speak for myself only, not for any other Paleoconservatives, Republicans or any other sort — just myself.

Update: I forgot to add that, yes, I believe that trusting Iran and trying to make a deal with them is absolutely stupid. But, that is a separate issue.

I believe that Benjamin Netanyahu is correct about his assessment of Iran is correct. I believe that Israel does have a legitimate complaint against Iran. Furthermore, I believe that Israel has a right to defend itself against threats from any sort of enemy.

However, unlike some; I am going to tell you about how I feel about Benjamin Netanyahu’s political stunt of basically telling the President of the United States to essentially “piss off” and coming to speak to Congress with no regard to the White House’s wishes. Folks, I would feel this way, if there was a Republican in the White House too. So, before anyone tries to say that, please, do not bother.

I believe that Benjamin Netanyahu’s political stunt showed great disrespect to the office President of the United States. I believe that the political stunt of Benjamin Netanyahu projected the image to many of Israel’s critics, such as myself and others; that the United States of America is an actual Zionist Occupied Government — which is the opinion of many of the more hateful types in this Country. Now, personally, I do not believe that to be the case; However, I also know that there are many lobby groups that take up the cause of Israel. The image of a foreign leader to address the Congress and to basically “Spank” the President of the United States is a grave insult to the office. Again, if there was a Republican in the White House and this happened, I would say the same very thing.

I said this very same thing, when the President of Mexico came to Congress and chastised them for their immigration laws. So, the charge of Anti-Semitism is not gonna fly here.

Enjoy the video:

Commie Nork Leader tells army, “Prepare for War”

Normally, I would not think that this would be anything to worry about, as the Norks have been doing this sort of saber rattling for years. But, seeing the way that the situation is now with a weak White House and ISIS on the move; if I were in a position of authority in the Military or at the Pentagon, I would be watching this one like a hawk.

The Story:

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged his army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media said Saturday, as Pyongyang ramps up the rhetoric ahead of US-South Korea military drills.

Kim’s comments came after South Korea and the United States Friday conducted a joint naval drill involving 10 South Korean warships and a US Aegis destroyer, ahead of the launch of large-scale military exercises that have enraged the North.

“The prevailing situation where a great war for national reunification is at hand requires all the KPA (Korean People’s Army) units to become (elite) Guard Units fully prepared for war politically and ideologically, in military technique and materially”, he was quoted by the official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) as saying.

North Korea regularly ratchets up hostile rhetoric at times of joint US-South Korea military exercises that spark a sharp surge in tensions on the divided peninsula.

Kim called on the military to train hard in order “to tear to pieces the Stars and Stripes”, in comments made while opening a new hall at the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum in Pyongyang, KCNA said.

via MSN: North Korean leader tells army: ‘prepare for war’.

Again, this might be just more of the same old saber rattling from the Norks. But, I would still be watching it and I mean very closely.

More fence jumpers at the White House

Honestly, who is running that clown show up there?

The story:

(Reuters) – Uniformed Secret Service police have arrested two people who breached security at the White House and triggered brief lockdowns at the presidential residence, the Secret Service said on Monday.

One person was arrested about 11:30 p.m. EST on Sunday (0430 GMT Monday) after climbing over a bicycle rack set up outside the White House’s main fence and charged with unlawful entry, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said.

At about 6:45 a.m. EST (1145 GMT) on Monday another person was stopped after trying to enter through a White House gate as a construction worker was going out. The man became combative and was arrested, Leary said.

The White House was briefly locked down after both incidents as part of Secret Service protocol.

via Two arrested in White House security incidents: Secret Service | Reuters.

Makes one wonder, doesn’t it?