Friday, July 3, 2015

Happy Independence Day

Thursday, July 2, 2015

New York Flag Burning





Trump Needs More Reliable Sources

Donald Trump has never been on my radar screen but I cannot tell you how much I respect him for fighting back against baseless smears and character assassination. FINALLY!!! We have a public figure who does not lick the hand of the media weasels (how is that for mixed metaphor? Weasels have paws, not hands.)

Trump made comments concerning the profile of the illegal immigrant who enters from the southern border. Trump claims that women who arrive from Central America via Mexico are frequently subjected to rape. As most of the rapes occur in Mexico, Trump asserts that these women are raped my Mexicans.

Trump's beauty pageant has been dropped by Univision because of his comments. Ironically, Trump was quoting Fusion, an online magazine Trump claims is a division of Univision.

Read here and decide if Trump was out of bounds.

Note: Trump might be mistaken about Fusion/Univision/NBC affiliation. At the bottom of the website it says "Yahoo-ABC Network." Hope to clarify that in the coming days.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

One More Manipulated Number: The National Debt Freezes

(CNSNews.com) - The portion of the federal debt that is subject to a legal limit set by Congress closed Friday, June 26, at $18,112,975,000,000, according to the latest Daily Treasury Statement, which was published at 4:00 p.m. on Monday.

That, according to the Treasury's statements, makes 15 straight weeks that the debt subject to the limit has been frozen at $18,112,975,000,000.

$18,112,975,000,000 is about $25 million below the current legal debt limit of $18,113,000,080,959.35.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Not Exactly A Book Review: "Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam And The American Left" by David Horowitz

Politics, in the bigger sense of the term, is confusing to me. I am still a ten year old trying to figure out the ways of the adult world. Why do people do what they do? For instance, why do Jewish people support Leftist causes? Why do Jewish people support Anti-Semites? Why do gay people support Islamic terrorists? Why do feminists support Islamic terrorists? Maybe some grownup will tell me the truth about the stork and the pumpkin patch.

It is in this spirit of inquiry that I read David Horowitz's "Unholy Alliance: Radical Islam And The American Left." The book was written in 2006. It's not exactly dated but things have gotten even worse since then and the Leftist-Islamoterrorist bond has strengthened.

Even though I feel edified at the completion of the book I still have no idea why Leftists' hearts bleed for Taliban types. Horowitz is an intellectual and he tries to put sympathies in cerebral terms. Yes, the verbiage and professed oppression of radical Islam might sometimes sound like the verbiage and professed oppression of the Communists and the Neo-Communists and the New Left, et al. This is probably due as much to intellectual impoverishment as to a continuum of ideology.

Horowitz focuses on 9/11, the War in Afghanistan and Iraq and the so-called anti-war movement that sprung up to resist America defending herself. Horowitz reminds us that Afghanistan was more than George Bush's bloodlust and he lays out a compelling case for liberating Iraq as well. If you had forgotten the blood for oil nonsense or the Neo-Con genocide silliness, it might be good to remind yourself just how vicious the Left happens to be.

Leftists and Islamoterrorists are united by a hatred of all things American. The enemy of my enemy...What is frightening is just how vast the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy happens to be. For every Christopher Hitchens or Bill Maher who acknowledge the threat of Radical Islam, there are hundreds who parrot Howard Zinn and who take Noam Chomsky at face value. We sometimes forget that in some parts of America, college towns and major cities and places like Martha's Vineyard, Anti-Americanism is the norm.

Horowitz also pulls the mask off of groups like MoveOn.org and Code Pink. The Left is adept at forming ad hoc organizations that can seem ever so innocent to the casual observer. They are also great at camouflaging their stated objectives. Horowitz jumps into the slime and pulls out some monsters for all to see. It's not always pretty.

This is my first go around with David Horowitz. I have seen him on TV and have seen his website but this is the first of his books I have read. His red diaper baby perspective gives him insight a Rush Limbaugh will never have. After reading "Unholy Alliance..." I  want to read everything Horowitz has written.

I recommend this book.


 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

What Happens When Voting No Longer Matters?

The will of the people has been nullified.

Voter fraud is pervasive and is rarely punished.

Bureaucracies make more laws than legislative bodies. Federal bureaucracies are supposed to receive oversight from Congress. Secret servers, private emails, destroyed data are tolerated if not encouraged if not promoted by the current administration. Bureaucracies are modern day robber barons accountable to no one.

The president has legislated through executive action. This particular president is especially hostile to the will of the people. His disgust at private gun ownership, a freedom that Americans love passionately, as well as his support for the ACA, a never-popular piece of legislation, are but two examples of  POTUS's contempt for the wishes of the populace.

Most significantly, jurists don't just legislate from the bench, they nullify legislation wholesale. It's not just the US Congress that finds its votes cancelled, it is also every state legislature as well.

Compounding the misery index is the lack of an opposition party. For me, this is an old issue. I stopped voting in the 80's not because I was apathetic but because I resented that there were no significant differences between the two major parties. I started voting again in the early 90's and was inspired by the 1994 Contract With America. I was less inspired by the content of the Contract and more thrilled by the instant term limits placed on members of Congress who had overstayed their welcome.

The rise of the Tea Party was a hopeful sign. Then Ayottes became Shaheens (as the moderate, common sense former governor caucused with the Guevaras) and Boehners became Pelosis. Is it sacks of cash or dirty pictures or were they really Gephardts all along just waiting for the right time to come out of the closet? I don't know.

I want to reiterate that I do not advocate violence or overthrow or even petty civil disobedience. I am too old and tired and lazy for revolution. As much as I hate to say it I will probably just accept my new masters in much the same way Western Europe has accepted her overlords. As long as the tyrants wear dress suits instead of a crown or a military uniform who will object to the bullying?

But not everyone is as passive as me. There are still plenty of passionate Americans out there and I don't think it's wise to provoke them. America is a powder keg and this administration likes to play with matches. The standoff at Bundy Ranch in 2014 almost triggered a civil war. The tension is still palpable.

Americans are not as sheepish as the Belgians or the Brits or for that matter, the Canadians or Australians. They will only be pushed so far. If you want to take away their God and their guns you should probably complete the latter before attempting the former. But you just couldn't wait to kick the hornet's nest. You just had to do it. You just could not resist your impulses. And then you light up the White House in the colors of the rainbow. In your face, Christian.

I sincerely hope and pray that this nightmare ends peacefully.