Saturday, August 15, 2009
Barack Obama has launched a full, frontal assault on conservative talk radio with the appointment of a 'Chief Diversity Officer' at the FCC--sort of like a 'radio content czar.'
Columbia Conservative Examiner has the details.
If you didn't, you missed a rare display of honest reporting from Couric and company.
CBS actually reported that the townhall meeting was packed with Obama supporters. They even described how they accomplished this feat, given that Obama has so much opposition in the state.
Attendees had to get a ticket to get in. And the Dems gathered long before the line opened in order to gobble up tickets ahead of anyone else.
Thus, most of the opponents of ObamaCare were forced to hold their protests down the street, in a designated area. Only a few opponents of the Obama healthcare plan could get into the arena, due to the 'Democrat-packing.'
So now you know the real story. And yes, I am still trying with all my might to keep from fainting just knowing that this entire thing was reported on the CBS Evening News.
At a joint press conference with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Guadalajara, Mexico on Monday, President Barack Obama referred to American opponents of amnesty for illegal aliens as “demagogues.”
This is a clear signal that Barack Obama intends to pack the U.S. with immigrants from the south before the next election so that Democrats can keep their seats in Congress and so that he can win again in 2012.
I have never attempted to hide my opinion that U.S. immigration policy is chaotic, irrational, and raging out of control. And that is not to mention the obvious political motivation for having it this way.
We need to close our borders for a couple of years until we can clean up the mess and implement a sensible policy for immigration.
Here is something that should heighten your interest:
Look, ABC is state-run media, just like Pravda in the Soviet Union. Back then, the juxtaposition of stories on the front page always meant something. If they put a story about CIA spies next to an innocuous one about a member of the Presidium visiting Africa, you just knew that next year, whatever else happened, that guy was NOT going to have his dacha by the lake anymore.
Likewise, as the empire crumbled, disaffected typesetters or editors could put stories next to each other that, taken together, presented information damaging to the regime.
So, what is ABC, or one of its employees, trying to tell us here?
MARK POTOK AND HIS BUDDIES AT SPLC ARE ALL CRANKHEADS!
Nothing could be plainer! What else can explain such deep-seated paranoia? SPLC has been jumping at illusory boogeymen for years, seeing "racist terrorists" where there were none, exaggerating their prowess and danger when there were, claiming that their natural enemies, such as those of us in the constitutional militia movement, were supposedly their friends. I mean, real nutjobbery.
For more read the entire post at Sipsy Street Irregulars. But be very careful. Your head might explode from laughing too hard before you finish reading the piece.
I offer the letter without comment or response. It speaks for itself. And it represents the views of millions of us.
This is my response to Sen. MacCaskill on her appearance on The O'Reilly Factor where she said she asked people, at the town hall meeting, to raise their hands if they were on Medicare, then asked them to put down their hands if they wanted to see the program ended. She then used that example as public approval of government health care, even though they may say they do not want Health Care Reform as currently presented.
Letter to Claire MacCaskill 08/13/09- Disingenuousness about Medicare and Health Care Reform
You ignored one very important distinction in your example of Medicare recipients not wanting that program to be discontinued. They had no choice. Paying into the system was not voluntary. It was compelled by law. In many cases more than 50 years of collection for each worker. The bite is now about 20 percent, yeah, I know the employee part is a little less than eight per cent on the paycheck, but don't you think the empoyer's equal contribution affects wage rates?
Then a couple of decades ago, medicare was separated from the FICA taxes, not by diversion of already being collected funds, but by adding more percentage points of deduction from paychecks for employees or gross income from the small businessman. Not voluntary, so to insinuate that recipients of medicare are in favor of government-run health care is patently incorrect and may even be dishonest.
They had no choice about enrollment in the program. Now that they have reached the age where medical care is more likely to be needed and after decades of having the monies taken from them that they could have used to provide it for themselves, they have a right to expect that contract be honored. Now that it needs to be honored, the administration wants to reduce the likelihood of the cash cows receiving the benefits they were promised for their mandatory support of the system, since they are no longer producing. Even if it means they are denied the care their money has already been paid for.
Money that they could have used to provide health care or insurance for themselves, they have a right to expect that contract be honored.
So, cut the crap. You already know all this. Do not again equate governmental compulsion of citizens into a forced program with citizen approval of that government program. You must give people a choice before you can infer approval.
Not so respectfully,
Charles H. Sawders
Friday, August 14, 2009
Mike Vanderboegh reminds us that the jackbooted thuggery of the Feds concerning the Waco massacre during the Clinton-Reno years is still ongoing. Take a look!
David Codrea writes about the unconscionable smears against Oath Keepers and militias undertaken by that farce of an organization, the 'Southern Poverty Law Center.' What a joke!
Days of Our Trailers has the latest on the continuing conflict between Paul Helmke and the NRA.
The Rustmeister asks, 'Are We the People Finally Waking Up?' Let's hope so!
Texas Fred comments on the White House email blast to counter critics of ObamaCare.
Say Uncle provides some links for those of you who like 'gun porn' (firearms photos).
Tam blogs on 'Gun School, Part 1.'
Standing By post some good reading in an article entitled, 'Fighting Back.'
Brigid has some 'post birthday musings' that you will find at once both powerful and heartwarming.
Pax Parabellum points to at least 2 instances where Obama lied...and of course, we all know there are many, many more.
The Wandering Minstrel notes that Obama is in permanent campaign mode.
Nicki shows us that our freedom of speech clearly does NOT include making death threats! Let that be a lesson to all.
Ride Fast and Shoot Straight highlights 'the world's youngest practical shooter.'
Way Up North provides some Friday odds and ends, including a story involving a Ruger .454 Casull revolver.
From Insight on Freedom: 'We Warned the Democrats Would Overreach, and They Have.'
Walls of the City has a MUST-read on some shenanigans at a town hall meeting, entitled, 'Redefining the American Language.'
2A Musing says he needs some serious trigger time and needs our help in finding a suitable shooting range. Take a look.
Free in Idaho posts a must-read quote of the day, which he entitles, 'Wretchedness and Bondage.'
Gun Owners of America offers its take on the confirmation of Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Ol' Broad presents us with some political buffoonery with 'The Chicago Way.' Take a look!
My article today at Columbia Conservative Examiner presents some facts you may want to consider before you get too comfortable.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Mike McCarville gets us started off today with the must-read quote of the day from the great, incomparable Walter E. Williams, professor of economics at George Mason University.
Alphecca has an open forum going today on the economy. Go take a look!
Roberta X says 'Oooooo, a Man Had a Gun.'
John Jacob H has the video of Chris Matthews going ape (and vile) over the man with the gun at the town hall meeting.
Armed Citizen posts essential reading with 'Dirty Secrets.'
Free in Idaho provides good reading on Islam in America entitled, 'Barbarians and Martyrs.'
Every Blade of Grass lists his heroes, many of whom are also my heroes. See if yours are on the list.
Rev. Kharma has a MUST-read in response to a question from a reader about ObamaCare. Take a look!
Standing By writes about a great patriot who got whacked by the Obama-thugs of SEIU at a recent town hall meeting.
The Newbius Papers posts important reading today entitled, 'Slavery or Liberty?' Read it all.
Texas Fred reports that a Texas candidate for the U.S. Senate has denounced White House 'fishy' tactics, and calls on all Democratic candidates for office to do the same.
Tam shows us a video of an idiot Congress critter who claims that dissent is 'political terrorism.' Scumbag!
Way Up North says they are protesting the Feds up in Anchorage...pics included.
Sebastian has great news from Pennsylvania concerning Toomey's prospects for taking the Senate seat now held by Arlen Specter.
Ride Fast and Shoot Straight points to a side benefit of open carry.
Conservative Libertarian Outpost points to an excellent article on town halls and ObamaCare that appeared in the mainstream media. Give it a thorough reading!
From Walls of the City: 'Witness Your Doom.'
From Vanderboegh: 'The Gate Keeper: A Tale of Hope, Change, and Unintended Consequences.'
Western Rifle Shooters Association has an essential read on the tactic of the ATF to start fights and conflicts with citizens. Can you say, 'Jack-Booted Government Thugs'?!
David Codrea presents a stunning report from the AP claiming that U.S. border authorities are giving aid to Mexican criminals.
The nation is quickly descending into chaos. Find the details at Columbia Conservative Examiner.
Better buckle your seatbelts. It's gonna be a very bumpy ride.
Not only is this well below George W. Bush's approval rating at this point in his Presidency, but Obama's numbers are now the lowest at the 7-month level for any President in 60 years.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
David Codrea has the must-read of the day on MSNBC's spreading lies and hysteria over a citizen carrying a gun at a townhall meeting.
Brigid blogs on hunting today, and it seems the focus is whitetail deer.
Gun Nuts provides the wrap-up and downloads for last night's edition of Gun Nuts Radio.
Say Uncle posts the news that the National Park Service classifies traditional ammo as a 'health threat.'
Mr. Completely is heading out to do some world-class shooting at the World Steel Challenge Championships in California.
CarTeachO has a great review and comparison of the Glock 30 in .45acp.
Sebastian blogs on 'the state police and the Pittsburgh Steelers gun play.'
Gun Pundit points to yet another politician who is nothing more than a rank gun-grabber.
From Vanderboegh: 'The Three Percent Go to School.'
Dustin's Gun Blog has news on Alan Gura's lawsuit on the question of bearing arms.
Walls of the City reports a 'minor revelation' concerning those who oppose firearms rights.
Texas Fred reports that the number of militia groups is on the rise.
Read about it at Columbia Conservative Examiner.
Spread the word! This bill WILL result in rationing and the killing of grandma, and the article shows you how it will happen!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Texas Fred gets us started off today with some bare-knuckled, hard-hitting truth about Obama's snake oil sales event today at the staged townhall meeting.
Say Uncle notes that the Left is going bonkers over the fact that some citizens have been spotted carrying guns at townhall meetings. Perhaps that's just to keep the ACORN and SEIU thugs honest.
The Rustmeister got some good news on his health. Good!
Walls of the City explains why you should be scared out of your wits over ObamaCare if you are over the age of 55!
Conservative Libertarian Outpost highlights an alert from the DNC on so-called 'rightwing extremists.'
Live from the Upper Texas Gulf Coast says that THIS scenario is simply not the government's problem!
From Days of our Trailers: Can anyone tell what's wrong with this picture?
Sebastian points to 'a gun control anniversary.'
Breda provides all the info on tonight's edition of Gun Nuts Radio.
David Codrea wants to know why Obama hasn't retracted his claim concerning Mexican crime gun--a claim that has been shown to be FALSE. Perhaps it's because O has been shown to be a barefaced liar.
Tam shows us that CNN doesn't have even the slightest pretense of objectivity when it comes to Obama and his healthcare proposal.
Vanderboegh has 2 must-reads today, HERE and HERE. Both are vital reading!
The Newbius Papers continues with his important series, 'Astroturf, Part 3.'
From Ride Fast and Shoot Straight: 'It's Always Much Worse Than You Thought.'
John Jacob H has a tutorial on how to handle traffic stops and other police encounters.
Roberta X posts a good one entitled, 'Purpleshirts.'
Insight on Freedom explains why a 'changed' America is not as good as the old one.
Bloviating Zeppelin has a must-see video of a Flopping Aces Rapid-Fire Response Ad.
1 With a Bullet posts 'the quote of the day.'
Around O-Town notes that if the victim in this news story had only used a firearm, there would have been a much better outcome.
But the public ain't buyin' it.
The numbers tell the story, and I have them at Columbia Conservative Examiner.
Obama has no political capital left to get his agenda approved, unless he rams it down our throats whether we like it or not!
Monday, August 10, 2009
David Codrea notes that the mainstream media has injected its bias into the Mexican drug crime debate.
Codrea also has this must-read from yesterday on the vast ignorance of the legal community on the Second Amendment.
21 Guns Salute alerts us to the fact that a legal scholar has proof-read the 1000-page ObamaCare bill. He posts his notes on the provisions. Essential reading!
Standing By provides important reading entitled, 'Incompetence or Malice?'
Conservative Libertarian Outpost has an update on the 'global warming' myth.
Texas Fred has a vital message to the American people concerning the attacks on citizens from Obama, Pelosi, Reid, etc. Read it all.
Brigid blogs on her great day at the range over the weekend--pics included.
Free in Idaho reports on his participation in the 6th annual WWII Battle Rifle Match.
From John Jacob H: 'The War on Hunters--Take a Picture, Become a Felon.'
Mike Vanderboegh hits hard at the Obama-goons for targeting a black man for handing out 'Don't Tread on Me' flags at a townhall meeting. The victim was hospitalized.
Nicki comments on the fact that Obama has ended the 'war on terror' although terrorists haven't ended their war on us.
Western Rifle Shooters Association notes that apparently the 'Dear Leader' doesn't think we, the nasty, filthy peasants, have been subservient enough.
Pax Parabellum points to a very telling poll on the healthcare debate.
Way Up North provides important reading on why the current economic figures show that a financial disaster is in store for the U.S.
Tam blogs on some good shootin' done over the weekend at the range.
Ride Fast and Shoot Straight has some info on the upcoming Gun Blogger Rendezvous.
The Wandering Minstrel writes on the attempts by the ruling class to 'starve the gun flow into California.'
Walls of the City makes an important point that in spite of the fact that there are some things that the SCOTUS ruling on Heller did NOT do, there is ONE THING upon which ALL 9 Justices agreed. Take a look.
Alphecca points to a rare article in the mainstream media that actually supports gun rights.
Say Uncle has a personal anecdote on open carry. Interesting!
From Sebastian: 'Lawyers, Guns, and Money'...video included.
The Newbius Papers posts an email he received from Obama's Internet thug-squad on healthcare, and then provides some appropriate commentary.
This is my subject today at Columbia Conservative Examiner.
Citizens want to be heard. They don't want to listen to more of Pelosi/Democrat lies. This is why there is yelling at the townhall meetings.
While Pelosi and Hoyer refer to ObamaCare opponents as 'un-American,' read the article to find out who are REALLY 'un-American.'
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Read all about it at Columbia Conservative Examiner.
The Obama-thugs of ACORN and SEIU are getting violent, folks!
Here is the strategy of intimidation, fraud, and organization.
Do we want more of the thugocracy we have already seen in the past 6 months from Obama's Chicago mob and their minions in Congress? I highly doubt it. But if we go to sleep at the wheel, they will pull off a coup just like they did in 2008.
Ordinary citizens need to make sure we have a strategy to stop them.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
It happens that I was recently clued in to an excellent source on the ATF: the reports of the Congressional Research Service. These reports are available to every Congressman and Senator. Occasionally, the rest of us get to see them when they are leaked by one of the 635 elect or one of their staff.
Here is one from last year, leaked to the excellent website, WikiLeaks, which is an analysis of the ATF's budget and operations. There is another such annual report due now. It strikes me that this could be an excellent hobby for someone with connections to a congressional staffer -- download, print out, pdf file, post on the Internet and otherwise get these documents out into the public domain where they can be analyzed by experts in the Second Amendment community.
Click on the link above for other sources of inside information on the ATF.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner asked Congress to increase the $12.1 trillion debt limit on Friday, saying it is "critically important" that they act in the next two months.
Mr. Geithner, in a letter to U.S. lawmakers, said that the Treasury projects that the current debt limit could be reached as early mid-October. Increasing the limit is important to instilling confidence in global investors, Mr. Geithner said.
The Treasury didn't request a specific increase in the letter.
As we have stated many times, no economic recovery can be sustained with the national debt and budget deficit being what they are under the Obama administration.
Geithner wants Congress to raise the debt limit from 12.1 Trillion Dollars to who-knows-what...which only confirms that Obama and company spend money like drunken juvenile delinquents who just stole a billionaire's credit card.
Read the whole thing here.