Archive for December, 2011

QUESTION THE ANSWER

December 22, 2011

Many years ago as a sales representative, one of my customers was a philosophy student at UCSD who wore a large button with the words, ‘Question the Answer’.  He was almost like a 3 year-old child.  Every encounter was the same, he would pose a question, and no matter what the reply was, he would require clarification of a certain word or phrase within the response.  Though he was a buyer and I appreciated the commissions, I found him time consuming, extremely irritating and eventually I quit calling on his company.

I knew that one didn’t have to be aggravatingly abrasive in order to achieve knowledge.  I did understand the button, which came in very handy when I awakened to how politics were shaping my life, like it or not.

I am constantly amazed how words of the English language can be misinterpreted or over interpolated and broadcast to benefit a particular plan or idea.  It is done constantly by politicians as well as marketing campaigns and sales pitches.  If we accept the words without question, the influential affect can be tremendous and in some cases devastating.  “We the People” are manipulated daily from myriad directions without any awareness or thought to question.  However, we must question.

Here I offer a video from Brasscheck to view with an observant mind.  It is a 2006 dissertation by Keith Olbermann when he was with MSNBC.  No matter which party you endorse; no matter what your political views, I urge you to view the eight-and-a-half minute video, then listen to it a second time with your eyes closed, substituting Obama each time you hear the name Gingrich.  It will still be true.

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/6254.html

The same words have an entirely different affect on the psyche and may even alter your belief system.  I doubt that even today Mr. Olbermann recognizes the wisdom of his own words which were once voiced in outrage against a man because of an (R) following his name.

Train yourself to confront each important piece of ‘factual information’ presented to you and you will be able to make much better decisions for yourself, your loved ones and our country.  Today, with the Internet available with answers to any question, you don’t have to be an acerbic jerk to achieve disclosure.

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FAST AND FURIOUS FARCE

December 14, 2011

“You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.  And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”  Rahm Emanuel, Nov. 21, 2008.

This administration apparently believes that creating a crisis in order to do things they could not do otherwise is an acceptable method of accomplishing that which the public opposes.

  1. Use or create a situation – e.g. housing foreclosures
  2. Have it touted in the media and by other spokes persons as a crisis
  3. Implement the “solution” – use billions of taxpayer dollars to bail out Wall Street mortgage lenders, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mack so that top level executives can receive annual bonuses beyond the lifetime earnings of most Americans.
  4. Institute unreasonable restrictions and regulations on employers so they fear expanding business or hiring the unemployed workers who are losing their homes.
  5. Impose regulations on energy to make the cost “necessarily skyrocket” for businesses and individuals alike.
  6. When the solution fails (for the public but reaches the intended objective) claim it is because the crisis was greater than imagined in the beginning and more money is needed to correct the situation.
  7. Restart at #1.

If it still doesn’t ruin a country, create a third or tenth situation  Do whatever it takes to justify and effect fundamental transformation.

On March 26, 2009 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “We have to recognize and accept that the demand for drugs from the United States drives them north, and the guns that are used by the drug cartels against the police and the military, 90 percent of them come from America.”

In April 2009 Obama repeated the claim that more than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States.  Perhaps to give it greater credibility, Sen. Dick Durbin and Sen. Diane Feinstein, the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and NBC followed suit and repeated the misleading number.  Mexican Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan used the figure in an interview with CBS because it was seemingly accepted.

We now must understand that the reason for such statements is to prepare us (the American citizens) for the eventual restrictions that will be placed on gun purchases.  After that, there is no where to go but to take guns out of the hands of the otherwise law abiding citizenry.  Soon “We the People” will be in a position parallel to that of Mexico and many dictatorships around the globe where gun restrictions are such that you must be a criminal to own a self defense weapon.

There is no denying the fact that hundreds and even thousands of guns used by the drug cartels come from the United States.  We supply many of them to the Mexican military and law enforcement.  Those guns often are given to the outlaws when soldiers and law enforcement personnel change sides and either take their weapons with them or open armories to the cartels.  BATFE directs FFL dealers to sell to known straw buyers who purchase weapons on behalf of cartels.

Other individual guns used by Mexican criminals make their away across our porous border as smugglers run back and forth across it.  Nevertheless, 90% is a fictitious figure even when our own government puts the guns in the hands of criminals, then counts them.  A more accurate number, including those meant for legitimate enforcement services, seems around 20% – 25% when the BATFE contributions are removed from the equation.

To be sure that the plan worked, the number of Border Patrol agents has been reduced by relocation to areas known for less traffic.  The administration mandated that ICE officials no longer deport illegal aliens unless they have committed a second or successive major felony and are no longer of value to the FBI or any department under Homeland Security.  Multiple prior deportations or incarcerations matter naught.  With the new year, the number of National Guard assigned to border regions is to be halved assuring safe and uninterrupted passage for human, drug and weapons traffic.

Fast and Furious might be the code name for a weapons trafficking operation (long guns, automatic, semiautomatic, AK-47s, machine guns, bazookas, whatever) conceived and designed to illustrate the need for gun control, but it is also an adequate description of how this administration is destroying our country.

WHAT A GREAT NATION

December 9, 2011

There was no massacre at Fort Hood.  What took place on November 9, 2009 was simply “workplace violence” as deemed by the administration in Washington D.C.  It could have been a co-worker punching another in the arm.  The 13 dead and 29 wounded are guilty of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  They simply shouldn’t have been in the presence of an identified Jihadist who could not be relieved of his commission because of his Muslim heritage.

A child with head down, speaking softly to him or herself or humming a gospel tune during lunch or recess receives a three day suspension for praying on school grounds.  A note is archived in their permanent record for reference in case of any future disruptions.

A manager brings his secretary flowers and mentions her hair color is very becoming.  She complains of sexual harassment and receives a five figure settlement while the boss spends ten hours attending unpaid sensitivity training.

You can buy a health insurance policy that will cover Viagra, condoms or abortion but will not cover a needed knee replacement or carpal tunnel syndrome.

A parent or guardian must sign a comprehensive liability release so that a male child can have a complete health exam prior to try-outs for the soccer or football team.  No such requirement, or even mandated parental notification, is necessary for a school to send a 12-year-old girl to a doctor for an abortion.

A belligerent activist who is removed from a town hall meeting for his disruptive action files a seven figure lawsuit naming the police, city, private venue owners, host and presenter for racism because his ethnic background is not represented in the event.

Houses of worship acquiesce to the removal of nativity scenes because they present a view different from, and unwelcome by, the two local atheists.

A disabled war hero loses a lawsuit for displaying a flag in front of his home on Memorial Day.  The exposition is considered overly patriotic and offensive to people not born in this country.

Men and women who “believe themselves” to be of a sexual orientation other than their apparent gender may use the toilet facilities of their choosing at public events, libraries, parks and other municipal buildings.

Black Panthers can intimidate voters at the polling booth by displaying “nightstick” clubs in a threatening manner without repercussion but handing out political flyers down the block will net the perpetrator a day in jail and fine.

Burning a Bible is acceptable, but accidentally dropping a Koran is disrespectful and warrants severe punishment.  The ACLU will fight, and often win, cases of religious persecution tried by liberal judges.

Bankers, brokers, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac threaten bankruptcy and receive billions of dollars by obligating productive workers and their families to multi-generational debt.  Meanwhile the “C” level executives of those companies and organizations take home multi-million dollar bonuses for doing a stellar job of leading.

Congress makes laws for the citizens from which they exempt themselves during and after their elected service.  Insider trading, health care, tax exemptions, reimbursable expenses and retirement are just a few of the myriad exclusions.

Can I be the only one who sees this once great nation overwhelmingly and rapidly becoming the world of BIZARRO?

DRUGS, IT’S GOT TO BE DRUGS

December 8, 2011
(CNSNews.com) – In a speech delivered at Osawatomie High School in Osawatomie, Kansas, on Tuesday, President Barack Obama argued that while a limited government that preserves free markets “speaks to our rugged individualism” as Americans, such a system “doesn’t work” and “has never worked” and that Americans must look to a more activist government that taxes more, spends more and regulates more if they want to preserve the middle class.  (Accent added)

Work hard so the government can take the fruits of your labor, give it to less productive people and everybody will then be middle class and happy.
It didn’t work for the communes of the 60s because the producers got tired of carrying the lazy losers and “dropped in” again to reap their due rewards.  It didn’t work in small groups and it certainy won’t work under government mismanagement and oversight.  Many of those who left the commune life became wealthy while the lazy losers gravitated to politics and other public service where they could remain unaccountable.
Liberal politicians want to take more and more recompense from the producers for distribution amongst fruitless individuals they choose to call “less fortunate” or “disadvantaged” because it sounds better than indolent.
As President of the United States of America, this man obviously has access to better and more potent drugs than Timothy Leary and he must be using them constantly.

TEA PARTIES AND OCCUPY GROUPS

December 6, 2011

Diseases, drug overdoses, deaths, fights, injuries, arrests and destruction of property in Vancouver and Victoria Canada, New York City NY, Salt Lake City UT, Burlington VT, Oakland CA, Los Angeles CA, Denton TX, Atlanta GA, help make the Occupy crowds look just like any Tea Party gathering.  That is, at least, because the MSM refuses to share this information.

Tea Party – Occupy similarities and differences:

Tea Party gatherings are generally permitted for 2-6 hours and conform to local and state requirements for health and safety (porta-potties, medical oversight on premises or standby, security, traffic direction, etc.) required and inspected prior to and often during the events.

Occupy groups occasionally pull the legal permits for assembly, but generally “occupy” the streets, sidewalks and parks in which they choose to demonstrate for days, weeks or months without regard for health and safety concerns.

Tea Party gatherings usually identify where prearranged vehicle parking authorized.

Occupy groups tend to come-as-you-are, parking where they may until the vehicles are about to be towed.  When towing does occur for public access or safety, there is often resistance and sometimes violent protest against the authority.

Tea Parties are organized with a specific purpose and goal, coalition of thoughts, ideals or actions.  The reason is to collect ideas for the advancement of a societal or political agenda.  Tea Party participants want the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights followed.  They want their freedoms restored and responsible, accountable representatives.

Occupy gatherings have proven to be more about whining over what some people have and what the participants don’t have.  “Take from them and give to me”, or “make them pay for what I want” are popular themes.

Tea Party patrons welcome law enforcement personnel because they offer order and calm and keep the participants secure from outside liberal hatred, harm and disruption.

Occupiers want to be free from any authority and allowed to promote their ruckus and sometimes vile rhetoric.

MSM coverage of Tea Party gatherings often concentrate on the one or two infiltrators that spew anti Semitic or racial slurs or slogans while avoiding the same at Occupy settings.

When Tea Party gatherings disperse there is little, if any, trash or recognizable footprint showing their prior existence.

When it comes time to Un-Occupy, there is almost always tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars damage, destruction and clean-up required by taxpayers.

Yup, almost identical in virtue and cause.