Archive for June, 2013

WE DON’T NEED NO STINKING WARRANTS

June 16, 2013

For those of you with your heads still stuck in the sand, perhaps this will resonate through the silica and reach your brain.  The nation is under tyrannical rule.  We have lost all of our rights.  We have lost all the restrictions on government guaranteed by the Constitution and we are now subjects of a radical ruler. 

The good thing is that Obama did, in fact, tell the truth when he stated he would “fundamentally change America”.  He said he would, and he has.  That was probably the last truth spoken to the American people in an open forum, but he did say it.

Since the revelation earlier this month about the insecurity of our national security information, I have been ambivalent toward Edward Snowden.  Giving away true national security information is a Bozo No-No that should carry the most severe consequences.  However, informing the public about unauthorized and even unconstitutional action on the part of a tyranny trending administration is something that America needs to know.  That’s been my dilemma.

The MSM, of course, carries only the government version of the story.  It started much like the IRS potboiler with deny, deny, deny, demean, besmirch, belittle and destroy the credibility of a low-level contractor who simply wanted to strike out.

As more information trickles out, however, my thoughts are trending toward it was the right thing to do but the wrong way to go about it.  I don’t, and can’t, agree with Snowden’s running to China with the information.  However, with thought given to the situation, it would be difficult to find few places on this planet to be safe and be able to unburden his mind of things he obviously saw as wrong.  He couldn’t go to his superiors.  Questioning his function would surely get him fired and he would then have no credibility.  He couldn’t even go to the President with this information because he didn’t know the level the unethical and possibly illegal spy orders originated.

He couldn’t go home and write about this bother in a blog.  If some analyst with the NSA read the posting, surely arrest, silencing, ridicule and possibly a trip to Guantanamo Bay before anyone recognized his absence might await him.  He wouldn’t be the first to vanish on a two block walk home from Starbucks.  You don’t have to be a terrorist to disappear anymore.  Doing or saying anything against the workings of the government or not agreeing enthusiastically or even compliantly with the current administration now causes the average patriotic citizen years of harassment.

CNet News offered the following headline and story.

NSA admits listening to U.S. phone calls without warrants

It seems Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) shared information of a secret briefing that if the NSA wants to listen to the contents of a phone call, an analyst could decide that.  An analyst’s decision is sufficient.

Access the full story  http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57589495-38/nsa-admits-listening-to-u.s-phone-calls-without-warrants/

If only someone could have foreseen this.  Oh, that’s right; George Orwell did some 65 years ago.

TREASON IS TREASON IS TREASON

June 15, 2013

It’s just one brownie theft after another.  While everybody is looking at the major scandals, because that’s where Obama wants your attention, the triple-chocolate brownie is being taken from your lunch sack again.

Yes, the Fast and Furious, Benghazi, AP, EPA, NSA, IRS issues and lying before congressional investigative committees are all important.  The hacking of work and home phone lines and computers used by legitimate news reporters (Attkisson and Rosen) in the name of national security has meaning, too.  All pale in comparison, however, to what you are also not hearing about through the Obamadoring news outlets.  If it doesn’t send a thrill up Chris Mathews’ leg, it isn’t worth reporting.

One must surmise that we simply don’t have enough radical Islamic jihadists arriving through our porous southern border cloaked in darkness.  Since we don’t support enough people abroad with our tax dollars, the President of the United States of America and his State Department are making plans to import refugees from Syria and other Middle Eastern hot spots.

Worry naught however.  Each and every one of the potential bomb toters will be thoroughly vetted upon entering our country to take part in our Welfare and Obamacare systems.  They will be treated with the same diligence by the DOJ and DHS as the 29-year-old Edward Snowden.  Well, maybe they won’t all be given a Top-Secret security clearance, but I’m sure any who choose to will tour the White House. Perhaps some will even be displayed along side the President when he addresses the Teleprompter American public just like the useful mourning Newtown families.

So now we have the government spying on patriotic citizens but ignoring Mosques suspected of radicalizing Muslims.  Top officials in the administration claim not to know what their subordinates do during the work day.  The FBI Director doesn’t even know who he put in charge of the IRS investigation, how many agents are working to find the truth or what, if anything, has been found to this point. 

The IRS, the people who fine and slander you if you cannot produce proof of a work related four dollar deduction to your income tax, cannot substantiate their multi-million dollar parties with original receipts.  None of the Directors, Secretaries, Bureau Chiefs or other overpaid presidential marionettes can remember the gender of their first-born when questioned by a congressional investigative committee.

“We the People” are simply asked to surrender our personal protection and have trust and faith in the most transparent administration in the history of the United States.

I could be wrong, but it all looks like subversion and treason to me.    

ONE WRONG DIGIT

June 10, 2013

According to one story by Michael Isikoff, National Investigative Correspondent for NBC News, the NSA occasionally makes an oopsie.  No intent involved and no American should be alarmed because they may have been inadvertently put under 24/7 surveillance or added to a no fly list.  No problem, it was only a mistake.  You can trust them.  Just because they are under the same presidential thumb as the IRS, EPA and DOJ should have no bearing on your confidence.  There is no political involvement, honest.

It’s as easy to correct as an errant entry on your credit report, or proving to the IRS you didn’t work that extra job and neglect to report the income.  The IRS will readily accept your claim for Earned Income Credit against that income for having seven kids, ‘cause they’re so forgiving.

The National Security Agency has at times mistakenly intercepted the private email messages and phone calls of Americans who had no link to terrorism, requiring Justice Department officials to report the errors to a secret national security court and destroy the data, according to two former U.S. intelligence officials. 

Ret. Adm. Dennis Blair, who served as President Obama’s DNI in 2009 and 2010, told NBC News that, in one instance in 2009, analysts entered a phone number into agency computers and “put one digit wrong”, and mined a large volume of information about Americans with no connection to terror.

Over the past two years, in at least two postings on this site, I have written about the NSA data storage facility in Bluffdale, Utah.  Below is a link to the most recent entry.  Have some fun and follow the embedded links for an “E” ticket ride.

https://bizarroworldusa.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/and-the-story-just-keeps-building/

I believe 60 Minutes even did a piece on the spy compound in Bluffdale earlier this year.  It’s not news that the NSA is, and has been, spying on U.S. citizens.  Yes, I do believe some of it is for protection against terrorists.  Then again, why are we sending military planes and tanks and $1.3 billion in annual aid to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt?  Contradiction time!   

Remember the phone call to your friend, Sarah, in London yesterday when you got a male voice with a thick middle-Eastern accent?  Recognizing it must be a wrong number, you hung up right away.  Well your call was made, just by coincidence, shortly before Mohammad called his brother, Abdul Ali, in Libya to chat.  Within the hour, a bomb placed in a Tripoli shopping mall exploded killing 18 people and injuring over 40.  Abdul Ali is a member of Al Queda.

You may have simply misdialed Sarah’s number by a digit, but you are now connected to a terrorist.  Oops, sorry!  Enjoy the TSA pat down next time you fly.

TOO BIG TO SUCCEED

June 8, 2013

Largely due to misleading advertising, fraud, irresponsible lending, gross mismanagement and uncontrolled employee salary and benefits, the auto industry and financial institutions entered a financial meltdown.  The bank and auto bailouts cost the American taxpayers just shy of one trillion dollars.  For our money, no arrests occurred, no “C” level executives lost their jobs (other than perhaps one or two who did not contribute heavily to the DNC or Obama campaigns).  In fact, many of the executives responsible for the boondoggles received multimillion dollar merit bonuses from the inflowing funds.  The liberal administrations of both a Republican and a Democrat deemed the recipient corporations “too big to fail”.

The current administration felt it necessary to oversee those expenditures of borrowed taxpayer money by creating czars and oversight bureaucracies.  The more money given to the corporate thieves, the more federal man power oversight and accompanying administrative staff was required.  The government grew. 

With each new government employee came a burden, of not only paid salary, but also an inclusive benefits package, topping for many, 50% of their paid salary.  Additional training, team building conferences, travel etc. also apply to new employees.  The costs grew.

The snowball is gaining size, mass and speed as it travels downhill with the American democratic republic encapsulated.  The more government grows, the more it costs and we can no longer afford additional unconcerned wastefulness associated with the new bodies. 

The country that people of the world longed to enter in the light of day for opportunity is now invaded under the darkness of night by those demanding benefits to which they should not be entitled.  The country that was, not so long ago, revered by the other nations of the world is now reviled and ridiculed by the same for laughable policy changes attributed to our representatives.

From 1981 thru 1989, Ronald Reagan refused to take off his suit jacket while in the oval office.  Just a few years later, in 1997 and 1998, William Jefferson Clinton wore his pants around his ankles while being orally serviced in the same room.  Honestly, it has never been revealed if he wore his suit jacket while he sullied Monica’s dress.  And it’s all been downhill since then.

We the People have lost contact with, and faith in, our government.  The government, originally formed to serve the people is now self-serving.  Multi-million dollar jet away conferences, held at luxurious resorts, offer relaxation to the bureaucrats who become too stressed to handle their overpaid positions that demand forty or more subordinates.  Some attendees occasionally take time away from a midday facial, massage or Jacuzzi social and actually sit in on a seminar or two.

Congress passes laws read by no members.  In the event that someone finds out what is being proposed, an immediate exclusion for all congressional members and presidential cabinet members is appended to the bill before passage.

Often two and three bureaucratic agencies duplicate anachronistic and unnecessary functions.  Our government has created (often redundant) bureaucracies which have grown so large that those at the top, those with the greatest pay and most bountiful benefits, claim not to know what happens in the agencies for which they are responsible.  They claim not to have recollection of the most memorable events of their jobs when sitting in front of a Congressional Investigative Committee.  However, they can recall in detail and even present photos and videos of the extravagant conferences.

We now have a government too big to succeed.

UNTIL IT REALLY HURTS

June 1, 2013

President Vindictive has always gone out of his way to demolish anyone or anything that does not follow, lockstep, each of his strides.  It’s the way of all tyrants.  Those evil rich must pay more to the poor who deserve everything the rich has left after I take a cut for the government.

Those nasty conservatives.  How dare they challenge me for my entitled position as King of the U.S.A.?  I must bestow severe punishment upon them for believing they should interfere with my socialistic goals.  The press must not utter or print a word of defiance.  Even quiet or unenthused deference from the press requires involuntary scrutiny.

Sequestration presented a ripe opportunity for the Liar in Chief to blame those wascawy Wepubwicans for not giving him everything he wanted.  So what did he do?  He had his henchmen make the most onerous cuts to the programs the people of the nation value while spending foolishly in areas that are completely intolerable to any sane person.

How dare “We the People” call him out for his lack of concern or commanding action when our enemy mercilessly attacks Americans on a diplomatic mission?  How dare we expect him to uphold his oath of office and the Constitution?  How dare we offer a reasoned perspective on employment, taxation, spending, entitlements, immigration reform or anything he wants?

This time it not only hurts, it bleeds profusely.  For those of you who live under rocks or only watch CNN, I’ve listed just a few blood boilers.

Sequestration losers

1.  The Blue Angels will not display their magnificent coordination and discipline for the American public this year.  A gathering of people to enjoy a show of our nation’s finest flyers and a display of patriotism surely is not worthy of the expenditure required.

2.  The President deems budget realignment (of course there is no budget, just unfettered spending) must include White House tours.  The privilege of viewing their White House and seeing their representatives at work is unaffordable for school children and tourists at this time.

 3.  Fireworks displays at military bases to commemorate the independence of our nation – cancelled due to lack of funds.  This action alone should save the government in the neighborhood of $200,000 to $500,000, maybe even a whole million dollars.

4.  Civilian employees working at Walter Reed Hospital and Fort Belvoir’s hospital, caring for our wounded warriors, must take 11 unpaid furlough days starting in July.

5.  Marines and soldiers in the combat arena can no longer eat a hot meal at the end of a 12-14 hour firefight if that battle ends after 2100 hrs.  Midrats are hereby cancelled.  This ought to pick up a couple of bucks and to hell with the morale of our troops.

These moves by the Obama administration constitute an effort to save money.  However, other expenditures making the cut without question and in most cases without congressional approval are: 

Sequestration winners

1.  Wind farm feasibility studies scheduled in Chile will continue without change.

2.  Chaise lounges, outdoor dining and seating sets for the elite folks in Sudan will be delivered on time and (naturally) over budget.  Security for embassy personnel remains in question.

3.  F-16 fighters for the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

4.  Armored tanks and armament for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

5.  $250,000,000 cash payment for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

6.  The U.S. taxpayers purchased Russian helicopters to give to the Afghan Air Force.  Not American built aircraft that might provide jobs here, but from an adversary.  However, Obama is making good on his promise to appease the Russian leader before they overtake us by proxy.

7.  Landscape classes in federal prisons continue.  Felons returning to society on early release can show this certificate to the social worker or unemployment specialist when applying for benefits.

8.  Unexplained DHS purchases of mountainous ammunition stockpiles, armored trucks, and foreign made uniforms also continue.

9.  Lying government criminals who should be cuffed and sent to federal prison are put on administrative leave and continue to receive their full pay.  Some are encouraged to retire with full benefits to become lobbyists.

10.  Furloughed federal workers enjoy their time off with their pay coming from federal funds for unemployment.

10.  White House concerts, presidential vacations, celebrity guest gatherings, regular golf outings and taxpayer paid propaganda and campaign events.  ALL MADE THE CUT!

The Exalted Ruler of the once free world continues to run roughshod over the people of the United States.