"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."
--Joseph Stalin

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

"Tolerant Liberals" Shout Down Republican Candidate in Newark

Will Malven

Looks like Cory Booker has his election thugs well organized to suppress all opposition.  Liberals have ever been champions of free speech . . . as long as it's their speech that's "free."
By Max Pizarro | September 17th, 2013 - 3:16pm
NEWARK – Street operatives chanting "Cory, Cory, Cory," this afternoon stampeded a press conference by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Lonegan outside the derelict former property owned by Newark Mayor Cory Booker on Court Street.

The Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, Booker gave the property away for $1 but not before drawing the ire of neighbors who say the mayor left the place abandoned and gave the local example of a poor steward.

“A tax deduction,” said Lonegan, “While he dumps this horrific piece of garbage on the city.”

The former mayor of Bogota stood at a lectern in front of the boarded up residential building, which he said has turned into a neighborhood crack house.
There is one group of American citizens who have been treated like children for so long that they don't know any other way to behave.

Thanks to entitlements, affirmative action, special programs, special treatment, special set-asides, and special allowances for bad behavior, the African America population has the maturity and education level of a bunch of 4th graders.

Blacks in America are spoiled, selfish, angry, resentful, entitled, discourteous, self-righteous, ignorant, amoral, undisciplined, and terribly immature.  Over 6 decades of liberal social and economic policies have made them that way.

Why would anyone be the least bit surprised by this sort of behavior?

Detroit is just the first of these artificially propped up disaster areas to finally collapse under the weight of liberal incompetence. There will be many more and Newark is well on it's way.  Yet, the same people who are most adversely affected will be the first who line up to support the very same leaders who get them where they are.

That ignorance and almost pathological gullibility is why liberals destroyed our education system.  An ignorant people are easily deceived and easily led.

Monday, September 16, 2013

America Broken Beyond Repair?

Will Malven

It's Time:  Impose Term Limits, Repeal Apportionment Act of 1911, and Repeal the 16th and 17th Amendments

Our government is broken and I'm not certain it can be fixed.

We could make great strides in fixing what has been broken over the years were we to reverse many Congressional and Executive actions of the early 20th century.  During the first couple of decades, when "progressivism" was the catch phrase for all "enlightened" people, Congress passed a number of reforms and amendments that undid much of what our Founding Fathers created and that went against their intentions.

By granting themselves the power to tax income, they assured themselves of unlimited funds to pursue their pet projects.  This has led us to where we are now, with a 17 trillion dollar national debt, a trillion dollar a year deficit (even though federal income is at an all time high), and Congress and the Executive screaming for more money and more spending.

Another part of the problem is the 17th Amendment and the direct election of Senators. Rather than them being representatives of the individual states, they merely replicate the functions of the House now.  The Senate was intended to be the "House of Representatives for the states."  It was to represent the interests of the individual states, not be another democratically elected house of the people.

Then there is the Apportionment Act of 1911 when the House membership was locked down at 435. Being the elected representative of 30,000 citizens is a whole lot different than being the representative of 700,000 citizens.  Perhaps if the House now had 10,000 members and held session in a small arena, their egos wouldn't be quite so inflated and they wouldn't be so alienated from their constituents.

The most feeble argument these evil bastards make is that term-limits might lead to a "brain-drain" of our "brightest and best."  Having observed Congress for the past several decades, I vacillate between rage and laughter at the arrogance and presumption contained in such vapid argument.  Some of our elected representatives have a rather inflated image of their own importance.  Apparently they can't imagine that our nation could prosper without them . . . I CAN.

Our Founding Fathers had none of their "valuable experience" in the halls of government before they came together to create this nation. Certainly, some were politicians, but the bulk were professional men, businessmen, and farmers. Somehow those poor inexperienced neophytes managed to cobble together a document of some use.

In fact, those amateurs only managed to create the greatest governing document in history and then they managed to build an exceptional nation on the principles it enshrined.

Now I admit that the men of today are but a shadow of those brilliant patriots, but I'm sure we could muddle through without all of that "experience" (taking bribes, accepting "donations," sucking up to lobbiests, sucking up to the MSM, wimping out due to public pressure . . . how much ability can it require?)

Our Republican "leadership" (a questionable usage) is out of touch with the people they are supposed to be representing, spineless when we need them to be tough, and apparently just as venal and dishonest as the Democrat Party leadership.

Had they the wit, they would be out front on forcing Congress to live under Obamacare just as all (non-specially exempted) other citizens must.  They would be demanding that Democrats live by the same laws as those they purport of represent.  They would be going on every talk show, every news program, and giving daily press conferences attacking Democrats for their hypocrisy and for trying to force the American people into a healthcare system that they themselves aren't willing to put up with.

They would be doing right and they would be trumping Democrats . . . but they're just too venal and corrupted to see the opportunity and take advantage of it . . . Why, they might lose some of their precious tax-payer funded perks.

Term limits (with no allowances for a return to Congress either as an elected representative or as a consultant or lobbiest) appear to be the only hope we have of "draining the swamp."

Repeal the Apportionment Act of 1911, strip our elected representatives of their unprecedented power, and return the House to it's original function of representing the people--local people that know their Representatives personally and can take them to task.

Repeal the both the 16th and 17th Amendments and return government to it's original charter.

Implement solid, unavoidable term limits.  No chance of return, no chance of becoming a lobbiest, no possibility of becoming a paid "consultant" or in serving in government or any entity under government contract . . . EVER.

Strip away their power and with it, their arrogance and disconnect with the citizens and return power to the people.  Remind them that they are our public servants, not our rulers

Friday, April 19, 2013

Why Conservative Moral Issues Remain Important And Why Republicans Cannot Compromise On Those Core Values

Will Malven

I no longer care if I am liked or disliked by those who disagree with my beliefs.  Some things are worth fighting for.  As William Penn once said:
Right is right even if everyone is against it, and wrong is wrong even if everyone is for it.
If you are a Republican who believes that, in order to win elections, we must accommodate Democrats on issues like gay marriage, abortion, immigration and other issues which entail compromising the core conservative values in which most of us claim to believe, then I feel sorry for you, because you have lost your way. You have been brainwashed by the media, the MSM, and the Democrat echo chamber to believe a lot of lies.

I don't blame you for your ignorance, you probably are the victim of our modern so-called "education system." You lack a firm grounding in history, philosophy, and understanding of how our system came to be and what made our nation exceptional--you may even have been convinced that the whole notion of American exceptionalism is a bad thing.

You are unable to see the lines connecting your core beliefs in free enterprise, capitalism, and fiscal responsibility (fiscal conservatism) and the strong moral, ethical, religious beliefs which characterize most traditional conservatives, and which our Founding Fathers held and which formed the basis of our nations founding.

I would suggest you go back and examine the Roman Empire, both its founding and more importantly the events leading up to its collapse.

Roman society turned its back on the very things which made it a great power, unity of purpose, strong families and strong family values, and close attachment to their religion (not Christianity, but a core of moral, philosophical, and ethical principles which united their culture).

Like all powerful societies throughout history, citizens grew complacent, they began to embrace behavior which lay outside the norm (suicide, sexual perversion, the celebration of death, etc), they turned their backs on their religion and began to deify their leaders, and they allowed the largess of the state to lull them into a false sense of security.

As their social mores declined, so did their need for diversion increase.  Entertainment became more extreme, wilder orgies, deeper perversions, and increasingly more violent and bloody.

The Roman poet and satirist, Juvenal, labeled it "Panem et Circenses" (bread and circuses).
The people that once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now concerns itself no more, and longs eagerly for just two things - bread and circuses!
Rome also fell to unrestricted immigration.  Lacking sufficient people to populate their armies and defend their lands, they begin to look to foreign armies and citizens to build up their strength.  Eventually this led to the Sacking of Rome by various waves of barbarian hoardes.

Looking back over the past century, one can see the same pattern in America. Our culture ridicules those who hold strong religious beliefs. Welfare has rendered the traditional family redundant for many and fathers no longer hold value.

How many sitcoms today poke fun a fathers, portraying them as dumb, incompetent, lazy, selfish, uncaring, etc. Men are portrayed as predators, dangerous to women and young girls--even their daughters. You rarely see the same treatment of women. We are taught in our society that women are caring, compassionate, and nurturing. They are the smart ones in the family and at best, they are amused by their spouses antics.

Hedonism is portrayed as desirable, gays as a legitimate life-style with no negative consequences beyond the onerous burden a "hateful" society of bigots place on them, even though the truth is far, far different. Depression is common, self-loathing is common. suicide is common as it is in anyone whose behavior lies outside the norm.

This all plays to the moral fiber which runs through our society and which used to knit us together. Stalin said back in the early days of the USSR:
"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."
Those on the left set about attempting to do that very thing and over the past century have succeeded very well.

Khrushchev echoed those same sentiments and predicted that America would collapse from within and they would use our own rights to do so.

It is the essence of Alinsky's Rules for Radicals . . . carry everything to extremes, expect conservatives to be perfect and attack them for any deviation from that perfection, use freedom of speech as a tool to destroy us. Use ridicule to destroy icons of society (as I have pointed out above).

They then turn those tools to attack anyone who dissents with their economic agenda. If one espouses a conservative free-market agenda, then you are "heartless," "uncaring," "callous to the needs of those less fortunate."

They twist Christianity into a tool for their own agenda implying that government spending is better than private charity, when history proves the opposite to be true.

Charity is given from the heart, it is a form of selflessness with enriches the giver as well as the recipient. It is more often given with the added effort to not simply feed the indigent, but to lift them up so they no longer need charity.
Government has a vested interest in keeping the poor dependent on their largess. It serves no purpose for politicians to lift the poor out of poverty when they can guarantee their re-election by continuing to pour money into the needy hands.
"Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it."
--Georges Santayana
It is simple to see the repeated patterns throughout history of those societies which have moved from their rigidly held moral and social values and "evolved" to a more "reasonable, inclusive, COMPROMISED" vision of humanity.
In every case, when a society abandons those closely held values and "evolves," it sets itself on the road to destruction.

Our societies acceptance of what is defined as "normal" or "acceptable" has evolved.  Homosexuality, once considered a perversion, "the love that may not be named" has become not simply accepted, but encouraged.  Young girls are increasingly sexualized at earlier and earlier ages.

Games being played by our children have become more violent, more explicit, and bloody beyond reality.  Even our sporting events have embraced greater and greater levels of violence as boxing, once considered a bloody, violent sport, has devolved into cage matches of mixed martial arts, far more violent, far bloodier, far more savage.

Our once universal culture has become Balkanized as various ethnic and racial groups immigrating to our nation no longer seek to become part of our culture, but apart from our culture.  Earlier waves of immigration had one commonality, those who came here sought more than anything else . . . to become "Americans."

No longer.  Hispanics who arrive in America today refuse to adopt our language, refuse to acculturate and become a part of the whole.  In prior waves of immigration, there were no classes like "English as a second language," or "bi-lingual" education classes for the children of immigrants, children attended schools in which English was the sole language and they learned it or failed.

This process led to a unique blending of the traditional with the new inculcating such portions of the newer cultures as fit in well with the traditional.  These days, there is no such blending.  Children of Hispanic immigrants remain outside of the dominant culture, leaving them disenfranchised, discontent, and restless for opportunity which they denied themselves by refusing to become part of the whole.

Our politicians have ceased to work for the good of the nation and now seek only to further there own narrow political agendas and careers, pandering to the lowest common denominator and in the process lowering the standards for all.

Our Founding Fathers were very brilliant, well read, well educated men. They understood what I have stated. They knew and understood history. They understood human nature and they sought to create a form of government which would enable Americans to avoid those pitfalls of the past.

They were also men with rigidly held strong moral values. They were Puritans, Quakers, Anglicans, Congregationalists, Calvinists, and Evangelicals. Half of the states had state religions in their charters. Liberals like to point to men like Jefferson and Paine to assert that our nation wasn't founded on Judeo-Christian principles, but those men were the exceptions. The vast majority of Americans and of our Founding Fathers were men of faith.

All of the above is why conservatives are hostile to those seemingly insignificant changes in our society's laws. It's why we oppose "gay marriage." It's why we oppose abortion. Those issues cut to the core of what has historically made America great.

Our strength comes not from "diversity" or compromise, but from a commonality of culture and beliefs and when we abandon those principles, we abandon everything that built this nation.

Learn history and learn the lessons it teaches us. If you don't, then your continues ignorance is no longer excusable, but intentional.

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

New Hampshire Women: You Will Have To Prove You Couldn't Escape Rapist

Will Malven

The liberal mentality is simply unfathomable.  Now in New Hampshire, a law has been proposed that would require any woman who chooses to defend herself or her children from an attacker to prove she was unable to escape.  Of course the law applies to both men and women, but just imagine a woman walking her baby down the street and two teens suddenly coming up to her and demanding money from her.

Yes, that situation just occurred in Georgia this week.  When informed that she had no money, the two teens then shot the woman and then shot the baby in the face.  If the woman had a concealed carry license and a firearm, she might have been able to save her baby's life and stop the teens.

But should this law pass, in New Hampshire, the woman would have faced the additional burden of having to decide if she could "retreat" out of danger before she could use her concealed firearm.

Now this might--possibly--be considered--remotely--reasonable if there was an epidemic of New Hampshire citizens killing people on the street out of irrational fear . . . or even if it happened once . . . but this has not been a problem.  Yep, that's right, once more a liberal legislator is proposing passing a law to outlaw something that never happens . . . and has the potential to endanger women and their children by causing them to hesitate at a critical moment.

New Hampshire Bill Would Victimize Women If They Stand & Fight An Attacker

Second Amendment Sisters

Concord, NH - HB135 is not a bill of equality.

It looks to change a law that has not caused anyone harm. It looks to change the playing field to be in favor of the criminal and lessen the rights’ of women to not be victimized.

The prime sponsor was quoted as saying it is OK for women to defend themselves at home, but not on the street. We bear the burden to try and run from our assailants. If we do not, if we choose instead to protect ourselves or our children, in the court of law we have to prove we could not get away. The prosecution has no burden to prove otherwise.

Faced with a criminal intent on rape, robbery or kidnapping our children WE are faced with the choice to do what we must to save ourselves or our loved ones, knowing that we will be the ones in court. Being victimized a second time by the judiciary system that tells us we have to prove we could not escape.

[continued at webpage linked above]
Once again the liberal obsessive fear of their fellow citizens and of hypothetical situations has them trying to outlaw rational behavior and endangering the lives of the very people they, in their fevered little brains, are supposed to be trying to protect.

This is the antithesis of the "Castle Docrine" which many states (I would say "rational states") now have made law, which places the burden of proof on the state and the criminal that the use of a firearm for self-defense was not justified.

How irrational can one be. New Hampshire State Representative Merr Shurtleff has inadvertently granted us an example of just how irrational the average liberal legislator is and just how far liberals will go if they are allowed free reign.

Liberal-land is a looney-bin in which the law-abiding citizen is the enemy and the criminal the victim.  Here is the exact wording of the proposed bill:
1 Physical Force in Defense of a Person. Amend RSA 627:4, III to read as follows:

III. A person is not justified in using deadly force on another to defend himself or herself or a third person from deadly force by the other if he or she knows that he or she and the third person can, with complete safety:

(a) Retreat from the encounter, except that he or she is not required to retreat if he or she is within his or her dwelling[,] or its curtilage, [or anywhere he or she has a right to be,] and was not the initial aggressor; or

(b) Surrender property to a person asserting a claim of right thereto; or

(c) Comply with a demand that he or she abstain from performing an act which he or she is not obliged to perform; nor is the use of deadly force justifiable when, with the purpose of causing death or serious bodily harm, the person has provoked the use of force against himself or herself in the same encounter; or

(d) If he or she is a law enforcement officer or a private person assisting the officer at the officer's direction and was acting pursuant to RSA 627:5, the person need not retreat.
Here we have a perfect example of liberal think. The citizen is the criminal. The citizen must evaluate the situation and figure out, not only if their reaction is justified, but if, in the eyes of the court or a jury, they could possibly escape the situation by surrendering their private property and run away.

In the first place, the point at which either requirement can be met has long since passed before most people who conceal-carry firearms are prepared to deploy their gun.  That thought process is drummed into the minds of everyone who obtains a CCL.  The use of a firearm is a last-resort action that all CCL holders hope they never reach.

In the second place, this law places an additional burden on a person who is already faced with a life-or-death decision . . . A citizen would have to ask himself or herself, "Will the courts or district attorney believe that I couldn't have escaped if I use my weapon?"

The hesitation this law would impose on victims, however brief, could cost them their lives.

Of course, the chances of this bill becoming law are minuscule. In a state like New Hampshire, which is one of the few open-carry states, such a bill is unlikely to attract many supporters, but it is another example of how liberalism turns the world on its head and places the burden of proof on the victim rather than the criminal.  It places any victim of a violent crime at greater risk, while solving no problem.

Again, this bill addresses a non-existent problem.

It does, however, show us why we can never give an inch to the gun-grabbers.  It demonstrates to what lengths they will go to strip us of our inherent, endowed rights. 

It shows just how dangerous liberals are to their fellow citizens.

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

Friday, March 22, 2013

"A Republic, Madam, If You Can Keep It."

Will Malven

The "reasonable" voices in the gun control debate are once more "re-branding" their arguments in an effort to restrict our rights . . . it's the same old song with different lyrics.

"Morning Joe" Scarborough, former congressman, self-righteous hypocrite and conservative in name only (CINO) was at it again this morning, erecting more strawman arguments to push his and his fellow liberals' radical anti-gun agenda.

According to them, anyone who believes that an expansion of background checks would be a dangerous prelude to confiscation, because it means de facto registration, anyone who believes that an expansion of background checks would have no effect on criminal use of firearms, must automatically believe "we must protect the right of rapists to own guns," "criminals must be allowed to buy guns in gun shows," and "criminals and rapists must be allowed to buy guns on the internet."

People like Joe and his fellow gun-grabbers understand nothing about our Constitution or our natural, inherent rights.  They understand nothing about how a constitutional republic functions, and they understand nothing about what our Founding Fathers intended.

So, for "Morning Joe" and Dianne Feinstein and old Chuck "Microphone Moth" Schumer and for all of you other ignorant, gun-grabbing fools who believe government is only out to help you and has never and will never represent a threat to your freedom, here is a little primer on what a constitutional republic is.
  • A constitutional republic doesn't restrict the rights of all citizens because of the bad actions of a few malcontents. 

    Our system was designed to protect, to the maximum extent possible, the rights and freedoms of all citizens and to impose as few restrictions as possible on the actions of each.  If we were to pass a law based on every possible criminal contingency, then investors would be outlawed, because some choose to invest by fraudulent means.  Salesmen would be outlawed, because some salesmen choose to behave in an unethical manner, doctors would be outlawed, because some choose to write illegal prescriptions or perform unnecessary procedures.

    We seek to have a government which has the least possible negative impact on the lives of of as many citizens as possible.

  • A constitutional republic protects the rights of the minority from the tyranny of the majority.

    One would think liberals would know this since it has been used to ensure that minorities are not discriminated against. It has also been used by liberals to promote feminism (even though women are a majority), Title 9 entitlements, the "gay" rights agenda, and virtually the entire menu of leftist social causes.

    Of course we all know that such principles are only valid in the minds of liberals if they enable or promote leftist/statist causes.

  • A constitutional republic doesn't pass laws based on the results of opinion polls.

  • We are constantly being bombarded with polling data about the issues of the day and we are informed that X-percent of Americans believe that such-and-such law should be passed, so Congress needs to do so. Again, the principle of protecting minorities from the tyranny of the majority applies here. Just because a majority of people think that Congress should ban so-called "assault-weapons" or high capacity magazines doesn't automatically mean that it is good policy to do so. Just because some percentage of Americans believe that gay marriage should be legal, doesn't make it wise or legitimate for Congress to pass laws making it legal.

    The wisdom of our Founding Fathers is self-evident in this principle.

  • A constitutional republic doesn't pass laws riding the crest of a wave of emotions. 

    Our system was designed intentionally to avoid such an eventuality.  Laws passed on the basis of the ebb and flow of the emotions of voters invariably are bad laws.  One of the most glaring examples of this was the 18th Amendment--"Prohibition."

    Part of the problem here rests in the passage of the 17th Amendment, removing a layer of political insulation between the voters and the Senate. The Senate was intended to represent the interests of the various states. It was the most "republican" portion of our constitutional republic. With the passage of the 17th Amendment, America moved closer to the abyss of democracy and away from the protections which were designed into our system by our Founding Fathers.
America isn't a democracy and that fact seems to escape most Democrats, most mainstream journalists, and many of our fellow citizens. To revisit an old saying, "democracy" is two wolves and a lamb deciding what's for dinner.

Liberals are quick to denounce laws which restrict presumed "rights" of those whom they currently favor as "oppressed minorities (as in the case of gay marriage),"  but in their hypocrisy, avidly seek to impose restrictions on actual rights of citizens when those rights are inconvenient to their agenda.

America is a constitutional republic.  We elect representatives in whom we place our trust to exercise caution and restraint in passing laws.

Laws are not the result of a popularity contest, but should be the result of careful, fact-based, deliberation and consideration.  We should never rush to pass laws in the heat of the moment.

The actions of politicians like Andrew Cuomo and other Democrat Party leaders following a tragedy like Sandy Hook are examples of opportunism, not careful deliberation and such laws inevitably result in all Americans having fewer rights, less freedom, and more government interfering in their lives.

When advocates of laws which restrict our rights are reduced to using straw man arguments, lies, and emotional arguments, you can bet their agenda has nothing to do with  the causes they espouse and everything to do with seizing greater power over our lives . . . that or they're just plain stupid, like "Morning Joe" Scarborough.

Famously (and apocryphally), Benjamin Franklin was asked by a lady as he left the Constitutional Convention, "Well Mr. Franklin, what have you left us, a democracy or a monarchy?" 

Franklin stated: "A Republic, madam, if you can keep it."

Sad to say, America is well on the road to becoming a democracy rather than the republic our Founding Fathers left us.

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

San Francisco Liberals: The Irony Is Inescapable, Quoting Muslim Leaders Is "Islamaphobic Bigotry"

Will Malven
“San Francisco won’t tolerate Islamophobic bigotry.  The only thing necessary for evil to prevail is for good people to look the other way and do nothing.”
So says San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon in a perfect example of unintended irony.

Pamela Gellar's group, American Freedom Defense Group has bought ad-space on 10 of San Francisco's Muni buses and posted quotations from Islamic leaders in an effort to counter all of the pro-Islamic propaganda being spewed by the left and groups like CAIR.

Somehow, in the twisted minds of liberals, quoting a person's words back at them is considered "hate-speech."
‘Killing Jews Is Worship’ Ad Campaign Rolled Out On SF Muni Buses
March 11, 2013 10:36 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – A controversy has been re-ignited this week as ten new ads go up on San Francisco Muni buses containing quotes used by terrorists.

“Killing Jews is worship that draws us closer to Allah,” reads one of the ads, which has people debating the line between free speech and hate speech.

“The purpose of our campaign is to show the reality of Jihad, the root causes of terrorism. Using the exact quotes and text that they use,” said Pamela Geller of the American Freedom Defense Institute.
As one of the commenter asked, "If using their words is 'hate speech', wouldn't that mean their words are 'hate speech'??"

Only liberals would consider using the direct, exact, and in context quotes of someone to expose their true beliefs and nature "hate speech," only a liberal would consider quoting Islamic leaders spewing words calling for "killing Jews" and "wiping Israel off the face of the earth" Islamaphobic bigotry.

The level of denial is so huge and the level of hypocrisy so pathetic, only a liberal could make the kind of statements these city leaders are making.  

It takes a liberal to get into such high dudgeon over someone speaking the truth.

The irony here is delicious.  San Francisco prides itself  on its "tolerance" yet here is the city D.A. and Board of Supervisors President, David Chiu, defending the most intolerant, murderous, hateful "religion" in the world.

In a further example of liberal irony, Mr. Chiu said the American Freedom Defense Initiative is made of “well-known hate extremists” and said he is introducing a resolution at Tuesday’s board meeting to denounce the ads.

These liberals who claim to be "feminists" and "gay-rights supporters" are now defending a religion which murders women for "allowing themselves" to be raped, mutilates women for such unforgivable sins as seeking an education or refusing to cover her face or sitting with an unrelated male who isn't her husband, and beheads gays for being gay.

God bless Pamela Gellar and her group for demonstrating the hypocrisy of liberals, the hatefulness of Islam, and the intolerance of both with a single ad campaign.

Price of the ads - $10,000
Exposing liberal hypocrisy and Islamic hatred and intolerance - PRICELESS.

Long Live Our America Republic!!!!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Eric Holder: Death From Above . . . Domestic Drone Attacks "Necessary and Appropriate Under Constitution"

Will Malven

It just keeps getting better (more bizarre and frightening).

Yesterday the Washington Examiner reported that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder believes:
“It is possible, I suppose, to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and applicable laws of the United States for the President to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States,”
Folks, he's talking about using drones to attack American citizens on our own soil . . . think about that . . . a United States Attorney General contemplating the possibility, however remotely he may posit it, of an American President authorizing the use of U.S. military drones to attack an American citizen.

In December of 2011, Congress and the President authorized the new National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 which included, the authority to detain, without recourse, any American citizen believed to be "a terrorist or member of a group affiliated with terrorism."  We're talking indefinite detention without trial, or formal judicial hearing--no judge, no habeus corpus.

Then in February of this year, you may recall, our Department of Justice issued a finding that drone-strikes against American citizens on foreign soil were legal:
". . . the U.S. gvernment can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior operational leaders” of al-Qaida or “an associated force” -- even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active plot to attack the U.S."
 So now, the other shoe has fallen . . . the shoe that I predicted would fall when I posted my commentary in February, asking:
How long will it be before this same President--the President who views our Constitution as an impediment--decides to direct his Department of Justice to issue a finding that American citizens suspected of terrorist activities ON AMERICAN SOIL should be subject to the same treatment.
I don't care how "extraordinary" the circumstances are in which Holder and the President may find under which they would authorize such attacks, it is the mere contemplation of the possibility that disturbs me--and should frighten the willies out of you and every law-abiding citizen who disagrees openly with the Obama Administration.

This is just another item to add to the growing list I posted yesterday.  A list which, increasingly, begins to look like a preparation for war against American citizens.

Alone none of these events is indicative of a government out of control.  It's not any individual decision, but the pattern of decisions that is worrying.

  • The early description, by the DHS under Janet Napolitiano, of fundamentalist Christians, patriot groups and "right-wing" groups as potential terrorists, the identification of veterans as potential threats.  
  • The suspension of constitutional protections for citizens "suspected" of being terrorists or associated with terrorist organizations, indefinite incarceration of suspected terrorists or those "affiliated" with terrorists--both under the aegis of the NDAA.  
  • Unusually large ammunition and arms purchases, repurposed military armored vehicles
  • Multiple legal findings supporting drone attacks on American citizens abroad, domestic drone surveillance, signal intercepts and internet monitoring.
  • Legal opinion from the AG that envisions drone attacks on domestic targets.

This is not the America I grew up in and these broad and expansive powers for the DHS exceed even those of the FBI during it's most controversial days under J. Edgar Hoover.

Without any evidence of domestic terrorism or even any discernible probable threat of foreign terrorism on our shores, these actions seem extreme.  These are not the actions of a benevolent, benign government, they are frighteningly similar to the actions of the old Eastern bloc government during the cold war.

Conspiracy?  I don't know, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's unlikely to be a giraffe.

Vigilance truly is the price of liberty and American citizens should probably be paying a little closer attention to current events than they appear to be. 

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

DHS Now Buying 2717 Heavily Armored Combat Vehicles

Will Malven

On July 2, 2008 President Obama stated:
"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."
As I said in an earlier commentary, over the past year the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has ordered 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition.

Peggy Dixon, the spokesperson for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA, has explained that these orders are reflective of "strategic sourcing contracts" (intended to assure low prices on large purchases).   Ms. Dixon's explanation sounds a little strained when one considers that her own estimate of 15,000,000 rounds/year necessary for training and practice would mean, not a 4-5 year supply, but in excess of 100 years supply (unless they're planning to go to war with someone).
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) the order was for 450,000,000 rounds of .40 caliber HST pistol ammo.
  • ICE also ordered 40,000,000 rounds of rifle ammo.
  • DHS itself is for 750,000,000 rounds "for it's training facilities."  Part of their explanation includes the following numbers, FLETC provides training to over 90 federal agencies and 70,000 agents and officers.
  • DHS has also released a solicitation for 7000 select-fire (fully automatic) rifles, caliber 5.65X45mm NATO as "personal defense weapons" (PDW) along with magazines that "have the capacity to hold thirty (30) rounds.  These same exact weapons, when semi-automatic, (as opposed to fully automatic as DHS has requested) and in the hands of law-abiding citizens are labelled "assault weapons," not PDW.
For comparison purposes, U.S. troops in Iraq, who were engaged in full-fledged combat, consumed about 60-75,000,000 rounds each year.

On March the 2nd, CNET reported that DHS is contracting for domestic surveillance Predator drones. Homeland Security's specifications say drones must be able to detect whether a civilian is armed. Also specified: "signals interception" and "direction finding" for electronic surveillance.

Yesterday Gateway Pundit reported that the DHS is purchasing 2,717 mine-resistant armor protected vehicles (MRAPs). These vehicles were designed in response to the high numbers of casualties suffered by America troops in Iraq due to IEDs.  They replaced or augmented the use of armored Hummers in patrolling hostile areas.  They were designed with "V-shaped" floor plates to deflect the blast from a mines and IEDs.  They cost over $500,000 each (2700 X $500,000 = $1.35 billion--that's a lot of taxpayer dollars, folks).

The DHS claims that these retrofitted MRAPS are for "rapid response teams" and were recently used to help people affected by natural disasters (like hurricane Sandy). 

Excuse me, but wouldn't a couple of thousand "deuce and a half" heavy transport trucks be better suited for disaster response?  Wouldn't they be capable of carrying more supplies and aid-workers?  Wouldn't "deuces" cost a whole heck of a lot less than these armored vehicles?  

. . . and to what critical situation are these "rapid response teams" responding?  What acts of terror have occurred?  What emergency situations have we seen in recent days that would require the use of armored personnel carriers?  Are we about to be invaded?  Are the Mexican or the Canadian Governments planning to attack us?

. . . or is this an example of a government gone mad?  Has Janet Napolitano become a loose cannon, intent on building up a paramilitary force for use against a phantom enemy or is the Obama Administration preparing a personal army to use against American citizens?

These actions simply don't add up in a democratically elected republic like America.  These are not the actions of a government that is responsive to the needs and demands of the people they serve; they are more reminiscent of a government contemplating repression and suppression.

Again, I am not one given to conspiracy theories.  I don't see black helicopters everywhere, I am not suspicious of FEMA coffin storage facilities, and I generally don't buy into the whole "government's coming to get you" concept.  I don't like the U.N, think it's a waste of American taxpayer money, and serves primarily as a forum for bashing America, but I'm not worried that they're coming to take over.

. . . and no, I don't wear a tin-foil hat, but when I see numbers like those above and a continuing progression of purchasing contracts like those mentioned above, I begin to wonder.

I am led to ponder the significance of these items and the gradual erosion of our rights or privacy and property by the growing advances in the field of electronic surveillance and internet data-mining.  I get a little uncomfortable with placing video-surveillance cameras on every street corner, in every store, on every ATM and the ease with which that information is accessible to law-enforcement agencies.

When I look at the pattern:
  • Drones
  • Cameras on every street
  • Large complexes designed for internet monitoring and communications intercept capabilities
  • Huge purchases of ammunition and arms
  • Expansion in the size and mission of the DHS
  • Acquisition of a large number of armored vehicles
  • Concerted assaults on our 1st Amendment rights (in the form of political correctness and so-called "hate laws"
  • Concerted assaults on our 2nd Amendment rights
  • Electronic assaults on our 4th Amendment rights
 Well, I'm sorry folks, I begin to see a pattern of behavior that is reminiscent of that we have seen at other times in other places around the world, throughout history.
The distance between freedom and enslavement, liberty and oppression, isn't all that great.  Our military veterans are now being scrutinized for any sign of mental illness and prevented from purchasing or owning firearms should they have been so diagnosed at some time in the past.

It is frighteningly similar to the tale of Soviet soldiers at the end of World War II.  Any soldier who had been a POW or been influenced in some way by Western culture, for however short a time, was seen as a security risk to the Stalinist regime and packed off to Siberia indefinitely.

Singer Songwriter Al Stewart famously documented this story in his song, "Roads To Moscow" based on the biography of Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn. It's a great song and ends with a terrifying tale of warning:
. . . I'm coming home, I'm coming home
Now you can taste it in the wind, the war is over
And I listen to the clicking of the train wheels as we roll across the border
And now they ask me of the time
That I was caught behind their lines and taken prisoner
"They only held me for a day, a lucky break", I say;
They turn and listen closer
I'll never know, I'll never know
Why I was taken from the line and all the others
To board a special train and journey deep into the heart of holy Russia
And it's cold and damp in the transit camp, and the air is still and sullen
And the pale sun of October whispers the snow will soon be coming
And I wonder when I'll be home again and the morning answers
And the evening sighs and the steely Russian skies go on forever
 The push for tighter and tighter gun-regulations, for doctors and mental health workers to violate the privacy of their patients and to obtain information on patients who may possess firearms or (in the case of children) whose parents own firearms, and the campaign, by the Hollywood media, to vilify hunters, gun-owners and those who hold their patriotism and faith as badges of honor  all point to something far more dangerous, far more malevolent, than routine security concerns.

All of the dictatorships of the last century were the product of leftist ideology, from Lenin to Stalin, to Hitler, to Mussolini, to Mao, to Castro, to Pol Pot, to Sadam Hussein.  They all had a common theme, the state is supreme.

It is impossible for right-wing ideologues to create a dictatorship, because they are all dedicated to the preservation of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  We live and breathe individual responsibility and liberty.  We want less government control, not more. 

When George Orwell wrote Animal Farm and 1984, he wasn't describing a manifestation of right-wing politics, but of left-wing politics.

. . . and that is the most disturbing thing.  This Administration and the party that it dominates and the supporters it courts are leftists to their core.  They believe in the state as the ultimate source of power, rather than the people.  They espouse the exact opposite of what our Founding Fathers intended and believed in . . . and they have set about trying to transform this nation into a reflection of their leftist ideology.

I close with a quote from Willam Butler Yeats poem, "The Second Coming"
. . . Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

. . . The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep

Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
Do we conservatives "lack all conviction" while those who would usurp our rights and freedoms are filled with "passionate intensity?"  Have Americans been lulled to sleep by the "rocking cradle" of Juvenal's "bread and circuses" (government handouts and cable television)?  Are we once more asleep as the "rough beast" of despotism "slouches towards Bethlehem [Washington D.C.] to be born." 

It's certainly beginning to look that way. 

I came to scoff, at those who have been shouting "CONSPIRACY!"  "GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER!" to sneer at the "preppers". . . but now I am forced by circumstances to pay very close attention.

The actions of our ever expanding federal government and those who would ignore or do away with our Constitution in the name of "homeland security" and paternalism demand it.  Thomas Jefferson and others admonished us that "Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom."

We cannot just sit back and ignore what is occurring.  The actions I have listed above are not the actions of a benevolent, benign government.  The lies and ad hominem attacks coming from the Oval Office and those who speak for this administration are not the words of "a uniter." 

The threats being levelled at reporters who dare speak the truth about this administration are not a sign of "the most open and transparent administration in history," they are a symptom of a paranoid regime.  They are what I would expect of Hugo Chavez's regime or Fidel Castro's government, not an American government.

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

GAO Reports: Obamacare Will Likely Add $6.2 Trillion To National Debt Burden

Will Malven

$6.2 Trillion . . . $6.2 Thousand Billion . . . $6.2 Million, Million . . . It doesn't seem to matter how you say it, the numbers are so high that it is difficult to comprehend them.

That is how much the Government Accountability Office has reported "Obamacare," when fully implemented, will add to our already monstrous $16.5 Trillion debt over the next 75 years.

75 years? Oh, well that's not so bad, is it?  After all, that's only $83 Billion/year in additional spending for the next 75 years.
"A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon your talking real money."
--attr. to Sen. Everett Dirksen (R-IL)
That "$83 Billion" sounds awfully close to the $85 Billion in sequester cuts (split over 2 years) the Obama Administration and Democrats are screaming about being so large that hundreds of thousands of teachers, firemen, policemen, rape-victims, orphans, circus clowns, Savile Row tailors, animal trainers, carney barkers, and untold souls will suffer unimaginable privation and absolute destitution should they occur (funny how, when it suits Democrat objectives, $80 Billion is a huge amount of money, but when it doesn't suit their purposes, $80 Billion is merely a drop in the bucket).

This is the next story that will be studiously ignored or blithely explained away by the MSM and other Obamapologists as our nation plummets towards the economic abyss that most rational economists see looming in our near future.

Anyway you slice it, this merely confirms what Republicans have been saying about "Obamacare" from day one, that it's a budget buster and will add hundreds of billions of dollars to our already burgeoning debt.  Now the GAO has confirmed our worst fears.

From The Hill
GAO: Health law will increase deficit if cost-cutting steps stop
By Elise Viebeck - 02/26/13 03:12 PM ET

". . . Assuming the law is enforced as-is, the U.S. deficit will decline 1.5 percent as a share of the economy over the next 75 years, according to the GAO. Auditors attributed 1.2 percent of this improvement to the Affordable Care Act.

Under a different set of assumptions, the law has the opposite effect over time, the GAO said -- the deficit will increase by 0.7 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) if the law's cost-containment measures are phased out.

The report attributed this potential increase in part to the law's most expensive features -- the Medicaid expansion and the provision of insurance subsidies.

The report was requested by Sen. Jeff Sessions (Ala.), the top Republican on the Senate Budget Committee. On Tuesday, he and his office jumped on the figures to say that the healthcare law will increase the deficit by $6.2 trillion over 75 years.

To arrive at this figure, Sessions's office assumed the second scenario, in which the law's cost-containment measures end, and added up 75 year's [sic] worth of deficits using GDP projections from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services . . ."

The left, via MediaMatters (from whom all MSM "journalists" get their marching orders), has already dismissed this information by claiming that the GAO report only states this as a worst case scenario should all of the cost-containing measures written into the "Affordable Healthcare Act" not be enacted or retained.  Oddly, they fail to mention just what those "cost-containing measures" are--or not so oddly since they include things like "death-panels" and the $700 Billion dollars in cuts to Medicare payments to doctors and hospitals.

Does anybody (other than the Obama propagandists at MediaMatters) really believe that those "cost-containing measures" will survive in this political environment--even with Democrat politicians--once the voting public becomes fully aware of them?
NOTE:  One could easily label the Obama faithful at Media Matters gullible and naive if it weren't for the fact that they are paid disinformation peddlers working (indirectly) for and at the behest of by the Obama Administration, the Democrat Party, and their liberal directors.  As it is, they are nothing more than malevolent Democrat Party hacks writing apologetic disinformation intended to deceive the American people and lull them into a state of apathy and lethargy so that Obama and his fellow-travelers can implement their Marxist policies with the least possible opposition.  They are aided in their efforts by the lock-step march of MSM reporters in parroting their disinformation.
The reasoning is straight-line logic, the math elementary, which is why it escapes liberals completely.  You can't add 30-40 million uninsured people to the roles, broadly expand coverage to include 26-year old "children," and force coverage of "pre-existing conditions" onto an actuarially-based system of payment without something giving.  It just doesn't stand the laugh test.

Insurance rates are based on the concept of distributed risk.  In any given pool of people, you will have a certain number who will be ill, a much greater number who are healthy and at low risk to become ill at any given time.  The cost of treatment of those who are ill is distributed among all the insurance premium payers and so premiums remain as low as is reasonably possible based on the probability of any one person becoming ill according to actuarial calculations.

When the pool of people is greatly expanded to include those for whom the probability of becoming ill is much greater, as in those with pre-existing conditions or those who were previously unable to afford to pay for healthcare and who therefore are a greater health-risk (poorer diet, riskier habits and lifestyles) then the collective average risk associated with any one person in that pool rises and thus premiums must inevitably rise for all.

This is straight-line logic and forms the basis of conservative predictions and the de facto evidence now being reported by the GAO, that the Affordable Healthcare Act will cause healthcare costs to sky-rocket for every citizen (just as the previous euphemistically named "Affordable Housing Act" led to sky-rocketing costs in housing).

Liberals lack the higher-order mental discipline necessary to follow straight-line logic.  They're too easily distracted by the fairy-dust, will-o-wisps and magic bunny-trails their leaders leave for them--the siren song Media Matters and their echo-chamber MSM sing leads them into their unreal realm of illogic.

Under Democrat direction (or misdirection) since FY 2007 our national debt has soared from just under $9 Trillion (yes GWB was still president in 2007 and 2008, but Democrats controlled both houses of Congress) to $16.5 Trillion in FY 2012, an increase of 7.5 Trillion dollars, or 83% in just 6 years (60% under Obama alone).

Now with "Obamacare," Democrats have committed our federal government to an additional 6.2 trillion dollars in deficit spending and doomed every working citizen to paying more money for less (and lower quality) healthcare.

Welcome another blessing from our Fearless (Clown Prince Narcissist in Chief) Leader and his Democrat Party Fellow Travelers. 

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Maryland State Legislature Takes First Steps Towards Despotism

Will Malven

Wow!  Can you say dictatorship?

In an absolutely breathtaking example of liberal hubris, the Maryland state legislature is planning to circumvent their citizens ability to protest anti-gun rights legislation by holding simultaneous hearings on 51 bills in 3 committees over 2 days.  This is not an example of responsible, responsive government, this is an overt attempt to dilute the ability of citizens to protest their actions.
Friday, March 1st @ 1:00 PM:
  • 4 bills in the House Health & Government Operations Committee
  • 7 bills in the House Judiciary Committee (including the Governor’s gun ban)
Tuesday, March 5th @ 1:00 PM
  • 15 bills in the House Judiciary Committee
  • 25 bills in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee
Read more at Ammoland.com.
If you weren't paying attention to how former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats in the House acted in passing Obamacare, these actions might surprise you, but for most conservatives, this sort of high-handedness--while still shocking--is routine for Democrats.

This is a perfect example of the danger to our rights which liberal law-makers represent.  They have an agenda and they don't care what their citizens think about that agenda, they're only interested in pushing it through.  They can't be bothered with what we little people think, they know what is good for us and they are going to impose that agenda on us . . . for our own good.

Their intent is to curtail the rights of their own constituents without asking them if they should do so . . .
Why, if they paid attention, then (GASP!) we might come to expect that sort of obedience to the will of the people on a regular basis . . . My God, we might even expect "representative government" rather than simply acquiescing to dictates from our betters.
These are not the actions of well-intentioned legislators, these are the actions of men and women who know what they are doing is wrong.  They know that what they are doing will upset a large number of their constituents, so they are conniving to conduct their business in a manner so as to prevent us from protesting their actions.

People who know what they are doing is right, don't need to use subterfuge.  They don't need to use tricks or play games to defeat their opponents.  To the contrary, they're eager for discussion and view debate as an opportunity to educate; they're eager to face dissent and opposition.  Because they are certain of the rectitude of their actions, they don't fear those who disagree with them.

These are the actions that one might have seen from the old Soviet Union Polit-buro.  These are the actions of despots, not "representatives." These are the actions of people who are willing to go against the will of those who elected them. 

This is the "tyranny of the majority" against which our representative form of government was supposed to protect us. Democrats enthusiastically embrace laws protecting minority rights when it suits them, when it applies to one of their cause celebres, but let someone speak out in support of gun rights or some other non-politically correct subject then suddenly their response is "polls show that a majority of people want restrictions," or "90% of voters want universal background checks."

What happened to protecting people from the tyranny of the majority--especially when it applies to constitutionally protected rights?

Frankly, I'm surprised the Maryland legislators didn't plan this for 1:00 AM rather than 1:00 PM; the dark of night is a more appropriate time for this sort of subterfuge.

By rights, there ought to be 100,000 citizens of the state of Maryland storming the capitol.  By rights, these legislators should be seized, taken out to the steps of the capitol building, and tried for treason.  By rights, they should be executed for attempting to destroy the very foundations of our society . . . but they won't.

"Bread and Circuses"

Our people have become sheep.  Our citizens have allowed themselves to be lulled into complacency and apathy.  They trust that those they elect have citizens' best interests at heart. 

The people are more concerned with who the next "American Idol" will be and what Simon Cowell is doing than they are with what's happening in the houses of their legislatures and what laws are being passed.

. . . and so I quote Juvenal's "bread and circuses" (so pathetic has our education system become that few will even know who Juvenal was or understand what he was saying--hint, Juvenal was a Roman poet and satirist, not a young person).
The people, who once bestowed commands, consulships, legions, and all else, now concern themselves [with governing] no more, and long eagerly for just two things - bread and circuses.
A modern version of that might read "fat and happy."  People have food on their tables (increasingly being provided by the government) and an endless variety of mindless entertainment with which to amuse themselves on cable television.

Our government "by the people, of the people, and for the people" is becoming a government over the people and that role reversal is being achieved voluntarily.

We have a President who believes the Constitution is an impediment; who believes that he can rule by executive order (royal edict) and completely bypass the checks and balances our Founding Fathers set up in the Constitution . . . and sadly, we have a Congress that is afraid or unwilling to stop him.

Now we have state houses like those in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland who have decided that the voices of their citizens are unworthy of consideration.  They have chosen to abridge the rights of their citizens and resort to legislative tricks to impose their will on us . . . and far too many citizens either don't care and don't know enough to stop them.

Far too many have willingly, either through ignorance or apathy, placed their trust in the government rather than their fellow citizens.

These legislators in Maryland should be stopped.  The citizens of Maryland should be marching on their capitol in protest.  That 100,000 citizens I mentioned above should be half-a million and they should be armed.  They should be so upset that they would march into the chambers and seize these legislators and toss them out in the same manner that our Founding Fathers did to their own royal oppressors, but they won't.

The vast majority of the citizens in Maryland won't even be aware of what their law-makers are doing and even if they are, they will trust that they are doing the right thing.  They have become so ignorant of history and of their rights that they no longer fear oppression.

I wish it wasn't true, but I am not so naive as to believe that enough people care sufficiently to stop it.  We are a nation of fat and happy people who are gradually surrendering our rights in the blind trust that our government will act in our best interests . . . though it seldom does so.

Long Live Our American Republic!!!?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Being Raped? Colorado University Suggests Vomiting Or Urinating In Lieu Of Firearms

Will Malven

UPDATED 2/21/2013

Well it just doesn't stop.  More liberal "gun-grabber" insanity for you women out there.
Colorado College Advises Vomiting Or Urinating To Stop Rapists After Lawmakers Pass Gun Control Bills

BY Connor Sheets | February 18 2013 10:36 PM

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Department of Public Safety has updated an online statement advising female students to consider a variety of unusual actions if they are attacked, including vomiting, urinating and claiming that they are menstruating.

The advisory was updated Monday evening, just hours after the Colorado state House of Representatives passed a package of gun control bills that includes one that would make it illegal for people with concealed weapons permits to carry guns on the campuses of public universities. The bills still have to go to the state Senate and governor.

Some of the pieces of advice which were updated Monday evening on the university's public safety website are ones that many would find familiar, from running away without looking back to "yelling, hitting or biting" your attacker.
You know, you just can't make this crap up.  How twisted must a person be to reach this far just to justify depriving women on campus access to the one means most likely to protect a woman from a rapist?

Now that the Colorado House of Representatives has voted to ban guns on campus in their abject terror that some hysterical woman might run amok, the University of Colorado has put forth their suggestions as to how you ladies can deal with a rapist. 
What To Do If You Are Attacked

These tips are designed to help you protect yourself on campus, in town, at your home, or while you travel.  These are preventative tips and are designed to instruct you in crime prevention tactics.
  1. Be realistic about your ability to protect yourself.
  2. Your instinct may be to scream, go ahead!  It may startle your attacker and give you an opportunity to run away.
  3. Kick off your shoes if you have time and can't run in them.
  4. Don't take time to look back; just get away.
  5. If your life is in danger, passive resistance may be your best defense.
  6. Tell your attacker that you have a disease or are menstruating.
  7. Vomiting or urinating may also convince the attacker to leave you alone.
  8. Yelling, hitting or biting may give you a chance to escape, do it!
  9. Understand that some actions on your part might lead to more harm.
  10. Remember, every emergency situation is different.  Only you can decide which action is most appropriate."

I especially like number 9--yeah, that's a great help . . . "everything we just told you to do may cause the guy to beat the crap out of you even more."

Tell the rapist that you have a disease? . . . um yeah . . . that's likely to work.  He's certain to believe you.  Odds are, if you don't have a disease, after he finishes with you you will.

Tell them you're menstruating . . . really?  Seriously?  That might be a turn-on for some . . . I just can't go there.

Certainly the above advice is good if you're trapped without a means of defending yourself, but there isn't any legitimate reason for that ever to be the case.

This demonstrates the absurd lengths to which the anti-gun lobby is willing to go to promote it's radical agenda.  It is just sick, twisted, corrupt rationalization in a sad attempt to excuse the inexcusable actions of liberals who are more concerned that a woman protecting herself with a pistol or revolver MIGHT, possibly, potentially go all hysterical--we all know you women are unstable, hysterical crazies--and shoot several dozen innocent bystanders (well, if they're "bystanders" in a rape then they deserve to be shot), than they are in her welfare and safety.

How pathetic must one be to think like these clowns?  A bunch of metro-sexual politicians and women politicians more frightened of strong, independent women who refuse to be victims than they are that you might be raped . . . that's your Democrat feminist for you.

You Democrat women out there, you really agree with this crap?  You VOTE for these clowns?   Really?  If so, you're as ignorant and gullible as I have always asserted.

Some Republicans may question your right to abort an unborn child, but at least we want you alive and unmolested and are in full support of your ability to do so.  "War on women?"  The real "war on women" is from the left, not from conservatives.  They want you strong and independent as long as you do what they tell you.

I want every law-abiding woman out there who so desires to arm herself with the most powerful handgun with which she feels comfortable.  Get yourself a CHL (concealed handgun license) and a gun and practice, practice, practice.  Take some lessons (this goes for men as well, of course).

Learn to use you weapon with authority and confidence. Don't be stupid and wander around dangerous places when you don't have to and for God's sake don't go bar hopping or partying by yourself, but whatever you do, do it with a concealed handgun. 

Follow the links on the right sidebar.  FateofDestinee and Falia Reviews are a couple of women who will point you in the right direction.  Falia is one very petite little lady and after watching her shoot .45 autos (yes, ladies, you are fully capable of handling any calibre firearm) I have to say that any guy would have to be an idiot to tangle with her.  Falia is also very wise, she maintains facial anonymity on the internet (as I said, don't be stupid, don't make a targets of yourselves).

Visit their pages, their advice works for men as well as women, but it's great that they're on YouTube to show that women can enjoy shooting as a sport and don't have to piss on some guys leg and tell him it's raining if they're being assaulted.

These liberal idiots have their heads so far up their own posteriors--or those of Sarah Brady and Barrack Obama that they can't see clearly or think beyond whatever the MSM liberal rags dictate to them.

Jerks like Mayor "Nanny" Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo in New York don't think anyone should have a gun . . . except for the phalanx of heavily armed security with which they surround themselves.

Don't be a victim.  If I was a woman on the campus at Colorado, I would be screaming my head off at the administration and starting a campus-wide protest.  Marching to the capitol and fighting this lunacy.

Your choice ladies.  Be a victim or be empowered.  Be smart, or be a gullible, foolish victim.

Guns are not just for rednecks who drive pickup trucks named Billy-Bob and dress up in camo-gear.  They're for any sensible citizen who refuses to be a victim.

BE SAFE, ladies, unlike liberal men, we conservatives are not about to put some nebulous, imaginary, arbitrary political agenda above your welfare.  We love you and want you to get home safe and in tact.
UPDATE:  Well as shocking as it may seem, apparently you can shame a liberal if enough people laugh at them and express outrage over their suggestions.

The University of Colorado has removed the offensive list of suggestions from their web page.  See those of us who were critical of their actions apparently misunderstood the purpose of the list . . . Yes, once again we are at fault for their idiocy.  We just didn't understand what they were trying to say . . . it “was taken out of context on popular social media sites.


Liberals have no shame . . . they merely turn everything around and make it your fault.  How pathetic is that?

Long Live Our American Republic!!!

Democrat Colorado Legislator: Women Afraid Of Being Raped MIght "pop … pop a round at somebody"

Will Malven

Your not going to believe this one . . . on second thought . . . if you're at all familiar with how the minds of liberals function, you will.

The Daily Caller reports that Democratic Colorado state Rep. Joe Salazar wants to disarm women on campus.  He stood on the floor of the Colorado state House and said:
“It’s why we have call boxes; it’s why we have safe zones; it’s why we have the whistles — because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop … pop a round at somebody.”
Wake up ladies!  This is what all those liberal politicians actually think about you.  You can't be trusted with a gun, you're just not rational enough to use them safely.

When that 6'4" 300 lb. rapist is after you, take comfort ladies, you have a call box to keep you safe.  You have a whistle to keep him at bay.

"Don't you come near me or I'll blow this whistle" just doesn't quite have the intimidation factor of "Don't come near me or I'll blow your balls off" (note, ladies, don't aim for their privates, go for the center-of-mass shot and don't stop firing until they're down for the count).

Remember, when seconds count, your campus police are only minutes away--only as far as the nearest doughnut shop or dorm party.

Democrat liberals like Joe Salazar are motivated by fear; fear of their own imaginings.  He imagines a scenario in which one of you silly, irrational women (you know how prone to hysteria women are, don't you?) jumping at every noise and seeing rapists in every dark corner, cuts loose with her GUN (evil--dangerous--WMD--"DANGER, WILL ROBINSON") willy-nilly, killing who knows how many innocent bystanders, people passing by, and children playing in the park (at 1:00AM on campus) before she can be brought under control.

No, far better that she carry a whistle so she can alert all those people she might inadvertently shoot that she is being raped.  She can always whistle for help after she has been raped . . . if she is still breathing.

UTTER LUNACY . . . but then . . . that's what I've come to expect from the liberal anti-gun forces.

Funny, I'm a conservative and I don't know very many women (liberal or conservative) of whom I would be afraid if I knew they carried a pistol (I'm more of a mind to encourage them to do so).  They're all intelligent, rational, stable people who understand the world around them and would be most unlikely to "pop . . . pop a round at somebody" without knowing full well what they were doing and at whom they were aiming.

Actually I don't know very many hysterical, irrational women of the sort that Joe Salazar apparently does.

This is just another in a long line of dishonest, insulting statements being made by the anti-gun crowd in their dangerous efforts to impose their will on others.  Most of them know that the legislation they are pushing will not do what they claim it will.  Their motivations are two-fold, to appease those who live lives as full of fear as they, and to exercise greater control over their constituents lives, even if it means endangering those lives. 

The fact is, the legislation the (not so) estimable Mr. Salazar wishes to enact will have the opposite effect.  It will increase the likelihood that women will be raped on college campuses.

The data are quite clear that, in any concentration of people in America, the more available and accessible firearms are for the law-abiding, the lower the crime rate.  You can bet the rapists will be armed, so why shouldn't their targeted population also be armed?

And what is it about liberals that they feel impelled to lay the blame for being insulted on those whom they just insulted.  Representative Salazar later made the typical liberal non-apology apology.
“I’m sorry if I offended anyone.  That was absolutely not my intention. We were having a public policy debate on whether or not guns makes people safer on campus. I don’t believe they do. That was the point I was trying to make. If anyone thinks I’m not sensitive to the dangers women face, they’re wrong. I am a husband and father of two beautiful girls, and I’ve spent the last decade defending women’s rights as a civil rights attorney. Again, I’m deeply sorry if I offended anyone with my comments.”
In other words, according to Joe Salazar, "It's you own damn fault for being too stupid to understand what I was saying."

The concept of simply saying, "I'm sorry, I was wrong to say what I said" completely escapes a liberal.  They are so arrogant that they KNOW they can't possibly be in the wrong, so they offer that "This is what I was saying, sorry you didn't understand me" non-apology.

It's up to you women, if I were you, I would stop believing all the lies these gun-grabbers are feeding you and stop voting for them.  They don't have your best interests at heart, they only have their own political aspirations in mind.

Fact:  Universal background checks will not prevent criminals from obtaining firearms.  Those who sell to criminals are already breaking the law.  What makes you think that new laws will stop them?

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Joe Scarborough, Al Sharpton Bash Wayne LaPierre--Liberal Racism, Elitism, Ignorance On Display

Will Malven

It's always revealing to listen to what liberals conclude from the statements of those they hate.  It tells you how they think and what their prejudices truly are.

 In the case of "Morning" Joe Scarborough and Al Sharpton, this morning's discussion of an editorial, Stand and Fight written by Wayne LaPierre and published in The Daily Caller, demonstrated just how their racism informs their understanding of what others say and the assumptions they make about their audience and supporters.  It reveals their biases (and their elitist bigotry).

First Offense:  Cartel Gangs Are Entering America Across Our Under-protected Border

What were the offending words?  Well first, Wayne LaPierre dared tell the truth about the recent influx of members of Latin American drug cartels coming to our cities: 
". . . Latin American drug gangs have invaded every city of significant size in the United States. Phoenix is already one of the kidnapping capitals of the world, and though the states on the U.S./Mexico border may be the first places in the nation to suffer from cartel violence, by no means are they the last.

The president flagrantly defies the 2006 federal law ordering the construction of a secure border fence along the entire Mexican border. So the border today remains porous not only to people seeking jobs in the U.S., but to criminals whose jobs are murder, rape, robbery and kidnapping. Ominously, the border also remains open to agents of al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. Numerous intelligence sources have confirmed that foreign terrorists have identified the southern U.S. border as their path of entry into the country . . ."
Mr. LaPierre did not say "all Latinos were criminals," nor did he imply as much.  The source of those thoughts are the minds of Messrs. Scarborough, Sharpton, and their ilk, minds mired in what former President George W. Bush called "the soft bigotry of low-expectations," and filled with hatred and contempt for those they can't understand.  They are ignorant, arrogant minds projecting their own secret (and perhaps not even consciously held) prejudices onto average Americans and gun-owners,  whom they hold in contempt.

Mr. LaPierre committed an unforgivable sin; he told the truth and in doing so (compounding his error) he dared mention one of those special, protected ethnic groups one dare not mention in any negative way lest he violate the strictures of political correctness. 

Merely by pointing out that among those crossing our borders are members of MS-13, Los Zetas, and the like--a substantial number of whom now sit in our prisons--he spoke the truth that may not be spoken.

Mr. LaPierre's statement reflects that for many law-abiding Americans, the presence of these ruthless, violent criminals constitutes sufficient threat to themselves, their families, and their communities for them to be armed with "high capacity magazines and semi-automatic rifles.

For liberals and their pet pseudo-conservatives, it's an unforgivable sin for which he must be punished--ridiculed, isolated and targeted.  He violated one of the unwritten laws of political correctness--A conservative is racist if he speaks the truth about specially protected ethnic groups.

These "Beltway-to-Boston-Corridor" elites don't have to deal with these problems, but residents in border-states and poor people trapped in inner-cities face them daily.   These threats are growing in America and the the feds and police are powerless to stop them.

Liberals, like Al Sharpton, and their pseudo-conservative lapdogs, like Joe Scarborough, zero in on the words "Latin American" and play the race-card.  Implying that to mention them proves racism.  Guilt-by-association, is used to smear anyone who disagrees with their radical anti-gun, anti-2nd Amendment agenda.

Second Offense:  Looting Occurred In South Brooklyn After Hurricane Sandy

LaPierre's second, even graver, offense was in mentioning South Brooklyn and the rampant disorder that occurred subsequent to Hurricane Sandy:
". . . After Hurricane Sandy, we saw the hellish world that the gun prohibitionists see as their utopia. Looters ran wild in south Brooklyn. There was no food, water or electricity. And if you wanted to walk several miles to get supplies, you better get back before dark, or you might not get home at all.

Anti-gun New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had already done everything he could to prevent law-abiding New Yorkers from owning guns, and he has made sure that no ordinary citizen will ever be allowed to carry a gun. He even refused to allow the National Guard into the city to restore civil order because Guardsmen carry guns! . . ."
For liberals, the above quotation includes key words which scream "Racism."  They're known only to them until they're revealed, usually to the speaker's astonishment.  Words like "Looters," and "south Brooklyn" are liberal code-words for African Americans.
Most Americans have no idea that the residents of south Brooklyn are predominately black and have the (apparently) mistaken belief that "looters" can be of any race.  Only those who are preoccupied with race and live in the surreal, self-focused world of New York City and the Corridor know this code (I certainly didn't). 

Most revealing in this attack, neither Mr. Sharpton nor Mr. Scarborough hesitated a second in imagining that Mr. LaPierre was casting aspersion on African Americans.  It never occurred to either man that many within the South Brooklyn community would or could want to protect themselves from those looters, whatever their race. 

Do they believe blacks are only capable or rioting?  Has their own "soft-bigotry of low expectations" led them to make an assumption that, quite frankly, never even occurred to me until they mentioned it?

Worst Offense:  Second Amendment Is A Sacred Trust

Wayne LaPierre's cardinal sin. however, is that he interprets the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution literally and accepts our Founding Fathers at their word; for that, he must be demonized, he must be punished.

Having informed himself of the intentions of our Founding Fathers and their grave concerns about an over-reaching federal government, he dares defy the illuminati of the "Beltway-to-Boston" elite who have relegated our Constitution and the Bill of Rights to the status of "a quaint, out-dated,. document that contains some interesting ideas, but that should not be too closely adhered to."

Mr. LaPierre and many others of us who have actually studied the issue of "gun control" and who have read the writings of Madison, Jefferson, Hamilton, et al; we who have studied The Federalist Papers and the Anti-Federalist Papers, understand that those brilliant, highly educated men had a deep and abiding fear of creating too powerful of a central government and knew that any government they devised, no matter how carefully, might eventually fall prey to those who desire power over others and would gravitate to those seats of power.

If, as Joe Scarborough and the others in the anti-gun movement assert, our Founding Fathers never envisioned firearms that use 30 round magazines and could fire them in rapidly, then it is just as true that they never envisioned a government comprised of men who abandoned real professions to be life-long professional politicians--seeking only greater power over the very people they were elected to serve.

Neither assumption is true, of course.  Professional politicians (like the prostitutes they patronize and all too often mimic) have been around since the dawn of governments and these very wise men certainly had knowledge of the evolution of firearms before their time and the gradual reduction in size, increases in fire-power, and greater portability of such weapons--they or their contemporaries had seen the the Puckle Gun and the Nock Gun and Organ Guns had been designed by Leonardo DaVinci.

It's liberal arrogance that presumes these men vision incapable of imagining a further evolution of firearms.  It's a specious argument . . . and an irrelevant argument.

Whether or not the framers of our Constitution were capable of foreseeing the invention of high capacity magazines and "assault weapons,' the principles they espoused and the reasoning behind them were based on the concept of a citizenry armed with weapons equal to those possessed by the standing armies of the time and hold true today.

It is clear that the intent behind the 2nd Amendment was to provide for an armed civilian populace as a counter-balance to a national standing army (Federalist #46) . . . as a deterrent to any attempt by those in power to over-step the bounds of their legitimate, constitutionally constrained powers.

The possibility that average citizens might not be able to depend on the police for their security and safety escapes liberals.  They can't imagine a scenario like Wayne LaPierre described, in which police are no longer funded . . . but I can . . . and I wrote about a similar situation that occurred following Hurricane Katrina.

People like "Reverend Al" and "Morning Joe" prefer President Obama's view that our Constitution is "a charter of negative liberties" and more of an encumbrance to what they deem "good government" than it is the defining outline by which our government is supposed to be structured.  They also appear to believe that our rights are defined in the Bill or Rights and the Constitution (damn that pesky 9th Amendment).

Educated, knowledgeable people like Mr. LaPierre and we who stand in support of the 2nd Amendment (and the Constitution) pose a threat to them. We are hated by them, because we threaten their agenda, thus--taking a page Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals--they attempt to ridicule and lie about us, what we believe, and who we are.

"Backwoods, Redneck, Hillbillies"

These guys believe those in the "Beltway-to-Boston Corridor" have a superior understanding of the issues, our government, and our nation.  The aura of arrogance that surrounds people like Scarborough and Sharpton and those self-congratulatory "luminaries" who daily grace the set of Morning Joe and engage in an orgy of mutual back-slapping radiates like the afterglow from a nuclear detonation.

The assumption that mere proximity to the halls of government, or being within them somehow makes their opinions and beliefs more authoritative than those held by us "yokels and rubes" out here in the hinterland, is as ludicrous as the imaginings of the elites of Hollywood's that being paid large sums of money for pretending to be someone they're not while speaking words someone else has written makes their judgment superior to that of those who pay those exorbitant prices for tickets to attend their increasingly unimaginative, banal, and mostly boring movies.

Mr. Scarborough, you are wrong.  You understand nothing about the intent and meaning of the 2nd Amendment and nothing of the people you sneer at.  We are not loonies running around in camo-gear pretending to be militia-men, we are common, ordinary people who understand a hell of a lot more than you about our Constitution, our Founding Fathers and our rights.

You are a man of no principles; corrupt and preoccupied with an obsession of appearing sophisticated in the eyes of your liberal friends at MSNBC.  Yes, on occasion you revert to conservative principles--when it suits your purpose--you profess to be a "small-government conservative," yet you believe that the police are more trust-worthy than the average law-abiding citizen (events in L.A. prove differently).

You believe that the actions of a few individuals--all of whom broke the laws and were identified as potential threats to themselves and their neighbors--provide just cause to restrict the rights of all citizens.

You believe that we should pass laws that the FBI has admitted had NO EFFECT on crime, just because they're popular in the polls.

You place political expediency above doing what is right.

Mr. Scarborough you are symbolic of what is wrong with our nation and our government.  When elected officials place their careers as politicians (and pundits) over doing what is right, then they have betrayed the trust to which they pledged an oath.  You are callow, corrupt, and wrong.

Oh, and just because polls indicate the popularity of a cause, it is not a justification for passing laws, if it was then chocolate ice cream would be free.

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

State Of The Union Speech: Hide-Bound Leftist Ideologue President Offers Stale Ideas And Continued Decline

Will Malven

In his hour-long State of the Union speech, Obama continued the Democrat Party tradition of making war on private enterprise and increasing government's control and portion of the economy.  More regulation, more spending, higher taxation and no real vision for a prosperous future . . . the man is like a broken record.

President Obama told the nation: "It is our generation's task, then, to reignite the true engine of America's economic growth — a rising, thriving middle class."

Mr. President, you can't reignite the engine of growth by placing heavy, economic and regulatory burdens on the mechanisms that create growth, American industry and businesses.  You can't stimulate growth by imposing a destructive and counter-productive carbon-tax based on the false premise of man-made climate change.  The only possible result is further erosion of our energy industry, our manufacturing base and the jobs they create.

Mr. President, you can't stimulate our economy by raising taxes on those who produce and redistributing that money to those who consume.  You can't create jobs by shrinking the profits of those businesses who hire workers.

The President proposed increasing the minimum wage to $9.00/hr.  Again, at a time in which unemployment is a nominal 8% and (when accounting for those who have simply given up looking for work) more accurately in excess of 15%, raising the minimum wage is not a move that will lead to more jobs or a more robust economy.  Such a move will only further burden businesses that are already struggling to meet payrolls and are already facing the burdens placed on them by your healthcare mandate.

The push to increase the minimum wage isn't based on some noble desire to improve the lot of the poor, it is a political move intended to generate and shore up support from unions.  Every time the minimum wage increases, so do union wages and union contributions to Democrat Party coffers.

The President demagogued on making cuts to entitlement programs, proclaiming (again) that he was, ". . . open to additional reforms from both parties, so long as they don't violate the guarantee of a secure retirement.  Our government shouldn't make promises we cannot keep — but we must keep the promises we've already made."

The President has repeatedly claimed that he was "open" to budgeting discussions, only to turn each such meeting into a political circus of self-aggrandizement and then reneging on any agreement reached.

Mr.President, how do you keep the promises we've already made when Medicare and Social Security are on the path to bankruptcy and you and your party refuse to engage in any meaningful discussions on how to save them?  How do you continue to fund a ponzi-scheme when the nation's coffers are not simply empty, but $16.5 Trillion in debt?  How do you propose to keep our promises if your party can't even agree to propose a budget, let alone pass one?

This President's not interested in working with Congress, he's only interested in scoring political points.  He's not serious about debt reduction, or "job creation," he's looking for ways to attack Republicans.

The President's not interested in reaching across the aisle or working with Congress, he intends to bypass Congress and attempt to implement his radical, anti-business, anti-Constitution agenda through Executive Orders, like the dictator he imagines himself to be.

This wasn't a State of the Union Speech, it was just another in a long line of campaign speeches aimed, not at reaching across the aisle, building bridges, and solving problems.  This was a speech designed to designate enemies, alienate and isolate the Republican Party and preach his leftist agenda.

Congress doesn't work. because this President doesn't work.  There's no leadership coming out of the Oval Office, only venom, contentious rhetoric, and political scheming.  The Republicans in the House have passed over 40 bills intended to reduce the deficit, reduce our national debt, and get America back to work, but the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, is blocking every bill from even being debated.  He is not even allowing a vote on any of the measures.

Republicans aren't blocking progress, it's members of the President's own party and his unwillingness to provide a modicum of leadership who are blocking progress.  Democrats aren't looking for a solution to today's problems, they have their eyes firmly attached to the next election and are doing everything they can to ensure that they will win back control of the House.

Democrats and the President don't care about the fate of our nation or the misery our citizens are suffering, they care only about winning elections.  They care only about gaining power and control.

This speech, Mr. President, was "dead on arrival."

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!