March 22nd, 2012
By Barry Secrest
"Obama is not a Marxist, that's simply ridiculous!"
These are the words that have continually rebuffed those of us who are adamantly referred to as being Conservative radicals for criticizing the Obama Administration's ongoing war on capitalism and of course, energy. And yet, a recent story that came to us from Fox News, seems to prove our contentions outrageously correct, and in spades. You see, one of the most basic theories of Communist Marxism is the fact that Karl Marx, the originator of Marxism, felt that the State should take whatever it needed from the people in order to pay for its costs of providing services to the proletariat, in this case healthcare services to US Citizens, as a Collectivist economic necessity.
Once all of the expenses had been paid by the State or the entity under the State's authority, whatever was leftover was mandated to be directed back towards the people and redivided amongst the workers according to each individual's efforts or initial investment.
In Marxist theory, one of the repeatedly illustrated quotes is this one:
"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs"
Which might seem noble enough, to some, until typical human nature takes over and recognizes that no matter how hard one works or creates, that same individual gets back what some other arbitrary individual decides, who is located in a centralized labyrinthian bureau in the heart of the State's seat. Once that "Eureka" moment occurs, all bets are off as to the final dispensation of the shared poverty that once upon a time was shared wealth. Look at North Korea, if you have any doubts. So, how does all of this Marxist talk apply to Obamacare?
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Well, the answer can be found in the article further below, which states that non-compliant insurance companies will be required to refund any money not used for medical purposes or administrative expenses, as deduced by the State. So, is the government now telling an industry how much money it can make? You betcha! As Sarah Palin would say. The Federal Government has now decided how much money is enough for corporate insurers.....(Pshhh!....whatever you do, don't tell the insurance company stockholders; they're gonna be really pissed when they hear that Uncle Sam just threw out their reason for investing in the first place).
Now, the one thing to remember is that many companies in the US voluntarily redistribute excess funds via dividends or in the form of Co-op's or Mutual Companies, often enough, and are even glad to do so. However, once again, these companies do so voluntarily and as part of their reasoning for attracting and keeping customers in the first place. However, when such refunding is mandated by the state, in this case the Obama White House, and against the various companies' wishes, this is Marxism at its most basic, with an artful Obama twist.
Therefore, wildly proving that Obamacare is modeled off of basic Marxist theory. The story below, gives us the details, as written by Judson Berger of Fox News.
Oh....and....Welcome to Marxism America!
Millions of Americans stand to receive insurance company rebates by the end of the summer, as a result of a new requirement in the federal health care overhaul that strictly governs how insurers spend their cash.
The insurance industry, along with a slew of state officials, have been fighting the policy. Based on rules that were issued at the end of last year, Washington will require insurers to spend between 80 and 85 percent of premium dollars on medical care. Insurance companies that violate the rule will be required to effectively refund their customers.
March 15th, 2012
By Barry Secrest
I was at one of those corporate meetings where a significant amount of back-slapping camaraderie goes on. The executive, a man from further north who commands a very large fortune five hundred company, stood peering at me, eyes almost squinting, probably not sure of what exactly to make, either of me or of some of the things that he had heard about me within the political realm and outside of professional circles.
I get that sometimes, no doubt, the "he's very Conservative" whisper, despite an often bawdy sense of humor, very outspoken, too, perhaps a little over the edge on the boldness scale regarding the southern political pedigree, a radical possibly, being the likely concern of what the high-level officer was thoughtfully musing over: Ergo, one of those fiery Southern guys that fired the first cannonade at Ft. Sumter. This, despite my actual feelings on race, being in sharp contrast to what he might have been thinking. Right about that time, another executive, a better known associate to me, walked up and a political conversation ensued, as if on cue.
After a brief round of light political regaling, another employee in the loose circle asked if I were one of "those" Republicans, smiling ingratiatingly while verifying that I actually wrote a legible book, despite the intonations of a legitimate southern drawl (he obviously had not read Conroy or Frasier). The second executive grinned in return and responded entertainingly that I, indeed, had. He then stepped into a ram-rod straight position on the floor and, looking down, loafers proudly gleaming, stated," let me tell you something about Barry, if this is the center," and then he briefly glanced at me, eyes questioning. Understanding what brand of mirth he was after, I laughed, my brows, with a shrug, letting him know that it was fine. He then, after marking the center, set to walking across the room about 15 feet away.
Upon stopping, he raised his voice, cupped hands over mouth, and yelled, "then Barry is way, way over here on the Right." I laughed sheepishly, not at all hurt or wounded as the executives burst into nervous laughter, angularly glancing at me to verify my reaction. It was, in fact, a compliment; well, at least to me it was, although to some of those present it may have not been. Good thing I wasn't wearing my overalls.
(esp. of change or action) Relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough.
A person who advocates thorough or complete political or social reform.
adjective. fundamental - drastic
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adjective. fundamental - drastic
noun. root - radix
But I can also remember thinking, at the time, "well, I signed up for this when I became publicly outspoken," while simultaneously realizing that, even in a world dominated by capitalism's corporately moderated Field Generals, the paradigm of ideological battle was yet a deep mystery to many of these "Inc. professsionals," numerous among them, not always stopping to consider the strategic terrain in which they operate. It is not at all an uncommon thing, that those who often profit the most from capitalism's bounty, rarely, if ever, do the necessary tactical groundwork to inform those around them, along with those they serve. Understanding how it is that everyone has a job--and even why, in fact, that job exists, and how it may be lost or multiplied in the future, is not always common knowledge.
A strategic concern it is, within this nation, and now most especially, as many mischaracterize the free market as something greedily contrived and filled with excessive fault, when in fact, it is simply the most natural order of things when it comes to human socioeconomic interaction and the service of others. Many would even further assert that its high time the balance of our corporate leaders began realizing this to the point of voicing it, and yes, to even those self-acclaimed wiser beings who populate the corporate Media news jungle. So far, this labor of love has largely been left to the Academians, and we all know where that road to serfdom leads.
But, as true Capitalism, within its very essence, has been under concerted attack for at least five long years now, it stands to reason that even in an atmosphere of artificially braced markets ( i.e. quantitative easing and Statist bailouts) those markets will yet have isolated, untreated areas of extreme decay and rot, slowly spreading into other areas that continually impair what many see as an economic non-recovery. This largely because of the symptoms having been powerfully treated rather than the root injuries mended. Say what you will, US unemployment and GDP growth are at their historic worst. Not since the Great Depression has the US economy seen such a miserable bag of consistently jumbled economic data.
In other words, as it is with a fractured bone, so it is with industry. Before the healing can begin, the fracture must be immobilized and set, and this step should take place first, not last. However, repeatedly administering powerful pain-killers to the injury--in the form of copious taxpayer dollars stabbed at the wound--only hides the injury's pain and causes healing to take much, much longer, while certainly not correctly repairing it, nevermind the future economic limp.
The thing to also remember is simply that we Conservatives can always verifiably end, and stunningly win, virtually any argument on American Capitalism versus European Socialism and its various stunted cousins, by simply pointing out that no other nation in the history of man has ever produced either the wealth or the upward mobility, regardless of social class, or the ability to defend and quickly project power, or the miraculous accomplishment of providing fully 1/4th of the world's economy, while innovating on a massive scale, even with only 5% of the world's population. This last being a thing that the Messianic Marginalizer-in-Chief never mentions when postulating on how much energy a horrid America wastefully consumes. And all of this simply because of our Constitutionally-based Federal Republic's having been birthed and raised in a stunningly proper manner--well, properly except for the last generation or so, it should be noted.
But as with all things that function properly, there are always those who, while languishing cluelessly within the realm of wealth that we as Americans have created, over time, will seek to correct what is simply uncorrectable, at least not by collectivist means. In fact, the morass of problems that America is now facing are a direct result of diluting, via soft-Socialism's meddling, what once was, and can be again, a very successful formula.
Unfortunately, though, now in America, as things progress downwards, especially within industry, rather than the Federal Government seeing its own contrived impediment as being the actual harm, that same government will, more often than not, double-down on the regulations and the meddlesome monitoring, making survivability all but impossible.
In essence, rather than freeing up the industry in trouble, the Government plops itself down directly on the industry's chest, the attitude being, "I'm here now, so what's the problem," thereby asphyxiating it with the governments own terrible weight, while at the same time paradoxically wondering why all of a sudden breathing has for all intents and purposes ceased, even while the industry's being crushed underneath.
Yet, as I and others try to explain why so many things are amiss in our nation, my Conservative thought process, and the fact that I am voicing it, automatically places me within that ragtag grouping of resolute individuals known as Radicals, alas.
A fact to remember, if you're a Liberal and you're outspoken, your an Activist or even a journalist, however, if your Conservative and outspoken, you are a Radical, and possibly even dangerous.
But here, it also must be explained, that the vast amount of misunderstanding and misinformation bred from the ignorant media, learning institutions, and leftist politicos, while often appearing sound, will be the very thing that brings our industries down into failure and disrepair, while media contrived appearances seeming the exact opposite.
Look at healthcare as a prime example, now, before quality withers any further on the vine. Medical care has already begun to suffer, and super injury claims are increasing at an astounding pace. But this also speaks directly to those Conservatives, and otherwise, who, being weaned from birth on Capitalism, understand almost innately how a free market functions and operates most efficiently.
We tend to assume that everyone else has also learned these same lessons. When, in fact, they have not, quite frankly, and not at all, in many cases. Which is where, I come in, as I am often told by my editor and college academian textbook writer, with a ruler to the hand, stating, "Stop assuming that everyone knows what you know! They Don't!" My reply, being always, "But this is just common sense, right?" "No" is often the outraged response. But this very point that my editor constantly makes was also made tangibly by none other than the sometimes Conservative , Harvard Grad, Bill O'Reilly recently, as he continued his simpletonian attack on American oil companies, sounding much like a very tall Barack Obama clone on steroids.
He's Looking Out For Free Market Training-Wheels, (and Us)
During the show, O'Reilly was raising absolute hell at energy producers for the fact that oil and fuel prices have risen meteorically again, in America, and was blaming those dastardly oil companies, for artificially raising oil prices and then heinously selling the refined product to the highest bidder on the free market. In fact,watching Mary Katherine Hamm, A Daily Caller Conservative expert and regular on Bill's show, exasperatingly try to explain why Bill was totally wrong on his points, comically reminded me of trying to explain to one of my children, when smaller, the differences between toothpaste and shampoo. The difficulty in that they both promote cleanness, both are used with water, both used on the body, both come in some form of attractive tubing, however, the interchanging of the two will produce largely miserable results each and every time.
O'Reilly, who I often enjoy by the way, is moderately outraged at oil companies for exporting refined gas out of the US, for Heaven's sake, and is yet under the impression that a nation can heavily utilize imports via the free market, but then should consume the imported oil only inside the US in a closed loop market, thereby somehow keeping prices low. Which is more or less the miraculous loaves and fishes approach to energy usage within any given market. In fact, buying in an open market and selling in a closed loop market is the very essence of a highly controlled Marxist-Statist approach to energy consumption, which fails miserably every time it is tried--just look at the old USSR and Cuba now, for numerous valuable lessons on the subject. But trying to explain this in any equitable way to most basic Liberals will get you the oil company-loving Radical Capitalist label every single time. You might as well yell, "Let the puppies burn! " at a PETA seminar.
But this, when utilizing the common sense, Conservative method, which tends to approach the various issues from a historical, real-life-lived context, rather than using some nutty Utopian concept predicated on how to achieve political and economic nirvana, makes those of us still within the unmoderated Conservative model a bunch of far-right-wing-nut-jobs virtually each and every single time, even as Rome burns. Attested to by the numerous columns and misguided rants by jaded opinionists that we are increasingly seeing these days. But are we True Conservatives so terribly radical in our stern admonition to follow the US Constitution to the letter and allow the free market to operate mostly unimpeded? Maybe we should ask this particular radical, He who stood remarkably erect on the stage while exuding a certain power, if not nobility.
His words, echoing those of his latter-day Tea Party counterparts, were a little alarming, if not completely radical to those who espoused a more controlled approach , especially to those who considered themselves among the highly erudite elitist class. To paraphrase, the radical extremist, who could easily inspire dread and not a small amount of loathing among his intellectual counterparts, was communicating the following words of wisdom:
People who are free should not only be armed, but should also be trained in the use of arms. Further, not only should they be disciplined in operation, but they should also have a well digested plan and be ready to use it, if the need arises. And if that need does arise, they should also have in place factories, and a plan to manufacture more arms as needed, in such a way that these, the armaments of defense, are always at the ready and independent from other other ventures, particularly for military supplies.
So, who is this gun-loving extremist radical who would obviously leave the Axis Press, along with many within the political class, gasping in shocked disbelief? Well, it was none other than the Father of our Nation, George Washington. The man, and first President being modernly paraphrased, who we, in grade school, also studied at great length in our formative years, and who might even be considered a militant pariah of the Right-Wing were he alive today.
So, what is is it, exactly, that has happened between this, our modern day of Liberally avowed Statism, and over two centuries ago, when this nation, saturated in Liberty, had just been birthed?
Well, that question seems to have been answered by another radical, whom we are once again modernly paraphrasing, and whom Obama would no doubt label a Tea-Bagger:
Wherever and whenever the true power lies within a centralized Government, the danger of both tyranny and oppression will always be present. America's government was initially structured so that the true power lies within the community of people and away from Government's center. Further, the invasion of an individual's private rights should be realized, not from the excess of government, which goes against the intent of the people, but rather from the intent of the people as enjoined by the people to the government.
Here, this particular radical, who warns of the dangers of a centralized or Statist government, and who was also the author of the Bill of Rights, being James Madison, was speaking his mind to another nutty radical in a letter. In fact, in speaking to the recently tackled issue of government's ability to compel upon religion, as in a forced provisioning and payment of birth control by the state against the Church, this same radical, Madison, wrote to above, stated this:
No individual can be compelled to frequent or support any religious institution or ministry in all of its forms. Nor will any individual be restrained, harassed or encumbered, either bodily or by seizure of personal property, due to their personal religious beliefs or opinions. Each and every individual will be allowed to profess or argue their beliefs in any manner; those beliefs which apply to their religion or belief system. These religious beliefs will further and in no way be held to diminish, enlarge or otherwise affect each individual's civic rights.
So, who was this religious nut-job who thought freedom of religious expression should not be limited in any way? Well, indeed, it was the same man who postulated on the merits of the separation of church and state, which the Progressives keep idiotically referring to, while never quite understanding the context. Thomas Jefferson had much to say on free beliefs, despite the fact that he was labeled a religious infidel during his campaign for President. You might also note that nowhere in the paragraph above will you find the words "except in the function of governance," because Jefferson never intended government to be a secular vacuum of agnosticism; ergo, the ever-brilliant Jefferson would be classified as a Right-Wing Nut, if ever there were one.
In fact, when we look back at each of the Founders, regardless of ideological disposition, the one all-encompassing theme, among many, which continually emerges is one of a wariness in big government, a fear for intrusion by the state upon any religious beliefs, and the importance of the individual and his or her rights as opposed to the tyranny of the majority or centralized power's tendency to dominate. The point being, these beliefs that most Conservatives still hold dear to this day are the same beliefs that propelled a nation unequaled in virtually any measurement one can conceivably make. A continued withdrawal away from these tenets would, therefore, by necessity, promote a change from the very things that have made us successful as a nation, to one that falters in failure, which tends to thoroughly explain why we are where we are today, as a country.
Applying the Definition of "Radical"
The thing to remember is simply this; if those who we label Conservatives are the same ones who still believe in the self-sustaining and continual application of the same wisdom the nation was founded upon and achieved outrageous success over 230 years, aren't the true radicals actually those who seek to move away from those traditional tenets?
When we look at what a "Radical" actually means, we will see the following: "a person who advocates thorough or complete political or social reform." Now, with that being the case, we outspoken and otherwise Conservatives are constantly fighting to keep the American system from being radically altered any further, from what is was intended to be, according to the Constitution and the Charters of Freedom. So, then, if the Conservative minded are actually the Traditionalists, as is obviously the case, then who are the actual radicals?
Once you arrive at the true answer to that question, then you may begin to see who the true radicals within this nation actually are, and they don't truthfully care very much for Conservatives, the Founders, Capitalism, Religion or even the US flag, for that matter.
March 5th, 2012
By Barry Secrest
Well.... at least we finally have something meaningless to dither about, rather than the truly ominous fact that America is going bankrupt, even while being crushed within the coils of an authoritarian Leftist Regime bent on radical mutation of virtually every institution in the US.
But that's not important....oh, no, indeed.
You see, the White House, it would appear, has successfully maneuvered our entire Fourth Estate, along with its hapless aficionados within the establishment political class, into a classic paradigm of perfidy on the apocalyptic, non-problem of birth control, no less, as stipulated by an avowed, if not proud, activist damsel in dubious copulative distress.
However, Obama's assault on religious freedom has quickly been mutated by the ever conniving Axis Press, and its political acolytes, into what they are trying to term as "an attack on women and their right to contraceptives," for Heaven's sake, by Conservatives. When, in actuality, the Conservatives have only tried to defend the Church from a Dark Ages brand of tyranny being exactingly fomented by the Left and Obama against the Church itself.
In fact, the only thing that has changed from, say, a decade ago, is Obama's having forced a religious institution into delivering a particular service within a general service that the institution is not actually required to deliver in the first place. Looked at in an entirely different vein, it would be much like me offering to clean out your gutters, which I am not required to do, and then Obama
stepping in and demanding that I give you free cable TV in addition to the gutter cleaning. Now, you might say,"well, that doesn't really make much sense, but I do like the idea of free cable at another's expense," and voila, the crux of the point has been delivered. This whole paradigm really doesn't make much of any sense whatsoever.
The Other Birth Control...
So, with a building-sized asteroid, even now, hurtling towards earth, fuel costs spiraling out of control, a debt that has crashed over the guardrail and is still tumbling down the hillside prior to the cliff, the Mideast being destabilized by Extreme Islamic sectarianism, ally Israel on the verge of attack on an militant Islamic Dictatorship, tornadoes ripping through the heartland spreading death and destruction, and our troops being subjected to nutty, murderous, Islamofascists, we are actually worried about an activist Georgetown law chick whimpering about someone to pay for her copulatory expenses.
In mid-retrospect, perhaps we in America should, in fact, notify Guinness and go for the world record of an entire country's engaging in a marathon, synchronized session of National mass-turbation, would be the all encompassing explanation for this nadir of witless insanity.
But in addition, we have apparently now also found the true culprit in America's vexing problems; the man who halts factories from being manned, shatters energy costs with environmental edicts, forcibly redistributes payment for services by decree, single handedly fluffs transportation costs by artificially limiting fuel supply, and even makes onerous demands on religious institutions ala Henry the Eighth, while manufacturing other debacles too numerous to mention, that omni-malevolent man, espousing delivery Tea, coated strawberries and fresh-flowers is... drum roll, please?
None other than.... our own, "lovable little fuzzball," Rush Limbaugh (?)(?)
You see, Rush had satirically called out the fluke bimbo testimony before congressional anti-gestalts as being from a "slut and a prostitute who wanted to be paid for having sex" (to paraphrase), and most of us laughed, eyebrows careening upwards at Rush's comments, when heard, as aptly illustrating the entire over-the-top conversation being foolishly observed inside the bellicose beltway, by a functioning member of the elitist hussy class no less. Nothing new here, when we are deluged by the daily character assassinations being perpetrated by the likes of Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and especially Bill Maher, among numerous others, which would make Rush's diatribe sound like the musings of an irritated Mahatma Gandhi.
Of Sasquatches, Strumpets and Menses Discomfit
But not everyone could see the satire at play, nor the big-tent circus stunt being parlayed on an increasingly mind-numbed America, by the White House and its groveling media. This is, in fact, nothing much more than a grand encore of misdirection, so that we might all look away from the carnage so far wrought in our nation, if only but for a moment.
Now, granted, it should be noted that I would never have called the dear strumpet a slut, at least not before, but this is more due to my ultra-high-testosterone early years in the US Navy, as being a deeply affectionate young-man-fan of the common tavern wench; you see one must engage in hypocrisy before one can be branded as being member of its ever-faithful, and now magnitudinally increasing, discipleship in America.
However, to meaningfully illustrate the point, it was the ever self-devouring Rick Santorum, who stated that Rush was "being absurd" and was but "an entertainer," ironically, not long after calling "the entertainer's" show to make a pitch to presidentially entertain Rush's entertainees' across America. Now, while Santorum didn't actually excoriate Limbaugh, he didn't exactly tender much of a wanton defense to Conservative sarcasm, either, especially for a man who has probably seen the fabled Sasquatch more times than He has actual birth control.
But not to be un-spectacularly outdone, Republican Speaker John Boehner, weighing in as the pro**, stated Limbaugh's comments were "inappropriate" --as if the other side of the argument actually were appropriate?
Similarly, Obama, The Magnificent Menses Multiplier, stated of Rush--" reprehensible, crude" and one from the Boehner cache, "inappropriate," while completely overlooking the slaying of Breitbart's name by politicos all across the Left, also while totaling ignoring floozy-boozing Bill Maher's R-rated onslaught of Conservative Sarah Palin and others. For another time, to be sure, maybe after Maher's $ 1 million campaign donation to Obama's super-pac's having been completely exhausted, alas.
Oh Beautiful for Specious Minds
But then the unholy host was just freshening-up. In fact the cacophony began emitting in stereo-ideological effect across both the Left and the Right of an increasingly confused, politically polarized, America, even while the heartland was laughing with Rush, at least if not for awhile.
Wicked witch of the west, Nancy Pelosi, who may even yet think that America is losing 300 million jobs a month, stated that Rush's "vicious attacks were uncivilized," while probably remaining undecided on whether or not to actually read the Obamacare bill,even after nearly two years.
NBC Slightly News actually initiated an effort to silence and impugn Rush, as did most Soros-connected media whore organizations, especially those detailed in an earlier article titled, The Battle for America, being our usual Marxist suspects. The list is long and getting longer.
To wit, we must now add the additional insult to Americans everywhere of having Conservatism's titular representative megaphone, in Limbaugh, being singed on the alter by the Messiah's worshipful Media. All because of the phantom menace of contraceptive costs being forced upon haplessly copulating buyers, ironically, being a problem that does not truthfully exist, to boot. At some point, I am beginning to wish that I could make all this stuff up, alas, but there be no need, we seem to now keep a comedy troupe of cunning clowns, manning both our government and our clueless media, in addition to various opinionist posts, throughout the increasingly unfruited plane.
A Turning Point
But then, just as we thought things would calm down, and as we paused to collectively throw yet another figurative media shtick in any direction chosen in order to hit yet another phantom problem, the entire comedic episode took on a decidedly bizarre series of twists and darkened turns.
First, on being completely shocked, if not crestfallen, from the news of Conservative Andrew Breitbart's untimely death on a Brentwood sidewalk on the previous Thursday morning, second, after hearing of a bomb-scare at the Limbaugh estate in West Palm beach, on the same Thursday evening, leaving most radical Liberals on the edge of their seats in dour anticipation. Third, in seeing multiple reports of a surprising exodus in radio advertisers for the Rush Limbaugh show on the following Friday evening. Fourth, on seeing Rush come out and actually have to apologize to Fluke, on his website, for his comments regarding her saintly character, on Saturday.
Overall, a decidedly rough stretch for raw American Conservatism, as a whole, and in only a three-day period.
The Limbaugh apology actually delivered a shock and not a little dismay to a large number of Rush's listeners. Not only because the Conservative Icon had been delivered a thorough thumping in the Axis Press, so harsh that he felt the need to deliver damage control before things got worse. But also because Rush had been dosed with a healthy measure of comeuppance by none other than those who have always gunned for his demise, at America's expense, in the first place. No one wants to see their champion apologize, well, unless of course you're an anti-American Obama fan.
But then again, the alarm for Rush must be recognized, as well, as it had not been so long ago that another Conservative Icon got stripped from the air, in the form of Glenn Beck. Beck, who has since dusted off and gotten back into the saddle on his own network, still lacks the overall viewership that he once held on Fox and, thereby, has suffered a considerable loss in voice strength, something that many might dread if the same were to happen to Limbaugh. But then there are also several other amorphous sides to this still-developing story. For one thing, Conservative fans all over America are now building a powerful coalition to come to Limbaugh's defense. Mark Levin, a big voice, powerful author, and fierce advocate of all things Conservative, has leaped furiously to Rush's defense, among many other prominent voices.
Newt Gingrich, also, a candidate looking for another resurgence, delivered a stinging, heartfelt, Conservative blow to the media for its efforts to help turn attention away from America's true problems on Limbaugh's aching back, on Meet The Press, no less. But even better, The Tea Party, playing the measuringly slumbering giant until the next main election period, is even now stirring to an irritated wakefulness, as one of its own has fallen under concerted attack. The Conservative Media, including this site, is in fact, swinging into outraged action.
The Great American Reformation
Few, if any, can actually boast the solid, affectionate backing of nearly 30 million people moved to mount a juggernaut defense, and yet Limbaugh can make that boast, and Rush is as far away from stupid as Obama is from balancing the budget. Limbaugh will, almost certainly, devise ways to advantage this particular setback as he regains his footing.
However, this episode could, in fact, turn on a dime into something that the Liberal Media and Obama could never have anticipated. This could, in all probability, be the spark that preemptively pulls the entire Conservative movement back together after the Republican fracturing elicited by a divisive and heated primary, and with the one powerful figure that delivers common ground to essentially the entire Right-Wing of America. Even now, the Conservative Media, along with millions of others, have turreted an angry gaze against those advertisers who have exited the program as Limbaugh's advertising support.
Below is a list of the Left-Loving evacuees:
- Mortgage lender Quicken Loans
- Mattress retailer Sleep Train and Sleep Number beds
- Online data backup service provider Carbonite
- Software maker Citrix Systems Inc
- Online legal document's LegalZoom
- Flower company ProFlowers
- The Cleveland Cavaliers
- Heart and Body Extract
- Tax Resolution Services
So, since these companies have chosen not to risk angering the minions of the Left by running ads on a Conservative show, they have also, by default, decided to unjustly anger those of us on the Right in their lack of support for our objectives. Very well. In the coming days, we will be displaying a special page on this site dedicated to companies who make these types of anti-Conservative decisions, along with viable alternatives to these particular services. We would urge each of those who dislike such anti-free speech shenanigans to email these companies and let them know that we Conservatives also have a bit of economic might at our disposal, and not a little determination to meaningfully use it.
Finally, this latest chapter of Obama drama vaguely reminded me of another chapter, in British history, in yet another assault on the Church by a tyrannical Monarch. It was 1534, and English King Henry Tudor the VIII, incited by yet another female of questionable repute, demanded that the Catholic Church dissolve his marriage to Queen Catherine of Aragon so that he might wed his mistress Ann Boleyn and know her legally.
When the Catholic Pope refused, a brand new chapter in the history of religious tyranny was fomented by a very angry Henry the Eighth known as the English Reformation. The Church of England was split off and formed from the splinterings of the Catholic Church, of which Henry the VIII, would be the Supreme Head of the Church in England in addition to being the King until death. This grab at power would yet foment even more tyranny; however, the tyranny of being approved as by God, rather than just an earthly bound ruler apart from the Church itself.
As the often tense politics of Catholicism and Anglicanism were continually played out over the following century, many of the Citizens grew restless and even weary of the postulations of the political class as mixed into burdensome religious decrees, which ultimately resulted in many fleeing to the new world, that being America, so that they could finally practice their various religions in freedom and as they so chose.
Fascinating, it is, that those 230 years of being free from religious control and compellance has finally found its way back to us again in the form of Obama's dictates to the Catholic Church in America.
Interesting it is that in each case, it all began with one Woman, one Ruler and One Church.
Editorial notes 3/13/12: Topix in which it was indicated that Philly radioman Marc Rayfield had axed the Rush Limbaugh show.
Note#2: We have corrected an earlier entry which was obtained from the website
CBS news and the Examiner advise us that this has been proven incorrect, we regret begatting an obvious error.
February 28th, 2012
By Barry Secrest
You know, things must be getting really bad, in America, when a particular search term shows up on your political website analytics, asking this burning question:
"Did Obama ban crosses?"
Which does, indeed, speak volumes to the current state of affairs with both the Statists within our Government and their relationship with the Church in America.
Yet, with most of the Axis Press and even many of the establishment Republican types, the commentary more often than not runs to what they would call the outrageous propensity for the current crop of GOP candidates to be focusing the 2012 race on social issues, for Heaven's sake.
Now, the absurdity, if not the hypocrisy, to be firmly associated with our increasingly pathetic media on this point, would be the fact that these GOP candidates are not spontaneously speaking out on abortion, contraceptives or other socially inclined issues. Rather, the candidates are being prompted by the media to make a statement on these various issues, and once the statement is tendered at the media's behest, the candidates are then lambasted for making the 2012 election about social issues by none other than the very people who are asking these social issue questions in the first place.
So, go figure....
But don't figure for too very long, because it is all quite simple. The White House is trying to switch the conversation away from the turgid US economy and into an area where the White House can then engage in a debate on the Social issues, thereby deflecting a large portion of attention away from the economy. This point was made crystal clear back in a January debate, when Little Georgie Stephanoupolis asked the first question, probably in years, about contraceptives to Mitt Romney, who blinked in confusion at the nature of the question, and has grown from there. We do, in fact, expect this sort of thing from the Obamaphibians and even the Media at large, but to be done so blatantly would seem to telegraph a certain haughty disdain by the media as to the discerning qualities of the American people. An insult to the nation's collective intelligence as a whole, unless, of course, the media is simply beyond stupid, which is quickly becoming a much less than remote possibility, not withstanding the general population's often sketchy memory in the first place.
Which brings us to the fact that we almost forgot to run our particular annual commentary on the most popular articles of the previous year, what with all of the remarkably imbecilic activities going on across the broad spectrum of American politics these days. But there is a reason why we seem to be growing so increasingly distracted, nasty cold this week, not withstanding.
For instance, El Magnifico, with gas prices surging out of control on the one hand, is actually living his most seductive fantasy of all, that being gasoline so outrageously priced that folks can scarcely afford it. But on the other hand, the only problem being, for Obama, that these spectacularly unpopular increases patiently waited to happen only until Obama's campaign season for his own election began, and right after his canceling of the XL pipeline to boot. One wonders if the Messiah can now perform the miraculous feat of stooping and pooping an entire green energy industry....which, ironically, would only go bankrupt in the near future. Once again, you just can't make this stuff up....
Meanwhile, recently received on our personal feedwire, was the fact that as the Tawny Titanic and the US government's Department of Agriculture proudly continue their campaign to place as many Americans as possible on foodstamps; the National Park Service, also a part of the Department of Agriculture, continues to post signs admonishing visitors to "please don't feed the animals as they may grow dependent upon free food and forget how to take care of themselves." Indeed again...
A valid argument, to be sure, if they in our governance would only listen to themselves, but then that would go wholly and completely against their Cloward-Piven spending disaster that is nearly upon us all. Besides, Critters can neither pay taxes nor vote, at least not yet, but if that ever does come to pass, then those "Please don't feed the animals" signs would come down quicker than world oil market prices if America had now decided to drill as often and as diversely as Bill Clinton once did.
But lest we digress further, it's time to review what really turned our Conservative and otherwise readers on for 2011. Please also note, that if you watch very closely, you may actually see a central theme coming into refocus. So, in keeping with the last-will- come-first rules of engagement, the following was our tenth most popular article of the year for Conservative Refocus in 2011:
In this article, which began under a tree, for me, we take a decidedly differing approach to the oddities surrounding the earthquake that shook almost the entire Eastern Seaboard of the US, along with me personally. This article, published on 9/1 proved to be very popular with the conspiracy oriented sites, bolting Conservative Refocus, oddly enough, into the upper echelons of conspiracy theory searches. However, if you haven't yet dug into the alternative side of this particular subject, then you simply must read this article. You may, after reading this piece, see earthquakes and other seemingly natural phenomena in a decidedly different light. Cue the X-files theme here......and don we now our foil apparel.
Next up was this unabashedly fun article to write:
Looking at the bizarre world in which both Americans and the world find themselves in, this piece published on March 21st, would prove that an administration dedicated to transformation was in fact speaking more to the subject of a typical bovine alimentary canal and its final product than anything else. Interesting, it is, that the longer one remains within what we have termed the twilight zone of America, the more comfortable things get, until...everyone figures out that Obama's quantitative easing amounts to being about the same as using your Visa card to pay down your Mastercard balance.
But, next up, as each article climbs the readership scale, comes one of the direst of all, when we look at the dynamics at play and our unimaginable debt in this article titled:
In this article, we explain the Cloward-Piven strategy and its Saul Alinksy roots, along with how it increasingly appears that Obama is following this disastrous strategy to its ultimate endgame. That being a complete transformation, as Obama had much earlier promised, of America's economy and her entire financial system. By taking Rep. Paul Ryan's written treatise on the subject and creatively interposing points of interest along the way, we effectively outline both what Obama is doing and why he's doing it. This article, published on July 18th, would vault the website up, once again, into the search link stratosphere of scary economic web searches for the truth.
Not long after the Epic Fail article of July, the Occupy Wall Street Protests were launched, which ostensibly hallmarked Obama's 2012 "WTF" class warfare campaign. A demonic colon blow patterned very loosely after the Conservative Tea Party Movement, being the Left-Wing OWS movement, would even see several OWS protester leaders actually approach this humble writer to extend my weary typing-hand to the leaders of the Tea Party movement. Which, after the peals of laughter from this writer tapered off, a desultory "I don't tink so" rejoinder was respectfully proffered.
On October the 21st, and just in time for Halloween, we published this article titled:
Attack of The Clones: The Marxist Philosophy and the Occupy Movement and thusly put to rest any hopes of a Tea Party/OWS coalition, at least on this end.
But, in this article, we actually summarize both the teachings of Marx, the meaning of Marxism and the similarities at play between Marx, the Dark Lord of the Sloth i.e. Obama , Communism and the Occupy movement itself. One of my personal favorites, as well, it should be noted. You see, the Dark Lord of the Sloth, indeed, must have his Army, and who better to serve than this grouping of resolutely ill-dedicated Clones within the Occupy Protests.
On May the 2nd, Obama's Kenyan birth suspicions boiled over, which necessitated the publishing of this article titled: Afterbirther Nation: A Civil Disagreement Meets the Born Identity
The joke goes something to the effect of "Can you name the three differences between God and Obama?" The answers are "Neither have a birth certificate, God is satisfied with 10%, and God doesn't think he's Obama."
The joke goes something to the effect of "Can you name the three differences between God and Obama?" The answers are "Neither have a birth certificate, God is satisfied with 10%, and God doesn't think he's Obama."
Here, we parlayed a summary of everything one needed to know about the Obama birth certificate questions along with the ruminations and beliefs held by some of our most prolific pundits of the day. The title, interestingly enough, was the brainchild of none other than some Liberal spewing her indignation at me for daring to doubt her Messiah as if I were to be insulted, right. Thanks are in order, by the way, as this article went haywire placing it as the sixth most read article of the year for Conservative Refocus.
Next up was the occasional, but always welcome, surprise article that just keeps on giving. A fun and quick rebuttal piece which details how to detect spin in any Axis Press article of the day, this piece titled:
Proved that long and wordy studies simply can't take the place of having a little bit of fun at the Elite's expense. However, our fun was soon burnished when we learned of our friend and companion site proprietor on the Left-Coast had taken her leave of us. Conservative writer and journalist Jane Jamison had died on August 30th, leaving our other Conservative Friend and the co-writer for Uncoverage.net, Dell Hill, to take on the torch of Jane's legacy by starting his own site titled Dell's Bottom Line, which is doing quite well, by the way.
But in this article we make the point that, whenever the Right pulls measurably ahead of the Left on the battlefield of ideas, it becomes time for the Mainstream Media's cavalry to ride to the rescue of their Left-wing bureaucratic army, and so it is that we can begin to see a certain "super-spin" employed in news article after news article as we move into the election season, as opposed to the normal spin-cycle. But also in this particular piece, one must not fail to note the harsh language being used by the reporter's alluding to Speaker Boehner and his "undiminished partisan and ideological gridlock." In other words, the House should do what the Supreme Leader says and shut-the-hell-up.
Moving into the final four and highest read of all articles, leads us to the fourth-ranked and highly popular precursor article of the OWS movement, which was writtin on 10/13, titled:
In this article, we delved quite deeply into the ridiculous set of demands as predicated by a grouping of pinheaded OWS protesters. Rebutting each demand in kind, and for effect, this article proved a hallmark for the extreme differences between the Tea Party and the OWS movement and was read all over the world by curious onlookers who were, themselves, searching for the truth as to the OWS movement. But we also make the following point:
Blaming Wall Street and the wealthy for America's severe economic downturn would be no different than trying to blame America's breadbasket and its Farmers for a severe national drought.
At number Three was yet another surprise article, initially clacked out in about 20 minutes while publishing the daily news in the Conservative Refocus News section, titled:
*sigh* I just love it when the wordplay within a title accomplishes more than the sum of its parts.
Published for the second time on 9/14, and filled out as compared to its precursor article of 9/11, this article effectively rebutted Krugman's ridiculous musings on 9/11, while at least in part convincing Paul that leaving his economic ravings to come over and play in our ideological playground can often be fraught with all sorts of unforeseen happenstance, the main one being a solid dribbling on the Battlefield of Ideas. One thing should be noted, however, Paul's musings coupled with our rebuttals have pushed this site to the apex when searching for any rebuttal to Paul Krugman; ergo, check this top Google search out: Rebuttal to Paul Krugman
You can try this with many others of your favorite mindless Liberals, too, it should be noted. But, moving on to the final two, here, yet is "Surprise!" another rebuttal that finally it made it to the promised land of top-read articles in our treatise to yet another scrappy Liberal being good ole' Leonard Pitts of the Miami Herald. In this article, Pitts makes the mistake of going after the Tea Party one more time. He should know better by now, but he doggedly persists, it would seem.
In the article titled:
We take Pitts to task on behalf of the Tea Party. Published on 10/3, for the below quote which left us performing our best impersonation of Yosemite Sam yet....Like this ....here is Pitts' quote:
The genteel, pragmatic Republicanism of the past has been supplanted by a pitchforks-and-torches mentality, a fun-house mirror distortion of traditional conservatism. Meaning, of course, the tea party.
Also, within this article was one of the best aspersions on the ever-insecure Obama and his inability to properly deal with criticism, ever, when we also published this response to Obama's Attackwatch.com that will make you cry with laughter:
Finally, and coming in at number one, was our article published on 9/23, that poked fun in earnest at Obama and his pitiful media disciples in their constantly portraying our Stumbler in Chief as the brainiac of his day. Titled:
The Man Who Would Be Keen: Obama's Top-Ten Job Killing Commandments we waylay virtually every previous fable which preached Obama as being the Keen of Keens. Lovingly built upon a Monty Python-esque framework of dry comedy, we establish what are the top commandments by Obama which facilitated a gigantic sucking sound of jobs leaving our nation.
Here, also, we visit the fact that ever-still agonizingly present within all the arguments, despite every smidgen of evidence to the contrary--even to this beleaguered day--the various and now often comical references to just how "keen" or "intellectually deep" our President actually is. Well... keen in exactly which way becomes the penultimate question? In this article, we further make the point that the constant meddling and vulture-like pecking at industry after industry has taken an extreme toll on America and, therefore, its quickly becoming infamous Federal Government, a government that was previously intended to be by and for the people, not just a few deranged Liberals.
However being ever the intrepid, we seek to answer the question of Obama's keenness in ways that once can scarcely imagine. But in this piece, also, we point out that Obama's final commandment of the Ten that we attribute to him, could be said to represent his entire Presidency, and what the civil Society of America will remember from him, and it goes like this:
#10 Thy reign of wealth and armed supremacy is over, Thy borders shall be shattered, Thy place in the world lessened
So far, this one commandment in particular, has worked just smashingly.
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