September 11th, 2012
Conservative Refocus on 9/11
By Barry Secrest
Our respectful commemoration of 9/11 was unfortunately interrupted by the nadir of suffusive, brain retardant, "left-wing think" from none other than Paul Krugman of the NY Times, being OUR ALIEN ATTACK ECONOMIST, who on 9/11 lamented:
Indeed, Paul Krugman...
Fascinating, but not unexpected, from a man such as Krugman, so obnoxiously liberal that Obama, to him, is the second coming of Thomas Jefferson. Krugman finds something both odd and not odd at the same time... an emotion that we Conservatives systemically feel for our Liberally infected zombie-like opposites on a painfully consistent basis.
But, does Krugman actually think that American's should be exultant over an attack that took so many American lives? One must suppose that Krugman somehow feels a certain joyousness, if he actually thinks America was "oddly subdued." So Paul, should we have been dancing in the streets at our decade-long decimation of the terrorist attackers as did much of the Mideast after the attacks on us?
We don't think so because, unfortunately, this ideological battle is far from being won.
In Krugman's column of 9/11, he enigmatically found America's sense of subdual as an oddity, which then brings those of who of us who have either been blessed or cursed with true common sense into a heartfelt seasoning of outrage, yet again. But then Krugman corrects himself by stating that "it's not really that odd."
Uh-oh, get ready whenever Liberal pundits correct themselves in a literary stuttering format. Ergo, here it comes:
What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful. The atrocity should have been a unifying event, but instead it became a wedge issue. Fake heroes like Bernie Kerik, Rudy Giuliani, and, yes, George W. Bush raced to cash in on the horror. And then the attack was used to justify an unrelated war the neocons wanted to fight, for all the wrong reasons
Here, and once again, as through the lengthy annals of Socialism's failures , Krugman seeks to deploy the communistic format of historical revisionism. After 9/11, Bush and virtually every Democrat in Congress, every Republican and American in general was in total and complete agreement. The feeling was that, whoever knocked these towers down would be found and punished; whomever threatened us would also be decisively corrected, preemptively, if necessary. It was a stance of rabid defiance and complete defense.
To say that Bush and Giulani "cashed in on the horror of 9/11" would be akin to stating that Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill cashed in on the Pearl Harbor attack horrors of Dec. 7,1941--"a date that will live in infamy." But, in fact, Krugman probably has mixed emotions about our WWII fight, as well. You see, it's simply the nature of Liberals to second-guess anything that must be done with both ferocity and a certain finality.
As I recall, and to refute Krugman's memory lapse, it was not just the neocons who wanted retribution after 9/11. Pretty much everyone in America was ready for a fight, except a large number of knee-knocking Liberals who preferred a stance of lily-livered appeasement, as is typical.
But we do find it poignant that Krugman would seek to cast the blame on the "horrible heroes" of 9/11, being those who's first thought was to both protect and defend. Alas, moderate left-winger Bill Clinton only missed his mark by a couple of years, but what would Clinton have done? A question for the ages, but, I have a pretty good idea his actions probably would have fallen a bit short of decisive. It was Clinton, after all, who had Bin laden dead to rights and then failed to act.
However, all of Krugman's pent-up angst over his fake heroes of 9/11, no doubt, would probably have to include the many heroic firefighters, policemen and first responders who also lost their lives on that day. Krugman pretty much denigrates the memory of each and every one of those brave and dedicated men and women in his column of politicized vilification.
In fact, the feeling, I am certain, is not lost on either me or the reader, that Krugman most likely counts the death-dealing terrorists on that terrible but beautiful day as the true hero's of his 9/11.
Krugman goes on:
The memory of 9/11 has been irrevocably poisoned; it has become an occasion for shame. And in its heart, the nation knows it.
Once again, Krugman completely leaves out the poisonous ideology of radical Islam, which became the actual act of an atrocity-- in the hijacking of a religion for the purpose of exploitation and barbarianism and violence. In fact, at no point in his column does Krugman mention the actual evil-doers. Instead, Krugman seeks to politicize one of the nation's most horrible sneak attacks into a diatribe opposing the defense of America against all threats to its defining civilization.
The memory of 9/11, Paul Krugman, will always be poisoned, but certainly not because of America's swing into action. The poison refers to a cowardly sneak attack on civilians and a terrible death to its airborne victims and tower-born inhabitants. Non-military men, women and children were all targeted for extermination. This is an evil poison whose only true inoculation is the decimation of its core. The radical Islamic forces being a beast with many evil heads, has had the US military methodically cleaving one after another off, effectively blood-letting the might of the beast like a meticulously precise barber in the middle-ages.
Will Krugman weep for them?
A lot of other people behaved badly. How many of our professional pundits — people who should have understood very well what was happening — took the easy way out, turning a blind eye to the corruption and lending their support to the hijacking of the atrocity?
Indeed Mr. Krugman, your shame knows no bounds, and your misleading ideology showcases only the need for those of your mindset to be defeated, and soundly, if not completely, in 2012.
The true shame within this nation is not the defense against a cowardly attack by barbarians, but rather, the true shame lies in the millions of people like Krugman. A man so cowardly that he chose to close his column to comments rather than allowing people to refute him within his own column. The even greater shame lies in the actions of those who agree with Krugman. There have been a number of opinion pieces both on the moderate Right and the Left that have agreed with Krugman's idiocy. To those people, we should remind them that the terror of 9/11 is but a simple collection of security mistakes away from being 9/11/11 or even 9/12.
Those individuals who mean to cast aspersions simply do not understand this enemy, nor the larger point in all of this. How can anyone say that Bush and the entire Government erred in their bold Mideast plans when no other mass attacks have come to fruition for at least a decade?
The true poison here lies also with Krugman's alternative reality of Liberalism, which, as we have seen, is no less harmful than the poison of Islamic radicalism, just a good deal slower while being more all-encompassing.
But Krugman will not make one mention of the evil aggressors who started this war in the name of Islam, and who, even now, plot ways to kill us while Krugman pensively cries foul against the heroes of our defense.
Typical and, yes, expected, but then, we all know deep down that if Krugman's aliens actually did attack we Americans, Krugman would find some solicitous means to take their side as well.
August 28th, 2012
The month of August, politically, was quite telling and, at this writing, we're not even done yet. However, just as Obama's mentor, Black Liberation Theologist Rev. Eugene Wright, will be singularly remembered for his rather broad denunciations of the US:
The August 2012 batch of American chickens are from a decidedly different clutch than the ones Rev. Wright was referring to. You see, Americans, over these hot days of August 2012, were treated to what we would euphemistically describe as a Progressive Coronal Mass Ejection, which saw the detritus of fatally flawed Liberal non-think literally straining the Progressives' protective shield that is America's Fourth Estate, our self-important media.
August 1-Revenge of the Super-Bitty
The beginning of the month saw a Mr. Adam Smith, who "was" the rather effeminate CFO of Vante, navigate his sedan into a Chick-Fil-A car line for a gratis cup of ice water. However, he didn't really want a free cup of ice water on that fateful day of August 1st. He had, in fact, made a fatefully short-sighted decision with the express purpose of vengefully bullying a very gracious female employee of the company for not "signing off "on gay marriage to his satisfaction.
The young lady was only doing her job at the drive-thru window when she was verbally assailed by Smith and bullied for having the audacity to work there, as seen in the YouTube video.
After the incident, Smith was hysterically jubilant and decided to post the video to YouTube to show off his bravo-male prowess.
Unfortunately for Smith, the video went viral, and here is what befell him after that in an unusual spate of poetic justice:
Vante of Tucson, AZ Regrets Actions of Former CFO
The following was the statement issued by Vante, Smith's employer:
Vante regrets the unfortunate events that transpired yesterday in Tucson between our former CFO/Treasurer Adam Smith and an employee at Chick-fil-A. Effective immediately, Mr. Smith is no longer an employee of our company.
Oops! By the way, Mr. Smith, we hear Chick-Fil-A might be hiring due to a massive and recent uptick in business, just in case you're looking to get right back into that ole' saddle.
Smith later posted an apologetic YouTube disclaimer that still somehow managed to vilify Chick-Fil-A for its holding of an opinion divergent from his own, and yet, the month of August would only get worse from there.
August 5th- Dreams from My Imam
Going largely unreported, Obama would quietly circle around the US Constitution on August the 5th and dramatically change American immigration law by decree, in allowing a path of amnesty for Illegal alien squatters without Congressional approval and against current US law.
The problems with Obama's 'illegal' plan are myriad and diverse, to include being severely unconstitutional. However, the one thing that Americans wanted, before anything is done by government with regard to the illegals, was for the border to be secured, and quite simply, It Is Not.
Well, so much for bipartisanship.....as November rapidly approaches.
August 7th- Romney the Metastisizing Reaper
The 7 th would see Obama's Alinsky-style campaign switch into overdrive as Obama's Super-pac actually accused his opponent, Mitt Romney, of a woman's cancer death; no joke.
The video was a stunning tribute to Hollywood fiction at its best, as it would later turn out.
This same story 'could' be attributed to thousands of people, all across America, who have lost their jobs and, therefore, their health insurance, as a result of Obama's efforts to ' transform America,' nervermind those who have lost their homes and businesses.
The earlier story, from the Obama Super-Pac, laid full blame for the death of the video spokesman's wife, by cancer, at Romney's feet. Bain had closed down the steel mill, the health insurance was lost, forget COBRA laws, and the lady died of cancer as a result.
But that was the fiction.
The real truth, revealed by CNN on that same day, indicates that the steel mill had shut down years earlier, and this man's wife was diagnosed with cancer many years later. In fact, she had her own health insurance through her employer before she was actually diagnosed.
In other words, the lady's cancer was diagnosed AFTER she had left her job, where she had been fully insured, much later, due to an injury. Bain's steel mill had no bearing on the lady's death in any way, which proves that the Obama ad was a complete and totally fabricated lie, bearing no resemblance to the actual truth, much like Obama's entire presidency, quite frankly. The only surprising part of the story was the fact that CNN was the outlet which had uncharacteristically cracked the case.
The other side of this story was how this particular human being, in the video, could use his wife's death, somehow, only for political gain.
This is what we're up against, here in America....
August 8th-Palin and 'Venus envy'
The Washington Posts', "She The People" writer,Reese, who is, apparently, also a stealth WaPo fashion editor, verbally dressed-down Palin's accessorizing , from her sunglasses all the way down to Sarah's shoes, like any proper feminazi elitist-snob would do.
I suppose it's a granted, after the mainstream media had used enough ink to fill Lake Michigan attacking Palin over these last four years, that any garden variety journalist, to include Reese, still can't quite fathom how it is that Palin has reached super-celebrity status, especially when Reese states that Palin has reached worldwide fame "somehow."
Then Reese tried to emphasize her superiority over former Governor Palin with a "groan" because Sarah, as she is often want to do, apparently said words which most typical Beltway Insider females would never say on the podium.
Um...H-E-L-L-O, Where in the world has this chick, Diana Reese, been anyway? Just getting back, perhaps, from an elongated alien abduction?
August 9th- Barry Hears a Boo!
The media was all over this one, like Harry Reid on a budget cut, when Obama began whining over Michelle's not getting paid for being first lady...yeah, no joke:
"...I wanna make sure that when she's working she is getting paid the same as men, I gotta say that First Ladies right now don't, even though that's a tough job!"~BH Obama
Indeed, Mr. President, one supposes that 16 vacations in three years on America's dime should easily be pay enough for the First Lady, should it not?
In fact, whatever happened to Obama's constant yammering over public service in favor of going to work for "some big corporation," anyway? Here, by the way, is a listing of Michelle Obama's "not being paid like a man" exploits:
First compiled by The Washington Examiner:
-- President's Day 2012, Michelle and the girls go to Aspen to ski.
-- Christmas 2011, the first family goes to Hawaii for an extended vacation.
-- Summer 2011, the family visits Martha's Vineyard, Mass., for the annual beach break.
-- June 2011, the first lady, her mother and daughters travel to South Africa and Botswana.
-- President's Day 2011, the first lady and first daughters travel to Vail to ski.
-- Christmas 2010, the first family goes to Hawaii.
-- August 2010, post-BP oil spill beach trip to Panama City Beach, Fla.
-- August 2010, Obama travels to Chicago alone for a weekend 49th birthday bash (and fundraiser).
-- August 2010, the first lady and daughter Sasha travel to Spain for a mother-daughter vacation.
-- August 2010, the family spends summer vacation in Martha's Vineyard.
-- July 2010, the first family goes to Mount Desert Island, Maine.
-- May 2010, the first family takes a four-day trip to Chicago.
-- March 2010, first lady and daughters spend spring break in New York City.
-- Christmas 2009, the family goes to Hawaii for the winter break.
-- August 2009, everyone heads to Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Canyon for a short vacation.
-- August 2009, the first family takes its first vacation from the White House at Martha's Vineyard.
Amazingly, two of Michelle's vacations alone totalled over $ 800,000 "tax free" dollars
All of this, even while America burns in the fires of a debt severely out of control. So, just exactly how much is enough for El Magnifico? Either way, it's good 'work' if you can get it.....
August 1oth-"The American Bankruptcy and Bailout Non-Recovery Act?"
On the 10th, Obama apparently detoured off teleprompter, once again, to tell the American people that he wanted to emulate his GM success with 'every manufacturer in America.'
“Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry."~BH Obama
So, in an effort to get this straight, Obama wants each American manufacturer to declare bankruptcy, then he wishes to step in and eliminate approximately one-half of all the manufacturers' dealers, laying off hundreds of thousands of workers, and then, during the bankruptcy proceedings, Obama wants to give the manufacturers to the Unions?
But it gets better...
He would then place all of the initial investors at the back of the line, disallowing trillions in investments to go back to the original risk-takers and Capitalists, while having a government stake in every company in America, with the Unions having a considerable stake in each company.
I think we get it: Just another link in Obama's Cloward-Piven chain.
No thanks, Mr. President. Indeed, this is exactly what happened with GM, which still hasn't paid back the billions that the company owes to American taxpayers.
August 12th-Pathological and Proud Of It.... Mostly
Obama's Deputy Campaign Manager, Stephanie Cutter, finally admitted to everyone what we all knew, that the Liberals' Obamacare Plan actually deletes over $ 700 Billion from our Seniors' Medicare coverage. Ironically, the admission comes after the Democrats had continually terrified the populace for over one complete generation, that the Republicans would be the ones to do it:
However, after lying pathologically over many other issues, we were bewildered at Cutter's complete 180 turnabout, or maybe she simply missed that particular Democrat denial memo.
At any rate, perhaps she decided to turn over a new leaf....she is, in fact, about the first Liberal we've heard to actually admit to what the Democrats were trying to keep secret. Obama and the Dems slashed our seniors' Medicare coverage by $700 billion and then tried to blame Paul Ryan for it "by pushing granny over the cliff."
Ironically, Cutter is the same spokesperson who denied knowing the details behind the supposed victim, Soptic, in the 'Obama blames Romney' cancer ad that caused such an uproar. It was later found out that Cutter had been fully involved in distributing the Soptic propaganda, which has later proven to be completely false.
Conservatives simply love it when our opposition counterparts, the Progressives, hire operatives who consistently fail to recall their earlier lies. Oh, and thanks Stephanie. I had earlier remembered $500 billion in a mnemonic rounding-down exercise; I shall remember the full amount from now on--kudo's to you, my dear.
But you know what's really funny in all of this? Any lie that we could try to make up to counter the Libs' lies would pitifully pale in comparison to the terrible truths that the radical Liberals have subjected us to and then denied over these last three years.
The Obama campaign has proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that the truth about them is far stranger than any fiction we could possibly conceive.
August 14th-Obama's Unchained Malady- 'Joe Biden'
"Gonna Put Ya'll Back in Chains," Joe says to a predominantly Black audience in Virginia.
Jilted Joe must be getting a little desperate, or maybe he's just getting even for Obama's offering Hillary the VP slot.
Either way, Biden speaks of the Republicans unchaining Wall Street and the banks, which sounds kind of scary-- well--at least until you look at how miserable our economy has been performing. However, the truth can often be found in opposite meanings, if one but listens closely.
What Vice-President Biden just admitted was that Obama and the Democrats have euphemistically chained the economic engines of the free world, that being America's Wall Street and the Banks. It's not a surprise to many of us, quite frankly; we knew it.
Then Biden went on to state to that "He [Romney] Gonna Put Ya'll Back in Chains," which was an obvious "southern Black vernacular" allusion to certain Obama constituents within the crowd.
However, the irony didn't escape many of us when we thoughtfully stopped to consider the fact that the Party of Lincoln and Martin Luther King, being the Republican Party, was the operative political power in freeing the slaves from their chains.
In fact, it was that "other party" who largely fought against Lincoln tooth and nail.
However, with Black unemployment at an historical high of over 14%, and with 1 million people on welfare and over 100 million on food stamps, it isn't the Republicans who are puttin' the chains on the American People, it's the party of Obama.
Make no mistake, the economic chains of despair, and ultimate dependence on the state, are no less rigid than those chains placed on men over 150 years ago.
A velveted chain and shackle is no less of a hindrance, despite the fact that it just feels a little more comfortable.
August 16th-The Dynamic Dufus Strikes agin'
So, Biden, this time, actually exhorts a crowd of Virginians that "we can win North Carolina."
Oh, my God, are we being invaded by the Commonwealth of Virginia? Sheez, talk about the swing state from hell.....well, at least it's not South Carolina....
All joking aside, Biden's apparently the type of guy who has to take a refresher course on how to chew food. This video was taken while he was delivering a speech in Virgina. Did you hear the Libs' confusion in the crowd when he said "North Carolina?"
At this point, many had to take out their driver's license in order to verify what state they lived in.
I mean, good heavens! I've heard liberals call him a "gaffe machine," but at this point he is "A Walking Gaff-droid" --last night he even forgot what century he's in.
Well, at least this guy's a poster child for "equal opportunity," based upon the fact that, even if you're dumb as a rock in America, you can still find yourself in the number two position of being Leader of the Free World. Well, at least if you're a card-carrying member in good standing of the Democratic Party.
Oh, wait, ID Cards are racist according to the Democratic Party...well, unless you plan on attending the DNC in Charlotte; can't get in there without an ID.
Bunch of racists!
How much you wanna bet Biden winds up in Charlottesville, Virginia on September 2nd? (With a very confused look on his face...)
August 17th- Obama's Unfunded Man-Date
Obama, in this interview, insists that neither he nor his campaign are trying to divide America, and perhaps even the word 'divide' is a bit 'inaccurate' for our purposes, at least in this case.
In fact, maybe Obama is simply trying to partition America into various sub-groupings in an effort to appeal to only those who largely agree with his Progressive mindset. For instance, regarding those of the same-sex persuasion, Obama did a complete 180 turn-about and decided to embrace their plight rather than to disagree with it, as he had for his initial three years. Gaining their love and acceptance, ironically while setting him at odds with the Black Social Conservatives who voted for Obama.
For the workers, which he touts as working again, Obama has embraced the Unions and sent them scads of cash in order to sweeten their relationship--which worked smashingly right up until the point that his Union funding slowed to a trickle in favor of his own campaign--causing the Unions to recently begin protesting the Democratic Party.
As for his energy efforts, we are all aware of both the solar energy debacles and the Federal government funding Obama placed into his now bankrupt energy companies, who then bundled much of the cash and sent it right back into Obama's coiffures, at a massive profit to both themselves and El Magnifico.
All because.... his campaign needed the funding.
And the Obama regime's 'fixing of the debt' has been one of their cardinal administration efforts, so much so, in fact, that he has fixed the debt at a whopping $16 trillion dollars and rising fast. When challenged on his promise to half the debt back in 2009 and 2010, Obama tells us "it was worse than he thought."
However, his campaign did, indeed, need the funding...but did his campaign need the funding , two years ago, even more than the debt needed fixing then, nevermind now? A silly question to be sure, all things being equal.
In retrospect, Obama may not be trying to divide the country so much as he is trying to completely demolish it in one massive "AA" concerted effort.
But, in order to do that, his campaign still needs to be funded....
August 18th- Hollow Point Bullets for a Hollow Administration
In Mid-August we began learning of Massive government requisitions of hollow point bullets from agencies as diverse as the Social Security Administration to the National Weather Service. Odd? Nah, probably George Soros just purchased a bullet manufacturer or somethin'--nothing to see here....move along...
Also on the 18th was this gem of a quote from Down home Conservative Spitfire, Hank Williams, Jr at a concert in Iowa:
“We’ve got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the US, and we hate him!”
"The cheers that followed were loud and enthusiastic," according to the Des Moines Register...as well they should be.
August 19th- Rise of the Anti-Christ
Here, stories began emerging about Dissident Christians being crucified right outside of Muslim Brotherhood Leader and Egyptian President Morsi's Government Mansion.
But, in retrospect, do you remember what the clueless Obama administration stated of the Muslim Brotherhood?
On second thought, maybe they're more cunning than clueless... *Shiver*
August 20th-The Case of the Spitacular Troll
So, a Liberal Obama supporter clearly spits on a Romney fan at a lady's GOP political rally. But did you see this story in the media? Probably not, would be our guess.
But do you, perhaps, remember when a group of Tea Partiers were accused of spitting on black congressional members at the Capitol building? Remember all of the hoopla which peppered the mainstream media for days if not months?
No video proof was ever produced, despite a $ 100,000 reward offering from the late Breitbart, by the way. However, as you can see in the above video, the Romney protestor clearly spits on a woman's face, and for heaven's sake, you can even hear the lady doing it.
So, once again, where is the Mainstream Media on this outrageous conduct?
We checked all the major search engines for an entry on this story from the traditional media, other than Fox, and this is what we came up with.....
Also on the 19th was a stunning report from the AP, that we had been looking for in the Mainstream media and that has still gotten little, if any play.
You see, back in early August a report surfaced that an elderly nun had broken into a highly secure federal installation, the only one of its kind in the US, which stores weapons grade enriched uranium, you know, the stuff the Iranians havn't quite figured out how to make just yet.
It apparently took the MSM nearly a month to get the report out, form the inital incursion. Well, better late than never, as they say. But, has anyone actually pondered the whys of how a severe US security failure of epic significance can take second or even third seat to a wealthy Republican's tax returns?When we initially ran the report of the Federal installation incursion by an elderly nun in early August, few if any within the mainstream media, nor even the Right-wing media, seemingly took notice.
The problem? Highly enriched uranium is difficult to come by and is the essential 'holy grail ingredient' for every terrorist organization's nuclear bomb ambitions. In fact, it's what the Iranians are even now trying to achieve in completing their '12th Imam vision' of a destroyed Israel.
So, why the lag-time? For lack of a better analogy, it's the old "frog in boiling water" routine that has become our way of life, these days, in America; just turn it up slowly and they'll never notice.
August 20th-The Liberal's Hypocritic Oath on Fuel
Listen to the hypocritical Democrats, back during the Bush administration, when gas prices rose precipitously.
In the later information cycle, we were to eventually find that Obama actually wants higher gas prices, in the realm of $10 per gallon, in order to perpetrate his ridiculous pipedream of natural energy that has no current basis in reality. Obama's eventual presidential answer to his own earlier complaints voiced back during his days in the Senate?
Well, that's where it gets really interesting.
In the present day, Obama has:
- Quashed numerous attempts to drill-baby-drill,
- Installed a gulf moratorium that is still partially in place.
- Quashed a pipeline from Canada, helping to free us from our Islamic oil dependence
- Provided billions in loans to a Brazilian oil company for more exploration
- Fomented lawsuits, here at home, against US producers
- Sought increased regulation against fracking, which supplies our massively increasing natural gas reserves.
- largely demolished the coal mining industry in West Virginia and other areas with EPA regulation.
- He was held in contempt by a judge in Louisiana for evading an order to lift the moratorium in the gulf
With gasoline approaching the same levels that they were at their worst in Bush's term, the media and Obama have been largely quiet, with many of them ironically now stating that the President has no control over fuel prices. Obama, in fact, is not really worried about America's fuel prices, just as he is not really interested in America's success.
El Magnifico has other designs for America.
Also on the 20th was the word that 800 lb health insurance gorilla Aetna, absorbed yet another smaller regional health provider called Coventry healthcare.
A $7.3 billion dollar 'Obamacare rooted' transaction that promises to fatally reduce competition, once again, in the already flagging health insurance industry. These incremental reductions will eventually leave America with only a few "too big to fail companies," which, ironically, was one of the reasons for the 2008 US financial system meltdown as it regards the banks, supposedly "required" to be rescued because they were "too big to fail."
August 22nd - And You Call This Global Warming?
The Charlotte Observer reported that North Carolina’s mountain farmers may have lost 80 percent of the apple crop, a loss of about $24 million to the state due to unseasonable cold temperatures. However, it wasn't just in North Carolina. The Observers indicated the following:
Many states had big apple losses including NC, New York, Michigan and even Washington State. Crops in Pennsylvania, Virginia and SC weren’t hit as hard.
which then led us to this story:
Isaac's prior track may actually mark the first time that a sitting President and his ideological minions actually hoped that a hurricane might indeed strike a large US city, rather than prayerfully hoping that it would not. The storm would eventually make landfall nearly 700 hundred miles away, New Orleans of all places.
August 28th-The Suicide Of The Democratic Party in America
You know, the Progressives, who ideologically despise the Catholics, Baptists, Presbyterians, Jews and virtually every other western religion, have finally decided to embrace their ideological cell mates. None other than our 9/11 co-authors, the Islamists, of all people, in a grand "Jumah" prayer session.
Interesting, it is, however, that after numerous attacks by Obama on the Christian Faith, the defacto head of the Democratic Party is now holding a Muslim Prayer Festival to kick off the Democratic National Convention.....convincing us all of his devout Christianity?
Truth is stranger than fiction, and this takes the cake, my friends. But, doesn't that just bring a tear to your sore, beleagured eyes?
Like it or not, this is where we are in America, in August of 2012.
August 19th, 2012
By Barry Secrest
The initial story from Reuters didn't really make any sense when the article reported that non-Muslims were fleeing Islamic attackers in India, while placing the blame for the fleeing on the ones who were actually fleeing.
So, why wouldn't the Muslims be the ones fleeing, if indeed they were the ones being attacked, was the obvious question before me.
The headline read:
Not satisfied with the broken logic, I peered to the story box over to the side in the Reuters panel. The line-up of stories had other news on the event, so maybe I could understand what was happening a little better if I read further. I clicked on the article that had originated several days earlier.
The headline read as follows:
The story, once again, spoke to Muslims being alarmed over the attacks that were occurring; however, once again, those who were fleeing appeared to be non-Muslims. Not only that, the story spoke to over 80 'people' being killed; however, the article failed to state who was being killed in these clashes (I bet I know). But apparently, Muslims around the world were severely outraged at the attacks.
Well, since when have the purveyors of Islam not been outraged about something or the other, I thought? They kill women, Christians and homosexuals almost as casually as one might squish an insect underfoot, while feigning outrage at their desperate need to perpetrate murder in the first place.
Still mystified, I looked over into the side-panel, once again, hoping that this bread crumb trail of elusive facts would somehow come together and make sense. The next article, seemingly the nexus of the series, ran the following headline:
Would this article finally be the one that might provide the keystone for this elusive story?
I clicked on the article. The captioned picture showed an elderly, white-bearded Indian man who was quite obviously in distress. He did not appear to be Islamic, although I have no idea exactly how I could somehow tell the one from the other. Perhaps it has something to do with the terror displayed on the subject's face, something with which we are intimately familiar following 9/11.
But, would this article provide some of the facts that had been missing?
The story began as a news piece seeking to explain why over 400,000 Indians were huddled in camps, while suffering all sorts of diseases and maladies in the ensuing squalor. But here, also, the article began to explain what had been missing.
A clash had initially occurred between Bodo tribespeople and "Muslim settlers" from Bangladesh, which had resulted in the deaths of four Bodo youths. The story went on to indicate that the men who killed the Bodo youth were 'unidentified'; however, if the clashes began between Bodo tribespeople and Muslims, it shouldn't be very hard to understand exactly who these unidentified men were. They were quite obviously our 'violated Muslim victims.'
But here, again, wasn't it these Muslim settlers who had fomented the initial attacks, anyway?
The story went on to detail how the Bodo had retaliated against the Muslim invaders and killed several of them for their initial acts of aggression in killing the Bodo youth to start with. However, when we retrace our steps all the way back to the initial story, the details become somewhat more meaningful as the reprefaced meanings take on a truer shape.
The initial story spoke to text messages, which had originated in Islamic Pakistan and had then been cleverly distributed extensively throughout southern India, apparently engineered to cause thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of non-Muslims to flee from the southern areas of India, ostensibly leaving the way clear for the Islamists to move in.
But here, again, the actual story tangled up in all of this required a considerable amount of 'piecing the puzzle together' in order to arrive at what is truly happening in India, and even why.
It's called Islamic Civilization Jihad, and it appears to be the answer to our hanging question of "why," while also appearing to be the root of this new terror causing people to flee from their homes in India. A terror which, not coincidentally, is now happening to one of the few remaining actual democracies in that particular part of the world.
So What Is Civilization Jihad?
Civilization Jihad can be defined as any of several Muslim methods designed for the eventual Islamization of a country or nation or non-Islamic society. These methods include political penetration, settlement and even the legal incursions of Islamic law or Shariah, into a given legal system by any means necessary, including the insertion of political operatives at high levels of government.
Now, after having understood the missing ingredient of this entire story, as it applies to India, one can begin to also understand how it is that a major media news organization would report a story so severely slanted that it would seek to represent the attackers as the victims and the victims as the attackers.
It is, in fact, happening to the mainstream media as well, with a few editorial strokes of the proverbial pen.
This methodology of Civilization Jihad has obviously been very effective as practiced on the Mainstream Media of the world, since 9/11. Many Conservatives, as well as numerous others across the political spectrum, have been increasingly mystified over the last decade at how the Mainstream Media has serially defended the acts of the militant Islamic extremists, rather than highlighting their acts of extreme violence out into the public eye, for all to see.
When we see the traditional religions of Protestantism and Catholicism being vilified by the media for some imagined chicanery, while the religion of Islam has been largely portrayed as a victim among western societies, despite all evidence to the contrary, many Americans and Euopeans seem to struggle at coming up with a valid explanation for this, and rightfully so.
And yet the answer to this seeming quandary has been leering at us the entire time and is actually quite simple.
The Islamic Civilization Jihadists have successfully penetrated these Mainstream Media organizations to the point that the actual news and the propangandized versions no longer bear any meaningful resemblance to one another.
Civilization Jihad has, in fact, gained a foothold in the world media organizations and is gaining more influence with every day that passes.
Reuters might want to consider doing a bit of organizational soul-searching, along with not a few other media organizations, regarding how they may have been compromised by this insidious Islamist methodology, while it's not too late. However, this particular instance of trying to understand a given story from the mainstream media is but one of many personal efforts, repeated many times over the last several years, especially where islamic extremism is concerned,
By the way, we already have an Islamic press; it's called Al Jazeera, and not coincidentially, it's the Obama Regime's favorite news outlet.
August 9th, 2012
By Barry Secrest
The traffic was about as bad as I can remember it being on any day, and this was in a suburban shopping complex located just outside of Charlotte, NC. Cars were careening around from any and every direction, mid-afternoon on a Saturday, in what normally would have been a lull, as the humid, southern heat of the afternoon finally found its purchase.
But this day was obviously different, as the normal throughways of the parking lot had become a desperately vigorous maze , one which could have competed effectively with the mysterious shrub labyrinth in "The Shining." Still mystified, I suddenly jammed the brakes as a sedan, driven by an elderly kamikaze pilot, shot past, her silvery hair seemingly aflame with the need for speed.
"What in the world," I peevishly wondered; then it dawned on me....it was the annual North Carolina tax free weekend, and the shoppers were going absolutely nuts.
As I pulled the big truck into motion again, a spate of Conservative logic tappped me on the shoulder and bade me to take a closer look at what was truly happening.
Relaxing the tax rate stimulates economic activity into hyper-motion, as consumers naturally use every means at their disposal in order to 'buy more' in periods of lowered tariffs.
But, then, doesn't this go against everything that the White House and the Democratic Party have been telling us?
Indeed, it's true. Only a few weeks earlier, and even throughout the President's term, Obama and his team of economic brainiacs have been proselytizing over how increased taxation will ultimately result in more economic activity for everyone, somehow. But then, if one simply takes the hugely popular tax holidays that many US states annually run, and then looks at the stimulating effects that such holidays generate, we can verifiably see what really stimulates an economy. In fact, some retailers report sales increases of anywhere from 30 to 40%, with most verifying a tangible increase in business.
But what about the entire US economy? Could a relaxation in taxes work to stimulate the economy here, as well?
Almost certainly, is the answer, especially if done in such a way as to maximize US tax revenue; in fact it's worked every time it's been tried. From Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush, each time taxation has been relaxed, not only does the US Treasury begin to magically refill itself again, but economic activity takes off into the stratosphere, as well.
In the above tax revenue chart from the OMB, please take careful note of the years beginning in 2003 and on through 2008. The Bush tax cuts began in 2001 and were completely in place in 2003. From 2003 and onward, one can clearly note a dramatic increase in yearly revenues, right up until 2008 when the financial meltdown occurred. In fact, in the years between 2004 and 2008, annual income revenues actually increased by over a half a trillion dollars.
So, what were the Bush Tax Cuts that everyone keeps talking about, anyway?
These cuts were an effort to update the tax code, both in 2001 and 2003, while stimulating growth by moderately cutting taxes across the board for virtually all income groups. Unfortunately, shortly after the first act was passed in 2001, the US was subjected to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which had a withering effect on the US economy, but only for a time.
The later tax act of 2003 helped to put the US economy back on track, while maintaining unemployment levels at approximately 4% throughout the remainder of Bush's term and until the collapse of 2008. The main problem was the fact that the tax cuts were planned to expire in 2010, which is why the batttle has raged continually between "no new taxes" Conservatives and the "tax everything that moves" Liberals throughout the Obama tenure.
Easy. It had nothing to do with taxes, but rather, the meltdown had everything to do with the US government insisting on giving loans to people who could ill-afford them, and then the banks compounded the problem by crafting ways to hide, deflect or defer the horrid loan losses that eventually burst the bubble. Government meddling in housing and banking is the penultimate answer to the question of "why."
But then, the next question naturally arises as to why Obama doesn't try cutting taxes in order to stimulate the US economy into moving forward again, rather than dolling out money to big corporations and Unions?
Aside from Obama's cronies and the Left-Wing Capitalists, should the unemployed, those on welfare, and the usual Progressive suspects be the only recipients of the nation's increasingly dwindling largesse?
Unfortunately for America, the President's revolutionary answer to this particular question would be a resounding 'yes,' in that none of the actual taxpayers, according to our radical potentate, are worthy or even deserving of a break. It's simply that the nature of this particular redistributive beast of a President will not undertake to stimulate an economy that he presides over, under the auspices of free market principles. In fact, Obama's sudden acceptance of Capitalism's most basic principles would be like finding a communist manifesto scripted on the backside of the Declaration of Independence by Jefferson; it's simply not going to happen, and certainly not by executive decree, in this case.
But, in order to understand how heavily America is overtaxed, below is a graph of the top five nations and their tax revenue, in terms of populace:
Top Five Most Populous Countries in Government Tax Revenue compared to population
As depicted in the chart, despite an enormous amount of yet remaining wealth, the US is paying a comparatively confiscatory rate of taxation, and Obama only wants that number to be greater, as evidenced by his failing to tackle the problem of outrageous spending, new Obamacare taxes, and his continued demands to levy the wealthy even more than already.
So, then, what is the actual problem regarding the US economy?
The below chart tells the actual story far better than words ever could:
Do you see the thin blue line running across the top of this CBO chart?
That line indicates the actual problem that's raging out of control in America today. The US government's level of spending, or 'expenses,' represented by the this thin blue line, is actually running higher than at any other time in US History. At present, our percentage of expense to GDP is running higher even than in World War II when, at the time, most of our energy and funds went into fighting two tyrannical world powers, both to our west and to our east, who were trying to forcefully take over the world during that time period.
So, who are we fighting now that would justify this level of spending over income?
The obvious answer is both "some few of the people" and the Statists currently running the government, many from both parties, but most from the Democratic party.
Indeed, it seems that many individuals, now-a-days, who desire an income, become depressed when they discover that working is a rather dreadful requirement to that end. Remember also, that instant gratification in the video game age has become the rule for quite a few individuals, rather than the exception.
But what about those who have stated, including the President, that Obama has actually spent less than any other President in history?
The answer to that question is "mere wordplay," coupled with a potent disdain by the President for his own voters. Most of us would visibly shrink from telling our faithful supporters an outright lie, while also demeaning their intelligence. However, as hard as it may be to stomach, the President is simply not being truthful.
Below is a chart that tells the actual story of which President has spent the most over the last decade:
Even if you try to take into account the meltdown of 2008, as anyone can see, the debt levels, along with the increase in debt, is undeniable in the years 2009 and 2010 from this US Treasury chart.
It is an unassailable fact that the US Government under Obama has racked up more debt in a mere four years than all Presidents combined in the history of the United States; it's simply that simple.
Okay, then, if that's true, why is it that we recently heard an argument stating that Obama has actually spent less than any other recent President?
Well, it was a misleading ploy that fell flat on its face when we saw how the data was being manipulated.
To understand, below is the chart of extreme misinformation, which cleverly plays with the actual numbers, in an effort at extreme Statist deceit, to a deafening uproar from those who know better. You see, the below chart only tells you of the percentage increase in spending over the prior year averaged out. Obama's first year as President automatically included the $ 800 billion stimulus. Therefore, each successive Obama year should show a hard decrease from 2009, right?
Wrong, is the answer.
Despite our $ 800 billion stimulus, Obama's spending level still shows an annualized increase in spending, when it should show a massive decrease.
So, initially, you might say, "Wow!" On a percentage basis tied to the previous year, they're right! Obama did spend less on a percentage of increase basis...however, the massive economic stimulus is the budgetary elephant in the room that allows this "percentage of increase lie" to proliferate, while also proving beyond the shadow of a doubt that the stimulus was not a one-time item.
You see, what they are also not telling you is how the budget is figured every year.
Under the baseline budgeting method currently in use by our government, and allow me to repeat this one more time, the supposed one-time stimulus act of 2009 totaling $ 831 billion has been criminally included in each successive budget year thereafter, and no, this is not a joke.
Therefore, any lessening of spending, by the officials in charge of spending, is simply chipping away at the bloated and wasting carcus that is our US budgetary spending level, which includes the 2009 stimulus in each successive year.
Still not clear?
Well, who can blame you. More visual evidence certainly couldn't hurt, since many individuals have trouble conceiving of these large dollar amounts.
Please check out the below chart which measures US spending outlays from year to year; if the stimulus is confirmed as not being there in successive years, we should see a drop of almost 1/3 rd of the total in each successive year's spending following 2009.
But what about Obama and the Democrats' point about taxing the wealthy, and how they aren't paying their fair share?
In fact, history is replete with the dangers of this sort of behavior, which is one very powerful reason to be cautious of any who would seek to take such an advantage when in a position of leadership.
However, the "real truth," regarding the wealthy and taxes, speaks to the fact that the top 25% of all American earners, or "the wealthy," pay over 86% of America's income tax revenues, according to statistics provided by the IRS. This would mean that, of the total revenues currently being collected in the form of individual income taxes, which are at about $ 900 billion dollars per year, over $ 774 billion comes from those people "who are scolded for not paying their fair share." This also would, therefore, mean that all of the people Obama and the Democrats are attempting to rile up over the so called "wealthy" are only paying about $ 126 billion dollars per year in taxes, if any.
However, it gets even better from there.
In 2008, the bottom 50% of all taxpayers paid only 2.7 % of America's total tax bill, which means that, of the $900 Billion in revenues collected, the bottom half of all taxpayers paid only $24.3 billion dollars. Even better than that? Since 1980, the amount payable by the bottom 50% has been reduced steadily downward each year from a high of 7% to the current rate of 2.7%.
The question would, therefore, become, "could this progressively lessening taxcode be at the heart of America's true deficit reduction and spending problems?" An even better question would be, "why do the Liberals consistently center their arguments on the top end of the bracket when these so-called "wealthy individuals" are the ones who are quite obviously footing the bill for virtually everyone else?"
To illustrate the mistruths that the Left is trying to sell, in 2008, there were approximately 236,883 people who made at least $ 1 million or more. If we were to eliminate the Bush tax cut rates for these millionaires, the increase in revenue to the US government would initially total about $ 40 to to $50 billion more per year after adjustments for debt costs. With a US government that currently spends about $ 420 million per hour, we would easily spend this extra amount of taxation in only about a month or so.
Truthfully, there is no conceivable way that America can actually tax its way into balancing the budget, due simply to the fact that, to merely break even this budget year, officials would have to tax virtually every individual and corporate income taxpayer in America at double the current rates, and that still wouldn't be enough to break even ( $ 1.484 Trillion x 2 = $ 2 .97 Trillion) when we consider that America's government spent about $3.6 trillion in 2011.
These are the engines that powered America into an industrialized powerhouse that the world would try to emulate.
However, there is that one other little regarded fact that never seems to see the light of day.
We have heard ad nauseum from the political Left ,over the past score of years, how healthcare costs in the United States are dragging America down and ruining our economy. These costs were what ostensibly resulted in a complete revamping of our health delivery system into the artificial restrictions of Obamacare. But in fact, the cost of America's healthcare system almost exactly rivals one other terribly expensive sector of our total economy.
In 2010, America's total expenditure for our "horridly expensive" healthcare was about $2.3 trillion dollars. However, and rather ironically, also in 2010, America's total expenditure to its Federal government was about $ 2.38 trillion hard-earned American tax dollars.
And yet, where are the calls for a "complete remake" of our terribly expensive government system, especially from those who insisted on essentially nationalizing our healthcare due to its extreme costs? How is it that Healthcare has been crippling our economy while our even more expensive Federal government, has somehow not?
Maybe it's high time that America itself, gets a tax holiday of sorts, especially since our ideologically intrepid President's every other effort has failed beyond miserably in getting our economy moving.
The Political Left and their extreme demagoguery, along with their insidious attempts at promoting disingenuous class warfare, have been taken to a whole new level, it would seem, especially when these Statists fail to enumerate even these most simplest of truths:
The more one considers the matter, the clearer it becomes that redistribution is in effect far less a redistribution of free income from the richer to the poorer, as we imagined, than a redistribution of power from the individual to the State~Bertrand de Jouvenel