November 26, 2014
The 21" Rule
I listened to the interview with PO Darren Wilson and George Stephanopoulos and there are a few things we civilians should understand about how police are trained. In Connecticut the State Troopers ride patrol solo and therefore their rules of engagement for deadly use of force vary from those who have a partner with them in the car. Most obviously because solo officer's don't have someone watching their back for them.
Understand the entire episode from start to finish took place in under 90 seconds!
Second, the rule is, if an assailant is charging at you from a distance of 21' you will not be able to un-holster your weapon and fire on target in 2 seconds, the distance is cleared in 1.5 seconds. That's huge!
Understanding adrenal stress and how your body operates during times of adrenal stress and this will give us a much better appreciation for what the Police Officer is up against.
Finally, the level of disrespect for Police, especially in urban areas is essential to understanding the mindset. Flipping police off and intimidating tactics are common place, but aggression is different it is a method which instills our fight or flight instincts.
The police officers I know who cover Bridgeport, New Haven, & Hartford talk about the guy on the street corner and how they stare down the patrol car and look directly at the police officer attempting to show dominance and intimidate the officers. It's a level of disrespect from the get-go, after a short time the police understand there is a mind game going on.
The thug on the street understands he/she can shout down the officer and no aggressive action by the police officer is allowed. This is fine the police understand the game too, but now super impose this high level of disrespect into a situation like Michael Brown's where he is high -despite it's just marijuana it is an inhibiting freeing drug . Brown has just flipped the officer off, but instead of it being the usual flip off its aggression. The officer does a quick look at the hands and physical being in front of him displaying the aggression and it clicks, they fit the description for a strong armed robbery just perpetrated and now, due to Brown's aggressive response to a simple request, walk on the sidewalk, the officers antenna and raised and dots are connected. He calls for back up and now needs to detain and question suspects until back up arrives. Police are taught detain and de-escalating tactics in order to maintain control and public safety. They get this drilled in the academy.
Brown, as demonstrated in the surveillance video, uses his height and weight to intimidate, as seen with the store owner who tried to stop him from stealing a box of cigarillos. Brown's level of intimidation is so casually displayed you can see this is common for him.
Introduce the fact he's high and possibly a little jacked up, after all he did just get caught stealing by the store owner, and we could see how he probably tried to act casual with his disrespect of the officer, but it came out as aggressive.
Much of the check list officer Wilson goes through in his head may seem farfetched, however if you've ever trained under stress and duress you're brain is like a computer and when confronted with a question it quickly runs through its databanks looking for a similar scenario in which to apply a solution. You really do run through this checklist in a fraction of second, it's pretty amazing. These thoughts are not in your conscious mind however they are there. Think about walking, your conscious mind does not register all the necessary little actions needed in order to step. The command from your brain to your muscle and all the actions of your muscles are so ingrained and so often done we don't even think about it, we call this muscle memory and we do it every day a 1000 times a day in all the simple things we do.
When officer Wilson talks about Brown gabbing his arm and he feels like a 5 year old trying to hold Hulk Hogan. Brown had all the leverage and the police officer could feel the 289 lbs of pressure holding his arm down and in place, very real and good tactics on Brown's part, not smart but properly using his bodies leverage to gain control. Remember though, now officer Wilson is in a struggle too, for his life. How else could it be perceived, Brown's actions are brazen, to say the least, menacing and dangerous is more accurate.
I think for police officers around the country the answer is going to be more cameras. I know, another article they have to carry around in addition to a baton, gun, taser, extra rounds, belt, holster, badge, radio, etc. which a police officer has to wear every single day. The weight adds up and also restricts movement, making their job that much harder. Introduce bulky winter clothing and the police are at disadvantage from a movement perspective. Look they are trained this way and they deserve an immense level of our respect and gratitude for taking such an ugly job.
All this said, police are trained differently after 9/11 and our society is more coarse than in the past therefore, in order to protect police and civilian, body and dash camera's are now necessary.
As for civilians, the simple answer is obey the commands to the police officers give you. If the police violate your civil rights you can sue later. A society cannot endure more tragedy's like Ferguson Missouri and expect to remain free.
As for the race relations, trust is going to take time, responsibility for ones actions is needed for the failures in their own communities. I'm tired of hearing it's my fault and then shunning any help, put your own house and neighborhood in order before you start blaming me.
November 21, 2014
Bill Whittle at the David Horowitz Restoration Weekend on how should Conservatives sell Conservatism. As usual Whittle is dead on balls accurate.
November 20, 2014
Power by any means, the Democrat way
Alan Dershowitz draws a perfect analogy when comparing security restrictions in Israel and those taken in the United States in Ferguson Missouri about violence. The Left, maybe in trying to remain impartial, maybe in attempting to raise awareness about an issue, maybe, as the more cynical side of me believes - this is an acceptable process by which the likelihood of violence is elevated because they believe violence is a means to an end. It really doesn't matter their intent because the result in both cases are going to mean more violence and more death, this is the moral idiots way.
Heather MacDonald has an important read at National Review today about Ferguson Missouri and how store owners, police, and state government are "bracing for riots" among Blacks in anticipation of whether or not police officer Darren Wilson is indicted in the shooting death of Michael Brown. No one is bracing for whites to riot for Officer Wilson if he is indicted. This is an important observation on multiple levels. Blacks feel they are targeted by police. We are all familiar with the statement "driving while black," which is the phrase used to edify how racist a country we are.
Al Sharpton, Barak Obama, and Eric Holder have been watching the process like hawks and know well the process is fair, but this hasn't caused them to take to the streets and call for calm and claim violence is never the answer.
The media is part of the problem too. The help fan the flames knowing they will get great TV footage to boost their ratings if Blacks tear apart their city, never mind the damage it does to all parties. Blacks should understand the elite media think your animals and like animals you are easily trained to react a certain way once they use the appropriate commands.
Black Americans should also take a look at crime and ask themselves how it is, even if America is racist, they are the ones disproportionally killing one another? Why are 70% of Black children born out of wedlock, a clear marker for poverty and dysfunction, no matter what color or ethnicity? High school drop outs among black boys are over 50%, and why is it 73% of Black children are functionally illiterate in the 4th grade?
You can blame "white America" for being racist all you want, but these are personal matters which individuals control. Black inner city school boards are voted on by the people of the community as well as elected officials. If elected officials are not showing results then throw them out and put ones in which do get positive results.
Private schools, companies, and colleges do everything they can to attract Black youths in order to help them succeed, including full scholarships. When Michele Rhee was hired in Washington DC by a Black Democrat Mayor who began cleaning out the schools of terrible teachers, getting the kids in private schools and showing positive results. The national Democrat party & President Barak Obama, had Michele Rhee fired and the Black Mayor was eatin' by his own party for getting positive results, clearly not what they want. Therein lies the dirty little secret, the Democrat party needs Blacks to remain impoverished and ignorant in order to retain their votes. It was school Unions which insisted on destroying both Michele Rhee and the Mayor because they were firing bad teachers and Unions never care about the kids.
If I had a nickel for each election cycle which promised Black voters if they elected a Republican or "unapproved" Democrat they would be put back in chains. The Vice President of the United States made this horrible claim in the lead up to the 2012 election in which, for the second time, a Black man was elected President.
I don't know what is in the hearts and minds of Democrats, but Blacks are beginning to wake up in larger numbers to the results. Blacks are running for office and winning on the Republican side of the aisle and this spells doom for Democrats so the Dems are recruiting the next new class of underclass to be addicted on the government teat. Democrats don't promise to fix problems they only hold up Republicans as the boogeyman who will leave them starving in the streets if Blacks, Hispanics and Central American's dare vote for them.
I'm sick of it, I'm tired of talking about the skin color or ethnicity of people as if this has any bearing on behavior.
Conservatives are now electing Blacks, not for the color of their skin but because we don't care about a person's ethnicity or skin color we care about values. This is the dirty secret Democrats need to keep from minorities so they don't fall off the tribal plantation that is the Democrat party. Blacks, Latinos, Teachers, Lawyers, Gays, Lesbians, Asians are not people they're the platforms of the Democrat party.
If you believe the Federal government is far too involved in peoples businesses and lives, if you believe the government takes too much of your hard earned money and wastes it, if you believe you are your own keeper, but want to help those who need help, than you are a Conservative- welcome to the dark side.
Democrats never want to use their own money or time to fix problems they only want to feel good and so putting a gun to your head and claiming you have to give more makes Democrats righteous. This is absurd but its widely believed. Truth means nothing to a Democrat, process and intent are the only measures ever needed in order to do all sorts of harm.
When the Affordable Care Act turned out to be a law passed based on lies made up by foe impartial academics which was anything but affordable and everything but healthcare, it didn't matter to Democrat strategist and Fox News guy Bob Beckel, they "meant well," was what he told Bill O'Reilly when trying to explain the horrible results the law produced. This is why Dennis Prager says "being on the Left means never having to say you're sorry," because for the Left results don't matter intent does.
Barak Obama tonight will take to the airways and explain why the past 6 years he claimed he didn't have the authority to give social security cards to a class of people who have entered the country illegally but have become an emergency, to which required no further explaining, and he can no longer wait for Congress to act. The country disagrees with the Presidents executive action, but is with him on substance, but the American people never mattered a dam to Democrats they are only a means to an end for a Democrat, power is always the end. Consolidation by any means is the process by which they obtain the power.
After tonight the media will ignore the children who die because of the Presidents foe amnesty action. People in Central America will never hear the details of his imperial action they will only hear America is giving citizenship to anyone who can get there and will therefore, risk their children's lives in order to get here. This dangerous trip will result in rapes, murder, and death to far too many, but for the moral idiocy which is the Left the end always justifies the means.
November 16, 2014
The End Doesn't Justify The Means
The real trajedy of the Gruber films is the lesson the Washington insiders are taking from it.
Ezra Klein is the "little genius on the Left" who helped sell the crap sandwich of healthcare to us. He is one of the, go-to guys, on the Left who makes things sound good, even when it's not. He's a liar for the Washington tribe and knew all along how the Obamacare cake was made and because he, like Jon Gruber, thinks they know what is best for us, kept the truth from us, nay he was among the little chief liars in Washington who helped sell the plan.
The American people weren't fools and we knew everything they said didn't add up and concluded the 5 pillars of the Obamacare sale were lies.
1. You can't keep your doctor.
2. You can't keep your health plan.
3. It won't save you $2,500 a year.
4. It won't bend the cost curve of healthcare down.
5. It won't bring down the deficit.
Today Mr. Klein, a major pusher of the government kind, I do hope my words conjured up all kinds of pictures of drug pushers because that is what the Left are, government pushers hoping to create lots of addicts. Their addiction though, is with power and consolidating it for himself and his friends. So unaware are these people of their own self image they must resort to tortured language and logic.
"Here's the dirty little secret," wrote Neil Irwin at the New York Times. "Mr. Gruber was exposing something sordid yet completely commonplace about how Congress makes policy of all types: Legislators frequently game policy to fit the sometimes arbitrary conventions by which the Congressional Budget Office evaluates laws and the public debates them."
Yes Mr. Klein, but just as you people told us throughout the Nixon years "it's not the lie; it's the cover up." But wait, it gets better...
Everyone — literally, everyone — who makes or covers policy in Washington is familiar with Gruber's complaint: Congress constantly tries to appease both the Congressional Budget Office and voters by designing policy in unnecessarily complex ways, and selling it in ways that obscure the tradeoffs. Both parties do this every single day, all of the time. And if they lose the fight — if people focus on the way tax cuts explode the deficit rather than put money in their pockets, or if they focus on who health reform taxes rather than who it helps — they lose the policy.
The obvious point here is that Washington needs to lie, obfuscate, and obscure because the truth is they don't belong in 90% of what they are doing it's not that we don't want to help the poor, you despicable little man. Notice it's our fault he was forced to lie.
We "ordinary" Americans give more charity and are more charitable every single day. We're not the one who need the gun pointed at our heads to help our neighbors, you are. Government doesn't solve problems, it makes them.
Mr. Klein you and your friends in DC soak the American people for your own power and use Mr. Gruber to help you do it. So in love with yourselves and your deceptions Mr. Gruber couldn't help himself. So he took to the lecture circuit to tell everyone how brilliant he was in gaming the system while he raked in millions of dollars off the American people. It is you, Mr. Klein and your "technocrat" Mr. Gruber which the American people are on to. You are all that is wrong in America, not "we the people."
Klein does nail it when he says, "the real argument is about the law itself, not Jon Gruber."
Yes Mr. Klein and if you people in DC didn't stick your nose in everyone's health care you wouldn't have been burned. Mr. Klein is a casualty of his own love feast, one which thinks he gets to decide what's right for 300,000,000 people.
So blind is Mr. Klein to his own self love he fails to understand that we the people know what they are up to and we aren't fooled by you. We don't believe government should be in the healthcare business, we don't believe one size fits all, and we don't believe a word you say which is why the law has never had majority support.
The final coup de gras is Mr. Klein's regret from this entire incident"
That's a shame. Gruber tried to make it a better bill than it is. He tried to make what was in it clearer and more known than it was. And then — and this is where all the tapes come from — he traveled the country trying to explain it to people. And Gruber, as is perfectly clear now, was not an experienced political operator who knew how to talk carefully in front of a camera. The lesson other academics will take from his humiliation is that they best stay out of big policy debates, and they had really better make sure they never say anything interesting on tape.
The lesson Mr. Klein takes from this entire episode is that academics should learn to lie and then shut up about it. Leave the tale telling to people like him, you know, the experts. And here is the real tragedy Mr. Klein is learning, he and his DC friends don't get to be the soul arbiters of information anymore. Your monopoly on the flow of information days are over. This was the mission of Andrew Breitbart, to become citizen reporters. To use twitter, our cell phones, and the blogs to get the truth out to the American people about these snobs in Washington who think they know best for you and me and then lying about it for our own good. The end doesn't justify the means and if you knew anything Mr. Klein, you'd understand that simple truth.
Judge Jeannine nails it
Her opening statement is brilliant and her follow up community Avik Roy, one of two people who have been telling the truth about this 1700 page crap sandwich from the beginning.
The second person is former Lt. Governor to NY Betsy McCaughey and Judge Jeannine gets her too.
h/t:Washington Free Beacon & nicedeb
The parody of Washington and it's defenders
November 14, 2014
Daniel Greenfield has important read here.
This is the headline in the Washington Post for, yet another, Gruber tape surfacing. It's astonishing to me the lengths to which the media becomes part of the story and covers for Democrats.
The first three Gruber films were not reported in the media, it was a media blackout. Imagine a tape surfacing exposing which confirms the Washington Posts 2013 "lie of the year" awarded to President Barak Hussein Obama for saying, "if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor," and "if you like your health plan you can keep your health plan."
The Republicans and Conservatives having been claiming, from day one the Affordable Health Care Act was a sham, they played with the numbers, they numbers didn't add up, and there were no free lunches.
So the largest Federal government grab in 60 years turns out to be based on a lie to which not a single Republican signed on for. A law passed with back room deals like, the Louisiana Purchase where Mary Landrieu got $300,000 million for her home state. The Corn Huskers kick back for Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska who managed to get his home state seniors deferred from the ACA, and the 11pm December 24th parliamentary trick called, "reconciliation" which only required 51 votes in the Senate enabling Democrats to cram the law through after losing their 60 vote super majority in a late election for Ted Kennedy's seat to Republican Scott Brown whose main campaign issue was stopping Obamacare from becoming enacted into law.
The media helped get this giant scam passed by ignoring any real questions and not investigating all the lies Democrats were telling to the American people.
This past week they tried helping the Democrats again when they refused to report the first three videos which surfaced over the past week of one of the main architects of the ACA, MIT professor Jonathan Gruber who bragged about how stupid the American people were and how they lied in order to pass the law.
Until FoxNews and the Conservative bloggers came along the media was able to keep the American people in the dark about anything distasteful about Democrats and paint Republicans as evil three headed monster who wanted dirty water and dirty air for our children, only cared about the richest 1%, hated women, gays, blacks, and Hispanics. The only thing worse than a Republican was Tea Party member. Or as Bill Clinton referred to them as tea baggers.
As I have said for years, everything Democrats, and this includes the media, accuse Republicans and Conservatives of, is purely projection. They see within themselves these ugly thoughts and project them onto others. They do this as a matter of guilt for having these feelings. In their twisted mind they believe if they accuse their opponents of these ugly ideas they themselves are purging their souls. This is pure insanity, however it is who the Left is.
Over the past week the quick rundown is as follows:
First Gruber film emerges claiming, the “stupidity of the American voter” necessitating legislators to craft the Obamacare law in such a way that voters wouldn’t understand its impact.
Gruber appears on
MSNBC MSLSD claiming he was speaking off the cuff and misspoke about the American people, and, well,
he made the comment in an "academic forum." Here the truth leaks out again, his admission is another acknowledgement of his actual thoughts because, in an academic forum, means he didn't think
you stupid rubes would be listening.
After making this non apology on MSNBC a second Gruber film emerges in which Professor Gruber admits, yet again, how stupid the American voter is and how brilliant the scam they perpetrated on American people really was. So proud to get the law passed (shoved through) which will control every person's life this dream of the Left is that any means necessary is deemed appropriate.
Two days ago a third and forth Guber film emerged explaining more of the chicanery of the law. The law's architect admitting it was meant to disguise the fact that the rich and the young & healthy would be footing the bill for the poor elderly and unhealthy people of America. The fact that they snookered the American people, exploiting their lack of knowledge of economics about how the law would be paid for telling them the insurance companies would be picking up the tab knowing it was a rouge and that the insurance companies would pass the increases down to the consumers was a stroke of genius on their part.
Now Nancy Pelosi claims she never heard of him. Unfortunately for Nancy there is video and DNC documents sighting Gruber by name and giving full credit as well as using his credentials to buttress their case to the American people.
Now President Obama knows all his frauds are going on trial and that is the real urgency to pushing the immigration by fiat through because the American people will finally find out the truth about Benghazi, Fast & Furious, the IRS targeting of Conservatives and Jews, and the Veterans Administration scandal will all be coming to light because no longer will Harry Reid be able to control what comes up for a vote or what the American people hear. Yes, the media can still play its game of trying to prevent the truth from emerging but those days are numbered too.
Professor Gruber is correct those who voted for Obama and believed Nancy Pelosi, who tried to tell us economic rubes that unemployment benefits are economic stimulus. How about when Sen. Elizabeth Warren then Barak Obama and now Hillary Clinton have claimed if you have a business you didn't build it someone else did?!
The only people who fell for this crap are the ones who pulled the lever for them, the rest of us rubes are angry for having to sit through your high browed smugness in utter disbelief that anyone, especially those with college degrees, could be so stupid. We are sad, so very sad for the future of our great country.
Immigration, Net Neutrality, and Climate Change are three more scams the Left is seeking to exploit from the low information voter. 5 million new welfare recipients who will vote for their interest, which means Left are in the pipeline. The government seeking to control the flow of information we get is no longer freedom of speech or freedom of the press. Finally, the means by which to control your life through all economic means is the only goal of Climate Change are the only goals this President has on his mind. Will you people ever wake up?!
Poor Howard Kurtz his beloved Leftist media is disappointing him.
Even Howard Kurtz had to admit the media isn't serving the public and is shurking their duty
November 12, 2014
I used to attend a Synagogue where wisdom was determined by the IVY league college you attended. It nothing to do with if you were a good and decent person who treated his fellow man well it is an article of fact. Actually, it is their own faith which steers them to believe Yale, MIT, and Harvard produce the best people.
Let's not forget smart people are also the ones who have perpetrated the greatest evils on earth. Hitler's mass murders and murderers were lawyers, doctors, engineers, and architects. They played classical music while they shot down people and buried them where they fell and making lampshades out of their skins and soap with the Jewish flesh. It was done under the banner of science.
As the second tape of Professor Gruber emerged claiming, yet again, the American people are too stupid to know what is best for them it is worth understanding pointing how the Left views morality and intellect as one in the same. This is moral idiocy and Ian Tuttle says it better than I can.
But Gruber’s comments point to a more disturbing reality: To the liberal mind, there is no distinction between academic intelligence and moral intelligence, between what we might call “learnedness” and “wisdom.” In fact, they correspond. The more one learns, the “better” a person one becomes. Since Obama is “perhaps the smartest guy ever to become president” (per presidential historian Michael Beschloss), he must also be virtuous. Since the people who crafted Obamacare had excellent credentials and prestigious tenured positions, Obamacare must be not just smart policy, but good.
Yup and Trey Gowdy and Megyn Kelly have a lesson for the American people...
November 11, 2014
Arrogance makes all things possible
Obamacare architect admits they wrote the health care law in a way to lie and deceive the American people because we are "too stupid" to know what is best for us.
This tape was made a year ago and the only people interested in it are those who seek the truth. "If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor." If you like your health care plan you can keep your health care plan." These were listed in 2013 by the Washington Post as the lie of the year.
I want you to imagine this tape coming out and the arrogant MIT professor is a Republican, do you think this would have the alphabet of networks media blackout?! This is beyond anything Nixon ever dreamed and yet this astonishing admission cannot find 2 minutes but on Fox News.
This is the arrogance of those who think they are like G-d. It is the first outrage committed by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden; it is the words hissed by the serpent.
For God knows that in the day you eat of it, then your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.(Genesis 3:5)
The idea that man could become like G-d is based in idolatry because you must be guilty of reducing G-d, of cutting Him down to a human size and then equating man with G-d, so incredibly inflated yourself image and perception must be of yourself.
Adam's sin was so great that when G-d asked him "Where are you?" (Gen. 3:9) He wasn't asking where he physically was He was asking him where his heart had turned. The Left is one of the idolatries Genesis set out to destroy the arrogance of man which is the greatest idolatry of all. It gives license to act like a King and rule over the masses. This has always been the problem with the Left so inflated is their view of themselves and their intellect they think they have the right to make the decisions for all us, to rule over us like masters.
Believing in one G-d is the kryptonite against the arrogance of idolatry, the worst and most destructive belief to man. It's ugliness is so deep that once infected with this idea, all things become possible. This is the greatest threat the Left brings to the world; it is what caused the death of over 100 million people in the world and still counting.
The Left couches its arrogance in being more moral and better than Conservatives, yet other than wanting to control a woman's "right" to abort her child every other design to control people are perpetrated by the Left, from cradle to grave.
November 9, 2014
November 6, 2014
Driving to work yesterday I heard Barak Obama's news conference about the election results and his tone left me angry and feeling evermore divided. There were no words of healing only the words of Community Organizer in an expensive suit.
The election meant nothing to him, at least that is what he told us:
We shouldn't make too much of the election because 2/3 of eligible voters didn't vote. Additionally, although they didn't vote, he (Barak Hussein Obama) "hears them too."
He made this statement several times in the presser, it seemed to really bother him because for some reason he is under the delusion these people are the silent majority who agree with him on the issues not the actual results of the people who voted.
He told us that he is always thinking of things he can do better, yet offered not"a scintilla of evidence as to what things he could do differently. He even used this statement to answer a question from ABC's Jon Karl when asked , “As somebody who came to Washington promising to end the hyper-partisanship here long before you became president, but gotten worse since you got here, was it a mistake for you to do so little to develop relationships with Republicans in Congress?”
First BHO sighed heavily, and then said this,
I think that every day i’m asking myself are there some things I can do better and I’m going to keep on asking that every single day. The fact is that most of my interactions with members of Congress have been cordial and they’ve been constructive, often times though we haven’t been able to get what’s discussed in the leadership meeting through caucuses in the House and the Senate to deliver a bill. The good news is that now Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are from the same party. I think they can come together and decide what their agenda is. They’ve got sufficient majorities to make real progress on some of these issues and I’m certainly going to be spending a lot more time with them now because that’s the only way that we’re going to be able to get some stuff done…
This doozie of an answer is both non responsive to the question and amazingly tone deaf. Let's not forget this President, after winning in 2008, told Republicans he won the election and didn't have to listen to them. President Obama ran around the country his first two years in office claiming Republicans drove the car off the cliff and weren't getting the keys back to the car.
So much changing the tone in Washington .
Second, and for me, the realization the President of the United States of America is either in denial, is delusional, or both really concerns me. How can we "get stuff done" if he thinks his agenda is the one that's going to get passed now that Boehner and McConnell have "sufficient majorities of people in Congress to pass his agenda?
Look at the Presidents words again, he thinks McConnell and Boehner should come to him with their ideas and he will then decide. His tone was defiant, they can come to him with their agenda. For over 200 years the President is the one who tells congress what he'd like to get done and then they try to come up with amicable solutions. Instead, this man sounded like a lawyer trying to smoke out his opponents to exploit them. This is the community organizer's way. The community organizer never seeks to solve he/she seeks to divide, it's the Allinsky way.
He also threatened Congress, if in 6 weeks they didn't offer a "comprehensive immigration bill" he was going to take executive action. So much for spending so much time thinking about how he can do things differently unless his idea of different is belligerent, defiance and more of it.
The new Congress doesn't sit until January, the only event which takes place in 6 weeks is the results of the Louisiana Senate runoff seat which will likely unseat Democrat Mary Landrieu.
How unpopular is this executive decision if he won't do it until after the elections are held?
I began listening to the President feeling bad for him suffering such loses, by the end of the news conference I felt like Bagdad Bob was in the White House. Bagdad Bob was the communications minister in Iraq who, while the American troops were marching down the streets of Bagdad, he was claiming "we are winning."
In the end, while the President said he would work with Republicans he made it clear he wasn't going to change his agenda and since BHO is a Marxist and a narcissist who looks at each problem as a nail for the government to hammer I can't see much happening. For that matter McConnell and Boehner's hand were strengthened not weakened. Even those two Washington insiders don't look at every problem which canned "be summed up in a few short phrases:
If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."
The same man who said those words also said, “Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.” Ronald Reagan. Amen brother!
Ronald Reagan's greatest contribution to America was his undying belief of America's greatness. He believed this because of her history which he reminded us often. His belief that a people left without the shackles of government would grow and prosper and these benefits would be shared around the world were evident even in our darkest moments. Below is the video of the speech he gave when the Spaceship Challenger crashed and 7 people died. There were no Democrats or Republicans we were all Americans suffering a great tragedy. When was the last time you heard a politician speak like this...
November 5, 2014
There is work to be done, please be smart and swift.
If you want us to see how serious you are how about reversing some of your perks?
How about reversing the exemption on Health Care you gave yourselves? And, if you won't do that, than do the same for us!
Here is a letter sent to two Washington Senators that speaks for many us:
April 3, 2013
Senator Patty Murray
Senator Maria Cantwell
Washington, DC, 20510
I have tried to live by the rules my entire life. My father was a Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army, who died of combat related stresses shortly after his retirement. It was he who instilled in me those virtues he felt important – honesty, duty, patriotism and obeying the laws of God and of our various governments. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money, time and artifacts.
Today, as I approach my 79th birthday, I am heart-broken when I look at my country and my government. I shall only point out a very few things abysmally wrong which you can multiply by a thousand fold. I have calculated that all the money I have paid in income taxes my entire life cannot even keep the Senate barbershop open for one year! Only Heaven and a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers. So please, enjoy your haircuts and meals on us.
Last year, the president spent an estimated $1.4 billion on himself and his family. The vice president spends $millions on hotels. They have had 8 vacations so far this year! And our House of Representatives and Senate have become America's answer to the Saudi royal family. You have become the "perfumed princes and princesses" of our country.
In the middle of the night, you voted in the Affordable Health Care Act, aka Obamacare, a bill which no more than a handful of senators or representatives read more than several paragraphs, crammed it down our throats, and then promptly exempted yourselves from it substituting your own taxpayer-subsidized golden health care insurance.
You live exceedingly well, eat and drink as well as the "one percenters," consistently vote yourselves perks and pay raises while making 3.5 times the average U.S. individual income, and give up nothing while you (as well as the president and veep) ask us to sacrifice due to sequestration (for which, of course, you plan to blame the Republicans, anyway).
You understand very well the only two rules you need to know – (1) How to get elected, and (2) How to get re-elected. And you do this with the aid of an eagerly willing and partisan press, speeches permeated with a certain economy of truth, and by buying the votes of the greedy, the ill-informed and under-educated citizens (and non-citizens, too, many of whom do vote) who are looking for a handout rather than a job. Your so-called "safety net" has become a hammock for the lazy. And, what is it now, about 49 or 50 million on food stamps – pretty much all Democrat voters – and the program is absolutely rife with fraud with absolutely no congressional oversight?
I would offer that you are not entirely to blame. What changed you is the seductive environment of power in which you have immersed yourselves. It is the nature of both houses of Congress which requires you to subordinate your virtue in order to get anything done until you have achieved a leadership role. To paraphrase President Reagan, 'it appears that the second oldest profession (politics), bears a remarkably strong resemblance to the oldest.'
As the hirsute first Baron John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton (1834-1902), English historian and moralist, so aptly and accurately stated, "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." I'm only guessing that this applies to the female sex as well. Tell me, is there a more corrupt entity in this country than Congress?
While we middle class people continue to struggle, our government becomes less and less transparent, more and more bureaucratic, and ever so much more dictatorial, using Czars and Secretaries to tell us (just to mention a very few) what kind of light bulbs we must purchase, how much soda or hamburgers we can eat, what cars we can drive, what gasoline to use, and what health care we must buy. Countless thousands of pages of regulations strangle our businesses costing the consumer more and more every day.
As I face my final year, or so, with cancer, my president and my government tell me, "You'll just have to take a pill," while you, Senator, your colleagues, the president, and other exulted government officials and their families will get the best possible health care on our tax dollars until you are called home by your Creator while also enjoying a retirement beyond my wildest dreams which, of course, you voted for yourselves and we pay for.
The chances of you reading this letter are practically zero as your staff will not pass it on, but with a little luck, a form letter response might be generated by them with an auto signature applied, hoping we will believe that you, our senator or representative, has heard us and actually cares. This letter will, however, go online where many others will have the chance to read one person's opinion, rightly or wrongly, about this government, its administration and its senators and representatives.
I only hope that occasionally you might quietly thank the taxpayer for all the generous entitlements which you have voted yourselves, for which, by law, we must pay – unless, of course, it just goes on the $17 trillion national debt for which your children and ours, and your grandchildren and ours, ad infinitum, must eventually try to pick up the tab.
final thoughts are that it must take a person who has either lost his or her soul, or conscience, or both, to seek re-election and continue to destroy this country I deeply love, and put it so far in
debt that we will never pay it off while your lot improves by the minute, because of your power. For you, Senator, will never stand up to the rascals in your House who constantly deceive the
American people. And that, my dear Senator, is how power has corrupted you and the entire Congress. The only answer to clean up this cesspool is term limits. This, of
course, will 'kill the goose that lays your golden eggs.' And woe be to him (or her) who would dare to bring it up.
3096 Angela Lane
Oak Harbor, Washington
ONLY AMERICANS CAN SAVE AMERICA...WILL THEY?
swear to uphold and protect the
United States Constitution against all enemies
both foreign and domestic…so help me GOD!!!
November 4, 2014
"Socialism only works
in two places:
Heaven where they don't
need it and hell where they already have it."
Stratfor is a geopolitical information website that helps companies and countries plan strategies for future. I was nearly to the end of an article when this statement jumped out:
China's economy will continue to descend from the peaks of its post-2008 investment and construction boom. The decline of housing markets and related industries nationwide is at the heart of China's economic slowdown and will in large part determine China's overall economic health during the next one to two years. Although a collapse in China's housing market in the next 12 to 18 months is not expected, should one occur, it would send China's economy into a tailspin and subsequently dampen demand for oil. However, Stratfor does not anticipate that Beijing would allow this to happen. The central government will likely enact more stimulus similar to previous economic measures, such as large-scale public infrastructure projects driven by state-led investment.
In other words, communist governments are the ones who "stimulate" the economy with "public infrastructure" building. Isn't that interesting this is exactly what Barak Obama did and wants to continue doing. For that matter, just like China, the only people who saw any growth from this top down, trickledown economics, are the fat cat 1% Obama claimed were destroying our country and not paying their fair share. Pure propaganda. I have known this man and his policies were Marxist however saying so made me the object of ridicule.
Yesterday the New York Times (a Marxist paper) ran an "opinion piece" advocating doing away with mid-term elections.
There was a time when midterm elections made sense — at our nation’s founding, the Constitution represented a new form of republican government, and it was important for at least one body of Congress to be closely accountable to the people. But especially at a time when Americans’ confidence in the ability of their government to address pressing concerns is at a record low, two-year House terms no longer make any sense. We should get rid of federal midterm elections entirely.
Fascinating, the part of government which must go to the people every two years and ask to keep their jobs is the position they want eliminated. Why, according to the New York Times:
Twitter, ubiquitous video cameras, 24-hour cable news and a host of other technologies provide a level of hyper-accountability the framers could not possibly have imagine.
Incredible, the Left uses this excuse for everything they hate about the constitution, namely you having any say. They hate the second amendment, they hate the first amendment (unless they are the ones speaking) and they hate the fact "we the people" get to weaken any administration by electing people who disagree with the current President.
I hate to break it to the New York Times but it seems to me the Framers knew exactly what they were doing and didn't need to ponder the technological differences because they knew human nature and the lowest form of it, the Totalitarian kind - Leftism.
When the Left derisively coined Ronald Reagan's stimulus as "trickledown economics" they were infuriated because the government didn't control the money supply, hence the real meaning of Reagan's supply-side economics.
Supply-side economics is a school of macroeconomics that argues that economic growth can be most effectively created by lowering barriers for people to produce (supply) goods and services as well as invest in capital. According to supply-side economics, consumers will then benefit from a greater supply of goods and services at lower prices; furthermore, the investment and expansion of businesses will increase the demand for employees. Typical policy recommendations of supply-side economists are lower marginal tax rates and less regulation.
Note throughout the Clinton years America saw its greatest prosperity, had disposable income, and the world was largely at peace.
The Left hates the Right because we don't believe the government are the creators of wealth and growth, the people are the source of it. When allowed to keep their own money and the government isn't hanging over their shoulder telling them a puddle in their back yard bigger than a foot is a wet land and therefore the government gets to regulate it and tax it the people will invent, grow, and prosper. Prices will come down, the poorest in America have cell phones, flat screen TV's, Refrigerators, air conditioners and a host of other marvels.
Thanks to supply side economics which showed its true strength during the Clinton administration America was strong and when we put our arm around a country and called it a friend all the bad guys sat down and shut up.
Let's not forget Osama Bin Laden (OBL)was offered to Clinton by three different countries looking to curry favor with us. Too bad Clinton didn't use his great intellect to rid the world of OBL because the last I counted 3,000 Americans and over 5,000 American troops might be alive today, not to mention the 100's of thousands of Iraqi and Afghanis. We wouldn't have had to go to war in Afghanistan or Iraq and we wouldn't have Obamacare. The real pain Obama inflicted on America will become evident faster than global warmingclimate change weather will kill us.
Once and for all the Left are the people who want a powerful Centralized (Federal) government. The Right wants States to be the more powerful because they are closer to the people, meaning they can be held more accountable by the people.
The perfect product of Leftist policies are the inner cities who have no way to protect themselves from the marauders, have public school education, Obamacare type healthcare, government housing, government food stamps, and are miserable. These cities are and have been run by the Left for a half century, are we getting the picture yet?!