Monday, December 30, 2013

Like a Bolt of Lightning

I had just completed some work on my house that required me to climb around on a ladder for several hours. And it fatigued me quite a bit; particularly my lower legs.

I remarked to a friend. "Ya know, my poor granddad was climbing around on those things until he was almost 70. I don't know how he did it." Of course he did it for a living and I just do it as needed. But still.

About an hour later it hit me.

I'm within two years of his age. Jeesh.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Adults Needed for the Anti-Statist Movement

JWF posted the following headline from the Washington Examiner. It ought to be pissing the adults in the country off.

"Democrats will pay political price for Obamacare in 2014"


The American public is far less Statist than our Soviet-style Media wants us to believe. Hence the relentless propaganda against the TEA Party movement as far Right.

But SSM never even hints, let alone admits, how far Left the Dem Party (and itself) is today.

Meanwhile the GOP is filled with liberal Statists who would rather see a GOP candidate lose to a Dem than let any additional TEA party types win and thus have a chance to form a true anti-Statist party.

Bottom line is that too much of the GOP hierarchy are Progs throwing plays to serve the other team. They do it because Dem views and moneyed interests are much closer to their own hoity-toity position than the position of us members of what they call the hoi polloi (when they aren't calling us racist, homophobes or xenophobles; and it is only a matter of time before they are dehumanizing us as Goebbals did Jews).

This headline may not be a complete lie, but it is misleading. If the GOP remains obstructed because too many Karl Rove type picks get elected, we will only see more govt growth from maneuvers where the Hastert rule is ignored or the filibuster gets gutted without consequence.

Thus Dem losses in 2014 are not enough to turn things around. God help us.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Bush Lines

From Fox News we read:

The next Bush says he’s more like Gingrich than presidential uncle, grandfather.

The latest scion of one of America's most powerful political dynasties is trying to convince voters he's something other than what his famous surname suggests.

Right! /s

Recall that W told us he was more like Reagan than his dad.

How did that work out? Well, why not let W demonstrate.

[This is his notorious "Fool me once...." faux pas.]
Had W kept his word and governed like Reagan in most every other way, who thinks we would now be facing what we are today?

(BTW. Who thinks being like Newt sharing-the-couch-with-Pelosi Gingrich is a good thing?)

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Projection: "Soviet-Style" Being Used by Media Itself

Regular readers know that I've been waging a campaign for new media to habitually label the Obama endorsing and protecting Mainstream Media (MSM) as Soviet-Style Media (SSM).

But now the media, itself recognizing that my charges against them are warranted, has decided to use the term Soviet-style as it sees fit. By applying the attribute to others they hope to avoid having the label applied to themselves.

Well, I hope you all understand my frustration here. With the notable exception of Nemesis, nobody else has taken on the media for their Soviet-style behavior by that name. 

Ok, here's the evidence, both appearing today.

First Mark Levin (frequently a TEA Party supporter, but hardly one of us) tweeted his facebook entry (with the fb extra length included in brackets):
Even government radio is frustrated with government propaganda. Obama manages the press the way the old Soviet [dictators did.]
and my reply to him (unanswered) was:

Then there was this tweet by Drudge of his  headline  Media attacks 'Soviet-style' publicity policy... but that happens to be the headline from and link to the mainstream Telegraph. So naturally, I repeated my challenge of Levin to Drudge "C'mon Matt...."

I repeat that challenge to the whole of the dextropshere. (If nothing else, go to those replies to Levin and Drudge and retweet them so that those guys get the sense that we are serious.)

Dare to be leaders. It is hardly difficult to state the obvious behavior of our pols and our media. I know that it is hard to be the first; but new nobility is needed. Many more of us can dare calling every twist and turn accurately so that others like us feel comfortable with calling things as they appear in reality.

The media has not yet gotten into full projection mode. If you delay, others will delay too. The media will shortly be calling others what they are themselves if you fail. They may do it anyway, but you can point to my blog entries and our side at least will know the truth.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Tragedy of Consensus

What gets us into trouble is not so much our ignorance. It's what we know that just ain't so. -- Mark Twain
The regrettable reality is how many of us are susceptible to group think – the consensus understanding of anything that “everybody knows.”
We in the west like to think of ourselves as more civilized, more advanced and all that, but we’re just as capable of refusing to acknowledge reality and looking at facts placed in front of us. We’re not very different from the barbarians of old believing in potions, chicken bones and whatever hocus-pocus is shown to them. We’re susceptible to the same stupidity. -- Mathew in comment at Crusader Rabbit

I like Mathew's observation of our civility. Particularly our "intelligentsia" thinks themselves more civilized; they will see that there is hell to pay for anyone who dares suggest they’re not. Burn the evidence and the detectives who dared dig it up.

And it is not just our wannabe rulers.

Most of us react instantly negatively to anyone who dares violate our consensus. The reaction has been been described as having ones world turned upside down. Nausea is not an uncommon result.  So it is not abnormal when all of us, as a general rule, hate to fight the consensus we find surrounding us lest we find ourselves on the receiving end of that reflexive negativity and emotional outbursts. That is tragic; only made more so by those who exploit it. Sociopaths are tremendously successful in tiptoeing past that minefield while condemning most of the rest of us to the mines they themselves placed. Yet even the harshest of realities may never burst the illusions in some people. The proof of that is found in the reports of the last words of communist true-believers as they died in Stalin's Gulags: "If Stalin only knew [what a faithful comrade am I]." It is quite apparent that consensus and the fear of transgressing is so strong that, were zombies real, it would be manifest in its victims after death.

If I ever stop procrastinating I will complete the series of screeds I've begun about how consensus has been a terrible factor in why we are so divided in how we perceive our troubles and our enemies.

Although there are many national stories and news outlets and major talk show hosts who traffic heavily in fostering and maintaining consensus views, I have a couple of anecdotal examples of defense of consensus views. One is from the Left.  It is the rabbi with whom I differed over his new-age take on Genesis 22. He censored my rejoinders, and eventually deleted from his site that portion of our interchange he originally posted. However, his efforts are foiled by the wayback machine and copies of what he refused to publish. The second is from the Right. Tam did not delete our discussion, but her manner provides a fine demonstration of why the Right is no home for either principled conservatism or classical liberalism.

Neither example is of people influential enough to be considered significant members of the Downers. But their type sure as shooting aids the Downers by being so damned closed-minded and fearful of climbing out of the pit of despair and joining the Upsiders. That both will blindly continue what they've been doing and expecting different results is sad. That they are not alone is tragic.

More anon. Soon I pray.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Art of the Moment

This artful pic was captured yesterday by one of my offspring while escapading.

Click to view in original size

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Downer of SSM Openly Admitted by a Mediot

I just had to share this one line from a review of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The depiction of a craven television media's employing all its flashy insincerity in the service of power comes so close to modern-day reality that it's chilling. [emphasis added]
From the mouths of the enslaved members of the outer party.

Pray my friends.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

How America Became a Corporate-Fascist Clone of the Soviet Union

That dear readers is the title of the epic I will never write. Surely someone will because it's aching to be told.

One complex question: 
One complex question that I think leads to finding an answer to the question of my epic's title is this one.
How many people with portions of their pay invested in 401Ks and union pension plans realize how their savings have enabled the trustees of those plans to make a mockery of the promise of "publicly held" corporations?
Why is this question germane?
Certainly the trustees that manage that those plans are all carefully vetted corporate men and unionists (corporatists and Leftists? -- R & L Downers at any rate) respectively, who vote each other onto corporate boards of directors when each new proxy is sent out. 
They drink fine wine and eat caviar at annual shareholders' meetings as they battle amongst themselves: 
  • what is their most favorable course of corporate and governmental directions?
  • who in government are most certain to advance their goals?
  • who in government is most certain to obstruct their goals? 
  • who on K Street is the best choice to see their ultimatums get delivered?

How did America become a corporate-fascist clone of the Soviet Union?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Downers' Downers, No. 1

Yesterday I decided to take Ronald Reagan seriously enough to abandon the Marxist scale of Left and Right because there are too many Progs hiding out and influencing what we call the Right. While it takes some more than others to recognize that in the past they have influenced the Right to accept, incrementally, rule by the Left, they in the last dozen year or so have become more radical and have forced more aggressive compromises on all of us.

I have had enough. I do not think I am alone. So let me remind you again that Reagan said we do not have to accept the false notion of Left or Right; that we need to recognize there is really only an Up or Down.

Up to individual freedom, consistent with law and order, or Down to the ant-heap of totalitarianism.

Yesterday I labeled myself with the Ups. And I identified the enemy of us Ups and labeled them as the Downs.

Upsider is my label today (and may yet change again). Downers is what I may like for all time for all enemies of individual liberty.

That aside, here is today's news report exposing another of the negative effects on human life by the Downers. This time it was one life, tomorrow it could be more as we continue to let them run roughshod over all our values by force of arms.

LAX security officer bled for 33 minutes as help stood by, report says

An airport security officer lay helplessly bleeding after a gunman opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport as paramedics waited 150 yards away because police had not declared the terminal safe to enter, according to two law enforcement officials.

It would be 33 minutes before Transportation Security Administration Officer Gerardo Hernandez, who was about 20 feet from an exit, would be wheeled out by police to an ambulance, said the officials, who were briefed on the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity because the probe was still ongoing into the Nov. 1 shooting.

For all but five of those minutes, there was no threat from the suspected gunman -- he had been shot and was in custody, they said.

How many ways was this one human death unnecessary and how many was it indeed necessary?

Necessary in that:
  • the Downers want and have used this death as an excuse to clamp down on citizens rights some more
  • the Downers want more TSA armed despite the reports of their agents' unpunished misconduct.
  • the Downers wanting the TSA to adopt even more of an Us versus Them attitude.
  • the Downers undoubtedly want more than this, and I and my commenters reserve the right to call them on it yet.
Unnecessary in that:
  • The help was not "standing by," they were prevented by the law officers compelled by Downer rules of engagement.
  • Even armed volunteers were prevented from retrieving the bleeding man by orders of the Downers.
  • Downers had offered no "medic" style training for rescuing wounded. Still don't. Disgusting.
  • Downers have repeatedly hid behind their SSM built consensus that prevents non-felonious citizens from being armed in the first place. 
  • "Gunfree" zones are respected only by the law-abiding and sane Downers know this to be true.
  • I reserve the right to add to this list as they occur to me or my commenters.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Envy As Admitted Federal Policy

Unbelieveably, the essence of Marxist class warfare, envy and its exploitation, was admitted today by "one of the prime architects of both the Massachusetts healthcare reform and the Affordable Care Act, Professor of economics at MIT, Jonathon Gruber." [source]

"That means that the genetic winners, the lottery winners who've been paying an artificially low price because of this discrimination now will have to pay more in return."

Sickening. Coveting the health of your neighbor is now fair game in contemporary America. Essentially this: 'If you are healthy, you deserve to be handicapped, and we have the power to do it to you.' You first Dr. Gruber.

Incidental report from the street:
I hear from soft-headed liberals who have been repeating the nonsense that gets aired repeatedly on SSM TV such as MSNBC declare that conservatives are anti-American because they disagree with President Obama. This revelation will not faze them in the least.

The real problem:
What is more of a problem are the conservative talkshow hosts who refuse to call this president a Marxist. And you know the old Leftist slogan -- "no enemies on the left." That would explain a great deal why talkers like Michael Medved and others at Salem broadcasting regularly call out others on the Right as traitors to the GOP before they'll call out Leftists as traitors to America. Or traitors to common decency. Or traitors to JudeoChristian ethics (thou shall not covet) such as this genius Gruber.

One Solution:
We of the TEA Party movement need to disassociate ourselves from the "Rightists" on the Marxist political spectrum of Left and Right. Let me repeat Ronald Reagan's vision for you. 
There is no such thing as a left or right. There's only an up or down: up to man's ages-old dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism.

I am not on the Right any longer. There are too many Downs over there. I'm with the Ups.

To Hell with Downs like Medved, Hewitt, Prager, and anyone else who thinks like them. They are unfit company for people who need to recognize and fight all the enemies of freedom.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Australians Teaching Americans What to Seek

h/t Crusader Rabbit.

Somehow the Aussies were able to overpower the propaganda stream of the ABC, their govt funded SSM, and threw out the Leftist PM Gillard. Now they have elected a non-collectivist parliament and Prime Minister quite contrary to what we have here in America.

It proves what can be done if common people learn to band together -- no matter their other differences -- for the sake of their very lives.

Now, dear God protect the new movement and its leaders from both lethal enemies and the allure of, and traps set by, those who ply evil ways.

Saturday, November 09, 2013

Suitable Postscript for Much Contemporary News

While reading several bits of news, while in IMs with friends, and while reading commentaries at the blogs that I frequent, I remember this clip that I uploaded last year.

I think I may use it more from time to time after I comment on a contemporary story that was not possible in the America of the past.
The shocked American: "You mean there is nothing I can do in a legal way?"
The answer of the circumstance: "Mr. ____: this is not the United States... go back to America!"

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Fatally Naive Americans

The Nov 3 WSJ has an op ed

You Also Can't Keep Your Doctor

I had great cancer doctors and health insurance. My plan was cancelled. Now I worry how long I'll live.

(h/t JWF)

It has as its closing lines
For a cancer patient, medical coverage is a matter of life and death. Take away people's ability to control their medical-coverage choices and they may die. I guess that's a highly effective way to control medical costs. Perhaps that's the point. --emphasis added
Perhaps?  This bespeaks the fatal naivety of all Americans constrained by PC from stating obvious truths. 

What could pass as the Obamacare theme song is now 4 decades old. It has in its frankest of renditions the closing lines: 
"Won't you give it a try? 
Live and let die!"
For several decades I have witnessed and reported upon the fear in so many to speak of the dark side of the Sustainability movement. It is doubly upsetting to see it in those who claim to be God fearing. God fearing implies you accept the premise that all human life is sacred. Turning a blind eye to reports of a mounting threat to that premise (most unsettling to me when I've witnessed it in clergy) is more understandable when the threat seems hypothetical, but not from someone like Ms. Sundby while suffering the repercussions.

Ms Sundby still wants to believe that the machinations to which she is victim are only her imagination. So she writes "perhaps." I guess it makes her feel better. [Or perhaps the addition of perhaps it was required by the WSJ editor. In a world where damned consensus rules are expected to be understood, I doubt the editor needed to make a direct request.]

In a way, this makes Ms Sundby a martyr to Political Correctness. That she in her present circumstances is found still kowtowing to the consensus (to not speak of the Susnuts) ought to be eye opening for the rest of us.  The souls of people who martyred themselves in defense of innocent human life would not be amused.

Please enlighten me how to open the eyes of more while there is still time.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Really Sad

From Ed Driscoll at PJMedia.

Look at the anger in her expression and be very afraid should she have any say in whether or not you get to see a doctor.
As I posted a few weeks ago, the surname similarity (Jean Sibelius vs Kathleen Sebelius) causes me to associate this cold martinet with the Finnish composer who gifted us with the beautifully elegiac tune "Valse Triste" -- sad waltz. Her being in charge of implementing death panels is as far removed from the nostalgic feelings that an elegy seeks to evoke as anything you might consider.

So it is with some satisfaction to see this picture where the insult implied by the title of the book she has just been handed has finally dented the phony smiling facade of this supremely arrogant public servant who, when asked if she would resign due to stupendous incompetence, snipped "I don't work for my critics."

The sad thing is how much damage she and her bureaucracy will have done to America before we have a chance to legally see that she is punished for her maliciousness. This roll-out has been so bad it could not have been worse had it been planned that way.  Heads should roll for such enormous incompetence. The really sad thing is that they won't.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Fodder for Thought

My friend Paul emailed me this questionnaire that has not simply multiple choice answers, but opportunities to offer deeper thoughts on the questions raised.

I am sharing with readers all the responses submitted which were not one of the muliple choices provided. Five detailed responses in all.

I most certainly invite my readers to agree, disagree, or add and subtract to any of the answers I gave.

Additionally, you may find it useful to your own understanding of various issues to ponder these or other questions asked at the site; that is whether or not you submit your answers.

Think of it as a personal interview. Be careful not to be "push-polled" into giving an answer. An example of that is my answer to the question about Iran. At this point I do not know what should be done. Our national policy towards them was destroyed by Jimmy Carter. Every opening where we might have improved our relations were, in my opinion, bungled opportunities at best. All the worse ways of looking at how those opportunities were handled involve hidden agendas which invite open ended speculations which do little to solve the threats of Iran to the world today.

Do you support the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)?

So many times tort reform has been discussed as the ultimate answer, but it falls flat each time. It may be due to Congress being so full of attorneys and influenced by the lawyer lobby. Also the media so in line with them that this discussion is never given a fair airing or a chance. Medical costs have risen directly proportional to out of control court awards (legal liability passed along to every patient as a natural part of the cost of doing business). Tort reform (in conjunction with a more punitive AMA for bad doctors) is the single biggest solution to the escalating health costs.

The nation would be better served with understanding the legal costs being a major portion of this problem if its media were not so filled with stupid or corrupt people.

Should the United States end its trade embargo and travel ban on Cuba?

If we keep it, those caught violating ought to be prosecuted. Not prosecuting undermines respect for the law. It's so bad, it is probably too late for that. As it stands, open contempt for law and selective (political) enforcement has become commonplace, which is unfitting for a republic of laws and more fitting of fascist tyrannies.

 How should the U.S. deal with Iran?

I don't know now. Easier solutions were available in past opportunities. Much of the current problem stems from our political system not wishing to admit they failed to take advantage of those earlier and easier solutions.

Should the U.S. maintain a presence at the United Nations?

 Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies? 

Wherever did the notion that we don't keep an eye on everybody become a common understanding? When Ronald Reagan said "trust but verify" that seemed to be a general statement of one of the purposes of any nation's overall foreign policy. When did it become considered to be the symptoms of some form of national paranoia to engage in surveillance? This has been around since the beginning of time, only in less technological forms.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

SSM Delenda Est

Drudge's Headline caught my attention. EXORCIST AUTHOR: SEBELIUS BACKS 'DEMONIC ACTS'...

That links to an article published yesterday by a long-standing member of the Soviet-Style Media (SSM), the Washington Post:  
William Peter Blatty, writer of ‘The Exorcist,’ slips back into the light for its 40th anniversary By , Published: October 30

Blatty has a gravity about him, and also, somehow, a lightness. An impishness. This is a man who is quick to laugh to the point of tears and also thinks that these may be “the last days.” This is a man who says, after a sip of coffee with Equal sweetener, “It’s a fallen world,” like he’s noting the weather.

Mere steps away from lunch is evidence of the fallen, in his eyes: his beloved alma mater, which he believes has drifted perilously into secularism. This month, Blatty submitted to the Vatican a petition with thousands of signatures and a 120-page institutional audit that calls for the removal of Georgetown’s Catholic and Jesuit designations if it does not comply with every little rule in “Ex Corde Ecclesiae,” John Paul II’s constitution for affiliated colleges. The university, for its part, says the “Catholic and Jesuit identity on campus has never been stronger.”

Bill, what are you doing? people have asked him.

Bill, times change. Let it go.

Bill, why are you punishing the school you love, the school whose scholarship money rescued you from a childhood of restless poverty in New York, the school that made possible your life, that cemented your faith?

“If you truly love someone that you think needs to be in rehab, you’ll do everything you possibly can to get them into rehab,” Blatty says. The last straw, he says, was Georgetown’s invitation of Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, to be a commencement speaker in May of last year. Sebelius has a record of supporting abortion rights, and abortion is the issue that really sets Blatty’s nerves on fire.

He describes, his voice trembling, a particular abortion procedure in graphic detail.

He pauses. His voice is nearly a whisper.

That’s demonic.”
Those last 3 paragraphs should inform normal decent people why the SSM must be destroyed and the ground on which it stands salted so that nothing will ever grow there again.

Guaranteed, the reporter has in his possession all those graphic details about the particular abortion procedure that Sebelius endorses. Whatever was in them that reduced Bill Blatty's voice to whisper "that's demonic," the WaPo editor censured from us readers. Under no circumstances will they permit any doubt be cast upon the narrative. Especially the unspeakable, demonic narrative of the death cults.

SSM delenda est before it does it to you.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Alinskyite Norquist?

Breitbart headline sent to my email

Grover Norquist Turns to Progressive Media in Crusade Against Ted Cruz

Is Norquist joining the burgeoning Alinsky rule number 12* campaign waged by the Dems and the GOP traitors against Ted Cruz?

Or could it be the beginning of a counter-alinskyite campaign led by Breitbart against Norquist?  Given that Breitbart's current leadership displays to us nobody with the balls of its founder, we will see how long that lasts.

To add insult to injury, Norquist is funneling the money of conservatives to the one institution, SSM, that spurs on the mobs 24/7 to threaten all conservatives. However, he's got a lot of company there, including the TEA Party Patriots who continue to ignore grass roots complaints not to help keep SSM alive by paying it for anything.

*RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Attacked Again By My Personal Demon

It is a demon that mocks me in my efforts to increase wider understandings, understandings that were made possible by God having gifted me with a mind that notices things, has a long memory, and quickly ties various and disparate events and things together.

The demon's damage is made worse by it knowing how how it bothers me and stymies in my efforts out of my fear that my efforts might increase misunderstandings inadvertently or clumsily. You cannot un-ring a bell, and it's terribly hard to rewind an untensioned spool that's slipped its retainer.

For those who do me the honor of coming here to read my blather, I am going to show you why I so often shut down and not write anything more than short comments at other sites for long periods of time. I have a fear of making large mistakes and missing them, then have those mistakes go on to proliferate to have a life of their own, spreading more misinformation.

Beginning with a simple comment I left at Gates of Vienna in hopes of alerting historian Seneca III to an unfavorable use of his famous name, I made my first mistake of going into details in a follow-up comment that I specifically chose to do in order to spell out the threat to the author's name (guilt by association that could be stemmed with what I was demonstrating) more concisely.

The second mistake, had it been made only once, could be written off to maybe a typographical one that the spell-checker fixed, but which I did not notice. Yet even then, because the word used so destroys the understanding of the sentence, I still should have caught it. Worse. I did it more than once!

Here is the mea culpa I left at GoV (edited due to more errors! in the one posted there).

OMG. Several days late I have noticed that I made an awful error, and not just once.

In each instance where I typed “explicit,” the term I had intended was “extrinsic.”

I am not terribly prone to Malaprop, but this one being part of a quite esoteric subject with which I hoped to improve understanding of how the anti-theists without merit seek to exploit the name of Seneca, I find it terribly embarrassing.

However, my personal embarrassment by exposing it is less important than the stopping the propagation of misinformation just in case anybody is paying attention.

Extrinsic* (and not explicit) is the unwelcome parasitic property that seeks to attach itself to the intrinsic*.

The following line is the correct one:
I point to how Pascal was clearly irked by how extrinsic probabilism used by the Casuists seated at the Sorbonne crowded out all of the originals’ intrinsic substance.
This is why I say I’m best in providing insights rather than details where, echoing S III’s words, the damnable creeps in. And it also demonstrates why I dislike writing so. This shows why writing is, for me, a form of penance. Penance for the propaganda delivery system that I helped make possible, yes. But also penance for mostly making a living in my pre-retirement years and not battling the Statists in a more proportionate level to that which they attacked what I hold dear.

Thank you for your understanding.

Thank you too, dear readers, for putting up with my frailties.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

'Hypocrisy for Me; Silence Thee'

Today the CBS wing of the Soviet-style media (SSM) carries the headline "Hillary Clinton Turns Tables On Heckler In Buffalo."

Drudge. instead, chose to inform us how CBS thinks she turned the tables: 


which implies that silence -- permitting only speech deemed pleasant and agreeable -- would be (God forbid) the Harridan in Chief's rule for the rest of us.

While I'm at it, and because the SSM (nor Drudge in this case) will not remind Americans, remember this for them.

In 2003, Hillary Clinton screeched "I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you're not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration."

I am please to discover that apparently JWF beat me by a few hours in connecting the dots.

I made a point of it because Drudge failed to do it. It is important to make sure that inconsistencies, like this of Frau Hillary's two opposing opinions, are recorded in one place. It is the kind of thing that will bind our anti-fascist forces together.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

More On How MSM is Now SSM

For those who still do not yet call the Main Stream Media (MSM) the Soviet-Style Media (SSM), here's a few paragraphs from Slate to demonstrate why it is so. And this particular example embodies the gruesome, Utilitarian nostrums of what is deemed right and proper by our ever more power-mad elite.

The title published by this laughably insignificant member of the SSM tells you all you need to know about the SSM's penchant for the Death Cult agenda:

Canada Has Death Panels

And that’s a good thing.

And the words of the article's second paragraph, and the last words of its third demonstrates how much like Pravda they are.
In other words: Canada has death panels.

I use that term advisedly. Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin made it famous in the summer of 2009, when Congress was fighting over whether to pass Obamacare. As Republicans and Democrats continue to spar over health care, we should pause to wonder why millions of Canadians have come to accept the functional equivalent of an idea that almost sank health care reform even though, in this country, it was imaginary.
Go read the rest to see why they concluded that "Canada has death panels."

What I feel it is most important to highlight is that even after senior Democrat Party officials have admitted that Obamacare has death panels, and slate admits that it likes them, Slate has the brazenness to flat out lie, continuing the official SSM narrative that Obamacare death panels are imaginary.

Thus MSM is SSM. QED.

Oh. And take notice of one more thing, much more important than anything pissant Slate may publish.

Once again, as the warning in my masthead reminds us daily, none of our "rulers" utters a harsh word against notions such as 'Death Panels are a good thing.' The propaganda aim is to get Americans accustomed to death panels; even to welcome them (as it says "many" Canadians now do). All the while pish-poshing that death panels are real. Craven, lying bastards are words too good to describe these cretins who are greasing the skids for a wholly new-to-America death-on-demand institution disguised as "healthcare."

Monday, October 21, 2013

Of Valor and Metal Past

As the death cult alliance sets up to extend politics in a Clausewitz sense, you may find it beneficial to be knowledgeable of what is possible against overwhelming odds. One such can be read at Seneca III's account, in 3 parts, of the battle of Rhodes. Start here: The Cross and the Crescent: Rhodes, 1522 (Part 1).

...the Order would have ceased to exist, for the Knights, as they had done so many times before, would have fought to the death. Fortunately, as it eventuated, the Order survived to find a new home and rebuild its manpower, and the Monks of War and the armies of Suleiman would meet again in Malta some forty-odd years later with a very different outcome.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Oops -- Sorry

Our system of government was intended to thwart the rise of tyranny.

One aspect of the checks and balances was given to the press. The fourth estate.

They were given a great deal of power to be watchdogs. It was presumed that no party would be safe from them.

But what provision did our founders provide us to reign in a technologically advanced media that viewed itself as an integral part of the ruling class?
One that knows it is so aware and smart and clever that rules of decency need only be applied to common men with less smarts?
That they are the ones smart enough to know when the truth needs to be buried and when lying is a good thing?

Q: Founding fathers: did you anticipate that you had not given the common man a statutory way to remedy the growth of power in an entity outside of your government system?

A: Oops. Sorry.

Update: Oh -- oops -- thanks to Og for providing the jabs in "chat" that probed my mind to come up with the insight at this better-late-than-never date. As he notes, there are many connotations associated with the consequences of a what has been king-maker media and its allies. What I now call a Soviet-style media, or SSM (instead of MSM) whenever the opportunity arises and where it will not be misunderstood. The aim of writing SSM is to drive home the point and the dangers associated with Pravda and Izvestia.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


SYNONYMS   surrender, submission, capitulation. These nouns denote the act of giving up one's person, one's possessions, or people under one's command to the authority, power, or control of another. Surrender is the most general: "No terms except unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted" (Ulysses S. Grant). Submission stresses the subordination of the side that has yielded: "Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission" (George Washington). Capitulation implies surrender under specific prearranged conditions: Lack of food and ammunition forced the capitulation of the rebels.

Let me extend that last sentence a bit.
Capitulation implies surrender under specific prearranged conditions: Lack of spine and "conservative" media community support forced the capitulation of the patriots in the House of Representatives.
Obama über alles.

Update. I said Obama über alles without explanation initially because I had to run.

Here is a simple explanation. This "deal' that was concocted in the Senate that the HOR is about to agree to, has a poison pill for the power of the HOR* to control the taxation on those who elect their representatives who sit in the HOR. Because the population of the cities so controls who gets elected to the Senate, the localities that congressmen represent just lost a tremendous advantage.

In the near future you may come to understand that is what happens once this HOR passes a law that puts the debt ceiling limit into the hands of the Prez. It will then take a super majority for all future HORs to take it away again. Even if a rescinding bill passes the next Senate, just about any sitting Prez will veto rescinding legislation passed by simple majorities of both houses. A republic if you can keep it, indeed Dr. Franklin.

Update 2 is the asterisk above:
*Senate Debt Deal Includes Provision Lessening Congress' Power On Debt Ceiling...

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

SHOCK! -- An Open Ended Survey

Dear Readers.

I received a survey request (filled in below) from the Media Research Center (MRC). Initially I was expecting just another multiple choice form that misses many of the key issues of the day. Much to my delight, this one actually had, in addition to MRC's preferred topics,  "other" as choices. And what was even more special, MRC provided a space in which to spell out the other choice(s).

Burned out naif that I am, I have my doubts they will actually read what I put in the boxes. I know, many of you think I must be crazy again for even trying. But yes, while I still breathe, I will always try.

FYI: I have another post in the works providing evidence that MRC may not be all that it tries to convince us it is. They know how to ask money from us to do more of what they want; but when it came to answering the knocks at their door so they might listen to us, it seemed that, time and again, nobody was home.

Should they show some gonads here and actually respond as one expects of normal, decent human beings, I will have no need to publish it.

But right now, let me urge you to try to do what I did as shown below. Maybe, just maybe, we will actually affect Brent Bozelle's thinking, and he'll begin to listen to us more instead of simply telling us what he thinks is important. If you would like to participate, drop me a line and I'll forward you the email. Or if you don't want to hear more about while they want you to do this for them, just click this link.

Media Research Center. America's
Media Watchdog

We Must Hear from You . . . Please Take This Survey!

With so many ongoing scandals and the outrageous media censorship we're seeing in response, the Media Research Center needs your feedback and advice more than ever. Thank you for taking the time to respond to this quick survey. It will be an integral part of our strategy moving forward.

Our lack of a unified, anti-Statist party

Media's role in misleading Americans

Showing all MSM does not provide or misinforms about

Fix your tips & emails so it works! Enough with the mailer-daemons. You are leaving the impression you don't give a damn. Be more responsive!
6. If you could send a message to the American media, what would it be?
Americans have overall had a better life than subjects or citizens of other nations because they have been more free.

Stop your disinformation campaigns that aids the destruction of our liberties (as Pravda & Izvestia abetted the oppression of Soviet subjects). We know why many of you do so. We've heard it.  It is your elitist view that it is only right that common Americans should have a better understanding of how bad other peoples have it.

That sort of "equality" helps no human being other than the monsters who have risen to rule their peoples.

This is really something you can do without too much trouble. So please consider doing something similar. The MRC may simply ignore what you fill in, but please recognize that
we are rarely given such an opportunity. 

Take advantage of it as I have.

I Was Told I Was Crazy

...but not for what I warned last Friday.

It may very well be true that in many other matters I'm nuts. I do not behave in ways others deem as rational; at least not for them.

Most often I hear that charge about my political views. "Isn't there anyone you trust? It must drive you crazy." I hear that often after one or another of my attacks on the GOP for keeping traitors in its midst.  "You are so quick to go there. [I'm not actually.] Why can't you be satisfied with chalking it up to stupidity and malfeasance?"

And this time I was insulted for a "far-fetched" warning about politics.

The good news part of the bad news is that it didn't take long for the latest charge to be proven baseless (as more often happens than not). It only took a couple of days.

In my last post about Chris Muir's cartoon stating that it was time to chuck the GOP and go third party, I declared it was too late.

Specifically I wrote: "The GOP needed to be replaced long before now. They helped install laws that will be used to essentially outlaw other parties...."

For that, one die-hard Republican told me I was nuts. It's not a conservative position.  It's a violation of the right to free association and will never happen. He didn't say, but I'm guessing he believed that it is not what Republicans would tolerate.

Well heh short-sighted scoffer: Senate Votes to Ban Third Parties from Ohio Elections
Senate Votes to Ban Third Parties from Ohio Elections
Senate Votes to Ban Third Parties from Ohio Elections
Senate Votes to Ban Third Parties from Ohio Elections

the Ohio State Senate has passed this bill which would essentially eliminate all third party candidates from ballots.

It is tough enough already due to people like my GOPe acquaintance. So spread the news. Make the existing parties even more uncomfortable. Let them know about how you view their attempts to block your efforts to build new blocs. Those are blocs that you will need to succeed in defying and overturning their efforts at enslaving your children ever more.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Too Late

"Dead Parrots"
I'm sorry Chris. The GOP needed to be replaced long before now. They helped install laws that will be used to essentially outlaw other parties under the guise that the people in them are a threat to the public. It's worse than conspiracy; it's consensus. There is only one way to break that up.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013


Whenever I see or even hear of this cold and uncaring postmodernist martinet:
Kathleen Sebelius, Sec. Health & Human Demise

it destroys the sweet memory and nostalgia associated with this:

The entire Obama administration is despicable. But as regular readers know, I hold the entire global elitist sustainability crowd responsible for the Bummer's elevation. They so hate individual liberty and the thriving that results, that I suspect that He will hold them accountable for Obama and the millions of subsequent deaths.

*In case the video gets removed, it was the Sibelius scored vignette in Allegro Non-Troppo.

Parsing the Leftists' Shifting of Blame

The following is a late comment inserted into the Breitbart List thread that was the subject of my last post.

You guys are living in a fiction here... How soon you forget that the House Republicans are the reason this is shut down, not Obama (my God you love to blame Obama for everything). You don't get to put the entire Gov't on hold and use it as ransom to get things done. That's extortion. There is a right way to do this: Try Winning an Election. Period.

The tone of this comment sounds too suspicious to me. It would not be the first time a web site used socks as trolls to increase comments. So my parsing of the comment includes jibes at Breitbart editors in a just in case manner. 

Parsing this:

Suspect commenter
You write like a tool; trolling for comments. Just about every phrase you used sounds tongue-in-cheek, designed to be taken apart bit by bit.

Leftists build the fictions for liberals to inhabit. Your comment would be projection if you are really a lib or Leftist and not a breitbart tool.

You don't get to put the entire Gov't on hold
Correct, we don't. It's Obama. The Prez has the reigns to operate or not operate anything.

and use it as ransom to get things done.
Exactly what Obama has done. For any Fed areas that might hurt his opponents, he's shut them down For those areas that might hurt his base, he's kept them open. As examples of how he has chosen to shutdown selectively.
  1. Open especially, The National Mall: for an illegal alien rally (costing money). 
  2. Increasingly barrycading the WW II memorial: .Shipping in and installing barrycades; patrolling; arrests. All costs money; all NEW costs.
  3. Brazenly, for himself he's kept open all golf courses he uses. 

Hence the extortion is his. With each passing day he takes on more attributes of a living fascist-style dictator -- penalizing his opponents and rewarding his friends. And that is added to all the crony-captialism that preceded it, another earmark of fascism.

House Republicans are the reason 
House GOP are scapegoated by Obama and his media for every choice he makes to shut whatever he wants. The House does not tell the Prez what to shutter and cannot stop him. His refusal to negotiate on anything is the fact. He says so in his own words. Of course, the media won't highlight those instances, hence they are the rebirth of soviet-style media (SSM). Too bad hasn't got the balls of its founder to call them that.

my God
Your god being obama, make that lower case.

you love to blame Obama for everything
I don't blame Obama for the GOPe's complicity with him -- in fact, he wouldn't be in office without their aid. The TEA party movement got started precisely because the GOPe is seen as off the reservation. Cannot blame the Bummer for that.

There is a right way to do this: Try Winning an Election. Period.
We did. We elected people to the House of Representatives who promised to reverse Obamacare if they could, or defund it if the Senate or Prez refused to budge. It is the Left that continues to deny that the House of Representatives is the one section of our government that, by constitutional design, controls our funding of the federal government. Executive orders spend beyond that is a crime. And do not try to tell us that Obamacare is "The Law." Your god keeps breaking that law depending on who he deems worthy of exemption, just like a fascist dictator.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Petty, Spiteful Prez: Unprecedented MSM Complicity

Stolen from Crusader Rabbit who stole it from Breitbart.

Please feel free to steal again.

The prologue at CR includes most of the closing paragraph by Breitbart's John Nolte:
Below is a list of illogical, unnecessary, and shockingly spiteful moves our government is making in the name of essential and non-essential. The media may or may not report on these individual occurrences, but what they will never do is provide the American people with the full context and scope of Obama’s shrill pettiness. 

Nolte also wrote: This list will be regularly updated, and if you have something you feel should be added, please email me at or tweet me @NolteNC.

 **Updated by me with two more below**

  1. Treatments for Children Suffering From Cancer – The GOP have agreed to a compromise by funding part of the government, including the National Institutes of Health, which offers children with cancer last-chance experimental treatment. Obama has threatened to veto this funding.
  2. The World War II Memorial – The WWII memorial on the DC Mall is a 24/7 open-air memorial that is not regularly staffed. Although the White House must have known that WWII veterans in their eighties and nineties had already booked flights to visit this memorial, the White House still found the resources to spitefully barricade the attraction.
    The Republican National Committee has offered to cover any costs required to keep the memorial open. The White House refused. Moreover, like the NIH, the GOP will pass a compromise bill that would fund America’s national parks. Obama has threatened to veto that bill.
  3. Furloughed Military Chaplains Not Allowed to Work for Free – Furloughed military chaplains willing to celebrate Mass and baptisms for free have been told they will be punished for doing so. 
  4. Business Stops In Florida Keys – Although the GOP have agreed to compromise in the ongoing budget stalemate and fund the parks, Obama has threatened to veto that funding. As a result, small businesses, hunters, and commercial fisherman can’t practice their trade. While the feds have deemed the personnel necessary to keep this area open “non-essential,” the “enforcement officers” to ensure no business is done are “essential.”
  5. Obama Blacks Out Sports, Entertainment Programming to Overseas Troops – The American Forces Network (AFN) that provides American sports and entertainment programming to our troops stationed abroad, has been shut down. For some reason, though, AFN News will still broadcast news, just not any of the popular and fun stuff.
    Camp David is essential, but popular programming for heroes overseas is non-essential. 
  6. Obama Closes D-Day Memorial – The GOP have offered to compromise and fund the National Parks. Obama has said he will veto this compromise legislation. As a result, along with 24 other military cemeteries, the D-Day memorial in Normandy has been barricaded.
  7. Obama Tries to Close Privately-Funded Mt. Vernon – Although George Washington’s Mt. Vernon estate is privately funded, the feds blocked visitors from entering the parking area because the Park Service maintains the lot. Apparently, the New Media publicity resulted in the feds backing down. 
  8. Obama Closes Over 100 Privately-Managed Parks That Cost No Money to Run –  The U.S. Treasury actually makes money from the rent paid by a private company that “employs about 400-500 camp workers and managers across about a dozen states.” No federal money is used to operate these parks. No federal employees are used to staff these parks. Taxpayers make a profit from these parks. Still, Obama had them closed and as a result 400-500 employees and a private business are taking it in the neck. 
  9. Obama Closes Self-Sustaining Colonial Farm It Hasn’t Supported Since 1980 – “For the first time in 40 years, the National Park Service (NPS) has finally succeeded in closing the Farm down to the public. In previous budget dramas, the Farm has always been exempted since the NPS provides no staff or resources to operate the Farm.”
  10. Obama Tries to Close State-Run Parks in Wisconsin – “The park service ordered state officials to close the northern unit of the Kettle Moraine, Devil’s Lake, and Interstate state parks and the state-owned portion of the Horicon Marsh, but state authorities rebuffed the request because the lion’s share of the funding came from state, not federal coffers.”
  11. Obama Closes Vietnam Memorial – The GOP have passed compromise legislation that would fund national memorials and parks, and open them to the public. Obama threatened a veto. Apparently, the “essential” government employees are those erecting barricades, not those who could keep the memorial open.
  12. Obama Closes Privately-Owned Hotel, Police Block Parking Lot – “The operator of a 51-room inn located on U.S. government-owned land in North Carolina abandoned his defiant stance on Thursday to keep the property open despite being ordered to close as part of the federal government shutdown.”

    October is this inn’s prime season. The GOP have offered compromise funding opening the parks. Obama said he will veto that compromise.

    State troopers blocked customers from entering the inn’s parking lot.
  13. Park Service Ranger: ‘We’ve Been Told to Make Life As Difficult For People As We Can’ – “It’s a cheap way to deal with the situation,” an angry Park Service ranger in Washington says of the harassment. “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.”
  14. [Two late additions courtesy Kevin Baker] The National Park Service evicted people from their homes and houseboats on Lake Mead.  
  15. The National Park Service placed cones along highway viewing areas outside Mount Rushmore this week, barring visitors from pulling over and taking pictures of the famed monument.  
All of those bulletins have proper links, so go to the source to verify each at your leisure.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Obama Slams Striking Workers

Obama/Reid Shutdown, Day 3

The President of these United States, member of the Democratic Party, argues that striking workers deserve to be fired. Think I made that up do you?

Will someone who knows how tell me how to save this youtube? Because I believe the White House, after someone there awakens from their drunken stupor, is gonna be putting pressure on Google to send this down the memory hole. Save this folks. It's a gem.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Compelled Sterilization

In the bad old days of the early "Progressives," the eugenics program most often associated with  Margaret Sanger came under attack for its racism. It sought to sterilize those minorities it considered sub-standard and less useful for their utopian vision.

Naturally, they met backlash from many sources. So they redirected their programs to achieve much the same thing by indirect means.

Mostly they sought "voluntary" compliance. The sneer quotes are meant to convey the fact that they continued to hide their racism by speaking kindly to their targets and demonizing those who tried to warn the targets of the subterfuge.

Today we have new and improved forms of subterfuge that have made a mockery of the meaning of voluntary. Someone who is not yet fully developed and aware is hardly making decisions that in any reasonable way could be called "informed volition."

I call this newest form "compelled sterilization." It comes in the disguise of "sex-change" operations.

The pro-homosexual lobby (all radical leftists who may or may not include actual gay people as if that matters to the Left) has gotten state legislatures to prevent parents from protecting their children from the radical "information" supplied to children.

There are any number of arguments contrary to that agenda that we all would hear on broadcast media if that media also wasn't Leftist.

I am simply not that creative a writer to come up with arguments that I think could be provided the public.

But I am capable of seeing that sex change operations are sterilization by other means.

I'd like to see arguments that justify the headline Compelled Sterilization.
It just seems to me that if the homosexual lobby succeeds in
  1. preventing the opposition to their "information" from providing contrary information to children.
  2. preventing parents from protecting their children from making a choice instigated by having been convinced by that one-sided set of arguments.
  3. that any sterilizations that result are the direct result of other concerned parties being forced into both silence and being legally compelled from interceding.
I've got good, sensible readers. What can you add to this?

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Way It COULD Work

Bottom line: We prepare to expose the lies of our enemies.

We know that the Soviet-Style Media (SSM) will demonize any response by the GOP controlled House of Representatives to the Democratic controlled Senate's version of the Continuing Resolution bill. The new GOP effort could work to build a true opposition to Statism and marginalize the SKUNCs instead of them marginalizing the constitutionally conscientious members of the GOP.

To help make that work it becomes up to the new and real independent 4th Estate like this blog to pass along the real substance to its readers. Our aim is to keep our spirits high. That is precisely in preparation for the SSM trying to demoralize us and make us give up in despair. They will do what they have always done: pass along "news" that runs from half truths, to outright lies, to provocations of mob violence. Our job is to neutralize it all as much as possible. 

I'm told by many (who are far more religiously faithful than I) that despair is a sin. So I'm encouraging my readers help me do my part (and maybe theirs) to help keep our side from additional sinning.

First, let me familiarize you with the latest response by the House of Representatives to the Senate GOP not blocking Harry Reid's determination to keep in place the Obama/Reid/Pelosi  deleterious health act of 2010.

Drudge does a superior headlining job than either of the two sites to which he links.

  2. Speaker of the House: BOEHNER MAKES MOVE 

Excerpts from SSM source 1.
This puts Senate Democrats and the White House at loggerheads with House Republicans, a standoff that could lead to the first government shutdown since 1995.

“We’ve had enough of the disunity in our party,” Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told the meeting of House Republicans Saturday afternoon. “The headlines are Republicans fighting Republicans. This will unite us. This protects the people who sent us here from Obamacare.”

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said it would be the “fastest whip check in history,” as every member raised their hand, saying they would support the bill.
Excerpts from the horse's mouth 2.
“The American people don’t want a government shut down and they don’t want ObamaCare. That’s why later today, the House will vote on two amendments to the Senate-passed continuing resolution that will keep the government open and stop as much of the president’s health care law as possible.

“The first amendment delays the president’s health care law by one year. And the second permanently repeals ObamaCare’s medical device tax that is sending jobs overseas.”
As you can already see in the way the Politico framed the news, it is long on what the SSM wants the public to hear and short on substantive reasons which just so happen to match the public's wishes. IOW, the SSM does not want the public to know how much the GOP wing of Congress is doing what the public sent them to Congress to do.

This has been my small effort to seek out substantive news. The more of us that do this, the more the efforts of our side stand a chance of working.
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