Thoughts for Thursday!….

A couple of interesting pieces to check out from two of my favorite blogs…..

The first one, I can attest to personally. The city of Atlanta is slowly returning to normal after the snowfall of January 28. The winter storm made national headlines as it brought the city to a halt, snarling traffic for hours and hours, and displacing residents as they struggled to make it home from school and work. I was fortunate to be at home at the time, avoiding the disaster that unfolded. The follow up sees Atlantans taking out their frustrations on government officials at the city level and state level. It was the “perfect storm”, if you will, of timing and unpreparedness.

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The American Dream blog has an accurate take in making the point that if this is how things play out during a TEMPORARY emergency, imagine what it will be like during an economic or societal collapse. Granted, those two unfold slowly, but the point is well made in how ill equipped  we all are in the event of calamities, whether it’s natural or man made…

IF THREE INCHES OF SNOW CAN CAUSE THIS MUCH CHAOS IN ATLANTA, IMAGINE WHAT ECONOMIC COLLAPSE WILL LOOK LIKE!

 

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If you witnessed the waste of time known as the State of the Union address, it, undoubtedly did nothing more than to enhance the view most Americans have of Barack Obama. His lack of leadership, grasp of reality, and condescension were on display as a shining example of what a disastrous president he is.

At The Economic Collapse blog, they’ve outlined 32 stats Mr. Obama failed to mention in his speech. There’s nothing new in that. Nevertheless, it drives home the point that THIS president is and has been, in way over his head…doesn’t care that he is…and will continue to divide this nation in his effort to pit as many as he can against one another. He will continue to lie, continue to concoct ill advised and ill fated economic policy that will continue to inflict as much damage as possible. THAT you can depend upon!

32 STATISTICS THAT OBAMA NEGLECTED TO MENTION DURING THE STATE OF THE UNION

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Clueless and Classless…

The title of this piece may have been used before. But, it accurately describes the subject matter nonetheless.

I’ve never been one to underestimate the stupidity of the American public. I know that’s a sweeping generalization. However, with the ever increasing number of idiots out there, it’s becoming more difficult to find any semblance of common sense. Witness the 2012 election! Barack Obama, easily the most dangerous and disastrous President to occupy the Oval Office, was handed a second term by a majority of Americans who know little more than anything about him beyond his celebrity status. And the sad part…they don’t WANT to know! They were willing to sacrifice the fabric of our society to empower an individual who continuously lies to them with vague promises and empty rhetoric.

But, I’m getting off track here…

The End of the American Dream blog has compiled a list of 19 items offering proof at the ignorance the American people have eagerly embraced. I’ve decided to add illustrations for those unable to grasp the context here!

19 SURVEYS WHICH PROVE THAT A LARGE CHUNK OF THE POPULATION IS MADE UP *TOTALLY* CLUELESS SHEEPLE!

Are we too stupid to continue as a nation?  That may seem like a harsh question, but I think that it is one that we need to ask.  Even though we have more access to information today than ever before, it seems like the U.S. population just keeps becoming more ignorant.  So at what point does a society become so “dumbed-down” that it can no longer function effectively?  We like to complain about our leaders, but the truth is that we are the ones that elected them.  They are a reflection of who we are as a society.  And when you compare Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner to men like George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, they don’t fare too well.  Sadly, the truth is that most of our founding fathers would not have a prayer of being elected today.  Instead, they would be labeled as crazy “extremists” for insisting that we follow the U.S. Constitution.  In our entertainment-addicted society, Lady Gaga would have a much greater chance of being elected president today than George Washington would.  That is how far we have fallen.

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“I won?…really?…what did I win?..”

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Perhaps you think that I am being overly pessimistic.

Perhaps you think that I should have more faith in the American people.

Well, just consider the evidence.  The following are 19 surveys which prove that a large chunk of the population is made up of totally clueless sheeple

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#1 One survey found that 56 percent of Americans believe that it is okay for the government to track “the telephone records of millions of Americans” in order to keep us safe.  Apparently those people have never heard of the Fourth Amendment.

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#2 When Bush was president, 61 percent of Democrats considered NSA surveillance to be “unacceptable”, but now that Obama is in the White House, only 34 percent of them consider it to be “unacceptable”.

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#3 67 percent of Americans support the use of unmanned drones in “homeland security missions” inside the United States.  What’s next?  Will there be “security robots” that stand in the corner and watch us as we eat dinner with our families?

airport-security#4 Close to one-third of all Americans would be willing to submit to a “TSA body cavity search” in order to fly.

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Yeah..these people look like a real threat…

#5 20 percent of all government workers and 26 percent of all Obama supporters consider the Tea Party to be “the biggest terror threat” that America is facing.

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#6 89.7 percent of Americans believe that they are eating a healthy diet.  Meanwhile, approximately 36 percent of all Americans are obese.
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#7 29 percent of Americans believe that “cloud computing” involves an actual cloud.
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#8 One survey found that 42 percent of all Americans are unaware that Obamacare is law.
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#9 The average American watches 28 hours of television every week.

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#10 According to a survey conducted by the National Geographic Society, only 37 percent of all Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 can find the nation of Iraq on a map.
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#11 Close to 25 percent of all Americans do not know that the United States declared independence from Great Britain.
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#12 We are the most doped up nation in the history of the planet.  As I wrote about recently, a survey conducted by the Mayo Clinic found that 70 percent of all Americans are on at least one prescription drug.  An astounding 20 percent of all Americans are on at least five prescription drugs.

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#13 According to one survey, 24 percent of all U.S. teens that have a sexually-transmitted disease say that they still have unprotected sex.
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#14 Approximately one out of every five teenage girls in the United States actually wants to be a teenage mother.

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#15 As I noted the other day48 percent of all Americans do not have any emergency supplies stored up at all.
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#16 One survey found that 51 percent of all Americans agree with this statement: “it is necessary to give up some civil liberties in order to make the country safe from terrorism.”
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#17 According to a Bloomberg survey, only 16 percent of Americans believe that the Federal Reserve should be abolished.
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#18 29 percent of all Americans cannot recall the name of the vice-president of the country.
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#19 In 2008, the American people voted to send Barack Obama to the White House.  After four years of watching everything that he did during his first term, the American people turned around and gave him another four years.
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As a nation, we no longer seem to care much about what the U.S. Constitution actually says.  When our politicians tell us that they want to ignore large sections of the Constitution, we just shrug and go along with it.
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And we have completely abandoned the values and the principles that this country was founded on.  Our society bears very little resemblance to 18th century America, and we like it that way.  We like to think that we have “progressed” far beyond where they were at, but the truth is that our country is coming apart at the seams all around us.

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In this day and age, it is imperative that Americans learn to think for themselves.  Way too many Americans are just like sheep – they just blindly follow the herd.

It is time to break out of “the matrix” and to start seeing things for how they really are.  Our nation is crumbling and our leaders are taking us down a path toward oblivion.  We need to wake up our fellow Americans while there is still time.”
Sometimes it takes pointing out the absurdity to see the obvious…..

What Happened to ‘The Right Stuff’?

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How many stories have you read today where you shake your head and think to yourself, “You know, that’s just not right…” ? As you may have deduced, the title of this piece has nothing to do with political ideology. On second thought, practically everything in America today has to do with political ideology. Ok, it has nothing to do with your political affiliation…yes?..no?..maybe?…

Well, not to be sidetracked. It just seems there’s no clear understanding of right and wrong any longer. There’s no consequence of wrongdoing, particularly. As I’ve mentioned before, we’ve become a nation of exceptions and excuses.

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Take the mess that surrounds President Obama’s administration. I will wager to say there will be no detriment to him or anyone serving under him, save maybe some low level clerical individual, as the result of Benghazi, the IRS selective targeting, the NSA spying on EVERYONE and EVERYTHING…NONE of it! A disinterested and woefully uninformed electorate will simply continue in blissful, careless ignorance. Of course you have a media whose job description has been practically erased and their defiant unwillingness to expose what are serious and major threats to the sanctity of the United States. They will not allow the nation’s first African-American president to be harmed by ANY political fallout whatsoever! THERE! It’s here for you to read! You know the racial aspect is real and primary in their assessment of this President and his policies. The media invested too much in Barack Obama to allow any sort of shameful mark to mar his image. It’s not going to happen. No matter how serious or damaging to the nation it may be. He comes first in their collective view. That being said, the story would be entirely different if the party affiliation were any different for Mr. Obama. You know and I know it. Nothing would be off limits and he would be crucified in the press while the nation screamed for his resignation.

But, that’s not the case. Our nation is saddled with a reactionary, yet indifferent head of state. He’s not a leader, mind you. He simply occupies an office in the White House.

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Issue after issue engulfs the nation as we move through the years. Yet, there never seems to be a resolution to any of it. The latest, “immigration reform”, which I believe to be a misnomer, is being highlighted as something we have to tackle. We MUST do! Yet, everyone seems to have forgotten the simple fact that had the federal government chosen to enforce existing law and secure our borders, we might not be experiencing the problem to the extent we are today.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who I want to think is too smart to be played for a sucker, is championing what is likely going to turn out to be a damaging piece of legislation. He’s already back tracked from advocating securing the border first, prior to “registering” those in the country illegally. Now, it’s just the reverse. And anyone who DOESN’T think this entire process will NOT be a political boon for the Democrats is living in a fool’s paradise!

As all of this preoccupation with admittedly serious, but better categorized as secondary problems, the nation continues to suffer economically. What was considered the primary catalyst for what drives this country has now taken a back seat to what makes for better media exposure to this group or that constituency. From contraception to gay marriage to healthcare. And don’t get me started on the frightening train wreck ahead as life under Obamacare becomes real!

And so it goes. We continue to suffer under incompetent, disaffected, and disconnected “leaders”. Those whose primary allegiance is to themselves, NOT the job they were elected to do. It’s a vicious circle. They no longer care and they know a growing number of Americans don’t as well! You could chalk it up to simple weariness. We’re all just so tired of everything. That might be too simplistic. It’s an attitude fostered by those we place faith in…those we grant our trust. Our only hope is that the frustration soon turns to anger. An anger that will empower us to do what is right and again make this nation what it was and what it should be for our children and their children. We cannot allow history to look back and chronicle our societal collapse. Otherwise, we shame the memory of so many before us. It’s just that simple.

More…

ROTTING, DECAYING, AND BANKRUPT – IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE FUTURE OF AMERICA JUST LOOK AT DETROIT – The Economic Collapse Blog

20 EXAMPLES OF HOW AMERICA IS RAPIDLY GOING DOWN THE TOILET – End of the American Dream Blog

ADVANCING THE IMMIGRATION NATION: HERITAGE’S POSITIVE PATH TO IMMIGRATION AND BORDER SECURITY REFORM – The Heritage Foundation

Idiocy on Parade: Best of 2012!!!

Good riddance, 2012!!….

I’m sure there are many that share that sentiment!

I happened across this piece at Media Research Center. It’s their special year end awards for some of the most moronic, idiotic, and just plain STUPID quotes from those in media and the like. Remember…THESE are those that set themselves ABOVE everyone else! They know MUCH more about how this country should function than you or I do! THESE are the experts! The media elite!…

You should discern that they’re nothing more than self congratulating blow hards full of sh*t!..to put it mildly!…Enjoy!

“If his [the House GOP] budget were ever come to pass, then Meals on Wheels would be killed, transportation services to the disabled would be destroyed, food stamps would be eviscerated. I think many Americans would end up in soup kitchens like that. So I don’t think we should be critical. I think we should be grateful that what Mr. Ryan has shown us is exactly what will happen to people if the kind of vicious and callous budget that he would wish to impose on American people ends up coming to pass.”— MSNBC’s Martin Bashir on NewsNation, October 16.

“If his [the House GOP] budget were ever come to pass, then Meals on Wheels would be killed, transportation services to the disabled would be destroyed, food stamps would be eviscerated. I think many Americans would end up in soup kitchens like that. So I don’t think we should be critical. I think we should be grateful that what Mr. Ryan has shown us is exactly what will happen to people if the kind of vicious and callous budget that he would wish to impose on American people ends up coming to pass.”
— MSNBC’s Martin Bashir on NewsNation, October 16.

“When you watch the President like that, I always feel he’s got so many pluses, doesn’t he? In a sense, he’s personable, he’s handsome, he can be funny. You know, abroad he has this great image for America. A lot of things are just perfect about Barack Obama.”— Host Piers Morgan to Obama strategist David Axelrod on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, December 5, 2011.

“When you watch the President like that, I always feel he’s got so many pluses, doesn’t he? In a sense, he’s personable, he’s handsome, he can be funny. You know, abroad he has this great image for America. A lot of things are just perfect about Barack Obama.”
— Host Piers Morgan to Obama strategist David Axelrod on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, December 5, 2011.

“There is a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado page on the Colorado Tea Party site as well, talking about him joining the Tea Party last year. Now, we don’t know if this is the same Jim Holmes. But it’s Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado.”— ABC’s Good Morning America, during July 20 coverage of the movie theater shooting. A few hours later, Ross appeared on ABC to confess: “An earlier report that I had was incorrect, that he was connected to the Tea Party. In fact, that’s a different Jim Holmes....”

“There is a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado page on the Colorado Tea Party site as well, talking about him joining the Tea Party last year. Now, we don’t know if this is the same Jim Holmes. But it’s Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado.”
— Brian Ross, ABC’s Good Morning America, during July 20 coverage of the movie theater shooting. A few hours later, Ross appeared on ABC to confess: “An earlier report that I had was incorrect, that he was connected to the Tea Party. In fact, that’s a different Jim Holmes….”

I am so proud of the country, to re-elect this President....A good day for America. I’m so glad we had that storm [Hurricane Sandy] last week, because I think the storm was one of those things — no, politically I should say, not in terms of hurting people — the storm brought in possibilities for good politics.”— Chris Matthews wrapping up MSNBC’s live election night coverage shortly before 3am ET, November 7. (He apologized on the November 7 Hardball: “I said something not just stupid, but wrong.”)

I am so proud of the country, to re-elect this President….A good day for America. I’m so glad we had that storm [Hurricane Sandy] last week, because I think the storm was one of those things — no, politically I should say, not in terms of hurting people — the storm brought in possibilities for good politics.”
— Chris Matthews wrapping up MSNBC’s live election night coverage shortly before 3am ET, November 7. (He apologized on the November 7 Hardball: “I said something not just stupid, but wrong.”)

People like [Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd] Akin that think the vagina is some sort of Magical Mystery Tour and men like that are running this country...This is why I took this job. I have a job already at The View. But I feel this country is going downhill because of people like Akin and Ryan and Romney. They’re trying to kill us and destroy us.”— Current TV host Joy Behar, as quoted by the Boston Herald’s Megan Johnson in an August 29 article.

People like [Missouri GOP Senate candidate Todd] Akin that think the vagina is some sort of Magical Mystery Tour and men like that are running this country…This is why I took this job. I have a job already at The View. But I feel this country is going downhill because of people like Akin and Ryan and Romney. They’re trying to kill us and destroy us.”
— Current TV host Joy Behar, as quoted by the Boston Herald’s Megan Johnson in an August 29 article.

“The question for some, especially women, is: Why do the Republicans want to get government out of our lives, but into our wombs?” — Politico’s Roger Simon on Inside Washington, March 2.

“The question for some, especially women, is: Why do the Republicans want to get government out of our lives, but into our wombs?” — Politico’s Roger Simon on Inside Washington, March 2.

“TARP, the stimulus, health reform, Wall Street reform, student loan reform, the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the new GI bill.... I don’t just mean to flatter you, but [this] is [the] kind of list of legislation we associate with people whom we name large buildings after in Washington....Your Speakership was Sam Rayburn-esque.” — MSNBC host Rachel Maddow to former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a luncheon on Capitol Hill, June 6, as reported by the Washington Examiner the next morning.

“TARP, the stimulus, health reform, Wall Street reform, student loan reform, the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the new GI bill…. I don’t just mean to flatter you, but [this] is [the] kind of list of legislation we associate with people whom we name large buildings after in Washington….Your Speakership was Sam Rayburn-esque.” — MSNBC host Rachel Maddow to former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at a luncheon on Capitol Hill, June 6, as reported by the Washington Examiner the next morning.

“If ROMNEY gets elected I don’t know if i can breathe same air as Him & his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Women Hating Tea Bagger Masters” — Actress/singer Cher in a May 8 Twitter posting that was later deleted (grammar and punctuation as in the original).

“If ROMNEY gets elected I don’t know if i can breathe same air as Him & his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Women Hating Tea Bagger Masters” — Actress/singer Cher in a May 8 Twitter posting that was later deleted (grammar and punctuation as in the original).

I mean, when you think about it, it’s ‘bombs bursting in air,’ ‘rocket’s red glare,’ it’s all kinds of — you know a lot of national anthems are that way, too — all kinds of military jargon, and the land — there’s only one phrase ‘the land of the free,’ which is kind of nice, and ‘the home of the brave?’ I don’t know....Are we [Americans] the only ones who are brave on the planet? I mean, ‘all the brave people live here.’ I mean, it’s just stupid, I think. I’m embarrassed, I’m embarrassed every time I hear it.” — Former CNN and MSNBC host Bill Press on his Full Court Press nationally-syndicated radio show, June 5.

I mean, when you think about it, it’s ‘bombs bursting in air,’ ‘rocket’s red glare,’ it’s all kinds of — you know a lot of national anthems are that way, too — all kinds of military jargon, and the land — there’s only one phrase ‘the land of the free,’ which is kind of nice, and ‘the home of the brave?’ I don’t know….Are we [Americans] the only ones who are brave on the planet? I mean, ‘all the brave people live here.’ I mean, it’s just stupid, I think. I’m embarrassed, I’m embarrassed every time I hear it.” — Former CNN and MSNBC host Bill Press on his Full Court Press nationally-syndicated radio show, June 5.

This is the kind of man that Mitt Romney is. This man does not have a soul. If you opened up, you know, his chest, there’s probably a gold ticking watch in there and not even a heart. This is not a person. This is just a robot who will do whatever it takes, whatever he’s told to do, to make it to the White House. And he will take whatever push in the back from whatever nasty person is pushing him and move him further in that direction.” — New York Times columnist Charles Blow on MSNBC’s The Last Word, July 17.

This is the kind of man that Mitt Romney is. This man does not have a soul. If you opened up, you know, his chest, there’s probably a gold ticking watch in there and not even a heart. This is not a person. This is just a robot who will do whatever it takes, whatever he’s told to do, to make it to the White House. And he will take whatever push in the back from whatever nasty person is pushing him and move him further in that direction.” — New York Times columnist Charles Blow on MSNBC’s The Last Word, July 17.

“Mitt Romney doesn’t see dead people. But that’s only because he doesn’t want to see them; if he did, he’d have to acknowledge the ugly reality of what will happen if he and Paul Ryan get their way on health care....A literal description of their plan is that they want to expose many Americans to financial insecurity, and let some of them die, so that a handful of already wealthy people can have a higher after-tax income.” — New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, October 15.

“Mitt Romney doesn’t see dead people. But that’s only because he doesn’t want to see them; if he did, he’d have to acknowledge the ugly reality of what will happen if he and Paul Ryan get their way on health care….A literal description of their plan is that they want to expose many Americans to financial insecurity, and let some of them die, so that a handful of already wealthy people can have a higher after-tax income.” — New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, October 15.

“The land on which they [the Founders] formed this Union was stolen. The hands with which they built this nation were enslaved. The women who birthed the citizens of the nation are second class.... This is the imperfect fabric of our nation, at times we’ve torn and stained it, and at other moments, we mend and repair it. But it’s ours, all of it. The imperialism, the genocide, the slavery, also the liberation and the hope and the deeply American belief that our best days still lie ahead of us.”— MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry on her eponymous July 1 program, delivering what she called “my footnote for the Fourth of July.”

“The land on which they [the Founders] formed this Union was stolen. The hands with which they built this nation were enslaved. The women who birthed the citizens of the nation are second class…. This is the imperfect fabric of our nation, at times we’ve torn and stained it, and at other moments, we mend and repair it. But it’s ours, all of it. The imperialism, the genocide, the slavery, also the liberation and the hope and the deeply American belief that our best days still lie ahead of us.”
— MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry on her eponymous July 1 program, delivering what she called “my footnote for the Fourth of July.”

“Compared to George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, Obama has been more fiscally conservative than any other president in recent history, with the exception of President Bill Clinton.” — Singer/actress/liberal activist Barbra Streisand writing on The Huffington Post under a heading that read “Here are truths they will try to bury,” September 18.

“Compared to George W. Bush and Ronald Reagan, Obama has been more fiscally conservative than any other president in recent history, with the exception of President Bill Clinton.” — Singer/actress/liberal activist Barbra Streisand writing on The Huffington Post under a heading that read “Here are truths they will try to bury,” September 18.

“You notice he [Romney] says ‘anger’ twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama. The other-ization, ‘he’s not like us.’ I know it’s a heavy thing to say; I don’t say it lightly. But this is niggerization: ‘You are not one of us,’ and that ‘you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.’”— Co-host Touré on MSNBC’s The Cycle, August 16.

“You notice he [Romney] says ‘anger’ twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama. The other-ization, ‘he’s not like us.’ I know it’s a heavy thing to say; I don’t say it lightly. But this is niggerization: ‘You are not one of us,’ and that ‘you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.’”
— Co-host Touré on MSNBC’s The Cycle, August 16.

Actor Jamie Foxx during the Soul Train Awards, November 25 on BET.


Actor Jamie Foxx during the Soul Train Awards, November 25 on BET.

Just a sampling of what passes for valid opinion in our nation today…what’s placed upon a pedestal..to be admired..and strived for…This is the mindset presented as fact to millions of Americans. The sad part is…many Americans believe it……

More…

16 THINGS THAT ARE REALLY GOING TO STINK ABOUT 2013 – The Economic Collapse

25 FACTS THAT THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA DOESN’T REALLY WANT TO TALK ABOUT RIGH NOW – End of the American Dream

FLASHBACK:

THANKS OBAMA! – HERE ARE 24 STATS THAT SHOW HOW MUCH YOU HAVE ROYALLY MESSED UP OUR ECONOMY! – End of the American Dream

‘Soul Searching’…and the ‘Blame game’…

I suppose most Americans are putting the election season behind them as the holiday season approaches. Besides, concerning yourself about the future is….well, exhausting! I mean, you can only do so much!…

Unfortunately, that’s just it. We didn’t do much. We didn’t do much, at all. We foolishly returned a self styled threat to the White House. Essentially, Congress remained unchanged. Therefore, more…crap…for lack of a better word…can be expected for the next four years.

Americans, as a whole, have lost their determination and their sense of direction. Granted, most of that is due to the malfeasance of a dysfunctional government. But, not a lot can be said for an ignorant, poorly educated, and gullible electorate. As is commonly espoused in conservative media: which is worse…Barack Obama…or the voters that elected him? They’re intertwined and each practically owes its existence to the other. Mitt Romney was right…Barack Obama basically assured his second term by promising various groups of Americans one thing or another. Most of which will literally come at the expense of other Americans.

In the meantime, we have a Republican party going over the cliff…to borrow a timely reference…as it tries to figure out what to do next. Of course, a good bit of the electoral defeat was brought on by its own policies. That being said, the core premise and belief of MOST who consider themselves as such is limited government…economic liberty…and simple, common sense. Absolutely NONE of that has any value or meaning to today’s Democrats. Quite the opposite. Such beliefs are to be ridiculed and scorned.

So, what do we do? I suppose it may be part of the conversation over the Thanksgiving holiday. What comes next? One thing you can count on…Barack Obama will continue his rule by discourse. He feels he’s been giving a mandate..which NOTHING could be further from the truth…to punish the opposition and to dictate his agenda with little, if any, alternatives to consider. Remember, as he so eloquently put it..”I won..”

As we  look around, there’s not much left in America to value…to treasure. Much of our national character has been diminished by our own hand. Our malaise and disregard for ANY difference between right and wrong has finally caught up with us. Sadly, most are too preoccupied to care. And it’s reflected in Washington. We truly have reached a turning point. Unfortunately, as this year’s elections are clearly an indication of that, we’re a nation of has beens.

It was great while it lasted….

THE TWINIKE  THAT BROKE THE ECONOMY’S BACK – The Economic Collapse

STEVE KING: OBAMA WILL PREVAIL ON THE FISCAL CLIFF UNLESS THE GOP IS WILLING TO WALK AWAY FROM THE TABLE – The Daily Caller

MEDITERRANEAN MAN – National Review

BARACK OBAMA’S ‘BENGHAZI’: LIES! LIES! LIES! LIES! – The Ulsterman Report

The “Deaf”..the “Dumb” ..and the “Blind”

First things first. Of course I’m not referring to any physical disability. I’m actually referring to another type of “disability”. The inability of millions of Americans to discern…to decide…and to act.

Our national fabric is unraveling to the point it can’t be repaired. Our lack of concern is even more frightening.

The United States has seen a barrage of attacks this week. Literally and figuratively. And the simple fact is: no one cares. Bombings across the Middle East and a federal government about to print BILLIONS of dollars in hopes of saving a broken economy. Yet, no one cares. Granted, most do not understand it…or they don’t want to understand it. To make matters worse we are poised to return a man to the White House whose every effort is to the detriment of the nation, its people and future. I JUST CAN’T FATHOM THE REASONING BEHIND IT!

I am resigned to the facts. Common sense can’t prevail in November. I’ve made that clear before. I will fight, but the numbers of the opposition are too great. This will be the election equivalent of “The 300“. Sensible “Spartans” fighting valiantly against overwhelming numbers of petulant “Persians”…no heritage criticism intended. Mitt Romney is running against not only Barack Obama, but the Obama media, and millions of ignorant supporters. Supporters who have bought into the premise that Obama alone is the answer to their problems. He tells them, “Don’t worry..I’ll take care of it..” They don’t have the forethought to ask “How?”…and, of course, he never takes care of ANYTHING! Yet, they believe.

The 21st century has been tiresome for the United States. I realize that. It’s been a struggle…year after year. In the past there was always the sense bad times were just part of the cycle. Things would get better. I’m afraid not, this time. There’s absolutely NOTHING that offers even a shred of comfort. And we have a federal government doubling its efforts to expand the problem rather than correcting it. We have a President hell bent of continuing the problem rather than dealing with it. We have a political party in the Democrats…AND some Republicans…FAR more invested in continuing the problem rather than finding solutions.

 

The events of this week alone should be more than enough to convince you if you doubt it.

It doesn’t matter any longer if Barack Obama is truly incompetent or if his actions are by design. It no longer matters. What DOES matter is HE MUST BE STOPPED! The November elections will be test of resolve for the American people. Will there be enough of us with the courage to stand up and vote for REAL, SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE…or will we surrender to the cowards of this nation. Will we surrender everything to those who feel they deserve simply by their existence? I fear the latter will be the case…

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Well…let’s see where we stand this morning….

The Middle East is still burning out of control…..the media narrative is Romney’s statements on the matter are out of line…and President Obama is off for fundraising in Las Vegas. THIS is the abject GARBAGE that describes perfectly the Presidency under Barack Obama. Yet, I STILL stand by my prediction the moronic voters of this country will award him a second term.

In the meantime, here’s a spot on perspective from the End of the American Dream Blog:

THANKS OBAMA! – THE TERRORISTS YOU USED TO TOPPLE REGIMES IN EGYPT AND LIBYA ARE NOW ATTACKING OUR EMBASSIES!

“The truth is that the U.S. government has absolutely no idea what it is doing in the Middle East!”

Many of us tried to warn Barack Obama that using militants from al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations to overthrow governments in the Middle East would not end well.  The Obama administration has been so determined to get rid of some of these dictators in the Middle East that they have not even really stopped to think about who would be replacing them.  Our leaders assured us that those opposed to Mubarak and Gaddafi were “freedom fighters” that just wanted “liberty” and “democracy” in those countries.  Well, of course it turns out that the folks that took control of both Egypt and Libya bear no resemblance to George Washington whatsoever.  They have simply replaced one form of tyranny with an even worse form of tyranny.  Sadly, the last couple of days have been a huge wake up call for all of us.  Radical Islamic militants stormed the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt and replaced the American flag with the al-Qaeda flag.  In Benghazi, Libya the U.S. consulate was attacked by a crowd equipped with guns, homemade bombs and rocket-propelled grenades.  They torched the consulate, looted it, and killed the U.S. ambassador and three other U.S. officials.  Apparently they are not as grateful for our help in “liberating” their homelands as the Obama administration thought they would be.  Unfortunately, our politicians fundamentally misunderstand what is going on in the Middle East, and this is going to continue to lead to more policy errors.

For years, our politicians told us that “al-Qaeda” was the big enemy in the “War on Terror”.

But then during the “Arab Spring” the U.S. government was openly working with “al-Qaeda” and a bunch of other similar organizations all over the Middle East to overthrow established governments.

To say that our approach to the Middle East has been “inconsistent” would be a massive understatement.

After the protesters stormed the U.S. embassy in Cairo, they made it very clear who they are aligned with.  They tore down the U.S. flag and desecrated it, and they put up a black Islamic flag in its place.

So what did the black flag have on it?  The following is how CNN described the flag….

The black flag, which hangs atop a ladder inside the compound, is adorned with white characters that read, “There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger,” an emblem often used in al Qaeda propaganda.

This is very reminiscent of what happened in Libya in the days after the toppling of Gaddafi.  At the time, the Daily Mail and other international media organizations posted pictures of the black al-Qaeda flag flying high and proud over the courthouse in Benghazi….

The black flag of Al Qaeda was hoisted in Libya yesterday as Nato formally ended its military campaign.

The standard fluttered from the roof of the courthouse in Benghazi, where the country’s new rulers have imposed sharia law since seizing power.

Today, the new government in Egypt is completely dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood.  They hold 47 percent of the seats in parliament and the new president of Egypt belongs to the organization.

So how are they responding to this incident?

Well, they have issued a half-hearted condemnation of the attacks in English, and they have also announced that new protests against the anti-Islam film that originally sparked the violence will be held in Tahrir Square on Friday.

I’m sure that a new round of mass protests will definitely calm everyone down.

Or not.

Hopefully the U.S. embassy in Egypt will have significantly strengthened security by Friday.

In Libya, the U.S. consulate has been essentially destroyed.

You can see pictures of what the U.S. consulate in Benghazi looks like after the attack right here.

Looters took off with whatever they were able to carry.  Reporters saw some people carrying desks, chairs and even washing machines away from the consulate.

The U.S. ambassador, Chris Stevens, was killed along with three other U.S. officials.

You can see a photo of an unconscious Stevens being carried through the streets after the attack right here.

So who was responsible for the attack?

Once again, it appears to have been Islamic radicals associated with al-Qaeda.  The following is from a Reuters article about this incident….

“The attack was believed to have been carried out by Ansar al-Sharia, an al Qaeda-style Sunni Islamist group that has been active in Benghazi, a Libyan security official said. Witnesses said the mob also included tribesmen, militia and other gunmen.

Ansar al-Sharia cars arrived at the start of the protest but left once fighting started, Hamam said. “The protesters were running around the compound just looking for Americans, they just wanted to find an American so they could catch one.”

Most Americans thought that it was a good idea for the Obama administration to back “the rebels” that were fighting to overthrow Gaddafi, but perhaps more people should have been asking what those “rebels” actually stand for.

The following is what former CIA officer Bruce Riedel once said about the composition of the fighters that were attempting to overthrow Gaddafi….

“There is no question that al-Qaida’s Libyan franchise, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, is a part of the opposition. It has always been Gadhafi’s biggest enemy and its stronghold is Benghazi. What is unclear is how much of the opposition is al-Qaida/Libyan Islamic Fighting Group – 2 percent or 80 percent.”

The leader of the Libyan rebel forces even admitted that some of the very same militants that were shooting at U.S. troops in Iraq were among those that were seeking to “liberate” Libya.  The following is from a 2011 article in the Telegraph….

“Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.”

You can find much more on the link between al-Qaeda and the rebel forces in Libya right here.

So we were shooting at them in Iraq but we supplied them with weapons and gave them air support in Libya?

What kind of nonsense is that?

The truth is that the U.S. government has absolutely no idea what it is doing in the Middle East.

And it looks like more trouble is ahead.

There were other anti-U.S. protests in Sudan, the Gaza Strip and Tunisia on Wednesday.

Sadly, even the top officials in our own government fail to grasp why these militants hate us.  In response to the torching of the consulate in Benghazi, Hillary Clinton asked the following question….

“Today, many Americans are asking, indeed I ask myself … How could this happen in a country we helped liberate in a city we helped save from destruction?”

And of course foreign policy has never been a point of emphasis for Barack Obama.

In fact, it has been reported that he skips more than half of his daily intelligence meetings.

So the blind are leading the blind and we continue to make mistake after mistake in the Middle East.

When will we ever learn?

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What’s it going to take for Americans to open their eyes to the ever growing danger in the White House?…What’s it going to take?…..

 

THE OBAMA BLAME GAME BEGINS – Powerline

SEPT 11, 2012 – ANOTHER DISASTROUS AMERICAN INTELLIGENCE FAILURE – The U.K. Telegraph