Monday, December 23, 2013

Some thoughts on book-banning and Political Correctness (NSFW!)

   I read an article online showing 49 school districts tried to or banned certain books that were "offensive."
   One of the books was "The Diary of Anne Frank," an eyewitness account of the Holocaust from one who did not survive it.
   What the fuck?
   To be fair, some books should be age-restricted, based upon EXCESSIVE sexual content, drug usage, etc. (i.e. you don't give a 7 year old a copy of American Me.)
   But what is REALLY going on with some of these schools?
   Political Correctness.
   "Political Correctness" is the modern version of the Soviet term "Political Concern." Aleksandr Solzhenytsin first wrote of it in his epic "The Gulag Archipelago." In Stalin's day, if you didn't say the right thing, kiss the right ass, the "Black Marias" (cars used by KGB) would come by and you'd get "a tenner" under Article 58 of the Soviet Penal Code. Ten years of hard labor, then ten years of "internal exile" (meaning when you got out of the gulags, you didn't go home, you went elsewhere for 10 years).
   If you don't say the right thing today, you are crucified by the "objective" media, labeled unspeakable things by people who are "offended" by what you say and hounded mercilessly. Heaven help you if you shoot one of the "concerned citizens" when they come knocking on your door to hand you a petition declaring you a slimeball.
   Solzhenytsin ran afoul of Article 58the first time for criticising Stalin in a letter to a friend. He ran afoul of it the second time for writing the first volume of The Gulag Archipelago. Only his fame in the West prevented him from getting shot.
   Like then, writing can get you into as much trouble today as speaking your mind.
   When I was growing up, "SCHOOL" was a place to educate and challenge young minds. I mean "educate" as in teaching what a student NEEDED to become a productive, contributing member of society. I don't mean "indoctrinate with BS." I mean schools taught math, science, reading, history, civics, etc., so a child could get a halfway decent job upon graduation, understand the "adult" world around him, and all that fun stuff.
   They didn't waste time teaching about "Global Warming," "Heather has Two Mommies," "Climate Change," "Daddy's Roomate," "Eating Vegan is Good for You" and "Why we should kiss Muslim ass while they blow us up in the name of their religion of peace."
   Crap like that back in the day would NEVER have made it in through the front door of the school, much less be taught by a responsible teacher. Back then, school was about teaching knowledge, not indoctrinating the kids to become good little Democrat (communist) drones.
   When I was growing up, I became a voracious reader. My parents forbid me NOTHING except for porn/erotica. I'm sure Dad didn't like me dragging Mein Kampf home. He freaked when I brought home The Gulag Archipelago at age 12. He thought I was trying to impress some brainy girl, until I told him what it was about. I was learning about our world and how it came to be in the state it was in.
   I was forming my own opinions because the SCHOOL I went to taught me one thing that is apparently hard for a lot of today's educators to stomach.
   I was taught to THINK.
   Today's "activists" use the classroom as an indoctrination center where they can spew their BS to kids who MUST remain in class or Face The POWER of The State. Eight hours of potential indoctrination a day.
   That's why "Heather has Two Mommies" and "why we should be worried about the polar bears on the growing (I meant to say shrinking, oopsie!) icecaps" (and other useless subjects) are taught in school.
   Then you have narrow-minded, braindead parents and school administration who want to ban books for various reasons.
   I was taught to THINK. When I first read The Gulag Archipelago, I thought it was too long, too wordy and too detailed. I plodded through it and began to see the subtle similarities (THEN) between Communism and Democrats.
   The similarities between Communists and Democrats are not so subtle these days. Thus to these two groups of people, I'm a threat because I won't buy into their BS.
   Thinking is definitely politically INcorrect.
   What is worse? The seriously-confused/idiotic parents who are afraid of their kids learning about the world and has to candy-coat everything. Or the activist "educator" who can abuse the power of the classroom to turn a potential free mind into the perfect Democrat.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Unintended Consequences of the budget deal

   Earlier this year, the government was shut down. The GOP/Tea Party wanted Obamacare defunded. OBAMA, aka Il Douche, MAObama, the Obamination, etc, ad infinitum shut it down to save his flagship legislation. With the aid of his helpful media supporters, the GOP and Tea Party caught the blame.
   The poll numbers for the GOP and Tea Party went way down and Il Douche was having the time of his life blaming the GOP and Tea Party for the shutdown. Obama loved it because it was putting other crises to rest.
   To end the shutdown, the GOP backed down and passed a budget extension for "bipartisan talks."
  After a couple of months, Paul Ryan and "Red Patty" Murray (D-WA) have negotiated a budget that Il Douche will actually sign.
  The budget sucks. It cuts veterans benefits, including disabled vets. It does NOT cut welfare benefits. It has a lot of people in an uproar. People want to (to put it politely) crucify Paul Ryan, John Boehner and any Republican who voted for this budget.
   I'm seeing something truly evil in this budget and it bounces right back on the Democrats in ways they never imagined. The Democrats  thought the GOP is rolling over and giving up.
   Yes, the GOP is rolling over on key issues, mainly veteran's issues, but also on tax increases.
   But once the initial outrage is over, the public focus will go right back on the ongoing "issues" Obama's Regime has, primarily Obamacare (being called Affordable Care Act because the Democrats do not want to link it to Obama now).
   The first unintended consequence of this budget agreement is to deny Obama a "distraction" and keep the focus on Obamacare's ongoing failures. There will be no more budget distractions for two years. Plenty of time to focus on Obamacare's ongoing failure and all those other scandals that keep getting swept under the rug.
   That focus doesn't hurt the GOP or Tea Party any--it helps them. We've already seen anger FROM the media at Obama and his paid liar Jay Carney over not being allowed to take photos and AP-Gate.
   It's a known fact that Obama does not take criticism well, doesn't do good "damage control," nor is he a proactive thinker. His way of getting out of a crisis is to bring up another one. Without the budget to hide behind, his current crop of failures become an anchor around the Democrat Party's neck.
   As Obamacare's failures are drilled into the minds of the public, Democrats are getting nervous because THEY VOTED FOR IT. They bragged on it during the 2010 and 2012 elections and claimed how good it was. They said it would bring jobs, cheapen the cost of healthcare, etc. and it hasn't.
   They cannot brag on it. They cannot say "It's going to get better" while costs of the "bronze" plans are even worse than the plans people lost. They cannot say how well it works while Obama continuously pushes back full implementation. They can only bend over, grab their ankles and hang on for the second and greatest unintended consequence of all.
   Obamacare will cost the Democrats bigtime in 2014 and 2016. Then it will be repealed.
  
      

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Revising History, Army War College, and the Holocaust

   Okay, I came home and started doing what 1% of us single guys do. Search the net for NEWS.
  A prominent article posted on my FB Timeline says the Army War College is considering removing pictures of General Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, because they left the United States Army (hereafter referred to as "the Union") to serve the Confederacy.
 My "bullshit tolerance" meter pegged out.

  REVISING history is about increasing the accuracy of historical FACT, not soothing a case of butthurt.
  For example, Pearl Harbor. For years it was claimed the USS Ward, a Wickes-class destroyer, fired on a submarine about 90 minutes before the main attack. There were deniers because there was no physical proof except a few spent shell casings.
   In 2002, Bob Ballard and a team of archaeologists found the submarine complete with a hole in the conning tower from one of the Ward's guns.
  Claim proven. Revise the books to CONFIRM the sinking and credit the Ward with firing the first shots of WW2.

   Let's move to present time.
   The Army War College is a facility dedicated to preparing today's Colonels to be tomorrow's Generals. To do this, they study history to understand "how we got here" and today's techniques, tactics and the various odds and ends associated with the decision-making and strategy-planning of today's wars.
   History is NEVER pretty. It's always written by the victors, never by the vanquished.
   The AWC is considering removing Jackson and Lee's portraits because they left the US Army and served the Confederacy. Why would the AWC do that?
   Could it be, given today's political climate and the growing demand the Federal Government honor "state's rights," honoring two men who chose to defend THEIR state of Virginia rather than the Union might get other people today thinking. Could it be people want to forget the past? The reasoning is not clear to me.
   We cannot change the fact that Jackson and Lee first served the Union with skill, honor and courage, then left to serve the Confederacy with equal skill, honor and courage. To LEARN from the past, we must not be afraid to dig deep and take a good look at what drove those men to make their decision. We must ask ourselves, "What would we have done in their shoes?" Would we have served the Union and fought against family? Would we have fought the Union and given up decades of work, careers and life-long friendships? Would we have said "I'm out of here" and not taken part at all?
   The inclusion of Jackson and Lee's portraits at the Army War College is a reminder that each officer comes from a state and sooner or later, he may have to face the question of divided loyalties.
   I think that is the point--to ignore that people have to make such a decision.

   In 1986, I was stationed in (then) West Germany. As part of our orientation, we went to the border and studied the modern guard-towers staffed with trigger-happy Communist bastards. We walked our defensive positions at Fulda Gap and knew THIS was where freedom would be won or lost. If old Ivan and his baby-raping Bolshevik buddies got through us, civilization could put their heads between their legs and kiss their asses goodbye because the nukes would be flying next.
   When there was time, some units sought to answer the inevitable "Why the F*** are we here?" questions and sent their people when practical to tour one of the concentration camps to explain why America remained in Germany after World War Two, then stayed after Germany was considered worthy of rejoining the "World of Nations and Civilized People" again.
   When WW2 ended, the world was shocked at the unspeakable horror of the concentration camps. Many Germans stoutly denied the Holocaust happened, even though they seen the trains and the crematorium chimneys belch smoke 24-7.
   At some point someone said, "This happened, we cannot deny it, we cannot hide it, we cannot wish it away. We must accept what has happened, learn HOW it happened, and then make damned sure it NEVER HAPPENS again."
   Several of the concentration camps are "World Historical Sites."
   Inside these walls, there is no revision. You face the concept of "institutional evil" head on. You feel the presence of evil when you look at the crematorium furnaces. You wonder how you would have handled it. Would you have fought? Would you have sucked up to the guards and done their bidding to buy time to escape? Would you have simply given up and went into the showers?
   You walk away with a lot more questions than answers.
   At Dachau, there is a monument with two simple words on it in various languages. The monument is simple and eloquent because it states the deeper purpose of keeping such an evil place in good repair.
   "NEVER AGAIN"

   I'm sure you're wondering WTF a couple of portraits and Mankind's greatest atrocities have to do with each other.
  It's about digging deep, not only into the history, but looking into ourselves to see if we would have gone along with the status quo, made no waves and gotten along.
   And by that looking, not only make us better citizens, but better people.
   We cannot do that if the history is revised for the wrong reasons.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Taxes, Tea and Obamacare

   The Boston Tea Party is described as a "nonviolent political protest" by Wikipedia. While the protest in itself was small, it did not go unnoticed.
   I'll post the details here. Boston Tea Party
   Bottom line, the British told the Colonists "You MUST buy the tea imported by the British East India Company."
   Sort of how Obamacare is going, isn't it? "You must have APPROVED insurance--or else."
   The Colonists decided to turn Boston Harbor into a huge teapot and dumped the tea into the water. A huge F U to King George and his overreaching policies.
   A few states are waking up to the grim reality of Obamacare.
    Though the picture is of Gun Control, this shows  Obamacare in action.
   Please note how the government has to force it on you. It's obviously going to get messy when its fully implemented. You are not going to walk away from the implementation unscathed.
   Obama had to lie through his nose about "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" and "If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan."
  If he'd told the TRUTH about his "flagship legislation," Obamacare would NEVER have become law.
   Two hundred and forty years ago today, angry patriots boarded the tea ship Dartmouth and threw the cargo of tea into the water and said "Fuck you" to King George.
  It's time for angry CITIZENS, regardless of political orientation, to rise up, throw Obamacare into the garbage can and say "Fuck you" to King Barack Obama.
  I will never sign up for this. I will not pay their penalties. I am a free man. Like my forefathers who said "We will not buy your tea" I'm saying "I will not buy your healthcare plan."

Friday, December 6, 2013

Drive of the Living Dead

   Kentucky is renowned for its lush landscape, bourbon whiskey, thoroughbred horses, beautiful women, the ability of Democrat voters to vote after death and unquestioned fanaticism of UK  basketball fans.
   Today, I acknowledge a shortcoming in some of my fellow Kentuckians.
   When the temperature drops and the snow starts falling, normally sane drivers turn into braindead zombies right out of "Night of the Living Dead."
   Like the "Trickle Down" effect, this intellectual lack starts at the top.
   When politicians and bureaucrats go on the air and start saying how "ready" they are for the oncoming snow/ice storm, it's not reassuring. It's a warning!
   I had to go to work 2 hours early. Turned on the radio and heard Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville proudly proclaim, "We have brine and salt up to the gills and 68 trucks ready to spread it and keep the roads clear in the Metro."
   I knew all hell was about to break loose in the Demokratik Peeples Republik of Louisvile. I got to work with time to spare and had a final cig and some coffee before earning my wages for the day. The rain was coming down harder and harder.
   At 9:45, my supervisor informed me I had been selected for the "Monthly Random," handed me the taxi voucher and told me the taxi was coming. Okay, no problem. Shut down my machine, grab my coat and wait for the taxi with another selected for the monthly random drug test.
   The maintenance crew was putting down salt on the walk ways as the rain was now rain/sleet. I grab my smokes out of the truck and see ice on it. Taxi comes, and the driver tells us the roads are getting slippery. At least he had a clue, so the transit to/from the Golden Palace was smooth. We saw a couple of people who slid off the road or into each other. No injuries.
   But no trucks. No brine on the roads. Nothing.
   Finish out the day and look forward to going home. The second shift people tell me the roads are slicker than snot on a doorknob, there's about 1/4 to 1/3 inch of ice/slush mix on the roads and the temperature is dropping.
   It should be obvious to even the most ardent Liberal that Mother Nature is telling us to SLOW DOWN. While I freely admit most people shown common sense by slowing down and increasing following distance appropriately, there's always a few who just don't get it, even when the facts are staring them in the face.
   Five minutes after leaving work, I saw my first spin out. A guy thought he could beat the yellow light, hit the gas, spun right through the intersection. He did a beautiful 540 (that's a complete circle plus a 180) before coming to rest. Luckily for him, he didn't hit anyone or anything.
   Traveling down Fern Valley Road, one of the major arteries of the DPRL, the majority of people are driving sanely, but the braindead zombies are coming out in force. They're mostly yuppies in small cars thinking of getting milk and bread while they zip in and out of traffic like a slalom course. Add in a few people in SUVs or 4 wheel drive vehicles thinkng the laws of physics don't apply to them either, and you have potential for vehicular mayhem.

   Some kid got rearended by an SUV. One lane blocked, but it's not my lane, so I cruise past and watch these 20-somethings taking pics on their cell phones of the accident. I wouldn't be surprised to see a "selfie" online before too long.
   Yeah, we're having fun now.
   I hadn't seen any of those 68 vehicles dispensing salt and brine all day long. I just shake my head as I get on I-65 and breathe a sigh of relief for the DPRL (Demokratik Peeples Republik of Louisvile) is in my rear-view mirror.
   I-65 isn't any better. In fact, it just got worse because now its four lanes of potential motorized carnage until you hit the county line and then it narrows to three lanes.
   It's actually 3 slushy lanes and a barely used left lane.
   Again, most people are driving safely and sanely. It was 35-40 MPH at best. But there are a few assholes who believe their vehicles are immune to the laws of physics. Still no sign of those 68 trucks dispensing brine and salt. I am seeing more people who succumbed to temptation, get into the mostly unused left lane and slid off the road.
   Then you have the special breed of licensed retard I call "The King of the Road."
   By and large, I have no problems with truckers. Ninety-nine percent of them are GREAT drivers and handle their rigs with skill, finesse and safety. Most of them are doing about 30-35 for they know (probably BETTER than most people) that it takes far longer for them to stop on snow and ice.
   But  1% of the truck-driving community has watched too many "Smokey and the Bandit" movies and think they own the road.
  Mr. King of the Road blows past me at 65 in the left lane. Guess he's got some quality time planned for a "lot lizard" (slang for a prostitute who works truck stops) and he can't get his deposit back if he's late. A few minutes later, he's just a blur.
   I get to the "choke down" point where four lanes become three lanes as the DPRL becomes a distant memory when I see Mr. King of the Road finally realized that when the tires fail to maintain a grip on the icy surface, he is going to miss his appointment with his lot lizard. He slid right off onto the middle median of grass. I know God (or who/whatever) was looking out for him because he kept the rig from flipping over. Brought it to a nice stop.
   I wish I had a camera, because that would have been the perfect depiction of Karma assraping him with a cactus and announcing to the world he's now King of the Median. I couldn't help myself and laughed while I plodded past.
   All I could do was just drive safely and sanely and keep my distance from the morons that took a 40 minute trip and turn it into a 2.5 hour Drive of the Living Dead.
   

Saturday, November 30, 2013

You REALLY want to call Conservatives "racist?"

   For the past few years a "racist" has evolved from one who despised a person or group based upon race to "anyone who disagrees with Barack Obama's policies."
   Racist no longer has the "sting" or "stigma" it once had, thanks to millions of mind-numbed Obama worshippers who have misused and overused the word "racist."

   NOTE: The method of "address" will go from "commentator" to "speaking to a liberal Obama worshipper."
   These words are NOT MEANT for Conservatives.
   But if you worship Obama, they're for you.

   You call the Republican Party, the Tea Party, and Conservative movements "racists."
   I can define the DEMOCRAT party as far worse.
   First off, there is no DEMOCRAT party. You bastards have taken up the rallying cry of COMMUNISM, though they hide behing the equally odious names of "Progressive" "Socialist" and "DEMOCRAT."
   The Democrat platform is Communist, through and through. Obama calls for a "redistribution of wealth." Marx said goods and services will be distributed "each according to their needs and abilities."
   Which party endorsed Bill Clinton in 1992 and 1996, Al Gore in 2000, John Kerry in 2004 and Barack Hussein Obama in 2008 and 2012? The Communist Party of the USA. Birds of a feather flock together and shit all over everything that is good and decent about America.
   So you choose a foreign ideology that relies upon lies, intimidation and has to be forced upon the people. The ideology DOES NOT WORK and yet you go on believing it is the thing for America. You are a COMMUNIST. That is the "nicest" thing I can say about you. Wear your cutesy Che Guevara shirt with pride when you start your little wet-dream fantasy revolution--the star makes a GREAT aiming point.

   You still want to call us "racists?" Here's something commonly associated with DEMOCRATS.
   PEDOPHILES.
   The Conservative movement is not associated with child molesters. To be fair, pedophiles abound in just about every walk of life. But there is a difference. When one is discovered in the Republican side of politics, we get rid of them. We despise child molesters and have no "tolerance" for them.
   You DEMOCRATS accept them in the name of "showing tolerance" or some such crap. If you "accept them" soooo much, why not let a pedophile DEMOCRAT take your kids camping for the weekend? Why not let them stay overnight with a pedophile? Or how about a quiet pajama party? Bet your tolerance doesn't go that far, does it? Or if it does, what does this say about your "committment" to "the children" you allegedly love?
   Guess which group of pedophiles endorsed your Savior and Messiah, Barack Hussein Obama?
   NAMBLA, the North American Man-Boy Love Association.
   Your Savior and Messiah has been endorsed by child-molesters. Way to go, Democrats. You got some real winners in your corner! (sarcasm)
   But we're the "racists" for pointing that out, right?

   "Useful Idiots" is a term often attributed to Vladimir Lenin, one of the icons of Communism. Useful Idiots are easily led fools who would NEVER support a goal if they truly knew what it was. (Example, John McCain sometimes supports Obama, possibly in the belief Obama wants to do the right thing for America. But in reality, Obama wants to destroy America and all it stands for.)
   Today, "Useful Idiots" are known as "Low-information voters." The "Low Information Voter" is someone who supports DEMOCRATS, but cannot give a serious intellectual reason behind it, such as "economic policy." Politics has to be kept simple for them. If they aren't attracted to the DEMOCRAT party, they won't vote. If they are given too much information, they might realize DEMOCRAT and COMMUNIST are one and the same and join the GOP, Tea Party or Libertarians. "Hope" and "Change" were the big campaign slogans in 2008. "Foward" was the biggie in 2012.
   What does this say about your intellect? It doesn't say much because if you researched the issues and cast a different vote, America would be a much better place to live.
   I've labeled you "COMMUNIST," "PEDOPHILE LOVERS" and "USEFUL IDIOTS" and proven my points.
   But let's get back to "racism."
  Prove our "racism" if you dare. We have Dr. Benjamin Carson, Herman Cain, Allen West, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz. Republicans put African-Americans into Congress in the 1870's.
   You DEMOCRATS had to wait until 1935 to do it.
   History proves me right on this one too.
   Must really suck being a communist, pedophile supporting useful idiot that is so racist its about 60 years behind the Republicans.
   Quod erat demonstratum--the facts speak for themselves, and the facts are on my side.

Friday, November 22, 2013

A few thoughts about JFK

   Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Texas.
   I was 16 months old when JFK was shot. Mom told me I was sleeping when she heard the news on the radio.
   I really don't know "much" about him, but what I do "know" makes me wish all Presidents could be like this.
   Let's start.
   First, he was a badass in his own right. He served on a PT (patrol torpedo) boat. Basically, take a small fast boat, put a couple of machine guns and two torpedoes on it, paint it gray and send it out to fight bigger ships. In the early days of the war, the Imperial Japanese Navy was a highly trained, well-disciplined, "professional" navy that was exceptionally-skilled in night-fighting. It takes BALLS to get in a little boat and patrol in waters pretty much owned by the IJN. Nobody can deny that took courage. Courage is something ALL Presidents need.
   Fast forward to his Presidency.
   He stood up to the Soviet Union. He essentially told them "Get your fucking missiles out of Cuba OR ELSE." There was a trade (US missiles out of Turkey), but he stood up FOR AMERICA and did what he was elected and paid to do.
  America was having some serious financial issues. He words to the effect of, "It's not going to be easy, but we CAN fix the economy!" And he did. His first step was LOWERING TAXES. Lower taxes to him meant more people would spend/invest money in the economy and therefore the economy would grow. It worked.
   He wasn't without his policy flaws. Bay of Pigs could have gone so much better than it did, but he was reluctant to give air support to Cuban rebels (armed and trained by the US) and help them overthrow Castro. While the Bay of Pigs failed, it sent a message that he wasn't taking any crap.
   JFK loved America AND the Constitution. 

   Gotta love a President that owned AUTOMATIC weapons and didn't try to ban, restrict them, etc. JFK understood the Constitution and what it meant!
   JFK was a dreamer who believed in American exceptionalism.
   He made a speech to Congress asking to fund NASA and a manned flight to the Moon. Previous Presidents had gotten us into orbit, but it was JFK who decided it was time America took the lead. His vision ultimately shown the world AMERICA could do whatever it set its mind to do. He got the funding and America went to work and achieved the goal of putting men on the Moon before 1970. He didn't say "the world" or "a coalition" or "The UN" like politicians today would do. He said "AMERICA" and he meant it!
   JFK made lots of quotes, but his best one (to me) is prophetic because he believed in free speech, justice, etc.


   All in all, most people feel "positive" about JFK because he epitomized what was GOOD about America. Tough, caring AND obeying the Constitution.
   Future Presidents should use JFK as a role model on how to LEAD America. They could do a lot worse.
   

   

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Keep it up, Democrats.

   Today, the Senate decided to change centuries of the way it "did business" when it comes to judicial nominations.
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) changed the rules. In the past, 60 votes were needed to confirm a judge or appointee. Now it's 51 votes.
   The procedure was changed simply to prevent fillibusters, which are used to prevent less-than-ideal candidates from taking the power.
   Fortunately, this is only for appointees and judges. It does not impact the way the laws are passed---FOR NOW.
   I have no doubt that the first chance Reid gets, he will "go nuclear" once again. Given Il Douche's love of gun laws, he might drop the 60 vote requirement to 51 (using the nuclear option) and try to ramrod another gun law through.
   Keep it up, Democrats.
   You're only making the voters and gun owners madder and 2014 is coming.
   

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

April Dawn: Similarities and a couple of questions

   I was surfing around Netflix on Sunday and I came across a 1980's era "made for TV" "Coming of age" movie named "April Dawn."
   The movie is set in April, 1775.
   It starts with a roadblock and a local patriot named Solomon has his horse and wagon searched by British troops. They find, powder, shot and a musket. Solomon catches a beatdown and the British confiscate the horse, wagon and everything in it.
  Cue in Tommy Lee Jones, a standard hardass father trying to raise his 15 year old son to be a man. Cue in youngish kid actor trying to be a man and woo his romantic interest.
  Jones' character is a member of the local militia who does not wish to fight, but will if needed. When the militia musters after Revere's ride, the son stands in line though he's only 15. Jones' character allows the son to join and muster in.
  Cue in the scene of 70 odd patriots standing with muskets in the green, facing the best army in the world at that time.
  Solomon (hiding behind a low stone wall) fires the shot heard around the world.
  Enough about the movie. It's good. Watch it. You won't be disappointed.
  The roadblock thing...sound familiar? Today they call it a "DUI checkpoint" or "unscheduled safety inspection" or whatever the hell they want. Question: Where is the probable cause? (guess THEY say being on the road is cause enough.)
   A recurrent theme in the movie up until the fighting started sums up like, "I do not want to kill my fellow man, but I want to stop the tyranny."
   I see a similar attitude throughout the various pages, chatrooms and websites.
   The question: Are people saying this because they're afraid of being arrested, or are they saying it because they are sincere to make bloodshed the final option?

My thoughts on Obamacare--and MY SOLUTION would be BETTER!

   Yes, I'm going to comment on the Obamacare thingy once again.
   Thirty-six times Obama said, "If you like your doctor (or healthcare plan), you can keep it. Period."
   Before The Great Obamacare Rollout, Obamacare was synonymous with Il Douche and His Wonderful Vision of Screwing Transforming America.
   (note: the term "Obamacare" is used when the system looks good so as to make Il Douche look better)
   Officially, there were "glitches." Let's get something straight here. A "Glitch" is a minor issue, such as when you click on your gender, the opposite gender shows up. A "Glitch" is something annoying and can be fixed relatively quickly. What we have is nothing less than a full-blown, all out circle-jerk without the pivot man.
   It took the Democrats a year to pass the Affordable Care Act, (note: when things look BAD, Democrats and their lapdog media types use "Affordable Care Act" to distance Our Holy Il Douche Messiah from this epic failure),then another three to get it into place and when it was launched, the website didn't even make it three hours on the internet before crashing from its defects. 
   In comparison, the sinking of the Titanic was a brilliantly conceived, well-planned, coordinated event.
   It  took three years to build the Titanic. The Titanic sailed for 3 days without a problem before hitting the iceberg.

   Il Douche says the "Affordable Care Act" is a good plan and will be popular with Americans. 
   According to HHS Secretary Sebelius, only 106,000 people were able to sign up for ANY healthcare.
   In contrast, 2,000,000 people have chlamydia, which makes it more popular than Obamacare. (and hopefully, a lot more fun to get!)
   Now that I've vented my spleen, time to show the world how (triumphant fanfare) THE NAKED CONSERVATIVE (end triumphant fanfare) would provide healthcare cheaper, better AND without interfering with personal privacy, patient confidentiality, etc. if I were President.
   First would be to get back the money wasted on the healthcare.gov website, the call centers, etc. I'd get back EVERY SINGLE PENNY. Plus penalties. I won't pay for lousy service. I demand refunds for defective workmanship or materials.
   Take that money (up to 638 million dollars) and bank it.
   Divide that money by 317 million CITIZENS.
   That comes out to 1.9 million and change per person.
   Issue each CITIZEN a "medical FLEX card" that can be used ONLY to buy insurance, pay for glasses, braces, dental, and deductible. The only "non medical" bill permitted would be a funeral (cremation or basic casket, your choice. If you want frills, you can pay for them yourself). Citizens would get a hell of a lot better coverage than from Obamacare. They could choose the plan that suits them best, or just use the FLEX card and pay direct.
   Obviously, my solution is "rough" and would need work, but I think it makes a hell of a lot more sense than Obamacare does.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Why I WON'Tuse the P-word and Il'Douche's name together.

   Regular readers of The Naked Conservative will note I am no fan of Barack Hussein Obama. One of my favorite names for him is "Il Douche," a play on the Italian phrase of "Il Duce" used in conjunction with Benito Mussolini.



   Note the upturned nose, the arrogant sneer, the haughty disposition.

   Again, note the haughtiness, the arrogant sneer of someone who clearly thinks he's "better" than everyone else. Like father, like "son."



  Blend the two together, you get about the same leadership capabilities and arrogance. "Duce" means LEADER.
  A douche refers to a feminine hygiene product or a slimeball human being. If there's a name to describe Barack Obama, "Il Douche" is it.
   Many ask "What is the P-word?"
   President.
   Being Presidential means more than having a majority vote on your side. Being Presidential means you are percieved as being reasonably intelligent, mentally and morally strong, patriotic and exhibit suitable leadership qualities.
   Bill Clinton was a better President because he at least got budgets passed ON TIME. For right or wrong, Clinton did actually WORK WITH Congress to push his agenda. While I do not believe Clinton was a "great" President, he did a far better job than Obama did because he could find common ground with Republicans.
   Clinton had a better "scandal" record. I need a second computer to keep up with Il Douche's scandals.

   Obama (aka Il Douche) believes he is Emperor, King, Dictator, whatever. He thinks the sun rises because he wills it, and all is well. He clearly believes we humble slaves should just fall to our knees and kiss his ass by the numbers until he becomes the "Maximum Leader for Life" or some such dictatorial BS title.
   When Il Douche's quest for gun control was solidly rebuffed by the Senate, he abused his Executive Order powers to inflict as much harm on the Second Amendment as practical.
   When the government shut down, Il Douche didn't try working with the House and Senate. From his "oratorial mouth" came invective designed to anger the masses. Words like "terrorist" and "subversive" filled the airwaves. Il Douche didn't do "what he could" to minimalize the damage.
   Il Douche acted like a petty tyrant. He blocked off the WW2 Memorial and others "to make the shutdown as painful as possible."
   This is not the action of a PRESIDENT.
   That is why I will NEVER use the honorific of "President" in reference to the current inhabitant of the White House.
  He hasn't done anything to prove he's worthy of being called "Mister President."
   

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Union Stupidity Knows No Bounds

   In the aftermath of the LAX shooting, the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) has proposed arming TSA agents. To quote Politico, "Union leaders say the enhanced status would help protect an unfairly demonized workforce."
   UNFAIRLY DEMONIZED WORKFORCE? Who the hell are these unionized clowns kidding?
   TSA started off with a blaze of glory. They were going to prevent future 9-11 attacks by tightening up security. Oh yeah, they were going to be that thin line between the good citizens and terrorists. They were going to prevent mayhem at 30,000 feet.
   What they became is different from their public image.
   First off, they are poorly screened. Convicted criminals, including PEDOPHILES have been hired. Here's a pic of their favorite book:

Over 400 TSA agents have been fired for THEFT.
    One notable sexual harassment incident had a "nicely built" lady going through the scanners SEVERAL times while TSA agents commented on how hot she looked. If I was her boyfriend or husband, there would be some TSA agents missing teeth--at least.
   TSA was supposed to provide TRANSPORTATION security, primarily at airports. They've expanded their "scope" to bus stops, train stations, SHOPPING MALLS, public events and even a high school prom. I'm still trying to figure out how the hell a shopping mall, a high school prom and the Democrat National Convention qualifies as TRANSPORTATION.
   The TSA has "Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response teams" that go to bus stops and train stations to "augment security." These jerkoffs call it VIPER, as if it were a deadly snake, but in reality, they couldn't find a whore in a brothel, much less do anything meaningful with her.
   They did so well screening AMTRAK forbid them on Amtrak property. What does that say about TSA's "competency?"
  Another incident I read about had me at the boiling point and only reinforced my belief TSA is completely inept.
   Plane of troops returning from Iraq. The troops were screened in Iraq before getting ON the plane. They were to stop at Indianapolis long enough to drop some National Guard troops off and continue on. The other troops would remain on the plane.
   The troops were pulled from the plane, RESCREENED (mind you, these guys had WEAPONS), for "contraband" such as fingernail clippers, then put back on the plane. When asked why they didn't say anything about the WEAPONS the soldiers had with them, the TSA said "Weapons aren't any good without ammo."
   Hey, TSA dumbasses, let me enlighten you to the concepts of "Buttstroke to the head" (a good hit with an M16 butt CAN cave a skull in), "vertical buttstroke to the head" (break a jaw), "buttstroke to the groin" (you'll sound like Michael Jackson afterwards) and the "smash" (when the buttstroke is driven smack into the face, breaking jaws, teeth, etc.).
   I didn't create their reputation--THEY did all on their own.
   It's been reported (I can't remember the sources) that the LAX shooter had a grudge against the TSA. Oh, gee whiz. I can't possibly imagine why ANYONE would think poorly of an agency routinely compared to the Gestapo.
   Does the AFGE truly believe its a good idea to give these bozos guns and law enforcement status or is it another way to get more government stormtroopers guns in anticipation of the Second American Revolution?

Monday, November 4, 2013

Unintended Consequences and Revolution

   Years ago, John Ross' novel Unintended Consequences shocked the BATFE so bad they allegedly went to bookstores and told the owners "Don't sell this book--OR ELSE." Shotgun News put out a $10,000 reward for video proof of this happening. Shortly after the reward was posted, the harassment stopped...for a time.
   At first I thought the reward was a way to boost sales.
   After publishing the book, Mr. Ross went through a divorce. BATFE agents approached his soon to be EX wife and started questioning her about his friends in the Second Amendment community.
   Things that make you go "HMMMMMMMMM."
   Why would the BATFE do such things?
   Because John Ross wrote a historically accurate novel chronicling the "Saga of the American Gunowner" from the days when owning a gun was like owning a horse. Everyone had one. When marksmanship was an honored sport and nobody looked askance at gun owners.
   Contrast that to today when nibbling a pop-tart into a gun shaped pastry will get a kid suspended from school.
   But that's not WHY the BATFE was harassing bookstore owners.
   The protagonist is Henry Bowman, a geologist with a passion for guns. While house-sitting for a friend, the BATFE decides to raid. Bowman kills most of the agents and interrogates two others to learn the raiders intended to plant evidence on his friend.
   Henry goes to war with the help of a few friends. They go right for the heart of the matter--killing anti-gun politicians in embarassing ways. Inspired by these few, others take up arms and the war spreads beyond killing BATFE agents and statist politicians. Bureaucrats are also on the kill-list.
   THAT is what the BATFE is afraid of. Someone might decide to use this plan and thin out the herd some.
   There's LOTS of talk of rebellion and revolution online. Undoubtedly, the government would love to see patriots go toe to toe with the assembled forces of the DHS and some units of the military that might (emphasis on MIGHT) be convinced to fire upon Americans.
  In reality, the war will be fought quietly and in such a way to deny the government their wishes. This book shows in a fictional way how to go about it.
 
 
 
 

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A few thoughts about TSHTF bags and plans

   I saw this article on FB, and reposted it because it does contain some VERY helpful hints.Things you should carry in your car
   While the article is clearly written for "normal" times when you have a reasonable expecation of help from decent people and/or official help, what happens when the shit REALLY hits the fan when you're on the road or away from home?
   You need a SHTF bag.
   It should be as light as possible and tailored for your "worst case scenario."
   How to determine the"worst case scenario."
   That's easy. You are at the furthest point from your home during a normal day and all that it entails when the SHTF.
   The "reason" is immaterial. It could be an earthquake, tornado, civil unrest, martial law, etc. The point is to get away from that situation and home.
   To show you where "I'm coming from," I'll share my "worst case scenario."
   I work in Louisville, KY, 42.5 miles away from home. When the SHTF, I have to get out of the city and make my way home any way I can.
   To make this task easier, I have a SHTF bag, ready for instant use. Just grab and GO.
   Before you start building that wonderful SHTF kit, sit down and plan how to get home. Then THINK about how far you are willing to go to ensure your survival. The mindset you have is what will get you to safety or get you killed and all the gee-whiz toys in your SHTF bag won't save you.
   What I expect:
   I won't be the only one wanting to leave town. I work close to major roads, and while I plan on being able to get to the roads before the inner city folks stream out of town, I AM NOT COUNTING ON IT. I expect thousands of panicked, unprepared people to jam the roads trying to go anywhere but where they were. If I manage to get to a road, I expect some yuppie dipshit in a blinged-out Prius will cause a semi to flip over, jam the road and I'm stuck x-number of miles from home. Thus the SHTF bag comes in handy.
   Planning your SHTF bag:
   Consider YOUR intellectual and physical abilities. By "intellectual" I mean, "Do you have any survival training or skills?" I do not consider "camping" a skill. Most campers (myself included) take everything except the kitchen sink when they go. Survival training and skills reduces the weight of the SHTF bag and increases your survivability.
   By "physical," I mean, "Can you carry your SHTF bag and weapon two miles before you need to rest?" Weight is THE big factor. The heavier and bulkier it is, the less distance you can go.
   A dark-colored book bag will do just nicely as long as you do not overload it. Make sure the shoulder straps can handle what you put in.
   WHAT TO PACK:
   The SHTF bag should contain suitable food, medicine, shelter, clothing and other items needed to make the trip home easier.
   Food: MREs (Meals, Ready to Eat) ARE available in various forms. These lightweight meals contain sufficient calories to keep a person alive. They are easily stored and take up very little space. I have 4 MREs in my TSHTF bag.
   Medicine/Health: You will need a first aid kit. A GOOD one. If you cannot treat a gunshot wound with one, it's not good enough. Go to a surplus store and buy one inside a little green plastic box. It has several bandages suitable for gunshot wounds, sunburn, normal cuts, etc., inside. It's handy and reasonably waterproof.
   If you have a medical condition needing "maintenance" medicines, inevitably, you miss doses and wind up with extras in your medicine cabinet at home. Stick them in your SHTF bag so you will get that next dose on time.
   If you wear glasses, get a second pair in case something happens to the first.
   Get the strongest painkillers you can get. Over the counter pills are good for the little shit, but you need something SERIOUS, just in case. IF you have medications, keep the medications in the prescription bottle, just in case you run into some asshole cop with a drug dog before TSHTF. You cannot be charged for possession if you have a LEGAL prescription in the properly-marked container. If you can get it, "Torodol" is a non-narcotic pain killer that stimulates the body's ability to fight pain on its own. It's a SHORT TERM solution for INTERMEDIATE pain (it kills pain for kidney stones easily). You don't get drowsy or buzzed. Again, keep it in the PRESCRIPTION bottle so you don't get charged with some crime before.
   Antibiotics are vital in wound management. Again, get legal prescription for a suitable antibiotic and keep it in the bottle.
   Shelter: While you're at the surplus store, buy TWO ponchos. One to use as a tent, one to use as rain gear. You should buy at least 50 feet of "parachute cord" (green is the best color for camoflage) for setting up your shelter.
  Clothing: The weather is NOT your friend. In winter, hypothermia will kill you. In summer, dehydration will kill you. Take your choice. Have a long-sleeved shirt, long-sleeved sweatshirt or wool sweater (wool can still keep you warm even when soaking wet) in your pack. You need at least 1 pair of socks. You will need two hats. One knit cap for cold weather, a dark colored baseball cap or "boonie" hat for summer/rainy weather. You will need (especially women) a second pair of good shoes. Three-inch stiletto heels won't cut it.
   Water: Anything drinkable and purified beats nothing. Even if all you can do is break open a vending machine and load up with sodas, that's better than nothing. Use canned/bottled liquids when you cannot use this: Lifestraw Water Filter
   Like the name implies, just go to your nearest stream, put one straw in and suck away. If you have a gallon jug, just fill it with water and ALWAYS USE THE STRAW. There is a version that simply pumps stream water into a canteen.
   Fire: Buy a Bic lighter. Thousands of lights in a neat little package. It takes practice and patience to use a magnesium firestarter, fire piston, fire trough, whatever. A Bic lighter will do just nicely.
  Map: Your "normal" route home will most likely be impossible due to traffic jams, human congestion, etc. Your travel needs will determine if you even need a map. If your plan is simply "get across town and lock my doors," you probably know the roads well enough to make that happen. If you're like me and have to drive long distance between towns, a road map won't do.
   You need an ACCURATE topographical map that shows the terrain as well as roads. The "topo map" also shows animal trails, streams, creeks, swamps, wetlands, and locations of buildings. Just as importantly, you need to know how to READ the topo map to get the most out of it, otherwise those brown squiggly lines won't mean a damn thing to you. Those little lines will show you the easiest terrain to cross.
   I anticipate being stuck in a monster traffic jam with no help coming to clear it up. Depending on the situation, leaving my car could become my best option. While I know the way home by my primary route, what if a bridge is gone? What if there's troops patrolling the roads, looking for looters? What if there's equally desperate people who aren't as well prepared as I am, blindly following the roads and willing to rob/kill those who are prepared?
   My solution: cross country. Distance myself from people needing help and or seeking to take what I have.
   Helpful items: I carry a few things to make my trek easier. Basic rule: If you don't NEED it or anticipate a serious need, don't pack it.
   1: My old government issue "Laundry bag" to help carry goods I might pick up along the way (remember the vending machine).
  2: 1 quart canteen.
  3. Poncho LINER. This is a nylon blanket. You tie it to one of your ponchos and you have a reasonably warm blanket that is lightweight.
   My SHTF bag contains a folding knife with a whetstone. A vital tool AND a weapon.
   I also carry my "saperka" entrenching tool.

   It is lightweight, can be used for digging and chopping. With practice, it can be used as a chopping, slashing and throwing weapon. Good for finishing off wounded game or silently killing some asshole who thinks I'm going to provide him a survival kit.
   Load the bag up, put in your trunk or behind the seat of your truck. COVER the bag with cloth so the bag does not attract attention or get sun-damaged.
   Now to complete the SHTF requirement.

   Firearms: If you can, keep a rifle/carbine in your car. You should buy the best you can get. While all the well-published experts recommend you carry an M4 carbine with the latest high-tech Most Righteous Holo-WonderSight, the Ultimate Atomic Death Ammunition, most of us don't have the money. We make do with what we have.
   Buy the highest quality, compact weapon you can afford AND SHOOT WELL. In an ideal world, I'd have an M4. I can't even afford a "Draco" (chopped down AK47 without the stock) pistol.
   There are many viable alternatives such as the old Winchester 30-30 lever action. Don't discount old surplus guns. The M44 Moisin-Nagant rifle is a neat little package firing one hell of a powerful round. It also has a folding spike bayonet which can come in VERY handy. As a last resort, I can use it as a baseball bat.
   While the holosights and such work, they may fail. Stick with iron sights. They're VERY hard to damage and very reliable. You don't need pinpoint accuracy.
   I recommend 50 rounds in appropriate stripper clips, magazines, or speed loaders.
   If a rifle/carbine is out of the question, I recommend a .357 revolver in stainless steel as it will need less maintenance and .357 revolvers can shoot .38 Special. If your trip home takes longer than expected, the .357 can bring home the game.
   Three helpful tips on firearms usage:
   1. Stay out of sight as much as possible. There will be people who might see you as a "protector" and expect you to protect them. Some may see your weapon and do whatever it takes to get it from you.
   2. The weapon is for YOUR survival, not anyone else's. Remember, you can carry only so much ammo. Don't play Good Samaritan. If you see a crime being committed, do not try to save the day. IF you survive that, you will probably wind up with extra mouths to feed and people who will slow you down. You will DEFINITELY have less ammo. You are not out to save the world, you are out to save yourself.
3: You MUST shoot to kill. I cannot emphasize this enough. As a society, we are "conditioned" to use the least amount of force to resolve a situation. When society breaks down, there are no rules. You do not have the luxury of a warning shot. Shooting to wound is not an option.A dead enemy is no threat. A wounded enemy could get away and bring his buddies with him.
   SUMMARY: Prior Planning prevents piss-poor performance. When the shit hits the fan, only you can save your own life. The SHTF bag is only an aid to survival, not a guarantee of survival. Practice using those items. Check on those items every so often to ensure medicines don't go out of date.
   Good luck!
   
   
   

Friday, October 25, 2013

NSA-Gate, 9-11 and Winston Churchill's bust

   Another "revelation" by Edward Snowden revealed that (gasp) America is spying on its allies! Heaven forbid! We got to stop this before it gets out of hand!
   Not so fast.
   I'll provide an example of why keeping an eye on our allies is ALWAYS a good idea.
  
   After 9-11, NATO declared Al-Qaida a threat and authorized military action against them. The underlying principle of NATO is "an attack against one is an attack against all."
   Like other NATO members, Spain sent troops to Afghanistan to wipe out Al Qaida. This came to a screeching halt after a series of bloody bombings against Spanish civilians. Shocked by the carnage, the Spaniards pulled out and there have been no bombings since.
   Think of how that "pullout" occurred. Step One: Notify NATO they are withdrawing. Step Two: Stop offensive operations. Step Three: Pack up. Step Four: Go home.
   While Spain "gave notice" of its withdrawal, imagine what could have happened if Spain DID NOT give notice and we did not know of their withdrawal in advance. There would have been areas where the enemy could build strength and seek safe haven. It could have been bloody.
      
   When Il Douche took office, one of his first acts was to remove a bust of Winston Churchill, one of the most respected leaders in world history. The bust was a gift from the United Kingdom and had sat in the Oval Office for years as a quiet reminder that the UK/Great Britain was a staunch ally.
   When I heard this, I thought the Worthless Narcissist in Chief did not want to be reminded that no matter what he had done or would do with his pathetic excuse of a life, his carefully-crafted "rockstar messiah" image could NEVER be 1/10th as awesome as Churchill's.
   Consider Winston Churchill for a moment. Yes, he was a great leader. He also had his failures. His biggest happened during his tenure as "First Lord of the Admiralty" from 1911 to 1915.
   He proposed the Gallipoli operation, an utter fiasco. The eight-month campaign resulted in 252,000 Allied casualties and did nothing to hasten victory in World War One. After that, he was "out in the wilderness" politically and did not do much until he replaced the World's Second Greatest Ass-kisser and Spineless Wimp, Neville Chamberlain, as Prime Minister.
   Fast forward to "now" and the missing bust of Winston Churchill.
   There is another message in the the bust, a message Barack Hussein Obama is too stupid to understand.
   Our allies are sovereign nations. These nations are led by human beings, who are capable of great things and great stupidity. While our allies are allies, THEY place their interests above ours, just as we place our interests above theirs.
   And it is in our NATIONAL SECURITY INTERESTS to know what they're going to do before they do it.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Silence of the Media

   Today, several thousand veterans paid a visit to the World War Two Memorial. The first thing they did was tear down the "Barrycades" and made sure the Park Police did not put the Barrycades back or run people out.
   They admired their handiwork and greeted WW2 veterans visiting their memorial. Sarah Palin,Ted Cruz and Mike Lee were there, showing solidarity with the veterans. They gave well-received speeches.
   Meanwhile, the media called it a "Tea Party" rally, their tone indicating the rally consisted of "misfits" "freaks" and "extremists."
   (Pay no attention, citizen, move along. Next up, Miley Cyrus licks herself again!)
   Then the veterans took the Barrycades to the White House. One Wounded Warrior put a Barrycade on his Segueway!
   That rates a 11.0 on the "HOOAH" scale! WELL DONE!

   One point five miles later, the Barrycades were stacked in a pile in front of the White House. Riot police came in and formed a little cutesy line:

   Let's make one thing abundantly clear. These riot police DID NOT STOP the veterans from going any further. They were badly outnumbered, surrounded and had they started any crap, they would have learned those cutesy collapsible riot batons can fit into a certain orifice.
   No doubt the media will pat them on the back for "standing tall," but the truth is that had the veterans did not want to fight today. Had they chosen to knock down the fence and take the White House, nothing could have stopped them.
   NOTHING.
   The veterans WERE NOT INTIMIDATED by the likes of these guys. Let's be honest: MANY of these veterans went toe to toe with REAL badasses. They survived far worse than a cop with a badge, Glock a riot baton and an attitude problem can dish out. The vets could have "swarmed" (five or so people on one--common police arrest technique) the riot cops, disarmed them, shoved those cutesy nightsticks in a certain orifice and kept going.
   But you won't hear THAT from the media either.
   The veterans gathered in front of the White House, completely unarmed. Let me synopsize the situation.
   The veterans were:
   UNARMED. 
   ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE FENCE.
   Facing police with riot batons. Snipers on the WH roof. Secret Service agents ready to fire.
   Inside, IL Douche probably had this conversation with Bush 43...

   A few minutes later:

   Il Douche, The Bravest Rockstar Holy Messiah Savior Awesomenest Mommy-Daddy figure, RAN from unarmed vets on the wrong side of the fence.
   You won't hear THAT from the media.
   I will be surprised to hear ANYTHING about WHY Obama ran (excuse me, began an unscheduled family outing) from UNARMED citizens.
   Today proved three things in such a clear fashion nobody, not even those mush-brained Democrat cheerleaders at MSNBC can deny.
   1: The veterans were VERY restrained. Remember the vast majority were trained to KILL before they received their MOS (Military Occupational Specialty--job) training.
   2: Obama never had the trust or respect of the veterans. The shutdown only cemented that mistrust. With his shutdown, he guaranteed the veteran's block of voters will never vote Democrat ever again.
   3: Obama ran from UNARMED vets. This shows a lack of trust in his own security and police. It also shows something more.
   Several thousand CITIZENS stood up to tyranny and ran Obama out of "HIS HOME." Never forget that. When push came to shove, UNARMED VETERANS chased Barack Hussein Obama, the "Leader of the Free World" and "Most Powerful Man on Earth" OUT OF WASHINGTON.
   That's a FIRST in HISTORY.
   Anyone who has Secret Service protection, living in the most heavily-guarded AND FORTIFIED residence in America who runs from an UNARMED CROWD has no spiritual, intellectual, moral or physical courage.
   The media cannot praise Obama, so all you will hear is their silence.