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Here it comes…

Obama will soon double quadruple down on his failing socialist agenda. (Failing being a very relative term in this case.)

The talking heads on the left (read: Progressive/Marxist) are busy trying to paint themselves as centrist and objective while whining that their president has abandoned them. Or something. All to get the liberal base all wee-wee’d up to clamor for more spending and taxing and speeches about spending and taxing, which is what they do so well.

Our mighty mighty Photoshopâ„¢ friend Curmudgeon, over at Political Clown Parade has outdone their-self with a creepy Obama devil/alien/socialist/loser pic in answer to answer one Peggy Noonan quip.

Smitty takes time from tending his handsome newborn son to pen a few notes on the issue.

Dan Collins over at The Conservatory posted a reply to Mzzz. Noonan as well.

And Newsbusters’ Brent Baker catches three talking points being floated around the talk shows today.

What does it mean?

Classic democrat play book. The talking heads will pretend to be surprised that Obama has “moved too far to the right” when he has done no such thing; all the while painting the only adults in the room (read: TEA Party Conservatives and Libertarians) as the ones who are out of their minds for *gasp* addressing the true problems of over-spending and a government that is growing too big too fast which, in case you haven’t noticed, is the REAL crisis.

The Democrats/Progressives/Commies and RINO’s are deathly afraid that we will take away their credit cards, as well they should be because that would decrease their ability to buy more votes with your hard earned cash. So keep on fighting, calling your congress-critters and faxing the faxes because it ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings. The problem is, they would want you to believe that you’ve gained a little ground when you’ve actually been backed into another corner.

Don’t fall for it.

To quote a good friend of mine: WOLVERINES!

UPDATE: Joy McCann also posted on this yesterday at The Conservatory. Thanks for the heads-up, LMA!

A few days ago, I posted a video of CEO Steve Wynn railing on the Obama administration for their socialist, anti-capitalist policies. One commenter expressed his disappointment that Mr. Wynn didn’t give any examples of how Obama’s policies are contributing to and causing the continued economic decline.

Lucky for us, iainswife, who blogs over at Shout First, Ask Questions Later and is a contributor to the fabulous Potluck blog points us to a great article in the American Spectator that provides many facts to back up Mr. Wynn’s conference call assessment of President Obama’s socialist policies.

As to what I described in the comment thread as “uncertainty,” my good friend The CL from The Classic Liberal helpfully pointed me to Robert Higgs, who, in 1997 wrote a paper coining the term “Regime Uncertainty” to describe how the socialist policies of the New Deal had a chilling effect on the recovery from the Great Depression. Those similar policies, now employed and expanded by Obama, are having the same predictably disastrous effect today.

Hopefully these links will get you on the path to understanding the effects of an over-expanding federal government, the  incremental destruction of property rights that go along with larger government, the intended transformation of our capitalist economic system to a socialist one and ultimately, an understanding of the loss of liberty for the whole of any nation that implements socialistic policies and programs.

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

C. S. Lewis, God in the Dock, p. 292.

Our Constitution was not instituted to save us from ourselves. Our Constitution was written, mainly, to protect us from our government. It’s time we remembered that and elect people who understand it as well. The alternative is not one worth savoring.

The Anti-Jihad movement is growing.

From Zilla of the Resistance:

CALLING ALL LOVERS OF FREEDOM AND GOODNESS!!!

Operation United Front

I’m with you, Zilla. As Ben Franklin said at the signing of the Declaration of Independence,

We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.

Now, folks, here are a few more Anti-Jihadists for your educational endeavors.

Michelle Malkin:

Another jihadist plot against American soldiers on American soil

The Other McCain:

Pamela Geller Vindicated, Again, While the LGF Auto-Beclownment Continues

Gateway Pundit:

US SOLDIER ARRESTED For Plotting Attack on Ft. Hood – Explosives Found in Vehicle

Muhammad Cartoon Comes To Life… Suicide Bomber Hides Bomb In Turban

Jihad Watch:

Muslim soldier arrested in new jihad plot against Fort Hood

BlackFive:

Soldiers Arrested Planning Attack

Woman, Honor Thyself:

The U.K. is Musslim

Pat Dollard:

NY Times: Tea Party = Hezbollah

Jawa Report:

Fort Hood Suspect Hearts Bradley Manning (And Has Some Supporters)

Maggie’s Notebook:

New Ft. Hood Plot? Nasser Jason Abdo Arrested – Two More Suspects Near Ft. Hood: Abdo Confessed

The Camp of the Saints:

Dhimmitude From A Dhimmitard

Atlas Shrugs:

Fort Hood Jihad II: Muslim Servicemen Arrested in Alleged Attack on Fort Hood, Captured with possession of large quantities of ammunition, weapons and the explosive makings of a bomb

American Power:

Anderson Cooper’s CNN Hit Piece Smears Geller/Spencer Counter Jihad

The Dailey Gator:

AWOL Muslim Soldier Arrested For Plotting Attack On Ft. Hood

That Mr. G Guy:

The Left Likes Them Some Mass Murderers

And in closing, a little humor from Moonbattery:

European Beach of the Future

I appreciate and admire gun-toting patriots who are proud to be American and are willing to educate the great unwashed as to exactly what that means. Bubba fits that description as well as anyone I can think of.

Here’s his speech on the Second Amendment. I’m posting it here because it doesn’t have enough views, yet. When you’re done with the video (be sure to watch ’til the end), please pay a visit to What Bubba Knows and let him know you appreciate his brand of unflinching patriotism too.

That is all.

 

The Obama administration’s policies are killing job creation by scaring the job creators. [On purpose ~ ‘bot]

From The Blaze:

Publicly-traded companies hold quarterly conference calls where investors are given updates on the state of the company and often hear about positive plans for the future.

Just yesterday, Wynn Resorts (WYNN) CEO Steve Wynn was speaking on a company conference call when he unleashed on President Obama, ranting about what Wynn sees as anti-business, socialist policies that are frightening companies as well as customers:

Steve Wynn:

“…I’m saying it bluntly. That this administration is the greatest wet blanket to business and progress and job creation in my lifetime. And I can prove it. And I could spend the next three hours giving you examples of all of us in this marketplace that are frightened to death about all the new regulations, our healthcare costs escalate, regulations coming from left and right uh, a president that seems, you know, that keep using the word redistribution…

 

…those of us who have business opportunities and the capital to do it are going to sit in fear of the president [snip] …the guy keeps making speeches about redistribution and maybe we aught to do something to businesses that don’t invest, they’re holding too much money. You know we haven’t heard that kind of talk except from pure socialists.

Everybody’s afraid of the government. There’s no need soft peddling it. It’s the truth. It. Is. The. Truth. …

You’ll want to hear the whole thing:

More audio at The Blaze.

UPDATE: Professor William Jacobson comments at Legal Insurrection.

UPDATE II: Bob Belvedere gets all lathered up and offers Mr. Wynn a bit of advice and us a few more links.
Memeorandom has thread as well.

Our president thinks he’s a hypnotist, and why wouldn’t he? He obviously put half the population under some kind of spell to convince them to vote for him. How else was he able to get all those folks to cast aside the glaringly obvious truth of his hatred for America and stated desire to change it into a communistic style of government?

Every other word he utters is a contradiction of the one before or a set-up for the lie to come after. Who in their right mind can listen to absolutely preposterous, convoluted notions like “job-killing tax cuts” and come away with the assurance that the man has our best interest at heart? Those are the words spoken by a person who knows he is doing wrong and will boldly beat you over the head with the fact that he’s doing it. He thinks he’s the guy that can sell igloos to Eskimos or the Brooklyn Bridge to a New Yorker.

He also wants US to believe that 80% of us want to pay more taxes but we aren’t buying, Mister President. A growing majority of US knows you for the charlatan you are.

Barack Hussein Obama is the epitome of everything the Democratic Party and the Progressive/Communist/Socialist elite have been striving for since Woodrow Wilson occupied the office Obama continues to disgrace. Compare Marxist ideology to the modern Democrat Party ideals and you will find similarities too numerous to ignore.

Barack Hussein Obama is not your typical tax and spend democrat either. He’s much, much worse on an exponential scale. He’s a T & S D on steroids with nefarious ulterior motives who has the cooperation of a compliant media and a plethora of crony politicians eager to give him more power.

I’ve said before, and I think it becomes more apparent every day, Barack Hussein Obama is committing treason against the USA by using American social programs against the very economic engine that made those programs possible in the first place; all in order to overwhelm the system with ever increasing demands and thereby collapsing the economy and ushering in a new type of government. This method was conceived by Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven and is known as the Cloward-Piven Strategy. Its stated goal is to achieve political and social change through orchestrated crisis. It is out and out economic warfare and is especially dangerous when combined with the Communist/Socialist agenda exposed by Iowa Rep. Curtis Bowers. It is an evil that strikes directly at the heart of natural law, liberty and America as envisioned by our founding fathers and must be passionately opposed wherever it is discovered.

For Liberty, ‘bot.

Thanks to Curmudgeon of Political Clown Parade for the outstanding Photoshop™.

They are away from home risking everything for America and the world:

Yuma Marines celebrate Independence Day in Afghanistan

7/5/2011  By Pfc. Sean Dennison  , 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Fwd) 

  KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan  — US Marines with Marine Attack Squadron 513, deployed from Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Airz., celebrated Independence Day at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, July 4Events at the Afghanistan airfield included an oath reaffirmation ceremony headed by Gen. David Petraeus, U.S. Forces Afghanistan and NATO International Security Assistance Force commander, while the Marine attack squadron held its own barbeque at the squadron’s hangar.

“America can never thank you enough,” said Petraeus. “I think it’s important to note that unlike the soldiers of my generation, each of you joined knowing there was a possibility you’d be facing hostile combat activity.”

“Being in Afghanistan on the birthday of our nation is one of the most rewarding moments of my life,” said Sgt. James Vickrey, Marine Attack Squadron 513’s career planner. “While it is not easy to be away from my loved ones on this day, I know that in some small part that what I am doing on this is making this world a better place to live.”

Connect with 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) throughout the deployment. Stay up to date with the latest 2nd MAW (Fwd.) news, photos and videos at http://www.facebook.com/2ndmawfwd.

The Army Team is in the lead. We need to work harder if we are going to catch up and pass them!

Please consider a donation to Project Valour IT Marine Team to ease the burden of those wounded in service to our country.

Thank You.

Been a while since I had time to take a snapshot of the olde blog-o-sphere so, here goes…

Soldiers’ Angels Valour IT is still on. Check out Howling at the Moon for an update. Then donate to the Marine Team, you Jackwagons!!

Belvedere and Shamus share a couple of great, if somewhat unsettling, posts:

When Mark Steyn Starts To Talk About The Break-Up Of The United States… 

Living And Fighting With The Left

Hat Tip to FleeceMe who has his own killer roundup.

No One of Any Import garnered another Instalanche with one of her recent posts. If one could actually turn green with envy, my muffler looking moniker would be lime with it. Congratulations, Linda. Well deserved praise indeed.

An Opinion On All The Casey Anthony Opinions

M friend and fellow Texan, GatorDoug has a few bullet points of comparison between the principles of Marxism and the policies affecting Americans today:

Yes, Communism still stalks us. Never forget that.

Video- Communists agenda Grinding America Down

Reaganite Republican:

History Will See Obama as Nothing But a Communist Tool… and a Failed One at That

Pundit and Pundette:

Adulthood undermined

Proof Positive:

Obama is C-in-C of Dems Class Warfare Against Productive Members of Society

Fuzzy Logic:

Rebutting the BO is a Genius Meme

Joy McCann and Dan Collins have a new venture going. Here’s a link to get you there:

Marco Rubio: New Taxes vs. New Taxpayers

Full Metal Patriot:

White House staffers got raises nearly three times the national average. And (surprise!) Obama lied about it.

IowaHawk:

Questions, So Many Questions

Political Clown Parade:

Plouffe And The Gang Have Their Heads In The Sand

Pirates’ Cove:

On Debt Talks, Charlie Rangel Gets All Religiousy

Primordial Slack:

Remember the Atlantis countdown stalling at 31 seconds?

The Busted Nut calls it like he sees it:

9.2% FUCKERS! Yea! I can feel the Hope and Change…..Can you?

Don’t hold back, Jake. Tell us how you really feel.

Teresamerica:

Oh My! Guess Who Got Illegal Money From HUD?

Frugal Cafe:

Bahamas Now Bans Commercial Shark Fishing, Shark Fin Soup Debate & Demand Continues (video)

Hot Air:

Former “alarmist” scientist says Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) based in false science

That MrG Guy:

Union Taxes Teachers $10 for Obama Campaign (via Phoebe’s Detention Room)

Bride of Rove:

Well it was definitely a “Shovel Ready” Project ~ Updated: It’s Latin American Spring!

Liberty at Stake:

Contemporary Politics and Newton’s Three Laws (Part 17)

Right Klik:

Why The Left’s Global Warming Agenda Is Wrong

The Conservative Lady:

Democrat Talking Heads

The (somewhat less) Lonely Conservative:

On The Economy President Obama Blames Everyone But Himself (And A Letter To The President)

Thimklets:

Imagine John Lennon growing a brain

The Troglopundit:

Let that be a lesson to you, Rep. Ryan…

From Verum Serum, we learn:

Michelle Bachmann and Rick Santorum want to BAN ALL PRON! Well, not-so-much.

Think Progress Hacks Can’t Read but They Can Lie

US Calvary Veteran:

Sarah Palin, Paul Revere And the Importance Of An Armed Populace

Gorges’ Grouse contemplates:

Manhood

What Would the Founders Think:

A Living, Breathing, Evolving . . . POPPYCOCK!

From What Bubba Knows:

Too bad to check: Project Gunrunner was funded by … the stimulus

Also found at WBK:

Look Who’s Buying Up Flood Ravaged Farm Land

Zilla’s got a killa linkfest of her own.

The War Planner:

One Big Joke..

Maggie’s Notebook:

Rush Limbaugh: Third Party if Republican Leadership Gets it Wrong

Motor City Times:

Would you trust your economy to Debbie Stabenow (Democrat-MI)?

Woman Honor Thyself:

Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum <– Charging Admission?

Doug Ross@Journal:

Holder Lied, People Died

The Conservative Pup:

Lisa Fritsch Does Not Speak For Me

The Other McCain:

The Rest Of The Twitter Townhall Story

U.S. Recognizes Southern Independence!

Sentry Journal:

Friday Ramblings: Is anyone else tired of the games the Republicans are playing?

Obi’s Sister:

got Leadership?

Left Coast Rebel:

Fiscal Responsiblity and the Debt Ceiling… Do They Not Go Hand In Hand?

Wyblog:

Right To Work? Not in New Jersey!

Gateway Pundit:

Union Cop Suspended For Not Working Collects $75,000 in Pay While Not Working

(Where do I sign up?)

Conservative Hideout:

Holder Busted? Video Announces Operation Gun Runner-in 2009

The Classic Liberal:

Why Be Libertarian?

Atlas Shrugs:

No American Flags at GITMO in Submission to Muslim Terrorist Detainees

American Perspective:

Plant a vegetable garden, go to jail?

Eye of Polyphemus:

The Casey Anthony Verdict

And last, but not least, Go wish Red a Happy Birthday!

Have a great weekend folks, what’s left of it.

Good stuff here.

Blog note: I’m attempting to change the comment feature to one that will not require a page refresh when you post it. Wish me luck…

UPDATE: I’m trying out Disqus and of course it’s taking fo-eh-vah to sync the comments. AND I just noticed the style themes they offer are limited to those with light backgrounds *argh* so unless I can get into some code to fix the visibility of the text inside the form, Disqus will go buh-bye. We’ll see.

It is once again time to dig deep and honor those who have given more than their share to defend our great nation. The Soldiers’ Angels Project Valour IT fundraiser is now on from July 1st until July 14th. 

Wollf, who blogs over at Howling at the Moon was kind enough to send me a reminder and an invite to join the Marine Team.

Semper Fi!

Now, as if you need some more motivating to click on the banner to the right, here ya go.

In 2005, I was wounded.  For some months, I was unable to use my hands.  They were simply too badly damaged from the blast, and the surgeries to make them usable again left me unable to do anything for myself.

Then came Soldier’s Angels, who gave me a laptop, and paired it with special software that allowed me to control the computer, using only my voice!  Imagine, being able to do anything you can do with a mouse and keyboard, using just your voice.  For me, it allowed me to do one thing, that I could do before I was wounded.

That one thing–when everything: feeding, cleaning, scratching, everything had to be done for me–that one thing I could do for myself allowed me to connect to my soldiers, friends, and family. That one thing… that one thing began a long road to recovery.  It gave me hope; that I could learn to do other things like I did before.

That one thing is only possible if people like you care enough to help.  We have provided thousands of these systems since 2005, but the needs for these systems is still increasing.  I visit military medical facilities and meet with wounded troops, and know that there are ways to help them… and right now, I have to tell them to wait because we need funding.

Should our wounded have to wait for something that can help them heal, take their mind off their pain, or bring them a little sense of self?

Please help us raise $100,000 between July 1-14; to keep us in the business of providing for our wounded.  It seems like a lot of money, but every single dollar  helps.  Every dollar donated goes to the troops.  None of the VALOUR-IT donation goes to administrative or other costs.  You’d be hard pressed to find any charity that does that, but it was a stipulation I made when we set it up.  That number seems huge, insurmountable.  But you know how you eat an Elephant? One bite at a time.  Give what you can, please.  I know times are tough.  Times were pretty tough for me, too, and are pretty tough for young men and women learning how to use prosthesis, getting skin grafts, having wounds washed out.

Donate if you can, please share the message with others.  Get your friends to give what they can.  Write about it on Facebook and twitter.  Call in to a radio or TV show.  Spread the word. Spread the love. Spread the hope.

Thank you.

Chuck Ziegenfuss

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Conservatives should be wary of nominating just “anyone.” We need to carefully select who will run against Oblahblah else we could end up with another Bush who will lead us in the same progressive direction, just taking the scenic route. Or worse, not nominate a candidate conservative enough to defeat Oblather at all.

Spellchek has a great essay on what it will take to save the country and a few musings on the establishment. Here’s a sample:

Capitalism must have a failure mechanism. It’s the only way it works. Bailouts don’t apply. Government intervention and market manipulation don’t either.You can’t experience the rewards of capitalism and the opportunities it provides without the risk of failure present. That’s the check and balance to keep the free market honest. No bailouts, no stimulus, no artificial interest rate manipulation, no printing money, no picking winners and losers. None of it. In other words, none of the Obama agenda can be tolerated.

He doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to the RINO GOP contenders either. I highly recommend you read the whole thing.

This Independence Day weekend while we are having fun at cookouts and gatherings we would do well to keep in mind the sacrifices the Founders made in order to create the US of A and think about what we should do to save her.

God Bless America.

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