So, Chris Wysocki nominated me for an award and called me “Influential” did he? Does that mean in a good way or a bad way? As in: “Here’s what not to do.” Could be the latter but I’ll assume the former, since Chis is Pretty Fly for a Jersey Guy.
Wait. That’s not it.
Here it is:
Now, about those rules. According to whoever came up with this little exercise, there is no actual voting, it’s just a fun way to bring recognition to other blogs and bloggers that are out there.
Here are the rules:
1. Display the award logo on your blog.
2. Link back to the person who nominated you
3. Answer 7 questions decided up by your nominator
4. Nominate ( no limit of nominations ) other bloggers for this award and link back to them.
5. Notify those bloggers of the award requirements.
Heh, I think even I can do a few of those things so, here we go.
Here are Chris’s questions:
1. Why did you start a political blog, and when?
When I saw the politicians and power brokers tank the economy in 2007 to help the democrats win the election, I woke up and started educating myself about the constitution. By the time I’d read Clousen’s The 5000 Year Leap and The Making of America: The Substance and Meaning of the Constitution and Levin’s Liberty and Tyranny, I decided just pissing and moaning about it to a few people in my small circle wasn’t enough. I think my first essay was Sept. 2009.
2. If you could have dinner with any person, living or dead, who would it be?
3. Do you think there is any hope of restoring the United States to a constitutional republic in your lifetime?
In my lifetime? Doubtful. Too many feel entitled to the fruits of others’ labor and too many crony capitalists use the government to pilfer the rest from the citizenry. A great reawakening is coming. I pray it is not too late.
4. If you could choose one state for Conservatives to “take over” and reshape into a vision of America congruent with Constitutional / Conservative principles, what state would you choose and why?
Texas. Because I love and live here.
5. If you could retire anywhere, on or off the planet Earth, where would it be?
On a lake in Texas.
6. What book has influenced your life (other than the Bible or Torah) and describe how?
Politically, the books mentioned in #1. Early in my life I was a huge fan of Asimov.
7. iPhone, Droid, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone?
Now, on to the nominations:
Here are the questions:
- Why did you start a political blog, and when?
- If you could have dinner with any person, living or dead, who would it be?
- What is the best hope for America to return to founding principles and a constitutional republic?
- What book on politics would you most likely recommend to someone just waking up?
- What book would you recommend to wake someone up that hasn’t yet?
- Will conservatives succeed in reforming the republican party? If possible, how?
- Paper or plastic?
There you have it.
My friends, I fully intended to avail you all with another essay filled with wit, wisdom and profundity but alas, I tarried too long in the cranial cobwebs searching for the muse. The wily wordstress evaded me and I emerged without a construct. I hung my tin head in shame and despondency but at the last possible moment, just before I banished myself to the gloomy wilderness to beg the wood elves for a flogging, I caught a glimpse of something shimmering in a small corner of the interwebz. What could the glimmer of light be? I approached with trepidation. I’ve been fooled before, you see, lured by some shaman’s chant or siren’s call.
But not this time. For as I opened the link behind the door of email uncertainty, I found none other than the master himself, although he would never call himself such. I pulled back the curtain and to my delight there he was – Bill Whittle! waiting to share words of encouragement and motivation.
Is it no wonder that I could not find the elusive wench of wisdom? She was attending to Bill all along! And they have produced a masterful piece which is certain to enlighten and entertain! So I have created a portal through which you may view this shiny gem and partake of libertarian goodness.
Drink deep, my friends. Bill has found the grail! If only it would be more than a dream…
Like many of my fellow Awakened Americans, I was blessed to spend time over the holidays with family and friends, some whom belong to the less informed or ill-informed among us whose only news sources are the alphabet networks or random conversations with know-it-all leftists parroting the daily talking points. These encounters mainly serve to reinforce what I already perceive about our left-leaning opposition but at times shed some light on otherwise unthought-of nuances in the mindset of many leftists who at times exhibit the mental capacity of your common house plant or the occasional bird bath, but perhaps I’m being too harsh with house plants.
The indoctrination from our education system and MSM is apparent in many of their statements and is ever difficult for someone like myself to dismiss without rebuttal, but at a family gathering and having dove headlong into the breach on many such occasions to no avail reminds me that it’s a pointless endeavor. One reason is the inescapable fact that leftists are often unaware of how far to the left their ideological pendulum has swung, if they are aware of their own ideological leanings at all. They live within a brilliant, albeit deceitful, curtain of disillusion the elitists have constructed atop the shaky foundation of feelings and emotion rather than intellect and reason. Having no solid facts on which to base their views, they revert to a sad whirlpool of circular thought and diversionary tactics whenever a verifiable fact is raised.
- You’re a filthy Republican! (Not! I’m a libertarian/conservative!)
- You want my Grandma eating cat food! (Yummm!)
- But, but, but… Bush! (Yea, let’s complain about his spending by tripling it. Lets protest the Patriot Act by expanding it and passing the NDAA. You lose!)
- Hey! Look at the pretty unicorn! (Utopia!)
- Wait! You’re using Bullet Points! We must ban the use of high capacity Bullet Points!!!
And yet, even as they succumb to their feelings when justifying leftist imaginary projected outcomes, they will often cite a politician’s reported “intellect” as the reason for supporting their policies, as if the mere presence of intelligence precludes any malicious intent or illogical conclusions.
- Bill Clinton was a Rhodes Scholar! (Yawn.)
- Obama got a Nobel Prize! (Yawn.)
- I wrote-in Hillary! – (?)
- You’re using more bullet points!!!
This overwhelming need for hero worship, deserved or not is, I think, a confirmation of the analysis posed by Mark Levin in Ameritopia wherein he points to the Statist’s goals of a utopian world constructed for us by the educated elite. It points to a sheepish desire to not be forced to think but to blindly accept what one is allowed to do or possess simply because someone supposedly smarter said it is the right thing to do. After all, they are smarter than we are. They said so!
It is foreign to me that those who blindly follow this philosophy don’t fundamentally understand that such communal thinking is the antithesis of personal freedom. What these people have falsely been taught to believe is that utopian beliefs, aka: Socialism/Statism/Communism, can’t long exist within the same framework as the American Republic’s original form of government. The two ideas cannot be more opposed to each other. One cannot have just a bit of Statism, for Statism, like a cancer, must consume the entire host in order to succeed. And that success does not take into account the individual’s well being, only the well being of the State. Even at the end of such a progression, what does it benefit a State if, in the end it implodes to the detriment of all involved? Such is the proven outcome of any Statist government ever implemented.
And as long as I’m in rant mode…
Another fallacy I love to see ignored by my low (no) information brethren is the idea that the national debt and spending have no effect on our lives. They would love to believe that government budgets have no correlation to the household budget or corporate bank account or government’s manipulation of the value of our currency. Since government can simply print its own money doesn’t mean it is acceptable or ethical to do so. Quite the opposite, yet they continue to do so with little or no regard to what effect that has on your money’s worth, as if monetizing the debt will not lead to uncontrolled inflation or that if left unchecked has a very real chance of crashing the US and eventually the world economy. I’m no economist but even a lowly robot can see the writing on the wall.
Why can’t they?
Why WON’T they?
I’ll tell you why.
Ostrich Syndrome, That’s why.
Because the indoctrinated leftists WANT to believe what they’ve been told is the truth. Because, hey, if those “smart” politicians and policy wonks don’t know what they are doing, then no one can possibly know or understand what to do and we are doomed because, again, the leftist sheeple don’t want to think for their selves. They’ve relinquished all decision making to the elites, remember? They CAN’T think for themselves. The elite have told them NOT to. According to the Statist, they aren’t capable of it.
This is by design.
Here is a quote I found while taking Hillsdale College’s Constitution 201. I think it speaks volumes about today’s situation.
Woodrow Wilson said of the European States in “The Study of Administration” Nov. 1886:
“They sought so to perfect their machinery as to destroy all wearing friction, so to sweeten their methods with consideration for the interests of the governed as to placate all hindering hatred, and so assiduously and opportunely to offer their aid to all classes of undertakings as to render themselves indispensable to the industrious. They did at last give the people constitutions and the franchise; but even after that they obtained leave to continue despotic by becoming paternal. They made themselves too efficient to be dispensed with, too smoothly operative to be noticed, too enlightened to be inconsiderately questioned, too benevolent to be suspected, too powerful to be coped with. All this has required study; and they have closely studied it.”
Paternal Despotism is the current condition of the American experiment.
A small sample of the putrid news I’ve come across recently. Hold your nose while you examine the disastrous effects on our military by pro-islamic policies enacted by the Obama administration.
Cadets at West Point, the military’s future officers, our future generals, are being trained in the fine art of muslim appeasement or dhimmitude. – SICKENING: The Muslim-in-Chief turns West Point Cadets into submissive ‘dhimmis’
At relatively the same time, the generals who would offer those same soldiers practical information regarding our muslim enemies are maligned and labeled extremist by the media and anyone associated with the administration. – William Boykin, Anti-Muslim General, Withdraws From West Point Speech After Outcry
Why did General Boykin withdraw from speaking at the academy? Was the offer withdrawn? Was he intimidated in some way?
Muslim Brotherhood ‘infiltrated’ U.S. gov’t – Lt. Gen. Boykin: Radical Islamist group deep inside defense, national security
The military is even going so far as to relieve from duty teachers who reference islam in a negative way. – Muslim Influence in Pentagon Prevails
I guess it’s all to be expected since the Obama regime has seen fit to remove all negative depictions from military teaching and training materials. – ‘Anti-Islamic Content’ Banned from Military Training Materials
What Obama and the ones charged with defending US are doing to our country is truly sickening and their actions dishonor every US veteran and lover of freedom. Impeachment isn’t strong enough punishment for the betrayal of trust they exhibit.
And people wonder why I’m so hard on leftists.
Excuse me while I puke.
No, I’m not talking about Obama’s recent first timer political campaign ad or his inappropriate remarks about oral sex with Michelle. *shudder* My complaint with the president is due to his disrespect of his office in a larger sense: He is being just as flippant with regard to America’s security as he is with his sexual comments.
Is the Obama administration, by turning a blind eye, encouraging members of the government and military to engage in sexual activity that inherently threaten national security?
Even though the recent Petraeus scandal is an obvious smoke screen meant to distract from the attacks and murders of our personnel in Benghazi and thee subsequent cover-up, the fact that high ranking officials would allow themselves to be compromised by participating in questionable extracurricular activities points to a larger problem with dangerous national security implications.
In wake of the Secret Service Colombian prostitution scandal last April, a report on the events cited advance White House personnel were involved. It was further uncovered that a pattern of solicitation of prostitutes had developed over the preceding years.
In addition, recent reports accuse some Department of Defense personnel of accessing porn sites from government computers putting secret government data at high risk of hacking.
Bloomberg quotes a cybersecurity expert saying the Missile Defense Agency’s use of porn is concerning because “many pornographic websites are infected and criminals and foreign intelligence services such as Russia’s use them to gain access and harvest data.”
The only possible response is: Duh.
There is a national crisis of federal employees engaged in the child porn industry and a related epidemic at the state level. I’ve documented two states, Vermont and Maine, that appear to be running state protected child trafficking rings with evidence of cops, judges, lawyers, clergy and government employees covering for each other. This kind of racketeering creates powerful, and extremely profitable, pedophile rings.
Barack Hussein Obama’s statement that America is no longer a Christian nation may be a Freudian Slip pointing to his own wishful thinking – a clue to his hope that there is no Christian God and thus, no judgement. Or it may be another attempt to discourage the America people from believing in such a God, which would further encourage an amoral society and degenerate our country. Either way, his blatant disregard for our national security is of grave concern for the soul of our nation.
It is up to us to keep these issues front and center in hopes members of congress like Darrell Issa will uncover the truth in these matters and bring those responsible to justice.
How much do you value your privacy? How much privacy can we expect to have in the modern age of GPS enabled smartphones, WiFi, and search engine companies like Google releasing ISP records to the government on a regular basis?
These unsettling questions come to mind as I watch our military and intelligence community prove just how un-intelligent they can be regarding their own privacy and the government’s want for ever more information about our personal lives. The implications are staggering.
“If the director of central intelligence isn’t able to successfully keep his emails private, what chance do I have?” said Kurt Opsahl, a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital-liberties advocacy group.
Be sure to read the whole thing.
Meanwhile, as if they don’t have enough power to spy on the public, Senator Reid and the Democrat controlled Senate have flipped a privacy bill into a spy-on-the-public bill.
A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans’ e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law.
Leahy’s rewritten bill would allow more than 22 agencies — including the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Communications Commission — to access Americans’ e-mail, Google Docs files, Facebook wall posts, and Twitter direct messages without a search warrant. It also would give the FBI and Homeland Security more authority, in some circumstances, to gain full access to Internet accounts without notifying either the owner or a judge.
It’s an abrupt departure from Leahy’s earlier approach, which required police to obtain a search warrant backed by probable cause before they could read the contents of e-mail or other communications.
From Senate Bill Allows Feds to Read Your Email – Gateway Pundit
This is, of course, an example of the government going too far for security. And you know the old saying so often attributed to Ben Franklin, “Those who would trade in their freedom for their protection deserve neither.”
Also, I can’t stress more, here, that is the Democrats doing this. This is not a GOP effort.
FreedomWorks has an action item on this:
From Bait and Switch: Law Goes From Protecting Your Email to Allowing Gov’t Into Your Email – Warner Todd Huston @ Wizbang who also has a very good video of Judge Andrew Napolitano addressing this issue and others.
Again, please take the time to RTWT.
Buckle up, freedom loving patriots, we’re in for a bumpy ride.
Due to the constant deflection, disinformation and outright opacity of the Obama administration concerning the events on Sept. 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya, The Robotic News Service™ has spared no expense employing a multitude of crack-head reporters to uncover the truths about that night and the circumstances surrounding the horrendous attack on the American consulate. The RNS™ newshounds left no rock unburned, sifting through the facts and fallacies of this story for as many as ten minutes to bring you the following unmitigated amalgamation of previously undisclosed information pertaining to the Benghazi conflagration.
The Real Story of Benghazi
Unbeknownst to Ambassador Chris Stevens, Navy SEAL commandos Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty or computer expert Sean Smith, who lost their lives defending those clandestine US interests, the Benghazi “consulate” was actually a front for an ultra secret Libyan love nest, a Bedouin Brothel, if you will, dealing sex for Stingers or in some cases, sodomy for shoulder-fired missiles. (You can make up your own punch line for that last one.) The code name for the covert operation, according to anonymous imaginary sources was “Humping for Hamas.”
These same sources also claim Generals Petraeus and Adams were frequent “visitors” to the facility, conducting numerous hands-on “inspections” and “performance reviews.” Other sources claim the unmanned drone in the air during the attack was secretly filming these “visits” and the CIA had planned to use the resulting Sex Tapes to blackmail the generals or, depending on circumstances, to promote their forthcoming Secret Service Porn Channel, tentatively called “The De-Briefing Room.” ~ Hey, I didn’t name these things. It’s the government running a whore house here, remember?
Titles of some planned feature length fornication films include:
Lusty Libyan Lesbians
Busty Beauties of Benghazi – Lascivious Libyans and their High Ranking, Randy Boy Toys
The Big Libido-ski – Tag line: “Is that a rocket launcher in your pocket? Or are you just glad to see me?”
Bodacious Burqa Babes
Al Qaida Concubines in Corsets
Blonde Suicide Bombshells
Given that General Petraeus pre-screened the home movies testified behind closed doors this week, I think we can safely assume the release of at least one of the new films is near. Perhaps launching the pron career of Jill Kelly will succeed in further distracting the American ADHD public from the contemptuous, treasonous actions of our Complainer in Chief and his merry band of miscreants.
I, for one, am hoping for the opposite effect.
I’m depressed. I can’t lie. The results of the election is a punch in my gut that isn’t going away. So rather than post a long diatribe about that, here’s something more forward looking. The diatribe may come later.
For now, here’s Bill Whittle with an interesting take on where we are and proposition moving forward, laid out in the latest Stratosphere Lounge.
Benghazi clear as mud? – Spellchek
Romney Responds to Obama’s ‘Revenge’ with ‘Love’ – Breitbart
Romney’s powerful new ad:
Conservative Bloggers Unite To Defeat Obama – KS Chimes in.
Gov. Rick Perry rocks Friendswood for Randy Weber – Chron blog
Right Jabs For November 3, 2012 – More links from Political Clown Parade
Frank Marshall Davis And Obama – TCotS
Obama: “Ich Bin Ein Bullslinger!” – CHWaCD
It’s Saturday… – Adrienne has more worthy links
Vote wisely, my friends.
There are many others but these are the highlights: