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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.

Jobs

Obama’s Unprecedented Record of Failure on Jobs - IBD

U.S. Shed 9,000 Mining, Energy Jobs in October, 17,000 Since May – Foundry

Warped WaPo World: Rising Unemployment Rate Is Good News For Dear Leader – MCT

Libya

OMG!… Obama Administration Was Warned 3 Hours Before Benghazi Attack – Did Nothing (Video) – GP

Bracken: Did Obama Withhold Cross-Border Authority? – WRS

FAST AND FURIOUS IN BENGHAZI: Timing of Attack Hints at Double-Cross of White House Gun-Running Operation by Turkey – DR

Fred Thompson Makes News With Benghazi Comments at AFP Event – TOM

Benghazi clear as mud? – Spellchek

Obama: “We leave nobody behind”. Unless your name is Stevens, Smith, Doherty or Woods – WyBlog

FBI Spends Measly 3 Hours Investigating Benghazi, Overlooks documents – AP

Election

When you head to the polls … A couple of things to remember: – Blackfive

Romney Responds to Obama’s ‘Revenge’ with ‘Love’ – Breitbart

Romney’s powerful new ad:

Hey, What’s Obama’s Real Second Term Agenda? – PC

A Betrayal of Public Trust – WFA

Conservative Bloggers Unite To Defeat Obama – KS Chimes in.

This is an election about an idea – WWTFT

So our choices are: elect President Romney, or learn to live with SCOTUS Justices Holder, Clinton, and Frank – Trog

Hurricane Sandy: Don’t let the moment cloud your judgment…judge President Obama based on his record – SJ

Still Undecided? Watch This Video About Obama’s Record – CH2.0

Texas

(VIDEO) Democrat Congressman Nick Lampson Gets Physical with Reporter in TX when Questioned about Voting with Pelosi – TCRN

Constitutional Scholar To Speak On Legality Of Independence at Texicon2012 – TNM

Texas woman blocked from voting for wearing Christian t-shirt – Examiner

Gov. Rick Perry rocks Friendswood for Randy Weber – Chron blog

TNM Denounces Racist Flyers Distributed At Churches – TNM

Texas Attorney General warns United Nations election observers could be arrested – Examiner

Miscellany

Right Jabs For November 3, 2012 – More links from Political Clown Parade

Frank Marshall Davis And Obama – TCotS

Stupid On Steroids! Are Green Taxes In Our Future? – CoF

Obama: “Ich Bin Ein Bullslinger!” – CHWaCD

Dung Beetle Award goes to… – TLC

It’s Saturday… – Adrienne has more worthy links

Vote wisely, my friends.

Know anyone who’s thinking about a protest vote for Ron Paul, Gary Johnson… or no vote at all? This is for them.

The corruption in the Republican Party can no longer be ignored. I recieved a message today and a link to the video evidence from Heidi Thiess concerning the Republican Rules Committee fight that occurred during the first days of the recent RNC convention:

Calling all Conservatives: watch this UPDATE ON REPUBLICAN FLOOR FIGHT. The real story is getting out. Please help spread the word. Have you seen this video of Boehner’s SCRIPTED response to the floor vote? Unfettered, incontrovertible corruption! Please help share his video everywhere because folks still don’t understand the impact of these changes nor the corruption that the RNC and top Republican officials engaged in to shove this down our throats.

The bottom line: these rules would have crushed Reagan in ’76 and if left unchanged mean we’ll never get a conservative choice (like a Reagan) again. We must fight back!

Watch the TelePrompter that PROVES corruption:

Thanks to Heidi and to Ben Swann for following this story.

Background -

Michelle Malkin: Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig RNC delegate rules Updated: Palin: “direct attack on the grass-roots;” RNC power grab showdown 2pm; Rush weighs in; purge underway?; Rules Cmte votes 78-14 for deal; dissidents gather sigs for floor fight; Boehner/Sununu declare”no objections” over massive boos on floor

and: RNC power grab: the aftermath

Freedomworks: Romney’s “RNC Power Grab”: What Really Happened

Right Scoop: Mark Levin explains the RNC rules change and why we must defeat it

Texas Conservative News: Thoughts on the #RNCpowergrab

Heidi Thiess is a Constitutional Conservative candidate for City Council in League City, Texas.

Crossposted at Texas Conservative News: Proof #RNCpowergrab Floor Vote was Scripted

Interesting collaborative invention between Dave Mears (@dave_mears) and yours truly today on Twitter.

I use the term “invention” loosely because it appears we all have a pair of these things. We just may be unaware of it.

 

Shhh. Don’t tell anyone until we patent our common-sense invention that everyone has in their possession.

Nah. I’m sure it will go completely unnoticed until the next century or so, when some archaeologist finds them, puts them on and proclaims the last hundred years have been a complete drain of socio-economic and political wisdom and that the world leaders must finally renounce their stranglehold on the peoples of the world, admitting that capitalism is indeed the key to prosperity. Then they shoot him, pronounce him a heretic, lock up the glasses in a warehouse with the Arc of the Covenant and go on about their merry, utopian, business.

Yea. That’ll be about right.

This morning, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced what some are calling a bold choice in his pick of House Budget Committee Chair, Representative Paul Ryan (R – WI) as his Vice Presidential running mate. Rep. Ryan, you may recall from 2008 and again in 2010, proposed the comprehensive Roadmap for America’s Future, as it became clearer the Obama administration’s intentions were to tax and spend our way into debt oblivion.

After being chosen to chair the Budget Committee, Rep. Ryan introduced the Path to Prosperity, which further solidified his position as the person who could articulate the problems facing our nation and offer common sense solutions to fix them. Here is a playlist of the three short videos laying out that plan.

AS one can imagine, there is no shortage of commentary on the internet. Here’s a sampling:

 

Professor William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection

This was a bold choice, far more bold than I expected. My first reaction when I heard the news was one of deep ambivalence, drawn naturally from knowing how the Obama campaign and media would distort Ryan and his budget proposals.

The nation now is faced with a stark choice, economic freedom and solvency or creeping socialism. It’s a choice we are not often willing to put to the electorate in such stark contrasts, but it was the choice long before Ryan was selected.

Ryan puts the national debt front and center in the election, on par with or maybe even ahead of jobs. This is a winner of an issue, it’s what motivated people in 2010, and it will cause huge turnout for Romney-Ryan.  Fear not.

More and video @ » Romney-Ryan 2012 – Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion.

 

David Burge, aka: Iowahawk astutely points out the contrast Romney establishes with his choice of Paul Ryan:

IOWAHAWK: “Paul Ryan represent Obama’s most horrifying nightmare: math.”

H/T Instapundit

 

Steve at Motor City Times has a few videos of Rep. Ryan in action and asks:

I wonder how “Plugs” Biden is feeling this morning, with the October 11th VP debate looming?

Heh, good question, Steve.

 

Right Hand Man at Sentry Journal says:

YES!

…Ryan is going to be attacked like he’s never been attacked before.  For the democrats, this is just adding a granny killer to the already wife-killing Romney ticket.  For this reason, I feel for Ryan and his family.

If there is someone who is able to rise above the nonsense, however, it is Ryan.  He talks numbers like a savant but is able to do it eloquently and with charm, never embellishing in distractions and insults.  He’s forceful but not overbearing, he’s willing to challenge the President and he’s equipped to do so…

 

Romney shuns “safe” Portman pick and goes with Rep. Paul Ryan – Conservative Hideout 2.0.

I think Paul Ryan is a great choice, it will allow Romney to have Ryan tackle the budget process while he focuses on job-creation for the remainder of the campaign.

Rightly said, Matt.  I think it also sets Ryan up to be a great choice for president should Romney win the election and serve two terms. We’re going to need a steady hand at the wheel for many years to steer US out of the fiscal maelstrom that years of gross over-spending has brought us into.

 

The Daily Caller found a Best of Ryan video.

 

Video and Text of Paul Ryan’s First Speech as Nominee for Vice President:

Ryan- “IF you have a small Business, You Did Build That!!”

H/T VideoTruffle

GatorDoug @ The Daley Gator.

Somehow I take great pleasure in linking MSNBS and their announcement. Mainly be cause, let’s face it, the heads of Maddow, Schultz, Sahrpton, O’Donnell, Matthews, and the rest will be exploding. I can see them now, hyperventilating, possibly foaming at the mouth, as they look for ways to demonize Ryan.

Smear campaign? The Other McCain isn’t surprised. New Democrat Campaign Message: Grandma, Cliff, Some Assembly Required

Members of the Democrat-Media Complex like Charles Pierce of Esquire and James Fallows of the Atlantic are already registering their disdain of Paul Ryan, and the Democrats are busy e-mailing their massive oppo-research PDF dossier to reporters, so the media attacks on Ryan are pre-scripted dictation from the DNC research department.

This is predictable, and is the best argument for picking a conservative like Ryan: No matter whom Romney had chosen, the Democrats would have demonized the GOP running mate as a Jekyll-and-Hyde combination of Dick Cheney and Martin Bormann.

 

WyBlog — Liberals are cryin’ because Romney picked Ryan.

Paul Ryan, granny-starver:

Make no mistake. In his decision to make Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny-starver from Wisconsin, his running mate, Romney finally surrendered the tattered remnants of his soul not only to the extreme base of his party, but also to extremist economic policies, and to an extremist view of the country he seeks to lead.

Representative Ryan has stood athwart Obama’s ill-conceived plans time and again, weathering all manner of slander and malignment from our president and his surrogates without falter. In the opinion of this commentator, Chairman Ryan is an excellent choice for Vice President and acknowledges the difficult decisions facing our nation. With the Ryan pick, Romney makes a clear statement that he will tackle those decisions head on and he’s chosen a man notably well equipped to handle the challenge.

Cross posted @ Texas Conservative News: LET’S DO THE MATH: ROMNEY + RYAN = 2012 WIN!

Senatorial Candidate Ted Cruz speaks at FreePAC.

“We need leaders who will stand up and fight to repeal every single word of Obamacare.” – Ted Cruz

 

“God bless Freedomworks. God bless Texas, and God bless the TEA Party.”

God bless America.
God bless Ted Cruz.

Twitter is a marvelous tool. On it, you can find all manner of verbosity ranging from breaking news to articles of in-depth analysis; from real-time flame wars of the rude, crude, lewd and lasciviousness variety to the Holy Word of God quoted stream of consciousness style personally tailored for the ADHD generation. In other words, it’s an ingenious trap for an information hungry robot like myself to get lost in for hours on end. And so I do.

Once in a while, I run across an article in my internet travels that stands above the rest, like it’s etched in granite on the side of a mountain, awaiting discovery by some traveling information junkie willing to follow a rusty signpost on a side-road detour.

Today, I followed one of those signposts and rounded a corner to find an honest work of personal testimony and, for me, needed motivation. Of course, I didn’t take the road completely on blind faith. I knew one of my favorite writers would be waiting for me, but it was a welcome destination to say the least.

The essay is:

TRIBES

Thanks to Bill Whittle for composing that piece. To say I wish I could command that kind of clarity of expression would be to understate the obvious..

Thanks also to Twitter friend @SmoosieQ for putting up the signpost.

Now, quit wasting time reading my blather. Head over to Eject! Eject! Eject! for some edification.

Side note: You can find other great works from my internet travels on the Prime page.

This holiday is a dichotomy for me. While I plan to celebrate the American ideal, I must also mourn it’s loss by erosion and atrophy. The fact is that too many Americans have abandoned their love of liberty. They either lack the courage to defend it, or know not what they’ve lost and feebly attempt to disguise their apathy or ignorance with claims of overwork and family obligations.

“I just don’t have time.” “We can’t change anything anyway.” or “I voted! What else can I do?”

While somewhat understandable due to the ‘Hate America First’ crowd populating our higher education system, this situation is absolutely unacceptable.

Pay attention, please!

What could possibly be more important than the world you leave to the family you claim to be working for?

This country was founded with the demand that we citizens hold the government accountable and as such it’s our solemn duty to be vigilant and educate ourselves; especially to question every carrot some politician offers for a block of votes.

Part of me wishes the deniers would just be truthful and admit to their selfish apathetic attitude but even then I’ve had enough of their disregard for the outright treason going on in the high halls of our government.

We should be lighting the streets of Washington DC with torches and pitchforks, pushing carts with caldrons of tar and bags of feathers for every Progressive we can lay our hands on!

Instead, most of the hapless, uneducated, indoctrinated sheeple will celebrate their faux freedoms with government approved USDA beef, cooked with EPA tested charcoal and FDA stamped BBQ sauce served on a table illuminated with gov’t mandated, mercury filled light bulbs that require a permit for disposal, powered with electricity delivered through “smart” meters that will soon be limiting the amount of power they are allowed to consume and the happy serfs will never give a moment’s thought to any of it.

“Thank you, Government for the food we are about to receive…” They may as well say.

Need a loaf of FDA approved bread and a twelve pack of pasteurized processed beer to help numb the senses to your lack of liberty? Go right ahead! You’re free to find the nearest convenience store run by immigrants who receive a tax break and subsidy but if you plan on driving that car, you’d better strap on a seat belt for your own safety. We wouldn’t want you killing yourself in an accident making you unable to pay back the insurance companies who apparently rule our lives because we’re too stoopid and incapable to do so ourselves. Not to mention, if a nice helpful revenue assessor officer of the law decides you’ve had one beer too many because the county and state need to fund a few ongoing, never-ending money pits downtown/highway/school beautification or government vote buying entitlement projects (Hey! This one’s got a job!). You’ll likely be forced to give some specimen in a twisted, technological violation of the Fifth or Fourth amendments to be used as evidence against you in a modern-day kangaroo court. (Ever hear of a No Refusal Law?)

Ah Freedom: Wonder what that felt like. You know, I think I once actually thought we were free, and slowly but surely I realized the illusion of liberty was the curtain of OZ and just like the tale, we aren’t supposed to peel that curtain back. Unfortunately, unlike Dorothy with her traveling band of truth seekers, the man behind the curtain isn’t a cute, cuddly, benevolent old man who resembles our kindly uncle. Behind the curtain, is the great and devouring leviathan, its hour come round at last, now slouching towards Bethlehem to be born. (Apologies to Yeats.)

Whatever hides beyond the veil you can be assured it has no designs for your safety or security except as a ruse to steal more of your freedoms.

Remember the phrase: “It’s for the children.”? Well guess what, we are “the children”. Get used to it. Your body is no longer your property, let alone your land, your vehicle or your actual children. The state now lays claim to them all in more ways I care to count. It takes a village alright. A village of idiots to swallow the lies we’re continually asked to believe.

Enjoy your Fourth of July, comrades.

The “transformation” is almost complete.

‘bot

Note: If this seems unreasonable to you, then I emplore you to get off your ass and DO SOMETHING about it. Donate your time and money to conservative candidates, then STAY involved. We will not turn it around in one election any more than it took one election to get us here. It’s past time to be what the founders intended us to be: Educated, Informed and Involved.

“Remember The Alamo!”

This battle cry fueled the Texans victory against tyranny at San Jacinto.

The spirit of the Alamo lives on as we fight against a modern day government growing ever larger and hindering our freedom and prosperity. ~ Daniel Miller – Conservative candidate for Texas House of Representatives, D21

In 1836 a small number of Texicans and their like minded brethren drew a line in the sand around an old mission. They defiantly dared Santa Anna to cross it, and as a result, gave their lives so that Texas might be born.  Those Texas heroes refused to back down to tyrannical rule.

It’s our turn to honor their sacrifice.

Like Santa Anna, our federal government is lobbing liberty killing mortars across the mission walls and like Colonel Travis and the Texicans defending the Alamo, we need to load our cannons with that unexploded ordinance.

We also need reinforcements, lots and lots of reinforcements, thus the reason for the 1836 MoneyBomb: To help Conservative Republican Daniel Miller unseat an entrenched Liberal incumbent.

Many Americans take for granted Texas is a Republican state. I’m here to warn you that, like the national Republican Party, the Progressive termites have also been busy in the Texas legislature and they are both in dire need of fumigation. For proof, one need look no further than the Progressive States Network or The Texas Truth Team or our own RINO Republican TX House Speaker, Joe Straus.

In order to remove Straus as Texas Speaker and regain an effective conservative majority, we need more conservatives fighting in the trenches. It’s that simple.

One such man is Daniel Miller. A Constitutional Conservative and true lover of Texas who will defend the rights of Texans in honor of the Texicans before him.

We need your help to get him there.

Your contribution of $18.36 could provide us with the powder and shot needed to repel the attacks on our personal freedoms and the sovereignty of Texas.

Of course, all donations of any amount are welcome.

Please consider our earnest plea for assistance and come to our aid with all haste.

Donate to the 1836 Money bomb today!

I encourage all to take the short questionnaire “How Would You Vote?” to see how your views rate vs. Daniel’s and his Liberal opponent.

Note to my fellow Bloggers and social media types, if you  care to share this plea for help with your readers, we will be forever grateful. If you wish to host a “yard sign”, you can also place one of these very cool 1836 Money Bomb banners in your sidebar.

Thanks again!

A great champion of conservatism.

Remember the Socia.List?  That menagerie of miscreants comprising the 1000 State Legislators who signed the PSN letter urging passage of Obamacare? Don’t think for a minute they’ve been eradicated. In fact, they’ve recruited quite a few more to their ranks. See, these new recruits recently signed on to be surrogates for Captain Apology under the guise of…

[Queue ominous, badly played, western diminuendo...]

“The Texas Truth Team”

Inspires confidence, doesn’t it? I guess maybe it could, if one ignored the party affiliation and the fact they are propaganda ministers for Dear Leader.

Hey. Guys. Seriously. Next time you decided to form a new band, for heaven’s sake call me for some name suggestions.

Here’s a few off the top of my tin-clad head:

Social Justice League

Reparation Station

The Projectors

Tools of the Tirade

Death Cab for Baby

Marxed-Out

The Keystone Keynesians

Foetus Non Esse

No Borders

Of course, you’re encouraged to add your own suggestions in the comments.

As an example of the dangerously misguided, wacked-out messianic complex the Dem’s have for their chosen one, I offer their own national Truth Team logo, spotted by Glenn Beck’s personal truth team, who astutely point out:

Usually a capitalized ‘He’ or ‘His’ would be reserved for 1) the first word of a sentence or 2) God so what is Obama saying…?

So, just for fun, what say we pay a visit to the Texas leader of these truth-telling vestiges of virtue, shall we?

Texas Democrat Party Chairman, Boyd Richie:

Mr. Richie recently announced his decision not to seek another term as TDP  chair in order to run for another office, or something. While making that announcement, Richie had no qualms issuing a few histrionic comments disparaging those with opposing viewpoints and encouraging his fellow lemmings to unite…

“…because a Republican political agenda that threatens to shut down government, schools and nursing homes is one that has turned its back on the people.”

Interesting wording, Mr. Richie. except for the fact that it’s hyperbole, innuendo and lies.

With all due respect sir, you’re a shameless demagogue and thus, accurately represent the rest of your party.

Leadership, indeed.

I submit that your statement does however, accurately describe the Democrat party and the Obama regime’s record.

Can you say projection? Sure you can.

It is the democrats who had control of both houses for the first two years of the Obama regime and it is with them that any blame lies for not passing a budget for the past three years. Three more “historic” firsts for those of you at home keeping score.

It was also the democrats who threatened to shut down government, withholding of Social Security checks, withholding of pay from active service troops, cutting healthcare services to veterans, cutting healthcare funds, and more. And they do so out of fear mongering.

The tools of tyrants and dictators throughout history is writ large in the democrat playbook and wielded against the people who’s rights they claim to protect, enslaving us all to exorbitant debt while the party panders ever more to their cronys, barely challenged by the sycophantic media.

Like Obama, Pelosi and Reid, these truth team surrogates must go. If for nothing but the fact they’ve turned the definition of truth on it’s head. They’ve jumped aboard yet another demagogue wagon instead of engaging in meaningful discussion about the constitutional restoration that Texas and America so desperately need.

The members of our merry band of misfits is as follows. Those with an asterisk are included on the Socia.list page. The 11 others are awarded spots on that list as well.

The Texas “Truth” Team:

TDP Chair Boyd Richie, (Good riddance)

US Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas),

Sen. Jose Rodriguez (D-El Paso),

Rep. Alma Allen (D-Houston), *

Rep. Roberto Alonzo (D-Dallas), *

Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas), *

Rep. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston),

Rep. Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth),

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio),

Rep. Garnet F. Coleman (D-Houston), *

Rep. Dawnna Dukes (D-Austin), *

Rep. Joe Farias (D-San Antonio),

Rep. Jessica Farrar (D-Houston),

Rep. Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio),

Rep. Eric Johnson (D-Dallas), *

Rep. Marisa Marquez (D-El Paso), *

Rep. Elliott Naishtat (D-Austin), *

Rep. Mark Strama (D-Austin),

Rep. Mike Villarreal (D-San Antonio),

Rep. Armando Walle (D-Houston).*

Note: I’ll do my best to update this list with opposing conservative candidates for the upcoming election, just not today, it was too pretty outside and my tin can needed a tan.

For Liberty,

‘bot

UPDATE: Linked @DougRoss. Thanks!

UPDATE II: Linked @Theo Spark. Thanks!

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