Posts Tagged ‘US Politics’
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…
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.
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:
Know anyone who’s thinking about a protest vote for Ron Paul, Gary Johnson… or no vote at all? This is for them.
Hippocrates vs Plato
Individual Sovereignty vs Statism
American Citizen vs Obamacare
The term “workplace violence” is still used to describe the Fort Hood terrorist attack.
If the current administration refuses to acknowledge obvious acts of terrorism, how can they be trusted with foreign affairs?
Reminder: Early voting starts today in Texas.