Shortly after announcing his illegal and unilateral plan to attack the Second Amendment Hussein Obama took to CNN for a “town hall” meeting on gun violence. These meetings used to happen at actual town halls. There citizens came to voice their opinions. Discussion proceeded on issues of civic importance. People gathered to either solve problems or do good things. Now these events, especially if they involve a prominent politician, are scripted theatrical productions designed to sway the television obsessed masses.
So it was on CNN the other night. Obama, with the arrogant air of a second-rate college professor, presumes everyone agrees with his communist views. He thinks all will rejoice in his policies. The event was carefully coordinated to project the sentiment. A few well placed plants gave the superficial illusion of dissent and debate. Still, the President controlled the show.
I have previously dismissed Hussein Obama’s plan of action for what it is, freedom control not gun control. Now I will dismiss another of his (“town hall”) lies about gun control. Barry “disputed the notion that most criminals got guns illegally or through personal connections, making background checks — a major focus on his policy initiative on guns — of little utility.” CNN.
The vast majority, almost the totality, of over the counter gun purchases are made by decent people for lawful purposes. Hussein Obama knows this. He knows too that criminals and terrorists will keep circumventing checks and regulations just as they do laws against murder and mayhem. Then again, he’s not trying to stop violence by criminals. Rather, he wants to stop those decent people with their lawful intentions. His plan is to insidiously peck away at freedom.
Thus he lies about criminals using legally obtained weapons to carry out crimes. As if in poetic answer, at nearly the same time the liar preached to his choir, one of Hussein Obama’s Muslim ISIS buddies shot a Philadelphia police officer with a stolen police firearm. This is the truth. Criminals act, from end to end, as criminals. No legal gun purchases, no legal actions.
If Obama had a constituent… 6abc.com.
Lies versus reality.
Obama, a likely Muslim and immigrant himself, is determined to flood America with more people of his own persuasion. The entire West is in danger of being overrun by terrorist invaders – welcomed by our lying scum “leaders.” They pretend the invaders are helpless refugees fleeing oppression while the great and noble powers actively fight ISIS and other groups in places like Iraq, Syria and Libya.
The truth of that matter is that the U.S. and the West created ISIS. Colonel Gaddafi warned the West of the rise of ISIS in Libya and it’s threat to Europe. Libya was then destroyed by Britain, France and the United States, allowing the terrorists to flourish. The overthrow of Gaddafi benefitted British arms dealers and British and American bankers to the tune of hundreds of billions of (stolen) dollars. They gained riches while the people of Paris, San Bernardino and Philadelphia gained death and violence – just as Gaddafi predicted.
Lies versus reality.
The American stock markets just posted their worst opening week in history. Most global markets are in dire straits. The official lie is that things are fine and the economy is recovered and strong. Jim Cramer tells his CNBC audience not to worry. It’s time to buy, buy, buy. They said the exact same thing just before the bottom fell out in 2008.
Now even the likes of George Soros warn its 2008 again. He is part of the ongoing problem and should know. The reality is that there has been no substantial recovery from the last recession and now we are due for another. In the interim the Banksters have been kept afloat by hideous government spending sprees, public debt, and outright theft. The middle classes have seen no benefit.
What we have gained is more leeching immigrants, more state-sponsored terrorists, and more jobs for those groups (and only for them).
Lies versus reality.
Through all of this our “leaders” have turned against us – from Hussein Obama to Merkel. Merkel’s Germany is being plagued on a Biblical scale by violent “refugees.”
During new years celebrations in Germany scores of native women were assaulted and molested by immigrant invaders. Merkel’s police did nothing. When the oppressed women later protested, Merkel sent the Polizi in force to disperse the protestors.
Merkel’s days are numbered as are most of Europe’s treasonous leader’s. Europeans are sick and tired of being victimized by Islamic savages and by their own governments. The results may not be pretty.
Lies versus reality.
Stop supporting these degenerate monsters. Ignore their election year rhetoric. See them for what they are – thieves, enablers, destroyers, murderers. It’s their convenient lies versus our harsh reality.
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About twenty years ago Newt Gingrich and the Republican party foisted upon the people something called “the contact with America.” It was a typical hollow pledge to do great things – cut the budget, reduce debt, make life freer and happier, etc. It was a gimmick and for that purpose only it was a success. I think every single provision failed. In fact, we got the exact opposite – less freedom but more of everything else government.
The masses love a good gimmick. They also have short memories. This makes for good political sport. As carnival goers flock to one rigged, losing game after another so do the people cheerfully fall for a never-ending assortment of grandiose election schemes.
All this leads me to Jonathan the Tortoise. At age 183 this remarkable reptile is the world’s oldest living animal. Over the long-span of his blissful, apple eating life Jonathan has outlasted dozens or scores of Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congresses, Kings, Queens and various other con artists and criminals. Maybe by the time the spry, jolly turtle turns 283 the world will have outgrown the foolishness of the state.
All this leads me, back around from Jonathan, to the current governor of Texas, Greg Abbott. Greg has proposed the nuclear option of the political gimmick world – a Constitutional Convention.
Actually he has called for a convention of the states which is really the same thing but substitutes idiots in Congress with idiots in state capitals. It’s in Article Five of the old parchment.
“If we are going to fight for, protect and hand on to the next generation, the freedom that [President] Reagan spoke of … then we have to take the lead to restore the rule of law in America,” Greg said to a gathering of policy hacks in the Lone Star State. He proposed to restore that rule of law by adding yet more laws. (What’s a little more sand on the beach?)
His proposal itself ran on for 70 pages and outlined a host of new Constitutional Amendments (more laws). Tully once reminded us that more laws mean less justice. Truly, it only ever results in more government. Fuel on the fire and such.
I would happily support, even participate in, a convention if its sole purpose was to abolish the United States. Of course, even that would only buy a few generations of liberty. People like government and heaps of it. Anyway, here’s a look at Greg’s potential amendments and what they would and wouldn’t do. (All following proposals taken from Dallasnews.com; my remarks italicized).
Prohibit congress from regulating activity that occurs wholly within one state. We already have this protection; it just doesn’t work. Congress can only regulate activities affecting interstate commerce which, over the past century, has been defined as anything. Stating something twice does not deter tyranny.
Require Congress to balance its budget. I almost like this one but I imagine there would be no controls on the amount of the budget nor on how the balancing might be achieved. The thieves could always print money or pile on more taxes as necessary and without end. If the current state system must be maintained, then a better limit would be to ban debt, establish a private gold currency, and abolish taxation completely. In other words, and as it once was, Washington would be left to beg the states or the people for funding without guaranteed results.
Prohibit administrative agencies from creating federal law.
Prohibit administrative agencies from preempting state law. These agencies are not allowed under the Constitution in the first place. Better to put an end to them and their Byzantine rules altogether.
Allow a two-thirds majority of the states to override a U.S. Supreme Court decision. Congress has the power to override the Court or even preempt it as is. It just doesn’t use the power. The States gave up their claim on Congress via the 17th Amendment. States would be free to ignore Court decisions but that might endanger their federal funding. They gave up their money with the 16th Amendment. Almost like a plan or something.
Require a seven-justice super-majority vote for U.S. Supreme Court decisions that invalidate a democratically enacted law. See my answer immediately above. Also, every once in a while the Supreme Court needs to rule on important Constitutional issues, democratic or not. Democracy, mob-rule with a fancy name, should be shunned in civilized places.
Restore the balance of power between the federal and state governments by limiting the former to the powers expressly delegated to it in the Constitution. This might mean repealing 16 and 17 Amendments. It might also mean the exact same as the 10th. The Empire is already so limited on paper, by law. Again, there is no magic in redundancy.
Give state officials the power to sue in federal court when federal officials overstep their bounds. Proper redress under the existing law is carried out in Congress. On paper, that is. In reality, there is no redress. Given the self-imposed legal interference I noted previously, I do not see the value in shifting venue between the branches. Also, as Greg seems to have an aversion to federal courts, this one seems self-defeating.
Allow a two-thirds majority of the states to override a federal law or regulation. I think I’ve covered this already. Those states have essentially given up their authority for cheap federal fiat money. It’s called getting what you pay for. Any state is free to override or ignore any act of Congress it finds offensive. However, the cost is generally prohibitive, monetarily speaking. A really offended state is free to leave the union. But, then, there was the long, painful lesson of 1861-1865.
Another thing to consider is the woeful quality of the people who might attend and vote in the convention. The men who debated the Constitution of old may just as well done so eons ago on a planet long destroyed in some celestial cataclysm. People today obtain their worldview from babbling, paid for nitwits on television. Their “representatives” are the most loathsome, self-absorbed, and corrupt rodents to emerge from the political sewer since Roman times. Knowing who these people are there is no knowing what evil they might do given the chance.
As I have repeated here, repeatedly, repeating laws and policies does not make them stick. It just gives the vampire class more to feed on. One hundred years hence some other governor would likely call, again, for the same failed limitations already set forth in the failed Constitution. Einstein and insanity or something similar.
It would be refreshing if this turned out to be an honest effort, misguided as it seems. I judge this a gimmick and unlikely to survive November’s slave suggestion box election. But for my reminder who would remember the GOP’s Contract? At any rate, these conventions move at a snail’s pace. It’s more likely than not the next big change in American law will be the implementation of Sharia.
Long live Jonathan!
Jonathan and friend. Dailymail. I would trust this dinosaur with my government more than any current politician.
I love watching the approach of a good storm and I always have. The sky darkens, the wind blows, and a host of somber, threatening textures and colors ravage the moving airs. It’s fascinating stuff. If I can I watch until the rain and lightning start. There’s an element of danger. Lightening and winds pose the very real possibility of damage. It’s the lightening that will run me inside at the last.
Human affairs often mimic nature. I have observed the coming and going of many storms, political, economic, and societal. There’s a big one brewing at present. I have been watching it for a few years now. This one behaves funny. It ebbs and flows on the horizon without yet striking in force. It gathers strength. I discern a counterclockwise rotation of tremendous magnitude.
Little (and not so small) signs of the storm are everywhere. Here are two I saw just this week.
The official lie is that our economy is as strong as ever. Odd, then, we are meeting most indicators of a recession. The official liars never call a recession until it’s about six months old. Considering the fact the was no recovery – only a postponing – from the last financial crisis one wonders what happen once this one breaks.
2016 hasn’t been the best year for Wall Street so far. Actually it looks rather poor for all markets around the world. Even the establishment hacks begin to murmur of bubbles – everywhere.
If the financial gurus notice the clouds, the self-absorbed idiot politicians do not. Their psychotic fantasies turn into more storm clouds for the rest of us.
Two days ago Hussein Obama, who swore an oath to uphold the law, vowed to break the law in his quest to rid America of phantom gun violence. That’s the cycle of government business: find a non issue and declare it a problem; solve the non-problem in a way that creates new problems; offer to solve those; repeat repeatedly.
Master politicians like Hussein like to roll multiple problem-solutions together for maximum effect and damage. In the same week he proposed breaking the law in order to encroach on gun rights the President has announced he wants to house illegal immigrants at various military bases around the country.
Hussein el Obama is charged legally to deport illegal invaders. By ignoring the law he becomes the law. Like a weepy king or something.
Obama has made it clear he wants more foreigners in America, legal or not – especially those sharing his Muslim heritage.
His plans make sense in a perverted way. Housing illegal invaders at military bases will theoretically make it logistically easier for the likes of MS 13 and ISIS to obtain weapons for their respective campaigns against America. At the same time Americans will be disarmed making them much softer targets. If the idea is to wreck the country, then this is a brilliant strategy.
Add to that the economy and overall societal decay and you have a magnificent supercell. Enjoy the spectacle if you can but do mind the lightning and the winds.
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As predicted here President Obama yesterday rolled out his “common sense” gun control edict. Edict it was, without any representative pretense. I saw a teary-eyed man surrounded by myrmidons issue a royal proclamation. Since the earliest days of the Old Republic chief executives have crafted executive orders needed to carry out the laws enacted by Congress. But, then, there was a distinction. Laws were debated and passed by the legislature nominally accountable to the people. Presidents issued orders concerning either compliance with those laws or with the very few duties existing in Article Two of the Constitution.
Today Congress rams through secret spending boondoggles that no one has read and no one outside of Washington and New York needs or wants. Members of the House and Senate live in their own little world far removed from reality. The current crop of pitiful presidents, of whom Barry is merely the latest, fill in the governing gaps with a series of orders which are in effect law. As with the actual legislation from Congress the executive orders are occasionally reviewed by the corrupt, incompetent courts. More often than not the black-robed sorcerers give deference to the political branches by allowing these fascist decrees to stand.
The Constitution slowly rots under glass. The people slowly rot amid their televisions, sports, fast food, and disability applications. Nothing remains of the old America except for old John Wayne movies and the proliferation of private firearms. At any other time in history this latter relic would be of utmost concern to the hellish legions of political scum.
The Second Amendment has been firmly if inexplicably cemented into the legal and political fabric of the nation. And everyone is armed – heavily. Not that it really matters. The most heavily armed people in the world have proven themselves unwilling or incapable of using their vast potential to fight tyranny. Disarmament is the final plank of the Communist manifesto needed to complete the conquest of the United States. However, by dumbing themselves down and by being fervently preoccupied with perpetual nonsense the people have rendered obsolete this otherwise crucial step. It’s as bizarre as any plot from The Twilight Zone.
Bizarre too was Hussein Obama’s Tuesday performance. I’m confident Barry and his clan of leeches and roaches would love to confiscate all private arms. But, again, he doesn’t have to. The people obviously are madly in love with the government and are willing, nay demanding, of any manner of deprivation.
So it was that the Whitehouse debuted some of the weakest gun control every seen. It was introduced in as weak a fashion possible too.
Obama channeled his inner John Boo-Hoo Boenher while a host of unemployable sycophants looked on in vacuous approval. CNN.
All of this was scripted and predictable. A corrupt politician seizes on a non-issue (gun violence). Grown men and women who should otherwise be at work gather in solemn support. The political rodent cries about the deaths of a few children (tragic, yes) but his tears are hypocritical. The same man uses his military to murder other children while signing legislation funding an industry that murders a million more babies each year. The loyal opposition is neither. The comatose people remain unconcerned and uneducated.
And he cried. Tears. A man cried on television while breaking the law. Cried. George Washington never cried that we know of. Putin does not resort to tears. ISIS must have laughed at this pathetic spectacle. The delivery is one reason I say this program is weak. Another is the minimalist, chipping-away nature of the plan.
Some of Obama’s garbage may be dismissed by the courts or over-ridden by Congress. It all should be. It’s all unconstitutional and illegal. However, I imagine some will remain intact and what survives will serve as precedent and a building block for further incremental infringement. This is the insidious side of the fiat decree. What the rats cannot accomplish by a serious ban of guns they will attempt through a series of small reforms.
The Whitehouse claims: “President Obama has a responsibility to do everything in his power to reduce gun violence.” The Constitution gives the President no such power. No mind. This claim is a lie; none of Obama’s proposals will hinder violence – only freedom.
As part of the lie the President uses some numerical smoke and mirrors:
Gun Violence in America: By the Numbers
MORE THAN 4 MILLION
Number of American victims of assaults, robberies, and other crimes involving a gun in the last decade
MORE THAN 30,000
Number of gun deaths in America each year
MORE THAN 20,000
Number of children under 18 killed by firearms over the last decade
MORE THAN 20,000
Number of Americans who commit suicide with a firearm each year
Number of law enforcement officers shot and killed by felons over the last decade
Number of days after which a gun dealer can sell a gun to an individual if a background check is not yet complete
So, based on these one-sided figures, Emperor Obama is taking action! Notice the use of numbers over a decade rather than by the year? Notice the lack of data on lives saved by guns? It’s over a million a year or 10 million each decade. These numbers are equivalent to the number of children killed in abortion clinics or the number of violent jihadis Obama would like to import. Of course presenting all sides of the equation wouldn’t help the agenda. All lies, remember, in order to curtail freedom. Gun control does nothing to stop gun crimes. The government wants more crime so as to justify its continued existence.
If they wanted less crime and less violence they would concentrate on enforcing laws against real crimes (murder, rape, etc.) and not on plants, tax form irregularities and speed limits. They would stop stirring up terrorists only to ship as many as possible to America. They would stop murdering babies. That’s not the plan. The plan is to further burden innocent people.
Here’s how it may work out for us. Currently all gun sales by federally licensed dealers are subject to regulation and background checks. All of this violates the Second Amendment but more on that another day. Private gun sales are subject to nothing. That’s about to change. Obama is intent on unilaterally redefining what or who constitutes a dealer requiring a license and copious red tape. Want to sell or give a gun to your son, friend, or the dude on Craigslist? Just one gun? Congratulations! You are now a gun dealer! Ready your checkbook. The licensing process ain’t cheap.
Obama will also dramatically expand the ranks of those prohibited from owning guns via two steps. First, Obama and his cronies will order doctors to violate federal law (HIPPA) by reporting “mentally ill” patients to the FBI. The definition of mental illness will be left to unelected and unaccountable beaurocrats. Abuse will be rank. The FBI and the ATF will swoop in to seize weapons from those deemed mentally defective.
Certain Social Security recipients will also be stripped of their rights and their guns. The theory is that those deemed incapable of making certain financial decisions should also be deemed too dangerous to own guns. Who does the deeming and under what circumstances remains to be seen. This will address the epidemic of nursing home shootings you’ve heard nothing about.
Current illegal law restricts those convicted of felonies or adjudicated by a court to be psychotic. These restrictions are based on laws passed by the legislature not by one sick, crying man’s order. I say they are illegal because they are. They came about in the 20th Century in violation of the Second Amendment. If someone is so dangerous due to illness, defect, or criminal predilection, then they should be locked away somewhere. If released into free society, they should be free.
As problematic as the current law is at least it was passed through the legal process. It also requires Due Process. A felon must be convicted. The deranged must be legally declared so. It requires a trial or a hearing. It depends on legal representation, confrontation of witnesses, evidence, and an appeals process. Law and order stuff. The coming program will be based on whim.
Some pencil pusher will decide who is unfit to bear arms based on whatever factors the pusher sees as appropriate. Stormtroopers will be dispatched to forcibly disarm the victims or kill them if they “resist.” Should a victim survive it will be incumbent upon him to appeal the beaurocrat’s decision. He will bear all the costs and burdens of proof in this uphill battle. He, presumed innocent until proven guilty, will have to prove his innocence to a degenerate system.
This will all start small and slow. Tyranny usually does so begin. Some provisions may fall in court. However, if these reforms are tolerated, more and more will follow. Beaurocratic expansion is a constant.
Will this be tolerated? The NRA and the State of Texas have already murmured against the plan. Yet, I suspect the majority of our citizens will do nothing because they know nothing. Legal reality interferes with the fun of reality television and other trappings of modern stupidity.
The government and political establishment are counting on you to be complacent. The control freaks on the left will expect your appreciation for being shielded from nothing. The charlatans on the right will expect your votes so they can “fix” things. If placated, both will get what they want and collectively do nothing except more of the same.
A brave few will resist. A few more will cheer what they wrongly perceive as protection from the violent. Most will remain blissfully ignorant. Where do you fall?
I tried to get this one out for Christmas 2013 and failed. Then I missed 2014. Now I see that 2015 slipped by me too. This past Christmas I had a good excuse. The entire month of December where I live was exactly 70 degrees day and night. It rained every day. It felt more like spring monsoon season than the holidays.
No more excuses. Let’s pretend it’s still Christmas. In less than twelve months it will be. It will be holiday beer time. You can still cash in with January.
I classify the seasons in terms of ale. Spring ramps up to summer with cool, refreshing beers like Founder’s All Day IPA and Sweetwater 420. A trip to the beach or a round of yard work calls for Coronas – with or without the lime. Autumn brings in the darker, stronger stuff and those pumpkiny delights like Sam Adams Fat Jack.
Then the holidays come. Christmas specials carry over into winter. Festive ales with jolly names give way to stout, fireside ready brews – draughts to keep the chill at bay.
I recommend the following holiday beers in no particular order. Just get ye to a decent liquor store and investigate the possibilities. Those of the pilsner swilling school, please stop reading here (if you’ve made it this far). This article is about taste not low quality and high quantity. Here goes:
My title here was once the name of Sam Adams’s outstanding Gingerbread Stout. After the 2012 inauguration they renamed the stuff Merry Maker. Same beer. And what a beer! It’s a holiday seasonal but at 9% ABV this excellent stout will easily store until summer. The awesome taste – sweet, malty, and spiced – is best enjoyed at cellar temperature (many Sams need to be ice-cold for proper enjoyment). Try it next season. Stock up.
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Sam Adams also offers their Holiday Porter and Old Fezziwig Ale as part of their limited-time holiday variety pack. Both are incredible and make perfect companions for a good cigar.
The SA Winter Lager is an old favorite too.
Lest this become a Samuel Adams commercial, let me recommend a few others: R.J. Rocker’s First Snow Ale, Blue Point Brewing’s Winter Ale, Rogue Santa’s Private Reserve, New Belgium’s Snow Day (name subject to change year by year), Abita Christmas Ale, Blue Moon Winter and many, many others.
Some of these fantastic brews are light. Some are dark beauties. Some are stronger, higher gravity than others. Most are sweet with hints of yummy holiday spices. All are delicious. Halfway through one the mind second guesses the wisdom of their limited release nature. Why not all year? Everyday? There’s a reason for this. Imagine a 95 degree Florida day with a sweet malt instead of the lime bottle. It wouldn’t be the same. And perish the thought these masterpieces should ever become mundane. It’s all about moderation. It’s about the season.
The outside air is bitterly cold. Maybe snow lies upon the ground. The children are playing with abandon. The women folk chatter away. Another good steak or shepard’s pie or some other solid fare has been consumed. A roaring fire crackles in defiance of the deathly chill evening. An overworked gentleman counts his blessings. He peruses the humidor for the right smoke. He needs only the right ale or porter to perfect the night. Holiday cheer with a holiday beer.
Merry mischief to all and to all a good ale!
Alabama and Clemson are on a collision course for the College Football Championship. That’s good. The administration is on a collision course with the Second Amendment. That’s bad. Sorry, no Archie Campbell funnies to follow.
Hussein Obama has a list of new years resolutions at the top of which is banning guns. He can’t do it outright: the law and 100 million armed Americans are against him. But he will try to sneak in a few executive orders in an attempt to abridge your rights.
His efforts, coming next week, are aimed at closing loopholes (aka the law) by placing more innocent people under the government’s microscope. The government is nothing more than a giant series of lies.
Hussein Obama claims he wants to combat gun violence, that he will preserve the right to bear arms while keeping arms out of the hands of an “irresponsible, dangerous few.” Lies. Smoke and mirrors. He wants more state control over guns, your life and everything else.
If he wanted to stop the irresponsible and dangerous he would disband the standing army and disarm federal agents. Better yet he would start to dismantle the government entirely. It serves no honest, legitimate purpose. If he wanted to combat gun violence he would try to get more people to carry guns in more places. An armed society is more polite and far safer than the alternative.
The people are justifiably concerned about terrorists. If Obama cared he would round up and deport, imprison or execute the terrorists. He dies not care. At all. He wants more jihadi savages in America so he will import more, many more.
He wants more foreigners period. He wants more visas for them and less jobs for you – no jobs, really.
If the foreigners can’t come here, then he will ship the jobs and money to them, i.e. ObamaTrade.
And, what will the beloved Republicans do about all this? Not nothing. No. They will go right along with the plan. Paul “Blackbeard” Ryan and company have consistently supported Obama’s health care tax, his budgets, his wars, his spying, his job-destroying trade programs, his immigrant, terrorism invasion, and anything else he wants. It is what they want. More power, less freedom.
The gun rules and the visa swarm may end up in court. The black-robed Sayers will be thrilled to have something to do. The problem is that, as with any bi-polar person or group, there’s just no telling what they will do once the mess hits the bench.
No money, no jobs, no guns, no liberty: Happy new year from your psychotic friends in D.C.