Obama Already Getting More Flexible For Putin: Planning to Seize Control of Our Defenses?

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Obama found his private moment of political candor caught by a live microphone on Monday as he told President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Russia that he would have “more flexibility” to negotiate on the delicate issue of missile defense after the November election, which Mr. Obama apparently feels confident he will win. Enlarge This Image Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press President Obama drew attention for a remark to Dmitri Medvedev.

How is it even possible that this man could get caught saying something like this on a hot mic and still get reelected President of the United States? What is wrong with people?

Via William Bigelow at Breitbart.com:

In an attempt to seize total control over national security and bypass congress, a frightening new step by the Obama Administration is coming into play. As noted in Friday’s Wall Street Journal in an op-ed by John Bolton and John Woo, a State Department advisory group that is run by former Secretary of Defense William Perry is advising that the U.S. and Russia both reduce nuclear weapons without a treaty, as a treaty would require ratification by Congress. This would allow Obama and his executive branch to unilaterally cut our nuclear weaponry and ignore the treaty clause of the Constitution.

As Bolton and Woo point out, the US has a greater global responsibility than Russia; Iran and North Korea, neither of which is far from Russian interests, can only be countered by U.S. military strength. In addition, they note that Russia is not a trustworthy partner in weapons reduction; it has violated many arms-control agreements, such as the 1991 Presidential Nuclear Initiatives.

Some of the inherent problems in the seizure by this executive branch of decision-making power is Barack Obama’s desire to deeply cut our nuclear forces. A joint decision with Russia would place long-term limits on our cache of arms, thus placing constraints on us catching up if Russia decides to go ahead and build and the blurring of the lines deliberately drawn by the Constitution’s Framers separating the executive and legislative branches power.

Obama has made no secret of his desire to dismantle our nuclear capacity; the New Start Treaty he championed in 2011 forced the U.S. to observe a ceiling of 700 strategic delivery vehicles and 1,550 strategic warheads, and this past March he stated his desire to cut our arsenal further:

“ … a step we have never taken before – reducing not only our strategic nuclear warheads but also tactical weapons and warheads in reserve.”

It is naïve to assume that Obama is simply blind to the results of his actions and trusts the world around him to act with generosity. There has been too much evidence of Russia’s support of Iran’s nuclear weapons program, and Russia has cunningly avoided supporting sanctions on North Korea for its rocket launches; in December, Georgy Toloraya, Director of Korean Research at the Institute of Economics, simply said:

“In Russia we believe that resolutions must be observed and UN decisions must be implemented. We think that North Korea has the right for space explorations but only after all the issues linked with the UN sanctions banning rocket launches with the use of ballistic technologies are settled. It is necessary to divide two aspects – we support the discussion of the rocket launch issue by the UN Security Council but we don’t think that this must automatically mean tougher sanctions against Pyongyang.”

Obama knows all this. His step-by-step evisceration of the United States is not confined to its economic system but its national defense as well.

Trevor Loudon weighs in:

I go a little further. I say that Obama is happy to wreck the US economy, because this will enable him to completely destroy US military defensive capability. This is the REAL agenda of the left. The people Obama has worked with his entire life.

Four more years of Obama may well bring America to the point of no return.

If Obama is allowed to realize the Davis/Palmer/Ayers/Dohrn vision of a militarily impotent America , Americans will be faced with two very harsh choices.

Lay down your arms, and give up your sovereignty, to a United Nations world superstate.

Or face the combined military might of Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, possibly Pakistan, Indonesia, and Brazil, and several other countries…with hardly a friend in the world to come to your aid.

Keep your powder dry.

Is there nothing Congress can do? The country can not survive another four years of this guy.

In other Democrat Fascist News news:

Via NRA IL: URGENT: Illinois Legislature to Attempt Passage of Gun Ban THIS WEEK:

URGENT: Illinois Anti-Gun Legislators That YOU Voted Out of Office to Use Their Last Remaining Days in Legislature Exploiting Lame Duck Session and Holiday Break To Impose a Draconian Gun Ban 

The NRA-ILA has just learned that anti-gun legislators backed by Governor Quinn are deceptively trying to sneak through a new draconian gun ban as early as Wednesday while the legislature convenes for the Lame Duck Session from January 2 to 9.   You voted many of these anti-gun legislators out of office, and now, in their last days as law makers, they want to quietly trample on the rights of all law-abiding gun owners in Illinois.  It is imperative that you contact your state legislators IMMEDIATELY and continue to do so over the next few days.  The Lame Duck Session will end on January 9, so this bill will be moving at lightning speed through both the House and Senate, with very little time to spare.  Your phone call or email will play an important role in halting this assault on your Second Amendment rights. 

American Thinker: The Socialist Mind Game: A Brief Manual:

Conservatives have their Constitution.  Progressives have their Narrative.  The current battle for America is between these two concepts, and each side uses different rules to fight it.

One set of rules is consistent with an unchanging objective: limited government and individual freedoms.  The other side’s rules are as fickle as their goals, which are never fully disclosed beyond the equivocal references to fairness and hyphenated forms of justice.  They will have to remain vague and deny their true allegiances until a time when American voters will no longer squirm at the word “socialism.”

And yet spotting them isn’t that hard.  As a bird is known by his feathers, socialists are known by their Game.

First tried and mastered in the USSR, the Game has since been popularized around the world, assuming various forms, names, and colors — from red to brown to green.  It is now taking hold in the United States under the blue web banners of Obama’s campaign infomercials.

The laws of society and human nature are such that socialism can only be achieved through a certain sequence of steps and manipulations.  For instance, the only way to attain material equality is to confiscate someone’s property and give it to others.  That necessitates a centralized mechanism of coercion, redistribution, and control.  Such a system gives extraordinary corrupting powers to a small centralized elite, while turning the rest of the citizenry into a compliant, obsequious herd.

All those who claimed they can do it differently were doomed to retrace the same path.  Once you unleash the ancient powers of collectivism, you have only two options: control the human herd or be trampled underfoot.

Drawing blood is always an option, but there’s also a “cleaner” way to control the crowds by manipulating their minds with the cattle prods of collectivist morals and a fictional narrative that supplants the reality.

Read the rest of this excellent piece by Oleg Atbashian  of ThePeoplesCube.com.

Auld Lang Syne (Video)

This is a special yuletide performance of Molly’s Revenge featuring guest vocalist Moira Smiley. Moira sang two versions back-to-back of Auld Lang Syne, the first one being the original Robert Burns melody, which happens to be my favorite version:

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Video: Charles Krauthammer Blasts Obama For His “Incredible Arrogance”, Says He Wants to Go Over the Cliff

Leave it to Charles Krauthammer to put Obama’s too cute by half campaign appearance masquerading as a press conference, Monday, into perspective. The Hammer was in rare form Monday night on Fox News’  Special Report as he blasted the President for displaying “incredible arrogance” at such a crucial moment during the very delicate negotiations –  “hovering benignly at an Olympian level above the fray where the children are playing in the sandbox” asking everyone to be reasonable  as if he “just arrived in Washington on a tourist visa.”

“He ridicules the Congress,he spikes the football on the Republicans, he rubs in the fact that they were resisting a raise in rates and that he made them do it.”

Krauthammer is thinking what a lot of Republicans are thinking tonight – Obama wants to go over the cliff so he can blame Republicans for it.  Can there be any other explanation for such a ridiculous display of arrogance?

SEE ALSO:

Mike Flynn, Big Government: Obama Scuttles ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Deal?

Even though he has come off his last campaign for political office, President Obama acted like a candidate on the campaign trail–one prepared to use whatever political capital he had accumulated to take shots at the opposition in Congress at the very moment leaders from both sides are trying to work together.

Less a President, Obama behaved more like an ESPN talking-head making fun of RG III’s knee injury.

Obama’s address, which you can watch below, was held basically to announce that some other people are working on solving the “fiscal cliff” crisis. They are close, Obama reported, but they aren’t quite there yet. He then proceeded to make some jokes about Congress, to warm applause from his selected audience. Smug doesn’t come close to capturing the true nature of his tone.

The Blaze: President Obama’s Bizarre & Widely Panned New Year’s Eve Presser on Fiscal Cliff

A round-up of reactions on Twitter.

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CNS News: Obama: ‘I Cut Spending by Over a Trillion Dollars in 2011’:

Appearing on NBCs “Meet the Press” on Sunday, President Barack Obama said that he cut spending by

more than $1 trillion in 2011. However, the White House Office of Management and Budget says that federal spending increased by $147 billion from fiscal 2010 to fiscal 2011.

Red Alert: Votes Needed in Blogress Diva Awards

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Whoa whoa whoa, what’s this? The Gay Patriot blog is holding its annual Blogress Diva Awards poll, and yours truly has been nominated…

In addition to bestowing the Ethel, for the Grande Conservative Blogress Diva, they  will also be electing the Conservative Blogress Regent, also known as the Agnes (or Endora) and the Conservative Blogress in Waiting or Lucy, each named for a conservative or Republican diva.

It’s all so exciting I can hardly breathe.

Here’s the list of contenders:

You might want to go over there and vote (for me.) It would be nice if I could make it into the double digits…

 

Nice Deb’s Top Ten Posts of 2012

It’s that festive time of year again – New Year’s Eve  – which means only one thing in blogdom…

That’s right, top 10 lists!

So without further ado, here are my ten most popular posts for 2012.

(As always, just because a post got traffic here, doesn’t mean it was a big story in the MSM.)

10. Awkward: Obama Speech at Fort Bliss Met With Silence or Tepid Applause (Video) September, 1, 2012:

Via Neil Munro, of The Daily Caller:

President Barack Obama was greeted with fleeting applause and extended periods of silence as he offered profuse praise to soldiers and their families during an Aug. 31 speech in Fort Bliss, Texas.

His praise for the soldiers — and for his own national-security policies — won cheers from only a small proportion of the soldiers and families in the cavernous aircraft-hanger.

The audience remains quiet even when the commander-in-chief thanked the soldiers’ families, and cited the 198 deaths of their comrades in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The audience’s reaction was so flat that the president tried twice to elicit a reaction from the crowd.

“Hey, I hear you,” he said amid silence.

The selected soldiers who were arrayed behind the president sat quietly throughout the speech.

CNN and MSNBC ended their coverage of the speech before it was half-over.

The video is actually painful to watch.

Linked by Michelle Malkin.

9. The Romney Dog Nontrovesy and Obama’s History of Eating Dogmeat April, 18, 2012 :

A little Alinsky Rule #5 or “hoisting them on their own petards” was gleefully deployed, here.   With every attack the Obami made on Romney, there was something 10 times worse we could have hit Obama on – if only the Republican establishment had agreed to take the kid gloves off.

Doggone it – it looks like another fake lib narrative is about to bite the dust….

From Chapter Two From Dreams From My Father:

 “With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.”

Doh! Has PETA heard about this?

Should we start a Dogs Against Obama website?

This one was retweeted and facebooked – it also gets google image traffic because of the awesome pic I selected for the post:

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8. Obama Poised to Betray America Through 4 UN Treaties (Video) February, 3, 2012:

Dick Morris is sounding the alarm about four uttely heinous UN treaties that are currently under consideration by the Obama administration that would surrender our sovereignty, cede power to go to war to the UN,  enact gun control, and tell us how to raise our children, if ratified by the Senate. These are treaties that the Bush administration and even Clinton administration would never have considered, but as the most radical  administration in American history enters it’s last year, all stars are in alignment for it to happen.

The good news is, he now has four more years to make it all happen.

Linked by Doug Ross in Larwyn’s Links also heavily tweeted and facebooked.

7. The Narcissist in Chief Strikes Again August, 31, 2012:

Gad….who can forget Obama’s sophomoric reaction to Clint Eastwood’s  RNC speech?

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In the insular world of the hard left – this is thought of as a “deft”, “snarky”, “cheeky” response from an administration that has always been “adept” at social media.

To me, and I think a lot of Americans – it looks petty and narcissistic. Why would the President want to get into a petty pissing match with a movie legend who is loved by Americans of all political stripes?

Linked by Michelle Malkin, and  American Power, and Ace of Spades, and Doug Ross,  and RWN.

6. I Think I Know What You Did, There, Andrew Breitbart February, 16, 2012:

My thoughts on the late great Andrew Breitbart’s flamboyant antics at CPAC, last Feb.

After Andrew Breitbart’s Friday night “meltdown” in front of the occupiers, (the video of which went viral soon after), I told Verum Serum’s, John Sexton – “yes, he looks unhinged (to a comical degree) in the video, but he didn’t ‘lose it’.  Wait and see – there’s a method to his madness.” It looked to me that he was trying to create a YouTube moment in order to push the #occupyrape issue into the public’s consciousness because it was being ignored by the MSM. I also noted I wouldn’t be surprised if part of the clip was used in the new Citizens United movie, “Occupy Unmasked”.

Well, several lib commentators dutifully stepped up to the plate and swung wildly. Most notably Keith Olbermann.

I can’t tell you how profoundly sad it makes me to know that all conservative conferences I’ll be attending from now on will be sans this remarkable man.

Linked by AoSHQ in Headlines.

5. Pic of the Day: Obama’s Sealed RecordsMay, 20, 2012:

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This issue causes a lot of teeth gnashing on the left. Obviously, we need to keep hitting Obama on it.

Linked by Theo Spark, and Doug Ross, this one was also heavily retweeted and facebooked.

4. Voter Fraud Alert!: Obama Supporter in NC Brags on Facebook About Voting Multiple Times To Save Country From RomneyNovember, 3, 2012:

Remember this?

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Whatever happened to that guy? He said it was all a big joke (ha-ha). Did anyone investigate, or did they just take his word for it?

Linked by Right Wing News, and Doug Ross – also heavily retweeted and facebooked.

3. Video: Trevor Loudon Explains Communist Infiltration In The United StatesMarch, 13, 2012:

Just me doing my part to spread information so awful – most people refuse to believe it.

If you’ve got about an hour to spare, you would do well to sit through this talk Trevor Loudon recently gave to the Ocean County, NJ Tea Party about the history of Communist infiltration throughout the world, and especially here in America where they finally managed to get one of their own into the White House. Much of this you have heard before, but the facts have never been put together like you see here.

Terrifying, but edifying.

Linked by  Commieblaster, it was also heavily retweeted and facebooked.

2. Obama and Romney Neck in Neck in OH Poll… WITH D+10 SAMPLE! September, 24, 2012

This looked so hopeful:

This information came at the very end of the Gravis Marketing/Capitol Correspondent Ohio 2012 Presidential Survey, but I’m going to go ahead and post it right up front:

Survey of  594 likely voters was conducted September 21-22, 2012.  The margin of error is +/- 4.3 percentage points.  Party ID: 41.4% Democrat; 31.1% Republican; 27.5% Independent/Other.  Results from the poll conducted September 7-8, 2012 are in curly brackets.  Results from the poll conducted September 2, 2012 are in square brackets.  Results from the poll conducted August 27, 2012 are in parentheses.

  • Barack Obama-Joe Biden 45.2% {47.27%} [43.7%] (45.3%)
  • Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan 44.3% {43.19%} [46.8%] (44.4%)
  • Other/Unsure 10.4% {9.54%} [9.5%] (10.3%)

This came at a time when all the polls were showing Obama breaking away and the media narrative was Romney had no chance.

In the end, Obama won Ohio using the ugliest of tactics, 51% – 48%.

Linked by @rdbrewer4 at Ace of Apades HQ, Instapundit, Michelle Malkin, Doug Ross, also heavily retweeted and facebooked.

1. The Sad and Tawdry Line-up for the Democrat Convention in Charlotte, August, 30, 2012:

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The line up for the Democrat Convention consisted of toxic progs like Sebelius, Barbara Lee, Gov. O’Malley, Barbara Mikulski and Salazar to repugnant has beens like  Jimmah, BJ, and Lurch, not to mention one reviled political opportunist, Charlie Crist, and one very unappealing vagina advocate, Sandra Fluke. It looked to me like it would be a trainwreck.

But apparently to the low info drones who propelled Obama to victory, it was pure awesomeness.

We’ve got a long four years ahead of us, folks.

Linked by Doug Ross, and Linkiest, and  Instapundit.

Judge Jeanine Pirro: Obama Doubled Down on the YouTube Video Lie (Video)

In case you missed Justice with Jeanine over the weekend. Her weekend  show on Fox is essential viewing for anyone who’s interested in getting to the bottom of Benghazigate.

And mincing no words, she charged that on Meet the Press, yesterday, Obama doubled down on the lie perpetuated by UN Ambassador, Susan Rice. After a review of the regime’s disinformation campaign about the attack, Pirro had Republican Congressman,  Jason  Chaffetz (UT) on as a guest to address, among other things, the fact that no one at the State Dept (including Hillary) has been held accountable:

Video via Massteaparty

What about those State Dept officials who the President said were held accountable, yet are still on the payroll? Pirro had on Fox News Military Analyst, Col. Hunt and former State Dept Senior Advisor, Christian Whiton to discuss this outrageous state of affairs.

Let me ask you this, have you ever heard of anything like this, before, where  –  the President goes on television as says, “they have been held accountable” –  PAST TENSE – meanwhile, the only person in jail is the person who made the video…What’s going on at the State Dept?

Video via Massteaparty

Yes, Fascism Has Come to America

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Mark Levin recently wrote on his Facebook page: Is the Democrat Party becoming a fascist party?

I’m starting to think the Democrat Party should rename itself the Fascist Party.  Its love of an all powerful, centralized government, and contempt for independent, successful individuals, are traits of a fascist mentality.

Yes, of course, we are living through fascist times.

A political regime, usually totalitarian……ideologically based on centralized government……government control of business……repression of criticism or opposition……a leader cult……and exalting the state…above individual rights.

Sound familiar?

I no longer wonder how so many people who lived during Hitler’s evil reign of terror could have gone along with the unimaginable inhumanity of Naziism. I used to wonder about it. Not anymore.

I see horrifyingly evil “opinions” expressed by fellow Americans every day on Twitter, and in comment sections of  blogs. They don’t just disagree with conservatives – they want us to shut up, lose our jobs,  be financially ruined,  or to drop dead. They actually root for Republicans to die, and when they do die, the ghouls celebrate their deaths.  Not just one or two weirdos engage in this behavior – huge packs of them do.

Blogger, SaberPoint writes:

 I do not recognize this leftist human scum as fellow citizens, but as traitors, agents of hostile foreign powers and ideologies.

Their hatred of all things conservative is real and unhinged and it’s stoked by a Commander in Chief whose M/O is to divide and conquer, and who never misses an opportunity to demonize his political opposition.

Charging one’s opponents with bad faith is the ultimate political ad hominem. It obviates argument, fact, logic, history. Conservatives resist Obama’s social-democratic, avowedly transformational agenda not just on principle but on empirical grounds, as well — the economic and moral unraveling of Europe’s social-democratic experiment, on display today from Athens to the streets of London.

Obama’s answer? He doesn’t even engage. That’s the point of these ugly accusations of bad faith. They are the equivalent of branding Republicans enemies of the people.

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Image via American Power

Many of Obama’s most loyal subjects would volunteer to drive the cattle cars –  they would operate the ovens for free.

His minions in the media have spent the last five years ruthlessly race-baiting anyone who disagrees with their precious first black President. No,  I won’t call him my President. I didn’t vote for him, and I oppose everything the he stands for. In twenty years, when people wonder what the hell happened to our freedoms, our quality of life – our dignity – I’ll be able to say, I had nothing to do with it – I fought it every step of the way.

Oh, that’s crazy talk, you say.

Who in their right mind could ever have foreseen a headline like this only four short years ago?: Obama Administration: We Can and Will Force Christians to Act Against Their Faith.

As the mandate now stands, the Greens must begin complying with it on Jan. 1. On Nov. 11, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton refused to grant a preliminary injunction to stop the mandate from being enforced on the Greens while the court decided their case on its merits. In his ruling on the injunction, Judge Heaton determined that the Greens were not likely to establish they had a right to “free exercise” of religion while operating Hobby Lobby.

‘[T]he court concludes plaintiffs have not established a likelihood of success as to their constitutional claims,” said Judge Heaton. “The corporations lack free exercise rights subject to being violated and, as the challenged statutes/regulations are neutral and of general applicability as contemplated by the constitutional standard, plaintiffs are unlikely to successfully establish a constitutional violation in any event.”

The Greens appealed their request for an injunction to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. A panel of two appeals court judges refused their plea. They then appealed to Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who sits over that circuit, and she declined to reverse the lower courts and issue an injunction.

When Sotomayor ruled against a preliminary injunction on Thursday, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is representing the Greens, issued a statement indicating that the Greens would not start complying with the mandate on Tuesday and that they would continue to pursue their case in federal court.

“Hobby Lobby will continue their appeal before the Tenth Circuit,” said Becket Fund General Counsel Kyle Duncan. “The Supreme Court merely decided not to get involved in the case at this time. It left open the possibility of review after their appeal is completed in the Tenth Circuit. The company will continue to provide health insurance to all qualified employees. To remain true to their faith, it is not their intention, as a company, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs.”

As the nation approaches the much publicized fiscal cliff, it also approaches a moral cliff: Will the Obama administration compel Christians to act against their faith? As of now, the answer seems plain: Starting Tuesday, it will.

And how are fellow Americans who agree with the HHS mandate reacting to the Green family’s moral dilemma?

They don’t see it as a religious liberty issue at all….

A YouTuber created a video featuring comments taken from a Huffpo comment section on a story about Hobby Lobby’s refusal to comply with the HHS mandate.  Somehow, for them,  the issue boils down to a comfortable slogan:  “freedom of choice” because leftists think in slogans. Christians don’t believe people should be able to make their own “choices.”

No, that doesn’t make sense and  has nothing to do with the subject at hand – Hobby Lobby employees still have “choices” but because the Green family doesn’t want to pay for all of them,  they are labeled “anti-choice”  so  liberal fascists can lustily root for the punishments the Regime is about to inflict on them guilt-free and without reservation..

 

SEE ALSO:

Fire Andrea Mitchell: Hobby Lobby shopping day – January 5 2013 – show your support for company being attacked by Obama regime for their religious beliefs

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Maggie’s Notebook: Hobby Lobby Fined $1.3M PER DAY Beginning January 1 2013: Sotomayor Defers to Muslim Inmate’s Belief – Refuses Emergency Injunction for Christian Family

Human Events; Hobby Lobby takes on $1.3m-per-day fines during PPACA appeal

Occupy White House Videos: Support the HOBBY LOBBY BUYCOTT, Jan 5!

Creeping Sharia: Obama judge: First Amendment for Muslim convict, not for Christian business owner

BeliefNet; She survived Hitler and wants to warn America:

“Next came gun registration. People were getting injured by guns. Hitler said that the real way to catch criminals (we still had a few) was by matching serial numbers on guns. Most citizens were law abiding and dutifully marched to the police station to register their firearms. Not long afterwards, the police said that it was best for everyone to turn in their guns. The authorities already knew who had them, so it was futile not to comply voluntarily.

“No more freedom of speech. Anyone who said something against the government was taken away. We knew many people who were arrested, not only Jews, but also priests and ministers who spoke up.“Totalitarianism didn’t come quickly, it took 5 years from 1938 until 1943, to realize full dictatorship in Austria. Had it happened overnight, my countrymen would have fought to the last breath. Instead, we had creeping gradualism. Now, our only weapons were broom handles. The whole idea sounds almost unbelievable that the state, little by little eroded our freedom.”

  A generation ago, Diane Feinstein’s proposed gun control bill (to photograph and fingerprint all gun owners) would have resulted in widespread outcry and alarm.  A day or so after its announcement, there is hardly a peep from the populace.
Stanislav Mishin, Pravda: Americans never give up your guns:
…it is about power and a total power over the people. There is a lot of desire to bad mouth the Tsar, particularly by the Communists, who claim he was a tyrant, and yet under him we were armed and under the progressives disarmed. Do not be fooled by a belief that progressives, leftists hate guns. Oh, no, they do not. What they hate is guns in the hands of those who are not marching in lock step of their ideology. They hate guns in the hands of those who think for themselves and do not obey without question. They hate guns in those whom they have slated for a barrel to the back of the ear.So, do not fall for the false promises and do not extinguish the light that is left to allow humanity a measure of self respect.

Obama on Republican Criticism of Susan Rice: “It’s All So Very Puzzling” (Video)

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Who does he think he’s fooling?

The President granted fellow traveler, David Gregory, a rare interview Sunday morning on Meet the Press – probably to show his appreciation for the hard work he did last week toeing the administration’s line on gun control. During the interview,  Obama told  Gregory that he was still “puzzled” by (what he called) “attacks” on U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, calling them “politically motivated.” Because, you see – in Obama’s world – nothing that the opposition party does is ever done with good and honest intentions – they are “politically motivated” in every single thing they do. (Project much?)

Transcript via Red Alert Politics:

“In the politics and the back and forth in this, do you feel like you let your friend Susan Rice out there to dry a little bit,” Gregory asked Obama.

Not a bad question considering he sent her out to lie at a time when a lot of people already knew the truth.

“No… She appeared on a number of television shows reporting what she and we understood to be the best information at the time. This was a politically motivated attack on her,” Obama said. “I mean, of all the people in my national security team, she probably had the least to do with anything that happened in Benghazi.

“Why she was targeted individually for this kind of attacks that she was subjected to is – was – puzzling to me,” Obama said in the interview, “and I was very clear in the days after those attacks that they weren’t acceptable.”

So much B.S. here to wade through, and Gregory challenged him on none of it. Especially  nauseating was Obama taking the liberty to speak for “most Americans”, assuring Gregory that we recognize that Republican criticism of the administration’s handling of the debacle  was “politically motivated rather than justified.” Obama will always be the first to tell you he knows what we“ordinary folks” think. I’m sick and tired of it, myself. Speak for yourself, commie.

Here’s what this ordinary American thinks.  Rice’s appearances on the Sunday talk shows was five days after the attack – well after “the fog of war” had cleared. I assume, like many others, that Hillary refused the gig because she didn’t want to make an ass of herself by continuing on with the already discredited anti- Mohammed YouTube video narrative. Of course, the administration had intelligence by then confirming it was a terrorist attack, not a spontaneous demonstration. It was obvious to the average Joe in flyover country (who was paying attention) that the attack in Benghazi (on the 11th anniversary of 9/11- hello?) was a terrorist attack.

What should truly be  “puzzling” is that he chose the person who “had the least to do with anything that happened in Benghazi” to go on five Sunday talk shows to talk about what happened in Benghazi. The question is, why was she “targeted individually” to be the lying stooge for the administration. Did Gregory follow up with that OBVIOUS question? No-sir-ee Bob.

He just pivoted to another subject.

Your Sunday Hymn: O Magnum Mysterium

For the Feast of the Holy Family, O Magnum Mysterium from “Carols from Kings”, Christmas Eve 2009, performed by Kings College Choir:

Close your eyes and enjoy the rich harmonies.

Lyrics:

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The December 16 Movie Theater Shooting You Didn’t Hear About (Video)

On Sunday night, December 16, 2012, a man went to the China Garden restaurant in San Antonio and opened fire. The gunman intended to kill his ex-girlfriend but as she wasn’t there, he continued on to the movie theater next door where he fired on panicked moviegoers, sending them to the exits, and ducking for cover.

My San Antonio reported:

Witnesses said numerous shots were fired inside and outside the Santikos Mayan Palace 14 theater complex on Southwest Military Drive around 9:25 p.m., setting off the scramble to safety before police and EMS arrived. The complex was evacuated and sealed off for several hours.

At one point, the suspect fired at a San Antonio Police Department patrol car, Antu said.

“He was shooting at a marked unit,” Antu said. “He knows he was shooting at an officer so that’s (an) automatic (charge of) attempted capital murder.”

Witnesses said the shooting reminded them of the Dark Knight theater massacre last July that killed 12 people and injured 58  in Aurora, Colo.

The story was covered locally, but seeing as it happened just one day after the Sandyhook massacre in Connecticut, you would think it would have gotten more airplay in the MSM. Don’t stories like this one play right into their anti-gun hands?

No – not this one.

After the suspect reached the theater, an off duty Bexar County Sheriff officer who was working at the theater shot at him and possibly struck him, Antu said.

And nobody died. The armed officer’s quick response saved lives that night.

WOAI reported:

Officials said the officer, Sgt. Lisa Castellano, heard the gunfire inside the theater and ran towards the sound of the shooting to find out what was going on. Sgt. Castellano spotted Garcia coming out of a bathroom with his gun drawn and fired at him, shooting him four times.

“The officer involved, she took the appropriate action to try to keep everyone safe in the movie theater,” Bexar County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Detective Lou Antu said.

An off-duty San Antonio Independent School District officer who was also at the theater helped take Garcia into custody.

Garcia has since undergone surgery and is in stable condition at San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC). He has been charged with attempted capital murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond has been set at $10 million.

So back to why the national media didn’t find this story to be worth their time, blogger Hardnox makes the point:

…. since this story makes the point that the best thing to stop a bad person with a gun is a good person with a gun, the media is treating it like it never happened.

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Via Right Planet: Boy Uses Dad’s AR-15 to Shoot Invader – THIS is why we have the second amendment:

Via Freedom’s Lighthouse: Gun Control Proponent Argues having a Gun Won’t Help if Someone Breaks into Your House; Will Rely Instead “on a Big Mouth to Scream With” – Video 12/28/12:

Marshall defended the newest Gun Control effort. When Sean Hannity asked her what she would do if someone broke into her house, she actually said it would not help to have a gun, instead saying she would depend on “a big mouth to scream with” to protect herself!

Hat tip: Before It’s News

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Saturday Movie Matinee: Cliff Notes

Michelle Malkin on the Fiscal Cliff-Hanger and Hobby Lobby:

On Fox & Friends Weekend, 12-29, Michelle Malkin agreed with Charles Krauthammer’s assertion that Obama had succeeded in driving a wedge between House Republican conservatives and capitulators, and noted that he is now trying to drive a wedge between the same camps in the Senate. And like most conservatives, she believes Republicans will cave and and the spending issue will be put off again for another day.

She also said that conservatives should make an effort to support embattled Hobby Lobby since they are on the front lines fighting against the HHS mandate.

Charles Krauthammer: “Obama Does NOT Care About The Debt”:

Wherein Krauthammer said Obama is skillfully and ruthlessly using the fiscal cliff issue to create an internal civil war:

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Byron York, Washington Examiner: How the fiscal cliff fight will end (unhappily for Republicans):

The word among some Senate Republicans is that a fiscal cliff deal is likely to be struck by Sunday, or Monday at the latest.  (And Monday, being December 31st, is in fact the latest a deal could be struck to avoid January 1 tax increases.)  Those Senate Republicans hope the final deal will make permanent current tax levels — Bush tax cut levels — for everyone who makes below $500,000.

The $500,000 figure is not set in stone.  It could be $400,000, as President Obama is reportedly willing to agree to, or it could be higher, as some Senate Democrats have suggested in the past.  But it will be more than the $250,000 that is the president’s current position.  In addition, big spending cuts, the sequestration cuts scheduled to go into effect in the new year, would not be affected and would go forward as planned.

Benghazi Gate – No Repercussions?:

Greg Gutfeld notes that the reason the regime gets away with this stuff is because the media allows them to.

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters agrees, saying, (when media says) “ho hum – there’s a lost kitten in Peoria we need to go cover that – there’s something fundamentally wrong.”

Ted Nugent to Piers Morgan – Kiss My Ass!!:

This interview happened over a week ago, but if you missed it, it’s worth watching – Nuge was huge:

Lee Doren, 500 Murders in Chicago this Year!!!

PJTV TRIFECTA Was 2012 the Best Year Ever!:

Bill Whittle answers questions as Virtual President:

And finally I feel I must offer a rebuttal to this outrageous comment some vulgarian left on Twitter last night:

Les Misérables – Featurette: “Hugh Jackman is Jean Valjean”:

‘Nuff said.

Go see it.

 

Obama Knows What Ordinary Folks Want (Video)

At a press conference following his much ballyhooed fiscal cliff photo op with Republican and Democratic leaders, this afternoon,  Obama took up for “ordinary folks” and trashed Congress for not doing their job.

Because nobody knows more about what we ordinary folks want than this former boyscout choom gang member and entrepreneur  community organizer from Middle America Indonesia/Hawaii/Chicago, right?

Ordinary folks, they do their jobs. They meet deadlines. They sit down and discuss things and then things happen. It there are disagreements they sort through the disagreements. The notion that our elected leadership can’t do the same thing is mind-boggling to them. It needs to stop. So I’m modestly optimistic that an agreement can be achieved. Nobody’s going to get 100% of what they want. But let’s make sure that middle class families and the American economy and in fact the world economy aren’t adversely impacted because people can’t do their jobs.

I should mention that Obama cut his Hawaiian golf vacation short (costing ordinary folks who pay taxes an extra $100,000-$200,00 in transportation costs) so he could meet with intransigent Republican leaders and push them to agree to the “Obama middle class tax cuts” (Obama’s a big tax cutter, you know) because he cares for us folks so deeply.

Obama reportedly told John Boehner that he  will use his inaugural address, and State of the Union to blame the GOP if we go over the cliff – because he has such a connection with ordinary folks all across the nation, he knows we will believe anything he says even if it’s a big fat lie.

I can tell you another thing a lot of ordinary folks are discussing as they “meet their deadlines” and “do their jobs” and that’s the $1 trillion in Obamacare job-killing tax hikes that are hitting on Jan. 1.

On January 1, regardless of the outcome of fiscal cliff negotiations, Americans will be hit with a $1 trillion Obamacare tax hike.
Obamacare contains twenty new or higher taxes. Five of the taxes hit for the first time on January 1.  In total, for the years 2013-2022, Americans face a net $1 trillion tax hike for the years 2013-2022, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
A majority of ordinary folks oppose ObamaCare, yet it is being thrust upon them, anyway. Oh well!
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And even though most ordinary folks support the right to bear arms, Obama wants to restrict  our Second Amendment rights. Truth be told, he doesn’t think we folks should be allowed to own guns at all. (Shhhhh- don’t tell anyone I told you – I don’t think we’re supposed to know that.)
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Another thing we ordinary folks are excited about – that raise for Biden, members of Congress, and federal Workers that Obama ordered. I’m so glad that while we in fly over country struggle to pay our Christmas credit card bills, at least the well heeled elites in America’s richest city will continue to prosper. Good for them. That should make the ordinary folks Obama is spamming for donations to pay for his inauguration ceremonies want to fork over even more of their hard earned cash to him.
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Hobby Lobby employees from coast to coast were petitioning the government to force their employer to satisfy their contraception needs – wait…what? There was only one person who did anything like that – a left-wing activist and Democrat ringer named Sandra Fluke? Whoops. My bad.

Now, ordinary folks who work for Hobby Lobby get to worry if they’re going to still have a job in the not too distant future because of the possibility that their employer could be fined out of existence by the regime for refusing to offer contraception and abortifacient coverage in their health care plans.

Sometimes you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet, I’m told.

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 I’m sure it was out of concern for middle class families and the American economy  that Obama just expanded his regulatory regime through executive fiat.
Many Americans believe the biggest problem the nation currently faces is the so-called fiscal cliff. Unfortunately, the fiscal cliff is nothing compared to the avalanche of new regulations that will be coming in 2013. That Americans remain unaware of this ominous development is understandable. The most transparent administration in history ignored the provisions of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and a subsequent series of executive orders that require the semi-annual release of all regulations under development or review by some 60 departments, agencies, and commissions. Thus, the April 2012 and October 2012 deadlines came and went without compliance. Now that the election is over, Americans will discover just how all-encompassing Obama and his big-government zealots intend to be.
The scope is staggering. According to the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the overall regulatory burden has reached $1.8 trillion annually, and $215.4 billion in compliance costs have been added in 2012 alone. The OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs website reveals that 4,100 new regulations are in the pipeline, with more than 400 aimed at small businesses, whose compliance costs will exceed those of their larger competitors by 36 percent.

Wow, all that on top of the higher taxes – that’s not going to be helpful to middle class families and the economy at all….

Oh well – at least Obama cared enough about the folks, he cut his Hawaiian vacation short for a photo op.

Linked by iOWNTHEWORLD, and The Lonely Conservative, thanks!

Sheriff Arpaio to Deploy Armed Posse to Guard Phoenix Schools (Video)

Sheriff Arpaio wants members of his 3,000 strong volunteer posse to patrol schools in towns that fall under sole jurisdiction of the sheriff’s office – not inside the schools at this time, he says, but in the perimeters of the schools in order to detect any criminal activity.

Via AZ Family.com:

PHOENIX — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Thursday that he plans to deploy his armed volunteer posse to protect Valley schools from the kind of violence that happened in the Connecticut shooting tragedy.  Arpaio believes having armed law officers around schools will deter would-be criminals from trying anything violent and, possibly, stop them if they do.

“I have the authority to mobilize private citizens and fight crime in this county,” Arpaio said.

Arpaio first started using his posse to protect malls during the holiday shopping season in 1993 in response to violent incidents in prior years.  Since then he said malls where his posse members are on patrol have had zero violent re-occurrences and patrols by his all-volunteer squad during the 2012 shopping season netted a record 31 arrests.

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“I don’t know if they agree [to my plan] or not.  I’ll coordinate with them,” the sheriff said, admitting he has yet to talk it over with the schools.

Arpaio’s plan came the day after his counterpart in Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and Attorney General Tom Horne said they want to arm teachers and principals.

Arpaio said he would rather see armed resource officers back in schools than see armed teachers.

 
That faint trembling sound you hear is a million liberal heads exploding.
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Hobby Lobby to Defy HHS Mandate Risking $1.3 Million a Day in Fines

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The Obama administration has Christian businesses like Hobby Lobby stuck between a rock and a hard place. Do they violate their consciences and provide contraception and abortifacients in their health  insurance policies, do they drop their health insurance policies entirely, or do they simply refuse to comply and risk the huge fines? This is the America we live in, today, thanks to Obama voters who wouldn’t know what a totalitarian regime looked like unless it kicked them in the a$$.

Life News reports:

Following a decision by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denying Hobby Lobby’s request for an exemption from the Obama administration’s HHS mandate, the Christian retail company said it will defy the mandate.

As LifeNews reported, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has refused to act favorably on an emergency appeal Hobby Lobby stores filed to stop enforcement of the HHS mandate against it.

After a federal court denied a request to temporarily stop enforcement of the abortion pill mandate against the Christian-operated business Hobby Lobby, it took its HHS mandate lawsuit to the Supreme Court. Sotomayor denied its request to block the mandate and the millions of dollars in fines it will be subjected to starting January 1 for not complying.

Sotomayor said Hobby Lobby did not show it met the legal standard for blocking enforcement on an emergency basis, but said the company can continue with its lawsuit in lower court.

Now, an attorney for Hobby Lobby says it will defy the mandate and potentially risk potential fines of up to $1.3 million per day.

Kyle Duncan, an attorney for the pro-life legal group Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, said in a statement that hobby Lobby doesn’t plan to offer its employees insurance that would cover the drug while its lawsuit is pending.

“The company will continue to provide health insurance to all qualified employees,” Duncan said. “To remain true to their faith, it is not their intention, as a company, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs.”

The most recent polling data from December 2012 shows Americans support a religious exemption to the mandate.

So, who wants to hear a rapping priest protest this abomination?

I can see it now – a million Catholic march

Praying on DC – we want to be free

Lift up our arms – not to do harm

But we’ll pray to the Virgin Mary for the family

The gates of hell shall not prevail

(Matthew 16:19)

The mandate will fail….

Hoisting Them on their Own Petards

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Thomas Lifson of the American Thinker is noticing a growing trend within conservative ranks – the embracing of Alinsyite tactics in dealing with the Socialist left. Some of us have been doing it for awhile – it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when, but I know I personally, have had no problem using ridicule as a potent weapon against ridiculous lefties. It’s especially gratifying when used against thin skinned narcissists – (not mentioning any names.)

Following Alinsky’s rules would seem counter-intuitive for people with moral scruples – Saul Alinsky was an evil man with evil intent. Conservatives have no interest in accumulating “Power — not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have”, for instance. Yet power is the main motivator for the left. Democrats don’t care a whit about the fiscal cliff –  they may pretend that they do, but tax increases on millions of Americans and the weakening of the nation’s defenses are desirable outcomes to the Alinsky left that drives today’s Democrat party.

As Timothy C. Daughtry wrote today in Defense of John Boehner:

Why would hardened leftists try to avoid an end that they have been pursuing for decades?

And it is pointless to try to convince hardcore leftists that increasing taxes on productivity not only weakens the economy, but also reduces tax revenues.  We can assume that Obama and his advisers already know the well-established evidence of the last century in that regard.  For the left, the real agenda is increasing the reach of government into the lives of its subjects, not growing the economy.

Everything is about power with the totalitarian left – how to accumulate it – and how to keep it.

Conservatives, on the other hand,  are only playing defense. They want what’s best for everybody – which means more freedom, more economic opportunities and less government control over their lives. That’s why conservatives like John Hawkins have embraced Alinsky’s tactics and encouraged others to use them in order to beat back the Socialist tide.

Unfortunately, whether we like it or not, everyone on the Left from the President on down is playing by his rules in the political arena. Not all liberals have read his book or know his name, but his tactics have become universal. Sadly for conservatives, when two evenly matched forces go head-to-head outside of a fairy tale, the side that tries to play nice usually ends up with its head in a box. So, don’t lie or become an evil person like Alinsky, but learn from what he wrote and give the Left a taste of its own medicine.

Michael Walsh, the author of Rules for Conservative Radicals explained why the right so often underestimates the nature of their political opponents in this FrontPageMagazine interview.

Walsh: Because it is has lost one very fundamental animating principle — or, rather, it has allowed the Left to browbeat it to death.  I speak of course of the existence of evil.  Western civilization, for all its imperfections (which the Left is only to happy to point out a la Alinsky’s rule of making the enemy live up to its own highest ideals), triumphed because of its moral center.  It was that moral center that gave rise to the art, music, literature, philosophy and technology that propelled Western European civilization past its rivals.  For some reason, the Left feels compelled to destroy that civilization and I must say it’s doing a fine job.

Until conservatives face up to the nature of their opponent — not in the political realm but in the moral realm — they’re going to continue to have a hard time, no matter what electoral success may come next month.  You can’t fight an enemy unless you can name him, which is why the very first rule of my book is Know Thy Enemy.

So  Thomas Lifson noted in his American Thinker piece, today,  Here comes the Alinskyite Right, many conservatives have learned this lesson :

David Gregory and PiersMorgan have both met the Alinskyite Right, and progressives in positions of power should take note. Both men are the targets of digital petition drives aimed at holding them to their own standards, and ridiculing them, invoking Rules 4 and 5 from Rules for Radicals:

4. “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.

5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

This may be one of the first signs of the direction the conservative movement will take in President Obama’s second term, and I take heart from the development. Conservatives have read and assimilated the lessons in Rules, and with left thoroughly in control of the institutions of media, education and culture, a lot of petards are going to get a lot of hoisting in the next four years. Social media distribution makes it possible for funny or dramatic events to flow around the usual media cofferdams.
We saw it not only with Gregory and Morgan, but in the reaction to the publication of the home addresses and personal information of licensed, law-abiding gun owners by a NY newspaper.  Rather than just complain, someone published equally personal information about the editors and reporters at the newspaper.  I detest both tactics, but it’s a matter of holding them to their own rules via Alinsky.
An old post of mine about Fred Phelps gets traffic whenever the Westboro Baptist Church is in the news: Just a Reminder: Yes, Fred Phelps Is A Democrat. I assume it’s getting traffic right now because the Westboro vermin have been picketing the funerals of the Sandyhook massacre victims. I wouldn’t feel the need to remind people that Phelps is a Democrat if leftists weren’t always trying to associate the clan with the right. But they do – and believe me – if Phelps were a registered Republican, the entire Democrat media complex would be pushing that narrative hard. So it’s hilariously inconvenient for them that Phelps has a history of supporting Democrats like Al Gore, and has run for office at various times as a Democrat.
“Pretty sure he doesn’t represent the democratic party in any way shape or form.. his party affiliation means nothing. He is one man. Considering most democrats are advocates for the LGBT community.. not a disgusting hate group (genuinely) representing neither party,” whined one commenter.
To which I replied: “He represents neither party. It’s so big of you to admit that. I’m sure if he were a registered Republican, you’d say the same thing.”
Join me in hoisting them on their own petard. It’s the latest thing – and it will make the next four years more bearable.
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