Saturday, November 30, 2013

End game of Obama dictatorship: tyranny rising--Part III ... Sher Zieve

End game of Obama dictatorship: tyranny rising--Part III

By Sher Zieve

Obama's popularity has finally begun to tumble. Even some of his Marxist minions who had previously followed his orders and believed his lies without question are now, if even ever so slightly, beginning to query his judgment and motives. Since 2009, I have been writing and saying on-air that it was and is Barack Hussein Obama's intent to replace any and all Shiite Muslim leadership with that of the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood (Note: Obama's "family" members are leaders in the Kenyan branch of the Muslim Brotherhood). That is precisely what he is doing, now, and has been affecting since the beginning of his reign as Dictator-in-Chief of the "New American [Obama] Colonies."

On the Foreign Front

With his new and yet to be fully realized Syrian adventure (the "Sunni conversion" in Egypt and Libya was already "in the can" for Obama...until the people of Egypt rebelled against it), Obama must continue to work toward toppling Ba'athist leader and Shiite Muslim Bashar Assad and replacing him with an MB operative; no matter what he has to do to accomplish it. As each day passes and Obama becomes bolder in his foreign policy insanity, his actual personal membership in the Muslim Brotherhood seem increasingly obvious. Yet, those who know it in the media and Congress refuse to allow any of its members to speak the truth that is directly in front of them. And, with his favorable numbers on the wane in a distinct downward slide, The Obama syndicate must work even more quickly to establish its Police State and subjugate the population of the former United States of America.

On the Domestic Front

The ObamaGov has, for the last several years, been buying up hundreds of thousands of guns and billions of rounds of ammo. Why" Virtually all of government departments have now been armed to the teeth with said guns and ammo. Obama's Gestapo will be the biggest "private army" of any dictator in the history of the world. In August, the now fully-militarized and heavily armed EPA raided an Alaska gold mine with SWAT teams, under the guise of enforcing the Clean Water Act.

Fully armed US National Park Rangers are now being used in cities to stop protests and opposition to any of Obama's policies. There have been others but, the most recently reported is that of Army Iraq-war veteran Emily Yates who was violently arrested by 4 armed Park Rangers for playing her banjo and singing a song opposing Obama's planned invasion and attack on Syria. While she was calmly talking to the camera, the rangers pounced on her from behind, jerked her arms behind her back and shoved her against a bench. The police shout "stop resisting and stop kicking!!!" The video clearly shows she is offering little if any resistance and is certainly in no position to kick anyone. The USA IS a police state now, folks. And we-the-people seem to be going along with it on the same path the Germans took while Adolph Hitler was vanquishing all of Germany and then went after other countries. In fear, the German people willingly gave up their guns and when trains transporting Jews to the camps and their deaths rolled by Christian churches on Sundays the congregations simply sang louder so they drowned out the cries for help!


There are only two countries which have ever existed on Planet Earth that were founded on the principles and reality of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The first was the promised land grant Israel) to the Hebrews and founded by God (YHWH) Himself. The second was the United States of America, which was founded by Jewish and Christian men and women. Both Israel and the United States of America were unique to the planet. Only Israel still holds that position.

On the other hand, all dictatorships have the same definitive characteristics. First, their campaigns appeal to the poor, under educated and those like-minded criminal entities who will benefit from the election of an authoritarian leader. These dictators-in-training then begin vilifying the wealthy (always happens), talk about giving the money the "rich" have legally earned to the "poor" who refuse to work. Instead, these "leaders" are planning ways to steal the money for themselves, while giving the poor a few crumbs...if they're lucky. Then, if people react too strongly and negatively to their enslavement...they are exterminated. This happens each and every time under dictatorships and oligarchies. After the above actions have been implemented, it gets even worse. Dictators then bleed everything from the country possible until only the shell of the nation – and fewer people – are left. Those who are left live in generational slavery. Want examples? Here are a few: Leninist Russia, Stalinist USSR, NAZI Germany, any country in the Middle East where the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates rules, Mussolini's Italy, Cambodia under Pol Pot, Communist China, North Korea, Cuba etc. Now, tragically and horrifically, under the Obama criminal syndicate the [former] USA is fast on the way to joining their ranks. And, as Obama's poll numbers continue to fall, our own dictator-in-chief's staff (Obama is likely out on the links) working feverishly to complete its Police State takeover.

There is only one way to non-violently take back our country if we're really willing to do it. I've been writing about it off and on for years. Talk show host Mark Levin just published a book about it. The States must begin taking their power back from the federal government. Too many unconstitutional laws have been written and passed by Congress (with no input from the people it is supposed to serve), one of which is the "War Powers Act of 1941" which is unconstitutional in virtually every way; from Congress illegally giving some of its power to the Executive branch (only Congress has the power/authority to declare war) to bypassing the only legal way to change the US Amendment. The solution? First and foremost, we must return to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We must, also, return to the US Constitution or be lost forever as a free and sovereign county. If we no longer have the courage to follow and fight for the only legal document to found our nation as and for a free people we are toast as a country.

The States and the American people have the legal right and authority to trump the federal government on almost every level. The Tenth Amendment (Bill of Rights) states "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." And what are the powers Constitutionally allowed to the federal government? See Article I, Section 8 (link below). All other powers are reserved to the States and We-the-People. And, our first founding legal document the "Declaration of Independence" gives us the ultimate power to divest ourselves of and from a tyrannical and corrupt government:

"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."

It continues with:

"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

The above is not just an option, folks. Under our Republic – as damaged as it now is – this is our duty. Obama is arming and militarizing all of his governmental agencies to come against us. It's in the open. Will you continue to ignore it until you and your loved ones are in imminent danger and are likely killed by your own government? Will you really let this slide anymore than it already has? If we do not do this through leadership in our States, we will be forced to do it in our streets. It is what it is...

"The Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever" – 2 Timothy 4:18

Feds Buy Two Billion Rounds of Ammunition:

Major General: Why Are Domestic Government Agencies Purchasing Enough Lethal Ammunition to Put 5 Rounds In Every American?:

Senate demands answers on EPA's armed raid of Alaskan gold mine:

Video: Female Veteran Violently Arrested By Feds At Syria Protest:

Article I, Section 8 Enumerated Powers:

Additional ObamaGov Police State Activities:

College Girls, Bottled Water and the Emerging American Police State:

Militarized police overreach: "Oh, God, I thought they were going to shoot me next!":

Obama's HHS: Now Hiring for the Obamacare Police Force:

Reaction to Obama Forged Birth Certificate Banner over I95:

The Feds destroy another Internet business-Owner gagged by US:

FEMA Camp Documents Leaked – Video:

Report: NSA Pays Tech Companies for Data:

Now Obama targets your FedEx, UPS packages: ups-packages/#51jVKUzs8p7QXkzs.99

Feds Building Detective Squad to Target Consumers/Companies That Don't Follow ObamaCare Rules:

California Rounding Up Legally Purchased Guns (California goes NAZI Germany):

About that violent gang, the 'Obama Boyz':

Black mob pounces on woman: 'Shut up white [bleep!]':

Police Storm Homeschool Class, Take Children by Force (Germany):

Eric Holder: 'Banning homeschooling does not violate rights':

Cops brutalize family during traffic stop:

: There are simply too many ObamaGov Police State actions going on to talk about, here. As they are increasing exponentially each week if not day, it would take a book to go into even most of them. However, I've listed many new ones – including a College student being attacked by police for buying a "six-pack" of bottled water.

© Sher Zieve*****************

Sher Zieve is an author and political commentator. Zieve’s op-ed columns are widely carried by multiple internet journals and sites, and she also writes hard news. Her columns have also appeared in The Oregon Herald, Dallas Times, Sacramento Sun, in international news publications, and on multiple university websites. Sher is also a guest on multiple national radio shows.

Sher can be reached at

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Macy's Parade and Obamacare ... Alan Caruba

The Macy's Parade and Obamacare

By Alan Caruba

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade is an extraordinary logistical achievement when you consider how many bands are involved, how long it must take to make the remarkable floats and, of course, the famed balloons. I marveled, too, at the remarkable timing of the parade in which each unit occupied a specific amount of time on camera, either as a band executing a choreography or just marching by.

An America that can produce an extravaganza like the parade should be able to demonstrate comparable skills in other areas of activity and, in fact, it does. Despite the occasional delays because of weather conditions, thousands of flights take off and arrive on time every day. Trains get where they’re going. Things that are scheduled fulfil their schedules with admirable skills. is a miracle of merchandizing. You can purchase anything from the site and be fully confident that you will receive an email confirming the purchase and telling you when it will arrive. Thanks to UPS and Fedex, millions of packages move around the nation. Even the U.S. Postal Service does a good job.

I am confident, too, that the various products I want to purchase at my local supermarket will be on the shelf when I arrive and will be restocked with a precision that goes largely unnoticed.

Even the government seems to do a reliable job of mailing out hundreds of thousands of Social Security checks each month and I am sure there are examples of other ways it demonstrates competence, but….

Obamacare has demonstrated what a socialist power-grab looks like when those seeking to take over one sixth of the nation’s economy attempt to implement a program whose ultimate purpose is to give the government control over your health and, indeed, whether you live or die.

Its technical failures immediately manifested themselves and the stories of people with serious illnesses who have lost their health insurance coverage are already daily news items.
This isn’t just a case of government over-reach, it is Communism and, while Americans have learned to live with less intrusive and even “safety net” programs instituted from the 1930s to the 1960s, they instinctively know that Obamacare constitutes a catastrophic change in their relationship with the government.

A nation based on a document, one of whose purposes was to limit the size of the central government—the Constitution-- is still largely populated with people who prefer as little government involvement in their lives as possible. That view runs from the local motor vehicle agency to Congress.

When government at all levels begins to rival private commerce in terms of the number of people it employs and ends up with more pension and other debt than it can pay, we get cities like Detroit or Stockton, California. We end up with bankruptcies and defaults that tell us that the interests of the government employees have taken precedence over those who pay their salaries and other benefits.

In the private sector, if a business does not compete effectively or provides a product or service that has been overtaken by new technology, it is allowed and even expected to fail. Government, however, is forever.

I doubt that Obamacare will be forever though there is a risk of that if too many people do not tell their Congressmen and women they want it repealed.

Ours is a participatory democracy. Obamacare is going to need a lot of push-back. We are going to need a Congress cleaned of those spineless Democratic Party apparatchiks who voted for a bill they had not read. They must be replaced and the year ahead will be one in which the Tea Party movement and Republican Party are going to devote themselves to that effort.

America has had its first brush with its first Marxist President and the evil of his ideology is beginning to hit home. He has become the greatest threat to our future and one who has put our right to privacy, our belief in the freedom of religion, and our national security at high risk. He has put liberal shibboleths on full display.

We are citizens who are equal before the law. We are not citizens who are in all other respects equal. The liberal paradise does not exist, never has, and never will.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade should remind us of our capability to stage such extraordinary events and return home to enjoy a traditional dinner surrounded by family and friends. We do not return to a government feeding station with a chit in our hand to receive the exact same amount of food as everyone else.

Obamacare is a government health clinic and, if you do not pay a fine or do not pay the many taxes hidden within it, you will not be allowed to get it line. You will be told to go home and die.

© Alan Caruba, 2013

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1862 ... President Jefferson Davis, CSA

Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1862

To the People of the Confederate States of America:

“Once more upon the plains of Manassas have our armies been blessed by the Lord of Hosts with a triumph over our enemies. It is my privilege to invite you once more to His footstool, not now in the garb of fasting and sorrow, but with joy and gladness, to render thanks for the great mercies received at His hand. A few months since, and our enemies poured forth their invading legions upon our soil. They laid waste our fields, polluted our altars and violated the sanctity of our homes. Around our capital they gathered their forces, and with boastful threats, claimed it as already their prize.

The brave troops which rallied to its defense have extinguished these vain hopes, and, under the guidance of the same almighty hand, have scattered our enemies and driven them back in dismay. Uniting these defeated forces and the various armies which had been ravaging our coasts with the army of invasion in Northern Virginia, our enemies have renewed their attempt to subjugate us at the very place where their first effort was defeated, and the vengeance of retributive justice has overtaken the entire host in a second and complete overthrow.

To this signal success accorded to our arms in the East has been graciously added another equally brilliant in the West. On the very day on which our forces were led to victory on the Plains of Manassas, in Virginia, the same Almighty arm assisted us to overcome our enemies at Richmond, in Kentucky. Thus, at one and the same time, have two great hostile armies been stricken down, and the wicked designs of their armies been set at naught.

In such circumstances, it is meet and right that, as a people, we should bow down in adoring thankfulness to that gracious God who has been our bulwark and defense, and to offer unto him the tribute of thanksgiving and praise. In his hand is the issue of all events, and to him should we, in an especial manner, ascribe the honor of this great deliverance.

Now, therefore, I, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States, do issue this, my proclamation, setting apart Thursday, the 18th day of September inst., as a day of prayer and thanksgiving to Almighty God for the great mercies vouchsafed to our people, and more especially for the triumph of our arms at Richmond and Manassas; and I do hereby invite the people of the Confederate States to meet on that day at their respective places of public worship, and to unite in rendering thanks and praise to God for these great mercies, and to implore Him to conduct our country safely through the perils which surround us, to the final attainment of the blessings of peace and security.

Given under my hand and the seal of the Confederate States, at Richmond, this fourth day of September, A.D.1862.”


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving AND Hanukkah

The Prospect of World War Three ... Alan Caruba

By Alan Caruba

Let me begin by saying that the deal the U.S. struck with Iran on November 24 is so criminally stupid that mobs with torches and pitchforks should be surrounding the White House and Department of State demanding that the President and Secretary of State resign.

How many times does the United States have to make really bad deals with really bad nations? And then call it progress!

In 1994, former President Clinton announced that a deal with North Korea had agreed to “freeze the major elements of its nuclear program.” A new round of talks was scheduled—in Geneva—to dot the i’s and cross the t’s. Virtually the same language was used by President Obama in his late evening announcement of a fundamentally useless, but extremely dangerous agreement with Iran.

Worse than accepting Iran’s deception, it is as if Obama knew nothing of the North Korean deal that subsequently resulted in its development of a nuclear weapon despite some costly bribery exacted for promises it never intended to keep. The worst part of this is Obama’s deception of Congress and the American people. Efforts to grant Iran the status of a new nuclear power had been secretly going on for a year behind the back of Congress.

On hearing of the deal, Rep. Mike Rogers said “That’s the one thing the whole world was trying to stop them from doing,” referring to the permission granted to continue enriching uranium. “We made this mistake in Pakistan. We made this mistake in North Korea. History is a great judge here and great teacher. Why would you make the same mistake to a nation that will proliferate a nuclear arms race in the Middle East if they are successful at getting a nuclear weapon?”

It is important to keep in mind that not just the U.S. is a signatory to this agreement, but also the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia and China. It was facilitated by the European Union. The lessons of history were totally ignored. The sanctions imposed by the United Nations on Iran were ignored.

For years many have taken comfort in the knowledge that, in the past, Israel destroyed the nuclear reactors that were being built in Iraq and more recently in Syria. An attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities was assumed to have the support of U.S. military power in the event that Iran would retaliate either directly or through its terrorist proxies, Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza.

It is clear now that Obama has abandoned Israel as well as Saudi Arabia which also regards Iran as its enemy. Obama has embraced America’s enemy since the Islamic revolution in 1979. He has not brought us closer to peace. He has brought the world closer to World War Three.

I am not a military strategist, but one need not be to understand Israel’s peril or the limits on its ability to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, many of which are underground or heavily defended.

Here are some comparisons:

Iran has a population of 78,868,711. Israel has a population of 7,765,700.

Of these, those fit for military service are 39,556,497 in Iran and 2,511,190 in Israel.

Comparing active military personnel, Iran has 545,000 and Israel has 187,000.

Iran has 650,000 in military reserves. Israel has 565,000.

Iran’s annual defense budget (in USD) is $10,687,000,000 and Israel’s is $15,209,000,000.

The comparison of their military capabilities is equally daunting. A sobering analysis is offered on the website of the Jewish Virtual Library.

Even if Israel were to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, it would also have to fend off massive rocket attacks from Hezbollah and Hamas.

What defies Obama’s reasoning is Iran’s long history of attacks on the West. It has specialized in taking hostages, initially in Lebanon from 1984 through 1992. It seized the American embassy in 1979 and held American diplomats for 444 days. It holds an American cleric as this is being written.

In 2011, the U.S. discovered that Iran had conceived and funded a plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S. in Washington, D.C. At the time, the State Department said that the thwarted plot “underscored anew Iran’s interest in using international terrorism—including the United States—to further its foreign policy goals.”

Obama’s ability to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions and its intent to become a Middle East hegemon through diplomacy does not exist.

A race to acquire nuclear arms has begun in the region where Israel and Pakistan already have them, as does India and China. Saudi Arabia has announced its intent to secure nuclear weapons.

One can only conclude that this interim agreement is a repeat of the appeasement that occurred in Munich when European nations sought a similar agreement with the Nazi regime. The lessons of history are unforgiving.

© Alan Caruba, 2013

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Thanksgiving 2022?

Thanksgiving 2022 – our future?

The good ole' days...

“Winston, come into the dining room, it’s time to eat,” Julia yelled to her husband. “In a minute, honey, it’s a tie score,” he answered. Actually Winston wasn’t very interested in the traditional holiday football game between Detroit and Washington .

Ever since the government passed the Civility in Sports Statute of 2017, outlawing tackle football for its “unseemly violence” and the “bad example it sets for the rest of the world,” Winston was far less of a football fan than he used to be. Two-hand touch wasn’t nearly as exciting.

Yet it wasn’t the game that Winston was uninterested in. It was more the thought of eating another Tofu Turkey . Even though it was the best type of VeggieMeat available after the government revised the American Anti-Obesity Act of 2018, adding fowl to the list of federally forbidden foods, (which already included potatoes, cranberry sauce and mince-meat pie), it wasn’t anything like real turkey. And ever since the government officially changed the name of “Thanksgiving Day” to “A National Day of Atonement” in 2020 to officially acknowledge the Pilgrims’ historically brutal treatment of Native Americans, the holiday had lost a lot of its luster.

Eating in the dining room was also a bit daunting. The unearthly gleam of government-mandated fluorescent light bulbs made the Tofu Turkey look even weirder than it actually was, and the room was always cold. Ever since Congress passed the Power Conservation Act of 2016, mandating all thermostats – which were monitored and controlled by the electric company – be kept at 68 degrees, every room on the north side of the house was barely tolerable throughout the entire winter.

 Still, it was good getting together with family. Or at least most of the family. Winston missed his mother, who passed on in October, when she had used up her legal allotment of life-saving medical treatment. He had many heated conversations with the Regional Health Consortium (RHC), spawned when the private insurance market finally went bankrupt, and everyone was forced into the government health care program. And though he demanded she be kept on her treatment, it was a futile effort. “The RHC’s resources are limited,” explained the government bureaucrat Winston spoke with on the phone. “Your mother received all the benefits to which she was entitled. I’m sorry for your loss.”

Yet the family had a lot for which to be thankful, Winston thought, before remembering it was a Day of Atonement. At least he had his memories. He felt a twinge of sadness when he realized his children would never know what life was like in the Good Old Days, long before government promises to make life “fair for everyone” realized their full potential. Winston, like so many of his fellow Americans, never realized how much things could change when they didn’t happen all at once, but little by little, so people could get used to them.

He wondered what might have happened if the public had stood up while there was still time, maybe back around 2011, when all the real nonsense began. “Maybe we wouldn’t be where we are today if we’d just said ‘enough is enough’ when we had the chance,” he thought.

 Maybe so, Winston…maybe so.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Our NEW Manifest Destiny ... J. D. Longstreet

Our NEW Manifest Destiny
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Recently, I was staring at a beautiful night sky above my Carolina home and wondering,  just as I did as a wee lad, what the dickens is out there?  

 The tantalizing flickering of the stars and the never blinking glow of the planets still thrills me today just as it did so many decades ago.   That velvet blackness punctuated by portals of sparkling light ignites a yearning deep within that part of me where lies my soul. 

I  long for a New World.  No, I haven’t slipped a cog, at least -- I don’t think I have. Follow along here, for a while, and then determine if I make any sense to you.

In the 16th and 17th centuries Europe had become a hell hole.  At least for the independent, tough-minded individualist who was lucky, or unlucky, enough to find himself, or herself, living there.  They began to long for a place to which they could migrate and live their lives the way they wanted to.  It wasn’t long until the Spanish and the Dutch began to colonize a place few common people even knew about.  Some place called “The New World”.

Problem for the nobility was…  you couldn’t keep a secret like that for long.  Soon  word leaked out and quickly spread all across Europe.  There WAS a “new world” out there… far across the storm tossed Atlantic.  Eyes began to turn westward. That old longing to seek out whatever lay on the other side of the hill began to resurface in the hearts and minds of European men and women.

As it happened, European governments wishing to colonize the new world needed, well, people, to become colonists. Not just anyone would do.  The would be colonist had to be strong of mind and will, self sufficient, and as close to fearless as was possible.    Otherwise, they would not even survive the ocean crossing let alone survive the hazards of carving out a new home in the vast wilderness of the New World.

The long and the short of it is… they came…. the strong, the stubborn, the fearless, and the independent.  They flocked to the new world in any way they could.  They made deals we wouldn’t think of making today to ensure passage to the new world.  Some even sold themselves into slavery as Indentured Servants just to get across that ocean and onto the shores of the New World… where a man or a woman could live up to their potential. One thing was uppermost in their minds.  That was freedom to live the way they wanted, longed, to live.

Look, if one had been building a herd of animals one could not have asked for better breeding stock.  And breed they did.    They built this New World into the engine of the earth.  Over 4 centuries they out built and out produced any other part of the planet.

But the part of the new world we call America has “plateaued out”.  The ancestors of those dauntless colonists are, today, looking for a New World.  Someplace to go, someplace to which they can migrate and live up to their potential just as their ancestors did centuries ago.  Problem is, there is nowhere on earth we can go to colonize and create a new society. 

But… just as the seafaring mariners of five centuries ago brought back tantalizing stories of the new world and new lands on the other side of the Atlantic, so have the modern day mariners… the astronauts.  We have tasted but a trifling morsel of what lies in store for humans in the vast reaches of space.   There lies New World after New World, a cornucopia of new, unspoiled, worlds to tame and make productive.  And some of us are chomping at the bit to get started!

Yes, it is a New Manifest Destiny.  Man MUST look to, and MUST go to, the stars.  It is our destiny.  It is what we humans do.  We have reached our limits here on Earth, so now we must stretch out into the myriad of worlds awaiting our arrival. 

The sad thing is, we should already be there.  Curbing America’s space program, after  the visits to our moon, was the biggest mistake the US has ever made. History will prove the sagacity of that statement.

While our space program is nearly 4 decades behind where it should be today, we have no choice but to gear up, suck it up, pay the price, and get back on track… as soon as is humanly possible. 

I am convinced Man’s Destiny lies out there, among the stars.  Some even speculate that man originated out there someplace.  If so, we will simply be going home!  To Paraphrase: “Be it ever more majestic, there is no place like home”!

© J. D. Longstreet

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Monday, November 25, 2013

Iran Plays Obama, Kerry, Like A Violin ... J. D. Longstreet

~ The World Has Been Here Before ~

Iran Plays Obama, Kerry, Like A Violin
Stage Set For Nuclear Arms Race in Middle East
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet 


Thousands will pay with their lives as a result of the deal Obama made with Iran over the weekend. In fact, that number could easily grow to millions and among them will be the lives of US citizens.

The absolute idiocy of the Obama Administration is stunning.  Someone recently described them as two-year olds playing with a loaded gun. Unfortunately, this scribe would assign more responsibility to the children than to the entire stable of idiots working out of today's White House.

I had not wanted to believe that an American President could hate America so much that he would use his power to tear her down, to lay her breast open to her enemies just to have the satisfaction of seeing her crumble.  But after seeing the handiwork of Obama and Kerry over the weekend, any doubt I may have clung to, is long gone.

Look.  This kind of stupidity doesn't just happen.  It is the result of studied determination.  It was planned. 

Turns out the Obama Regime has been holding secret meetings with the Iranians for at least a year while lying publicly to cover up what they knew would be unpopular with the American public.  In other words, it's just more of the two-faced, lying, hijinks of the Communist-in-Chief, Obama.

This "deal" with Iran is about as one-sided as it could possible get.  It does absolutely NOTHING to weaken Iran's nuclear program ... NOTHING!

Iran got everything it wanted.  The world got screwed -- AGAIN -- by Obama.

Now US Secretary of State Kerry is going to try to sell the deal to Israel.  If I had one suggestion to make to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, it would have been that he would refuse to meet with Kerry when he landed in Israel.  I hope he really lets Kerry, and through him, Obama, have an earful.

We are now closer to war in the Middle East, between Israel and Iran, than we have been to date.  Once that war begins it will spill over until the entire region is aflame ... and believe me, the US WILL be drawn into it.  There is no way to prevent that.   This is what happens when communist neophytes run the US government. 

We told you months ago this would happen.  I'm no "seer," no "clairvoyant."  It was clear from the earliest days of the Obama Administration that Obama intended to supervise the downfall of America.  He has made it plain as day in every way he could.

Between his reduction of our nuclear arsenal, the purging of our military of fighting Generals and Admirals, and the building up of America's enemies, there can be no other conclusion but that Obama is setting America up for a major military defeat.

Why am I so upset over another "blunder" by Obama?  Because this one sets up a nuclear war, THAT'S why.  It allows Iran the "right" to enrich uranium.  THAT, alone, dear reader, means that Iran is now a legitimate threshold nuclear state.  In other words -- Iran will remain just months away, maybe even less, from building a nuclear bomb with which they intend to bomb the heck out of Israel. Their second nuclear bomb 's intended target is -- the United States of America.

So what's changed?  Only that the Obama Administration now approves of Iran having the capability of building a nuclear bomb.  In fact, Obama even backed off on some of the sanctions that had, in fact, weakened Iran. After this agreement, Iran will be strong, not weak, AND  have nuclear capability.


Consider this from the Weekly Standard:  "This interim agreement is badly skewed from America’s perspective.  Iran retains its full capacity to enrich uranium, thus abandoning a decade of Western insistence and Security Council resolutions that Iran stop all uranium-enrichment activities. Allowing Iran to continue enriching, and despite modest (indeed, utterly inadequate) measures to prevent it from increasing its enriched-uranium stockpiles and its overall nuclear infrastructure, lays the predicate for Iran fully enjoying its “right” to enrichment in any “final” agreement.  Indeed, the interim agreement itself acknowledges that a “comprehensive solution” will “involve a mutually defined enrichment program.”  This is not, as the Obama administration leaked before the deal became public, a “compromise” on Iran’s claimed “right” to enrichment. This is abject surrender by the United States."  SOURCE: 

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reported to have said of the interim Iranian nuclear pact: "What was achieved last night in Geneva is not a historic agreement, but a historic mistake.  Today the world has become a much more dangerous place because the most dangerous regime in the world has taken a significant step toward attaining the most dangerous weapon in the world.  Israel will not allow Iran to develop a military nuclear capability."    SOURCE:

Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said: "It is clear that this deal acknowledges the right of Iran to enrich uranium. This very recognition brings us to a nuclear arming race. The Iranians were rewarded."

 Lieberman continued: "It will be very interesting to see how the Saudis and their pundits react. Not for nothing, yesterday (Saturday) a summit was held between Gulf states. This (enrichment) is the most problematic issue for us, as it is for Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt – no one will sit on the sidelines clapping and cheering."

Lieberman went on to issue this warning "All these countries will now join the (arms) race. There is no doubt that the Saudis, Egyptians and Turks will now begin speaking in the same terminology (used by Iran) – nuclear program for peaceful purposes, nuclear energy, but they will do exactly what Iran did." SOURCE:,7340,L-4457041,00.html

Does Obama not understand that he has just set off an nuclear arms race in the Middle East --  probably the most volatile geography on earth?

The strange little man in the White House has made it clear that he intends to stand by the Muslims of the world over the Jews when the chips are down.  If that means allowing Iran to have a nuclear bomb with which to attack Israel and the United States -- then so be it.  It would seem our Mr. Obama is, after all, afflicted with the psychological syndrome known as a "true believer" -- only NOT in Israel, or his own country, the USA.  

One must wonder, as we digest all the pro-Muslim antics of Obama since arriving in the Oval Office, if he, too, is awaiting the arrival of the twelfth Imam following a worldwide catastrophe.  One must wonder if Obama feels compelled to assist the initiation of that terrible conflagration that is said to pave the way for, and hasten the arrival of, Islam's twelfth Imam.

No matter.  It cannot be denied, at least by SANE people, that the recent agreement with Iran will most certainly set the stage for a regional nuclear war.
Another Obama blunder?  No, I don't think so.  Unless, of course, blunders can be intentional.

© J. D. Longstreet

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

China! China! China! ... Alan Caruba

China! China! China!

By Alan Caruba

“Doom is one of the oldest stories of mankind,” says Josef Joffe in his excellent new book, “The Myth of America’s Decline: Politics, Economics, and a Half Century of False Prophesies.”

As long as I can remember I have read and heard that America is in decline beginning when Sputnik was launched in the 1950s. We were all told that the Soviet Union was to be the next great superpower. It collapsed in 1991. The Federation that replaced it was the shrunken loss of many of its former captive satellite states. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, we were told a resurgent Europe would overtake the U.S. and in the 1980s that Japan would become an economic superpower.

Now we are being told that the future belongs to China and the emerging economies there and in India. Joffe, a Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, publisher-editor of Die Ziet, and frequent contributor to Foreign Affairs and Foreign Affairs, has gathered together the facts of America’s economic ups and downs to present a realistic and optimistic view of the future.

The news is filled with reports on China’s 18th Central Committee’s Third Plenum, citing promises of expanded property rights, transparent market regulation, and prices set by the market. The Wall Street Journal, however, noted that “China’s new leaders are tightening political repression”, the mark of every Communist state. There was also news of China’s loosening of its “one-child” policy that restricted couples from adding too much to its population of 1.3 billion.

Joffe demonstrates why China has many problems that will keep it from overtaking America’s economic dynamism and before you fall the latest version of America’s decline, you should definitely read his book. He asks, “Who would actually want to live in a world dominated by China, India, Japan, Russia, or even Europe, which for all its enormous appeal, cannot take care of its own backyard? Not even those who have been trading in glee and gloom decade after decade would prefer…to take over as housekeeper of the world.”

As for China, Joffe notes that it “has the largest population on earth, half of which is still living in the countryside.” Half the population “remains poised to go urban and sell its labor at low wages”, but he also points out that, in terms of its demographics, “China is getting older and America is getting younger.” Its fertility rate has dropped and “Aging is not good for growth and so China will inevitably slow down, with rapid aging adding pressure to all the other growth brakes embedded in an economy that remains resolutely statist.”

And that is China’s problem. While introducing reforms, China is still a nation where the state owns and operates much of its economy. This is an object lesson and warning to Americans who are now rising up to demand that Obamacare, the takeover of one sixth of the U.S. economy, be repealed. Governments cannot and should not run various elements of a nation’s economy because decisions are based in politics, not the marketplace.

“China’s working-age population will reach its peak at the end of this decade and decades before the People’s Republic is supposed to overtake the United States.” Meanwhile, thanks to our fertility rates and immigration, the U.S. will have a population of younger workers. It has not escaped the attention of observers that, by 2025, China would account for less than a fifth of the world’s population, but almost a fourth of the world’s senior citizens.”

“A burgeoning army of pensioners and infirm will eat up investment funds as a fire will consume oxygen,” says Joffe. Aging populations worldwide, including our own, put enormous strains on growth and, as we have seen here, social programs such as Social Security and Medicare are threatened with insolvency unless reformed. Nothing scares the political class more as the aging citizens who represent a major voting bloc.

“Economic growth could soar or falter tomorrow, but populations change slowly because they are rooted in long-term trends and culture,’ says Joffe.

Joffe also cited China’s educational system that places its emphasis on learning the answers to tests as opposed to the ability to think creatively and question government dictates. This reflects in part our own educational system that has been tending toward “teaching to the test” and a national curriculum such as is being imposed in the current “Common Core” program that the Obama administration has introduced.

“In a one-party state that is China, the government is the ultimate guardian over what students and scholars may read, say, and even write, in schools for the elite.”

Education is the basis of “human capital” because an educated population is a major contributor to economic growth. “One quick, but effective, way is to look at education expenditures as a share of GDP, where the United States beats China and India hands down.” They spend around 3.5 percent while the U.S. spends 7 percent. And this on a population one-quarter the size of China’s and one-third the size of India’s, and with a GDP that dwarf the economies of China and India by factors of 2.5 and 10, respectfully.

Militarily China may pose a problem for Asian nations; it is unlikely to pose a threat to the United States whose military power, though being reduced by expenditures and other factors, is still the greatest in the world.

“In his Rise and Decline of Nations, Mancur Olson argues that closed societies freeze up-victims of rent-seeking elites who capture political power to cement economic privilege and stifle the competition that fuels rejuvenation.”

America’s problem is not so much China as it our out-of-control spending and the dangerous increase in our indebtedness. Until this is gotten under control we will be borrowing too much and, China, that purchases much of our debt will do its best to compete economically with a system that does little for its own and which depends on our financial stability.

All of this argues for an America, for all its current problems from an administration trying to “transform” America into a Communist worker’s paradise, that will replace the backward steps that have been taken and make the changes necessary to remain the world’s only true superpower.

That is the payoff of capitalism and freedom.

© Alan Caruba, 2013
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Senator Ted Cruz: A man for the People and a Country in extreme Jeopardy ... Sher Zieve

Senator Ted Cruz: A man for the People and a Country in extreme Jeopardy

By Sher Zieve

The fear and hatred of Ted Cruz now exploding from the Left for this singularly brilliant and courageous man in the US Congress is matched and exceeded only by the patent disdain and loathing from the fearful, dull and testicularly-challenged Republican "leadership." The good senator is now being vilified both in Congress and by those who hold "commentator" positions in the always-left-wherever-one-looks inaptly-named "mainstream" media. Note: Hmmm. As I recall, the same thing happened to Ronald Reagan.

During his 21 hour and 18 minute dissertation to the American people and his own colleagues, Cruz ably defended his position against (despite the illegal and unconstitutional shenanigans of the now-disgraced SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts' rewrite of the ObamaCare bill so that he could support it) ObamaCare's removal of natural rights by quoting from the United States Constitution, the writings of the original intent of liberties (both economic and social) and empowerment for the people of this land by our ancestral founding fathers and mothers and even read from an outstanding essay "The Americans Who Risked Everything" written by the father of Rush Limbaugh. Cruz brought this information to the forefront. This is information on our US history that US Government schools no longer teach and, in fact, actively suppress from being taught to school children. Said teaching of actual factual and truthful events was replaced decades ago by a Marxist/anti-American/anti-liberty indoctrination system that now even includes the insidious anti-educative programs referred to as "Common Core."

Ted Cruz was joined by a few of his colleagues who assisted him by asking pertinent questions on the Senate floor. These few included Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Cruz was, later, joined by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) and, briefly, by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA).

As of this morning, Sen. Cruz is still being belittled, denigrated and disparaged by the now fully-out-of-the-closet ObamaGov US Communist press, Democrats and RINOs in Congress. Democrats and Communists hate this man. That's understood. Neither of those groups support either the truth or those who tell it. RINOs, however, despise Senator Cruz because, by telling said truth, he brings their own short-comings – if not abject corruption – into the light of all can see. Those of the Sen. John McCain ilk came out of that faux conservative and anti-US Republic long ago. However, for those who followed and supported the ever-bombastic, pro-Islam and, apparently, pro-ObamaCare Rep. Peter King (R-NY) it has come as a bit of a shock. But, then, King has hinted he may run for POTUS in 2016. An honorable and extraordinary man like Sen. Ted Cruz must scare him almost to distraction. But, then Sen. Cruz is scaring a lot of the political "elite" ruling class these speaking the truth and making certain the American people understand it.

Sen. Cruz tells the truth that both political parties in this country have failed the people. In order to gain more and more power, members of both parties have all but eliminated We-the-People from our own government. And, by leaving the running of government solely to others, We-the-People have abrogated our own checks and balances responsibilities and allowed it to happen. Via our lack of attention, we have allowed our elected officials to reach the point where they are now ruling over us...not governing. US laws are being broken daily, now, by all 3 branches of the federal government and the US Constitution was thrown out by them years ago. They now rule only to gain more power and wealth; both of which they have now openly and unceremoniously stolen from us. We will never get it back unless we fight for it. Each day that we fail to act and, also, kick the can down the road our rulers gain more illegal authority over us. This is how dictatorships, oligarchies and police-slave states are created. We are now well into the implementation phase of all. If we are no longer willing to stand up and support men and women with the tenacity, integrity, honor, intelligence and passion for our Constitution as does Senator Ted Cruz, then perhaps we don't deserve to survive as a country after all.

"When you tell them all this, they will not listen to you; when you call to them, they will not answer.

"Therefore say to them, 'This is the nation that has not obeyed the LORD its God or responded to correction. Truth has perished; it has vanished from their lips'." – Jeremiah 7: 27-28

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Common Core Is Meant To Destroy and Replace Public School Education:

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