This blog consists mostly of common sense responses to happenings (news articles, political events, etc) that just cry out for someone to say "WHOA! Hang on a second, here!" Too many people get away with just inventing their own facts as they bull-rush their way through an argument.

Unless you're dodging a taxicab or sidestepping a falling gargoyle, it's usually wise to take what time is available to evaluate and apply actual common sense. Good, old wisdom. It is, of course, my opinion, but I'll try to show why I think it's factual.
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Saturday, October 8, 2011

A little reality about the "Occupy Wall Street" riots. [UPDATED 11-2-11]

Definitions of "riot" from Cornell University's Legal Information Institute and Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary:

A concerted action: (1) made in furtherance of an express common purpose; (2) through the use or threat of violence, disorder, or terror to the public; and (3) resulting in a disturbance of the peace. Under common law, the crime of riot requires the assemblage of three or more actors. The concerted acts may be unlawful in themselves, or they may be lawful acts that are done in a violent or turbulent manner. Among the different forms that riots may take include escalated labor disputes or political demonstrations.

1) A turbulent and violent disturbance of peace by three or more people acting together. 2) An assemblage of people who are out of control, causing injury, or endangering the physical safety of others or themselves, causing or threatening damage to property, and often violating various laws both individually and as a group. The common thread is that the people in a riot have the power through violence to break the public peace and safety, requiring police action

First, let's check in on what Dear Leader Obama, the President of the United States, Leader of the Free World, responsible for the quadrupling of the already-too-big-Bush debt (which, by the way became Obama's upon the illegal, dishonest, back-room, bribery and extortion riddled "health care" bill) and the coming double-dip recession cum depression and massive, unending unemployment while giving hundreds of billions to crony corporations.  [sorry, Mrs. Yoachim; I know that was a run-on sentence - - think of it as a stream of consciousness.]  Sorry, direct, embeddable video is not available, so we refer to ABC news coverage:  HERE.

Of course, we all know and respect Nancy "you have to pass it before we can see what is in it" Pelosi.  Her unwavering support of the Constitution, transparent government, thrifty spending and a healthy economy are imaginary.  Er, I meant 'mythical'. Um, 'a lie'.  Ah, hell; let's just listen to what she says about the rioters in Wall Street, San Francisco and elsewhere:

Thanks to YouTube, The Blaze and MSNBC

Okay, if there is one person you can depend on to give the straight scoop on the economy, its Ben Bernanke. After all, he knows all about monetizing debt (we buy our own with money we printed just this morning, jacking up inflation which you just declare to be non-existent and hide by removing food and fuel from the indexes [see also the Weimar Republic]). Go, Ben:

Once again, ta, YouTube and MOXNEWSd0tCOM.

Let's check the ideological bud of Obama and Nancy, to see what a dignified, responsible, sacrificing devotee of scrupulously honest documentary thinks about the deep feelings and inspirational insight of the selfless and reverent occupiers. Cue Michael Moore, because we wouldn't find any of that other stuff I just said (other than the 'ideological bud' thing):

Yeah- YoutTube and Current

Now let's dip ourselves in latex (for safety) and go among the morally superior, hygienically challenged and focus-free "occupiers". (did you know that the financial institutions that formed and grew at Wall St and Broad [yes, formerly De Heere, for you "National Treasure" fans] spread out many years ago and mostly occupy WTC, John St, Fulton St, and elsewhere; while most businesses that are blockaded, trashed, vandalized and shoplifted by the mob, are small businesses with absolutely nothing to do with "bankers" or "brokers"?)

Jesse Watters gets the point of view (so to speak) of the squatters, mumblers, bumper-sticker academics and hippies.

Okay, where else? Y.T. video by Pigmine3.

At the allied Occupy Philly loitering festival, one mentally superior speaker elucidates for her equally wise and visionary zombies - er, saviors of humanity.

YouTube via skye820 - - viewer mksentinel tried to be helpful to the questioning, non-occupying 99.01%, pointing out: "First of all, they are repeating her because it's a large group. That way everyone can HEAR." Obviously one of the star pupils of the orator. Um, mksentinel? She was speaking (thanks to some corporation somewhere) into a bullhorn, the better to speak over the deafening din of 20 or 30 compliant, attentive zombies.

Here is one perspective that is (thankfully!) only available via still photo. Several of the Occupy filth think this is a good idea  A picture like these are worth, maybe 35 words, even with inflation.

Obviously, this young man is interested in making the world a better place and seeks cooperation with the local authorities.

This one is actually abusing Old Glory.  Think he is just trying to help clean up America?  This flag has been the hope of the free world - and the hope of freedom for the truly occupied and suppressed world for over a hundred years. Its ideals were the inspiration for freedom for another hundred years, giving birth to the (sadly, twisted) French revolution and others.
Notice the shocked disgust of the other well-meaning defenders of freedom, rushing to stop the travesty.

Thanks to TheBlaze.com and fbcdn.net.

Here's some more respect and tolerance from the Left. Notice how many times the well-meaning, polite young man changes his story to fit the argument-du-moment:

YouTube and NROVideos

I'm sure this racist, anti-Semitic viewpoint is just an anomaly.  Lets see who else shares the opinions of Obama, Pelosi, and the C.A.I.R. mouthpieces for the American-murdering Jihadists, shall we?
How about the Grand Dragon, Poo-Bah, Thingy of the KKK, Mr. David Duke?  Let's see if we can entice him away from some smoldering cross or noose-tying lesson to educate us.

Ooopsie - - and real Republicans* are supporting Herman Cain for President, while Lefties galore call him all sorts of offensive names.  But thanks to YouTube and DRDDuke. [*KKK members and Southern segregationists are almost exclusively Democrats - - unless they are the Grand Whatever and try to put out disinformation]

Here, on the other hand, is NYC Mayor Michael "paint-the-roofs-white-to-fight-global-warming" Bloomberg (D) on the practical effects of the pro-Socialist riots:

Y.T and TheMidnightRider11

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For a change of pace: we have all seen the closely cropped/edited scenes of cops beating innocent protesters for no reason whatever. Somehow, lots of this sort of video is always available, but always picks up just as the cops go into action. No one is ever just standing around. Weelllll..... it seems one of these anti-capitalist, anti- corporate, anti-technology protesters forgot to edit out the preliminaries of his post before sending it in [too many hits on the bong?]. Here we see rioters, having conspired as to when to attack, then actually counting down, then assaulting a thin line of peaceful cops. The cops get punched and then react, as rioters issue fake screams of horror and all the (evil, corporate, high-dollar) vids and cameras appear to record the "police brutality". Alynski, Cloward and Piven would be proud.
Rioters assault police line:

Thanks to YouTube and especially Captquest1

The "just like the Tea Party" crowds have left more tons of garbage behind than any Tea Party has ever left pounds. They have provoked more arrests than all Tea Party rallies (with a population hundreds of times that of the "occupiers", counting just the 9-12 rally in D.C. with 1.8 million alone) put together.  To paraphrase Tolkien's Saruman, 'No, the rioters are not really nice.  You had better leave them to themselves.'

YouTube by BRocchio21963

YouTube by GBTV and the Blaze via ybgrsfd

YouTube by FOX via MOXNEWSdotCOM

What would happen if a few pro-Constitution, taxpaying, self-supporting people with pleasant, respectful demeanors tried to exchange substantive, well-supported information with "Occupy" anything (in this case, "DC") protesters?

YouTube by aimaccuracy

And how about if an actual escapee of Soviet Socialism, with the intelligence and awareness to know what was happening there, tried to educate indoctrinated Americans about the truth of their "utopian dream"?   HERE is a video from MRCTV and TownHall.com that shows just that. [flash video player required].

And how about being educated by a homeless man,  who has to live in that park and is disgusted by the conditions of "hippies" playing homeless and then going home to their apartments, leaving filth behind them - - and threatening the goodwill of the people that let him stay there.  HERE is the video [from LiveLeak and AdamVStheMan] of the responsible man (who would be a great employee) who understands reality and stuns the Occupiers into silence.

What about Occupiers raping each other in their peaceful encampments full of love and human rights  devotees?  Not possible, right?

Thanks to MRC TV by journalist Stephen Gutowski

It's also interesting that, while there have been zero arrests and practically zero litter from the Tea Party and related rallies, comprising millions of protesters, they continue to be charged parade/demonstration fees.  However, the #Occupy rioters leave tons of trash, excrement, urine, vomit, drug paraphernalia, vandalism debris, injured police officers, damaged businesses (etc, etc),  yet most of them have not been charged the same fees.  Some cities are considering recouping their losses, when and if they can find out if SEIU, Move-On, Free Mumia Abu-Jamal (cop-killer), or which other Leftist group organized the riots.

And finally, here are some of the dedicated protesters at "Occupy D.C.", an allied disruption to "Occupy Wall St"; hard working Americans all. Ooops, they aren't workers, don't speak English (can't even read the signs they were handed) and their residency is - to be charitable - questionable. Please note, that though the non-workers have shut down non-financial businesses at "Wall St", and blocked commuters on bridges and streets, tried to invade the Smithsonian, trashed many city blocks and created health hazards everywhere they go, they have somehow managed to completely avoid protesting at Obama's White House. Hmm.

YouTube by inboxnews

A real explanation of "Occupy" mentality is at Breitbart.com.  This man gets to take his time and really express his (factually and historically imaginary*) opinion.
[* Israel pre-dates the Philistines (forefathers of the "Palestinians") in Judea and Jerusalem by about 600 years and while they have had nukes ("500"??  Chemical/Biological - like Iran and Iraw have both used on civilians?) for years, they have never used them or threatened to annihilate their neighbors or started 6 wars of aggression "to expand their borders" (though they did hang onto about 10% of their defensive gains as security buffers). ]

Dear rioters, mopes and losers stinking up various cities and making it difficult for real people (the real 99%) to struggle on with reality: you are the 0.099%. You need to soak in disinfectant and get a job. And take your trash with you when you go, for once.

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SO.... Who should we be looking at for redress of our troubles, if not employers, investors and capital creators? Not Capitalism itself? How about the "modern", "scientifically proven", "just", "humane" Socialist agenda? This gives everyone everything they need (with the exception of the evil "rich", who should, of course, simply hand out everything they ever earned to those that can't/won't and then be rendered for their body fats - - but continue to "give" so that the system is "sustainable"), with no requirement for actually earning anything.

YouTube by PJTV

And here is the old-fashioned, far-Right perspective, presented by war-mongering Conservative (poet) George Bernard Shaw.

YoutTube via anonymous

Hm. That's kind of disturbing. Oh, that's right: Shaw was a self-proclaimed Fabian Socialist. It was the Fabians (with their "wolf-in-sheep's-clothing" logo) that gave rise to the Progressive Socialists in the U.S. This was because freedom-loving Americans would NEVER put up with typical, in-your-face Marxist Socialism. Americans needed to be distracted, lied to and slowly brought around to surrendering their liberty a little at a time, over 100 years; "p r o g r e s s ".

Here is a bit of advice from College Republicans (University of Arizona) - - folks who use colleges as places to learn better ways to do things instead of conspiring to tear down successful, egalitarian institutions:

Thanks to Arizona C.R.'s

[This article will be updated occasionally, as more relevant material becomes available]

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Is a rose a rose?

We are witnessing a massive increase in name-calling in the public arena.  Usually vulgar or inflammatory names come from naughty 4 year olds, surly high-schoolers and drunks.  The common thread among these is a lack of intelligent argument.  They have no empirical data, no content, no pith, no evidence, no facts, no examples, no (unrevised) historical reference, no truth and no civility.   According to the Left, all reasoning adults (the majority, which disagrees with the Progressives’ programs) are “racist[i], “the (evil) rich[ii], “Tea Baggers[iii], “haters[iv], “polluters[v]. “flat Earthers[vi], “extremists[vii], and/or “anti-immigrant[viii].  The disturbing part is that these now come more and more from elected “representatives”.  Virtually all come from the Left, (Joe Wilson called Obama a liar, but Obama had just lied about Illegals getting Obamacare).  These elected servants of the People also throw in “go straight to hell[ix], “Astroturf” and “the real enemy[x]

Then there is the ubiquitous Leftist talking point "do nothing Congress" or  “party of ‘no’ ”[xi].  “NO” means:  trying to slow the disastrous Progressive  ‘Supermajority’[xii] quadrupling of Bush’s too high debt, so that there is still an economy to re-start.  The fact is that, since the Conservative landslide of 2010, the GOP controlled House has passed many bills and amendments, while Harry Reid [D], gatekeeper of the Progressive controlled Senate, refuses to even let Obama's "pass this jobs bill" come to the floor.  This is because he knows that many Democrats will vote against it to save their own re-election chances and it would be defeated by a wide margin.

[UPDATE:  while the GOP-controlled house brought the "jobs" tax increase up for a vote weeks ago, and Senate Minority Leader McConnell (R) has repeatedly called on Reid to bring it up in the Senate, the Majority Leader has refused to do so.  Now, Reid  has improperly invoked the (the "nuclear option" that he condemned when Republicans properly applied it once on Jul 18 2005) as he already did to pass the Socialists' wildly unpopular, damaging and unconstitutional Obamacare. He will not allow Conservatives to comment or submit amendments to the bill, but will personally amend (which Biden said must be passed as-is) it and present it in language that Democrats can claim is positive in their campaigns.  This is because he knows that Democrats would defeat it as Obama presented it.]

Setting aside the 2% of wingnuts present in every group (e.g. those actually calling for Bush 43’s death while he was in office, or calling Obama “Hitler”), Conservatives generally call those on the left “Socialist”.  This is not a compliment.  Hitler’s National Socialists (NAZIs) murdered 15million innocent civilians[xiii], Stalin’s Soviet Socialists murdered 35 million[xiv] and Mao’s Communists murdered at least 70 million[xv] of his own people.  All of these also ran their countries into the ground economically, structurally and societally, and fomented insurrections and wars around the world.  The suffering and expense they inflicted on humanity is staggering.  It is also absolutely accurate.  Obama appointees Jarrett, Dunn, Jones, Lloyd, Sunstein, et al, are admitted Communists or Marxist Socialist (Dunn is actually a Maoist).  His own policies boil down to regulating and confiscating the wealth of the successful and massively growing government to spend what doesn’t stick in cronies’ pockets.  That would be Marxism.

But let’s speed this up:  Obama wants to “share around” [redistribute] Joe the Plumber’s wealth.  Frank-Dodd (D-2006) created the mortgage bubble that collapsed our economy, and Dodd-Frank (D-2010) is making this even worse in the rest of the financial world.  Maxine Waters threatens to “um, er, Socialize your company”.  GM and Chrysler are actually seized and stockholders’ equity given to their union bosses.  CBC chair Frederica Wilson declares the clear majority of the People (since 71% agree with the Tea Party ideals) are “the real enemy”.  The White House forces Ford to pull unflattering “bailout” commercials.  Van Jones threatens an “October” insurrection.  PotUS tells minorities to get out and march.  W.H. budget director Peter Orzag claims ‘maybe democracy would work better if U.S. was “less democratic”.  Chiming in, North Carolina Governor Bev Purdue actually suggested that “elections be suspended”.  Dems  and Leftist/Revolutionary groups encourage and join anti-Capitalist march of (rather dismal, spaced-out, clueless, unwashed) hundreds in NYC, S.F., and other sketchy venues[xvi]. [Thanks to sphotos.ak for carton]

So, the “Socialist” tag fits and it is simply accurate definition.  Name calling as exercised by the Left is the last resort of those with no legitimate argument. They have lost the electorate and know it.  They know everyone knows the facts and are simply trying to filibuster; to stop the conversation.

We will no longer recoil from false accusations in order to explain our true character, or allow them to distract us from our defense of our Republic, its Constitution and economy, and thereby, our families and neighbors.
Thanks to the photographer/editor, Victoria Kelley, who asks "if people would like to join my fan page (as facebook is too slow), go to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Victoria-Kelley/114473698637977 "

[i] Ironic, since the Founding Fathers tried to end slavery while Southern “Democrat” plantation owners refused to sign the Declaration or the Constitution unless their terms were deleted; the Republican Party was founded as an abolitionist movement while the defeated plantation owners formed the KKK. GOP voted 100% for XIII Amendment while Dems voted 63% against, followed by hyper-racist Wilson, the Segregationists [George Wallace (D) -- overcome by Eisenhower (R)] and then the Progressive Socialists.
[ii]Funny, since this is always said with contempt if not disgust, and these would be the investors [those risking money for companies to buy new equipment & supplies and hire more workers] and the employers [those actually committing to pay fair wages over an undetermined future], as the “poor” cannot afford to do these things.
[iii] Strange, as everyone on the Left seems to know all about masticating scrota (they say this constantly), while conservatives generally have never heard of such a thing, let alone approve of it.
[iv]Confusing, because the threatening union bosses, rally finger biters, Texas plane crashers, Ft. Hood shooters, union grain-pier rioters, Tucson shooters, CBC ‘spit’ liars, Beltway Shooters, CBC “go to hell “ and “real enemy”  dividers seem to come from the far Left.  Even Timothy McVeigh sang Socialist songs in prison and hated Christians [only humoring his attorney’s request for last rites}.
[v] Frustrating, since the greatest polluters in history were the Socialist NAZIs, Communist Soviets and Chinese [along with the dubious record of the most murdered civilians: 15,000,000; 35,000,000 and 70,000,000].  Capitalists see pollution as wasted resources as well as a danger to their families and a blight on beautiful America.
[vi] Weird, since Conservatives readily acknowledge the recent warm years as well as the current cooling cycle, while Leftists of every stripe make up “hockey stick” modifications to make their climbing magazine “research” and photoshopped  polar bear evidence get hotter and hotter.  And Uber-Liberal warming czar Gore flies around in the dirtiest jet in the air (GulfstreamV), collecting $100,000,000 in prevarication fees.
[vii] “Conservative extremist”  And the definition of ‘oxymoron’ is…?
[viii] Unusual, since all of us are immigrants or offspring of immigrants, and most Americans are opposed to law-breakers who don’t follow the procedures the way Grandpa or Mom did.  They no more want criminals and potential terrorists (35% of the invaders are Arabs, Russian, Chinese, Iranians, etc) running loose in the U.S. than they want to give “a path to residency” to a burglar in their own home.
[ix] Try saying this to your boss!
[x] Google “irony” and check what Al Qaida and Ahmadinejad think about us.
[xi] This means, steadfastly defending the Constitution and the economy, rather than “compromising” - - way the hell over to the Left wall.  Republicans  have dozens of bills ready to go or already past the House.  Dems (Harry Reid) just refuse to let bills come up for a vote.
[xii] Dems took over both houses in 2006 and passed the Dodd-Frank Recession bill.  Supermajority for the 1st two years of Obama’s regime.  The People 86’d them from the House in large numbers in 2010, but there is still the Senate and White House.
[xiii] Jews of course, but also, ethnic gypsies, Poles, homosexuals, Christian clergy, mentally ill, political prisoners, political competition, etc, but not counting the combat casualties of WWII.
[xiv] Political prisoners, released Russian POWs from Germany, mentally ill, gays, political competition, etc.
[xv]Political competition, political prisoners, yadda-yadda. 
[xvi] These block traffic, leave tons of trash and force more arrests than all of the Tea Party rallies (including the 1.8 million D.C. march) combined.  The most common thread is to “bring it down”, but are unclear what 'it' is or what replaces it.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Akin to name calling is dishonest, obstructionist disinformation.

Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader, has been obstructing Republican/Conservative amendments, bills, motions and other rights for years; from Obamacare through stimuli 1-3, while calling for "Republicans, the party of 'no', to present a plan, if they have one".

In this exchange, Mitch McConnel, the Minority Leader, has the rat by the tail.  He is calling for a vote on the false "Jobs" bill presented (and campaigned on) by Obama to be brought up "right away" as Obama himself demanded 15 times in just his first speech on the subject.  Reid knows that too many Democrats will vote against the bill for it to have a ghost of a chance of passage.  This means that the bill's entire purpose - - to try and cast the GOP as the obstructionist bad guys - - will be betrayed to the public.

Watch, this is good:

Thanks to (no, not FOX) CBS News.

Another video gem...

Alfonzo Rachel ("ZO") makes some very good videos.  Here is one of his very best.  Timely, accurate, and spot on as to the current "name calling" epidemic.  The only downer is that there are so many people out there that can't tell the difference between the Tea Parties and the morons he confronts here:

Thanks to ZO and Macho Sauce productions.