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Sunday, April 20, 2014

He Is Risen....

by JASmius

....He is risen, indeed!

Saturday, April 19, 2014


by JASmius

While Christian churches in the United Kingdom are struggling to draw people to worship, the Islamic community there is burgeoning. Some Muslim groups are doing all they can to counter fears the rapid growth is a challenge to British traditions.

I'll just bet they are.  "Hudna," I believe, is the term for this phenomenon.  The late stages.  After which the remaining Brits will have to acquaint themselves with the term "dhimmi".  After that, they will need no words, because "dead men tell no tales".

Freedom Works - Matt Kibbe: Constitution Radio

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Our guest today is President of Freedom Works, Matt Kibbe.  Topic: Warning: Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff.

Then, Constitution Corner, Constitution Quest Question of the Week, and the Book of the Week.

And finally, the . . .

5 Big Stories of the Week, April 19, 2014

5.  Bundy Ranch Aftermath





4.  Boston Marathon Backpacks


3.  Ukraine Heat



2.  Rise of Anti-Semitism



1.  Easter


US Sending Troops To Poland Amid Tensions Over Russia

by JASmius

Just like Neville Chamberlain guaranteeing Poland's security against Germany after washing his hands of Czechoslovkia....except for the actual deployment of troops.

Well, actually it's not that far off:

The Obama administration is sending ground troops to Poland in response to Russia's moves in Ukraine, Poland’s defense minister, Tomasz Siemoniak, tells The Washington Post.

The move, he said, was agreed to as part of an expansion of the NATO presence in the region.

The New York Times, meanwhile, said the troops would participate in small exercises in Estonia as well as Poland.

Holy John Wayne, Batman!  Barack Obama is actually sending American ground troops....to eastern Europe....into harm's way....where they could literally enter into combat with Vladimir Putin's Russian hordes.  Has The One gone all Gipperesquely Napoleonic on our candy asses?


The Poland exercise, which is to be announced next week, involves one U.S. Army company —  about 150 soldiers — and would last about two weeks. The Estonia exercise is similar, said a Western official who declined to be identified, the Times reports....

The Army exercise is far short of what Poland Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski suggested earlier this month, when he said he wants NATO to deploy two combat brigades with as many as 5,000 troops.

<sigh>  One Army company isn't enough to perform the landscaping on the Black Sea dacha that Vlad is no doubt even now having constructed.  It isn't enough to even justify being described as cannon fodder.  It's like the bug hitting the windshield in the opening shot of Men In Black.

And it's only going to be there for two weeks, which means we're really not sending troops to aid our erstwhile eastern European NATO allies at all.

Yep, just like Neville Chamberlain.

Except that after Hitler invaded Poland, Chamberlain, while never actually doing anything about it, at least made a show of declaring war against the Reich.  After Putin finishes conquering Ukraine and sends his tanks rolling into the Baltic States and Poland, O won't even do that much, despite NATO treaty commitments being a binding security guarantee, unless you count more clucky taunting of the neoCzar over his "runaway isolation," and maybe embargoing Vlad's body oil imports.  With the new Black Sea dacha, not being able to show off his shiny, joggling pecs would really hit him where he lives.

American Daily Review: The Zealots Always Win

Obamerika has no borders because too many special interests profit from the present mess; Will Democrats polling well only with Democrats cost them in November?; Will Sylvia "The Enforcer" Burwell have a tough time keeping ObamaCare afloat?; Like all police states, military-style units from Obama agencies are wreaking havoc on non-violent citizens; When full disclosure becomes a cudgel, free expression is suppressed; Is it possible that Democrat constituencies don’t necessarily have the same interests?; and Vladimir Putin appears disinterested in visiting Bizarro World.

Learn how to enjoy defeat and a functioning Internet connection on Open Thighs Friday Saturday at 3PM Eastern/Noon Pacific.

American Daily Review: Dougless

I will be unable to participate in this broadcast, but will be on later at 2pm on Constitution Radio., KCAA



American Daily Review: The Zealots Always Win
Obamerika has no borders because too many special interests profit from the present mess; Will Democrats polling well only with Democrats cost them in November?; Will Sylvia "The Enforcer" Burwell have a tough time keeping... more
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How Obama Defines "Equal"

by JASmius

Some paychecks are more equal than others. The Democrats' $6 billion woman. And: we're going to need a bigger cat. All this, plus, the worst bumper sticker ever.

Obama Delays XL Pipeline Decision Until After Midterms

by JASmius

Isn't it amazing how the more passive-aggressively dictatorial Barack Obama gets, the more Americans he incenses into becoming aggressively-aggressive?:

The Obama administration said Friday it's extending its review of the Keystone XL pipeline – a procedural punt that could put off a decision until after midterms – unleashing howls of protest from both Republicans and Democrats who want the project approved.

More specifically, congressional Democrats up for re-election this fall who are looking at five years of engineered economic depression on their demigod's watch, the engineered ObamaCare cataclysm, and, well, the rest of their demigod's watch creating an uphill battle at a ninety-degree angle.  Republicans?  Bleep the Republicans.

And, apparently, all those imperiled Democrats.

State Department officials cited ongoing litigation in Nebraska over the pipeline’s route, and said more time was needed to allow for comment.

The indecision over the northern leg of TransCanada’s pipeline, which would connect the tar sands of Alberta to oil refineries and export facilities in Texas, has dragged on for nearly six years[.]

Folks, this is not about litigation in Nebraska.  Neither is any more time needed for comments.  All the comments that will ever be made about whether or not to build this damned pipeline have already been forwarded, posted, lodged, and uttered.  This is about Barack Obama vetoing the Keystone XL pipeline without being seen as vetoing it.  Never fully coming out and saying "no," but never in a galactic rotation EVER saying "yes".  The practical effect of which is....no bleeping pipeline.  "Waiting for it to blow over" is the most applicable metaphor.

Once again it falls to me to point out the obvious: There was a better chance of a ninety-eight mile-per-hour Obama ceremonial first-pitch fastball on the outside corner of the plate than there ever was of a Marxist-Alinskyist, anti-energy, pro-greenstremist zealot such as Red Barry doing ANYTHING that might aid the cause of providing access to real, genuine, affordable domestic energy resources to the American people.  It's Solyndra or bust, people; you're going to use wind and solar, you're going to live in that cold, damp cave with Moonwatcher hoping the killer leopard doesn't find and eat you and your loved ones, and you're going to bow down with tears of joy and worshipfully thank Godbama for it.  Period.

Naturally, Republicans are pissed to the last Pachyderm.  But Democrats?  Some of them kinda are, too:

North Dakota Democrat Senator Heidi Heitkamp also blasted the delay, calling it "absolutely ridiculous," while Senator Mary Landrieu, D-LA, called the delay "irresponsible, unnecessary and unacceptable," Fox News reported.

"By making it clear that they will not move the process forward until there is a resolution in a lawsuit in Nebraska, the administration is sending a signal that the small minority who oppose the pipeline can tie up the process in court forever," Landrieu said. "There are 42,000 jobs, $20 billion in economic activity and North America's energy security at stake."...

The latest delay comes just a week after a group of 11 Senate Democrats – five of them looking to get re-elected this year – urged Obama to make up his mind by May 31.

They included Landrieu, as well as Mark Begich of Alaska, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mark Warner of Virginia, all of them up for re-election. All were backers of the Keystone project.

"This decision must not drag on into the summer,” the letter urged. Democratic Senators Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, and Jon Tester and John Walsh, both of Montana, also signed the plea.

It isn't for environmental reasons, because Keystone XL has cleared every hurdle the greenstremists have thrown at it.  It isn't for economic reasons, because Keystone XL would aid U.S. energy independence and create tens of thousands of real [i.e. private sector] jobs.  It isn't for political reasons, because the American public wants Keystone XL and, as congressional Dems are demonstrating, they'll be punished in November for O's extremist obstructionism.

It's because Barack Obama is a Marxist-Alinskyist, anti-energy, pro-greenstremist ideological zealot.

And also because bipartisan "Bleep you!"

Don't like it?  Guess who owns the killer leopard?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Public Display for Political Reasons

By Douglas V. Gibbs

The truth, when it comes to power hungry politicians, is usually hidden, draped with good deeds, and virtuous intent.

Darkness always first appears as an angel of light.

As they say, "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions."

In the Bible, Matthew 6:6, King James Version (KJV), it reads: But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

This verse is mistakenly taken to mean that Christians cannot pray in public, it must only be in private, behind closed doors.  In reality, what the verse, when taken in context, is saying is that because of our human nature it is in our best interest to pray in private, for if we pray in public, and it is for reasons other than the prayer, such as for a portrayal of self-edification, then the prayer is empty, and should never have been prayed in the first place.  When in private, the dangers of our human nature using prayer for show are eliminated.

Understanding the verse in Matthew does not then mean that an extreme should be applied, and therefore we should never pray in public.  Jesus prayed in public.  Many important historical figures prayed in public.  Public prayer, for the right reasons, is a wonderful thing.

In the Bible, Matthew 19:24, King James Version (KJV), it reads: And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

As with Matthew 6:6, Christ is not saying that "absolutely" no rich person can enter Heaven, or that being rich is a sinful thing.  It all goes back to human nature, once again.

Wealth does a funny thing to people.  With the acquisition of wealth often comes a narcissistic attitude of power along with it.  People who accumulate wealth run the risk of believing they are somehow above other people, that they are wiser, or belong to a "better class" of people.  Such a system of beliefs places in danger the person's faith, for they forget the source of their talents, or the order of events that occurred in their lives that brought them to that point.  Their money, and the position of power, becomes more important than God, and in many cases leads the person to deny the existence of God in order to satisfy their own selfish desire to be able to claim that it was themselves that ensured they attained such a position in life.

It is not impossible for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God, but human nature plays a large part in making it difficult for a man to humble himself before the Lord, to admit he is a sinner, and to accept the gift God offers.  In fact, as the verse goes, human nature makes it so difficult for a person to put God above all of their wealthy earthly possessions, that for them to seek out God is so unlikely, it would be easier to thread a camel through the eye of a needle.

Does this mean that obtaining wealth on Earth should be avoided?  Absolutely not!  It means that we need to make sure we are right with God when we reach those heights, and constantly remind ourselves that our financial gain was not of ourselves, but because of the Will of God.

The point of explaining these two verses was to spotlight human nature, and how as humans we have this tendency to do things for show, rather than for the genuine reason we should be doing them.  I understand that nobody knows what is in another's heart.  We can only observe, and determine a person's heart by the fruits we see.  But if those fruits do not line up properly with the other fruits, or the words that sometimes comes out of their mouths, sometimes it is easy to pinpoint who is "full of it" when they perform some charitable action in public.

The nature of liberal left progressive democrats has been to ensure that the perception is optimal for their agenda.  Everything is about perception, with these people, even if it is a false perception.  Therefore, the truth is often hidden, and much of what they do is for show.  The liberal left progressive democrats have proven this to be true time and time again.  They are the ones that pray in public to show everyone how spiritual they are.  They are the ones that participate in certain acts of charity to make up for their guilt regarding their position in society.  They are the ones that make public displays of being a wonderful person, for political reasons in order to help the image of their political agenda.

President Bill Clinton gave us a glimpse of how he has a certain face for the camera, for show, when at Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown's funeral in 1996 he was yucking it up, laughing and grinning, until he realized a camera was on him, at which point he lowered his head, draped a solemn look across his face, and acted as if he was wiping away tears.

President Barack Obama, after attacking and mocking the Bible early in his presidential career, and during his candidacy, shifted quickly when he realized it was not a popular thing to do with it came to the constituents.  Suddenly, Obama became a regular church goer, publicly mentioning his “Christian faith” more times in a few months than he had the year prior.  He began to frequently cite passages of the Bible, including repeated references to what he believes to be the spirit of Genesis 4:9 — “I am my brother’s keeper; I am my sister’s keeper” — which was a mainstay of Obama’s 2010 campaign stump speech. References to his “Christian faith” also began to appear in Obama’s speeches.  One wonders why suddenly, after being criticized for his mocking of Christianity, the sudden public expressions of his Christianity.

Could it have been for political reasons?

Which brings us to the Wicked Witch of the West... also known as Nancy Pelosi.

Congresswoman Pelosi is about as hard-left liberal as they get, and is known for having harsh words for her political opponents.  She opposes her Catholic Church on abortion, and the church's position on Obamacare's mandate regarding forcing religious business owners to offer health insurance that covers all contraceptives, including aborticides, like the morning-after pill.

Yet, despite Pelosi's hate for her opposition, and her hardcore leftist agenda that flies in the face of a value based system supported by Christianity, when it comes to walking in the steps of Jesus, a tradition of washing the feet of others during the Holy Week before Easter, she's all over it. . . ensuring cameras are around to catch he in the act, with a huge smile on her face.

An act of humility?  Or a politically motivated photo-op?

When it comes to liberal left democrats, understand that EVERYTHING they do is for the advancement of their progressive agenda.  Everything is a lie.  Everything is a deception.  Perception is everything, especially in the eyes of the uninformed voters that blindly vote for these people because they buy the propaganda.

Only Nancy Pelosi truly knows in her heart what was behind her public display of servitude, and Christian humility.  I only ask, was it a true act of love? Or a public display for the camera?

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Pelosi assists in Holy Week foot-washing ritual - SFGate

Bill Clinton Cries for the Camera - YouTube

Barack Obama Lets His Faith Show - Free Republic

Obama Mocks and Attacks Jesus Christ and the Bible - YouTube

Bundy Ranch: Domestic Terrorists & Mass Graves - Where's PETA?

by JASmius

This is outrageous! Where is PETA over the treatment of these animals? Where is Ashley Judd? Where's the media? Where's the outcry? Non-Existent!

In our continuing coverage of the events at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada we bring you the latest from Senator Harry Reid who is calling supporters of the Bundy family "domestic terrorists." and referred to the Bundy family as "un-American" for not submitting to federal demands.

After a tense standoff between federal authorities and armed citizens at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada, government forces backed down. The Bureau of Land Management announced they withdrew from the area due to concerns about safety. The retreat was so hasty, many pieces of equipment were left behind on the field.

Referring to the armed citizens, Reid said, "They're nothing more than domestic terrorists. I repeat: what happened there was domestic terrorism."

The federal government claims the Bundys owe more than a million dollars in unpaid grazing fees. The rancher said his family has worked the land for generations. The BLM revoked his permit to graze the lands, claiming a danger to species of tortoise even while the BLM euthanized over 1000 tortices.

Despite this, animals and cattle belonging to the rancher met gristly deaths at the hands of the federal authorities. Around 40 head of cattle were found dead in areas held by federal authorities before their withdrawal. The slaughtered animals were found in a mass grave, quickly dug with a backhoe.

Many show evidence of having been killed by gunmen in helicopters. Several animals, fatally wounded by federal authorities, were left to suffer and die in the hot sun. BLM agents say the slaughter of animals in the field were "mercy killings." Tracks in the dirt are consistent with those of healthy animals, running in a panic.

Federal officials in helicopters herded surviving cattle into makeshift pens, imprisoning the animals in horrific conditions. Some cattle died from dehydration and stress while in the cattle camps.

Natural News, run by Mike Adams the"Health Ranger", is describing federal actions in Nevada as "horrific atrocities against cattle."

Michele Fiore, a Nevada assemblywoman, personally helped save one calf, born moments before becoming separated from her mother during the massacre.

In addition to atrocities against livestock, human protesters were victims of stun gun attacks and were threatened by federal officials commanding attack dogs.

Nevada Senator harry Reid has told the public that federal efforts against the Bundy family are not yet over. While we've now heard Reid's statements on the referring to peaceful protesters as Domestic Terrorists we're awaiting Animal Rights groups to declare the same of the BLM for their treatment of bundy's free range cattle.

I said it yesterday, I repeat it today: After ObamaCare, the NRSC should hang Dirty Harry around the necks of every single Democrat senatorial candidate nationwide.  Make this dirty, filthy, despicable old SOB the face of the Democrat Party, and watch the tsunami carry away his Donk majority and any lingering stench of same to the depths of hell itself.

Krauthammer: Obama 'Makes This Stuff Up' On ObamaCare

by JASmius

On the surface, yes, you're correct, Dr. Krauthammer.  But in the big picture sense, he's telling the harrowing truth:

Conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer says that President Barack Obama makes stuff up with "brazenness" when he says that ObamaCare is working.

Obama said Thursday while appearing in the White House briefing room about the Affordable Care Act that "this thing is working."

Krauthammer challenged the president's assertion during an appearance Thursday on Fox News' "Special Report."

"Look, it's working in that it exists. It breathes," Krauthammer said. "But if it's hurting the doctor, it's hurting the hospital, it's hurting the patient, it's hurting the economy, it's going to cost a fortune."

"I love the way the president says healthcare costs are reduced, as if there is any relationship between a reduction, which occurred during a recession and a healthcare implementation which occurs today," Krauthammer added.

"So it couldn't possibly have retroactively affected last year's numbers. I mean, he makes this stuff up with brazenness that is almost admirable," the Washington Post columnist said.

Of course, he does.  Once again, you have to remember that (1) Barack Obama is the epitome of the blind-guide religious zealot, to whom an avalanche of facts and evidence contra his dogmatic worldview are not just irrelevant, but are infidel heresy that must be stamped out with extreme, vengeful prejudice.  He says ObamaCare is working because that's his worldview, and he does not and will not tolerate any other pronouncement, from himself or anybody else.  And (2) he knows that half the country believes everything he says, is almost plaintively desperate to be fooled, and will thus believe his "ObamaCare is working" lie every bit as much as they did "If' you like your plan/doctor, you can keep them, period" fraud.

But that's just the surface veneer, the scam designed to cover the big picture purpose of ObamaCare: the "fundamental transformation" of the United States from a constitutional federal republic - and global superpower - into a shrunken, desiccated communist dictatorship.  Once that proper context is understood, O's braying boasts about ObamaCare's "success" come into grim focus as being the gospel truth:

"Everybody is getting a worse deal," Krauthammer said. "If the providers are, that means the doctors aren't getting their usual payments, which means they have to see much more patients, which means they spend less time, which means the care is inferior, that means they are reimbursed at a lower rate, which means some of them will go out of business."
Precisely.  Destroy every facet of American health care so that We, The People will have no place else to turn but Barack Hussein Obama for our very lives.  And there's not a damn thing we can do about it for three more years at absolute minimum, at which time it may very well be too late.

Mission accomplished.

Still think he's lying, Dr. K?

Why No One Wants To Hack For The US Government

by JASmius

The FBI and Pentagon plan to hire 6,000 cybersecurity professionals by 2016, but they're having a really rough time recruiting people to work for them. There could be many reasons why - low pay, not enough American-born resources - but it all might really come down to one thing: that the US treats hackers as the worst possible criminals. So why would a hacker want to work for them? The Resident discusses.

Might it not also be a matter of trust?  (1) Most hackers tend to be young people; (2) young people tend to be big on privacy; (3) the Obama Regime's domestic spying has put off the young people that once worshipped Red Barry as a demigod.  Now that same Regime wants them to do that same dirty work for him?  Awfully tough sell, that.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

#OccupyTheRanch: Rotating Shifts Have Commenced @ Bundy Ranch

by JASmius

Looks like we're not the only ones who think the BLM Guards Tank Army's retreat is not permanent.

Of course, you know the BLM could always attack another ranch where Tea Partiers aren't standing watch.  In fact, I would bet on that being the Regime's strategy, because they're after a heckuva lot more than just Clive Bundy, and thanks to their militant police state tactics, that name has attracted far too much attention.

Bottom line is the government will always have more resources than the people will because...well, from where do you think the feds took them in the first place?

It's Official: Takers Outnumber Workers...148 Million To 86 Million?

by JASmius

No offense to your brain-and-a-half, Great One, but if the margin is nearly two to one, didn't this become "official" a long time ago?

How can we sustain this?  Print more money, I guess, until Barack Obama signs the Enslavement Proclamation forcing all white Americans into mandatory indentured servitude.  Because as everybody knows, slave economies are always the most efficient....for the slaveholders.

Tonight's Temecula Constitution Class Cancelled

Due to infirmities beyond Mr. Gibbs' control, tonight's Temecula Constitution Class at Faith Armory, 41669 Winchester Road, Temecula, California, has been cancelled.  It will resume next Thursday at 6:30 PM sharp.  Please remember Doug in your prayers as his recovery from his hit & run accident progresses.

As Doug posted last week, efforts are in progress to begin a new Constitution Class in Corona at All Star Collision. The night of the week, and exact time, are still up in the air.

There are also efforts underway to change the class so that it is available online as well. Video presentations will be provided on YouTube, and complete video, as well as live presentations, will be available with an online subscription in the near future.

To accomplish our goals, we are constantly in the need of assistance. The cost of equipment and promotion is still beyond our financial ability, but you can help. All monetary gifts are welcome, regardless of the amount. Please do what is in your heart, and I am sure the LORD will multiply what we are doing as His will determines.

If you wish to send a gift, you can go to Doug's contribution page to do so at: http://www.douglasvgibbs.com/donate.php with credit card or PayPal.

Hard Starboard Radio: al Qaeda's Master Plan

Kathleen Sebelius steps down from HHS....to run for the U.S. Senate, and ObamaCare supporters pretend to rejoice; Ukraine fighting continues, while Obama continues hailing UConn basketball coaches for championships; Russofilic eastern Ukrainians institute Jewish registration; Muslim nations are doing to followers of Jesus what they did to the Jews; Fueled by money from the Sunni kingdoms, al-Qaeda is signaling its intent to conquer the world for Allah; Obama still firing up racial and gender resentments to get out the vote; and the definition of true immigration reform and who the "reactionaries" really are.

Sitting back and enjoying the collapse at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific.  Besides, it's not like I have anything better to do.

Ukrainian Jews Told To Register Or Be Deported

by JASmius

Looks like Vladimir Putin's minions really are going full frontal Godwinn:

Ukrainian Jews leaving Passover eve prayers were handed leaflets ordering them to either register with an interim government that is trying to make the eastern province of Donetsk Russian or face deportation.

Deportation where, exactly?  Western Ukraine?  The direction this crisis is headed, that would be a most decidedly temporary arrangement at best.

Armed, masked men were waiting outside one synagogue, reports Ynet News, Israel's largest news website, to hand worshipers the leaflets telling them to register with the forces who are trying to return the city to Russia.
Well, heck, there's nothing Nazi-esque about that, is there?

The flyers said that all Jews in the province who are over the age of 16 must register, provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee of about $50 or "else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated."

".....now, as opposed to after all Jews in the province have registered, at which time their citizenship will be revoked, they'll be deported, and their assets confiscated more efficiently later."  Or just rounded up and sent to death camps, whichever is easier.

Pushilin admitted the flyers came from his organization but disavowed the contents, which said that Jews were being ordered to register because of their support for the Bendery Junta, a reference to Stepan Bandera, the leader of the Ukrainian nationalist movement that fought for Ukrainian independence at the end of World War II.

At last, a non-anti-Semitic motivation for this garish act of fascism.  See, it's also about crushing Ukrainian nationalism as well!  That changes everything!

Incidentally, did I mention that the proportion of Jews in the "People's Republic of Donetsk" is one in two hundred fifty?  So, anti-Semitic stereotypes notwithstanding, it's not like Pushilin's temporary fiefdom is being overrun by God's chosen people, although in vintage Putinesque gangster fashion, they could line their pockets to some extent by their intended Kristallnachtian plundering.

Unsurprisingly, it's proving to be a hard sell to its intended victims:

Jewish resident Olga Reznikova, 32, told Ynet she never experienced anti-Semitism in the city until she saw this leaflet. She said it reminded her of the "fascists in 1941," a reference to the Nazis who occupied Ukraine during World War II. Hitler's regime murdered one million Ukrainian Jews in the Holocaust.

"I do not intend to register," she said. "I am 32, I have lived in Donetsk my entire life and have never had to deal with anti-Semitism until I laid eyes on this piece of paper.

The risible irony?  The Kremlin is using bogus charges of anti-Semitism against the Ukrainian government in Kiev to justify its slow-motion invasion.  Psychological projection once again, the telltale fingerprint of leftalitarianism.

It's a pity Denis Pushilin isn't going after Muslims instead.  That might actually motivate Barack Obama to muster at least a token level of resistance to Czar Vlad's resurrection of the Evil Empire.

Battle Of Bundy Hill II

by JASmius

The Bureau of Land Management nearly started a range war over cattle grazing fees when it had an old west style stand-off with 68 year-old rancher Clive Bundy. A shoot-out has been averted for now, but Trifecta wonders whether it could happen later. Are free speech and private property rights truly in peril under the Obama Regime?

Put another way, Clive Bundy's stand this late in the "fundamental transformation" game shows how far out of whack things have gotten in this country, and that it's the federal government that is "kooky" far more than he is.  The only question - and I think it's more a rhetorical formality - is whether it's gotten too far out of whack to be brought back into whack.  That question will be answered when the BLM comes back to Casa Bundy for round two.

Emails Link Justice Department.To IRS Tea Party Targeting

by JASmius

To preface, let me stress once again to keep you from getting your hopes up that there is nothing - no revelation, no scandal, NOTHING - that will "bring down" Barack Obama or any underling in his Regime, no matter how puny and insignificant.  In this White House, even the janitor has more stroke than John Boehner or Mitch McConnell or any other Republican.  So what I am about to discuss next will....not....matter.

That said, it's a crying shame, because in its sheer egregiousness, IRSgate keeps getting more and more interesting:

Embattled former IRS official Lois Lerner last year discussed working with the Justice Department to prosecute nonprofit organizations that she felt had "lied" about their political activities, according to new documents released on Wednesday by Judicial Watch about the agency's targeting of conservative groups.

The new documents show Lerner's communications with Justice within days of publicly acknowledging that the Internal Revenue Service was singling out tea party, conservative, and religious groups.

They also indicate that the targeting may have reached further into the Obama White House despite Lerner's original assertions that it was all based out of the agency's Cincinnati field office.

Might as well get this one out of the way: Imagine if any Republican White House had (1) pulled something like this and (2) taken it this far.  All President Nixon did was try to get the IRS to go after his political enemies (in the highest FDR/JFK/LBJ tradition), and he had to resign to beat both impeachment and removal from office.  But Barack Hussein Obama [hmm-hmm-hmm]?  Why, it's almost as if he and his minions know they're bullet-proof.

Incidentally, the Regime didn't take it "this" far - they took it even further:

In a May 8 email, for instance, Lerner said that she had received a call from Richard Pilger, director of the elections crimes unit at Justice.

Pilger asked whether the IRS could help the department "piece together false statement cases about applicants who 'lied'" on a particular IRS form, "saying they weren’t planning on doing political activity, and then turning around and making large visible political expenditures.

"DOJ is feeling like it needs to respond, but want to talk to the right folks at IRS to see whether there are impediments from our side and what, if any damage this might do to IRS programs," Lerner said in the email.

"I told him that sounded like we might need several folks from IRS…," she said.

Lerner wrote the email to Nikole Flax, who was chief of staff at the time to Steven Miller, who was the acting IRS commissioner.

She responded in an email the next day: "I think we should do it -- also need to include CI [Criminal Investigation Division], which we can help coordinate. Also, we need to reach out to [Federal Election Commission]. Does it make sense to consider including them in this or keep it separate?"
The IRS, the Commissariat of Injustice & Revenge, AND the Federal Election Commission, colluding in a veritable council-of-war fashion against humble Tea Party groups to, as it were, swat flies with Buicks?  This wasn't just voter suppression, it was political repression and persecution.  It was a broad-based Obama Regime intent not just to keep TPers out of the political process, but to "fundamentally transform" them into political prisoners of the state.  It was vintage police state mentality.

How very Soviet Socialist of them.

"These new emails show that the day before she broke the news of the IRS scandal, Lois Lerner was talking to a top Obama Justice Department official about whether the DOJ could prosecute the very same organizations that the IRS had already improperly targeted," Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. "The IRS emails show Eric Holder’s Department of Justice is now implicated and conflicted in the IRS scandal."

Representative Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that has been investigating the scandal, said the new emails underscored "the political nature of IRS tea party targeting and the extent to which supposed apolitical officials took direction from elected Democrats.

"These e-mails are part of an overwhelming body of evidence that political pressure from prominent Democrats led to the targeting of Americans for their political beliefs," the California Republican said in a statement.

"Now I see why the IRS is scared to give up the rest of Lois Lerner's emails,” Ohio GOP Representative Jim Jordan said in a statement.

The documents "further prove the coordination among the IRS, the Federal Election Commission, the Justice Department and committee Democrats to target conservatives," he said.

Jordan added that had the oversight panel not become involved, "Eric Holder’s politicized Justice Department would likely have been leveling trumped-up criminal charges against tea party groups to intimidate them from exercising their Constitutional rights."

But....do you think anything will happen to Eric "The Red" over this?  Will O ask for his resignation?  Will enough finally be enough?


President Barack Obama has denied GOP charges that the targeting of the groups was politically motivated or illegal, telling Fox News in February that "not even a smidgen of corruption" was involved in the specialized screening.

And in his mind, Red Barry is telling the truth, because crushing the "forces of evil" - which is to say, any and all that would racistly oppose him in any way, shape, or form - cannot, by definition, be corrupt.  It's the Tea Party that is "corrupt," because it's "racist" for standing against him and his Marxist-Alinskyist faith, and championing those white, slaveholding Founders and their Enslavement-Proclaiming Constitution that would tie his deity down like Gulliver was the Lilliputians, and therefore must be not just stopped, but completely eradicated by any means necessary.  Once that's understood, one can see why the law and the Constitution must not be allowed to stand in the way of "doing what must be done" to preserve "the fundamental transformation" of Obamerika.


And remember, all of the above has now been formally codified in Regime policies and procedures, and is being strictly carried out in the 2014 cycle.  So if anybody is getting frog-marched out of any place in orange jumpsuit and handcuffs, it ain't gonna be Lois Lerner or Eric Holder.

But at least Tea Partiers can take those pleasant fantasies with them to provide some measure of comfort in the long years of incarceration ahead.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hey! F-B-I . . . "Big Government, Big Government, Big Government!!!!!!"

By Douglas V. Gibbs

I am one to constantly talk about big government, and the dangers of big government.  So did Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, and a few others you may have heard of.  They were called radicals, extremists, and traitors.  Many times their writings were under pseudonyms, like Bruno, or Publius, in order to protect them from being arrested.

The Founding Fathers spoke out against big government as often as they could.

And so did a young man named Cicero.  Less than a hundred years before Christ, Cicero preached about honest government, challenging the bureaucrats and politicians to turn away from their dishonest ways, so that Rome could become a republic, again.  The power structure turned away from Cicero, literally turning their backs on him as he spoke, and eventually they exiled him for calling for honest government that abides by the limitations set forth the rule of law.  They sent him away, out of Rome, for daring to speak in opposition to their greedy lust for big government.

The Saxons later transformed the overpowering monarchy in England into a government based on the idea that Englishmen are freemen, and that nobody is above the law. . . including the king.  Their endeavors to ensure that the government remained individual-centric led to the Magna Carta, the Glorious Revolution, and the English Bill of Rights.  But even with a history that demanded honest government, eventually the British fell back into the trap of big government, and became tyrannical against thirteen individual colonies in the New World as a result of their willingness to do as they pleased from a parliamentary point of view, regardless of representation.

Montesquieu, a French political philosopher saw the wisdom in the individual-centric system devised by the Saxons, and the Roman Republic, and wrote in favor of systems that guarded individual rights, and liberty.  He called out for a mixed constitution, that divided the powers of aristocracy, in order to create a republic, with a separation of powers divided between three compartments of government.  He was disliked in his mother country of France, for daring to speak out against authoritarianism, and big government.

We see it throughout history.  Time and time again there are stories in history about citizens standing up to big government, and being investigated, jailed, exiled, or killed because they dared to question the tyrannical authority of the ruling elite.  Dictatorships have risen and fallen, and have destroyed societies in their wake. The Caesars.  Hitler.  Stalin.  Communists, socialists, and progressives, alike.

Many countries have a shining moment in their history where their system was individual-centric, and the government was limited to the rule of law, and governed by the representative consent of the people.  And each of these mighty civilizations fell when the prosperity, which emerged as a result of a free system, lured tyrants to lead the government, who then fundamentally transformed those countries into big government led systems with policies that aimed to trample upon the rights of the citizens, and enslave them under the iron fist of big government.  It happened to the Greek States, it happened to Rome, it happened to Sweden after their domination in the 1500s.  Now, it is happening to the United States.

In a free country, free political speech is an important right.  In a tyranny, opposition is silenced, be it through media, political correctness, or laws and judicial rulings aimed at forcing the people to accept a particular issue in the manner the ruling elite expects.  In a tyranny, religious freedom is destroyed, either by the politicization of social issues, or by establishing a dominant church, such as Islam in Muslim countries, or secularism in communist countries.  The people are mandated to follow the dictates of the ruling elite, in the name of the common good, or be detained by the body politic.  Dissent is discouraged.  Tolerance is given only to those that agree with the ruling class.  Those that dare to voice opposition are investigated, and ultimately removed from the picture.  Individuality, sovereignty, and discontent towards the government will not be tolerated.

Recently, in San Diego County, the federal government raided a gun shop, seizing the store's customer list, using the excuse that Ares Armor was selling an illegal plastic gun part (illegal based on the license held by the store).

Recently, in Nevada, a rancher's cattle was being seized, despite his family's use of the land since 1870, and the Bureau of Land Management federal agency used the excuse that the action was to save a tortoise. . . an animal the federal officials themselves have been killing to control the overpopulation of the animal.  There has been some evidence to emerge that the whole thing was over allowing the federal government, through Senator Harry Reid's son, to give China the land to use as a solar farm.

In both cases the law of the land did not matter to the federal government.  The words "Shall Not Infringe" in the 2nd Amendment did nothing to sway the federal government from storming Ares Armor.  Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 requiring State legislative approval, payment, and for the land to be for "needful buildings" did not stop the federal government from claiming they have jurisdiction over the land, and that the State, and the individuals on the land, has no way to stop them.

The ruling elite has decided they are above the law, and that this is no longer an individual-centric system.

Resistance is futile.

Now, according to a report, in South Carolina, the FBI is visiting gun shops to investigate those that dare oppose big government.

[In Columbia, South Carolina] an FBI agent entered the store on Monday, showed his credentials, before proceeding to ask a series of stunning questions.

Telling the gun store worker he was tasked with visiting all the firearms outlets in the local area to check on “suspicious purchases” for counterterrorism purposes, the agent then began discussing what in actual fact were “completely normal transactions,” such as, “paying with cash, purchasing long guns, and other similarly innocuous behavior.”

The FBI agent then reportedly made a shocking remark that almost seems too chilling to believe.

“If you see some Middle Eastern guy come in, you don’t have to be so worried about that. What we’re really looking for are people talking about being sovereign such as sovereign citizens or people talking about big government,” the agent reportedly stated.

Before the agent left the store, he handed the employee a flyer which lists paying with cash, buying in bulk, along with other seemingly innocuous behavior as suspicious activity.

In response to this report, I would like to make it official (as if they didn't already know this about me):

- I believe I am a sovereign citizen, an individual, with natural rights the federal government has no legal authority to take away from me.  My rights have been entitled to me by Nature's God, and they are unalienable.

- I believe the States are sovereign, voluntary members of the union, and if the federal government is deemed to have breached the provisions of the social contract known as the United States Constitution, they have a right to secede.

- I believe it is our duty, and our right, when government becomes destructive and tyrannical, for "the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness" . . . as it states in the Declaration of Independence.

- I believe the U.S. Constitution gives the people five primary tools for dealing with a tyranny such as the one we are faced with in today's federal government.  Peaceful revolution, nullification, convention, secession, and a bloody revolution.  The people are supposed to be armed with firearms specifically to stand against a tyrannical federal government, should one rise, as per the 2nd Amendment.  The federal government, in turn, has no authority to infringe upon my right to gain access to the arms I believe are necessary to fight them off with, should the system become tyrannical.

- I believe that big government is dangerous, and to be the cause of the fall of all great civilizations in history.  This government, under President Obama, is assassinating our American System, murdering liberty, and slaughtering the free market.  The way to stop it is for the people to stand up and oppose the federal government, as they did near the Nevada cattle ranch.

In the last week my email has been truncated, my Facebook censored, and I have been followed as I drove to Corona to visit my mother . . . but understand that that kind of jackbooted tyranny will not stop me, or any patriotic American who is willing to defend our freedom.  This nation was founded on principles designed to limit the powers of the federal government, not let it runaway with self-appointed powers, or be no different than the authoritarian systems in other countries.  Our liberty is an exceptional thing, and it will not be taken away.

We are ready, and we oppose big government.

It is time to remove the cancer, and replace the ruling elite with statesmen that understand what Americanism is all about.

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Report: FBI Visiting Gun Shops to Investigate "People Talking about Big Government" - Info Wars

San Diego County Sheriff Gore's Dereliction of Constitutional Duties - Political Pistachio

Losing the Ranch, By Federal Gunpoint - Political Pistachio

Nevada Rancher Bundy and the Constitution - Political Pistachio

Nevada Cattle Rancher Bundy Gets Support - Political Pistachio

Bundy Ranch: More on the Reid Connection - Political Pistachio

Hard Starboard Radio: Government Is Our Master

A diary of the Left’s largely accomplished efforts to radically transform the country, particularly ObamaCare; The takeaway from the languishing Middle East "peace process"; The global war on Christianity is violent and real and enjoys the hearty approval of Barack Obama; Armed federal agents defend turtle habitat but fail to secure our national borders; The Bundy standoff reminds us that government is our master, not our servant - just what We, The People, voted for; While Ukraine fighting erupts, Obama hails UConn basketball coaches for championships; and Obama fires up racial and gender resentments to get out the h8ter vote.

A teaspoon of medicine makes the sugar come up at 6PM Eastern/3PM Pacific.  Hey, I didn't vote for it.

BREAKING: Boston Marathon Finish Line Evacuated, Suspicious Package Found

by JASmius

It's becoming a Beantown tradition, it appears....

The Boston Police Department said Tuesday night it had taken a man into custody after two unattended backpacks were left near the Boston Marathon finish line.

The bomb squad remained on the scene, investigating the suspicious bags. 
No further information about the suspect or the backpacks was immediately available. Authorities had been dispatched to the scene after the backpacks were sighted around 7 p.m.

WBZ-TV photographers at the scene said they saw a person with a backpack screaming "Boston Strong" before police cleared everyone from the area.

Witnesses told the station that the person was barefoot, wearing a long black veil and acting strange. It was unknown whether the person was taken into custody.

Boylston Street has been closed and MBTA Green Line subway service in the area has been temporarily suspended, the Boston Police Department said on Twitter.

The bomb scare came only hours after the city paused to mark the one-year anniversary of the 2013 bombing at the marathon's finish line, in which three people were killed and hundreds were wounded. Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino was joined by Vice President Joe Biden and Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick at the ceremony.

Authorities say two brothers planned and orchestrated the attack. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, died following a shootout with police several days after the bombings. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 20, has pleaded not guilty to 30 federal charges and is awaiting trial. He faces the death penalty.

Hank Aaron Blistered After Anti-GOP Hate Speech

by JASmius

It's almost as if he was trying to create a self-fulfilling prophecy, isn't it?:

The offices of the Atlanta Braves have been flooded with racist letters, emails, and phone calls attacking Hall of Famer Hank Aaron after his interview comparing the way Republicans treat President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan.
Stop the tape.  "Racist" letters, emails, phone calls, etc., Newsmax?  Or angry, indignant retorts to Aaron's own racist, hateful spewings?

USA Today writer Bob Nightengale said the "sheer racism" of the attack against Aaron was similar to the racist onslaught that the African-American star faced in 1974 when he broke Babe Ruth's home-run record.

Stop the tape.  What "racism," Bob?  Who started this pissing match with flagrant race-baiting?

Nightengale noted that the new hate mail messages came as baseball was celebrating Jackie Robinson Day, April 15, on Tuesday.
Stop the tape.  It's almost as if Hank Aaron can read a calendar, isn't it, Bob?  You don't suppose that perhaps Aaron timed his racist broadside against half the country to coincide with Jackie Robinson Day, do you?  Just maybe?

One bigoted writer named Edward wrote an email to the Braves' front office with several expletives and racial slurs contained it, according to the Washington Post.

Quote the "racial slurs," then.  And if they actually were racial slurs, then send congratulations to Hammering Hank, because he found one idiot, and that one had to be bellicosely provoked into it.

Another baseball fan named Marion called Aaron "a racist scumbag." Mark called Aaron a "classless racist" while a writer named David said he planned to burn Aaron's "I Had a Hammer: The Hank Aaron Story" autobiography.

I don't know about burning any books, but Marion's and Mark's appellations seem to fit pretty well. 

Personally, I take Hank Aaron for a bitter, hateful old man who is a victim of the Left's grievance-mongering industry, brainwashed into believing that no matter how "just" society becomes, it will never be "just" by definition.  The inescapable logic of this poisonous mindset is that blacks must, and therefore are entitled to, enslave whites for at least several centuries before the scales of history can truly be balanced.  If and until blacks get what they're entitled to, they're also entitled to be the biggest racists, bigots, and haters on the planet, free of any and all accountability for their words and actions.

And in case you missed them over last weekend, Aaron's words were definitely in the "fighting" category:

The firestorm erupted after 80-year-old Aaron, the senior vice president of the Braves, said in an interview with USA Today that America today is "not that far removed" from the racial intolerance of the mid-20th century. 
On the fortieth anniversary of his home-run record, he said, "Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he's treated. The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts."

IOW, nobody can oppose Barack Obama on anything for any reason or by definition it's due to racism.  "Sure, this country has a black president," but that's not enough.  It's not close to being enough.  It isn't even the beginning of a start.  We must have forty-three more black presidents, and never elect a white president again.  And, you know, O has to sign the Enslavement Proclamation herding all white people onto solar panel and wind farm plantations until the dawn of the twenty-fourth century.  After all, it's only fair.

You know what it really is?  Sad.  Pathetic.  This is what racist animals like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Jeremiah Wright (remember him?), all their white lib accomplices, and, yes, Barack Hussein Obama [hmm-hmm-hmm] have done to people like Hank Aaron.  Turn a rich baseball legend into a toxic bromide-muttering crank.  Even his material is stale and tiresome - wasn't it Charlie Rangel who coined the "then they had hoods, now they wear suits with red ties" slur twenty years ago?  And how is False Messiah "treated," Hank?  Has he ever had to endure the crazed, vicious, maniacal onslaught of an unhinged disloyal opposition, as President Bush did for eight years, complete with assassination fantasies and art too numerous to fully mention, but including mock postage stamps showing him about to be shot through the head, off-Broadway plays depicting him getting shot through the head, and portraits of his severed head, complete with dripping blood and ganglia?  Would you care to show us these things, Hank?  Because I sure as hell can't find them.  What I have no problem finding, Hank, is Barack Obama being endlessly feted, fellated, worshipped, and bowed down to like no president ever has been in American history, facing a decidedly loyal opposition which, for the most part, is terrified of him precisely for fear that they'll be smeared as "racists" if they simply tell the truth about who he really is, what he really believes, and what he's done to this country.

The only real knock that was ever put on Michael Jordan, and more recently Kobe Bryant, is that he didn't use his privileged position as a star professional athlete to "fight for his race," or whatever.  But perhaps MJ was enlightened enough to realize that, because of pioneers like Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron, but also because this was America, where a whole lotta white people bought his merchandise and cheered for him and thought he was cool, he was able to achieve all that he did.  Maybe those pioneers earned MJ the luxury of living as an American, hyphen-free.

Even if it was a deathbed conversion, it'd be nice if Hank Aaron could come to that same enlightened realization.

IRS Collects For "Sins Of The Father"

by JASmius

J. Christian Adams (Former Justice Department attorney) on government's latest method of legalized theft: taking money from children if parents owed it.

So let's add this up: The feds are stealing money from people who don't owe it because an ancestor might have been overpaid on some benefit or other, which the feds cannot prove; there's not the slightest level or degree of accountability or transparency from the feds over their illegal actions; and if you resist, they will squash you with extreme prejudice.  And over comparatively de minimus amounts to boot.

Petty tyranny, gentles, but tyranny nonetheless.  And yet a tyranny that We, The People, are, in practical terms, powerless to resist precisely because of the economic incentives involved - i.e. the amounts being stolen by the IRS are far less than the costs in legal fees of trying to get them back.  It's all well and good to speak of the principle of the thing, but if the feds have taken $350, does it make sense to spend ten grand fighting them on it?  In this depressed economy?  Don't think the Regime isn't aware of these incentives, either.

Seems to me like a ready-made case for a class-action suit.

Mike Rogers: US Missed Striking Secret al-Qaeda Meeting

by JASmius

Does this mean that GM is dead again?:

Michigan-8 Representative Mike Rogers, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN on Tuesday that members of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula [AQAP] have changed their communications methods following leaks last year about intelligence collection in Yemen.

Video of a recent meeting  of 100 al-Qaida members in Yemen, including some of its top leaders, is raising questions about whether the United States was unaware of the outdoor event and therefore unable to strike it with a drone attack.

You know, I have to wonder about what possible constructive purpose these leaks could have served.  It may sound incredible, but even I grow weary at times of constantly having to suspect the worst of Barack Obama, whether in a sinister or incompetent context.  But if the Regime had a means of intelligence collection on AQAP and somebody leaked it, I can't come up with a great many alternative explanations for the leaking aside from providing AQAP with a heads-up.

Now we've lost an el primo opportunity to mow down at least most of al Qaeda's current global leadership.  And given that O eschewed capturing and interrogating jihadist operatives - aka illegal combatants - thus, by deliberate policy, severely limiting our ability to gather intelligence on AQAP and pre-empt mass casualty attacks in favor of putting all our counter-terrorism eggs in the drone basket, one would have to conclude that AQAP has given us the slip and we are more or less naked to renewed 9/11-magnitude or worse attacks.

And those attacks are coming, my friends:

Al-Wuhayshi is seen in the video appearing to make direct threats at the United States.

"We must eliminate the cross. The bearer of the cross is America," al-Wuhayshi says in a translation of his speech.

There's one reason and one reason only why Barack Obama equated getting bin Laden with victory in the War on Islamic Fundamentalism: to make the ongoing necessity of fighting that war, and the necessity of having to invade state sponsors of terrorism, go away.  So would getting Al-Wuhayshi end the conflict?  Nope.  It seems as if there's always another jihadi chieftain to take the place of the last one.  Almost as if this is a clash of civilizations after all.

And now we're little more than defenseless once more.

I hope this doesn't mean my Chevrolet won't start this morning.