Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sent this to my congressman this morning

I'm doing what Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) suggests. I'm giving Congress a piece of my mind.

Republican elites have their plan. I'm not sure now many of our elected representatives still listen to us with any sense of sincerity. But at least I'm on record, calling them out, urging restoration of America, and denouncing GOP complicity with the Obama agenda.

Here's the letter to my House representative I fired off as the sun came up this morning (He is a Republican):

In 2010, conservative voters delivered a nationwide miracle for the GOP, giving the party control of the House as well as state legislatures in key states. 
And GOP leadership has been disparaging of conservatives ever since. 
Since 2010, GOP leadership has become increasingly complicit in helping Barack Obama move his agenda forward. The level of complicity has accelerated, now it is impossible not to see it. 
America has reached a point of grave danger, perhaps past the point of no return. 
Do you plan to vote in favor of the House leadership's sell-out immigration plan? I won't repeat the warning from Senator Jeff Sessions, I'm sure you know the content. He's right, it's a flawed gateway. 
Germany have Hitler an enabling act that allowed his rise to dictatorial power. Republican leadership in the house is doing what amounts to same thing, only they're doing it piecemeal. If you vote for this wolf-in-sheep's clothing legislation, you too are complicit. 
If you want to save the Republican Party, Republicans in the House still loyal to the Constitution, must remove John Boehner from the speakership. He's doing the party, and the nation, a grave disservice. 
Let's close the borders. Get our nation's house in order, and restore a declining economy. I'm tired of Potemkin games telling me all is well. 
America has been in decline for years, but now it appears clear decline is being intentionally orchestrated from Washington Dc.  Will you stand to restore America, or be complicit in its conversion to a bankrupt, overrun third world status?

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

As the world turns...

"The guilty are sneaking away unpunished, nobody's fixing anything, there's an orderly-so-far devaluation of the dollar going on, the Treasury has fallen into the hands of counterfeiters and the election process has gone third-world. The home folks are broke, or nearly so, and unemployed, or about to be. Suddenly they understand DC isn't on their side and now they're debating whether DC is run by the criminally insane or the merely criminal. Oh yeah, this will end well." - Ol' Remus, writing at the Woodpile Report.

But alas, it seems some sense the gravity of the situation more than others.

DHS now in the biz of seizing car

This really happened in North Carolina: The Department of Homeland Security sent a raid-size team to snatch a couple's recently purchased 1985 Land Rover. The vehicle apparently has a paper trial the feds deemed suspicious; all but a limited number of original import Land Rover Defenders are banned in the U.S. because they runs afoul of EPA regs.

Full story at WBTV in Charlotte.

Perhaps we're starting getting a better idea of why Barack Obama told us in 2008 he needed an enhanced civilian national security force just as strong, just as well equipped, just as well funded as the military.

DHS and EPA now have the resources to snatch people's odd-ball old cars.

Yet the same DHS claims it lacks resources to enforce immigration law.

America, are you ready to be overrun?

Politico offers up this analysis:
Even if President Barack Obama tests the bounds of his presidential power with the big, unilateral moves he’s promising on immigration, there may be no way to stop him.
Obama's been allowed to run too far, too fast with his agenda of fundamentally transforming America.

Even after seeing Obama's rogue nature, his break with America's traditions of governance, only a tiny handful in our formerly representative government have the will to offer any resistance whatsoever.

Makes me wonder how many intentional oath breakers we have in DC; those who swore to protect and defend the Constitution who now pat themselves as their complicity undermines it. Those who cower in silence while this happens are just as complicit.

Update: Almost immediately after posting this, I saw another development: House Speaker John Boehner flatly rules out impeachment of the president.  I suspect it's a Quisling fool who gives away the high card in his hand, and openly green lights the president to do as he pleases.

Propaganda that caught my eye

I've always enjoyed good propaganda. Sometimes bad propaganda can be even more intriguing.

Here we have what is presented to be a Ukrainian rebel militia woman telling a tale of Ukraine government war planes using airliners and their passengers as shields.

I find it a stretch she can see so clearly up 30-thousand feet or so where airliners fly, though she doesn't claim to be an eye witness. I also note her allegation regarding Ukrainian aircraft tactics appears to have been posted online nearly a month before the Malayasian jetliner was shot down.

But that's not what makes this video stand out to me.
It's the staging. Strikes me as being in the Russian Soviet tradition. Tall, attractive woman decked out with a hint of fashion under camo. But only enough fashion so that those viewing the video see humanity.

And she has a perfect firearm to complete her ensemble. Not too big, not too small. Just right to allow human strength to be the prevailing message, while still conveying new-found militancy.

By the way, is that a statue of Lenin over her shoulder in the background?

Propaganda can't be taken at face value, but it can still tell you a lot about the events that prompted its production. Some of the loudest messages in propaganda are delivered between the lines, but only for those who know to look there. And, yes, even the subtle messages are full of spin.

Cold War

Now that Obama has seemingly relaunched a full-scale cold war with Russia...

And with conditions resembling cold war now in play even in U.S. domestic politics...

How 'bout we revisit some Cold War themes on Friday's (August 1st) Don and Doug program.

More flexibility

Remember when Obama told the Russians he'd have more flexibility in a second term?

It seems the Russians have embraced a more flexibility position as well.

CNN notes:
The United States accused Russia on Monday of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, citing cruise missile tests that date to 2008, senior State Department and White House officials said.
The violations allegedly go back six years, but this appears to be the first we're hearing of it.

If Obama and his team were on top of this, there should have been disclosures to the American people in 2010, when Obama and his team rushed through a new START treaty with Russia.

And why was Obama still yammering to the Russians about more flexibility as late as 2012?

Mocking America at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Seems to be happening indoors and out.

Immigrants no longer come intent on assimilation, they come making demands that the U.S. bend to their will.

And we have a president who encourages them.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Boobs sighted at anti-gun protest

In Texas. This is how they counter "open carry"?

Obama's immigration surge, helping to shape the next census

Mayor Rahm Emanuel continues to get media attention after proclaiming underage immigrants who crossed the border illegally, after initial federal processing, will be welcome in Chicago.

With good folk moving out, a natural death rate among residents, and a hefty Chicago murder count, I'd say Rahm's already eyeing a 2020 census, and is recruiting additional head count to assure Chicago's continued political clout, and to keep federal money flowing in.

An orchestrated immigration may well be a tactic to boost populations in Democrat-leaning urban areas in the 2020 census. This might explain why Democrats are eager to open immigration gates wide now, and why Obama spreads out arriving illegals to cities and towns across America, often targeting Blue States as resettlement zones, despite objections from Blue State voters.

How big the blow, how low will things go?

There's a lot to chew on in today's Money and Markets entry from Larry Edelson.

He's pitching on gold, warning on equities. And looks at things on a global perspective.

I don't ascribe to everything he says, but much of it I do.

Do your own due diligence.

By the way, for a freebie newsletter, Money and Markets delivers some pretty solid content. Yes, there are come-ons from time to time for paid subscription services, but it goes with the territory.

Weiss group and its Money and Markets were among the very first to bang the table warning of a housing/real estate collapse. They did so nearly a decade ago, when others were still blind to the bubble and singing the praises of easy money mortgages.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

More DC-Ukraine madness

I can't imagine why anyone at DOD or in the executive branch would think this is a good idea, or even dare float it as a trial balloon.

From the New York Times:
The Pentagon and American intelligence agencies are developing plans that would enable the Obama administration to provide specific locations of surface-to-air missiles controlled by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine so the Ukrainian government could target them for destruction, American officials said.
Helping Ukraine target separatist arms at what amounts to, in international terms, spittin' distance from the Russian border? Can't see how Russia would see it as anything but a direct provocation.

I dare say Russia takes its borders more seriously than Obama takes ours.