Category Archives: politics

Laying Flowers at Stalin’s Grave

A Russian Communist party activist carries a portrait of late Soviet leader Joseph Stalin during a May Day rally in Moscow on May 1, 2017

 

I have spoken before about personally witnessing Babushkii laying flowers upon Stalin’s grave.

I’ll post the below article without additional comment…

Moscow (AFP) – Russians have picked Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as the greatest figure in history, a new poll said Monday, beating President Vladimir Putin into joint second alongside poet Alexander Pushkin.

In the poll conducted in April by the Levada Centre independent pollster, Russians were asked to pick the ten greatest individuals of all time.

Stalin came out on top with 38 percent, while Putin shared second place on 34 percent with Russia’s beloved national bard Pushkin.

Revolutionary Vladimir Lenin, Tsar Peter the Great and first man in space Yury Gagarin came next in the list of 20 people, with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in last place on six percent.

The list includes famed statesmen, writers and scientists but only three foreigners: Napoleon Bonaparte, Albert Einstein, and Isaac Newton.

Stalin topped a similar poll back in 2012 with an even higher score as Russians focus on his role in winning World War II rather the millions who were executed or sent to prison camps under his rule.

Putin’s percentage was the highest since he began appearing in the poll in 2003.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/stalin-tops-putin-russian-poll-greatest-historical-figures-110751986.html


Just another Act of Socialist Terrorism

This morning Rep. Steve Scalise was shot along with an aide and several others attempting to defend them.

The Shooter is one Jim Hodgkinson… a proud Socialist.

I am indeed supporting the idea that “crazy people” who shoot others are Liberal/Progressive/Socialists.

There are so few exceptions to the above that it fails to be worth mentioning, ever. Yet we never want to state the obvious because we are conditioned to believe ‘it could be one of “us”, a Free-Market, Individual Liberty Loving Capitalists’… well it can’t be. Because to be a Patriot you would necessarily not commit such an atrocity against another individual as a political act.

But we live in world where the Liberal Press salivates at the possibility of such Terrorist A-Holes being ‘Tea Party’ members or ‘Government Hating Conservatives’.  It is no wonder we feel conditioned to remain quiet when these things happen.

Enough.

It’s time to admit the obvious and be loud about it.  The ‘Crazy’ shooters reside squarely on The Left.

These shooters are always Socialist Terrorists, not Freedom Loving Americans who love and understand how and why this country was founded. World History, as well as our own, is replete with such individuals from The Black Hand to James Earl Ray, Squeeky Fromme, John Hinckley Jr. etc… etc… etc…

The only defense Leftists can mount for their deadly adherents is to point at Fascists… yes Fascists, a flavor of, wait for it, Socialism. For those of you who don’t know, or haven’t made an effort to understand, Fascists rest soundly on the “Right” side of The Socialist Ideological Spectrum.  When that rings hollow in the face of the facts, they scream CRAZY.  Both specious claims attempting to deflect responsibility for the oppression, death and destruction of humanity that is inherently tied to every flavor Socialism.

At the end of the day, we must all recognize that in The United States an individual cannot be a Patriot and a Socialist. To claim to be so is either ignorance or insanity… both of which are clearly dangerous.

So once again I will come out for Gun Control… to be determined on Ideological grounds.

Liberals, of any flavor, must not be allowed weapons of any kind.

It always ends badly.  Always.

(Think the above claim that Liberals commit the vast, vast, vast, majority of Gun Crimes is complete BS?  Let’s take a simple, and easy to execute, survey of those individuals who used guns to commit acts of violence and see where they place themselves on the ideological spectrum.  We have plenty of them in jail right now… I would guess they don’t have anything to lose or anything better to do than answer a few questions.  We just need a consensus for it to be “science”, right?)


Relax, It’s All Good.

I think there needs to be a collective deep breath from those few of us remaining who believe in the way this country was founded.  Go ahead, I’ll wait.
Look at it this way…
If the Socialist Democrats weren’t freaking out, then something must be wrong. The fact that they Are Freaking Out means it’s all good.
Folks, these ‘Progressive’ A-Holes will get even louder and more idiotic as they watch their carefully laid foundation of Socialist Utopia dismantled. They will continue to point their fingers at you and scream “Fascist” while beating up your friends, breaking glass and burning books.

The time to worry is if they suddenly become charming and calm.

So buck up campers, grab your tea bags and settle in for the ride.

The show is just beginning.


I Love You, I Hate You…

I Love to Hate you, I Hate to Love you.
Once again President Donald Trump channels his inner Bill Clinton and Fires a FBI Director!
If Imitation is the ultimate flattery, Donald Trump is in Love with Bill Clinton.
Stealing Bill’s Tomahawk Diplomacy and applying it all over the Syrian Air Force could have been excused as a coincidence. Frankly, with the jet-packing of the very guy who was accused of destroying Hilary’s Red Hot Presidential Campaign, before the Socialists moved on the “THE RUSSIANS!”, can’t be looked at in any other way than slobbering admiration if not outright plagiarism.
Given the Clinton’s are a little tight on money now that the Clinton Presidential Influence Foundation has been emasculated, if I were Bill Clinton I would be trying to figure out how to file some kind of copyright suit against this Administration.

Not a single Progressive Leftist Democrat can figure out how to feel about this.

The very best aspect of FBI Director Comey getting fired is that the Socialist Democrats demanded it…

… that is until Trump did it.

The Liberals can’t figure out if they’re coming or going.

This may be one of the best things ever to watch in real-time.

I know the official line is that Comey mishandled the Clinton Affair and that’s what led to his firing.  I think this is true, but not in the way most people are looking at it.  I believe this has to do with the sudden overt admission that Huma, at the direction of Hillary, was sending “Thousands” of email messages to pedophile husband Anthony Weiner (AKA Carlos Danger) to be PRINTED OUT so Hillary could read them…  Thousands!  (Holy Crap!)

There are so many laws broken here that even the simplest minds could not avoid the obvious question, ‘Why were charges not filed even if it was for sheer stupidity?’.

I think that was the last straw.  I think Comey knew it too as there was a rush to have him “clarify”, read modify, his statements.  But the camel’s back was already broken.

So yes, Comey was fired for the way he handled the Clinton Affair but not because of what he did do… but for what he didn’t do.

We may never know.

But Comey deserved to go.  period.

 


Just Say No…

…To Socialism.

If you’ve been with me for longer than 10 minutes, then you already realize I’m what you would call an Anti-Socialist.

While I have vast and varied views, first and foremost I stand in opposition to all forms of Socialist thought. You can call it whatever you want; Socialism, Liberalism, Leftist, Progressive, Fascist, Communist, Democrat, No Labels, Crony Capitalist, RINO, John McCain… or whatever new names they come up with to keep you confused.

Why do I oppose Socialism?  Why do I oppose a political theory that promotes Elitists exercising force over all those they deem inferior?  Why do I oppose an Ideology that has resulted in the greatest destruction to the common good, and ultimately the loss of life, in the history of the world?

I am a Free-Market Capitalist.

But what apparently sets me apart is I know what that means, which is more than I can said for the majority of our elected officials… and certainly more than our electorate.

(If you would like to join me in actually KNOWING what a Free-Market Capitalist is instead of allowing Leftists to tell you what they want you to think it is… here’s a good start:  Wealth of Nations, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, The Road to Serfdom, Freedom to Choose, The Romantic Manifesto, The Constitution of Liberty, The Age of Reason, The Law, Conflict of Visions… and the list can go on.  Come join us… it is rare air to breathe indeed.)

I will share with you, the people being demonized by the press are the people you must listen to carefully. (Actually listen to them… not whatever sound bite John Stewart or Bill Mahr decide to let you hear, followed by a studio audience of the above mentioned know nothings yucking it up and a laugh track from the fifties.)

The folks you will be told are Mean, Evil, Stupid and In the Way of your Happiness are the very individuals who, most likely, have the best interest of our amazing country at heart. And, they are the few deserving an honest, unedited, un-editorialized hearing of why they stand in opposition of more Socialism.

But let me get you started:

Socialism gets you Detroit.

Socialism gets you Mexico.

Socialism gets you Domestic Spying.

Socialism gets you incredibly horrible public schools.

Socialism gets you Unions who make promises to their members they know they can’t honor.

Socialism put’s your medical records out there for all to see.

Socialism gets you expensive, crappy health care.

Socialism gets you high taxes.

Socialism gets you high unemployment.

Socialism gets you Crony business deals.

Socialism gets a quadrupling of the money supply devaluing everything you’ve worked so hard to save.

Socialism spends your money with no consideration of reason or result, because it believes it owns the money… not you.

Socialism gets you National Debt so large you cannot possibly conceive it.  You literally can’t count that high… before you die of old age.

Socialism gets you racial hatred because without it, it dies.

Socialism gets you a bigger and bigger gap between the rich and poor, because it relies on that too.

Socialism puts self-anointed Elitist A-holes in power and keeps them there… forever.

Socialism is Force.

So the very least MY representatives can do IS NOT GET ALONG WITH SOCIALISTS.  AT ALL… EVER.

The very least MY representatives can do is say NO in the face of bigger government and more spending… or should I SAY WASTING MY MONEY.

The VERY LEAST my representatives can do IS STAND IN OPPOSITION to everything… every single thing… the Socialists want to do.

And, if they DO NOTHING ELSE… I will consider them to be doing a great job.

If they really want to impress me, then start taking apart 100 years of Socialist schemes which have not only stood in the way of this country being greater than it is, but has set it back on every level.  Doubt me?  Do you think the founding fathers would have asked the public to tolerate Domestic Spying after fighting a War in order to establish a new type of Government designed to protect the Individual, Their Freedom, Liberty and Property?  (There were plenty of “Terrorists” back then too.)

So I expect that 20% of the Republican Party who are about to be positioned as the worst people in the world… will do the right thing.

I expect them to be the Party of No!

NO!  NO!  NO!

It is the least they can do.  When I say “the least”, I mean the LEAST.

(072413)


The NSA and Kevin Bacon…

Since we’ve returned to caring about being Surveilled…

Let’s climb into our time machine and travel all the way back to 2013, when we told you so.

An unprecedented, at least to me, move by No Such Agency has brought the Director to an open briefing on Capital Hill.

So I’m listening.

But, there are two things which I would like to hear…

Mr. Alexander is very careful to remind everyone paying attention, which appears to be very few, that the NSA does not listen to the content of these calls collected under this program.

I’d like to focus on the “…under this program.” part of his repeated statement and reassurance.

There are many programs within all government operations, many of which overlap. This is practiced for various reasons. Some of them funding, some of them compartmentalization. Some, simply because of turf and time on scene.

So, I would like to hear someone ask; “Mr. Director, is anyone at NSA listening to the content of the calls collected, or reading the e-mail and text messaging?”

Another aspect I find interesting is the “connection to a known, or suspected terrorist” requirement Mr. Alexander has reassured us exists prior to looking at your information.

On this I bring up Kevin Bacon. Yes, the actor.

There exists a mathematical formula which connects us all.  It has been around for 80 years but has recently been popularized through something called the Kevin Bacon Game.

Six degrees of separation, a theory developed by Frigyes Karinthy in the year 1929, proposes that an individual is only six connections away from any person in the world.

Read the last five words in the above sentence again.  “…any person in the world.”

That would include Terrorist A-holes.  Yep… if you’re just catching up, YOU are separated by the most horrible person on earth by only 6 degrees.

The exploration of the degrees of separation between individuals communication, or connections, is called “spidering“.

So, my next question would be; “Mr. Director, how many degrees of separation from the suspect do you find acceptable to explore?  In other words, do you stop at say Two?  Four?  Six?”

Because stopping at “Six” means they have given themselves the authority to Spy on “…any person in the world.”  (Even “Five” should make most of us physically ill… “Three” only marginally better.)

There is also the issue of freely denying that anyone can listen to your phone calls.  I have seen this in practice first hand… when a suspect is apprehended, say a burglar, the police cannot legally go through his cell phone.  Yet… they do.  What “legally” means is whatever information found there is not admissible in court.  It does not mean that some amazing physics come into play preventing the very action of going through the person’s cell phone.  Remember folks, words mean things.  The world becomes much clearer when you listen carefully.

Finally, I am intrigued by what is considered “civilian” over-sight.  In this case, the “civilian” oversight is being performed by ex-military appointees.  One might ask, is this a difference without a distinction?  I understand the argument could be applied to the President on down, but those are elected positions.  I would like to hear someone explore how Civilian oversight has any impact after the person performing that service has retired from a Government entity.  In other words, once you’ve completed serving the Government Mission for many years you can take Retirement and then serve the Citizens interest by overseeing the very programs you may have been associated with the day before.

While I deeply respect those in the military as a rule, it does not change the fact that many of the most horrid Statists known to man have come directly from there.  Seems like the checks and balances are not served in a way that is as reassuring as possible… at least to me.

It will be interesting to view the transcripts of this hearing once complete.

My overall feeling here is They are intentionally missing the point… as They know Domestic Spying IS the point, not catching Foreign Terrorist A-holes.

The Red Herring is the reiteration that all the information being used is Public and available to Private Companies, so No Problem.  It is a blatant attempt to blur the definition of Public as it is meant.  In this case, Public means out in the open… not Government Property.  The fact the information is available to PRIVATE companies is irrelevant.  If this information is truly “out there for all to see” then the Government should not need to demand it from any Private entity.  But it is not… and the Government sees fit to use their power to compel certain Private entities to supply it to them.

All of our information is not available, nor should it be available, to GOVERNMENT without direct legal cause, free of Constitutional restriction.  That is a very, very important distinction here in the “Freest Country on Earth”.  (Damn that Constitution is SO restrictive…  it tells them what they CAN’T do to us, but not what they CAN do to us…)

It’s amazing how quickly one sobers up when listening to our Spooks…  Unless you’re an elected representative in the room with them, then it appears you fall asleep. (You’ll have to watch the hearing to see what I’m typing about here.  I want you to watch, so I won’t ruin it by showing you.)

(Also! For the record, I love our Spooks.  But much of what they do should stay, or be returned to being, illegal… just in case.  I know this Borrows their argument about why they want to store all of OUR info… we might need their actions to have been illegal down the road.  That’s a real check.  And, they answer to us not the other way around.)

(061813)


The Democrats in The House of Representatives want a New Face as their Leader

File Photo - Nancy Pelosi

File Photo – Nancy Pelosi

I’m not sure I understand…

Nancy Pelosi has a New Face every 9 months.

Isn’t that good enough?

What’s a Gal gotta do?