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It’s Everything, Stupid!

James Carville famously stated “It’s the Economy, Stupid!”

He was Hailed at the time by the Press for his Simple Brilliance.  Simple Indeed… like his much ignored by the Anti-War on Women Soldiers “That’s what you get if you drag a $100 bill through a Trailer Park!”

Anyway… that was Clinton and this is Now.  (Well… Clinton is still dragging $100 bills through trailer parks… but I digress.)

Now is the Age of Obama and the Liberal Progressive Renaissance.

With the Awakening of the Socialist Left, it has ceased to be just about the Economy…

It’s now About:

Ebola Killing

NSA Spying

IRS Targeting

DHS Militarizing

EPA Regulating

NEA Dumbing

CDC Stumping

TSA Groping

FBI Sleeping

VA Wait Listing

Lobbyist Working

Bank Bailing

Money Printing

Debt Monetizing

Market Distorting

Secret Service Whoring

Illegals Voting

The Middle East Burning

War Losing

Black Water Flourishing

Soviet Expanding

Anti-Capitalist Loving

GM Nationalizing

Small Business Ruining

Children Coughing

Insurance Company Destroying

Park Occupying

Health Care Socializing

Inflation Ignoring

Unemployment Fantasizing

Economy Failing

Government Controlling

Above the Law Posturing

WMD Surprising

Diplomat Abandoning

Drug Cartel Arming

Race Rioting

Golf Playing

Party Having

Climate Distracting

Science Fabricating

Consensus Prevailing

Poll Taking

Official Prevaricating…

Stupid!


Spydenfreude

Riddle me this…

You lived in a world were Privacy was Paramount but it was interrupted by a loud hacking from inside your mind. Outrage ensued falling on deaf ears.

Who are you?

The American People?

Ha! No…

Did you guess the Democrat led Senate Intelligence Committee? Well you’d be right! Well done.

For those of you who guessed the American People you’re only half right as apparently we should not be outraged but instead consoled that the Intelligence Service we pay for spends the majority of its time searching our computers and passing around naked pictures, and texts, they find there.  (I wonder if the applications they use to determine the age of those subjects, like our sons and daughters who are doing dumb things, is good enough to make sure the wholesome folks at the NSA and CIA are not breaking even MORE laws. Just sayin’.)

Anyway, it looks like the impenetrable computer systems maintained by the Senate were accessed by the CIA.  For those of you that follow the news like I do I realize the Feinstein crew was up to their old tricks and ‘stole’ certain CIA memos which they were expressly forbidden to even copy.  But how do you threaten to leak damaging information and extort your ‘friends and colleagues’ without stealing it first?  Even so…

I must admit I’m enjoying some satisfaction knowing that those who have professed to think ‘it’s just fine’ that the Government is spying on its own citizens, cough…Feinstein…cough, are now experiencing exactly the treatment they viewed themselves above.

This story has seen very little coverage and I think I know why.  The story would be a short explanation followed by a single yelled exclamation of “How Does It Feel?!”.

In all honesty this should be a terrifying story, and it might be if we have not all been out here in regular working man territory trying to digest the fact we have absolutely no privacy left, and no protection from our own government, for the last two years.  I believe if this story about the CIA spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee were a stand alone event all eyes, and outrage, would be focused upon it.

This brings up an interesting phenomena.  Some years ago I assisted, in small ways, a professor friend with a paper on Mortality Salience.  Mortality Salience is how humans react to provided evidence that certain behaviors or actions either are or will be harmful to their life expectancy.  Part of what my friend was working on is the interesting reaction humans have when the information becomes so overwhelming in terms of either too many of their actions being life threatening, or a single action which is painted as immediately threaten in every way. The individual’s reaction is to tune out the warnings.  They simply become numb to the desired level of alarm those issuing the warnings are attempting to facilitate.

To make a long story longer, I think this is why nobody seems to care about our FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SERVICE SPYING ON OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS…

AND… THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DEFENDING THE ACTION.

What’s yet another ground shaking, unbelievable, constitution destroying event when we have been inundated with them for the last 5-years?

We have become numb to the fear and alarm which should rationally be present.

We are now Deer in Headlights.

So, smokem’ if you gotem’.  Eat more Bacon and Stop Wearing your Seatbelt… What the Hell?


Why is Benghazi Different?

What is it about Benghazi that elevates it above all other scandals perpetuated by the current Administration?

Nancy Pelosi is desperately attempting to cast the upcoming Benghazi hearing as “partisan and unfair”.

Yep.

Washington is designed to be partisan… and that’s good.

Nothing is Fair… and that’s reality.

But the question remains, what’s different about the Murder of a Diplomat and 4 security personnel that move’s Benghazi ahead of Up-Arming Mexican Drug Cartels with taxpayer money or using the IRS as a Weapon to destroy those with whom you disagree?

The answer is simple, yet unspoken.

The Administration, in its efforts to make sure President Obama would be re-elected, left a State Department employee and 4 Intelligence Service Employees to Die.

In other words, The Administration and Liberal Party Loyalists have pissed off the entire Foreign Service Community.

The Foreign Service Community is not Party specific. In fact, it is my experience that a majority of those who serve overtly, and covertly, in that community consider themselves “liberal” in the non-classic way.

Thus, Benghazi is significant and ultimately immune from the inane demagoguery of Progressives like Pelosi because the idea the Government, under any Administration, would leave men behind undermines the very foundation of what keeps our brave intelligence community serving our interests.

It’s one thing for an agent to voluntarily take an assignment knowing they could be “on their own”… it’s something vastly different to be abandoned in the field.

Benghazi illustrates the Cavalier attitude Liberals have when it comes to Individual lives versus the “Big Picture” of their Socialist goals.  It is a disease demonstrated by Marxists throughout history.  The Ends Justify the Means.  And the End is Democratic Socialism.

The Re-election of a Progressive President outweighed the lives of our Foreign Intelligence Service.

The lies fabricated to cover up the fact that the Men and Women in Benghazi had been under repeated, and organized, attack prior to the September 11th assault only demonstrated the lengths Democratic Socialists will go to secure and retain power.  Truth and Life will not get in their way.  Ever.

The power to tell others what to do will always attract the worst among us.

That fact is what molded our system of Government as it is outlined in the Constitution of the United States.

That fact is what drives The Democratic Party to Demean, Dismantle and Destroy the Constitution of the United States.

That fact led to the deaths of our personnel in Benghazi.

“We” left them to Die.

“We” knew it from the moment it happened.

“We” watched Leftists Politicians cover it up.

And, Our Clandestine Services are Understandably Angry.

Neither Pelosi, Reid, Hillary or Lame Duck Presidents will be allowed to distract from the fact we stood by and watched men die.  The makers and keepers of secrets, who risk their lives everyday in doing so, will not allow it.  Someone will pay.

That’s why Benghazi is Different.


Crap Floats in the Ocean

And Apparently it also passes for News.

The search for Flight MH370 continues….

Considering the Ocean is littered with debris from hundreds of years… possibly longer, why does the sighting of it occupy the attention of the News Channels, Programs and Networks?

Is it Easier than tackling tougher Issues like:

The Soviet Invasion of Eastern Europe?

The NSA’s Domestic Spying and Keith Alexander’s latest Interview where he States unequivocally that not a single person at the NSA has done Anything Wrong… Ever… Not Once… except for those who did, those one times…?

The IRS targeting Political Opponents of the President?

The BATFE sending Weapons to Mexican Drug Cartels in an effort to create a Case for more Domestic Gun Control?

The Skyrocketing Debt and the Fiscal Malfeasance it Represents?

The fact that Keynesian Economics has Not Lead to the Economic Recovery the Leftists in our Government Promised it Would?

The Destruction of the Greatest Health Care System in the World because Progressives want Control over the 6th of the Economy the didn’t have before?

The Utter Betrayal by our Elected Representatives to Look Out for the People by taking the time to actually Read Legislation before voting for it?

The TSA wanting to Establish Itself as a Federally Sanctioned Domestic Police Force by Arming it’s Agents?

The Federal Government wanting to Secure the ability to decide Who is and Who isn’t a “Journalist” in order to control the only Private Entity with the Resources Capable of Maintaining a Cynical Eye on Their Behavior?

The DOJ refusing to prosecute voting illegalities because they just don’t agree with the Law?

The DHS even Existing when We already have the FBI and the CIA which were designed to be separate for very, very, very good reasons?

The Executive Branch unilaterally creating Law extra-Constitutionally?

The Un-accountability associated with a Specific Past Senator and Specific Past Congressman when they sat atop the effort to Collapse the United States Financial System?

I could go on….

But these Mysteries don’t require cloudy satellite pictures of lightly colored blobs with which a Dedicated Journalist can Follow a “Breaking News” graphic.

So I’ll just stay drunk and stop asking questions.  Flying Monkeys did it anyway…


“It’s Not our Mission to Spy on Everybody in The World.”

said the Outgoing NSA Director.

“We consider that Added Value.”

In Other News:  Clown Shortage Hits USA!

Teams of Recruiters sent to U.N.


Seriously?

“The Washington Bravehearts” could be under consideration for the Currently referred to Washington Redskins’ change of name being demanded by those in D.C. desperately trying to distract from the Epic Fail of Obama Care… Domestic Spying… IRS Targeting… State condoned Diplomatic Assassination’s in Benghazi… etc… etc…

Well… William Wallace would be proud.

How about “The Washington Buffalo Killers” or “The Washington Salmon Smokers“?

While I personally would like to offer up “The Washington Extortionists“…
I’m not so sure, drawing on my Cherokee Heritage, there needs to be a name change.

Unless, of course, this is a story designed to drive current Redskin’s apparel sales.


What Does a Police State look like?

So What does an Oppressive Police State look like?

History is replete with examples… the problem is they were all sold to the public as integral to security, and their initial behavior dismissed as necessary, until well after the fact and by then it was too late.

Keep in Mind,

You still go to work… you still send your kids to school… you still have a place to live… you still make dinner…

But, in the back of your mind you know everything is different.  Everything.  And the only thought you might have is “How did it get this way?”  “What Happened?”  “I Don’t Understand.”  Followed by, “It happened so slowly.”  Finally ending with “Why did we let this happen?”

If you need “hard evidence” of what I’m talking about I’ll stay within my area and recommend tracing the origins of Soviet Security Services From the Cheka, Smersh and KGB to the “newer” incarnations of the SVR and FSB. Feel free to whip out your Googler now… I’ll wait.

If you’re not in the mood for a history lesson dealing with Anglo’s oppressing and killing each other, then check out the Tonton Macoute… they’re fun.

But keep in mind, these “needed policemen” were not sold to the population as an important part of keeping the country safe by interrogating, intimidating and killing you efficiently.

All of them started somewhere.

And that somewhere was right in front of the very people they went on to oppress.  With the majority of their support.  (This is always left out of the brief historical blurbs… read a little deeper and you’ll see remarkable parallel’s we seemed doomed to relive.)

Here’s what we Know:

We know we are being watched by our government.  We know our journalists are being spied on in real-time.  The 100 journalists at AP whose phones were tapped (let alone what else was done to them that has yet come to light) should be enough to seriously freak all of us out.  We know the Government is experimenting with getting us to accept all kinds of new methods of Force.  Do you think they will stop at forcing you to buy health insurance once you accept it is within their power to do so?  When has restraint ever been exercised by any Government anywhere on Earth let alone ours?  Once you give them the power of force there will always be human beings looking for new ways to wield it.  It’s our nature… it is undeniable… it is historically demonstrable.  It cannot be dismissed by anyone who is not one of those wishing for it.

But we seem to be OK with the direction we’re headed… is that the appropriate reaction?

Now the World is rising up against our spying on Them.

But what should concern us more?  Should we be concerned about our Government listening in on cell phone traffic coming out of Estonia or cell phone traffic coming from You, an American Citizen, whose done nothing wrong?

I would offer that the latter is far more serious.  Think about it this way, the Estonian… Chinese… Ethiopian police forces cannot show up at your door and do bad things to you.

While you’re still holding out that “The Black Helicopter Crowd”, and historians like me, are crazy,

this little story comes to light…

Fed’s Confiscate Investigative Journalist’s Files using an unrelated Warrant for a Crime that had not been committed.

Remember, just because you’re Paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to Get You.

Most of us do not have the background to recognize how very bad things find their beginning.  However, A few of us do.  Find those folks and listen to them.

While I would never suggest you trust me… Allow me to share with you the knowledge that you really, really, really Do Not want to live in a Place where this type of oppression is accepted.  By the time you no longer want to accept it, it’s too late.

I know you’re probably reading this thinking “I have nothing to worry about because I’ve done nothing wrong.”.  Let me also share with you the fact that none of the above mentioned, well-intentioned, “security services” ever let your “not doing anything wrong” get in their way.  The Journalist in the above article was just doing her job.

Once enough of us completely disregard the Constitution on the United States which was written explicitly to protect the Individual from Government and the Mob rule of the Majority… once we accept and allow them the power of force to do what they are now doing… once what is happening now is accepted as necessary and “for our own security and well-being”… we are only steps away from becoming another foot note in the history references I’m sending you to research in the above paragraphs.

Come on kids… you are not stupid, contrary to what they may think.


A Benghazi Response

President Obama offers the respect to Tyrone Wood’s father in the manner which he, the President, feels Mr. Wood’s deserves.

Article here.

How much longer will we offer respect to President Obama?


Disgusting

Democrats refuse to hear testimony from parents of those Slain in Benghazi.

Not only did they refuse… they got up and walked out.

I guess a child’s life is not worth being compassionate enough to politely listen to their parents.

May be it’s because the children of those parents were serving their country…


Uh-Oh…

Could it be that the CIA was involved in investigating journalists who said mean things about the current Administration?

The official response of “outrageous and baseless” leads me to believe… yes.

But why would I believe such a thing?

On what would I Base my assertion on?

Because we know it would be Outrageous if:

The IRS used its authority to intimidate groups the Administration disagrees with.

The DEA was using information gleaned from Domestic Spying on Innocent American’s.

The NSA was conducting the Domestic Spying program collecting information on Innocent Americans to be kept forever.

The CIA was selling Missiles to the Syrians and running them through Benghazi only to lose track of them.

The DOJ investigated Journalists.

The BATFE was up-arming Mexican Drug Cartels who then killed hundreds of innocent Mexican’s and American Law Enforcement Officers.

The Executive Branch was illegally writing Law and then furthering the illegality by providing immunity from those Laws to Unions and Government Employees.

The Federal Reserve was printing money faster than history has ever witnessed and then using it to buy Bonds.

The Very Senator and Congressman who caused the Real Estate Collapse escaped Imprisonment and, astonishingly, wrote legislation to “solve” the problem they created.

The Defense Department was being run by a Civilian Presidential Advisor whose decisions have thus far lead to the death of an Ambassador.

The TSA started showing up at Sporting Events to grope spectators when taking a break from Stealing Stuff out of your suitcase.

The DHS was advertising how to gain access to the United States without being a Citizen then allowing those who came to roam freely.

The Local Police were being Militarized with Federal Assistance.

The Democrat Party suddenly found Sexual Harassment to be offensive.

The list goes on, but my fingers are tired…

I Agree, it would be Outrageous.

However, Baseless?

We’ll see.

There’s guaranteed to be more yet to come, all brought to you by a group of people who find a 5% reduction in the Growth of Spending “Draconian”, Socialized Medicine “A Right”, the Constitution “Limiting” and the Second Amendment “Outdated”.

It’s becoming difficult to find anything NOT to believe anymore.

It’s time for bourbon surrounded by glass.