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Need a Little Help Here… Are the Russians Coming?

While it’s true, I’ve been laying low watching the fire overhead, I am struck by this latest explosion of stupidity.

So, I’m going to untie my fingers.

First I will say, I hate me some Russians. Actually I hate me some Socialists which continues to include Russians.  This is for reasons nobody cares about but I’ve made clear over the years.

That being said, WTF?
Trump goes over to pay a visit to Vlad and our local socialists, our Socialist press and the Never Trump useful idiots go ape sh*t.

The Dems have no option but to continue their attempt to connect Trump with Russian meddling. Why, because they have nothing but good news to get mad about.  AND… they are being forced to be honest about who they are.  Both of the above are not good for their future.  (Did the Russians meddle in the election process? Of course they did. And they will again… just as the Chinese do, the North Koreans do, the Iranians wish they could… etc. etc. Hey dummy, here’s another tidbit, we do it too. And we will continue to do it. What do you think all that money for “Clandestine” services is used for? For you current college students, see if you can find a dictionary and look up ‘clandestine’. ) It is enjoyable however to watch Democrats hate on some Russians.  It’s like a Domestic Abuse episode of Jerry Springer where the wife is beating the crap out of the husband for everyone to see.  It’s funny because it’s purely theater and they don’t really mean it… but they think it makes for good ratings.  (And in the end the wife goes back to the husband.)

The Press is hell-bent on anyone other than Trump heavily flavored by their bizarre love affair of all things Socialist. So they are working diligently to keep the words “Trump” and “Russia” appearing together in every sentence they utter. It’s become boring.  (Has anyone heard anything about Venuzuela lately?  With any frequency?)

The Never Trumpers are desperate to get their power back and reclaim their rightful place in history as the Slave Party to the Democratic Socialists.  Can I get you a Starbucks?

Even the Criticism I’m hearing from those I listen to attentively is odd.

“Trump threw the CIA under the bus!”

So?

Folks, since when does the President of the United States suffer an obligation to stand behind everything his intelligence services say? Yes… I get it. Better to say nothing at all, but that was not allowed to happen by the Leftist Press… and it never will be allowed to happen when it comes to any Political Leader standing in the way of the the the Press’ Socialist Utopia.  Can you blame them?  What could be better than standing in line for toilet paper… oh right, the Systematic Starvation.  My bad.

Just a note — does anyone here remember when George W. Bush believed his intelligence folks and went after WMDs in Iraq? Seems to my foggy alcohol addled memory that the Leftist a-holes jumped all over him for only finding Chemical Weapons (which actually are WMDs).  Anyone?  Bueller?

The only interesting aspect of this latest Media Destabilization Effort coming from the Trump Administration is who on the Republican side of the aisle is drawing the long knives?

I would watch these people carefully… we have officially entered the Presidential Election Cycle.

I’m crawling back into my hole now.  I have castles on clouds to build.


The Real Problem Obama had with Netanyahu’s Speech before Congress

Folks… this is simpler than everyone wants to make it.

The Obama Administration has worked diligently to create the successful impression this White House is not as close to Israel as those occupants before them.

Bibi comes along and reminds the world, particularly those countries that hate jews, that the United States not only continues to support Israel, but is doing so much… that he dare not mention all of it.

The White House is upset because their efforts to allow Iran a “peaceful” Nuclear Weapons… sorry, Energy… program has been interrupted by the Leader of Israel reminding the entire Middle East of our relationship.

Bibi’s continued mention of ‘secret’ assistance received by Israel, compliments of the United States, is really what set the Liberals off.

His, Bibi’s, couching these remarks as a reassurance his speech was not adversarial was simply insult to injury for the Leftists promoting our current Chamberlainesque foreign policy.

It was so bad it almost made a well-grown, very, very mature, former House Majority Leader, Congress Woman’s face to break… into tears.

It’s that easy.

Throw on the current administration’s lending assistance to Netanyahu’s Leftist Opposition in next weeks election, and the media’s opportunity to make that public knowledge… you have Leftists walking out of a foreign leaders address to congress.

Things are rarely as complicated as those who wish to conceal them would like you to believe.


The Pessimist

I’m tired of people making excuses for their behavior.

It’s not out of our control… I’m fat because I eat more than I need to.  I’m sober because I don’t drink enough.  I’m not as cool as “occupy” protesters because I bathe.  My representative is an idiot but I vote for him every time because I refuse to pay attention to what he actually does versus what he says he does.

I’m in control… and what I decide to do matters.

See how easy that is?

It’s time to simply be honest first with ourselves, then with others. This brings me to a brief conversation I had with a friend.
We, of course, were talking about politics.  His position was that it didn’t matter who we voted for because they are all corrupt, or will be, and that’s just the way it is. I have heard this referred to as being cynical… which has always bothered me at some level. It was then that I realized why.

The above attitude is Pessimistic, not Cynical.

I’m cynical and happily so. I revel in my cynicism.  I subscribe to all definitions of the word. I am not, however, pessimistic.

The Pessimist uses his title to know nothing. The Pessimist seeks to appear informed while making no effort to be informed. It is an attempt to position himself above the conversation while not actually having to participate in it.  It is also this belief that allows the grifters in government to get away with exactly the behavior the Pessimist thinks is unavoidable.

My friend then followed up that statement with the fact that he see’s voting as his “duty”.  I almost fell out of my chair.  I should not have been surprised.

This is what we are teaching our entire population. The Left loves this because it gives people a pass to vote for the “coolest” candidate rather than calmly exploring what they stand for. The Left certainly does not want educated voters… they get to continue their march to Statism as long as enough voters look at it as if it is a game show.

This is a frustrating situation as these are exactly the people we need to reach out to and educate. While I would prefer that they embrace limited government, if all I can get is an educated Socialist then fine. At the very least, be the best Statist you can be. But if you’re ignorant regarding the different philosophies and you can find a shred of intellectual honesty then be true to yourself and admit you are not prepared to vote.

In fact, please don’t vote.

Instead make an effort to get educated and join the conversation. Then and only then should you consider it your “duty” to vote. There is nothing “cool” about screwing up life for the rest of us because you want to “rock the vote” or because the person you want to have sex with thinks they have an “enlightened” opinion so you vote the way they do. It’s also not your “duty” to vote the way your parents do.

Spare us the electoral static that you bring to the table with your inane actions!

Try being a Cynic and educating yourself.

I have faith you will for your own good.

But I suspect you wont.

(012512)


Symbolism Over Substance

After President Obama’s comments  during an interview with an NBC reporter in which he stated he ‘regretted the optics’ of racing out for a round, or two, of Golf after addressing the Nation regarding a Video of an ISIS Terrorist Hacking the Head off of an American Journalist with a Knife, I must restate an observation.

Liberalism, Progressivism, Socialism, Leftism… whatever you want to call it… is about Symbolism not Substance.

President Obama made it very clear he regretted the way his Golf Game was viewed… however, not the FACT he went out to play a game after the country was presented with such a horrific act.  Let me clarify, not just the Country but the entire World was presented with this atrocity and our President went out and played Golf.

The President is a genuine Democratic Socialist.  He’s the Real Deal.  The primary concern is how you see himnot what he does.

The Left can never have it any other way.

The reason for this is that you would NEVER like the substance if it were presented to you in an easy to understand, straight forward way. Never.

All that remains is Symbolism.

Democratic Socialists cannot allow themselves to be judged by what they are doing.  They must control the exposure the receive to insure You make all of your judgments of them based on Feelings… never Actions and Facts.

When Democrats Say they care about you and not just your vote… when Liberals claim to seek Equality… when both Democrats and Republicans pretend to champion Freedom and Liberty of the Individual, as our founders intended, they are employing Symbols. They have No Intention of following through with any of those things.  ‘It’s just the flowery rhetoric used to influence the Masses and get elected.’ – Every Liberal Republican and Democrat

Over 100-years ago Alcohol was removed as a viable way to but votes.  Now all they have left is to Lie to you, in any and every fashion you will accept.

And Lie they Do…

You’ll notice when the Masses push back, as in the case of the above Golf Game, Leftists will lament the way ‘it looked’ and not the act itself.  Then they will change the Lie, distract you with something else, or more often than not blame You for seeing it that way.

Why?  Because they know it works.

If they can ply you with imagery, powerful words and appealing promises, you have demonstrated, over and over, you will happily keep them in power.

In the End, that’s all that matters… To them.

And it is Your Fault.

Once you begin to watch what they DO in comparison to what they SAY it is a life-changing moment.  You will question all you think you know and believe.

But, you have to be intellectually honest enough with yourself to watch Them All… not just the ones you think… or someone else tells you to think… you disagree with.

It should make you uncomfortable… very uncomfortable.

 


Can these People Stand for Anything? Ever?

State Dept. Spokeswoman Refuses to Criticize Iran for Excluding Women Candidates from Election

“We want this [election] to be free and fair. There’s a lot of ways to, of course, define that.”

2:01 PM, May 20, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki refused to criticize Iran for excluding women candidates from the upcoming “election” there. The remarkable exchange, which concludes with Psaki saying this (“We want this [election] to be free and fair. There’s a lot of ways to, of course, define that.”) happened at Friday’s press briefing.

QUESTION: Jen, can I change the subject? It would seem that in Iran the Guardians Council, which is vetting the candidates for the upcoming elections next month, have decided and have ruled that women cannot contest, they cannot stand as candidates. I wondered what the United States reaction is to that, considering that 50 person of the population in Iran is women – are women.

MS. PSAKI: Well, we don’t take positions on any candidates, as you know, and we hope that the upcoming elections will be free, fair, and transparent and will represent the will of the Iranian people. So we wouldn’t weight into decisions made by the government. Of course, broadly, we hope that women around the world participate in politics and elected office, but beyond that I don’t think I have anything specific for you.

QUESTION: Taking the word “fair” – if you’re being fair, it would seem to exclude 50 percent of the population from an election, would already mean that it is not a fair election.

MS. PSAKI: Well, we don’t weigh in on to the candidates and the candidates that are chosen through the process in Iran. Of course, of course, broadly speaking we do want women to participate in elections around the world and rise up in elected office.

QUESTION: Just not in Iran?

MS. PSAKI: I’m not suggesting that, Arshad. I’m just suggesting that we leave it to the process that happens in Iran for them to pick their candidates.

QUESTION: But I mean why – it seems astounding that this Department – I mean, what if they decided to exclude, as this country once did, not merely women but black people? Would that be acceptable to you? That’s just their choice; they do it any way they want and you’re not going to stand up for democratic rights?

MS. PSAKI: I think we pretty broadly stand up for democratic rights from this building.

QUESTION: Just not for Iranian women, apparently.

MS. PSAKI: That’s not at all what I was conveying. I think there are two separate issues here. Of course, we want women to participate in processes around the world, whether that is participating in voting or being elected to office. Of course.  More specifically, in terms of how candidates are selected, we don’t weigh in on specific candidates, of course, as the Government of Iran is picking them. But broadly, yes, we would like women to be participating at every level.

QUESTION: Including in Iran?

MS. PSAKI: Including around the world.

QUESTION: But – no but —

QUESTION: This is not a process. This is a clear case of gender discrimination, no? Isn’t that a difference between a vetting procedure and just saying, “All women no”? I mean, you’ve got to take a stand on something like that.

MS. PSAKI: Again, Brad, I think I made pretty clear – I don’t know that I have much more to add – that of course we have long supported women being elected to office in the United States and around the world and participating in the process. We want this to be free and fair. There’s a lot of ways to, of course, define that. But again, we don’t select or play a role in selecting who the candidates are. We can take a look through the process, and happy to comment once it’s completed.

Psaki is a veteran of the Obama campaign.

Full Weekly Standard Article Here.

Sounds pretty “progressive” doesn’t it?

What do you think we would be hearing from MSNBC, or say The Huffington Post should this have been 2005?  Why does it seem impossible for this Administration to present morally clear positions on anything?

This simple answer… as it should always be… is “We Always support the FULL participation of every individual when it comes to their government.  This includes being able to participate in the electoral process as well as seeking elected office.  While one day we wish that for them, we are not Iran.”

It could have been that easy.  At least it would have been for me.  However, when everything is relative and truth depends on who you ask and their personal opinion, it is almost impossible.  Which is exactly how Progressives want it.  It makes being the Decider of what is “Free and Fair” an extremely powerful position to be in.


The theft of meaning

Communication is the key to progress.  Relating complex concepts in a form easiest to digest allows us to employ them to our benefit.  This ability is what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom securing our place at the top of the food chain. So why is it those who wish to run our country go to such great pains to say nothing with as many words as possible?

If you are anything like me, I’m sorry.  But if you are like me then you watch every moment our president speaks (doesn’t matter which party), you watch every debate, you read every article (Ha!  not quite…) and then pour a very large Crown surrounded by glass.  You stick your nose in it… pick out the vanilla notes, give it a gentle swirl followed by a long slow draw and just as you begin to enjoy the full beautiful flavors the blend brings to the back of your throat you violently and repeatedly pound your head against the table.  It is the only way I’ve been able to bring myself back to the world of reason and rational after hearing these language thieves wax poetic.  If you’re not paying attention their speeches bore into your brain.  If left untreated you risk becoming one of the nodding hoard that mystically finds meaning in such pap as “Hope and Change” and then adopts “homeless chic” while joining your Facebook “friends” at an occupy protest.

While the president is always an easy target he’s a leftist… enough said.  But the lastest crop of word burglars are the Republican candidates vying for the 2012 nomination.  The intentional obfuscation is as amazing as it is repulsive.

Let’s play a game… Do you know the difference between the “debt” and the “deficit”?  The candidates don’t think so.  While I expect this from the left as it is their mission to control all wealth I do not expect it from anyone who has allowed the word capitalist to escape their mouth with favorable meaning.

Do you know that when a candidate cheers his plan to “reduce the deficit” it actually means we will still have one… and the debt will continue to grow laaaarger?  The candidates hope you don’t because they have apparently completely given up addressing our ever speedier free fall into fiscal oblivion.

Do you know that “raising the debt ceiling” actually means giving tacit approval to printing more U.S. Dollars?  AND the printing of more U.S.Dollars is a direct tax on any money you have saved or have invested?  In other words, THE PRINTING OF MORE MONEY IS A TAX!  A BIG FRIGGIN’ TAX!  BIG! BIG! BIIIG TAX!  The candidates hope you don’t because many of them continue to support keeping the presses inked up.  Where’s my drink…

Like I said, I expect this from the left because torturing the language to keep their base confused is what they do, else nobody would vote for them… what’s painful is how much of the left has found a home in the Republican party.  Don’t take any part of this as a third party endorsement… it is not.  We have primaries which serve this purpose… history has shown us multiple parties get us guys like Hitler.  (So all you third party types do the rest of us a favor and get on board… Let’s try to avoid those types having the opportunity to win with 34% of the vote.)  But what I do endorse is our demanding that these grifters use language with meaning. It’s time to return meaning to the debate and stop allowing our representatives to keep us confused in the hopes that we will just give up, stop watching, and let them do whatever the heck they want. They’ve had 70 years of that. And look around.


Superbowl Winner.

Does it matter who wins the Superbowl?
I’m sure it does to the Patriots fans as I’m sure it does to the Giants fans.

But what I’m asking is, does it really matter?

Will your life be effected if your team loses?  (If you’re gambler then, yes… I get it.)

You can keep reading, this isn’t some diatribe on how sports are ridiculous and a waste of time etc. In fact, I think sports are one of the few opportunities still available for the world to see a meritocracy in action. For Americans the Superbowl is an annual affirmation for the benefits associated with competition.  We should try applying it in other areas of our lives more often.
However, it strikes me as interesting that millions of fans know more about; how the game is played, who the best players are and why, the distinct characteristics of the coaches and their records etc. Some even know the type of turf each stadium has and the stats for the team mascot.  The problem I have with this is that whoever wins cannot totally screw up your life…  (right… unless you’re a gambler…)
Your asking about now, what does he mean? Does this guy have a point?

Well, every two years we have elections in this country. It’s my contention that had we paid as much attention to our elected officials over the last 60+ years as we do our sports, we wouldn’t be in the mess we are in right now.
Then there is the other side of the coin.

It is also my contention that too many of us handle our politics the same way we root for our favorite team. We are the “fair weather fans”.  We don’t pay much attention unless “our” team is winning then we may watch them during the regular season but certainly in the play-offs. We don’t really know anything about the players or the coach, but our parents were “fans” when we were kids and/or we grew up close to where the team plays so we’re “fans”. It’s enough that we have a jersey. Right?
Unfortunately this is also how many people vote.

So between the hyper-focus to the exclusion of what truly matters and the cursory focus on what we think matters spells for electoral results that leave us wishing we had bought the case instead of the twelve pack at the grocery store.  And, it’s our fault.
My suggestion is we get as excited about elections as we do about our football, baseball and basketball.(I would add golf but… seriously?) Then we learn as much as possible in regard to the characteristics of the candidates, their professed political philosophies and then what they actually believe in based on their actions. It wouldn’t hurt to know their districts and the kind of turf they have…  Then and only then do we go vote.

“But sports are way more exciting!” you say.  I agree in many regards, but the Boston Patriots are not going to raise your taxes and the New Jersey Giants don’t have the ability to spend the country into oblivion.  The above described political contestants do.

So focus your energy on what matters and take off your “party jersey” that your parents gave you.  Learn about the difference between Free-market Capitalism vs. Democratic Socialism.  Understand and be able to identify what camps these politicians belong too even when they tell you something different as they are all prone to do.  Because these guys can and do screw up our lives on a regular basis… legally… with your permission…

(Pay attention to sports too… like I said, it may best the last arena we have to see actual competition.  Time for a beer… game’s about to start.)