Archive for June, 2012

The rules of engagement are so ridiculous that our troops cannot fight.

The rules of engagement in Afghanistan are so ridiculous that our troops cannot fight.

On “Bill Bennett’s America in the Morning” a correspondent, who used to be a soldier in Vietnam and recently embedded with the troops in Afghanistan, said that the rules of engagement are so ridiculous that our troops cannot act.

He said it ends up that over 95% of the soldiers’ actions are really reaction to being attacked.  For example, the correspondent told a story about a Taliban soldier who was watching with binoculars the platoon in which the correspondent was embedded. He asked the U.S. soldiers why they didn’t shoot him (as they would have done that in Vietnam), and they said.” because according to the rules of engagement the man with binoculars was not showing ‘hostile intent’ (was not looking at them through a rifle scope) and if they shot him they would be arrested for court-martial!” Later in the program, a recent officer retiree from the Army reported that it is no longer politically correct to sing songs about killing the enemy!

What? I cannot believe it (well, yes I can), and, yes, the American troops have to put each and every Taliban fighter through a sort of Maranda process when they capture one!

Perhaps the OBAMANATION wants to demoralize and make impotent our troops (like the Bolsheviks did to the Russian troops returning from their fight with Germany in World War I). No matter the reason (or lack thereof) sacrificing brave American lives for this type of sophistry is unconscionable.

In a tangentially related factoid, I frequently here ignorant, main-stream reporters say that no one has been able to conquer and hold the territory now known as Afghanistan. Pure subterfuge! From 1220 to 1506 the Mongols ruled Afghanistan (286 years). From 1506 until 1747 when Afghanistan became independent, the region was controlled by the Mughals of northern India and the Safavids of Iran (241 years).

“Ye shall know the truth…”

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ACORN is just one of hundreds of government-funded groups whose sole purpose is to elect Democrats.

If ACORN was the only organizations that got money from the government to buy votes, then, with a little cooperation from the Attorney General’s office, we could stop it; however the ACORN brand is just one of hundreds of these government-funded groups whose sole purpose is to elect Democrats.

Don’t believe me and think I need a tin foil hat? Read the prose below before you call me crazy.

In 2009, the front page of the Salinas Valley newspaper, “The Californian,” had a picture of  congressman, Sam Farr-D, speaking for Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action (COPA) and two other ACORN-like “foundations” CHISPA and Industrial Areas Foundation Network . 

  

Here is part of the actual article from The Californian and comments from Blogging For Liberty.

“ WATSONVILLE, CA — U.S. Rep. Sam Farr, D-Carmel, met with more than 800 members of the Communities Organized for Relational Power in Action (COPA) on Sunday to tackle four key issues facing Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. It should be known that COPA is affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation Network (the second ACORN-like,government-funded group represented at the meeting), and the Community Housing Improvement Systems and Planning Association Inc. (the 3rd ACORN-type group on the panel at the meeting)!

”The congressman promised the group’s leaders and members they have his (Farr’s) support in achieving its goals. Of couse meeting with these statists is bad enough, but Representative Farr went on to say this: “I think together we can accomplish a lot,” Farr said, “and I will work with you to get it done.” Representative Farr agreed to work with COPA to get more trained U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development counselors to assist families facing foreclosures. He also invited bank representatives to meet with COPA to facilitate loan modifications.”

As mentioned above, COPA is affiliated with the Industrial Areas Foundation Network (ACORN-like, government-funded group). Curious, I went online and found the Industrial Areas Foundation Web site, and this is what I found:

“The leaders and organizers of the Industrial Areas Foundation build organizations whose primary purpose is power – the ability to act – and whose chief product is social change*... the leaders use that base to compete at times, to confront at times, and to cooperate at times with leaders in the public and private sectors…The IAF develops organizations that use power – organized people and organized money – in effective ways…The living reality of the IAF is overwhelmingly present in the 59  IAF affiliates functioning in 21 states, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany. ..The current generation of IAF organizations began in the mid-1970’s and was the product of the insight and effort of the person who succeeded Saul Alinsky* as executive director of theIAF, Edward T. Chambers. The first three modern IAF groups were the Citizens Organized for Public Service (COPS)*, in San Antonio, Texas; Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD), in Maryland; and the Queens Citizens Organization (QCO), in New York. Since then, 59 local organizations have emerged in regional clusters:

  • 14 organizations in the northeastern cities and counties between Boston and Washington
  • 5 organizations in the south and near south
  • 6 organizations in the midwest in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Ohio
  • 27 organizations in the states of Iowa, Nebraska, Louisiana, California, Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico
  • 4 organizations in the northwest, in Oregon and Washington
  • international affiliates in Canada, England, and Germany

*”Social justice” and “social change” as I am sure you know, are euphemism for redistribution of wealth.

Saul D. Alinsky (1909-1972) – a community organizer from Chicago’s Back of the Yards. From the late 1930s until his death in 1972, Alinsky crisscrossed the country, stirring the have-nots — poor whites and blacks — to demand power from the haves. Alinsky was more than just an organizer; he founded the Industrial Areas Foundation Training Institute commonly called the “Alinsky School” which was the training ground for many important community and labor organizers.

In 1970, Time Magazine hailed Alinsky as “a prophet of power to the people,” contending that Alinsky’s  ideas had forever changed the way American democracy worked. They should have substituted “cheated” for “worked.”

*(COPS) is the organization that we used to see in action on the local TV news out of San Antonio beginning in the 70s.

Trillions of stimulus dollars is going to the many different community organizing groups throughout the nation directly or indirectly; so now these organizations have been funded with over a thousand billion dollars of tax-payer money to buy votes for Democrats. We need to be very scared and figure out a way to thwart these socialist/communists/fascists or none of us are safe.

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Drone aircraft in the sky over farms and ranches in America?

Drone aircraft in the sky over farms and ranches in America?

Believe it or not, the EPA has been found to have drone aircraft in the sky over farms and ranches to check on “livestock.”

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“A bipartisan group of Capitol Hill lawmakers is pressing EPA Director Lisa Jackson to answer questions about privacy issues and other concerns after the agency used aerial surveillance to monitor livestock operations over their home state of Nebraska.”

The Environmental Protection Agency uses aerial surveillance across a swath of the Midwest known as Section 7 – which  includes Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and  Missouri — and has defended the practice as cost-efficient.”

And for all you Texans who believe that such nonsense would never be tolerated in Texas: The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department in Texas bought its 50-pound, custom-built drone, which takes pictures by day and senses heat sources at night.

Statists imbue with power these un-elected offices, like the EPA, to continue the statist philosophy whether or not they are in elected office.

“Be afraid, very afraid, and NEVER vote for statists!

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The TEA Party, Bob Beckle, and Tim McVeigh

The TEA Party, Bob Beckel, and Tim McVeigh

Way before the Oklahoma City bombing, Tim McVeigh told friends in Decker, Michigan, that the Army had implanted a microchip into the muscle of his rear-end so that the government could keep track of him.

McVeigh’s family thought he was weird, and he was unable to establish a relationship with a woman.

Diagnosis: Paranoid Schizophrenia (not “right-wing” zealot).

Do NOT accept the subterfuge Bob Beckel spews out on Fox News (that McVeigh was “right-wing”) and then argue from his premise.

Beckel’s attempt to vilify the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party by implying the membership is made up of people capable of the violent paranoia of the Oklahoma City Bomber is meant for useful idiots (not an educated audience).

Ask Mr. Beckel about the Left’s Occupy Movement who just tried to blow up the bridge in Ohio (one of whom mentioned the Republican National Convention in Tampa as another potential target of their bombing campaign).

“May, 1, 2012, TAMPA, Fla. — Five self-proclaimed anarchists were arrested Monday after allegedly conspiring to blow up a bridge about 15 miles south of Cleveland. Based on statements in the affidavit, not only are the suspects linked to the Occupy movement, but one of them mentioned the Republican National Convention in Tampa as another possible target.”

http://www.wtsp.com/news/topstories/article/253517/250/Did-alleged-bridge-bombers-also-target-the-RNC

“Don’t believe the hype.”

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Blogging For Liberty: Warren Buffett is in a suit with the IRS for a billion dollars?

 Blogging For Liberty: Warren Buffett is in a suit with the IRS for a billion dollars?

Here is your good old Warren Buffett, with his symbiote, who says he wants the rich to pay more (yet he is in a serious legal suit with the IRS over a billion dollars of back taxes).

 
Can you say, “puppet on a string?” If you can’t now, you soon will!Although Buffett is not a Greek last name, it is French for “hypocrite”.If you are nor really sure how much a billion dollars is, then go to the YouTube link below:

http://youtu.be/um0guhNGPPM

“Ye shall know the truth…”

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Blogging For Liberty: President Bush was a statist, but he was not prone to lie.

Blogging For Liberty: President Bush was a statist, but he was not prone to lie.

One of the blonde bomb-shells on Fox News stated that “Mission Accomplished” was Bush’s failed attempt to tell the public the war was won. That was incorrect.

The banner on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln on May 1, 2003, referred to the end of that ship’s mission in the Gulf (not Bush’s declaration of victory).

It was the media’s bastardization of that fact that was promulgated around the world to criticize Bush. Apparently, it worked on you too?

In November 2008, Bush said in a CNN interview, “To some, it said, well, ‘Bush thinks the war in Iraq is over,’ when I didn’t think that. It conveyed the wrong message.”

Please, learn the correct story that reflects the facts, and refrain from conveying the wrong message and repeating the lies of the left. Before Obama, the current spendthrift President, President Bush was the biggest spender of all time, and that is unforgivable; however, he was not prone to lie (regardless of what the Democrats say).

“It is easier to believe a lie that one has heard a thousand times than to believe a fact that no one has heard before”-(Unknown, but brilliant).

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The Ideology of Handouts

The Ideology of Handouts

The Statist premise is that poverty is a purely economic problem: the needy simply lack the material resources to lead productive, happy lives (to be accomplished by taking money from the tax payer and giving it to the tax receiver or so-called needy), and anyone who opposes this redistribution is selfish and insensitive. Supply these resources, the theory runs, and you will have solved the problem of poverty. 

This simple economic theory of poverty led to a single underlying principle for welfare programs (redistribution). Since the needy just lacked goods and services to become productive members of the community, it followed that all you had to do was give them these things (redistribute wealth). You didn’t have to see that they stopped engaging in the behavior that plunged them into neediness. You didn’t have to ask them to apply themselves, or to work, or to save, or to stop using drugs, or to stop having babies they couldn’t support, or to make any other kind of effort to improve themselves. In other words, the welfare programs the war-on-poverty activists designed embodied something-for-nothing giving, or what we usually call “handouts.”

I recently asked my friend’s daughter what she wanted to be when she grows up. She said she wanted to be President some day.

 Both of her parents, liberal Democrats (socialists), were standing there, so I asked her, ‘If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?’ She replied, ‘I’d give food and houses to all the homeless people.’ Her parents beamed with approval.

 “Wow…what a worthy goal,” I told her. “But you don’t have to wait until you’re President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and sweep my yard, and I’ll pay you $50. Then I’ll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house.” 

She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, “Why doesn’t the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?” “Welcome to the Tea Party.”

“Wow…what a worthy goal,” I told her. “But you don’t have to wait until you’re President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow the lawn, pull weeds, and sweep my yard, and I’ll pay you $50. Then I’ll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food and a new house.” 

 She thought that over for a few seconds, then she looked me straight in the eye and asked, “Why doesn’t the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?” “Welcome to the Tea Party.”

While the state of neediness we call poverty does involve a lack of material resources, it also involves a mass of psychological and moral problems, including weak motivation, lack of trust in others, ignorance, irresponsibility, self-destructiveness, short-sightedness, alcoholism, drug addiction, promiscuity, violence, and most important of all risk factors-intelligence (or the lack thereof). To say that all these behavioral and psychological problems can be “abolished” is a denial of the common-sense facts.

“It is easier to believe a lie that one has heard a thousand times than to believe a fact that no one has heard before”

(Unknown, but brilliant).

Edited by Blogging for Liberty