Liberty is the opposite of tyranny!

Voting? 1.8 million dead people?

1.8 million dead people on the voter rolls, and 3 million people are registered on the voter rolls in two or more states!

  

But there is more; one in every eight voter records contains inaccuracies, and at least 51 million eligible voters are not registered to take part in elections (but that won’t stop the ACORN-like organizations that exist throughout the nation).

(The data above are from Pew)


The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. The center conducts public opinion polling, demographic studies, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. It does not take positions on policy issues.

You, as a reader of this blog will vote, because if we don’t produce a landslide, then Obama’s minions will steal the election, and that will be the end of our great nation.
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FDR and Social Security

FDR told the people that Social Security was an individual citizen's nest egg that the government would "hold" for them.
 But at the same time FDR's legal team was arguing to the Supreme Court that the Social Security money was the government's; in other words, he flat-out lied (as do all Progressives, Socialists, Fascists, Communists, or Statist). Hey, if the statists didn't lie, you would have to be a fool to vote for them.
Obama is a statist! 
Are you voting for him? 
If you are, here is your sign!

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The national debt has gone from 10 trillion to 16 trillion in 3 and 3/4 years! Is that not enough?

The national debt has gone from 10 trillion to 16 trillion in 3 and 3/4 years!

Is that not enough?

Sixteen trillion dollars is 6 million stacks of one million dollar bills!

Below is a drawing of just what a stack of $1 billion dollars would look like if it were made up of one hundred dollar bills.

Stacks of $100 dollar bills in amounts of ten thousand, one million, and one billion dollars!

Here is a little perspective on how one trillion dollars in $100 dollar bills would look!

One trillion in $100 dollar bills

Looking at our current labor market, the official unemployment rate (the U3 number) was at a high of 10 percent in October 2009, and has fallen to 8.1 percent. Progressive politicians say this is evidence that their policies are bringing back jobs, and on first blush people believe it, but it is subterfuge. The educated position is that most of the decline in the unemployment rate is due to people giving up looking for work (this does NOT consider all the people who are working at lesser jobs or lower pay as they are legion).

If we were to add back the people who have stopped looking for work since October 2009, the unemployment rate would be more than 11 percent (U6 – see graph). The official (U3) unemployment rate has fallen largely because the government stopped counting large numbers of jobless people.

The liberals, Progressives, or statists in control of the Senate and White House have as their goal central planning of the economy. Do you really think these people are smarter than you? If you vote for them, then I guess you do.

Think about this: Sharecroppers at most, paid no more than 40% of their production to the land owners. Add up all the taxes on gasoline, sales, property, business, licenses, permits, FICA, income tax, cell phone, electricity, water, and even death, just to list a few, and see how much you already pay. Now, Obama states outright he is going to increase your tax burden even more, and he is going to de facto increase your water and electricity rates, and there are over 20 new ways to tax you with the health care law.

What would you do with 6 trillion dollars?

Are these statists smarter than you?

Does Obama deserve to be re-elected?

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Ontario versus Alberta could easily be California versus Texas; but not for long!

Ontario versus Alberta could easily be California versus Texas!

ONTARIO:

 

Ontario, Canada


Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out and attacks the Premier’s dog, then bites the Premier.

The Premier starts to intervene, but reflects upon the movie “Bambi”
and then realizes he should stop because the coyote is only doing
what is natural.

He calls animal control. Animal Control captures the coyote and
bills the province $200 testing it for diseases and $500 for relocating it.

The Premier goes to hospital and spends $3,500 getting checked for
diseases from the coyote and on getting his bite wound bandaged.

The running trail gets shut down for 6 months while Fish and Game
conducts a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is now free of
dangerous animals.

The Premier spends $50,000 in provincial funds implementing a
“coyote awareness program” for residents of the area.

The provincial legislature spends $2 million to study how to better
treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease throughout the
world.

The Premier’s security agent is fired for not stopping the attack.

The province spends $150,000 to hire and train a new agent with
additional special training re: the nature of coyotes.

PETA protests the coyote’s relocation and files a $5 million suit
against the province.

ALBERTA:

Alberta, Canada


Premier Alison Redford is jogging with her dog along a nature trail.

A coyote jumps out and attacks the dog The Premier’s security agent shoots the coyote and keeps.
jogging.

The Premier has spent $0.50 on a .45 ACP hollow point cartridge, and the crows eat the dead coyote.

And that, my friends, is why Ontario is broke and Alberta is not!

The above could be California versus Texas (but probably not for long).

I had dinner with a Texas senator and one of his former assistants. When I reported how California has introduced legislation that would require ALL pet owners to spay or neuter ALL their pets, and what I though was obvious; that after 7 to 14 years there would be no pets in California (due to natural attrition or, as I like to say, “death from old age”).
To my amazement, the former assistant said, “Yes, we are trying to do that here in Texas, but there will still be breeders, but they are horrible (cruel).” I thought , “oh my God”…these are the people who make the laws we have to follow!
I was surprised by the position, but this was not my first rodeo, and I have researched this myth of “breeder cruelty” before. Like wives who murder their husbands, cruelty does occur but it is rare and infrequent (otherwise they would be soon out of business).
I tried to mount an argument about private property being the cornerstone of liberty and our Founding Fathers, a la John Locke, who set up our entire government based on this principle. Unfortunately, neither John Locke nor any of the philosophers of the “Enlightenment” era were part of the assistant’s educational background. I explained that this ban on individuals’ rights to have sway over their animals (private property) was a Trojan Horse, and a device that would soon end beef, chicken, and hog production (making us all vegans and increasing substantially the rate of dementia – but I digress). Because I could have been talking to a fence post I shut up and reengaged in small talk.
Make no mistake about it, we are in trouble and, unfortunately, Texas and Alberta are not immune.
Get a friend , a relative, or a family member to vote for R and R and NOT OJ (OBAMA and Joe).
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Impeachment?

Impeachment?

Impeachment requires the approval of the Senate, and as long as Harry Ried and the Demowitz have control there will never be impeachment.

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A bayonet is a modern weapon? Really?

A bayonet is a modern weapon? Really?

Yes, really, really!

A bayonet (from French baïonnette) is a knife, sword, or spike-shaped weapon designed to fit in, on, over or underneath the muzzle of a rifle, musket or similar weapon, effectively turning the gun into a spear. In this regard, it is an ancillary close-quarter combat or last-resort weapon.
 
The origins of the bayonet are unclear, but appear to have begun in France in the 1600’s. There is a legend that during the mid-1600’s the peasants of the Southern French town of Bayonne, having run out of powder and shot, rammed their long-bladed hunting knives into the muzzles of their muskets converting their guns into spears and, voilà, created the bayonet.

Bayonne is in the southwest corner of France near Spain

Contrary to Obama’s ignorant assertion in the final debate, the bayonet is still issued by many armies, including the forces of the United States, but after all, he is just the commander-in-chief. Perhaps the cocaine he snorted caused a brain infarct in his angular gyrus producing dyslexia; so he read “chief” as “chef”; after all, we know how he reads “corpsman”.
This may be news to village idiots, but the bayonet is still used for controlling prisoners and as a weapon of “last resort”.
In addition, the bayonet serves as a useful training aid in building morale and increasing desired aggressiveness in troops (but apparently none of these are desired results for our President).
Modern bayonets are often multi-purpose knifes which are also an effective fighting knife or the Soviet AKM bayonet which was also a ground breaking survival knife that can be used as a wire-cutter when combined with its scabbard (yes communists use bayonets too).
Some bayonets can also be used as utility knifes, bottle openers or can even be used by troops to cut their way free through the metal skin of a crashed helicopter or airplane. Also, issuing one modern multi-purpose bayonet/knife is obviously more cost effective than issuing two or three specialty bayonets and knifes.
The American M16 rifle used the M7 bayonet was a direct descendants of the M3 Fighting Knife and has a spear-point blade with a half sharpened secondary edge. The newer M9 bayonet, officially adopted in 1984 by the United States, has a clip-point blade with saw-teeth along the spine, and it can be used as a multi-purpose knife and wire-cutter when combined with its scabbard.
The current USMC OKC-3S bayonet, officially adopted in 2003 by the United States, bears a resemblance to the Marines’ iconic Ka-Bar fighting knife with serrations near the handle.
“Mr. Obama, the Marines still use bayonets. Perhaps you should call them more often; like when our embassy is being overrun?”
     
Don’t tell the Democrat idiots or their king that you know the truth (they think you are an idiot too).
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Democrats are prepared to take the nation over the fiscal cliff.

Democrats are prepared to take the nation over the fiscal cliff!

Like the characters from the movie “Thelma & Louise,”

or closer still, like mindless subniveal lemmings the Democrates and RINO-Republicans are attempting to destroy our nation.

 

Video of Obama preparing for  the debates!

These village idiots, or as they like to be called “Democrats”, and their king are attempting to snow all of us.

 

Am I the only one who sees the cliff? Apparently not; even Caterpillar has reduced its future outlook due to this pending fiscal disaster.

 

Don’t believe the hype!

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The IRS Seized $107,000 from a North Carolina man’s bank account, and you might be next! IRS Seizure and “Structuring.”

The IRS Seized $107,000 from a North Carolina man’s bank account, and you might be next!

This story is about a man named McLellan, but it applies to all of us! The man, Mr. McLellan, was targeted by the IRS for his money.

Mr. McLellan’s parents owned a general store and grill, a business McLellan began helping out in at age 9.  McLellan purchased his own store in 15 years ago in the heart of North Carolina, naming it L&M Convenience Mart. It began as just a convenience store and gas station, and since its opening the store has expanded it to include a restaurant.

What Mr. McLellan didn’t know, was that the federal government has become so powerful that it could come in and take away his private property as if they owned it; personal property what he’d worked hard for.

In July of 2014, Mr. McLellan received a phone call from one of his employees summoning him to L&M as more than a dozen federal agents from North Carolina’s Alcohol and Law Enforcement, the local police department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation had flooded into his store, and they were asking for him!

When Mr. McLellan arrived at the store the federal agents asked him if he knew of the term “structuring.”
Mr. McLellan had no idea.

The agents then showed Mr. McLellan that two deposits into his account were made within a 24-hour period totaling $11,400.

The agents said he had a consistent history of cash deposits of less than $10,000, and except for the $11,400 deposit, was illegal. They then told Mr. McLellen the Internal Revenue Service had seized all of the money in L&M’s bank account: A total of $107,702.66.

“‘Are you telling me you took my money?’” McLellan recalled asking the federal agents. ” I can’t believe that y’all guys can walk in here and tell me y’all took every bit of my money out of the bank.”

The agents had been to the bank where Mr. McLellan had his account hours earlier and emptied his account.

Mr. McLellan didn’t know was that the federal government could come in and take away what he’d worked so hard for without notice!

According to the bureaucrats at the IRS Mr. McLellan committed “structuring” violations when making cash deposits of less than $10,000. Mr. McLellan’s money was seized solely because she had deposited less than $10,000 at a time, which they viewed as an attempt to avoid triggering a required government report.

Now here is the “Catch 22.” The bank teller had previously advised Mr. McLellan to make deposits of less than that the $10,000 amount (because deposits totaling more than $10,000, would cause the bank to file additional paperwork!
Structuring laws were put in place to catch drug trafficking and money laundering, but more and more innocent Americans are being targeted using these “structuring violations.”

For unknowingly committing a “structuring violation”, the government seized all of Mr. McLellan’s money (private property).

By using a section of civil asset forfeiture laws that regulates cash deposits, the feds can take anyone’s money by just suggesting that it was acquired illegally.

Just to let you know, civil asset forfeiture is a procedure that allows law enforcement to seize property if it’s suspected of being related to a crime. The government can take the money without ever filing a criminal complaint, and the rightful owners are left to prove they are innocent. The practice of civil forfeiture without due process began decades ago. However, law enforcement agencies across this nation have been using civil asset forfeiture to seize private property, including money, for their own profit (just like the IRS has been doing since the 16th Amendment was ratified in 1913).
Between 2005 and 2012, the IRS seized $242 million for structuring violations, and since seizures executed because of structuring violations have increased dramatically. In 2005, the IRS made just 114 structuring seizures. By 2012, that number had risen to 639.

Banks must submit reports to the Department of the Treasury for cash deposits of more than $10,000, and the government also receives “suspicious activity reports” on deposits below that threshold.

The IRS frequently teams up with local law enforcement to look through suspicious activity reports to see what they can grab. By seizing property (including money) law enforcement agencies, through the Department of Justice’s Equitable Sharing Program,  share the proceeds of the forfeiture!

The scam works like this; The IRS deputizes local law enforcement officers to survey suspicious activity reports and identify cases where the citizen can be subject to forfeiture. If the feds take the money, then the local police get a percentage (part of the take – to use thieves’ jargon).

Obviously, he government has a financial incentive to broadly apply the forfeiture laws, and when an agency like the IRS takes money under the forfeiture laws, the lion’s share of the money goes to fund IRS law enforcement activities without appropriation from Congress. The rest goes back into the pockets of the local law enforcement agency. Thus, there is a powerful incentive for law enforcement to abuse civil forfeiture laws; A win-win for the two sets of bureaucrats, and a lose – lose for the nation and its citizens.

Who takes your money without due process?

Robbers and the federal government (one in the same).

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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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